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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Steeters beat Chiefs. Story on ~ MSO U/10/96 SW MICROPUBLISHINB 2627 EAST YANDELL EL PASO, TX 7-9-303- 50t OCTOBER 8,19% Ml54,No.l81 Weather forces ~™^^»« ^ . • —a. "**^ " , ~ "•--- — OUR COUNTY: City, businesses to discuss discuss billboard issue. Story on Page A6. MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Round two begins in AL. Story on ftg» BJL GALVESTON A flight instructor and his student made an emergency landing 11 , miles offshore Monday. plane to dMi in Gulf By STEVE MAYO '"_." The Daily News GALVESTON — A 28-yeai-old Houston manjearning to fly got a firsthand look at how to make an emergency landing Monday afternoon. afternoon. Mke Cope, an Aero Academy pilot instructor from Houston, was teaching teaching Shannon Murray to fly when their single-engine Cessna ran out of gas. . Cope made an emergency landing landing 11 miles offshore. Hie pilot, 44, said he knew he was v ,about to go down so he slowed the plane to make the landing, said Lt. Greg Purvis, Coast Guard public affairs officer. "We miscalculated the amount of fuel onboard for the weather condi- tions and had to ditch," Cope said. Purvis said the plane flew into a headwind that caused the plane to xose extra fuel.-' Both men were wearing lifejackets and managed to swim to a nearby oil rig- A Coast Guard helicopter trans- • See PLANE CRASH/Page A12 "I 11 feels great to be back. I just. feel happy to have a job, and being able to play on a greatteam , like this is a plus." Bt MattBuUard NBA forward pn his return to the Houston Rockets Nobel awarded for immune system discovery Two scientists' findings that .;...., could lead to new vaccines ; • and therapies for cancer and other diseases won the Nobel Prize for medicine. What police originally thought was a quarter million million dollars worth of cocaine now is suspected of being nothing more than flotsam. COUNTY: County parks board authority reduced by trustees The county Beach Parks Board of Trustees will soon be responsible for only the four beach pocket parks. EXTRA: Debate will be a dog and cat fi^rt WASHINGTON —A fourth debate in the presidential campaign holds all the trappings of a fur-flying confrontation. Television show host John Mclaughlin, Mclaughlin, saying he's tired of "wishywashy" responses from presidential candidates; candidates; plans to moderate a debate pitting pitting Chelsea Clinton's incumbent cat Socks against Bob Dole's dog, Leader. At issue: Whfch would be the best first pet — a dog or a cat? The National Humane Society and the publisher of both Cats Magazine and Dog World will cc-sponsorthe event, which is set for Oct 17. A team arguing for Leader's side will be ted by Dog World's contributing edf- tor John Cargill. Amy D. Shojai, president president and founder of the Cat Writers' Association and contributing editor of Cats Magazine, will lead the cat side. The Humane Society says both Socks and Leader will be asked for comments, which will be aired during the debate — if they are supplied and limited to the topic under discussion. — The Associated Press Two men, center, center, who were rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after their Ceasna went down Monday after- Fit to be tide ^"Ki-jS Storm takes a bite out of county coastlines COUNTY Storm tides caused by Tropical Storm Josephine caused damage to beachfront properly .. across the county. * By CHAD ERIC WATT The Daily News . A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico doesn't have to hit the Texas Coast to cause serious damage, as many Galveston Galveston County beachfront property owners discovered this weekend. High tides churned up by Tropical Storm Josephine, -which appears headed headed for the Florida coast, took abiteout of the county's coastline from-High Island to Sea Isle. :'£;"'".; Scattered rains Saturday and clear skies Sunday belied the storm raging in the Gulf and buffeting the shoreline. One home near Caplen Beach on Boli- var Peninsula fell into the Gulf as waves scoured the coastline there. Tye never seen it this bad except after Hurricane Alicia," said Eleanor Bums, a Crystal Beach resident. Earlier this year, parts of Caplen beach were closed to cars and trucks in preparation for a nourishment, project. "Something's got to be done or we're going to'be'an island," Burris said. On the western end of Galveston Island, protective dunes took a beating and bay side homes were threatened by rising tides. • See HIGH TIDES/Page A12 escorted from a Coast Guard helicopter. (Photo by Kevin Bartrarh) James steps down from UTMBpost Campus president leaves hospital administration By ROBERT LUCEY The Daily News GALVESTON — Dr. Thomas James, president of the TJniyersi- ty of Texas Medical Branch campus, campus, announced on Monday his intent to step down from the university's university's top post to concentrate on lecturing, his patients and GALYESTON Dr. Thomas James, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch : successor takeover Sept.;I;l;997 — exactly 10 years after he took over as the university's highest administrative officer. James was recruited to TJTMB from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham to replace Dr. William C. Levin. In Alabama, James served as senior scientist and director of research, department of medicine chairman-arid director of the division division of cardiovascular disease, among other things. In a letter published in Monday's Monday's TJTMB newsletter, Dr. James announced his intentions and thanked his colleagues for their support. "Although the past decade will be a period which my wife, Gleaves, and I will always remember remember with warm pleasure and a deep sense of accomplishment, today we are looking forward to • building new and perhaps even richer memories as we continue our work for Galveston and Monday that he would be stepping down from the university's top post. • See JAMES/Page A12 Mitehefl honored AUSTIN—Galveston 'native George Mifcfcell received theLatnar Award on Monday for his contributions contributions to IfexasA&M University at Gahwaton, the University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Houston. The Lamar Award is given each year by the state's institutions institutions of higher education. arrant dismissal raises By CAROL CHRISTIAN The Daily News LA MARQUE —The dismissal of 782 uncoHected municipal warrants in July by Municipal Court Judge Stephen W. Baker is nothing to worry worry about, city officials say. Nonetheless, the City Council was to discuss the dismissal Monday in closed session. Councilman James Osteen, who asked that the council talk about the dismissed warrants, said Monday afternoon that the only problem the dismissed warrants constituted for the city was one of communication. "It's pretty standard procedure to dismiss old warrants," Osteen said before the meeting Monday. "But I would have liked to be informed before we read it in the newspaper, especially when we have a financial problem. Citizens want to know why we are dismissing warrants warrants when we are raising taxes." Judge Baker said Monday that the warrants he had dismissed were all at least two years old and had proven to be uncollectable. The warrants had been forwarded to Municipal Services Bureau in Austin for collection. The agency, which does its work by telephone^ had been unable to locate the defendants, defendants, said Carol McLemore, interim city manager. Baker said that a media report of JBk, 424 dismissed in which the city had received full or partial payment was incorrect. "I did not dismiss any cases in which a judgment was rendered," Baker said, explaining that "judgment "judgment rendered" means the defendant defendant shows up in court and a fine is assessed These are only the cases in which the defendant did not appear and the state has been unable to prosecute to a judgment.' 1 Baker said it was his duty to dismiss dismiss old warrants. In the 10 years he has been municipal judge for La Marque, Marque, Baker said he has usually dismissed dismissed warrants about once a year. • See U MARQUE/Page A12 La Marque City Council met in closed session Monday Monday to discuss discuss the dismissal dismissal of 782 uncollected municipal warrants warrants by city Judge Stephen W. Baker. Weather Partly cloudy with the high near 80. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, clear with the low in the lower 60s. 6ALVESTON BAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s inland to upper 70s coast. Tuesday night, clear. Lows in the upper 50s inland to lower 60s coast. Beach water temperature 77. See Weether, Page A2. Pick of the Day Lotto Texas "FrontUn*" The i series 15th sea' sea' son opens with a look at President President Clinton, Bob Dole and the events that influenced their lives tonight at 8 on CBS. Winning Pick 3 numbers drawn last night: On the Web... 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Clipped from The Galveston Daily News08 Oct 1996, TuePage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)08 Oct 1996, TuePage 1
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