The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on October 10, 1988 · Page 3
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Galveston, Texas
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Monday, October 10, 1988
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Briefly. GALV^STONDAELYNEWS Conservationists want moratorium ^.'~ A$ Congress considers making an area along Village Creek in Hardin County a nature preserve timber compames have been harvesting, trees in the arLcorSSvU y ^ Re ^ reS -^ tlves - f ? r the Big-Thicket Conservation As-the. Texas,, Committee on Natural Resources and the f P^ b , h f ve . renewed calls for a moratorium on timber Global warming disastrous here - (AP)J ~ Experts 'looking at the possible effects of, r J he greenh , ouse effect su ^ est tha * a rise in h , changes cou ld have disastrous effects along the Texas Gulf coast. The Texas shoreline is more susceptible to damagejrom rising seas than the coasts of all other states but 'M^fn 3 i. i ?, n . Leaftherman ' direct °r °f the University of ClfmafelnstHute 31 ' .Coastal Research and chairman of the Profits outweigh penalties a K ( - AP) - T«e state needs better methods of Rn f- , Sh i impers ,' says a Department- of Natural Resources official who contends profits outweight penalties in many crustacean capers. Duane Harris, director of DNR's Coastal Resources Division in Brunswick, suggests the immediate nSl0nP ° f , p0ach u ers ' commercial fishing licenses. Harris said n ™f la ^ ge b ^ at fis ^!? g in waters-closed to shrimpers can 0,000withonedragofthenet. Breakthroughs kept quiet TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Discoveries in particle acceleration n m ^ ^ P unlock the secrets of the universe, sometimes ni £ „ % laymen and scientists, says one of the physicists planning the proposed "Super Collider" project. The dearth of in terest makes it difficult to convince taxpayers that the prooosed Eiant-atom smasher will be worth its $4 4 billion price tag, Chris Texas trailer-maker plans factory PUEBLO, Colo (AP) - A Texas boat-trailer manufacturer has announced plans to build a small factory here and hopes to build a boat factory soon as well. Jim Williams, owner of Roadmaster Trailers. of Fort Worth, Texas, said a trailer-building factory employing about 30 people would be built on a five-acre site at the airport industrial park. Williams said he also had his eye on I nS^ f ° f and £ l l he olher end of the P ark whe re he hopes to build a boat factory that could employ as many as 500 people. Critics say FDAnot doing enough HOUSTON CAP) — ' Texas Department of Agriculture officials and others say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should do more to prevent fruits and vegetables with excessive levels of pesticide residues from entering the United States. Up to 6 percent of the fruits and vegetables inspected by the FDA as they enter the grilled States through Texas are tainted with unacceptable pesticide levels, officials said. Some of the pesticides are banned for use bv timers in the Experts say officer lied , (AP J ~ Fin g er Print experts say a Tyler police evtdence wh en he testified about a fingerprint that helped put Kerry Max Cook on death row for the 1977 murder of a Tyler woman. The fingerprint found on the patio door outside the murder victim's Tyler apartment was the only piece of physi- ?£ ?yi? e S Ce linking Cook to the sccne ° f th e crime. Last week the U.S.. Supreme Court ordered that the case receive a iudicial review, which could eventually lead to a new trial. Texascoupleamong injured .... JAP) ^Two Texans were aboard a helicopter that crashed Saturday, while the pilot was attempting to land after an Ozarks sightseeing tour, officials said. All six people aboard ' Texas teen-ager dies in crash * HOUSTON (AP)- A Texas teen-ager, killed early Sunday in a one-car crash in the western Lower Peninsula, was amone at least seven victims of weekend traffic accidents on Michigan roads state police said. Jorge :A. Espinoza, 18, of Houston died when the car in which he was riding ran off a road and struck a tree at 2:29 a.m. Sunday aboutHhree miles south of Ludtogton in Mason County's Summit Township, dispatcher Bob Rozelle said Espinoza was not wearing a seat belt, Rozelle said. ! Brandley awaiting action ™^!^ S (AF ? J~- U ha l been a year now since a Galveston courtroom erupted in euphoria' at the words of a state district judge presiding over a hearing in Ihe case of Death Row inmate Clarence Lee Brandley. "I shall recommend a new trial for the defendant said Judge Perry Pickett of Midland, who a month later outlined his reasons in findings of fact 'delivered to the Resident accused in civil suit PHOENIX (AP) — A onetime partner of Joel Douglas son of actor Kirk Douglas, is the target of an FBI probe into allegations in a Texas civil racketeering suit, officials said. The Arizona Republic reported in its Sunday editions that R. Jon Emr 43 whose parents live in Paradise Valley, Ariz., used bogus Canadian certificates of deposit to guarantee financing for questionable movie deals. The paper said that FBI agents close to the investigation confirmed last week that Emr is the subject of a probe focused primarily in Texas and California. Miami station to get more help MIAMI Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has announced funding for six border patrol agents in Miami, less than half the number Oklahoma congressmen had expected James Moody, assistant chief of the New Orleans Border Patrol office which oversees the Miami station, said the additional staff will a<S IS Th* n ^f? 1 J M, C £ ar £ e ' three senior and two Journeyman agents. The staff will be increase sometime during this fiscal year, Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, Moody said. Former Houston coach dies ^MILWAUKEE, Wis. ( AP) ~ Former Houston Oilers head coach Wally Lemm, 68, died in Milwaukee Saturday after a Carroll College reunion Funeral services for Lemm, who served as the Oilers second head coach, will be conducted Monday at Larson Funeral Home in Waukesha, Wis. Lemm, a member of Lou Rymkus first Oiler coaching staff in 1960, succeeded Rymkus after five games of the 1961 season and directed the team to the American Fool ball League championship wilh a 10-3 win over the ban Diego Chargers. ' Texas report Joe Pyle of Odessa concentrates on his craft AP Laserphoto West Texans keep alive ancient art ODESSA. Texas (AP) —Walk- „„!„ ,,,~i~i, r>..i_ ™ .. ,- ... ., ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Walking into Joe Pyle's West Odessa Lab Glass .. Blowing shop, one might think he had stumbled into a machine shop. There are lathes of varying size and description, acetylene and oxygen tanks and torches such as welders might use. But a quick look around reveals a stock of glass tubes and rods of varying sizes and'types. Shelves and tables hold glass containers of every size and description. Most of the containers would be familiar to anyone who has ever been in or seen a chemical or testing labvoratory, replete with odd shaped glass containers, tubing and distilling devices. Nearly all will be the handiwork of a glass craftsman, or a glass blower, if you prefer. • , ' Working with" glass is an a'rt of several dimensions and one need only watch Pyle, 52, to realize that the things that can be done with glass are limited only by the imagination. He first began working with glass about 1967, while employed as a technician in the El Paso Products Co. research laboratory. The company brought in a Polish glass blower who had immigrated to the United States via England, after World War II and was .plying his trade in the North Carolina ResearchTrianglePark. "He came down here and spent a couple of weeks and taught me the basics of the art," said Pyle. After that, Pyle worked about two years, applying the basics and then went to North Carolina and worked another two weeks with the Polish glass blower, further honing his skills. Pyle soon discovered he-had developed to the'point that "he could earn money repairing glass equipment and fabricating glass on order for various use's. While blowing is usually required to. shape heated glass, much of the shaping is. done on lathes not unlike those used by machinists shaping metal. But, while a machinist uses various metal tools to cut and shape cold metal, a glass craftsman, such as Pyle, uses graphite" rods and graphite-coated tools to work molten glass into desired shapes. As Pyle expiains/'molten glass can only be weorked with graphite tools because -uncoated metal sticks to thesuperheatedglass." Glass globes of varying sizes begin and simple tubes,-which are heated to red hot, then placed in special forms, where they are /blown;and-expanded to': the desired shape. If a neck of particular length is required, Pyle simply places the globe in the lathe and meticulously "welds",, and shapes the neck and globe until it is virtually; impossible to tell two different' pieces of glass were used to make ' the flask. Pyle first became interested in moving beyond the creation of glass vessels for laboratory workJ after he'd been doing it for about ! two years and attended a sym-- posium in Denver, where glass' blowers dispdlayed some glass figurines. "When I got back (to Odessa) " he said,"I started practicing The first things I did were so small you-could hardly tell what they were. They %vere really crude, but the longer youy, _work, the better 'youget." /, • "• . Minister resigns; discloses 'improprieties' DALLAS (AP) — Thfi nastm- nf vvahiar. ".,,-t,,^ n—:_ r :..- ... ....".. DALLAS (AP) — The pastor of the city's second largest Southern Baptist congregation, who disclosed some "personal improprieties" to the church's deacons, announced he would resign because he had an extramarital affair, officials said. But neither the Rev. Billy Weber nor officials of Preston- wood Baptist Church would disclose on Saturday more details concerning the relationship. ' Weber, founder of the 11,000- member church, met early Saturday with more than 120 Preston- wood deacons and "made a full disclosure to them of some personal improprieties while he was pastor," said a church statement. The Prestonwood statement said Temple, mosque vandalized DALLAS (AP) — Windows were shot out and racial slurs were spray painted on walls and doors of a Jewish temple, Jewish community center and Islamic mosque, policesaid. The weekend attacks are probably the most violent in a yearlong siring of vandalism at Jewish religious institutions in the Dallas area, Jewish leaders said. "I think it's fairly clear that all three episodes are related and done roughly within the same time period," said Mark Briskman. Weber "asked their forgiveness and said he was sorry he had enormously disappointed so many people." At an afternoon news conference, Deacon Newt Hamlin said Weber had tendered his resignation. "This is certainly the most difficult decision of my life, but one I believe is in the best interest of the church, its future and its ministry in this community," Weber said in a statement. "I have offered no excuses for my exercise in bad judgement — for there are none — and have sought forgiveness from the Lord, my family, church and community." When asked to describe the im- proprieties, Hamlin, chairman of the church's communications committee, said, "He (Weber) had an affair." 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