The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on February 15, 1998 · Page 2
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Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, February 15, 1998
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A2 lift I )\in \i SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1998 GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS County forecast CJoudty and breezy with an SO percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. East to northeast winds 15-20 Extended forecast mph. Tonight, doudy with a 5O percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 50s coast to the mid-50s inland. Mondxy Cloudy with a chance of jjfc^ thunderstorms. Highs in '' the lower 60s. Lows in the 40s inland to near 50 coast. Tuesday _ Mostly cloudy wrth a jgfjjggk chance of showers or thun- "~* derstorms. Highs in the 60s. Marine forecast Partly cloudy. Lows in the 4Qs inland, 50s coast in the 60s coast near 70 inland. Thursday Cloudy with a chance of k showers. Lows in the 40s ^ 503 coast Highs in the 60s coast near 70 inland. High Island to Freeporfc Today: Northerly winds 20 knots and gusty. Seas 5 feet near shore and 8 feet offshore. Tonight Winds becoming southerly 10 knots. Widely scattered showers. Local climate data Saturday High 62 Low 54 Record high 76 (1892) Record low 24 (19O9) Rainfall last 24 hours none Rainfall this year 6.61 (2.15 inches above normal) Matagonia Bay to Port Aramas: Today: Northeast to north winds 25 knots. Seas 5 feet near shore and 9 feet offshore. Tonight: Winds becoming variable 10 knots. Seas subsiding to 4 feet Sun, moon and tides Today High tides 6:17 a.m. (0.7) 7:05 p.m. (0.8) Low tides 12:09 a.m. (0.3) 7:05 p.m. (0.8) Sunrise 6:59 a.m. Sunset 6:09 p.m. Moonrise 10:01 p.m. Moonset 9:23 a.m. The AccuWeather®forecast for noon, Sunday, Feb. 15. Lines separate high temperature zones for the c!ay. 50s 30s CCiC WARM STATIONARY O 1998 AccuWeather, Inc. Pressure HL EE3 HIGH LOW SHQWSOS f State report T-STOftHS fLL/FIRlES SH&V IC£ SUNNY Pi 'CLOUDY CLCXJCr Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected across much of the state today and into Monday. Texas skies were mostly cloudy and overcast Saturday, with temperatures remaining in the 50s and Temperatures 60s statewide. Only the westernmost regions of Texas had any sunshine Saturday. Temperatures ranged from 50 degrees at Georgetown and Abilene to 65 degrees at Tyler. San Arifeio San Ar-ior:;G ShreveoorL La. Terrei! 65 63 59 62 63 62 56 6O 62 70 66 M 53 65 63 56 65 63 67 62 60 66 M 63 64 M 55 53 64 65 La 42 57 34 43 45 48 50 59 M 37 47 45 5fi 45 54 35 46 54 39 43 42 54 5S 50 Pep. 0.05 0.24 0.51 0.47 1.14 M Texas Highest temperature lasi 12 fxxjrs. lowest past 18 hours and precipitation for 24 hours ending st 7 p.m. COT: HI At»iene 57 Alice 64 A.Ti3n!!o 6O Arlington 62 Austin Bergstrcm 53 Austin Mueller 53 Beaumont 64 Brownsville 69 Burnet M Chddress 54 Ccllege Staiior, M Conroe 64 Corpus ChnsU 66 Corsicana 64 Cotuila 57 Dalhart Daiias Dei Rio Der.ton DFvV Airport El Paso Fort Stockton Fort VVortr; Gaiveston Harlingen Houston rluntsvilie junction K:ngsv.i;e Laredo UiSoocK Luflun Marts McAilen Midland Miners* Wens \a\> Corpus \ew breur-.teis Paiacios Pans 36 60 1.29 O.10 1.06 0.23 1.51 1.21 Concora.N.H. Dayton Denver Des Mcines Detroit OuH-TM Evansville Fairbanks Fargo Flagstaff Grand Rapids Great Fails Greens&oro.N.C. Martforrj Spgflo Helena Honolulu Indianapolis Jackson. Miss. 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Worid TemceratLres and weatt-«r or previous clay: Atrer.5 Eargsoh Beirut Caracas Hong Kor.g Lonaor Moscow Pans Rorr.e SyCney Tokyo Toronto 5S 5O 15 49 64 33 I 15 66 57 64 62 41 57 29 33 52 70 27 3 42 43 24 30 49 32 35 37 31 19 28 .79 Ram .05 Clay Snovr Cidv .02 Ran Ra;n Cidv Clcr. Cr .04 Ra- Cidy Rein P5,r; Clr Cldy Clr Cir conditions from miCTiigrn Hi 59 91 57 S2 73 62 0 6G 66 82 73 31 Lo WtJn- 46 crjv 77 cir 44 Cdv 59 Cdv 68 rf, 48 cir -7 cdy 39 cir 44 cir 71 Cdy 46 cir 11 Clr ^ • < * GALVESTON COUNTY* THE mny NEWS Your Local itows Sourc* Since 1842 Callus IKUfaawL (409) 986-77H 3000 FM1764, La Marque 77568 Wand: (4O9) 744-3611 / (281) 488-1O09 8522 Tetchman Road, Galveston 77554 To8 frae: (800) 561-3611 hfattnf AddraM: P.O. Box 628, Gatveston 77553 World Wide W«b: For questions abota news, sports or letters to the erjffir Direct ne*sane_ C6ff dements teianci main fax 4408} 7- Marfand main fax.... .(409) 9W4M*4 LaureenKing Newsroom fax (409) 74O342L ,..-,&t38G Baeoehfane —Ext.240 TranBentajia.. Fteta! acMsrtiSirgfax (409) 744-7678 Rosetta Somm.. &£. 261 .EtZM Ext 229 Danny Serrato.. _-,.._&*. 281 • HARLINGEN Separate trials ordered for Marine Military cadets Two suspended Marine Military Academy students wffl be tried separately in the alleged throat-stashing of a fellow cadet, a state district judge has ruled. The move is the first step in a plea-bargaining agreement to allow one cadet to testify against the other, the VaHey Morning-Star reported Saturday, citing court records it obtained. A letter entered into court records Friday by Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Oscar Ponce says Christopher Boze will be able testify against Jeremiah Jensen in his trial on charges of aggravated assault and attempted murder. In return, Boze — who faces similar charges — wii! be allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of deadly conduct, according to the letter. Jensen's trial is scheduled to begin Tues- day. Boze's trial is scheduled for the following week. • MONTAGUE 19-year-old found guilty of killing cheerleader A jury took just over seven hours Saturday to convict an Oklahoma teen of caprte! murder for helping to kill a l&-year-o!d Waurika, Okla., cheerleader. Joshua Bagwell, 19, was found guifty of capita! murder and conspiracy to commit capital murder for his part in the slaying of honor student Heather Rich in October, 1996. Bagwe!! now will serve an automatic-fife sentence for the capital murder charge, and faces a sentence of 5 to 99 years for the conspiracy count The jury will reconvene Tuesday to decide that sentence. Bagwell was arrested with Randy Wood of Waurika and Curtis Gambil! of Terral, Okla., about two weeks after the girl's body was found dumped in a rurai Montague County creek. "flow we can begin the grieving process because we've been messing around with trial and the legal system so far," said Gail Rich, the victim's mother. "We can go ahead and grieve like normal people. This won't give us closure, but it will allow us to start finding closure." • ELSEWHERE: DALLAS: A woman was missing Saturday afternoon after a light experimental aircraft went down in Lake Ray Hubbard, police said. The accident happened about 5 p.m. Saturday about 100 yards from the eastern shore of the lake, near Interstate 30. HOUSTON: Continental Airlines has chosen its Newark, N J. hub over Houston for its initial U.S. rnainlancHo-Tokyo flight The decision, announced Friday, is a temporary setback for those in Houston's business and aviation community who have long clamored for a direct Houston-to-Japan flight • TOLEDO, Ohio Three die, four injured in family stabbing A man stabbed a woman and her two children and shot at the ambulances taking them to the hospital, then killed another woman before police fatally shot him in a supermarket parking lot In all, three people died in the rampage Friday afternoon. Four others were injured. Police Capt Wes Bombrys said a motive had not been determined. Joseph Chapel, 39, stabbed Vivian Morris, 27, and her two children after an argument at the woman's Toledo apartment, Bombrys said. Morris was dead on arrival at Toledo Hospital. Her 11-year-old son, Adam Fonseca, was in fair condition after surgery Friday. The condition,of her 8-year-old daughter, Ashley Morris, was undetermined following surgery. Chapel also shot and killed Brandy Williams, 21, during an unsuccessful attempt to steal her car from her home, Bombrys said. Bombrys said Chape! also shot at two ambulances coming from Morris' apartment, injuring two Toledo fire department paramedics. One of the. two, Jeffrey Cook, was in stable condition eariy today. The other, Davjd Biiius, was treated and released. • NEW YORK CBS criticized for sporting Nike swoosh CBS is drawing criticism for its deal to outfit its announcers with clothing bearing the Nike swoosh during tine Olympics. The Nike symbol is visible on the jackets and turUenecks of CBS reporters in the field. The news division, which allowed its correspondents to wear the swoosh in features taped before the games, has subsequently banned the practice. But that has not quieted the criticism, in an open letter to the network released Saturday, a group of journalists said CBS has crossed the line between professional journalism and commercial endorsements by requiring its reporters to wear the Nike swoosh. "While some say sports is different from news, I strongly disagree," said Steve Geimann, chair of the Society for Professional Journalists ethics committee and one of the authors of the letter. "If CBS allows its sports commentators to wear a corporate logo at the Olympics, what's next? White House and Capital Hill reporters with Archer Daniels Midland lapel pins?" • ELSEWHERE: ; RALEIGH, N.C.: A.17-year-old girt from Illinois exchanged sexually explicit Internet messages with police officers from around the country^ resulting in the suspension of several of them. • INSIDE; NATION .AS • BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq calls for a diplomatic solution Iraq's foreign minister on Saturday called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute over U.N. weapons inspections and accused the United States of trying to prolong punishing trade sanctions. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, after meeting with Jordan's King Hussein in Amman, said Iraq was seeking a diplomatic answer to "distance the shadow of war on Iraq and avert serious dangers to the whole region," Jordan's official Petra news agency reported. In Baghdad, Iraq released more Egyptian prisoners Saturday under a general amnesty for foreign Arab convicts in Iraqi jails, apparently moving to firm up backing in the Arab world in case of a U.S. attack. The United States and Britain have warned Iraq they could launch a military strike if Baghdad does not grant unfettered access to U.N. inspectors seeking to verify the elimination of its weapons of mass destruction. Iraq has barred inspection of some sites, including presidential palaces, citing national sovereignty. In a sign of the importance Iraq places on Arab opinion, it has sent envoys around the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf to rally support. Ai-Sahhaf has visited Egypt and Syria and is expected to go to Lebanon on Monday. He told Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan that the U.S. threats were aimed at prolonging sanctions that the United Nations imposed on Iraq after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. • YAOUNDE, Cameroon 100 die in train collision blast A train hauling oil exploded into flames Saturday after derailing and colliding with an oncoming train on the outskirts of Cameroon's capital. Up to 100 people were killed in the blast Many of the victims were cab drivers and other bystanders who had rushed in with pails to scoop up oil gushing from the ruptured tanker cars and were engulfed in flames when they exploded, said Yaounde's coroner, Defoe Mambo. The trains collided in mid-afternoon near Yaounde's centra! oil depot in Nsam, on the city's fringe, authorities said. The ensuing blast sent billows of black smoke into the air that were visible throughout much of the capital. By late Saturday, the fire still had not been extinguished. One witness told The Associated Press that a lit cigarette sparked trie blast The report could not be confirmed. United States National Bank WEATHERLINE® 740-7272 Time & Temperature National Weather Service Forecast Updated by KGBC AM 1540 in our notebooks Look for these stories in upcoming editions of The Daily News: ® Is Galveston still going ahead with the changes to the zoning regulations for residential areas? ^ The Coast Guard cutter Dauntless will be open for public tours beginning this week in celebration of Mardi Gras. The Galveston County Daily News — your source for ioca! news since 1842. Later this month Here are the special sections we have planned for the next few weeks: © Mardi Gras Balls, Wednesday. Photos from the balls during the past week. © Bridal Show Guide, Feb. 22. This guide helps couples plan everything from the wedding flowers to the honeymoon getaway. " "J^* "T^Hi"* '-IT* ^F*-{~*Y'- TTF ^^fefV' "I hod great results off the ad I placed in The Daily News classifieds to sell a Cbevy Van. I received several calls and sold the van in only one day!" Cathy Blume Galveston, TX *.- < * GALVESTON COUNTY* THE DAIIY NEWS Coupon Connection Surf, shop and save in Gaiveston County. Online bargains from 15 area businesses.

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