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C-A THURSDAY, December 23, 1032, Longview Daily Newt Mother hopes for. daughter's return Mary Rachel's name was misspelled, and FBI handwriting experts could not confirm if she had written -letter the. car -was where the note said it would be. Inside were gifts the girls had bought, and a pair of blue jeans Leslie had gotten out of layaway. The car was not dusted for fingerprints because officers did not think they were dealing with a crime.

January Clearance saie; (before hristrrias)3 our entire in1 T7ife says former PATCOofficial broke, missing NORTH RICHLAND HILLS (AP) The former president of the air traffic controllers' union local, who lost his job along with 11,000 other controllers last year and later was convicted of conducting an illegal strike, is broke, despondent and missing, according to his wife. 1 Gary L. Greene left his wife, two pre-teen children and $90,000 home in this affluent Fort Worth suburb Tuesday afternoon, leaving a note asking for forgiveness and promising never to "bother" his bankrupt family again, according to his wife. "I have reached the pits," the note saidL "I've gone as low as I can. There is no money to pay the bouncing checks I've been a failure, and as I said Sunday, I have hurt you and the kids.

No more. I will never bother you again." The jobless Greene, 38, then drove away in a dilapidated 1970 Chevrolet, said his 33-year-old wife, Christine. 1 Mrs, Greene told the Dallas Times Herald that her husband is in an unstable emotional state and has "no more than a dollar or two." "I donl know where he is or where he's going to stay," she said. "I just want to find him and get medical help for him, because he needs help. He needs, to be in a hospital.

He just couldn't take it anymore." vy1, i Greene, the former president of the Dallas-. Fort Worth local of the Professional Air Traffic: Controllers Organization, lost his job along with 11,000 other controllers who went on strike in August 1981. "vvrv: v. Greene was one of six local PATCO leaders indicted on felony charges of conducting an illegal strike. Three of the defendants pleaded guilty to misdemeanor contempt of court charges.

venfory SI FORT WORTH (AP) Leslie Wilson's presents are still in the attic of the small white frame house. The hew clothes are out of style, and she is too old for the toys. Everything was bought for a 14-year-old girl who disappeared eight years ago while Christmas shop-" ping. If she's still alive, Leslie is now 22. Her lfttle brother bias grown up, married, and become a father.

Her great-grandmother, who took care of her while her mother worked, is dead. Her Pekingese grew "old and sick and had to be destroyed four years ago. But the gifts are still in the attic, and her mother, Judy Wilson, now 40, still hopes. "Would you please assist in pur search for our children?" Mrs. Wilson recently wrote to The Associated Press.

"When I read in this morning's paper about President Reagan's Missing Children's Aci it gave me a new va ei'; 'c The bill signed by Reagan in October permits parents to ask the FBI if the name of their missing child is in. its computer files. If local police decline to enter the name, the act permits parents to do so on their own. "Oh, I dream about her quite often. I know what she hasn't changed," Mrs.

Wilson said, gazing at the last school picture of her daughter. "She'd be tall, and headstrong, spoiled, you Leslie Renee Wilson set out with two friends on an afternoon of Christmas shopping at Seminary South shopping mall Dec. 23, 1974. She instructed her mother "in no uncertain terms" to pick her up at her great-grandmother's house at 4 p.m. 1 "We were going to a party'Mrs.

Wilson said. "I know she intended to be there." Police never had many clues to the disappearance of Leslie andlier friends Mary Rachel Trlica, 17, and Julie Mosely, 9. Investigators first assumed the girls had run away. A few days later after they vanished, a note mailed to Tommy Trlica, Mary Rachel's husband of six months, seemed to support that "I know I'm going to catch it, but we just had to get away," the penciled note said. "We're going to Houston.

See you in about a week. The car is in Sears upper lot." at our Mngview, Showpom on sale from 15 td 50! WE WANT TO LOWER OUR INVENTORY BEFORE THE; TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTS HIS PART! Complimentary Design Service Available. 2903 Judson RoadLongview 0 Mayffi Doctor attributes donated pancreas to holiday spirit i DALLAS (AP) A doctor says the Christmas spirit 'probably moved a family to donate the pancreas he transplanted this week into a 39-year-old Dallas-area man, the fourth such attempt in Texas and the first since 1979. The patient, a severe diabetic for 33 years, was in stable condition late Wednesday at Methodist Central Hospital. -w' think that around the Christmas time, where tragedy became a family a very close family that they could see in their time of grief that they were kind enough and intelligent enough to let us use these organs for transplantation," said Dr.

Richard The man, who asked that the hospital not release his name, 'showed no signs of organ rejection more than 24 houb after the Tuesday morning operation, said spokeswoman Judy Costello. "The Operation was a success," Ms. Costello said, and the patient was resting in the hospital's intensive care unit. Less than 100 pancreatic transplants have been performed worldwide, she said. MINI THE tARGEST Sf lECTON Of OFFICE FURNITURE IN EAST TEXAS! a bright promise for tomorrow -v i With the love of family and special friends i With health and happiness in generous measure and x.


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