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A2 I)AIIY,\I;\\S THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1999 GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS Open 7 Davs 11AM-HPM DIM-IN OR TAKEOl'T Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner *1 .OO OFF Your Cost $4.25 Rej.$5.25 Chicken Fried Steak Dinner f fL with mim gravy, trench tries, bread or hush puppies 700 OFF Ytur COft $4.25 B»j. $4.96 Not valid with any other offer. Exo. 7/31/9,9 TEXAS CITY • DICKINSON • LEAGUE CITY PASADENA • ALVIN • PEARLAND - LA PORTE • BAYTOWN County forecast Today, partly cloudy with a 20-percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s inland, upper 80s on coast. Extended forecast Tonight, partly cloudy with a 20-percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s inland, lower 80s on coast. Friday Mostly cloudy with a 30-percent /^^ chance of showers orthunder- <——-^storms. Highs in the lower 90s inland, upper 80s on coast Saturday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thunder- J storms. Highs in the lower 90s inland, upper 80s on coast. Marine forecast Sunday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thunder- k storms. Highs in the lower 90s inland, upper 80s on coast. Monday Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s inland, upper 80s on coast. High Island to Freeport: Today: Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Tonight: Southeast wind near 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Matagorda Bay to Port Aransas: Today: Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Tonight: Southeast wind near20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Local climate data Sun, moon and tides Wednesday High 87 Low 79 Record high 95 (1954) Record low 69 (1950) Rainfall through 4 p.m none Rainfall this year 11.44 (6.63 inches below normal) Today High tide 8:22 a.m. (1.4) Low tide 12:29 a.m. (-0.2) Sunrise 6:24 a.m. Sunset 8:23 p.m. Moonrise 10:36 p.m. Moonset 8:49 a.m. The AccuWeather* forecast for noon, Thursday, July 1. ^ 60s u nes sepals high temperature zones for the day. 50s "~~~ 60S PROMTS; COLD WARM STATIONARY 1999 AocuWeother. Inc. H"L E HIGH LOW SHoSs RAW T-STORMS FLURfil£S SHOW ttg SUNNY FT. CLOUDY CLOUDY Temperatures Texas Highest temperature last 12 hours, lowest past 18 hours and precipitation for 24 hours ending at 7 p.m. COT: HI Amanllo Arlington Austin Brownsville College Station Corpus Christl Coreicana Dallas Del Rio Demon El Paso Fort Stockton Fort Worth Hartingen Houston Huntsville Klngsville Laredo Longview Lubbock Lufkin McAllen McKinney Midland New Braunfels Rockport San Angelo San Antonio Tyler Victoria Waco Wichita Falls 92 93 90 93 92 91 91 92 92 91 98 101 93 97 91 92 93 100 90 93 91 100 88 98 90 89 97 90 88 91 98 87 Lo Pep. 69 76 76 79 74 78 76 77 76 75 0.02 83 74 76 78 75 76 80 79 75 73 0.04 73 81 77 76 74 81 75 76 75 75 79 77 0.02 Nation Temperatures indicate previou overnight low to 8:30 p.m. COT.: HI Albany.N.Y. 80 Albuquerque 100 Atlanta 87 Atlantic City 76 Baltimore 77 Bismarck 78 Boston 75 Brownsville 93 Buffalo 73 Charleston.S.C. 85 Charteston.W.Va. 85 Chartotte.N.C. 86 Chicago 80 Cincinnati 80 Cleveland 75 Concord.N.H. 79 Dayton 79, Denver 84 Des Moines 77 Detroit 73 Evansville 79 Fargo 76 Flagstaff 89 Greensboro.N.C. 83 Hartford Spgfld 83 Helena 68 Honolulu 82 Indianapolis 79 Jackson.Miss. 89 s day's hign and .05 Lo Pep. 56 63 70 .10 69 .02 70 47 69 79 51 71 .19 60 71 55 56 51 62 58 50 57 62 61 56 .14 52 69 1.02 62 .05 56 .04 75 .01 60 76 OtlK. Cldy Clr Cldy Cldy Rain Cldy Cldy Clr Rain Rain Cldy Cldy Cldy Cldy Rain Rain Cldy Clr Cldy Rain Rain Cldy Clr Cldy Cldy Clr Clr Rain Cldy Jacksonville Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Memphis Miami Beach Milwaukee Nashville New Orleans New York City Norfolk.va. Oklahoma City Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland.Malne Providence Raleigh-Durham Rapid City Reno Richmond Sacramento Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Santa Fe St Ste Marie Seattle Shreveport Spokane Syracuse Tampa-St Ptrsbg Topeka Tucson Tulsa Washington.D.C. Wichita Wilmington.Del. World Temperatures and on previous day: Athens Belgrade Bermuda Cairo Dublin Frankfurt Geneva Hong Kong London Madrid Montreal Moscow Paris Rio Rome San Juan Santiago Sapporo Seoul Stockholm Sydney Tel Aviv Tokyo Toronto Vancouver Vienna 90 76 112 85 74 88 88 72 87 92 80 85 85 88 81 110 80 79 81 83 69 97 80 103 85 70 87 95 72 65 90 75 79 89 76 106 84 78 82 78 70 .06 59 .04 83 69 .28 64 70 .08 73 .11 61 65 76 69 77 .16 71 .10 73 .46 71 88 50 65 .02 68 74 .01 5S .16 63 70 4.13 67 59 63 56 52 48 57 .01 76 53 53 76 .51 62 .06 80 70 .40 70 68 .75 71 Rain Cldy Clr Cldy Clr Cldy Rain Rain Cldy Cldy Rain Cldy Rain Rain Rain Clr Rain Rain Cldy Cldy Cldy Clr Cldy Clr Clr Clr Cldy Clr Snow Cldy CIcV Cldy Rain Rain Cldy Clr Cldy Rain Cldy Rain weather conditions from midnight HI 90 85 87 93 63 76 78 88 64 91 82 84 73 86 84 87 53 66 89 75 64 89 79 73 59 81 U 71 64 74 71 51 62 60 77 52 60 56 62 60 72 62 78 45 60 71 55 49 68 65 53 54 54 Wthr Clr cdy cdy clr cdy rn cdy m m clr m cdy m c<3y cdy cdy cdy cdy clr clr cdy clr m cdy m cdy _T Cornwall Writer Comwell to help create forensics lab RICHMOND, Va. — Crime writer Patricia Comwell has given $1.5 million to help the state create an institute to train forensic scientists and pathologists. The state forensic lab building in Richmond will be the home of the new Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine. The first class of 10 students will begin studies next week. "This is a direct way to fight against the very thing I hate so much—violence against people," Cornwell said Tuesday. "I envision this as becoming the Johns Hopkins of forensic science and medical training. I want it to be an international learning center." The state forensic lab is where Cornwell picked up many of the details for her novels. Her Kay Scarpetta character was inspired by Marcella Flerro, Virginia's chief medical examiner. Nell loses bid to reinstate lawsuit LOS ANGELES — Motley Crue singer Vlnce Nell lost his bid to reinstate a lawsuit against a lawyer for allegedly botching his bankruptcy case. "Classified works really fast; I sold my '84 Honda Prelude in one day!" Matthew Jennings Jamaica Beach, TX "This motion is utterly without merit," Superior Court Judge Alan Buckner told the rocker's current attorney, David Cordrey, on Wednesday. Neil claimed attorney Joseph Bsenberg failed to advise him "honestly and appropriately" during his personal bankruptcy case and it cost him "a large amount of money in settlement." In May, Buckner dismissed Neil's lawsuit, which sought unspecified damages for professional negligence. Cordrey had asked the judge to reconsider. Virginia mayor gets a little taste of traffic RICHMOND, Va. — A day after declaring that Virginia should not raise the gasoline tax to pay for road projects, Gov. Jhn Gllmore got stuck in traffic en route to a radio station. For about the first half of an hourtong call-in show Wednesday on WTOP in Washington, Gilmore spoke by cell phone from a traffic jam on the Key Bridge leading from Virginia into the District of Columbia. The bottleneck was caused by a federal highway project on the George Washington Parkway, which is on National Park Service land. Gllmore Although the state has no role in the project, the delay was illustrative of the type of frustrations commuters encounter daily in grid- locked northern Virginia and the rest of the Washington area. "This just goes to show there are bottlenecks outside of Virginia," Gilmore told listeners as his car driven by a state trooper inched along. Gilmore spokesman Maik Miner said such traffic jams underscore the governor's call for "innovative thinking" to unclog Virginia's highways. Musical'Miss Saigon'to come to an end Oct. 30 LONDON — The producer of ."Miss Saigon" said Wednesday the blockbuster musical will close in London on Oct. 30, a decade after it opened. Producer Cameron Mackintosh called the closing "entirely sweet" and said: "For the most serious of all musicals, this is a great achievement." But he said recent audiences have fallen to about 60 percent. "We were starting to see its time in London was coming to a natural end," Mackintosh said. The show is still running on Broadway, where it will celebrate its 10th birthday in 2001. Set during the Vietnam War, "Miss Saigon" is the story of a tragic affair between a young Vietnamese girt and an American soldier at the time of the fall of Saigon in 1975. Since it opened, the London "Saigon" has taken in more than $250 million and made an estimated $35 million in profits. Ulith Fair founder is bothered by stereotype NEW YORK — Sarah McLachlan wants to make one thing clear about the Lilith Fair—it's not a concert for "white chicks." Asked what stereotype about the all-female music festival bothered her, the singer said: "That it's a white chick folkfest. "We invited artists who play ail different kinds of music, but because of who said yes, it became this 'White Chick with an Acoustic Guitar' thing," she says in the August edition of Spin magazine. One of the artists at last year's fair was rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. McLachlan, the founder of the Lilith Fair, said Elliott was the biggest diva of the festival. "She was actually very sweet, but her whole production was kin- da closed off. Backstage, I approach everyone and try and talk to them a bit, but it just didn't happen," said McLachlan. "It was a real us-and-them attitude, which was a drag because I was really excited about her." McLachlan says this year's Ulith Fair tour, beginning July 8, will be the last. Besides McLachlan, acts include Sheryl Crow, Monica and the Dixie Chicks. The Associated Press Single mom happy with 'man' in her life DEAR ABBY: Why do people assume that happiness comes only with a relationship or marriage? I am a 24-year-old, happy, successful mother who enjoys the single life. I loved my son's father very much but things did not work out for us, and he hasn't been around for three years. I work at least 50 hours a week at my dream job, and enjoy my evening and weekend time Jvith my 5-yeart' old son, However, everywhere I go I hear how I "need" someone, or people ask how I can stand to sleep alone every night. (I love it!) I have been told by men wanting a relationship that it is "unnatural" to prefer being single and that my son "needs" a father. Abby, my son is well-adjusted and has a grandpa and two uncles he spends a lot of time with. My parents have a wonderful loving marriage after 34 years, and I think that's great, but it also is unusual in this day and age. I may marry someday, but right now I'm enjoying the time with my son and an occasional date. Why can't people understand that? - ALONE AND LOVING IT IN MISSOURI DEAR ALONE: Many people feel they need someone else to make them "complete." Obviously, you are a strong and fulfilled individual in your own right, and you should not have to explain or defend your choice to anyone. DEAR ABBY: I am a clergy- • DEAR ABBY man, and over the course of ray 32 years in ministry, I have officiated at hundreds of weddings. I can't tell you the number of times the bride has gotten tangled up in her wedding gown, or tripped up the aisle or lost her veil. Some of them appear so awkward, and it's sad to see them floundering around in billows of fabric. As the wedding season is upon us, may I suggest that bridal shops give brides some pointers about the dress they will wear. There must be techniques they can learn for their important day so they don't end up looking so silly. And is it possible for brides to practice at home so that they learn how to maneuver the dress? — REVEREND IN N. J. DEAR REVEREND: Those are good suggestions. Brides should practice walking in their gowns and bridal slippers. It will give them confidence and possibly prevent embar- rassment or an injury. DEAR ABBY: My father died 20 years ago. During his final illness my mother purchased two side-by-side cemetery plots in the town in which I grew up. My mother still lives there, although some of us kids have moved out of state. I am writing because after 20 years, my father still does not have a gravestone. As a veteran, he got a military marker, but that's not a gravestone, and it's sinking into the ground. Since Mom is still with us, is the gravestone any of my business? (She has not remarried.) I have kept my mouth shut for almost two decades now, but I feel this is disrespectful to my father. Money to buy a gravestone is not a problem for Mom or for us children. Any suggestions? -R.I.FD OFF IN WALLA WALLA, WASH. DEAR R.IJVD: Since your mother is still with you, discuss your feelings with her. It may be the result of gross procrastina- < tion, or a grave oversight, Good advice for everyone — teens to seniors — is in "The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It." To order, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, HI. 61054-0447. (Postage is included.) Universal Press Syndicate HAPPY BIRTHDAY Angela H. Hudson, Ryan Moody, Bruce McCool, Keith Gace, Alberta Meyer, Aleean Alexander, Linda Sivy, John William Collins, Barbara Jean Crow, Darrica Clark, Idella Duncan, Tommy Lynex Sr., William Sonia, Michael Simmons, Raymond J. Gonsoulin Jr., Rosa Linda Gonzales, Rena Spoon, Bobby Sarvis, Rami Tovar, Jesus Paul Ure- sti and Austin Whitby. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Veda Ravey, Carolyn Ann Collins, Brett Michael Taylor, Cliff Waddell and Sherri Sarvis. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Gregory and Bridgette Bene- fleld. HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY Edward and Loretta Patton, who celebrated 26 years of marriage. Mail information to Passing Parade, The Galveston County Daily News, P.O. Box 628, Galveston 77553. Items must be typed or legibly printed. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries will be accepted by voice mail at (409) 683-5275 or (800) 5613611, Ext. 5275 prior to 3 p.m. weekdays, and 3 p.m. Friday for Saturday, Sunday and Monday editions. For birth announcements, call (409) 683-5241 or (800) 561-3611, Ext. 5241. •v CUBE EXCELLENT YIELD THIS I RECKON I'LL TO PUT THIS ONE DOWN 50 HE WONT REPRODUCE. Daily News Classifieds : GET RESULTS Yonr Local New* Source *_1 * G A I. 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