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NewsBeot Sfutra NOV. n, 1991 2 World OAS starts new talks In Haiti • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Foreign envoys seeking the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide began talks with Haitian leaders to the accompaniment of raucous demonstrations by his opponents. But while broadcasting anti- Aristide protests live on television Sunday, the government broke up demonstrations in slums backing the activist priest-tumed- prcsident who was ousted exactly six weeks ago today. "Aristide Will Return" and "Long Live the Embargo!," the protesters shouted. U.S. and other delegates from the Organization of American Slates, which imposed an embargo on Haiti last week to pressure for Aristidc's return, lined up meetings today with political leaders, lawmakers and foreign ambassadors. As the delegates sat down for a first set of talks with lawmakers at the downtown legislative palace Sunday, they could hear the chants outside of more than 2,000 demonstrators outside. "Down with Aristide" and "We don't need Aristide anymore!" the crowd yelled. Nation Outstanding loans worry nation's farmers • WASHINGTON (AP) — Fears of bankruptcy and hard financial times have been settling over parts of farm country this fall, as the harvest ends and a crop of bills and loans comes due, lawmakers and activists say. While the Farmers Home Administration says delinquencies are down, some members of Congress and farm organizations say they've begun getting more calls from farmers worried about not being able to make their payments. Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said he's starting to see more farmers fall behind on their FmHA loans, "and we face another devastating round of bankruptcies and foreclosures." What makes this fall different from past harvests is that farmers are receiving smaller government subsidies due to changes in the 1990 farm bill, combined with depressed producer prices, officials said. Crops were also battered in some parts of the country by spring floods, summer drought or early fall freezes. "The farm economy has been a house of cards, and the cards are starting to tumble,'' said Daschle. "Like the shredded safety nets of unemployment and health care for the working-class American, farm programs are no longer adequate to cushion farmers when prices fall, as they have this year." Florida fugitive discovered in jail • ATLANTA (AP) — Inmates at an Atlanta jail recognized one of their own who was featured on a television crime show as a fugitive in a Florida murder case, authorities said. Jessie Lee Baker, 27, was watching Fox Television's "America's Most Wanted" Friday night with other inmates at the Fulton County Jail when photographs of him appeared on the screen, according to Jack Brcslin of America's Most Wanted. After inmates recognized him, Baker ran to his cell and locked himself in, Breslin said. The inmates turned Baker in to jail officials, and Baker's identity was confirmed, Brcslin said. Baker has been held in Atlanta since Oct. 19 on charges of attempted rape and robbery, said Sgt. James Gates of the Fulton County sheriff's department. He is wanted in Florida in connection with the shooting death of a Crescent City woman in January and for arson in Odessa, Texas, authorities said. Baker will be turned over to Florida authorities after his charges in Georgia have been dealt with, Gates said. Hundreds march in anti-Duke rally • NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through city streets Saturday to protest the gubernatorial candidacy of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Duke's rival, meanwhile, labeled him an inept legislator. About 500 people carried signs, chanted slogans and sang "We're off to stop the wizard." Duke, a stale Republican representative who has been disowned by President Bush and other GOP leaders, was grand wizard of the KKK in the late 1970s and was a Nazi sympathizer. Duke, 41, and former Gov. Edy/in Edwards, 64, face each other in a Nov. 16 runoff. They edged Gov. Buddy Roomer out of the race in an Oct. 19 open primary. In southeast Louisiana on Saturday, Duke entered a rodeo arena in a mule-drawn wagon decorated with an American flag and a Confederate battle flag. He was wildly cheered by about 500 supporters. At a rally Friday night, Duke said many politicians are, like him, opposed to issues such as forced busing, but don't say so because they're "afraid they might be branded racist." State Van services popular but illegal • HOUSTON (AP) — Although scores of the small bus and van lines that carry people to South Texas and Mexico operate without required licenses or insurance, they represent a lifeline for much of Houston's Hispanic community. Operators of the sometimes dangerous van services, known as "las camionetas," say larger bus companies have shown no interest in serving immigrants who need convenient, affordable transportation to visit relatives in Mexico. "It is an important service, but they don't offer the minimum security to the passengers. When we see an accident, there is little we can do to help the relatives who suffer this," said Roberto Gonzalez, commercial attache for the Mexican consulate in Houston. On any Friday night, dozens of the vans depart Houston's east side en route to Brownsville, Laredo, Monterrey and other cities along the border and in Mexico. Each van typically carries 12 to 15 passengers, and some operators estimate that as many as 10,000 passengers a month travel on the weekends alone. A trip to Monterrey can cosi as litlle as $25. That compares with the $48 cost of taking a Greyhound or Valley Transit bus to a border city, then transferring to a Mexican bus line. Mexican law prohibits U.S. bus companies from operating in ihai country. Baylor control heads annual meeting agenda • WACO, Texas (AH) _ The ever-present struggle between fundamental and moderate Bap- lists claimed the spotlight at the opening session of the 106th an- nual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. More than 10,000 Baptists from the state's 5,400 Southern Baptist churches and missions were scheduled to vote today in a showdown between conservative Baptists and Baylor University officials over control of the 12,000-siudeni school. Baylor officials predicted the convention would approve a controversial agreement reached in July between Baylor trustees and representatives of the BGCT. The agreement gives the BGCT the right to name one-fourth of the school's newly named board of regents, with Baylor trustees selecting the remainder. For 146 years, the convention has selected all of those on the governing board. Baylor officials predicted the agreement, which would distance the institution from convention control, would be approved. Rash of attacks hit elderly women • BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The daughter of an elderly woman severely injured during a robbery and assault says she hopes the man who attacked her mother will be brought to justice. "I pray night and day that police will be able to get the necessary evidence," said Bobbie Quilleon. "The victim's plight is forgotten except by those loved ones who arc forced to deal with shattered lives." Mynle Conner, 73, lies comatose in a Beaumont hospital, the most seriously injured of 11 elderly women attacked here between June and October. Police believe the same man is responsible for assaulting the women, whose average age is 80. One of the women was attacked twice. Beaumont detectives said three of the victims were beaten so savagely they will endure lifelong ailments. Waathervane By The Associated Press Showers reported in West Texas Showers triggered by a weak upper level disturbance dampened portions of extreme West Texas and the Permian Basin early today. Forecasts called for scattered showers over portions of West Texas and South Texas and for cloudy skies elsewhere across the slate tonight and Tuesday. Lows tonight will be in the 40s and 50s in South Texas and in the 30s and 40s elsewhere. Highs Tuesday will be in the 60s and 70s in South Texas and in the 50s and 60s over the rest of the state. Skies were cloudy early today over most of the slate except in extreme eastern portions of South Texas where they were mostly clear. Tuesday — Sunrise: 6:56 a.m. Sunset: 5:40 p.m. Local forecast Kcrrville area — Tonight, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Low in the lower 40s. Northeast wind near 10 mph. Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. High near 60. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Extended forecast • Hill Country — Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday. Increasing cloudiness Friday. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 60s Wednesday and near 70 Thursday and Friday. Monday Temperatures Indicate previous day's high and overnight low to 8 a.m. EST. HI Lo Prc Oik Albany.N.Y. 44 34 .77 cdy Albuquerque 64 44 .09 cdy Amarillo 42 37 cdy Anchorage 31 24 cfr Ashevllle 38 32 .04 cdy Atlanta S3 36 .01 cfr Atlantic City SO 43 .42 cdy Austin 68 47 cdy Balllmore 44 40 .45 cdy Billings 47 31 cfr Birmingham S8 26 cdy Bismarck 31 26 cfr Boise 53 35 cdy Boston 42 37 .44 cdy Brownsville 77 61 cdy Buffalo 41 32 .18 cdy Burllngton.Vt. 40 31 .11 cdy Casper S3 25 cfr Cnarleston.S.C. 47 44 dr Charleston.W.Va 36 32 .86 sn Chartotte.N.C. 45 36 .02 cdy Cheyenne 40 33 .02 cfr Chicago 45 32 .02 cdy Cincinnati 48 30 coy% Cleveland 44 35 .60 cdy Columbla.S.C. 46 36 cfr Columbus.Ohlo 51 33 cdy Concord.N.H. 42 34 .85 cdy Dallas-Fl Worth 63 40 cdy Dayton 46 28 cdy Denver 49 38 cfr Des Molnes 35 31 cdy Detroit 47 33 cdy Duluth 30 26 cdy El Paso 74 48 .26 cdy Evansvllle 50 27 cdy Fairbanks 15-03 sn Fargo 25 21 cdy Flagstaff 52 40 .19 cdy Grand Rapids 41 28 cdy Great Falls 54 31 cfr Greensboro.N.C. 42 33 .10 cdy Hartlord 40 36 .42 cdy Helena S3 25 cdy Honolulu 87 75 cdy Houston 66 41 cdy Indianapolis 47 31 cdy Jackson.Mlss. 59 29 cfr Jacksonville 56 39 dr Juneau 43 35 .17 sn Kansas City 38 30 dr Las Vegas Linte Rock Los Angeles Louisville Lutabock Memphis Miami Beach Midland-Odessa Milwaukee MpU-St Paul Nashville New Orleans New York City Norfo!k,Va. North Plane Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Ponland.Malne Portland.Ore. Providence Raleigh-Durham Rapid City Reno Richmond Sacramento St Louis Sal Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Frandsco San Juan.P.R. Santa f» St Sle Marie Seattle ShnBvoport Sioux Fans Spokane Syracuse Tampa-St Ptrsbg Topeka Tucson Tutu Washlngton.D.C. Wichita Wilkes-Barre WHmlngton.Del. 75 64 55 38 72 56 49 30 49 39 54 29 68 53, 59 40 42 31 .04 34 30 51 30 62 34 <*1 39 .49 58 44 .19 33 .14 36 41 52 37 30 62 46 44 41 .32 76 59 .54 44 34 .48 40 32 .32 56 49 43 41 .60 41 39 .05 47 35 62 33 44 42 .19 75 48 52 31 54 36 88 45 68 59 75 53 88 74 60 38 37 28 .03 55 47 .02 62 34 31 28 43 38 46 33 .38 63 45 40 31 75 47 .23 57 38 43 41 .10 40 33 46 35 .73 44 40 .22 drl cdy! cdy I ml cdy] IK clr I cdy cfr National Temperature Extremes High Sunday 88 at Bullhead City, Ariz. Low Monday 16 at Jackson, Wyo. Legislature hands Yeltsin setback MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin suffered a setback today when his legislature refused to endorse the state of emergency he had declared in a secessionist Muslim enclave. The crisis threatened to badly damage the authority of Yeltsin, who emerged as the most powerful Soviet leader after the failed hard- line coup in August against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The resolution is not binding, but may force Yeltsin to withdraw his decree. The situation remained tense in the Chechen-Ingush capital, Grozny, where militants fired automatic weapons in the air and honked car horns to celebrate the Russian retreat. Militants on Sunday forced the retreat of nearly 1,000 Russian troops sent into the enclave Saturday to enforce emergency rule. Immediately before the legislature voted, the president of the Caucasus Mountains enclave in southern Russia said he would order terrorist attacks on nuclear power stations and subways in Moscow if Yeltsin did not back down. "Around Moscow, there are very many nuclear power stations," the president, retired Soviet army general Dzhokar Dudayev, told Western reporters in Grozny. "Why should Russia, Moscow, from where this evil and force is coming, not feel a response, a reaction?" He did not say how such attacks would be carried out, but noted several times that he once commanded strategic nuclear bombers. There was no immediate reaction to the threats from Russian officials. ...Ingram ...City (Continued from Page 1) to the partnership in ihc mid-1980s. City manager Glenn Brown said the staff is recommending not appealing Judge Prado's decision in favor of Forum Insurance. Information on the city's costs to fight Forum in court cannot be released until after the council decides if they want to appeal, Brown said. "If they want to appeal we have to do some action before Nov. 18 or 19," he said. Finally council is expected to con- sider staff recommendations: •to sell a 1960 city fire truck to the Turtle Creek Fire Department for $6,000. •to sell scrap metal from a used wastcwatcr treatment plant on Texas Highway 173. The plant hasn't been used since the Rivcrhill area was annexed by the city in the mid-1980s. •to award a bid of 595,689 from McBrydc Oil Co. to provide the city with 12 months of fuel and petroleum products. Staff also will hear updates on the cost of solid waste disposal following changes in state law and on the status of the 911 board. (Continued from Page 1) papers were missing," added Sutton. "So it was real hard to reconstruct exactly what happened," he said. When contacted Friday, Ingram Mayor Donald Schultz said he was unaware that an indictment had been handed down in the case. "I was aware there was a grand jury probe, but I didn't know what was going on until you called," Schultz said. "If there has been wrongdoing in the city we need to bring it to light and see that those wrongdoers get their just punishment," the mayor added. Tuesday Lunch Special Chicken Fried Chicken ......... $4.95 Served with 2 vegetables, homemade bread, coffee or tea. M .1IIBBg"i *1990 & 1991 "Best Chkken Fried Steak" Joe's Jefferson St Cafe 'CO' Mtocm Si. . 257-2929 ON NOVEMBER 21ST, THIS MAN WILL UNMASK A KILLER IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF WITNESSES And you're invited to be present at 7:OOPM at the Municipal Auditorium! This man is renowned author-lecturer Joe Piscatella. The killer is a menace to every man, woman and child in the United States: Heart Disease. Joe Piscatella is a man with a compelling message and the skill to tell it. His recovery from open-heart surgery at the age of 32 and successful approach to healthy lifestyle changes provides an inspiration for everyone interested in good health and longevity. He is the author of three widely-acclaimed books, Don't Eat Your Heart Out, Choices For A Healthy Heart and Controlling Your Fat Tooth, which have been endorsed by medical professionals as major self-help tools in fighting heart disease. He will present "Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal/' a talk about the relationship of lifestyle choices to cardiac health. He will be joined by a panel of local physicians to answer questions from the audience following the presentation. This presentation is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information, call Community Relations at 257-0630. Sponsored by Peterson Regional Health Care Center and Heart of the Hills Cardiac Rehab Center. Heart Smart Week Made possible by educational grants from Merck, Sharp & Dohme; Roerig/Pfizer; Knoll; Parke-Davis; Smith/Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals; Genentech Inc., and Roche Laboratories.

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