Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas on July 7, 1985 · Page 42
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Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas · Page 42

Longview, Texas
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Sunday, July 7, 1985
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State SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1985, Longview Morning Journal Town of 5,000 reeling after news about Navy base Rv 1 AVI AN rOPFI IN With the coliu-tintl official ujoalr emtio Ignilniirn a j r:.. . i - i i- , ...... . By LAYLAN COPELIN Cox News Service INGLESIDE Frances Rigg said little has changed in this tiny bedroom community in the 19 years she has sold real estate here. This hamlet of 5,000-plus has no motel, one grocery store and thanks to the slumping oil and gas markets row after row of vacant houses. But this week Rigg"s phone was ringing off the wall in the wake of the Navy announcement it would base a battleship, an aircraft carrier and three support ships at Ingleside Point, where almost 400 acres of brushland overlooking Corpus Christi Bay has been reserved for the Navy. Out-of-state developers, looking for raw land had been hedging their bets the past six weeks as rumors circulated that Ingleside with the financial backing of Corpus Christi and its neighbors would edge out Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi sites. With the selection official weekr some landown ers had begun pulling their acres off the selling block while trying to determine its new-found worth. "One owner told me, 'Those were prices for a dead horse,' " said Rigg, who still had an 18-acre commercial tract on the market for $200,000. Ingleside is a dead horse no more. If U S. Sen. Phil Gramm is right, South Texas and Ingleside will be the hub of the "naval air training center of the world." The 3,700 construction jobs, another 6,500 military jobs and subsequent economic ripple over the next five years eventually could translate into a $1 billion annual impact on the economy of the Cor-' pus Christi area, predicted Jimmy Lyles of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. John Richards, dean of; business at Corpus Christi State University, predicted at least a 12 percent increase in personal income in the region. Computer owners can converse HURST (AP) Sometimes late at night, Kris Meier "listens" in . on other people's discussions. But Meier doesn't peek around coiners or eavesdrop on private phone conversations. An $8,000 computer system in his bedroom is his means of chiming in. It's fun to watch other people's conversations and then jump in and let them know you are there," said the 23-year-old Hurst resident. It's "a different way of communicating with people. It allows you to meet people and do things that no one can see you do. "People get a thrill out of talking on the computer," he told the Mid-Cities Daily News. Meier's seven-computer system, called Computalk, allows people from across the country to communicate via their computers. Started about 2'j years ago, Computalk can put six people on at the same time a rare feat, Meier said. Along with the chat function,-Meier's computer system also offers other services, about 200 programs in all. Computalk carries world and local news, sports summaries and statistics, a dating service, religious material, a Saturday night talk show, restaurant reviews, music and a wide variety of computer games, Meier said. The service costs $25 for 25 hours. Meier got his first computer, an Atari, from his parents for Christmas when he was 19, he said. "I didn't really know what to do with it I played a lot of games in the beginning," he said. But shortly after he got the computer, Meier bought $50 worth of programs through a computer magazine and was hooked. "In a year I had learned a lot about the computer by just fooling around on it and fum other computer people," he said. "I modified the programs and began offering them to others. It got exciting. I had 450 users in that first year." One reason he started his computer business, he said, was because many computer owners felt there wasn't enough to do with their machines. "Everybody played games on their computers, but people wanted something more," he said Meier began charging for his computer service about two months ago, when he had 790 subscribers. Currently there are about 20 paying Computalk customers, but Meier hopes to have 200 subscribers by the end of the year. Texas firm to test for oil on lake floor DULUTH, Minn. (AP) A Texas-based company is probing " the floor of Lake Superior this stammer to determine if the ' world's largest freshwater lake is sitting atop a reservoir of oil or gas. i The Canadian research ship t .Mai has been surveying the lake since mid-June under a charter to Grant-Norpac Inc., an oil exploration company in Houston. .The ship i9 conducting seismic tests that can determine if oil or gas deposits are trapped in rock ". formations. Grant-Norpac plans to sell information from the survey to several oil companies, including Chevron USA, Tom Schull, dlvi-sion manager in Grant-Norpac's Denver office, said Friday. , The lake survey is the latest move in the race to determine if I oil or gas is locked in the Mid- t Continent Rift a geologic ...formation . p " And with five years before- the base is fully operational, Lyles promised that the region would be ready for the population growth with highways and other facilities. "If we aren't prepared for it, it's our own fault," said another chalnber official. Lyles said he expects Corpus Christi's 240,600 population to jump 5 percent and Ingleside City Manager Del Lewis expects her 5,000-plus community to at least double. Lewis last week already was looking over projections for a new wastewater treatment plant and a four-lane bypass to keep the construction crews off the city streets. Ingleside Mayor Jennings Herrington, while complaining that he had celebrated too hard the night before, said the first benefit from the Navy base will be psychological. "We were dying on the vine," said Herrington, a retired metal worker who listed several petro chemical industries slowed by the oil and gas elut "Now there's hope," he said. The mayor said the community's only concern was that the high standards in its schools might be overcome by a flood of Navy dependents. Real estate agent Rigg said speculation' will be hot in raw land but the stagnant home market won't be helped immediately. "I don't think sailors . buy homes, do you? I don't think we'll see a lot of improvement until the civilian jobs get here," she said. In Corpus Christi, Lyles said many commercial projects shopping centers, hotels and office buildings will be built sooner than expected because of the new base. "Where once they may have been planned for 10 years in the future, now they will be built in 5," he said. He said it may be another 40 years before the Texas coast sees such a windfall again. ft ml wm Cool off this summer with WINN-DIXIE'S "FREE FAN GIVEWAY." Your local WINN-DIXIE will give away SO 36" Maxair Ceiling font, abiolutely f reel Each of these fans feature four cane blade inserts, 3 speeds (including reverse) and are light kit adaptable. The regular retail value of these fans are 32.95. This is a great value and there is no purchase necessary. So hurry to your near-by WINN-DIXIE store and sign up now! Winners will be determined by random drawing. The first 25 winners will be announced July 17, 1985, and the second set on July 31, 1985. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Each customer is eligable to win only one fan. No purchase necessary, you need not be present to win. WINN-DIXIE employees and their immediate families are not eligable to win. 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