Daily Press from Newport News, Virginia on December 16, 1977 · Page 11
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Daily Press from Newport News, Virginia · Page 11

Newport News, Virginia
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Friday, December 16, 1977
Page 11
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n I DAILY PRESS. Newport News, Va., Friday, December 16, 1J77 11 V 4 V"SV Fake Police Rob Woman Two men who posed as police officers conned their way into the home of a woman on Dare Avenue Thursday night and then robbed her at gunpoint, Hampton police report. - , . One of the men reportedly had what resembled a police badge and told Mrs. Edna English that they wanted to speak to her husband. Despite the husband's absence, she let the pair into the house at 449 Dare Avenue, police said. ' ... The men both armed with snub-nosed revolvers then took an undetermined amount of money from Mrs. English and fled. One is described as 5 2" tall and wearing green army fatigues. The other was 6" and wore a brown jacket, police said. Mrs. English was not injured in the robbery. . v ,: - Meanwhile, 27-year-old Bobby Vernom, of the 100 block of Tucker Lane, was charged Thursday night with armed robbery of a gas station and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.- Vernom was accused of robbing the Kayo Service station at 2229 West Pembroke Avenue on November 28, police said. Vernom was arrested following the armed robbery of another Kayo station at 30 West Pembroke Avenue on Dec. 6, but was released on his own recognizance. In that hold-up, the station manager chased two suspects to the Langley Air Force Base gate. Signer Sets Total 40 NEW YORK An expert autograph collector estimates that there may be eight complete sets of signatures of signers of the Declaration of Independence in individuals' hands, but the majority of the 40 known sets are in institutions. Those at the New York Public Library, the Pennsylvania Historical Society and Yale University are considered the finest. NN Blaze Drives Out 3 Families Fire forced the evacuation of three families. Thursday night in a Newport News apartment com----- '-plex. .-i-'i Newport News Police Lt. Richard Haughtoo said !' a fire at 941 Ivy Ave., Apt. 2, did more than $2,000 damage and forced several families out into the cold . as firefighters battled the blaze for nearly two hours. , Mrs. Brenda Wardrett and her four small chil-h. -dren, ranging in age from four months to six years,."",; , were in their apartment when the blaze began. Mrs. Wardrett reportedly was in the kitchen' when the fire started in another section of the home, u, i Haughton said the possibility of arson in the case has not been ruled out, but it has not yet been declared as an incinderary fire. , The blaze reportedly started about 6 p.m. and forced the evacuation of all of the building's occu-.', pants for several hours. (Staff Photo By Herb Barms Kiwanians Help Center Hampton Kiwanis Club members Mel Goers, Frank Henry and John G. Ball are standing amid equipment which a $2,000 check Henry is presenting will help buy. Accepting the presentation is Mrs. Mercedes Crum of the Hampton Multihandicapped Center at Robert E. Lee Elementary School. Hampton Board Advances Driveway Paving Project Hampton School Board members Wednesday decided to advance a $150,000 repaving of badly worn school driveways by some four years. The decision was reached during the first board review of a proposed $7.5 million school construction budget for 1979-83. Advancing the resurfacing job to 1979 increases that year's construction budget from $1.3 million to $1.45 million. Other projects scheduled for that year are: Bethel High physical education addition, $550,000 and another $650,000 in 1980 needed to comply with federal Title IX regulations for athletic programs. Replacement of roofs at Bassette, Tarrant and Tyler Elementary schools, $195,000. Replace Hampton High- roof. $175,000. Renovations at Wythe Elementary, $200,000. 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