The Marshall News Messenger from Marshall, Texas on November 30, 1993 · 1
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Marshall, Texas
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Tuesday, November 30, 1993
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TUESDAY November 30, 1993 MAVERICKS HAVE HOME HOOPS DEBUT page 7 Vol. 117. No. 149 MARSHALL, TEXAS 1 Section 12 Pages 350 ti n y;.IOCJK(Qt MESSENGER G-flll lUMLI-LJJk m Welcome, guests! THE NEWS MESSENGER, as a service to Marshall's thousands of visitors during the Wonderland of Lights, provides this daily column of information about festival activities. Wonderland tonight WINTER BAND CONCERT, East Texas Baptist University, 6:30 p.m. SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE, courthouse. Dolores Moore and Patricia Harber, 6:30 p.m. F.U.N. Barbershoppers, 7:15 p.m. Marshall Cloggers, 8 p.m. CANCELLED: Live Nativity Scene, East Texas Baptist University. Any organizations planning live nativity scenes are invited to call the Marshall News Messenger news department, 935-7914. with details. Tours available LEAVE THE DRIVING to the Wonderland of Lights. Visitors may book 45-minute bus tour rides for $5 per person. Buses depart from both Wonderland Information Center locations starting at half past the hour starting at 5:30 p.m. nightly, iaforn.c.ion centers are al Marshall Mall and the northeast comer of the courthouse square. Plan to attend... THURSDAY: Singing Christmas Tree, courthouse, featuring The Harletones, 6:30 p.m., Region Singers of Marshall, 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY' FRIDAY MONDAY: Madrigal Dinner, Bruce Hall, East Texas Baptist University, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Reservations, 935-7963. THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Scarborough Hall, East Texas Baptist University, 8 p.m. Tickets $4 adults, $2 students. FRIDAY: Peter Nero, pianist, in concert at Marshall Civic Center, 8 p.m. For reserve seating call Marshall Regional Arts Council, 935-4484. Tickets range between $15 and $22. FRIDAY SATURDAY: Ghosts of Christmas Past walking tour, featuring Duffield-Williams Cottage, 508 E. Austin; Hearts Hill, 512 E. Austin; Austin-Malone Home, 600 E. Austin; Ramsey-Bibb Home, 515 E. Houston; and Carpenter's Gingerbread, 509 E. Houston. Tickets $10 for persons over age 12, $3 for individual homes. Tickets available at Wonderland Information Centers. "Two from Galilee," First Baptist Church, 8:30 p.m. SATURDAY: First Presbyterian Church tour, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Marshall Jaycees Lighted Christmas Parade, downtown Marshall, 6 p.m. Tour maps on sale THE OFFICIAL TOUR map for the festival may be purchased for $2 at either Wonderland Information Center located in Marshall Mall, U.S. 59 at Pinecrest, and downtown on the northeast corner of the square, Houston at Bolivar. The map features suggested driving and walking routes, a city-wide driving tour, houses on the Ghosts of Christmas Past home tours, and a schedule of events. Proceeds benefit the Wonderland of Lights. Married working couple needs nice 2 BR1 BA or Urge house wfenced area tor small outside dog. We have ret. and will take good care of your house! Call Eileen days at 903-984-3288 or after 5:30 at 903-297-3222 FOUND A PLACE! THANKS, CLASSIFIED! Teacher recalls former student MICHAEL J. MIGA News Messenger KARNACK An attendance sheet on top of Karnack High School teacher Myra Leonard's desk Monday morning showed Susan Van Orden's name crossed out in red ink. The KHS junior's name was still posted on a wall chart listing assignments for Leonard's journalism students to cover. Despite the fact that Van Orden would never return to KHS, Principal Luther Cockerham said the reality of her death hadn't sunken in yet for most students. What made it particularly difficult to accept was that a former classmate, Kendrick Allen, has been charged with murdering Van Orden. "It was not like he was a stranger to (Van Orden's family). They had actually had him in their home, and so he was .someone they probably trusted," said school counselor Dr. Ellen Anderson. Leonard, Van Orden's journalism, and English teacher, found out about the brutal killing later than most people in Karnack when she returned late Sunday night from a trip to Arkansas. "I think it's the idea of the brutality of it all that bothers me the most .... The very idea of the See TEACHER3 mi illicit 'Jy .7 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILL A portion of F.M. 134 was closed Monday morning after a truck carrying aluminum sulfate overturned about a half mile north of U.S. 80. Above, Waskom firefighters wearing protective equipment attempt to retrieve the shipping papers from the truck in order to get a positive identification of the material spilled. (PhotoPayne) Spill causes evacuation Road closed: Tanker wreck causes chemical spill on FM 134. DEREK S. PAYNE News Messenger WASKOM A tanker truck wreck caused a chemical spill on FM 134 Monday morning, forcing the road's closure for about six hours and the evacuation of 25 residents. The driver of the truck, David Gerry Welch, 45, of Hughes Springs, was transported to Marshall Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview where he is listed in UMMERS GOING TO COURT- Four here as they are transferred the first detention hearing in Max Sandlin ruling that the Students MICHAEL J. MIGA News Messenger KARNACK Students and staff at Karnack High School, back to class on Monday for first time since the Thanksgiving break, were all trying to cope with the shock of Susan Van Orden's murder. Van Orden, who was a junior at KHS, was beaten to death in Marshall Thursday night. One of the suspects is Kendrick Allen, III til rrr fi rm fair and stable condition. The residents were evacuated for about two hours until officials .could get information about the chemical. The chemical was identified as aluminum sulfate after Waskom firefighters wearing protective gear retrieved the shipping papers from the cab of the wrecked truck. The truck was carrying 44,000 pounds of aluminum sulfate from Delta Solvents and Chemical Company in Longview to the Longhorn Army Ammunition ODY HOP of the suspects in the Van Orden murder case are shoWn Monday afternoon to the Harrison County Courthouse for connection with the case. The hearing resulted in Judge suspects be held in custody. (PhotoPayne) dealing with loss a former classmate of Van Orden's. Counselor Dr. Ellen Anderson spent most of the day helping students talk out their feelings about the incident. "I gave them an opportunity to recognize the different facets of what you go through in the grieving process. The point was to get them to understand that everybody does that and to get them to thinking about it and to loosen up and talk," she said. in 11 il t n- - fi 't 1 1i 1 Vfi 1 . r Plant , in Karnack. Officials estimate several hundred gallons of chemical was spilled in the accident, which happened about 9:25 a.m. hear the Victoria Woods subdivision. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians from Waskom Volunteer Fire Department responded to the initial call and requested medical support from the Greenwood, La., Fire Department. A response team from Delta Chemical was dispatched to the scene to unload the remaining chemical, as well as clean up the spill. ' Pis in Collision Repairs! J One of the emotions that came out during the sessions was anger. "There's a lot of anger," Anderson said. ' Anderson said the anger manifested by students isn't a "blackwhite thing." Van Orden is white. Allen is black. ''We're all family here in Karnack," she said. "We're having to deal with two tragedies within our family here." Van Orden transferred to See SCHOOL3 E ice miaraei9 trial Ibeims GAIL K BEIL News Messenger JEFFERSON Tim Rice's court-appointed attorney will use duress as defense for his client's actions last year when two men were shot to death and their acid-soaked bodies dumped on a deserted road in Red River County. Rice is the third defendant in the Nov. 14, 1992 murders of Cedric Baker, 29, and Eddie Wardlaw, 26. In October, Tim Rule and Louanne Larson were convicted of capital murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence. The murders took place in Larson's nightclub, Lou's Place, in the Crestview area near Lake O'the Pines. John Corrielius, Rice's attorney, told the jury Monday that he hoped to prove that Rice was forced, on pain of death, to take part .in the murders of Wardlaw and Baker.- An seven-woman, five-man jury was seated at 3 p.m. Monday, and testimony began in Rice's trial. For the most part, the witnesses are the same, saying the same thing they did in two previous trials for Rule and Larson. First to testify was Cheryl Riggs, a former girlfriend of Wardlaw's and the only witness, other than Rule, who said Rice had threatened either Wardlaw or Baker. ,Riggs told the court she and Rice went looking for drugs and beer after midnight Nov. 13, 1992. They wound up at Lou's Club, where they found both. She said that pn the way home, Rice SHERYALD CURBEY News Messenger y '' Keep'em locked up. That was the ruling Harrison County Court-At-Law Judge Max Sandlin, made Monday afternoon at a detentipn hearing for four ' Marshall juveniles who are being ' held in connection with .the Thanksgiving murder-carjacking of a Karnack girl. .' Susan Van Orden, 16, was found beaten to death Nov. 26 in an isolated area on West Van Zandt Street. Charged with capital murder is Kendrick Deroy Allen, 17, a neighbor and former classmate of Van Orden. Allen is being held without bond at the Harrison County Jail. The juveniles, who police believe also were involved in the murder, and carjacking, will be -held at the Willoughby Juvenile Center in Marshall for at least 10 more days while officers continue their investigation, authorities said. The juveniles are Torues Simpson, 16, Corey Chance, 16, Jerome Clark, 15, and Daryl Ausbrooks, 14. "We presented evidence to show the judge probable cause that all four (juveniles) had engaged in conduct, that if they were adults, would be a felony," said Harrison County District Attorney Rick Berry. "A detention sentence is good for 10 days. After that, another hearing will be set arid if we need more time for the investigation, another 10 days can be issued," he said. Berry will be using the 10 days to have a number of psychological and sociological tests conducted on the juveniles. The tests wal help determine if they can be certified as adults. See JUVENILES3 told her, "He had the means to take out," both Wardlaw and Baker. She said Rice told her he had a 9mm Glock pistol and that Larson and Rule had put a bounty of $100 on Baker's head. Rice returned Riggs to her home, she said, where Wardlaw and Baker slept. He then took the men back to Lou's Club, See RICE3 Weather Report Marshall weather tonight will be cloudy with a low temperature in the upper 40s. Wednesday's weather will include a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs will be in the upper 60s. More weather, page 2A. Deaths Information about these deaths is on page 2A: Francis Pettaway Callie Fielden Texas Lottery: Pick 3, 6-9-0, worth $500. Louisiana Lottery: Pick 3, 7-4-7, worth $500. )M lraij - L,. !.,...,. . 1...!.. I. I Auto Glass Service 24 Hour Towing 4008 E. End Blvd. S. 903938-5511

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