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Kilgore, Texas
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Monday, September 18, 1989
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mS L F MONDAY ¥ TUTt - f MEWSMEBALD f America’s No 1 small city— capital of the East Texas Oil Field t : 58THYEAR-No 310 USPS 294-700 KILGORE TEXAS MONDAY AFTERNOON SEPTEMBER 18 1389 8 PAGES— 25c i i T4 i Hurricane SAN JUAN Puerto Rico (UPI) — Hurricane Hugo the most powerful storm in the Caribbean in a decade smashed Puerto Rico with 130-mph winds Monday after pounding the Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands killing at least six people injuring 40 and leaving thousands homeless The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 9 am EDT the eye of the hurricane was moving over eastern Puerto Rico bringing the full force of the storm to the island “The hurricane will be affecting us until the night hours” Gov Rafael Hernandez Colon warned island residents in s message broadcast on radio and television just after midiight He urged people in low-lying areas to move to shelters on higher ground Unconfirmed reports pushed Hugo’s Caribbean death count to 12 According to amateur radio reports winds estimated at 100 mph struck the city of Caguas about 20 miles south of San Juan at about 7 am EDT but lighter winds were reported in the southwestern part of the island Residents were reported to be taking precautions “We're battening down the hatches like it’ll hit us in °Kilgoround By JACK ST ALLARD SAVED BY good timing once again Did you ever do something that you thought was just hilarious at the time but shortly after you did it you realized maybe everyone won’t think it was funny? I do that a lot and I have learned that you usually have two options when you inevitably get caught One is to plead temporary insanity and the other is to try to make everyone else see the humor in the situation — even if it isn’t there TAKE YESTERDAY for instance I went to Mom’s house to watch the Cowboy game and afterwards we decided to build a fire out back roast some hot dogs and feed the mosquitoes several quarts of my family’s blood My brother Randy and I were passing the football when Mom came out with a load of groceries She asked me to get the family size squeeze bottle of mustard before she dropped it I had the football In one hand and the mustard in the other and the temptation overwhelmed me so I threw the mustard to my brother He made a great catch but he also squeezed a little too hard Mom turned around just in time to see Randy covered with mustard Instead of taking the blame to save his little brother Randy said: “Jack did it” pointing a mustard-covered finger at me I COULD have curled up in a fetal position and claimed to see demons But I decided to bank on the assumption that if Mom had put up with me for all these years surely she had to have a sense of humor I knew I had better think of something quick since she was coming at me with one of the tree limbs we had cut to use for hot dog roasting sticks So in my best Howard Cosell voice I said “Boy Frank he really put the mustard on that pass” I don’t know if she really thought it was funny or if she just felt sorry for me but I had escaped once again Besides that I didn’t have to carry anything else out to the picnic table A RIDE on the “Zipper” also meant a ride in an ambulance for four Kilgore youths Ann and Rudy Thrower along with Emily Woods and Clark Thurinon were among the II people treated and released at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview Saturday after a hydraulic line on a ride called the “Zipper” at the Gregg County Fair ruptured spraying several riders According to Bill Clay manager of the 40th annual fair all of the injured had agreed to reimbursement for all damages including hospital costs ambulance fees and damaged clothing JUST ONE game into his college career Kilgore’s E D Jackson has put his name into the University of Arkansas record book Jackson rushed for 91 yards Saturday as the ninth-ranked Razorbacks opened the season with a 26-7 win over Tulsa Jackson shattered the record for a debut by a freshman running back at Arkansas bettering Derrick Thomas’ 1983 mark of 60 yards Arkansas will travel to Jackson Miss Saturday to face the Mississippi Rebels FOR GIVEAWAY: Gray striped male kitten Call 984-4958Four-year-old miniature poodle to good home Call 983-3391Gas cook stove Call 984-1406 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cecil Hart Beverly Painter Rudy Thrower Duane Landry R C Weist E H Cleary Meagan Nicole Smith James Rickman Evelyn Talley Lucille Cline Pam Butler Thomas Mark Phillips Mrs Loy Gordon Benjamin Roy Dwain Pannell John-See KILGOROUND Page 8 THE BUTTON KING — Dalton Stevens the Button King admires his handiwork It took 100000 buttons to cover his car He uses DAP Weldwood Adhesive He’s covered his casket too That took 60000 buttons (UPI photo) Troops BEIJING (UPI) - Martial law troops stationed in Beijing for nearly four months have begun to build permanent shelters in preparation for what appears to be an extended stay an official news report said Monday Also Monday the semiofficial China News Service said that police had begun making spot checks of the identification cards of Beijing’s more than 10 million residents The report said police had conducted door-to-door checks at board-inghousees indicating the purported “routine” examinations may be attempts to locate people wanted for their part in this spring’s democracy movement The official Beijing Evening News reported that soldiers in the western part of the city where most of the universities are located have been living outdoors in “poor conditions” since martial law was declared in the ‘Cheers’ ‘LA Law’ top Emmy honors PASADENA Calif (UPI) - NBC took top honors Sunday night at the 41st Annual Emmy Awards winning the best comedy and drama series statuettes for “Cheers” and “LA Law” “LA Law” voted top drama in 1987 and nominated for 17 awards this year bested “Beauty and the Beast” “China Beach” “Wiseguy” and last year’s winner “thirtysome-thing” The series about a Los Angeles law firm also picked up a best supporting actor honor for Larry Drake “Cheers” the top comedy of 1983 and 1984 beat out network mate “The Golden Girls” ABC’s “The Wonder Years” and CBS’s “Designing Women” and “Murphy Brown” Series regulars Woody Harrelson and Rhea Perlman were honored as best supporting actor and actress Candice Bergen who plays Murphy Brown a wise-cracking televi Hugo the head” an amateur radio operator reported At 9 am EDT the Hurricane Center said the center of Hugo was over the eastern tip of Puerto Rico near latitude 184 north and longitude 656 west The storm was moving west-northwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds at 130 mph Hurricane force winds extended outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 200 miles from the center Bob Sheets of the Hurricane Center said residents were reporting thunderstorms and hail as the eye of the storm hit the island About 20 miles southwest of San Juan winds were clocked at 120 to 125 mph and an amateur radio operator said house next to his had been “blown away” by the storm Forecasters said the storm was moving slowly prolonging heavy rains over the island Rainfall totals of as much as 15 inches were expected causing extensive flash floods and mud slides Coastal areas were expected to see surge flooding of as much as 8 feet above normal forecasters said An amateur radio operator on a boat off Puerto Rico T plan long stay in Beijing capital May 20 In order to rectify the situation a local government official provided workers and building materials and erected prefabricated housing capable of sheltering thousands of soldiers Cafeterias shower houses food storage lockers and “convenience centers” also were built the newspaper said The report augments recent government statements that troops will be billeted m the capital for the forseeable future Those statements were supported by Yuan Mu the spokesman for the State Council China’s Cabinet in a weekend interview with Japanese reporters “The enforcement of martial law is one of the important factors to maintain stability in the capital and the whole country” Yuan said “Therefore the imposition of mar sion reporter received the top comedy actress nod over Blair Brown of “Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and the trio of “Golden Girls” Betty White Rue McClanahan and last year’s Emmy-winner Beatrice Arthur “Murphy Brown” the most-honored new series with 11 nominations won two of CBS’s 21 non-televised awards Saturday and picked up a fourth award Sunday for writing Also picking up four awards each were ABC’s “thirtysomething” and Fox’s “The Tracey Ullman Show” CBS’s “Lonesome Dove” the mini-series based on Larry McMur-try’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about an aging cowboy picked up best director honors for Simon Wincer and six craft awards Saturday night including costumes makeup music and sound for a weekend high of seven Emmys hits I described Hugo’s eye as it passed at 6 am EDT “We were just hanging on for all we can when the eye hit us” the radio operator reported “I guess we’ll just keep hanging on “It became very quiet No wind No rain and water rising rapidly It is ungodly quiet right now” The government of the Bahamas issued a hurricane warning for the southern Bahamas including the Turks and Caicos islands effective at 9 am upgrading from an earlier hurricane watch At daybreak Hugo’s powerful winds pounded St Thomas with some gusts measured near 90 mph Trees were stripped of their leaves and power lines were down “I’d estimate that the wind is blowing about 120 knots and the visibility is nil” sailor Margaret Utman told Cable News Network by ship-to-shore telephone from her 44-foot sailboat Random Star anchored in the Virgin Islands “All of the boats around me have dragged anchor and most of the people have abandoned ship” Utman said “We’re not safe but we’re OK” Utman said HAM radio operators have “heard that 30 percent of the homes in the Virgin Islands have been Bush hits road as environmental prexy SIOUX FALLS S D (UPI) - Insisting “it’s not enough to stop dirtying the air” President Bush challenged Americans Monday to plant millions of trees in a reforestation drive to stem pollution and help ensure the nation’s long-term environmental health Promoting stewardship of the environment on a swing through the “big sky” country of the Northern Plains Bush punctuated a South Dakota centennial celebration with a call to “join in the new greening of America" “Nature has powerful rejuvena-tive forces” he said in prepared remarks “but we need to help them along We need to reforest this beautiful land” Sioux Falls was Bush’s first stop on an overnight crosscountry state centennial tour that saw him leading by example through particij ation in tree-planting ceremonies in South Dakota Montana and Washington With Congress now working on his preposed revision of the Clean Air Act the most comprehensive overhaul of environmental legislation in years the president underscored the need “not just to defend what’s left but to take the offense to improve our environment across the board” The issue of timber loss a concern not lost on the farmers and ranchers of the Plains has pitted conservationists against developers and has tial law on parts of Beijing will last for some tune” Western diplomats and Chinese sources have speculated that martial law may remain in effect through the 1990 Asian Games which are scheduled to be held in Beijing next September The China News Service reported Monday that security officials began checking resident identification cards over the weekend in a new policy accompanying stepped-up security measures in the period before the nation’s 40th anniversary celebration Oct 1 China began issuing identity cards to its 11 billion citizens two years ago More than 570 million people have registered nationwide but only 610000 of 10 million Beijing residents have picked up their cards Authorities initially claimed that the checks would be a routine part of destroyed” The National Hurricane Center described 250-milewide Hugo as an extremely dangerous hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph Telephone communications all over Puerto Rico had been almost non-existent since nightfall and Civil Defense officials said they did not know how much damage Hugo had caused at Vieques and Culebra “Anywhere the eye hits can expect to experience fairly catastrophic damage" said Jack Beven a meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center in Miami “It’s the wind and the storm surge near the center that will do most of the damage” The storm was one of the most destructive to hit the Caribbean in a decade Winds over 100 mph and seas up to 8 feet pummeled the Virgin Islands but by early Monday some of the worst destruction had been reported on Guadeloupe where five people were confirmed dead A sixth storm-related death was reported in Puerto Rico where a 51-year-old man was electrocuted when he was hit by a high-tension wire while trying to take down a television antenna before the storm set off alarms most recently in South America’s Amazon jungle where the clearing of rain forests for commercial and agricultural use may speed global warming Plants and trees convert carbon dioxide — a key cause of the warming that threatens to alter weather patterns and even life forms — into oxygen Bush proclaimed it “planting time for South Dakota for America and all of spaceship Earth” “The choices we make today can either nurture and protect our children or bequeath them only another generation of thickets and foul air” he said “It’s not enough to stop dirtying the air We’ve got to clean it up And to help do that we should remember the oldest cheapest and most efficient air purifier on Earth: trees” Bush has expressed concern in the past about deforestation but aides have said he is not prepared to offer concrete proposals on how that enironmental time bomb can be defused Instead he is emphasizing private efforts over government programs such as a plan in North Dakota to plant 100 million new trees by the turn of the century Well in advance of Bush’s visit to South Dakota state officials took pains to avoid the embarrassment attached to his appearance at a similar tree-planting state centennial ceremony in North Dakota in security work But Friday the first day the new regulation went into effect police conducted a nightime door-to-door check of a boardinghouse operated by a government ministry indicating the checks might be a pretext for searching for activists “There are a lot of people unemployed workers transients from out of town and private businessmen who have shpped between the cracks in society” explained a government official who asked not to be identified “The police are looking for many people who fall into these categories and are using the identification checks as a way of locating them” At the height of the democracy movement students and workers from outside Beijing arrived to take part in the protests Kilgore man dies A domestic disturbance early Sunday resulted in a shooting which claimed the life of Tabby Lynn Hicks 33 who lived north of Kilgore according to B W Acker public information officer for the Gregg County sheriff’s office Deputies went to a home on McQueen Road at 1:04 am Sunday where they found Hicks lying on the floor in a combination kitchen-dining room with a single gunshot wound in the chest Acker said Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Virginia Barlow Acker said officers had been called to the scene earlier to settle a domestic disturbance He said the victim had returned to the scene and when one of the others attempted to call the sheriff’s office the telephone was taken away and pulled out of the wall The other person then got a handgun and fired one shot striking the victim in the upper left chest the sheriff's office spokesman said April At that time the 12-foot American Elm sent for planting outside the state Capitol descended from one planted on the White House lawn by President John Quincy Adams was found to be infested by larvae of the gypsy moth a parasite that had been alien to North Dakota South Dakota officials wanted no such introduction to the destructive moth and made that clear to the White House As a result the 14-foot Bonfire Silver Maple that Bush was to help plant at Terrace Park in Sioux Falls was home-grown — and certified healthy Recalling the bad luck he had in North Dakota Bush joked that South Dakota officials fearing a recurrence had “specifically asked me not to dedicate a building” ' “So far” he said referring to his recent summer vacation on the coast of Maine “I’m having about as much luck planting as I did fishing" Guard killed by Cali bomb BOGOTA Colombia (UPI) - Four bombs exploded in the city of Cali early Sunday killing a security guard in the relentless wave of attacks that has rocked Colombia since a war declaration by cocaine cartels Authorities also reported a journalist was murdered in the Pacific coast city of Buenaventura Police said guard Jesus Maria Rio was killed about 1:15 am in the explosion of a bomb in a commercial-restaurant zone of Cali 180 miles southwest of Bogota Radio stations said the area had been filled with people celebrating “The Day of Love and Friendship” — the Colombian Valentine’s Day There were no reports however of other people wounded Cali is the home city of one of two powerful cocaine cartels that have been the object of an intense government offensive since President Virgilio Barco imposed a state-of-siege Barco launched the war on the cartels after the Aug 18 assassination of Sen Luis Carlos Galan the leading presidential candidate and member of the ruling Liberal Party About five minutes after the first blast Sunday two other bombs exploded in the nearby savings and loan institutions Conavi and Corpavi Acker said Hicks and his wife lived in a house on McQueen Road and some other people lived in a mobile home behind the residence No arrests have been made nor have charges been filed Instead the case will be presented to a session of the Gregg County grand jury to determine whether charges should be filed Acker said Schleier out of judge race Kilgore attorney Rob Schleier has dropped out of the race for Gregg County Judge Schleier confirmed he is withdrawing his name from the ballot citing “personal reasons” as the basis for withdrawal Schleier would have been running for the seat which has been held for 23 years by Judge Henry Atkinson Atkinson's decision not to seek re-election was based on his theory “It’s time for the county and me both to have a change” 5 i t f U'l'W 'iWH

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