The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 22, 1986 · Page 9
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April 22, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

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THE BAY TOWN SUN Sun wins honors in contest April 9-A Prom Page l n lastyear. "Excellent shot," said contest judges. "... Good work by Pryor to get into position to take the picture." '*\' Another second place award """ went to Linnea Schlobohm in the category of community service ^for her stories about Baby Lisa. '""We generally frown on a newspaper becoming involved in '"'i activities or issues it must cover," the judges said. "But in :, ,this case, who could argue that ""helping a little girl obtain a badly needed liver transplant was v -. s not a true public service." Jim Kyle placed third in feature writing for his account of a Baytown couple (Abe and Nowyta Badgley) who moved to Alaska. The judges described Kyle's entry as an "exciting adventure story that paints an interesting and tempting picture . . . Good attention to dialogue and detail, with a nice local touch at the end." Contest judges said the first- place winning Heritage Edition was "well-organized, researched and written." Also, they observed that "ad layouts were attractive and contributed to the theme of the sections." "The edition is of the quality that readers like for future reference," the judges concluded. Sun Managing Editor Wanda Orion noted that most of the stories were written by Bryan Nethery, a Texas A*M University student who worked as a news Intern for the past two summers. "Bryan spent the summer of 1984 researching and writing the stories that appeared months later in the 1985 Heritage Edition," she said. Mrs. Orton added that The Sun had "great cooperation" from Sterling Municipal Library and the Baytown Historical Museum in preparing the edition. "This really was a community effort," she said. Besides the Gulf Coast Press Association awards, The Sun this year has won two honorable mentions in the Associated Press contest. These were for sports writing by Ed Campbell and photography by Angle Bracey. Nothing of value found in vault ,,y. .CHICAGO (AP) — No bones. no bombs, no booze, no bullion. A mysterious vault linked to •e^ gangland czar "Scarface" Al Capone kept faith with a long ""line of mobsters brought in for questioning by telling nobody .v-nothin'. Thus ended a months-long, million-dollar adventure climaxed by the opening on live television Monday night of the vault at the Lexington Hotel. Capone, who liked his spats ( ., pearl gray, his pajamas silk, his ''^jpriachine guns in working order .(^a'nd his associates silent, probably would have approved. "It's always a disappointment when you don't find what you've been looking for for four months. ... I always thought there would be bones," said John Joslyn, co- producer of the two-hour "The Mystery Of Al Capone's Vaults." Excavators instead found what appeared to be several empty bottles of Prohibition-era "bathtub gin" and an old porcelain sign reading "Adams Express Co." The discovery came before a worldwide TV audience and special agent Dennis Sansone of the Internal Revenue Service, which didn't want to miss a shot at collecting its due from one of the nation's most notorious tax evaders. Rediscovery of the chamber prompted the IRS to file a lien last year, seeking more than $800,000 in taxes, including penalties and interest. A crew of about 30 workers, explosives experts and a small bulldozer taken apart and then reassembled in the hotel basement worked for nearly two hours to gel at the secrets some believed Capone had sealed in a vault 125 feet long, 8 feet high and 8 feet deep. Insurance changes worry lawmakers > AUSTIN (AP) - Texas Igi4awmakers' concern about taxes r*"*!md spending in 1987 will be l'^ followed closely by their worries ^ over proposed insurance-law ;. changes. • Soaring prices of sometimes • scarce liability insurance has • forced the insurance "crisis" to t the second position on the issues \ ballot. I But "questions about the * growing costs and availability of 5 "insurance should not result in J solutions which deprive con* sumers of important rights and- put profits before human health and safety," Carol Barger, Southwest director of the Consumers Union, told a news conference. "Simply accepting the rhetoric of the industry, that an increase in lawsuits is causing the problem, will not only leave us in the same bind, it could seriously limit some of the major court protections many consumers need," said Rebecca Lightsey. representing the Alliance for Legal and insurance Equity. A House-Senate committee had been holding hearings for several months on insurance problems before making recommendations to the 1987 session. "We have indications that this committee is looking seriously at recommending limitation of consumer rights in liability litigation," Ms. Barger said. "We know the insurance lobby is lined up to try to limit liability (damages that may be recovered in court suits)," said Ms. Lightsey. "They claim the so-called crisis is caused by too many suits being filed, but we can find no statistics to back up their claims." Dedication highlights celebration From Page 1 •k was all about — freedom," said v t . former congressvvoman Barbara Jordan. "The battle marked the ending of an era of repression, and the beginning of a new friendship between Texans and Mexicans." _•' In 18 minutes the battle on ^Aprii 21. 1836, was over. Gen. Sam Houston's troops had •'-"'defeated the forces led by Gen. "Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna — 'r securing Texas' independence '*" from Mexico. The fireworks Monday evening, culminating '"'the end of the two-day party, •- -also lasted 18 minutes. .-.-•:..The "Star of Light" fireworks - display above the monument vtbok place while simultaneous .; fireworks flared in Austin, Cor••pus Christi, Waco, Dallas, Lubbock. El Paso. Longview, Beau, -mont and Brownsville. . ."It's a proud day to be a Tex- van," Bush said. "Today we . remember when 150 years ago, , 835 men in Sam Houston's army .charged across the open field at / San Jacinto and charged into .•history." Bush also honored present-day ;> heroes Chris Sweet and Gilbert '.Chavez — the men who dove into '..Houston's Buffalo Bayou on Fri- "V-tjay and rescued children police ,' .say were allegedly thrown into .jtne water by their mother. Two '; of the children have since died. '..The vice president told the v crowd that the fight for freedom "."continues. Comparing the battle Against Santa Anna to the strug- ''.gte to stop terrorism, Bush said 'U.S. citizens must have the "courage and the will to win." "Today I'm very pleased to announce that next October the U.S. Navy will christen a brand new San Jacinto," Bush said, adding the Aegis cruiser will join the Navy fleet in January 1988. A 21-gun salute was fired as Texas Air National Guard jets flew in the missing man formation over the monument during the sunny afternoon ceremony. Afterward, cannon blasts echoed through the park as thousands of balloons were released into the blue sky. White laid a wreath at one end of the monument, which on one side was draped with a huge flag that had a white "Lone Star." "Texans are in the midst of trying times," White said, referring to the state's economic problems. "Tough times never last, but tough people always do." he said. "The people of Texas have never been stronger than they are today." About 46,000 people attended Sunday's party that was highlighted with country- western singer Willie Nelson joining the Houston Symphony in a concert. Food poisoning reported Ten people who ate sausage-on-a-slick during festivities at the San Jacinto State Park were treated and released from hospitals in Baytown and Pasadena after suffering from what appeared to be food poisoning. Dr. Virgil Suarez, emergency room physician at Humana Hospital in Baytown, said Monday that four children and one adult were treated for food poisoning and released from the hospital Sunday night. "They all had been eating sausage-on-a-stick" Sunday at the park, Suarez said. "They had some kind of bacteria, we assume that it came from contaminated food." The doctor said the vendor stopped selling the food after he was told about the illnesses. The five were all released from the Baytown hospital by 11 p.m., he said. Texans were at the park celebrating the 150th anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico. Two children, a brother and sister, were treated for food poisoning and released Sunday night at Beltway Community Hospital in Pasadena, said Donna Guerra, hospital spokeswoman. The children told hospital officials they had eaten sausage-on-a-stick at the park Sunday. At Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena, three people were treated and released Sunday night, said Dorothy Weston, hospital spokeswoman. All three complained of stomach problems and had been at the festival, but Ms. Weston said she did not know what they had eaten at the park. ELECT VIRGINIA "GIMNT" KMOWLM County Commissioner - Precinct 4 - Chambers County HONEST CAPABLE Against Higher Taxes Against An Inflated Budget 14 1 2 Years Management Exp. "Serving all o/ the people all o/ the time" YOUt VOTE AND CONFIDINCE WILL K GREATLY APFtKIATID. * fi ( 771W SPEECH-DEB A TE WINNERS REL DEBATE and speech students placing In the University Interscholastic League Literary Meet are, from left, Jay Antle, Stephen LeVay, Janice Kelly, Paula Thompson and Rebecca Pratt. Also placing but not pictured were Charles Kester, Frances Ramirez and Nik! Nichols. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) Mosquitoes cause concern From Page 1 tion. Since then, said Sprenger. Harris County mosquito control has conducted a geographical study, to determine where these mosquitoe.s are concentrated: an ecological study, to determine the times of year the mosquito will thrive here; and a surveillance study, to determine how, when and where to look for the mosquito. Aedes albopectus is a vector of a number of diseases, most notably Dengue fever (also called "breakbone" fever, due to the pain associated with it), said Sprenger. A vector lias the ability to transmit, from an infected person to one who is not infected, an organism that causes a par ticular disease. Dengue fever has been reported in Mexico and in the Caribbean, but so far there is no health risk here, said Sprenger. "We just need to pay attention to cases there and any human cases that may come in," said Sprenger. "There's certainly, on the basis of laboratory studies, potential risk. "We're aware of this and just need to watch it." Mosquito control officials also want to know if. during an outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis. Aedes aibopectus could carry that disease, said Sprenger. Just as with on»' of the world's languages, such as English, there are many different dialects, so too there are dtf f e r e n t s t r a I ti s of .4 t' (/ t> .s nlbopectu*. one of many mosquitoes in the world A group at the University of \citri* [):im*_» i< Vt'ork!!! 1 ' to tH?!!t*r identify thi.s albopeclus and the place it came from, said Sprenger Officials then will know more about the strain found hi-re. such as its resistance to insecticides and its competence for transmitting disease, he said "Some strains carry diseases belter than others." said Sprenger "Of course, we're hoping we got a variety that's a very poor carrier." Sprenger said Notre Dame researchers hope to complete their studies by mid-sumrner or early fall Indigenous to Asia, strains of .-Ver/e.s nlbopcctua exist from Hawaii to India ami down to Madagascar, off the southeast coast of Africa, said Sprenger Harris Counly mosquito control has found highest populations of Acdes ;ilbopt'ctus in eastern portions of the county, said Sprenger. Lowest populations have been found in the southwest part of the county, he said. The mosquito hus been found as far north as Henderson County in Texas and also has been said found in New Orleans, Sprenger. Not an active mosquito, Aedea ulbopectus flies only 100 to 200 yards, said Sprenger. "It's possible to have high populations in a particular sile and not sec any mosquitoes," he said II t l ll. 1 £.* \.f U f S^f%fi»r*J-«ai- « • *.« r* <w * -u a h u^rl-l-'llf^l.t characterized the mosquito as an aggressive daytime biter "I'm not sensitive to mosquito bites and neither Is my fellow worker ia native of Thailand t," said Sprenger However, bites from this mosquito caused welts and itching, which lasted approximately half an hour, to both he and his co-worker, he said. The mosquito naturally breeds in broken bamboo, which holds tiny pools of water, and in water filled tree holes, said Sprenger. In Harris County, the mosquito has been found, nol in water-filled tree holes, but in used tires with water standing inside, said Sprenger When these tires are moved, the larvae * a M d / o r mosquitoes are transported, he said To help the county and the City of Baytown control this and other mosquitoes characterized as "container breeders." property owners should clean up trash so that it doesn't hold water and empty the water from tires and other containers In which water might be standing. said Sprenger. Stock quotes (Courtesy of Paine, Webber. Jackson ami Curtis < <Asof 9:15 a.m. > AT&T 25'-H Amoco 59 7 M Armco 9 Ashland 50'-> Atlantic Rich 53S Beth. Steel 19 C.G.&E 26 Celanese 208 1 * Chesebrough-Ponds 49** Chevron 38 7 /» Diamond Sham. 12H Dow Chem 54 Dresser Indus 18V4 Dupont 77*4 Ethyl Corp 41 Exxon 58'? Ford General Elect General Motors .. GTE Gordon's G.R Greyhound.. . GSU Halliburton HCA Houston Industry Humana InterFirst IBM Kimberly Clarke Kmart Kroger Mobil Monsanto National Distiller 79% .82*), .41% 37H .41"* 32% 30% 7 . 154% .86^4 29S Occidental Petr 25^4 Phillips Petr iw* Royal Dutch 79% Schlumberger 30H Sears 47 Southern Co 25 Sun Oil 47'4 Tenneco 3THi Tejcaco 32 "/4 Texas Eastern 31V 4 Upjohn 168'-;, U.S.Ste*! 20V« Walgrecns 35V. Wal-Mart 42% Woolworth flo*M Xerox 60'.4 Dow. Ind. Avg 1852.93 Dow Change (Down) 2.97 Silver $5.13 Gold W44.20 WARREN PETROLEUM COMPANY, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., proposes to construct a gas turbine degeneration facility, permit application no. C-16968 and no. PSD-TX-696, at their Mont Belvieu Gas Fractionatioi Plant in Chambers County, Texas. Additional information is contained in the notice published pursuant to 116.10 (a)(3) in the public notice section of this newspaper. L

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