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Thursday, August 20, 1987
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2-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday, August 20, 1987 Police beat Police said Ri'ta Jackson, 27, of 1212 Turner, has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 8 burglary of a residence in the 3300 block of Minnesota. A warrant was issued for the suspect's arrest at the time of the burglary. Police said the owner of the home found three women in his house. He and a friend gave chase and when police ; arrived they found the three women standing near the complainant's vehicle. When they attempted to handcuff the women, one of them, later identified as Ms. Jackson, escaped on foot. Charges of burglary were filed in the • 180th District Court against the three women. Bond on Ms. Jackson was set at $10,000. AUTOPSY ORDERED An autopsy has been ordered in the death of a 24-year-old Daisetta man Wednesday in a physician's office at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Police said the emergency room staff was called at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to the doctor's office, where Bobby Jennings Jr. was in need of emergency medical attention. His face had turned blue and he was complaining of difficulty in breathing, police reports said. Police said Jennings suffered cardiac arrest as he was being taken to the emergency room. According to police reports, Jennings suffered from diabetes and was bitten by a dog several weeks ago. Complications from either one could have caused the man's death, police were told by a physician. EXPOSING INCIDENT While a Baytown woman was watering her grass Wednesday afternoon, a man drove by in a pickup truck and exposed himself. The woman, who lives in the 800 block of Lindenwood, told police a white man drove by her residence twice, exposing his buttocks each time. The pickup truck is described as white with a green spray- painted tailgate. BURGLARIES AND THEFTS + A tailgate was stolen Wednesday from a pickup truck parked at San Jacinto Mall. +Between Friday and Tuesday, someone broke into three vehicles in the 6300 block of Bayway. Radios were taken from a Lincoln and a Toyota. The bucket seats were also removed from the Toyota and a Mustang. +A rifle and clothing were taken Tuesday or Wednesday from a vehicle parked at San Jacinto Mall. Chambers County A Cove youth was reported in satisfactory condition Thursday morning at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital after she was struck by a tractor-truck Friday night. According to reports, Tonya McCauley, age unavailable, of 302 Daisy Lane off Farm Road 565 was hit at about 8 p.m. by the truck when she rode a bicycle from a driveway in the 7400 block of FM 565 North. MAN STABBED Charles Stroud, 29, of a Baytown address, was taken to Humana Hospital with a stab wound he received in a Wednesday night incident in Cove. A hospital spokeswoman said Stroud was treated and released. A'Chambers County spokeswoman said no charges were filed as a result of the incident, which happened at about 9 p.m. at a residence in the 7900 block of FM 565 North. No other details were available Thursday morning. Man jailed in Iranian arms deal MIDLAND (AP) - A self- proclaimed mercenary who said the Iranian government sent him to barter for S2 million in stolen missile parts was snared in a county sheriff's international sting operation, officials say. Victor Manuel Fonseca, 47, of Lisbon, Portugal, was arrested Wednesday while inspecting crates he believed contained parts for the sophisticated Hawk missile system. Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said. Fonseca, arrested in an airplane hangar in this West Texas city while opening crates labeled "oilfield equipment,'' remains in the Midland County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond and charged with organized criminal activity. Painter said. The offense, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in state prison and a S10.000 fine, is a violation of Texas law. The case will be presented to a grand jury later. Painter said. Authorities had hoped to net other arrests and an Iranian plane that was to be sent for the stolen parts, but Fonseca insisted on inspecting his cargo before calling the plane. And that was impossible: Eight crates that supposedly contained stolen radar tubes and spare parts actually had nothing but gravel-filled barrels inside. Fonseca told undercover deputies he was sent to Midland by Achmed Kashani. who he described as an Iranian intelligence officer based in Madrid. He arrived in Midland Tuesday night with photographs of the parts to compare with the contents of the eight crates. International arms dealer Mohammed Ali Hashemi told ABC's Night Line Wednesday night, however, that Kashani is not an Iranian government official and called the alleged arms deal "penny ante." Liberty OKs vicious dog law LIBERTY (AP) — The city council tentatively passed an ordinance designed to protect citizens from vicious dogs after residents complained about pit bull dogs terrorizing their neighborhood. "It should keep a lot of people from having these dogs run loose," council member Sandy Pickett said Wednesday. Under the proposed ordinance, citizens can file a complaint against any dog they believe is dangerous and a humane officer will then determine if it should be declared a "vicious dog." The ordinance states a dog can be classified "vicious" if it has a propensity to attack a person or another animal without provocation or is unruly and inclined to growl or threaten people without provocation. If the dog escapes or continues to be a threat, the animal may be impounded at the owner's expense. Also, the owner may be fined as much as $200 a day for any violation of the ordinance. Council must approve the ordinance on three readings for it to become law. A second reading will be considered at the Sept. 8 council session. Park board to discuss fee chancres Members of the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department advisory board are scheduled to discuss fee adjustments when they meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Building. According to the agenda, fee adjustments for adult Softball, basketball and flag football leagues will be discussed, as well as possible changes in rental charges for the pavilions at Roseland and Jenkins parks. Entered as second class matter at the Sayfown, Texas Post Office 77522 under the Act of Congress of March 3, 187?. .Published afternoons, Monday through Friday and Sundays at 1301 Memorial Drive in Boytown, Texas 77520. P.O. Box 90, Baytown, Texas, 77522. Subscription Rates: By carrier, ( $5.30 per rnonth, $63.60 per year, ' Single copy price: 25 cents Daily, 50 cents Sunday. Moif rates on request. Represented notionalty by Coastal Publications. Tides FRIDAY HIGH: 10:12 a.m. LOW: 1:33 a.m. (Tides forecast are for Baytown area bays) Sun SUNRISE: 6:52a.m. SUNSET: 7;56p.m. SHIER ANGLERS' LEAGUE OF TEDS TRINITY BAY, INC. FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS THE FIRST ticket to the Saltwater Anglers' League of Texas Sept. 26-27 SALT Bud Lite Fall Fishin' Fiesta is handed to Mayor Emmett Hutto, by tournament director Ira Clarkson, second from right. Gary KUpatrick, far left, represents Wismar Distributing, a tournament sponsor. Jerry Wooster, far right, is a board member and former SALT president. The tour- nament, to be held next door to The Galley, 2701A S. Highway 146, will benefit Special Olympics. Tickets are available at Marshall's Sporting Goods, 3620 Highway 146, and The Galley. Additional sponsors are McDowell's Sporting Goods and Baytown Parks and Recreation Department. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) Mobility key to development State highway engineer outlines projects at meeting of chambers ByAMYKEMS CROSBY — The development of any area depends on mobility, according to Milton Dietert, District 12 engineer for the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation. In speaking to members of the Crosby-Huffman and Highlands chambers of commerce Wednesday, Dietert outlined some of the 31 projects that are included in the 10-year $590.7-milIion highway construction and renovation plan for Harris County. Ten of the projects, totaling S143.6 million, are currently under contract. Scheduled to go to contract in 1988 are eight projects totaling S107.7 million, while an - additional eight, worth S200 million, will go to contract between 1989 and 1991, Dietert said. Finally, five projects, part of the highway department's five- year development schedule, will go to contract between 1991 and 1996. Those projects total S139.4 million. "Of course the biggest thing right now is the Beltway project." Dietert said. The portion of the thoroughfare running through Harris County has been parceled out into nine projects totaling over S133 million with the majority of the work to be completed by late 1989, he said. Some of the projects that will likely impact the Crosby, Huffman and Highlands areas include four projects associated with the completion of U.S. Highway 90 that total over S80 million. These include a stretch from 1.6 miles west of the San Jacinto River to FM 2100 and FM 1942. from Freshwater Canal to FM 2100, from 2100 to Bohemian Hall Road and from Bohemian Hall Road to the Liberty County line. Another local project, estimated for completion by the end of 1989 and at a cost of S17.8 million, involves the construction of a 1.8-mile six-lane bridge at FM I960 near Lake Houston, Dietert said. Another is the widening of FM I960 from east of Lake Houston to FM 2100, an SS.l million project. A major 521.6 million project will entail widening the current two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided on FM 2100, from FM 1960 to the railroad tracks in Crosby. The project is under the highway department's five-year development schedule A $57.7 million project, also under the de v clopm en t schedule, will involve the widening of Interstate 10 East along a nine-mile stretch from Spur 330 to the Chambers County line to six lanes. Sun spots Luncheon, style show A MOTHER-DAUGHTER luncheon and style show, hosted by the Baytown Christian Women's Club, will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Goose Creek Country Club. Cost is S8 per person. A nursery will be available. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 424~-2038. Quarter horses THE GREATER Baytown Quarter Horse Association will have a play night at fi:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Baytown Fair Grounds on North Main. Skilled and fun events are planned. For more information call 424-8966. Chamber luncheon RON ROBERTS, government professor at Lee College, will speak during the Baytown Chamber of Commerce noon luncheon Aug. 21 at the Holiday Inn. His topic is the LC Constitutional Symposium scheduled for Oct. 4. Date correction DEDICATION OF Unidad Park at 2510 J.B. LeFevre St. will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 27 instead of Aug. 20 as reported in the Aug. 19 issue of The Sun. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. with a brief program and ribbon- cutting ceremony scheduled for 5:30 p.m. SOS bike ride SOS SINGLES Outreach Service will sponsor a G-mtle bike ride beginning at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Roscland Park. For more information call 422-8G17 Baha'i fireside MAYAVAN UNGAMOOTOO of Houston will speak on "The Reality of Man" at the Baha'i fireside meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. The meeting will be hosted by Andrea and Clay Jordan, 1804 Amy Drive. For more information call 427-4305. Bannister new on Crosby staf * ByAMYKEMS ; CROSBY — Lee Bannister will "j join the Crosby school district;-;! this fall in the new position of:"! elementary reading supervisor. ; r He brings 10 years of ex--;* perience to the district, having^ served as reading and math"--": coordinator for the Weslaco Ii school district in the Rio Grande ;* Valley since 1977. ;;,".;; He was tapped for the job by:.: Superintendent Don Hendrix, for •;; whom he had done consulting ;• work when Hendrix was-;', employed in the Alamo Heights-; district in the San Antonio area. CA native of New York state, Bannister received a bachelor's degree in education with a minor in social science from State University of New York at Brockporl in 1970. He earned a master's degree in reading at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. Bannister, 44. said one of his " biggest challenges will be making sure that students reach their appropriate reading levels while in the elementary grades. "By the end of the third grade. kids should be able to read independently." Bannister said. "Otherwise, they'll be fighting an uphili battle when they face the more complex subjects in middle school and high school." One major change that Bannister wants to implement in the district is to give selected reading tests to kindergarteners the first week of school. •'It's important that kindergarten teachers be involved with reading." Bannister said. ''By the end of kindergarten, children should have some degree of reading skill." Bannister said the preparation helps to ease students' transition to the first grade, which is a very important grade. "It's been done in Weslaco for four years," Bannister said, "and it's made a big difference." Bannister also plans to work directly with teachers in the classroom situation on an almost daily basis. He also stressed the importance of parental involvement in the development of good reading habits in students. Commenting on his appointment. Bannister said "I'm excited about this district. I think the quality and comrnitmen! of the teachers and administrators is high. I'll provide them with help and a.ssistance. but all the raw materials are here." LEE BANNISTER GOOSE CREEK MEDICAL SUPPLY,IKC. 421*1507 "Smalt e noujh in fare, but torje enough In Hem.' RENT-A-CAR U-SAVE 422-0535 SUPER SUMMER SALE $3995 OomfortShoes FOR WORKING WOMEN • Glove-soft leather • Fully lined • Special insole with tiny holes to ventilate perspiration • Soft, wedge sole for foot support. SIZES 5-12, Narrow/Medium/Wide (Sites/widths vary by style) 420-2143 4525 Garth Rd. (at Baker) RED WING SHOE STORE Every Friday & Sunday Night 5pm-11pm 99 Cxp-Avg. 31, 1917 4 1-10 at Hwy 146 576-5684 24NNrsatoy Good things cooKin'. Breakfast, lunch and dinner* BOUSE RESTAURANT

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