The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 23, 1986 · Page 11
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 11

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Wednesday, April 23, 1986
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THE BAYTOWN SUN April 2*. FLASH DELIVER Y SER VICE HELPING TO officially open the Flash Delivery Service, 1209 Decker Drive, Suite 110, are, from left, Tommle Jones, Baytown Chamber of Commerce; Debbie Kimmy, of the chamber and Baytown Sun representative; Lee Lou Wade, chamber; Larry Frank, driver; Karen Smith, owner; Bruce Eddy, Sheryl Lyons, Sherl White and Larry Hale, all of the chamber. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) Novelty erasers Lifetime walk 7,000 miles NEW YORK (AP) - Th* average person walks 7,000 miles In a lifetime, according to a ftudy by a national footwear manufacturer. Four out of five adults who eventually suffer from foot problems can prevent trouble by making sure their footwear fits properly, says Robin Gardner, director of product development forTlmberlandCo. "Many women, for example, are sometimes attracted by a particular style and ignore the importance of correct fit, thinking the shoe will 'break in,' and it never does," Gardner adds "To avoid buying footwear that ends up unworn because it is loo uncomfortable or painful, don'! plan on It stretching with use "Because feet spread with age, have both feet measured every time you buy footwear and buy the size that fits the larger foot," Gardner advises "Also, go shoe-shopping at the end of the day. when feet swell lo iheir largest." 11 uo J °° OFF wiih ihis ad ^Special o/ the week... ACJJAS (Mexican-Style Bee/ Ribs) 0 7" Uhd OFF (his ad •Charbroiled b**/ shon ribs cooked to your per/ecfion. Served with Kuocamole sufud. rice, re/rted beans, charbroiled onioru and hot //our loriiHas. *Lunch $ 5.95 *Dinner $ 8.95 ' "Nowhere else in Baytown but..." cAntonio '< PASTE THE WFPERENCr A CATERING 211 ON. Girl's collection includes unusual items LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — What does a miniature Statue of Liberty have to do with a tiny replica of a transformer, or a penlight battery have in common with a small Popsicle? Well, they might have a double life. In addition to what they look like, they could function as erasers. And they might all be counted among the 1,016 novelty erasers in Holli Koharchek's collection. The Lititz girl has been collecting erasers since she was 9. "One day I went to the dentist," she said, "and he had a treasure chest. I picked an eraser (a spaceship). ! thought it was neat, and it would be fun lo collect them." Now 12 years old, the Warwick Middle School student said she had kept her first erasers in fishing boxes but "they began to get smashed in the boxes," so she opted for knickknack display shelves. Displayed in the miniature cubicles are tiny Cabbage Patch dolls, a covered wagon, gum packs and milk and jiiice cartons. Complementing the display shelves in her bedroom are a number of latch-hook wall hangings executed by Holli's mother, Paulette, from her own collection, "Everything and anything that has to do with Scotties, including the real thing." According to Mrs. Koharchek, "Holli has been collecting for so long, it's really hard to find new ones. We check the gift shops every few months, because we know she doesn't have the new arrivals. Now we're going to antique places. We found a Laurel and Hardy, and they wanted $10 for the pair. The price is really getting up (on the older ones)."" Some of Holli's collection pieces are actually pencil sharpeners with erasers attached, such as a plastic wedge of "cake" topped by a strawberry eraser. Others, such as the footlong matchstick or the chocolate Popsicle, are really pencils — the match head and the Popsicle stick are the erasers. "We try to stay away from the flat ones," said Mrs. Koharcheck, noting that the three dimensional figures are more interesting because they can be better displayed, "And the flat ones, the children use in school. You wouldn't want to use these. They're too nice." While Holli started her collection locally, she has gone far afield to add to the exhibit. She has a pair of Liberty Bells from Philadelphia, and a British flag that was brought to her from England. "People go somewhere and they know she collects, so they try to get something from that area," said her mother. Holli hopes to expand the collection with more erasers from outside the United States and. AP news quiz By JOAN BRUNSKILL AP Newsfeatures . 1. During the U.S. bombing strikes against Libya, permission to fly through the country's airspace was refused by: (a) Spain; (b) France; (c) Italy. 2. The House voted on an amendment, to a supplemental spending bill, that barred all military aid to Nicaragua and: <a) rejected it 222-210; (b) passed it 361-66; (c) rejected it 301126. 3. The Commerce Department reported that from January through March the gross national product, the broadest measure of the economy's health, had grown at a 3.2 percent rate, which was: (a) the best growth rate in a year; (b) a big drop from the figure for the last three months of 1985; (c) slightly below last year's growth rate. 4. The Immigration and Naturalization Service district director for Florida said that because of fears that they would be persecuted back in their own country he would not deport any: (a) Haitians; (b) Cubans; (c) Nicaraguans. 5. A 25th anniversary was marked, as many people looked back to an event that took place in April 1961: (a) James Meredith became the first black student at the University of Mississippi; (b) the Bay of Pigs invasion; (c) John Glenn became the first American In orbit. 6. Replying to a Soviet suggestion that the two nations hold a summit meeting, the Chinese government: (a) rejected the idea; (b) agreed to such a meeting next month; (c) said it would be prepared to talk about a date for such a meeting. 7. The results of a Gallup Pol! on whether American parents would permit their children to attend school with a student who had AIDS indicated that: (a) two thirds of those polled said they would; (b) one fourth said they would; (c) three quarters said they would not. 8. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu became the titular head of the Anglican Church in South Africa when he was elected the first black Archbishop of: (a) Pretoria; (b) Johannesburg; (c) Cape Town. 9. The first surrogate mother for a test-tube baby gave birth and tests confirmed the baby was the genetic offspring of the two donor parents — the in vitro fertilization had taken pla^e last August in Mount Sinai Hospital in: (a) New York; (b) Pittsburgh; (c) Cleveland. 10. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that In 1985 the marriage rate went down 3 percent from the 1984 figure and the divorce rate: (a) went down 2.3 percent; (b) went up 0.5 percent; (c) went up 2 percent. ANSWERS: l.b 2.b 3.a 4.c 5.b 6,a7.a8.c9.cl0.c. BAYTOWN AREA ^OMEN'S according to her father, an aunt visiting from Czechoslovakia intends to help her reach that goal. A well-organized young rady, Holli keeps a notebook with an up-to-date inventory of her collection. "After about 50, 1 started to categorize them."she said. When she isn't cataloging erasers, Holli has a few other interests to keep her busy. "I like to draw," she said, "and I've been taking art lessons for seven years." In addition, she plays the flute in the middle school band and. her mother reports, manages to stay on the school honor roll. If there is one disadvantage to her extensive collection, Hoili admits that it is that the exhibits need to be dusted. Bui her father says he has a solution to that problem. He plans to cover the front of the display shelves with Plexiglas so the collection will afford only pleasure — no housekeeping — for his daughter. : 422-2292 Off ice: 427-242 1 CENTER QUALIFIED and More. Richard Bianchi has the experience, the education and the energy to serve the people ol District 127. Those are Important qualifications. But there's more. • Richard Knows How to Set Priorities He knows that jobs and a strong economy are the mam challenges facing the next legislature • He's a Good Listener — and a Hard Worker. Richard has visited more than 9.000 homes in the past lour months listening to opinions, exchanging ideas lor better government. • Richard's Involved In the Community. He welcomes the obligation and the opportunity for community service as a personal responsibility • Ha Can Get Things Done. Richard has the ability to work well with others to accomplish the desired result Th« basic qualifications, plus the extras. They make the difference. They make Richard Bianchi your best choice for the Texas House of Representatives. EJoct Richard Bianchi Sfafa RKHARD BIANCHI FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE Win i H **• X turn . P O »•«

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