The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 24, 1986 · Page 11
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 11

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, April 24, 1986
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Thatcher's son asked to move TtK. BAYTOWBi CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — The son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been asked to leave his Dallas apartment in a reaction to ttireas following the U.S. bombing of Libya, the Corpus Christ! Caller reported Thursday Mark Thatcher. 32. had been ordered to leave his stylise downtown apartment complex by Friday but has been permitted to remain until his lease expires May 31. the newspaper said, citing an unidentified • 'government authority ' According to the Caller. State Department Deputy Spokesman Charles Redman confirmed that Thatcher was being protected D\ Dallas law enforcement officials and U.S. diplomatic securiry. Thatcher, whose mother was the only western Europear ieader to openly support the U.S. raid, was asked to move ou: after Slate Department securirv officials requested the apartment management's permission tc add closed-circuit television mini-cameras to the television surveillance system at the complex, the newspaper said. The operators of the apart- menL Inter-City Investments, responded by »«ifc-mg Thatcher to move, it reported- The company- would make no public comment, however. "I have nothing to sav to you. goodbye." company spokesman Edwin B. Jordan said when contacted by- telephone Wednesday night. Asked whether Thatcher had been asked to ieave. apartment manager C.J. Vannoy said he would not '•confirm or deny tnat." the Caller reported. Thatcher, a former race driver who has worked in Dallas as £ British motorcar representative, could not be reached for comment despite telephone calls to his office and residence, the newspaper said U.S. warplanes attacked what me State Department said were military installations on the Libyan mainland April 14. Following threats of reprisals and speculation that President Reasan's lamiiv mav be in danger, security was stepped up in Washington and at U.S. facilities througfaoot the world. Mrs. Thatcher insisted that UJS. government bodyguards be assigned to her son. U.S. Rep. Mac Sweeney, R-Wharton, told the Caller Wednesday night No specific information could be immediately learned about the life threats against Thatcher, which sources said were no more than rwo, the newspaper said. Thatcher's neighbors in the downtown area apartment complex said the}- were unaware he had been asked to leave "I thtnk that's too bad. I thinfc that's real sad. I can see why the tenants would be distraught over it." said Mrs John A Erhard. a retiree. "I don't know now that could be a threat to us." said another neighbor woman, who asked not to be named "I don't know anything about it. but 1 don't trunk we nave any Libyans in the aDsrrments DOLL DISPLAY JENNIFER STATUM. ngni. second-grader at Hbpper Elementary School and her mother T.mrj? Station, look at the doll ciSDiav presentee DV Baytown Junior School at the Baytown schools' Sesquicenteimial celebration. Sun staff photo bv ' trme^ Schiooohm est Texas group meets in Amarillo "Texa- Cnamr.'ier o; Commerce "rifc v.uric s isrsest reEiona.. or g a r.. z a : . c r.. : ~ c T - i r: e crba, j er. g~ o • ts~.t :~z • t = memoers attrac'. new :r.c"_i~t~"- anc economic growtn Unirsca;- anc Fnca> '.<• d:5cus^ •iver;. tnmg front econorr.;c.- ir aiagnetic lasers -Tec Davis cnairmar o: tne ooarc of tne Amarilie Chamoer sfCommerct and Larr> M liner ciiE m o e r p r e s • a e r. i '* :.. *e3come tne group w;tr, -^ lul. slate of presentations anc speaxers '•'Meriir: Breaux sw?C'.a: ass;?tan: re Presjdeni Reagan. *-ii. oe %&e featured speaker during Lne cij-c m t'e r c o n v en".; ci r. 'AH r. representatives :mrr. KerrviLe to For' Vv ortr. _Tne cnarr.oer lormed ;r. Ivlh focu>e~ or. economic anc in- dus tnai development ;r tne resion ?a:c Jovce Newman. 01- :ict manaser tor tne V\ esi Texa± chamoer Sne said tne iarser cnamoer neips tne region's smaller ctiarr. oers aic tne.r com- raar.;ttes Ir. turn, tne group tries to encourage small-town cnambers to iear or. tne iarger ciue- and '~e;r cnarnDers "We aiwavi K~ep ir. mind tne importance oi tne local ^"c ar tn:n£5 tc neir those chamoeri." saic Mrs Newman. ne.p tnerr. accomphsr. tmr.zs co : - The West Texas Chamber is one o: four regional cnambers in Texas tnat together iorm tne Texas State Chamr>er o: Commerce The W e ~ t Texas cr.arnDer tne larger o: tne four, encompasses 6c< percent of Texas, irom Fon Wortr. to E^ Paso and Kerrvilie to AmariiiC I: is neeaquanerec in Abiiene The aroup is non-partisan and apohtica.. Mrs Newman saic She added tnat the chamber does pusn for legislation, such as the water plan addressee cunnE the !;*&? Legislative session, that is deemed good for the West Texas area "We work in an areas tha: we fee: are good for Texas and West Texas " austnesses anc corporations compose the chamoer Breaux tne president'; Dusiic iiaison officer. wLL taiK arout R.eagan's tax refom". Dian. tne C'Lidget deficit and trade issues He wiL speas at L2:3i n.m. Friday at tne annual induction .un- cheon Other cor.'vention soeakers m- ciuae stor-teiiers Cactus ?—. -or anc John Henry Faulk. c»oth of .Austin, anc humorist Dr v\ C N e w t u r \ . professor at Soutnwest Texas State L n:vers:-- A panel discussion o: the Texas economy will he a: £ 45 a.m Friday. foiiow-ec oy a 10 45 a.m. presentation on the federal government s proposed super- conducting super collider DTT- ject Louis Thompson of Texas A&M and Peter Mcint>Te of tne Texas Accelerator Project near Houston will speak at the forum The agenda also features U 5 Rep. Charies Stenhoim. D- Si am ford. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower. and Art Roberts, executive director oi the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Alleged robber dies from wound From Page I cwntamec a 38-caliber pistol and sSet once, nitting the robber ir. tlie abdomen -..The robber staggered to the tMck of the cab and the driver ffeed again Tbat shot missed the man. but shattered the back jgacs. of the cab. police said. -"The robber staggered to the darner of Fortinberry and Park aati collapsed, police said. ^•Police arrived to find Hicks in tSe street and called for an am- bpiance. They took the pistol from the cab driver and in sear- ^fcrnp, tbe area, found a .38- c*bber revolver tbey believed to tbe robber. investigating the case. BAYTOWN AREA ^ WOMEN'S I CENTER police discovered that the gun. believed to oeiong to tbe robber, nad misfired five times. Detective Gene Parker said. Police do not know if the roi> oer fired ar the cab driver and the weapon misfired or if he tried tc discharge it sometime before the robbery or after be was snot and was staggering down the street. Immediately after the shooting, police turned the case over to the grand jury for further investigation. Charies Noll, who is heading that investigation, could not be reached tor comment on the case Thursday morning. Services for Hicks are pending at Johnson and Frazier Funeral Home. TEACHER OPPOSITION TEXAS GOVERNOR Mark White in Midland for the Permian Basin Petroleum Association meeting, ran into £ picket line of teachers and students in the Midland-Odessa, area. The teachers were picketing againy his stand on msb-ing Texas teachers take a test to see if they were auaMfied to teach. AP nhoto.' Judge grants venue change in case DAT.;. AS AP — The trial of ~ man accused of killing a teenager during s. convenience srore robberv recorded on the store"; videc camera will oe moved irom Dallas County it is the first time in 15 v^ars tnat a feior-v tria. na= been sniitec from tne countv m a change o: venue, said state District Judge John Ovarc 'jvarc or. Tuesdax aDprovec =. Maunce vvelis. 22. wnc is accused of caniia nuirder IE liit -jsali: of Mat: McKav 17. of Oklahoma C:r. durtng a November roboerv ing tne killings of three sneriif's McKsv was snot after he and a friend walked into the convenience store and McKsv failed to compiy with a gimnaan s order to get on the floor He was snot once in the back and died 2--_ wee£5 later after undergoing severa. emergency operations The shooting was recorded bi a store security camera and was repiayed by Dallas and Font Worth television stations during the time that ilcKay was Mor- than ~2v witnesses testified durtng Tuesdav s nearing tnat they had seen tne U'- minute videotape of McKsv s snootinE. oelievec the act was deliberate and unprovoked and were upset that the crime was cornmitted in Dallas County _>eliberateness and urovocs- capiiai cases m Texas must decide in determining Dimish- raent for a capital naurder con- vrction Ovarc said he concluded from the testimony and from polling a jury panel tha: potential jurors were predisposed to decide death penal ry issues before nearing any testimonv. He said he also relied on a ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in the Jack Ruby case. The court overtumec fluoy's death sentence, saying me trial should have been moved from Dallas County because of Drevaiiing community sentiment that Ruby intentionsliv shot and kiliec Lee Harvev Oswald., me ms- 1 - accused o: assassinating President John F tion are two issues that a iurv in K&nnedv Mexico hires public relations firms A? — Mexican officials have hired several top V 5 public relations firms to ciear wna: tney oeLi-eve is an image of a country v. -.rh roaming sandidos. drug traffickers and a smog-cnckecf capita, in shambles following a September earthquake "What we nope to do is get the image of Mexico, the positive image of Mexico, in all corners of Washington — at tne White House, in Congress, in the media and among the intellectuals." one senior Mexican £overnment officia. told tne Houston C'nron-- 'Toc often, the image of Mexico that is conveyed to the United States shows oni v one side of the spnie — the side witn the worm.' Mexican officials say their image troubles started witn negative news reports about the kidnanpins and murder of U.5 narcotics agent Enrique Camarena. last seen alive in Februsry 1985 in the northwestern city of Guadaisiara. Two American tourists also were siain and the integrity of July elections was questioned. in the past year, government officials have publicly accused foreign journalists of being biased agamst Mexico "The number of negative stories grew in £ way that worried us." said one top Mexican official with direct access to President Miguel de la Madrid. •'The U.S. press is the most hostile...and when you go personally to the United Stales to refute these charges, they tell you that it is too late. That is wby now it is important for us to be prepared." For that preparedness, the Mexican government contracted the services of high-powered U.S. public relations and lobbying firm. Hannaford Communications International. In addition, the Tourism Ministrv nas retained the New York- -•asec Hill & Knowitor. and trade matters are oeing handieci b-v Washington "s Michael Deaver & -Associates Although Mexicans have often oeen sensitive about their country's image, the government has not previously hired public relations firms because of national pride The decision to hire three firms marks an abruct policy cnange. the Dallas Times Herald reported. "We have aiwavs thought that we wouldn't do something in another country, like the United States, that we wouldn't want tne United States doing here." one source close to President Misrue. de la Madrid sa^ "It has been viewed almost as a kind of intervention in a foreign state But now I tmnkwe are m modem Now t: is important TG know now rntLDor- tant these relations are for us." The sources. lise ail the other officials interviewed, asked to remain unidentified. According to records on file with the Justice Department. Hill £ Knowiton received about Si.6 million for services Last vear and Hannaford Communications received almost $60,000. Michael Deaver & Associates reported it would be uaid SSO.QOG. Reagan issues new warning From Page 1 tempting to kill or capture tne leaders of terrorist hands In another development. Am- cassador Vemor. A Walters said Americans who remained in Libya against Reagan's orders will be prosecuted if they return to the United States. "They're all going tc be indicted when mev come home." said Walters, chief U.S. delegate to tne United Nations. But he acknowieds-ed before an audience at the Quantico <Ya. Marine Base, "there's not mucb we far do until they come home."" Violating the sanctions that Reagan imposed m January carries up to a 11-year prison term and a 550.000 fine. Reasan's ban bars Americans from doing business in Libva. Crisis: 422-2292 Office: 427-2421 BJCT V HBttlM •^^^ ^^^ ^M^V County Commissioner - Precinct 4 - Chambers County HONEST CAPABLE Against Higher Taxes Agaiist Ai Mated Mget 14 1 2 Years KatageMit Exp. "Serving oil o/ the people all o/ the time" TOM von urn OMHMNCE m m OKATIY HEBERT & TARSKI The La^v Firm of Steve Hebert & Anne Tarski would like to congratulate. . . m ELLIE LOSTAK NAMED "Legal Secretary of the 1 ear" "Thanks f or the Dedication & Hard 1 oriT

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