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Friday, April 25, 1986
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2-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Friday, April 25, 1986 Police beat Baytown man hurt in gang robbery A 22-year-old Baytown man was treated and released from San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for injuries he received in a robbery early Friday morning. James Lee Luben, 316 E. Hunnicutt, told police that at 12:30 a.m. Friday he was walking in the 1100 block of Johnston and was talking with a unidentified man when he was struck on the head from behind. Luben said he fell to the ground and when he opened his eyes he saw four black men in their 20s standing over him and going through his pockets. The men took his wallet, which contained $160 cash. Luben was taken to the hospital by his brother, who was a few blocks away when the robbery occurred. Motorcycle accident An 18-year-old Baytown man was treated and released from Gulf Coast Hospital for injuries he received when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding on Loop 201. Police said Timothy Hayes of 1002 Lindenwood was at the intersection of Loop 201 and Arizona at 3:45 a.m. Friday when he lost control of his 1983 Honda motorcycle and ran into a ditch. Hayes was taken by Navarre's Baytown Ambulance to Gulf Coast HospitaL- Suspects sought Police are looking for two juveniles who robbed the Tenneco Food Mart, 4721 Garth Road, Thursday morning. The cashier of the mart told police that at about 1:17 a.m. a juvenile entered the store and went to the cashier to purchase a candy bar. While the two were talking, another juvenile came into the store, began looking at the cooler and then fled with two 12 packs of beer. The cashier, believing the two youths were together, told the first youth to wait while police were called. The cashier grabbed the youth's wrist when it appeared that he was going to flee. The two struggled and the youth pulled the cashier over the counter. The cashier was also hit in the face by the youth. The juvenile who first entered the store is described as being white, 15-16 years of age, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, of medium build and having brown hair. He was wearing dirty blue jeans and a white sleeveless T-shirt with printing on the front. The second juvenile is described as being white, 15-17 years of age, of thin build and having blond hair. Burglar caught A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday night on a burglary charge. A Baytown woman told police she saw a man kick in the front door and enter a house in the 1100 block of Carver. She said she began to yell that the house was being burglarized. The suspect then climbed through a window and ran away. Two men who heard the woman's screams ran after the suspect. SfcJJMBEZJglJ^'-Wyr^'vri .'.•! .L?^^ 4& ME STOPPED Another neighbor heard the commotion, which was going on in her back yard, and called police. Police arrived to arrest the suspect. The suspect told police he entered the house in an effort to get away from the two men who were trying to kill him. James Lee Johnson, 29, of 301 Tri-City Beach Road No. 148 was arrested and charged with burglary in the 232nd District Court. _ There is no bond set on Johnson. Treated and released A 36-year-oid Baytown man was treated and released Friday morning from San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for a cut on his neck. The man told police that he kept a knife under his pillow and rolled on it in the night. His girlfriend told police that she and the man had-argued and when he went to bed, she cut his throat. No charges have been filed by police at this time. Burglaries and thefts •Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, someone broke into and ransacked the Book Satchel. 409 Park. Police said $100 was taken from the cash register. •Some $150 was taken from a washing machine coin box at Quick Wash, 170(1 W. Main. The burglary occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday, police said. •Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, someone broke into Balloons-R-Us. 1401 Cactus, and took S154.60 in miscellaneous items. •A 1985 Mercury, valued at 519,000, was stolen between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Thursday from the parking lot of San Jacinto Mall. •A Baytown woman told police that between 7:35 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, someone took a television set. a stereo, jewelry and $40 cash from her apartment in the 4600 block of Quail Hollow. Total loss is estimated at $1.400. • Police are looking for the person who cashed a stolen and forged check at Kroger's, 1700 N. Alexander on April 8. The check, for $212, was written on the account of a Baytown couple at a Dayton bank. •A 20-inch Mongoose bicycle, valued at $150, was stolen" between 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday from Colonial Park for Mobile Homes, 2916 McKinney Road. •A diamond necklace, valued at 51,000, was stolen between Monday and Thursday from the 1500 block of Nolan Road. •A resident in the 3400 block of McKinney Road told police that between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday someone took a television and a radio from his home. Judge gives decision in suit WASHINGTON (AP) — Either a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee suing the government or the boss he charged with sexually harassing female employees "has to go" from the Texas office where they both worked, according to the judge who heard the case. Attorneys finished presenting testimony on Thursday. U.S. District Judge John H. Pratt will rule later. J.P. Jones, 63, contends he was abruptly transferred late in 1984 as a reprisal for reporting sexual harassment. The government counters that Jones was an "incompetent rumormonger" who had a grudge against his boss for getting the job Jones had wanted. Charles Mayfield, director of the Texas office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, was suspended for 30 days after Jones complained and USDA investigators interviewed women. employees who said they were offered promotions in return for sexual favors. Jones.said he had never been given an unsatisfactory rating in 16 years with USDA, until he reported the allegations against Mayfield. Jones said the transfer forced him to leave his wife, her aged mother and the couple's 35-year- old invalid son behind. He contends the transfer was an effort to force him to quit. He is seeking reinstatement to his job in Texas. Jones had served as acting state ASCS director between the time the Carter appointee left and the Reagan administration named a replacement. Jones had applied for the job, having originally come to work at USDA in 1969 as a Republican appointee. BIRTHDAY BOX OPTIMIST ZONE WINNERS KATHRYN HORTON, left, of Horace Mann Junior School and Chad Jennische of Gentry Junior School are winners in the Optimist Zone Oratorical Contest. Sl£V SPOTS Spring bazaar ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC Church is having a spring bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 27 at the Knights of Columbus grounds. 2600 W. Main. Barbecue dinners will be served and an auction will begin at 2 p.m. The public is invited. Ice house destroyed FAST EDDIE'S Ice House. 5001 N. Main, was destroyed by fire at 1:04 a.m. April 25." The owners, Fred Dittman and Eddie Dolstra, estimate $160.000 damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Stations 3 and 6 responded, and all volunteers were dispatched. Garage sale ROBERT E. LEE Reserve Officer Training Corps Booster Club is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 behind the Sak-N-Save grocery. 1700 Decker Drive. For more information, call 427-3939, Car wash CEDAR BAYOU Methodist Church will have a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at 3219 N. Main. Funds raised will go to the Youth Council. For more information, call the Rev. Brinkley at 427-4754. Lawn clean-up QUAIL HOLLOW Homeowners Association will have a lawn clean-up April 26. Help is needed for the clean-up. For information, call 424-5008. Ingleside reunion THE INGLESIDE High School Class of 1936 will celebrate its 50th reunion from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 17 at the Ingleside High School Library. Friends and former Ingleside graduates are invited to attend. Pilot Club THE PILOT Club of Baytown Inc. will hoid a leadership- training workshop for area Pilot clubs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 26 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 501 S. Alexander Drive. Earlene Regan, leadership area leader, is the coordinator. John V. Clay Day JOHN V. CLAY, amateur historian, will be honored in a program at 2 p.m. April 26 at Wallisville Heritage Park in Chambers County just east of the interstate 10 bridge over Trinity River. Among speakers will be former Texas Gov. Price Daniel and Sun feature editor Jim Kyle. Yard sale, barbecue DE ZAVALA Head Start Center will have a yard sale featuring clothes, toys and other items and a barbecue with trimmings from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 26 at 1115 Magnolia. Show planned THE BAYTOWN Rock. Gem and Mineral Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26 at the Baytown Community Building. AP news scan CAGAYAN DE ORO. Philippines — Separatists meet today to declare independence from the Philippines, saying they will create the Federal Republic of Mindanao. Military officers say they oppose such a move but will not use force. WASHINGTON — The Reagan administration, in a move sure to arouse controversy, is considering legislation that would circumscribe the authority of state governors over their National Guard units. THE STATE EL PASO — A newspaper editor is filing complaints with officials on both sides of the border after a photographer said he was beaten by an alleged drug trafficker and his cronies in Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso. BEDFORD — A man who served a prison sentence after he joined in a Dallas-area air traffic controllers strike may face another prison term in Minnesota in connection with his support of a meatpackers' strike. Junior Olympics planned Young students at Kilgore Center will compete from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Kilgore campus in the first Baytown Junior Olympics, sponsored by the Association for Retarded Citizens. Sharon Harper, ARC board member and teacher at the Kilgore Center, said ARC decided to sponsor the physical activity contest for students age 3 to 8, because they are too young to participate in the Special Olympics program. Ms. Harper said she expects 35 to 40 contestants to participate in the various contests. The public is invited to bring a picnic lunch and join parents in viewing the competition. Cold drinks will be sold. Ms. Harper said the goal of ARC, which was formed approximately one year ago, is to serve all retarded citizens of Baytown. Friday birthday wishes are sent to: Dee Wilcox who is 30-years-old. JJaptoton Entered os s«cond closs matter at the Boytown, Texas Post Office 77522 under the Act of Congress of Morch 3, 1879. Published afternoons. Monday through Friday and Sundays ot 1301 Memoriol Drive in Boytown, Texas 77520. P.O. Box 90, Boytown, Texas, 77522. Subscription Rotes: By carrier, $5.25 per month, J63.00 per yeor. Single copy price: 25 cents Daily, 50 cents Sunday. Moil rotes on request. Represented nafioriolly by Coastal Publications. Tides SATURDAY HIGH: 11:29 a.m., +6:22 p.m. LOW: 3:15 a.m., +3:34 p.m. (+ denotes weak tide) Tides forecast are for Baytown area bays Sun SUNRISE: 5:44 a.m. SUNSET: 6:55p.m. Council at a glance At its regular meeting Thursday, Baytown City Council: +Agreed to hold an emergency meeting at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss options pertaining to emergency medical service. +Approved the sale of $6.35 million in general obligation bonds on May 13 to fund capital improvements. +Heard a spokesman on behalf of Rodney Green concerning property on Pin Oak Street. -f Approved a resolution establishing rules and procedures for the conduct of council meetings. + Authorized setback requirements for commercial buildings. +Approved a law enforcement agreement with the Harris County Sheriff's Department and police agencies in other area cities. -f Approved a $7,300 contract with MNM Engineering Associates for electrical design services for the installation of an emergency generator for the police department. +Rejected bids for a chlorinator. +Agreed to advertise for bids for a water line on Cedar Bayou-Lynchburg Road. -t- Appointed City Councilman Rolland Pruett to Baytown Industrial Development Corp. -f Re-appointed M.T. Haynes and named Bobbie Becka to the Baytown Traffic Commission. +Delayed appointments to the Planning Commission, the Auto Wrecker Committee and the Baytown Housing Finance Corporation Board. + Heard a report from City Manager Fritz Lanham. + Held an executive session on pending litigation and land aquisition. + Approved a $2.50 administrative fee for withholding income from an employee's pay check for child support payments. -1-Awarded a $58,660 contract to White's Mines for cold mix asphalt. 4-Approved a $39,390 contract with Channel Construction for sewer sliplining at Ash and Huggins streets. 4-Approved a §2,438 contract with Houston Service Industries for repair of a blower at a central waste treatment plant. +Awarded a $6,840 contract to F.W. Walton Inc. for re- roofing a metal garage. + Met with the Urban Rehabilitation Standards Review Board in a workshop session. + John Thompson, who was scheduled to speak to council, did not appear. Employees plead innocent to charges BEAUMONT (AP) — A federal magistrate released 17 employees of the William F. Fredeman Sr. family of Port Arthur each on $50,000 unsecured bonds after they pleaded innocent to charges of racketeering, mail fraud and obstructing of justice. U.S. Magistrate Earl Hines accepted the innocent pleas from each of the employees on all counts Thursday. The trial is scheduled for June 23 in Texarkana before U.S. District Judge Sam Hall. An unsecured bond requires a person to promise to pay the set amount if he fails to appear in court when ordered, but does not require the person to deposit any money up front. The 17 men sat solemnly as Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Bradford summarized the 47- count. 172-page indictment a federal grand jury returned against them last week. The indictments include charges against four members of the Fredeman family. On Tuesday William F. Fredeman Jr. of Groves; Henry F. Fredeman II of Groves; and James W. Crawford of Lake Charles. La., son-in-in law of Walter F. Fredeman Sr., al'l pleaded innocent to the charges. Hines released each on $1 million unsecured bonds. Madrid rocked by blast MADRID, Spain (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a fashionable district of central Madrid early Friday, killing at least five paramilitary soldiers in a passing vehicle, police said. Joaquin Leguina. president of the Madrid regional government, told Spanish television the blast appeared to be the work of the Basque separatist organization ETA. Four other paramilitary Civil Guards and four civilians also were hurt by the blast, police said. The explosion occurred at 7:25 a.m. (12:25 a.m. EST) on Juan Bravo Street in the Salamanca district as a Land Rover with the Civil Guards drove by. Police said it appeared thai the bomb had been planted in 3 car parked along Juan Bravo Street, and that the blast seemed timed to the daily approach of the vehicle carrying the Civil Guards. Madrid civil governor's office spokesman Antonio Molina safd the vehicle had picked up guards coming off the night watch at the Italian Embassy, and was tak'- ing other guards to the day shift at the Soviet Embassy and the Ministry of Public Health. ;": Three of the paramilitary soldiers died instantly, and two others died an hour later in a hospital. Delgado's Bikes We are now a full service Bianchi dealer Now until April 30,1986 as much as *45 off on some 85 models Ross, Panasonic, Bianchi and Hunter Beach Crusers Delgado's Bikes 1904 N. Pruett Mon-Fri 9:30-6 422-9364 Sat 9:30

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