The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 27, 1986 · Page 2
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Baytown, Texas
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Sunday, April 27, 1986
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S-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Sunday, April 17, 19* Police tieat Several car thefts reported in city Baytown police were kept busy Friday investigating motor vehicle thefts. Police recovered a stolen pickup truck at a location in the 1700 block of Market Street about6:15 p.m. Friday. The truck valued at $22,000 had been partially stripped. One man was arrested, reports show, but no charges had been filed Saturday morning. Officers also investigated four other motor vehicle thefts Friday: -t-A car valued at $6,000 was stolen from the 500 block of West Gulf. -f A 11,900 pickup truck was taken from the 3100 block of Decker Drive. + A sports car worth $9,500 was taken from the 900 block.of Northwo'od Drive. +Another sports car valued at $15,000 was stolen from the 3700 block of Garth Road. Two injured Two persons sustained minor injuries in a two-car accident in the 2500 block of Market Street about 3:15 p.m. Friday, police said. Officers identified the injured as Nelson Davis Longnecker, 82, and Daniel Deluna, 25, both of Baytown. Longnecker was treated at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. A condition report on Deluna was unavailable Saturday morning. Deluna was a passenger in a car driven by Estella Deluna, 22, of Baytown. Police said the Deluna vehicle wa's eastbound on Market Street when it was involved in a collision with another car, driven by Longnecker. Investigators said the Longnecker vehicle was coming out of a parking lot and was preparing to turn west on Market. Longnecker was cited for failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic, police said. Burglary charges Arthur Poncho Renteria, 33, of •. 1317 Cypress has been charged ' with burglary in connection with the Wednesday burglary of Seven Days Market, 2900 Market. Police said that a witness heard noises and saw a man climb down a pole from the roof and run. Police found two boxes of store items and several six-packs of beer and bottles of wine near the store. Inside they discovered that the cash register had been smashed and five pinball machines broken into. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Items that police recovered totaled $500. Renteria was charged in the 182nd District Court. Bond was set at $5,000. Third-degree felony A Baytown woman has been charged with injury to a child. Police were told the woman and lO-year-old girl were together at a relative's house when the woman told the child to go clean her room. When the girl didn't, the woman shoved the girl's head against the wall and bruised the girl's shoulder by hitting her with a belt, police said. Linda Diane Byers, 30, of 1308 Colorado has been charged with injury to a child in the 337th District Court. Bond is $2,000. Felony warrant Rex Randall Williams, 30, of 2300 Taft Circle No. 357 was arrested by Baytown police Thursday at 6 Morrell for an outstanding felony warrant. The warrant was issued April 8, according to a spokeswoman for the Office of Federal Clerks. Williams has been charged with falsifying firearms forms and being in possession of firearms. Liberty Co un ty LIBERTY — James Russell Adams, 30, of Houston, a passenger in a vehicle driven by Michael Dan Jackson, 35, of Liberty, died in a one-vehicle accident at 11:10 p.m. Friday in Liberty County, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety. Jackson lost control of the vehicle, which was traveling north on Highway 145, 3.9 miles north of Moss Hill. The vehicle swerved across the road and went into a ditch. Adams was thrown from the vehicle. Jackson is in custody at the Liberty County Jail, charged with involuntary manslaughter. Bond was set at $5,000 by Liberty County Precinct 5 Justice of Peace Turner Henley. Trooper Paul Aalund investigated the accident. Chambers County Three people died in a one- vehicle accident at 11:45 p.m. Friday night on Interstate 10 at Turtle Bayou, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety. Patricia Ann Wilson, 39, Gerald Lawrence Wilson, 1, and Lois Buchanan Williams, 42, all of Houston, were pronounced dead at the scene by Chambers County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace J.B. Mayes. The vehicle, driven by Ms. Wilson, was traveling west on Interstate 10 when Ms. Wilson lost control. The vehicle struck the bridge railing on the north side, traveled across the road to strike the railing on the south side and went over the railing, landing upside down in Turtle Bayou. The victims were taken to the Harris County medical examiner's office. Court case Ricky Gene Oliver, 28, of 3806 Barkuloo Road has received 60 days in the Harris County jail. Oliver was arrested last August by Baytown Police for possession of marijuana after they executed a search warrant and found 75 growing marijuana plants and over a pound of marijuana seed. He was charged in the 184th District Court. Trash pickup scheduled for City of Baytown residents Trash pickup for the week of April 28-May 2 will start in Wooster and continue to Bay Villa, Brownwood, Lakewood, Decker Drive, Middleton Road, Craigmont, Ponderosa, Country Club Lantern Park, Quail Hollow and Ginger Creek up to Garth Road. All items should be out by 7:30 a.m. Monday. City trucks will make each street only once. Brush and trash should not be placed under trees or high wires. A MISSAK FIOM IK BAHOWN CLEIN CITY Commission set to discuss stop sign A TTORNE Y RECOGNIZED TOBY WIKLUND, right, Baytown attorney, is recognized by the College of the State Bar of Texas as a certified member of the college in ceremonies held in Austin. The college was created by the Supreme Court of Texas to recognize state bar members for their participation in continuing legal education programs. Wiklund receives his certificates from Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez, left. SUM SPOTS City trucks will pick up appliances and unwanted household items with the exception of ashes and building materials such as lumber and roofing materials. Trash should be in a disposable container secured so that it cannot be scattered or blown. Appliances and other trash items should be placed in a separate pile from brush and. limbs. Absentee voting ABSENTEE VOTING for the Democratic and Republican primaries will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and 29 at the Chambers County courthouse annex on Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu, the Winnie Community Building and at the Chambers County courthouse in Anahuac. Crosby trustees CROSBY SCHOOL Board will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at the Board and Curriculum Building. On the agenda is a hearing on a recom- ' mendation not to renew a contract of professional personnel. The hearing can be closed upon request of the individual. Candidate's coffee PRECINCT 2 County Commissioner Jim Fonteno will be the guest of honor at a coffee from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the home Lynn and Ronnie Hughes, 13 James Place, 1310 E. James. The public is invited. Special meeting CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE Pulmonary Disease Support Group will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 28 in the Plaza classroom at San Jacinlo Methodist Hospital. Caroline Pemberton, Registered Nurse and Intensive Care Unit Charge Nurse will speak on "Everything You Wanted to Know About the Intensive Care Unit But Were Afraid to Ask." Vehicle fires BAYTOWN FIREFIGHTERS responded to two vehicle fires Friday. A 1980 Chevrolet Malibu sustained $2,000 damage when the engine compartment caught fire at 12:32 p.m. at Love's Truck Stop, Interstate 10 at Thompson Road. Station 3 responded to a call at 8:20 p.m. at 1210 Park. A Ford tractor owned by the city of Baytown sustained $2,000 damage when a short in the electrical circuit caused a fire. Home destroyed THE WINFREE home on Winfree Road in Mont Belvieu was destroyed by fire early Saturday, according to Mont Belvieu fire chief Lee Ray Kaderli. Firefighters from Mont Belvieu, Old River/Winfree, Beach City and West Lake responded to the 12:30 a.m. call. Itoptoton Entered as seqond class matter at the Baytown, Texas Post Office 77522 under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons, Monday through Friday and Sundays at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown, Texas 77520. P.O. Box 90, Baytown, Texas, 77522. Subscription Rates: By carrier, $5.25 per month, $63.00 per year. Single copy price: 25 cents Daily, 50 cents Sunday. Mail rates on request. Represented nationally by Coastal Publications. Tides SUNDAY HIGH: 1:45 p.m. LOW: 5:06a.m. MONOAY HIGH: 3:08p.m. LOW: 6a.m. (Tides forecast are for Baytown area bays) Sun SUNDAY SUNRISE: 6:43a.m. SUNSET: 7:56p.m. MONOAY SUNRISE: 6:42a.m. SUNSET: 7:56p.m. By LOUISE SHAW Baytown Traffic Commission will once again take a look at putting up a stop sign on Fairway Drive when members meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The commission had been scheduled to consider the sign at its March 22 meeting but did not because a quorum of commission members failed to show at the meeting. Country Club Oaks Civic Association is requesting that the city place an all-way stop at any intersection on Fairway Drive. To meet the requirements of an all-way stop there would have to have been five correctable accidents in a 12-month period or 500 vehicles would have to travel the road per hour in an eight- hour period, according to city policy. Bob Cornelius, director of traffic and planning, said that Fairway does not meet the requirements. The commission will also consider requests for traffic signals at Massey-Tompkins Road and Chaparral Street and West Main and Georgia streets. To warrant a traffic signal, there would have to have been five correctable accidents within a 12-month period at the intersections or 600 vehicles per hour would have to have gone through the intersections during an eight-hour period. Cornelius said these intersec- BLT tryouts TRYOUTS FOR "Big Hill: The Saga of Spindletop," written by Baytonian Mary Lou Burkett and directed by Kim Martin, will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 at Baytown Little Theater, 1500 Lakewood Village. Cast (men and women of all ages and children) and crew members are needed. The world premiere of the musical is set for June 2728 and July 3, 4 and 5. Recipe deadline DEADLINE FOR turning in recipes for the' "Seniors Celebrate the Sesquicentennial" cookbook is April 30. Recipes for casseroles, vegetable dishes, salads, soups, breads and desserts may be brought to the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department at 2407 Market or the Lee College Continuing Education Department on Lee Drive. For more information, call 427-7477. Deadline set DEADLINE FOR entering the Baytown Company Cup Run is noon April 30. Entry fee and divisional sheets are due. The run is set for May 3. For more information, call Baytown Parks and Recreation Department at 4277477. Preceptor Zeta Chi PRECEPTOR ZETA Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the home of Margaret Neuman, 2003 Bruce. The executive board will meet at 7:15 p.m. Civic meeting OLD RIVER Country Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Old River-Winfree Community Building. Guest speaker will be Tim Bauer, candidate for county judge. SOS meeting SOS SINGLES Outreach Service will meet at 7 p.m. April 28 at Baytown Community Building, 2407 Market. Social time begins at 7 with the meeting, a rap session, beginning at 7:30. For more information, call 427-6345, 4242450, 424-3869 or 420-3950. Eastern Star ORDER OF the Eastern Star, Cedar Bayou Chapter No. 11 Past Matrons Club, will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the home of Mrs. Frances Parker, 1601 Richardson Lane. tions also do not meet the requirements for a traffic signal. A request from a church group to prohibit parking on the southside of Oakwood, from Airhart to Beech streets, will be considered by the commission. Cornelius said the group advised him that when there are church functions, parking on both sides of Oakwood restricts traffic flow to one lane. A request from a resident to regulate parking on State Street, between Schilling and Gresham, will also be considered. Cornelius was told that the business on the southwest corner has customers parked on both sides, limiting traffic to a single lane. Establishing a loading and unloading zone on Martin Luther King, west of the Bayshore Community Development Center, will be looked at. Cornelius said the center reported that people park in front of the office making it difficult to load and unload people visiting the center. The commission will also take a look at removing the turning restriction at Rollingbrook Drive and North Main Street. Presently traffic traveling eastbound, in the right lane, at Rollingbrook at North main is required to turn right onto North Main. With construction of the section of Massey-Tompkins east of North Main completed, this restriction will no longer be necessary, Cornelius said. Jury awards family of Wilder victim $3 million BEAUMONT (AP) — A jury has ruled that John Walden is due $3 million from the estate of the Florida man who is believed to have kidnapped and killed his wife two years ago, but any money Walden is able to get probably will have to come from insurance companies. Walden's wife, Terry, a 24- year-old Lamar University nursing student, disappeared from a local mall on March 22, 1984. Four days later, workers found her body floating in a canal on the edge of town. Her body bore stab wounds, bruises and rope burns. A four-woman, two-man federal jury Friday awarded $3 million to the victim's family after concluding that Christoper Wilder abducted and killed her and knew what he was doing. Wilder's estate has been estimated at $500,000. However, claims by the Internal Revenue Service totaling about $300,000 and lawsuits filed by victims' families have exceeded the worth of the estate. Although chances of collecting money from Wilder's estate are slim, Friday's verdict clears the way for Walden to sue Wilder's insurance companies in an attempt to get the jury's award. Mrs. Walden was one of several alleged victims of Wilder, who shot himself to death in Colebrook, N.H., 21 days after her death. Authorities have linked Wilder with the deaths, disappearances and abduction of numerous women. Her car was found in New York, near where the body of another of Wilder's alleged victims was found. The jury deliberated about five hours Thursday afternoon and Friday morning before returning the verdict. BIRTHDAY BOX Saturday birthday wishes are sent to: Brent Carl Burdett from San Jacinto Southern Baptist Church. Michael Bazan, 12, from his family. Jennifer Kuhlman from the Mini Miracle pre-school choir of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church. Sunday birthday wishes are sent to: Kathryn Mathews from May Perez, Ann Young and Lois Wood. Victor Schwamkrug, 9, from his parents and Ali. CA TCH THE NEW SPIRIT! Join us Sunday as our pastor preaches a sermon /rom Ephesians 2:1-10 'YOUR CHOICE' You'll discover hundreds o/ people /rom the Bay Area who find the new spirit o/ Memorial refreshing and dynamic. 9:30 a.m. Bible Study All Ages 11:00 a.m. "Your Choice" Dr. Mark Brister, Pasior 7:00 p.m. "When the Old Becomes New" Nurseries provided /or all services Each Sunday Listen to KBUK1360 AM or Group W Cable 7 »t 11:00 a.m. The Memorial Baptist Family invites you to Catch The New Spirit? MO 600 W. Sterling at Decker (Spur 330) 427-1725

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