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MORE THAN 70,000 READERS EVERY DAY . Y 1 ' -.-• <^V g YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER Volume 65. 1X0. 253 Telephone Number: 422-8302 Monday, August 24. 1987 Bavtown. Texas 77520 25 Cents Per Copy Teachers start in-service week si in i\ \LTK<:IIMOI I By DAVID MOHLMAN Baytown teachers on Monday began one week of in-service lo prepare for Sept. 1. the first day of the 1987-88 school year. After gathering at Ross S. Sterling High School, employees late this morning and this afternoon met at their respective campuses. At the campuses, building administrators conducted the first of three days of in-service on child abuse, dyslexia, discipline management and changes in teacher appraisals. In-service will continue Wednesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, teachers will have a day of in-service on the particular subject they teach. Teachers will use Friday and Monday to finish individual preparations and planning. Beginning Sept. l. elementary students in grades 1 and '1 will attend school from 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Grades 3-5 will meet from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Junior school students will meet from S a.m.-3 p.m. Until Robert E. Lee High School is sealed in from outside weather. Baytown high school students will meet at Ross S Sterling High School. The school dav will consist of six 45-minute periods for each group of students. RSS students will attend class from 7-11:55 a.m. and REL students will attend classes from 12:40-5:35 p.m. Returning high school students will register for school on the first day of class. At Stuart Career Center, staff members and students will follow a full-day schedule beginning Sept. 1. Extracurricular activities for Sterling students will begin at the RSS campus after classes are dismissed at 11:55 a.m. For Lee students, these activities will be at the REL campus in the mornings before classes at Sterling. The school district will serve no meals at Sterling during half- day scheduling. REL students are expected to move back to their campus by early December. There, they will finish the year under temporary arrangements \vjiich will include classes in several temporary buildings, the east and west wings of the main building, the boys' gymnasium and other locations on campus. School officials expect reconstruction of the REL mam building will be finished by fall 1988, Fall registration beginning at LC Registration for fall semester classes begins Monday and will continue through Saturday at Lee College. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 31. Hours for registration are 10 a m. to 7 p m. Monday through Thursday: 10a.m. toap.m. Friday, and 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Class schedules are available in the LC Counseling Center, located in Moler Hall To register, students should fill out an application for admission as well as a registration process sheet, both available in the Admissions and Records Office, also in Moler Hall. To verify residency in the LC district, students should also present a permanent inot paper i driver's license, a lease agreement (including student's narnei, a utility bill, a voter's registration card or a payroll check stub. To assist students in course placement, those registering for classes should also submit ACT, SAT. or ASSET test scores. For the convenience of students. ASSET testing sessions will be held in Rundell Hall during registration. Testing sessions are scheduled from 8'a,m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 8 a.m. only on Friday and Saturday. All testing will be held in Auditorium 1 with the exception of the 8 am. sessions which will be held in Rooms 200. 201 and 202 of Rundell Hall. Those who have previous transcripts, grade reports or degree plans should also bring them when registering. Counselors and faculty members will be on hand to assist new and former students with course planning. Late registration is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Aug 31 and Sept. 1. Late registration by special approval only will be conducted Aug. 2-16. excluding the Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday. DURING THIS long, hot summer in Baytown, there's nothing like a lawn sprinkler to help cool down the heat wave. Just ask Jancy Savage, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Savage III. Jancy's really helping grandmother — Cassie Savage — water her yard as she combines a bit of pleasure with business. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) Iran expected to reject plan for cease-fire WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely reject a U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire in its war with Iraq, according to an Iranian deputy foreign minister who promises cooperation with other peacemaking efforts. Mohammad Jawad Larijani. Iran's deputy foreign minister for international affairs, is scheduled to meet with U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar Monday to discuss the cease-fire resolution. "Iran will be ready to cooperate fully with any effort which aims at bringing peace to the region." Larijani said Sunday. But he accused Iraq and the United States of resisting peace. "Iraqis intensified and escalated their attacks on the ground and on the air. and both the United States of America intensified its presence and brought the huge armada in the region. So I think this resolution from the day of inception was in trouble." Larijani said on NBC- TV's "Meet the Press." Despite Larijani's comments. Richard W. Murphy, assistant secretarv of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, said he still held out hope for the U.N. resolution. The resolution, which Iraq has accepted, was approved July 20 by the U.N. Security Council, which includes the United States, Soviet Union, China, Britain and France. Murphy said Larijani's meeting with Perez de Cuellar is a critical one in determining whether Iran accepts or rejects the resolution. Nevertheless, the United States supports a second U.N. resoJution imposing an arms embargo on Iran, he said. The comments by Murphy and Larijani were made in a second version of the NBC program. In an earlier version Sunday, the network interviewed Murphy, but not Larijani. due to technical problems. In the first program, Murphy- said that while the United States is maintaining its military presence in the gulf, with its escorts of Kuwaiti oil tankers through the war-torn area, it also is pursuing its diplomatic option. Goal: Attract residents, businesses City plan includes polished image By BRUCE GUYNN To attract new residents and businesses, a community must be attractive and have good roads, utilities and drainage, according to the "Baytown 2000" plan. Sixth in a series Baytown's^mage will play an important part in attracting or turning away future growth and the city must compete with other communities in this area for quality industries, businesses and new investments that will bring jobs and new families here to live and work, the plan states. "This increases the tax base of the city. Without gnnvth. the city .will decline." the plan concludes. Four projects in the "Baytown 2000" plan concern community image, thoroughfares, land development and drainage. Enhancing Baytown's image can involve more than just picking up trash along the streets and clearing away weeds, dilapidated structures and junk vehicles, the plan indicates. It can also involve establishing a public relations office at City Hall to promote favorable news concerning the community: construction of a tourist center near Interstate 10; and the installation of entrance signs at strategic locations. The plan asks City Council to set aside $150.000 in the budget to provide brush pickup on a two- week basis, tear down dilapidated buildings and fund improvements at major thoroughfares. The Baytown Chamber of Commerce has proposed to place "Welcome to Baytown" signs at three locations: Interstate 10 and Decker Drive (Spur 330); Highway 146 near the Baytown-La Porte Tunnel; and Interstate 10 near the San JacintoMall. Cost of this project is estimated at S10.000 or about S3.300 per sign. In the section on thoroughfares, the plan recommends the continued budgeting of funds for street and traffic signal improvement as deemed necessary bv annual traffic counts as w-ell as travel and speed studies. '•Further studies and contacts with other cities must be initiated to find better ways of expanding our roads to undeveloped areas." the report concludes. The presence of existing roads and utilities in an undeveloped area serves as an incentive for businesses to locate there. In the section on land development, the plan contends, "We must find innovative methods of developing our raw land areas with the help of city initiatives. These initiatives hold the key to creating new- jobs and an increased tax base in the city." As part of this proposal, the plan contends that a determination should be made of the sites that would be most attractive to new industries. An engineering study should then be undertaken to determine the cost of supplying utilities to the different areas and to set priorities. Funds for the extension of utilities could come from bonds and grants or in the case of smaller projects, from the an- nual city budget, according to the plan. Proper drainage as well as adequate utilities are also essential to the city's growth. "Without a drainage infrastructure, the city of Baytown will not develop as a first class community." according to the plan. As a first step, it is recommended that the city develop a regional drainage plan. To defray costs, the study could he conducted in phases. The plan also recommends the city coordinate its work with Harris County. Funds have been set aside in the proposed S635 million Harris County bond issue for channel improvements to Goose Creek and for the development of detention pond facilities in its watershed. However, Harris County funds will not be able to solve all of Baytown's drainage problems so the city should consider other revenue sources including a city bond issue and/or a nominal service charge on water bills, the plan concludes. Pearce Street Journal - Dieter's delight If you have read this here before, please don't be overly critical. The best day of a diet is Day No, 3. That's the day you break it. ~FH Around Town N1TA BROWN sort of celebrates . . . Joe Tillery plays tour guide . . . Bonnie Mitchell talks travel . . . Jeanne Sapp vows to dress up ... Kathy Bailey would like to make a switch. Anctta Burns not surprised by a surprise party ... Sharon Jenkins busy coordinating a workshop for the NAACP. Joyce Caraway and Pete Cote save the day . . . Priscilla Dowlcn says she's boycotting a certain chair . . . Jerry Mention asks about delivering a letter. Celebrities to help with NAACP workshop By DAVID MOHLMAN Professional basketball players Robert Reid and John Lucas head a list of 20 professionals and skilled semiprofessionals slated for a minority youth workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lee College. KOVEKTIUCID JOHN LUCAS Entitled "Where Are You Going?," the workshop is free and is sponsored by the Baytown chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and .J.D. Walker Community Center. The workshop will give high school and junior school students an opportunity to visit with professionals and skilled semiprofessionals working in numerous job areas. Parents are invited to attend with their children. Reid, of the Houston Rockets, will begin the program with a talk on the importance of education. Young people then will have an opportunity to spend several half-hour intervals in different classrooms, visiting with the persons they choose. Program participants, and the fiqld in which each works, scheduled to be in classrooms include: Melanie Lawson, television journalist for KTRK-TV Channel 13; Linda Williams, court reporter; Joe and Mary Norman, small business owners; Susan Moore, special education; Helen Truscott. attorney; Jesse Shead. a superintendent for Exxon. Also. Richard Miles, school administration: Carmen Wilson, teacher; Curtis Franklin Sr.. car dealer; Erine Jellins, engineer for Exxon; Gilbert Hicks, bank vice president; Willie Tempton. engineer for Exxon; Capt. Ken Berry. Harris County Sheriff's Department. Also. Dr. Debra Clark, gynecologist; Anthony Griffin, attorney; Stephanie Watson, police officer; David Ellison, newspaper journalist; Dr. Betty Shynett, dentist; Robert Gilmore Sr.. radio announcer and assistant professor at Prairie View A&M. After the classroom sessions, Lucas, a former Houston Rocket who now plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, will talk on drug abuse and will outline the history, goals and formation of STAND — Students Taking Action. Not Drugs. An address from State Sen. Gene Green will conclude the program. "We're hoping for a big turnout." said Ray Wilson, president of the Baytown NAACP. "This is the first program of this type that's focusing on minorities in Baytown." By providing exposure to many professions, the workshop also may motivate young people to explore possibilities they might not have considered, said Wilson. Sharon Jenkins, who coordinated the workshop, noted enrollment of blacks at colleges and universities "is going down tremendously," But she also said the workshop isn't for blacks only. "We're asking everyone to come," said Jenkins. "Color is not the point." Classified 3-7-B Comics/Crossword 6-A Dimension 7-A Editorial 4-A Fire News 2-A Markets s-A Movie Theaters 8-A Obituaries 3-A Police Beat 2-A Sports... 1-2-B Television Log 8-A WEATHER FAIR SKIES with a low temperature in the mid-70s are forecast for Monday night. Partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain and a high temperature in the mid- 90s are expected Tuesday. Iranian boats chased away. Sac Page 7-B for Trust Co, IK MM MMII fRMTtl NECMUR TWMHON$RI RKVMIET TI. 32U5I1 it. lATTOWN'INO. 1 BAYSHORE MOTORS Tt fcun ammp Br U-SAVE AMPvw K^Bww^N 422-0535

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