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Monday, April 28, 1986
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t-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Monday. April 28, 19*6 Tuesday forecast GO 60 Low Temperatures 70 7O Showers Rain Flumes Snow FRONTS: Warm -w O(;clu(<f.'(J • ir y Weak cold front triggering storms By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A weak cold front moving southward through the Lone Star Stale triggered isolated showers and a few thundershowers in Southeast Texas and the upper Gulf coast Monday. The front extended from western Louisiana across Southeast Texas and the south central part of the state. The National Weather Service said patchy light fog also formed over sections of the coastal plains and the lower Rio Grande Valley. Drizzle and fog reduced visibilities at San Antonio. Drier air filtered into the state from the west behind the frontal boundary. Skies were mostly clear over the northern two-thirds of the state, and partly cloudy to cloudy elsewhere in the state. Winds were east to southeast across most of South Texas ahead of the front and 5 to 15 mph, and south and southwest over much of the northern half of the state. Security measures taken Terrorism affects business By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Growing corporate concern about terrorism Is proving profitable for security firms, which help clients defend themselves and advise them to keep a low profile overseas. One company, for example, advises its corporate clients to avoid stretch llmos. "We're seeing a steady rise of multinational companies tooling up to protect themselves," said David Dickinson, vice president of Delta Scientific Corp., a Burbank, Calif.-based company which makes road barriers to defend against suicide bombers. As concern about international terrorism grows, U.S. firms are taking a closer look at their security needs. While most focus on overseas operations, many corporations also are taking steps to "harden" faculties and protect key personnel in this country. "Any security director, any management official will tell you budgets have Increased considerably," said Myron Weinstein, chairman of the terrorism activities committee for the American Society of Industrial Security. "When you have a man like Colonel Khadafy saying he's going to bring war to the streets of America, it's got to get the attention of upper management," he said. Few corporations are willing to talk about their security pro* grams. "You tell people what your recipe is and they'll bake your .cake for you," said a. security officer for a maJorjoU company! But security consultants and equipment manufacturers talk of increased planning and accelerated spending. "Those kinds of businesses are particularly representative of American capitalism. They are considered more vulnerable than a local manufacturing distributor," said Kerry Lydoh, editor of of Security World Magazine. "They're encouraged to go for the Fiat or Renault Instead of a stretch limo," said Barry. Association ' , wE-fc FIGHTING" FOR..-.., .. VOURUF&. Black tar heroin moving into state EL PASO (AP) - Federal drug officials say Mexican black tar heroin, many times stronger than its white or brown counterparts and potentially deadly in small doses, is moving into Texas through this West Texas city. Phil Jordan, regional director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Dallas, said El Paso is a "significant transit city" for black tar heroin. El Paso Police Department Narcotics Division figures show that during the first three months of 1986, agents confiscated 279 grams of Mexican black tar heroin from 39 people arrested on heroin charges. In 1985, narcotics officers confiscated 1.447 grams of black tar Waldheim: Scandal will blow over LEIBNITZ, Austria (AP) — In market squares and town halls, crowds clap and cheer when Kurt Waldheim says allegations that he hid a Nazi past are lies, calculated to hurt his chances in Austria's presidential election May 4. The former United Nations secretary-general has made the accusations the centerpiece of his campaign, drawing enthusiastic applause with claims he is the victim of a witch hunt by opponents at home and abroad. Waldheim claims he is not worried by suggestions of some Israeli parliamentarians and U.S. congressmen that he should be barred from Israel and the United States if he becomes president, a largely ceremonial post in Austria. "It is completely ridiculous to say today that I will be rejected tomorrow abroad," Waldheim told The Associated Press while he campaigned in Styria province. "As a matter of fact, I continue to enjoy a great degree of respect abroad. No government in the world has spoken up in criticism up to now." The World Jewish Congress claims Waldheim has covered up a past that included membership in Nazi suborganizations, and in an army unit implicated in the deaths of 43,000 Greek Jews and atrocities against thousands of Yugoslav partisans. While acknowledging recently that he erred in not detailing his past until forced to, Waldheim denies involvement in war crimes and with Nazi groups. All Austrian opinion polls put Waldheim ahead of Kurt Steyrer, the former Socialist minister of health and his main rival. The controversy has split Austrian public opinion into vociferous pro and con factions and resulted in a flood of crank mail to Jewish groups. An unprecedented public statement by President Rudolf Kir- chschlaeger has not seemed to. clear the air. After examining U.N. documents on Waldheim's wartime activities, Kirchschlaeger said in a televised address April 22 that Waldheim must have known of atrocities against partisans. But he maintained the documents provided by the World Jewish Congress do not support the claim that Waldheim was aware of the deportation of Greek Jews to death camps. Waldheim contends the Kir- chschlaeger comments exonerate him, and his conservative People's Party agrees. Socialist opponents say the main issue, why Waldheim covered up his past, remains unanswered. At Leibnitz, a town of 6,500 three miles north of the border, about 400 people huddled under umbrellas in a heavy rain for hours to welcome Waldheim. Smiling broadly, he approached arm-in-arm with his wife Elizabeth, led by a marching band and white-shirted youths carrying Austrian red-white-red flags. The crowd cheered and Joined the Waldheims in the national anthem. Family school educates children BOONVILLE, Calif. (AP) It's a school even Huck Finn could love, one without tests, report cards or homework assignments. But then, the students at remote Mountain School in Mendocino County are a teacher's dream. Two graduates of David and Micki Colfax's home-based school for their four sons have won scholarships to Harvard University. This past weekend, Drew Colfax. 18, decided to accept an offer from Harvard and turned down those from Yale, Princeton, Amherst and Haverford, he said Sunday. Drew will join his 21-year-old brother, Grant, an honors prem- ed student at Harvard. Drew's younger brother Reed, 16, is "mathematically precocious," according to their father, a former university professor in sociology. And Garth, 10, has a deep interest in ceramics and painting. "I think they're very bright and very motivated, but I don't think they're particularly gifted," Micki Colfax said Sunday of her sons. "They just have a lot of interests, and they pursue them vigorously." A spokeswoman for Princeton, where fewer than one in six applicants was accepted this year, called Drew "one of our most extraordinary applicants." "We've never seen a kid like this," said Princeton's Laura Clark. "He is home-educated and has demonstrated an amazing academic excellence in an unorthodox learning environment." A Harvard spokeswoman, Margery Heffron, said accepting someone who was taught at home isn't unique, "but it's unusual." All four boys have been virtually self-educated, Mrs. Colfax said in an interview between goat-keeping chores at their ranch. Mountain School is the family- coined name for the informal school, and that's how it's registered with state and county authorities. What if you are offered a Sum Distribution Lump Renewing Your or You are invited to a special, free seminar where various alternatives will be discussed. Topics wilt include: •Tax Free Investments »Tax Deferred Investments •Tax Sheltered Investments Join local Tax Specialist & Investment Counselors from your area as they discuss your alternatives Call for reservations or information 420-1788 from 101 people arrested. In 1984, 2,157 grams of black tar were confiscated from 92 suspects. Traffickers can make big profits smuggling small amounts of the black tar because of its purity, said Jordan. "One ounce of 90 percent pure black tar can sell for $4,000 to $9,000 — wholesale," he told the El Paso Times. A report issued last month by the Drug Enforcement Administration said a milligram of black tar may sell on the streets for as little as 25 cents, compared with the $2.32 average price nationwide for more traditional forms of heroin. Black tar heroin has been discovered in 27 states. In 1983, it was reported only in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. "In El Paso, we are encountering heroin in the 60 to 90 percent purity bracket," Jordan said. He said white Asian and brown Mexican heroin usually are found only 2 to 6 percent pure. But drug enforcement officials. said higher purity is directly responsible for an increase in overdoses and injuries from heroin use. » "That's one of the reasons yoii get overdoses," Ernie Perez, DEA director in El Paso, said. "All of a sudden, there's a strong batch in town and nobody knows .about it. "The addict doesn't send it to the lab — his body is the lab. 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