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April 28, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

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THE II AY TOWN SUN Mondayt April 2S, 1? LaRouche test upcoming McNAIR CLEANUP CAMPAIGN A BEAUTIFICATION project in the McNair area has been launched. Involved in the cleanup are, from left, Leslie Cahoun, contractor; Jerry Thomsa, vice president of McNair Community Improvement Association; Cecelia Jackson, representative ffom Sen. Gene Green's office; Herb Hall, county inspector; Bennie McGinty, secretary of the McNair Improvement Association; William Alfred, president of the association; and Ralph Parker, Precinct II inspector. (Sun staff photo by Angie Bracey) Police hunt for terrorists '.MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mex- i(Jan police who deactivated a powerful homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy here say they are looking for those repon- sfole for leaving it in a car park- eft near the downtown diplomatic mission. ^Embassy press attache Vincent Hovanec said the device was deactivated Saturday afternoon and is the first time a bomb has been found near the embassy, although it has received numerous bomb threats in the p#st month. ;Mexico City Police spokesman Alejandro Ortiz said Sunday authorities still have not determined who left the bomb in the tcuck of a small, blue car parked oj) a side street between the em- b'^ssy and the fashionable Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel. £The car was parked about 25 yjjrds from the embassy and if it had exploded probably would have caused damage to one side ot the building and the rear of tl'fe embassy. ^Hovanec said there are several offices on the five floors 09 that side of the building, but added the offices of U.S. Ambassador John Gavin are located elsewhere in complex. 3Drtiz confirmed reports published by La Jornada newspaper that the bomb con- lamed a gelatin explosive, was about two feet in diameter and weighed between 20-30 pounds (10-15 kilos). The bomb was found in the car truck wired to a battery. "Effectively, these reports are true," he said, adding the Federal Judicial Police also are investigating. There were no answers Sunday at the press office of the Federal Attorney General's Office, which oversees the judicial police. La Jornada said a caller, claiming to represent a group calling itself the Simon Boliver International Command, telephoned the newsroom Saturday afternoon to report a bomb was set to explode in 50 minutes and asked the newspaper to advise workers remodeling a section of the hotel to leave the area immediately. The newspaper Excelsior reported that some city newspapers received calls from a group claiming two names — the Command of the Bolivar Ar. my and the Simon Bolivar International Front. The newspaper reported the caller took responsibility for the bomb threat and said it was it in protest to U.S. aggression against Libya and U.S. interference in Nicaragua. La Jornada said it notified the police bomb squad, know as Zorros or foxes, who found the device about 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Supreme Court to rule > Texas trial practice From Page 1 a£e Stephen Ray Nethery, 25, of Hamilton, Tenn., on May 28; and Billy Hughes Jr., 34, of Montgomery, Ala., on May 29. ;After Jeffery Allen Barney, 28. wjs executed April 16 for raping and killing a minister's wife in Pasadena, Mattox said Streetman and Pinkerton were the mpst likely to die as scheduled. Barney refused all appeals. Streetman, who received an execution stay in February, was cdhvicted of the December 1982 scooting death of Christine B^ker in her ranch home near Kounlze in East Texas. Streetman shot Ms. Baker, 44, during a robbery which netted $1 from her purse, investigators said. Pinkerton was convicted of killing 30-year-old Sarah Dawn Lawrence while burglarizing her Amarillo home in October 1979 wfien he was 17 years old. Penry, who is illiterate, was convicted of raping and stabbing to^death Pamela Carpenter, 22, of Livingston in October 1979. Earvin, who has been on death row since 1977. is scheduled to die for the December 1976 robbery and slaying of 75-year-old Ertis Brock at a Lufkin service station. He was 19 when he was convicted. Nethery was convicted of fatally shooting Dallas police officer John McCarthy in February 1981. Hughes, a registered lobbyist against capital punishment, was convicted in the 1976 slaying of state trooper Marck Frederick. He has maintained his innocence since the shooting. He had a previous execution date in July 1979. Thomas was convicted of kidnapping and killing Sylvia Elaine Harrison of Houston after stopping to help her replace an auto fan belt in July 1981. Guzman, who speaks little English, was convicted of killing Henry Spencer Finch, 62, of Fort Worth, while stealing his car at a service station on Interstate 45 south of Corsicana. A February execution date was postponed by the Supreme Court in December. The execution dates for Penry, Earvin, Nethery, and Thomas are their first. Peres says talks reopening From Page 1 i recognizes the PLO as the representative of the Palesti- niijns and has said it will not negotiate any separate agree- m^nt with Israel. flfhile the peace process is held upland the PLO is suffering from internal conflicts, Peres is working on a plan to provide the 1.3 million Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza St^ip more autonomy and a higher standard of living. Israel started by appointing, with Jordanian agreement, a Palestinian mayor in Nablus in CDT, deactivated it and carried it away in a specially-built bomb squad truck. The embassy was closed at the time, with only security personnel maintenance employees in the building, Hovanec said. Police made a 30-minute search of the embassy and reported "all is well." Asked about increasing security at the embassy, Hovanec said, "We would hope the present security will be sufficient and the Mexican authorities will do what is necessary." He said Mexican police are responsible for exterior security while security within the embassy is supervised by U.S. Marines. "We have been working on interior security for some time, but right now, we feel we have done what is needed for the inside. The main problem has been on the outside." the press at- tache said. The embassy, located on the main Paseo de la Reforma, is surrounded by a high metal fence and last year concrete barriers were installed around it as part of upgrade of security for embassies and consulate worldwide. Tighter security measures implemented earlier this month resulted in the embassy closing its office for issuing tourist visas to Mexicans wanting to go to the United States. Hovanec said that move was made as a direct result of hightened tensions between the United States and Libya. "We have been receiving bomb threats...about a dozen bomb threats since the Gulf of Sidra," he said, referring to the March 24 crossing by U.S. Navy ships into the gulf and Libya's self-proclaimed "life of death." He declined to give specific figures. WASHINGTON <AP) Primaries in the next eight days in Texas, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina will offer the first gauge of whether victories by disciples of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche in Illinois six weeks ago were a fluke or a forecast. Democratic Party leaders In these four states dismiss the LaRouche candidates, who are running for elected offices ranging from city governments to U.S. senator. "I believe Illinois was the beginning of the end for them," Ohio Democratic Party Chairman James Ruvolo said. But Illinois Democrats also scoffed at LaRouche candidates — until March 18, when backers of the bizarre LaRouche philosophy won nomination for lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Since then, Democrats have tried to pinpoint LaRouche candidates nationwide and educate voters about their unorthodox views. A preliminary Democratic National Committee survey showed HO LaRouche candidates in 21 states compared with LaRouche claims of more than 800 nationwide. "We certainly don't want to see this fluke that occurred in Illinois occur in another state." DNC spokesman Terry Michael sakl. "We think the spotlight that's been placed on these people Is probably going to do the job in defeating them. I think we'd be surprised if in any race of any visibility, they won again." LaRouche spokeswoman Nerelda Cordero-Thompson said Illinois was not an exception. "In terms of making any predictions, we do not do that," she said in an interview last week. "In all the states < with upcoming primaries), LaRouche Democrats have done very well in previous races and we expect that to be the case again unless there's another vote fraud that takes place." Even as voters prepare to cast their primary ballots in Texas on Saturday and in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina the following Tuesday, LaRouche supporters have won four congressional nominations in Ohio and Texas by default. No other Democrats filed for the races. — In Texas, LaRouche backers say they have 200 Candidates on the ballot, including 12 congressional candidates and one for state agriculture com missioner. Harry Kniffen and Susan Director, both of Houston, are unopposed on the Democratic ballot for congres- sional nominations in the 7th and 22nd districts. Democratic chairman Robert Slagle mailed out 18,000 lists of me LaRouche candidates so voters would know who they are. a move that LaRouche congressional candidate Harley Schlanger said "smacks of Stalinism." — In Ohio, the LaRouche campaign claims 69 candidates on the primary ballot. Don Scott, who got 45,908 votes against Rep. Michael DeWine in 1984, is challenging Sen John Glenn, There are 14 LaRouche people running for Congress. Of those, Clem Cratty is alone in the Democratic primary in the 4th District and Don Jones has no opposition in the 6th District. However. Jones recently d i s a v 0 w e d any link l o LaRouche. although the LaFtouche campaign claims him and Jones has admitted attending LaRouche meetings Said Ruvolo. "They're not iww in Ohio They've been running here since 1976. They've never gotten anywhere and they won't this time." -In Indiana. Democratic Senate candidate Jill Long worries about name recognition in her race against LaUouche candidate Georgia I rev Sweetwater mayor faces problem SWEETWATER (AP) - Just over a week ago. the mayor of this West Texas city thought the toughest challenge in his life had been coping with the oilfield boom of the early 1980s. But iMayor Rick Rhodes, standing knee-deep in debris that once was the southern section of his city, said the real task lay in helping residents recover from twin tornadoes that caused an estimated $20 million in damage. In the oil business, "we'd get those days when it was real hectic. I didn't think there could be anything that was more intensive or more involved than that," he said. "This (the week after the tornado), without a doubt, has been the most challenging situation as far as time demand and energy demands that 1 have ever been through," Rhodes said Rhodes, 32. said he found working with his father-in-law in the oilfield service business challenging. Trying to match personnel, equipment and customers in the rapidly moving oil business was tough, he said He said being Sweetwater's mayor was not a full-time job until last year and last week In October, six months after his election, a group of citizens petitioned for his resignation as the city's leader. Rhodes said he had learned not to be a "quitter" while he was a student at Sweetwater School ;iml "to resign would be most foolish, and I. therefore, decline to attempt to placate a few dissidi'nt.s " The recall vote tailed Rhodes said that during the week after the April I!) twisters, residents slapped him on the back and congratulated him "You think about serving, and you really don't tlmik it's that time-coiisumiiit;. unless you have some major disaster." said Rhodes He said that soon after the twisters struck about 7:M a.m.. be met with City Manager David Mattox and Jerry Huffman, the city's emergency action director, to organi/.e and coordinate a recovery plan U.S. stresses support for Aquino From Page 1 "said nothing to encourage him." The conversation, described as an emotional talk, particularly for Marcos and his wife, Imelda, who spoke with Mrs. Reagan when the men had finished, occurred shortly after Reagan arrived Saturday. Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes, at a briefing for reporters Sunday, refused to discuss the content of the Reagan-Marcos conversation. But he stressed, "We support President Aquino's government and encourage its policies of economic, political and military reform. ... We support political stability in the Philippines, and our policy has been and remains, in the final analysis, it is up to, the Philippine people themselves to determine then- future, and they have voiced their will in this regard." Speakes said Reagan called Marcos "because he's an old friend and ally." The president, staying at a private beachfront residence a short distance from where Marcos has been living in exile since February, had no intention of meeting face-to-face with the ousted leader, Speakes said. After Reagan's plan to call Marcos was disclosed, the White House announced a new S150 million aid program for the Philippines, and Reagan telephoned Mrs. Aquino and invited her to visit the United Stales, perhaps in the fall. The Heagans. en route to next week's seven-nation summit of the industriali/.ed democracies, took a walk Sunday on the beach near the estate where they have been slaying The president tossed a coconut with Jim Kuhn. his youthful personal aide, and surprised a man with a home video camera who was taking pictures of a 1'oast Guard cutter offshore The tourist did a double take when he looked up and saw the president, and they chatted briefly before the Reagans moved on. News photographers watched the Reagans' rare walk out in the open but were not permitted lo get near them. Absentee voting deadline nears in primary elections From Page 1 justice of the peace in Baytown. Williams, 53, is unopposed in the Democratic Primary for JP. Baytown City Councilman Jimmy Johnson withdrew as a Republican candidate for Precinct 3, Place 2 justice of the peace in Baytown and Gary Jones unsuccessfully attempted to the replace him on the GOP ballot. Jones said earlier he might consider a write-in candidacy. In a race of countywide interest, Harris County Judge Jon Lindsay. 50, is running unopposed in the Republican Primary. He is expected to face Houston City Councilman Jim Greenwood, 49, in the November election. Greenwood is the lone Democratic candidate for county judge. SVENSON TRANSMISSIONS NOW OPEN CALL 420-3253 $ 175. MOST CARS MOM Mm WtMMNlO WHY PAY MORE? AMERICAN & FOREIGN OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE 1407N. MAIN BAYTOWN place of the army officers running nearly all the West Bank towns. Mayor Zaafer Al Masri, the uncle of Jordan's foreign minister, was assassinated March 2, and radical PLO groups claimed responsibility. Other candidates for mayoral posts immediately pulled out. Foreign tourists also have become targets for gunmen. A 28-year-old British tourist was shot and killed Sunday near a Christian holy site. He was the third tourist shot in six weeks in predominantly Arab east Jerusalem. The two other victims survived. * 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ALL COURTROOM PROCEDURES * QUALIFIED TO MAKE DECISIONS IN ALL 29 AREAS OF JP COURT JURISDICTION * WILLING TO WORK FULLTIME FOR YOUR! Vote May 3rd JIM MITCHUM JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LIBERTY COUNTY PRECINCT 4 (DAYTON AND SINtROUNDMG AREA) 91MMVT MU M. DATTPN, TX. 77JW

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