The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 28, 1987 · Page 2
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Baytown, Texas
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Friday, August 28, 1987
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S-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Friday, Aitfutt 2S, 1997 Police beat Sim spots DAYTON — Three men ar- rfeted in a raid on a lab in Dayton Lake Estates Thursday morning have been arraigned on charges of aggravated manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Liberty County officials. Arraigned were John Carrol Stone, 52, of Houston; Michael Eugene Morris, 32, of Memphis, Tenn. and Lilburn Ellis Gilmore, 63, of the Cleveland area. Justice of the Peace Glen Prater set bond on each suspect at 1200,000. Liberty County sheriff's deputies arrested the three men in a raid on a methamphetamine lab located in a camper-trailer in Dayton Lake Estates. Confiscated in the raid were guns, a stolen vehicle, about $1.000 in cash and more than SI million in methamphetamine. according to Chief Deputy Clay Autery. In a separate incident earlier in the day. sheriff's deputies arrested about 20 people in the northern part of the county on various drug charges. The defendants were arrested at a barbecue, set up by undercover officers. •f Baytowi Two people were injured in a one-car traffic accident shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at Massey- Toinpkins and McKinney. Baytown police said that a pickup truck, driven by ffathanell Franco, 2s, of 1320 'Willow, was headed east on Massey-Tompkins when it went out of control, left the road and hit a stop sign, a fence and a utility pole. Franco was trapped in the vehicle until rescued by firefighters, using the Jaws of Life tool. He and his passenger, Kim Blackmon, 23, of Houston were taken by ambulance to Humana Hospital, where they were treated and released. MAN ARRESTED Imran Yousef, 24, of 4219 Baker Road has been arrested and charged with indecency with a child, police said. A woman told police that the suspect fondled her 13-year-old daughter who was left in his care on Aug. 24. Yousef was arrested Thursday. Charges have been filed in the 180th District Court and bond has been set at $2.000. BURGLARIES AND THEFTS ~ -fTwo 35mm cameras with lenses were stolen between Monday and Thursday from Service Merchandise at 1 San Jacinto Man!.. , : !: . l ;.. .':: ., |:. ; -(-Between Tuesday and Thursday, someone broke into an apartment in the 1300 block of Beaumont and took some S650 worth of tools. +A resident of an apartment in the 2300 block of Taft told police that someone took the stereo from his vehicle while it was parked at the apartment complex. -S-Two videocassette recorders and a television set were stolen Wednesday and Thursday from the 400 block of West Cleveland. . -f A 1983 Ford Mustang was stolen Wednesdav from an Regents slate sessions on Blevins evaluation ; By DAVID MOHLMAN ;Lee College Regents on Thursday set Sept. 8 and Sept. 14 as dates on which they will evaluate LC President * Vivian Blevins. Both meetings will be closed sessions. The Sept. 8 meeting •will be for the board only, while the Sept. 14 meeting will include Blevins. Blevins started at Lee College on Sept. 2. 1986^ She came from Southeast Community College in Cumberland. Ky.. where she was chief executive officer. After a six-month nationwide search, the Board of Regents hired Blevins to follow Robert Cloud, who resigned in January 1986. and Robert Larsson. who served as interim president from March-August 1986. During their executive session Thursday, regents discussed not only the evaluation of the president, but also several personnel matters and pending litigation related to Don Montgomery's lawsuit against the college. The board took no action on the Montgomery matter. In his suit, filed in October 1984. Montgomery charges LC officials retaliated against him for his cooperation with investigators probing illegal sales of LC scrap metal. , However, regents did act on the personnel matters, which they tabled Aug. 18 until after the-matters could be discussed in closed session. •; The board granted three-year continuing contracts for Ro'bert E. Davis, computer center manager, and instructor Bennie Sparkman. Regents named Eva D. Cole as head librarian, replacing William Peace. Earlier this year. Peace took a medical retirement. Ms. Cole was given a one-year. 12-month probationary contract and was placed on step five of the administrative and support personnel salary scale. She will earn $36.026 during 1987-88. Four persons got nine-month probationary contracts. The board approved Vivian "Lori" Henderson as instructor for the new LC child care development program and placed her on step five of the faculty salary scale. This year, she will earnS26.824. Lynn Lamkin and David Jaroszewski were approved as vocal music instructor and as instructor for the new LC legal assistant program, respectively, and were employed under the same conditions as Henderson. Because both have an earned doctorate, each will get an additional stipend of S3.934. The board approved Cindy Lewis as office education instructor. She was placed on step two of the faculty scale and will earn $25.346 during 1987-88. The board made all the personnel moves at the recommendation of Bievins. Fire news On Thursday morning, another fire occurred at Robert E. Lee High School but damage was confined to equipment being used in reconstruction. A cutting torch ignited an acetylene tank in a stairway at the school. 1809 Market, causing an estimated 52,000 damage, according to a Baytown Fire Department spokeswoman. The structure wasn't affected by the fire. Firefighters cooled the oxygen tank mounted next to the acetylene tank until the oxygen tank could be safely removed, said the spokeswoman. She said the; acetylene was allowed to burn out. Firefighters from Stations 2 and- 4 responded at 8:24 a.m. Districts 2 and 4 volunteers also were dispatched. Oj> Thursday evening, fire caused an estimated $500 damage to a 1967 Chevrolet Z-28. p*rfced at 711 W.Texas. Exhaust beat apparently ignited a gas line, according to the ftptrt The spokeswoman said a citifen put out the fire with a dry cxtinguMwr before firefighters and its contents Wednesday in the 5400 block of Interstate" 10. said the spokeswoman. The fire, which started in the trailer, caused an estimated S15.000 damage to the rolls of newsprint being transported and an estimated S10.000 damage to the trailer, according to" the report. Merchants Freight Co. owns the tractor-trailer. " Investigators suspect discarded smoking material caused the fire. Station 5 firefighters responded at 2:56 p.m. and all Baytown volunteers also were dispatched. Ffodftten from Station 2 Ftrc damaged *n 19-whecter apartment complex in the 2900 block of West Baker. 4- A stereo set was removed Wednesday or Thursday from a vehicle parked at Hi-Way Motors, 801 N. Alexander. +A resident of an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Garth told police that Wednesday or Thursday, someone broke into his apartment and took some $200 in cash and a $100 check. Chambers County ANAHUAC — Four people were arrested in two separate incidents Thursday for possession of substantial amounts of marijuana. Chambers County sheriff's deputies said. More than 12 pounds of mari- juana was confiscated in one of' the incidents while more than five pounds was seized in the second, according to reports. A spokeswoman for the Chambers County Sheriff's Department said the defendants were arrested after Deputy Jon B. Hernandez stopped two cars for possible traffic violations on Interstate 10. One of the cars was stopped near Anahuac about 3:30 p.m. Arrested was Eldon Martin Whitelock, 36, of New Orleans. Whitelock has been arraigned on a charge of possession of marijuana. Justice of the Peace H. J. Guillory set bond at $50,000. The second car was stopped near Winnie about 11:30 p.m. and three other people arrested. The defendants — a 24-year- old Bridge City woman, a 23- year-old Mauriceville man and a 24-year-old Houston man — were awaiting arraignment Friday morning. Court update Arthur Frank Tiner, 40, of Baytown has filed an appeal to his conviction of five counts of indecency with a child. Tiner, a former Katy junior high school band director, was given five 15-year prison sentences Thursday by District Judge A.D. Azios. Tiner pleaded guilty to four charges and no contest to the fifth charge, a spokeswoman for the court said. Aquino's son hurt in coup attempt MANILA. Philippines (AP) — Rebel troops attempting to overthrow President Corazon Aquino Friday seriously wounded her son and seized key military installations before loyal forces launched a fierce counteroffensive. • ' •. : The coup attempt by hundreds of mutineers was mounted about 1 a.m. on strategic facilities, including the presidential compound. It was the gravest challenge yet to the 18-month-old administration of Mrs. Aquino, who was not injured. Health Secretary Alfredo Bengzon said at least 14 people were killed and 105 were wounded before the counteroffensive began. In an afternoon national television address, the president said she had ordered Chief of Staff Gen. Fidel Ramos to "terminate this mutiny immediately'' and to offer no terms to "these traitors." Moments before the address, two battalions of loyal troops stormed Camp Aguinaldo. headquarters of the defense ministry and general staff, in a bid to drive off. rebels who had occupied much of the complex. Reporters could hear bursts of automatic gunfire and explosions shook windows blocks away as marines and elite scout rangers pounded rebel positions with artillery, machine gun and small arms fire. Associated Press reporter James Hatton, reporting from the scene, said World War II- vintage bombers mounted air strikes against the rebels. Hatton said he counted at least nine bombs dropped on the rebels. The attack sent hundreds of civilians who had gathered at the main gate scrambling for cover. Huge columns of black smoke rose from the camp. Reporters said loyal troops had engaged about 450 mutineers around the garrison's communications facility, but the exact number of rebels was unclear. Sept. 3 court date set for Frank Terry Sept. 3 has been set as the court date on which Frank Terry will appear on charges he failed to remit a premium of more than $400.000 to the Travelers Insurance Co. Tern-, 41. a former insurance agent in Baytown for Travelers, has been charged with misap- plication of fiduciary property. The case is set for the 176th District Court. Tern- posted S5.000 bond on Wednesday. County prosecuters have said the charge is in connection with events that occurred during late spring and early summer of 1986. Council at a glance At its regular meeting Thursday, Baytown City Council: -rHeard citizens' pleas not to cut funding to the police and fire departments during a public hearing on the proposed 198788 city budget, providing for $32.65 million in expenditures and a 4-cent increase in the tax rate. -fListened to a request from Judy Hardy for the resumption of city elections. •4-Changed the wording of a city ordinance, providing that one of the members of the mechanical board should be a mechanical engineer rather than a "registered" mechanical engineer. 4-Designated the community development planner to recommend loan approval to the federal department of Housing and Urban Development for 312 loans. •^Considered a recommendation from the Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee to appoint one of its members to the Baytown Area-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation. •f Named Thomas P. McLaughlin to succeed M.T, Haynes on the Traffic Commission. +• Agreed to re-advertise for bids for a housing rehabilitation project. -r-Heard the city manager's report. -•-Awarded a $43.543 contract to Angel Brothers Enterprises Inc. for Sharon Road — North Burnet utility improvements. -r-Authorized an emergency contract for S9.800 with Uranus Palton for a housing rehabilitation project. -•-Approved final payment of S2.170 to Rawhide Roofing for repair of the brush burning pit. -i-Approved payment of $2,090 to Utility Supply Co. for 312 feet of pipe to extend a sewer line to Forest Gate Subdivision. -r Authorized a mutual aid agreement with Chambers County. ' . • -•-Approved a $40.701 contract with Global Services for rental of seven copiers. -•-Awarded a $4.990 contract to Jack Roach Ford for purchase of an engine. -r Awarded the annual chemical contract to three vendors for $8.949. i -•-Approved a $4.610 contract with Treco Inc. for rotor assemblies. . -rAwarded a $3.540 contract to Ellis Tractor Service for the demolition of ground water tanks. -(-Authorized a $3.250 contract with Weis American Fire Equipment for portable air cylinders. In addition to the district attorney's case. Travelers filed suit against Terry in federal court in March 1987. alleging he failed to remit to the company more than $5.000 in premiums he collected. Terry drew widespread media attention when he stated in March 1987 he had helped to raise $10.000 during a three-year period for illegal payments to University of Houston football players. Swanaon services SERVICES FOR retired Crosby business woman Margie Swanson, 62, are pending at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Mrs. Swanson died Aug. 27 at her home in Crosby. Erwin services SERVICES FOR Lottie Inez Erwin, 77, of Baytown are pending at Earthman Funeral Home. She died Friday in a Baytown hospital. Rummage sale A GIANT RUMMAGE sale wijl be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Old River-Winfree Community Building. The sale is sponsored by United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church in Mont Belvieu. Baked goods will also be sold. Car wash BAYTOWN REVIVAL Center will hold a car wash from 10 a.m: to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Jack In The Box. 2210 N. Alexander. Cost will be $3 per car. Bake sale CEDAR BAYOU United Methodist Church Children's Day Out Program will have a bake sale from 10 alm.-2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the community booth in San Jacinto Mall's Montgomery Ward wing. Rodeo planned FUTURE FARMERS OF America, Dayton chapter, will host an open-amateur rodeo at 8 p.m. Aug. 28-29 at the Dayton fairgrounds on Farm Road 321. For more information call 409258-3802. Youth workshop A FREE WORKSHOP for youths will be held from 9 a.m". until noon Aug. 29 at Lee College. High school and junior school students will have an opportunity to visit with professionals and skilled semi-professionals in various jobs. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and J.D, Walker Community Center are sponsoring the event, Postmaster to be appointed here Baytown's new postmaster could be named by Oct. 1. according to U.S. Rep, Jack Fields. The deadline for submitting applications has passed and the selection process is under way, postal service officials have informed Fields. Postal service officials are looking for a successor to former Baytown postmaster Andy Kerr. Kerr was recently appointed postmaster in Beaumont. 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