The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 30, 1986 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, April 30, 1986
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THE BAYTOWN 8W LIBERTY — Liberty County Clerk Wanda Barker reported 519 persons voted absentee for the May 3 primary election before the 5 p.m. Tuesday —deadline. Mrs. Barker said a total of 203 r arsons voted absentee in the J984 primary election. „ This primary election is the iirst during which the county Clerk's office has had a full-time [^.branch in Cleveland, said Mrs. 2fearker. In the past, representatives of the county clerk's office would come from Liberty ,-1md conduct one day of absentee • voting in Cleveland, she said. Of the 519 absentee votes, 295 voted in person in Liberty and 109 voted in person in Cleveland, said Mrs. Barker. li l would say the indications are we will have a good turnout 7,1. for the primary election on Saturday), but you never can tell," said Mrs. Barker. In the Democratic primary for Precinct 4 commissioner, in- .^cumbent Bob Martin of Dayton faces Raymond Presnulf of Kenefick and C.W. "Wes" Hutchins of Dayton. The winner is expected to face Felix J. Skarpa of Dayton, the only person to fiie for Precinct 4 commissioner in the Republican primary. votes are tallied For Precinct 2 commissioner, voters in the Democratic primary will choose from nine candidates as Commissioner Doug Emanuel resigned for health reasons in March. Commissioners Court named Bobbie Barnhart, Emanuel's office manager, to serve the remainder of the term. Candidates for the Democratic party nomination are Charlie B. Ainsworth of Hardin, M.J. "Mason" Cain, J.W. Shirley, Sidney Glenn Deckert, all of Moss Hill, 'Fennis W. Faircloth of Tarkington Prairie, Ovey W. "Tex" Barrow of Hull, A.J. Finley of Hardin, Lee Groce of Tarkington Prairie and Robert L. "Bobby" Bardwell of Hull. The winner is expected to face J.B. Flowers of Hardin in the genera] election. Flowers was the only person to file for Precinct 2 commissioner in the Republican primary. Unopposed in their efforts to seek re-election are County Judge Dempsie Henley, County Court-at-Law Judge L.J. "Boots" Krueger, 75th District Court Judge Clarence D. Cain, 253rd District Court Judge W.G. "Dub" Woods and District Clerk Joy K. McManus. In the race for county clerk, incumbent Wanda Barker of Liberty faces Evelyn Easterling ot Liberty in the Democratic primary. In the race for county treasurer, incumbent Vivian Terrell did not file for reelection. Four persons, Dorene Blanchard, Darlene Williamson, both of Hull, Barbara Van Deventer of Liberty and Winn Skidmore of Dayton, are running for county treasurer in the Democratic primary. For county surveyor, John Perkins and J.O. "Jim" Belcher, both of Liberty, seek the Democratic nomination. For county Democratic party chairman, Zeke Zbranek is not seeking re-election. J. Leard Conner of Dayton, Lloyd "Tookie" Kirkham of Tarkington Prairie, Harlan D. Friend and M.B. Rushing, both of Liberty, seek the position. Robert M. White of Cleveland, the current county Republican party chairman, was the only person to file for that position in the GOP primary. In justice of the peace races, incumbent W.E. "Sonny" Lofton of Liberty faces Nelson Waldrop of Liberty for the Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 justice. For Precinct 2, incumbent Ronnie Davis of Raywood is vying with Mary Shannon of Hull for the Democratic nomination. For Precinct 3, four candidates seek the Democratic nomination. They are incumbent Turner D. Henley of Cleveland, Joan Wilson of Rye, Phil Fitzgerald of Liberty and J.W. "Dub" Daniel Jr. of Hull. For Precinct 4, incumbent Glenn Prater was the only person to file for the Republican primary. Glenn Pruitt, Ruby Edwards and James H. "Jim" Mitchum, all of Dayton, seek the Democratic nomination for Precinct 4 justice of the peace. For Precinct 5 justice of the peace, incumbent Marvin E. Powell of Cleveland and Pat Lindley of Tarkington Prairie seek the Democratic nomination. For Precinct 6, incumbent W.M. Perkins did not file for reelection. Richard Wakefield, Steve Sadler, W.R. "Will" Cox and C.L. "Charlie" Morgan, all of Cleveland, seek the Democratic nomination. Lester Lewis and Earl Solis, both of Dayton, filed for Precinct 4 county constable in the Democratic primary. Lewis now holds the position after he was appointed to fill an unexpired term. U.S. believes second reactor involved WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies now believe that a second Soviet nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl complex either has already experienced, or is experiencing, a meltdown, administration sources said today. The sources, who agreed to discuss the matter only if not identified, also disclosed that the first reactor to be destroyed in the disaster apparently began experiencing a "major problem" last Friday. By Saturday, the problem had evolved into a meltdown of the reactor core, and by Sunday, apparently while trying to" dea) with the meltdown, a cliemical explosion was touched off that ripped the reactor building apart. The sources refused to detail how the U.S. intelligence agencies had reached their conclusions that a second reactor at the site was experiencing problems. One official noted that there were four nuclear reactors at the complex and that the four were "twinned" in pairs in terms of their operation and link-up to large generator halls. The official stressed that the United Slates had not been able to verify a second meltdown as yet, but repeatedly maintained there were "other indications" beyond just the close proximity of the two reactor buildings to suggest the second reactor was in serious trouble. Offering the most detailed account yet of the findings by U.S. intelligence officials, the sources said it was clear that the disaster was continuing. A fire at the first reactor is still burning, venting smoke, vapors and radiation, one source said. There are a small number of Soviets at the site, apparently trying to contain that fire, the source continued. All four reactors at the complex are definitely shut down, the source said. Intelligence officials have now determined "that there was probably a problem, a major problem, at this plant on Friday," the source said. "They may have been able to evacuate people at that time. On Saturday, it developed into a rruMtdown. It may be that in trying to deal with that, to contain it. they touched off a chemical explosion, probably hydrogen. "We believe that most likely occurred on Sunday. The meltdown vented radiation. On Sunday, the explosion severely damaged one of the four 1,000- megawatt reactors in this area. "The condition of that (reactor) building is that the top was blown off. There is considerable blast damage and rubble around it. Vapors and smoke are esca- paing from a large role in the roof of the reactor building. "In addition, there is a large generator hall next to the reactor building. Parts of that roof are also missing. There is significant damage there." The sources said the fire at the first reactor "is stil! not controlled. We believe there are still trying to contain that, to get that fire out. There is a limited number of people and equipment at the site working." As for the second, nearby- reactor, the source said: "There is a possibility that they may have a similar problem'there. The theory ever since we first learned about this ... has been that fire and damage could spread and be associated between the two reactors. "But we estimate that there could be a meltdown at the se- cond. It could be (that) another meltdown has taken place or could be taking place." The source said U.S. intelligence agencies had reached that conclusion "because of the close association of the building and other indications." The source refused to elaborate beyood saying there was no easy way to verify a second meltdown positively because "radiation could be venting without seeing it. Mexico rocked by quake From Page 1 panicked," said Red Cross Capt. Enrique Mejia. "It was principally people panicked and nervous." A tour of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods by Associated Press reporters showed no apparent structural damage and only scattered power outages. But in the Roma neighborhood near downtown, where hundreds of the estimated 9,500 victims of the September earthquake died, people huddled along curbs or in grassy median strips, reluctant to go indoors despite the apparent lack of structural damage to their homes. "A lot of people had just returned here," said Alicia Jimenez de Alvarez, standing with her husband, Vicente, who held their sleeping 4-year-old daughter, Alicia, in his arms. Vicente Alvarez pointed to two children seated on the ground on a blanket, both in pajamas and bare feet. "I wouldn't say those two were scared, no. They were terrified!" he said. Buyout plans announced From Page 1 Saturday vote expected to be heavy in county buyout, on the part of industry during the past year. The mayor said citizens will be able to speak about the buyout proposal at Thursday's 6:30 p.m. City Council meeting. The council will meet to consider adop- ting an ordinance to govern storage and handling of hazardous materials in the city. The mayor and councilmen C.J. Gotten and A.B. Davis met late Wednesday morning with the industry group's representatives before the group announced the plan. From Page l ;. Jack Fields, 34, of Humble is unopposed in the Republican '.'Primary. He has been U.S. * representative for the Baytown I area since 1981. :; In the Democratic Primary. A Harley Schlanger, 36, of Houston ^ will run against Blaine Mann, 32. ^of Spring for the nomination for " District 8 U.S. representative. * Schlanger, a consultant, is a * member of Lyndon LaRouche's '.'National Democratic Policy Committee, while Mann is a con, struction service salesman. ^ District 128 State Rep. Tony -Polumbo, D-Northshore, and '. District 129 State Rep. Ed Wat~ son, D-Deer Park, are unoppos- *. ed in the primary and will face ^no GOP opposition in the fall. „' In the race for District 127 estate representative, Richard ^Bianchi, 33, a Kingwood at- "torney; Dan Shelley, 36, a ^Crosby lawyer; and George "Turner, 60, an insurance agent -.from Humble, are seeking the ^Republican nomination. < No Democrats filed for this •5 position. Incumbent Republican 5 Ed Emmett is seeking a position on the Texas Railroad Commission. District 6 State Sen. Gene Green, D-Houston, is unopposed in the primary and faces no GOP t opposition. •» Green, 36, was elected state 3 senator last year after Lindon, '"Williams resigned to- become justice of the peace in Baytown. Williams, 53. is unopposed in the Democratic Primary. Baytown City Councilman Jimmy Johnson withdrew as a Republican candidate for the post of Precinct 3, Place 2 justice of the peace in Baytown and Gary Jones unsuccessfully attempted to 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. Veterinarian gives advice From Page 1 six shots. Rabies is fatal to both humans and animals. She said the innoculations for persons exposed to the disease are now administered in the arm. "It's not pleasant but it sure beats the 27 shots in the stomach," Ms. Chappelle said. Both Dr. Harrop and Ms. Chappell are urging all area residents to vaccinate all dogs and cats three months of age and over. "We can stop the spead of it (rabies) if we could vaccinate the reservoir pool (wild animals). But we can't. Therefore we must stop the threat to humans by vaccinating dogs and cats " Dr. Harrop said. This is the first case of rabies in a domestic animal in Harris County since 1979, Ms. Chappelle said. She said one case was reported in a wild animal last year. "We don't want to panic the people but we must urge them to get their dogs and cats vaccinated and to avoid stray or wild animals," Ms. Chappelle said. She added that county officers would be making a one-half mile sweep in the Newport area picking up loose and non- vaccinated animals. ELECT VIRGINIA "GINNY" KNGWLES County Commissioner - Precinct 4 - Chambers County HONEST CAPABLE Against Higher Taxes Against An Inflated Budget 14!/2 Years Management Exp. 'Serving all of the people all o/ the time" YW l)L^!!!SJ3£^ p Sg *" u ? flffg 1 * ffTff?*™- Wr«inf«d»y. Tto«MCfcVc uranium eoNtuiwc mass ol radioactive ntokm uf rw lhf<Mt>|h p devices of crxttairNtMM O StfMin iisc-s in I.KUHKH |gW H«al hits the water tabte ood steam devdo(>s. Nuclear contamination reported 1,000 miles out From Page 1 accident was of catastrophic proportions and not yet contained, and the Soviet Union was seeking help from the West. The United States and Britain sought to get their citizens out of Kiev. Dutch amateur radio operator Annis Kofman said he picked up a broadcast late Tuesday that appeared to come from near the crippled plant in which an unidentified ham radio operator said two reactors were on fire and "many hundreds dead and wounded." Other reports mentioned only one crippied reactor. An American professor, in a telephone interview from Kiev on the NBC-TV "Today" show, said she was told of hundreds of casualties and water supply problems. Intourist guides "told us that their information indicated something like 300 casualties," said Karen Black, a language and literature professor from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. "We were given the information that the city water supply, which ... is right next to where the accident was ... has been now cut off to the city and they are using alternate water supplies." Kofman quoted the Soviet ham radio operator as saying in emotional tones: "We heard heavy explosions ... you can't imagine what's happening here (with) all the death and the fire." Kofman said the Soviet operator, whose report could not be independently confirmed, spoke in English to another man with a call sign peculiar to Japan. "Thousands and thousands of people are moving, taking their children and cattle to the south," he quoted the radio operator as saying. Kofman said the man reported he was trying to get uncontaminated supplies of food and water, but expressed fears that such supplies could soon run out, Kofman said. Britain and Finland today began arranging for the evacuation of their citizens, while the American Embassy in Moscow advised U.S. citizens to leave Kiev. British Embassy spokesman Donald MacLaren said the mission had urged Soviet authorities to cooperate with its efforts to evacuate about 70 British students and tourists in Kiev and another 30 from Minsk, -the capital of Soviet Byelorussia to the north. In Helsinki, the Finnish Foreign Ministry said it was planning to send a special plane to pull about 100 Finns from Kiev because the Soviets had not provided enough information on the situation there. U.S. Embassy spokesman Jaroslav Verner said he did not know exactly how many Americans were traveling in the Ukraine, but that the U.S. State Department had issued an advisory warning people to leave Kiev. U.S. and British officials did not immediately explain why they wanted to get their citizens out of the city. Quality Diamonds at Whitehall There's no mistaking quality, especially in diamonds. The quality and rarity of a diamond are determined** by the 4 C's: Cut. Color, Clarity, and Carat-weight. Whitehall's "Lifetime" Guarantees • Free tost diamond replacement • Free ring and mounting repairs • Free inspection and cleaning • 700% guaranteed Trade-In value • Our 90 day unconditional diamond refund policy assures you of 100% satisfaction • 1 year interest free laytway Come in and see our large selection of fine Quahtv diamonds • S*n Jcctate M«H • • AhM4UM.ll • JeweLLeps Sluty«l«»« Outer • £..» OMMr >i ^ ur guide to diamond quality and value.

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