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Wednesday, December 1, 1982
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2-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday, December 1, 19*2 Police Beat Assault, Theft Charges Filed Against Baytonian A man is being held in Baytown , Jail in lieu of $2,800 combined bond in connection with charges of misdemeanor assault and felony theft, police said. Acting on warrants issued out of the 228th District Court and County Court-At-Law No. 8, police arrested Richard Randall Livingston, 26, of 4903 Deerwood Cir. cle, Tuesday afternoon. According to police, Livingston allegedly assaulted Kamid Moori and took clothing and a camera valued at $1,200 at the intersection of Stonehedge and Deerwood Circle around 10:35 p.m. Nov. 6. Forged Prescription Ladislav Pikel, alias Ray Thomas Clinton, was arrested at 8:5s p.m. Tuesday for attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, police said. Police said an employee of Kroger Pharmacy at 1700 N. Alexander notified them that a man would be picking up a forged prescription. Police, including one undercover officer, were waiting for Pikel when he arrived. The felony charges were filed in 228th District Court, police said. Aggravated Robbery Police took a man to Gulf Coast Hospital early Wednesday after his assailant, apparently dissatisfied with the $20 he stole, cut his face with a knife, police said. Charles E. Kinney, 412 W. Homan, was treated and released from Gulf Coast, police said. According to police, Kinney was coming out of Texas Super Foods around 1 a.m. Wednesday when a black male of medium to stocky build, wearing dark clothing, came from behind and demanded "your money or your life, "police said. After Kinney gave the man $20, the man slashed his forehead from "temple to temple" and slashed his cheek twice vertically and then fled on foot, police reported. Thefts, Etc. •An employee of Mobile America, 2733 N. Alexander Drive — Reported criminal mischief and the theft of 41 tires and rims from 12 mobile homes between 9 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $1,230. •Debra L. Vaag, 501 Massey- Tompkins Road — Reported the theft of her 1979 Chevrolet Luv pickup from her residence around l a.m. Tuesday. •An employee of Army Navy Surplus, 800 N. Alexander — Reported the theft of assorted merchandise valued at $1,144 from the store between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police said thieves entered through a hole cut in the tin siding. •An employee of O'Brien's, 704'' N. Alexander — Reported a forged check for $304.4o" written Nov. 16 The check was returned to O'Brien's stamped "forged" by a Galveston bank, police said. Chambers County ANAHUAC (Sp) — Dineen Edwards of Daisy Lane in the Cove area reported to Chambers County Sheriff's Department the theft of a 15-hp outboard motor valued at $1,150. The theft occurred between 9 p.m. Nov. 27 and 8 a.m. Nov. 28 according to reports. La Porte LA PORTE (Sp) — Police are investigating the theft of a refrigerator from the concession stand at the La Porte High School stadium. A spokesman for the La Porie Police Department said the burglary was discovered Monday by school officials. Forced entry was gained into the concession stand and a refrigerator, valued at $300, was taken. RA TE INCREASE - - From Page 1 handling of Allen's Creek Nuclear Project, which the company canceled after it failed to obtain a construction permit. ; Referring to the contentions of mismanagement, Schaefer said, "•I think it has to be said that running an electric utility is not an easy job. There are few people who can complain about interruptions in service," he added. ; Schaefer said studies show HL&P gets 1,000 new customers a week, which requires more revenue, the bulk of which goes for new generating plants. :The PUG decided to let HL&F recover $195 million, of the $388 million it has invested in the Allen's Creek Nuclear Project. The money will be recovered through higher rates over the next 10 years. HL&P had asked to recover $362 million of its investments in the plant. The Coalition of Cities With Original Jurisdiction, which includes Baytown and about 52 other cities, had asked the PUC to prohibit HL&P from recovering any of the Allen's Creek investments during the next year. Ms. Williams said in a Nov. 10 report to the PUC that the company should have canceled the Allen's Creek project in January of 1980, more than two years before HL&P made its final decision to stop the project. As for the South Texas Nuclear Project, the commission decided to put no ceiling on the costs incurred by the facilities near Bay City. Ms. Williams had recommended that the commission limit the costs of the project to .$1.7 billion. But Ms. Martin said the PUC did not set a ceiling on the costs because it "did not want the company to feel they could spend up to that amount." GOODFELLOWS DRIVE - - From Page 1 are confident they won't break with tradition this year. Thousands of dollars have been contributed and spent on Goodfellow Christmas parties over the years. If it had not been for warmhearted Baytonians, known for LP COUNCIL - - '. From Page 1 ty's municipal swimming pool at a cost of $20,600. 4- The oversizing of a water line response to worthy causes, many underprivileged children would not have known the joys of Christmas. Why not make your contribution today? If you prefer, you can mail it to Chief Goodfellow, in care of The Sun, P.O. Box 90, or bring it to The Sun office at 1301 Memorial Drive on your shopping rounds. from an 8-inch to a 10-inch line to run from North L Street north to the Trammel Crow Distribution Center. The oversizing is expected to cost $68,450. Library Tops Two Million Volumes ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — After acquiring 2 million volumes, the University of Rochester Library has started toward its 3 miliionth book with a copy of a book by a black, woman, an 18th- century slave named Phillis Wheatley. The book, "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral," was written by Miss Wheatley in 1773 when she was 20. Rowland Collins, professor of English at the university, has called her poems "a landmark of the victory of the human spirit against incredible odds." The volume strengthens the university's significant library collections on women and on blacks, which include letters and papers of Frederick Douglass and Susan B.'Anthony. CHRISTMAS AT Kilgore Center will be celebrated with a musical production at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 in the gym. Teacher Jeanne Corbin directs students, back from left, Patricia Sotelo, Tim Johnson, Thomas Hill, Kenny Norton, Melvin Jones, and front row from left, Tammy Hart, Adam Carpenter, Shianna Joseph and Tarnicha Lewis. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) Lightning Hits School; Power Outages Noted Lightning hit the Baytown Christian Academy and scattered power outages were reported as 1.21 inches of rain fell or, Baytown during the heavy rainstorm that moved through the area Tuesday. The Baytown Christian Acadamy, 304 W. Cedar Bayou- Lynchburg, was not damaged when lightning hit the building at 12:50 p.m., but the Bayt-dwn Fire Department sent Stations 5 and 6 and the District 6 volunteers to the academy as a precautionary measure- Houston Lighting and Power Co. and General Telephone officials said scattered power and telephone outages were reported in the San Jacinto Mall area as a result of the heavy rainstorm. San Jacinto Mall was without electricity for about 15 minutes Tuesday night and businesses in the area reported a few telephone outages. Baytown received more than its share of rain, with 1.21 inches reported at City Hall's rain gauge and 1.115 inches at the West District Sewer Plant. Fletcher Hickerson, Baytown Civil Defense director, reported more than 13 inches of rain fell during the month of November, compared to the 4.02 inches that is normally collected. Murray Talks About Mother DALLAS (AP) — William J. Murray III says that his mother, outspoken atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, used him for her own financial interests during her successful crusade to abolish mandatory prayer from public schools. , "She used me and everyone around me for her own profit and gain," said Murray, 36, who wrote a book about his experiences of being raised in an atheist household and helping his mother with her cause before he became a born- again Christian. The plaintiff of record in the U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled open Bible readings and prayer in public schools to be unconstitutional, Murray portrayed his mother as a self- centered opportunist whose beliefs drew her to communism and destroyed their family. ''During the (court) case, she used to agitate kids in the neighborhood to beat me up, so that she could send out newsletters about the beatings and raise more money for her cause," Murray said Tuesday. His mother's efforts were successful, he said, because he was regularly threatened with physical abuse by schoolmates, who at one point chased him several blocks and began beating him with a belt. He said he was called a "commie" and shunned by other students. He had to eat alone at lunch, he said. Mrs. O'Hair refused to respond to the book, "My Life Without God," when she was contacted in Austin, where she runs the American Atheist Center. "You know I'm not going to do that," she said. "It's an exercise in futility to call me." The landmark Supreme Court decision arose from a lawsuit filed on Murray's behalf by his mother while he was a 14-year-old student in Baltimore's public school system. The suit sought to force the board of education to stop Bible readings and prayer exercises. "At the time, I did cooperate with my mother," Murray said. "At that age, I had been raised believing that the United States was a fascist labor camp, and that the country was run by a bunch of Jewish bankers in New York." He became so steeped in Marxist philosophy, he said, that his viewpoints began to change from other students. Asked by a teacher where he wanted to spend the summer, Murray replied he wanted to go to a Caspian Sea resort to be with communist workers. His mother had pulled him out of public school rather than allow him to be exposed to Bible readings and prayers. But she demanded later that he return there to enhance her court case against the district, he said. Pay-Back To Cities Proposed AUSTIN (AP) — Taxpayers who live in cities where state institutions are located could get a tax break under a reimbursement proposal approved by a legislative panel. The Senate State- Municipal Planning Study Committee Tuesday adopted a bill that would give cities a percentage of their total cost of fire, police, ambulance, education and sanitation services equal to iiie percentage of iiie city's area occupied by the state. Cities and counties are constitutionally prohibited from taxing state lands, but the committee's research staff said reimbursing the citios is legal. Austin is the most obvious beneficiary, but the problem can be bigger the smaller the city, a staff report .said. -'Small cities with large atate institutions, such as San Marcos (Southwest Texas State Universi- ty) and Huntsville (Texas Department of Corrections headquarters and prisons) may bear the heaviest burden, since the state occupies a larger percentage of the land area in such cities than it does in Austin," said the report. The Committee also recommended reimbursing school districts "for some of their costs of educating children who iive in tax- exempt state-owned housing" and counties for the cost of prosecuting TDC inmates accused of crimes. The committee, which is chaired by Sen. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, also recommended that the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council compile energy standards so stain buildings can be audited periodically for energy efficiency. The state general services agency should first review historic buildings available for renovation before deciding to build new ones, the panel said. It also will recommend legislation to require that new state buildings not interfere with "view corridors" around the state Capitol. Austin Mayor Carole McClellan testified that she is "delighted" with the committee's recommendation to reimburse cities and expects the Texas Municipal League, which represents almost 900 Texas cities, to appro"e also. TML meets Friday, she said. The proposal, she said, "will give our property taxpayers a deserved break" even though "Austin continues to be proud of the benefits, both tangible and intangible, of being the seat of the Capita] and the home of the University of Texas at Austin." Kennedy Bows Out Of 1984 Presidential Race WASHINGTON (AP) -SenEd- ward M. Kennedy, bowing to the wishes of his three children, will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984, sources said early today. "The reason is personal," said one aide, who added the Massachusetts Democrat would disclose his decision publicly at a news conference later in the day. "His kids really feel very strongly that they don't want him to run," added this aide. Kennedy is in the process of arranging a divorce settlement with his wife Joan. Their children are Edward M. Jr., Kara, and Patrick. Kennedy, 50, has been the early front-runner in public opinion polls for the party's 1984 presidential nomination and this aide said that the .senator has private polling data that indicates he would do well if he ran. But Kennedy, after going over the political information one final time with senior aides on Tuesday, reportedly told them, "I think you guys are right, and I think I can win, but I'm not going to do it." Kennedy spent Tuesday evening at his home telephoning friends and political adversaries to tell them of his decision. Among those called were House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., D-Mass., a longtime political ally. Kennedy also called several other Democrats who are exploring the presidential candidacy for themselves, including former Vice President Waiter F. Mondale and Sens. Alan Cranston of California and John Glenn of Ohio. One aide said Kennedy's decision not to run is for the 1984 cam- paign only, and does not ride out the possibility of seeking the presidency in the future. At his age, Kennedy could be expected to be a potential presidential candidate through at least the early 1990s. The aides provided information to The Associated Press on condition that they not be named. Until recently, Kennedy appeared almost certain to run again for the party nomination that he lost to former President Jimmy Carter in 1980. But aides and other associates said that in addition to whatever political considerations were involved, members of Kennedy's family were strongly opposed to his potential candidacy and evidently persuaded him not to run over the Thanksgiving holiday. None of the family could be reached for comment, but their concern almost certainly was focused in part on Kennedy's physical safety. Two of his brothers were assassinated — President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 while running for the White House. A Kennedy withdrawal from the 19S4 race would presumably give a boost to Mondale, who runs second among Democrats in most public opinion polls. But it also would free Kennedy's many political operatives and supporters to join the cause of other potential contenders. Other Democrats considering seeking the nomination include Sens. Gary Hart of Colorado and Ernest Hollings of South Carolina, as well as former Florida Gov. Reuben Askew. SUV SPOTS Musgrove Death FORMER BAYTOWN resident Luther Musgrove, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Nov. 5. He was the son-in-law of Alma Serres- Williamson of Baytown. Barbecue Slated A BARBECUE to benefit the Christmas toy program of the International Organization of Odd Fellows, Goose Creek Lodge number 960, will be held Dec. 3 from 11:30 to 7 p.m. at the corner of 301 South 4th and East Humble Texas Legend THE BAYTOWN Jaycees will have the Texas Legend, a limited edition artwork, for sale at Baytown State Bank in Bay Plaza Dec. 2 and 3 during bank hours. . Diabetes Meeting BAYTOWN BRANCH of the American Diabetes Association will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Sterling Municipal Library meeting room. Jeanne Sanders, a French cook, wiii discuss food groups, cutting calories from favorite recipes and will have a dish prepared for sampling. Defensive Driving DEFENSIVE DRIVING is being offered at La Porte High School on two consecutive Wednesday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. The course will be conducted in the driver's education portable building located in the parking lot of the Career Center. 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