The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on December 2, 1982 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 2

Baytown, Texas
Issue Date:
Thursday, December 2, 1982
Page 2
Start Free Trial

Page 2 article text (OCR)

2-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday, December 2, 19J3 Police Beat Burglary Of School Cafeteria Checked • Police are investigating the theft of $324.50 worth of food from Horace Mann Junior School cafeteria Tuesday night. After kicking the door in, thieves took 90 pounds of ground :beef, three pounds of coffee, pancake mix, ready-made sandwiches, a case of milk and a case of ice cream, police said. About $150 damage was done to a door at the school. The burglary occurred between 2 p.m. Tuesday and 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Thefts, Etc. •William M. Smith — Reported the theft of his 1979 Ford pickup from the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital parking lot at 1101 Decker Drive between 2:30 and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. •An employee of Exxon Pipeline — Reported the theft of a 1982 Ford pickup from the Exxon service station, 1 W. Texas Ave., between 12 and 1:20 p.m. Monday. •Benno J. Friederich, 404 Danubina — Reported the theft of his 1974 Ford pickup from his driveway between 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:05 a.m. Wednesday. •Charles A. Sammut, 4601 Village Lane — Reported the burglary of his 1976 Chevrolet bus in which paint and oil were thrown inside and the seat was broken between 12 and 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. •Monique P. Hale, 3305 Tompkins — Reported tools, valued at $615, were stolen from her garage sometime last week. Gunshot Victims Two gunshot victims, a man and a youth, have both died after sustaining wounds in unrelated incidents. Friends who were with him at the time told police Jeffrey W. Burwick, 16, of 604 N. Circle Drive, was "playing Russian roulette" with a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber pistol when he shot himself in the head about 12:44 p.m. Sunday, police said. Burwick was flown by Life Flight to Hermann Hospital, where he died Tuesday. In an unrelated incident, also on Sunday, police said Michael W. Graves, 2507 Clyde Dr., was found at 2:45 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head and a .25-caliber automatic by his side. Graves was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital and later transferred to a Houston hospital, where he died Tuesday. Storm Hits Rockies, Plains As Calif ornians Clean Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in the Rockies, closing roads and schools, took aim on the northern Plains today while tornadoes and thunderstorms toppled barns in Missouri and Kansas and heavy rain caused floods in Alabama. At least 15 people were dead or missing in this week's outbreak of violent weather. In Southern California, 46,700 people were still without power today after heavy wind and rain cut off power to 1.5 million electric customers Tuesday. Crews worked around the clock to clean up thousands of downed trees and secure seaside homes from additional damage from this morning's high tides. Workers sandbagged levees in Northern California, where a broken dam resulted in $6.5 million damage to the 3,000- acre Venice Tract. More than 8,000 Northern Californians were without power Wednesday night. In Birmingham, Ala., more than 7 inches of rain flooded streets and forced dozens of families to evacuate. The water was receding late Wednesday, prompting flood warnings for nearby rivers. The storm had swept in from the Pacific, ripped across California and the northern Southwest, blasted the Colorado Rockies and aimed northeast. Ahead of the storm, warm, moist air caused thunderstorms and tornadoes in the southern Plains, said Hugh Crowther of the National Weather Service in Kansas City, Mo. In western Missouri and southeastern Kansas, out-of-season tornadoes Wednesday night toppled mobile homes, knocked down barns and kill- ed animals. At least six people were injured. In Barton County, Kan., trees and power lines also were knocked down. In Liberal, Kan., a house was blown into the road by a tornado, and a woman and three children were injured near Nevada, Mo., when a tornado overturned their mobile home. Severe •'thunderstorms also swept across Oklahoma, flooding streets and knocking out power lines. Eastern Oklahoma City reported l 1 /^ inches of rain in 30 minutes and police said "a hard peppery rain that comes down in spurts" hit the town of Waurika. Cars stalled in flooded streets in Norman, Okla., where 1.73 inches fell Wednesday, most of it in two hours. As the snowstorm began heading north and east, winter- storm warnings were issued today for the northern Rockies. FIRE STATION -- From Page 1 District 20 are given the option of making a voluntary $2 per month payment with their utility bills to help finance construction costs. Additionally, the fire department and civic groups within the community have held several fundraising projects during recent months. The fire department's annual street dance held in May has proven to be one of the most popular events. Members of the department are also hoping to get Crosby voters to approve a legal fire district. Petitions are being circulated this week to get 200 signatures of registered voters to present Harris County authorities. If approved, the measure would tax property owners 2 cents per hundred dollars of assessed value. Armstrong said he is optimistic about passage of the measure and, if approved, revenues from the tax could begin coming in during late 1983. Anticipated revenues are approximately $75,000 per year. POSTAL RE VIE W - - From Page 1 ance." He added he has "utmost confidence in Speake's ability to be objective" in his assessment of Baytown post office problems. Speake will be in Baytown two to three weeks to help Postmaster Dupree. "I'm concerned about the situation in Baytown," Kido said. "I want someone on the scene to help the postmaster. I have given Rob Speake authority to make whatever decisions he decides are necessary to correct any service problems he observes." Elaborating, Kido said Speake's authority permits immediate correction off problems he encounters. ' 'Speake will not only be observing all phases of postal operations in Baytown," Kido said, "but he will also be contacting various members of the community to get an assessment from them." GOODFELLOWDRIVE - - From Page 1 Although Baytown has been a city blessed with prosperity, there are poverty-stricken families who cannot do more than provide the basic necessities for their children. If it were not for the Goodfellows, these youngsters would be without gifts at Christmastime. There is still plenty of time to join the Goodfellows. All you have to do is make a contribution to become a Goodfellow in good standing. You will continue to be a Goodfellow as long as you contribute. Mall your gift to Chief Goodfellow, in care of The Sun, P.O. Box 90, or bring it to The Sun office, 1301 Memorial Drive. A CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held from 9:» a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Edison Courts activity building. The bazaar is an annual event sponsored by Baytown Junior Forum. The Forum furnishes supplies for court residents to make the items and monies from sales go to the residents. All kinds of craft items can be found to highlight a homemade Christmas. From left are Judy Richardson, chairman of the project; Pearl Piceynski, Estella Simion, Grace Malone and Myrtle Coon. Back row, same order, are Essie Gresham and Allie Reeves. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) SPOTS Services Pending SERVICES ARE pending for Florence Kelly Trigg of 703 Circle Dr. Mrs. Trigg died Wednesday in a Houston hospital. College Testing COLLEGE ENTRANCE examinations (SAT and achievement tests) will be administered Dec. 4 at Robert E. Lee High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Students must bring their admissions slips, positive identification and two No. 2 pencils. Church Bazaar FIRST UNITED Methodist Church of Anahuac will open its annual Christmas Bazaar at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 in the church Youth Center. Food and handmade items will be available. Tickets Available TWO FOOTBALL tickets to, the.. University of Texas-Arkansas game Dec.4 are available. Call 422-8148between8 a.m. and 5p.m. Scout Meeting RAVEN DISTRICT Boy Scouts Round Table will meet a,t 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Sheldon. UT/Arkansas Game FOUR TICKETS to the University of Texas vs Arkansas game Dec. 4 to be played in Austin are available. Call 422-2939 or 4243873. Chamber Program PHYLLIS DEAN, principal of Gentry Junior School, will present Friday's Chamber of Commerce program at noon at the Holiday Inn. Oyster Supper LIBERTY ROTARY Club is sponsoring an oyster supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Liberty City Hall. The supper, including fried and raw oysters, is all you can eat or one dozen fried to go. Tickets for $7.50 are available at the door. Proceeds will go to charitable functions. Service League - * ""SERVICE LEAGUE win meet at 49:15 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Service League House. UT-Arkansas Tickets TWO 40-YARD line tickets to the University of Texas-Arkansas game Dec. 4 are available Call 422-6517 after 4 p.m. Transplant Of Artificial Heart Called Success SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Surgeons removed the failing heart of a 61-year-old man today and implanted a polyurethane device in 'the first attempt to replace a human heart with a permanent mechanical substitute. Doctors called the operation a success. "The guy is being sustained entirely by his new heart," said University of Utah Medical Center spokesman Mark Sands as the long operation neared a close. The announcement came 5V£ hours after surgeons made the first incision in the chest of Barney B. Clark, a former dentist who lives in sur- buban Seattle. Surgeons had experienced complications in the later hours of the operation while they were weaning Clark from a heart-lung machine and placing him entirely on the new device, said Dr. Chase Peterson. He said Clark suffered swelling from the lungs due to an earlier heart failure and there was bleeding in the chest cavity which Peterson attributed to earlier cortisone treatments. He did not say how the swelling and bleeding complicated the operation. A hospital official who asked not to be identified said surgeons experienced problems with one of the ventricles of the mechanical heart after it was implanted. He said something — possibly tissue — impeded the flow of blood, so the ventricle was replaced. The pioneering operation was originally planned for this morning, but doctors rushed the patient to the operating table Wednesday night when his condition deteriorated rapidly. Clark, who suffers from incurable heart disease, was having serious irregular heart rhythms, said Peterson, university vice president of health sciences. He said doctors decided to operate while Clark's heart was still pumping adequate amounts of blood. Clark was anesthetized 10 minutes after arriving in the operating room and the incision was made at 11:27 p.m. MST. Clark went on a heart-lung machine at midnight and his heart was removed seven minutes later. "It would be fair to say there were some anxious moments during the surgery," Sands said. "Most of these problems were anticipated." Following surgery, which ended about 5:30 a.m., an acute- care team took over monitoring of Clark's condition, Sands said. He said the operating room was serving for a time as a recovery room. PCS Proposal Protested DEER PARK (Sp) — Plans to burn polychlorinated biphenyls — PCBs — at Rollins Environmental Services Inc. here attracted a small group of protestors at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing. The EPA office in Dallas has proposed allowing Rollins to in- cinerate solid PCBs. The company already has a permit to burn liquid PCBs. A decision on whether Rollins can burn liquid PCBs is expected later in December. About 35 people attended the hearing held Tuesday night at San Jacinto College. State Rep. Ed Watson, D-Deer Park, NASA Will Attempt Another Space Walk SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — NASA plans to let astronauts walk in space on the shuttle's sixth night, trying again to test the unproven suits that failed during last month's voyage. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Wednesday the sixth mission would be extended from three days to five days and a final mission schedule should be announced in two weeks. The flight, now scheduled for late January, will be the first for the new orbiter, "Challenger." The announcement indicated NASA is confident it can correct the failures in a pair of $2 million space suits that forced cancellation of a planned space walk during the fifth flight last month. An investigation panel was expected to release its report about what caused the malfunctions today at a 2 p.m. CST news conference. The report culminates an extensive, two-week investigation by a team of technicians, said Dave Alter, spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Astronauts Joe Allen and Bill Lenoir had planned to take a 3 »/*> -hour stroll through space during the fifth flight of the space shuttle Columb i a in early November. But a fan in the life- support backpack system of Allens's space suit stopped working, and an oxygen pressure regulator in Lenoir's suit failed, forcing NASA to scuttle the spacewalk. A report earlier this week said Lenoir's regulator failed because it was improperly assembled and Allen's fan stopped working because of a broken electrical part. NASA officials refused to confirm or deny the report. Earlier Wednesday, the four astronauts who flew the fifth shuttle flight showed a film of the deployment from the cargo bay of two satellites, the first commercial payloads the shuttle launched into orbit for paying customers. Astronauts Vance Brand, Bob Overmyer, Lerioir and Allen also showed views out the shuttle window as ''A returned from orbit. Thfe views captured on filih-<pr the first time the brilliant red glow caused as the craft hit the Earth's atmosphere at a high speed. Allen said the view was "like being inside a neon sign." Overmyer said Brand, the commander, landed the spacecraft at Edwards Air Force Base in California so smoothly that "we didn't even feel a bump." "Vance knew we were down, but we had to ask," said Overmyer. Lenoir said reports about his motion sickness during the mission were exaggerated. Fire Damages Kitchen, Attic HIGHLANDS (Sp) — A fire, believed to be the result of an electrical short, burned the kitchen and attic area of a house at 307 S. Magnolia Wednesday morning. According to a spokesman for the Highlands Volunteer -Fire Department, a call came in at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday that the house was on fire. Firefighters found fire in the kitchen wall, ceiling and attic. Firefighters battled the blaze for 2 hours and 45 minutes but managed to contain the fire to that location. No injuries were reported. CHANNELVIEW Channelview volunteer firefighters fought a blaze in a trailer house at 835 Ashland shortly before midnight Wednesday. According to Joel Moore, firefighter, the fire appeared to have started on the living room floor and spread up the wall to the ceiling. He said fire damage was confined to that location but the entire trailer sustained heavy smoke damage. Occupants of the house were not at home when the blaze broke out. Approximately 540 students and 60 employees were evacuated from Schochier Primary School shortly after classes began Thursday morning when an air conditioner motor shorted out, filling the school with smoke. Moore said a downed power line at the school caused a power surge which shorted out the air conditioner motor. No actual fire resulted. According to Harvey Brown, assistant superintendent, the students were escorted safely from the building and remained outside about 30 minutes before returning to classes. Tides FRIDAY HIGH: +6:21 a.m. LOW: +3:20 a.m., 4:09 p.m. (+ denotes weak tide) Sun SUNRISE: 7:01 a.m. SUNSET: 5:22 p.m. £fjr itotoUm Swti Knti M| us M- ond class rnultt'r nl the H:i>lo\vn. To ;is. Post Office. TT.'i^D under tho Act of Connros tit March 3. 1K7°, I'uhlisl *d uftorno us. Monday llinintli Frill; v an Sun lays at KitH Moniorinl Or \c lia\ nwn. Texa*. P.O. Ho\ 'III. Uiij wn.' Vxus. 77:>l!l). Siihscripiton Kali- tt\ iirricr. $4.25 per month. Sril. (Ml -r yei . Single cn|iv price: 2(1 cents On . 2.1 ems Sunday'. Mail rates on recju l. Hepresenled. national by Coastal 1' |j]ii ali.m-. HERE IN PASADENA WHEN YOU NEED US. has frequently objected to the incineration of PCBs in the Deer Park area because, he said, the burning could cause high levels of toxic materials that could contaminate seafood and marine life. PCBs once were widely used as coolants In electrical equipment.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page