The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on December 2, 1982 · Page 25
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 25

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, December 2, 1982
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday, December 2, 1982 1-D NINE-YEAR-OLD David Murphy, son of Don and Linda Murphy of Baytown, displays some of the Corsicana fruitcakes which will be sold for the annual Hemophilia fruitcake sale this year to benefit hemophiliacs. To get a fniitcake, go by Tri-City Exterminating or call 422-2649 or 428-2604 after 5p.m. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) First Industrial Bonds Issued By LP Council By FRIEDA BEATY LA PORTE (Sp) — City Council has reluctantly issued the first Industrial Development Corporation bonds, totaling $10.5 million. Council Wednesday agreed to' issue the bonds but not without lengthy discussion on the proper procedure of issuing the bonds. Council issued $2.5 million in bonds for the construction of a building for Bayshore National Bank currently being erected at the corner of Fairmont-Parkway and Highway 146, and SB million for the construction of La Porte Plaza. Mayor Virginia Cline voted against the issuance, saying she feels the vote was taken out of chronological order. Mrs. Cline says the Industrial Development Corporation is to meet Thursday night for final passage of the resolution to recommend council approve the issuance and council should then vote on the matter. "If we're not going to take it in chronological order why should we have the board?" she asked. "Why not Jet the council review all of the applications?" "Bayshore National Bank hasn't followed through on any of the procedures anyway and now council isn't going to either." The resolution was given the okay based upon the approval of the Industrial Development Corporation. La Porte Plaza, being developed by Trangalee Development Inc., is to be located along Highway 146 on the east side just north of Barbours Cut Boulevard. The plaza will include a 120- room Travelodge Motel, a 76,000- square-foot shopping center, and a truck service facility to provide truck drivers from the port with mechanical services, ranging from oil changes to major repairs. Mayor Virginia Cline has voiced her displeasure with BNB for applying to the board before the board had a chance to get organized. "The council hadn't even set the guidelines and they had already submitted an application," she said. "I feel they were a little premature and we didn't appreciate it one bit." The bonds are the first issued since council established the Industrial Development Corporation in June. The corporation was formed to attract businesses to the city by 'providing tax-exempt revenue bonds to commercial and industrial developers. Businesses are capable of borrowing up to $10 million in tax- exempt loans, which are similar to the bonds usually sold to banks. Record Amount Spent In Clements Campaign AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Bill Clements spent more than $13 million on his unsuccessful campaign for re-election — more than any previous candidate in Texas history, according to records in the secretary of state's office. The final tab of $13.1 million for the Republican incumbent's ill- fated effort for a second term amounted to nearly $9 a vote for each of the 1.47 million ballots he got on Nov. 2. Clements' final campaign report was filed Wednesday, a day before the deadline. It showed he raised $13.3 million, including $3 million in loans. Gov.-elect Mark White's most recent report, filed seven days before the election, showed the successful Democratic challenger had spent $5.2 million and raised $6.4 million, including a $1.4 million loan. White's final campaign expense report was expected later today. Candidates have until 5 p.m. to file the reports with the secretary of state. White, the state attorney general, received 1,697,527 votes, defeating Clements, the first Republican governor in Texas in 104 years, by 231,575, according to unofficial final returns. The governor's final report left Clements, the wealthy founder of an oil drilling equipment company, as the second-highest spender among gubernatorial candidates in the nation's history. Louis Lehrman, another Republican loser in November, spent $13.9 million in his bid to become governor of New York. Lehrman, former president of a drug store chain, took out $9.6 million in loans for the campaign. Democrat Mario Cuomo, who beat Lehrman by 170,000 votes out of 5.1 million cast, spent $4.8 million and wound up with a campaign surplus of $1.2 million. t However, Clements' $8.94 spent per vote was above the approximately $5.61 a vote spent by Lehrman. Clements spent $1.5 million in the final reporting period, from Oct. 24 through Nov. 27. Of the money raised during that period, $1.1 million was in loans personally guaranteed by Clements and his trust. The report showed Clements spent $1.7 million in the final period. MX Missile Facing New Congressional Battle Call Sun Classified 422-8323 WASHINGTON (AP)' — The MX missile, a project which has survived years of government indecision and verbal attacks by opponents, is facing a crucial test now that the time has come to decide whether to pay for it. The House Appropriations Committee, taking up a $230 billion Pentagon spending bill, is being asked by the chairman of its defense subcommittee to delete $988 million earmarked for the intercontinental nuclear weapon. - Both the chairman, Rep. Joseph P. Addabbo, D-N.Y., and opponents of his move predicted a close outcome, but none was willing to declare victory in advance. Addabbo said Wednesday he had thought for a time that he had the votes among the 55-member committee for his proposal, but, "now I don't know." His own lobbying efforts had been aided by various church groups ?nd advocates of a joint U.S.-Soviet freeze on deployment of nuclear weaponry. Pentagon officials, who declined to be identified, said based on their checks within the 55- member committee, they had "a definite chance to win." In an indication of how seriously the administration regarded the vote, President Reagan and Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger — both thousands of miles .from Washington — reportedly telephoned committee members to urge them to preserve the MX money. Reagan was in Brazil and Weinberger was attending a NATO meeting in Brussels. In advance of the vote, a House Republican aide said the high- level lobbying, which reportedly also involved Secretary of State George Shultz and Vice President George Bush, could be crucial because "it is hard for some members to vote against the president." Last week, Reagan announced he had decided to base 100 of the big new weapons in closely spaced underground silos near Cheyenne, Wyo. The decision came nearly 14 months after the president discarded a Carter administration plan to shuttle 200 MX missiles in "shell-game" fashion among 4,600 horizonal shelters spread over a wide stretch of Western desert. Opponents of the new weapon, which is expected to make its first test flight next month, have opposed it on grounds its projected $26 billion price is too expensive and posed further dangers of nuclear war. Reagan contends that the MX, which he recently renamed Peacekeeper, is needed to deter the Soviets, Police: Tempers Fly, Highway Violence Soars T-T/"^T TCTfirVT ( \T*\ A *w. n 4 A «.r»i- A *-—,„!_ j_i j.i__ _-"» . . _.- __ HOUSTON (AP) — A motorist in an orange Cadillac drives along the Southwest Freeway, swerving dangerously close to other cars to try to force them off the road. An off-duty police officer riding a motorcycle on the North Freeway was motioned to the roadside. An irate motorist pulled a pistol, fired four times into the gas tank and then told the officer he didn't like motorcycles. A truck driver recently was in such a hurry to get somewhere that he deliberately rammed a car traveling the 55-mph speed limit. Seconds later another car in another lane was rammed from behind by another 18-wheeler. The incidents were among innumerable other cases of freeway violence reported to police this year. In fact, police estimate fights, assaults and shootings on this city's heavily traveled freeways have increased up to 400 percent in less than one year. Motorists are so angry about minor traffic accidents and people pulling in front of them that they're resorting to more than just unfriendly gestures or shouting obscenities, police said. They're shooting guns or ramming each other's cars, police said. "It's really absurd," said dispatcher Richard Gavin. Officers don't know what has caused the increased 'freeway violence, but Massey said nearly all were prompted by minor traffic infractions. Since March police have received 174 complaints about freeway altercations, said Lt. Chester B. Massey. Four years ago, Gavin recalled, police received perhaps two complaints in a 12-month period. Now, Gavin estimated, they receive three or four calls a day. Curtis Mathes YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT HEADOOARTERS IS HAVING A HOLIDAY SALE! 12" DIAGONAL COMPACT COLOR PORTABLE H1227MW • 100% Solid-State Chassis • 82 Channel Tuning • Convenient Carrying Handle • Ideal For Bedroom, Kitchen or Den • Simulated Walnut Wood-grained Finish Regular *399 SALE $299 with trade-in 25" DIAGONAL COLOR FINE FURNITURE CONSOLE H2508ME • Light-Touch Electronic Tuning • LED Channel Indicators • 100% Solid-State Chassis • Auto-Color • Simulated Royal Oak Wood-grained Finish Regular *899 SALE 12" CURTIS MATHES WAGONAt BLACK & WHITE PORTABLE. 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