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Arlington Morning News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1998, Arlington, Texas light Ibw publics electronic eyes open t See Page Arlington Sam Houston 14 28 SOP 0 Orand Prairie 3 Own Newspaper Rangers lose series to Yankees again Arlington Texas Sunday October 4 1998 1998 Arlington Morning News 3 Sections 50 cents By Kevin Lonnquist Staff Writer of the Arlington Morning News I There seemed to be some poetic justice for the Texas Rangers their 1998 season ended i early Saturday at The Ballpark in Arlington A turbulent season finished on a night Playing j the juggernaut New York Yankees in the middle of violent thunder storms and a tornado warning the Rangers were eliminated from their second postseason i appearance in club history New York swept the bestoff ive series and will move on to the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians starting Tuesday at Yankee Stadium The Rangers have broken new ground by winning two division championships in the past three years However they will look back on this year as a season of incon It included variable per on the mound in the field and at the plate The AL West champions never had the opportunity to become Please tee Rangers on Page Storm couldnt soak fans spirits Arlington Morning News J Mark Regans Lee Snider of Fort Worth watches as it rains at The Ballpark in Arlington Friday night in the sixth inning just after the New York Yankees took a 40 lead over the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series By Kelly D Patterson Staff Writer of the Arlington Morning News Neither a rain delay nor a deficit tempered the spirits of about Texas Rangers fans early Saturday morning They had come to The Ballpark in Arlington to watch Game 3 of the Division Series against the New York Yankees and by God they were going to stay until the bitter end And what a bitter end it was A torrential rainstorm brought the game to a halt shortly after 9 Friday There were two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and Rusty Greer was about to step into the batters box The game resumed at and ended about an hour later with no change The Rangers season ended with a 40 loss They were swept by the Yankees 30 It was the second time in three years the Bronx Bombers celebrated a Division Series win in Texas But the inevitable end didnt seem to matter to the handful of fans who decided to stick it out Fans who had tickets in the cheap seats Please see Heavy on Page HIDDEN WORKFORCE Although few in number mentally retarded employees V the working world Coworkers Gary Sherman left and Mark McElroy work on an assembly line packaging product samples at contract package assembly company in Arlington Arlington Morning News Tom Pox Arlington News John Kennedy With his lunch bag in hand Jerry Bubba Hatcher savors a morning rainbow before he gets a ride to his aunt Sandra Hatcher Work keeps Jerry busy which he said is exactly what he likes By Melanie Busch Staff Writer of the Arlington Morning erry Bubba Hatcher stuffed yet paper towel and sanitary napkin into a sack shoved it toward his coworker and laughed Hes repeated the task hundreds of times since July and will do the same thing for another two weeks until plastic sacks are filled with brochures food items and toiletries 1 love this said the grinning old man who works at the Affirmative Business Groups East Arlington warehouse Ida See how fast I be said pulling his hand from a sack releasing the items inside and placing the filled container pn the table in front of him Uok at roe Im making that money Ha Ha I do good Cross any earning boundary be it lar or white and the rewards of a hard days labor are the same You put in a work week or more you get paid You buy a ear build a house raise a family and pay bills Its life in the free market of A Work makes the world go round Even when youre mentally retarded like Mr Hatcher The benefits of labor for this sector of soci ety people whose minds art more like on greater mean ing when you consider unemployment is more often the ruls than the exception Though it may take extra time to train the mentally retarded on a particular job once they learn it they are loyal and reliable said Margaret employment tor at ABO The public needs to be aware of all they she said I think they can do any But few are working Various studies indi cate between 7 percent and 23 percent adults with mental retardation work full time Temple University study one of most comprehensive reviews of employ ment of the mentally retarded showed 81 percent were not working The unemployed mentally retarded are an untapped reservoir of workers said Nancy Wagner employment director with the Tarrant County Mental Retardation They may not all be able to fix themselves dinner or carry on a conversation about the President Lewinsky sex scan dal but advocates said mentally retarded still can play an important rote ift toe work ing world The ABC workshop is just one place where that can happen said whose agency operates the facility and another like itw Fort Worth Together the workshops that package assemble and collate materials for private on Rate cut has mixed results Analysts split on effect of new interest rate in future By Steve Quinn Staff Writer of the Arlington Morning News The Federal Reserve Banks decision to reduce interest rates last week has left dots all over the assessment chart The federal funds rate cut by onequarter percent on Tuesday is the interest fee that banks charge one another on overnight loans and a key instrument in setting mone tary policy Since the cut the first in three years the following has already happened Some banks have reduced their prime lending rate by the same margin Consumer advocates have implored banks to pass on sav ings with the same overnight immediacy they received from the Fed Economists warn that the longterm downside could be inflation One local business with drew its intent for a public stook offering The stock market dropped and 237 points Wednesday and Thursday respectively then recovered on Friday Meanwhile investors have wished for a greater reduction perhaps another onequarter percent to restore investors faith While the rate did not have an immediate effect on all these actions it pushed some Please see Investment on Page SA Balloon fest draws longtime pilots By Kevin J Shay Staff Writer of the Arlington Morning News ELEVEN HUNDRED FEET ABOVE ALBUQUERQUE The view from the gondola of Mark balloon made even the Michelin Man airship look small Hundreds of hotair balloons filled the clear New Mexico sky early Saturday morning in a show of airships not seen any where else in the world You can see why this is my Mr Ibbotson a Grand Prairie pilot said as he moni tored controls and released propane into Mariah his balloon But you do have to keep very alert The annual Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta the largest event of its kind with 871 bal INSIDE Free Advice Lottery Movies Obituaries Sports Stocks 2A TV listings 1B ISA OPINIONS Testing the boundaries should address questions about proposed site of a sixth high school See Page 7 A BUSINESS Good question Should you put your money into mutual funds or invest directly into stocks See Page 10 A
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