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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - November 5, 1994, Galveston, Texas High School Football Scoreboard High 20 Clear Lake 34 Hitchcock 35 Dickinson 49 La Porte 6 Clear Creek 20 Stafford 25 Santa Fe 7 Texas City 28 Forest Brook 21 OConnell 42 La Marque Angleton 3 Friendswood 14 Mount Carmel 19 Columbia 50 0 State champs Heritage Christian Eagles take Class A sixman football title See Sports 1B o GALVESTON COUNTY AILY NEWS Saturday Novembers 1994 50 cents Vol 152 No 206 Heber Taylor Dont vote for Perry Anders ith the election just around the corner Ive discovered the candi dates are in favor of families and d to crime this year those sentiments are fine Im not sure they count for much in the way of job qualifications especially for political positions As Mr Jeff the old farmer used to say good character and blue blood are nice But when you want a worker to haul in the hay or haul off the garbage skills he thought would come in handy in politics youd best be looking for a strong back Mr Jeff had some strange ideas about politics He was a great reader and he somehow got inter ested in the politics of the old Greeks and Romans Whenever I would haul hay for Mr Jeff he would tell me about the wise laws of Periander tyrant of Corinth whom he called Perry Anders of Karnth first law according to Mr Jeff was that a rich man or big shot could have only a few hired hands Now I only got you and Rufus to help and yall done got this hay pile so crooked its gonna take us two days to straighten it he would say But if Id hired Billy Bob and Elmer too I would have had twice as many worthless workers and Id have twice the mess I have now We could get rid of all the big ugly corporations if we passed this law Same thing for labor unions This law could save the country I tell second law was that a man couldnt live beyond his means I know you boys dont think much of that law since yall done asked eight times already for an advance on your he would say But after we got 90 percent of the folks in this country bonded out of jail that law would be the salvation of third law was that country people should be allowed to visit the big city but they shouldnt be allowed to live there Mr Jeff predicted accurately that all us boys would leave the country life behind and he also predicted life in American cities would decline I got to thinking that Old Periander might have had a point or two I got to thinking that Old Periander if he were alive and had a good campaign manager might be able to take an election or two yet Then I got to thinking about what would happen if he actually won If we outlawed hired hands Id be out of a job If we outlawed debt Id be in jail If we didnt let country boys live in cities Id have a completely different future to look forward to a future of hauling hay So I slapped a couple of bumper stickers on my truck and came out hard in favor of families and against crime I plan to vote that way Tuesday and hope you do too Heber Taylor is assistant man aging editor of The Daily News Teen held on murder charge in womens shooting By NOE HERNANDEZ The Daily News GALVESTON A 19yearold man was arrested Friday and charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting of two Galveston women Damon Brandon of Galveston was charged in the shooting death of Mil dred Shinette 35 who died when gun fire erupted between members of two gangs Sunday in the 2500 block of GALVESTON Avenue L Glen 20 was shot in the arm Brandon was arrested at Friday by officers Carl Lomax and Harold Beasley of the Galveston Police Departments Juvenile Division said it was an Beasley said Hes sorry for what he Brandon gave a lengthy statement to police About 30 youths were in the street but only two of them were fight ing Beasley said After a fistfight one of the youths started shooting Brandon got his gun when some Shinette youths started shooting at him Beasley said He shot into a group of people who were out in the Beasley said Brandon was taken to the County Jail and held on a bond on the murder charge and bond for attempted murder Police recovered a 357caliber pis See TEEN 14A BLAST FROM THE PAST Above Central Middle School student Haley Siggers holds a musket as Peter Stines explains how the antique firearm operates at the Samuel May Williams home Friday afternoon Below Rodney Lemmons uses a draw knife to shave a piece of wood as reenactor Kraig White supervises Early 19thcentury tools will be demonstrated at the Days of the Republic Encamp ment today Photos by Kevin Bartram 19th century life returns to isle By JANICE SIMON The Daily News GALVESTON Central Middle School students learned Friday that life in the days of the Texas Republic was a little like life on Gilligans Island Luxuries were few GALVESTON You had to carry stuff on your said Bobby Marett a 13yearold Central Middle School student who determined life was hard in the old days There were no cars and no Tools and techniques of the early 19th century are being demonstrated today at the Days of the Republic Encamp ment at the Samuel May Williams home 3601 Ave P The demonstration is open from 10 to 4 The encampment will include a candle maker and several musicians said David Bush Galveston Historical Founda tion spokesman About 150 students trekked to the Williams home Friday to see three men demonstrating what life was like for the Texan and Mexican soldiers who fought in the war for Texas independence The demonstrators camped on the grounds of the historic home Friday night One of the biggest draws was Al Meyer who was making his own musket balls by melting lead on a campfire It looked cool how they made the Marett said Meyer a 34yearold engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers was demonstrating the life of a long a See BLAST 14A State jobless lowest since 91 The Associated Press DALLAS The state unem ployment rate for October dropped percentage point to percent the lowest rate since June 1991 the Labor Department said Friday The September unemploy ment rate was percent National jobless page 13A The last time that we had an unemployment rate of below percent it was percent in June said Luker regional economist for the Labor Departments Bur eau of Labor Statistics Were having strong job growth in Texas People are Unemployment Texas vs the nation 8 0 16 E 4 v c 3 2 o 0 B September U October The Daily News encouraged by the improving labor conditions here and by and large theyre finding Luker said The Labor Department bases its finding on a survey of households The survey was restructured in January and the bureau cautioned that this years results are not com comparable with esti mates for prior years Bob Gaddie Southwest regional commissioner for the bureau said the October un employment rate returned to about its January level after strong increases in the first three months of the year and a relatively stable summer in the 6 percent range Compared to October 1993 last months unemployment rate was down a full percent age point from percent The quarterly unemploy ment rate considered a less volatile reading was per cent through October Police Mother sank car with children inside Boyfriend didnt want family The Associated Press UNION Susan Smiths boyfriend didnt want a readymade family So investigators say she drove to a lake and with her two little boys still buckled in their safety seats sent the car rolling into the murky water Then she walked away On Friday townspeople jeered her as she was led into court in handcuffs Hold your head up Youre a baby murderer one woman shouted at Smith after nine days in which she insisted the boys were abducted by a carjacker who forced her out on a lonely road Her lawyer waived the bail hear ing and Smith never appeared in court She was taken to a prison near Columbia where a spokeswoman said she would be kept in isolation for her safety The 23yearold secretary was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the drownings of 3yearold Michael and 14monthold Alexander Prosecutor Thomas Pope said he may seek the death penalty Smith confessed and led authorities to the car sub merged in John D Long Lake where divers had unsuccessfully searched for her burgundy 1990 Maz da investigators said The bodies were found in the back seat Sheriff Howard Wells said an autopsy indicated the boys were alive when the car plunged into the lake on Oct 25 Her whole world was a law enforce ment source told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity She caught her husband in adultery She was having a relationship with another guy and he was breaking it off He had told her he wasnt ready for a readymade Tom Findlay 27 said in a statement through his lawyer that he broke off their relationship Oct 18 I was not ready to assume the important respon of being a he said That was not the only reason he said and At no time did I that her children were the only obstacle in any poten tial relationship with He and Smith worked at Conso Products where Findlay was a graphic artist his lawyer James P Cooney III said father is company presi See MOTHER 14A Smith Weather Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms High in the South wind near 15 mph and gusty Part ly cloudy tonight with a low near 60 GALVESTON BAY South wind near 25 knots and gusty Bay waters rough Scattered to numerous showers early See Weather Page 2A Inside Health 3A L The Labor Department hopes to pass regulations aimed at protecting workers from repetitive motion injuries before the end of President Clintons first term County 6A Santa Fe school district voters decide a million bond election today Polls are open from 7 to 7 at San ta Fe High School on Warpath Avenue Sports 3B Hakeem Olajuwon scored 19 points as the Houston Rockets opened their season with a 9086 defeat of New Jersey Applause 9B Business 13A Classified 114C Comics 11B Crossword 9B Dear Abby 9B Lottery 2A Movies 8B Obituaries 4A Opinion 12A Passing Parade 2A Sports 17B TV Listings 10B
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