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Baytown Sun, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1987, Baytown, Texas Special edition spotlights new for fashions PARTLY CLOUDY skies with a low temperature in the upper 70s are forecast for Thursday Mostly fair skies 20 percent likelihood of rain and a high temperature in the upper 90s are expected on Fri From 8 Wednesday to 8 a low of SO degrees and a high of 97 were Volume Paptoton i i MORE THAN READERS EVERY DAY Telephone Number 4228302 August 1987 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER Texas 77520 25 Cents Per Copy Green Tort law may prove beneficial By BRUCE GUYNN State Gene Green said Wednesday tort reform wont result in lower insurance rales in the short in the long it could result in lower rates tor some groups and I Speaking to the Baytown Rotary said the states that have approv ed tort reform havent seen any decrease in insurance rates in the short The Texas Legislature approv ed a tort reform package during one of its special sessions this But even yithout tort Green predicts insurance rales will Green noted that insurance rates are Rates were high in the Over the past year and a insurance companies have made record according to Green predicted insurance companies will become more competitive to attract customers and this could mean lower The tort reform package in cludes a cap on the amount of money that can be awarded for punitive damages in surance rales fetecause insurance companies will know the extent of their liability In case a client a according to Green said the tort reform package also provides for penalties against frivolous lawsuits and frivolous This us a twoedged sword that can either benefit the plaintiff or defendant in a according to In a case where someone has really been it could hasten the settlement of the he Tort reform also places on where lawsuits can be Green said this should cut down on the number of suits filed in Matagorda where juries are known for their generous awards The new legislation also at tempts to eliminate situations where a party in a multi defendant lawsuit ends up pay ing the bulk of the damages just because he has the most money or the best insurance Green indicated the billion mx approved by the Texas was a better alternative than cutting funding for education and If binding was cut to educa local school districts would have to make up the difference by increasing property Pearce Street Journal Genetic defect TilemanResearcher Charles White dug deeply for this He discovered poverty Is You can get it from your FH Around Town BRENDA CONTELLA stays busy and James Osgood are in the right place at the right time for Lauren and Ruth Henderson get compliments on their home improvement VIE W FR OM T WORK CONTINUES on the widening of Farm Road 2100 from near the MissouriPacific Railroad Tracks to Highway Bay has a contract to widen 2100 from two to four a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transpor tation The project is scheduled for comple tion In the third quarter of Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey Peace plan raises doubts Reagan proposal gets suspicious reception on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON A joint Central American peace in itiative by President Reagan and House Speaker Jim Wright is being greeted warily in Con where members on both sides of the political spectrum voiced doubts about its chances and about each others See related Page 13A Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday from Managua that he was willing to discuss the peace which would ask his government to restore democratic shun Soviet bloc military aid and agree lo a ceasefire in return for a suspension of military aid to the Contra rebels opposing his Sandinisla The government of Nicaragua invites the govern ment of the United States lo Im mediately initiate negotiations in Managua or in a third country to have an un conditional dialogue to discuss the said American Ortega Contra political leaders met with Reagan on Wednesday after the proposal was announc ed and indicated that while they welcomed the plan and were willing to negotiate a they likely would have reserva tions about specific Reagan called the develop ment a general agreement with congressional leaders to put aside the military option and pursue a diplomatic track toward Central American peace at least until when S100 million in aid to the rebels runs The plan was being offered for consideration at a meeting today in Guatemala between Ortega and the presidents of the other four Central American meeting to discuss a similar pro posal by Costa Riean President Oscar Neither Contra backers nor opponents made any commit ment on what would happen on military aid should the initiative The White House made it clear it would seek a and congressional opponents said they would fight such a re Wright said he believed the in itiative represented the best hope for Central American peace in a and cited a positive letter from the Nicaraguan ambassador to Carlos Tunner The plan calls for an im mediate ceasefire in Nicaragua followed by negotiations to be completed by During that the administration would refrain from asking for renewed Contra and the Nicaraguans would lift their state of emergency and restore civil rights and After the United States would suspend Contra and Nicaragua would agree to stop receiving aid from Cuba J tfae Soviet Union and would a timetable for new elections Negotiations between the United Nicaragua and other na tions of the region would follow aimed at eliminating foreign military per sonnel in Central America and setting up a regional security On Capitol members of Congress suggested that most moderate lawmakers seemed to be accepting the initiative in although questioning some of its specifics and doub ting its chances for The speaker has undertaken an enormous said David a staunch opponent of Contra But he added that the agreement means the credibility of this ad ministration is on the This administration has pur sued six years of It just seems to me they could pursue 60 days of Bonior Skepticism was greatest among the most conservative and most liberal with some rejecting the idea Conservative Republican Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming called it the least promising in itiative 1 have ever heard saying the move invited stalling by the Jack said the IranContra and in particular the testimony of Oliver had swung public opinion in favor of Contra Officials say fast trackREL plan saving time By DAVID MOHLMAN Although poor weather delayed reconstruction efforts at Robert Lee High School earlier this school of ficials believe the fast track approach now being used by the district could help make up for lost Reconstruction is expected to be finished between mid November and early Under normal architects would finish all draw ings for a project and school of ficials would give copies to general contractors who wished to bid on the according to Charles Bud associate superintendent of Gloss said general contractors submit a proposal after seeking bids from subcontractors on the electrical and steel An entire set of plans for a pro ject such as this one normally re quires about six months for com said Another six weeks is usually needed for general contractors to get bids and to submit a proposal for the overall he The district then would choose the lowest bid for the provided school are satisfied with that general con tractors said Under normal only then would work under the fast track construction the district the project quickly by selecting an architect The Baytown Group Associated Architects and a general con tractor Fire Service tion only days after the April 29 As drawings are finished for each part of the are awarded and workers begin that part of the said This procedure allows workers to pour concrete for building piers and to install underground although other rebuilding drawings arent yet couldnt even have bid the concrete until all plans were completed if wed have gone said Repeat energy crisis could expels say O HOUSTON AP Anlenergy crisis worse than that of the 1970s could befall the United if oil shipments are disrupted through the Strait of two experts We would go very quickly past S50 per barrel of somewhere up said Arved president of Houstonbased Hydrocarbon There is no tell Teleki and George Mitchell chairman of Mitchell Energy Development on Wednesday held a news conference to outline implications for the United States of a disruptionof Youre going to go through the 70s cycle of gas school shutdowns and problems all over the said George chairman of Mitchell Energy Development The national security is at Mitchell has long argued for government support for the domestic oil beginning with repeal of the windfall fits increasing national energy selfsufficiency while lowering Last the United States consumed more oil than the year before and produced with imports filling the Mitchell year will be the same higher consump lower production and increased The greater our dependence on the greater will be the effect of a disruption on our Mitchell Now were importing nearly 40 percent of our Teleki We are up against a very disturb complicated Teleki To an extraordinary the decision making process has been lost by us and has been transferred to one of the most dangerous areas of the Teleki currently estimates chances of a disruption of oil through the Strait of Hormuz at about 30 up from about fivepercent earlier this Iran is threatening to attack Kuwaiti oil tankers and military convoys escorting Iran and Iraq have been at war for seven 3D Fire 5A Movie Police Television Succeeds McKnight Albert Keech new pastor at Calvary Temple By LOUISE SHAW The Albert Keech III is the new pastor of Calvary Tem ple Word of God 7310 Keech sue1 ceeds the W ill i a ml who founded the church in now serves M bishop of several chur ches and is president of Cornerstone Theological Seminary in Keech is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas and the International Bi ble Institute and Seminary in He previously served as associate pastor of Blue Grove Assembly of God Church in Lan Keech also has held the posi tions of minister of music and principal of New Life Christian Fellowship and Academy in Huntsville and music of minister at Faith Outreach Center in Con From January 1981 to June Keech served as minister of music at Calvary Temple Word of God Keech grew up in the His the Albert Keech is pastor of a church in Wellknown for their the family performed as the Keech Family Gospel In high Keech played the lead in Oklahoma and in college he played the lead in the Trial by He and his have three and 6 Keech said he sees no drastic changes in the church under his He wants the church to appeal to all races and My major goal is to present the gospel and to see people sav Keech Truil QOJ MMItlffMTll KWUH I wWf PtVMltT y 32USS1 wIM nWI OTjfrVIVn 4221302 1 CMMMNMNf BAYSH0RE MOTORS HM Twr K Ann
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