Duncanvillite, October 19, 1989


October 19, 1989

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Duncanvillite (Newspaper) - October 19, 1989, Duncanville, Texas Serving Little d^s Superb Suburbanites Bulk Kate U.S. PostaF»aid Duncanville,! X. Permit No. 145duncanvillite The Only Newspaper in the World Published, Produced and Printed in Duncanvillejor Duncanville Vol.L N0.2S 29M777 Duncanville, Tx. 75116 Price Thursihn, October 19, 1989 Duncanyille's Jay Johnson tries to outrun Kimball defender Micah Philiips near the end of a 47-yard gain on a pass play from quarterback Brian Rawlings to Johnson in last Friday's 16-13 victory by the Panthers over Kimball at Sprague Field. (Photo By Tom Marshall) Clutch fourth quarter rally lifts Panthers over Kimball, 16? 13 Hampered most of the game by turnovers, penalties and a tough Kimball defense, the Duncanville Panther offense produced when the chips were down last Friday, scoring late to help the Panthers to a 16-13 District 11-5A victory. Trailing 13-9 with just a little over four minutes to play in the game, the Panthers received the ball one last time at their own 25-yard line. Quarterback Brian Rawlings completed a key 27Tyard pass to running back Alvin Leavell and a 13-yarder to running back Andre Luster as part of a drive that took Duncanville down to the Kimball nine yard line. Six rushing plays later by Luster moyed the ball to the 1, where Leavell plunged over for the winning scbre. Steve Gibralter added the extra point for the 16-13 lead, but it was academic at that point as the Pothers had managed to use up aUnost all of the game clock on the 75-yard drive. "That was really a character-building drive," explained head coach Doug McCutchen. "We had been struggling a little bit and it was good to see that we could do it in the clutch." Both the Duncanville and Kimball offenses had been experiencing trouble up until that point, with tlie Pantliers being victimized by three interceptions and two fumbles, while the Knights lost four fumbles and suffered one interception. Penalties also played a factor in slowing down the offenses, with Duncanville receiving six penalties totaling 50 yards and Kimball being flagged nine times for 80 yards. Things startied on shaky fooling for Duncanville as the Knights took a" quick 7-0 lead with jiist a little over a minute goiie in the first quarter. Kimball liiiebacker Trent Coit picked off a Rawlings aerial and sprinted 27 yards untouched for the score. After exchanging punts and tum-o 'crs, the Duncanville offense got untracked long enough in the second quai îr for Rawlings to hit wideout Jay '.hnson on a 47-yard strike to set up ; J.9 yard TD dash up the middle on t ie next play by Luster. The PAT failo/J and the Panthers were looking at t le short end of a 7-6 score. The two teams then combined to exchange the ball three times on turn- Band seeks 10th Champions Trophy Duncanville's High School Band will try to make it 10 in a row, as they journey to the Cotton Bowl at the State Fair Saturday for the Parade of Champions Marching Band Contest The DHS marching band is under the direction of Tom Shine, Brian Merrill, and Emilio City to dedicate amphitheater in honor of slain officers overs, with the final turno" ^^ leading 10 a 38-yard field goal by Sieve Gibralter just before the half to give Duncanville a 9-7 lead at intermission. In the third quarter, Kimball re-gaincxi the ieiul when Brandon Harrison fielded a Panther punt and dashed 44 yards unscathed into the end zone. The point after try failed, but Kimball was suddenly looking at a 13-9 lead. The two teams then struggled back and forth for field position before the Panthers put together their winning drive at the end of the game. Despite the closeness of the score, Duncanville's defense really dominated the game, limiting the Knights to just six first downs and 137 yards totkl offense. Kimball was forced to punt eight limes and turned the ball over five times, scoring both their touchdowns on interception and punt returns. "The defense played an extfemely good game," McCutchen said. "From a defensive standpoint, we couldn't have played any better." Middle linebacker Charles King See PANTHERS, Page 5 Following a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the City Council Monday night agreed to dedicate the city's new amphitheater in memory of two Duncanville police oiTicers killed in the line of duly in 1979. Although an exact date has not been set for the dedication, it is expected to be scheduled sometime in the first week of December when the 10th anniversary of the deaths of the two officers will be observed. Officers Michael Poe and Roger Hobden were killed Dec.3, 1979, when their squad car was struck at a high rate of speed by a burglary suspect's vehicle they were pursuing . Poe and Hobden are the only Duncanville officers ever killed in the line of duty. The matter of naming the amphitheater, which is located adjacent to Kidsville near City Hall, in honor of the two officers had met with some opposition from the council but drew heavy support from CHincanville police officers and area residents. In other ainion Mortdsy ni^t, the council referred to the Park Board to further study a recommendation that age and time limits be instituted for No iiiic in ;illcndjncc Monday the use of Kidsville, the city's com- s|K)ko in favor or against ihc propos- munity park near the City Hall com- als for Kidsville. plex off WheaUand Road. See COUNCIL, Page 2 First; l^^Sa^^'-w..' • ...........Landfill 4,changing With the adoption of the 1989-90 budget Oct 1, the Saturday Duncanville Landfill operation was reduced to 12 Saturdays per year. Effective Nov. 4, the landfill will be open on the first Saturday of each month from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. If inclement weather prompts closing the landfill on the fu-st Saturday of any month, the landfill will NOT be open for Saturday operation until the first Saturday of the following month. REMINDER: All vehicles entering the landfill must be covered. The state requires all vehicles hauling garbage or trash and travelling upon the roadway system SHALL be enclosed in a container or covered with a tarp, net or other means to properly secure the load to prevent the escape of any part of the load by blowing or spilling. Looking historic, the First Assembly of God church «¡11 soon have a new name. The congregation ha.s moved to DeSoto after 46 years in the heart of Duncanville. Photo by Dave Cauric Duncanville^S First Assembly moves to DeSoto after 46 years In case it has gone by unnoticed to some 'Duncanvillc residents, the historic Fu-sl Assembly of God church at Main and Center has recently moved to DeSoto, or at least the congregation has. According to Donna Cooley, secretary at the church. First Assembly has sold their old building to an individual, who will in turn sell or rent it to another church. The 46-year-old downtown First Assembly has relocated to 1400 N. Hampton Road, where they bought the old El Bethel facilities. The move gives First Assembly twice as much room, the secretary said.. Although First Assembly's old building is very conspicuously located in the heart of Duncanville, it is by no means the oldest in the city. According to long-time resident Fred Harrington, the Methodist and Christian churches are both at least 100 years old. Harrington said he used to live right next door to the First Assembly and remembers going to bed as a child arid hearing the preaching and singing in the church during revivals and special services through his dpen window. He said the present building in downtown Duncanville was built sometime in the '60s. Villarreal. Michael Rowden is director of Silver Flags and Beth Clark is director of the High Hats. Seniors do part for local antidrug effort In a bid for its 10th straight , Sweepstakes Trophy, the DHS Bànd, Silver Flags and High Hats perform in the preliminaries at 5t30 p.m. The competition draws Ic^ marching bands not only from ;:TeXas, but also from the SsiOTOunding states. ^^Traditionally, the DHS band is dRieered on by a large contingency from Duncanville. Band lovers from distant towns who have heard of the DHS band's reputation, watch with , great interest. Parade of Champions finals will be held Saturday night. A week later (Saturday, Oct. 28) the band will travel to Piano to represent District XX in the UIL. Regional Contest with the hope of kivancing to the state finals in Austin next month. Suspect in baby scalding released on lowered bond Two-year-old Justin Everett, who was severely scalded with hot water last week in Duncanville, was still in critical condition as of Monday, according to Duncanville police. The boy has been in tlie ICU Bum Center at Parkland Hospital with third degree bums over about one-third of his body since Tuesday night of last week, according to a report previously issued by the public relations department. After a $150,000 bond was posted for Jeff Stewart, 22, of Duncanville, who was arrested at the hospital On charges of injury to a child, he was sent back to the county and arraigned again, at^ which time the bond was lowered to $14,000. Stewart, the boyfriend of the victim's mother, is out on bond, according to a police department spokesman. The police report indicated that the incident was claimed to be an accident, but that evidence indicated it was intentional. Bruises were found on the child's chest, arms, and face, the report said. Several ladies at the Senior Citizens Center Friday put together some red ribbons as their part in fighting the dmg war. Red Ribbon Week and Drug Free America by mayoral proclamation in Duncanville coincides with National Drug Free America Week Ocu 22-29. Hie grass roots community awareness program will focus on a dmg free America, and senior citizens and other civic groups in Duncanville will be demonstrating their commitment to dmg free, healthy lifestyles by wearing and displaying red ribbons during the fai^jng p^^t in the community service pr(»ject to fight the week-long campaign. ¿rug war are (from left): Laura Gaunt, Ruby Wells, Hazel Ribbons will be available for the community to parUcipale at the (activities supervl.sor), library and city hall, courtesy of the ¡vj^rie Welling. Duncanville senior citizens. Hall, Earlene Beard, Mildred Reeve.s, Mary Adair, ^'io^a Betty Minshew Musgrave and Phi>U) by Dave Courii- ;