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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - September 29, 1983, Galveston, Texas                                Teacher training a scandal erot savs j i schildren Public the Select Committee on just let daraagecL TTc dru uamacJino i Texas damaged by incompetence tteeon just let the music go on olaviny anH IM paying and let the children on being the we can save ng people be If you have a piece of chalk and one person you can pretly well eel a yW James Muro dean of North Texas State training has been of Perf fCK training Of Texas teachers in spite of Perot s claim that state boards including one on which Moore sits In todays edition of the Extra Hitchcock student spent the summer learning about prehistoric sites in the on a special study tour the Ciub has begun a weekjy column Watch for the Optimist Bulletin City is getting back into the swing of things after the hurricane according to columnist Mary Ellen Doyle Community College will hold a special series of seminars on relaxation and stress reduction Todays Money Market Reces Oiecking O BOB PAGAN TOYOTA COXSISTEXTLY BETTER SERVICE Interpret County VOL 141 NO 175 Member Associated Press 29 1 9B3 Texas oldest newspaper 55 Daily 75 Sunday AP Madeline left and Pat embrace after reunion Sisters find each other 18 years later a grocery line SAN FRANCISCO AP Pat Speer went to the store looking for cleaning supplies Madeline Cooke went in search of safrZ BuuJ the checkout line they found each other sisters reunited after 18 1 fJrSt MrS Speer recalled Wednesday I My God lhose eyes are I said Are you Mickey And she said Are you Patti iPft ftKmpthfe hugginS tne laughter the tears the talk that had left off when Pat ran away from her adopted parents at age 16 My husband said we made quite a Mrs Speer said I was oblivious to everybody else It was a real high the feeling and the love We had been very close It was still there It was fate Mrs Speer said that put them next to each other a lo san Rarael wasnt really actively looking for her right now But it was As they grew up both sisters became obsessed with finding their StaSf m Hved in 20 mileffrom her natural mother for years without knowing it And Mrs Sneer said her adopted family knew Madelines whereabouts but refused to tell obsessed and Preoccupied with not having a family and the heaviness of the obsession weighs you down until you decide can go out and finri said Mrs r who found their mother and an older brother with the help of a group called Adoptee Liberty Movement Association k 3 Speer knovv a who found v V H er a mother didn1 want lo see her didnt want anything to do with her But my mother was really really excited She said she had prayed it would happen Now the sisters want a real family reunion Ive been Mrs Speer said of her chance meeting It PfP Whe Want to give P and lose 5 TuesdayI bumped into her in mCt lhe Supermarket Sewmld have Storm moves north in Atlantic Tropical Storm Dean pushed northward off the Eastern Seaboard with 60mph winds Wed nesday disabling a tugboat and sweeping the Outer Banks of North Carolina with stiff winds and poun ding surf While the storm remained far from land forecasters at the Na tional Hurricane Center In Miami said it was exected to strengthen slowly as it moved to the north northeast at about 10 mph A commercial tugboat with two of its six crewmen injured was reported sinking in 10foot waves about 300 miles off the coast of Virginia directly in the path of the storm A Coast Guard cutter was at the scene but the rough seas were hampering efforts to transfer the crewmen and take the tug in tow See STORM Page 2A House passes war powers resolution WASHINGTON AP The House approved President Reagans proposed war powers compromise with Congress by a 270161 vote Wednesday authoriz ing him to keep Marines in Lebanon for as long as 18 months Representatives handily approved the resolution avoiding a constitutional confrontation with the president over terms of the 1973 War Powers Act after Speaker Thomas P ONeill Jr appealed for bipartisan action to help bring peace to Lebanon with the aid of the Marines The Senate is expected to take a final vote on the measure Thurs day ONeill turning to his fellow Democrats who control the House told them that it is time to act in a bipartisan I ask you to act today to help the president bring peace and stability to the speaker said Acknowledging that many House members believed 18 months was too long to allow the Marines to remain in Beirut ONeill said the compromise measure was not a blank check as some have On the contrary it establishes unprecedented restraints on the deployment and mission of armed forces he said It clearly limits the scope and role of forces in Lebanon so that the danger of a Vietnamtype escala tion is After the vote Reagan Issued a written statement thanking the House for its strong bipartisan vote today supporting our policies in Lebanon and the continued pre sence of the peacekeeping B A spirit of cooperation between the members of the two parties and between the executive and the legislative branches of our gov ernment has been the traditional hallmark of a successful foreign the president said Today we continue the process of restoring that bipartisan Reagan said he looked to the Senate for a similar demonstra tion of responsible The outcome of the House vote was foretold earlier when members defeated 272158 a proposed amendment that would have re quired the president to invoke the 60day deadline for withdrawing the Marines under the War Powers Act or to assure Congress that a cease fire was in effect and progress was being made toward a political set tlement of the Lebanese civil war Unless the president abided by these restrictions Congress would have cut off funds for support of the Marines who have been sta tioned in Lebanon for more than a See HOUSE Page 2A pounds of food among victims of Alicia LA MARQUE Galveston County grocers and restaurateurs destroyed more than pounds of food following Hurricane Alicia the countys United Board of Health was told Wednesday evening Chief Sanitarian Joe Vickery noted that Gaidos Restaurant Hills Restaurant he didnt specify which and the Anchorage Motor Inn Coffee Shop had not reopened since the hurricane Gaidos and Hills lost all their perishable food he said Vickery also reported that Food Market lost worth of meat frozen foods dairy products and produce Wholesale Grocery in Galveston lost 80 percent of its stock because of roof and water damage Pier 23 Restaurant was virtually destroyed because of water and tornado damage Flagship Hotel sustained damage to its kitchens and will be closed until midOctober created problems in the kitchen at Marriotts Hotel Galvez Balinese Room located over the Gulf of Mexico suffered very little damage the nearby Shrimp Boat Restaurant sustained con siderable damage House and Turner Geriatric Center near Pier 23 suf fered no damage or loss of food to restaurants on The Strand was out for only seven to 12 hours so very little food was lost Food King and Weingartens had to destroy pounds of food Vickery said sanitarians withdrew permits for 35 food establishments on the mainland after Hurricane Alicia He noted that health district personnel canvassed all beachfront homes on Bolivar Peninsula and the West End of Galveston Island Those with exposed septic tank systems or sewer lines were given condemned signs he said ad ding that water meters were pulled until the systems could be repaired Dr Ed Ibert pollution control director for the health district told the board that the effects of Hurri cane Alicia had dominated activi ties of his department since the storm struck He said the Texas City industrial complex shut down just as they had before Hurricane Allen but with one significant difference This time he said a massive power failure caused a crashdown at the plants The storm drove waste from tanks storing crude oil and other substances into traps and the lagoons along State Highway 197 South Ibert noted However on the positive side the Texas City levee and storrawater pump can be con sidered to have paid for themselves on the basis of this one he declared Ibert said removal and burning of debris was beginning to wind down However in unincorporated areas where citizens have to fend for themselves additional time for cleanup will be required he pro jected In other business Wednesday Board Chairman Dr Bemie Mils tein asked that the portion of animalcontrol regulations re garding wild animals be revised Milstein a veterinarian stated that the current language of the regulations could be interpreted as classifying some pets as wild animals For example a boa constrictor being kept as a pet probably was harmless in terms of public health he said Health District Director Dr Kemmerer agreed that the reptile probably would not constitute a hazard to public health unless it got loose and crawled into the neighbors babys crib Weather AREA FORECAST Fair through Friday Highs midSOs Lows mid70s GALVESTON BAY Winds easterly 1015 knots today and tonight Waters slightly choppy BEACH WATER 77 degrees More Weather Page 4B Index Amusements 67C Bridge Briefs 6A Bulletin Board SB Business News IB Comics Y 6B Court Beat Crossword DearAbby Education Beat Horoscope MarineLog Obituaries 6A Police Beat Y YY 6A Sports Texas Outdoors sc TV Listings 6B Viewpoints 2B Want Ads 4B 6B ID 4A 6B ID Passing Parade Dorothy Felis was the Jucky winner of the main award at St Peters Bazaar Its a Girl Lani Katherine Wilicockson was born to Helen and Billy Wilicockson of Galveston on Sept 20 at St Marys Hospital The fourth generation BOI was welcomed by grandparents Harrold and Marjorie Henck of Galveston and greatgrandparents Marjorie Anderson of Galveston and Beth Aspen of Los Angeles People interested in volun teering help or adopting an animal from the Animal Shelter and Adoption Center may call the center at 7626477 between 13 and 4 or visit the shelter at 1127 The Strand Ball Highs German Dancers remind everyone that they will perform before each showing of the Passion Play being pres ented at Mary Moody Northen Amphitheater through Oct 30 The dancers will perform at 6 every night before the show Todays Birthday List includes Alma DArienzo Vanessa Jones Shirley Copeland Anaka Boyd Charles Harris Bernice Ester Samuel Williams Kelly Cherry Lisa Cantu Michael Franklin Michelle McKay France Vucovich Stephen Byrd Joe Maza Michelle DeLosSantos Marie Simmons Jactoe Wilson Gloria Holtzinger Patricia Spence LaTonya Lee Claudette Holzworth Heather Holzworth Kim Ashinore and Andrea Simmons A Special Brithday Salute to Ruby Baty who is 84 years young today Nicaraguan boat sinks 100 feared dead GRANADA Nicaragua AP A boat carrying an estimated 127 passengers and a cargo of livestock caught fire and sank in shark infested Lake Nicaragua before dawn Wednesday Witnesses feared that as many as 100 people died Jose Marenco Torres who was rescued said some screaming pas sengers hurled themselves into the lake when the fire broke out on the Santa Elena although the presence of sharks was well known He said he saw 127 names on a passenger list before he boarded the boat when it stopped at lhe port of Morritos on the eastern shore of the lake about 70 miles from Granada Granada Red Cross Director Daniel Mendoza said 27 people had been rescued and 13 bodies re covered He said the Santa Elena and similar boats were designed to carry about 60 passengers and could not confirm Marencos report of the number of people on board If Marencos report is confirmed 100 people could have been killed in the accident Even though supposedly they have capacity for 60 people they usually carry more than 100 aside from the cargo they take with Mendoza said He said the boats usually take on passengers who show up at dockside at the last moment Weve sent a diving team and two helicopters to find the rest of the he said in a dockside interview with The Associated Press Julio Martinez a boat owner who joined the search said he took most of the survivors from the Santa Elena to Granada Martinez and Marenco said they expected no other survivors to be found The truth is that after a long search we couldnt find any others and because of that we think they Martinez said Officials said the Santa Elena sank at about 2 3 Texas time between the islands of Zapateras and Altagracia more than 30 miles southeast of Managua The boat was on a journey from the southern port of San Carlos to Granada 25 miles south of the capital said he was awakened by screaming passengers at about and saw the engine room in flames I called my brother Pablo and told him Marenco said We went to the bow of the boat and waited for the fire to go out But it didnt so we grabbed some pieces of wood and jumped into the He said he saw people floating around him grasping pieces of barrels and other floating debris   

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