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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 13, 1988, Galveston, Texas Big Two settle differences 2A irst RepublicBank The Right Response Member F D I C iatlu 5JEMS 1988 ill I vuston Newspapers Inc Mack Hayes in the Waterspout Lounge all summer run SAN LUIS ntrnL FRIDAY MORNING MAY TEXAS MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS SUNDAY 75 VOL 146 NO 33 PICKED BY REAGAN Former isle resident named to head Corps of Engineers Page 7B SENTENCED TO DEATH Man convicted of killing 16 people wants quick execution Page 5A THIRD CROWN Ball High after another state track title Saturday Page 1 B INSIDE Bulletin Entertainment Marine TV Listings PASSING PARADE Happy Birthday Edith Enbey Catallna Castro RaRa Morgan Cyn thia Robinson Rita Kerlegan Jen nifer Marsh Nora Brooks John Wilbur Franklin Myrtle Sen nette Printella Williams Laura Morales Antoinette Davis Otis Lee Chambers Stewart Stathkos Portia C Lewis See PASSING 13A WEATHER AREA FORECAST Sunny today High near 80 Fair to night Low in the low 70s Partly cloudy Saturday High near 80 QALVESTONBAY Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots today and tonight Bay waters slightly choppy BEACH WATER 7 7 degrees More Weather 2A CLASSIFIEDS QCTTHC JOB DONE t Mr mm ra 4 Proponents to reveal casino plan ByJACKSTENGLER The Daily News GALVESTON The latest ef forts to mix casino gambling and Galveston will be presented at a press conference set for 6 Mondayat the Key Largo hotel According to proponent Willis Thames details of this effort and the people involved will not be an nounced until the press con ference In addition to considering casino gambling a proposal that has been defeated twice in the last four years some proponents have discussed conducting gambling on cruise ships that originate in Gal veston The cruises to as they are called provide casino gambling in international gulf waters However state law re quires the ship to call at a foreign port before returning to Galves ton This will be the third time in four years a proposal for casino See related story 2A gambling has been made The previous two times the issue went to a nonbinding straw vote of city residents for landbased gambling operations A change in state law to permit casino gambling or lotteries in Texas is needed to submit it as a binding proposition The first straw vote was Jan 21 1984 when the voters were asked if they favored governmentcon trolled legalized gambling on Galveston Island Voters overwhelmingly defeated the proposition The issue was reintroduced in a second straw vote Jan 17 1987 when voters were asked if Galves ton should support statecontrolled casino gambling and municipal lotteries conducted in approved districts The measure again was easily defeated See G AMBLING 13A City eyes control of vicious animals ByJACKSTENQtER The Daily News GALVESTON City Council has instructed City Attorney Steve Williams to draft an ordinance for control of vicious animals in two weeks Williams said Thursday he recently received San Antonios ordinance covering these animals and is studying it He added that Joe Villarreal a San Antonio at torney is an unpaid consultant on this issue He said the attorney has volun teered his services to any city wanting to enact an ordinance to control vicious animals because Missile frigate arrives ByJOELKIRKPATRICK The Daily News GALVESTON A British guid ed missile frigate HMS Am buscade docked in Galveston at Pier 15 Thursday morning for a 13day stay for shoreside mainte nance work The ship arrived at the Galves ton sea buoy at Thurs day and docked in Galveston an hour later The Ambuscade will be open for free public tours 25 Saturday and Sunday Visitors should go to the 16th Street entrance to the piers and approach the gate The ship was placed at Pier 15 by Galveston Harbormaster Oscar Molina Ambuscade is the eighth Royal Navy ship to bear that name The ship is an Amazonclass Type 21 general purpose frigate The informal visit of the ship for its selfmaintenance program came because the ship currently is deployed by the British gov ernment as the West Indies guard ship Such rotations of duty gen erally are for fivemonth periods of time The ship is one of six Type 21 frigates on duty with the Royal Navy There were eight but two HMS Antelope and HMS Ardent were lost during the Falklands conflict with Argentina HMS Ambuscade also participa ted in that conflict The ship is armed with a inch automatic gun Exocet sur facetosurface missiles 20mm guns and Seacat antiaircraft torpedo tubes Thcship a Lynx or Wasp helicopter aboard TWB helicopter to armed with torpedoes or air his was attacked by a pit bulldog Williams said he and Villarreal are studying the possibility of proposing a vicious animal ordi nance which states that after an animal is determined to be vicious the owner would be re quired to obtain at least in liability insurance and keep the animal in a properly enclosed area If the animal is taken out of the enclosed area it would have to be muzzled and on a substantial Williams said Williams has resigned as city See ANIMALS 13A Stall photo by Jim Cruz Angel touchup Sculptor Mark Muhich begins to repaint the Angel of Imagination sculpture in Mary Moody Northen Plaza behind Ashton Villa in Galveston across from the Rosenberg Library He started some needed maintenance work on the piece of art which was erected three years ago after be ing purchased by people in the community who donated it to the library Galveston Blueprint donated the paint and Industrial Materials do nated the primer neededforthe repairs THE BRITISH ARE HERE Low storm surety may be in danger Staff Photo by Jim Cruz HMS AmfrvflCeMft into its Ptor 15 tortft By BILL THOMAS GALVESTON Island property owners face a new threat this year to their relatively low windstorm insurance rates A Corpus Christi attorney has asked the State Board of In surance to grant an area of Padre Island the same low rates given property owners behind Galves tons seawall according to James Nelson one of the three members on the board The request by attorney Michael Terry may offer an opportunity for major insurance companies lo again challenge Galvestons statelegislated exemption from the higher rates paid everywhere else on the Texas coast If successful the loss of the ex emption would roughly quadruple the cost of windstorm insurance for property owners behind the seawall Rather than change the state laws granting Galveston the ex emption the insurers this time will seek to change the rules by which the state board controls the Trolley date off the books ByJACKSTENGLER The Daily News GALVESTON Assurance that the first rail trolley vehicle will arrive is about as far as official reports will go on the subject these days Several months ago the first vehicle was expected to arrive in the city in time for exhibition dur ing this years Mardi Gras cele bration but the arrival date kept moving back until the latest definite time was May 20 TROLLEY 13A I assume this will be an effort to try to take away Galvestons Rep Lloyd Criss writing of insurance in Texas ac cording toState Rep Lloyd Criss I assume this will be an effort to try to do with the rules what they failed to do with the legisla ture to take away Galvestons Criss said The in surance board is a lot more fa vorable lo them than the Legisla ture Almost all Galvestonians must buy windstorm insurance through the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association or Cat See INSURANCE 13A Homes tour to conclude Galvestons 14th annual Historic Homes Tour con cludes this weekend Daily News City Editor Kathy Thomas takes a closeup look at several of Ihese magnificent old homes and tells how to get there in Saturdays Daily News The former presidential yacht Sequoia is arrives in Galveston Saturday for a brief visit See photographer Jim Cruz coverage of the cele brated crafts arrival in Sun days Daily News
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