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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1992, Galveston, Texas 7 EAST PROBLEM RELEASING SATELLITE PAQE 11A Sunday Morning August The Voice of Galveston County for 150 Years Vol 150 No 114 Daily 50 Cents Sunday 1C By ROBERT HOUGH The Daily News GALVESTON The Republi can National Conventions immedi ate impact on Galvestons econo my will be substantial But Galveston County Republi cans say the real payoff should come from the impressions people take home with them Kris Ann Vogelpohl vice chair man of the South Galveston Coun ty Republican Party said many of those who come to Galveston dur ing the convention could have a say in where future business con ventions are held So many of these individuals represent business groups and busi ness she said Were going to do everything we can to show them they could do nothing better than bring their convention Bush to unleash TV ads Monday Page 9A Opinion ClintonGore ticket is OK Page6B Vogelpohl who is also a conven tion delegate said between 300 and 400 hotel rooms have been booked for groups affiliated with the con vention And thousands of people in Houston for the convention are expected to visit Galveston she added Ron Vuy general manager at the San Luis Hotel said We have exceeded our group room goals for August at the Inn at San Luis and the San Luis Hotel August looks Greyhound kennel customers arent barking for more By ROBERT HOUGH The Daily News LA MARQUE Own and race your own greyhound reads the ad Its inexpensive and easy Charley Head a Galveston bar ber is serving as the local sales representative for Cadillac Ken nels of Florida Inc His advertise ment has run recently in local newspapers Similar ads have run in greyhound racing magazines and The Wall Street Journal The kennels sales literature reads Cadillac Kennel has cre ated and set the standard by which only the best are But Gary Guccione secretary treasurer of the National Grey hound Association said his organi zation has heard from many dis satisfied Cadillac customers We have had more complaints on them than on any other party in the last 20 he said Head said he began working for Cadillac after buying two dogs and has had no problems with the ken nel He said local interest in buying a greyhound has been high Ive been getting a lot of calls on the he said Cadillac sells not just the dog but includes the costs of raising and training the animal Cadillac contracts with boarders and train ers to raise and train the dogs The kennel which often is out of state receives 65 percent of the grey hounds earnings while the owner gets 35 percent A list of available greyhounds shows a price of for a selec tion of 16 dogs Head said the number of com plaints received about Cadillac Kennels has occurred because of their size I think theyre the biggest in the he said Youre going to get more Guccione said complaints are passed along to the party in ques tion Cadillac has responded to com he said Some seem to get resolved in an amicable way others Mike Turners complaint is un resolved Turner a resident of Marietta said he saw one of Cadillacs ads in a magazine and took the plunge spending to buy a dog Larry Kropp president of Cadil lac Kennels said he breeds dogs and buys litters He said his dogs have championship bloodlines Turner said he learned this wasnt the case with his dog The guy that bred the pup called me Turner said He told me he sold the whole litter for a few hundred Kropp said his company hires boarders and trainers to take care of the dogs Phyllis and Charles Nipper of Jacksonville said they have board ed hundreds of dogs for Kropp but they will soon stop doing business with his firm Its not worth the Phyl SeeDOGS 11A MEDAL COUNT The countries with the most total medals as of Saturday August 1 Unified United SATURDAY Track and field Briton Linford Christie and American Gail Devers were crowned king and queen of the fast lane Miller won three medals none gold Kim Zmeskai was shut out in womens event finals Two other competitors received the first perfect scores of the games TODAY Track and field continues vs Japan in baseball Spain vs in basketball See Sports Page 1B Id last pi like it will be a good solid He said August is traditionally a slow month because school start ing dates have been moved up A total of delegates and al ternates will attend the convention along with tens of thousands of guests Vogelpohl said they all will have ample opportunity to visit the island There are no sessions during the day except for Monday and Tues day so theres time for people to go she said Many of the people who are coming will bring their spouses and families The person not attending the con vention will usually take the chil dren and do scenic convention Tours of Galveston have been lined up for those interested in making the trip south with ample time included for shopping on The Strand The Vermont delegation will be among the visitors Vogelpohl said Vermont dele gates will be here for a Welcome to Texas party She said Galveston was the only town outside Harris County cho sen to host such a party Were really indebted to the Houston Host Committee to have been given the opportunity to host this she said Well really be able to show off our seafood and our Dubbed the Gulf Coast Seafood Extravaganza the invitationonly party will feature specialties from Bennos Gaidos the Tremont House and the San Luis Hotel Although the party is by invita tion only Vogelpohl said its not a partisan affair She said several Democratic elected officials will be on the guest list Vogelpohl said each member of the delegation will be given a copy of the book Historical Galveston and a packet of information about area sights The Republican National Con vention concludes on Aug 20 Vogelpohl said many people asso ciated with the convention are expected to vacation in the area through the weekend Oneyearold Jecy Wails reaches out to touch stick horses at the Kemah Carnival Stall photo by Sonja R Faughn Saturday while supervised by her father Ebdo Guerrero of Baycliff Blessing of Fleet starts with bang By JANICE SIMON The Daily News KEMAH The 24th annual Blessing of the Fleet started off with a bang here Saturday morning Fire engines police cars and ambulances blasted their sirens during a parade that wound under the SeabrookKemah bridge on state Highway 146 The parade kicked off weekend festivities honoring shrimpers The parade was followed with music arts and crafts a carnival and dancing Booths and bands provided most of the amusement Saturday Gene Gessler was busy blowing up bright bouquets of balloons People come to a festival like this and balloons go hand in he said Bal loons take away the cares of the Gessler recently retired as a plant man ager and began selling balloons I decided that I was going to do some thing that I he said I get to stand out in the sun and meets lots of nice people I really like working with kids You can learn from those little people They are so straightforward and so honest Its refreshing to be around Nancy Cuello of Alvin peddled fruit sal ad popcorn at her booth The popcorn is yellow green pink and purple and tastes like fruit I wanted some flavored popcorn in my said Cuello who owns Nancys Par ty Shop I found about this woman who makes Festivities will continue today with a boat parade at 2 and live music The Ramsey III Choir will take the stage at noon and Music Express will follow at 1 The band Z will play after the parade at The boat parade can be viewed from any where along the waterfront and there are no designated parking areas said Police Chief Gary Harter They can park anywhere on the side of the roads or here at the he said Shrimpers will parade their boats which will be blessed by two clergymen Parade winners will be announced Kent keeps courtroom palaver to a minimum By JIM BRIGANCE The Daily News GALVESTON Samuel B Kent is a federal dis trict judge He is not he emphasizes the George Patton of the federal Kent presides over hundreds of federal cases however with all the presence and sense of timing of a field commander I want this place to be a bright light of he says in a way which ought to convince any attor ney Those who dont share Kents passion for cutting through courtroom histrionics and paperwork may find difficulty here Sam Kent was recommended to his post by Sen Phil Gramm in October 1990 He had been a sea lawyer with a firm specializing in admiralty law here for 15 years His fatherinlaw was High School football coach Charles My family moved to Houston from Denver when I was he explains After I graduated from law school at the University of Texas I decided to practice in Galveston My wife just didnt want to live anywhere else I love it here too I plan to stay here the rest of my career unless I get appointed to the Supreme Kent is only 43 years old but he already holds the record for appearances in Galvestons federal court house I represented 26 cases here when I was a lawyer more than he says proudly Judge Hugh Gibson was my favorite judge in the whole world I learned a lot from him I have this job in stewardship only I want to use the best of what Ive learned and 30 years from now pass the job on to the next judge in excellent Kent is presiding over the suit against American Airlines brought here by attorneys for Continental and Northwest Airlines The trial is scheduled to begin next summer Already he has fired an opening shot at attorneys for both sides by issuing a stinging order which outlines how the trial will be conducted and by whom He of course is the Im often wrong but never in he says laughing easily Lawyers want fairness in a court room but they also want finality Whether they win or lose they want to know something decisive has happened There are some worldclass attorneys who prac tice here and then there are what I call some tal ented teenagers You cant let the older more expe rienced ones run wild or they will You have to keep a rein on them keep them in the circle The others you just have to channel their enthusiasm I think you can have fun in the courtroom and I encourage humor I dont want my courtroom to be Draconian and scary See KENT 11A Kent GULLIES FORECAST THE DAILY NEWS WEATHER GULL PREDICTS Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunder storms High near 90 Low in the low 80s GALVESTON BAY South winds 5 to 10 knots Bay waters smooth BEACH WATER 89 degrees PASSING PARADE Happy birthday Bill Coch rane Jamie Johnson Juanita Muesse Shelby Kypreos Mil licient M Sears Angelia C Gomez Alice Pritchett Dawn Jerry Jouanetta McClain Vin cent Weston Patsy Cooper Myrtle Grady Dorothy Archie and Ora Lee Johnson Happy anniversary Lane and Norma Mitchell PASSING 11A IN SPORTS INDEX Oilers Cowboys tussle in Tokyo See story Page 1B OB Dear Police TV Celebrating 150 Years Of Service Call 7443611 For Home Delivery
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