Amarillo Daily News in Amarillo, Texas
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Amarillo Daily News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Amarillo, Texas Chance encounter leads to death prison Huntsville Tex. Puli a he was a five ume loser at age 43 she was hitchhiking away from her problems at age 16. They met at dusk on a Roadside near a Small town and Rode through four North Texas counties in a semitrailer truck. The Nde ended her life and sent him Back to prison. A Norman Jean Luson s Btu in was found beside a Road South of Grapevine. Tex., 11 Days before Clust Mas last year. On Friday the 13th of Manuan. Jimmy Kay Hicks was arrested by officers who found him sitting in his car outside the Starlight club near Grapevine and charged him with murder Norma Jean had died from internal bleeding which began when a fractured Pelvic Bone punctured her liver Hicks did not deny he had been with her but he did deny wrongdoing on de. 13, Hicks out of prison for about four months and working As a truck Driver for a Concrete company was hauling gravel on his nightly run from Bridgeport to Plano and Lewisville he was accompanied by Marie j Aikson. A waitress Norma Jean unison was hitch King on the Northern Edge of Lewisville at Sundown Fie was a High school dropout who left Home moved m with a Boyfriend and worked As a waitress Hicks and miss Jackson offered her a ride. Quot Marie talked to her a lot More than i did Quot Hicks Rei alled from the diagnostic unit at the state prison i paid her no mind a Norma Jean divided to Nde along but Btu ame ill and spent the trip with her Knees in the end of the truck and her head in mane Jackson s Lap in Lewisville miss Jackson left the truck and Hicks and Nonna Jean continue Al to i Lano where he Rei alls gig her water and a cloth to wipe her face she was feeling better and asked for a Nde to Denton then Devatur then changing her mind again. Denton. Suddenly a a he w Nti i to get out right then and there. Hicks Sarifa c hosted we turn Annid the truck was moving Hentzi the cab Dir 1 got hold of her coat As As to ing to jump out Quot she put one hand on the Dixie and the other on the and push sol herself away film the truck backward onto the Road Quot what happen Al next was crucial to the slate s Alli gation Hicks commit Al a crime if his truck ran Over her. He was legally obligated to obtain medical help it it did not. She was k Gally resaw Snible for her own in Urit s Hicks went Back to the girl who was ii Necious covered her and moved her Oft the to Highway he said he could not lift her into the High cab of his Nick and instead Don e to his Lewis Ille Home for his pickup Ruck he i eur Neil and carried the girl in his pickup to his brother s Home in Grapin Ine Quot my sister in Law suggest Ixl we take her to the Hospital but the girl then said she wanted for me to Rizic Moi Nikii it Quot Vvs ii it Ltd a of Itu Oil Doii Sprail Amarillo daily news a a now Limo Wiitam a Zailin �011 pm \ Kil l is. A. Al in 11, l�?~l7t gunmen seize soviet jetliner 2 men demand flight to Sweden pole position for Good fishing a i not in it Koto v Lake up their Pule positions As they wait fora s . Sun sparkle a on the Wali i on a Ila bile w Hile in i Shiing from a narrow pier on Lou i Island m it it Hen it s really ii Iee to Haxe the Sui Niiler Tel from school. Helsinki Finland ill pm two Hussian speaking gunmen sunday tii jacked a Soviel Aeroflot jetliner on a Domestic Fli tit Force it it to land in my Demaiti Dixi they be flown to Evv Axlen government officials said the plane cart i 72 passenger plus Itie Crew of the twin Jet Rupido 13�? it on a flight from pen Skoy to Leningrad five giver nuent ministers held talks with lie hijackers at tie plane s Gangway Deputy in me minister to hankies Vir Olamen Luxl tie govern meet Noiin steal at the Airport and h i reign minister of a Aavo \ aria Lien was flying to the Airport from Lapland Vir Olamen told a news Brief my that initial Contact Lead been made with the hijackers at die Gangway a i to govern Niento will shortly Evgin negotiations it a secret place Vir Olamen said the Lutai kers Hill said they want Safe conduct to sex Glen and did not necessarily wish to take the passengers Witti them swedish and finnish government of to vials were in continuous Contact a swedish government source said Airport said the hijackers had intended to go Din try to Sweilen but had to land in Helsinki for Lack of fuel i was the second hijacking of an Aeroflot plane to Scandinavia in six i eks tie plane Uliks like it is going to stay Here a said Vaa Voshart an t Slicer m the Airport approach control t Over Quot Thov want to go to Sweden Quot shortly after Landing in Helsinki the Crew was allow ii to leave the plane Saari said Rise government is talking with the Aeroflot Cix a and we Are waiting to heat Onmi the hackers what they want to do the govern not refused Penn Islon to refuel the plane Finland has a treaty Vilh the soviet Union to Ndu Rii hijackers the plane spotted i radar but first Contact was made we Iii the Pilot Askil permission to land and brought the plane Down at 8 4� pm i2 48 p m a do Al Saan said ii May 26. A 37 year ild eng Tux Rhi Jackt i a soviet Airliner Over Latvia and foil text the Pilot to Fly to Stih Holm shift my he had explosives under he jacket despite soviet demands Sweden David taxi not to extradite him till he faces a four year jail term unconfirmed reports from Airport Soti ices said the hijackers release Tel seven children i he plane was parked m a dark. Isolate Al area on the Edge of the Airport the a Jilin of the Aei of lot plane said to Nevei saw the hijackers we Ahins but had no doubt the weapons , special session begins this morning int rpm War Ilij Tieck a Austin Tex. Iund the legislature convenes for a special session on school finance at 10 a m Mon Day without agreement on the crucial Issue of How to til curate local property tax assessments Niento was worked out m Advance. 1 m very encouraged by the degree of agreement Liat now exists recognizing that there Are Dif Eren Les in see said Friday i feel like it will be possible to work those differences out and controversy Over How to determine produce in this special session Legisla the so called local fund assign Etu that Tiomi that will be effective Quot Liet comines How much each District has Briscoe said he Hopes the legislature to raise in property taxes blocked can agree on a Bill m a Veek to 10 Days approval of a school finance Bill during the regular session that ended a 30. Quot the agreement in my opinion gov Dolph by Tschoi said then he would seems closer and stronger than at any summon the lawmakers Back to Austin tune this the governor said Tor a special session Only if an agree the Bills to be considered in the Pic line Bla i ii use do Balod. Electrical malfunction caused a valve to open spewing Oil Liat Igni Luxl and by w the buildings Shell .300 feet into the a in but k i. Patton chairman of Alyeska pipeline Coa of eight Oil firms disputed that claim and said the Accident probably would be attributed to human error Alyeska officials said the flow i f the Oil badly needed in the Energy o Isis might resume within Days. P at a spokesman for the Fairbanks in crude Oil from Alaska a Prudhoe Bay to Viro mental Center a alkyl for a new the port of Valdez and sent up Appal of goo mile pipeline charging Ike visible in l Fairbanks Miles or if it nil a Noi Hward on june House and Senate however reveal so emf least differences and Many legislators say it will take longer than a a Eek to work out a Compromise t done to think we car. Adequately Deal with the Issue taxi cation. That we s i lend Over half the state Hudgel on. In gone week s time Quot said Hep John Bryant. D Billas in a Jire session interview Price of the proposals prepare Al by so weaker Bill Clayton a group of Liberal representatives and the Senate education committee staff Range from $900 7 million to $932 million to $95� million. Although the totals Are not Loo tar thu in Are considerable Lite Reicks in How Imich each plans allow ills to Aid for the state s poorest setup in and to Risini ing local fund and Tience thu demands on local property rile key difference however is in the method Ustel to Eal Eulate tie local fund assignments the amount of state Aid l Kai Dis incas receive is Caleb Latryl in Large part on the basis of the Dis briefs wealth As reflected by its property values Clayton s Lull would allow Kex Al Dis Griets to choose whether their property values and resulting share of Schtoil costs would lie Valeu Latryl on the of full Market value of agricultural use values tie Senate Lull averages Lull Market values and Ancu Llyial values Lor each District t he Liberal representatives Bill uses the same average but also allows districts to discount the value of Renslen i in properly 20 per cent , Alaska up a dispute Between company officials and workers on the new $9 billion Alaska pipeline broke out sunday Over the cause of an explosion that destroyed a pump station killing an employee and halting the flow of Oil through the 799-mile system. The explosion and fire Friday night demolished pump station 8. Injured five other workers caused millions of dollars in damage stopped the flow of smoke away the chairman of the pipeline firm said the Accident probably was caused by human error workers said it was a me clinical malfunction Quot pieces of Metal from the building were flying around. Said a worker who scrambled to with minor in juries when turned around there was fire even where it was just a big fireball Quot workers in the pump House stud an the Start of the Oil southward on june 20 was rushed despite Quot poor Wor Tinan ship a Herb 41. Newt Astle. England said he was in the i idling when the valve which had been in manual position faded it opened by itself he 1 Don t know if it was a signal or an electrical malfunction but it did open and there is no Way of stopping it once isee pipeline. Page 2 Ler Luul lira. A i a o amp a a o v a a under the cover i a Holic Dis Piu. Hebe Eperu h Rich Bishop Marvel Lefevvre Etc Serating a Chapel in Dickinson l ex., yesterday blamed the f ail can for the division developing Over a Campaign to restore tra lotion no rites in the Homan Atti Olic Hin h. See Story. Page 7. I Nick partly Cloudy with a slight Chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers through tomorrow High today Middle 90s Low tonight upper we h go tomorrow lower 90s wind Souther in 10 to 20 in p h. Through today .11 Bridge. Classified .22-27 homies. Editorials. A a 12 Panhandle people .18 sports. 13-1.5 spotughi.17 . Syria Tupu the Leader of a band of renegade Fatah gue Nilas was by two of his men and three us the plane flew Over Syria sunday safely ending die bizarre hijacking of a Kuwait air Vays jetliner traitors Quot Sho Lixi Abu Saed the Stocky Lair hair Ixl Leader of the hijackers As two of his companions and die three Arab hostages Wreath Al with him near the open eix Kilt door of the a Bor ing 707, syrian sources said we re not traitors Bretoi Traxl one of die gunmen Aee Ordung to the sources a Rise demands you re making have nothing to do with what the Hijack originally about after sati was overpower not the Jet returned to Duilia semis where the sex hairs xxi s to Linx Arab officials and Oliree iritis i crewmen were freed i unharmed All six Hijab kers were Listle Ltd off by ear under heavy guard to an undiseu>8-Ed destination the Bonfu Sixl Epi Sikie by Gan Friday night alien the gunmen wearing syrian army ii form a boarded die flight in Beirut and foie ii d to its original destination Kuwait kuwaiti office ils sural As a unbalanced. A and he was reportedly wanted by the Palestine liberation organization for a smiting embezzle ii enl Anil forgery Quot negotiations dragger Al on through saturday As the plane linked in temperatures up to 11� degrees on the runway of Kuwait Airport late Satur Day the hijackers Agni Al to Exchange the remaining 27 hostage Lor the three arabs and a guarantee of Safe to Sou i Yemen but when the plane Bunik off sunday morning it flew instead to Daina rus where the hijackers radioed the control lower their action was Quot not an Ion against Syria but an internal problem of the it Palm it Tinian revolution Quot Saed s denial us Inelus Dexl reinstatement or All the gunmen into Fatah and Calieri or a Battery of guerrilla committees to investigate his individual Dis Pute with die group s leadership and sex unto officials sources said the Jet l mgt a off suddenly sunday after owl apparently bound fur Beirut att i a Plo mediator had guarantee Al the gunmen Safe passage there

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