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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Big Spring, Texas On the Side Man indicted on rape charge big Spring a a a mini grand jury handed Down four indictments this morning including one for sexual assault. The special meeting meeting of the grand jury this morning at the Howard county courthouse resulted in the indictment of John Michael Martinez on a charge of aggravated sexual assault in connection with a recent assault on an 81-year-old big Spring woman. The three other cases presented by District attorney Rick Hamby also resulted in indictments Andrew Marquez for Possession of a controlled substance Francisco Rosales for Possession of a controlled substance and Donald Atkinson received an indictment on a charge of burglary of a habitation. The grand jury will next Convene in june. More areas added to disaster list Austin a the Federal emergency management Agency has added four More Texas counties to the presidential disaster declaration for flooding and storm damage officials said. The four a Anderson Walker Montague and Mclennan a bring to 33 the total number of counties now declared disaster areas because of floods heavy Rains and tornadoes which have battered Texas since in id april. The declaration Means residents in the four latest counties will be Able to apply for a variety of Loans and Grants and Are eligible for other assistance programs. Sex House member indicted on felony Austin a a former state representative from Amarillo Charles a a chips Staniswalis has been indicted by a grand jury on felony charges alleging that he falsified travel claims while in office. The indictments handed up tuesday by the Travis county grand jury charged Staniswalis with theft ranging from $750 to $20,000, and with defrauding taxpayers by submitting travel vouchers for trips he did no to make. Investigators told the Austin american statesman that All the violations occurred in 1988, just before Staniswalis left the Texas House. A phone Call to Staniswalis Amarillo residence went unanswered. A there Are probably larger thefts that we investigate where larger amounts of Money Are involved. But when you talk about people who have a Public Trust you talk about a higher Standard a said Mike Lynch who Heads the Public integrity unit of the Travis county District attorneys office. No amounts were specified but Lynch said the total is Between $750 and $20,000. Bush top goes plan fund Raiser Dallas apr president George Bush will be joined by top Texas Republican leaders and the entire gop slate of statewide candidates at a $l,000-a-ticket fund Raiser Friday that officials say will raise $1.5 million. Bush . Sen. Phil Gramm and Republican gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams will speak at the dinner which begins at 7 30 . At the Loews Ana Tole hotel. Gov. Bill Clements also will attend the fund Raiser. Republican party chairman Fred Meyer said funds from the a Victory �?T90�?� program will for Telephone Banks in 47 locations in Texas to identify potential gop voters. On saturday Bush will give the commencement address to University of Texas at Austin graduates. Trinity River expected to Crest today. Hardin a people Are using High wheel vehicles or boats to get around the flooded streets leading into and around subdivisions in the bottomlands of the Trinity River. The River is at flood stage from associated press photo Dallas to Galveston Bay. Flooding in the River bottomlands will increase As More water is released from the Lake Livingston dam. By Ruth Rendon associated press writer Liberty water from a swollen Reservoir tumbled through floodgates in an Ever More powerful flow today threatening to swamp 200 Square Miles of Southeastern Texas. The Trinity River in Texas was expected to Crest today As the floodwaters churned southward flooding areas where some 7,000 residents were warned to evacuate. It was the worst flooding in Texas in 80 years. The Trinity River authority on tuesday released a record 88,000 cubic feet per second of water through the Gates of the Lake Livingston dam. Discharges today were Likely to pass 90,000 cubic feet and the 100,000 level was expected by monday said Grady Manis the authority a Southern Region manager. He said that level was Likely to be sustained for six to eight Days. A a we la have the first Crest tomorrow a Manis said late tuesday. A but i think about the 21st is going to be the worst Day. A below Lake Livingston dam there a about 990 Square Miles. Maybe 20 percent of that is probably going to be underwater at the Coupon ers can go overboard by Cassandra Burrell associated press writer Pittsburgh Marie Haley spent nine years filling out product rebate forms to save Money but she ended up getting a $60,000 Fine a criminal record and a two year suspended prison sentence. As More people clip coupons and submit rebate forms to reduce grocery Bills fines and possible jail sentences await those who go too far. Mrs. Haley 68, of Uniontown pa., amassed $50,509 by collecting and submitting 27,000 rebate forms to manufacturers from 1979 to 1988, Federal prosecutors said. The refunds averaged $1.86 each. After postal authorities questioned mrs. Haley on the amount of mail she was receiving prosecutors charged her with submitting rebate requests for products she never bought using dozens of assumed names and addresses she pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and was sentenced last november. A when i entered into this i had no intent. It just snowballed a she told . District judge Paul Simmons. A it was never my intent to get into anything like this in any Way shape or Connie Arvidson 34, of Boca Raton fla., was convicted Jan. 30 in Dallas of mail fraud and conspiracy for swapping and redeeming hundreds of thousands of bogus a coupons Page 8-a Mauro proud of past management by Erin Blair staff writer big Spring Garry Mauro believes ifs possible to be both an environmentalist and a capitalist in today a world and lie shared his vis i o n in a stump speech i n t h e Howard county commissioners courtroom monday Garry Mauro afternoon. Mauro who is seeking a third term As land commissioner told the Small group of county employees that he stood on his record of accomplishments including launching the adopt a Beach program streamlining the veterans land Board promoting natural Gas use to improve air Quality and organizing the corporate recycling Alliance of Texas. A ifs a Republican thing to say but in a running the general land office like a business. We Are a business a Mauro said. A a in be improved the manage ment of the office so that for every one Dollar in taxes we re putting $20 in the state coffers a a the land office manages 20.5 million acres of Public land including 12 million acres of Public school lands. The Oil and Gas least on the school land provide Money for the permanent school and University funds which has earned $2 billion during Maurois seven years in office. He also said his veterans land Board had provided $2.05 million to 163 veterans in Howard county for Home and land purchases. Since he a been in office 48,000 veterans have received $900 million in Loans. A was the states land manager i realize so much of the land creates a vision of 3 exas and the self. I kinds what brought us Here. Now we need to tie economic growth with environmental responsibility a Mauro said. His push for increased natural Gas consumption is an example of the relationship he seeks Between economics and environmentalism Mauro said the land office pushed a Bill in the 1989 legislative session that will to a Mauro Page 8 a height of the area threatened is about 50 Miles South of the dam and 60 Miles Northeast of Houston. Many residents heeded Early warnings and moved to higher ground. Some of those who chose to stay lost their nerve and called for help. A now they be become frightened and they want out a said Jim Mit chum Liberty county emergency management coordinator. Heavy rain in past weeks has also caused flooding in Oklahoma Arkansas Kansas and Louisiana. Parts of Arkansas flooded since May i were declared a disaster area tuesday by president Bush. On the red River which climbed toward a 45-year High National guardsmen worked to Shore up a weakened levee protecting the town of Garland. The flooding was blamed for one death in Oklahoma and 13 in Texas including a 25-year-old mexican cleanup worker swept away near Texarkana. The red River sent floodwaters deeper Over Louisiana cropland tuesday but officials said it May have crested in Shreveport earlier and lower than expected. A a it a the worst flood we be had Here in my lifetime a said rep. Jim a floods Page 8-a Pittsburgh a. A postal inspector Susann Schneider shows some of the hundreds of suspected rebate by mail abusers letters under suspicion at Pittsburgh s postal facility. More and More people Are clipping coupons and mailing in rebate forms to lower grocery Bills but postal investigators say fines and possible jail sentences await those who go to far. Facility officials outline building plan by Ruth Cochran City editor big Spring a big Springs Economy will receive a shot in the Arm with the construction of Scenic Mountain nursing Home. Larry Voegtle president of the group planning the construction announced today details for the project which is scheduled to begin construction in july. The 119-bed nursing Home to be constructed just East of Scenic Mountain medical Center by signature contracting group will provide from 60 to 80 jobs Voegtle said at a press conference. Anticipated payroll figures were not available but he said the project is expected to Cost $1.5 million not including land equipment and furniture. Yesterday the City a planning and zoning commission approved a rezone of the 5.51-acre site from residential to office Clearing one obstacle for the project. The City Council will have to approve the commissions recommendation before the Austin based group can begin construction. Voegtle said the group Hopes to begin ground breaking in late june or Early july and the Home could be completed As Early As february 1991. If the facility passes state inspections it could be in operation within 30 Days of completion he said. The 37,000-Square-foot building is being financed by Lloyd Hobbs of fort Smith Arkansas. Signature contracting will oversee the project and Austin based select care enterprises of which Voegtle is a shareholder will operate the facility. The Home which is comprised of five wings attached to a Central area will have several unusual features Voegtle said including fenced courtyards with walking paths Day rooms with skylights patient rooms with vaulted ceilings and physical therapy areas. Voegtle promised that the facility a veneer also will be unusual. A i think the building will be very architecturally different for the area a he said. A no mechanical equipment will be in View. We re going to try to make it As attractive As possible. A a it la be rather unique looking a a lot of Glass very the building will be Wood framed and feature a shingled a nursing Home Page 8-a a concentrated Effort big Spring a Kentwood elementary school third grader Ledesma Flores concentrates on the Ball before swinging the Bat during a softball game in her physical education class tuesday afternoon. Despite missing on this pitch Ledesma later managed to get a hit and reach base safely. College to offer dorm Aid by Debbie Lincecum staff writer big Spring a students at Howard College will have two new opportunities in the fall. A new scholarship will Aid students with residence Hall Bills and a squad will give 12 women students a new Way to promote school spirit. Housing will become More affordable for about 20 students next year said Dean of students Dusty Johnston. The Ann Garrett turn Rhoward College residence Hall scholarship has been established by a Grant from the Dora Roberts foundation. Applications due August i will be judged on desire and ability to go to College compared with financial need said Dean of students Dusty Johnston. The scholarship will be awarded on a first come first served basis he said. Residence Hall rooms Are $325 per semester for the existing facility and will be $425 for the new Hall planned to open this fall Johnston said. Total space available next year will be about 250 rooms. The purpose of the scholarship a College Page 8-a14 pages 2 sections vol. 62 no. 297 May 16, 1990 35c newsstand a 25c Home delivered v big Spring v a wednesday area weather fair through thursday. Low tonight in the 50s. High thursday in the upper 80s. The High yesterday was 98, the Low was 66. I \

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