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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Big Spring, Texas I i Security Alert business Page 6 tied l for Lead sports Page 8big Spring Herald saturday the Crossroads of West Texas big Spring Texas saturday May 24, 1986 Price 25c vol. 58 no. 358 10 pages 1 sections Price 25cspring Boardrow s that trucks q. Are 18-wheelers allowed to use residential streets a. In big Spring 18-wheelers Are allowed to drive on residential streets except for a few which have ordinances against it said sgt. Ray Meek of the big Spring police horse club today a the Howard county youth horseman club sesquicentennial rendezvous will begin at 9 . And continue through monday at the club Arena on Garden City Highway. A the Howard county Library will be closed saturday through monday in Observance of memorial Day. Sunday a dance recitals by the 130 students of dance gallery will be performed at 3 . At big Spring High school auditorium admission is $1 for adults and free for children under 12. A Hillcrest Christian school graduation will be at 6 . In the Hillcrest Baptist Church auditorium. Or. George Davis professor at Criswell Bible Center will speak. A annual memorial Day ceremonies will be conducted at 2 . At Trinity memorial Park by the All veterans Council of big Spring. A the Potton House will be open from 1-4 . Monday a Joe Whitten prison ministries his children will give a music program at 8 . In the big Spring High school auditorium. Admission is free wednesday a Hillcrest Christian school kindergarten graduation will take place at 7 . In the Hillcrest Baptist Church auditorium. Tops on to Shakespeare a life from Lincoln Center York City Ballet a a mid summer nights dream a airs at 7 . On Channel 5 on a great William Shakespeare a comic Story of lovers quarrels and mischievous pranks is set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn in this production choreographed by George Balanchine. Outside cooler today skies Are partly Cloudy with a 20 percent Chance of thunderstorms winds East to Southeast at to to 15 Miles per hour and a High in the mid 80s tonight and sunday there will be scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms with a Low tonight in the 60s and a High sunday in the 80s. Police probe brutal murder by Hank Murphy staff writer police Are investigating the murder of a 56-year-old big Spring woman found dead in her Home Friday afternoon after being brutally assaulted. Ara Erline Bohannon of 1006 Howell St. Was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the peace Willie Grant at 3 15 . Friday. Grant has ordered an autopsy to be performed by local pathologist or. Robert rember said police. Police it. Jerry Edwards said at the scene that Bohannon a Home had been ransacked and her 1973 red Ford Maverick License plate Bah-778, stolen. Police were unsure if any other items were missing he said. Police Are looking for two Young men who Edwards said Are suspects in the burglary capital murder. The assailants apparently gained entry at the Back of the House where Bohannon lived alone Edwards said. The woman a body was discovered by officers after neighbors concerned for her welfare called police Edwards said. The last time she was seen alive was thursday night he said. Police do not know when the assault occurred and How Long Bohannon had been dead. Shortly after the woman was found police investigators began gathering evidence at the neatly kept one Story White House after a search warrant was issued by Justice of the peace China Long. The murder is the fourth this year in big Spring. On March 22, Albert Gonzales 23, was found shot to death outside his car at 610 . Eighth St. Police detained a juvenile in connection with that murder but later released him. Murder Page 2a mishap sends Oil gushing from Tanker City Crews work through night to clean spill by Hank Murphy staff writer an Oil tank trailer broke Loose from its cab crashed to the pavement and sent thousands of Gallons of Slick Black crude streaming South on n. Gregg Street Friday afternoon. A a it a a freakish thing a said fire chief Carl Dorton of disconnected tank. Traffic was stalled and rerouted around the spill area As police sealed off Highway 87 from n. First Street to interstate 20 and All the streets from one to two blocks East of the main thoroughfare. Herald photo by Tim Appel Public works director Tom Decell shouts orders to his men As a worker builds a makeshift Dike with Sand to halt the flood of Oil on i n. Gregg Street. Traffic was rerouted for most of the night while the spill was cleaned up. Herald photo by Tim Appel Oil pours from a 7,000-gallon tank that somehow came unhinged from its cab Friday afternoon. The giant spill made its Way nine blocks South on Highway 87, almost to bears Creek before being dammed by City workers. Highway 87 North of the Gregg Street overpass and a number of streets East of the Highway were expected to be closed to traffic through the night As Crews worked to clean the huge spill. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Highway 87 and the South service Road of interstate 20 shortly before 4 . The highly flammable Oil also rushed Down loth and Lith streets just East of the spill near Mcdonald a making Small Black pools at several locations. Cars splashing through the Oil sported Black fenders and Slippery tires before police were Able to divert traffic from the area. The Tanker owned by american crude transport inc., was on its Way to Cosden refinery from a location North of town with 178 barrels of Oil said the Driver. Something apparently went wrong with the mechanism where the tank and cab connect he said. A Man who was with the Driver said he a heard something pop before the tank came Loose. City Crews and the fire department worked feverishly to keep the spill from contaminating the sewage system and Beals Creek. The bulk of the spill formed a Pool several feet deep where City Crews diked the Stream with Sand nine blocks Tanker Page 2a guide dog Duke is Vann s Best Friend Index comics. .7 business. Entertainment. Obituaries. Sports. Weather. By Spencer Sandow staff writer when four footed Duke came to Coahoma elementary school Friday no one chased him Home. Duke came to visit Judith Princess first Grade class with his Friend Tom Vann of Stanton who is Blind. Duke is Vannus guide dog. Vann who went completely Blind in 1979 As a result of diabetes explained to the class How Duke helps him find his Way around. A if i get mixed up Duke will take me to the House a Vann told the children. A a in be been outside just walking in circles with a walking Cane until i find something i recognize but Duke will find people. If you re Ever out where there a no humans hell take you where humans Duke stays with Vann wherever he is Vann said. He also plays Ball and helps Vann take out the trash. When Duke has his harness on ifs Legal for him to go into any Public place. But sometimes his owner said people done to understand about Duke. Restaurant owners especially Are hesitant to let Duke come inside. When that happens Vann said he advises the other owner to Call Law officials who will Tell him its Legal for a guide dog to be in a restaurant. The first graders were curious about being Blind. How does it feel asked Tanya Sparks. A to Start out with you re real scared a Vann said. A you sit around and cry a lot. But then you say if anybody a going to win this game in a going to have to do it. So you get up and quit feeling sorry for yourself and get going. But when you get used to it its not so he said people Are very Good to Blind people a sometimes too they hold doors open for him and similar acts of Courtesy he said. Jessica Wallace wanted to know How Blind people read and someone else asked How they write. Vann explained the braille system of Reading raised dots and told the children about a talking books a which Are recorded on tape. A some people can read braille As fast As with their eyes but ill never make that a he said. Vann said he writes a just like everybody else would. I can write As Good As when i could someone else asked How Blind people draw pictures. Vann said a Good Way to find out is to Blindfold yourself and try draw a stick Man. Marshall Wright tried it but the figure came out looking somewhat less like a Man than he expected. A i know How hard it is a Wright said. A look at my Man a Mike Mansfield tried writing his name with his eyes closed. The Duke Page 2a Tom Vann of Stanton Blind since 1979, Coahoma elementary school to his guide dog Duke Herald photo by Tim Appel introduces first graders at scientists Sec will boost state by William Garland Harte Hanks Washington Bureau Washington congressional support will be needed to win selection of a Texas site for a huge physics Laboratory that would be a Boon for the states Economy Texas congressmen were told thursday. At a luncheon sponsored by four of the states regional Chambers of Commerce Texas scientists told about 15 congressmen that a Laboratory for the a superconducting super Collider would put the state a on the cutting Edge of the Field of Energy Secretary John s. Herrington is expected to announce by the Middle of next month whether the Federal government should proceed with the super Collider project that would help scientists study the smallest forces of nature. Several Sites in Texas Are under consideration for the project including two in West Texas and several in East and Central Texas. The Collider would consist of an underground Tunnel with a 53-mile circumference that would be used to create High Speed collisions of Small particles. A what we need to do in Texas is diversify our Economy a said Peter Mcintyre a Texas a amp a physicist who has headed efforts to design a Collider for the state

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