Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of this page. Add to Cart

Big Spring Stanton Herald Newspaper Archives Feb 27 1991, Page 1

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
Big Spring Stanton Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Big Spring, Texas Weather partly Cloudy through thursday. Low tonight in the mid 40s High tomorrow in the Low to mid 70s. Tuesday s High temperature .56 tuesday s Low temperature. .33 average High. .63 average Low. .32 record High. 89 in 1986 record Low. 14 in 1934 inches rainfall tuesday. .0.00 month to Date. .0.05 Normal for month. .0.67 year to Date. .01.79 Normal for year. 01.26 Stanton relays Start Friday the ninth annual Stanton relays will begin Friday at 9 . With Field events. Thirty six West Texas teams will participate in the relays. Stanton head track coach Dale Ruth said four tricksters return from last years squad. They Are Middle distance runner Jeremy Stallings 400 meter specialist Kenny Mcalister and Joe Cazares and Jim Bob Kelly. Also expected to help Are Edward Armendarez Benny Alaniz Sherman Bryand John Cannon Phillip Hinojosa Jay Huckaby Odie Saldivar and John Wyckoff. Other newcomers Are Drew Harib son Hector Jimenez Bubba Melton and Chris Ross. Friday s schedule a Field events a 9 . And 2 . A 3200 meter run a 10 30 . A track prelims ill 30 . A track finals a 4 30 . The Only returning Veteran in the girls division is Mitzi Koonce. She will joined by Stacy Tollison Innet Brown Eva Crisman Nancy Chapa Melissa Rios Sabrina Portillo Milanda Cannon Reagan Koonce Marcella Gonzales Joy Adams Juanita Chapa Peggy Segura Tara Brooks Kari Ruth and Lisa residents receive degrees Odessa a two Stanton residents received their Bachelor of arts degree following the 1990 fall semester at the University of Texas of the permian Basin. Patricia a. Petrilla received her degree in history while Alexis Gayle Wheeler received her degree in literature Magna cum laude desert storm rally scheduled Dan Saunders commander of american legion Post 429, announced plans to hold a rally for . Soldiers serving in the persian Gulf. Saunders said the rally would be held thursday March 7, at 5 05 . On the East Side of the courthouse. Myrl Mitchell master of ceremonies for the rally urged attendance at the function to show support for service personnel. Plans include recognition of the families of Martin county servicemen and women. Legion Post adjutant Bob Deavenport is responsible for securing the names of the Honoreen. Deavenport has asked that anyone with service people in the Mideast Call him at 756-2231 or 756 3425.spotters urged to attend session the National weather service will hold its Basic spotter training sessions at 7 . Monday in the District courtroom at the county courthouse. Kuwait City a with iraqis shattered occupation army in chaotic flight Baghdad announced it was willing to drop All claims to Kuwait if the Allied assault would Only Stop. But deep inside rain darkened Iraq . Forces and Saddam Hussein a Best troops were locked in a fierce tank Battle. Baghdad radio announced that in Exchange for a cease fire Iraq would accept . Resolutions declaring the annexation of Kuwait null and void and calling for documentation of human rights violations and assessment of economic damage to Kuwait. It also offered to free All prisoners of War after a cease fire. Britain immediately announced the offer was deficient because the iraqis had not agreed to All 12 . Resolutions. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater also said Iraq still fell a far Short of what a in a speech earlier today president Bush said a the liberation of Kuwait the country is almost the Effort to retake Kuwait City was in final stages. American tanks vanquished an iraqi unit at the City a Airport while Allied forces rooted out a pockets of resistance in the City a neighbourhoods. In Iraq a a fierce tank battled raged As More than 250 american tanks fought 200 Republican guard tanks West of the City of Basra according to Pentagon source. He said the guard had been blocked from any escape. Two major . Army units the former a Shields prepare to return a texan who spent More than four months in iraqi Captivity As a human shield has gone Back to the Middle East to prepare for the rebuilding of War torn Kuwait. Rainard Walterscheid 52, of Jacksboro was working for Santa be drilling co. When Iraq overran its tiny neighbor aug. 2. He was held As a human shield at a telecommunications Center near Baghdad until dec. To. But just two months after his return to Texas Walterscheid is in Egypt to prepare Oil rigs for deployment to Kuwait after the War ends said his wife Marjorie. Mrs. Walterscheid said her husband was not eager to return to the Middle East but agreed to work there when called by his company on feb. 13. He left Texas feb. 16 for Egypt where he a working a somewhere in the desert a mrs. Walterscheid said. A i guess if he wanted to keep getting paid he had to go a mrs. Walterscheid said. A i know a lot of people around Here Are throwing a fit. I feel like it would be safer than any other time he a been Over Walterscheid Isnit the Only one preparing a return to Kuwait after the War. John Henry Cole 50, of Odessa said he probably will go Back to Kuwait to help fight hundreds of Oil Well fires. Cole who worked for Oge drilling co. In Kuwait prior to the invasion was a hostage for More than four months a we still done to have anything definite a Cole said. A hopefully ill know something soon. I think once they get the fires put out it will be Safe. Iti probably go Back to fight All the Cole agreed with mrs. Walterscheid that Kuwait would be Safe from Iraq a for at least a couple of years a even if president Saddam Hussein remains in Power. A former hostage from Al. Paso Lloyd Culbertson 76, said a Shields Page 8-a Stanton 14 pages 2 sections edition of the big Spring Herald vol. 2 no. 211 wednesday february 27, 1991 serving Crossroads country a West a a usso 25 Home delivered daily per month 35c news stand liberation almost Complete Dubal . A two kuwaiti children living in exile in Dubai celebrate the impending liberation of their country by waving kuwaiti and american associated press photo flags wednesday. Baghdad radio announced today that Iraq is willing to surrender All claims to Kuwait. Tank heavy Vii corps and the 24th infantry division mechanize were closing in on three Republican guard infantry divisions and armoured divisions some 50 Miles West of Basra the official said. The allies have reported relatively Light casualties for such a huge operation but deaths were mounting. There were at least 39 Allied deaths not including the 28 american troops killed in mondays scud attack. At least la americans had died seven belonged to the 82nd airborne but were attached to French forces in Iraq. Thirteen britons have died a nine of them victims of Friendly fire from an american a-10 a a warthog plane that inadvertently attacked two British vehicles said British col. Barry Stevens. Thirteen arabs and two frenchmen also were among the dead. The extent of iraqi casualties was not known but they certainly were far greater. In the fourth Day of the allies blistering land assault . Military officials in Riyadh said today that the fierce desert warfare since sunday had knocked out 26 iraqi army divisions a about 260,000 men a and 500 tanks. The major Allied thrust was to encircle the Republican guard in Iraq. Coalition forces had ranged As far North As the euphrates River trying to prevent Saddam a prime forces from escaping. In another Battle inside Iraq West of the kuwaiti Border one tank division of the 10-division guard was All but Defeated said . Military officials in the saudi capital of Riyadh. Two . Divisions a the 3rd armoured and the 1st infantry mechanized a clashed with one of the guards three heavy armoured divisions the Taw Al Kana. A prime escape route for iraqi troops could already be Cut off. An Iraq military communique today said Allied paratroopers had landed at an air base near Nasir Yah 175 Miles South of Baghdad on the euphrates. A senior military official in Washington confirmed that . Troops had captured an Airfield near Nasir Yah. A War Page 8-a methodist youths sing songs of love former insurance Board chairman to resign Austin a gov. Ann Richards said she no longer will seek to place the state Board of insurance in conservatorship since Board member James Saxton will heed her Call to resign. Saxton who was chairman of the Board until feb. 12, said tuesday that he will leave the embattled Agency. A with this new development i see no reason to ask you to consider the conservatorship process at this time a Richards told legislative leaders in a letter tuesday. Richards on feb. 6 demanded the resignations of Saxton and Board member Richard Reynolds saying she would seek to take control of the Agency if they quit. She accused the Board that regulates the insurance Industry in Texas of a a Gross fiscal mismanagement. A a putting an Agency into conservatorship Means it would be run by the state conservatorship Board a three member panel picked by Richards. Two weeks ago Richards named her Lone Board appointee a Austin lawyer and consumer advocate Claire Korioth a to replace Saxton in the chairman a Post. However Richards had no authority to fire Saxton from the Board. Saxton was appointed by former Republican gov. Bill Clements. Richards said she was grateful for Saxton a decision to resign which will allow her to a change the direction of the Agency by making a second appointment and gaining a majority on the three member panel. A was you know my interest is in having an insurance Board that will be responsive to business and individual ratepayers in this state a Richards said. A i have known or. Saxton for Many years and consider him to be an honorable Man of High integrity. My disagreement with the state Board of insurance does not involve or. Saxton Saxton said he is looking for another Job and keeping the Gover nor posted on his plans. A i believe this is in the Best interest of the state Board of insurance to relieve the kind of atmosphere that has prevailed in the past few weeks and get Back to the task of regulating the insurance Industry in this state a Saxton said. A i know myself Well enough to know that my interests Are in finance and management not politics a he said in a written statement. Saxton of Austin took Over the Board at a time when the panel was under a firestorm of criticism from legislators who said it had waited too Long to act on several financially troubled insurance companies. Herald photo by Marcellino Chavel Herald staff report the first United methodist Church held a All you can eat Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the spirit wind conference choir saturday at Cap Rock auditorium. The youth choir consist of More than too High school students from around the permian Basin and Panhandle area according to youth education director Ricky Fleckenstein. Three youths from the Stanton area have been accepted to tour with the choir this summer. They Are Stacy Tollison Casey Reid and Kari Ruth. The Trio will participate when the choir performs in Stanton june 13. After fume pastor Milton Locketz opened the event by giving thanks Fleckenstein introduced the participants of the program and special guests. Stacy Tollison performed a Solo number a love in any language. The Lighthouse quartet consisting of Selen Canada Doyla Haislip Pennie Clevenger and Gary Reid followed Tollison. The children a choir consisting of Karyn Cook Rachel Madison Justin Burch Sheila Butler David Butler Brady Cook and Keith Cook performed a innocent the youth choir a Jake Reid Nathan Cook Ricky Fleckenstein Darren Patrick Kari Ruth Shaun a Butler and Tollison a performed a song titled a special kind of Tollison Reid and Ruth closed out the program with a unconditional according to Fleckenstein the group will be touring the area this summer for three weeks and they will visit Stanton on june 13. The first United methodist Church Lighthouse quartet from left Selan Canada Pennie Clevenger Doyla Haislip and Gary Reid perform at a saturday fundraiser at Cap Rock auditorium in the Bottom photo. Above from left Jake Reid Nathan Cook Ricky Fleckenstein Darren Patrick Kari Ruth Shaunna Butler and Stacy Tollison perform for the crowd

Search all Big Spring, Texas newspaper archives

All newspaper archives for February 27, 1991

Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of the page above.