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Mainland Extra (Newspaper) - December 4, 1986, Galveston, Texas Mainland Bank pm Lexas Odic people read classified Mainland extra thursday morning december Check those Christmas tree lights College station in Many families using the same Christmas tree decorations year after year is a tradition when it comes to Christmas tree lights however this could be an unsafe practice says Home safety expert or Peggy Owens when you unpack stored tree lights take the time to Check each she advises inspect the bulbs to make sure they operate and then remove the plug from the socket and inspect the the Texas University agricultural Extension service hous ing specialist suggests checking the string of lights from one end to the other looking for cracked insulation or Bare and broken wires especially where the wire enters a Light socket if you find cracked insulation Bare wires or cracked sockets discard the lights no matter How much you like Owens cautions they could be a fire also Check the plug to make sure the connections Are Good she says one Way to Tell without get Ting a Shock is to plug the set into the Addon connector or a second set of lights and plug that set into the housing specialist explains that All strings of Light Are not the same lights May be wired in a series or in parallel circuits if a bulb goes out on a series circuit All the rights go off in a two wire parallel set the remaining lights continue to Burn when one Burns out if you have miniature Christmas tree lights on a parallel circuit replace any burned out lamps with a bulb of the proper voltage size although the other lamps will continue to work if you dont replace burned out bulbs Owens says they will be subjected to in creased electrical Power shortened life and could become a fire Hazard in your Home when you decorate your tree dont connect More than 200 miniature lights or More than 50 Large lamps together through one string or Cord advises the specialist Large lamp sets should not be connected through miniature lamp sets and indoor lights be used outdoors use Extension cords that Are capable of transmitting the cur rent to the lights without overloading the Cord triggering circuit Breakers or blowing protective fuses a circuit breaker or fuse which blows when you connect the lights is signalling something is electrically wrong Owens emphasizes dont use that string of lights until you know the extent of the problem and can Correct it if youre in doubt throw the set away if youre buying new miniature Christmas tree lights she suggests looking for certification on the package such As an under writers Laboratory or us Label that shows the set meets the performance specifications of an in dependent testing Laboratory these sets will have passed a series of performance tests de signed to eliminate hazards once you put the lights on the tree safety precautions Are still Owens remarks remember to always turn the lights off when you leave Home or go to Dreamboat opens at com theatre Texas City Joseph and the amazing technicolor Dreamboat a Kaleidoscope of song and dance opens today at the College of the Mainland Community theatre the an Drew Lloyd we Bertim Rice play is a musical retelling of the old testament Bible Story commonly called Joseph and his coat of Many David elder of Santa be and Carrie Heikkila of sugar land Are the featured stars in this Early musical from the creators of Jesus Christ superstar Evita and cats according to director Reggie Schwander Joseph is a musical hit for the entire fam ily the play is a colourful comic Book version of great stories from the Schwander explains that ail its meant to be fun and Josephs Story from genesis chapters 37 through 45 begins As heis of his father Jacob who has Given him a coat of Many col ors the technicolor Dreamboat As it is called in the play was the work of Many hours of applique and hand beading according to theatre costumer Andrea Miller of Dickinson this coat has to be so Beautiful that the audience can understand Why the 11 Brothers Are jealous enough to dispose of Miller explains through a Clever bit of Stag ing the coat is torn to shreds and presented to Jacob by his sons As evidence that Joseph has been killed by wild beasts but we have a Surprise in store for the end of the Miller adds Youh just have to see it to believe the anciently modern costumes by Miller the color Ful lighting by Kelly Babb and the flexible inventive scenery by Bill Aupperlee Are integrated into director Schwandes Jaunty View of the Bible patriarchs choreographers Roy and Michelle Alan musical director Howard Holt production stage manager Judi Mccullough and assistant director j Stanley Mcmillon of league City compliment this tightly tailored production others appearing in Joseph of Clear Lake Tim Smith of la Marque Keith Bailey of Dickinson Beverly love Wallace of Texas City and Shannon Fogarty of Galveston Joseph and the amazing technicolor Dreamboat plays five performances each weekend including both a sunday matinee and evening performance through dec 21 for ticket information Call 9831211 or 713h868272 Joseph and the amazing technicolor Dreamboat will open today at the College of the Mainland Community theatre in photo above right Hector Garza with maracas with his Brothers Rex Ballard Keith Bailey and Brett Morfitt All appear in the production in photo at Bottom right David elder if Santa be displays his Dreamboat to car Rie Heikkila of sugar land in a scene from the play below Baker John Davis of Missouri City and Butler David Price of Hitchcock right queries Joseph for tickets Call 713
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