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Odessa American (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Odessa, TexasSports permian girls basketball team falters in loss to san Angelo Central a id a state Clinton touts College Aid in South Texas visit a i Switzer a resign Dallas coach quits after 4 seasons a sports id saturday january 10, 1998 daily $.50 a sunday $1.50 Good morning honouring Bono a 1,400 mourners gather to remember a the most unforgettable character a Sonny Bono a in Palm Springs. His sex wife Cher gave his Eulogy. A 7a Cape town South Africa usually a quiet tourist site is fighting to maintain that image after More than a dozen murders since the beginning of the year. A 1c�T� nation police order pizza get Felon police in Keene n.h., ordered a Small cheese pizza and held the delivery Man. Eric Witover 31, was arrested thursday on charges of possessing a firearm despite a felony conviction. Witover had served about seven years in prison for robbery assault and other offences. Police said they recently found out that he had a Rifle but they did no to want to disrupt the pizza shop by taking him into custody there. Instead during the lunch hour they ordered a pizza and when Witover delivered it to the police station they arrested Slater to go to jail actor Christian Slater failed Friday to Dodge a 90-Day jail term in los Angeles for beating his Girlfriend and fighting police who found him screaming in a hallway during a drug and alcohol Bender. Judge Joseph s. Biderman rejected slaters request to substitute time already spent in a drug treatment Center a 118 for the jail term which would have wiped it out. But the judge did let Slater begin the sentence on Jan. 14 rather than saturday the Date previously set. Slaters term is to be followed by three months in a residential drug treatment program and a year in a treatment program for batterers. The 28-Vear-old Star of such movies As a broken arrows and a interview with a Vampire pleaded no contest last month to Battery on a dating partner Battery on a police officer and being under the influence of a controlled substance. 7 like to make a Jim Watkins Odessa College Rodeo coach Odessa College Rodeo coach Jim Watkins left talks with former of Cowboy to Murray As Murray gets ready for the bareback Riding Competition thursday at the san Hills Stock show and Rodeo at the Ector county coliseum. Watkins a former professional Bull rider was Murray a coach when he attended of. Darwin Weigel Odessa american corralling Rodeo Talent oct a Watkins steers riders toward Success inside injuries get serious/3a by Susan Serrano Odessa american it takes More than a Knack for Riding bulls and roping cows to be on Odessa College Rodeo coach Jim Watkins award winning team. A willingness to take College seriously is needed As Well. A they wont make it unless they re willing. To work. They have to go to class and make their grades or eliminate themselves a Watkins said. A a Good student athlete has to be one of those individuals who Are very goal oriented. A student athlete is a double and its a Job that attracts much interest. Because of the of Rodeo programs multiple championships Watkins desk typically has a stack of letters from students around the nation interested in applying. A i have students Contact me from All Over the United states wanting to know More information about Odessa College a he said. Watkins who also is an Industrial technology teacher at Crockett Junior High founded the program 15 years ago with Only seven students. His annual salary for his first two years with the program which he coached in the afternoons and evenings on his property on North colder Avenue was Only $2,500. A a when i started out it was kind of on a Wing and a prayer a Watkins recalled. A i had to be very careful in my in spite of its Humble beginnings the see Talent on Page 3adonation to Aid Rural health care a doctors daughter gives Texas tech University health sciences Center at least $1 million. By Kerri Ginis Odessa american As a Young girl Marie Hall remembers travelling around in big Spring with her father or. . Hall As he made frequent House Calls. With a Stethoscope and his doctors bag he visited patients in the most Remote areas of West Texas. Now she wants to make sure those living outside of City limits get adequate health care. At a news conference Friday Hall was recognized for a donation to Texas tech University health sciences Center which will be used to create an endowed chair to Benefit Rural health. A this gift is special. Its special to Texas tech its special to the permian Basin and its special to All of us in West Texas a said Jack Woods ceo of Western National Bank and a Board member of Texas tech foundation inc. Leo Vela medical director of the Center for Tel Medicine and Tel health at to Hsc is the endowed chair Holder and will oversee All aspects of Rural health care. A i pledge to continue your quest to maximize the health and Well being of All the people in West Texas a Vela told Hall. Vela will hold a wide Range of responsibilities As the endowed chair including establishing a curriculum for students recruiting students managing a Tel Medicine satellite and editing a Rural health care journal said or. David Smith president of to Hsc. Vela will be the endowed chair Holder until he see Rural on Page 2adow tumbles 222 Points As asian Economy worsens new York apr the Dow Jones Industrial average tumbled 222 Points Friday As a third straight Day of Steep declines in Asia made it Clear the economic crisis there is far from Over. The Dow which has fallen More than 4 percent in the first six sessions of 1998 after logging an impressive 23.6 percent gain in 1997, fell As much As 275 Points during the heavily traded session before closing with a loss of 222.20 at 7,580.42. It was the worst one Day Point drop for the Dow since oct. 27, when it fell a record 554 Points in the fourth biggest decline in the history of the barometer of 30 big companies. A a what a so aggravating is that it does no to seem that the financial crisis in Asia has bottomed a said Hugh Johnson chief investment officer at first Albany corp. A last week for one fleeting moment it started to seem As though we were turning the Comer. We had meaningful rallies in just about every country in the Pacific rim. The damage Friday was heaviest among technology shares the sector deemed most vulnerable to the overseas trouble. The technology see Dow on Page 2a worst ice storm on record hammers Eastern Canada citizenship comes with a Price Montreal apr Canadas worst ice storm on record wreaked havoc across five Eastern provinces Friday halting air travel shutting Down the nations busiest rail corridor and forcing 3 million people to endure another frigid Day without Power. The death toll from the five Day onslaught Rose to 10. The three latest victims were All from hard hit Montreal a an elderly couple killed in one of Many House fires and a 90-year-old woman who died of hypothermia after refusing to leave her unheated Home. Across Eastern Canada residents were finding ways to Cope with the inside hundreds of thousands without Power in a Orth Eastok storm that upended routines. In Montreal at least half of which was without Power Friday night motorists relied on police and common Courtesy in place of non functioning traffic lights. Many of the regions radio stations abandoned their regular formats instead flooding the airwaves with storm reports and Calls from residents sharing personal anecdotes and helpful hints. One caller offered information on see ice on Page 3a immigration Cost May jumps from $95 to $225 Washington apr the Clinton administration on Friday re floated a plan to substantially hike immigration fees including More than doubling the current $95 citizenship application fee just months after withdrawing an earlier proposal in the face of an outcry on and off Capitol Hill. The immigration and naturalization service is proposing to increase 30 fees but needful of earlier criticism it promised the increases wont take effect until officials can demonstrate that service to customers is improved. Among the hikes the Cost of applying to become a . Citizen will climb to $225 from $95, a 237 percent increase. Replacing a Green card would Rise from $75 to $110, while the fee to become a Legal permanent resident would go from $130 to $220. The full list of higher fees will appear in mondays Federal Register and the ins is soliciting Public comment for 60 Days. The governments inability to Deal with the huge crush of citizenship applications a a backlog that currently stands at 1.7 million cases a has caused the wait for naturalization to balloon from a six month see Cost on Page 2a a photo Montreal homeowners Donald Poncelet and Monique Charpentier inspect damage to their property after a Maple tree crashed against their Home. 6 36429 12345 9 commentary Sonja Mcgillivray discusses the name game nicknames and some amusing misspellings a 1b inside the of blotter 2b deaths 36 religion 4-5b Bridge 60 dear Abby 60 stocks 6-7b classified 1-8c Horoscope 60 sports 1-80 comics 6a local news 1-2b television 7c cr0ssw0r0 4c,6d movies 8b weather 8b forecast mostly Cloudy High 66 Low 40 More detail/8b for Home delivery Call us today at 337-7314 or 1-888-375-Oaoa. Circulation hours Mon Fri. 6 . To 5 . Sat. And Sun 6 . To 11

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