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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Port Arthur, Texas 2a port Arthur news sunday december 12,1999 Homes i from Page 1a Down payment and closing Cost incentive that is applied to the closing Cost. The additional incentive is paid Back with no interest after the mortgage is paid off a Brannick said. The maximum Purchase Price limits for new Homes in All of Jefferson county in non targeted areas is $94,716 and in targeted areas is $115,765 and for non targeted areas consisting of existing Homes in Beaumont and Jefferson county is $62,854, and the remainder of the county is $54,877. For existing Homes in targeted areas in Beaumont and port Arthur the Price is $76,821 Auld the Price tag on the remainder of the county is $73,184. A potential buyer must meet certain criteria to qualify a must be a first time Home buyer a first time Home buyer is defined for this program As someone who has not owned and occupied a Home in the past three years a must meet maximum income limit for families of two or less in non target Zaharias a from Page 1a he was All the More endearing All the More accessible to the common Folk because he Wasny to pretty and he did no to look like an athlete. In fact even at the Peak of his career when he carried 220 pounds on his Pear shaped 6-foot-2 Frame he probably looked less like an athlete than everyone else on the top too list. A this barrel always seemed too much for his legs which tapered into a pair of Ankles As slender almost As those of a girl a wrote one of his friends and chroniclers Paul Galileo. A the great head perched upon a pair of round and Unrath Letic shoulders presented a Moon of a face the feature of which was the flaring nostrils of a nose that was rather like a snout. His voice was deep and hoarse his speech crude and earthy his Ever ready laughter a great rumbling gurgle that arose from the caverns of his Middle. He had an Eye that was abnormally Quick nerves and muscular reactions to match a supple wrist a murderous swing and a gorgeously truculent competitive despite the Power of television and the Boom in All sports in the 51 years since his death nothing has diminished the babes stature not even the records that were broken by Roger mans Hank Aaron and Mark Mcgwire a sluggers with Only a fraction of Ruth a Charisma. Flaunting her own bodacious style Mildred Ella a babe Quot Didrik son pioneered a career As a full time professional female athlete and emerged As both a Star and target in the National debate Over the modern working woman. The pert wiry texan never found a game she play better than everyone else. Baseball basketball billiards and Golf she mastered them All. At the 1932 los Angeles olympics she announced upon arriving she would beat everyone in sight brazenly adding a i can do she surely could. She qualified for five of the six women a events scheduled but a sudden rather de areas which is $45,800 families of three or More which is $52,670 targeted areas for families of two or less which is $54,960 and three or More families in a targeted area $64,120 a the Home must be purchased in Jefferson county a the purchaser must occupy the purchased Home As their principal residence a must enter into 30-year fixed rate mortgages a the purchaser must meet Normal mortgage underwriting requirements which demonstrate creditworthiness participating lenders include a South Trust Bank 3400 Hwy 365 port Arthur Contact Sandra Flanigan at 729-1291 a Community Bank and Trust 2927 Nail St port Neches Contact Mary Howard at 727-2361 or Patsy Mcculler at 981-7081 or at the Beaumont location at 8425 Phelan blvd. Contact Lyn Gibbs Kevin Barry at 981-7058 a Mcafee mortgage 4410 Dowlen re. Beaumont Contact Renee pompoms at 409-899-9409 or the port Arthur location at 8791 9th St Contact Melissa Berry 729-4663 a spindle top mortgage corporation 3645 Balder Contact Kenneth Nichols at 409-832-0400 strange ruling by the olympic committee restricted women to Only three events. Of the ones she chose she won golds in the javelin and hurdles and settled for Silver in the High jump despite jumping higher than everyone else. The judges decided her headfirst Western Roll style did no to quite conform to tradition. The other women on the american team privately cheered when Didrikson lost out on that third Gold. They resented her coarse and bombastic style the flamboyant Way she strode into locker rooms and taunted them with shouts of a the babes Here who a going to come in second a but that was the babe cocky All the Way and never shy about psych ing out an opponent. If she upset her rivals and worried critics who saw in her a threat to femininity and the whole civilized world she also pointed the Way for a generation of Young girls who admired her competitive Zeal and passion for sports. She was so Good at so Many sports and left such an imprint As co founder of the Lyga Didrikson was often considered in her own Day the Best athlete in the world male or female. In the a poll she finished just behind her contemporaries no. 7 Joe Louis and no. 8 Jesse Owens but ahead of no. To Wilt Chamberlain. The next highest women were Navratilova at no. 20, Joyner Kersee at no. 40, and King at no. 41. The two babes hawked clothes and watches cars and Candy bars just As Jordan would two generations later with sneakers and sodas burgers and cartoons. Jordan might justifiably have been ranked no. I. His easy smile and fierce game face Are recognized around the world More than any athlete since Ali and the fresh memory of his fairness soaring above the rim represents the Ideal Union of Power and Grace in sports. Perhaps Jordan fell Short because his reign at the top of his game did no to last As Long As Ruth a or because basketball has not held the place baseball has in american port Arthur news . Box 789 port Arthur Texas 77641-0789 549 fourth St. Isis 438 600 let us hear from you. Of you have questions about news columns advertisements delivery production or your Bill Call us. We re Here to help. News items of you have news tips questions or complaints Call 985-5541 ext 130 or 727-1695 ext. 130 from 9 . To 11 monday through Friday or 3 . To 11 . Saturday and sunday. Other questions for general questions Call 985-5541 or 727-1695 and our switchboard operator will help you out. Department managers publisher Joe Ben Oiler 985-5541 ext. 103 advertising de Kestler 985-5541 ext. 148 news Roger Cowles 985-5541 ext. 139 circulation Dave Barnes 985-5541 ext. 120 business office Roxanne Moon 985-5541 ext. 102 production Troy Stutes 985-5541 ext. 113 mid county office regional Square suite 108 8700 ninth Avenue Highway 365 at ninth Avenue the port Arthur news a Community newspaper holdings inc. Newspaper is published mornings seven Days a week. The contents of the port Arthur news Are protected under the Federal copyright act. Reproduction of any portion of an Issue will not be permitted without the written permission of the publisher. Attention postmaster periodical postage paid at port Arthur Texas Send address changes to port Arthur news to Box 789, 77641. How can i Start or Stop my delivery Call 983-3311 from 6 . To 3 monday through Friday or 7 a in to 11 . On saturday and sunday. The same number also applies for new subscriptions. Well deliver your port Arthur news by Carrier seven Days a week for $9 per month paid in Advance. Mail subscription rates Are available at 983-3311. Paper missing Call 983-3311. For same Day delivery of a missed paper Call monday through Friday from 6 15 a in. To 10 . Or saturday and sunday from 7 15 . To 11 . Your paper should be delivered by 6 . Weekdays and 7 a in. Weekends placing an add classified want ads983-1656 8 .-5 . Monday Friday a retail ads 985-5541 8 .-5 . Monday Friday your Bill 985-5541. Advertising Bill ext. 104 subscription Bill ext. 118 classified Bill ext. 110 volume 103 number 271 Wilson from Page 1a a the Only Way this will be resolved is when paid and Lamar sit Down to talk about it. The task Force can to make those decisions a he said. Dammon will not be Able to attend mondays workshop because of numerous Church obligations this time of year three words living Christmas tree. Instead or. Chester Levy task Force assistant chair will discuss the scenarios with the Board. The task Force which consists of volunteers from various parts of the Community is currently on hiatus until january. Dammon said the group wished to wait and observe How trustees address the Wilson matter. A we want to let the dust Settle to see How the Board wants to move. If the Board is not going to act one Way or the other it provides less impetus for us to work harder a he said. A workshop is scheduled with Lamar and Texas state University life Over the course of the Century. And though the voters might have Felt an Affinity to Jordan As his contemporary they might not have had the distance of years to fully judge him. Choices of Thorpe or Ali would not have been hard to defend either. Thorpe never cashed in much on his athletic prowess and did no to tout himself shamelessly. But his deeds did no to require any hype to endure. At the 1912 olympics King Gustav of Sweden proclaimed him a the greatest athlete in the world a for winning the grueling Pentathlon and decathlon and Thorpe responded a thanks he also had careers in baseball and football proving he was an athlete of unparalleled talents. Thorpe nudged out Ruth for the top spot in the Apps greatest athletes of the half Century poll in 1950. Yet whether first or third by a Small margin either Way Thorpe remains esteemed As the most versatile of athletes excelling along with everything else in boxing wrestling swimming and shooting All the three time heavyweight Champion and the epitome of Speed and strength and courage in the ring was loved and hated More than any athlete this Century. He shaped and was shaped by the turbulent �?T60s and Early �?T70s, speaking out against the Vietnam War defying the draft sticking to his religious principles and enduring exile before reclaiming his title. He evolved somehow from a boastful Brash Doggerel spouting Good natured huckster in the most vicious of sports to a prayerful quiet and kindly spirit a beloved figure lighting the olympic Torch in Atlanta with a shaking hand. To some degree All the athletes on the top too list mirrored and cast Light on their times and influenced those who followed. The order of their finish seems less significant than the fact that they system officials to discuss the proposed Sale at i . Wednesday at Stilwell. The Board voted 4-3 in november to enter into negotiations with Lamar to sell the school under the condition that a reasonable Selling Price is agreed on and an appropriate relocation plan is determined to move students to a better facility. Or. Sam Monroe Lamar port Arthur president said he was pleased that paid decided to hold next weeks meeting. The school Board will be conversing with Monroe and the following Texas state University system officials Board of regents chair Pollyanna Stephens incoming chair Floyd Nickerson Chancellor Lamar Urbanovsky and vice Chancellor Fernando Gomez. Those officials made a commitment to travel to port Arthur from other parts of Texas to discuss the Wilson Sale with paid Board members. Monroe said he looks Forward to meeting with paid representatives and engaging in a meaningful dialogue. Received enough votes to appear at All. In choosing the top too the a relied on the judgments of 16 experts including athletes writers and historians. No. I on each list received too Points no. 2 99, and so on. The panellists listed a total of 325 athletes. Ruth was named first on five ballots Jordan on four Thorpe on three and All on two. Didrikson and Louis each received one first place vote. Voters were free to choose their own criteria a records athletic ability the athletes Impact on sports and society for example. Several voters declined to choose any horses simply on principle but secretariat the 1973 triple Crown Winner garnered enough Points to be ranked no. 81. Five of the top to performed in the first half of the Century and five in the second half Overall nearly three quarters of the athletes played All or most of their careers in the second half of the Century when the sports world underwent a television fun eled growth spurt. The Only Active athletes Are Jerry Rice 50pete Sampras 51tiger Woods 58cal Ripken or. 82and Mark Mcgwire 84. Of the 101 names on the final list a Roberto Clemente and Bob Gibson tied for no. Too a Only to were women reflecting the dominance of menus sports and the greater glorification of the male athlete in a society that has Only recently become comfortable w Ith girl jocks. In addition to Didrikson Navratilova Joyner Kersee and King the other women selected were Nadia Comanici 52chris Evert 55steffi Graf 68sonja heme and Wilma Rudolph tied for 76and Althea Gibson 83. Nearly one third of All the athletes on the list Are Black a demonstrating their late acceptance in big time sports after decades of discrimination and their Success since the barriers began to fall. Homeless from Page 1a the area and More efficient methods must be found. A the thing we Are most concerned about Are the families. They suffer the most and accountability is difficult a Hill said. A families sometimes stay at a hotel or with another family and in effect they temporarily have Homes. This creates a doubling up effect where two families Are sometimes counted As one and Many families Are homeless soon after the census is taken. A a deceptively Low number of homeless families Are generated when these studies Are done a Hill added. In the port Arthur area As Many As state from Page 1a the purple tide started on Texas 73 to Winnie rolled through Houston and collected in aggie stadium starting about three hours before game time because it is after All a three hour drive to College station. Some Png fans who had not yet bought tickets showed up at the stadium at noon a More than five hours before the game to get tickets. The Only break in the sea of purple was the occasional yellow and red of raincoats brought on by the Rainy foggy weather and Chili temperatures. The pregame reaction of the fans was predictably enthusiastic. There were fans dressed head to toe in purple. There were grandmothers and grandfathers acting like teenagers shouting in their enthusiasm for the indians there was even one fan who dressed like a real Indian Buckskin and All. However. It was four Png High school students who in seemed to personify the football madness that grips the people of port Neches and Groves in times like these. Aaron Mouton Adam Wallace Bud Wilkins and Josh Trevino All painted their faces various shades of purple and White to go with the purple and White clothes they wore. One of hem even wore a headdress that appeared to be made of various articles of clothing. A we Are Here to make Buffalo wings a said one of the Young fans. Although none of them was old to remember the glory Days of the Early and mid 70�?Ts, they had heard of them and admitted that they were a trying to bring Back the excitement and spirit of the old Days. We expect a 60-0 Victory said the boys 66 individuals and 60 families Are in need of emergency shelter while about 14 families Are in need of child care. As Many As 95 individuals and 49 families Are in need of Job training and cannot be accommodated according to the the report. There Are also Many administrative problems j faced by area homeless missions. As Many As 98 individuals and 82 families cannot be properly served because Case managers Are overwhelmed. Also gaps exist in the availability of and need for Job training supportive housing life skills and substance abuse treatment and housing placement services and health care. As they turned their attention Back to the ensuing Kickoff. When Png scored on the games first and second possessions it appeared that their prediction of an easy Victory might come True. Clemens is a Tough and talented team and when they fought Back and scored in second Quarter the indians opponent caused the indians fans yelled even louder. One elderly fan too Busy Yelling to give his name was still not satisfied with the volume of the cheer ing Early in the game turned around and screamed a a Yak la give Mem hell a before turning Back to the game and Yelling some More. The crowd quieted Down a Little at half time enjoying the performance of the bands but eager to get Back to the game. Clemens scored again and went ahead by 4. Still the Indian fans did not give up and they yelled louder than Ever. When the Png offence moved the Ball but could not seem to find the end zone in the third Quarter they still cheered. When it became apparent that the indians faced an Uphill Battle the fans were a Little quieter but they kept on Cheeng. When quarterback Dustin Long ran in for a touchdown they caught fire. When the Indian defense finally stopped the buffaloes cold on the next drive they turned almost ecstatic. Port Neches and Groves Are not exactly party towns but its a Strong bet there will be celebrations in both. Because when the indians won the game their fans acted like it was exactly what they expected. No matter what happens in the future Png can be proud of the loyalty and dedication its fans have shown this season and for More than previous 30 seasons. Texas lotto i 1-23-28-41-9-50 Louisiana lotto 6-10-24-27-36-40 Louisiana to Werb All 6-10-31-47-48 29 give the gift of shopping this year give them something really want. A Central Hall gift certificate available in $5, $10, $25, $50 denominations and redeemable at any Central mall store. Its a gift everyone wants to return. Central mall 3100 Hwy. 365 a port Arthur a 727-2109 %

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