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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Port Arthur, Texas 2a port Arthur news sunday december 19,1999 via associated press National summary an area of showers will pass through the Carolinas today. Meanwhile a deepening trough combined with a series of fronts will bring Snow and flurries to the Northern Rockies and Plains a couple of rain and Snow showers will also spill into the extreme Northwest in contrast the Northeast and Southwest will be dry weather cold wet weather coming to state by the associated press except for a few Clouds scattered around the state Texas was mostly sunny and Clear on saturday. Temperatures ranged from the 40s and 50s in North and West Texas to mostly in the 60s in South Texas. But precipitation and colder temperatures will be on tap for most of the state on sunday and monday. A vigorous cold front will bring much colder weather for South Texas next week along with a Chance for precipitation on monday. Sleet May be in the offing for the Hill country and Northern forecasts local forecast sunday expect partly Cloudy skies with highs in the mid-60s and East winds from 5 to 10 mph becoming More Gusty later. Sunday night should be mostly Cloudy and Breezy with showers and thunderstorms later on. Lows should be in the mid-50s Inland to near 60 on the coast. Expect a 60 percent Chance of rain. Monday should be mostly Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms ending Early. Expect a High near 60 Early in the Day with temperatures falling to the mid-40 by late afternoon with a 70 percent Chance for rain. Extended forecast for South Texas tuesday through portions of South Texas. Snow is possible Over the Panhandle through monday. Highs sunday and monday will be in the 20s and 30s in the extreme Northern Panhandle to around 50 in the extreme South. Lows sunday night will be from around to in the extreme North to the 20s and 30s in the extreme South. North Texas will see rain mixed with sleet on sunday night. High temperatures sunday will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The rain and sleet should end Early monday with High temperatures in the mid 30s to near 40. Thursday tuesday and wednesday should have lows near 30 and highs near 50. Expect partly Cloudy skies decreasing into thursday. Offshore forecast High Island to Atchafalaya River expect variable winds sunday from the South at 5 knots to 10 knots by mid afternoon. Seas should be about 3 foot with a Light chop in protected Waters. Winds should pick up to 15 knots after Midnight with scattered storms. Louisiana forecast expect highs in the mid-60s sunday with a 30 percent Chance of rain at night. Lows in the upper 50s.climate records High Low yesterday month to Date year to Date rainfall 81 in 1978 21 in 1909 1.20 inches 2.80 inches 35.40 inches 19 79 inches less than Normal Daylight Sunrise today 7 06 a m. Sunset today 5 20 p m tide records for today Sabine pass High 1 29 p m. 11 45 p m. Low 6 19 a m. 6 50 p m observations City Hilo pre. Tolk port Arthur 62 55 1 20 cd 53 35 cd Albuquerque 50 25 cd Amarillo 51 35 cd Atlanta 56 42 in Austin 60 42 Clr Baltimore 48 28 cd Baton Rouge 57 51 2 05 cd Brownsville 73 57 cd Corpus Christi 72 49 cd Dallas it Worth 55 48 .21 cd Elpaso 61 35 cd Houston 58 54 .10 cd Lake Charles 61 55 1 27 cd los Angeles 74 51 Clr Lubbock 51 31 Clr Miami Beach 80 67 cd Midland Odessa 55 35 cd new Orleans 62 55 66 cd new York City 42 38 cd Oklahoma City 47 35 cd Phoenix 72 43 Clr san Angelo 56 39 cd san Antonio 64 42 Clr san Diego 67 50 Clr san Francisco 59 44 Clr Shreveport 59 46 32 cd Waco 57 51 cd Washington do 51 34 cd Wichita Falls 45 33 cd sex president said to be unable to have conversation that makes sense Washington a former first lady Nancy Reagan says that five years after her husband was diagnosed with alzheimer a disease he no longer is capable of hav ing a conversation that makes sense. Mrs. Reagan also said that friends of former president Ronald Reagan no longer Are invited to their California Home because Reagan does not recognize them. The former president no longer swims or takes walks she said. She commented during a recent conversation with a Span executive Brian Lamb at the Ronald Reagan presidential Library in Simi Valley Calif. The session was part of the Cable networks series a american presidents life portraits a which has aired throughout the year. Mrs. Reagan a interview currently is being broadcast. In the interview mrs. Reagan explained How the former presi Dent without assistance wrote his own letter to the american people in 1994 disclosing he had been diagnosed with alzheimer a disease a progressive condition in which the brain degenerates causing severe memory loss and dementia. She was asked what she has Learned about the disease Over the past five years. A that it is probably the worst disease you can Ever have a she replied. A because you lose Contact and you re not Able to share. In our Case to share All of those wonderful memories that we a can you have a conversation with the president that makes sense to you a Lamb asked. A not now no a mrs. Reagan replied. A How have you dealt with it when people come to visit and he does no to recognize them a he asked. A Well now we done to have visitors. We never let that happen a she said. Alzheimer a disease is the fourth leading cause of death among adult americans. An estimated four million americans have the disease. Mrs. Reagan said her husbands Public acknowledgement helped lift the stigma Many people associated with alzheimer a. A they did no to know it was a disease like any other disease a she said. A the helped dispel that. And now it is amazing How Many people come up and say to me that their mothers and fathers and husbands and somebody in their family has alzheimer a. Now they re free to talk about it. So he did a great mrs. Reagan was asked How she has Learned to Deal with her husbands condition. A you just do it you just get up and take each Day As it comes and put one foot in front of the other a she replied. A you just agent a shocked and insulted1 by arrest charges blasts Dallas apr a . Drug agent said he was a shocked and insulted when authorities arrested him on murder for hire charges and accused him of plotting to avenge the 1995 slaying of his Cousin according to the Dallas morning news sunday editions. Salvador Martinez a . Drug enforcement administration agent based in Monterrey Mexico told the newspaper that he believes a mexican informant recorded him discussing How his family Felt about indians from Page 1a we would get him in a situation where we could handle them he would bust out and make a play. A your inability to throw the Ball affected us. We needed some things to happen today. It Wasny to meant to be. We had a Good game. They just had tremendous athletes. Its a credit to our players to play As Well As they did against the Type of team we played today a Stephenville a propane tank Shaker cans caused the yellow jackets fans to rattle All Day. The indians just wish so so players could have rattled Midway in the third Quarter. Indians tailback to Wortham 8 for 91 had just blistered the jackets on a pretty 41-Yard cutback touchdown run. That sliced Stephenville a 14-6 halftime Cushion to 14-12 with 7 27 left in the third Quarter. The accurate toe of Joey Price 44 and 49-Yard first half Field goals kept Png within reach even though Stephenville a offence was More than doubling in Gas Jsse Sion time. Then the younger irises offered the title answer guiding the jackets on a 7 13 game winning drive Png thought it had Stephenville in position to turn the game around. The jackets faced third and 5 from their 26 when the she quarterback trotted in motion and accepted an Angle snap from his Center. Briles noticed a crease in the defense and darted 20 Yards on a cutback to the she 46. Briles also accounted for the Drivers two other double digit gainers. His 21-Yard pass into double coverage to . Douglas gained 21 Yards to in Gas 27 and solved a his cousins murder. The Fri quickly used it against him he said in the copyrighted Story a my emotions were misinterpreted and built into a criminal Case which is very sad because in a not a the agent said Friday in his first interview about the arrest. A i just expressed the emotions of the family and it was turned around to where i was going to have a contract to kill. I never his Cousin Lionel a a Brunot Jor third-and-19 dilemma. In Gas defense always had to be conscious of the games leading rusher tailback Zac Hunter 22 carries for 126 Yard because of his outstanding 4.4 Speed which badly damaged in Gas flanks. So Briles faked a Handoff to Hunter from the Shotgun and dashed through an opening on the left Side on a 15-Yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left in the third Quarter. That fattened the indians deficit to 21-12 and also tested their patience to stay primarily with the ground game. A we made them in Gas defense have to think Quot the younger Bales said. A Down South Here they done to have to worry about throwing teams As much. That disrupted them defensively. A we thought if we could come Here and do what we normally do that we would be Able to Briles one interception of the Day picked off by indians safety Chris Gohlke enabled the tribe to have a Chance to narrow the Gap with 8 51 to play. Png moved to Stephenville a 37 with 6 33 to play but the Dave fizzled because the indians struggled through the airways. Jackets linebacker Cal Jillson stepped in front of Long a pass for Price with 5 35 to go. Long managed one scoring pass four seconds before the Buzzer connecting with Price on a two Yard flip just before the handshakes. A my hats off to Stephenville Quot Burnett said. A a they be got a great team. Far and away they re the Best Overall athletes we be seen. They had a great idea on How to Stop our passing game. Look How huge they were. I was real proud of our kids. With a break or two we re Texas lotto 12-37-4-50-36-32 Louisiana lotto 1-3-18-25-27-37 Louisiana to Werb All 2-3-15-25-43 25 dan was killed during a carjacking on Jan. 20, 1995, in Elpaso. Miguel Angel Flores of Mexico the boy Martinez allegedly wanted killed was 13 at the time of the killing and was tried for the murder three times. Although he was convicted at the first trial the verdict was overturned and two successive juries failed to reach a unanimous decision. He was freed earlier this year. The Jordan family has contended the slaying was not a simple car jacking but rather a warning to the Dea and the Jordan family to stay away from Mexico a Juarez drug Cartel. Phil Jordan a a Brunot Jordan a brother and Martinez Cousin said the family never wanted the teenager murdered. Phil Jordan spent three decades with the Dea and is now a Plano Security consultant Martinez was arrested by the Fri and was released on $200,000 bail set by a Federal magistrate in Brownsville on thursday. 13-year-old sentenced to 22 years in prison Corpus Christi Texas apr a judge on Friday sentenced a 13-year-old boy to 22 years behind bars for his role in the beating death of an elderly Man in september. The teen could remain at a Texas youth commission facility until he is 21, when a judge would then decide whether to parole him or Transfer him to a prison Deanie King chief juvenile prosecutor for nieces county told the Corpus Christi caller times. He also could be transferred to a prison at age 16, or be paroled she said. A jury convicted the youth thursday of the murder of Benjamin Rojas 65, of san Antonio who died from injuries he received in the robbery and beating. A 15-year-old boy also is accused in the killing and has been certified to stand trial As an adult. The 13-year-old boy was indicted on a capital murder charge but prosecutors gave jurors the option of convicting him for the lesser offence of first degree murder. Cubans from Page 1a hmm we Mukk them because it considers them subject to deportation. But there is no agreement Between the United states and Cuba to have them sent Back. Officials did not say Why the bahamian was still being held. The release of the hostages came about four hours after All 54 remaining prisoners who refused to participate in the standoff were emptied from the jail. Authorities Cut a Hole through an Interior Wall so the men could leave without passing the wardens office where the hostage takers would have seen them. Among those holding the hostages were two convicted killers a Lazaro Elisanto Orta who has been in ins custody since 1997, and Anthony Deveaux in ins custody since 1998. Since the rebellion began about too of the jails 170 other inmates had been moved to other jails. About 20 More inmates were led saturday out the Back door before the remainder of the inmates were moved. The jail takeover also triggered a hunger strike about 90 Miles away by 174 foreigners awaiting deportation at the Avo Yelles Parish jail in Marksville. Inmates stopped eating food and taking medications on wednesday sheriffs maj. Harry Normand said. Guards found one homemade knife and additional guards were put on duty to make sure the hunger strike does no to turn into a rebellion Norman said. Cuban inmates at the Marksville jail took a Deputy hostage seven years ago and demanded to be sent Back to Cuba but guards quickly rescued the hostage. A because we done to negotiate we put an end to it within 30 minutes a Normand said. Show to tho Money win Ute or eat Pyramid of Cash in Ute to too too visible vault it of out a yours Only at player Inland Casino. Players Island a Casino h o i i i is t. Of he it to. I 800 977 play from Page 1a were blamed for the assassination of former president Ranasinghe pre Madasa and several moderate sri lankan tamil politicians and indians former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. A we have information that there Are several suicide bombers in the City trying to create As much disorder As possible a said police officer a. Kamaldeen. In Colombo the Assassin who had dressed himself like a woman in a Sari tried to embrace mrs. Kumar Tunga. Guards dragged him several feet before he detonated the explosive an officer said. Police said they found parts of a Man s body they believe was the suicide bomber. Maya Mirchandani a reporter for the Hong Kong based Star to said mrs. Kumar Tunga had paused for a minute to answer a question when the blast occurred about 15 feet away. A she fell on the ground. I done to know How Many Security men fell on her a is. Mirchandani said. Fireworks had been going off after mrs. Kumar Tunga ended her speech she said. A but it was the smell of burning flesh and the sound that convinced them that it was a bomb blast she said. Police said finance minister . Peiris and transport minister a. Rowlana were among the injured. Security commandos fired immediately and some journalists said at least one photographer was injured. Is. Mirchandani said two television journalists including one from Nhok network of Japan were wounded in the first explosion. Police and military soldiers set up roadblocks across Colombo and checked All vehicles. The government imposed an indefinite curfew in the capital. It was mrs. Kumara Tungat a last Public address before campaigning ended at Midnight. Some 11.5 million registered voters will choose the next president for a five year term in office. Mrs. Kumar Tunga is seeking a second term in office saying she wants a renewed mandate to end the civil War. She is pitted against Wickremesing he and la other candidates. Mrs. Kumar Tunga came to Power in 1994 on a Promise to end the War. A year later she held talks with the tamil Tiger rebels but the guerrillas broke off talks abruptly and called off the cease fire. Since then Security forces have been fighting the rebels. The Battle has left an estimated 61,000 people dead since 1983. In recent weeks the tigers have made considerable gains in the Battle overrunning More than too villages in areas held by the army and moving close to a military base in the elephant pass area in the North. 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