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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Port Arthur, Texas Inside this morning sports sunday legislator still working lawmakers to meet monday for work on school Reform blam pieced Irish Republican army claims responsibility for Soldier deaths Hollywood Seroon Star Box Harrison dins at 82 48 Orange fold whips Diboll to Roach a Stato tournament in my bombeck.2e bride.2e classified .20-50 crossword.50 editorial.6a-7a goff.2e health.3c homework.6b horoscope.7e,weather Jumble .50. Life 1e-9e Doudy he a i in the Low nation.4a of. Obituaries.60rpu�?~ .4a of Soutiea ib-5b subscription or delivery s�t.3a so Vic questions Coll 983-3311. World a �?��?�4c o Ideo Oil rights reserved port Arthur news port Arthur Texas sunday june 3, 1990 75 cents Laid Back do k106 disc jockey Jay Jeffries tries to solicit donations from passers by in Central mall for the children s Mira Cle network telethon. Contestants will be on the boat for 27 /2 hours trying to get the most donations to win prizes. Port Arthur new Stet photo by Bill Snow or. The prizes Are a Sailboat airfare for 2 to anywhere in the Continental . Or a color to. Gramm confident in area by Darragh Doiron port Arthur Haws Stow writer despite fierce country wide Competition . Sen. Phil Gramm remains confident local proposals for a Federal prison site Are the Best in Texas. Gramme Texas received a briefing saturday at the Jefferson county Airport Media room of the three proposed local Sites near Nederland and Beaumont and saw one first hand. Judge Richard Leblanc briefed Gramm and about 20 area business and government officials on the Sites at . 69, Erie Street and Hebert Road before the group boarded a bus to the . 69 site. A we have had several communities come Forth with a package. I want to say today that i believe that what you have put together in the Golden Triangle is the Best package in the state Quot Gramm later told the group. County officials Hope to get a Federal prison at the Complex where a Bio million county jail is planned and a 880 million state prison has already broken ground. Leblanc repeatedly stressed All three 900 to 1,000-acre Sites Are presented equally with no preference for location at a particular one. Each Sites proximity to schools hospitals and shopping centers was outlined along with housing and recreational options. A the Bottom line is we have put together a very viable proposal. If we Are successful in Texas in Landing a super prison i believe that this will be the site. This is a big economic prize. A lot of communities around the country want it a Gramm said. Total support from government and Community have helped make the package workable he said and estimated the project would provide directly and indirectly about 1,000 permanent jobs and about $150 million in construction. Some prison worker salaries begin at $25,000 a year he said. The county is offering to buy so prison Page 2a Summit moves to Camp David a Lee photo Gorbachev left Are arranged by Bush for photo Cox news service Camp David my. A the leaders of the two superpowers left behind the Glare of the television lights saturday for private talks overlooking the mountains at this deceptively Humble looking hideaway 65 Miles Northwest of Washington. A Day after agreeing to slash their strategic nuclear arsenals and stockpiles of Poison Gas and to establish closer Trade ties president Bush and president Mikhail s. Gorbachev turned their attention to regional issues such As Afghanistan Cuba and the Middle East. During several hours of relaxed talks the two presidents agreed to work together to a lease tensions wherever possible Quot said White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater. During much of the hot hazy Day the leaders met outdoors on a Terrace at the Cato tin Mountain Retreat. In the informal surroundings the two men who had arrived Here wearing business attire removed their ties. The spokesman said that the warm feelings from the signing ceremony lingered at Camp David but that the two still do not Call each other a George Quot and a Mikhail Quot but a emr. although they be known each other for some years now that so the nature of their relationship Quot said Fitzwater. Breaking briefly the presidents took Man Kasota next 4a soviets Aye visit 4c a tour of the grounds by Golf cart. The soviet Leader drove. In the heavily wooded surroundings of Camp David they had ample time for the informal get to understand you sessions which both leaders had said were among the most important part of their Summit. As Gorbachev arrived he said they would be talking about a Flash Points Quot in every area of the planet and a general discussions in order to understand each other the presidents and first ladies Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev looked much like cheerful vacationing couples on a Day trip during their Brief appearances for the press. President Bush was decked out in a sporty Blue Blazer. Gorbachev attired mor formally in a suit flashed his famous smile just before joining Bush aboard the Marine one helicopter in route to the Camp. There was no evidence of the soviet leaders Well publicized distaste for Riding in helicopters. Travelling with them on the chopper were Only a handful of Security men and translators plus one military aide carrying an attache Case containing the secret codes for launching a nuclear attack on targets that Are ironically in the soviet Union. That Case dubbed the a nuclear football Quot always goes with the american president whether to a Golf game or a restaurant. The first ladies having been declared a joint Triumph in their addresses Friday to Wellesley College graduate showed outward signs of comrack the walked hand in hand out their helicopter on the so Summit. Page 2 a to Cable rate takes dive by Harry Taylor port Arthur now staff writer the monthly rate for Basic Cable service by Sci Cablevision of Texas inc. In the port Arthur area will be lowered 60 cents or 5.6 percent to $16.95 per month effective july i area general manager Mike Mckee announced. The current Basic service monthly rate is $17.55, or $17.95 for Basic service plus expanded Basic service a american movie classics esp Turner network television Usa network and Home sports entertainment. However Mckee said Sci would implement also effective july i a $2 per month converter Box rental charge on the primary outlet. Mckee said the converter Box rental charge will not affect subscribers with Cable ready television sets or Vars who do not need to rent converters from Sci to receive Basic Cable programming on the primary outlet. There has been no converter Box rental charge by Sci but Mckee said about 50 to 60 percent of Sci customers have Cable ready sets or Vars. Customers who subscribe to Premium services a Home Box office cinemas and Disney a will continue to receive free converter boxes. He said about 60 percent of Sci customers subscribe to the Premium services. A however if customers done to take the expanded Basic service they will save 40 cents per month and with the rate reduction of 60 cents per month on Basic service their net monthly Cost would go up Baa rates Peg 2a \ Escagne sets High goals editor s note this is the first instalment in a series of articles profiling valedictorians from area High schools. By Susan Walker port Arthur news staff writer Nederland a Erie Escagne has broken what was a growing trend among Nederland High schools valedictorians. You would have to go Back to 1983 to find the last male to graduate at the top of the class in Nederland. Escagne the son of or. And mrs. Irving e. Escagne or. Of port Arthur said his Good grades set a level of expectation for his Success. A a it a always been just done to let Down Quot he said. The journey to becoming the top student seems to begin in the first one or two years of High school he said when students May suddenly realize their grades have put them near the top. A i think it takes a Little bit of humility because the two or three people behind me were not far behind me and it would be really hard for me to say in a simply the Best Quot he said. Among his other activities he has been editor of the literary Magazine and Captain of the Texaco Star and Channel 6 Challenge teams. He was president of the National Honor society was a member of the science club math club Spanish club and youth in government and participant on mock trial teams. Escagne played basketball for three years. Though he loves watching football and played it in ninth Grade he found he was better at basketball. He would top of the class like to continue his sports activities beyond High school he said. The valedictorian has been accepted into the University of notre Dame in Indiana and was named a notre Dame scholar an Honor granted to Only 15 percent of the freshman class. His fathers family a Catholic background gave them some ties to the University and he had been interested in its sports teams. A it turned into an appreciation of the institution itself Quot he said. Escagne has considered a career in Public service following his skills in debate and interests in history and political issues. But after a visit to Rice University he had second thoughts and is now thinking about pre business or possibly pre Law. Escagne broke male Barrier

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