The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 268, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 23, 2003 Page: 2 of 16
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Partly cloudy with a 30 percent
chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Light winds. Lows in the mid 70s.
Sunrise — 6:52 a.m.
Sunset — 7:51 p.m.
Low tide — 12:54 a.m.
High tide — 10:58 a.m.
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent
chance of showers and thunder
storms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Sunrise — 6:52 a.m.
Sunset — 7:52 p.m.
Low tide — 12:07 a.m.
High tide — 10:44 a.m.
— Tides for Point Barrow, Trinity Bay
89 74 cdy
92 71 cdy
106 73 clr
91 84 cdy
Charleston. S.C. 89 72 .75 cdy
New York City
95 69 clr Omaha
89 74 .25 cdy Orlando
92 73 .37 cdy
i 99 76 clr
90 66 cdy
91 70 .26 cdy
74 53 .01
98 75 .06
92 75 cdy
81 54 cdy
75 51 .02 cdy
92 65 .05 clr
90 59 cdy
I 89 72
88 78 clr
94 73 .20 cdy Tampa-St Ptrsbg
State and national temperatures
Temperatures indicate Friday's high
and overnight low to 7 p.m.
Lo Pre Otlk
97 74 cdy
97 69 cdy
88 72 cdy
90 72 cdy
96 7.0 cdy
90 73 cdy
89 71 cdy
90 74 rn
91 75 cdy
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Thought for Today
Today in History ■ — - —
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2003. There are
130 days left in the year.
Todays Highlight in History:
" On Aug. 23, 1927, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and
Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of
two men during a 1920 robbery. Sacco and Vanzetti were vindi-
cated in 1977 by Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis.
On this date':’
In 1754, France’s King Louis XVI was born at Versailles.
In 1914, Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.
In 1926, silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at
In 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-
In 1944, Romanian prime minister Ion Antonescu was dis-
missed by King Michael, paving the way for Romania to abandon
the Axis in favor of the Allies.
In 1960, Broadway1 librettist Oscar Hammerstein II died in
In 1972, the Republican national convention, meeting in Miami
Beach, Fla., nominated Vice President Spiro T. Agnew for a sec-
In 1979, Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the
Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York.
In 1982, Lebanon's parliament elected Christian militia leader
Bashir Gemayel president. However, Gemayel was assassinated
some three weeks later.
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew slammed into the Bahamas with
120 mph winds.
Five years ago: Boris Yeltsin again dismissed the Russian gov-
ernment, replacing his 36-year-old prime minister, Sergei
Kiriyenko, with the Soviet-style leader he’d fired five months ear-
. lier, Viktor Chernomyrdin. ■ ■■--- ■ .....
One year ago: North Korean leader Kim Jong 11 made his sec-
ond visit to Russia in a year, meeting with President Vladimir
Putin in Vladivostok.
The Associated Press
Perry pardons 35 convicted inTulia drug busts
Gov. Rick Perry
credible witness” and recorn-
The women sued Coleman,
Daddy and baby
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lawyer representing some of
suit "the opening round in a
new phase of this struggle.” He
drug busts had not been brought
ceeds benefit the fire department
and its operations.
NAACP fund-raiser — A barbe-
cue fund-raiser to collect dona-
tions toward the re-activation of
the Baytown NAACP chapter will
begin at 521 Park St. at 1 p.m.
NAMI — The NAMI Consumer
Group meets at 1 p.m. each
Saturday at La Familia Restaurant
on Garth Road. Call Lois
Walstead at 281-424-5760.
Shriners — The Baytown
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Thurs 10A - 8P
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2827 N. Alexander
For obituaries and funeral service
information, see Page 8B
Obituaries: Effie Mae Ellender, Lee Roy Mills,
Stephen Marcus Morgan
SALE•CLEARANCE•SALE• CLL ARANCE
and so is Tom
McNalr/Unus kick-off — The
McNair Community Development
Corporation and the Harris
County Office of Housing and
Economic Development will intro-
duce the McNair/Linus
Community Plan at a kick-off from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unity
Missionary Baptist Church, 2625 on NASA Road 1 in Clear Lake.
Visitors are welcome.
Church breakfast — Breakfast
Club is held every Saturday in
Bonner Hall at Trinity Episcopal
Church, 2701 W. Main St.
Breakfast is served from 9 to
9:30 a.m. For more information,
call 281-422-3537 or visit
12 Tulia defendants who were
still in prison.
“It feels good to finally be- north of Lubbock,
completely free," said Freddie ~ ~
TULIA — Gov. Rick Perry
on Friday granted pardons to 35
people who were convicted of
drug charges based on the testi-
mony of an undercover agent
later charged with petjury.
"Texans demand a justice marshaled law firms in New
’ A judge this spring ruled that bought drugs from them,
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2518 Ward Rd. (@ Kilgore)
for four years,”
Brookins Sr. said.
An attorney with the NAACP / '
Legal Defense Fund, which Coleman was. "simply not
gala celebration of a new begin-
ning of spiritual worship at 3 p.m.
at J.D. Walker Community Center,
7613 Wade Road in Baytown. For Shrine Club will be have the offi-
information, contact Rev. John ■"-* -♦ c-on
White at 281-4243668.
Hymn Singing — Members of
all faiths are invited to an "old-
fashioned hymn singing and
preaching" at 10 a.m. c..Z Z......
at the Hampton Inn, 7211 Garth
Road at Interstate 10. For infor-
mation, call 281-422-7949.
Perry said in a
Church opening — Heaven's
Way Fellowship Community
Church invites the public to join a
A A I believe my decision to grant pardons
in these cases is both appropriate and
Support group — The
Compassionate Friends, a sup-
port group for bereaved parents
and grandparents, meets from
7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Monday of
Todd Hart age 13
1 Very motivating
2 Second family
3 Never give up attitude
Morgan Hallliigsworth age 10
1 To have better etiquette
2 Self assurance
3 Better physical health
Broad St. in McNair. The commu-
nity plan includes five-year goals
for the area. For information, call
Nikki Anderson at 281-843-2836.
Barbecue fund-raiser — The
Old River-Winfree Volunteer Fire
Department will be holding its
annual barbecue and auction from
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Old
River-Winfree Community Building
on FM 565. Tickets are $5 each Cnndav
for 1/4 chicken, sausage, bread, *ura,aJ
veggies and trimmings. Desserts
and drinks are extra. This auction
will begin about noon. All pro-
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and the sunlight marks )
ny of Tom Coleman, the only
undercover agent involved in
the busts. In June, Perry signed lance to substantiate drug buys month.
convictions of the 38 people
pardons in these cases is both “This is just really incredible prosecuted and order new trials,
appropriate and just.” news. This is what we saw the Coleman was indicted for
Perry said he was. influenced facts showed,” said the lawyer, perjury in April in connection
by questions about the testimo- Vanita Gupta. with testimony he gave at evi-
Coleman worked alone and dentiary hearings this year. He
used no audio or video surveil- faces a preliminary hearing next
Of those convicted but
Swisher County and its sheriff,
Larry Stewart, prosecutor Terry
McEachern and several offi-
cials with a narcotics task force
in Amarillo that worked with
Coleman. The women, who did
not specify damages in their
lawsuit, said the officials violat-
ed their civil rights and directed.
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system that is tough but fair," York and Washington to repre- mended the Texas Court of rac , ^ias a8ainst Tulia s black
statement. "I sent the defendants for free, said Criminal Appeals overturn the
believe my decision to grant Perry did the right tiling.
—-J~“‘ “ ■'---------'■ “This is just really incredible prosecuted and order new trials,
news. This is what we saw the C
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Coleman's attorney did not
immediately return calls for
comment. Stewart declined to
comment. McEachern said he
hadn’t seen the lawsuit and
couldn't comment. Officials at
the task force were unavailable.
Swisher County officials
approved a $250,000 settlement
for those imprisoned on
Coleman's word in exchange for
gible to seek pardons because of the defendants promising not to
er. sue the county. Bossett and
Also Friday, two women who White did not receive any of the
were indicted but never prose- settlement because charges
recommended the pardons last cuted after the drug busts filed against them were dropped,
month. a lawsuit in federal district Jeff Blackburn, an Amarillo
Of the 46 people arrested in court in Amarillo against law lawyer representing some of
July 1999, 39 were black, which enforcement officials. Zuri those prosecuted, called the law-
"We've been waiting for this led civil rights groups to ques- Bossett and Tonya White said “•'* ------’ *" -
tion if the busts were racially they were not in Tulia at the . ...
time Coleman claimed he said officials responsible for the
cial Potentate's visit at 6:30 p.m.
at 110 W. Main. This will be
ladies night. For more informa-
tion, call 281-422-2747.
Baby Time — Come to Baby
and 6 p m T'me at Sterling Municipal Library
with your infants up to 18 months
old from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
with Miss Lisa, young people's
librarian. Leam songs to sing,
stories to tell, and finger plays to
aid in your child's development.
Duplicate bridge — The
Community Duplicate Bridge Club
meets at 6:45 p.m. every
Monday at Remington Park, 901
W. Baker Road. Players pay $2
each. Fbr more information, call
every Month at Heartland Hospice 281-427-3031.
Conference Center in the Baytown
Chamber of Commerce Building
a bill allowing the release of the he said he made from 46 people Of those convicted but not
from Tulia, a small town of pardoned, one. is on deferred
about 5,100 residents 60 miles probation, and two were not eli-
The Texas Board of Pardons convictions on other charges.
Brookins Jr., who had been sen- and Paroles, asked by Perry to
tenced to 20 years in prison on review the cases, unanimously
Coleman's word. He was
released in June.
His father called Friday's par-
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