Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 113, No. 286, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 4, 1991 Page: 4 of 14
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4—THE NEWS-TELEGRAM, Sulphur Spring#, T#xa#, Wednesday, December 4,1991
By MARV VANCE / Correspondent
Effie May Neal is in Baylor Hos-
pital after suffering a heart attack
last Wednesday at home The latest
report on Monday is that she is
Oren • nd Wanda Singleton spent
Thanksgiving with their family in
the homeoi their daughter. Shirley,
and husband Dr. Bruce Henry, of
Dallas They also visited with their
grandson. Lance McCaskey, in his
new home in PJano on Wednesday.
Another grandson. Russ McCaskey
of Oklahoma, joined them on
Thursday and remained for the
Mrs. Lula Sullivan and daughter,
(ieraldine. had an eventful Thanks-
On Tuesday Lula was delighted
to receive a telephone call from her
granddaughter. Wanda Edwards,
from the island of Martinique off
the South. American coast, where
she was spending the Thanksgiving
holidays with friends.
I he group was in a hotly contest-
ed 42 game, and Ed and Wanda
wanted documentation from her
grandmother on a controversial
play. Lula was able to clarify the
rules. Late Tuesday afternoon,
Lula's daughter. Bobbie Joyce
Edwards of Conroe, arrived to take
hei mother and sister to Arlington
The three were special guests of
Bobbie's grandchildren. Meredith
and Mathew Menshew. at Private
Oak Ridge School, honoring grand-
paients. Lula had (lie distinction of
being the only great-grandmother
attending this special event in her
gn at giunddaughtcr's fifth-grade
class. Mathew, her great-grandson,
who is in the third gr^de. presented
hci with poems and stories about
After the reception and program
at the school, the trio had lunch at
the Hidden Valley Country Club,
hosted by Bobbie’s daughter and
son-in-law. Wanda and Morrie
Menshew:. To climax a perfect day,
they were guests for a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner at the home of
Mrs. Ruby Lynch. Lula’s sister, in
Birthright. Bobbie’s husband. Jim-
mie. arrived to take Lula. Geral-
dine. Bobbie and Aunt Ruby to cat-
tleman's restaurant in Sulphur
Springs for Thanksgiving dinner
They spent the afternoon visiting
relatives in Sulphur Springs and
Last week, the Vances were treat
ed with Thanksgiving dinner by
Brownie Troop 172. of Sulphur
Bluff The meal was delicious, and
we appreciated the thought of their
special treat for us.
.Those presenting the food were
Jessica Pettit. Maggie Waller. Krys
tal Perales and April Rogers Other
members of the troop are Mindy
Tamayo,' Angela Norman. Carmen
Mitchell, Jennifer Lunsford, Jaci
Jaggers, Amanda Thompson and
Amanda Tubb Their leader. Tina
Gaggers. brought the girls to make
deliveries. , ’
Thanksgiving wa.venjoyed by the
Vance’s with their family and
friends. Granddaughters Debbi and
Kathy and great-granddaughter
Sarah all had lunch with Rex and
Elaine at their local property We
visited with the Aults Friday night
The Beta Club took fruit to
Woodhaven Nursing Home.
Monday night, the junior high
played Roxton. The girls came out
winners, but the boys were not that
/Yantis ISD honor roll for
second six weeks listed
V,nit i s Independent School District
lias announced its honor roll students
frit the second sDc weeks.
Eirsl Grade Crystal Bovd. Chaisen
('hamness. Matthew Davis. Meredith
Davis. Angelica Garcia. Lindsay Hur-
ley. Michael Jenkins. Kame Louviere,
Hanna Reed, Clifton Robbins,
(TfrEtophcr Rowback, Adam Silli-
van Manrii Walker and Amy Winters
Second (Trade: Jessica Adkins,
Ashley Boston Maura Dennehy. Ann
Denton. Ashley Dowell. Ryan Glenn,
lyrell McKinney. Tonya Parris, Cyn-
thia Poland. Chase Rushing and Josh
I turd Grade Jessica Bumbard.
Kiim.ii Burchfield. Trevor Cocker
ham. Josh Ranter. Cody Reynolds and
Louiiti Giade: Seyward Collins,
(..us Davis. Jennifer Denton. Roberto
Reyna and Ruben Reyna.
Fifth Grade Aaron Cook. David
Jetton. Vemalee McKinney, Seth Ran-
ter and Rhandi Slribling
Sixth Grade: Tamera Art/. Paul
Dalton, Tim McConnell and Jimmy
Seventh Grade, Amey Bumbard.
Roger Honea. Nathan Marshall,
Vivian Moore and Angie Tullis.
Eighth Grade Krystal Prescott.
Ninth Grade: Keisha Chamness.
Donald Keith Evans. Jacob Ranter
and Amber Spurgeon
Tenth Grade Erin Blalock. Amber
Elledge. Amos Hooker, I^iura Jetton,
MaganflMoms and Patricia Mavis
Eleventh Grade Gabriela Cama-
cho. Jon Criswell. Darryl Johnson.
Amelia Reyna and Stephen Vess.
T welfth Grade: J W Burnett. Jen
nifer Mavis. Tiffany Jenkins. Priscillia
Scott, Jennifer Smith and Leah
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V 7 6 b
♦ A !0 4
♦ A K 6 5
▼ K g 10 9 8 3
♦ g 7 6
♦ g 9 3 2
♦ A K 9 7 5 4 3
A J 2
♦ I I0 4
Opening lead ♦ A
switching to a heart .
Declarer now made his contract in
comfort He ruffed his one club and
two heart losers in the dummy, using
diamond ruffs to get back to hand
Eventually West made the spade
“You can hardly blame me for dou-
bling, partner You did bid at the
three-level vulnerable," said West
“I might not have held much of a
hand for you," replied East “But if
you were going to double, at least beat
“What could I do-’ If I sw'itch to a
trump, I give up my trump trick ”
“Not if you switch to the trump
Now declarer cannot ruff twice in
the dummy without promoting West’s
10 to the setting trick
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Hostages were in storm’s eyej
Anderson, others were swept into melee of Mideast politics ■
By CHARLES J. HANLEY
Associated Press Writer
It began with Saturday morning tennis. On the
way from the cohrts bade to his office. Terry
Anderson vanished into the black hole of
Lebanon's political kidnappers.
But. in another way, the beginnings of the Amer-
ican journalist's ordeal lay much deeper — in the
L.S Marines’ intervention in Lebanon, in Middle
East colonialism, even in the Crusades .Anderson,
last American hostage in Lebanon, was held to the
bitter end as a prisoner of radical Islamic hatred of
And in the end, when word came today that his
kidnappers had freed him, it was history itself that
forced their hand, history that had swept aside and
rebuilt the political balance of a turbulent region.
Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for
The Associated Press, had worked in Lebanon for
two years when he was abducted off a west Beirut
street on March 16, 1985.
The veteran reporter knew first-hand the dangers
around every corner in that city of warring Chris-
tians and Muslims, leftists and rightists. But “I like
where In), at,” he told a nephew
He was swept up in a Lebanon kidnapping spree
that snared almost 100 foreigners through the
1980s. At least eight eventually were slain, includ-
ing three American^: CIA officer William Buckley,
university librarian Peter Kilburn and Marine Lt
Col. William R Higgins.
Most of the shadowy terrorist groups seemed
linked to Hezbollah, or Party of God, a Lebanese
Shiite movement aligned with Islamic fundamen-
Anderson’s kidnappers. Islamic Jihad (Islamic
Holy War), had one key demand: release of 17 ter-
rorists. mostly Shiites, convicted in the bombing of
the U S. and French embassies in Kuwait in 1983.
Otherwise, the group's Lebanon hostages would be
President Reagan vowed “no deals.” But in
November 1986, after American hostage David
Jacobsen was freed, it became clear his adrhinistra-
tion had. indeed, been negotiating.
, It was disclosed that the While House had secret-
ly shipped arms to Iran, and the arms sales appar-
ently led to hostage releases. The unmasking of the
Iran-Contra affair touched off a political firestorm
in Washington and paralyzed US. efforts do free
Other, private efforts, continued, none more
dogged than the campaign of Anderson’s sister
Peggy Say, who trekked through the Mideast, with
Associated Press financial support, in search of
someone with the key to the hostages' freedom.
Through the months and years, as diplomats
probed back channels and friends and family kept
their cause in the headlines, life in captivity became
life itself for the hostages, a life of interminable
stretches of boredom, punctuated by flashes of ter*'
They^were shuttled from place to place to disy
courage any attempt by commandos to free them.
When possible, they did sit-ups and other
“I find it difficult to keep my hope and courage
high,” a grim Anderson confessed in a videolapd
his captors released in 1988.
But this small band of brothers-in-chains found
strength in each other, and especially in the gritty.
ex-Marine in their midst.
“Without Terry Anderson, I couldn’t have made
it for 6 1/2 years,” hostage Thomas Sutherland said
after his release.
Anderson himself found solace in the careworn-
photo of a little girl, the daughter he never held -
Sulome was bom to his fiancee, Madeleine Bassily
four months after his kidnapping His captor*-
allowed him a picture of the child. *'
American hostage Frank Reed reported after his.
release, for example, that his nose, jaw, ribs and.
feet were broken by his jailers after he tried to,
escape. Freed Frenchman Jean-Paul Kauffman said
one guard staged a mock execution of hostages
When four Western hostages were freed in 1990.
an end to the endless impasse seemed in sight.
Then, this year, political upheaval rocked the
Mideast landscape. % ^ V,
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that gains a trick
Kv Phillip Alder
When declarer is threatening to
take ruffs in the dummy, it is usually
in the defenders best interest to lead a
trump, even if that costs a trick in the
trump suit However, for most players
it goes against the grain to give away
a guaranteed trump trick The saerf-
fwe is worthwhile though, if the result
at the end of the day is at least one
mot* trick for the defense
The declarer was Londoner Howard
Cohen Since he says he is well-known
for finishing two down whenever he is
doubKd and redoubled he didn t ex-
pert the opponents to run to a les» e*
pensive spot Here five hearts would
be down only one
W» M led the club ace (the ace from
A K is standard in England) and. ui an-
swer to an encouraging nine from his
partner cashed the club king before
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