Sapulpa Daily Herald (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 75, No. 136, Ed. 1 Monday, February 20, 1989 Page: 1 of 10
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351 DAILY—65< SUNDAY
Vol. 74—No. 136—10 Pages
OKLAHOMA CITY. OK 73105
A Park Newspaper
Sapulpa, Ok la. 74066
February 20, 1989
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Tonight: Occasional light rain
or drizzle early. Low in the low
30s. North wind 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of measureable precipita-
tion 50 percent.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a
high in the low 40s. North wind 15
to 25 mph.
Statewide: Rain is expected to
end in eastern Oklahoma tonight
and decreasing cloudiness is fore-
cast for Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi-
dent Bush’s visit to Japan this week
comes as the stormy relations
brought on by trade frictions
between the world’s two largest
economies have subsided.
The U.S. trade deficit with
Japan, the United State’s main ally
in Asia, remains more than $50
billion a year, has begun inching
downward and the relationship
between the U.S. dollar and the
Japanese yen appears to be at a
“Things are rather harmonious
at the moment,” said John
Williamson, an analyst at the Insti-
tute for International Economics.
“The United States is pleased
with the recent steps taken by
Japan. The Japanese may not be as
pleased with U.S. progress on
lowering the budget deficit, but not
so much that it will be an area of
particular friction,” Williamson
WASHINGTON (AP) — The
government agency regulating the
savings and loan industry has
relaxed its reading of an internal
rule in a way that apparently will
allow one of its lop officials to keep
his stock in a family business.
The rule, which had prompted
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
member Roger Martin to promise
to get rid of the stock, has been
interpreted too literally, according
to Harry W. Quill ian, deputy
general counsel for the board.
Martin promised when he joined
the board in 1987 that he would
divest himself of his 29 percent
interest in Pope Scientific Inc. Thai
promise was made to the Office of
Government Ethics and incorpor-
ated into Martin's sworn testimony
during his Senate confirmation
Once he made that promise,
federal ethics laws required Martin
to carry through and rid himself of
the stock within 90 days of his
confirmation. But he $ays he did
not want to dispose of his holding
in the company and, after making
his promise, received verbal advice
that he could keep the stock.
Quillian wrote to Martin last
week saying that the interpretation
of the agency’s rules he gave
Martin in 1987 was wrong.
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.
(AP) — Relatives of the people
killed in the bombing of Right 103
banded together to push for a
congressional investigation and
tighter airport security.
“By us coming together, we’re
going to try to prevent this from
happening to other families," said
O’Connor's brother, John
Ahem, 26, of Rockville Center,
N.Y., was aboard the Boeing 747
jumbo jet when it blew up Dec. 21
over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing
all 259 aboard and 11 people on the
Seventy-five to 100 relatives —
many with photographs of lost
loved ones pinned to their chests —
attended a meeting Sunday in this
city 10 miles west of New York
City at a restaurant owned by a
victim’s relative. They formed the
Victims of Pan Am Right 103
Students’ spirits soar with trip to Houston
By DEBORAH LARGE
Herald Senior Newswriter
As the airplane soared into the sky
early Saturday morning, so did the
excitement of 55 fifth graders from
Students, teachers and guests spent
the weekend in south Texas, many
experiencing the area for the first time.
“The kids really enjoyed it,” said
teacher and trip organizer Dale Belt-
zner. “I think they learned a lot. Most
are tired but they are all still buzzing.”
The trip started out as a study
weekend on space and space travel,
but ended up a study on nearly all
modes of transportation.
Going from sailing vessels to buses,
and from airplanes to rockets, the
students experienced all of these in
one form or another.
The weekend began with a plane
ride to Houston, the first trip by air for
many of the students.
“When the plane look off, there was
a buzz of excitement,” Beltzncr said.
“You could tell which ones had never
This rocket on display at NAS A Johnson Space Center in Houston is one of
the exhibits Liberty Elementary fifth graders got to see during a weekend trip
to the area. Space study was just one part of the trip students got to experience.
Students raised funds for the trip, and were awarded the $5,000 prize from
Kellyville residents to
choose a new trustee
Pepsi and KTUL-Channel 8 Challenge contest. The entire cost of the trip for
kids was paid. A photo essay of the trip will be published in the Herald later in
the week. (Herald photo by Deborah Large.)
Once in Houston, the kids separated
into two groups, hopped on chartered
buses and headed for NASA, Johnson
The study of space at NASA
included exhibits on everything from
the space suits worn by astronauts, the
food they eat in space, the capsules
they live in while orbiting in space and
the advancements made since space
They also got a look at moon rocks,
photos taken from space and equip-
ment used in a shuttle or rocket.
The highlight of the NASA tour was
a presentation in Mission Control.
Mission Control is where space
flights are monitored and adjusted.
While the shuttle takes off in Rorida
and usually lands in California, the
entire mission is watched in Houston
through computers and other
Students got to see the room where
each space flight is watched and
They also got a close-up look at a
rocket on display outside die space
Following the NASA portion of the
trip, students then rode a ferry boat
across part of the Gulf of Mexico in
Several students said this was their
favorite part of the trip.
The buses drove onto the boat’s
platform. The students were allowed
off the buses to explore the ferTy boat,
called the Bolivar Ferry.
After the boat ride and dinner, the
first day ended.
The hotel was located along the
beach. Many students stood out on the
balcony, fed the seagulls and watched
the water beat up against the sand and
Students also were treated to a party
(See NASA on Page 2)
By DOUG M. PASCO
Herald Staff Writer
KELLYVILLE — Local residents
will choose between three candidates
for the Board of Trustees Office 3 seal
April 3 during the city election,
according to the Creek County Elec-
No one filed for the Office Two
The Office 3 seat became vacant
when Trustee Jim Reynolds died.
Gene Vernon was appointed to fill the
seat, however, he resigned when his
son was named Kellyville chief of
Those who filed for the Office 3 seat
are Albert D. Bullock, who was
appointed in November to fill the posi-
tion when Vemon resigned, Van O.
Bell and Bobby Dean Rosson.
“I would like to be elected because
it is something to do for the whole
community,” Bullock said.
Bullock has lived in the Kellyville
area for about 18 years. He worked for
the city for about five years and retired
two years ago.
Bell said he would like to see
improvements made on the streets and
Although this is his first race for
political office, Bell said he thinks he
would be able to do the job well.
Bell also said he would like to see
the drug problem addressed with
increased instruction on the dangers ot
drugs by law enforcement officers.
“I would like to get the Creek Coun-
ty Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma
Highway Patrol or the district attorney
lo come out and discuss drug problems
with the children at the school,” Bell
Rosson also is new to politics but
believes he can make a difference and
get positive results.
Rosson said he is running because
of his concern for the community.
He said he would like to see street
improvements as well as better money
“I will support mainly whatever is
best for the community,” Rosson said.
He has lived in the Kellyville area
since about 1969.
Michele R. Rynn is running unop-
posed for the treasurer position and
will automatically retain the post. She
was appointed in August to fill the
position after the former treasurer
Mary Jo Schultz moved.
Rynn said she enjoys the position
and lorries forward lo continuing work-
ing as the treasurer because it keeps
her involved in the community.
Rynn has lived in Kellyville area
about 23 years.
Prison detention featured on
county’s agenda for Tuesday
By DEBORAH LARGE
Herald Senior Newswriter
A prison detention agreement
between Creek County and Sapulpa
city officials may be approved Tues-
day at the Creek County Commission
Sheriff Doug Nichols previously
reported to commissioners that the
county receives $3 a day from Sapulpa
to board Sapulpa city prisoners in 'he
Nichols said that amount does not
cover the costs incurred by prisoners
on a daily basis.
City Manager Roger Miner previ-
ously said the city is not opposed to
increasing the rate, as long as it only
covers actual costs.
Nichols is expected to present a
report on costs incurred by prisoners
and paid by the county. Some of the
costs include medical expenses for
prisoners, food and clothing.
Commissioners also arc scheduled
to discuss a proposal for home deten-
tion and attendant care agreement with
Youth Services of Creek County.
Discussion also is slated for a prop
osal requesting applications for
$ 176,435 in federal monies to imple-
ment projects that remove juveniles
from adult jails.
Other items on Tuesday’s agenda
—Consider approving CDBG contract
with the Oklahoma Department of
Commerce for $250,000 for rehabili-
tation program in the Oakridgc area.
—Consider placing 14 mile of road
located five miles south on SH 48 and
14 west of Bristow on the county road
—Award bids on repairs to the court-
house and jail annex roofs, and on a
new security system for the OSU
—Discussion on bridge with 0 ton
rating located southwest of Shamrock.
—Discussion on the Plexar communi-
cation system being used at the sher-
—Open bids for arena railing at the
Creek County Fairgrounds.
—Consider approval to sign notice for
Fair Board election set for March 4.
—Resolution concerning exemption
from claiming $3 per day income for
the use of a vehicle.
—Discussion of dump truck purchase
for District 1.
—Consider approving sheriff’s claim
for boarding prisoners for January.
—Consider approving relocation
agreements with East Central Electric
Coop. Inc., for a road project.
—Consider approving partial payment
request from Cook, Ratt and Storbel
Engineers for a bridge project.
Due to the President’s Day holiday
Monday, commissioners will meet
Tuesday at 10 a.m. instead of Monday.
The meeting will be in the courthouse.
Firefighters battle two fires
Sapulpa to be training
site for skills program
By DOUG M. PASCO
ilerald Staff Writer
More than $7,000 worth of damage
apparently was caused at two fires this
weekend, according to Sapulpa Assis-
tant Fire Chief Gail Langston.
Sapulpa firefighters responded to
Bartlett Memorial Medical Center at
7:18 p.m. Saturday.
Hospital administrator Dick Robin-
son said that although insurance adjus-
ters had not finished their evaluation
of the damages, he estimated that not
more than $10,000 in damage was
The fire apparently was caused by a
By the Herald Staff
Sapulpa is one of 12 school districts
in the state identified as a training site
in the Oklahoma LEAD Project, a
leadership skills training program.
Administrators from the school
districts are currently being trained
with methods and materials developed
for the instructional module “Site
Based School Improvement.”
With their training, each school
district will then set up its own training
session for administrators from that
The 12 schools involved include
Sapulpa, Alva, Bartlesville, Chickas-
ha, Enid, Hobart, McAlester, Norman,
Ponca City, Stillwater, Tahlequah and
The training session for the admini-
strators is being held in Norman.
Local administrators attending are
Ben Hazlett, Washington Elementary
principal; Ed Swift, Woodlawn
Elementary principal; Mike Shana-
han, junior high principal; and Mary
Roberts, administrative assistant
Oklahoma LEAD Project is a four-
year research-based leadership skills
training model to improve the effec-
tiveness of practicing school admini-
strators with preference given lo
beginning principals, women and
minority group members.
Administrators will attend the
monthly training sessions through
Goals of the project are to collect
and make available information on
proven practices and programs on
effective leadership, to develop and
deliver a school administrator training
program for effective school leader-
ship based on the assessment of lead-
ership skills of participants, to provide
technical assistance and consultation
to state educators, to disseminate
information on effective leadership
skills to Oklahoma and out-of-state
agencies and individuals and lo inter-
face with business and industry.
Oklahoma LEAD is one of more
than 50 similar projects currently
funded by federal monies.
Approximately $140,000 from the
U.S. Department of Education, along
with similar amounts of state matching
funds, support the project.
Administrative training modules
are developed with input from slate
administrators in a multi-purpose
format that enables the materials to be
used in a large group, small group or
Through the use of these modules,
administrators can gain effective
school leadership information and
Models used in the processes for
administrative leadership in the
project are decision-making, planning,
change, problem solving, organiza-
tional, evaluation and communication.
Sapulpa firefighters were called this morning to extinguish a house fire at
407 N. Leonard at 8:06 a.m. The fire apparently was caused by a small gas
healer in the bedroom. Damage was estimated at $7,000. (Herald photo by
Doug M. Pasco) r 7
short in a humidifier over the operat-
Robinson said the extent of fire
damage was contained lo a room on
the roof which houses all the equip-
ment used for cooling and humidify-
ing the operating rooms.
Although the operating room was
not damaged by fire, it did sustain
“The heat from the fire on the roof
activated the sprinklers and the water
leaked through the ceiling onto the
equipment and on the floor," Robin
Computers, printers and many
surgical supplies were damaged, he
Robinson said the hospital was
lucky that no emergencies occurred
during the fire or after the blaze
because the operating rooms had to be
closed and cleaned.
The labor and delivery room, as
well as the minor surgery rooms, were
ready for service by Sunday afternoon
and Robinson said he expects the main
operating room to be open by Tuesday.
Firefighters also responded to a
house fire at 407 N. Leonard this
.Langston said preliminary findings
at the scene show the blaze was caused
by a small gas heater in the bedroom of
“From what we can tell, the heater
most likely caught the box on fire and
then the fire spread onto the bed. up the
wall and into the attic,” Langston said.
Approximately $7,000 in damage
was done to the structure and its
contents according to fire reports.
The blaze was extinguished in about
10 minutes Langston said.
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