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									PAGE 2A                                                                                              Laredo Morning Times                                                                                   Friday, June 11, 1999


RV park                                                                                                                                                         Priest Day Sunday
showing                                                                                                                                                           The Catholic Daughters of the
                                                                                                                                                                Americas of Laredo will cele-
                                                                                                                                                                brate Priest Appreciation Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                    After Mass, the Laredo clergy
                                                                                                                                                                                                   will be honored at a luncheon at
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1:30 p.m. at La Hacienda Motor

                                                                                                                                                                on Sunday.                         Hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                  Local members include Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Selected stocks
                                                                                                                                                                Isabella the Catholic No. 683,
                                                                                                                                                                Court St. Mary Magdalene No.       Selected closing prices as of Thursday, June 10,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1999, wit day quotes provided by the Laredo
BY CADENCE MERTZ                                                                                                                                                1989 and Court St. Jude No.        office of A. G. Edwards & Sons, mem h net
Times staff writer                                                                                                                                              2363.                              changes compared to the previous bers, New
                                                                                                                                                                  The courts will honor the        York Stocks Exchange Vol.
  Wild sunflowers have grown                                                                                                                                                                       Dow 30 Ind.                    10621.3      -69.0
                                                                                                                                                                Laredo clergy with the Holy        NYSE                       706,674,000
through the cracks in the pave-                                                                                                                                 Sacrifice of the Mass to be cel-   Albertson’s (ABS)             53 11/16        -1/8
ment and around the hook-ups of                                                                                                                                                                    A.T. &T. Inc. (T)             53 11/16     +5/16
                                                                                                                                                                ebrated at San Agustin Catholic
67 recreational vehicle campsites                                                                                                                                                                  Atlantic (BEL)                 57 5/16     +5/16
at      Lake      Casa      Blanca                                                                                                                              Church at 11:30 a.m. with Msgr.    Bell South (BLS)                 45 ¾       -5/16
International State Park.                                                                                                                                       James E. Harris, chaplain of       Caterpillar (CAT)               61 7/8      +3/8
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Central & S. W. (CSR)         24 15/16      -7/16
  Construction on these sites                                                                                                                                   Court Isabella the Catholic No.    Coastal Corp. (CGP)           40 11/16      -9/16
began a year and a half ago, yet                                                                                                                                683, as celebrant.                 Columbia/HCA. (COL)           24 13/16        -1/4
no one knows when they will be                                                                                                                                    All members of the clergy are    NCCompaq Computer (CPQ) 22 5/16               -3/8
                                                                                                                           Times staff photo by CADENCE MERTZ                                       Conoco Inc. (COC)             28 3/16      -7/16
open to the public.                     WAITING FOR IMPROVEMENTS: RV sites sit empty at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park until further                 welcome to concelebrate the        Dayton-Hudson (DH)               60 ¼     +13/16
  Park and local officials believe      improvements can be made.                                                                                               Mass.                              Delphi Auto. Sys. (DPH)             19       -3/4
the new RV hook-up sites could                                                                                                                                                                     Dillards (DDS)                  35 7/8      -5/16
                                        things, said Texas Parks and           isfied,” said De Luna, who added      park beautiful and make improve-                                              Dupont (DD)                      68 ¼       -9/16
bring in some of the lucrative                                                                                                                                                                     Kodak (EK)                     71 1/16  +1 5/16
“Winter Texan” business, but            Wildlife Department Regional           that paperwork in Austin could be     ments, but he would like to see it                                            Enron (ENE)                    78 9/16      +1/4
there are still many improve-           Director Dennis DeWitt.                holding up the transfer of opera-     go to new projects, instead of fin-                                           Exxon (XON)                     79 5/8       -1/2
ments needed before the camp-             Hook-ups, which provide elec-        tions.                                ishing up incomplete plans.                                                   Ford (F)                            55       -1/4
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gen. Elec. (GE)                    101   -1 11/16
ground is operational.                  tricity and water, are available but     When TxDOT’s contractor com-          When DPW does begin finaliz-                                                Gen. Motor (GM)               64 11/16     +3/16
  “We’re missing out on (tourists)      not yet working, and some picnic       pleted the area, it installed short   ing the campsites for operation,                                              IBOC                             47 ¼        -3/4
spending their good money in            tables and bright blue trash cans      wooden posts along the road to        though, Cuellar said he would                                                 IBM                             115 ¼      -1 3/4
Laredo,” said Park Manager Dan          stand unused.                          keep cars from driving onto the       make sure they have the funds to                                              Hartford Finl. (HIG)           58 9/16     -1 7/8
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ITT Inds. Inc. (IIN)            37 1/8     -1 7/8
Olivas.                                   DeWitt said the area remains         grass. But at some turns in the       finish the job.                                                               K-Mart (KM)                   14 15/16      -5/16
  Currently, there are only three       under the jurisdiction of the Texas    roadway the posts are so close to       The park has about 500,000                                                  Luby’s (LUB)                  16 11/16        -1/8
usable RV spaces in the park,           Department of Transportation,          the road, large RVs may not be        day visitors a year and earns                                                 Modine (MODI)                   30 5/8      -9/16
which are located right off Loop        which oversaw planning and             able to maneuver around the           approximately $3 per person,                                                  M.S. Carrier (MSCA)            32 5/16      -3/16
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Natl. Bancshares (NBT)           15 ¾         PC
20. They are $9 each, and Olivas        paving the roads and campsites.        curves.                               according to DPW figures.                                                     Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)          39 ½      -15/16
said they are continually full.           In March, however, TxDOT               This problem must also be fixed       “We’ve proved it in the past,                                               Occidental Pet (OXY)           21 5/16      -3/16
  In fact, demand for hook-ups is       relinquished their jurisdiction over   before Winter Texans can bring        we’ll be up there with the best in                                            ODP (OFFICE DEPOT)             20 7/16      -3/16
                                        the project and it is now in DPW’s     their       sometimes-behemoth        the park system,” Olivas said.                                                Pep Boys (PBY)                      19       -1/4
so high, the park must turn away
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Schlumberger (SLB)             60 1/16      +1/4
RVs each day, he said.                  hands, according to TxDOT              Airstreams and Winnebagos               Until then, however, the many                                               Sears (S)                      49 7/16       -3/4
  The eastern shore of the lake,        Construction Engineer Daniel De        through.                              Laredo businesses that could                                                  Service Mdse. (SME)               0’13        NC
where the vacant sites are locat-       Luna.                                    State representative Henry          benefit from fueling, feeding and                                             Sony (SNE)                    96 15/16    +1 5/8
                                                                                                                                                                                                   S. W. Bell (SBC)                    55      -1/16
ed, still need picnic tables, shade       “We coordinated with DPW and         Cuellar says there is money,          entertaining RV tourists – who
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tandy (TAN)                      83 ½      -15/16
shelters and grills, among other        all of their requests had been sat-    $400,000, to help keep the state      sometimes park their vehicles for                                             Texaco (TX)                      64 ½       +3/4
                                                                                                                     weeks at a time — will have to                                                Union Pacific (UNP)           61 15/16      +7/8
                                                                                                                     wait.                                                                         USX Marathon (MRO)              31 5/8     +9/16

LISD authorizes application
                                                                                                                                                                                                   USX-U.S. Steel (X)             27 7/16    +1 1/8
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wal-Mart (WMT)                  43 1/8          -1
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Venator Group (Z)              9 15/16        NC
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Crude Oil (June)                 17.85       -.14
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Comex Gold (June)               260.10      -1.00

for bond funds beginning                                                                                                       THURSDAY CASH 5 NUMBERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Natural Gas (June)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mexican Bolsa
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Empresas ICA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tele. De Mex. (TMX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Coca-Cola FEM (KOF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  73 5/16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17 7/16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -1 13/16
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mex. Fund(MXF)                 15 7/16      -3/16
BY EDDIE ZAVALA                                            olution because they were only giving authorization.                                                                                    Mex. Peso                       9.5700
Times staff writer                                           “Everyone knows what the money will be used for.
                                                           Funds can’t be used for anything else,” Jordan
                                                                                                                                THURSDAY PICK 3 NUMBERS
  Laredo Independent School District board mem-
bers authorized the district’s business manager
                                                             Board members unanimously approved the agen-                                              5,3,4
Thursday to submit an application to the state for         da item.
funding for the first phase of the bond package, but         The first $72 million will be used for the demolition
not before a few words were exchanged between              and re-erection of Bruni, MacDonnell and Santa
two board members.                                         Maria Elementary schools and for the construction
  According to the agenda item, board members              of classrooms, multi-purpose rooms and gymnasi-
were expected to discuss and take action on “con-          ums. The money will also allow LISD to comply with
sideration and approval of a resolution” allowing          the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Business Manager Jesus Amezcua to file an appli-             Phase I is expected to last three years, said
cation asking the state for the first $72 million of the   Amezcua, who noted the $144 million will be used
recently approved $144 million bond package.               during six phases.
  Board member Jose Valdez, however, questioned              Two items on the agenda were tabled as a result
why they were going to approve the resolution if           of LISD’s Supt. Paul Cruz absence. One of the
they had not seen the document yet.                        items was asking the board to approve the hiring of
  But Frank Staggs, while raising his voice, dis-          a senior accountant, while the other called for the
agreed noting that the resolution would only autho-        hiring of a principal at Dovalina Elementary School.
rize Amezcua to ask for the money.                           Dovalina Principal Violeta Covarrubias is retiring
  After the meeting, Board President Sharyn Jordan         after 31 years of service to the district.
said the item should not have included the word res-

KLRN Laredo Night set for Saturday
From staff reports                     fundraiser. It will run from June       South Central Texas.
                                       12-19.                                    Debra Doyle of KLRN said it
 KLRN-TV’s 33rd annual Great             After the Laredo Night, the           includes luggage, computer
TV Auction, Blazing Gavels, will       auction also has scheduled              software, professional services,
feature Laredo Night on                Seguin Night, June 14, New              gift baskets, cookware, toys
Saturday, June 12.                     Braunfels Night, Friday, June           and more.
 Laredo Night is one of the            15, and Canyon Lake Night,                Spotlight items include a 1999
nights formatted by the yearly         June 19.                                FXD Harley Davidson Dyna
fundraiser to showcase the               San Antonio Police Chief Al           Super Glide, a Polaris SL 900
wares of craftspeople and busi-        Philippus and his wife, Jeannie,        Watercraft, a miniature horse, a
nesses from towns in the KLRN          are serving chairs for the              vasectomy reversal, six-day,
33-county viewing area.                Blazing Gavels 1999 event.              five-night stay for two at Hilton
 Blazing Gavels is being billed          Auction merchandise includes          Waikoloa Village in Hawaii, and
as San Antonio public television       contributions from individuals          a laser vision correction proce-
station’s oldest and grandest          and businesses throughout               dures.

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