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Thursday, October 14, 1993
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4-A THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14,1993 Obituaries Haitian army chief makes conditional offer to resign Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The chief of Haiti's military promised Wednesday to step down if lawmakers approve a general amnesty and said U.N. troops thwarted from landing in Haiti could enter if they left their automatic weapons behind. Lt Gen. Raoul Cedras also called President Clinton "very ill- informed'' about efforts to restore democracy in the country. Cedras spoke at a news conference where he signaled a willingness to return power to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, but set conditions for the transition that were unlikely to be accepted by the United Nations. Cedras led the army in a September 1991 coup against Aristide. His statement came hours before the United Nations Security Council voted to impose an oil and arms embargo unless the military leaders adhere to an accord to restore democracy by Monday. The resolution also raises the possibility of unspecified "additional measures" but did not authorize the use offeree. Previous sanctions are seen as having pressured Cedras into agreeing to restore Aristide and democracy. "I am ready to resign for the good of the nation," Cedras said at army headquarters. Asked whether that would be by Friday, the date which U.N. officials say he had previously given as a deadline to quit, he answered softly: "I hope." U.N. officials say Cedras verbally gave a Friday deadline for quitting. But Cedras aides say he made no such commitment. The U.N. plan, which Cedras agreed to, states only that he will step down before Aristide's return Oct. 30. As part of the agreement, Aristide decreed an amnesty for officers accused of human-rights violations, but Parliament lias not yet made the decree into law. "Yesterday I heard President Clinton say that Aristide had fulfilled his part. President Clinton is very ill-informed," Cedras said. He also said the U.N. plan guaranteed that any foreign troops arriving here as part of a U.N. force must carry only handguns. Security Councii threatens renewed sanctions Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council voted Wednesday to reimpose sanctions on Haiti in five days unless military leaders stop violating a U.N.-brokered accord on restoring democracy. The U.S.-proposed resolution calls for the imposition of an oil and arms embargo and the freezing of the overseas assets of the country's military leaders if the government does not conform with the accord by 10:59 p.m. CDT Monday. The resolution also threatens to punish Haiti further, possibly with a naval blockade, although it does not authorize the use of force. In a speech to the council, U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright warned Haiti's military leaders they were treading down a dangerous path in seeking to "extinguish the democratic flame in Haiti. "They're riding a tiger that may ultimately devour them," she said. The United States called for reimposing sanctions on Haiti after armed toughs backed by the military forces blocked a UJS. ship carrying 200 non-combatant U.N. forces from landing in Haiti on Monday. The military government also has been blamed for widespead political violence against supporters of exiled President Jean- Bertrand Aristide, who was ousted in a 1991 army coup. The landing of the USS Harlan County was to launch in earnest the mission to help restore democracy in impoverished Haiti. Rio riot A policeman points his gun at a suspect's head while arresting the youth after breaking up a brawl between rival slum gangs Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sunbathers were caught in a four- hour melee when the youth gangs brawled on two crowded Rio beaches. Eight sunbathers were injured and 20 youths were arrested. AP Three Americans among four Nobel Prize winners Yeltsin vows to fire aides favoring early presidential elections Associated Press MOSCOW — A smoldering political dispute between Boris Yeltsin and at least two top aides burst into open conflict Wednesday, with the Russian president threatening to fire anyone favoring early presidential elections. It was just the latest indication of discord inside the Kremlin since Yeltsin last week ordered tanks and troops into the capital to oust his hard-line opponents in parliament. Yeltsin, during a news conference in Tokyo, was asked about comments by a Yeltsin aide that there could be simultaneous elections for parliament and president. "I don't keep such aides," Yeltsin said. "If you give me his name, he wfll no longer work for me. The elections will be held on Dec. 12 to (parliament). The presidential elections will be held on June 12,1994. This has been determined and this is the way it is going to be." Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden — An American and a Canadian won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for separate work in genetics that has advanced science's understanding of how the human body works. Two American scientists from Princeton University won the physics prize for spotting collapsed twin stars whose evidence of gravity waves supported Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. The chemistry Nobel was awarded to Kary B. Mullis, 48, of La Jolla, Calif., who is writing a book about his discovery, and Michael Smith, 61, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The winners of the physics prize were Princeton's Joseph H. Taylor Jr., 52, and his former student, Russell A. Hulse, 42. Each Nobel Prize carries an award worth $825,000, to be split between the winners. Mullis went surfing after being told he had won the chemistry prize for inventing a method called the polymerase chain reaction, making it possible to make millions of copies of a single, microscopic strand of DNA within hours. The technique has become a widespread method of analyzing genetic material. Doctors and scientists use it to diagnose infections, find the causes of hereditary diseases and recover DNA from fossils, an idea carried into fiction in the book and movie, "Jurassic Park." Police use the method to trace criminals through the DNA in a drop of blood or strand of hair. Mullis said that when he came up with the idea in 1983 while driving at night in northern California, he thought to himself, "This is going to make me a famous guy, if it works." Smith, director of the University of British Columbia's biotechnology laboratory in Vancouver, shared the chemistry prize for his independent work on discovering the process of site-directed mutagene- sis. The winners of the physics prize were honored for discovering the first binary pulsar, an orbiting pair of aging, collapsed stars called neutron stars. The two men built the first radio telescope out of chicken wire and telephone poles. Obituaries Anna M. Cardaro ] LA MAP.QUE — Anna Marie Cardaro, 91, of La Marque died Monday, Oct 11, 1993 at UTMB ' Hospital in Galveston. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First English Lutheran Church in New Orleans, La. The Rev. James R. Taglauer will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Vincent ; de Paul Mausoleum in New ' Orleans. Arrangements are under the direction of Schoen, Jacob & Son, Inc. of New Orleans. • Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Thursday at Schoen, Jacob & Soa ; Born Nov. 8, 1901 in New ; Orleans, Mrs. Cardaro was a • homemaker. Formerly of New ; Orleans, she had been a resident of ;• La Marque for the past nine years. i; Mrs. Cardaro was a member of :- Peace Lutheran Church of Texas ; City, and formerly a member of ;' the First English Lutheran Church of New Orleans. • Mrs. Cardaro is preceded in . death by her husband, Peter Cardaro Sr., and granddaughter, " Kathy Cardaro. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lucille and the Rev. • Robert B. Wedergren of La Mar; que, and Jacqueline and the Rev. . Andrew Simcak of Amarillo, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Marie Cardaro Jr. of Bogalusa, La., and the Rev. Robert and Anne Cardaro of Pearland; sister, Laura Flick of New Orleans; 11 grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; and other relatives including nieces and nephews. '. A memorial service will be held at Malloy and Son Funeral Home . in Galveston at a later date. Malloy and Son Funeral Home Edith K. Heuman GALVESTON — Edith Katherine Heuman, 98, widow of Charles Howard Heuman Sr. and daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lillie Galveston Manorial Park Eichler Cordray, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Oct. 13, 1993. She was born in Galveston Sept. 30,1895. Visitation for Mrs. Heuman will be on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at J. Levy and Bro. Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. The funeral mass will be held Friday, Oct. 15, 1993 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. Page Polk officiating. Interment will follow at Oleander Cemetery in Galveston. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Freddie Cannon, Al Kirschner Sr., Harry Mais, Henry Mantzel Sr.; and grandsons, H.B. Mantzel Jr., Al Kirschner Jr. and Bill Heuman Jr. As a devoted wife and loving mother, she is survived by five daughters, Edith Cannon and husband, Freddie, Lillian Duncanson, Gertrude Kirschner and husband, Al, Ethel Mais and husband, Harry, and Mildred Mantzel and husband, Henry, all of Galveston; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Finn and Emily Satterly, sister-in-law, Mary Cordray; and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Heuman is preceded in death by two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to St Patrick's Catholic Church (Preservation Fund), Sacred Heart Church (Building Fund), First Presbyterian Church (Memorial Fund), Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church (Memorial Fund), or the charity of your choice. J. Levy and Bro. . Carolyn D. Rooney TEXAS CITY — Carolyn Davis Rooney, 75, of Texas City died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1993 at Mainland Regional Health Care System in Texas City. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14,1993 in the chapel of James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. The Rev. Tom Cullen will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster. Visitation will follow 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Bom Sept. 16,1918 in Westport, Miss., Mrs. Rooney was a homemaker. She was a 44-year resident of La Marque and Texas City, and a member of St Marys Catholic Church of Texas City. Survivors include daughters, Lura Davis Green of Austin, and Rebecca Davis of La Marque; four sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jean Davis of Marshall, Texas, Stephen Davis of Pocatello, Idaho, Donald Charles and Kathy Rooney of Conroe, and Michael and Sandy Rooney of East Aurora, N.Y.; one brother, Benjamin Turley of San Francisco, Ca.; sister, Elise Cook of Starkville, Miss.; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Davis, Stephanie Davis, Lura Davis, Donnie Rooney, Todd Rooney, Kevin Rooney and Ryan Christopher Rooney. James Crowder Funeral Home Louise M. Witherspoon HOUSTON — Mrs. Louise M. Witherspoon, 90, of Houston died Sunday, Oct. 10,1993 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16,1993 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. E.L. Gates officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will take place from 48 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15,1993 at the chapel of Fields Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Witherspoon was bom July 9,1903 in Henderson, Texas. She graduated high school in Henderson and nursing school in Marshall, Texas. She moved to Galveston and worked for John Sealy Hospital 27 years until she retired. She was a loyal member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and worked with the Mission until her health fafled and she moved to Houston to live with her brother. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, George and Annie Raye Dansby of Houston; sister-in-law, Pearl Dansby of Henderson; eight nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Memorials may be sent to Fields Funeral Home, Inc., 2702 Ave. L., Galveston, TX 77550. Fields Funeral Home, Inc. today at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Sidney Nathaniel Coutorie died Monday; graveside funeral services 1 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. Janice Rhodes, 84, of Galveston died Tuesday, services 2 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston; burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston. Harold A. Trepagnier, 71, of Texas City died Monday; services 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church; The service will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Schmidt, and the Rev. Tom Cull burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. FRIDAY Bishop Bernard J. Ganter, 65, died Saturday, bishop Canter's body will lie in state at St. Anthony Cathedral in Beaumont through the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at noon Friday; various liturgical services are scheduled during the time the body will lie in state; the cathedral will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and reopen again at 7 a.m. Friday. Funerals Guidelines TODAY Carolyn Davis Rooney, 75, of Texas City died Tuesday, services 2 p.m. today at James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque; burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster. Infant Matthew Dennis Evans of Texas City died at birth Monday, graveside services 11 a.m. The Galveston Daily News classified advertising department charges a standard advertising rate of $12.60 per column inch to publish obituaries. Obituaries can be faxed to The News at 744-6268 or hand-delivered to the classified advertising department at the newspaper's main office, 8522 Teichman Road UeMrf off « S I* m Mwrfcl Drfr» t» H*< (4W) 986-7409 • Makes Better Hearing Affordable Hearing Aids as low as SAQRoo Reg. $695.00 1625 23nISL 765-5791 Serving Galveston County OVER 35 YEARS FREE HOMECAHE DICKINSON . 337-5900 Corpus Christi — Victoria — Rio Grande Valley - Webster NOW WETO IN LA MARQUE EV1RY FRIDAY AT HARr PHARMACY FROM 9-3. 202 OAK PUZA AT HWY. 3 • (409) 938-37S7 Brand Nam« Hearing Aids at DISCOUNT surf* 295" Stav* Hoffman Woi/tV AM SpKittet « Starkey, Audlna, Tatex, Botch and mor « 349 E. NASA Rd. 1 Call Toll Fr»* W«b«t«r. Tx 1-800-738-7760 in Galveston. Obituaries should be typed. The deadline for full obituaries is 5 p.m. Brief notices that funeral arrangements are pending with the funeral home will be accepted until 7 p.m.; these notices are not charged. Obituaries must contain complete billing information: the name, full mafling address and telephone number of the party that will pay for the obituary. Obituaries may be placed by a private party, but they must include the phone number of a source, such as a funeral home or clergyman, that can verify the information Obituaries placed by funeral homes will be billed. Private parties placing obituaries Monday through Friday must pay at the time the obituary is placed. (Notices for indigent funerals being handled by the county can be published without charge; contact The News classified advertising department for more information.) Major credit cards are accepted. Obituaries placed on weekends will be handled by The News editorial department between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. All weekend obituaries will be billed. A daily listing of funerals is compiled from paid obituaries. There is no charge for this service. Families and funeral homes are urged to make sure information supplied to The News is accurate, and all names are correctly spelled. The Galveston Daily News U.S.P.S. 213400 Founded in 1842 Texas' Oldest Newspaper Dedicated to tha growth and progress of Galveston and all of Galveston County. Published evary morning by Galveston Newspapers Inc.. 8522 Teichman Road, Box 628, Galveston, Texas 77553. Second class postage paid at Galveston Texas. Associatad Press is exclusively entitied to the use or republication of all the local news of spontaneous origin printed in this newspaper. Subscription rates by carrier, $9.75 per month; by mail. $168 per year anywhere in the continental United States $324 per year outside the United States. Telephone (409) 744-3611 The Galveston Daily News welcomes letters to the editor. These should be limited to 150 words.

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