The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on December 17, 1994 · Page 4
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 4

Galveston, Texas
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Saturday, December 17, 1994
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SATURDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1994 GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS World Russia Fighters in Chechnya ordered to pull back 1 GROZNY— Chechnya's leader ordered his fighters to pull back inside the capital Friday but demanded a total Russian withdrawal, leaving the two sides locked in a deadly standoff in the rebellious southern territory. Artillery fire and shelling on the fringes of the capital, Grozny, eased after President Dzhokhar Dudayev directed his troops to cease fire and move inside the city limits. But the prospects for a negotiated settlement faded further, as Dudayev pledged the Chechens would stand fast. "The Chechen people will stay to . the end — we have no other way," the former Soviet air force general declared in Grozny, the capital of the separatist Caucasus Mountain republic. A Chechen government spokesman said the pullback from head-to-head positions "was done as a goodwill gesture and in the anticipation of a similar step from Moscow," the Interfax news agency reported. Gore, Yeltsin powwow 2 MOSCOW — At the end of three days of talks with Russian officials, Vice President Al Gore said Friday that greater understanding had been reached on "the toughest issues" — NATO and the future of Europe. The vice president had a long talk with President Boris Yeltsin, whom he described as "hale and hearty, in good spirits." Gore was the first foreign leader to see Yeltsin since the president underwent nose surgery last Saturday, the day before Russian troops entered the breakaway republic of Chechnya. The discussion touched only briefly on Chechnya, said Gore, who reiterated the U.S. stand that the conflict is Russia's internal affair. Gore played down signs of strain Washington and Moscow, telling a news conference that U.S.-Russian relations were "Very much on track." Bosnia-Herzegovina Convoy reaches Bihac 3 SARAJEVO —Although Bosnian Serbs allowed an aid convoy into the embattled Bihac area Friday, U.N. officials say Serb commitment to the peace process won't be clear unless they meet their promise to reopen the Sarajevo airport. In an effort to lure former President Jimmy Carter into peace talks, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has offered six unilateral concessions, including reopening the airport and allowing free movement of U.N. peacekeepers. Serb military leaders have promised they would allow the airport to reopen today. "Let's see and watch, tomorrow will we reopen the airport or not?" said U.N. spokesman Alexander Ivanko. The airport has been closed since Nov. 21 when Serbs, angered by NATO airstrikes, positioned surface- to-air missiles nearby and refused to guarantee planes' safety. Netherlands Denture saga fishy 4 AMSTERDAM — The saga of the fishy false teeth — the best sea yarn to hit Holland since the boy stuck his finger in the dike — was exposed Friday as just as big a hoax. It all began when fishing enthusiast Cor Stoop lost his upper plate when he leaned overboard during a spell of seasickness while sailing on a North Sea charter boat in September. On Nov. 27, Hugo Slamat, a tackle shop owner who had organized the charter, found a set of choppers while gutting a 19-pound cod he caught on a fishing excursion. The charter skipper then recalled that Stoop had lost his teeth during the trip in September. The teeth were eventually given to Stoop at a handover splashed across Dutch media. But something about the story began to seem fishy. "They fit all right," Stoop told The Associated Press on Friday. "But I began to have doubts, so I got my dentist to investigate and he told me the top and bottom didn't go together." Then taxi driver Roel Pool, an amateur fisherman and practical joker, revealed what had really happened. "When we go fishing on the sea we always make jokes. I took the teeth from my wife and put them in the day's biggest cod," Pool said Friday, after the hoax was revealed in the Dutch media. Slamat found the teeth when he gutted the cod 30 minutes later. South Africa Holiday tradition ends 5 PRETORIA — Afrikaners gathered for the last time Friday to mark the Day of the Vow, a national holiday that recalls a pledge by early Dutch settlers to thank God for helping them colonize South Africa. While Afrikaaners, the descendants of early Dutch and French Protestant settlers, remain proud of their pioneer forbears, the holiday is an unpleasant reminder of the days of white rule and nationalistic propaganda used to justify it. It is to be phased out by a new set of national holidays to take effect next year. The Day of the Vow originated in 1838, when a group of Afrikaner settlers, surrounded by a much larger force of Zulu warriors, prayed for survival and promised to observe a day of thanksgiving forever if they achieved victory. At what became known as the Battle of Blood River, the 500 settlers fought off the Zulus, armed mainly with spears. More than 3,000 Zulus were killed, and all but three of the white settlers survived. The victory came to be seen by Afrikaaners as a sign of divine approval for white dominance. At the height of apartheid, attendance at the main celebration could reach 100,000 and last year, about 10,000 people took part. But since Nelson Mandela's election as president in April, most white South Africans have accepted the transition to black rule and the holiday is now viewed with mixed emotions. Mandela's government has defined a new set of national holidays beginning in 1995, and Dec. 16 is to be celebrated in the future as the Day of Reconciliation. The Associated Press Obituaries Virginia W. Dalehfte GALVESTON — Virginia Willrich Dalehite, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 1994 at U.TM.B. Hospital. Services will be pending at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, Galveston. Rev. Ellis J. Johnson TEXAS CITY — Reverend Ellis J. "Sham" Johnson, Pastor of Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church of Texas City, passed away Friday, December 16th at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Mainland Funeral Home in La Marque. Mainland Funeral Home Robert Lee Harris WEST TEXAS CITY — Mr. Robert Lee Harris, 38, passed from this life Tuesday, December 13th at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster. Born October 13, 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Harris was a construction worker; member of Progressive Baptist Church where he was served with the Brotherhood; member, Pride of Texas City Masonic Lodge No. 193, Free and Accepted Mason, Prince Hall Affiliation and an Adult Leader of "Operation Save The Youth." Robert leaves with cherished The Galveston County Daily News classified advertising department charges a standard advertising rate of $13.30 per column inch to publish obituaries, pending arrangement notices and funeral notices. Obituaries can be faxed to The Daily News at 7446268 or hand-delivered to the classified advertising department at the newspaper's main office, 8522 Teichman Road in Galveston, or the Mainland Service Center at 3000 FM 1764 in La Marque. The deadline for full obituaries and funeral notices is 4 p.m. Bn'ef notices that funeral arrangements are pending are accepted until 5 p.m. Funeral announcements are accepted until 4 p.m. Weekend obituaries, pendings and funeral notices will be handled by the classified obituary desk. There will be a staff person on duty between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on weekends, 744-3611, ext. 275. To drop off information or pictures after office hours, a mail slot is located in the door to the newspaper's island building. Obituaries must contain complete billing information: the name, full mailing address and telephone number of the party paying for the obituary. Obituaries may be placed by a private party and must include the phone number of a source, such as a funeral home or clergyman, to verify the information. Families and funeral homes are urged to make sure information supplied to The Daily News is accurate, and all names are correctly spelled. The Daily News assumes no responsibility for inaccurate information supplied to us. 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 Daily News classified advertising department for more information. Major credit cards are accepted. For more information, call classified advertising between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 744-7355. memories: his beloved wife, Debra Finley Harris; his mother, Clara Richardson of La Marque; father, Lawrence Harris of Miami, FL; a stepson, Donald Demerson, II of Texas City; sisters, Wilma (Michael) Jordan, Vivian (George) Pugh, Patricia (Phillip) Alexander all of Montgomery, AL, Althea Richardson of La Marque and Jackie Harris of Texas City; brothers, James Harris, Tony (Cassandra) Harris both of Montgomery, AL, Tommy (Cassandra) Harris of La Marque; William (Alica) Harris and Darryl Harris both of Texas City; mother-in-law, Mary Garrett of Texas City; brothers-in- law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Monday from 1 to 8 PM at the Mainland Funeral Home Chapel in La Marque. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 20th at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City with Rev. Jonathan D. Steele, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow services at Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Memorials may be sent to Mainland Funeral In Loving Memory Of Luis R. (Prez) Sendejas, Sr. August 18,1930 ~ December 16,1991 Dear Dad, Gone is the face we loved so dear. Silent is the voice we loved to hear; Too far away for sight or speech, But not too far for thought to reach. Sweet to remember him who once was here, And who. though absent, is just as dear. Home, 2711 Texas Avenue, La Marque, Texas 77568 Phone No. 409-938-8123 or 1-800-843-6965. Mainland Funeral Home Wyatt Andrew Mead LA PORTE — Wyatt Andrew Mead, born December 14, 1994, passed away December 14, 1994. Wyatt Andrew Mead is survived by his father Rick Mead and mother Christina Reynolds Mead of La Porte; six brothers: Daniel Austin Mead of La Porte, Robert Mead of Deer Park, David Mead of Deer Park, James Reynolds of League City, Cory Mead of Deer Park, Dylan Mead of La Porte; grandparents James and Ramona Reynolds of League City, and Evert and Billie Mead of Deer Park. Funeral Services will be held at Grand View Memorial Park Pavilion, Monday, December 19, 1994, at 10:00 A.M. Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18,1994. Deer Park Funeral Directors Lubelle Belcher Corbin SEABROOK — Lubelle Belcher Corbin, 68, passed away Friday December 16, 1994 in Alvin. She was born June 29, 1926 in Cherokee, Texas. Mrs. Corbin was a retired school teacher for the LaPorte School District and had taught in the Texas City and Clear Creek School Districts. She was a member of Seabrook Methodist Church. Survived by her husband, Jack M. Corbin of Seabrook; sons Jeff Corbin and wife Melinda of Friendswood, and Steve Corbin and wife Tanya of Conroe; mother, Lou Alice Belcher of Galveston; sister Joyce Lunsford of Galveston; and three grandchildren. Family requests memorials be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 6161 Savoy Drive, Suite 240, Houston, Texas 77036. Friends may call at Jack Sadly missed by the family In Loving Memory Of ^ Susie Valdez Who Passed Away December 17, 1987 Seven Years Ago Today God took her home, it was His will, But in our hearts we love her still; Her memory is as dear today As in the hour she passed away. We often sit and think of her when we arc all alone, For memory is the only friend that grief can call its own. Sadly Missed By Her Children A In Loving Memory Of My Lovely Wife THERESA D. MOORE Who Passed Away On December 17,1975 "May God Bless Her Soul" SADLY MISSED BY C. W. MOORE Rowe Funeral Home after 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 1994. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Jack Rowe Cathedral Chapel with Rev. Charles Millican officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Jack Rowe Funeral Home Funeral Milton Young Sr. GALVESTON — Milton Young Sr. (Puppy), 72, died December 13, 1994 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held on December 19,1994 at 11 AM at Lovette's Funeral Home in Jennerette, LA. A Wake Service will be held from 7-8 PM on Sunday. December 18, 1994 in Jennerette, LA. t-r\ C.Al.VESTON COJN'TY THE DAILY NEWS U.S.P.S. 213400 Founded in 1842 Texas' Oldest Newspaper Dedicated to the growth and progress of Galveston and all of Galveston County. Published every morning by Galveston Newspapers Inc.. 8522 Teichman Road, Box 628, Galveston. Texas 77553. Second class postage paid at Galveston, Texas. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use or republication of all the local news of spontaneous origin printed in this newspaper. Subscription rates by carrier, S10.75 per month; by mail, $204 per year anywhere in the continental United States. $324 per year outside the United States. Telephone (409) 744-3611 • (409) 986-7711 1-800-561-3611 The Galveston Counfy Daily News welcomes letters to the editor, which should be limited to 150 words. BENNETT MONUMENT & FLORAL NONA/ OPEN TiLL 6pm Joaquin Vasquez To those I \m and to those who that loved me. I am with you ciwtys. When / am gone, release me, let ir.e go, I have so tunny things to see and do. You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, be hippy we had so many yean. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shorn, but now it's 6me I travel alone. So grieve awhile, for if grieve you must then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart 1 won't be far away, for life goes on. So, if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me-I'll be near, And if you listen to your heart, you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this my alone, I'll greet you with a smile and j[| say, "Welcome Home!" WE'RE RECYCLING, ARE You? THE DULYNEWS YOUR COMPUTERS DRAGGING? YOU CAN MAKE THEM WORK FASTER BY UPGRADING INCREASE SPEED AND PERFORMANCE COSTS LESS THAN YOU THINK! GALVESTON COMPUTING SYSTEMS A DIVISION OF RANDALL SYSTEMS. INC. 1621TREMONT - GALVESTON, TEXAS 77550 HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, NETWORK SALES & REPAIR CALL BOB RANDALL OR MIKE TRUBE (409) 763-3938 GALVESTON COUNTY'S COMPUTER PLACE

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