The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on May 21, 1994 · Page 8
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 8

Galveston, Texas
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Saturday, May 21, 1994
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8-A -DAILY NEWS — i SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1994 GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS Texas Spielberg to students: Teach your children well about racism Amarillo Vandals break 250 windows 1 Vandals broke out more than 250 windows at an elementary school in a residential area of north Amarillo, school officials say. The damage at Carver Elementary School, discovered Friday morning, is estimated at $30,000, said Karr Ingham, a spokesman • for the Amarillo Independent School District. No arrests have been made, police said. Dallas Mystic sentenced 2 Four years after prosecutors opened an investigation into the mysterious deaths of eight of her followers, mystical leader Terri Hoffman of Dallas was sentenced Friday to prison for bankruptcy fraud. U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater sentenced Mrs. Hoffman to 16 months in prison, fined her $4,000 and ordered her to serve three years of supervised release after she completes her sentence. She had been free since her conviction in late November. She was found guilty on 10 counts of bankruptcy fraud for failing to report an agreement to pay her I lawyer 15 percent of any j book or movie deals on her [ life story, and for failing to disclose that she had power of attorney to control her boyfriend's bank accounts. The prosecution had sought the maximum punishment of five years in prison and a 8250,000 fine I on each count. From 1979 ! to 1990. 10 people with ties ! to Mrs. Hoffman died — I six by suspected suicides, ! including two of her four husbands, and four in apparent accidents. Austin Disclosure urged 3 AUSTIN — Republicans called Friday for public disclosure of records from the state's Washington, D.C., office after The Houston Post reported that a state employee made political contacts for Gov. Ann Richards' recent fund-raisers there. The governor said nothing improper had occurred and called the charges a political attack orchestrated by GOP gubernatorial candidate George W. Bush. The Post said Jane Hickie, who is paid $97,100 a year as director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations, took leave for the week leading up to her boss' fund-raising events May 4. The newspaper said a review of phone and meeting records showed that Ms. Hickie spent a considerable amount of time in April and May promoting Richards' political interests. Ms. Hickie, who long has been one of Richards' closest political advisers, conceded the contacts were made. But she stressed that no political work was done on state time. "I'm happy to have worked on those events," she told The Post. Tm not ashamed of it. I tried to be very, very careful that I did that on my own time." The Associated Press The Associated Press 4 HOUSTON — Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg told high school students Friday to stamp out hatred and teach their children about racism so the horrors depicted in his film "Schindler's List" cannot be repeated. About 60 students from Lamar High School watched the film at a Houston cinema as part of the Schindler's List Project, in which students across the nation watch the powerful 1993 Holocaust drama and discuss its themes. An estimated 12,000 teen-agers throughout Texas are expected to have taken part in the project by the end of the month, Texas Education Agency officials said. Spielberg was joined by Houstonian Leon Cooper, one of the so-called "Schindler Jews" saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler, and Gov. Ann Richards in. answering students' questions after the screening. The director urged them to think about such tragedies as the Holocaust and black slavery in America and spread a message of racial tolerance. "I made it for you so that you could see that hatred is at the root of all racial unrest and that fear is at the root of all hatred," Spielberg told the group. "All of you, as parents, have a massive responsibility to teach your children* which way to turn. You are going to determine who loves and who hates in the 21st century." The students obviously were moved, many to tears, by the film. "I watch the news and I see death and hatred and I get callous to it," said one girl. "Seeing this helped me understand what they went through." "Before, I thought of it like something so remote, like the Black Death, irrelevant to me," another student said. "Now I realize it's recent history." The film is being shown at no cost to students in 14 Texas school districts, including all the largest districts. Spielberg initiated the nationwide project in March. WE WILL PAY 1% OF YOUR CASH REGISTER RECEIPTS TO THE CHURCH OH CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE SPECIALS GOOD SATURDAY thru TUESDAY ONLY! MAY 21 - MAY 24 U.S.D.A. HEAVY BEEF BONELESS FULL CUT SWEET EASTERN DRUMSTICKS TEXAS GROWN RED RIPE WATE EACH CIASSK COKE PRODUCTS, DIET COKE, SPRITE ft COCA COLA CLASSIC 2 LITER BOTTLE TROPICANA ORAN JUIC 64-OZ. CARTON GALVESTON AVE. P & 25th STREET TEXAS CITY 915 6th STREET NORTH DICKINSON INTERSTATE 45 & F.M. 5t7

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