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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Friday, May 6, 1994
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A Friday, May 6, 1994, Murfreesboro. Tenn. THE DAILY NEWS JOURNAL Obituaries : M.D. HoIIandsworth "'. Graveside services for Michael David HoIIandsworth, 42, Nashville, who died at home Wednesday, were held at 3 p.m. today in- Riverside Cemetery I with Herb Alsup officiating. J; He is survived by his par-ents, Robert and Hazel Foster HoIIandsworth of Woodbury; ! brother. Clay HoIIandsworth of Woodbury; and sister, Jo Ann I HoIIandsworth of Woodbury. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Harold Bruce Services for Harold M. Bruce, 73, of 8130 Jim Cummings Highway, Bradyville, who died Thursday at St. Thomas Hospitals-Nashville, are set for 3 Tp.m. Saturday at Woodbury Funeral Home Chapel. His parents were the late Hubert and Mary Agnes Bruce and he was preceded in death by two children. -Z He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances A. Neal Bruce of Cannon County; daughter, Carolyn F. Preble of Portland, Maine; and grandson, James Preble of Portland. A member of the Baptist Church, he was retired from the U.S. Navy where he was involved with General Dynamics Co. V i Visitation will Deheld from " 2-3 p.m. Saturday &tl Funeral Home. Bessie Weimar Services for Mrs. Bessie P. weimar, ou, iNasnvnrerwno-1died Thursday, are set for 2:30 .' p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Chanel, of Roses. Nashville. with burial in Woodlawn Me---orialarkJtfarkSjiuthll officiate. She is survived by her hus-biand, W.M. Weimar; daughter, Lynda Warf; son, Bill Weimar; brother, Jesse Patrick and four grandchildren. She was a member of the Western Hills Church of Christ. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Eugene Travis Services for Eugene "Jughead" Travis, 65, La Vergne, who died Thursday at Donelson Hospital, are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna, with burial in Mapleview Cemetery. The Rev." James Jernigan will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Evie Travis of La Vergne; two sons, Billy of La Vergne and Ernest Travis of Franklin; two " daughters Debbie- Sue Gipson of Smyrna, Mary Elizabeth " Good of Murfreesboro; brother, . William Travis of Georgia: four sisters, Elizabeth Perry of West Virginia, Mildred Travis, Hildred' Travis, both of Florida, Patty Travis ot Arkansas; seven grandchildren; and friend Margaret Gips6n 6f Smyrna. A native of Huntington, W.Va., he was a retired glass blower and a member of the ChuichofGod. Visitation will be held after 4:30 p.m. today at Woodfin Chapel. ' Manuel Zamora Services for Manuel Zamora, 67, Murfreesboro, who died Wednesday in Miami Fla., were held at 2 p.m. today at Jennings & Ayers Chapel with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Wiatt Funk officiated. He is survived by his wife, Ana Zamora of Murfreesboro; and son, Dr. John Zamora of Murfreesboro. Friends were pallbearers. He was a member of the Catholic Church. " Mack Bingham - Services fo,r Ma.c.k , Bingham, 74, of 200 Sherry Circle, Gallatin,, who died Thursday at St Thomas Hos-" pitalj Nashville, are set for 2 -p.m. Saturday at the First ' Baptist Church in Gallatin with burial in Sumner Memorial Gardens. ,. His wife was the late . Clemmie Bingham. He is survived by his son, Stephen- Binghamr Gallatin; 'r daughter, Rebecca Holden pi Fosterville; three brothers, Robert and Henry, both of ' Fosterville, and Sam Bingham - of BelfBuckle; three sisters, Margaret te Fulks of ,Tullahoma, Christine Chrisman of Fosterville, Catherine Spence of Bell " ' Buckle; and one grandson. Memorial donations may be made to the Clemmie Bingham Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church of Gallatin. , Ha was a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Electric Co. S Visitation will be held after noon today at Alexander Funeral Home, Gallatin. J f -i - 'I .i. ! ' - . DNJ Photo by Pwnata Hwrson Mock trial winners Students from The Webb School in Bell Buckle took regional honors in recent high school mock trial competition sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association. From left are the team's coaches, attorneys Bill Abernathy and Jim Cope, students Evan Cope, Megan Watson, Julie Yamamoto, Virginia O'Dell, Erin Craig and Rutherford County Bar Association president Phillip George. Pool (Continued from page 1) said. Tradesmen's Tavern owner wdbuiyJeff-Wikoxmplained toReeddrillldn inan establishment about the law's inconsistency. The Campus Pub was also "informed," Mifsud said. City records show the pub's owners 4een cited to court for 7 " " C I a - Mi FstrH vn one haa a 4- year-old son, doesn't take him to taverns and she dosent anntc, but the old city law "doesn't make sense." She reached her conclusion after council debated the law last week. - . They wanted to research it to see if beers sold where children go," she said. "Get real." "You're not going to keep beer from being sold where kids frequent by enforcing this law,". Reed told council. Discussion noted the law is enforced against tavern owners, not customers. "It's not worth it to watch-people and keep them , away from Coach (Continued from page 1) have to vote against it," he added. Jim McKee agreed. "Before we agree to this, it should be put in the budget to at least let us vote on it," McKee said. v Vaughn said he decided to fund the positions through the Booster Club because the REA would probably not agree to the board funding them for just one school in the county. "We're trying to get more "kids". to participate," he said. Currently Central only has one coach for its seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams. The seventh-grade teams play three or four games a season and have to share practice time with the eighth grade. "We have 1,300 students and only a few get to play," Vaughn said. "What you would be allowing is 30 or more kids to play," Tom Delbridge said his main conrernwith the request is that it might cause inequity in the schools. "I have a problem with this because if s come from a school in a district which has more money Refunds (Continued from page 1) The balance of the refunds are property tax appeals some dating as far . back as 1990 which are awaiting hearings by state officials, he Said. "We're starting to fix having all these hearings," he said. "If we lost them all, we'd have $80,000 worth of interest to pay pius $700,000. in Tefunds," he said. "I don't anticipate losing them all." In other business, . the Budget Committee gave local judges the green light to beef up security in the county judicial building. The judges had asked the commission to consider purchasing a metal detector system' TV (Continued from page 1) crease", and it did. By Thursday, 300 people had called the ' telecentef , and about 150 had called the Marietta police as a result of the show, said -Marietta Detective Billy Huggins. "It generated a lot of phone calls -some of them are full of information that could or could not have anything to do with it Some are calling with suggestions ofwhattodo, Hugginssaid. The detective said he doesn't yet know if any of the leads are good leads. "I haven't gotten through all of .'them yet," Huggins said. Tfs hard to say until I get in touch with all these people and-get some more information." When asked if there were any suspects at this point, the deec- the tables," Mifsud said. If the law's enforced and customers want to play, pool, then they should be aware, she said. The law does not ban peer with a pool table. It says the table and beer sales and drinking must be separated by a wall. The wall can be waist high. Council asked if there's an emergency e and why the matter arose now. Reed said any time a law can t be enforced there s an emergency. "I tell all my policemen to en- force the law fairly unless I get a complaint about sopiethingTinit- have not on that issue," - Police Commissioner Bill Jones said, contrasting this situation to complaints leading to a beer sting at convenience stores in the winter of 199203. - - " , Assistant city attorney Susan McGannon this morning said she's spoken with Murfreesboro attorney J.D. Driver who repre-, sents a tavern owner cited to City Judge E wing Sellers' court. and may be able to fund something like this," he said. "It may cause inequity between the schools if parents can or don't want to fund something similar at their school." After the discussion, Superintendent Elam Carlton withdrew his recommendation to allow the request . and said he would look into putting it into the budget and the needs at the other middle schools. 7 "I don't feel comfortable mak- ing a recommendation now, Carlton said. "I would be in favor 1 i 4. 01 Having eatu iiuim-bwuuui ni Central having a basketball team and playing against each other and other schools." In other business, the board approved: Changing Holloway High School's name to Holloway Vo-Tech High School. Criteria for, the new appointed superintendent which will take office in September under a state law which requires all Tennessee school systems to appoint superintendents by the year 2000. Posting two teaching positions for an adult night high school which will open next fall. similar to those used in airports to screen people entering the building. The idea is,, to-have limited access and to screen out the weapons we have up there from time to time," Circuit Court Judge Steve Daniel told the committee. "We do have a serious problem," he said. "Violence has become commonplace, par ' ticular v in nnmeshr raooo " TiaThrthaTrrunae-8e system and oersonnel costs di- rectly through the county's budget, the committee asked Daniel to use excess circuit court - fees. -' "We could do it that way," he said. "It's kind of a 'chicken and egg situation since excess fees revert to the county." tive said, , "We don't have any- thing at this point that I know of thafs promising." But Huggiris says - he believes the "Unsolved Mysteries" seg- . " ment will help the case. - Rolfs is living in an undisclosed location for fear of being discovered by the assailant. He was with Uffelman when she was killed by the assailant. Both Rolfs and Uffelman were beaten during the robbery of a . compuier wnicn nous nad ar- ranged to sell . to a potential customer the assailant. Uffelman died, and Rolfs was 'injured. . - . - .' .. The suspect answered ah ad in a trade publication for a computer Rolfs was selling for a Nashville company. Rolfs was asked to bring the computer to Marietta, and Uffleman accompanied him on the trip in October 1992. Driver's description of the case led -McGannon to Reed and a request for a postponement, she said. If s on the 10 a.m. May 24 docket Mario Rossi of the Campus Pub, 903 Gunnerson Ave., was cited Feb. 25 by Officer Shawn Murphy for "unlawfully permit alcohol in pool area constituting the offense of sale in billiard area," court records state, says court clerkiVarhrWra(irerr - , "We never sold beer at the pool room," Maggie Rossi : said .this morninff. -"We sell it at the bar an,i they take it with them (to the poo ro0m). We got citations twice ihlhe1astyear, andTvr heard there are some bars that don't even have a partition, and they got away with it" . More (Continued from page 1) the school day for teacher plan ning. Invest technology to increase productivity and interest in school. y Develop local action plans to transform schools. Share the responsibility, with education being-made a national priority. The Extended School Program in Murfreesboro was featured in the report, as well as the new Cason Lane Academy, which will be the first new school in Tennessee to open with a year-round calendar and hours until 8 p.m. each day. Jones said Murfreesboro has taken many steps to use time ' UUb 10 uu" 1 HM-K..4 in nnfr j3sia Vf a lnmr snot. "We have attempted in Mur freesboro to demonstrate that we ' can extend time with the revenue that is available," Jones said. "We feel that we have taken the initial steps in dealing with , the time issue, but we have a long ways to go on this subject The next thing I foresee us doing in Murfreesboro is looking at the utilization of technology as it relates to time." Several flaws, including a strict 180-day school calendar, a school day which typically ends at 3 p.m. and too many extracurricular activities during the day, are holding American students back; concluded the commission. Norman Higgins, a commission member who is principal of a high school in Maine, said his school had adjusted its schedule a few years ago and the kids are more successful. -. "We have no homerooms, no activity periods, four 83-minute classes and a 30-minute lunch," he said.- "Student clubs. and activities take place during lunch." Prom preparation, pep rallies, field trips and sports also intrude the-school-dayT-whiclv4n-4nany- &" academics, the commission con cluded. "In Japan they can't believe our high school students are allowed to work and that we have so many activities going on during the, day," said Marie Byers of Maryland. "In Japan education is linked to success in life and is treated with respect" Establishing an academic day will require more ' time to be added or "several student programs such "as athletics, clubs and other activities will have to be sacrificed," the report stated. "We do not believe they should Be sacrificed, or that communities will agree to do without them," 1 the report says. "At the same time, we cannot agree to sacrificing the academic core of the school to other activities. In- stead. all student activities should be offered during the longer Bchool day." Computer users group sponsors weekend fair Jrom staff reports The Heart of Tennessee Computer Fair begins Saturday and Sunday at the Stones River Mall where members of the Rutherford County Computer Users Group will be explaining computer techniques and applications to people. Computer Fair hours Saturday are set to begin at 10 a.m. and run through 9 o'clock that night. Computer Fair hours Sunday are set between 1 p.m.-6 p.m. "We will be demonstrating the many capabilities of personal computers," reported RCUP member Garry Duncan. "Members also will be available to answer any question someone may have about today's hardware Friend to be arraigned on sexual abuse charge By USA MARCKESONI " Staff Writer - A family friend accused of twice fondling an 8-year-old daughter was expected to be arraigned on the charges today in General Sessions Court, a sheriffs detective said. James John Romeros, 29, of Bell Street, who is an MTSU student, was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated sexual battery, said Detective Preble Morton. The girl's mother apparently met Romeros at a civic organization, and he visited the mother: and daughter in their -home. ; When he told the girl "Good night" on March 1, Romeros- 'It's worth if Hillary WASHINGTON (AP) Shrugging off bad hair days and political enemies, Hillary Rodham Clinton mused about the large and small annoyances that come with life in the White House and told a live TV audience: "It's worth it." In an hour -long appearance Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live," the first lady , said she's trying to follow her husband's example to "take criticism seriously but not personally and to try to learn something from it" Mrs Clinton, chatting with Ki ng before taki ng questions from callers around the country, said she loves "all the progress thafs been made in the last 15 months" but chafes at the new limits on her freedom. Woman- (Continued from page 1) : Route 99 (New Salem Highway) about noon when he "spotted a body under the bridge near Ditch Road. Embree reported the body to. supervisor Terry Meredith of Hodginville, Ky., who called 911. ; This is the second time Meredith found a body while doing his job. "We don't like to find them though," Meredith said. Bill Travis, emergency services coordinator, Emergency Medical Services paramedics Leslie Cook and James Belcher and rescue squad volunteers Walter and Cindy McBee and Ed . Carlton climbed down the bank and entered the creek where they retrieved the woman's body. Paramedic Mike Jones secured a rope to the rescuers. , Her body was taken to the and photographed Davis said the brown-haired woman wore a red mini-shirt, T-shirt, and short-sleeved, pullover jacket with orange and green shapes.' She wore quite of bit of Indian-type jewelry which Davis hopes will help identify, the woman who didn't . carry any personal identification. Her necklace .contained heart-shaped metal . with filigree on a gold chain with brass beads between each heart. She wore a black, nylon love necklace. A earring worn in her left ear was of Indian-type on rawhide with a turquoise stone. She wore Salesman of the Year John "Chlco" Marable 893-4121 -t-7rr': J and software plus, thereill be registration for door prizes from national software vendors." Topics to be covered at the Fair are community service, educational software, personal finance management, music composition, home inventory, genealogy, desktop publishing, video cap- : ture, multimedia, word process- ing, graphic design and ad layout, business presentations, programming,- adventure games, arcade games, interactive games, home design, home improvement, nutrition management, communicating via electronic bulletin board systems, user group information and more, Duncan noted. allegedly began tickling her, then fondled her, the detective said. "She didn't say anything," Morton said. A few weeks later, Romeros allegedly fondled her genital area under her clothing, and the girl immediately reported the alleged sexual assault, the detective said. Department of Human Services workers interviewed the girl . who told them what happened. DHS called Morton who interviewed Romeros. "He corroborated the girl's story," Morton said. Morton charged Romeros with two counts. He was booked into Rutherford. County Adult Detention Center where he was later released on $20,000 bond. claims "It's hard being bo confined, feeling that you can't just walk out the door and go to the store," she said. : . Joking about another of the challenges she faces, Mrs. Clinton told King that her hair is something "I've struggled with all my life. I'm hoping somebody's going to form a group - Hair Anonymous that I can join." The group could have "secret meetings and you stand up and you talk about your bad hair days," she suggested. The weightier challenges of her first 15 months as first lady were evident as Mrs. Clinton calmly deflected a 'range of questions from King and viewers. a gold filigree ring with an onyx heart on her lert pinkie finger. .', The condition of her body made it difficult to see if the woman had anyidentifying marks such as tattoos or scars, he said. The body skin was pretty well moist and bloated," Davis said. He speculated the woman might have been in the water 10 to 14 days. Danny Carlton, who owns the &roperty, told Lt. Donald oorehead he hadn't noticed anything unusual. His dog began howling about five days ago. .' J While at the scene,. Davis asked dispatchers to check reports from surrounding counties to determine if the woman's description matched any missing people. '. "None matched up at this point in the investigation," Davis said. ' -Detectives, rescue squad volunteers, deputies and Travis searched the stream and along the highway for evidence. recovered during the search. . Fingerprints couldn't be obtained from the woman's body, be said. Detectives may rely on the woman's dental records to help identify her, the captain said. ; People with information about the woman should contact Davis at 898-7770. "Any information will be kept confidential," Davis said. v "Never A Dull Moment Here" TAKE OUT! 898-1301 RIBS WINGS CATFISH BURGERS CALL NOW!

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