The Paris News from Paris, Texas on September 15, 1999 · Page 2
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The Paris News from Paris, Texas · Page 2

Paris, Texas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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2A Wednesday, September 15, 1999 texas News of sure ind local interest from sraft and wire reports 'wbrids Condemned inmate's last words: 'What about those Cowboys!' HUNTSVILLE — Condemned killer William Prince Davis obviously was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Davis, who at age 42 spent half his life on death row, went to his death Tuesday night by thanking his fellow condemned inmates and his family, expressing love to them and asking for forgiveness from the survivors of his murder victim. Then, just as the lethal drugs were about to start flowing into his arms, he blurted out to Warden Jim Wilfett: "Oh, I would like to say in closing, Whal about those Cowboys!" Seven minutes later, he was pronounced dead. Davis, condemned for gunning down the manager of a Houston ice cream company during a 1978 robbery, was not the first condemned killer on the Texas death chamber gurney to tell of his love for the Dallas pro football team. More than $50,000 missing from "meals on wheels" agency STAFFORD — A non-profit "meals on wheels" agency in Fort Bend County is missing more than $50,000. Fort Bend Senior Citizens dishes up more than 300 meals a day to elderly people in Fort Bend and Waller counties. But a statement released Tuesday by the agency said that "problematic financial transactions" involving a former employee had been discovered. The agency turned over the evidence to the Fort Bend County sheriff's office. There have been no arrests or indictments in the case, and officials refused to release the name of the former employee. Error by translator causing election officials problems SAN ANTONIO — An error by a translator is causing problems for election officials across the state and could cost Bexar County as much as $91,000, according to county clerk Gerry Rickhoff. The Spanish version of the Nov. 2 ballot contained a flawed translation of Proposition 15, one of the constitutional amendments. The amendment was "permitting spouses to agree to convert separate property to community property." The Spanish version mistakenly informed Spanish-speaking Texans that it permits spouses "to agree 10 convert separate property to the community/' An urgent notice was issued Tuesday by the Secretary of State's Office. The office plans to correct and recertify the ballots. A British Britannia passenger jet lies broken in three piece after skidding off the runaway in Girona's Airport in northeastern Spain Wednesday. The plane, carrying 200 passengers and traveling from Cardiff, Wales, skidded off the runway in bad weather. At least 11 passengers were injured. POLICE INQUIRY: Allegations that the Dallas Police Department disciplines black officers more severely than their white counterparts have prompted an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Justice Department officials say they have received information about a pattern of discriminatory punishment. ... RECRUIT DIES: The death of an 18-year-old recruit who collapsed during a cross-country march caused officials at Lackland Air Force Base to make changes in it training procedures. Airman Basic Micah Schindler died Sunday from complication of heat stroke following a six-mile march. ... BILINGUAL CEREAL: General Mills is producing Frutis and Cinnamon Corn Stars, the bilingual cousins of Cheerios and Lucky Charmes. An official of the company's cereal division says the new products, which will soon be on supermarket shelves, are being marketed because of the grow-.: ing -• • - • • • r NikWSixx From the Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx won't be prosecuted for allegedly making crowd-riling remarks during an August concert. Sixx was arrested after the group's Aug. 11 show at Mandalay Bay, and charged with provoking a breach of the peace — a misdemeanor. Before the show, police had warned band members not to make any statements that could provoke crowd violence. Authorities stopped a 1997 Motley Crue show at the Aladdin Theatre here briefly when a short riot broke out, injuring four people. A videotape of the recent concert reviewed by prosecutors showed Sixx telling the 8,000-member crowd: "Every time we come to town, the (expletive) cops tell us we can't be Motley Crue. If they don't like it, we can start flipping over cop cars like we did a couple of years ago." Wilma Mankiller TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller is battling cancer for a second time. Mankiller, 53, said she feels well despite undergoing radiation treatments for breast cancer. "I literally do not think about it," she said Tuesday. "I just go on about my life. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about why this is happening." Mankiller served for 10 years as chief of the nation's second-largest Indian tribe, beginning in 1985. She said doctors caught the cancer's reappearance early, and she underwent surgery to have two lumps and surrounding tissue removed. Mankiller was first diagnosed with cancer in 1996, and the disease went into remission the following year after treatment. She also has undergone two kidney transplants in the last eight years. : • ~ < • r Thursday, Sept. 16 I PARIS HOUSING AUTHORITY I Noon Thursday at George Wright Homes. • Agenda includes closed session to dis- f cuss personnel matters. 'COMMUNITY SERVICES • Noon, Christus St. Joseph's Hospital ; Annex Building, 835 E. Austin. Speakers •• will be Cindy Ruthart, Justice of the Peace, ' and Sharon Eubanks with Lamar County . CASA. For reservations, 785-2580. PARENTS ANONYMOUS 6 p.m. Thursday, 681 7th SW. Call (903) 785-4433. PRIMETIME Free blood pressure screening. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., PrimeTime. Bridge, 10 a.m., PrimeTime. Grandparents Day Ice Cream Social, 3:30 p.m. PrimeTime. :4-H HORSE CLUB • 7 p.m. Thursday at Paris Equine Center, . 1/4 mile north of Powderly on U.S. Hwy. ;271 N. Call 732-9903. ; GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 6:30 p.m. Thursday, A.M. Aikin Archives, PJC. Speaker: Daisy Harvill. Friday, Sept. 17 SCOTTISH RITE Monthly meeting, 7 p.m.. Holiday Inn. Feast of the Tabernacles observed. Guest Speaker: Kim Exstrom. Call 7845336 or 652-6080 for reservations. PRIMETIME Morning Moves, 9 a.m., PrimeTime. Aerobics, 10 a.m., Aerofit. Cut the Cards, 1:30 p.m., PrimeTime. Call 737- 3672. Saturday, Sept. 18 MAXEY COLOR GUARD 6 p.m. Saturday at Dragon Park, for drill. Tuesday, Sept. 21 MENDED HEARTS 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, PrimeTime. Call 737-3680. PARIS STAMP CLUB DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED MEDICAL SUPPLY 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Calvary Methodist Church. Thursday, Sept. 23 HISTORICAL SOCIETY ALWAYS LOW PRICES A GRAND WAREHOUSE 312 Grand Ave. • Paris Office Furniture . & Equipment 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at 2615 Oak Lane. Public invited. Sunday, Sept. 26 ALZHEIMER'S GROUP 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, PrimeTime. Call 737-3672. FLOOR COVERING Residential & Commercial MCR • KEVTN MC1NTYRE Before You Buy. Come See Us! FREE ESTIMATES I M5-17M • 1-80M3M78; • 137 Bonham SI., Paris ! PrtsmeYour Life Savings 525.000 per year is Ihe average cost of Nursing Home. Yes you can lose every thing if you don't plan now. Let us help you preserve your assets even if you are already in the nursing home. Gary Duke & Associates Planning For Your Long Term Care Call 800-259-4656 • 903-784-2857 INSURANCE 42nd Don Robinjon MEDICARE SUPPLmEHTS 2301 Lamar-734-3552 When Your Portfolio Needs Nurturing. Consult a Woman call Sally Sheppard Investment Broker 785-8834 1-800-267-4830 OtTerinc General Securities Itirouch SWS Financial Services. Inc.NASIVSIPC '001 PnMon Road, J��o I. It Jn. naJ laijexas 75J50121 i 14J.vj) i s> Member or Iht SOUTHWEST SECURITIES CROl'P Member Nt* York Slock Exchange JO] on ts EXHIBITORS NEEDED FOR FALL CRAFT SHOW OCTOBER 23, 1999 INSIDE BOOTH 6'x8' $30 or 2 for 550 Limited Outside Boottis irrxKr S2S Call For Mora Information: Wendi 785-0498, Krisli 732-3788, Carolyn 785-5360, Holly 784-3397 SPONSORED BY HIS XCELLENCE YOUTH GROUP - PARIS CHURCH OF GOD- IDI lai |aj|al la! lol lol |D|Inl lol ID! ID] Ipl Inl la] fa] [ai 151 Early Worship open to the community Calvary United Methodist Church 8:30 am • 31st Street and Lamar or call 784-6330 Please meet... My-Linh A. Nguyen, M.D. Family Practice Family Care Network welcomes My-Linh A. Nguyen, M.D., as a new member. Dr. Nguyen, who received her medical degree from the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, competed both her internship and residency in family practice at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. Most recently, Dr. Nguyen was a member of the medical staff of Presbyterian Health Care in Albuquerque, N.M. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association, and the Bexar County Medical Society. She lists her hobbies and special interests as reading, golfing, rollerblading, volleyball and travel. Her husband. Dr. Roger Le, is a urologist. Dr. Nguyen is a proud member of the FamilyCareNetwork We That You UkeRamly Lamar Medical Center • 1128 Clarksville St., Ste. 100 • Paris, Texas Richard Bercher, M.D. Stephen Bums, M.D. John Durham, M.D. James Guide, M.D. Kyle Jones. M.D. My-Linh Nguyen, M.D. Larry Walker, M.D. Caroline Wilson, M.D. (903) 739 -7900 Agnes Xavier, M.D. Robert Zimmerman, M.D. Patricia Higgins, C.F.N.R Kendra Proctor, C.F.N.P. Susan Scholz, C.F.N.P. v

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