The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California on January 15, 1994 · 25
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The Sacramento Baa Final a Saturday January 15 1994 BS State t Offers for defense fund swamp Menendez lawyer 4- Armored car for commuters Sedan unveiled for people fearing random freeway violence Associated Press LOS ANGELES - The makers of a new armored sedan for freeway commuters hope their steel-plated car will be No 1 - with a bullet Customized from used police cars the four-door Defender boasts a retractable armor screen behind the grille and “run-flat” tires that still function even after taking a machine gun hit “This is for people who want to get from point A to point B without fanfare” said Marcus Hays who designed the car at Chatsworth’s Performance Coach-works “It’s essentially an armored taxicab” The bulletproof car costs around $33000 (with cellular telephone and leather steering wheel) It was introduced at this week’s Auto Show in a booth adorned with razor wire and graffiti "This is the only car where people run from me when I operate it” Hays said Built for people fearing random highway violence the Defender would not be mistaken for the kind of sleek transportation many Southern Californians favor Adapted from the plain-looking 1990 Chevrolet 9C-1 Police Interceptor it is nonetheless intimidat-' ing This is the only car where people run from me when I operate it Marcus Hays “People will yield and wave you through” Hays said Other automakers might demonstrate safety features with crash dummies Performance Coachworks has a different approach “We’re going to get four water-filled dummies and then riddle the car with a variety of weaponry” Hays said ‘Then we’re going to remove the dummies and see if they spring any leaks” But some Auto Show visitors thought the Defender was a cynical way to make a profit “You really don’t need it if you don’t drive in the wrong neighborhoods” said Scott MacKay “It’s a sad testament to our society - or else a cheap way to make a buck” Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A day after Erik Menendez’s murder trial ended in a hung jury his lawyer said she was being swamped Friday with offers to start a defense fund for his second trial Attorney Leslie Abramson said she was open to such offers and trying to evaluate their reliability She said she was receiving calls from across the country ‘We’re trying to lessen the burden on the taxpayers” she said “No matter what we are able to raise it will cost the county well over $1 million for a retrial The prosecution could reduce the burden by making a reasonable plea bargain” District attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons declined comment about a plea bargain and said Erik’s second murder trial would go forward with charges remaining filed “as if no trial ever happened” Asked what she would consider a reasonable plea bargain Abramson said “some sort of manslaughter” With the Menendez family fortune exhausted she said the defense would need another $1 million for costs such as witness travel experts’ fees and attorneys She will seek court appointment to represent Erik she said but a defense fund would help defray public costs Meanwhile the jury for Erik’s older brother Lyle deliberated for a 22nd day The brothers 23 and 26 were charged with first-degree murder in the Aug 20 1989 shotgun slayings of their wealthy parents in their Beverly Hills mansion But jurors were given the option of reducing to a lesser crime In questions sent Thursday Lyle’s jury indicated it was debating the legal differences between murder and manslaughter Two juries were empaneled because some evidence was admissible against one brother but not the other m Assembly to go Hollywood— literally By James Richardson - Bee Capitol Bureau The Assembly will meet in Hollywood during Gov Pete Wilson’s crime summit Thursday the first time the house will have convened outside Sacramento in 36 years By making it an official meeting' Assembly members will be able to collect their $101 daily expense allowance and fulfill their constitutional obligation to remain in session at this time of year The Senate however will stay in Sacramento and work on legislation Under the state constitution neither house of the Legislature can meet outside the Capitol without the other’s permission On Friday the Senate approved an Assembly resolution authorizing for the unusual Hollywood session Assembly Speaker Willie Brown D-San Francisco who has urged his members to attend the summit said the alternative was to convene the Assembly on Friday thus forcing Southern California legislators to fly to Sacramento just so they could check in Semi-comatose man reunited with family Associated Press DALY CITY - For a year and a half while an unknown John Doe lay semi-comatose in a Daly City hospital the man’s family never gave up hope they would find him This week they finally did “It was very emotional There were tears and everything” Detective Greg Herman said after the reunion The man’s family has asked that his name not be used to protect his privacy When the man’s mother walked into his hospital room his blood pressure and breathing increased Herman said ‘The doctor said it was a sign he recognized her” he said The man now 27 left an Oakland board and care home on Aug 25 1992 to visit his mother in San Pablo police said He never arrived OBITUARIES Erica G Wallach Evaded Nazis fascists execution WARRENTON Va - Erica Glaser Wallach who evaded Nazis in Germany fascists in Spain and a Soviet death sentence has died of cancer She was 71 1 At the height of the Cold War Mrs Wallach spent five years in Soviet prisons on fabricated espionage charges She was released in 1955 after the Soviets without explanation declared her innocent Her life already is the subject of a documentary a play and an autobiography Her son architect Robert S Wallach said Friday a second documentary about her life t may answer some of the lingering questions about her ordeal Before she died Dec 22 Mrs Wallach authorized a German historian to obtain her records in the former Soviet Union Mrs Wallach came to Warren-ton in 1957 with her husband former Capt Robert R Wallach who died last August She wrote a book about her life “Light At Midnight” taught French and Latin at Highland School for 18 years and “was not politically active at all” her son said She was born in Schlawe Germany and left at age 14 with her family for Spain in 1935 after Hit- & We’re trying to lessen the burden on the taxpayers No matter what we are able to raise it will cost the county well over $1 million for a retrial The prosecution could reduce the burden by making a reasonable plea bargain & Leslie Abramson defense attorney The defense maintained the brothers were guilty of no more than manslaughter having killed their parents in self-defense after years of sexual physical) and psychological abuse Prosecutors said the defen dants were spoiled rich kids who acted out of greed and hatred Erik’s jury spent 106 hours over 19 days in deliber-' ations before reporting a hopeless deadlock Superior Court Judge Stanley Weisberg said he would release the numerical split among jurors in Erik’s case only -after Lyle’s jury concluded its deliberations The judge declared a mistrial Thursday in Erik’s trial and set Feb 28 for a hearing on a new trial date After a six-month trial Abramson said her client was anguished about enduring “another stretch of not knowing” “He said this was torture” she said “and a retrial will be more torture” Funeral noticesVital Statistics then return home for the weekend The constitution prohibits legislators from receiving their daily expense allowance during a recess if the Legislature remains adjourned for more than three consecutive days The last time one or both houses of the Legislature met outside Sacramento was in 1958 to commemorate the restoration of the old state Capitol in Benicia Lawmakers met outside the Capitol building in 1975 for a economic conference at the Sacramento Convention Center His mother and sisters waited in vain They filed a missing person report two days later A year and a half after that Oakland Detective Greg Herman contacted the TV show “Unsolved Mysteries" which aired a segment on the man last week A hospital worker in Martinez recognized him as a former patient and gave the information to Daly City police who arranged for the reunion The man had been found unconscious on the Interstate 280 median strip near the St Charles Street overpass in Daly City the same day he left the care home Police say the man who has a history of seizures may have gotten on the wrong BART train and ended up in Daly City He might have had a seizure and fallen from the overpass or perhaps met with foul play police said BROCKHAUS MARY In Sacramento January 13 1994 Beloved wife of 54 years to Floyd C Brockhaus Mary gave unconditional love to all of her family She Is survived by her children Zana Schrupp Flovdene Markham Brian Brockhaus and Teresa Rose Also dear sister to Claire Leventon Clyde Ingram Sr Ruth Marie Ingram OSF & Sr Marilyn Ingram OSF Grandmother and friend to her grandchildren: Renee HTlI Rebecca Hernandez Brian Schrupp Julie Esler Heather Schrupp Angela Brockhaus April Brockhaus Michael Schrupp Joseph Esler Christopher Rose Jessica Esler Brandon Rose and Katie Rose and her greet grandchildren Joseph Hernandez Jennifer Hernandez Jaime Hill and Maggie Hill Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered Tuesday January 18 1994 at 10 AM in Our Lady of Grace Church 911 Park Blvd West Sacramento Recitation of the Rosary and a moment to share memories will be held Monday Eve at 7 PM in the mortuary chapel Friends may attend t closed casket visitation Monday from Noon to ( PM in the mortuary chapel Memorials preferred to the Wellspring Womens Center 3230 Broadway Sac CA 95817 RIVER CITIES FUNERALCHAPEL 910 Soule 371-4535 DELU JOSEPH PACIFIC Aged 85 on 1-6 peacefully in his bed Sacra resident over 35 years with over 20 years as an Atty to the state of CA where he applied his eloquence 6 clear thinking in the Depts of Mental Hygiene & Forestry Eldest of 9 children born in San Francisco to Italian immigrants Went from high school to law school where with former Gov Pat Brown & others in the Cincinnatus group he organized successfully to reform the SF City Council During the Depression pursued work of many kinds to help support his family also swam the SF Bay competitively & surfed A skied Sent to N Africa In WW II & later Italy where he served as Atty & Judge for the Allied Arrrtv of Occupation After he married his wife of nearly 30 years Lois Smith De Lu of SF In Sacra he was active in the Unitarian Church & the Torch Club Noted for his sense of humor good nature & fine cooking Joe knew how to live well & fully He never stopped questioning His passing Is deeply felt by his many friends & relations including his children Ardys Darien & Dirk Memorial Service Sat Jan 22 11 AM at the UUSS No flowers but donations to the De Lu-Staples Fund or cause of your choice More info -395-1236 CROZIER W GORDON Retired USAF Lt Colonel Passed away in Carmichael January 12 1994 A native of Niagra ND raised in Minneapolis MN aged 76 years He is survived by his wife Corina "Susie" children Kevin Timothy and Melody Grandfather of five grandchildren He served his country with distinction and honor as an Air Force pilot during WW it European theater where he was shot down captured and interned in Staiag Luft 1 Barth of the Baltic for two years He also served in Korea and Vietnam retiring after 29 years of service He was a member of the American Ex Prisoners of War SIRS Branch 50 and served as a docent at the CA Railroad Museum Friends are welcome to attend a visita tion on Monday Janu ary 17 1994 from 3 PM to 8 PM at EAST LAWN MORTUARY 5757 Greenback Ln Sacra mento and to attend Fu neral Services on Tues day January 18 1994 at 10 AM at the Base Cha pel at McClellan AFBL 5726 Dudley Blvd interment San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery Gustine CA Remem brances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice DEFEHR JENNIE On January 14 1994 Aged 66 Native of Sac ramento and current resident Formerly of Concord for 43 years Survived by husband Jack F De Fehr children Michael De Fehr of Rio Linda David De Fehr of Sacramento end Debbie Vargas of Pol lock Pines Also slstei Elsie Milne and 1 grandchild Tracy De Fehr Participated for 23 years In March of Dimes Waik-A-Thon Arrange ments by Neptune Soci ety of Sacramento LOWREY Bill H In this city January 13 1994 Beloved husband of Helen J Lowrev of this city Loving father of Paula Shaul and Karen Lowrey both of this city Dear brother of Emma Kirkpatrick of Norwalk Josephine O'Neil of Buena Park and Audrey Pena of Covina Devoted grandfather of Deborah Roeh-rig A native of Carthage MO aged 81 years Friends welcome for visitation Sunday January 16 1994 9 AM to 9 PM and Monday January 17 1994 9 AM to 11 AM at the AJ Nl-COLETTI FUNERAL HOME 5401 Folsom Blvd Private graveside services will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of the AJ Nlcotettl Funeral Home Contributions to Loaves & Fishes PO Box 2161 are preferred McCRACKEN JAMES W In Sacramento January 10 1994 Loving father of sons James Jr Michael Steele end daughter Dorothy Jane Atkinson He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren After a 30 year career in the US Navy Jim devoted his later years to the Caladonian Club Clan Macnechtan Association the Scottish Military Society the California Rare Fruit Growers Association and his nursery He was a strong and honorable man who will be missed accordance with his wishes a private ceremony will be held at a later date Donations to Calvary Chapel 7322-A Folsom Blvd Sacramento 95826 GAMBOA POMPELLO V In Carmichael January 12 1994 Survived by his children Beverly Walker Aried Ernest and Stephon Gamboa stepdaughter Madge Wiley his brother Lupe his sister Ruth and 5 grandchildren A native of Mexico aged 79 years Private services have been held Cremation arrangements by NORTH SACRAMENTO FUNERAL HOME ler seized control She worked as a nurse in the Spanish Civil War on the loyalist side for four years and fled for France after fascist Francisco Franco’s victory She was placed in an internment camp and was rescued by Noel Field a member of the Disarmament Committee of the League of Nations In Switzerland she worked for the anti-German Resistance For a year after the war she worked in Germany for the US Office of Strategic Services predecessor to the CIA From 1946 to 1948 she worked for the Communist Party in Hesse Germany HENDERSON LEWIS W In Sacramento on Janu ary 12 1994 aged 82 years A resident of Sacramento for 39 years and a native of Indiana He is survived by his daughters Yvonne Carr and Marlene Jelarcic granddaughters Lev enne Moise and Jfnina L Jelarcic grandson Michael L Jelarcic granddaugher Alicia Carr great grandson Joshua Rlemersma and great granddaughter Brooke Rlemersma Funeral Services will be held on Saturday Janu ary 15 1994 4 PM at Mount Vernon Mortu ary's Family Chapel 8201 Greenback Lane Fair Oaks CA 95628 916-969-1251 Interment at Mount Vernon Memorial Park will be private Arran ge ments MOUNT MORTUARY by VERNON HULL NORMAN RAY COL RET In Sacramento on Janu ary 13 1994 Beloved husband of Rita Hull Loving husband of Eric and Heather He was a native of Illinois and had resided in the Sacramento area for the past 10 years He retired in 1966 after 29 years of military service and then was an employe with the California Youth Authority for 5 years He was 60 years of age Friends are invited to attend services on Monday January 17 1994 at 10 AM at EAST LAWN MORTUARY t757 Greenback Lane acramento interment will be private LONG BETTY JANE In Sacramento January 13 1994 Beloved wife of Alvin Loving mother of Ralph (Judy) Charles John (Gabrlelle) Caro) (Les) and Joyce Loving Firandmother of 6 Cous-n of Elolse Jackson are Invited to n Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM at EAST LAWN OReiLICH MOR TUARY 3939 Frultrldge Rd Graveside Services Monday at 10 AM a East Lawn Mamoria Park 43rd & Folsom PAGE BARBARA FRANCES Of Sacramento January 14 1994 Beloved wife of the late Paul A Page Loving mother of Henry Page of Citrus Heights and Susan Page of Sacramento Lovingly remembered by her brother Art Frank grandchildren Bryce Page Jennifer and Melissa Cullen Jenifer and Stephanie La Rue several nephews and nieces numerous people who adopted Bobbie as their second mom A native of Redwood Valley aged 73 years Served many years as employee of the CHP Academy Friends are Invited to attend Memorial Services 2 PM Monday at LOMBARD & COMPANY FUNERAL DIRECTORS 2930 Auburn Blvd Sacramento Memorials to the American Lung Association In her memory WILLIAMS RAYMOND A In Sacramento January 13 1994 Husband of Jacqueline Williams of Sacramento Father of Raymond A Williams of Ohio Michael E Williams of Hawaii Cecile Jones Jac'lene Dennle and Cecil E Rowe all of Sacramento Leaves B grandchildren A native of Cleveland OH aged 63 years Friends are welcome for visitation Monday from 11 AM to 7 PM and are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services Tuesday at 1 P M in THE LAND PARK CHAPEL OF HARRY A NAUM AN & SON 4041 Freeport Blvd Sacramento Interment: St Mary'S Cemetery 3 MORROW MARY In Fair Oaks January 11 1994 Aged 82 Loving mother of May Reed Billie Muirhead Charlene Flynn and Norma Grimes Loving sister of Elsa Walker Bertha Watson Natalie Carlson and Rennie Stuckert Devoted grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren She was born in Russell KS September 10 1911 but has been a long time Sacramento and California resident She was a member of the international Order of Foresters since 1955 Women of the Moose and aarp Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Sunday January 16 at 2 PM at EAST LAWN MORTUARY 5757 Greenback Lane Sacramento Private inurnment will be at East Lawn Remembrances to American Lung Association 909 12th St Sac ramento CA 95814 SCHAAF ALFR1EDA C Age 99 of Minneapolis MN and Sacramento Born on November 26 1694 in Chicago IL passed away on January 11 1994 In Mpls She was preceded in death by her husband Norman J Schaaf retired Mpls Po-lice Detective and daughter Edith M Schaaf at age 12 A devoted mother to her surviving children Norman D Schaaf and Gloria A Lyie both of Sacramento and Ann Marie Meredith of Mpls She will be also sorely missed by her 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews Private family services Interment Ft Sneiling National Cemetery In lieu of flowers send memorials to the Mpls Police Pension Fund 333 S 7th St Mpls MN 55402 MORSE STEPHEN 'STEVE' Of Carmichael suddenly January 12 1994 Loving husband of Alison Morse Loving father of Ryan Morse and Jaime Morse Son of Margaret Morse and the late Robert Morse Brother of Jeff Morse Owner of Morse Construction Co and a US Navy Veteran A native of Washington DC aged 46 years Friends may call at LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL 4221 Manzanlta Ave Monday from Noon to 8 PM and are Invited to attend Memorial Services Tuesday January 18 1994 at 4 PM at CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH 5025 Manzanlta Ave Remembrances may be made to the Del Campo Boosters Ciub NIXON JAMES CURTIS At Mather Hospital on January 13 1994 Aged 78 years A native of North Carolina A Sacramento area resident the past 40 years Loving father ot Sharon Nixon of Elk Grove Frank L Nixon of Rancho Cordova Javcea Nixon of Elk Grove Jean Fox of Rancho Cordova and Joanne Croghan of Sacramento Beloved brother of Hillary Nixon of Virginia Loving grandfather of James W Nixon Justin C Nixon Sara M Nixon Nicholas Ber-gounous Bethany R Croghan Alyssa A Croghan Lauren T Croghan and Gabrlelle Sodwen-NIxon Friends may call on Saturday January ISth from 10 AM to S PM and ara welcome to attend fu neral services on Sun day January 14 1994 a 11 AM at EAST LAWN RANCHO CORDOVA MORTUARY 10450 Co-loma Rd Rancho Cordova Military Graveside Honors to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park 43rd Si Folsom Blvd Sac ramento Remem brances may be made to the American Diabetes Association Sacto - Sierra Chapter 8912 Volun tear Wav 110 Sacto CA 95824 SCHEID GERALD J In this city January 12 1994 Husband of Marilyn Scheid father of David Scheld of Fresno Christine Moore of Chico Betsy Collen of Scottsdale AZ Robert Scheid of Sacramento and Peter Scheid of Sacramento brother ot Robert Scheid of San Jose Also survived by 7 grandchildren A native of Sacramento aged 43 years Former board member o the Comstock Club past president of the Jesuit Boosters Club member ot the Serra Club and active f arlshloner at Presenta-Ion Church Friends ere Invited to attend a rosary Friday at 7 PM at Presentation Catholic Church Robertson and Norris Avenues A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of his soul Saturday at 10 AM at Presentation Church Inter mant East Lawn Came tary 43rd 8 Folsom Blvd Memorials may be made to Succeed Scholarship Program 2110 Broadway Sacto 95818 Presentation Sisters 1920 Robert E Lea blvd New Orleans LA 70122 Jesuit High School Scholarship Fund PO box 254447 Sacto 95845 or to the charity of your choice WF OORMLEY A SONS CHAPEL Fu nenl Directors WONG LILLIE KO In this City January 12 1994 Wife of the late Tom H Wong Loving mother of Alien Wong of Napa Leonard Ronald and Eugene Wong Elaine Horn and Jacqueline Fong all of Sacramento Evelyn Wong of Seattle and Beatrice Ong of Palo Alto Beloved sister of Nellie and Mary Wong Mabel Chinn and Ruth Wong end the late Grace Lum Also survived by several nieces and nephews Loving grandmother of 22 great grandmother of 7 A native of A r-mona CA aged 82 years Friends are welcome at CULJIS MILLER SKELTON & HER-BERGER CHAPEL OP THE VALLEY 1525 Alhambra Blvd for vistf-tation Sunday Noon to 6 PM and are invited to attend the funeral ser vice Monday at 11 AM Interment East Lawn Cemetery Memorials preferred to American Cancer or UCD Med Center Hospice In Memoriam 110 In Remembrance of Our Sister f'i PHYLLIS DAVIS 1-10-93 Our mother ESSIE DAVIS 1-15-93 Love all of us See you1 when we get there In Loving Memory of MURPHY SKAGGS One year later and I miss you more than ever I'll always love vou Mom Funeral Directors 120 CHAPEL of the CHIMES SUNSET LAWN MEMORIAL PARK Mortuary Cemetery - 922-5833 CulHs Miller Skelton & Herberger 452-6688 1525 Alhambra Blvd EAST LAWN MORTUARIES 4 LOCATIONS 732-2000 W F GORMLEY&Sons 2015 Capitol Ave 443-4513 GEORGE L KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS Riverside Bl 8 2nd Ave" 443-79)7 ' v LINO Brothers Mortuary Carmichael Oaks Chapel 482-8080 LOMBARD A CO : FUNERAL DIRECTORS 2930 Auburn Blvd 483-3297 Morgan-Jones Mortuary 4200 Broadway 452-4444 i Mount Vernon Mortuary 8201 Greenback lane Fair Oaks 949-1251 Harry A Nauman A Son 404) Freeport Bl 452-4157 A J NICOLETTI INC 54th 8 Folsom B I 451-7284 NORTH SACRAMENTO FUNERALHOME 725 El Coming 922-9448 RUSS MONROE VILLAGE CHAPEL Fair Ooks 941-1245 Sacramento Momorlal Lawn Mortuary Crematory Mausoleum -421-1171 4100 Stockton Bl SIERRA VIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL 420) Fair Oaks bl 481-15)5 Burial Lots te "130 TRACY JANET BEE In Sacramento January 10 1994 wife of lan B Tracy Mother of Thomas G Tracy and Erin Tracy-Hunt Daughter of Sibyl Brown Grandmother of 4 Friends ara Invited to attend Memorial Services 10 AM Monday January 17 at WAREHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 9933 Businas Park Dr Sacramento 95827 Memorials preferred to the Warehouse Christian Ministries Arrangements by LOMBARD S CO FUNERAL DIRECTORS LOT Mt Vernon -Garden ot Humility" chtr nr-' sidewalk $1100 941-9817 Cramation larvlcsa 133 F1NALCARE 961-2600 7962 Winding wav Fp NEPTUNE SOCIETY -800-999- Batata Services 140 ESTATE Salas Our speciality We do It -It Sort' etc Showcase 454 42 i

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