The Paris News from Paris, Texas on June 3, 1993 · Page 5
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Thursday, June 3, 1993
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DATE BRIEFS/STATE Youths arrested for vandalism DALLAS (AP) — Two juveniles have been arrested following vandalism to 10 patrol cars, police say. One youth confessed to involvement in the vandalism, which caused $10,000 in damage to the cars, police LL Charles Epperson said Wednesday. One cruiser was destroyed by fire early Tuesday. The windows were knocked out of nine other police cars. The vehicles were at the Lakewest storefront operation, which was unstaffed at the time of the attack. Witnesses called police to report the vandalism shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. The 15-year-old suspects live at a housing development near the storefront operation, according to police. The youths were taken in custody Tuesday night shouldn't have gotten (the money) to get feed for his cattle." The emergency program provides money to ranchers to buy feed during periods of drought Protester begins jail term SAN MARCOS (AP) — The leader of a movement to legalize marijuana said he would shew up for today's start of Ms six-month jail term today dressed in clothes woven from hemp fabric. ;Zeal Stefanoff, 40, led a series of marijuana smoke-ins at area police stations in the spring of 1991. He hoped to make Hays County a "free hemp zone." Stefanoff and six others were convicted on marijuana possession charges and two were sentenced to serve jail time. The other five, who pleaded guilty without going to trial, were sentenced to 'community service. Rancher pays big settlement Coach pleads guilty SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A South Texas rancher has paid the federal government $35,000 as part of ,a settlement that headed off a lawsuit alleging he filed false claims to get emergency assistant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The government claimed that during August 1988, rancher Ray Lamberth filed two claims with the department's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service to obtain money under the Emergency Feed Program. "The claims were false ... in that the hay Mr. Lamberth claimed to have, purchased was not in fact purchased," assistant U.S. Attorney Ellen Lockwood said. "The USD A said Mr. Lamberth MERIDIAN (AP) — A former Meridian ffigh athletic director and football coach feces 10 years probation and a $2,000 fine for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl who attended the school. William Ray Partner J9, pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday and accepted the terms as part of a plea bargain, said Bosque County District Attorney Andy McMullen. McMullen said Parmer also must give up bis teacher's license, be tested for AIDS, perform 300 hours of community service, and undergo substance abuse and sexual counseling. Parmer confessed hi court that he had "relations" with nine children, McMullen said. BRIEFS/NATION Drug agents find tunnel SAN DIEGO (AP) — A quarter-mile-long tunnel, apparently being built under the Mexican border by drug traffickers, stunned drag agents with its sophistication: lights, air conditioning and a .track for carts. ."It's pretty mind-boggling," said Jack Hook of ;the: Drug,Enforcement Agency office in San D&sgc^. "It!s probably !taken .them six months io a year to do this, but the sophistication — it,"was built by a professional." Mexican agents discovered the 1,452-foot tunnel while investigating the slaying of a Ijoman Catholic cardinal. They indicated it was being built by reputed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, Hook said Wednesday. "The discovery means that we have stopped the potential of an operation that could have led to a lot of drugs being introduced into the United States," Customs spokesman Jack Kelly said. Guzman was the intended target of .a hit by a rival cartel May 24 at the Guadalajara, Mexico, airport But gunmen mistook Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo's car for Guzman's and shot the prelate 14 times at close range. Mexican agents found documents indicating the tunnel's location at a Tijuana safe house on Monday as they investigated Ocampo's killing, Hook said. Two-by-fours were laid as a track for carts to transport drugs, and generators at the Mexican warehouse powered the lights and air conditioning. Scientists make genetic find NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists said today that a slight genetic alteration lets'insects resist a class of pesticides, a finding that may help the search for better bug-killing chemicals. The mutation confers resistance to pesticides called cyclodienes. More than 60 percent of pesticide-resistant species reported by 1987 could resist cyclodienes, said researcher Richard ffrench- Constant of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Although most cyclodienes are no longer used hi the United States because they persist in the enyironrnent,,on£ called endosulfan is still used aridlhe chemical class is used extensively overseas, ffrench-Constant said. He reported the work in the journal Nature with colleagues at the university and at the Rhone- Poulenc Ag Co. hi Research Triangle Park, N.C. Nancy Ragsdale, director of the U.S. government's National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program, said the finding opens the door to the development of more effective chemical cousins of insecticides now available. Minimum wage push NEW YORK (AP) — The Clinton administration is delaying its push for a higher minimum wage for fear of antagonizing conservatives in Congress while trying to get its economic plan passed, The New York Times said today. Clinton advisers said proposing an increase now also would open the administration to charges that it was undermining job growth, the newspaper said. Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich told the Times the president is still committed to rulfuilling his campaign pledge to raise the minimum wage, now $4.25. "But the legislative calendar is so crowded at the moment that it is not time to put forward an increase in me minimum wage," Reich said. MANAGEMENT, IMC, ANB HONORS OUR Employment Opportunities Always Available Equal Opportunity Employer ii Paris* Only Locally Owned Long Term Care Facilities ... Providing A Circle Of Quality Health Care Since 1970 The Paris News Thursday, June 3,1993 5A Attorney blaming rap song in state trooper's death AUSTIN (AP) — Ronald Ray Howard says he learned Ms hatred of police officers from years of listening to violent, antipolice rap music. Now he's asking mat his life be spared in the fatal shooting of a state trooper because of the influence of that rap music. "There's no, doubt about it, Ronald Howard is going to be convicted of capital murder," damages from the rapper and his recording company, contending they acted irresponsibry and contributed to her husband's death. But Time Warner attorney Jim George said the music isn't to blame for Howard's actions. "People can make choices not to do violent, mean things or to do them," he said. "You can't go around blaming the Book of Revelations or your mother or defense attorney Allen Tanner rap music. It's just as simple as said during his opening statement that in Howard's trial on Wednesday. "We're not asking that he be found not guilty because of the music. We think that he ought to be spared his life ... due to the music," If convicted, Howard faces up to life in prison or the death penalty. Howard, 19, confessed to shooting Trooper Bill Davidson in the neck after Davidson stopped him for a missing headlight in April 1992. The car turned out to be stolen. Howard said the trooper "pulled me over for nothing," according to grand jury testimony. Before the killing, Tanner said, Howard had driven 120 miles from Houston to Victoria listening to "gangsta rap," a genre of rap that focuses on drugs, sex, violence and a hatred for police. Prosecutor Bobby Bell said he agrees the music played a part in the killing and plans to call California rapper Tupac Amuni Shakur and members of the Houston rap group Gangsta N.IP. as witnesses. Howard was allegedly listening to those groups the night of the shooting. "I'm not going to contest or contend that that music wasn't influential in his life," BeU said. "What I am going to try to show is that that influence is negative ... it's going to cause people to be killed." The power of rap music, and its role in this trial, could also influence a.prpduciabjlity lawsuit filed by Davidson's widow, Linda, against Shakur and Time A Card of Thanks t The family of Billy Joe King I would like to take this time to f Impress upon friends and | family their appreciation and gratitude for the support received in their time of sorrow. Thank you for the prayers, food, flowers, visits, phone calls, cards, and memorials. A special thanks to the pastors Milton Guttierrez, Terrell Hill, David Btackmon, John Hicks, Mike Fortenberry, Andy Piumlee, and Buddy Green To Genell Cross and Otto Bishop for the beautiful music. <Bte** tyau Oil 3buul, Suean, £eOnn, 3lulH, Softy., and Bring in this ad for your _ __._ ,..._...._ Pearf Necklace. NoPurchase ReqtiiF&ti. Warner Inc. 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