Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on October 1, 1992 · Page 7
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Del Rio News-Herald Thursday, October 1, 1992 7A Mega mags Biggest consumer magazines Magazine (change from 1991) Circulation (January-June, '92) Reader's Digeat (-0.3%) TV Guide (-2.8%) National Geographic (-1.4%) Setter Homes & Gardens (unch.) Good Housekeeping (+1.5%) 16,257,903 5,101,237 Family Circle (-2.2%) 5,038,434 Ladies' Home Journal (unch.) 5,003,088 McCall's (-7.2%) 4,650,901 Woman's Day (-4.9%) 4,521,050 Time (-2.1%) 4,159,533 Source Audit Bureau of Circulations 'Jane Doe' from Maryland NEA Graphic The largest circulation consumer magazine is Reader's Digest, with an average per-issue circulation during the first half of 1992 of over 16 million. The only magazine in the top 10 with a percentage increase in circulation from 1991 is Good Housekeeping, with an increase of 1.5 percent. City moves to save park GROESBECK, Texas (AP) City Council members Tuesday moved toward keeping Old Fort Parker State Historical Park open. The park, about 40 miles east of Waco, is one of seven that state officials plan to close Dec. 1. Under the agreement, the city will take over management of the site and provide a park manager, staff and other operating resources. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will provide technical assistance and oversight, including help with park exhibit upgrades. nian also involves several park improvements. The council's vote Tuesday makes Old Fort Parker the first site on the cutback list to benefit from a partnership between the commission and a local government. "The way I look at it is that all these other people from these park areas were calling and complaining. And when you look at the state's budget, you realize that there's not a lot of money in there, and I figured nothing was going to happen," said Mayor Jim Longbotham. "But while they were crying, we wanted to start getting something done." HOUSTON (AP) — A woman found unconscious on the side of a freeway five months ago and dubbed "Estelle Doe" by Hermann Hospital officials has been identified as a Maryland woman. Authorities Tuesday determined that the woman, who has been in a coma since April 28, was Nancy Sue McDonald, 32, of Easton, Md. The woman's jaw and right leg were fractured and she had a severe head injury form an apparent hit and run accident. She was carrying only a tube of lipstick and a comb. "I'm on cloud nine," said Hermann Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Fuglaar. "I've felt all along that Estelle, or rather Nancy, knew what was going on around her. I think she's very relieved that we will no longer call her Estelle." The case was featured Sept. 16 on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" program. A jailer at the Easton, Md., city jail recognized the woman as a former inmate, who lived in the city, Ms. Fuglaar said. Ms. Fuglaar contacted the family, and the family called the TV show and was connected to the Missing Persons Clearing House. Officers discovered that Ms. McDonald had been arrested for hitchhiking in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., four days before she was found in Houston. Fuglaar said the woman went back to the same Fort Lauderdale truck stop and hitched a ride west as soon as she got out of jail. Fort Lauderdale police sent The case was featured Sept. 16 on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" program. Ms. McDonald's picture and fingerprints to Houston to confirm her identity. Ms. McDonald has been staying in a Houston-area nursing home since she was transferred from the hospital in July. She remains incommunicative. "She's in the same condition as she was when she left the hospital," said Patty Riddlebarger, also a hospital spokeswoman. But Ms. Fuglaar and Janine Medley, Ms. McDonald's court- appointed guardian, are convinced the woman is aware of her surroundings. She said the woman nodded when asked if Nancy Sue McDonald was her name and nodded again when asked if she was from Maryland. "She responded to her name, which just absolutely amazed me," Ms. Medley said. "I got a brief nod out of her, when I called her by name, and she seemed real peaceful this afternoon." Ms. Medley said she spoke to the woman's stepmother Tuesday, but the family hasn't made plans on when they will pick up Ms. McDonald. "I can't say what the next step is," Ms. Medley said. "The first step was a big one, so we have to digest that first. I am just ecstatic. This is what we were shooting for, and we've done it!" Tax increase approved by Harris commissioners Hepburn in Somalia APLaserphoto Actress Audrey Hepburn, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF is pictured with a child suffering from malnutrition at a feeding center in Mogadishu. Hepburn, who arrived in Somalia Sunday, said she was "very churned up" about the children she had seen dying of hunger. Hepburn is currently touring Somalia with UNICEF to raise awareness of Somalia's plight. Record attendance at Six Flags ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Record attendance at Six Flags Over Texas has allayed concerns that the'openiffg of"S"theme park in San Antonio _ would hurt business. Six Flags posted a 19-percent increase in attendance in 1992, compared with the summer of 1991, the amusement park announced. This summer, 3.09 million visitors made Six Flags a required stop while in Tarrant County, compared with 2.6 million visitors in 1991. There had been concerns that this year's opening of Fiesta Texas, a $100 million theme park in San Antonio, would cut into Six Flags' business. Historically, the opening of a new attraction takes a 10-percent to 15-percent bite out of Six Flags numbers, said spokesman Bruce Neal. Although some families were lured to faraway vacations by summer air fare wars, most area tourism officials say their crowds consisted of people who stayed close to home. Texas tourism officials said 1992 was a banner year for the state's hotels and motels, as oc- cupancy jumped 5.9 percent. Darren Rudloff of the Texas Department of Commerce said 1991 was "flat" because the Persian Gulf War and the sour economy caused many people to cancel their trips. Boosting tourism this year were new attractions such as Fiesta Texas, the Catherine the Great exhibit at Dallas' Fair Park and a Gulf Coast tour of replicas of Christopher Columbus' famous three-vessel fleet, Rudloff said. HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County commissioners have approved a one-cent tax increase to raise money for deputy sheriffs and constables. In a surprise move, commissioner Jim Fonteno moved to raise the rate from 58.6 cents to 59.6 cents per $100 assessed valuation, and Commissioner Steve Radack seconded the motion, proposing the increase go exclusively for law enforcement. The court Tuesday unanimously approved the increase, which will bring ?10 million annually. The move was hailed by law enforcement officers, who earlier this year staged an unprecedented picket at county headquarters to protest their salaries. County Budget Officer Richard Raycraft the raises will be set according to each employee's years of service and level of proficiency, and will bring their salaries in line with those paid by other jurisdictions. The tax increase was a sur-,^ prise even for some commissioners' staff, who for weeks had been publicizing a 1992 tax rate identical to the previous year. Birthday pictures welcome Birthday pictures should be submitted to the News-Herald receptionist no later than 4p.m. the day before publication. Pictures for the Saturday and Sunday editions are due the previous Friday at 4p.m. Charge for each birthday picture is S 5. Painting returned to Mexico HOUSTON (AP) - An 18th- century Texas painting seized by U.S. Customs agents in an ownership dispute will be taken off view at the Museum of Fine Arts and returned to Mexico, officials said today. "The Destruction of the Mission of San Saba," valued at $1 million, will be taken down Sunday, according to the museum, which gained temporary custody of i£ in March 1990 until the dispute was rpsolved. Although a federal court in Austin ruled it is the property of the U.S. government, customs spokesman Dennis Shimkoski said the historical painting will be given to the government in Mexico where it is considered a national historical treasure. But Shimkoski said he was not sure exactly when the painting will be turned over to Mexico. The painting dep'cts the 1758 massacre of the mission's 400 residents by Comanches and allied tribes in what is now Southwest Texas. Painted by an unknown artist and based on an eyewitness account, it is the oldest work from the Spanish colonia period in Texas. The 7-foot-by-10-foot oil on canvas was commissioned in the early 1760s by the Romero de Terreros family. Although it remained in the family's possession in Mexico City until 1980, it somehow was brought into the United States in 1981. Your Hometown Advantage ^ l >R l :A' N ' * Anntw F at 10th St. Since 1947 775-1508 15% Off Any regular priced merchandise with [his coupon one coupon per person FALL SALE Sfote ofKantm rwWwjfi onfy: 1 5% AJ>.K. on batoxas umfer $1,000; SUPER BUYS 14.4% on batoncM onr $1.000. ECONOMY TWIN PACK ROLLER COVERS • 3/8" pile. 9" length • General application use (#4615) YOUR CHOICE Coming Soon! 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