Times Record News from Wichita Falls, Texas on October 16, 1994 · 21
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Sunday, October 16, 1994
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Times Record News NATION Sunday October 16 1994 7B True believers find visions of Virgin Mary By Robert Dvorchak AP National Writer For the chance of beholding an apparition of the Mother of God Monica Banuelos made the long trek with eight members of her family in one of 10 buses from Juarez Mexico to a farm in Georgia “Why?" she said of her pilgrimage "Because we love the Virgin" Banuelos and tens of thousands of true believers from all 50 states and Europe have been drawn to the home of Kathy Fowler a homemaker from Conyers Ga who claims the Virgin Mary appeared to her on Oct 13 1990 The vision has returned on the 13th day of most months and Mrs Fowler said Bhe saw the vision Thursday on the ceiling of an "apparition room” Scores of other sightings of Mary have been reported in the United States in the past decade At a modest tract house in Hollywood Fla Rosa Lopez says Mary appears to her on the 13th of each month She had received well water thought to have curative powers from Conyers and visited Mrs Fowler’s property before the visions started Other sightings have been reported in Marlboro NJ Denver Cold Spring Ky Scottsdale Ariz and Emmitaburg Md Balloons and roses mark spot where boy pushed from window By Jim Paul Associated Press Writer CHICAGO — A balloon bou- uet and four red roses marked ay w year-old was pushed out of a 14th-fioor window by two boys upset that he wouldn’t steal candy for them "To Eric Morris I Love You” was written on a red heart-shaped balloon anchored to a pole A white handwritten sign nearby said: “RIP Eric We love you" Eric and his half brother 8-year-old Derrick were lured to a vacant apartment Thursday night at the Ida B Wells housing project by a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old police said Digest Swimming teacher charged with stalking teen-age boy OLATHE Kan (AP) — A 21-year-old swimming instructor for a city program has been charged with stalking a 13-year-old bey Jesse Eldon Atterbuiy of Olathe was charged Friday Police arrested him Thursday night after a stakeout at Indian Hail Junior High School Olathe police Capt Howard D Kannady said the department had received three reports this month that the boy had gotten obscene notes and a sexually ex misEsaa? ‘vsritt ' Have you ever been homesick? Did you feel good when you got home? Even the leader of a country can get homesick Jean-Bertrand Aristide came home to Haiti on Saturday He had been the leader when a rival kicked him out three years ago But now the rival is gone and Aristide is the leader again He says it feels good to be home CTniCTBEmsprtfmitaPi ashioned PhotaAP Cindl Germany left and her husband Jack look to the aky above the farmhouse In Conyers Ga Thursday for a visible sign of tha Virgin Mary who Nancy Fowler says came to her In a vision “We’ve seen a spate of these” said Charles Nuckolls an Emory University anthropologist who studied the Hindu religion in India and has visited Conyers Although Nuckolls like the Roman Catholic Church is unconvinced that something miraculous is going on he described They put Eric out on the window’s edge but Derrick pulled him inside The -older boys put Eric out a second time and Derrick struggled to bring him back again police said One of the boys bit Derrick’s hand and he lost his grip Eric fell He died on the way to a hospital of massive internal injuries and head trauma US Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros visited the project Saturday afternoon "We don’t give people a chance Young people like this in these circumstances are climbing a mountain so high that most people couldn't do it” Cisneros said standing about 20 yards from where Eric landed plicit survey Kannady said the boy had taken swimming lessons from At-terbury three or four years ago Oklahoma teacher arrested after television appearance PANAMA CITY Fla (AP) — An Oklahoma teacher is being held for extradition after his arrest just a half hour after the television show "Unsolved Mysteries” told how he had fled sodomy charges in Hooker Okla the Bay County sheriffs Office said service from yesterday City wide delivery the pilgrimages as a “serious cultural phenomenon” Theories about the proliferation of sighting range from the end of the miilenium to personal isolation in a cold technological world "People want immediate contact with something greater bigger and more powerful than Earlier he met with about 100 residents and discussed conditions at the complex Tenants offered him suggestions for improvements ranging from better police protection to ensuring higher occupancy rates The boys accused of pushing Eric are no strangers to trouble Their fathers are in prison The 10-year-old was placed on probation Oct 4 for unlawful use of a weapon Other charges since March ranging from solicitation to aggravated assault were dropped according to court records A charge of solicitation also was dropped against the 11-year-old Alan Verl Sneed 55 had been charged with one count of lewd molestation and five counts of sodomy in Oklahoma He was wanted for unlawful flight to avoid prosecutiun FBI agent Dan Vogel said from Okluhoma City Sneed was last seen at the Oklahoma City bus station lust Jan 4 A Panama City businessman called the sheriffs office Friday night to report ho had seen Sneed after seeing his picture on "Unsolved Mysteries” Bakers' old getaway spot is now a Raddisson resort PORT MILL SC (AP) — The WICHITA FALLS POLICE OFFICERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION IS SPONSORING A SHOP WITH A COP ASA FUND RAISER CHARITABLE DONATIONS WILL BE USED FOR : 1) SHOP WITH A COP 2) OFFICERS MEDICAL BILLS NOT COVERED BY THE CITY - CURRENT & RETIRED CilAWTAULK DONATIONS A Sl’ONSOHSlllPS WILL BK DONM BY TKLKPIIONK Recognized apparitions of Virgin Mary By The Associated Press Seven of the best known apparitions of the Virgin Mary as recognized by the Catholic Church: Banneux Belgium: Mary appeared eight times between Jan 15 and March 2 1933 to an 11 -year-old peasant girl in a garden behind the family cottage Beauraling Belgium: Mary appeared 33 times between Nov 29 1932 and Jan 3 1933 to live children In the garden of a convent school Fatima Portugal: Mary appeared six times between May 13 and Oct 13 1917 to three children - in a field north of Lisbon She recommended frequent saying of the rosary Guadalupe Mexico: Mary appeared four times in 1531 to an themselves Religion can do that” Nuckolls said Those who have trekked to the sites claim to have seen the sun r ning on its axis to have had ns on their rosaries transformed from silver to gold or to have felt a heartbeat in statues of Mary — proof to them that the apparitions are real While skeptics don't doubt anyone’s religious beliefs they do challenge some of the miraculous claims Man charged with trying to open door of airliner at 30000 feet SEATTLE (AP) — An emotionally troubled computer scientist has been charged with trying to interfere with an airline flight and damage an airplane by attempting to open a door in mid-flight In a hearing Friday US Magistrate John Weinberg said he would rule Tuesday on whether to hold Stephen Gwynn Low 34 a Canadian citizen and longtime resident of Austin Texas for prosecution Low was arrested a day earlier when an American Airlines MD-11 made an unscheduled Btop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a flight from Dallas to Tokyo with 168 passengers and 19 crew members According to a complaint filed in US District Court Low tried twice to open a rear exit door during the flight- Hie second time about 30000 feet above Jackson Hole Wyo air was hotel at Jim and Tammy Bak-ker’s old PTL getaway spot is now the Radisson Grand Resort Begun as a religious retreat funded by the contributions of the TV evangelist’s followers the resort complex includes single family homes timeshare condominiums the hotel a water park and other facilities The 501-room hotel had been called the Heritage Grand in the Bakker days Malayan United Industries which has owned the retreat now known as New Heritage USA for nearly four ears announced Friday that the 1 had become affiliated with i-the Radisson chain and had a years hotel 1 new name Senior Find Out If We Gin Give You A Better Buy On Medicare Supplement Insurance No Obligation Gill For Details Call Dave Weber 692-9723 1-800-692-9723 Bankers Life and Casualty Company Nrikai Ioi4m k ogi 'Zmmmmmkd MIOtfX credI Indian named Juan Diego who was declared blessed by the church in 199a Lb Salette France: Mary appeared as a sorrowing and weeping figure on Sept 19 1846 to two peasant children and told them the necessity of penance Lourdes France: Mary identifying herself as the Immaculate Conception appeared 18 times between Feb 11 and July 16 1858 to a 14-year-old girl at a grotto Millions of pilgrims have visited the grotto where the waters are said to have miraculous curative powers Paris France: Mary appeared three times in 1830 to a nun and commissioned her to make the medal of the Immaculate Conception now known as the Miraculous Medal "If people feel the Virgin Mary in their heart that’s a matter of personal religious choice and people are entitled to their beliefs” said Joe Nickell who has investigated such Bightings for the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal "I juBt see no evidence there is anything of a supernatural or miraculous nature at these places other than a kind of emotional contagion heard hissing through the seal “Opening the door would cause a sudden loss in cabin pressure destabilizing the plane and contributing to its demise” the complaint said Walter Long an ofT-duty pilot responded to a flight attendant’s call for help took Low to his seat and used plastic handcuffs to keep him in place until the plane landed No one was hurt "The airline was warned even before the flight took off GSyZ§F toma finrerffry Urmraulbn Wichita County Commissioner Precinct 4 since 1991 Worked with other community leaders to broaden the tax base of Wichita County so there would be no new taxes in 1995 Took a leadership role in working to make the Wichita County Jail Annex a reality Reorganized the Wichita County Indigent Health Care Program that complies with the State of Texas Appointed to Nortcx Regional Planning Commission's Regional Review Committee Instrumental in business growth and increased jobs for the residents of Wichita County Helped to develop the 911 Emergency System in Wichita County Helped to reorganize equipment use in Wichita County saving taxpayers money A family man committed to Wichita County and the people who live in his community COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT nmm wtnr LEADERSHIP Skeletal remains Fingerprint match identifies politician ANCHORAGE Alaska (AP) — Troopers relying on fingerprints taken in the 1940s said they have identified the skeletal remains of Joe Vogler who vanished from his Fairbanks house 17 months ago There was no word Saturday on how the 80-year-old politician died Authorities released little new information following Thursday’s identification and no charges had been filed Vogler a miner whose estate was valued at millions came to Alaska nearly 50 years ago He founded the Alaskan Independence Party which pushed for secession and ran unsucessfully for governor three times On Wednesday troopers using cadaver-sniffing dogs found his body in a three-foot grave in woods about 300 miles northeast of Anchoi The grave matched a scription given in May by a man who acknowledged burying Vogler after shooting him to death in a bungled holdup "The body was wrapped in a tarp and sealed with duct tape just the way he said” SgL Jim McCann said "Only the killer would have known that” Gov Walter J Hickel who won office on the Independence Party ticket in 1990 ordered state flags lowered in Voter’s honor "Joe was a great Alaskan a pioneer and an original thinker in the truest sense of the word” Hickel said Friday "We still miss him and are deeply saddened he is gone” THAT WORKS I

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