Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on January 6, 1991 · Page 1
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Del Rio, Texas
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Sunday, January 6, 1991
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,„ Sunday, January 6 .j... --;...i-.^ DR . BEST AVAILABLE COPY , 1991 Motions, 54 pagM 75$ De/ liio , , erald Rams win district opener See page 10A Update Auditions Final auditions for Nunsense, The Upstagers' next musical production, are scheduled at the Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts Monday at 7 p.m. Actors, backstage crews, and orchestra hopefuls are welcome — no experience necessary. See page 3A Bowers named Billy Bowers, former general manager of Val Verde Downs, has been named to replace Bill Breeze as general manager of Manor Downs in Austin, according to an article in the Austin American-Statesman. Bowers left to Val Verde Downs to take a job as the general manager and racing secretary for LaBahia Downs in Goliad. Bowers will bring with him the Graham Farm Futurity for two-year-old, the only grade one stake race in Texas, which last year had a purse of $125,000 and is scheduled for some time in the last two weeks of April. Bowers appointment is subject to approval by the Texas Racing Commission. Top sports One of the top sport stories of 1990 in Del Rio saw the high school's tennis team winning the district championship in the fall. The team went on to Corpus Christi to compete in bi-district competition where it met its match. Another top story saw senior Ben Valdez garner all- state recognition for his pitching performance with the Rams. Valdez is now attending Southmost College in the fall. Anyone wishing to contribute their list of top stories may send them in care of the sports department at the News-Herald at 321 Main St. Plane crash MUSKOGEE. Okla. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a pasture just south of the municipal airport in Muskogee late Saturday, killing the six people on board, authorities said. Tammy Williams, a dispatcher with the Muskogee County Sheriff's Department, said authorities were uncertain whether the plane was trying to land or was taking off from the airport. The wreckage from the 8:41 p.m. crash was scattered over about a quarter-mile area near Davis Field, which is about four miles southeast of the city in eastern Oklahoma. "We have six deaths confirmed so far," Ms. Williams said. Todd Riggs, a dispatcher with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, said the death toll was not expected to rise. Infant deaths TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) Four more infants have died in this border town, bringing to 14 the number of young victims claimed by this season's stubborn cold waves, according to the coroner's office. The infants, ranging in age from two to four months, died of pneumonia on Monday and Tuesday, said Maria Elena Salazar, a coroner's office administrator Index Biuiness Classified* Crossword. Editorial Horoscope Lifestyles Entertainment Sports 5A 6B8B 5B 4A 5B 4B 6 A •12A 1 Bush to Hussein: withdraw or else.. President demands Kuwait evacuation WASHINGTON (AP) - Presl- dent Bush said Saturday that his secretary of state will forgo secret diplomacy this week to demand that occupying Iraqi troops leave Kuwait "or face the terrible consequences." The president, in a hardline radio address to the nation, issued his ultimatum that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein pull his troops out or face U.S. forces in battle. "Time is running out," the president said. "It's running out because each day that passes brings real costs," as Saddam continues developing his biological and nuclear capability, entrenches his troops in Kuwait and disrupts the worldwide flow of oil. Bush's pretaped radio address was broadcast Saturday as he met at the presidential retreat in Camp David, Md., with United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar. De Cuellar is seeking behind- the-scenes remedies to resolve the Persian Gulf crisis. He said he wants world leaders to work diplomatically before the U.N.-imposed Jan. 15 deadline for Iraq to withdraw. Bush has said he saw no need for further U.N. action, but was anxious to hear what Perez de Cuellar might have to say on new peace initiatives. Bush said in the radio address that although he is sending Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Geneva to meet Wednesday with his Iraqi counterpart, there will be no secret agenda. "This will not be secret diplomacy at work. Secretary Baker will restate, in person, a message for Saddam Hussein: Withdraw from Kuwait uncondi- tionally and immediately, or face the terrible consequences," Bush said. The president said Baker's mission was "one more step" before committing U.S. troops to battle, but he added that holding off has its costs. "We risk paying a higher price in the most precious currency of all — human life — if we give Saddam more time to prepare for war," he said. "Each day that passes, Sad- dam's forces also fortify and dig deeper into Kuwait," Bush said in the message he taped Friday afternoon. Each day, he said, brings more terror and suffering for the people of Kuwait. The Jan. 15 deadline, he said, is "not a deadline for our own Armed Forces," whose numbers in the gulf are expected to reach 400,000. But he said that U.S. troops have high morale, know their mission, and "will do their job courageously, professionally and in the end decisively" if war breaks out. The president, who spent Thanksgiving with the troops, said he decided "to go the extra mile before asking our servicemen and women to stand in harm's way," and thus is sending Baker to Geneva to meet with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. Bush also blamed Saddam in part for the worsening U.S. economy and the struggling economies of Eastern Europe and Latin America. "Our own economy is suffering, suffering the effects of higher oil prices and lower growth iWemming from Saddam's aggression," Bush said. "At stake is not simply some distant country called Kuwait. At stake is the kind of world we inhabit," he said. \ Drill team practice News-Herald photo by Beoigno Garcia Del Rio High School's ROTC drMI team practices outside the school during one of the cold Christmas vacation days Drill team members are, from left, Audrey Flores, Eva Vela and Claudia Rome. Electripal problems halt work Employees corne out of darkness By GIL MURRAY Staff Writer Val Verde County courthouse employees come out of the dark and entered the twilight zone last week. When county employees arriv ed at the courthouse last Thurs day morning they found total darkness. A crew from Central Power and Light was on the scene to check out a loss of electrical power. Central Power and Light found the problem to he in a power cable buried under Pecan street | A & G Electric took over the job of restoring power according to Kelly Russell, secretary to the county judge. Friday found the county employees working at the courthouse on reduced electrical power. Russell said, "they had to be careful not to run too many electrical machines at the same time. We've had several temporary power losses." Robert Hawkins, foreman for A & G Electric Company, said "the old electrical service ran under Pecan street and it must have opened and g.ounded out. it's a very old cable. We ran a temporary 110-volt service lino and have completed running ;il! new conduits for the new service." All electrical service was hack on Friday. Family's privacy protected Smith silent on wife's death Sul Ross University has registration Jan. 16-17 By PETER ROPER News-Herald Washington Bureau Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has developed a reputation in Congress for being a soft-spoken, devout Christian Scientist and for protecting his family's privacy. That atti'.ude continued Friday as the lawmaker remained silent on his wife's death on Wednesday. Jane Shoults Smith, 43, was a practitioner of the faith, meaning she was trained to help other believers deal with illness through prayer. She died at a non-medical Christian Science hospice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday after an undisclosed illness of several weeks. Smith's office put out a brief press release Thursday night, saying the congressman's wife had died in her sleep. Additional questions on Friday asking about the cause of death or the nature of her illness went unanswered. We've received many calls asking for more details but the congressman has not told us anymore than that," said Juli Branson, Smith's spokesman. Eloise Smith, the congressman's mother, told reporters this week that her daughter-in-law became ill just before Christmas and was in the Christian Science hospice for several days before her death. According to church members, Christian Science does not explicitly prohibit the use of medical care in treating illness, but stresses the use of faith and prayer in healing. The church was founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy and one of its fundamental principles has been the role of faith in healing. Several church members, however, have found themselves in court during the last year defending that belief in prayer as a substitute for medicine. A Massachusetts couple was convicted of involuntary manslaughter earlier this year for relying on prayer instead of medical care after their 2-year- old son died of a bowel obstruction. Jane Smith reportedly opened a practitioner's office in San Antonio but closed it in 1986 when her husband was elected to Congress. Mrs. Smith was born in New Orleans, La., and was a 1969 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio. She married her husband in 1972 and they have two children, a 13-year-old daughter, Nell, and a 10-year-old son, Tobit. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shoults of New Braunfels, and a brother, Clark Shoults of North Carolina. • Registration for the Spring Semester at the Uvalde Center of Sul Ross State University will be held from 2-6 p.m., on Wednesday Jan. 16, in Uvalde, and from 2-6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 17, in both Del Rio and Eagle Pass. Students may enroll at any of the sites for day and evening courses offered by the Center. To be admitted to the Center, a student must have completed at least 54 credit hours of college work. Those students who entered college in the fall of 1989 or later must also have passed the Texas Academic Skills Program examination for admission to the Center. The Center will continue to offer day classes in Uvalde along with evening classes in Uvalde, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass. A total of 12 undergraduate day courses are scheduled for Uvalde this spring, an increase over last spring. Courses offered in the day include English, history, political science, Education, and Business Administration. Evening courses are schedul ed in English, history, mathematics, linguistics, economics, Spanish, geography, political science, education, and business administration Graduate offerings in economics, English, educa tipn, and business ;irt ministration are all schedul ed for the evenings in the Center sites. Late registration for tin- Spring term begins on Mon day, Jan. 21, and continues until Friday, Jan. 25. A fifteen dollar late fee is charged I'm late registrations. Classes in the Spring begin on Monday, Jan. 21 Spring break is scheduled for Mon day, March 11, until Friday, March 15. Commencement will be held in Uvalde on Saturday, May 18. Students may still apply tor admission through tin registration period Thos< students seeking financial assistance may also apply for aid at that time, but Director of Student Affairs Sandra ( ul eman reminds students thai it takes from four to six weeks to complete the processing ol financial aid applications Further information about the spring term or admissu n to the Uvalde center can be obtained from any of the Center offices Questions con cerning specific course^ should be directed to the chairs of the inti.", u*'.>.•> departments of the rentci Drizzle, fog on for today Look mom, one hand Roger Pena, 3, takes a timeout from a busy shopping schedule by taking a ride on this carrousel at Plaza del Sol Mall Pena enjoys News-Herald pbutu by Deu McAdeu the ride with his sister Ja/min Pena, 4 The mall was a good place to stay out of the cold temperatures outside The winter storm that blew across a large section of Texas earlier this week had loosened its grip by Saturday, but temperatures remained belov freezing in the Panhandle Dense fog blanketed the nor them half of the state Saturday /norning as temperatures crept above freezing in most areas Morning temperatures ranged from the 20s across the Panhan die to near 60 along the coast The latest blast of Arctic air smacked the state Thursday At least seven traffic fatalities were blamed on icy road conditions across the state Thursday and Friday Drizzle and fog were expected to continue Sunday in South Texas Despite a warming trend elsewhere, the threat uf free/in^ temperatures remained in ihc Panhandle "1 just don't see nun li changi in the South Plains, said hub Lacy, a meteorologist with 'K National Weather Serui .• in l.uh bock "The drizzle and tree/ing temperatures will hkily iast through lale Sunday wnh a i tsc in temperatures coming early next week " It was a dismal day .Saturday across most of Central and Nui tL Texas, where dense tog redm ed visibility to as low as 18 nnU ,i : some areas The National Weather Sei ^ u i issued dense fog advisories Uu areas surrounding ban Antonio and Austin

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