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Texas City Sun (Newspaper) - January 3, 1994, Texas City, Texas Another side of Readers rate Ann's Pokes win NFC Texas City Sun Good it's Jan. 3,1994 Serving Texas La Santa Fe and Dickinson 50 cents 75 cents Sunday Armed Indians battle with Mexican troops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS Mexico - Armed Indian peasants fought army troops Sunday as the rebels withdrew from this popular tourist but they held onto three other villages and seized a There were reports of at least 12 including nine killed in the weekend the first sign of organized guerrilla activity in Mexico since the 1970s. There was no word of casualties among the who wanted to draw attention to their The federal government was watching the situation we have avoided the trap that they set for getting us to react a spokesman for President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on condition of The Roman Catholic bishops of Tuxtla the state and Tapachula asked for a truce and promised to seek a way to discuss grievances within 48 whole thing has been terrifying for said Heman manager of the Santo Tomas Hotel on San Cristobal's main which was strewn with charred debris and office equipment destroyed by the Pedrero said the 95 tourists staying at his hotel were taken to Tuxtla Gutierrez on Sunday under army escort As the rebels left San they clashed with the army wounding two of them near Rancho about six miles to the east. Amado Avendano Figaroa of the local El Tiempo newspaper said some wounded were taken to San Cristobal for treatment Francisco of the Novedades dc Chiapas newspaper in Tuxtla said wounded soldiers were arriving at the regional military hospital The attacks on San Cristobal and three other towns Saturday and one on Sunday were the latest of many peasant uprisings over the years in one of Mexico's most impoverished and isolated region suffers from historic problems which could not be eliminated totally despite efforts by five years of this Deputy interior Secretary Ricardo Garcia said in a The rebels had attacked San Cristobal de las 50 miles east of plus Las Margaritas and Altamirano on They moved into a nearby on Young woman accosted outside home By CHUCK STEVICK Texas City Sun TEXAS CITY - A Houston woman visiting her aunt was accosted by a robber Saturday night The robbery occurred about 6:45 p.m. in the driveway of a residence in the 400 block of Ninth Avenue Police said the 17-year-old woman was retrieving some things from her car when a man stuck a pistol fit her back and demanded her When she told the thief she didn't have a he me your wallet - and pointed the large black pistol at her according to She didn't have a wallet As the robber grabbed the keys from her a small child came out of the The robber jumped on a bicycle and rode off with the police Police searched the but were unable to locate the He was described as 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11,170 Chemical release TEXAS CITY - Police blocked off Port Industrial Road at Loop 197 South for nearly an hour Saturday night after a chemical cloud was released into the The chemical was reported to be methyl a flammable gasoline Police reported the release occurred at the Stan Trans dock in the 1100 block of Dock but that was disputed Sunday evening by a Stan Trans According to the the release originated at a dock south of the Stan Trans Stan Trans reported the release to authorities after two operators noticed a smell coming from the other he He could not identify the company that uses the other Police said the barricades were put up shortly before 8:30 p.m. and removed at 9:20 p.m. Drug arrest TEXAS CITY - A Texas City man was charged with drug possession after he lost a foot race with police Police approached the man after observing an apparent noontime narcotics transaction in the 500 block of Second Avenue When the man saw he Officer Robert Reyna ran down the suspect and arrested him at the intersection of Sixth Street and Texas reports Johnny Fischer was charged with possession of cocaine and evading He was transferred to the Galveston County Jail on bonds totaling police TC man robbed TEXAS CITY -An 18-year-old Texas City man was robbed outside an apartment complex Saturday The victim told police he was standing in the 500 block of Second Avenue North when four men appeared and asked whether he had any When he said one man grabbed him in a bear hug while the other three went through his The thieves fled on foot with police Suspects have been but no arrests were Prisoner charged TEXAS CITY - A prisoner in the city jail was charged Saturday with giving police a false name and on a warrant issued under his real Police said the 19-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday for traffic On an informant let police know the suspect was using a fake reports Roshone W. Elam - believed to be his real name - of La Marque was charged with giving false information and on an aggravated assault warrant Bond on the assault charge was ANOTHER BIG GAIN - Houston Oiler running back Gary Brown is tackled by Brian Washington of the New York Jets while Oiler receiver Gary scoots out of the way Sunday in the The Oilers stomped the Jets 24-0, but the real action appeared to be on the See Page 8. Wynette off life support By THE ASSOCIATED - Ailing country music star Tammy Wynette improved enough to be removed from a life support system and the singer issued a statement thanking her fans and don't remember a lot but I feel wonderful to be alive and want to thank everyone for their said She had been placed on a respirator Wednesday after falling ill with a serious infection in her bile duct just thank God that I'm Wynette Wynette spokeswoman Evelyn Shriver said the singer could be removed from the hospital's intensive care section later in the Doctors believe infection was caused by scar tissue from previous said Baptist Hospital official Aileen known as country of has recorded such hits as By Your and She recently recorded the album Tonk with Dolly Parton and Loretta causing uproar By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN - Russian ultranationalist Vladimir angrily threatened Germany last week when it refused to let him the government said One report said he threatened World War France joined the growing list of countries where is persona non saying he would not be Informed by a German diplomat in Bulgaria that Bonn was denying him a responded that the rebuff could lead to a new world war and Germany's ' the newspaper Welt am Sonntag The whose party won the most votes in Russia's parliamentary elections last also said that if he gains power he would reverse the Russian withdrawal from eastern Germany and move 300,000 troops into the the newspaper said in Sunday The man dubbed Russian by some German media also threatened to impoverish Germany by exacting more reparations for World War the paper citing unidentified German security is causing great alarm in Europe with his expansionist and anti-Semitic He has close ties with German and Austrian right-wing extremists and has advocated carving up central Europe just as Hitler and Stalin A Foreign Ministry spokesman in Bonn would not disclose specific comments Wednesday at the airport in where he was being expelled for allegedly insulting President made threats against Germany but we do not wish to mention them in said spokesman Markus also personally insulted the German consular The spokesman would not confirm Welt am report that threatened to have the German diplomat through his in Russian yelled at the German He was in fact very Ederer In an interview Sunday with ZDF Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel called remarks form and content unseemly and uncalled and said Germany is confident President Boris Yeltsin and reform forces will prevail over a French official indicated should think twice if he intends to visit Paris in the or any Federated purchases hefty stake in Macy's By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI - Bloomingdale's parent company bought a share of R.H. Macy & Co. Inc. with an eye toward eventually combining the two into the nation's biggest department store Federated Department Stores Inc. said Sunday it closed a million deal with Prudential Insurance Co. of America to buy half of the IS percent claim in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization of The insurance company had been Macy's largest single Federated negotiated the deal without Macy's knowledge and only told Macy's about it the day it was announced said Carol a spokeswoman for Macy's spokesman Michael did not immediately return a phone call left at his New York home seeking comment The deal makes Federated a creditor of That allows Federated a voice in what happens to the privately owned company as it tries to emerge from the bankruptcy reorganization it entered in January 1992. Ms. Sanger said it was premature to discuss what changes Federated would make if it acquired Both companies are heavily concentrated in some retail particularly New York and New Federated paid Prudential million in cash for the 7.5 percent with the balance to be paid with interest in three It also took an option to buy Prudential's remaining 7.5 percent within three New Macy's had billion in sales for fiscal 1993. The retailer operates 111 Macy's and Bullock's department store as well as I. Aeropostale and Charter Club specialty Servin Martinez of the San Cristobal Red Cross said one person was killed said five police were killed in Las and residents in Ocosingo said at least six including four died A man reached by telephone in Ocosingo said there were 2,000-3,000 Mexican and Central American rebels still there Sunday and that they were uniformed and He said they had burned the town hall and killed some Planes killing 5 By the associated PEARLAND - Five people were including a 5-year-old when two planes collided in the air near a uncontrolled authorities A Cessna 172 and a a home-built collided at about 4:30 p.m. near Clover Field about a mile from the Department of Public Safety The field has no officials The 5-year-old was taken by helicopter to Hermann Hospital trauma unit in Houston where he died shortly after 7 a spokeswoman for the DPS in Texas City The Cessna was approaching the landing field southbound when it collided above the tree line with the minicab approaching from the the DPS In the Cessna were a 36-year-old Pearland another man whose age or hometown was not and the said the Two brothers were in the one a 39-year-old from Pearland and the other a 37-year-old from Santa Calif. The victims names were being withheld until family members could be Editor's This is an updated version of a story that appears inside today's News key Cesar the suave actor who capped a long film career with a popular television role as The Joker on in the 1960s, is dead at age 86. PAGE 3 WEATHER Sunny and windy fair High in the upper 50s. INDEX L.C. Dishman and Doris thank you for subscribing to the Texas City Sun. Volume 82, Issue 3 Ann Bulletin PAUSE TO PRAY Dear we are entirely helpless to achieve what is best for our lives without your constant Help us to turn over to you all those plans we try to in Amen
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