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Kerrville Times (Newspaper) - May 12, 2003, Kerrville, Texas Nation Tornado damage Storms spawn more tornadoes across nations midsection PAGE 3A Sports NBA playoffs Kobe and the Lakers look to even series PAGE IB Monday May 12 2003 Fifty Cents K E R R V I L L E DAILY TIMES Weather Forecast Low 66 Showen potdble See more on 4B PET SPECTACULAR Above Sue Whlnnery encourages her dog Sadie as she runs the obstacle course Saturday at Louise Hays Park At top Noah Baldwin gets a closer look at an Iguana at the Humane Society of Kerrvllles Celebration of Animals Celebration brings animallovers to the park Story by Jeff Raymond Times Staff Writer Photo by Joe Skymba Times Staff Photographer The weave is the hardest thing for dogs to do Even with lots of training many dont see the point in going between upright poles arranged in a line when they can go around instead Perhaps dogs know something people dont Pooches ran the agility course Saturday morning at the Humane Society of Kerrvilles Celebration of Animals at Louise Hays Park some with months of training and nearflawless performances and others breaking away to sniff the nearest bystander About 300 people attended the event organizers said which is intended to raise awareness of animal rescue groups and thank the community for supporting the Humane Society Sue Whinnerys German shepherd mix Sadie was one of the latter going through the tunnel several times but having trouble completing the course This happens to all handlers when theyre starting the announcer explained A winded Whinnery said Sadie had never run an entire course prior to Saturday Its not that difficult to teach the individual obstacles But once you teach the obstacles you have to teach them to go from one to the other and thats more the handler than the she said Leading up to the dog show participants primped their pets putting on a leopardprint dress sunflowershaped Elizabethan See PET page 8A Saddams Baath Parly is dead By Ted Anthony Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD Iraq AP The United States declared Saddam Husseins Baath Party dead Sunday with the wars commander telling Iraqis that the instrument of their deposed dictators power was dissolved and promising to purge its influence from the country it dominated for 35 years Gen Tommy Franks message delivered in Arabic by an announcer on the coalitions Infor mation Radio broadcast a clear message over the AM radio waves across postwar Iraq Any activ ity by Baath Party holdouts who oppose occupation will not be tolerated The Arab Baath Socialist Party is Franks said but high difficulties remain in gen uinely eliminating it American administrators are struggling to bal ance the need for a fresh start with an unwel come reality that thousands of Iraqs civil servants had Baath affiliations Franks order came a month after American troops invaded Baghdad and drove out Sad dams regime which used intrigue and terror to make sure the minority Sunni Muslimdominat ed party extended its reach and control into all corners of Iraqi society The statement told Iraqi citizens to collect and turn in any materials they had relating to the par ty and its operations It called them an important part of Iraqi government Unseating the Baath which advocated Arab unity but became a personal tool of Saddam and his lieutenants was considered a top prior ity of American military planners in the runup to the Iraq war which began March 20 and largely ended by midApril Banning was the next logical step one that has followed American military victories in the past Allied occupiers banned the Nazi Party in Germany after World War II and the Fascist Party also was banned in Italy But lowerlevel party figures were rehabilitated if they renounced the old regimes and were cleared of specific criminal wrongdoing by tribunals The generals order Sunday was in some ways academic given that the Baath regime is no more and the military and its civilian admin istrative counterpart occupy the country But some upperlevel government and party See PARTY page 5A Weekly gathering Retired golf buddies spend time on the local course Editors Note The following is the second in a weekly feature series that shares stories of people living in and working in the Kerrville area the neighbors we may see but never have the chance to meet In Your Neighborhood takes a look at a persons life thoughts hopes and dreams to help us all become better acquainted Louie Wootton were sitting at a table so I asked them about themselves and what they were up to We play during the said England a Texas Department of Public Safety supervisor who retired in 1984 By Geraid MarTi TiAM photo by Joe Skyiaba Scott Louie Wootton and James England from left watt to book tee Times Staff Writer It was about a quarter before three last Thursday afternoon when I dropped into the club house at Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course A few regulars had gathered although their golf dubs were nowhere in sight Not surprising I later found out as they had teed off at 9 So what brought them back that afternoon Two of them James England and before going on to work security for another decade and a half at Brinkman Corporation We leave the weekends for people who Originally from near Brownwood in Coleman County England said DPS had him stationed all over including Houston and Pecos I was from West Texas but I chose to move out here to raise a family and the opportunity presented he said That still didnt answer my question as to why England and Wootton were sitting around the clubhouse at almost 3 on a Thurs day afternoon We have to get tee times a week ahead they pro fessional Guy Cullins and his staff require us to do England said Weve got a regular bunch and we divide up into teams We have to have five tee times for that many people Somebody else gets each day so we dont have to do it every he added The group with up to a couple of See NEIGHBOR page 5A INDEX CLASSIFIEDS COMICS MB LOTTERY 6A 28 OBITUARIES BA SPORTS 130 2A 3A OPINION TV 7A WEATHER 48 III III HI VOL 95 No 36 KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES 429 JEFFERSON ST KERRVILLE TEXAS 78028