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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Tourists make pilgiimages to site of Waco tragedy Associated Press Writer WACO Texas AP Valerie Stoia doesnt remehiber much about the 51day standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidians but she knows something about its fiery end I just know it shouldnt have hap the Chicago sixthgrader said after she and a cousin knelt to place purple wildflowers on a wooden cross beside the rubble of what was once the cults compound on the prairie out side Waco TTie way it ended nobody should have died I thought we had rights in this Just broke your said Valeries mother Lidia Stoia who brought her four children to the site during a recent trip to Waco The siege unfolded after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms tried to arrest cult leader David Koresh on weapons charges It started with a gun battle that left four federal agents and six cultists dead It climaxed 51 days later on April in a blaze in which nearly 80 cult members including Koresh and 18 children died I want them to remember I take their Mrs Stoia said as her children ran amid broken concrete and heapsof metal peered into a tunnel connected to a buried bus and posed for photographs Dave Milam of Canton Ohio and his family also veered off the main highway for a closer look at whats left of Mount Carmel the Davidians compound We wanted to see a little bit of his Milam said near more than 80 crape myrtle trees and white wooden crosses that stand in memory of those who died Its the same reason why tomorrow were going to go to the LBJ Ranch and yesterday we went to Dealey Plaza in Dallas where John Texas Today FBI Agents Search Wllmer Hutchlns Schools Adminis tration Building DALLAS AP Federal agents have custody today of boxes and cab of a state takeover Agents from the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI entered the build ing witkaSearch warrant Wednesday morning and began the allday process of hauling cabinets and boxes filled with school records from the adminis tration building in South Dallas Among the records and computer files removed were purchasing receipts payroll records and vendor contracts District employees were told to go home The federal agents acted after receiv ing results of a state audit that criticized former Superintendent Delores RobertsQuintyn The state audit said Ms Roberts Quintyn contributed to the districts outofcontrol administration and refused to cooperate with auditors IRS Discrepancy In County Judges Bank Accounts Due To Bribes LAREDO Texas AP More than in discrepancies in sus pended Hidalgo County Judge J Edgar Ruizs bank accounts are traceable to bribes a federal tax agent testified in a federal corruption trial j William Mitchell a special agent I with the Internal Revenue Service tes tified Wednesday as a rebuttal witness for federal prosecutors He said he believes more than f in cash was deposited in five bank accounts belonging to Ruiz Ruiz is one of five past and present Hidalgo County officials on trial for alleged public corruption Also on tri are county commissioners Samuel Sanchez and Aberlardo Arcaute for fcmer County Commissioner Leonardo Camanllo and suspended Head Start Luciano Ozuna All are accused of more than 100 ranging from mail fraud to to extortion Jtoport Molester On Proba tion When He Took Job As School Bun Driver J SAN ANTONIO AP The who claims to have molested scores of children had a criminal record in Louisiana he hid from Texas courts until after he was sentenced here for with a child the San Anto ExpressNews reported Larry Don McQuay hid his convic iion and probation on theft charges Texas court officials the school district where he drove a bus and even his lawyer until after he was sentenced ttn 1990 for molesting a young boy jthe newspaper said in copyright story in Wednesdays editions The Bexar County Adult Probation I Kennedy was Clive Doyle escaped from the com pounds chapel minutes before it burned to the ground but his 18year old daughter Shari died in the inferno A small ceremony is scheduled Fri day to commemorate the third anniver sary of the fire Survivors will be giv en a few moments to speak Doyle I think everybody can learn a lesson from said the 55yearold grocery stocker whose burned hands required skin grafts A lot of people are so naive about what goes on in the gov ernment things that happen in this country To see it on this magnitude and so publicly the way it was done in Waco it opens a whole new kettle of worms or begins to get people thinking They begin to realize they dont live in paradise This is not necessarily the land of the Among those who have made pil grimages to Waco according to the government is Timothy McVeigh charged with bombing the Oklahoma City federal building on the second anniversary of the fire The disaster also has been the sub ject of congressional hearings and has led to reforms in law enforcement agencies Still Attorney General Janet Reno has insisted Koresh was to blame The fate of the Branch Davidians was in David Koreshs hands and he chose death for the men and women who had entrusted their lives to Reno told Congress last summer And he David Koresh chose death for the innocent children of Doyle said he is praying that nothing tragic happens on this anniversary Were not asking people to take revenge or action on our he said The Bible says vengeance belongs to God so we leave it in his hands Hell sort this all out one of these Department oversaw McQuays pro bation on the theft charge Deputy chief probation officer Ed Castart described him as a model probationer McQuay successfully completed his 1989 meifwiSsi K arrested fou sexually assaulted his girlfriends young son The charge was reduced to indecency for McQuay whom the court presumed to have had a clean record and he was sentenced to eight years in prison Bexar County District Attorney Steven Hilbig did not return a phone message left by The Associated Press State Considers Easing Rules on Outof State Col lege Tuition AUSTIN AP For the past 15 years prospective students at Texas colleges have been considered nonres idents for tuition purposes if they were claimed as a dependent on the tax return of a parent who lives out of state For Konne Bawden of Houston that means her son Jeff Meininger must pay outofstate tuition if he attends the University of Texas this fall because her husband lives in another state and has the tax exemption because of child support A proposed change in the regula tion was before the Coordinating Board of Texas Higher Education today On the agenda for todays meeting in Austin was an amendment that would also take into consideration the resi dence of the parent with whom the student has resided for the 12 months prior to enrollment Tuition for Texas residents is a semester hour or for a 12hour class load For nonresidents tuition is an hour or for 12 hours Immigration Officials Tout Crackdown on Illegal Allen Employment WASHINGTON AP The Clin ton administration is stressing its cre dentials in fighting illegal immigra tion pointing to a new emphasis in ferreting out undocumented aliens on the job and the employers who know ingly hire them With polls showing the public over whelmingly concerned about illegal immigration and Congress grappling with legislation to deal with the prob lem administration officials have been eagerly touting their accomplishments Wednesday they rolled out the results of a monthlong worksite enforcement operation in 19 Eastern states Puerto Ripp and the Virgin Islands The sweep netted undocu mented workers most of whom have been removed from the United States Justice Department officials announced We are bringing much more order to our Deputy Attorney Gen eral Jamie Gorelick said at an INS news conference Valetka ValeskaParrtermuehlofNewBrtun fels died Wednesday April at Eden Home at the age of 90 Funeral services will be 2 Saturday April 20 at Zoeller Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow at Corrial Ceme tery Visitation will be from noon Sat urday until service time at Zoeller Funeral Home Waltraut Trudy Neely Mrs Waltraut Trudy Neely age 57 of New Braunfels died Tuesday April 16 1996 at her residence She was born Aug 26 1938 in Berlin East Germany to Mr and Mrs Paul Von Egert She married Robert C Neely who survives her She was a member of the German Evangelist Church Besides her husband Robert C Neely of New Braunfels she is sur vived by stepdaughter Rennie Den nie Denzel of Minnesota 23 brothers and sisters of Germany two grand children and five greatgrandchildren Graveside service will be held Friday at 10 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Rev Elmer Gumper officiating Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Soci ety or to Hospice New Braunfels Vis itation continues until 9 Thurs day Mrs Marvin Seguin Mrt MiHoft Wilma Mielkeof Eastern Mrs fiddle Francis Mielke of San Antonio brothersinlaw Mr Elmer Mielke of New Braunfels Mr Fred Soefje of New Braunfels six nieces four nephews and a host of friends Visitation for Mr Alves began at 1 Monday at Goetz Funeral Hcmwwfth funeral services Tuesday at 10 at Cross United Church of Christ in Seguin Rev Ernest Dean Jr artd Rev C J Freudenberg pastor Pallbearers are Md Lefoy M AlVes of MfV w Dan Lee Bindseil of Sin Antonio Mr Cross United Chuirch of ChHit in Marvin Westmeyer of New Braunfels Mr David Mielke of Austin Mr Curt Saur of New Bmunfels aftd Mr John nie Pfeil of New Braunfels Honorary of Houston Mr Hilmtr Mielke of at Zoeller Funeral Home for Seguin Mr Hilbert Mielke of San OassofBulverde He died Wednesday Antonio Mr jerald erinkkoeter of at the Eden Home ait he age of 90 Austin and Mr Sidney Allen Mielke of San Antonio Interment will be at Coma City Cemetery in New Braun fels under the direction of Goete Funer HOMt COME IN FOR ALL YOUR SPRING 10 off Entire Stock of Milton Alves Milton Alves lifelong resident of Seguin passed away Saturday at the age of 89 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