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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                en cast early ballots to fill Tejada seat afty Obituaries NIMDZfUK Writer fiarly voting In the race to fill the CongreMional District 28 scat ended Tuwday and slightly more than I percent of the countys eligible voters cant Unncll Hlnojona swld roughly JMOG of Ihe regiilered mm are eligible to vote In he special election to fill the sent hot became vacant In when Rep Prank Tejeda died after a battle with cancer Hlnojowi wld that at the clone of early voting Tuesday 87 voted and 72 peonle had been turned away because they did not live in district mid 19 of the 41 ballots that have been mailed out were returned as well The remaining mailOut ballots need to be returned by Saturday We may get the majority of the mallout ballots back mild She said the early voting turnout was lower limn expected She added that early voting usually accounts for about onethird of the total ballots so election day turnout may be low well A I percent turnout over twoand weeks of early voting Is not very good Hopefully Saturday will be Hfnojosa said Special elections dont usually get a large turnout but we expected little f Darlene who on the County League of Women Voters board and Is chairwoman of the voter forums said the league tries to increase voter participation She said It is discouraging that Ihe early voting turnout has been so low f dont think people really think about what kind of impact the elected person can have on their Kicks said Hicks said there could be numerous reasons turnout was low Only a portion of the county was eligible there wasnt much time for voters to become familiar with candidates and voter apathy might have played a role I think if we could figure out why people dont vote we would be on the way to figuring out a way to get them lo Hicks said She said there is now way to predict the number of voters that will head to the polls on election day Nit she said she hoped It was more than the number that turned out during early voting i We would encourage everybody to get out and vole because It can really impact their Hicks said Four polling places will be open on Saturday from 7 to 7 For this special election precincts 8 13 and 27 will vole at Lone Star School precincts 14 and 28 will vole at United Methodist Church precincts 15 29 and 10 at Ragles Hall and precincts 16 and 17 at Frazler Elementary School W Barrett wlf bom Aug 1921 In Beaumont Team he moved with thin family at 5 yean of to Houston Graduated from Sin Jaelnto High School Houston Team clan Of 1938 Attended Kilgore Junior College and State University on football scholarship He married Hmmagene Sipplngton in 1939 One child Kithleen Ann Barrett was bom to the union He served In he Pacific Fleet of the Navy during World War If After Ihe war he opened Barrett Mfg with hii father and brother March 22 1952 he married Gladys Barnard and became the proud father to Gladys daughter Unfa Jack W Barrett Jr was bom in 1962 Mr Bsrreit retired In 1979 and moved to Sandy Texas and then to New Bruunfcls In 1985 He was a proud grandfather to Frankfe and Boss and Johnaihan Horcica Visitation will be from 11 Wednesday at Zoeller Funeral Home with services In the Zoellcr Funeral Home Chapel at 2 Interment will few on Thursday the MemofW Oaks Cemetery In Houston Texan M II In lieu of flowers the family requested hit memorial contributions be given to the charity of onei choice funeral fire pending at Doeppenschmldt Funeral in N0w Draiinfels for Mrs Alma Qppermann who died at Eden Home on Tuesday March 1 1 1997 at the age of 92 yearn Doeppcnschmkit Funeral Ifomt Edwin n Pclata passed away Monday March 10 1997 at the age of 48 years Mr Pelita was retired from the efty of Houston as a firefighter after 20 years of service Mr Pelata was preceded in death by parents Albert and Euto Pclota and brother Albert Paliti Be 10 lurvlved by nil loving wife Jem cf New Bnunfeli two wni Divld ind Bryan Pelata of New Bnunfeli on brother John Peliti ind wife PH of Hoiiiton Texin two ifiten Oeorgle Denavlden of Webner Texii ind Join Peiek ind huibind Sylviin of HouHon Texn Ronemirle Sefgner of Houiton and ind other Viiltitlon will begin it 5 Wednendiy it Zoeller Funeral Home with i roMry to be recited it 7 it Zocller Puneril Home A will be celebrated at noon on Thundiy it the Su Peter ind Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow in the 8ti Peter ind Paul Catholic Cemetery 7UNEKAIHOME Rain pushes yearly total above average Names in the News By DAVID OEKUNDBR Staff Writer Compared to last years serious drought New UniunfclH Is above the normal for rainfall Hecent showers have boosted the total rainfall amount for the New Braunfels area lo more than 4 inches of rain for January and February As of March I the New Braunfels urea had received inches of rain compared to in 1996 for he same months The normal average is Inches making the rainfall average inches above normal Daryl Williams National Weather Service forecaster at the New Braunfeis office said this morning people reported receiving between 40 lo half an inch of rain Tuesday Williams said there was a 40 percent chance of rain this morning He said the chances of showers would decreased throughout the day There is a slight chance drizzle of less than 20 percent Williams said Tomorrow It will be mostly cloudy wild no chance of Todays Edwards Aquifer level was feet which is about a fool above last years level of 654 feet on March 12 Todays level is still 13 feet below the average of 668 fusel BAA spokesman Lorln Sailer said Complaints raise questions about Army sex inquiry By DAVID DI8HNEAU ABERDEEN Md AP The Army alreiwly dealing wilh a growing HCX scandal now faces allegations from I5ve while female who they were procured into charging their black tfuperiora with rape Now jhcy have a dual scandal going said Tony Palm a retired Nfivy wixiiftlhurHfisment Invcsilptor Are Inflating heir And they sllll have Ihe orlglnalwjxiwl haraaernent And the woihen8 will cunt doobton lie KCX npread lo military worldwide Palm wild Theres going lo be a question uboul the validity of all Ihe clolmw in the perception of Ihe The women privates at the Proving Ground said Tutwliiy they refuwed to make rape flliegaiJonK and are upset the military hits not come through with Incentives filmy were promised for cooperating iwith inveeliplorc 1 wantedto leave Ihe wwl and get pn with my life They promised me I could do that if f cooperated with Pvt UmrMJI Krewson of j frustration al being held back at Aberdeen hough she finished training In August But U Col Gabriel RJeseo of Aberdeens ordnance training school where Ihe alleged sexual misconduct happened denied that Investigators tried to pressure the women Into making false statements Although several servicemen were charged usa result of the womens sworn statements none was charged with rape according to Rfesco Since the scandal first broke last November at least 50 women recruits bffve of gcxual abuse at Aberdeen 0ri cWged Staff 8gt Merman Ounler 30 wilh rape assault sexual harassment and other offenses bringing to eight the number of servicemen at Aberdeen charged with sex crimes Another have gone through nonjudicial proceedings on similar clwrges The five women who are all while spoke Tuesday at news conference held by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People The NAACP claimed the Army unfairly targeted black soldiers The eight men formally charged wilh sexual misconduct ore all black Aberdeen spokesman Bd Sturnes said But the Army says Ihe accusers also include black women and Riesco denied race was NAACP national leader Kwefsi has demanded an independent probe of how the military has handled Ihe Aberdeen scandal which prompted investigations Into sexual conduct at military bases worldwide Aetor totter OpfMMnllMttiMI Oft NEW YORK AP Dylan McDermoit whos seen his share of bad film scripts is looking to television for good material McDermoit is starring in The ABCs new legal series by David E Kelley creator of Picket Fences and Chicago ft was a hard decision o go to McDermoit said Its a gamble but I feel like you just have to go with your Instinct and my instinct rays that with David Kelley Im ping to have Film credits for McDermott 35 include In the Line of Fire and this months Til There Win He also appeared in like Destiny Turnii on the Rodlo and The Cowboy Ive tried like hell to make bid movies good and I he said in US magazines April Maybe Marlon Brando has been able to do that at times But even he has n hard time miking The Appaloosa a good ilxtto MX Mttmi torn all III MMfhMf LOS ANGELES AP Sixties Hex kitten Joey Heatherlon Is recapturing her pinup status thanks to Playboy Heatherton a regular on The Dean Martin Show in 1968 and a former Lag Vegas will appear nude in the April Issue of Playboy Why not 1 thought it Mid Heitherton 53 They asked me when I was a kid I wis 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