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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeituna n Thursday Seotember nsA News Briefs f children two Mhrite hurl when ear hits day SAN An II monthold boy was in serious condition today after driverless sports car being worked on in front of a daycare center jumped the curb and plowed into the building Six other small children and two adults were treated at the scene or at local hospitals and released after the accident at the Kids World day care center in northwest San Antonio on Wednesday Officials said all the children were under 18 months old The 11 monthold boy was airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center with burns after he was pinned briefly beneath the cars hot engine Investigators said the accident happened when an unidentified man who had dropped off his child at a karate school next door tried to adjust the carburetor of his red Pontiac Trans Am while parked in front of the daycare center Harris sex offenders to get more scrutiny HOUSTON AP A special unit of the Harris County adult probation department assigned to secretly monitor felony sex offenders will be expanded officials say The purpose of the surveillance team is to ensure that the sex offenders comply with the terms of their courtordered probation said Kim Valentine a branch director in the department Harris County commissioners have approved a measure allowing the Community Supervision and Corrections Department the use of four used county cars for the surveillance officers Ms Valentine said Wednesday that her department assigned one officer in May to spend all his time in the field as a surveillance officer Ms Valentine said she expects another officer to be assigned to the program in a week or so 3nd two more officers within a couple months Ms Valentine said the special officers and the usual probation officers will monitor the probationers compliance with an increasing number of statutory and courtordered requirements k Republic of Texas leader files standoff lawsuit ODESSA AP A woman who was held hostage in her own home by members of the Republic of Texas says shes mad as hell about a lawsuit filed by jailed Republic leader Richard McLaren Rowe and her husband Joe are among 42 people named as defendants in the lawsuit filed Aug 25 in District Court in the District of Columbia Other defendants include Jeff Davis County officials law enforcement officer judges and residents of the county I was mad as Rowe said When they delivered it that day I was pretty angry What upsets us as much as anything else is McLarens still able to put out this crap from his jail McLaren remains jailed in the Presidio County Jail Morales says letter shows tobacco aimed at kids AUSTIN AP As Texas billion lawsuit ugainst the tobacco industry nears its trial date the attorney general says a letter the state has obtained shows that tobacco companies targeted advertising to children perhaps as young as 5 years old We have the only document in any of the lawsuits by states against tobacco companies showing they tried to attract very young Attorney General Dan Morales said Morales gave a copy of the letter to the Austin AmericanStatesman which published a story about it Wednesday This is the clearest most precise encapsulation of the tobacco industrys marketing strategy I have seen in one Morales told the newspaper An Reynolds Tobacco Co spokesman dismissed his claims as insignificant The letter was a sales pitch from a marketing company trying to sell its services to the cigarette maker an offer the company rejected Border Patrol unveils mobile processing units BROWNSVILLE AP For decades the Monsees family has shared its back yard with drug smugglers and illegal immigrants contending with threats robberies and narcotics being stashed on its ranch along the Rio Grande Just when it seemed things couldnt get worse Operation Rio Grande came along and pushed even more aliens and smugglers onto the property as they sought to dodge a blockade of agents stationed 10 miles upriver On Wednesday the Border Patrol acted to address illegal immigration shifts caused by Operation Rio Grande unveiling two mobile processing buses to be sent to trouble spots such as the Monsees ranch What were simply doing is addressing the publics said Joe Garza chief of the McAllen Border Patrol sector which runs from Brownsville west to Roma We feel this is facing a large number of illegal aliens and we want to address the problems Rusty Monsees who lives on the 30acre ranch with his wife children and 85yearold mother called the processing bus a valid but he would reserve judgment until he sees it in action Immigrant advocates chafe at citizenship delays WASHINGTON AP Backlogs that keep wouldbe Americans waiting as long as two years for citizenship could grow dramatically if Congress forces the nations dcx its own fingerprinting immigrant advocates are warning The citizenship backlog as we know is hurting a lot of people It could soon grow to be four years and this is Rep Ileana RosLehtinen said at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday The Immigration and Naturalization Services goal is to process citizenship application within six months But that target has fallen by the wayside as the agency struggles to cope with an explosion in naturalization applications prompted chiefly by changes last year in immigration and welfare laws A record million applications are expected this year up from just five years ago Parents teachers urged to watch for signs of abuse AUSTIN AP The states antidrug agency is urging parents and teachers to watch for signs of inhalant abuse among Texas children A recent survey of Texas public school students found that 20 percent in grades seven through 12 admitted using inhalants at least once percent of seventhgraders said theyd tried inhalants at least once in the past month Students in elementary and middle school say they are attracted to inhalants because they are cheap legal easy to obtain conveniently packaged and easy to hide from the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse said Wednesday IOCS Hurts Find help at DivorceCare UivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group tor people who are separated or divorced Its a place can be around people who understand wnat you are teeliug Its a place where you can hear valuable Information tbout ways to heal from the hurt of divorce DivorceCare group meets weekly at two different locations Sunday at Freedom Fellowship Church 330 S Hackberry 6251288 or Sunday at Tree of Life 625N Loop are WASHINGTON AP White House officials entered the fray Wednesday over a University of Texas law professors comments about minority students Those kinds of remarks dont go down well with the president White House press secretary Mike McCurry told reporters He was responding to question about Lino Graglia a professor of constitutional law who said last week that blacks and Mexican Americans are not academically competitive with whites in selective Some students and state legislators have called for Graglias ouster McCurry said Clinton was encouraged by the disapproving response among students and faculty members and he pointed to the These kinds of remarks dont go down well with the president White House press secretary Mike McMurry incident as one reason why the president initiated a national dialogue on race relations last spring Clinton plans to travel to Arkansas next week to commemorate the 40th anniversary of desegregation at Little Rocks Central High School As some students state lawmakers and others call for his ouster Graglia is getting support from those who defend his rights of free speech The universitys Faculty Council issued a resolution saying it believes in academic freedom tenure and the right of faculty members to speak as individuals with the protections accorded by the The 67yearold professor has been teaching at UT since 1966 At a meeting Monday the Faculty Council approved a resolution on free speech and diversity While defending Graglias rights the resolution initially also proposed to say that the Faculty Council deplores views that denigrate the academic qualifications of minority But that section was revised after objections were raised This is a very troublesome said psychology professor Joe Horn It says we have free speech but watch what you say I think were taking a serious step back to qualify academic freedom in this The resolution was changed to say that the council strongly supports the value of diversity in higher Graglia also received support from a campus rally sponsored by the Young Conservatives of Texas during which several students jumped to his defense I wish his critics would debate him on the issues instead of conducting this character assassination by sound said Mark Paredes a secondyear law student Nobody has said Graglia youre wrong because of studies X Y and All theyve said is Our feelings are Paredes said Sonia Mohammed chairwoman of the young conservatives groups condemned calls by state lawmakers to remove Gragha I think its an atrocity that our elected officials would suggest that a tenured professor should be removed from his job simply because he expressed a view that may be she told The Daily Texan The American Civil Liberties Union also offered Graglia its support in the event his tenure is called into question Ann del Llano an Austin lawyer and president of the central Texas ACLU chapter said she recalls debating issues with Graglia while in school TV comic Red Skelton dies Wednesday at 84 LOS ANGELES AP Red Skelton the sentimental clown who delighted TV audiences for 20 years playing Clem Kadiddlehopper Freddie the Freeloader and the Mean Widdle Kid died Wednesday He was 84 The comic known for his crushed porkpie hat unruly hair crossed eyes and goofy twisted grin died at a hospital in Rancho Mirage He had been ill for a long time but the nature of the illness was not disclosed I dont want to be called the greatest or one of the greatest let other guys claim to be the Skelton once said I just want to be known as a clown because to me thats the height of my profession It means you can do everything sing dance and above all make people His characters included Clem Ktdiddlehoppwv a slowwitted hayseed FreHdythe Freeloader a silent tramp The Mean Widdle Kid whose favorite expression was I dood punchdrunk boxer Cauliflower McPugg the inebriated Willie LumpLump and the cross eyed seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe Each show concluded with his trademark line Good night and God Skelton was already a leading film comic starring in a series of MGM comedies when he began his TV career on NBC in 1951 He moved to Tuesday nights on CBS in 1953 placing among the Top 10 shows eight times then returned to NBC in 1970 Clowns were his fortune even after his show was dropped by CBS in 1970 and then canceled for good by NBC in 1971 His paintings of clown faces fetched and more and he once estimated that he earned million a year from lithographs Skelton joined the vaudeville circuit at 15 Working at the Gaiety Theater in Kansas City in 1930 he met an usher Edna Marie Stilwell and married her a year later She became his vaudeville partner writer and manager He debuted on radio and on Broadway in 1937 and on film in Having Wonderful Time in 1938 Skelton went on to appear in many MGM comedies in the 1940s and early 50s including Merton of the Panama A Southern Watch the Whistling in the Whistling in Dixie and Whistling in in which he had to pitch against the Brooklyn Dodgers Temperatures hit record levels By The Associated Press Record temperatures for September were broken Wednesday and conditions were dry around the state In North Texas temperatures down from the Red River reached the 100s Wednesday and winds were light In Wichita Falls a new record was set for this date with a reading of 102 Abilene and DallasFort Worth had also tied record highs The forecast for North Texas calls for cloudy skies with isolated showers Thursday Lows will be in the upper 60s Highs will reach the upper 90s In South Texas skies were fair to partly cloudy Wednesday and temperatures dropped into the 70s Highs were in the 80s The forecast for South Texas predicts sunny skies and some isolated showers Thursday Temperatures will warm into the 90s Winds were light at 5 to 15 mph In West Texas scattered showers and thunderstorms were developing over the mountain areas Wednesday Temperatures ranged from 86 near Dalhart to 101 at Spur FALL ALLERGIES Do you have a RUNNY NOSE SNEEZING CONGESTION or ITCHY EYES in September or October If so we need volunteers for an allergy research study involving an investigational medication ADULTS 12 YEARS UP NO CHARGE FOR Allergy skin testing Physician monitoring Lab tests CHILDREN 611 YEARS OLD K Qualified patients may be compensated up to CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH NEW BRAUNFELS XX 78130 6299036 6090900 METRO PAINT A100 EXTERIOR 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