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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Brownsville, Texas Vol. 108. No. 159 it umbel a a i i i it t thursday 50 cents daily / $1.25 sunday Homes meet taste test pagea2 Brownsville boys tournament tips off tonight Page by 150 years in the Valley oblate celebrate anniversary with procession by Tim Lopes the Brownsville Herald a candlelight procession headed by two floats a horse drawn Carriage and a group of Black Robed Young men representing the Calvary of Christ headed Down Adams Street wednesday on its Way to immaculate Conception Cathedral to celebrate the of latest 150th anniversary in Brownsville. The cavalry of Christ a group of priests from the missionary oblate of Mary immaculate travelled South Texas in the late 1800s and Early 1900s bringing their Faith to a number of Small villages and ranches. Juan Rivera 17, portrayed one of the first oblate priests the Rev. Pedrito Ker Alum. Rivera wore a White Cowboy hat and Rode atop a Brown horse. The group carried Kerala my a Crucifix that was found in the upper Rio Grande Valley Brush country around 1882, about to years after the priest who became known As the a lost missionary went missing while on a missionary trip to one of the ranches. Rivera who serves As a senior altar boy at our lady of Guadalupe Church in Mission said he likes to get involved in Church activities and was Happy to portray Ker Alum. A i help out at the Church whenever they need it a he said. A representing father Ker Alum one of the earliest oblate in the Valley its just an Honor to be portraying Many members of the youth group at our lady of Guadalupe in Mission dressed in costumes representing the Early part of the Century. Young girls wore Long skirts and bonnets and carried baby dolls wrapped in blankets in their arms. Boys in the group see oblate Page a12 Anthony Padilla the Brownsville Herald a Juan Rivera Rode a horse As Gilbert Guerra led the Way through Brownsville wednesday As part of the missionary oblate of Mary immaculate s 150th anniversary in the Rio Grande Valley. The procession was on its Way to immaculate Conception Cathedral. Jury finds milk was victim of conspiracy by Woody Baird the associated press Memphis. Tenn. A a jury hearing a lawsuit filed by the Rev. Martin Luther King family found wednesday that the civil rights Leader was the victim of a vast murder conspiracy not a Lone Assassin. The King family had sued Loyd Jowers. A retired businessman who claimed six years ago that he paid someone other than James Earl Ray to kill King in Memphis in 1968. The family s lawyer claimed that the Fri. Cia. The mafia and the military were involved. The family wanted the Jure to find evidence of a conspiracy and lend support to their Call for a new investigation into the killing. Prosecutors have Long said that they Are convinced Ray fired the fatal shot and that they could find no evidence anyone else was involved. The Kings asked for Only a Token amount in their wrongful death lawsuit. After three hours of deliberations. The jury of six Blacks and six Whites awarded the Famich ski in damages. A i m just so Happy to see that the people have King s son Dexter said. Quot this is what we be always asked for Quot a confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He spent the rest of his life claiming to be innocent and trying to get a trial. He died of in or disease last year. Ray s guilty plea was upheld eight times by state and Federal courts. A congressional committee concluded in 1978 that a was the killer but that he May have had help before or after the assassination from a St. Louis based group of bigots the committee did not find any government involvement. William Pepper the Kings lawyer told the jury that Jowers 73. Was part of a conspiracy involving the mafia and Federal agents to kill King because of his opposition to the Vietnam War and plans for a huge March on Washington. See King Page al2 Rubinstein turns attention to daughters health by Daniel Borunda the Brownsville Herald embattled City manager Carlos Rubinstein had More important things on his mind wednesday than the 30-Day paid leave of absence City commissioners handed him a Day earlier. When asked what he would be doing for the next month Rubinstein answered a i plan on concentrating on Jenny. What More is Jenny la is the City managers youngest daughter. She was hospitalized with an intestinal ailment tuesday night even As the Brownsville City commission voted unanimously to impose the 30-Day suspension which Rubinstein a supporters say will serve As a Cooling off period for tensions Between him and the commission. Mayor Blanca Sanchez Vela said after tuesdays meeting that Rubinstein might end up deciding to find another Job. Rubinstein said that he often gets Job offers but that he Isnit looking for work at the moment. A it really is in the hands of whatever decision i make 30 Days from now a he said from a Telephone in his daughter s Hospital room. A the does no to have to seek another Job because he has a Rubinstein s attorney Ernesto Gamez said a this gives the City time to consider their actions and recognize they have a Good Rubinstein May be asked to return to work after the suspension or the commission could vote to remove Jim. Since the suspension can serve As the 30-Day notice required prior to termination. Assistant City manager in an Welker takes Over As City manager during the Rubinstein s absence. Vela cited a communication breakdown As one of the reasons for the Effort to remove Rubinstein. See City Page ai2 x 00001 a Abby .c3 amusements. C3 calendar.a4 classified c5 comics .c4 Community a4 editorial.a10 entertainment .85 Horoscope c3 obituaries .a6 stocks.b6 visit our web site at Eldon Pedro says a Send a reporter to Palm Boulevard there s a Bunch of people wearing Black and carrying crosses. I think its a protest Over the City manager Don Pedro exclaimed As he rushed into the newsroom. A relax the City editor said a ifs a precession by the oblate. They re celebrating the arrival of missionaries to Brownsville 150 years a a huh. No wonder i did no to see or Felly out there with a Donkey the Don said and out to spread gossip elsewhere he went. I Kwit iwo a ill inside a Graves moved Page a3 j Gene therapy Page by a science City Page b12 a millennium bashes Page cd stung used car dealers crackdown results in four arrests 40 citations by Emma Perez Trevino the Brownsville Herald seven government agencies joined forces wednesday for a sting operation that netted four arrests and 40 citations at used car dealerships around Brownsville. The number of citations is expected to climb As authorities say continue a crackdown on unlicensed car dealers. Dubbed a operation Coyote a the action is being spearheaded by the Texas department of transportation and the Auto task Force of the Cameron county tax assessor collector. The sheriffs department the Texas comptrollers criminal investigation division the Texas Auto theft prevention authority the Texas department of Public safety and the . Border patrol Are also participating in the operation. The investigators hit the ground running wednesday around 8 30 . Two hours into the operation 22 citations were issued at Auto Lex motors 2615 International blvd., a business owned by Enrique Martinez jr., who Wasny to present at the time. In addition the investigators removed paper License plates on the vehicles that prompted the citations. A the idea is to get the word out that we Are not going to tolerate the Sale of used cars without a state License a tax assessor collector Tony Yzaguirre said. A we mean business. Its not fair to licensed dealers who have to spend a lot of Money to be in operation a Yzaguirre said at the site on International Boulevard. As investigators visited More businesses citations were issued in see sting Page a12 Joe Hermosa the Brownsville Herald clockwise from top a Cameron county sheriffs Deputy checked a vehicle identification number wednesday on a used car at . Auto needs on South most Road a sheriffs Deputy issued a citation to Ruben Garza of . Auto needs sheriffs deputies discussed the sting with Texas department of transportation investigators

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