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Kerrville Times (Newspaper) - May 26, 1991, Kerrville, Texas NewsBeat HCmutlle latin Stotwa May 26 iwi 2A World Japans rice ban lift seen as global impact TOKYO AP Japans most powerful business group has urged the government to end the countrys long refusal to allow rice imports in order to help restart crucial global trade talks Japanese businessmen fear a protectionist backlash by the United States and Europe if their country fails to open up the domestic rice market On Friday the Federation of Economic Organizations Kei danrcn adopted a resolution pressing the government to al low rice imports to restart the stalled Uruguay Round of talks held under the General Agree ment on Tariffs and Trade It was the first time that a major economic organization has broken with the govern ment to call for liberalization on the rice issue Kurdish town reviving with Allied personnel DOHUK Iraq AP More allied military personnel arrived today to help rebuild this shat tered northern provincial capital where thousands of Kurdish re fugees were returning from mountain camps Securing Dohuk 25 miles south of the Turkish border is a major step toward completing the monthold allied operation to encourage hundreds of thou sands of Kurds to return to their homes The work force of 92 sol diers that arrived today were from the United States Britain France and the Netherlands They included military police electricians and other techni cians said Navy Lt Katy Wright a spokeswoman for the allied effort at Incirlik base in Turkey UN begins evacuating workers from Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia AP The United Nations began evacuating its employees and their families from this be sieged capital today as fear of civil unrest heightened Israeli officials said their airlift of Ethiopian Jews was complete Entrean rebels captured Ethiopias secondlargest city Asmara but Tigrean insurgents today appeared to be holding themselves in check on the out skirts of Addis Ababa pending peace talks scheduled to open Monday in London An estimated depen dents and employees of 16 agencies were being air lifted to Nairobi the capital of neighboring Kenya in char tered aircraft beginning today Nation Bush resting during Maine vacation KENNEBUNKPORT Maine AP President Bush is en joying a great Memorial Day weekend as he relaxes boat ing and golfing at his vacation home the first break hes had since he was stricken three weeks ago with an overactive thyroid After arriving here on Friday afternoon Bush wasted little time quickly getting out on his 28foot for a spin on the Atlantic Ocean The president was expected to play golf today Bush is spending most of five days here relaxing and recuperating Secret proposals key to MidEast peace talk WASHINGTON AP Undisclosed proposals by Sec retary of State James A Baker III could clear the final roadb locks to a Mideast peace con ference Israeli sources say Described as fallback positions they deal with a Un ited Nations role in ArabIsraeli negotiations and whether the peace conference could be re convened if the two sides deadlock The sources declining to be identified further said Friday the proposals were acceptable to Jerusalem but that it was not known yet whether the Arab slates would go along Exxon withdraws guilty pleas In Valdez case ANCHORAGE Alaska AP Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping Co withdrew guilty pleas they had entered under an Exxon Valdez oilspill settle ment that collapsed District Judge H Russel Holland had given the compa nies until Friday to decide whether to withdraw their four guilty pleas to misdemeanor pollution charges The pleas were part of a million criminal agreement reached with the federal government in March and rejected by Holland last month Kuwaiti bureaucracy delays postwar repair NEW YORK AP Cost estimates for rebuilding Kuwait have fallen to as low as billion from more than billion and political gridlock has slowed the pace of work and frustrated Western business executives Officials who have visited the region said Friday that an intractable Kuwaiti bureaucracy combined with internal political squabbling has delayed critical work repairing the warravaged nations infrastructure In the private sector shor tages of basic supplies such as water electricity and hotel rooms have hampered efforts by Western companies to make contacts and sign contracts the officials said Landon home after blood clot surgery LOS ANGELES AP Michael Landon returned to his 10acre Malibu ranch after be ing hospitalized for four days with a blood clot in his leg Landon looking thin and pale checked out of Cedars Sinai Medical Center on Friday The 54yearold actor and writer disclosed last month that he has inoperable cancer of the liver and pancreas About 70 people fans pa tients and a throng of camera men showed up to docu ment the departure Landon didnt speak to reporters but told one fan Thanks for your Western markets agree to lower export limits BOSTON AP The Un ited States and 16 Western all ies have agreed to reduce ex port controls on computers and other hightech equipment sold to East Bloc countries the White House says The relaxed controls will al low formerly communist gov ernments in Poland Czechoslo vakia and Hungary to import more advanced technology equipment from the West It also will allow the Soviet Un ion to upgrade its telephone system with modern equipment the government said Friday OffBeat El Paso man markets wars Patriot Sand EL PASO Texas AP A patriotic idea popped into bu sinessman Pete Bores head and now this West Texas city could benefit from the efforts of Mr Florcs markets Patriot Sand founded when he and his brother went to an area Bores said was a testing site for Pat riot missiles They brought home some sand boxed it in tourounce portions and put icd while and blue labels on them The label reads Save this Patriot Sand as a reminder ol the value oi peace on Earth for the future generations And as a symbol of gratitude for our armed forces who fought so valiantly in Operation Desert Bores said he developed the concept as he watched Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf bottle some sand from a Kuwaiti beach on television Requests have increased tor Patriot Sand since Flores showed the marketing tool to triends at home and people in other states The Patriot Sand sells lor and is designed to promote El Pasi and the role Fort Bliss placd in the war Flores said Weathervane Thunderstorms hit Texas By The Associated Press The weather in West Texas eased into a calm while thunderstorms and showers continued to soak South and North Texas today Overnight storms moved eastward from the West today Skies were still mostly cloudy in the eastern Panhandle and low rolling plains but mostly clear elsewhere in the region with readings ranging from the 50s to low 60s An upper level disturbance triggered thunderstorms over the extreme northwestern corner of North Texas today producing an outrush of cool airk a gust front that later triggered the thunderstorms that developed over north Central Texas Peasize hail was spotted today in Palo Pinto County near Possum Kingdom and in Parker County near Springtown as the storms moved eastward Heavy rain and wind gusts to 35 miles an hour were also reported as temperatures hovered in the 60s and 70s Extended forecast Hill Country and South Central Texas mostly cloudy late nights and early mornings Partly cloudy afternoons Chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms Highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s Lows in the low 70s Saturday OMWW0M BW W M num SaP AncnOfAQt MiMnW Atlanta Viand tor HI Lo PTC LOV WwOTOT si II 74 a Balllmora Mlkvri BMcn MKttndOdMM MpfcStPaul NMhvM NawOriaant NawYomClry NortofcVa NOfffl rMW OkMlwmiCty Onvlia Orlando 85 85 ufTjte Caujar FtatotahDurnwn nMnmond StLouh DOlMFt Worth cdy San Antonio San DaaMoinM Mrolt Dufuth Sunday Sunrise Sunset Honolulu Houston Indlanapolto JaoXionvlto 10 83 72 66 43 San Santa Fa SI Sta Saattla Shravaport SkxjxFaH Spokane SyracuM TampaSt Rnbg Topaki Tueaon Tuka Wtehtt WMiaaBarra S3 71 66 61 0 83 56 02 74 66 M 74 74 12 71 66 67 71 56 17 3 64 01 76 61 64 73 100 76 66 66 91 71 63 46 06 67 68 64 63 71 47 62 49 69 66 96 86 86 72 09 81 60 92 73 69 86 79 81 69 78 14 78 m 73 SO 07 60 47 36 84 70 88 79 86 64 36 89 66 34 91 76 XI 80 64 98 60 61 66 88 68 70 82 61 64 68 02 86 67 m National Tamparatura Extramai High Friday 106 at Laughlln Nav Low Saturday 30 at Qunnlton Colo m mltalng Information Continued from page 1A opened WhatReDonna does is really up to her own imagination She does not follow any specific pattern when putting her wreaths together although the idea originally came to her about three years ago from an arts and crafts magazine ReDonna is quick to share cre dit with her 20yeardold daughter Shelby who tied bows on over 300 wreaths While her art form cannot necessarily be traced directly back to the Germans the use of natural fruits and spices is reminiscent of the German style It is basically a real simple backtobasics craft The old Ger man way is to use what you Memorial Continued from page 1A During Thursdays discussion Precinct 3 Commissioner Glenn Holekamp questioned destroying the fountain without written permis sion from the Auld family How many people are going to be calling me because we destroyed this memorial out here Im not sure I want those phone calls at mid Holekamp said adding that he was not opposed to putting the memorial on the courthouse square Pat Auld said Friday she did not have a problem with the placement of the war memorial on the base of the fountain Its she said They can disassemble the fountain and use the Auld said she will be present at Saturday evenings ceremony at the courthouse square to help kick off a fundraiser for the war memorial Sen Phil Gramm will be the special guest at the ceremonies to help begin the raising of almost for the memorial Quilt show at River Hills Mall THE KERRVILLE QUILT GUILD is holding its annual show and sale through Monday at River Hills Mall Hanging the quilts were from left Sally Hall guild president Betty Bills assistant show chairman Joy Morris guild vice president and Zola Woodward cochairman of the quilt boutique Clarification Tuesdays edition of the Ker rville Daily Times reported that 1991 valedictorian David Abies would be the first Tivy graduate to attend Harvard University in the fall Since then the Times has learned that at least one other Tivy graduate has attended Harvard Gary Priour founder of Hill Coun try Youth Ranch and a 1965 Tivy graduate attended Harvard and graduated cum laude in 1969 with a degree in English literature In appreciation to my friends and relatives for all the cards flowers phone call and pray ers during my recent illness Your thoughtfulness and sup port have touched my heart Thank You God Bless You Janie R Lopez Lawrenceville Georgia OPEN MONDAY Joes MEATLOAF Sauce To celebrate Memorial Day FREE CAKE with every meal served all day long Joes Jefferson Street Cafe 1UU1 Jeiteisoii in the Historic Compmette Home2572929 Timei Photo bv Ken Schmidt PAUL GLASSE stirkes a tune on the mandolin at the Kerrville Folk Festival Friday night The festival runs through June 9 at Quiet Valley Ranch on Texas 16 south of Kerrville Continued from page 1A Brown harassed Schroeder by assigning her lots of work with short Brown who was contacted Satur day morning said he could not com ment on the lawsuit I really would rather not com ment until I had a chance to read he said In the suit Schroeder seeks ex emplary damages reinstatement to her former position compensation for lost wages from Feb 26 to date of reinstatement and the cost of court and attorney fees The city was paying Schroeder annually with full benefits before she was fired Schroeder became Kerrvilles first staff attorney in March 1990 Up to that time she served as assis tant city attorney for six years As assistant city attorney she worked interchangeably with former city attorney Tom Terrell When she became part of the city staff council members said they hoped the move would be more economical for the city and would be an easy transition because of Schroeders experience OAK TBEELIFE Live Oak Wilt Prevention Treatment Vascular Root Trunk Injection As Practiced by Texas A Your TrM A Blfl Hufl Jim Rediker 5122578871 FMEB ESTIMATES Scenic Hills Nursery flt Landscape Your Hearing Care Professionals Beltone More Than Just A Hearing Aid THt SOUNDS Of Lift If you are a hearing aid user without professional and quality service you are invited to take advantage of Beltones facilities and licensed expert staff Most of the services performed on the spot are at CHARGE regardless of the make of the aid Batteries are GUARANTEED Annual Hearing Tests a must when there is a hearing loss are at NO CHARGE Isnt it nice to know that Beltone is here Call Today of Kerrville 1006 Junction Hwy Next to Social Security 8951020 ;