New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
For the Record
Thursday, February 4,1993
Clinton eyes near billion defense cuts
President Clinton wants the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Pentagon’s missile defense program each to trim $2.5 billion or more from the budget President Bush left them for next fiscal year, congressional sources say .Overall, Clinton is calling for cutbacks totaling nearly $11 billion in real defense spending, although the official Pentagon budget number would slice about $8.5 billion from Bush’s blueprint, from $267.8 billion to $259.3* billion.
Bullock says mail light on schools
One person apparently not bothered by the school finance morass is Lt Gov. Bob Bullock’s postman. Bullock said Tuesday his mail has been running light on the most weighty issue facing lawmakers during the regular legislative session that started Jan. 12. “I haven’t had but about 125 letters on education this session. Maybe that’s the reason that there’s not the sense of urgency so much,” Bullock said. The Texas Supreme Court has given the Legislature until June I to come up with a constitutional plan to equalize school funding among property-poor and property-rich school districts.
Court overrules UIL over-19 age rule
The 3rd Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision that allowed two 19-year-olds to play high school football despite a University Interscholastic League rule against 19-year-old players.
Bruce Buchanan, of the Austin Independent School District, and Phillip Bomar, of the Dallas Independent School District, both were allowed to play football as 19-year-olds after a lower court granted an injunction against the UIL’s over-19 rule. The rule was created to avoid injuries which might result if younger, less developed high school students were required to compete against older youths, UIL officials said,
Buchanan and Bomar both repeated two grades due to learning disabilities, causing them to turn 19 before their senior years in high school.The district court ruled that Buchanan and Bomar were discriminated against due to their learning handicaps.
Couple faces problems of lottery win
Immediately after Jim and Linda York of Fort Worth won $3 million in the Lotto Texas two months ago, thev were bombarded with requests for money, sometimes by total strangers.
They have moved to a 26-acre ranch to get away from other people wanting a share of their wealth. Mrs. York asked reporters not to divulga their new address, or even which direction they drove in leaving Fort Worth.“It’s a safety valve,'” Mrs. York she said. “I don’t want to be hassled by anybody. I want to enjoy my money.”
After winning, the couple traveled to Austin, where they were handed a check for $136,000 and told that for the next 19 years they will receive annual checks of $121,000 after taxes.FORECAST
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Comal families honored at Austin ceremony
Specht's Ranch, Soechting Properties given TDA award
Owners of Specht's Ranch and Soechting Properties of Comal Counties were recently honored by the Texas Department of Agriculture for continuous agricultural production for IOO years or more.
The TDA honored 85 farm and ranch families from 50 counties at the agency's 19th Family Land Heritage Program ceremony on Jan. 15 in Austin. The program recognizes properties that have been in continuous agricultural production for IOO years or more.
Agriculture Commissioner Ride Perry awarded each qualifying farm or ranch a Family Land Heritage Certificate recognizing its achievement.
Raymond and Trudy Soechting received the award for Soechting Properties, and Roland Anderson and Brenda Lindemann received the award for Specht's Ranch.
“Above all else, Texas farmers and ranchers are a race of survivors. And the stories represented by today's honorees are a testament to their endurance,” said Peny.
“Since the program began in 1974, the Texas Department of Agriculture has honored 2,749 families for their tenacity in hold
ing on to the land. Their stories have not only been the histoiy cf agriculture but the history of Texas.”
Anderson said he and his wife The.hna have owned the property since 1939, and currently live alone on the ranch.
Anderson said the land originally belonged to his great-great-grandfather, who originally bought the property in 1870.
Anderson said two of his chil dren, Guy Wayne Anderson and Brenda Lindeman currently also live on the property, and one daughter Julia Mudd lives off of the property.
The Soechtings were not available for comment Wednesday.
Bob Green, a Shackelford County randier and West Texas historian, delivered the ceremony’s keynote speech.
Erin O’Keefe, FFA chapter president at Austin’s Lanier High School, delivered the invocation.
The oldest property inducted this year was the Belen of La Sacatosa-Luriano Canales Ranch in Starr County, founded in 1836 by Antonio Canales and Maria Rita Pena de Canales.
Mr. and Mrs. Luciano Canales III are the fifth generation to own
Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry p-esents Roland Anderson and Brenda Lindemann with a Family Land Heritage certificate of recognizing Specht's Ranch of Comal County for more than a century of continuous agricultural production during the Texas Department of Agriculture's 19th Family Heritage program in Austin.
the property. Their ranch was the first in Starr County to quality for the Family Land Heritage Program.
Properties in Glasscock, Motley and Scurry counties were also recognized for the first time this year. Stephens County had the
most honorees with five applicants who qualified.
Short biographies of the families will be published in the biannual Family Land Heritage Registry, a source of information for genealogists and historians.
The application period for the
Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Lester Jones, 74, who died at Kirkwood Manor on Wednesday Feb. 3,1993.
Cleofas Bar boza Sanchez
Mrs. Cleo Barbola Sanchez, 97, of New Braunfels died Wednesday Feb. 3,1993.
A rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral
Services are IO &.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Church with interment to follow in the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery. Her body will lie in state until 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel.
Names in the News
Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — F. Lee Bailey has taken on some tough cases as a defense lawyer. Now he will tty to clear the name of the doctor who set the broken leg of President Lincoln’s assassin.
Samuel A Mudd was convicted by an Army court in 1865 as a conspirator in the plot to kill
Lincoln. He was sentenced to life in prison, but was freed in 1869. Bailey, who represented Patty Hearst at her bank robbery trial, will defend Mudd in a modi trial Feb 12 — Lincoln’s birthday — at the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. The Mudd case has always been an enigma,” Bailey said. “Ifs long been a
question in American jurisprudence whether he got a fair trial ."Mudd’s descendants have waged a long battle to erase the conviction, arguing—as will Bailey — that Mudd did not know assassin John Wilkes Booth well before the shooting and was not involved in any conspiracy.
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20th certification program will begin March 15 and run through Aug. 15 of this year. Applications or information requests about the program should be addressed to Family Land Heritage, Texas Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711.
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Suicide victim's survivors need right comfort
DEAR ABBY: After a recent suicide in our family, I would like to let your readers know what helps a survivor of this tragedy:
A call immediately after the tragedy, but do not drop by unannounced. Telephone first; some may not want visitors. Do not ask for details or jump to any conclusions. If your initial call seems unwelcome, be forgiving and call later.
What is important to the survivors is that you acknowledge the situation and let it be known that you care. Tell the survivors what the person meant to you. Recalling a good (and happy) story will be appreciated.
Don’t tell the survivor how the tragedy could have been prevented, un it makos the survivor feel at fault.
Do not place the blame on anyone.
tat the survivor talk, and be sn attentive listener.
Tell the survivor you ars sorry this happened, that life is sometimes very unfair — but never say, “It’s probably all for the best"; the filmily members of a suicide victim will not be comforted by those words.
lf you can’t make a personal call,
send a note. If you aren’t sure what to eay, “thinking of you" will convey your message adequately.
Do not hesitate to send a belated sympathy card or note if you failed to do so immediately. The survivor will appreciate being remembered even though your message was quite late. The hurt of being ignored is very difficult to forget. I know.
DEAR SURVIVOR! Thank you for some helpful suggestions. Far too often, well-meaning people do nothing following the suicide of a friend or relative because they don't know what to eay.
DEAR ABBY: Three years ago, unknown to me, and at the urging of Borne "friend!," my wife tried rosins. Within months, in a nightmare word* cannot describe, ehe was severely addicted, and thousands of dollars had been spent to support her addiction.
A once gentle and loving wife and mother lied, etole ana tven prostituted herself for cocaine. In a terrifying incident while under the
influence of cocaine, she held me at bay with a loaded pistol, threatening to kill me and the children!
A year later, I was forced to divorce someone I had truly loved, in a failed effort to save my family from financial ruin. Eventually, I lost my home and a medical practice that had taken me years to build, as I helplessly watched a once wonderful person lose her struggle to overcome the addictive power of cocaine.
As s physician, I have seen a lot of human suffering, but nothing can compare to the living death of cocaine addiction.
Abby, please tell your readers that someone who has been there has said, "Don’t even try it!" I am signing my real name, but if you use this letter, please sign me ...
DEAR PHYSICIAN! You are to be commended for coming forward with your aad atory in an effort to eave others from the tragic fata your wife expert snood.
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