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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Saturday, January 18, 2003 — HeralD-Zesti iNG — Page 3AObituaries Bush adviser Rice differs on affirmative action decision SHELTON Mary K. Shelton of New Braunfels, Tfexas, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at her residence at the age of 90 years. Mary was born on Feb. IO, 1912, in Cofeen, 111., to Elmer Charles Bridges and Mamie (DeShane) Bridges. She married Cecil Shelton in Bloomington, 111. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil on Feb. 21, 2000. She is survived by sons, Robert L. Rupp, and wife, Kristi, of San Antonio and Donald D. Rupp, and COFFEY Cleta Faye Coffey passed away Jan. 16, 2003, in Fredericksburg at the age of 91. Mrs. Coffey is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Nina and Ned Pruitt, of Fredricksburg and Margaret and Bob Tarleton, of Universal City; two stepchil-dren, Robert Coffey and his wife, Sylvia, of Fort Worth, Glenna Moore and her husband, Al, of Dallas; seven grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, the HARTMAN Mike Allen Hartman went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, Jan. 16, 2003. Preceded in death by his par-ents, Donna Mae O’Bar, Aubrey O’Bar and Alfred Hartman Jr.; sister, Terri JoAnne Hartman; and brother, Richard Eugene Hartman. Survivors include his wife, Karen (Jo Anne) Hartman; his brother, Russel Edward Hartman; aunts and uncles, Carol and Larry Krauss, Shirley and Nelson Griffin, Barbara and Marvin Smith and Michael Thompson; neices and nephews, Justin, Melissa, Michael, Richard, Mark, Coleman and Nicholas Hartman; and brother-in-law wife, Doris, also of San Antonio; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and niece, Mary Dees, of New Braunfels. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. for visitation. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at ll a.m. at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Cemetery with Mr. Harold Sassman officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Rev. Wayne Cook of Sulpher Springs. Per her wishes, her body will be cremated with a memorial service held Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. in Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Foundation, or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home of Fredericksburg. Beckmann Funeral Home and sister-in-law, David and Colleen Crouch. Mark and Jo Anne were married for IO years and reside in New Braunfels, Texas. Mark was employed as a salesman at GrandeTruck Center. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Schertz Funeral Homw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio with Mr. Mark Abashier, Mr. Everett Hys-ten and Mr. Roy Denton officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are with: Schertz Funeral Home RUIZ .Conception “Connie” Ruiz, age 70, of New Braunfels, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Ruiz was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Roby, Texas, to Antonio Gutierrez and Matilde (Fuentes) Gutierrez. She married Frank Ruiz in 1948 in New Braunfels. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking and worked as a cook for many years at Eden Home. Mrs. Ruiz is survived by her husband, Frank Ruiz of New Braunfels; sons, Guadalupe Ruiz, of San Marcos and Jesus Ruiz, of New Braunfels; brother, Pablo Gutierrez, of Roby, Texas; sisters, Mercedez Gutierrez, of New Braunfels and Maria Martinez of New Braunfels; daughter-in-law, Jamie Ruiz, of Austin; grandchildren, Heather Ruiz, of New Braunfels and Chris Ruiz, and wife, Cynthia, of Germany; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a sister, Julia Salazar, and four brothers, Antonio Gutierrez Jr., Thomas Gutierrez, Jose Gutierrez and Epifanio Gutierrez. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the Holy Family Catholic Church with interment to follow at Comal Cemetery. Public visitation will begin noon Saturday and will continue until 1:30 p.m. Monday when the service departs in procession to the church. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home WASHINGTON (AP) — National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Friday race could be a factor in selecting colleges’ students, embracing a cornerstone of affirmative action that President Bush has avoided. “It is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body,” the president’s most prominent black adviser said in a written statement. The statement distanced Rice from some of the president’s most conservative advisers — and to an extent from Bush’s own position. In a narrowly tailored brief for a Supreme Court case, the president’s lawyers argued Thursday that the University of Michigan’s admissions system fails the constitutional test of equal protection for all and ignores race-neutral alternatives that could boost minority presence on campuses. River Road crossings. The best progress, he said, was now being made in the Horseshoe Falls area. “At the first FM 306 crossing, we have a contractor who really knows what he’s doing,” Wiederhold said. Under the terms of the NRCS contract, the contractor is only guaranteed river access at the bridges and the contractor is looking for river access over private property to further facilitate the work, Wiederhold said. “It’s a long way between those crossings, its his responsibility to find others, and he’s working on it,” Wiederhold said. The Supreme Court could use the Michigan case to review a 25-year-old affirmative action ruling that said quotas were unconstitutional but left room for race being a factor in admissions. While Bush and his lawyers did not address whether race could ever be a consideration, Rice’s statement endorsed that aspect of the landmark 1978 Bakke decision. Rice said she agreed with the president’s position “which emphasizes the need for diversity and recognizes the continued legacy of racial prejudice, and the need to fight for it.” “The president challenged universities to develop ways to diversify their populations fully,” she wrote. In a significant step beyond Bush’s own statements, she added: “I believe that while race-neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a The job is contracted to be completed by the end of March. County Judge Danny Scheel expressed concern. “I frankly expected it to be further along than it is,” Scheel said. “You keep us posted.” County Engineer Tom Homseth acknowledged that there had been delay. Wiederhold said that the cont ractor had asked if the river flow could bt* lowered from its current 250 cubic feet-per-second to 150 or IOO cfs to facilitate bister and safer work in the riverbed. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Manager Jerry diverse student body.” Rice, former provost at Stanford University, made a rare foray into domestic policy when she participated in intense internal debate over the Michigan program, which offers points to minority applicants and sets goals for minority admissions. White House officials said she firmly argued her point to Bush that race could be used as a factor in admissions, though she agreed with his view that the Michigan program went too far. Officials said she did not object to Bush remaining silent on the issue in the brief. They said Rice was stung by a Washington Post story that said she helped convince Bush that favoring minorities was not an effective way of improving diversity on college campuses. Rice discussed the article with Bush, who urged her to go public with her differences, officials said. Brite said it could — if first the Corps ran extra water out of the lake to lower the conservation pool from its current 909.8 feet above mean sea level. Brite said his supervisors would be reluctant to authorize a reduction in flow if it meant building up the flood pool. A week of releasing 1,500 to 2,(XX) cfs would enable three to four weeks of flows at IOO cfs, Brite said. Commissioners Court authorized Precinct I Commissioner Jack Dawson to discuss the matter with the Corps and attempt to work out a draw down of the lake. RIVER/From 1A " V *” v'*‘ VT * - v " * * v *.** v " ' V,‘ ' ’ V " * y “ ' V" ’ V ’ " V *'' VT** vt* * V *,** V,**" v “ ’* V J** * V **J V **.* V ** * V*-* -    ^ I- L. L V ^ A i. 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