New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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DEAR ABBY: I’m sure you opened the floodgates when you asked your readers for their definition of either a lousy or a great lover. I have always thought there should be a school to teach people how to be great lovers. There are so few of them around. A lady is lucky indeed to run into one and truly blessed to be married to one.
Your definition that a lousy lover is hurried, selfish and inconsiderate was right on, but the list also should include being insensitive, having poor hygiene, poor verbal skills and unwilling to give more than he gets, etc. I hope you print some of the responses you get. It will be interesting to see what your readers have to say on the subject.
BEBE IN LA MIRADA, CALIF.
DEAR BEBE: I certainly hit a nerve when I asked the question because the responses are still pouring in. I had no idea so many women (and men) would have so much to say on the subject Read on:
DEAR ABBY: A good lover, male or female, is one who is teachable.
SUZANNE IN PHOENIX
DEAR ABBY: In an interview, the actor Ricardo Montanan was asked, “What is a great lover?” He replied, “A great lover is someone who can satisfy one woman her entire lifetime and be satisfied with one woman his entire lifetime. It is not someone who goes from woman to woman; any dog can do that.”
PATRICK IN NASHVILLE
DEAR ABBY: Great lovers have the same qualities both in and out of bed — they just manifest them differently in public (fortunately). They are chronically kind, have an incredible memory for what you like, touch you often, aren’t in a rush, welcome new ideas, never fall asleep without saying, “I love you” and treat you like the most beautiful woman in the world even if in reality. ym'J£.ASL
LUCKY WIFE IN LA JOLLA DEAR ABBY: A good lover is a person who takes into consideration the needs of the other person. He is unselfish and wants to satisfy his partner. He’s always patient and
takes his time when he is making love. A good lover makes every effort to find out what his partner wants and then he fulfills those needs. A good lover is gentle and caring with his partner. He gives soft touches, gentle caresses and sweet kisses in all the right spots. He also is passionate and honest. I was very fortunate to fall in love with a fabulous lover.
CRAZY IN LOVE IN RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
DEAR ABBY: I never thought I’d ever have a chance at a great lover. However, at 65, I’ve been lucky enough to meet him. He is trustworthy in all things, not just sex; he wants to please and provide happiness in my life; he’s able to control his own sexuality and brings us ultimately to even higher heights. By the way, my guy is in his late 70s. P.S. I completely agree with your definition of a lousy lover. Been there — had that!
SEXY LADY IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS
DEAR ABBY: A lover who looks a woman in the eyes and tells her how beautiful she is and how much he loves her is a good lover. But what really makes it or breaks it, in my opinion, is if after all the afterglow fades — can you talk to each other? I am only 28 years old, but I am sophisticated enough to know that sex is only a bonus. A good friendship is a lifetime commitment. I have a man who talks with me. We have a wonderful sex lite, but”TF TaVTnorelo" do with how “liappy Wr&*"--~'WTr6w Technically proficient we are. Abby, feel free to edit this and you are welcome to print my name. I want my Edward to know that he’s a good lover because he cares.
NORMA JEAN BARON, PLAINSBORO, NJ.
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The sheriffs office also is waiting on confirmation from Spokane authorities that Miller used a .38 caliber, semi-automatic pistol in the standoff.
That weapon would match the type of weapon taken in a burglary this year in which Miller was a suspect, Koepp said.
“From the information we received, the standoff didn’t surprise me,” he said. “He’s desperate. I’m glad he didn’t hurt the child. He had relatives in Missouri but as far as Washington, I don’t know why he would go in that direction.”
Man who killed three with hammer put to death
By MICHAEL GRACZYK
Associated Press Writer
HUNTSVILLE (AP) Condemned triple-murderer Richard Drinkard quietly went to his death, the first of four Texas death row inmates scheduled for execution this week.
Drinkard, 39, was executed Monday evening for using a 16-ounce claw hammer to fatally beat three people more than 11 years ago in Houston.
It was the fourth execution in Texas this month and 12th this year. The pace of executions in the nation’s busiest capital punishment state is accelerating to record levels as long-time inmates exhaust their appeals and revisions in state law seek to limit appeals.
Clarence Lackey, 42, was set for lethal injection this evening for the July 1977 abduction, fatal beating and rape of a Lubbock woman, Diane Kumpf. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an 11th-hour appeal in his case. Similar executions are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
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Bulverde-Spring Branch EMS gamers national grant
Representatives of the Comal County Women’s Center and Comal County Children’s Shelter accepted a check for $1,000 from members of the Springiest *97 Committee. The money was raised at the Cut-A-Thon held recently at the Float Inn. Pictured from left are Rita Kaufmann, Alan Volght, Jane Humphrey, Jack Alves, Polly Plumlee and Kim Reynolds. Felger and Friends played host to the event, with haircuts donated by local stylists, and music was provided by local musicians Blue Sky, Painted Pony and The Flying Zippers.
Koepp said he received at least two reports from local residents who believed they saw a white van in Comal County that police said Miller was driving.
One suspected van, witnesses reported, was driving from Blanco County to Bulverde and a second was driving on Loop 337 near New Braunfels High School.
This past Thursday, Miller did not show up for a child-custody heanng at the Comal County Courthouse.
Miler’s former roommate, who still lives at the Indian Hills residence, was questioned by Bexar County police Monday, Koepp said.
Drinkard was executed for the Nov. 15, 1985, bludgeoning of Lou Ann Anthony, 44; her sister, LaDean •Hendrix, 47, of Caddo, Okla., and Ms. Hendrix’s boyfriend, Jerry Mullens, 43.
Drinkard declined to make a final statement, replying with a simple “No sir” when the prison warden, Morris Jones, asked if he had anything to say.
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Court orators Baptist church to vote on debated minister
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has ordered a small Houston church to hold an election Sunday concerning whether to keep or replace its pastor.
Some church members claim that the Rev. Willie Dunham is hostile and has driven parishioners away from New Corinth Baptist Church.
Monday, District Judge Katie Kennedy ordered the church to hold an election at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Court-appointed officials will prepare the ballots, conduct the election and count the votes.
About 30 church members came to a court hearing to air their complaints that Dunham did not win election in a fair vote last November to determine whether he should be pastor.
Tssn-ager survives 26 hours trapped in automobile
WACO, Texas (AP) — Suspended upside-down from a seatbelt of her overturned car, Alicia Jenkins was trapped — hidden from anxious parents and other searchers on the road above for more than 24 hours.
One of Ms. Jenkins’ arms was pinned behind her back and the roof of her car was crushed. She was ■ rescued arter a jawing letter carrier spotted the wreckage beside a creek.
The 16-year-old is in serious condition today at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center’s intensive care unit.
“I guess God was just smiling down on that little gal,” postal worker Ron Smith told the Waco Tribune-Herald. “I’m just glad I could help.”
Smith alerted authorities Monday and watched as McLennan County sheriff’s deputies and county constable Dewey Holze pulled the Waco-Midway High junior to safety.
Pentagon review could affect Texas defense firms
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton administration’s proposal to pare the nation’s active-duty military by an additional 60,000 jobs is provoking concern among Texans on Capitol Hill.
A congressionally mandated review issued Monday by Defense Secretary William Cohen proposes a reduction of 60,000 active-duty jobs, bringing the force down to 1.36 million. Civilian employment in the military would be slashed by an additional 80,000 jobs, down to 640,000.
“I am not pleased with the force reduction numbers that I am seeing,’’ said Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who sits on the defense appropriations subcommittee. Military manpower “is stretched pretty much to the limit right now,” she said.
House National Security Committee member Solomon Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, also is worried about the proposed manpower cuts. “I think that we are going to jeopardize the readiness of our troops,” he said.
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Added Ortiz: “I don’t think, in my opinion, this is going to fly.”
Cancer doctor to bo retried on single contempt charge
HOUSTON (AP) — After 14 years of investigating a cancer doctor for violating Food and Drug Administration rules, the federal government was headed to the courthouse today armed with a single contempt charge.
The case against Dr Stanislaw Burzynski was suddenly and dramatically slimmed down Monday when U.S. District Judge Sim Lake granted an unusual request from prosecutors and dropped 40 of 41 counts against the physician.
It was a surprise move, considering the federal government’s relentless pursuit of Burzynski that began shortly after the Polish-born doctor opened his Houston-area clinic in 1983.
The remaining count accuses Burzynski of disobeying 1983 and 1984 federal court orders that forbade him from moving his unproven antineoplastons treatment across state lines.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Clark, whose first attempt to convict Burzynski resulted in a hung jury and mistrial in March, refused to say why he wanted the 40 counts dropped.
Property tax committee hits impass in committee
AUSTIN (AP) — Reconciling the differences between two proposals meant to lower local school property taxes has reached impasse in a statehouse conference committee.
The lawmakers can continue discussing differences between the plans — as they have done for the last week. Sen. Chris Harris, R-Arlington, said Monday. Or, he said, they could start looking for a compromise.
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Members of the Bulverde-Spring Branch Volunteer Emergency Ambulance Service were honored Monday by The Prudential Insurance Co. of America for acquiring a portable defibrillator through The Prudential Helping Hearts Program. The squad received $1,930 from Prudential to cover approximately half the cost of the defibrillation unit. The presentation took place at the Bulverde-Spring Branch EMS Building.
The Prudential Helping Hearts Program is a matching grant initiative to help speed the acquisition of portable cardiac defibrillation units by volunteer rescue squads and fire departments. Defibrillators, which administer jolts of electricity to “reset” the hearTsT natural rhythm, have been called one of the most important life-saving inventions of the 20th century.
Christal Hubbard, vice president for investments, and Dennis Hubbard, financial advisor, both for Prudential Securities in San Antonio, addressed squad members to praise
them for their initiative. “Prudential commends you for your tireless efforts to help the residents of your communities,” Christal told the squad members.
“We applaud your selfless volunteerism and are pleased to be able to help you acquire these lifesaving machines,” Dennis said.
Each year, approximately 250,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac failure and die before reaching a hospital, according to the American Heart Association. Studies have shown that on-site defibrillation more than doubles a victim’s chances of survival.
Kicked off in New Jersey on Feb. 14, 1994, the Helping Hearts program has been providing defibrillator grants to volunteer EMS squads in selected states for the past three years. At the end of 1996, nearly 1,000 squads in 13 states had qualified for $2.5 million in grants, and many lives have been saved with machines purchased through the Helping Hearts program. This year, the Prudential Helping Hearts program was expanded nationwide.
Volunteers sought nationwide
AmeriCorps, the national service program is recruiting thousands of men and women to help fulfill the goals of the recent President’s Summit for America’s Future.
The application deadline is June 15. Recruits are sought for VISTA,
The National Civilian Community Corps and other programs designed to help provide two million at-risk youth with basic conditions they need for success by the year 2000.
Anyone interested may call (800) 942-2677.
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