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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, October 17, 2000 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3 A Obituaries JOHNSON Sharon Alice Johnson, born March 21,1948 in New Braunfels, Texas lost her long and brave battle with cancer Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000. Sharon enjoyed life, the arts and a good glass of wine. She loved nature and was at home both in Big Bend and her back yard tending to her garden. Sharon always thought of her friends’ needs before hers. Family and friends will sorely miss her. She is survived by her mother, Alice Johnson, sister Lois MULRENIN Bernard Keith Mulrenin (Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.) age 75 of Canyon Lake, Texas passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in New Braunfels, Texas. He was bom Nov. 5, 1924, in Joplin, Mo., to Paul and Blanche (George) Mulrenin. He married Jacqueline Sue McNeil on Jan. 27, 1946, at St. Basil Church in Vallejo, Calif. He served in the U.S. military for more than 26 years, including the U.S. Marine Corp in WWII and retired from the U.S. Army in 1975 as a Lt. Col. in the Medical Corp. He served during WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars; served combat in I wo Jima and other South Pacific Islands. Mr. Mulrenin graduated in 1951 from San Jose State College, San Jose, Calif., with a BA degree in Psychology. In 1960, he graduated from Armed Forces Language Institute, Monterey, Calif., to study the Russian language and was fluent in it. He graduated in 1962 from Command and General Staff College of the U.S. Army, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He resided with his wife, Jackie, on Canyon Lake Island at Canyon Lake since his retirement in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Mulrenin of Canyon Lake, Texas; brother Paul Phillip Mulrenin of Land-O-Lakes, Florida; sisters Margaret Fricano of Jacksonville, Florida; Anne Bell Trunnell of Ft. Washington, Maryland; Mary Agnus Hinchey of Tampa, Florida; mother-in-law Inez McNeil of Vallejo, Calif.; sisters-in-law Bennie Lou Bladen of Ocean View, HI; and Nancy Kehoe of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; nephews William Keith Bladen of Sacramento, Calif.; Alfred Jack Bladen of Tualatin, Oregon; niece, Kimberley Clarke Yankauskas of Atlanta, Georgia. He was precided in death by his parents and by one sister, Vera Browning in 1986. Graveside services and interment with full military honors will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice-New Braunfels, 613 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130 or to Goodwill Industries, c/o Development Office, 406 W. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78207. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake CLINE Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Chapel of the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Mrs. Hildegard Marckwdt,,A*mke Cline, Burial will follow in the Marckwardt plot at Comal Cemetery. Mrs. Cline passed away early Saturday morning at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston at the age of 84. Bom Feb. 25, 1916, the daughter of Alfred and Lottie Marckwardt, she was a descendent of a pioneer Comal County family and resided in Comal County and New Braunfels for more than 25 years before moving to Houston in 1943. She lived the rest of her life in the Houston area, serving as a homemaker and property manager. Mrs. Cline’s great-grandparents, Peter and Wilhelmina Marckwardt, immigrated from Germany in 1852 and settled west of New Braunfels in an area that now borders IH-35. Mrs. Cline is survived by a son, Kenneth Armke and wife, Brenda, of New Braunfels; three daughters, JoAnn Armke of Encinitas, Calif.; Mrs. Karen Cureton and husband, ‘ Russell’,1 'of Dickinson, 3[exas; and Mrs. Vicki Dieringer and husband, Bill, of The Woodlands, Texas; three grandsons, Kenneth Armke II and wife, Angela, of Wilmington, NC.; Keegan Armke of New Braunfels; and Daniel Dieringer of The Woodlands, Texas; one great-grandson,    Jonathan Roybal-Armke of Wilmington, N.C.; and one nephew, Robert Marckwardt and wife, Joyce, of Canyon Lake. Mrs. Cline was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Cline, and by her two brothers, Harold Marckwardt and Hamilton. Marckwardt, both lifelong residents of Comal County. Pallbearers will include Bill Dieringer, Pete Bryson, Shawn Cureton, Keegan Armke, Robert Marckwardt and Daniel Dieringer. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New BraunfelsClinton meets with Arafat, Barak McClendon, brother Rodger Johnson, brother-in-law Hugh McClendon, and her nieces and nephews. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials are given in Sharons name to the Christopher House Hospice and to the Breast Cancer Society. Memorial Services will be officiated by Pastor Brian Peterson, I p.m.. Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 6420 Hart Ln. Austin, Texas. Briefs About 500 attend Briscoe funeral UVALDE (AP) —Former Texas first lady Janey Slaughter Briscoe, who was credited by the former governor for his political successes, was remembered by her grandchildren as their religious mentor. “She was an incredible Christian force, and she gave each of us a Bible,” Dolph Briscoe IV said Sunday as about 500 people crowded a Uvalde funeral home. The wife of former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr., she died Thursday at San Antonio’s University Hospital, where the children’s cancer center bears her name. She was 76. 'Tony the l iger wins over Exxon WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court stayed out of a cat fight involving two well-known cartoon trademarks: cereal-maker Kellogg Co.’s Tony the Tiger and the old Exxon “Put a Tiger in Your Tank” ad campaign. The court, without comment Monday, let stand a lower court ruling that Kellogg did not wait too long before trying to stop Exxon Mobil Corp. from using its own cartoon tiger. That means Kellogg’s trademark lawsuit can go to trial in Tennessee. By Terence Hunt AP White House Correspondent SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) — In an atmosphere of high tension and mistrust, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met warily at an emergency summit aimed at halting bloody clashes in the Mideast. Hours of talks yielded no cease-fire agreement by early Tuesday, despite President Clinton’s admonition that “We cannot afford to fail.” Clinton met with Arafat and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak until past I a.m. Then Clinton conferred with Barak. The White House refused to characterize the talks, although Israeli officials were downbeat. “I’m not going to say we’re optimistic or pessimistic,” said Jake Siewert, the president’s ARAFAT CLINTON press secretary. “We’re working.” Clinton was expected to meet again with Arafat, but it was not clear when that would occur. The marathon talks, lasting well past 14 hours, prompted the president to extend his stay into Tuesday morning, rather than departing on Monday night as planned. Siewert acknowledged that tempers flared earlier in the day during a meeting of foreign ministers. “I gather it was a bit heated,” he said. “But that’s the exception, not the rule here. There may have been some heated rhetoric but none of epithets I’ve seen reported.” Siewert said there were no eruptions in any of Clinton’s meetings. “People have been straightforward, focused on solutions and not finger-pointing,” Siewert said. “They’re focused on substance and there’s a BARAK lot of substantive issues to work through,” Siewert said. “Just going to keep at it.” He said the timing of Clinton’s return to Washington was undecided. “We haven’t made a plan for after this,” he said as Clinton conferred with Barak. The main hangup was Arafat’s insistence for an international fact-finding commission to assess the causes of the violence, an Israeli official said. Israel says it will only accept a panel led by the United States, its closest ally. Barak, meanwhile, insisted on a halt to Palestinian attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians and the re-arrest of extremists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements who were released this past week. He has called for the Palestinian media to stop its calls for further attacks against Israel. Search for USS Cole attackers continues By Brian Murphy Associated Press Writer ADEN, Yemen (AP) —Yemeni security forces on Monday interrogated dozens of port workers and others —* including the head of the company that services U.S. warships — as divers struggled to retrieve more bodies from the mangled USS Cole wreckage where 17 Americans died last week. The chief of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. Tommy Franks, toured the listing destroyer on Monday to offer support to the crew, exhausted after battling all weekend to keep their badly damaged ship from sinking: In the United States, 13 injured sailors were released from a Virginia hospital by Monday afternoon, and more were expected to follow. * ■ But in Aden, “the port city where apparent suicide bombers attacked the Cole on Thursday, the focus was on identifying those behind the blast. Ahmed al-Mansoob, general manager of the A!-Mansoob Commercial Group that provides food, supplies and garbage pickup to the U.S. warships, was released Monday after two days of questioning. The two crew members of the garbage barge assigned to the Cole were also brought in and later freed. Al-Mansoob would not speak to reporters. But Abdullah Al-Khalaqi, marketing director for the Yemeni company, denied any connection to the attack last week that killed 17 American sailors. “No one here is an extremist,” he said in an office filled with caps, mugs and notes of thanks from visiting U.S. ships. “Most of our employees are relatives,” said al-Khalaqi. “For others, we rely on word of mouth to see if someone is a good man.” Several people remained in a highly guarded camp on Aden’s outskirts, but it was unclear whether they were considered suspects in the explosion that tore a 40-by-40-foot hole in the destroyer. Yemen now considers the blast “a premeditated criminal act,” according to SABA, the official Yemeni news agency, a reversal of an earlier position and a crucial boost to the investigation. Yemeni President Ah Abdullah Saleh’s backing is vital for FBI agents and other U.S. terrorism experts to work closely with Yemeni authorities. Saleh met with Franks to review military cooperation and evidence gathered by Yemeni security forces, SABA said. “The president expressed his deep regret and sorrow for this criminal act against our country and against the United States of America,” the agency added. Shuttle astronauts attach docking port CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two spacewalking astronauts working with a crewmate inside shuttle Discovery attached a new docking port to the international space station on Monday. The clearances were tight, and Jeff Wisoff and Michael Lopez-Alegria floated alongside the space station, calling out instructions, as Koichi Wakata gently nudged the docking port into place with the space shuttle’s robot arm. “Wow. This is just outstanding,” one of the spacewalkers said when it was over. “Definitely,” was the reply. It was the second and final space station piece to be installed during the 240-mile-high construction mission. An aluminum framework holding antennas and motion-control devices was attached to the station on Saturday and wired up by another pair of spacewalkers on Sunday. Wisoff and Lopez-Alegria encountered problems as soon as they floated out the hatch. At first, their power drills wouldn’t loosen the four latches holding down the docking port in Discovery’s cargo bay. “Who’s scripting this, anyway?” one of them asked. Once the latches were freed, Japanese astronaut Wakata lifted the 2,700-pound docking port on the end of Discovery’s robot arm and positioned it on the space station. The spacewalkers, one on each side, sounded like moving men as they advised Wakata during the final I 1/2 feet: Go in 3 inches, pitch up I degree, turn one-quarter of a degree to the left. The spacewalkers' eyes proved invaluable. A short circuit knocked out a camera on the end of the robot arm Saturday. On the Net: NASA: Click on httpV/spaceflight. Texas AG warns consumers about tires AUSTIN (AP) — A spot check by state officials has found that some recalled Bridgestone/ Firestone tires are being sold in the Houston area. Texas Attorney General John Comyn warned retailers Monday against selling unsafe tires. “Anyone offering recalled tires for sale in Texas is subject to action by my office,” Cornyn said. He urged consumers to question retailers about tires they are purchasing and to contact his agency if anyone attempts to sell them recalled tires. The recalled tires being sold in Houston were impounded, Comyn said. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced in August it was recalling 6.5 million Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires used primarily on Ford’s light trucks and sport utility vehicles, including Ford’s best-selling Explorer. The tires were pulled from the market because they could suddenly lose their tread. The bad tires have been linked to 101 traffic deaths in the United States and dozens more abroad. CORNYN On the Net: Texas Attorney General’s Office: National Highway Traft'ic Safety Administration: German report: Milosevic stashed money BERLIN (AP) — Ousted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic funneled more than $100 million into foreign accounts and was involved in drug trafficking, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency charged Monday. Milosevic, his family and associates have repeatedly been accused of corruption and enriching themselves through state-con-trolled companies during his 13-year rule of Yugoslavia, which collapsed in the face of protests in Belgrade this month. BRIDGE TO THE NATIONS BIBLE INSTITUTE is pleased to announce Dr. James Engelmann as guest speaker for Fall Lecture.Series Thursday, October 19, 2000 at UAM Friday, October 20, 2000 at UAM Dr. Englemann is renowned for his work in the field of science, chemistry and mathematics. He has appeared on the Today Show, and PBS broadcasts, and is active in Christian and community service. He is currently a professor at International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Englemann is lecturing on Ratur.a[iS.m^..fryQ.lytiQn, and Creation:    The false thesis of naturalism and humanism and why they exploit science to validate their position. * For additional information or directions, please call Beatrice Gonzales at (830) 627-7779. 444 E. 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