Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Supremes leave split on right to bear arms
From Staff and Wire Reports
PECOS, Tuesday, June 11, 2002 -- The Supreme Court let stand the 5th
Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Second Amendment of the Constitution
protects an individual right to keep and bear arms rather than a collective
right or state's right to maintain a militia.
In doing so, it let stand a split in Constitutional law between different
circuits of the federal courts, a situation that the Supreme Court often
addresses, Reeves County Court at Law Judge Walter Holcombe said.
The 5th Circuit opinion was first articulated in U.S. vs. Emerson by
Federal Judge Sam Cummins and later in the case of John Lee Haney, an Oklahoma
man who manufactured two automatic weapons specifically to challenge firearms
laws restricting ownership of such weapons, Amarillo attorney Jeff Tormey
Both cases were originally filed by the Justice Department and argued
under the Clinton Administration's view that the Second Amendment did not
protect any individual right to posses a firearm.
Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft has stated that the Bush Administration
supports the individual right interpretation of the amendment, which left
the Justice Department in an awkward position in regards to the cases.
In both cases the Department had argued for the collective interpretation
at the trial level and on appeal but then had to shift gears and argue
the same case from an individual rights position at the Supreme Court level.
The Department managed to carve out a ledge of support for the federal
laws challenged in the cases by stating that although the Second Amendment
protects individual right, that right, like all rights can be subject to
limited restrictions, just as some First Amendment rights are.
The Administration urged the Supreme Court to reject the appeals in
both cases with this rationale, arguing that in both instances the federal
laws being challenged did not unconstitutionally restrict the individual
right to keep and bear arms.
"In my view, the Emerson opinion, and the balance it strikes, generally
reflects the correct understanding of the Second Amendment," Ashcroft told
prosecutors earlier this year.
"The Supreme Court has dodged the Second Amendment," Amarillo attorney
Jeff Tormey said. "The Court last dealt with the amendment in 1939 and
has consistently declined to revisit it despite numerous opportunities."
"At this point you've got a split between the circuits. The 5th
Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Second Amendment protects
an individual right. Other circuit courts have ruled in favor of the collective
right interpretation," he said.
"Such splits are usually resolved by the Supreme Court," he said.
According to Judge Holcombe the decision has the effect of bolstering
the 5th Circuit decision and the individual right interpretation.
"In effect what the Supreme Court is saying is that the 5th
Circuit was right. If it goes up before the court from another circuit
I would expect the court to affirm the individual right interpretation,"
Former Enterprise publisher Dulaney dies at home
From staff and wire reports
PECOS, Tuesday, June 11, 2002 -- A former Pecos Enterprise Editor and
Publisher died of a heart attack Sunday at his home.
Ken Dulaney, who most recently was publisher of the Big Spring Herald,
died of a heart attack Sunday at his home. He was 60.
Dulaney was editor and publisher of the Pecos Enterprise from 1977 through
"He was a good man and a good man to work for," Pecos Enterprise Senior
Pressman Carlos Nichols said.
"I was sorry to hear of Ken's death," said Ned Cantwell. Cantwell is
vice president of operations for Buckner News Alliance, the parent company
of the Pecos Enterprise. "I wish the best to his family and appreciate
the contribution he made to the Pecos Enterprise," he said.
"He made every day at this newspaper fun," John Moseley, managing editor
of the Herald, said Monday. "I don't think anyone who worked here had a
better friend in the publisher's office."
Dulaney, who worked in the newspaper business for 37 years, began his
career at the Borger News Herald in 1965. He had worked at papers in Richardson,
Garland, Pecos, Tulsa, Pampa and Seguin before first coming to Big Spring
as an advertising sales representative in April 1992.
He was promoted to ad manager, a position he held until April 1996.
From there he became general manager of The Morning News in Blackfoot,
Dulaney, who attended Texas Tech University, returned to Big Spring
last year from the publisher's job at the Kansas City Kansan. He also has
been publisher of the New Albany (Ind.) Tribune.
The Herald is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc (CNHI).
"The CNHI family has lost one of its dear members," said Jim Wilson,
vice president of CNHI and publisher of the Weatherford Democrat. "And
we share in the tragedy of the Dulaney family."
Dulaney was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Oklahoma City.
He is survived by wife Vera; his mother, Kathleen Dulaney, and a brother,
Steven Dulaney, both of Kansas, Okla.; sons Wes Dulaney of Austin and Collin
Dulaney of Munford, Tenn.; daughter Kenda Dulaney of Midland; and seven
A memorial service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian
Church in Big Spring.
Memorials may be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northeast Texas
Chapter, 2929 Carlisle, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75204.
60s-70s reunion planned for 4th
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Tuesday, June 11, 2002 -- Any and all students that attended
Pecos High School between 1960 and 1970 are welcome to join in this year's
PHS 60's Alumni Reunion.
The reunion is scheduled for the West of the Pecos Rodeo week, July
As part of the reunion, the alumni that plan to attend are invited to
participate in other activities that would coincide with the annual Rodeo
Carlos Nichols, a 1962 graduate, explained that PHS graduate Joe Nunez
of Odessa, along with several other exes, got together and decided to plan
"They decided to have this exes reunion," he said.
Approximately 250 PHS exes are planning to make the trip back to Pecos
from across the nation coming from as far away as California and Washington.
Nichols said that the first event the exes plan to participate in is
the West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade.
"The exes will have a float in the parade," he said. "We're supposed
to have a few former homecoming queens and the 1962 valedictorian."
Mary Salas, who was the 1962 valedictorian, is also scheduled as one
of the guest speakers, according to Nichols.
"She's going to be one of the main speakers," he said.
Nichols favorite portion of the reunion will surely be the golf scramble
scheduled for 8:30 a.m., on Friday.
Nichols, who is chairman of the golf scramble, said that there is a
$25 fee to enter in the scramble, however, that fee would cover the cost
of the golf carts and the greens fee.
The exes from the 60's are not the only exes from PHS that are welcome
to participate in the golf tournament, according to Nichols.
"Anybody who went to school here is welcome," he said.
The only requirements to enter the golf scramble is the fee and that
the participants have already graduated from PHS.
For old time's sake and for a trip down memory lane, the PHS grads will
be able to take a tour of their alma mater on Friday as well as "cruise
the drag" later that night.
Activities for the last day of the reunion (Saturday July 6) kick off
with a church service at noon at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.
"The church service is for all denominations," Nichols said.
During the service the exes will officially be welcomed and afterwards
a barbecue lunch will be held at Santa Rosa Hall.
The lunch will give the exes a chance to mingle and visit with old friends.
Lunch will not be the only chance the exes have to mingle; they will
also mingle all night long at the reunion dance scheduled to begin at 9
p.m., Saturday night at the Riverside Ballroom.
Eddy Barela and the Silver Bullets will provide live music and doorprizes
will be given, Nichols said.
"At the dance there will be all 60's and 70's music played," Nichols
Nichols said that the dance is a good way to cap off the week's events.
"There's going to be lots to do," Nichols said. "It's going to be big."
For more information on the 60's reunion contact Nunez at 915-687-1015.
Summer track keeps Pecos kids hopping
PECOS, Tuesday, June 11, 2002 -- A 41-year old man, a science teacher
and five teenage boys that are not strangers to competition meet every
afternoon and work on their running abilities.
The competitors are two adults Dan Cook and Cary Hannz, and five students
Allan Chappell, Jack Bradley, Joshua Cobos, Justin Hannz and Rashad Terry.
While Cook and Hannez are competitors they also act as the five young
"We work out from 5:30 till 7:00, because it gives them time to get
to off season workout from 7:00. till 9:00," coach/competitor Cook said.
"We encourage everyone, even the younger grades to join us. We work on
their stretching, basic running drills and the quality of technical work."
"Running is just a good way to get you ready for any other sport," Cook
said. "It is not about the quantity of a workout but rather the quality.
You have to learn how to run properly step by step first."
Cook also added that not only does he teach proper stretching techniques
before and after a running event but also proper nutrition.
Coach Hannsz also added that it is good for the boys to be out working
on their running techniques.
"If they are out here doing it, it pays off in the long run," Hannsz
After working out for some time the team traveled to Iraan and competed
in their summer track meet this past weekend. Team members Chappell, Bradley,
Terry and Justin Hannsz brought back first place in the mile relay.
Individually, Chappell brought back first in the 400-meter dash with
a time of 55:05. Chappell also competed in the long jump.
Bringing back four first place ribbons and a second place ribbon was
Jack Bradley. He received first in the 110-meter hurdles and in the 300-meter-low
hurdles. Bradley's time in the 110-meter hurdles was a 16 seconds flat.
His time in the 300-meter-low hurdles was a 44:02 seconds. His long jump
distance of 18-feet 8-inches earned him his third first place ribbon and
he earned another after jumping 5-feet 8-inches in the high jump. Bradley's
only second place finish came in at the 100-meter dash with a time of 10:09.
Another team member competing in the individual events of the 100-meter
dash and the high jump was Rashad Terry. His time in the 100-meter dash
was a 10:07 earning him a first place ribbon. Terry also competed in the
high jump, jumping 5-feet 6-inches.
Justin Hannsz participated in the 100-meter dash, the long jump and
the 400-meter dash.
The senior Hannsz ran the 400-meter dash with a time of 54:04.
Though Cook works out with the boys, he acted as coach at the Iraan
meet. His plans are to continue to workout and get in shape for an amateurs
track meet in July while Hannsz would also like to compete in.
Team member Cobos did not compete last weekend but does plan on competing
this weekend in the Kermit Summer Track Meet.
The team will compete in the Monahans Track Meet on June 21, before
heading to Odessa on June 28 for a regional qualifiers meet. After competing
in Odessa, the team will have three weeks to recover and make any needed
adjustments before competing in Crane on July 20. The State Track Meet
is set for July 28 in Waco.
The track meets are put on by the schools to give the students something
to do over the summer. However, the boys gather together on their own time
Community Council holds fundraiser Friday
PECOS, Tuesday, June 11, 2002 -- Community Council of Reeves County will
hold a fundraiser on Friday, June 14, to raise money for school supplies.
The fundraiser will be a barbecue plate dinner from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m., at the CCRC office located in the Reeves County Annex Building at
700 Daggett St.
Plates will consist of brisket, beans, potato salad, bread and trimmings.
Tea will be offered for eat-in customers only. Cost per plate is $4.
Marriages for March 2002, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk's Office.
Rosendo Carrasco Lujan and Elia Sauceda Lujan.
Brad Lin Gholson and Toyah Gay Allphin.
Octavio Cabrera Garcia and Prescilla Garcia Lara.
Enrique Rubio, Jr. and Christina Nunez Orona.
Pablo Munoz Rodriguez and Juana De Jesus Rojas.
Jesus Rivas, Jr. and Delfa Rodriguez.
Marriages for May 2002, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk's Office.
Jorge Borunda Hernandez and Catarina Sanchez.
Gregory John Borland and Theresa Baeza Rodriguez.
Adam Michael Natividad and Bridget Inocencia Arvizu.
Sergio Perez, Jr. and Verlie Jewell Coulter.
Timothy Michael Harrison and Michelle Valencia Gabaldon.
Gary Dale Jenkins and Ann Guyer Davis.
Divorces for May 2002, as filed with the Reeves County District Clerk's
Marty D. Parks and Marty K. Parks.
Ofelia Alvarado and Ismael Alvarado.
Linda Sue Terry and Windell Terry.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police
Report is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves
County Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies.
The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either
traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered
arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were
paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.
Billy Ray Box, 66, was arrested at 10:12 a.m., on May 30 at Flying
J Truckstop for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Abel Sanchez, 32, was arrested at 8:47 p.m., on May 28 in the 400 block
of East Fourth Street on a warrant for burglary of a building a state jail
Rhonda Renteria, 19, was arrested at 9:43 p.m., on May 28 in the 200
block of Fourteenth Street on a warrant for driving without a license in
Robert Ramirez, 21, was arrested at 11:48 p.m., on May 28 in the 800
block of South Eddy Street on a warrant for failure to report an accident
upon striking an unattended vehicle.
William Jim Morse, 39, was arrested at 2:02 p.m., on June 8 at Fourth
and Mesquite Streets on an Ector County warrant for assault.
Myron Jenkins, 29, was 8:54 p.m., on June 7 at the Criminal Justice
Center on a warrant for theft by appropriate.
Yolanda Rodriguez, 32, was arrested 8:41 p.m., on June 6 in the 700
block of South Cedar Street on a warrant for theft.
Rafael Medina, 22, at 6:09 p.m., on June 6 at Texas and Washington
Streets on warrants for running a red light, an expired driver's license,
open container and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Isaac Granado, 19, was arrested at 8:12 p.m., on June 6 at Adams and
Eddy Streets on warrants for no liability insurance proof and parking in
a fire lane next to a fire hydrant.
Amado Salazar, 51, was arrested at 2:03 a.m., on June 7 at Third and
Cedar Streets on a Capias Pro Fine warrant for default of payment of a
public intoxication charge.
Zair Granado, 21, and Ricardo Estrada, 28, was arrested at 7:43 p.m.,
on June 6 at Adams and Eddy Streets. Granado was arrested on Capias Pro
Fine warrants for default in payment on original charges of minor in possession
of alcohol, speeding in a school zone and assault under the Family Violence
Act. Estrada was arrested on Capias Pro Fine warrants for default in payment
on original charges of public intoxication and assault under the Family
Mario Rayos, 32, was arrested at 7:42 p.m., on June 5 at Third and
Locust Streets on a Capias Pro Fine warrant for default in payment on the
original charge of theft under $50 and another warrant for theft under
Dana Francis, 37, and Ramon Garcia, 34, were arrested at 10:07 p.m.,
on June 5 at the Club Suavicito both for public intoxication.
Tanya Mendoza, 37, was arrested at 7:43 p.m., on June 5 at Third and
Peach Streets on warrants for no seat belt on the driver and no operators
Tony Castelo Salmon, 58, was arrested at 10:08 p.m., on June 3 in the
200 block of South Locust Street on a Presidio County warrant for harassment.
Diana Lara Armendarez, 44, and Anna Marie Rodriguez, 40, were arrested
at 9:45 a.m., on June 3 at the Pecos Police Department both on warrants
Luis Fernando Salgado, 20, was arrested at 2:44 p.m., on June 3 at
the police department on a warrant for speeding. Salgado paid his fines
and were released.
Criselda Villanueva, 39, was arrested at 7:16 p.m., on June 2 in the
100 block of Ash Street on a Capias Pro Fine warrant.
Osvaldo Garcia, 44, was arrested at 7:42 p.m., on June 2 in the 500
block of Mesquite Street for public intoxication.
Francisco Menchaca, 29, was arrested at 4:57 p.m., on June 2 in the
400 block of Peach Street for a warrant.
Gilbert Placencia, 21, was arrested at 10:12 p.m., on May 31 at Pecos
High School on warrants for speeding and disorderly conduct and fighting.
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