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November 6, 1997

Clinton offering tribute to Bush at new library

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) November 6, 1997 - When he left the White House in
1993, George Bush did not linger to impart wisdom to his
successor, Bill Clinton. After a quick "Good to see you. Good
luck," Bush was out the door.

Of course, the two presidents have spoken since and were having
another chance today at the opening of the George Bush Library in

President Clinton was portrayed as eager to touch base with Bush,
in part to thank his erstwhile opponent for his efforts to improve
the U.S. balance of trade - a preoccupation of late for Clinton as
he bids to persuade a reluctant Congress to give him the
"fast-track" trade negotiating authority that Bush and previous
presidents have enjoyed.

Besides that, White House spokesman Mike McCurry said Clinton
would offer - as briefly as he can - "a tribute to the legacy of
George Bush."

That gesture from Clinton was appreciated by Bush's son, Jeb Bush,
who ran for governor of Florida in 1994 and plans another try in
1998. "I've never felt people fully understood the depth of his
character, or the decent man he is," the younger Bush said of his

"Most of us will be here to celebrate that part of George Bush,"
Jeb Bush said in a telephone interview. "He is just a decent
person. When you're president of the United States, it's difficult
to show that side."

Although 40,000 people were to be on hand at today's ceremony at
Texas A&M University in College Station, Clinton's attention was
likely to be fixed on being in the company of past presidents.

Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford planned to attend with their wives,
and former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Lady Bird Johnson also
were to be there.

"They're not bosom companions, but there are no obvious
animosities," Princeton University historian Fred Greenstein
observed of the former chief executives. "Ex-presidents are a kind
of little fraternity. Even if they hated each other they seem to
enjoy being in that little fraternity."

Clinton, of course, is not in that exclusive club yet, but will be
three years hence, and already is starting to plan his own
presidential library. He has scouted two riverfront sites in
Arkansas that are under consideration, and is said to be very
interested in how the Bush library came together.

Clinton's legacy is very much on his mind these days, and he has
been reading up on past presidents. Most recently, Clinton read
biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes. He
regaled the crowd Tuesday night at a fund-raiser for Sen. John
Kerry, D-Mass., with his take on Theodore Roosevelt and the
progressive era.

Bush and Clinton have met on occasion since the 1992 campaign, and
their meetings have served to emphasize how different these two
men are.

In November 1993, Clinton had Bush and Carter as guests at the
White House in advance of a Mideast peace ceremony. Carter sat up
with Clinton past midnight discussing trade, Haiti and terrorism.
The next morning, Bush was up early, and he and Carter went to
meetings while Clinton went for a jog before having breakfast with

"I wouldn't say it was awkward," Clinton said then. "It got more
informal as it went along."

Bush, who once called Clinton a "bozo" on the campaign trail, was
complimentary of him after hearing his views on trade. "Now I
understand why he's inside looking out and I'm outside looking
in," Bush said then.

With one term under his belt, Clinton has warmed to Bush. "He
understood that so much of what is good in America has to be done,
and is being done, by people who are outside Washington and
outside the federal government," Clinton said at a volunteerism
summit earlier this year.

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Persistence is the key to GTE services

Staff Writer

PECOS, November 6, 1997 - Having problems getting caller I.D.? GTE
representatives saying its unavailable to 445-prefixed numbers?

"Tell them to check again," said GTE Public Affairs Manager
Charles Watkins.

Due to computer or human error there has been no full computer
download of the updated services available to area residents. This
has resulted in phone representatives relaying inaccurate
information regarding the new services offered by the company.

"We have been aware of this problem since Monday and will
hopefully have it solved by Wednesday," Watkins said.

The array of GTE services available to area phone customers since
last month include call waiting, call blocking and caller
identification. If a GTE representative says otherwise tell them
to check again.

Local clinic offers many services

Staff Writer

PECOS, November 6, 1997 - Texas Tech University Rural Health
Clinic, and its helpful, competent staff, offers many services in
Reeves County.

"A lot of people don't realize all the services we have to offer,"
said Becky Gonzales, Community Services Aide (CSA) III.

Gonzales is just one of several employees working at the old
hospital, located at 700 Daggett, Suite C, under Texas Tech.

"We're here to help the people of the community, to provide these
services to them and we want to let them know we're here,"
Gonzales said.

The clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon and
1-5 p.m. On the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month the clinic
is open throughout the day for immunizations.

"On those days we don't take a lunch break, to offer an
immunization clinic," said RN Sherry Hamilton.

Hamilton and Edwina Hudson not only do immunizations, but provide
physicals and family planning.

Family planning includes physicals, blood work, exams, pap smears,
breast exams, STD Screening, birth control and counseling on
weight, nutrition and exercise.

"We don't do the pap smears or things like that, but have nurse
practitioners that do that," said Hudson.

Nurse practitioners at the clinic are Joyce Miller, Linda Howard
and Nancy Johnson.

Family clinics are held on Mondays, by appointment.

"We do a workup on the individual and then schedule an appointment
to see the nurse practitioner," said Hamilton. "They will be
screened financially and give a health history. We give them
information about methods available, a physical exam and counsel
with the nurse practitioner about methods of birth control and
make sure its the right one for the patient," she said. Birth
control is included in family planning, according to Hamilton.
"After the physical exam, we provide them the method," she said.

Once clients have been established with the clinic they can return
for yearly checkups without having to fill out all the paper work
again, according to Hamilton.

The clinic also offers pregnancy testing.

"If it (the pregnancy test) comes out positive we refer them to
other services that can help them, such as WIC and the Department
of Human Services, to see if they qualify for Medicaid," said
Hamilton. "They can get prenatal care with their own physician or
they can also get prenatal care here," she said.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children), is a nutrition education
program offered at the clinic. It provides supplemental foods
which promote good health for pregnant, breast-feeding and
postpartum women, infants and children up to age five.

Pregnant women, breast-feeding women, women who have a baby less
than six months old, infants and children up to five years old who
live in this country and at nutritional risk and meet the liberal
income guidelines are eligible for the program.

"To apply for WIC you need to make an appointment here at our WIC
clinic," said Hamilton.

If accepted, the individual will be given coupons for nutritious
foods. "A list of grocery stores where they can shop to exchange
the coupons for WIC approved foods will be given also," said

The clinic also offers flu shots annually, and they have already
done this for the year. "We still have some flu shots left and
will be administering those," said Hudson.

Individuals who would like to apply for these health services can
go to the clinic and pick up an application.

"We welcome everyone, regardless of whether they think they
qualify or not," said Hamilton.

New extension agent on the way

Staff Writer

PECOS, November 6, 1997 - A new addition to the Texas Agriculture
Extension Center, located in Fort Stockton, is on the way.
Horticulturist Lynn Rawe will begin her new job as a district
extension agent on Nov. 17 at the district office.

"My husband and I were out there visiting about a year and a half
ago, and thought 'if only we could make a living out here'. .
.then this came up," said Rawe.

Currently an extension agent in Cullen County, Rawe will be
working closely with the county agricultural agents and
horticultural agents of the 21 extension agencies that cover the
23 counties of West Texas. "I will work with growers in the area,"
she said, "particularly the pecan and tomato growers."

Rawe said that the experience will serve to broaden her horizons
since her area of expertise so far has been in ornamental

Three more Republic members left to be tried

Associated Press Writer

ALPINE, Texas (AP) November 6, 1997 - Separatist Richard McLaren's
unorthodox and sometimes bizarre trial likely won't be repeated
when his associates face charges of participating in a kidnapping
that led to a standoff with police.

So far, the three group members accused of actually carrying out
the abduction of their neighbors have indicated they will use
their court-appointed attorneys to defend them.

McLaren and his top lieutenant, Robert Otto, ignored their standby
counsel and represented themselves until the eve of closing
arguments in their organized crime trial last week.

Both spent much of the trial arguing the trial was a sham and that
they were foreign nationals. They were convicted Friday of
engaging in organized criminal activity for their role in the
kidnapping. McLaren was sentenced Tuesday to 99 years in prison,
Otto to 50 years.

Two other defendants, Gregg Paulson and his wife, Karen, are
tentatively scheduled for trial early next month. The third,
Richard F. Keyes III, does not have a court date.

Gregg Paulson's attorney, Anthony Foster, said Wednesday that his
client has so far allowed him to act in his behalf.

"I can, at his pleasure, talk for him in court, argue his motions
and things of that nature," said Foster. However, Paulson hasn't
said whether he wants Foster to present his case at the trial.

Mrs. Paulson's attorney, Charles Blackley, has said his client
also has shown a willingness to use his services.

Keyes' court-appointed counsel, Montey Kimball, could not be
reached for comment Wednesday.

The three Republic members are charged with engaging in organized
criminal activity for plotting to kidnap Joe and Margaret Ann
Rowe, who lived near Republic members in the Davis Mountains
Resort, a rural community 175 miles southeast of El Paso.

They face up to life in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

The April 27 abduction sparked a standoff with 300 state troopers
and Texas Rangers that ended after most of the group agreed to lay
down their weapons on May 3 and abandon their so-called "embassy."

Republic members contend the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845 was
illegal and that Texas remains an independent nation whose
citizens are not subject to state laws.

Keyes fled into the woods and was captured in Houston after four
months as a fugitive.

Despite the decades-long sentences handed to McLaren and Otto,
Foster said he expects the Paulsons' case to go to trial. He noted
that District Attorney Albert Valadez has shown no signs of
wanting to accept a plea agreement for the remaining defendants.

"I don't think Albert's going to come over (to cut a deal),"
Foster said. "I think at this point he feels invincible."

Asked about a possible deal, Valadez said Tuesday, "It takes two
sides to negotiate and I'm not in a negotiable mood."

Foster said he expects to file several motions in anticipation of
the Paulson's trial, including a request for another change of
venue, possibly to El Paso or San Angelo.

"Somewhere a little further from this area would be kind of nice,"
Foster said. "I couldn't walk down the street (during McLaren's
trial) without people asking me, `How's the trial? I hope they
hang those guys."'

State District Judge Kenneth DeHart moved the trial from Fort
Davis to Alpine, just 30 miles to the south.

Meanwhile, McLaren and his wife, Evelyn, still face federal bank
and mail fraud charges in Dallas.

Otto's attorney, Mike Barclay, said he expects his client to be
indicted on a federal charge of possessing and manufacturing

Testimony during the trial showed that Republic members had rigged
their encampment with various booby traps, including pipe bombs
and a 5-gallon propane bomb.

Defense attorneys have said they will appeal McLaren and Otto's

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Extension, juvenile agencies work together

Staff Writer

PECOS, November 6, 1997 - A new program dedicated to deflecting
young offenders away from further criminal activity is coming soon
to Pecos. According to Crane County Chief Juvenile Probation
Officer Billy Burchfield, the program he and his wife have helped
to get off the ground is part of a new movement in the great
juvenile justice experiment.

Billy Burchfield and his wife, Crane County Extension Agent Dr.
Linda Burchfield, addressed the Reeves-Loving Counties Extension
Program Council at yesterday's annual banquet, presenting their
vision and experiences with the SOCC (Strengthening Our Capacity
to Care) Program. The program is a joint project between the Texas
Agricultural Extension Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation

"Juvenile justice in America has been an experiment just as (all
matters of) justice have been," said Billy Burchfield. During this
country's younger years, children were tried and imprisoned with
adult criminal offenders; later they were separated and housed in
separate facilities, but matters did not improve that much, he
said. "We would toss them in and when they came out we expected
them to be reformed."

According to Billy Burchfield, the second phase in the juvenile
experiment began when society started to believe that the fault
lay not with the young people but with their environment and blame
began to fall on parents and communities.

"We gave them a lot of counseling, began to use probation, and
introduced psychiatrists and psychologists...but we found that
hasn't been working either," he said.

Billy Burchfield added that America is now coming out of what he
terms the 'rehabilitation' phase of juvenile justice and has begun
to look at different options.

The SOCC Program, as it operates in Crane, seeks to involve
first-time juvenile offenders who are on probation into 4-H
groups, along with a parent, to learn basic life skills.

"The program is not meant to bring violent criminals into 4-H,"
Linda Burchfield said. "It is about kids who have done things that
many of us have done (when we were kids)." She said that some of
the things kids are on probation for these days are "pretty

"My philosophy from the beginning has been: if we can turn just
one child around it would be worth it. Now we're seeing many turn

County Extension Agent C.W. Roberts, who hosted the banquet, said
that while Marie Cardenas, F&CS Extension Agent, has headed up the
program here, he would be working with her on it.

Hit-and-run contributed to pedestrian's injury

PECOS, November 6, 1997 - A hit-and-run driver allegedly caused an
accident that critically injured pedestrian Auda Bradford Saturday
evening. A warrant for the arrest of the driver who left the scene
of the accident was issued today, according to Pecos Police
Department Investigator Kelly Davis.

Bradford was struck by a 1986 Oldsmobile driven by Agapito
Rodriguez, who was traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of East
Third Street. The investigation of the accident revealed evidence
that the Rodriguez vehicle veered into Bradford after being struck
by another vehicle, which was driven by Kenneth Lee Terry, who
then left the scene of the accident.

According to Davis, a warrant for Terry's arrest is being issued
today. Terry, 40, 314 S. Orange Street, is being charged with
failure to stop and render aid, a felony due to Brandford's
injuries. The other driver, Rodriguez, is not being charged.
Alcohol was not a factor in the accident on Rodriguez's part,
according to Davis, and since Terry left the scene of the
accident, there can be no determination if alcohol was a factor in
the accident on his part.

Torrential rain, high winds rake Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) November 6, 1997 - A two-story hotel under
construction was blown down by high winds during a heavy
thunderstorm that also produced torrential rainfall and flash
flooding, officials say.

Galveston got a half-foot of rain in four hours early Wednesday,
and winds gusted to nearly 50 mph.

The rain combined with a high tide to cause severe flooding, mire
rush-hour traffic and leave a main thoroughfare littered with the
vehicles of people who tried to drive in deep water but couldn't
make it.

Officials were trying to determine what caused the two-story
Executive Inn to collapse.

Officials said the structure had been completely framed and
equipped with metal hurricane straps, which are designed to
reinforce a building's frame and hold it together even in
extremely high winds.

Workers speculated the damage was caused by a tornado.

"It ripped the strong ties (hurricane straps) in half," said one
worker, who asked not to be identified. "I've never seen anything
like this."

The same storm system produced heavy rain, marble-size hail and
highs winds at Freeport and Lake Jackson. Brazoria County officers
said a small boat shed in a rural area near Oyster Creek was
damaged by an apparent tornado.

The storm, churning ahead of an approaching cold front, ripped
down tree limbs and some power lines. Classes at Galveston
Catholic Elementary School were canceled for the day because of
the flooding.

"The incoming, morning traffic was severely hampered," city
manager Steve LeBlanc said. "We got about six inches of rain in
four hours and tides were very high. Here, that equals street
flooding. I was about 30 minutes late to work myself."

An 18-wheel truck loaded with dozens of huge cotton bales
overturned on Port Industrial Road, the main route to work for
thousands of employees of the University of Texas Medical Branch
employees who live on the mainland. Traffic was slowed for hours
while the road was being cleared.

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PECOS, November 6, 1997 - 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.

Two crossing lights and one indicator light were broken,
apparently with a big rock, at the Union Pacific railroad crossing
at Highway 80 and FM 2119. The report of criminal mischief was
made at 8:52 a.m. Oct. 6.

On Oct. 26 at 6:51 p.m., a criminal mischief report was made on a
broken window in a mobile home on N. Pecan. Damage was set at $100.

Michael Wanders, 27, was arrested at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at mile
marker 206 on I-10 East for theft of service from the KOA
Kampground in Van Horn.

John Martin Adcox, 20, was arrested at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at mile
marker 206 on I-10 East for theft of service from the KOA
Kampground in Van Horn.

Melanie Adriem Cantin, 18, was arrested at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at mile
marker 206 on I-10 East for theft of service from the KOA
Kampground in Van Horn.

A report of criminal mischief at a ranch on County Road 330 was
made at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 30. A fence had been cut and nails were
placed at the entrance gate.

A report of criminal mischief was made at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in
Balmorhea because a resident's truck window had been painted with
shoe shine.

Arturo Martinez Salazar, 45, Imperial, was arrested at 3 a.m. Nov.
3 on the 600 block of S. Cedar for public intoxication.

Auden Garcia Soto, 26, was arrested at 3 a.m. Nov. 3 on the 600
block of S. Cedar for public intoxication.

Jose Luis Rodriguez, 44, 112 S. Pecan, was arrested at 3 a.m. Nov.
3 on the 600 block of S. Cedar for public intoxication.

Cheryl Lynn Rayos, 25, 705 S. Sycamore, was arrested at 7:01 p.m.
Oct. 29 at Wal-Mart for criminal trespass.

Hal Pratt, 56, was arrested at 11:02 p.m. Oct. 29 at 1219 S. Cedar
on warrants for theft and failure to appear.

Araevia Garcia Beltran, 23, 1514 S. Alamo, was arrested at 8:13
a.m. Oct. 30 at Eddy and Walthall on warrants for speeding in a
school zone and failure to appear.

Ricardo Cerna, 17, 1008 E. 10th St., was arrested Oct. 29 at the
municipal court house on a warrant service.

Santiago Ortiz, 32, 724 S. Walnut, was arrested at 1:37 Oct. 30 at
the Pecos Police Department on service of warrants.

Greg Berrera, 35, 1109 S. Ash, was arrested at 7:52 a.m. Oct. 31
at the Pecos Police Department on a warrant service.

Valerie Archuleta, 17, 1910 S. Wyoming, was arrested at 8:59 p.m.
Nov. 1 on the 1200 block of S. Cedar on warrants for disorderly
conduct and terroristic threat.

David Fuentez, 56, 517 E. 5th St., was arrested at 2:33 a.m. Nov.
2 for assault by threat under the Family Violence Act.

Elpedia Fuentez, 55, 517 E. 5th St., was arrested at 2:33 a.m.
Nov. 2 for assault by threat under the Family Violence Act.

At 10 a.m. Nov.2, two broken windows were reported at a residence
on Adams Street.

Sometime between noon on Nov. 1 and 11:08 a.m. Nov. 4, the glass
front door was shot at the Pecos Chiropractic Clinic, 1309 W. 3rd.

Sometime between 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11:35 a.m. Nov. 4, two gold
and silver belt buckles were stolen from 717 S. Walnut.

Jose Manuel Garcia, 43, 411 W. 10th, was served with a warrant for
delivery of a controlled substance, heroin, at the Reeves County
Jail and remained in jail.

Sometime between 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9:16 a.m. Nov. 5, a vehicle at
a residence on E. 4th St. was scratched with an unknown object.


PECOS, November 6, 1997 - High Wednesday, 74, low this morning,
39. A cold front that crossed the entire state will bring cooler,
more seasonal temperatures to all of Texas tonight and Friday. The
cold front triggered severe weather in Southeast Texas on
Wednesday. Galveston had about 6 inches of rain in 4 hours and
winds gusting to about 50 mph blew down a two-story, 54-room hotel
under construction. It will be mostly sunny during the day and
cool at night across West Texas. Lows tonight will be in the 30s
and 40s. Highs Friday will be in the 70s and 80s in West Texas.

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