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Jan. 15, 1996

Inmates hunted after weekend of jail escapes

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Staff Writer

PECOS, Jan. 15, 1996 - Area law enforcement agencies are continuing to
search for four male and two female inmates, out of seven who broke out
of three detention centers Saturday and Sunday.

Reeves County Detention Center Warden Joe Trujillo said this morning
that California authorities have been notified about the escape of three
inmates from the local facility Saturday evening.

He said that Manuel Lopez Gonzalez, 34; Francisco Gomez Perez, 23 and
Porfilio Perez-Montes, 34, were discovered missing from the local
detainment facility about 9 p.m. Saturday.

After an investigation it was discovered that the three inmates made
their escape through a manhole used in underground facility repairs.

"They dug their way to the outside," said Trujillo, who said they dug
past the underground area until they found themselves outside the
secured zone.

All area law enforcement agencies were notified and aided in the search
for the escapees he said, including an airplane and helicopter search
Sunday morning with airflight units provided by the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service and U.S. Border Patrol near the Interstate 10,
I-20 junction in western Reeves County.

All leads have been confirmed, including a trucker's report that
indicated the three individuals were spotted hitchhiking on Interstate
10 near the junction late Saturday night. The three men are believed to
be westbound said Trujillo, and California authorities have been
notified as the inmates have relatives in that state.

"The search continues," said the RCDC warden.

Less than 12 hours later, two men escaped from the Pecos County Jail in
Fort Stockton Sunday morning, though one was recaptured and returned to
custody of county officials later that day.

Jimmy Tucker, 32, and Leonel Martinez, 24, reportedly, "jimmied their
cell door open," said Pecos County Chief Deputy Cliff Harris, and gained
entrance into the pipe chases and up to the attic. From there, they
scurried into the main part of the facility and walked out through a
front door.

Harris said all law enforcement agencies were notified and a search was
conducted after a jailer discovered the inmates missing about 7 a.m.

About three hours later, Tucker was apprehended west of town on I-10
attempting to hitchhike. "The other subject is still at large," said the
chief deputy.

There was no information on where Martinez may believed to be headed.

Later on Sunday, two women escaped from an Odessa jail facility, but
police officials there said no other information was available.

The white, female inmates were discovered missing around 9:30 p.m.
Sunday from the Odessa Detention Center, which currently has a leasing
contract with GRW Corp. to hold inmates from a minimum security jail in
Oklahoma to relieve overcrowding in that state's prisons.

Odessa Police Department Media Relations Officer Sherry Sparks said that
no other information was available this morning.

Stock show's awards given in Balmorhea

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Staff Writer

BALMORHEA, Jan. 15, 1996 - Livestock roamed downtown Balmorhea on
Saturday, as the annual Balmorhea Livestock Show was held throughout the
morning and afternoon.

Edwin Easely of Van Horn was on hand to judge the events, with
volunteers available to assist the children with their animals.

"We're taking our time today, talking to the children and pointing out
things to them," said Easely.

Bob Bagley, Balmorhea High School agriculture teacher, was the organizer
for this year's event.

"This is good experience for the children who will be participating in
the Reeves-Loving County Stock Show next week and other events," said

Easely said he wanted to spend more time while judging to talk to the
exhibitors and let them know why a certain animal was chosen over

"If they pay attention here today, they will be prepared for other stock
shows or events that they might want to participate in," said Easely.

Judging was held for goats, lambs, swine and steers during the day.

In the Goat Division, light weight, Lizzy Castillo placed first and
second and Usbaldo Baeza netted third.

In the medium weight division Matthew Sanchez placed first; Teresa
Hoffman second; Adriel Roman third, Amanda Orozco fourth and James Ward,

In the heavy weight goat division, Teresa Hoffman, first; Adriel Roman,
second; Teresa Hoffman, third and Lizzy Castillo, fourth.

Grand champion for the event was Matthew Sanchez and reserve grand
champion was netted by Teresa Hoffman.

Showmanship award in the junior division went to Adriel Roman, while
Teresa Hoffman netted the senior showmanship award.

Among Lamb Division entries, exhibitor John Roman placed first in the
southdown division and was given the breed champion award. Chris Cook
placed second in that category and netted the reserve breen champion

Chance Cook placed third and Adriel Roman was fourth in the lambs,
southdown division.

For finewool lambs in the lightweight category Adriel Roman placed
first, Jennifer Ward second and James Ward third.

In the heavyweight division, John Roman placed first; Candice Rigamen
second and Aaron Tarin third.

Breed Champion for that category was Adriel Roman and reserve breed
champion was John Roman.

Crossbred lamb winners were Adriel Roman, John Roman, Matthew Sanchez
and James Tarin, first through fourth place respectively.

Breed Champion for that event was Adriel Roman and reserve breed
champion John Roman.

In the medium wool, lightweight category, Roseann Ramirez placed first
and Jo Gina Gallego placed second and third.

Heavyweight lamb winners were John Roman, Jennifer Ward and Adriel Roman.

Breed champion for this event was John Roman and reserve breed champion
was Jennifer Ward.

Grand champion was John Roman and reserve grand champion Jennifer Ward.

Adriel Roman netted the showmanship award in the lamb division.

In the Swine Division, other pure breed winners were Chance Cook, Julia
Garlick, second and third places and James Ward fourth place.

Chance Cook was named breed champion in this event and Julia Garlick
reserve breed champion.

Duroc swine winners were Naomi Madrid, Chris Cook, Liberty Wofford,
James Ward and Lizzy Castillo.

Naomi Madrid was named breed champion and Chris Cook reserve grand

Hamp swine winners Teresa Hoffman, James Ward, Liberty Wofford and
Chance Cook took home ribbons for their efforts.

Heavy weight exhibitor in the swine division, Logan Humphries took
first; Emilie Cade second, Jennifer Ward third and Teresa Hoffman placed

Breed champion was Teresa Hoffman, reserve breed champion James Ward.

Crossbred swine winners were Teresa Hoffman, Jennifer Ward, Naomi Madrid
and James Ward.

Breed champion was Teresa Hoffman with Jennifer Ward named reserve breed

Grand champion in this category was Teresa Hoffman, with reserve grand
champion Naomi Madrid.

Junior showmanship award went to Liberty Wofford and senior showmanship
in the swine division went to Chris Cook.

Steers exhibitor Damon Mellard had friends helping him show off his
steers. Mellard netted the grand champion, reserve grand champion and
showmanship awards in the Steer Division.

Little exhibitors, Anthony Lopez, Adrienne Lopez, Natalie Haynes, Chris
Lopez, Dorothy Humphries, Amber Cook and A.J. Lozano displayed lambs and
goats in the PeeWee portion of the show.

Little britches show-offs in the swine division were Austin Sullivan and
Reagan Haynes.

The children were given ribbons for their efforts.

Showmanship winners in each division were awarded plaques, buckles were
given to grand champion winners and trophies to reserve grand champions.
Ribbons were awarded to all others who placed along with $1 for fifth
place up to $5.


The Fort Stockton Pioneer

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FORT STOCKTON, Jan. 11, 1996 - Following an audit, Lubbock Methodist
Hospital Systems recommended that Pecos County continue to operate both
the Iraan General Hospital and Pecos County Memorial Hospital, fine
tuning operations, clarifying roles and responsibilities of hospital
administrators and managing board members. But they warned that
continuation of existing services could mean an increased burden upon
Pecos County taxpayers in the future.

Alpine Avalanche

ALPINE, Jan. 11, 1996 - Alpine City Council on Jan. 8 voted to advertise
for bids on the construction of a new terminal building at the
Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. The building is estimated to cost
$300,000. Cost will be shared equally by the Texas Department of
Transportation, Aviation Division and the City of Alpine.

The Big Bend Sentinel

MARFA, Jan. 11, 1996 - Presidio County Judge Jake Brisbin Jr. said he is
waiting to hear from certification of participation holders who financed
the presidio County Jail after the county didn't make the $236,177
payment on Jan. 1. Brisbin said the county has no money to make the
payment because the jail is not generating enough revenue.

Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch

FORT DAVIS, Jan. 11, 1996 - Despite warnings on every gate at Fort Davis
National Historic Site, tourists were clamoring to get into the closed
facility during December - and eight of them were issued a federal
citation for avoiding those signs and trespassing. Another 60 or so
persons were issued verbal warnings, while as many as 200 persons came
into contact with the few security personnel on duty while the fort has
been closed due to the government shutdown. The fort, along with all
other National Park Service installations, reopened on Jan. 6.

The International

PRESIDIO, Jan. 11, 1996 - Horse owners petitioned the Presidio City
Council Tuesday to revoke a $25 per year registration fee for horses
kept inside the city limits. The fee is an economic burden for the horse
owners and is discrimination against horses, said spokesman Antonio
Manriquez. Councilman Gary Davis said the council has to look out for
the whole community, and it had numerous complaints about flies and foul
odors by neighbors of horse owners. The 1992 ordinance will ban horses
from the city altogether by next year.

Diet decides health matters

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Several years ago, my family and I were driving somewhere between New
York City and Baltimore when my husband announced: "Look - no traffic."
Of course, as anyone who believes in Highway Hexes will have guessed,
the traffic immediately tied itself in knots and it took us
approximately 3½ hours to traverse the next 10 miles.

So it is with full knowledge of the risk I am taking that I say: I
haven't had a cold in more than a year. I'm not foolish enough to take
credit for this, it seems to be sheer luck, but I can live with it.

But there are those of you out there at this very moment who are
suffering through the stuffy nose, the cough, sore throat, aches and
pains of a cold. Surrounded by wads of used Kleenex, half-empty glasses
of orange juice, and spoons sticky with the residue of cough medicine,
you are feeling about as upbeat as a pair of dirty socks.

Take heart! In your honor, I have collected a bunch of tried and true
cold remedies. I have also purchased a copy of Jane Brody's book, "Jane
Brody's Cold and Flu Fighter" (W.W. Norton, 1995), which is a marvel of
sensible, factual information.

The bad news, according to Brody, is that it is not likely that there
will be a cold vaccine in the near future, and that scientific studies
have not borne out the preventive role of Vitamin C. The good news is
that there are steps one can take to prevent colds, and to help relieve
symptoms. Here's her advice in a nutshell:

- Eat infection-fighting foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,
garlic, onions, citrus fruits, tomatoes and peppers, wheat germ, and
whole grains.

- Don't smoke.

- Get regular exercise and rest.

- Drink lots of fluids that are free of caffeine, alcohol, excessive
sugar or salt.

- When you have a cold, use disposable tissues, paper towels, and paper

- Wash your hands frequently.

While it doesn't prevent a cold, Brody says, Vitamin C may help in
suppressing symptoms or shortening the illness: she recommends 500 to
1,000 milligrams every 4 to 6 hours when you feel a cold coming on.

I've collected some recipes for teas and tonics that you might find
helpful. Especially yummy is the chicken broth recipe, adapted from the
wonderful "The Chicken Soup Book," by Janet Hazen (Chronicle Books,
1994), an exceptional collection of every variation for "Jewish
Penicillin" imaginable. I'm not saying that these potions will actually
CURE a cold, but they will make you FEEL as if you are curing your cold,
and on the theory that action is better than inaction, it is good to
take some. So heave yourself off the couch, wrap that old flannel
bathrobe around you, clean up those tissues, and shuffle into the
kitchen. I'll be right behind you: I think I feel a cold coming on.

Note: Astute readers will have noticed there is no "M.D." following my
name; anyone with allergies, food sensitivies or what have you should of
course consult a physician before dosing themselves with any type of
home remedy, be it mega-vitamins of herbal teas.


1 quart very warm purified water
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
Mix together. Drink.

Yield: 1 quart.
- My friend, Benjamin Cevello, a Chef/Instructor at the New England
Culinary Institute in Essex, Vt., swears by Firewater, a potion which he
learned from a book called "The Body-Smart System," by Helen Silver
(Healthy Healing Publication, 1994). Cevello said that, on advice of his
chiropractor, he drinks it at the onset of a cold, eschewing food for a


1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 cup almost boiling water
Several slices crystallized ginger

Put the ginger through a (very clean) garlic press into a cup. Pour hot
water over it. Add crystallized giner. Allow to steep for a few minutes.
Drink (You can eat the softened, sweet crystallized ginger when you are
finished with your tea. Discard the fresh ginger).

Yield: 1 cup.

- This is my home remedy. Crystallized ginger can be found in many
supermarkets and also in specialty stores.


2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
8 ounces almost-boiling water

Mix everything together in a cup and drink.

Yield: 1 cup.

- This is my remedy based on a recipe from a book entitled "Folk
Medicine: A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health," by D.C. Jarvis, M.D.
(Holt and Co., 1959). Dr. Jarvis recommended a honey-cider vinegar
concoction as a daily tonic. I find it soothing when I have a cold.


Bones from 2 whole uncooked chickens
4 chicken wings
6 chicken feet (optional)
10 quarts cold water
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large onions, peeled and cut into eighths
2 large stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and halved
2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
3 bay leaves
Coarse salt and pepper to taste.

Place the bones, wings and feet in a very large (12-quart) stockpot. Add
8 quarts of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Using a slotted
spoon, skin the frothy foam from the surface and discard.

Add the carrot, onions and celery and return to boil. Again, skim the
frothy foam from the surface and discard. Reduce heat to moderate and
simmer for 1½ hours, skimming foam as it accumulates.

Add the remaining water and return to the boil over high heat. Reduce
heat to moderate and simmer 1½ hours to 2 hours more. Remove from heat
and allow to cool to room temperature. Skim the fat from surface and

Strain the broth through a colander set over a large pot or bowl.
Discard the solids (bones, vegetables, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns).
Cover broth and refrigerate up to 5 days, or freeze up to 4 months.

- Recipe adapted from "The Chicken Soup Book," by Janet Hazen (Chronicle
Books, 1994).


Jesse Rutledge

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Services are incomplete for Jesse (Don) Rutledge, of Clyde, Tx., 60, who
died Monday at Midland Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 16, 1935 and was a senior tech for El Paso Gas.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rutledge of Pecos; one son, Donald
Rutledge of Odessa; one daughter, Elain Marble or San Angelo; one
brother, Darryl Rutledge of Joshua and three grandchildren.

Baily Funeral Home in Clyde, Tx.

Billy Wells

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Services are incomplete for Billy Richard Wells, 67, of Pecos, who died
Monday, Jan. 15.

He was born April 15, 1928 in Pecos.

Survivors include his wife, Molly Wells of Clinton, Ark.; one son,
Clifford Wells of Damaskus, Ark.; Richard Wells of Gatesville; one
daughter, Becky Blank of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Randel Wells of
Clinton; three sisters, Celia Thomson of Wylie, Jimmie Preslar and
Jessie Kelton of Pecos.
Clinton Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.
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