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Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Laredo Morning Times

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LOCAL/NATIONAL

Funeral services announced

77, passed away at a local hospital after a short illness. He was born in Laredo to Manuela and Pedro Medellin. Guadalupe was a butcher and market manager most of his life, he worked for Ramirez Red and White for many years, Laredo Food Stores and in 1972 he opened his own business Medellin's Meat Market, who was operated by his son Juan and his brother Jesus. Mr. Medellin was preceded in death by his son, Juan Manuel Medellin (Feb. 7, 1983); his parents, Manuela and Pedro Medellin; his brothers, Santos Medellin and Jesus Medellin. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years of marriage, Sofia Medellin; his son, Jose (Dalila) Medellin; his daughter-in-law, Graciela Medellin; his grandsons, Juan Manuel (Claudia) Medellin Jr. and Miguel Angel Garcia; his great grandsons, Juan Manuel Medellin III and Alexander Medellin. Mr. Medellin is also survived by two special friends Don Armando Villarreal and Don Jose Lopez; his brother, Cecilio (Ma. Luisa) Medellin, Laredo, Texas; his sisters, Estela (Pedro) Ayala, San Antonio, Texas, Elena Ramirez and Margarita Reynaga, Laredo, Texas, Carmen Garcia, Dallas, Texas, a special friend, Roberto Charo Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at 7 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights/ Springfield Chapel, 1900 Springfield. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 8:10 a.m. from Joe J a c k s o n Heights/ Springfield Chapel, 1900 Springfield to San Luis Rey Catholic Church for a Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m. Interment will be at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joe Jackson Heights/ Springfield Chapel, 1900 Springfield. Marcelina Vasquez Fraustro, 94, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at her residence. Mrs. Fraustro was born on Feb. 24, 1906, in San Luis P o tosi, Mexico. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother that will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Mrs. Fraustro was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bonifacio Fraustro. Mrs. Fraustro is survived by her children, Hilda Wise, Bonifacio (Patricia) Fraustro, Ft. Worth, Texas, Felix (Sandra) Fraustro, Sanford, Fla., Pedro Fraustro of Houston, Texas, Gilbert Fraustro, Mary (James) Yougman, of Houston, Texas, and Linda (John) Barrett, Houston, Texas. Mrs. Fraustro is also survived by her grandchildren, Albert F. Crustner, Ronald Fraustro, Charles Fraustro, Javier Fraustro, Gerardo Fraustro, Scott Fraustro, Cindy Fraustro, Thomas Fraustro, John Fraustro, Peter Fraustro, Joel Fraustro, Margaret Contreras, Timothy Fraustro, Susan Cottle, Tricia Youngman and numerous great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at 6 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 9:40 a.m. from Joe J a c k s o n Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez to Christ the King Catholic Church for a Holy Mass for at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the family's plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joe Jackson Heights, 719 Loring at Cortez. Mr. Russell was an active member and past president of Rotary International, Laredo, of the Houston Chapter of Nomads, of the Salvation Army, of the American Heart Assoc. and a beloved member of "The Snake Pit" Laredo. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Terry Russell Sr. and Sophie Dehmer Russell; brother, E.J. Russell; wife, Pattie Sue Bunn Russell and Dora Martin Bunn Russell of Laredo. He is survived by his children, Sue Ann Russell Faver and husband, Richard, Toey Russell Doucette and husband, Joe, Terry Russell III and daughter-in-law, Neilana Mims Russell; grandchildren, Pattie, Tania, Tommy, T.J., Rick and Dana Faver and Shelley Doucette and Jason, Megan and Brandon Russell; three greatgrandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild; also by extended family Betty Bunn Moreno and husband, Oscar, Scarlet, Jason and Jared Moreno, all of Laredo, and by other relatives. Visitation in San Antonio will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Sunset Funeral Home with a Vigil (rosary) at 7 p.m. Visitation in Houston will be at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home with Graveside Service to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. If friends desire, memorials may be made to: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Carcinoid Research, P.O. Box 297153, Houston TX. 77297 or La Hacienda, P.O. Box 1, Hunt TX. 78024 Attn: Christ Raymer or the American Heart Association.

*Man

(Continued from Page 1A) Police said Baker showed up at the plant with his weapons in a golf bag. When a security guard tried to stop him, Baker put a .38-caliber revolver to her side and forced his way into the plant, police said. Once inside the plant, Baker fired the assault rifle, police said. He also carried a shotgun and a .30-caliber hunting rifle in addition to the revolver, police said. They were not sure whether those weapons were used. The plant, about 15 miles from company headquarters in downtown Chicago, employs about 1,400 people. Navistar identified three of the dead as Baker; Daniel Dorsch, 52, a supervisor in the engine lab; and Robert Wehrheim, 47, a lab technician. Two of the slain were not identified at the request of their families. Of the wounded, one was in critical condition: Carl Swanson, 45, who was shot in the abdomen. Baker was a tool room attendant from suburban Carol Stream who had worked at the plant for 39 years before he was fired in 1994. According to his plea agreement, Baker admitted helping a fellow plant employee steal diesel engines and components worth $195,400. He used his forklift to hoist the engines onto a truck driven by the other employee. The thefts began in the fall of 1993 and stopped the next spring. Baker was sentenced Nov. 7. He had faced five months of house arrest after his prison term and had been ordered to repay the $195,400. The U.S. Attorney`s office also said Baker pleaded guilty in 1997 to a sex charge involving a person under 18. He was placed on probation. The shooting comes six weeks after seven people were shot to death at a Wakefield, Mass., Internet consulting company, Edgewater Technology Inc. Software tester Michael McDermott is charged with murder in the Dec. 26 rampage. Authorities said the shooting may have stemmed from an Internal Revenue Service order to seize part of his wages to repay back taxes. Navistar is the nation`s second-biggest producer of heavy-duty trucks, which it sells under the International brand. It also manufactures mid-sized trucks, school buses and diesel engines, which it also sells to Ford and other truck makers. The Melrose Park plant makes engines. The company employs about 17,000 people worldwide and had $8.4 billion in sales last year. In December, it reported fourth-quarter profits were down 36 percent. The company announced 1,100 layoffs in August.

BIBIANA CASTRO Bibiana Castro Bibiana Castro, 90, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at a local hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Rosa (Julian) Corpus, of Zapata, Texas; grandchildren, Maria Isabel Guzman, Herlinda (Frank) Flores, Julian (Mary) Corpus, Tony (Bridget) Corpus, Ann (Lucio) Herrera, Patty (Roy) Norris and Lily Goss; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. A rosary was held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. Procession will depart Nieto Dickey and Lopez funeral directors at 8:40 a.m. to Mother Cabrini Church. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Nieto-Dickey & Lopez funeral directors, 802 Coke, St. at Santa Ursula.

MRS. FLORA B. CASTANEDA Mrs. Flora B. Castaneda Mrs. Flora B. Castaneda, 9 5 , passed away in Laredo on Sunday, Feb. 04, 2001. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Margarito and her son-in-law, Roberto J. Castro, Sr. Mrs. Castaneda is survived by her three children, Alfredo (Berta) Castaneda, Belia (Jesus) Cobos and Berta C. Castro; 12 grandchildren, Ivonne (Tomas) Aguilar, Yvette (Adriana) Tristan, Alfredo (Lupita) Castaneda, Jr., Jesus J. (Anne) Cobos, Daniel Cobos, Patricia (Tom) Dziedzic, Ricardo Cobos, Roberto (Diane) Castro, Elsa I. Castro, M.D., David F. Castro, Raquel M. Castro, Luis G. (Tanya) Castro; 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter. A rosary will be recited Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at 7 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel to Christ the King Church. Mass to begin at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in the family plot of the Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.

*NAFTA

(Continued from Page 1A) north of the border. Lori Wallach, director of Global Trade Watch, a consumer group, said her organization "is strongly urging the Bush administration that no matter what the ruling is, they keep the border closed and pay compensation." Wallach said the United States inspects two million trucks on its highways every year, including 1 percent of the four million that come from Mexico. The Department of Transportation has said another three million could be on U.S. highways with the NAFTA ruling, Wallach said. "The reality is if you want to make sure Mexican trucks are safe, you have to inspect every one. . . . You can`t do it unless you have more resources going into truck inspection than into the U.S. Army," she said. The Department of Transportation Inspector General`s Office said 35 percent of Mexican trucks that entered the United States were put out of service last year for significant safety violations. But the American Trucking Associations, which has lobbied for opening up U.S. highways to Mexican trucks, says opening the highways will eliminate many of the older Mexican trucks that present most of the safety problems. Currently, Mexican trucks travel near the border and transfer their loads to socalled drayage tractors, which are typically older vehicles that cross the border and travel a few miles to transfer their loads to American trucks. NAFTA would eliminate passing cargo between various trucks and simply allow one to go across to its ultimate destination. The burden of ensuring the trucks are safe will fall in part to state inspectors. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that safety would be a priority should the trucks be allowed greater highway access. His office said plans for dealing with the additional Mexican trucks will follow the NAFTA panel`s ruling.

GUADALUPE HDZ. MEDELLIN Guadalupe Hdz. Medellin Guadalupe Hdz. Medellin,

Marcelina Vasquez Fraustro

Horoscopes

BY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A close friend might be asking for your advice but probably won't want to hear the truth. Sugarcoat what you have to say if you must say anything at all. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're apt to build a roaring fire and relax at home no matter what the weather's like outside. Heaven for you now is a bit of solitude, a comfy chair and a chance to unwind at home. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Changes in your home or romantic life might leave you feeling quite emotional, a definite no-no at work. Take the afternoon off if you can't control yourself; you might be back to normal tomorrow. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Time for Cancerian change and for an accounting of your life. Throw out what doesn't bring you closer to your goals and take on new responsibilities; now is the time to make any changes. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Usually confident and secure, the Lion is feeling a bit under the weather now. Arguments with loved ones or friends might lay you low, but you'll be back to your old self soon. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Much can be accomplished today with the right group of people around you. Gather a team and make headway on some of your most ambitious goals. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Libra is usually the most peaceful of signs, but you might find yourself embroiled in a messy argument. You've wanted an excuse to blow up; here it is. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Old friends will take on a new meaning as your relationship stands the test of some struggle. You deeply appreciate these people and their place in your life; make sure they know that. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Criticism from your boss or a family member whose opinion you value might leave you feeling a bit put upon. Your own company might be preferable to that of others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A lucky happenstance or an unexpected piece of good fortune makes you question assumptions you once believed wholeheartedly. A wise friend can help you sort out your thoughts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Boring, tedious details at work and at home claim your attention. Cross errands off your list and take care of anything that needs doing; now is the time to clean house. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Could it be that Pisces has fallen in love, or is there some other reason for your delightful demeanor? Whatever the reason, everyone wants to be around you and bask in your glow. YOU BORN TODAY With your head firmly in the clouds, you're tuned in to all that is mystical and ethereal. Vision and intuition are your gift, but a lack of self-esteem could hold you back. Others love you for your kindness and might declare that you save no energy or resources for yourself. Birthdate of: Axl Rose, singer/songwriter; Tom Brokaw, TV journalist; Natalie Cole, singer. (c) 2001 King Features Syndicate Inc. MR. EZIQUIO "CHICO" SAUCEDA Mr. Eziquio "Chico" Sauceda Mr. Eziquio "Chico" Sauceda, 55, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Funeral services for Mr. Eziquio "Chico" Sauceda were held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Holy Mass was at 9:30 a.m. A rosary was prayed Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Buitron Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. The family of Mr. Sauceda extend their special thanks to the staff and personnel of the U.S. Border Patrol, of the Laredo Sector, for all of their support and help throughout their time of need. Pallbearers were Sergio R. Uribe Jr., Andres Talamantes, Ramiro Hernandez, Bob Buitron and Vicente Dominguez, Juan Mondragon. Honorary pallbearers were U.S. Border Patrol mechanics. Arrangements were under the direction of Buitron Funeral Homes, 4502 Thomas Ave. , Laredo, Texas.

RODOLFO CRUZ MATA Rodolfo Cruz Mata Rodolfo Cruz Mata, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001. Funeral services were held at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, from the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. at San Bernardo Ave. Holy Mass was celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Committal service and interment followed in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Juan M a t a , Jose Agustin Lopez, Pablo Mata, Herlinda Rodriguez, Mario Mata, Rolando Mata, Jose R. Perez and Ignacio Martinez. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. at San Bernardo Ave., Laredo (956)723-2979. Torrence (Terry) W. Russell Jr. Torrence (Terry) W. Russell Jr., passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 in San Antonio. He was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Houston. He attended school in Houston and graduated from Jeff Davis High School and attended the University of Texas. He had been a longtime resident of Laredo.

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