SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2007 LAREDO MORNING TIMES | 13A
ROBERT GEORGE WHITEHEAD
GUADALUPE SAENZ Judge sends 4
October 31, 1916 February 22, 2007
Funeral services will be Sat-
associated with the Great Book urday, Feb. 24, 2007 from Nieto-
Council of Houston and fre- Dickey Funeral Home to Moth-
quently led Great Books discus- er Cabrini Church.
off to prison
sion clubs associated with Rice Holy Mass will be celebrated
University. As a prolific and ac- at 10:30 a.m.
complished artist in the 1960s Interment will follow to the
and ‘70s, Robert Whitehead’s Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
works were often exhibited in the Pallbearers will be Rene Ro-
Museum of Art in Houston and in driguez Jr., Rene Rodriguez, Al- By KEN RITTER ple hurt.
commercial galleries throughout fonzo Roa III, Rodolfo Saenz, ASSOCIATED PRESS Leather-clad bikers fought
the state of Texas. Using the me- Marcos Roa and Joe Hernandez. with guns, knives, chairs and
dia of watercolor, acrylic and oil, Funeral arrangements are un- LAS VEGAS — Four Hells hammers amid blinking lights
Mr. Whitehead developed a der the direction of Nieto-Dickey Angels motorcycle club mem- and rows of slot machines in
unique and recognizable abstract Funeral Home, 802 Coke St. bers were sentenced to prison the brawl, videotaped by secu-
style that, in his later years, cap- terms Friday for their roles in a rity cameras at Harrah’s
tured the special flavors of his Guadalupe Saenz, 88, passed Laughlin hotel-casino.
deadly brawl with rival biker
Robert George Whitehead, adopted home, Laredo. away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. Most of the six biker gang
gang members at a southern
who was born Oct. 31, 1916 in Ft. An American legend, Robert Visitation was held Friday, members were expected to re-
Nevada casino in 2002.
Morgan, Colo., passed away Whitehead will be deeply missed Feb. 23, 2007 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A federal judge sentenced ceive no more than 2½ years
peacefully on Thursday, February by his wife and children, and his at Nieto-Dickey Funeral Home
Rodney Cox and James Han- in pris on, though one re-
22, 2007. many friends and colleagues in with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
nigan to two years in federal ceived a 51-month federal
Mr. Whitehead, a prominent the art and business communi-
prison and dismissed charges sentence.
citizen of Laredo, Texas, came ties throughout the United States.
from a rich ancestry of pioneers. He was preceded in death by FRANCISCO CANTU against 36 other members of Charges were filed against
His mother’s family traces its his son, Daniel Whitehead. the Hells Angels, essentially 44 defendants; one defendant
roots in America to the pre-revo- He is survived by his wife, Per- from the Hernandez-Lopez and bringing the case to a close. has died and another, Jorrg
lutionary period and his daugh- sis Whitehead; his son, Henry Sons Northside Chapels, 800 E arlier, a Nevada state Maykopf, remains a fugitive.
ters are registered members of Whitehead; and his daughters, Boston St. judge sentenced Dale Leedom Cox, 44, of Phoenix, was
the Daughters of the American Danielle (John) Snider of Char- Holy Mass was celebrated at and Raymond Foakes to 12 to seen on the video clobbering a
Revolution. His father’s family lottesville, Va.; Gail Whitehead of 8:30 a.m. at San Luis Rey 30 months in state prison, Mongols member in the head
was responsible for establishing San Antonio and Laredo; Treecy Catholic Church. agreeing to let the terms run with a wrench.
Oakland, Iowa in 1882. (Don) Leigh of Houston; June Committal service and in- con currently with federal Hannigan, 39, of Mountain
Self-educated in formal busi- Whitehead of Houston; and terment were held in the Cal- pris on s enten ces they re- View, Calif., stabbed two people
ness activities through 30 years of Kathryn Whitehead of New York, vary Catholic Cemetery. ceived last week in a related and slashed a third, a prosecu-
personal selling experiences in N.Y. Also surviving him are nu- Pallbearers were Armando plea deal. tor said. Both pleaded guilty to
New York and Texas, Robert merous other relatives and Jasso, Jose Garza Jr., Jose Luis The four were the last to be committing battery in the aid
Whitehead created Quaker friends. Garza, Jaime Cantu, Richard sentenced of six Hells Angels of racketeering.
House Products, Inc., the primary A Rosary will be recited Sun- Valdez, Armando Jasso Jr., Jesus members who pleaded guilty Leedom, 45, of Two Rivers,
product of which is Blue Star day, Feb. 25, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Garcia and Eric Rodriguez. or no contest to reduced state Alaska, pleaded guilty in state
Ointment. Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. and federal charges in October court to a felony battery
A consistent top selling first Visitation will be from 4 p.m. stemming from the bloody charge.
aid ointment with over 50 mil- to 9 p.m. Francisco N. Cantu, 78, brawl, which left two Hells An- Foakes, 43, of Petaluma,
lion jars sold throughout the Unit- Funeral services will be held passed away on Tuesday, Feb. Calif., pleaded guilty to a chal-
gels and a Mongols member
ed States. Mr. Whitehead, as an Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. 20, 2007. lenge to fight charge, a felony.
dead and at least a dozen peo-
innovative and marketing mav- from Hillside Funeral Home to Funeral services were held
erick, was an early pioneer of pull St.Patrick’s Catholic Church. at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007
marketing who capitalized on the Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.
power of the consumer by creat-
ing hard-hitting, memorable tele-
Arrangements are under the
direction of Hillside Funeral BERNICE ARRIAGA TESTS | Continued from Page 1A
vision ads that have become Home, 310 Hillside Road.
American icons. Bernice Arriaga, 31, passed protects us.” Combined Law agreements,” Ramirez said.
In addition to a highly suc- away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. Enforcement Associations of Acting City Manager Cynthia
cessful entrepreneurial business Visitation and a prayer serv- Texas (CLEAT) staff attorney Collazo offered a consensus to
career, Robert Whitehead was a ice were held on Friday, Feb. 23, Robert P. Leonard II, who rep- the group.
recognized scholar and artist. Be- 2007 in the Hernandez-Lopez resented Laredo Police Offi- “Let us (city staff) meet with
tween the years 1955-1967, he was and Sons Northside Chapels, cer’s Association, repeated both (fire and police) unions to
800 Boston St. Landin’s concerns. work some things out. Then we
Committal services and inter- “You can’t just go and change will bring the results back to the
ISAAC LIENDO ment will be held at a later date. the policy without first working committee,” Collazo said. Com-
with the unions,” Leonard said. mittee members and union rep-
Ramirez agreed. resentatives agreed to Collazo’s
“Certainly we need to go idea.
back to the unions and get some (Scott Shaffer may be
language, footnotes that say it is reached at 728-2547 or by e-mail
subject to collective bargaining at email@example.com)
INSPECTORS | Continued from Page 1A
truckers, according to U.S. Sec- pleted, the first vehicles from Roger Creery, executive di- ate Appropriations Subcommit-
retary of Transportation Mary E. these Mexican firms could be rector of the Laredo Develop- tee on Transportation, Housing
Peters and her Mexican counter- crossing the limited commercial ment Foundation, said the deci- and Urban Development, said
part, Luis Tellez, who announced zone along the border to other sion would benefit the trucking she will hold a hearing on
the plan in Monterrey, Mexico. parts of the U.S. within 30 to 60 industry and Laredo since it de- March 8 “to investigate whether
Isaac Liendo, 71, passed away Pallbearers were Carlos Adan Tom Wade, president of the days, he said. pends so much on that industry. the administration has fulfilled
on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. Rodriguez, Raul Montemayor, newly formed Logistics & Manu- He said when those compa- He said the decision means both the spirit and the letter of
Funeral services were held at Isaac Liendo Jr., Carlos Gomez, facturing Association, said it is a nies decide to participate will be two things: the law.”
10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 Hilario Martinez, Joseph Liendo, positive step. up to them. There is goodwill on the “International trade is a criti-
from the Hernandez-Lopez and Sons Juan Isaac Liendo Jr. and Jesus “It’s all part of the safety “Some companies may be fur- part of Mexico to allow such in- cal engine of our nations’ econo-
Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Arizola. agreement to allow the (Mexi- ther ahead than other compa- spections. my,” Murray said, “but safety
Holy Mass was celebrated at 11 can) trucks to come forward to nies,” De Bruyne said. “The U.S. The move would eventual- must not be the victim when it
a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic operate in the United States,” inspectors will be certifying that ly help improve crossing times at comes to expanding trade with
Church. Wade said. “Anytime you open the applicant carriers are in full vehicle bridges and have an im- our partners.”
Committal service and inter- up the borders to a more fluid compliance with all of the feder- pact with trade-active railroads U.S. trucking companies,
ment were held in the Calvary movement of cargo, it is nothing al safety regulations that all U.S. operating with intermodal capa- unions and environmental
Catholic Cemetery. but a positive. carriers must abide by and that bilities. groups have long opposed the
“They are not going to oper- includes both the driver and the “That would be a tremendous opening, arguing that Mexico’s
ate as freely in the United vehicle.” advantage if we could some get of loosely regulated trucking in-
States as U.S. trucks because He could not comment on the inspections on the Mexican dustry uses rigs that are older
JESUS E. DE LEON SR. they have certain rules under the new program’s affect on the side with the rails. You would and poorly maintained, the re-
NAFTA that they have to fol- rail industry, since Congress have to stop and change crews, sult of that country’s less strin-
low. They will have restrictions charges his agency with the and such, but it would be a first gent environmental and safety
that the U.S. trucks don’t have safety oversight of large com- step in significantly increasing standards. They argue the open-
as far as handling of freight. It mercial trucks. the capacity of the existing rail ing would cost Americans thou-
will still improve logistics in “This is part of the NAFTA bridge. It would have a positive sands of jobs, pollute the air,
the United States by being able agreement that goes a number impact with throughput at all the damage highways and threaten
to come into the country,” he of years,” De Bruyne said. “NAF- bridges,” Creery said. safety.
said. “It’s just another step in TA’s vision was that there would “Once the border is entirely Mexican trucking firms — es-
the process to getting the bor- be enhanced trading between open,” Wade said, “they can pick pecially the more modern, long-
der open.” Canada, the United States and up a load and go to Chicago. haul companies — argue they
“This is a historic agreement Mexico, which would help the What can not do is pick up a load meet all standards.
to ensure the safety of these ve- economies of all three countries. in Chicago and drive it to Kansas (The Associated Press con-
hicles … and their drivers as In that sense, that is the larger City, pick up another load there tributed to this article. Mike Hall
well,” Peters said, adding “this is goal of NAFTA.” and go to Dallas, pick up a load may be contacted at 728-2529 or by
the first time U.S. inspectors have Daniel B. Hastings Jr. of there, and drive back to the bor- e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
come into Mexico to perform Daniel B. Hastings Custom der. They can only pick up a load
Our beloved husband, father and many friends. these onsite safety audits.” House Brokers said after the test- in Chicago that is an interna-
and grandfather, Jesus E. De Our family would like to thank The plan also allows U.S. in- ing period has been completed, tional load that has to be driven
Leon, Sr., 62, was called by Our Dr. Eloy Zamarron for taking care spectors to check licenses, insur- all ports of entry would be treat- to the border.”
Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. of ourbeloved Jesus. ance and driving records of Mex- ed equally. For such a trade opening with
Mr. De Leon was born in San Visitation and a Vigil of the ican drivers. “There has to be provisions such a long history of delays,
Antonio and had been a resident Deceased were held on Friday, Duane De Bruyne, that, at some point in time after it however, that prediction might
here all of his life. Feb. 23, 2007 in the Hernandez- spokesman for the Federal Mo- no longer is a pilot program and prove optimistic.
He was preceded in death by Lopez and Sons Northside tor Carrier Safety Administra- the testing is over, that they offer “The Bush Administration
his brother, Roberto De Leon, and Chapels, 800 Boston St. tion, part of the Federal De- they offer the same service to all and Mexican authorities now
father, Jesus De Leon. Funeral services will begin at partment of Transportation, Mexican ports along the U.S.- maintain that they have fulfilled
He is survived by his wife of 43 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, said in a phone interview from Mexican border so that they don’t every one of these safety re-
years of marriage, Maria Elena 2007 from the funeral home chapel. Washington, D.C., that 100 discriminate and favor one port quirements. That remains to be
De Leon; children, Jesus E. Liturgy of the Word with Commu- Mexican trucking companies over the other,” Hastings said. seen,” U.S. Senator Patty Murray
(Martha L.) De Leon Jr., Daniel J. nion will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at have applied to participate in “You can’t make too many as- (D-Wash) said in a press state-
(Belia J.) De Leon, Sandra E. (An- Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. this pilot program. sumptions with the government ment.
tonio) Flores, and Annette F. (Paul Interment will then follow in After inspections are com- every time.” Murray, chairman of the Sen-
S.) Smith; mother, Vicenta H. De the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Leon; brothers and sisters, Juan T.
(Gloria) De Leon, Armando (Lu-
cilla) De Leon, Delia (Bob) Craw-
EL PORTAL | Continued from Page 1A
ford, Alma H. (Pedro) Lopez; 12
grandchildren; and numerous Ramirez said. “There is some- “I was told (Thursday) that “I don’t think this problem
nieces, nephews, other relatives thing wrong with it.” they were already fixed,” hinders bridge crossing,” Mora
As a result, Ramirez said,
there is no handicapped access
Ramirez said of the faulty esca-
lators. “But now the elevators
said. “Pedestrians still cross to
the other side. It is, however, an
TIM M. BRASHER throughout the facility and elec-
tricity in the general area has
are not working.”
Ramirez said he does not know
inconvenient problem. People
have to wait in longer lines, take
LMT at (956)
Tim M. Brasher, 68, passed been affected. exactly when the problem will be the stairs, and wait a little longer
away Friday, Feb. 23, 2007.
Funeral services are pending
Ramirez made several trips
to the site over the past two
fixed, but hopes it will be soon.
Garcia said the city of Laredo
to be processed.”
(Celina Alvarado may be
at Nieto-Dickey Funeral Home, weeks to size up El Portal’s prob- has not received many complaint reached at 728-2566 or by e-mail
802 Coke St. lems. calls just yet. at email@example.com)