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					SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2007                                                                                                                                                                             LAREDO MORNING TIMES | 13A

                                                                                                    GUADALUPE SAENZ                                             Judge sends 4
                                                                                                                                                                 Hells Angels
          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 sshaffer@lmtonline.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 mhall@lmtonline.com)
                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Subscribe to
                         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 celina@lmtonline.com)

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