Sunday, September 15, 2002 Laredo Morning Times PAGE 13A
*Funeral services announced
Interment followed in the
ments may be obtained by call-
ing 723-2979 or from outside
Conjoined twins to
travel for therapy
Pallbearers were Fernando the Laredo area
De Leon, Kurt Kraus, Aldo 1-800-232-7907.
R. Flores, Juan A. Rosales,
Lazaro Parra, Juan
Arambula Jr., Juan Andres
Arambula and Rolando Flo- BY JAMIE STENGLE
res. Associated Press Writer
Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of DALLAS — As their doc-
Nieto Dickey & Lopez Fu- tors continue to consider
neral Directors, 802 Coke St. whether to separate them,
conjoined twins Mohamed
and Ahmed Ibrahim have
begun undergoing physical
therapy that is better
preparing them for surgery.
MARIA JOSEFA “CHEPITA” The 15-month-old
LOPEZ Egyptian twins, joined at the
Maria Josefa “ Chepita” crown of their heads, are up
Lopez on all fours, rocking back
and forth, up and down.
Maria Josefa “Chepita” Each has even taken crawl-
Lopez, a native of La Ceiba, ing motions forward.
Honduras, passed away Fri- “They’re two little wild men AP Photo/Ron Heflin
day, Sept. 13, 2002 at now,” said Sally Fryer, a THERAPY SESSION: Egyptian conjoined twins Ahmed, left and
the age of 91. “Chepita,” as physical therapist certified Mohamed Ibrahim go through a therapy session in Dallas,
she was known to many, had in CranioSacral therapy, a Wednesday. The 15-month-old twins are undergoing physical
lived in Laredo since 1966. technique that uses light therapy to prepare them for surgery.
She was a devoted wife, touch to enhance the func-
mother, grandmother and tion of the nervous system. sure to the area where the After three weeks of a
Anselmo Castro joined the
great-grandmother. Mrs. “These kids have boys are conjoined. “It’s not combination of physical and
Lord on Friday, Sept. 13,
Lopez was a member of Ho- absolutely responded to going to hurt them and if CranioSacral therapy three
2002 at the age of 73. Funer-
ly Redeemer Catholic therapy,” Fryer said. there’s any way we can help times a week for about 90
al services are pending at
Church where she served “They’ve gone from being them we want to,” she said. minutes, they are stronger
Joe Jackson Heights Funeral
our Lord faithfully. She relatively passive kids to “If nothing else it’s helping and more playful, with
Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez.
will always be remembered active, vigorous children.” them to be stronger, to have smiles often appearing as
For information, call the funeral
for her unconditional love. Fryer gently applies pres- more internal oomph.” they kick and wiggle.
DENNIS MUÑOZ JR. home at (956) 722-0001.
She was preceded in death
Dennis Muñoz Jr.
by her son, Carlos A. Lopez;
her husband, Manuel O.
Lopez; her grandchildren,
Jorge A. Lopez, Rafael Cas-
Dennis Muñoz Jr., 21,
passed away on Friday, Sept.
Fay causes millions in damage
13, 2002 in San Antonio.
tro and Sandra C. Torres. GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Galveston Island. High tides and pounding
Dennis was born in Laredo,
Mrs. Lopez is survived by — Tropical Storm Fay County leaders plan to waves caused beach ero-
Texas and had been residing in
her sons and daughters, caused $4.9 million in dam- meet Monday to decide sion during the storm, which
San Antonio. Eduardo “Mr. E.Z.” Zepeda
Deacon Edmundo O. (Maria age to public property in whether to extend a county resulted in about 44 home-
He was preceded in death
Magdalena) Lopez, Rev. Os- Galveston County, according disaster declaration. owners’ property lines inch-
by his uncle Michael James Eduardo “Mr. E.Z.” Zepeda,
car A. (Nora Carmen) to emergency management If state and federal govern- ing too close to the coastline
Deliganis; his great-grandfa- 67, passed away on Friday,
Lopez, Nelly J. (Thomas) workers who have surveyed ment officials declare the and onto the public beach.
ther James E. Deliganis; and by Sept. 13, 2002 at a lo-
Laurencelle of Detroit, Miri- damage since the storm hit area a disaster, the county The state’s open beaches
his great-grandfather Asencion cal hospital.
am (Antonio) Fernandez, last week. would be eligible for assis- act restricts how close a
Garcia. Funeral services are pend-
Manuel F. (Sandra) Lopez, Tesa Duffey, the county’s tance as long as its disaster home can be located to the
He is survived by his moth- ing with the Hernandez,
Leonor (Ramon) Benavides emergency management declaration is in place, the Gulf of Mexico.
er, Cynthia R. Deliganis; broth- Lopez and Sons Northside
of Zapata, Jose Mario coordinator, told Saturday’s newspaper reported. Texas’ land office is looking
ers, David Garza III, Chapels, 800 Boston St.
(Leyla) Lopez of Houston, editions of The Galveston Statewide public property into ways to help beachfront
Danny Garza II and Dustin Information with regard to the
and her daughter-in-law, County Daily News that $4 damage will have to total at homeowners who suffered
Garza; maternal grandmother, funeral arrangements may
Consuelo M. Lopez. She is million of the damage was to least $22 million in order for erosion during the storm, but
Rosa M. Deliganis; maternal be obtained by calling the
also survived by her grand- beach projects and other a state or federal disaster won’t make any recommen-
grandfather, James E. funeral at 723-2979.
children, Miriam and coastal improvements on declaration to be issued, dations until after all of the
Deliganis Jr.; step-father, Bolivar Peninsula and Duffey said. damage is assessed.
Maribel Fernandez, Maribel
Fernando Coy Rangel; godpar-
(Andy) Garcia, Carlos A.
ents, Julie and Alberto Silva;
(Zulema) Lopez Jr., Ed-
mundo (Elizabeth) Lopez
III, Laura S. (Juan) Herrera,
aunts and uncles, James E.
Deliganis, Elizabeth (Alejandro)
Martinez, Deborah Lamb,
Midwestern soot clouds Texas skies
Alicia (Andy) Lekosiotis of
Richard C. Deliganis, Katherine DALLAS (AP) — A mass concentrated the pollution orange pollution warning. At
Detroit, Oscar A. (Paty)
(Steven) Orozco, Diedra Andrea C. Perez of industrial soot from the this week and sent it south that level, people who are
Lopez Jr., Gerardo X.
“DeeDee” (Enrique) Midwest has converged on to East Texas, agency offi- particularly sensitive to dirty
(Bonnie) Lopez, Patricia
Castañeda, Rose Marie Flores, Andrea C. Perez, 97, passed Texas, creating a haze cials said. air should consider staying
(Mark) Heacock of Detroit,
David Anthony Deliganis, away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, that’s stirred up breathing The cloud also picked up indoors.
Luis E. (Barbara) Lopez,
Yvette Deliganis, Cordelia 2002. problems. industrial emissions, vehicle
Jose Luis (Sanjuana) Lopez,
Deliganis (Jose) Santillan and Funeral services were held The soot is responsible for exhaust, soot and dust gen-
Veronica June (Armando) at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, the hazy skies in the east- erated in the Dallas-Fort
Benavides, Rene (Linda)
Gutierrez; also, numerous Sept. 14, 2002 from the ern half of Texas, state offi- Worth area.
cousins other relatives and Hernandez, Lopez and Sons cials said Friday. Microscopic particles of
(Aaron) Murrel of Houston,
many friends. Northside Chapels. A
Alexandro Benavides of Za- The haze was expected to soot in the haze caused ele-
Visitation will be held on Eucharistic service was cele-
pata, Carmen (Carlos) Mar- linger, moving into West vated health risks, especial-
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 from brated at 10:30 a.m. at Our
tinez, Manuel R. Lopez, Jo- Texas before clearing out on ly for children, the elderly
3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a rosary Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
sie (Omar) Gutierrez of So- Monday when a cold front and those with respiratory
will be recited at 7 p.m. in Church.
noma, Calif., Jose Mario was expected to blow ailments or heart conditions.
the Hernandez, Lopez and Committal service and in-
Lopez, Yvette Lopez, Tom through the state. People exercising out-
Sons Northside Chapels, 800 terment followed in the Cal-
(Jamie) Laurencelle Jr. of The stagnant cloud, called doors also are warned to be
Boston St. Funeral services vary Catholic Cemetery.
Detroit, Michael (Rhonda) continental haze, carries cautious.
will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Pallbearers were Bob Roskos,
Laurencelle of Detroit, Mi- power-plant and factory pol- The tiny particles are par-
Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 from Paul Smith, Thomas Smith Jr.,
chelle (Tom) Macdonald of lution from the Mississippi ticularly dangerous because
the funeral home chapel. A holy Omar Perez Jr., James Smith,
North Port, Mich., and Erica, and Ohio river valleys, they are breathed deeply
Mass will be celebrated at 9 David Perez, David Roskos and
Jose Mario, Christian and according to the Texas into the lungs.
a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Paulino Perez III.
Daniel Lopez of Houston. Commission on By midafternoon Friday,
Catholic Church. Interment will
Mrs. Lopez is also survived Environmental Quality, the high levels of tiny particles
be held at a later date.
by 31 great-grandchildren
Though flowers are beautiful, state’s environmental in the Dallas-Fort Worth
and other relatives.
in lieu of flowers, the family agency. area triggered a level
A rosary will be recited
requests that donations be Atmospheric conditions
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002
made to the funeral expenses of
at 7 p.m. at Joe Jackson
Dennis Muñoz, Jr.
Heights Funeral Chapels,
719 Loring at Cortez. Visit- *Hanna
ation will be held from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. (Continued from Page 1A) “We need the rain desper-
Funeral services will be south-central Alabama, but ately,” said William Birdsong,
Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 at 8:30 some of the storm’s heaviest regional extension agrono-
a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights rainfall was reported in the mist in southeast Alabama,
Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Florida Panhandle. where rainfall has been
Cortez to Holy Redeemer Tallahassee had road flood- below normal for several
Catholic Church for a holy Mass ing, and fallen tree limbs and years. He said some farmers
at 9 a.m. power outages were report- “have gotten less than an
Interment will be at the fam- ed in the Pensacola area. inch since the first of July.”
ily plot of the Calvary Cath- At one point, 20,000 homes “We need the rain. There’s
olic Cemetery. and businesses were with- no doubt about that,” said
Arrangements are under the out power in the Panhandle, Mayor James Grimes in the
direction of Joe Jackson Gulf Power Co. reported. town of Elba.
Heights Funeral Chapels, Bridges linking the main- Hanna was the eighth trop-
719 Loring at Cortez. land to Perdido Key, west of ical storm of the 2002
Pensacola, and Santa Rosa Atlantic hurricane season,
Island, south of the city, were which began June 1 and
temporarily closed because ends Nov. 30. It grew out of
of high wind, said Escambia the season’s ninth tropical
County Emergency depression. The season’s
Management chief Michael only hurricane, Gustav, sped
Hardin. into Newfoundland early
ROBERTO HECTOR SAENZ By 4 p.m. CDT, Hanna was Thursday.
centered about 40 miles Elsewhere, the 10th tropi-
Roberto Hector Saenz northeast of Mobile, Ala., cal depression of the season
Juan Arambula, 78, passed
away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and was moving toward the formed near Trinidad in the
Roberto Hector Saenz, 64, northeast at about 12 mph. It Windward Islands, with peak
passed away on Saturday, was expected to continue wind near 30 mph, the hurri-
Funeral services were held
Sept. 14, 2002. that course through Sunday cane center said. It was
on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002,
Funeral services are pend- and to continue weakening, moving west at 23 mph, a
with an 8:30 a.m. departure
ing with the Hernandez, Lopez the National Hurricane track that would take it over
from Nieto Dickey & Lopez
and Sons Northside Chapels, Center said. Venezuela early Sunday.
Funeral Directors to San
800 Boston St. Information with Farmers, meanwhile, were
Jose Catholic Church. A holy
regard to the funeral arrange- hoping for rain.
mass was celebrated at 9 a.m.