A2 HERALD DEMOCRAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
| From page one
Crash kills prominent
Texas burn surgeon
the car’s driver under investigation for
possibly being intoxicated.
DALLAS — Dr. Gary Purdue, chief of
the burn section at the University of Texas According to a UT Southwestern state-
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and ment, Purdue was a past president of the
co-director of the Parkland Memorial Hos- American Burn Association and a burn
pital burn unit in Dallas for 22 years, has specialist who was instrumental in leading
died in a motorcycle crash. He was 65. the Parkland burn unit to national promi-
nence. The unit is one of the nation’s larg-
A Dallas police report says Purdue died
Sunday when a car slammed into the est and treats almost 1,000 burn patients
motorcycle he was driving on a north a year.
Dallas street Sunday morning. No arrest Purdue is survived by his wife, daughter,
was made, but the police report shows three sons and a grandson
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Feb. 16, 2006 photo provided by Yellowstone National Park, a gray wolf is
seen on the run near Blacktail Pond in Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Twin girls drown in Galveston Bay
Wyoming. Lawmakers are proposing a rewrite of the Endangered Species Act ASSOCIATED PRESS
that would lift protections for wolves first enacted in 1974. Critics say the move 10 a.m. Sunday after the The girls had been swim-
would effectively gut one of the nation’s premiere environmental laws and allow girls were swept away and ming at the breakwater
TEXAS CITY — Twin the father also was swept
for the unchecked killing of wolves across the West. when the accident hap-
nine-year-old sisters are away while attempting a
dead and their father is hos- pened.
rescue. An aerial and sur-
pitalized in critical condi- Brahm says he had no
WOLVES: Lawmakers consider change tion after a current swept
the girls away as they swam
face search located the
father and one daughter. identities nor a report on
the father’s condition, but
Coast Guard Petty Officer
from Page A1 introduced in the past two E nv i r o n m e n t a l i s t s in Galveston Bay. news reports quote fam-
Richard Brahm says the
weeks. And the measures decried the shootings as ily members as saying he
The U.S. Coast Guard says other girl’s body washed
from Canada to Central Ida- face another hurdle: Law- unprecedented for a species was hospitalized in critical
the family reported the ashore by the Texas City
ho and Yellowstone Nation- makers are split along par- just off the endangered list.
three missing just before Dike around nightfall. condition.
al Park. The population ty lines over which states Among the wolves killed
hit the original recovery should be allowed to hunt were members of a well-
wolves. known Yellowstone Nation-
benchmark of 300 animals a
decade ago, yet they remain
A measure introduced by
Senators Max Baucus and
al Park pack that crossed
onto Montana land.
GERMANY: Celebrating anniv.
Jon Tester, Montana Demo- Yet those managed hunts from Page A1 by Muslim immigrants. The made by then-U.S. Presi-
At least 1,700 wolves now
crats, would leave wolves were a far cry from the book has become a best- .
dent George H. W Bush and
roam parts of six states.
endangered in Wyoming, days when bounty hunt- comfortable with displays seller. Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
Yet wildlife advocates bachev, who spoke at anoth-
which has a shoot-on-sight ers known as “wolfers” of patriotism in recent Wulff said that there
warn the attempt to strong- er event in Frankfurt.
law for wolves across most poisoned, shot, trapped years — illustrated nota- needs to be “greater con-
arm a public hunt through
of the state. and burned the species to bly by their enthusiastic sistency in applying rules “I don’t want to under-
Congressional action would
That Wyoming law played near-extinction early last flag-waving during the 2006 and obligations.” value the role of politi-
set a dangerous precedent
a pivotal role in the August century. football World Cup, which cians — it was very big,”
for other endangered spe- However, “because peo-
cies — and unravel a wolf court ruling and another in A count at the end of 2009 Germany hosted. ple with foreign roots are Gorbachev said, the Ger-
recovery program that has 2008 that reversed a previ- showed the region’s wolf But Wulff — addressing important to us, I don’t want man news agency DAPD
cost $30 million to date. ous attempt to take wolves population rose slightly last an audience that included them to be hurt in what are reported.
off the endangered list. year despite the hunts. Wild- Chancellor Angela Merkel, necessary debates” about “But the people played
“It’s comparable to throw-
“If Wyoming doesn’t life officials heralded the the first leader of reunited the successes and failures the most important role
ing an individual species
want to put forward a man- increase as proof the states Germany to grow up in the of integration, Wulff said. here, or rather two different
off of Noah’s ark,” said
agement plan that works, could show restraint. communist east — made “We must not allow the peoples,” he added — point-
Doug Honnold, a Montana
attor ney representing that’s Wyoming’s fault,” Even without public hunt- clear that there is still cementing of prejudice and ing to Germans’ desire for
groups that won an Aug. 5 Baucus said. Tester said ing, government wildlife more to be done despite the exclusion.” reunification and Russians’
court ruling that returned Wyoming “hasn’t wanted agents regularly retaliate achievements of the past “We need a clear position: readiness to accept it.
wolves to the endangered to play” and suggested that against wolves that attack 20 years. an understanding of Ger- Wulff ’s speech was pre-
list. Montana could not wait for livestock, typically by shoot- many that isn’t confined
Referring to a recent ceded by a service at the
No state has proposed get- its southern neighbor to ing them from aircraft. to a passport, a family his-
debate over difficulties in St. Petri Cathedral in Bre-
ting rid of wolves entirely, change its mind given ongo- About 270 were shot last integrating immigrants, he tory or a belief,” he added. men. The city-state hosted
despite calls to do so by ing livestock losses from year under the program said that Germany “must “There is no doubt that this year’s event because it
individual ranchers. Mon- wolf attacks. and more than 1,300 have be open to those who come Christianity belongs to Ger- currently holds the rotating
tana and Idaho have plans Republicans have spon- been killed since Congress’ to us from all parts of the many; there is no doubt that presidency of the German
to reduce their populations sored more sweeping mea- initial involvement. world — Germany needs Judaism belongs to Ger- parliament’s upper house.
by 15 percent and about 40 sures that would delist “Government agents kill- them.” many ... but Islam now also
belongs to Germany.” Germany’s parliament
percent, respectively. wolves across the lower 48 ing wolves with shotguns Last month, Thilo Sarra- was holding a separate
Those states and the U.S. states, including Wyoming. from helicopters — that’s zin, a board member at Ger- Germany has long been event in Berlin later Sun-
Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho’s delegation has yet not the model we had of many’s central bank, quit home to a large Turkish day to commemorate the
appealed the August ruling another bill, described as a conservation we had in his post amid controversy community. anniversary, with former
last week. A final ruling fallback plan, that includes mind,” said Carolyn Sime, over a book he wrote claim- Chancellor Helmut Kohl
The president highlighted
could take years. only that state and Mon- the head of Montana Fish, ing that German society the contributions to Ger- among others expected to
There also are proposals tana. Wildlife and Parks’ wolf was being made “dumber” many’s swift reunification attend.
to hold wolf hunts with Senators from both par- program.
the animals still listed as ties and across the region “It took an act of Con-
endangered. That idea has met last week in part to gress to direct the U.S.
gotten a cool reception from
federal wildlife officials.
resolve the Wyoming issue.
But a common front has yet
Fish and Wildlife Service
to study reintroduction. City jail
Maybe that’s fitting as a
State officials say inter-
vention by Congress may
Wolves were off the way to resolve this,” she
be the only viable option endangered list for over a
E nv i r o n m e n t a l i s t s
year before the latest court
ruling. In that time, hunt- Ben Neary contributed to
have vowed to lobby hard
against several wolf bills
ers in Montana and Idaho
killed 260 of the animals.
this story from Cheyenne,
Wyo. in Texas
AUSTIN — As repeated
Anti-abortionists line streets efforts to regulate local jails
across Texas fail, inmates
in more than 370 city and
town jails go unsupervised
for national Life Chain event despite ongoing reports of
inmate suicides, unsafe
conditions, according to a
AUDRIE PALMER alternative measures when Ann’s Catholic Church, said
MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM published report.
faced with unexpected preg- he and groups from his con-
nancy . gregation, including those Suspects in some local
Standing near the cor- in Knight of Columbus and lockups are left handcuffed
ner of one of the busiest “We need to stop this geno-
ACTS retreatants, came out to benches for hours with
intersections in Midland, cide,” she said. “We’re here
to remind the public about little or no supervision, and
those holding signs stating to spread the good news that
respect for life. a woman in one small-town
“Adoption: Loving Option” there is hope and another
option to a crisis. The main “We believe that human jail was left with nothing
and “Abortion Hurts Wom- more than a cell phone to
en” silently prayed as cars option is adoption. We don’t life begins at conception,”
want mothers to kill babies he said. “We have to con- use if she needed help, the
passed and honked at them Austin American-States-
Sunday afternoon. in the womb. We want to give tinue to remind people about
them life. No one should be the sanctity of human life. man reported in Sunday’s
The volunteers were killed because of their place Every time we do, we hope editions.
members of several local of residency . that someone gets the mes- Adan Munoz (ah-DAHN’
churches and parishes tak- sage.” MOON’-yohz) Jr. heads the
“Science is on our side.
ing part in the 2010 national For the Rev. Bob Pase, of Texas Commission on Jail
It’s a baby It’s a baby It’s a
Life Chain event being held Grace Lutheran Church, it Standards that regulates
in more than 1,200 cities was his first time partici- county jails in Texas. But he
across the United States and The group stood out on the says it wasn’t unusual when
pating in the annual event
Canada. sidewalks from 2 p.m. to 3:30 he was a rookie Kingsville
and said that it was a simple
p.m. Sunday quietly holding way to make a statement and police officer 40 years ago
Forming a human cross signs with prayers written
along the sidewalks of the to allow the community to to leave suspects alone for
on the backs of posters that know they are in support hours in the town’s tiny
intersection at Andrews many used to recite.
Highway and Midkiff Road, of life. jail.
Gina Aaron, president of “We’re a quiet represen-
tative,” Aaron said. “They
Midland Catholics for Life,
said they were there to raise don’t have a voice so we
speak on their behalf.”
anti-abortion awareness Farm Bureau Members
and to inform the public of Msgr. Larry Droll, of St.
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