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									MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2005                                                                                                                                                                              LAREDO MORNING TIMES | 11A



                                                                  OBITUARIES
           MARIA MAGDALENA HERNANDEZ                                                                   EUSTOLIA ARCE
    Maria Magdalena Hernandez        close friend Marie (Miguel)                   Eustolia Arce de 59 años,       p.m. Nacio en Noviembre 9,
entered eternal rest on March 25,    Cleto.                                    falleció el jueves marzo 24 del     1945, en Nuevo Laredo, Tamps.
2005, surrounded by her family.         Maria was a devout Catholic            2005, en Laredo, Texas a las 5      Eustolia Arce le gustaba que
Maria was preceded in death by       and is rejoicing to be with the                                               estuviera la familia reunida.
her daughters Maria del Carmen       Lord and Savior Jesus Christ                                                      Le sobreviven sus hijos:
Hernandez, Maria Magdalena           and those that have gone before                                               Jesus Moya Jr., Oscar Sanchez
Llamas, son Lazaro Hernandez         her. She was very proud of being                                              Jr., Wendy Sanchez, Gilberto
Jr., and grandson, Paul Alfredo      a Guadalupana and in earlier                                                  Sanchez, Kimberly Arce y
Llamas Jr.                           years had been very involved in                                               nietos y su mama Guadalupe
    She is survived by the love of   her church.                                                                   Mendoza y hermanos.
her life, husband of 59 years,          Maria was the foundation of                                                    Rosario se oficiara lunes,
Lazaro Hernandez Sr.; son: Jose      our family and in her own subtle                                              marzo 28 del 2005 desde las 4
Oscar Hernandez and his wife         ways taught us that nothing is                                                hasta las 9 p.m. Servicios
Irene; grandchildren: Mary           more important than family.                                                   funerales se efectuaran en 310
Elizabeth     Rodriguez,     Jose       “As a mother comforts her                                                  Hillside Rd., Laredo.
Lazaro Llamas, Lazaro Becerra,       child, so will I comfort you.” You                                                Padrinos seran Jesus, Oscar,                                                             Photo by Ric Feld/file | AP
and John Michael Cordova;            remain in our hearts till we meet                                             Gilberto, Eulalio, Arturo y          Giant Chinese Pandas Yang Yang, left, and Lun Lun play with each other at Zoo
great-great grandchildren: David     again.                                                                        Oscar Sr.                            Atlanta in Atlanta, in this Nov. 18, 1999, photo.
John Medellin II, Cecilia               Visitation will be Monday,                                                     Se sepultara el martes,
Guadalupe Rodriguez, Alexis          March 28, 2005, at Mission Park                                               marzo 29 en el cementerio de la
Marie Llamas, Christopher Paul
Llamas, Joshua Llamas and
Alexandria Jade Cordova; sister:
                                     Funeral Chapel South in San
                                     Antonio. The services in Laredo
                                     are as follows: Visitation and
                                                                                                                   ciudad. Que Dios los bendiga.
                                                                                                                                                         Dying bamboo plants
Zulema Ascevedo; aunt: Sister
Mary De Lellis of Laredo, and
                                     vigil of the deceased will be
                                     Tuesday, March 29, 2005, from 4
                                                                                         JORGE GUADALUPE DEGOLLADO
                                                                                   Jorge Guadalupe Degollado,         He was a member of the
                                                                                                                                                         threaten wild pandas
                                     to 9 p.m. A rosary will be recited        61, passed away March 25,           American Legion and the Pan
                                     at 7 p.m. in the Hernandez,               2005.                               American Golf Association,                  By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN            seeds before dying.
                                     Lopez and Sons Northside                      He was preceded in death by     where he won numerous                          ASSOCIATED PRESS                  Blooming happens about
                                     Chapels, 800 Boston St.                   his parents, Alfredo and Maria      awards. He had been managing                                                 once every 60 years, with a
                                        Funeral services will begin at         Luisa Degollado.                    the Arechiga Apts., a family            SHANGHAI, China — Giant              new crop taking 10 years to
                                     8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30,                Survivors include his wife,     business.                            pandas in western China could           mature. However, the cycle
                                     2005, departing from the funeral          Concepcion A. Degollado; son:          Jorge was a beloved, caring       be at risk of starvation because        seems to run along different
                                     home chapel. Holy Mass will be            Jorge G. Degollado Jr.; parents-    husband, father, son, brother        the bamboo plants that they eat         schedules in different places
                                     celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at Our            in-law: Juan Sr. (Francisca)        and a friend to all. He will         are beginning to die off in a           and an earlier mass die-off of
                                     Lady of Guadalupe Catholic                Arechiga; sisters and brother:      always be dearly missed by his       cycle that happens about every          bamboo in the 1980s caused
                                     Church. Interment will follow in          Maria Luisa D. (Galo) Ramirez,      brother, sisters and in-laws,        60 years, the official Xinhua           the deaths of about 250 pandas,
                                     the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.            David (JoAnn) Degollado and         especially his father-in-law         News Agency reported Sunday.            Xinhua said.
                                                                               Gloria Alicia Degollado; broth-     Juan Arechiga Sr., as well as all       Workers at the Baishuijiang              Xinhua said some bamboo
                                                                               ers-in-law and sister-in-law:       who knew him and those               State Nature Preserve in the            also has started blooming in
                                                                               Juan (Rosa Maria) Arechiga Jr.,     whose lives he touched, espe-        northwestern province of                Sichuan       and      Shaanxi
                                                                               Jaime A. (Elizabeth) Arechiga,      cially his comadres, compadres       Gansu plan to monitor the 102           provinces, home to the rest of
                                                                               Javier E. (Rita) Arechiga,          and friends.                         pandas in the preserve for              China’s estimated 1,590 wild
                                                                               Bertha A. (Federico) Paez and          Anyone who had the privi-         signs of hunger, according to           pandas.
                                                                               Jorge F. (Isela) Arechiga;          lege of meeting Jorge soon dis-      Xinhua.                                     Flowering bamboo now
                                                                               numerous       aunts,    uncles,    covered his warm, friendly, out-        Threatened pandas will be            covers more than 17,300 acres
                      JUAN JOSE MANCHA                                         cousins, nieces, nephews and        going personality, wonderful         moved to areas that still have          of the 544,000-acre preserve,
                                                                               other relatives, compadres and      sense of humor, always with a        bamboo, with special attention          Xinhua said. It said 22 pandas
  Juan Jose Mancha, 44, passed          Visitation will be Monday,             friends.                            big smile. God received him          given to older, feeble animals, it      living in the preserve’s Bikou
away Monday, March 21, 2005.         March 28, 2005, from 6 to 9 p.m.              Jorge    graduated     from     with a smile on a very special       said, citing Zhang Kerong, the          and Rangshuihe areas were
                                     and a rosary will be recited at 7         Martin High School in 1963 and      day, Good Friday.                    preserve’s director.                    directly threatened with star-
                                     p.m. in the Hernandez-Lopez               was a 4-year member of the             Jorge enjoyed dancing,               Pandas derive most of their          vation.
                                     and Sons Northside Chapels, 800           JROTC program. He was in the        singing, playing his guitar, golf-   nutrition from arrow bamboo                 Zhang said rangers would
                                     Boston St. Funeral services will          U.S. Army Reserves from June        ing with his friends and also        and can starve once the plant           patrol for ailing animals and
                                     begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday,            4, 1963, to July 30, 1968. He       looked forward to dining every       enters its dying-off stage. The         rescue those in need. Local vil-
                                     March 29, 2005, from the funeral          retired from Southwestern Bell      Friday with his wife and his         stage begins when the bamboo            lagers also have been told not
                                     home chapel.                              Telephone Co. after 31 years of     comadres and compadres.              forms flowers, after which the          to drive away or harm pandas
                                        Holy Mass will be celebrated           service.                               A rosary will be recited          pandas refuse to eat it. The            if they enter inhabited areas
                                     at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic                                             Monday, March 28, 2005, at 7         bamboo then starts to produce           looking for food.
                                     Church. Interment will follow in                                              p.m. at Christ the King Catholic
                                     the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.                                                Church. Visitation will be from
                                                                                                                   4 to 9 p.m. at Hillside Funeral
                                                                                                                   Home chapel. The funeral will                        TAKS | Continued from Page 1A
                                                                                                                   be Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
                                                                                                                   The procession leaves Hillside           Texas labeled 688 essays            tions are less formulaic than on
                                                                                                                   Funeral Home at 11 a.m. to           “outcry” last year and 592 in           past achievement tests, includ-
                                                                                                                   Christ the King Church. Mass         2003, a drop in the pool of             ing the Texas Assessment of
                                                                                                                   begins at 11:30 a.m. Interment       more than a million essays.             Academic Skills.
                                                                                                                   will follow in the family plot of        The writing section of the 3-          The essay instructions are
                                                                                                                   the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.       year-old TAKS is designed to            broad: “Write an essay explain-
                       JOSE JUAN CHAVEZ                                                                                                                 give students flexibility —             ing the importance of accept-
                                                                                                                                                        opening the door for personal           ing others as they are” or
  Jose Juan Chavez, 73, passed          Visitation will be Monday,                                                                                      essays.                                 “Write a composition about an
away Friday, March 25, 2005.         March 28, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m.                                                                                       “There are so many things           adventure you had.”
                                     A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.                                                                                 that children are bringing to              Students can use any writ-
                                     at the Hernandez-Lopez and                                                                                         school” nowadays, said Chuck            ing approach: cause and effect,
                                     Sons Northside Chapels, 800                                                                                        Hoffman, executive director of          for example, or problem and
                                     Boston St. Funeral services will                                                                                   student and social services for         solution. They can tell a narra-
                                     begin at 9:30 a.m. departing
                                     from the funeral home chapel.
                                     Holy Mass will be celebrated at
                                                                               Supermarkets threaten                                                    the Fort Worth school district.
                                                                                                                                                            Students in Texas must
                                                                                                                                                        write an essay or composition
                                                                                                                                                                                                tive or be philosophical.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Texas Assessment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                Knowledge and Skills gives
                                     10 a.m. at Our Lady of
                                     Guadalupe Catholic Church.
                                     Interment will follow in a local
                                                                               roadside cascaron sales                                                  for the TAKS in grades 4, 7, 10
                                                                                                                                                        and 11. Although the TEA flags
                                                                                                                                                        outcry essays at all grade lev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                students more latitude in their
                                                                                                                                                                                                essay writing than tests in
                                                                                                                                                                                                some other states. For example,
                                     cemetery.                                          ASSOCIATED PRESS               For families who make the        els, most appear at the seventh-        last year’s test included this
                                                                                                                   eggs, the stockpiling of             grade level.                            instruction for 10th-graders:
                                                                                   HARLINGEN, Texas — At           eggshells punctured on top can           Students are free to express        Write an essay about the
                                                                               Easter it seems every street        last all year. For those planning    themselves on the TAKS                  impact another person can
                                                                               corner in the Rio Grande Valley     to make enough to sell, there        because the writing instruc-            have on your life.
                                                                               has a family hawking cas-           likely are deals to get the dis-
                                                                               carones — colored eggs drained      carded shells from bakeries.
                                                                               and filled with confetti, the           De Andar, a vendor, said he
                                                                               products of months of work.         has noticed more stores selling
                                                                                   But alas, when it comes to      the eggs, but doesn’t intend to
                         TODAY IN HISTORY                                      this Mexican-American tradi-        quit selling them each spring.
                                                                               tion, corporate America may be          “I spend a whole year work-
          ASSOCIATED PRESS               Ten years ago: In Japan,              muscling out the little guys.       ing with them,” De Andar said.
                                     Mitsubishi Bank and the Bank of           Wal-Mart and supermarket            “I fill them up with confetti and
    Today is Monday, March 28,       Tokyo agreed to a merger to create        chains including H-E-B, Fiesta,     paint them one at a time.”
the 87th day of 2005. There are      what was then the world’s largest         and Albertson’s are doing a             U.S. Customs and Border
278 days left in the year.           bank.                                     brisk trade in the eggs, even       Protection currently has a ban
    Today’s highlight in history:        Five years ago: In a unani-           while charging a higher price.      on individuals importing cas-
    March 28, 1979, America’s        mous ruling, the Supreme Court                “We sell huge quantities        carones from Mexico because
worst commercial nuclear acci-       sharply curtailed police power in         and are about to distribute         of fears they may be contami-
dent occurred inside the Unit Two    relying on anonymous tips to stop         them in other stores,” said         nated with Exotic Newcastle
reactor at the Three Mile Island     and search people.                        Vidal Martinez, a San Antonio-      Disease, a deadly bird flu.
plant near Middletown, Pa.               One year ago: French                  based importer who ships the        Martinez, the importer, said his
    On this date:                    President Jacques Chirac’s gov-           cascarones from Mexico for          eggs undergo rigorous inspec-
    In 1834, the U.S. Senate voted   ernment suffered stinging defeats         several supermarket chains.         tion on both sides of the border.
to censure President Jackson for     in regional elections seen as a vote          Major retailers charge about
the removal of federal deposits      of censure against painful eco-           $1.50 for a dozen eggs.
from the Bank of the United          nomic reforms. Sir Peter Ustinov,             Ricardo de Andar, who was
States.                              the actor whose 60-year career            selling the eggs along a busy
    In 1854, during the Crimean      included Oscar-winning roles in           road in Harlingen’s downtown,
War, Britain and France declared     “Spartacus” and “Topkapi,” died in        priced his at $3 for a box of 30,
war on Russia.                       Genolier, Switzerland, at age 82.         or $1.20 per dozen. Across the
    In 1898, the Supreme Court           Today’s birthdays: Former             street from his makeshift stand,
ruled that a child born in the       White House national security             Maria Leal sold hers at $3.50
United States to Chinese immi-       adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski is            for 30.
grants was a U.S. citizen.           77. Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski               “Eggshell” in Spanish is
    In 1930, the names of the        is 72. Country musician Charlie           “cascaron,” and Easter festivi-
Turkish cities of Constantinople     McCoy is 64. Movie director Mike          ties here involve breaking the
and Angora were changed to           Newell is 63. Actress Conchata            paper-filled eggs on the heads
Istanbul and Ankara.                 Ferrell is 62. Actor Ken Howard is        of friends and loved ones.
    In 1939, the Spanish Civil War   61. Actress Dianne Wiest is 57.               While the tradition’s origins
ended as Madrid fell to the forces   Country singer Reba McEntire is           are murky, it is believed to date
of Francisco Franco.                 50. Actress Tracey Needham is 38.         to springtime rituals in pagan
    In 1941, novelist and critic     Actor Max Perlich is 37. Country          Europe that were adopted into
Virginia Woolf died in Lewes,        singer Rodney Atkins is 36.               Christian Easter celebrations.
England.                             Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 36.              The eggs came to Mexico
    In 1942, during World War II,    Actor Vince Vaughn is 35. Rapper          during the reign of Emperor
British naval forces raided the      Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 34.             Maximilian in the 1860s, when
Nazi-occupied French port of St.     Actor Ken L. is 32. Actress Julia         his wife brought elaborate per-
Nazaire.                             Stiles is 24.                             fume-filled eggs from Europe.
    In 1953, athlete Jim Thorpe          Thought           for       today:    The colored eggs caught on, but
died in Lomita, Calif.               “Humanitarianism needs no apol-           confetti gradually replaced per-
    In 1969, the 34th president of   ogy... Unless we ... feel it toward all   fume as the filling.
the United States, Dwight D.         men without exception, we shall               To many Mexicans, the
Eisenhower, died in Washington       have lost the chief redeeming             empty eggshell now symbolizes
at age 78.                           force in human history.” — Ralph          the empty tomb of Jesus Christ;
    In 1994, playwright Eugene       Barton Perry, American author             the confetti the joy of the
Ionesco died in Paris at age 81.     and educator (1876-1957).                 Resurrection.

								
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