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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