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Saturday, June 8, 2002
Laredo Morning Times
Car clubs work to help local children
BY JAVIER BARROSO
Times staff writer
Orphaned Nuevo Laredo
children living at the
Ministerios De Amor shelter
will benefit from a recent
donation granted by two
Laredo racing car clubs.
Members of two local car
clubs, Extreme Motor Sports
and Street Warriors Racing
Team, raised funds to help
the children at the home.
Ministerios De Amor, a
Mexican non-profit organization dedicated to help
orphaned children across
the nation, will also hold a
telethon at McAllen that will
be broadcast live by
Telemundo on June 16.
Oasis of Love Ministries, a
non-denominational church
in Laredo, works with
Ministerios De Amor so
people on this side of the
border can also help.
Luis Fernando Ramirez
Pesina, public relations officer for Ministerios, and
Carlos Garza, Oasis’ pastor, received a donation of
$1,700 from Extreme Motor
Club and Street Warriors,
two local racing car clubs.
Garza said that the clubs’
donation will make a difference for the children at the
orphanage.
“They had some races the
past weekend, and they
called us because they
wanted to do a fundraiser
for the Ministerios De
Amor,” he said.
Ramirez said officials
decided
to
open
a
Ministerios De Amor in
Nuevo Laredo because
there are many homeless
children in this region.
Children at the shelter
receive education, food and
clothes, and they stay there
all year long.
Ramirez said the facility is
only
accepting
boys
because there currently is
not enough money to build
a facility for girls, but
acknowledged that it is very
DAILY CALENDAR
Saturday, June 8
The Kiwanis Summer
Festival, sponsored by the
Laredo Kiwanis Club, will be
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Texas
A&M International University
on the Campus Green. All
family members are invited
and the event is free. There
will be food booths, stage
dancers, arts and crafts,
musical performances and
children’s entertainment. For
more information, call 7123338.
Texas A&M International
University’s Department of
Fine and Performing Arts
(Dance Program) will offer
an intermediate/advanced
flamenco dance workshop
with Rogelio Rodriguez, free
and open to the public, from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
Student Center. Participants
must be at least 13 years
old. The event is provided in
part by funding from the
Texas Commission on the
Arts. For more information
326-2625.
Take a walk on the wild
side. Visit the Lamar Bruni
Vergara
Environmental
Science Center on the
Laredo Community College
campus and explore the
various education and
native specimen exhibits of
the Rio Grande ecosystem.
The center, located on the
north side of the campus, is
open Saturdays from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is
$3 for children and senior
citizens and $4 for adults.
For more information, call
764-5701.
Sunday, June 9
Texas A&M International
University’s Department of
Fine and Performing Arts
(Dance Program) will continue
the
intermediate/advanced flamenco dance workshop with
Rogelio Rodr’guez, free and
open to the public, from 10
a.m. to noon in the Student
Center. Participants must be
at least 13. The event is provided in part by funding from
the Texas Commission on
the Arts. For more information, 326-2625.
Monday, June 10
The Blessed Sacrament
Church Altar Society will
meet at 3:30 p.m. at the
Parish Hall. Hostesses
include
Angela
Bruni,
Thelma
Cantu,
Chelo
Gallego, Berta Garza, and
Enriqueta Perales.
The National Association of
Retired Federal Employees
will hold their monthly social
meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the
Holiday Inn, 800 Garden St.
Laredo Community College
launches early registration
for Summer Session II
through June 20. Students
who are eligible to self
advise for classes can register through LCC’s telephone
enrollment system by dialing
721-5100 on a touch-tone
phone. The SS II class
schedule is available online
at www.laredo.edu. For
more information, call 7215109.
Laredo Community College
will hold late registration for
Kids and Teens College
today and Tuesday from 3 to
6 p.m. in the Eloy Garcia
Building, room 3. Parents
can register their children,
ages 4 to 15, in a variety of
academic and personal
enrichment courses, including a new mural painting
class. Course fees vary. The
three-week session will be
from June 10-28. For more
information, call 721-5374.
The Laredo Community
College
Kinesiology
Department invites parents
to enroll their children in the
first annual Palomino Sports
Camps for ages 5 and up.
The second two-week session begins June 17. The
camp fee is $55 per participant. For more information,
call 721-5326.
needed.
“Our mission is to give
shelter to as many children
as possible. We would like
to have an orphan house for
girls, too, but our funds here
on the border do not allow
us to do so,” he said.
Ramirez said the telethon
is yet another effort to raise
money for the organization.
“The telethon is going to
be hosted by Jonny
Canales, and all the bands
that are going to participate
will give a donation for our
organization. The funds will
be taken to all the
Ministerios De Amor across
the country,” he said.
Garza said there are
already many interested in
helping the organization,
but still want more people
and other organizations are
needed.
“We are trying to get other
entities that are already
involved in missions to
come and see (Ministerios
De Amor), and hopefully
they will want to get
involved with it,” he said.
“We would be more than
glad to show people what
we do in Nuevo Laredo
before they get involved.”
Garza said a lot of people
do not know that donors will
be able to deduct their
donations from their taxes.
For more information on
Ministerios De Amor or
other services that Oasis of
Love offers, call 744-7775
or visit Oasis’ offices at
1000 Tesoro Lane.
(Times staff writer Javier
Barroso can be reached at
728-2582 or by e-mail at
[email protected])
Times staff photo by CUATE SANTOS
LOVE DONATION: Members of two local car clubs, Extreme
Motor Sports and Street Warriors Racing Team, held a fund-raising event and raised $1,700 for the Oasis of Love Church and the
Ministerios de Amor Orphanage in Nuevo Laredo. From left, are
Carlos Garza, Gerardo Maldonado, Christoper Cremar, Dan
Cremar and Luis Ramirez. Donato Cantu is president of the
Street Warriors Racing Team.
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Today is Saturday, June 8, the 159th day of 2002. There are
206 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 8, 632, the prophet Mohammed died.
On this date:
In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United
States, died in Nashville, Tenn.
In 1861, Tennessee seceded from the Union.
In 1876, author George Sand died in Nohant, France.
In 1915, Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned
in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the
Lusitania.
In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded “Adeste Fideles” and “Silent
Night” in Los Angeles for Decca Records.
In 1967, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israeli forces
raided the Liberty, a Navy ship stationed in the Mediterranean.
(Israel called the attack a tragic mistake.)
In 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of
James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1978, a jury in Clark County, Nev., ruled the so-called
“Mormon will,” purportedly written by the late billionaire
Howard Hughes, was a forgery. In 1982, President Reagan
became the first American chief executive to address a joint
session of the British Parliament.
In 1995, U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O’Grady, whose
F-16-C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on
June 2.
Ten years ago: Secretary of State James A. Baker III and
Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev met in Washington
to try to pave the way for a new round of strategic arms cuts.
Five years ago: Irish Prime Minister John Bruton conceded
narrow defeat in national elections to opposition leader Bertie
Ahern.
One year ago: A knife-wielding man killed eight children at a
Japanese elementary school. British Prime Minister Tony Blair
and his Labor Party swept to a second term, winning re-election by a crushing margin.
Today’s Birthdays: Former President Suharto of Indonesia
is 81. Former First Lady Barbara Bush is 77. Actor-comedian
Jerry Stiller is 75. Actress Dana Wynter is 72. Comedian Joan
Rivers is 69. Actress Millicent Martin is 68. Actor James
Darren is 66. Actor Bernie Casey is 63. Singer Nancy Sinatra
is 62. Singer Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) is 60. Musician
Boz Scaggs is 58. Actor Don Grady is 58. Rock musician Mick
Box (Uriah Heep) is 55. Actress Sonia Braga is 52. Actress
Kathy Baker is 52. Country musician Tony Rice is 51. Singer
Bonnie Tyler is 49. Actor Griffin Dunne is 47. “Dilbert” creator
Scott Adams is 45. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 44.
Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 42. Musician Nick
Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 40.
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Board of
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Concrete Pieces
of
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Laredo
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Board of
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