Pecos Enterprise, Opinion


Daily Newspaper for Reeves County, Trans Pecos, Big Bend, Far West Texas

Main Menu|Archives Menu|Classified|Advertising|Monahans


By Rosie Flores

Olympic games capture

heart of all Americans

Return to Menu
Almost everyone is spending more time at home lately glued to the television set. The 1996 Olympic games, which began with an opening ceremony on Friday, have been one of the most-watched events in television history.

The gala event started off with the lighting of the torch and has continued with contestants from all over the world competing in different events.

Rooting for our home athletes and keeping up to date on who's winning what has kept all of us busy. Whether it be the swimmers, the softball team, the wrestlers or the all-around favorite the gymnasts everyone is interested in finding out how well the U.S. is doing.

The Magnificent Seven (as they are being called), the young group of gymnasts who is representing the United States this year in competition have been a favorite to almost everyone.

Starting from the youngest, 14-year-old Dominic Moceanou, to the oldest, the young girls have captured American's hearts.

Seeing the determination and strength displayed by these young individuals keeps us rooted to the television screen. Wednesday night's performance, the night the young contestants won a gold medal, was a moment to be recorded in history.

With the coveted medal hinging on the last contestant, all eyes were on the young girl who earlier had been just another member of the team. As she got ready to take her turn on the vault, faces displayed their hope that she would be the one to win them the coveted title.

She injured her ankle in doing so, but the look of determination and courage on Kerri Strug's face will be one that nobody will ever forget.

Despite her injury her score helped the Americans win the gold medal for the first time in a decade or so.

As we look at all the other Olympic events, we have hope that they all do as well. Just being out there is an honor in itself, for it shows the willpower all these people have.

We know the U.S. is being represented in an excellent manner!

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rosie Flores is an Enterprise writer and editor of Lifestyles and Golden Years. Her column appears each Thursday.


Lotto winner heirs

can lose their shirts

Return to Menu
There is one clear message from what happened to the heirs of the late Porter Richarson and Johnny Ray Brewster. Before you claim those lotto millions, talk to a good trust and estate lawyer.

Richardson, 80, of Colorado City radio station manager, won $4.3 million last year. He died three months later.

Brewster, 49, a Dallas pharmacist, won $12.8 million last year. He died 10 months later.

Now, each man's heirs are facing gigantic federal estate tabs. ...

A winner has 180 days from the lotto drawing to claim the prize. That's plenty of time to prepare the way ... of keeping the federal wolves at least at bay, should you die.

Perhaps the Legislature could change the law to allow people to assign their winnings to someone else or some entity in their name. Or it could print a cautionary warning on lotto tickets.

- Austin American-Statesman
Return to Menu

Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall
not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or
redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP
Materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for
personal and non-commercial use. The AP will not be held liable for
any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the
transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages
arising from any of the foregoing.

Copyright 1996 by Pecos Enterprise
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
This page prepared in askSam
Return to Menu
Return to Home Page