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Title Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date August 16, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript 4 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 16, 19 In Lomngy fvlemmyy IVOICE mm STEPHEN TAYLOR BRALICK Born: April 15, 1953 Died: August 2, 1996 Stephen passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2nd at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston. Born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin he graduated from the Waukesha Public School System and then attended beauty school in Milwaukee. He spent the next 20-plus years as an accomplished hairdresser and color expert. After moving to Houston he worked for Frost Bros, until its closing, then moved to Alexander in River Oaks. Stephen periodically did hair and make-up for the Houston Grand Opera and also spent several years volunteering his skills at Bering Care Center and other AIDS care facilities. He was an outstanding man who never met a stranger. Stephen is preceded in death by his father John E. Braiick, and his soulmate Richard Hupp. He is survived by his mother Peggy Braiick of Waukesha, Wl; his brother John Braiick, sister-in-law Roxanne, and nephews Zachary and Charles of Warrensburg, MO; his sister Susan Brown, brother-in-law Tim, and nephews Seth and Shane of Johnson Creek, Wl; his sister Maggie Braiick, and partner Cindy McCullough of Houston; and his 13 year old Basset, Buster. The family wishes to thank nurses, Karen and Billie, and all others of Park Plaza, 8th fl., who gave Stephen such wonderful care and their great concern. A Celebration of Life and balloon release will be held on Sunday, August 18th at 3 p.m. at Mary's Outback, 1022 Westheimer. GEORGE E. WATSON George Watson, Jr., 37, affectionately known by his friends as "Bit" passed from this life on August 2, 1996. George was a valued employee at Methodist Hospital Health Care Systems where he worked as a purchasing specialist. He is survived by his spouse Randoi Lindsay, D.Min., a sister and brother, Catherine Barbato and Nicholas Jack Watson, of Mobile, maternal grandmother Mrs. E. Cryptosporidium Study A nationwide phase II double-blind placebo- controlled clinical trial is being conducted in 13 cities (including Houston) for the debili- laiing and someiimes life-threatening opportunistic pathogen Cryptosporidium parvum (C.parvum). The initial sludy in San Francisco General Hospital had approximately 50 percent of patients gaining therapeutic benefit with no serious adverse reactions. The drug being used is a milk- based antibody product derived from colostrum, the antibody-rich milk collected from a cow immediately following the birth of a calf from a cow immunised wilh C.Parvum. To be screened for participation in the siudy. AIDS patients, male or female, must be at ieasi 18 years of age and have had watery diarrhea for ai least 10 days in the previous three weeks. Patients or physicians may call 1-800-372-AIDS or visit the trial website at http.//www.aids- research.com for more information about the study or participating in the study. Breast Cancer Web Site The Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organiza- McGSoughlan, and a niece and nephew. Services were held in Mobile at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with interment at Cedar Crest Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held in Houston for George's many friends on Saturday, August 17, 1996 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd. @ Greenbriar at 4:00 pm with reception immediately following at "Widowwood", 1216 W. Drew, hosted by Rick Carter, Dennis Leasman, Michael Mixon and Randoi Lindsay. Memorial contributions in memory of "Bit" may be made to the Assistance Fund. ROBERT T. (BOBBY) VEITH Born: June 30, 1952 Died: August 6, 1996 Bobby passed to a better, safer place at sunrise Tuesday morning, August 6th, from The Passage in Corpus Christi after a long and courageous battle with AIDS. During his life he touched many lives with his infectious smile and iighthearted sense of humor. Houston and Dallas knew him as one of Texas' first Fan Dancers. Bobby proudly wore the Texas Riders colors and participated everywhere. He was educated at King High School and Delmar College in Corpus Christ! before moving to Houston. Bobby had many talents, but was most proud of his career as a real estate agent. He is survived by his grandmother Hazel Freeman of Pasadena, TX; his mother Joan and stepfather Felix Veith, his brother William Veith and nephew William Veith, Jr. all of Corpus Christi; his father George Stone of Lake Conroe, TX; his soulmate Steve Bargo of Atlanta, GA; and his many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his lifemate Louis Edward Farr. A private service for immediate family was held in Corpus Christi and his ashes scattered on Little Shell Beach on South Padre Island where he had found life's greatest regeneration and peace. A celebration of Bobby's life will be held at the Venture N on Sunday, August 25th at 3:00 p.m. to be followed by a balloon release. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Bering Community Service Foundation. We love and will miss you, Bobby. You made our lives more exciting and will always be in our hearts. Love, Greg, Pec, Doug and Charles BILLY ROSS RAMSEY Bom: July 9, 1947 Died: August 11, 1996 Bill Ross Ramsey, age 49, formerly of Houston, died Sunday, August 11, 1996, at Christopher House in Austin. He was born in Lampasas. After serving as Student Body President and Debate Team member at Southwest Texas State University, Bill represented Texas in the LBJ Administration. Upon his return, he taught school in San Antonio and continued his leadership in Young Democrats. Houston became his home in 1972 where for many years he was prominent in business and politics. He and his late partner J. Cary Chellette founded J. Ross Real Estate, Tropicana Swim Club, and Cock-a-too; scenes of Houston's first and best teas dances, earning them repeated Diana awards. Following his work in Washington, D.C, Billy served with the administrations of innumerable Democratic elected officials, including Mayor Kathy Whitmire, Commissioner E! Franco Lee, Representative Debra Danburg and as Executive Director of the Office of Governor Ann Richards. Bill was Executive Director of the Harris County Democratic Party during "his" Governor's successful campaign. Billy delighted in his travel to San Francisco, New York, Fire Island and points beyond...and had the spirit to let Debra talk him into everything from SCUBA diving to Whitewater rafting, though he was a lousy swimmer. Chanties that benefited from Billy's work and remarkable organizational skills are countless. He began the first Montrose Activity Center, Tea for 2000, and served on numerous community boards and fundraising steering committees. Bill will receive the Political Lifetime Achievement Award from the Human Rights Campaign on September 28 in Austin, and has requested that memorial contributions be made to Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78702 in appreciation of the wonderful care given to him and other Advert loved ones. His friends also thank Dr. ^ John Owens for years of life-enhancing meteor care, and Nancy Pittman and Dr. Lenzi of^SSJSSS! M.D. Anderson. ISSUE 825 August 16, 1996 Published Fridays Established 1974 as the Houston Montrose Star, ?-established 1980 as the HousIon Montrose Voice, changed name to The New Voice in 199! incoiporating the New Orleans Crescent City Star, re-established December 1, 1993 as the Houston Voice 811 Westheimer, Suite 105 Houston, Texas 77006 (713)529-8490 (800) 729-8490 Fax:{713)529-9531 E-mail: HouVoice@AOL.com Contents copyright 1996 Office Hours: 9am-5:30pm weekdays PUBLISHER Crad Duren EDITOR Deborah Moncrief Bell EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT J.C. Michelak/editorial assistant Jon Anthony/entertainment editor Jack Leonard/sports editor Carolyn Roberts/society editor STAFF WRITERS: BR. McDonald, Carolyn Roberts, Javier Tamez (Theatre Review) CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Andrew Edmonson, Larry Lingle, Curt Morrison, Jazz Paz, Glen Webber CARTOONIST: Earl Storm PHOTOGRAPHERS: David Goetz, Kim Thompson, Steven David PRODUCTION Matthew Pennington/manager/art director Maggie Bra lick/production layout OFFICE MANAGEMENT Jack Leonard/office manager Maggie Bra lick/assistant manager Jeanna Wiley/office assistant ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Lee Davis, Benjamin Diaz, J.C. Michelak, Carolyn Roberts CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Maggie Braiick NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPR522ESENTAT1VE Rivendell Marketing, P.O. Box 518, Westfield. TJJ (908) 232-2021 photograph from Ihe Houston Voice is a I statute. Voice or its staff and we assume o liability f0r |(,e content expressed or implied of said articles or likeness of persons living or dead, real or fictional in the cartoons. —Publication of the name or photograph of any person or or- ganiiation in articles or advertising in the Houston Voice is not ID be conslrued as any indication of the sexual orientation of n endorsemenl or guarantee by The s staff. 1 Westheimer, HEALTH tion announced ihe opening of a Home Page on the World Wide Web. The page includes a list of frequently asked questions about breast cancer, instructions on breast self-exam (BSE) including diagrams, guidelines for mammography, and a bibliography The site features language that is friendly and caring. Y-ME, based in Chicago, is the nation's largest :nn.wj for brt cance information, support and referral. The wet address is http.//www.y-me.org. Anyone will suggestions lo offer of topics to be included cai e-maii Michelle Melin at YMEONE@AOL.COM Lesbian HIV Report The Centers for Disease Contro ion (CDC) has published the firs :rnment report on Lesbian HIV \: fedei al gov- reflect- i knowledge of the impact of this disease on women who have sex with women and provides direction to the CDC on developing appropriate research and prevention initiatives. This repori includes 25 recommendations under four major headings: research; surveillance: communications & publications; and further meetings. It also explores the four major areas of transmission for lesbians and bisex- rtng, unprotecied s The meeting report can be ordered by calling the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse ai 1-800- 458-5231. Low-Fat and Skin Cancer Research at Baylor College of Medic revealed that patients on a diet of 20 percent fat {considered very lean) had fewer precancerous growths and non-melanoma skin cancers than patients on a diet with the normal 38 percent Houston Voice oi POSTMASTER: Send-address o Suite 105, Houston. TX 77006 Subscription rale in US (by carrier or US Mail): $1.75 per week ($45 50 per 6 monlhs or $91 00 per year) Display advertising deadline: 12:00 p.m. CT Monday to reserve space. 5:00 p.m. CT Monday to furnish ad copy, for Friday publication Classified advertising deadline: noon CT Monday for Friday My ■: 3 financial n ibility for the study average of '•The participants had already had non-melanoma skin cancers, st involved a group with a history. Aft the patients on the low-fat diet had ; three precancerous growths whilt diet patients averaged 10," said Dr. John Wolf, Chairperson of Dermatology at Baylor. Avoiding excessive sun exposure is still Ihe best way to prevent the initial damage that causes skin cancer. Wolf added. He also stated there is evidence that a low-Fat diet may be beneficial in reducing the risk for colon, prostate and breast cancer and proof that it influences claims by advertisers but readers are asked paper of any suspicion of fraudulent or deceptive adv and suspicions will be investigated Member: National Gay Newspaper Guild: Gay a Lesbiar Association: Associate member: Associated Press The Houston Voice On-Line! The USAGayNet web site can be viewed at http://www. usagaynet.com. To reach The Houston Voice, access the site and click on the News and Views. There is no charge for this service. latlh.
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