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November 8, 1999     (512) 463-0300


AUSTIN - Senator Gregory Luna of San Antonio died early Saturday morning from complications related to diabetes. He was 66. Luna had been hospitalized several times since March of this year. Senator Luna has represented Senate District 26 since 1993, he resigned his Senate seat effective September 24, 1999.

A rosary will be held Monday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. in San Antonio at the San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza. The funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 9 at the same location. Burial services will follow Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. The burial services are open to the public. The funeral home handling the arrangements is Angelus Funeral Home, 119 N. Saint Mary St., (210) 227-1462.

Memorials may be sent to the Diabetes Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, 78284 or The Gregory Luna UTSA Downtown Scholarship Fund, UTSA Development Office, 6900 North Loop 1604, San Antonio, 78249, attention: Adriana Gonzales.

For more information call the Office of the Secretary of the Senate at (512) 463-0100.

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AUSTIN - Senator-elect Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio is tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 1999 in the Senate Chamber. Lt. Governor Rick Perry will administer the oath of office. Van de Putte will be representing Senate District 26, formerly held by the late Senator Gregory Luna.