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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas me r op Rangers testimony focus of murder trial By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer The jury in the murder trial of Michael Ross Felder will not be allowed to hear a portion of testimony from Texas Ranger Ray Presiding Judge Fred Moore made that ruling after hearing Martinez testify about his contact with Deanne the defendants in November of The testimony was heard without the presence of the Moore ruled Martinez testimony about Felders help in the crime scene identification infringed on the husbandwife The law is with the defendant in this Moore Martinez can testify but he cant say she Felder was present or that she led him to the skeletal Felder is charged in the shooting death of Clifton James of Slates skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near a ranch off Bear Creek Road in Comal A shotgun blast to the back of the head was ruled the cause of death by an Austin medical Slate was reported missing to the Palestine Police Department in May of A member of that police Detective Sergeant Gary testified Tuesday that Slates exwife Debra Harris con tacted and said she had some information she felt he should The information turned out to be four American Express credit card and a check on Slates account that were received in the and given to Slates Kim Brooks testified she had opened her fathers mail looking for a clue where he might A private investigator from Morris was retained June 1 by Slates family and His purpose was to locate Clifton James I started in New then went to the Holiday Inn hotel in Brumley Then I went to motels in Mer Brownsville and South Padre I went those places because someone using Slates name had checked into these Brumley said he later talked to someone at the Palestine Police Department on what he had Did you located Clifton James Slate District Attorney Bill Schroeder I have Brumley The credit card receipts and check were delivered to Ranger Martinez by Martinez testified he took them to the Department of Public Safety Question Documents Section in Another states exhibit entered into was a handwriting speciment commonly referred to as the London penned by Felder in Martinez Was a handwriting expert present at the time this was done Defense Attorney John Chunn Martinez See Page 14A New Braunfels Herald N0w Texas 181 34 Pages Sections Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm today with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers this It will be partly cloudy tonight and 911B 12A 43 2A 13A M2B OPINIONS 4A 18C 810A i4A 2A WEDNESDAY September 1982 25 cents USPS 377880 Lebanese leader killed in blast Committee member Ken Karger left listens as Orville Heitkamp airs his ideas Staff photos by Jackie Smith A matter of green Lebanon AP Israeli troops and armor pushed into Moslem west Beirut early today to head off what they called a dangerous situation following the bombing that killed Israeli backed Presidentelect Bashir Gemayel and at least 26 senior The troops entered west Beirut in a limited move to prevent fighting and secure after the Tuesday blast that killed the Tel Aviv command It gave no but Beirut radio stations reported shooting between ad vancing Israeli forces and leftist Moslem For the first time in their 14weekold the Israelis drove into the former PLO nerve center in the Fakhani They also entered the Kuwaiti Embassy area and the ad jancent Bir Hassan neigborhood on the edge of the Chatilla refugee and the coastal strip stretching from Ouzai to the burnedout Sum merland Beirut radios I The Israeli command also clartiped a curfew on the main city in southern and closed the LebaneseIsraeli border to all but military Prime Minister Menachem Begins Uri told reporters in Jerusalem the army entered west Beirut to head off a dangerous presidential envoy Morris Draper met with Begin for nearly an hour and the shattering experience of Bashir Gemayels assassination yesterday has complicated the problem for but we are going to move forward with deter No group claimed responsibility for the but Gemayel was opposed by Lebanese leftists and their Syrian allies who saw him moving toward a peace treaty with Gemayel also had rivals for power in the Christian community and escaped two previous assassination Although Gemayel had not said he would seek a peace treaty between Lebanon and had met with Israeli leaders and some of his foes criticized him for cooperation with the invading Israeli He was the third leader in the Arab world linked to accommodation with Israel to be King Abdullah of Jordan was killed See Page 14A County growth committee eyes funding alternatives By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Money may not be the answer to all the countys growing but right now its a very im portant factor in finding Locating funds to combat the problems resulting from countywide tourism and the Guadalupe River State Park that will open next is one of the first priorities set by the Comal County Growth and Development The 15member which was formed by Commissioners Court to study the effects of county reached this conclusion Tuesday night upon questioning from its Spring Branch resident Charles This is the second meeting the main steering committee has I hear us saying these are the problems and this is what we need to also hear its going to take Knibbe it the committees general opinion that if we could get some money we could find ways either through Commissioners Court or through legislation to help solve these problems he questioned those 11 members Among those agreeing with Knibbe was Ken chairman of the subcommittee studying the Lower Guadalupe River area of the Its refreshing to me to see and hear no com Death of a princess Crash injuries fatal to Grace Kelly See Page 14A Panel chairman Charles Knibbe listens to funding discussion MONTE Monaco AP The oody of Princess Grace lay in state today in a 13th century palace chapel and her subjects came to pay respects to the Oscarwinning actress who left Hollywood 26 years ago but remained one of its most beloved The former Grace Kelly died in a Monaco hospital Tuesday at the age of 52 from a cerebral about 36 hours after her car somersaulted 120 feet down a trapping her Guards with black arm bands stood vigil and flags flew at half staff today atop the royal palace in honor of the who reached stardom in 11 films that included High Dial M for Rear and Country for which she won an Academy Award in The guards allowed only Monaco residents to enter the castle to sign a condolence but several hundred tourists gathered outside to snap pictures of of Only the estimated residents of the principality were to be allowed to view the coffin later the palace The glittering Monte Carlo casinos closed their doors for two flags were lowered to halfstaff on the banks lining the Boulevard des Moulins and a championship soccer game was moved from the city as Monaco mourned its storybook No funeral date has been but Radio Monte Carlo reported it could be as late as Prince Rainier III was at his wifes bedside when she along with two of her children Princess and Crown Prince said Nadia who had been spokeswoman for Princess Princess received minor injuries in the car crash Monday and was under ob servation at the hospital named after her palace officials The princess regained consciousness at some point before her death because she requested that if people were going to send they be simple Lacoste She also suggested that people might make donations to her favorite charities in lieu of Lacoste said she could not say if the princess was aware of her critical condition when she made the The princess died at Tuesday The palace said all possibilities of treatment had been exhausted by late in the The tiny principality a rocky slice of the French Riviera immediately went into mourning when Graces death was announced just before In the casino that made Monaco famous in Edwardian roulette wheels were brought to a stop and the blackjack cards packed The floodlights were turned off and the doors quietly Across Casino the gaudy Gafe de Paris as did all the bars and The usually lively streets were Across the yachtfilled the usually See Page 14A Police searching for con man By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor If you saw a bearded man talking to a woman in front of the Post Office Friday New Braunfels Police would like to talk with Because that man reportedly pulled a con job known as the bank audit swindle on the to the tune of The conversation in question took place at the corner of Castell Avenue and Mill Street in front of the Post Office between and 5 It ended with the local woman handing the suspect which he said he needed to conduct a fictitious gambling investigation on a teller at Texas Commerce BankNew Felix Roque The scam began shortly after 4 and involved two telephone callers and the who was called Charles by one of the The first caller identified himself as bank examiner George Roque and asked the woman if she does business with the He also asked for the amount of her last discovered it was around and then said hed call The next caller said he was Captain Gene Phillips with the Department of Public The bogus captain said he was cooperating with Hoskins in his investigation of a bank Hoskins then called was informed that Phillips had supported his and then asked the woman to write a check for and cash it at the drivein He also took a description of her and told her after she had done to meet Charles who he described as a government at the Post She did as she was and at the Post Office she met a man described as a white age with dark hair and eyes and a short Carrying a he flashed a badge and asked for the He told her that her account would be credited for the and that he was going back to the He walked around the corner of the Post Office up Mill Street and hasnt been seen Roque Roque said a similar incident occurred in Seguin March The description in the local swindle See Page 14A Local suspect Seguin suspect
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