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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Jtnc Mltoh Suspects plead guilty to murder By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Two San Antonio charged with capital murder and aggravated asked District Attorney Bill Schroeder if they could plead guilty to both charges two months and bargain for life instead of posible death He said After the federal courts refused to out the execution of the Candy Man on Schroeder changed his in 207th District Francis Irving Chandler and George Edwin Pittmann pleaded guilty to those and were each assessed two life prison to run and not by presiding Judge Robert I want people to understand the state didnt take a dive on this Schroeder There are 141 persons on Death Row in and Chandler and if would have been numbers 142 and But there havent been any executions since The charges stemmed from a bizarre tricounty and murder incident July 23 and which claimed the life of Robert The two men kidnapped Williams and his wife Josephine from their San Antonio home July Williams body was recovered at Sun July in a brushy area off Bear Creek Road in Comal He had been hanged by a rope strung across a support beam in a small shed near the it boils down to the federal courts dont seem to want to execute When the execution of the Candy Man Ronald OBryan was I what the heck No one was more deserving than that Schroeder Its fruitless to spend thousands of dollars in taxpayers when justice wont be carried OBryan was convicted of murder for poisoning his son with Halloween candy in Houston in He had been sentenced to die this past but his execution was In the case of Pittmann and Schroeder We had two twice the The Attorney Generals Office was and capital murder involves the death which meant the trial could have resulted in a hung That would mean more since it would have to be I just didnt see the need to spend taxpayers dollars if the courts wont allow justice to be With this plea Im trying to keep them in prison as long as I the district attorney The law says they have to serve 20 calendar Theyll get out at ages 62 Chandler and 59 That should be old enough to keep them out of See Page 15 b Muenich suspects trial scheduled December 13 A San Marcos man charged with involuntary manslaughter in con nection with the autopedistrian death of Jimmy Muenich on April could go to trial on Thomas Henry indicted May 20 by a Comal County Grand is the 1 bond case on the 13 jury trial A spokesperson for the district judges office said there is one jail case above and that case could go since jail cases usually take priority over bond if Young does not go to trial on the trial has been set for no the spokesperson Muenich was one of Canyon High Schools top distance The high school junior was running in the 2100 block of the twoway access road along Interstate 35 the night of April when he was struck from behind by a Jeep The 17 yearold was pronounced dead at the scene by Peace Justice Harold was arrested minutes after the accident in the parking lot of a SacNPac store at 81 and Highway New HrrM Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltuno 232 16 Pages TUESDAY November 25 cents 232 USPS 377880 Reagan abandons earlier 83 tax cut Dogging it Nancy Meyer has found a novel way to walk her dog Instead of wearing out shoe Nancy hops in her Volkswagen bus and holds Spooks leash Stall photo by Cindy Richardson out the in case youre worried about she cruises along at about 10 miles per which seems to suit her Great Dane just WASHINGTON AP President in the face of stiff congressional today aban doned any thought of asking Congress to move up the effective date of next years income tax cut from July to Reagan told reporters after meeting with Republican congressional leaders that were not going to make a push for advancing the scheduled tax he he will devote his efforts to resisting anticipated congressional efforts to delay or even cancel the 10 percent tax rate The president said he also is concerned that moving up the tax cut to stimulate economic recovery would increase the already large federal budget But to delay the cut past he would be directly opposed to what is needed to restore the Senate Republican leader Howard Baker who met reporters with said he had no serious doubts that the administration and its congressional allies will be able to preserve the July 1 date for the final step of the threeyear tax reduction He said he had recommended that we not at tempt to advance but Baker said Reagan had heard contrary views from other members of the GOP congressional Baker and House Republican leader Robert Michel faced reporters a day after Congress convened its postelection session amid concern over the nations percent unem ployment rate and calls for legislation to create Congressional leaders told Reagan days ago that the tax cut speedup was not very popular in Congress because of the potential deficit Democrats have urged that the July tax cut be scrapped altogether to help bring down the which Budget Director David Stockman reportedly is forecasting at billion to billion this Budget deficit may worsen WASHINGTON AP Budget Director David Stockmans latest forecast envisions a budget deficit for the current fiscal year of between billion and rising to more than billion annually by the middle of the sources Those who asked not to be quoted by said Stockman outlined the worsening deficit picture to President who has yet to approve specific spending cute to reduce the red But whatever Reagan calls and however Congress officials concede the prospects for reducing the forecasted 1983 deficit appear That is because Congress has already adopted a budget for the fiscal year that includes spending levels for all federal There is virtually no talk in Congress of further spending cuts for the current fiscal As a if Stockmans numbers are the government will be left with a deficit that is far higher than last years unprecedented billion deficit and higher than any previous administratin In deficits that size are certain to raise fears in Congress and elsewhere of rising interest rates that could choke off a Looking for land County will need tract for jail site Inside By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Between now and the first of the Com missioners Court will be in the market for a piece of But just how big a piece of land which will be used to construct a new county jail complex is still Its still too said Commissioner Jumbo who was appointed by his peers last week to serve as a liaison between the jail ar chitects and Commissioners The site selection has not he said in a telephone interview Itd be a little premature to start looking at sites now when we dont know how big a how much land were going to Commissioners Court is forced to plan for a new jail due to an outofcourt settlement agreed upon in a federal lawsuit brought against the county by former jail inmate Robert This which has still not been approved by the federal requires that the county have a new county jail ready for occupancy no later than At their last meeting with Austin architects from HoltFatter and commissioners began talking about locating sites for the new But until a few details have been ironed out bet ween the court and HoltFatter and Scott such as the architects fees and exactly what facilities will be included in the new jail complex the court will not know how big a facility and consequently how much land is needed for the new Some of these details will be ironed Monday when representatives from the Austin firm meet with Commissioners Its expected Monday that the court and architects will arrive at a compensation package the architects said Tim Commissioners Court Currently the court is negotiating a contract with HoltFatter and Also the final form of the demographic See Page 15 Victims death mystifies officials The Travis County Medical Examiners findings indicate that Angie Marie Kowalik just thats said Fred Justice of the Peace for precinct What caused her to drown is anybodys added He pronounced Kowalik dead Saturday after her body was retrieved from Canyon The 18yearold Seguin resident was with a scuba diving class on the morning of She went wearing full and failed to come back Stewart doesnt know He doesnt have the written autopsy report but he did get a phone call from the medical She didnt have a heart attack there was no in dication of he The body was found lying on the bottom of the 85 feet under the It wasnt hung in brush or anything and the airtank mouthpiece was still in She ran out of Stewart The instructor said she should have had 40 to 45 minutes of air in the Of shed been gone longer than that before they discovered Sheriff Walter Fellers is holding Kowaliks equipment for but he said he wasnt sure who wanted to investigate It was just a freak Im pretty he HOW MANY SHOPPING PAYS TIL CHRISTMAS MARCIE ONLY y Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this with southerly to southwesterly winds from 1015 Tonight and there will be considerable late night and early morning low cloudiness and fog partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thun derstorms tonight and with southerly winds at 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at More Playoff Fever Its Region IV championship time for the New Braunfels and tickets went on sale today for the Friday night game against South San See Page TV New parks director adjusts to role as a supervisor ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer Court Thieleman has quite a hand with government City Manager Delashmutt said as much as anything prompted him to make Thieleman the new Director of Parks and Most of the grants were involved in right now are in the parks Delashmutt Just a few weeks the city got final approval on a big one in state matching funds to improve Hinman Island In addition to has worked for me in various responsible positions since Hes been in the system for five years he doesnt have to unlearn the city manager And hes already had a trial run in the parks Formerly ad ministrative assistant to Thieleman has served as interim parks director since Don Simons sudden resignation on Ive watched him for almost two months on the and hes handled it Delashmutt Thielemans new title became official Though he does know his way around the city Thieleman realizes hes in new territory As assistant to the city I got experience in general handling meeting city council But I never had a staff under I never had superintendents and maintenance people and laborers and Now I In his three subdepartments poolaudbathhouse and Thieleman has more than 50 people working under He has a department budget of and thats something I never had a budget that 1 could operate out of he Id handle money here and there a certain amount for this and a certain amount for Bui with a budget like you can actually go out and affect the so to You can have something You can improve the Hes especially interested in land scaping improvements maybe for personal since the master plan approved by the City Council was drawn by his But that was before Thieleman got directly involved in so that may have nothing to do with it at Her contract on retainer as City LandscapeHorticulturist is with the City She meets with me but more often with my he As for the We have this master Thieleman There are a lot of different and every one has a price tag on Its kind of like a gift if you want to look at it that See Page IS
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