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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas New rJJLU Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltung 250 24 Paaes2 Sections FRIDAY December 25 cents USPS 377880 Poison drink caused attorneys death ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer A soft drink laced with cyanide presumably caused the death of Peter Watts a 35 yearold Brownsville The Travis County Medical Examiner found that cyanide poisoning killed whose body was discovered Tuesday morning in the back of a Chevrolet Blazer off Smithsons Valley Whether the poisoning was thats pending said Comal County Sheriffs Investigator Rudy Rubio on Judge Peace Justice Blanchard will have to make a ruling on Authorities found a plastic con taining a mixture of cyanide and between the Blazers two front Rubio A glass of the same mixture ap proximately half half Coke was found inside the abandoned farmhouse near which the Blazer was The property belongs to Deans fatherin Paul Silber of San Its leased to cattle rancher Mike who discovered Deans body near midday Crocker was also the last person to see Dean Rubio said the rancher saw the attorney at the house at ap proximately 8 while checking on his The two men had a short con versation at that Medical examiners also found traces of carbon monoxide in Deans When Rubio arrived on the scene there was a hose connecting the Blazers exhaust pipe with the interior of the Rubio said the motor was not and that the hose was melted in as though it had been subjected to a great deal of A portable hooked up to a house sat in the back bed of the where Deans body was The TV was on when Rubio An involuntary bankruptcy filed by Dean against Tierra del Sol Broadcasting of was scheduled for a hearing in Houston on Wednesday After learning of Deans the court postponed the hearing until Dean had also been scheduled to appear in court this time as a defendant in a suit filed by Sunset Broadcasting a subsidiary of Tierra del The attorney was also involved in Central Texas a company linked to the 19 collapse and closing of Ranchland National Bank in Deans law Lawrence is the son of and Chester Ludka of He is reported to have visited his parents earlier this but the Herald Zeitung has been unable to contact Economic outlook will get better in 1983Reagan WASHINGTON AP President who incorrectly predicted an economic recovery this now says he is convinced 1983 will bring a definite upturn even though there may not be a major improvement in Reagan made his assessment Thursday in a yearend meeting with reporters where he also hailed final congressional passage of a nickela gallon increase in the federal gasoline With the bill on the wayto the White the Senate ending the 97th Congress and sending its members scrambling home for the Christmas The House had adjourned two days The bill would provide billion a year for a program of highway and mass transit and sponsors said construction jobs would be The gasoline tax which also applies to diesel takes effect April In his 10minute session with the president called his Middle East peace proposal our greatest accomplishment of 1982 and said he remains hopeful it will suc ceed despite its rejection by Asked about the economy and what he could tell the nations 12 million Reagan I am convinced that this coming is going to see a definite The president said he was not frustrated by the failure of his program to produce the results he promised in I think that we have put in place a sound program that is going to lead to a sound He called on each of the nations employers to hire at least one jobless person to ease There must be some that I because of their own but there must be others that could probably take even more than Reagan Reagans repeated forecasts of economicimprovement in 1982 failed to For last when about 10 million Americans were out of Reagan said the outlook for the jobless will I think in the latter half of this I do believe there is every indication that this recession is bottoming By years 12 million Americans were jobless and the unemployment rate stood at percent its highest level in 42 At a news conference last July Reagan Evidence of a recovery has been but its only a I think were going to see an improvement in the second half of the Yet at the end of industrial production continued to and a preliminary estimate by the Com merce Department showed the economy continued to decline in the last three months of the year at a substantial percent Cheer Fund Today is Christmas and this morning we distributed our Cheer Fund baskets full of food which you provided us to 60 needy local Thanks to your each family received several grocery sacks of food enough to provide several meals in addition to the Christmas dinner we had originally Volunteers sorted the food in our mail room Thursday and circulation manager Don Avery directed the distribution Friday Grocery sacks were stuffed into every conceivable as the mail room looked more like an immense checkout Old New contributors William John Kenagy and Yale and Archie Wohlfahrt and canned goods William and Mara Mary P and P Land Hobbies Club of New Braunfels canned goods Anonymous goods Norm Olson goods Harry Hess goods New a note about the it reflects only the monetary In addition to that bottom we also have a large stock pile of canned goods and miscellaneous Since it would be difficult to calculate a dollar value on these they are not included in the We really appreciate your which have helped brighten Christmas for these You folks who have been listed here deserve the credit for the success of this and we give you our sincere Have a Merry Youve sure earned i Stall photos by John SentKr Holiday cheer After three weeks of collecting Herald Zeitung employees headed to the mail room Thursday to organize what has been donated and then to the streets Friday to distribute the circulation manager Don Avery makes a delivery to a mother and her two children Friday general manager Dave Kramer lifts boxes of candy Dear Santa Inside Recession affects kidswish lists ByANIMBLACKMAN Associated Press Some kids want a job for daddy this Others would settle for just a I want things to be better for I want Mommy to be a 2yearold told Santa Claus Sherman Hardge in Jobs for said two children to Santa Jeff Swale in The key to good magic a magic so great that the needy and sick will become unsick and un said little Andrea of whose letter to Santa was read by Chicopee postmaster Santa who listens to the dreams of says many kids understand that this Christmas will be They seem to know the visions dancing in their heads may not make their way to a spot under the Christmas and they have tapered their Some of them will come in and you know their folks are out of work because theyll I cant get but one said Santa Keith Thomas at Richs Department Store in And they usually ask for something like an Ive had a kid ask for a new house for his mom and And I had one kid ask for a ham for I just told him Santa would do the best he he You cant make them too many In a Santa at the Meier Frank department store said he finds children sensitive to their family Some kids I dont want any Can you just bring me some money said the who wont reveal his real name to including store My heart goes out for I tell them the only thing we have at the North Pole is Monopoly Santa Claus himself may be particularly sensitive See Page 16A Todays Weather The Christmas forecast calls for cloudy cold temperatures and a good chance of Todays high should reach the with the low tonight dropping to the mid40s and a 20 percent chance of Winds will be out of the southsouthwest today near 15 switching to northnorthwest near 15 mph Christmas Day will be cloudy and cold with a 30 percent chance of rain and high temperature in the upper Sunrise Christmas morning will be at Sunset tonight will be at The Bigger They Thursday night was not a good one for the nations college basketball While UCLA was losing in double overtime to Maryland and Missouri was upset in 1 ranked Virginia fell in the upset of the decade 7772 to a NAIA See Page Dissident Released Kim Dae a vocal critic of the South Korean was released from prison in his home country and allowed to come to Jung praised President Ronald Reagan and Edward Kennedy for their efforts in gaining his See Page County hopes to avoid hidden costsin jail By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The administrative costs of running a county jail can outweigh the economic advantages gained by building that jail as cheaply as This is one of the things learned by county officials who have been visiting other county jails around the Jumbo Evans said in a telephone interview Thur In preparation for the construction of a new county jail which ac cording to a yettobe approved federal lawsuit settlement must be completed no later than various county including Evans have been visiting other These visits have proven Evans in that they are learning from the mistakes made by other counties in the construction of their Weve learned of different floor plans for the confinement of said And what the advantages of some floor plans are over Floor plans of a jail are directly related to the administrative costs of running the which Evans is one of the things that were worried about what itll cost to You can build an economically designed but it might be such that it would require a lot of people to operate was appointed by Com missioners Court to serve as liaison between the court and HoltFatter and the Austin architectural firm handling plans for the new A formal contract between the court and Evans has not yet been although currently negotiations are continuing between the court and the Due to the holiday these negotiations have been temporarily Evans noted After the and as soon as he has completed visiting other jails and reported to the Evans expects the court and ar chitects will arrive at an agreement concerning Evans hoped to have completed his visits to other county jails in time to give a written report to the court before But he said he would still like to visit the Fort Bend County Jail in Rich Texas before completing this
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