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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas IUrsrop Inside Todays Weather Today will be mostly windy and followed by a cold Friday will be fair and A lake wind advisory is in effect for this with north winds 15 to 25 miles per They will diminish to 510 mph Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday morning at See Page 3A DEAR Inc wo rV V VWle box Is Ayalas boxing career over AP Tony Ayala conviction in the sexual assault of a woman neighbor may spell the end of his oncepromising boxing but his lawyer says that is not the first concern of the 20 yearold When asked what effect the verdict might have on Ayalas boxing his defense William angrily responded Tony is something else besides a boxer hes a human Hes not con cerned with being a who made the sign of the cross when the Jury returned to the courtroom Wednesday with its showed no emotion as the foreman announced he had been found guilty of all six counts against He turned His head only staring at the victim and her room mate as they The two women provided key testimony against Ayala in the 11day Superior Court The a 30 yearold insurance said she was relieved by the Ayalas wife and his mother sat weeping and embracing each the topranked junior middleweight contender in the World Boxing Association who is ranked 2 among World Boxing Council super was arrested 1 after police said the victim identified him as the man who assaulted her in her West Paterson The verdict was rendered after hours of Superior Court Judge Amos Saunders then revoked Ayalas bail and ordered him returned to the Passaic County Jail until set for June Ayala faces a maximum penalty of SO years in Ayala will undergo evaluation at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel prior to DeMarco said he would not discuss any possible appeal until he had met with the defendant Ayala was indicted by a Passaic County grand jury 10 on charges of aggravated aggravated sexual making a See Page IDA New JJaLlr Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitunQ I ni IA 1R Panac9 THURSDAY April 25 cents 92 74 18 Sections USPS 377680 Jury convicts Savage Probation or prison being deliberated after verdict By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer William Dale Savage was convicted of involuntary manslaughter by a Comal County jury At presstime those same 12 people were deciding whether Savage would go to prison or be grant Id A string of including and William Savage testified Thursday about the 23 yearolds good The Fort Sam Houston private faces up to 10 years in and a Defense attorney Rick Woods told the jury Thursday that Savage is the cleanest client Ive had in 11 years of this Youre not deciding the fate of a person who committed an intentional Bill Savage isnt a or a Youre deciding the fate of a person who has shown you a mirrorimage of his life through his parents and co Dont use Bill Savage as a send him to prison for something weve all done Woods Youre not convicting a problem drinker in this Thats the person you want in the District Attorney Bill Schroeder asked the jury to swallow hard and send Savage to Society is like a Its human nature to continue doing what we do until something slaps us in the You must change this attitude we have that its a God given right to drive a car And April is the time to begin to change that I know it will tear at but I dont want any more good people like you to have to make this difficult I dont want any more good people like Bill Savage in this Schroeder What prison time you give this young man may save the lives of Is that a fair trade a part fora whole Savage wept Wednesday after he was found guilty of killing Ruben Sauceda on The military mans 1970 Volkswagen also struck and killed Saucedas expectant and their two small as they walked along Highway 81 The sixwoman jury took two hours and twenty minutes to find Savage Included in the courts charge was an option of a lesser offense criminally negligent homicide if the jury had some doubt whether intoxication caused Saucedas Dont use Bill Savage as a send him to prison for something weve all done Youre not convicting a problem drinker in this Thats the person you want in the attorney Hick in closing arguments Schroeder asked for an rather than a finding of guilt for criminally negligent If you get in a car you cant hear you cant see you cant control your car Youre To hell with the rest of the people on that Schroeder Youve preordained your The district attorney told the I dont think he Savage played fair with you on the He had twice as many beers as he told you he Criminally negligent homicide has nothing to do with this And if you think it come back with a not But I can still hear the words of the chief medical examiner in Bexar He called anyone with a bloodalcohol level of a stumbling Keep in this wasnt a pickup or a Schroeder This was a small Volkswagen beetle an unobtrusive little car hugging the that wiped out a family of Defense attorney Woods saying there was nothing in the courts record that showed Savage drove into Ruben Sauceda because of in Those cups in the floorboard no one ever proved a drop of alcohol was in Even the states eyewitness said he didnt see the Even he testified how dim the lighting A lot of us have and even wake up the next day and wonder how we got Woods Some of us have had a deer shoot out in front of our and we hit it but did the intoxication cause the death of that deer That is the fatal blow to the states In the second portion of his closing Schroeder created a story told through Id like to call this A Scenario of he as he placed various pictures of indentations and blood on the car in sequence from front to rear of the As hed up a picture of a lifeless Ruben Sauceda lying in a puddle of blood on the Schroeder This is the ultimate human entire family hit by a little yellow Let me tell you why this is involuntary man He tells you he didnt see then the A child was pinned underneath his car like a piece of and he didnt hear a Schroeder These senseless deaths were in by the willing consumption of the willingness to get into a vehicle and oblivious to the safety of The slaughter has got to This is a strong But laws are unless juries return proper To do otherwise would simply send the message it doesnt matter if we drink and Woman killed in wreck on FM 725 A twocar collision on FM 725 Wednesday night left a 59yearold woman dead and a 37yearold man in critical John Henry Goforth of River Bend was in surgery at the San Antonio Medical Center at He sustained head and internal a broken femur and various cuts and scrapes in the which is believed to have been a Marie also of River was dead at the A New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service unit first took Goforth to McKenna Memorial He was transferred to Medical Center shortly after The tragedy occurred a short distance south of the ComalGuadalupe County between Klein and Zipp An official report from the Texas Highway Patrol was not available at press but accounts indicated the two cars met at the top of a hill on FM They couldnt tell last night who was coming from which said an EMS Services for Scheel are pending at Zoeller Funeral Staff photo by John Senter Smell the else Taking a few minutes to stop and smell the flowers is something most people wish they had time to This bat tered stop sign at the corner of Union and Garza seems to be commanding us to do just Lifesaving techniques Ambulance crew EMTs take paramedic training ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Fire Chief Jack seeing one of his Emergency Medical Service staff on the way out of the asked him what his plans were for the He Im going to go deliver babies for the next eight said He remembering the But staff member Danny Halbardier wasnt He was headed for the delivery room at McKenna Memorial You dont get to be a paramedic by just sitting in a Halbardier and Donald both qualified as specialskills Emergency Medical are going for the highest certificate in the world of ambulance Theyre taking a threemonth based at McKenna and arranged through the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Its the same class they use to train the San Antonio said Randy the only man on the force whos already so Wilson recently hired a new David whos also studying to be a That will make four at least one for each of the three working And that could be the start of some big changes in the local ambulance White repeats demand for teacher pay hike Staff photo by John Senter Daniel Halbardier left and Robert Zercher practice for their paramedic examination with the help of victim Robert Reed Wilson EMS personnel progress by with each successive level requiring more Emergency Care Attendants know how to apply basic first Emergency Medical Technicians dont have any more skills than the but you get a little more explained Youve got more time A specialskills EMT is qualified to administer intrvenous and knows some advanced airway It takes 900 total hours in from the bottom to reach the level of An attendant with that certification can combat shock with the specialized mast or use a defibrillator on a heart New Braunfels doesnt have that kind of equip ment Like the people that run am bulances are classified into various Right the local units qualify as basic life Many services in this have advanced life sup port Some larger cities even have intensive care Wilson is pretty much the same as an intensive care unit in a See Page 10A AUSTIN AP Mark White says he wont back away from his demand that lawmakers give the states public schoolteachers a 24 percent pay There will be a significant in crease in teachers and hopefully we can avoid a special but there will be a significant increase in teachers the governor said He was asked if a 13 percent which some education officials have said is the most teachers can hope for because of poor economic would fit his definition of I dont think White Teachers would receive the raise over two Asked about negotiating downward from his request of 24 White I wouldnt want to retreat from that Im going to insist that this Legislature not retreat from putting education as the 1 It is the future of this It is the future of this White said at his weekly news He said it would be premature at this point for him to promise a special session if lawmakers dont give teachers the raise White The current regular session ends May The fact we had 50 freshman members in the House may have caused some slowness in the At the same they are learning very and I think they will make the right This is not all that late in the he Theres still time for a great deal of reassessment of positions on the part of the members of the We may even be debating this issue on the last night of the On other White told of new efforts to attract hightech companies to and said he opposed the federal governments tactics in considering Deaf Smith County in the Panhandle as a possible nuclear waste White said the federal Energy Department should first establish scientific standards and then try to find a site in the nation that fits those Theyre doing it backward theyre trying to find out whats there and then saying thats exactly what we said who has complained in writing to the Energy The real danger there is drilling that size of a hole in the going through one of the most precious See Page 10A   

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