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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas April House budget ignores teachers AUSTIN AP House budget trying to avoid new have brought their working draft to within the amount of money Texas is expected to have on hand over the next two The draft proposes no new but Mark Whites hope of a 24 percent salary hike for schoolteachers was chopped down to the minimum percent annual raise already guaranteed teachers by state State taxes have not been raised since and House Speaker Gib Lewis has said he is committed to a budget that stays within existing revenues to avoid new Members were able to pare million off their working plan bringing the document within Comptroller Bob Bullocks estimate of what the government will have F in its treasury during the 1984J5 spending The state constitution requires budget writers to stay within the limits of the comptrollers revenue estimate or raise taxes and Bullock has reduced his estimate by billion since last blaming reduced tax collections on retail sales and oil and Most of the amount cut Monday came as a result of simply adjusting the anticipated rate of inflation downward from 6 to 4 An anticipated inflation rate of 6 percent had been written in to the Legislative Budget Boards draft of the budget when the appropriations committee first started working on it Committee members also slashed pay raises for or top state workers who had been scheduled to receive 6 percent increases in both 1984 and According to the House panels they would get raises ranging from to 3 percent in the first year and nothing in the the committee eliminated any salary increases for schoolteachers beyond the automatic 2 to percent a year already mandated by No bottom line figures were available after Monday nights working session in the appropriations but staff member Ron Lindsey agreed the document was about million in the black that that much under Bullocks latest revenue estimate of billion for major funding In the members of the Finance Committee came up with a budget Sunday night that was under Bullocks The Senate which still faces debate on the Senate cuts funds for the mentally colleges and state employees but requires no new Senate budget writers worked Monday on riders attachments to budget items stipulating how that money is to be The Senate panels bill also includes a wish list of items in case more money becomes This list includes million for teacher pay Later in the the House and Senate versions of the budget will be merged by a 10member conference Exxon bomb Manager finds explosives DALLAS AP A bomb con taining about a pound of gun powder the second explosive device discovered at area Exxon service stations was found stashed in a pipe leading to an underground gasoline authorities The bomb was found by the stations who were inspecting the line at the Dallas and was disarmed by police explosives authorities Another bomb exploded Friday at a Grand Prairie service station after a caller telephoned the Exxon regional office in Dallas and warned officials about the No one was injured in the The caller directed company officials to a note attached to a telephone booth at the service The note demanded payment of 250 gold worth about Police went to a telephone booth at the found the note and were awaiting phoned instructions when the bomb exploded in a garbage The bomb found Monday was similar in construction to the first police The stations Jack said the device was wrapped in plastic near the opening of the gasoline We thought it was trash or something that someone had stuck in he We brought it inside to examine We cut the and it had a lead pipe in We got suspicious and took it back Company officials had received no new communications from the Exxon spokesman Joe Tucker said Were working with the authorities on this Weve been not to comment on the form or content of the found at the Grand Prairie Tucker As an additional Exxon is inspecting all of its stations in the DallasFort Worth Tucker The inspection was being conducted by company he After Fridays Exxon asked its area dealers to conduct their own safety but nothing unusual was Tucker Police Ron McCracken said Dallas police had entered the which already was being in vestigated by the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms and Grand Prairie Were investigating an at tempted FBI agent Don Baxter acknowledged that the FBI had included Mondays attempted bombing in its investigation of the extortion threat against We only have one investigation he Oil rig radar considered to track drug smugglers WASHINGTON AP The government is negotiating with oil companies for per mission to place radar equipment on offshore drilling rigs to track drug smugglers crossing the Gulf of the Beaumont Enterprise reported The oil rig radar units are part of a Customs Service also using radar equipped balloons and helicop to throw a radar blanket from Florida to the Texas newspaper said in a copyright Bandits are moving seven flights daily into according to in formation I have from said Bob a minority staff director for the Senate Appropriations Com These radar planes and rigs would give customs an early warning when and where these guys would be coining Mills Mills described the negotiations with oil companies as sen but said he expected most of the firms to Its a motherhood and apple pie type of he One of the issues in the negotiations is the cost of the novel he They are trying to figure out if the radar would intefere with drilling where the operator would who would feed how he would get to and from the bases and who would be responsible for him if the platform collap Mills The Customs Service also plans to take over surplus military planes and outfit them with radar and use them to chase and arrest drug smugglers under the plan drawn up by Dennis D and Glenn the newspaper ranking Democrat on the is con sidering plans to ear mark million for the antidrug smuggling he Theres no doubt we need to extend the radar capabilities of the Customs DeConcini Its just a matter of finding the resources in a time of tight he Oil company spokesmen contacted by the newspaper either declined comment about the or said they knew nothing about Standard Oil of In which owns 66 offshore has not been approached by the government for but would cooperate in any legitimate said Margaret a company spokeswoman in New Keep Is turning BRONCOS SATUHDAYOPEN AT NOON HAPPY HOUR TILL 9 SUNDAYOPEN AT 5 LADIES NIGHT UNESCORTED LADIES DRINKS 25 TUESDAYLADIES NIGHT UNESCORTED LADIES DRINKS 25 WEDNESDAYMENS NIGHT JACK COKE Defendants stepmother next in death tape trial He is He is totally He is 0 million light years from STEVEN SPIEIDERG 5 THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL fPE SHOWTIMES THRU THimS ONLY BROWNSVILLE AP An attorney for a man accused of killing two one who unwittingly tape recorded his own says he plans to put his clients mentally ill stepmother on the witness Attorney James Mardis is attempting to prove 21yearold far mer Paul Wolf was temporarily insane when Wolf bludgeoned his wifes former husband and his fiancee July Wolf is on trial in state district court for the slaying of Leticia a fourth grade teacher in He faces trial later for the slaying of con struction foreman Billy who had in tended to record the animosity displayed toward him by his ex wife and her new over court orders giving him rights to visit his by Instead he recorded his own killing in a tape prosecutors call 23 minutes of Mardis said Wolf was unable to cope with the stress that led to his sudden act of violence because Wolf was raised by a mentally ill step mother and a hard driving father who didnt display affection toward his Wolf returned to the witness stand in his own behalf a third tune but often slurred his hung his head and seemed State District Judge Darrell Hester called Wolfs demeanor strikingly if you think youve got 12 fools for a jury youre going to be sadly Hester said after Wolf continued to disobey his orders to speak clearly Wolf broke down several times during his testimony last but answered his attorneys questions Hester said Wolf was suddenly acting crazy Any 10th grader could see through the Hester told Wolf after he excused the jury Youre only hurting Earlier in the Hester said he had to presume Wolf had taken drugs or alcohol and ordered him to remain in the Cameron County Jail until the trial is He had been free on bonds totaling Wolf testified he hit Staton on the head with an iron went out side where Miss Castro was and then he and friend Glenn Henderson each clubbed her with a Wolf said he and Hen derson then dumped the bodies in separate Rio Grande Valley drainage Cameron County District Attorney Key alleged Statons tape recording doesnt lie and shows that Miss Castro and Staton were Wolf has testified he and Henderson had planned to videotape the visit between Melanie and Staton to demon strate how the old child IH 13 IVUCJueenty xil THi UtmiATI iHOHfDOftl IR But Melanie began to cry when Staton came to pick her up and I just lost Wolf who is serving a life sentence for his guilty plea to Miss Castros has testified the attack was Several including social worker Connie Wolfs brother John Ziegler of Corpus Christi and Wolfs stepfather Leonard Pyle of La testified Monday that Melanie would scream and cling to her mother when Staton came to pick her The worst part was her Melanie help help Ziegler But Cantu alleges the Wolfs got so worked up over the visitation arrangements that Melanie also became Cantus crossexami nation of Wolf was aimed at getting Wolf to acknowedge he was not temporarily insane when he killed the Wolf testified he put mud on the steering wheel of Statons car to hide his fingerprints after he dumped the car in a drainage The defendant also said he disposed of his bloody clothes in a canal and poured yellow paint on his living room carpet to cover a spot of blood left by Statons head The Herald Office Hours 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