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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Dallas Texas box County jail inmates end 19day hunger strike By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The hunger strike Is Juan Lopez and Gilbert Gon two of the original four Comal County Jail Inmates who began the fast on April had tacos and fruit cocktail for supper and scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast The which ended In Its 19th full was for the prosecution of three other Involuntary manslaughter Indictments against William Dale who was given 10 years probation by a Comal County jury for the death of Ruben Sauceda Saucedas pregnant wife and their two small children were also killed by Savages Margarito Maldonado and Richard Willis vowed to starve to death until Savage was tried But In jail for carrying a weapon on licensed was released on bond April and Maldonado was picked up by the Gonzales County Sheriffs Office May 4 for a revocation of probation hearing Gonzales is scheduled for release on probation sometime this He was serving a twoyear sentence for Driving While And that leaves who was Indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury April 20 for passing a forged Lopez has been to the penitentiary already for murder without and assault to The Comal County offense carries the potential of a third which would mean an automatic life sentence In Texas as an habitual Maldonado faces the same since he was also indicted by the same grand Jury for burglary of a tind has been to the penitentiary twice for felony theft and possession of If Gonzales County revokes his probation for a threeyear DWI sentence In January of Maldonado will go to But District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Thursday he will bring Maldonado back to Comal County for prosecution of the burglary according to the Grand Jury Those guidelines stated Maldonado be prosecuted as an habitual since the burglary charge carried the potential of a third Outside the courthouse there were no slgntotlng protesters from the Committee of Justice for Ezequlel Cheque a spokesman for the said We wont be protesting In memory of the deputy who was We want to respect his Torres was referring Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Gary who was killed in a twocar crash near Bandera Wednesday Byrd was alone and off duty when the accident New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltung i Kl Drtrtrtrt FRIDAY May 25 cents 92 90 20 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Jail bond vote Saturday Clark hopes for large turnout By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writor County Judge Fred Clark Is optimistic that Saturdays million jail bond Issue will Hes that the decision will be made by a good turnout of What 1 fear most is a small voter This Is an Important occasion and something that the people should participate the decision being he said But the judge Is worried that svlth Satur days election being In the middle of Mothers Day voter turnout may not be Hes also worried about voter Through presentations hes made concerning the jail bond Issue Clark has discovered an attitude that this Is not really a matter of choice that the jail is going to be built any so my vote may not be all that But In his every vote Is critical and Clark urged all registered county voters to make it to the polls between 7 to 7 The election Is being called to pay for the construction of a new and purchase property adjacent to the Courthouse for future expansion of county Following are the polling listed by voting precincts Precinct l Dlttllnger Memorial Library precinct 2 Cross Lutheran Church Activities Center precinct 8 Fire Station Loop Ui7 precinct Comal Elementary School precinct 5 Bracken Station precinct C United Methodist ChurchWesley Hall precinct 7 Lone Star 144 Hidalgo precinct 8 Fire Station 501 Kerlick Lane precinct 9 Mission Valley Community Center and precinct 10 Bulverde Bowling See Page 12A New jail needed despite suit Stall photo by John Sontot New home in works County jail inmates will be behind different bars in two years there will be room for more of themif voters pass a million bond issue Polls will be open from 7 to as Two former Inmates who complained about unsanitary conditions In the current jail arc responsible for Comal County having to build a new But had It not been for these a new jail would have to be built soon since the county has outgrown its current County Attorney Bill Relmer said A facility containing a 100lnmale of fices for the Sheriffs Department and small magistrates court Is the topic of the countys million bond election The bonds would pay for the construction of the new and for purchase of property adjacent to the Courthouse for future ex pansion of county government aruior parking The county must build thisstructure by according to a federal lawsuit Originally the complaints against the jail concerned alleged unsanitary conditions and lack of proper meals or medical No mention was made of crowded conditions In the Initial suit filed In 1981 In District Court by former county Inmates Robert Dolgaclo and Freddy Garni Commissioners Sheriff Walter Fellers and District Attorney Bill Schroeder wore listed as Later the suit became a class action meaning that it represented all present and past Inmates who could com plain about overcrowded jail Relmer In federal lawsuits such as what starts off as a relatively minor thing gets full the attorneys get said Sens IRtfO 12A Jail Site The star marks the site the county has chosen for a new jail corner of San Antonio Street and Water An earlier map in correctly placed the site cattycornered from the actual nineacre The jail will be built with million in bonds the voters approve a bond issue Bad blood Witness says Ortiz threatened to kill him Inside At presstlme defense counsel was making a stab at discrediting the states key Gerardo Orlgel In the trial of Juan Ramon During Fridays midmorning and Ortiz exchanged Chief Prosecutor Don Bankston asked after the what Ortiz said to He said I want to talk to and that he was going to kill Perez With defense attorney Charles Gate stood asked the judge to remove the and had the courtroom security and the Interpreter testify about the exchange of Ortiz said he never threatened to kill but that Perez had tried to start a con versation with something like Whats hap pening I got up and tried to get I asked him if Perez could talk to Ortiz Garcia told mo Perez couldnt talk to the problem I have why would I want to hang myself Garcia took the and said Ortiz told 1 want to talk to but added ho never heard the defendant threaten the wit Sheriffs Deputy Massey said he heard Ortiz say Ill get even with and then Perez said why or more with his hands than with Thats when I attempted to get Inbetween Massey He then told Ortiz to stop In The Frank testified he heard Ortiz say something like I want to talk to and added that he had to ask Ortiz three times to sit Ortiz Is on trial for the murder of Ramon one of four El Salvadorans who were bound arid shot at close range along the Brazos River last The other aliens who died were Pablo Perles 19 Jose Anesclo 25 and Mlsasel See Iuge 12A Plentiful pools change swim program ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Times have changed since Paul Davis last eat In the mayors seat at Garden In the formative days of the 11yearold Davis remembers training lifeguards In backyard pools for a communitywide youth swimming All It took was the cooperation of a few At certain times each every kid In Garden Ridge went Davis Now back In with summer coming hed thought of trying something of the sort But the towns a lot bigger than it You know how many pools weve got in this city he told the City Council Wednesday I dont think we need the same kind of program we had Davis will open Red Cross lifesaving classes for up to 24 young trainees on May The classes will be held at 4 In the mayors backyard and will be offered to children who have swimming pools at their own We would encourage with a lifeguard on to feel safer inviting more children over to Davis Todays Weather This afternoon will be partly cloudy and with winds from the south at 1015 miles per hour and Tonight will be mostly with south winds near 15 Saturday will be windy and with breezes shifting to the northwest at 2025 mph by Sunset tpday will be at and sunrise Rangers Champs On the strength of an 82 victory over Smlthson Valley rode into the throne room in the District 263A baseball race Thur The which gives the Rangers a 6 0 district ensures them of their first baseball crown In the schools history Page Unicorns in First f The New Braunfels Unicorns eked out a 24 win over the Ways Cpnsolldated Rebels Thursday to move Into a tie for first with In District CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD i DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT 10 SPORTS STOCKS 3A Unemployment rate declined in April WASHINGTON AP The civilian unemployment rate dipped slightly to percent In matching the level of last as a burgeoning business recovery created some the Labor Depart ment said It was the second decline in as many months and percent below the postDepression high of percent sot In the Bureau of Labor Statistics Matching the decline in the overall rate was a decrease In the roster of those officially listed by the government as That total fell from to A separate unemployment which Includes a constant million military personnel stationed In the United remained jit The civilian unemployment rate Is bused on a monthly Census Bureau survey of The April survey showed that total civilian em ployment jumped sharply from where it had stood essentially unchanged since to more than Recovery from previous recessions has been followed by a rapid expansion of the labor force as Jobless believing hiring prospects were renewed their search for Before there had been no such quick spurts in the number of jobseekers this even though signals have abounded that there is at least a moderate business turnaround A separate government survey of nonagricultural business payrolls last month showed that total employment In this which Includes most went up by from million to nearly The bulk of the jobs created last the report wont to adult whose jobless rato foil from percent to The jobless rate for adult the traditional family broad rose by percent to One of the brightest spots In todays report was a statistic showing continued Improvement in the number of hours put In by the nations factory The average workweek rose to the highest level since June before the recession set the number of workers forced to accept only parttime hours because fulltime work was not available declined by roughly Within the various population See Page   

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