Wednesday, May 11, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Attorneys plead their cases in Ortiz murder trial By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer As of preastltne closing arguments had but werent anywhere close to In the murder trial of Juan Ramon The courts charge was read by presiding Judge Reagan Ironically mingled with the yells for justice from protesters outside the Then the Judge said each side would have two hours one hour per at torney to argue to the Ortiz Is charged with the murder of Ramon one of four El Salvadorans found shot along the Brazos River bank last July The killings were allegedly to revenge the shooting death of a or smuggler with the Los Tejas Bernard first assistant district attorney for Fort Bend used his argument time to summarize a week and a halfs worth of There were no eyewitnesses to this A conviction will be on clr cumstanclal Hobson Hobson recounted bits and pieces of testimony from various Including that of the states key Gerardo Orlgel Perez knew that Juanlllo had a mm because Ortiz told He told him this gun makes a hole In your forehead about this Seven mm hulls and one spent shell were found several days after July 10 near where the four bodies were and were Introduced Into evidence during the course of the Hobson asked the jury of seven women and five men to remember a video shown at the beginning of the of the grisly scene where the bodies were No other gang member had a scar like Juanlllo looked different In July that he does Hobson He didnt have a suit on His hair was he had a Even the maintenance man at the Creekvlew Apartments where the Illegal aliens were held Identified He he delivered He was there until about July IB when all the coyotes pulled And then finally there WHS Ortiz Juanlllos She said the defendant was with hoi See 1agc A AV New Braunffels New Texas HeraldZeltiing WEDNESDAY May 1983 25 cents 92 93 34 Pages4 Sections USPS 377880 Infant boy loses battle to disease AP Thirteenmonthold Brandon the worlds youngest double liver transplant died today of cardiac a hospital spokesman Brandon died at with his mother at his said John a spokesman for Le Bonheur Childrens Medical The childs Billle Hall of told hospital officials afterward she wanted to thank the news media and the American people for their sup port and Donlca She knew Brandon would not have received two livers without their Hall has donated her sons cornea to an eye bank in Mem Donlca Plans for funeral services were and Hall asked that In lieu of memorial donations be made to the Childrens Liver Research Fund at who would have been 14 months old had See II Page 10A Victims identified from fatal crash Slnltphoto IY Jitlin Si The severed wheel assembly was found near the wreckage By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Tlie pilot of the small that crashed Monday night In a field south of New Braunfels was probably using Interstate 35 for guidance and flying low to avoid a spokesman from the Department of Public Safety The three passengers and pilot of the Cessna 1H2 were burned beyond recognition in the crash that occurred shortly before midnight The four killed were officially Identified Wednesday morning by Justice of the Peace Doc Blanchard as Galen of San Antonio Raymond of Molotes Anthony Karl of La Murlu of San At the time of the crash the National Weather Sinvice reported that New Braunfels was cloaked by heavy fog and misty Israeli demand Inside Shamir Syria we stay JERUSALEM AP Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir warned today that Israel will disregard Its troopwithdrawal agreement with Lebanon and act as it sees fit if Syria and the PLO refuse to pull their soldiers out of Shamir told Parliament the agreement would be signed In the coming days by both Israel and But If Syria and the Palestine Liberation Organization refuse to withdraw their lie the agreement will be considered Israel will be free to act as It sees fit and ac cording to Its Shamir spoke to Parliament to blunt criticism of the worked out by Secretary of State George Shullz In two weeks of shuttle A vote on the pact Is expected In Parliament next Opposition Labor Party leader Shimon Peres charged that the government had bungled both last years Invasion of Lebanon and the troopwithdrawal Peres said his party would not support an agreement that perpetuates illusions and ignores Although the clauses of the pact have been widely Shamirs speech contained the first official version of He said the agreement began by declaring the end of the state of war and recognition by each country of the others territorial in It bans hostile propaganda and ex ploitation of either countrys territory for terrorist he It also provides for formal negotiations on trade and border crossings six months after Israels but In the meantime the border which began shortly after Israels Invasion last will Shamir Shamir said Syrias extreme statements denouncing the agreement have no factual Page IDA Todays Weather A humid day will pass Into a cloudy with mostly cloudy skies expected Thursday and winds coming from the southeast at 1010 miles per There is a 40 percent chance of thundershowers 60 percent tonight and 30 percent on Sunset today such as It Is will be at and sunrise Thursday at 6A STOCKS TV NBISD students write thank yous for passage of bond propositions By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff The one group that will benefit most from the recent passage of the New Braunfels In dependent School Districts million bond package Is not a silent Children throughout the school district were elated over the bond packages passage especially those who will benefit from the construction of a new elementary school and the addition of alrcondltlonlng to all as was proposed In Ihe bond Among those most excited were the younger children In grades kindergarten through third who have for the past week been submitting letters to the HeraldZeitung thanking the newspaper and anyone else who supported the bond A typical response came from Adela Aleman of Lone Dear wrote Thankyou for voting yea and I love you Of the three propositions Included In NBISDs bond package which voters overwhelmingly approved May 3 alr condltlonlng waa the one Hem which got students moat a few local teachers Dear MayRuth Meyers second grade clasa Thank you for voting for alrconclitlonlng because It will make our schools cooler and help us do our work The files and gnats wont bother us I can hardly wait until we get alr condltlonlng the hitter Hardly wait was an understatement of the felt by school children wan ting three elementary teachers In my room second grade at Seele they asked If we could turn on the alr said The day following the bond election teacher Candy Herbelln was asked by her class will It be cool tommorow First grade teacher Cindy Wllklns ex perienced a slmillar reaction at Lone Star One little boy caught me In the ran up and hugged mu and said did you going to get alr That was foremost In ills was very Wllklns Although alrcondltlonlng was the top at tentiongetter for the construction of a new elementary school as was proposed In proposition one of NBISDs bond Issue also made children They definitely realize that were over aald referring to Lone the most crowded school In the They know how hard it to get around In the she My room Is wallto wall desks with very little And the children will sometimes say that Its noisy In here to today because thorn are 27 children In her So they really are aware of the Wllklns The third proposition listed In NBISDs bond Issue that called for the construction of a new administrative building was not upl most In most chlldrens Hut they still talked about Meyers second grade class talked of It In terms of the building being needed for our leaders to have a new the teacher said In a telephone In A few Lone Star students also remarked on it In their letters submitted to the Humid Im glad you voted yes that Is if you Lone Star student Joella Blndsell We need alrcondltlonlng and a new ad ministration The youngeraged children did not un derstand all the specifics of what a bond election but most had some grasp as to the See Iage 10A two San trying rain and visibility was about the made statements to friends in Marcos that lie would be to follow the road 1H and fly low under the cloudiness and fog to get back to San Narramore The crash occurred when the plane clipped a highvoltage power caught fire mid crashed Into a wheat field ap proximately 500 yards from Interstate 35 near Schwab said DPS John Gilbert and Pcdrazlne were amateur comedians and it is believed that they were returning from a Monday night per formance at the Monkey Bar night club in San Narramore The DPS official suld hed also heard that these same two had also performed at the San Antonio Comedy an Investigator for the National Transportation Safety who was unavllable for comment Wed reported to the Associiittnl preliminary in vestigation showed no engine problems with the The pilot had not filed a flight plan and probably was following Interstate 35 back to San Antonio when the Cessna clipped the lines and caught Johnson Witnesses of the accident told the DPS that the plane ap parently was trying to land on the highway when the power lines sheared off its lan ding The flaming Cessna flew about yards before crashing into tlio witnesses ac cording to the Associated Intelstale 35 was partially closed about six hours Tuesday of the high vollags wires downed by the Blanchard said no autopsies were ordered since we know what killed them the burning and the Air traffic controller begins jail sentence FORT WORTH API A former air traffic controller says his unions decision to strike the federal government was Just and even though he is beginning a 00day prison sen tence for hia Illegal Gary Greene surrendered to federal marshals gave his wife an emotional farewell and was taken In handcuffs to a minimum security prison to begin serving the was president of the local representing controllers at DallasFort Worth Regional Airport when he joined the August 10K1 by members of the Professional Ait Traffic Controler The striking controllers complained of adverse working conditions and Insensltlvlty by the Federal Aviation Ad It was a just and right was necessary and we did Greene said to reporters and a crowd of supporters and former PATCO members gathered at tinfederal cour thouse here His said slii felt kind of empty I dont appreciate the of losing my husband for she Controllers who did not iiu mediately return to work were fired by President hut only a few were The Issued a saying it was appalled at the vlndiciiveness displayed by the jailing ol air controller Gary Greene In Forl Worth DpLL to