Thursday, September 15, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Ntw Ttxas 92 184 Zejtyno O C THURSDAY September 1983 25 cents 20 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 Mattox rejects requests to resign AUSTIN AP Attorney General Jim Mattox invited news reporters to a press conference two days after he was indicted by a Travis County grand accused of threatening a law Mattox said Wednesday was business as usual for and he brushed aside a suggestion by state Republican Party Chairman George Strake that he should remove himself from office pending his Thats what you would think of a fellow whos speaking for oil com Mattox said Im not worried about Mattox was charged Tuesday with threatening to block government bond packages handled by the Fulbright Jaworski law firm of The felony the first against a Texas attorney general while in says Mattox made the threat in hopes of getting a lawyer for the prestigious firm to stop trying to get a deposition from Mattoxs sister in a billion lawsuit with Mobil Oil the Dallas Times Herald reported today that Mattox might announce that he has hired Austin lawyer Roy a veteran of some of Texas most publicized Minton refused to confirm or deny the saying there might be an announcement in the next 18 Mattox and Mobil are on opposing sides in the and Mattox has accused Mobil of leaking adverse news tips to the press in an effort to discredit In New Mobil issued a statement denying it had anything whatsoever to do with the criminal action against For anyone to try to cast Mobil in the role of attempting to intimidate Mattox because of the states participation in the civil case is simply Mobil spokesman John Flint A pretrial hearing in the criminal case against Mattox was set for 22 before District Judge Mace Bob Mattoxs personal said he had not yet decided whether to press for a quick They the district attorneys of fice have been doing the in and we have not had the See Page 12A McKenna board fires McNeal TOM McNEAL at McKenna By WANDA LASATER Staff writer McKenna Memorial Hospital Administrator Tom McNeal was fired Wednesday afternoon after a meeting of the hospitals board of The dismissal was brought about by personnel problems within the hospital said a release issued by the board following the Board Chairman Elliot Knox will act as chief executive officer for the hospital until a new ad ministrator is named a process Knox said today could take two or three Knox said the executive committee of the board Doyle Melvm Jochec and medical chief of staff Dennis Ray will likely serve as the search committee for an administrator Knox will also be taking McNeals place at a hearing set for 10 by the Texas Health Facilities Com mission for a certificate of need for the addition of a fourth floor to the hospital expansion Board member and hospital attorney Reagan said the board would be making no further comment on the circumstances surrounding McNeals Its always extremely difficult to do anything like especially when its somebody you Reagan Adding that McNeal did an excellent job as ad Reagan said McNeals leaving should have no affect on the operations of the hospital or the more than million expansion We are lucky to have department heads who are ex tremely outstanding Knox echoed that saying that the hospital has the finest staff the hospital prac tically runs McNeal in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon said that his firing was because of a personal relationship with a female employee at the hospital I was told they the board elected to fire me for poor judgment regarding the he McNeal said the board had also accused him of allegedly trying to fire the employee But I didnt try to fire said McNeal who has worked in hospitals in South Dakota and Im hurt because that hospital needs Tom He said a group of people apparently feels the employee is more valuable to the The employee declined comment when contacted this morning McNeal was named administrator in March replacing John Svoboda who resigned in December A retired air force McNeal had served as chief executive and administrator of Methodist Hospital in for four years before accepting the position at mother win malpractice suit against hospital By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Mark Moseley was eight years old when he checked into McKenna Memorial Hospital for a hernia operation on In District Court he won a malpractice suit against McKenna for a total cash settlement of officials indicate that Mosely could receive as much as million in his lifetime through an annuity The boys Virginia filed the lawsuit against McKenna in She claimed a hospital nurse was negligent in the method used to inject a sedative into her sons and that her son had suffered permanent damage to nerves in his left Attorneys for Moseley told Judge Fred Shannon that the boy has difficulty sitting and and will require medical attention and physical therapy for the rest of his David representing said the settlement was not awarded at once to money will be paid into the registry of the but will be broken down like this will go toward buying an annuity for will buy a cer tificate of deposit for His Branton and received for legal plus for additional Davis That left which goes to Marks and from she was instructed to pay any unpaid medical expenses or ad ditional Jim Branton with the Branton and Men delsohn law firm said that Mark the greatest field goal kicker of all is the boys Moseley is the placekicker for the Washington COMMUNITY FIK I Remember Comfund Comal County Community Fund needs your help to reach its goal Comfund money goes to local agencies for worthwhile Your contribution should be sant to PO Box New For more contact the Chanter of Commerce office at Todefs Weather Comal County skies will ba partly doaa through will be from the eaet II mph shifting to the will be at and will beat 7 16 the American ship Liberty took ever Australia II in the baaVof QBB yachting off tte ooaat of and the serial coatowea Judgment error tttt navigators of KAL m may since they laft CLASSIFIED COMICS CKttSWOftO MAN ASSY Burglars hit 10 houses in lake area The Comal County Sheriffs Office is working with Bexar County officials in solving a recent spree of Canyon Lake area residential all in broad Gilbert Villarreal said Wednesday that five burglaries were reported last and at least five more over the Labor Day All these breakins had the same method of Villarreal Entry was gained in each case by a goodsized subject kicking in the front We know hes pretty because of the imprint his foot leaves on the he Canyon Lake subdivisions hit so far include the Ranch Triple Village the and a house on John Knox Bexar County has had burglaries with a similar pattern near its county line along Highway Thats why were working the leads we have Villarreal These guys appear to be looking for mainly small appliances like television sets and and electronic game he In several nothing has been reported but they usually ransack the homes pretty Villarreal The breakins are all thought to have occurred in broad The earliest someone came home and reported a burglary was 2 and the latest was 4 Villarreal So were thinking these are 8 to5 DEBBIE DelOACH Starting over Sraftphoro Construction continues on the new Garden Ridge Pottery store next to the charred remains of the original which was destroyed by fire Sept The building was already under construction when the fire broke out in the back of the original store A cigarette is suspected as the cause of the million dollar Edwards tax rate unchanged Hass touts surface water writer If Comal County board member Oliver Haas gets his the Edwards Underground Water District will have an extra million to put into the surface water development fund next fiscal Eight other board members voted with Haas on Tuesday whan he proposed leaving the EUWDs property tax rate at cento par even though values went up drastically in Bexar County this With only three directors voting the other the motion and a taxincrease hearing has been art for S a in the Institute of Texan Haas aaid Baxar County residents would be the tmlv MM BMviu Mflhef texes in 188V VHVy if the 1 Tcent rate goaa into The Bexar County Appraiaal District just finished aaprakagaUpraaartiai at fair market under haprevtalaMaf the Central appraisal districts in the other four Ed wards counties Medina and Uvaldet did that work last and property owners there have already suffered the shock of the adjusted The Edwards board lowered the tax rate from 2 cents to cents in in partial compensation for the That gave us a little more which went into a surface water develop ment Now that property values have been reset in the districts moat populous the EUWD could drop the tax rate to cents par 8100 and still cover the million budget approved If that was Bexar County residents would pay slightly higher and residents of the other four counties would actually be paying Haas argued that it made more sense to leave the rate at cents and put the extra money into the surface water I and those who voted with me lee IU Begin sends resignation to Israeli president JERUSALEM AP Prime Minister Menachem reported to be unwell and in today sent his resignation to President Chaun Herzog through an ending growing uncertainty about who was running the country Begin remained secluded in Jerusalem residence while Cabinet Secretary Dan Mendor presented the letter of resignation to ending Begins six years in power who announced his in tention to step down 17 days stayed at home nursing what his spokesman Un Porat called a skin The dailiaa Ytdioth Ahronoth and Maanv had reported today that Begin was suffering from a akin ailment which obliged him to atop who has always been meticulous about his apparently departed from the tradition of personally tendering his rather than appear unshaven in But a respected said in its editions today that secluded in his official residence for eight doesnt barely eats and hat stopped caring about his Bagias resignation came after reports that he was depressed by the death of his wife Alisa in November and the protracted involvement of Israeli forces in Peratateni feuding in the CabiMt and iliiijreament over Israels rearing economic problems were alao aaid to