Wednesday, October 12, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas i 1 PS New Braunffels TtXM 92 203 Butler Rockportbound after Pfeuffers ruling 26 Pages 3 Sections WEDNESDAY October 25 cants USPS 377MO By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Department of Public Safety Trooper Robert Butler lost round one of his fight Tuesday to stop his Rockport 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer dissolved a temporary restraining order against and denied Butlers request for a temporary The judges actions followed five days of controversial testimony that kept the courtroom filled with Judge Pfeuffers ruling was on the temporary but the troopers lawsuit against DPS James DPS Director James Adams and DPS is still His Harris said Tuesday his client had not decided whether to pursue the which could result in a jury if All that wont come Monday Hes Robert to report to Charles the district commander in Corpus Christi at 8 Holder said Holder sounded more at home behind his desk Wednesday morning when he Im glad its so we can get back to I feel the by and has confidence in and I dont think the great majority is over concerned about the troops or the management Were just going to keep on doing our DPS brought out the brass for testimony Ralph Maddoux testified he made the decision where to transfer I picked Rorkport because I had a vacancy I had a good trooper to put him with as and the position offered an outgoing sheriff and sergeant Maddoux Why were you looking for such friendly folks V Assistant Attorney General Reed Ixxkhoof We dont throw someone to the The transfer was not to punish him Butler but to give him more of a chance to make it as a the major See Page 11A New at McKenna By WANDA LASATER Staff writer Johnson named to run local hospital JOHNSON Before the month is McKenna Memorial Hospital will be headed by the former administrator of Brooke Army Medical Marion Johnny Johnson retired in June after 30 years in the Army and heard of the recent opening of the top job at Board of Directors President Elliot Knox said that Johnson contacted him and the process of interviewing The board was satisfied with the results of the interview by the executive committee and offered Johnson the position Johnson replaces Tom who was fired by the board last month due to poraemel problems which stem med from his relationship with a hospital McNeal had served as administrator for two Johnson will officially begin work but will be spending time at the hospital in the next weeks becoming accustomed to the new With the construction and out standing reputation of the hospital in the surrounding especially San I know I am joining a staff that has already met and exceeded many Johnson said The former Army colonel added that the hospital and its staff are high quality and serve the community in an outstanding I am proud of being asked to be a member of the I really like New Braunfels because of the beauty and the friendliness of the Its very much a welcoming atmosphere and the hospital abounds in My feeling of confidence is based on the staff medical and hospital that is extremely well qualified to run the hospitals individual activities in a superior I feel I will be able to assist them and make it easier for said As for the Johnson said that the period will continue for now but Im sure there will be hard times and hard work ahead with the new construction and You can feel the excitement in the air around McKenna its quality in Johnson has experience managing renovation of hospital A nutty time See Page 11A The pecans are dropping out of the trees long about and three year old Kendra Reimer is picking them up as fast as can in her yard at 805 Shes the daughter of County Attorney Bill Reimer Gunman kills 4 others in crime spree APl A annthnr a Wallop Texas AP A lone gunman was arrested after a 5V4hour crime spree across Southeast Texas that left a state trooper and four other people a woman critically and six hostages released Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Todd said Tuesday night authorities believe the same man was responsible for all of the shootings and the two Law enforcement authorities said the man killed two relatives in College Station at about 6 CDT stole a car and drove to about 40 miles where he gunned down a DPS officer who stopped him at about The man then drove to a truck stop and stole another a Waller County sheriffs spokesman He killed two people and critically wounded a 70yearold woman at a home in drove 16 blocks south and abducted a couple and their three young stole their then released the family and abandoned the vehicle in In southeast of the man abducted a maintenance worker at an apart ment complex and took his The man was arrested at about at a highway roadblock southwest of Houston near Whar sheriffs officials The Eliseo Hernandez of Mercedes in the Rio Grande was taken before Justice of the Peace Frank Shannon in Wharton and ordered held without bond on a capital murder charge in the death of the Moreno was arraigned this morning by State District Judge Dan who set bond at on an aggravated kidnapping Thats normally a serious charge but probably the least serious charge hes likely to be said Wharton County Sheriff Rudy Machala said that after Moreno was he was given jail clothes and then slept most of the We havent even talked to Machala The sheriff said it was likely district at torneys from the Waller and Wharton counties would be conferring to discuss other College Station authorities identified the dead there as Juan Garza a and his Neighbors said the couples two and ran to a neighbors apartment when the shootings Garza was the brother of Morenos estranged said The highway Russell Lynn of was shot to death along Texas Highway 6 near Cedar Creek when he stopped a car believed to have been driven by the suspect for a traffic said He had not started to write the ticket when the shot was said Waller County deputy sheriff lister Todd said Boyd joined the DPS on Hempstead Police Chief Randy Johnson said he had talked to Boyd a short time before he was Thirty minutes before it we were talking on the radio about going deer said He Til bring the Thats what he Baily at Memorial Hospital here identified the two dead in Hempstead as James Bennatte and Allie Their ages were not available Bennatte was the brother inlaw of 70yearold Ann said the womans Ruby She was listed in critical but stable condition at Houstons Hermann Hospital where she was taken by LifeFhght See Page 11A Soviet threat puts arms talks in jeopardy WASHINGTON AP The Soviet Union is threatening to break off talks with the United States if an agreement is not reached by December blocking the deployment of the first batch of American nuclear missiles aimed at Soviet territory from European according to officials While the move is taken it is seen as an attempt to influence public opinion in western Europe against the Reagan Theyre trying to put the screws to the said one official The current round of talks in is scheduled to wind up at the end of the Despite concessions by both the outlook for an agreement by December is That u when nine Pershing 2 missiles are due to be deployed in West Germany and 16 cruise missiles in Britain and unless an agreement is The United with the support of its has pledged to try to keep the talks going if an agreement is not reached by According to Reagan and other top the Soviets will bargain seriously only when they arc faced with the American If an accord is the deployment could be scrapping missiles already installed or barring new ones depending on the of the President Reagan offered to shelve all 572 missiles if the dismantled all the intermediaterange have pointed at weatern Europe and These include ttl triple warhead SS20s and about 80 aging SS4 and SS5 One who spoke only on condition that he not be Mid he expected the Soviet position to become clearer Inside Todays Weather blew into Sooth Texas overaifM temperatures into he nU Tedajr wiM be partly doudy and vtth wtodifrw the north at 1V3B miles per hour vtad advisories remain in effect Iw TMftM will be fair and with to 1MB awl staying near ttnphoji TMifhtt tow is to It to KM Md IkHndiy wlU be with a H the KONB recorded AIMMI Ml at haae to wia a iattettntfaei S ip teaJcht to WTiftTAiNMfNT 2A 2C 2A Savage recommendation made announcement due soon7 The word from the Fort Sam Houston Public Information Office is a recom mendation has been made to Robert Buker on William Dale Savages military But the recommendation wont be public knowledge until Buker makes his recommendation on the boards recom a spokeswoman There is no timetable on Buker s an although the spokeswoman We all hope its soon Were getting phone calls a 11 the Savage appeared before a board of inquiry on to plead his He told Maj George i apt Willam Thresher and Munne that he wanted to make the military a 20year plus career I enjoy what I and 1 hope thus board decides m my Savage said But I know theres a lot of pressure against Savage is in second year of a three year and currently serves as a physical activities specialist at Fort Sams 3rd Battalion Savages civilian court appearances brought about the military hearing The 23yearold private was given 10 years probation April U for the involuntary manslaughter of Ruben Sauceda In he pleaded guilty to the same charges for three more Sauceda family members killed that same October and received three 10year probated sentences to run concurrent with the first one A dishonorable discharge was not in cluded in possible The board of officers was to decide whether Savage should be remain on active duty or be discharged by general under honorable or other than honorable con ditions DEBBIE DeLOACH Bogus spill to test Guard units DVANNE FRY writer Despite the separation of the northbound and southbound headon collisions do occur on Suppose one were to happen this coming Sunday at the KM 725 exit and lets also suppose that one of the vehicles involved was carrying radioactive waste Imagine for a minute that city utility state highway troopers and the Texas Hangers were all busy in Coniaitown and where a tornado had struck that morning Thats the scenario for the Texas State Guards annual field set tor 1 p Sunday ui New Braunfels Its a whatif said Kemue a captain in the 606 M P Bat We have to do this every year And we have all the other agencies busy at the so that the slate guard will be called Despite the tornado crisis in local law enforcement agencies will be assisting with the as will the State Department of Highways arid Public Transportation and the local Management Agency New Braunfels Emergency Operations an ami of Civil will coordinate the operation Five companies of the tiUttlh State Guard Battalion will each with its own specific duties The script outlines the simulated nuclear spill thus at 12 JO a southbound passenger car will somehow get onto the northbound lane of IH o Hiding headon with a hazardous See 1U