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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                box New Braunfels Ntw Tarn HgraldZeltung i no M IAO to ji o WEDNESDAY December 25 cents 92 248 38 Sections USPS 377880 Inmate dies in electric chair Corridor council members packed Honors Hall at their Tuesday meeting Engineers say IH 35 will need help soon Steti photos by John Sentet By PATRICIA YZNAGAKING Wire editor With traffic congestion on its the Greater AustinSan Antonio Corridor Council voted to request all governmental entities in the area to pass resolutions supporting feasibility studies by the Texas Highway Commission and Texas Turnpike The studies would focus on alter nate routes between Austin and San Interstate 35 is the direct route between the The council heard from San Antonio District Engineer Raymond Stotzer and Austin District Engineer Bob Brown about the future problems and alternate plans for transportation between the Stotzer said one way to relieve traffic congestion would be to expand the interstate into a sixlane the engineers if the area were to grow into an advanced technical the expansion would probably not be At that an alternate route might have to be they With the population of the area increasing at its rapid the problems could come sooner than Stotzer At the turn of the were goingto lookarundesitabieTtraffic he Brown If theres anything AP Robert Wayne a choirboy gone went to his death in the Louisiana electric chair today praying that his execution would be a deterrent to future also insisted in a brief final statement that he never intended to kill Willie the 67yearold supermarket guard he shot in the face with a shotgun during a 1979 The condemned man entered the death chamber at the Angola state prison at and was pronounced dead 14 minutes later after five jolts of electricity coursed through his sending up smoke and The Supreme Court had refused late Tuesday to spare but did block todays scheduled execution of a Georgia Alpha Otis Another John Eldon is set to die in Georgias electric chair Thursday for the 1974 killings of his wifes former husband and the former husbands new Smiths lawyer said he had no immediate plans to seek to block the Williams was the 10th man and the second since the Supreme Court rein stated the death penalty in The copastor at Faith Chapel Church of where Williams mother is assistant read the 23rd Psalm as the condemned man entered the death After Williams read his three guards The Executioners Song Robert Wayne executed early Wednesday in Louisianas electric was the 10th convicted killer to be put to death in the United States since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in Here are the others Gary shot by a firing squad on in Utah for the shooting death of a hotel He also admitted killing a gasoline station John electrocuted on May in Florida for the murder of a traveling Jesse executed in a Nevada gas chamber on for killing a newly married woman in Las Stephen electrocuted on March in Indiana for raping and strangling a woman and drowning her three Frank electrocuted on in Virginia for killing and torturing a woman during a Charlie Brooks killed by lethal injection on in Texas for the shooting death of a mechanic at a usedcar John Louis Evans electrocuted on April in Alabama for the murder of a pawn shop owner during a Jimmy Lee executed in the Mississippi gas chamber for the sexual molestation and murder of a 3yearold Robert electrocuted in Florida for the murder of a restaurant put eight straps around his arms and legs and a cap with a chin strap resembling a World War I aviators See Page 12A CISD board OKs projects portable storage See m Page 12A Kent Mathewson makes his point By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISD trustees put on their hard hats and talked construction Tuesday at Smithson Valley High They accepted an Austin firms bid for six portable classroom They approved an agreement Comal County Commissioners Courtfor the SVHS building trades class to construct a temporary jail They agreed to help the Canyon High School Athletic Booster Club build a storage building at Cougar and were reminded by their You cant keep adding portable classrooms to campuses without enlarging the adding and so The low bidder on six portable classrooms was Noble Walker Company Austin at All bidders were given a 1 completion But Edgar Willhelm said Noble Walker had indicated beginning the job by and possible relief as early as March we have plans for two buildings to See Page 12A Cooperation touted as key to IH 35 success Suppose Interstate 35 was a sixlane highway filled with vehicles en route to highly developed industrial and technical centers between San An tonio and That was a view presented to members of the Greater AustinSan Antonio Corridor Council Tuesday at Honors Hall in New The which has represen tatives from all the cities between Austin and San looked toward the future Tuesday and tried to determine the problems and sucesses of turning the growing AustinSan Antonio strip into a balanced center of industry and technology without sacrificing the The council heard reports about other developed industrial centers and listened to engineers discuss the problems of transportation in the Kent an adjunct professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of told the council about the elements most common in industrial or hightech The three most highly developed parks are the Silicon Valley in the North Carolina Research Triangle and Bostons Route Mathewson Mathewsons which was limited to a comparison of the Silicon Valley and the North Carolina Research determined that the North Carolina triangle had done a better job in planning for The triangle was more successful in uniting the elements of science and business interests than Silicon Valley Mathewson Part of the success was the univer sities and cities ability to he In Silicon there was often friction between the universities and the cities he The biggest problems that faced the research parks were community university toxic utility solid waste disposal and radioactive material While the North Carolina area seemed to handle most of the problems Mathewson the Silicon Valley had serious problems with most the especially with transportation and community university Both areas had high housing Mathewson Costs averaged for housing in both Dan vice chairman of the North Texas told the council about the commissions problems in developing the Dallas Fort Worth airport and controlling the impact the facility would have on the Petty gave the council some You cannot and should not be all things to all he the council should set stick to them and develop them he The council should also not attempt to duplicate services and businesses at the expense of existing services in the Petty Forward thinking and effective are the most critical concerns for the he PATRICIA YZNAGAKING Board wants clarification on new Comal ISD policy Inside There was more confusion than clarity in Comal ISOs first reading of a new extracurricular policy Tuesday The policy Beginning a senior high school student shall be eligible to par ticipate in district extracurricular activities only if he or she is passing four the eligibility requirement at CISD is passing grades in three The fourcourse requirement is now under University Interscholastic League and most likely will be im posed But that wasnt the The policys second paragraph student participating in and literaryacademic competitions is restricted to eight invitational meets excluding the area and state meets and to limit the school absences to no more than any portion of 10 school Any combination of activities cannot exceed any portion of 10 school CISD patrons in the audience wanted to know what that Ron Travis said the policy would in effect cheat Carter Casteel wanted to know how students could plan for or a broken leg in preparing a competition schedule from beginning to end of a school Youre in effect making a student decide at the beginning of the year if hes good enough for Travis So he doesnt go to two meets early in the hoping he is good enough for It turns out he and he could have gone to those two meets early in the year CJSD trustees wanted clarification on whether the 10 absences included or excluded area and state meets like the first part of the CISD trustees wanted clarification on whether the 10 absences included or excluded area and state meets like the first part of the Edgar Willhelm said school policy stated a student would not receive credit for a course if he or she had 10 absences in that Canyon High School principal Larry Moehnke added the other than days excused for schoolsponsored Then these meets would be schoolsponsored Casteel The answer she got was as confusing as the I have a UIL study that shows students taking golf and tennis are out of class the by Willhelm They miss the same You miss 30 hours of the same and thats a lot of Were not trying to cheat trustee Jim Rector Our intention is to place some kind of limit on The board ended the discussion by asking Willhelm to clarify the policy before its second reading in The policy must be read three times before it can be See Page UA Cheer Fund 134A Team Named Six players from District 134A runnerup New Braunfels and four from thirdplace Canyon made the alldistrict team released this Unicorns lineman Tim Doty made the team on offense and defense to lead the Todays Weather The weatherman is calling for cooler temperatures through Thursday Today be partly and cool today with northern winds at 10 Clear and cold tonight with temperatures around the freeling with fair skies on Light winds predicted for tonight and Sunset tonight will be at 534 P m with sunrise Thursday at Highs today and Thursday wHl be near 60 We received an anonymous donation of and a sack of groceries from Groves to add to our Cheer Fund Our balance is now nd that total does not include As mentioned this to our second to hoMjtJw CJjeer Fund the HwJjfcytfaiws goal is to provide a to needy JocaJ families who might not have one without your You can bring cash or nonperishable food itfUWr to our office at 186 Caitell during 20 regular business Monday through caji DEATHS 12A also mail a monetary contribution to Post Office Drawer New t 1ff It you would like to donate food but A cant bring it Circulation SPORTS Manager Pon Avery can arrange to STOCKS have it picked YOJI can cajfl kjm M M Hill Country Inn sued by victims of May robbery ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Five victims of a May 22 robbery at the Hill Country Inn are suing the along with one of the accused for damages incurred in the in Floyd Jackson Debra Bryan Melissa Hunter and Kathy Boone filed suit earlier this month in Comal Countys 274th District Defendants named were Hill Country owner of the New Braunfels hotel and Kenneth one of four men indicted in connection with the Woodson was served notice at the Nueces County where he is now awaiting retrial for the murder of a Corpus Christi hotel guest in The jury was unable to reach a verdict in his first held last Hill Country agent Lee Tauferner of Fredericksburg was served on behalf of the and could not be reached for comment The suit charges Hill Country Properties with failing to ascertain the soundness and strength of the doorlocking device to protect its The robbers gained entry to the plaintiffs hotel room by kicking in the door at approximately Victims in two adjacent rooms were ordered at gun point to cover their heads with bed sheets while the intruders took their money and The Loopers say in their suit that at least one of the guests suffered physical The Looper suit requests an unspecified amount of damages for mental loss of property and loss of income suffered in the   

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