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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                iHtch womb la Cheer Fund Five including two who wish to remain sweetened the Cheer Fund pot and Timothy Brooks contributed to the while Erhard Kneupper added and DeLa Cerda brought in two bags of The anonymous donors con tributed and a bag of That brings our balance to and that total does not include donated As mentioned this is our second year to hold the Cheer Fund The HwMZeitungs goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to needy local families families who might not have one without your You can bring contributions cash or nonperishable food items to our office at 186 Castell during regular business hours Monday through You can also mail a monetary con tribution to Post Office Drawer New If you would like to donate food but cant bring it Circulation Manager Don Avery can arrange to have it picked You can call him at We sincerely appreciate your Teen part 2 New house parents make facility a foster home By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Teen Connection got an early Christmas present Thursday a matching set of house Marc and Stephanie Powells first day on the Job at 1414 San Antonio marked Teen Connections official opening as an emergency shelter and tem porary home for young The alternative school portion of Teen Connection has been open since In that short the school has grown from one student to Most of the students 11 from New Braunfels ISO and 1 from Comal ISO have had attendance Thats the biggest reason for them being director Nancy Ney And they wouldnt be in school now if not for this Now money from the HOGG Foundation for Mental Health in Austin and a grant from the Department of Health and Human has allowed Ney to staff her foster The Powells will live here as house Lisa Dolle is our residential and James Grouchy is her Ney Relief house parent will be Ida and relief case worker is Sue The focus of the residence and emergency shelter has also Ney we wanted to provide both longterm and shortterm and decided to do so for boys DHR wont license us for both longterm and so we chose emergency shelter and found out theres more need for that in young Our hope is someday to provide care for but right now we cant afford Neys future plans also include applying for a childplacement license to find homes in the com munity willing to offer longterm An AACOG Alamo Area Council of Governments grant opened the alternative school IS with two teacher Jo Cooper and Kathy Tyzzer fill those Students are here for a minimum of six We dont have a maximum but we hope no one has to stay no longer than one Ney Teen Connection pupils get academic credit for their but the instruction is very in We have a counseling and each student sees the social worker on a oneonone for an hour each Ney The students here are but they felt stuck in We try and give them something to think something to work Rosemary Gonzales and Michelle said Teen Connection has made the dif ference for They give you attention and at they Gonzales My ex See Page 10A New Braunfels HaraldZritung THURSDAY December 25 cents Ntw Texes 92 249 18 Sections USPS 377880 Second man executed Backyard hoops With an audience of Ruben Perez and Allen Kieny go at each other in an intense sort of intense oneonone game of basketball at 1096 Frank Lopez and Tony Staff photo by John Senter Villarreal make up the but theyre actually taking a break after a similar afterschool contest All four attend Peter and Paul AP John Eldon Smith was executed today for the 1974 slayings of two becoming the second man put to death in the United States in two The order of the court has been carried said prison spokesman John Corrections Department spokesman David Jordan said the electrocution began at was completed at and a team of three doctors declared Smith dead at after volts of elec tricity passed through his The 53yearold former insurance salesman was sentenced to the electric chair after being convicted of fatally shooting his wifes former husband and that mans He was he walked to the cell on his own He made no movement after he was in the He made no Jordan Outside the 15 to 20 people demonstrated in favor of capital while 40 to 50 gathered to oppose After an the body was to be He was he walked to the cell on his own He made no movement after he was in the He made no Jordan taken by the Murphy a minister active in op posing the death on behalf of the Smith declined to order a special last meal and refused to pick his own witnesses for his execution at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in about 60 miles southeast of He became the llth man executed in the United States since the fifth this year and the third in the last 16 It was the first execution in See Page IDA ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer Sometimes a friendship formed in hours can last for transcending politics and even language So it seems with Vernon Colvin and Dimitr who met as college students in East Berlin some 18 years now a New Braunfels toured Europe the summer before his senior year at the University of He went across the Berlin Wall for one just to see what the east side looked He met Jontschew on the street in front of Humboldt and the 18year old East German gave him a threehour tour of the He didnt speak any The other three guys I was with didnt speak anything but said He and Jontschew both spoke some and thats how the group These Jontschew speaks enough English to get around the United Now an or thopedic hes in the country on business this He spent last weekend in New and he and Colvin talked over old Jontschew apparently took to Colvin that first day in East I tell him all the come he He wanted me to come back that Colvin But the guards at Checkpoint Charlie had warned the Americans not to stay in East Berlin after The two students did exchange and got up a correspondence after Colvin got back to the But when Jontschew was drafted into the Bulgarian he wasnt allowed to write during that Then I went into the Air Force and it was kind of bad for me to write East you Colvin In his one visit to East Berlin made for some sticky red tape when he applied for pilots He had trouble getting the required security See Page 10A Dimitr Jontschew thinks of Vernon Colvin left and daughter Celeste as his substitute family Geter gets freedom new trial ordered DALLAS AP On the 477th day of a life sentence for armed black engineer Lenell Geter walked out of jail calling a courts order of a new trial my emancipation The 26yearold Geter said he was extremely overjoyed at his release Wednesday on He was con victed of a 1982 fastfood restaurant robbery after five eyewitnesses identified but nine coworkers have said he was at work at the My primary concern now is to clear my said who has said the charges against him resulted only from racism and shoddy police Geter was released from the Lew Sterrett Justice Center at about 3 after several of his coworkers from an aerospace firm drove to Dallas to deliver a bond they raised through personal He got bearhugs from ESystems employees Charles Hartford and Wendell who had orchestrated a campaign to secure his release and persuade prosecutors that they had the wrong I love I love them Geter The new trial was ordered by an appeals court following news reports of his case including a report on CBS 60 and after prosecutors said new evidence had This is my emancipation proclamation from the judicial systeem of said Geter was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1982 robbery of a Batch Springs fast food restaurant SO from his job as an engineer at Geter was one of six black whose pictures were cir culated to Dallas area police officials after a Greenville Geter a Greenville authorities only after elderly white woman thought Geter looked suspicious because he frequented a city park after Inside Todays Weather Today will be with light northerly winds and highs in the Tonight will be clear and with lows in the mid30s and light Expect partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures on with winds blowing from the northeast near 10 miles per Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday at Three straight Yes thats The San Antonio off to their worst start In may be on the way as they beat San Diego Wednesday for their third straight Datailt in 7B CANYON TV LCRA fuel adjustment woes may hurt He isnt one to I told you But he and hes right When the Public Utility Commission abolished automatic passthrough fuel adjustment charges to fulfil a campaign promise by Texas Mark New Braunfels Utilities Manager Bob Sohn called it political two months after the fixed fuel factors established by the Commission went into its called million in underrecovered fuel costs by the Lower Colorado River Authority That deficit will have to be made up by LCRAs customers until LCRA can go before the PUC for an Sohn told his Since our part of that is about 10 were already short in just two LCRA isnt scheduled for a rate hearing untu September Based on LCRAs own underrecovery could reach over million by That alarming statistic is what prompted Sohn to write to Al PUC asking for a serious reevaluation of the fuel factor He even has hopes the process will switch back to a monthly correctible Far be it from Chairman to question the necessity and ultimate projected effectiveness of so important an aspect of our but in bot tomline common how can the Commission justify that the wellbeing of the utility customer is really the letter In six to eight the undercollected which in the LCRAs customers could reasonably be approaching four to five million That catchup cost will have to be rolledin to the everincreasing base thus raising our already exorbitant fuel costs to level of total Sohn has gripes about what fuel factors were based on in the first This charge was developed by the Commission and the LCRA reflecting fuel mix fuel supply weather predictions and hypothetical fuel cost escalation the letter thus resulting in assumed kilowatt hour generator loading and ultimate fuel What Sohn said in his we have a severe winter or an extremely hot spring or sum mer the system will over or under the selfcorrection six months to a year later will only continue to pile inequities on top See Page WA   

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