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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                Hit on aox Com Firstgrader dies of injuries from wreck By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer A sixyearold New Braunfels boy has died from injuries sustained in a threevehicle accident becoming the first traffic fatality of Jason Paul Wenzel of Box New died at Wednesday from multiple injuries at San Antonios Methodist His body was taken to the Bexar County Medical Examiners office for a final Funeral services will be at 1 Friday at Paul Lutheran The Jim Hinkhouse and Charles DeHaven will and burial will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park under the direction of Zoeller Funeral The boys Linda was released Wednesday from McKenna Memorial Hospital where she had been under observation and was treated for The accident occurred at Tuesday on a rain slickened Highway 46 A northbound automobile driven by Mark Pancamo of Pearland reportedly turned into the Diamond Shamrock service station driveway without A witness told police that turn was made from near the center of the Alexander who also was northbound in a tractor saw Pancamo begin to Reyes pulled the truck to the left and hit the but skidded on the wet The truck crossed the center line and struck Wenzels which was Pancamo was arrested and charged with having a defective turn signal and brake Police Department John McEachern said Thursday he does not anticipate that charge to change because of Wenzels Wenzel was a firstgrader at Goodwin Primary School and a member of the Canyon Soccer Bom on he was the son of Larry and Linda nee Truett He is also survived by his Christ Wenzel and Evelyn Wenzel of and and Asa of New The body will lie in state until Memorials may be given to the Paul Lutheran New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 19 14 Pages THURSDAY January 25 Cents Volume 19 USPS 377880 Florida inmate dies in electric chair AP Anthony at 66 the oldest inmate on Floridas death was elec trocuted today for arranging the murder of a private He was the first person executed since rein statement of the death penalty who did not kill the victim Antone was strapped into the chair and received volts shortly after 7 He was the third prisoner executed in the state and the 12th in the nation since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in Antone was convicted in 1976 of firstdegree murder for being a middleman in the contract shooting death of Richard a private investigator who testified before grand juries probing the He provided the gun and money for the He had been scheduled to be put to death two days but won a temporary stay of execution while his lawyers appealed to the Supreme The appeal was turned Dressing in black pants and a white dress Antone had to have his head and lower right leg shaved to accommodate the death chairs elec Prison officials described Antone as calm but not communicative after he was told the Supreme Court on Wednesday night had turned down his lawyers ruling they had been weighed and rejected Small groups of death penalty protesters gathered in a muddy field across from the prison in a steady drizzle of One carried a sign that Graham guilty of firstdegree Protests against the Tuesday which was blocked just six hours before it was to take did not draw the large numbers of those surrounding the previous two executions in Bob Graham has signed 68 death warrants since taking office in including one for Antone that expired during appeals in Graham said I believe the time has come to carry out Antone did not request a special last but he was offered steak and eggs between 4 and said Department of Corrections spokesman Vernon Antone sought the reprieve from the Supreme Court on grounds that he was a victim of ineffective The justices by a 72 margin rejected the the third time they had refused to tamper with Antones There are no other forums or issues that we havent already Scharlette Holdman of the Florida Clearinghouse on Criminal Justice said after the Antones killing AP Anthony executed in Florida this was convicted of arranging the contract slaying of a former vice detective who had angered mobsters by his drug The Richard was gunned down when he answered his doorbell at Two men accused of being involved in the crime the triggerman and the man who allegedly put out the contract on Cloud later committed suicide in despite a reputation of clearing major had been dismissed from Tampa police force after an 11year career when he refused to take a lie detector test in questioning about allegations of excessive use of police force during an Cloud later worked as a private investigator and informant for the FBI and the state Department of Law spending about 90 percent of his time testifying before federal grand juries in vestigating the Authorities said Cloud put heavy pressure on the drug trade reportedly controlled by reputed mobster Victor Acosta allegedly put out the contract for and recruited Antone to do the Prosecutors said Antone provided the gun and money for Benjamin the confessed to the He later committed suicide while awaiting sentencing in a jail cell in authorities Acosta also was found dead in a jail cell in He died of a drug overdose that authorities ruled Ellis Marlow who testified for the prosecution that Antone arranged the was the driver of the getaway Haskew received a 35 year prison sentence under a plea bargaining Antones defense attorneys say their client was only a middleman in the murderforhire scheme plotted by They argued that Antone was not at the scene of the Warming up Staff photo by Leslie Kriewaldt Cheri Williams of Marble Falls sails through the air during practice Wednesday for the Texas Junior Miss pageant The acvities start to pick up as preliminaries are scheduled for tonight and Friday at the Civic The main program will be at city seek answers Rightofway issue old he says ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Local businessman Bob City Coun cilmember Barbara Tieken and City Attorney John Chunn agree on one point parts of the Schlitterbahn water slide and Landa Resort are built on dedicated city What seems odd to whose family owns both is that this should suddenly have become a subject of Its always been that ever since I bought the Henry told the HeraldZeitung Wed Council was well aware of that from the time I started the It was in the master plan for the That place was built in the Henry took out a building permit for the water park in and said he even invited council members onto the site during He said no one at City Hall ever found fault with his or told him he couldnt build water slides on the un developed North Street Garza and Austin which lead up to Landa are both marked with gates and no trespassing signs at the property But city authorities say those streets are also dedicated to public all the way down to the Comal Henry said that situation already existed to some extent in when he bought Landa Resort and the adjacent Cedar Stockade now part of Landa At the he there was a actually a house built on the Austin Street He tore that and ended up purchasing some 20 feet of the rightofway from the at a cost of The rest of the land still belongs to the even though it has never been turned into actual Im sure city rightofway is being said City Attorney John It appears that there are three different tracts of land Chunn said he had discussed the matter with San Antonio attorney Cecil who is representing the Henry family in a federal lawsuit against New I think the city is in the process of pursuing an amicable Chunn Because of the court City Manager Delashmutt said he wasnt free to comment on the See Page 12 Canyon Lake resident Seeks Another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for the office of Comal County Walter Van of Canyon Lake Village West announced he will file around 5 for the held by Democrat Walter Fellers since Van Auken will run on the Republican He wouldnt explain why he has decided to I just have my reasons right he He has six years of law en forcement experience in At a gettogether for Republican candidates last Van Auken I know Walter Fellers andkind of hate to do but I know some things that can be first elected in filed for reelection There had been speculation that he would step but Fellers squelched thit last June announcing that he would a ninth Retired highway patrolman Girl Davis alM has filed for tha on the Republican was a partturn Jailer with the Sheriffs Department when he announced last June that he run for Two later annoiiBpH bin plMe MM Davis to hwtbimtip another Walter Van Auken The longtime sheriff lost his first race for the position to incumbent Edo Schleyer in but defeated him in He was reelected in and Another possible candidate it former Sheriffs investigator Gilbert who Mid Tuesday be was strongly considering getting Into the resigned from the departmeot I is the MARTIN Education needs tax bill needs tax Dill By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer SEGUIN Despite the noshow of Education Commissioner Raymon the second area school admininistrator and board member workshop was wellattended Wednesday Bynum accepted the groups invitation to but had to decline at the last minute to go to New York Seguin ISD school board president Judy Garner said the commissioner sent his and promised to come speak at a future The first area workshop was instigated and hosted by Comal ISD last Speakers at that one were Texas Association of School Boards TASB executive director Orby Holden and David Thomp son with TASBs legal Thompson was also featured at Wednesday nights along with Bill Kirby from the Texas Education Administrators and board members from at least three surrounding counties listened as Kirby spoke about school The whole key to school finances is whether the Legislature is willing to pass a tax Kirby stated very Education has got to have at least a sales possibly combined with a gasoline tax or some type of sin Only problem is we just dont sin enough to keep education He said the State Board of Education will need million dollars for the next two years than its had for the last two years just to give step raises to teachers and hire the extra units for the extra Kirby estimated that a billion tax increase would be and by I we could give teachers significant salary raises over the next two he See Page 12 Pathologist changes tune in Jones murder trial Inside GEORGETOWN AP A whose initial autopsy report was a potential roadblock for testified in the murder trial of nurse Genene Jones that she now believes a 15monthold girl died from a drug and not from natural Chelsea McClellan died on after receiving two injections that were supposed to be routine a nurse in a Kerrville pediatricians gave the Although the murder indictment says Jones injected a powerful muscle relaxant that killed the the initial autopsy report said the girl probably was a victim of Sudden Infant Death Kathleen KagahHallet of San a issued that initial But on Wednesday she told jurors she was and the mistake was due to an incomplete look at Chelseas medical In my she the cause of death is respiratory arrest which then led to cardiac arrest and the death of the child due to On crossexamination KaganHallet repeated that the death was not related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome but was due to an injection of But defense lawyer Jim Brookshire tried to show that her revised diagnosis was based only on in formation she had been given by KaganHallet acknowledged that the information was given to me by Kerr County District Attorney Ron Sutton that the child may have been injected with She said the information she received after her initial diagnosis made it clear to her that Chelsea was not a SIDS The indictment names succinylcholine as the drug allegedly used by lexicologists have testified here that the drug was found in tissue See Page 12 Todays Weather Today will be sunny and with a high possibly near Winds will be from the southeast at 510 miles per Clear and cold with winds shifting to the northwest around 10 Friday will be sunny and a little bit with northerly winds at 1015 CANYON DEAR TV   

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