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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas swc SMU 1 81 Tech Texas 49 Houston Baylor 58 Singer Jackson burned m m fmm m PagelOA during filming Cougars trip Unicorns Rangers shock Boerne pa8e6A New Braunfels Ntw Texas HeraldZeituno AO O1 CC O I jtn SUNDAY January 50 Cents Volume 21 66 Pages 4 Sections USPS 377880 Lubbock girl named Miss Barbara May fourth runnerup By DYANNE FRY Staff writer A Lubbock girl walked off with the the banner and a scholarship at the of the Texas Junior Miss held Saturday in New South Plains Junior Miss Sherri Moegle beat 33 other contestants for the state and will represent Texas this June at the American Junior Miss pageant in In addition to the main Sherri won the poise and appearance competition in Thursdays She is the daughter of Bobby and Carolyn First runnerup was San Marcos Junior Miss Jill who also won Friday nights performing arts competition with her rendition of Chopins Waltz in E Linda Jane Burns of Lockhart was second followed by Tiffany Turner of and New Braunfels Barbara May in the fourth runnerup Barbara took the poise and appearance award in Fridays Her parents are Lou May of New Braunfels and Charles May of Second runnerup Linda Burns had already stepped to center stage once Saturday to claim the runner up award for scholastic First place in that subcategory went to Pflugervilles Junior Dee Laine Tiffany Turner won the physical fitness award in Fridays On Thursday that category was won by Kellie Ann Blair of Thursday nights performing arts award went to Danna representing the Lamesa East Texas Junior Miss Sherry Lynn Johnson was a triple taking the Kraft hostess the Revlon personal style and the coveted Spirit of Junior an award bestowed by the contestants The Canyon High School stage band played the Olympic in keeping with the 1984 pageant as the new Texas Junior Miss took her victory walk down the runway in the New Braunfels Civic Outgoing Junior Miss Ellen Cassell handed over the medal and banner against a backdrop of Greek columns and laurel Even before the judges made their the Junior Miss Scholarship Committee had named Sherri the recipient of three scholarships one each from Huntingdon College in Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton and Wayland Baptist University in As the 1984 Texas Junior she is eligible for more than in additional scholarships from different But Sherri has expressed a preference for her hometown Texas She also received a bouquet of roses from Elviras Flower a plaque from Star a special class ring and a diampnd from 2ales The ScholarshipCommittee also selected recipients for a number of other to be given regardless of a girls place in the final com Bethany Beever of Pearsall also got a scholarship from Huntingdon Dramatic testimony marks nurse trial Staff photos by Leslie Kriewaldt Texas Junior Miss Sherri Moeqle accepts her hourviet See Page ISA New Braunfels Barbara May stands with her parents GEORGETOWN AP Prosecutor Ron Sutton knows his case against Genene Jones is a cir cumstantial and hes trying to send jurors home each day with fresh thoughts of the most incriminating Three times last week during the murder trial a day ended with damaging a nurse charged in a string of suspicious deaths and illnesses of infants in her is on trial here in the death of 15monthold Chelsea The indictment says she died after an injection of a powerful muscle Last the jurors heard only one Chelseas stillgrieving Petti McClellan wept softly early in her By the she could hardly It was a short day of giving jurors a long afternoon at home to think about the sobbing On Tuesday the testimony ended with a poison expert testifying that Chelseas body showed traces of the drug Jones allegedly In my I iden tified and measured succinylcholine present in a number of the Fredric Rieders said in the last answer jurors heard that Suttons flair for big finishes resurfaced when jurors went home after incriminating testimony from Kathleen the defendants former boss at the Kerrville clinic where Chelsea got the shots Holland ended a long day in a stuffy courtroom by telling jurors that Jones suggested throwing out a bottle of succinylcholine that had unexplained holes in its Throw it out and tell them we lost was Jones ac cording to the In between the almostdaily dramatic Kerr County District Attorney Sutton has weaved in other incriminating Heres what the jury has heard from prosecution witnesses Fifteenmonthold Chelsea went limp like a rag doll after nurse Jones gave her two shots that were supposed to carry The little girl was taken to a Kerrville where she seemed to im But on the way to a San Antonio hospital that she The initial autopsy said Chelsea was a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome victim a death without a known But soon after the in vestigators grew A test devised by a Swedish toxicologist showed Chelseas tissues carried traces of the muscle relaxant the nurse allegedly Holland said she was con fused by Chelseas She later checked around her office and found two needlesized holes in the top of a vial of She said she had not used the drug in her The who was under pressure from medical officials curious about the confronted her the doctor had a Jones previously had told her boss that one bottle of the drug was When it turned up with the unexplained holes Jones wanted to get rid of I dont think we should explain it at Holland recalled the nurse telling We thought we lost the Throw it out and tell them we lost Defense who have not hinted what their case will be or whether Jones will spent its time trying to plug reasonable doubt into jurors See Page 16A Was a busy day Local firefighters battle flames all day long New Braunfels fire trucks didnt gather any dust on They spent more time in the field than they did in the as firefighters responded to a parade of emergencies in different parts of the The 11 fire at Texas Industries would have been enough excitement for one as far as some people were But the trucks were just on their way home from about when they were diverted to Comal Iron where a grass fire had spread to a heap of old The last unit checked in from the iron works at The next call another grass fire in the Watson LaneHunter Road area came only minutes The departments minipumper was still out at when someone called to report smoke coming from a back yard at 959 Twin We havent even started cleaning up the mess from this morning commented shift cap tain John Williams watching what was left of his central station crew wash and reroll The fire at Texas Industries cement plant was the most with five trucks reporting from New Braunfels and two from San A fire department spokesman said it was started by diesel fuel leaking from a fuel which was being hoisted by a A man happened to be welding in the vicinity of the and a spark ignited the The only one injured was the who reportedly suffered minor One of the local trucks on the scene was the Civil Defense volunteer and the volunteer firemen also turned out in At one it was reported that TXIs coal bin was on but Williams said the plant had a very automatic extinguishing system inside that If there was any fire in it was taken care The grass fire in front of Comal Iron Works See Page 16A MALDEFtofightNBISDover election By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Although New Braunfels ISD is still waiting for a Justice Department ruling on a new election the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund plans to seek a preliminary injunction to stop NBISD trustees will call an election at the next board meeting 7 for April NBISD Superintendent Charles Brad berry When contacted in San MALDEF attorney Judith Saunders Castro said the group would seek a preliminary injunction in federal district court to stop the MALDEF has filed a lawsuit in federal court against NBISD because of a proposed election system of five single member districts and two atlarge MALDEF favors a seven single member district The 52 which was approved by the NBISD trustees is waiting for approval by the Justice Department before being Until it is the district will continue its system where all trustees are elected at large by numbered In the called two atlarge places will be on the ballot Place which is held by Garland and Place which is held by Margy Filing for these places will begin and will continue through the first part of The trustees had postponed calling an election Bradberry We were waiting for something from the Justice The school district did hear the word on 16 that message was that the department needed more time and more 60 more days until approximately March 17 have been granted to get some final decision from the Justice Bradberry If the Justice Department had approved NBISDs plan of the five singlemember districts and two atlarge the school district would have changed to that plan for the April 7 the district will continue with its present unless Justice Department approval comes within the next Anything after that date would be impossible for us to gear up the superintendent There are no boundaries set up for the 52 Bradberry said in explaining why a quick change would be Noting the tenativeness of the the superintendent Weve held off as long as we As of the only plan we can legally implement is the one were operating he Inside Todays Weather The sunny weather will continue through with a high today in the mid70s and a light front bringing temperatures down to the on Tonight will be and warmer than the past few with temperatures in the lower Kitty Catastrophe Imogene Freemans eight Persian show cats are neither alley roamers nor backfence and she isnt about to give them up no matter what City Hall Paga9A CROSSWORD 2A DEAR ENTERTAINMENT HOROSCOPE KALEIDOSCOPE 3B 3A 16B 4A MKT train derails along Road Three escape serious injury Eleven MKT cars derailed Saturday morning photo by Ltftit Kritwtldt An 18wheeler tangled with a MissouriKansasTexas train Saturday causing three engines and eight loaded cars to derail just south of the Solms Road Two railroad employees were slightly injured in the The truck driver was The accident occurred shortly before 9 when Clifton driving along Solms started across the tracks without seeing the 34car train approaching from the the Comal County Sheriffs Department The train was too close to The lead engine hit McGaritys then taking the next 10 cars with The locomotive ended on its with the truck pinned Railroad employees Donald Jacobs and Gerald Goertz were treated and released from McKenna Memorial Damage to railroad property has been unofficially estimated at fl Diesel fuel was leaking from the derailed but the other cars were loaded with By contractors were on the scene with heavy equipment to clear the debris from the
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