Tuesday, January 31, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas I t hle Kyle mans body found in park at Canyon Lake By DEBBIE DeLOACH and SANDRA JACKSON Staff writers Two Houston boys hiking in Canyon Park last weekend found the body of a 28yearold who was an apparent hanging The identified as Mark Clegg Holmes of was discovered in a brushy area wearing a blue blue jeans and a green and white Mexicantype A cord was later found in a tree approximately 180 feet away from the From evidence at the crime scene like tire a vehicle was used to take him back Texas Ranger Ray Martinez said and then his body was dragged on the ground to where he laid The two ages 10 and first saw Holmes body Saturday afternoon in Section 3 of Canyon Lake Martinez said they told their who said the man was probably When the boys came across the body again Sunday the Comal County Sheriffs Office was called in about to We suspect foul Sheriffs Investigator Rudy Rubio said The autopsy findings of Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo ruled the cause of death as Rubio and we believe death was by Holmes was a white had a light stood 6 1 tall and weighed 170 His brown belt had a brass Texas Star and he carried no iden was also barefooted when his body was and his Tshirt logo read You know youre in trouble when your lawyer pleabargains you down to Martinez said indications are Holmes died See Page 12 New Braunfels New Texas Volume 22 Zritung 12 Pages TUESDAY January 25 Cents USPS 377880 Marine dies in shelling Lebanon AP Shiite Moslem militia leaders today ordered their fighters to observe a ceasefire and described as accidental the series of battles Monday that killed one Marine and three Lebanese Three other Marines were wounded in the daylong and spokesmen for the Shiite militia group Amal and at south Beirut hospitals said the Marines fire killed a 9year old girl and two other and wounded 22 An Amal spokesman said militiamen in Shiite neighborhoods near the Marine base at Beiruts airport were told to strictly adhere to the ceasefire and refrain from any form of attacks on the Yesterdays collision was ac not the result of a particular animosity by either said the spokesman at Amal Our men said the Marines fired first and they the Marines said they fired Marine identified WASHINGTON API The Marine Corps said today that Lance George Dramis of Caps was the man killed in Beirut Monday when Marine positions were attacked by suspected Moslem because they were Things have been straightened out mainly through direct communication between the Amal command and the Marine said the who asked to remain The ceasefire took effect Monday Lebanons state radio said jets from warships offshore staged reconnaissance runs at dawn today over the city and the surrounding drawing no ground See Page 12 Jailhouse work The temporary jail for Comal County forms the backdrop as county commissioner Evans right chats with Smithson Valley High School teacher Mike Haggards students are buildifigthe which will hold eight Staff photo by Frances Bridges minimum security for the county to ease crowding in the existing The jail will be moved to the Courthouse property next and will be ready for occupancy two weeks after Bigley files for House Still unopposed in the Republican State Edmund Kuempel now has some competition from the Democratic George Bigley of New Braunfels filed for Kuempels District 46 seat on and papers are now on file in the state Democratic chairmans is employed as a mill and lives at 1359 Lee Bigley is the only Democrat so far to file for this The filing deadline for all state and national races is Kuempel who is seeking his second term in the Texas filed for reelection last Weekend Canyon Wimberley battle 200acre grass fire George Bigley By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Canyon Lake and Wimberley firemen battled a massive grass fire in the Devils Backbone area for two days before finally brining it under control Sunday That fire was only one of six fought by Canyon Lake firemen over the as dry conditions and unseasonably warm weather brought on five other sin the lake The Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department received the first call to the Devils Backbone which was spotted on the Wenger ranch off FM Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department was called to It broke out in the Wenger south pasture adjacent to El Rancho Cima Boy Scout said Carroll fire chief at He estimates 200 acres were including an acre of the Boy Scout The fire started about Czichos and eight units four from each department fought the Firemen stayed on the scene until about but were called back around 2 Sunday when the fire broke out Firemen brought it under control at 8 We have some awful tired said who said the fire was still Several firetrucks were damaged while driving over the rough terrain on the We had to follow some goat trails to get to the he One Canyon Lake truck had to be left at the scene overnight because of broken Czichos estimates that the fire will smolder for another Theyve been cutting cedar brush over there for 10 and there are dead stumps and brush With the wind like it will probably burn a he Canyon Lake volunteers had their hands full in their own territory over the weekend fighting five other grass Although none of the fires were blazes broke out in Canyon Lake Village Potters Astro Tom Creek Acres and Canyon Lake Bob president of the departments board of said no one was injured while fighting the weekend A dozen people have asked me what caused all those Hann We know its and the fires could have been caused by discarded bottles and the hot he Hann said that the firemen were given food and beverages by the owners of the John Knox as well as the departments Ladies Drug in vial had been chemist says GEORGETOWN AP A vial of the powerful drug allegedly used by Genene Jones to kill a baby ap parently was refilled with another a chemist testified a 33yearold is accused of using succinylcholline to kill 15monthold Chelsea McClellan in September 1982 at a Kerrville pediatricans Kathleen who was the nurses has testified she found two unexplained holes in the top of a vial of the musclerelaxing but she said the punctured bottle ap peared nearly Texas Department of Public Safety chemist Glenn Harrison today said his tests showed the punctured bottle contained a diluted quantity of the City projects head revenue sharing plan ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer Two City Council members and five New Braunfels citizens came to Mondays preliminary hearing on distribution of this years federal revenue sharing Finance Director Jim Jeffers ex pecta an entitlement of for the three quarters from 1983 to June 1W4With left over from last years and an estimated in interest to be earned on invested the city should have about to spend this City Manager Delashmutt proposes to put of that into street and drainage into repairs on the springfed swimming pool at Landa Park and toward updating three traffic The light at Union Avenue and East San Antonio Street is on the list even though council voted just last week not to spend leftover 1983 funds on improving that Delashmutt also proposes to spend on a new modulance am to replace outdated Emergency Medical Service Equipment and has allotted each to the Senior Citizens Community Service Home Health Care Service and the Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation The state chemist said the liquid in the punctured vial was greatly The as it comes from the is supposed to contain 20 milligrams of suc cinylcholine for each cubic cen timeter of Harrision testified the liquid in the unsealed vial con tained only milligrams of the Holland said she had no reason to believe Chelsea was killed by anything other than the seizure Jones reported the girl had in the pediatricians But on at the nurses murder her former boss said she later found out The 15 monthold girl might have had a seizurelike but it was caused by the injection of a powerful Holland In the movements I saw are consistent with the ad ministration of she told is charged with killing Chelsea on by injecting succinylcholine at Hollands Kerrville The doctor had ordered two routine im munizations for the Prosecutors say Jones instead injected the muscle who has been sued for million by Chelseas spent all of Monday on the witness stand See Page 12 Inside Todays Wither Tha great outdoors will stay cool and damp through with an 80 percent chance of light rain a 40 percent chance tonight and a percent chance on will be rem the north at WO per how and Vartabk Tem peratures will from near 46 to the upper ioVsunttt today iftl ho at sunrise Wednesday Ml TV 2 Bradberry NBISD can adjust to 246 recommendations By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Although House Bill 246 will present school districts with a more stringent New Braunfels ISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry believes the effect on his school district will be Its not going to change a great deal in Bradberry The bills second state board reading will be in while the third reading will be in If it passes the three the next stop is the 1985 Texas The plan doesnt bother he even though the proposal puts the minimum passing grade at cuts the number of absences for ex tracurricular revamps the curriculum and cuts into choices of it will have some Bradberry said of the minimum grade of 70 for credit he believes students will learn to Of the proposal which limits absences for ex tracurricular activities to five times and three times during any one the superintendent I dont think this will pass the third He believed officials will increase the number of absences but thought the concept was We do miss a lot of class he noting some teachers have missed up to 20 days for coaching Another change will be in high school graduation They are changing from 18 to 21 Bradberry The bill offers regular and advanced high school See Page U