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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                il I r OI 1 it Hit oh box iVil 1 rc kie 7 5 Dietert widen City Council field to 7 ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Two local businessmen joined the race or City Council Michael manager of the New Braunfels and building contractor Robert Nohrn will be vying for atlarge seats on April Both candidates are involved in city government Dietert is serving his second term on the Planning and Zoning Nohrn was on the City Council from 1972 to and has been a member of the Airport Ad visory Board for the past four Like most of the other candidates in the Dietert feels that the next few years will be critical to the growth and development of New Id like to see that the quality of life weve become accustomed to is he Ive had a lot of friends ask me to Dietert Ive lived here all my born and raised The city has provided me with a good and I think I need to repay the city for some of In addition to his city Dietert has been president of the New Braunfels Conservation Society for three The 33yearold can didate is vice president as well as general manager of the where he has been employed for 18 I started out when I was 15 years washing he Dietert lives at 295 has been in the building business for four At the time of his last council he was em ployed by the federal and he said the demands of his job kept him from running again in Nohrn feels that he has the I have no axes to and Im not out to make any drastic I would just like to once again serve the citizens of this he He wants to promote the orderly economic growth of New and said he would serve as an in dependent representative of all the Nohrn helped organize and served as first liaison officer for the citys reserve police he has saved the taxpayers a lot of He also feels that council accomplished a lot during his previous without raising taxes in the Nohrn lives at 12 just down the street from another council Esther Seidel is in the contracting but Nohrn says he has never discussed politics with I wasnt aware she was going to and Im sure she didnt know I was going to he Other council candidates to date include incumbent Barbara retired resort owner Bob dentist Joe Kuehler and designer Rolf New Braunfels Now Ttxas Volume 34 18 Sections Zeituno THURSDAY February 25 Cents USPS 377880 Anything goes it does if you want your class to coma out on top in the Queen of Hearts New Braunfels High junior Donna Winkler pilots a scooterboard during Almost Anything Goes competition in the school gym seniors Tim Doty and Kourtney Kahler make great strides in the piggyback The juniors came out earning points toward electing their class representatives as King and Queen of The coronation is Staff photoi by John Smttr Jones on stand after verdict GEORGETOWN AP Genene who did not testify during her murder took the witness stand today before a jury was to begin deliberating her punishment for killing a baby Clutching a tissue and appearing disoriented during her brief the vocational nurse told jurors she never had been convicted of a crime before Defense sources said Jones testimony was part of an effort to show she is eligible for probation because she has no prior The convicted nurse and her lawyers fear that the which took only three hours to convict will mete out the maximum punishment life in Relatives of the little girl Jones was convicted of killing returned to the courtroom today to hear the We can finally bury her and they cant dig her up no said Robin whose 15month old Chelsea died on The fiveman jury agreed with the states circumstantial case that pointed to a mother of as a showed ttat Chelsea died of an in jection of a powerful muscle The shots were given at a Kerrville pediatricians office where Jones Kathleen Holland had ordered the nurse to give routine One prosecutor said Jones had killed Chelsea for her own One prosecution witness had testified that Jones wanted to find enough dead children to justify a special care unit for Six other young patients at the office suffered similar mysterious seizures after shots from She faces injury to a child charges in those and a similar charge in San where theres an ongoing investigation into deaths at Medical Center Hospitals pediatric intensive care Jones worked at that special care Wednesdays verdict sparked tears in the cour troom and cheers outside the Jones quiet sobs heightened as jurors were individually asked if they thought she was About 10 feet Chelseas family cried and Parents Reid and Petti McClellan walked to a secondfloor veranda and Its its Im glad we said had given tearful testimony about See Page MA Landmark case TartArmke ruling upheld by court By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer A penalty imposed by New Braunfels Independent School District on two students three years ago was upheld by the Texas Supreme Court The high court upheld an appeals court ruling in which the district took away points from the grades during their suspension for drinking alcoholic beverages at a schoolsponsored NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said this ruling would have a significant impact on school districts across the He said the districts had been following this case since they use similar reasonable The districts were concerned how they would discipline students without being able to decrease grades or suspend Bradberry Two New Braunfels High School honor Ken Armke and Kathleen along with another were suspended in 1981 from New Braunfels High While on a schoolsponsored trip to Austin for a journalism the trio was seen drinking by a high school sponsor while in an Austin The students were suspended from school for three during which they lost three points from their academic average for each day they were They also were suspended three weeks from par ticipating in school An injunction was filed on behalf of the students against NBISD to prevent the district from averaging their grades with the grades from the days they were NBISD officials held that school policy stated that students will have three points deducted each day from their average for any unexcused See Page 10A MALDEF suiton hold Inside Federal District Judge William Sessions has issued an abeyance on a motion for partial summary judgment in the case between the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and New Braunfels The abeyance delays Sessions ruling on a portion of MALDEFs case against the district until the Department of Justice has finished reviewing NBISDs proposed election MALDEF director Jose Garza explained that his organization is opposed to the school districts currant election system which is by atlarge MALDEF has proposed a sevensingle member election system while NBISD has offered a five singlemember two atlarge district That 52 which was approved by NBISD trustees last is being reviewed by the Depart ment of Garza said if the Department of Justice review approves the 52 MALDEF will be satisfied with the five singlemember The organization still will be opposed to the two atlarge Garza said the abeyance will not have any affect on MALDEFs request for a preliminary injunction to halt NBISDs election called for April Two places will be on the ballot Place held by Garland and Place held by Margy DORIAN MARTIN Grass fire scorches large tract BySANDRAJACKSON Staff writer Several hundred acres of unimproved land in the western part of Comal County burned Wednesday afternoon when a trash fire got out of Somebody who was burning trash had a bad said Bob president of the board of directors of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Two trucks from the lake respnded to the along with unite from Spring Branch and New Hann Three to four hundred burned maybe in toe ire that was rtperted at appwimately In Stoney Ridge near Texas 46 and Old Smithson Valley Fire trucks were hampered in their efforts to control the blaze by rough But Hann said that is typical of firefighting in the Texas Hill No injuries were reported as a result of the and no structures were Hann Most firemen were gone from the scene by the fire could easily It could be like the one we had inlays County last and start Hann if the wind got Most of the property in Stoney Ridge appeared to have been sold to individuals who were making preparations to he Todays Weather Weather today will be fair and with north winds near 10 miles per Tonight will be fair and with a low in the upper40a and light Skies will become mostly cloudy on and winds will be from the south at 1015 But temperatures will stay Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday at Skiing Gold American skier Bill Johnson won the United States second gold medal of the XIV Winter Olympic Games aa he finished first in the downhill Page IA OPINIONS SPQRTS TV IA Gemayel to junk treaty with Israel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon has decided to scrap the troop withdrawal pact with Israel and accept a Saudi plan for removal of foreign American officials said in Washington One official said Gemayel com municated his acceptance of the Saudi plan to the ambassador to Reginald There was no public comment from the government in Lebanon on the word from Washington that Gemayel had given in to opposition demands that the IsraeliLebanese pact of May 17 be The officials in Washington spoke on condition they not be In Lebanon antigovernment militiamen captured two Christian strongholds on the coastal highway south of broadening an of fensive that has shattered the Lebanese army and threatened Gemayels According to the officials in the Saudis eightpoint plan has little chance of stopping the warfare in Lebanon and leaving the nation free of occupying One official said the Saudi proposal was essentially a statement of rather than a plan of action and noted it would need approval from Syria and its allies in White House spokesman Larry Speakes said the Reagan ad ministration had not been asked its position on the We have problems with a number of he specifying Police said army troops fought off overnight attacks by Druse in surgents on the key hilltop town of Souk which overlooks the Marine base at Beiruts airport and is the last position Gemayels army holds in the central mountains near Druse communiques referred to the action as routine exchanges of ar tillery and small arms suggesting there was no fullscale attack on the Druse and Shiite Moslem militiamen have advanced about 14 miles on the southern highway from Page ItA   

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