Sunday, February 19, 1984

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas t t Rangerettes Ml in bidistrict game its find artful talents Page 1B swc scores Arkansas Texas 41 Houston Virginia 85 SMU Texas TGU Baylor 67 Tdxas Tech Rice 71 Grand Jury indicts 10 individuals in halfday session By DEBBIE DeLOACH Rlnnrhn Sfolln Aonlllnn nf WA tT By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Comal County Grand Jury indicted 10 individuals on 15 felony counts in a halfday session Friday that was full of Alfredo Lerma of 1696 Mill was indicted for possession of a controlled substance enhanced by a previous Blanche Stella Aguillon of 274 South was indicted for injury to a while Guadalupe Contreras of 2850 Katy was indicted for welfare fraud involving food Connie Hairell Alexander of 1602 was indicted for delivery of possession of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance all relating to a November 10 A possession of a controlled substance tetrahydrocannabinol indictment was also returned against Charles Wayne Kelley of 214 San Wade Hampton Beck of 343 San was indicted for failure to stop and render That charge related to a 4 collision with a driven by Steven Scott Jerry Wayne Johnson of 314 San and Gary Wayne Dalton of 4238 San were each indicted for theft over but less than and burglary of a Those charges all stemmed from a 5 offense involving the theft of a stereo and the burglary of a Other indictments were Thomas Woody Carter III of Fort Driving While Intoxicated subsequent of fense and Karl Wayne Farrar of Star Route Box Canyon burglary of a The grand jury also nobilled Patsy Kathleen Owens on two New Texas New Braunfels 93 35 4 Pages SUNDAY February 50 cents USPS 377880 Judge denies motion to dismiss Geter case DALLAS AP A judge Saturday cleared the way for Lenell Geters April denying the black engineers motion to throw the case out in the interest of justice because there was no basis for it in Texas State District Judge John who heard five days of testimony during which defense attorneys tried to paint a picture of racism and police over said the case raised two important Constitutional After hearing the evidence and researching the I have concluded that under current Texas law this particular court does not have the authority to grant this Ovard The judge also carried a motion questioning the validity of photographic lineups used to convict Geter of armed robbery in October saying he would rule on it Both issues really reach significant Con stitutional questions and well carry them in that said who earlier in the week of the pretrial hearing said he thought the questions may require Supreme Court was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the robbery of a Balch Springs fastfood He was released in December after nearly 16 months in prison following widespread news coverage questioning his con viction and protests by Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade agreed to a new scheduled for April con ceding that news reports of the including a lengthy CBS News 60 Minutes had raised doubts about the validity of the Im disappointed and I felt that this could be the end of my trials and Geter said after Ovards But I understand he was acting within his I was just hoping and praying I wouldnt have to go to Ovard said even though he was denying the novel interest of justice he would allow defense attorneys to file more briefs and possibly present additional testimony on Defense attorney George Hairston said he believed the judge was sympathtic to his I think its clear that had he had such he might have dismissed it the Hairston Assistant District Attorney Gerald Banks questioned if the judge did not have legal authority to rule on the he listened to five days of I think that with the law and the the judge could have reached this decision last Monday instead of Banks Police officers aggressive pursuit of a South Carolina State College graduate who had no police record and became a suspect only after an elderly white woman became frightened by the colored man in a park in front of her forms the foundation of the defenses claim of police Geter claims police had no reason to place him in lineups other than the fact that he was a from in a predominately white Texas At this Im depressed in that I Was hoping I could at least return back to a normal life after said who remains free on an appeal Im confident though of being I think a lot of exculpatory evidence was uncovered at this Five eyemitnesses picked him out of the photographic His coworkers at the Greenville division of ESystems a defense say he was at work on the day of the Balch Springs In a related a convicted armed robber who police have said bears a striking resemblence to Geter and has admitted commiting robberies similar to the Balch Springs holdup failed a police administered polygraph test earlier in the Birds at bath Staff photo by Leslie The sudden springlike weather has everyone out feeling including these birds who decided to dunk around a bird bath on Lee Street this Bradberry discusses role in textbooks By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer To teach writing and as well as everything in a teachers best friend is the The choice of the book determines almost as much as the teacher what the student wiill the State Board of Education and local districts take a great deal of care selecting These selection committees check all possible books with a fine tooth The State Textbook Committee is very important because it dictates whats going to be taught to kids in the next ten said New Braunfels ISO Superintendent Charles who has been selected to serve in the group next The State Board of Education selects the 27member commission to serve for one Bradberry all of which must be actively involved in public A majority those choices must be practicing teachers several committee members are And the commissioner only can appoint one member from each congressional Once the committee is it is approved by the State Board of The textbook committee meets in August to review textbooks in a major subject and some minor Bradberrys tenure will be spent on science books for grades the hearings themselves run for five to eight Bradberry Each committee member names advisers who help study the Then the committee members vote to narrow down the choices to five The selections are based on a proclamation written by the State Board of The See Page 16A Plain stormy Blizzards blow snow into Panhandle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A powerful blizzard stormed into the Plains with winds gusting as high as 100 mph spreading snow from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakotas and halting travel across parts of the Midwest with chesthigh Blizzard warnings were posted in the southeastern plains of the Oklahoma and southwestern and northcentral and many highways were barricaded or Thousands of stranded travelers packed motels and truck stops as the storm swept out of the where it had deposited up to 2 feet of snow and pushed toward the Great fanning a foot of snow or more with winds gusting up to 60 mph across Kansas and Nebraska Iowa and South In the Texas Panhandle town of Stratford the snow was hurled by winds gusting between 75 and 100 Wind gusts of 75 mph also were clocked at Boise where 287 was Ben an employee at the Shamrock Truck Stop You couldnt find a parking spot here if you wanted Were with about 300 to 400 In eastern wherenine highways were in cluding Interstate 70 from east to Denver to the Kansas Limon Police Chief Jim Trahern said all roads into town were closed with drifts of 4 to 5 In the northeastern Nebraska town of where 14 inches of snow had fallen by mail carriers couldnt make their appointed People are getting stuck all said Earl delivery and collections super visor for the Norfolk Post With blowing snow making it impossible for drivers to Jack district superintendent of the Nebraska Department of Roads in said he might have to pull the snowplows off the In about 60 miles east of the Colorado state about 15 busloads of travelers were among the hundreds stranded when Interstate 70 was The motels filled up and about 400 people were waiting out the storm at a truck Among them was Carol an elementary school principal from Kansas who was with a busload of about 40 teachers who had been on a ski trip to She said most people were trying to help each but Its not neat to be stuck In about 80 miles northeast of high school wrestlers from 10 cities who were in town for a regional wrestling match couldnt get For Saturday night and storm watches were in effect for southern nor thwestern southeastern South and eastern Nebraska as the storm tracked See Page 1IA Syria rejects Lebanese peace plan Lebanon AP Syria denounced the new eightpoint Lebanon peace plan and insisted Saturday on unconditional abolishment of the LebaneseIsraeli troop withdrawal President Amin Gemayel appealed for compromise and warned that Lebanon is Shelling on both sides of the green line dividing Beiruts Christian and Moslem sectors killed four people and wounded 12 most of them civilians on Saturday police It followed sporadic exchanges of gunfire during the Saudi envoys who shuttled between Beirut and Damascus said Syria rejected the eightpoint The Syrian governments first response to it was a Friday night statement calling the plan an open trick to secure implementation of provisions in the May 17 The plan included many provisions of that including simultaneous Israeli and Syrian with drawals from Leaders of the Syrian backed Druse and Shiite militias have rejected Gemayel says he is ready to discard the May but only as part of the new It was believed to be but that government disavowed saying it was put forward by There was small arms fire between Christian and Syrianbacked Druse militiamen near on the coast south of the An Israeli army ar mored unit took up a position near the Druse controlled 10 miles north of its Awali River defense line in south but there were no reports of any Israeli involvement in the President Reagan ordered the Marines in Lebanon to begin withdrawing from their base this and several landing craft carryin men and gear were seen leaving the Marine beachhead But the chief spokesman for the army Ed denied the pullout had In Saudi Prince Saud alFaisal said Syrian President Hafez Assad refused to accept the eightpoint plan and was sending Saudi mediator Rafif Hariri back to Beirut with Syrian counter Asked what the counterproposals Syrian Foreign Minister AbdulHalim Khaddam See Page 16A Delegation travels to Vietnam to determine fate of Americans Inside Thailand AP The highestlevel government delegation to visit Vietnam since the end of the war heads to Hanoi today in an effort to resolve the fates of some Americans ser vicemen who did not The fivemember team will be led by Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Armitage and will include Ann Mills executive director of the National League of a private lobby group concerned with the said the Vietnam News It is the highestlevel team to travel to Vietnam since the war in Vietnam ended in officials Armitage visited Hanoi in February 1982 when he was a deputy assistant The government said in a statement the trip was not related to reports that Vietnam was prepared to hand over the remains of three Americans to the Vietnam Veterans of But it said the visit was mutually agreed on by the two and the government hoped any remains would be handed over on a governmentto government Both Armitage and who arrived in Bangkok aboard a special declined to talk to They are to return to Bangkok from Hanoi next The other members of the team would be Richard Childress of the National Security Council and two officials from the State the Vietnam News Agency The governments of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the United States of America have expressed their belief that the issue of Americans missing in Vietnam is a humanitarian issue which would be settled through cooperation and the good will of both the agency Last month the three communist Indochinese nations of Cambodia and Laos agreed to pool any knowledge they may have of Americans missing in Indochina and to work with American nongovernrnental organizations in the search for The three have insisted that no Americans are left alive in Indochina contrary to the belief of some Todays Weather KGNB Radios official rainfall count from Friday nights storm front was Expect a warm with north winds blowing 10 15 miles per hour and highs in the midto upper Tonights low is expected to dip to the midto Central America Fight President Reagan is setting the stage for a ntw confrontation with Congresn by insisting that he retain sole authority for determining the extent to which military aid to El Salvador should linked to human rights HA v BUSINESS CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBV DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT KALEIDOSCOPE HOROSCOPE OPINIONS 1A 4A