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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                Rangers facing playoff test Smithson Valleys boys will try to keep up the hot streak that carried them from a 313 nondistrict record to a secondplace finish in District 283A when they travel to Cuero Friday night for a hi dlstrict game with states 10th ranked Class 3A has the but nothing is certain after the Rangers stretch Page ih r r o jI it iUte ft 14 itallfiS 5l5 Another grim discovery By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Body of murdered Dallas man found by local patrolman The body of a 40yearold Dallas bartender was discovered by a New Braunfels police officer Wednesday near the Dry Comal Patrolman David Reininger was on routine patrol about when he made the grim Jimmy Donald Honeycutt was face up on top of a brown sleeping bag in the Hed been shot with a handgun once in the neck and three times in the The body was found about 84 feet away from a private driveway that turns off of West San Antonio past Loop and about 12 feet from the banks of the Dry Comal I have a habit of checking outoftheway places for evidence of criminal Reininger said There were tracks where a vehicle had backed into some so I checked it Thats when I found The officer also said the last check he ran on the area was late Sunday and the vehicle tracks in the weeds werent So the body probably wasnt Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo made his ruling of homicide and Honeycutt was identified through Honeycutts body makes three such grisly discoveries in Cornal County this Two Houston boys hiking in Canyon Park on 28 found the body of Mark Clegg of Bayardo ruled death by and officers believe Holmes was hanged from a nearby then dragged into a brushy Human bones were also found in the Whispering Hills subdivision on The remains were later identifed as 23yearold Pamela Sue whod been missing since June of All three cases are still under investigation by Sheriffs Investigators Kermit Rudy Rubio and Texas Ranger Ray New Braunfels New Texas HgpaidZeitung 39 16 Pages THURSDAY February 1984 25 Cents 39 USPS 377880 Bubble boys struggle is over HOUSTON AP The fight for life is over for the 12yearold bubble boy who spent all but the last two weeks of his life in a series of plastic germfree bubbles because his own immune system was unable to protect him from the dirty outside whose last name never has been released because his parents sought died at 8 CST Wednesday in his room at Texas Childrens officials He started experiencing irregular then fluids formed in his lungs and his heart hospital spokeswoman Susannah Moore Griff in His physicians were not able to determine that an infection is some symptoms indicated a possible Davids William said in a An autopsy would be Shearer The heart failure came less than two days after doctors said Davids condition worsened from serious to critical and just 15 days after he unexpectedly was taken from his bubble after developing flulike symptoms attributed to an ex perimental bone marrow transplant made last At this time the doctors dont know and dont have the hospital spokesman Gayle McNutt There was always the hope that a Davids life ataglance HOUSTON API The following is a chronology of significant events in the 12year life of the bubblei boy born with no immune who died at 8 Wed 1971 David is delivereo by caesarean section 21 after doctors discover through prenatal tests there is a 5050 chance he suffers from Severe Combined Immune Deficiency the disease which killed an older brother in his The 7pound child is placed in a sterile crib isolator within seconds of his 1972 David goes alternating six weeks there with six weeks in the 1977 David gets a tutor to provide his first formal In NASA presents him with a specially made which allows him to take trips outside his 1978 David triggers a medical emergency when he swallows two coins from his One rests in his the other in his wind making breathing Thoy are dislodged by 1979 A telephone hookup to his room allows David to listen to classroom 1981 David remains home now all but two weeks of the when he is hospitalized for two oneweek A Catholic priest celebrates mass at his home and David received first 1982 Doctors and his parents consider a bone marrow transplant in hopes of triggering his immune but decided to watch developments at hospitals around the country because of the experimental nature of the Davids score on an IQ test shows that while he is in the fifth he has the abilities of an 1983 David receives an encyclopedia for his bubble and learns to piay a miniature He visits a theater for a special showing Star Wars Return Of The Serious discussions are held with doctors and parents about a bone marrow The operation is performed October matching donor could be They never found that It was that an unmatched but chemically treated transplant from Davids 15year old sister Katherine would trigger within the boy an immune system he never the transplant may have cost him his It was necesary to take the calculated McNutt His parents So did who even signed the consent forms clearing the way for the 20 But in for the first time in his he developed diarrhea and On he unexpectedly was removed from the bubble for the first time since birth so could better treat The breaking of the bubble allowed him for the first time in his life to kiss his But he developed a bleeding ulcer and began receiving blood tran Other internal bleeding occurred and could not be found or Doctors announced 13 tests showed David had a common condition among bone marrow transplant On his condition was listed as On he put on the critical Suspect failed in Circle K robbery Police had a man in and planned to charge him with a Wednesday night robbery of a Circle K as of press time But a police spokesman declined to release the mans name until he had been brought before a The a white male in his was spotted by officers en route to the Circle K at 508 The description the clerk gave us matched the description of the guy they saw on the way to the so we picked him said a police The robbery occurred just before 11 A white male came into the threatened the male clerk with a pocketknife and took an undetermined amount of money from the Circle Ks cash the detective The who was not called the police as soon as the robber The suspect was arrested ap proximately two blocks away from the and the money hasinot been recovered StaHphotos by John Senter His hands in constant Rob Mosbacher discusses his Senate campaign A tall order Mosbacher optimistic about Senate chances ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Rob 32yearold Houston oil picked a steep road when he decided to run for the But he told Comal County Republicans at Krauses Cafe Im in this race to win I wouldnt be in it if I didnt think I could one of four candidates seeking the GOP nomination for John Towers soontobevacated has never run for office But he Ive been a Republican all my and My whole political experience has been at the national Congressman Phil Granam is widely regarded as the frontrunner for the GOP and Congressman Ron Paul and former gubernatorial candidate Hank Grover are also in the Mosbacher moved to Washington in 1971 to work for Howard He finished college at Georgetown came back to Texas to take a law degree at Southern Methodist and was called back to Washington when Baker became Senate Majority We had a new president at that time Jimmy Carter despite the best of understood so little how the legislative and executive bVanches of government need to work Mosbacher told the 20 or so locals that turned out to hear him Carter had never worked in Washington and being from he also wasnt used to a bipartisan the candidate His background has prepared him for those I can go to work for you the first day in Mosbacher In the past few hes been working with President Reagan on the Private Sector Initiatives Mosbacher described it as an effort to find alternative ways of dealing with social Mosbachers attitude toward social problems will be a central issue in his He feels its one of the things that distinguishes him from other Republican The Houston executive doesnt deny that federal welfare and socialservice programs are full of inefficiency and But he still sees the need for the And unlike some members of his Mosbacher is willing to provide handson assistance in getting alternative programs If it comes down to Washington dealing with or no one dealing with it at there are those in Washington See Page 16 Learning byexample Inmates tell students of their mistakes By DORIAN MARTIN and DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writers Life behind bars just doesnt compare to Thats the message two Texas Department of Corrections inmates brought to high school students in appearances at Canyon and New Braunfels high schools who is serving a 15year sentence for man and fellow trustee serving a 10 year sentence recounted their life stories to stand as negative examples for the Both firsttime offenders are serving time with other ages in the Ferguson which is 20 miles outside of TDC is currently housing prisoners in 27 separate Noting he didnt believe he would actually be sent to prison as a Joel Prison is He has been there three Joel was brought up in His father was a heart surgeon his a In a family with three sisters and a he was the His teenage years gave no indication of his reality PUC derails Bells rate hike plans AUSTIN AP The Public Utility Commission voted 30 today to bar Southwestern Bell from immediately increasing residential rates by a PUC Chairman Al Erwin said he thought the commission should go along with Attorney General Jim Mattoxs general opinion that the phone company is not entitled to charge the higher rates until April But Erwin and all parties in the case conceded that the final decision will be made in the The battle concerns whether a 1983 law governs Bells rate hike The company is seeking an overall billion A decision in that case is not expected until the But state law allows utilities to charge higher subject to refund if a decision is not reached in a specified The 1983 law lengthened that specified Bell wants to charge higher rates See Page 16 Prison official Doujg with Joel left and Donnie Staff photo by Leslie Kriewaldt An honor roll he was a member of the National Honor captain of his schools track and a photographer on the yearbook He graduated with big plans that didnt include But he can trace his downfall back to one big At a fraternity party at Southern Methodist he helped steal some At first it started as a as a little he He thought hed gotten away with the deed until he enrolled in Texas Thats when he was called back to Irving and put on three years Back at Joel befriended a high school acquaintance who was known for his drug Fred had Hed stolen some cocaine from a group of Louisiana drug They started See Page 16 Inside Todays Weather This afternoon will be sunny and with winds from the southeast at 1015 miles per Tonight will be partly cloudy and not so with a low near Light DEAR winds will shift to northerly before blowing 1015 mph through Friday will be fair and a little Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday at TV   

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