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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 301 Cougarettes nip Unicorns Details Cougars top century mark in Rangers blast Tigers in district 273A debut in Sports Scores DePaul Houston 58 TCU Baylor 68 Arkansas late SUNDAY SMU at North Carolina New Braunfels HeraidZcituns 10 Sunday January 50 Cents 52 Sections Record By DANA STELL Staff writer Comal County residents saw possibly the largest recorded amount of snowfall here in one day Saturday as a bitter winter storm belted large portions of Texas with and freezing Saturdays quiet expected to continue through came little more than a week after the years first snowon The white stuff began to fall in this area before daybreak Saturday and blankets county More snow predicted A travelers advisory and winter storm warning will remain in effect through today because of freezing rain and Continued cold temperatures will bring with them an 80 percent chance of snow turning to a 60 percent chance tonight and High today will be in the increasing to near 30 Mon Saturdays high was rising uuj ui4V4 a iiigu vVao riSlilS it snowed continuously into the only one degree above that mornings PnP nf oc The winter storm warning will remain in with an 80 percent chance of snow due turning to a 60 percent chance tonight and Three to five more inches of snow were expected Saturday with one to two more inches lined up for Radio station KNBT measured at least six inches of snow between midnight Friday and 7 A dispatcher at the Comal County Sheriffs department Saturday evening said she had received reports of up to 12 inches of snow in drifts along FM 306 and 8 inches on the Few outages were reported by New Braunfels Utilities Saturday af Weve only had three calls so said Weve had a few in dividual houses lose but the longest duration has been an hour or its been transformers being overloaded that have been the The same held true for Pedernales Electric which serves Canyon Weve had a few isolated incidents of power but they have been said Fred low of Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Monday will be at PEC enginering its holding up pretty a lot better than I thought it Snowextended from the upper coast across South Central Texas and the Hill Country into the Edwards Plateau region authorities advised residents to stay off the Few but several outof control were reported in the New Braunfels People are just staying I said a dispatcher at New Braunfels police a spokesman with the State Department of Highways and Public said very hazardous driving conditions existed from near Houston to Austin and San southward to Corpus Christi and west to the Big Bend The snow line breaks off just north of Clark You get south of you have See Page i6A A hardy soul braves the downtown snowstorm IJFUYI HERAl D ZEITUNG Orosco gets life after murder conviction Ru DFRRIF nAru By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Michael Anthony Orosco of San Antonio was sentenced to life in prison and fined by a Comal County jury Friday for the murder of 18yearold Felipe Mon temayor Torres last The jury deliberated about four hours Friday before reaching its guilty verdict around The punishment phase of the including closing arguments and was over by Orosco showed no emotion after 207th District Judge Robert Pfeuffer read the maximum sentence ordered by the jury to the courtroom He simply made the sign of the cross on his and sat Torres body was found by Sid Weidner on his ranch at Highway 281 and FM on May He was the last of five dumped bodies discovered in Comal County last and had been stabbed 38 Testimony in the punishment phase established two prior felony convictions in Bexar County against Orosco one for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in May of the other for possession of a Crashing jetliner7 believed a hoax prohibited weapon on licensed premises in July of The unauthorized use conviction was then used to enhance the minimum punishment the jury could consider Friday from five years to 15 The maximum was 99 years or anclor a fine up to Orosco took the witness stand Thursday and said he did not kill and was at his girlfriends house when the murder allegedly took But Julian the states key testified Wednesday he saw the stabbing and that Orosco was the In closing arguments District Attorney Bill Schrocder asked the jury to put Orosco behind bars for as long as He I Orosco is not quite but his path of crime is This case calls for you to come down If you do you will have served as protectors of this If you who Defense attorney Paul Ccdillo pleaded for the jury to show mercy on his Just because he made a mistake doesnt mean his life isnt worth Felipe Torres life was worth an but by the same so is Michael he Cedillo also appealed to the jury to remember Orosco grew up on the streets and not the Boy Maybe some good can come out of and 1 ask you to come back with a verdict as close to the minimum as you 1 as a you can come back with the right he In Srhroedcr said being too compassionate tends to get Junes in trouble And Vdillos references to Christianity and are on planet Ihis isnt Theres no Jod to come down here and protect Were on our Inside Bahrain AP Of ficials at the Kuwait airport control tower received a distress signal Saturday purportedly radioed by a crashing jetliner in the Persian but they said later they believed the report was a Kuwaiti control tower sources initially said a possibly of West Germanys Lufthansa crashed into the Persian Gulf near the Iranian coast and that at least 135 people were believed we are beginning to doubt the signal and dont believe with any degree of certainty that a plane has crashed anywhere in the Gulf Kuwait airport traffic supervisor Ah Ustaz told The Associated Press later in a telephone I am inclined to believe I the whole thing was a I Lufthansa officials reported none of their planes was I Ustaz said the control tower had I received a signal from someone I reporting he was on a which I was not yelling for help and screaming we are we Then the same voice came back on the radio monitor minutes Ustaz The voice said that the plane had fallen into the water and that water was getting into the air The voice said he was not the captain and that he was one of the surviving with hindsight we are in clined to think that the whole thing was a Word about the alleged crash first came from Tel where radio monitor Mickey Gurdus said he had heard the Kuwait control tower say that there were 197 people aboard the plane and there were 62 sur He said a man claiming to be a passenger on the plane sent a distress signal saying the plane had crashed near the Iranian that water was pouring in and he was trying to who monitors shortwave radio broadcasts around the Middle East and has been the first to report information on hijackings in the See Page 16A Water Watch Rivei Ciillyun mtlijw Cany nulllow Edwdiils Cdilyon LikrMcvul Kino 7i ID OH Mm Early Herald Due to bad todays HeraldZeitung was printed four hours The earlier deadline was an attempt to get the newspaper to our carriers before road conditions deteriorated even especially in the Hill Brave youth Eighteenyearold Rafael Maldonado has lost a leg to Hes had four operations and II tumors removed from his Hes lived a year and a half longer than his doctors With that medical youd expect him to be but guess Hes more likely to be restoring a Firebird See Page Super Super This years Super Bowl has the makings for the best game ever the National Football Leagues two best two of the best the best Sports BlISINESS CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD 6 A 511B 11A 10A DEAR ABBY 12B 3A HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS WEATHER 4A 1214A 2A Athletic eligibility standard relaxed AUSTIN i API The State Board of Education approved Saturday a change in school rules designed to ease the worries of public school officials about the eligibility of athletes and others taking part in University Intelscholastic League The board approved on voice vote an amendment that says eligibility for extracurricular activities shall continue to be the same as they were under previous standards until midFebruary Jack of chairman of the boards Committee on explained the board rule requiring a passing grade of 70 in all courses was approved in meaning that some students might be suspended from extracurricular activities by midFebruary because of failing the UIL repealed all its eligibility rules on December 31 which left no eligibility requinnents on grades effective for the fourth six weeks of the school Strong Strong said many school officials contacted the committee about the teirmt some athletes might be under the old rules which only require con testants to be passing in four This just makes the eligibility the same as it was under until our new rules take effect in Strong In other the board ten tatively approved a waiver for schools that would find it a hardship not to put the new requirement of only 22 students to a classroom in the first three The which must be voted on two more says the state education commissioner can suspend the rule for one year when there is no teacher personnel available or when there is a lack of board members were told that the new requirement of only 22 in a dictated by the recent school reform could cause an annual shortfall of to elemiMHary teachers throughout the The board approved on second reading another requirement of the See Page 16A
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