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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas mm m Pet Law firms attorney conduct irritated Mattox February ft AUSTIN AP A Fulbright Jaworski lawyers conduct so irritated Attorney General Jim Mattox In 1983 that he told another member of the firm to get your lawyer there under control and also said the firm couldnt expect special treatment for its bond Both statements were made In a tape recorded phone call on June between Mattox and Fulbrlght Jaworskls bond Wiley The tape was played Monday at Mattoxs Charged with commercial Mattox is accused of threatening to withhold his needed approval of the bonds unless Fulbrlght Jaworski lawyer Thomas Mc Oade stopped trying to question his Janice in another On the tape played Mattox told Catdwell that McDades efforts to question Miss Mattox were improper and The legal maneuvering took place in a case Involving the wealthy South Texas rancher Clinton Manges and McDades Mobil Mattox told Caldwell he was disappointed that agreement couldnt be reached on McDades It just doesnt look like weve made any real Mattox told I asked for a few simple things that could have been handled in 30 Several Mattox said there was no embargo on bond Issues handled by Fulbright but said McDades actions had branded all of the firms Theres no general Mattox But because of his were just going to have to exercise the utmost All these bond transcripts are going to have to be Individually Mattox told Caldwell the scrutiny was because I cant trust the lawyers and advised him that youre not going to receive Senators face battle over bill allowing free time for teachers any special treatment like youve received in the Caldwell who alleges that Mattox In an earlier call threatened to put the firm out of the bond business pressed Mattox about the millionplus in bonds his firm had pending In the attorney generals Your bonds will be approved after theyve received conscientious Mattox Were not going to give the special treatment as in the past when we thought we could trust the The tape was made by Arthur who in 1983 served as Mattoxs special Mattox was in Mitchells office tot the Mitchell said he decided to record con versations with McDede because He thought McDade earlier tried to change terms of an agreement made with Mitchell and I had a firm conviction that I was not going to trust that I recorded the Im glad I Mitchell Mitchell recounted a series of what he termed unethical actions by McDade In handling the MobilManges including a bid in May to have Judge Ruben Garcia of Laredo barred from presiding over the AUSTIN AP Seven senators have banded together to block a bill that would allow public school teachers to take off 25 minutes for lunch without having any school Carlos bill said more than 600 Texas school districts do not provide dutyfree lunch Its only fair for teachers to have at least 25 minutes of dutyfree lunch period to allow them to concentrate for their next classes in the af said DCorpus Roy said a similar proposal was introduced as far back as and the cost then was estimated at Truan responded that the Senate approved the bill two years and The cost is dif ficult to ascertain because of the way the school districts may implement It at the local The State Board of Education would set guidelines for teachers to forego their dutyfree lunch in the event of a personnel ex treme economic conditions or unavoidable or unforeseen It is one more local option that youre taking away from local school said John Truan Were allowing the State Board of Education to provide for implementation so it will not cause the local school board an extreme economic Mondays vote to debate Truans bill was 237 but he needed 25 Voting against the motion to bring up the bill were Traeger and Ike RDallas Grant DAbilene John RDallas Bill DSan Angelo and Craig Truan could try again for Senate Texas J Legislature Two Blake bills on unemployment compensation cleared the Senate and were sent to the One would bring Texas into conformity with the Federal Unemployment Tax and the other would give the Texas Employment Commission authority to collect certain overpayments from The Senate approved a bill changing the for mula for distributing funds for the Engineering Excellence Fund established in Kent said the change commits the state to hightech He said the formula was amended to encourage majorcolleges to participate in the Bill seeks checks on child care workes AUSTIN Bills giving the Texas Department of Human Resources access to criminal records of prospective child care employees at day care centers and state schools received first round approval from a Senate The sponsored by Ted D each got favorable 70 recom mendations from the Senate Health and Human Reources Committee on Under current the Human Resources department can only check the history of those seeking a child care Federal funds of are available for the child care facility Brenda Whiteaker of Austin told the committee her two ages five and were molested by a day care facility employee who had a criminal The who was convicted and sen tenced to serve 10 years in a state peniteniary for abusing her had previously performed sexual acts in Whiteaker Had his criminal record been checked and this law passed four or even two years this would have never happened to my Whiteaker She said her nineyearold son has become very withdrawn and is requiring psychiatric treatment because of the molestation Carlos says the new regulations would be costly and have a time factor director and owner of Joyland Child Care in said the cost of having the criminal record checks could cost to per prospective I have a private day care Im not Colburn He said he is already having to contend with of liability in Hugh DFort told I dont think you should be in the business unless you spend some Colburn said the time factor in getting clearance from the department would be a burden because of the high turnover But Parmer said nothing in the bill would delay killing accidental DALLAS AP A man accused of killing a commuter on a Dallas expressway was trying to scare off the motorist and a companion who had harassed him for several the mans attorney Jack of Fort was killed 18 as he and his stepson were riding to Deno Victor Loredo was arrested 20 and later charged with He is being held in lieu of Bill Loredos said Monday that Loredo told him the victim and his companion swerved several times toward his car then pulled ahead and braked making Loredo fear for the life of his wife and 1yearold was pointing the gun toward the front of the victims car when it accidentally Rice The gun went He had no intention of killing Rice His only intention was protecting his wife and Police said after the shooting that they believed it was random and but since have said they are investigating reports that a traffic altercation preceded the Larry the victims stepson who was said neither he nor Vaughn noticed the gunmans car until Vaughn That guy has a and the shot was Evans denied Monday that any provocation preceded the the Dallas Times Herald Rice said that his client told him that when he first encountered Evans car several miles before the shooting it was going very fast and came up right behind and it looked like it was so close that the bumpers were Loredo told Rice that he changed lanes and each Evans car changed lanes behind flashing its bright lights and staying close Then Evans car swerved toward Loredos almost for cing it off the according to Rice said Loredo displayed the gun hoping to scare off the pair but they only laughed and made ob scene Rice Six teens drown in submerged car PALESTINE AP said six teenagers found inside a partially submerged car apparently drowned after the vehicle plunged off a bridge into a rainswollen Justice of the Peace Ben Perry pronounced all six dead at the including a couple whose wedding ceremony he conducted in I couldnt recognize either of Perry told the Palestine Herald speaking of Larry and Stacey who in the Anderson County Courthouse on She was Perry The other victims were Earl 17 Chris 14 James 17 and his Tammy 16 all of Anderson Preliminary autopies performed Sunday night by pathologist Don Sheppard of Conroe indicated that drowning would be ruled as the cause in all six Perry Department of Public Safety James Sanders said the accident could be the largest singlevehicle fatality accident in Anderson Its the worst thing this town has seen since a tornado hit in the said DPS trooper Steve who helped pull the bodies out of the which was found in 3 feet of The accident occurred Saturday on a wooden bridge 14 feet wide and 28 feet long over Wolf It has no guard rail and is not marked by DPS of ficials the road crosses about six feet above the The creek was swollen and the bridge was Severn told the Dallas Times Maybe there were a few inches of water over the road and they missed the edge of the We know it was a real low speed The car was spotted Sunday afternoon as the water Authorities said the teenagers were unable to escape because of the pressure on the car doors from the All were found huddled in an air pocket at the back of the Severn and his partner were the first officers on the They smashed a window on the saw the bodies and called for an am bulance and a A door on the car was torn open with hydraulic Sanders said the driver of the vehicle was not Poe was the owner of the 1976 Chevrolet involved in the according to insurance papers found Severn Texas teen undergoes double transplant PITTSBURGH AP A Fort Worth teenager today was un dergoing a heartliver transplant only the third such operation of its type at Presbyterian University The double surgery on 17yearold Mary Cheatharn began about Monday after a donor who was not identified was Officials said the double operation was expected to take 20 to 24 barring The University of Pittsburgh transplant team was unsure late Monday whether it would be able to perform both the heart and liver according to Cara one of Miss Cheathams doctors at the University of Texas Health Science Center in East said doctors feared both operations together could be too But as of 6 the surgery was said hospital spokesman Mark He declined to Miss Cheatharn was born witli a rare genetic disorder that inhibits her livers ability to gauge cholesterol levels in her body and remove the Cells then produce too much of their own clogging the arteries of the The surgery is the third such double transplant Stormie a 7yearold Texas underwent the first operation on Valentines Day The second heartliver transplant was per formed last November on a 2year old Alabama girl who died from complications related to the Miss Cheatham had flown to Pittsburgh 20 to await the donated Officials said her condition had grown worse since that A donor became available about 5 Monday and the girl was rushed to the hospital while doctors flew to the donor to get the heart and They did not reveal where or how the donor was Former cadets plead guilty to lesser charges BRYAN AP Three former Texas University cadets who had been charged with negligent homicide in the forced exercise death of another cadet pleaded guilty to reduced charges and were given 90 day probated Louis Fancher III of San and Jason Miles and Anthony both of pleaded guilty Monday to charges of The former all had been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Bruce a transfer student from who died of a heat stroke on 30 after being forced to participate in motivational The homicide charges were dropped as part of a plea County CourtatLaw Judge Carolyn Ruffino sentenced DAlessandro and Fancher to a probated deferred adjudication sentence of 90 a fine of and ordered them to perform 100 hours of community The three also were to contribute to an scholarship fund established in memory of Under terms of the deferred ad judication the criminal charges will be removed from court records if the terms of the probation are carried Brazos county attorney Jim Kuboviak and deVnse attorney Hank Paine of Hryan agreed to drop a hazing charge against a fourth former Uabriel of Cuadra had been convicted earlier of tampering with evidence and was given a probated Lynn mother of Uuis Fancher said the outcome was not a matter of Its She said the three former cadets were scapegoats paying for 108 years of The father of Fancher said university officials had washed their hands of the whole Valley sanctuary work continues despite trial SAN BENITO AP Jack the director of a shelter for Central says work at the shelter will continue even if he is jailed for aiding two As long as there is a need there will be people willing to take care of the needs at Casa Oscar Elder told a news conference Mon day at the Catholic Churchsponsored Last Elder and Stacey Lynn a volunteer at the were convicted by a Houston federal court jury of helping the Salvadorans enter the country was convicted of six counts two each of of helping the Salvadorans enter the United States illegally and tran sporting them to a bus station in McAllen last was convicted of the conspiracy charge and acquitted of two other The case attracted national publicity and Elder said the con victions hopefully will get people to look at the larger specifically the civil war in El Salvador and United States in Sentencing is scheduled for March 27 before District Judge Filemon who presided over the case after moving it from Brown sville because of pretrial Elder faces up to in fines and 30 years in Merkt faces a maximum five years in prison and a Last month in Corpus Elder was acquitted on three charges of transporting Salvadorans from the shelter to a bus station in Merkt is on two years probation on a similar conviction last She is scheduled to appear for a probation hearing before Vela on March If her probation is revoked she could be sentenced to 90 days ii jail in that But she said Monday that prison is not something to Im taking one 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