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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 MOSS MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 28 Mattox celebrates notguilty verdict Page 6A Going hog wild at the Youth Show below Port jury set to begin deliberations today By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The David Port murder case was expected to go to the jury this as closing arguments were to begin after a lunch recess Judge McMaster and attorneys on both sides spent this morning working on the charge instructions of law to the That charge was expected to be read prior to the noon McMaster gave the prosecution and defense 90 minutes each for closing after which the jury will retire to begin its Both sides rested their cases The 18yearold Port is accused of slaying Houston mail carrier Debora Sue The state rested its case with testimony from a firearms who said one of two bullets retrieved from Schatz head was fired from a caliber pistol recovered from the Port disappeared on June 7 while delivering mail to Ports Her body was found two days later in a wooded area near Cypress Since the state began calling witnesses on March testimony has come from a neighbor who said she heard screams of terror coming from the Port home that A Houston police officer testified after his arrest on June told her he forced Schatz into his home at killed her and threw her body in a Expert state witnesses in chemistry and fingerprinting also testified blood stains in the Port home contained genetic markers similar to those of and a latent print of her middle right finger was lifted from the door jamb of Ports After the prosecution rested defense at torney Jack Zimmermann asked Judge McMaster for a directed verdict of He said there had been nothing introduced by the state other than the confession that served to link Port to the Prosecutor Mary Milloy argued there was sufficient corroboration in the record to support a finding jn the and Judge McMaster denied the Zimmermann opened his defence Thursday afternoon by telling jurors someone else other than David Port shot Schatz to death on June But we dont know We dont know when and we dont know he said before calling his three witnesses to the See Page 12A A good start in the NCAA SMU Old Dominion 68 Arkansas Iowa 54 Tonight Texas TechBoston College Saturday Johns New Braunfels Hvrald New Texas Friday March 25 Cents 24 Pages Sections Hamming it up Crossbred piggies win at Youth Show The two top winners of the swine judging that finished at 2 Thursday at the Junior Livestock Show were both cross breed cham Keith Smiths hog won the Grand Champion hog and Troy Heitkamps hog won Reserve Champion out of the 208 market hogs Breed champions were as follows Stacy Preisss Berkshire won Breed Champion and Russel Hansmanns Berkshire won Reserve Breed In Chester Wade Langston owned the Breed Champion and Dee Ann Reidel owned the Reserve Breed Among the Kyla Goodsons animal won Breed and Gint Montanios won Reserve Breed Hampshire winners belonged to Marcia who had the Breed and Lisa who had the Reserve Breed Wade Langstons Spot took Breed and Sandi DeWitzs took Reserve Breed Yorkshire winners belonged to Tommy Breed and Lisa Reserve Breed In the breeding gilt Chet Hatlock had the Gilt and Scott Syamken had the Reserve Gilt Senior Showmanship Award went to Lisa first and Tracy second Robyn Wunderlich won first place Junior Showmanship and Melissa Koepp won Second Today the homemaking projects will be judged and the auction on these entries will begin at 6 Judging of the rest of the livestock will continue The Junior Livestock Show Auc scheduled to begin uses a point system to redistribute the bid inflation rate drop surprises experts WASHINGTON AP Cheaper prices for meat and gasoline helped overcome a sharp jump in fresh fruit and vegetable costs to pull wholesale prices down percent last the government said Prices soared percent for fresh fruit and percent for vegetables both the result of Januarys devastating freeze in But prices for pork and poultry were food prices fell Gasoline prices were also standing percent below the level of the preceding Overall wholesale which held flat in were down at an annual rate of percent for the first two months of the That compares to a percent wholesale inflation rate for all of 1984 and a slight percent gain in 1983 the best backtoback inflation performance in two The February decline surprised many who had forecast an increase as sharp as percent The severe winter they had driven energy prices up while sending food costs Although fruit and vegetable prices did the gains were not as dramatic as had been apparently because the devastation in Florida was offset by higher yields in Energy prices also stayed docile despite the cold helped along by a sharp percent decline in Many analysts had forecast an increase as sharp as percent fueled by the severe winter heating oil While natural gas prices did rise they had fallen percent the month The steep gasoline price the product of the soaring dollar and slackening worldwide left prices percent below their level a year Analysts point that prices have turned around and are expected to continue rising in the coming In many analysts expect inflation this year will remain in the range of largely because of the dollars strength against other The dollar is still the dominating factor in keeping commodity prices said Donald head of the forecasting unit at Georgia State The strong dollar makes foreign imports cheaper for Americans to purchase and the flood of imports keeps pressure on manufacturers to hold the line on their Budget blueprint may feel the knife Shoulder to lean on itSLIt KHIEWALDI HERALD 2EIIUIMG See Page 12A Danny Scheels shoulder provides a good leaning place for his son Matt during a Seele School parentstudent lunch in Landa park this Matt is a secondgrader at and his teacher is Colleen The special lunch was part of the Public Schools Week activities in New Braunfels ISO this WASHINGTON AP A billion budget calling for a freeze in Social Security benefits and a lid on military spending is headed for Senate floor but Republicans and Democrats alike are predicting major It needs some Majority Leader Robert said of the spending outline that would trim billion from the nations billion deficit in The Senate Budget Committee gave final approval to the budget on Thursday after rejecting lastminute Democratic efforts to strip away provisions that mandate some of the spending Dole promised to bring it to the floor in about two The committee vote was a straight partyline 119 with only Republicans voting for the measure and only Democrats opposing the chairman of the House Budget William said the Senate panel had demonstrated that even the Social Security system is no longer immune to the buuget its not a sacred cow anymore because Committee Chairman Pete Domenici and the Republicancontrolled Senate Budget Committee did touch it in defiance of their own Gray told Reagans budget called for deep domestic spending but left Social Security Gray said when the House com mittee begins its work on the budget DANIEL MOYNIHAN we can do better in several Social Security costofliving adjustments will be on the See Page 12A Inside 2B Comal River 262 cts down Canyon inflow 1 cf up Edwards Aquifer 56 up Canyon Lake level up Todays It will stay cloudy and today with a 70 percent chance decreasing to a percent chance Feeling left out Henry wants businesses at Parks Service workshop ByDANASTELL Staff writer A twoday workshop next week among the National Parks Service and representatives of the county and other governmental and private groups has excluded the river business claims one local resort But proposective workshop par ticipants In Jeff coowner of Landa Resort and sent a letter to about 40 persons invited to the Invitees include Mark US Tom and State John Others include representatives from the Soil Conservation Texas Extensive Guadalupe Blanco River Corps of Texas Parks and Lower Guadalupe Business Alamo Area Council of Chamber of Com the city and and various rivers From Ronald Reagan Henry said of the guest His letter informs recipients that the Henry family in December filed a lawsuit claiming that members of city government wan and maliciously pursued their consipracy of destruction against the Henrys Henry said his letter is meant to gain him access into the workshop Wednesday and The he merely lets everybody know if they continue with it will be added to the Im serving notice on those people that we have been systematically and with intent left He Number I expect them to send me an invitation to this Henry said that no Comal River representatives were listed on the 20 version of the workshop list those from the Guadalupe The ignored businesses including See Page 12A
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