Wednesday, March 20, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4 If Port jurors reflect on twoweek trial By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer What was it like to be one of 12 jurors who sent David Port to prison for 75 years It wasnt no David Long As a Canyon Lake his family finances were strained by his twoweek Its going to take some time to get back to where we were before our lives were It wasnt anything Id want to do Roena also of Canyon Oscar Guerreros response was a little on the lighter He I got spoiled by those whirlpool tubs at the Id come in and stay in the tub for 1520 I what else was there to do These three were among 12 jurors and two I got spoiled by those whirlpool tubs at the what else was there to do Guerrero If I was ever in want a jury just like he David Port Stephens alternates chosen on March 5 to decide the fate of accused of murdering a 23yearold Houston mail All 14 were then sequestered at a local hotel to insulate them from everything but the What followed was almost two weeks of minimal contact with family members or news events of any One juror said his newspapers looked more like paperdolls after they were censored by the Even when they were treated by Harris County to their two good meals a jurors were kept separated from the rest of the Jim later chosen as jury said he was very conscious of stares and whispers everywhere the jurors went We were also very conscious of our respon the reasons why we were being Norman a supervisor at WestPoint If I was ever in Id want a jury just like he Stephens said the bailiffs tried to make the sequestration as bearable as One even brought her VCR and rented movies to help pass away the time after working Even though he didnt like being away from his family for so Rector said the sequestration gave him a chance to go over the evidence in the trial on a daytoday It even kept me awake at he While the jurors stayed at the attorneys spent two days arguing over the admissibility of an oral allegedly made by Port after his arrest to a Houston police officer on the way to police In that Port ad mitted to killing Debora Sue hiding her body in the trunk of his car and dumping her into a See Page 12A New Braunfels New Texas Wednesday March 25 Cents 30 Sections Coming and going The MX Players NBISD hires new cuts three staff positions By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braunfels ISD trustees Tuesday hired a principal for its new elementary school being built on County Line Karen currently a princiapl at Austins Cook Elementary with 800 competed against 40 applicants for the position that was eventually narrowed to six serious Superintendent Charles Bradberry After onsite inspections of the few we had narrowed it down Simpson clearly showed the qualities we were loking the superin tenent said in an interview after the She wil begin work July Her school wont be ready until late The district had hoped it could be completed by the start of school in but bad weather has slowed construction and dashed those according to a report given at a previous In Tuesdays Bradberry told the board that Simpson had been named Administrator of the year in Austin and that the onsite in spection had convinced them that she was the best Everything in that school demonstrated that the staff was focused on what education was all We could feel the warmth in the you could see the rapport between teachers and ad between teachers anc We had an opportunity to talk to parents who gave us much of the same the superintendent But while trustees welcomed a new they also announced a plan to eliminate three ad ministrative Duties of positions will be consolidated in other positions to cut and one position would be The reorganization of staff would require no employee to lose his but would save the district about House Bill 72 continues to have a severe financial impact on funding for New Braunfels Bradberry We are continuing to see a shift of financial responsibility from the state to local The final result of this is going to be an increase cost without any additions in the The ultimate result being an increase in local property Bradberry read from a prepared statement after the boards executive Linda Avilaa position of director of special education would be but she will be promoted to assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Her new position will include directing the special education See Page 12A Reagan wins MX battle PRESIDENT REAGAN won the vote GARY HART his effort fell short PHiLGRAMM cast an aye vote LLOYD BENTSEN Demo vote for MX WASHINGTON AP President Reagans decisive Senate victory on spending for the MX missile sets the stage for three other floor votes he must win before Congress will release billion to resume production of the nuclear The Senates 5545 vote Tuesday to free funds to build and deploy a second batch of 21 of the highly ac curate MX missiles underscored the presidents powers of persuasion and gave Reagan the first major legislative victory of his second White House Senator after senator credited the victory to Reagans personal lob bying his adroit use of the argument that killing the MX system would undermine arms control negotiators and set back both national security and the cause of world The power of the presidency is said Dale an MX I just didnt know how many people were going to be both by the talks and by the presidents said Gary leader of antiMX forces on the Senate Serious doubts remain in Congress about the effectiveness of the MX its impact as an arms control bargaining chip and the wisdom of deploying the full fleet of 100 missiles envisioned by the ad And even if Reagan prevails in the battle to free the MX funds Congress impounded last the future of the weapons system and its place in Dogged Murder suspect caught with aid of Brutus A second capital murder suspect was arrested Tuesday in Longview in connection with the ganglandstyle shootings of five Mexican nationals off FM1863 earlier this Jesse of San should arrive in Comal County sometime Sheriffs Rudy Rubio said Investigators Kermit Kroesche and George Gonzales were sent to retrieve Garibays arrest was reportedly due to a tip through Texas Crime Stoppers to the Gregg County Sheriffs They received this and went out to a house where he supposedly was on the west side of Jim Bardwell with the Longview Journal They watched the place for three or four hours and identified who then fled the house into a wooded Thats when Brutus took Brutus is a 125pound German who chased Garibay over two fences before cornering When the police caught up with the Bardwell said the suspect was begging the dog not to bite The dog is He has always Bardwell Hes been used three or four times in the last two or three Last they caught a burglary suspect climbing out a house The guy took off into the It took an but Brutus tracked him Garibay was placed in custody in the Gregg County where his bond was later set at by Peace Justice Robert The first arrest in the case was made on March 13 at a residence near Rudy came along peacefully when officers surrounded a mobile home He was ordered held without bond in the Comal County Jail by Peace Justice Fred The pair was charged with capital murder for the March 7 shootings of five Mexican nationals on a hillside off FM They allegedly offered the five who had crossed the border earlier the same a ride from San Antonio to Deiiton for a nominal Robbery has been pegged as the motive for the which left one man dead and four others The dead man was iden tifed as Victor Manuel Serrano of San Luis An autopsy on his body showed he had been shot once in the upper and three times in the throatneck The other four victims Rafael Negrete Perez also listed as Adolpho Mata also listed as Geriara and Juan Jose Ramirez have since been discharged from San Antonio DEBBIE DeLOACH Silent Scream sent to Texas lawmakers AUSTIN AP Prolife lobbyists believe The Silent Scream a film showing a fetus during an abortion will push Texas lawmakers to support tight restrictions on Videotapes pf the film were distributed to alt legislators Tuesday as part of the Californiabased Crusade for Lifes effort to Met it in the hands of all lawmakers in he Rockdale sponsor of the abortion regulation said the film leaves no doubt as to what happens during an There is something alive in Its not just a he The film uses ultrasound technology to show the Bernard a former abortion rights narrates the 28minute At one point he says the doctors remove the head President Reagan has called The Silent Scream a powerful lobbying tool that could convince Congress to move quickly to end the tragedy of Bill Texas Coalition for Life said We believe that if every member of the Texas Legislature would see this they would move quickly to end the noholdsbarred abortion through all nine Kubiaks bill requires See Page 12A Wjter Watch Comal cfs up 4 Canyon cfs same Canyon Dam outflow cfs teame Edwatds up Canyon Lake level up Todays Weather Spring arrived this morning and brought with it an expectation of partly cloudy skies and a high near 70 Winds will be from the northwestat 1012 Partly cloudy skies will continue tonite with a low in the mid CLASSIFIED 69B COMICS CROSSWORD 8C OEARABBY DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT 1C FOOD 14B HOROSCOPE 8C OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 2A TVUSWGS 2C MXataglance WASHINGTON API President Reagan is seeking congressional approval to spend billion to build 21 more MX at a are facts about the nuclear weapon HEIGHT 71 feet WEIGHT pounds RANGE miles MAXIMUM SPEED mph ARMAMENT 10 nuclear warheads BASING Silos in Nebraska and Wyoming national defense and arms control is far from Several key senators said they do not intend to vote to authorize or appropriate the billion requested by the president to buy 48 more MX missiles during fiscal The as part of an MX compromise reached last now must vote on whether to actually appropriate the impounded MX money for fiscal That vote is scheduled for and the House is set for an identical pair of votes next A key Democratic asking not to be identified by said a survey of all House members shows a near even split on the immediate issue of lifting restrictions on MX with about 200 represen tatives for the about 200 against it and the rest I think this is winnable in the Hart said of his antiMX But I think its going to be Well be working on the swing See Page 12A Jail escapee ruled unable to stand trial A Comal County jury declared a 27 yearold man incompetent to stand trial Tuesday for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sexual Abelardo Escobedo was jailed without bond on 15 on that Thirteen days later wearing a dark green trusty he tried to escape from the Comal County but was caught by Sheriffs Investigator Dennis Koepp after a brief A 207th District Court spokeswoman said Escobedo was found incompetent to stand trial within the foreseeable because he lacked the presence of mind to confer with The jury also found he had no rational or factual understanding of the proceedings against The spokeswoman also said Escobedo was remanded back to tlie jail where he will wait for a mental evaluation andor possible commitment to the state mental WiATHiR 3A DEBBIE DeLOACH