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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas BOX rx Texas professionals Phillies Astros 2 Brewers Rangers 5 Local squads take district ballgames Pages 79A Enlarged heart killed San Antonio youth at Canyon Lake By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer An autopsy on the body of a San Antonio teenager found Friday in Canyon Lake revealed he did not but died of an enlarged Michael Ramirez had been missing from Jacobs Creek Park since Easter when Game Warden Neal Etheredge discovered his body floating there shortly before 6 He was facedown about 50 yards offshore at the first boat ramp in Jacobs Creek Etheredge Whats a mystery to me is if he wanted to take a he did so with all his clothes He had but no and he was still wearing his his shirt and even a a preliminary autopsy report from Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo indicated the 15yearold did not die in the Bayardo said there was no water in his lungs or his Peace Justice Harold Curly who ordered the said He must have fallen into the water somehow after the heart Smith theorized Ramirez could have been walking along the bank or sitting on the boat suffered the seizure and then fell in the I really cant say what but he was floating about 50 feet from the bank where his friends said they saw him Smith Comal County Sheriffs Investigator Dennis Koepp said Ramirez and his friends were drinking beer at their campsite before his disappearance about 3 Easter They also said Ramirez told them he wanted to swim across the lake while they were camping The teenager played football at McCollum High School and was considered a strong Bayardo said a person could have an enlarged heart and never know except for having chest pains now and Smith But it can and when it it happens in an Smith said it would take several weeks to receive results from toxicology tests to determine any presence of alcohol or drugs in Ramirez body at the time of his Ramirez was the second confirmed drowning in Canyon Lake waters this The first was a 52yearold San Antonio whose body was found by fishermen on 26 about 15 feet from the banks of Comal Her death was ruled a suicide by Peace Justice Fred Bulverde Elementary h Page 1B New Braunfels Herald New Texas 75 Sunday 50 Cents 84 Pages6 Sections Spaced out Electrical failure kills satellite CAPE AP An electrical failure turned a multimilliondollar satellite into a useless derelict Saturday after it was deployed from the cargo bay of the shuttle and NASA debated having an astronaut go out and rescue If we determine that it is we may attempt to have an EVA extra vehicular said Marvin a vice president of Hughes which was to have operated the The riding on the end of the shuttles robot would have to grab and pull out a fourinch lever to turn on the power of the pound which is revolving twice a The satellites spin makes it impractical to use arm alone to pull the said Steven Hughes It can only be performed on specific two orbits a and it has to be performed in a 10minute Mixon I dont say its going to be a After the lever is the shuttle would rocket away as quickly as possible to avoid any danger from the which has thousands of pounds of fuel The evasive maneuver may not be practical in the time frame we are talking said Pulling the lever would duplicate the normal action of that handle when the satellite is ejected from the cargo The lever begins a series of actions that cause power to flow to various systems in the activate its and send it towards stationary orbit miles above This EVA is by no means a cer said We have to be certain its practical and also The earliest time for the space walk would be and that in turn would mean an extension of the which is scheduled to end on the shuttle was flying in formation 40 miles from the but even at that distance its bottom was turned toward the satellite to avoid any possible blast Four different task forces were assessing options for the which is insured for million to NASA said one option that has been ruled out is to try to bring the satellite back into the cargo There are no tools aboard for We are in the process of planning a rendezvous with the Mixon but Mission Control emphasized that even that decision wont be made until at least on Most of the conversation with the ground was by commander Karol The others aboard the shuttle are Jake Garn of Donald the pilot mission specialist David and two payload Charles Walker and Falling raindrops Rain has a way of making everything look a little bit Besides looking the bandstand on the Main Plaza is DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG reflected in almost every New Braunfels was hit by rain late Saturday Federal tax revenue Total revenue in billions of dollars I I Corporate income tax HffMi Individual income tax r 1 Other 1983 Includes revenue from such sources as gift estate taxes Chicago Tribune Source Internal Revenue Service Taxing troubles Comal County residents try to beat deadline By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer With federalincome tax deadline Comal County procrastinators will make their annual mad dash to the post office and hope to get there by 6 That is the last time you can get the April 15 postmark Post master Kenneth Rheinlander if the deadline here is Education board OKs funds for Texas teacher testing the Main Post Office in San Antonio on PerrinBeitel stays open all and as long as the envelope drops into the chute by it will have an April 15 postmark on Accounting firms around town that handle tax returns have noticed an increase in customers this and at least one firm had an enlightened way of handling the last minute We are closing this afternoon and we wont be back until Nothing happens good on April so we just close up We have a stack of requests for ex tension where people can come by and pick them but we are out of Rick CPA with Reed and lot of mistakes are made in those last minute slapdash so we avoid the whole Some believe the increase in people coming to have their taxes done is Inside AUSTIN AP The State Board of Education approved spending million Saturday to test the reading and writing ability of Texas but its members balked at proposals to take the test I cant see what we have to gain by taking the said Houston attorney Volly Bastine of a board committees motion that the members take the basic skills test to be given the states school teachers and administrators before June I honestly dont know if I could pass the Bastine told reporters Some of these teachers tests I might not be able to The boards function is to set policy and Board chairman Jon Brumley of Fort Worth said the recommendation of the boards Committee on Per sonnel would be brought up again at the May The board also voted to hire William Kirby as the state com missioner of turning back job applications from five prominent outofstate educators chosen as finalists by a selection a 20yearveteran of the Texas Education Agency takes the job after serving as acting commissioner since Oc when Raymon Bynum Public education in Texas has gained tremendous momentum since the legislative reform took effect last Brumley and the board believes that momentum will best continue under the direction of Water Watch Comal cfs down 41 Canyon cfs down 411 Canyon Dam outflow cfs same Edwards up Canyon Lake iqoivn Todays Weather Theres a 30 percent chance of showers this with skies becoming partly cloudy this af Warm temperatures and partlycloudy skies are expected through Highs will be in the with lows dropping to the Saturdays high was 77 and the low was CLASSIFIED 311C COMICS 6B CROSSWORD 12C DEAR ABBY 7B HOROSCOPE 6B KALEIDOSCOPE 18B OPINIONS 4A PUBLIC RECORDS 2A SPORTS 79A WEATHER 2A partly due to the increase in But the more complicated way that some itemized statements have to be done add to those People who usually prepared their own returns without a tax preparer or accounting firm have neded help this We are getting people we have See Page 12A Vet wants to work with humane society ByDANASTELL Staff writer A veterinarian who said he has been trying to work with the local humane society for years plans to try again next We want the public to know that we are working with them the board of the directors of the humane Michael a Page IU
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