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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                10A New Braunfels April Newspap confessions part of hoax DALLAS AP Henry Lee the man whose confessions closed the books on more than 200 murders may be a the Dallas Times Herald The newspaper said in its Sunday editions that its conclusions were based on a lengthy investigation that included more than 100 interviews with those whose paths Lucas has crossed in the last on more than 60 hours of interviews with Lucas and on examinations of court work rental receipts and other The Times Herald in a copyright story said evidence suggests that particularly the Homicide Task Force headed by Texas had information that would have exonerated Lucas from many of the murders out failed to pursue In many Lucas logically should have been hundreds of miles the Times The Times Herald said that Lucas admitted to the hoax in interviews with the newspaper and his lawyers and said he only killed three There were only Lucas said last There aint no According to the Lucas wanted to end the hoax but keeps confessing because he was told by authorities that once he stops talking he will go to Death Row to await execution for the Halloween night murder of a hitchhiker near The Times Herald also reported that Lucas said he began the hoax in an attempt to show that law en forcement doesnt do its Im gonna show Lucas told the Times They think Im but before all this is everyone will know whos really he In some by refusing to ac cept documents such as prison and work authorities actually amended information to conform to the the newspaper Since he was arrested two years ago for the murder of an elderly Montague County the one eyed drifter has confessed to 600 grisly slayings in the United States and five foreign according to the Times Eager to close the books on un solved law enforcement officials from 35 states have in terviewed the newspaper the newspaper there was evidence that placed in one state on the same day he said he committed a murder halfway across the In other Lucas was known to be thousands of miles away on the day before or the day after the Among the examples offered by the Times Herald The Homicide Task Force credited Lucas with the murder of a Conroe But a Texas Ranger chronology said Lucas applied for unemployment benefits or food stamps more than miles in on the same Henry Lee Lucas States with killings confirmed by police Total confirmed murders 200 in 27 states Chicago Tribune Map Source Henry Lee Lucas Homicide Task Force Houston authorities accepted murder of a 69yearold Lucas confession and cleared a man in 1981 murder in At the time of the Lucas was in But records of the Kaolin miles away in Mushroom Farms in Rangers and Tyler authorities show Lucas was at work in Penn accepted Lucass confession to the sylvania on the day of the Turning tables Reagan denounces current tax laws in United States SANTA AP President pledging to unveil a tax overhaul plan that will save money for most denounced the current tax system Saturday as a unfair mystery of legalistic gobbledygook and The who claimed in deductions in 1984 for legal fees most of it for tax matters said the current tax code seems designed not to help everyday only those who can afford highpriced attorneys and Two days before the April 15 tax filing Reagan addressed Americans in his weekly radio ad broadcast from his moun taintop Near ing the end of a 10day the president will fly back to Washington on He promised to send a tax overhaul plan to Congress next month after returning from an economic summit in Reagan said it would be one of the most historic reforms of his ad ministration and promised to give it top priority for passage this there is growing doubt in Congress that it will be approved in Last the Treasury Department unveiled a taxoverhaul plan that proposed eliminating many tax breaks in return for lower The president has generally en dorsed the plan and said it would serve as the model for the ad ministrations Reagan reiterated that he will propose reducing the maximum tax rate on individuals now at 50 percent down to 35 percent or providing most Americans with a tax He As we lower rates on the well reduce corporate In meeting concerns for fairness and we must not jeopardize economic Rates will be reduced by broadening the tax eliminating shelters that make tax avoidance Reagan He promised not to abolish the home mortgage deduction claimed by millions of Reagan revealed Friday that he paid taxes in 1984 from a total income of His taxes amounted to 34 percent of his The president said his plan would change the tax code from a source of confusion and contempt to a model of simplicity and incentives for risktaking and Reagan Our plan will make an historic commitment to American for we intend to increase significantly the personal exemption which will be especially beneficial to lowincome helping them leave welfare find productive jobs and join those now paying taxes and contributing to a bigger Gross National Delivering the Democrats equal time Mary Rose Oakar of said 1981 tax legislation proposed by Reagan favored big As a result of the presidents tax the share that Americas cor porations contribute in federal revenues has fallen to the lowest level in Oakar Last corporate income taxes paid only percent of federal Thats a huge drop from 1960 when the corporate share was New shuttle stops in Houston Rape convict moved to separate facility CHICAGO AP Gary sent back to prison on a rape sentence after a judge rejected a womans testimony that she wasnt has been moved to a dif ferent prison because officials fear his fame might make him a target of the judge who upheld his rape conviction last week said he was sorry for Dotson and his but had to do what he thought was whose first week of freedom in six years ended Thursday in the Markham cour troom of Circuit Judge Richard was moved Friday night from Joliet Correctional Center to a smaller prison at 70 miles where he can have a cell to Samuels had freed Dotson on cash bond while his case was being He refused Thursday to reverse the conviction on the basis of recanted testimony by Cathleen Crowell She testified she made up the story of being raped that sent Dotson to prison because she had sex with a boyfriend as a teenager and was afraid she might be At the Dotson family home in suburban Country Club scores of callers offered and a petition drive to urge James Thompson to free him was gaining said his Laura Were not even doing Its his she said of the petition About 300 signatures were collected in four hours Warren Dotsons at cited a tremendous outpouring from all over the including attorneys offering services to help free described as distraught on his arrival at Joliet on was doing fine Saturday at Dixon Correctional a medium security said spokesman Michael state corrections said Prisoners have attempted to become more famous by taking the life of a famous HOUSTON AP A jetliner ferrying the newest member of Americas space shuttle took off from a Houston airport Saturday afternoon on the second leg of a raindelayed trip from California to the Kennedy Space Center in The 747 aircraft carrying Atlantis piggybackstyle took off from Ellington Field near the Johnson Space Center at CST and was expected to arrive at Kennedy about Atlantis and its carrier plane left Edwards Air Force Base in California Friday They were scheduled to fly to Kennedy after only a brief refueling stop at but heavy rains Friday forced an overnight stay here and then delayed the Saturday Atlantis is the fourth unit in NASAs space shuttle Its manufacture was recently completed at the Rockwell International plant in The craft was wheeled to Edwards Air Force Base where it was mounted atop the 747 ferry craft for a trip to The spacecraft will be placed in a hanger at Kennedy where it will be prepared for its first a secret Department of Defense mission now scheduled for late Atlantis left California not long after one of its sister rocketed away fpom the Kennedy Space Center on a fiveday mission with seven crew members on Another is at Kennedy being prepared for a launch on April The other is being refitted at the Rockwell plant in California and is scheduled for spaceflight in 50 oft Measure Yourself and Save SUGGESTED RETAIL BLIND IMAGINATION CAN IMPROVE YOUR POINT OF VIEW i OK BALI BUNDS BALI IS BLIND PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE Saturday Were building an uncommonly fine subdivision of Garden Homes in New Braunfels come see for Beautifully appointed interiors make these homes something There is not a way through advertising alone that we can convey the richness of detail that Kirkwood Enterprises builds into each of its custom Garden This can only be demonstrated by your personal visit to the Kirkwood we invite you attend our planned Open House this You will quickly recognize the attention to detail that assures the finest in Garden Home 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