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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Bail bond board seen as problemsolver By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer County officials are looking into the creation of a bail bond board after hearing about problems in the current County officials met this morning to discuss the There are practices going on that a bail bond board and only it could deal County Attorney Bill Reimer For instance some bail bondsmen direct their clients to a particular Then attorneys come in and answer for a person a name gotten from the bondsman who hasnt shown up when in reality the attorney has never seen that District Judge Robert Pfeuffer You mean we have bondsmen acting as attorneys 1 bet no judge knew that was going Under the current system the sheriff has sole authority to approve any But the state makes no guidelines for the sheriff to A bail bond must follow criteria for licensing bond smen and has some discretion to set its own Reimer The courts have the right to cause one bond but not to tell the sheriff that that bondsman cannot operate because he has too many But a bail bond board could do Reimer County Judge Fred felt that with cooperation among the county a lot of the abuses could be I see no reason just to create something unless it has got some real Clark Cant the sheriff right now turn down anyone he wants All we need to do is get the information to him when a forfeited bond has not been as Judge Pfeuffer that guy has used up his credit until it has been paid But by the end of the meeting the county judge had heard enough to decide to look into the problem and possibly create a I think as we get bigger we need something in place that will keep abuses from District Attorney Bill Schroeder We dont have a terrible problem but there is room for abuse in the present We also waste a lot of time trying to deal with bond A bail bond board has to be created by specific county not the commissioners Clark pointed A petition signed by several county officials requested county commissioners to create a bail bond The board would be able to check criminal backgrounds of potential Regulations stipulate that no felons may be licensed Hays County created a bail bond board several years ago but since then the board has gone Pfeuffer One reason for it is that they tried to not license someone because of his background and the person ended up threatening to sue I dont know See Page 12A New Braunfels New Texas Thursday April 25 Cents 20 Sections Transplant patient dies AP Jack a retired train engineer who pinned hopes for an extended life on an experimental artificial died 10 days after his implant when a large amount of blood in his chest cavity inhibited his hearts his doctors said Allan medical spokesman for the Humana Hospital Audubon implant said Bur chams condition had deteriorated rapidly beginning late Wednesday He died at after his left lung filled with Lansing Doctors initially did not know the specific cause of he but an autopsy identified a large jelly like clot around the artificial The upper chambers of his heart were remnants of his own natural The lower chambers were made up by the plastic and metal The cause for the sudden deterioration was compression of the upper left chamber of the heart by the blood clot within a confined Lansing adding that the condition is known as cardiac The condition normally would show up much earlier than it did in Bur chams case but the rigidity of the plasticandmetal heart masked the problem for a The source of the bleeding is still not Lansing of Le was the fifth and oldest recipient of a permanent artificial He had Burcham chronology IAP Jack who died Wednesday lived 10 days as the worlds fifth recipient of a permanent artificial At the retired railroad engineer from Le also was the oldest Here is a chronology April 14 Burcham receives the Jarvik7 heart during a sixhour operation at Humana Hospital The operation was complicated because his chest cavity was smaller than doctors had During the the power of the plastic and metal pump caused internal bleeding at the stitches connecting the heart to the April 15 Burcham is rushed back into surgery to stop the Doctors said he lost 42 pints of blood April 16 Doctors resume giving Burcham blood April 17 Doctors report that Burcham shows great April 18 Doctors say Burcham continues his improvement and is being weaned from a Burcham receives a congratulatory letter from a man who received a Jarvik7 Implant on April 8 in April 19 Hospital officials say Burcham is on a normal track for April 22 Burcham is placed on kidney dialysis for five and doctors say he responded well to the treatment April 24 Burcham undergoes a second round of He dies at p suffered kidney problems since before the April 14 implant and was put on dialysis twice this week to cleanse his Lansing Burcham also had had difficulty when doctors discovered that the Jarvik7 was too large for his chest during the implant and he suffered severe bleeding the day after the He was the second artificial heart See Page 12A Residents are taking full advantage of the citywide cleanup DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG City cleanup popular Carrying a heavy Thats what street crews are doing as they round up trash during the citywide garbage which ends Crews this week trucked 108 loads of garbage to the totaling 119 Add that to the previous two weeks worth of and crews have taken 396 loads to the dump for a grand total of Public works director Fred Ryden said the hauls consist mainly of old plumbing fix such as sinks and bathtubs old furniture dog houses refrigerators bar becue pits parts of storage buildings and pound upon pound of metal and brush and Monday crews will pick up trash east of the River and north of Broadway and Post while Tuesdays crews will go east of the Guadalupe River and south of Broadway and Items must be on the street by the day of Crews will pick up wood old dog ice lawn and general lawn They wont pick up old car tree or All limbs should be tied in Saturday is the last free dump Dumpers must show proof of city Inside Water Watch Coma Canyon inflow Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 266cfslup4 582 cfs down 721 476 cfs up 61 up 041 902 72 down 021 Nursing program losing battle in Austin Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies through turning cloudy Friday morning and partly cloudy by Friday Probability of showers or thunderstorms is 40 percent and 30 percent tonight and Winds will blow from the southeast between 1015 miles per hour through Highs today and Friday will be in the low with a low tonight in the upper This mornings low was and yesterdays high was The future of New Braunfels ISOs vocational nursing program appears to be in as an attempt to restore state funding for the program has An appropriation bill rider that would have restored funding to the remaining nine school district Licensed Vocational Nursing LVN including New Braunfels was defeated in the Texas House Appropriations Committee last Edmund Kuempel R who wrote the appropriation rider and tried to steer it through The move to delete the rider came when a review of the original bill took Un our side lost the this is a temporary setback and the rider will be added during the floor The Texas Education Agency has taken the stand that LVN programs belong in community colleges and for several years has been reducing ihe number of LVN programs in school Leland vocational administrator with the school Even with the appropriations all nine remaining programs will have to be administered by a community In the without the in dependent the LVN program will continue through vocational education But the program then have to compete with other vocational programs for Superintendent Charles Bradberry Given the financial climate in many school some of programs may not last through Ours will still have but it is not a very secure the superintendent Bradberry said there was little chance of keeping the program as it is The second best choice would be to transfer the administration to a community but the students stay here for the courses and the training in our local hospitals and health care he TEAs philosophy the LVN program at New Braunfels ISO has a better track record than community colleges and the community needs trained Bradberry The passing rate of New Braunfels graduates on the LVN board exam is Cox The program began in In the last 10 years we have graduated 358 students and out of that only five failed the Cox The graduates of Phillips Colleges LVN program in San An tonio averages 8595 percent passing Ella Styles with the LVN program at Phillips The cost to students both in tran sportation and tuition is cheaper in the school district Ann See Page 12A CANYON LAKE 5A CLASSIFIED 48B House sinks Nicaragua aid plan despite Presidential lobbying TV WASHINGTON AP The Democratled after two days of bitter debate and dramatic has left President Reagans policy of aiding Nicaraguan rebels in a killing all active proposals for resuming assistance this fiscal Despite presidential the House on Wednesday defeated a Republican alternative for million in nonlethal aid by two Republicans then joined with liberal Democrats to kill a moderate Democratic House Majority Leader Jim said he hoped the bills defeat would give both the leftist Nicaraguan government and the Reagan administration a good little breathing spell that might give both sides the United States and Nicaragua a coolingoff But Reagan declared chat he had no intention to give up and planned to return to the Congress again and again to seek a policy that supports peace and democracy in Our friends in Central America look to us for help against The president added that the House vote damages national security and foreign policy House Republicans said they might try to revive aid to the rebels before the current fiscal year ends 30 and would definitely seek approval of Reagans request for million in military support for the rebels in fiscal which starts House Minority Whip Trent said the Republicans voted against the Democratic even though it contained million for Nicaraguan because it See Page 12A Canyon Lake release cut to 476 cfs The rains the lake level and the Guadalupe River But since its been about two weeks since the last good the outflow from Canyon Dam was adjusted earlier this week to compensate for the decreased The Corps of Engineers cut the flow from 837 cubic feet per second at noon said David with the Corps of Todays flow is 476 We asked for 500 but thats what we Welsch We had less water coming into the We had some rains but its been a couple of weeks since we had good rains and the flows are Welsch The release is going to vary according to the flow into the When the flows are the release is he Its really that Welsch said the Corps office will wait for another good flow into the lake before raising the outflow level
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