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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                6A New Braunfels Friday May Woman appeals to governor for Dotsons release CHICAGO AF Cathlecn Crowell Webb withstood sharp questioning and asked James Thompson to try to see through the web of lies she spun eight years ago and grant clemency to Gary the man she once accused of raping In nearly four hours of testimony at a clemency hearing Webb maintained that the rape story was a big lie and that now she wanted simply to tell the truth about a deception that sent an in nocent man to jail for six But who had called the emergency session of the Illinois Prisoner Review persistently challenged Webb about her new account and her motive for saying she fabricated the story that Dotson had raped More than 16 other witnesses were scheduled to testify as the hearing resumed including Webbs foster Dotsons Cook County proscutors and a polygraph examiner who tested both Webb and Thompson can pardon Dotson or commute his The 23yearold Webb said repeatedly Thursday that she could not recall details surrounding the events of July the day the alleged rape In the police car didnt you tell the officer who picked you up the details of the Thompson Didnt you tell another officer Didnt you tell your foster To each question Webb I dont remember if I did or imprisoned since his 1979 con viction but free on bond during legal efforts to gain his earlier made an emotional appeal to Thompson to free This nightmare doesnt seem to said of suburban Country Club who spoke haltingly and frequently sipped water during his What else can I what else can I except say that Im He said people seem to forget that he could not have committed the rape because he was with my friends far away from her the night of the alleged The most frustrating thing in all this is that most of the attention and most of the questions have been to said Last Webb testified in Cook County Circuit Court that she fabricated the rape But Judge Richard who sentenced Dotson to said he did not believe the new account and upheld Dotsons Reagan satisfied with European trip Portugal AP President Reagan ended his fournation trek through Europe today declaring mission and said the United States must consider whether to continue observing a nuclear arms agreement with the Soviet questioned about continued compliance with the unratified SALT agreement with the Soviet said Theres considerable evidence now that that has been rather If it has then theres no need for us to We have tried on what seemed to be a verbal agreement between ourselves and the Soviet Union ful some time that even though we have not ratified that treaty that we would both seek to abide by the Speaking to reporters before Reagan said the United States will make a decision down the road on whether to continue observing the strategic arms limitation When a decision is he well doit openly and with full knowledge of ho Soviet Reagan held a departure news conference in front of Queluz He stood outside on a cloudless day with the palaces manicured gardens behind The president viewed some of the palaces horses before boar ding Air Force One for the trip back to Were leaving today with our Atlantic ties strengthened and were returning home mission he Its been a historic and thoroughly worthwhile Reagan Answering Reagan noted his invitation to meet with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and said Gorbachevs recent tough talk hasnt changed his rnind about a I think thered be a lot to talk about and I just happen to believe its time we started talking to each other and not about each he As for Gorbachevs harsh he Whats new about that Reagan said we have no con firmation yet Gorbachev is coming to the United Nations later this year but The word probable is about the best way to describe He said his invitation for a meeting still so the ball Is in his White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan said in an interview with The New York Times that despite the tough talk there probably would be a summit meeting between the These leaders are positioning themselves with their own Regan Gorbachev recognizes he has to have the Eastern bloc behind He is not known as the leader of the Eastern bloc Hes getting On Reagan said his journey had been a long one but one fruitful in results and rich in acknowledging there were problems on the busily accentuated the positive and declared the 10day trip to Ger France and Portugal a There have been a few glitches here and chief of staff Donald Regan But this has been an excellent Secretary of State George who flew from Lisbon to Tel Aviv Thursday night and was meeting with his Soviet coun terpart next week in called it a very hard working trip and Im a little on the tired side I think its all been really Police investigate Vietnamese deaths AUSTIN AP Austin police questioned two men today in connection with the slaying of an Asian man and the wounding of three The men were taken into custody late Thursday at the apartment complex where the shooting took place Charles a police spokesman Questioning of the men posed problems for Austin Peters We have a little bit of a communications They dont speak We dont speak he Investigators would continue questioning the suspects to determine if they were those he If they were found to be the they would be held without he Warrants charging capital murder naming Canh also known as Johnny no age and a man going by the alias Hoang whose real first name was Tuan but whose last name was unknown were issued by Municipal Court Judge Wilfred The judge said the third warrant was for a man in his early 20s whose identity was A squabble about unpaid rent probably triggered the police It looks as if the suspects had lived there with the victims but were thrown out for not paying their share of the said homicide Jim The victims included six people who were in the North Austin apartment Wednesday night when a gunman forced his way into the secondstory The suspects were three Oriental men who apparently fled in a car owned by one of the apartment according to police spokesman The car turned up in the apartment complex parking lot Thursday mor Police happened on three rifles wrapped in a bedsheet after an Oriental man drove out of the lot The believed to have been owned by the were found in the spot where the car driven by the unidentified man had been Austin police identified the dead man as Ba Ngoe who died at Brackenridge Hospital of gunshot He was found in the apartment with his hands taped behind him and a sock stuffed in his The assailants were armed with guns and police Two other people who were in the apartment Danh and Tuan 20 were listed in serious condition at the Another Tan was treated and Two other people in the apartment escaped The investigation was hampered in the initial hours because the victims speak little Adams After interpreters were brought in a victim told police a gunman tied the six occupants with Two other assailants then came into the apart ment and took the one by into a back bedroom in the threebedroom the victim Baker said one of the tied and gagged victims jumped through a secondstory Another occupant also escaped The apartment in which the at tacks took place was rented to four people iden tified by the manager as They leased the threebedroom apartment in February and worked at a nearby pharmaceutical according to Pat the apartment complex Tan Nguyen was among the residents named in the Hines said he Had recently told her he was expecting some cousins from California to come to Austin to stay at the apartment for They were cleancut she said of the Someone said it was gangland Is this their normal procedure on how they get rid of their own kind said who characterized the residents of the 240unit complex as 90 per cent good people and 10 percent lunatic Pope faces feuding flock in Netherlands VATICAN CITY AP Pope John Paul II on Saturday starts a fiveday trip to the where his conservative policies have run into a wall of opposition from some of the worlds most liberal In advance of the papal posters containing deaththreats and calls for riots have appeared in The Callup for Anti Papist Rioting urged rioters to get the describing him as a Progressive Dutch Catholics and their priests question the churchs bans on artificial birth marriage for priests and the ability of laymen to say as well as the position of women in the church and papal infallibility on doctrinal The split between progressives and traditionalists polarizes the approximately million Dutch Roman about 40 percent of the The Vatican has acknowledged the problems facing the pope during his which also includes stops in Luxembourg and Today the Dutch church is in a state of the Vatican newspaper said in a frontpage commentary on There is talk of a difficult Monsignor Harrie director of the Pontifical Missionary Aid Works in the said The problems facing the church in general are seen even more sharply in the I think he will offer the Dutch encouragement to practice the fundamentals of the He added that the popes plans to speak in Dutch will have a positive effect on his attempts to reconcile the Dutch The progressive sparked in large part by the modernizing trends of the Second Vatican Council of the have given rise to the terms ex perimental or doityourself to signify individual decisionmaking rather than Vatican John Pauls appointment in 1983 of Archbishop Adrianus a hardline to succeed Dutch primate Cardinal Johannes a was sharply criticized by the liberals of the They charged that the church needed another moderate to control the feuding The pope will raise Simonis to the rank of cardinal later this The Polishborn pontiff also named three new conservative bishops in despite an outcry from liberal Dutch Catholics that the move was authoritarian and accusations that the voices of the faithful are no longer heard in choosing local church The Vatican had a longrunning dispute with the Edward the Belgian Dominican whose works are popular in the Schillebeeckx once argued that lay people could say Mass in limited The Vatican announced last January that the theologian had retracted his ReportAbuse of elderly citizens increasing in United States WASHINGTON AP Abuse of the a problem that remains largely is increasing nationally and may affect about 4 percent of the aged ac cording to a House It represents a shocking and still largely hidden problem affecting over a million of our nations most helpless and vulnerable Claude chairman of the House Select Committee on Agings subcommittee on health and longterm said today in releasing a panel Physical including and financial abuse appear to remain the most common forms of followed by the abrogation of basic constitutional rights and psychological the subcommittees report The average citizen would find it hard to imagine just how widespread and frequent this problem is how it cuts across all classes of how it occurs in large cities and in small Pepper said in prepared remarks accompanying the Out of fear of or dependence on their older victims are reluctant to admit their loved their own abuse he The subcommittee sent questionnaires to all state human service reviewed case histories over the past four conducted interviews with experts and and surveyed news he It concluded that about 4 or million of the nations may be victims of abuse each This would be an increase of abuse cases annually since Pepper The subcommittee learned that elder abuse is far less likely to be reported than child he While one out of three child abuse cases is only one out of five cases of elder abuse comes to the attention of appropriate While some 40 percent of all reported abuse cases involve adults and the only percent of state budgets for protective services is committed to elderly abuse vic he The son of the victim is the most likely followed by the daughter of the according to the subcommittee It is in teresting 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