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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Stay denied Execution planned for convicted clerk killer HUNTSVILLE AP Convicted killer Jesse de la Rosa was moved early today to a holding cell outside the Texas death chamber to await his scheduled execution after midnight while attorneys tried lastminute appeals to spare his De la was transferred by van at the 15 miles from Death Row to the Walls which houses the death Texas Department of Corrections spokesman Charles Brown The San Antonio man faced death by injection before dawn Wednesday for the August 1979 slaying of a con venience store clerk in a robbery that netted only a six pack of On the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused a stay of execution for de la Rosa and also declined to grant a certificate of probable which is needed to bolster defense claims before another a circuil court clerk Attorneys were going to Ihe Supreme Court in an attempt to get a Wednesdays execution date was the second for de la A judge in April 1984 kept him from We dont hold out much hope for attorney Ralph Lopez said Among five witnesses de la Rosa selected to watch his execution were his and De la Rosa was sentenced to die for the slaying of Masaoud A 27yearold former Iranian Air Force Ghazali died of wounds suffered during the Attorneys late last week filed sworn statements from de la his brother and two unnamed persons who insisted that de la Rosa did not commit the In an interview a week de la Rosa said he was coerced into confessing to the He to say who did the If the lethal injection is carried he would become the seventh Texas Inmate to be executed since the state resumed the death penalty in He also would be the third Texas inmate to be executed this He is among six Texas death row inmates with execution dates in the next 10 Attorneys for de la Rosa went to the 5th Circuit after a Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles decision not to delay the scheduled court spokesman Richard The parole board voted 41 to deny the 90day reprieve requested by de la Rosas In a 51 the board decided not to commute the death senlence to life in De la Rosa also can ask Mark White to postpone Ihe execution for 30 although White has not taken aclion in previous Texas dealh penally Harris check into Big Spring federal prison BIG SPRING AP Former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Thayer and Dallas stockbroker Billy Bob Harris have slarled Iheir prison terms for lying about insider stock dealings during a federal in drove towards the front gate of the minimum security prison in this West Texas City Monday and spoiled a pack of reporters awaiting his prison spokeswoman The former chairman of Dallas based LTV arranged with officials to enler Ihe Big Spring Federal Prison Camp Ihrough a back she He checked in aboul Ihree hours afler He Thayer didnl wish lo be Schmidt He called and requested not lo come in Ihrough the front who resigned the 2 post in the Pentagon one year after taking office in January was ordered to report to the prison by 1 New Braunfels May but was delayed by driving to make the phone she There were no He drove by and saw the crowd and he called she Thayer and both pleaded guilty March 4 to obstruction of admitting they lied to invesligalors probing Iheir stock Attorneys for Ihe bolstered by an exlraordinary colleclion of letters thai included one from former Presidenl urged lhal Iheir clienls be senlenced to community But Districl Judge Charles Richey in Washinglon rejecled Ihe pleas Wednesday and handed down Ihe fouryear along wilh The pair also agreed last week to pay the government more than to settle a civil suit stem ming from the insider stock trading Harris arrived at the prison in a Ford pulled two bags out of Ihe back of Ihe Iruck and walked through the fronl door of Ihe ad minislralion Schmidt said Thayer and Harris would undergo medical interviews and educational and psychological testing this and then would be issued work The fenceless prison camp has two one that makes plastic containers for the Postal Service and one lhal make elelrical The two men admitted giving false slatements to Ihe Securilies and Exchange Commission when il in vestigated an insider trading scheme involving Thayer and The government alleged thai while LTVs lop officer and a direclor of both AnheuserBusch of Louis and Allied of passed con fidenlial nonpublic information to Ihen a stockbroker in the Dallas office of Edwards Sons Texas provides Miss USA AP Laura Elena a 21yearold brunette beauly from says she is bolh the first Mexican American and the first naturalized citizen ever to win the Miss USA Miss Herring was crowned Monday nighl afler edging oul 50 olher con testants for in cash and prizes including a mink a sports a speed boat and a luxury apartmenl in New York Pageant spokesman Les Schecter said he believes Miss Herring was correct in saying she was the first MexicanAmerican and first naturalized citizen to win the I think but I dont know for Miss Herring said she will begin to collect some of those prizes including which she said she intends to eventually invest in the stock silver or other Ill put it in CDs certificates of she said in a television interview after the The 1985 Miss USA was born in the city of Los Mochis in northern She is one of six daughters of Raymond who owns a large farm in and Maria a psychotherapist in El Miss Herring moved to the United States 11 years ago and became a citizen when she was 14 years she Bilingual in Spanish and English all her Miss Herring added French while in high school al Aiglon College in Switzerland and became fluenl in the language while traveling across she After backpacking in the Himalayas and doing manual labor as a social worker in India during the summer of Miss Herring returned to the United States for two Then she and one of her sisters returned to Europe and spent the next year and a half traveling there hat is 4MMRP HeraldZtitung USPS 377880 If you have not received your aper by Tuesday through riday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 1 Published Sunday morning and Thursday and riday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Dave Kramer General Manager Claude Shirlene Thornton Office Manager Robert Dave Kramer Advertising Cheryl McCampbell Don Avery Circulation Manager Carol Avery Photocomp Foreman GusElbel Foreman Wanda Lasater Kaleidoscope Editor David King Editor Patricia YznagaKing Wire Editor Subscription Rates Includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall Counties 3 6 one Mail delivery outside Comal In Texas 3 months 6 one year Mail outside Texas 6 one year Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New TX Prison settlement will cost plenty AUSTIN AP An outofcourt settlement of the stales 13year old lawsuit against the prison system is expected to cost the state about million over the next fouf With approval from seven of the nine members of the Texas Board of Corrections who met in closed session the settlement now needs the backing of the Attorney General Jim Mattox said he is comfortable with the Mark White said he hopes the legislature will move swiftly to implement the financial provisions of the settlement so the state can get back to the business of running prisons without continual The plan still needs approval from District Judge William Wayne If the judge accepts the set it will mean an end to 13 years of legal battles that have cost the state million in legal fees alone since the filing of the lawsuit by jailhouse lawyer David In what became the longest running prison reform trial in the trial began in October 1978 and did not end until 349 witnesses had testified during 159 In December 1980 Justice ruled the prison system un constitutional and since 1981 has ordered sweeping reforms in the state Over the past four at torneys have reached agreement on how to carry out all major areas of the reforms except the last major obstacle which Mondays set tlement The plan calls for phasing in changes over a sixyear period and construction of a new rnan prison and 10 new dor mitories for lowrisk It would reduce overcrowding at existing facilities by Prison officials would sell a prison unit near Houston and the acres that surround it to finance some parts of the The settlement was hammered out over six weeks of negotiations between state prison officials and attorneys for in Prison Board chairman Robert Gunn of Wichita Falls said the plan will cost about million more than the million budgeted for the prison system over the next two But Gunn said the plan will accommodate growth without requiring early release of In addition to building new the stale would have to Spend million on exisling with such improvement as added recrealional areas for 26 prisons and new showers and Spend million on prison Spent million for new prison including a daily change of socks and underwear and a clean towel for every Assign certain classes of prisoners to single including the mentally psychiatric cases and those serving death Provide better dining room facilities provide educational and vocational op portunities for all inmates capable of and allow by 1 conlact visits for inmates given trusty stalus for good Conlact visits allow prisoners to touch their As chances for approval of the plan looked hopeful Gunn said he was very pleased that the end of the lawsuit may be It is absolutely he Slaying suspect shot by dad FORT WORTH AP A man who gained notoriety when he was mistakenly identified as a prime suspecl by officers investigating the slayings of several young Fort Worth women was in critical condition today after being shot in an quarrel wilh his Lloyd a former Lutheran told police he had ac cidentally shol his 25yearold Timothy during an argument over some money orders the son had asked his father to Police said the senior Volkmar said he fired a handgun into the air lo try to calm his The father said the second time he fired his son jumped in the way and was The young man underwent surgery at Harris Hospital and remained in critical condition late Police did not arrest the senior because preliminary reports we have is that il was self said Torn Swan of the citys homicide Police spokesman Doug Clarke said the case would be sent directly to a Tarrant County grand Volkmar was arrested in January by the Tarrant County Sheriffs Office in connection with the slaying of Lisa one of nine women whose deaths since September are being investigated by a Fort Worth Police Moke moving 9 Sefl things you dont want with a classified ad You get cash and make a movmg day Dial 6259144 and in the Middle East and the she Her plans to begin college at the Universily of Texas at El Paso were interrupled when she relumed from her travels too late to enroll and then won the Miss Texas Firsl runnerup in Ihe Miss USA conlesl was Miss New Brenda a 21yearold sub stitute teacher from 60s Highs Wednesday m Hi and BCK DRAW THE WEATHER SUBMITTED BY Courtney Fifth Carl Schurz Texas An almost solid line of Ihunderstoirns extended eatly todiy along a told from from Northeast Texas southwestward through Central Texas to the Rio The line ol thunderstorms and cold front were moving slowly toward the southeast Clouds covered that part of South and East Texas ahead of the cold but n was mostly clear across the northwest hall of the The National Weather Service said thunderstorms should end by this afternoon in Central and Northeast but continue tonight in Southeast Texas and along the Gulf Afternoon highs were expected to be mostly in the 70s and Heaviest thunderstorm activity was reported around dawn in several places The Baylown policide partment reported spotting two funnel clouds neai Interstate 10 and the San River Bridge about 6 30 u rn but neither funnel cloud touched offtuals said At 6 25 a rn beveia heavy reported in a 50 milewide area from northeast College Station to of TexarKana Heaviest activity was between Rusk and Oamcieiheld in EaM Texas Other heavy storms scattered from Crystal City to northeast to Bastiop and San Isolated rainshuwers were leponed over Southeast Texas trorn 10 miles west ol LaGrange to 10 miles north of Somerville Texas forecasts NORTH TEXAS Fair through Wednesday SOUTH lumqht vjinc posjibly sevir from the Mb in llii ill 10 the tni curist ant in lh Hio jtindi s in BfK and Mb WEST TEXAS Sunny and warrnnr through day I m 40ii imf Ws Wednfsday fiorn the 7Qb m tni to tin 9Qbm Buj fitnil Extended forecasts t ndtjy Inudy mtr TnuisrJay tnroujh SiuifJrty T emnerdioiis bei MajUuii r be in tin 70s to lowfcOs tows will be in IhiiOb South Widely to scattered dayMVf i Olhcf Idtl tJh morning cloutfifbb cnnjl portion und piirily cloudy ClyvAcife I tn int bus xcfpl m tnj mostly i 90s west West cloudy and cooler Thursday through A of Of under fncidy Panhandle low r tln lowei 70s South ptrtfb m Highs in the upper 70s Permian and Valley iovvs in ne mid Mb in thelowei fcOb The Nation ThunuefSIjfms ruinlAd trie Flams me Ohio Valley touav of Kansas were and vmdy and winas blasted Oregons River basin A low piessure system ovei northeast Kansas thunderstorms from tnt cential and southern Plains to sections of trie lower Ohio Valley However ihe thunderstorms not as iirony hunderstoinii rut Monday when there were numeious repoits ot severe weather related carnage The Uaiional Weathei Service a total ol 2 tornadoes touched down Monday acioss Texas Oklahoma Missouri and Arkansas Brought To You By MBankNew Braunfels A Momentum Bank Box 961 MfiB New Texw 78130 Memoer MCorp and FDIC
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