Thursday, June 27, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunf els June 3A Scientists very excited over animal using light for food NEW ORLEANS AP The discovery of ft onecelled organism that uses light for food the first animal known to do lead to understanding of how light can be converted to other energy and to new food a researcher Scientists dont often dance in the but there seems to be very high interest and lots of discussion on the discovery by PillSoon said Paul president of the American Society of Until Songs only plants and bacteria were known to photosyhthesize a process in which light is changed to Loach said But Song found evidence of photosynthesis in a blue trumpetshaped protozoa called Stentor coeruleus a creature about as long as a thread is and looks to the naked eye like a speck of dust in a chemistry professor at Texas said the discovery will help understand how light can be changed into a useful form of energy in animal cells and this can be compared to the way the same thing is done by plants and The other possible application is somewhat far he said in an interview at the societys annual meeting It may be possible to make other organisms able to use light as food either by implanting the granules of the pigment which absorbed the or through genetic he The scientists found that stentorin could turn light into other energy by Itself in a test Protozoa are a major step up the evolutionary chain from which are considered neither plants nor Stentor uses a different photosynthesis than either plants or said a professor of molecular biology and cell biology at Northwestern Song said he and other Texas Tech scientists made the discovery 18 months ago while studying how Stentor backpedals to get away from We certainly did not expect synthesis by he The 1 years between the discovery and the an nouncement were spent making sure the creature really does turn light to he Briefly Pope plotter stops testifying ROME AP Papal assailant Mehmet All Agca refused to testify today at the trial of seven men he has accused of plotting to kill Pope John Paul The 27yearold Turk did not show as is his and wrote the court from his jail cell that he wanted to think about whether to continue In 12 days on the Agca has given erratic and contradictory The indictments brought against three Bulgarians and four Turks for complicity in the May 1981 shooting of the pope were largely based on Agcas statements to in although he is the states star is also a He is charged with illegally importing the pistol he used to shoot John Execution stay lifted by judge GALVESTON AP Convicted murderer Chester Lee Wicker came one step closer to his execution Wednesday when a federal judge lifted a stay issued to him in The February stay was granted a week before the 37yearold inmate was scheduled to die by lethal in jection for the 1980 strangulation of Suzanne Clydene of Knuths body was found in a shallow grave on a Port Bolivar beach on April two weeks after being abducted from a Beaumont shopping center parking The February stay was granted to allow the court to consider an ap plication of a writ of habeus corpus sought by the American Civil Liberties ACLU attorneys Charlotte Harris and Bruce Griffith contended hyp noticallyenhanced testimony should not have been admissable at the The attorneys also said the exclusion of a prospective the failure to investigate the opinions of two expert witnesses and the admission of a written statement by Wicker were reasons for applying for the Wickers attorneys can appeal Gibsons decision to the Court of Appeals in New Elderly woman shoots at Texas AP Several truck drivers traveling on Interstate 20 Wednesday night had to dodge bullets allegedly fired from an elderly womans authorities Jessie of Fort was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a said Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard She was being held in the Eastland County Winkler apparently was angry with some truck drivers when she allegedly began firing shots at them about 8 Treece Several truck drivers radioed for help saying someone driving in a car was firing shots at them on the No injuries were reported Wed nesday Assault charges against Winkler are Treece A automatic pistol was found empty of shells in the womans underwear after law enforcement officers arrested Man hijacks bus to Louisiana TYLER AP A man wielding a knife hijacked a Trailways bus as it was leaving this East Texas town forcing the driver to take him to where he escaped in a authorities 1 The bus Eugene said the hijacking occurred about Tuesday when he was SUMMER SAVINGS GREAT SUMMER FASHIONS AT FAMOUS BEALLS SAVINGS sn said the hijacker came walking toward him from the back of toe pulled a knife out and demanded the driver to go to Mount and then east on Highway Tfepsre were np other passengers on 25 OFF MISSES COORDINATE PLAYWEAR Shown are just two selections from our playwear 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