Friday, July 26, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Law may be expensive New Bfaunfels WASHINGTON AP Texas Bill Hobby says he doesnt know when or if Congress will modify a Supreme Court decision placing state and local government employees under federal overtime laws a change that could cost the state million the first Hobby and governors of two other states testified Inursday before a Senate subcommittee about the February decision that would require states and localities to pay their employees overtime or award compensatory time off during the same pay period in which it is Hobby also offered a wild guess that the change would cost Texas cities another million After Hobby said he felt Congress is on our but did not know if any action would be taken anytime The court decision was based on a lawsuit on behalf of San Antonio municipal transit Hobby said he based his million figure on overtime estimates by the three state agencies that would be most affected the Department of Public the Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retar Unless Congress the court decision is effective It just means there will be fewer hours spent guarding taking care of patients in Hobby told reporters after the James Martin of North Carolina and John Ashcroft of Missouri stressed the decisions diminution of state control and its financial impact on the Hobby asked that Congress at least exempt em ployees of state like it does its own em Hobby said the timing of the during the Texas Legislatures last gave the state a chance to make allowances for overtime in the coming twoyear IIBW oraurrreis July 26 1985 3A Sea World changes mind again O A XT A A tit j j i SAM ANTONIO AP Sea World of Texas has announced it has abandoned plans to locate on 90 west of here and will look at another site closer to San Antonio The announcement Thursday marks the second time Sea World has given up on a proposed site in Bexar The owned by Brace Jovanovich of announced plans earlier this year to build a million Sea World aquatic park in Bexar the park was to have been located in southeast Bexar In that site was abandoned in favor of a 500acre location in the southwest section of the Sea World had been negotiating with Concord Oil for the second but Thursday officials an nounced negotiations had broken Despite the best efforts of both certain questions were not a news release issued by Sea World The announcement said HBJ had pressed to create business properties close to the new Sea World aquatic park to protect the corporations Concord Oil has taken a different view of such one that is but the announcement Leo deputy director of Sea World of We were aquiring over 400 acres of We could not come to an agreement on how that land would be The he con cerned such businesses as hotels and restaurants that naturally would spring up around the Sea World now is working on a land deal with developer Charles Wender to purchase about 500 acres southeast of the previous the news release Judge authorizes exhumation of homes patients GALVESTON AP A state district judge authorized defense attorneys in the Autumn Hills murder case to exhume the bodies of up to 58 elderly people who died at the Texas City nursing home between 1977 and Autumn Hills Convalescent Centers which is based in and five of its present and former employees are charged with murder by neglect in the Defense attorneys argued in a motion to state District Judge Don that the prosecution in the case should have had autopsies performed on the bodies if there was suspicion of foul play in their Defense attorneys are seeking to have the charges dropped on grounds of prosecutorial Morgan adjourned until Monday further consideration on the defense claims of prosecutorial but was expected to order two journalists today to reveal con fidential sources or turn over notes they used to write stories on Autumn The two journalists who have said they dont plan to comply with Morgans order are Michael a freelance writer and writing consultant for the Houston and Steve a reporter with the Houston The judge indicated he would have them arrested for contempt of court if they refused to Morgan said if the two would answer questions in private he would seal the releasing it only if Autumn Hills needed it to support an appeal of their Residents death ruled a homicide DALLAS AP The death of a 90year old nursing home patient was caused by a blow to the head or by someone shaking him causing a blood clot in his the Dallas County medical examiners of fice ruling the death of Troy Wimberly a In view of a bruise to the I that someone hit said Roger Officials of Carrollton Manor Nursing Home said they are cooperating with police in their investigation into Wimberlys death as well as pursuing their own State Department of Health officials and Carrollton police said that on Thursday of last week they began investigating reports of possible abuse at the A doctor notified officers that two of his patients were covered with Robert DeVries said he discovered Wimberlys injuries during rounds at the nursing The patient had a black eye and bruises on his neck and the doctor DeVries said he found similar bruises on another of his Bertha who lived across the hall from a former began running a high fever two days after the bruises were reported to police and was rushed to Richardson Memorial Medical He died DeVries said Claerhout remained in the home in satisfactory Carrollton police Pete Cole said he expects to present a report to a grand jury in about two There will be no arrests until the in vestigation is and that could be as long as late next he When were finished with the well start cutting down the suspect list from the 100 or so we have Cole said the autopsy shows that Wim berlys injuries were inflicted 10 to 14 days before The nursing home must pay the cost for the autopsies and reinterments that Morgan approved While approving the defense motion to allow the the judge denied a request that the state be forced to bear the estimated at The process is to be performed under the supervision of Robert a former Harris County pathologist who now works in San Morgan directed Galveston County District Attorney Mike Guarino to inform as many relatives of the deceased as he deems ap propriate of the time and place of any exhumations and It was unclear what evidence the defense attorneys hope that autopsies of the exhumed bodies will But physicians designated by the defense to perform the autopsies said they may be able to determine whether the elderly people were abused or neglected at the nursing Bucklin said the autopsies may very well allow me to identify a cause of and it may very well allow me to form an opinion as to whether that past patient was a victim of abuse or Morgan has said that the courts have an obligation to provide defendants in criminal cases the chance to gather evidence they believe they need to defend In the exhumation Houston defense attorney Tom Sartwelle said the corporation and its employees vehemently deny any patients were abused or neglected or died from abuse or Attorneys also contend that 15 of the alleged victims were alive during the investigation of the nursing home and should have been examined by prosecutionpaid physicians as part of the The defense knows the locations of graves of nine of the 58 elderly people involved in the exhumation Prosecutors have alleged that at least 61 Autumn Hills residents died from The body of one of the 61 was Six are buried in Galveston one in one in and one in according to the Attorneys have not obtained the death cer tificates of 49 other alleged Guaranteed as to Interest Insured Certificates 01 Deposit EllKtlvl Dill 72485 Insured Federal Income TaxFreo Municipal Bonds may be sutiiecl lo slate or local taxes IRA And KEOGH Retirement Plans Based on Araled Bonds name is available through your local Edward Jones regulations require a substantial 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the Edwards Plateau north of Del A lone rain shower was noted in far West Texas over El low clouds dotted parts of the south while higher clouds were visible across the remainder of the A south wind of 10 mph or less breezed portions of Texas south of the cool front North of the winds were variable at 5 to 10 Predawn temperatures tanged from the 60s northwest and far west to the 70s A few 80degree readings war med the deep The temperatures at 4 ranged from 64 at Marta to 84 at Corpus Highs today were expected to range from the middle to upper 80s in the mountains and along coast to the 90s and 100s Tonights lows should be mostly in the 60s and SOUTH TEXAS Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Hill Country and Edwards Lows tonight in the 70s and Highs Saturday in the 80s and except between 100 and 105 in the brush coumry region of the Rio Grande WEST TEXAS Scattered thunderstorms through some possibly heavy late this afternoon and Thunderstorms diminishing Lows tonight in 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