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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Area US Garden policies on hold Page2A Cdfnal cfs down 4 Gafiyon cfs down 3 Canyon outflow cfs same WatCh Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Water Texas Austin water woes increase Page2A Texas fishing Page 9A New Braunfels Herald New Texas 156 Thursday 1985 25 Cents 18 Pages2 Sections practice Practice makes perfect Misty Smithville areas Junior Miss practices her flute for the talent competition for the Junior Miss Scholarship Thirtysix girls are in town for the LESLIE which will wrap up with a pew Junior Miss being named Saturday night at the New Braunfels Civic Joggers body found From staff and wire reports SEGUIN The battered body of an 11yearold believed to have been hurled into the Guadalupe River when she was struck by a pickup was pulled from the river by divers around Divers found the body of Leah Calhoun tangled in the roots of cypress authorities She is believed to have been killed instantly when she and her 15yearold sister were struck about Tuesday as they jogged along the Texas 123 Justice of the Peace Walter who pronounced the girl dead at the has ordered an He said it appeared death was caused by impact but I wont really know for sure until after the The autopsy was scheduled for Thursday Rachelle who was with her sister was in Sequin visiting was in guarded condition at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after undergoing abdominal surgery Tuesday Authorities said they will wait for autopsy results on Leah before deciding if charges will be filed against the 17yearold driver from The charge under con sideration is criminally negligent a Department of Public Safety Trooper Bill We speculate that he fell asleep at the Gilliam told the San Antonio adding that the driver told investigators he knew he had hit but didnt know he had struck the girls until he turned Methodist Hospital spokesman Nestor Reyes said Rachelle did not require a blood transfusion even though a state district judge issued a court order giving doctors permission for such a The girls father had refused to grant permission for the transfusion because he is a Jehovahs Members of the faith believe the Bible prohibits blood State District Judge John Cornyn said he signed the order Tuesday because Methodist Hospital officials contended the girl might die if she did not receive extra blood during Cornyn said the girls who was not gave permission for the but refused to agree to the blood See Page 10A Autumn Hills case to move to San Antonio GALVESTON AP A judge has refused to dismiss murder charges against a Houstonbased nursing home corporation and said he will move the trial from this island city to San 245 miles Hills Convalescent Centers its president and four current or former employees are charged with murder by neglect in the 1978 deaths of two elderly patients at the firms Texas City During six weeks of pretrial Autumn Hills attorneys argued the murder indictments should dismissed because prosecutors leaked secret grand jury evidence to State District Judge Don Morgan on Wednesday denied the one of 39 defense motions he Morgan also said he will sign the probably next moving the trial from Galveston to the federal courthouse in San An Autumn Hills attorney asked Morgan to move the trial out of citing extensive publicity surrounding the Prosecutors did not oppose the change of venue Morgan said the scheduled to begin will be conducted in a federal courtroom because Bexar County courtrooms are unavailable for lengthy Lawyers have said the trial could last up to four A Galveston County grand jury in November returned eight accusing Autumn Hills of murder by See AUTUMN Page KM CISD bonds go on sale Delta solicitation investigated DALLAS AP The Dallas County district attorneys office and the State Bar of Texas are in vestigating the involvement of at torney Melvin Bellis firm with families of Delta Air Lines crash according to published Prosecutors arid bar officials began the investigation after a complaint from an attorney representing the Dallas Times Herald reported Bellis San Francisco law firm set up shop at a local hotel two days after Delta Flight 191 crashed Friday night at DallasFort Worth International leaving 133 people Bellis attorney Caesar denied he or another attorney with the firm had done anything We dont need to go out and stir up said Caesar We dont contact people they contact Ijirry a spokesman for the state said the bars Dallas office had contacted Austin officials about some allegations against United States Aviation Un derwriters which represents Deltas has denied allegations that it is trying to per suade victims families to agree to immediate settlements instead of hiring lawyers and Both sides say they are working on behalf of the Both sides have been criticized for hurting the vic See Page 10A By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Five bidders wanted to sell million in Comal ISD bonds but PrudentialBache Securities Associates has gotten the CISD trustees accepted Prudentials bid of an percent effective tax rate over four other bidders at a special meeting Wednesday The scheduled to be repaid from 1988 to were set to go on sale this The million issue was passed by CISD patrons on May 18 by almost a threetoone Proceeds from the bond sale are to be used to build a new Smithson Valley High School and a new Canyon Middle as well as renovations at all other CISD CISD Business Manager Abel Campos said the dif ference between Prudentials bid and the second lowest bid represented a savings of about to the district in interest We received real good interest Campos Because we basically estimated what wed sell them bonds I dont expect any major revisions to our Floyd CISDs financial Everybody whos anybody bidded on the Comal The bonds are rated Aaa by Moodys Investors Service of New and are guaranteed by the State of Texas Permanent School Bob Lawton with the Municipal Bond Center said prior publicity also made the interest rales more attractive on CISDs bond Threefourths of the bonds were committed to before the bid was and that allowed investors to bid lower interest Lawton That resulted in a terrific benefit to the CISD Other members of the PrudentialBache Securities account were Merrill Lynch Capital Dean Witter Drexel Burnham Lam Donaldson Lufkin The Northern Trust Sec Page IDA inside Todays weather clear weather is to continue through today and tomorrow with temperatures reaching the upper90s and dropping to the mid70s over Southeasterly winds from 5 to 10 mph will Wednesdays high was 99 degrees and this mor nings low was 78 Sunset will P9 at with sunrise at Smployee honored Loretta switchboard operator at McKenna Memorial has been recognized as the hospitals Employee of the See CANYON DEAR Final decision may come Monday Utilities bonds headed for City Council By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Brplunf ftjs Utilities trustees put their dusi mops to work Wednesday nighty 8juJ sept a million bond City Council for prompt the question of whether the bond issue will go to the public or be approved by notice of intent by council was not irqned out Wednesday nights workshop between two groups ana City Manager Joe That answer shouW eome at the fhe issue represented tbe firtt phase of Utilities Hpfe Sohns original BJFiJffllityii profiosal last rop sewer under the rug by Utilities trustees in These bond projects need to be Bitf toe weighed by not Trustee Arno Becker said back in June before making his motion to delay the bond request until some future That date arrived Wednesday when Sohn presented the original million proposal broken down into four The first phase would be in followed by HJ6 million in I dont want to lull anyone to sleep with that he See Page 10A different engineering
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