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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                T6xas may get louder voice tl7 A t WASHINGTON AP Texas could get from two to five new seats in Congress after the 1990 possibly surpassing New according to projections of reapportionment based on population The American Federal of County and Municipal Employees used Census Bureau data and a system of equal proportions to project how the 435 seats in the House of Representatives would be divided in Congressional seats are reapportioned every 10 years after the The AFSCME calculations show that the big gainers will be Texas and Florida the chief losers New York and said the Another by the Congressional Research Service at the Library of also predicted that population would continue shifting from the Northeast and Midwest to the South and Using data from the Census Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Planning CRS predicted Texas would gain from two to four seats in AFSCME predicted that Texas would get five more seats for 32 while New currently at and Michigan would lose three That would put Texas ahead of New York and in second place in the number of House California would remain first by also gaining five seats for a total of which gave ranges for most said New York could lose from two to five seats and California could gain from two to States that would gain seats under either of the projections were North Virginia and Those that would lose seats were New New Pennsylvania and West CRS analyst David Huckabee issued a caution with his The apportionment formula is sensitive to minute population he Adding or subtracting a small number of people from a states population can make a difference in whether or not a seat is assigned to that AFSCME president Gerald a member of the Democratic National sees the expected changes benefiting There is a heavily funded Republican effort to take advantage of the population shifts in this decade as the GOP openly plans to use the redistricting process to seize control of the U S House of Representatives for the first time in 46 he said in a statement accompanying the The GOP says it would benefit from increased population in the more conservative but Democrats counter that many of the voters who move to the Sunbelt may bring their Democratic preferences with It is difficult to project where any new seats would be located within the because the Legislature draws the new a process that historically has been fraught with allegations of partisan A lengthy dispute over Texas 1980 reap portionment plan had to be settled by a panel of federal Based on the 1980 Texas got three new congressional one between Dallas and Fort one in Houston and the other in South TCLU asks for probe of brutality charges A T TCTTM A n m AUSTIN AP The Texas attorney generals office is looking at allegations of brutality and coverup made by the Texas Civil Liberties Union against the San Antonio police a spokeswoman in Jim Mattoxs office James TCLU legal also asked Mattox on Wednesday to look into allegations that San Antonio police officials failed to report a serious claim of sexual abuse of a minor by a police officer to state as required by The confidence that people have in the police and in the rule of law and order cannot long survive if any of the issues that we have which involve misconduct at least or a coverup at go un Harrington Paul spokesman for the San Antonio said the department would have no comment on the charges until police officials reviewed the Elna spokeswoman for said the attorney generals office had received the letter Were looking at In his Harrington said the state TCLU office and the San Antonio chapter of the American Civil IJberties Union had received complaints over the conduct of San Antonio Harrington listed five areas where he said an in dependent investigation is he asked Mattox to investigate whether There is a widespread pattern and practice of official misconduct with respect to the use of excessive force by San Antonio The San Antonio police have a pattern and practice of hiding from public and legal scrutiny claims of The San Antonio Police Offficers Association has used threats of intimidation to deflect and prevent claims of misconduct from being heard by the police department and the The department uses the filing of criminal charges against the victims of police misconduct as a way of undermining the charge of misconduct and discouraging people from bringing The police chief and other high department of ficials have deliberately and intentionally refused to report incidents of sexual abuse of minors by officers in the police department to the Texas Department of Human as required by Harrington said the last allegation follows reports that a police internal affairs committee determined that an officer committed homosexual conduct with a minor over a period of time and recommended the officer be Police Chief Charles Rodriguez rejected the Harrington In his letter to Harrington noted the at torney general ruled Monday that not even clergymen are exempt from the child abuse reporting New Bfaunfels HeraldZeitung August 3A Mattox wants to repeal clergychild abuse law A f TOTTKI A A AUSTIN AP Attorney General Jim Mattox says the state law requiring clergymen to report church members who confess to child abuse needs to be Mattox earlier this week issued an opinion saying the law that requires Texans to report suspected child abuse cases to authorities also applies to Only lawyers defen ding accused criminals are the opinion An attorney generals opinion generally carries the force of law unless changed in the Legislature or overturned in Although that is what the law Mattox said he doesnt agree with the idea and believes the statute should be I am a strong Southern and I think that an individual should be able to visit with spiritual advisers without having to worry about that being Mattox said in an in terview published Wednesday by the Houston Religious leaders across Texas have said Mattels legal opinion funs contrary to church teachings and Roman Catholic for face ex communication from the church if they reveal what someone con fesses to experts The law itself is and I think it should be I suspect the Legislature did not give it adequate Mattox The attorney general also said he would support any lawmaker who is willing to amend the Mattox said he doubted that any clergymen would be prosecuted for refusing to report suspected child abusers who confessed in a con fidential Stay granted just before execution HUNTSVILLE AP Five Supreme Court justices granted a stay of execution for Jay Kelly 26 minutes before he was to be put to death for the 1979 rape and mutiliation of a mother of a 23yearold meat cutter from was waiting in a holding cell only a few feet from the death chamber when Warden Jack Pursley told him that the execution had been Thank Pinkerton said and then shook Pursleys He was taken back to his death row cell at the Texas Department of Corrections Ellis 13 miles He would have been the youngest inmate to be executed since the Supreme Court restored the death penalty in We were of the opinion that a stay probably wouldnt be Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox said in announcing the high courts We looked at the issues and didnt see any meritorious He that his offfice was surprise was initially was moving through the appellate process as rapidly as it a convicted burglar with a history of juvenile was sentenced to die by a poison injection shortly after midnight Wednesday for the 1979 rape and mutilation of Sarah Donn He also has a death sentence for a similar mutilation five months later of Sherry a former beauty It Lawrences Virginia of said after learning of the I was afraid this would But maybe it was Gods The Supreme Courts decision came two days after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to block the District Judge Hayden Head also denied an appeal typed by Pinkerton only hours before he was transferred to the Walls Unit in downtown The appeal was carried by the inmates Margie and Gene to Houston federal court and electronically sent to According to five justices halted the execution because questions raised about Pinkertons trial lawyers and allegations that information from a jail cellmatewas illegally used against Briefly Attorneys question witness credibility AP Attorneys for two former police officers charged with the 1960 killing of Marvin Williams want to question the credibility of a potential witness for the Marvin and Bill are charged with the firstdegree murder of a 21yearold black man found dead in his jail cell after the two white policeman arrested him for public A coroners jury cleared the two in 1960 without seeing Williams The case was reopened last year when a state prison Charles wrote letters to officials saying he saw a black man beaten in the Faulkner County Jail the night Williams Mullenax is a state police sergeant on Iberg is a truck Attorneys must select another juror to complete the 12member plus two Opening arguments are expected Helen Rice Ibergs at and Bart Mullenaxs filed a motion Wednesday asking that they be allowed to disclose to the jury a manslaughter conviction of Joe Williams companion the night he was The motion said Flake was convicted of manslaughter within three years of Williams death and served more than a year in According to rules of convictions cannot be introduced as evidence after either 10 years from the date of conviction or the release of the Jury fouls out in foulball decision HOUSTON AP A judge has overruled a jurys finding that should go to a woman hit by a baseball as she was getting autographs in a dugout at the In a letter mailed to attorneys of Karen Friedman this visiting State District Judge Robert Mon tgomery of said he would not approve the jurys Attorneys said Tuesday that Mon tgomery did not explain his Jurors last month found that the Houston Sports which owns the Houston Astros baseball was negligent in not warning then of the danger of foul I personally am shocked for our Leonard Friedmans Its a slap in the face to Fried now was at a Houston Astros game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June when she was struck by a line drive off the bat of Enos She was standing behind the first base dugout getting autographs from the players when the ball struck Texas her in the according to Danny looms on coast NEW AP Hurricane Danny bore down on the central Louisiana coast today with torrential rain and wind gusts to 92 and authorities said more than people were evacuated from offshore driving rigs and towns as far south as But as the leading edge of the wet storm lashed the coast with the path shifted slightly to the promp ting forecasters to adjust predictions for expected in the marshes south of New Gale winds and flash floods were expected all along the Louisiana including in New about 125 miles Gale warnings and a hurricane watch were posted from east to Danny has the potential for further strengthening before land the National Hurricane Center said At 5 the hurricane was cen tered near latitude longitude or about 100 miles south southeast of Lake Charles and was moving toward the north northwest at 10 to 15 Forecasters said Danny was ex pected to cross the Louisiana coast south of Lake Charles by late mor Although classified a minimal the storm was so poten tially dangerous that hurricane warnings remained in effect from KGB con AUSTIN AP Before bilking an Austin man by posing as a KGB Bratislav Lilic used his Yugoslavian accent to swindle governments in the worlds most troubled according to FBI testimony in a federal fraud Federal indictments say lied to Douglas Pierce of Austin and persuaded the wealthy businessman to give him Lilic allegedly promised he could win the release of Pierces son missing since the Glomar Java Sea sank in the South China Pierces body was never His father is convinced his son drifted in a lifeboat to Vietnam and is still being held prisoner Pierce testified he has spent searching for his The Glomar Java Sea was a drilling but Pierce said he suspects the CIA had agents on FBI agent Sikes Houston of who arrested Lilic in San Antonio on testified that Lilic told him he made a living by selling phony information to foreign District Judge James Nowlin previewed testimony about earlier Accused phony agent was international swindler schemes that may have involved The judge later ruled jurors could hear the but could not hear about Lilics prison Lilic has served two prison according to defense lawyer Joe Byron a Chicago FBI testified about his interview with Lilic after Lilic was arrested in connection with dealings with the Bnai Brith AntiDefamation League in New He described himself as a con man and indicating he had been in contact with representatives of foreign governments for the purpose of using his foreign accent for the purpose of pulling off Eden said Lilic told Eden said Lilic claimed to have attempted scams on the govern ments of Libya and the Soviet Lilic liked the plans because he felt he could not be prosecuted unless those foreign governments admitted to engaging in espionage in he United ac cording to Eden testified that Lilic was arrested but never charged in 1983 after meeting with the Anti Leagues security Defamation In that Lilic told the Jewish organization that he discovered weapons in packages he had Eden adding that Lilic had been told the packages contained Ron the ADLs security said Lilic told him the weapons were going to people who were going to cause problems for Jews and blacks in this He said he was not a He was just a thats what he had always Butler Butler said he met with Lilic in a Chicago and Lilic carried a gun and was suspicious of I think he was looking for a rabbi with a It was hard for him to believe I was the director of security for a Jewish said who is He wanted me to name all the Jewish After we got past Yom it was basically useless because he didnt Butler Lilic asked for and expenses in return for the according to Hush Puppies jL BRANDSHOES Styles In Stock 56 aundawg and grey H 28 Brown and black 45 Grey haundawg 10 Haundawg 8 Grey and taupe 10 Grey taupe Smiling Service 193 San Antonio   

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