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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas LP gas companies deny price fixing AUSTIN AP A group of Houston LP gas companies denies allegations made In an antitrust and racketeering lawsuit filed by the attorney generals The multimilliondollar civil filed in District Court In Houston on accuses the defendants of pricefixing and other federal and state antitrust including trying to monopolize the East Texas propane It asks for monetary damages under the civil portion of the federal Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations Attorney General Jim Mattox said at least LP gas customers in 14 East Texas counties may have lost up to The Bryan area was particularly Mattox What this lawsuit alleges is that these consumers have been ripped off because of pricefixing and other illegal including racketeering and repeated acts of mail fraud and the recalibrating of gas meters so that consumers were charged for more gas than they actually Mattox Mattox said the LP gas was used primarily in rural areas for household functions such as heating and and com mercially on farms and The lawsuit alleges that consumers were charged more for gas than they received because meters on delivery trucks were tampered with to read higher than the actual amount of LP gas After the state inspectors had been they were then going out and in effect recalibrating the trucks so that for every 95 gallons that was pumped out of the the consumer would be getting billed for 100 Mattox told a news Then they were engaged in repeated acts of mail fraud by mailing out f radulent bills to the Besides they were actually engaged in attempting to monopolize the market in the East Texas the attorney general Named as defendants were the Enterprise Companies a holding company with two major Texas Wanda Petroleum and Enterprise Products both of and a Louisiana Holicer Gas Also named was Gas Tec of an LP gas retail The individual defendants were Joe vice chairman of Enterprise Wanda Petroleum and president of Holicer Dan president of Enterprise Companies and Enterprise Products Terry general manager of Holicer and Clarence manager of Gas We believe we are innocent of any said En terprise spokesman John speaking for all the defen He said competitors may have been behind the Some of our competitors initiated complaints against us as a result of our activities by claiming that we are selling product below Our records will substantiate that these claims are Tomerlin Tomerlin said the companies have operated in a professional and businesslike manner and actually lowered the price of Crossword ACROSS Hug 1 To the mouth 5 Go Tame 10 Mineoet Calling 14 City on the 15 16 In addition 17 Pismires 19 Cutting Age group 20 Pun makers 21 22 23 Measuiing Vessel 25 26 Incarcerate 30 Hip bones 3 Japanese outcasts 4 UK title 31 Assisting 34 Molding Was profane 6 United 36 Radio parts 38 High Per the book 8 Plow sole 39 Grinding device 42 Malde 10 on thin ice 1 1 ljci 43 Silly 44 Chateau 45 Singer 47 49 Sly look 50 Doer 18 Wahoo 51 Jetties 53 USSR river 55 wave 25 Heightens 26 Very good 27 by any PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED other 28 Unapt 29 Ignited 31 Tyrol peak 32 prosequi court entry 33 European 35 Weapon 37 agreed 40 Clear 41 Debilitate 46 Exchanges 48 School play period 51 Constance or Roger 52 Naval craft 53 Lopez theme 54 Eire 55 Rap session 57 Did artwork 58 Bagel source 59 Stand up 60 Pieces out 63 Japanese coin Michael Osbome Announces the Associateship of Perkins For the Practice of Chiropractic WOO Suite Next door to New Braunfelt National Bank by appointment Hours MF 8 New Texas September 3 Brenham edgy after crimes BRENHAM AP Residents of this small town still worry over the killings of a mother and son and other violent crimes which have wracked the community in recent There was no special reason for the Bible passage Thomas Currie selected for his congregation to read on that hot and muggy As did other worshipers at the Brenham Presbyterian Kathy Cop pedge and her son Casey repeated insolent men have risen up against me a band of ruthless men seek my Those words from Psalms 86 have come to haunt the population of Brenham and Washington Less than an hour after reading the verse the Coppedges were abducted from the church parking Their bodies were discovered in the trunk of their car about 10 miles from Kathy a had been suffocated in the where temperatures reached 150 The assailants remain at 1 want justice to be done for the people who did because they need to be brought to And I want justice for the people of because they need to close this Thomas Currie despite an investigation by Texas Rangers and city and county and a reward I dont know that Brenham will ever get back to Currie told the Austin I want justice to be done for the people who did because they need to be brought to And I want justice for the people of because they need to close this Currie The initial alarm that hit Brenham after the killings and three other unrelated crimes has But residents still talk about things tfcat no one can remember discussing before buying guard locks and floodlights for homes and signing up for firearms City officials have authorized hiring six more police officers and additional There is talk of implementing a 911 emergency telephone In several residential neigh crime watch organizations Neighbors pay closer at tention to nearby homes and take notice of Women have bought Mace and tear People are and theyre trying to defend said Mike owner of Custom Gun Shop in Although it was the most serious crime and to date the only un solved homicide case recorded in Washington County the Coppedge slayings arent the only major crimes that have shaken Shortly before the Coppedges were two women were sexually assaulted by men who havent been Seventeen days after the Coppedges were two burglars broke into the home of businessman Eddie Van Dyke and shot Law officers arrested a man four days charging him with burglary with intent to commit But the second burglar remains at Van Dyke is Reformer Ruiz back on trial AUSTIN AP Prison reformer David already serving a 25year is back in the courtroom this time facing a possible life Before a Monday pretrial Ruizs lawyer asked the judge to provide bulletproof vests for himself and Deputies assigned to the courtroom wore the special The protection also was available for prosecutors and the Spectators walked through a metal detector to get into the cour The increased security was ordered because of a certain amount of activity surrounding the according to Curtis spokesman for the Travis County Sheriffs The police involved said there had been said Its not nice to lose people in a Defense lawyer Bob Looney said in his Whatever peril the prosecutors may feel themselves to be this peril is shared by the defendant and his John Davids pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery Monday and was sentenced to five years in The Ruizes were indicted in the same John Ruiz testified Monday that David Ruiz and another also were involved in the David was the Texas Department of Corrections inmate who filed the landmark lawsuit that led to major changes in the state prison After his release from Ruiz was sen tenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated per He was convicted of lying at a parole revocation Ruiz is serving that term in federal prison at The latest charges stem from a incident at an Austin apartment while Ruiz was As he has said when Ruiz was in trouble on previous Looney connects the charges to Ruizs lawsuit against Looney complained that an outoftown judge has been assigned to the David Ruiz has the right to have his case heard by one of the 12 judges elected by and who answer to voters here in Travis Davids no dif ferent than anyone He just happens to be the one who fought the hell out of them down there in the state He brought them some Looney said in an interview But later after all 12 local district judges State District Judge Don Humble of Cameron ruled that visiting Judge Kit Cooke of Cleburne could hear the State District Judge Mace who was originally assigned the I dont think I was qualified on the case because of bias and The trial begins Backyard well aids Aggies cash flow COLLEGE STATION AP The Sigma Chi fraternity at Texas University may not have to worry about collecting dues this semester since the oil well discovered in their back yard is producing 300 barrels of crude The Aggie Sigma Chi located 500 yards behind the frat has produced more than for the groups coffers since it was drilled in August The money doesnt all go towards throwing keg Instead it goes to a corporation formed by Sigma Chi This called the house cor owns the 11acre compound and the house and rents it to the There are 95 Sigma Chi but the located three miles south of the cam is large enough to only house nine Much of the money earned from the well also will be set aside to buy a new fraternity house that will house 42 The discovery of the oil well came as a surprise to the which has occupied the house since The start of drilling coincided with the annual fraternity rite of autumn in which incoming freshmen are wined and dined bv various In the competitive world of the huge drilling rig located behind the frat house gave the Sigma Chis an they At the fraternity owned five acres around the then they bought six more in said George head of the house corporation and a 1981 They wanted a land to act as a buffer zone should the rapidly growing community spread out to their We didnt want someone building a house nearby and then complaining when we crank up the stereo full Duytschaever The corporation and the owner haggled over price and in the the fraternity eventually paid a higher price in order to get the There wasnt much oil activity in the area at the Duytschaever A well drilled a mile south of the fraternity house the year before turned out to be Two weeks after we got the the oil company came by and said they 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