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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas October NB Middle School cheerleaders LESLIE The New Braunfels Middle School cheerleaders for the 198586 school year are front Elise Brumbelow and Shay Johnson second Tami Nicci Tomas and Janna Sidel and back Jacque Coley and Tracy Testimony says patient not fed SAN ANTONIO AP Nursing home patient Elnora Breed suffered bedsores so severe that the tissue was a nursing consultant has testified in a murder trial for the Autumn Hills Convalescent Center and five of its Dolores Alford of a gerontological nursing also said nursing home records showed the 87yearold Breed State Fair opens Thursday DALLAS AP With the theme Something New For the Texas State Fair aims to fulfill its promise with one of it highlights being the recentlybuilt 212foot Texas Star ferris The ride is expected to be one of the tallest ferris wheels in North America standing as high as a 20 story building fair officials More than white and blue light bulbs will be attached to the framework fo the wheel for a com puterized light The 1985 Texas State Fair begins Thursday at noon and runs through Also added to this years agenda is the Great American High Dive Team giving several perfomrances each day at a speciallybuilt diving platform and pool near one of the Starship a helicopter acrobatic act also will perform daily and a touring company of the Broadway hit musical 42nd Street will perform at the Fair Park Music But the new acts wont edge out the traditional entertainment the Texas State Fair has offered for Fair goers can look forward to evening and outdoor ice a threering fireworks Midway rides and Dolores Gray and Barry Nelson will star in the Broadway hit 42nd based on the extravagant movie musicals of the Depression The touring company will perform The annual State Fair Rodeo is set to run 1820 with two shows and will draw top competitors from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association And of course the longrunning event that bringing a deluge of college students to the fair The Texas Longhorns will once again meet the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl 12 while Grambling and Prarie View clash Looking for a pet Herald Classified rets and supplies was given no water or medication during her first day and a half at the Autumn Hills nursing home in Texas Alfords testimony came the second day of testimony in the The nursing home corporation and five of its current and former em ployees are accused of murder by neglect in the death of The 87yearold woman died 47 days after she was admitted to an Autumn Hills Did you find in the records that any water or any medication was given during the first one or two days assistant attorney general David Marks She could not have received anything because her nasogastric tube was It wasnt replaced until a day and a half later after ad Alford Using a mannequin in a hospital the consultant earlier testified the tube is inserted through the nose to provide water and medication to weak patients who have a loss of Would you say they were giving Elnora Breed the care they were supposed Marks I would definitely say They werent providing the she Alford said her review of the nursing homes medical records indicated Breed developed several some of which reached advanced She said the records dont indicate the sores were noticed when they were less or that a doctor was notified about them until nine days before Breeds There were numerous notations that the patient was in pain and was given medication for Hollering out at Alford read from nursing Crying out in Crying out who said she has taught nursing for 30 said preventing bedsores is a basic part of nursing Pressure sores are preventable 99 and ninetenths of the Rarely are they not she The nursing consultant said bedridden patients like Breed needed to be turned at least every two provided skin and hygienic care to prevent Pressure she progress in several If a patient develops it means weve let the patient Its an index of patient Alford also testified records showed Breed had no trace of cancer a few months before she entered the nursing Defense attorneys have claimed Breed had cancer for years and died of the disease after entering the Autumn Hills Alford also testified hospital records showed Breed was improving from a urinary tract in fection and was frail and undernourished when she en tered the nursing I wouldnt say she was ter Alford She was well on her way to Also charged in the case are Autumn Hills president Robert 58 vice president Ron 41 nursing consultant Mattie 42 former nursing home ad ministrator Virginia 62 and Cassandra former director of nursing MOVING SALE WATCH FOR OUR NEW LOCATION SPRING OF 1986 SAVE UP TO 50 ON MANY ITEMS SHOP NOW FOR BEST SELECTIONS FOR GIFTS EACH ITEM YELLOW SALE PRICED CLOSING OUT AT THIS LOCATION SORRYNO LAYAWAYSQIFT WRAP OR ALTERATIONS WALL SALES FINAL More evidence is found Page BA SAN ANTONIO AP A blow a scabbard and a swit chblade were found in a car police confiscated when they arrested one of two men accused in the 18 extortion slaying of a bankers authorities The items were found in a taxi cab seized when officers arrested John Laurence and Lesley Lee last The two men are being held without bond in the Bexar County Jail on charges of capital murder in the slaying of Rebecca Jo The 42yearold woman was killed in her home in a fashionable San Antonio neighborhood after she telephoned her husband at his office at Castle Hills National Patton handed the telephone to a man who told Frank Patton president of the to put together a large amount of money in return for Pattons The alleged extortionist never followed through on obtaining any An affidavit filed by Alamo Heights Detective Giles Fortson shows an Alamo Heights Virginia told police she saw a beat up yellow taxi cab parked on a corner about four blocks from the Patton residence 16 or Marks told me that the driver of the vehicle was John Laurence whom she recognized from a television news story which she saw on Fortsons affidavit The affidavit was filed to gain a search warrant for the seized The affidavit said another identified as Rogers told police she and her husband owned a yellow taxi cab they were selling to Rogers and which he had possession of at the time of the The affidavit also said Rogers was arrested in a yellow vehicle mat ching the description given by In a related Rogers lawyer claimed his client is He didnt kill Becky said Allen courtappointed at torney for John His defense to capital murder is he didnt murder Cazier Randall courtappointed attorney for said Monday he had not talked to his But he said it is possible he will seek a change of venue for a the family of a man who reportedly fingered Gosch and Rogers in the crime has hired San Antonio attorney Charles Butts said he was retained to represent Stephen Hurst as a guide and as a precautionary measure in case authorities suspect Hurst was involved in the 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