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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Nursing home cited for threatening conditions New Texas October Briefly SAN ANTONIO AP The state health department found potentially lifethreatening conditions at a Texas City nursing home 21 days before Elnora Breed died there seven years a nursing consultant has testified in a murder Kegistered nurse Pauline Kaper testified she was hired by the Autumn Hills nursing home in November 1978 to help the facility correct problems pointed out in a state health department The nursing home had been placed on compliance for 15 days beginning Kaper means deficiencies or of a nature they could be lifethreatening to the residents and they need to be immediately she testified Kaper is the third witness called by the prosecution in the states murder case against Autumn Hills Con valescent Centers and five of its current and former They are accused of murder by neglect in the death of The 87yearold woman died 47 days after she entered the Autumn Hills home in Texas The defense claims Breed died of who said she was hired as a consultant for five said she interviewed nurses aides at the Autumn Hills facility and found they did not know what their responsibilities she are charged with bathing and turning It was very haphazard she Kaper said Mattie a defendant in the trial and a nursing consultant to the nursing home at the hired her for the fiveday She Locke indicated it was an unfair Kaper said of the state health She just felt like she health inspector Betty Korn dorffer was picking on them and they needed an un biased opinion on the nursing Kaper The first thing she did when she began the consulting Kaper was read the health department in spection reports and make a list of My first priority was to check she The patient was very very She had a foulsmelling odor coming from I lifted the sheet and found decubiti bedsores on both hips and the coccyx that were draining she The she were as big as her The one on her left the crown was she There was no mention of her decubiti in the records so I was very shocked when I saw the Kaper Kaper said she also found Breed was being fed about 600 calories a which she described as a very inadequate She said she ordered the nurse on duty to telephone the and Breeds diet order was She said she also ordered the nursing home to notify Breeds doctor about the bedsores and recurring diarrhea that had not been Kaper said she also found severe bedsores on two other The moved to San Antonio because of extensive publicity in Texas began 9 with jury Testimony began last Other defendants include Autumn Hills President Robert 58 vice president Ron 41 Virginia former administrator of the nursing home and Cassandra former director of nursing services at the Court rules church homes must get licenses CORPUS CHRISTI AP A sticky churchstate battle that raged for six years has ended in victory for the state of which can now regulate churchoperated homes for troubled The Supreme citing the lack of a sub stantial federal on Monday let stand a Texas Supreme Court ruling of last 19 that said three of those homes could not operate without state It means the state will now regulate it and see the childrens best interests are looked said Elna spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim The homes Rebekah Home for Anchor Home for Boys and Lighthouse Home for all founded by the late Lester Roloff of the Peoples Baptist Church receive no state or federal The state sued the church in 1979 after it refused to have the homes licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Human now the Texas Department of Human A trial judge in 1981 ruled in favor of the church and a state appeals court upheld the ruling in But the Texas Supreme Court reversed the ruling and the church Bill spokesman for the Texas Department of Human said the agency will wait for notification of the Supreme Court Thpn well give them an opportunity to apply for the licenses and assist them in applying for them so theyll be in compliance with state Wood When that will be I dont There are many other churchrelated institutions that are Theyll be treated like anybody Wood the Baptist preacher who died in a plane crash in went to jail and briefly closed the sending boys and girls home rather than to succumb to state In he transferred management of the homes from Roloff Evangelical Enterprises to the Peoples Baptist Church to avoid state licensing But thenAttorney General Mark White sought an in junction against to either get state licensing or close the The issue is not whether Peoples Baptist is per forming a service that falls beneath licensing The three homes have a good record of high quality the Texas Supreme Court said in last years It that governmental regulation may lawfully impose an incidental burden on otherwise protected religious In the appeal settled church lawyers said the state court if allowed to destroy an ongoing and beneficient and promise chaos in the lives of the children and families The church also operates two other adult not involved in the on 600 acres outside of Corpus In about 500 children and adults are at the They are recovering drug addicts or abused children or those from broken Wiley who was named pastor after Roloffs did not return telephone calls made to the church by The Associated William a attorney handling the churchs was not in his office and his Philip did not return calls to The In in court to fight the licensing explained why he transferred the owner ship of the homes to the We decided the ministry of the church is to take care of the people in We felt we could have greater he The church has a protected area that nobody else ought to Hance enters governors race AUSTIN AP Former Democrat Kent claiming that Texas Mark White has failed to provide strong has for mally announced as a candidate for the 1986 Republican nomination for Its a pretty wellknown fact that I am the one who can beat Mark White and will beat Mark Hance Farabee says alternatives needed DALLAS A Wichita Falls legislator says state leaders are entering into a new era as they seek answers to prison over and alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system are I think it is apparent that were having a very difficult time managing a prison system of said Ray He said the budget crunch in state government makes it necessary to develop more creative ways of dealing with the criminal justice Farabee told about 100 members of the Texas Corrections Association that nonviolent prisoners who committed minor crimes should not be incarcerated in the overflowing state prison It is too expensive and it is said Unless we come up with more creative ways of dealing with these people is the criminal justice there wont be my money for other said on Hance joined former Republican William Clements and Tom Loeffler of Hunt in the GOP contest to choose an opponent for White next White has not announced but is expected to seek a second He defeated Clements in The lack of leadership in the prison system in the last two years is Hance said of problems in the Texas Department of Correc Its in complete He said the state should consider further appeals of prison reforms that were ordered by District Judge William Wayne Justice of Judge Justice is not the only federal judge in the United Hance We can the state already has entered a series of outofcourt agreements for making prison im SINGER INTRODUCTORY ULTRALOCK IS THE MODERN SEWING MACHINE FOR THE MODERN WOMAN WITH A MODERN Most home sewers have a limited amount of disposal time to devote to They ap preciated the chance to assemble garments In the time It took formerly Ultralock sews a flexible straight overlooks the edge of the fabric to prevent raveling and trims the excess seam allowance all in one pass through the Salges 6254510 9iO San Antonio Texas Policeman shot marries in hospital HOUSTON AP Lake Jackson policeman John Bailey had planned to be married on but a bout with a burglar over the weekend forced a change in Bailey and his bride upped the the wedding day by two days and the couple married in his hospital where he is recovering from gunshot The 31yearold g the debt any amendments wouldget married Moving the wedding day was fine with his fiancee Marcy Brown The couple was married by a justice of the peace Monday at Hermann Bailey was shot with his own gun in the back about Saturday as he tried to arrest a burglary Lake Jackson Police Chief Miller First he stuck the gun to my head and said he was going to kill a weak and frail Bailey said as he sat in a Then he made me lay face down on the street and shot me in the The new Bailey wanted to be a police officer but Bailey told her she should change her mind and she Doctors expect Bailey to spend the next two weeks in the hospital Gillett to appeal life sentence BROWNWOOD AP Michael Leigh Gillett will appeal the murder conviction and life prison sentence jurors handed him for a bofficer said being close to death made him watepgrandmother his at torney whose cool composure during two weeks of testimony cracked when the jury returned its verdict rubbed his eyes and blankly stared at the defense table as his mother His reaction was the same when jurors sJappes him with the life prison sentence aod fine after another one hour and 20 minutes of The life sentence was the maximum sentence that could be returned on the s he sat in a Then he made me la could have brought a death sentence was dropped Monday Prosecutors had claimed that of Denton plotted the murderforhire slaying of his wealthy James that resulted in the Assailant in fatal stabbing sought DALLAS AP Police are still searching today for the man who stabbed a Grand Prairie teenager to death in an alley behind thea state Fair ootched murderforhire s officials The Sunday night death of 19yearold Donovan Goodman stemmed from the third stabbing since the fair opened last and police say that despite the heavy crime is Its a tremendous mass of humanity out and whenever you assemble that many there la going to be a certain amount of Dallas police spokesman Ed Spencer said Spencer said about 70 police officers are deployed incharge of A capital murder charge pencer said a variety of crimes typically occur at or around the Goodman died of a chest wound at Baylor University Medical Center at a hospital spokesman Prosecution awaits defiant AIDS victims SAN ANTONIO AP AIDS victims who persist in spreading the disease despite warnings from public health officials could face quarantining and criminal a district attorney Bexar County District Attorney Sam Millsap said Monday that his office and the health district will begin notifying AIDS victims they could face those measures if they continue to engage in sexual in tercourse or blood Under the the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District office will tell doctors they are obligated by law to report AIDS cases to the health Millsap Courand SAMHDs executive said he would begin sending out notices to the fewer than 40 confirmed local AIDS sufferers as soon as I get them But he added the policy would apply only to victims of acquired immune deficiency sydrome and not those whose tests show they have the AIDS Officials cite problems at shelter DALLAS AP Dallas County officials say problems at the Childrens Emergency Shelter have forced some children to be turned and com urged county and state officials to work together to correct The Community Council of Greater Dallas gave the commissioners the results of a study that recom mended expansion of the shelter and additional staff The report also suggested the children be further segregated according to age and behavior FDA orders investigation BRECKENRIDGE AP The Food and Drug Administration is helping in an investigation of an explosion at a barn in which the drug Laetrile was allegedly officials A woman who sustained burns over 70 percent of her body in the explosion remained in critical condition today at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Authorities said barrels of alcohol used in production of the controversial anticancer drug blew up shortly before 3 Sunday in the The explosions started a fire that leveled the barn near Highway 180 and Texas Highway about 2 miles east of Stephens County Sheriff James Cain said residents of a nearby home told him Laetrile was being made in the tfiTKi Now you can afford a houseful of nevernever floors Mr by The affordable NeverWax floors that NEVER need stripping or Only from Mannington Builtin Builtin Exclusive JT88 NeverWax protection builds the shine right Clean with plain water and Thats it Builtin moisture barrier stops mildew and discoloring before they Wont show shrugs off So tough it has a 5year Styles and colors to fill any house with NEVERWAX SALE ENDS 31st And builtin savings Sale price For example A 9 x 12 floor just Available in 12 widths for no seams in most rooms PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE Fit 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