New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 10, 1985, Page 3

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 10, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas B liefly,    "    J Herald Zaitung,New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, December 10, 1985 Page 3A Inmate dies after glue-sniffing incident BRAZORIA (AP) - A Texas Department of Corrections inmate had been sniffing tire repair glue in his prison cell before he died, authorities say. Inmate Jerry Castillo, 20, serving five years for a Dallas County car theft conviction, died Sunday night at the TDC Clemens Unit, authorities said.    _ Castillo became agitated while sniffing glue in his cell and passed out on the floor, said Brazoria County sheriff’s investigator Steve Ricks The inmate was taken to the prison infirmary, but he could not be revived. The glue, which is used to patch tires, was taken from the prison’s tractor repair shop by another inmate and put into a deodorant container, investigators said. Some of the glue was put Into a soft drink can, from which Castillo sniffed the substance, authorities said. Castillo’s cellmate gave the soft drink can and deodorant container to another inmate, who tossed the can out a window, Ricks said. Guards found the can in a prison yard and an inmate turned In the deodorant can, he said. An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of Castillo’s death. Teen-family slaying testimony HENDERSON (AP) — Seven women and five men will sit as a Jury during the trial of a teen-ager accused of killing his half-brother. step-father and grandmother last summer. Dwaine Brown, 16, of Crims Chapel is on stand trial in the beating death of ll-year-old Kevin Brown. Prosecutors allege Brown beat his half-brother to death with a baseball bat on Aug. 20. Jurors were selected Monday and were scheduled to return today with testimony beginning at 9 a m. Brown has been certified to stand trial as an adult. In addition to the younger Brown’s death, Brown is accused of shooting and killing his stepfather Kenneth Dalton Brown, 35 and his grandmother Eva Juanita Ray, 59. The victims were found in their Crims Chapel home about seven miles north of Henderson Fraternity punished for hazing AUSTIN (AF*) — A University of Texas band fraternity has been suspended from campus activities for “branding” freshmen with dry ice earlier this year. The suspension of Kappa Kappa Psi will continue through the end of the spring semester The Austin Amerlcan-Statesman reported Monday that a second student group is expected to be disciplined this week as a result of the same incident. The fraternity suspension was ordered because several Longhorn band members had participated in a branding that took place Oct. 4 in Memorial Stadium, said Glenn Maloney, assistant dean of students As a result of the suspension. Kappa Kappa Psi will not be able to use campus facilities, raise funds on campus or participate in intramural sports The group also was placed on probation through next December UT officials said they were uncertain how many freshmen were burned by dry ice, which was applied to students’ lower backs during an initiation meeting the night before the UT football game with Rice. About eight students were left with U-shaped red marks that lasted more than three days, but none of the injuries were permanent. said Glenn Richter, associate professor of music who is the director of the band and faculty adviser for the fraternity. Conservation sanctions approved WASHINGTON (AP) — Tough new sanctions against farmers who contribute to the nation's erosion problems won easy approval in congressional negotiations, but the overall farm bill remained tangled in disagreement over commodity subsidies. Soil conservation language approved by negotiators Monday would for the first time tie farm program benefits from subsidies to crop insurance — to the way a farmer treats his most fragile crop land. It also would offer federal rent payments to entice farmers to retire from production their most erosion prone acreage. “This is historic,” said Peter C. Myers, assistant agriculture secretary for natural resources. “Farm programs are going to work together w ith soil conservation, instead of crossways " • This is the most historic action on soil and water conservation since the Soil Conservation Service was started 50 years ago," said Daniel Weiss, a lobbyist for the Sierra Club, one of several environmental groups that had been lobbying hard on the issue all year There was little major controversy as House and Senate conferees worked out the conservation section of the bill. But the measure s central provisions, those dealing with subsidies on grains, cotton, rice, soybeans and milk, were still mired in disagreement and were being worked out in closed-door meetings rf-* Nation AMA considers all-out attack WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling tobacco products a national health problem, the American Medical Association is considering a broad new attack on magazine and newspaper ads, cigarette vending machines and smokeless tobacco Association policy-makers, who spoke favorably of anti-tobacco proposals in hearings Monday, were to vote on them along with resolutions on dozens of other topics before adjourning on Wednesday. The most controversial item has been a proposed recommendation that the 271,000 member AMA lead a legislative fight to put newspapers and magazines off-limits for cigarette ads that are already barred from television “The urgency for it is plainly apparent,” said Dr. Robert McAfee, who presented the anti-advertising report at the hearing. During Monday’s discussion, he and other physicians argued that tobacco and cancer are linked, that tobacco advertising encourages Americans to use tobacco products and that the medical profession has a duty to do something about it. Guatamala seeks U.S. assistance GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President elect Vinicio Cerezo, landslide winner of an election to return Guatemala to civilian rule, says he will go to Washington next week to seek assistance for his nation’s throttled economy Cerezo, a 42 year-old Christian Democrat who has advocated a policy of “active neutrality” toward Central America’s regional conflict, also said Monday he would visit El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama before the United States Analysts say his election does not fortell a significant change in relations with the United States Man returns to face bomb charges LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man accused of trying to blow up a Jetliner carrying his wife and three daughters so he could collect $1 million in life Insurance has waived extradition and will be returned to Texas. Albert Lee Thielman, 34, of Austin, will return to Texas to face charges, authorities said. Thielman waived extradition before U.S. Magistrate Philip Pro on Monday and was ordered held without bail. Pro said he denied bond because Thielman, employed as a salesman for a pre fabricated home firm, was “a threat to society.” He was charged in an Austin arrest warrant with planting a black powder bomb in his wife’s baggage aboard an Oct. 30 American Airlines flight. Authorities say he wanted to collect life Insurance benefits to pay off debts from gambling, drugs and Infidelity. The bomb exploded at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as baggage handlers unloaded the plane No one was injured Thielman is charged with placing a destructive device on an aircraft, a felony punishable by 20 years iii prison and $250,(XX) in fines. Thielman was arrested here Satur day morning by FBI agents posing as Muse Airline ticket employees. Thielman will be turned over to the custody of U S marshals, who will accompany him to Austin. Once he arrives he will be taken immediately to the Federal Correctional Institute at Bastrop He later will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Philip Sanders in Austin Showdown expected over rival tax plans WASHINGTON (AP) - The tax overhaul plan written by House Republicans would give a slightly better break to a $30,000-a-year family of four with average itemized deductions than would the bill drafted by the Ways and Means Committee. That family, whose income puts It close to the median level — about half of all families earn more and half earn less — would pay about $2,509 in income taxes in 1987 under the Ways and Means plan and $2,435 under the GOP version. President Reagan’s bill would produce a $2,580 liability for the family, whose tax under current law would be about $2,756. The calculations assume the family has typical itemized deductions that total about 25 percent of adjusted gross income. That is near the average, according to the Internal Revenue Service However, a slight shift in income or the size or type of itemized deductions can make the Democratic plan more favorable. For example, the $40,000 one-earner family would fare a bit better under the Democratic version, as would the $22,000 family that does not itemize. The Republicans would raise the personal exemption, now $1,040, to $2,000 for all taxpayers, while the Democrats would make it $2,000 for non-itemizers and $1,500 for Itemizers. The relatively small differences between how the bills would treat individuals underscores that the debate centers on the business side Republicans say their version is far preferable on grounds the Democrats’ bill would make it more difficult for businesses to raise capital Democrats view their plan as “creating a level playing field’’ — not favoring one type of business over another The House Rules Committee was taking testimony on the two bills today before setting procedures under which they will be debated by the House, as early as Wednesday. The Democrats, who control the House and the Rules Committee, want only two votes in the full House — one on the GOP plan and one on their version Reagan, whose own tax recommendations are closer to the GOP plan, has urged the House to approve one of the two bills just to keep the tax reform movement alive That would allow the Senate to consider justed gross income, mat is near me uemocrais Din would make it more would allow tne senate to consider and expense Anti-war group to get Nobel Peace prize OSLO (AP) — A ceremony to organization, Drs Bernard Lown of side Oslo University’s richly leaders Leonid I award the Nobel Peace Prize to a the United States and Yevgeny decorated Aula Festival Hall as the Andropov and the measure next year. But if both bills die in the House the president said Monday in a letter to House members, “it is reasonable to suggest that tax reform might be dead’ for several years ” Leaders of both parties, who last week were doubting the future of the tax overhaul, now are predicting the Democratic plan will pass Either bill would, like Reagan's original plan, reduce individual and corporate tax rates significantly, increase the personal exemption and standard deduction, require profitable companies and wealthy individuals to pay some tax. and cut or kill many tax benefits 1920, when “Old Main’’ was begun, the state had second thoughts about its purpose and expense OSLO (AP) — A ceremony to award the Nobel Peace Prize to a controversial anti-war organization founded by American and Soviet physicians began today as demonstrators protested the award in icy streets outside. Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman Egil Aarvik said the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War was given the award for defending “the right to a life and a future for us all, for our children and our grandchildren ” In their prepared acceptance speeches, the co-presidents and founders of the five-year-old organization, Drs Bernard Lown of the United States and Yevgeny Chazov of the Soviet Union, attacked “the expansion of the arms race into space” and called for a nuclear test ban. The award came exactly one decade after the prize was given to Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov This year’s award has been criticized largely because Chazov signed a political attack on Sakharov, a human rights activist and nuclear weapons pioneer, in 1973. Hundreds of supporters of Sakharov and other Soviet dissidents demonstrated in frigid weather out side Oslo University’s richly decorated Aula Festival Hall as the 1985 presentation began The ambassadors of the United States. West Germany and Great Britain normally attend the presigious award ceremony, but planned to be out of Norway today on other business or vacations Their absences, although not officially linked to the award, were viewed in Oslo as demonstrations of unhappiness with the selection Lown, a professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health, and Chazov, a Soviet deputy health minister who attended the late Soviet leaders Leonid I Brezhnev. Yuri V Andropov and Konstantin U. Chernenko, accepted the award at a ceremony in Oslo on behalf of the 135.000-member organization At a heated news conference Monday. Lown and Chazov defended their organization against charges that it was too pro-Soviet Chazov sidestep ped questions on human rights and Lown defended his Soviet colleague The Nobel prizes, except for the more recent economics award, were established in the will of Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel They are awarded each Dec IO, the anniversary of Nobel s death in 1896 Bowen wants to boost Medicare benefits WASHINGTON 'AP) Otis R Bowen, the “country doc” chosen by President Reagan to head the Health and Human Services Department, says in his first statement since being nominated that Medicare should be expanded to cover the expense of catastrophic illnesses among the elderly In his first public appearance as secretary-designate, Bowen was to testify today before the Senate Finance Committee, which is considering his nomination But even before his appearance, Bowen broke new policy ground by proposing the Medicare expansion for coverage of catastrophic illnesses, both acute and chronic. The expansion would be paid for by increases in premiums and through the creation of investment plans called Individual Medical Accounts, not by new government spending “There can be no doubt that the cost of catastrophic health care is the No I concern of our nation’s elder ly,” Bowen said “One criteria for evaluating any nation is how well it responds to the needs and concerns of its elderly citizens.” Bowen was named by Reagan on Nov 7 as his choice to succeed Margaret M. Heckler as HHS secretary Mrs Heckler, at Reagan’s request, is leaving the post to become ambassador to Ireland In announcing the nomination, Reagan cited Bowen’s experience as a popular, tax-cutting governor of In diana and as a physician, including his 26 years of family practice in the small town of Bremen, Ind Bowen also was a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine But he also served as chairman of a presidential advisory council on Medicare, and some of the ideas he espoused there surfaced again on the eve of his confirmation hearings In an article written before his nomination and just published in the “FAH Review,” the magazine of the Federation of American Hospitals. Bowen proposed a major two-part program to extend Medicare coverage without increasing government costs. The first part would increase Medicare premiums by about $12 a month to provide full protection against catastrophic illness for older people Medicare now pays the full cost of only the first 60 days in a hospital Fees of $100 a day start on the 61st day. and a $200 per day charge starts on the 91st day After 150 days, the patient is responsible for the full cost Thus, old people are unprotected if they develop a catastrophic illness that requires lengthy hospitalization Between 65 percent and 70 percent of Medicare recipients now buy so called ‘ Medigap” supplemental insurance policies to cover that risk paying premiums ranging from $500 to $800 a year Bowen said his plan would provide equal or better coverage for far less money “Under this proposed system the costs of catastrophic care would be spread over all 28 million .Medicare beneficiaries,’ Bowen said Auditor: Home had cash flow problems SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A nursing home corporation charged in the murder of a patient paid for cars. trips, doctor bills, insurance premiums and more than $100,000 in salary and bonuses to its president in 1978, an auditor has testified Robert Gay, president of Autumn Hills Convalescent Centers Inc., is one of five defendants in the murder-by-neglect trial. The testimony Monday came from Howard Johnson, an accountant and investigator for the state attorney general’s office Johnson said he conducted an audit of the corporation from Jan I,to Nov 20. 1978, the day Elnora Breed died at an Autumn Hills facility. The audit showed Gay received a salary of $97,230, a dividend of $6,500 and an $18,000 bonus during that time period The corporation Gay and four other current and former Autumn Hills employees are charged in Breed’s death The prosecution claims Autumn Hills executives skimped on patient care so they could reap more profits from the nursing homes Johnson said his audit ot Autumn Hills finances showed Gay received $523,433 in salary and benefits. Those benefits, he said, included payments on and repair of five cars and a motor home Two of the vehicles were for Gay’s children, two for his wife and one for himself, Johnson said The cars, which included a Cadillac and a Mark V, cost the company $7,252, he said. The corporation also paid $2,028 for a deer lease for Gay and $6,000 for trips to Vancouver, British Columbia and Colorado for Gay and his family, the audit showed Gay also charged the company $1,600 for medical bills and more than $38,000 for insurance premiums for him and his wife The audit also showed the corpora tion made several payments benefitting other businesses owned by Gay For example, Johnson said Autumn Hills purchased a $150,000 certificate of deposit for Gay to use as collateral for a $200,000 loan to pay off debts on another business he owned “Did your audit show cash flow problems at Autumn Hills'”’ asked prosecutor Jim Vollers. • They had cash flow problems," Johnson replied The auditor said he based his con elusion on several findings Among them, he said was the fact that the corporation had to borrow money every month from January to November to meet the payroll Johnson said the audit also showed the company took out small loans ranging from $25,000 to $40,000 sixteen times during that period The corporation also paid $700,000 for interest on mortgages on nursing homes, he said f CHURCHY POIFH FRIED CHICKEN TODAY’S THOUGHTS! 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  • Albert Lee Thielman
  • Alfred Nobel
  • Andrei Sakharov
  • Aula Festival Hall
  • Bob Dietz
  • Daniel Weiss
  • Drs Bernard Lown
  • Dwaine Brown
  • Egil Aarvik
  • Eva Juanita Ray
  • Glenn Maloney
  • Glenn Richter
  • Howard Johnson
  • Ind Bowen
  • Jerry Castillo
  • Jim Vollers
  • Kenneth Dalton Brown
  • Kevin Brown
  • Konstantin U. Chernenko
  • Margaret M. Heckler
  • Otis R Bowen
  • Peter C. Myers
  • Philip Pro
  • Philip Sanders
  • Robert Gay
  • Robert Mcafee
  • Stan Cunningham
  • Steve Ricks
  • Vinicio Cerezo
  • Yevgeny Chazov
  • Yuri V Andropov

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 10, 1985

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