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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas December P0003A Briefly Babysitter gets life sentence DALLAS AP Giving a life sentence to a man who posed as a woman babysitter and plunged a 4monthold Into scalding water shows an expression of community a pro secutor Richard Arthur a 29 yearold transvestite who said he accidentally spilled hot water for pasta noodles on the was sentenced Thursday to a Texas Tf fXO IIMI w H maximum life In prison and fined after the jury deliberated less than an He was convicted of Injury to a child on The infant later died of his Money available to victims AUSTIN AP A total of million is currently available to help compensate Texans who fall victim to according to state The money comes through the Crime Victims Com pensation a law that took effect in 1980 to help ease the financial stress Imposed on crime The funds help make up for lost pay medical provide for counseling and other ser The Industrial Accident which ad ministers the can award up to per with a maximum award of per The funds are collected in the courts by assessing additional court costs on convicted Mark White said Thursday that the board paid more than million in benefits to victims and their families during the 1985 fiscal Special decorations Rebecca Sullivans early childhood class from La mar Elementary had a special project when they traveled to the NBISD offices to decorate the administration Christmas tree with ornaments made by kindergarten and special education classes at La Sullivan holds Jacob Wesdick up to the tree to put a decoration Safecracking ring broken HOUSTON AP Houston police have discovered a safecracklng ring believed responsible for the theft of more than million in cash and other Items in Texas and The believed to involve as many as 20 may be the largest In Houston police A special Harris County grand jury has issued seal ed indictments against the ring but their names have not been Members of the ring would break into a business after dismantling alarm then go through a roof or an adjoining said Houston police Once they would pry safes open or take smaller safes with Turner said the burglars monitored police radios to keep track of law enforcement officers and used their own twoway radios to communicate with lookouts posted outside the buildings being Houston loot totaled an estimated he with the ring believed responsible for other similar in cidents in San Antonio and Baton Onepound baby survives SAN Texas AP A 1ounce premature baby born with only six tablespoons of blood has survived and gone home with her officials at Medical Center Hospital The infant was delivered 13 and is the smallest ever to be born and survive at the records The Christina Miracle left the hospital Wednesday with her The infant weighed The Patricia said the babys name means Christ in a Doctors said the baby may have some loss of vision due to her premature pediatrician Marilyn Escobedo said she is healthy and Doctors said the baby was Vk months premature and was smaller than a twopound bag of sugar at Womans will stirs trouble DALLAS AP When Gary Joe Lewis visited Elizabeth he only hoped to buy property owned by the aging Lewis found a friend in the slightly eccentric lady who kept her dearest belongings in a paper bag and never let it out of her Lewis may also end up with more than for his The seemingly impoverished Dallas woman left behind a handwritten will and addenda bequeathing million one that includes Whether anyone will get to keep any of the fortune is currently being debated in a Dallas probate court after several cousins of the woman contested the She was usually seen in one of two dresses and ten nis shoes and went about in public dirty from her fre quent acquaintances 9yearold dies in scouting accident Texas AP A 9yearold boy died after a table he was stacking during a Cub Scout meeting at a school fell on authorities Brian Domzalski died Wednesday night of severe head injuries suffered when the table fell and crushed Harris County medical examiner investigators said Webber dies of heart attack HOUSTON AP Frank dean of the University of Texas medical died Thurs day of an apparent heart He was Webber was appointed head of the school in He was a former president of the Harris County Medical Society and former vice president of the Texas Medical Services were scheduled for Saturday in Webber is survived by his wife and three Presidents commission works on recreation plan AUSTIN AP An increasing number of Americans are finding more ways to get a trend that has created a shortage of recrea tion according to a member of a presidential We must find resources for Its a but it can be said Wilbur New Hamp shires parks and recreation direc New such as the use of allterrain have become a major LaPage The New Hampshire official is on the Presidents Commission on American which will report to President Reagan in December after a yearlong The 15member panel spent Thursday in listening to testimony and looking at local The demand has The actual resource has Right its out of said a com mission member whose products have made thousands of trips into the Sheldon is the chair man of the Col eman bestknown for its camp ing The purpose of the commission is to bring a blueprint if Will bring about national and state and local recreation facilities to take care of the American Col eman A growing including people who are enjoying relatively new has caused a recrea tion area The panel is ex pected to offer an updated version of a 1962 congressional commission report that shaped recreation pro grams for 20 Recreation has changed significantly since according to the current Bicycling and camping have increased 500 Skiing is up 65 Activities virtually unknown in 1960 rockclimbing and Whitewater and windsurf ing now attract millions of fun according to a commission John president of the private Texas State Parks and Recreation said money for more parks could be raised by taxing recreation equipment used in all kinds of similar to existing taxes on hunting and Its inequitable to require boaters and fishermen to pay such a tax while those who pur sue other recreations are not re quired to do Crompton White not convinced about 55 mph speeds AUSTIN AP While fine for city the 55 mph speed limit may be putting motorists to sleep on lonely rural Mark White That speed limit works well in the urban areas and not well in the more remote parts of our White said He said the lifesaving aspects of 55 mph have been proven on crowded city but that it might even be dangerous on emp ty rural There are some areas in the in terestate highway system in the rural parts of Texas that the 55 mph speed 1 cannot be demonstrated to show signifi cant safety increases and might be decreases because it lulls peo ple to he told his weekly news The national 55 mph speed limit was enacted during the 1970s to help conserve Since it took several studies have shown significant reductions in the number of lives lost to traffic In the urban obviously the 55 mph speed limit saves lives and 1 dont think it diminishes dramatically the time to drive from home to the job and White Oil price drop wont be devastating AUSTIN AP The decision by OPEC ministers to let oil prices fall below current levels shouldnt dramatically affect Texas oil and gas severance tax state of ficials Mark White told his Thursday news conference that the price reduc tions still are higher than the estimates used in preparing the cur rent state government 1 dont think theres anything to be alarmed about at this White members of the Organiza tion of Petroleum Exporting Coun tries agreed to abandon attempts to control world oil prices through cuts in The 13nation group also decided to give up its defense of the current per barrel instead seeking to protect a share of the world market but cutting its Dale director of revenue estimates for the state comptrollers said the action was Craymer said oil companies ap parently also anticipated the OPEC as evidenced by a decrease in Drilling activity is way down right now from what it normally is at this time of he City of New Braunfels Comal County PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday 14 AM Comal County Fairgrounds EYE OPENERS By Henry Hull HEADACHES A recent professional study indicates that 50 percent of the patients who seek optometric care suiter from Many are the result of eye To determine whether your headaches are caused by stress while poor visual or routine uncorricted make sure that the doctor is aware of when the headaches where the pain the frequency of the headaches and how long they and any warn ing signals that a headache is about to Are your headaches pre cipitated by reading or sunlight Are you taking medication Have you been injured recently If your headaches are often a change of prescription a first pair of glasses or sunglassestor specific seeing stop the If your optometrist finds that your headaches are not you will be referred for further testing by the appropriate Imigtt to yw ctramotty by Hairy 147 Frtfericksliurg Sponsored By The Downtown Association
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