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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Waitin for a friend New Texas January Killer gets death stay AUSTIN AP The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution Wednesday for convicted killer Johnny Ray The appeals court sent the case back to the trial court for an evidentiary hearing which must be held within 45 said a clerk who declined to give her Andersons Louis Dugas of asked for a stay on the grounds of Ineffective counsel and that Anderson is presently The death row inmate was scheduled to die by injection before dawn Dugas also claimed that the death penalty is cruel and unusual because the condemned are killed behind closed doors In the middle of the If executions are to take place they should take place in the county of conviction and be witnessed by the public if they are to attempt to act as a determents to said a writ of habeas corpus filed by was convicted in the October 1981 executionstyle slaying of his Ronald Gene of in a scheme to collect in insurance Evidence showed Anderson shot Goode three times on a deserted Beaumont Andersons Laura Lee Anderson also was convicted of taking part in the murder scheme and was sentenced to life in Andersons Rowena was tried and found innocent of a murder charge after her son was A neighbor of the Delvin was originally indicted for capital murder in Goodes death but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of murder in ex change for a 50year prison He testified against Part of an appeal filed by Dugas contends that Ander sons mother was prohibited from testifying for him at his trial because she feared Included in the appeal is an affidavit by Anderson that her son was home the night Goode was Jurors also never heard testimony that Anderson was a special education student who dropped out of school after the sixth grade and never learned to read or the ap peal On State District Judge Larry who presided over Andersons turned down the Mike Burrow stops by the New Braunfels Utilities driveup window to pay his bill while his dog Flash Flash runs alongside the LESLIE Photographer motorcycle and sometimes sits in the passengers seat Judge rules against donations ordinance Cost of plates gas tax up EL PASO AP Stylish motorists cringing from the higher gasoline tax that takes effect Thursday may take some solace in the knowledge that their vanity license plates will be a little Those who want to give their bumpers a special touch will pay for personalized license plates starting down from The money will probably go toward the 5centspergallon gasoline tax hike that the Legislature adopted in special Customs plates were once so popular that Texas in creased the price from to But that adopted in August 1984 as a way to boost said Jimmy El Paso County tax assessor and Thats when people stopped buying said Flora director of the automobile department in the El Paso County Tax At the we had about personalized plates in El Of only were The fee pays only for the license which are made by inmates at the state prison in Motorists must also pay the registration fee for 1985 and newer models for 198284 models and for 1981 and older To get a personalized license people have to send the application with a check or money order for to the state Motor Vehicle Division in Lopez Application forms for vanity plates have spaces for a first and two alternate choices in case the desired inscrip tion already has been assigned to someone Plates can display up to eight including punctuation marks and For motorcycles and the limit is seven Obscene plates will not be issued by the which screens all Dolores James of El Paso has a vanity plate that says OOOPS It explains a lot of she When you make a wrong turn or park in the wrong place and somebody gets their nose out of EL PASO AP City Council voted to appeal a judges ruling that an ordinance requiring organizations to tell donors how much of their con tributions will actually go to charity is State District Judge Edward Mar sided with the El Paso who had objected to that require a key provision in the citys Charitable Solicitation The Jaycees and the professional fundraising company they Garbino and Johns of argued that making the disclosure would hamper their efforts to raise money for the Jaycees annual childrens film In its 1985 festival Gar bino and Johns raised of which or went directly to the The remain ing or went to pay the companys fees and ex About 75 percent of the money rais ed in the 1986 campaign would also go toward fundraising the Jaycees Last the city went to court to halt the Jaycees fund raising drive and seek a ruling on the legality of the Texas Attorney General Jim Mad dox joined the saying the disclosure provision is necessary to protect consumers from unscrupulous fundraising The state also contended that a high fundraising fee betrays the ex pectations of donors who believe their contribution will primarily be used to benefit the charitable pur There is an element of deception when only a small fraction of the money raised goes to the states case adding that the Jaycees allegedly engaged in a number of misleading or deceptive The Jaycees denied that their fund raising efforts were misleading or deceptive and cited the testimony of Kerry a member of the citys Charitable Solicitation who said the disclosure requirement is Ellison also said he thought at first that 75 percent of the money raised would leaveEl when in fact most of it would remain in the city in Social Security rises percent Happy New Year Randow Electric 6254662 932 Countv Line Road WASHINGTON AP The new year is bringing a percent benefit increase to the nations 37 million Social Security and an end to the temporary vacation from the payroll tax for the million af fluent Americans who paid the max imum levy in It took earnings of or more this year to earn a respite from the Social Security But in the more affluent tax payers will not get to restart the vacation from the tax until they have earned or Although the tax rate remains un changed at the increase in the wage ceiling to means the maximum tax on employees will rise to That is or more than this years top tax of Employers pay the same fThe selfemployed pay a per cent tax for Social Security and Medicare That rate does not change in but the maximum for those earning or will climb by to The systems beneficiaries will find the percent raise in the checks delivered on Saturday or deposited directly into their bank ac They have been sent notices of the The average monthly benefit for retired workers will rise by to For an elderly the average payment will go up by to But most of the elderly will find their take home pay from the retirement program going up even less than because they will be charged more each month for Medicare coverage starting The monthly charge for Part B coverage of which pays some doctor bills and other outof hospital is jumping from to on percent in And Medicare patients will have to pay out of their own pockets for their first day in the hospital in That is up by or from The benefit announced in Oc matches the increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 1985 through the third quarter of It is the smallest since Social Security was linked to the CPI in The maximum Social Security benefit for someone retiring in 1987 at age 65 will be up by from Social Security beneficiaries would have gotten no increase at all had not Congress and President Reagan amended the law to eliminate a trig ger that allowed benefit hikes only when inflation was 3 percent or Beneficiaries got a percent in crease last January and percent in both of the two previous Benefits are rounded down to the next which means most peo ple wind up with an increase slightly smaller than Social Security beneficiaries younger than 65 will be able to earn without losing benefits in up from Those aged 65 through 69 will be able to earn without up from There is no earnings penalty for those 70 and The nearly 4 million blind or disabled people who draw Sup plemental Security Income welfare payments also are getting a per cent increase in their which go out That boosts the max imum federal SSI payment for an in dividual to a a in JANUARY FLORSHEIM Shoes Nevada Eton Como to Huntsfees lawyer have creditors upset DALLAS AP Some creditors of the financiallytroubled Hunt brothers are not too happy about the fees charged by the Hunts law Placid Oil and other Hunt pro perties filed tor protection under federal bankruptcy laws last sum The three Nelson William Herbert and Lamar also are suing 23 creditor banks for refusing to restructure their bUlton in Stephen a Houston was retained earlier this month by the Hunts to pursue their billion lawsuit against the Court dftevwaents show that lees for him aiMi 23 other attorneys will range from f 100 to w how with a 50 premium fe The federal government considers a Wsk said Grovef Hartt of the Justice Departments tax which represents the In ternal Revenue another Hunt The IRS filed an objec tion to the Michael a Houston at torney representing some of the unsecured creditors of the said his firm is considering filing an Were looking at that fee arrange Gary a part ner with said it isnt unusual for law firms to charge premiums in such He said the Hunt case will force the firm to refer regular clients to other lawyers and turn away But Carl managing partner at Gardere and Wynne in called Susnwis tees Wgber Uiaja the prevailing rale for flretdass trial lawyers in or even New Styles Listed eca Mens Nylon Velour 99A99 to Sport Shirts IQ99 Long Short Sleeve Over 75 to Choose From to Select Group Ladies Coats Kashmiricle Hurry While They LastOnly 19 Mens Rugbys By John Henry Luxurious Soft Fleece Lined Logo Sweat Shirts Red on White suuatchn Indian Graphic Sweat Shirts of ou Jog Suits By Oscar De Le Renta Ladies Shoes By Penaljo to Price Purses By VaJem Barad All Fabric Tapestry 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