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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Schertz man arrested as counterfeiter New Texas January ByJOHNKASTNER Correspondent The biggest counterfeit scheme ever to hit the small County town of has led to the arrest a 26yearold Schertz resident here Arrested at his home and charged with counterfeiting and conspiracy to was Michall of 517 Mitchell the fourth suspect to be arrested in the last two is believed to be the kingpin in a scheme that netted a twosided counterfeit bill copier used to get coins from money changing According to Treasury special agent Ed the scheme is the first in the history of Schertz and apparently had been in the planning stages for some Neighbors and friends of the suspect said he has had money problems and reportedly is Douglas remains in the Bexar County Jail after Magistrate Dan Naranjo denied The defendant faces a detention hearing later this Arrested and charged earlier this month were Gerald 35 his Cassie 24 and Jimmy Stover all of New Comal County Jail not overcrowded in the state prison system has not posed any problems for Comal County jail although it has reportedly forced officials in Bexar County to consider the release of prisoners by reducing On the Texas prison system reached 95 percent forcing it to refuse to take prisoners until enough inmates were released to keep the capacity just under the maximum Prison doors reopened Comal County jail administrator Walt Sumner said that one prisoner was transferred from Comal County to Texas Department of Corrections last week and was He noted that there may be as many as two prisoners to be tran sferred to the facility next We dont know if they will be accepted or he Prisoners are taken to TDC quarters in Austin on their way to one of the states Should the system refuse to accept a prisoner because of population the county would then retain the prisoners until transfer is Prisoner population at the countys jail is certainly not a Sumner said the facility can ac comodate 148 prisoners and currently is holding Panel seeking exemplary legal fees limit AUSTIN AP A special legislative study committee wants to put a cap on court judgments and attorneys fees as a means of easing the liability insurance which the committee says was caused in part by the Texas Supreme We are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the crisis is Grant and Mike cochairmen of the Joint Committee on Liability Insurance and Tort said in a joint It is causing tremendous harm to health governmental and charitable activities in they told a news The committee made a 245page report to the Legislature Thursday after a yearlong The report was signed by eight of the 10 com mittee Kent said a minority report would be made Jones and Toomey said they found no single cause for the but problems uncovered in the study must be attacked on three fronts tort law insurance law reform and stronger medical The study produced conclusive evidence that fundamental changes in tort law over the past several largely through decisions by the Texas Supreme have eroded the ability of insurers to accurately predict the frequency and magnitude of their the statement Toomey told reporters he felt the time had come to find out which body makes law in People must decide whether its the Legislature or five men on the Supreme Court who make the The majority report said damage awards in personal injury suits should be limited to for non economic losses such as suf fering and mental It recommended no limit on measurable losses in personal injury including medical bills and lost The report urged that state law be changed to limit punitive damages to or three times the actual economic whichever is The person filing the suit would get 25 percent of punitive his attorney 25 percent and the state 50 A plaintiffs attorney would be able to charge a fee limited to 40 percent of the first percent of the second 25 percent of the next and 10 percent of any amount over The majority report made 30 recommendations for changes in state tort laws laws which govern civil suits brought by an injured person against an alleged It also recommended 22 changes in insurance laws and four changes to strengthen authority of the Texas Board of Medical Caperton said earlier a minority report would oppose any tort law He said the minority report will say the investigation found little support for the argument that liability in surance rates were driven up by increased numbers of lawsuits and an increase in judgments awarded to Chicken Fest draws ire illegal say some profitable say others LA Texas AP The notorious Chicken closing of which in the early 1970s was immortalized on stage and film in The Best Little Whorehouse in is once again ruffling feathers in this small The flurry this time is sparked by a plan to commemorate the famous bordello by selling 45 million squareinch plots of ground around the original by building a museum to tell its history and staging an annual Chicken Fest on Memorial Mayor Charlie Jungmichel called the plan a slap in the face to the people in our The city led by and the La Grange Ministerial Association are opposing what they consider an inappropriate proposal to glorify a The two groups are urging residents in a published statement to join in openly and strongly opposing this blight on our our families and the generation to Thomas president of the Chamber of said he can understand why some think the Chicken Ranch gives a bad name to a com but his group is endorsing the Some 65 members voted in favor of participating in the festival in a recent poll and 41 were Fayette County Commissioner Dan Beck said the commissioners have not taken a stand on the issue and he has no problem with the project as long as it is legal and conducted with As was the case when KTRKTVs Marvin Zindler forced the shutdown of the brothel that operated virtually undisturbed for about 130 years near many residents seem reluctant to discuss the con But Todd president of The Original Chicken Ranch and seller of the squareinch plots of defends his chiding his op ponents for not being as vocal when the bordello was He said the county commissioners court strongly supported him when he first came up with his plans for the site of the Chicken so named because chickens were accepted as payment for services during the The Chicken Fest is scheduled to have name entertainers and events including a barbecue cookoff with a Those who bought the tiny plots of lands will be given free Hoffman threatened to take his Chicken Fest and its economic benefits elsewhere if the mayor and ministers stay Were not interested in the Jungmichel I think our morals are a little better than He said many of the opponents to Hoffmans plan also were against the bordello when it was Monsignor Harry head of the ministers said many in the area have ex pressed support for opposing any attempt to memorialize or otherwise celebrate the existence of an immoral and illegal house of Immediate Notice of IMPORTANT ORIENTAL AUCTION No Minimum No Reserve China we Commissioned to liquidate the total inventory of China Trade All merchandise of top quality taken directly from the Houston warehouse Loeitlon Holiday Jnn New Braunfels 1051 IH 35 Seguin Exit Time 24th Sharp Prtvitw one hour prior to tht Included in this spaciai auction sale are Hunf4reds of highly w WW OF ABT FROM AH toS of ORIINTAi laequer stoneWai4 oW if palace m bowl mmy of all JEWELRY of all gemstones H K Pssfc Check Gar u tar 3339 Hancock TX 78731 512 New Braunfels High School horremaking cottage caves in beneath a bulldozers blade as school ad DERYL ministration makes way for parking termites biting the dust The New Braunfels ISO is paving an historic site to put up a parking Work crews began tearing down the old New Braunfels High School homemaking built in to make way for a new parking lot to serve school district employees working in the Education Center and the tax With the city ordinance saying we have to have so many parking spaces per office we need that space for said Lonnie NBISDs finance To meet city you have to provide so many parking There is no other place to put School district employees have been parking along the street and behind the Education The old building at 431 West Mill served as the administration offices for the school district until early December when employees moved across the street and into the newly renovated Education Curtis said administrators discussed the possibility of moving the old building but decided that would not be cost Ter over the have pretty well gutted the he Curtis added that crews will begin putting in a parking lot as soon as He said the lot will be torn up for some time depending on work should be completed within a few Texas Ranger die in shootout child okay HORSESHOE Texas i AP i A Texas Ranger was shot to death and an unidentified man died in a shootout as officers attempted to arrest a man suspected in two separate authorities said During the shootout Thursday a 2yearold kidnapped child was found safe and and the body of an abducted maid was later discovered in a boat house nearby in this lakeside resort said David a Texas Department of Public Safety Ranger Stan of Brady died in a Burnet hospital late Thursday Wells said early this Guffey was the first Ranger to be killed in the line of duty since Wells He said the kidnapping suspect died at the scene of the shooting on Lake Lyndon Johnson west of Marble Officers discovered the body of Denise a livein maid at the home of and Bill Whitehead of Horseshoe identiifed as parents of the child who had also been The woman had been missing for about a Wells The Kara Let had been kidnapped earlier Thursday from a home llr There had been telephone calls demanding ransom in kidnapping of the Wells Further details WOT not immediately available concerning the ransom Wells said Guffey and Ranger John of were involved with other officers in a stakeout near a home at the time of the Wells said the Rangers were hidiim in the back seat of an automobile in which the suspect was about to al tempt to use as a getaway The man placed the child in the front seal of the car and then ap parently saw the Rangers and fired at striking him in the Wells The spokesman said Aycock grabbed the child from the front seat and placed her behind him to shield the child from the Aycock then returned the striking the Wells He said officers were not able to immediately determine many shots were Wells said that although there were other officers in the they were not involved in the Guffey was rushed to Slieppard Hospital at where he was pronounced Wells Officers then began searching the area around the It was then that they located the body of the maid in a boat house at the rear of a home near the shootout They estimated she had been dead for about two Wells said the investigation began about a week auo when the maid was Other agencies involved in the investigation included the DPS Criminal Intelligence the Llano County Sheriffs office and the Marble Falls Police Guffey had been with DPS since 1968 and became a Ranger in 1979 after serving with the Texas Highway Krueger has ORE A 71Y REDUCED THE PRICE of this 1987 Chevy Cavalier Cavalier RS 2ar Coupe 995 Ki p if ll retail GREATLY REDUCED PRICE Limited Time Sole Freight Included title license documentary fee all This 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe includes EFI Automatic Transmission Auxiliary Lighting t Power Door Locks Tinted Gloss Power Trunk Opener Carpet front rear tBlack Wheel Opening Rocker Panel Moulding Door Edge Guards t Intermittent Wipers Air Conditioning Sport Mirrors t Speed Control Tilt Wheel HP Battery t Stereo Radio Over 25 Cavaliers to Choose From VISIT KRUBGEBS SHOWROOM TO SEE THE CAVAWER ANP 4LkTBE 1987 CBEVYS RUEGER 386 San Antonio New Brawifels 1625M5l Direct Une from Sm Antonio Direct Line from Canyon Lake 9643451 HvraldZeitung USPS 377800 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