Tuesday, March 10, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas ComFund pickup J t police chief suspended clfetilatffig test week that Marion Police Chief Mike Eari had beeti suspended until a review of Job fcffofftiaflce can be made has now been according to duadalupe County District Attorney BudKifkendalL Both Marion Mayor Clarence Jackson and city attorney Robert Raetesch have declined comment on the matter as of presstime Kirkendail Monday revealed that his office is currently conducting the investigation involving who has been suspended with pay by city who was present at last weeks city council refused to comment he did ftftft a statement made by Jackson fallowing the councils executive session that Earl should be suspended pending a job fortnanee reconv mendation handed to the council by city attorney one Ufteenftfffigd stated that Earl had been suspended following allegations made by an unidentified man following a traffic accident in the Earl was contacted Monday af ternoon and explained that none of the city officials have indicated the reason he hs been but that it probably had to do with a recent wreck that Occurred in the Marion Earl was told Kirkendail would confer with him later after he obtains an attorney there are no indications of how long the in vestigation might They havent really told we he The chief said he is unaware of any formal charges at this They havent brought any charges that f know of at this Its really kind of Sn he said Ive never had anything like this happen to Im just amazed just cant believe the chief People can accuse you of anything and if they suspended an officer every time hes accused of the streets would be who has been police chief of two years and two served some 10 years in civilian law enforcement service and now will be replaced by reserve office Buddy Rutherford during the State prison board approves billion budget request Pat second from was the big winner of a new pickup following the 1987 Comal County Community Fund The truck was donated by Krueger Milt Ferguson Motor Becker Motor Company and Bluebonnet Names of all those on payroll deduction or those who pledged or more were eligible for the Pictured with Classen are Stan Tony Mudford and David all representing Com Photo by Leslie Panel backs increase in higher ed funds AUSTIN AP The House Ap propriations Committees efforts to write a balanced budget have been made about million more dif ficult by the House Higher Education The higher education panel Monday unanimously backed a proposed 198869 spending plan that would add that much to the plan backed by Appropriations Chairman Jim Rudds plan would pump about million back into state roughly the amount cut last The higher education panels plan adds another much of it for junior Wilhelmina DAustin and chairwoman of the higher education said a tax increase possibly the establish ment of a state income tax is needed to give state universities the money they She said the in creased spending is justifiable because higher education has had to take the brunt of the cuts in the last three But said the million increase is not Theres no room for he Everyone wants to pass the burden on to the appropriations They dont want the heat on They just figure Clements apologizes for role in SMU scandal AUSTIN APi Gov Bill calling the scandal surrounding cash given to Southern Methodist football players today apologized for his role in continuing those payments 1 am Clements said at a news In it is clear we were SMU is the victim of a system we should have stopped Clements said he and other members of the SMU Board of whom he still declined to erred in deciding to phase out the payments rather then stopping them immediately The NCAA has barred football at SMU for 1987 as a result of the im proper payments to the first imposition of the socalled death penally Clements has acknowledged he knew the payments were being made while SMU was on NCAA probation for previous violations who resigned as chairman of the SMU board before before sworn in as governor in said he svas unaware of the payments when he rejoined the board ni983 The cancer was widespread when pur investigators uncovered its full extent in When we discovered the we decided to phase the system he said Clements said he never personally made and he also insisted thai other members of the schools board of governors knew of and approved the continued Clements earlier statements that some SMU governors knew of the Continuing payments to players has been disputed by several board and the board last week asked him to name He didnt but said he expects those names to come These are people that occupy those positions on the board and have for some They are really part pf the problem at this point and not part of the Clements theyre going to have to make this Decision for 1 think that in course they Hjs voice occasionally CtemmtS said he brought the affair jo light test week because hs beUeved li was necessary to get SMU In the spirit of helping to ensure the truth is told and told I will provide the Methodist Churchs Bishops Committee the entire chronology as I recall he He laid out the chronology in the threepage statement presented at his weekly Capitol news conference Clements said he returned to ihe SMU board in January 1983 after he had been defeated in his bid for re election as governor of At that I knew nothing of the booster network and its system of payments to SMU football adding he became aware something was wrong in the fall of 1981 This is the key date to the entire affair For the first we began to understand the problem and start thinking in terms of a solution H was clear an investigation was necessary1 We meaning several members of the board and ad ministration found out boosters were making payments to some 26 Clements Shocked that such practices were appalled to find out through investigation that such a system had been established and ongoing since the we were determined to put an end to it and return to a system of full compliance and After much and much we chose a phaseout We did it reluctantly and but feeling this approach would be in the best in terest of the Dallas com the players and their Clements whatever they do is going to be redone in So theyre not even worrying about Theyre making friends and expecting us to do the dirty said Higher education committee member Tom DBay agreed with Delco that Texans would have to dip further into their pockets to fund the additional ap propriations recommended by the I think the people are willing to pay for whatever state services we whether its higher education or other he Speaker Gib who has predicted another tax bill in addition to the continuation of the current temporary taxes will be When you vote for that sizeable increase you hope they are It puts a strain on all the other areas of funding in the Lewis HUNTSVILLE AP A billion budget request approved by the Texas Board of Corrections in cludes money to build two maximum security prisons and five new trusty but the new facilities would not give the system enough beds to meet anticipated growth by Board members Tuesday approved the budget but they also voted to end the annual Texas Prison Rodeo if a private organization is not found within the next 90 days to take over financing of the 55year The budget request to the Legislature totals million in 1988 and million in compared to the million being spent this But despite the requested in Chairman Alfred Hughes said the system by then would be in worse condition than it is Were not even budgeting any dollars for any new salaries for prisons until he Were looking at a longterm Theres a lot of talk in the Legislature but we dont have one single cent now budgeted to build any new facilities that adds one person to our The request asks for million for two more maximum security prisons and million for five trusty The two prisons would add while the camps would add according to the budget request approved by the the department still would be more than beds short of projections of anticipated growth by No question about Hughes Were not saying were going to get We dont think its ap propriate for us to ask from the Legislature for what were pretty comfortable we cant Asked to assess the prison system by he replied I think well probably be in worse The request also seeks about million each year for payments to released inmates and projects the release of inmates each We went with a budget we felt we needed to Hughes If the Legislature gives it to well have the If they dont give us the then the federal courts will come in and take over and run our prisons and charge the state for Texas already is operating its prisons under a court order among other resulted in limiting the inmate population to 95 percent of capacity to ease For the past five the 26unit system has been open to new ad missions only two days a week because the population has exceeded that 95 percent The prisons were reopening repeating the recent after the release of hundreds of inmates over the The population taken at midnight Sunday and released Monday af ternoon totaled or percent pf TDC spokesman David Nunnelee That number was 425 under the 95 percent Nunnelee said the prison system Supporting children Jean president of Preceptor Rho chapter of Beta Sigma presented the Comal County Child Welfare Board a check for to go toward the funding of a childrens shelter in New In Barry president of the Child Welfare Preceptor Rho a certificate for their Photo by Leslie HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONSTUDY it piw ig mftcii tot ttss Oflpe gff will jaoyf fBrvanL h tritfta Individuals between the ages of 21 C with mild to moderate high blood pressure are needed for a clinical study on a new Partieipanti will be If please eall owt WEDDINGS BALI MiniBlinds tp IOQK fOg IN SUMOS 60 7 Best Colors Rhoads Interiors could be closed again by the endof the working day Wednesday if it receives the usual large number of new said he saw no end to the repeated opening and closing of the We wont see it until the Legislature funds us money to new he The state has until April 1 to show District Judge William Wayne Justice that it should not be fined nearly million a day for failing to comply with reforms he has State attorneys next week will be appealing the contempt fines to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New I think were in pretty good except for Hughes noting that the department was negotiating with the University of Texas Medical Branch to take over the prison systems medical Weve done everything we he Weve shown to the courts weve made giant steps toward the rodeo demise was an easy decision because the department has so many more pressing Hughes Wed like to keep it here but we didnt see much support among the local he The which has put some million into the prison education and recreation fund over the past 10 never has posted a loss in recent said rodeo director Jay 10 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