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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sonics win Page 10 1 Page 6 New Braunfels New Texas One 16 Pages Ztitung 129 Thursday July 25 Cents Stammtisch The photograph to the right is very The man is drowned in a river that is at this time dangerous for experienced river more so for casual Our hope is that people seeing this photograph and reading this story will understand better the need for prudent recreation ac tivities until the level of Canyon Lake is down to where its prime function is possible that of flood There are supervised raft trips down the Guadalupe but unfortunately inner tubes and light flotation devices simply are not sufficient at this There has been such an abundance of publicity about river conditions that anyone venturing into the flow without partners and appropriate safety precautions should know they are taking a The HeraMZeitungS offices will be closed July in ob servance of Independence Day and to allow our employees a We will be open for business at July A few additional folks and such were omitted from the list of con tributors to Project Graduation published in yesterdays The additional supporters of the very fine and successful project include Sepco Foods and John New Braunfeis Noon Lions New Braunfels National New Braunfels Optimist Holy Family Catholic Trium phant Lutheran Bracken Methodist Guadalupe Valley Telephone The Picture Show and New Braunfels A West German activist named Berthoki whose letter in opposition to the death penalty in United States ran a few weeks has written to the newspaper We quote Many people in many countries are looking at the with great when it is very often fighting with all energy for the Human flights throughout the It is all the more difficult to understand that in many states sict still or again laws are existing that provide for the death penalty Most European and civilized countries have signed or ratified the Convention on Human have consequently abolished the death would sure interest me very much what your readers think about this this is from a guy whose country wont extradite a Moslem terrorist who is alleged to be responsible for murdering an American seaman aboard a com mercial airliner pirated to There are 37 dead Americans because of an Iraqi mistake ami governmentincited Panamanians are stoning our Japanese and Norwegian firms sell our most sophisticated submarine silencing technology to the Soviet hordes of Germans protest about our missies there while their government says please dont pull Our president is greeted with the ageold Yankee Go Home placards in We thought about sending this guy clippings of stories about Henry Lee Ray Jerry Berthold wants to know how we can in good conscience execute people who sodomize and then murder our If you want to let Berthold know how you oppose or support the death penalty in the United States of his address is 6550 Bad Kreuzmach Monchstrasse West or you can call him at 0671 Its gonna be a hot time in the old town this Partly cloudy skies with hot afternoons are forecast throughout the weekend witli southerly winds about 10 highs in the 90s and lows in the Find a shady tree and enjoy the celebration of Thf Menu Jim and Clyde Booth of Doep penschrnidt Funeral Home prepare to move the body of an unidentified man found in the Guadalupe River Wednesday Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard looks Photo by Deryl Clark Jury imposes life sentence on Cabello appeal pending By DAVID MAY Staff Writer District Attorney William Schroeder applauded a jurys decision Wednesday to impose a life sentence for convicted armed robber Eddie while Cabellos attorney called the outcome disappointing and gave notice of appeal on behalf of the Aa testimony in the sentencing hearing Schrwder asked jurors for a life sentence for who on Tuesday was found guilty by jury after less than an hour of deliberations on charges of aggravated The jury also assessed Cabello a fine of It is important that the jury felt the same way I said They were willing to do the job and they did a good of San was a codefendant in the robbery and shooting last September of con venience store clerk Robert Another defen Steven Jerome testified for the slate in exchange for a sixyear sentence on similar A third man implicated during the twoday Anon also of San is still at large and sought by Because the sentence is of an aggravated Cabello will have to serve a minimum of 20 years before given parole according to Mike Roach with the State Board of Pardons and During the sentencing it was noted that Cabello had recently been convicted for murder in Bexar for which he drew an 18year prison and aggravated robbery in Nueces where he received a sixyear None of the im posed prison terms are scheduled to run concurrently and parole on the life sentence is considered separate from the other Absolutely this was a very bad fellow and we needed to get him off the said the district He said jurors must have believed the states case was solid because they imposed a lengthy prison who did not testify during his took the stand Wednesday and said Alexander was the one who actually shot Neely in the stores driveway as Neely tried to He said Alexander had left the car and was being a Cabello said that when Neely ran Alexander shot him once in the Alexander testified that he had stayed in the car and when the two Cabello said the attendant did not do as he was told so he blew meaning he shot Cabello was identified by Neely as having put a smallcaliber automatic weapon within inches of his forehead and pulling the The gun apparently had not been cocked and did not fire and Neely said he saw that as his opportunity to flee the inside of the See Page 2 NBs Fourth of July fete a doodle dandy dancers a fireworks display will make this Fourth of July in New Braunfels a Yankee Doodle Festivities begin at 10 with a parade starting at Sophienburg Museum featuring Antique and Classis along with antique bicycles riden by the Stratemann family and The parade route will be down San Antonio around the plaza and into 1arida Park to area the presentation of colors will be made by New Braunfels High Schools Marine Corps Junior ROTC with the Community Band under the direction of Alien Tieken playing the national anthem to be sung by Kenneth The Barbershoppers will then serenade with a medley of patriotic To be recognized during the festivities wiU be the early mem bers and wives who served in the 133rd field 36th infantry division of the Texas National The division was formed on Apry under the command of Tinsiey Parade goers Saturday morning seeking refreshments will find cakes and cookies on sale in the parking lot of New Braunfels provided by Teen Con Other activities scheduled for the Fourth at Landa Park include 10 fishing tournament H canoe races for kids 45 Mariachi Cardenas Band 56 Seven Dutchmen Band 67 Tessa The Town balloon tying show Ballet Folklorico Infantil Dancers 9 Fireworks syn chronized musically on KNBT The 111yearold tradition of a fireworks display was kept alive this year after local Jaycees and other community groups spearheaded a funding drive that in just more than a month raised the The annual extravaganza was in jeopardy when New Braunfels City Council was forced to delete its funding sfeare of the display during midyear budget amend Not to be denied Americas ntb New Unidentified body is found Authorities believe remains maynot be those of missing Converse Coroners report is pending Compiled from Staff and Correspondent Reports The body of an unidentified man was found Wednesday evening by canoeists about one quarter of a mile north of the Rebecca Creek Crossing on the upper Guadalupe The finding of the body was in conjunction with the search for Sean Lannon of Converse whose body has been missing in the river since late Sunday afternoon when he reportedly slipped off his rubber tube and was washed down the Searchers for Lannon hope that they have found his but authorities question whether the remains are that of who has been missing only 72 Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Smith says he believes that the level of decom position indicates the body found had been submerged for as long as two Smith says he is waiting for the autopsy report from the Travis County Medical Examiners office in Austin before positive identification can be Smith is reluctant to say the body is not You just cant say what a body will They all act Smith Sean Lannon is described as five 10 inches in 150 dark brown and brown He was reported to have been wearing aqua colored shorts with a black stripe and white tennis The Caucasian male body found wore white tennis shoes and blue See Page 2 Animal control has greater problems than one dog fight By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Comal County Animal Control Officer Olen Elliott said a dog that fought with four other dogs Sunday before the owner of the four canines shot the owner of the lone animal was defending its The incident has left two people with injuries and prompted Elliott to say a bigger problem for him is that packs of dogs running loose in the county have attacked livestock and make the dogs involved in the fight look like If there hadnt been gunshots it would have been very said Elliott Wednesday He said he was instructed to pick up the animal described as a halfbreed pit bull terrier for what he thought was to be evidence against William Ar thur Thompson of Spring As it turns the dog was examined by a veterinarian and was to be returned to its Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers said the case is a matter for the animal control warden and that his office is not involved in any action regarding any of the a resident of Cypress is free from Comal County Jail after posting a bond for aggravated He is charged with shooting Calvin Ritchie outside a convenience store with a Ritchie suffered wounds to his upper left A identified as a tenant of suffered a broken jaw when Thompson reportedly hit her with the butt of his The feud between Thompson and Ritchie erupted Sunday night when Thompsons wife was walking their four According to statements by Ritchie and Comal County Thompson and her dogs were on Ritchies property when his halfpit who has been allowed to run freely on See Page 2 Braunfelers reached into their pockets and found the Acting Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn said he hopes most people will take in the fireworks display in Landa Park rather than discharging their but asks those with their own fireworks to take them outside city limits in sparse vegetation with adult Discharging fireworks in the city limits is against city ordinance and is punishable upon conviction in Municipal Court by a fine of up to per That means each firecracker could costs you if the judge so said We will be patroling the neighborhoods on the for people setting off fireworks in the He said some people may have a misconception that with recent vegetation is not likely to He said that is true of the tops of green but underneath is dry vegetation that will jjurn be He suggested NBISD trustee joins school funding rally NBISD Trustee Jean Ward joined a large group of educators and education supporters in Austin Tuesday for a rally on the Capitol grounds to remind legislators that education is their number one Despite the New Braunfels ISD trustees recent action to fund the school system through the next a retired said she is still worried about the future of education I wanted to go to show It was really to support education and tell legislators not to reduce education the trustee Bill Hobby along with important figures in Texas education turned out to speak at the Ward added that several state representatives and senators just now are beginning to realize that cuts in the education founding simply push responsibility for financing onjo local school State government mandated expensive education programs during the reform steps of a few years Ward said she f ears tlmt funding is NBISD will be forced to pick up the tab for those The local board of trustees Monday passed the districts largest budget in history and increased taxes to 97 cents per NBISD ad rninistrators said state govern ment already has shifted a much larger portion of funding onto the shoulders of local districts and the future is NBISD finance director Lpnnie Curtis has said the district will survive the coming year even if state funding is reduced but beyond that the district could be forced to make serious spending Its a difficult situation tfajt the legislators It is a big Ward said todayi She added that it remains to be seen whether the rally cj its goal of reminding legislators of the imppTtanef of education Ward addjd that ttirf gsre rumors of a second special session of the to a session would leave the of for edjicaiiojj in would keep everyone high
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