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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Mew Texas Texas briefs TDC etosed four days in a row Texas AP the Texas prison system remained closed today for the fourth con secutive working day after the inmate population rose over a slatemandated 95 percent a prison spokesman Prison doors have been closed to new inmates since last Texas Department of Corrections spokesman Charles Brown The department does not accept new inmates on he The inmate population at midnight Sunday and an nounced Monday afternoon was or percent 284 over the Brown About 214 in mates were being released he The earliest new inmates will be accepted is Wednes Brown Mondays closure is the 18th this year for the Texas prison the nations third largest behind Califor nia and New Earlier this the department was operating under an openandshut cycle of being open two days and closed the rest of the Smuggler held Mexican police ID Texas AP A Customs of ficial said one of four men in the Cameron County jail Monday in connection with the seizure of pounds of marijuana was carrying identification of a Mexican judicial police Customs agents on Friday arrested Eduardo Castillo identified as a Mexican federal judicial police officer based in Castillo and three other men were charged with possession of 532 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of nearly Also arrested were Jeffery Scott of Wor Ohio Antonio Paul Liimas4tefnandez of Veracruz and Jorge Isaias of Bentsen returns breakfast club money WASHINGTON AP LlOyd Bentsen returned in campaign contributions given by supporters who had agreed to give each for the chance to breakfast with the new Pittance Committee chairman once a according to financial disclosure records released Bentsens disclosure forms for the first half of which were filed with the Federal Election Commis reveal that a total of 25 supporters contributed at least a portion of the to Bentsens breakfast dubbed the Chairmans The club was disbanded by the Texas Democrat last February within a week of its first meeting following newspaper reports detailing how letters were sent to lobbyists and other potential supporters offering them a chance to sit down with Bentsen once a month if they would pledge the UT prof gets FHLB post DALLAS AP Robert a University of Texas finance was appointed Monday as ac ting president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of bank officials Mettlen will replace Roy who resigned last He has served as chairman of the banks board of directors since when he was named to the board as a public interest FHLB Board Chairman Danny Wall and Bank Board member Lawrence White approved the selection of who will assume his duties as the head of the Dallas bank in Bexar health official resigns over papal accommodations SAN ANTONIO AP Bexaf Countys highestrahklMg public health official has resigned in pro test over what she claims are in adequate health precautions for the San Antonio site where Pope John Paul 11 will celebrate Mass next Katharine direc tor of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health told city officials Monday that massive lack of and intense midday heat could prove fatal to some attending the papal Catholic church officials have said they expect people to gather at a 140acre site to see the pope celebrate Mass Sept Ralhbun said the crowd should be limited to Unless proper attention is paid to the need for limiting the size of the crowd and providing an ade quate water Im concern ed We may have hundreds of peo ple dying and thousands of she who planned to resign 18 to move to Denver with her said she will leave her position at the end of the week because of disagreements with the Catholic archldiocese over healthrelated She said preparations for the Mass are inadequate and do not follow requirements set by the states mass gatherings It has simply got to the point where 1 cannot ethically acquiece to their I think its too she Under Texas organizers of gatherings that last more than 12 hours must apply for a state per which sets certain health and safety The San Antonio archdiocese has not applied for a saying the gathering will last fewer than 12 The David chair man of the papal Mass site preparation defended the size and adequacy of the This is not a rock Garcia This is not a fiesta type event with people going there to drink and This is a religious a very sedate kind of Rathbun warned that the elderly and people with physical ailments should not attend the Mass for their own My hope is that enough people will hear about this and that the size of the crowd will be cut down because people will decide not to she Paws Across Texas unique Heat wave death toll rising Thunderstorms dropped temperatures a degree a minute in the Midwest but failed today to crack the heat wave gripping the eastern twothirds of the The now in its 18th has been blamed for 83 Weve already had a summers worth of 90degree said state climatologist Paul Waite in where temperatures cooled to the 80s Monday after the hottest May through July since Hospitals in and Indianapolis were treating people for heatrelated and Alabamas Department of Public Health extended a heat alert through warning people to take Storms spawned by the hot and humid air have downed power straining utilities already struggling to meet recordsetting demand for The heat also kept police Roads cars break peoples tempers are frayed because of said Bob a spokesman for the Illinois State We find it as stressful as everyone Scattered sh ow e rs and thunderstorms were forecast today from the Atlantic Coast states across much of the Great Lakes region and middle Mississippi Valley and into the southern But highs in the 90s or above were forecast from New England to Florida and west into the Ohio the lower Mississippi Valley and the Southern Highs in triple digits were expected in parts of Arkansas and nor theastern as well as the Southwest Relief from the heat in the eastern twothirds of the nation is expected by Wednesday over all but tiie cen tral Atlantic Coast and ac cording to the National Weather Ser On temperatures dropped into the 80s in Kansas and Missouri from 100plus on Sunday as afternoon thunderstorms rolled The temperature in Kansas dropped from 103 to 81 in 30 Storms brought Indiana heavy rain and Illinois high lightning and More than an inch of rain fell in a few hours in Kentucky but provided only a brief respite from the which blistered Paducah with a record 102 forecasters said the storm heralded a cold front that will push into the state drop ping temperatures at least 5 to 10 The front Monday was over the up per causing highs in the 70s in Montana and North The cooler air chased a highpressure system lingering over the nations midsection into the caus ing a resumption of steamy weather Eleven cities east of the Mississip pi River reported record high temperatures The highs in Michigan included 85 at 94 at Alpena and 91 at Sault on the Canadian border DALLAS AP Justin 9yearold met a mostly miniature schnauzer with a pink on a recent and the relationship Justin is from Hes a chubby guy with a burr Lady has white hair and likes to chase whatever someone will throw for They look like ordinary boy and but in truth neither is ordinary at Justin is recovering from a head injury he suffered April 24 when a car crashed into his bicycle as he rode to And though he appears to be physically his mind plays strange tricks on And owned by Virginia Hyatt of is one of only a few clogs in the Dallas area trained to take part in recreational therapy for patients of nursing hospitals and other medical Hyatt founded Paws Across an organization of owners and dogs willing to help with Recently she and other members of the group were at Dallas Rehabilitation Institute to visit some boys and victims of head injuries who might enjoy a little hairy company and who just respond to the dogs more positively than they respond to their human On one side of the recreational therapy room at Lady demonstrated skills at retrieving a number of ob while on the other side of the room Sugar a black alternately sat up and played dead Responses from the halfdozen children varied ac cording to the severity of their Justin was but 17yearold Michael Guynes of who suffered profound brain damage during football practice at Martin High School in Arlington last was able only to raise a when it was time to return to his room Paws Across Texas consists of more Hum two dozen dog owners and their which range in size from a 120 pound Irish wolfhound to a 3pound To become dog owners must have put their pets through obedience school and met other re mostly Training includes preparing the dogs to be around The dogs are used as tools to help decrease depression and boost morales at the more than 30 institutions they Ms Hyatt said Response from medical personnel has been she and the group is seeking new especially in the Dallas Patty manager of recreation and leisure ser vices at Dallas Rehabilitation says the dogs have been a welcomed addition to therapy programs Ive seen hose patients recovering from head injuries she said They respond to the soil ness Theyll reach out and touch or maybe theyll draw away when the dog licks them in the ace They may not respond that way to humans Dogs have an unconditional love for people It doesnt matter who they are Theres a warmth o celmg rom the and 1 think they respond to that Its realh really working Though the weekly visits from the dons may be a bright spot in the lives o the youngsters at the rehabilitation theyll never be able to undo all the damage thai has been done or may need lo to years before he returns to normal his mother Lisa said He has losl some of his she said For in stance doesnt know how to add hit on one side of his and it has affected huu Ins brain controls the other side of his body When he colors a he colors it only from the middle to the right side II u ask him lo 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