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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Crossword ACROSS 1 6 10 14 IS 16 17 18 19 20 22 24 26 27 31 32 33 35 38 39 40 41 43 44 45 47 51 52 54 58 59 61 Cheat Shellfish Fly high Optimist Work Replica USSR news Gather Bog Make anew Emperor Ontario Assails Native Loathe Legends Mash Godsend Laconic Horsy game Conclude Palm loaf Bare the line Eternal Comforted Designate that If Flaw Declaim Room 62 Passage 63 Hindu deity 64 Renown 65 Sea bird 66 Killed 67 Percolates DOWN 2 Italian lake 3 Onwith 4 Embassys kin 5 Ironer 6 time 7 Dishonest one 8 Estate Item 9 Imps deeds 10 11 Mountain nymph 12 Type size 13 Lasso user 21 Wilt 23 Tracks 25 Back 27 Ruth or Dldrlkson 28 Black 29 Wearing boots 30 Holy person 34 Conducted toward the center 35 Jab 36 Beverages 37 Pea jackets 39 Animal DOUID RlOlAlDl cnrann grjaca rjarj anasn mranaaaara anon g aau raisers 40 White man 42 Central points 43 Avengers 44 Bistro 46 Senseless 47 Yacht spar 48 Declaim 49 Beau 50 Art transfer 53 Rotunda roof 55 French pronoun 56 Peal of thunder 57 Asian fetes 60 Regulation Two suspects sought in Piano mall abductions Texas AP Collin County authorities were searching today for two men who sexually assaulted a mother and her daughter a remote field after one of the two men abducted the women from a mall parking Officers said the women were abducted from the parking lot at Col lin Creek Mall on The man drove the women to a remote field where he was joined by a second The both of were discovered bound inside their car after a man working nearby saw the men speed away from the according to Piano police investigator The and her were in stable condition Wednes day night at HCA Medical Center of The mother suffered facial lacr erations suffered in a pistolwhipping by one of the Giddings said the crime appeared to have been They knew where they were driv ing he is a long drive from the The incident began when the women were confronted by an armed man who forced them to drive away from the Giddings After they arrived at the the officer the first man struck the mother in the face with the pistol and sexually assaulted The second man sexually assaulted the daughter and the men bound the women sepa rately before driving Giddings says he hopes officers will be able to get some additional information from people who may have witnessed the abduction in the parking lot in the Dallas the men being sought were identi fied as being in their One had blond hair arid possibly brown The other had light brown Austin blacked out after downtown fire Wednesday AUSTIN AP A fivealarm fire in an Austin bank sent more than 200 workers home early and blacked out much of Firefighters were called to NCNB Texas National Banks Austin Bank ing Center at Wednesday after bank employees reported hear ing a loud explosion in the basement Between 200 and 300 people were evacuated from the bank and the adja cent 26story NCNB officials The fire in an underground trans former vault burned for more than two sending thick smoke through out the fourstory bank No one was seriously injured in the but four people were sent to Davids Hospital for smoke inhala said Emergency Medical Ser vices spokeswoman Sally One firefighter slightly injured his hand while operating a fire said EMS Chief of Operations Michael The downtown blackout followed when the city cut three cables that fed into the bank build ings three said John director of the city electric The circuits were cut to prevent further fires and protect firefighters from Moore Power was restored to all affected areas by 9 officials Stocks The morning NYSE stock list has been delayed by technical Market heads lower NEW YORK AP The stock market headed lower continu ing the retreat that set in Wednesday as a new business year The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials slipped to by noontime on Wall Losers outnumbered gainers by about 7 to 5 in nationwide trading of New York Stock Exchangelisted with 553 766 down and 488 Analysts said many traders were sitting tight awaiting developments in the Middle The market also has had to contend of late with an abundance of evidence that economic activity has been weakening rapidly since last More of the same is expected Fri day when the Labor Department reports on the employment situation for New Texas January 1991 Page 3 Lawyer boasted trip killed bills AUSTIN AP A lawyer who accompanied Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis on a Mexican resort vaca tion boasted that the trip helped kill legislation harmful to the law firms The Dallas Morning News reported Heard Ooggan Blair Williams of San Antonio took Lewis on the April 1987 An investigation of the trip halt resulted in an indictment being returned that accuses Lewis of two misdemeanor Lewis and his spokesmen have denied any Bill Willms of an attorney for There has never been any allegation that the law Firm did anything for Gib Lewis in order to affect any In a copyright the newspaper reported today that a source told the newspaper and Travis County investi gators that some law firm members were real worried about bills in the 1987 legislative session that would have cut the firms taxcollection The source told the newspaper the proposals were like a matter of life and death for the But after the trip to the Las Hadas resort in Mexico with the sour ce said a Heard Goggan lawyer said We dont need to worry about the legislation any Its been taken care Oliver a partner and spokes man for Heard said Wednes day that the Mexico trip was not an attempt to influence There certainly was no determi nate effort by this law firm to set up that trip for the purpose of influencing the he As to what somebody I dont Nobody said that to me that I can Heard Goggan has built up a lucra tive business collecting delinquent taxes for public entities such as school boards and county commissioners A bill that died in the taxwriting House Ways and Means Committee would have allowed cities and coun ties to add a 15 percent surcharge on delinquent giving them a finan cial incentive to go into the collection In another development Wednes Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle said he fears the Legis lature by cutting his For every there is usually an opposite and equal reaction and that would probably involve the state funding for the Public Integrity said But thats not going to affect the It will Earle DFort Monday sur rendered to authorities after being indicted on two misdemeanor charges by a grand jury that is investigating lawmakers and who says he expects to be reelected to an unprecedented fifth term as speaker when the Legislature convenes next has said he will plead The indictments allege that Lewis accepted a gift from the law fail ed to report it and failed to disclose his financial interest in a business on which the law firm may have paid some property Since beginning the Earle has said it is widening to include other legislators and The Austin AmericanStatesman reported Wednesday that some House members apparently plan to question Earlcs use of state money for the investigation after the Legislature convenes Tuesday for its 1991 The Travis County district attor neys Public Integrity Unit handles investigations of state It was appropriated a total of million by the Legislature two years The funding was increased over previous years specifically to pursue motor fuel tax and insurance fraud said several lawmakers who spoke to the Austin newspaper only on the condition they not be Misuse of burglar bars blamed for fire deaths SAN Texas AP Two people died and two were criti cally injured in a house fire thai Fire Jesse Sanchez terms a terrible example of widespread disregard for a widely ignored and minimally enforced San Antonio building code regarding the use of burglar A mother and three children were trapped in their blazing home Wed nesday behind bol tedin burglar bars that violated the citys building Sanchez The mother and a daughter died and two other children were critically the fire offi cials The names of the victims were not immediately The which dictates that one window in each bedroom be equipped with an easyopening inside latch if burglar bars are was not in evi dence in Wednesdays Sanchez Although the overseen by city building stipulates that a rescue window be able to be opened without a lock or spe cial boltedin or pad locked bars are common in who blames at least three other deaths in the last three years on burglar bars that trapped cited a close call just last week in which burglar bars blocked avenues of escape for a 14yearold boy after a Christmas tree caught While the Fire Department enfor ces fire codes in public places such as hospitals or the citys Build ing Inspections Department oversees the use of burglar bars in private There is no real said Michael chief of building inspectors for the concedes that misuse of burglar bars probably is Clack said his 11 inspectors only visit homes where building permits have been sought either because they are new or undergoing extensive Chemical firm mil pay fine of million for Texas blast WASHINGTON AP ARCO Chemical has agreed to pay a record million fine for worker safety violations relating to last years explosion at a Texas plant that killed 17 the government said ARCOs agreement to pay the fine and overhaul workplace safety prog rams at its plants nationwide came as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fine and cited the company for violations stemming from the ARCO agreed to pay the full amount rather than trying to settle for It sets a new record for the largest amount ever collected by topping last months agree ment by USX to pay mil lion for violations at two steel plants in Seventeen chemical workers were killed and five others were injured last July 5 at an ARCO plant in Channel a Houston when a wastewatcr tank exploded in a Tests on baby likely wont be conclusive Texas AP Genetic blood tests to determine who allegedly raped and impregnated a profoundly retarded resident of the Lub bock State School will likely be an attorney representing the retarded woman Dcbra Lynn who was allegedly raped While under the care of the Lubbock State gave birth to David Lynn a ounce baby boy has the IQ of a 2ycarold and does not even know she gave It seems the Lubbock State School had an opendoor So the per petrator could have been anyone who came in contact with Debra Lynn Thomas at the time she became David an attorney rep resenting said It could have been any number of staff It could have been another client at the To get a conclusive answer we would have to give everyone who came in contact with Debra Lynn Thomas a blood Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Commis sioner Denny Jones said the DNA genetic fingerprinting blood tests taken immediately after the baby was bom will be compared to blood samples given by 11 suspects in the The blood taken after the babys birth will be analyzed in a genetics screening lab at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort The tests are to be completed within two to three Jones Ten of the suspects are employees of the Lubbock State Jimmy the husband of Thomas sister and legal Dori is also a suspect in the Jones said during a news conference Wednesday that the MHMR is con tinuing to work with Lubbock police in their investigation of Thomas case and two other alleged rapes at the Lubbock State School since Jones said of the 13 state schools in Texas there have been six reported pregnancies in the last 10years and five have been at theLubbock State 1 That would seem to tell you there has been a history of Fer leger Who knows what else has gone on through the When Jones was asked if the MHMR would accept responsibility for the alleged rape and pregnancy of he replied Its a question that can not be answered in any absolute Do we care Are we outraged Could this have been prevented I guess that is a judgment call that each of us will have to answer State officials have denied Ferlegers frequent charges that the state school tried to cover up continuing abuse and neglect of clients on the The state contends that Thomas may have been abused during weekend visits to the The MHMR announced last week that it has changed its policies on reporting and investigating sexual assaults in state justices sworn in AUSTIN AP Kay Bailey Hutchison was sworn in as state trea surer on becoming the first Republican woman elected to statewide office in Texas The oath of office was adminis tered to Hutchison before about 300 supporters in the Texas Senate chamber by District Judge Ricar do Hinojosa of Me Bill Clements and his George Bush and state GOP chairman Fred Meyer attended the Hutchison was intro duced by former National Republican Committee cochair Anne In private ceremonies Democrat Dan Morales was sworn in as Attorney General and Republican Rick Perry took the oath of office as Agriculture Both planned public ceremonies Hutchison had two black eyes and a bruise on her which she said her attributed to rough Texas Ray told me to say that I had my first meeting with the legislative she the injuries were the result of a recent skiing As Hutchison said her top priorities will be better enfor cement of cigarette tax which she said could increase state revenue by million a and the enactment of debt management I want to lead for the long she I want to work with the Legislature to put systems in place to keep the state from going into debt over our of said she also intended to avoid partisanship and work with other top state offi most of whom are In another historymaking cere Judge Morris Overstreet of Amarillo was sworn in to the Texas Court of Criminal In he became the first black elected to statewide office in modern I was not running for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals because I wanted to be the first African American elected to statewide Overstreet I was running on some very basic he 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