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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Drained River Walk cannon SAN ANTONIO AP The muddy bottom of the San Antonio River will be probed along the River Walk next week in hopes that it may yield a cannon that dates to the Battle of the The search is taking place while the river is drained for its annual mainte nance and a fortuitous event for the Austin lawyer Wayne president of the National Underwater and Marine said the search would not be possible in most other They cant drain the Thames River in London and they cant drain the Seine in he So Paris and ail the great cities cant do what San Antonio can This part of the river is archacologically very It really tells the history of San The National Underwater and Marine Agency is nonprofit corporation that more often sponsors shipwreck searches than river The group was founded by Clive an author and shipwreck The group will field 10membcr teams to search the river between the Crockett and Navarro bridges through Using a a device that detects the searchers will locate put them on a and excavate likely Oronquist The latest search for artillery artifacts from the site of Santa Annas 1836 rout of Texas soldiers defending the Alamo began in when Cussler reviewed the diary of a military Barnards 1836 account stated Mexican retreating after their occupation of the Alamo on word of Santa Annas decisive defeat at San first dismantled its All the artillery and ammunition that could not be carried off were thrown in the Barnard A similar project last year turned up no but did net a cross section of San Antonio including ancient stone tools and 18th century Mexicanmade Oronquist i AUSTIN AP Tews education official Saturday started interviewing seven finalists for the position of state education commissioner to oversee the billion per year public school system that is under a court Whoever it needs to be know ledgeable about the Its going to be hard for us to educate State Board of Education Chairman Monte Hasie In the Texas Supreme Court declared the public school financing system unconstitutional because it allows disparities in funding between propertypoor and wealthy school After four special the Legislature passed a school funding but a state district judge said the system was still That case is now pending before the state Supreme Hasie of said the new commissioner will have to pull the people of Texas together and get behind the educational There are about million stu dents in the states public school HtffttyZffnMft Naw Texas commissioner choices We need someone who Is iome We need someone who Is some what of a visionary perhaps to come up with new ideas and help he The candidates were scheduled to be interviewed individu ally over two Hasie He said the interviews will last about IK hours each and be conducted by board Representatives of Ann Richards and Bob Bul lock will attend the he Hasie said the Education Board may make a selection late The boards nomination will be sub mitted to who will appoint the The state Senate then will consider whether to confirm her The poit is being vacated by Edu cation Commissioner Kirby who decided to retire after nearly six years as Hasie said Kirby makes per One finalist for the Robert division superintendent for Fairfax County public schools in Vir decided not to seek the Hasie Hasie said he did hot know the reason why Spillane dropped The remaining candidates are Thomas Anderson deputy commissioner for operations and ser vices at the Texas Education Agency in David former Mary land education UoMl dqMy sioner for elementary md Mcorkfavy educnion in the New York meni 01 oi AiMfijf PI fLL Dimaini airocwr of tnt Office of Minoritiei in HitherEduca tion the American Council of Edu cation In Victor superintendent of the Stn Antonio Independoft School N Theodore deputy sec retary of the Department of Edit cation in Michael Humble school trict Witness says mom let boy drink liquor DALLAS AP The mother of a 5ycarold boy who died of alcohol poisoning repeatedly allowed the child to drink alcohol the day of his witnesses Conflicting testimony Friday opened the Fort Worth trial of Anthony Darron who is being tried for the murder of Ray mond Tinky Prosecutors say encouraged Tinky to drink several ounces of bourbon at a Jimer son is accused of giving the boy a let hal dose of alcohol last But defense attorneys contend that Tinkys Patricia per mitted both Tinky and her other son then 2 years to sip malt liquor throughout the Griffin faces her own trial next month on a charge of injury to a child in Tinkys One witness testified Friday that it was Griffin who gave the boy the lethal dose of But two others said Jimerson was the one who gave the boy the According to Jimerson told others at the party to say Griffin did if the boy fell ill After drinking 10 ounces of bour Tinky went into An ambulance was not called until 12 hours Kevin Williams said Tinky almost fell down a flight of stairs after being told by Jimerson to drink it like a But during cross Wil liams admitted that in earlier state ments he said both Griffin and another member of the Tommy gave the alcohol to the a friend of contradicted his own earlier state ments to The Dallas Morning News reported He testified that he could not recall telling authori ties he overheard Jimerson order the boy to Williams and others who testified said Griffin allowed Tinky and Rashad to take sips of her malt liquor during the According to another Lisa Griffin handed Rashad a full bottle of beer during a dominos game and instructed him to share it with his Richardson Chiropractic Clinic 6294488 Walnut at 81 Most Insurance Accepted e IIM LIFE HEALTH RETIREMENT PAPSUN INSURANCE LIFE All types of Insurance Call 18006831625 for a quote 6257511 New Braunfels 6587101 San Antonio 457F Landa New Braunftls INSURANCE mrnvm m Swxwf A THE so1 feM iii My Beltone Canal Aids have helped me to hear better and enjoy life more i m Irfef m Sil m 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