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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday March Texas Today Kochis mounts independent drive for Precinct 4 Judge Dttmlsses Capital Murddr Charoes in 1902 Ollmer DUappearance G1LMER Texas AP At the surprise request of state Attorney General Dan Morales a state dis trict judge has dismissed capital mur der charges against a police sergeant and seven others in the 1992 disap pearance of a GiJmer girl The evidence is insufficient to support the said the dismissal motions filed Monday by Assistant Attorney General Shane Phelps and special prosecutor Scott Lyfbrd Visiting State District Judge James B Zimmermann a retired state dis trict judge granted the motion at a hearing These are highly unusual times and highly unusual said the judge who said he had no inkling until Monday morning that Phelps intended to ask him to dismiss the indictments At the center of the investigation is James York Brown 35 a veteran police officer and the chief investi gator in the Wilson case until his indictment in January by an Upshur County grand jury Hantavirus Suspected in Death of Tarleton State Student FORT WORTH Texas will take at least two weeks to deter mine if a Tarleton State University graduate student died from han tavirus officials say C Kelly Kirk 24 who worked part time at a dairy near Stephenville had been treated since March 1 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth He died Friday and was buried Monday inDecatur Kirk a graduate of Chico High School and Tarleton State had won numerous agricultural awards at the State Fair and at livestock shows in San Antonio and Houston He had been hospitalized for an undiagnosed respiratory illness and had been treated against the possi bility of hantavirus His father James Kirk of Decatur said the death may be related to arthritis medications that his son had taken for years The medication con tains steroids which can offset antibiotics administered to fight pneumonia Wilson Champions Case of Cadets Being Expelled From Academy WASHINGTON Air Force Academys attempt to oust five cadets less than three months before their graduation has drawn the ire of a Texas congressman and the attention of Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall Rep Charlie Wilson on Monday asked Ms Widnall to block the pro posed expulsion of the five cadets including one nominated by Wilson to the Colorado Springs Colo acad The Lufkin Democrat also is seek ing a House Armed Services Com mittee hearing on the academys stu dent review policy that led to the proposed expulsions The recommended sanctions resulted from a review of the senior class initiated by the cadet com mandant A committee of Air Force officers decided to drum out the five cadets because of a lack of mili tary aptitude The five posted academic records and military aptitude scores that qual ified them to be commissioned as officers The Lufkin Daily News reported Monday In fact the cadet from Lufkin currently is on the deans list Agency Counts 900Plus Complaints AUSTIN AP State officials say staff shortages are largely respon sible for a backlog of more than 900 complaints about health and safety problems at Texas nursing homes The oldest of the 933 complaints was filed with the Department of Human Services nearly a year ago the Austin AmericanStatesman reported Monday But DHS officials said the backlog doesnt include reports of lifeor healththreatening conditions The agency must investigate such com plaints within 24 hours or two weeks depending on the urgency of the complaint Pat Kochis the fair honest inde pendent candidate for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 officially opened his campaign drive on Wednesday March 9 He released the following statement Kochis a native Texan was born and raised in Northeast San Antonio He is the youngest son of Ret Major Andrew A Kochis and Alma F Kochis Kochis graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1974 Upon gradua tion he entered the Navy While serving in the United States Subma rine Forces Atlantic Fleet Kochis graduated from Three Rivers College in Connecticut When stationed aboard the nuclear submarine USS Jack SSN and Commander Submarine TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Gussy up 6 On the ocean 10 Severe 14 Zodiac sign 15 Lean toward 16 Margarine 17 Wrong 18 Toy 20 Affirmative 21 Food fish 23 Isolated 24 Javas neighbor 25 Perform again 26 Overbearing pride 30 Receded 34 Commander 35 Creek 37 Lend an 38 Wild party 39 Coin of Iceland 41 Wise Men 42 Tint 43 Pinto 44 Ladybug for one 46 Conductor Previn 48 Drilled 50 Assistant 52 Otherwise 53 Doglike 56 Most qualified 57 Insect 60 Stretched 62 Glowing coal 64 Title 65 Traditional knowledge 66 Wake up 67 Came out even 68 Transmit 69 Wellgroomed DOWN 1 Frolic 2 Frost 3 Sacred bird of Egypt 4 Female title 5 Corridor 6 Achieve 7 Future plant 8 Stop 9 Confuse 10 Associate with 11 Away from the wind 12 Genuine 13 Fishing boat 19 Alpine song 22 Hockey great Bobby 24 Physique 25 Harness piece 26 Hawaiian welcome 27 Late Show feature 28 Stormed 29 Witch 31 Defeats 32 Bird of prey 33 Dehydrated 36 Tags 40 Steak order PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED ILIEIAIPI DEEDED HUSH HD HHHEHU IS p E mpfqR ISIAlYiiN I HHE1H HHD ItlAlKlEI I ITIOlNlTIHlElClHl I INI 31594 SHUSH GKSHH ranrans BHDH l I IStlKl 1994 United Feature Syndicate 41 Just 43 Human 45 Standard Time 47 Poured 49 Paid attention 51 Bargains 53 Penny 54 Jai 55 Alaskan seaport 56 Capital of Switzerland 57 Be next to 58 Cozy home 59 Low card 61 the line 63 Ostrichlike bird Pat Kochis Squadron 10 Kochis was decorated by the Secretary of the Navy for Dis tinguished Achievement Above and Beyond the Call of Duty In 1980 Kochis was transferred to Texas as a Recruiter and established his ability for sustained superior performance by becoming decorated two more times by the Secretary of the Kochis has been honored by his pre sent employer Intergraph Corporation numerous times for loyalty dedica tion and customer excellence He has been employed with Intergraph for the past 11 years as a Computer Field Engineer Kochis and his wife Debra an Assis tant Vice President of the Frost Nation al Bank Investment Department reside in the Eden Ranch subdivision Kochis is a member of the Archives Lodg a Scottish Rite Mason and I Alzafar Shriner Kochis believes that a Justice of the Peace should be fair and impartial serv ing everyone equally Kochis nent has lost that ability through tisanship power struggles and king dom These attributes and the opponents inability to see into the future rarely benefit the people of Canyon Lake and the residents of Comal County The time has come foir the next generation of men and women to become actively involved and take charge in the business of running coun ty government Kochis says the peo pie deserve a fair honest and open justice court system which will benefit Other states envy Texas million lottery jackpot DALLAS AP Officials with state lotteries in California Florida and Pennsylvania are looking longingly toward Texas where million worth of Lotto mania is spreading across the state Spokesmen for lotteries in those states which have posted some of the biggest lottery jackpots on record report Monday that it has been a while since theyve enjoyed the craze asso ciated with gigantic pots Weve been in somewhat of a dry spell in terms of said Bob Taylor spokesman for the Cali fornia Lottery which had an alltime record pot of million in April 1991 Seventyfive million dollars is indeed an exciting Mark Schreiber with Pennsylvanias lottery said his state hasnt had a decent pot since October But he added that Pennsylvania has offered games of chance since 1972 so it takes some time for the excitement to build and the jackpots to grow The million Texas Lotto jackpot that was up for grabs Saturday night would have been a record besting two million prizes awarded last year But no one correctly picked all six numbers so the pot is now estimated at a new high of million Lottery officials say the fever starts spreading through their states when the jackpot reaches million to million Ed George spokesman for the Flori da Lottery knows about Lotto mania Floridas jackpot reached a whopping million in September 1990 We get excitement anytime we get over million but it really goes crazy over George said Schreiber agreed It starts at million and it just continues to build By the time it gets to where you are right now its When the pot gets really big in Cal ifornia wouldbe millionaires start pooling their money with friends and coworkers and waiting on long lines to get their tickets Retailers report their sales double triple or even quadruple Taylor said A TEXAS BATTERY RECYCLING SALES FEE WILL BE ADDED AT THE REGISTER 5 Year Battery Up to 525 CCA and 100 reserve minutes EVERY DAY 88 Our Best Battery Duralast 6 Year Battery Extra thick lead plates Advanced dual alloy chemistry Computer designed grid EVERY DAY 88 WITH EXCH Specialty Series Batteries Engineered for BMW Mercedes Volvo and other European 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