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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday Julv 9 A Texas Briefs Stafford Maintain Innocanca Is for Doatha McALESTER Okla Dale Stafford has boon executed still pleading he was innocent of two mass murders that terrorized Oklahoma in the summer of 1978 Stafford 43 died of drug injection at Saturday for killing a Texas couple and their 12yearold son on an Oklahoma highway He had been on death row 15 years for murdering the Melvin Lorenz fam ily of San Antonio and for murdering six people in a meat locker of an Okla homa City steakhouse during a rob bery The talkative drifter protested his fate but smiled often as he talked and prayed with his wife Mickey in the moments leading up to the lethal drug being injected into his body at He was pronounced dead by a doctor eight minutes later Id like to tell the world that youre seeing an innocent man Stafford said in his final remarks inter spersed with his praying with his wife and acknowledging other witnesses including four of his attorneys Onlookers Remember Stafford Crimes Well McALESTER Okla AP The atrocity of the crimes alone figured to draw Oklahomans to the gates of Okla homa State Penitentiary when Roger Dale Stafford was put to death early Saturday Some came with a purpose Don Stewart stood in quiet support of a longtime friend whose son was among the six Sirloin Stockade restau 1 rant employees whom Stafford shot to death during a robbery Barbara Berryhill sickened upon hearing of the murders of a Texas fam ily and six restaurant employees and angered as the years passed without an execution came for satisfaction David Satterfield came because of 125 he won in a poker game the night Stafford gunned down the six steak house workers He wanted to go to the Sirloin Stockade but feared that at it was too close to clos ing Waco Police Crack Down on Homeless Group WACO Texas AP Waco police issued a shapeuporshipout notice to a group of transients who make their home under a heavily trav elled Interstate 35 overpass As part of a new zero tolerance policy police on Friday warned about six men who live under the bridge to clean up their act or face possible arrest Repeated warnings about crimes including public intoxication public exposure disorderly conduct public urination littering and harassment have gone unheeded police said Business owners and motorists near the highway which separates Baylor University and downtown Waco are complaining more frequently accord ing to the Waco TribuneHerald The men have long used the con crete island under the bridge as their refuge Mission Waco even holds church services there Report Heart Patients Ignor ing LongTerm Care DALLAS evidence has become overwhelming that heart patients help themselves greatly by cutting their weight exercising quitting smoking and taking other preventive measures according to a panel of experts The report by a multidisciplinary panel of the American Heart Associa tion recommended comprehensive fol lowup treatment However the panel warned that most heart disease victims who should be getting help for high cholesterol blood pressure and other problems arent A statement from the panel offering suggestions for longterm care was published in Saturdays issue of the associations journal Circulation and Julys Journal of the American Col lege of Cardiology which endorsed the report The report released Friday evalu ated previous studies and said they show only about one heart patient in three maintains preventative measures over the long term Many patients dont even do sim ple things like using aspirin to help prevent future heart attacks or arterial blockages one doctor involved in the report said Panhandle Vets Get Health Care Through Inventive Satellite MEMPHIS Texas AP Glen Bowman used to face a formidable excursion anytime the World War II veteran needed to see a doctor His farm in Estelline lay a twohour drive from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo He came to expect crowds and long delays in the waiting room But now Bowman 71 can make a quick jaunt to Memphis for VA health care The Hall County Rural Health the first such arrangement of its kind in the become a handy medical outpost for many Texas Panhandle veterans Its the greatest thing you could ever do for a Bowman declared during a visit for a blood test at the clinic 75 miles southeast of Amarillo Physician assistant Ray Malphurs has treated about 500 veterans since the clinic entered a contract with the Amarillo medical center in January 1994 Civil Rights Groups Mobilize to Rollback of Rights Gains WASHINGTON AP When the Supreme Court ruled that political dis tricts drawn especially to elect minori ties are unconstitutional an umbrella civil rights organization cranked out a letter to every senator But in the letter sent Friday the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights advocated a different cause It urged senators to oppose Senate Majority Leader Bob Doles meataxe pro posal to eliminate federal affirmative action programs in light of an earlier Supreme Court decision The appeal is part of an unusually swift mobilization by civil rights activists to combat a trio of Supreme Court decisions theybelieve could unravel 30 years worth of civil rights gains Thursday the court struck down a Georgia redistricting plan that could invite challenges to minority political districts all over the country Earlier the court jeopardized many federal affir mative action programs by saying Con gress must abide by the same strict antibias standards as state and local governments And the justices made it easier for school systems to get out from under federal supervision of school desegregation We are reeling from the said Samuel Carradine director of the National Association of Minority Contractors Now is the time for our president and other leaders to exercise the political will that they seem to have thus far been reluctant to After Deportations Foreign Priests Pear More Friction With Government SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS Mexico AP Eleven for eign priests and nuns have resubmittcd their immigration papers to Mexican authorities fearful that the expulsion of three priests last week could signal more trouble The clergy from the Roman Catholic diocese in the strifetorn southern state of Chiapas handed their visas to feder al authorities on Friday saying they worried that deportations hint at ris ing government antagonism against the church The situation has gotten Father Paul Nadolny of Waukesha said as a government clerk typed up his forms on a battered manual type writer Its been in the local newspapers and on the radio that we have been involved in land takeovers promoting the 41yearold priest told The Associated Press Its not Nadolny a priest of the Missionaries of the Divine Word is among 15 for eign clergy still working in the Chiapas diocese where an 18month Indian rebellion still smolders Latest Salvo Fired in Plcante Sauce War SAN ANTIONIO AP Van de Walle Farms Inc has fired another sal vo in the Great Picante Sauce War The 90yearold San Antonio com pany has launched an advertising cam paign with more than an oblique refer ence to Pace Foods another Alamo Citybased salsa maker In radio advertisements Van de Walle President Larry Friesenhahn advises picantesauce lovers that their palates might prefer a sauce not man ufactured in New Jersey Paces picante sauce is manufac tured in San Antonio but the company was acquired in January by Camden Campbell Soup Co In New Jersey some people think pico de gallo is a famous Spanish Friesenhahn says in the com mercial Man acquitted in intoxication manslaughter case Youngsters stop in Houston on risky trip to Cuba HOUSTON of a group of 42 students and adult leaders who risked going to jail to travel to fcuba say the government should Ijft its 13yearold travel ban to the cjommunist nation 1 think it should be our choice whether we can go to Cuba and not the governments said Nathalie filler 13 of Berkeley during 4 stop at Houstons Intercontinental Airport where 39 group members tjoarded flights home without hassle Three people two of whom are Chelsea Clintons schoolmates were en route to Miami on return home from tjhe trip part of a twoyear protest tyaged by the Freedom to Travel Cam paign said the groups spokeswoman Teresa Walsh Richard Newcomb director of the Treasury Departments Office of For eign Assets Control had sent the par tjjcipants a warning letter threatening 10 in jail and up to fines j However they apparently made it through Customs handily on Fri day According to many in the group they were just waved through even though it is illegal to travel to Cuba Sixteenyearold Sarah Park and Jody Avirgan 14 both students at Sid well Friends School of Washington which is attended by President Clin tons daughter Chelsea and trip coor dinator Pamela Montanaro went through Customs in the Bahamas They were detained briefly in Nas sau where their passport documents were copied and they were talked to before being allowing to continue on to Miami The students say the trip is an attempt to show that the ban is unnec essary and dated It was Avirgans mother who inspired the group to make the trip A letter signed by 17 conservative congressmen that was sent to the Trea sury Department last week The con gressmen urged the government to prosecute the youngsters American Legion Hall July 4 Doug Bule Frti Will Offering For More Information CiU 3791079 We will be closed July 14 for Independence Day 133 Unda Street Prosecutor vows to bring more charges DALLAS AP Jurors dead locked in favor of acquittal in the intoxication manslaughter trial of a 19yearold man who was behind the wheel of a sports car when it spun out of control and hit a tree killing his However prosecutors said after Fri days mistrial that they plan to retry the case against William Wade McFar land which is believed to be the first in the state brought to court under the new intoxication manslaughter law The law took effect Sept 1 dou bling the maximum punishment allowed in drunkendriving cases resulting in death McFarland who is free on bond is charged in the Oct 8 death of Laura Welbome a popular drill team cap tain at Pearce High School in Richardson Hell be tried on the same said Assistant District Attorney Rick Jackson What the actual charge will be at that time 1 cant comment Jurors had the option of convicting McFarland of criminally negligent homicide a lesser offense The panel which deliberated five days was hung 11to1 in favor of acquittal said defense attorney Jim Burnham Burnham blamed faulty antilock brakes for the crash McFarland was legally intoxicated with a bloodalcohol level of three hours after the crash Jackson said Under the new intoxication manslaughter law DWI cases once considered involuntary manslaughter were upgraded from a thirdto sec onddegree felony That doubled the maximum penalty from 10 years in prison and a fine to 20 years in prison and a fine Richard Alpert an assistant district attorney in Tarrant County said the Dallas case was breaking new ground Its probably the first time that law has been brought into a court in said Alpert who teaches at the Texas Department of Public Safe ty DWI School and also trains prose cutors about DWI prosecution at sem inars offered by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association T PUBLIC NOTICE EDWARDS UNDERGROUND WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING The Board of directors of the Edwards Underground Water District will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Demand Management Plan and Rules administered by the District to manage the regions water resources during times of drought or periods of high demand At the hearing the public is invited to comment on the proposed changes to the Demand Management Plan and Rules The Comal County hearing will be held at Tuesday July New Braunfels City Hall 424 S Castell New Braunfels ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO 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