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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas o Wednesday January 1 1007 q 7M Linares dismissal on board agenda Lottery Commission will consider fate of embattled executive director DAUAS AP The Lottery Commission will discuss removing Executive Director Nora Linares appointing temporary replacement at its Jan 7 meeting according to a posted agenda The agenda posted Monday states that commissioners will consider the employment evaluation reassignment duties or dismissal of Linares The Pallas Morning News reported today Commission Chairwoman Harriet Miers confirmed late Monday that Linares fate would be discussed at the upcoming meeting The agenda speaks for she told The Associated Press I obviously plan to have a full discussion of the Commissioners also are scheduled to consider the appointment employment and duties of an acting executive according to the Today Both discussions will take place behind closed doors prior to a public debate the agenda stales Duck Wood an attorney for Linares said Monday thai a commission move against his client would draw an escalation in tlte legal battle between her and the panel This posting appears to be bad faith All she Miers has to do is take my clients deposition under he said I cannot believe that they would take any action against Nora without taking her deposition which Wood added If Harriet thinks that by taking some kind of punitive action against Nora that its not going to be heard shes Miers declined comment when asked if she thought Linares should be removed The agenda posting on Monday came less than two weeks after lottery commissioners canceled their Dec 19 meeting citing a lawsuit Linares had filed against the panel The lawsuit challenged a gag order she alleged the commission had imposed on her Miers denied the existence of any such order They have no evidence for any cause to remove Wood said There has been no investigation of her The only thing I could think of is that theyve got the idea that this lawsuit is causing a problem Its not causing a problem the lotterys running riettmeffNnNy JOSHUA AP An Idaho woman who came to Texan for a funeral underwent surgery after being mauled bv four pit bull terriers on rural rotd in Johnson County authorities say Lois Moore 57 of Caldwell Idaho was severely bitten before a palling family rescued her by frightening off the animals long enough to get her in a pickup truck She took a step or two back and they hit said Christie Said who witnessed the attack from her kitchen window They just plunged on her and she was Officers said the dogs escaped from a yard by crawling under a fence The dogs were later killed by Johnson County deputies who had to hunt them down through fields and thickets Neighbors said the dogs had broken free before and had charged at passersby and workers worry about bochloj of AUSTIN AP Students face danger and school personnel face injustices because of a backlog of nearly complaints against teachers and school administrators being investigated by state educators say As of Dec 1 1 the bond had 350 cases that were two yeary old and 64 that were at least three years old The oldest cases dale to 1989 The older cases include numerous accusations of sexual misconduct involving children and an alleged theft valued at more than Board officials say the backlog is due to limited resources and the need to proceed carefully in cases that could damage reputations The board which can recommend that an individuals certification be revoked or suspended has only investigators Its a fine line you have to walk between due process and protecting said Jim Nelson board chairman HOUSTON AP Investigations of a deadly factory explosion that killed eight people may lead federal jobsafely Investigators Into a legal battle with the attorney for the family of one of the dead workers Houston lawyer Richard Mllhoff who represents the family of victim Steven Nagy said two engineering firms have been hired to investigate the Dec 22 explosion of a nitrogen lank at WyrnanGordon Melal Forging Inc The family really wants answers more than anything right now and thats what we have agreed to help them Milhoff said Sunday The Occupational Safely and Health Administration which has a fiveperson team inspecting the blast site will require Milhoff to gel a court order to gain access to he site said Glen Williamson OS IA deputy regional director They wont Ixs able to participate with he said Tandy to soil IncrodlMo Unfvorco DALLAS AP Throwing in the towel on the largeformat concept it developed four years ago Tandy Corp will sell off or close ils 17 Incredible Universe consumer electronics stores Our customers liked us bul we needed more of said Tandy spokesman Martin Moad after the company announced the decision Monday Tandy said retailing has become more competitive since he first wo stores opened in 1992 Other chains have advertised more heavily and cut profit margins making the stores too 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brick fireplace Plywood floors throughout WHY BUY A TRAILER WHEN YOU COULD OWN A Come to 1494IH30 N In New Braunfeli Next to Canyon High School Or call 2W Doctors left in limbo by conflicting laws APSctenos Writer LOS ANOELRS AP Despite a slate law ihni allows ft Or Victor Deer is worried about jeopardizing his career if he prescribes marijuana lo AIDS patients who say drug soothes iheir pain fleer said an AIDS patient fll his Los Angeles clinic says marijuana is the only thing that reduces his nausea Hut the doctor wont prescribe it until he legal confusion is cleared up Prom a legal standpoint the physician puts himself in t precipitous said Beer who spent two days studying the new law and consulted on attorney Its extremely Voters in California and approved referendums in November allowing the use of marijuana for certain illnesses Bul on Monday retired Army fieri Barry McCaffrey the Clinton administrations drug cxar said doctors in both states could lose prescriptionwriting privileges or face criminal charges for recommending the drug The doctors could also be excluded from the Medicare and Medlesid programs Its a said Dr Richard Cohen of San Francisco The federal government is stepping in ajd literally intimidating a patient population that could be Its a McCarthyera kind of thing or McCaffreyera if you will Its a witchhunt for said registered nurse Lynne Barnes who works at the Cannabis Buyers Club of San Francisco Some research has suggested marijuana is useful in relieving internal eye pressure in glaucoma for controlling nausea in cancer patients on chemotherapy and for combating wasting a severe weight loss associated with AIDS I lowever several experts say there is no proven medical use for smoked marijuana Belter drugs exist to treat nausea IllVrelaled wasting and glaucoma said Dr John Glaspy medical director of the oncology center at University of California Angeles I dont see any value in it at ilaspy said Dr Jeffrey Singer a Phoenix surgeon said his slates law was craned specifically so it would not conflict with federal law If theyre going lo lake away a doctors license because he rendered his opinion on paper thats a First Amendment Singer Said What were trying lo do is provide doctors wfih a legal The California measure passed Nov 5 removed criminal sanctions for or cultivation of marijuana by seriously ill people whose doctors have recommended it A similar law passed the same day in says that someone arrested for possession who has a prescription from a doctor should IK released Dr Spence Thompson a Phoenix oncologist said he objected to the federal government stepping in clinically and telling me whats best for my With no clear path to follow many doctors will simply refuse lo prescribe marijuana to patients who need it Beer said There is a lot of surrounding this Beer said HfJ is not in the interest of the physician to make any recommendations or prescriptions at this Tuesday January New Bmunfcls Ci GRAND PRIZE 7 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