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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8 o 0 Friday January fl Friday January 9 Texas Today OOP MHO IOSOS death row appeal HUNTSVILLE AP Lc Condemned killer Michael Lockhart who faces execution Texas and two other states and wt once claimed to have murdered many as 27 people has lost his cas before a federal appeals court The decision Thursday by the Circuit Court of Appeals it New Orleans also lifted a reprieve Lockhart won from the same court last September That action which had been opposed by the Texas attorney generals office halted Lockharts scheduled lethal injection for killing a Beaumont police officer in 1 988 The New Orleans court rejected three claims from Lockhart including arguments he was denied a fair trial because he was ordered shackled and handcuffed during his trial The restraints were ordered after Lockhart tried to escape the courthouse by diving through a thirdfloor closed window He earlier had shouted obscenities in court and threatened deputies The Supreme Court has expressly held that the use of such visible restraints is appropriate under certain the appeals court wrote Drilling site could become Dallas Countys first well DALLAS AP Evoking memories of Southfork Ranch a wildcat drilling rig is rising just northwest of the Dallas skyline Contrary to what outofstate viewers of the longrunning primetime soap may think oil and gas wells arent fixtures of Dallas County But wildcat oilman Sanford Dvorins venture in the suburb of Coppell could be the countys first commercially productive find My husband and I were driving by and he said Whats that Is that an oil said a resident Ann McDonald We couldnt believe it you can see it from the The million project rising 115 homes and a planned shopping mall is the brainchild of Dvorin a New Jersey native who says he has almost 30 years of experience putting together drilling deals for himself and others I think these will be very prolific said Lance Weissman president of Foundation Drilling and Exploration Inc of Richardson which is providing financial backing Dallas school board promotes acting superintendent DALLAS AP New Dallas school superintendent Yvonne Gonzalez says shell work hard for children of the nations lOthlargest school district Some grownups in the district wish she were making the pledge somewhere else The Dallas school board selected Ms Gonzalez who had been acting superintendent since August to succeed Chad Woolcry as permanent superintendent of the student school system Ms Gonzalez was one of five finalists for the position announced last month She has served as the school systems acting superintendent since the August resignation of Chad Woolery The appointment came on a 60 vote and was announced by board president Bill Keevcr shortly after noon Pilots threaten strike against American FORT WORTH AP American Airlines pilots say they wont hesitate to strike if the airline doesnt agree to several concessions not included 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their demands at the office of Premier Mirko Marjnnovic today as they ended their march They asked for a meeting but were told to leave the letter instead Earlier this week a delegation of students met with Serbias interior minister to demand the removal of police but had no success We wanted to see if Premier Marjanovic was ready to do what one of his ministers Cedomir Jovanovic a student leader said today the students said they would demonstrate again on Saturday Students and opposition followers have demonstrated for 53 straight days to protest Milosevics annulment of Nov 17 local elections won by the opposition Mora soldiers taks to trw streets of Israel JERUSALEM AP Israel put more soldiers on the streets across Israel today after two bomb blasts in Tel Aviv wounded 13 Israelis and threwa new kink into the labored peace talks with the Palestinians In Jerusalem troop reinforcements were stationed in the Old City as police expected thousands of Muslim worshipers for prayers today the first day of the Muslim holy Ramadan We realize that there could be some sort of Internal Security Minister Avigdor Kahalani said Overnight police arrested two more Arabs and then released them and a third person arrested after the bombing Kahalani said police have not identified responsible for the late Thursday in a poor Tel Aviv neighborhood Some including Palestinian officials accused the militant Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but no group has claimed responsibility Simpson prepares for more testimony in civil trial SANTA MONICA Calif AP After a forensic expert testified about finding a new blood trail leading away from the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman Simpson heads back to the stand following two of the strongest defense days of his civil trial The new blood trail on the sidewalk outside Nicole Simpsons condominium will be used by the defense to support a theory that two killers attacked Nicole Simpson and her friend Goldman Simpson who underwent hostile questioning for 2 days in November during the plaintiff case is due in court today to answer friendly questions from his own lawyer before undergoing another round of hostile queries from the opposition The defense has had a good week Simpsons forensic expect Dr Henry Luc said in videotaped testimony Thursday that he found a new blood trail leading away from killing scene None of the blood in that area was tested by police The blood could be seen in a photo used in the first trial however the area of the drops was cropped out of the picture Lee saw the drops in a different print that hadnt been cropped 911 call placed from home where flirt later strangled BOULDER Colo AP Three days before the body of 6yearold JonOenet Ramsey was found strangled police received a 911 call from her home that ended before the dispatcher could talk to the person on the line After calling back and getting voice mail police sent an officer to the home according to the police records examined Thursday by The Associated Press The officer left minutes later and did not file a report Investigators would not comment on the call but The Washington Post reported today that police were told the call was made by a drunken guest at a Ramsey Christmas party The Post said the source close to the family described the call as
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