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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                jgKung g Tuesday September 9 1 997 g 5 Community Spirit Nursing scholarship The Department of Texas American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley recently awarded a nursing scholarship to Reagan StandleV of New Braunfels The 1997 Canyon High School graduate will attend Southwest Texas Start University From left are Unit No 35 secretary Joan P Helmke Standley and parents Betty and Stephen Sandley Photo submitted Producers Coop supports Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Producers Coop manager Horace Luensmann right aid Marshall Strey present Comal County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Queen Shawns Koehler with a donation to the rodeo to be conducted Saturday at the rodeo arena on Interstate 35 South at the Solms Road exit Photo submitted Republic of Texas members plan their own depository in Yoakum Privately owned bank will not accept deposits in currency YOAKUM Texas AP A notice to anyone planning to open an account at Texians First Dont take paper currency Bank officials may blow their noses with it Texians First isnt your usual bank its a privately owned depository headed by members of the Republic of Texas separatist group The bank is in Yoakums old First State Bank building It will accept only gold silver platinum diamonds and postal money orders said Lauren Savage head of the soontoopen facility Forget cash currency is a lien notice against the United States land and Savage told The Victoria Advocate The Republics aim is to return gold and silver as legal tender for the state because the Constitution says debts will be paid with gold dr silver he said They breached the Constitution by paying with paper she said Postal orders are accepted because the Postal Service js the natural bank of the United States It originated the concept of mondy orders to transfer gold Savage explained Deposits will be insured by private insurance companies as apposed to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp used by most other financial institutions Although the facility wont be open for business for another 15 to 20 days it is open for deposits by appointment The group will avqid accepting deposits of less than to keep from having to pay a state sales tax Savage said The Republic of Texas believes Texas was unconstitutionally taken into the United States and should be declared a separate republic Texas Briefs By The Associated Press Man whose drunkenness caused fatal accident gets prison term HOUSTON AP A man whose drunkenness was blamed for an accident that killed a 35yearold woman and her 9yearold daughter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison A trial was to have begun Monday for Todd Arland Mitchell 39 but he pleaded guilty to two charges of intoxicated manslaughter and one charge of intoxicated assault He was sentenced to the maximum prison term on each count 20 years each for the manslaughter charges and 10 years for the assault But under a plea bargain the state agreed to allow the sentences to run currently Mitchell will be eligible for parole in five years Had he gone to trial Assistant District Attorney Denise Nassar had announced she would ask State District Judge Carol Davies to stack any sentences on top of each other That would have resulted in a total sentence of 50 years upon conviction if the jury assessed the maximum on each case Killed in the March 9 accident were Alicia Ozores and her daughter Claudia A 14yearold daughter Maria was injured in the accident Televangelist says more videotapes show abuse of Missouri inmates By SUSANNA LOOP ST LOUIS AP Missouri prison officials call the contents of three videotapes recorded in March at a prison in Gregg County Texas use of necessary force to regain The Rev Larry Rice calls it tremendous Last month Missouri canceled its contracts to house overflow state inmates in Texas after officials learned of a videotape showing inmates being abused in Brazoria Countys privately managed jail near Houston Now Rice a televangelist who advises many Missouri inmates and their relatives says he has obtained videotapes revealing abuse of Missouri prisoners in the Gregg County Detention Center at Longview in East Texas The Missouri prisoners in both counties were handled by employees of Capital Correctional Resources a private jail management company The company did not return a phone call Monday evening from The Associated Press BPW invites working women to join its ranks The New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens Club will conduct a membership social at Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Interstate 35 access road The meeting will include a sandwich dinner style show by The Dress Barn Woman and information about BPW Working women are invited to call 6251847 for further information and reservations Submitted by the New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens Club Police examining Tshirts assorted tools for clues to body finds SAN ANTONIO AP After analyzing bone fragments dug up from a San Antonio back yard police will begin examining other artifacts unearthed in the search for bodies at Leonard and Monika Rizzos home In a document filed with state District Judge Raymond Angelini on Friday police listed dozens of items collected from the yard at the house on the citys southeast side Among the artifacts are six Tshirts from the Bandido motorcycle gang a backyard barbecue pit where finger like bones were found and assorted knives and gardening tools the San Antonio ExpressNews reported in todays editions The items were among the more than 140 police gathered in their search Besides human remains police looked for anything that could be used to inflict death or serious bodily injury or to cut or saw bones Carpet samples from the master bedroom vanity area and hallway and several stained items are being tested for evidence of human blood Among the stained items are mens briefs a plywood board and pallet and a seat cover Survey finds some picking computers over caffeine AUSTIN AP Growing numbers of savvy personal computer buyers know what they want how to use it and are so enamored of the technology that three in four would give up caffeine or the VCR before abandoning their PCs Call them the TechKnow says Dell Computer which reported the findings in a survey released today The TechKnows who span all ages genders and geographies are likely to be on their second or third computer and are familiar with online Dell said in news release Their leading uses for home PCs accessing the Internet working at home obtaining information or news and keeping in touch via electronic mail Their No 1 concern The telephone survey interviewed consumers 13 years of age and older from July 23 to Aug 3 said Cynthia HardieBoone a spokeswoman for Dell The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus percentage points Autograph collector considers Mother Teresas prayer his top prize HOUSTON AP Autograph collector Anthony Pizzitola was just looking for Mother Teresas signature two years ago during one of her visits to the Bronx Instead he received much more than the humanitarian nuns name scrawled on 1 lby14inch cardboard he had sent her Keep the joy of loving Jesus in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family Always pray together God bless the cardboard piece reads with Mother Teresas name signed at the bottom I started reading it and I actually started Pizzitola said Pizzitola said the prayer was indicative of the spirit of Mother Teresa the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Roman Catholic nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor of Calcutta India She died Friday night of a heart attack 5th Circuit overturns sexual discrimination case against UTSA SAN ANTONIO AP A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a University of TexasSan Antonio faculty member was not the victim of sexual discrimination when the school denied her a promotion to full professor The decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reverses a lower court ruling in favor of professor Betty Travis The 5th Circuit determined there wasnt enough evidence of bias in the case against UTSA At the heart of the case is the changing MUure of San Antonios only public fouryear university For years UTSA primarily was a teaching institution but officials recently have stressed research UTSA President Samuel Kirkpatrick now requires faculty members to distinguish themselves through scholarship an area where Ms Travis was found to be marginally according to Mondays ruling Hard Water Problems We Can Solve 4 Water Softeners 4 Salt or Salt Free 4 Reverse Osmosis 4 Free Water Testing 4 Free Estimates We Service What We Sett WdterDoctor Toll Free For the latest listings in see the HeraldZeitung Classifieds on Friday and Sunday Prosecutor No plea bargain for State Senator Drew Nixon AUSTIN AP State Sen Drew Nixon will not be offered a plea bargain on prostitution and weapons charges such as resignation in exchange for no jail time Travis County Attorney Ken Oden said Monday I dont think the politics and the enforcement should get mixed Oden said 1 believe there should be a strong accountability signal that supports the neighborhood and 1 dont think that would be accomplished simply by a change in his political A Nixon spokesman said that was fine with the Carthage Republican that Nixon is looking for no special treatment A trial date will be set at a hearing scheduled for today but the trial is expected to begin next week Only four blacks enter UT law school AUSTIN AP Aja Henderson and Latosha Lewis arent exactly in a class by themselves but its close They are among just four new black students who entered the University of Texas Law School this year Both women say the prospect of a topflight education outweighed their concerns over plummeting minority enrollment at the law school which followed the antiaffirmative action court decision known as Hopwqod But theyalso say the education offered by the law school would be even better if the student body were more diverse Its nottjust because Im Ms Henderson 22 o Baton Kouge said of the consideration she gave to the Hopwood decision before enrolling at UT Bridging the Between the Doctors Office and the Emergency Room New Braunfels Minor Emergency Walk in for SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS 226 N UNIQN 6093413 Hours MF 109 Sat 105 Reading matters D jLV a master key to success Its what enables you to participate in all of lifes activities Reading is New Braunfels HeraldZeitung September is National Literacy Month   

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