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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O O 5A Texas Briefs McVeigh I have no fear of execution DALLAS AP Convicted Oklahonitt City bomber Timothy McVeigh expects his appeals to fail and to spend the rest of his life on death wrote in a letter to The Dallas Morning News Because of the intense public pressure arid demand for my blood I do not see an appeals court ruling in my he said in the letter postmarked on Monday I have no fear of McVeigh wrote If anything death by execution is much more predictable than normal life or combat because I at least know when and how Im checking Portions of the sevenpage handwritten letter received by the Morning News on Thursday were published in the newspapers on line edition Thursday night The April 19 1995 truck bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building which killed 168 people was the worst case of domestic terrorism in American history Rates for highrisk drivers drop AUSTIN AP The state insurance commissioner has lowered automobile liability insurance rates for highrisk drivers in the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association the last resort for many drivers who have been turned down for coverage in the standard market The reduction by an average of percent announced Thursday by Insurance Commissioner Elton Bomer is similar to that recommended by administrative law judges who heard testimony concerning the rate TAIPA had requested a 22 percent increase Texas law requires liability insurance Most drivers assigned to TAIPA are considered highrisk because of poor driving records or no prior insurance coverage TAIPA assigns drivers to various insurance companies which can charge rates set by the insurance commissioner About threefourths of drivers assigned to TAIPA carry only mandatory liability coverage Teacher admits molesting studentv Vi iTYLER Texas AP Tyler thirdgrade teacher has pleaded guilty to molesting a 9 yearold student Michael Craig Lollar 38 pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual assault of a child Prosecutors say the incident happened in May at Clarkston Elementary School where Lollar taught He turned himself in Aug 4 and resigned as a teacher Lollar has asked that a jury sentence him The punishment phase begins Jan 20 Until then Lollar is free on bond Police capture fugitives with food stamp rolls WASHINGTON AP Police in 24 cities captured almost fugitives after checking food stamp rolls a sweep that will save taxpayers million administration officials said Thursday Vice President Al Gore announced that the computer cross matching program made legal by last years welfare reform law will be expanded nationwide in the coming months We want to provide a safety net for the needy not a hammock for fugitives and Gore said at a White House event attended by state and local police officials Texas is one of only six states participating in Operation rolling the program out in Dallas Tarrant and McLennan counties I am proud that Texas is one of the first states to kick felons off the food stamp rolls under a groundbreaking federalstate said Texas Department of Human Services Commissioner Eric Bost As of earlier this week law enforcement officials in Texas had arrested 221 fugitives Removing ineligible felons from the food stamp rolls in those three counties alone should net in annual savings said SWB wants to increase monthly charge for local calls AUSTIN AP Southwestern Bell wants to raise the cost of local phone service for many of its customers though some would see no changes and callers in two small communities would get a rate cut and a refund SWBs rate plan filed Thursday with the Texas Public Utility Commission faces approval from the PUC before it could take effect It would increase local phone rates by million a year in Texas i PUC officials said it could take about two months to review the plan Bell charges residential customers between and a month for local phone service based on the number of residential and business lines a caller can reach without paying long distance dharges Customers who can reach more numbers with local calls pay more than those who have local access to fewer lines Many of our local calling areas have seen tremendous growth in business and residential telephone lines Its Important that we align local calling areas in the right rate groups to make sure everyone is treated Texas Presideht David Cole Business customers pay between and a month for local service The highest rates are charged in Houston and would be charged in Dallas if the PUC approved the changes Bell said the number of local phone lines has grown in nearly every part of the state prompting the need to increase rates Many of our local calling areas have seen tremendous growth in business and residential telephone SWB Texas President David Cole said Its important that we align local calling areas in the right rate groups to make sure everyone is treated In all rates would go up in 50 of Bells 300 calling areas That would affect about million customers Bell has a total of some 9 million phone lines in Texas about 78 percent of all lines in the state This is what happens when monopolies are let loose and there is no said Janee Briesemeistef of Consumers Union Gunman releases children in daycare siege PLANO Texas AP A gunman who took 80 children and five adults hostage at a daycare center released his last two captives Thursday night his own son and stepson and then surrendered No one was hurt James Monroe Lipscomb 33 surrendered shortly after 9 some 30 hours after the siege began Police Chief Bruce Glasscock said Glasscock said there were no terms of surrender He was the chief said The children were getting tired and I think he started thinking about the welfare of the Lipscomb gave up right after freeing his 5yearold son James Lipscomb III 5 and 7yearold stepson Xavier Jones Police took Lipscomb to the city jail Spokesman Carl Duke said the man was charged with aggravated kidnapping and could face additional charges Earlier Thursday the gunman released his last adult captive and a little girl Televised images of the 2yearold girl clutching a teddy bear and with her arm around the neck of a woman who was carrying her angered the suspect and he cut off talks with police for two hours By noon though telephone contact had resumed and by nightfall talks were said to be going well After the surrender Glasscock credited a negotiator who was able to build a strong rapport with Lipscomb Those negotiators are exhausted both emotionally and Glasscock said The gunman released dozens of children and three adults from the Rigsbee Child Development Center in the early hours of the standoff Another adult was released just before midnight while the last adult was freed about 4 Thursday 618 E KINGSBURY SEGUIN TX Good Ole J i Boys J New Years Eve K Public Welcome Door Advance CALL 3791079 Ms BViesemeister said telephone companies for some time have argued that it is more cost efficient to serve densely populated areas Now she added Bell is using the excuse of more lines in an area to increase rates Bells rate plan calls for cuts for customers around Roby in West Texas and around Poteet south of San Antonio Monthly rates would fall 65 cents for Robyarea residential customers and 45 cents for residential customers around Poteet Business customers would see monthly drops of around Poteet and around Roby All customers in those areas would split a refund because they previously were overcharged for local service Bell said The highest residential rate increase is 65 cents for customers around Dallas from a month to Business line rates would go up around Austin Natural Selection A Gift Department Store China Crystal Collectibles Gourmet Gifts Precious Moments Dreamsicles Wildlife Sculptures Greenwich Workshop Ebony Vision Swarvoski Crystal Jewelry Dept 56 Arthur Court Designs Aromatique Home Fragrances Root and Yankee Candles Portereiron Dinnerware 1663032 San Pedro Ave 281 at 1000 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