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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY January 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 64 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents SVHS student killed Burch Junior remembered as hardworking BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Students and faculty at Smithson Valley High School grieved Wednes day for junior Amy whose hap optimistic attitude came through even in her died Wednesday morning when her 1994 Lin coln Town Car col lided with a semi truck on 281 about Department of Pub lic Safety Trooper Robert Armstrong Burch was west bound on Farmto Market Road 306 and turning left onto southbound 281 when the truck struck the drivers side of her Armstrong Leland of drove the northbound a 1995 red Peterbuilt hauling a tanker Armstrong Apparently Burch was trying to make a left turn onto 281 and failed to yield the rightofway at the stop SVHS Principal Brad Williams said students on their way to school saw the aftermath of the wreck and rec ognized the This is something we fear every with the number of kids we have on the road and the roads we he junior class has had a tough It hit the teachers very hard right off the She was very special to The teen filled a sketchbook she kept for art class with pictures about the art teacher Claudette Cozzi She had really positive things in her Hers was about grad the Cozzi Cozzi and SVHS publications advis er Kathi Couch comforted each other after they heard the news that one of their students had been They blotted red eyes as they described Burch as a striking girl who liked to the positive side of All the kids who came by today said she was always and she 1 JESSIE Kaitiyn Vicars looks for remnants from Amy Burchs vehicle at the scene of Burchs fatal accident Vicars and Burch were classmates at Smithson Valley High School and worked together at really She was always Couch She was that leader type that took a real hard A counseling team and administra tors briefed who in turn shared the news with their It reaUy started to kill her teachers when they started to find out because she was such a good SVHS cross country coach Louise Davidson When I first found it had not been confirmed I praying that jt was a Davidson met who attended San Antonio Madison her freshman when the teen transferred to SVHS before her sophomore When you think of Amy you think of someone who was always very pos itive and always encouraging Davidson She was always so good and a joy to be She made people love Teachers and students heralded that theme Amy was She was a hard She always had a She lived upto her own V Its over Last Texas convicts apprehended BY NICK WADHAMS Associated Press Writer COLORADO AP Ending one of the nations biggest man hunts without the last two escaped convicts from Texas left a hotel barechested and in handcuffs Wednesday after railing against the Texas criminal justice system in a TV inter Patrick Murphy and Donald gave up after each was granted a five minute telephone interview with The surrender ended a frantic search that began exactly six weeks ear lier when the pair and five others broke out of a Texas prison 800 miles They had their say by tele phone and then we had them back out of the shirt hands in the no weapons on FBI agent Mark Mershon Inside the authorities found 10 two shotguns and Of the other four were arrested peacefully Monday in nearby Woodland Park and a fifth committed suicide as authorities closed Police said they had accounted for all 60 guns they b elie veclr theeonyictslhad obtained since their 13 Texas authorities have said they will seek the death penalty against the men for the Christmas Eve slaying of a Dallasarea policeman dur ing a holdup at a sporting goods His loaded gun was recovered from the con victs on The last two convicts had checked in at the Holiday Inn on Monday paying in cash and showing possi bly false hotel officials A suspicious employee called Officers checking out the tip telephoned one room around 10 Tuesday and r convicts another imitted 22 Murphy You got I dont know how you guys did but you got Deputy Police Chief Luis Velez quoted Murphy as say Skip Arms added I think the officers were equal ly surprised when the indi vidual said you found Aftfer fivdhours of iiegdtia the inmates gave up at During the interviews with a KKTV news Newbury said the breakout was a statement against the Texas judicial The system is as corrupt as we You going to do something about do something about that said who was serving a 99year sentence for armed who was serving 50 years for said he was up for parole but felt he would have been given unfair parole requirements that would have landed him back in Lamar Bush has what it takes to succeed in JESSIE Lamar Smith jokes with New Braunfels Rotary Club President Rita Kaufmann BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Lamar said George W Bush could prove to be as great a chief executive as Ronald Reagan was and will be able to build the consensus he needs to see much of his agenda become Smith on Wednesday told the New Braun fels Rotary Club about the Republican agen da arid what voters should expect from the He will meet the expectations of the Repub licans and exceed the expectations of the Democrats so we know well be in great Smith who stopped Wednesday in New Braunfels on his way back to also met with Comal County commis He told local officials he will try to help them secure million for a network of flood control dams that could stave off anoth er October 1998 Smith said told the Rotarians that Bush already is working to build a coalition that will enable him to realize the campaign promise of improving Americas public He wants to get control back to parents and local school Smith What we need to do is get every school in the country as good as the schools in Comal Smith Thats what the presi dent wants to Smith said he doubted there would be sup port for a nationwide voucher but he thought pilot programs could be attempted in some Bush is looking for a broadbased tax We need acrosstheboard tax The American people have overpaid their Smith The president also wants to end the mar riage penalty the feature of the tax code that causes married couples to pay higher taxes than single adults filing separately and inheritance Smith Bush has what it will take to succeed in Smith He said like would be able to go over the heads of the Congress to the American people for support of his if need I think George Bush has the potential to be as great or greater a president than Ronald Reagan Smith Victim testifies about attack in sexual assault trial BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The second trial of a man accused of breaking into an apartment and raping a New Braunfels woman is expected to go to the jury jurors heard testimony from the who described fearing for her life during and after brutal attack in the middle of the the Jer ald H told jurors he met the she was immediately taken with invited him to her apartment for sent him away after ward and then called According to the defen dants that all took place in about 20 minutes and then the victim lied about it If convicted of second degree felony sexual Ytuarte faces two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to This hi 22nd Judicial District Court before Judge Charles is Ytuartes second for this This past a jury deadlocked and a mistrial was An jury was seated Monday for the second On the trial reopened with testimony of the who has since left New She only looked at the defendant twice during hours on the witness prosecutor Ed Jendrzey asked her to identify the sus She choked back sobs and tears during much of her tes She said she woke up with a man in her bedroom after putting up a brief did as she was told because the man was choking I literally couldnt I thought he was going to kill she Ytuarte painted a different He said the victim invited him into her home minutes after meeting him and offered to have sex with I wasnt there 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