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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 12    Herald-Zedi/ng    New    Braunfels,    Texas    Tuesday    August    4,1987 Texas briefs Bexar health official resigns over papal accommodations SAN ANTONIO tAP> Bexar County's highest ranking public-health official has resigned in pro test over what she claims are in adequate health precautions for the* San Antonio site where Pope John Paul ll will celebrate Mass next month Dr Katharine Rathbun. direc t or of the S a n A nt o nt o Metropolitan Health District, told city officials Monday that massive crowding, lack of water and intense midday could prove total to some attending the papal Mass Catholic church officials have said they expect Mio.non people to gather at a 140 acre site to see the pope celebrate Mass Sept lit Mrs Rathbun said the crowd should be limited to 12a,(HH) “I nless proper attention is paid to tin* need for limiting the si/e of the crowd and providing an ade ciliate water supply i'm concern cd we may have hundreds of pee pie dying and thousands of casualties.” she said Mrs Rathbun, who planned to resign Sept IH to move to Denver with her family said she will leave her position at the end of the week because of disagreements with the Catholic archidiocese over health related isssues She said preparations tor the Mass are inadequate and do not follow requirements set bv the state's mass gatherings act “it has simply got to the* point where I cannot ethically acquiet e to their planning I think it s ten) dangerous she said ender Texas law organizers of gatherings that last more than I. hours must apply tor a state- pet mil, whic h sots certain health and safety standards The San Antonio archdiocese has not applied for a permit, saying the gathering will last fewer than 12 hours The Rev David Garcia, chair man of the papal Mass site preparation committee, defended the size and adequacy of the site “This is not a rock concert, Garcia said “This is not a fiesta type event w itll people going there to oat. drink and dance Flits is a religious event, a very sedate kind of gathering Mrs Rathbun warned that children, the- elderly and people with physical ailments should not attend the- Mass for then own salcty My hope is that enough people will hear about this and that the size of the- crowd will Im- cut down because people will decide not to go she said Paws Across Texas uniqueTDC closed four days in a row HI NTSVILLK, Texas AP The Texas prison system remained closed today for the fourth con secutive working day after the inmate population rose-over a state-mandated 9a percent capacity. a prison spokesman said Prison doors have been closed to new inmates since last Thursday Texas Department of Corrections spokesman Charles Brown said The department does not accept new inmates on weekends, he said The inmate population at midnight Sunday and an nounced Monday afternoon was TK Tai convicts, or TS 71 percent 284 over the cap, Brown said About 214 in mates were being released Monday he said The earliest new inmates will be accepted is Wednes day, Brown said Monday’s closure is the It th tins year for the Texas prison system, the nation s third largest behind Califon ma and New York Parlier this year, the department was operating under an open and shut cycle of being open two days and closed the rest of the week Smuqqler held Mexican police ID BROW NS\ ll J I- Texas VI* AIS Customs of ticial said one of four men in the Cameron County jail Monday iii connection with the seizure of 5:52 pounds of marijuana was carrying identification of a Mexican judicial police officer Customs agents on F riday arrested Kduardo Castillo Jimenez, 82, identified as a Mexican federal judicial police officer based in Veracruz Castillo and three other men were charged with possession of 522 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of nearly >:<20.(hh) Use arrested were Jeffery Scott Hammer. 22, of Wot thington, Ohio; Antonio Paul Lianas-Hernandez of Veracruz; and Jorge Isaias Rosales Andrade, to. of Matamoros. MexicoBentsen returns breakfast club money AV VSHING TON AP' Sen Lloyd Bentsen returned $92,500 in campaign contributions given by supporters who had agreed to give $10,000 each for the chance to breakfast with the new Finance Committee chairman once a month, according to financial disclosure records released Monday Benison s disclosure forms for the first half of 1987, which were filed with the Federal Flection Commis sion. reveal that a total of 25 supporters contributed at least a portion of the $10.OOO to Bentsen s breakfast club dubbed the Chairman s Council The club was disbanded by the Texas Democrat last F ebruary within a week of its first meeting following newspaper reports detailing how letters were sent to lobbyists and other potential supporters offering them a chance to sit down with Bentsen once a month it they would pledge the $10,000.UT prof qets FHLB post DALLAS \P Robert I) Mettlen. a I diversity of Texas finance professor, was appointed Monday as acting president of the F'ederal Home Loan Bank of Dallas bank officials said Mettlen will replace Roy G Green, who resigned last month He has served as chairman of the hank's board of directors since 1982. when he was named to the board as a public interest director F'HLB Board Chairman Danny Wall and Bank Board member Lawrence J White approved the selection of Mettlen. who will assume his duties as the head of the Dallas bank in mid August DALLAS \P Justin McAllen 9-year-old kid met Lady. a mostly miniature schnauzer with a pink hat on a recent afternoon and the relationship bloomed Justin i-' from Denison He s a chubby guy with a burt haircut Lady has white hair and likes to chase whatcvei someone will throw for her They look like ordinary boy and dog but in truth neither ^ordinary at all Justin is recovering from a head injury he suffered \pril 24 when a car crashed into his bicycle a'- he rode to school And though he appears to be physically sound his mind plays strange tricks on him \nd Lady owned by \ irginia Hyatt of Arlington is one of only a few dogs iii the Dallas area trained to take pail in recreational therapy tor patients of nursing homes hospitals and other medical facilities Ms Hyatt founded Paws Across Texas an organization of owners and dogs willing to help with therapy Rev cully she and other memt*ers of the group were .it Dallas Rehabilitation Institute to v isit some t*>y s and girls all victims of head injuries who might enjoy a little hairy company arid who might just might respond to the (logs mon* positively than they respond to their ban at therapists • in one side of the recreational therapy nmir at DRI I adv demonstrated skills at retrieving a number of «»t• jeels while on the othei side tit the room Beal a black pckapoo alternately sat up and played dead dog Responses from die bai! dozen chi.did. sailed a cording to the seventy of then injuries Justin was animated but IT year-old Michael Guynesot Arlington who suftered profound brum Hair, loo'bal! practice at Martin High school ii Arlington as! .cai was attle only*- aband slow iv whet. * wa- ’ ane ;> return to fits room Paws Across leva' consists »c mole ’hun two dozen dog ow liers and their pets which range in size -rom a Impound Irish wolfhound to a pourd dat hshund To become members dog owners must have put then pets through obedience si I lo* * i and met    * I * ie quirements mostly health related I (amire sh mde-prep.iring the dogs to tx around w beele hairs The dogs are' used as tools to mot iv ate stimulate eel; decrease depression and tx« cd in- < - at ■1 e rn* > '' to institutions they visit AD Hyatt said Respond !iu|| medical personnel has been em out *c ’ .    * < - the group is seeking new me • •• :'    -    " * I>allas area Patty Schaller mat net of rn :ea’i<-n r, : . a* ■ vices at Dallas Rehabilitate)! tnMitub says Uh 5 -have tH*en a welcomed addition to th* ■ .tpv p- a.* Ive set-ll tho a* pal lei 's • et • •. c- • . fie!: !.« ,t ' ;    . • I enwinding 'tit s.tnt Ile - ii-gnmd to bt b They ll reach oui and t then    •    •    •    it a away when the dog In ks then) it the fat •• I bes mav ne respond that wav to flue ms Dogs have an unconditional l«»v e tor people lf n*-a matter who they me I - .-re s a armit *-•    ; :    • the animal and I ’bask tnt y re pond to th,.! P really working Though the weekly v ,>its irons the dogs rn.iy Nab! gt spe! rn the lives el I tie youngsters at Uh ret a! • • t elite! Un v I,cvi * Oat , ie , U •    .    •    ' has u-en dom Justin for inst.a • . univ ne. d rn !«<    I . vt    os    -    ,    « ti returns to no:-5 at f mottle! I a •'    Ade- :    : He tuts lost sot- e of hts rn. ii av    st .    aid    I    u st anta tit d<* Ii 'si I >ta lo ,t'M H'    !    ' of his head amt it ha' affected lc-w Ins    ta am    a    fie    iti ut fie I side of In - iv AA tie- ' . t * a -    • ta et i omit th* nun * and he TI Urn k rn Heat wave death toll rising T Ii ti n d erst o r rn s d r o p {> e d temperatures a degree a minute iii the Midwest hut tailed today to ct ack the lieut wave gripping the eastern two thirds oi the nation Hit heat now in its I Bt ti day bas been blamed tm 8 deaths We've already had , summer worth of 9o degree 'emperalui'S said state climatologist Paul VA ade in Iowa where tempt : atm es cooled to the Sos Monday after the hottest May through July since 19;;ii Hospitals in Fvansville Iud and indianapolis were treating people tot beat related ailments an I Alabama s Department of Public Health extended a heat alert through today    warning people to take precautions storms spawned by the hot md humid .iii have downed pow ct lines straining utilities alreadv struggling to meet record-setting demand tor {tower The heat also Rep pm ut busy Roads buckle, cars break down |M*ople s tempers an (laved be ..use of it said fief) Fletcher a spokesman for the Illinois State Police “We find it as stressful as everyone else S call e r e ti s h o vs e r s a ii d thunderstorms were forecast today (rom the Atlantic Coast states across much ol the Great Lakes region and middle Missis.'tppi A alley and into the southern Plains Bul high' rn Uh* (His or abov e were forecast troll, southern New Fngland to Florida and west into the Ohio V alley the lower Mississippi Valley and the Southern Plains Highs in triple digits were expected in parts ut Arkansas and nor Uh astern Texas .is well as the Southwest desert Relief from the beat iii tile eastern two thirds oi the nation is expected bv Wednesday over all but Uh* cen ti al Atlantic ( oast anti Southeast according to the National Weather Ser vice On Monda tc nper.dares dropped into the Has in Kansas and Missouri from BM) plus on Sunday as afternoon thunderstorms rolled in The temperature in Kansas City Alo dropped from lo:; to 81 in o minutes Storms brought Indiana heavy rain and Illinois high winds lightning and hail More than an inch of rain fell in a few hours in Kentucky but provided only a tine! respite from the heal which blistered Paducah with a record 102 degrees However forecasters said the storm heralded a cold front that will push into the state Wednesday drop ping temperatures .it least > to lo degrees Tin- trout Monday was over the up pel Plains, causing highs iii the 70s in Montana and North Dakota The cooler air chased a high pressure system lingering over the nation s midsection into the Northeast caus mg a resumption of steamy weather there Ftlev en cities east tit the Mississip pi River reported record high temperatures Monday The highs in Michigan included 85 it Marquette '*4 at Alpena and 91 at Sault Ste Marie on the < allodian (.orderlf you are at least 60 years old and make an opening deposit of $2,000 or more, you wit receive these benefits with our new MPrime account,It s our way of helping you enjoy the prime of your life. 1. 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