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Child advocacy program ready to roll
Babe Ruth team reaches World Series, Page 8A
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1985-86 Junior Miss
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Margo Denise Whitt of San Antonio was the competition and is snown being crowned
named as the 1985-86 Junior Miss in the final by last year's Junior Miss, Valatie Lorenz of
phase of the scholarship competition last night. Seguin.
She also earned the talent and spirit awards in
Patrol will keep eye on West End crime
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
Growing weary of talking to reporters. Jimmy Delgado explained Friday evening that a • patrol" formed in the West End of town is nothing more than a crime watch program.
All it is. is a neighborhood watch program," he said. "Neighbor watching < out for) neighbor to prevent crimes of all sorts, including police brutality, because that's a crime, also"
Allegations of police brutality are at the center of a study by the recently formed Police Department-Community Relations Study Committee.
Delgado, director of the Progressive Human Rights Coalition, said anybody who lives in the area and who wants to be involved can participate in the program.
Delgado appeared at the Aug. 5 meeting of the temporary study committee formed to look at reports of abuse at the hands of city police officers.
Delgado said he wanted to read five w ritten complaints
about specific incidents of abuse He also claimed that he had about 50 affidavits of police misconduct over several years.
However, committee members felt it best that no names be brought out so soon, and asked Delgado to point out specific incidents without naming names.
But, Delgado said he would rather wait to submit the complaints until the committee is ready to hear the complete story.
He did say Friday that "the complainants are not even considering filing their own lawsuits against the city, they’re all co-plaintiffs in a suit against the city filed in 1983 by Robert Delgado.
"That’s when we started taking affidavits for evidence in the lawsuit," said Delgado, who is Robert's brother. "Then, when this committee was formed, we decided to bring it up to them to see w hat they could do."
Delgado has indicated that the alleged cases of police brutality have resulted in such things as broken ribs and handcuff cuts.
See PATROL. Page 12A
Biggest haul in history of county
Marijuana field raided
Bv DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
More arrests could sprout up in connection with Thursday's raid on a sophisticated marijuana farm in Comal County, where local law enforcement officers seized 1,886 plants growing near the Guadalupe State Park
Comal County Sheriff's Ll. Rudy Rubio and Investigator Dennis Koepp. Texas Ranger Ray Martinez, and New Braunfels Police Detective Juan Gusme assisted other state and federal officers in arresting three men al the scene late Thursday night.
James Dow McC’arrell, 42, of Boerne, was released from the Comal County Jail on $50,000 bond F nday night.
As of presstime Saturday night. Luis Daniel Gonzales. 26. and Neal Collins Curtis. 33, both of Bergheim. remained in jail under $50,000 bond each All three were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana over 200 and under 2.000 pounds Rubio said the high-grade marijuana was growing at a residence about 18 miles east of Blanco Road off Texas Highway 46. and could have provided a crop worth an estimated $1.5 million.
While we were there Thursday, one guy rode up on a horse The other tw o showed up in a pickup truck." Rubio said "The house was empty, but the lights were on and the radio was playing. So I think we may have spooked somebody off "
See MARIJUANA, Page 12A
Nationwide crime protest staged
NEW YURK AP Organizers of the second annual "Night Out hope this year’s nationwide crime-fighting effort will draw out as many as IO million people.
A Philadelphia "Minuteman" on horseback and a mayor-escorted Cincinnati crime-fighting dog named "McGruff" will take to the streets Tuesday night, and other cities also plan special events Residents coast-to-coast will be asked to light their homes and sit on their front porches from 8 p.m. to 9 p.in. to show criminals that neighborhoods are organized and watching, said Matt Peskin. head of National Night Out. part of the Wynnewood, Pa -based National Association of Tow n Watch.
The second annual Night Out "is a sy mbolic demonstration that will let criminals know that we’re mad and
fighting back," Peskin said in a statement Friday The gesture is also a national thank-you to the thousands of volunteers who take part in neighborhood crime watch programs, he said.
"Considering that 95 percent of police arrests are the direct result of a citizen s phone call, it’s easy to understand why community awareness and involvement is important," Peskin said.
l^st year communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out Peskin said organizers hope to involve IO million residents in 4a states this year In New York City, community groups — backed by the Police Department — have organized scores of events
See CRIME. Page 12A
InsideToday s weather
Expect more hot temperatures today and Monday with partly cloudy skies Today’s high is expected to reach IOO cooling to the mid-70s overnight. Saturday ’s high was 98 and Saturday morning’s low was 69 Sunset will be at 8:17 p m.Child advocacy program is ready to roll
Baltimore scored seven runs in the third inning and held on to beat Texas 9-8. Details in Sports
Bv DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
They re open, ready, and willing to do business
Now, not only do the children of Comal County have a personal friend in the court system. But so do the lawyers, parents, police, sheriff’s department, probation department and members of the Department of Human Resources.
The 13 advocates of Comal County Child Advocacy Inc., which took about seven months to organize, completed their final training session last month. And they’re ready to go.
Child Advocacy Inc. is a group of local volunteers, which Group President Cindy Reinarz calls "another resource’’ for those involved with children and a court case.
"We hold that child’s hand through the entire procedure,” Reinarz said. "We’re the one consistent person that child has."
Reinarz explained that during a court case for child abuse or neglect, each agency’s workers (police, DHR) must follow their group’s guidelines.
“And the child gets lost in the process," she said, adding that parents, whether the abuse is coming from inside or outside the family, are
"And they can’t give the child what he needs," she said. "We can really be a totally unobjective person. We can say w bat's best for the children.
"Our jobs aren't at stake; our reputations aren’t at stake."
Reinarz, chairman of the Comal County Child Welfare Board, said the idea for the child advocacy program came from a convention attended County Attorney Bill Renner.
"He got me enthused back in January and we’ve been laying groundwork,” Reinarz said. "It took this long."
After all the hours of setting up the program, advocates spent their final training hours talking to pediatricians, attomies, policemen, and Department of Human Resources workers.
The advocates then attended two days of intensive training with a San Antonio pyschologist.
Dr. Denine Milam from San Antonio spent the 15-hour session learning how to deal with child victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect.
Reinarz said the advocates, screened by a committee and picked from a group of about 30, discovered how to “pick up on what a child is saying and is not saying — what he is acting out.
"It was also trying to help us understand where the perpetrator is coming from, too," Reinarz said.
Barry Allison went through the training sessions.
• It dealt with things having to do
with putting us in the proper
perspective," he said. “How to see the world from a child’s point of view.
How do you explain sexual abuse to a 4- or 5-year-old? How do you deal
with a child who a1) his life has been told that he's not very good?” Allison asked.
Along with developing a rapport See ADVOCACY, Page 12A
Child advocate provides a hand to hold
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG