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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas No Overtime Charges 24 HOUR Ever! 7 DAV SERVICE City Wide Ullin Water Lines -Sewer Lines Hoyt "IO Yr." Water Heaters City negotiating with smelter group officials DALLAS AP i — A slate district judge has delayed action on city officials’ efforts to close a lead smelter owned by Dixie Metals while the parties attempt to settle the dispute. Judge Fred Harless agreed to delay a preliminary hearing set for Thursday after settlement negotiations began between city officials and the company, said John Dacus, an attorney representing Dixie Metals. In a suit filed last month, the city and the Texas Air Control Board requested that the East Oak Cliff smelter be closed and fined $1 .OOO a day for alleged violations of the Texas Clean Air Act. City attorneys claimed in the petition that the company had allegedly showed a willful intent to violate state anti-pollution regulations. LUBBOCK (AP) — Henry Lee Lucas’ confessions aren’t enough to get him convicted of three area slayings, but the self-professed serial killer will remain a suspect, a Lubbock prosecutor says. District Attorney Jim Bob Darnell said Thursday he will seek to dismiss three murder charges against Lucas because “the only evidence we had to connect him to these murders were his confessions.” His decision came after a five-month investigation by the district attorney’s office, Darnell said, but he added the cases would remain open and Lucas would remain a suspect. Lucas, currently on Texas’ death row, confessed to hundreds of murders in several states, but earlier this year recanted most of them. I^ast year, he was indicted on capital murder charges in connection with the 1975 slaying of Deborah Sue Williamson, 18, and with the 1976 stabbing death of Elizabeth Ann Price, 44. He also was charged with murder in the 1971 stabbing death of Naomi Miller Martin, 54. All three women were living in Lubbock. In Miss Williamsons’ case, Darnell said investigators obtained information that Lucas was released from a Michigan prison Aug. 22,1975, and was in Maryland on Aug. 24, the day before her murder. Local on Lucas Last April, local Texas Ranger Ray Martinez said he had no doubt Henry Lee Lucas killed an unidentified I^atin woman in 1981 near Northcliffe. Lucas confessed to the 1981 Interstate 35 killing earlier this year when he directed Martinez and Sheriff’s Investigator Kermit Kroesche to within 50 feet of where the body was found. He also told them the time of day she was murdered, and where and how many times he shot her. “He said they were driving an Oldsmobile stationwagon cut down to look like an El Camino, and that there was a mattress and motor oil in the back,” Martinez said last April. “The woman has motor oil on her legs when we found her, and we couldn’t figure out how' it got there. “Stop and think about it. How-many murder victims do you find with motor oil on their legs and feet?” Martinez asked. “I’m not worried and I’m still convinced he did it.” “Because of that, it raised serious questions as to whether he had been in Lubbock the night of the killing,” Darnell said. Darnell said Lucas also claimed another man, Ottis Toole, was with him during both the 1975 and 1976 slayings, but he said new evidence strongly suggests he did not meet Toole until 1979. Darnell said doubts about those two confessions led prosecutors to question the third as well. He said investigators will continue to search for evidence outside the confessions to tie Lucas, or anybody else, to the cases. “I still feel he could have been involved in one or more of the killings, but don’t have sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to present to a jury ,” Darnell said. “We’re not dismissing him as a suspect.” Darnell said papers were prepared Thursday and would be forwarded to the administrative office of the state district courts. Charges would probably be dismissed later this month by 140th District Judge William R. Shaver, he said. As to allegations that investigators fed Lucas information that enabled hun to give authorities precise descriptions of the victims, Darnell said he has concluded that if it happened it wasn’t intentional. He also said he has found no evidence to suggest that Lucas was shown photographs of the victims before he confessed. New Braunfels V\exa\&Zeitung Friday, August 16,1985 SA Some prosecutors work to dismiss murder charges against Lucas Kern, who has four grown children. “They accepted themselves and each other. My son’s childhood friends now come to camps with them.” Charles Moss, who owns a nudist camp outside of Decatur, one of ll in Texas, said voyeurs are rn for a disappointment. “For the most part, you’re not likely to see the body beautiful,” he said. “Most people have imperfect bodies. It’s very asexual.” Hudson said to be in good spirits LOS ANGELES (AP) - AIDS victim Rock Hudson is in "a fabulous frame of mind,” and has a healthy appearance but complains about hospital food, his publicist says. “He’s reading and doing crossword puzzles,” Dale Olson said Thursday after he visited the 59-year-old actor at UCLA Medical Center. "He jokes, is receiving visitors. He looks vital.” Hudson complained about bland hospital food and asked friends to prepare home-cooked treats for him, including Mexican meals, Olson said. Hudson remained in fair and stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. The actor entered the hospital July 29 for treatment of acquired immune decency syndrome, which weakens and eventually destroys the body’s immune system. There is no known cure for it. the your time, Mom    DER,l"A"'    M!"AtD2E,TU’'G Baby Winston Stanley. s< Kathy Stanley doesn t see on Morn and Dad at the New Braunfels Utilities Baby Winston Stanley, son of Patrick and    office The family had just moved to town,    and Kathy Stanley doesn t seem to mind waiting    came to NBU to get their utilities turned on Nudists shed status symbols WILLS POINT i AP) - The way the American Sunbathing Association sees it. removing clothes is just another way to get rid of status symbols. About 400 members of the association, including infants and grandmothers, have gathered in East Texas at the Pondarosa Ranch to talk about their favorite pasttime — nudism. “When you remove your clothes, you take away status symbols, and you see and accept people the way they really are.” said Ellyn Kern, who owns a nudist camp in Indiana. “You feel much more comfortable.” The sunbathing association bills itself as the largest nudist organization in the Western Hemisphere “I believe even one should have at least the chance to try it out,” said Hap Hathaway, public relations chairman for the association. “It’s not as big a change as it seems.” Jim Hadley, 59, the owner of a Miami-area camp said practicing nudism is a basic American right. “That’s what this whole country was made for: freedom for each one to exercise their own moral code,” he said. "There are other types of recreational activities I think are unusual.” Nudist clubs prohibit sexual contact between guests, association officials said. “Some people come thinking they’ll be able to witness or partake in overt sexuality,” said Pete Hadley, Jim Hadley’s wife. That’s not true. They will be asked to leave.” Many conventioneers said they have encouraged their children to take part in nudist activities. “I think it is a beautiful atomosphere for them,” said Mrs. WE ORDERED Too Many School Sewing Machines SINGER S Educational Department anticipated sales to schools would be LARGE. Due to economic conditions, these sales were UNCLAIMED! These HEAVY-DUTY school machines must be sold! Schools DEMAND THE BEST! These machines are MADE OF METAL and will SEW ALL FABRICS! CANVAS, DENIM. UPHOLSTERY, NYLON, TRICOT, STRETCH VINYL, EVEN SEW ON LEATHER! All machines carry Singer s warranty. 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SAN ANTONIO, TEX. 681-2257 ’ATrademark {HWS-np** Cornin, US Government Guaranteed •one. 10.50% Guaranteed aa to principal    A interval 'Ben Casey' charged with theft over car loaned by doctors By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The lawyer fur actor Vince Edwards. better known as television doctor "Ben Casey,” says the actor is not into stealing Toyotas” and will fight any attempt lo extradite him to Beaumont, where awarrant was issued for his arrest The one-time TV doctor is embroiled in a feud with some real-life dolors over a contract he signed with Medi-Quick Inc , a Beaumont medical clinic company Edwards, 57, was arrested at his home in Marina Del Key Thursday on a Jefferson County, Texas fugitive warrant alleging felony tlieft of services, according to authorities in Texas and California The warrant was the result of his alleged failure to return a 1984 Toyota tliat was loaned to hun by Medi-Quick as part of a promotional contract, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff s Office Edwards’ lawyer. Peter Knecht of U»s Angeles, said the actor was released 12 hours later on his own recognizance after a brief appearance in lacs Angeles County Superior Court Knecht said the Texas officials had asked for a $25,000 bond Knecht said the case w as continued in I ais Angeles County Superior Court until mid-September, but the matter may be resolved before then He said he thought someone ui Texas had “overreacted” to F.dwards’ inability to return the loaned car by June 28 w hen it was due. “Obviously this man is not into stealing Toyotas. This matter should resolve itself.” Knecht .said Thursday night, adding that “this is the first arrest he’s ever suffer ed ’’ The lawyer also vowed a fight against any attempts to extradite F.dwards to Texas, saying the car was delivered to him by a I ais Angeles area dealership even though it is owned by a party in Texas. He said he also wanted to avoid Texas because “I think Beaumont is a lot smaller town, and in order to acquire this kind of filing t against \ a celebrity known on sight reflects there is somebody that did something as a favor.” But Dr. Jim Barbet* of Beaumont, whose Medi-Quick Inc. sought the charges against Edwards, sees it another w ay “i When t somebody thinks they’re so big they can walk all over people, they need to be corrected,” Barbee said Thursday night. He said he was not familiar with all the details surrounding Edwards* arrest. INP Anc MOCH Rrtirvmvnt Nm 11.25% • Bah** on A rales Corp Bond* COMMERCIAL * RESIDENTIAL * INDUSTRIAL Toilets -Faucets -Sinks -Disposals -Rump -Sewers Locally Owned dr Operated AMERICAN PLUMBING •NO SERVICE CHARGES •FREE ESTIMATES •SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS •SEWER CLEANING •RADIO DISPATCHED ** Current name is available through your local Edward 0 Jones Broker. * * * Federal regulations require a substantial interest penalty for early withdraw!. 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