New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Nebraska 67, Arkansas 54 Rice 70, Texas Southern 59 SMU 92, Georgia St. 67 T. Tech 82, Pepperdine 64 Houston 71, St. Mary's 55
Cougarettes win Hays consolation
rM‘SWT student killed in Friday crash on FM 306
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
A one-car crash on FM 306 at 8 p.m. Friday took the life of a Southwest Texas State University co-ed and
Twenty-year-old Kellie English of Odessa was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Price Harrell, 21, of Austin, was reported in satisfactory condition Saturday night at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Both women were thrown from the car after it hit a rock bluff on a right-hand curve. Texas highway trooper Jon Lindley said the driver, English, lost control while passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone. She apparently tried to cut back into the right lane, went into a spin and hit the
bluff on the right side.
The driver and passenger were ejected at that point, but Lindley said the car went on across the road and hit the bluff on the left side, too. The driver of the car English had been trying to pass witnessed the crash, but was not involved.
Harrell was taken to McKenna by the Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Service. Lindley said she had suffered kidney damage and some possible broken bones. English was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger.
This was the second fatality accident this week involving a Southwest Texas student. Laura Masuccio, 20, and Kimberley Kubenka, 21, lost their lives Dec. 6 in a one-car crash in Medina County. Masuccio, of Canyon Lake, was a junior education major at SWT.
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Vol. 92 - No. 246
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Ortiz handed 12-year term
The faces of Weston Pacharzine (63) and Ronan Ikeis (14) tell clearly who won the New Braunfels Bay City semifinal bash Friday night in Victoria The speedy Black Cats laid waste to
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the Unicorns' title hopes, 49-6. and now face Lubbock Es taco do for 4 A crown The rather depressing details are on Page SA.
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Alfred Gonzales Ortiz, found guilty of possession of methamphetamine by a Comal County jury Wednesday, was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Corrections Friday.
Ortiz was the first of over 30 persons arrested in the massive Comal County drug bust in July to be tried by a jury. He was charged with delivery of methamphetamine, but the jury instead found him guilty of the lesser included offense of possession.
The jury also assessed a $3,000 fine Friday against Ortiz, who is currently on special federal probation for intent to deliver 54 pounds of marijuana J.L. Mclntrye, a federal probation officer, testified that a conviction could revoke Ortiz’ probation, which would mean a minimum of two years and eight months rn prison
That same two years and eight months was defense attorney Mark Clark’s recommendation to the Comal County jury in closing arguments Friday. ‘ Mr. McIntyre said that was the minimum he’d serve,” Clark said. “It’s something he already faces.”
Ortiz was the first of over 30 persons arrested in the massive Comal County drug bust in July
to be tried by a jury.
The range of punishment up for the jury’s consideration was not less than two nor more than 20 years, and up to a $10,000 fine.
Clark also asked the jury “not to destroy the Ortiz family. You’re not setting an example for the con jnunity like Mr. (Bill) Schroeder would have you believe,” he added. “The only ones affected will be the Ortiz family.
Mr. Ortiz has demonstrated he can work. His help is needed by his parents, wife and children. By your verdict, you’ve said his actions were wrong But be progressive thinkers, and mak»* the punishment fit the crime and the circumstances.”
On Uie witness stand Friday, Ortiz
See TRIAL, Page MA
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Man of peace
Walesa wins coveted Nobel Prize
OSLO. Norway (API — The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 1983 Peace Prize to Solidarity leader l*ch Walesa in absentia Saturday, honoring hun for raising the burning torch” of man s inextinguishable longing for freedom Applause thundered through Oslo University’s Aula Hall as Danuta Walesa, her 13-year-old son at her side, stepped to the dais to accept the medal and to read the acceptance speech in which her husband urged continued non-violent struggle for free labor unions and human solidarity After one of tile most enthusiastically received Nobel speec hes in recent years, the crowd rose to its feet, its rhythmic applause bringing Mrs Walesa back to the dais from her front-row seat for a bow.
Walesa, who remained at home in the Polish port of Gdansk where his now-outlawed labor movement was born, listened to a broadcast of the speech with tears in his eyes and said the prize was not just for hun bul for all the ‘ unnamed heroes” of the struggle.
“I do regret missuig the ceremony, but I could not afford to take the risk,” be told reporters in his home repeating his fear that Poland’s Communist
authorities would not have let him return if he had gone to Oslo to collect the prize. He also said he must not leave the country while Polish activists remain rn jail.
He later told a crowd of 4,000 cheering supporters who attended a Mass in honor of Poland's Nobel laureates that the free trade union movement would eventually triumph
“I ask you for further prayers to speed up our assured victory,” the founder of Hie outlawed Solidarity labor federation told the crowd at St. Brygida's Roman Catholic church.
Mrs Walesa heard Egil Aavik, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, praise her husband as a champion of human rights dedicated to nonviolence She then went forward and accepted a blue leather box containing the Nobel gold medal and a blue leather-covered diploma recognizing his honor. Bogdan Walesa, wearing a tuxedo, stood at his mother’s side.
In his speech, which Mrs. Walesa read in Polish, the Solidarity leader appealed for reconciliation and respect for the dignity of labor The speech made few direct references to the tactics with which the
Polish government countered his movement, the Soviet bloc’s only independent union
Walesa, 40, was a prisoner for U months after a martial law crackdown on his IO iiullion-member
movement's activities Dec 13,1981.
New subdivision rules on City Council agendaInside
A new 110-page subdivision ordinance, an ordinance regulating burglar alarms and another ordinance raising park fees will come before the City Council Monday night.
The council will meet at 7.30 p.m. rn the council chamber at City Hall. A 7 p.m. executive session is scheduled before the public meeting for discussion of
The park ordinance, which covers swimming pool,
picnic and area rental fees, is proposed for a one-shot emergency reading, so that Parks Director Court Thieieman can apply the new fees when he starts taking reservations on Jan. I.
Council will also consider approving the subdivision code on emergency reading, but may decide to go through the customary three readings
See COUNCIL, Page MA
'Bubba' Connelly due back in Texas
Local attorney John Chunn got word Friday afternoon that John R. “Frank” Connelly was on his way hp™* to Texas, with his four-year-old son, “Bubba," in tow.
A Florida judge decided to honor local District Judge Fred Moore’s Nov. 22 order, declaring Texas to be the child’s home state, and giving Frank Connelly temporary custody of Bubba, who has lived with him in Texas since November IMI.
The child has spent the past month in Florida with
his mother, Kathryn A. Connelly. Mrs. Connelly came to Comal County on Nov. 8 and obtained a court order authorizing her to take the boy from Ann It Andy Learn and Play Center.
District Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer issued that order after Mrs. Connelly showed him a copy of a Florida decree finalizing her divorce from Frank Connelly, and giving her custody of her son.
See CUSTODY, Page MAToday s Weather
The National Weather Service is predicting more imDecember-iike weather. Sunny and mild today, with temperatures in lower 70s. Winds out of the northwest near IO mph. Sunrise today will be at 7:1$ p.m.We Did it Our Way
Matt Kyle wanted to do an Elvis Presley medley for the annual Canyon High talent show Thursday, and he needed a guitar player to back Mm up. Instead, he wound up with Editor Robert Johnaon playing every chord he knew — ell five of them. See Opinions. Page 4ABUSINESS.....................11.12A
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Community Sing planned on Plaza next Sunday
New Braunfels residents can sing along during the second annual Hobday Community Sing at 5.30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at Main Plaza The program is sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Art Council.
The council members are preparing song sheets in expectation of a bigger crowd than last year’s 400 singers
“We’ve planned all sorts of holiday music,” said Elizabeth Elliott, chairperson of the sing-along committee. “There will be the usual carols, of course, but we’ve also collected some that aren’t sung as often, as wail as some popular Christmas time ballads and fun songs for children."
The caroling will begin a half bour later than last year so that darkness will fall by the end of the program, letting those gathered enjoy the Christmas lights.
“It will also last 15 inmates longer this year,” Elliott said, ‘ because the one complaint we received last year was that they wanted to sing more!"
Because of the later start and the longer program, the Arts Council advises people to bring a flashlight to help them see the words and a folding chair for their comfort
Police will have the downtown _ blocked off for safety, and no traffic will be allowed through past 5 p m In case of rain, the event will be held at Seele Parish Hall on Coll St.
“But wherever we sing, the celebration of brotherhood will be there And that’s what this is all about,” said Lots Gerhardt, president of the Arts Council “That special feeling of oneness we all experienced last year began Christmas week the way nothing else could have."