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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410M053    10/22/86f:°- »» «iSLA'BALLAS, TX 75245 Accused bomber Area may plead insanity See Page 3A Comal River............ 350    (down    5) Water    Canyon inflow............ 928 (same) Canyon outflow ........ 755 cfs (same) Watch    Edwards Aquifer  626.69 (down .04) Canyon Lake level .... 910.24 (down .04) Chamber honors Local local residents See Page 2A 5 Rangers named all-district Page 5 New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday December 17,1985 25 Cents 12 Pages Beer seller turns self in By DEBBIE OeLOAGN Staff writer Thomas Allen Corbin, the owner of the Bier Haus on North Union Street, has been released on a $300 bond after his arrest during the weekend for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor. Corbin, 29, turned himself in to authorities at the Comal County Sheriff’s Office. The charge against him involved a 15-year-old boy, who wrote two checks — one for a $140 deposit, and another for $449.50 — to buy four kegs of beer last August. A month later, the beer business attempted to file hot check charges against the youth with the County Attorney’s Office. Keimer called the charge against Corbin “the grossest liquor violation’’ he’s seen in IO years, and said he wasn’t made aware of the boy’s age until deputies went to arrest him. A random sampling of wholesale beer prices in New Braunfels indicated an average cost of $50 for a 10-gallon keg, with deposits in the $35-40 range per keg. Keimer has also written a letter to W S. McBeth, administrator of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, asking “that an example be made of this case for the sake of my community.” After Corbin’s arrest, Sam Smelser, TABC’s senior agent in New Braunfels, said, “We’ll call him in and explain the administrative charges against him. he can sign a waiver at that time, and say, i’m guilty,’ and he will get a suspension for so many days.” lf Corbin says the charges aren’t true, a TABC hearing board will be set up to decide the case’s outcome. lf found guilty, Corbin would then be allowed to appeal that decision in district court in New Braunfels In the meantime, Smelser indicated the Bier Haus would be allowed to continue operation until the final appeal, lf any, was heard in district court. Saving hands Emergency medical workers prepare to transport Vat ©aka Knowles, 74, of New Braunfels, to McKenna Memorial Hospital Monday. She remains in guarded condition after being involved in an accident Monday morning. Emergency workers used the "jaws of life" equipment to remove the woman from her car after she was struck as LESLIE KME WALDT/HERA LO-IE) • OMO she crossed of Live Oak and West Bridge. Knowles was cited for failure to yield right of way. Patrick Wendell, 23, also of New Braunfels, was the driver of the 1982 Chevrolet pickup that struck Knowles 1984 Chevrolet Gtation. Knowles was traveling west on West Bridge and Wendell was traveling north on Live Oak. Area man among those killed in crash First Ut Joey McCarty, 32, son of Pat and Ollie McCarty of Canyon Lake, was killed in the Dec. 12 plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland The crash killed all 248 Army personnel on board. The plane was carrying members of the 101st Airborne Division assigned to the Sinai peacekeeping force since July. The troops were returning home for Christmas after a six-month tour of duty with the multina tional peacekeeping force in Egypt. McCarty would have spent the holidays with his wife, Cindy, and six children in their home in Kentucky. McCarty graduated with highest honors from Southwest Texas State University in the spring of 1975. He received a double major in political science and history. McCarty first enrolled inSWTSUin 1971. McCarty graduated from San Marcos High School in 1971 with his twin brother. Johnnie McCarty. The DC-8 crash that killed McCarty and 247 other servicemen happened seconds after takeoff from the Canadian airport Here is a list of Texans besides McCarty whose names appeared on the manifest of the Arrow Air DC-8 that crashed in Gander. Newfoundland, killing all aboard The list was compiled from informa tion supplied by the Pentagon and from information provided by relatives. The Pentagon provided only names, ranks and current residence Where available, other biographical information has been provided Pfc Troy Guppies, Porter Pvt 2 Dennis Cartwright, Silsbee Spec. 4 Christopher Gray. Alvarado Pvt I Chester Hardeman. Spec 4 Charles W. Hughes. Cleburne Pvt I Jerry King. Richland Hills. Staff Sgt Richard Dean Miller. Tyler Spec 4 Bobby Roberts, Fort Worth Spec 4 Frank C Wheeler, Odell. Sgt. Richard N. Willingham. Clarksville GSD beats TEAMS average By BEBBIE BeLOiON Staff writer Comal ISD eleventh-graders have surpassed the mastery averages shown in statewide Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS) tests results Students tested last October at Smithson Valley and Canyon high schools, not including special educa tion students, showed a 91 percent mastery of math skills, and a 95 percent mastery in language arts Those mastery levels were higher than the recently released average statewide results of 88 percent in math, and 91 percent in language arts “We are very pleased with our student mastery results, especially since we made no major modifications in the instructional program before the October testing.” said Carol Yarbrough GSD director of curriculum. Broken down by school but excluding special education students, juniors at Smithson Valley High School showed a 90 percent mastery in math, and a 95 percent mastery in language arts At Canyon High School, percentages stood at 92 percent for math and 95 percent for language arts Yarbrough shared the district’s TEAMS results with trustees at Monday night s board meeting at Mountain Valley School “There were four items for each test objective, and a student had to answer three of the four correctly to show mastery,” she said In math objectives, students scored lowest in measurement units, geometric properties and fractions, but soared to 94 percent in using charts and graphs In language arts, mastery levels by objective ranged from 97 percent in context clues to 60 percent for both proof reading and spelling “Every junior has four chances at this test to master it,” Yarbrough said, stating the tests are administered in October and then in May before the cycle starts over See GSD, Page ll Central Appraisal District searches for new office Inside CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPE Staff writer Looking at a four-month deadline, the Central Appraisal District board decided Monday night to again begin the search for office space, “Hopefully, we will have time to re affirm our belief that we do need quarters of our own — separate from any of our entities,” said board chairman Charles Lewis. The district office’s lease at 644 N. Loop 337 expires May 31 and the board will either have to renegotiate the lease or find a new home for the district. Board members told Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks to continue looking for available existing office space or for vacant land. “Since we last talked about IL there may be some new properties on the market and if there aren’t, you may have to look for some land,” said board member S D. David Jr. Board member George Erben said the district will have to “explore every avenue.” Since early-1965, the board has talked about finding office space for the appraisal district. Landlord Richard Seidel offered to sell the en tire complex on the Loop to the district, which would then get more space in the building and Comal County commissioners offered to lease space in the courthouse annex. But either prices were too high or the space wasn’t large enough, and the board will start over in its quest for space Also Monday, board members learned that the appraisal district is trying to get all billboards erected in the county listed on the 1986 tax rolls “We’ve always had some billboards on the appraisal rolls, but recently, we’ve seen quite a bit of these signs coming up,” said Jaime Padilla Padilla, personal property ap praiser, said there are several sources of information about the billboards He also said it will take a lot of work and time to appraise each sign. “I am still going to have to go out and measure that sign and determine what condition it is in,” Padilla said OPINIONS SPORTS WEATHER 79 1011 11 3 3 4 5 2 Cheer Fund Death Row inmates have youth population SOMEONE UMLP LOVE THIS SWEATER THAT'S JUST MV SIZE 8 shopping days to Christmas Today's Weather Skies will be mostly cloudy today with a 20 percent chance of rain increasing to 30 percent tonight Today’s high is expected to reach 60 Winds will be from the north at 5 to IO mph today. Tonight will be cloudy and cool with a low of 42 v-’.-S' Another $285 and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund Tuesday, bringing the fund’s cash total to $2,850 56 There’s not much time left, and donations are needed to feed ’200 families this year. Tuesday s dona tions were made by Mrs Donald Hester, $5, Mrs Hildegarde Wells, $15; A D and Vivian Nuhn. $50, Ed na Richter, $25 Hubert and Elain Hermes, $10; John and Loyce Dunker, $25, Robert and Dora Scott, $100; Mr and Mrs Fred Young. $10; two anonymous donations of $40 and $5, and groceries from Elise Saegert The Herald-Zeitung encourages the community to bring its taxdeductible donations or nonperishable food items by its offices at 186 S. Casten Those who cannot come to the office, call 625-9144 WASHINGTON < AP > - It took less than an hour last September for a jury in Marion. Ark . to decide that a teen ager should die for killing two elderly women and a 12-year-old boy. The judge, who later said he had not expected the jury to return such a harsh punishment, set an April 12 execution date Relatives and even some jurors were in tears as seventh-grader Ronald Ward was sent off to death row Ward, 15, joins 1,590 others waiting to die in the nation’s prisons, and has become a member of a smaller, more select fraternity: One of 36 inmates facing death for crimes they committed while under the age of 18 Some experts argue that young people, more than other criminals, are amenable to rehabilitation, others, including the Reagan administration’s leading expert on the subject, says the age of a convicted murderer should not excuse him from the punishment provided by law The debate probably dates back to the first such executions in colonial America during the 1600s. It flared up anew in September with the execution of Charles Raumbaugh in Texas Raumbaugh, 28. was put to death by poison injection for murdering a jeweler, a crime he committed at the age of 17 “He was awfully young and he had some tough breaks in life.” said Tom Curtis, the former district attorney who prosecuted him. “But Chuckie is very violent, a really hardened killer and society has to protect itself ” According to David Brack, a South Carolina attorney who specializes in capital cases, the youngest person to be put to death this century was a black youth. George Junius Stinney, who was 14 on June 16, 1944 when he was electrocuted less than two mon tbs after being convicted of the murder of an ll year old white girl in Clarendon County, S C Of the approximately 13.000 legal executions in the nation’s history, mere than 200 involved offenders younger than 18. More than two-thirds of those youths were black, and only one-fourth were white, according to the American Bar Association In 1963. the ABA went on record against capital punishment for minors Of the 35 states that permit capital punishment, 14 have no age restrictions Ste DEATH, Ptfs ll ;

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