New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, Feb. 24,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of. RUSTY BROCKMAN
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ol. 142, No. 75
Weather/Water Watch/pollen count ..2
Sample Ba -ts...............................5
Sports De, ....................................7
Cr ne Watch..................................8
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By SCOTT ROTHSCHILD
Associated Press Writer
SEQUIN (AP) — Family and friends of murder victim Colleen Reed say they want to make sure Kenneth McDuff is never free again. And if that takes executing him, they say he should be executed.
McDuff, 47, one of the most notorious criminals in Texas history, escaped the death penalty as a young man, only to win parole and kill again.
On Wednesday, a Guadalupe County jury convicted McDuff in the rape-slaying of Miss Reed, 28, who was abducted from an Austin car wash
For McDuff, it was third time he hasbeen convicted of capital murder. “I expected it,” he said after the verdict was announced in Ms. Reed's case. "I’m not upset.”
For Miss Reed's family and friends, the verdict is just the first step. The punishment phase of McDuff s trial starts Friday and is expected to last aweek.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. "There are certain people who deserve the death penalty, and we feel like he's one of them,” said David Counts assistant district attorney.
"Death or life, at this point, I don't care as
long as he's never free again. I don't want that man ever, ever to hurt another family again,” said Miss Reed's sister, Lori Bible.
Miss Reed’s former Saned, Oliver Guerre, said he doubts McDuff will ever be free but, he added, that's what people said in 1968 when he was sentenced to die for the slaying of a teen-age girl near Fort Worth.
"It's important that we get him off the streets forever. And if the only way the state can guarantee that is through lethal injection, then so be it,” he said.
"It's not revenge,” Guerra added, "It's more trying to protect our families and our friends that are
still out there who can someday become because people like this beat the system over i over again.”
McDuff said he is innocent in Miss Reed*! death. Although her body has never been: she is presumed to be deed.
The main evidence in the case was the tesri-l mony of Alva Hank Worley, 36, who said he| and McDuff abducted Miss Reed.
What followed was a night of rape and tor-| turn of Miss Reed, Worley said.
He said the last time he saw Miss Reed,! McDuff was placing her in the trunk of his car and | said he was going to "use her up.”
Masonic Lodge to present awards
New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will have an open meeting Tuesday, March I at 7:30 p.m. to present Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar medals to one student and one teacher from New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools. The awards are for excellence in personal achievement. The public is invited to attend.
Members and visitors are urged to attend.
Rotary scholarship applications ar* now availablo
Applications for 1995-96 Rotary Foundation Ambassador Scholarships to be awarded worldwide are now available from local Rotary Clubs.
Academic-year Abassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide round-trip transportation and up to $21,000 for its equivalent for tuition and fees, room, board, necessary educational supplies, and limited educational travel and contingency expenses.
The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad. Interested persons should contact their local Rotary Clubs for application materials. Completed applications are due to dubs by July 1.
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Major crime on decline, stats show
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Major crimes showed a slight decrease during January, according to statistics released from the New Braunfels Police Department.
In January 1994,193 mqjor crimes were reported. This is down 18 from the 211 major crimes reported in January 1993.
"Numbers fluctuate,” said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen. "It's encoraging when numbers do go down. They can go back up real easily.”
Total calls for service also decreased during January 1994.
Calla numbered 2,844 in January 1994 down 18 from 2,862 during the mm period in 1993.
I Of the calls for service, 2,575 were police calls and 269 were fire and EMS calls.
The total number of 911 calli received was up from 909 in January 1993 to 961 in January 1994.
Concerning major crimes, categories showing increases were burglaries and automobile theft. Burglaries increased from 43 to 56. Auto thefts increased from 12 to 13.
In the burglary category, burglaries of habitation were down from 12 to nine; burglaries of non-habitations remained the same st 14; burglaries of motor vehicles were up from 14 to 25; and all other burglaries (coin-operated machines, etc.) were up from three to eight.
Headen said numbers of crime will vary according to the time of year.
"It's seasonal. January was still part of the holiday season. Thefts, assaults and robberies are traditionally high in January because people are starting to get their Christmas bills,” he said.
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(From left) Herb Skoog, Nan Morton and Mary Ann Thompson with the Sesquicentennial quilt
Activities calendar now in works
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The New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Commission, sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, is planning activities to celebrate New Braunfels’ 150th birthday in 1995.
"We are requesting that each club and organization provide the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce with a Us of activities related to the Sesquicentennial Celebration that could be included in our detailed calendar of events,” stated David Lamon, Sesquicentennial Clubs A Organizations Committee vice-chair. The Us of
activities is for the whole year of 1995, but we are very interested in the dates from March through April," continued Lamon.
Dennis Heitkarnp, vice chair of the Sesquicentennial Finance Committee, is currently working on their “Project 150” fUnd-raising efforts. "If you have programs through your organizations, please contact Dennis at the Texas Commerce Bank at 625-7541 so that we may as up a time to speak with your group in reference to the Sesquicentennial,” laid Lamon.
Hotel taxes up by 13%
Increase marks 21st consecutive quarter to show growth
From staff reports
Figures released by the Qty of New Braunfds indicated that the hotel/mCifei occupancy tax revenue figures fortis 4th quarter 1993 are up 13% over bhd year’s figures.
This marks the 21st consecutive quarter showing an increase over the same quarter in the previous years.
"We are extremely pleased withJ these figures, being that the 4th quarter bonally the slowest quarter of | the year,” said Jim Scheele, Jr., Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The 4th quarter period covers the months of October-December.These figures are based on all but one of the accommodation firms reporting.
The one firm was
factored in, using last year's 4th quarter repot.
"We have a very aggressive advertising campaign which we know it paying off in the summertime. However, these figures prove that our offseason business is also increasing, helping New Braunfels' economy benefit year-round,” Scheele said.
Funds collected by the city of New Braunfels are from those visitors staying in accommodation firms, not from load citizens.
The CA VB gets portion of the room tax dollars for promotion of the visitor industry.
NEU meeting set for today
From staff reports
The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees will meet this afternoon in the Board Meeting Room of the NBU building.
The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. with a Wavelength video by Lower Colorado River Authority.
The regular meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m.
An item of interest on the agenda will be the discussion of the Lower Colorado River Authority lease.
NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said the staff chose to bring the lease before the board because other groupa have expressed an interest in using the building.
The building under discussion is the Comal Power Plant located on Linda Street.
He said NBU has not been able to find a logical me for the building but he agreed it does need to be used by someone.
NBU has a 50 year lease for the building that began in 1988.
The city leases the property around the building and NBU leases the budding and the hydroelectric plant.Don’t miss Horizons 94 - Coming Mnrch 21 in tho Hernld-Zeitung!