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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, Jan. 4,1995 ■ HeraJd-Zeitung ■ 3 A Texas Briefs Hummel winner Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Stephanie and Michael Schaeffer won the Hummel Lebruchenhaus prize recently, for building the best gingerbread house. The prize, a Hummel figurine, is shown in front of the winning house. Obituaries Otto J. Hammer Otto J. Hammer, 78, died Tuesday, January 3, 1995, in New Braunfels. Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Zilda Kuhle Zilda Kuhle, 94, of New Braunfels, died January 2, 1995. She w as bom December 20. 1900, and married Othmar Kuhle in 1931. Her husband preceded her in death in 1961 She is survived by her sons. Otto Rauch. Sr. and Bruno A. Rauch; a sis ter Adda Morris; four grandchildren, Otto Rauch, Jr. and wife June, Roy Rauch and wife Alicia, Roger Rauch and wife Debbie, Barbara Borchcrs and husband Ambrose; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 1995, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Internment will follow at the Comal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and continue until service time on Wednesday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Former Garland Mayor, Developer Faulkner Report to Prison DALLAS (AP) — Former Garland Mayor James L. Toler and developer D.L. “Danny” Faulkner, convicted in the largest thrift fraud in Texas history, have reported to federal prisons to begin serving 20-year terms. After 11 years of investigations, indictments and trials, both surrendered voluntarily Tuesday. Toler entered the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana and Faulkner reported to a federal facility at Fort Worth. Toler, 59, and Faulkner, 62, are expected to serve at least seven years before becoming eligible for early release. Two other associates surrendered Tuesday to officials at prisons in Texas and Arizona. “I’d like to say I think we’ve heard the last of these people, but we haven’t,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Revesz. Convicted Texas Murderer Claims Innocence, Then Is Put To Death HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Convicted killer Jesse DeWayne Jacobs was put to death early today in Texas amid contentions from some capital punishment opponents and from the prisoner himself that an innocent man was executed. “I have news for you,” he told witnesses who filed into the Texas death chamber just after midnight. “There is not going to be an execution. This is premeditated murder.” Jacobs, 44, whose extensive criminal record that began as a juvenile included another murder in Illinois, said while he committed many sins in his life and maybe deserved to die for them, “I am not guilty of this crime." He asked for forgiveness, expressed love for his family, support for fellow death row inmates and bitterness that his claims of innocence were not upheld. “I hope rn my death I’m that little bitty snowball that starts to bury the death penalty," he said just before the lethal injection began at 12:12 a m. CST. Seven minutes later, he was pro nounced dead.. Slayings Drop in Several Texas Cities A 10-year low in Dallas homicides and decreases in other Texas cities have resulted from better law enforcement efforts and public education, authorities say. Police were more uncertain about a 31 -year low in Corpus Christi slayings for 1994. Homicide detectives there said 13 people were murdered last year, compared with 34 in 1993. “We really don’t have any rhyme or reason why the thing is so low, but we’re pleased,” Corpus Christi Police Chief Henry Garrett said Tuesday. The homicide count compared with 1963, when the Coastal Bend city had 11 homicides. Thirteen Brownsville homicides were also recorded in 1994, down from 17 the year before. Chief Victor Rodriguez said the 1994 mark fell nght on the city’s homicide average for the pas t 15 years. The record, set in 1982, Judicial Don Rickies’ Retires This Week HOUSTON (AP) — Donald K. Shipley, the cigar-chomping, pistol-toting judge of the 182nd District Court, says he never meant to offend anyone with his sometimes outrageous sense of humor. But his wit won’t likely be missed by everyone when he steps down from the bench this week. Shipley has often sparked controversy in his 12 years as judge with his off-the-wall remarks in and out of court. He was heavily cnticized for lambasting the quality of lawyers with degrees from Texas Southern University and caused a huge fuss with longtime friend and fellow state District Judge A D. Azios by joking that Azios might consider becoming a busboy after retiring. He also infuriated a woman prosecutor by saying her new dress looked like it had been draped over a chair in a motel room. Said famed Houston attorney Richard “Racehorse" Haynes: “He’s the judicial Don Rickies,” Despite the controversy, the 68-year-old judge also has always been supported by a large cast of friends, many of them women. PWT ■ TOWEL..-' Instant Ticketing for S.W. Airlines V 133 Landa Street J r''n DON’T 'DISCOUNT' I YOUR EYE CARE. I I „ -GLASSES You can depend on. ; • QUALITY You can depend on • SERVICE You can depend on. When you depend on I your glasses, go to the dependable opticians at CTO Creative Eyewear 844 N. 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The new House GOF leaders, rushing to exploit their first day at the helm in four decades, put eight reform votes on the operang-day agenda and prepared for a noon-to-muinight marathon In the Senate, Republican leaders said they hoped to eliminate at least IOO of 3,600 federal programs and make strides toward a balanced budget and tax cuts. “It’s going to be a historical occasion,’’ said incoming House Speaker Newt Gingnch, the strategist behind the Republican rise to power. He arrived here Tuesday from Atlanta on a "Speaker Express" plane with 200-plus supporters, ready for business and a 24-hour round of parties and celebrations. Incoming House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas predicted today would be "the longest day for an opening day of Congress, probably, in anybody’s memory, probably ever." The first-day votes were stacked high and loaded with symbolism — votes to make Congress abide by the laws it passes, to cut committee staffs and abolish three committees altogether, to end absentee voting, to require a three-fifths vote to raise income tax rates. The changes were all outlined in the House Republicans’ “Contract With America." The contract, a Gingrich brainchild, is now the governing blueprint for the new House majority. “We’ve plowed it and we’ve hoed it, and we’ve raked it, and we’ve got everything ready, and now it’s time to plant the seeds," Armey said. “So I have no butterflies. I’m anxious to get on with it." With the limelight on Republicans, President Clinton didn’t plan to return to Washington until late today. On Thursday and Friday, he will meet with Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House, deputy press secretary Arthur Jones said. 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