New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Rodriguez. He said something stupid I didn't know about it and I didn’t like it.”
Arlcdge said he should have asked for a separate hearing during the trial to discuss the tape He also said he should have objected on the grounds of attorney/client privilege and should have discussed Rodriguez’ testimony with him before he took the stand.
District Attorney Dib Waldnp said the hearing was procedural to finalize the case and called on a few former jurors to take the stand. They testified that the tape did not afreet their rendenng of a guilty verdict.
‘The decision in the state’s mind was appropriate,” Waldrip said. “None of the jurors said (the tape) affected the case "
Waldnp said that he turned over as much evidence to the defense as he could under law and that he was not required to reveal the tape before the tnal.
The defense also called on several
witnesses, including members of Ullrich’s family, who testified that Judge Robison made gestures and facial expressions during the trial that indicated the guilty verdict was predetermined.
“The main thing was the judge’s attitude, rolling his eyes and glaring back at us,” Ullrich’s aunt, Betty Meckel testified.
During the trial, the judge said, he instructed the jury to ignore any gestures or facial expressions he may make, and added that he had no opinion before and during the trial as to what the verdict should be.
“I make facial expressions. I’m not an android,” the judge said. “I had no opinion about this case one way or the other,”
The judge said he denied the motion for a new tnal because other evidence in the trial was introduced to support the notion that Ullrich was stalking Kicsling.
Jurors who testified Thursday said that the judge did not make any gesture* that affected their verdict.
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casting it. It will probably be somewhere between 30 and 50 percent.”
On Saturday, lows will be in the 20s and highs in the 40s Peabody said Sunday and Monday will be windy and cold. He said highs will be at or near freezing. Peabody said the wind will make it feel even colder, with a wind chill possibility in the single digits “It could be more of the freezing, slash, snow conditions (than Tuesday and Wednesday),” said Peabody. “We may sec more of the snow and freezing this time around.”
Peabody said the freezing conditions could make traveling
treacherous He said the weather service is advising people to do as much as possible today and Saturday, to avoid getting out later. He also said that drivers need to use caution when they do go out this weekend.
“One of the things we alert people to do is go out now and get any supplies they may need, whether it is groceries, batteries or gas,” said Peabody.
Peabody said it could be Wednesday before temperatures begin to nse again, and even then the high will only be in the 40s.
“We're not going to have any 70 or KO degree weather like we had last weekend for a while.” said Peabody. “It's going to stay cool.”
MORE COLD WEATHER TIPS
The American Red Cross urges people to keep the following tips in mind when facing the freezing temperatures this weekend.
When a winter storm warning Is Issued
■ Stay indoors, lf you must go outside, several layers of lightweight clothing will keep you warmer than a single heavy coal. Gloves and a hat will prevent loss body heat. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs and keep dry.
■ Understand the hazards of wind chill, which combines the cooling effect of wind and cold temperatures on exposed skin. As the wind increases, heat is earned away from a person's body at an accelerated rate, driving down the body temperature,
■ Walk carefully on snowy, icy sidewalks.
lf the power goes off in your home
■ Turn off elcctncal appliances that were on when the power went off to avoid a power surge and possible damage to them when power is restored
■ lf power will be out a long time, consider going to a Red Cross shelter, hotel or someone else’s home, only after the roads are
passable and authorities say it is sale to travel. \ i
■ Use flaXMighMHrsee Do not use candles because didy greatly increase the chances of having a fire in your home. Candles are easily forgotten or knocked over, and it’s too easy for children to play with them when they’re not looking
Preventing a cold-related illness
■ Avoid being outdoors.
■ Dress warmly by wearing loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent Mittens are warmer than gloves because fingers generate warmth when they touch each other.
■ Avoid ovcrexcrtion and take frequent breaks. Stretch before you go out to warm up your body. Cold weather puts an added strain on the heart Unaccustomed exercise can bring on a heart attack or make other medical conditions worse
■ Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extremely cold air.
■ Know the symptoms of dehydration and watch for signs of frostbite or hypothermia
■ Keep dry
■ Remember to help your neighbors who may require special assistance infants, elderly people and people with disabilities
The Unitarian Unhmalkt*
will have Barbara Kemper-Nolan eaplain the heneftta of the "Concensus Process* which may be the way our group chooses to make decisions for our congregation. We will meet Wednesday January IS, 1997, 7:30pm, at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N.Loop 337. All interested in learning about this process is invited.
Saturday, January ll
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PHONE: 629-9036 or Metro 609 0900Obituaries
Evelyn Margaret Specked Dyal
Evelyn Margaret Speckels Dyal, 82, of New Braunfels, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 1997. She wa* bom May 4, 1914, in San Antonio, Texas, to Gilbert and Ellen King Speckels and she married Herman Ellis Dyal February 15, 1935. Evelyn served many years as Financial Secretary, First Baptist Church Spring Branch, was Dr. James Riley’s secretary at Second Baptist Houston and retired as Development Department Office Manager at Houston Baptist University. She was a faithful member of Find Baptist Church New Braunfels, Sunshine Singers and McKenna Memorial Hospital Red Cross Volunteer staff. Preceding her in death were husband, Herman Dyal; grandson, Blaine Barritt, and great-grandson, Edwin Barritt. She is survived by daughters, Marilyn King and husband Leonard, Barbara Barritt and husband Herb; son Herman Dyal and wife Carla Fraser; grandchildren Susan King Sullivan, Kurt King, Robert Barritt, Allison Barritt Langford, Madison and Molly Dyal; great-grandchildren Meghan,
Hannah and Riley Sullivan; sister Aileen Bernhardt and numerous relatives and friends.
Services at 11 a.m. Saturday, January ll, First Baptist Church, New Braunfels, with burial at Mission Burial Park South. Visitation begins IO a m. today and continues until 9 p.m. The family will be present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday evening to receive friends at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church New Braunfels Senior Adult Ministry, 733 Cross, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 or Hospice New Braunfels, 613 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.jlLPfunewlhome
George C. Andy
George C. Andy, age 77, died Jan. 6, 1997. Survivors include his wife Margaret; daughters Sherry Carr and husband Rick of Friona, Texas, and Brenda Shelton of Canyon Lake; sons Larry Mills and wife Linda of San Antonio and Gary Mills and wife
Vickye of Corpus Christi; 12 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Owned and operated Andy’s Auto Mart in Canyon Lake. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. IO, at Mission Burial Park South, S E. Military Drive, San Antonio. Visitation 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Mission Burial Park South.
Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio
Donald Wilson Vaughan
Donald Wilson Vaughan of New Braunfels died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at New Braunfels at the age of 62 years. He was bom Dec. 5, 1934, in Richmond, Va., to Julian Vaughan and Pauline (Atwell) Vaughan. He married Deloise Vick June 8, 1959, at Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Vaughan was a computer programmer. A member of the Methodist faith, he enjoyed camping, gardening, music and cars. He retired from civil service at Randolph Air Force Base after 25 yewa of service.
He is survived by wife Deloise Vaughan of New Braunfels; sons Donald Edward Vaughan and wife
Barbara Anne of Schertz and Douglas Wilson Vaughan and wife Donna Ann of Universal City; daughters Kathy Ann Kiesling and husband Don of New Braunfels and Donna Marie Vaughan of Irving; brother Milton Wayne Vaughan of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Diane Vaughan, Christopher Ryan Vaughan, Dustin Allen Kiesling and Jon Michael Kiesling.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. II, 1997, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Still and the Rev. Fred Marlin officiating. Burial will be at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Friday until service time on Saturday. Memorials may be given to Hospice New Braunfels.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Houston man faces attempted murder charge in Gruene incident
By ASE LEW
The man charged with attempted murder on New Year's Eve in a Gruene hit-and-run incident, turned himself in to authorities at the Comal County Sheriffs Office on Thursday, New Braunfels polio* Mid.
John Sharman, 51, of Houston, notified police after learning a
warrant for his arrest was issued.
Police said Sharman was accompanied by his attorney and declined to make any statements The warrant was for one count of criminal attempt to commit murder, which was issued by Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez. Sharman was released on $30,000 bond Thursday Police originally had charged Sharman with aggravated assault, a
An attempted murder charge is also a second-degree felony and has a possible punishment of two to 20 years in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.
Police said they arc still interviewing witnesses and may decide to add charges after completing the investigation.
Sharman is charged with allegedly
driving his vehicle into our pedestrians at the 1200 block of Gruene Road near Gruene Hall.
Police said the Sharman was driving a sport vehicle in the incident, which is reported to have occurred IO minutes before New Year> Day.
None of the victims died and were treated and released from area hospitals.
Barnes steps aside from lottery lobbyist position
DALLAS (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes has resigned his job as a lobbyist for lottery operating company GTECH Holdings Corp. in a reshuffling of the company’s lobbying team, according to a published report.
The Dallas Morning News reports today that Barnes and partner Ricky Knox have withdrawn as GTECH lobbyists in Texas.
GTEC'H spokesman Bdb Rendu ic Mid Barnes and Knox will remain on the company’s payroll in other
capacities, and their contracts are being revised.
The move comes amid questions about Barnes' contract with GTECH.
In addition to a $25,000 salary, Barnes* company, Entrecorp, gets four percent of GTECH's gross revenues in Texas. The multi-million-dollar deal was signed before GTECH even won the right to run the state’s numbers game.
Ikfth GTEQI and Barnes say the contract was legal. But lottery Officials hast Mfd they are concerned
the arrangement could have violated state law that prohibits lobbying fees contingent on approval of legislation.
Rendine said GTECH’s decision to change lobbyists resulted from fears that adversaries and the media are trying to sully the company by focusing on work performed by Barnes
“He is being used as a lightning rod,” Rendmc told the newspaper.
That* he said, "has led us to believe it’s probably in everybody’* best interest that he not lobby ”
Rendine denied that the company wa* acting out of fear that the Lottery Commission will rebid its contract, a possibility if any wrongdoing is found
“It indicates that there is a lot of disinformation and
xensationalization. particularly in the media and certain of our adversaries, that needs to be corrected and we want to make sure that we have adequate resources to set (he record straight,” Rendine told * the newspaper
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