New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
2A New Braunfels Hwa\6Zeitung Thursday, July 18,1985
Down with the old
CERYL CLARK herald ZEITUNG
Heart-lung machine saves child's life
Burt Schellenberg of Neon Electrical of Houston works on the sign for Holiday Inn which was begin taken down Wednesday
Signs for the motel chain are being changed to a new design.
Marion /SD won't change continuing contracts
Marion - The school board voted four to three Wednesday night to continue employing teachers under a continuing contract rather than change to a three-year renewable contract.
“That (the vote I was strictly for morale purposes," said board member Sally Boeck
Under the current system using continuing contracts, each teacher is evaluated at the end of the school year but can be fired if the teacher’s performance is not adequate.
Under the term contract system, each teacher is evaluated at the end of the school year and the teacher must be recommended for a new contract at the end of each three-year period.
“It is easier to non-renew a term contract rather than a continuing contract,” said Winfred Farquhar, superintendent of Marion Independent School District.
In either situation, a school must show just cause for releasing a teacher.
“AU the continuing contract is, is security for tenure teachers," said Tom DeKunder, Marion’s elementary principal.
“If I was a teacher,” DeKunder said, “I would want to be on a continuing contract.”
Boeck said she was concerned that “complacency tends to set in” under a continuing contract. She later voted in favor of keeping continuing contracts.
Board member Marie Garza said she didn’t think the form of the contract was an issue. If a teacher’s performance is unsatisfactory, she said, we will be able to deal with it.
In other business, the board voted to renew the school’s contract with the Southwest Public Broadcasting Council for instructional TV programming and utilization of material and services.
The board voted to purchase a buffer and cover for the school's computer pending the equipment’s computability with currently used software
In other business, DeKunder reported to the board that Marion students had done very well in their
Texas Assessment of Basic tests.
In a study of 23 schools in central Texas. Marion students had ranked third among third graders, eleventh among fifth graders and second among ninth graders.
In final action, the board moved employ two new teachers.
Mary Penshorn will teach eighth grade homemaking and will also serve as an educational aid.
Paul Machalec will teach high school biology and jr. high science.
Soukup to perform
Classical guitarist, Mike Soukup, who has been playing the guitar at IO years of age and who has studied under Tepe Romano, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the luanda Park dance slab.
The event is part of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department's summer Concert in the Park series.
The public is invited and no admission is charged.
Those who attend the concert are
invited to bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. No glass containers, however are allowed in the park
Soukup has taught guitar at the University of Texas in Austin and is a member of the San Antonio Guitar Quartet, which plays around the state. He teaches music at Rogers Music Stores in Seguin and New Braunfels.
Next Thursday’s concert will be performed by the Joe Sanchez Group.
Annual Polka Fest slated
The eighth annual Hill Country Polka Fest will be held from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Braunfels Eagles Hall.
The event will include continuous music by the Hi -Toppers Orchestra and The Litt’l Fishermen.
Admission is $5 per person with children under 12 free
TDC officials indicted for violating civil rights
HOUSTON (AP) — The indictment this week of eight Texas Department of Corrections’ officials marks the first time past and present Texas prison employees have been charged with violating prisoners’ federal civil rights, a government official said.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Markus Anthony Hackney, 27, a former lieutenant at the TDC Darrington Unit near Rosharon, and Loyd Seal, 36, who was demoted from lieutenant to correctional officer, on charges of violating the civil rights of inmate Thomas Earl Boone by assaulting him during a Dec. 20,1984 incident.
Each was charged with one count of violating a prisoner’s rights and could face a one-year maximum sentence and a $1,000 fine, officials said.
On Monday, Robert Minor Lawson II, former assistant warden of the Wynne Unit near Huntsville, and Donald L. Shiver, a former captain at the unit, were charged with conspiring “to injure and intimidate’’ inmates Scott E. Licklider and Mark A. Griffith on Oct. 29,1982.
Also charged in that incident were Leonel IajbI Jr., Morris Ray Bigham, Nathan Bryant White and Henry E. Farris, all present guards within the prison system.
I^al also was charged with a separate count of violating the civil rights of Griffith.
‘‘I don’t recollect anyone being indicted from TDC in an official capacity,” Stephen Morris, chief of the civil rights division of the U.S. Attonrney’s office, told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.
He said federal authorities are still investigating allegations of brutality
within the nation’s second largest prison system but declined to say if further indictments are forthcoming.
A TDC internal affairs investigation surrounding the Boone case showed that Boone had struck Hackney and was then taken to a shift supervisor’s office.
Inside Hie office, Hackney hit Boone with his fist, kicked him and then struck him with a flashlight, TDC spokesman Phil Guthrie told the Chronicle. Seal was present during the beating but made no effort to stop it, he said.
Irater, however, Seal reported the incident, Guthrie said, adding that Boone was transferred to the Retrieve Unit near Angleton the next day.
Following the incident, Hackney was fired and Seal was demoted, suspended for 30 days and placed on probation for a year, Guthrie said.
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SAN ANTONIO. Texas AP) — Air Force physicians saved the life of a lung-injured Killeen baby by using a new , miniature children's heart-lung machine developed in San Antonio, officials said.
The device, called an ex-tracorporeal membrane oxygenation unit, is the first one made small enough for treating a baby during emergency air transport. Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center officials said.
“This baby would not have survived without ECMO," said Col. Robert F. deLemos. head of maternal and child care at the hospital.
Derrick Barlow, 20 days old, became the first child last week to be placed on the device, the San Antonio light reported Wilford Hall and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio developed the de\ ice.
Derrick suffered chemical
pneumonia at birth at Fort Hood on June 29. after swallowing fecal material in the womb, a common birth accident. deLemos said.
He was moved by air ambulance to Wilford Hall on July 4 and connected on July 7 to the machne, which takes blood from the body through major neck blood vessels, infuses it with oxygen and then pumps it back into the body.
Although the portable heart-lung machine was aboard, physicians decided its use was not immediately necessary.
The child was taken off the device Friday and was reported in “satisfactory and improving” condition Wednesday
“I was scared and nervous." said Debra Barlow, 28. the child’s mother. But she was smiling Wednesday when she met with reporters beside her wiggling 9-pound 2-ounce baby boy. “Everything’s come out all right." she said, “and he’s going to be fine."Deaths
Sharity Renea Schmidt
Services for Shanty Renea Sch-nudt of New Braunfels was held at 9 a rn. today. The Rev Donald Duncan officiated the graveside service at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park
Schmidt died July 16 it McKenna Memorial Hospital She was born July 16, 1985 to Edmund John &
Terrie Lynn < nee Bolton i Schnudt of New Braunfels
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, I usa and Ix*xie Schmidt; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Don McIntosh of Bulverde; and grandmother Ixtla Murphy of New Braunfels.
Memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Calendar of Events
Green Meadow* Area (Tub: 7 30
p.m. Thursday, home of lunda Edmondson!
Canyon Ijike Evening Lions Club. 7 p.m. Thursday. Starlz Cafe.
Comal Count) Sportsman Association: 5 30 p.m. Friday, fish fry at Sportsman Hall on Kowald
In addition to dancing and music, the event will include a meal of turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. Meal tickets are $3.75 and serving begins at ll a rn. Strudel, kolaches and drinks will be available.
The event is being sponsored by the Hill Country I/tdge SPJSX No. 185.
Jason Thompson, Fifth (trade. Carl Schurz
Another IOO degree day wa* ' -.tnt# (of much of Te»as toddy a* niutl of th* state remained under cleat sonny st ifs the National Weather Se* wee said
High pressure continued to dominate the state as a Meas upper kl* ovei southern Louisiana brought si aneled clouds to Hie upper coast and a few heavy thundeistorms off shote
Overnight temperatures Wednesday tanged from the middle to upper /Os Ctatewyide eacept in Hie Davis Mootams ut West Tea** wvtieie upper 60s were reputed A southerly wind at 5 to IO mph prevailed across much of Hie state
But Hie mercury was asper:tod to remain around the IOO degree mark across the state The forecast for Nortf' Tesas called for
mostly fat' conditions ‘htougli Today with isolated afternoon thunderstorms Highs were «-sper ted to reach Hie upper 90s to near IOO Lows were espev ted rn (tie 7%
In West Tesas the weather service was i ailing for partly cloudy skies w.th scattered ate afternoon retd evening thunderstorms through Ender Highs wvere asper ted to dent* past Hie IOO rte gee mark and tut 106 degrees in (tie Big Bend Lows tonight were asper ted to be rn the upper 60s in (tie mountains and in Hie 60s and 70s elsewhere
in South Tesas it should be tau to partly cloudy through Today with w deiy scatteied afternoon and evening ttujndeistorms Highs were espected to range horn the upper 80s to near IOO
North Tesas Chance of tfiundetstorm*
Her husband. Army Spec. 5 Rodney Barlow. 27, is assigned to air defense at Fort Hood. The couple has two other children, Amy, 5, and Rodney
Similar instruments are in operation at a handful of medical centers, but none are portable, a problem for Wilford Hall, which receives patients from all over the world, deI>emos said.
Over the past two years, delvemos and other Wilford Hall staff members worked with Dr. Tom Kuehl, associate scientist at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, testing the equipment on 12 baby baboons. The device, which includes an electronic filter built at Brooks Air Force Base, has an estimated \ alue of $20,000.
In an earlier effort, Wilford Hall and the Southwest Foundation developed a high frequency ventilator to avert tissue damage rn babies recovering from birth-related lung diseaseCorrection
In a outline titled, “Chain reaction" in Wednesday's Herald Zeitung, Jesse Reyes was listed as the driver of a Mustang involved in an accident on 111 35 and Deborah Smith as the driver of a Monte Carlo, also involved in the accident.
Reyes was driving the Monte Carlo and Smith, the Mustang, which swerved to miss an 18-wheeler which had lost its driveshaft
The Herald Zeitung regrets the error and an> inconvenice it may have caused.
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Monday o” wwiM little OI ne ran *«pected
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ava< ' »g thunderstorm* a litti# mura mil’ fui.y Southwoat feta* otherwise n *Hy tunny Jay* and fair night* throughout
Par'hand!*' and South Plain* High* mid 90* Low* mid tv upp** BO*
Tat West Pa* * a*- Has it and Concho Valley High* mid lo uppar 90* Low* opp** 60* to Iowa' 7U*
B>g Bn it High* upper BO* mountain* lo around IOO along Ro Grande Low* appar SO* mountain# to low#' 70* aking Rio Grande
South t r iJ* Widely vt alined thun detttotm* more nome*OO* Southeatt Tri** Satanta, and Sunday tprreding wettward to South Centiar fyin Hie tower Rio Grand* Va <+y a1 ■ Ji g th* C attal Plain* Munday OH * 'wi*# pal tty cloudy with continued hoi day* and mad night* AHarnoon high* in th* BO* un**tai berrier t*iend* 90* inland Over gM tow* rn th# 70a ri*ar BU immediate
A t jn (treasure *y»rem cleared Nor
Hiea*t*rn ak >«** and lowered temperature* ti tty while mundent..urn* rumpled aero** th* nation * midsection
Slower* and thundei shower* moved oft Hie coati ot the Carotin** and were scattered oft Hie t Uh >da coast wr .Ie Pm wet* lingered over Hie Rockies
Shower* end thunder*tmrn* were teat tared actu*# the upper Mi**i**ippi Valley and Nebraska
A tvgn pressure ver western New York cleared skies and pushed early morning ten peratures into the SO* to low 60* from New England through the upper Ohio Valley Strong winds and tieii bombarded South Dakota Wednesday Baseball si ce hail hit near Garden City and thunderstorm wnds gusted to 71 mph at Huron Hi# National Weather Service said
Today * forecast called for thunderstorm* *i etteied from northern Mulligan across the northern Plains arui mostly afternoon and evening shower* and thundeikturm* from Honda ai d southern Georgia across (he Gulf Coast region and ovei the central Rockies
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