New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Juvenile Law Glitch Allows Driver of Death Car To Go Free
HOUSTON (AP) —A teen-age driver who ran over an 11 -year-old girl cannot be prosecuted because state laws do not allow a juvenile to be tried for violating state traffic laws.
The prohibition is a long-standing but little known glitch in the state’s juvenile code.
Lori Ann Braden was struck and killed April 8 as she attempted to cross a street in northeast Houston. The 16-year-old driver kept going, but was chased down and held by witnesses until police arrived.
The young driver, whose juvenile record includes incidents involving drugs, stolen cars and evading arrest, was released the same day he was picked up.
Death Sought For 17-Year-Old Convicted Murderer
BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) — A teenager’s life hung in the balance today following his conviction of capital murder in the roadside shooting of a state highway patrol trooper.
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directed the jury to return at 8 a.m. today for testimony in the punishment phase of the trial of Levy Edmondson Jr., 17, of Big Spring.
Prosecutors said they are seeking the death penalty.
A Howard County jury deliberated for three hours Wednesday before returning the guilty verdict in the Dec 30 shooting of Department of Public Safety Trooper Troy Hogue in the head at point-blank range.
Mesquite Mogul Rankles Competitors
DALLAS (AP) — His rivals call him the “backstabber” in their industry, but Jerry Lawson of Pleasanton remains unfazed in his bid to become the leader of Texas’ $20 million-a-year mesquite industry.
The former travel agent has been undercutting competitors while heating up the battle for the cooking fuel that has become the choice of chefs around the world.
“He’s referred to as ‘the backstabber’ in the business,” Rogers Craig, owner of Brazos Valley Wood Products Inc. in Rosebud, told The Wall Street Journal’s Texas Journal in Wednesday’s
Meanwhile, Lawson continues to dump bags of his competitors’ mesquite, along with sawdust, mildewed chips and dirt, on potential buyers’ desks.
“That’s the beauty of it,” said Lawson, president of WW Wood Inc. “I don’t have to doctor it. It’s just garbage that they’re putting out there.”
Bush Defends Abuse Agency Action
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. George W. Bush is defending a decision by state conservators to freeze funding to 35 drug and alcohol treatment providers, discounting objections from those who say they are being made scapegoats.
“For those who are complaining, to me it’s indicative of the fact that maybe they’re doing something wrong,” Bush said Wednesday.
Bush named three people in April to take over the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Appointment of the conservators was on the recommendation of legislative leaders who determined gross financial mismanagement was rampant at the state agency.
Whistleblower lays claim to state land
AUSTIN (AP) — Whistleblower George Green has laid claim to state property — including the site of the now-defunct superconducting super collider project — to try to force the government to pay him a multimil-lion-dollar court judgment.
Green, a former state architect fired in 1989 after reporting what he believed to be wrongdoing regarding construction contracts, is owed $13.6 million plus nearly $6 million more in interest after winning a lawsuit under the state Whistleblower Act.
The law prohibits state government agencies from terminating employees for reporting wrongdoing.
Green and his lawyers say the land claims, which amount to liens, prohibit the state from selling any real edate without paying him.
State officials disagree, saying the state is legally protected from such cqurt judgments.
Besides the super collider site in Ellis County, Green has laid claim to property in Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Hams, Tarrant and Travis counties, the Austin .Amencan-Statesman reported Wednesday.
Green said he filed most of the prop-
Lynne Marie Elliott
Lynne Mane Elliott, of New Braunfels, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 1995 at her residence at the age of 39- Lynne was bom in Austin, Texas and graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1974. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Elliott, of New Braunfels; father, Robert Elliott, of Houston; sister, Roberta Elliott, of New Braunfels; grandfather, John Ducibella, of Danbury, Conn.; aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
A funeral service will be held Friday, July 28, 1995 at IO a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck DeHaven officiating. Interment will follow in the Comal Cemetery. Visitation begins Thursday at 5 p.m. and will continue until service time on Friday. The family will be present from 5 to 7 Thursday evening.
Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Community Service Center in San Antonio, Texas.
erty liens last year but did not seek to enforce them because he wanted to give the 1995 Legislature a chance to pay him.
“I went to the government and managers of government with the request to pay me," Green said. “I went to the Legislature, if not every day, every other day, with this just and lawful request. Since that has not worked. I’ve gone back to technical methods.”
State leaders this year made settlement offers for less than the full award, but Green rejected them.
Green is hoping prospective buyers of state property will be discouraged
when they discover they cannot get clear title to the property. He also believes insurance underwriters will refuse to write policies for the land.
Ward Tisdale, spokesman for state Attorney General Dan Morales, said the legal principle known as sovereign immunity exempts the state from judgments.
People must get permission from the Legislature before suing state government, and the state isn’t required to pay judgments unless the Legislature appropriates the money.
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Alma E. Rankin
Alma E. Rankin, of Canyon Lake, assed away at Kirkwood Manor on /ednesday, July 26, 1995 at the age f 86. She was bom in Sattler on June 9, 1909 to Albert and Emma Clause) Jonas and was married to /illiam A. Rankin. Her husband and vo sons, Jerry Wayne Dudley and abn Burt Dudley, preceded her in eath.
Survivors include her daughter-in-tw, Lona Dudley, of Canyon Lake; jc grandchildren, Jerry Wayne Dud->y Jr., Karen Amdt, Timothy Dudley, odney Dudley, Mary Ann Rhodes, nd Patti Dudley; lOgreat-grandchil-ren; and a host of other relatives and lends.
Graveside services and burial will e Saturday, July 29, 1995 at 2 p.m. at ischer Cemetery. The Rev. Mark impson, of Shepherd of the Hills hurch, will officiate the services. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 rn Friday at the Doeppenschmidt uneral Home at Canyon Lake. Memorial contributions may be to the Shepherd of the Hills Church at Canyon Lake. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
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Republicans aim to put Clinton on defensive for gas attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are aiming to put the Clinton administration on the defensive for using tear gas in the final federal strike against the Branch Da vidians near Waco, Texas.
As congressional hearings into the Waco disaster enter their second week, House Republicans are homing in on the gas attack, which was approved by Attorney General Janet Reno.
Reno, who is scheduled to testify Monday, said recently she consulted with a civilian Army expert who “concluded that it would not have a permanent effect.”
A chemist suggested in testimony Wednesday that the tear gas may have killed children inside the Davidians’ compound on April 19,1993. Another scientist told the two GOP-led House
subcommittees that it did no harm.
George F. Uhlig, a professor of chemistry at the College of Eastern Utah, said a chemical used to carry the gas into the compound “would have suffocated the children early on.”
He also said that a poorly ventilated area of the house “could have been turned into an area similar to one of the gas chambers used by the Nazis at Auschwitz.”
To end a 51 -day siege that followed a botched federal raid, the FBI used a tank to punch holes in the compound and then filled it with the gas. Several hours after the gassing began, a fire swept through the building. Cult leader David Koresh and 80 of his followers died in what government investigators called a mass suicide.
Witnesses scheduled to testify today
‘(The gas) would have suffocated the children early on.’
— George 'F. Uhlig, professor of chemistry
include the FBI’s former deputy director, Larry Potts, who was removed July 14 because of controversy over his role in a deadly 1992 FBI siege in Idaho. Potts managed that operation and the Waco siege from FBI headquarters while he was an assistant director.
Under questioning by Republicans who arranged his testimony, Uhlig said there was a 60 percent chance that the chemical used with the gas “could” have killed children.
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