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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 233 MICROPLEX INC Roots for recovery 75245 By WANDA LASATER Kaleidoscope editor McKenna Memorial Hospital joins organdonation system Two persons in Dallas have a better chance at life following surgeries which had their beginnings in New Kidneys were taken last month from a 30year old patient at McKenna Memorial They were flown to Dallas and transplanted into the The patients are recovering The donor had suffered a brain His eyes were also recovered in the 8 Following the successful McKenna has joined forces with the South Texas Organ Bank so more organ transplants will be We have always looked at the large centers for said organ bank executive director James But now we are looking at small hospitals with high If we get one from McKenna in a then thats one more than we had Hayes met with the staff of McKenna this week to outline the procedures of affiliation and par ticipation with the organ The recovery of organs at the hospital for transplant has its roots in a medical staff meeting several months ago when Jud Hunt of San Antonio discussed the Two nurses from McKenna had also attended a training session to recognize possible donors last year in San When the patient was admitted with a cerebral hemorrhage to the doctor remembered the earlier discussion and talked about donation with the Thats when the organ bank was contacted and the process was set into Timing is Hayes since many of the organs dan be preserved for only a short time before He added that although the organ bank used a team of surgeons from San Antonio for the first future donations will be recovered by local We cant do anything without the help and cooperation of the Hayes adding that in most cases it is the physician who talks to the family about organ Of he it is possible for a person to make the decision and either sign a uniform donor card or the back of the drivers The human kidney Normal Smaller than a pin head Proximal Thinner than a strand of hair Normal tubule Chicago Tribune Graphic Frank Carone Cyclists hit Gruene PageS New Braunfels Herald Ntw Texas Thursday March 25 Cents 16 Page admitted killing woman By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Three Houston police officers have testified David Port admitted killing Houston mail carrier Debora Sue Schatz after his arrest on June I asked him why did you kill her Houston patrolwoman Irma LaresSauseda said He I dont I didnt even know Sausedas testimony came during a pretrial hearing that began Wednesday and continued this morning on a defense motion to throw out all oral and written con fessions Port gave Judge who is ex pected to rule on the defense motion before trial testimony opened the hearing this morning at but recessed until 1 at the states Prosecutor Keno Henderson said the arrival of at least four witnesses had been delayed by airline travel This a bailiff used a hand held metal detector to check persons entering the district which had not been done before since jury selection began on The threewomen jury chosen late Tuesday has been sequestered at a local motel since Wednesday and has not heard any of the testimony so is on trial for murdering a 23yearold Houston mail carrier on June He allegedly shot her in the head with a caliber The case drew even more publicity when Ports father and stepmother refused to testify against him before a grand Bernard and Odette Port have not yet appeared at the In testimony officer Sauseda said she was driving Port to police headquarters after his arrest when he just started He I dont remember everything that but I do remember walking her upstairs with my I know she was Sauseda said Port told her he fired Office seekers meet deadline Comal County voters will have several decisions to make April 6 when they will elect representatives to the Qty Council and school Voters in both District 3 and District 4 will have several can didates to consider electing to City Council April 6 as six local business men three each are running for those Entering the District 4 contest first was former mayor George A Comal County presently serves on the Comal Ap praisal District board and is president of MBankNew Erben was soon challenged by Rolf who unsuccessfully ran for Council in Moore is a lan dlord and selfemployed businessman who came to New Braunfels in Then came Richard who was the last person to file for can didacy in that manager of Dustys is a New Braunfels The contest for District 3 is a tonguetying one with Edward Darrell and Yale Simpson vying for that Thirtyfiveyearold Sciantarelli was the first candidate to file in District He has been a dentist here for nine Sollberger was the second person to enter that He is a 38yearold investment broker and certified public Making District 3 a threeway race was Yale who filed Simpson has lived here three years and is owner of Steel District 3 incumbent Joe Rogers chose not to run citing his new job as principal of Smithson Valley High School as one Rogers served as councilman six Stratemann could not seek See Page 1C his pistol several I know I missed her many but I know I hit her at least two times maybe on the I just stood and looked at her a long Then I went down I knew she was Sauseda Port then told the officer he wrapped the body in trash bags and See Page 16 Losing bet Texas House kills parimutuel measure Over the bridge DERYL Danny Abraham Martinez and Diego Resales take in a little fishing this week at Lancia Other youngsters enjoyed a free week with spring break AUSTIN AP This years version of the horse race betting touted as a big moneymaker for the died in a lopsided House vote that left little doubt about how representatives view the The margin 5296 surprised almost especially bill sponsor Hugo who figured he would be a threevote This issue wont go I think it will come back in another the disappointed Corpus Christi lawmaker predicted after Wednesdays Speaker Gib who favored the Its a dead issue for this Mark White I frankly was very surprised by the overwhelming vote in opposition to I suppose that will be the end of that for this he Senate sponsor Ike R was among the few not willing to declare the 1985 battle Its still It was a heavy vote but there are other ways to get it he Berlangas bill would have set up a 5 statewide vote on whether to legalize horse race If the voters said the next step would have been county local Opponents said the House spoke clearly in the lopsided In a similar measure lost by a scant two votes in the House after winning Senate The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission said it was delighted with Wednesdays I think it showed very widespread disillusionment with parimutuel gambling as a revenueraising measure for said Phil commission The AntiCrime Council of Texas said the vote showed broadbased opposition to parimutuel inside How they voted Here is how the House voted Wednesday on the bill calling for a binding statewide referendum on whether to legalize parimutuel betting on horse racing AGAINST 96 Hudson and Me Stiles and Wright and FOR 521 Patrick and Wallace and The measure in as a result of efforts to satisfy House blacks who were upset that the bill did not include dedicated funds for A compromise put provisions in the bill aimed at guaranteeing minority ownership of tracks and Only eight of the U black Democrats in the House voted for the bill Legislative Black Caucus member Ron D said the minority provisions were nothing more than fluff language that didnt mean a we had problems with the legislation in the minority Berlanga A Water Watch Comal River 268 eft down Todays high is expected to reach dropping to 60 Fridays high will reach about CLASSIFIED Canyon Dam outflow 800 cd down 28 Aqurfer up Canyon Lane level down Todays Weather Its going to be cloudy to partly cloudy and mild through Friday with toutfaaaaterly winds IS to Doctors use unapproved artificial heart AP Surgeons today transplanted a human heart into a man who was kept alive for 11 hours by the emergency implant of an artificial heart that has not received federal approval and has never before been used in a officials Sharon a University of Arizona announced the operation was the listed in critical had developed several significant They included congestive heart failure caused by fluid in the lungs and other according to spokesman Allan a university vice Beigel said Jack the surgeon who performed the tran said the complications were a direct result of the length of time that the patient spent on the heart lung machine Wednesday while awaiting implantation of the artifical heart and then the second human Beigel said the patients vital signs were fairly He Copeland indicates the prognoses is The unidentified 32yearold man on Wedneday received the first implant of a mechanical pump called the Phoenix which was designed by a dentist who specializes in reconstructive The patient had suffered cardiac arrest after his body rejected a tran splanted human Doctors said that the patient would have died if he had not been put on the artificial heart until a natural heart could be About 11 hours after the pump was another compatible human heart was located and transported to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center about 11 The source of the second heart was not A surgical team led by Copelandi head of the University of Arizonas hearttransplant disconnected the Phoenix Heart and put the patient on a heartlung said Then the transplant ;