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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Drug abuse seminar, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Civic Center New Braunfels New Braunfels, TexasTuesday March 31,1987 25 Cents Vol. 134, No. 62 One Section, 12 Pages Stammtisch In a report last week on McKenna Memorial Hospital the facility's desire to recruit qualified registered nurses may have led some of the very fine licensed vocational nurses at McKenna to wonder if they will he employed there in the future hor the record McKenna s ad ministration has every confidence in the professional care given by its licensed vocational nurses There are no plans to get rid of IA \s at McKenna unless (hey all quit and the programs that train and test IA NS in Texas go out of business according to Mary Faria assistant administrator Couple claims pulling human hair from lake By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A local woman continuing the search for a missing San Antonio teen said earlier today she wants to search an area at Canyon Lake were a couple found what they thought was a clump of human hair The couple who claim to have pull ed the apparently human hair and a shoe from a fishing pier said they threw the material back in the lake before contacting authorities about the possibility of having found possible evidence of human remains Jeanette Albrecht, who operates Albrecht and Sons Custom Homes has been spearheading a local effort to locate Debbie Moberg She said she plans to locate volunteers and search the area where the material thought to by* hair was found Lynn and Dirk Kichel of Canyon Lake were fishing off a boat dock near ( ancon Lake Marina thro* weeks ago when thee hooked what they think was a clump of human hair The couple notified ( omal County Sheriff’s Department of finals who decided not to pursue a search because of a lack of evidence Mrs Richeis said her husband tossed the hair back into the lake when they discovered what it w as and therefore had no ev idenee to show authorities “We were fishing around by the Ca nyon Lake Marina on the north side of the lake My husband was fishing •bout I to 2t* fe**' off of the dc* k He peeled rn a dec k shoe and we threw it ••ck in she said adding the canvas R»oe wa' medium size and could tiave been a woman s shot' “About JO minutes later, he threw out again and he snagged his line it wasn't a real hard '-nag He '.aid he could feel it give and he reeled it in ” Mrs Richel said The woman added that the substance attached to the See HAIR Page 2 Budget 'crunch' faces NB solons Bv DAVID MAY Staff Writer In basketball the last minutes rn u contest are known as crunch time Tor New Braunfels City Council in its battle with a requested budget that is far short of projected revenues crunc h time is nearing » runch seems to be an appropriate ward as council Monday night reviewed the coming year s pro jected revenues of $7 OK.5 oo** a figure termed fair and cooser \atlee    md some $2»M* nu less than the current year’s amended revenue collett»on> i in March .V council heard reque** from department heads for an ope rating budget of SH 47 million **r SI 58 million over projected income Council Wednesday night will begin to bring those number* closer together sn the third workshop set to begin at 7 to p rn at New I tilities meeting room w fiscal year l>eginning July I comte ho^H1* to have a budget in aidman* form in May c ity Manager Joe Michie caille projected revenues for th* I et. fiscal year fair and conservative told council We vc raised our Uh enough during the last veal and th. leaves us with only three maji sources of income Salestax which unpredictable intergov eminent. transfers and property tax to find money to prov ide serv ices " Council is searching for some $5oo oho over the current year’s amended budget ot $7 JU million for additional police anc. fire department personnel The city was forced into budget amendments mid vear following drastic revenue shortfalls (Tty Finance Director Jim Jeffers told count;, that .* property tax rate hike of " •* per* en? Un minimum in crease allowed without calling for a rollback election, would provide an additional $208.non to city coffers Jeffers said such an increase would result m an effective increase of ap proximately 2 cents per HUO evalua Hon to the average homeowner New Braunfels pi open \ ’av rate, which accounts for 2 percent of operating revenues t> cit ie* of the as! Br a un lh fha . title dire M. cr than oilier Texas ie size except Fagle unfob property fax u*r ai large .fames a said earlier We c ■ cie end md have a s’.age cd the city ; mite* md transfers oilier collecting en *• can do a little in all revenue alculaf ions . mt e M ne ludo VC-*5 BUDGE I ( age 2 Guadalupe Valley Hospital directors authorize project BV JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Xii opinion by the slate altornev general s office paved the way for (juadaiujM4 \ alley Hospital stniardot director* to advertise for construe tion bids and financing for a proposed $2 J million expansion of the facility The move was unanimously ap proved by the txiard last week following Hospital Adminstrator Don Richey * request lo seek such bids for the planned three phase expansion The board is eyeing April to as the date to open construction bids Richey presented the board with an opinion released recently by stat* At tomes General Jim Mattox which stated a county with a jointly owned hospital can borrow funds tor expan sums without a txmd issue with ap prov a1 of the county and city The opinion affects the Seguin facility and two other facilities of ifs t ype in I ex as The attorney general s opinion tar ag may sonably can t>e I bv the ♦pe The ODimo lions we amount o! the .intout inc mg tiler condi round the it including city believe could Im* raiser! through a combination ut hospital revenues taxing power and othei taxing authorities available lur hospital purposes Article 44m4I of state statutes allow* loc a endues supporting a joint hospita the discretion whether to Uirrow money he entities must take specific action to improve a loan for such improvements Richey said Hit* last part of the opinion was not what he had hoped for He said or* had hope*I the opinion would have authorized ’.lie hospital to borrow money ii a budget containing the expansion plans were approved See HOSHI! AL Page 2 Wanna quit smoking Incentive to do just that is available by atten ding the Fresh Mart Clinic co sponsored by New Braunfels In dependent School District * Com munity (education program and American Cant er society (Time * will be on Tuesdays March ti and April 7 from 7 to to s to p rn in the Mc henna Memorial Hospital classroom on liana Mreet The Clinli costs ll - less than a St ga pack of smokes which is to sav ad mission is free The \ltiert Is*** family wishes to thank the Fraternal Order of Kagies and the Country Hicks for donating time baked god* and leg of brother Iv love in the aftermath of an August 16 automobile accident that left I less hospitalized Money raised through auction and dona Hon* at the March 21 event wn. mean a load off the mind of ( harlem* Iv*' his w de He remains in CokMiia! Manor Nursing Home Friends etc might to drop by Hut a visit to a nursing home for ta* k of another nano sr t a bad idea any how Texas Fruit Grower* T ield Days are \pril • 4 in T redru kstiurg \ v anet) of presentations are plann ♦si but unless t v w»me miracle tfie freeze Sunday and M i dav n gf t* didn t dottier the area s peat h and fruit tree en hi there mav f*e little to Celebrate Ms!! tile event pro rni*es to tie a big * Hp to orc hardi*ts ami would be orchardists For fur ther information < all John Ripe it 512 W7 Tim? or I exa> Hor tK'ulturtxt at 4<n 775 Bkm We don t know .it*>nt y .til but most of our roots an* ladler off buried Mill the Genealogical so* ie tv of Kendall i ounty will hold a seminar Lorn ti a rn to 4 p rn \prii ll in Saxon Hall in Boerne T in ding i oui Roots Through Federal Resources will feature National Archives archivist Barbara Rust \ catered luncheon is included in til** Iii registration fee i (intact the sjMirisor* it *14 tie fore > p til Tuesday \$>rii 7 vs * re giving you a lot of adv anc ed nonce on tfus sin* e Mime poi tic ipants might want to get in shape before the gun starts the sec**! I V nual >h i »AKRI N May 25 in tiakrun subdivision I'rtxttcds from tile event will augment efforts to establish an emerge ne y children s shelter in c omal ( ounty Entry lee* are $♦> between now and May IK > thereafter up to starting time Kit trv forms will !>«• available soon from area merc hant* For more in formation call Shay Noah at cg* ny Ll After a tease ut spring mt‘*r rupted bv a return of winter temperatures Imlay were ex peeled to warm back into the low 70's with winds out of the west at IO 15 rn p h Tonight s forecast is calling for clear and cold with lows in tile 40 s with light winds Tomorrow calls for more warmer temperatures with readings in the mid 70s and winds out of the south at 5 lo rn p h The Menu CLASSIFIED 8 11 COMICS.............6    7 CROSSWORD........12 DEAR ABBY..........7 EDUCATION.........3 OPINIONS............4 SPORTS..............5( Chilled peaches in this area were spared the drastic effects of a record freeze but many were knocked off the trees by high winds (Photo by Deryl Clark). Gardeners lucky, too Farmers spared effects of record temperatures From Stat! and Wire Reports ( omal County gardeners arni ranchers were luckv that the cold weather covering much of the state brought only a short lived freeze to this area We were lucky said (omal ('ounty Extension Agent Bill Schumann this morning ” The thing that saved us wa.* that it the freezing temperature wasn t tta*re long enough to freeze the plants through and through ” T rederit*urg area peach growers and other fruit farmers have suffered large losses The wintry weather that gripped Texas over the weekend *et record temperatures and sided peach crops over a wule area of the state costing growers hundreds of thousands of dollars It s almost a total I os* said Harker County peach grower Hugh Murphy estimating his Sos* al t to two lo $ some growers took last minute precautions Monday night rn an attempt to keep the cold from wiping them out completely safety mca*ares included burning stack* of tires in orchards and running water near the base of trees to provide w arm th and protection Schumann spent the morning Evoking at area crops and said that he hasn t seen jn> t roP damage here Most of the fields corn and grain sorghum have been planted and some is up ” he said I haven t seen any crop damage in the wheat com anti gram sorghum We ll know more in another two or three days I ve *een some frosted Johnson Grass that if cattle graze it could Ive poison Schumann said explaining that prussic acid builds up in the stem* of the frozen grass during freezes and droughts He cautioned cat tie raisers to wait until the grasses are actively See FREEZE Page 2 Remains at large Tuesday Donna Vetter's murderer flees Bexar County lockup '-AN ANTONIO D x.** VI’ V mal convicted of capital murder in Hie brutal rapt* slaying**! an FBI clerk cm ,qn*d from custody only hours atter a jury returned a verdict that could send him to I exas death row Karl Hammond ZI escaped from the Jail at Mint lo >u J* lit M end ay authorities sa Officers used dog* arui helicopters t* downtown area early today and a witne escape a comedy of errors Hammond had been convicted hour before a the death of New Braunfels High Sellout graduate Donna Lynn Vetter 22 Because of outbursts he had made dur mg the trial Hammond s mouth wa* covered by a gat. made of t.qx* and gauze during the nna. portion ol hi* trial Officers said Hammond who face* life in prison or death by injection, escapist moment* after meeting with one of hi* lawyers one guard remained who was to have escorted Ham mood back to jail witnesses said The guard btu ame distracted an*! Hammond managed to fit*** through an unlocked door that separates the visitation room and the jail (stoking area w itnesses said Th** witnesses said he then leaped over a counter and ran down a flight of stairs "It was a comedy of errors said Rick Simons ti who w as al the jail pay mg a traffic ticket told th* san Antonio Express News I saw him jump out of that window and he ran like a hat out of hell through a stairwell leading to the first floor Bexar (’ounty Sheriff Harlon Copeland *aid he is try mg to find out the conv ic ted killer managed to escape “I have to sec why that door was left open Copeland said Copeland said he did not know whether the es* ape was premeditated and refused to allow reporters to talk with Hammond s guard “I don t allow my deputies to issue press releases Copeland said Vt guesses told police they *aw Hammon at a downtown ntersection where they t»t*nev ♦* he w a* pi* ked up t v a * ar at*»ut five minute* after the es, ape Authorities said they have not tieen able to determine if th** car pi*, ked hun up »r it Hammond managed to commander til* car • in* of the p. isecutors who handle.! Hammond * t: ..! said he wa* puzzled bv the lax security He should have been shackled after conviction of apital murder I hope they catch hun Indore he hurts anyone said Assistant District Vttornev Ron Mendoza The punishment phase of Hammond s trial will con ttriue today xith or without Hammond District court Judge Test Butler said Hammond a convicted rapist had iieen convicted in tile sept 4 rape and stabbing death of Ms V etter inside hei San Antonio apartment which Mendoza told jurors was reduced to a “slaughterhouse ’ Hammond *i*hh1 motionless as the verdict was read Monday after tile jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about three hours Friends and relatives gasped and cried On the othei side of the courtroom. M* Vetter * fattier mother and sister sat quietly in a front row bench Security for the start of punishment ph.»*e was utcrea* ed and a metal detector used to screen those entering the courtroom afte r reports Monday that threats were made following the verdict It was that same level of anxiety that overshadowed Hie start of proceedings Monday morning when Ham mood made two outbursts one iii the presence of the jury protesting the trial to Buller Mv constitutional rights being violated lie told Butler Indore juiors were Brought into the courtroom I have several witnesses that are here to testify on my behalf My attorneys are not representing nu* properly The outburst prompted Hammond s sistei Rebecca May also to protest in a loud voice from the audience, tor winch Butler ordered her taken into cutody and found See ESCAPE Page 2 ;