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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Bill would put gun law in Legislatures lap New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Friday May 7A AUSTIN AP A selfproclaimed lawand order senator has won tentative approval of a bill that would make clear that the and not local should determine whether Texans can own Buster Brown said his bill was filed as a result of what has happened in other where cities have passed ordinances that prohibit ownership of I think thats contrary to the Texas Brown told reporters This bill would make sure that if thats ever going to happen in it would have to happen right here in the Browns proposal was tentatively approved 20 11 but senators balked at final passage RLake said several senators indicated they would vote for final passage but wanted to look at it again before sending the measure to the Senators questioned whether Browns bill would override zoning ordinances and would leave cities at the mercy of and several amendments were One by Hugh DFort spells out that cities can regulate possession and use of guns in emergencies to protect the public Farmer mentioned teen age gang racial and I dont want to take away any citys ability to regulate Were putting police and public safety officers in even graver danger during riots or social upheaval without a provision to control guns in Farmer An amendment by Bob R would authorize cities to prohibit the discharge of firearms within city limits and would regulate the use of property under its zoning Yet another by Bob deleted a provision that any municipal ordinance now in effect that conflicts with the bill would be Without his Glasgow if some rightwing crazy was locked up for shooting the case would be I want cities to have the authority to regulate who shoots guns in residential said A motion to table Glasgows amendment failed and the amendment was approved Brown said he knew of no Texas city ordinance banning the ownership of but members of sportsmens clubs had testified they had heard councils discuss the possibility of doing We have a lot of cities and we have a lot of villages and towns in the and you can recognize the real difficulty by our not This message was given to the cities that were not going to leave questions of gun ownership to the city Brown Brown was asked at an impromptu news con ference A city could not pass an ordinance telling you to come down and register your weapon unless the Legislature acted Thats he We only hit directly upon that subject that if a city passed an ordinance that said no one in this town can own a that would be he The chief purpose of it the bill is to make clear that the state will be responsible for regulating if any the ownership of Brown Senator wants to lobby for open container ban AUSTIN AP Texans who favor a state ban on drinking while driving should swamp Victoria Kenneth Armbrister with calls and says a senator who believes Armbrister is trying to kill the Armbrister is chairman of a threemember House subcommittee that now has hold of Bill Sarpalius bill that would bar drivers from holding open containers of alcoholic The more people that contact the the more I think hes going to realize Texans think drinking and driving is D said The Senate approved the bill 224 on March sending it to the The House Liquor Regulation Committee held an April 10 public hearing before sending it to a former Victoria is looking for any excuse possible to be against the Sarpalius Armbrister has said he sees potential en forcement problems with Sarpalius which bans drivers from drinking alcoholic beverages behind the Armbrister was unavailable for comment after the Sarpalius news House to vote on mercykilling bill AUSTIN AP House members will have one more vote next week on a bill that would let relatives or friends of a terminallyill patient stop lifesustaining The measure was temporarily approved 7561 There is great recognition now that medical technology is such it can prolong life under the most gruesome said Bob The medical profession now is totally supportive of laws that give other persons the right to make the Ted RCorpus said present law was a good delicate and tried to table Bushs His motion failed The measure needs a final vote before going to the Judge makes ruling a la Joe Bob DALLAS AP Written rulings in federal court cases are usually dry and but not A footnote to the ruling written by District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer upholding Dallas Countys right to bar county jail inmates from reading Easyrider and other magazines containing photos of nude women was anything but dry and Buchmeyer adopted the style used by former Dallas Times Herald drive in move critic Joe Bob Briggs in complaining that one mens magazine had an ex tremely disappointing number of barebreasted women and four wasted pages of fullyclothed The drivein movie critics column was recently removed from the Dallas newspaper after members of the black community complained about a column they said was Both legal scholars and Buch meyers an attorney who specializes in family said it was rare for a judge to use in a legal document the type of language Buchmeyer used in reviewing a February 1982 issue of A portion of the satirical review said in part were this issue to be reviewed by Joe Bob former drivein movie critic of the Dallas Times it could only be Extremely disappointing garbonza count No No No Rung Four biker Biker biker car biker biker biker Four wasted pages of fully clothed DriveIn Academy Award nomination to bimbo with tattoo covering one if you know what I and I know that you told the Dallas Times Herald he wrote the footnote to underline the difference bet ween Easyrider and what might be seen in publications such as Hustler When you stop aTid look at what the Easyrider magazine it just Its insignificant compared to what people see on television and in Hustler he The footnote was part of Buchmeyers order throwing out a suit filed by former county jail inmate Richard who claimed his constitutional rights were violated when deputies refused to let him have an Easyrider magazine sent to him by his In the the judge said county officials could ban such magazines because the inmates would fight over who could or who may have stolen a magazine with pictures of nude Court overturns mans death sentence NEW ORLEANS AP The capital murder conviction and death sentence given an unemployed woodcutter has been reversed by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals because the man was not properly warned of his rights before he was examined by a The conviction of Pedro Cruz convicted of the 1976 rape and murder of a 19yearold college student in Williamson was overturned The court cited prior rulings by the federal courts that both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments are violated by a doctors testimony on future dangerousness of the defendant when the opinion is based on questioning conducted without a prior warning on the Fifth Amendment privilege and without opportunity for advice of The court opinion The psychiatrist interviewed Muniz did so at the direction of the prosecutor and without notice to the attorney for No Miranda warning was given nor was he told that the responses to the doctors questions might be used against him on issues governing his the judges The psychiatrist then used that interview as the basis for his to which he testified at the punish ment phase of the that would probably commit criminal acts of violence that would constitute a continuing threat to the court There is no question but that from trial court to Texas Supreme Court there were Fifth and Sixth Amendment Muniz was arrested a day after the body of Janice Carol Bickman was found on the banks of the San Gabriel River near the campus of South western University in The man was free on bail on a separate rape charge at the time of his WE RENT Autos Pickups Vans By Day By Week By Month NO CHARGE MILEAGE UP TO 250 MILES PER DAY LOCAL USE ONLY 250 MILE RADIUS 1095 81 East New Texas 6291313 Wendell Sons Appeals court hears sanctuary case NEW ORLEANS AP A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has heard a plea to reverse the conviction of Stacey Lynn a halfway house worker facing a sixmonth prison sentence for transporting illegal aliens into the United There was no indication when a ruling would be issued by the three judge which heard arguments from Merkts lawyers on a 30yearold volunteer at the churchsupported Casa Oscar Romero in San near has said that she con siders helping illegal aliens into this country to be her religious She was recently sentenced to six months in plus a separate 90 day sentence for breaking probation on a similar conviction nine months In a friendofthecourt the National Council of Churches and five other church organizations said Merkt was only following her religious and the case set up a confrontation between secular authority and religious Stacey in assisting these Salvadoran was living her religious the brief Dennis a San Francisco lawyer for spent most of his argument on a claim that she had a sincere belief that the two aliens had a legal right to wade the Rio Grande River and enter the Her he was to assist them in filing for political There is no crime unless she transported them for the specific purpose of bringing them in he Riordan said Merkt did not take the two San Salvador citizens to the Immigration and Naturalization Service center in though she passed by because she wanted to take them to the INS center in San where the director was considered much more Merkt was driving the two Salvadorans on a 290mile back roads route from San Benito to San Antonio when she was stopped on Highway miles east of the Dan a Houston lawyer acting for the Department of argued that no one could be allowed to choose which INS center they like because if the courts allow this as a defense in illegal alien none of the cases could be EYE OPENERS By Henry Hull IMPROVED PLASTIC LENSES The optical companies have now 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