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Seguin man stabbed himself to death—JP
By DEBBIE DELOACH Staff writ ac
Peace Justice Harold Krueger has ruled the Tuesday death of a Seguin man, who was found with 26 times, a suicide.
The body of Jim L. Roy, 37, was found Tuesday night lying in the driveway of the Fountain Motel. He died over an hour later at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Krueger said Friday his suicide ruling was based on facts from Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Roberto Bay ar do, and subsequent investigation by the New
Braunfels Police Deparment’s Criminal Investigation Division.
“There’s no doubt connected with my ruling,” Krueger said. “His cirrhosis of the liver was in the advanced stage. He (Roy) probably had about two more months to live.”
Police also discovered Roy had paid for his burial plot in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Tuesday afternoon. His body was found about six hours later in the motel driveway.
Of the 26 wounds, Bayardo’s report stated only 12 hit vital organs. Police
detective Juan Gusme has identified those organs as the liver and lungs.
Police Ll. Felix Roque said there were no defensive wounds or im) obvious restraint bruises on Roy’s body, and no evidence of a struggle could be found.
The only question remaining in this bizarre case should be answered in about two weeks, Krueger said. “By then, I should have the laboratory test results from Bayardo’s office, which should be able to show if Roy was intoxicated or under the Influence of any drugs at the time of his death.”Police chase, arrest trio after service station theft
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writ ar
Two men and one woman have been charged with misdemeanor theft after money was taken from a gas station Thursday afternoon.
Charles Kemble, T. Jones and Nanetta Richardson, all of San Antonio, have been charged with taking $160 from an Exxon service station at Seguin Avenue and the Interstate 35 access road, Police LL Felix Roque,
One member of the trio allegedly distracted the gas station clerk while another took the money, according to Roque. The trio then entered a maroon and white Oldsmobile and headed down Interstate 35 toward San Antonio.
Three law officers pursued the vehicle down the interstate, Roque said The officers stopped the car near the Patio Haus
Roque said the officers recovered the money, which had been thrown out of the car.
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FRIDAY October 28,1983 25 centsNew Braunfels, Texet Vol. 92 - No. 215 22 Pages - 2 Sections IUSPS 377-8001
Workshop held by Comal ISD
It was a positive suggestion taken to heart, and it worked An area school board workshop sponsored by Comal ISD came off without a hitch at F railer Elementary Wednesday night. Over 40 representatives from at least seven surrounding school districts attended Board members from New Braunfels Hays. Schertz-Cibolo, Navarro. Seguin, Marion and Dripping Springs school districts enjoyed the first workshop so much that NB1SD Supt Charles Bradberry has already offered to host the next one The workshop idea. suggested as a type of in-service for board members, was one of many recommendations from a CBD 11-member Advisory Committee CBD board members approved the recommendation, setting the gears in motion But Supt Edgar Willhelm said Thursday night,
‘ My secretary Carolyn i Pittman) did all the work .’
Guest speakers were Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) executive director Orby Holden and David Thompson with the legal division
“We have 80,000 new students en tering Texas schools every year There are a lot of changes coming in education, and we gotta be ready for
See CBD, Page UA
Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this afternoon, becoming increasingly cloudy tonight and Saturday The high today will be in the upper 70s with southeast winds at 10-15 miles per hour Tonight s low will be rn the upper 50s with light winds.
President Reagan won praise from congressional supporters for declaring that U«S. troops rn lebanon and Grenada are needed to protect America But critics said he ignored questions of whether the ask is worthwhile Sa* Pay* 10A
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Aided by an area resident. New Braunfels firefighters battle a grass fire along the Missouri-Kansas Texas railroad tracks Thursday af tar noon The fire was contained after burning several spots near the intersection of PM 482 and Krueger Lane.
Staff photo bn John N Santa*
Utilities getting raw deal from LORA - Sohn
New Braunfels Utilities is getting the short end of the stick from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LOU).
IWS •» «y UtUWw ltoi»«w Bob I<*b wl hie trustees ass It, and (bt more they talked about rate equalisation at Thursday's Utilities meeting, Bis hotter they get.
“I dont knew Hie history behind it, but LORA took •our retail opsrstiem In San Marcos. Sun Subs and
Kerrville,” Sohn explained. “I don't know when it happened, but I know it was as far beck ss 1974.
“The point is that industrial elastomers in these cities bey their power from LCRA cheaper then all other cufltmners, including NSU. And that’s not fair,” he added.
He gave an example. "Let's tabs San Marcos, because that's our main concern. A typical mdmtry there might pay $77,006 a month for power from
LCRA, while NBU’s coot as a LCRA customer might turn out to be more than $16,000,'’ Sohn said, adding that the average difference was in the neighborhood of 1$ percent.
That hurts when it comes to competition for industry. Sohn said several industries had already been loot ta San Marcos, but he declined to give any
See UTILITIES, Page 12A
Cubans continue fight in Grenada
POINT SALINES. Grenada (AP) - U.S. invasion forces battled Cuban and Grenadian soldiers today in the mountains around the capital of St. George’s and between the island's two airports. American officials said.
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger predicted resistance would continue “because the Cuban soldiers do not seem to have any communication with Cuba and have not yet apparently heard that they’ve been ordered to cease fire.”
“There were three or four small pockets (of resistance) and the fighting does continue to eliminate that,” Weinberger told the CBS Morning News today in an interview from Montebello, Quebec.
“Some of the fighting is in the hills”
along the “road between the two airports,” he said.
Eight U.S. troops were reported dead, eight were missing and 39 were wounded in the invasion, the Pentagon said Thursday.
No Grenadians were known to have died, U.S. officials said, and the number of Cuban casualties was not known, nor was the number of Cubans still resisting.
When the United States invaded this Marxist-ruled nation about 1,500 miles southeast of Florida on Tuesday, U.S. officials estimated the Cuban presence at 600. Now U.S. officials say the figure was closer to 1,000. The stated purpose of the invasion was to rescue as many as 1,000 Americans trapped by last week's bloody coup,
Asked why the United States didn’t know how large the Cuban buildup was, Weinberger said, “I suppose because it was carried on clandestinely and we don't have any representation on the island. We did not have any way of really determining this.’’
Late Thursday, U.S. artillery pounded Cuban positions in the hills overlooking the captured airfield where American troops seized Soviet and Cuban arms on the southern tip of the island.
An undetermined number of extra U.S. troops arrived Thursday, bolstering the force of 2,800 Marines and Army Rangers already on Grenada, the smallest nation in
See GRENADA, Page 12A
Body search continues
Extra Sleep Due
The tatter half of the saying “spring forward, fall back” takes effect Sunday morning, aa we make the shift from Daylight Savings Time to standard time. Clocks should be pushed back an hour Saturday night to avoid showing up an hour early everywhere Sunday.
despite sniper fire
BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) - Undeterred by sniper fire, searchers today reached the basement of the bomb-devastated US. Marine post at Beirut’s international airport. The Pentagon put the American death toll at 225.
Marine spokesman Maj. Robert Jordan said the base took “some sporadic sniper fire during the night” that caused no casualties. He said the Marines did not fire back.
Jordan said the sniping from southeast of the base did not interrupt the round-the-clock search through the rubble of the Marine command post, shattered by a suicide terrorist’s truck bomb Sunday.
“We are still working 24 hours a
day," he said. “They i the searchers > are now working on the rubble of the first floor and basement."
He said it would be at least another full day before he would be sure the Marines have been through the entire building.
Searchers also were digging for two missing Frenchmen in the ruins of a nine-story apartment building that had been headquarters of a French paratroop company in a Beirut's seafront residential area. France’s Defense Ministry said the French casualty toll was 56 killed and 15 wounded.
Jordan said today that 1,000 of the See MARINES. Page 12A
Police chief Burney Boeck inspects the recovered merchandise
Woman arrested in shopping spree
A New Braunfels woman was released on bond Thursday afternoon after being charged with felony theft.
Sundra Pearson allegedly went on a shopping spree Thursday morning writing checks on an account at Guaranty State Bank she had closed out hours before. She wrote checks for over $1,500 in merchandise before spotted by police
Her bond was set at $1,250 by Municipal Court Judge David Perkins. A Comal County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman said Friday she had been released from custody Thursday afternoon
“The bank got wind of w hat she was doing when a
store owner called to oka) the check Since she had reported her checks missing and closed out her account. Guaranty told the store owner it might be a forgery.” Ll Felix Roque said The list of stores where Pearson told officers she had written checks included several convenience stores, Wuest’s, Weiner’s, Rev co, Winn s. Pay less Shoes, Gibsons Discount Shoe Fitter, TOAY and Kmart
Police were alerted to the womans physical description, and she was located. Roque said. The merchandise Ishown above* was recovered from her possession.
- DEBBIE DeLOACH