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Autopsy report awaited in Buchanan jail hanging
A New Braunfels man was found hanged in his cell this morning at the City Jail, New Braunfels Police Chief Burney Boeck said.
Harold “Jeb” Stewart Buchanan, 22, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger at 5:37 a.m. today.
A spokeswoman for the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office in Austin said that an autopsy ordered by Krueger to determine the cause of death should be completed later today.
Buchanan was arrested between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. today at a motel and charged with public intoxication
and resisting arrest, Boeck said. Buchanan was in the cell by himself when he was found hanged by his T-shirt, Boeck said. Boeck would not comment as to when Buchanan was found hanged in his cell.
Buchanan graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1976. He was the son of Comal County Court-at-Law Judge D.H. Buchanan and Janette Buchanan of Oak Hill Road. Survivors include his parents and one brother, James, 16.
Funeral services are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Egypt cautions new Mideast talks depends upon Israeli concessions
Alexandria, Egypt (AP)—The United States says Egypt and Israel are resuming negotiations on Palestinian autonomy in a few weeks. But one of President Anwar Sadat’s chief advisers says only preliminary talks will be held unless Israel makes concessions on the issues of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in occupied territories.
U.S. Mideast envoy Sol Linowitz announced the breakthrough in the Etiyptian-Israeli deadlock Wednesday after a meeting here with President Anwar Sadat and earlier talks in Israel with Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
Linowitz said the two governments, who had been feuding for more than a month over a new Israeli law claiming
eternal control over unified Jerusalem, “agree to resume the autonomy negotiations at a mutually agreed dated, and to consult regarding preparations, timing and venue of a summit meeting’’ to be chaired by Carter.
Carter told labor leaders in Washington the deadlocked negotiations on a plan for autonomy for the 1.2 million Palestinians in the West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip will resume “within the next few weeks.” Other U.S. officials in Washington said Carter, Sadat and Begin would meet after the Nov. 4 presidential election, as Sadat proposed last month.
A few hours later, Butros Ghali, Egypt’s minister of state for foreign
affairs, said “contacts will start soon” but they “will be preparatory talks and cannot be considered a resumption of negotiations.”
These talks, he continued, will focus on an agenda and a time and place for substantive negotiations. But such negotiations cannot begin until Israel modifies its stand that East Jerusalem, the predominantly Arab part of the Holy City, is part of Israel and not subject to negotiations and that Israel has the right to establish Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, which it captured in the 1967 war.
Linowitz, however, said the talks would deal with issues of Palestinian autonomy
Jury indicts co-worker
A man charged with the murder of a bakery co-worker on Aug. 22 has been indicted by the September panel of the Comal County Grand Jury.
Mario DeLeon, 33, was indicted yesterday for murder in connection with the death of Mario Esquivel, 34, of 1447 Cross St., a fellow employee at Naegelin’s Bakery.
Esquivel was stabbed with a large knife while at the bakery, then left the scene in his car. He lost control of his automobile and crashed into the side of a tire store at San Antonion and Academy streets.
DeLeon was one of 19 persons indicted by the monthly panel which met for almost eight hours. A total of 30 indictments were handed down on 41 felony counts.
The grand jury did not no-bill any of the cases but did pass for further investigation the cases against Jimmy Jennings, Benno Wilke, Ernest Trevino, Pedro Escobedo and Elmo Garcia.
Lance Achterberg was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
George Kelley was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The panel returned four indictments for burglary of a habitation against James Conrad Claxton.
Two indictments for burglary of habitation of Fedele "Fred” Acquaviva.
Two indictments for burglary of habitation were also returned against Joseph Acquaviva.
Another burglary habitation indictment was returned against Miguel Morales.
Reginald L. Nicholes, Edward Garza and Ruben Gam Sauceda were indicted for burglary of habitation.
Guadalupe Patino was indicted by the panel for rape and robbery with sexual abuse.
Abel Gonzales was also indicted for rape and robbery.
A burglary of habitation indictment was returned against Ricardo Molina.
I^ewis Edward Johnson was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Robert Madia was indicted for two counts of sexual abuse; burglary of habitation, rape and sexual abuse; burglary with the intent to commit theft; and two counts of robbery.
Burglary of habitation charges were also returned by the grand jury against James Albert Udkler and Ronald Eastman.
Hitherto Ortega Aguirre was indicted for burglary of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.
Reagan says Mideast nearing 'a flashpoint'
Staff photo by John Sent*/ By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Could it you are entering a zone of distortion, or is it high winds? Actually it is a view of the side of a large milk transport trailer parked near
New Braunfels High School with a reflected utility pole being bent by the contour of the truck.
Ex- Yippie leader gives up
NEW YORK (AP) - Abbie Hoffman, the former Yippie leader and anti-war activist who had disappeared more than six years ago when he jumped bail on a cocaine charge, surrendered at the Manhattan district attorney’s office today, a spokeswoman said.
He eluded about 40 reporters waiting
for him in front of the New York State Office Building, where the state special narcotics prosecutor has his office, by going in a side entrance.
Hoffman had been living for several years under the name Barry Freed as a free-lance writer and ecology activist on a tiny island in the St. Lawrence river.
His surrender was announced by Mary de Bourbon, spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau.
Prior to the surrender, an associate had said Hoffman would be at his publisher’s office for a news conference at 12:30 p.m., les^; than four hours later.
Ronald Reagan says the Mideast is “approaching a flashpoint" because of weak and confused leadership by Jimmy Carter — a charge leveled only hours after the President’s announcement that Israel and Egypt will resume their stalled peace talks under his mantle.
In an address Wednesday night to B’nai B’rith, the Jewish service organization, the Republican presidential nominee said Carter has sacrificed America’s reputation as a trustworthy ally and that his conduct of foreign policy “has been marked by inconsistency and incompetence.”
Reagan headed to Florida and Louisiana today in the wake of his now-famous Labor Day gaffe over the Ku Klux Klan, a remark which drew severe
criticism throughout the South.
The Republican nominee stuck word-for-word with his prepared text Wednesday night, even to the point of ignoring the disclosure by Carter that another three- way summit is in the works with Egypt and Israel.
But when a reporter asked him about it outside a Washington hotel, Reagan declared: “I think it’s great.” Nonetheless, Reagan charged in his address that the president merely “stands by and watches” while Israel is isolated by international terrorism and U.N. resolutions designed to undercut its position. Carter gets his chance to reply in a speech to B’nai B’rith tonight.
Reagan said that the Soviet Union has made new inroads in the Mideast, and ‘ ‘because of the weak and confusedSee REAGAN, Page UAGOP plans all-out effort to carry Texas
,N ANTONIO (AP ) -- Texas is a key ical battlefield in Ronald Reagan’s e for the White House and iiblicans plan to launch an un-edented effort to carry the state in ember, said the state GOP chair-
let Upham of Mineral Wells said the y plans to spend $2 million and put I an unprecedented organizational rt to win the presidency for Reagan.
» said state Republican chairmen,
who met in Chicago earlier, targeted Texas as a must state for Reagan.
“The battleground is here and ifs going to be waged as hard as we can,” Upham said at a news conference Wednesday.
He said Texas Republicans were bouyed by the 1978 election of the state’s first GOP governor since Reconstruction, Gov. Bill Clements, and that they were ready to carry on the fight for Reagan.
“The race in 1976 was close and Texas fell on the Democratic side. We’re going to make every effort this year to carry Texas for the Republicans,” said Upham.
“We feel, and the Democrats feel, that traditionally and historically, the president has been elected the way that Texas goes. There’s never been a Democrat or a Republican elected (president) this century that has not carried Texas.”
The state party chairman’s remarks came as Republicans prepared for their state convention here Friday and Saturday. A 20-member temporary resolutions and platform committee is working on the state platform to be submitted Saturday. And the state executive committee is scheduled to convene today.
Upham said that Reagan and his running mate, Texan George Bush, both would make several Visits to Texas
before the election and that he anticipated President Carter also would campaign heavily in the state.
Bush, Gov. Bill Clements, Sen. John Tower — all of whom will address the convention this weekend — and campaign organizations in 240 of the 254 counties will make a strong push to elect Reagan, Upham said.
Upham said the latest Republican poll shows Reagan leading Carter by IO percentage points in Texas. But he
predicted the margin would considerably by November.
The state chairman also said he hoped Reagan would receive at least the 25 percent of the Hispanic vote that Clements and Tower garnered in 1978.
“The election of Gov. Clements in 1978 brought a psychological boost to us that a Republican can be elected to any office. I’m confident we’re going to carry it,” Upham said. “PU make that prediction. ”