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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Night Stalker's home searched LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Night Stalker” serial murder suspect Richard Ramirez’ boyhood home in Texas was searched by investigators from Ix>s Angeles, his brother says. The I«edo Street home in El Paso was searched Wednesday, according to Roberto Ramirez, who was quoted in Saturday’s Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. Rosa Flores lives in the house where Richard Ramirez grew up, the brother said during a telephone interview from his parents home in El Paso. Last Thursday, Los Angeles sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Richard Walls said property allegedly stolen by Ramirez had been recovered in El Paso, San Francisco and the Ix>s Angeles area. He would not specify the locations searched, but said many items had been provided voluntarily to law-enforcement authorities by people who said they had purchased them from Ramirez or had received the items as gifts from him. Other property was recovered with search warrants, Walls said. Ramirez, 25, a drifter from El Paso, was charged Tuesday with one count of murder and seven other felonies stemming from two early morning attacks in May in Los Angeles County. District Attorney Ira Reiner has said more charges may be filed. Ramirez, who was arrested in East Los Angeles on Aug. 31, also has been served with an arrest warrant stemming from a San Francisco killing. Los Angeles officials believe the Night Stalker was responsible for more than 30 attacks in which at least 14 people were killed this year, and possibly one person last year. Some victims appeared to have been tortured or mutilated, and symbols used by satanists were said to have been drawn on walls at some crime scenes. On Friday, a friend of Ramirez’s, Donna louise Myers of San Pablo, Calif., described the suspect as a “nice and polite” man. She said her 4-year-old granddaughter w his picture in the paper after the arrest and exclaimed, “There’s my Uncle Rick!” Ms. Myers said she had been watching television news at her home with Ramirez several weeks ago when he asked her whether she thought he resembled the composite drawing of the Night Stalker suspect. “Jokingly, I said, ‘You didn’t have enough guts,’” Myers recalled. The next night, Aug. 17, San Francisco accountant Peter Pan was killed inside his home in the Lake Merced area. The San Francisco arrest warrant was for that slaying. Authorities also believe the assailant struck in the Orange County community of Mission Viejo, 50 miles south of Los Angeles. Bill Cams, who suffered gunshot wounds and whose girlfriend was sexually assaulted in the Aug. 25 attack, remains hospitalized in serious condition. Governors reviewing world economy impact MIAMI (AP) — Sixteen Southern governors, including Texas Gov. Mark White, will debate the impact of doing business with other countries in a setting that’s perhaps the region’s best example of an international city. “The South Going Global” is the theme of the 51st annual Southern Governors’ Association meeting to be held today through Tuesday. Florida Gov. Bob Graham, as host and chairman of the group this year, selected his hometown of Miami to illustrate Florida’s diversity and progress in expanding its economy with the help of other countries. Graham has called Miami a “laboratory of internationalization. Miami is the capital of the Americas.” Among the experts scheduled to appear are Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker, President Nicolas Ardito Barletta of Panama, former State Department spokesman Rodding Carter, Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., and Victor Kiam, chairman and president of Remington Products Inc. Nineteen governors were invited and 16 are expected to attend, said Jay Hakes, one of Graham’s staff who has worked for the past year on the meeting. He said more n 600 aides and media representatives also are registered to attend, creating the potential for one of the group’s largest meetings. “There is a two-fold agenda,” Hakes said. “We want the governors to learn how to better use the international economy in their state and to appreciate Florida’s resources and the position we have as a megatrend state.” The agenda includes examination of the energy market as it relates to the South’s reliance on other countries and how education can help Southern states keep pace in the world community. Graham has noted that Southern industries are facing difficult times because of national policies, modern competition and often cheaper products. Fines sought in illegal sales HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking fines of $1.5 million from IO gasoline distributors and retailers in Houston for allegedly selling regular gas as unleaded gas to make an extra profit. Richard Wilson, director of EPA’s office of mobile sources in Washington, said Friday that 60 shipments of leaded gasoline were sold to motorists as unleaded fuel from about July 1984 until December 1984. Agency officials said the crackdown was the result of a six-month EPA investigation that started in December. “We think we have evidence that everybody in the chain knew what was going on and was making money on it,” Wilson said. “It was a scam of the first order.” The EPA charged the mislabeled fuel was sold at six Abco Food Stores operated by I jon Boulus and at four Ana Food Stores operated by his brother. Assaud Boulos. The EPA also charged that mislabeled fuel was sold at the OST Food Store, run by Fouad Mekeessi and the Handee Stop, operated at the time by Alvin Keil. The EPA is seeking penalties of $240,000 from Abco for 40 violations; $27,000 nrom Ana for 12 violations; $5,000 from the OST Food Store for 5 violations and $4,000 from Handee Stop for 4 violations. Attorney Bruce Schimmel, who represents Lion Boulos, denied any wrongdoing on the part of Abco. A mistake was made when leaded gas was put in the wrong tank,” he said. “It was corrected as soon as it was brought to our attention. We will be responsible for any damages caused, and we will work with the EPA to resolve this situation.” Gas distributors and transporters named by the EPA as violators were Total Gas and Energy Corp. of Houston, a $348,000 penalty for 58 violations; Gatten Enterprises Inc. and Richard D. Gatten Jr., both of Lufkin, $60,000 each for 60 violations; the Russell Corp of Decatur, Ga., and Houston, $360,000 for 60 violations; Tom Aycock Transport Inc. of Pharr, $210,000 for 35 violations, and Houston-Pasadena Apache Oil Co. Inc. of Pasadena. $150,000 for 25 violation. Wilson said he had no figure on the amount of the reputed excess profits but pointed out that standard and premium unleaded gas normally sells for 5 to IO cents a gallon more than leaded fuel. Heart transplant Wlwn donor • tiMua it    lo    r*cipi«nt' Pulmonary artery Donor s n**n Donor» head tat* gut OMbifb Artifical, human heart switched TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Drummond on Saturday became the first person to have his artificial heart replaced by a human heart, and his surgeon said the 25-year-old man’s chance for survival was as good as any transplant patient’s. Drummond, who was kept alive with the Jarvik-7 for nine days, was in critical but stable condition after receiving the heart of a 19-year-old accident victim in a four-hour, 45-minute operation, said Dr. Jack Copeland. The surgeon put Drummond’s chances of surviving for a year at 75 percent to 80 percent and of surviving for five years at 50 percent. Drummond, the youngest recipient of a Jarvik-7, was wheeled into the operating room at ll:30 p.m. Friday after a medical team rn Texas notified Copeland the heart of Terrell Griffin was compatible for a transplant. At 2 a m., doctors opened Drummond’s chest and, at 2:28 a m., a helicopter landed at University Medical Center with Griffin’s heart carried in a red-and-white ice chest. “The timing was just about perfect,” Copeland said at a news briefing after the surgery. Doctors removed the Jarvik-7 heart in six minutes and started to attach the human heart at 2:40 a.m. Drummond was on a coronary bypass machine until 4 .13 a.m., when the donor heart took over. Surgery was completed at 6.45 a.m. “We had to wait a considerable amount of time waiting for the bleeding to stop,” Copeland said. “There was more bleeding than we had hoped for, but when we closed the bleeding seemed to be in control.” The surgery marked the first time the Jarvik-7 has been used to keep a patient alive until a human donor heart could be found for transplant. Five previous implants were intended to permanently sustain lives. “I think if Mike does well and survives that this will have an impact on the use of the Jarvik-7 or other artificial heart devices in transplants,” Copeland said. “The whole point of all this is to prolong life.” The primary concern immediately following the implant surgery Aug. 29 was infection from the Jarvik-7, which was driven by a compressor outside Drummond’s body. “For a week, he was tied to the outside world with two lines or two tubes which could be a source of infection,” Copeland said. GRAND OPENING Briefly Discovery leaves for piggyback ride EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The space shuttle Discovery, riding piggyback on a Boeing 747 jetliner, left this Mojave Desert military base Saturday morning for a two-day return trip to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle, which returned from a week-long satellite repair mission in space last Tuesday, left Edwards perched atop the modified jet, said Don Weinberg, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration official at Kennedy. Discovery’s schedule called for a noon CDT arrival at Kelly Air Force Base near San Antonio, where it was to stay overnight until departing for Florida at 7:15 a.m. CDT Sunday, Weinberg said during a telephone interview. The shuttle will arrive in Florida about 10:30 a.m. CDT Sunday, he added. During the recent mission, Discovery’s space-walking astronauts fixed the lifeless $85 million Syncom 3 Navy communications satellite and launched three other satellites for commercial customers. NASA officials said last week that Discovery will now be prepared for its next launch, scheduled for next March 20 at the new, $2.8 billion space port at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. It will be the first West Coast launch of a space shuttle. Teen missing over a decade MIAMI (AP) — One of the city’s most-baffling missing persons case hit another dead end in Texas last week, but the parents of the teenager who vanished more than a decade ago say the news isn’t too upsetting. A detective and a Miami dentist, hoping to find Amy Billig, who has been missing since March 5, 1974, flew to Vernon, Texas, on Friday to examine an exhumed body of a young woman. They determined through dental records, however, that it wasn’t Miss Billig’sbody. Susan and Ned Billig greeted the news with relief. After being missing for ll years, their daughter still might be alive, Mrs. Billig said. “I’ll never stop" searching, she added. The Billigs say they believe their daughter, who was 17 at the time of her disappearance, was abducted by a motorcycle gang that rumbled through Miami. Miss Billig was last seen walking down a Coconut Grove street on the way to her father’s art gallery. Jetline aborts flight BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A warning light signalling a cracked hydraulic line caused a Continental Airlines DC-9 back to Baton Rouge shortly after takeoff Friday, a Continental spokesman said. The problem was repaired and the plane was back in the air later that day, said the spokesman, ArviUe Roberts. “When the captain took off, he got a warning light,” Roberts said. “He immediately requested permission to return, and he returned to the airport.” State school's payments withheld again DENTON (AP) — Texas Department of Health is withholding Medicaid payments to the Denton State School for the mentally retarded for the second time in 13 months because it failed to meet state standards. Officials said the freeze was imposed Friday, two months after it was first recommended by an inspection team from the Texas Department of Health. Agency spokeswoman Charlene Stowers said the school will begin getting federal funds again if it corrects the problems in 60 days. Federal magistrate says woman shouldn't be deported SAN ANTONIO I AP) — A federal magistrate has recommended against the deportation a restaurateur’s wife, saying the action may be an indirect attempt to deport her controversial husband. U.S. Magistrate Jamie Boyd issued the recommendation to U.S. District Judge H.F. “Hippo” Garcia Friday in the case of Elke Otten, the wife of restaurateur Otto Otten, a native of Germany. Boyd’s report says that a decision by Immigration and Naturalization Service District Director’s Richard Casillas “to resume deportation proceedings now — after a 12-year hiatus — may to some degree have been an indirect attempt to deport the petitioner’s husband and possibly may have been a reaction against publicity about the proceedings." John Abnel, assistant director of INS, said he was frustrated by Boyd’s decision. He said Elke Otten was ordered deported by a judge in 1966, and “we have followed the judge’s order to the letter of law.” Otten, 49, operates Olly’s Beef and lobster Co. He came to the U.S. .21 years ago and his w de has been in the U.S. for 20 years, the newspaper said. Otten, who once operated a horse race track in China Grove over objections of local citizens, told the San Antonio Ijght he was delighted with Boyd’s recommendation. "I think it’s just wonderful. We’ve been on a losing streak so long, it’s good to be on the other side,” he said. PIT STOP Food Mart #1 Sept. 9 thru Sept. 13 J-* Coke ) it Diet Coke ♦ Classic ♦ Cherry Coke ♦ Sprite Six-Pack Vt LiterLimit 2 Blue Bell Ice Cream Limit Half Gallon Size 2 Lays Chips $ J 39 Buy One-Get One Free ngi Blue Bell Blue Bell Hand-Dipped Cone 50 Buy One-Get One Free! Located: 947 Nort Butter Krust Old Fashion Buttermilk Bread Buy One-Get One Free!! 95 i Walnut St. Ne*    VhoneCO; I/) x z < Many Individuals, businesses, churches, club* and organisations have joined the Hoard of Directors and staff of tbs Community Service Conter as partners in earing. They are hslping sponsor programs and services of the Center whose sain goal is to encourage people to become independent. They are helping maintain this locally supported agency as a reliable and effective resource for people fro* all walks of Ufa. For thslr financial support and encouragement we thank tha following: Hrs. Otto Rohde St. John's Episcopal Church Cross Luthsrsn Church St. Faul Lutheran Church The Bargain Box Vollbrccht's Pharmacy Clarence and Lit Urban Don and Jan Kennedy Justins Karui is Pas Pittsford let United Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vollbrecht Sylvia Procter Mr. and Mrs. Hobart West Tree of Life Fellowship Ells Mas Breckenridge Newcomers Club Buck and Jean Rogers Jim and Myrtle Clark E. T. and La Nail Bishop Larry and Debbie Moehnke Elmer and Esther (lumper New Braunfels Presbyterian Church A. C. Kraege Book Review Club Russell and Jo Lynn Tlmmeraann Mr, and Mrs. Fueled Moore Mr, end Mrs. Frank Chatham Hanrlatta Friable Edna Voigt Mrs. Ors Green A.A.L. Branch 2382 Foursquare Gospel Church Dorothy Mercer Harold and Rosalia Zimmarmenn Gayle Hampel Sarah Fleraon Mr. end Mrs. Rill Tart Ron and Jan Walter Faith United Church of Christ Mr. end Mrs. Ed Shackelford COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER Althea Waite Annette Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Cordon Smithes Moreno Plumbing Jan and C’ i f f Ettas Libby Calkins Ratty I.ou Rushing Elsie J. Reldini Texas Zeta Iota Chapter #246t Mrs. Thao Schumacher Cheries Mott IV Mr. and Mrs. John Karbach Mr. end Mrs. Jack Krueger Joe and Mary Nealay Mr. and Mrs. N, C. McCaugh Comal County Sportsman Attn. inc. Cheries end Maydean Mo11 Mr. end Mrs. C.. J. Tunetall New Braunfels Rotary Club Johnson Controls Foundation Clarence and Adelene Row Mr. and Mrs. Yale Simpson Dorothy Mercer Doris Lewis West Point Pepperell Foundation Tha Rev, W. C. Anderson Constance T. Fortville Mr*, Myrtle B.iuerschlag Mise Dorothy Dedeke Edward R. Dedeke Ola Langendorff The City of New Braunfels Cornel County Circle Arts Theatre Benefit J? 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