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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    MO53    10/22/85MICROPLEX INC. MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS* TX 75245 76 3 Newsman's death hits Local close to home See below Water Watch Comal River........... 222 cfs (up 11) Canyon inflow.......195    cfs (down 55) Canyon outflow ........143 cfs (same) Edwards Aquifer ....... 623.59 (up .03) Canyon Lake level ...... 907.92 (up .02) Bones delay annex City construction for a bit See below New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Wednesday September 11, 1985 25 Cents 38 Pages 3 SectionsSchertz officer stable after shooting By SARAH DUKE Staff writer SCHERTZ - A Schertz police officer was listed in stable condition this mooing in Valley Oak Regional Hospital after being shot at a Schertz home Tuesday afternoon. Police officer James T. Mac Sorley, 45, was shot by a shotgun after arriving at a home where a burglary was reported to be in progress. After a 90 minute standoff with law enforcement officers from Schertz, Police chief calls for FBI investigation By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Saying that his department has been wrongly accused of misconduct, New Braunfels Police Chief Burney Boeck has asked for an FBI investigation into such allegations. At a press conference this morning, Boeck issued a statement “For too many weeks now, the New Braunfels Police Department has been subjected to allegations of misconduct and abuse without any of the charges being substantiated. “This has gone on long enough. The citizens of New Braunfels and Hie police officers do not deserve to have this department treated in this manner any longer with a proper investigation.” See INVESTIGATION, Page IGA By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer Comal County District Attorney Bill Schroeder said he will seek the death penalty against Rodolfo Hernandez, if he is found competent to stand trial for capital murder. 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer granted the competency hearing in pre-trial motions Monday. As of presstime today, 12 jurors were being chosen to hear testimony and decide the competency question Their decision will ultimately determine if then* will be a trial at all. Hernandez, 35, was one of two San Antonio men charged with capital murder, iii connection with the Local man mounts hunger strike to protest TDC action By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer A month after he says he began a hunger strike to illuminate excessive punishment at the Texas Department of Corrections, a New Braunfels man this week remains in the prison infirmary. A prison spokesman said Monday that Robert Delgado, serving 35 years in TDC's Ellis II unit in Huntsville, has not yet been force-fed. Spokesman Charles Brown said Monday that Delgado admitted to being on hunger strike on Aug. 23. Delgado says he began his strike Aug. 7 in protest of his being placed in solitary confinement in June after refusing to shave and get a haircut “due to my religious beliefs which superseded TDC policy.” “I was excessively sentenced to 45 days in solitary; lost 2,949 days of earned good time; reduced from trusty III status to the lowest class status I>-3; and lost all privileges (eg. commissary, visiting, recreation I including the loss pf the right to receive second and third class mail,” Delgado states in a letter dated Aug. 30 “After completing the above sentence again for the same disciplinary reasons, the disciplinary coiiumttee doubled our punishment and place me in security detention and ordered all privileges suspended.” the letter continues. Delgado’s letter states that he was shaved and his hair cut while he was in “super segregation,” which he says is worse than solitary confinement because there are fewer privileges and recreation days. On Aug. 29, Brown said, the prison’s medical staff examined Delgado, who had not lost enough weight to be placed in the infirmary. Brown said Delgado was put in the infirmary Aug. 30 show mg signs of starvation. Brown did not say how much weight Delgado has lost to date, but Delgado’s letter says that on Aug. 30, he had lost 26 pounds in 24 days. Delgado’s letter also states that he “can now receive substitute meals, like the Muslims, when pork is served.” He said that because he has taken the Nazante vow, he cannot eat pork. A federal lawsuit filed by Delgado protesting conditions in the Comal County jail forced the See HUNGER STRIKE, Page 10A Cibolo, Marion, Universal City, Guadalupe County and the Texas Department of Public Saftey, Willie Brooks, of 161 Curtis Avenue, Schertz, surrended to police. The Schertz police department received a call of a burglary in process at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday at tile home at 161 Curtis Avenue. When Mac Sorley and officer Brian Doerk arrived at the scene, a shot carne from inside the house and hit Mac Sorley. Schertz Police Chief James Keith said Mac Sorley was hit with a No. 8 bird shot from a 12-gauge shotgun. He was injured in his face, neck and upper chest. Ten minutes after Mac Sorely was hit, an ambulance carried him to the hospital. Keith said Mac Sorely was conscious. Police officers arrived and evacuated the homes in the surrounding areaSee SHOOTING, Page KIA Death penalty sought; competency hearing set gangland-style shootings of five Mexican nationals off EM 1863 on March 7. The other suspect, Jesse Garibay Jr., has struck an apparent plea bargain with the state in exchange for his testimony against Hernandez. Jury selection for the trial was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, but Court Administrator Martin Allen .4aid that has now been postponed until 9 a.m. Thursday Allen said Pfeuffer granted the competency hearing “because the issue (of competency) was raised, and after reading case law, he felt like he just about had to afford them that.” See MURDER TRIAL, Page WA Bones delay annex construction for short time By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writ ar Bones found at the construction site of the Courthouse Annex stopped work in one small area for three da> s until the bones were identified as animal rather than human. Lloyd Story, site supervisor for Spaw-Glass, had his workers stop digging one footing site late Friday when bones were uncovered while excavating a foundation footing, said Mary Brotze, administrativeassistant for Comal County Commissioners Court. “The bones were lying in a hole that had been the body cavity,” Brotze said “Before he talked to me the architectural assistant also said he had found some glass and [lottery but that turned out not to bt- in the same place, and from the early ’20-and 30s.” But the bones alone would have been enough to cause the construction to stop until a deter- Newsman's death hits close to home By SARAH DUKE Staff writer When two NBC newsmen were killed in Monday’s unsuccesful coup attempt in Thailand, the grief was felt close to home. “They were just doing their jobs,” said Paul I.atch, of 7 River Daks Drive, New Braunfels. Bill Iaitch, a soundman with NBC killed during the coup attempt, was his nephew. Bill latch, 35, and Ned Davis, 52, were caught in crossfire during the coup attempt Davis was the NHC bureau chief in Bangkok. thatch said he remembered his nephew as “a fine young man.” He had worked in Thailand since 1979. “I took him deer hunting with me a few times,” Latch said. “I guess we were pretty close. “Ifs ironic that his father was at Pearl Harbor and survived,” I-itch said "And 44 years later his only son is killed by a bunch of brutes in Thailand." The coup attempt failed less than 12 hours after it began. “They murdered him,” Latch said “They were just unarmed civilians and they murdered them." thatch said he has just gotten over the initial shock and did not know whether he and his wife would attend funeral services. Bill latch grew up in Durango, Colo, where his father, Billy F latch, still lives, the New Braunfels man said. latch said he had always read about the horrors of terrorism and now, he said, lie knows they can strike close to home. ruination or origin could be made, under the Texas Antiquities Code of the Natural Resources Act. 1 We called Mark Denton with the Antiquities Committee of the Texas Historical Comriussion, and he brought in an archeologist and later a physical anthropologist with the University of Texas and they determined that the bones were some kind of four-legged creature, not human.” Brotze said Denton came dowTi Monday, but not enough of the skeleton was showing to make a determination. Denton said, and construction workers had put in the pit all of the bones they had found which were from various other animals It turns out that this area was a trash dump at the turn of the century and early 20th century," Denton said ■ The mix of bones confused me. and I thought there was still a possibility of human remains present ” Tom Goctenjohn with the Institute of Texas Cultures came to bid the archeology work that might be needed, Denton said, but once he dug a little around the bones he speculated they were either dog or coyote bones Once Denton heard that, he brought in Barbara Jackson w Uh the University of Texas Arc heological Survey to make a final determination that they were non-human, to that the county could get back to work on that area of constructionInsideToday s Weather A 50 percent chance of rain today decreases to 20 percent tonight and 30 percent Thursday Since yesterday, the radio station recorded only .1 inch of rain, but Canyon l-ake had 1.5 inches. If rain does not cool things off, temperatures could reach the lower-90s and fall to the lower-70s overnight. Tuesday s high was 94 and this morning’s low w as 73. Sunset will be at 7 41 pm. and sunrise will at 7:14 a.m.Final concert David Owens will perform the final Parks and Recreation Department’s Cont ert-in-the Park See Page 2A CLASSIFIED COMICS DEAR ABBY DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT HOROSCOPE KALEIDOSCOPEOPTIONS __SPORTS STOCKS WEATHER 69B 2C 3B 2A 7C 6C 1 3B 1C 6 7A 10A 2A Fun and fitness at Pete's Gym, Page 6A Upgrade project New Braunfels Utilities is in the process of changing poles and DI RVi ( t Hf {> H upgrading linos in the area of Lone Star, Katy and San Antonio ;

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