The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on December 18, 1986 · Page 2
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Seguin, Texas
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Thursday, December 18, 1986
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P«M 2A - Thursday, December 10,1986 - The Seguin GtMtte-Enterprlse STATE lement* picks state official AUSTIN (AP) - Jack fUim My> he has thought about being governor of Trnaa and mayor of Houston, but all he Is thinking about now is being secretary of state. Gov.-etect BUI Clements Wednesday announced Ms selection of Rains as secretary of state, Texas' top elections official and keeper of important records about the state and businesses. Rains, who acknowledged he had considered seeking the Republican nomination for governor this year, said is not looking at the secretary of state Job as the starting point for a 1MO race for governor. "I have no plans to run for any office. My plans right now are to master the duties of the secretary of state," Rains said. Governor: still 'no' on tax hike AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Bill Clements says he remains confident the state can avoid a tax hike next year even though the fiscal picture is a bit dimmer than he had thought. "There are some of these people with whom I've been conferring that feel that a tax hike, I think their word is, is inevitable. I don't agree with that. So, we'll see," Clements said of meetings he has had with legislative leaders. The governor-elect said at a Wednesday news conference that revenues for the 1MM» budget period will remain "Hat." He said he had previously thought there would be some revenue growth. "Certainly at this point, and I want to make that very clear, at this point I haven't been considering any tax hike," Clements said. Schools' attorneys ready for trial AUSTIN (AP) — Attorneys for 122 Texas school districts say they are ready to go to trial next month in a controversial test of the way the state finances public education. State District Judge Barley Clark delayed action Wednesday on the state's request that a suit claiming education funds are not distributed fairly be thrown out of court without a trial. Clark said he would rule the first week in January on the state motion, which says the protesting school districts can't sue the state because they have been accepting state money and are therefore part of the state system. Shooting leads to murder charge SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former women's wrestling champion has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a gymnasium owner she claimed was her common-law husband, police say. Frank Riegle, 41, died of gunshot wounds to the face and chest, police said. Officers said he had driven from Powerhouse Fitness Center, the business he operated, to a home in San Antonio at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon. Evelyn Jardine Riegle, 43, was charged with murder Wednesday and was being held in the Bexar County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. Network loses court battle LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A federal jury that found NBC guilty of defaming Wayne Newton by linking him to mobsters awarded the entertainer a record $19.3 million in a decision a network lawyer said could "chill investigative reporting." . Jurors decided Wednesday after a week of deliberations and eight weeks of testimony that NBC knew three I960 and 1961 reports were false, and that it and reporters Brian Ross and Ira Silver man and producer Paul Greenberg intended to injure Newton. NBC News President Lawrence Grossman said in a statement issued in New York that the network would appeal. "I just want to take this very rare and wonderful moment in my life from me and mine to wish you a very merry Christinas and happy holiday," Newton said. His attorney, Morton Galane, refused to let him talk further because the performer's statements could become an appeal issue. Conference results announced WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of poor people increased this year in two out of three major U.S. cities surveyed, and most communities reported striking increases in families with children needing emergency food and shelter, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said today. Its survey of 25 cities found the number of homeless people needing shelter increased in all but one, and that demand for emergency food assistance increased in all but three. "By far the most significant change in the cities' homeless population has been in the number of families with children, with four out of five of the survey cities reporting that the number of families with childreen seeking emergency shelter has grown,'' the report said. Vietnamese name new leader HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Communist Party today named Nguyen Van Linh, a 73-year-old economic reformer, as Vietnam's leader and moved other proponents of change into top positions. They replace aging revolutionaries who helped found the party in 1930 and unified the country in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam war. The outgoing leaders have been criticized in the past few months for failing to revive Vietnam's economy. The Sixth Party Congress also chose a new 13-member Politburo, the day-to-day ruling body. The Voice of Vietnam radio said six Politburo members were dropped, including Defense Minister Van Tien Dung. The broadcast also said the congress named 124 full members and 49 alternate members to the policymaking Central Committee. Mexican electoral code debated MEXICO CITY (AP) — A proposed electoral cooVbeing debated in Congress would allow the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party to continue to control the electoral process and'fhe government, five opposition parties said Wednesday. Even with modifications to the bill sent to Congress by President Miguel de la Madrid, the code "fundamentally conserves the same antidemocratic rules of the current electoral law, rules that have served to guarantee the control and domination of the government and the PRI over the electoral processes to the detriment of the opposition political organizations and the citizens," the parties, both conservative and liberal, said in a newspaper advertisement. Youth Livestock rfomemaktr Show Jan, 19-11 Sequin alir. $rguin (Citizen 1 100 N* Camp, Seguin Continuous •«rvic« to S«guin and Gu»d»lup« County sine* 18*8 Member Associated Press, Texas Press Association, Texas Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Texas Daily Newspaper Association, Audit Bureau of Circulation, U.S. Suburban Press Inc., and Advertising Checking Bureau. Published: Sunday morning and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons each week by the Seguin Publishing Co. in Seguin, Texas Entered as second class postage paid at Seguin, Texas 78155. Telephone 512-379 5402. Subscription ratM (Including applicable ••!•• tax): By carrier and mail delivery in GuadekJpe, Bexar, Celdwell, Comal, Gonialet, Hays and Wilson Counties •33.44 (or 12 months, '11.12 (or six months and '10 78 for three months. Mail delivery in Taxes and outside ebove steted counties '47.33 for 12 months. Mail delivery outside Texas '10 00 for 12 months. USPS488700 Gazette-Enterprise Staff Mike Graxiola Publisher ^Editor Kalhie Ninneman Managing Editor Joy Osteen Business Manager Gary Myers Retell Ad Manager Larry Moreno. Production Manager John Taylor Publisher Emeritus Meese says North at center of deal WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Edwin Meese in says he now has more details on the diversion to Nicaraguan rebels of profits from Iran arms sales and Lt. Col. Oliver North still stands alone as the scheme's prime mover. But Meese admits he still can't trace the money trail of the arms profits, and can't be sure the Contra rebels really received the money. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee continue to debate whether North, a mid-level aide on President Reagan's National Security Council, acted alone or was spurred by higher authority when he sought to bolster the Contra rebels with arms sale profits. Former national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane was to make a return visit today to the Senate committee to respond to questions that have arisen since his original appearance Dec. 1. And the House Intelligence Committee scheduled testimony from Defense Secretary Caspar W . Weinberger, White House Chief of State Donald T. Regan and New York businessman Roy Furmark, who says he tipped CIA Director William Casey in October to the possible diversion of funds. Meese, speaking to reporters Wednesday after 4tt hours of closed door testimony before the Senate panel, said he didn't know when he publicly disclosed the diversion plan Nov. 25 whether the Contras actually had received money from the Iranian sales. Senators familiar with the investigation said Meese still gave them no hard facts that would indicate money from Iran went to Central America. One source who asked not to be identified said Meese apparently revealed the diversion scheme In November based solely on conversations he and his sides hid with North and Vice Adm. John M. Potndexter, then national security adviser. Meese acknowledged to reporters he isn't sure the Contras benefited. "I don't know because our fact- finding review stopped short of that," Meese said, adding that the question ultimately will be answered by the investigation of an independent counsel. Since Nov. 25, Meese said he has received "more information, more details about the diversion..." He did not elaborate. But he insisted that he has "no personal information" and has been told nothing to show "that there was anyone higher in the administration" who authorised North to act. Earlier, Sen. William S. Cohen, R- Malne, emerged from the hearing to My the arms destined for Iran were sold to middlemen for "at least wholesale" prices. The exact value of the weapons shipments, which were made Indirectly and through middlemen, remained unclear. In other developments: —Jailed American mercenary Eugene Hasenfus flew out of Nicaragua with Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., after the Nicaraguan National Assembly approved a pardon request by President Daniel Ortega. Hasenfus was arrested Oct. 6, after his aircraft carrying weapons was shot down over southern Nicaragua, bringing to light a shadowy Contra arms network. —The New York Times and The Washington Post reported in today's editions that the Justice Department had asked the Swiss government to Crease nine more bank accounts. THE SUNRISE LIONS bought 12 ceiling fans for the Seguin- Guadalupe County Activity Center and Seguin High School electrical trades students installed them. Pictured at far right are Robert Jandt, Sunrise Lion; Charron Miller, Activity Center director; and Leroy Van Booven, electrical trades instructor along with his students. (Staff photo) Residents refuse to let Scrooges put damper on holiday Cont'd. from Pg. 1A Santa," said Jessi Tomaschko, field director for Camp Fire Inc. "Now everybody should be happy." In Newark, Calif., a "Santa" who took toys for needy children from fire stations Tuesday turned out to be a mentally handicapped man who "was playing Santa and wanted some toys for his bag," said Fire Chief Dennis Leonesio. Marion trustees vote to allow center's use By KELLY MCDOUGAL Staff Writer MARION - The Marion Independent School District Board of Trustees named a 13-member textbook committee, gave permission for a church to use an activity room, approved a bus route and the 1985-86 audit report at a regular meeting Wednesday. The 13-member textbook committee will recommend the textbooks to be used in the district next year. Teachers named were JoAnn Lange, Keith McDonald, John Anderson, Karen Voss, Nita Bode, Debie Robledo, Chris Dinklage, Kathy Pemberton, Gail Krueger, Connie Schumann, Judy Mueller, Chuck Ingersoll, JoAnn Austin. Chairman of the committee is Superintendent W.F. Farquhar. The board approved the Rev. Mac Wells' request for use of the special activity center at the middle school for Sunday church services while a mission is being built. Farquhar was authorized to draw up an agreement that includes a utility charge to the church. Also approved was the bus route that will be used to transport six Marion special education students to and from the Schertz-Cibolo- Universal City Independent School District. The trustees received and approved the 1985-36 district audit report which was done by Cage, Neuhoff and Kalkwarf. The board also met in closed session to evaluate the superintendent. Authorities initially reported that the toys were stolen, but some of the firefighters knew the man, and police called him. The toys were returned within a few hours, and no charges were filed. "I wouldn't say he stole the toys," Leonesio said. "He borrowed them." Former Plantation Mayor James J. Ward Jr. ia upset at the theft of his Nativity figures. "Every year the kids would help take the figures out ... one by one and set them up," Ward said. Three of Ward's grandchildren helped him assemble the front-yard scene Saturday, using the 2-foot-tall statues he bought with his father five decades ago in New Jersey. By Monday, only three doves hung from the stable ceiling. In Rhode Island, police are looking for a sniper who has shot at six people. Police investigate theft of vehicle here ByELVTNPUTMAN Staff Writer A yellow 1971 Volkswagen was reported stolen at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday from a parking lot on East Walnut Street. The vehicle belonging to Sidney Mondin of Route 5, Seguin was reportedly parked at 1230 E. Walnut by William Worthy who had borrowed the car. Worthy had apparently parked the car in front of his Summer's Bend Apartment. Police say the license plate number on the stolen vehicle is 534 LSZ. Another burglary was reported Wednesday in the 200 block of East Court Street. Ross Lofton of 109 Delaney St. told police that he left his 1983 Ford parked on East Court Street and someone entered it through an unlocked door and took a .38 caliber revolver valued at $250 from underneath the right seat. Assault A female employee with the United Parcel Service was assaulted Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Elley Street. Alice Hurtado who drives a truck for the parcel service notified police of the assault at 8:55 p.m. upon her return to San Marcos. Hurtado told police by phone that she left her truck to make a delivery on Elley Street, knocked at the door, but nobody answered. Then as she returned to her truck a black male wearing a black ski mask with yellow trim around the eyes and black gloves grabbed her mouth and told her that UPS must be crazy sending a girl like her into this neighborhood, according to police reports. The woman then kicked the offender and fled back to her truck. Police searched the area for the subject described as a black male, six feet in height, weighing approximately 140 pounds and wearing a red flannel shirt, but were unsuccessful in their search Tuesday night. This case is still under investigation by the Seguin Police Department. 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