The Kerrville Times from Kerrville, Texas on February 13, 1990 · Page 3
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Kerrville, Texas
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Tuesday, February 13, 1990
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Local/State Kerrville Daily Times Tuesday, February 13, 1990 3A Texas briefs School district agrees to Opryland tax break • SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Trustees of the Northside School District have approved a tax abatement for the $100 million Opryland USA Inc. theme park. The proposal was approved Monday night after a four-hour meeting. The vote to grant the theme park a 10-year tax abatement was 6-1. "All right, whew!" said Bill Hoelscher, special projects manager for Opryland, after the vote. "We won't disappoint you." Northside Superintendent Jack Jordan credited passage of the abatement to "fine tweaking" of an eight-point financial and educational package proposed by theme park partners Opryland and United Services Automobile Association to benefit the district. Researchers seek to control 'red tide' • AUSTIN (AP) — University of Texas researchers have discovered naturally occurring marine viruses that ultimately may be useful in controlling "red tides," as well as other toxic and nuisance phytoplanlon, the school said. Researchers, headed by Dr. Curtis Suttleof the Department of Marine Science, have found that by introducing the viruses into phytoplankton — or masses of floating microscopic plants — the growth rates are reduced by 80 percent. Red tides are dense "blooms" of phytoplankton, which can produce toxins that kill shellfish and fish, resulting in major economic losses to fisheries. Severe symptoms and death also can result in people who consume organisms contaminated by red tide, the school said. Major outbreaks of red tide along the Texas coast in 1976 and 1986 killed more than 20 million fish. Tarrant sheriff refuses to reinstate Klansmen • FORT WORTH.KTexas (AP) — Two T|arrant County Sheriffs Department employees fired for their involvement with the Ku Klux Klan may appeal to the Civil Service Commission, an officer said. Tarrant County Sheriff Don Carpenter on Monday refused to reinstate the employees, who had appealed the firings to him, said Capt. Jim Minter, head of the sheriff department's internal affairs division. Former jailer Charlyn Moore, 48, and dispatcher David White, 26, may ask for a civil service review of Carpenter's decision, Minter said. After that, they could appeal to a state district court. A reserve deputy, Tim Hall, who also was fired, doesn't have status to appeal the firing under civil service rules, Minter said. He said that Carpenter stressed Monday his disapproval of the employees' Klan activity. Moore is a Klan member and White had applied for membership. Freeze spoils turf farm crops • BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The price of grass is expected to increase in coming weeks because turf growers lost up to 40 percent of their crop to the hard December freeze. The freeze also damaged lawns, and homeowners seeking to replant will push demand and cost even higher, growers said. ' 'We lost at least three months of new growth, about 30 to 40 percent of the crop" said Terry Jones, owner of the 300-acre Pine Island Turf Farm east of Beaumont. In Texas, turf farming generally provides a year-round harvest because of the mild temperatures. But growers said the freeze will delay supplies and increase prices for retailers. Times Photo by Ken Schmidt STARKEY Elementary School kindergartener Steven Rodriguez gives his all in a tug of war during a recent physical education class. Complaints kill welfare demonstration program Project would have denied new benefits to some Lawmen arrest two for murder Case filmed for 'Unsolved Mysteries' GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) — Police pulled a car from a stock pond here Monday, two days after arresting a man in connection with the death of a woman whose killing is the subject of an upcoming television crime program. The car belonged to Deanna Woodward, and was missing since she was killed March 7, 1988, said Cooke County Sheriff John Aston. Two other vehicles belonging to people who were killed the same day have been found submerged in nearby waters. The discovery followed the arrest Saturday of Davey Lynn Crockett, 20, of Gainesville. He has been indicted on a murder charge. William Glen Henry, 19, also is charged with murder in Ms. Woodward's slaying. Both are being held on $500,000 bail. Ms. Woodward, 23, was killed at her home near a county road. Her throat was slashed and a bloody hatchet was found near her body. Her death has been connected to the killings of three other people in that area the same day. The killings drew the interest of "Unsolved Mysteries" television program and an episode depicting Ms. Woodward's slaying was filmed in May. Aston said he was told the episode would air Feb. 21. He said he didn't know whether the arrests would affect that plan. Police haven't established a motive in Ms. Woodward's killing. They think she might have surprised burglars at the home. Other killings that day were those of Cecil Floyd Morrison, 85; his son, Cecil Leonard Morrison, 62; and a nearby resident, Kenneth Olden. Ms. Woodward's body was found by her husband, Jimmy. The couple's 1-year-old son, also at the house, had not been harmed. The Woodwards' car was stolen, and authorities think the killers went to Farmersville, where the Morri- Testimony starts in murder trial DEC ATUR (AP) — Ricky Green says his wife helped him sexually assault and kill a woman, whose nude body was found dumped in rural Wise County. Jurors, in the second day of Sharon Green's trial, must decide whether Green's story is true, or whether his wife was battered and forced to participate in the crime. Prosecutors say Mrs. Green was involved in the 1985 fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of Amarillo drifter Betty Jo Monroe, 26. But defense attorney Charles Baldwin says Mrs. Green is a victim of the battered wife syndrome, and only helped her husband in the killing out of fear. MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT TOO HIGH? Call Steve Billy, Lets comparel Local agent. A-*- superior rating. 257-8602 Elect DENSON 196th District Judge Attorney Criminal Prosecutor C.P.A. County Atty./ Assistant For 5 Years Participated in filing (approx. 10,000) and disposing of (Approx. 8,000) Criminal Cases INDEPENDENT Robert A. (Bob) Denson TOUGH • FAIR Republican Candidate Pd. Pol. Adv., Jasper Moore, Treas., P.O.Box 274, Hunt, TX. 78024 sons were shot to death. The stock pond where Ms. Woodward's car was found is about two miles from the Morrisons' residence. The Morrisons were found by a Collin County sheriffs deputy after the Morrisons' pickup truck was discovered in a lake in Hempstead County, Ark. Olden's body was found March 8, 1988, about a half-mile from where the Morrison's pickup was found. Olden's girlfriend told investigators he had agreed to give two men a ride about 10:45 p.m. the previous night. Olden's body was found about a mile from his home. He had been shot repeatedly in the face. Olden's car was found March 8 in the Red River near Marietta, Okla. The arrests of Henry and Crockett came after joint investigations by the FBI, the Texas Rangers and the sheriffs department. WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials thought they had found a way to help evaluate the effectiveness of a new law extending transitional Mcdicaid and child-care benefits to some public assistance recipients who get jobs. But to compare the effects of the new benefits with the old, they would have to deny the new benefits to some people. That's how the Department of Health and Human Services came to approve the Texas Welfare Reform Demonstration project, according to HHS officials. "This gave us an opportunity to have something to contribute to our knowledge," said Mike Fishman, acting deputy of income security policy at HHS. But HHS Secretary Louis Sullivan on Monday night ordered the pilot project revised. "No person receiving welfare in the state of Texas has been denied or will be denied benefits to which they are entitled under federal law," he said. The initial version of the project actually began last July, providing 12 months of extended Medicaid and child care benefits to most of the 8,000 participants who got jobs or entered training programs. But 800 of the participants were eligible only for the four months of extended transitional benefits avail- able to all other recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Mcdicaid who are not in a pilot program. The purpose of the study was to sec whether the added benefits helped keep people off the welfare rolls. Officials wanted to see whether extended benefits encouraged people to take and remain in entry-level jobs that are unlikely to offer medical insurance or child care benefits immediately. This kind of experiment has long been used in science, medicine and industry as a tool of evaluation, and has been used for more than 20 years in social research to measure the effectiveness of social policies. And like other most other social experiments the government has allowed, it was set up so that the "experimental group" was getting added benefits while the "control group" got only the level of benefits already offered. However, the project had been designed before Congress passed a bill giving all people on AFDC and Me- dicaid 12 months of extended transitional benefits beginning April 1 of this year. Thus if the Texas pilot project had continued beyond April 1, that would have meant the 800 people now in the "control" group would continue to get only four months benefits — even though, starting April 1, federal law would entitle them to 12 months. HHS officials suggested to Texas officials that they propose continuing the program. Texas did, and HHS approved it, "in the interest of understanding the effects of increased transitional benefits," Fishman said. But after the plans were outlined in a Dallas Morning News story on Sunday that was distributed nationwide, HHS officials began getting calls and Sullivan called off the plans. Five other states — Ohio, Washington state, New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin — were conducting similar demonstration projects. YOU'RE INVITED... TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING! EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Call 792-FREE ACKMAN PHARMACY Froo Delivery Diivc Thru Window Medical Arts Plaza 257-4121 CUSTOM INSTALLATION We Carry RANCH HAND EQUIPMENT •Trailer Hitches •Mud Flaps •Bed Liners 895-2200 •Running Boards •Bed Rails •Bug Shields •Grill Guards •Consoles 2024 Junction Hwy. LAYAWAY AVAILABLE •Bumpers •Tool Box •Custom Seats •Wood Conversions •Headache Rack 8:00-6:00 M-S DOUBLE, R PICKCJP . ACCESSORIES HEADLINERS & CARPETS INSTALLED IN CARS OR TRUCKS A MESSAGE FROM CHAS. SCHREINER BANK Dear Valued Customers: General economic conditions and rapidly declining real estate values have nancial insitutions in Texas. The Hill Country, Kerrville and Chas. Schreiner Bank have been no exception. Due to the condition of the bank the FDIC is assisting the Bank in restoring capital to a level required by regulators and more than likely there will be new ownership. We understand fully that this causes concern about the safety of deposits. On an individual basis, ac- coun?Tar!^fnsured up to $100,000 which means any amount below that is fully insured. Business accounts are insurld up to $ 100,000. Deposits maintained in different rights or are each sepa- KSSS^lffim We again suggest that customers make sure that their accounts are fully insured. Personnel in our Customer Service Department are available to show you how. With regards to trust account deposits and public funds (city, county, etc.) they are by law insured by the FDIC with any excess over $100,000 secured by pledged securities. The important thing for our customers and the Hill Country to know is that the bank has been!lere over 120 years and will be here in the future providing the same services at the same location. Vital to the recovery of the Hill Country economy are healthy financial institutions^ The • o y | ?' t y o f °" r customers, the dedication of our staff, the support of the community and the ass stance of the regulators will once again restore Schreiner Bank as a financial leader in the Hill Country. The directors, officers and employees of the bank want to express their gratitude to you our loyal customers* who continue to maintain banking relationships with us. Your loyalty is appreciated. To those of you who have recently opened accounts with us, thank you. Sincerely, Sincerely, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Dennis R. Glenewinkel President, Chief Operating Officer Chas. Schreiner Bank 741 Water St. Kerrville, Texas 78028 (512) 896-3111 Member FDIC — Schreiner Bancshares, Inc.

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