The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 09, 1985, Image 6

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Proline B.C. $254.95 NOW $189.95 • U.S.D.SOcu. ft. aluminuim tanks $148.95 NOW $129.95 U.S.D. • DACOR • MARES • SEAQUEST • TEKNA • OCEANIC • SHERWOOD • WENDKA • UNDERWATER KINETICS • HEVER • AQUA- CRAFT ★ Sale priced items excluded TRI-STATE SPORTS GENTEiC Page 6/The Battalion/Monday, September 9, 1985 Waldo by Kevin Thomas -that fish HAS’ OoT MAKE D kammAries/ / ^ Jury selection begins today in nursing home murder trial Ex-pilots start new business Associated Press HOUSTON — When some vet eran Continental Airlines pilots heard that their airline had just filed to reorganize in federal bankruptcy court, they decided to leave the in dustry and venture into other ca reers. “I made that decision day one,” said Doug Fletcher, an 18-year vet eran with Continental. “I wrote it off right there.” A week later when the pilots union went on strike against Conti nental, Fletcher reaffirmed his deci sion to change careers. The change meant opening a transmission shop franchise with Frank Sonnier, another striking pi lot, in Clute. The two plan to open five more shops in the Houston area. The pair is like a number of active striking pilots who have started their own businesses while the Air Line Pi lots Association continues to strike Houston-based Continental. Longtime pilots say it’s difficult, if not impossible, to go to work for other carriers since they’re not young enough to be desirable hires. “Wheh the strike started, I started looking around for something else to get into,” said Fletcher, 45. Fletcher and Sonnier determined the service industry was “where the money was.” Their shop opened in July- Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Lack of space at the Bexar County courthouse and an unusually large jury pool have forced officials to move jury selec tion for a nursing home murder trial to a hotel banquet room. A jury pool of 200 people has been called to hear the state’s mur der case against the Autumn Hills Convalescent Center, Inc., and five individuals. The nursing home, part of a Houston-based chain, its president and four current and former em ployees are accused in the 1978 deaths of Edna Mae Witt, 78, and El- nora Breed, 87. The two women died at the Au tumn Hills Nursing Home in Texas City. The trial has been moved to San Antonio from its original location in Galveston because of extensive pub licity surrounding the case. Attorneys are scheduled to meet today to dispense with pretrial mo tions. Jury selection will follow. Jury selection was moved to the Travelodge Hotel across the street from the Bexar County courthouse. The trial itself will be held in a court room at the federal courthouse. “The reason for it is the 200- member jury panel, and we do not have the courtroom space,” said Jean Bloomingdale, administrative secretary for the criminal district courts in San Antonio. She said jury selection had never been held outside the courthouse be fore. A 200-member jury pool is unusu ally large, she said. The court usually calls 100 potential jurors for capital murder trials and 42 for regular criminal cases. The defendants, named in a No vember grand jury indictment, in clude Autumn Hills President Rob ert Gay, 58; Ron Pohlmeyer, 41; Mattie Locke, 42, a nursing consul tant; Virginia Wilson, 02, formerad- ministrator of the nursing home; and Cassandra Canlas, 31, former director of nursing services at the nursing home. An investigation into the nursing home began after David Marks, a former Galveston County assistanl district attorney, read reports pre- | pared by state nursing home inspec tors. The reports described how el derly patients were left for days in their own waste, how their bedsores and other afflictions were ignored and how they were beaten and abused. The indictments against the de fendants allege failure to providt adequate care, nutrition, media tions, bathing facilities and other needs for the patients. The charges also allege the de- ! fendants falsified records. Official says win due to position on issues Associated Press HOUSTON — Republican Eu gene R. Haney edged out Democrat Walter Hinojosa in a special run-off election for a vacant state house seat representing north Houston. Haney, 33, will fill the District 140 house seat vacated when Democrat Gene Green was elected to the state Senate. Haney probably will have to run again to participate in a legis lative session since the Legislature doesn’t convene again in regular ses sion until after the May primary. Only 8 percent of the registered voters in the district turned out for Saturday’s election. Haney, an insur ance salesman, grabbed 1,514 or 54.4 percent of the votes. Hinojosa, a former school teacher, collected 1,270 or 45.6 percent of the votes. Haney attributed his victory to his strong stand on moral issues. “The moral issues are very impor tant to the people of this district,” he said. “This district led the fight against massage parlors. We made a clear-cut stand on these issues, on abortion, on pornography.” Saturday’s election followed an Aug. 10 special election when nei ther candidate out of a slate of seven received a majority of the votes. In that election, Hinojosa carried 25 percent of the votes to Haney’s 19 percent. Since then, Hinojosa, 35, has been pounded with charges that he had not lived in the district long enough to run for office and also that he had failed to mention he was fired from his job as a teacher in the Houston Independent School District. He now- works for the Texas Fed eration of Teachers in Houston. Hinojosa maintained that his resi dency was established in the districl and said he had filed a lawsuit seel ing to regain his HISDjob. 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