The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 03, 1987, Image 4

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Page 4/The BattaliorvThursday, December 3,1987
Deserted baby
grabs attention
of Dallas public
DALLAS (AP) — Officials say an
infant left for dead in a trash dump
ster has emerged from the ordeal in
surprisingly good shape, and Park-
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land Memorial Hospital is being
flooded with donations and requests
to adopt the city’s Christmas season
miracle baby.
There have been so many calls
from people wanting to help that
Karen Robbins of the Texas Depart
ment of Human Services decided
the baby should be known by more
than a generic name.
She named the child Natalie
Christine, a choice inspired by the
“It seemed kind of sad to send do
nations to ‘Baby Girl,”’ Robbins said.
“She didn’t have a very good start.
Maybe her luck will change with a
strong name.”
“Natalie” was left in a trash bin be
hind a south Dallas apartment com
plex just after birth, her placenta
and umbilical cord still attached. Au
thorities said the infant survived, ap
parently because the trash which
covered her helped insulate her
from the cold.
“Right now she’s just a normal in
fant — eating and sleeping,” said
Robbins, who was assigned to the ba
by’s case. “She appears real healthy.”
The Department of Human Serv
ices, which was granted temporary
custody of Natalie, is expected to
place the child with a foster family
within a few days. A judge should
make a Final decision about t
custody on Wednesday.
Valencia Gill-Hooper, the b os pL
tal’s adoption social worker, said,
“It’s just been phenomenal. A lot of
people want to adopt this baby.”
Authorities, meanwhile, have
tried to locate Natalie’s parents, but
they say they have little information.
Parkland officials said many peo
ple are calling the hospital to check
on the girl’s condition or to ask what
they can do for her. Donations are
being sent in care of Betty Sloan at
the Dallas County Child Welfare
the girl’s
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Sunset Today: 5:23 p.m.
Sunrise Wednesday: 7:06 am
Map Discussion: The south-central and southwest United States
continue under the influence of high pressure at surface and aloft,
resulting in fair to partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. ThePacii
Northwest and the northern Rockies again will experience overcast
skies, rather cold temperatures and a combination of rain and snow,Hi
low pressure system from the eastern Canadian provinces into Virginis
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while there will be a few rain showers from the western Carolinasto
southern Mississippi.
Today, tonight and tomorrow. Fair to partly cloudy with warm days and
mild nights, with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s. Easter
winds will be at 5 to 10 mph.
Weather Fact Corona discharge (also called St. Elmo’s Fire)—a
luminous, often audible elictric discharge. It occurs from objects,
especially pointed ones, when the electrical field strength near their
surfaces reaches a critical point. Aircraft flying through active electro
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the wing structure. It also is seen from the masts of ships at sea. The
name St. Elmo’s Fire was given to the phenomenon by early
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mer English teacher, who pleaded
guilty to sexually assaulting two
boys, received a two-year prison sen
tence Wednesday, then was ar
raigned on additional charges that
arose during the investigation of a
14-year-old boy’s death.
In addition to the prison sentence,
Raymond Earl Watts, 37, was as
sessed a total of $20,000 in fines.
The charges on which he was con
victed were based on statements
from two boys, ages 13 and 14, that
Watts had oral sex with them.
“Needless to say, we are happy
with the verdict (sentence),” Watts’
attorney, Juan Jose Martinez, said,
adding that two years was better
than the 40 years the prosecution
had recommended.
The jury deliberated about two
hours Wednesday in deciding Watts’
He originally faced eight charges,
including aggravated sexual assault
of a minor, sexual assault of a minor
and indecency with a minor, before
pleading guilty to two sexual assault
Two hours after his sentencing,
Watts, a seventh- and eighth-grade
English teacher in Brownsville until
his suspension last March, was ar
raigned on two additional felony
charges of sexual assault of a minor,
one felony charge of indecency with
a minor and a misdemeanor weap
ons charge.
The sheriff said the three
in the new sexual assault and
cency charges were friends
boy, whose charred body was:
Nov. 22 near the Cameron C
community of Russelltown.
The new charges, filed last week,
arose from an investigation by the
Cameron County Sheriffs Depart
ment into the death of a 14-year-old
Mexican national whose body was
found near Russelltown. Sheriff
Alex Perez said the victim appar
ently had been beaten, then set on
No one has been charged in the
boy’s death, Perez said.
Perez said the dead boy
lieved to be an acquaintac
Watts. Statements read durii
trial, which ended Wednesdi
eluded allegations by boys dial
picked them up at Market Sqi
downtown Brownsville, tooL
his apartment, engaged in
acts and took nude phi
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Wednesday that Justice of tin
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four new charges against Wai
“In my opinion, he’
our community,” Perez said.
Torres set bonds
$152,500 on the four new chi
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