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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas 11 Hit onwo box Texog Braunfels New Texas 140 SUNDAY July 60 centd 64 Sections USPS 377880 PLO negotiations Arafat wants to meet with Habib By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat appealed Saturday for a facetoface meeting with special voyPhilip Habib to save time in the protracted efforts to arrange a pullout of his estimated guerrillas from Israeliencircled west In Tel Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon told a mass progovernment rally Saturday night ready to offer tem porary asylum to surrendering Palestinian And Israeli Prime Minister Meriachem referring to the stalled negotiations an evacuation of PLO guerrilas from told the estimated demonstrators I hereby announce that the murderers in Beirut do not have 30 speaking with reporters near bombedout buildings in the guerrilla stronghold in west said Habib needed no intermediaries in the talks on when and where to evacuate the guerrillas of the Palestine Liberation He is not in need and I am not in need of these Arafat He can talk with tne to save and to save my Habib has been in Beirut for five weeks attempting to find a way to evacuate the Washington has officially refused to talk to the PLO directly it agrees to recognize All of Habibs reported dealings the PLO have been through Lebanese In White House duty spokeswoman Kim Hoggard I think well reserve any comment on Afafats appeal for direct Sharon declared that temporary asylum in Israel would be provided any Palestinian guerrilla who had not participated in terrorist acts and was willing to disassociate himself from the Not a hair on his head will be harmed when he hands himself to Israeli Sharon and the asylum would be provided until another country agreed to accept Arafats guerrillas have been trapped for more than a month with no country yet agreeing to take and his foes were growing See Page 12A CISD to consider full homestead exemption By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Texas looking for relief from rising approved a special homestead exemption last But its not Each individual government has to vote on and how to Superintendent Edgar meeting Tuesday night with trustees for the Comal Independent School will recommend that they grant the full 40 percent allowed by The meeting is set for in the board room at 1421 81 In studying the effects of the tax burden for with and without the homestead a conclusion was reached that a 40 percent homestead exemption should be Willhelm stated in a written communication to all board All district properties wefe rer valued this year by the Comal County Appraisal as per requirements of the state legislatures Peveto Bill of CISD officials noted last month that the greatest value increases are being seen in residential Commercial and industrial rolls had been updated more regularly in the so their values on existing rolls were more With current estimated and without the homestead CISD could lower its tax rate from to per valuation and still take in the same amount of An industry valued the same as last year would be paying 30 percent less with homeowners See Page 12A TBarM says sewage spill no big deal Leak worries officials By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Nobody knows how long a malfunctioning lift station pump leaked sewage over the Edwards Aquifers recharge but it was off and repaired as soon as a state official notified its The aquifer is the source of New Braunfels drinking The recharge where water can enter the underground is protected by state Skip Region 8 supervisor for the Texas Department of Water inspected the spill July 9 with local officials and told them the department might file a Gene architect for the TBarM said the spill was no big Francis took some called Rutherford and met him at the site later that Rutherford said in an interview Friday the pump was Staff photo by John Sgnter The sewage pump at fixed in four Francis said Friday he couldnt comment on the his report wasnt complete and department policy required its Austin public relations office to handle questions on I dont know what the department is going to My sample test results wont be in until Even if I had my report I couldnt Francis The which serves the TBar M condominiums just outside the city limits off State Highway was supposed to start automatically when the sewage reached a certain A neighboring propertyowner complained about problems with the sewer system to Oliver a New Braunfels member of the Ed wards Underground Water District Board of Haas talked to Bob New Braunfels Utilities general I contacted Skip Francis and we all went out and took a Sohn They found a rivulet of clear water flowing through the property from a sewage treatment plant TBarM was required to build in the T BarM has a state permit to operate the The plant was performing and the water was clean and I caught a whiff of raw It was coming from a lift station halfway up the Sohn The concrete housing for the pump had partially caved Sohn and the sewage was bubbling out all around at ground run ning down the toll towards that little The pumps couldnt be turned on Sohn The sludge hadnt reached the which contained minnows and wasnt It stopped 15 yards Haas said either the pump malfunction was a recent or the sewage might have found its way into the ground through cracks in the See Page 12A Top o the world Its tough to land a plane on a but Bobbie WonderlyFulton of San Antonio almost did it Saturday at the 99ers Precision Flight Contest at the New Braunfels In the top photo WonderlyFulton who also won the bestall Staff photos by Bill Snead around trophy guides her craft across the target line for a winning spotlanding she and copilot Rufus Barnes accept kudos from contest safety chairman Margaret To the top Reagan congratulates paraplegic climbers AP Three paraplegic climbers who pulled their way up Texas highest peak in wheelchairs on Saturday were praised by President who told them everyone in the nation has been pulling for In a telephone call from Camp the president told the three climbers that their feat shows what anyone can do no matter what the The call from Reagan came during a reception and news conference here for the six wheelchairbound men who set out last Monday to climb Guadalupe The three who reached the summit also were praised in a telephone call from New Mexico Bruce King and in a telegram from Texas Bill who Your feat proves the insatiability of the human being when faced with mountainous It felt like we were on top of the said Donnie 26 of Joe also of and Dave of Los made it to the summit of Guadalupe Peak While they doused themselves with the three others who didnt make the summit and passed around a bottle of Moss and spent Friday night near the Saturday an Army helicopter from Fort Bliss brought them down and reunited them with the three others Bobby of Michael Powers of and John Galland of Celebrating started When we were up we were all said who dropped out of the climb Wednesday because of Powers quit Monday because of muscle spasms and Galland had planned to make the climb but an infection prevented him from Moss lost his legs in The five others were paralyzed in ac The men used specially designed wheelchairs to push themselves along a gravel horse Rough terrain forced them to dismount and all three suffered See Page I2A Quiet night reported Inside A Seguin man reportedly was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital with a possible broken leg after a Friday wreck in New but the official report wasnt available Saturday The New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service answered the call at at Fredericksburg and Woodland The ambulance made one trip down River Road at to pick up a 23yearold Universal City resident suffering from minor head They thought the guy had jumped off the bridge there at Camp Huaco 2 and hit his head on a said one fire department The patient was also taken to A controlled burn off Zipp Road got out of control at Units from three fire See Page 12A 11A
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