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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas 13 s 8 Texa s 2 Mitch w flex os New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcituno 170 16 Pages TUESDAY August 31 1982 USPS 377880 Election in doubt Defeated candidate questions River Gardens votes Lois Duggan outlines her case Staff photo by Cindy Richardson By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The May Reptibiean primary may not be over yet at not in the race for Commissioner Precinct Commissioners Court is con sidering calling for an investigation from the Texas Secretary of States office concerning 43 absentee votes cast iri the GOP primary Those ballots could affect the outcome of that Being the court postponed calling for such an in vestigation although commissioners spoke strongly in favor of requesting that one be conducted at a later Democratic who is running for re election in the precinct in was legally unable to participate in any action the court might take in this situation and County Judge Max Wommack was absent due to The 43 votes in question were absentee ballots cast from residents of River a local facility for the mentally in the Precinct 4 GOP Bill George won that race by 19 votes over his opponent Lois a Canyon Lake business As the vote stands George is set to run against in cumbent commissioner Heitkamp in Novembers general Addressing herself as a con cerned Duggan appeared before commissioners Monday asking that they consider calling for an investigation of those absentee votes cast last April at River Gar Duggan said members of the Comal County Republican Party suggested she appear before the She questioned whether Rivet Gardens residents could legally vote absentee she election codes dont specifically outline voting rules for mentally deficient Why werent they at the asked 1 think its very likely that somebody told them at River Gardens that they could probably vote these people absentee and someone from the deputy clerks office would assist They residents are not physically disabled or said They could have voted at the In a telephone interview a selfemployed said he and his wife Bea are limited partners in River meaning that they have invested money for the operating expenses of the In response to Duggans George said it was cleared all the way from the executive committee of the Republican party to the stale level on the legalities concerning the voting rights of River Gardens We know there was no wrong said We were cleared and the procedures were All the people registered from River Gardens are high level capable of un derstanding and thinking for Noting his strong feelings con cerning River Gardens residents right to George She Duggan continues to infer that there was hankypanky going But the rules were followed to the let he During her court appearance Duggan also questioned the legality of one agent assisting all River Gardens residents in their absentee The election code provides for assistance at the said But the person giving assistance to those voters at River Gardens did not even the precinct or the My concern is that this one person has never voted in the Duggan And she set up the meet the candates rally held at Hiver Gardens last April which is something that I doubt has ever been done before in a mental The person which assisted River Garden residents in their absentee also witnessed all their Duggan Im seeking an she told the on whether or not that one person did willfully act as agent to River Garden residents without written George denied there was any wrongdoing by the person assisting River Gardens residents in their absentee County Attorney Bill Reimcr told commissioners that they could request that the Secretary of States office conduct an he the court could let Duggan initiate the investigation But quite frankly I dont know if the Secretary of State will do anything at this he since the primary was held almost four months Monroe Wetz questioned if the county should get involved in the possible investigation since he its still a party election it happened in their See Page 16 Defiant Poles Thousands march on Solidaritys birthday fAP Thousands of demonstrators defied martial law and marched through Wroclaw and Nowa Huta today to mark the second anniversary of Police fired tear water cannon and what appeared to be concussion grenades at the witnesses Police called through bullhorns demanding that a crowd marching on Warsaw University then fired tear gas when they Witnesses said the who chanted Solidarity dispersed and then regrouped at several points resumed marching through a blue haze of tear Solidarity leaders who went underground with imposition of martial law 13 called for the demonstrations as a key test of whether the Communist martial law regime has managed to snuff out the independent union and prevent The countrys military leaders warned that demonstrations on the anniversary would not be Witnesses said police firing tear gas grenades dispersed about people in Wroclaw but that the crowd regathered and began marching through the city 190 miles southwest of They said the crowd was swelled by the addition of There was no information on the size of the crowd in Nowa near Krakow in southern the Baltic where Solidarity was said police using what appear to be concussion grenades dispersed about people who marched to the central railway station and chanted Freedom and Return Lech Lech Walesa is the interned leader of The witnesses said the demonstrators raised a Solidarity banner and flashed victory signs at the station before they were They chanted Lift martial law Free Soldiers go back to your Zomo riot police go back to and We shall They also We want the We want the referring to Polishborn Pope John Paul who has put off a visit originally scheduled for 26 to mark the 600th anniversary of Our Lady of Polands holiest The witnesses in Gdansk said about to people had marched from the Lenin Shipyards but the crowd diminished to about by the time got to the They said police did not use tear gas because of winds blowing in their and that the crowd dispersed after police set off concussion devices which made a loud noise like At the Ursus tractor factory outside the See Page 16 Burglars hit Chemical Express By DYANNE FRY Staff writer A local trucking company lost at least worth of equipment in a shop burglary this Chemical located at 3095 IH reported the breakin Missing items included a 10 horsepower air valued at and 11 truck tires stamped with the company Also taken were miscellaneous truck parts and a red battery Numbers were but losses were still substantial at Margaret Coronados private business See Page 16 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of late afternoon thundershowers today and Skies will be cloudy late tonight and early Wednesday Winds will be from the southeast at 10 mph today and Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at DEAR Say cheese Thats what lots of folks did Tuesday morning at two New Braunfels locations picked up surplus free of courtesy of the federal Persons ages 60 and over lined up Staff photo by Bill Snead outside the Senior Citizens Center on Comal while those under 60 went to the Neighborhood Service 1015 WV San Arafat leaves West Beirut as evacuation nears end Staff photo by Cindy Richardson School jitters Fiveyearold Jessica Rivera is comforted by her Mary Esther as she faces her first day of school Monday at Lone Star NBISD schools reopened Lebanon AP PLO chief Yasser Arafat was en route to Athens today after an emotional departure from west and the remaining PLO guerrillas were scheduled to leave within the next 24 I am leaving to continue the struggle so that we can win the Arafat told reporters Monday before boarding the converted Greek car ferry Wearing his black and white checked kaffiyeh Arafat vowed revenge against Israel and the Arab nations who refused to aid his Palestine Liberation Organization fighters while they were trapped in west Beirut by Israels invasion The snows of Mount Hermon were warmer than the hearts of some of the Arab he The earth under Arab regimes will soon be shaken by Beiruts erupting Arab governments have lent vocal support to the idea of a Palestinian state sought by the yet only Syria joined the battle against the Israeli invaders and then backed out early in the 10week And nearly all of the Arab states have clashed with the various groups that make up the PLO at one time or The evacuation leaves about guerrillas scattered around the Arab world and presents the PLO with an uncertain Arafat regarded the PLOs twomonth standoff against the Israelis as a major Israeli leaders said pressure and the desire to forestall casualties prevented them from carrying out their threat to invade the PLO In a spokesman for the Socialist government said the PLO chief was scheduled to arrive Wednesday meet with Premier Andreas Papandreou and depart the same day or early The Dimitri said that for security the Atlantis might land in a small port in Attica where Arafat would stay in a country Arafats decision to make a nonArab his first stop outside Lebanon underscored his anger with the Arab He was expected to travel next to the Tunisian capital of Tunis and set up a new As the 53yearold guerrilla chief sailed from the harbor escorted by a 6th Fleet frigate and a French war torn west Beirut struggled to return to Leftist militias watched silently as the Christianled Lebanese army deployed in strategic such as the PLOs Henry Chehab and Fakhreddin military and left the streets to police Employees of groceries and cafes began cleaning up the devastation of war and repairing the Banks and government offices that had been closed for nearly 10 The PLO estimated there were guerrillas in Beirut 10 days ago when the evacuation and said already have left along with about Palestine Liberation Army mem Israel has said there were about guerrillas originally in The departees have been dispersed in South Jordan and The PLO plans to regroup its fighters in Syria as soon as though the Damascus govern ment is likely to restrict them to avoid a confrontation with The remaining PLO guerrillas and Syrian troops still in Beirut were to be withdrawn
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