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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                womble 45 b3 o Arab leaders mulling Reagan peace proposal Morocco AP Arab leaders began secret talks today on President Reagans Middle East initiative and other possible peace plans after giving PLO chairman Yasser Arafat a heros welcome that in cluded a 21gun Leaders from 15 of the 22 Arab League countries were discussing a joint peace strategy for the first time since the creation of the state of Israel in The first item on their agenda was the June 6 Israeli invasion of Lebanon that forced the dispersal of Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas from their west Beirut The talks reportedly will continue with a discussion of separate peace plans by Saudi King Fahd and Tunisian President Habib But Moroccan officialsfeaid those talks will be overshadowed by Reagans peace The Bahrainbased Gulf News Agency said most of the leaders at the threeday summit are tentatively backing Reagans which has been rejected by Delegation sources said it was particularly significant that Fahd and Syrian President Hafez Assad arrived Monday at the con ference an ornate 12th century in the same Assad led a boycott of a scheduled Arab League summit last forcing cancellation of the The Syrian leader was protesting Fahds peace Assad has made no public comment on Fahds but Syrian sources said his presence here showed he now was prepared to discuss Fahds proposal implicitly calls for Arab recognition of Israel in return for total evacuation of Israelioccupied The Bourguiba plan first proposed in 1965 calls for Arab acceptance of a 35yearold United Nations scheme to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab Reagans plan calls for election of an autonomous domestic authority to the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip in assocation with Jor Reagan also called on Israel to im mediately cease the establishment of new Jewish settlements in Arab Israel has rejected all three In apparent defiance of the Israeli authorities last week announced plans for new Jewish Hassan welcomed Arafat and the chiefs of state in a fourminute speech that mentioned none of the issues before the Five Arab countries were represented by ministers and only Libya boycotted the Egypt was excluded from the Arab League after signing a peace treaty with Israel in New Braunfels New Texas 175 Zeituno 14 Pages TUESDAY September 25 cents USPS 377880 Labor Day visitors escape major injuries By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Comal County was lucky this Labor Day Despite the issuance of 22 driving while intoxicated tickets by the Department of Public Safety through Monday not one motorist died in a traffic accident within its And river visitors headed home with only a few minor bumps and In at least 41 persons died in highway accidents over the holiday weekend state officials were still tallying numbers as of this so the final total is expected to be Luck carried through to water With the exception of a minor waterrelated accident here and the weekend on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers Emergency Management Coordinator Herb Syring said his rescue squads on the Guadalupe reported cuts and but no major Gail of was treated and released Sunday night at McKenna Memorial after she was run over by a raft while tubing near Gruene River With the exception of a report that a boater may have been deliberately bumping other boats at Potters Creek the Canyon Lake end of the Labor Day weekend was fairly said Reservoir Manager Philip No one and no one was seriously And thats always good The Labor Day crowd of which really flooded the area lake parks on was Parsley That figure tops last years Labor Day weekend visitor total of A spokesman for White Water Sports We had a good but it was not the volume of a holiday the business we had was nowhere near like last year or the year before Sunday was at least three times as busy as a spokeswoman for Texas Canoe Trails We had a wonderful better than the whole By I there wasnt trouble or as much trash to pick up after they all And thats unusual for a holiday An aggravated robbery Saturday dominated police activity over the Labor Day The Circle K Food Store at 1289 San Antonio was robbed at ap proximately by a suspect yielding an army At least in currency was taken from the no other details on the case were available as of presstime Vicki Perry of Houston was a theft victim between and Saturday on the patio of Omas Sausage Her leather containing in six credit cards and keys was a plastic ziplock bag with contents valued at was Some of its contents included a 14 karat gold skull and cross bones ring with four a 1932 mans class a pair of white gold diamond a necklace with five a fiveinch gold and two babys Spot occurrences of criminal mischief also kept police Six threepound boxes of laundry detergent were emptied into a Jacuzzi at Camp Warnecke 371 A damage estimate was placed at to Edwards wells continue decline Despite nearrecord lack of rainfall in the San Antonio area this water well levels throughout the Edwards Underground Water District showed only slight declines at the end of The levels continued a threemonth Tom EUWD general pointed but the August drop was only two to three feet in most index This summer has been the third driest on Spring flow in New Braunfels and San Marcos Comal Springs was down 46 cubic feet per second cfs to a flow of 204 well below the average flow of 299 San Marcos Springs at the end of the month had dropped cfs to a flow of compared to the average of 168 Following are the water well levels at the end of August shown in altitude above mean sea with the alltime record highs in parentheses New Bnaunfels down feet San Antonio down feet Uvalde down feet Sabinal down feet Castroville down feet Hondo down feet Kyle down feet On the rocks A stack of inner tubes and a small pile of beer cans are two of the things that were on the rocks this weekend at Slumber Falls on Stuff photo by Cindy Richardson the Guadalupe both may have been there in slightly lesser amounts than according to some Back in session Inside Legislature gets down to business on depleted fund Reed Irvine Rotary to host media watchdog Reed Irvine of and chairman of the Board of Accuracy in Media AIM will be the guest speaker at the New Braunfels Rotary Club noon meeting Wednesday at Eagles Irvine and small group of publicspirited citizens founded AIM in Irvine also edits the AIM AIMS twicemonthly writes a weekly newspaper and produces Media a daily radio AIM is regarded as a respected media and continues to expose distortion and bias in the AUSTIN AP State legislators met today in a quickly called special session to find a or cure for the unemployment fund that has been depleted by recent layoffs during Texas hard Committee hearings to consider various legislative proposals were called shortly after the 10 In a presession the senate elected John as its assistant presiding officer for the special is finishing his first Senate term after serving eight years in the Bill who called the session solely to take care of the diminishing jobless benefits said he would have no address or message for the 181 Clements said earlier he hoped the session would be over in two or three mostly Democrats who would like to embarrass the Republican governor with a hot controversy just before want a permanent solution that would not pass the problem on to the 1983 Still others would like Clements to open the session to other x Ralph a Houston said he and about 50 other lawmakers want the session expanded to include utility rate He said legislation has been introduced to prohibit Houston Lighting Power from charging its customers for a million investment on the canceled Aliens Creek nuclear Wallaces legislation will get no action unless Clements expands the State Education Commissioner Raymon Bynum has asked Clements to let legislators amend a law that prevents school districts from borrowing money until their property tax rolls are certified and tax rates Bynum said numerous school including Houston and Fort may run out of money because the new property reappraisal program has delayed preparation of tax The special session will be the third since the Legislature adjourned its 140 day regular session June Clements called the special session because Texas Employment Commission officials said the fund that pays jobless benefits could run dry by The fund has been drained at a record rate by layoffs resulting from the If the present law is not changed before the minimum per employee state tax paid by most Texas businesses will automatically jump to at least in The House Employment Practices Committee conducted public hearings the past but made no recom mendations since it will handle the same bill after todays Two bills out of about half a dozen offered seemed to attract the com mittees attention one a committee substitute or compromise pushed by Speaker Bill Clayton and a bill by Lloyd Criss has been an outspoken critic of Clements handling of the employment tax Claytons which was endorsed by the powerful Texas Association of would appropriate million in state funds to pay the interest on loans from the federal fund until a new tax increase could become next April The loan then would be paid back by increasing the minimum to a worker in The Texas Legislative Budget Board estimated under Claytons it would take about million in federal loans before the new tax increase would be Criss which was opposed by would levy before 1 a special sur charge equal to 150 percent of the 1982 payments made by He estimated it would raise increasing the present per employee to That would be enough until a tax similar to that in Claytons bill could become he If the economy improves in Criss we would get by with one quick Texas AFLCIO President Harry Hubbard joined the controversy in a Labor Day speech when he urged legislators to act quickly by raising taxes paid by Forecast Comal County skies will be partly cloudy today and with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers in the afternoon and Winds will be southsoutheasterly at 10 mph becoming light and variable Streak stopped Clemson had the nations longest winning streak in college football until the Tigers ran into the Georgia Bulldogs Monday The stingy Bulldog defense handed the defending national champions a 137 loss in the biggest game of college footballs opening Page Beware The Turk No one seems to know who he is or why hes called but The Turk made his presence felt in professional football Monday the clay NFL teams had to cut their squads to the 49player Both Dallas and Houston cut some familiar Page DEAR SPORTS TV   

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