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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texfce Happy new drive carefully JBw New New Texas HepaldZeltuno US Vnl Q1 255 On FRIDAY December 1982 25 cents 20 Sections USPS 377880 Martial law ends But Polish government still has many powers Poland AP The communist government suspended martial law 24hours ahead of trading military restric tions for new civil controls designed to bar repetition of the upheaval inspired by the Solidarity The at midnight caught many Poles Others appeared in different to the edict relaxing one year and 18 days of martial I thought it was supposed to be an elderly woman told a The regular midnight newscast by state radio contained a one paragraph announcement that martial law was but there was no explanation for why it came 24 hours before the suspensiondate previously an nounced by the After the terse announcement there were no outward celebrations in The capitals streets were nearly This suspension is a lot of said a middleaged woman walking her dog The government declared the state of war its term for martial law to crush the Solidarity union and end 16 months of political and social upheaval that followed the birth of the first independent labor movement in the Soviet Under martial Solidarity was suspended and its leaders Parliament officially outlawed the union 8 under a new labor law that sharply curbs workers right to strike and establishes a network of tightlycontrolled state The government cemented its post martial law rule on 18 when Parliament passed legislation giving it wide powers of social control to prevent any more political Martiallaw chief and Communist Party leader Wojciech who also is premier and defense has warned that the harshest measures of the military crackdown could be reimposed without Jaruzelski has set no date for full lifting of martial and the 21 man Military Council of National which he will remain as a watchdog over the civilian Vice Premier Mieczyslaw addressing a meeting of regional administrators and the military commissars who will continue to supervise in Poland bitter allout struggle is being waged for the shape of the countrys for the preservation of the socialist contents of our and it will go on over the next several One of the few visible signs of the suspension was an announcement by the Communications Ministry that automatic international telephone and telex severed when martial law was will be resumed and that Poles placing telephone and telegram orders through the post office will no longer be required to identify Kids at work The Christmas holiday most schoolchildren enjoy isnt all just playing with presents and goofing Its also an opportunity for Mom and Dad to get a little extra help around the house or in the as Jason Dilworth have found The pair are busy Stall photu ly Cindy left and David Ciomperlik cleaning a yard on Union Looking back at 1982 Drunk drivers claimed six lives on county roads By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Perhaps there is no other time more fitting than New Years Eve for a yearend review of Comal Countys staggering involuntary manslaughter count in Six counts of involuntary manslaughter crossed the desk of Comal County District Attorney Bill Schroeder this That means six people died their lives taken by three men accused of driving while Thomas Henry will go on trial for involuntary manslaughter in con nection with an autopedistrian accident April Canyon High Schools star long distance runner Jimmie Muenich died in that struck from behind while jogging on an Interstate 35 access road by Youngs Jeep Muenich was only a The other two involuntary manslaughter cases for 1982 involved Ruben and William Dale both of San his and three children were leaving a company picnic at Landa Park May when the compact car he was driving swerved off Landa Drive and struck a pecan Marie Christina was On Ruben his expectant and their two Victoria and were walking on Highway 81 when all four were struck from behind by Savages 1970 The father was dead at the the two children died at McKenna Memorial and Sauceda died in the early morning hours of 31 at a San Antonio The Savage incident drew much attention to the pros and cons of New Braunfels annual whether the beerandsausage celebration was worth the possible price in human No one ever confirmed Savage had been at the festival prior to the but Schroeder has said there were four plastic cups from Wurstfest in the front seat of Savages Six lives may not seem like when com pared to the death and destruction in the world every But an alarming pattern is taking hold in Comal County that has officials and citizens alike highly Four cases involving drunk driving and death made it to the courts in In those four ac six persons died needlessly in Going back a little further is even more Involuntary manslaughter and felony driving while intoxicated cases meaning subsequent offenses are lumped together in most available statistical In comparing Comal County and Bexar County since there were eight felony indicted cases in Bexar County for for A year and those figures more than Comal saw 24 felony and 16 Bexar had and 14 Statistics for 1982 arent available yet in most but by going through the Grand Jury book for Comal felony cases this year stayed at not a record to find pride by any See Page 12A Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for cloudy and cold through Probability of rain is near 100 percent 80 percent tonight and 50 percent Winds will be from the northeast at 1015 mph today and Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at CLASSIFIED DEAR RELIGIOUS 8A TV stolen child reunited EL PASO AP A 5yearold girl who was abducted while on a Christmas shopping trip has been reunited with her mother after a sixday crosscountry Monica who disappeared returned home Thursday night from a trip that ended in Florida with the arrest of two About 30 people cheered as a smiling Monica got off the plane here and then ran into her waiting mothers The couple accused of kidnapping the girl probably intended to raise the Spanish speaking girl as one of their said El Paso FBI agent Ron Robert Wayne and his Lynda Hill both of Panama were arrested Wednesday on federal kidnapping The who have two grown remained in Floridas Bay County Jail on bond each set by District Judge Lynn Assistant Attorney David McGee said Baxley admitted kidnapping but said her husbands account Baxley has said the child was his I believe his words Shes my little McGee said during the couples court appearance Thursday McGee said Baxley faces 30 to 40 counts of including income tax fraud in a separate federal court an unemployed and his a showered the child with Bay County deputies Its a logical assumption they took the child for the purpose of raising Hoverson There are women like that who absolutely want a so they find one they like and take El Paso police investigators discovered the Baxleys had stayed in a motel near the Fox Plaza Shopping Mall where Monica disappeared while shopping with her family and the Composites of the who claimed to See Page 12A Phone bills headed down after ruling AUSTIN AP Texas telephone customers will see a decrease in their phone bills by even though the Public Utility Commission has given Southwestern Bell a million rate The increase approved by the PUC Thursday is about half of the million increase Bell originally The company put a million rate hike into effect under a bond Although residential phone bills will be up to 90 cents higher than the official 1982 customers will see about a reduction in their monthly bill because of the higher bonded rate that is no longer Business rates will range from 5 cents above the bonded rates in Houston to below the bonded rates in small Bell also was ordered to refund the overage that customers have paid since Bell Vice President Paul Roth said the refunds would show up in customers bills in about six Most residential customers can expect a total refund of about Roth said the company was deeply disappointed with the PUC decision and said there was a strong possibility Bell would appeal the as it has its last two rate Two of the commissions three members voted to adopt a PUC hearing examiners report that supported the final rate Commissioner Smith was absent due to Chairman Moak Rollins Tsxas Municipal League at torney Don Butler said intervenors were not deliriously happy with the but found it ac ceptable under the cir I dont think Southwestern Bull can complain that this award of million will wing much less wound Butler told the com The commission has been very PUC members also approved a recommendation to increase phone installation If the company installs the the fee will be up from the previous Customer installation will now cost It was Intrastate longdistance rates will go up 10 But in u unrelated to the 1983 rate a courtordered surcharge of 10 percent has been in effect since earlier this so phone customers wont notice any The would have ended in The commissioners rejected a hearing examiners suggestion that the number of free directory assistance calls per month be cut from 10 to The PUC hearing examiners of which there were each specializing in one area of the complex case were surprisingly critical of the phone particularly over million in license contract expenses the company wanted to pass on to Texas License contract expenses are paid to by its subsidiaries for vaguely defined parent com pany The commissioners agreed with the PUC staff Thur sday and completely disallowed the PUC lawyer Sara Cristol com plained Thursday that during even Bell officials could not explain exactly what some of See Page 12A
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