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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunf els HmafcZeitung January BA Northeast storm to dump heavy snows A huge winter storm spread sleet and rain from Tennessee to New England on rolling in with a wintry punch forecasters said would deliver snow over a foot deep in some The storm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in1 Myerstown and and nearby inland parts of New The snowfall was predicted to last through Sunday in parts of New England and New It was the first significant snowfall of the winter for much of the where temperatures have averaged far above nor mal this season a 76 degree reading in for broke a record for the warmest December day in New York In New York up to a foot of snow was and the city Sanitation Department mobilized snowplows and 3401 salt spreaders to try to keep the streets Were ready to spokesman Hurt Alexander All we need is 2 or 3 inches on the ground and well be out there in The National Weather Service said the storm would bring a foot of snow or more to parts of New York and interior sections of New Ryan Tilley of the Severe Storms Center in Kansas City said its a good cautioning that it could be considered potentially dangerous because of the ac companying hazards of poor driving con ditions and drifting He said the storm was part of a low pressure system that dumped up to 8 inches of snow in the Great Lakes region Friday before weakening and moving It dusted Kentucky and Tennessee before gaining strength and heading into the The fringes of the storm brought a mixture of rain and snow to Maryland and It had been predicted to dump some 8 inches in parts of Maryland and but turned northward sooner than expected after only scattered it sure looked like a sure said Amet Figueroa of the National Weather Service in But now it looks like Mother Nature wants to play one of her That storm system is but further north than The snow kept many people at In where a foot or more of mow was traffic was light Saturday on Interstate a major northsouth artery usually crowded on weekends with aklen headed Blizzard conditions were forecast overnight for In will be a classic said Paul a meteorological technician at the National Weather Service in behind the winds will pick up out of the to 25 mph or Beat the rap Reputed Mafia boss Lansky dead of cancer at age 81 MIAMI AP Meyer the reputed un derworld patriarch who claimed that organized crime was a myth and never served a major prison died Saturday of He was He beat us the hard said Assistant FBI Director Roger Young in The Russianborn Lansky died at Mount Sinai Medical Center at 6 said spokeswoman Judy He was admitted to the hospital 31 suffering from His Howard has refused to release any information on his Lansky began his climb upward in the underworld in the early when he was barely out of his Over the next decades he ac cumulated valuable properties in the United States and including casinos and and became known as a financial genius for his lucrative investment advice to un derworld Authorities tried repeatedly to put him behind bars for a long term but never Lansky used to complain that agents tailed him even when he walked his Young said the FBI had been looking at Lanskys activities on and off for quite some In a rare interview six years Lansky insisted there is no such thing as organized But congressional committees and1 law enforcement officials who had traced his activitites in Cuba and New York labeled Lansky a top figure in organized In Francis Ford Coppolas 1974 film Godfather the late Lee Strasberg portrayed Lansky as a big man in organized I never saw Lansky said of the Lansky lived in a highrise waterfront condominium in Miami the Imperial with his second His first which produced two ended in Funeral arrangements were not immediately who was took refuge in Israel for a time in the early but was eventually Last year he had expressed a wish to visit that country one last but his associates reported back that Israeli officials refused his He was born Maier Suchowljansky in what is now the Soviet Union and somewhat proudly on that his birthdate was July The family emigrated to the United States when he was 10 and settled on Manhattans teeming East The name Meyer Lansky appeared for the first time in 1918 with his first Between that year and Lansky was arrested eight times on various including suspicion of at tempted Police records show only one conviction for that for violating the Volstead the statute under which prosecutions were made in Prohibition Lansky was fined The only other conviction that stood on his record came in for five counts of gambling conspiracy to which he pleaded guilty in New York He was sentenced to three months and fined In his early days Lansky and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel headed a reputed gang of killers known as the Bugs and Meyer Siegel was himself the victim of a ganglandstyle slaying in June 1947 in By the end of the Lansky had wide gambling interests in but the approach of World War II interrupted that phase of his After the Lansky moved part of his operation to South Florida until the heat generated by investigations in the early 1950s again caused a shutdown of his gambling The ascent of Fulgencio Batista to power in Cuba in paved the way for Lansky to return to Havana in grand He soon had the concession for the casino at the Hotel Nacional and branched into night club casino enjoying a virtual But Lansky recognized before many others that Fidel Castros revolution would sweep the and he left Havana and settled in Florida ever the target of federal and state probes and charges that he was a kingpin and powerful financial adviser to the In November Lansky showed up in Tel with his become an Israeli Four months he was indicted in Miami on a charge of criminal contempt growing out of failure to heed a subpoena to appear before a federal grand He also was in dicted on charges of income tax He was the subject of questions in the the Israeli and finally the Israelis forced him to On he boarded an El Al flight in Tel Aviv and embarked on an odyssey that took him to Peru and At each capital he reportedly offered million for sanctuary but was On his arrival back in he was arrested by the FBI and tried and convicted on the criminal contempt He was sentenced to a year and a day in but the conviction was reversed by an appeals The next year he was tried and acquitted on the tax Mayorcouncil feud in Alexandria heats up AP The City Council met briefly Saturday to continue its feud with Mayor John overturning his veto of an emergency ordinance ordering city attorneys to stop fighting council Two councilmen were absent for the 50 One was also absent when the ordinance and the other walked out of Fridays meeting before the Why is the council trying to keep this out of court How do we know whos right and whos wrong Councilman Tony Geneva asked before Fridays Thats what the courts are who vetoed the ordinance shortly before attended the session with a police officer recently put on parttime assignment to his He said nothing and left as soon as the vote was A court hearing is scheduled Monday on City Attorney Chris Roys attempt to fire Guy hired by the council as its special counsel and then on a suit which Humphries filed for the Roy said Friday that he plans to represent both Snyder and the council at the hearing before Judge Robert The council went to court after who has been in office one refused to honor an agreement made under the previous ad ministration to hook the citys power system up with a coalfired generator in The council won a temporary restraining order that Snyder stop using the citys gaspowered generator and use the one in Under former mayor Carroll Alexandria and four other cities in the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority agreed to buy a 20 percent share of the Roy also accused the council Friday violating the states open meetings law by having the ordinance prepared before yesterdays Copyright 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