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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                fiiiiiir Mitch BOX Texas womble Shultz urges troop withdrawal to Begin TEL AP Secretary of State George Shultz arrived in Israel today to ask Prime Minister Menachem Begin to be more fleiible in troop withdrawal negotiations with The meeting will be the first ever between the two men and could prove pivotal to the success of Shultzs trip his first to the Middle East as secretary of on arriving from Egypt at BenGurion International Airport near Tel pledged to seek both complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Lebanon and security for Israels northern A number of difficult issues but so much has already been accomplished in this negotiation that none of us can allow it to Shultz said before leaving in a motorcade for Shultz said he would also discuss the broader process of helping to bring peace between Israel and all its President Reagan is committed to this as he is committed without qualification to Israels security and well State Department spokesman John Hughes said earlier In the day that Shultz thinks he has a fair shot at getting the Israelis to agree to pull out their estimated troops from At the Cairo before flying to Shultz said his stopover in Egypt gave him with renewed en thusiasm and greater determination to do everything possible to seek a greater element of peace in the Middle He spoke of the overriding im portance of bringing an en vironment where Lebanon is sovereign territory and free of all So far the Israelis have insisted that any withdrawal from Lebanon be conditional on letting their Lebanese renegade Saad command forces in the southern part of the country bordering The Lebanese government of President Amin Gemayel rejects this as un dermining its army and its Shultz received a solid endorsement of his mission Tuesday from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a meeting in Cairo that lasted nearly four We will do everything we can in bringing about a resolution of the Lebanon Shultz told reporters afterwards with Mubarak at his He said and Egyptian views are identical on the need to get a troop withdrawal from Lebanon that will honor the necessity of a sovereign Lebanon able to rule Shultz said during the flight from Washington on Sunday that he will tell Begin the United States is prepared to help guarantee protection for Israel from terrorist attack across the border after a He said the possibility of an eipanded security role in Lebanon will be part of their Following his talks in Shultz is expected to visit where he will confer with Gemayel and meet with survivors of last weeks terrorist bombing of the Officials say Shultz is likely to make several trips between Beirut and Jerusalem in an effort to complete a withdrawal Once he has an agreement with the Shultz said he will try to get See Page 11A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitung QO Mn Q1 OC DonaoA Qortinnc WEDNESDAY April 25 cents 92 83 36 Sections USPS 377380 Savage case gets knocks By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A Comal County controversy dominated a San Antonio radio talk show Tuesday as listeners to WOAIAM sent District Attorney Bill Schroeder bouquets and brick The topic was William Dale Savage and his 10year probated sentence for involuntary manslaughter in con nection with the deaths of the Ruben Sauceda in a traffic accident last Appearing on the popular Alan Dale Schroeder listened to callers for the first 30 minutes of the Some lambasted him for not doing his while others praised him for a job well The district attorneys responses were while most of the callers were But local attorney Reagan seemed to steal the show with a surprise petition of signed by 28 other local We commend you on the handling of the Savage Reagan read from the You tried the case with When the jury spoke and made its decision for your decision not to prosecute further was of the highest ethical To continue prosecuting Savage would be unfair and in complete disregard of the jurys unanimous Schroeder was pleasantly and thanked Reagan for the support of his Dale asked Is there any more Schroeder could have done to prosecute this man Reagans response Not a thing in the Other calls werent so One man said the Savage decision was merely a reflection of the towns attitude as a whole toward Mexican Look at how many elected officials are Mexican Americans the man They dont This communitys been a racial hotbed for but just wont admit To New a Mexican American is no better than a Schroeders ire was raised a bit on that We were all citizens in that So what youre saying to them is they are all racists Schroeder thats Unless you were in that you cant make a valid See Page 11A A look at the record Bill Schroeder has warmed the hot seat of District Attorney since Thats six years of involuntary manslaughter and he hasnt lost one Seven involuntary manslaughter cases have crossed Schroeders desk in the last two years Going back through May of plea bargains took care of two of those cases James Hite in and Merrill Thompson in Both men pleaded and were sentenced to five years in the Texas Department of Two of the seven cases were decided by Comal County On March Thomas Henry Young was sentenced to two years in TDC for the 1982 death of Canyon High School senior Jimmie William Dale Savage was given 10 years probation and a fine on April in connection with the death of Ruben Sauceda I offered Young and Savage the same deal I gave Hite and Thomp Schroeder said I feel comfortable with that fiveyear because Ive never had a jury give more than five years for in voluntary But they said and opted for a jury he and it worked for The punishment range for involuntary manslaughter is two to 10 years in and up to a One of the seven will never be Schroeder William who was charged with the August 1982 death of Jet suffered a brain stem injury from the traffic accident and is dependent on a life support Authorities are presently looking for Ruben who was indicted for the May 1982 death of his Marie 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 Theres a capias arrest warrant out on him for failure to so that case is still Schroeder The Grand Jury declined to hear See Page UA An architects drawing of the proposed county jail Decision time County will choose jail site in special meeting Thursday By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Commissioners Court is about to put to rest a controversial In a special 10 Thursday court will decide on a specific site for the new county which must be built by according to a federal lawsuit Since commissioners first began talking about building a new the site for the structure has been a concern of Several months the court appointed a citizens jail site selection committee which named approximately 20 suggested sites for the new Their original list was later whittled down into three recommendations for Com missioners These three included a 12acre tract off Hanz Drive between Loop 337 and Gurene Road a nine acre tract off Water Lane adjacent to Loop 337 between West San Antonio Street and IH 35 and a acre tract on North Walnut Avenue along the MissouriPacific Railroad Shortly after reviewing the commissioners authorized that preliminary appraisals be done on the Hanz and Water Lane Despite the objections of two local organizations the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants commissioners chose not to consider a downtown site for Lack of land for future expansion and the cost of building a jail downtown were the courts main reasons for not picking a downtown Architects estimated it would cost more to build a downtown jail since it would have to be a multifloor structure as opposed to a onestory structure build away from town where land was available for horizontal expansion of the Both the Chamber and Downtowners wanted the jail kept downtown because they feared that the county might someday move other Cour thouse offices to the new jail The groups were worried about the downtown vitality if that were to ever Assured by County Judge Fred Clark that even if this were to happen other county governmental offices would fill up the the Chamber later changed its mind and agreed to back the countys May 7th bond This was following Clarks appearance the Chambers board meeting last week where he emphasized that the present court has no plans to move out other county offices to the new jail complex although he said he could not speak for future Commissioners Courts ad Building a new county jail is not something the county decided to do on its Comal County is being ordered to have a new jail ready for oc cupancy no later than 1985 by a federal court This is the stipulation in the lawsuit settlement brought against the county by former jail inmate Robert who filed suit against the county last summer for unsanitary jail Delgado agreed to drop his suit and damage claim in exchange for the county agreeing to build a new The countys million May 7th single proposition bond election is being called to pay for construction costs of the new The structure will initially include a 100inmate offices for the Sheriffs Department and a small magistrates Theyre off Senate passes parimutuel bill House to begin deliberations AUSTIN AP A West Texas senator looking out for his own switched his vote and enabled the Senate to approve a bill that would legalize parimutuel betting on horse races in Texas for the first time in 46 being from West youve got to fight for what you so here we said John Froy brought word of the bills passage to the House on Tuesday I have a message for the The ponies are Senate bill sponsor Ike said Montford volunteered to switch his vote and give Harris the twothirds or 2110 count he needed to get the horse race bill before the Senate for final After that vote on suspension of the Mont ford won 250 approval of an amendment that would raise the states share of the proceeds from total horse race bets from 5 percent to 8 The extra 3 percent would go to the state water development which could be important to Montfords watershort The other 5 percent of the states share would be used for welfare payments to families with depen dent The track and race winners each would get 5 and the rest would go to The bill was finally approved with Montford voting against the but at that point Harris only needed a Asked how he felt about the water Harris Id rather not have but it was im Air conditioning gets vote of support Air conditioning Airconditioning schools in the New Braunfels Independent School District is one of the more controversial issues to arise out of NBISDs May 3 bond Of the districts proposed bond million or percent is devoted to airconditioning all New Braunfels High opened in is the only NBISD school currently Following the failure of the districts first proposed bond election district officials decided to separate the airconditioning proposal and construction of a new central administrative office from the rest of the Officials felt those two might have caused the first proposals Rather than risk the whole package failing school trustees split it into Uuee These three proposals include million to build a new elementary school and renovate current facilities million for and to build a new administrative District officials report that a common remark made by airconditioning op ponents is that for many years students went to school without NBISD Hendricks has ad dressed this argument numerous times at public presentations for the bond Its airconditioning necessary for professional people to work Hendricks said at one breakfast meeting with NBISD Some people say that I didnt have air conditioning when I went to school but very few businesses today are unair he adding that most homes and cars are nowadays air An airconditioned classroom also provides a better learningteaching en he Lack of airconditioned schools also puts the district at a disadvantage in recruiting The school districts all around us are doing it airconditioning and NBISD cant offer it to Hendricks There are also health reasons why the schools should be he These reasons include not only childrens personal health but also the fact that the classrooms are constantly invaded by since the windows have to be open all the Hendricks Hendricks feelings are backed up by a See Page 11A portant to take it not only for the vote but for the cause which he was shooting which Im in sympathy The Senate bill would legalize betting on a local option basis if voters pass a November 1984 statewide Harris had been trying since when the Senate tentatively approved the bill to collect enough votes to bring it up for a final but he said he would not have made the attempt Tuesday if Montford had not offered to Im against horse Montford told but were not really voting on horse racing or parimutuel I think the issue is See Page 1U Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy by clouds returning Thursday then back to partly cloudy Thursday Winds will be southeasterly at 1015 mph becoming light Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at DEAR   

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