Sunday, July 17, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas He h U8FL title tilt pits Panthers Texas Baseball Mcta 1 1 Nationals win local Little League tourney feared drowned in helicopter crash AP A British Air ways helicopter shuttling passengers to the Scilly Isles vacation resort crashed and sank Saturday in the English Officials said 20 of the 26 people aboard were missing and feared Six survivors were rescued by lifeboats and two Royal Navy helicopters that raced to the crash scene two miles off the largest of the five main The Civil Aviation Authority was trying to determine the cause of the crash and there was speculation the helicopter flew into a flock of There are a lot of dead birds at the scene of the said Scillies coast guard spokesman Denver The navy called off its search at but said it would resume at dawn Sunday despite deteriorating Prince Charles sent a message of sympathy for British Airways to give to the victims The survivors two two local a 12yearold boy and a 14yearold girl were taken to local Officials identified the pilots as Captains Dominic Lawlor and Neil A British Airways spokesman said both were veteran Names of the two children were not One of the Meagan was seriously injured and was flown from Marys by helicopter to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at The other Lucille had three cracked I remember a bang and I think it must have been when we hit the water I started struggling with the door told Press the British domestic news It was I twisted and pulled at it frantically and finally it I remember taking a very deep breath and thinking it seemed a long way getting to the Then I could see the water paler She said she found Smith on the surface along with the other all of whom were picked up by rescue craft within 20 A team of divers was brought in to try to find the other victims in the sunken Michael spokesman for the Falmouth Coast Had there been any other they would have been found on the It is a matter of looking for a number of bodies at this Officals feared it would be the worst helicopter accident in British The helicopter had 23 passengers and three crew members aboard when it an airline spokesman The helicopter was en route from Penzance on the Cornish peninsula to the Scilly 25 miles off Englands See Page 16A Stilly Isles New Braunfels Hew Texas HeraldZeituno i 1 A SUNDAY July 50 cents 141 64 Pages4 Sections USPS 377880 Comfund pie sliced on paper ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The Salvation Army got all it asked and then from the Comal County Community Fund board of directors last On that The money will be raised in a communitywide fund which will officially kick off this But the Salvation Army has a chunk of the Community Funds budget for The charity organization had requested based on a county wide population of We usually figure 25 cents per capita in asking for said a Salvation Army representative at the Comfund boards final budget meeting in When one director pointed out that Comal Countys population is really closer to the board decided to kick in some extra The Comfund budget allows the full amounts requested by the Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation Center the Humane Society the local Crisis Line and the Youth whose budget depends almost totally on Comfund The MHMR share represents a in crease over what it received from Comfund this Nine other organizations had their requests trimmed or chopped by the seven of those are budgeted for as much or more than they received this The American Red Cross asked for and got which is what Comfund gave the Red Cross this Head Start will get the same it got in but thats only half of what it Boy Scouts of America requested in donations from Comal County next and the Girl Scouts wanted Each organization See Page 16A TEA begins investigation into Comal ISO issues By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer One factfinding mission about the Comal Independent School District has spawned a preliminary while another has surfaced this time under the scrutiny of the Texas Education Agency i Two TEA officials visited the Central Administration Office last and practically stayed all CISD Edgar Willhelm They were here investigating Principle 1 of the Texas Standards of which deals with the visitation of board members inside the They were simply on a factfinding Audy former head of the English Department at Canyon High confirmed the TEA Others who talked to the two officials were school board president Kenneth CHS Principal Larry and two CHS students who participated in the Advanced English III final which was allegedly interrupted by two CISD trustees on May Carter a spokesperson for the Concerned Taxpayers said Saturday that she anticipated a visit from based on a meeting she had with the Commissioner of Education in Austin last The Raymond said he was definitely sen ding someone down here to in He said he gets upset when kids get and if the allegations that had been made were hed be madder than Casteel The advisory com mittee will make its first report at Tuesdays I think weve done a pretty good chairman Robert Van Horn He said that if the allegations panned he planned to issue a serious reprimand to the CISD school He Ive been known to go to school districts and talk to the Ive also been known to call them to Austin where its less public and less she con But if all these things are he Were going to have a serious prayer Reports indicate the TEA officials asked very specific questions about Casteel also said that Bynum showed her copies of various local newspaper clippings published since the May 24 school board Public disapproval seemed to erupt at that and the alleged in terruption of the CHS final exam served to add fuel to the The movement gathered so much in tensity that board members ap pointed an 11member advisory committee on June 14 to investigate a prepared list of nine including lack of communication and a teacher hit That chaired by Robert Van will present its initial report Tuesday night at We have a slot on the time thats and the last time we rehearsed it took 20 Van Horn said But our first report will only include items 1 and 4 in other com munication within Thats all we had time to formulate within 30 Item 1 on the list is how the board can communicate to the school and patrons what the goals and objectives of the board are in relation to the total education and 4 is the area of communications with em ployees and the patrons of the district See Page HA Suspects sought in robbery This is July Staff pholo bv John Seniet This cactus plant on Dallas Street is probably wondering where the heck all this rain is coming from More showers dotted Comal County and more is in the forecast for New Braunfels police were sear ching late Saturday night for four suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a local Police said the two white men and two black entered the lobby of the Gourmet Inn Motel between and 9 The motel is located at Interstate 35 and Highway 46 One of the black men had a police and made the motel clerk give them all the money in the cash The suspects did not threaten the police The suspects took an undetermined amount of money from the police After the clerk gave the suspects the they left the motel police Police said the suspects left the motel in a older model rust pickup Neither the truck nor the suspects had been sighted by late Saturday No one injured in the police Pistolpackingrandma Elderly woman pulls gun on van driver HOUSTON AP Although she is 81 years old and weighs only 105 Minnie Samuels doesnt let anyone push her Samuels found herself in trouble with the law Friday after she allegedly pulled a automatic pistol front her apron and threatened to shoot a city van pool when a Houston policeman questioned her about the Samuels wrestled with him for possession of her tried to grab a butcher knife to fight him punched him in the face and kicked him in the according to a police Samuels was In Harris County Jail Saturday in lieu of bond on an aggravated assault charge stemming from the incident with the van Police said no charges were pending against her from he scuffle with the arresting I knew that gun was going to get her in trouble someday soon she never goes anywhere without Mid Doris one of Samuels Shes a good woman and goes to church every Sunday she doesnt miss any but lately she haant had loo much Jackson Shes OMB getting mad pretty easy awful mad at certain I wouldnt have wanted to tangle with her Police said Samuels tirade began Friday when she and about a dozen other elderly Allen Parkway Village residents had planned to go on their regular Friday morning grocery shopping trip in a Houston Housing Authority Van driver Hung Le said he would have to make two trips to the store because there were too many most of the elderly citizens including Samuels tried to cram into the police He asked some of them to They But he decided the van still was too and told Samuels she would have to wait for the second police The woman did not budge and the driver told her again to Police saiu Samuels then responded by pulling the pistol from her pointing it at the van driver and I am not getting off this While the incident was reported to Samuels got off the van and returned to her apart See Page Inside Todays Weather It will be cloudy today and becoming partly cloudy by There is a 50 percent chance of thundershowers decreasing to a 40 percent Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph dropping down to about 10 mph KKK Marches On The Ku Klux Klan marched five blocks Saturday afternoon in drizzly About persons watched the Page SA 7B DEATHS PUBLIC IDA Comal board member on Edwards panel Directors of the Edwards Un derground Water District recently created a water conservation task voted to build a district headquarters in San and approved the development of a spill response The 15member board representing Medina and Uvalde Counties also adopted a fee structure for permits for the tran sportation of water from the Edwards Aquifer to areas outside the Noting that water conservation is one of the mandates of the legislation which created the EUWD in the board adopted a establishing a conservation task Members are Fay Sinkin of Oliver Haas of Frances Emery of Bruce Foster of and Leslie Pepper of by respective are Robert Craig Charles Rothe and Rodney The task force will work to identify and eliminate waste of Tom EUWD general manager This is not necessarily The Edwards Board has been doing this over the but this resolution creating the task force formalizes what already Directors voted to purchase property in the 1600 block of Marys in San Antonio for as the site for an office Fos also was authorized to proceed with architectural planning on a squarefoot building estimated to cost about An ad hoc building committee of tht board had recommended that the district construct its own headquarters and proposed the Marys site became of Us proximity to the downtown area and its accessibility off Interstate The committee also reported that owning See Page MA