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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels man charged in mail fraud scheme A New Braunfels man appeared in federal district court this morning for a pretrial hearing in San Antonio in connection with his indictment in mail fraud by a federal grand Lambert was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of mail fraud in connection with the American Fidelity Company Homeowners which is based in New San Antonio resident Alan Louis owner of was also in dicted Tuesday on 20 counts of mail Sliszs bond was set at Bond for Chavis was set at If convicted on all Chavis could face 100 years in prison and Slisz could face 35 AMFCOs advertisements said company would pay homeworkers per envelopes processed and stuffed according to To get those the person an swering the ad must send in a deposit to get a starter AMIFCO had been under investigation last year by the Texas Attorney Generals Office for making such an The office had reported getting many inquiries about the Dean operations manager at the Better Business Bureau office in fjan Antonio called the operation a workathorne Many types of mail operations exist under different they are usually all she Tillman said this morning her office averages calls per month about mail order businesses in The BBB began its complaint file on AMIFCO in June she Most of the inquiries are from out of she added The BBB has an un satisfactory performance record and a record of unanswered Tillman said Torn New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce executive vice president said in October that his office had been getting seven or eight or even nine or 10 letters a day and double that in phone calls about Many of the calls were from elderly persons who wanted information about the and were financially he Some of the persons who contacted the Chamber ad already answered AMIFCOs Purdum had A flyer for the company listed an address on Lone Star Drive in the Kreuslerville area of New Braunfels off Highway 46 The Herald Zmtung had received inquiries from authorities in Illinois and from a newspaper in New Mexico last year concerning the com which prompted an article in the Oc tober 1982 edition New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 1C j f i THURSDAY July 1983 25 cents New Texas 144 16 Pages 2 Sections USPS377880 Boobytrapped car kills 6 in Beirut hotel Wrong neck of the woods Lebanon AP Three terrorists shot their way into Beiruts most luxurious hotel and exploded a bombladen killing six people and wounding including an Italian peacekeeping police said They said two bodies were dug out of the rubble this raising the death toll to six in Wed nesday nights attack on the Summerland packed with guests who had fled sectarian violence in the nearby In southern guerrillas shelled set tlements in northern Israel Wednesday for the first time in the 13monthold but no injuries were Police said the hotel terrorists machinegunned two guards to death and detonated a car packed with killing two parking lot starting a raging fire and shattering the hotels The killers and police said they had no clue as to their Among the 18 wounded by the blast were an Italian soldier in Beiruts multinational peacekeeping force and an undetermined number of other people were Firefighters struggled for three hours to control the which came only hours after Druse gunners in Lebanons central mountains shelled Christian east killing three people including a young wrecking five cars and shattering chandeliers at a Greek Orthodox By early today no group had taken responsibility for bombing the where many residents of the central mountains had sought refuge from the deadly feuding between Druse and Christian They escaped the fighting only to be bombed by said a hotel employee who asked to remain He said most of the hotels 102 rooms were In Tel the Israeli military command said two mortar shells apparently fired by guerrillas in Lebanon exploded near the Israeli border set tlements of Hanita and Adamit on but caused no It was the first time shells fired from Lebanon have landed in Israel since the Israelis invaded Lebanon in June 1982 to smash Palestine Liberation Organization guerrilla The shelling came after the Israeli Cabinet ap proved a partial pullback of Israeli forces from the central mountains 20 miles south to the Awali River in attempts to reduce guerrilla ambushes which have caused scores of Israeli casualties in recent months and raised opposition to the war at Israeli military commentator Zeev Schiff said Israel would relinquish about 200 square miles of the roughly miles now under its control and eventually reduce its troops to Military sources in Israel said the redeployment could begin in a few days and take about 10 but the sources said Israel first wants assurances that PLO guerrillas and Syrian troops will not move See Page 8A A city garbage truck wound up in the trees after a Thursday morning wreck hr N Senler Polish officials to lift martial law tomorrow Poland AP The Council of acting on orders of the nations military leaders and Communist Party chief Wojciech has ordered the lifting of martial law in Poland beginning President Henryk Jablonski told Parliament On Wednesday acting to insure the governments grip on the granted broad emergency powers to Polands Communist leaders so they can act quickly to silence any political threat once martial law shortly before the Parliament approved a series of tough new regulations that further secure the governments In a nationally televised speech Jablonski said At the request of the Military Council for National the Council of State has lifted martial law on the territory of the whole starting July who addressed Parliament im mediately after the Jablonski said martial files suit against PUC By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Texland Electric Company is taking the Public Utilities Commission to The company is suing to obtain the certificate it needs to build a power plant in Central To be located in Milam that plant would produce Texland is a joint venture of two electric cooperatives Bluebonnet and Pedernales Electric Cooperative serves the Canyon Lake area of Coinal The utility commission denied Texlands ap plication for a certificate of convenience and necessity the official term May Teiland but the commission denied the appeal June The suit asks that the denial be set We think we have an excellent said Bill Texland A trial is scheduled for September 19 in Mist District Court in with Judge Charlea Mathews Mathews is the same judge who recently overturned the commissions denial of a rate increase to the Pedernales Electric Twland was formed in by the two cooperatives to try to provide an alternate source of energy to their current the Lower Colorado River law was a an act of The lifting thereof is a conscious choice The governments new contained in a constitutional were proposed by the Communist leadership and were designed to allow the government to impose a state of swiftly reimprison and keep key leaders of the outlawed independent union Solidarity in The amendment was passed 3861 with one Before the announcement that the military decree will be lifted on Polands national the 450 member Parliament approved several special regulations designed to crush opposition to the Communist in effect extending some martial law curbs for an 18month transition The new and a conditional amnesty for political was passed without its permanent provisions after criticism by Roman Catholic primate Cardinal Jozef according See Page 8A Driver injured as garbage truck plows into trees By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A runaway city garbage truck lost its brakes on Moss Rock Drive and cleared about 100 feet of brush and trees at the bottom of the hill at Wood Road Thursday Injuries to the trucks Nasario Herrera were still being determined at McKenna Memorial as of presstime A hospital spokesperson said there were possible internal New Braunfels Police Sergeant John Wommack said the men riding on the back of the truck were off getting trash when the truck started to One said he heard the driver yell No They also said they tried to catch up with but they Wornmack said witnesses indicated the driver did an excellent job of controlling the runaway He missed several parked went right along a See Page 8A Inside Todays Comal County will be warm under partly cloudy akiea today and with highs both days in the low 90a and the low tonight in the mid A few latenight and early morning will burn off by will be from the south near 10 miles per hour today and Sunset today will be at sunrise Friday MX Stay ing Alive The MX missile got another lease on life with a vote by the The victory was due in large part to a frenUc phone lobbying effort by PreJaidMt The vote puts the MX one step closer to Jotatag the nations strategic nuclear arsenal in CLASSIFIED DEAR ABB SCRAPBOOK SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER Daniel Halbardier left and Merlin Wiederstein carry driver Nasario Herrera to the ambulance On the roads again Court may beef up county road crews ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Comal Commissioners have been looking doubtfully at most departments requests for additional staff in When it comes to the road theyre almost begging Administrator Bodo Dietert to take And Dietert isnt sure he can use the extra As far as Im I have enough employees right he told the Com missioners Court on If youve got too many you dont have enough vehicles to transport In Dieterts million budget draft includes requests for equipment that will allow him to better utilize the per sonnel he More he would need more and might be difficult to supervise Dietert added that four new employees were added to the road department last authorizing a 24member Three positions are open at He had some good but 1 Commissioner Evans still isnt In his theres a lot of muchneeded road work not getting done in this and hes willing to spend more money if thats what it Thats the main function of the to keep the roads in good someone See Page IA Grand Jury returns19 indictments By DEBBIE DelOACH Statt writer Possession of controlled substance charges dominated the 19 returned by the Comal County Grand Jury San Antonio residents Robert Keith Carpenter and Sharon and Herbert Hunter Semmes of 31464 Bartels were each indicted for possession of a controlled substance with intent to Semmes was also indicted for possession of a prohibited Palmer Duane Bordelon of 6803 San Antonio Karen Cooper Wilson and Thomas Paul both of 618 Highlands and Stephanie Jane Kanning of 2160 Thousand San were each indicted for felony possession of methamphetanunes Kenneth Dean Grauke of 3903 Barrington San was indicted for felony possession of See GRAND Page
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