Tuesday, August 9, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Suspect arrested in robberies at local motels By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Only one of four suspected motel bandits has been but NBPD Detective Mario Guerrero said Tuesday he might find the other three by the end of the Craig Mathis was placed on bond by Peace Justice Harold Krueger and was still in custody at the Comal County Jail at presstime Hes charged with robbery in connection with the May 22 motel room breakins at The Hill Country Inn and the Gourmet Inn in New Authorities are still looking for Kenneth Kevin Hill and Albert Bonner Arrest warrants have been issued on these three in connection with the same robbery On May gunmen kicked in doors of one Gourmet Inn room and two Hill Country Inn rooms in New Braunfels They knew which doors to kick because they listened to the air If the airconditioners were they figured someone was in the Guerrero After the doors were kicked the gunmen screamed at the told them to cover their heads with the bed and robbed Two of the victims were a Department of Public Safety patrolman and his Authorities were later led to the troopers recovered at Hills The first break in the came when a resident of the Pecan Valley Apartments in San Antonio noticed two men loading things into the trunk of a Suspecting foul the man parked his own car to block the other vehicle and called police Forced to flee on one suspect was and one got away The abandoned vehicle belonged to who showed up at the police station on 4 to ask about his car Mathis was asked about the motel and led authorities to the He described once an employee of the Faust as the gangs Woodson is currently on 10 years probation for a robbery committed on July Hill is also on parole for two burglaries We think these guys were probably involved in similar motel robberies in Johnson San Antonio and Guerrero New Braunfels New Texas 157 Zcituno 14 Pages TUESDAY 25 cents City election has goahead ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The big maybe has melted New Braunfels will hold its City Council election this and with the blessing of the Depart ment of A Justice Department official told City Attorney John Chunn on Monday that the plan had been and that a formal letter would Chunn made the announcement to council Monday and the council decided to meet at next Monday to canvass returns from Districts 1 and Jose Valdemar Espinoza and Norman Kraft are competing for the right to represent District which has a Hispanic population of ap proximately 63 In District which is approximately 71 percent Anglo and Betty Lou Rushing is trying to unseat Mayor Pro Tern Gerald This will be the first time that New Braunfels has elected representatives from singlemember The new which was approved by local voters on April 2 and has been under Department of Justice review since April sets up four such districts which will elect one council member Three other mem bers will be elected at large by the entire It was the method of electing those atlarge members that prompted the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund MALDEF to file a complaint against New Braunfelsnew MALDEF had agreed to support a 4 3 and felt that the four districts were drawn See Page 14 Happy faces Staff by SanCra Preschoolers learn how to dress like clowns a the clowning around class taught at Mountain Valley School by Susie Battle paints Scott McClure Alyssa Markham displays the finished The class was sponsored by Community Coup in Guatemala General deposes Rios Montt secret courts outlawed GUATEMALA CITY AP Guatemalas new ruler has abolished the secret military courts of ousted President Efrain Rios but vowed to wipe out leftist rebels and end his predecessors bornagain Christian influence in this mostly Roman Catholic Oscar Humberto Mejia Vic the defense minister and a 35 year military seized power Monday in a rapidly staged coup that ended Rios Montis 17monthold regime after a brief but bloody Shootout at the presidential Mejia Victores first act as president was to scrap the clandestine courts established by Rios Montt that had sentenced at least 15 people to death for leftist The new ruler also vowed to end the religious fanaticism he said characterized the regime of Rios a general who was a minister in a Californiabased Protestant evangelist Rios Montis loyalisls at the National Palace had held out briefly during a shootout that Mejia Victores said ended with one soldier killed and three Local reporters said two soldiers were The abolition of secret courts was part of a ninepoint program signed by Ihe nations military commanders which largely echoed the goals of Rios Montis rightist The most substanlial difference belween the ousled and new presidenl appears to be Iheir Mejia a 52yearold Roman promised lo respect the faith and traditions of the people of Guatemala and to keep out foreign influences thai wound the feelings lof A joint stalemenl by Ihe com manders said A fanatic and aggressive religious taking advantage of the power of its highest have used and abused tin government for their ignoring the fundamental principle of the separation of church and Rios Montt had promoted evangelical Protestantism in which is about 80 percent He had appointed two elders from his Church of the Word as top Mejia Victores said Kios Montt was at the disposilion of the army but See Page 14 USPS 377880 Noparking statute approved City Council postponed doing anything about the parking problem until next The record shows the council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance prohibiting parking on one side of North and Garza streets But it was onh the first The ordinance must be read at three council meetings before it becomes which puts the final reading on By that the large summer crowds at the Landa Bavarian Village and Prince Solms Park will have gone Council came close to passing the ordinance on emergency which would have made it effective immediately But Mayor Stratemann broke the tie on Barbara Tiekens making it 4 against the emergency I will entertair a motion to pass it on first the mayor Max Winkler made that and Mayor Pro Tern Gerald Schaefer seconded Both men had voted with the emergency chaeier sornewnat The ordinance designates towaway on the east side of Liberty and the south sides of Commerce North The Liberty zone extends from North to Torres Noparking areas on the cross streets are from Liberty to Union Its already illegal to park on either side of Liberty between San Antonio and North As the ordinance applies on weekends and and that only through So by the time its it will indeed be moot for the rest of this And the council agreed the city should Continue ti look for more permanent the parking See Page 14 Comal County soaked by heavy thundershowers Inside Wet was the word as thunderstorms clumped more than two inches of rain in Comal County and the surrounding area in roughly an George a hydrologist with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San said New Braunfels gol inches Monday af while Gruene registered Bulverde reported of an while Canyon Lake recorded Kush indicated that Seguin and an area near Fischer took the brunt of the Some parts of Seguin got up to 3 and 2 inches in 30 minutes was reported near he Most of the rainfall occurred within an hour Monday af Even though city crews didnt have to use any low water crossing there was a flash flood warning in effect We issued the because you just never Kush Things were wet around here to begin and we didnt want any New Braunfels Utilities crews dealt with a little storm with 11 individual outages scat tered throughout its service The outages were mostly on the north and northeast sides of Electrical Distribution Frank Panebianco said Out of the 7 were caused by and four were related to tree problems like limbs falling on wires and knocking out The longest outage lasted about an Panebianco Some of the delay on thai one was It would help so if when people do have utility they could recall if they heard a loud noise or saw Panebianco Accurate information on the location of the especially in rural sure helps cut down our response More rain is in the forecast for Comal with a probability of some locally at 60 percent this afternoon and 40 percent tonight DEBBIE DeLOACH Heart attack kills man at lake By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer A San Antonio man who was originally thought to have drowned in Canyon Sunday afternoon actually died of a heart John collapsed after swimming off the shoreline at Canyon Persons at the scene said Mackeys wife was floating on a rubber raft when she slipped off and he swam out to help She made it to but Mackey called out he couldnt make After assisting him to the two people at the scene administered cardiopulmonary but efforts to revive Mackey said Park Ranger Judy Scott of the Army Corps of Engineers Canyon Ixtke An am bulance was called but he was too far Scott who was not at the said she received reports that Mackey was in the water only a very short but was not breathing when he was brought to the Sheriff Deputy Steve Stapleton responded to the See Page U Todays Weather More rain is in the Comal County with a GO percent chance of thunderstorms this af a 40 percent chance and a 50 percent chance Wednesday Winds will be from the southeast at 510 mph today and but gusty in the vadnity of the Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Wrecker Permits Most of Ihe local wrecker service operators seemed pleased with a revised ordinance which sets up a permit system for their Not everyone was happy as City Council found See Page A Typical First Day All three high schools began football and volleyball workouts Monday with gratifying Attitudes are good and expectations high according to the See Page Ashford Down and Out Evelyn the world record holder in the womens 100meter crumpled to the grabbing her right hamslring and wrilhing in She was the latest victim in a series of in juries that have robbed the inaugural World Track and Field Championships of some of its expected heroes and See Page Libyans divebombing key reports say CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPE SPORTS WtATHER 1113 910 10 10 14 10 4 67 14 2 Chad iAP The government says Ubyan warplanes shattered a twoday lull and dive bombed the rebelbesieged outpost of and Libya is threatening to down surveillance planes sent lo help Chads army Informalion Minister Soumaila Mahamat said the Libyan planes raided the town 500 miles north of the capital NDjamena in three waves Monday blasting residential huts in support of Libyan backed rebels ringing the Hi gave no casualty It was the first reported bombing since Saturday of a strategic desert oasis of people in this destilute warwracked former French The fighting has become a focal poinl of confrontation between Libya and the United States FayaIJirgeau has been under siege since the end of when President Hissene Habres forces chased out insurgents led by former President Goukouni Oueddei after the rebels started a new Goukounis men regrouped with Libyan air support and have repeatedly shelled and bombed the oasis to force the loyalists trapped there to Libyas government has denied active military involvement in the despite witnesses ac counts of Libyan bomb runs on Faya largeau and Western intelligence reports that suggest a heavy Ubyan role in the f ighliiu The SUite Department says Libyan tntops are with the rebels besieging a1argeau In Habres men on Monday paraded before Western diplomats ana reporters a Libyan pilot they claimed was captured over the weekend when a Sovietbuilt Sukhoi fighterbomber was downed near Kayalaigiau But the Libyan news agency claimed Habres troops had seimi the man two years ago Tin Maj Abdassalam Related Page 14 was handcuffed and guarded by soldiers with submachine guns as he told reporters he com manded a squadron of Sukhoi22s and flew at least three missions over He also said his warplane was supplied with napalm and fragmentation bombs for use in the fighting JAN A reported from the Libyan that Col Moammar Khatlafys gunners would shoot down two AW ACS radar surveillance planes sent to the region wherever they may if they in any way have effect over Arab Libyan territories The dispatch did not elaborate Sec