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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Ttxas 177 14 Pages TUESDAY 1983 USPS 377880 The summer season ends Rafters negotiate their craft down the Guadalupe River Staff photo by Cindy Pif Summer of reviews By DYANNE FRY Staff writer As Labor Day weekends this past one was not quite But the Comal County visitor industry seems to have had a pretty good summer Canyon Dam Reservoir Manager Philip Parsley believes its been a record year for the Canyon Lake which may have received more than 2 million visitors since Were ahead on visitations so Every month this year has either been a record as compared to all past for example or very close to said An estimated people visited the federal parks around the lake this past said park ranger Judy Thats but it was no Fourth of July by any she Over the threeday Independence Day some people visited the Tom executive vice president of the Chamber of told a similar story about business in although he has no statistics to go on We had a good no great increases in just a good comparable to last said I think the crowds were a little down this past County Sheriff Walter Fellers Its been a busy summer for I believe the busiest weve he But describing the holiday he I dont figure it was much different from an average summer except it was Purdum thought that day use of recreation facilities in the area may have gone down while overnight lodging areas stayed pretty The Chamber estimates day use by checking statistics in the city Purdum said people who rent lodging at local resorts dont usually spend much time at Landa Park thats more used by visitors who just drive up for the Bob who owns Landa Resort and the Schlitterbahn water amusement observed the The which could be con sidered a dayuse had a record Business at the which offers overnight camping and was down 20 to 25 Henry He attributed this to the fact that the Chamber of Commerce is no longer advertising for summer and said he warned the City Council this would If business was hurt by lack of it was only in the River Road with its hefty crop of canoe and kayak rental Even hardship is I think we had better business this year than last because they the Corps of Engineers at Canyon Dam cut the water down lower last said Jennifer Phelps of Abbotts River She indicated canoes may have moved a little slowly this but there were plenty of raft and innertube Phelps indicated that Labor Day weekend started but picked up as it went It wasnt really busy but it was Our parking lot was she Reagan avoids new sanctions WASHINGTON President avoiding tough economic sanctions in the wake of what he says can only be called the Korean Air I jne called for strength to deter the Soviet With a tough vote coming up in Congress on the MX missile and possibly others on military involvement in Central America and the president worked a reminder about the Soviets massive military buildup into his nationally broadcast address Monday Until they are willing to join the rest of the world we must maintain the strength to deter their he turning to Congress for a condemnation of the downing of the Korean jumbo decided not to delay arms reimpose a grain em bargo or try to halt high technology shipments to the In his he sought to present the United States case against the Soviet Union for what he said was the savagery of their and used a tape recording of a Soviet pilot reporting to a ground controller that the target is destroyed two seconds after a missile was The president acknowledged that a RC1J5 spy plane operated in the area where the Korean plane had flown before it was But he said the plane was back on the in one hour before the Korean plane went and At no time was the RC135 in Soviet Related Page 3 The 747 has a unique and distinctive silhouette unlike any other plane in the Reagan There is no way a pilot could mistake The 16minute speech from the Oval used tough language to characterize the downing of the This crime against humanity must never be here or throughout the he Five times he used the w ird massacre to See Page 14 Mideast tragedy Two Marines killed as troops shelled Lebanon lAP Two Marines were killed and two wounded in a rocket attack at Beirut airport and DruseChristian mountain fighting left 134 more dead and 345 authorities The Marines died in a barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired from a Shiite Moslem neigh borhood near the spokesmen They were the third and fourth Marines killed in Lebanon in eight Marine spokesman Robert Jordan said the Marines later fired two 155mm rounds at an artillery battery1 that had been firing at us from south of the airport at Beiruts southern In Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said the Marines will just try to im prove their defensive of they are firing Christian forces conceded the fall of the central mountain highway town of Bhamdoun to what they called Syrian and Palestinianbacked Druse the first major Druse victory in the fighting touched off by the Israeli armys pullback to the Police said the latest casualties in the mountain fighting raised the toll to 216 killed and 561 wounded since Sunday when the Israelis evacuated the heights and redeployed to safer positions in the Israeli officials in Jerusalem said Israeli forces have no intention of reentering the Lebanese mountains unless Syrian or Palestinian forces move into areas captured by the presidential envoy Robert McFarlane flew from Beirut to Damascus in an attempt to get Syrian officials to put pressure on the Druse to stop the They Druse i have entered They are committing massacres and crimes unprecedented in the history of said the Voice of Lebanon radio station of the rightist Christian Phalange Party in admitting the fall of miles See Page M Three injured in FM 306 wreck Three persons have been hospitalized after a threecar collision late Saturday night on FM The accident occurred about in front of the River Oaks The accident occcured when a vehicle driven by Phillip Sanchez of traveling crossed the center line of FM 306 and collided with a vehicle traveling the Department of Public Safety Another vehicle traveling north swerved out of the way of the Sanchez Sanchez vehicle hit the rear light of that the DPS No one in that vehicle or in the Sanchez vehicle was Traci Lynn Spivey of San was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for The passengers in her a 6monthold child and 21 were taken to Hays County Hospital for Sanchez was ticketed for driving while in the DPS He was charged with OWI and released on bond from the Comal County Jail The accident was investigated by DPS trooper Jim Comal County Sheriffs deputies and New Braunfels EMS services wtre also at the City parks projects keeping crews busy Rummaging around Bryan Machuca left and Garza check out a game which was up for sale at the Teen Connection Rummage Sale Sttlf photo by fnncts The sale was held to raise money for the alternative which has scheduled a ribbon cutting at 2 City police car smashed while stuck on tracks By OYANNE FRY Staff writer A suspected gunman escaped on the Missouri Pacific Railroad A police car went after but didnt escape the train that came a few minutes No one waa hurt in the Sunday morning incident near the Jahn Street but the car was a total The runaway as of Tuesday had yet to be Some time after 2 city patrolmen were investigating of gunshots being fired in the vicinity of the Texas Junction night They bad cordoajd off the and apprehended two naar the railroad crowing just next to the A third tuapect fled northward on the Patrai John and this man luppnaedly had a handgun in his A patrol car with one wheel on the railroad crossties and one on the side of the builtup He ran into a soft spot and and very effectively highcentered McEachern The officer got out of the car and notified his supervisor it was stuck at About somebody said they beard something go It was a matter of four McEachern We made every effort to notify the Missouri Pacific McEachern continued But it was a fairly large Even though we set off and ran way down the the engineer wasnt able to Just two months a city fire truck suffered a similar Its motor stalled on a railroad track nortb of white iU crew was attempting to put out grafts fires By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Ask city Parks and Recreation Director Court Thieleman about current and hell say hes got his hands full With the upgrading of the Soccer the parking lot in front of the Landa Recreation the parking lot on Elizabeth Street and the hike and bike trail as part of Hinman Islands itd be hard to The soccer project is a joint effort between the city and the two soccer associations in Complete blading and leveling of the existing fields was finished about a month and an underground sprinkling system was The city supplied the sprinker control manpower and digging equipment the soccer associations paid for the Last two of the six fields became the citys first ex periementation with a process known as The other four fields will get the usual sodeeedend fertilize Thieleman We tried because we wanted to experiment with and because it is supposed to give a three inch growth in just two the director Its not an unheardof but its a first for and was the thing to do in the interest of Hydromulch is a mixture of Ber muda grass seed and Its mixed with water at the and in this was sprayed from the back of a The two fields chosen for hydromulching usually get the most The next two weeks are crucial to the Thieleman and weve already received calls about wasting But we have to keep the ground and the automated systems been set to water twice a one hour each sprinkler water might run off in the But the process is worth the extra he and after the two well go back to watering every other Thieleman said the next soccer complex project will be the in stallation of a security because theres nothing there now to keep vehicles off the playing The fence should be in before soccer play starts in late September for at least 600 area Once additional funds are theres more improvement on its way to the Complex like concession and better roads and parking Its like last year they had cow pastures to play Thieleman joked This theyll have soccer Even though parking lots in the park have been like thorns in his Thielemans got two lots going in this both just minutes away from his off Ground was broken for the lot in front of the Rec Center Tuesday which will also be a Jaint city effort this with the Wurstfest Thieleman warned those who usually cut around the aide of the Rec Center to avoid the yield sign at the corner near the miniature golf Its probably not a good idea to do that because youll probably wind up face to face with a big dump truck or be Work on the Elisabeth parkiag across from the Circle Arts is also scheduled to begin this Thieleman said each parking lot should provide at least M and both should be finished in timeforWuratfeet Construction of the hike and bike trail from the railroad rightofway along the Comal River and Hinman lalaud Drive has also as part of the longrange Hinman Island Redevelopment gee Hafe 14 Thats 24 hours a and a utUe
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