Friday, September 9, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels TMM HoraldZeltum I OO 10H 1Q DaruM 1 FRIDAY September 1983 25 cents 180 18 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 Korean jets spying By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A top Kremlin general said today a spy plane rendezvoused with a South Korean airliner that entered Soviet airspace on Washingtons orders and ignored at least 120 warning shots before a Soviet warplane destroyed it with a The plane obviously must have been flying toward Soviet airspace fulfilling a spy mission Why did it proceed in no other place than the one with Soviet in stallations asked Marshal Nikolai the Soviet military chief of In a rare news conference at the Soviet Foreign Ministry televised Ogarkov told foreign reporters that Soviet defense forces detected Korean Air Lines flight 007 flying side by side with an American RC135 surveillance aircraft for 10 minutes near a sensitive Soviet military zone in the Sea of 310 miles off the jetliners in tended Their flights were certainly coordinated so as to make Soviets our task more difficult and confuse our air defense for the marshal He said the South Korean Boeing 747 later tried to flee when interceptors scrambled to meet it and defied 120 warning shots before a Soviet warplane blasted it with an airtoair This was the first Soviet acknowledgment that one of its planes downed the South Korean jetliner with a one of two Ogarkov said were the Soviets had said only that the flight was On the warning Ogarkov said Soviet pilots fired two sets of warning including a series of four bursts totalling 120 rounds of tracer The United States has admitted that an RC135 spy plane was in the area the day of the but claims it was never closer than 300 miles to the jetliner and was on the ground in Alaska one hour before the jetliner was shot down Sept See Page IDA Cigarette suspected in store fire By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor Schertz officials have narrowed the cause of the Garden Ridge Pottery and World Imports fire last week to a dropped lighted Thats what is Schertz City Manager Jimmy Gilmore said this Theres really no way of Gilmore said arson was not a factor in the The fire began about shortly before the stores closing Firefighting units from all over the San Antonio area battled the flames all Gilmore said units remained at the scene throughout the night and the next day to check for hot spots in the destroyed Damages to the building and merchandise were estimated at Gilmore said he was distressed at false reports by news media that not enough water was available to put out the Gilmore said the reports indicated that the fire was prolonged by lack of That is just not he Gilmore cited water a water source located 257 feet in front of the building and two sources located 600 feet and feet behind the pottery Gilmore said there were more water sources surrounding the We pumped gallons in three he That kind of stuff wood and dry merchandise goes Every precaution was Gilmore said he was proud of the firefighters who helped battle the I dont think you could ask for more professional he Gilmore said Eric owner of Garden Ridge Pottery and World has told him he plans to reopen Were real proud of Gilmore A perfect fit Staff phutu tty Ciitly fiithardscn not Juan might need his firefighters suit taken up a Thats fireman Frank Gonzales adjusting his City firefighters and fire marshal Elroy Friesenhahn talked about fire safety Thursday at a local day care As Rivas found their presentation included some handson seeks way past PUC By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Texland Electric Company has decided to try new angle in its ef forts to build a power plant in Milam County At a meeting of the City Council of Johnson City Tuesday that citys council members voted unanimously to proceed with efforts to help Texland circumvent the Public Utility Commission t PUC i Under the PUC Regulator cities dont have to go through the PUC to build power said Bill spokesman for The Johnson City council members voted to file a lawsuit in district court asking for a declaratory judgment re affirming that statutes application in this Texland is a joint effort of the Pdernales Electric Cooperative PEC and the Bluebonnet Electric and was formed in 1980 in an effort to provide an alternate source of other than the Lower Colorado River Texland has previously worked with the City of Rockdale in a similar effort to bypass the We had talked with the PEC attorneys and financial and they said that that might be a route to Cunningham explaining that no decision had been reached by but research and negotiations were Cunningham and Bennie general manager of the at tended the Johnson City Council meeting this when the unanimous vote was made We were told that the declaratory judgment was not absolutely but it See Page 10A Inside Smitheon Valleys Shalyn Hall during Prtdayiuutch with Ckmerw to opta the annual lYattlein The Rangerettea won to in the tournament continue today and Saturday at Now and Canyon high Praadaeo both have high Hilary of playing tach Thuredey alfht at Viking turnovers real yaxaar fcr ABCs ftrat Thuradayolght CLAMMPWD IA Nicaragua on alert after airport bombed Nicaragua AP Antiaircraft The Reagan administration aids the Nicaraguan Nicaragua AP Antiaircraft units were on maxium alert today after rebel exiles in two small planes bombed destroying part of the capitals airport and wounding three soldiers and a In neighboring Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger attended the graduation of a Salvadoran battalion at a new regional military training center and visited the center of military Eden Pastor commander of rebels fighting in southern Nicaragua for the Democratic Revolutionary claimed responsibility for Thursdays bombings in Managua and threatened more such Nicaraguan leaders and their Cuban allies blamed the United States for the although Pastora has said his group receives no The official Cuban news Prensa quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying the United States was to blame because of the Reagan administrations support for rebels fighting in northern Nicaragua and the intimidating character of American military maneuvers in The Reagan administration aids the Nicaraguan Democratic based in the north and includes members of late strongman Anastasio Somozas natinal Pastoras CostaRica based alliance is composed mainly of disenchanted He was a hero in the revolution that toppled Somoza in The state of maximum alert was declared after antiaircraft gunners shot down the Cessna 402 that bombed the airports main killing its two The Defense Ministry communique said one of the Agustin carried im migration and naturalization Gary and William R were en route to Managua when the bom bings took Their flight was diverted to Hon duras and arrived later in in a telephone conversation with his office in called the raid illconceived and He said he and Hart saw lots of smoke broken glass and oil with the fuselage of the downed plane sheared in Sea Pacific MflwJOO Comfund tops in first week of annual drive By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The 1983 Comal County Community Fund campaign officially took off on after slightly over was collected in ad vance The grand totals now grown to and Comfund publicity chairman Leland Cox said Thats not bad for a weeks worth of Cox also said this years With it seems to be doing just that The reception weve received from people in Comal County is the beat Ive seen in Mveral We put a presentation on at the Lions and got a terrific he To schedule a Comfund any interested organization should call Suzanne Comfund at the New Braunfels Chamber of Herbelin said Friday that most of the progress this past week has been Were still out there she So hopefully more will be coming in next Part of the immediate response has been with the blue pledge which were sent out in most bank statements from Guaranty First New BraunfeU National and New Braunfels Savings and and customer bills from Guadalupe Valley Telephone We had just a good response last year the envelopes were yellow instead of blue that we decided to try it again this Herbelin The 1983 drive goal is Comfund went over its goal last when more than was collected in pledges If the 1983 goal is the following Comal County organizations will reap these benefits Salvation Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation Humane Crisis Youth American Red Head Boy Scouts of Girl Scouts of Home Senior Citizens Community Service plus for capital im provement Arthritis Childrens Habilitation Center i formerly known as the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Child Welfare Hays County Womens Canyon Volunteer Action Texas Society for Autistu Bihl Rehabilitation and for the national United Way The Chamber of Commerce will also receive for clerical and has been designated for Architect gets goahead on new county jail Weather The word go for Jail architect DiStephano to get to the nittygritty of the new Comal County Comal County Coauniaaionen voted unanimously Thursday to allow DiStephano proceed with the engineering thoat have been approved the court can begin looking for to get the jail UVtaahano head of the Houston firm planning iaDI The plani for the million which will be built on Water Lane with frontage on Weat Ran Antonio have not been changed the last court DiStephano The should meet the federal well state he told the commissioners DiStephano assured the commissioners that he would keep in touch with them during the planning and building of the the plans Ill be bringing them to the he Well make decisions we progress The proposed Wbed facility will house three as many prisoners as the present Tim administrative assistant to the commissioners said after the The new jail is adaptable for DiStephano The plans include one central control area which provides visibility throughout the There are no blind spots in this DiStephano DiStephano told County Judge Fred Clark that the jail would be built by late lawsuit aettlemeiieRytt required to have a new jail built by that Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy today and becoming partly cloudy Probability for thunderstorms is 60 percent today and and 2U percent Winds will be southeasterly near 10 rnph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Local tamparaturaa High today will be in the upper low tonight in the mid and a high Saturday in the low 90s ThuWMratagtlew and yesterdays high