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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Ntw Texas HeraldZeltuns MA rt A THURSDAY 1983 25 cents 219 20 Sections USPS 377880 Grenada fighting officials say POINT Grenada AP officials have declared that the fighting in Grenada is They plan to fly expelled Cuban and Libyan diplomats from the island today and withdraw American troops by An estimated 600 Cubans remain in captivity on but 57 wounded Cuban prisoners were flown home Wednesday to a personal welcome from their President Fidel In a Cuban diplomat said the 37 Cubans confined in their embassy and surrounded by paratroopers would refuse to leave the island until after the evacuation of the rest of their coun trymen captured in the No date has been announced for the captives return The General adopted a resolution calling for withdrawal of foreign troops from The United one of only nine countries to oppose the resolution said the number of American troops on the tiny Carib bean island would be reduced from to by In Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger informed President Reagan that all hostilities have ceased in which was invaded and a State Department official said seized documents revealed that Grenadas Marxist government had commitments for nearly million in military aid from the Soviet Cuba and North Air Force Rick Mayer said a military plane was scheduled to fly the expelled diplomats out of Grenada but would not say Air Force Brigadier Bob Patterson said the Soviet had requested per mission to land at the headquarters in Grenada to pick up the but the request had been Sir Paul the Britishappointed general who is trying to set up an interim govern ordered the expulsion of the But Gaston first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in the capital of vowed Only by force will the Cubans in this embassy leave before the rest of our countrymen are permitted to Diaz was interviewed through a gate of the fenced Nodding at soldiers lounging under nearby he said the 37 along with two Grenadians also in the were not being allowed to leave or receive The Cubans alleged that the United States was behind the expulsion A official denied No spokesman Guy Farmer said from the State Departments headquarters in the Ross Point Inn in Paul Scoon is the only remaining constitutional authority on the Its obvious he needs and we are at his We are taking our instructions from Sir Paul We dont want to tell him what to The Grenadians must put their own island and they need all the friends they can Farmer officials said the Cuban prisoners on the island will be repatriated Most had been See Page 11A PBS program prompts concern at meeting Stars of the Chemical People program included clockwise from top left Nancy Michael Rita Moreno and Bill Bixby By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Teenagers received a lot of parental attention Wednesday night at New Braunfels Middle But that attention was focused on solving the not complaining at the The problem was teenage drug and alcohol abuse and over 50 concerned citizens parents and teenagers alike gathered in the schools cafeteria to watch PBSs telecast of The Chemical People and then to discuss the problem with a panel of Before the airing of the Lin the Lions Coordinator of the Texans War on explained how the idea for The Chemical People was formulated and what the programs purpose The only way to help their children is to know more about this than they Rose The hourlong hosted by First Lady Nancy dealt with The Chemical I dont think we can afford to lose a generation of our young to the First Lady told the TV Chemical abuse is everyones In a guest actor Bill Bixby quoted the statistics from a nineyear study 93 percent of the nations high school seniors try drinking before their senior Most tried it 45 years before their senior One half of the population of high school seniors have been drunk in the last two There are an estimated 3 million problem drinkers under 60 percent million of the nations high school seniors have smoked marijuana by their senior Many tried it in the 8th or 9th Approximately seniors smoke it every Almost a third of the nations senior class has experimented with percent of the nations seniors have tried percent of the nations seniors hve tried 15 percent of the nations seniors have tried Although the numbers came from a national the panel of experts warned of the problems in Comal County CourtatLaw Judge Ron Zipp I usually see the end result of whatever happens in chemical Noting the Comal County situation is not highly Zipp warned the parents to be concerned If you dont see the theres no semblence of a Zipp See Page 12A SVHS has drug says By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer One out of seven students comes to Valley High School drunk or a SVHS teacher said Those hardhitting words from Charlie Rose Thursday carried more of a punch than the Chemical People town meeting there the night Based on my one out of seven students here come to school under the influence of drugs or Rose I also feel one out of seven students are never never completely free of the effects of Rose is a marketing and distributive education teachercoordinator at His David was unavailable for as of presstime Only three sets of one grand mother and about eight students showed up for town held in conjunction with the Public Broadcasting Systems Chemical People Hosted by First Lady Nancy the television show documented drug and alcohol abuse by this nations young Id like to think those three sets of parents are the only ones with but I know Rose Its either parent apathy or parent and in either its going to destroy our our community and our Panel members who fielded questions after the television broadcast were Comal County Sheriffs Brian Peace Justice Fred pharmacist Ron Ar Peter Robinson and SVHS Student Council President Butch discussion was but we were set up for about 150 Rose I hope I sound as negative as Im upset and and I want to go on The second part of Chemical People on community action will air Wednesday on Peer pressure explored at Canyon conference The message of a chemical society comes up every Feel take a Feel take a And peer pressure carries the same message to students at Canyon High It peer pressure is enormous not so much for the emotionally mature but for the ones who have to feel senior Matt Kyle Its usually and Ill say there are more willing to go along than to Chemical a television show hosted by First Lady Nancy dealt openly with drug and alcohol abuse among young people The 30 people at the CHS town meeting and panel members selected to field their questions were even more As part of the nationwide a man identified as Magic Bill was shown selling drugs and alcohol from the trunk of his He had a captive audience of Weve got our own Magic Police Chief Burney Boeck See Page 12A city to settle Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Of Blue Eyes Jamal Amadon may have never heard of Frank but he has a definite liking for Blue Eyeswho happens to be his Siamese and kitten work on a curbside dam made of mud and grass on Gruene One of three federal lawsuits now pending against the City of New Braunfels is apparently nearing a The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education which filed a suit challenging the citys election system on has an nounced an intention to settle on MALDEF attorneys Judith San dersCastro and Jose Robert and local plaintiff Aguinaldo have called a press conference to announce the settlement at 10 The civil rights organization also expects to settle suits against the City of Port Lavaca and the Calhoun County In the New Braunfels MALDEF charged that the citys four three atlarge election plan discriminates against minority City Attorney John Chunn filed an answer to the suit on in District Court in San DYANNEFRY Todays Weather Downtown New Braunfels received a trace of rain and there were reports of heavy showers in some A total of inch was recorded at Canyon Skies will remian mostly cloudy through with a 40 percent chance of rain this afternoon and Friday and a 20 percent chance Temperatures will be slightly dropping into the mid50s Winds today and Friday will be from the southeast at 1015 miles per diminishing to 510 mph Sunset today will be at and sunrise Friday at Team Spirit A special spirit has guided the Canyon beys and New Braunfels girls cross country teams this season the of Both teams are getting ready for this weekends regional track meet at Fort Sam Page DEATHS OPINIONS TV Garden Ridge tracts zoned ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Garden Ridges Forest Waters Subdivision was rezoned residential by the City Council Wed nesday and 333 acres annexed by the city last fall were zoned The public hearing on both areas lasted less than 15 Council members had a few questions for Bob chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission that recommended the above Commission member Maynard Hamilton also clarified some points for the and everyone else just On the annexed council voted but not without The biggest question why did Kolstads commission want RA zoning for this when it already contains several businesses and a suburbantype residential neighborhood Kolstad said the commission saw the RA zoning as an interim It would be he to zone the whole area with one RA zoning doesnt fit all the but its better than no zoning at The annexed territory has been in the city for 13 and was never zoned until this This would not preclude property owners from coming in later and asking for the zoning on their property to be said For the council will probably want to establish a business district in the FM 2252FM 3009 With the property already protected by RA members will have time to consider in See GARDEN Page 11A Local Greyhound terminal handling freight only in wake of strike By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor The nationwide strike by Greyhound union em ployees left the terminal on South Seguin Avenue quiet this Dorothy agent for the said the it would remain open on a limited basis during the On the terminal will be open from 8 to The strike has limited the activities of the local she We cant sell theres nothing to put passengers she Albrecht the office will be used as a pickup and dropoff station for Northbound and southbound trucks will ship parcels twice a she The strike began at 1 after union workers failed to agree to a percent pay Drivers average per See related Page11 A with in benefits mechanics and service personnel average per with in benefits terminal employees average per with in and office workers average per with in According to its labor costs are anywhere from percent to percent higher than other in tercity The labor problem began before there was a Greyhound Before there was competition from other carriers and Greyhound was able to share its profits with its in the last few Greyhound has found it harder to keep its employees salaries up and keep operating and travel costs As a it has been losing in the travel price war between airlines and other Greyhound has priced itself out of the Albrecht She explained that the line could not keep up its employees salaries and offer competitive prices at the same Albrecht said a school was started in Dallas Monday to train new About five or six bus drivers who are on strike live in New Albrecht Amtrak and Trailway Bus Lines have announced they will honor Greyhound Albrecht said anyone who bought a ticket at the terminal in New Braunfels would be refunded If persons bought their ticket in another the ticket would be mailed away for a she If anyone needs to ship freight that would ordinarily be going through the local they should call 629 6900 for shipping Albrecht
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