Friday, November 25, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Com PI Hitch wotnble NB man drowns in Hays County By DEBBIE OaLOACH Staff writer A 22yearold Southwest Texas State University student drowned at Jacobs Well on Wimberleys Cypress Creek sometime Wednesday Richard Madison Patton of Route Box New was pulled from the water about 9 Thanksgiving It took divers from The Dive Shop in San Marcos about an hour to find Pattons That same swimming spot has claimed at least nine other lives we know of in the last Hays County Sheriff Alfred Hohman said Its a big rock hole in the middle of the No one knows for sure how deep It but we know it goes down at least 90 to 100 That well has rooms and chambers that go every which People go down get in trouble and cant get out in We lost two boys there in dived for their bodies five days night and and never found he A spokeswoman for the Hays County Sheriffs Office said Patton entered the water between We got the call about 9 that he was she have been placed numerous times over the wells opening to keep the curious But the kids keep tearing them Hohman They want to go down do what someone else hasnt ever done and then die doing Patton was the son of Robert Frank and Ouida Wynell nee Madison He was born on in Funeral services will be at 2 Saturday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with Gordon Graham of New See Page IDA Christmas to light up downtown New Braunfels will turn on to Christinas Tuesday at when Mayor Stratemann flips the switch on the lights The big Christmas tree is already up on the Main and New Braunfels Utilities has been stringing white lights in the other trees to make them look more Santa will ride in on a fire engine led by the Canyon Middle School Kids who havent the jolly old elf yet will have a chance to make their holiday wishes The exact time of Tuesdays ceremony will depend on the said Gene Chollett of the Downtown Merchants If its a clear were going to turn the lights on at 6 If its dreary and were going to start at so the kids wont have to stand out there so he The crowd will warm up with a bit of After Santa the Downtown Merchants will be giving free treats to the little The annual lighting ceremony is always well and signals the official start of the Christmas season in New New Braunfels New Texas HaraldZeitunfl 235 18 Pages FRIDAY November 25 cents IUSPS 377880 Andropov Soviets will increase arms MOSCOW AP President Yuri Andropov says the Soviet Union will enlarge its nuclear arsenal at in eastern Europe and at sea in response to NATOS deployment of new missiles in Western Most Western leaders said An dropovs carried Thursday by the official Soviet news agency was Little more than a con firmation of longstanding Soviet it was the first time Andropov publicly had disclosed new plans to bolster Soviet maritime nuclear Navy sources in Washington have said several Soviet submarines ar med with nuclear weapons are assigned to positions several hundred miles off the east and west Tr North Atlantic Treaty Organization plans to deploy 572 new mediumrange cruise and Pershing 2 nuclear missiles in five Western European countries starting next Parts of some of the missiles already have arrived in Britain and West Andropov indicated through an increased sea he wanted to keep the direct threat to American soil at the same level as that posed by Western weapons to Soviet Since by deploying its missiles in Europe the United States increases the nuclear threat to the Soviet the corresponding Soviet systems will be deployed with due account for this circumstance in ocean areas and he The Soviet Union on Wednesday broke off negotiations in Geneva on limiting mediumrange nuclear In West Germany and government spokesmen said An dropovs statment was not a It does not meet our but also does not contradict our ex said West German spokesman Peter The Soviet shortrange missiles have been ready for deployment for some The Soviet Union would probably have wanted to deploy them in Eastern Europe in any the British Foreign Office But Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou of who is NATOs leading critic of new missile said the United States miscalculated the Kremlin I warned that the Soviet response would be to increase its nuclear weapons in leave the talks and possibly take additional Papandreou said during a visit to The West contends its new deployment is needed to counter Soviet SS20s aimed at Western Andropov has not been seen in public since His statement was read in full on the main Soviet television evening But as has been customary since he came to power a year no pictures of Andropov were He said the Soviet Union was ending a moratorium on deploying new SS 20s in Soviet Europe and accelerating preparations for shortrange nuclear missiles in East Germany and It goes without saying that other will be taken to ensure the security of the and its Andropov added without Getting tough DWI offenders will face stiffer penalties in 84 By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Modern Tom Sawyers Staff photo by John Senter Brant Steve Hamm and David Hamm take advantage of the sunny weather and no school to head over the Landa Park this The boys had some fishing in People who get caught drinking and driving will be facing stiffer penalties in Increasing public concern about the number of alcoholrelated accidents on Texas highways prompted the Legislature to come up with tough new set of Driving While Intoxicated Starting a suspects refusal to take a blood or urine test will be admissible as trial Jail time and temporary loss of driving privileges will be mandatory for subsequent con In cases where someones been firsttime offenders will be going in the And starting there will only be one first time for each Deferred which allows a defendants record to be wiped clean for good will no longer be allowed in DWI The DWI laws are Youre going to have some things changed enough to get peoples said County CourtatLaw Judge Ron The new law wont transform society Zipp cant even say right now what its longrange effects will This wont be tested until it gets into Its now strictly a raw Its on the and thats he He says his own policy will be but And it looks as if the new rules will make it much easier to be Aggravated DWI is a new term in the state code It refers to any DWI offense which resulted in serious bodily injury to another Penalties for aggravated offenses will include fines from to and jail sentences ranging from 63 days to five The sentences may be but everyone including firsttimers will have to serve at least 30 days in jail as a condition of Involuntary manslaughter by reason of DWI will remain a third degree punishable by fines up to and prison terms from two to 10 The legislature added two wrinkles a minimum of 120 days in even for a probated sentence and suspension of the drivers license from 180 days to two In unaggravated a firsttime offender may get but only if he submits to an alcohol or drug dependency He can avoid having his license suspended by completing a DWI educational course within 180 days of the date of Fines for firsttime offenses will range from to and jail sentences can be three days to two A secondtime DWI offender will have to serve at least three days in even if he didnt cause injury to He may serve as much as two and fines will range from to Third and subsequent convictions will carry fines from An offender may be sentenced to the county jail for 30 days to two or to the state penitentiary for up to five If his sentence is hell have to serve at least 10 days of Drug dependency treatment is a condition of probation for second and subsequent And in any the convict will lose his drivers license for at least 180 Zipp seemed especially excited about the new laws on testing for drugs and alcohol in a suspects Right a test showing alcohol blood content is admissible as evidence in But if a suspect refuses to give a blood or take a breath the prosecuting at torney cant tell the jury about The new law will allow an officer to suspend a suspects license for 90 days if he refuses to take a breath or urine The refusal can be cited during the And there are certain conditions under which an officer can take the blood test without the suspects MilM SO LEBANON Tension remains high along border SUite in Sinai spreads to West Bank PLO loyalists agree to end battle Lebanon AP PLO mutineers and loyalists reached agreement today on a plan to end their threeWeekold battle and evacuate both forces from the Tripoli area within two the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Syria There was no immediate confirmation by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat or his opponents of the which came shortly after loyalists and Syrian backed guerilla mutineers clashed with rocketpropelled grenades and machineguns in this northern Lebanese The agreement was announced at a joint news conference in Damascus by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud alFaisal and his Syrian AbdulHalim The read to reporters by calls or a permanent cease fire in and around a negotiated settlement of the PLOs internal dif ferences and departure of all Palestinian fighters from the Tripoli Prior to the there was a 90roinute exchange of mortar and machine gun fire between the rival forces in Tripoli which Arafats aides described as probing attacks by the rebels to test loyalist defenses in the Arafat had been reported ready to bow to the rebels demands and leave his last Middle East stronghold to avert a provided he got sufficient guarantees for the safety of loyalists and local militia allies he would leave Shells fell in a seaside shantytown and the Azmi commercial district during the One or two shells landed in the city center and the Arafat had been reported ready to bow to the rebels demands and leave his last Middle East stronghold to avert a provided he got sufficient guarantees for the safety of loyalists and local militia allies he would leave In 50 miles south of flew low runs over the city early today as Lebanese troops and Shiite Moslem militiamen battled near the Marine base at the international Marine spokesman Robert Jordan said three shots were fired into the Marine base but caused no He said the shooting stopped when Marines fired a few rounds in Asked whether the incoming rounds were deliberately aimed at the Jordan said They were probably fired in their Arafat gained the release Thursday by Israel of Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners in exchange for six Israeli soldiers captured by PLO fighters in September But his aides said the exchange was not directly linked to Arafats predicament in Thursday also was the first time PLO rebel delegates met with the Saudi mediators in Hundreds of people in Tripoli and in two nearby refugee camps have been killed in weeks of warfare between Arafats forces and the rebels who want to oust him from leadership of the it was announced that President Amin Gemayel will bold talks with President Reagan in Washington on two days after Reagans scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Defense Minister Moshe Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm today with increasing cloudiness Southeasterly winds today at 1015 decreasing to near 10 mph Saturday will be partly windy and warm with 20 percent chance of afternoon Saturdays winds out of southeast at 1525 Sunset tonight will be at with sunrise at Tightening Up In a move that appeared to be designed to foil any Beirutstyle the Secret Service tightened security around the White House during the Thanksgiving holiday by parking seven sand laden dump trucks at five metalgate Sea Page 3A Young folks Tonight in Las heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will fight the son of a man he sparred with 10 years ago former champ Joe RELIGIOUS TV