Tuesday, November 29, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas IM i Co Council clashes over parking Wurstfest Wurstf est closed two weeks but the City Council is still arguing about a rental fee for the new parking lot at Elizabeth The Wurstfest Association said no to councils 26 request for a Voluntary payment to help defray the cost of building the which was used by the association during the 10 day Mayor Stratemann got the letter on and read it out loud at Mondays council meeting at Wurstfests Barbara one of the two council members who thought Wurstfest should responded with a written statement explaining her Councilmember Joe Rogers responded to that with some facts and figures on just what the Wurstfest Association has done for the com munity in the Wurstfest president Carroll Hoff manns letter expressed surprise and concern that some members of the City Council do not appreciate the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Wurstfest has donated to the City for the benefit of local not to mention the millions of dollars generated for the local The letter defined some mem bers as who made the motion to request and Betty Lou who seconded that Tieken conceded in her statement that Wurstfest is a smoothly run business that brings financial benefits to our its clubs and she alleged that the Wurstfest Association is powerful enough to intimidate many and accused its officers of being needlessly vindictive and heavyhanded on a number of past Four council three of them members of the Wurstfest took exception to those I dont think Wurstfest intimidates one and I refuse to believe were said Joe Donnie Seay challenged Tiekens statement that Wurstfest should be up front in its proposals and follow through on its He asked for specific examples of promises that the organization had not followed Seay agreed with Hoffmann that the Wurstfest board had never been approached about sharing the cost of the Elizabeth Avenue Many months the council and parks board had talked about relocating the tennis courts and building a much bigger lot that would come closer to the Wurstfest City Manager Delashmutt said he had sent Wurstfest a letter asking it to participate in this Seay said the board had considered helping to purchase the planned site for new tennis That site didnt work out council approved plans for a smaller narking lot on Elizabeth and Wurstfest was not in Seay Tieken noted the city staff did suggest charging the Wurstfest Association per car for exclusive use of the Elizabeth Street lot during the This idea was in the agenda folder for the 8 council I thought it had and included it in the discussion on See PARKING Page 13 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 92 237 14 Pages TUESDAY November 25 cents USPS 377880 Citizens to vote on late bar hours ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Three switch votes killed the latenight drinking ordinance at City Council Monday But voters will see it again on the April election Faced with a petition that would have forced a referendum council members voted 42 against an ordinance which would have revoked the citys right to issue 2 alcoholicbeverage They then voted unanimously to let the people decide in Monday marked the second reading of the which passed 61 on the first reading two weeks There wont be a third reading and it looks as if the bar owners wont need to file their petition If council would agree to put it on the April then we wouldnt need a said Crystal Chandelier owner John Councilmembers Barbara Tieken and Betty Lou Rushing held out for passing the and letting the bar owners demand an election if they so Tieken making the ordinance effective on April so that it would simply become moot if the citizens voted it down on April Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Eberhard didnt see any How Council Voted Heres how City Council voted Monday on the second reading of an ordinance which would repeal late drinking hours m New Braunlels FOR Barbara Belly Lou AGAINST Donnie Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Joe Jose Valdemar Motion point in It seems to me the logical thing is to defeat it and call for a she and voted Joe Valdemar Espinoza and Donnnie Seay the only council member who voted against the ordinance on first reading followed City Attorney John Chunn thought at first that the council could save money by calling the referendum on its According to the city when its done by the council must act on that petition within 30 and take the next election date prescribed by state We are not going to be looking at an April Were going to be looking at a January Rabon See Page 13 Staff photos by John Senter Crystal Chandelier owner John explains the legal ramifications in Rabon left makes his point during the over the latehours Mondays City Council drinking Council agreed with City Attorney John Chunn to call an election on the Shuttle astronauts conduct plant experiments SPACE Houston AP The scientists aboard not content with testing their own bodies to learn how humans adapt to turned today to a related question How do plants know which way is up when there is no up Except for the usual minor the shuttle Columbia and the billion Europeanbuilt laboratory in its cargo hold were doing well after their Monday And so were the six men aboard the orbiting with one fleeting Byron a biomedical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of was unable to Lights to glow tonight Directors of New Braunfels Utilities have some business to conduct But Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Eberhard said theyd probably step outside at 6 to watch the Main Plaza light up for If the lights dqnt go youll see the Utilities Eberhard advised the general public at Mon days council But she doesnt expect that to City Manager Delashmutt said the lighting system had been checked and re and hes been assured that everything is This annual ceremony is geared to New Braunfels younger but the whole town is invited and usually shows Traffic on the plaza will be closed off by as singers from Lone Star Elementary warm up the crowd with a few Christmas As sooft as the big tree is the Canyon Middle School band will bring in the firnengine bearing Santa who out goodies to the Santa iijl stay long enough to meet children and listen to their Christmas Fjiyors are donated by the Down town Association and the Cental Independent Mens PYANNE FRY complete a hop and drop test in which he then let elastic bands pull him to the Spacelab Lichtenberg complained of a little dizziness and disorientation and Mission Control assured him that you did the right thing to stop when you The astronauts split into two teams for their roundthe world experiments and about mid night EST dawn in Europe the red shift took over with West German scientist Ulf Merbold in the laboratory along with Robert One of Merbolds first tasks was to photograph some dwarf sunflower in various stages of to observe the growth movements of the plants in On growing plant parts move in tiny spiral but scientists dont know The called is affected by gravity and scientists want to through a series of timelapse what happens when there is Merbold and Parker continued the Spacelab mission of subjecting or biting humans to tests to see what causes space at one point placing their heads into a rotating dome painted inside with dots of various sizes and The slowly whirling dome was designed to induce a sensation of left to right rotation while a camera records the subjects eye The pictures will be analyzed when the shuttle returns This first use of with 73 experiments scheduled before Columbia lands in California on monopolized airtoground con Little was heard from spacecraft commander John Young and pilot Brewster who had to guide the spacecraft through a series of changes in position to satisfy requirements in five major scientific Lichtenberg and astronaut Owen Garriott spent two hours on the complex job of turning on equipment in the 23footlong reached from Columbias middeck by a Astronauts and scientists worked in Garriott and Parker are mission able both to work on shuttle systems and in a physicist with the Max Planck Institute in West is the first nonAmerican aboard a He and a researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of are the first payload specialists nonastronauts to be on a They began the mission with electrodes glued to their heads and Lichtenberg started the missions first a study of the effect of space on human the blood cells that are a key element in the bodys protection against He injected an activating chemical into an incubator holding lymphocyte The samples will be allowed to incubate for 70 hours and then will be frozen and preserved for study on the In this scientists hope to discover how weightlessness affects human Inside Cheer Fund The project Cheer The goal feeding 120 local families this Wanted your As mentioned in the Thanksgiving Day we are accepting cash or nonperishable food The goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to local families who might not have one without your You can bring your contribution to our offices at 186 Castell or mail it to PO Drawer New Names of contributors will be published Pickup of donated food items can be made by contacting Circulation Manager Don A We appreciate your Todays Weather It will be mostly cloudy today and and partly cloudy Winds will be from the southat 1015 mph today and decreasing to 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at DEAR TV Snow job By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While Midwesterners dug out from a record blizzard and a trickle of travel forecasters warned that a new sister storm threatened to dump more icy inches on the Great Plains today as the fierce weathers death toll rose to Snow from the new storm began falling in Utah early today and the National Weather Service said up to 4 more inches could top the 1 to 2 feet that paralyzed the nations midsection Travelers advisories were in effect today for much of northern Utah and eastern Midwest digging out new blizzard expected As the western Plains braced for though the storm that left it foot drifts in some areas and brought the Midwest to a halt was still packing a wallop further Snow continued to fall today in Wisconsin and with up to 6 new in ches expected before it Freezing rain and sleet left a slippery sheen over northern New The Nebraska State Patrol advised the hundreds of stranded travelers many of whom bunked on church pews and armory floors Sunday night to stay off the roads another Although Interstate 80 was cleared of 8foot drifts and reopened Monday were telling everybody that its still iceand that there is still snow and blowing and that travel is not said a patrol spokesman in I can see drifts from the office and it looks like theyre six or seven feet said Greeley Deputy Bill Theres nothing moving here in Youre just asking for it by being said Bill Brennan of Grand Theres cars strewn all over the See Page 13 daughter hurt in wreck By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A New Braunfels woman and her eightyearold daughter remain hospitalized in San Antonio Tuesday from injuries in a traincar collision on Live Oak Saturday Victoria Robledo of 207 Lone Star was listed in good con dition at Methodist while her daughter Laura was listed as critical in the surgical intensive care unit as of 8 Robledos 1969 van collided with a MissouriKansasTexas Railroad pulling a caboose and a gravel at See Page 13 Suspects plead guilty to two motel robberies Two San Antonio men accused of robbing victims at the Hill Country Inn and Gourmet Inn motels May 22 at gunpoint pleaded guilty in 207th District Court Kevin Hill of 5019 Hershey was sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Corrections by presiding Judge Robert Hill was indicted in August for two counts of aggravated robbery for his part in the robbery of an highway patrolman and his wife at the Gourmet At the same Hill was in dicted on four counts of aggravated robbery by use of a handgun for his part in the robbery of two Hill Country Inn District At torney Bill Schroeder said if no notice of appeal on the 25year sentence is given by Hill within 30 that fourcount indictment will be dismissed as part of a plea bargain Albert Bonner indicted identically to also pleaded Judge Pfeuffer See Page