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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunffels New Texas HeraldZeltuns WEDNESDAY November 25 cents 92 238 32 Sections USPS 377880 Florida man executed AP Convicted murderer Robert Sullivan was executed today in Floridas electric ending a 10year fight against death that won the attention of Pope John Paul Florida thus became the first state to execute two people since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty seven years He entered the death chamber at and the first surge of volts of elec tricity began at The current was shut off two minutes Sullivan was pronounced dead at by Cahn Despite the pontiffs plea for mercy and last minute legal Sullivan was executed for the April shotgun slaying of Donald an assistant manager at a Howard Johnsons restaurant in south of The victims watch and credit cards were found on Sullivan when he was but the 36yearold inmate contended he was in a homosexual bar at the time of the Sullivan fought his case to the Supreme The Florida Supreme Court and the llth Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta today denied lastminute requests for a stay his Appraisal district gets new directors ByDYAIMNEFRY Staff writer The City of Selma never bothered to cast its half a but the new Board of Directors for the Comal County Appraisal District got elected without Local realtor Esther Boarnet came in at the top of the list with Incumbent director George Erben was next with David and Charles Lewis were seated with votes and Arnold Moos got 834 Moos and Lewis will be sworn in for their third terms in having served on the appraisal district board since it formed in Erben will be starting his second twoyear David and Boarnet have never sat on the board See Page 14A chauffeur final appeal to the Supreme Court failed Tuesday Sullivan had been on death row for a longer than any other inmate currently under a sentence of Witnesses had a clear view of the death chamber through a large Sullivans eyes were watery when he with his head and lower right leg shaved and his pant leg rolled He sat was handed a microphone at and read passages of the 62nd Psalm written on a legal pad And God alone is my soul at because my hope comes from He also had a final statement To all my peers on death despite what is about to happen to do not He thanked Pope John Paul for his personal intervention asking that my life be Several times during the reading of the Psalm he began to but during his final statement he spoke with a clear His face was covered by a black hood before the switch was He and then was Some See Page 14A Santas coming Having finished their Lone Star Primary students watch as Santa Claus rides around the Plaza during Tuesdays Christmas lighting The Plaza lights were turned on Stall photo by John Stattii for the first time although somebody beat Mayor Stratemann to the they were turned on a little too early by Inside Cheer Fund For the second the HeraldZeitung will hold its Cheer Fund food drive to help feed needy families this We were overwhelmed with your response last and were hoping it will continue in As mentioned we are accepting cash or nonperishable food The goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to local families who aught 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 Todays Weather A cloudy backed by a 40 percent chance of will turn into a partly sunny with winds from the north at 15 miles per Tonight will be partly cloudy and with increasing cloudiness and cool temperatures Winds will be light tonight and Sunset today will be at and sunrise Thursday at Really cool San Antonio firm gets air conditioning bid By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer New Braunfels ISO trustees unanimously accepted a bidTuesday of a San Antonio firm to aircondition five And it means the schools will be air conditioned by next school year at the a consultant Guarantee Plumbing and Air conditioning of San Antonio was the lowest of three bidders with a bid of We certainly are pleased not only with the but with the quality of the Glenn Meredeith of HamMer Consulting told the The bid was well within the budget that was he Its gratifying to be able to bring it in within the budget and to get what all we Meredeith we will have air con ditioning by next school if not We feel happy and pleased with the theyre putting on the he Meredeith reported his firm had checked Guarantee Plumbings references in San Those past customers were very pleased and gave good They plan to go right down the line following Meredeith Theyre just cooperating in every Thats not to say we wont have any problems you do on every construction job but were starting out on the right he In making a motion to accept the firms trustee Bob Self Im familiar with Guarantee Plumbing and theyre a fine After the vote was board president Margy Waldrip By May Im sure well have it all ready Noting that the legal deadline to finish the project is July Meredeith Im not sure if well turn on one or five switches at the same The first school to be air conditioned will be Lone Star According to Guarantee Plumbing will try to get as much done as possible during Christmas We just have to hope it goes he The other schools to be air con ditioned are Carl Schurz In Seele New Braunfels Middle School and Lamar Special Meredeith suggested Guarantee Plumbing may be able to send two or three crews for the NBISD See Page 14A rescued Netherlands AP Police rescued multimillionaire brewer Alfred Heineken and his chauffeur early today from a threeweek kidnapping They spent much of the time chained in concrete cells at an isolated Both Heineken and chauffeur Ab seized 9 by assailants armed with machine were in good according to police spokesman Kees who headed the nationwide hunt for the A ransom of an unspecified amount was and some was police Earlier reports had said the ransom demand ranged between milion and Heineken is the nations largest brewery and the largest supplier of imported beer in the United While the rescue was being carried police arrested 24 persons believed involved in the kid napping during a threecity Speaking at a news Sietsma said the 5 raid on the warehouse in an isolated industrial park on the outskirts of was mounted as a result of an earlier An anonymous letter received 16 by a crisis center set up at the brewery indicated that three who operated a dubious in the industrial might be involved in the according to The three who police have not iden ran a auto wrecking and carpentry firm in the an industrial park near the Amsterdam who had delivered the ransom to a site near the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday had put the site under and raided it when no further contact was made by the kid Police at first found no one in a predawn search of See Page UA Mad at LCRA Utilities board airs gripes against power supplier By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer We dont get no respect was the message from New Braunfels Utilities trustees in talking about broken promises and shortcomings of the Lower Colorado River I think any dealings with LCRA should be in writing and in Mayor Stratemann and then put it in a bank vault for safe We need to be a little more hardnosed with those and show a little more Edgar Sahm LCRA takes us for Board chairman Bill Brown had a concrete asking Sohn to work up a eluding nonparticipation in LCRAs Fayette to be signed by the NBU What got the Utilities board so hot and bothered For industrial customers in other nearby LCRAsupplied cities buy their power cheaper than San Marcos is the main concern A typical industry there might pay a month for power from while NBUs cost as a LCRA customer might turn out to be more than Utilities manager Bob Sohn has The average difference is in the neigh borhood of 15 he NBU doesnt get any breaks for being a 138 kv LCRA LCRAs present rate structure shows no difference between 138 kv and 69 kv even though its cheaper for LCRA to serve 138 kv Sohn has LCRAs distribution voltage is 138 and anytime you step pdown the you have to put in a To Sohn has been working within the confines of the Wholesale Power Customers group to get these discrepancies The message he got from the NBU board Tuesday night was a little more Youre telling me you want NBU to take some initiative of its and I take your comments very Sohn See Page 14A Utilities chips in for study wastewater plant bid approved Stall photo by John Senter Wednesday crash A child of 22 months received minor injuries Wednesday morning when her mothers car struck this cement culvert on Bear Creek Road FM EMS personnel said the little girl fell off the front seat and hit her She was treated and released at McKenna Memorial The mother received no injuries requiring New Braunfels Utilities trustees joined the rank and file agreeing to spend up to for more study on a intergovernmental vehicle maintenance Of the five entities formally approached with the idea on the City of New Braunfels and NBU have each approved the New Braunfels ISO appointed a threemember committee Tuesday night to look into the idea and report back to the board That group has not yet ap proved the and Comal County Commissioners Court and Comal ISO have not met since the 17 Utilities roundup each entity operates its own vehicle maintenance program at different But the idea of a shared facility must first be proven and thats where the from each entity comes Each approving entity has also ap pointed two representatives to a steering committee to work with architect Gene Rutherford on the ideas The representatives will then report the fin dings good or bad back to their respective Utilities Manager Bob Sohn and trustee Arno Becker will represent NBU on the steering Board Chairman Bill Brown said he had mixed emotions about the But it has so I think we should sign up and play the Brown I think the theory is Any service business is going to have priority Becker like in my whose car is more important Browns or Edgar See Page UA
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