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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Mitch Comp New Braunfels HgraldZeitung Ntw Ttm 92 244 16 Sections THURSDAY 1983 25 cents BMMBSBBVB USPS 377880 Faulty computer delays landin SPACE Houston AP Columbia and its six crewmen were forced to delay their return to Earth today after veteran spaceship commander John Young reported computer failure on the shuttle just 4tt hours before this mornings planned The astronauts were in no immediate Only one computer was and Columbia has four any one of which could guide the ship to a safe The computers operate wing flaps and other spaceship control surfaces during Controllers considered a landing at Edwards Air Force later It had been set for EST on the 162nd Landing on the shuttles 165th orbit of the Earth would be about PST and on the 166th about Forecasters said weather would be good throughout the day at Ed Young radioed the control center about four hours before Columbia was to land on a California desert runway that two of the ships four computers had failed and that the failures apparently were associated with jet thruster Communications with Columbia and its sixman crew were scratchy at the and Mission Control spokesman John Lawrence said flight directors considered waving off the landing until later in the Minutes Young reported Computer 2 was back on but that 1 apparently had hard Columbia has four general purpose The astronauts were reported to be in no since Columbia has four other any one of which could guide the ship to a safe One is sufficient to control the spacecraft and guide it safely back to But without a more thorough analysis of what was Mission Control said it might hold off a Controllers directed Young to go into free drift and not fire any thrusters until they got a better handle on what the trouble The problem cropped up as Columbia and its Spacelab cargo were heading home with scientific knowledge gathered in 10 unprecedented days that proved the value of humans as researchers in See you back on Young told Mission Control as he and his five crewmates gathered in Columbias cabin for a final telecast Wednesday Young and pilot Brewster Shaw were to guide the with Spacelab in its cargo to a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Californias Mojave Desert at Pacific time Weather conditions there were See Page 8A V Shadow vision Simon Colgan and his shadow shell pecans in the late afternoon sun on his front porch at 1093 Coll Not a native of Stattphoto by John Senter is rather impressed with South Texas which has blessed locals with a good pecan crop this Local daughter survive crash By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer A Canyon Lake woman and her daughter are in a San Antonio hospital after their car was forced off an Interstate 10 bridge and flipped onto Loop 410 in San Antonio early Wednesday Kathleen and her were southbound in a 1978 Corvette in a right lane on according to a San Antonio Police Department A1978 tractor driven by Alton was in the interstates center but then moved into the right lane and hit the After hitting the the 18wheel truck veered back into the left then swerved back into the right forcing the car against bridges guard police Markhams automobile traveled along the guardrail for 15 splintering several wooden rail posts and shearing a light police The Corvette then flipped over the overpass turned upside and fell approximately 20 feet into an eastbound lane of Loop There were no vehicles traveling under the bridge when the Corvette Jackson told officials he had looked into his rearview mirror when changing but had not seen the The accident happened at Markham was taken to Medical Center Hospital where she was treated for multiple She is conscious and was listed in fair condition this Markhams daughter was treated and Jackson suffered a cut on his The accident was investigated by officer Steven No charges will be Unsolved murder leads local officers to Henry Lucas From ttaff end wirt reports Comal County Sheriffs Investigator Gilbert Villarreal and Texas Ranger Ray along with investigators from four have taken a number to talk to selfproclaimed mass murderer Henry Lee Their and hopefully will come up in Georgetown Weve got an appointment to talk to Lucas about the possible homicide of a Latin female on June on Interstate 35 near VUlarreal The believed to be 20 years has never been Her clad in only a bright colored a bra and white was found south of the rest area in a ditch between Interstate 35 and the frontage She died from multiple gunshot wounds five directly above her right and one above her right all at close with a caliber The also showed the was not He Lucas has admitted to other interstate so were hoping he can help us out with this We tried to follow up with Set V V itlpr anneal mav be reconsiden Butler appeal may Ortiz convicted of lesser charge By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Harris attorney for former Comal County highway patrolman Robert was real sur prised at the Public Safety Commissions decision Wednesday to uphold the firing of a Vidor were still considering an appeal on Roberts but Im definitely having second Butler said The Public Safety Commission voted 30 to uphold the firing of James also represented by Harris Wade was token off the DPS payroll in May after he refused a transfer from Beaumont to a transfer he said was part of a harassment campaign by DPS supervisors that drove him to consider who filed an million damage suit against certain DPS officials in federal court in stated his mistake was complaining to his sergeant and captain about a required quota of 10 traffic citations a Robert Butler sought an injunction against his Rockport transfer order from 207th District Court Judge Robert In the fiveday testimony alluded to a ticket but only as one method used to measure a troopers who also has a civil suit pending at DPS New Braunfels James Holder and DPS Director James testified trouble started when he reported certain violations law to appropriate law enforcement officials in good He said his transfer was punitive in while DPS officials labeled it for the good of the Butler was suspended without pay 18 after he failed to report for duty in The reason given by DPS officials for the as well as his discharge was See Page 8A Alfred Gonzales charged with delivery found guilty Wednesday of the lesser included offense of possession by a Comal County Ortiz was the first of over 30 persons arrested in the massive county drug bust in July to be tried by a Others have pleaded guilty and been sentenced by a while one charged with delivery of LSD cut his jury trial short last week when he changed his plea before the jury determined his guilt or The Ortiz jury deliberated about 30 minutes before reaching the guilty following closing arguments The punishment phase of the trial then began with testimony from a federal probation He testified that Ortiz is currently on federal probation for possession with intent to deliver 54 pounds of In closing District Attorney Bill Schroeder asked the jury to set aside the fact that Gregory Butch Thomas the states key witness has been living in a chemical world since age Ortiz is leading you up a primrose Hes sending up all the smoke he and maybe someone will get lost and cant make a On the witness Ortiz denied any knowledge of a buy Thomas described in allegedly one eighth of a gram of metham phetamine for Ortiz also said he met Thomas that day or other Mark told the jury the state did not prove its The indictment read that Ortiz personally delivered the metham phetamine to He didnt testify to that The state didnt prove its so you must consider the lesser offense of Clark along with Robert were identified as Department of Public Safety narcotics who solicited Thomas cooperation as an Citing serious problems during the course of the Clark Do the police have a motive to hang something on Ortiz they They want another deal for in Schroeder had the last What Clark is saying is these police who protect all of set this all the district attorney Thats a vicious attack on their no question about The only way to come back with a notguilty verdict is to say to those You lied to You fabricated this whole Schroeder Are you really going to do that With the guilty verdict the punishment phase will begin again at 9 Friday in 207th District DEBBIE DeLOACH T v sunny and a little L V for the liner ally tiutlaki will t Stt Garden Ridge More zoning categories in the works By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Convinced that three kinds of zoning arent enough for a growing the Garden Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission went to work this week on an update of the zoning Chairman Bob Kolstad gave the City Council a progress report Wednesday and outlined the commissions ideas on expanding the existing three zoning classifications into The present zoning ordinance provides for R RA residentialagricultural and B business although there is no territory zoned B at Planners and zoners met 1 and agreed that the business classification was too They have suggested dividing this category into two Bl retail business and neighborhood services and B2 general and adding an 11 light industrial The commission is proposing a PD pre development which would restrict development on newlyannexed land until city authorities have a chance to look at needs and possible Kolstad says the nearby City of Live Oak has this classification in its zoning Members agreed to leave the RA classification as but they disagreed on different types of residential Kolstads report outlined three The present R zoning singlefamily with a minimum lot size of square feet would become An R2 classification would allow for smaller singlefamily minimum square R3 would be a garden or Four commissioners favored the R2 and two were On the matter of garden the group agreed the best thing to do was circulate a questionnaire and find out whether residents want this type of development in the Kolstad thinks there may be a market for especially given the number of retired people that settle in Garden He said some of those people may eventually decide that keeping up a big yard is too much but they might still want to stay in the At this the commission is proposing a See Page IA   

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