Thursday, January 5, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas billion price tag Kissinger panel wants big bucks for Central America WASHINGTON AP The Kissinger Commission on Central America is expected to recommend that the United States spend billion in economic and military aid over the next several years to help resolve development and security problems in the of ficials The who asked not to be said the recommendation will be included in a report the commission will submit to President Reagan next They said the known formally as the National Bipartisan Commission on Central is not expected to call for significant departures from the present administration policy toward the The which has a 10 deadline for completing the will suggest that the bulk of the suggested aid package be earmarked for economic consistent with current Alluding to the billion aid recom one official said that figure is comparable to what the United States has spent in the region over the past several Headed by former Secretary of State Henry officials said that at the insistence of its more liberal the panel will urge that continued military aid to El Salvador be linked to im proved human rights per Kiss 12member commission encompasses a wide range of political Its members include the former Republican governor of William Clements San Antonio Mayor Henry a Democrat former Democratic National Committee chairman Robert Strauss and AFLCIO President Lane In gathering information for the the panel made two trips to the region and heard testimony from dozens of expert including ail former presidents and secretaries of state still officials said that at the insistence of its more liberal the panel will urge that continued military aid to El Salvador be linked to improved human rights It will call for maximum pressure on Salvadoran authorities to end politicallymotivated At the same the panel also is expected to recommend an increase in military aid to El Salvador on grounds that the Salvadoran Army cannot win the fouryear old civil war there if current assistance levels are the officials On State Department spokesman John Hughes described the present aid level of million as insufficient and asserted that the Salvadoran government recently has demonstrated a clear deter mination to take action against human rights The commission also will recommend that Nicaragua not take part in American economic assistance the officials unless it holds free elections and respects the prin ciple of nonintervention in the internal affairs of its hits pharmacy By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer A sign on the old Comal corner Southwestern Bell Office says Closed in big The small print underneath designates Landa Pharmacy as a Limited Service The word limited is there for a People cant pay their bills at Landa Pharmacy and people cant shop for various phone models like at Phone Centers in some San Antonio So what can people do at Landa Pharmacy We are a pickup said pharmacy employee Cheryl If people want to turn in their old phones they once leased from South western they can do that If theyve ordered a new phone from they can pick it up she We have nothing to do with billing and we dont carry phones for people to look Putting a simple local explanation to a complicated process wasnt but Katon If people want to turn in their old phones because they got one as a gift or they went out and bought they come fill out a memo form and turn in their she See Page 14 New Braunfels Herald New Texas 93 4 14 Pages THURSDAY 1984 25 cents USPS 377880 Marines return may be hastened by Saudi plans Hosing it down Paul Lenz of the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department battles a grass fire which flared along Potash Road in Guadalupe County Two units from the New Staff photo byJohnSenter Braunfels Fire Department assisted Lake and the fire was snuffed out in about 30 The caus was listed as WASHINGTON AP Reagan administration officials say they arc optimistic that a plan to expand the authority of President Amin Gemayels government in Lebanon will eventually mean Marines stationed there will be They hope the government and rival Lebanese factions can agree by the weekend on the which is being promoted by Saudi Arabia and was discussed with Gemayel on his recent visit to The plan would extend authority of the Gemayel government over much of the 40 percent of Lebanon that is not under Syrian or Israeli it wouldnt lead to what the Reagan administration has said is its main goal in the withdrawal of Syrian and Israeli An agreement for the withdrawal of those armies would be left to followup John the State Department said Wednesday the withdrawal of all foreign forces remains the goal of policy in But he said the security as it is being would be a welcome Although President Reagan and The plan would extend authority of the Gemayel government over much of the 40 percent of Lebanon that is not under Syrian or Israeli Secretary of State George Shultz have previously said the Marines would remain in Lebanon until foreign armies the administration has stopped emphasizing this While Israel has indicated it would cooperate with the new security Syrias attitude remains in One feature of the agreement to extend Lebanese government authority into areas Beirut now controls by private militias might be the designation of the Beirut airport as a neutral said one who insisted on Most of the Marines in Lebanon as part of the multinational peacekeeping force are based at the airport where they have sustained heavy Real cool By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The Christmas cold spell froze pipes at City Hall and Paul Davis The Bracken Emergency Medical Service got on the road and Police Chief John Boynton started peace officers school Even with all this the Garden Ridge City Council found only 29 minutes worth of business to conduct at Wed nesdays Its been a slow said Mayor Paul He knew of at least three families that had broken pipes in their homes during Decembers record cold A number of residents reported freeze damage in At City where the water Record lows had effect on Garden Ridge pipes Inside system is rarely the pipes have yet to be Citizen Gary Cattell asked whether the city building code requires pipes to be If he thought it might be a good I dont think thered be much problem if theyd put the insulation between the pipe and the outside instead of putting the insulation on the other side of the said Councilmember Keith he some con tractors I think something may come out of Davis told But on the other who ever thought it would get that cold The lights in the city park are also being fixed this Councilmember Bobbie Landrum took credit for breaking the switch on the night of the Christmas caroling sponsored by the Bracken Methodist Church on the coldest night of the Landrum The group met in the where the mayor had built a good Landrum went to turn on the and the switch broke off in her It was I she Despite she thought the caroling was a STAR Cable has told Councilmember David Hencshel that stranding will almost certainly begin in the next two Company officers are looking at a turnon date on or about March said Henc I told em we were getting very im patient down he See GARDEN Page 14 Engineered slabs get chilly reception Garden Ridge building codes in how foundation slabs should be The City Council seems in clined to keep it that Some cities have an alternative provision for engineered designed for the individual building site by a professional who then takes responsiblity for the performance of the Councilmember Neil Craigmile has been approached on the adding such a provision to the Garden Ridge He brought the 1J for discussion in council Wednesday adding that he recommend Mayor Paul Davis Ive been through this he Councilmember Keith himself an said that engineered slabs work all right if complete soil tests are But that kind of testing is Given Garden Ridges unpredicterty owner more than just putting in a standard as per city Richter He and Craigmile suspected that most owners would settle for short and end up with a foundation that wouldnt hold It would in most cases result in a lesser slab than what we now Craigmile told the In the case of an engineered the city is not supposed to be held liable for flaws in design or The designer puts his official seal on the which go on record at City and its technically his problem if the foundation cracks Garden Ridge council members arent sure it would work that way in See Page 14 Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and mild today and becoming fair and cool Winds will be from the northwest near 10 mph diminishing to light and variable Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will Favorite Roles Arkansas and Texas two of the teams picked to finish high in the Southwest Conference basketball opened SWC play with victories Houston and the square off Page Democratic Debates Opponents of Kent vying for the Democratic candidacy for the senate seat from say they have agreed to a debate with their See Page CANYON TV Air conditioning on official says By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Although summers heat doesnt seem right around the installation of air ditioning in New Braunfels ISD schools it continuing at a brisk Assistant Superintendent Lonnie Curtis toM NBISD trustees Tuesday Everything is on We had an awful lot of work done over the Curtis Just about was accomplished during Christmas that wai He said the most of the holiday work done at Lone Star School and New Braunfelf Middle where holes were drilled in walls and floors and pipes were fitted into Some installation work also was done at and Lamar Curtis said the Guarantee Plumbing and Airconditioning of San currently is working on pipe He said classes were not being disrupted since most of the noisy work was done over tin Curtis added current work is beiM done late in the day and during weekend IT avoid distracting v The air conditioning project was part ef HJ million bond issue approved by ti Thecoat of air conditioning the fchaeaisrV The airvondiUoning should be ty July