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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas nox Scores Baylor 70 Cougars Sports Rangers nip RoHawks Houston Kansas City 104 NBA Detrit Cleveland 131 OT oJ New York Chicago 111 3 SCOreS Golden State 103 Utah Washington 96 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitunq 1O 11 ftQ A SUNDAY January 50 Cants Volume 68 Sections USPS 377880 Lebanese patriot dies Israeli plans in limbo TEL Israel AP Saad Lebanese Christian commander of the Israelibacked militia in southern died of cancer Saturday in his hometown of Israeli officials The 48yearold Haddad was hospitalized in the northern Israeli city of Haifa for five days until when he was flown Observers here said he apparently wanted to die on Lebanese Haddads death further complicates Israels search for a proxy force in southern Lebanon that would enable the Israeli army to speed up its withdrawal from the country it invaded 19 months ago to rout Palestinian Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak when informed at his home in Jerusalem of Haddads expressed deep regret and We salute this distinguished according to spokesman Avi Pazner said Haddad died of Asked to confirm reports Haddad suffered from a blood Pazner said he did not Israel Radio reported that Elias a Lebanese Christian from the Sidon would succeed Haddad as militia The radio said both Israelis and Lebanese had agreed on the but gave no indication of exactly who was involved in selecting Church bells in four miles north of the Israeli tolled as news of Haddads death Israel Radio It said Haddads and the couples six daughters were at his bedside when he The radio quoted Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens as Haddad fought bravely and with devotion to prevent the return of terrorists to south He was a great Lebanese a Greek was drafted into the Lebanese army in 1957 and made it his He retained the rank of major in the Lebanese army at the time of his He abandoned the Lebanese army during its disintegration in the 197576 Moslem Christian civil war to form his militia of Christians and Haddads primarily Moslem lef tists who sided with the Palestine Liberation Organization against denounced him as a But Haddad insisted he was a Lebanese although his militia received everything from boots to bullets from the After Israels 1978 invasion of the Haddad militia consolidated its control in the narrow border which at its broadest point was barely six miles The Israelis withdrew after three but they continued to train and supply Haddad and his In 1979 Haddad proclaimed his enclave the Republic of Free Inside Todays Weather It will be cloudy and cold through Monday in Comal County with a 20 percent chance of drizzle Winds will be northerly at 10 Sundays high will be in the low dropping to the low 30s Sunday night and followed by a high on Monday in the upper Kidnapped Soldier A 20yearold American soldier assigned to a Pershing 2 nuclear missile unit was kidnapped by six German demonstrators early a West German police official Hans Peter a senior police officer in identified the missing soldier as Lane See Page 13A DEAR PUBLIC Amaro gets probation for aggravated assault By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer After having found Ramon Amaro of 2091 Michigan guilty of aggravated a Comal County jury put him on probation for two years Friday and fined him The sixwoman jury deliberated over three hours before deciding Amaro had not acted in self defense against Robert Cavazos on 28 at Broncos Instead they found Amaro guilty of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury by cutting Cavazos with a Cavazos required at least 50 stitches around his nose at McKenna Memorial Hospital after the alter and has since undergone cosmetic surgery to correct the The punishment phase of the trial began shortly after 2 Amaro took the witness and asked the jury to place him on probation rather than send him to If you were put on probation and the judge ordered you not to go to places like the bar where you got in trouble this could you live up to defense attorney Mark Clark asked And do you un derstand it was carrying a knife into that bar and pulling it that got you in trouble Amaro answered yes to both District Attorney Bill Schroeder asked If the judge ordered you to pay for Cavazos medical would you be willing to make that restitution Amaro was a little I dont think I should have to pay for He Cavazos could have walked away from the See Page 16A Charred remains New Braunfels fireman Robert Reed fights a fire in whats left of a large woodframe house on Highway 81 south of New Braunfels Saturday The owned by White and located behind the Starting Gate was gutted by the Staff photo by John Senter The roof caved in on but the fireman sustained only minor Firemen answered the call and found the house in full It was doused in about 15 Too close for comfort Some motorists ignoring school bus lights Not everyone knows to stop when a school bus flashes its lights Staff photo by John Its against the law to pass a school bus with flashing red lights from any That one rule gets violated at least six times a week in Comal ISO So maybe people are unaware of what the law or even simply chose to ignore But the implication of danger to school age children in Comal County cannot be With 18 bus 52 passthroughs have been reported to Glyn tran sportation administrator for New Braunfels for the 198384 school year so Comal ISOs Harvey Pape said his bus drivers consistently report people passing buses while the red lights are Id say on the drivers call in six or seven times a and We came pretty close today to a Pape Many closecalls go Im he Some drivers would never call in on something like Simple mathematics reveal the seriousness of the NBISD has already passed its total last year of 36 And in the district across town with 33 weeks of school and six reports a the 198384 school year could mean at least 198 closecalls for children in What can be done to prevent a possible tragedy Education might be a place to Pape and he may be The law says you have to stop from all directions if those red lights are except in the case like on Highway 281 where the four lanes are separated by a he When a bus driver opens the that automatically cuts on the red They go off when the door is But the driver doesnt close the door until the children cross the street or are out of the line of Pape also suspects some See Page 1IA Ramps could become county Reimer says By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Although tempers flared during Fridays emergency meeting of Comal County a possible solution was suggested to end the Canyon Lake boat ramp County Attorney Bill who entered the courtroom late in the suggested that the ArmyCorps of Engineers could give the ramps to Comal The in could make the ramp areas into county That in Reimer would replace the unlimited liability which the commissioners are opposed to with the limited liability of per individual and per in cident granted the county in the Texas Torts Claims The county also could charge a users and could use that money for upkeep of the Canyon Reservoir Manager Phil Parsley said Reimers suggestion was worth looking He said the Corps can make this type of arrangement with public Before Reimers commissioners were discussing the ramps with several concerned Canyon Lake the meeting was marred when Canyon Lake resident Bill Beam angrily left the courtroom after a comment by Commissioner Monroe Wetz con cerning how much liability the citizens group would Although Wetz said afterwards he meant only the amount above the statutory limit which the county had to the citizens believed he had said unlimited He probably misunderstood but the judge explained Wetz After the Beam corn plained about the attitude of some of the We have been here two times before the court once was in private with Judge Fred Beam At all times he Clark has kept the lines of communication As far as Canyon Lake is con the county doesnt have any interest in added Jacob another Canyon Lake The lease for one of the boat ramps will expire Another lease expired but the ramp has not been In previous com missioners have expressed concern about any agreement with the Corps which might leave them open to paying unlimited liability under federal This issue surfaced after an ac cident two years Four San An tonio family members drowned when a car plunged off one of the county leased ramps into the lake in July As a the family filed a lawsuit for over million in At the beginning of the Beam told the court that citizens representing the Canyon sub divisions had organized into a group Tuesday and formed several sub committees to look into possible who had talked to three insurance told com Its almost impossible to get unlimited For a million liability policy for all eight boat the insurer would have to pay per Jessup suggested the county keep the ramps open for the tax base they are getting and the tax base theyll get in the Beam said the citizens would be willing to accpet maintenance of the but wasnt sure the citizens could buy the Main erecting signs were willing to do In the last three we had over million in construction of Jessup He suggested that if the boat ramps werent kept the construction would not See Page MA
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