Friday, February 10, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas it Hydroelectric project stirs meeting By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer The hydroelectric project at Canyon generated quite a stir during Thursdays meeting of the Comal County At a recent Canyon Lake resident Lois Duggan asked com missioners to acquire several documents concerning the Duggan also requested that County Attorney Bill Reirner look into the plants impact on the county and that commissioners schedule a public hearing on the Clark said later that the county has no real final jurisdiction over this although the com missioners may request a public Duggan expressed concern that the hydroelectric plant would be detrimental to the environment around the There is no proveable need for she told She asked for Canyon Lake to remain as it Duggan said she believed that federal law doesnt allow at present any changes in Canyon New Braunfcls Utilities Manager Hob Sohn and Guadalupe Blanco Kiver Authority General Manager John Specht reiterated that the plant would not be detrimental to the The issues that have been discussed have been discussed over and over by myself and Sohn Specht explained that Canyon Reservoir was constructed by GBRA to provide a consistent water supply for the Guadalupe The project has functioned very he At the time the reservoir was built in the New Braunfels Utilities studied the idea of a hydroelectric Specht said NBU found it economically feasible to proceed with this con However noting NBU had decided that the feasibility might improve in the he said that day was The effect on the reserves and the flows is Specht He said the reservoirs main pur See Page 10A LOIS DUGGAN JOHN SPECHT New JfiiUrlf Braunfcls Ntw Texas HeraldZeitunq 93 30 9 Parioc FRIDAY 2 Sections20 Pages February 25 cents USPS Andropov dies after long illness MOSCOW AP President Yuri Andropov died Thursday at age the Soviet Union announced He led the Communist Party for 15 ailing and out of public view the final six months of his The announcement of his death ended months of reports that he was seriously ill with kidney and heart problems and suffering from He had not been seen in public since when he met with nine Democratic The Kremlin withheld announcement of his death for nearly 24 and there was no word on a possible But if the Kremlin rulers decide to turn over the reins of power to a younger the names most frequently mentioned are Grigory and Mikhail Andropovs death was announced at CJST today by the official Soviet news agency on its Englishlanguage Tass said he died but did not give a cause of The only official comment on Andropovs health came when he missed the early November parade through Red Officials said then he was suffering from a Andropovs brief tenure was marked by a deterioration of relations with the United States and the rupture of talks between the superpowers on limiting both strategic and medium range nuclear Relations were subject to additional strain on when the Soviet Union shot clown a South Korean jetliner with the loss of 260 former head of the KGB secret police for 15 See Page 10A Americans set to leave Beirut Lebanon The Embassy said today that Americans wishing to leave Beirut would be evacuated because of the unsettled conditions in the divided between rebel militias and the British citizens gathered today at their mission in preparation for They were to be taken to the port of Jounieh this morning and flown by American helicopters to a chartered Cypriot ferry off shore for transportation to Other including Turks and Saudi have already left following the the takeover of mostly Moslem west Beirut by rebel militiamen in fierce fighting with the Lebanese army Monday and But the leftist Beirut newspaper As Safir quoted an unidentified Soviet Embassy spokesman in Beirut as There is no decision at the time to evacuate any of the Soviet nationals from Embassy spokesman John Stewart said he expected between 500 and Americans to show up for evacuation to Navy and Marine helicopters were expected to lift the civilians from the corniche near the embassy to American ships starting this Stewart said a similar evacuation would be conducted at about 12 miles north of Beirut radio stations reported that Shiite Moslem and Druse militiamen traded machine gun and rocketpropelled grenade fire with the Lebanese army across the Green Line that divides Beirut into Moslem and Christian sectors throughout the night and Government troops on the Christiancontrolled side of the line also exchanged mortar barrages with militiamen of Lebanons largest Shiite irregular force at the southern entrance to Beirut and the adjacent according to a radio More than 400 people have been killed and wounded since the latest round of Lebanons civil war broke out eight days police The Marines serving with the multinational force were not involved in the la test Its very quiet around our position said a Marine spokesman who declined to be warships off the Lebanese coast unleashed a massive bom bardment Wednesday and Thursday of the rebel positions in the hills overlooking whose troops occupy the mountains with Druse and Moslem antigovernment warned it cannot stand neutral watching the barbaric bombardment practiced by the 6th Fleet against Lebanese The government radio said Syria may be compelled to but did not Lebanons Amin mean remained publicly He has made no public statements or appearances since the latest stage of the Lebanese civil war erupted Just Ducky What do ducks do when theyre not busy Sit in wheelbarrows No one really Stuff photos by John Stinrar but these ducks were found in the driveway of 1213 Hillcrest Andropov leaves little mark on Soviets MOSCOW AP Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov took power after 15 years running the KGB and promised a revived economy and a cleaneclup He started strong and some tentative but may not have ruled long enough to leave any real mark on the vast Soviet Accustomed to the obsessive secrecy of the Andropov was even more mysterious than his predecessors in the seat of Soviet There even are conflicting reports about whether Andropovs is But the 15 months he was head of the Communist Party saw relations steadily decline through a series of including the Soviet downing of a Korean jetliner last September with the loss of 269 The Communist Party was with dozens of top officials Many of the new officials were of the more professional breed that Andropov said the Soviet Union World attention focused personally on the 69year old leader throughout his first for his new style and seeming tirelessness and then because of the constant fears about his Andropov took office following the death of President Leonid He became the oldest man ever to become general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Andropov immediately made it clear he was not going to take a But he was plagued from the outset by health the impossibility of making rapid changes in the cumbersome Soviet and reported resistance from Brezhnevs old guard in the In after keeping a fairly high public Andropov dropped out of Reportedly bedridden with kidney problems that some sources said stemmed from Andropov missed one See Page IDA Landrum files for reelection in Garden Ridge Incumbent City Councilmember Bobbie Landrum has filed for re election in the City of Garden City Secretary Betty McGranahan said she got the application who occupies Place 1 on the is the first candidate to file for the April 7 David Hencshel and Keith sitting in places 4 and also come up for reelection this Both have said that they will run but neither has made it official Landrum is one of the original residents of Garden having lived there before the city was in corporated under Texas She served as city secretary at one and is now employed by Ivy Oaks She was first elected to the council in Comal County couple sentenced to prison A Comal County jury sent a New Braunfels couple charged with delivery of methamphetamine to prison George and Sharon Anderson of 155 Richter were each fined George was sentenced to 15 years in the Texas Department of and his wife Sharon five The couple was arrested last July in the biggest drug raid in Comal Department of Public Safety narcotics agents assisted local of ficers in making over 30 arrests on 47 counts of drug delivery and selling controlled The Anderson trial began Wed and ended late Thursday afternoon before presiding Judge Charles Todays Weather This afternoon will be partly with a high in the upper70s and south winds near 10 rniles per Tonight and Saturday will bring mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of Expect light winds arid southerly breezes at 1015 mph on The extended forecast through Tuesday calls for highs in the 70s and lows in the Sunset today will be at and sunrise Saturday at Challengers two who call themselves Flash Gordon and Buck said today their free flights outside the shuttle paved the way for repairing a crippled satellite on the next mission and for building space stations pieceby piece in See Page 3A DEAR Nurse defense Genene who sat silently as 44 witnesses told a story that points to her as a wants to testify on her own but her lawyers are not convinced its a good A source close to the defense says Jones has made it clear she wants take the but that no decision has been made on whether she will See Page 9A EDB Wait Not all groceries are following the lead of Safeway and two of Texas largest supermarket in removing products contaminated with the pesticide Kroger and several others began removing the products a day after state officials issued emergency guidelines limiting the presence of cancerlinked ethylene dibromide in grain Page 9 A RELIGIOUS TV Local man dies after stabbing Police continue investigation A 31yearold New Braunfels man died at McKennu Memorial Hospital early this morning shortly after he was found stabbed at his Jose Antonio 1440 Jackson was pronounced dead about at the emergency room of McKenna Memorial after being rushed there by the New Braunfels Emergency Medical Police found the 31yearold man in his home at Reports indicate he was stabbed once in the A fourinch fixedblade knife was recovered at the and police detectives say the case is still under An autopsy has been ordered by Peace Justice Harold The body has been taken to the Travis County Medical Examiners Krueger today there will probably be a formal inquest in the Police said the victims closest relatives live in Israeli planes bomb targets in Lebanon TEL Israel AP Israeli air force planes bombed guerrilla bases on the BeirutDamascus highway in central Lebanon a military spokesman The strikes were against terrorist the spokesman The who asked not to be identified did not specify which forces were The Syrian Palestinian guerrillas and antigovernment Lebanese militias operate in the central All of the targets were destroyed and all of the Israeli planes returned the announcement