Tuesday, February 14, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas American ship shells Syrian artillery positions Lebanon AP A Navy warship shelled Syrian artillery positions in central Lebanon today as the Lebanese army and Marines came under attack in Lebanese Jets also went into for the first time since Air Force Jack Giese said the guided missile destroyer USS Claude Ricketts fired 11 rounds from its fiveinch guns after the Lebanese command requested fire on Syrian positions before The Marine base at Beiruts international airport came under mortar fire from the southeast at and the Marines shot ack with said a spokesman for the Marine Lebanese air force jets bombed Druse insurgent positions in the mountains southeast of the first air strikes by the force since last after the Druse attacked army The clashes ended a twoday lull in the fighting around the A military communique said army positions southeast of Beirut had come under attack by the Syrianbacked Druse and the air force jets scrambled to retaliate with several bombing Groundtoair missiles were fired as a pair of Lebanese HawkerHunters flew sorties in the Chouf mountains about 11 miles from Beiruts It was the first time the Lebanese air force went to action since last Septembers civil war in the central when it lost two of its five World War II Britishmade The tone of the army communiques and of statements issued by Druse leader Waiid Jumblatts Progressive Socialist Party suggested a major Druse offensive was under way to overrun the village of Kabr The village controls the main crossroad intersection linking the southeastern Chouf mountains with the central Aley ridge that overlooks thes Marine base at Beirut International Communiques from both sides later said the fighting spread to the Abey miles south of Kabr where an army garrison has been holding out since Sep An army communique said the new druse attack was mounted late Monday and heavy fighting had been raging since New Braunfels Ntw Texas Volume 32 Zeituno 12 Pages TUESDAY February 25 Cents USPS 377880 owner gets probation By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Tuesday the case against Sportswear owner Michael McGuire was concluded in court The doors of Sportswear at 483 West End closed 14 without notice to its 3035 The business was owned by Michael McGuire of At County CourtatLaw McGuire was sentenced to one year in jail which was probated for one and fined The charge against McGuire was theft over and less than I gave him the maximum sentence I could under Class A presiding judge Ron Zipp said And I hope to send a message that theft isnt good any way you slice The Texas Department of Labor and Standards began an investigation in the unexplained closing of Sportswear after employees came to work and found the locks had been changed and most of the equipment From my it was a matter of everyone getting their Schroeder That was the and the case is Exemption vote due Keeping your hose clean New Braunfels firefighters Wes Meyer left and Reed try out a new hose washer outside the Central Fire This device uses high pressure streams of water to forcibly clean a fire and replaces the old method of scrubbing Staff photo by John Senter i i them by Reed operates the clamp at letting water iritqjihe hose is through a cylindrical pipe with internal The pipe was donated by Comal Iron and and Fischbeck welding put the machine Money matters Paving new program make revenue sharing budget An asphalt paving machine nixed by Council last year got thrown back into this years federal revenue sharing A lastminute plea from Bobbie Carmichael got for the new Hospice Council decided to update just two of the citys three outmoded traffic though Barbara Tieken was against updating any of Funds for emergency repairs on Landa Parks springfed pool were trimmed to a bare minimum of Council funneled all the leftover monies into street and drainage After two hours of public hearing and the 198384 revenue sharing budget was approved on a 61 Tieken voted no on account of the stop The city has to spend before this fiscal year ends in The final allocation included for streets and for a to update two traffic for a pavement for pool repairs and for the audit required by federal Council allocated apiece to the Hospice Community Service Home Care Mental HealthMental Retar dation and the Senior Citizens This budget deviates just a little from the one proposed by City Manager He had earmarked for replacing traffic for pool repairs and only for The Hospice which trains families of terminal patients to care for them at home rather than in a wasnt on the original Delashmutt had asked for an asphalt pavement laydown machine at last years revenue sharing budget When he noted that Comal County had just bought a similar council asked him why he couldnt work out some kind of a deal to borrow that Delashmutt did just In County Judge Fred Clark complained some months ago that New Braunfels got more use out of that paver than the county The City Council was very impressed with the work and it was Mayor Stratemann and Councilmember Donnie Seay who suggested Monday that we need to look into getting our own Delashmutt was glad to hear because hed just received word that Comal Countys machine might not be available for such extensive city use this He said if hed heard that he might have included it in the revenue sharing He thought he could get one for He said he could stand to lose that much money from the springfed pool repair if the council promised to allocate some more toward that when the 198485 revenue sharing budget comes up next Finance Director Jim Jeffers said it would take See Page 12 Inside Happy Valentines Day Todays Weather The Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm becoming clear and mild Wednesday morning will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or CROSSWORD TV Jones defense rests its case GEORGETOWN AP Genene Jones defense apparently confident that their expert witnesses had poked holes in the states murder case against the 33yearold today rested their case without calling Jones to the witness Defense lawyer Jim Brookshire closed the case after calling six witnesses over three Four of the witnesses were medical experts who never saw the little girl Jones is accused of but studied medical records and said it didnt look like a State District Judge John Carter today prepared to move the now in its fifth into its next rebuttal testimony from a 33yearold mother of is charged with killing the girl and injuring five other patients who came to the Kerrville pediatric clinic where she worked in the summer of She faces a possible life sentence if Brookshire used two experts on Monday to chip away at the prosecutionss story of an aggressive nurse who allegedly used a powerful drug to kill Chelsea McClellan in September Poison expert Joseph Balkon on Monday challenged the prosecution witness who said his tests found traces of succinylcholine in the girls Wed have to say no cigar on the basis of con firmation of the drug in the girls Balkon And William a Houston pediatric said the medical records he studied showed a natural not a murder by MALDEF seeks NBISD injunction The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund is going to the courts to try to stop the New Braunfels ISD trustee election in MALDEF staff attorney Judith SaundersCastro said a request for an injunction is near I would speculate it will be filed she The request will be filed with District Judge William who will take over the case in place of retired Judge Fred The NBISD election for April 7 was called during the trustee meeting on The school board members were required to call the election under the Texas Education but had delayed the ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer New Braunfels citizens will get their chance to vote on the 40 percent homestead City Council accepted Douglas Millers second petition Monday and unanimously agreed to put the question on the April 7 Miller said the petition had been signed by 346 registered Thats more than he had on his 23 which was declared void due to improper Mayor Stratemann said the second drawn with the help of City Attorney John ap peared to be all in All seven council members agreed to put it on the they are not agreed on the issue of the homestead exemption Its been voted down on four separate oc Before voting on several council members took the opportunity to express their in dividual Barbara one of the two members consistently supported the had some hard figures to back her She said she had gone to Comal County Appraisal District picked decision because they were waiting for the results of a review by the Justice Department on their new election Because the Justice Department requested ad ditional information in the NBISD will continue with its present system of electing atlarge by numbered Two places will be on the School board treasurer Garland Lloyd has filed for Place 1 while school board president Margy Waldrip will seek re election in Place The filing deadline is midnight March Candidates can file at the districts ad ministration seven homeowners at and compared their taxroll values before and after the 1981 Tieken also got beforeandafter figures for a popular a leading industrial and two she The seven homes she checked had gone up 56 75 and 119 Value of the leading industrial site had increased The resort went up and the business values increased and per Tieken She conceded sample was and perhaps not statistically Tieken thinks it proves her claim that homeowners bore the brunt of the tax shift in the stateordered Do you know why Coun cilmember Donnie Seay Tieken Before the advent of central appraisal commercial and industrial properties tended to be reappraised more often than When all properties were brought to fair market value under the Peveto the homes took a bigger Seays point seemed to be that See Page 12 Satt ptioto by f Ray Martinez gets his award from Clyde Booth Local Texas Ranger Officer of the Year I Texas Ranger Ramiro Ray Martinez was honored as Officer of the Year for 1984 by the Breakfast Lions Club The award is given in memory of Sheriffs Investigator Ed who died in a helicopter crash in 1981 while chasing a burglary Club president Clyde Booth and member Duke Abbott or chestrated the From the time we were all weve heard about the Texas We had an about what they stood and the job they Abbott This is the third year weve made this he and Ray Martinez is the kind of individual weve set out to Theres no man more along with his wife were present to accept the This honor is especially dear to my heart because I worked closely with Martinez And my wife certainly deserves part of She probably didnt realize 23 years ago that she was marrying my As an Austin police Martinez was involved in shooting Charles Whitman off the University of Texas tower on He joined the Department of Public Safety narcotics service in and three years later made it to the interview board for the Texas I died on the eligibility list that because there werent any Martinez said in a 1982 But he applied again in made the grade and the and was stationed in in January of he asked for and received a transfer to the New Braunfels Hes Ranger in Company which covers all of South Texas and is headquartered in San People like you make my Job Martinez told the crowd Ive worked in many and Ive teen tkstr chains of law Iks ones who complete that chain people like and I thank Others on hand to agreement with the clrts selection were New DPS Bob Walter Ranger D Gene and Skip Ive been with the state and worked around a let ItiM 8gt Ilillir isM Ray is the DfMtlDotOACH