New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 15, 1984

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

February 15, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas H ' C I" o . ' I r /, ,“Ct: Witch OO/ Comp,• 0. Kalins, i>/p<! 759/1,5 A New Braunfels Nm SraunfBts. Tikis Herald-Zeitung aIi amA OO KlOO    OO    O    C'    ___ WEDNESDAY February 15,1984 25 Cents Volume 93-No. 33 28 Pages — 3 Sections (USPS 377-8001 Druse surround Marines BEIRUT, lebanon (AP) — Antigovernment forces surrounded the U.S. Marine base at Beirut airport today after Druse insurgents linked up with Shiite Moslem militiamen and took control of the highway into the city. A Druse advance overnight seized the last area, south of the airport, in which the battered lebanese army acted as a buffer between the Marines and militia forces. Shiite militia controlled the areas north, east and west of the airport base. A Marine spokesman said the U.S. forces did not come under fire in the offensive. The advance by the Syrian-supported Druse "has raised some concern, obviously," said Army Col. Ed McDonald, chief spokesman for the US. contingent in the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut. He said the Marines were ordered to don flak Jackets and carry weapons but could leave the bunkers Marines can leave their base by helicopter to U.S. ships offshore. With his U.S.-traind arm falling apart, President Amin Gemayel today was reported ready to give in to opposition demands that he scrap Lebanon’s troop withdrawal pact with Israel. But Druse leader Walid Jumblatt said today he would demand Gemayel's removal from power even if the withdrawal accord were abrogated. "Amin Gemayel has to step down There will never be any talks, any dialogue, any reconciliation with the Phalangists or Amin Gemayel while he is in power," Jumblatt said today at a news conference in Damascus.Syria. Israel, which invaded the nation in 1982. has warned that it would keep its army in southern lebanon if the accord is scrapped Although it signed the pact last May with lebanon, Israel refused to remove its troops from lebanon until the Syrians pulled out their forces. Syria has refused to do so and the U.S.-mediated agreement that was designed to get foreign troops out of lebanon has not gone into effect. The Druse militias captured a strategic mile-long corridor to the sea after defeating government troops on Tuesday. It was the second defeat in eight days for the Lebanese army, which was pushed out of Moslem west Beirut last week. The U.S. Marines could depart on amphibious landing craft from the beach near the airport They would have to cross the coastal highway to get to the beach and Amal, the largest Shiite militia, has checkpoints along that stretch of highway. Beirut’s leading newspapers, the independent An-Nahar and leftist As-Safir, said Gemayel had decided to scrap the accord after the militiamen forced his army out of the coastal highway linking Beirut with Israeli-occupied southern lebanon. Druse insurgents capped a surprise offensive Tuesday by rolling down the hills from a mountain corridor they took from the army to link up with Shiite Moslem Militia allies in west Beirut, the Moslem half of the lebanese capital. The overnight hookup was at a coastal highway intersection just south of the U.S. Marine base at Beirut airport and a beachside hotel in suburban Khalde where Israel and Lebanon signed their U.S.-mediated agreement May 17. The newspapers said Gemayel was discussing with Lebanon's elder statesmen the political and legal process needed to cancel the accord. On Tuesday, Gemayel paid an unexpected visit to northern Lebanon and met with former President Suiemein Franjieh, a Christian allied with some of Gemayel’s Druse forces now control the highway to main Moslem opponents    Khalde, south of Marines at Beirut AirportMALDEF makes good on plans By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writ ac As planned, the Mexican American (agal Defense and Educational Fund Tuesday filed for a preliminary injunction to halt the New Braunfels ISD trustee election "We filed all the papers yesterday," said MAIJ)EF staff attorney Judith SandervCastro This lawsuit will be one of the topics during tonight s special meeting of the NBISD trustees Moat of the meeting, which will be at 7:38 p.m. at the administration offices, will be qxerA rn executive session, said NBISI) Superintent Charles Brad-berry The injunction request was filed in federal district court, and will be reviewed by District Judge William Sessions who took over the case from retired Judge Fred Shannon. "Ifs a step in the litigation process," Sanders-Castro said. Because the election was called, she explained, "we were necessarily required to take some kind of step in the litigation process " lf granted, the injunction would stop NBlSD’s trustee election, which is scheduled for April 7. Two board places — Place I which is held by board treasurer Garland Lloyd and Place 2 which ti held by board president Margy Waltrip — will be contested Filing closes at midnightSee MALDEF, Page MAOn the house When you’re moving a house, things get in the way that motorists don’t have a second thought about — things like traffic lights and utility lines. Two two workers riding this house work to move the lights at Seguin and Nacogdoches so the house could continue its journey from New Braunfels to Canyon Lake Tuesday afternoon. Ste* poolos ay CMM K/wwwdr wmm Ordinances pass on split votes By OY ANNE FRY    ———— Staff writer The city’s federal revenue sharing budget, voted in 8-1 after two hours of discussion, wasn't the only controversial item at Qty Council Monday night. There were five other ordinances on the agenda Of those five, only two passed    unanimously, without argument Council voted >2 in favor of the fmai reading of an ordinance regulating air traffic over New Braunfels, with Joe Rogers and Vaidemar Espinoza an the down side The ordinance setting a 12 parking fee in Prince So lins Park passed 4-2 on first reading, with Barbara Tieken and Betty Lou Rushing opposed A contested rezoning ordinance was referred back to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and even that was done on a split vote — again. 4-2. with Rushing and Tieken opposed The air traffic law got enough votes to put it on the books, but it has lost support since City Manager E N Delashmutt first proposed it on Jan 6 Council approved the first reading unanimously The second reading was Jan. 23 Rogers, who had had some doubts the first time around, switched his vote, making it 5-1. This week. Rogers said, "I don t feel like we need the ordinance .. all aircraft are under the control of the Federal Aviation Administration, including ultralights (which aren'tHow Council Voted ho* th* vol** o»o* • down on Iou* ap*** vol** on vdmunrjm al Cly Council * Monday 'tooting REVENUE SHARING SU DG*’    For Mayo* 0 A Swaiamann J * Mayo* Rro Taro .ava* na E bandaid Donna Saav joa Rogart B*«v Ru*n<ng Jo* Vaktama* itonoM Agama* Barba** r<a*an Apo*ovad o I AIR TRAFFIC ORDINANCE For Snatamann En*.-.ani Ti**#n Saay RuaMng Agama* Bogart Eterne {a PMaat on m*rd and foal <aadmg S2 REZONING tract AT AC A OE MV ANO IH » R*tv*n*d to Planning and Zoning '    —    on A 2 yon* For c barnard Saay Bogart Etpnoa Agama* T Man Ruatwng PRINCE SOI MS PARKING Fees For ebarnard -pf** B ogart tsgmwaa Agama* Rutting. T.aaa*. Pteaat on Na* 'rating a2 classified as aircraft by the FAA*. I just think our police department has enough to do wihout chasing airplanes And Rogers invited ultralight pilot Paul Harst who is also a New Braunfels policeman < to address the council at Monday's meeting Comments from Harst. Rogers and others seem to have convinced Espinoza. They didnt convince Delashmutt. or the rest of the council The ordinance forbids ultralights, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft or "any other type flying machine" from landing or taking off rn the city limits, except at designated landing strips. It also forbids flying over the city at almudes lower than 1.000 feet.See COL NCU- Page MA Inside Today's Weather There is a 30 percent chance of thundershowers today, turning clear and cooler tonight, then sunny and mild Thursday. Winds will be westerly at 10-15 mph this afternoon, becoming northwesterly at 10-15 mph tonight and Thursday Sunset will be at 8 20 p.m., and sunrise Thursday will be at 7: IO a m. Chernenko's Stance New Soviet leader Konstantin U. Chernenko completes a flurry of diplomatic activity by meeting today with Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada, who has been seeking high-level East-West talks on nuclear weapons. See Raga SA CLASSIFIED HOB HOROSCOPE 3A COMICS 7C KALEIDOSCOPE 1 38 CROSSWORD 7C OPINIONS 4A OEAR ABBY ■ ... 28 SPORTS 8-9A DEATHS 3A STOCKS 10A ENTERTAINMENT I 2C WEATHER 2A Genene Jones case goes to jury today GEORGETOWN (AP) - A prosecutor, urging jurors to convict Genene Jones of killing a baby, told the today that the nurse left a trail of "rag dolls” in the Kerrville doctor’s office where she worked. Nick Kothe, pointing to a calendar ■howliM (be six children who suffered mjrMarimis tenures after being treated by the nurse, said, There are rag dolls all over that calander TIM case of the death of MrClallan la September IMI gate la UM Jury later today Ms. Jonas, 33, is charted with killing tea M-montb-oid bf Injecting s muscle- paralyzing drug Kothe, showing jurors a color photograph of Chelsea, laid the prosecution’s 44-witness case made it dear what was going on in the pediatric office where Ms. Jones worked. "The nurse who kilted that baby is right there." Rothe said, pointing a stiff index finger within five feet of the A concern for water Chelate He exited Ms. Janas "this devious vim leu for her own enrichment Her ego lee JONIS, Page MA SAN MARCOS - Enough water flows in the San Antonio-Austin area to support a growing population for the next 50 years, Fred Pfeiffer, general manager of the San Anomic River Authority, said Tuesday The key to keeping the water is management, he said. "The water is here,’’ Pfeiffer told the Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council Tuesday "We are mg water short," he said Pfeiffer was part of a four-person panel who *poke to the council Tuesday at Southwest Texas State University. The corridor council consists of representatives from the governmental entities along Interstate 35 from Austin to San Antonio. The panel members stressed the importance of water management to the future of the corridor area. Population would directly affect the water situation along the corridor they said. Of the counties dependent upon the Edwards Underground Waler Aquifer, Comal County has increased in population 122 J percent since i960 It is second only to Hays County (which has a 127 5 percent population increase I la growth Without proper management, the water shortage would be so severe that water would have to be pumped into the springs in Comal and Hays counties from the aquifer itself, the panel said This forced “mining effect” would decrease the quality and quantity of water, ten panel warned. By the year IBM, tee area could be at the point _ water is recharged through the springs and more is pumped or "mined” from the aquifer, Dr. Glenn Longtey, director of Edwards Aquifer See CORRIDOR, Page MA Supply plentiful, but management needed, panel told By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor Effects of the IH 35 corridor Secondary Arterial Growth Area Tertiary Impact Area Ftgui** jikRh th* county 'Varna anoia pa*carn giowrh horn 1960 I BUU Comal County * aacond banmu Hay* LJ R'mary Growth Area ;

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