Thursday, February 16, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas T6st foulup New Braunfels HwaMZeitung February IA Scientist critically hurt in nuclear cavein LAS AF Federal officials say they dont know why an un derground nuclear blast collapsed a big chunk of a mountain more than feet injuring 13 atomic workers in cluding one who said he learned to walk on One man was in critical condition today with Injuries he suffered when the 60by 150foot piece of Rainier Mesa caved dropping 10 to 30 feet and swallowing several Eight workers were The cavein Wednesday occurred about three hours after technicians at the governments sprawling Nevada Test Site detonated a nuclear device of less than 20 kilotons said Jim a spokesman for the Department of He said the blast was considered very The atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in World War leaving people injured or was 20 kilotons the equivalent of tons of Another Greg We dont have anything on the cause There will be a full No radiation leaked from the cavein or from the test Boyer The blast went off in a sealed chamber about the height and width of a twocar garage but several times in a tunnel feet he The injured workers had returned to the site and were checking data recorded on instruments at ground directly above the point of the said another Energy Department David Some had the ground drop out from under Miller Some were shaken off ladders which led to the top of and one man apparently was still inside a trailer when it toppled I was learning how to walk on but the ground got me one injured describing the said tis he arrived on a stretcher into Valley Hospital in Las He was taken away before he could give his Ask the another injured Liz said when asked what She said test site employees signed pacts with the government stipulating that they not talk about their Texas girl stable after getting new liver PITTSBURGH AP A 6yearold girl who received the worlds first heart and liver tran splant remained in critical condition but seemed comfortable and in good ac cording to her Shes nodding yes and no to Lois Jones said Wednesday of her I asked her if she was scared because we had to put on face and she nodded The browneyed girl from received the historic operation Doctors at Childrens Hospital said her donated organs appeared to be functioning Stormie appears to be following a standard course for both liver transplant patients and heart transplant said Basil her Shes breathing on her although still attached to a Her blood pressure is and she is being weaned from some of her heart he The hospital said her condition today was critical but The liver was producing an indication that it was functioning Zitelli Stormie faces a critical period within the next when signs of rejection most frequently appear in heart transplant he Ive been up to see Stormie three times the 27yearold mother said at a news conference Wednesday She was ac companied by her Donnie Every time we go up we have to scrub our and put on a mask and so I try not to go up too But now that shes nodding and Ill be up there more and she Officials probe bogus certificates BROWNSVILLE AP Immigration officials are seeking the manufacturer of bogus birth cer tificates being sold from California to Tennessee by at least 40 street vendors including four women indicted this week on charges of conspiring to sell phony identification The indicted are part of a multistate fraud ring that operates as far south as authorities Maria Francisca Sylvia Rodriguez and Maria del Rosario Villarreal face federal charges of conspiring to possess and sell false identification documents and evidence of Rodriguez and Villarreal are from Rio Grande City and Zamora is a resident of The fourth woman listed on the Lydia is currently serving three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Worth on a postal fraud Richmond was convicted of providing false letters of employment to aid people in obtaining unemployment according to prison spokeswoman Charlotte Authorities said out of was a key figure in the birth certificate assistant director of investigation for the INS in said the indictments followed a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation because the majority of the documents were Starr County birth registration Authorites expect to make at least three more but have not yet located the manufacturer of the documents who is thought to be working in Texas Last INS officials searched Zamoras home and found 165 identification items including counterfeit birth certificates phony voter registration OBryant He said phony papers were sold for an average of each to adult illegal aliens who used them to obtain social security passports and welfare We intercepted documents produced by this ring from Chula to Oak OBryant Immigration officials have arrested more than 40 illegal aliens who tried to use the phony It is not known how many people successfully used the bogus birth Any criminal who wants identification to do all sorts of illegal things could get documentedup through this An identity is an extremely important said Bell to hike rates next week AUSTIN AP Southwestern Bell Telephone has informed the Public Utility Commission that it is going up on some rates including an extra a month for oneparty residence Vice president Paul Roth said Wednesday that Bell needed the additional money now and could not wait for the PUC to make a decision on the com panys record rate hike request of Bells bonded rate which may be put into effect without the PUCs would total Oneparty business rates would go up per multiline business systems would pay per most customers using Centrex a business switching system would pay per line and directory assistance also would cost The directory assistance which would go into effect in would reduce the monthly call allowance from 10 to and the charge for each call over the allowance would go up from 25 cents to 30 cents Bells February increase is in addition to an in terim rate increase of which is being paid by longdistance carriers such as MCI and That increase was approved by the The bonded rates would be paid by all A PUC hearing ended recently on Bells billion rate and Roth We would prefer to wait for the PUCs final order in our pending rate we find ourselves in a situation in which we must obtain additional revenues from bondtd especially since Southwestern Bell is now standalone Roth referred to the 1 courtordered breakup of American Telephone which made Southwestern BeU a separate He Mid the total of bonded rates and the interim rates would equal the PUCs staff recommendation that Bell get million in new The recommended only a in crease in local residential telephone Roth said the increase the reality that local rates must increase to meet more of the cost of providing telephone service in todays economic Ha said the bond filed with the PUC pledges that the company will refund to with any bonded rates above the PUCs final decision in the rate 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