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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas MICRDPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 Fatal wreck ended River Restaurant deal i l By DANA Sim Staff welter The 54yearold victim of a twocar collision Tuesday evening was in the process of completing deals to purchase the River Dominic Miskovic was supposed to have a negotiation yesterday morning at according to Richard Bartholomew of Karger a native of was driving a 1983 Chevrolet station wagon was going to his new home at 1 Country Hill Tuesday evening when he apparently drove past the stop sign at the in tersection of FM 306 and Huntef The heading toward town on Hunter struck broadside by a 1979 Ford station wagon headed northwest on FM 306 toward Canyon His car left the over several and landed about 100 feet from the Miskovic was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial His wife is traveling today from Passenger James Urson Schrelnef of sustained multiple injuries in the accident and died during Schreiner had been Miskovics partner in trying to buy the Two other pasengers were treated and released at The driver of the Ford Was not Bartholomew said Miskovic had been negotiating deals on the restaurant for about six They had their equipment all set up in the Bartholomew they wanted to open tor New but the negotiations took The restaurant might have opened by mid if yesterdays talks had worked Bartholomew Bartholomew said he does not know what will happen to the building The two people who have signed all the papers are both he See Page ISA New Braunfels Ntw Texas Thursday December 245 25 Cents 32 Sections Woman found hanging in cell By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A 22yearold female inmate at Comal County jail is in critical condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital this morning after at tempting suicide in her jail cell around noon Mary Ruth Bell Grote of San An tonio was found hanging in her cell from a noose fashioned out of a a sheriffs department spokesman He estimated she had been there for 1520 She had been arrested two months ago for a parole violation because she allegedly assaulted her elderly She had been convicted for forgery and for possession of a controlled and had served She was out on parole for a forgery conviction which three to four months before being The sheriffs department knew no reason why she should have at tempted Earlier Grote had agreed to sign papers relinquishing custody of her ending a long custody Because of the ongoing nature of the custody no one is sure if this most recent development moved the inmate to try to take her Reports indicated that she wanted to see her child one more time before signing the Grote had lost temporary custody last summer when she was having drug according to the court records of the custody She had been on the Methadone program and eventually became As far as we know she had received no bad Tim a If we had suspected that she was suicidal we would have taken like cheeking on her every 10 minutes and removing anything from the cell that could have been Fire traps 28 minen Make and break Lone Star Primary student Mario Gil helps associate teacher Maria Martinez make pinatas in Maria Lopezs bilingual education LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALDZEITUNG After learning to make students learned to break them during a Christmas More Page 2A Utah AP A fire at the entrance of a coal mine trapped 28 men inside the and there was no word today on their Efforts to contain the blaze were not going as well as officials had a spokesman The men may have retreated to other areas of the mine seeking clean air and officials were hopeful they were said spokesmen for Emery Mining operator of the Wilberg about 150 miles southeast of Salt Lake The fire broke out in a conveyor belt at the mines entrance at about said company spokesman Bob The men were working several hundred feet from the entrance in a new section of the mine at the One miner managed to escape and alert said another Joe but there has been no contact with the other Efforts to contain the fire were not going as well as we would Abbott When the fire broke miners Clear Creek 50 Chicago Tribune Map rushed about feet to the site of the but only miner Kenny Blake of Price was able to make it the spokesman Of ficials were assuming the 28 had retreated into the mine and would have erected a barricade to keep out he The cause of the which created significant but not necessarily had not been Henrie Death by drinking Man found in shack died of acute Bayardo says By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Acute intoxication caused the death of a Mexico whose body was found in a shack off FM 3159 Tuesday Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo made that ruling Wednesday after performing an autopsy on the body of 24yearold Ruben Bayardo indicated Bustos bloodalcohol level had been as high as and was still at more than 24 hours after his The state of Texas has defined a level of as Bustos body was reported to the Comal County Sheriffs Office about Tuesday by Ron who had hired seven workers to construct a fence around some private property about 100 yards west of FM Comal County Sheriffs Ruby Rubio said Thursday the alcohol that Bayardo indicated Bustos bloodalcohol level had been as high as killed Bustos was obtained in a house burglary sometime Monday mor Another one of the Jesus Ramirez of was charged with that and remains in custody in the Comal County Jail under bond for burglary of a Ramirez told Rubio that he and Bustos were the only ones involved in the They reportedly en tered the nearby home of Ronnie Seidel in Whispering Hills sub division through an unlocked patio Stolen items included a pair of jewelry valued at and six bottles of assorted He said they both went back to the shack and started Ramirez decided to go back to and Bustos stayed Rubio When everybody returned that they just thought Bustos was Rubio said he found two empty halfgallon bottles of liquor at the the binoculars and a ladies Bustos was also wearing a belt bucket with a big S on which Seidel reported stolen in the Port trial set for 25 Inside By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer has been set as the tentative starting date for the David Port murder which was moved to New Braunfels by order of a Houston district judge earlier this is charged with the June 7 murder of Debra Sue a 23 yearold mail On Judge McMaster ordered the Port trial be held outside Harris because of extensive publicity there on the carriers death and the refusal of Ports parents to testify against their son before a Harris County grand McMaster said he picked New Braunfels because the judge here was the most and the town is not a big news Court Administrator Martin Allen said Wednesday that 25 is the date the judge Thats the date he thinks everything will be ready to and Im making all my arrangements here with that date in Im saying but I think theres a good change that will be the definite starting Allen That will give him McMaster four to five weeks to take care of the remaining pretrial and foregoing any major that should be enough Some pretrial matters will involve Ports who were jailed 12 on contempt charges for refusing to testify before grand jfcors in vestigating the After two months in the Ports answered some of the but only Bernard Port was Port remains in the Harris County Jail for refusing to answser about six of the grand jurys 200 See Page 16A Garden Ridge man slain in office A San Antonio executive who was shot to death Tuesday as he crouched under his desk was a resident of Garden Shortly after the police arrested Marvin Wiley Pe Berry San as he sat in a chair in the receptionists He remains in Bexar County Jail in lieu oj wttb Clyde Peek of 20421 Garden Ridge According to published a who did not have an ap entered the offices of at vice president of BFI district greeted the man by name and took him into the Peeks secretary then heard a and saw the man aiming a gun at She ran for but returned in time to hear shots Police recovered a revolver from De Berry when they arrested Funeral services will be held at Friday at the McArthur Park Lutheran 2903 Burial will be at at Fort Sam Houston National Peek had been associated with the waste disposal firm for 13 Before that he had his own disposal firm called Good Cheer Fund makes goal We made Eighteen donations totaling came in Wednesday afternoon for our Cheer Fund pushing our balance over the we needed to feed 200 families with this years We now stand at Edwin and Melba Crow gave Lawrence and Maria and John and Cassie Fischer Veterinary Clinic and Leonard Kramer con tributed Pixie and DEllen Pan and Janice HHzfelder and and Nezelle Austia all gave John and Poris Banks gave and Frank Todays Weather It will be cloudy and foggy with occasional drizzle becoming partly cloudy and warmer this Torys high and low will follow yester days pattern of highs in the mid 70s and lows about Sunset tonight will be at pm and sunrise tomorrow wiU he at Hildegarde and Gajewski and two anonymous donors all gave Ora Mae Pfeuffer and two other anonymous donors brought a food donation Three other donors need to be as their names were inadvertently left Archie Ladshaw and an anonymous donor both gave and Toey CLASSIFIED We appreciate COMICS your And so will 200 local w who will be gettmg a CROSbWum Christmas meal thanks to your DEAR ABBY support of the DEATHS 3A 16A HOROSCOPE 3A KALEIDOSCOPE Water OPINIONS Watch 18 4A SCRAPBOOK SPORTS WHA STOCKS Comal cfs 3 Canyon Lake tttown 729 jw LISTINGS Canyon Oam outflow cts Edwards m WEAJHiER Canyon Uake level ISA
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