Friday, January 25, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas A10 MICROPLEX INC MITCH WOMBLE 304 New Braunfels dhamber Besserung tonight Herald Ntw Texas Friday 19 January 1988 25 Cents 24 Pages 2 Sections Shuttle to deploy spy satellite CAPE AP Discoverys his voice reported the shuttle was performing flawlessly today as the astronauts readied for deployment of a million superspy satellite whose fate depends on a rocket stage which failed its only other shuttle Sources reported the satellite was scheduled to be deployed sometime but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Pentagon said they will not confirm it has been released until much later in the The reporting delay is one of several secrecy steps being taken to confound Soviet tracking efforts during this first completely classified manned space The missionbegan at EST Thursday after a secret whose status was revealed publicly just nine minutes before Missing as the spaceship rose spectacularly into space were the voices of the Throughout the expected to last at least until reporters will not be able to listen to spacetoground com as has benn allowed for Even if they could listen the conversations are NASA plans to issue a statement about every eight hours on condition of the spaceship and its crew and all elements of the space transportation system are performing the agency said early A midmorning statement essentially repeated that message and added this quote from from Discoverys Navy Thomas Mattingly Youve never seen a machine like this Its so nominal youd think the gauges were printed on The statement also said the crew had witnessed the breakup and fiery reentry of the ships huge external fuel tank after it was It quoted Air Force Loren the describing it as a beautiful display of The other crew members are Marine James Buchli and Air Force majors Ellison Onizuka and Gary Discoverys sources is a Air Force satellite capable of monitoring Russian missile tests and intercepting military and diplomatic com munications in much of Asia and The Pentagon has acknowledged the satellite will be See Page 12A Utilities OKs ms takeover Water system acquisition has other hurdles to clear By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Trustees unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding to eventually add the Solms Water District into the New Braunfels Utilities system at Thursdays board The acquisition must be approved by directors of Utilities and the Solms Water the Farmers Home and the Public Utility Commission before it becomes Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said the Solms Water District has an outstanding debt and if the transfer couldnt be made at the interest the acquisition would require some If the move would serve to incorporate the area from Solms Road down both sides of Interstate 35 to the rest stop area near Northcliffe into NBUs service We must redefine the bring it up to and with the anticipated increase in the number of customers out they could in five to seven years meet the in debtedness for the initial acquisition cost of the Sohn Sohn compared the Solms situation to the Clear Springs area a few years ago in that very little of the Solms area is currently within the New Braunfels city but is included in the citys extraterritorial jurisdiction Sohn said about the time the residents of Clear Springs paid off their the city annexed the area and the residents there fell into the same rate system as other Utilities In the Solms Sohn said Utilities would be buying such assets as an operational a 2million gallon storage tank and a pumping And like Clear Solms would pay its own We will develop a rate to allow higher than what Utilities customers pay within the For the minimum the customers of the Solms Water District get and thats not going to Sohn On monthly pf water wont change too Were hoping to maintain as close to what theyve got as possible as far as rates he Hanno Fritz of the Solms Water District board of said the present system was maxed A lot of folks want more and we cant help He said the majority of customers in the Solms Water District would welcome a NBU as well as the many developers who ask at least once a week about the present water In other the board re elected Bill Brown as board See Page 12A The collision knockeddpwotbeWeet sign at the corner of Nacogdoches and Castell school bus collide hHANChb BHILXjfcb ML UNd ByDAIMASTELL Staff writer A New Braunfels couple in their 70s remained in McKenna Memorial Hospital today in satisfactory condition after their car was hit by a school bus about Thursday None of the 26 children on the New Braunfels ISD bus were They were put on another bus and taken home before the wreckage was Peter and Lydia of Basel were admitted for said a hospital As far as I can said New Braunfels patrolman Russell he the sign and pulled away without seeing the The bus tried to stop and hit the 10821 forcing it up into the yard and into a telephone Petrosky was southbound on Castell and the car was in the middle of the intersection when the bus hit the passenger Bell said the bus left 41foot skid The driven by 38yearold Klisa was eastbound on Nacogdoches at to 5 Bell With that kind of force behind the bus wouldnt have had to have been going that Petrosky was ticketed for failure to yield from the stop sign at the Bell The stop sign and street signs tin the southeast corner of the intersection were being replaced at presstime Where theres smoke New Braunfels firefighters battle a Thursday afternoon blaze at 41 Mittman Circle off FM The fire was reported to the department at and firemen were on the scene until A minute after they cleared the they were called as the fire had rekin OAVE KRAMER HERALD ZEITUNG died in the Extensive damage was although a dollar estimate was not County says no to jail change By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The architect for the new counts jail brought in three change orders for county commissioners con sideration but they flatly turned down one costing The other which total will have to be presented at a later They were not on the commissioners agenda so no action could be The was to put in a gas car wash storage shed and fenced what the commissioners had en visioned was something less elaborate that would cost around The gas tank and car wash was for the convenience of rather than having to go the sixeight miles to the car But I cant see spending this kind of money to keep them from having to travel the sixeight Commissioner Monroe Wetz Construction supervisor Buddy Vogel told commissioners the gasoline tanks had to be buried and certain environmental regulations had to be See Page 12A Cunul FKiM Cdn ifH 1 234 clsiup4l j cfb 1 7i 800 cfs Isabel j 623 78 up 0V I 903 79 rtovvn 061 j Todays Weather The nice weather will continue j today and tomorrow with partly j cloudy skies and a high today in the mid Expect mild and cooler weather tonight with a low in the upper Saturday will see partly cloudy skies and tem peratures near Yesterdays high was 65 and this mornings low was Sunset today is at 6 OH and sunrise tomorrow will be at 7 24 CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY 29B JOB JJB 11B HOROSCOPE OPINIONS RELIGIOUS FOCUS SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER JHB 4A 5A 810A 12A 1QB 3A