Tuesday, March 26, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 410 M053 MJCROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX TX 7 Herald New Texas Tuesday March 25 Cents 14 Pages cry of murder Dying serviceman refused medical charges West Germany AP The Soviet sentry who shot and killed a Army officer in EastGermany prevented the dying mans driver from answering his cries for and the Soviets withheld medical help for an officials Soviet and officials traded accusations and official protests on the incident a day after the Soviet guard killed Arthur Nicholson near an East German town about 100 miles northwest of Berlin and 30 miles from the West German The State Department charged that the shooting was President Reagan said he was shocked and saddened by the in cident and added Nicholson was not spying and violence was not But Reagan said that rather than cooling his desire to meet the new Soviet Mikhail the shooting made him more anxious for a summit Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said in Luxembourg today the shooting was very He spoke to reporters as NATO defense ministers opened a regular conference on nuclear weapons a native of is survived by his wife Karyn and a both living in West His which had been turned over to authorities in West was flown late Monday to the Air Base at outside There was no word on when the body will be returned to the United Ed a spokesman for the diplomatic mission in West Berlin said today that Reagan called Nicholson to offer his condolences just before her husbands body was put on a plane for Officials said Nicholsons body was undergoing an autopsy in The Army announced the incident Monday in a brief statement from its European headquarters in The Soviet Embassy said Nicholson and his Jessie were in a restricted zone and entered it despite the presence of clearly visible warning signs in Russian and The Soviets said their guard fired when Nicholson tried to flee and that other soldiers captured his who was at their vehicle The Army said Nicholson spoke fluent The officer was caught redhanded by a Soviet sentry guarding that said the statement by embassy spokesman Vladimir issued in response to press He did not comply with his orders after a warning while attempting to he was officials said Nicholson was 300 to 500 yards away from any restricted Dog trial scratched after plea A lastminute plea bargain in the case of the noisy pit bull terriers stopped a jury trial before it began Monday The defendant has 10 days to decide whether to appeal to the states Court of Appeals the constitutionality of the charges against Before jury selection began in County Court at Law defense attorney Albert Pena of Corpus Christi accepted an offer from County Attorney Bill Reimer that Viola Gonzales plead on two of four barking dog The remaining two charges were The two convictions carry a fine of said What it amounts to is two but they end up paying four times as he Gonzales took her case to the County Court at Law after a 10 municipal court which charged her with paying four On that Judge David Perkins ruled that Gonzales violated the citys barking dog ordinance on four Perkins found Gonzales not of violating the citys ordinance prohibiting more than four adult dogs at one Perkins said testimony at the 6 trial and the evidence did not When the citation was issued to Gonzales on said Bruce who prosecuted the municipal he was told there were six dogs in the But testimony indicated there were only five Neighbors had charged that Gonzales owned at least 12 noisy pit bull which led the areas residents to fear for their In after pressure from residents of the Garza Street City Council passed an emergency ordinance limiting pet owners to four dogs per Gonzales appealed the judges decision on the barking dogs and one of Penas pretrial motions was that there be four separate jury trials to hear the Reimer asked that the cases be consolidated for the convenience of the and jury they were going to go to the See Page 14 Schwwfn w Ludwigslust I EAST GERMANY Neighbors help ax Mesquiterezoning ByDANASTELL Staff writer Almost 50 neighbors opposed rezoning of 35 acres on South and their united voice made its presence known to City Council Monday Council unanimously denied a request from Donald Ryckman and Associates of San Antonio to rezone property between South Mesquite and the planned Walnut Councils denial of the first reading of the rezoning ordinance kills the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 5 agreed unanimously to recommend that Council not grant the zoning change Ryckman had proposed Cl local business zoning on both sides of the Walnut extension and in an opposite corner for garden office He planned R3 multifamily zoning for the rest of the property for But the areas residents didnt want commercial property and apartments so close to their residential And 45 of the 59 property owners notified of Ryckmans intentions signed a petition pointing out 10 reasons they opposed the This represents 83 percent of the involved said Frank Sunrise Street resident and the spokesman for the I ask that you deny this Council also Monday approved the first reading of ordinances zoning property an nexed into the city in Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended for FM 725 an Rl single family zoning from County Line Road to Klein Road and C3 commercial zoning for Klein Road to the new city Planning director Mike Shands said the Commission agreed to the commercial zoning because of the extensive development in the They felt C3 was the best recommendation they could make at this Shands Because of the in tensity of the uses that already exist and the anticipated uses prior to The newlyannexed strip feet west from the entrance to TBsrM was given the nod for Rl singlefamily zoning on first Planning Commissioners said there is adequate commercial zoning north of the because there is no commercial use in the newlyannexed they asked for residential The zoning ordinances must be approved two more times by Council did grant final approval to or dinances rezoning two other recently annexed areas 300 feet on both sides of IH 35 North two miles from the old city limits is now Ml light while the strip 300 feet on each side of Texas 46 East is now C3 See Page 14 City OKs room tax formula The good earth DERYL CLARK HERALD 2EITUNG Joyce Kolodzie works on getting her flowerbed designed to add gloves dirty while planting periwinkles spring colors to the Shes in Landa Shes part of the New planting the flowers in the Aquatic Braunfels Garden Councils adopta After deciding that a 5 percent contingency fund will be spent during the contract City Council Monday night approved the distribution of the Arts and Cultural Com missions share of the hotelmotel room occupancy The Commission this year will receive 20 percent of the local room but decided earlier this month to allocate 15 percent of that money to eight arts groups and retain the other 5 percent for Council said Monday the contingency fund will be called a special projects The money will be available for arts groups already receiving room tax funding or for School By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Not everyone applauded a million bond issue proposed by Comal ISD Bill Brown at Comal Elementary Monday But that didnt daunt who ended his presentation this way Nothing is set in concrete I said that in the Ive ac complished what I wanted to do I got people so now arts groups that did not apply for Arts Commission chairman Mike Walker has called an April 2 workshop at which time his group will discuss how to distribute the 5 percent special projects Council approved the allocation schedule as recommended by the Arts Commission MidTexas percent Circle Arts percent New Braunfels Arts percent New Braunfels Art 2 percent Comal Independent Mens Association dance group percent German Folk percent Texas Junior DANASTELL we can get down to Trustee Erwin Lehmann said his biggest concerns were discrepancies between athletic facility im provements for the districts two high school campuses and the lack of kitchen facilities at Bulverde which would become Bulverde Primary once Smithson Valley High School was converted into a junior high food is prepared at Bulverde Middle School and then million bond issue dissected by CIS D Inside transported to Bulverde Theres still no cafeteria at Bulverde and thats been a thorn in everyones side for Lehmann I think we need to look at A new Smithson Valley High School is shown as and that doesnt include athletic facilities or land Lehmann But youre proposing a million im provement in athletic facilities at Come Trustee Carter Casteel said the concept of building a new high school to serve the Smithson Valley area was only two weeks She also said the board wants the two high schools to be as equal as Architect Mike McChesney said he was not given much direction on the new SVHS so he based the million figure on a facility that included everything but Local man killed in Hays County crash A 28yearold New Braunfels man was lulled Monday afternoon in a onecar rollover on Hunter about of a mile south cf the San Marcos city limits Michael Scott Hamel of Route Box New died when the 1983 Oldsmobile he was driving rolled over and pinned part of his body underneath the He was pronounced dead at the scene by Hays County Peace Justice Macel Funeral arrangements for Hamel are now pending at Zoeller Funeral Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy King said the two James Lakey and James were treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Service personnel for various in See Page 14 Water Watch Comal cfs down 81 Canyon cfs down 1081 Canyon Dam outflow cfs up 16 Edwards up Canyon Lake down Todays Weather It will be mostly cloudy through becoming partly sunny on There is a 20 percent chance of thundershowers today and The high today will be in the upper low tonight in the mid and a high of 80 on Winds will be from the southeast at 15 miles per hour today and decreasing to 10 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Unloaded Guns The San Antonio Gunslingers offense was AWOL Monday and a fine defensive effort went down the drain as a The Denver Gold beat the Gun dropping their record to CLASSIFIED 1113 COMICS 910 CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY DEATHS 14 HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS 67 STOCKS TV LISTINGS 10 WEATHER