Tuesday, April 16, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 16, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Ivio53 BOX 45436 TX 7524ri I1 Its official CISD calls million bond issue May 18 By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISO patrons will get the chance to vote FOR or AGAINST in facilities improvements in a May 18 bond issue Trustees set the date and the doar amount at Monday nights board The unanimous vote to call the election was taken before boardmembers Tom Clay Spud George and Lee Ikels were sworn into their newlyelected The million proposal includes a new middle school to replace Canyon Middle and a new high school for the Smithson Valley The present SVHS will become a middle school for Mountain Valley and Bulverde while Bulverde Middle School will be converted into an elementary campus for grades and the present Bulverde Elementary campus will become Bulverde Primary for kin dergarten through second Architect Mike McChesney said the new high school accounted for of the total bond Other addition atidor renovation costs were listed as Canyon High Smithson Valley Junior Bulverde Elementary now Bulverde Mountain Valley Goodwin Frazier See Page 9 Local Ranger says hes sure Lucas killed woman in 1981 Texas Ranger Ray Martinez has no doubt Henry Lee Lucas killed an unidentified Latin woman in 1981 near despite recent controversy over the validity of Lucas 600 Im not still convinced he did Martinez said Lucas confessed to the 1981 Interstate killing last April when he directed Martinez and Sheriffs Investigator Kermit Kroesche to within 50 feet of where the body was He also told them the time of day she was mur and where and how many times he shot He said they were driving a Oldsmobile stationwagon cut down to look like an El and that there was a mattress and motor oil in the Martinez said in April of The woman had motor oil on her legs when we and we couldnt figure out how it got Phone coop ends banner New Braunfels New Texas The motor oil correlation is still Martinez Stop and think about How many murder victims do you find with motor oil on their legs and feet Lucas has confessed to as many as 600 slayings throughout the United States and five other A story in Sundays Dallas TimesHerald quoted Lucas as saying his confessions were a hoax to show law en forcement doesnt do its and that he had only killed three including his mother in But Clemmie one of Lucas closest said today that Lucas told her he was lying about his involvement in only three Lucas was sentenced to die by lethal injection by a See Page 9 Tuesday April 25 Cents 12 Pages Astronauts work to save satellite CAPE AP Working with great two spacewalkers floated into Discoverys open cargo bay today and attached to the shuttles robot arm crude flyswatter tools designed to save an million communications Job well Mission Control commended The unrehearsed work by astronauts David Griggs and Jeffrey Hoffman was the first step in a hastily arranged but wellthoughtout plan to try to rescue the Syncom Early Discoverys crew will close the 40mile gap with the move in and try to snag a fourinch lever on the side of the huge rotating payload with holes cut in the plastic flaplike ends of the which look like large The lever is an onoff switch for electrical and was supposed to have tripped outward automatically when the astronauts deployed Syncom on Without the satellite is Working in cumbersome million Griggs and Hoffman had trouble at first as their Not a bad eh Hoffman It looks different when you dont have a window frame around straps and other gear kept floating away at the end of After about 40 minutes they were welladjusted to their outside en vironment and within 90 minutes they had completed strapping the tools to the Mission Control had estimated the task would take more than two They even took time to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Earth and stars that surrounded Not a bad eh Hoffman It looks different when you dont have a window frame around The tools were crafted out of pieces of a window tubing and other items scavenged from Discoverys The rescue exercise has extended the mission from five to seven with landing now set for Friday at the Kennedy Space It gives Jake Garn of who is flying as a congressional extra time to see how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration responds to difficult The innovative thinking that developed the flyswatter has helped astronauts convert bad situations into good on many We will once again have demonstrated the flexibility of the manned whether we succeed or not in said flight director Randy Hoffman and Griggs were selected for the spacewalk because they had trained in case an emergency sent them into the cargo bay to stow or unstow the robot arm and open or close a satellite sun which were considered the most likely The astronauts were instructed to cut three rectangular holes out of two plastic covers of their flight files to create ladderlike flexible One version was attached to a cone made of rolled another was affixed to the aluminum ribbing of a window See Page 9 Gunman robs Rodeway Inn Composite of suspect Police are still looking for an aggravated robbery suspect who took an undetermined amount of cash from the cashier at the Rodeway Inn on Interstate 35 Sunday Detective Mario Guerrero said the suspect is described as a Latin male between 30 and 34 years weighing 150 pounds with curly a medium build and dark The weapon used was an unknown caliber blue steel and the suspect was wearing a redblack flannel hunting shirt over a black blue jeans and black combat boots during the The hotel clerk told police the man entered the lobby about 11 Sunday and threw a bag across the front He then opened his revealing the handgun tucked inside his and told her to fill the bag with the hotels daily She followed his and the suspect left the building with the money headed in an easterly The clerk said she was unable to observe whether the suspects got into a but police were advised of a vehicle leaving the scene at a high rate of Guerrero said the vehicle was possibly an older model fourdoor Americanmade medium blue in The clerk also told police the same suspect was at the asking about room prices a couple of hours before the Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at See Page 9 City budget requests million too high Inside ByOANASTELL Staff writer City department heads are asking for equipment and but insist their requests are not trivial At a Monday night City Council listened to department heads outline the proposed 198566 They did a good job of putting together realistic said City Manager Joe This was not a Santa Qaus Most of the department heads asked either to hire new employees or to upgrade parttime workers to And many proposed budgets showed slight while two the public works and nondepartmental budgets actually suggested Michie will present information about projected revenues at the next council I will be working on the revenue projections and a tax then I will put together a budget by July he In looking at the I dont see them being a great deal in creased over what they are this Michie said the budget as proposed by department heads is about a million dollars over what will be brought in next We need to go See Page 8 Water Coma J78 up 12 Canyon Dam outflow837 eft dpwn 10 up Canyon Lake level down Wif 4Mr Tempertyres are expected reachWtodayaaddroptothelow 606 Tomorrow should also be sunny and ANortheasterty wind will stay around 10 mile per how Mondays high was and this mornings tow was Suoset will be at and Passedon pigeons One of the casualties floats in the Guadalupe River DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Poisoned pigeons crashland at boat launch By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Over 200 dead and dying pigeons fell out of the sky near the public boat ramp on the Guadalupe River under IH 35 The pigeons did not die People were trying to save It was Ann an employee at New Braunfels RV Park The pigeons appear to be the victims of an eradication program by BugAMeister Pest which was hired by Dittlinger We entered into a contract with BugAMeister April Jack plant We have to maintain certain clean standards set down by the Food Drug When you have this many tiirds feeding around the chances of droppings getting in the grain is very Brad owner of said his company put out 60 pounds a day of regular corn in the prebaiting program to attract as many birds to the area as When you have this many birds it was over some you really dont know exactly because the flock is constantly changing and But we mixed the corn 18 to one regular to We aim at a 12 percent death Herbelin People have confused the dead pigeons with a similar contract with the county to remove birds from the only around 300 birds roost or nest around the Courthouse and that project ended at least a week We do not enjoy killing If there was any other way to do this we would use Herbelin He also mentioned that every company that they contract with is offered another solution sterilization of the this approach takes longer and costs So no businesses or governmental entities that have contracted with BugAMeister have taken this Some people at the boat ramp Sunday thought that poison corn was around that but BugAMeister denied setting out any corn Also other ob servers said all the corn there was regurgitated by the An employee and the owner of New Braunfels RV Park both said in separate interviews that they had seen pigeons vomiting When we came off the river around all these birds were falling out of the some on the ground were throwing up corn in Hackney Most of the corn was She picked up 50 birds around the grounds and the corn they We have pets and we were afraid they might try to eat Hackney A lot of stray cats started hanging at tracted by the dead Pearl the owner Also I was worried about all the little kids around Herbelin said that if an animal ate the poison See Page 9 SWT professor found dead HaglerHearns Mondays Thomas Hearns Marvin Hagler fight lived up to all its and Hagler came out of it with a technical knockout and his Page CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEARABBY BfATHS HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS TVUSTiNdS WfATHfR The death of David Carl of New was ruled a suicide Monday by Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto The cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide Around Yates body was found slumped over the steering wheel of his 1984 Dodge which was parked off FM1863 near the Manor Smith Comal County Sheriffs In vestigator Kermit Kroesche said the trucks motor was and a lightweight vinyl hose inside the passenger side window was still connected to the exhaust pipe when Deputy David Taylor arrived on the Yates was pronounced dead at by Peace Justice Doc Kroesche said results from toxicology tests to detect any alcohol or drugs in Yates body wont be available for several Yates was an assistant professor at Southwest Texas State University in San and a father of He was born on July 1939 in West and married Jo Ann Kudelka on June He was a 21year resident of New and the publisher of Cedar a quarterly literary He was also a member of Sigma Delta and Peter and Paul Catholic Funeral services will be at 10 Wednesday at Peter and followed by burial in the church A rosary will be recited at 7 tonight at Zoeller Funeral Survivors include his Jo See j