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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels m f I New Braunfels Herald2 Dropping food prices hold inflation rate May WASHINGTON AP The first food price drop In 11 months offset a continued creep in energy costs to hold the April in flation rate to the government reported Food which had held flat in declined by percent last month the first drop since when they fell by the same Gasoline continuing to spurt up ward from what analysts have characterized as unusually depressed winter rose percent on a seasonally adjusted basis that took into account traditional spring Excluding energy and the Consumer Price Index rose percent last For the first four months of inflation at the retail level was running at an annual rate of just slightly ahead of the percent of last In a separate report the Commerce Department said the economy grew at a sluggish percent annual rate in the first three months of the The the slowest since the end of the 198182 was attributed to aggressive foreign com petition for American All in the Labor Departments Con sumer Price Index report for April was a reaffirmation of analysts assessment that the percent increase in March prices was an aberation and that inflation for 1985 will hold Prior to the big March which had been attributed almost entirely to a big jump in fuel the CPI had risen percent in January and percent in Todays report followed a Monday stock market rally in which the Dow Jones in dustrial average closed at a record high of in response to the Federal Reserve Boards move Friday to drive interest rates down by cutting the interest on loans to member Fed board in had made clear on several recent occasions that continued signs of moderate inflation made them less fearful about spurring a lagging economy with an interest rate promise oil to Nicaragua Nicaragua AP The Soviet Union has promised to supply leftist Nicaragua with 80 percent to 90 percent of its oil needs this President Daniel Ortega announced on his return from a 14nation Ortega came home Monday with expressions of support from virtually every country he visited in an attempt to get economic aid to offset the effects of trade But while many nations said they would not join the there were few specific public pledges of Ortega declined to disclose how much economic help he was but said the trip was worthwhile for the Soviet promise This is not the right time to inform about the total he We know that the results were positive in the political and the economic but we also know that our economic problems cant be resolved in the shortterm with the tour I carried since what we are experiencing in Nicaragua is an economy of Ortega Government sources who spoke on condition of anonymity had said Ortega went to Moscow in hopes of getting million in economic Nicaragua needs barrels of oil each and the amount promised by the Soviet Union would be close to the million figure in Ortega started his trip April days before President Reagan announced a trade embargo against but the ruling Sandinista Front leader said from the outset that he was seeking economic aid because the United States was aggressive economic actions Ortega had planned to visit only the Soviet Union and Eastern European but extended his itinerary to Western Europe to counteract reaction that the trip showed a further alignment of Nicaragua with the Soviet He visited the Soviet East Sweden and The Congress responded angrily to the trip to the Soviet and it is thought to have increased Reagans chances to push through aid he is seeking for the Contra rebels fighting against the Sandinista Reagan has been repeatedly rebuffed in attempts to restore covert military aid to the Con A Western diplomat said the trip produced little economic benefit for the hardpressed Nicaraguan government in the form of Socialist countries are little inclined to provide economic aid in So we dont know if they have signed any new cooperation but it is almost certain that if one is it will be for technical aid and the diplomat Moscow signs Pepsico agreement MOSCOW AP Pepsico and the Soviet government today signed a new trade agreement expected to double production and sales of Pepsi Cola in the Soviet Union over the next five The agreement runs through 1990 and expands on a previous arrangement for exchange marketing of PepsiCola in the Soviet Union and Stolichnaya vodka in the United Current retail sales of PepsiCola in the Soviet Union are about million and sales of Stolichnaya vodka are about million each said Pepsicos chief executive Donald in a prepared Under this latest we expect our total business to nearly Kendall The agreement was signed at the Foreign Trade Ministry by Kendall and by Yuri president of the Soviet ExportImport Company Shiites fight to keep PLO out of Beirut Lebanon AP Seeking to prevent the PLO from returning to Shiite Moslem militiamen fought Palestinian guerrillas in three crowded refugee camps in fierce battles that police said killed at least 60 people and wounded The artillery fell silent at 5 Monday after Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and other Moslem leaders mediated a but reporters near the camps of and Bourj elBarajneh reported gunfire and explosions after the truce deadline One Palestinian who requested anonymity for security said the Shiites Amal militia used the truce to wrest back security centers they lost in Sabra during the He said Amal militiamen moved back into Sabra behind Moslem units of the Lebanese army sent in under the ceasefire accord to separate the The command of the armys 6th which is mainly Shiite said its units took up positions in Sabra and Bourj el Barajneh to preserve An army communique said the gunfire and explosions were part of moppingup operations undertaken by army It did not The fiercest fighting was around Sabra and where hundreds of Palestinians and Moslems were massacred by Christian militias following Israels invasion of Both camps are former strongholds of Yasser the leader of the Palestine Liberation and proArafat posters are plastered throughout the Arafats guerrillas were expelled from Beirut by the Israelis in but guerrilla leaders since have boasted that many have filtered back into the Arafat loyalists then were expelled from Syriancontrolled northern Lebanon in 1983 by Syrianbacked PLO The current attack in spearheaded by the Syjian supported Amal appeared to be an effort to insure that Arafats influence does not return to Outgunned and outnumbered Palestinians in the three refugee camps held off a series of attacks by the Shiite Moslem Amal Were taking heavy one Palestinian in Sabra told The Associated Press by Many people are dying in their They dont have The battle as described from the top floor of an eightstory apartment block overlooking the cement block shanty town of was pure technicolor blue and orange flashes all Fighters on both sides were reported locked in handtohand combat at times and there were barrages from heavy mortars and rocketpropelled grenades around the shantytown A pall of gray and black smoke shrouded the Am sirens braved shellfire to rush casualties out of the battle Two hospitals were What is Dominos Government Guaranteed Bonds Guaranteed as to A Insured Certificates 01 Deposit Effective Date 51SI5 Insured Federal Income TaxFree Municipal Bonds may oe suDiect lo slate or local laes IRA And KEOCH Retirement Plans Based on Araied Bonds name is available through your local Edward Jones regulations require a substantial interest penalty or early Stan Cunningham 1000 Walnut Suite F New 78130 6290055 VMl W Bingo bill gets OK AUSTIN AP Senators have approved a bingo bill that an op ponent said would make Texas a haven for promoters of the multi million dollar but sponsor Ike Harris said the measure follows suggestions made by the state Carlos who tried un successfully to amend the predicted Monday the House would reject Senate committee changes and call for a conference committee to work out a DCorpus recalled that the original bill authorizing bingo games for certain charities was enacted in and we can close some said the House bill had been and his Economic Development Committee had adopted a substitute that keeps the bill the way the comptroller wants The comptroller administers the bingo and Harris said the substitute would set up an audit trail the comptroller could He also said the measure would guarantee 35 percent of the gross to charity and would allow the comp troller to suspend or revoke a bingo Truan said Harris proposal made 13 changes in the Houseapproved bill by Lloyd DLa and Truan I take issue with Truans amendment to limit the number of bingo halls a promoter could lease failed Harris said he was assured by the comptroller that this section of the bill would present no A Truan amendment to hold the aggregate amount on prizes to was rejected which left stan ding Harris limit of You double the prize money and you will drive out the smaller said Youre arguing in the wrong said A 226 vote killed an amendment to restrict to two the number of licensed organizations that could hold bingo games at the same Truans last amendment would have set a ceiling of on the rent that could be charged for the use of a bingo but failed Harris bill raised the House ceiling from to and Truan said this created a paradise for the who can really skim off bingo The bingo measure was returned to the House on voice House gives OK to spouserape measure AUSTIN AP The House gave preliminary approval Monday to a measure that would allow rape prosecution in cases where the victim is married to the State law now says a husband cannot be prosecuted for raping his Debra won 7526 approval for the bill after offering a brief There was no The measure faces another House vote before going to the In Danburg tried to amend another bill to allow prosecution in spousal It failed Also the House gave preliminary approval to the Henry Lee Lucas amendment aimed at making sure the states crime vic tims fund would get money from any book or movie involving a Charles won tentative voice vote approval for the measure that would require the Industrial Accident which administers the victims to review book or movie contracts with House kills belts for school buses AUSTIN AP The Texas which had tentatively approved the measure after its sponsor claimed it was a has voted against mandating seat belts on school School superintendents lobbied the bill to death during the according to sponsor Eddie DCorpus Their dollars are more important to them than the safety of the said A 6652 Friday vote had advanced the measure to Mondays where it was voted down The bill would have required seat belts on all school buses put into service in Texas after Cavazos said it would take 13 years to wind up with belts on every It would cost about per a cost that would have been picked up by the state under an amendment added to the bill There are an average of four school bus accidents a according to It surprises me they could sit there and vote against protecting the children when they voted protection for he referring to a bill requiring seat belt use in Talmadge complained that seat belts could prove to be a big waste of Federal school bus regulations have made the buses he This is a very safe mode of he Weather DRAW THE WEATHER SUBMITTED BY Jose Fifth Carl Schurz Texas At least five baseballsized flooding and furious lightning accompanied a vast line of thunderstorms across East Texas this An Ennis Chevrolet dealership and about four other business were damaged when a passible tornado swept through that Ellis County city at about this county sheriffs department spokeswoman Lisa Pierce Nobody was and the damage wasnt she The damage was estimated at less than Tornado and flash flood watches were posted throughout the area for much of the early and severe thunderstorms watches were still up for East and Southeast Texas through 8 Most of the thunderstorm activity had moved into the Eastern and South Central sections of the including the middle Elsewhere in the skies were mostly except for fair skies in the far west and along parts of the lower Rio Grande The thunderstorms were expected to abate briefly before resuming this with the possibility of more severe weather the National Weather Service Two tornado sightings were confirmed in Lamar County near but like two funnels spotted near Paris and one near Big none caused any damage or Lamar County Sheriffs Department spokesman Harry Mitchell Nacogdoches authorities said a tornado was reported to have ripped the tips oft several trees and downed some power lines before retreating into the sky after 6 30 without causing any The storms drenched the area from San Antonio to San Angeto and with as much inches falling in six hours at the weather service But although underpass and street flooding was reported throughout North and West Central most of it was minor and forced no officials said Dimto baseballsued hail pounded scores of communities including Rayland and Jacksboro in North Central Texas and Falfurrias in South Texas as the storms headed east Monday night and this the weather service Severe thunderstorms generated high winds and hail across Texas early knocking out electrical power to about homes in southwest Wichita Lightning struck a retail sporting goods store in northwest Dallas early sparking a threealarm fire that caused about in damages to the store and its fire investigators The Nation Thunderstorms rumbled across the Southwest and through the nations mid section today after setting off lightning that killed one man and injured five others in Missouri and spawning hail ana heavy Severe thunderstorm watches were posted in southeastern southern central and northeastern Showers and thunderstorms also were clustered over Missouri and One man was killed and five others were injured when a lightning bolt struck a tree tnc men took shelter unoer near a ballfieta at Monday evening police Police identified the dead man as Michael of One of the others was hospitahzea ana the other four were treated at a hospital ana police Elsewhere showers ana a few thunderstorms were spread along a cold front from southern Illinois to western New York and along me southern Atlantic The southern Rockies haa widely scattered showers Severe thunderstorms rumbled across Texas and Oklahoma Monday A tornado touched oown near and other twisters toucheo down near Sumner and Golf ballsized hail was scattered through the storm area in both More than 3 inches of rain fell in one hour in some areas of southwestern Oklahoma ana a southwestern Arkansas thunderstorm dumped more than 2 inches of rain in 45 Brought To You MBankNew Braunfels A Momentum Bank 961 Mfio New Teiw 78130 Member HPUBfand FOIC
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