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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Grand Jury Panel returns 18 indictments Wednesday By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A Canyon Lake contractor accused of lien law violations was among 18 individuals indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury The release of the contractors name was pending his arrest this The indictment against him stated he intended to defraud more than in trust funds from a MexicanAmerican couple under a mechanics lien contract for the construction of their home in June Three San Antonians were indicted for theft over but less than in connection with video recorder equipment stolen from Curtis Mathes on April They were Mary Ester DeLeon of 609 Edward Diaz Moreno of 5202 and Santiago DeLeon of 5843 The indictment against Moreno was enhanced by a prior conviction in Bexar County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on while the one against Santiago DeLeon was enhanced by a forgery conviction in Bexar County on May Forgery by passing indictments were returned against Walter Parrish of Route Box New and Carl David Stobbs of 420 River Bend Drive David Salazar Aleman of 633 Academy was indicted for burglary of a while Raul Rangel Garcia of 1208 Brooklyn San was indicted on two counts of burglary of a Federico Fred Garcia of 565 Market D was indicted for injury See GRAND Page 16 Clay pit search unsuccessful By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Guadalupe County officials attempts to find a womans body In a McQueeney clay pit ended un successfully Wednesday but the sheriff there said the search for Kathleen Ranft is not That part of the investigation has been com Harborth But the case is not going to be Harborth said his office will continue to follow leads and officials also will keep an eye on the especially after has been missing since April and Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth called in a Dallas County psychic to help locate the The psychic identified the clay pit at Acme Brick as the spot to search for He said he believed she had been hit over the head and strangled the night she Her car was discovered at a nightclub on Texas 467 south of Harborth by her estranged He works at Acme Brick About 20 reserve deputies used picks and shovels to dig in part of the pit Monday before the backhoe and frontend loader were brought in that The once mined for brick now con tains waste material from the manufacture of The area is about 100 feet with walls reaching about 75 feet Harborth said he had thought about washing the sides of the pit with water today because the slopes of the pit were too high for the I had considered that if we didnt accomplish what we set out to the sheriff explaining that the higher slopes were beyond the search area recom mended by the See Page 16 Texas Baseball Astros Padres 2 Angels Rangers 2 New Braunfels Herald New Texas Reagan wins Nicaragua aid vote Thursday June 25 Cents 16 Pages WASHINGTON AP President Reagan is praising House approval of million in nonlethal aid to Nicaraguan rebels as a vote to help safeguard our own national in But some Democrats claim it is a step toward In a dramatic the House approved the Contra aid Wednesday and refused to extend a ban on use of funds to support military actions against the leftist Sandinista Calling the House action historic and a demonstration of great in Reagan said a clear bipartisan majority has shown that our nation stands with those who are determined to pursue a political solution and seek a democratic outcome of the crisis in Both houses and both sides of the aisle have now demonstrated American resolve to safeguard our own national interests and to ad vance the rights of the people of Central the president While House Republicans said the action actually improves chances for peace one Democratic leader described it as tantamount to a declaration of war against Reagan pulled off the victory by holding all but a few Republicans and winning over many conservative and Southern The House approved the Republican plan for million in transportation and other humanitarian aid on a 248184 The House action followed last weeks Senate approval of million in nonlethal aid to the Contra but the two versions are attached to different bills and will require ad ditional votes before the funds can be House Republican Leader Robert Michel of Illinois said the turnaround on the House rejection of a million aid plan in April began when Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega flew to Moscow seeking economic help after that The fly pay has taken on a richer meaning for President Daniel Or Michel See Page 16 Down with the old DERYl CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Renovation work on the Utilities Annex Building had Steve Dise of Bartlett Cocke Construction Company busy taking down the old outside canopy this Construction on the Utilities corner of Main which will include a twostory expansion between the and the should sometime in late Main Building be completed Double jeopardy Americans plane hijacked twice by terrorists in two days Ovnrus A An j i Inside Cyprus AP An American father and son trying to leave Beirut were twice snared in a bizarre eyeforaneye hijack episode that ended when a suspected Palestinian hijacker surrendered in Landrey assistant president of the American University of and his were on board a Jordanian airlines plane that was hijacked Tuesday in and East Airlines jet that was commandeered Wednesday as it neared They were attempting to leave Beirut for the graduation of Slades older from Georgia Tech on William told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his hotel room in after the second hijacking ended We are fine It wasnt but it isnt something we want to talk Asked where he and his father planned to travel he laughed and said You mean fly somewhere Im not sure But they departed Cyprus this morning on a British Airways flight to Please let it be was the only reaction from Slades 82 yearold in when news reports said her son and grandson had been freed after the second In authorities took the suspected Palestinian hijacker of the Middle East Airlines jet into custody That hijacking apparently was in retaliation for the Tuesday hijacking of a Jordanian jet by Shiite Moslems in which ended Wednesday when the Shiites destroyed the plane with three No one was hurt in either The who had demanded expulsion of Palestinian guerrillas from got Eight Jordanian security men were at one time thought to be on the Jordanian plane when it was blown up in but the hijackers freed them Each of them was like a full carrying a machine gun plus two plus hand plus plus plastic Ulf a Swede who was the pilot of the Jordanian told reporters in They were equipped for a all of The passengers were of course very nervous and scared at Sultan But they calmed down and I must say they behaved very A Water Watch Comal River Canyon 12i Darn 542 same Aquifer 624 5 j 01 Canyor tare ieve 909 46 02 For trie first time ir ore thaftnree years trie ievei of Canyo is above trie conservation poet level o 90s tee sea Release are determined by ire Fort department ot trie Army Corps of Engineers Todays Weather A 30 percent chance for rain today will decrease to a 20 percent chance Easterly winds will remain at about 10 should reach the the upper80s and drop to the upperfiOs Wednesdays high was 85 and this mornings low was CANYON LAKE Moving along NBISD construction projects making progress after rains DERYL Construction at New BraunfeJs Middle School By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The construction schedule on New Braunfels ISOs building projects has speeded up over the past two Lonnie assistant superin tendent of said Particularly at the middle school we have seen some rapid Curtis At toe rate its going if they can sustain they will be able to pick up some of toe lost The middle school project a fine arts building ought to be ready soon after the beginning of All of toe projects were financed by a million bond issue voters approved in May The new the New Braunfels High School cafetorium and toe New Braunfels Middle School fine arts together making up phase 2 of toe was bid by LANDECO at The recent rains only put them out a day or Jack con struction superintendent for LAN At the new elementary site on County Line workers are pouring toe concrete That work will continue through toe end of next if toe weather Once toe floor is then toe steel structure of toe building will be toe LANDECO spokesman Originally toe finishing date on toe elementary had been projected for toe beginning of toe next school but now the estimate is between Thanksgiving and We have been moving real Sullivan At toe middle we are putting up toe stud walls and preparing for toe At toe high where a cafetorium is being added work is just We are roughing in the plumbing and drilling for toe concrete Sullivan explaining that this had to be done before toe foundation is
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