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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas orest view below and 2A New Braunfels HeraldZeituno New Texas 4r Friday 25 Cents 22 Pages 2 Sections 2 hurt in plane crash at NB Airport By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer A misdirected landing Thursday flipped a plane at New Braunfels Municipal leaving the student pilot in guarded condition today at San Antonios Methodist Hospital A hospital spokeswoman said guarded is one step up from She said the man un derwent spine surgery and is listed as improving and The owner of the Jack Thiel of 4915 Cherry was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Thursday af About James Greg Eichler of 1347 Lockhill in was attempting to land a twin engine Beechcraft on a runway at the where the plane is He was distracted by a tractor in the field or said New Braunfels Police John Worn Firemen inspect the damaged fireretardant foam drips off the wing LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Checking the damage Forest View North residents tell of seek disaster relief By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Commissioner Bill George inspected flood damage in the Forest View North and vowed to help subdivision residents in their request for We need to help these George said Im going to see if I can get the county judge to write a letter to the asking for this disaster They definitely had a lot of water come through and it tried to take everything with The high waters that swept through the area June 6 where Blanco and Hays counties meet managed to take a lot with it and their including but the people scrambled to For every there is a story of fear and and even You can see where the water came to before the house began to said Adrian pointing to a watermark about two feet up the side of his We were inside when it started then it suddenly came down about five feet away from where it had When the house came it sent the plumbing shooting up through the so that Tom Mullikins barn wound up a halfmile downstream the toilet was sitting about three feet off the Its a good thing I wasnt sitting on it at the Gam mage I could have gotten a nose The house was stopped from going on down river by the trees that it rested But the water continued to so the Gammage family decided to make a run for All of the utilities were severed when the house moved except the DERYL Gammage And Ill have to give the General Telephone a it stayed working through all of Gammage called the sheriffs department at 2 and asked for either a boat or a helicopter to take his family but by he called the sheriff back and told him a boat could not get Theres no point in getting someone else stuck out he It would be just one more person needing But I told if you a helicopter around there I wouldnt mind if you sent There were none so the Gammages had to get out as best they We had to swim out in chest high Gammage And there were so many fire ants in the I got stung so many times I got a little sick from Joe another resident of the Forest View North sub rode out the flood on the roof of his which sits on piers 14 feet above When I woke up at 1 or so the water was still in its banks and had 57 feet to go before it came Collard But in 30 minutes it rose out of the banks and was 34 feet above ground Collard ran down and opened the dog which allowed his four dogs to run to the He tried to save his vehicles and but there was no As the water kept I put anything I could think of that See Page IDA He got off the runway path and by the time they it was too Wommack said tried to land the plane in an adjacent but after the back wheels touched the front set of wheels dug in and flipped the plane There were no More 3A Both men were trapped inside the cockpit for a while before managed to pry his way out of the New Braunfels emergency crews pulled Eichler out of the pilots We had to get down on our stomachs and work him out of his seat and then work him out of the side said Fire Chief Jack who said the rescue an am bulance and three firetrucks See Page IDA VanFlagg pleads guilty A Canyon Lake man who authorities believe was the ringleader of an international drug smuggling operation pleaded guilty to continuing criminal enterprise Thursday in federal court in San Peter William arrested near his residence pleaded guilty to the charge in a plea bargain agreement under which he will be sentenced to no more than 15 years in faces a minimum sentence of 10 years without parole or Many other drug in cluding conspiracy to possess and import metham phetamine and were dropped in the Before the plea VanFlagg faced a maximum sentence of life in He had been charged with 29 other including cocaine and methaphetamine smuggling Included in the reached by defense attorneys and is the assurance that VanFlaggs Lea Beth also will be allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to file income tax whose plea is expected will receive a oneyear probated Lawmen are saying that VanFlagg See VAN Page IDA Guardian Angels plan San Antonio chapter Inside SAN ANTONIO AP Lack of police cooperation wont stop the Guardian Angels from organizing in San the head of the group Curtis founder of the New York based crimewatch said he will try to win police support at a meeting with Assistant Police Chief James Robinson Put in a news conference Thur SUwa said police cooperation will not make or break the Guardian Angel effort in San Weve made the commitment to ponie Sliwa The only thing that could stop us is no said wearing Angels trademark red beret and and white Guardian Angels T Sliwa said the group is moving into Antonio because some citizens expressed an interest in the some brained Guardian have moved to San Antonio can lead the threemonth classes required for Angel 4 recruitment effort on the West Side witt begin the week of June he SUwa has announced organization drives for San Antonio twice but this time he says its for He also said the group plans to organize border patrols beginning in July in the Brownsville The Guardian Angels already have such patrols in the San Ysidro Canyon along the Mexican border in Citing inefficiency of the Border Sliwa said illegal aliens are falling prey to Sliwa said his group has a working relationship with police departments in 15 of the 57 cities where they Guardian Angel chapters already have been started in Fort Houston and BryanCollege he Sliwas Lisa in a telephone interview from the Angels office in New said the organization does not get involved in victimless Our purpose is to patrol high crime areas and provide role models for young people and to make citizens arrests when we see violent crimes taking she Water Watch Comal up 12 Canyon down 22 Canyon Dam same Edwards up Canyon Lake down Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy and warm today and cloudy tonight and tomorrow Expect partly sunny skies Saturday with a 20 percent chance of Todays high will be near 90 and tonights low will drop to about CLASSIFIED 3118 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD DEARABBY 6A HOROSCOPE 12S OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 5A SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER 3A Deadly cheese Bacteria linked to stillbirths in California LOS ANGELES AP Twenty eight deaths or stillbirths and 87 cases of sickness were linked to contaminated cheeses sold mostly to state health officials announced as they ordered the products removed from stores throughout The manufacturer of the cheeses closed down Most victims of the flulike illness that has struck since April were women and their and all were in Los Angeles and neighboring Orange But state authorities Thursday ordered all cheese produced by Jalisco Mexican Products off market Atlanta said bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes were detected in samples of Jalisco cheese sent by Shirley associate deputy director of health programs in Los Angeles She studied 50 to 60 different foods beginning in midMay after health officials detected a link in a rash of ypf the two Fannin said sjtuf learned Thursday that the cheese was con Claire chief of the respiratory and special pathogens branch at the said Listeria attacks either people who have some underlying disease like or pregnant But not every pregnant woman who is exposed will become You cant predict whats going to happen can just have a Fannin said the infection was being blamed for the deaths of 21 people in Los Angeles County since In Orange 16 14 of them among led to seven said Thomas a county Health officials said they realized in retrospect that the cases began two or three months ago in people who had eaten the Cotija and Queso Fresco brand cheeses manufactured by But the pattern of infection emerged slowly because it involved numerous hospitals in two jurisdictions and the with influenzalike is not normally reported to health Prendergast Officials said it can be treated with named for a Mexican manufactures mildcolored cheeses often used in Its factory in Artesia was We dont know if its anything in our said Stephen an attorney for the Right now we are running tests and the government is running tests and well find out what it Experts from the CDC are working with local health officers and the Food and Drug Administration to inspect the planand its shipping Broom said late The CDC and FDA will notify the states where the cheese might have been she Were also trying to pin down how the Listeria got into the Fannin said the bacteria occur naturally in soil and animal viscera and should have been killed during Out of the 71 cases of illness that weve 45 have occurred in either the her child or she adding that aU but one were
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