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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas CHICAGO BULLS Bulls lure Albeck from PageS New Braunfels Herald New Texas 94 119 Tuesday June 25 Cents 12 Section Shiites release 2 Americans Lebanon AP Greek folk singer Demis Roussos and two American hostages from the hijacked TWA jetliner were released today at a news conference held by a Shiite Moslem militia Forty other Americans are still believed being held hostage throughout In addition to the the freed hostages were identified as Pamela an American citizen often referred to as Roussos and a man the Shiites identified as apparently Arthur who is a student in according to his Accordiing to State Department the latest release leaves 40 Americans still held including a group with Jewishsounding names reportedly taken off the plane during an earlier stop in The release came at the west Beirut house of Justice Minister Nabih leader of Lebanons dominant Shiite He has been negotiating for the Shiite hijackers of TWA Flight 847 since The Shiite extremists who hijacked the TWA Athensto Rome flight last with 153 passengers have demanded the release of more than 700 Shiite prisoners in Israel and two Shiites held in Spain for The hijackers earlier agreed to a request to free all remaining Greek The release came after Berris representative at the Bassam had contacted the planes cockpit and said since the Greek government had released Ali who said he was a hijack the hijackers should release the remaining Greek Laredo teenager fools hijackers LAREDO AP A 13yearold girl who was among the passengers of a TWA flight taken hostage by Shiite terrorists outsmarted the hijackers by stuffing her mothers and grandmothers money inside her socks before the gunmen took the passengers a family member Seven Laredo residents were among the more than 150 passengers aboard the TWA flight that was hijacked in Two Laredo Vicente and his Robert Trautmann still are being held by the Shiite Moslems seeking the release of 700 of their Five other family members arrived in Laredo Monday but avoided The five are Irma her Irma and Trautmanns three and Garzas Javier said Monday that Adriana Garza used a trick she learned back home when the hijackers ordered passengers aboard the flight to give up their What happened is that she outsmarted the guys when they took the Unbeknownst to her mother and she quickly thought of emptying them the purses and the way she does when she goes to the mall here to She doesnt like to carry a purse she stuck everything in her so she had everything that they Santos He said when Adriana Garza was reunited with her other relatives in Paris on she had hundreds of dollars with The teenager had been freed Saturday in The other four were among the first to be released in Beirut on So we thought that besides being very she was very Santos See Page 12 After a 25minute a voice from the cockpit agreed to the release of the Greek but said Dont ask for others to be Otherwise we will destroy your control The speaking in said the plane could be taxied to the tower and blown Freed passengers have said that cabin seats are wired with explosive who is attempting to negotiate a also was quoted as saying the hostages would be safe as long as he was in Berri has said the hostages are now under Amal guard in west In court sources said the trial of two Shiites whose release IB being sought by the extremists would go on as scheduled Spain has said it will not release the The Navy on Monday identified the man killed by the hijackers on a previous stop in Beirut as 23yearold frogman Robert Dean Stethem of Navy officials said his body would be returned to Andrews Air Force Base late Before the latest the State Department said it believed a total of 43 people 42 Americans and a Greek were still held including a group with Jewishsounding names reportedly taken off the plane during an earlier stop in Israeli officials have indicated willingness to free the Shiite prisoners in response to a public request from but the Reagan administration says Israel must make the Emphasizing Israels promise to free the Shiite prisoners presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said If the hijacking situation were then that would certainly put us back at status quo and seemingly put the Israelis back in position to proceed with their announced The plane refueled late but one of the hijackers said the fuel was for air conditioning and lights County moves closer to opening boat ramps By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal County keeps getting closer to a solution that will allow the reopening of the private boat ramps on Canyon Some of the private boat ramps were closed nine months ago when the leases ran out in the midst of negotiations on new contracts that would make the county responsible for all maintenance and liability insurance on County Judge Fred Clark said the county found a new carrier for the umbrella liability insurance coverage that the county needed as part of the conditions the Army Corps of Engineers required before allowing the ramps to All other conditions of the lease have been agreed upon by the county and the We have the insurance now the only question is how much the premiums will Clark We are looking at our contract with Frank Hall who agreed to provide all insurance for the county and had gotten the umbrella policy coverage for the county to see who has to absorb an us or The new umbrella policy will double the but Clark wants to see if Hall can be made to absorb some or all of that Umbrella coverage insures the county above the statutory limit on the amount for which a county can be Umbrella policies are getting harder to com missioners when their umbrella insurer got out of the umbrella as County Auditor Bate Bond put and the commissioners had to find another The corps wanted the county to be covered up to million for personal injury per person with a total of million per The private boat originally installed by became controversial when a the county and the corps were involved in a lawsuit brought by David Saks after several members of his family died in an accident at one boat ramp in At this point the county has not received the the evidence of from Bond Once that is received and the commissioners send it to the corps offices in Fort the leases between the county and the corps will be ready to All but ready Commissioners accept new jail County commissioners accepted the new inside and after an inspection Monday showed the facility was substantially The prisoners may be moved to the new jail later this Sheriff Walter Fellers Buddy site inspector for architect Chris recom mended that the commissioners accept the jail portion of the But he said the contractor still had to have everything done on the punch list before the building would be considered The punch list includes items found to be un such as fire ex tinguishers that put out electrical chemical fires but not those involving plain paper and Seven days from the day of ac ceptance ought to be long enough to get these things Vogler But then I thought we would already be in the building June Commissioners were concerned about jailers knowing how to run all the equipment and what to do in maintenance emergencies shut ting off water or electricity to a damaged We cant have any dummies in here running this Com missioner Monroe Wetz said during the as commissioners watched how the cell doors were operated from a box of controls at the end of each We have got to have people that are educated and Fellers assured commissioners that he had given the jailers one training session on the equipment and could give them another if the commissioners thought it was See Page 12 Humming in A hummingbird flies down toward its nest Monday The rare sight of a nesting DERYL CLARK SiERAlDZEITUNG hummer was spotted along River near Canyon the Guadalupe Inside Water Watch ComalRivar Canyon down 63 Canyon Dam same Edwards down Canyon Uke down Note For the first time in more than three the level of Canyon Uke is above the conservation pool level of 909 feet above mean tea Release rates are now determined by the Fort Worth hydrology deportment of the Army Corps of Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy today and a 40 percent chance of andor The chance of rain will drop to 30 percent on Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 miles per hour near 10 mph and easterly at 510 mph on The high today will be in the low low tonight in the mid and a high on Wednesday in the upper CLASSIFIED 911 COMICS 78 CROSSWORD DEARABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPOJRtiS STOCKS 12 WEATHP City approves budget ByDANAOVERSTREET Stiff writer III a short special meeting Monday City Council approved a million which includes more funds for the police and fire departments and added personnel for other city City Manager Joe Michie said the budget reflects his philosophy that basic services and PttWic safety are the most important To that he included 16 police care for a takehome program under which patrolmen wlli for their own Two patrolmen and a trajfic crime prevention officer were also added to that The Ore dLepirtwenia budget in cludes money for a rather than and Michie suggested the city begin planning for new firefighters to staff the sub station proposed near County Line Also under that departments volunteer firefighters will receive more and two transfer technicians wUl be added to the ambulance Although the city finished the fiscal year in the with a carryover and a contigency fund of between and a bond issue still will be Michie The need for additional fire station storm public and park improvements are welj he said last We cannot continue to ignore pressing capital needs that will benefit all The city manager also called for a comprehensive fiveyear financial plan for city That in cludes a review of and recreation to allow property and sales taxes to pay for basic services such as police and fire street and general Other features of the new effective July are a firstever merit plan for pay and the addition of employees in the plan and finance The library and sanitation and animal control departments will upgrade employees See Page 12 Benavidez sentenced to 25 years By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Just before noon Ramon Alvarado Benavidez of San An tonio was sentenced to 25 years in prison by 22nd District Judge Charles Five character witnesses testified this morning in Benavidez What followed was the judges 25year which was the minimum punishment he could consider under the enhancement of Benavidez two prior convictions
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