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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Outdoors Guide to fishing at Canyon 8A New Braunfels Herald New Texas 126 Thursday June 25 Cents 20 Pages2 Sections Berri crisis may soon be resolved Beirut Shiites exploring options Lebanon AP Shiite Moslem leader Nabih Berri said today that the twoweekold ordeal of the 39 American hijack hostages in Beirut was nearing an He talked to Western television reporters at his heavily fortified house in west Beirut minutes after coming from a 30minute meeting with French Embassy First Secretary Marcel Im waiting for an Until now I dont receive any answer from Berri said in But I think were in the end of this Beirut radio stations said France had offered to house the 39 taken hostage in the hijacking of a TWA airliner on June and two kidnapped Frenchmen at its west Beirut embassy for two days on condition Israel freed 735 Lebanese But the French Foreign Ministry in Paris issued a statement saying We cannot act as substitute We are ready to welcome liberated not LAugel said after meeting Berri that moving the hostages to an embassy would be a longterm It will take a lot of talks to get them In the government said it was studying an offer from Berri to transfer the American hostages to the Swiss The wife of one of the two kidnapped Frenchmen said French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told her today that her magazine writer JeanPaul Kauf and the other scientific researcher Michel had been handed over to Gunmen kidnapped the two Frenchmen on the high way to Beirut airport May Berri told a news conference Wednesday men who kidnapped the Frenchmen had contacted him to say they had decided to put the pair in his charge in the same position as the hostages from the TWA is leader of the Amal militia guarding 36 See Page 12A Washington no news is good news WASHINGTON AP An administration news coupled with intensifying contacts with Syria and other countries to win the freedom of the 39 American hostages in suggests diplomatic ef forts are at a particularly sensitive Hints that the 13day old drama may have reached a turning point revolved around comments Wednesday by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar and the Jesse Jackson and before the blackout by White House spokesman Larry The administrationwide secrecy a tactic often applied when a negotiating effort may be bearing was another indication of diplomatic William a Carter administration Middle East said Wednesday when asked for his in terpretation of the news blackout Maybe its on the way to a Jackson said after meetings with top State Depart ment officials on the situation in Beirut that he has reason to believe President Reagan has been more directly in touch with Syrian President Hafez That is a step in the right he who traveled to Syria last year to win the release of a downed was accompanied to the meetings by Sheik Muhammad Jawad a Detroit based American Shiite Chirri President Assad is a man who can deal with the problem a reference to the dominant role Syria plays in Lugar told reporters after a meeting with Reagan that the crisis was at a very important and its very He later amended the remark somewhat by saying that his observation was a not necessarily that of the Before the blackout was Speakes said the United States had been in close touch with Syria and that Assad had expressed a desire to be He declined to repeat his statement of Tuesday when he said there was no tangible evidence Assads efforts had made a Sheriffs deputy hurt in wreck By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Sheriffs Deputy Steve Stapleton is recuperating at home for the next few days after being injured in an accident on FM 306 about two miles west of FM 2673 Tuesday Another car driven by Daniel Dwayne of Cypress near Houston tried to turn left into a parking crossing in front of Stapletons vehicle as he drove The patrol car left 40 feet of skid marks where Stapleton attempted to avoid hitting the according to the Department of Public Safety Woods car hit the patrol car in the front on the drivers side and then came to rest 18 feet from the Stapleton was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by Deputy Ed Mullins and was treated and was arrested and charged with driving while He was released on bond The crash occurred on the north side of Canyon Lake west of Canyon Firsthand look Child advocate trainees watch mock abuse trial child advocates watched a mock trial of an imaginary child sexual abuse case Wednesday to help them get an idea of the role they may County CourtatLaw Judge Ron Zipp presided over the trial while probation department officer Debra Board played a calm child advocate on the About a dozen people from many professions showed up for both training sessions Monday and Wednesday a psychiatrist and a paralegal In the Monday session County Attorney Bill Reimer emphasized the importance of New Braunfels Police Detective Ray Douglas went over the dif ferent criminal charges that can be used in child abuse And Kim a caseworker with the Department of Human explained the process they go through on child abuse who played the defense attorney in the mock reassured the advocate trainees that they would rarely be called to testify in criminal But the mock trial also gave the potential advocates more familiarity with a system that will have to guide a child Most likely in a criminal you will not be asked to be a assistant District Attorney Bruce who played the You will mainly be used to familiarize the child with the to maintain a trust that trust we need you to convince the child to talk to the in doctors and others trying to work on the to tell the child this is a place where justice is and to reinforce that what happened is not their If an advocate was called to he or she would not be giving the facts of the See Page 12A Flower power Glue in eightyearold Amy Grunwald prepares to put the third construction paper portion of her flower onto its Arts and crafts DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG projects were part of vacation Bible school at Paul Lutheran which runs through this Inside Murder trial September 9 By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The capital murder trial of Rodolfo Baiza Hernandez has been set for 9 before 207th District Judge Robert District Attorney Bill Schroeder said that date was agreed upon by Hernandez attorneys John Chunn and Mark and Jesse Garibay both of San are charged with capital in connection with the ganglandstyle shooting of five Mexican nationals off FM 1863 on March Four of the victims but Victor Manuel Serrano was fatally woun Both men are currently in the Comal County Jail without Schroeder said jury trials have been set for both Hernandez and Garibay on But Hernandez will be tried and the Garibay case will be sub ject to the outcome of Hernandez he A change of venue motion to move Hernandez trial away from Comal County was denied by Pfeuffer earlier this The ruling came after testimony from City Councilman Valdemar Espinoza and New Braunfels ISD trustee Aguinaldo Zamora that Hernandez Spanish surname would prevent him from receiving a fair trial Schroeder said some pretrial motions filed on Garibays behalf were scheduled to be heard Tuesday in but were simply granted by The ex ception was Garibays change of venue which will be carried over to his trial A meeting between defense attorneys and all four victims has also been scheduled on July The meeting will either be in New Braunfels or San An Schroeder said the meeting took some to arrange because three of the victims have returned to Mexico since the while one is still in Water Watch Upset Time Tim Gullickson pulled an early upset at Wimbledon knocking off the 8 seed in the mens CANYON LAKE CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD PEAR ABBY DEATHS Comal Rival down 4 Canyon down 82 Canyon Dam same Edwards same Canyon Lake level up Note For the first lime in more than three the level of Canyon Lake is above the conservation pool level of 909 feet above mean sea Release rates are now determined by the Fort Worth hydrology department of the Army Corps of Todays Weather A 30 percent chance ot rain today increases to a 40 percent KALEIDOSCOPE chance tonight and Temperatures wUJi range from the tower90s during the day down to the 70s overnight Winds wUl vary SCRAPBOOK between 1015 Wednesdays SPQRTS high was and this mornings low was Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at 3B 58B 4B 12A 1B 2A HOROSCOPE 2A 1B OPINIONS 4A OUTDOORS 8A 2B 67A STOCKS 2A TV LISTINGS 46 WEATHER City trying to sort out new labor law By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer The citys personnel department is taking a waitandsee attitude while the federal government decides if local governments are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards especially as the Act pertains to hours worked by firefighters and Exactly how the act will affect the local fire and police departments is not known but one thing is for its a confusing After the Labor Standards Act was governments sued for exemption from its provisions where government services were the new Department of Labor regulations resulted when the Supreme Court reversed the exemption after a wage and hour dispute at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Because of abuses and because of the problems in deciding what are regular government ser they decided that governments should come under the said Charles director of purchasing and personnel for New Bode said he is now waiting for the Department of Labor to issue the new We are going to be but how big its going tp I dont know he The whole thing is really con he Nobody has the new regulations and we dont know what the whole impact will Bode attended a seminar recently and found out this city will not be affected as much as he had first Were not quite as bad off as I originally Bode theres still a lot I do not New Braunfels already meets most of the standards set forth in the In most the new regulations will affect both the police and fire in New See Page 12A Explosion rips East Texas town Texas AP An explosion believed triggered by a gas leak ripped through a building in the downtown section of this town of people early today and fire quickly spread to other buildings in the No one was reported injured and the fire was declared under control about authorities By midmorning the blaze was out although officials were worried that another gas leak could set off a second said Steve fire chief in a community about 45 miles north of Police dispatcher Maxine Smith said no one was The blast levelled the Trinity Valley Floor a floorcovering with the fire spreading to three adjacent At first they told us the whole block was on she But later she said it was learned only about four buildings were on including a jewelry an attorneys office and the Cleveland the towns weekly
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