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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Train crash kills41 New Texas September PageSA Portugal AP An ex press trata trying to make up lost time collided headon with a local train in mountainous Por and at least 41 people died in the Mazing news reports said People Were being burned jumping from the carHages and dying at the train said Duarte Santos one of the passengers who survived the the 13th this year in Local news reports at midmorning today said 41 bodies had been recovered from the wrecked coaches or sighted Rescuers worked through the night to free bodies pinned inside the blackened railway cars and transport them to three local A deputy fire Delfim had estimated the death toll at but a doctor said later that no more than 50 people had the news agency Notidas de Portugal quoted Prime Minister Mario Scares today as saying at the crash1 1 have come to the conclusion that the figures given originally were The news agency Noticias de Portgua said between 146 and 150 passengers were but reported that some were treated from minor injuries and More than 500 100 air force paramilitary police and the Por tuguese Red Cross converged on the disaster site in the mountainous Serra de Estrela region 150 miles northeast of Railway speaking on condition they not be said the eastbound international train and the local train were traveling on the same track in opposite directions when the crash the Portuguese domestic news quoted the railway officials as saying that the seven coach bound from Oporto to with hundreds of migrant was behind schedule and did not wait for the Coimbrabound train to move onto a The wrecked coaches tipped off the rails and burst into setting fire to a pine firefighters and witnesses Some of the cars burned for as long as three Abilio who had been vacationing in the told ANOP he was walking along the tracks when the wreck The first carriage was on There was a deathly no one talking or he The migrant train fell to one side and the regional one to the From the cars people were coming some Pass law Government suggests scrapping segregation with broken There was blood Police in Mangualde said five foreigners on the express were being treated for They identified them as a West a a couple from Italy and a Senate vows sanction fight WASHINGTON AP Senate Democratic leaders say they will keep the issue of tougher economic sanctions against whiteruled South Africa constantly before attaching it to measure after measure until we But Republicans accuse the Democrats of waging a politically campaign to embarrass President whom they said should be given credit and support for revamping his administrations policy toward South Reagan on Monday issued his own list of sanctions aimed at South Africas apartheid system of en forced racial Having failed Wednesday in their second assault on a filibuster preventing consideration of the AntiApartheid Act of Democrats scheduled a third vote But Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Alan Cranston of California said there was virtually no way to build a winning coalition of 60 votes needed to end the Cranston said supporters of the legislation will use todays vote to keep the issue alive and will seek to attach the legislation to the pending debt limitation a measure which requires only a majority vote for passage and which President Reagan would likely find difficult to I believe we have a majority that will stick on a substantive Cranston We will get that on a bill that is tough to filibuster and is very difficult to We are going to keep this issue before the Congress and the country until we Cranston The second attempt to end the filibuster An earlier bid to stop it This is no longer an issue of whats good for South Africa its a raw political Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole of Kansas said in an appeal for GOP senators to close Robert who had voted with the Democrats to end the filibuster the first time switched sides on the second ex plaining that he believed Democrats were engaged in a calculated effort to embarrass the Dole promised to seek a final vote on the sanc tions measure if the administration is not resolute in pursuing its new sanctions give my to this body that if there is any any turning back on the part of the this senator will call up the sanctions bill and will support Dole south Africa AP A committee of the white minority government took a dramatic step toward reforming apartheid today by suggesting that pass lajra barring blacks from white areas be The 40yearold laws as applied at present are discriminatory and are in conflict with basic human said a report by the Presidents Council Committee for Constitutional which was made available to The Associated The commitees wishes will almost certainly be backed by President who appoints members of the To take the reforms must be passed by where Bothas ruling National Party controls 125 of the 178 No dates were recommended for the pass laws to and police today said they would still arrest any black who lacked documents necessary to be in a white It was the second official move in two days to dismantle features of the governments racial discrimination On Botha abandoned his partys longheld policy denying South African citizenship to blacks in socalled tribal The policy aimed at eventually isolating all of South Africas 24 million blacks in and maintaining 87 percent of the country for the 5 million The government announced today that it was banning the 16 issue of Newsweek meaning it is illegal to sell the publication but not possess The move came a day after one of the magazines Ray was served with a deportation order for coverage that the government said advocated violence on the Newsweek said in New York that its reports from South Africa attempt to treat all sides Police reported two new deaths in rioting A police spokesman said a black policeman killed a man who was in a crowd stoning the policemans and police officers firing shotguns and handguns killed a female member of a mob attacking a second private These were among a dozen reports of antiapartheid disturbances around Cape police Most of the rest of the nation appeared More than 700 people have been killed in 13 months of black mob violence and antiapartheid The report from the Presidents Council said South Africa should replace the pass laws with a national plan for orderly South Africas solution to urban overcrowding has been to allow whites to settle anywhere they wanted while regulating the numbers of blacks near the urban The report said more money should be spent in developing black town and allowances should be made for iormal black or squatter camps that ring white Blacks should themselves be involved in the development of the proposed urbanization the report Snake sackers slither around ban AP En vironmentalists and sportsmen are entangled in a sharptoothed debate over the states ban on timber rat tlesnakes in snake sacking The state Fish which imposed the ban says the contests injure the snakes by tearing their dislocating vertebrae and causing internal These people are thrillseekers and The snakes are Its just like cock fights or other said a snake expert with the Carnegie Institute of who are getting around the ban by importing diamondback rattlers from Texas or moving across the state say the snakes are released Mf were going to get lets ban fish hooks because it hurts the fishs said James executive director of the state House Game and Fisheries The Fish Commission has not shown us any evidence that sacking contests are detrimental to Even state lawmakers are in The House voted 15051 on May 7 to lift the and the bill is pending in the the state Wildlife Conservation Fund is spending for a threeyear study on the effects of sacking on People So what Its just a But if they were stuffing Bambi in a there would be tremendous public said Clark coordinator for en dangered species for the Fish We have a responsibility to protect a resource whether the people want it or said Experts note that the snakes are beneficial to man by eating For sacking contests and snake hunts have been traditional fundraising events for rural volunteer fire Contestants enter a pit and snatch poisonous snakes with their bare stuffing them into a burlap sack held by a The better teams can bag five vipers in less than four A snake bite means not to mention the In the state sacking championships at Cross Fork in the Kettle Creek Hose raised for fire and ambulance service in Potter bagging diamondbacks purchased from Reagan calls for GOP unity on taxes AP President invoking his own age and approaching promoted his tax overhaul program to senior citizens today as a way to better the lives of their children and grand If Congress approves his Reagan younger Americans would keep more of their incomes through lower find more jobs in a healthy economy and benefit from a rising standard of Speaking to the Senior Citizens Forum on Tax the 74yearold president com You and I have much in Weve lived out a great part of our he told his he needs their help in winning congressional approval for his Warning that special interests are fighting his Reagan said that preserving tax shelters and loopholes now in the tax laws would make the rest of us pay for the special treatment that they and their bigmoney clients If youre going to outflank those special interests and get this tax reform a certain senior citizen is going to need your help a fella named Ronald the president He also charged that present deductions had failed to keep up with The tax code has in effect made it more and more expensive to care for older parents or give children the good upbringing and education they he The president also repeated his pledge to the senior citizens that nothing in our tax plan would affect your Social Security checks in any way I COULD HAVE IN THJS SPACE BRUNERS Farah Slacks For men and young Solid color slacks with coor dinated color 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