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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MO 5 3 MI CROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 1513A DA TX 75245 257 Sports Comal County players of the week See below Water Watch Gomal cfs down 20 Canyon inflow cfs same Canyon cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level up World Shiites claim Soviet victims See Page 6 Inners at the Comal County Fair arc see Page 810 New Braunfels Herald Texas Tuesday October 25 Cents 16 Section By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Comal County Fair wasnt lucky enough to escape the But this weeks chilly temperatures came a little too late to spoil the fair goers More than two inches of rain drenched New Braunfels and Canyon Lake Saturday and Doug a Comal County Fair said attendance was off about 25 percent because of the The rain also affected travel and utility John electrical distribution said New Braunfels Utilities customers suffered a couple of minor power But we were he There was very little lightning with this cool off Comal County At least one vehicle stalled at a low water crossing on Blanco Road Sunday morning near An elderly couples truck stalled there and the water was said Chief Bernie Andrews with the BexarBulverde Fire It was during the six inches of rain we Thats what people told me we But by the time the work week had it was time to put up the raincoats and drag out the Overnight lows Sunday and Monday fell to the upper Merchants said electric childrens and heaters were selling like hotcakes while phones were ringing off the wall at local heating unit and service Weve already sold about 25 or 30 electric Manager Bill Larson said Monday By Tuesday the store had sold about 36 childrens he KMart Manager Danny Biddle also reported a big increase in childrens coat while heaters and electric blankets werent going as A spokesman for the National Weather Service said the recent temperature drop was unusual for this time of but certainly not a It was cold to make some folks want to turn on their heaters for the Thats why the phones had started ringing more than usual at businesses like GuadaComa Mechnical and Penrose Heating and Air Con Since Monday weve gotten about 25 Most of them are requests for routine a spokeswoman for GuadaComa said this NB leaders plan New York trip By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels will be well represented before a New York bond rating service later this month when at least eight people will trek to the Big Apple to answer questions about the Its all part of selling bonds to pay for explains City Manager Joe Its a very typical and standard thing meeting with the bond rating people is a requirement that we get a certain bond rating the bond New Braunfels Utilities in August approved the issuance of million in revenue bonds for utility system And the City of New Braunfels hopes voters on 19 will approve the issuance of million in general obligation bonds to pay for improvements to drainage and public the city has an Al bond rating on its ability to repay the Michie Moodys Investors Service also has given the utilities an Al The rating affects the amount of interest that is It is important that you get as high a rating of the bonds as possible so the interest will be as low as From an Al to a B you could be talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 20year Financial advisor Floyd Wester suggested that several pebple from the city and from the utilities go to New York to represent their It helps to see them eyeball to Westerman People form impressions about things that shouldnt be used and it is well to sit down with those See NEW Page 16 Shiites claim Soviet deaths Lebanon AP An anonymous caller purporting to represent the kidnappers of four Soviet Embassy personnel claimed in a telephone call to a Western news agency today that two of the captives have been The who said he spoke for Islamic or Islamic Holy a Shiite Moslem fundamentalist identified the pair only as the commercial attache and the em bassy When the Soviets were kidnapped Monday in west police identified the Soviet attache as Oleg Spirin and the doctor as Nicolai There was no way to authenticate the But a representative of the news who asked not to be said the same man had called them several times during the The caller said We have executed the Soviet commercial attache and the Our demands still We are not going to execute any more Anonymous callers who claimed responsibility for the kidnappings have threatened to kill the Soviets unless the Soviet Union uses its in fluence with Syria to halt fighting in the northern city of Syrian supported militias are battling fundamentalists Molems militias in the The Christiancontrolled Voice of radio had said earlier that a caller claimed the attache was killed at 1 5 That was the deadline given in an earlier telephone call by a man who demanded that Syria restrain militia allies fighting Tawheed forces in the Voice of the Nation which is controlled by said an anonymous caller told the station the Soviets would be killed one every hour starting at midday Communiques said the breakthrough in the fourday leftist onslaught came at dawn when See Page 16 Opera moves in Dyanne a member of the Greater New Braunfels Arts moves a prop for the Texas Opera Theater into the Civic The DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG opera group performs today for New Braunfels Cyclist dies on highway By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A 48yearold Fort Worth man died Sunday afternoon after rainslicked roads caused him to lose control of his The accident occurred in Interstate onefourth mile north Rueckle Drury an accountant from Fort hit a slick spot on the pavement and started skidding while driving the lead motorcycle in a group of according to a Department of Public Safety He tried to correct the but the motorcycle slid down onto its right throwing Steele and his wife the report He hit a light pole with his and his wife was thrown another 5075 said Trooper Tim Jackson who investigated the Both were wearing and his helmet was damaged several layers of fiberglass were knocked When Jackson arrived at the two passersby had already begun mouthtomouth resuscitation on The New Braunfels emergency medical services unit but was unable to revive Jackson Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Smith pronounced the man dead at the scene at The second motorcycle in the group also went causing its passenger to be The second cycles driver was using his CB i citizens band 1 warn the third motorcycle of the accident when he started skidding Jackson The passenger of the second motorcycle was also according to a Bexar County DPS trooper who worked the second ac Mollie also of Fort was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she was treated and according to emergency room Steeles Ella received minor injuries and did not need the DPS report Bond issue includes public buildings Inside EDITORS NOTE The following is the second in a sevenpart series ex plaining the upcoming million bond issue to be put before the public Oct iy DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer There are three propositions on this months bond issue ballot that relate to public building im Proposition one is for remodeling the central fire station and con structing another building on the downtown Also included is the construction ol the citys fifth fire Cost of the first proposition is Proposition two is for additional meeting and storage space at the Civic Center for Proposition three calls for remodeling the City Hall building and constructing a connected structure for Several of the improvement projects on the 19 bond issue proposal have come about because of the construction of Memorial Primary on County Line in cluding the widening and extension of some streets leading to the But one other project the proposal for a new fire substation is also related to the placement of the new The city and New Braunfels ISD worked out a convnient deal for the placement of the substation its right on school property overlooking the The school district donated about an acre of land for the building because the district liked the idea of having a fire station close The stations location will provide fire protection to a rapidly growing area of the city City Manager Joe Michie said the fire department has a fiveminute response time in all areas but County Line The new substation would be the first firefighting facility south of Interstate Tiie central fire on Hill Street in downtown New See Page 16 Todays wedther Clear and cold conditions continue today with increasing cloudiness Todays high will be 65 degrees with the low tonight at 42 Mondays high was 67 degrees and todays low was 49 Sunset will be at with sunrise at Absentee Voting Absentee voting for the million city bond election began Monday and will continue through Persons over 65 or those who will not be in town on 19 may vote absentee between 8 and 5 at New Braunfels City 202 DEAR
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