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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Chase chills Food with chili See Page 1B Comal River........... 254 cfs (up 12) Wa tar Canyon inflow....... 350    cfs (down 84) UU im Canyon outflow  ...341cfs(up41) Watch Edwards Aquifer ____... 624.43 (up .07) Canyon Lake level .... 908.18 (down .04) 41 (J    fvjfjer- M If: ROP I E / I fg i # i'1 J r c h womj&i l 0. BOX 45436 DALLAS, tx I 0/22/85 /c »L4C5 ... Lake residents Local oppose airport See Page 3A New Braunfels    Wednesday October 2,1985 Herald-Zeitunc New Braunfels. Texas    vol.    94    -    No.    19425 Cents32 Pages — 3 SectionsWinners at the Comal County Fairare listed, see pages 10-11A Motel robbery suspect faces more charges By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 24-year-old man still set for trial here for kicking in motel room doors and robbing the occupants last year has been charged with a similar offense in San Antonio. Eddie George Coleman of San Antonio was charged with aggravated robbery last week, in connection with a 2:30 a m. incident Sept. 24 at a hotel in the 3600 block of Interstate 35 North. San Antonio Police Lt. James Hodges said a man and his wife from Delaware were inside the room when the door was kicked in and two male suspects entered with pistols. The suspects took the man's wallet and some jewelry and fled out the door. Witnesses saw a 1972 Buick leave the scene. Hodges said Coleman was apprehended 12 minutes later in the car on the east side of San Antonio. As of presstime today, the second suspect was still at large. Coleman has been placed under a $15,000 bond in the Bexar County Jail. The New Braunfels charge against Coleman stemmed from the robbery of two Houston families staying at the Hill Country Motor Inn on Aug. 25, 1984 Coleman was arrested on Oct. 16, 1984. but continuances on his case were granted by the courts from March to July 1985. due to scheduling conflicts with Coleman's attorney and difficulty in locating some of the state’s witnesses On July 8, a jury was chosen to hear the case, but never sworn in because the state's witnesses failed to show up to testify. Two days later. Judge Fred Moore approved a $15,000 surety bond in an effort to continue the case. "I think Fred acted properly,” District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Tuesday, despite Coleman’s most recent robbery charge. “He (Coleman! had a right to a trial, and we couldn't give it to him. So we at least had to let him out. • It all goes back to statute, and it s not as open and shut as it sounds,” Schroeder added. Coleman s case has been reset for trial here on Oct. 21, but Schroeder said he has his doubts that will fly. “If San Antonio runs with it, I’ll let them.” he said See CRIME. Page 15A Soviet attache's body found “After carrying out previous warnings to wipe out members of the Soviet diplomatic corps and members of the KOB, these people have 48 hours in wh.ch to evacuate the compound,” the caller said Harati. who examined the body in the morgue of the American University Hospital, said Katkov was shot in the temple at close range with a single bullet from a 7mm automatic gun. The bullet exited from the back of Katkov's head Hospital sources said Katkov’s body was believed to have been dumped .several hours before it was found today. Earlier, the sources, who asked not to be identified, said the slam man was Spirin Militia sources said it wasSversky. The man who telephoned the news agency said: “We have carried out God's .sentence against one of the hostages and we shall execute the others one after the other if the atheistic campaign against Islamic Tripoli dries not stop,” the caller said. The Islamic Liberation Organization, a Sunni Moslem fundamentalist group, is linked to Tawheed Islami, or the Islamic Unification movement, which is under attack in the northern port of Tripoli by Syrian-backed leftist forces. Syria is Moscow s main Middle Fast ally Soon after Katkov's body was found, an anonymous caller also claiming to speak for the Islamic liberation Organization telephoned the Moslem Voice of the Nation radio station to say a second hostage had been killed. He said another might be killed at 2 pm. (6 am. COT), the radio reported But police said no other foreigner’s body has been found in Beirut since Katkov's corpse was discovered. Government sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Syria warned the kidnappers today of “grave consequences” if the Soviets were killed Syria communicated its message through Sunni Moslem political and religious leaders, the sources said Western new s agencies on Tuesday received pictures of the Soviet hostages along with a message saying they would be killed unless the Syrian-backed leftist militias stopped their assault in Tripoli, lebanon s northern port city Opera chicken LESHE *RIFWALDt HFRAiD/EITUNC, Chicken Little is being pulled apart by the Hen,    school age children Tuesday morning at the left, and the Duck, right as he panics over the    Civic Center. Related photo, page 2A sky falling. Texas Opera Theater performed for Police warn of 'gypsies' BEIRUT, lebanon (AP) — The body of one of four kidnapped Soviet Embassy employees was found in an empty lot near a Beirut sports stadium VodfcJ, Ixroanon’s chief coroner said. An anonymous caller later threatened to blow up the Soviet Embassy. Coroner Ahmed Harati told The Associated Press the body of cultural attache Arkady Katkov was identified by Igor Mazourov, political secretary at the Soviet Embassy. Katkov, 32, was seized by gunmen in west Beirut Monday with commercial attache Valery Mirikov, press attache Oleg Spirin and Soviet Embassy doctor Nikolai Sversky Katkov’s body was found near the shell-blasted Cite Sportif stadium after an anonymous caller claiming to represent the Islamic liberation Organization telephoned a Western news agency in Beirut to say the kidnappers had killed one of the captives. In another anonymous call, a man purporting to speak for the same group telephoned The Associated Press bureau in Beirut and threatened to blow up the Soviet Embassy within 48 hours. There was no way to authenticate the call. By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staif writer They don’t dress like gypsies, but that’s what police are calling the suspects who robbed the J C. Pen-ney’s Store in San Marcos of about $10,000 Tuesday. And San Marcos Police Lt. Dan Nelson said New Braunfels could be their next target. “We’re calling them gypsies for lack of a better word,” Nelson said after Tuesday’s robbery which involved at least 12 “gypsies” and three automobiles. “There’s so many of them, it’s like trying to get witnesses to describe people in a riot. They go in, pretend they don’t understand English, and in general, distract everybody,” Nelson said. “Then one or two of them steal merchandise or whatever. This tune, nine females were inside the store One or two ran into the office and took a considerable amount of money,” he added. Nelson said there were at least three males waiting outside the store in separate cars. “They had a blue Oldsmobile four-door. It had an orange license plate with black or dark blue lettering on it, and the first three letters were ADF. “Another vehicle was a beige four-door, possibly a Chevrolet,” Nelson said, adding there was no description on the third vehicle. ‘‘They left the store headed south, and that’s your way.” All the suspects were reportedly in their mid 3(M0s. “They don’t dress funny, but the tip-off is the language and lots of jewelry,” Nelson said “The women had three or four earrings on each ear, and none of them matched.” New Braunfels Polite Detective Mario Guerrero, who recently attended a seminar on the same band of “gypsies,” said today, “They’re in the area, I know that for sure." But merchants aren’t the only ones who need to be aware of this group s diversion-type tactics. Guerrero said the group s usual home target is older women “Two obese women go to the door, and the male stays in the car. They steal silverware and money, and they’re so neat about it, you won’t even notice it’s gone.” Any resident or merchant with information relating to this type of crime is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 625-7181. Water under the bridge Rivers board considers Gruene crossing solution By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer The Rivers Advisory Board has received another solution to the safety problems at the Gruene Crossing bridge — make the river deeper At its September meeting, the board agreed on several short-and long-term solutions to the crowding and safety problems at the Gruene bridge. The topic came up after many canoers and tubers were injured when they crashed into the bridge during times of high water flow last summer. Their safety problems caused crowding on the bridge when rescuers began weekly stakeouts and onlookers watched all the action. After the last board meeting. Parks Director David Whatley contacted the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority about the bridge OBRA engineers suggested making the river deeper under the bridge. Engineer Gregory Rothe in a letter to Whatley, said the idea of increasing the clearance between the bridge and water has merit Rothe said the river bottom up-and downstream from the bridge consists of gravel and large rocks which have dammed up the flow That, he said, causes a higher water elevation under the bridge Board member Dr Stanley Woodward said the GBRA suggestion is the “most viable solution” to the problems at the Gruene bridge “It wouldn’t be hard to do and it seems like a reasonable solution.” he said. "It See GREENE, Page 15AStreet improvements make up bond issue Inside EDITORS NOTE The following is the third in a seven part series explaining the upcoming $11.5 million bond issue to be put before the public Oct 19. By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer One proposal on the bond issue election ballot takes up almost a third of the entire bond issue pie. That slice — proposition four on the city’s Oct. 19 bond issue election — is street system improvements. The city is asking $3.96 million for an asphalt overlay program, for the widening and extension of three roads, and for the widening of two railroad underpasses. The eight-proposal bond issue ballot totals $11.5 million and also includes proposals for improvements to parks, public buildings, and drainage systems. "Much of what’s in the issue is related to streets and drainage — the streets that are needed as main corridors into the new elemntary school,” Mayor Barbara Tieken told the newly formed bond steering committee last week. The vast majority is to go to County Line Road. Pahineyer lane and the South Walnut extension,” she said. “It also includes around $800,000 to do a street overlay program through the city. This is how Poposition four looks: — About 60 asphalt overlay projects —$801,262. — Widening of County line Road to a four-lane divided roadway — $1.92 million. — Reconstruction of Pahmeyer lane to include curbing and guttering — $605,013. — Extension of South Walnut See BOND, Page 15ARock Hudson dies LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rock Hudson, whose brawny good looks made him one of Hollywood's most popular leading men before he was stricken with AIDS, died today at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 59. His illness had focused new worldwide attention on the incurable disease. He died at 9 a.m., said his publicist, Dale Olson. He discovered he had acquired immune deficiency syndrome in mid-1984 and entered the American Hospital in Paris July 21. CLASSIFIED 5-8C COMICS _ 41 CROSSWORD ac DEAR ABBY 5B ENTERTAINMENT IC FOOD 1-BS HOROSCOPE 3C OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 1214A, 12B STOCKS ISA WEATHER 2A ;

  • Ahmed Harati
  • Arkady Katkov
  • Barbara Tieken
  • Bill Schroeder
  • Dale Olson
  • Dan Nelson
  • Dana Overstreet
  • David Whatley
  • Debbie Deloach
  • Debbie Deloach Staif
  • Eddie George Coleman
  • Fred Moore
  • Gregory Rothe
  • Igor Mazourov
  • James Hodges
  • Mario Guerrero
  • Oleg Spirin
  • Stanley Woodward
  • Valery Mirikov

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 2, 1985

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