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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas American Microfilm ntt Pete Sinclair Pete box Texas Sports Comal County players of the week See Page 6A Water Watch Comal cfs up 12 Canyon cfs down 22 Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake level up State Hance I will beat White See Page 3 A 50 100 160 lathe government going broke See Page 5A New Braunfels Herald New Texas Tuesday 1985 25 Cents 14 Pages Sections Two injured in accident Jennie Koopman talks to Officer RussellBell about the IESUE Two people were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital after a threecar accident at South Walnut and West San Antonio at 1 Gayle and Jason Mer were treated and The threevehicle accident was investigated by New Braunfels Patrolman Russell According to Bells Kenny of 1897 was eastbound on West San Antonio when his 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass struck a 1984 Plymouth Voyager van driven by Pennie of 1669 Villarreals car bounced off the which was northbound on and struck a 3983 Nissan pickup traveling west on West San The truck was driven by Gene of Route Box New Merchant was a passenger in Villarreals Another passenger was not Gayle Ake was in the According to Bells both Koopman and Ake said they saw green traffic Villarreal said he saw a yellow Koopman was cited for not having proof of liability There were no other tickets Over the three other accidents sent one person to the Tina of 1010 was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital after car in which she was a passenger collided with another vehicle Sunday At about a car driven by Jason Ernest of Route Box struck a car driven by 23yearold Mark Salter of 1618 Old Marion Geistweidt was cited for failing to yield right of way to who was turning left onto an entrance ramp in the 800 block of Interstate Greer was a passenger in Geistweidts Another accident about Sunday resulted in the arrest of Herminio Villanueva of Route Box for driving while in The accident occurred at US 81 East and Texas 46 South wheji Villanueva hit a car sitting at a traffic The cars driver was Stephanie Ixniisa of Villanuevas car left 12 feet of skid See Page 8A Palestinian hijackers force Italian cruise ship to Beirut By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mioH tmthn By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Palestinian hijackers who seized an Italian cruise ship with 413 people on board forced it to head for Beirut according to radio reports from Israel and The hijackers sought the release of 50 prisoners held in Israel and threatened to startling hostages unless their demands were Israel quoting unidentified radio said one person may have been killed by the but that the situation on the ship was not The radio said a boat carrying a PLO negotiating team left Egypt headed for the The Christian Voice of Lebanon radio in Beirut also reported that a radio exchange between the hijackers and Syrian maritime authorities indicated an unidentified passenger been Israel radio said the ship was heading northeast in the Mediterranean from the Egyptian apparently toward A maritime radio station in San also reported that the captain of the cruise ship Achille Lauro told a nearby warship it was heading for Italian news agencies quoted the Italian Foreign Ministry as saying the hijackers were armed and had a large supply of ex Port Said officials said the hijackers leader threatened to blow up the ship if A Palestinian terror squad leader named Samir alKountar headed the list of prisoners the hijackers said were being held in It demanded that the prisoners be freed in exchange for the ship and the officials Israeli officials said alKountar was captured after a 1979 raid on the Israeli coast in which two Israeli a man and his 5yearold were The mans widow said in Israel that the publicity arising from the raid made alKountar a symbol and that was why the hijackers sought his In the Palestine Liberation Organization today vigorously condemned and denounced the and demanded that the hostages be The owners of the ship said there were 413 people but did not have a list of the Children face front lines in guerrilla battles Colombia AP Leftist guerrillas are sending children as young as 12 into armed with assault rifles nearly as tall as Last week three girls and M years old were killed when guerrillas of the April 19 movement ambushed an army patrol near the town of about 250 miles southwest of the capital of The report came from Tulua Mayor Alvaro Leon in a broadcast He said the childrens bodies were so torn by grenade shrapnel and bullets that it would be difficult to identify Twenty guerrillas and four soldiers were the Defense Ministry Guerrilla reports on slipped under the door of the APs Bogota say the army always distorts such figures in its It is not unusual to find children helping out in guerrilla camps in Central America and South but sending youngsters to fight usually indicates Fighting between the April 19 known as and the army the last two months has been the heaviest in the last 30 years of almost constant guerrilla in surrection in this country of 30 million More than 200 guerrillas and 70 policemen and soldiers have been most of them in the Andes in southwest according to military communiques and broad cast interviews with small town The which the army estimates has about com broke a oneyear truce last The April 19 which takes its name after the date of an allegedly fraudulent presidential election is a Cubanline The three girls killed near Tulua are not the first youngsters to die fighting for the rebel cause month a 10 year old boy was killed as the tried to place a bomb in a government building in the police there in western is the countrys secondlargest city with 2 million On a 16yearold girl armed with a submachine gun and hand grenades was killed in a Shootout with policemen in Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and breezy today and Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s and southeast winds at 15 miles per hour and Considerable late night and early morning cloudiness is also Fire Safety Tip The New Fire Depart ment would like to invite you to a home fire safety Where How about at your house Have you looked closely at your home Are there any fire or safety hazards lying around Get your family involved in being fire residents complain about city fees DEAR ABB HOROSCOPE WEATHER By SARAH DUKE Staff writer MARION City council chambers filled up Monday night when a group of unhappy residents presented the council with a petition listing several complaints and calling for a reduction of city The petition stated Our city tae rate has reached an unprecedented high and we feel it should be substantially The high rates have brought the purchase and sale of Marion real property to a virtual The petition also included a call for the reduction of the city police force and rescinding recent city employee salary including eliminating the increase in city council member and mayor owner of the Overlajiaer Restaraunt in presented the Ste said it contained about 70 The tax rate for 1985 is cents per That figure is up from cents per valuation in The only reason we had a tax increase was beause of our debts to build a wastewater treatment said Mayor Clarence Jackson after the The state mandated we build a new If we the state would have and our taxes would have been eve we hadnt needed to build the our taxes would be around 38 The citys new plant has been open since The city issued in bonds to finance the At Mondays the council voted to accept a bid of for wastewater collection Several of the residents present at the meeting said the streets are in poor shape and drainage is I know these projects cost a lot of money but they city officials are spending money on other Looff said She said the city is spendinr money unnecessarily on vehicles and pay We are addressing a lot of problems that are long the mayor We dont have all the revenue to address all the problems we have at one time but we are working on would cost million to address every problem the city The council voted 27 to pay council members per meeting and to pay the mayor per There are iwo council meetings each Marion cant afford to pay a mayor a said McMiller a resident and former I served for four I served proudly for a Several residents at the meeting See Page 8A District 21 attracts more candidates By LILIAN THOMAS Staff writer Texas two political parties are still searching for candidates to run for Tom District 21 Congressional seat with the latest entrant former Pete Snelson consider jasting his hat into the Snelson said many people have talked to him about but he has done nothing to seek Ive had a lot people call friends and asking me to but I have not opened the nor have I closed the Snelson Ive simply told people I would not rule out the possibility who had been state senator for the district including Comal County from 1964 to characterized District 21 as a swing especially since Midland had been added to it and Del Rio has been taken Many of the counties in it are not clearcut partisan Snelson The people often tell you they vote for the not the party in many of the I think that is becoming more of a Even major political figures will be critical of both So far five candidates have announced for the District 21 Congressional That seat will be vacated by Republican Tom who has announced plans to run for The three Republicans that have announced include Sao Antonio City Councilman Van Henry Archer and Bexar County Commissioners Jeffry Wentworth and Lamar Democrats include a David a San Antonio real estate developer and and Terry a supporter of Lyndon LaRouchj Lamar the only can didate who has a Comal County campaign has stepped down from his county com missioner position to run for the District 21 a former state has chosen Marion Borchers and Ann Bar tholomew to cochair his New Braunfels campaign committee and Cudabac to chair the Canyon Lake campaign com He has won six He was county commissioner 1982 He won a special election for partial term of a state representative position for 1981 and he was Bexar County chairman oH the Republican Cudabac He was Phil Gramms campaign chair man for Bexar Another former Bexar County Wentworth also ran for District 23 Congressional seat and won 46 percent of the vote against Democrat Abraham Chick Charles Comal County chairman of the Republican Party Wentworth is a lawyer in San See DISTRICT Page 84
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