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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas DALLAS 752 TEXAS PETE SI NCI BOX 4 S TX 7S F Flood waters race to Washington See Page 11 A Unicorns aim for page 7A Comal dame Water Cafivor1 up 26 Canyon same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level down Local Wurstfest offers full schedule See Page 2A New Braunfels Nfw Texas Thursday November 7 25 Cents 18 Pages2 Sections s filed By DAiWOVERSTREET Staff writer hotel owner District Judge Charles Ramsay signed a temporary restraining order Wednesday afternoon against the new owner of the Faust 240 Gloria Giannini of was charged Sunday with felony theft over after allegedly depositing a bad check into a hotel business account and later with drawing a substantial amount of Her bond was set at by Municipal Court Judge David Water upsets Garden Ridge By SARAH DUKE Staff writer GARDEN RIDGE Residents of Garden Ridge demanded to know the condition of their water at Wed nesdays city council Don owner of Garden Ridge Water said the water is in good condition and safe to drink after tests a month ago revealed fecal coliform in Residents at the meeting were concerned because the public was not informed of the water contamination when it Raymond health officer with the Texas Health said contamination was found in the water during a routine test I understand several men on the council knew about that fecal coliform in the water and I dont appreciate you and the council saying there is not problem or never was a resident Larry Swain told mayor Paul Im trying to raise a family out here and I think if something is wrong with the water then there is a big problem and the people need to know about Swain Decker said there was never an order from the state health depart ment to tell people to boil At one point they said perhaps you should recommend people boil water to he Decker added that an hour after the recommendation was state health agents changed their minds about the recommendation and decided Decker should wait until the water was tested In they the water should have notified people immediately because they had bad Whitley said It should have been the respon sibility of the water company to contact the city as soon as they knew there Was a the health agent He added that by the time city officials were notified of the the problem was See Page 12A Bonds will save money for NBISD By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braunfels ISD trustees decided to save the school district this year and have a long term savings of another The school board met Wednesday night and approved issuance of million in taxrefunding which will allow the school district to refinance the building bonds at percent rather than paying the almost 10 percent rate that was available when the building bonds were issued in The savings is the difference between these two interest rates over the life of the The in savings is the budgeted amount the school district would have paid to the bond holders this Selling the new bonds will take care of those That which will go into an escrow will buy federal treasury bills and will pay for refinancing This program that allows us to do this has only been around for a few said Lonnie assistant superintendent of It used to be that a school like many governmental could not refinance bonds and make money off of The bonds will be bought off on a staggered rather than all at To complete the refinancing business trustee Gene who is secretary of the had to be whisked away from a booth at Wurstfest in his lederhosen to sign the In other the board cast of their votes for Glyn Goff as their nominee to the Central Ap praisal District board and cast votes for George the citys The meeting then adjourned to a study session in which Steve Tillotson with the Andrew Perez architect presented options for reroofing Seeie Elementary and Lamar School The latter has already been Seeles ceiling had begun leaking See Page UA Inside CANYON Todays weather Today vUJi be sunny and mild with clear tod cool conditions The high temperature will be in the up per70s with the low dropping to 59 Tafeyt tar VM degrees and Wednesdays vti Suaset will be and sunrise will be at Giannini was released from Comal County Jail after posting bond Tuesday but was arrested at New Braunfels Police station at Wednesday morning on a warrant from Weslaco for theft by She was released from Comal County Jail after posting bond set by a Weslaco The restraining filed by the former owner of the Faust was signed at 2 Ramsay set a permanent injunction hearing for In his petition for the restraining order and John Roberts former owner of the says Giannini bought the hotel on Immediately after the the defendant knowingly and fraudulently commenced a course of conduct designed to strip the Faust on a daily of operating checks and the credit card proceeds of the sale of and hotel room oc the petition The petition also says Roberts believes that if Giannini is permitted to resume operation of the hotel and is permitted access to the cash income being generated during Wurstfest to continue See Page 12A Terrorists threaten to kill Americans Lebanon AP An anonymous telephone caller said today the terrorist group Islamic Jihad would kill by firing squad the American hostages it holds in Lebanon because indirect negotiations with the United had reached a dead A later anonymous call claimed the Americans had been killed and dumped at a specified but police said they found no bodies Six Americans are missing in Islamic believed comprised of fundamentalist Shiite Moslem followers of Irans Ayatollah Ruhollah has said it already killed one American and is holding the other There was no way to authenticate either made to the office of a Western news agency in apparently by different The news agency made a transcript of the original callers statement available to The Associated We have decided the following the execution of the American hostages by firing said the first who spoke in Arabic and claimed to represent Islamic or Islamic Holy Wait for another call from us at 1 5 CDT in connection with the status of the corpses of the American the caller At 2 6 CDT the agency said the man had not called But an official of the which asked not to be disclosed later there had been another call at 10 A man speaking Arabic said bodies had been dumped in a bombedout factory in the Kola district of West He hung up after a few But it was not apparently the same man who delivered the death Police said 2 they had searched the area thoroughly but found no The second call differed from the earlier one because the man did not precede his terse message with the first words of the Islams hoJy that callers claiming to speak for Islamic Jihad usually Islamic Jihad was the group that claimed responsibility for exploding a truck bomb at the Beirut headquarters of Marine peacekeepers killing 241 Reagan doubts sincerity of spys defection UfACUTMSiriWNT WASHINGTON AP President Reagan says Soviet masterspy Vitaly Yurchenko never gave the United States anything new or sensational during his three months with the CIA and may have been planted as a fraudulent defector in a deliberate ploy by the We just have to live with it because theres no way we can prove If Reagan said in an Yw rule out personal whatever it might be as possible motives for the decisions by a seaman in Louisiana and a soldier in Afghanistan to return to their Soviet Reagan He spoke hours before the latest reported a Romanian seaman in Reagan told the correspondents of four Western news agencies he is perplexed by the unusual series of coming as they have in the days leading up to his summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva 11 days from Also during the 33minute in Reagan said He would deploy the proposed Star Wars space shield unilaterally if other nuclear powers cant agree on a worldwide defense and disar mament The presidents comments ap peared to negate the terms he laid out in an interview with Soviet journalists last week in which he said he wouldnt deploy a defensive system until offensive missiles had been There is every indication that Gorbachev is a reasonable and that gives Reagan hope he can convince the Communist Party chief the United States has no expansionist His goal at the summit will be to eliminate the distrust between the not to negotiate a new arms control I dont think the negotiation of facts and figures about which weapon and how many and numbers and so forth should take place at the he I think that belongs where we have already put and that is with the arms control negotiators who are already in
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