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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas DALLAS 752 410 M053 249 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATTS PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 TX 75245 World Workers find volcano survivors See below Watch Comal same Canyon inflow down 30 Canyon same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level down Area Democrats court local voters See below anyon clinches playoff page 11A New Braunfels Sunday November Ntw Texat 50 Cents 72 Sections Smashed in front Martinezs car was damaged in front Saturday night LESLIE i Woman injured in 3car accident By SMUM DUKE Staff writer A New Braunfels woman was in jured Saturday when her car struck another in a threecar acci dent on FM 1044 one half mile south of Interstate Alicia was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital after receiving minor injuries when her car struck a pickup truck which had struck another automobile from The threecar accident occurred when Olga Hoffman of attempted to make a right turn off of FM Gordon Knight of New Braunfels struck Hoffmans car from behind and his pickup truck was struck from behind by Mar tinezs Martinezs car received extensive said Patrolman James Rose with the New Braunfels Police Depart was cited for mak ing an improper turn and Mar tinez was cited for failure to con trol Rose said the Hoffmans car and Knights pickup received minor union exchange information Staff wriUr City officials and representatives of a local union met last City Manager Joe Michie said that representatives of the American Federation of County and Municipal Local met with city leaders Tuesday The city has retained a labor rela tions attorney to advise us with jng sure we are following the letter of the law in all of our contacts with union Michie And weve exchanged informa tion we asked the union for its by laws and they have asked us for in formation about our personnel pro Michie said the groups will meet again in the near future to discuss the request by the union for city recognition of its representation of ci ty Union representative Linda Chavez Ramirez told city council in October that she represents about 50 employees who want to be represented by the We are a reasonable organization that deals strictly within the guidelines of the she Ramirez explained to council that her organization tries to cooperate with department heads and the city manager to deal with a way to deal with problems and open the line of communication between employees and the who declined much com ment about the union did say the group is seeking recognition and a union dues checkoff on city This is very preliminary discus he Ramirez told council in October that she has talked to employees from several city in cluding public works and who want to improve working conditions Under the volcano Workers struggle to save victims in Colombia Colombia AP Small groups of survivors trapped on bills waved frantically for help Satur day as rescue helicopters lifted peo ple out of the desolation of mud and debris left by Colombias volcano The helicopters plucked survivors oil out of trees and from a mudflat that is a mile wide at some As rescuers struggled to reach sur Colombian officials reported that more than people were dead or missing from the destruction unleashed in this Andean valley late Wednesday night and early Thurs A wall of mud created by snow melted by the Nevada del Ruiz volcano and a swollen river roared down the Armero burying this about 105 miles northwest of and partially destroying 13 The Colombian Ministry of Health said Saturday that at least per sons were dead or missing in Armero and other towns in the another were homeless and at least were seriously Scores of including 12 Air Force buzzed over the sea of mud covering most of the Armero looking for sur One rescue worker said an Armero businessman whose legs were severed when mud buried his bouse committed suicide by repeatedly stabbing himself while still Elias a stab bed himself five Red Cross worker Jose Oviedo said in an inter view with Caracol We tried to get him out of the He was stuck there in the Oviedo Also in a 12yearold girl trapped with just her head above mud and a pool of water died Satur day despite intense rescue according to a radio The Omayra was trapped by debris and her dead mothers which was under the water and across the girls rescuers said in a story published Saturday by El Colombias largest Caracol radio said the girl died before rescue workers could dig her Bodies were becoming a health Some were being buried in mass In Associated Press reporter Richard Cole saw dozens of bodies lying along paths and Rescuers slogged through knee deep mud trying to reach three adults and a girl marooned on the outskirts of the vanished Where are the helicopters Where are the helicopters screamed Juan a Colombian Civil Defense worker after his team failed to cross about 100 yards of mud to get to the stranded Narabaez said people from all over Colombia and from the United States and Venezuela were among the rescue Twelve helicopters and two C 130 Hercules cargo planes arrived in Colombia Friday and They See Page WA Reagan set for summit GENEVA AP President Reagan arrived Saturday wellprepared to meet Soviet leader Mikhail but his upbeat mood was tempered by the leak of a Pentagon warning to Reagan that one senior adviser called an attempt to sabotage the Stepping off Air Force One under cool nighttime Reagan sounded the tone his administration has set for He called for a fresh start in relations but said two days of meetings with the Soviet leader were not time enough to resolve their deep dif I am convinced that American Soviet relations need a fresh a genuine give and take on regional conflicts and human and on the reduction of he American and Soviet differences on these matters run Gorbachev and I cannot surmount them in only two But Im here in the fervent hope that on behalf of all the people of the world we can at least make a Reagan stood hatless through a speech of welcome by Swiss President Kurt The presi dents wife clutching a bou quet of pink stood The Reagans then traveled to Maison de a private coun try mansion that will serve as the Reagans residence and head About antinuclear environmentalists and pacifists marched through the ci ty distributing leaflets urg ing the two superpowers to stop in tervening in foreign The summit begins but the presidential party left well ahead of time to give the 74yearold Reagan an opportunity to relax and adjust to the sixhour time difference between Geneva and Gorbachev was to arrive in Geneva Monday Swiss officials En route Reagan aides discussed the letter from Defense Secretary Caspar and praised cautiously the decision by the Soviets to allow some spouses of Americans to finally emigrate from the Soviet Spokesman Larry Speakes We are pleased the families can be and National Security Ad viser Robert McFarlane said the olive branch was a good As much as we welcome we must remain concerned with those See Page 16A Police search for suspect in yard deal LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Police are searching for a man who allegedly cons people of about by promising to seed their A 78yearold woman was the mans latest police The victim reported to police that a black man came to her door and of fered to reseed her lawn for He throws some stuff on takes the money and tells them to water it for two McEachern with New Braunfels police When nothing comes up in two he tells them they must have done something McEachern said people generally pay the man up so that they have no recourse but the law when they figure out they have been This man has worked New Braunfels for quite a this is not a wave of Its a constant flow from this individual and numerous McEachern Most of it comes up in small claims He said the suspect prefers to prey on elderly women who are largely trusting and with little expertise in handling agreements with We have a lot of this kind of thing itinerant pest itinerant cement itinerant yard McEachern If people would use just a cautious we would see a lot Dont deal with anyone whose reputation you dont Ask for and pay when the work is McEachern said that these persons work on the same principle as a con People think they are going to get a The hook is always the ele ment of McEachern There are no bargains like that out If someone offers to give you something for nothing or very you will probably end up with nothing or something very Inside weather Today should be cloudy and mild with high temperatures reaching into the There is a 20 percent chance of showers Tonights temperatures will drop to the Monday will be partly cloudy with an expected high of 79 Southeasterly winds will be from 10 to 15 Saturdays high was 56 and Friday nights low was Sunset today will be at Sunrise Monday will be at and the sunset Monday will be a 1 5 34 p m DEAR WEATHER The 198586 season was a success for the Comal County basketball teams and this season promises to be even more An indepth look at the six local basketball teams and preview of the 198586 season is on page 13A Cougarettes lose West Campus defeated Canyon in the Class 4A Region IV title game Saturday afternoon in San West Campus will advance to the state tournament in See page 11A
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