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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                M053 AMERICAN MICROFILM PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 TX 75245 Nation Woman gets artificial heart See Page 12A Watch Coma same Canyon Inflow down 36 Canyon cfs down 50 Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Area Travis commissioner testifies in trial See below Unicorns dominate allDistrict 134A team Page 7A New Braunfels Thursday December New Texas 25 Cents 24 Sections Shuttle halted before liftoff CAPE AP The launch of spate shuttle Columbia on Its first flight in two years was aborted on the launch pad just 14 seconds before the planned liftoff to day because of trouble with a booster rocket steering We have an unexpected shut reported launch control com mentator Jim Ball as the countdown clock halted stopped by a computer that detected the Columbias sevenman In cluding a Florida congressman and the first HispanicAmerican sat in the shuttles cabin atop half a million gallons of volatile monitoring gauges to make sure all systems were With the vehicle declared the astronauts left the cockpit half an hour after the abort and returned to their crew quarters to await another attempt to fly a mission in which they are to deploy a communications photograph Halleys comet and other objects and con duct materials processing and other As they exited there was disap pointment on their but all soon were smiling as they talked with launch Ball said a ground computer that probes every shuttle system detected a problem with an auxiliary power unit in one of the two solid fuel rockets intended to help boost the shuttle into The unit controls the hydraulic system that moves the rocket exhaust An instrument that reads the tur bine speed indicated the turbine speed exceeded the redline Ball Clouds that hovered over the area throughout the night had earlier threatened to postpone the scheduled 7 The flight earlier was postponed one day because workers fell behind the countdown The astronauts had boarded the shuttle shortly after 5 Brothers charged SAN ANTONIO AP Two Kerr ville brothers charged with attemp ted extortion in the abduction of a bankers wife have been sent to separate jails awaiting a bond hear Magistrate Jamie Boyd Wednesday ordered the men to ap pear for a bond hearing They are charged with attempted extortion in the Tuesday abduction of Gay who escaped unharm The abductors never showed up to collect in ransom money at a drop site at a scenic overview near Interstate the FBI Charged in the case are Ronald and Allen They could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine if Kerrville attorney Joe Mike Egan a former Kerr County District was hired by the brothers father to represent the Federal officials said Ronald Bell Highspeed chase ends Staff A 12mile chase down Interstate 35 ended Wednesday when a stolen tractortrailer rig collided with a sta tion wagon and wound up in a cement drainage ditch near the Eisenhauer Road exit in San As of presstime the driver of the Vernon Eugene of was in custody in the Bexar County Jail under bond for theft of a and another bond for violation of a Dallas County No one was injured in the high speed which San Antonio Police Paul Buske said began about on FM A Department of Public Safety in telligence officer and a Schertz police officer spotted the 1985 silver tractor trailer matching the description of vehicle reported stolen Monday in Grand and initiated the Buske identified San Antonio patrolman Richard Slader as the ar retting Sladers report in dicfted were fired from the teeing which swerved on aed off the highway forced other u IMmy to do the also stated the 20aUnute chase Involved at eight police was sent to the Comal County Jail in New Braunfels and his brother was sent to the federal prison at Boyd also set a preliminary hear ing for who had been left bound to a door in her familys vehi cle in a wooded area near managed to free herself and summon help from a An FBI complaint filed Wednesday in federal court said her Mark Haufler received a telephone call at his office early Haufler said the call was from his who appeared upset and ap parently was reading some instruc tions to Haufler told the FBI his wife told him the call was not a joke and that he was being watched at the the complaint Haufler was ordered to gather in small bills and go to a pay See Page ISA Inside Todays Weather Today will be sunny and cool with light winds and a high in the mid Tonight is expected to be cold with temperatures in the lower Wednesdays high reached 65 and the low last night was Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Fri day will be at Here it comes to Jt CANYON LAKE 5A Light a light Vicki and Naomi Daniel light candles in sacks in front of the Parks and Recreation Center The called by DEAYL their Spanish will be on tonight around the gazebo in front of the parks Same address City US 81 name change shouldnt cause costs Staff writer Changing the name of the part of US 81 that runs through New Braunfels will not cost business owners and residents of that street any say postal and city of New Braunfels City Council on 13 will hold the third and final reading of an ordinance changing the name of the highway within the ci ty limits to Elliot Knox Knox was recently honored for his 50 years of service to the city and the Braunfels Foundation Trust sug gested that the city name a street the street on which he has lived for many years after But residents and business owners opposed the saying that in voices already are printed and it would be expensive to throw them out and order new ones and that it is bothersome to notify all contacts of the new A petition opposing the move and signed by 103 persons on the was delivered to City Hall this Assistant City Manager Court Thieleman said Tuesday that those fears are unfounded and that the postal service views the citys ac tion as the designation of an alternate name and not an address I talked to the New Braunfels branch and also to the United States Postal Service in San they are the administrators over this and they view this as a routine Thieleman They re quire us to notify them when action has been and what will be on their files as primary name is US Thieleman said mail will be delivered to either address US 81 or Elliot Knox This street will have two names and mail will be delivered to both names as long as the numeric se quence does not he If its 123 Highway 81 or if its 123 Elliot Knox See Page 12A Cheer Fund Honts testifies in DWI CLASSIFIED COMICS 12A CROSSWORD 11A DEARABBY 11A HOROSCOPE KALEIDOSCOPE OPINIONS 4A OUTDOORS SCRAPBOOK SPORTS 74A WEATHgR Another and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund bringing the funds cash total to Theres not much time and donations are needed to feed 200 families this Thursdays dona tions were made by and Herbert Rita and Lisa Elizabeth Kenneth and Thelma Ray Allens Mens John Ken and Donna Al Flora Patrick and Tammy Seidel two anonymous donations of each and anonymous donations of groceries and of and groceries and donations of food frojoa Floyd and Doris Brown and of groceries from Crystal Lynn encourages the community to bring its tax deductible donations or non perishable food items by its offices at m Those who cannot come to the call If THE mWMATEf f HESS Travis County Commissioner Bob Honts says he had trouble passing field sobriety tests not because he was drunk but because he worried what a drunkendriving charge would do to his career and I was absolutely not intoxicated and was in control of my physical and mental Honts said during four hours of testimony in his defense A Department of Public Safety trooper arrested Honts 24 in Austin and charged him with driving while Honts first DWI trial ended in a mistrial after jurors didnt reach a unanimous He is being retried on the same charge in New Braunfels after a change of A guilty verdict could mean up to two years in jail and a Honts said he stopped in the middle of his recitation of the alphabet dur ing sobriety tests when he realized the DPS trooper thought he was driv ing while Honts said he became fearful of the effect his ar rest would have on his family and political During the third day of Honts the commissioner and his friend Morgy Stephens answered testimony given Tuesday by two state Maureen McCormack and John Theiss had said Honts was very drunk and was stumbling and holding on to his dance partner for support when they saw him at a local night club just before the I noticed that Bob was not a great said an instructor in interior design at the University of Texas and one of two women who was with Honts at the nightclub in Austin the night he was Stephens said Honts and Angela Tharp were doing the jitter See Page UA Comal ISO collecting taxes Stiff He doesnt mean to sound like but Comal ISD Tax AssessorCollector Neuse would like to see school taxes on the Christmas So Neuse said the CISD Tax Of fice has collected or 10 percent through Last we had about u per cent or for that same So weve collected but we have a bigger tax levy this Neuse Were down but moneywise were ahead of last he Delinquent tax collection is also ahead of last years Thats to the credit of our delinquenttax Steve Neuse Patrons can pay their school taxes in person or by The mailing ad dress is Box 177 or 1425 Highway 81 New TX Any questions can also be handled by telephone at or 8857674 for Hill Country If anyone hasnt received a notice they should contact us as soon as Neuse Ignorance is no excuse when it becomes penalty Dont wait until the last hi other School taxes for 1965 on all real and personal property are due by Penalty and interest charges start to accrue on More than tax statements have been mailed out for Thats more statements than last and one of our biggest in creases over the last five Neuse   

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