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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 TX 75245 Local Children write letters to Santa See Page IB Canyon Mlow down 52 Canyon Edwards sdmej Canyon Lake level down World Nicaraguan rebels linked to drugs See below Unicorn soccer team 41 Page 8A New Braunfels Herald New Texas Friday December 25 Cents 22 Pages2 Sections GBRA closer to building hydro plant SARAH IUKE Stiff wrltir SEGUIN The GUadalupeBlanco River Authority is closer to getting approval to construct a hydro electric generating facility at Canyon said David GBRAs director of planning and develop Welsch made the announcement during Thursdays board of directors Greg GBRAs chief said he expects to submit 90 percent complete construction plans to the Army Corps of Engineer within a few The Corps must approve the preliminary plans and then final plans before con struction can Essentially were finished with the Rothe He said that after the preliminary plans are sub the Corps will have 60 days to reply by requesting information or otherwise before the plans are to be GBRAs General Manager John Specht told directors that the engineers had an interesting time trying to find the right material for the conduit Water will run through the conduit of the generating Specht said they decided to use a liner of steel one inch Its go Ing to expand and contract a little but I that will probably never have any Im pact on the he Its not going to go anywhere even if it expands just a little Rothe The conduit will be surrounded by the Welsch told the directors about his trip to on 3 and 4 to meet with representatives of the Federal Energy Regulatory Com mission GBRA applied for a FERC permit to construct the hydro facitli ty more than two years ago and the application Is still being See Page 12A Contras are finked to smuggling WASHINGTON AP Nicaraguan rebels operating in nor thern Costa Rica have engaged in co caine using some of the profits to finance their war against Nicaraguas leftist ac cording to investigators and American volunteers who work with the The smuggling activity has involv ed refueling planes at clandestine airstrips and sometimes helping transport cocaine to other Costa Rican points for shipment to the United said law enforce ment The who refused to be identified by said the smuggl ing involves individuals from the largest of the Contra groups the Nicaraguan Democratic Force FDN and the Revolutionary Democratic Alliance ARDE as well as a splinter group known as A leader of Sebastian Gon zalez was indicted in Costa Rica for cocaine trafficking a year No other Contra leaders have been FDN spokesman Bosco Matamoros denied any drug involvement by his He said FDN provided sup port for Contra troops in Costa but never conducted any operations in that Levy a Miamibased spokesman for ARDE leader Eden said ARDE has never been involved in any drug A new National Intelligence a secret CIAprepared analysis on narcotics alleges that one of ARDEs top com manders used cocaine profits this year to buy a arms shipment and a according to a government official in President Reagan this year accus ed the leftist government of Nicaragua of exporting drugs to poison our youth after a Nicaraguan government Federico was Indicted by a federal grand jury in A spokesman for the Drug Enforce ment Administration said DEA in vestigators are still not sure if San dinlsta leaders were Inside CLASSIFIED rr u t Holiday voices Frazier Elementary 4th grades the play Small One Thursday Choir members Mita top Davyn Rob Chris Ramos and Colleen Patrick sing during the Becky was a soloist for the students coordinated the program with the help of their Dorothy Bill Per Vannette Vanfee Billie Gummings student teacher Lori Gamble and teachers aide Esther Brother remains in jail Staff writer One of two Kerrville brothers charged with kidnapping a bankers wife remained in the Comal County Jail awaiting a bond hearing now set for The Federal Bureau of Investiga tion arrested Ronald Bell and Allen Reed Bell Tuesday night after a daylong ordeal that ended with the escape of 28yearold Gay who had been kidnapped about seven hours earlier from her Kerrville who is seven months managed to free herself and walk to safety after the kidnap pers left her tied up in a wooded and demanded her husband pay a On Magistrate Jamie Boyd ordered the two brothers to be held in jail without bond on tid napping and attempted extortion After the the brothers were Allen Reed Bell went to the Bastrop Federal Cor rectional and Ronald Bell was transferred the Comal Courify said one of the brothers wound up in New Sec Page 12A Honts acquitted of DWI charge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Travis County Commissioner Bob Honts was acquitted Thursday of a drunken driving charge stemming from a 24 arrest in Honts had testified 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 had arrested Honts and charged him with driving while in Honts first DWI trial end ed in a mistrial after jurors didnt reach a unanimous He was retried on the same charge in New Braunfels after a change of COMICS Cheer Fund CROSSWORD 10A DEAR ABBY 10A HOROSCOPE 1TA OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 6A SPORTS WEATHER 2A Finish your I dayito Another and groceries were added to the Cheer bringing the funds ctib total to To day is the last day to give to the HtffMZfltiMf workers will be packing god boxes to feed as many families ai They will be distributed Saturday would like S everyone who donated money and food the this years Cheer latest by and Darrell Bill arid Lula Oakwood Baptist Frances and Buddy Diane and Kemil La Mu jer George and Frances and anonymous dona tions of and and The 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 Todays Conditions will be sunny and mild today with the high near 60 It will be mostly clear and cold tonight with the low near 30 Saturday will be sunny and mild with the high near 60 Thursdays nigh was 56 degrees with the low to day at 31 Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at County sanitarian speaks against septic systems in flood plain BylfUUNTMMUS writer David the new county gave a list Thursday of 10 good reasons not to allow septic systems in the flood Litke also added increased re quirements that could be attached to present regulations if permitting was Commissioners asked for specific construction standards that could be Incorporated into the regulations if they were going to allow septic systems in the flood No deci sion was made in commissioners because commissioners wanted a chance to study Litkes pro The construction standards would depend on how much hood proofing you Litke Some possibilities would be reinforced con crete pipe rather than having the septic tank re quiring watertight and one way Litke also reviewed sections in the private sewage facility order that could be made more specific to cover systems in the flood plain and the rules governing the flood plain under Edwards Underground Water District and Federal Emergency Management Jim LaGrote with FEMA was also at the commissioners meeting and their regulations did not specifically disallow a septic tank in the flood as long as the system is located to avoid contamination of flood waters and so that the septic system would operate after the The sanitarian cited the possible pollution of natural Including the Edwards as a reason to exclude septic systems from the flood Also Litke wrote that not allowing septic sytems in the flood plain would provide incentive to restrict development in the fllod pre vent damage and malfunctioning of systems caused by flood Flood waters may cause satura tion and loading of scouring of vegetation and soil needed for the functioning of the removal of soils and and destruction or alteration of the system In the meeting Litke and LaGrote also mentioned that floodwater could enter the system and cause it to backup and for the sewage to bubble up somewhere Refusing to allow septic systems in the flood plain would also protect shallow wells drawing water from the river alluvial prevent ad Set
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