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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 259 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 1 TX 75245 Area Boat ramps almost ready for opening See below Comal down 5 Canyon Inflow down 68 Canyon cfs same WatCn Edwards down Canyon Lake down State Juries take closer look at sentences See Page 3 tore clerks get Christmas spirit rniUEIsLOAOM Half writer Santa Claus may have a list he Checks but hes not the only who knows whos been naughty Just ask the store The closer Christmas Day the nore shopping becomes like an en durance The level of frustration and the clerks are the first ones to hear about Lucille ilsaacs at downtown Jacob Very hectic was all she had time ito say at first when asked to describe jiher job at Christmas The crowd thinned out and she As you can a lot wait until the last and they all want to be waited If the customers had to be sales clerks for just one theyd do it a little she Inge a clerk at the Lingerie said the hectic pace during the holiday season helps put her In the Christmas Being busy provides the same In spiration for Linda Vaughn at Bealls Department The customers make me feel like Vaughn They get excited when they find exactly what theyre looking I get to help and that makes me feel Mike Walker at the Music Haul said people with a few exceptions are what makes Christmas a nice time of I see a lot of folks I havent seen In Walker and some Ive never seen Parents who think all we carry is rocknroll walk find out we have recording artists like Glenn and leave with a whole new Christmas means challenge to Gene Chollett at Ray Allen Mens Its an opportunity to do for other he and a challenge to try and take care of their Its when I can relay a message to a wife or husband about what the other may have said they Chollett Thats whats nice about shopping in a small Most clerks in the big malls cant do Solange Hopkins at said New Braunfels is because there are so many nice it makes you forget about the ugly Theyll ruin the holidays if you let Watching others shop for Christmas is also exciting for Its been crazy around she said with a French But I See Page 9 Resident robbed at gunpoint LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A county resident was robbed at gunpoint Monday The Comal County Sheriffs Department is looking for two Latin males who broke into Tony Rodriguezs home at 18423 Stony Creek and robbed him at Sheriffs Investigator Rudy Rubio The men took ISO and a shotgun about We have two suspects for the aggravated armed Rubio It is considered ag gravated armed robbery because they had a gun and threatened to kill Rodriguez lives on the site of a house under construction in a sub division off Texas the sheriffs investigator Basketball season in page 6 New Braunfels New Texas Tuesday December 25 Cents 12 Pages DPS on traffic lookout DMAOVERSTNEET Stall Texas Department of Public Safety will be the lookout for drunk drivers in Comal County this holiday said Bob We of be looking for all violators but we will be concen trating on drunk he Holder said the department will have extra patrolmen on the roads tonight to ensure a safe Christmas for all He said he will have four patrol cars working tonight rather than which is usual for Tuesday DPS officials have estimated that as many as 29 persons will die statewide as a result of traffic ac cidents during the Christmas and New Years The DPS ex pects 12 fatalities during the 30hour Christmas period and 17 deaths dur ing the 54hour New Years Wed certainly like to see our fatality estimates prove to be too said Jim DPS there will be drivers who will ignore speed limits and attempt to operate vehicles after The best way to avoid becoming involved in an ac cident with a careless driver is to drive in a defensive It also makes good sense to be sure everyone in the vehicle uses a safety Holder said almost all fatalities are on the side roads instead of the in See Christmli test week wjfb a special parly NEXT STOP MEU VEWft Kidnapping suspect still in jail fnm staff art rcpcrtt A San Antonio federal magistrate has denied bond for a man accused in last weeks kidnapping of a Kerrville bankers Magistrate Robert OConnor denied bond Monday for 31yearold Ronald who is in the Comal County Comal commissioners contracted with the Marshals Office to house federal prisoners last summer for a OConnor also appointed a lawyer for Bells 33yearold who is being held without bond in the Bastrop Federal Correctional In A preliminary hearing was also set for Friday for both Tim a detention of ficer for the Comal County said federal marshals transport federal All we do is provide housing and food for them for a he add The two Kerrville brothers were arrested 18 in connection with the kidnapping of Gay wife of a Kerrville bank who is seven mon ths freed herself and walk ed to safety about seven hours from a wooded area outside Kerr where police said an armed kid napper had left her tied up after demanding a The couples 4yearold who was left behind by the kidnapper at the familys was also 1 shopping day to Christmas CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD9 HOROSCOPE 8 OPINIONS SPORTS i WEATHER 2 Todays Weather Christmas Eve will be win dy and with a high in the low 60s and north winds 15 to 25 Tonight will be partly windy and with a low near 30 and north winds 15 to 25 Christmas Day will be sun ny and with a high near Village West boat ramp at lake almost ready lllMiVIIME Canyon Lakes Village West boat ramp soon will be open to the according to County Engineer Mac McCoy and Reservoir Manager Philip McCoy said county employees have been working on the in stalling signs and rumble buttons which warn motorists of He said the county is finished with its work and is waiting tor the Army Corps of Engineers to take the barricades down so the ramp can be I imagine that within a few days well have that one Parsley said of the barricade on the Village West The ramps at Village West and Ca nyon Lake Village have been closed since September the ramps were closed when the Corps asked the county to make certain repairs and improvements to the ramps before renewing lease Before the ramps were they were operated by the county under agreements with the federal These agreements ex pired December 1883 for the Village ramp and February 1984 for the Village West Parsley said the Corps had several requirements that had to be met before the ramps could be opened again and the barricades taken He said that if all of the provisions are met for the Village West the barricades can come down right He added that as far as he all of the provisions had been met but he would have to get together with county officials to inspect the McCoy said it could be some time before the ramp at Village is reopen He said repairs need to be made to portions of the ramp that are The Village ramp needs portions of the concrete ripped out and replac Some of it is six or seven feet under McCoy He added that he has tried for about four mon ths to find contractors interested in doing the work but has been unsuc McCoy said he wrote a letter to the Corps about lowering the lake level so the county could work on the ramps while they were who received the said the lake would have to be lowered about eight That would place the level below the conserva tion pool GBRA officials were not available for 3 killed when plane hits mall AP A private plaUJtrying to land in heavy fog slammed into the roof of a mail jammed with Christmas spewing flames and debris into an area crowded with youngsters waiting to see Santa At least three people died and 63 were in police The twinengine Beechcraft Baron was approaching Buchanan making an instrument approach with visibility of about threequarters of a when it crashed into the roof of Sun Valley Mall about Mon authorities The whole sky lit up and stayed said Dino who witnessed the crash from across the I thought it was a then I realized it had to be the The engine wasnt He went down Three people died and 63 were in said Concord police spokesman Al The dead were believed to be the pilot and two passengers but that could not be con Jordan Thousands of people streamed into the parking lot after the many crying or desperately seeking friends or The tail of the plane could be seen dangling off the and one of the planes propellers was lying on the floor inside the mall near where the plane The pilot had radioed a missed approach and told the tower he was going around for another try before the said airport manager Harold Water from the malls sprinklers quickly doused the flames triggered by the and a foot or more of water turned part of the mall into an indoor There was a people were running said Dave a copy editor for the Contra Costa who was shopping at the mall about 35 miles east of San The place filled up with and the power went People were crying and hugging each he Friends and relatives were tending to the Harry Sundstrom of who was also at the said he saw a ball of fire 30 to 40 feet in the My jacket caught My hand caught said Bret of My jacket was burned I didnt take it off Were real luckyThere was stuff I thought it was all Some of the bystanders helped with the shoving burn victims into water fountains at the suburban shopping The mall is less than a mite from the
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