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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 31, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Libya linked World to airport attacks See Page 3 New Braunfels set for Local Sesquicentennial bash See Page 2 2 men in county jail on robbery charge Bf SARAN DUKE anD DEBBIE DaLOACN Staff writers Two San Antonio men charged with robbing a local man at gunpoint last week remained in custody today in the Comal County Jail. Juan Gregorio Garcia, 21, and Blas Rodriguez, 22, were each placed under $10,000 bond by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger. Both are charged with aggravated armed robbery, and were arrested late Saturday night at a West Side bar in San Antonio. Comal County Sheriff’s Lt. Rudy Rubio said the arrests resulted from a joint effort by himself, Investigator Kermit Kroesche and the San Antonio Police Department’s Repeat Offenders Program. The charges against the two San Antonio men stemmed from a Dec. 23 incident involving a late night break-in at 18423 Stony Creek. The victim, Tony L. Rodriguez, was threatened with a gun, and robbed of $50 and a shotgun. In other police news, two men were arrested for the Friday night aggravated robbery of the Corner Stop, at 2790 US 81 West. Marin Alviso Zamarripa and Luciano Aztec Castilleja remain in the Comal County jail after being charged with robbery of the Corner Stop. The men allegedly used an approximately 4-inch long knife and took beer from the west side convenience store. Police are still looking for an man who robbed Lucas Exxon, at 151 Interstate 35 East, Friday night. The suspect allegedly used a .38 caliber revolver to take $19 from the attendant’s wallet. The suspect also took firearms valued at $160 along with an undetermined amount of currency. New Braunfels police handled two assault reports over the weekend. One man allegedly was assaulted after 5 p.m. Friday at the 1-35 West frontage road and Rueckle Road. The offender allegedly pointed a .45 caliber pistol at the man and threatened to kill him. A 16-year-old student reportedly was assaulted on Becker Street Friday night. The victim reportedly was choked and dragged by her attacker. Texas roads claim 4 lives Texas Doctors head list of well-paid people See below New BraunfelsHeraldNew Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94-No. 254Tuesday December 31,1985 25 Cents 12 Pages By TNE ASBBOIATEB PRESS At least four people had died by today on Texas roads and highways as state officials predicted 17 traffic fatalities by the end of the New Year's holiday. The victims included a Texas Christian University football player. One hour after the Department of Public Safety began its official death count at 6 p.m. Monday, two men were killed in a two-car head-on collision. Stephen G. Upton, 30, of Hallsville, died when his car crossed the center stripe of Texas Highway 154, colliding with a second car, said David Wells, DPS spokesman The driver of the second car, Ten-nison Morrow, 34, of Ore City, also was killed in the accident, which oc curred four miles west of Marshall. At 11:16 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old girl was struck and killed by a van while standing on U.S. 377 in Halton City. Gena Carol Tidwell of North Richland Hills died in the accident. Keith F. Loosier, 20, of Tyler, was killed when his car went off County Road 427 and overturned. Loosier was thrown from his car. Militia official survives death attempt BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — A senior Christian militia official who helped negotiate an agreement designed to end Lebanon’s 10-year-old civil war survived an assassination attempt in Christian east Beirut today, the militia command said. A statement from the Lebanese Forces Christian militia said ambushers fired rocket-propelled grenades at Assad Shaftari’s motor cade on Beirut’s northern edge at IO a m. (2 a.m. CST). Two rocket-propelled grenades slammed into the rear of his car, killing one of Shaftari’s bodyguards and wounding another, but he survived unharmed, the statement said. Other guards in the motorcade engaged the ambushers in a firefight, and an undetermined number of the attackers were killed, the statement said. Leaders of the Lebanese Forces, Druse and Shiite Moslem militias signed an agreement in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday that they said will end the civil war that began in 1975. Their agreement called for a cease-fire to go into effect in the Beirut area and in Lebanon’s central mountains at dawn today. Round and round LESLIE K RIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Joseph Jan Kauskas crawls onto the merry go    weekend was warm enough to encourage round in Landa Park as his father Stan, and    families to visit the park. Krista Holder watch. Weather during theNationwide protest focuses on drunken driving during holidays By TNE ASBBOIATEB PRESS A New Hampshire television com-merical portrays a grandmother knitting booties while a voice tells viewers the booties won’t be needed. The child was killed In a crash caused by a drunken driver. It is a harsh image, one of many reminders for tonight's holiday revelers, and part of a nationwide New Year’s Eve crackdown on drunken driving AUSTIN (AP) — Physicians, scientists and administrators of the state’s largest universities — not politicians — are paid the highest state salaries, a survey of state pay shows Close behind are a handful of college football coaches, led by Texas AAM University’s Jackie Sherrill, whose annual salary of $110,865 — plus meals and two cars — tops Gov. Mark White’s $94,348. Sherrill’s actual income is more than double that when fringe benefits are Included, making him probably the highest-paid employee of a state agency in Texas, The Dallas Morning Newt reported Monday. Of the state’s IOO highest-paid employees, 95 are on the faculties of state medical schools and hospitals in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, the survey found. The salary comparisons complied by the Newt were drawn from the state’s 19B6-87 Appropriations Act and from the budgets prepared by Free cab and bus rides, additional police patrols and programs to encourage a “driver" in a group to stay sober all are part of an effort to avoid traffic fatalities tonight. In Phoenix, billboards placed by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers went up Monday showing six people carrying a coffin. The billboard reads, “You should have called for a lift earlier." Free rides for people who drink too much are available in many cities. the individual institutions Dr. Charles M Balch, a world-renowned expert on the treatment of cancer and chief of surgery at the University of Texas System Cancer Center in Houston, tops the faculty-college administrator list with a salary of $181,300. Dr. James H. “Red" Duke Jr., a renowned trauma surgeon, is second at $179,000 a year. He is a professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Only a portion of Batch’s and Duke’s salaries, like those of other higher-paid medical school faculty members and administrators, comes from state tax dollars. Their state salaries — $110,200 in Balch’s case — are supplemented by grants, private donations and income from their patients. Texas Higher Education Commissioner Kenneth Ashworth is the highest-paid state employee not affiliated with a state college or medical school His $110,000-a-year including Nashville, Tenn., where nearly 200 people have called for service since Dec. 20. Free cab service is also available in Albuquerque, N.M.; Little Rock, Ark.; Raleigh, N.C.; Lansing, Mich.; Pittsburgh; Kansas City; St. Louis, and a number of Indiana cities. Colorado state police have 55 patrol teams in 32 counties and plan IO “sobriety" roadblocks for random checks for intoxication. New Mexico and Indiana state salary is heavily supplemented by federal funds State Education Commissioner William N. Kirby Ii pnM 1108,862 a year. Four university conrt>ec and athletic directors earn mere than $90,000 a year — Sherrill; University of Houston football coach Bill Yeoman, $100,000; University of Texas Athletic Director Dd«om Dodds, $91,875; and Texas football coach Fred Akers, $91,600. Their salaries are paid primarily with earnings from sports events. The size of the coaches’ salaries doesn’t sit well with a tot of state employees and their representatives. “That bothers me a lot," said Jim Pearson, director of the Texas State Employees Union. ‘Toe got people caring for the mentally HI and mentally retarded who are working short-shifted and also boing asked to Sot TOP PAY, Papa IS police will add extra patrols between 6 p m and 5 a m. In Arkansas, troopers who normally handle licensing and inspections join patrols in a New Year’s crackdown. Sobriety checkpoints mainly serve as a deterrent, said California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Kohler “We don’t expect to arrest a great number of people," he said. “The primary impact is the amount of publicity we are generating will Inside CLASSIFIED_ 911 COMICS _8-9 CROSSWORD 7 DEAR ABBY_ 7 HOROSCOPE 6 OPINIONS 4 SPORTS_ 5 WEATHER    2Today's Weather New Year’s Eve day will be mostly sunny and mild, with a high near 70 and northerly winds at 15 mph Tonight should be fair and cooler with a low in the lower 40s and north winds at 5 to IO mph. New Year’s Day will be pleasant, sunny, and mild with a low in the low 60s and light, variable winds. Yesterday’s high was 70 and this morning’s low was 40 Sunset tonight will be at 5:42 p m and sunrise tomorrow will be at 7:26 am.Aggies No. 1? Texas AAM linebacker Johhny Holland says a victory in the Cotton Bowl could give the Aggies a springboard to the national championship in 1986 Sports, P*§e SA. make people think twice before driving under the influence ” Jan Bledsoe of the Indiana Cover nor’s Task Force Against Drunk Driving said, “We have a public awareness program called Keys to Friendship.’ emphasizing host-hostess responsibility. There is more to being a good host than just throw ing a good party .” New Year’s Eve always produces many first-time offenders, said Sgi Guy Benningfield in Dallas. Staff writer The State Board of Insurance has lowered the key fire insurance rate for the City of New Braunfels to 14 cents per $100 valuation, based on its first inspection here in five years The city’s old key rate was 17 cents per $100 valuation The new rate will become effective on Feb 1,1986 Fire Chief Jack Wilson said the state’s unannounced inspection came last summer. He credited the lowered rate to a joint effort between the City of New Braunfels, its fire department and the New Braunfels Utilities "Utilities is about 50 percent of it They lo^k at how the system is kept up, the size of fire mains, the number of elevated tanks and pumping sta tions, for example,” Wilson said "On our side, they take into account the number of trucks, how many men. the condition of our equipment, what kind of training we offer, how our records are maintained. “We’re required to have so many “We get little old grannies We get a lot of middle aged and older people who’ve never been arrested in their lives," he said In Pittsburgh, employees of the Aluminum Company of America received disposable breath testers and vouchers for cab rides U.S. Steel employees were given “designated driver” buttons showing a cocktail glass behind a Ghost Busters-style pumpers per I,(KM) people, and we’re obviously in good shape there. But it s one of those things you have to keep up with and stay ahead of," he added “We’re also penalized if we don’t report a fire, or if our equipment isn’t properly maintained.” Wilson said. “The inspection even gets down to how many sections of fire hoses we have, so you can see the revised rate involved a number of considerations “The inspector tested every truck I’ve got and found everything in tiptop condition He was extremely pleased, so we must be doing something right ," The city’s building department also gets into the act, Wilson added As part of his report, the inspector determines if the city has an electric code, how inspections are done, and if building codes are being followed. Another factor in the inspection includes the city’s fire loss “They average it out over the last five years The lower the loss is, the bet- See FIRE, Page 12 Doctors, scientists get top salaries in state See DRIVING, Page 12 City gets reduced fire insurance rates Bf BESSIE ;

  • Bill Yeoman
  • Blas Rodriguez
  • Charles M Balch
  • David Wells
  • Debbie Daloacn
  • Duke Jr.
  • Fred Akers
  • Gena Carol Tidwell
  • Gregorio Garcia
  • Harold Krueger
  • Jack Wilson
  • Jackie Sherrill
  • Jan Bledsoe
  • Jim Pearson
  • Johhny Holland
  • Joseph Jan Kauskas
  • Keith F. Loosier
  • Kenneth Ashworth
  • Kermit Kroesche
  • Lucas Exxon
  • Marin Alviso Zamarripa
  • Mark White
  • Rudy Rubio
  • Stephen G. Upton
  • Steve Kohler
  • Tony L. Rodriguez

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 31, 1985

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