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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Economists predict lower interest rates WASHINGTON AP In an move that many economists expect will make borrowing the Federal Reserve eased credit conditions for the second time in four See Page 3A Guambased runner visiting family in NB Though Jonathan Jarrctt probably didnt fit the loc als stereotype when he arrived in Guam two years the 15yearold cross country runner wasted no time in impressing Guam with his athletic See Page 9A Therapists working to condition patients 7 A 0 0 6 of all Americans will one point their Back ghest percentage of work See Page 1B New Braunfels 171 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3 377880 5126259144 F Sunday July 1989 50 Cents Four 40 Pages First show a hit Aircraft flipped and left a trail of smoke as spectators glued their eyes to the skies as the first New Braunfels Airport airshow got off the ground Theshow and response was fan said airshow director Bernie Approximately people came out to see 45 airplanes fly in to the air port 65 airplanes on display and air show The show kicked off with three men parachuting to the runway with Texas and American flags attached to theirsuits as the National Anthem blared in the Spectators also witnessed the dar ing performances of Gene Soucy in his Grumman AgCat he calls the Showcat and Jan Collmer in his 1989 twoscat Pi its A female wing walker also enter tained the crowd as she held on as the plane went through flips and The Federal Aviation Administra tion required the main road leading into the airport to be closed during the airshow for safety No injuries or mishaps were Specht murder trial set to start Monday A Spring Branch charged with attempting to murder and later murdering her is scheduled to stand trial Monday on the attempted murder charge in Comal County District Virginia HCR 1 Box was arrested days after she allegedly shot her husband Larry Wayne Specht March Comal County sheriffs office detectives said evidence revealed Specht shot her husband in the back with a highpowered rifle while he was in his located off He died later that evening in surgery at Medi cal Center Hospital in San The attempted murder charge stems from another inci dent when the deceased survived a shot in the shoulder in June again near the Specht was indicted on the murder and attempted murder charges by a Comal County grand jury March She was released on a A restraining order keeping Specht away from her three daughters was granted a change of venue March 27 to Kendall County because the three children lived in Ken dall County at that The restraining order is still in See Page 2A Local teenager killed Gene Soucys Grumman AgCat called Showcat leaves a smoke as it climbs straight A wing walker posed on top of craft during the Photo by Deryl Clark trail of the air Total value at Building permits drop By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A 17yearold New Braunfels girl died early Saturday morning from massive head injuries she sustained from an automobile accident on Inter state 35 late Friday local offi cials Gina a New Braunfels High School was pronounced dead at McKcnna Memorial Hospital at 1 by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold said a hospital The twovehicle accident occurred before midnight when a southbound Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the became airborne and landed right on top of Haas Nissan pickup truck traveling north on Inter state said New Braunfels Police Officer Scott After the Chevrolet truck landed on top of the it continued onto the shoulder of the road and the Nis san truck traveled approximately of a mile further before the passenger was able to stop the a police source The wreck is still under The accident occurred at between Solms and Ruckle Both Haas and her passen ger were wearing The driver of the Chevrolet pickup was admitted to McKcnna Memorial Hospital and remains in stable condi the hospital spokesman The 17yearold New Braunfels passenger of Haas vehicle suf fered minor injuries and was treated and released from Names of the driver and the passen ger were withheld from publication by the New Braunfels Police Depart The driver of the Chevrolet is not a resident of New New Braunfcls Emergency Mcdi See Page 2A Gina Haas By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Building activity screeched an almost grinding halt in June with only two singlefamily residential and one commercial permits Compared to June last months activity was considerably The total permit values for June 1989 was much lower than the June 1988 total value of Twelve singlefamily residential and one new commercial permits were issued in June Last months building activity was also comparably lower than New Braunfels Planning Department issued 133 permits valued at in May 1989 while it only issued 115 permits in June at a value of On June Seidcl Camera obtained a permit for a tenant finishout for a camera shop at 1551 Enterprises was the designated con tractor for the Jorge Luis Perez was issued a per mit for a singlefamily residence val See Page 2A Program putting mailmen on alert Good day Elderly cautioned about heat Approximately people die in the United Stales each year from heat with the majority of these deaths occurring in the elderly popu Considering the temperatures of the last few elderly people in the New Braunfels area need to be aware of heatrelated problems and how to deal with According to Ronald a family practitioner in New Braun heat stroke and heatrelated prob lems occur if people do not take in enough We dont sec too much of it around here maybe because there is so much air conditioning here or they the elderly are acclimatized to he It can occur if they dont take in enough Heat exhaustion can set in if the body becomes said Cohle advises watching for the symptoms of undue lack of con muscle cramps and dizziness when Family members who observe these symptoms should encourage the victim to drink plenty of fruit most any kind of fluid will Cohle They should also stay out of the If someone looks pretty you should probably take them to the See Page 2A Letter carriers in New Braunfels will soon be on the official lookout for unusually high accumulations of mail and newspapers signifying resi dents could be in The Carrier Alert program unanimously supported by the Sale City Commission will put mailmen on the lookout for New Braunfels The carriers always have unoffi cially looked after senior said New Braunfcls Post Master Rrcnt but this program will formal ize that special They know who has problems and who doesnt and when the mail stacks up theyve always sort of kept an eye on he ComFund joins forces with national group Comal County citizens who donate money to the Community Fund this year may notice some thing Its not Community Fund any more and 1989 drive officials hope the new association with United Way of America will be just as successful and even more so than the profitable ComFund has been in the Were excited about the drive this year and looking for all the citizens of the county to support United Way to the fullest and in turn support the agencies it said Herb president of the United Way Board of Direc tors for It is still a local organization and even though we joined United the money raised here stays Schneider As General Drive Dennis Heitkamp is in charge of the drive to raise this assisted by the board of directors including officers Vice President Elton Immediate Past President Dick and Treasurer Mir iam Heitkamp said he became involved with Cpmal County Community now United because of the important role the drive plays in the community as one entity that serves all the Through one fund he the 23 agencies served this year will raise a substantial portion of their operating It is important to reach every one in the community through one Heitkamp The Community Fund Board of Heitkamp decided to join United Way for many rea including the importance that has been attached to the national We are getting more and more of an influx of people from all parts of the country and many of them were associated with United SM UNITED General Drive Chairman Dennis talks over plans with Herb president of the United Way Board of Directors for Safe City Commission Director Don Ferguson said once letter carriers notice a potential problem they will alert the commission where participants in the program will be The commission office will then notify the proper law enforcement We arc going to be the group that starts the ball Moland We dont want to get in the situation of having that carrier go in the The program geared to help mainly senior citizens is free to anyone who wants to Thousands of ixjople in the United States who have See Page 2A Soviets detonate nuclear device MOSCOW AP The Soviet Union detonated a nuclear device with a force of 20 kilotons on Satur day at its lest site in Semipalatinsk in the official news agency Tass The test was carried out for the purpose of upgrading military hard the report Radiation levels at and outside the testsite were within the The detonation occurred at Tass A kiloton has the explosive force of pounds of The atomic bomb dropped on Hir in the first use of the bomb as a weapon had the explosive force of 20 The partly cloudy and hot weather pattern will continue for the next several There is a 20 percent chance for scattered afternoon showers today and The highs will be around 98 to 100 degrees and lows will be around 75 Inside 18D DEAR TV Stammtisch Brenham retailing consultant Herb Penning will meet with New Braunfcls business owners July 19 and discuss plans for how to merchandise effectively and increase New Braunfels Downtown Asso ciation and New Braunfels Down town Project will host the seminar Planning for Profits at at the New Braunfels Civic Penning is a consultant with the Small Business Development Cen He has worked as a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and Marshall Fields before working with the Small Business Development Center in His specialities include auto supp and For more information contact New Braunfels Downtown Project Director April Coldsmith at City HaJl at Don Koerug recently wrote in to ask if a group or club in New Braunfels is collecting news papers for He recalls the Boys Scouts once collected the SM 2A
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