New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 18, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 18, 1989

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Issue date: Wednesday, October 18, 1989

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 18, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas aid to quake victims WASHINGTON AP President patching top administration officials to California for a quick survey of earthquake is pledging the federal government will do everything that it possib ly can to help in the recovery from the See Page 3A World Series on hold SAN FRANCISCO The World Series is in doubt in the wake of an earthquake that smashed San Francisco and Oakland just moments before the sche duled beginning of Game As of presstime no announcement had been made as to when the series would See Paae 11A t X Honey for more than buzz On a crisp what better breakfast can one have than biscuits and or Honey Wheat Muffins One more flavorful honey recipe is Baked Texas Toast with Honey Pecan TXJ99Cn Or y si Crews search under collapsed highway AP After As many as 1 million people were left AP After shocks rumbled today as crews searched for motorists under an ele vated highway collapsed by an earth quake that jarred Northern killing more than 270 people and injuring hundreds The magnitude of the catastrophe emerged slowly as officials made contact with hardhit where many telephones were cut The quake on the Richter collapsed buildings across near ly 100 as well as a section of the San FranciscoOakland Bay Bridge and two spans in the Santa Cruz Severed gas lines sparked including one in San Francisco that burned a block of but all were put out or under control As many as 1 million people were left without electricity and other The devastation is just horrible and were just said George who cut short a trade mission to West Leo McCarthy said damage would total the better part of In President Bush signed a disasterrelief declaration and said we will take every step and make every effort to Bush on Tuesday sent Transportation Secret ary Samuel Skinner to assess State emergency services spokes man John Peterson said at least 272 people had died and 650 were At least 253 people were killed when a mile of the upper level of Interstate 3eo Page 2 A Red Cross chapter accepting donations The Comal County Red Cross chapter is now accepting cash dona tions for the California earthquake The local chapter can receive donations of money said Penny who is the local chapters Red Cross is not accepting canned goods or clothing because they have found it costs more money to actually mail all that out there then it docs to go ahead and ship Rhodes said the Comal County chapter doubled their quota of for relief for victims of Hurricane The local chapter is also continuing to accept donations for Hugo Donations can be made payable to Comal County ARC Disas ter Box New Texas Occidental Rosa Valley Ford Tomales Point AeyesJS Muir Woods Monument Berkeley nd friends waiting for calls By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer News of the California earthquake spread like wildfire Tuesday night and the disaster is hitting close to Tex as and New Braunfels as residents wait for calls from friends and Safe City Commission Director Don Ferguson is anxiously waiting for a call from his who moved to the San Francisco Bay area last Al owner of Al Benson heard from his daughter Dcnlso and soninlaw Ron who live in San this morning around He said his daughter reported everyone was safe including his New Braunfels fleraldZcitung Sports Editor Tom Labinski is trying to get through to his who lives in San works in Oakland and every day travels the San FranciscoOakland Bay which partially caved in New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller is waiting tO hear from an uncle who lives and develops property in San State Treasurer Ann Richards is reported to be fine after she witnessed firsthand the earthquake as she was forced out of her hotel room in San the Associated Press reported Richards was in San Francisco for a The first feeling that hit me was one of and somewhat of a feeling of Ferguson You hear about things like that happening and you never feel that you will be involved in a roundabout way in such a Ferguson said he heard of the news en route to New Braunfels from San Antonio about At Labinski he didnt think it was a major earthquake when he heard on the radio the World Series game had been called But when he got back to the Herald offices from the New BraunfelsCanyon volleyball game he heard the devastating Labinski said he tried calling San but couldnt get Benson said his daughter was visit ing her sisterinlaw when the earth quake She stood in the doorway in front with her daughter trying to reach for her Benson She said See Page 2A Its a windy and cold day with the high reaching only 60 degrees with winds out of the northeast at 15 to 25 Tonight will be clear and cold with the low in the upper 30s and a chance for frost in some Thursday will be slightly warmer with the high in the A gradual warming trend will bring the highs to the 70s or lower 80s by InskU German Communists replace Honecker BERLIN AP Erich Honecker has been removed as the head of East Germanys Com munist the staterun news agency ADN reported ADN said that Egon a Politburo member in charge of security issues as well as governmentrun youth had taken over as the party was removed as the ruling Politburo and the policymaking Central Com mittee met today to discuss the exodus of East Germans to the West and the growing pro democracy The hardline under whose govern ment the Berlin Wall was steadfastly resisted social reforms being embraced by other Soviet bloc Honecker had been under increasing pressure to resign after a wave of protests swept the and prodemocracy movements picked up growing long rumored to be the 1 choice to succeed the is believed to be a hard liner who is likely to resist calls for sweeping prodemocracy The Central Committee meeting had been scheduled for late November or early Decem but widespread public unrest had prompted speculation that it would meet sooner to discuss possible leadership Under East Germanys the power is in the hands of the ruling which is dominated by Formal approval of DEAR 1M3A TV To collect child support Parents turning to state for help The Comal County Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring its 4th Annual Rabies Drive on Rabies immunizations will be given at Fire Station 1 in Canyon City and at Fire Sta tion 2 on Oblate Drive from to The rabies vaccination will cost All pets will be issued a County License for an additional in order to comply with the SM Page 2A Editors note The attorney gener als office has a backlog of non payment of child support In the eighth of a series on child a spokesman for the office tells of the offices By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer The number of people turning to the attorney generals office for child support collection has dramatically increased in the pas few But once the office gets to the every angle will be covered to get the says an attorney general We have a wide variety of methods available to us said Will public information offic er for child support Weve established a court We have a way to sign the order and start deduct ing money directly from a non conciliatory parents paycheck or we can throw up a contempt action The number of families that sought help at the attorney generals office increased from in 1983 to last The number had reached by the end of The percentage of paying cases has more than doubled during the past six according to attor See Page 2A Absentee voting starts today From f tiff and win People registered to vote in the 7 election can cast absentee ballots at county courthouses beginning said Texas Secretary of State George Corns County voters may cast their absentee ballots in Room 109 of the Courthouse between 8 and Tcxang were given the option of casting absentee votes oy perform without having to give a reason for doing under a 1987 state IV87 Isw raafces it much easier for registered vot to M IflpwjJ Tsxanj now are hardpressed to find t wajssnlor not Voters have until 3 to participate in the absentee balloting The 7 statewide ballot will include 21 proposed constitutional Some local ballots also will include other A separate period began 8 for people to cast absentee ballot by Those who vote absentee by mail must give a reason for not being able to cast their ballots on election proposed constitutional amendment elec tions have yielded low statewide voter But Bay oud said he hopes the absentee voting option will bring more people to the Of the estimated million Tesans eligible to about million are We are the The Canyon Cougarettes clinched their first district volleyball champ ionship since 1988 py sweeping New Braunfels Tuesday Canyon raised Its record to 100 in District 284A and owns a two match lead over the Unicorns with two games ten on the It wi be the seventh consecutive playoff season for the MUM iriunfeis can guarantee Itself a playoff spot by winning its final two For more see Page 11 Photo by Deryl Clark the 163seat Central Committee is needed for any changes in leadership at the On East Germanys chief prosecu tor Ouenter promised to investigate charges of police brutality against pro democracy activists and the Communist leader ship stepped up a campaign to win back citi zens Since early tens of thousands of peo Set Page 2A Council OKs sale of bonds New Braunfels City dur ing a special meeting approved the sale of million in bonds with an interest rate of barely more than 7 The money will be used for capital improvements for New Braunfels Bids for the utility system revenue Series E were opened at 4 and later awarded to Underwood Neu haus Associates at The three other bidders were Dean Blunt Ellis and Lovett Mitchell Webb The bonds are scheduled to be repaid from 1990 through said Floyd financial advi sor to the New Braunfels The bonds of this issue are rated Al by Moodys Investors and by Standard Poors a rating increased from A since the last he The last issue of Utility System Revenue Bonds sold by the City of New Braunfels was in the amount of million and sold on at an effective interest rate of Westerman ;

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