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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Candidates trade remarks on issues AUSTIN AP Republican gubernatorial con tenders spoke out on the sensitive issues of abortion and a state income tax as the monthlong filing period for political candidates got See Page 3A Protests mount against new Czech government Czechoslovakia AP Students pressed on with sitins today after at least people rallied across the shomino tivv gust at the o o 9 10 2 2 still dominated by Co rpOFUEL Di OU facing another NCAA investigation DALLAS AP A convicted burglar has told NCAA investigators about alleged improprieties that continued in the University of Oklahomas football program after it was placed in probation in it was reported See Page 5A New Braunfels 17 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3S 377880 5126259144 Tuesday December 1989 25 Cents Two 12 Pages Deputies arrest man for assault A Marion man was arrested Monday night and charged with burglary with intent to commit sexual assault in connection with a May 29 James Floyd of Route 1 in allegedly entered a home on River Road last May and attempted to sexually assault a according Rudy Rubio of the Comal Sheriffs Rubio has been investi gating the case since May and obtained a warrant from Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Allen was arrested late Monday night near the Canyon Lake Dam access road by Comal Sheriffs Deputy Fidel According to Deputy Chief Wayne a white male entered a home on River Road last May and attempted to sexually assault a The in her was asleep at the time and the door was according to She woke up and he was right beside the Hohcrz She jumped up to go get her gun and he took The man entered through a front door which had been left unlocked for her according to reports at the time of the See Page 2A Today and tomorrow will be perfect for gelling out and takiiig care of all those Christmas The high temperature today will be near 75 degrees and the low will drop lo 50 Wednes day will be partly cloudy and warm with the high near 80 The low will be near 50 But a cold front is on the way and is expected lo reach the area by dropping the high temperatures to the 50 to I CANT BELIEVE I 60T A PMINU5 ON MV LETTER TO 1971 Umlccl Feature IMC 20 shopping days to Christmas Inside DEAR TV I Sfammtfsoh Todays the big day for the traditional appearance by Nicholas at the Sophienburg Museum and Visitors will hear the story of learn the German prayer and have a chance to sec Nicholas and get candy from him if youve been good or switches if youve been Nicholas will be there al and Plan now lo attend Christmas in the Park 16 from 10 to Santa Glaus will be on hand for youngsters to share those important Parents can also arrange to have their childs photo taken with the jolly ole Carol ers will be entertaining throughout the day with1 favorite Christmas songs while Pats In the Park will provide Cap off the day wilh a horse drawn wagon ride through Landa Park for per Reserva tions are recommended for the wagon ride bycalling For more cull or 620PLAY and please take care when you arc dialing those New Braunfels Downtown Asso ciation is sponsoring entertainment eaqh Thursday of the holidaysea son at the Gazebo on Main This Ballet Folklonca Jnfantil will perforrn from 5 to 6 See Page 2A Agency reports w leaders arrest EAST BERLIN AP Former Communist Party chief Erich Hon cckcr and other members of his ousted leadership have been put under house arrest at their luxury residential com the official news agency ADN said East Germanys chief prose cutor resigned amid criticism he could not rfanoTc investigations into abuses of power by ousted Communist lead Citizens began to keep vigil at police Honeckcr lost his job in a major power reshuffle on 18 and on Sunday he was ousted from the party he had led for 18 He was replaced as party leader by Egon who resigned under pressure on The former generalsecretary and president Erich Honeckcr is among those who arc not allowed to leave their houses in the elegant com ADN near has 23 houses once lived in by Politburo members and their Honeckcr and his inner circle are under investigation for suspected cor ruption three former Politburo mem bers are already in prison pending Prosecutors scaled off secret police offices in East Berlin where large sums ofmoney andfileshad appa rently been packaged for ADN They acted on a tip from citizens keeping watch Growing public outrage has led to citizens to try to storm at least one public while others have stood guard to make sure that no potential criminal evidence is smuggled away from government ADN gave no reason for prosecutor GucntcrWcndlands Wcndland was a holdover from Honcckcrs hardline government and See Page 2A A country Christmas Debbie Robertson displays crocheted jewelry during the annual Gruene Country Christmas celebration this past The three day event began with a Turn of the Century Texas Ball and Wine Tast ing sponsored by the MidTexas then featured two days of family music and visits with Cowboy Photo by Desmond Bostick Housin sales increase The number of houses sold so far this year in Comal County is higher than in the past three and although the increase is not a dramatic it docs show a gradual rise in housing As of 369 houses had been sold of the 723 houses on the In 392 houses sold with 665 on the while in there were 309 houses sold of the 623 on the James a Realtor with the Century 21 branch in New estimated 425 to 449 houses svill be sold by the end of this There is not a strong upward movement in the housing It is more like a slow upward the market here is bcgining to level but any Realtor will tell you that the prices arc There is more more buyers and more Vaughan On top of the house builders arc building Newcomers to the area arc more likely to have a house built instead of buying an old Of the houses sold this the most popular sales prices were in the to price range with 48 houses The second most popular were houses costing between and and houses priced between and with 41 houses sold in each price There were 39 houses in the See Page 2A Israeli planes strike Nidals guerrilla base Compromise on issue Senator says Legislature could remain deadlocked Lebanon AP Israeli warplanes today attacked a Palesti nian guerrilla base near this southern port wounding seven most of them Palestinian police Four fighters struck the base of ter rorist mastermind Abu Nidals Fatah Revolutionary Council in the Majdali oun cast of a police spokesman an Israeli army announcement in Jerusalem said warplanes struck a headquarters and a base of the Popular Front for the Lib eration of PalestineGeneral Com headed by former Syrian army Ahmed There was no immediate explana tion for the conflicting The Lebanese police spokesman said most of the casualties were Pales tinian civilians seeking medical treat ment at a Palestinian guerrillarun clinic when the Israeli warplanes The Israeli army said all aircraft returned safely from the noon See Page 2A AUSTIN AP Gene the Lone Ranger on a HouseSenate conference committee considering a workers compensation reform said if the panel doesnt accept his amendments today the Legislature will remain deadlocked on the We need to have a compromise bill and thats what Im trying to The panel is expected to finish its work today and send a bill to the full House for consideration Wednesday and the Senate on Green is the only member of the 10mcmber panel who voted against a House reform plan that is backed by busi ness Bill Bill Hobby and House Speaker Gib Despite the Semites 1714 rejection of the House the presiding officer of the packed the committee svith those who support his But Green said if the House doesnt give none of those 17 senators will switch their Greens amendments would move the plan closer to the Senates proposal by maintaining an injured workers right to a jury trial and calculating benefits for permanent injuries based on lost wages due to the extent of the A twovote swing in the 31member Senate would give the business lobby a workers coitip overhaul that trial lawyers and labor groups say would prevent workers from receiving fair benefits For permanent injuries and impartial treatment in disputed comp Rumors flew through the Capitol Monday over whether any of the 17 senators intended to switch Theyre still said Carl DPon who has led the fight against the business supported They will not be bludgeoned by an unjust bill and that bill is grossly Judith a target of the business lobby as a possible vote said she will demand several changes before supporting a reform Her message to lobbyists was this Anybody who questions how lough 1 just tell them 1 went through 18 hours of labor svith no See Page 2A Residents respond to annual fund drive Area residents are responding in the Christmas spirit to the eighth annual New Braunfels Herald Zeilung Cheer years goal is lo raise in contribu tions by 15 to provide Christ mas dinners to 200 area The annual drive sponsored by the newspaper accepts donations from the community to purchase items to fill Christmas baskets for area families selected by the Com munity Service The administrative costs arc paid by the newspaper and volun teers including members of the New Braunfpls Fire Fighters Asso ciation and Lake Dunfap Volunteer Fire as well as news paper staff members provide the labor to package and deliver ihe Christmas baskets each Each year since the paper has sponsored the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holi day That first the drive netted and spent to provide baskets to 60 The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families in the This a goal of has been set to buy the goodies to fill those All of the taxdeductible contri butions are used to purchase the food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping The admini strative and distribution posts are provided by the IleraldZeitung and community In ihe contributions have exceeded the goal and provided a beginning balance to start the drive each This a balance of kicked off the annual See Page 2A President briefing Cabinet on summit WASHINGTON AP President briefing his Cabinet loday on Ihe superpower says Mikhail Gorbachev seems very much in control in the Soviei Union and com mitted to peaceful change as hardline communist governments are swept from While refusing to proclaim the Cold War Bush said Gorba chevs acceptance of dramalic reforms in Eastern Europe absolutely mandates new thinking by the Bush returned to the White House on Monday night after two days of summit talks in Malta and a stop in Brussels to brief NATO He was greeted by his who got a and who got a As soon as he got to his private White House Bush called Philippine President Corazon Aquino to express concern for ihe lives of Americans trapped in hotels in Manila by rebel forces trying to overthrow Bush paid tribute to her courage in seeking lo quell the White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwa ter Fitzwaier assured Bush her government was doing everything possible to protect in a concession to possible jet lag from transAtlantic pushed back his schedule one hour receiving his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office at 9 instead of 8 But Bushs optimistic remarks about Gorbachev contrasted wilh comments by Vice President Dan Quayle in an interview published See Page 2A
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