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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas IRS mailing out 107 million forms WASHINGTON AP Taxpayers receive their annual holiday greetings from Uncle Sam starting as the Internal Revenue Service mails out more than 107 million tax forms and instruction See Page 6 Educators react to secondchance ruling PORT WORTH AP Just how much of a sec ond chance should a failing student get This is one Texas educators arc grappling with in the wake of a 1986 Texas ruling mandating students who fail a test should be given a second See Page 7 Mathis becomes new NB rec superintendent John a former recreation supervisor in has completed one week at his new coordinating New Braunfcls1 recreation needs from his office at the Landa Recreation 97 See Page 9 New Braunfels 32 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 79903 ZBU eituno DS 377880 5126259144 4fcr Tuesday December 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages House fire claims victim Local officials blame heater An 83yearold New Braunfcls man died in a fire that may have been caused a liquidfueled Hilmar Bading was pronounced dead at the scene New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker said the fire is believed to have started from a liquidfueled heater located in the living area of the Three firefighting units and two ambulances responded to the fire was located at 760 Hill Bading is believed to be the owner of the Dispatcher Trisha Keele said the call came in at and 14 firefighters arrived on the scene two minutes later to find the struc ture fully involved in Chief Baker said an autopsy on the man is The fire was brought under con trol in about 20 according to Damage to the house was said to be about and it is considered a Local firefighters responded to a blaze Monday at a home in the 700 block of Hill Photo by Carol Ann Avery Freeze drops aquifer level Dripping faucets add to problem The Edwards Aquifer level showed a noiiccablc decrease during the weekend as residents let faucets drip to keep pipes from Edwards Umlcrgound Water Dis tricts Senior Environmental Analyst Mike Albach said the aquifer level dropped all but has risen a fool since Albach said the weekend readings of the aquifer were feet above mean sea level Friday amsl Saturday Sunday amsl Monday and this It is a result of people trying to save pipes by running their Albach There was also quite a bit of water lost From pipe but mainly the water was used to pre vent pipes from Albach said even though the aquif er level has dropped because of run ning he docs not recommend people ignore the suggestions made to prevent pipe Running the faucets draws the aquifer level but it could be a lot worse if everyone ignored the prc See Page 2 Heavyfighting reported Loyalists captured in Panama Center Good Day damaged by freeze PANAMA Panama AP More than 400 iroops loyal to Manuel Antonio Noriega were captured in airborne assaults and scattered combat erupted overnight throughout parts of the military spokesmen said Noriega remained in the Vatican Embassy after seeking asylum on Christmas The United Slates has demanded his surrender to face drug but church authorities Spain has denied political and there was no new word about where he might Army Jerry Murgia said 440 Noriega loyalist troops and about the same number of wea pons were captured in airborne assaults Monday on 200 miles to the and La just southwest of Panama He also said Noriegas inteuiegence Guillermo surrendered Wong had been arrested after a coup attempt in but was Murgia said pounds of emergency medi cal supplies had arrived in the past day and civilian relief agencies would send workers starting today to help with Twentythree American soldiers arc known to have died and another 330 Murgia The figures for the number of wounded rose because of latearriving he Two dependents were Panamanian casualties were listed as 293 123 wounded and according to military Panamanian doctors said more than 100 civilians were killed and hundreds more Heavy fighting was reported overnight near a downtown sector where many embassies arc and the building housing the Banco Gener al was Bank officials and soldiers said the started after American troops returned fire coming from the There also was fighting near Santo Tomas hospi tal close to the American Caches of arms and ammunition have been found hidden in the See Page 2 Kirk wood Manor retirement home fell victim to the tempera tures Saturday when a thawingout sprinkler system pipe Kirkwood Administrator Sharon Sutton said the pipe burst around noon Saturday and damaged three an activity room and a What happened was when the pipes began io thaw there was a malfunction and the sprinkler pipes Sutton Thank goodness no one was Sutton said no one was hurl because most of the residents had cither left for the Christmas holiday or were in the dining hall having The fire departments reaction See Page 2 DPS reports 28 fatalities during holiday weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three people died when two pick ups collided headon near Center and a pedestrian was killed trying lo cross a Dallas freeway on bring ing the holiday traffic death toll to the Texas Department of Public Safe ty The figure was well below the pre diction by state troopers before the long weekend DPS officials estimated die in traffic acci dents the counting which began at 6 Friday and con tinued through midnight The DPS said a pickup driven by a stillunidentified driver was east on State Highway 7 about 5 miles cast of Center when the truck crossed he ccnicr line and with a westbound Both drivers were killed and four other people injured when they were Eddie Joe and 2ycarold Corissa both of were killed when hey were The which occurred about was the second triplc fuiality of the long holiday In the DPS said Bertie Mac Pierce was killed as she tried lo cross Marvin Love Freeway Christmas In other fatalities T Judy Kay of White Oak was killed after the car she was driv ing ran off eastbound Interstate four miles cast of Canton in Van Zandt The DPS said the vehi cle struck a guard veered into the became airborne and sailed into a creek bed before smashing into concrete pillars on the westbound side of A threecar wreck in Camp County Sunday night killed a Pittsburg Edna Rachacl died when her car struck another car on FarmtoMarkct Road The second which was attempting a left was pushed into a vehicle See Page 2 City kicks off annual drive to recycle Christmas trees The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is inviting people to leave their used Chrisunas trees with the Parks Department to be The Parks Departrnent has set aside a section of Landa Parks springfed pool parking lot for people to leave their Christmas The trees then will be ground up and used 95 mulch for the This is the third year fpr the Parks Department to coop erate wjtrj Nw Braijnfeis Utilities the recycling A lot of people took pf the program in the said Caroline an administrative assistant with the Parks It is a gopd because garbage men do not like to handle the trees and burning a dricdup Christmas tree can be Hawks said that last year the program received trees which produced enough mulch for the entire The Parks Department saved to because it did not have to buy Hawks The mulch is used in all tho plant hightraffic areas for erosion control and watpr conservation through out the parks prpgrajrrj is jointly conducted by Parks Utilities jijjy runs through Romanians execute former president Romania AP Government television today showed the bodies of former Presi Nicolue Ccauscscu and his wife after they executed by a firing and Romanians rejo iced at word of the Communist dictators The new provisional govern ment today appointed its Ion as chairman of the 37mcmbcr governing The government also named a prime The videotape showed the Ccau scscus bulletriddled bodies lying against a wall after an earlier sequ ence of the couple in A closeup showed Ccauscscu lying with blood on the right side of his The actual shooting by firing squad was not nor was its location and his tried by a secret military tribunal and executed Christmas Day for genocide and other They were captured a day after a popular uprising forced them from We arc people carried away by a very spontaneous llics cu told French So there was a general demand which pushed us to follow this first of all under the pressure of the terrorist groups who wanted to free The new prime Pctre told the network the tri By trying the putting them to death swiftly and showing the the revolution ary government appa rently was trying to per suade Ceausescus ruth less security troops to surrender to the which joined the people in bunal sentenced Ccauscscu lo death because officials had infor mation concerning possible attacks on the place where he By trying the putting them to death swiftly and showing Ihc the revolutionary gov ernment apparently was trying to persuade Ceausescus ruthless sec urity troops lo surrender to the which joined the people in Thousands have been killed since the revolt began 11 days The new government blamed Ceauscscu for the deaths of It did not specify whether the deaths occurred during his 24year tenure or during the revo Previous reports said as many as died in recent See Page 2 Recordsetting temperatures will only be a memory for the next several Todays high will reach 76 degrees under sunny The overnight low will be 45 Wednesdays high will reach 74 degrees with 50 degrees for the Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Comal County Child Services Board will be contacting local businesses as it prepares for the annual Chocolate which will be 18 at the New Braunfcls Civic Center from 2 to 5 There will he many vendors at the selling lots of chocolaterelated Activities will include a silent contests featuring local a picinthecyc contest featuring high school a piceating contest for high school a cake walk and live Proceeds will benefit the Child rens Emergency Teen Family Outreach and the fosier children of Comal Fur more or to request booth space to sell your call Margi Handrick at 6257355 before 4 or 6251SS4 after 5 or call Susan Kargcr at New Braunfcls Planning Direc tor Mike Shands has been appointed to the Code Interpreta tion Committee for ihe Southern Building The Committee consists of 11 persons selected from a nationwide membership based on training and The committee renders decisions on code requirements for the Southern Building Code As an interpretation is it becomes the legal standard for enforcement regarding methods and materials of construction in all Deadline to purchase tickets for the Canyon Athletic Boosters appreciation banquet for Coach Troy Burch is The roast and banquet will be 11 at 6 at the New Braunfcls Civic Tickets are for students and for aclulis in All tickets will be at the Tickets are available at Canyon High Rivercrcst Drive See Page 2A
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