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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Fuel cost hikes prompt coils for investigation WASHINGTON AP Angry besieged oil delivery companies and governors across the Northeast are calling on federal officials to find out why home heating oil prices skyrocketed this month to their highest levels See Page 2 battle hundreds of blazes LUFK1N AP Texas Forest Service stretched thin by an aboveaverage number of grass fires this are not foreseeing any rain in the near future to put an end to their See Page 4 New Braunfels S V ftoys1 overpower the Minutemen 6960 I The first time Smithson Valley played Memorial in a boys basketball the Rangers pulled out an overtime In Wednesdays SV built an 18point lead and held on for a 6960 victory as the team stretched its winning streak to three See Page 10 Thursday December 1989 25 Cents 34 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 One 12 Pages Quake destroys kills 11 Australia AP Astrong earthquake today crumbled buildings and homes in this southeast ern killing at least 11 people and injuring more than officials The army was called in to help pre vent Some reports said as many as 30 people died in an indust rial hub of people about 75 miles north of Hundreds of thousands of homes were reported without Rescue workers frantically hunted for victims in the The which measured on the Richter struck at Police said it was the first in Austra lian history to strike a heavily popu lated It felt like there was someone under my bedroom floor who lifted the said one Newcastle resi who reported two The worst damage appeared to be at workers club where ing after nightshift crushed by collapsed police At least eight people died Missing woman found dead after car wreck A Comal County woman who had been missing since 22 was found dead in Mexico according to James Emory of the Comal County Sheriffs She apparently died in a car Dorothy was last seen at on 22 when she left her Canyon Lake home to pick up her husband at McKenna Memorial She never arrived at the hospital and witnesses said she may have left the house that day without a Family members told officials that Haltom had a history of wandering off because of a physical condition which affected her memory and impaired her Emory said Hallofns husband Walter was con tacted by the Mexican Consulate and told she had been killed in a car wreck in Officials there did not suspected foul play and said she had been killed as a resul t of the The family is making arrangements lo have the body brought Emory said the department waded through several calls from people who believed they had seen cither Haltom or her He said he had entered her name and description and the description of the car into a nationwide computer He said Mexican officials the woman from the computer NB police report Good Day 45 holiday crimes it easy This youngster is taking advantage of the warm weather following last weekends cold to tempt the fish in Landa The young boy rigged up a fishing line and found a perch in one of the see Page 2 trees along the lake in Landa Photo by Desmond Bostick The holiday season is a time of hap but it is also a time for New Braunfels Police Department answered calls for 45 various crimes over the long Christmas Of the 45 crimes there were five reported cases of family five driving whileintoxicated eight public intoxication and four arrests for minors in possession of That is pretty typical for a holiday that is connected with said Martin spokesman for the police Fortyfive crimes in four days is not abnormally In it was as much as we sometimes get on regular Mayer said on a regular weekend there are 30 to 35 crimes He said the number of reported family violence cases is not because the Christmas holiday is a prime time for family During the families get together and petty problems come up and in some cases people arc more depressed and aggravated because of the expectations during Mayer But some there are just as many cases of family See Page 2 Romanians set deadline for Securitate surrender Romania AP The revo lutionary government warned security police holdouts to surrender today or face summary and said most officials who served under Nicoiae Ceausescu will not lose their Comeliu the new deputy foreign said most of the bureaucrats who worked in government during the executed pres idents 24 years of repressive rule need not They are not all they were the most too servile and We must try to avoid a witchhunt at any he told Most of the country was calm two days after Ceausescu and his were executed by firing squad after being con victed by a military tribunal of genocide and other grave crimes against the The government said members of Ceauscs cus ruthless security or would face a similar fate if they did not turn themselves in by this Securitate units terrorized Romanians over the killing hundreds in an attempt to crush the popular revolt thanks to the sup port of the toppled Ceausescu on If they surrender with their wea they will be tried and the death penalty will not be said a communique read on Bucharest radio Since Ceausescus body was shown on state television Securitale forces have been reported surrendering en though no fig ures have been International aid and messages of support City waiting for word on grant for airport New Braunfels Municipal Airport close to receiving a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a master plan for the Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo said the FAA has all but approved the application for the but is waiting on the federal govern ment to release the The grant is for and will be used to pay Archie Walker Engineer ing to develop the airports master the study will tell us if we need more longer run ways or things like a terminal If the FAA accepts the master we will use it as a guide to develop the Once we get the grant it should not take long for the plan to be The Archie Walker firm has already done some work on Tamayo said he expects the grant to be approved sometime in and the plan should take two months to As they proceed they will deter mine if there is an environmental impact study that will take some time and throw up the Tamayo The engineer will make that determination and tell the FAA and then we will allocate the See Page 2 NBU board to consider connection agreement The City of Sehertz will become connected with the New Braunfels sewer system as well as the services of the New Brawtfels Utilities if w the NBUs meeting The JSIU board is sghe duje4 to vote on apprQyaj pif a mernorr gndum of understanding with Sehertz that city may bj connected with In other trustees will vote to approve the contract for installation of dechlorination equipment for the North Kwehier Wastewater Treatment trustees will also vote to approve the Victoria Bank and Trust as the utilities authorized investment bsnjfii while algo establishing an account with the bank There will also be vote to approve PaineWebber as the investment dealer for the Chugging down the line While friends and neighbors back East are dealing with snow and visitors to New Braunfels have warm weather in which to enjoy out dopr The miniature train in Landa Park takes a few on a scenic Photo by Desmond Bostick continued to pour into Romania and a member of the 37member ruling National Salvation Committee assured Romanians who lack a democratic tradition that the pro visional government intends to build a We want Romania to become a member of the free civilized Dumitru vice chairman of the new told Romania is no longer a Communist See Page 2 Cities set new highs for murder By MITCHELL LANDSBERG Associated Press Writer Murder rates soared to new highs in some of the nations largest cities in but at least eight cities saw a surprising drop in Police were quick to blame crack for homicide records that were set in at least seven but they were less certain about why there was less kill ing One official suggested that vio lence may have ebbed in cities where drug dealers have already won their turf wars by killing off rivals and dividing up Final 1989 statistics in most cities wont be prepared for at least several but a preliminary survey by The Associated Press of police departments in more than 30 cities shows that the number of homicides rose in most of A large amount of the increase has to do with the violence associated with the drug said Hubert Wil executive director of the Police Police officiate across the nation echoed his More homicides were committed this year than ever before in Washing Mew Kan sas and New See Page 2 This afternoon will be sunny but the fog will move back in tonight and in the Todays high will be 70 degrees with an overnight low of 52 Fridays high will be 75 degrees before a cool front moves into the area dropping the highs to the 50s for the Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought are being accepted at the Farmers Home Administration office in Comal County is one of 18 in Texas recently named by Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeultcr as eligible for loans to cover part of actual production losses resulting from the FmHA County Supervisor Larry Goetzc said farmers may be eligi ble for loans of up to 80 percent of their actual losses or the oper ating loan needed to continue in business of which is For fanners unable to obtain credit from private commercial the interest rate is As a general a farmer must have suffered at least a 30 percent loss of production to be eligible for an FmHA emergency he Farmers participating in the P1K or Federal Crop insurance programs will have to figure in proceeds from those programs in determining their Applications for loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until July but farmers should apply as soon as Delays in applying could create backlogs in processing and possib ly over into the new farming sea he The FmHA office is at 210 Live Oak in Scguin and is open from 8 to 5 Monday through Call 3790932 for more At 7 Circle Arts Theatre will host auditions at the theatre for the opening show of its 22nd The comedydrama by Stephen Metcalf is a relatively new having been produced only twice before in the Its virtually unknown in Central and thats exciting to said direc tor Elizabeth Its scary but challenging to showcase a new piece of Of being in love with the material always and I The story line develops around three contemporary men Yens Larsen in his his See Page 2
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