Tuesday, January 29, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas keeping watch on Iraqi planes WASHINGTON AP The While Hoiise said today that he military is prepared to attack any truqi planes that try to rejoin the Persian Gulf war from The Pentagon uppcd to 100 its estimate of the number of Iraqi planes that had fled to See Page 4 Deputies capture man after he shot them DALLAS AP Two sheriff1 deputies were shot laic Monday as they tried to serve a mental ill ness Despite their irijuf two Dallas Coun ty deputies were dblc to apprehend the said sheriffs spokesman Jim Seepages Unicorns girls ttying to stay to playoff chase New basketball leant to keep in playoff alive tonight u it hotti Hirlan A road win at ttarlandale was the Unicomi firw district but they have since bested East Central and New Braunfels K8TAVAIUBLI 54 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 eltuno 7880 5126259144Ar Tuesday 1991 25 Cents One 10 Pages City limiting request to 29 percent ByDANAOVERSTREET City Editor A 29percent water rate increase touted as a good compromise was approved Monday night by New Braunfels City Council voted unanimously to approve the water rate hike with a 15percent increase in 90 days and an increase of the remaining 14 percent six months after These are some tough economic times but we also agreed to fund the water treatment said Council member James who has been in opposition to New Braunfels Utilities 48percent rate increase request from the In recommending the 29pcrccnt increase Goodbrcad said although he believes the increase is still a steep the people of the city could handle Thirty percent of ihc original water See Page 2 Visit reminds council ofAACOG role in area A threepage letter and a personal visit from the executive director helped open the eyes of New Braun fels City Council members about the services provided the area by Alamo Area Council of Councilmembers on 14 agreed to discontinue the annual payment to AACOG because we do not get deal of said City Manager Paul Grohman at the The advantages of your inclusion within a collaborative network of more than 90 local governments working together through coordinated purchasing and other program activities across 12 counties extend far beyond the technical assis tance available for grant application preparation or during the clearing house review and comment stated Al executive director Through the Alamo Area Agency on meals are home delivered or served atnulrition sites to Braunfels senior citizens each he That costs AACOG about Also every your citizens avail themselves of an average of oneway trips totaling in transportation assistance each he See Page 2 Mans effort to escape jail being probed Rusty Walters rinses hogs freshly shampooed for an appearance at a weekend livestock staged by the Smithson Valley High Schools Future Farmers of America at the Comal County Fair Photo by Erik Karlsson By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor An investigation continues today concerning the attempted escape of a county jail who was caught by authorities sawing through a vent in his Richard Jerome of San Antonio was charged Monday with attempted escape and bond set at He was in the Comal County Jail on a charge of aggravated Alan Trollinger of the Comal County Sheriffs Office said Sheriff Jack Brcmer is continuing the investi gation into other who may be involved in the attempted Our security procedures and the reinforcement of a number of weak nesses would have prevented him from escaping even if he had gotten out the Trollinger Things are not like they are in the Its just not going to Since Taliaferro arrived at the jail he was considered a security risk under the classification Bremer instituted when he took Taliaferro was observed more closely and more Trollinger He was housed in a 7man cell block in a cell by Late Saturday Jail Officer Jim Shipley observed Taliaferro See Page 2 Robbery trial still under way By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The aggravated robbery trial of Richard Jerome who was charged with holding up and shooting a local convenience store con tinues today in district Retired District Judge Ted But ler of Bcxar County is presiding over the New Braunfels Police Department Detective Basel who inves tigated the took the stand An 4woman jury was seated to hear the case Boatright told the court Taliaferro was arrested 1990 in San He was then taken to the Department of Public Safely office in San Antonio where a warrant was issued on the aggravated robbery He was then transported to 4he Texas Rangers assisted in the investigation and Taliaferro was charged with rob bing the clerk at the Pit Stop Food Mart at Ruckle Road and Interstate 35 21 and then shooting the clerk The clerk was treated and later released from McKenna Memorial See Page 2 A change in the weather is due late this The which started off should first find temperatures warming to about 70 under partly cloudy Conditions were expected to change rapidly between and with temperatures plung ing to near 50 with the arrival of a cold The overnight low of 36 likely will be followed by cold conditions with a high of 45 and a low of 29 expected and cold rain a strong Clearing is likely by the end of the Inside DEAR TV Iraq says POW killed in allied air raid Saudi Arabia AP Iraq claimed today that an allied POW was killed by a coalition air apparently while being held as a human The United States vowed to shoot down any Iraqi planes that try to rejoin the war after taking refuge in The official Iraqi News Agency did not give the nationality or name of the captured airman it said had It said the airman was killed during an allied attack on There was no independent confir mation of the Army Pat Stevens at a briefing in Riyadh told reporters he was unaware of the report and could not Last week Iraq said it would send allied POWs to strategic and on Monday it said some captive allied airmen were injured by bombing Todays monitored in said the allied POW was killed in one of 65 air raids on Iraq Monday night and this One of the raids hit one of the departments of the Ministry of Indus killing one of the captured foreign who had been evacuated to that said a military state ment carried by the Iraqi News On in his first interview of the Persian Gulf Iraqi Presi dent Saddam hinted to Cable News Network that Iraqi air force planes leaving for Iran might return to action during the And he showed no sign of backing down in the face of nearly two weeks of allied White House spokesman Martin Fitzwater dismissed Saddams com Judging from initial Fitzwater it appears to be the standard propaganda speech in which he again threatens to kill Americans and undertake all sorts of despicable acts of Allied officials have said as many as 100 Iraqi both combat and transport have taken refuge in which has declared its neutrality in the gulf Iraq has about 700 planes in its air The Tehran government has prom ised to impound the planes until the wars But asked about the told CNN that Iraq and Iran are neighboring Muslim coun and regardless of the circum stances of the they both see the current confrontation here as a battle between faith and the Iran and Iraq fought an eightyear war that ended in Asked if the planes would be used in the current Saddam said Each case in its own Fitzwater said the military knows where the Iraqi planes They watched them go he Theyll attack them when they come His remarks were echoed by Ste Pressed by reporters about the departure of Iraqi planes to he said any aircraft would be shot down over Stevens also said today that a giant oil slick appears to be breaking up in the Persian He said the flow of oil into the slick has The flood of which officials saidwas deliberately unleashed by Iraqi occupiers in was stemmed by an Ameri See Page 2 The Coma division of the American Heart Association is launching its first fundraising effort of the year tonight at Citi zens Teleparty volunteers will be calling residents of the area asking for pledges to support the work of the Heart Food and beverages will be served to volunteers throughout the even Heart attacks along the numberone cause of death in this country claim more than people each year in Colonial Manor Care 821 will host the South Texas Regional Blood Bank Bloodmobile from noon to Stop by for a The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the park ing lot of the Civic Center See CISD undecided on superintendent post Loading zone Preparing a rail car for loading at ADM Milling located on East San Antonio Street In New Is Brian Photo by Erik Karlsson STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor Trustees of the Comal Independent School District board emerged from closed doors Monday after discussing the search for a superintendent for the but announced no public plans or We are still discussing it and we hive no further comment at this said Board President Lee Ikels after the executive Were still looking into the Ikels said the board of trustees dis cussed during the closed session the qualificiations of district employees who would be eligible to fill the posi tion left vacant by the death of Super intendent Bill Brown died in December of We know whos qualified in our district for the Dcels We went through the records and found a list of who is Arlcn assistant superinten dent for was named acting superintendent for the district 10 See Page 2 TAAS scores better than state averge Students in the Comal Indepen dent School District scored higher than the state averages in all categories of the TAAS test given to ninth and eleventh graders at the beginning of the school Our teachers really need to pat themselves on the said Car ol assistant superintendent for Hall released the lest scores Monday during a regular meeting of the board of trustees that met at Smithson Valley High The Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test was first administered in TAAS replaces the Texas Edu Ptoe 2

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