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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                2 missing M troops recapture town DM AMR Saudi Arabia AP Saudi troops backed by Marines today took back the coastal saw ihe Persian Gulf Wars first sustained Mho Saudi military See Below Lithuanian president Baltic crisis improving AP The absence of Soviet troops on the streets of Vilhius overnight signaled an improvement in relations with Lithuanian President Vyiiuilas Landsbergis said Unicorns swim tetiift makes its debut in SA Just u few months New Bruunfcls High swimming tciun mudciis debut in Sun Aiuo nio in a tough meet fciiiufirig 36 schools and rnorc ihiut swimmers from drouwl the SeePageT New Braunfels BEST AVAILABLE COPY 56 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeituno AW Thursday 1991 25 Cents One 10 Pages Jury debating punishment in robbery case Blood drive Workers aboard the South Texas Regional Blood Banks Bloodmobile reported a steady stream of volunteer donors when the portable donation facility set up shop in the New Braunfels Civic Center parking mild conditions today should find the high temperature near followed by a cold night with a low near 29 Saturday and Sunday should be warming to near 70 days and falling to about 40 each Theres no appreci able chance for rain and winds arc from the Inside DEAR TV Stdrhrn New High School Sophomore Class will be washing and having a bake sale and rummage sale this weekend to raise money for Queen of The car will be from 10 to 6 Saturday and 2 to 6 Sunday at Waynes Landa Garden 666 Landa The bake sale and rummage sale arc from 8 to 4 Saturday at 604 Walnut Attention New Braunfels High School Junior Class parents It is Queen of Hearts time and your help is The Junior Class needs donations for the rummage sale which is on Items may be brought to New Braunfcls High School rooms Dl or B23 during the school day or to 50 Mission Drive after Parent volunteers also are desperately needed to help with the Junior Class LockIn on Fri Shifts are from 9 10 2 and from 2 to 7 Parent help also is needed to work at the rummage sale Saturday and on Thursday and Friday afternoons to sort and price Interested parents should contact Karen Raybum at 6258457 or Canyon Lake United Methodist See Page 2 Aquifer plan adds sets survey Gomal County recently was included in a regional aquifer pro tection program aimed at protect ing the Edwards Aquifer from The program will be organized the Texas Water Commission in conjunction with the Environmen tal Protection Local gov ernments and service organiza tions have the opportunity to take an active role in protecting their public water supply through well head protection Using volunteers throughout Cornal the Texas Water Commission will coordinate a survey of the locations of all potential sources of ground water The information obtained from die survey data will be used to aid local officials in quickly locating and cleaning up any source of thereby lessening the chance of any adverse health See Page 2 lot on Rosetta and Robert McCor mick do their Photo by Erik Karlsson Burglaries Convenience store investigation continues Police continue searching for sus pects linked to the burglary this week of a local convenience where approximately worth of assorted merchandise was The burglary occurred at the Pit Stop Food located ai Walnut Avenue and Interstate early Tues day The captured on an inhouse video arc described as one black male between the ages of 14 and 16 and the other suspect described as either Caucasian or Hispanic in his late teens or early Also captured in the video was the vehicle the suspects were traveling said New Braunfels Police Detective John The vehicle appears to be an early 1980V model of a 4door The suspects entered the store through a glass he Villarrcal said there could be a pos sible witness to the crime since video camera shows a vehicle driving by the store while the burlgary was in Persons with information about this burglary arc encouraged to caii Crime Stoppers ai Persons will noi have to give their Crime Stoppers will pay cash for tips leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of the persons involved in this burg 17yearold suspect released on bond A 17yearold New Braunfels man was released today from Comal County Jail on a bond after being arrested Tuesday for burglary of a Richard Ramirez of 1529 Col ogne Drive was stopped by New Braunfels Police Department Detec tive Paul Peterson at He was being watched for suspi cious said Comal County Sheriffs Detective Rick When Detective Peterson approach ed him for it was observed that the defendant possessed firearms that were stolen out of a resi dence on Three weapons stolen from the county residence were but See Page 2 By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A Comal County jury found Richard Jerome Taliafcrro guilty of aggravated robbery and began the punishment phase of the trial today in district Retired District Judge Ted But ler of County is presiding over the trial at the Comal County Taliafcrro took the stand today dur ing the punishment phase in his own defense after the 4woman jury found him guilty of the 1990 rob bery at the Pit Stop Food located in New Braunfcls at Ruckle Road and Interstate The defendant was arrested in San Antonio and charged with robbing and twice shooting the store who During the trial this week a number of people took the stand testifying that Taliafcrro did commit the Police Detective Basil Boatright testified Thursday mat when he saw Taliafcrro step off a bus in San Antonio last year he had no doubt he was the man who robbed and shot a local convenience store had no doubt he was the he Boatright said when die defendant was arrested at the bus stop he was wearing the same clothes as diosc seen in the store He also had bullets in his pocket at the time he was The clerk was shot with a San Antonian Janice who allowed Taliafcrro to live with her for a testified she was widi me defendant when he robbed the He ran inside the Pit Stop and he came back and he was running with the cash she He did shoot diat man in the Ronald Johnson of San Antonio testified Wednesday he had on two See Page 2 Two more saw blades discovered By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor As the investigation continues into the alleged attempted escape of a prisoner at the Comal County jail last two more saw blades have been says Sheriff Jack We have done some more investigating and talked to some people back there in the jail and we have come up with two more Brcmcr said There were saw blades secreted under that bar or rail on the cell door that runs very close to the floor with invcsiigation Ijcgan after prisoner R iehard Jcrornc Taliafcr fofwho this week on an aggravated robbery was found sawing through an air condi tioner vent in the cell block in which he was housed last Brcmcr said the investigation is continuing on how the saw blades were snuck into the A syringe also was found in a Were trying to figure out how they got The best information that we can come up with right now is they probably came in in a hollowcdout tennis Bre mcr They could have been in this jail for six months or two who knows We cant pin down who brought them Taliafcrro was housed in a 7man cell In that block is a day room and seven individual See 2 Speed limit on Morningside to be topic of public hearing A public hearing will be conducted at 10 in the Commissioners Court Courtroom at the Comal County Courthouse to con sider selling die speed limit on a por tion of Morningside Commissioners conduct the hearing to consider setting the limit along Morningside Drive which is in the unincorporated area of Comal particularly the portion of the drive from its intersection with Solms Road to the New Braunfcls city The proposed speed limit is 40 miles per All interested persons are invited to attend or to contact Commissioners Court ui 6205501 before die hearing Two missing as troops recapture town Saudi Arabia AP Saudi troops backed by Marines today took back the coastal town that saw the Persian Gulf Wars first sus tained ground the Saudi mili tary But frontline commanders said they suspected the Iraqis were planning an even larger The military command said two soldiers a man and a woman apparently were The two were not directly involved in Texan among soldiers killed in ground battle Texas AP A Texan is among the first troops killed in a ground battle in Saudi the sol diers father Lance Daniel was killed Wednes day in the first sustained ground battle of Operation Desert said his Bruce Nolan Walker was from just south of offi cials Marine Staff Jesse Lovell said Marine officials and the fighting at the northern Saudi port 3 chaplain notified Walkers mother in Dallas early today of Pat Stevens IV of the soldiers The woman contacted Bruce Walker told in Beaumont about their sons In a Pentagon source The Lovclls are I was told that military officials came by here this but I missed them because I was out Bruce Walker Daniel was proud to be a he He and I both feel like Saddam Hussein is a I think my son died bravely and Lovell said Walker was a crewman in a light armored vehicle and was stationed at Camp Officials reported that 11 Marines were reported killed in Wednesdays said a plane had been shot Stevens said officials were checking an unconfirmed report that the plane was a C430 By midmorning in the remnants of an Iraqi armored column were cornered and under siege by By Saudi for ces had completed the recapture of the allied officials According to initial 160 Iraqi soldiers were captured in the Stevens Saudi officials said a large portion of their tanks and equipment were Iraqs official news agency today quoted the newspaper of Iraqs ruling Baath party as saying the ground fighting was the prelude to a far big ger The called it the beginning of a thunder ous storm blowing on the Arab Marines on the outskirts of Khafji said they had been told five or six Iraqi divisions at least troops were massing near die Saudi town of about 25 miles to the and believed preparing for an The fourpronged Iraqi attack that began Tuesday evening and appeared to end today involved only about ground troops and 50 tanks and was considered a probe to test allied The fighting resulted in the first American ground The military command said today in Riy adh that 11 Marines were It earlier had said 12 were Staff officers at die 1st Marine Divisions headquarters said the Mar ines were killed late Tuesday along Kuwaits southwestern border in the desert about 15 miles west of Stevens said three light apnored vehi cles were but did whether the Marines killed the Mf ANThawra boasted that not the would set the timing of the ground By grabbing Iraq became the one who initiated the opening of new pages of the battle according to the date and place it it Allied commanders have said jjiey would resist I   

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