San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - August 11, 1976, San Antonio, Texas 2 BIG L_ CONTESTS IN ONLY 1 NEWSPAPER! GAS SETTLEMENT SHOWDOWN CISNEROS: 'Crazy to BECKER: 'Fools If we See Page 24 BRENNER: 'Sell The Utility9 FINAL HOME 114 PAGES 15 CENTS TWO SAN ANTONIO GIRLS have made history in the City Parks and Recreation Department's talent show held each year at the Ameson 'River Theater. It was the first time sisters won top awards in one year. Linda Cevallos (L) was awarded and a plaque for winning the junior division. Her sister, Sandra, 11, not to be outdone, was honored similarly in the intermediate competition. They are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ray Cevallos, 526 Suttoh. Johnny Saucedo, son of Mrs. Cruz Saucedo, 1614 Santiago, won the senior division. (Staff Colorphoto-Edward Hartman.) Edited By Joe P. Faulkner Can you please tell me how many different weight classifications are recognized by the World Boxing ACTION: According to The 1976 Ring Boxing Encyclopedia and Record Book, clasped as the boxers' bible, there are 11 weight divisions: 1, heavyweight. This is for the huskies heaviest on heft. (Continued, Page 24, Col. 3.) San Antonio, Partly cloudy and continued hot through Thursday. The over- night low will be in the mid- 705, the high Thursday in the m i d -90s and Wednesday's high was' ex- pected near 95 degrees. South- easterly winds at 8 to 15 m.p.h. will decrease to 6 to 12 m.p.h. overnight. Today's Temperatures Midnight 1 a.m. 2 a.m. 3 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. 6 a.m. 7a.m. 8 a.m.......73 9 a.m.......76 10 a.m.......80 11 a.m........82 Noon.........85 SEN. JAMES BUCKLEY GOP Monkey See Page 3-A Last year: High 89, low 69. (Weather roundup, 15-A.) 96th Year-No. 205 INDEX ON PAGE 2-A. If you de not receive your newipo-per or wish to rammunicole obout your delivery servke, coll Circulation: 225-441 All 226-4271 The Daily San Antonio Light leads the News by and the Express by in total circulation. FIRST IN TEXAS COMMUNITY SERVICE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST GAS SUIT STRUGGLE Gonzalez Asks State Support 18 River Firms In Protest ByJANJARBOE River Walk restaurants closed their 'doors at a.m. Wednesday as a two-hour protest to City Council's selection of a downtown parking garage site. An attorney representing downtown landowners also announced Wednesday that council now has a third site available for the proposed million high-rise facility. Eighteen River Walk restaurants and shops closed their doors, posting signs which stated: "Closed until 2 p.m. Gone to fight for Site I." The controversy exploded into a flurry of activity Wednesday with forces joining the battle lines on both sides. Council voted Thursday to select Site I, a area bounded by Casino. Market, Presa and W. Commerce streets, then reversed itself Thursday evening and.opted for Site II, which has 55.000 square feet and is bounded by S. Broadway, Crockett and College streets and the San Antonio River. Craig Austin, an attorney representing six landowners on Site I, held a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to announce a possible Site III. Austin said that he has communicated with Edward Dennis, a Montgomery, Ala., developer who owns the option for a square block of land for a proposed Hyatt-Regency hotel. According to Austin, Dennis is willing to sell square feet of that block to the city for not more than per square foot for the proposed parking garage. The Site HI proposed by Austin would be bounded by Commerce, Navarro, Presa and Crockett streets and would be the northern half of that block. The proposed hotel would then be situated in front of the garage and extend across Crockett to the San Antonio River. The hotel would front on the rivver. All three proposed sites are within a city block of each other. Site I and III are on the western side of the river while Site II, approved by council, is on the eastern side and is now mostly 'surface park ing area. Frank Phelps, president of Paseo del Rio Association, estimated the protest closing would result in an estimated loss in revenue for the 18 restaurants and shops. "The River Walk business community needs the Site I location which serves Paseo del Rio City Park, the Convention Center complex. La Villita, HcmisFair Plaza, the Hertzberg Circus Collection and other visitor-oriented Phelps said. Phelps said Paseo del Rio Association officials notified the 800-delegate Texas (Continued, Page 24, Col. 1.) ICE CREAM eating is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, but it has its serious moments as well. And Martha Trader of Livonia, Mich., has little time for frivolity as she competes in a local ice cream eating con test. Despite her efforts, she didn't place. Skeleton Gives Clue To Gangland Killing ByDONHEATH The skeleton of a man murdered in a gangland style execution was found near a creek bed in Southwest Bexar County. No identification was found on the remains, which were discovered Tuesday evening by a young couple horseback riding on ranchland two miles west of Macdona. One bullet hole was in the rear center of the skull, and another was above the right ear. A slug, possibly a .38 caliber, was' partially protruding from the forehead. Several slayings involving underworld narcotics dealings have occurred in Southwest Bexar County within the past decade. Sheriff's Investigator Bill White said nothing pointed to a drug connection in this murder, but he would not rule out the possibility. "It definitely was an Wnitesaid. _ The victim was lying face down, head toward Polecat Hollow Creek, and 800 feet from the Macdona-LaCoste Road. A self-winding wristwatch wasjound on the victim. The watch's calendar was stopped on Monday, 24. The last such date this year was in May, White said. The bones were clothed in blue corduroy jeans, a beige striped shin, and blue and white tennis shoes. Thirty twenty and two found in the victim's rear pocket. White said the murdered man had (Continued, Page 24, Col. 6.) Hill Gets Plea to Intervene SMcUl tt The UWm WASHINGTON Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez Tuesday asked Texas Attorney General John L. Hill to intervene in negotiations between the Coastal States Gas Corp. and customers who have filed more than billion in lawsuits against thecompany. In a lengthy telegram sent to Hill late Tuesday, night, Gonzalez said that regardless of whether San Antonio and other Coastal customers decide to settle their claims against the company in or out of court, "it seems clear that the slate has the responsibility to protect the public interest and to use every resource at its command to do so." Gonzalez asked the attorney general to "intervene as friend of the court in any action to represent the citizens of San Antonio" and "all other citizens whose lives will be affected by the results of this case. The San Antonio congressman said the attorney general's office could supervise various provisions of the settlement, such as the provision calling for a gas search program, by making sure that Coastal is actually trying to live up to the terms of the agreement and find gas for the city. Gonzalez told the attorney genera! that sources have told him Lo-Vaca Gathering Co. reported huge losses in -the past caused by faulty pipelines but those losses dropped substantially under court-appointed independent management. "Only the state can determine if this is true and take appropriate Gonzalez said. "Only the state, using all the powers of its commission and executive agents, can assure that Coastal will be operated in an honest manner and in strict accord with any and all settlements or decrees." Gonzalez said Hill should enter the case "as a friend of the court or as investigator into (he operation of Coastal-Lo-Vaca and as prosecutor if need be." -Two Contests in One- A Real Summer Cash Treat Name Game letters, Page 9-D; TV Sweeps numbers, Page 2J-A For a real summer treat, you have two great contests plus a Summer Bonus number. THE NAME GAME contest has a top prize of plus 10 other prizes each week worth each. There's cash weekly in the TV Sweepstakes, plus a Summer Bonus number appearing in this edition of The Light. You may treat yourself by entering both contests at the same time. To enter THE NAME GAME contest, you simply write down your name on the published forms. You may use your full name, initials, maiden name or any combination, W but no nicknames. 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