New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Faya- Largeau falls to Chadian rebels
N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -Chadian Information Minister Soumaila Mahamat today admitted the fall of the northern outpost of Kaya-Ijirgeau but claimed government forces continued to resist insurgents in parts of the 100-square-mile palm grove surrounding it.
“Our forces control the road leading west from a point seven kilometers (4.5 miles) distant and the road leading east from a point 18
kilometers (ll miles) distant,” he told reporters.
At a news conference Wednesday, at a time when Western sources said all government resistance in Faya-Largeau had ceased, Soumaila claimed that the Libyan-backed onslaught had been “routed."
He declined to comment on government losses in the battle for the oasis and its 7,000 civilian inhabitants Western military sources said the
rebels captured the town after a fierce six-hour battle. Resistance by the 2,500 troops, roughly half the armed forces of President Hissene Habre, ceased at midday today, the sources said.
However, the sources said other government troops recaptured the strongpoint of Oum Chalouba. 200 miles southeast of Faya-Iargeau, from rebel forces loyal to former President Goukouni Oueddei
The sources said a full-scale libyan attack involving Soviet-built jet bombers, heavy artillery and tanks was launched on Faya-largeau, 500 miles north of N'Djamena, shortly after dawn About 2.000 libyan regular troops and 3,000 Chadian rebel forces were involved in the attack, outnumbering the government defenders by 2-1 The sources said American-supplied Redeye missiles, flown to
Faya-Iargeau last week to help beat back libyan air attacks, were withdrawn from the oasis and taken to safe government positions farther south because they proved ineffective in he difficult conditions of the Chadian desert The Redeye missiles were part of the 125 million emergency military aid package which President Reagan
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Local man shot;
By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor
A New Braunfels man remains in McKenna Memorial Hospital after he was shot in the chest Wednesday afternoon during an argument.
Ricardo Sanchez, 23. of 145 S Krueger St., was shot in the upper chest about 2 p.m., New Braunfels police said.
The shooting occurred during an argument over a battery charger, police said The argument began at business in New Braunfels, police said. Sanchez drove to his apartment on Krueger Street and the suspect followed hun. police said
A witness told police he heard scuffling inside the apartment The suspect burst out of the apartment, went to hts car and pulled out a rifle, police said. The suspect was driving a yellow Maverick, police said.
Sanchez followed the suspect out of the apartment, and wasd 20-30 feet from him when he was shot, police said
The witness to the shooting rushed Sanchez to tile
Bob Henry sues city
With misdemeanor charges pending against him in municipal court. Robert Henry has decided to take the A lly of New Braunfels into federal court.
Henry, owner of the Sc h litter ba hp, I .anda Resort and some industrial aud residential property south of Bavarian Milage Subdivision. filed suit Tuesday against the city for alleged violations of his civ ii rights San Antonio attorney ( eeil Bain filed the complaint with the I .S. District Clerk in San Antonio, and it has been placed on the docket of I S District Judge Ii h (,.n . i.i On the home front, residents of Bavarian Village Subdivision have charged Henry with five city ordinance violations iii their own neighborhood. A municipal court clerk said Judge David Perkins would probably hear that case next Tuesday.
hospital. The .suspect got into his car and was last seen driving down Krueger Street, police said.
Sanchez remains in guarded condition in the intensive care unit at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Police continue to search for the suspect.
In other police news. New Braunfels police have arrested seven persons in two unrelated incidents in town
An adult and four juveniles were arrested shortly before IO p rn. Wednesday at Seguin Avenue and Highway 81 in connection with a theft at Sac-N-Pac, 111 Union St
The clerk at the store told police the suspects took three 12-packs of beer and two packs of ice from the store about 9 44 p m The suspects left the store in a 1973 red Oldsmobile, police said.
The juveniles were returned to their parents The adult remains at the lockup facility at the police station. He has not been charged, police said.
Two Houston men were arrested by police early this morning after the attempted burglary of the Camp Warneke pavilion, 370 Lincoln St
Florida man bites snake
LAKE CITY. Fla API — When a rattlesnake bit Arite Waldron on the forearm, he decided to get even He bit the snake s head off, but not before the rattler nipped him six more times, including once on the tongue.
A canebreak rattlesnake bit the 42-year-old Waldron as he started to teach his son about handling snakes as they stood in Waldron s backy ard in the pint* woods of north Florida.
Enraged. Waldron said he set out to bite off the reptile s head, but the fatal chomp didn’t come before W aldroii had been bitten seven tunes
He was rushed from his home near I .ake City to a local hospital that night, July 16, and two hours later was transferred to Shantis Teaching Hospital in Gainesville He spent four days there before returning home
Hts head and neck “swelled up like a balloon" Waldron ret ailed in a recent interview with the I .ake City Reporter
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Four year okl Samuel Holm shows a knack tor construction as he works diligently on a sand castle at his grandparents house at 587 Willow Who knows* Maybe Frank Lloyd Wright got his start rn sand piles tooCandidates on council
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
District I candidates Norman Kraft and Jose Valdemar Espinoza kept their speeches short and sweet But the differences of opinion in District 2 became apparent when City Council hopefuls spoke to the local Business and Professional Womens Club Wednesday night Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Schaefer and his challenger, Betty l>ou Rushing, seem more or less agreed on what the city ’s problems are They tend to disagree on the solutions * There s a tremendous amount of lax money being spent just keeping up with the unruly tourists, ” said Rushing, lake Norman Kraft, who spoke before her. she drew a distinction between unruly tourists and the desirable sort families who have been coming here year after year and respect New Braunfels just as much as the residents do Schaefer contends the council has made some progress in crowd control over the past few >ears For purposes of discussion, he divided possible measures into three phases Phase one. he said. included closing off parts of luanda and Binman Island parks to motor traffic on the weekends He indicated the city is now entering phase two
We re going to ta* ltR»*ung at putting a parking lot at Prince Solms Park) in the immediate future." he said He also called attention lo a new lot going in of! Elizabeth Street, which w ill relieve congestion in I anda Park Phase three, Schaefer said, might include charging admission to the parks themselves Rushing had already referred to double taxation." where taxpaying residents of New Braunfels have to pay a (3 fee ti have a picnic in their own park
I know thai people say. Wily do New Braunfels people have to pay to use the park 5* haefer said We've asked this question before, and have come back with the same
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ruling every time lf we charge visitors, and don't charge local citizens we re leav ing ourselves wide open for a discrimination suit ”
Instead of just keeping up. Rushing advo< ates anticipating problems and planning ahead for them
Schaefer talked about the- impending Hinman Island Park Improvement Project, which will include' paved, well-defined river access points and landscaping lo control bank erosion
Rushing said th is sort of im
provement will be pointless unless Ila city. at the same tune, puts some money into protecting its investment She cited the example of Prince Solm Park, just downriver from BinmanRoster of streets, Page 3A
When the Tube Chute first >pene<l Prince Soiim was mobbed. Rushing said She served oh the committee that studied tile problem The majority voted to put a feme ar *un«l Prime Solms Park and charge ad-nusston. despite Hushing s argumenta that this would just push the crow Is up to Hinman Island
They said, No, ev ery body wn want to pay to come in and use the c hute." the candidate recalled City Council look the committee recommendation But Rushing bunk' the present condition of Hinman Island proves she was right all along With Hinman Island scheduled foi renovation. Rushing feels Uh- eitv should hire additional park rang make sure the erosion doesn't farther upstream Rushing is also in favor of lax relies via the optional 40 percent homestead exemption, which City Council chose not to grant this year "This is where I get kind cif con
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Fourth suspect jailed in area motel robberies
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
San Antonio Texas Rangers have arrested a fourth motel bandit suspect for a Kerrville robbery, while Corpus Christi authorities now have high hopes in solving the murder of a Garland man June 15.
"We ll be laying out our case for the district attorney today, and it’ll be his decision on the nature and number of charges," Corpus Christi Sgt. Curtis Roberts said Thursday. "But it s IOO percent correct that all three are suspects."
Roberts' suspec t list includes Craig Mathis, Albert Bonner Jr., and Kevin Hill, all of San Antonio. They were arrested by San Antonio authorities Monday and Tuesday on Comal County warrants, in connection with the May 22 motel robberies erf one Gourmet Inn room and two HUI Country Inn rooms
Gunmen kicked in the doors, told their victims to cover their heads with blankets and robbed them Two of the victims were a Department of Public Safety trooper and his wife The trooper's gun, stolen in the robbery, has been recovered
Authorities are still looking for Kanneth Woodson, named in a fourth Comal County warrant. "San Antonio
is his home, and he’s got some connections with Houston," Capt. Roberts said "But we still have located that one, and he’s the key
Originally, the motel bandit gang was thought to have around a dozen members But Roberts speculated,
* That number’s more like six now. We’ve got Mathis, Bonner and Hill. We're looking for Woodson I’d like to question a San Antonio woman, and then (Shawn) Freeman is in the Kerr County Jail.”
Freeman was arrested at his San Antonio residence shortly after 7 a rn. Wednesday, on a Kerr County warrant on charges from two similar holdups (rf Kerrv ille motels on July 8 His bond was set at 815.000, while bonds for Comal County Jail residents Mathis, Bonner and Hill were set at 150,000 each
Other motel holdups using the same tactics have been reported in San Antonio, Johnson City and Boerne, spanning over the last year.
Corpus Christi authorities were alerted about the arrests of Hill, Bonner and Mathis, in connection with the June 15 shooting death of Gabriel Gengler. The 67-year-otd man was shot in the doorway of his Travel loidge Motel room around 6 a ni., after a scuffle with a lone gunman at the ice machine.
ll will bt partly cloudy through Friday, with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers today and Friday. Winds will be from the southeast at MMS mph. Sunset will be st 1 11 p.m., and sunrise Friday will be at 1 .57 a mDecker Does It Again
She’s been debit R for a long tuna in America, but leading from start lo finish has bean the name of the game only recently in Europe.
Mary Decker (bd it for the third straight tune since June ll Wednesday mph! at the World Track and Field Championships, outkicking a West German and twa Soviets ta win the 3,005* meter final before a 10,000 throng at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium s*# hap# SA.Regular Season Ends
The New Braunfels Summer Basketball League will canc hide its regular season play tonight in Bm Academy Street gym. Four playoff bertha will be decidod. The winners will begin
play Monday. Bae Pape SA.
Five suspects face charges
Two Canyon lake businessmen, alerted bv a recent spate of marina burglaries, reportedly caught five suspects in the act between I and 2am Wednesday
Two men, two women and a 13->ear-old boy were arrested at the Cranes Mill Manna in StsrtzVille, and charged with burglary of a motor vehicle One of the men, Teddy lee Copeland of Canyon lake, was also charged with burglary of a habitation, on the basis of a warrant held by Comal County Sheriff’s Investigator Rudy Rubio “I had a warrant for his arrest, and he came to me," Rubio commented Thursday.
Copeland, 19, faces a 810.000 bond for the house burglary charge, and an additional 81.000 for the motor vehicle burglary charge At last report, he was still in the Comal County Jail. along with 20-year-old Albert Cortez Jr of Fredericksburg, another suspect in the marina burglary Released on 81.000 bond were Felicia Thieme and Andrea Lynn Smith, both 17, and both of Boerne The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents shortly after the arrest.
Rubio says he doesn t know whether this troupe
was responsible for burglaries reported Aug I and Aug 8 at the Cranes Mill Marina Thirteen boats were broken into on the first occasion, and 32 this past Monday
Even if the fingerprints don’t match up. it *i a good bet Jim Barth and Jim Posteli woulds t have been watching so closely if it hadn’t been for the past two crimes And Rubio indicated the third ow might have come off it it hadn’t been for those two men Posteli, who owns a business overlooking lh* marina, saw lights moving on the dock early Wed nesday and went down to investigate He caught three of the suspects inside one of the boats, said Rubio
Marina manager Jim Barth, whose home also overlooks the dock, came down about the same tune and caught the other two in another part of tile manna "Between the both of them, they held Uieni until (me of the deputies could get there," said Rubio Fred Stewart, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3. set bond at 81.000 for all four adults Pct I Justice Harold Krueger arraigned Copeland on the house burglary charge.
Two AIDS cases reported in Temple
TEMPIE (AP» — Of the 1.922 cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome reported in the United States over the past three years, 36 have occurred in Texas - most of them in Houston Dallas and San Antonio — an infectious disease specialist says.
Although two of the cases have involved Temple men, one of whom died, chances are slight that the average Central Texan will contract the my slenous virus, Dr Paxton H Howard Jr. (rf Temple said Wednesday.
Howard said studies have shown that "active" homosexual men make up the largest risk group These are men that have over 60 sexual partners a year Fifty percent of their sexual contacts come in the bathhouses rn New York. There is a high incidence of sexually transmitted disease common in the homosexual male bec ause of this." he said Howard, head of Scott and White Hospital’s division (rf infectious disease, called a news con
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