New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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The pullout begins
Two-week evacuation of PLO underway in Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) With their comrades firing thunderous machine-gun volleys of victory and Israel proclaiming the PLO’s “crushing defeat,” the first Palestinian guerrillas evacuated Lebanon by ship Saturday, beginning a two-week withdrawal that will scatter them throughout the Arab world.
The pullout went smoothly, but an Israeli civilian driver was grabbed by Palestinian guerrillas when he strayed into west Beirut while chauffeuring two Western journalists, the Israeli command said. It said the journalists were freed immediately and the driver was released unharmed several hours later.
A command communique said the driver, Eli Shachal, was turned over to Israeli soldiers in Beirut at about 10:30 p.m. <4:30 p.m. EDT). It said the combined efforts of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, the International Red Cross and the
lebanese and Israeli governments led to his release.
An army spokesman identified the two journalists as Andrew McKay of Canada and Helen Allinde of France. Their press affiliations were not given.
About 400 uniformed guerrillas carrying their AK-47 assault rifles left Beirut aboard the Cypriot car-ferry Sol Georgious at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. EDT), some nine hours after French paratroopers came ashore as the vanguard of a peacekeeping force that w'ill later include U.S. Marines and Italian infantry.
Some of the guerrillas, wearing garlands of white flowers around their necks and in their hair, settled into striped lounge chairs on the canvas-topped upper deck of the white, twin-stacked ferry. Others waved wistfully as Beirut, their home for 12 years, got smaller and smaller.
The evacuees, trailed by a French gunboat for security, were due in Cyprus shortly. Jordanian and Iraqi jetliners will quickly fly them to Amman, Jordan, and Baghdad, Iraq, while another 1,000 guerrillas bound for Tunisia prepare for sea evacuation from west Beirut in the next 24 hours.
lebanese Prime Minister Shafik Wazzan said 397 fighters from the Badr Brigade of the Palestine Liberation Army, originally based in Jordan, and the Iraqi-backed Arab Liberation Front departed in the first wave. The guerrillas arrived in the port in a 13-truck convoy, flashing “V” for victory sign and brandishing portraits of PLO chief Yasser Arafat on the muzzles of their guns.
They waved red, white, green and black Palestinian flags and chanted “Revolution, Revolution Until Victory” and “I I>ove Palestine”
See BEIRUT, Page 14A
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U.S. Attorney Ed Prado handles bizarre cases in Western District
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
“Many people don't know what a U.S. attorney does,” Ed Prado told the Downtown Rotary Club on Thursday.
If his account was accurate, it must be a truly fascinating job.
Prado was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas in March 1981. His territory ranges east of San Antonio and west as far as El Paso. His office, employing more than 30 attorneys, represents the federal government in “any hassles that come up.” said Prado: civil, criminal and military.
It’s an awesome responsibility. But the young San Antonio native isn t too deadly serious about anything. Not himself, or his job. or his Mexican-American background.
“Some people said I was part of the administration's new push to get minorities off the welfare rolls and find jobs for them,” he grinned, eliciting a chuckle from the Rotarians assembled at the Faust Restaurant.
Some of his cases are no joke. That of Jimmy Chagra, indicted in the 1979 .shooting of U.S.
District Judge John Wood, is one of the most celebrated, but Prado declined to talk much about it. The case, he said, occupies two lawyers full time. The trial will be in San Antonio, and will probably take two or three months.
The U.S. office also got involved San Antonio’s Texas Theater dispute, because a federally insured bank was to be built on the theater site. Prado sees another hot case brewing now.
“Recently a police officer was shot in San Antonio by a Cuban immigrant,” he said. “There’s some talk that they’re going to sue the federal government for letting the Cuban in the country."
Since Prado's district takes in part of the Texas-Mexico border, drugs and illegal immigration make the two biggest segments of his criminal practice. In both areas, his office tries to concentrate on the really big offenders, leaving small ones for the state and local courts.
“If we prosecuted every illegal alien caught, we’d be flooded with cases," said Prado. He seemed more concerned about alien smugglers, American citizens who may load as man) as 40 illegals into the back of a pickup and tiansport them to different parts of the state. In some cases, those aliens go without food and fresh air for days at a time.
“In one such load, three people in back died.
They (smugglers) take advantage of these people; they take all their money and promise to take them to Dallas or someplace," Prado said.
See PRADO, Page 14A
Uvalde opposes Edwards proposal
Uvalde County citizens don’t like the idea of legislation limiting pumpage from wells over the Edwards Aquifer.
Citizens in attendance at a regional forum in Uvalde last Wednesday expressed opposition to this idea, and also any plan which would require people outside San Antonio to help pay for surface water for the city.
Seventy-five people, most of them from Uvalde, attended this third in a series of five public forums sponsored by the Edwards Underground Water District. The next hearing will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. I in the Hondo High School audiovisual room.
The series began with a hearing in New Braunfels last month.
Oliver Haas of New’ Braunfels, vice president of the EUWD board, presented his personal plan at Uvalde, as he had done at the New Braunfels hearing held at the Civic Center.
“I would use surface water in conjunction with Edwards water to be able
to insure a safe yield level of operation of the Edwards underground reservoir. This would insure spring flow and maintain the ecology of the entire system and nature intended," he said.
“I would propose to pay for the .surface water supplement to be used in conjunction with the Edwards water by adding a water adjustment cost to each and every user of Edwards water, or a mixture of both surface and ground water,” Haas added.
John W. White of Uvalde, executive director of the Nueces River Authority, agreed there was an urgent need Resurface water development in San Antonio, but opposed changing Texas water laws to limit pumpage.
White said agribusiness should be accorded a higher priority in the use of surface water.
“There is no valid reason,” he said, “why the irrigation of lawns, washing of
cars and use of water for swimming pools should be given the highest priority ahead of irrigation of lands for the purpose of growing life-sustaining food and fibers.”
He said that those first three functions account for approximately half the domestic and municipal water use, and that the San Antonio metroplex should pay its own way in obtaining the water it requires.
Mayor John Barred of Uvalde also put priority on agriculture and spoke against legislation limiting pumpage.
Robert Van Dyke, general manager of the San Antonio City Water Board, was the only city representative at the Uvalde forum. He assured the group his board would also oppose ground water regulation, and pointed out that it had never sought outside funds to pay for surface water for San Antonio.
Van Dyke has been to all three EUWD forums to date.Economy /
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The economy promised — and delivered something for just about everyone last week, but it also left a lot of questions unanswered and a lot of arguments unsettled.
In the space of five business days,
—Lower interest rates and higher stock prices.
—Tax increases and reforms to bring about $100 billion in extra revenues and budget cuts to trim the red ink.
A victory for President Reagan and bipartisan, if somewhat reluctant, support from Congress.
But the shot in the arm that sent spirits soaring on Wall Street and in Washington wasn’t enough to cure the basic problems of the U.S. economy.
“The patient is still quite sick," said Jack W. Lavery, chief economist at Merrill Lynch Economics Inc. “The temperature has gone down, but the patient may have something of aEncouraging signs conflict with underlying problems
There has been no sudden drop iii unemployment, now at a record 9.8 percent, and none is immediately likely. Estimates of the gap between federal income and federal spending continue to grow . And any drop in consumer interest rates the kind that determine whether people can afford to borrow money to buy houses and automobiles
is still months away.
The president says he is holding firm to the basic tenets of Reaganomics — reduced government spending, lower taxes to encourage people to work and invest and less bureaucratic red tape. His critics say he has abandoned the principles of supply-sule economics.
livery said Reaganomics remains alive and well, but said there is still “one piece of the theory, that has not been in evidence." The administration and Congress, he said, have failed to come to grips with controlling the growth of spending in the areas of defense and entitlement programs like Social Security.
Distraught man kills daughter, then himself
By SCOTT HARING Wire editor
Tragedy struck a New Braunfels family for the second time in less than a week Saturday night when authorities found the bodies of Ronald Charles Caldwell, 52, and his 19-year-old daughter, Tammy Jo Caldwell, in their home. Justice of the Peace, Pct. I, Harold Krueger ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.
The elder Caldwell was said to be despondent over the death of his son, 21-year-old William FL Caldwell in a traffic accident earlier this week.
His son’s funeral was Saturday afternoon.
A visiting member of the family told police he was asleep upstairs in the house at Rt. I, Box 70L when he heard gunshots, went downstairs and found the bodies.
The Comal County Sheriff’s Department received the call at 7:29
p.m. Lt. Gilbert Villareal investigated, assisted by Texas Ranger Ray Martinez. Krueger was called in and pronounced the two dead on the scene at 8:07 p.m. He then made the official ruling that Ronald Caldwell shot and killed his daughter and then turned the gun on himself.
An autopsy will not be performed, Krueger said. The bodies were taken to Zoeller Funeral Home.
William Caldwell was killed Tuesday night in a two-car accident approximately 1.5 miles west of Sattler on F’M 2673. Caldwell was a passenger in a car driven by George Woodruff, 21, of McQueeney. Woodruff, his wife and the two passengers in the other car were injured in that wreck.
William Caldwell was out celebrating the birth of his son, who was born Monday at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
City Council facing
busy Monday agenda
A group of citizens wants River Acres Park closed after dark. A builder wants to park his supply trailer on a street right-of-way. And Southwestern Bell wants another rate hike.
These matters, and several more, will be considered by the City Council Monday night at 7:30. The meeting will be held in the council chamber at City Hall.
Texas Municipal League is fighting the telephone rate hike. Council will decide whether to participate in the battle and pay New Braunfels’ pro rata share of the cost.
Under “old business,” the council
will consider the Greater New Braunfels Cultural Activities Committee’s recommendation to appoint an arts and cultural commission for the city.
A public hearing on rezoning of a Bridge Street lot is scheduled early in the evening. The change is from “R-2” (single- and two-family residential) to “C-l" (local business district).
An ordinance rezoning three acres on Eweling Lane to M-l (light industry) is up for its third and final reading Monday night. Council also plans an emergency reading of an ordinance to adopt the 1982 Standard Housing Code.
lf the shoe fits...
Two year old Krenda Kreitels works on tying she can only get themon the right foot....
her shoes at a local day care center. Now if she may be able to put them to good use.