New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Canyon inflow........125 cfs (down 8)
Canyon outflow ........241 cfs (same)
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Vol. 94-No. 168
August 25, 1985 50 Cents
32 Pages —2 SectionsDivers pull man's body from river
By SARAH DUKE Staff writer
Ernest Lynwood Bachelor, of 149 Village Green, Universal City, drowned Saturday afternoon in the Guadalupe River while he was swimming with friends near the Preiss Heights Park.
Melvin Stewart and Mindy McGilvrey, also of Universal City, were swimming with Bachelor when he drowned.
Stewart said the three had stopped in Preiss Heights Park to rest and then decided to swim across the river.
Bachelor. 32. told his friends he
was not a very good swimmer above the water but could swim well under the water.
Game Warden Neal Etheredge said Bachelor swam about three-quarters across the river when he went under. Stewart and Bachelor were trying to get to a swing hanging above the water.
Stewart said when he reached the other side of the river, he heard people shouting about a man in trouble.
Etheredge said this drowning was unusual in that the victim did not call
See DROWNING. Page 16ANight Stalker linked to 14 killings
Flight 123: 30 minutes of terror end in death
EDITORS NOTE The crash of Boeing 747 on a Japanese flight on Aug 12 was history $ worst single plane tragedy This countdown to disaster tells of the struggle to save JAL flight 123 in tnt- fast minutes of life for 520 people
TOKYO (AP At 6 25 pm , Japan Air lanes Flight 123 was 12 minutes out of Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and had just reached its cruising altitude of 24.000 feet
The 12 stewardesses were handing out puzzles, dolls and snap-together plastic models of the Boeing 747 to the children, and beverage service was about to begin.
Below in the blue Pacific lay Oshtma. a small island where, ut 1952. the fledgling company that would become Japan .Air lines suffered its first crash, a leased
Martin 202 with 37 aboard, on the same Toky o-Osaka run
First Officer Yutaka Sasaki. 39. an experienced co-pilot on international routes who was nearing the end of training for promotion, was acting as pilot
Flying co-pilot was Capt. Masami Takahama, 49. a JAI. pilot instructor with more than 12.400 hours. He was a specialist in the tricky art of controlling a plane with only engine power.
On this day. Aug 12. the manifest listed 497 paid customers, 12 infants and a crew of 15 Despite the rush of the annual “o-bon” holiday, when millions of Japanese travel to attend family reunions and pay respects to ancestors, tliere were 31 empty seats.
It c 24 41. JUS) radioed ’ Reaching flight level 240 1 24.000 feet i." It was the last routine message
In the next 19 seconds, something happened At 6 25 OO. either Takahama or Sasaki pressed the button that sent a “7700 code." the equivalent of mayday,’* that registered on radar screens at Tokyo Air Control Center.
Trouble Urn ... immediate request, turn back to Haneda. I lest end and maintain 220 (22.000 feet i,“ JL123 radioed.
Transcripts released by Japan s Transport Ministry, which apparently are not complete, show the Air Control Center inunediately told Jl.123 to “maintain magnetic heading 90 degrees,” meaning directly east In the main cabin, the passengers had heard a “bang.” White nust formed by sudden loss of pressure filled Hie cabin as oxygen masks automatically dropped and a tape began giving instructions for their
It was the beginning of 32 minutes of terror, hope and a cockpit struggle to get the big plane under control - a .struggle that ultimately failed on the forested slope of 5.408-foot Mount Osutaka, 70 miles northwest of Haneda
The crash killed all but four of the 524 people aboard JL123. making it the worst single-plane accident in
According to the partial transcripts of radio and cockpit conversation. Takahama and Sasaki died apparently without knowing the nature of the “trouble” that doomed JL123
Investigators have established that See DEATH. Page 1«A
LOS ANGELES -AP) - A killer dubbed the “Night Stalker” who terrorizes suburban homes at night has been linked to 14 murders from I ais Angeles to San Francisco, but officials fear the search for the man may have been hampered by the release of too much information.
Dental records that may be those of the gap-toothed killer have been sent to more than 3.000 dentists and a reward has grown to $35,000. Police would not comment Saturday on reports that the killer scrawled messages on the walls of victims’ homes.
"We have definitely tied 14 murders to this individual and possibly as many as 33 individual cases in L A. County and the case in San Francisco.” Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block said at a hastily called news conference late Friday.
Previously, police had blamed the attacker for seven murders and 27
attacks, including rapes, beatings and kidnappings, most in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valley areas of Southern California. The first assault was reported Feb. 8 and the first slaying March 17.
Block criticized San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein for telling reporters that last weekend s murder of San Francisco resident Peter Pan, 66. and the attempted murder of his wife Barbara, 64. had been linked to the “Night Stalker” through ballistics tests.
Ms. Feinstein revealed the results of ballistics tests Friday as she announced that she was adding $10,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the capture of the attacker. The fund now stands at $35,010.
She declined to elaborate on the caliber of the murder gun or any
See STALKER, Page IGA
Long distance choice must be made
By SUSAN HAIRE Managing Editor Area residents have about a week to decide which long distance carrier w til handle their long distance calls If no decision is made in that time, residents will be assigned a carrier Andrew Watson, vice president of Texas National Communications in New Braunfels, warned residents that they should make the decision on which carrier to use “lf they don’t, Southwestern Bell will make that decision for them.”
He added that a list of local long distance carriers should have accompanied their last month’s telephone bill, along with the rn* formation of the need to choose a long distance carrier.
“I woud suggest,” he said, "that area residents call the companies on the list and inquire into their service and charges.
“Then they need to decide which service best fits their needs and send in the form provided bv Bell in the bill.”InsideToday's Weather
Another sunny and hot day is forecast for today and Saturday with temperatures expected to reach the upper-90s or IOO Temperatures should drop to the nod 70s overnight. Thursday’s high was 98; this morning’s low was 74. Sunset will be at 8:02 p.m. auld sunrise will be at 7 .04 am.School news
Everything you wanted to know about what’s happening in area schools. A new feature of the Herald Zeitung See Page 14A
"lf they don t.” he said. “Bell is required to randomly select a long distance carrier for them and it may not bt* the type of service you want.”
Watson also noted that area residents need to be careful of long distance calling within latas <areas of service designated by the
“Those lata s are listed on page 20 of the new telephone book What happens is that if you don’t use your identification code from your long distance carrier for calling within your lata (San Antonio is within the New Braunfels area lata I, you will
automatically routed through
Southwestern Bell. That means any discounts you obtain through your long distance carrier, will be
negated. You will pay the Bell long distance rate. Don’t call 1-plus if you want those discounts,” he said.
He pointed out, however, that 1-plus dialing could be used outside the lata without incurring the additional charges, but added that 90 percent of the phone calls an average person makes will be inside the lata.
According to Watson, all the changes in the phone system is part of the court-ordered divestiture.
Cathy Teufel exercises a 2-year-old Peruvian colt. Ken and Cathy Teufel own Doe Valley Farms, where they raise rare horses. There are
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Jesse Allen, left, and Freddie Hansman pull 32-year-old Universal City man's body from the river