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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    MOS3    10/22/86    241 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT: PETE SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245 Texas students State test well See below Comal River .............unavailable Water Cany°ninflow........ 685cfs(up 135) Canyon outflow........ 542 cfs (same) Watch Edwards Aquifer..........unavailable Canyon Lake level.......910.14 (same) Great Britain pulls World out of UNESCO See Page 3A Local teams in basketball tournaments, page10A New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94-No. 237 Friday December 6,1985 25 Cents 20 Pages —2 Sections Amanda Stoecker, left, Martha Stoecker and Kristen Klein    made his annual visit to    the museum Thursday See photos, look at a china tea set and other toys in a glass case at the    page 2 A. Sophienburg Memorial Museum this week. St. Nicholas Two men killed in wreck Two men were killed and one was Injured In two wrecks Thursday In the area The men were killed In a head-on collision on US 281 a few miles south of the Comal County line when one man was driving south In the northbound lane at 12:45 a rn. Thursday. David Nutt, 27. of Spring Branch, and Manford Cole, 36, of 7503 Oriental Trail In San Antonio, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Bexar County sheriff's officials said the accident happened Just south of Lansom Road in Bulverde Of ficials said Nutt was driving his 1979 Ford Fiesta north In northbound lane when he collided with Cole’s south-bond 1979 Dodge van. A New Braunfels received slight Injuries when his Chevrolet Blazer turned over as he attempted to make a turn onto Texas 46 from the Interstate 35 access road at 6:18 p m Thursday. .lames E. Williams, 20, of 122 Camp Porter Road, was treated at the scene for minor Injuries. His automobile hit a concrete median and rolled over Warrant issued in stabbing at Bulverde to the Cheer Fund The Herald /eitung encourages the community to bring their taxdeductible donations or non perishable food items by its offices at 186 S Casten Those who cannot come to the office, call 625-9144Today's Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny and cool today, with increas ing cloudiness tonight and Saturday Winds will be light today, and southeasterly near IO miles per hour tonight and Saturday Highs today and Saturday are expected to reach the mid 60s, with an overnight low near 40 This morning s low was 33, and yesterday’s high was 64 Sunset will be at 5 32 pm., and sunrise Saturday will he at 7:13 a rn Bf Bl MIC BALBACH Staff writer An arrest warrant has been issued for a San Antonio man. In connection with a Wednesday stabbing that put a 59 year-old Bulverde ranch worker in the hospital. Comal County Sheriff’s Investigator Kermit Kroesche said the warrant issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart charged the suspect with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon The suspect is believed to he a Mexican national, who worked at the Andalusians de la Parra ranch at 285 E. Specht Rd at the time of the stabbing Ignacio Hernandez, 59, who was listed in fair condition today at Bexar County Medical Center, is recovering from multiple stab wounds. Kroesche said Hernandez was ap parently working at the ranch when he was confronted and stabbed repeatedly by the suspect, who then ran away. Alex Castillo, the ranch supervisor, took Hernandez to Luke’s Gateway on US 281 about 10:45 a rn Wednes day, and asked the store cashier to call for an ambulance. A unit from the Bulverde Emergency Medical Service responded and transported Hernandez to Medical Center. The Andalusians de la Parra Ranch is owned by Rafael and Marit-za Parra of San Antonio "We did recover what is believed to be the weapon at the ranch, but the puzzling thing about all this is the motive," Kroesche said "These two were supposed to be friends Hopefully, I'll have more to go on after I talk to the victim.” Kroesche went to Medical Center Thursday, hut said he was unable to communicate very well with Hernandez. who was still under heavy sedation Man recovering from turkey truck wreck By BIBBIC BslOACN Staff writ ar A Converse man listed in stable condition today apparently fell asleep behind the wheel, then slamm ed his tractor trailer rig into a park ed truck full of frozen turkeys on In terstate 35 early Thursday morning Ricky J Baria, 23. of Converse, suffered a broken leg arid severe lacerations in the rear end collision As of presstime today, he was listed in serious hut stable condition in the intensive care unit at Northeast Bap list Hospital in San Antonio Department of Public Safety Trooper Scott Haag said Randy Whitehead. 31, of Westville, Okla , was asleep in his truck’s sleeper when the collision occurred about 5 30 a rn near the Schwab Road exit He was treated for his injuries and later released at McKenna Memorial Hospital About 800 frozen Butterball turkeys flew from the hack of W hitehead's rig on impact, closing several miles of Interstate 35 for about two hour*-Traffic was diverted to the access road while workers picked up the turkeys and cleaned up diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid that had also leaked onto the roadw ay Haag said the turkey truck was "legally parked with its four wav flashers on before it was hit •I'm speculating because I haven t had a chance to talk to the driver But I'm fairly certain he fell asleep at the wheel ’ Haag added There was no evidence he ever ap plied his brakes before hitting the parked truck " The trooper also indicated passing motorists were stopping to inquire about the turkeys They 'the motorists! were ask mg hut they didn t get to take any." Haag said The turkeys belonged to Swift & C ompany an t they wanted them all back ’Waste board hears about incinerator By LILLIAM TN0MAS Staff writar An incinerator operation to replace the eity-county landfill and generate electricity could Ik* completed in 15 months after the contract is signed Jack Heber, an executive with Energy Advancement Inc , gave this information to members of the Com al County Solid Waste Disposal Board while answering many of the uncertainties that arose in the contract negotiations "The problem would not be the construction on your site," Heber said "The problem is the turbines and other heavy equipment The companies that make these have to have our order first, our specifications. These are not what you would call shelf Items " Reber reassured the board that he could put a schedule in the contract that would let them know what parts should he completed on what timetable, and the board could notified of its progress “It would be six months before we would need to do anything on the site here," Reber said. "The order of equipment would take between 9-12 months, and the facility could be built In six months once all my equip ment has arrived." One of the concerns of the boardSM INCINERATOR, Page 12AInside CLASSIFIED 1 8B COMICS _SA CROSSWORD 7A DEAR ABBY 9A HOROSCOPE 9A OPINIONS _4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 56A SPORTS iaiiA STOCKS 12A WEATHER 2A Cheer Fund * The Cheer Fund Jumped another $215 Thursday, bringing the new total to $1,134 56 The donations were made by Mr. and Mrs Frank Nowot-ny, $10, Mission Valley Homemakers Club, $50; Homer Sloan, $15; O L and Nezelle Austin, $25; Mrs Herman Richter, $25; Mr and Mrs Alan L. Bartlett, $25; Hillie Bailey, $25. Mr. and Mrs Deaver English, $25, Shirlene Thornton, $15. The Newcomers Club and an anonymous donor also gave two boxes of groceries and a bag of canned goods Remember all your friends! Austin hospital plans heart transplant surgery AUSTIN <AP> - An Austin hospital will begin performing heart transplant surgery, with doctors saying the procedure is a realistic option for some heart patients • This is now a very viable form of treatment for end-stage cardiac disease," said Dr John Oswalt, chairman of the transplant team for Seton Medical Ceneter "In the past year. over 400 transplantations were performed in the United States Its an un complicated procedure, less so than those we perform rn Austin today,” Osw alt said Thursday Seton s program makes it one of a few hospitals in Texas and about 60 nationwide to perform the operation Seton officials say they expec t to perform from three to six transplants a year, at a cost of $50,000 to $60,000 per operation •We are extremely fortunate in Austin to have a strong medical com munity that is committed to bringing the latest in state of-the art technology and medical procedures to this community." said Judith P Smith. Seton president According to Seton officials 81 per cent of heart transplant patients sur vive for a year after surgerv The survival rate for two years is 76 per cent, 71 percent for three years and more than SO percent for five years Patients who are candidates for heart transplants generally aren t expected to live for more than six months with their own hearts, doctors said At present the Seton officials said, other Texas hospitals offering heart transplants include St Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Methodist Hospital in Houston St Paul Hospital in Dallas and the University of Texas Medical branch in Galveston Nation* de about 60 perform the operation, they said However Oswalt said many patients aren f being served by the other programs There are people that are dying because we haven t started this oro- See HEARTS. Page 12A TEA:Texas students test well 19 shopping days to Christmas AUSTIN (API — Ninety-one percent of state’s lith graders passed the English portion of the new high school graduation test, the Texas Education Agency reported today Eighty-eight percent of the 191.000 students who took the exam in October passed the mathematics portion The results surpassed the ex pectations of state education officials. Beginning with the class of 1967. students must pass both parts of the exam lo get a high school diploma The requirement is part of the 1984 education reform package approved by state lawmakers State education officials had predicted a 25 percent failure rate Although figures were not available on how many students passed both portions, the 91 percent and 88 per cent pass rate indicated a strong showing overall But we can’t look at this test and say we’re doing a great job in educa Hon," said Jon Brumley of Fort Worth, chairman of the State Board of Education The TEA staff presented the results to the board today “We are extremely pleased with these initial results, especially in light of our prediction that 25 percent would fail," said W N Kirby, state education commissioner High school Juniors who failed either portion will have three more chances before graduation A 70 percent score is required for passing Each portion contains 72 questions District by-district results were not available from the education agency Those scores are being mailed to districts by the California firm that developed the examSM TEAMS, Page UA ;

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