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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053    10/22/86    260 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT: PETE SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245 Youth soccer teams Sports go to tournaments See Sports, Page 9A Comal River........... 345 (down 15) Canyon inflow ..... 2,293    cfs    (up    1,705) Canyon outflow......... 755    cfs (up 5) Watch Edwards Aquifer........ 626.73 (same) Canyon Lake level 910.32 (up .11) Water I exas braces for State winter storm See below IU.S. servicemen killed in plane crash I GANDER, Newfoundland (AP) — A DC-8 charter carrying U.S. servicemen from the Middle East in time for Christmas crashed in flames today on takeoff at Gander International Airport, killing all 258 people aboard, officials and witnesses said. Maj Kenneth Miller of Canadian Search and Rescue reported in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that 250 passengers and eight erewmembers were killed in the crash. “All we know is that there were no survivors,” Miller told the Canadian Press He said his information came from the Gander control center. The plane was carrying members of the 101st Airborne Division assigned to the Sinai peacekeeping force since July back to Fort Campbell, Kv.. where the unit is headquartered, the Pentagon said. They were some of 750 to 800 soldiers in the force and were returning home on a rotational basis, according to Maj. Larry Icenogle, a Pentagon spokesman. He said a first group of 250 soldiers arrived at Fort Campbell on Dec. 5 The plane that crashed was carrying the second group. CBG radio said its radio correspondent at the scene, Ed Pike, quoted witnesses as saying the plane exploded. lighting up the sky. “We were driving to work when we saw this big explosion kind of like a big explosion right at the top of the trees ... and it died down very quickly In a matter of seconds, it was gone,” said Ann Hurley, a near by resident. Canadian Transport Minister Don Mazankowski said the plane got no higher than 1,000 feet into the air before crashing and confirmed reports from the scene that there were no survivors A Pentagon source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he knew of no explosion “We have no reason to suspect sabotage We know only that this plane crashed and burned The matter is being investigated by civilian authorities.” The airport was overc ast w ith light snow and light winds at the time of the crash, according to the aviation weather report There had been light, freezing drizzle a few hours earlier David Bridges, spokesman for the Rome-based Multinational Force and Observers, said the plane had flown from Cairo to Cologne, West (;**r many, where it refueled, to Gander for a second refueling Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Vedder Steed in Atlanta. Ga . said the plane belonged to Arrow Air, a Miami based charter firm Gander airport manager John Pittman told the AP by telephone that the plane went down about a quarter-mile from the airport, which is a wooded, hilly area near Gander Lake When asked if there was a fire aboard, he said “yes.” hut did not elaborate In Ottawa, a Transport Canada See CRASH, Page MA Christmas sparks toy ideas, page 1B Thursday December 12, 1985 25 Cents 22 Pages- 2 Sections Grand Jury f indicts 13 persons By DEBBIE DvLOACN Staff writer Thirteen persons were indicted by the Comal County Grand Jury Wednesday. Burglary of a non habitation indictments were returned against Eugene Carl Thompson and Thomas Eugene Kelley, both residents of Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos Those charges stemmed from an Oct. 24 incident at the BAC Service Center, 211 US 81 East James Vincent Car tao (also known as Jim Carr) of 1360 Thorpe No. F 4, San Mateos, was indicted for arson. in connection with a fire at the home of Leonardo Delgado Jr.. on July 21 Ronald Thomas Sjoholm of 2106 Thousand Oaks No. 536. San Antonio, was indicter! for aggravated sexual assault of a child, while Jesse Villanueva riff 241 Highway 81 West No. 7, was indicted for injury to a child Mario Valadez of 460 S Central was indicted for attempted burglary of a habitation 'Die indictment was enhanced by a similar conviction in Comal County on March 3,1984 The credit card abuse indictment against John Calvin Taylor of 521 Olive. San Antonio, was also enhanced by two prior convictions in Bexar County for credit card abuse and burglary of a building Leonardo It Hernandez of 1764 Lee was indicted for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, in connection with an Aug 4 incident where SeeGRAND JURY, Page 14AChecking the tree Red Cross volunteer Kathe Eickelberg at McKenna Memorial Hospital judges a tree in the finance insurance LESLIE K RIE WAID! HERALD 7FITUNG area of the hospital The hospital is filled with Christmas decorations Judging was held WednesdayOwners try to sell complex By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer As part of a plan to pay off creditors, two Austin businessmen are trying to sell a New Braunfels apartment complex In October, the owners of Langtry Village Apartments in New Braunfels and Middletown Apartments in Seguin filed for protection from creditors under Chapter ll of the federal bankruptcy laws “They (the apartment complexes! are both on the market to be sold,” said law-ver Mina Brees of Dallas. Brees is representing brothers and business partners Clifford J Woerner and Robert L Woerner in the reorganization attempt “We have been talking to prospective purchasers. <but • we don't have any contracts,” Brees said. Meanwhile, apartment operations are continuing normally, she added. “They are collecting rent and that is being used to maintain the property Everything is basically the same as it was before Get I .” On Get I. the Woerner brothers and their wives filed eight petitions for protection under Chapter ll Woerner Properties. Inc . a management company for construction projects. Clifford J and Gail S. Woerner; Chisholm I. Ltd . a partnership formed to develop and own convenience store locations. Sage Ventures (doing business as Sage North Hollow), a retirement home See COMPLEX, Page MA New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas San Antonio firm gets CiSD contract Dy DEDDIE DalOACN Staff writer Comal ISI) has awarded a $1,680,000 contract to Clauss Con struct ion Co , in San Antonio, for renovations at Canyon High School to be completed by Aug 19, 1986 However, that action was protested at Wednesday night’s special meeting by representatives of MoPack Construction Company The representatives said all bidders should have been allowed to negotiate their quotes after the low hid from Circle Double “C” Enter prises was rejected last Saturday. The low bid from Circle Double “C” st (Mid at $1,655,000, but was rejected at the recommendation of Mike McChesney with the district’s architectural firm McChesney said he was concerned about several Circle Double “C” projects being behind schedule, and saw the 200 mile distance lief ween Conroe and New Braunfels as a “detriment to the job” at Canyon High School Construction due at CHS includes additional labs, an improved airconditioning system, ceiling insula tion, new carpet, improved athletic facilities, curbing at the bus stop, an outside paint job and restroom renovations. After rejecting the low bid last Saturday, the school board also authorized McChesney to begin negotiations with Clauss Construction as the second lowest bidder. Those negotiations resulted in a $41,000 reduction between their original quote and the negotiated price At Wednesday night’s meeting, McChesney said no alternates were taken in the project’s specifications to arrive at Clauss’ negotiated price When MoPack representatives stood to formally protest the board’s action and asked, “Was anyone else given the chance to negotiate.” McChesney said no. MoPack’s original quote was $1,741,623. which ranked as third lowest at the Nov. 21 bid opening CISD Superintendent Bill Brown said the district had fulfilled bid statute obligations with a Tuesday meeting between McChesney and Circle “C" representatives. He added negotiations with the second lowest bidder are also authorized by state law Inside CANYON LAKE 5A CLASSIFIED 11 13A COMICS 7B CROSSWORD 8B DEAR ABBY 8B HOROSCOPE 8B OPINIONS 4A OUTDOORS 10A SPORTS 8 9A STOCKS 14A WEATHER 2A Cheer Fund Today's Weather It will remain cloudy and cold through Friday with an sn percent chance of rain today, decreasing to a 30 percent chance tonight Winds will be from the north and today s high should reach the upper 30s Tonight s low should drop to near 30 Texas bundles up against cold weather Another $225 and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund Wednesday, bringing the funds cash total to $1,910.56 There’s not much time left, and donations are needed to feed ‘200 families this year Wednesday’s donations were made by Luanda Garden Club. $15; William and Marie Buker, 25; Lome Soell, $5; Jim and Myrtle Clark, $20, Comal Bowl and employees, $150, two anonymous donations of $10 each, groceries from R S King and candy from the New Braunfels Yough Soccer league The Hftald Zeitung encourages the community to bring its taxdeductible donations or nonperishable food items by its offices at 186 S Casten Those who cannot come to the office, call 625-9144 Dy TNE ASSOCIATED MESS A strong winter storm moved out of the southern Rockies and into Texas early today, dumping freezing rain and snow over a wide area of the state, closing schools and snarling rush-hour traffic for the second con secutive day More than 60.000 Fort Worth public school students were free from classes after schools were closed about 6 a rn because of treacherous streets Classes at the University of Texas at Arlington also were cancel ed. although other colleges and public schools in North T**\as re mained open Freezing rain. drizzle and some snow flurries a repeat of Wednes day s nasty weather were forecast across the state throughout the day. Even far South Texas saw temperatures drop into the low 40s and 30s “It has started all over again,” said a Fort Worth Police Department dispatcher of rush hour traffic “We thought yesterday was had, but we had (accident) calls waiting to he worked before 6 a iii today.” Every available patrolman was out working accidents, she said By 7 a rn,, police stopped sending officers to minor accidents Just 30 miles to the east in Dallas, motorists were spared some of the same problems as rain fell but did not freeze during the height of the rush hour Light snow was reported in Austin this morning, and the National Weather Service described a band of precipitation over North Texas from Sherman through Dallas Fort Worth to Stephenville The worst could he yet to come The weather service said most por tions of North and Central Texas wouldn t get the brunt of the storm until after midday “I’m sure it will be chaos everywhere,” said forecaster Brian Harmon “After this initial precipita tion. it will I** several hours before the storm develops.’ Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Kerrville, Lubbock. Midland, Ozona, Tyler, Brownwood and other Texas cities reported ice on roads and bridges this morning Up to two inches of snow is ex-p»H*ted in the Fort Worth area and at least four inches farther north when the storm ends around midnight, Harmon said Temperatures today were expected to stay around the freezing point and in the 20s tonight ;

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