New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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31 3Fatal wreck ended River Restaurant deal
By DANA STELL Staff writer
The 54-year-old victim of a two-car collision Tuesday evening was in the process of completing deals to purchase the River Restaurant.
Dominic Miskovic “was supposed to have a negotiation yesterday morning at 7:30,” according to Richard A. Bartholomew of Karger Companies.
Miskovic, a native of Yugoslavia, was driving a 1083 Chevrolet station wagon was going to his new
home at 17 Country Hill Tuesday evening when he apparently drove past the stop sign at the intersection of FM 306 and Hunter Road.
The Chevrolet, heading toward town on Hunter Road, was struck broadside by a 1979 Ford station wagon headed northwest on FM 306 toward Canyon Lake.
His car left the road, rolled over several times, and landed about IOO feet from the intersection.
Miskovic was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial Hospital. His wife is traveling today from
Passenger James Larson Schreiner of Galveston, sustained multiple injuries in the accident and died during surgery.
Schreiner had been Miskovic’s partner in trying to buy the restaurant.
Two other pasengers were treated and released at McKenna.
The driver of the Ford was not injured.
Bartholomew said Miskovic had been negotiating deals on the restaurant for about six weeks. “They
had their equipment all set up in the restaurant,” Bartholomew said. “They wanted to open for New Year’s, but the negotiations took longer.”
The restaurant might have opened by mid-January, if yesterday’s talks had worked out, Bartholomew said.
Bartholomew said he does not know what will happen to the building now. “The two people who have signed all the papers are both dead," he said
See WRECK, Page 16A
New Braunfels. Texas
December 20, 1984
32 Pages — 3 Sections
Woman found hanging in cell
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
A 22-year-old female inmate at Comal County jail is in critical condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital this morning after attempting suicide in her jail cell around noon \Vednesda>
Mary Ruth Bell (irate of San Antonio was found hanging in her cell from a noose fashioned out of a bedsheet, a sheriffs department .spokesman said. He estimated she had been there for 15*20 minutes She had been arrested two months ago for a parole violation because she allegedly assaulted her elderly husband She had been convicted for forgery and for possession of a controlled substance, and had served She was out on parole for a forgery conviction which three to four months before being paroled.
the sheriffs department knew no reason why she should have attempted suicide Farber Wednesday, (irate had agreed to sign papers relinquishing custody of her baby, ending a long custody battle.
Because of the ongoing nature of the custody battle, no one is sure if this most recent development moved the inmate to try to take her life Reports indicated that she wanted to see her child one more tune before signing the papers Grote had lost temporary custody last summer when she was having drug problems, according to the court records of the custody hearing Slit* had been on the Methadone program and eventually became drug-free
“As far as we know sh** had received no bad news,” Tun Sehliehtmg, a jailer, said “lf we had suspected that she was suicidal we would have taken precautions, like checking on her every IO minutes arid removing anything from the cell that could liave been used
Fire traps 28 miners
Make and break
Lone Star Primary student Mario Gil helps
associate teacher Maria Martinez make pinatas in Maria Lopezs bilingual education class
After learning to make pinatas, students learned to break them during a Christmas party More photos Page 2A
ORANGEVILLE, Utah (AP) - A fire at the entrance of a coal mine trapped 28 men inside the mine, and there was no word today on their condition. Efforts to contain the blaze were not going as well as officials had hoped, a spokesman said
The men may have retreated to other areas of the mine seeking clean air and officials were hopeful they were safe, said spokesmen for Emery Mining Co., operator of the Wilborg Mine, about 150 miles southeast of Salt I .ake City.
The fire broke out in a conveyor belt at the mine’s entrance at about 9:30 pun Wednesday, said company spokesman Bob Henrie. The men were working several hundred feet from the entrance in a new section of the mine al the tune.
One mi ler managed to escape and alert authorities, said another company spokesman. Joe Abbott, but there has been no contact with the other miners.
Efforts to contain the fire were “not going as well as we would like,” Abbott said.
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rushed about 3,000 feet to the site of die blaze, but only miner Kenny Blake of Price was able to make it through the spokesman said Ot-ticials were assuming th* 28 had retreated into the mine and would have erected a barricade to keep out smoke, he added The cause of the blaze, which created “significant smoke, but not necessarily toxic,” had not been determined, Henrie said.
Death by drinking
Man found in shack died of acute intoxication, Bayardo says
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Acute intoxication caused the death of a Monterrey . Mexico man, whost* body was found in a shack oil FM 3159Tuesday night Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Roberto Bayardo made that ruling Wednesday after performing an autopsy on the body of 24 year-old Ruben Bustos. Dr Bay ardo indicated Bustos blood-alcohol level had been
as high as .30. and was still at .20 more than 24 hours after his death The state of Texas has defined a lev el of IO as intoxication.
Bustos' body was reported to the Comal County Sheriff’s Office about ll:15pm Tuesday by Run McLeod, who had hired seven workers to construct a fence around some private property about IOO yards west of EM 3159.
Comal County Sheriff’s Lt. Ruby Rubio said Thursday the alcohol that
Dr. Bayardo indicated Bustos' blood-alcohol level had been as high as .30.
killed Bustos was obtained in a house burglary sometime Monday morning. Another one of the workers, Jesus Ramirez Ramirez, 26, of Ui Wasteca, Mexico, was charged with
that crime, and remains in custody in the Comal County Jail under $1,500 bond for burglary of a habitation Ramirez told Ruble that he and Bustos w ere the only ones involved in the burglary They reportedly entered the nearby home of Bonnie J. Seidel in Whispering Hills subdivision through an unlocked patio door. Stolen items included a pair of binoculars, jewelry valued at $475 and six bottles ut assorted liquors.
He said they both went back to the
shack and started drinking. Ramirez decided to go back to work, and Bustos stayed behind.” Ruble said. "When everybody returned that night, they just thought Bustos was asleep
Ruble said he found two empty half-gallon bottles of liquor at the scene, the binoculars and a ladies watch. Bustos was also wearing a belt bucket with a big “S” on it, which Seidel reported stolen in the burglary.
Port trial set for Feb. 25
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Feb. 25, 1985, has been set as the tentative starting date tor the David Port murder trial, win h was moved to New Braunfels by order of a Houston district judge earlier this month
Port, 17, is charged with the June 7 murder of Debra Sue Schall!, a 23-yeai-old mall carnel Oil Dec. 5, Judge LD. Mc Muster ordered the Port trial be beld outside Harris County, because of extensive publicity there on the carrier’s death and the refusal of Port's parents to
testify against their son before a Harris County grand jury.
Mc Master said he picked Nev* Braunfels because die judge bere was the “most receptive,” and the tow n is not a “big news area ”
Court Adiiillustrator Martin Allen said Wednesday that Feb. 25 is “the date the judge wants That’s the dele he thinks ev ery thing will be ready to go, and Pm making all my arrangements here with that date in mind
“I’m saying tentative, but I think there s a good change that will Ik* the definite starting date,” Allen added “That will give hun < M( Master i four
to five weeks to take care of the remaining pretrial matters, and foregoing any major catastrophes, that should be enough time.”
Some pretrial matters will involve Port's parents, who were jailed Sept 12 on contempt charges for refusing to testify before grand floors investigating the slaying. After two months in jail, the Ports answered some of the questions, but only Bernard Port was released Mrs. Port remains in the Harris County Jail for refusing to answser about six of the grand jury ’s 200 questions
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Garden Ridge man slain in office
A San Antonio executive who was shot to death Tuesday as he crouched under Ins desk was a resident of Garden Ridge
Shortly after the shooting, police arrested Marvin Wiley De Berry Jr., 51, of San Antonio, as he sat in a chair in the receptionist’s area.
He remains in Bexar County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond charged with murdering Clyde Peek, 57, of 20421 Grass Creek, Garden Ridge.
According to published reports, a man, who did not Live an appointment, entered the offices of Brownmg-Ferris, Inc at 4:30p.m.
Peek, vice president of BEI district headquarters, greeted die man by name and took him into the office.
Peek’s secretary then heard a disturbance, and saw the man aiming a gun at Peek She ran for help, but returned in time to hear shots fired.
Police recovered a .38-caliber
revolver from IX* Berry when they arrested him
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the McArthur Park Lutheran Church, 2903 Nacogdoches.
Burial w ill bt* at 10:4a a in. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Peek had been associated with the waste disposal firm for 13 years. Before that he had his own disposal finn called Good Riddance.
Cheer Fund makes goal
We made it.
Eighteen donations totaling $300 came in Wednesday afternoon for our Cheer Fund drive, pushing our balance over the $5,300 we needed to feed 200 families with this year’s drive We now stand at $5,557.80
H. Edwin and Melba Crow gave $50 lawrence aud Maria Roy, Dr. aud Mrs. Johu laundry, C.C. aud Cassie Nichols, Fischer Veterinary Clum* and Mr. aud Mrs. Leonard Kramer contributed $25.
Dixie aud D’EUeu Klein. Dan and Janice liilzfelder and DJL. and Nezelle Austin all gave $20. John aud Doris Banks gave $15; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nowotny,
It will be cloudy and foggy with occasional drizzle today, becoming partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon. Today’s tugh and low will follow yesterday’s pattern of highs in the mid 70s and lows about 65. Sunset tonight will be at 5:36 p in. and sunrise tomorrow will be at 7:21 a.in.
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Hildegarde Wells. (apt. F.J. and P.L. Gajewski and two
anonymous donors all gave $10 lira Mat* Pfcuffer and two other anonymous donors brought a food donation in.
Three other donors need to be mentioned, as their names were inadvertently left out. Archie
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laidshaw and an anonymous donor both gave $100, and luny Ybarra gave $10.
We really, really, appreciate your support. And so will 200 local families, who will be getting a Christmas meal thanks lo your support of the project.
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