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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053 10/22/86 261 -texas american microfilm ftTT:    PETE    SINCLAIR P.O. BOY 45436 DALLASt TX 75245 Children write Local letters to Santa See Rage IB Comal River............ 345 (down 5) 14/ f    Canyon inflow ......... 825 (down 52) water    Canyon outflow........ 755 cfs (up 50) Watch    Edwards Aquifer........ 626.67 (same) Canyon Lake level .... 910.10 (down .05) Nicaraguan rebels World linked to drugs • See below Unicorn soccer team wins, 4-1 Page 8A New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Friday December 20, 1985 25 Cents 22 Pages —2 Sections GBRA closer to building hydro plant By Silt AM BUBE Staff wrltar SEGUIN — The Guadalupe-Bianco Elver Authority Is closer to getting approval to construct a hydroelectric generating facility at Canyon Dam. said David Welsch, GBRA’s director of planning and development. Welsch made the announcement during Thursday’s board of directors meeting Greg Rothe, GBRA’s chief engineer, said he expects to submit 90 percent complete construction plans to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer within a few days. The Corps must approve the preliminary plans and then final plans before construction can begin. “Essentially we re finished with the design.’’ Rothe said. He said that after the preliminary plans are submitted. the Corps will have 60 days to reply by requesting information or otherwise before the plans are to be approved. GBRA’s General Manager John Specht told directors that the engineers had an interesting time trying to find the right material for the conduit lining. Water will run through the conduit of the generating plant. Specht said they decided to use a liner of steel one inch thick. “Ifs going to expand and contract a little but that will probably never have any impact on the structure,’’ he said. “It’s not going to go anywhere even if it expands just a little bit,” Rothe said The conduit will be surrounded by the dam. Welsch told the directors about his trip to Washington, D C. on Dec. 3 and 4 to meet with representatives of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission GBRA applied for a FERG permit to construct the hydro faculty more than two years ago and the application is still being reviewed. See GBRA, Page 12A Contras are linked to drug smuggling WASHINGTON (AP) Nicaraguan rebels operating in northern Costa Rica have engaged in cocaine smuggling, using some of the profits to finance their war against Nicaragua’s leftist government, according to US investigators and American volunteers who work with the rebels The smuggling activity has involved refueling planes at clandestine airstrips and sometimes helping transport cocaine to other Costa Rican points for shipment to the United States, said U S law enforcement officials The officials, who refused to be identified by name, said the smuggling Involves individuals from the largest of the U S backed Contra groups — the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN) and the Revolutionary Democratic Alliance (ARDE) — as well as a splinter group known as M-3. A leader of M-3, Sebastian Gonzalez Mendiola, was indicted in Costa Rica for cocaine trafficking a year ago. No other Contra leaders have been charged. FDN spokesman Bosco Matamoros denied any drug involvement by his group He said FDN provided support for Contra troops in Costa Rica, but never conducted any operations in that country. Levy Sanchez, a Miami-based spokesman for ARDE leader Eden Pastora, said ARDE has “never been involved in any drug trafficking.” A new National Intelligence Estimate, a secret CIA-prepared analysis on narcotics trafficking, alleges that one of ARDE's top commanders used cocaine profits this year to buy a $250,000 arms shipment and a helicopter, according to a U S government official in Washington. President Reagan this year accused the leftist government of Nicaragua of “exporting drugs to poison our youth" after a Nicaraguan government employee, Federico Vaughan, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami A spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration said DEA investigators are still not sure if San dinista leaders were involved Inside CLASSIFIED 31 OB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 10A DEAR ABBY 10A HOROSCOPE 1(fA OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS SA SPORTS 89A WEATHER 2A Finish your shopping! Cheer FundS shopping days to Christmas Another $499 66 and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund, bringing the fund’s cash total to $3,785 22 Today is the last day to give to the fund Tonight, Herald-Zeltunfl workers will be packing food boxes to feed as many families aa possible. They will be distributed Saturday morning. The Herald-Zeitunc would like to thank everyone who donated time, money and food the this year’s Cheer Fund. The latest donations were made by OCTYL CLANK HfNALD ZffTuNG Frazier Elementary 4th graders performed the play "Small One" Thursday night. Choir members Mika Elder, top left, Dawn Pantermuehl, Rob Stewart, Chris Ramos and Colleen Patrick sing during the production. Becky Lewis, left, was a soloist for Miracles’ The students coordinated the program with the help of their teachers, Dorothy Matschek, Bill Perryman, Vannotto Sherry, Vance Truly, Billie Cummings, student teacher Lori Gamble and teachers aide Esther GarzaBrother remains in jail By BE BBH BbLOACH Staff writer One of two Kerrville brothers charged with kidnapping a banker’s wife remained in the Comal County Jail today, awaiting a bond hearing now set for Monday The Federal Bureau of Investiga tion arrested Ronald L. Bell and Allen Reed Bell Tuesday night after a day long ordeal that ended with the escape of 28-year-old Gay Haulier, who had been kidnapped about seven hours earlier from her Kerrville home Mrs Haufler. who is seven months pregnant, managed to free herself and walk to safety after the kidnap pers left her tied up in a wooded area, and demanded her husband pay a $100,000 ransom. On Wednesday, U S Magistrate Jamie Boyd ordered the two brothers to be held in jail without bond or. kid napping and attempted extortioi. charges After the hearing, the brothers were separated Allen Reed Bell went to the Bastrop Federal Cor regional Institute, and Ronald L Bell was transferred here Bill Urban, a detention officer ai the Comal County Jafl. said one of the brothers wound up in New Braunfels See JAIL, Page 12AHo nts acquitted of DWI charge Travis County Commissioner Bob Honts was acquitted Thursday of a drunken driving charge stemming from a Feb 24 arrest in Austin Honts had testified he had trouble passing field sobriety tests not because he was drunk but because he worried what a drunken-driving charge would do to his career and family “I was absolutely not intoxicated and was in control of my (physical and mental) capabilities ’ Honts said during four hours of testimony in his defense Wednesday A Department of Public Safety trooper had arrested Honts and charged him with driving while intoxicated Honts’ first DWI trial ended in a mistrial after jurors didn t reach a unanimous verdict He was retried on the same charge in New Braunfels after a change of venue Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Sollberger. $*20; Bill ar.d Lula Bertmann, $15, Oakwood Baptist Church. $24966; Frances and Buddy Mullen, $25. Diane and Kemil Pepin, $25. La Mu-Jer Tejana, $50 George and Frances Shepherd. $25, and anonymous dona tions of $15, $30. $20, $15 and $10 and groceries The Herald-Zeltunfl 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 County sanitarian speaks against septic systems in flood plainToday's Weather Conditions will be sunny and mild today with the high near 60 degrees It will be mostly clear and cold tonight with the low near 30 degrees Saturday will be sunny and mild with the high near 60 degrees, Thursday’s high was 56 degrees with the low today at 31 degrees Sunset will be at 5:36 p m and sunrise will be at 7:21 am. By I RIHM IMBUES Staff writer David Litke. the new county sanitarian, gave a list Thursday of IO good reasons not to allow septic systems in the flood plain Litke also added increased requirements that could be attached to present regulations if permitting was allowed Commissioners asked for specific construction standards that could be incorporated into the regulations if they were going to allow septic systems in the flood plain. No decision was made in commissioners court, because commissioners wanted a chance to study Litke’s proposals “The construction standards would depend on how much flood proofing you want,” Litke said. “Some possibilities would be reinforced con crete pipe rather than fiberglass having the septic tank anchored, requiring water-tight joints, and one way valves ’’ Litke also reviewed sections in the private sewage facility order that could be made more specific to cover systems in the flood plain and the rules governing the flood plain under Edwards Underground Water District and Federal Emergency Management Administration Jim LaGrote with FEMA was also at the commissioners meeting and their regulations did not specifically disallow a septic tank in the flood plain, “as long as the system is located to avoid contamination of flood waters and so that the septic system would operate after the flood The sanitarian cited the possible pollution of natural waters, including the Edwards Aquifer, as a reason to exclude septic systems from the flood plain. Also Luke wrote that not allowing septic sytems in the flood plain would •provide incentive to restrict development in the Biod plain, pre vent damage and malfunctioning of systems caused by flood waters "Flood waters may cause saturation and loading of soils, scouring of vegetation and soil needed for the functioning of the system, removal of soils and vegetation and destruction or alteration of the system itself ” In the meeting Litke and LaGrote also mentioned that floodwater could enter the system and cause it to backup and for the sewage to bubble up somewhere else Refusing to allow septic systems in the flood plain would also protect “shallow wells drawing water from the river alluvial gravel, prevent ad- See COUNTY, Pips LIA ;

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