New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
Two girls hurt in car-bike accident; driver charged
Two girls were injured by a car here while riding their bicycles Christmas evening, and police arrested the motorist who struck them, charging him with driving while intoxicated.
Ricky Peterson, 1304 W. Bridge, was arrested after allegedly hitting the girls at the intersection of South Chestnut Avenue and Lee Street at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Police reports indicate the driver continued down Chestnut 300 feet past the point of impact before stopping.
Rim Marie Aho, 18, of 1235 Stonewall St., was transferred to Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio after suffering a fractured left ankle and right arm.
Her condition was unavailable from hospital authorities, but in a telephone interview Friday she said she felt “okay.”
“I’ve been real drowsy. My ankle hurts whenever I move it, but besides that I’m fine,” she said.
Tina Garza, 12, was treated and released from McKenna Memorial
Hospital for lacerations to her hands and arms.
Peterson, whose occupation was listed as a petroleum engineer, was released after posting a $300 bond, the standard amount for CWI first offenses, New Braunfels Police Lt. John McEachern said.
“The girls were in the northbound lane facing oncoming traffic, as they should have been. He was also heading south, but he crossed the center of the street and hit them from behind,” McEachern said.i-. 0, Box k5k36 wallas, 'ltexa;. 75235
Draft registration scheduled for males born in 1962-63
Draft registration for men born in 1962 will take place the week of Jan. 5. Those born in 1963 and later should register within 30 days of their 18th birthday, the Selective Serv ice System has announced.
Those who register may do so at any U.S. Post Office. To help avoid lines, individuals born in 1962 are encouraged to register on a day of the week keyed to their month of birth, on Monday, Jan. 5, for those born in January, February and March; on Tuesday, Jan. 6. for those born in April, May and June; Wednesday. Jan. 7, for those born in July, August and September; and so on.
The program is a continuation of the one begun last
summer, when men born in 1960 and 1961 visited post offices across the nation to fill in registration forms.
The purpose of registration is to build a pool of names and addresses from which Selective Service could draw in an emergency.
“Registration directly improves our capability to respond ... actually reducing lead time by at least four weeks. We think that provides a significant advantage, especially when matched with the very low cost of the registration effort,” Selective Service Director Bernard D. Rostker has said.
Men born in 1960 and 1961 should already have registered this year.
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Iranian gives U.S. options
“In the first alternative in the cases in which we have differences, the U.S. should place guarantees with the Algerian government and undertake to pay to the Islamic Republic of Iran every amount which would be settled,” Ha jai said.
“In the second alternative, the U.S. should give the money of our nation in the cases where we have no difference and in the cases of differences the hostages will remain in Iran until the tune the U.S. manages to settle these differences through the legal centers and authorities which are acceptable to both sides.”
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Iran’s prime minister on Saturday offered the United States an alternative way of meeting Iran’s demands on the hostage issue but the option did not provide a means for immediate release of the 52 Americans.
Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai said the United States could deposit with Algeria the sums of money it agreed belonged to Iran, but apparently in cases where the two soles differed such as court cases involving frozen Iranian assets — Iran would continue to hold the hostages as
a sort of collateral until matters are
. . There was no elaboration of the
Ka jai summoned f»re.Bn envoys in second alternative. It appearedI to
Tehran to a 90-minute feting and told mean however, Iran would settle for
ii ;* i centon' nniinne deposit of undisputed sums only and
them the United States options. K .tie ,; , ,
would keep the hostages as a kind of
collateral on the money that the two
governments disagree on.
The first option appeared to be a restatement of Iran’s condition that the $24 billion in cash and gold be sent to Algeria’s Central Bank to cover
BIRDING...................8A Iranian assets frozen in the United
CROSSWORD...............8A States and $10 billion they claim the
DEATHS..................14A late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
HOROSCOPE...............8A pillaged from Iran’s national treasury.
KALEIDOSCOPE............1-8B The third alternative, Rajai said,
OPINIONS..................4A was for the United States to continue to
SPORTS................. 5 7A conspire against Iran and to interfere
WARRANTY DEEDS.........13A in the country’s affairs, thereby en-
WEATHER................14A Suring the hostages would not be freed.
U.S. seeks hint for compromise
WASHINGTON (AP) - Carter administration officials held nine hours of discussions with Algerian intermediaries Saturday to try to determine whether Iran is willing to compromise on its demands for freeing the 52 American hostages.
The meeting at the State Department ended with both sides refusing to talk with reporters. The two sides agreed to meet again on Sunday.
The Algerians arrived for Saturday’s meeting with little hope that a settlement in the 420-day crisis was near.
The chairman of the Algerian Central Bank, Saghir Mostefi, and
Algeria’s ambassador to Washington, Rehda Malek, spent several hours exchanging views with a U.S. team headed by fieputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher.
While flying here Friday night, the two envoys told ABC news they believed the United States and Iran had complicated the negotiations by talking too much and taking hard positions.
This appeared to refer both to Iran’s $24 billion settlement price and the Carter administration’s flat rejection of it.confined320 Workers to feel Social Security bite
A candle is believed to be the cause of “heavy damage” to a house on Lone Star Drive Saturday afternoon, a fire spokesman reported.
The first call came in at 2:15 p.m. that smoke was coming out of a house owned by Orville Cockerhan at 1088 Lone Star Drive. According to the spokesman, no one was in the home at the time and the neighbors were the first to report the fire.
No one was hurt.
The fire in the den did heavy damage to that room, the spokesman said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it may be a shock nonetheless. The increase in Social Security taxes, which will take effect on Jan. I, will be substantial.
The increase, voted by Congress two years ago, is intended to raise an additional $15 billion for the Social Security retirement fund. And $15 billion, even when divided among 115 million contributors, isn’t peanuts.
Workers will feel it in the following two ways:
The percentage 3f pay that is
withheld from paychecks for Social Security will increase to 6.65 percent, up from 6.13 percent in 1980. This percentage will be matched by the workers’ employer.
The total wages, or salary, on which the tax is paid also rises, from $25,900 in 1980 to $29,700 in the New Year.
The result of these two changes is an increase in the maximum tax for an individual to a total of $1,975, or $387 more than the 1980 maximum of $1,588.
Persons whose earnings were high enough that they paid the maximum
tax before 1980 ended, and for whom withholding had stopped once the maximum was reached, will have the tax automatically withheld again on Jan. I at the higher percentage.
Persons who didn’t earn enough to pay the maximum, and for whom withholding never stopped in 1980, will continue having the tax withheld as before, but at the higher percentage.
The 6.65 percent of income being withheld will be the same for all workers in the program. An individual can easily calculate the amount of
money that will be withheld .from his or her paycheck by applying the percentage to his or her earnings.
A third change in the Social Security program is an increase in the amount of money Social Security beneficiaries may earn without having their benefits reduced.
Persons aged 65 to 71 will be able to earn $5,500 without losing any benefits, up from $5,000 in 1980. Persons under 65 will have a $4,080 ceiling on earnings, up from $3,720.
Once the ceiling on earnings is
reached, benefits are reduced by $1 for every $2 earned in excess of the ceiling. There is no ceiling for beneficiaries 72 and older.
President Carter, who leaves office on Jan. 20, gave high priority to an effort to put the Social Security program on a sound financial footing, and the increase that takes effect on Jan. I was part of that plan, as finally approved by Congress. But soaring inflation has driven up the cost of the program by increasing recipients benefits in line with the cost of living
Spirit of Christmas is
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Christmas season is not the perfect time to be in the hospital. Unfortunately, sickness does not always pick the perfect time to strike.
A few weeks stay in McKenna Memorial Hospital is not exactly how 17-year-old Stacy Morton planned to spend the holidays.
Like most other Canyon High School students she would probably have spent this time going to parties and being with friends and family.
But this was not possible, since almost IO days ago she was once again struck with Chrohn’s disease. The disease is an inflammation of the intestines causing Morton to be unable to eat or drink anything. Therefore it was necessary for her to check into the hospital — even though it w as the Christmas season.
But she made the best of it. In her words, “I might as well make the best of it and not let it get to me.”
To her friends and those nurses who have gotten to know her, she did more than just make the best of it. “She kept her spirits as well as everyone else’s up,” remarked one nurse.
“Soap-Opera Parties,” as Morton called them, could happen on almost any day, when the nurses and her friends gathered both around (and sometimes in) her bed to watch what was happening on “General Hospital,”
(an afternoon soap-opera). Although her friends could be found there at anytime during
See spirit, Page 14A Stacy Morton admires her hospital Christmas tree
When Stacy's friends arrive, there isn't always room for everyone
Stuff photo* by John Sentet