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New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 91 — No. 252 14 Pages (USPS 377-8801
Israel and Lebanon begin negotiations
KHALDE, Lebanon (AP) — Israeli and Lebanese negotiators joined by U.S. mediators gathered around a blue triangle-shaped table today and began their first face-to-face talks aimed at ridding lebanon of all foreign armies.
The Israeli negotiator said he hoped the talks would lead to a full peace treaty between lebanon and the Jewish state.
The opening session under the auspices of U.S. special envoy Morris Draper was broadcast live by Lebanon's state television as it started at 1:30 p m. (3:30 a m. EST) at the heavily guarded Lebanon Beach Hotel, where lebanese, Israeli and U.S. flags fluttered Delegates met behind closed doors for five minutes to get acquainted before dozens of reporters and photographers, frisked twice by Israeli and lebanese security men. were allowed into the conference room on the second floor.
Our first objective is to seek the restoration of U*banon’s sovereignty and full authority over the whole of its territory,” the head of the lebanese delegation. Antoine Fattal, said in his opening statement in French.
Fattal said all non-I-ebanese troops in his country “must withdraw according to a comprehensive plan of evacuation by the terms of a specific and accelerated schedule.”
Delivering his opening statement in English, the head of the Israeli delegation, David Kimche. said: ‘The aim of these negotiations is not to any end any conflict between lebanon and Israel for no real conflict exists between us."
Kimche. director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he hoped the talks would produce "an agreement which we believe will be but a step away from the full, final formal peace
treaty we would like to see come about.”
Draper, who shuttled between lebanon and Israel for several weeks to get talks started, called for “imagination and vision on the part of the representatives at this table.”
After meeting with reporters for about 45 minutes, the negotiators went back behind closed doors.
In Jerusalem, Prime Minister Menachem Begin followed the opening session from his office, his spokesman Un Porat said. He described Begin’s outlook as "positive" despite widespread Israeli skepticism over the value of the talks. Israeli and lebanese security guards ringed the beachfront hotel in this Beirut suburb and Israeli tanks and armored personel carriers guarded all road intersections leading to the seven-story hotel.
Lebanese Christians and Druse Moslems, feuding for the past two months. have been fighting in the Khalde area five miles south of Beirut and in nearby hills since the weekend, leaving at least 18 people dead and 27 wounded.
The fighting had threatened delays or cancellation of the opening session, so tanks and troops from Israel's invasion army moved into the hills Monday to separate the feuders and quell the violence.
The Khalde sessions, presided over by Lebanese delegation leader Antoine Fattal. will shift on Thursday to the northern Israel bordertown of Kiryat Shmona. That session will be chaired by David Kimche, director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Though Iiebanon and Israel finally agreed last week to hold the talks, disputes remain over their
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Company gives $100,000 toward gas bills
Entex helps elderly
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Help is on the way for those gas heating bill blues
That was the word Tuesday from Entex Vice-President and General Manager W D. Fortner, and Administrator Ernest Hadeleff, of the South Texas Division Both were here to announce the establishment of a voluntary program to help needy persons pay their gas bills.
Entex, Inc., in Houston, has contributed $100,000 to initiate the program, which is in direct response to a letter from Texas Railroad Commissioner Mack Wallace to Entex's Chairman of the Board Jackson C. Hinds Similar programs in louisiana. Tennessee, and several other states were cited in the letter, which urged the implementation of a heating help program in Texas.
The Entex program is designed to help those 65 years of age or older on fixed incomes with no alternative source of funds and will include special hardship cases of all ages,” Fortner said. “This is a first-time thing for us which will start im
mediately, based upon distribution details to community service agencies in our division.”
Help will also be given to the handicapped, blind, or otherwise infirm with no alternate source of funds. Fortner said eligibility will primarily be determined by the community service agencies.
* These community service agencies presently have federal money," Fortner said, adding that local voluntary efforts will supplement the existing funds.
The Entex program will be implemented in two stages, the first of which is the contribution by the utility itself to start the program The second stage will be to give others an opportunity to make a tax deductible contribution to the program.
Entex will ask its customers to consider a small contribution to this effort on a voluntary basis, and it is hoped that Entex’s pipeline suppliers and producers will also provide assistance “I think ifs important to stress that the company's initial contribution is stockholder’s money," Radeleff said. “This will not be passed onto other customers to recover, other than asking them to assist on a voluntary basts w ith a few dollars over and beyond their billed amount.”
Cabinet's Lewis to retire
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis called a news conference today, and an administration source said l>ewts would announce he is leaving the Cabinet
The source said the secretary’s immediate plans were uncertain, but la?wis is reported to have been offered the chairmanship of Warner Amex Cable Communications Inc., a major cable television company.
Lewis, who was a successful businessman before he joined the goveriunent in January 1981, would be the third member of President Reagan’s Cabinet to return to private life.
Alexander M Haig Jr. resigned as secretary of state last June 25 over policy differences with Reagan and Energy Secretary James Edwards quit effective Nov. 5 lo become president of the Medical University of South Carolina.
The cat's meow
Doctors set up sophisticated scanner at McKenna
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
New Braunfels could be called anything but typical for its size and neither could its medical community.
McKenna Memorial Hospital and 21 local physicians have taken what hospital administrator Tom McNeal calls a “giant step toward providing better health care services.
The hospital has entered into a contract with the local group of physicians to provide patients with computerized tomography service (CTI — better known as body scanning.
"It’s rare for a hospital this size —
or for a hospital under 200 beds ( McKenna is an 86-bed hospital > to obtain such a piece of equipment,” said McNeal, emphasizing the sign-ficance of the equipment.
Because McKenna Memorial is the largest and most centrally located of the hospitals between San Antonio and Austin, he predicted that "in all probability we w ill become a CT referral center for Seguin and San Marcos."
lanai doctors, who formed the partnership of Hill Country Imaging, recently purchased the $870,0<*0 CT equipment I and its accessory computers). It was installed in an outside trailer adjacent to the hospital and
became operational this week.
The doctors have a five-year lease i with a five-year renewal option) with the hospital for locating the equipment on the hospital grounds, said Dr. William K Brown, head of the hospital’s radiology department Eventually, however, he said the partnership plans to "turn Hie equipment over to Hr* hospital.”
Use of the CT, or body scanning equipment, lias proven to bi1 an "extremely important clinical tool for the medical community to provide essential diagnostic information rapidly and noninvasively for many
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The latest in advanced diagnostic tools, a CT scanners was recently installed at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Above, Dr. William K. Brown shows some of the cross section pictures, or
'images,' the machine will produce Below, technician Charles Barkers explains the machine to Larry Weber, who's playing patient while Dr Brown looks on.
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Hoop at 1 CIPO Annexation highlights
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The Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and mild today, colder tonight, and increasing cloudiness and cold Wednesday. Winds will be light and variable today, becoming northwesterly at 15-20 mph, then decreasing to near 15 mph tonight. There is a 30 percent chance of rain Wednesday.
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By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
After three years of fighting Selma’s urban sprawl, the City of Garden Ridge got busy in 1982 and did some growing itself.
The City Council squared off the small Comal County town by annexing 333 acres on its south side.
The city limit now extends to the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, taking in a small business complex at FM 2252 and FM 3009
It also takes in the small piece of land that was illegally annexed by Selma in 1978 and became the subject of a long and costly court battle. Now that that territory is officially part of the city, council
members hope it’s safe from future “grabs.”
A new subdivision is going in on the other end of the city, where the late Eduard Holzapfel once maintained a large agricultural tract. Council gave final plat approval in December to Ivy Oaks Properties, which will contain 126 new homesites.
Also in 1982, Garden Ridge elected three new council members, celebrated the 10th anniversary of its incorporation, saw the resignation of volunteer Police Chief Robert Howey and received a promise of cable TV .service before the next year is out.
The problem with Selma was officially resolved in March 2, when the two cities signed an agreement
in the 45th District Court stating that Selma "no longer claims any right” to the land which Garden Ridge had always claimed in its own half-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The judgment came after Selma resolved a similar dispute with San Antonio. The larger city claimed that Selma had annexed across its own ETJ to get to Garden Ridge’s. In late 1981, Selma agreed to back up to the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad. This pulled it out of both the other cities’ ETJs, and made Garden Ridge’s previous lawsuit moot. But Mayor Betty McGranahan wanted to see a disclaimer in writing before she was willing to let it drop.
San Antonio lawyer Harvey L. Hardy had been called in to work
with City Attorney Don Wright on the suit. On May 18, Council elected not to renew Wright’s contract, and to retain Hardy instead
City Council elections proceeded with a minimum of campaign hoopla. Three aldermen (Jerry Krupp, Howell Jones and E J. Fiedler) stepped down voluntarily, to be replaced by Keith Richter. David Hencshel and former city secretary Bobbie I.andrum. The only contest was between Richter and Tom Nelson, a dark horse who filed at tin-last minute and was defeated on April 3.
The new council, spurred on by the Planning and Zoning Commission, got busy right away on the annexation issue. By mid-August, they
had a petition signed by 64 residents of the targeted neighborhood 50 in favor of annexation, and 14 against Those against, and a few more who claimed they had never been asked to sign, turned out iii force at the public hearings lield Sept 2 and 3 - one at City Hall, and the other in Don Ashby’s front yard on Gloxinia, just outside the city limits Prospective citizens fired some hot questions at the council And it may be they were happy with the answers, because no one showed up to complain on Get 6, when the council took its final unanimous vote on the annexation ordinance EM <i252, otherwise known as
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