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By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
Local contractor Esther Seidel and incumbent City Councilmember Barbara Tieken added their names to the April 7 election ballot Friday.
With five candidates now running
for three at-large seats, New Braunfels voters have a contest on their hands. And the filing deadline isn’t until March 7.
Seidel and Tieken joined local dentist Kenneth Joe Kuehler, designer Rolf Moore and retired resort owner Robert Henry in the
Tieken is the only incumbent to file so far. She is finishing her second term on the council, and says she really had no trouble making up her mind to run again.
“I believe that our most important resource is people ... and I feel that I
represent the people,” Tieken said. She thinks New Braunfels’ healthy industrial development can be directly attributed to the fact that ‘‘we have a fine work force here,” and also to the fact that New Braunfels is a nice place to live.
“We want to retain our charm. We
don’t want to forfeit that in the name of progress,” Tieken said. “I ran on the quality-of-life platform six years ago, and I haven’t changed.”
Tieken feels important issues in the years to come will be the IH 35 growth corridor, “what to do about the Edwards (Aquifer)” and continuing
efforts to clean up the Comal and Guadalupe rivers.
Tieken is the only incumbent to file so far. Mayor Pro Tem I^verne Eberhard and Councilmember Donnie Seay are also up for re-
See FILINGS, Page UA .
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SUNDAY February 12, 1984
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Shuttle returns after 7-day trip
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - With “a dream of a touchdown," Challenger wound up a flight of high drama and deep disappointments Saturday, landing for the first time at its Florida home port so it can return to space more quickly.
“We’ve been wanting for a long time to be the first to land at America’s spaceport,” said commander Vance Brand, who guided the 101-ton shuttle to a textbook landing on the Kennedy Space Center runway.
It was a perfect end to an imperfect flight. Two satellites launched from the shuttle failed to rise to a usable orbit, and a tracking balloon burst before it could be used But Flight IO also saw the spectacular first unrestrained sojourn in space by a human.
The ship sent twin sonic booms rolling across the flat Florida landscape as it came in high and fast over pad 39A where it had lifted off eight days earlier. It made a spectacular looping turn to runway 15, gliding down on the center line of the 15,000 foot strip, stopping with 3,300 feet to spare at exactly the predicted time: 6:16 a m. CST. It had been aloft for seven days, 23 hours, 16 minutes and traveled 3.3 million miles.
There were a few scorch marks on the fuselage and a few tiles missing near the tail section, but Challenger was pronounced “in great shape," after its fourth flight. “That was a dream of a touchdown,” said Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, the shuttle boss
A red carpet was rolled to the stairs for Brand, pilot Robert Gibson, space walkers Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart and mission specialist Ronald McNair. They left their space plane, smiling, waving and in apparent good health.
Eight of the nine previous flights have landed on a California desert; the other touched down in New Mexico. Each then required a cross-country piggyback flight on a jumbo jet that cost up to eight days in “turnaround time.”
With a landing here, the shuttle needed only to be towed five miles to the building where it undergoes repair and refurbishment. Agency officials confidently predicted an April 4 launching for the next mission, the shortest turnaround yet.
“We have been trying for a long time to get this vehicle back into Kennedy and this of course marks an all-time first; that we have launched and landed at the same place,” said NASA administrator James Beggs. “No one has done that before anywhere in the world.”
Things started badly for the crew of flight IO. First one $75 million communications satellite, then a second, was launched with great precision from the shuttle cargo bay. Both failed to achieve a 22,300-mile geosynchronous orbit, apparently because of common malfunctions in their attached rocket stages.
See SHUTTLE, Page 14AUnder fire
American woman wounded in Beirut
BEIRUT, lebanon (AP) — Mortar and sniper fire disrupted the evacuation (rf Americans and other civilians fleeing the strife-torn capital Saturday. A ricocheting bullet wounded one woman as more than 400 evacuees were airlifted to U.S. warships offshore
When the shelling stopped the evacuation resumed.
At Joumeh, 12 miles north of Beirut, hundreds more foreign nationals were trucked in by French and Italian troops from west Beirut as machine gun bursts rattled in the distance. They boarded landing craft that took them out to sea where they will board ships bound for Cyprus.
At the end of the two-day evacuation operation, 2,400 civilians had been lifted out of the capital.
Police said army troops and rightist Christian Ptialange militiamen in east Beirut traded machine gun and mortar fire with Shiite Moslem and Druse nulitiamen across the “green line” frontier in west Beirut throughout the day.
There also was heavy overnight fighting around the U S. Marine base at Beirut’s airport, but the Marines, awaiting orders to withdraw offshore, were not involved.
Saudi mediator Rafik Hariri returned to the capital and met with President Amin Gemayel and Foreign Minister Elie Salem, the state radio said.
The talks focused on ways to resolve the crisis in Lebanon, where Syrian-backed Moslem militias captured west Beirut in street battles with the lebanese army early last week. The fighting continued Saturday along the “green line” dividing mostly Moslem west Beirut and the Christian-controlled eastern sector.
“There are discussions under way trying to open up the political process again, to get people talking, to get the guns to stop firing,” U.S. Ambassador Reginald Bartholomew said.
Bartholomew spoke with reporters in front of the U.S. Embassy on west Beirut’s seafront boulevard, where the evacuation by U.S. helicopter took place. He came out twice — first after two shells crashed nearby and again when a ricocheting sniper bullet grated a woman evacuee below her right ear.
U.S. Embassy press secretary John Stewart said the wounded woman was believed to be British. He gave no other information about her.
See MIDEAST, Page 14A
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Cool days entice children to just swing around This youngster was doing just that during playtime at the New Braunfels Montessori School, 1096 W Bridge St., this week
Council to get new homestead tax petition
Citizens in favor (rf th# 40 percent homestead tax exemption will bring a new petition to City Council Monday night. A public hearing will be held on the 1983-64 revenue sharing budget, and New Braun
fels’ extraterritorial jurisdiction may be extended to two miles beyond the city limits.
The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in its City Hall chamber to consider action on these and other matters.
City Manager E.N. Delashmutt has drawn up a preliminary budget for an anticipated $225,000 in federal revenue sharing funds. But council has the final say on how it will be spent, and groups desiruig a share of this
money for some specific purpose will get an opportunity to speak Monday night Council will also hold a public hearing on a
See COUNCTU Page 14A
Canyon student brings back a bit of Washington
By DEBBIE DetOACH Staff writer
Senior Matt Kyle wont be keeping all his souvenirs from a recent student trip to Washington, D.C. He wants to give the red, wjute and blue one to Canyon High School.
“I don’t know when yet, but I plan on presenting the flag to Mr. (Larry) Moehnke (principal) and the student body,” Kyle said Friday. “It s not just a plain ol’ flag either. It flew over the Capitol.”
Each student delegate on the Washington, D.C., trip was given
a flag that had seen Capitol-waving duty, along with a $2,000 college scholarship and a souvenir medallion made to look like an Olympic medal.
Kyle plans to use his scholarship while attending Austin College in Sherman.
To put his name in the hat for the trip, Kyle said all he did was fill out an application. The rest was up to the United States Senate Youth Program, which picked two delegates from each state, two from overseas and two from Washington, D.C.
Kyle, who is CHS student council president, was the first
delegate ever chosen from this area
“It felt outstanding to be picked,” he said “They’ve been doing this for 22 years, so only 44 students from Texas have ever gone, and it’s still hard to believe I was one of them.”
The student delegation stayed in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28-Feb. 4. All expenses were paid by the William Randolph Hearst
“I was real impressed with the Hearst family,” Kyle said. “Mrs. George Hearst called
everybody’s Mom and Dad when we arrived, and kept telling us to
call her Mom while we were there She was a neat lady.” There were some disappointments on the trip, though Kyle said a mock legislative session wasn’t possible, and close encounters with Texas representatives John Tower and IJoyd Bentsen were called off.
"But we did get to sit in Tip O’Neill’s chair on the House floor," Kyle said. “That was neat, unagimng I was speaker of the House “And on our VIP tour of the White House,” he added, “we got
See KYLE. Page MASoviet leaders mourn death of Andropov
MOSCOW i AP i — Soviet leaders gathered at the bier of the late President Yuri Andropov Saturday to begin the public ritual of a state funeral. But the solemn-faced Kremlin rulers kept secret which one of them would be named to replace Andropov as Kremlin leader.
Konstantin Chernenko. 72. the party ideologist, led Politburo members into Moscow 's House of Unions to pay respects to Andropov, w hose bods lay in state on an elevated bier banked with flowers Andropov's wife, dressed in black and leaning on the arms of her son and daughter, was embraced by the Politburo members. The dimly lighted hall, like the wind-whipped city of Moscow, was draped in reds and blacks - the colors of communism and of mourning.
Chernenko was picked to arrange Andropov’s Bed Square burial at noon on Tuesday, a task traditionally given to the successor.
But Western diplomats and Soviets alike were not assuming Chernenko w ill be the next leader of the 18-million member Communist Party, which determines foreign and domestic policy for the country Andropov died Thursday after onl> 15 months rn power, the shortest tenure of aru leader in Soviet history He was absent from public view for nearly six months, trying to govern Uh* country of 280 million people from his sickbed Other possible successors include two of the Politburo’s younger members, Grigori Komanov. 61, and Mikhail Gorbachev, 52.
The decision may have been made already, but it was expected <me would be announced by Monday so the new Communist Party general secretary could greet those coming to Moscow for the funeral Western diplomats believed the decision would hinge on whether the Politburo preferred to stick with one of the elder members of the inner circle or to elevate a member of the y ounger generation Andropov, head of the KGB secret police for 15 years, was named to succeed Brezhnev as party leader two days after Brezhnev s death on Non IO. 1962 He took over Brezhnev s other main post. the presidency, in June 1983 After taking power on Nov. 12, 1982, Andropov cracked down on corruption and slackness from the last years of Brezhnev’s rule The drive apparently was popular among Soviets But Andropov’s forceful start gradually slowed, blunted both by deep-rooted inertia in Uh* Soviet sy stem and by his dec lining health His brief tenure was marked by a deterioration of relaUons with the United States and the breakdown of talks on limiting nuclear weapons The Soviet media featured tributes to Andrbpov, praising him for his hard wurk, patriotism and devotion to leninism and the party
President Keagan decided not to attend the funeral The official U S delegation is headed by Vice President George Bush and also includes Senate Majority leader Sen Howard Baker and Arthur Hartman. U S ambassador to tile Soviet Union
But Keagan did signal his desire to meet with the new Soviet leader.
Winds will shift to the northwest by sunrise today, blowing at 10-15 miles per hour for clearing skies and a high in the uud-70s Tonight and Monday will be fair, with a low near 40 degrees and a high in the mid-70s Sunrise today w ill be at 7:13 am
NAACP Turns 75
Its fight has grown less glamorous and its victories less dramatic, but the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization says the vigor remains in its struggle for racial equality, begun 7$ years ago today .See Page 12A
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