New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Circle K suspect jailed for robbery
A 30-year-old man suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Jan. 14 robbery of a Circle K store at 1289 W. San Antonio.
Mike P. Sanchez of 1279 Clruene Loop Road was served with a warrant early Wednesday afternoon, placed under arrest and booked into the Comal County Jail under charges of aggravated robbery. Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart set bond at $15,000.
He had not posted bond as of press time Thursday.
The warrant was issued by
Judge Ronald Zipp, County Court-at-I^w. It was served by Comal County Sheriff’s Investigator Gilbert Villarreal and Police Detective Jim Buntyn. City officers are still investigating.
This particular Circle K was robbed for the second time in five weeks on Jan. 14. A tall Latin male entered the store at 12:47 a.m., showed the clerk a knife and left with an undetermined amount of cash. Authorities thought he drove away in a maroon Oldsmobile with a white vinyl top.
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Dredging still halted; SA. firm may aid project
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A ray of sunshine may soon break through the clouds over the Landa l^ike channel dredging project.
“There will be no more silt taken out this week,” Parks Director Court Thieleman said Thursday, “because of the weather mainly.”
Since Monday, dredging efforts for the channel between the main area of luanda Park and the peninsula with the circular drive have been plagued with weather-related problems. Varying depths of mud on the channel bottom hampered front-end loaders pushing the silt across the channel to a gradall on the peninsula side of the channel bank.
The water level of the channel didn't drop as much
as anticipated either, and combined with the varying mud depths, placed the front-end loaders in danger of sevprp mechanical damage.
The gradall (a machine with a bucket on an arm) working from the peninsula side of the bank has worked “beautifully,” Thielernan said. Unfortunately, the gradall arm only reaches so far. and getting the silt from the other side of the channel to the gradall turned out to be a problem Tuesday. That’s much of why dredging work was halted after lunch Tuesday.
Wednesday may have provided a ray of sunshine for the project. “We have found a company that does this for a living. They have a 82-ton truc k crane on rubber tires with a clam bucket attached to a boom,” Thieleman said. “The boom goes out IOO feet, so it could reach all the way across the channel
from the bank. This company does this type of Hun.
cleaning out swamps, dredging channels and lakes, and even making lakes for a living, and they have an operator for this piece of equipment Another attractive aspect of the new development is the' cost - said to be approximate!) half of what the city was slated to pay for three trucks, out tpuck loader, and one gradall for two weeks' rent The company has also indicated it ; auld complete the work in as little as five days. The project was coordinated, from its beginning as an idea, with a Utilities repair effort of some intake grate at the hydroelectric plant. To repair the grates, the watci level was dropped some 40-48 inches A update report on the dredging project is slated for Monday night’s City Council meeting lim I- ■ .M added.
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Vol. 92 — No. 14 14 Pages
January 20, 1983 25 cents
Social Security proposal faces determined foes
WASHINGTON i AIM The Social Security reform commission’s final report on a plan to save the retirement system is arriving at the White House and the Capitol with opponents vowing to fight recommended payroll tax hikes and levies on benefits.
Also included in the final report due today is a strong recommendation from nine of the panel’s 15 members to gradually raise the retirement age from 65 to 66 in the early years of the next century, meaning those born in 1949 or later would have to wait an extra year to begin collecting full retirement benefits.
Sen. William L. Armstrong, R-Colo., said Wednesday the proposals of the National Commission on Social Security Reform, once they are understood by “middle America, on Main Street and all over the country,” will prompt howls of outrage and in my judgment encourage Congress to make some
The commission’s plan, unveiled Saturday, would generate $169 billion in new revenues or reduced expenses between now and the end of 1989. in part by higher payroll taxes and a six-month delay in this July’s cost-of-living increase, expected to be about 5 percent. The plan won a 12-3 commission vote anti the endorsement of President Reagan and congressional leaders.For commentary, see Page 4
Armstrong, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee on Social Security and one of the three who voted against the rescue plan, said in a written dissent included with the panel’s final report that it relies too heavily on taxes.
“Including revenue* nom expanded coverage, higher taxes account for 75 percent of the proposed
deficit reduction between now and 1990 — $126 billion out of the $169 billion total," Armstrong said. “In the long run, the balance is even more lopsided. Tax increases constitute 91 percent of the commission’s total recommendation.”
Armstrong also attacked a provision of the pact which would tax benefits going to retirees with an income of $20,000 or more.
The other commission dissenters were Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas. and former Rep. Joe Waggoner. D-U.
Even before the final report was released, commission sources w ho asked not to be quoted by name said a majority was recommending that the retirement age of 65 be gradually pushed up one month a year soon after the turn of the century until it reached 66 in tho year 2015. Tho aim would be to
See COMPROMISE. Page 14
Grand Jury lists 17 indictments
The Comal County Grand Jury returned 17 indictments against the same number of individuals Wednesday.
Included in those 17 were five re*indictments: Richard Ross Bowen Jr., of Route 9, Box 172-K, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated subsequent offense; and Elizabeth Ann Smith (also known as Elizabeth Ann Cook i and David Frank Cook, both of 126 Thread Needle, San Antonio, each indicted for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft —■ two counts.
Other re-indictments were: Ruben Escobedo of P.O. Iiox 1013, Lockhart, for burglary of a habitation, and Mack Anthony Brunette of 2524 Landwood Way, Sacramento, Calif., for aggravated robbery. Brunette’s charge stems from the March 16 beating of Dr. Jack Bcrgfeld at his home.
Arturo Angel Anzola of 8727 Fredericksburg Road. No. 2016. San Antonio, was indicted for attempted capital murder on a peace officer. The charge stems from a Dec. 21 incident, iii which Arizola is accused of trying to hit a Selma police officer with an automobile.
Jose “Joe” Delgado of 2552 W Katy, New Braunfels, was indicted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, in connection with the Dec. 9 robbery of the Circle K Store on W San Antonio St.
Other indictments included: Charles Martin Jr., Star Route 2. Box 225, Canyon I-ake, burglary of a vehicle; Kenneth Delong (also known as Mike Naylor), 804 Dale, San Marcos, passing a forged prescription; Pedro Romero Gomez, 404 Hill, New Braunfels, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Also, Rudy Mario Vallejo. 108 Rodriguez, New
Braunfels, burlgary of a habitation with intent to commit indecency with a child; Linda Menchaea, 1854 Michigan. New Braunfels, forgery by passing; Marsha Gardner I also know n as Cathy Wessler), 180 Willow Dr., McQueeney, theft over $200 but less than $10.(HK).
Also. Terry Joe Theis, P.O. Box 13150, San Antonio, burglary of a non-habitation; Paul Jay Amos. 202 Rhoades I^ane, No. 202, Wimberley, attempted indecency w ith a child; Terry Lee Pratt. Star Route 3, Box 26A, Sattler, driving while intoxicated subsequent offense; and Thomas Logan Westerfield, 5038 Court Road, Houston, possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.
The Grand Jury no-billed Jon Seaux and William Huelster.
Golfers Dave Brant (left) arui Millry Yourn; do u Intl* golf balls iii a water hazard at the Lancia Paik C Wednesday afternoon. The two Minnesota * sn among the few players on the com st; Wed ne sd. peratures dropped into the* 30s However, the photographer the weather ftilt warm to them
Gunn named manager after Ellis terminated
By CINDY RICHARDSON Staff writer
Nora Gunn, whose appointment became effective this week, is the third person to run the Humane Soc iety Animal Shelter in a little over a month Gunn was named manager after Tina Ellis, former manager, w as terminated.
Ellis is confused about the matter. “I don’t know why I was canned.” she said. The action came after the Executive Board of the Humane Society met Monday night. The former manager called one of the board members to find out how the meeting had gone and was told, “Tina, I’m sorry about this.” She was not officially notified of the action until later because she left the Shelter upset.
"I may be an old country girl,” Ellis
said, "but I'm no dummy I had a feeing it was coining. I could tell something wa-wrong. The first week yeas great everyone was thrilled with what I won doing. The second week thine started going downhill
“Nothing was discussed with me I just don’t understand it,’ she continued I did everything by the book the way the) wanted I really loved my job. I loved those animals. I wouldn't have done tin job d I hadn’t.”
“The lady wasn’t quite qualified to (ill the job,” said Society |»resident Erne Hassold. “She was on a 90-da> probation After her month’s employment, ti e aid deliberated on the matter and felt it was tune to make a change. The Board felt it was tune to do something. Her love for animals was great
“I ve never been given a chance to l ur the Shelter,” Uhs said Iwasiievei giver control. I guarantee that I could have run tile Shelter if I had l>een given control I was really looking forward to working there and getting to know everyone According to the January ncwslettci published by the Humane Soviet). Ellis in a “lady that has lot.-, ol experience with animals, and shows love to them ail She and Nora Gum) an* both we ll trained and doing the* Shelter the' tv pe* et) job we- need The newsletter, published before* Uhs was terminated, goes on to sa), lino in also an excellent animal groomer, wine ii she’s doing plenty of at the* Shelle r » \\ lien I talked to lieu a few minutes ago. she was bathing and grooming a St. Bernard
Set*SHELTER, Page ll
InsideE.T. banned for children in three countries
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden, Finland and Norway have banned youngsters from the movie “E T.” — the smash-hit fantasy tale that Swedish censors call a close encounter of the “frightening” kind.
The Swedish Board of Film C’ensorship, backed by child psychologists, limited audiences to those above age ll, claiming “E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial” portrays adults as enemies of children.
The official age limit in Finland is 8, and in Norway 12. In the United States, the movie carries a
rating of “Parental Guidance’ suggested, which does not impose a strict age limit.
Danish film censors, who restricted the “Star Wars” movies and most other science fiction films to those 12 and above, gave “E T.' the green light.
The Steven Spielberg movie shows Earth-bound children giving shelter to the stranded, gawky alien, E T. for short.
It has delighted millions in the United States, set off a Christmas-time “E T.” craze, and now is sweeping countries throughout the world
The ban on young children from the movie here prompted some young Swedes to hit the sidewalk with protest placards to show their displeasure.
“Away with the 11-year limit,” “Children’s films are made for children,” and “We want E.T.” read some of the children’s picket signs in front of a major Stockholm theater where the movie opened Dec. IO.
The movie’s distributors say they doubt the bans
See E.T., Page 14
It’ll be cold, with occasional drizzle or rain right through Friday Temperatures should stay just above freezing. Winds today will tx* out of the northeast at 10-la miles per hour.
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Nora Gunn is the new manager of the Anima! Shelter