New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Pilots go extra mile **2 to rescue Navy flier
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) —Two U.S. A-10 jets spent eight hours in the air — refueling four limes — and rattled an Iraqi truck with machine-gun Tire before rescuing a Navy pilot downed behind enemy lines, military officials say.
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Local teams play host to state-ranked teams
Two of the local basketball teams will be hosting unbeaten and state-ranked district leaders tonight. The New Braunfels girls take on Seguin, while Canyon's boys host Schertz Clemens. The Smithson Valley Rangers, on the other hand, are at home * against winless Bastrop._See Page 7
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Report say Lewis paid taxes with funds
AUSTIN (AP) — A special political account of House Speaker Oib Lewis paid more than $14,500 in taxes to the federal government since 1986, the Austin American-Statesman reported today.
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Vol. 139, No. 49
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
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Cloudy conditions continue with a chance for some sunny breaks and only a slight possibility of rain. The high today could reach near 50 before it falls to an overnight low of 43. On Wednesday and for the next several days, highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s .ire anticipated.
Vehicle window etching, sponsored by the Startzville Business Owners Association and All Star Glass, will be offered from noon lo 4 p.m. Wednesday. At a cost of $12, vehicle identification numbers will be engraved on each window of your car, truck or van to discourage car thefts. Proceeds of about $5 per car will go to the Startzville Business Owners Sports Complex. The etching will be conducted at Auto, Truck Sc Marine Supply (Bumper to Bumper), 7768 FM 2673 in Startzville....
Agencies United for Child Abuse Prevention will meet Thursday at noon at the VEH Dining Room in the basement of the Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. Persons should bring quarterly reports. To make reservations call Claudette Doherty at 629-2163.
Volunteer workers arc needed by the Bargain Box of St. Johns Church at Casten and Coll streets. The store serves the community by offering second-hand clothing and small household items at reduced prices. The Bargain Box helps a number of local organizations with financial aid — Community Service Center, the Children's Emergency Shelter, S.O.S., Family Crisis Center and special needs of the community.
Workers may volunter one-half day every week. Store hours are Wednesday through Friday 9:30 a m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the Bargain Box at 629-1831, Jessie Lyons at 625-7663, or Marydcan Motz at 629-2165....
The installation of a main water line from the Grucne Water Treatment Plant to storage areas means some traffic will be affected on Austin Street, Lakeview Boulevard, Torrey Street, Central Avenue, Houston Avenue, Union Avenue, Klingemann Street, River Road, and Elizabeth Avenue. Today is the second day of three days of construction on the Landa Park Golf Course and notice of street closures is expected 48 hours in advance....
A residence at 205 S. West End was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The alarm was received at 3:12 p.m. and four engine companies and two emergency medical services units (with approximately 21 firefighters) were dispatched to fight the blaze, which apparently was started after a hot hair dryer was placed on a pile of clothes. The fire began in a bedroom, but spread to the kitchen and another bedroom. Lt. Robert Reed said damages are estimated at approximately $25,000. Homeowner Hortencia Murillo and her family were not at home when the fire started. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Officers among many paying tribute to Boeck
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
Hundreds of police officers, family and friends gathered in New Braunfels Monday to bid farewell to former police chief Burney C. Boeck.
“The community of New Braunfels will miss him dearly,” said the Rev. Jim Hinkhouse, who officiated at the standing room only services at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Iraqi troops ignite Kuwaiti oil facility
Representatives and officers from the Drug Enforcement Agency; FBI; Houston, Live Oak, Garden Ridge, Seguin, Marion, and Kerrville police departments; and the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office attended. Sheriff Jack Bremer also attended, but had his deputies work for New Braunfels police officers so they could
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DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP)
The forces of Saddam Hussein, igniting the Middle East's lifeblood, blew up a Kuwaiti oil facility, the U.S. military said today. Two major Kuwaiti storage tanks also were ablaze.
In Iraq, two more men identified as captive American airmen were displayed on television and presumably will join the other prisoners of war who arc being used as human shields at strategic sites.
The U.S. Patriot missile, meanwhile, flashed into action, blasting a scries of Iraqi Scuds out of Saudi skies. The attacks were the latest in a scries of fruitless Iraqi barrages with Scud-type missiles.
U.S. warplanes roared off runways again this morning at a foggy air base in eastern Saudi Arabia, continuing their nonstop bombing campaign against Iraq. And the air force of Qatar, Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich neighbor, joined the fray for the first time.
Navy planes attacked several Iraqi boats on Monday, according to Army Ll. Col. Grog Pepin. At a briefing today, Pepin said one Iraqi mine-layer was left dead in the water, another boat was sunk and two others were chased away in the northern Persian Gulf.
The Baghdad government, in a military communique carried by Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency, claimed today that residential areas in Baghdad and other cities had been hit by more than 20 allied air raids overnight. Baghdad radio also assailed what it called the allied "crime of aggression" against sacred Muslim shrines.
Word that Kuwaiti oil facilities were ablaze was an ominous development. In September, six weeks after it seized Kuwait, Iraq had threatened to turn the region’s oil fields into an inferno if it was challenged.
Air Force Isl Ll. Casey Mahon, a spokesman for the U.S. military command in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, said aerial photography showed oil wells and storage tanks had been blown up at the al-Wafra facility in southern Kuwait, just across the Saudi border.
"We do have evidence that Iraq is damaging or destroying some of these
facilities," he said.
Pepin also said oil storage tanks were on fire today at a pair of major facilities, Shuaiba and Mina Abdullah, next to each other about 60 miles
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Local woman, daughter flee from Saudi Arabia
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
After flying out from an airport in Dhahran during the weekend, a local woman ami her daughter are now safe and sound in New Braunfels today.
Tm glad I got out now,” said Jayne Dimick. who arrived in New Braunfels with her 7-year-old daughter late last night. Her husband Dan Dimick, who works for a Saudi Arabian oil company, remains in the Middle East.
“You came home to get away from the stress, but being away from your family (is stressful),” she said. “We’ll have to work that out.... It was a hard decision."
Mrs. Dimick, the daughter of Comal County Treasurer R.A. “Bart” Bartholomew ami Ann Bartholomew, left for Saudi Arabia in September
with her husband and daughter, four months before war broke out. They lived about an hour north of Dhahran
at one of the oil company’s satellite facilities.
“I never felt like my life was in danger until I tried to go to the airport," she said about living at the facility.
Hours before war broke out last week in the Middle East, Mrs. Dimick and her daughter Daisy tried to leave cm a commercial airplane from the airport in Dhahran.
“The air raid siren went off while we were sitting in the airport so we had to go and hide,” she said about her first attempt to leave. "The war had started ”
She returned home until her second chance to get out came along.
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GERA awards expansion bids
The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority board of directors has awarded a bid for expansion of the Port Lavaca Treatment Plant to Temple Associates of Diboll.
The successful bid of $2,612,000 was accepted during the Jan. 17 meeting. According to GBRA General Manager John H. Specht, the bid was under the project engineers’ estimate of $2,640,000
In other bidding matters:
• Hi-Tech of Bcssner, Ala., was awarded a bid in the amount of $126,294 for sludge collection equipment;
• EA I Corporation of Westerville, Ohio, was awarded a bid in the amount of $83,014 fpr flocculation equipment; and
• GBRA opted to rebid three other equipment contracts since bidders had taken cxpection to some of the requirements.
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Board again names Taylor
Re-elected chairman of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority in its Jan. 17 meeting was John C. Taylor of Seguin. Other officers are Joseph P. “Pat" Kelly of Victoria, vice chai mum, and Jen Ripley of Gonzales, secretary-treasurer.
Taylor, representing Guadalupe County, has served as board chairman for the past two years. He previously served as vice-chairman and secretary-Lreasurer He first served on the GBRA board of directors from 1970-79 and was reappointed by thcn-Gov. Mark White in 1985. Publisher emeritus of the Seguin Qazette-En ter prise, Taylor is founder of Teats Newspaper Advertising Bureau.
Kelly, a Victoria resident representing Victoria County, was reappointed to the board in 1985 after
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Colonial Manor Care Center is hosting a Family Pot Luck Supper Friday at 6 p.m. Bring a vegetable and dessert and have some fun with the folks at Colonial Manor. Call Iris at 625-7526 to RSVP by Thursday if you want to go. She says they’ll have everything but the kitchen sink....
The Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library have started the year off already planning for next fall. Friends are collecting books for the annual October book sale which raises much-needed money for library projects. So when you arc spring cleaning, hang onto those books. If you have some to donate, they may be left at the Dittlinger Memorial Library, 373
Magazine, or call Betty at ■
620-0217.,.. Welding work
Piojec^oTaduarion mrctiS^foTSl sparks fly at Fischbeck Tractor and Welding Shop in New Braunfels as Jack Sager, left, and Gary
Edwards work on a be6m. The large metal component will be included in some modifications at Mill Store tee STAMMT18CH, Peg* 2 Plaza, a spokesman Indicated. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)