New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 30, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Richards favors lower pari-mutuel state tax
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Ann Richards says she favors lowering the slate’s lax on pan-mutuel wagering, a move horse racing proponents call essential to establishing major race tracks in Texas.
Homemade sweets for your sweetheart.
Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away. Start planning now and have sonic fun making homemade sweets such as Chocolate Covered Candies for >our sweetheart.
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NB crushes Indians; CHS rallies past Bears
New Braunfels’ girls basketball team wort us fourth District 25-5A game Tuesday night with a victory over Harlaiklalc. while Canyon’s boys notched their second 264A win by completing a season
sweep of Bastrop.
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Vol. 139, No. 55
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377 880) 512-625-9144
Jan. 30. 1991
One Section, 16 Pages
Major ground assault repelled
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How a Warthog’ Kills Tanks
This elose-support aircraft would play a prima role in a Gulf war: to protect ground troops by destroying Iraqi tanks. The plane, which earned its nickname for its ungainly appearance, has never been tested in combat.
By LESLIE DREYFOUS AP National Writer
America’s gaze shifted momentarily from the Persian Gulf war to a podium at the nation’s Capitol. Eyes fixed on President Bush, searching him for some reassurance in the face of tough times at home and war abroad.
Many around the nation found w hat they were loping for in the president’s address Tuesday. He spoke with confidence, promising victories both in the battle against Iraq and against economic recession. He spoke of justice.
But some citizens waited for more than inspirational words.
“And in that way it was disappointing,” said Oncal Russ of Pinehurst, N.C., whose son is with the Army in Saudi Arabia. “I can’t get it out of my mind, this thinking I’m doing about the real state of the union.*’
The nation’s majority stands behind the U.S. troops facing down Saddam Hussein, but many families and communities on the home front themselves feel under siege.
“The president’s words arc heroic and the rhetoric is great. I don’t want to be pessimistic,’’ said Ross, whose southern town is among many that have been hit by recession. “But his ideas arc easier spoken than accomplished.'*
“I’m just glad he’s getting the support,” Clarice Parvcr of suburban Atlanta said after Bush’s tribute to the troops prompted members of Congress to their feet. “I just think we should unite together and be strong.” At the William D. Doyle Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Boston, Mary
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DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (.AP) — U.S. Marines fired anti-tank weapons and called in air strikes to repel a three-pronged attack by tank-led Iraqi forces today. Eight to IO Marines were killed and heavy Iraqi casualties were reported. l .S. military officials said.
The Marines were the first American ground forces to die in battle in the 2-wcek-oId war with Iraq. lite clash, which started Tuesday night, began when Iraqi tanks were spotted moving into Saudi Arabia and was the hea\ lest ground fighting so far in the Persian Gulf War.
•Vs the ground battle broke out, air-sca clashes were reported in the gulf, and bomb-laden allied warplanes thundered off runwass in Saudi Arabia to strike targets deep in Iraq.
A Pentagon source character!/cd the Iraqi ground action as a “probing attack” aimed at assessing allied strength and weaknesses tun meant to seize .aid hold ground.
Reports from Marines on the ground spoke of hand to hand combat in the streets of the Saudi bolder town of Khafji. Marine Ll. Col. Cliff Myers described the fighting as “hclla cions” as the Marines battled Iraqis in the moonlight.
About 20 Iraqi armored vehicles were destroyed and 25 Iraqi soldiers were reported captured, according to pool reports.
The battle began around midnight when a small Iraqi force crossed the Kuwait border into Khafji, where they were engaged by troop' from die tiny gulf state of Qatar. Hie Qataris destroyed two Iraqi tanks and took IO prisoners, preliminary reports said.
Man held briefly in drug case
A New Braunfels man was released from Comal County Jail Tuesday after his arrest Monday night on drug possession charges,
New Braunfels Police officers, along with the Canine Unit, detectives and narcotics officers, executed a search w arrant at the home of Manm Ortiz, 25, of 121 N. Kowald, between 9 and IO pan. Monday. Ortiz was charged with possession of marijuana over 4 ounces and under 5 pounds, which is a felony.
Seized in the ancst were scales, drug paraphernalia and weapons, said New Braunfels Police Chief C R. “Dick**Hearten.
Judge David Perkins issued the scatdt wanant and Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R.G. “Doe” Blanchard set his NhhI at $25,000,
While the rain should move out of the area today, it likely will leave behind the cold air that carried it in. Conditions should be breezy, with a high of 44 or 45, dropping to an overnight low of about 28. Thursday should turn off clear and sunny, with the high climbing to about 53 and a low near the freezing mark. Friday and Saturday should be warmer, with daytime highs near 60 — but that probably won’t keep the lows out
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Haws Editor
A Dallas architectural firm now will begin putting price tags on some preliminary plans for recreational usages of property adjacent to Landa Park.
The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board conducted a public hearing Tuesday night to receive input to be used in the development of a masterplan for the future development of the 18 acres leased from the Lower Colorado River Authority, adjacent to Landa Park.
The 50-year lease contract requires the city to develop such a plan.
Dennis Sims of J.T. Dunkin and Associates of Dalits presented a number of ideas for the park such as a bo tan ii cal garden, aquatic garden, plaza area with fountain, open play area, the extension of the train tracks from Landa Park, jogging trail, amphitheater, floral gardens, green houses, picnic facilities and shelters and additional parking.
“It’s probably not going to come from a bond issue. It's probably not going to be coming from any kind of
tux increase,’’ said David Whatley, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, about how the development would be funded.
“We would ny to do whatever we could in-house,” Whatley said after the meeting. "Trying to come up with the funding is going to probably be one of the hardest steps “
Whatley said he hopes area clubs, grants and other resources would be available to help fund the park development.
“(Sims) is ny mg to define the project where we can take biles out of it,"
he said. "Hopefully we will be able to, if someone says we have S20.000, then we could do a picnic table or nash can and 500 feet of sidewalk (for example).”
After a masterplan is formulated and approved b> New Braunfels City Council, the proposed plan will be presented to LCRA for review ami final approval.
"For us to be even able to open this up to the public just for green space, if there’s not any really facilities on it.
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
The aggravated robbery null of Richard Jerome Taliaferro continued toda> w uh hts former roommate testifying site was with him when he alleged!) robbed and shot a local convenience store clerk in August of last year.
Tile tan inside the Pit Stop and he came back and In* was running with the cash register.’’ said Janice O’Cain of San Kntonio
O’Cain said she and Taliaferro and her two children, ages V and IO. were driving to Austin when the) pulled into the parking lot of the Pit Slop Food Mart, located in New Braunfels at Ruckle Road and Interstate 35.
She testified she did not know Taliaferro was going to rob the clerk She said the defendant ran out of the store and threw the cash register into the back seat on her two children.
“He did shoot that man in the store," she said. “Mc and my kids are scared to death.”
O’Cain said she met Taliaferro in July 1990. He was arrested Sept. 5, 1990, in San Antonio and charged with the crime.
District Atiomc) Bill Reinter continued calling witnesses to the stand at
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entities meet Thursday
Anyone from an organization that would like to participate in a proposed gathering supporting the troops on March 2 in Landa Park is invited to attend an organizational meeting tonight at 7 p m. at Ascot Travel on Landa Street. Cheryl Scott, whose son is in the Navy and is serving in the Middle East, has talked with several folks with the city and will be seeking City Council approval on Feb. ll to host the “support fair” in the park. She has been in cornea with the American Legion, VFW, Lions Cub, Rotary Club, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and others who are interested. She also plans to have bands, the bloodmo-
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• Comal County Commissioners Court will meet Thursday in a workshop at 9 a m. and convene into regular session at IO a m. The court meets on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex in the Commissioners Court Courtroom.
• New Graupel* Utilities Board of Trustees will meet Thursday night to take care of some routine matters. Employee Jesus fbarra is retiring
after 38 years with NBU and he will be recognized at the meeting. Also on the agenda are approval of charged-oft accounts for the second quarter of 1990; approval to authorize the sale of an old site on South Comal Avenue; authorization to purchase electric inventory materials and a flash-point analyzer; authorization to bid for
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Registration now under way for TLC’s Krost Symposium
SEGUIN — Those wishing to attend Texas Lutheran College’s 1991 Krost Symposium have until Feb. I to register at a discounted rate.
Registrations for the symposium and one evening meal will go up from $50 to $60 after thai date.
The 11th annual Krost Symposium, 'Toward 2000: Issues In Our Qlobal Future,” will be held Feb. 21-22 at TLC’s Jackson Auditorium.
Full-time college and high school students, as well as persons 65 and over, arc eligible for a 50 percent discount on all registration fee. Registration without dinner tickets is $40 until Fob. I and extra dinner tickets may be purchased at $ 10 each.
This year’s conference will focus on some of the m^jor issues con from -
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New Braunfels firefighters ars familiar with the route to Interstate 35 and Engel Road today after responding to tour fires there Tuesday. The first call at 11 46 a rn. was to a car body on firs in a field at that location. Firefighters extinguished two grass fires in close proximity to tne car at 3:44 p.m. and another at 7:19 p.m. Lt. Bob Reed said the fires are of suspicious origin and are under investigation. At least two to thrgg fire
trucks responded to each call, he said (Photo by Erik Karlsson)