New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Up in smoke
Western wildfires burn 175 homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With more than 111,400 acres already charred, firefighters battled 15 stubborn fires in four Western states Wednesday and arson investigators targeted three residential fires that destroyed 175 California homes at a cost of $30 million.
The fireballs turned fashionable neighborhoods in San Diego, Los Angeles and Palo Alto to rubble.
Firefighters continued fighting fires in California, Arizona, Washington and Idaho on Wednesday, plagued by heat, fatigue, inaccessible terrain and tinder-dry brush.
The worst of the blazes blackened more than 26,000 acres around the small community of Ojai, 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles and threatened at one point to engulf the town in a 120-foot wall of flame. At Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego, a fire started by military weapons practice burned 15,000 acres.
More than 2,100 people were evacuated from the path of the Ojai fire, and ll buildings were destroyed, but crews saved the community of 10,000 at least through another
windshift. They turned back the wildfire early Wednesday.
“I’ve seen several fire units stand toe-to-toe against 120-foot flames and save a wood A-frame home up there. They did great. It took a lot of guts. Some real gallantry is going on up there,” Forest Service spokesman Joe Silvius said Wednesday.
The Camp Pendleton blaze claimed two homes, a nursery and several sheds and forced the evacuation of the DeLuz Canyon area. More than 650 firefighters battled the fire on the ground and Marine Corps bombers attacked with water from the air.
Gov. George Deukmejian Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the burned-out Baldwin Hills section of Los Angeles, two days after making a similar declaration after a devastating fire in Normal Heights in San Diego. The two man-caused fires killed two people and destroyed 116 homes.
In Baldwin Hills, firefighters were ending their search for bodies amid the ruins of 52 homes that fell in flames Tuesday.
Go celebrate 4th with Willie
AUSTIN (AP) — Willie Nelson’s July 4 picnic concert, a not-quite-annual affair since 1972, was scheduled for a repeat performance today with more than 20 musicians and groups taking the stage in the day-long event.
This year, the concert includes Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash. Waylon Jennings. Jerry Jeff Walker. Ned Young, Ray Wiley Hubbard, June Carter Cash. David Allen Coe and Jessi Colter, among others.
The picnic” began in 1972, when Nelson and some friends played for a crowd rn a pasture at Dripping Springs That was the venue again in 1973, although complaints from neighbors increased
In 1974, Nelson moved the event to Bryan-College Station, and in 1975 it was held at Liberty Hill.
In 1976, the concert was held at Gonzales, but it was plagued by disorganization and other troubles. Police reported “several” stabbings and three rapes, and a man was drowned in a stock tank.
The concert shifted to Tulsa, Okla., in 1977. In 1978, Nelson performed at Dallas on the second day of the Texas World Music Festival in the Cotton Bowl.
In 1979, the picnic was held at Nelson's property west of Austin, drawing about 30,000 people. He held it at the Perdeles Country Club site again the next year, but said that would be the last.
No concerts were held in 1981 and 1982. Nelson revived the event in 1983 as a brief tour to Syracuse, N.Y., East Rutherford, N.J., and Atlanta, Ga.
In 1984, the concert returned to Austin at an outdoor amphitheater site south of the city called South Park Meadows. The private concert facility was opened in time for the picnic, and drew some 30.000 people.
Organizers predicted a like turnout for this year’s event.
Willie’s Fourth of July picnic is one of the nation’s great musical events of the year." said Louis Messina, president of PACE Concerts, which is producing and promoting the event.
Autopsy ordered for hanged Odessa inmate
ODESSA i AP) - An autopsy has been ordered for a 17-year-old man who hanged himself in the Ector County jail. authorities said The body of John Perry man Hall was discovered at 7 .45 p m Monday by deputies, said Sheriff Bob Brookshire He said deputies had checked on Hallal7:15p.m.
Hall was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Jimmy Harris, who ordered the autopsy The teenager was to have been released Wednesday on $1,500 bond, said his mother. Eave Hall. Municipal „’ourt Judge J E Weatherly set bond Police had arrested Hall at 4 a m. Friday in connection w ith a car theft
A neighbor said the younger Hall apparently tied one leg of his trousers to the steel portion of a privacy shield- and tied the other pants leg around his neck.
Man charged with
his wife's death
MIDLAND (AP) - Murder charges have been filed against a Breckenridge man accused of shooting his estranged wife once through the heart, police said.
Marion Warren, 28, of Breckenridge, was charged with murdering 24-year-old Judi Stewart Warren early Monday, said Lt. Jim Colburn of the Midland Police Department. He remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $100,000 bond
Mrs Warren was shot with a 9mm automatic pistol, Colburn said. as she
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By Stella Wilder THURSDAY,JULY 4
Born today, you are by nature insightful and witty — though others are not always quick to recognize your all-encompassing depth of perception, as you tend to approach problem-solving from unusual angles, and your best advice or assistance is often cloaked in quirky humor and lighthearted mockery. And although your sense of propriety might at times be subject to question or scrutiny, you possess great integrity and strong ideals, and you invariably act solely from your own heart.
You can never do enough for loved ones. However, there are times when this willingness can create tensions, as others begin to feel indebted where indeed there is nothing owed You have fine taste in clothing and food, despite your limited concern for appearances Allo born on this date are- Calvin Coolidge, U.S. president; Gina Loilobrigida, actress.
To see what is in store for you
tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
FRIDAY, JULY 5 CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Honest simplicity is the answer today Moral judgment is unnecessary and may be damaging LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Your patience may be sorely tested as the actions of friends prove indulgent and hypocritical.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - You
may find yourself struggling with justification if you refuse to own up to mistakes. Know your limitations
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - You become reconciled with dissolution of former attachment, if you are aware of positive changes in your own life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -
Your influence over those around you increases Accept the responsibility while remaining true to yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21) - You f;nd a way out of uncomfortable situation Check profits, losses, then be ready to move on.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You may be asked to reconsider as others are unable to cater to your demands Be receptive; examine alternatives.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -You may have cause to celebrate as morning efforts pay off mightily. Involvement with Leo reaches peak.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -
You feel somewhat out of sync as a new phase begins Friends prove valuable source of security
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -
Today will be one of peace and contentment if you allow yourself to come to terms with past breach of faith
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Do
not contain inspiration today Failure to introduce a new perspective mav result in danger, loss
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Get the job done. The resulting peace of mind is needed and will enable you to move ahead at a faster pace
and a companion investigated a man rummaging through her vehicle about 4 a m. at the apartment complex where Mrs Warren lived.
The companion. Robert Wayne Jeanotte. 21. was shot once m the abdomen, Colburn said He was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday at Midland Memorial Hospital, a spokeswoman said
This holiday will be their last
CHICAGO (APi — The National Safety Council predicted that 580 to 680 people could die in traffic accidents nationwide during the Fourth of July holiday period.
The four-day weekend began Wednesday night and officially ends Sunday at midnight.
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