New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
• J. DOX u$ L'j •Shultz says he has no'goodies'to offer Syria
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Secretary of State George P. Shultz declared today that he will not offer inducements to Syria to drop opposition to a troop withdrawal from lebanon.
Ruling out concessions affecting the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that Syria wants back, Shultz said that while he was prepared to open a dialogue with Syria, "I don’t have a basket of things to offer or anything like that.”
He also said Israel’s troop-withdrawal agreement with lebanon, which the Syrians insist should be
scrapped, will not be changed.
He spoke to reporters on a flight from Saudi Arabia during the first full day of a hastily arranged Middle East tour that included a stopover in Lebanon for talks with President Amin Gemayel before flying to Damascus later today.
It is Shultz’s second Middle East mission in two months. On Saturday President Reagan ordered Shultz back to the troubled region after the U.S. secretary of state completed his Asian tour.
Shultz’s pursuit of Syrian concessions on a troop withdrawal got an ambiguous reaction from the Saudis.
Ruling out concessions affecting the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that Syria wants back, Shultz said that while he
Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, in greeting Shultz on Monday, spoke of what he called the need to get Israeli forces out of Lebanon, and did not mention the Syrians. But Saud also said that after an Israeli withdrawal. “there will be no need for external forces from any other country.”
was prepared to open a dialogue with Syria, "/ don't have a basket of things to offer or anything like that."
Saud also told Shultz that “the occupying” Israeli forces must pull out totally.
Syria has denounced the withdrawal agreement with Israel as a threat to its security. Israel has refused to carry out the main accord unless Syria and the Palestine liberation Organization also agree to
Shultz, laboring to break the deadlock, said his meetings with Saud and King Fahd “were quite fruitful.” Philip C. Habib, President Reagan's special Middle East envoy, accompanied Shultz in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon but not Syria
The Syrians have refused to deal with Habib — holding him at least symbolically responsible for the withdrawal agreement between Israel and lebanon signed May 17 Syria has never abandoned hope of recovering the Golan Heights territory it lost to Israel in the 1967 Six Day War. It may be looking for U.S
support as a price for its withdrawal from lebanon
After arriving in Beirut. Shultz went by helicopter to the residence of U.S. Ambassador Robert Dillon, and then motored to the presidential palace for talks with Gemayel, Foreign Minister Elie Salem and national security adviser Wadih Haddad.
In Damascus. Syrian President Hafez Assad was quoted by the state-
run media as saying on the eve of Shultz's arrival that he would continue to oppose the l>ebanon-lsrael accord until it is “rescinded and the lebanese territories are completely liberated from Israeli oc cupation.”
New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 92 — No. 132 12 Pages
July 5,1983 25 cents
The body count ends
Youth drowns in Comal River
By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
A Comal River drowning and a 50-acre grassfire kept the New Braunfels Fire Department busy this Fourth of July.
Donald Starling, age 15, of Marble Falls, became the second casualty of the holiday weekend when he disappeared in the waters of the Comal Monday afternoon An Emergency Medical Service unit found his body close lo Camp War-necke at 8 30 p.m . while most of the city was getting ready for the fireworks display in luanda Park Reports indicated Starling was last seen alive at approximately 5 p m
The first holiday fatality occurred at 5 a m. Saturday on River Road, when a Trans Am driven bv 28-year-old Kenneth Wayne Smart of Hankamar, Texas, rolled off a concrete bridge and into the (•uadaUipe River. Smart was killed in the accident, and two passengers received non-critical injuries.
Two ambulances were called in quick succession Sunday night, one lo attend a recreational fall at the Gruene river crossing and one to pick up a 30->ear-old man at the Sac-N-Pac store at F.M 306 and Hunter Road
The fall victim, a woman from
Dallas, was complaining of lower back pains, said a fire department spokesman The Sac-N-Pac patient is something of a mystery. He had arrived there in a private vehicle, semi-conscious, suffering partial loss of speech and apparently had been in an auto accident.” said the spokesman However, there is no record of an accident on the dispatcher's log at the Sheriff’s office Except for the River Road death, things appear to have been fairly quiet on county roadways this holiday weekend But EMS units from New Braunfels and Canyon lake stayed busy with water-related incidents all three days As always on Independence Day. area fire departments had readied themselves to tend blazes and injuries caused by poorly-aimed fireworks But the weekend s biggest fire, at Mountain laurel and Bretzke lane. started frum a controlled bum at 2:15 p m Monday New Braunite firefighters were assisted by two trucks from the I .ake Dunlap Volunteer Fire I)epartment; a jeep and a truck from Civil Defense The property was owned by Elaine MD lardy and approximately 50
acres of grass and trees burned before the blaze w as extinguished.
Parks'recovering' from Fourth crowds
By DEBBIE DalOACH Staff writer
What was like a hangover to some was like the morning after lo city Parks Director Court Thieleman
The July 4th fireworks display “came off nicely,’ but Thieleman was a bit discouraged about the overload of the park's facilities over the holiday weekend
‘Every major weekend, wt have a tremendous amount of people in the park The facilities can't handle that many users. The restrooms, the roads, the grass, the picnic tables it’s a problem,” Thieleman said “It s getting more and more difficult to keep up with our nickname The Oasis of Texas ’ What’s sad is there s not going to be much left to love if this abuse keeps up ”
Available data does support Thielernan’s statement, that tourists w ithin the city seem to concentrate in Prime Swims Park, Binman Island and l-mda Park Two years ago, we did a study that prompted putting up tilt- barricades Back ttien, we counted 37,Odd people in luanda Park one July weekend,' Thieleman said ‘ And major weekends are always followed bv major cleanups, which set back normal weekly projects ”
Thieleman was pleased with the fireworks display Monday, though, * The park police unheated the crowd was smaller than usual on the golf course, but larger than usual on the boat rental side of the lake,” the director said “Based on tile applause, the crowd seemed to like best the
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Alcohol blamed as holiday death toll exceeds predictions
AUSTIN I AP I — Highway patrol officials, predicting that tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws would curb holiday traffic deaths, reported that alcohol abuse helped push the death count over the forecasted number before most Texans bad returned home.
The Texas Deparinent of Public Safety had predicted 49 people would die in traffic related accidents during the three-day holiday period, but the final death toll Tuesday exceeded that grim prediction, with 57 roadway deaths reported as of midnight Monday. The count began at 6 p m Friday “We do think that alcohol and excessive speed were the two major (accident) factors,” said DPS spokesman David Wells.
Wells said four out of five deaths resulted from “single fatality accidents,” and that one of four people killed were pedestrians. The DPS had said increased public
awareness and stronger DW1 enforcements would lower the rate from last year’s Fourth of July, which had 64 people killed over the holiday. But they had also hoped this year's tally would be considerably lower than the one in 1982.
DPS spokesman larry Todd anticipated the number would soar past the 49 count prediction, saying the most dangerous time of Independence Day weekend is on the last day, when people head home “We are disappointed that we have had so many accidents,” Todd said “We know that the end of any three-day holiday can be a dangerous time as motorists head home ”
He said alcohol and speeding were a big reason for the higher death toll “It looks like some people insisted on speeding and driving drunk Those were the two biggest factors. We can’t prove alcohol in all of them, but we believe alcohol was a big factor in many of them,” he said.
Among the latest fatalities reported to the DPS:
Velson Seldom 17, of Schertz, a passenger in a three-car collision, was killed Monday afternoon on U.S 90 in Hondo. Julie J. Floth, 15, of San Antonio, also a passenger in the vehicle, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Clyde I*e, 24, of Waskom, was killed when his motorcycle crashed with a car last night in Harrison County.
Bonnie J. Dula, of Couington, 1a, was killed when his truck hit a fixed object and rolled over in Houston last night, and Alfred E Hooper, 23, of Houston, was struck by a car as he rode his bicycle Monday night in Houston
Mary Bolton Cannon, 33, of Jacksonville, was killed after she missed a curve one mile south of Jacksonville last mght.
Thomas Ray Barnard. 49, of Mt Pleasant, died early Tuesday morning from injuries
sustained when his car ran off the road Monday night on U S 271 in Camp County.
Brian Donald Bouehelle, 20, of San Antonio, was killed as a pedestrian last night when a car hit him on Frontage Road on Interstate IO in Bexar County
A third person died as a result of a two-car crash Sunday night in Marion City. Connie Yvonne Smith, 19, of Avinger, died Monday afternoon laUhia McCullough. 6, of Avinger, and Tracy McCullough. 12. of Jefferson, were killed Sunday in that head on collision.
Prince McKenzie, 53, of Waco, was killed Sunday night when his car went out of control, crossing the highway north of Taylor twice before plunging through a fence and into the home of Olga Bills, who was struck, thrown into her television se*, and later hospitalized in good condition, investigators saidToday s Weather
It will be partly cloudy today and Wednesday, turning mostly cloudy tonight W iuds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph today, variable near IO mph tonight, and northeast near IO mph Wednesday. The probability of thunderstorms is 20 percent this afternoonAil Star Break
New York’s Dave Kigiietti threw a no-hitter, Texas held onto the American League West division lead and the Houston Astros whipped die I a)* Angeles Dodgers the day before major league baseball's mid-season break for the All-Star Game Sports, page 5
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* Colorful Fourth
There was plenty of red, white and blue on the streets of New Braunfels Monday, and a variety of colors in the sky. Above, Michael Alva, aye 20 months, seems more interested in absorbing the annual fireworks display in Landa Park than drinking his formula. Top right, two year old Alice Reeves waves a toy flag during the Main Plaza ceremony, during which the New Braunfels High Junior ROTC (lower right) presented the color guard Record breaking crowds packed Landa Park, Comal County rivers and Canyon Lake during the holiday weekend, according to reports.
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