New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Judge gives Oliver North suspended sentence, fine
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge today gave Oliver L. North a three-year suspended prison sentence and fined him $150,000 for his role in covering up his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
NB Invaders ready for state competition
For the second year in a row, a New Braunfels softball team is invading the Amateur Softball Association’s state tournament in Tyler. The team is the Invaders, which last year placed fourth out of 34 teams.
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Vol. 137, No. 168
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
July 5, 1989 25 Cents
Two Sections, 22 Pages
RIOSA, the Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio, is sponsoring an eight-part Stroke Educational Series. The third lecture will be presented July 6 at 6 p.m. and is titled “Communication: The Connection Between Two Hemispheres.” It will be presented by two speech and language pathologists and will focus on common communication problems after a stroke such as deficits in speech, comprehension, reading and writing, as well as decreased memory and reasoning skills. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Inscrvice Classroom at RIOSA, 9119 Cim-mamon Hill. For more information or directions, please call 691-0737, ext. 313...
Learning to deal with the medical problems of aging parents is the focus of the next free WomanTalk seminar sponsored by Village Oaks Regional Hospital.
“Care of Your Aging Parent and Update on Alzheimer's Disease” will be presented by San Antonio physician, Martin Phillips at 7:30 p.m. on July IO, in the hospital cafeteria.
The seminar is open to all area residents and reservations are not required. For details, call 646-5097. Employee-owned anbd operated, Village Oaks Regional Hospital is lcoated at IH-35 North and Tocppcrwein Road in northeast San Antonio...
Nurses are in high demand these days. Jobs are avaiablc in New Braunfels and neighboring communities.
The St. Philips College Nursing Program, in affiliation with McKenna Hospital, offers a onc-ycar program in vocational nursing. Graduates of this program have enjoyed a high success rate on state licensing examinations and in finding fulfilling employment.
That program, under the supervision of Gary Stogsdill, is now accepting applications for the fall 1989 semester. Deadline for applications is Aug. 3, 1989.
Classes arc held at McKenna Hospital in New Braunfels. For additional information, call 625-9111, ext. 244...
Canyon High School Class of 1984 Reunion is July 15 at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Meet at the hall at 5 p.m. to visit and get reacquainted. Dinner is at 6:15, followed by a slide show at 7:30 p.m. Dance to the Grapes of Wrath from 8 p.m. to midnight. Classmates are asked to bring a covered dish (vegetable or dessert) and either a cold meat or one which has been warmed (there will be a few microwaves available), along with photos of schooldays. A donation of $6 will be collected to defray costs and help begin a fund for the next reunion.
American Legion Comal Post 179 meets July 6 at 410 W. Coll. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting
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Fireworks lit up the sky above Landa Park Golf Course for Independence Day, but the fairways were empty. In the past, spectators spread blankets on the course fairways to watch the display. This year, the extravaganza sponsored by New Braunfels Jaycees, included a ban on spectators on the course. (Photo by Qeryl Clark)
School boards set special meetings
Trustees from Comal Independent School District and New Braunfels Independent School District will be conducting special board meetings Thursday.
CISD trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district’s administrative offices to hear an architect’s report to the board.
NB1SD trustees will go into executive session at 7 p.m. in the Education Center to discuss personnel and then reconvene in open session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the depository contract and the acceptance of resignations, retirements, appointments and leaves of absence.
Officials Last innings
seek clues to June incident
Crime Stoppers wants the community’s help this week in solving the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle case, which occurred at Krueger Chevrolet in June.
Sometime between June 12 and 13 unknown suspects unlawfully look a 1989 red/beige Chevrolet surburban from the lot at Krueger Chevrolet in the 3(X) block of West San Antonio Street.
Glass was found on the pavement where the vehicle had been parked. The vehicle was later recovered by the Comal County sheriff’s office.
Persons with information about the suspects responsible for this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrests and indictments of persons involved in felony crimes. Crime Stoppers also will accept collect phone calls.
Aquifer level drops; city in Stage II plan
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Voluntary conservation measures arc being called for again by city officials after the level of the Edwards Aquifer dipped down to 621.97 feet above mean sea level today, placing the City of New Braunfels in Stage II of the water conservation plan approved by City Council in June.
Tile voluntary conservation measures defined in Stage II involve:
• Careful use of all residential, comercial, and industrial water.
• Installation of water reduction
devices in water closets, shower heads, etc.
• Re-adjustment of lawn sprinkler systems to only water where needed and only between 6 and IO a.m. and between 7 and 11 p.m.
• No water on streets, driveways, etc.
• Restaurants not serving water except on request.
Stage II activities also include education programs, coordination of activities among various groups, development of special water use provisions for recreational areas and
tourist attractions, and general efforts to discourage waste and improve efficiency in the use of water.
The goal of all Stage II activities is a savings of 25 percent of the water normally used.
“As a concern for the continued stability and well-being of our water resource, the Edwards Aquifer, in a time of unusually dry conditions, we feel that certain precautionary measures should be taken now to delay any potentially serious water prob-
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Judge gives Oliver North suspended sentence, fine
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge today gave Oliver L. North a three-year suspended prison sentence and fined him S150,(XX) for his role in covering up his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell placed the former National Security Council aide on two years’ probation and ordered him to perform 1,200 hours of community service administering a new program to help inner-city youth avoid involvement in drugs.
Gesell cited North’s distinguished career as a Marine officer before he became a staff member at the White House during the Reagan administration.
He told North that during the Iran-Contra affair “I don’t think you were a leader at all.” He said North was “really a lotf-levcl subordinate who was carrying out the instructions of a few cynical superiors."
North, who has said he will appeal his conviction on three counts, had faced a maximum of IO years’ impris-
The New Braunfels Little League Baseball season
winds down as both the Intermediate and Pee Wee leagues have their all-star games this week. The Intermediates will play at 7 p.m. today at the American League field on Common Street. The Pee Wee
all-stars will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at the National League field on Fredericksburg Road. The New Braunfels Majors all-star team will begin tournament play on Saturday in Lockhart. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
onment and fines totaling S750,(XK).
Pronouncing sentence, Go»ell told North:
“Along the way you came to accept the view that Congress couldn’t be trusted ... that the fate of the country could be left to a small inside group not elected that was free to act as they chose while publicly professing to act differently.”
But Gesell said that even though North was following orders, “you’re
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Veterans, students face off at Capitol
AUSTIN (AP) — A group of disabled Vieuiam veterans and students planning to bum American flags wound up in a July 4 confrontation on the steps of the Texas Capitol.
The two dozen disabled veterans had marched 212 miles across West Texas to Austin to voice outrage over reductions in veterans’ medical and educational benefits.
The two dozen University of Texas students gathered to bum several United States flags to protest conditions for the homeless and the United States’ role in Central America.
Their chance meeting was tense, with authorities saying violence was narrowly averted.
“I’m burning this flag for 213 years of history,” yelled one student who later refused to identify himself.
“You’re here because someone fought to give you 213 years of history,” replied Robert “Grizzly"
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Victim files charges in weekend stabbing
A warrant has been issued tor the arrest ot a 11 -ycar-oia Smithville man who allegedly stabbed his brother as they both floated down the Guadalupe River Saturday.
“He (victim) definitely wanted to go all the way with this,” said Comal County sheriff s investigator Richard Alvarez about filing charges.
Bobby Schubert told investigators he was cut with a 6-to 8-inch hunting knife on his thigh by his brother Scan Schubert, Alvarez said.
“They got into an argument ... the brother took out a knife and cut him in the upper thigh,” said Sgt. Detective Dennis Kocpp of the Comal County sheriff’s office.
“Basically what I’m getting, listening to the victim’s stories, they had been on each others nerves pretty much throughout the day. As the day got hotter so did the tension between the two,” Alvarez said.
The stabbing occurred around 5 p.m. approximately 3/4 of a mile upstream from the second crossing on River Road.
“By the time the ambulance and authorities got to the location the actor... was gone,” Alvarez said.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith issued the warrant for Schubert’s arrest Monday. The charge is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Smithville is in Bastrop County.
Rockets red glare
Today will be cloudy to partly cloudy with a chance for afternoon showers. The high temperature will reach 98 with a low of 76 degrees. Thursday will be cloudy and hot with a chance of afternoon showers. The high will be 98 with a low of 76.