New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
p^9e Herald-Ze/fung. New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, July 14,1987Committee members feud over North briefing on Contra situation
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lt. Col. Oliver North, handed an extraordinary nationally televised platform, today delivered a pro-Contra briefing before the Iran-Contra committees that was modeled after the slide show he used so effectively while working in the White House.
North said the briefing was designed to show "the Soviet threat in this hemisphere,” and included descriptions of Russian weapons found in various Central American countries.
Ironically, the glare of national television lights in the committee room prevented North from projecting the slides in a way that could be seen. Instead, he held each of 57 slides in his hand while he described what they showed.
North’s pro-Contra pitch followed a lengthy bout of wrangling by the in
vestigating committees. Several committee members wanted North to deliver his briefing later in the day and in another room. But pro-Contra Republicans insisted, and he was permitted to proceed.
The ceding of time to North to make his stripped-down pro-Contra pitch was a parliamentary' coup for the members of the investigating committees who favor support for the Nicaraguan rebels.
It came as North appeared as a witness at the hearings for the sixth straight day — and as former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane waited in the wings to contradict North’s sworn testimony on a number of important points.
North’s appeal was modeled after the one he said he had given more than IOO times to members of Congress and private groups. Included in the latter were some citizens who later contributed money to the Contras.
North has insisted throughout the hearings that he never directly solicited funds, and he repeated that declaration after concluding his speech.
While North held sway before the committees, President Reagan maintained his silence about the hearings. But while posing for pictures with Republican congressional leaders, Reagan vowed that once the hearings have ended, “You won’t be able to shut me up.”
The issue of the slide show came up as soon as the committees began their session for t he day.
Rep. James Courter. R-N.J., complained that the committees were attempting to ‘‘cover up part” of the evidence in the affair by attempting to deny North use of the Iran-Contra hearing room.
That would be "ironic, in my mind, if not tragic,” Courter said.
But Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., said, "Quite frankly, what's going on here is an attempt to further” the cause of the Contras.
And Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate committee, said. "Whether we’re for or against the Contras, that issue is not before us.”
"If there is an issue,” said Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md., "the issue is the nature of the presentation then, and putting together a presentation now ... doesn’t establish what the presentation was then.”
Courter said he would insist on a formal vote of the committee in an attempt to permit North to deliver the appeal in the formal hearing room, which is equipped for live television broadcasts.
It never came to that.
Instead, after a recess of nearly an hour. Inouye came back to say that North would l>e permitted to deliver his appeal. At the urging
of Republicans, he said the slides would be made part of the printed record of the hearings.
In the meantime, Rep I>ee Hamilton, D-Ind., chairman of the Housecommittee, said McFarlane intends to challenge statements made by his former subordinate over the past week These statements involve at least three areas where North, testifying with a grant of limited of limited immunity, said he had authority from superiors: solicitation of third countries for aid for the Contras; the Contra resupply program; and alteration of documents.
"In all three instances, it’s a question of authority," Hamilton said “I think there is a flat contradiction as to those points. He is coming in because he wants to directly dispute and contradict the testunom of Colonel North on those several items
Comal River..................... 676 cfs (up 198)
Canyon Lake inflow........... 1,576 cfs (down 205
Canyon Lake outflow......... 5,050 cfs (down 250)
Canyon Lake level............ 929.00* (down 2.78)
Edwards Aquifer............... 629.23 (down .11)
*Because of the high lake level, Cranes Mill Park, Canyon Park and Comal Park and all Corps of Engineers and Comal County boat ramps are closed.
Forecast thunderstorms Panhandle and
South Plains tonight, otherwise SOUTH TEXAS: Mostly cloudy partly cloudy with isolated to
tonight and Wednesday with widely scattered thunderstorms
scattered thundershowers areawide through Wednesday,
southeast and widely scattered Cows tonight from upper 50s north
thundershowers central, partly to middle 60s south and west,
cloudy elsewhere. Highs Wed- except near 70 Big Bend. Highs on
ne-clay mostly in the 90s excpet Wednesday 90 to 95 except near
near 102 southwest. Lows tonight IOO Big Bend
iii the 70s except in the 60s Hill NORTH TEXAS: Fair tonight. Country to near 80 on the coast. I<ows 65 to 68. Partly cloudy
WEST TEXAS: Scattered Wednesday Highs88to92.
Season swim pass holders won't have to pay surchargeBirths
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
Beginning today, New Braunfels residents holding season swim passes will not be required to pay the additional quarter surcharge to enter either municipal swimming facilities in I^nda Park.
The matter had been one of controversy for the past month when the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board asked for feedback from residents holding such annual ducats. Chairman Carl Fox and member Allene Wofford said they had received numerous complaints from season swim pass holders, upset that annual prices had been raised while having to pay the additional surcharge.
Council member at-large James Cioodbread and District 3 counc ilman Ed Sciantarelli said they had received numerous complaints during the past couple of weeks Goodbread recommended removing the surcharge requirement from season swim pass holders
Action was before council to merely ratify a previous agreement
to allow season swim pass holders to use Prince Solms Park Tube Chute at no extra charge, a resolution which was approved administratively two weeks ago.
City Attorney Barry Moore advised council they could proceed with any further amendments to the swim fee ordinance It was given a first reading and was approved with the surcharge change and City Manager Joe Michie said the resolution would be honored effective today No other changes were made and those entering the Olympic or Spring-fed pools on a daily basis will still be required to pay the quarter surcharge, which goes into a special capital improvements fund to address future pool improvements "The people are unhappy with it. said Goodbread We need to act on it now, not at the end of summer,” he stated, in reference to wanting the matter handled administratively instead of waiting for two more council readings of the ordinance amendment Mayor Pro-Tem Ramon Chapa agreed, saying, We have to listen ti the people, the voters "
McKenna Memorial Hospital
Mr and Mrs Steve Davies; 3409
Country Vine, Cibolo; 7-pound. 11-ounce girl; July ll Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeBerjeois; 173 Greta: 8-pound, 5-ounce girl; July 12.
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vices to their property in Bulverde Ranches permitted.
The property was purchased on Jan. 15, 1987, after the directive to stop illegal subdivision developers was adopted b> the commissioners court
— approval of request to go out for bids for shelving units for the County Clerk's office and the County Court-at-l*aw office.
— recognition of the fee officer reports for May.
— approval of all claims.
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with some specifics, Rudd said, adding that he hoped the talks with Clements, Hobbs and Ia?wis would lead to a solution before the special session ends July 21
The people, I think, back home have come to the conclusion that getting ithe Legislature) out of here is more important than nearly anything else we do, as long as we have some adequate funding for everything we should fund,” Rudd said. "Then I think they feel it s more important that we get out of here and let Hie thing lie. ”
Comal Central Appraisal District Board of Directors will meet Thursday at 7:30 pm in appraisal district offices at 644 Nor til Ix>op 337 The board will discuss purchase of a telephone sy stem for the new offices; a request to purchase aerial photographs; discussion and action on request to notifv taxing jurisdictions of proposed budget amendment; and, possible action on purchase of equipment to allow online computer access for boards of Realtors and real estate title companies
The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Board of Directors will meet Thursday at IO a in at the
authority’s office at 933 I Court St in Seguin The board w I, .Md*-: pending business including bids recently submitted for tfx- civ:, contract to be part of the Cany un Dam hydroelectric project
The New Braunfels Utilities Board of
Trustees w ill fluid a spet tai Workshop at 7 pm Thursday in the Board Meeting Room at 201 Main Plaza Trustees will discuss th* 1987-88 budget They also will consider approval to prepare plans and authorize bidding for the water line extensions, booster pump and standpipe installations from Kohlenberg Hill near Interstate 35 and TM 30r>
New Braunfels Police Department
— Burglary of a motel room w as reported Saturday afternoon in the 1200 block of River Terrace by a 15-year-old Morgan City. La., man Taken was a wallet, which was later recovered sans $4 cash.
— Burglary early Sunday morning of a restaurant in the 200 block of North Austin. Three gallons of
w ine and eight wine coolers were reported stolen at a loss of $158.
— Criminal mischief was reported Sunday evening at a convenience store in the 1500 block of West San Antonio Street.
Nothing was reported stolen in a reported attempted burglary of Wurstfest offices in I.anda Park Sunday. A doorway was damaged as a result of attempted forced entry.
— Unknwon suspects enetered a residence during the day Saturday in the 500 block of Rusk Ave Nothing was reported stolen though the suspects heavily damaged belongings inside, estimated at $620
Attempted burglary of a motor vehicle w as reported Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of Seele A window was damaged in the incident.
— Criminal mischief to an auto was reported Saturday morning in the 800 block of Mather Street
— An 18-year-old female reported an assault relating to a domestic argument early Saturday morning in the 700 block of Marguerite There were no arrests
Unknown .suspects drove by a residence in the 1600 block of West Mill Street Saturday morning and fired several shots from an
unknown type of weapon, damaging a mail box there A description of the auto believed used by the suspects was given police.
— An assault Saturday evening in the IOO block of Caddell Street was reported by a 25-year-old woman.
— Jose Sandoval, 24, of 208 Bergfield, was arrested at hts residence Saturday morning on charges of assault follow ing a domestic disturbance.
— Friday evening, a Denver, Co., man reported the theft of clothing, a camera and a watch, valued at $1,236, from the hot tub area of the Schiitterbahn.
— Arrested Friday on charges of Class C theft was Herman G Grote, 77, of 1731 Lee St He was arrested at a grocery store in the 600 block of South Walnut.
— Police Friday night arrested I>eo Dean Simons, 43, of 225 Glenbrook, on assault charges following a domestic argument at the residence.
— The daughter of a 77-year-old man admitted to stabbing him once in the chest with a kitchen knife during a domestic argument .Saturday evening in the 1600 block of Bridge Street The man was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital for the wound.
He did not wish to press charges against his daughter.
— Anthony Rosales, 22, and Rita Rosales, 21, both of Seguin, were arrested Saturday evening and charged with Class B theft. They were arrested at a department store in the HOO block of Interstate 35 West
Burglary of an auto was reported Sunday morning in the 200 block of South Seguin Street.
A stereo and speakers, valued at $400, were reported stolen Sunda> afternoon from a residence in the 700 block of West San Antonio Street.
— Nothing was reported stolen in an attempted burglary of an auto overnight Saturday at Camp Warnecke.
— Burglary of a motor vehicle was reported Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of W est Mill Street
— A fight Sunday evening between several men was reported in the 600 block of South Union Street. One of the men involved reported having his $475 gold necklace taken from him.
— Criminal trespass as a result of an apparent attempted burglary was reported Sunday evening in the 1500 block of West Mill.
— A man and woman from Orange reported the theft of hundreds of dollars of cash, traveler s checks and credit cards from a locker they had rented at Schlit-terbahn.
— Burglary of a motor vehicle was reported Sunday afternoon in the 2200 block of West Bridge Street.
— A video recording unit, valued at $400, was reported stolen in a burglary of a habitation Saturday evening in the 1900 block of I^ee Street.
— A 27-year-old man reported being robbed of $400 cash early Saturday morning The incident possibly occurred in the 800 block of North Live Oak, according to police reports.
The man had left a lounge in the 1600 block of West San Antonio Street with two women, and they accepted a ride with a black male, reports state. According to the victim, the black male later
The Park’s Advisory Board twice failed to approve Wofford’s motion concerning continuing to charge season swim pass holders the entrance surcharge Board member Guadalupe Castillo addressed council and asked them to table it in order to allow the board to reconsider the proposition
Annual passes and the quarter surcharge were approved by cuoncil earlier this year following the board’s recommendation as an attempt to raise revenues for the park’s department in light of budget cutbacks, fees from passes and daily entrances go into the general fund. which in turn supplememnts the department's operating costs
A dozen patrons spoke to die advisory panel July 7 asking that the charge be lifted from those holding season swim passes The tniard in a 3-2 vote declined to recommend amending the ordinance Two week-
earlier, a similar motion by Wofford died for lack of a second
Parks Director David Whatley had reported that some $3,000 had been raised for the capital improvements fund through the quarter fee. but univ $500 of that had come from those holding season pases In other action, council unanimously approved the following Authorization to advertise for biiis to construct cart paths on luanda Park Municipal Golf Course
Request from Downtowner s Association to hold their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies on Dec 1,1987
A resolution accepting the provision of State Highway- and Publi* Transportation Commission minute order
Second reading of an ordinance approving rezoning a 5 83 acre tract of land located on northwest corner of Oak Run Parkway and Oak Glenn til HT Single F- anniv District
grabbed him and held him while the women removed his wallet He said he jumped <*ut of the car He then went to the Comal County Sheriff s office nearby, who in turn notified police
Comal County Sheriff s Office
Arrested Friday evening on charges of public intoxication was Amber Ka> Brown, 18, of Kosen* burg She was arrested in a convenience store parking lot at TM 306 and EM 2673.
Burglary of residence was reported to have occurred over the weekend in the 1-azy Diamond Subdivision Signs of forced entry through a front window were reported.
No arrests were reported in connection with a disturbance Saturday on River Road. The incident had been reported by a shuttle operator there.
— No arrests were reported in a disturbance that occurred Saturday at the clubhouse of laguna Park at FM 306 and Hancock Drive
— A 1984 Plymoth two-door, reported stolen, was recovered Saturday at U S 281 and Texas 46
— A Hill Country home builder reported a theft over the weekend of material from a construciton site at FM 32 just west of FM 3424
Parsons with information regarding any falony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers day or night at 620 TIPS and speak to the officer on duty Callers remain completely anonymous Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $1,000 for in formation that leads to the arrest and grand jury indictment of persons committing felony crimes
Area senior citizens will bt* able to partake in the following July activities held at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center located at 142 S. Comal. Those wishing transporation to and from daily activities may call 629-1 IGI or 629-1516.
The number to call for home care or home-delivered meals is G25-1800.
July 14: Kxercise. 8: JO a iii.; Vista Village Advisory Hoard. 9:30 a rn.; Skat, 1-5 p.m.
July 15: A AKP meeting. 9:30 p.m.; Newcomer's Bridge, 1-4 p m.
July IG: Kxercise, 8:30 p.m.; Ceramics, 9:30 a.m.* 2:30 p.m.
July 17: Volunteer Workers Commodity Training Workshop, IO a.in.; NA BFK Picnic, ll a.in.;
W oodca it ors, 12:30-3 30ObituariesRosabelle Ragin Pridmore
Rosabelie Kagin Pridinort*. 69 died July ll al her home Servu e-were al 2 p iii toda> at Cans on Hike United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Crabtree officiating Burial was in Cranes Mill Cemetery
Pridmore was bom March 23,1918. to Arthur Giles and Lula (nee Gulp Ragin in El Paso Sh** married James A Pridmore in Edinburg on
Aug -'n 1941 A 1 any n Lake
resident for three years, Pridmore was a housew ife and a memfier of the Canyon I .ake United Methodist Church She was a member of the Houston and Gulf Coast Music Teachers Association, Oh* Petroleum Wives Club in Alaska and tile Indies Auxiliary of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Survivors include her husband, James A Pridmore of Canyon I-ike; one daughter, Chery l Anne Pridmore of Carlsbad; one son, James A Pridmore Jr of Riverdale, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Canyon I ^ake United Methodist Oiureh or Hospice of New Braunfels
Richard R Rodriguez
Services tor Richard R Rodriguez of 1905 Eastlawn will be at 3 pm Wednesday at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic
p.m.; Dominoes, 1-4 p.rn
July 21): Ceramics, 9:30 a.in.-2:30 p in
July 21: Kxercise. 8:30 p m.; Kstrelia Group, ll a.in.-3 p.m.; Skat. 1-5 p.in : Kennel Flub. 7 p.m.
July 23 Kxercise, 8 30 a.m.; Ceramics, 9:30 a.in -2:30 p.m.
July 24 KRKK Hearing
rests, 9 a in.-noon; Woodcarvers, 12:30 p.in.-3:30 p.m.; Dominoes, 1-4 p.m.
July 27: Senior Citizens Lunch and Gaines $2i, 9 ;i() a.in A 30 p.in.
July 28: Kxercise, 8 30 a in.; Skat, 1-5 p.in.
July 30: Kxercise, 8 30 a m.; San Antonio KimxI Bank Workshop, 9:30 a in -noon.
July 31 Woodcarvers, 12:30 p.rn.-3:30 p.in : Dominoes, 1-4 p m
( ernetery A rosarv will lie recited at 7 3u p rn Tuesday at Zoeller T uneral Home Rodriguez. 38, died Jul> 12 at Nortf lea st Baptist Hospital in San Antonio
Rodriguez was born Nov 18. 1948, in Pleasanton to Ernesto and Estella nee Romero) Rodriguez He married Hon ie Ila Moya in New Braunfels on Nov 13, 1971 He was a heavy equipment operator for Texas lefngh Cement Co and a member of Sis Peter and Paul Catholic Church Rodriguez was a semipro soccer player with the Freeloaders soccer team He also was a Vietnam War veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Kornelia Rodriguez of New Braunfels, parents, Ernesto and Estella Rodriguez of Pleasanton; one daughter. Roxanne Rodriguez of New Braunfels; one son, Ryan Rodriguez of New Braunfels; five brothers, Ernesto Kiniriguez Jr., Victor Rodriguez and Armando Rodriguez, all of New Braunfels, Roy Rodriguez of San Marcos and Joe Rodriguez of Charlotte; and nine sisters. Lydia Garcia of Devine, Mary Ford of Kingsville, Joann Keiser of Dallas, I Juda DeLaGarza of Bryan, Olivia Rodriguez of San Antonio, Pauline Salinas of Charlotte and Amy Schmidt, Alice Rivera and Irene Cardenas, all of San Marcos
Pallbearers will be David Garza, Manuel Rivera, Rudy Cisneros, David Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez and Ernest Garza