New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 31, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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PL O rebels Arafat forces cease bloody days
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — PLO rebels and Yasser Arafat's loyalists called a cease-fire Saturday after eight days of fighting left 42 people dead and 75 injured in east Lebanon, police and local reporters said.
One stray shell struck a Syrian army position near the embattled town of Taanayel in the Bekaa Valley overnight, wounding a colonel and four soldiers, reporters said in dispatches telephoned from the scene.
The cease-fire took effect at daybreak. In the final eight hours of battle, loyalists of Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization faction captured all positions they had lost to the Syrian-backed mutineers the last two days in the strategic town of Jdeita, 20 miles east of Beirut, the dispatches said.
In Taanayel, leftist political parties allied with the PLO met with Syrian army intelligence officers in charge of the Bekaa and
proposed a truce in which warring guerrillas would simultaneously withdraw from five embattled towns in central Bekaa. reporters said.
The plan suggests that Arafat's loyalists and the mutineers under the command of Col. Saed Mouse withdraw all their fighters in phases from Jdeita, Jlala, Taanayel, Saadnaye! and Kfar Zabad, except for a few administrators in each town, reporters said.
Leftist groups would form militia to oversee the proposed pullout and patrol the five towns and their outskirts, according to the reported plan
The towns run along nine miles of the Beirut-Damaseus highway near the Syrian border.
Local commanders of Arafat’s and Abu Mousa's followers were informed of the plan
The rebels say Arafat and his dominant Fatah PLO faction are too soft in their
dealings with the United States, and they want a bigger say in the decisions made by Fatah, plus administrative and financial reforms in the organization The PLO Central Council, which makes policy, will hold an emergency meeting in Tunis on Wednesday to discuss the split In its report on the scheduled meeting, the PLO’s official news agency did not say if rebel leaders were invited
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Espinoza plans to investigate issues
JOSE VALDEMAR ESPINOZA
EDITOR'S^ NOTE: New
Braunfels voting districts I and 2, as approved In an April 2 charter election, will be electing City Council representatives on Aug. IS. Jose Valdemar Espinoza and Norman Kraft, both candidates
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Jose Valdemar Espinoza doesn't claim he'll have an easy answer for every question, if elected to the City Council.
"I plan to do a lot of investigation. a lot of research, and examine a problem from all sides, not just one side and then the other," said the 49-year-old
in District I, are profiled bere. District 2 candidates will be featured in a later issue. The election itself Is still a “maybe," contingent on the CJS. Department of Justice's approval of the new plan.
insurance agent. "A lot of times we tend to forget there’s more than two sides to anything."
Espinoza also realizes he can’t run a single-issue campaign. Even if he is running partly — perhaps mostly — as an ethmc-minonty candidate.
"One third of New Braunfels is Mexican-American, and I feel
See ESPINOZA. Page IO
Kraft wants lower taxes, less spending
Norman Kraft would like to put a lid on taxes and government spending That’s Tnt? "biggest reason behind his running for Qty Council
Kraft says he built his Mesquite Avenue home for ti2,500 in the 1930s That same house is now appraised in the $47,000 range, Kraft said. And property tax rates are certainly no lower than they were when he built the place.
Since the state legislature’s Peveto Bill went into effect, the City Council has no direct control over appraisal of property for tax purposes. That’s done by a central Comal County office. But
the council decides how much money will be collected for city use each year. Kraft, if elected, will have a lot to say about that.
“I’ve never been to a council meeting yet when there hasn’t been too much money spent," said the 63-year-old Comal County native. "Theres too many ayes' and not enough nos ' If you didn t spend so much, you wouldn't have to collect so much, is the way I look at it.
"I’m not a politician," he said, "I'm not going to make a whole lot of campaign promises, because a lot of times you can't
See KRAFT, Page IO
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And away they go
For met Ambassador at Large to Mexico Bob Krueger and his wife, the former Kathleen Totorn, ride away «n a trolley car after their wedding ceremony Friday at St Mark s Episcopal Chruch in San Antonio Krueger
is the son of the late Faye and Ar Ion Krueger of New Braunfels Mrs Krueger is the daughter of Don and Peggy Tobm of Bandera The couple will reside in New Braunfels after a honeymoon in Hawaii
In the news
Savage's lawyer disputes People magazine's article viewpoint
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
While the board of inquiry at Fort Sam Houston ponders his military status, Pvc. William Dale Savage was making the pages of People magazine.
In the July 25 edition, Savage was one of five nationwide case studies on "The Terrible ToU on the Road ... Outrage Over Drunk Driving." In less than IO inches of copy, the magazine told how Savage's verdict has divided a Texas town
The article said, "Savage mowed down four members of a poor Mexican family last October. Returning to base after a night of partying, Savage said he ‘felt a bump’ and noticed his windshield had shattered. He stopped the car and walked back, coming
upon the broken bodies of laborer Kuben Sauceda, his common-law wife Hortencia, and their small two children His 1970 VW had struck them as they walked along the highway.
"Savage's alcohol level registered 226 — more than twice the legal limit in Texas Nevertheless, the article said "a jury of ll Anglos and one Hispanic decided against a jail term, imposing only a $5,000 fine and IO years probation."
Savage's lawyer, Rick Woods, called the article ‘ distorted" and “a form of sensationalism" Friday.
“I know the object is to sell magazines, and I can certainly go along with the point of the articles,” Woods said. “But they didn t print the facts of the trial Instead they say a verdict divides a Texas town,' and I say if
a Texas town was split, it wasn't the people of New Braunfels doing the spilling It was the outsiders who came in and stirred up trouble "
The People article quoted Mack Martinez and Ruben Sandoval, both attorney s for the Committee of Justice for AU The group picketed the Comal County Courthouse until retired State District Judge Carl Anderson ordered Attorney General Jim Mattox to review the Savage caae
"This article doesn t paint a clear picture The jury heard all the facts, and those people Uve with their decision." Woods added "Now everyone warn* to find something wrong with that
"This case was so close A family got kiUed, and my defendant was proved intoxicated But the law also says the in
toxication has to cause the death of an individual This could have happened to a sober person "
Woods said the jury may have believed the Fort Sam Houston private mss intoxicated “But the jury didn t believe that penitentiary time was the right thing to do,’ he added “Articles Uke this aren’t fair to the people of New Braunfels, and they certainly aren't fair to WilUam Savage "
But the story is far from over for Savage and his three remaining involuntary manslaughter indictments Militaryspeaking, The Army Health Services Command is still reviewing information on Savage s request to delay convening the board of inquiry until all civilian matters
See SAVAGE, Page IO A
Fallen tree limbs cause power outage
Ruston Cadillo of Mawr Braunfels tate off during tha Brat round of the Mawr Braunfels City Golf Championship Saturday Related story, page 7A
Pecan limbs fell and broke a "neutral" near the Lands Park miniature golf course Saturday, leaving many New Braunfels reaidenta without electricity for more than an hour.
"The limbs fell on the neutral (or wire), broke tha Urn and caused the Tcyrey Street circuit to go out," Earl Taylor, New Braunfels Utilities administrative services manager, said.
Two bucket trucks wilt) crawl, two electrical superintendents a police officer to direct (raffle responded to tbs distress call.
Taylor said outages were reported on Torrey, Zink, Market, Garza. Austin. East Bridge, Comal, and Common streets.
"Also affected were the Estates, the River Run condue, Lands Resort, and we even got an outage call from some people working at the NB Utilities Main Office today," he added.
By 10:10 a.m. Saturday, the line* ware back up, and power was restored to all those who had called the trouble lins, Taylor said.
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