New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Troops evacuated from volcano area
MANILA, Philippines (AP) A huge fissure cracked Mount Pinalubo and tile erupting volcano was building up lo a ca la strophic blast, scientists said Saturday. Thousands of people in nearby towns tried desperately lo lice their homes.
The last I,SOO IJ S. troops patrolling Clark Air Have, IO miles from the volcano, were evacuated, and dependents of (lase personnel were ordered to return to die United Stales
Defense Secretary Pule I Ramos said lens of thousands of people would be evacuated from three nearby cities starting Sunday, but thousands of people would riot wait ‘they piled into cars, pedicabs, trucks and any oilier means of transom they could find lo try to escape towns near the volcano
The region has also been hit by winds and rams generated from a typ boon, and earthquakes triggered by the volcanic eruptions shook the main lai/on island Much of llie exodus was blo ked be cause of roads flooded by a typhoon, damaged bridges and volcanic ash piled more than a foot deep on the highways
Suhu Hay, home to the largest U S. naval base in die Philippines, was on die edge of the danger /one but officials said there was no immediate plan to evacuate, large amounts of ash rank'd on die Subic base, knocking out electric power and disrupting ll an Nj ion.
Winds and rain from Typhoon Y anga i art led ash as far as Manila
Governor signs bill
would be required to commit 1,500 stale prison beds within the next four years for intensive drug and alcohol treatment.
“This is the solution, short-term, to our criminal justice program. There’s nothing else that is more important,’’ said Sen. Ted Lyon, D-Rockwall, the bill’s author, when it passed the Senate late last month.
More than 85 percent of the inmates entering the state prison system admit to having some problems with substance abuse, officials said.
Victim hails sentence
HOUSTON (AP) — A rapist received the maxi
mum 99 years in prison, bringing a sigh of relief from the victim who had distributed dtousands of fliers depicting a composite police sketch and the words, “This man is a RAPIST.”
“Justice has been done. This is it,” the 40-ycar-old victim said through tears Friday after Damon Lee Wood was sentenced.
His mother, Paula Sue Wood, had turned in her 20-year-old son after she saw one of the fliers distributed in the neighborhood. She testified that her son suffered from mental problems.
Jurors in State District Judge Jay Burnett’s convicted Wood after 40 minutes of deliberations Friday. Burnett imposed the sentence that will keep Wood behind bars at least until 2005.
This female domestic short-haired kitten, called Bobbie because of her bobtail, is available for adoption at the New Braunfels Animal Shelter. The spirited 2-month-old tabby loves to play Bobbie and other pets can be adopted for a tee at the shelter, 1920 Kuehlar Ave. The fee — $48 for a female and $4,3 for a male — includes rabfes and four- or six-way vaccinations, worming and the surgical fee for altering the pet Shelter hours are 10 a m. to 4 p m. Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a m. to 5 p m. Monday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Astronauts held for more testing
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Four of Columbia’s seven astronauts will spend a dizzy week spinning in a rotating chair, pedaling exercise bikes and zooming sideways on a sled now- that their shuttle is back on fourth.
Through the post-flight research, which continues today, scientists hope to learn more about the effects of zero-gravity during long space flights
“lf we as a nation decide to continue to put people in space and send them to planets, we need to understand what weightlessness docs to them,” said project scientist Mel Budcrcr.
The research required NASA to kill half the shuttle’s 29 rats and many of its 2,478 jellyfish after Friday’s landing at this Mojave Desert military base, said National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokeswoman Jane Hutchison.
Bus wreck injures 36 people
DICKSON, Term. (AP) — A bus chartered lo carry passengers from Dallas to a wedding in New Jersey ran off a ramp leading to Interstate 40, injuring al least 36 people, two critically, authorities said today.
Dickson police said early today that details of how die accident occurred late Friday night were still sketchy, but one passenger told a hospital administrator that the bus skidded off the Interstate 40 Tennessee 46 exit ramp into a ravine. Dickson is about 35 miles from Nashville.
Another passenger, 12-ycar-old Kendall Carter, of Dallas, said he woke up on a grassy median beside die exit ramp. Carter is the grandson of Robert Bar-tcc, one of die two drivers of the chartered Carroll Tours bus from Dallas.
“I felt humps and I just woke up. I couldn’t see anything hut trees,” Carter said.
(’arter climbed to safety when the bus came to a stop on a hill on die other side of the ramp.
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AUSTIN (AP) — Legislation to expand drug treatment of some prisoners, touted by backers as a short-term answer lo some of the state’s criminal justice problems, was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Ann Richards.
ITic drug treatment bill would establish in Texas’ five most fopulous counties a program to screen criminal offenders for drug and alcohol abuse problems and provide treatment.
A statewide coordinator would oversee the treatment programs in Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant and El Paso counties.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice also
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