New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 122FridayJune 21,1985 25 Cents
22 Pages -2 Sections
County to ask for disaster aid
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
County Judge Fred Hark agreed to ask the governor to declare Comal County a disaster area after the damage report from the early June flooding showed $708,569 property loss.
Herb Syring, civil defense coordinator, told county commissioners Thursday about the damage he found in the Bulverde area and the extreme northen tip of the county as well as the different types of disaster aid available.
“For a presidential declaration, you need lots and lots of damage,” Synng explained. “We don’t qualify for that. And the Small Business Administration has a disaster declaration, but their program has gotten very tight, the money has gotten very tight.”
Syring also said the SBA program largely served the needs of urban areas in a disaster. Most of the damage in this case turned out to be rural, so it fits under the Farmers Home Administration disaster declaration, he said.
Four rural homes had losses amounting to almost $150,000, while about four miles of fencing will cost $50,688 to replace Twelve vehicles sustained $72,000 worth of damage, and one agribusiness lost $10,750. A pheasant farm lost $18,000 and a mobile home park sustained $100,000 in damages.
Damage to utilities, most of which were operated by the Pedemales Electric Co-op, will cost almost $20,000 to replace. The Soil and Water Conservation Service lost $33,000 in projects.
“We got this estimate by going out there and just surveying the damage,” Syring said in an interview later. “The Red Cross helped us a lot.
“There is still damage we have not been able to find out about yet,” he added. “We know there are homes that we haven’t reached the owners (who live out of the county) as of yet. And some damage we will not get estimates of because people just don’t want to give it to us.”
Syring said he hoped when these absentee owners come around, their neighbors will tell the civil defense or tell the owners to call the civil defense. The number to call is 625-0322 (answered 24 hours a day).
In other business, a dozen citizens came to the hearing on extending the no-parking area along River Road from the gatehouse to the second river crossing, and none opposed it.
Because of the wording in the advertisement for the public hearing, commissioners may be able to extend the no-parking for the entire length of River Road, which was what many people wanted.
Commissioners will ask County Attorney Bill Reimer
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/finHijackers may free 2 ill hostages
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Shiite Moslem militia leaders today were considering releasing two of the 40 American hostages from the hijacked TWA jetliner and letting them fly out of lebanon for medical treatment, informed sources reported.
An airport official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Shiite Amal militia was “examining the condition” of Jimmy Dell Palmer, 48, of Little Rock, Ark. to decide if he should be freed.
An Amal official, who also refused to be identified, said Palmer was recently taken to an unidentified clinic in Beirut to be treated either for a heart condition or lung illness.
The militia official said Claude Whitmoyer, in his late 30s, of Severn, Md., might also be released for health reasons. But the militiaman said he did not know the nature of Whitmoyer’s illness.
Palmer and Whitmoyer are among the 40 hostages who have been held since the Trans World Airlines Boeing 727 was hijacked a week ago on an Athens-to-Rome flight.
The three-man crew is aboard with the hijacked TWA plane and are guarded round-the-clock by Shiite Moslems. Thirty-seven other hostages were being held in scattered positions in Beirut.
The hijackers killed one person, U.S. Navy Petty officer Robert Dean Stethem of Waldorf, Md., who was buried Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. The rest of the passengers and crew were released.
Nabih Berri, the head of the Amal militia who has taken responsibility for the hostages, told CBS television network Thursday one of the hostages was ailing, but did
Travel agents report no cancellations
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Spokeswomen for the three local travel agencies said the TWA hijacking in Athens a week ago has not caused anyone to cancel their international trips.
“Let’s face it. Ifs mostly luck anyway,” said Elaine Seibold, officer manager at New Braunfels Travel. “If they have the money to spend, people are going to go.” Earlier this week, President Reagan warned travelers to avoid Athens because airport security there is considered lax Pan American Airlines announced it would stop its service to Athens immediately, but a TWA spokeswoman said today the airline will continue to fly to Athens International Airport in Greece.
Seibold said TWA promotions indicate Greece is the
airline's most popular tour destination
“If TWA ever pulls out, people probably will, too. because people hate hassles with airlines,” she added “So far, we haven t had any new bookings to Greece since it (the hijacking) took place. But we haven’t had any cancellations either
The other two local agencies Brenda's Travel and Tejas Travel Service also reported no cancellations.
Since the hijacking, TWA has reported interest in going to Athens “does not seem to have died down that much.”
“We feel that our security measures in Greece are up to U.S. standards and ultimately, it’s up to the people who want to travel, and they want to go,” the TWA spokeswoman said
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“If the man is not so well, I will send him to the United States,” Berri CBS interviewer Dan Rather.
Bearded Moslem militants passed out leaflets today calling for a mass demonstration to support the hijackers, who are demanding that Arab prisoners be released from an Israeli prison in exchange for 40 American hostages.
Air controllers said gunmen aboard the hijacked plane, about 70 yards from the terminal building, threatened to shoot at any reporters they spotted in the control tower When journalists moved from the tower to watch the plane from the tarmac, rifle shots were fired from the plane over their heads, forcing the reporters to run for cover in the main terminal building,
It was the fourth time in three days the hijackers have
fired at journalists, photographers and television crews staking out the airport. No one has been hit in the gunfire Five of the American captives were paraded before reporters at a news conference at the Beirut airport Thursday. The appearance was arranged by Berri One of the hostages told reporters Thursday he could account for the well-being of the Americans held by Shine militiamen at scattered locations, but urged a negotiated solution toend there “dire”situation The Shutes are seeking to exchange the Americans for 766 prisoners being held by Israel on accusations they planned or took part in attacks against the Israeli army in southern lebanon Israel has said it planned to release the prisoners in conjunction with its withdrawal from lebanon, when southern lebanon calmed down Allyn Conwell of Houston, who said the hostages had chosen him as their spokesman, said he had visited 37 Americans held at secret locations in Beirut and can verify they are all in good health.” Conwell, 39. did not talk to the crew members, but reporters talked to them Wednesday.
He said the hostages were “disappointed” that the Reagan administration had not done more to secure their freedom, but the hostages appealed to President Reagan not to attempt a military’ rescue Thomas Cullins, 42, of Burlington, Vt., said We urge, at all costs, that no direct military intervention take place.”
Appearing with Conwell and Cullins were Peter Hill. 57, of Hoffman Estates, IU.; Arthur Toga, 33, of St Iavuis, Mo ; and Vicente Garza, 53, of Iaredo
U.S. expert says body may be Mengele
SAO PAUIX), Brazil (AP) - An American forensics expert said today there is “reasonable scientific certainty” that a body found in Brazil is that of Josef Mengele, the world’s most hunted Nazi war criminal.
Dr l»well Irvine of the New York Police Department said examinations of the body, dug up
June 6 in a small cemetery near Sao Paulo, showed the man was ‘definitely not Wolfgang Gerhard,” whose name was on the death certificate.
Witnesses told police that Mengele died Feb. 7, 1979, while swimming at a coastal resort on
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Comal River . ., , ........ 254 (down 41
Canyon inflow ....... 484 ((town 3151
Canyon Dam outflow 542 (same I
Edward* Aquifer......... 624 56 (up 02)
Canyon Lake level ........ 909 77 (up 021
Note For the feat time m more than three
years, th* level of Canyon Lake is above the
conservation pool level of 909 feet above mean sea level Release rates are now determined by the Fort Worth hydrology department of the Army Corps of EngineersToday's Weather
Clouds will prevail in the nighttime ami morning hours, while afternoons will be partly sunny and warm through
Saturday. Winds will be from the southeast at IO to 15 mph. Today’s high is expected to be 88, with tonight’s low dropping to 75. Yesterday’s high was 85 and this morning’s low was 72. Sunset today will be at 8:34 p.m. and sunrise Saturday will be at 6:31 am.
WASHINGTON (AP) - High levels of fat and sodium have landed five popular dishes on the list of “worst” fast foods, while a consumer group cited three low-calorie, low-salt items as the “best” available for Americans.
Two McDonald’s offerings joined food from Roy Rogers, Wendy’s and Hardees on the selections listed as worst for Americans, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said Thursday.
At the same time, Wendy’s also landed on the best fast foods list, along with products sold by Long John Silver’s and Jack in the Box, the Washington-based consumer health organization said in its newsletter, “Nutrition Action.”
Selected as the best fast-food choices available to nutrition-conscious eaters were Long John Silver’s baked fish, Jack in the Box’s shrimp salad and the reduced-calorie salad dressings available at Wendy’s.
In addition, the consumer group listed two honorable mentions on the good food side of the coin — Arby’s roasted chicken breast and Wendy’s multi-gram bun.
The center suggested customers at Ixing John Silver’s restaurants select mixed vegetables and com on the cob along with the baked fish to obtain “the first all-around, low-fat, hot, fast food meal.”
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contains just 115 calories, the center McDonald’s was cited both for reported, and 460 milligrams of salt, Chicken McNuggets and the if consumers bypass dressings. breakfast sausage biscuit.
On the negative end of the scale, Fat supplies more than half the
calories in the breaded and fried chicken pieces, the center said, while the .sausage biscuit is high in both fat and calories.
Contacted for a response to the listing, McDonald's .spokesman Bob Kayser said the firm could not comment on the criticism until it had a chance to study the center’s report.
Roy Rogers crescent sandwich with ham was also listed among Hie “worst” fast foods, also because of high sodium and fat levels, the consumer group reported.
Mary Maguire, a spokeswoman for Marriott Corp., which operates the Roy Rogers cham, said the sandwiches should be considered in the context of the group’ s entire menu.
“Roy Rogers offers one of the most varied and healthful menus iii the industry,” she said, pointing out that salad bars with low-calorie dressing are popular at the chain’s restaurants.
Hardee’s bacon cheeseburger was also cited for high fat and sodium content, prompting Hardee’s spokesman John Merritt to comment that lus company is simply trying to provide foods that consumers want.
Finally, the center criticized Wendy’s cheese-stuffed potato as among the worst fast foods
The potato itself has plenty of credentials as a health food, the center said, bul with the addition of cheese the amount of fat is as high as that in many cheeseburgers.