New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Slippery when wet
Herald-/edunp New Braunfels Texas Friday June 28 ‘987 Page 7National Guard manuevers
An 18-year old Converse woman was slightly inured last night about 6:30 at the height of the storm when she
tost control of her 198? Buick Regal on the US 81 overpass north of New Braunfels According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Shea, Jo Ann Noisier was southbound in the inside lane when she attempted to change lanes for an approaching car Shea said Neisler lost control of the car on the wet street, the car spun around, and the rear of the car struck the guard rail The car spun around again and traveled across the highway to the west guard rail, where it camp to a stop Neisler was reportedly wearing a safety belt and Shea said she had been speeding. The speed limit is 55 but in this weather, you should be going 45," said Shea, with clipboard. Also pictured are Trooper Lin Munford and New Braunfels Police Officer Mike Rust Shea said the investigation continues into the collisicn (Photo by Leslie Knewaldt).
ceremony has somber tone
FORT HOOD ' AP) The parade and speeches that close National Guard manuevers each year will have a somber tone today because of the deaths of ll reservists and guardsmen in two separate accidents.
A tank accidentally fired on another tank, killing Sgt. James W Smetzer and injuring seven others Tuesday, one day after a military helicopter crashed and burned with IO aboard.
Pass-in-review ceremonies for the victims are set for today at a Fort Hood tank range, said Sgt. 1st Class John Krise
“Its part of wrapping (the maneuvers) up. but a little more in depth in light of the accidents,” Krise said.
Army spokesman Capt. Arnold Garcia said Smetzer, 35, of San Angelo, was a member of Bravo Company. 3rd Battalion, 112th Armor Unit, based in Ballinger.
Pvt. Morty Redman, 19, of San Angelo, remained in serious but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Darnall Army Community Hospital Thursday.
The other injured were treated at Darnall and released.
The guardsmen and reservists involved in the accidents were participating in Starburst ’87, an annual two-week training manuever that includes about 13.000 Texas
Meanwhile, investigators are looking into the helicopter crash that littered 2* acres with wreckage Monday morning The investigation is expected to last up to six weeks, officials said
National Guard soldiers and 5 OOO soldiers from Army reserve support units.
The tank was firing at a camouflaged target about OOO meters away, but its 105mm gun went too far to the left and fired a practice round at two other MOO tanks, said Maj. Gen. James B. McGoodwin, commander of the 49th Armored Division.
The guardsman killed in the accident and the soldier seriously injured were standing outside the tank when the round was fired, McGoodwin said.
Meanwhile, investigators are looking into the helicopter crash that littered 21* acres with wreckage Monday morning. The investigation is expected to last up to six weeks officials said
An Army soldier was found dead in
a training area Thursday and a member of the military police brigade died after falling off a motorcycle, but officials said the two deaths were not related to the manuevers
Spec 4 Frank C. Herrera was reported missing at midnight Wednesday, said spokesman It Michael Marlow
Herrera’s body was found at 9 a.rn Thursday Marlow said The cause of his death and circumstances leading to his disappearance have not bee? determined, and the death remains under investigation, Marlow said
Herrera was a soldier for almost five years and had been stationed at Fort Hood for the past JO months
Jennifer Porter. 23, a member of the 410th Military Police brigade, fell off a motorcycle driven by another MP Ms Porter's hometown and rank were not immediately available The accident oc erred on Interstate 35 near Georgetown while both soldiers were off duty
Before this week's a< cl dents IO aircraft had crashed at Fort Hood since 1980, killing ll people and injuring ll others, officials said In all Army air accidents since 1982. seven people have been Killed, while J people have died in ground accidents
Roberts: "I've raised people from the dead"
LULAC told Hispanic vote vital to 1988 race
TULSA. Okla. (AP) Television evangelist Oral Roberts claims ho has raised people from the dead “I can't tell you about the dead people I’ve raised," Roberts told more than 5,000 people Thursday at the closing session of the Charismatic Bible Ministries conference. “I’ve had to stop a sermon, go back, and raise a dead person. It did improve my altar call (audience response! that night."
But he told his audience that medicine also was important "Let's be honest," he said. "Not everybody we lay hands on gets well I pray for the doctors "
He said he had been taking antibiotics which made him better and "makes the devil mad. I’m not a candidate for illness anymore."
Roberts, who has endured ridicule and criticism in th*' past for his descriptions of visits from
God, also said God told him that Roberts “will be coming back with my son i Jesus i to reign."
The evangelist said after God told him that he too. would return to Barth during the Second (•anting of Christ, Roberts "got this picture that I would he coming to Tulsa."
I got a picture in my mind that he’s going to position us to rule and reign. Maybe we'll have more power in the second try, ... We're not going tu stay over there. Watch what happens to (Oral Roberts University > when I get back.”
Farber this y ear. Roberts drew fire when he made a plea fur *8 million for the university's medical school, saying that God had told him to raise the money in a year or he would be ‘called home ” He said Thursday that he was reading a spy novel when the deity appeared to him 'n March 1986
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other 40 percent has remained unaffiliated.
The statistics were issued in the new Yearbook of American md Canadian Churchs 1987, compiled by the research department of the National Council of Churches, and published by Abingdon Press of Nashville, Tenn.
‘Overall, U.S. churches are neither gaming nor losing membership.'’ says yearbook editor Constance H Jacquet Jr. of the council’s research anti evaluation office.
The figures, covering 218 religious bodies, show U.S. total membership at 142.926.363, a gain of 754,225, or .53 percent for 1985, the latest year for consolidated totals.
At the same time. government statistics indicate the population grew by almost I percent.
Whne the data collected from the church bodies themselves, which regularly cleans their rolls to remove drop-outs, show about tit) percent of Americans affiliated, polls regularly show more than 70 percent claim involvement.
The yearbook also gives other church data, including financial statistics showing the average U.S. church member gave $322, up from 300 the year before, the increase outstripping the inhalation rate of 3.8 percent.
That per capita giving has increased 366 percent since 1961 when it was only $69, but when the figures ire adjusted for inflation amounts to only 29.7 percent in real terms.
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when God forgave, when God loaded on Himself the guilt of the whole world.
Now we don’t have to walk around with our heads hung low, feeling
sorry for ourselves. We can hold our heads high as forgiven children of the Father We can rejoice, we are free. As God reaches out to forgive us, we can reach out to forgive others. Jesus died and rose again to lift us back to new life free and forgiven.
Frederick Frueholz Jr., M D 2 East Coll Street P O Box 960 Phone Madison 5 2391 NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS
To My Patients and Friends:
As some of you have heard, I will be retiring soon-my knee and hip demand it. Although I shall no longer see patients after Friday, June 26, 1987, the office will remain open until September 1,
1987. This is to help in the transfer of you and your records to another physician. Although you have a choice of another physician, records will be primarily transferred to Dr. Charles Berger, Dr.
Donald Kennady, Dr. Dorothy Overman, Dr.
Stanley Woodward, and Dr. John D. Bell,
in,ernist I shall miss you... r ^
CORPUS CHRISTI VP I U.S. Sen Joseph Biden says the Hispanic vote will be so important rn the 1988 presidential race that he would consider a Hispanic ninning mate if his party nominates him.
“I would not at all be reluctant to have a Hispanic American on the ticket." said Biden. one of nine presidential candidates w’ooing Hispanic votes at this week s league erf United I .atm .American Citizens convention.
He noted after his speech Thursday that San Vntonio Mayor Henry Cisneros would be a very good running mate for anyone "
Although admitting he does not speak Spanish, the 44-year-old Delaware senator said a movement to make English the official U S. language will never make it through my Senate Judiciary > committee, I can promise you. "
Biden also called for increases in federal spending on health and education but cuts in defense He said there has been too much emphasis on individualism and materialism at the expense of social responsibility.
In this America, the .standard has been wealth, economic success and personal gain the socalled bottom line but this standard cannot evaluate the true condition of our sot iety. he said. It cannot measure the health >t our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play."
Biden said that cuts in .spending for education and health care should stop, and that hi* would provide more money for teacher salaries and medical care for children
“For too long in this country, it is my view than we have celebrated individualism over community." Biden said.
The U.S. economy is dependent on the health of markets in the developing world, he said, adding that protectionist trade barriers in this country would hurt the U.S. economy by harming markets in those countries.
“If we had leadership in this country that could get our European allies and the Japanese to do their part and us to do our part in improving the economy of Mexico, we would do more lo impact
upon our ability to make this country function thai anything els**," Biden said U S banks he added should write iff intert and renegotiate the debt owed them In Thir I World countries It is not a USS economy •* said. "It ss a world economy "
About 3,500 people are expected through Sunda* to attend the IJJ LA< convention Presidential contenders slated to speak toda* are Democrats Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee and Massachusetts Gov. Micheai Iiuk.ik.* md Republican Rep Jack Kemp of New York the sol* GOP candidate to accept a Speake e invilatim from LULAC.
Convention Chairman Ruben Bonilla <aid Texas’ prominence rn the 1988 race was amplified by its inclusion in the March 8 1988. cafh primal known as “Super Tuesday
Texas is the most populous of 2ft -'ates wilding presidential primaries ar caucuses that la* Candidates ne added, cannot afford to ignore I hi state’s increasingly politically ictive I million registered Hispanic voter*
Justice Lewis Powell resigns Supreme Court
WASHINGTON AP» Supreme C ourt Justice Lewis F Powell, a moderate who has tieen the pivotal vote in many of the court’s close decisions, today announced he ta retiring from the nation's highest court.
Powell, who has suffered from prostate cancer, made the surprise announcement in a printed statement shortly after he left the bench for the last time
I have advised the chief justice and associate justices that I have elected to retire as an associate justice. The president will be advised today," the statement said.
Chief Justice William H, Rehnquist, on the bench to conclude the court’s 1986-87 term, noted the retirement of Powell.
Powell once said, “I try very
hard to reconcile views I may have to help put a court majority together "
Appointed by President Richard M. Nixon. Powell has been a pivotal member of the court’s moderate center since 1972.
“I will miss being an active justice more than I can say." Powell said in his .statement.
He will be 8ft years old on Sept.
“My health has not lieen robust," Powell's said in the statement. But he added that a recent check-up at die Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Minn., yielded favorable" results.
“Both of the physicians in charge concluded that I am presently in good health. But my past illnesses have created problems for the court and for
Houston subdivision may be haunted
HOUSTON AP A former neighbor of a man suing developers of a home he claims is built on top of old graves *avs strange events occurred at his home, prompting his family to flee to Montana Toilets flushed by themselves, unexplained shadows appeared in the iving room. footsteps were heard and a silhouette appeared >n a bedroom dour, Ben Williams said.
It should have been a lovely place to live, but we had nothing but hell there. ’ Williams. 57 told the dousr Chronicle in a telephone interview Williams, who moved from the Newport subdivision home tour months ago to his vacation borne in Hamilton. Mont., .aul his former neighbor. Sam Haney, also told him strange things happened at his home.
Sam and Judy Haney have filed a lawsuit seeking $2 million in damages from the developers of their
home. saying they knew it was built on old graves when it was sol cl Haney said he has been afraid and is seeing a psychologist since a both was unearthed in his backward in 1983.
Testimony in the trial in slate district <*oiirt in Houston was scheduled to resume todaj Defendants are Purcell Corp u S. Atlanta Corp , Purchase Corp and Diamondhead Shelter Corp State District Judge Ruby Softdodk has issued a gag order in the case On Thursday. laster Ressler. *7. testified he told Haney cf the possible graveyard when he noticed i swimming pool was tieing built in Haney s yard.
Haney has said the grim iiscovery of some human remains buried in the yard has changed Ins de. causing stress and health problems, n-luding diabetes.
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