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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Cowboys lose to St. Louis See Sports, Page 6 Water Watch Comal River......... 299    cfs (down 41) Canyon inflow......541    cfs (down 76) Canyon uutflow......... 926    cfs    (same) Edwards level ....... 625.53    cfs (up .07) Canyon I ake level 910 94 (down 38) Local Vietnam veterans march through town See below New Braunfels UmmmI 4 nerai J New Braunfels, Texas T uesday November 5,1985 25 Cents 32 Pages —2 SectionsBusiness owner charged with theft By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer A 44-year-old California woman remains in Comal County Jail today after her Sunday night arrest in San Antonio. Gloria Enander Giannini of Colton, Calif., is charged with felony theft over $20,(HK). She was placed under $100,000 bond by Municipal Court Judge David Perkins. Lt. Felix Roque, head of the New Braunfels Police Department criminal investigations division, said that in early October, Giannini bought a local business and opened several business accounts. “As part of the daily receipts, she deposited a check for $28,500" at Texas Commerce Bank, said Roque. The check was written on a California bank account that had been closed for five months, Roque said. After depositing the check, Giannini allegedly returned to the bank several days later and withdrew $21,000 for a cashier’s check. “It was discovered on the 28th (of October) and that’s when we were involved," Roque said. Roque explained that investigators had been working closely with someone who knew Giannini. “He knew we were trying to apprehend her and he was aware of the warrant and of her involvement with the check case at Texas Commerce Bank," Roque said. “He had been in touch with her previously and there was a possibility that he would probably be in touch with her again,” he said. “We told him if he made contact with her to contact the police department (either in New Braunfels or San Antonio) and detain her until the police arrived. “And that’s what he did in San Antonio," Roque said. The unidentified citizen detained Giannini Sunday night until the San Antonio police arrived. Roque said she was brought back to New Braunfels the same evening. Giannini is on probation in Oakland, Calif., where she was convicted of conspiracy to distribute counterfeit items, Roque said. She has also been charged and released on bond in Alameda and Los Angeles counties in California and in Weslaco for cases “similar in nature to what has occurred here," Roque added. Police seek break-in suspects New Braunfels police are looking for two men who allegedly broke a window at the luanda Street Dairy Queen Monday night and escaped from a patrolman who spotted them. “They were trying to break into the Dairy Queen and they had broken a window, but apparently did not get in," said Detective Juan Gusme. “When officer Tommy Gonzales drove up, they ran off, and he gave chase. “They outran him." The two white men, in their late-teens or early-20s, ran into the Inspiration Drive area, Gusme said. Both men were slender and one was wearing a jacket with fringe. One of the men was carrying a flashlight, he said. Anyone with information about the incident, which occurred about 2 a m., is asked to call the detective at 625-7181.Officer injured A police patrolman was .slightly injured early Sunday morning when his patrol car slarmned into a hackberry tree. Lt. John Wommack said Mark Bryan was “driving a little to fast to a call when he saw a vehicle that he thought was pulling out to the right." Bryan applied his brakes, but the car slid in the mud and then into the tree. “And the tree didn’t move," Wommack said. The car sustained moderate damage, Wommack said, and Bryan was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital after complaining of neck and rib pain. The incident occurred about 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Wurstfest attracts local folks Wurstfest patrons do the Chicken Dance in the Wursthalle LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZElTUNG By DEBBIE DelOACM Staff writer Wurstfest 1985 belonged to the people of New Braunfels Monday night. In honor of the celebration’s 25th anniversary, local residents with newspaper coupons were offered free admission to Wurstfest grounds Monday night. Regular gate admission is $4 per person Children under 12 are admitted free Free admission has been offered at Wurstfest before, and there have been informal New Braunfels Nights But the coupons, printed in las-Thursday's Times Guardian and Sunday's Herald Zeitang, were a new approach to combine both offers into an attractive package. Boxes full of coupons at the Wurstfest gates Monday night seemed to indicate the offer was very attractive. And so did these comments from some local Wurstfest goers: • Anytime you can get in free, that’s fine — especially when it s something good to come to," Beth Elliott said “It s a terrific idea. Monday's perfect, and it feels good to have a night all to ourselves.” “I think it s a special night for our citizens,” Stephanie Goodbread said. After all, they make Wurstfest what it is." “I think it shows the Wurstfest Association does care about local folks," former City Councilwoman I^averne Eberhard said “We’ve moved away from the old image of Wurstfest, and closer to one people should take the opportunity to see if they haven’t yet." Don and Sandra Jackson said they found New Braunfels Night and its less-hectic pace appealing. “It’s a lot quieter, more enjoyable and a much slower pace," he said. “It s a good idea. being able to come see those who know without having to fight a mob of people," she added The free coupon may have brought some old Wurstfest-goers out of theSee WL RST FEST. Page SA Texans face amendment election today DAIJ^AS (AP) — Texas voters will decide today who will be mayor of Houston, whether San Antonio’s drinking water should have more fluoride, and if Hie state should adopt a $1.4 billion water plan. The water package is split between Propositions I and 2, which are among 14 proposed changes to the Texas Constitution The first amendment would authorize $980 million in state bonds to raise money for reservoirs, pipelines, treatment plants and flood control projects. It also would set up a $250 million insurance fund to bark local water bonds. Proposition 2 would authorize $200 million in bonds for low-interest loans to farmers who buy water-saving irrigation equipment lawmakers approved the water plan this year. Gov. Mark White, I t Gov. Bill Hobby and Speaker Gib lewis have been campaigning rn .support of the package. The scattered opposition includes groups who fear the plan could lead to a program in which water collected in East Texas reservoirs would lie sent to West Texas Among other amendments is a proposal to allow the Texas Department of Corrections to trade troublesome inmates with other states. Voters in Houston must decide whether to keep Kathy Whitmire as mayor for a third two-year term or return Louie Welch to a job he held for IO years Also in Houston, eight political newcomers known as the “Straight Slate” are running for City Council seats. In San Antonio, after months of heated debate, voters will decide whether the nation’s 10th largest city should boost the natural .3 parts per million of fluoride in the water supply to 8 ppm. Mayor Henry Cisneros calls fluoridation long overdue, but the Homeowner-Taxpayer Association contends ifs too expensive The City Water Board has predicted it would Lake $703,000 for the startup, with recurring costs of about $20,000 annually. Counties see larger turnout in absentee voting The proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution prompted a larger than average number of people to vote absentee in Comal and Guadalupe counties. Rosie Bosenbury, Comal County clerk, said 146 people voted early on the amendments. She said the county has received 13 ballots in the mail. Bosenbury said these numbers are higher than in the last amendment election held two years ago. Ballots that were mailed to registered voters in this county will be accepted until 7 p m today. From Saltier, 22 people voted absentee on the incorporation question. Mary Mashies, (Guadalupe County election administrator, said 119 people voted absentee. She said the turnout was higher than average. Only 28 Guadalupe County residents voted absentee on state constitutional amendments in 1981. Inside CLASSIFIED 8±1 HOROSCOPE 8 COMICS 7 8 OPINIONS 4 CROSSWORD 3 SPORTS 8 DEAR ABBY 3 STOCKS _J DEATHS 2 WEATHER Today's weather It will be sunny and warmer today and Wednesday and partly cloudy and cool tonight. The high tem perature will be in the mid-70s with the low in the 50s Today’s low was 42 degrees and Monday’s high was 74 degrees. Sunset will be at 5:42 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:48 a .rn. Vietnam veterans march for memories By SARAH DUKE Staff writer A group of Vietnam veterans huddled around a vigil fire at the National Guard Armory last night as they thought of the more than 2.500 Americans who have not come home from the war in Southest Asia. We keep the fire going because the patrol is still out, not all of the men are back yet and we’re waiting for them. You never put out the fire until the last patrol is back,” said George Hawk, a Vietnam veteran and one of the organizers of the "Journey to Remember '” Vietnam veterans have been marching from Dallas to San Antonio is to remind Americans that there are still Americans unaccounted for in See VIETNAM, Page JA Read about Comal County Players of the Week, Page 6 LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG A veteran watches over an eternal flame Veterans march Sunday along Interstate 35 CERYL CLARK HERALD ZEIT UNG ;

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