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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas ****************************** DALLAS 752    *** ** ****************** ******* Storms scatter State around Texas See below Comal River............ 286    (down    4) I*# #    Canyon inflow ......... 509 (down 71) Wa Tor    canyon outflow........... 926 (same) Watch    Edwards Aquifer  625.61 (down 01) Canyon Lake level .... 910.00 (down 52) Princess Diana Nation dazzles United States See Page 3A m ' /........ I    ■*? Read about players of the week, page 5 New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 94 No 221 T uesday November 12,1985 25 Cents 12 PagesEx-commander claims to seize Liberia MONROVIA, I,iberia (Al*) A former commander of Liberia’s arm ed forces said in radio broadcasts to day that tic had overthrown head of state Samuel K Doe and seized con trol of the West African country “The patriotic forces have seized power Our forces have completely surrounded the city Samuel Doe is in hiding.'’ declared Den Thomas Quiwonkpa on Radio Elwa, a privately owned religious station in the Liberian capital An Af* reporter said a two-minute message including the same statement was was being broadcast on the official radio. Ile said dozens of civilians were dancing and shouting slogans in the streets, and that some soldiers also were roaming the streets, shooting in the air to celebrate. He said shooting broke out at about 5 a m (ll p m CST) at the presider tial mansion and continued for up to two hours Soldiers loyal to Quiwonkpa. backed by tanks, surrounded the mansion There was no other immediate evidence of resistance in the capital Schools, stores and offices were clos rd and most people were staying in their homes A telex inquiry to the Liberian Information Ministry in Monrovia atM»iut whether Doe was still in control elicited the response “No Thomas Quiwonkpa ” The person on the other end of the line did not iden tify himself Quiwonkpa promised free and fair elections Liberia founded in 1K47 by freed American slaves, held the first multi party elections in its history on Dot 15 Doe who overthrew the entrench ed descendents of slaves in a bloody 1980 coup, won the election, tad there 18 wheeler turns over 18-wheeler turned over north of Hunter Road. The driver of an IK wheeler escaped serious injury after his rig ended up in a steep ditch on York Creek Road this morning Jim Pavticek was hauling gravel for Ellers Construction Co., in Schulenburg when he said he swerved to dodge a deer and lost control of his rig about 10:15 a rn The truck rolled and landed upside down in a ditch, spilling all of the base material off the road way Someone had pulled the driver from the truck through the wind shield by the time the New Braunfels Fire Department arrived A department spokesman said the driver had blood on his arm, but refused to be transported to MfPAlO/f'TuNZ, the hospital We really didn t stay out there very long.” the spokesman said ' It was one of those bad situations that turned out good this time ” Inside Meetings New Braunfels City Council will meet at 7:30 tonight at the City Hall council chambers and New Braunfels Planning and Zoning will meet at 7:30 p m Wednesday in the City Hail council chambers Thunderstorms drench Texas CLASSIFIED 810 COMICS 7 CROSSWORD 6 DEAR ABBY 6 DEATHS 2 HOROSCOPE 6 OPINIONS 4 SPORTS 5 STOCKS 11 WEATHER Today's weather 2 Partly cloudy, w arm and w mdy today with a 30 percent chance of showers High temperatures in the 80s with low temperatures tonight in the 70s High Sunday was 72 and low was 71. Sunset today will be 5:37 p m Sunrise Wednesday will be ti 53 a rn, Thunderstorms drenched southeast Texas Monday, created extra headaches for residents in Wharton. Colorado and Fort Bend counties as the heavy rains caused flooding on major roads A flash flood warning for the three counties was lifted at midnight, the National Weather Service said The forecast in the area called for a 50 percent chance of rain today. Several highways and streets remained closed Monday evening in the three counties, said J R Loving, a Wharton County sheriff’s department spokesman. Several families living between Wharton and East Bernard were evacuated and taken to a shelter set up at East Bernard High School, said Wharton County Sheriff Rudy Machala Fifty-two patients of a Rosenburg nursing home had to spend the night at other nursing homes, a hospital and at a Red Cross shelter in neighboring Richmond after flood waters flowed into the home and forced their evacuation, officials said. “We had to move them cause of the rising waters.” said Rosenberg firefighter David Bialas He said six inches of water had crept into the home as firemen sandbagged the building to prevent the three feet of water outside from coming in The bedridden patients were taken to Poly Ryan Hospital in Richmond. he said Other patients were taken to the Autumn Hills nursing homes in Richmond and Sugarland and to the Red Cross shelter at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond. Bialas said Tornadoes near Bonus and East Bernard in Wharton County were sighted Monday morning, officials said The only damage, however, was to a small metal building that overturned near East Bernard, a sheriff's dispatcher said In Fort Bend County, sheriff’s office said they had an unconfirmed report of a tornado touchdown near farm-to-market road 1952 in Tavener in the county’s western part Two other sightings were reported in the same area, authorities said. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s dispatcher Denise lsenberg said no injuries were reported and the only damage was to a house “This was all from the same general storm Probably some small twisters touched down in that area.” said Gary Beeler, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Houston Officials in Houston kept a close See STORMS, Page UA Flagged down □can CCAPX MFRAtO Zf »TUWG A F. Pantermueh! of V.F W Post 35 puts away flags aftec they were flown downtown Monday for Veterans Day See story, page 3, photo page 11 were widespread charges of fraud from the opposing parties Quiwonkpa ordered his supporters to arrest “all ministers, deputy ministers the former chief of staff of the armed forces of Liberia, Lt Gen Henry Dubar. all other officials of the deposed government of Samuel Doe and bring them to the executive mansion immediately ” CISD awards building contract By DEBBIE BALBACH Staff writer Sitting pretty in a brand new board room. Comal 1SD trustees awarded a SI 3 million contract for construction at four campuses to J J Falbo Company, Inc . of San Antonio Monday night CISD patrons passed a S19 % million bond issue last May that has now been divided into bid packages, grouped together by needed construction and geographical location Bid Package No I, which went to J J. Falbo, is composed of various additions at both Bulverde schools. Moun-tain Valley Elementary and Smithson Valley Middle School (presently Smith.^n Valley High School >. “Of nine bids, the lowest was J J *•'albo with a base bid of $1,345,678," >aid Mike McChesney with Bradley-McChesney Architects If approved. ne added the contract would begin today with a due date of June 9. 1906 McChesney said specific additions included in Package No. I are a gym with a covered walkway to the main building, and expansion to a full service kitchen at Bulverde Elementary, six classrooms, a new cafeteria, and renovation of the existing kitchen at Bulverde Middle; six classrooms and additional restrooms at Smithson Valley, and seven classrooms and additional restrooms at Mountain Valley CISD had estimated the cost for Package No I at $16 million. Dr Arlen Tleken, director of Community Education said any surplus between the estimated and actual costs will be used to buy furniture for two new schools or to make up the difference if another bid package comes in higher than estimated Sealed bids on Bid Packages No 2 and 3 will be received on Nov 21 Package No 2 will include renovation at Frazier Elementary. Goodwin Primary and Comal Elementary. while Package No 3 concerns additions and remodeling at Canyon High School Construction of a new Smithson Valley High School and a new Canyon Middle School was also authorized in last May’s bond issue The district is in the process of acquiring land for both new schools At Monday night s meeting. Brown said the district is days away from closing on a deal to buy 60 5 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 46 and Smithson Valley Road for the new SY HS campus Laboratory results taken from two test wells indicated the water supply there could adequately support the new school. McChesney also commended the proposed SVHS site, saying, “Ifs surprisingly level for that part of the country “I think it will make a great site for a high school.” he added. But Brown's update on finding land for a new Canyon Middle School wasn't as encouraging We've talked to five people, and of those five, we have one good lead,” he said SEE CISD, Page ILA ;

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