New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Local activities planned for 'Smokeout'
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
It’s not too late to “Adopt A Smoker” for Thursday’s Great American Smokeout.
Lighters will go out all over the country at midnight tonight, as thousands of cigarette smokers try to quit for just one day. A number of New Braunfels organizations will
celebrate the event with special activities.
The Adopt A Smoker campaign will be in operation at Canyon and New Braunfels high schools.
In 1982, Smokeout chairman I-arry Hagman introduced would-be quitters to his “Stop Smokin’ Wrist Snappin’ Red Rubber Band.” The band was to be worn around the wrist, and given a healthy snap every time the user
thought about lighting up a cigarette. This year, Hagman hopes each nonsmoker will “adopt” a friend who smokes, pledging to support him with sympathy, understanding and perhaps a few strongarm tactics as he works his way through 24 smokeless hours.
New Braunfels High School will also be staging a “Turkey Stomp.” Students will try to collect three
cigarettes with each no-smoking pledge, and stomp them with their feet. There will also be a prize drawing among the pledge cards, with cold turkeys and T-shirts as the prizes.
The Smithson Valley High School Future Homemakers will serve breakfast before school Thursday morning, while showing a film on smoking and teenagers. Club
members will also be handing out suckers to smokers, and will give a free T-shirt to the student who comes closest to guessing the number of cigarette butts in a jar.
A video tape on smoking and cancer, made by Dr. and Mrs. Carey Leverett, is available for viewing all week at all three high schools, said Liz Urban, director of the Community Service Center.Herald-Zeitung
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Israeli jets pound bases
BEIRUT. lebanon (AP) — Israeli jets today blasted Bekaa Valley bases believed harboring Shute Moslem terrorists, and PLO guerrilla mutineers drove most of Yasser Arafat’s fighters from tho Baddawi refugee camp outside Tripoli in fierce hand-to-hand combat.
Lebanese reporters said by nightfall there were only scattered pockets of resistance in Baddawi, the Palestine liberation Organization s last Middle Fast bastion Arafat, accompanied by his chief military aide. Khalil Waztr, left his Tripoli headquarters in the afternoon, presumably for another office
A lebanese reporter said he could hear small arms fire coming from the camp but that artillery bombardment of Baddawi had ended, presumably because the rebel forces and their
Syrian backers did not want to fire on their own men.
Before the mutineers breached the camp s perimeter, Syrian artillery units slammed shells into Baddawi.
In Tripoli, a Syrian-supplied rebel tank was firing on a 15-story building near Arafat's political headquarters in the Zahneh section.
Guerrillas loyal to Arafat, chairman of the Palestine liberation Organization, returned fire from the Baddawi camp, northeast of the city, with multiple rocket launchers They also used anti-aircraft guns, with their muzzles lowered, to fire on attacking rebel forces.
From the hills above Baddawi. it appeared the camp was surrounded by rebels on all sides except for a
See MIDEAST, Page 4A
Turkish Cypriots form new nation
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Troops were reported on alert on both sides of the Greek-Turkish border today, and 10,000 Greek Cypriot students demonstraled in Nicosia against the Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence Military sources rn Athens, who spoke on condition they not be identified. said “a number of military personnel have been placed un partial alert” along the border Turkish troops also were reported on alert on their side of the frontier The Cyprus issue brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war in 1974, after Turkish troops invaded the Mediterranean island following an Athens-led coup Unit toppled the
country’s leader, Archbishop Makarius.
The declaration of independence, announced Tuesday, angered the Greek Cypriot majority in the southern part of the war-divided island About 10,000 high school students poured into the streets today after authorities closed schools to let them protest.
Greek Cypriot leaders are seeking an emergency U N. Security Council meeting to reverse the independence declaration.
Authorities closed the only crossing point on the heavily fortified “green line” dividing the Greek and Turkish
Sec CYPRUS. Page 12A
• Staff photo by John hi Sen tinDuck waddle
A landa Park duck checks out one of the new park. The signs were unveiled at Monday s City
signs the city has designed to warn motorists of Council meeting,
the heavy volume of webfooted traffic in theBar owners ponder next move
The two bar owners that spoke in favor of late-hours permits at City Council Monday said Tuesday that they weren’t surprised when the majority of the council voted the other way.
“We were not real pleased with it. But we were there, and we spoke, and the council voted 6 to I in favor of the earlier closing," said John Rabon, owner of the Crystal Chandelier. Although he appreciated being able to say his piece, he added, “I think that no matter what we said, it was not going to make any difference.”
Dick Whitworth of Bronco's country-and-western bar agreed. “They got their minds made up. We changed one vote, maybe,” he said. Donnie Seay was the only council member who voted against the ordinance, which would repeal a 1979 law permitting alcoholic beverage establishments to apply for 2 a.m. serving permits.
Whitworth and Rabon also said they aren’t giving up yet. The ordinance must be read two more times before it can pass. Rabon indicated that holders of late-hours permits might organize some opposition before then.
••We've got a meeting later today and we’re going to decide exactly what we’re going to do,” he said Tuesday morning.
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, the group that first proposed repeal of the 2 a m. law , plans to be there for the second reading, too. “I’m satisfied that the council, except for Donnie Seay, is still in favor of it,” said president John Reynolds. “We’U try to give them some more supporting evidence at the next meeting."
Reynolds and another MADD member attended Monday’s meeting, and sat quietly while the controversial ordinance was being discussed. “I was glad to let those other people talk; I want to hoar what’s on their mind,” Rey nolds said Tuesday.
At Rabon’s suggestion, the council
See BARS, Page ISA
Trustees seek answers to CISD rapid growth
Supt Edgar Willhelin firmly believes Comal 1SD will double its student count by 1990, and he wants the district to be ready.
“We have some choices We can pass a bond issue as soon as possible,” Willhelm said. “We can use relocatable modular classrooms to meet the housing requirements until permanent housing is available. We can upgrade existing facilities as much as possible, plan expansion of maintenance, food service and transportation facilities, and buy more buses in the next two budget years.”
He also listed unacceptable alternatives of half-year kindergarten or re-zoning.
The bottom line is building capacity versus program needs, Willhelm said. “Program needs put even more of a cramp on our space. An average 750-square-foot classroom of 25-30 students is reduced in the special education program and therefore, requires more space.”
Growth will occur in CISD at different times in different locations “The growth is not balanced,” Willhelm said. “An increase in students rn grades 9-12 wiill occur without any factor of growth in the next two years. There will be a decline in grades 84 barring any outside influence, while grades kingergarten-5 will increase without any movement
of students into the district.
“The use of relocatable modular classrooms is our best alternative to address the housing of students,” he added
Help is already on the way rn that respect, with bids on four portable buildings due on Nov. 28 The building trades class at Smithson Valley High School is also building two portable structures.
The buildings will be approximately 24 by 64 feet in diameter at an estimated cost of $180,000 “That is the minimum we can get by with next year,” Willhelm has warned.
Presently, Smithson Valley High School, Mountain Valley, and Bulverde Elementary are over building capacity.
Willhelin said the existing facilities subcomnuttee of the long-range planning committee will make more current information available in its report to the board in January.
Bulverde resident Lucie Dowe also asked trustees to remember, “The more portable buildings you add, the more playground space you take away, the more restrooms you need, the more cafeteria space you need...”
Everyone agreed Dowe’s point was a good one.
-By DEBBIE DelOACM
Man arrested on Gonzales warrant
A local man was arrested on River Road Tuesday in connection with a sealed indictment handed down in Gonzales County several weeks ago.
Donald W. Moses, 40, was arrested at 4:40 p.m. by Comal County Sheriff’s investigator Gilbert Villarreal, on a Gonzales County warrant. He was brought before Justice of the Peace R.G. Blanchard, who did not set a bond. Moses was picked up shortly thereafter by Gonzales County authorities, who took
him to their own jail.
Moses’ indictment was one of 102 issued by a Gonzales County grand jury after a two-year drug investigation. The warrant cited him for “engaging in organized criminal activity.”
“It was a narcotics conspiracy,” said Villarreal. Local authorities were advised of a Comal County
See POLICE, Page 12AInside
Today will be sunny and mild, with a high near 70 degrees, and winds from the northeast at 5-10 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear and cool, with a low in the nud-40s, and light, variable winds. Thursday will be fair and wanner, with winds from the southeast at 5-10 mph. Sunset today will be at 5:35 p.m., and sunrise Thursday at 6:57 am.
SV All-District Picks
Nine players from Smithson Valley’s football team and three from the volleyball team were named to the District 26-3A all-district squads released this week. Sports. Pag* 9A.
Carrizo Springs, which faces New Braunfels in
a football bi-district playoff Friday night, has a
two-way starter with an artifical leg and another
who weighs too much. The Wildcats also have a
10-0 record. Sports. Page 9A.
DEATHS ......................... 4A
Jonas hearing nixed; board eyes 5 firms
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Comal ISD trustees weren’t very action-oriented Tuesday night, with only two formal motions rn a four-hour meeting.
The board spent an flour and 30 uunutes in executive session, and announced its refusal to grant a public hearing to former CISD security officer Lester Jonas, who was terminated Sept 20.
The other agenda item that generated a formal motion was the setting of a special meeting Nov. 29 for an architectural firm workshop
Supt. Edgar Willhelin said Wednesday the board’s decision on Jonas' request was based on previously-stated reasons. "The law says we don't have to give hun a public hearing, so we’re going to let him take it through the court process he’s already started.”
Jonas has filed a slander suit against a Bulverde couple for at least $500,000, in connection with his CISD termination.
The architect workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the CISD Adminstration Office. Of 16 architectural firms contacted, Willhelm narrowed the field down to five, which will be invited to make presentations at the workshop.
Those firms are Cavitt, McKmght, and Weymouth out of Houston; SHWC, Inc., in Dallas; and three SanCISD roundup
Antonio finns — May, Andrews, and Sotomayor, Ma moon Mok Partnership, and Bradley McChesney Architects
“I looked at design development, engineering, siite work, cost estimates and follow through on construction management in narrowing the field,” Willhelm said “And if the board doesn’t like any of these, we’ll find another five and start over.”
Policy discussion didn t any formal action from trustees, but they did ask Willhelm to explore the costs of personal business level to the district-
“Most I’ve talked to indicate to me they want a two-day blanket to take for whatever reason,” Willhelm said “We’U have to change our current poUcy somewhat because the state policy changed. The slate was illness or death rn immediate fanuly.' Now it covers ‘illness in immediate fanuly and fanuly emergencies (defined as natural disorders and life-threatening events).
“But the state hasn’t defined what Ufe-threatenuig events are yet,” he added.
Current CLSD policy provides for See CISD, Page UA