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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas **■* DALLAS 752    *** 410    M053    10/22/86 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT: PETE SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245 •49 Workers find World volcano survivors See below Comal River.............. 304    (same)\/\/*%tf*r Canyon inflow ......... 460 (down 30) Canyon outflow........... 926    (same)Watch Edwards Aquifer  625.62 (up .01)Canyon Lake level .... 909.61 (down .14) Democrats court Area local voters See below New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Sunday November 17, 1985 50 Cents 72 Pages- 5 Sections anyon clinches playoffs, page 11A Smashed in front LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Martinez's car was damaged in front Saturday night Woman injured in 3-car accident By SARIN BURE Staff veritas A N«*w Braunfels woman was in jured Saturday when her car struck another in a three car accident on FM 1044 one half mile south of Interstate 35. Alicia Martinez. 44. was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital after receiving minor injuries when her car struck a pickup truck which had struck another automobile from behind. The three-ear accident occurred when Olga Hoffman of Nebraska, attempted to make a right turn off of FM 1044 Gordon Knight of New Braunfels struck Hoffman's car from behind and his pickup truck was struck from behind by Mar t inez’s Oldsmobile Martinez's car received extensive damage, said Patrolman James Bose with the New Braunfels Police Depart ment Hoffman. 71. was cited for mak mg an improper turn and Martinez was cited for failure to con trol speed Rose said th*- Hoffman's car and Knight's pickup received minor damages Reagan set for summit City, union exchange information By BINA OVERSTREET Staff writer City officials and representatives of a local union met last week City Manager Joe Michie said that representatives of the American Federation of State. County and Municipal Employees, Local 2399, met w ith city leaders Tuesday night •’The city has retained a labor reia tions attorney to advise us with mak ing sure we are following the letter of the law in all of our contacts with union officials,” Michie said •And we’ve exchanged information we asked the union for its bylaws and they have asked us for in formation about our personnel procedures ” Michie said the groups will meet again “in the near future” to discuss the request by the union for city recognition of its representation of city employees Union representative Linda Chavez Ramirez told city council in October that she represents about 50 employees who want to be represented by the union “We are a reasonable organization that deals strictly within the guidelines of the law,” she said Ramirez explained to council that her organization tries to cooperate with department heads and the city manager to “deal with a w ay to deal with problems and open the line of communication between employees and the employer ” Michie, who declined much com ment about the union discussions, did say the group is “seeking recognition and a union dues check off” on city paycheck* "This is very preliminary discussion,” he added Ramirez told council in October that she has talked to employees from several city departments, in eluding public works and parks, who want to improve working conditions and job secu-ity. Under the volcano Workers struggle to save victims in Colombia ARMERO. Colombia (AP* Small groups of survivors trapped on hills waved frantically for help Saturday as rescue helicopters lifted people out of the desolation of mud and debris left by Colombia’s volcano eruption. The helicopters plucked survivors off hills, out of trees and from a mudflat that is a mile wide at some points. Ab rescuers struggled to reach survivors, Colombian officials reported that more than 21,500 people were dead or missing from the destruction unleashed in this Andean valley late Wednesday night and early Thursday. A wall of mud created by snow melted by the Nevado del Ruiz volcano and a swollen river roared down the Armero Valley, burying this tow n, about 105 miles northwest of Bogota, and partially destroying 13 villages. The Colombian Ministry of Health said Saturday that at least 21,550 persons were dead or missing in Armero and other towns in the valley, another 19,185 were homeless and at least 2.453 were seriously injured. Scores of helicopters, including 12 U.S. Air Force helicopters, buzzed over the sea of mud covering most of the Armero Valley, looking for survivors. One rescue worker said an Armero businessman whose legs were severed when mud buried his house committed suicide by repeatedly stabbing himself while still trapped Elias Acosta, a businessman, stabbed himself five times, Red Cross worker Jose Oviedo said in an inter view with Caracol Radio. “We tried to get him out of the debris. He was stuck there in the mud,” Oviedo said Also in Armero, a 12-year-old girl trapped with just her head above mud and a pool of water died Saturday despite intense rescue efforts, according to a radio report The girl, Omayra Sanchez, was trapped by mud, debris and her dead mother’s body, which was under the water and across the girl’s legs, rescuers said in a story published Saturday by El Tiempo, Colombia’s largest daily Caracol radio said the girl died before rescue workers could dig her out. Bodies were becoming a health hazard. Some were being buried in mass graves In Armero, Associated GENEVA (AP) President Reagan arrived Saturday “ready, well prepared” to meet Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, but his upbeat mood was tempered by the leak of a Pentagon warning to Reagan that one senior adviser called an attempt to sabotage the summit Stepping off Air Force One under clear, cool nighttime skies. Reagan sounded the tone his administration has set for weeks He called for a fresh start in U S.-Soviet relations but said two days of meetings with the Soviet leader were not time enough to resolve their deep differences “I am convinced that American Soviet relations need a fresh start, a genuine give and take on regional conflicts and human rights, and on the reduction of arms,” he said “American and Soviet differences on these matters run deep Mr Gorbachev and I cannot surmount them in only two days But I'm here in the fervent hope that on behalf of all the people of the world we can at least make a start ” Reagan stood hatless through a lengthy speech of welcome by Swiss President Kurt Furgler. The president's wife Nancy, clutching a bouquet of pink flowers, stood alongside The Reagans then traveled to Maison de Saussure a private coun try mansion that will serve as the Reagans' residence and head quarters About 8.000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, environmentalists and pacifists marched through the city Saturday, distributing leaflets urging the two superpowers to stop intervening in foreign countries The summit begins Tuesday, but the presidential party left well ahead of time to give the 74-year-old Reagan an opportunity to relax and adjust to the six-hour time difference between Geneva and Washington. Gorbachev was to arrive in Geneva Monday morning. Swiss officials said En route here. Reagan aides discussed the letter from Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, and praised cautiously the decision by the Soviets to allow some spouses of Americans to finally emigrate from the Soviet Union Spokesman Larry Speakes said "We are pleased the families can be reunited.' and National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane said the olive branch was a good sign, but “As much as we w-elcome these, we must remain concerned with those See REAGAN, Page 16A Police search for suspect in yard deal By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Police are searching for a man who allegedly cons people of about IKK) $200 by promising to seed their yards A 78-year old woman was the man s latest victim, police said The victim reported to police that a black man came to ber door and offered to reseed her lawn for $150. “He throws some stuff on it. takes the money and tells them to water it for two weeks,” Sgt J McEachern with New Braunfels police said * When nothing comes up in two weeks he tells them they must have done something wrong ” McEachern said people generally pay the man up front so that they have no recourse but the law when they figure out they have been taken “This man has worked New Braunfels for quite a while, this is not a wave of crime It’s a constant flow from this individual and numerous others.” McEachern said “Most of it comes up in small claims court ” He said the suspect prefers to prey on elderly women who are largely trusting and with little expertise in handling agreements with tradesmen We have a lot of this kind of thing itinerant pest controllers itinerant cement workers, itinerant yard men.” McEachern said "If people would use just a cautious approach we would see a lot less Don’t deal with anyone whose reputation you don't know Ask for references and pay when the work is finished ” McEachern said that these persons work on the same principle as a con artist “People think they are going to get a bargain The hook is always the element of greed,” McEachern said “There are no bargains like that out there If someone offers to give you something for nothing or very cheap, you will probably end up with nothing or something very cheap ” Press reporter Richard (ole saw dozens of bodies lying along paths and streets. Rescuers slogged through knee deep mud trying to reach three adults and a girl marooned on the outskirts of the vanished town “W here are the helicopters0 Where are the helicopters?” screamed Juan Narabaez, a Colombian Civil I>efense worker after his team failed to cross about HK) yards of mud to get to the stranded people. Narabaez said people from all over Colombia and from Mexico, the United States and Venezuela were among the rescue teams Twelve l.S helicopters and two C-130 Hercules cargo planes arrived in Colombia Friday and Saturday They See VOLCANO, Page 16A Inside BUSINESS S6A CLASSIFIED S1JSB COMICS_ 6B CROSSWORD 5B DEAR ABBY 26 DEATHS_ 2A HOROSCOPE 6B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS_ 1113A WEATHER 2A Basketball preview The 1985 86 season w as a success for the Comal County basketball teams and this season promises to be even more exciting An in-depth look at the six local basketball teams and preview of the 1985-86 season is on page ISAToday's weather Today should be cloudy and mild with high temperatures reaching into the mid-70s There Is a 20 percent chance of showers today Tonight's temperatures will drop to the mid 50s Monday will be partly cloudy with an expected high of 79 Southeasterly winds will be from IO to 15 mph Saturday’s high was 56 and Friday night's low was 50 Sunset today will be at 5:35 pm Sunrise Monday will be at 6:57 a rn and the sunset Monday will be at 5:34 p rnCougarettes lose West Campus defeated Canyon in the Class 4A Region IV title game Saturday afternoon in San Antonio West Campus will advance to the state tournament in Austin See page UA ;

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