New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 94 — No. 224
November 18, 1984
f,: Pages 5 SectionsLibya falls for Mubarak's hoax
CAIRO, Egypt i AP) Egypt used faked photographs of a former Libyan prime minister lying in a pool of blood to trick Libya into claiming he had been assassinated by a death squad hired by Col. Moammar Khadafy, President Hosm Mubarak said Saturday.
Egyptian officials identified two Britons and two Maltese arrested as members of the Libyan-hired hit squad, and said the four told of other Libyan plots to assassinate leaders in West Germany, France, India. Pakistan, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Mubarak said iii a speech Saturday that the supposed victim, Abdel-Hamtd Bakoush, was safe Bakoush, 46,
later appeared at a news conference in Cairo with Interior Minister Ahmed Rushdi.
“This incident proves that Khadafy lost his qualification as a responsible man and head of state.” said Bakoush, libya’s last prime minister before Khadafy overthrew King Idris in 1969. “He is an international criminal, and I call on all countries and governments of the world to take a stand toward him.” Rushdi identified those arrested as Anthony William Gill, 48. and Godfrey Chiner, 47. both of London; and Romeo Nicholas Chakambari, 42, and Edgar Borne Cacia, age unknow n, both of Malta He said the four were recruited by All Nejm, Libya’s
Kelly Wright (left) and Heather Seay are consoled after Saturday's loss
Unicorns fall one match short
By DAVID KING Sports editor
AUSTIN Coach Claudia Perry was undaunted by New Braunfels’ 15-7, 15-10 loss to Monahans Saturday in the state Class 4A semifinals.
“If we had lost 15-0, 15-0, I still couldn't have been prouder of them,” Perry said. “All of my teams have been good people and good players. But this group and not just because they went to state was special. They were so close-knit, so goal-oriented. I’ve never felt closer to any team ”
The Unicorns, who reached the finals with a heart-stopping 15-13, 10-15, 15-3 victory over Beaumont South Park Friday, simply were too tight to play well on Saturday.
“If there’s such a thing as having too much intensity, then that was us,” Perry said. “That intensity turned into tenseness. And we were so
unaccustomed to playing that way that we forgot how to fix it."
New Braunfels fell behind quickly in the first game and except for one string in the second game, never generated any momentum.
The Unicorn first set of the day fell between three players. 1-0. The second set of the day sailed off the court. 2-0. Kiln Wright pounded a ball IO feet past the back line. 3-0.
Heather Seay, who along with Wright was named to the Texas Girls' Coaches Association all-tournament team, made it 3-1 with an ace, but then New Braunfels was called for a net violation. The teams traded serves, then the I/oboettes’ Melody Holloway went to w ork
Holloway, a sky-walking 5-10 senior, pounded the first of her match-high ll kills into the floor to make it 4-1 and an ace by Kristie Miller made it 5-1.
The Unicorns, pressing to get back into the game, instead put themselves in a bigger hole
Sabrina Sanchez’ kill landed five feet past the back line. 6-1.
New Braunfels rallied to make it 6-4, but then served into the net and had three straight kills wind up out of bounds. 9-4. The Unicorns rallied again to 9-6, but then were called for touching the net IO feet away from the play.
That w as the opening Monahans needed The lx)boettes rolled off four straight points to make it 13-6, gave up a point on a kill by Wright, then finished out the game on an ace and a New Braunfels shot that was IO feet too long.
Except for a good serving string by Kelly W'right, the second game was much the same as the first. Monahans took advantage of every mistake, and Holloway began to dominate the net. She had seven kills and two blocks in the game.
Monahans, winners of eight state titles in See UNICORNS, Page 15A
Prime Minister Hosni Mubarak said iii a speech Saturday that the supposed victim, Abdel-Hamid Bakoush, was safe. Bakoush, 46, later appeared at a news conference in Cairo.
Students assessed work after 'explosive' incident
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Two 14-year-old students received probation and will perform community service as their sentence Friday for lighting of two explosive devises in Smithson Valley Hic): School Oct. 3.
They will have a 6 p.m. curfew except when attending an approved church or school activity during men probation and will spend IOO hours each in community sendee at a local volunteer fire department. These were the recommendations ;»f the county attorney, Bill Renner, and Judge Robert Pfeuffer accepted
Their lawyer had said before the judge accepted the recommendations, My clients had no intent to burn down the school. The devices they had Ut could not have caus* I the school to burn down, and I think you should look upon the incident as a very childish prank ”
Pfeuffer. however took exception with these remarks saying, “This went w:i\ beyond a childish prank Serious injure could have resulted. I look upon it as a very serious in-cident I do not understand what motivated you to do this."
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ambassador to Malta. They were promised $250,000 to arrange the assassination and were told they could hire Egyptian collaborators whho turned out to be Egyptian undercover officers — for $150,000 to do the actual killing.
JANA, Libya’s official news agency, and state-run Tripoli Radio both reported Friday that one of Khadafy’s “suicide squads’ had "executed” Bakoush on Monday.
Egyptian officials said their undercover agents faked photographs to fool the Libyans.
“We gave imaginary pictures showing Bakoush to be
See LIBYA, Page 15A
Schlitterbahn sued in death of student
The parents of a Southwest Texas State University student who died two months after an accident at the Schlitterbahn have filed a wrongful death suit against the owners of the water slide.
James Scott Craton, the son ct James and Patsy Craton of Houston, went over the side of a waterside at the Schlitterbahn June ll and hit his head on the concrete below, his mother said.
New Braunfels EMS took the call at 4:10 p.m., arrived at the hospital with the injured at 4:30 p.m. and transferred him to Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio at 5:45, according to the EMS report The young man went into a deep coma within 24 hours after the accident and never regained conciousness. He died at Methodist Aug 4, his mother related.
The young man had just finished his sophomore year at Southwest Texas State and going to summer school there and was working part time at the Schlitterbahn At the time of the accident. Craton w as off duty The attorneys for both sides wen* contacted and neither wished to comment on the exact circumstances surrounding the accident The owners of the Schlitterbahn were out of town and unable to be reached for comment.
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WEATHER 2ABBC provokes uproar over beauty contest ban
LONDON (AP) — A ban on televised beauty contests by the British Broadcasting Corp. was attacked Saturday by a Conservative member of Parliament, ridiculed by a rival network, and condemned by newspapers on girl-crazy Fleet Street.
“The BBC will live to regret this,” warned Tory lawmaker Geoffrey Dickens. "For God’s sake, all this equality is quite ridiculous.”
The ban was announced Friday by Michael Grade, new programming
chief for BBC1, the senior of the state-owned network’s two television channels. He said the BBC is com-nutted to air the Miss Great Britain pageant in January, but there will be no more beauty contests on the network after that.
“I believe these contests no longer merit national air time,” Grade said. “They are an anachronism in this day and age of equality and verging on the offensive. We can spend our money and resources to much better purpose ”
The announcement came one day after the BBC’s conunercial rival, Independent Television, broadcast the Miss World pageant live from Royal Albert Hall in london.
ITV officials, noting the BBC aired the Miss World pageant until ITV made organizers a better offer in 1980, dismissed the ban as sour grapes.
“The Miss World contest is a very widely enjoyed program,” said Muir Sutherland, program chief for Thames Television, one of ITV’s
member companies. “We anticipate that we will have beaten the HBC by 2-to-l in Thursday's ratings.”
But the Daily Mirror quoted Grade as retorting: “I would not take the Miss World contest if I was offered it for nothing.”
Grade, 41, nephew- of television tycoon I,ord Lew Grade, formerly served as programming chief of london Weekend Television, another ITV company. He quit in 1982 to move to Hollywood and form his own film company, Tandem Productions. He
returned to Britain this summer and became progranuning chief at BHO in September.
The BBC’s programnung, often dry by American, action-oriented prime time standards, is the frequent target of comedians who poke fun at documentaries on the life of the praying mantis or reverential coverage of darts and snooker matches.
On Fleet Street, London’s newspaper row, criticism of the cheesecake cutback was generally
lamented next to pictures of the newly crowned Miss World, Venezuela’s Astnd Herrera Irazabal.
The Sun called Grade’s move “his first BIG mistake.” The tabloid, with a circulation of over 4 million, and its chief rival, The Daily Star, print photos of topless models daily on their inside pages.
Under the headline, "Grade Boobs” - British slang for making a mistake — the Sun disagreed that beauty contests offend some viewers.