New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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A grim task
Camera may aid in search for victim
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Pending the outcome of today’s diving at Canyon I^ke, an underwater video camera has been secured for use Monday in the search of 18-year-old Angie Marie Kowalik’s body, missing since Sunday.
Kowalik, a Seguin resident, was with a 10-person class from Dive World of San Antonio, when she went down offshore at Comal Park at approximately 11:15 a.m. She is presumed drowned, but officials haven’t been able to locate her body in the deep, heavily silted water
Today, three divers from Dive World
were searching the lake waters. However, Reservoir Manager Philip Parsley said the use of the video camera was still tentatively set for Monday.
“The Corps of Engineers’ underwater video camera is out of pocket until mid-Dec., so I located another one from a commercial outfit in Houston,’’ Parsley said Friday.
The camera is controlled from the top of a barge-like boat, and is lowered into the water. The camera, connected to a monitor on the barge, can be moved from area to area, until the body is located. The camera is then let down to that location as
far as it will go, and divers follow the line down to recover the body.
"The advantage with the video camera is there’s no muddy water stirred up to obstruct vision,” Parsley said. "But if there’s any sizable wind up Monday, enough to make the water choppy in the search area, the camera’s use will be delayed. When the barge jumps up and down from the waves, no one can read the video camera.”
The Corps’ underwater camera was used several years ago in search of another person who drowned at the same spot in the lake.
Driver escapes major injuries as car plows into train
Twenty-seven-ycur-old Joseph Allen Ayers, from Jackson S.C., hit upon some bad luck Wednesday afternoon.
His 1980 black Ford Ranger pickup ran into an eastbound Missouri-Texas-Kansas Railroad freight train at the Solms Road crossing.
According to reports filed with the New Braunfels Police Department, Allen did not suffer any major injuries from the accident which occured at approximately I IO p in. Wednesday. No one else was in his truck at the time.
He “refused medical attention” for the Class
cuts, bruises, scrapes and minor he received, according to police
B injuries -lacerations reports.
William J. Snow, of Smithville, Tex., who was the operating engineer of the MKT freight train, was not injured.
The police report did not specify if the freight train was moving at the time Ayer’s truck, which was traveling south on Solms Road, hit the side of the eastbound train.
And as of presstime, a spokesman from
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Signs of Christmas
Reagan taking heat for cost-cutting plan
SANTA BARBARA, Calif AP) President Reagan is drawing political fire for a plan under study to tax unemployment insurance benefits of jobless workers and reduce the minimum wage for youth hired in summer jobs.
White House deputy press secretary I.any Speakes confirmed Thursday that the two proposals were among eight options developed for Reagan by his ( ahind Council on Economic Affairs to attack the problem of chronic unemployment.
Although Speakes said Reagan had not discussed the ideas with his economic advisers and would take no action on them until next year, the proposals came under immediate attack from organized labor anda rankle, congressional Demon al In Washington. Rep. Henry S. Heuss. D-Wis.. chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, declared: "I don't think Mr Reagan has thought that one through.” or lie would have rejected the proposals out of
hand "People on unemployment aren’t goldbricks or loafers. They’re usually people who are down on their luck, through no fault of their own.
"I wouldn’t mind considering some change iii the t arrent exemption on taxation. But it would be unconscionable to, in effect, reduce unemployment compensation for the poor by taxing it, Reuss said. Earlier Thursday , his panel predicted that November's unemployment rate might rise a notch to 10.5 percent The proposals will not be ready for the I a mc-duck session of Congress that convenes Monday but will be carried over to early next year. Speakes said.
Rex Hardesty, a spokesman for the 15 million-h*e»id).?r AKI -CIO, said “‘We hope President Beat*, nu. « uppu anything >o callous .. ta tax people who did not canst urn a ip toy ii tent and are not to blame fot their plight"
Hardesty also said Ila; luboi fedei.ition
would resist decreasing the minimum wage for youths
It makes no sense to discriminate against one class of people, whether you do it because* of their race, their religion or their age," he said.
"This, of course, is an outrageous suggestion,” said Studs Terkel. the author who has chronicled tin- lives of American working men and women for a half-century He told ABC News in Chicago, "I can't say what I really think of it without being cut off the air.”
The unemployment package is separate from a series of steps Reagan will propose to Congress next week to stimulate the economy Those proposals likely will include r»ccelecatlne. July’s ’0 per en! rn-
uncmploy meal insurance
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Working up a storm
Sheltered workshop helps find tasks for mentally retarded
By DY ANIME FRY Staff writer
Some people are really dedicated to their work Outside Detex’s plant off EM 306, four people braved the threatening skies of Tuesday’s cold front. The temperature had dropped at least IO degrees iii as many minutes, but the workers had planned ahead They all had jackets.
Richard Ogletree, chairman of the "sheltered workshop” program at the Comal County Developmental Training Center, was using a coring tool to clear thick grass away from the automatic sprinkler heads Dims (111 followed, collecting the discarded grass-and-dirt plugs iii a wheelbarrow Braced against the rising w iuds. Ogletree unfolded a blueprint. "Ifs like hunting Easter eggs out here.” he grumbled good-naturedly “We’ve got a map to go by. but these weren’t installed according to the map. You find some of them two, three feet from where it said they were.”
Yolanda Molina, an instructor at the center, helped supervise the operation. And Joe Kerreyra, equipped with a spoon and a bucket, dropped a little powdered caliche iii each sprinkler hole to help compact the soil.
He had a few still to go when tin1 ram blew in, cold and heavy.
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Union Avenue to close
Unities workers riding in a High Ranger' help on of the Christmas tree lights is scheduled
put up the traditional Christmas tree on Main for Tuesday around 6 p in., with Mayor O A
Plaza Another tradition the annual switching Stiatemann Jr throwing the switch.
for McKenna expansion
The 600 block of North Union Avenue will be blocked off from Monday, Nov. 29, to Dec I. for construction connected with the McKenna Memorial Hospital ex parisian project However, the U-shaped enhance to the hospital’s emergency room facilities will remain open. Emergency Medical Service and regular emergency room traffic will be able to continue to use Union Avenue, but the approach will be from Austin Street, turning onto Union.
Hospital personnel should use the same approach to get to Union Ave. parking facilities.
Public Works Director F red Hy den said the partial closing will involve 24 hours a day Monday through Friday. with barricades furnished by Clearwater Construction Co. "They plan to open up a trench across Union Street, to connect heating, airconditioning and other lines to tile cooling tower,” he said, adding the barricades would be equipped with flashing lights.
Comal County forecast calls for cold and rainy today, tonight and Saturday Winds will bo northerly near IO mph today, decreasing to 5-10 mph tonight The chance of rain is near IOO percent today, then a 90 percent chance of rain or drizzle tonight, and a OO percent chance of more of the same for Saturday The outlook for the rest of the weekend calls for a little wanner temperatures with continued rain Sunset will be at 5:32 p.m., and sunrise Saturday will be at 7:05 a.m.
The New Braunfels Unicorns hit the
Staff photo by John Settler
road to Kingsville today to play Donna in a AAAA playoff game on the campus of Texas A I University at 7 .30 pail Sports Page 6
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SPORTS............... 6 7
TV LISTINGS............ 15
WEATHER ............... 2
Staff photo by Cindy Rte hard sort
Joe Ferreyra packs sprinkler holes with caliche dust.