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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053    10/22/85    817 MICROPLEX INC. MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS7 TX 75245 Local motel, woman robbers' victims A black man who robbed the Quality Inn Sunday night is also a suspect in two other local robberies and in a Monday night hold-up of Eckerd’s in San Marcos. New Braunfels detective Mario Guerrero said the common suspect weighs between 140 and 150 pounds, stands between 5’8” and 5’9” tall, and is 28 or 29 years old. He has a short Afro, mustache and long sideburns, but he looks well-groomed. He also carries a small caliber blue steel automatic pistol. The man who robbed the Quality Inn around 11:30 p.m. Sunday fled the scene in a dark-colored Mercury. Guerrero said the year model was between 1975 and 1977. “He tried to hit a motel in San See ROBBERY, Page 14 New Braunfels Canyon Lake man dies in I-car wreck By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 23-year-old Canyon I^ake man was killed in a one-car rollover on Potters Creek Road late Sunday night. Craig Allen Wing of Star Route 2, Box 206, Canyon Lake, was alone in his 1978 Chevrolet when the accident occurred about 10:30 p.m., about nine-tenths of a mile south of EM 306. A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety said Wing was traveling north on Potters Creek Road at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a sharp left turn. The driver over-corrected the vehicle, which then ran off the left side of the road into a ditch and overturned. The spokeswoman also said Wing was thrown from the vehicle, but she wasn’t sure about the distance. Peace Justice Howard “Curly” Smith pronounced Wing dead at the scene, and his body was taken to Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Wing was the 19th traffic fatality in Comal County this year. The Sunday night accident was worked by Comal County DPS troopers Joe Fedor and Scott Haag. Nm Braunfels. Texas Tuesday November 27, 1984 25 Cents 14 PagesThis man is suspected in several motel holdups Water Watch I Comal River...........177 cfs (up 9) I Canyon Lake inflow .... 188 cfs (up 76) Canyon Dam outflow . . . 157 cfs (up 7) Edwards Aquifer ...... 622.67    (up .01) (Canyon Lake level  899.97 (up .08) Hitting the road Council OKs street list; bond issue debated By DANA STELL Staff writer City Council Monday chose five streets for the 1985-1986 asphalt overlay program, which is expected to cost about 188,000 in revenue sharing funds. Meanwhile, Council members are calling for either a bond issue or a tax increase to bring the city’s streets program up to date. Public works director Fred Hyden submitted a list of 24 streets he selected for improvement and a new layer of asphalt Council picked the top five streets for next year's program, expected to begin in April. Those streets: Iakeview Circle from Iakeview Boulevard at a cost of $6,651; Iakeview Boulevard from Oakwood Boulevard to Torrey Street. $44,838. Also, North and South Central from the MKT Railroad to East Mather, $24,698; East Dittlmger Street from South Washington to Peace. $3,149; and East and West Main from North liberty to North Grant. $11,985. City Manager Joe Michie pointed out that the streets to be fixed with revenue sharing money are different than the streets in the city’s repair and maintenance program “We have a continuing program of paving that does not have anything to do with asphalt overlay,” Michie said. “The Council wants to get all the unpaved streets done before the asphalt overlay.” The city’s current City roundup street repair program is focusing on the 300 and 400 blocks of Veramendi, South Grant. South Central, and East Dittlmger, and the 400 and 500 blocks of East Basel. Councilman UA. (Skip) Stratemann Jr. said he favors a tax increase to pay for street improvements. “I still think we ought to add 3 to 5 cents on the tax rate for two to three years to get these streets done," he said. Mayor Barbara Tieken suggested that Council consider a bond issue to pay for several city projects, including street improvements. “Perhaps we need to add a little bit to the tax rate (to improve) the streets we are getting further and further behind on,” she said. “There are many projects in the process of being identified, costs and estimates. I’m assunung drainage and streets will be on < a bond issue). “We all know we are probably going to be looking at a bond issue,” she said, adding that the last city bond election was in 1968. Also Monday night, Council agreed to the final payments on the Hinman Island Park improvement project, expected to be complete by April 7. The city now will pay $16,715 88 to McArthur Builders and $5,173 to Associated Air Systems to complete the project’s payments Total for the park improvements is $264,720.16 — that’s $24,000 higher than estimated. "At the time, we thought $240,000 would probably be adequate,” said See STREETS, Page 14 Let there be lights DfcRYi C lark herald behung Two New Braunfels Utilities workers put up Christmas decorations on Main Plaza earlier this month. Those decorations will come to life (and to light) tonight during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Transplant patient making progress LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Forty-eight hours after receiving a permanent artificial heart. William J. Schroeder was breathing on his own for the first time today and was able to ask his doctor whether the heart was working and when he could have a can of beer. In his first meeting with the press, Dr. William C. DeVries, the surgeon who implanted the plastic heart, also said this morning that Schroeder could be able to leave the hospital as soon as before Christmas. At 6 a rn. today, Schroeder was removed from a respirator for the first time since Sunday’s operation and was finally able to talk when the breathing tube was removed from his throat, DeVries said. Schroeder’s first words were, “Is the heart working all right? Is it going to do anything for you” in terms of advancing research. DeVries said. “I’d like a can of beer,” the surgeon said Schroeder added. DeVries said Schroeder had experienced a very stable night, had been given ice chips to suck on and would begin to drink clear liquids later today. Schroeder, who remained in critical condition, told DeVries that he feels the artificial heart. “He said he can feel a thumping in his chest.’’ the surgeon said, and “it’s a little prominent.” Doctors had been saying Schroeder had less than a week to live before receiving the polyurethane and metal heart Sunday, but DeVries Universi artificial Mow n wont* «*np -j {- Pumping etape —j Brood » puenac out 0"ve system TSS, ar compressor. heart monitor! \ < \ -1! © Ii © I O EU O ' 3*va systr* will tv Note PvXur# <Jnvt    w-    De    porta    ow    around    the    wats*    cattery-oovHirac niicrooof*xxtars CMcago Tabura Onprw Soutom Sewn***;    Cr&cage    news    reports said today that it had become clear by Friday that Schroeder was not going to survive the weekend. Asked when Schroeder might be able to leave the hospital, DeVries said, "I hope before Christmas, but I think that’s very optimistic on my part.” Meanwhile, doctors at Humana Heart Institute International, which has permission to perform five more implants, were already screening two other candidates for the operation. Doctors inserted a second tube into the left side of Schroeder’s chest Monday after X-rays revealed that fluid was continuing to accumulate following a massive loss of blood Sunday night, six hours after the Lights, Santa debut tonight on Main Plaza Santa Claus is coming to town. That's right, kids. Jolly ole Saint Nick will arrive in New Braunfels this evening to listen to the Christmas wish lists of local youngsters. His arrival on a New Braunfels Fire Department truck will follow several events that kick off the Christmas season here. The plaza will be closed to traffic from 5:20 until about 8:20 tonight. The ceremonies begin at 5:30 when Walter Faust plays the courthouse bells. A children’s choir will entertain the crowds with Christmas songs before the Christmas tree is lit by either Mayor Barbara Tieken or ex-councilmember Laverne Eberhard, who is in charge of the event. The switch also will turn on the lights in decorations on poles on the plaza and on the fronts of downtown businesses. The tree-lighting ceremony will signal the entrance of Santa Claus, who will make his way to the Main Plaza bandstand to hear Christmas requests from local youngsters. Guadalupe mishaps Boy in coma after rescue; hiker hurt in fall A two-year-old San Antonio boy remains in a coma today after falling into the Guadalupe River at his grandparents’ home off Texas 46 South Saturday afternoon. A spokeswoman at Santa Rosa Childrens' Hospital in San Antonio said today that Ryan Vosika is in the intensive care unit of the hospital. “Ryan is improving; he’s come a long way,” said the boy’s grandmother, Shirley Wise. “He’s not out of the woods. He’s still in a coma, but he is showing signs of coming out of it. We are just hopeful now and there was no hope in the beginning. “He’s recovering very gradually.” According to New Braunfels paramedic Randy Tomasini, Vosika’s fanuly found him in the river around 2 Saturday afternoon. “He was in the house when we got there,” Tomasini said. “Two city police (patrolman Martin Mayer and and Sgt. David Wilson) were doing CPR when we arrived,” Tomasini said. Ryan “apparently just slipped and fell in the water,” Tomasini said, adding that he believes some family members pulled the boy from the water. New Braunfels EMS workers continued attempts to revive Ryan on the way to McKenna Memorial Hospital. “He never really did start breathing, but we got his heart beating,” Tomasini said. Ryan was then transferred to the San Antonio hospital. Earlier in the weekend, a 64-year-old San Antonio man was injured when he fell from a bluff in Guadalupe State Park Friday afternoon. Charlie Kuhn, president of Bulverde-Sprmg Branch EMS, said that Col. Louie Miller Jr. of IOO Cueva l^ane was hiking along the river when he lost his balance and fell from a 15-foot bluff about 2:40 Friday. Although he remained conscious, Kuhn said, Miller suffered possible broken ribs and severe lacerations on implant. Irater X-rays were •infinitely clearer,” suggesting that the decomposing blood and fluid leaking from surrounding tissues had been removed, said Dr. Allan M lansing, the chairman of the heart institute who assisted DeVries during the heart implant. In her first public remarks, Schroeder’s wife. Margaret, said. It was kind of left up to Bill to make up his own mind" about whether to undergo the implant. “He said. T have no other thoughts but to go all the way,”’ she told reporters from radio station WITZ and The Herald of Jasper, Ind., the See HEART, Page 14 his head, neck, and back. “It was a pretty good fall He fell on solid rock,” Kuhn said “It could have been worse.” Kuhn explained that Miller was hiking with fanuly members in a rough part of the park that is open to the public. “He was just outside the clean picnic area, in the far bottom of the park, the furthest recreation area on the river. “Seven or eight bystanders pulled hun up to a picnic table,” Kuhn said “The park was full of people.” Kuhn added that the man’s son responded to a call for help and found out it was his father. -DANA STELL Inside Cheer Fund We received four more contributions Monday to our Cheer Fund — the Herald Ze/tung 's annual campaign to feed needy families this Christmas season. Here are today’s contributors Beginning balance >146206 Garth end Kathy Nobis    >26 Louise Classen    >26 Henrietta and Ken Enable    >26 Mi and Mis Odeil Moose    groceries Net* belence >1 637 06 We appreciate your tax-deductible donations. Today's Weather A freeze warning for tonight and a wind advisory on area lakes are in today’s forecast. Temperatures are expected to reach the low-60s during the day and drop to freezing overnight CLASSIFIED 11 13 COMICS 8.9 CROSSWORD 8 DEAR ABBY 8 DEATHS 3 HOROSCOPE 3 OPINIONS 4 STOCKS 14 SPORTS 6.7 TV LISTINGS 9 WEATHER 3 ;