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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas A ] < > Ii05    1.0/22/' MI CROP I. EX IN' .MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DAI..LAS , T X 75245 Comal County players Sports of the week See below Water Watch Comal River........ 242    cfs    (down 20) Canyon inflow ......... 350    cfs (same) Canyon outflow    300    cfs (same) Edwards Aquifer ....... 624    36 (up .05) Canyon Lake level ...... 908    22 (up 22) * Winners at the Comal County Fair are listed, see Page 8-10 New Braunfels Shiites claim World Soviet victims See Page 6 Hew Braunfels. Texas Tuesday October 1,1985 25 Cents 16 Pages 1 SectionRain, chills coo! off Comal County By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Comal County Fair wasn’t lucky enough to escape the rain. But this week’s chilly temperatures came a little too late to spoil the fair goers’fun. More than two inches of rain drenched New Braunfels and ( anyon I .ake .Saturday and Sunday. Doug Miller, a Comal County Fair director, said attendance was off about 25 percent because of the weather. The rain also affected travel and utility service. John Huck, electrical distribution superintendent, said New Braunfels Utilities customers suffered a couple of minor power outages. But we were lucky,” he added. ‘‘There was very little lightning with this storm.” NB leaders plan New York trip By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels will be well represented before a New York bond rating service later tins month when at least eight people will trek to the Big Apple to answer questions about the city. Ifs all part of .selling bonds to pay for improvements, explains CTty Manager Joe Michie. ‘ It s a very typical and standard thing meeting with the bond rating people is a requirement that we get a certain bond rating for the bond issue ” New Braunfels Utilities in August approved tile issuance of $4/8 million in revenue bonds for utility system improvements. And the City of New Braunfels hopes voters on Oft 14 will approve the issuance of $11.45 million in general obligation bonds to pay for improvements to streets, drainage systems, parks, and public buildings. Currently, the city has an A-l bond rating on its ability to repay tile bonds, Michie explained. Moody's Investors Service also has given the utilities an A-l rating. “The rating affects the amount of interest that is paid,“Michie said. It is important that you get as high a rating of the bonds as possible so the interest will be as low as possible. “From an A-l to a B rating, you could be talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 20-year period.” Financial advisor Floyd Wester-•Jian of MT* Allison and Co suggested that several people from the city and from the utilities go to New York to represent their entities. “It helps to see them eyeball to eyeball,” Westerman said “People form impressions about things that shouldn’t be used and it is well to sit down with those people." See NKW YORK, Page 16 Shiites claim Soviet deaths BF.IKUT, lebanon (API — An anonymous caller purporting to represent the kidnappers of four Soviet Embassy personnel claimed in a telephone call to a Western news agency today that two of the captives have been killed. The caller, who said la* spoke for Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, a Shute Moslem fundamentalist group, identified the pair only as the commercial attache and the embassy dor tor When the Soviets were kidnapped Monday in west Beirut, police identified the Soviet attache as (Meg Spiral and the doctor as Nicolai Versky. There was no way to authenticate the call. But a representative of the news agency, who asked not to be identified, said tile same man had called them several times during the day. The caller said:    * We have executed Hie Soviet commercial attache and the doctor Our demands still stand. We are not going to execute any more Unlay.” At least one vehicle stalled at a low water crossing on Blanco Road Sunday morning near Bulverde. “An elderly couple’s truck stalled there and the water was rising,” said Chief Bernie Andrews with the Bexar-Bulverde Fire Department. “It was during the six inches of rain we got. That’s what people told me we got.” But by the time the work week had arrived, it was time to put up the raincoats and drag out the sweaters. Overnight lows Sunday and Monday fell to the upper 40s. Merchants said electric blankets, children’s coats, and heaters were selling like hotcakes Monday, while phones were ringing off the wall at local heating unit and service shops. “We’ve already sold about 25 or HO electric blankets,” TG&Y Manager Bill Larson said Monday afternoon. By Tuesday morning, the TG&Y store had sold about 36 children’s coats, he added. K.Marl Manager Danny Biddie also reported a big increase in children’s coat sales, while heaters and electric blankets weren't going as fast A spokesman for the National Weather Service said the recent temperature drop was “unusual for this time of year, but certainly not a record-setter.” It was cold enough, though, to make some folks want to turn on their heaters for the winter. That’s why the phones had .started ringing more than usual at businesses like Guada-Coma Mechnical Inc., and Penrose Heating and Air Conditioning. “Since Monday afternoon, we’ve gotten about 25 calls Most of them are requests for routine checks,” a spokeswoman for Guada-Coma said this morning. Anonymous callers who claimed responsibility for the kidnappings have threatened to kill the Soviets unless the Soviet Union uses its influence with Syria to halt fighting in the northern city of Tripoli. Syrian supported militias are battling fundamentalists Molems militias in the port. The Christian-controlled Voice of lebanon radio had said earlier that a caller claimed the attache was killed at I p.m. (5 a.m. CDTI. That was the deadline given in an earlier telephone call by a man who demanded that Syria restrain militia allies fighting Taw heed forces in Tripoli, Earlier, the Voice of the Nation radio, which is controlled by Moslems, said an anonymous caller told the station the Soviets would be killed one every hour starting at midday 14 a m. CDTI Communiques said the breakthrough in the four-day leftist onslaught came at dawn today, when See LEBANON, Page 16 Opera moves in Df RVI CLARK of HAI O /FOONG Dyanne Fry, a member of the Greater New Braunfels Aits Council, moves a prop for the Texas Opera Theater into the Civic Center The opera group performs today for New Braunfels schoolchildren Bond issue includes public buildings Inside EDITORS NOTE The following is the second in a seven part series ex plaining the upcoming $115 million bond issue to be put before the public Oct. 19 By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer There are three propositions on this month’s bond issue ballot that relate to public building improvements. Proposition one is for remodeling the central fire station and constructing another building on the downtown site. Also included is the construction of the city’s fifth fire substation. Cost of the first proposition is $934,000. Proposition two is for additional meeting and storage space at the Civic Center for $325,000 Proposition Hire** calls for remodeling the City Hail building and constructing a connected structure for $1.40 million. Several of the improvement projec ts on the Oct. 19 bond issue proposal have come about because of the construction of Memorial Primary on County Line Road, including the widening and extension of some streets leading to the school. But one other project — the proposal for a new fire substation — is also related to the placement of the new school. The city and New Braunfels ISD worked out a convnient deal for the placement of the substation — ifs right on school property overlooking the building. The school district donated about an acre of laud for the building because the district liked the idea of having a fire station dose by. The station’s location will provide fire protection to a rapidly growing area of the city .' City Manager Joe Michie said the fire department has a five-minute response time in all areas but County lane Road. The new substation would be the first fire-fighting facility south of Interstate 35 The central fire station, tin Hill Street in downtown New Brauntels, See BONDS, Page 16 Today s weatherCyclist dies on highway By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff' writer A 48-year-old Fort Worth man died Sunday afternoon after rain-sliek*d roads caused him lo lose control of his motorcycle. The accident occurred in Interstate 35, one-fourth mile north Ruer kIe Road Drury D. Steele. 48. an accountant from Fob Worth, flit a slick spot on the pavement and darted skidding while driving the lead motorcycle in a group of three, according to a Department of Public Safety report He tried to correct the skid, but the motorcycle slid down onto its right side, throwing Steele and his wife off the report said He hit a light pole with fils head and his wife was thrown another 50-75 feet," said Trooper Tim Jackson who investigated the accident Both were wearing helmets, and his helmet was damaged several lavers of filierglass were knocked off.” When Jackson arrived at tile scene two passers-by had already (iegun mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Steele. The New Braunfels emergency medical services unit arrived, but was unable to revive Steele. Jackson said Justice of tile Peace Howard "Curly” Smith pronounced the man dead at the scene at 2 15 p iii The second motorcycle in tile group also went down, causing its passenger to Im* injured “The second cycle’s driver was using his CB citizens band warn the third motorcycle of tile accident when he started skidding too,” Jackson said “The passenger of tile second motorcycle was also injured according to a Bexar County 1)14* trooper who worked the second accident.” Mollie Ostrander, 50, also of Fort Worth, was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released, according to emergency room personnel Steele’s wife, Ella F Steele, 47, received minor injuries and did not need treatment, the DPS report stated. (Tear and cold conditions continue today with increasing cloudiness tonight. Today’s high will be 65 degrees with the low tonight at 42 degrees. Monday’s high was 67 degrees and today’s low was 49 degrees. Sunset will be at 7 17 p.m. with sunrise at 7 .24 a.in. Absentee Voting Absentee voting for the $11,455 million city bond election began Monday and will continue through Oct. 15 Persons over 65 or those who will not be iii town on Oct. 19 may vote absentee between 8 a rn and 5 p.ITI at New Braunfels City Hall, 202 N Seguin CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS _ WEATHER 13 15 11 12 J 5 2 J? 4 6 7 _12 2 * ;

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