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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 MOSS 10/22/85 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT:    PETE    SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS* TX 75245 Where to vote in the City city bond election See Page 7-8A Comal River............ 258 cfs (up 4) Wafter Canyon inflow.......156 cfs (down 14) Canyon outflow........148 cfs (same) Watch    Edwards Aquifer ....... 624.57 (up .03) Canyon Lake level  907.92 (up .02) Canyon undefeated in Sports district volleyball See Page 11A New Braunfels HvpbM New Braunfels. Texas Sunday October 13,1985 50 Cents 34 Pages 3 Sections Historic downtown open house held today, see Page 1BWoman injured in shooting By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The attempted murder of 26-year-old Seguin woman is under investigation by the Comal County Sheriff’s Department after a shooting incident occurred about I a m. Saturday on FM 306. The woman is out of intensive care at Guadalupe Valley Hospital and is improving, a hospital spokewornan said. The woman was shot in her abdomen by her estranged husband, according to the sheriff’s department report. She had arrived at the Seguin hospital about 4 a m. and nursing personnel notified Officer H. Burns Jr. with Seguin Police Department, the sheriff’s department report said. But Bums found out that the shooting had occurred on FM 306 in Comal County, and he called the sheriff’s department here, Investigator Gordon Lilleux said. “At this point we don’t know if the woman is going to press charges or not, so we have arrested no one yet,” IJlie u& sai ii See SHOOTING, Page ISADiplomat reportedly killed BEI KUT, lebanon (AP) - A statement purported to be from Islamic Jihad said Saturday that the extremist Moslem organization had killed U.S. diplomat William Buckley and offered to exchange his body for IOO Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. The leading independent newspaper An Nahar published a front page photograph said to be of the body and said it was among pictures received along with a statement alleging to be from Islamic Jihad, or Moslem holy war. There was no immediate way to confirm that the body shown was that of Buckley, one of six kidnapped Americans Islamic Jihad has said it was holding. Blurred Polaroid photos showed a man resembling Buckley wrapped in a white shroud and a brown blanket. The statement did not say when the photos were taken. Envelopes containing the statement and photographs were found outside the offices of the newspaper and a Western news agency in Beirut. The statement said Buckley’s body would be turned over to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar if Israel agrees to release IOO Palestinians from its jails. It did not give the prisoners’ names or say where they were held. “The American administration, and particularly President Reagan will be responsible for any harm befalling the other hostages,” the statement said. In the photographs, both overexposed, only the man’s face was uncovered. The eyes were shut, the mouth slightly open. The man had a gray beard and a thin mustache, as Buckley did in a photo his kidnappers released more than a week ago when they announced they had killed him. In Washington, a spokesman for the State Department, Pete Martinez, said: “We do not regard the alleged photograph as convincing evidence that Mr. Buckley is no longer alive. We reiterate that the U.S. government holds the captors fully responsible for the safety of all the hostages.” See BUCKLEY, Page ISA Two teen-agers, one 17 and one 15, were injured when their car slid into a tree on Hill Street where it turns into Butcher Street about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver was racing another car earlier and police were in pursuit, police reports said. The 15 year old was knocked unconcious tor a few minutes and the 17-year-old hit the windshield and received a laceration to his knee. Both teen-agers were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital. Police Officer Pete Villarreal investigated the accident but no further details were available at presstime.Pipeline will cross over Edwards recharge zone Man arrested for sexual abuse of child By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer All-American Pipeline Co. has refused to honor an earlier commitment to avoid the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone in its route from Bakersfield, Calif, to Freeport. This was the announcement made late Friday by Tom Fox, general manager of tile Edwards Underground Water District after a two meeting with Roger Williams, president of All-American. Rep. Tom Loeffler’s staff also attended. The 30-inch, heated pipeline will carry a highly sulfured crude oil to refineries in Texas because California refineries have to meet higher air pollution standards than Texas refineries do, the company said in earlier releases. An earlier possible route had taken the pipeline through Comal County, but according to the company’s application for “A Permit to Operate a Pipeline in Texas,” the route will follow the Texas-New Mexico Pipeline through Gillespie, Blanco, Hays and Caldwell counties “From what they said in the meeting, they do not intend on changing their route, nor do they intend to complete a supplemental EIS I environmental impact statement) on the McCamey-to-Freeportend of the route,” Fox said. •But they did agree to some added safeguards where the pipeline goes over the aquifer.” In their defense, Fox said, the company had attempted to stay off of the recharge zone of the San Antonio pool of the aquifer, but had not been completely successful. “The pipeline is right over the dividing line of the watershed area for the San Antonio pool and the Austin pool of the aquifer,” Fox explained. “That line is a very subtle change in the topography and it shifts. The pipeline is still in our area of concern.” Federal standards that required the company to complete an environmental impact statement on the Bakerfield-McCamey leg of the route were enforced by the Federal I^and Commission because the pipeline goes over a lot of federal land. But that agency has taken the By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A 42-year-old San Antonio man was arrested and charged about 2:30 p m Saturday for the aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Ronald Thomas Sjoblom, 42, of 2106 Thousand Oaks No. 536, San Antonio, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Harold Kreuger. The judge set two $10,000 bonds for the offenses, jail personnel said. At presstirne, Sjoblom was still in jail. “Both charges are first degree felonies,” said Sheriffs Investigator Gordon lilleux who arrested the man. The charges relate to an incident that occurred about 7 30 a m. Wednesday when a 15-year-old Canyon High School student was abducted from a bus stop. He was taken to a place along Wald Road where the driver allegedly performed a sexual act upon the boy, according to Ml^ux’s report. The student I ad been dropped off at Frazier Klementary and went home, the investigator said. Irater that morning he came into the sheriffs department with his parents and related the incident An all-points bulletin with the description of the car a gray I* Ord Maverick went out over police radio:., Lt Rudy Rubio said. See SEXUAL ABUSE. Page 16A Bond issue could mean tax increase By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer If all eight propositions on the city’s bond issue election which totals $1145 million — pass next Saturday, New Braunfels residents will see a 12-cent hike in city taxes. Because voters will cast ballots on each of the eight propositions, the tax bill could turn out to be less according to which propositions are approved. The current city tax rate is 25 cents per $100 of assessed property value The new 37-cent rate would mean that owners of a $50,000 home would pay an another $5965 over the current $127.05 per year A 37-cent tax rate would mean that the owners of a $75,000 home would pay a total yearly tax of $280 02 and owners of a $100,000 home would pay a total of $373 41 per year The eight propositions can be voted on separately Saturday — three relate to public buildings, three to parks improvements, one to street improvements and one to drainage improvements There are sever a* exemptions taxpayers can Lake advantage <rf, according to Glenn Brucks, chi f appraiser at th< Comal (oun*y Central Appraisal District Homeowners can claim the homestead exemption, which will subtract 30 percent from th* appraised value rf the property The exemption will de' reave in 1988 to 20 percent “That is a maximum." Brucks said “It could bt' set by the taxing authority at a lower rate There is a minimum rf $5,000. so if you have a $10,000 mobile home minus the 30 percent, you would still get $5 000 off.” The city of New Braunfels also lias an optional exemption of $3,750 for persons over 65 years of age or those who are disabled, Brocks said. And disabled veterans * an eel up to $3.OOO exempted from their property taxes Brucks said the new tax rates will be collet ted in June 1981, Cuban sentenced to 35 years on murder charge stand that though it was named the lead agency, Texas agencies must enforce the federal environmental standards here. The Environmental Protection Agency has taken the stand that it is the lead agency’s job to enforce the federal standards, an EPA spokesperson said in earlier interviews. And Texas agencies have only minimal authority to enforce the National Environmental Policy Act that created clean ait and water standards, Fox said. “It will probably take the courts to figure this one out,” the general manager said. In the meantime, Fox said the most important question has not been answered yet: why is the pipeline being built? "What information is there to show that the risk being taken with the water supply of a million people, regardless how small that risk is, is worth it?” Fox asked. liOeffler’s office will be coming out with a statement later since the meeting lasted past 5 p.m. Friday, a staff person in the congressman's San Antonio office said late Friday. By SARAH DUKE Staff writer SEGUIN — A Cuban immigrant was convicted Friday of the June 7 murder of a man in a Seguin bar District Judge BB Schraub sentenced Alberto Edwardo Santos Maidiqui to 35 years in prison According to officials. Santos was convicted of shooting and killing Pedro Gonzales Inglesias at Joe s Place in Seguin. Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth said that Inglesias was shot five times, but Santos had claimed he had acted in self defense. Officials reported that the shooting followed a fight at the bar, and added that Santos left following the fight and returned with a gun. Santos claimed that he fell he had to protect himself, but could not say why the fight had originally started, officials said. Santos and his twin brother came to the United States in May 1980 from Cuba as part of the Carter administration’s boat lift from that country. The brothers celebrate their 37th birthday today. Both have been convicted of murder. They moved to Big Spring when they came to the United States because they had sponsors there Both had several jobs at different times as construction workers and oil field worker >. Santos moved to Seguin in Id after his brother was convicted murdering of his ex-girtfnend rn B Spring His brother Edward Santos, w, sentenced to 13 years rn prison See MURDER, Page I Inside Today s Weather Comal County forecast calls foi early morning cloudiness toda> anc Monday, otherwise partly cloudy with very little change in temperature Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour today. Highs today and Monday will be rn the upper 80s, w ith a low tonight in the low 70s CLASSIFIED *10C COMICS 2C CROSSWORD 5B DEAR ABBY 4B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1C HOROCROPE 2C KALEIDOSCOPE I 4B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS ll 13A WEATHER 2A ;

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