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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Woman hurt Local in wreck See photo below Comal River.......... 402    cfs    (up    K Wa ter Canyon 'nflow 1 293 c*s (down 497) Watch ^-ero 10/22/85 AIU MOS-J 1 I, ar KOF I LM ipXA* american rt CP'-'F PETE SINCLAIR r n BOX 45436 F• Jr TX 7^245 dallas '*    — Canyon outflow ... 5,010 cfs (down 190) Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.14(up    04) Canyon Lake level .... 913.96 (down .63) Tickets sell quickly for Canyon-New Braunfels game, see page 8A New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas World Mexico counts victims of earthquakes See Page 3A Vol. 94 - No. 209 Thursday October 24,1985 25 Cents 18 Pages - 2 Sections Local motel robbed By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A New Braunfels hotel and a sleeping resident fell victim to armed robbers between ll p.m. Wednesday and early this morning. A desk clerk at the Holiday Inn was robbed at gunpoint around 4:44 a.m. today. Police Lt. Felix Roque said a I^atin male with a punk haircut and a long ponytail went behind the front counter and took an undetermined amount of money from the register. The suspect, believed to be in his early 20s, was also described as heavy-set, and standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Roque said the suspect forced the clerk down on the floor, and escaped See ROBBERS, Page 10A Police check burglaries By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels was plagued with nine car burglaries overnight. Eight of them occured in the parking lot of the Charter Inn off Interstate 85. Detective Juan Gusme said the stolen items included stereos, purses and radar equipment. "The earliest report we got was 6 a.m., and they’re still coming in,” Gusine said this morning. “None of the victims have been able to give us any leads, so we’re looking for help from anyone who was driving by and might have seen something.” The ninth burglary began with a truck stolen in San Marcos about 4 a.m. Thursday. It was later found at BAC Service Center on Highway 81 East tills morning, but that wasn’t all New Braunfels police discovered. Ut. Felix Roque said a 1973 beige over orange Continental I license Plate 362-CENI was stolen off the B&C lot, along with a set of keys and possibly cigarettes inside the office. "It also appears they were trying to get gas out of twqjtrucks on the lot, so we’ve got theft, burglary of a nonhabitation and a stolen vehicle all in See BURGLARIES, Page 10A Posters help missing children find mother in California DALLAS (AP) — Sherry Filimonuk says she has not “come out of the clouds” since she being reunited with her two children, one of whom recognized his picture on two missing children posters. It wasn’t until Gregory Filimonuk saw his picture on a poster in a Dallas restaurant and one displayed on a large truck that he realized h? was one of the millions of children listed as missing in the United States. The 8-year-old boy on the same day last was with his father Michele, 6. He questioned his father decided to return the mother. saw the posters month while he and his sister, persistently , who eventually children to their “I haven’t come out of the clouds yet,” said Filimonuk, 28. of Sacremento, Calif. “I’m just loving them a lot. Touching them, smelling and keeping them near me ... Before I found my children, it seemed like every minute was an hour and now, an hour seems like a minute.” Her children were abudcted while they were visiting their father for seven days during the 1980 Christmas holiday, authorities said. Michael Filimonuk, 35, and Paula Alvarado, 34, his previous wife, each face four felony counts of child abduction in Sacramento, said James E. Graves, Sacramento County deputy district attorney. I'he pair turned themselves in to California authorities Friday. The abduction was the second time Filimonuk seized the children, authorities said. The parents were fighting a custody battle when Filimonuk took them for several weeks in October 1980 During the five-year separation, Filimonuk said she lost two jobs and nearly suffered a nervous breakdown in 1982 “because I couldn’t stand someone coming in with a child that resembled mine. I stared. I know it made people uncomfortable, but I couldn’t help myself .” Ms. Filimonuk, who has worked with missing children organizations across the country, said her children probably wouldn’t have been located without the posters. This shows that what we are doing to help find America's missing children is working,” she said We need people to realize that it is working and we can’t stop now .” For four years and IO months, Filimonuk said, she searched for her children, circulating photographs, tailing cars, following chldren and working with authorities. "It felt so hopeless,” she said "I didn t have the money to hire a private detective And in 1980, there weren't any organizations like there are now It was like being a ball in a ping-pong machine, going back and forth, back and forth, and no one can help you.” Lucas still suspected in murder By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Bexar County Sheriff’s Department officials have taken Henry I^ee Lucas off the suspect list in the murders of club owner Bobbie I^ee barker, her maid and four other San Antonio women But last April, local Texas Ranger Ray Martinez said he had no doubt Lucas killed an unidentified I .atm woman in 1981 near Northcliffe In an interview today, Martinez said that any further information on the status of the case must come from Austin officials. David Wells, public information officer with the Department of Public Safety in Austin indicated today the April statements were still valid Country and western nightclub owner Barker arid her maid were slain on Sept 23, 1982. Last March, Lucas, while on a trip to Bexar County, confessed to killing them. He also confessed to the murders of 23-year-old Nancy Frese in 1976, 29-year-old Ijnda Hopwood and 18-year-old Elsa Gonzales in 1977, and 24-year-old Kathryn O’Connor in 1979 However, Bexar County Sheriff’s Department officials indicated Wednesday all six murders remain "open cases,” because the department’s criminal investigation division has determined Lucas did not commit them. Pearlier this year, Lucas also confessed to killing an unidentified I<atin woman in 1981 near Northcliffe. Her body, clad only in a bright-colored blouse, a bra and white socks, was found south of the rest area rn a ditch betweeen Interstate 35 and the frontage road by a passing motorist An autopsy showed the woman died from multiple gunshot wounds — five directly above her right ear and one above her right eye — all fired at close range from a 25 caliber pistol. As part of his confession, Lucas directed .Martinez and Comal County Sheriff’s Investigator Kermit Kroesche to within 50 feet of where her body was found He also told them the time of day she was murdered, and where and how many times he shot her. "He said they were driving an Oldsmobile station wagon cut down to look like an El Camino, and that there was a mattress and motor oil in the back,” Martinez said last Apnl. "The woman had motor oil on her legs when we found her, and we couldn’t figure out how it got there See LUCAS, Page 10A Doctors: Children with AIDS can attend school SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In a statement doctors say was issued to reassure parents and schools, the American Academy of Pediatrics says there is no reason for children with AIDS to be kept out of school. "A child should not be barred from school because of the presence of AIDS,” said Dr Martin Smith, president of the 28,000 member .AAP. "The risk cf acquiring AIDS among children is low,” he said, adding "There has been no instance whatever of ehild-to-child transmission.”-The statement, Smith said, “should be one of reassurance to the school systems and parents of this country that AIDS is not a serious threat to their children.” There have been 204 cases of AIDS among children, not all of them of school age, Smith said. The academy statement said there is no evidence among the 13,500 AIDS cases reported to date that any victims have contracted th** disease in the school or day -care setting Dr. Robert Haggerty, immediate past president of the organization, qualified the statement by saying children with full-blown AIDS and open sores should not be in school anyway. Also a potential hazard to other See AIDS, Page 10AInsideToday s Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm today and P'riday afternoon, turning cloudy and fair tonight and early P'riday morning Highs today and Friday will be in the mid 80s, with a low tonight in the low 60s Winds will be from the southeast near IO miles per hour today, turning light and variable tonight, and easterly near IO mph on P'riday. This morning’s low was 71, and yesterday ’s high was 83 Sqnset will be at 6:52 p.m., and sunrise Friday will be at 7:39 a m. CANYON LAKE BA CLASSIFIED 4 7 B COMICS UB CROSSWORD 5A DEAR ABBY 9A HOROSCOPE •A KAUDEOSCOPE 1B OPINIONS 4A OUTDOORS •A SCRAPBOOK 2B SPORTS 67A - Cl iRRf MT*’ Raging water LESllf KRN-WAlDT Mf WALD ZElTufiG Water rushes out of Canyon Dam through the spillway this morning at 5,200 cubic feet per second. The water is high enough to cover the observation deck at the spillway and several crossings along the Guadalupe RiverBent out of shape Chris Quiroz, of New Braunfels, hit a parked car belonging to Joe Tice at Common and Veramendi streets about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Quiroz was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. She was cited for failure to control speed and not having a Texas driver s license. ;

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