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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Briefly Thai insurance firms propose policies for coup casualties BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Authorities said today that two insurance companies are seeking government approval to cover casualties from coups, revolutions, and other social upheavals. Thailand has had 19 coups or attempted coups in the last 53 years, including a failed attempted Sept. 9 that left five people dead and 60 wounded. Present policies are “not up-to-date” since they do not cover casualties from social upheavals, murder or participation in sports, said Praneet Virakul, an official of the Thai Life Insurance Co., one of the two firms seeking the change. The other company is the Southeast Insurance Co. An official of the Commerce Ministry’s insurance department said the companies submitted their requests a few months before the Sept. 9 overthrow attempt, and that the government is likely to approve the requests. Most famine victims have gone home ROREM, Ethiopia (AP) — Most of the famine refugees who filled Ethiopian relief camps a year ago have gone home, but more than 20,000 remain at a stark tent city here. Officials say their prospects of leaving are uncertain. Major repatriation programs have shrunk the larger camps of Ibnet and Mekelle, which now hold only a tew thousand residents, many of whom are orphaned or disabled. But at Korem, where the peak population was about 55,000, relief workers say many of the refugees are stranded because too little rain has fallen to grow food in their home areas. Jordan arms sale may be shelved by Congress WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican controlled Senate, with President Reagan’s reluctant permission, is ready to shelve the controversial $1.9 billion arms sale to Jordan until March I unless Jordan and Israel open meaningful peace talks before then. With at least 73 of IOO senators publicly committed against the sale in the absence of such talks, and with the Republican leadership telling Reagan defeat was inevitable, the president agreed Tuesday to the 120-day delay, Senate sources said. The GGP leaders had told the administration they would move on their own to delay action on the sale in order to head off a resolution that would bar it outright. Helments found defective WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a half-million .soldiers and Marines wearing a new combat helmet may be inadequately protected because a manufacturer changed production specifications for the synthetic-material headgear, the Pentagon says. Officials are investigating whether the manufacturer of the new helmet, which is designed to replace the familiar “steel pot,” ignored goverment specifications to improve its profits, William Caldwell, a Pentagon spokesman, said Wednesday. More than 460,000 helmets, out of the 800,000 already in use by Army and Marine Corps units, are affected. Two charged in alleged missile sale pl.ot NEW YORK I AP) — A Greek man who posed as a five-star l^atin American general and a U.S. businessman have been indicted on charges of plotting the illegal import and sale of 2,000 heat-seeking missiles, federal prosecutors say. Douglas Zaglaviras, 56, and Alan Robert Schaible, 49, of Naples, Fla., have been held without bail since their arrests Oct. 9 at John F. Kennedy International Airport as they arrived from Thailand, U.S. Attorney Raymond J. Dearie said Wednesday. At his arrest, Zaglaviras was dressed as a general from an undisclosed I^atin American country and carried passports from Greece, Boliva and Honduras, prosecutors said No missiles ever were imported, but the indictment accuses them of offering 2,000 Red-Eye missiles — 18-pound American-made self-propelled weapons capable of destroying an aircraft — to an undercover FBI agent. 75-year-old woman battered to death by ram PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A 75-year-old woman who went outside to feed chickens in the barn was battered to death by a ram the family had known to be aggressive, police said. Phyllis Ziarkowski’s body was found Tuesday afternoon by her grandchildren coming home from school, said St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Gleason. Mrs. Ziarkowski died of internal injuries and broken ribs inflicted by the ram, medical examiner Dr Clemens M Kopp said Wednesday. The woman lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Eve and Thomas Zdanio, about IO months ago. Zdamo said the ram was known to be aggressive. The ram was back in its pen when the Zdanio children returned home. Prison director resigns HUNTSVILLE < AP) - The prison director for IO Texas Department of Corrections facilities is leaving his post to accept a position with the Nevada prison system. Ron Angelone, 38, will leave Texas on Dec. I and be succeeded by Mike Moore, warden of the Darrington Unit in Brazoria County, according to department spokesman Phil Guthrie. Angelone is becoming the assistant director for the 4,50<Mnmate Nevada system that pays $52,000 annually. He has been Texas’ southern area coordinator for the past nine months. Moore is an 18-year veteran of the prison system and has been warden at Darrington since July. Husband charged in death CLIFTON (AP) — A school principal has been charged with murdering his wife, one of two slayings that recently has kept this small central Texas town on edge. Clifton Police Chief Rob Brennand said Joe D. Bryan was arr-shed web lwzt que County. Bryan was freed later on $50,000 bond set by Bosque County Justice of the Peace Alvn James. Bryan is the principal of Clifton High School. His wife, Mickey Bryan, 44, died of four gunshot wounds, three of them to the head, sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, authorities said. Her body was found by her parents in the bedroom of her home the morning of Oct. 15 after she failed to show up to teach her fourth-grade class. Mrs. Bryan’s death was the second to occur in four months in Clifton. The other was the rape-strangulation of a Clifton High School girl in June. Herald-Ze/tung, New Braunfels, Texas    Thursday,    October    24,    1985    Page    3A U.N. report: 6,000 killed,30,000 injured in Mexico quake MEXICO CITY (AP) - The September earthquakes devastated large sections of the Mexican capital and killed 6,000 people, injured 30,000 more and caused property damages estimated at $4 billion, a report by a United Nations commission says. Another 2,000 people are still missing and presumably dead, buried in rubble. The report by the Economic Comission for I^atin America, or ECLA, was prepared by U.N. experts “in close consultation with Mexican authorities” and made public here this week. Mexican newspapers described it is the most authoritative survey so far of the damages caused by an earthquake that neasured 8.1 on the open-ended Richter scale Sept. 19, and 77 more aftershocks in the week that followed, including one of 7.5 on Sept. 20. The report said the eathquakes serious affected an area of 320,000 square miles, was felt by close to 20 million people, and about 150,000 persons suffered property damage. An estimated 30,000 people homeless were forced to live in temporary shelters. “The earthquake caused considerable damage to housing, health and education, with high financial costs, aside from damages impossible to assess to murals, historical and archeological monuments, whose value is impossible to estimate,” the report said. A total of 3,300 “major buildings” were destroyed or damaged in Mexico City, about 125 of them housing government agencies, the report said. These included apartment and office buildings 8 to 15 stories high, hotels, hospitals, theaters and schools. Some 30,000 housing units were destroyed and another 60,000 were damaged, aggravating an existing housing deficit that before the earthquake were estimated by government sources at 3 million units, the report said. According to the report, healthcare services were the most affected. Five hundred hospital and clinical buildings were damaged and nine more destroyed, causing a total loss of 5,000 hospital beds Some 137 school buildings were destroyed and 313 more were damaged, leaving 150,000 students without a place to study. Five hotel buildings tumbled, four more were severely damaged and another 36 need extensive repairs, it said. Seven of the capital’s 250 movie theaters collapsed and 49 had to be closed for extensive repairs the report said. But most bars and night-clubs were not seriously affected. According to the report, the earthquake lasted one full minute at the epicenter, just .off the Balsa River in the Pacific Ocean, but was felt for 2 to 3 minutes in metropolitan Mexico City, an area where 18 million of the country’s 78 million people live. It was also felt strongly in the central states of Jalisco, Guerrero and Michoacan, the report said But it described the situation in the capital as “critical” and said most of the devastation occurred in the city’s central part, an area of about 14 square miles. TDC guard is convicted of taking money from Cauble for favorable treatment Convicted of Taking Money From Cauble For Favorable Treatment ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jurors deliberated about three hours before convicting former Big Spring federal prison guard Eddie Joe Roybal of accepting a gratuity from convicted drug kingpin Rex Cauble. Roybal, 33, also was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of accepting gratuities from other inmates, one count of smuggling a controlled substance into the prison camp and one count of smuggling contraband into the facility. U.S. District Judge Halbert O. Woodward will sentence Roybal at a later date. Meanwhile, Roybal, who now lives in Weatherford, remains free on a personal recognizance bond. On Tuesday, Roybal denied doing any favors for Cauble in exchange for a $11,550 loan from Cauble’s sister, Thelda Cauble Harris of Denton. The defendant also denied doing any special favors for inmate Gary Marcus Gunter in return for money. FBI agents testified that Gunter was cooperating with prison officials and FBI agents when he arranged $1,000 in marked bills to be mailed to Roybal. Roybal said he thought the money was part of $10,(KH) that some friends of (iunter’s in Dallas were gonngto loan him. He said tx* expected to repay the loan to Cauble’s sister, the loan from Gunter’s friends, and several thousand dollars in other debts. Roybal said that he didn’t do anything special for Cauble when he arranged for a hospital bed in Cauble’s cell. “Did you at any time do anything for Mr. Cauble that you had not done Reagan offers Soviets 'a fresh start'in U.NI message today for other inmates?” Ta bant asked him. “No, I didn t,” Roy bal responded. But the jury heard a tape-recording in which Roybal is heard boasting about persuading another corrections officer to bring Cauble a hospital bed Gunter, 31, who admitted to a lengthy criminal record, said he was present during conversations between Cauble and Roybal that led to the $11,550 loan from Mrs. Harris. Witnesses testified that Roybal made installment payments, paid some debts and bought a $2,100 boat with the money from Mrs. Harris. Mrs. Harris testified Tuesday morning that she made the May 28 loan at her brother’s request and that she expected to be repaid NEW YORK (AP) - President Reagan, proposing a “fresh start” in U.S.-Soviet relations, is urging the superpowers to promote negoti$tions lietween rival factions in five troubled countries, with free elections astyegoal. “lives are being lost each day” because of Soviet expansion in Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Ethiopia and Nicaragua, Reagan charged in remarks prepared for delivery today to the United Nations General Assembly. Explaining an apparent shift in U.S. priorities for Reagan’s Nov. 19-20 sumnut meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from arms control to resolution of regional •imputes, a senior administration official said unless Soviet expansion is checked, “it will be difficult to make progress in other areas.” Stepping up his diplomatic initiative, Reagan also scheduled a late afternoon meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze to map plans for the Geneva summit. This morning's speech, the fourth by Reagan to the United Nations, described U.S.-Soviet differences as ‘ deep” while inviting Moscow to support changes in the leftist governments of the five countries. “I look to a fresh start in the relationship between our two nations,” Reagan said. • While pointing out what he considers past failures of the world organization, Reagan told his fellow leaders gathered for the body’s 40th anniversary: “Today it is more important to s|>eak to you about what my country proposes to do in these closing years ol the 20th century to bring about a safer, more peaceful, more civilized world.” “The only way to resolve differences is to understand them,” Reagan said. The president, on a busy second day here, also had meetings scheduled with Prime Ministers Bettino Craxi of Italy, Margaret Thatcher of Britain, Brian Mulroney of Canada, Yasuhiro Nakasone of Japan and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Reagan asked the leaders of the industrialized democracies to help him prepare for the summit with Gorbachev. Mrs. Thatcher was reported by British officials to be trying to encourage Reagan to keep the summit ;ocus on arms control. According to these officials, who demanded anonymity, she had concluded after last week’s meeting of Commonwealth nations in the Bahamas that the U.S. position on nuclear weapons should be “reformulated.” At a 30-minute session Wednesday', a U.S. official said, Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher both expressed concern that Gorbachev’s proposal for a 50 percent reduction in nuclear missiles and warheads was receiving wide publicity while an earlier U.S. cutback offer was little noticed. Reagan set up today’s meeting with Shevardnadze as they chatted briefly in the Empire Room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at Wednesday night’s reception. At the reception, Reagan also shook hands with Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega as the Sandimsta chief went through the receiving line with other foreign leaders. But it was a noticeably cool encounter. Both men appeared stiff and unsmiling, exchanging only brief words during the meeting. In contrast, Reagan warmly received his other guests with a smile, a handshake and in some cases a hug. Among other leaders with whom Reagan chatted at the party in the ornate meeting room was Chinese Premier Zhao Ziang. Reagan also met separately in his <<vfc S®^ <&, O    fun.    jturtlyy 130 South Seguin Across from Naegetin's Open 10:00 - 5:00 M S 15°/ooff all jewelry during October. hotel suite Wednesday with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India and President Muhammed Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan A U.S official, briefing reporters on condition he not be identified, said Reagan expressed his “interest and concern ... about the importance of averting intensified nuclear competition in South Asia ” India has tested an atomic weapon, and there are persistent reports that Pakistan is busy building nuclear capability. The Professionals In Commercial And Residential Roofing All Over Central Texas For Nearly 40 Years CAU    SEMM Redwings V SOFT, SUPPORTIVE. LIGHTWEIGHT YOUR FEET NEVER HAD IT SO SOFT! • Glove-soft brown leather Cambrelle* lining absorbs perspiration • Cushion-wedge-sole foot support COMFORT SIZES 7-14 Narrow Medium/Wide S /« rn <SV i .aly bf Sty!* MEN'S WIAN 625 3241 204 VV. 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