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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Royals increase Sports winning odds Sports, Page8A Comal River........ . .    407    cfs    (up 5) Wa tar tanyon inflow 1,116 cfs (down 177) waxer Canyon outf)ow  5,050 cfs (up 40) Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.21 (up .07) Canyon Lake level .... 913.08 (down .88) Guadalupe county Area raises taxes See Page 2A Stewardess recalls Delta crash in Dallas “My arms were completely flailing, my legs were flailing. I had no control over my body.” —Delta flight attendant WASHINGTON (AP) - “My God, I’m in one piece and I’m fine,” flight attendant Vicki Chavis exclaimed seconds after she crawled from the wreckage of Delta Flight 191 — hardly able to believe she had escaped the August crash that killed 137 people. Her dramatic description of the final seconds of flight aboard the Delta Airlines L-1011 and terror of the crash during an approach to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport was detailed Thursday in new documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board. Thirty-four of the people aboard the jetliner — many in a rear section that had broke away from the rest of the plane — survived the crash, although three died on the way to the hospital and four others died later of their injuries. The documents also confirmed that the jet encountered wind shear, which investigators, shortly after the crash, had speculated was the cause of the disaster. An analysis of the plane’s flight recorder showed the jetliner flew into an area “of severe downflow fof wind) for about 20 seconds followed (by) rapid changes in ... wind direction and speed” just before it crashed, one report concluded. Chavis, 29, was among three flight attendants who escaped the accident. Her description to investigators of the moments before and after the crash provide a glimpse of what the survivors faced. She and another flight attendant were interviewed by NTSB investigators a day after the crash. It had been her first trip after a two-week honeymoon and she was on a rear-facing jump seat six rows from the rear of the cabin of the wide-body Ixx-kheed Tristar She told investigators of a very bumpy approach to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, where the plane was making an intermediary stop on an Aug. 2 flight from Fort lauderdale, F’la., to Ix)s Angeles. Then, she said, the plane took a sudden “extreme drop” and “we were moving in a lateral direction being tossed about, up and down and left and right." She heard the increasing noise of the engines and felt the front of the aircraft pulling up as the pilot attempted to put on power to escape the See DELI A. Page 14A Complex owners file to reorganize By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer The owners of a New Braunfels apartment house this month filed for protection under Chapter ll of the federal bankruptcy laws. The Austin development company, Langtry Investment II, Ltd., owns lengtry Village Apartments in New Braunfels and Middletown Apartments in Seguin On Oct. I, partners Clifford J Woerner and Robert L. Woerner filed four petitions under Chapter ll — for Langtry Investment II. Ltd ; Woerner Properties, Inc.; Clifford Joseph Woerner and Robert L Woerner. According to the assistant manager at Iengtry Village, all apartment operations are continuing as they have been “It s business as usual,” said Becky Rash, who has worked at the 142-unit apartment house for about six weeks. * We're still leery, but operations are as normal.” Rash, who said she has talked to the manager of the Seguin apartments, said her complex has about two vacant apartments She said two tenants have placed their rent money See LANGTRY, Page 14A game. See Page 1B SundayNew Braunfels    Friday October 25, 1985 25 Cents 26 Pages 2 Sections Shooting victim undergoes testing By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A man found floating face-up in the Guadalupe River last month has been moved to Villa Rosa Hospital for evaluation and rehabilitation. Gilbert Galindo, 32, of Spring Branch, slipped into a coma at Medical Center Hospital several weeks after undergoing surgery there to remove a bullet in his head. His body was found floating face-up by canoeists on Sept. 8. Comal County Sheriff's Lt. Rudy Rubio said Galindo was released from Medical Center Tuesday, and is now in the rehabilitation medicine nursing unit at Villa Rosa. Although Galindo is conscious, “he can’t communicate right now,” Rubio said atter he went to Villa Rosa Thursday. “The doctor said 80 percent of his frontal lobe that affects personality, character arid judgment is gone. Damage to the parietal lobe, which affects his speech, sensation and motor skills, is still unknown.” Authorities were also unsure of his identity until Galindo wrote his name on a piece of paper for doctors at Medical Center on Sept. 9. Sheriff’s Investigator Dennis See VICTIM, Page 14A Partial breakdown A demolition worker tears away beams from the roof of the building that housed New Braunfels Antiques on Seguin Lf Sill KWf WALDT Mf RAID ZflTUNG Avenue The property is the site of New Braunfels' new post office Traeger can't decide whether to runInside SEGUIN (AP) — After changing his mind several times and even endorsing a successor, State Sen. John Traeger says he still can’t decide whether to retire after 24 years in the legislature. “I’ve changed my mmd about six tunes. It’s the hardest decision I’ve ever made rn my life,’’ he said Thursday. The Seguin Democrat said he thought he had made up not to seek re-election to his 20-county senatorial district that stretches from neighborhoods on San Antonio’s north side through the South Texas brush country to the Mexican border. But that was before he attended the appreciation night rally Thursday at which he was honored by the elite of the South Texas political community. “The affair was so nice. I just couldn’t say I was going to retire,” Traeger told the Associated Press late Thursday night. “ITI make my decision in a day or so. Either ITI announce that I’m running like gang busters or that I’m retiring.” Only hours before the appreciation rally, Traeger had endorsed state Rep. Billy Hall of Laredo to succeed him. “I do not plan to abandon the field to an ultraliberal. I’m going to endorse Billy Hall,” Traeger said. But when Traeger rose to address a crowd of almost 1,000 well-wishers that night, he said he might not bow out of politics after all.Today's Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy skies through Saturday. Winds will be from the north at IO miles per hour today, decreasing to light and variable tonight, then shifting to the southeast near IO mph on Saturday. The high today will be in the mid 80s, low tonight in the low 60s, and a high on Saturday in the low 80s. This morning’s low was 66, and yesterday’s high was 84.Spookhouse A Halloween spookhouse complete with graveyard, maze and tunnels, will be held today through Sunday and Oct. 30 and 31 to benefit Circle Arts Theater. The event will be held at the old Brusso’s Furniture Store in the Courtyard Shopping Center and is being sponsored by Jack in the Box. Admission is $1:50 and candy will be given away to children six and under. The spookhouse will be open from 6 to midnight tonight and from 6-10 all other nights. CLASSIFIED 2 12B COMICS 12A CROSSWORD 13A DEAR ABBY 11A DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 13A OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 5A SPORTS 8 9A STOCKS 14A Zoning board kills plans for 10-story building By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Saying they did not want to see high-rise buildings in residential areas, two members of tile Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday voted against granting ' • nr ar.cc to allow Eden Towers Inc. to construct a 10-story retire nent complex. Three of the members voted to grant the variance, but four votes were needed. The proposed building, on lekeview Boulevard, would have contained seven residential floors, two underground parking floors, and a floor for mechanical equipment. By the same 3-to-2 margin, the zoning board in September denied another Eden Towers request for a variance to construct a 10-story building, plus two parking stones and a mechanical equipment story at the same site. The area, which is zoned R-3 fmulti-family residential), has a three-story height restriction In the same area, there are Eden Home cottages. Eden Village duplexes and Eden Heights government-sponsored housing. The apartment complex was to be for people over 62 years old who don’t qualify to live in Eden Heights or who do not need to be in a nursing home. The complex also was to contam a security system, central desk, activity center, dining room and activity area When the budding was first proposed, it was to contain 108-apartments and was to be 134 feet tall It would sit next to the cliff off Iekeview Circle. The plans presented Thursday proposed a 104-foot tall, I /-shaped building Neighboring residents, who opposed the plans at the September meeting said they would have no problem with two five-story biddings being constructed near the cliff They cited possible problems in evacuating elderly residents of the tall building during a fire, and also said they did not w ant the city to open the door for high-rise buildings. They said there is a need for a retirement complex, but oppose the location of a high-rise building in their neighborhood The same arguments were heard Thursday. See ZONING, Page 14A Country falls back in time WEATHER 2A WASHINGTON (AP) -Thousands of Americans likely will arrive an hour early for church, work or other engagements on Sunday after forgetting to change their clocks back to standard time. That’s right — it’s time to “fall back” to standard time after six onths of being on daylight savings. The official change comes at 2 a m. Sunday, although most people turn their clocks back an hour before retiring on Saturday night. The switch benefits morning people, with an hour of daylight shifting from the evening to morning Having that hour rn the evening during summer’s longer days provided extra time and light for picnics and recreation, and some dayhght-Ume boosters have advocated using that measure all year, as a means of saving energy on nighttime lighting After all, saving energy was the idea when daylight time was first introduced in 1918 — moving an hour (rf daylight from morning when few people were awake to night, when more people could use it. But a brief shift to year-round daylight time during the energy cnsts of the 1970s resulted rn only negligible savings in energy. JOHN TRAEGER “I came here intending to tell you that I was going to retire after 30 years of public service. You made it extremely difficult and I’m going to talk to my wife some more,” he said. Earlier, Traeger, 64, had cited his health and the health of his wife, as well as family pressure, as the reasons he chose not to run. During IO years in the House and 14 years in the Senate, Traeger sponsored more than 300 successful bills. He is one of tile most powerful members of the legislature and a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the legislative Budget Board. ;

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