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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MICROPLEX INC MITCH WOMBLE p-0- BOX 454:-!/-, DALLAS, tx 75245 266 Local Garden Ridge votes to reduce taxes See Page 2A Water Watch Comal River . . . ........ 208    cfs    (same) Canyon inflow .......107    cfs    (same) Canyon outflow.......143    cfs    (same) Edwards Aquifer . . . . 623.530(down 03) Canyon Lake level . . . 907.91 (down .03) Area VanFlagg sentenced in drug-related case See Page 2A New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 94-No. 176 Thursday September 5,1985 25 Cents 18 Pages—2 Sections New weapon to be tested WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force says it has met a 15-day waiting period requirement and now plans to conduct the first test of its anti-satellite weapon against an object in space this month. Some congressmen had been told to expect a test Wednesday. It was postponed, however, apparently because of timing and not because of a warning by the Soviet Union that it would feel free to step up its own antisatellite efforts. The new test date remains a secret. All that is known about the target is that it is an older satellite, in orbit but no longer functional. Pentagon officials declined to discuss the ASAT test or to confirm that it had been scheduled for Wednesday. Under rules set by Congress last year, the Defense Department must wait 15 days after the president certifies that an ASAT test is crucial to national security. That certification was submitted Aug. 20. See WEAPON, Page 10A Burned wire causes problem ABILENE (AP) — A burned ex melted wire forced American Airlines Flight 436 to make its emergency landing at Dyess Air Force Base Tuesday, a federal investigator says. Armond Edwards, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator, said Wednesday that the wire, part of the engine fire-warning system, burned or melted when hot lir from the engine compartment blew across it. The air normally is recycled for deicing, air conditioning and pressurization of the cabin, he said. “For some reason the air duct separated, and hot air passed over the wire,” Edwards said. “If the line (wire) is broken, the emergency engine fire light comes on.” Although investigators latei found no evidence of any fire, the fire light came on, indicating problems in the engine on the right wing. Edwards said procedures call for the engine to shut down immediately. If the light is still on after 20 seconds, the first “fire bomb” — a fire extinguisher in the engine compartment — is discharged. If the light is still on after another 30 seconds, the pilot should kick on the second fire bomb. If that doesn’t put out the fire or at least turn off the light, the pilot should find the nearest available airport and land, he said. “That’s just what they did,” Edwards said. See EMERGENCY, Page 10A Parking project City crews have been out for the past couple of days marking the parking places in the downtown area. Aristeo Padilla, street department employee, operates the zone Hispanic group throws support to water plan Arrest made in stabbing u I f KR" WALDT Hf RAID ZHTUNC marking machine on South Casten Street Crews will be working on Seguin Street today and traffic in the area ot the work s*te can be a little slow. lUSTIN (AP) - As a key Hispanic tup has joined the effort to push proposed $1.4 billion statewide ter plan, a leading Hispanic rmaker is criticizing the Audubon ;iety for opposing it. lap. Hugo Berlanga, D-Corpus riati, Wednesday said the Audubon titty offered little during the iting ot the plan and is tardy in icing its unhappiness now. ‘It’s most unfortunate they took it position. We went out of our way in the legislative process to accommodate every environmental group. It took us quite a while to ever get the Audubon Society to contribute and to provide input in the negotiations on the plan,” he said. Berlanga said he considers the water plan vital to the state's future. “We’re at the crossroads If we’re going to continue to prosper, if we’re going to continue to have the type of educational programs we want, it is extremely crucial that the voters approve Proposition? I and 2 come November,” Berlanga said. His remarks came during a news conference at which the Mexican American Democrats of Texas pledged to work for the plan’s passage. The water plan is being presented as two constitutional amendments on the fall ballot. Voter approval is required for the plan to take effect. Proposition I would authorize $980 million in state bonds to raise money By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 48-year-old New Braunfels man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing in the city’s West End Sunday morning. His 33-year-old victim, Emeterio Sanchez, was listed in good condition today at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Domingo Urbano, 48. of 109 Rosedale, was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury after his arrest Wednesday. He remained in custody today under a $25,000 bond set by County Court-at-Law Judge Charles Blackley. Sanchez and his 25-year-old nephew, Gemente Sanchez, were cut in a scuffle with two Latin male suspects about 12:23 a.m. Sunday. Emeterio was stabbed in the chest and the right side of his body near his ribs. The younger Sanchez was released from McKenna Sunday following treatment for stab wounds in the leg and ribs New Braunfels Police Detective Mario Guerrero said the four men were acquaintances. He also expects to make another arrest in the case soon. Robbery suspect killed in chase SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A desperate flight from police ended in death for an armed robbery suspect Wednesday when his car plowed into an 18-wheeler loaded with gravel, authorities say. Bexar County Sheriff Horton Copeland said the accident scene Wednesday was littered with packets of money, a handgun and a note in a paper sack that said, “I have a gun in my pants. Put all the money in this bag or I’ll start shooting ” He said the $3,800 found at the scene was mere than what was taken in the Wednesday robbery and said deputies are investigating the possibility that some of it may have been taken in a holdup the day before. Copeland identified the dead man as Charles J. Baria, 18, of San An tonio. The truck driver — Miguel Lopez, 46, of San Antonio — was treated at Santa Rose Medical Center and released. The accident closed a half-mile section of Ixx>p 1604 for more than four hours. The incident began about ll a rn. at an HEB Store where a man brandishing a pistol handed a clerk a note demanding money. Witnesses said the suspect drove away in a blue sedan. Officers spotted a car matching the description on I^oop 1604 Patrol cars chased the vehicle at speeds of more than IOO mph before it tried to pass a slow-moving truck carrying a mobile home He passes us. sees us and then he See SUSPECT, Page 10A City parks users' fees are discussed Continuing its philosophy that whoever uses the parks should pay for their upkeep, the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Tuesday night discussed users’ fees. The first order of business was a report from Leonard Ehrler of Bechtol, Hoffpauir and Ehrler about ways to better manage the finances of a park system lf approved by the board and city council, Ehrler’s firm will conduct an extensive analysis of park operation and propose ways to tighten and improve revenue dealings “The parks budget, including cemeteries, is $1 million a year," said Parks Director David Whatley. “It’s similar to a big business and there are areas that can be run business-like.” Whatley said Ehrler’s firm would analyze ‘“everything that deals with money” and would encompass the enactment of new user fees and suggestions for more complete collection of such fees The firm will suggest “better management techniques to improve the revenue," Whatley said. Board Chairman Carl Fox said the board has had a philosophy about users’ fees for several years. “It’! just like if you play golf, you pay for it; if you go swimming, you pay for it," he said “We all pay taxes and those people who don’t use those facilities should not have to pay extri taxes to maintain them. It’s no( fair.” Fox said the board will agail discuss the study at its next meeting and Whatley said the increased revenue from more efficient operation could pay for the study. Meanwhile, users’ fees at Cypres! Bend Park also were on Tuesday’) agenda. The board talked with Moll] Martin (rf Molly’s Place and Rid Rivers of Rockin’ R River Ridei about imposing users’ fees upon rive businesses using Cypress Bend Par! as a customer pick-up point We are laying the groundworl .See FEES, Page KL Inside for construction of reservoirs, pipelines, treatment plants and flood-eontrol projects. It would create a $2o0 million insurance fund to guarantee water bonds issued by cities and other political subdivisions. Proposition I would authorize $200 million in bonds for low-interest loans to farmers to purchase water-saving irrigation equipment. Today's weather The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain today. High today and Friday will be in the mid 90s Low tonight will be in the mid 70s. High Wednesday was 97 and low was 78 Sunset will be 7:49 p.m. with sunrise Friday at 7:11 a rn. CANYON LAKE CLASSIFIED 3B See MAD, Page 10A COMICS MIB 4B CROSSWORD a DEAR ABBY i DEATHS -Ji 2 HOROSCOPE 3 KALEIDOSCOPE 1 OPINIONS 4 OUTDOORS I SCRAPBOOK J SPORTS BT STOCKS ll WEATHER Football opener previews, Page 6A r ;

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