New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Snows dig into northern Rockies
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wintry weather dropped temperatures to the teens and snowed in mountain passes in the northern Rockies today, but the cold front promised to relieve the sweltering East as floods and up to 7 inches of rain swamped Texas, killing three people.
The mercury plunged to 13 degrees today at West Yellowstone, Mont., after a storm Monday dumped up to 17 inches of snow. Late-summer campers at Wyoming’s Yellowstone
National rara, Just to the south, had to cope with snow-blocked roads and passes.
It was a different story back East as air conditioners switched on to cope with record-breaking highs, hitting 94 in New York City and Baltimore and 93 in Allentown, Pa.
The heat was expected to ease a bit today, with readings forecast in the 80s from the Gulf Coast to New England and dropping steeply toward the end of the week as a cold front moved east.
The front, stretching today from the Texas
Panhandle to the Great Lakes, was being preceded by rain and thunderstorms, said Hugh Crowther of the National Weather Service in Kansas Qty, Mo.
“It’s not moving that quickly, but it brings a sharp contrast in temperature behind it," Crowther said. On Monday, the reading in Denver dropped from 86 degrees in the afternoon to 35 just seven hours later, he notedd.
Behind the front a travelers’ advisory was issued in northern and central Colorado as strong gusty winds in the sheer mountain
passes produced drifting snow.
Hunters were warned to be alert for suddenly colder weather and ranchers were advised to protect young and weak animals overnight from cold rain and wind.
Backyard gardeners scrambled to cover their plants, stores broke out snow shovel displays and city street crews across the state checked snow-removal equipment in advance of another winter season.
In Houston, swamped Monday by 7 inches of rain, searchers found the bodies of Gustavo
Meza. 9, and Terry Androin, 16, in bayous where they had been swept after falling into drainage ditches.
Temperatures were still in the 70s early today from the Gulf Coast states through Kentucky to southern Lower Michigan. Readings were generally below 40 in the Rockies.
The hottest spot in the nation Monday was I .ake Havasu City, Arn., at 105.
The temperatures at 3 a.m. today ranged from 16 in Buttle, Mont., to 84 rn Corpus Christi, Texas.
London press worries about possible Princess Diana pregnancy
LONDON (AP) — It’s the moat popular guessing game in Britain: is Princess Diana expecting her second baby or isn’t she?
One London newspaper says she is, another says she isn’t and the one person who knows for sure isn't saying.
So, did the 22-year-old princess, as widely reported, slip away from the royal retreat in Scotland on Sept. 4 for a secret visit with her gynecologist in London? Did she then break the happy news to the royal family, which celebrated with champagne?
These are questions Britons have been asking for
the past two weeks. And the answers vary in the press.
On Monday, The Sun, Britain’s best-selling newspaper, assured its 4 million readers that the whole thing is a mistake. ’’Princess Di Is Not Pregnant, Says Aide,” ran a headline.
The story underneath it read: “Reports that she is expecting her second baby in April were dismissed as ‘rubbish’ and ’pure speculation’ by her personal press secretary, Victor Chapman.”
He said no such thing, Buckingham Palace spokeswoman Sarah Brennan told The Associated Press.
“I can tell you he didn’t make those quotes,” she said. “If they asked him, he would have said what we have been saying all along — and that is that an announcement will be made if the princess is pregnant. But that doesn’t mean she is.”
Chapman himself couldn’t be reached to set the record straight. He was at Balmoral Castle with Diana, her husband Prince Charles, 15-month-old Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.
Back at The Sun, a man on the news desk said the paper stood by its report.
Filipinos want to end Marcos'rule
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Stirred by the violent death of a man they might not have followed were he alive, thousands of Filipinos are Joining a growing movement to end President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 18-year rule.
Many are middle- and upper-class people, traditionally pro-Marcos and pro-American, who have never before publicly expressed political sentiments. Now, they are Joining students, clergymen, laborers and long-time opposition figures in passing out anti-Marcos leaflets and marching rn street demonstrations.
Last Friday, thousands of office workers and businessmen demonstrated in the country’s main financial district in a Manila suburb.
The activities are to culminate Wednesday with nationwide rallies marking a “national day of sorrow” over the death of opposition leader Benigno
Aquino, assassinated Aug. 21 as he stepped from an airplane on his return from three years of voluntary U.S. exile. Security guards immediately killed a man the government claims was the assassin.
Wednesday is the lith anniversary of Marcos imposition of martial law, which continued for eight years.
'Vee Afcatao family has opposed President Reagan’s planned November visit because it would demonstrate support for Marcos, whom they blame for Aquino’s death.
Marcos, in an interview with Cable News Network, said that if Reagan cancels his visit “it would be a slap in the face and it would affect Phillipine-American relations.” ,
The assassination and the government’s faltering investigation of the crime have given Marcos his greatest — some say final — political challenge.
”1 don’t think Mr. Marcos can ever recover completely from the events of August,” said Randolf David, director of the University of the Philippines Center for Third World Studies. “Even if he remains in power for the next year or two years, I don’t think things will ever be the same. I think we’ve started to live a post-Marcos period.” Marcos’ term ends in 1967.
Other Filipinos do not dismiss the president so quickly. Marcos retains and has often used broad powers to arrest those he believes are subverting the government, and he has been able to organize progovernment rallies which in the past have overshadowed opposition gatherings.
But Marcos, 86, has so far reacted to the assassination and the outpouring of public grief by secluding himself in his heavily guarded palace. He has denied any involvement rn the assassination
Nicaragua breaks up rebel plan
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A military commander says Nicaraguan troops have broken up a rebel plan to seize territory and establish a provisional government, but that fierce fighting and heavy casualties resulted.
In El Salvador, the government Peace Commission announced plans for a second meeting with leftist insurgents, to be held Sept. 29 in Colombia. But the commission warned there may be no further meetings unless the rebels send high-ranking officials.
Deputy Commander Roger Lanuza, head of counterinsurgency forces for Nicaragua’s leftist government, said Monday that government troops were locked rn combat with a large rebel force from Honduras that battled its way into Boaco, Chontales and Zelaya Sur provinces in eastern Nicaragua “Up to now, we have killed 75 of them and captured many more men, including 20 who surrendered,” lanuza said.
He did not reveal government
casualties, but source, who refined tilled for security fighting continues “very with many casualties on sides.”
Lanuza said the 450-strong rebel force began its push late Nicaragua in early September, planning to link up with Corte Rican-based exiles attacking final the south “and seize a large part el the national territory to aet we a provisional government. ”
He said government halted the drive and scattered the insurgents but that heavy continued.
Daniel Ortega, head of the three man Sandinista junta, week that 1,116 guerrillas and MI government soldiers bad died la fighting since January, Honduran-based rebels, receive aid from the CIA, intensified cross-border attacks.
The Costa Rican-baaed insurgents are led by Eden Pastern, a hero of the 1171 revolution.South Africa comments on Miss America
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — A Johannesburg newspaper which usually supports South Africa’s white-minority government said today the 62-year span before a black was chosen Miss America doesn’t say much for the land of the free.”
The Citizen, an English-language daily, said in an editorial that the excitement in the United States over the selection of Vanessa Williams as the first black winner of the contest “is evidence that changing deep-grained racial attitudes is not easy.” The editorial quoted sections of the
Declaration of Independence and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address which declare Americans to be free and equal.
“In practice, there is still no complete equality in America, the majority of Negroes remaining a much-deprived class,” The Citizen said.“Perhaps Americans will be a little more tolerant about South Africa’s attempts to overcome its own racial problems.”
the Mise South Africa con-. there were colored finalists this year,” the paper said. “Who knows — and
it may not take 62 years — we may have a Miss South Africa one day who is also not white.”
In South African, persons of mixed race are known as coloreds.
South Africa has two Miss South Africa competitions, sponsored separately by two newspaper groups. Both have been open to blacks, coloreds and Asians since the government eased restrictions against multi-racial public gatherings several years ago.
So far, all winners of both competitions have been white.
Another peso devaluation
MEXICO QTY (AP) - The Mexican peso will plunge in value by more than 15 percent to a rate of 175 to the dollar by the end of the year because of inflationary pressures and speculation, the American Chamber of Commerce says.
The prediction is part of a study prepared by the chamber in its most recent Quarterly Economic Report. It was provided to The Associated Press on Monday. Government spokesmen were not immediately available for comment on the report In the past they have refused to comment on the subject af possible devaluations.
The study concludes that the Mexican government will be forced to make the fourth big devaluation in two years because of speculation and the increased prices of Mexican goods in relation to its biggest trading partner, the United States.
The peso was devalued from ll to about 50 to the dollar in February 1962, then dropped to 70 pesos on Sept. I and nearly 150 to the dollar in December lftt when the government removed exchange controls and allowed the currency to drop in value.
Inflation in Mexico is running at above IO percent, compared to about 5 percent in the United States. The difference in inflation means the peso will be overvalued in terms of the dollar unless It is continually changed to make up for the disparity, the study said.
Despite success in stabilising tbs paao hare, rumors of a devaluation that have already begun here will lead to a run on dollars, the study said, “given the proven penchant of Mexicans to swamp the market with demand for dollars the moment they smell devaluation in the air.”
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