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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas JSflerIn6 t By ROBEftt JOHNSON News editor Heres a partial list of the diseases drinking fluoridated water allegedly causes cancer in humans and heart birth genetic malfunctions and allergic Heres a complete list of the diseases which reputable scientific studies have linked to drinking fluoridated water there arent There is no health con troversy about Linda administrator with the Texas Department of The simple truth is that theres no scientific controversy over the safety of according to an article which appeared in Consumer Reports in Terming the practice of artificially fluoridating water supplies to reduce dental decay as economical and the article termed the survival of the con troversy concerning fluoridation as one of the major triumphs of quackery over science in our According to several the two most common charges leveled against fluoridation link it to an increase in cancerrelated deaths and an increase in the overall death The principal ammunition used to support the cancer according to Consumer is a study by biochemists Dean Burk formerly with the National Cancer Institute and John Released in the study claims at least excess cancer deaths per year occur in American cities which fluoridate their Fluoridation is a form of public mass Burk the cancer institute NCI reviewed the study and concluded Burk and Yiamouyiannis had failed to take into account widely recognized risk factors Which have a tearing on cancer death As an the study overlooked the fact that the cities with fluoridated water had been industrialized for a much longer time than the nonfluoridated Environmental pollutants associated with industrialization are known to have clnogenic effects which undoubtedly contribute to the higher cancer mortality rates in tHose See NO HEALTH PagfeSA Sunday Communications 50 cents 1980 104 Pages 7 Sections USPS New Texas Lines of red formed by the tailights of curve around the Main Plaza on a moonlit night Saga of Billy Presidents brother has become great embarrassment By HARRY ROSENTHAL Associated Press Writer He was just Billy the kid the redneck who nobody took very seriously until he became an agent for He called the Libyans his best They gave him Thus began the mess that set the White House gave gleeful heart to Democrats who want to dump Jimmy Carter and to Republicans who want to install Ronald and triggered investigations by the Justice Department and the Almost Billy no longer was an occasional embarrassment but was a genuine tWeat to his There wereangry charges on Capitol Hill that the first brother had been shown secret diplomatic cables j critics that Billy was using his contacts in high In the president was accused of improperly disclosing in For a the White House it on the then with delight took the wraps off that cable traffic to show the messages amounted to a routine assessment of Billys first dip into The problem has been persistently confusing statements from both Billy and House about the It turned out that the president had indeed presented his brother with some of those apparently as a One had a note telling Billy be had done a good job under the dry circumstancesVof his 1978 trip to where alcohol is The saga of Billy Carter began two years while his brother was running for it was running for the job of national He held court in country corner gas station and around the Best Western Motel a beer always at spouting cornpone After the Billy went on the celebrity reportedly making a year judging beauty con speaking at having a beer named after Billy ran a losing campaign for mayor of Plains on a platform of keeping its small town flavor and later had to sell his house and move 25 miles away to escape the He got out of the peanut warehousing business he had run for The laughing stopped when Billy went to a hospital in California to dry And when he made some anti Semitic And when he was reported to have urinated in And when he had to dicker to prevent foreclosure on his new the White House line and President was Jimmy Carter is not his brothers In September Billy and his friend Henry Randy Coleman were among eight Georgians visiting which the views as a notorious supporters of international The State Department officially kept its distance from the trip but gave Billy some background Officials were worried about what the loosemouthed brother might do and say and the charge William kept the department informed via official And at the end of the he reported As far as we can there has been no negative fallout from Billy Carters visit to In on the local we would rate it a very positive event which has opened some doors for this embassy and raised the morale of the American The Libyans gave Billy gifts and in See Page 4A Sledge charges out Former New Braunfels Utitilies employee Howard Batey probably drew a deep breath of relief this while fellow former employee Richard Sledge may have just given a small Official misconduct charges against the pair were dropped this week in separate actions by 22nd District Judge Terry Jacks and 307th District Robert Utilities for six still faces felony indictments of aggravated perjury before a grand jury and for theft in connection with in missing Utilities He also has been named in a civil suit by the Utilities which is at tempting to recover the from Sledge and Canyon Lake The Utilities attorney contends that the bank allowed Sledge to misuse Utilities funds for his own Two official misconduct indictments were returned against former electrical department March 26 by a special grand The allegedly purchasing utility poles through the public corporation to escape paying sales tax and using a public employee for Bateys private occurred in February One official misconduct indictment was returned against Sledge by the March panel and the other three in dictments for official theft and perjury were returned by a special grand jury on April Attorney for the two Fred filed motions of exception challenging the legality of the in dictments with the two district judges on May Clark contended that the statute of limitations for the supposed offenses of threeyears had already passed by the tune the indictments were Pfeuffer and Jacks signed orders sustainingthose motions to dismiss the respectively on July If the state could appeal the District Attorney Bill Schroeder said he would have appealed Un the state has no right to he When the issue first came there was no case to use as a point of reference concerning how the statute of limitations relates to official misconduct Schroeder Theres so few official miscounduct cases in he As a he contacted the At torney Generals office on the A staff member in that office suggested they proceed with their attempts to secure Schroeder Both men resigned from the Utilities 14 after a lengthly executive session by the board of It was indicated then that certain of Sledges business activities were in conflict of interest with His position at the No reason was given for Bateys i vl a I Inside BUSINESS 10 CLASSIFIED 0716 DEATHS B9 ENTERTAINMENT CI6 INSIGHT 01 KALEIDOSCOPE 1011 OPINIONS D23 SPORTS 817 totals Population of Comal County increased by almost onehalf in the past preliminary 1980 census figures According to the Census the total population of the county for 1980 is Ten years the count was the county registered a percent population The total number of housing units showed an even greater In that figure was By 1980 it had jumped to an increase of Tim assistant to County Judge Max said the population count was a good Wre not disputing we are questioning the number of vacan I dont think the county will enter a formal but were still chedong into the accuracy of it and that could he The preliminary figures allow local governments to challenge Census Bureau data if their evidence shows any The 1980 figures show vacant housing units in the resulting in a vacancy rate of Darilek said the final census report might show an upward revision of the total population The populationperhousehold average in Comal County was 10 years Despite the increase in population and the number of vacant housing enough new bousing was constructed during the 1970s to reduce the populaUonper housing figure to Heres your new daily package By GEORGE RUNGE Editor Born today A healthy offspring of the longtime weekly the The new babys final section of its first issue came rolling off the presses early Sunday It culminated three days of hard This is the first of five daily newspapers every It is a sign of progress and a realization that New Braunfels and Comal County growth have made the change What originally was expected to be a twosection Sunday edition grew As advertising began rolling it became obvious Thursday that five sections would be That is quite a first Sunday package for a community accustomed to only a onetimeaweek albeit the largest weekly community newspaper in thas Credit la due a lot pj there are the merchants who have demonstrated faith and support for this Without advertising this would not be Community leaders have offered They know that a thriving community is best served by good While the Hvruld Zeitung employees have worked diligently through the years to provide a highquality it is a fact that as a weekly we could not serve the communication needs of the area as well as we would We sliall try hard to live up to their expectations with issues every Sunday morning and every Tuesday through Friday New Braunfels is widely known as one of the most progressive communities in the It has attracted numerous new industries in recent years which provide a strong economic base for con tinued orderly These industries would not have teen New Braunlels if they bad not convinced that quality of life and a strong work ethic have made this one of the most desirable places to live and raise a Important to any publications success are the Without the merchants would not buy nearly as much advertising the staff would not be as large and the community would not have an interest in how well this venture We hope the editorial product receives the support it has gained as a As significant as these ingredients are in this there is a group without whom none of it would be They are the many faithful old and who worked many extra hours last They all have a right to feel proud of what has been What you have before you was put together in three This contrasts with the full weeks time it took in the past to prepare about the same number of pages as a Thats any way you measure
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