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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Co Friday Communications 25 cents August HeraldZcitung 58 Pages 3 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Fluoridation grant technical aid sought After going over the City Manager Delashmutt and Utilities Manager Bob Sohn decided they will need technical advice from the State Department of Health to apply for a grant for water fluoridation We filled out about onethird of the application and concluded well have to call on the Texas Department of Health to complete the technical Delashmutt Termed the Texas Fluoridation the grant will pay for engineering fees and administrator Linda Crossett After the system is the grant will continue to pay operating costs for the first two she Delashmutt said Thursday he was preparing a letter asking the depart ment for assistance in answering several particularly those relating to the types of equipment and chemicals needed and anticipated New Braunfels voters narrowly ap proved fluoridation and Crossett said she has received the official notification from the city that the vote was canvassed and The grant is and New Braunfels is certain to receive it if the proper requirements are she The city can contract with an engineering firm to deal with the technical portions of the she Those fees would be reimbursed as part of the Crossett How fast the application is processed is up to the she The process has been accomplished in as little as four but it could tnkc up to n Crossett When equipment is a representative of the departments Region 9 office in Snn Antonio will in spect the equipment before it is put into she Daily water sam ples are also Crossett She said the department will offer a training program to familiarize operators with the fluoridntion Once the grant runs the city will have to pick up the which Is Inrgely the cost of Crossett She siiid chemicals would cost New Brnunfcls around per It may also mean the Utilities would have to hire nn additional employee whose duties would include monitoring the Sohn Recession end said nearing I stunts i While driving through New Braunfels beware of the wild they roll j through the streets commiting dazzling The all from New are Lonnie Chuck David Darcy and WASHINGTON AP The govern ments barometer of future economic activity rocketed by a record percent in offering strong evidence the recession may be nearing an Last months surge in the Index of Leading Indicators follows a revised percent increase in the Commerce Department Before the index had fallen a total of percent for eight straight months beginning last Two consecutive increases are highly said Fcliks a Commerce Department The combined percent rise in June and July have been very broadly and upward movements of this magnitude usually signal a new future Nine of the 10 leading indicators available for July showed marked with the greatest change occurring for the layoff Only the average workweek did nofrchangeVast the department Another major contributor was the money an indicator that could help relieve the but also can aggravate economists Other positive indicators were vendor the change in producer stock new or ders for manufactured consumer new orders for plant and the change in liquid assets and building Despite the twomonth Tamm cautioned that Julys figure is still preliminary and subject to significant In Junes rise originally was pegged at percent before being roevaluated by the Commerce The recent drop in the leading indicators occurred in when the index fell The recession turned out to bo nt its worst between April and with overall economic output dropping 9 nearly the worst quarterly fall Since the economy has begun to show signs of im particularly In the housing as revealed by constant rises in building The record while offering a bullish signal for recessionweary docs not represent all good some analysts Much of thejump was be diio to money which increased by the largest amount percent in the history of the Tamm In the 13 weeks up to early M1B the broadest measure of currency and checking accounts soared by said Ian a Toronto based market To put this in what I consider the most appropriate M1B took 34 weeks to rise by billion last year when It was considered a Inside TAKING Generic drugs Change in law advocated By LEE JONES AUSTIN AP A lobbyist for Texas pharmacists says generic drugs will be a major issue when the State Board of Pharmacy comes up for renewal by the 1981 Dean Davis said Thursday the entire Pharmacy Act will have to be reenacted and when it the law for bidding pharmacists to substitute cheaper generic drugs for those prescribed by doctors should be Davis appeared before the Sunset Advisory which scheduled hearings today on the State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Board of Medical The four senators and four state will make recommendations to the Legislature on agencies scheduled for consideration under the Sunset An agency will cease to exist in 1981 unless the Legislature votes to extend its Lawmakers also will have a chance to change a state boards composition and how it does Doctors and pharmaceutical com panies generally dislike the idea of generic drugs and have repeatedly lobbied to death bills allowing sub stitution by jCubans storm iBraniff plane Peru AP Cuban refugees stormed aboard a Los Angelesbound iBraniff International jetliner during a stopover here in an attempt to force the rew to fly them to a spokesman or the airline said The Federal Aviation Administration in said 300 refugees tried to board the but about 150 The Braniff spokesman here jsaid dozens of refugees were The crew and several passengers rere taken hostage by the who jwere led by three men armed with the airline spokesman here le said the plane arrived Thursday night and was still at Jorge Chavez Airport this morning surrounded by armed I The refugees broke some windows in the airport terminal to get onto the runway where the plane he Witnesses said some of the refugees suffered cuts from the broken windows and others were prevented from xwrding the plane by policemen firing shots into the A Braniff spokesman in said earlier the incident occurred as people were boarding the Flight 920 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Los and that 16 of the scheduled 164 passengers and one flight attendant had boarded at the The spokesman said Peruvian government officials were meeting on board the aircraft with a group reported to be Cubans to discuss He said officials also were negotiating with the The group did break through Peruvian security at the airport to board the he Flight 920 was making a fueling stopover in Lima and had been scheduled to depart for Los Angeles at In Cubans jammed the Peruvian Embassy compound in Havana after the Cuban government withdrew its security The Cubans in the first mass emigration went to South American countries including and later began coming to the United States in the boatlif In State Department spokesman Joe Reap said that if the Cubans hijacked the plane and took it to the United they will be placed under It is the policy of the United States to prosecute Mayor wishes she had conserved energy By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer I should have stayed at is how Garden Ridge Mayor Betty McGranahan characterized an energy conservation meeting at the Comal County judges office last McGranahan reported the meeting with a young man from the Department of Energy to the Garden RidgeCity Council at its meeting The focus turned out to be mainly on public I think I took the wind out of his sails when I informed him our city government rented a building almost as big as the room we were sitting that it had one window unit that didnt heat or cool very but that we didnt pay the bill she Council members and city officials inside the 15 foot wide mobile home that serves as Garden Ridge City Hall laughed loud and Then I told him if the electric bill amounts to more than a we wonder wiio left the lights on in the The DOE man decided to make a pitch for residential energy conservation at that and asked for the mayors I said I didnt have any power over but I took the residence conservation forms he gave If anyone wants a copy I still have a City Public Service of San Antonio also has a very good Theyll send someone out to your house to help you think of ways to cut she I told him but I still dont think hes going to be considering Garden Ridge a staunch supporter of his McGranahan on in the the mayor reported the council meeting dates for November and December will be moved up a since the last Thursday of the month will fall on Thanksgiving and Christmas You can come up here and eat your turkey if you want but just dont run the lights or she Garden Ridge plans warning Three intersections in Garden Ridge need traffic warning city council members decided Warning arrows denoting sudden curves will be placed at the corners of Bluebell and Grass Creek Timber Rose and Garden Ridge and Sorrel and Golden Rod A weedfilled ditch at the Bluebell Grass Creek intersection was judged dangerous enough to warrant the extra precaution of reflectors attached to posts for the outside The ditch runs through the city park and is almost invisible from the road because of the the council The council discussed the possibility of vandalism to the We can sink the posts deep enough so they cant be and put reflectors on there that can be replaced for all the target slingshot owners and boys with baseball Municipal Judge John Phillips The council decided to treat the resignation of Planning and Zoning Commission chairman Pete Read as a normal turnover since his term of office expires Well nominate and vote on a replacement at our next Mayor Betty McGranahan Two other posts on the sevenmember commission are also at the end of their if the incumbents wish to continue in that capacity they can do Im sure they will be McGranahan
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