New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 30, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Center Texa if51O6 mm m m mm Tex a Officials appointed to tally election votes In anticipation of upcoming elec county commissioners appointed three election officials at their regular meeting yesterday but not without some Balking at County Clerk Irene Nuhns recommendation that the manager of the central counting station should be a county com Monroe Wetz I dont think it should be any elected There would always be the possibility of a conflict of Nuhn replied that it was the responsibility of Commissioners Court to oversee After agreeing that the presiding judge should be someone who is familiar with the voting process and can keep everything com missioners decided Nuhn should be the presiding I will be responsible for overseeing the but I want no interference on election she told com Texas Election the codebook used to determine duties and authority of election states that the presiding judge may be present at any time and at any place within the counting station and may make suggestions to and counsel with the manager and tabulation supervisor concerning any and all phases of the It He shall be responsible for maintaining order at the counting station and supervise the service of all watchers and central counting station between the time that actual counting of the ballots is begun and the time for official closing of the polls if counting is begun before the polls are Commissioners also appointed Lynell Hinojosa manager of the central counting station and Scott Gosdin tabulation who is a computer will be in charge of the operation of the electronic Hinojosa was authorized by commissioners to select a coworker to assist her with her The election code states The manager of the central counting station is in charge of the overall processing of the ballots at the central counting station and is responsible for setting up a plan for the orderly per formance of the various duties required at the counting station and for making the necessary arrangements for the orderly handling of the ballots and other records after they are delivered to the counting He shall assign the specific duties to be performed by the clerks cm ployed at the counting and shall be responsible for the proper instruction of the clerks in the per formance of their Tuesday Taylor Communications 25 cents September HeraldZeitung 70 16 Pages 1 Section USPS 377880 Ntw Brminf Ttxas Federal spending hinges on conferees WASHINGTON AP Federal although still expecting a last minute reprieve from are preparing to shut down virtually the entire government except those activities needed to protect life and The unprecedented step will become necessary if Congress fails to complete action on an emergency spending bill in time for President Carter to sign it before HouseSenate negotiators arranged to begin meeting today to work out differences between the two chambers versions of the Robert spokesman for the Office of Management and said federaragenties alreaarhaVe plans for closing down operations Wednesday although adding that some details are still being ironed Havel said late Monday it is not yet clear just which federal officials could continue working under the life and property although Were still hoping the bill will be The life and property rule ap parently would allow much of the military to continue to as well as federal veterans hospitals and many police unlike previous years when one or two agencies have been threatened with this years stopgap spending bill covers nearly the entire federal government and its five million civilian and military The bills scope is unusually broad because none of the 13 regular ap propriations bills has been enacted into law as fiscal imends tonight at government officials are confronted with a ruling issued by Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti in April saying they cannot legally spend money unless specifically authorized to do so by That spending authority expires Congress failed to move quickly Monday to approve the stopgap spending despite a Senate con cession on the troublesome issue of public financing for Before approving the spending bill early Monday the Senate a House proposal to let states make restrictions on Medicaid abortion payments even tougher than federal The federal government currently pays for abortions only when a womans life is in danger or in cases wf The Senate approved those restrictions again but also agreed to permit states to limit Medicaid abortion payments to just cases where a womans life is in danger Finance director named A new city finance director has been appointed by City Manager James Jeffers will take over the job from Assistant City Manager Hector who has handled it since Kenneth Timmermann resigned last Jeffers said Tuesday the position was his first stab at municipal govern He has served as a treasurer or finance officer for Army His most recent assignment was at the Academy of Health Science Services at Fort Sam Houston in San where he was in charge of the ex tension service I have a degree in public ad so I had my ear to the ground for a job like he Jeffers lives in but is planning to move to New Braunfels in the near I was born and raised in so this is about my size he Jeffers is They have two children attending Baylor University and Canyon High Staff photo Park improvements Young Adult Conservation Corps workers are busy laying curbs of native stone in Landa Park along drives where previously there were concrete car Economic indicators increase WASHINGTON AP A govern ment barometer designed to indicate future movements in the economy rose in August for the third month in a the Commerce Department said The Index of Leading Indicators increased percent to a level of The July originally calculated as a record was revised downward to percent because orders for new plants and equipment fell short of An increase in the average work week was the biggest contributor to the August Hitting the August index hardest was the layoff which indicated more Americans were losing their As the economy moves to the bottom of a recession or begins factories often allow workers to put in more overtime before laidoff em ployees are The layoff ratehad posted significant gains in June and July in it was the biggest contributor to the July The average work week had declined in June and held steady in July the only indicator not to show an improvement in The three months of improvement in the overall index still leaves it con siderably below the yearago level of The index fell percent from October through May and now has recovered percent in June through The index is made up of 12 separate indicators and is designed to predict monthly declines or increases in the overall health of the There is no hard and fast but many economists believe a three month improvement in the figures would signal an end to the recession which began last Inside Courthouse roof repair cost a worry The second large rainfall of the after months without a brought county commissioners back to the subject of the leaky Courthouse roof at the regular meeting County Engineer Dwight Horton told commissioners he had received responses from two roofing and had a proposal from architect Michael which calls for major repairs estimated to cost Extensive repairs would include sealing the entire metal roof with a substance that requires the tem perature to be no lower than 55 degrees and no Commissioners agreed that this being the no major repair work could be done during the winter Arvin Brehm of Chism Roofing in San Antonio told commissioners that another route to consider would be a whole new Regarding he The best youll get on this nearly 100yearold roof is a oneor twoyear If you go with all new material either standing seam metal or concrete roof tile you will get a 50year Orville Heitkamp recom mended the court ask Horton to do an evaluation of the deterioration of the metal and soldering on the existing Catholic bishops desire tolerant contraceptive violations attitude VATICAN CITY AP American Roman Catholic bishops called on Pope John Paul II to take a more tolerant attitude toward the millions of Catholics who violate the churchs ban on We cannot credibly treat the problem of con traception without clear and honest recognition of the grave demographic problem of our Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco told more than 200 Catholic bishops holding a monthlong synod on the role of the Christian family in the modern Speaking on behalf of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United Quinn said Monday A very large number of men and women of good do not accept the churchs teaching on the in trinsic evil of each and every use of Asserting that these people cannot be dismissed as ignorant people of bad he called on the Vatican to sponsor a completely honest examination of the birth control issue resulting in a new church doctrine of responsible Russell a spokesman for the delegation to the said Quinn was not pressing for specific change in the churchs rejection of contraception but rather for a more sympathetic attitude toward couples who feel they must use the mechanical and chemical methods of birth control banned by the Pope Paul VI took a very compassionate view toward for one reason or couldnt live up to the teachings of the Shaw The only method of birth control accepted by the Catholic Church is the rhythm method of abstinence from sexual relations during the fertile period before a womans menstrual Fulltime sheriffs workers have liability insurance After performing their duties for several years without the benefit of liability fulltime employees of the Sheriffs Department are now covered by a policy purchased by Commissioners Court at the regular meeting Coverage also includes members of the departments governing which is the county but does not include any volunteer or reserve The policy will provide payment of per oc currence up to per year for liability incurred as the result of a negligent or an error or omission of an employee while on The only thing not covered is a willful violation of the law by a law enforcement said in suranceman Murray who sold the policy to the county for an annual premium of In another insurancerelated matter on the commissioners heard a presentation from Phyllis Stepp of Blue CrossBlue She proposed a policy for all county employees which would provide term life insurance as an employment At a cost of approximately per the county could provide life insurance in the amount of an em ployees annual salary to each em ployee at no cost to Tart Mund Employees would have to be made aware that this is like a raise to to which County Judge Max Wommack It would be just another fringe benefit of working for Comal After Stepp assured commissioners that this is the cheapest life insurance and that employees would not be able to buy insurance at this price on an individual Wetz I have to decide what to do with the taxpayers Mund and they cant eat all those After discussion of different ways the insurance could be it was concluded that it would be a bidding If we decide to go out for well let you he told ;