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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Mcof Center Box 75235 Box ftxas 75235 Fluoridation grant wont cover all costs By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer A grant to help the city fluoridate its water supply wont cover all the costs members of the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees learned General Manager Bob Sohn said a Texas Department of Health grant will have a ceiling of and will not cover equipment If a day tank is that wont be paid for he Before fluoridation was approved by voters here in a referendum a spokesman for the department indicated the grant would cover all with the exception of chemicals after the first two They didnt really tell us a but they didnt really tell us Sohn Board member John Ruppel expressed irritation at the If this had been brought up before the we wouldnt have fluoridation he Theres no doubt thats a Sohn The board voted unanimously to go ahead with a required preliminary engineering study to find out what to do and how to do and what the cost will as Sohn put The results of the study are necessary for the grant Sohn The study will be carried out by Hunter and an Austin based consulting engineering Engineer Sam who belongs to that has been doing Utilities work for many The Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta has to approve the application before were given notice to Sohn The preliminary study will probably cost between and and will include the approximate cost of the whole Sohn said he was worried the cost of fluoridation would be higher than the average We have a pretty complicated water he In other McKenzie reported three contracts had been including a lift station at IH35 and FM 306 that is now on Preliminary surveys are being drawn up for extension of a sewer line to Madeline in Jentsch Acres McKenzie Utilities will probably be ready to advertise for bids by next months but they should be clue by 15 if the project is to be started this he McKenzie also reported construction of the water storage tank on Kerlick Lane was progressing and the structure would be ready for painting and sterilizing next Sunday Taylor Communications 50 cents October HeraldZeitung 89 62 sections USPS 377880 New Texas Sledge charge to be dropped By ROBERT JOHNSON News editor Former Utilities Manager Richard Sledge will not be tried on an aggravated perjury District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Sledge pleaded guilty Thursday to a theft charge after allegedly stealing worth of New Braunfels Utilities funds in July Dismissal of the perjury in only remaining indictment of four originally returned against part of plea bargaining which led to the guilty Schroeder District Judge Terry Jacks will sentence Sledge on the theft charge He faces a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to although probation is a Prosecuting the perjury indictment would be like exacting a pound of Schroeder I dont see any need for since he did volunteer to come down here and plead Noting the theft was the main he We got what we Dismissal of the perjury which Schroeder felt would have resulted in a probated sentence even if Sledge was will save time and he A special grand jury returned three in aggravated perjury and official An earlier panel returned an official misconduct count against him March The aggravated perjury charge alleged Sledge lied to the March That in dictment states Sledge was asked if he was unaware of a Utilities Board of Trustees policy stating no contract for over shall be awarded without a competitive He was quoted in the indictment as of fering this like I I found no board policy as to that The Utilities such a indictment The remaining two indictments were dismissed in July by who ruled the statute of limitations had Sledge resigned as Utilities manager during a marathon exeutive session of the board of trustees He resigned after trustees discussed several of his business activities which they considered to be conflicts of interest with his managers Speculation increases on release of hostages By ASSOCIATED PRESS Speculation on the release of the American hostages grew on the eve of the Iranian Parliaments scheduled debate on their The Parliament has been given the final say in the An aide to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini said Saturday that the debate and an nouncement of conditions for the hostages release would occur But several Iranian officials indicated the length of debate and the possibility of new conditions or delays are not One sign of possible movement was the reported announcement Saturday by a government lawyer that hostage Michael a Marine Corps sergeant accused of seducing an Iranian would be released with the others should the Parliament agree to free The Iranian Justice Department investigator AH Akbar previously had said Moeller should stand trial regar dless of the fate of the Sexual relations between unmarried people is illegal in In telephone interviews Saturday with The Associated one Iranian leader suggested debate on the hostages may be put off until after the election But the aide to Khomeini said The Majlis will meet tomorrow Sunday and announce See Page ISA Clements profanity needs DALLAS AP Republican Bill obsessed with trying to defeat Jimmy owes Texas an apology for his profane description of the according to the presidents campaign But the governor says Texas is not going to get He does owe the people of Texas an apology and I am sure he will give them said Carter campaign chief Bob contacted in Dallas after Clements called Carter a goddamn liar during an interview with the Tetarkuna Gazettes editorial But Clements released a statement through his office in Austin saying he had no apologies to A White House of ficial Saturday declined to comment on the The governor went to Texarkana on he to counter Carters campaign appearance there the previous He told the newspapers editors he is convinced that Carter is the most That time If its late and if the air is starting to get a bit it can only mean Wurstfest is just around the a worker hammers near the booth where barbershop quartet backers will sell their At Miss Loverwurst Leslie Kriewaldt and Oer Grosse Opa Stanley Woodward smile for the The 10day sausage fest opens Friday and ends November Stall photos by Bill Snuud dangerous individual to ever occupy the office of the and thats why Im here At one point in the said Gazette Managing Editor Dennis Clements pointed to an editor taking notes and You may want to write this That Byrd that Clements knew he was speaking for the record and could expect to be quoted in the Clements then told the When Jimmy Carter says we are stronger militarily he is I just cant say it any I could say hes a goddamn The newspaper said Clements called Carter a liar eight times during the in White House spokeswoman Pat Barrio said there would be no reaction from the The comment is no com she Clements said he thought the conversation was off the See Page MA Real income down Inflation eroding earnings WASHINGTON AP After gaining for two a typical familys paycheck once again has eroded under the weight of doubledigit declining percent in Real spendable earnings after deducting for Social Security and federal income taxes had mounted a minor comeback in July and increasing a total of But the Labor Department reported on Friday that paychecks have dropped percent over the entire past It was only part of the bad The Labor Department also said consumer prices for September jumped a full 1 which translates into an annual rate of percent only slightly better than the percent pace during all of The CPI report showed retail food prices once again rising while housing costs began to accelerate following this summers Gasoline fell for the fifth consecutive In a separate the Agriculture Depart ment predicted that the effects of the siunmer drought and decreased meat supplies will con tinue pushing retail food prices higher through the rest of the year and into See Page IfiA Inside CLASSIFIED TV 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