Friday, December 5, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Community Council to the Community Council of South Central Texas will move its central office from New Braunfels to Atascosa and not many city residents are pleased with the The move will affect at least 50 jobs in the a spokesman for the council The administrative offices will be moved from their location on West Mill Street to either Pleasanton or Atascosas county council deputy director Michele Rowcroft said Certain such as family planning and Comprehensive Education Training will have satellite offices in New she The council will be leasing new facilities in Atascosa Eldon council planning director adding that the New Bratinfels offices will be vacated within 120 days after execution of a contract agreement for the facilities in Atascosa The move will not be until the summer at the very probably much later than he Rowcroft and Marsch are determining the number of jobs and employees to be affected by the The move to Atascosa County will make employees decide whether to move to the new or Marsch Some people are going to have to make big he People tend to be resistent to change of any Joe who represents the City of New Braunfels on the councils central disagreed strongly the decision to move to Atascosa I think its a bad he said People who are presently employed by the council here have td bake to to commute or resign1 Rogers also manpower situation in Jourdanton is not as good as it is in NeW The quality of the personnel they hire is not going to be as good as the personnel they have established he A promise of no needed maintenance for the new facility was a selling point for the Rogers Thats not he In any facility youre going to have I think its a bad scene all the I dont like Albert a council board member representing Comal For one weve been here so the move will probably be un feasible for council employees working in New Morales The people that are working in the office right a lot of them are from New If theyre going to commute from here to with the expense of itll be kind of he Say you work down and it would cost half of what you make to get down he Would you go Because of the employees will be without Morales I wish they would reconsider the Tom executive vice president of the New Braunfels Chamber of said he had heard about the proposed move and wrote a letter to council President Herman Schulz of Seguin to consider the effects such a move would have on the employees in New Braun A copy was sent to city officials and to the county he I had hoped that something could be worked out so they could stay Purdum Purdum said although he had not closely investigated the On the I think it was a rather sudden move to make without consulting the I think the community should have had more knowledge of the moving Friday Taylor Communications 25 cents December HeraldZeitunq 117 20 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880V New Texas Power rate change urged New Braunfels Utilities Manager Bob Sohn recommended a change in the way power rate increases from the Lower Colorado River Authority would be distributed to Utilities At a special meeting the Utilities Board of Trustees decided to postpone a vote on the idea until it could examine how it would affect different rate The if adopted by the board at an emergency meeting scheduled for 6 would also have to be considered by City Council as an amendment to the new city electrical ordinance up for finalreading at the council meeting later that The board did decide to stand by its residential deposit recommendations r Heavy fog descended upon New Braunfels creating a spooky effect in Landa Park Staff photo by John Senter our customers wont have to bear the cost of unpaid board Chairman Herb Schneider Sohn said LCRA rate increases should be absorbed by the different rate classifications on a percentage rather than as an acrossthe board change based on kilowatt For if LCRAs proposed rate hike of 8 percent were to be im then Utilities would collect 8 percent more money from each rate classification small and large large and very large power The ordinance City Council is con sidering provides for such power cost adjustments to be applied on a uniform kilowattperhour basisHn LCRAs previously announced in crease of percent was based on preliminary and a costof service study found a kink in the Sohn said Even the 8 percent hike is still not final Trustee Bill Brown said the proposed change would be to the advantage of the big but added that neither choice was fair to Neither one of them suits Its not going to be very But you go the other and the same thing I think we need to find a happy but Im not sure how to do Brown Its always going to up looking or Sohn said the recommendation was much more much more Each rate classification has dif ferent service When we approach it from a percentage the 8 percent increase will be equally he Sohn said Friday the new recom mendation grew from discussions with Mission Valley Mills engineer Howard Its not necessarily an eleventh hour The reason the council has three readings of an ordinance is to give customers an opportunity to examine it and discuss he Businessmen killed in hotel fire apparently didnt have a chance WHITE AP Business executives gathered for meetings at a hotel here didnt have a chance when an electrical fire raced through conference rooms with heat so intense that it melted fire of ficials The blaze Thursday at the suburban Stouffers Inn killed 26 people and injured at least The fire was so so that it was like a bomb said Franz an executive chef for General It appears it flashed up suddenly and these people didnt have a said Purchase Fire Chief Robert Most of the victims were believed to be executives of Arrow Electronics and Nestle Company The families of the victims were gathered at the Westchester County medical examiners office early working with authorities who were trying to identify the remains of vic tims through fingerprints or dental A police spokesman said he had received calls indicating that people from California to Canada were at the It was the second major hotel fire in the United States in two On a blaze at the MGM Grand hotel in Las killed 84 people and injured more than 700 Makowski said he determined the Stouffers fire was electrical because the partitions in the walls It was a very hot There were no sprinklers in the area where the fire It is tragic that the safety codes did not require sprinklers in such areas because they are not regarded as guest living said Carl Westchester County district Sprinklers were not required in most areas of the MGM Grand and were not installed there Executives of General Foods International Business Machines Pepsico and other companies were at meetings on the same floor of the threestory brick building where the fire broke The 3yearold which cost million and has 366 guest is located 20 miles north of mid Manhattan along a hillside strip dubbed the Platinum Mile because of its concentration of modern cor porate The inn was bustling with activity when the fire exploded at in a secondstory conference Ryan losing struggle Infants digestive system reported failing Ryan McCoy is Hell be one year old next His life hasnt been He has lived most of it in fighting a rare blood cancer and a severe combined immunity deficiency requiring him to live in completely sterile When HeraldZeitung readers first heard of Ryan and his New Braunfels native Sharon there was only one other child in the world with Now Ryan is the only living and his digestive system has The doctors have him hooked up to a machine to feed Joanne his aunt and He cant eat milk or baby Hes starving him Sharon McCoy has lived with Ryan in New Braunfels since She had to rush her son to John Seely Childrens Research Center in Galveston last That hospital has become almost a second McCoys financial and emotional nightmare that began several months ago when her husband left her in Corpus Christi was eased somewhat by a free house from the City of New Braunfels Housing Donations to a special account at First National Bank and the spare change collected from jars at nine local businesses also have helped keep her head above A group of people in Austin heard about her and paid the credit union off for her Stoepler Paul Lutheran church is also funneling donations to the McCoy Sharon has a aged Sharon has asked for help through this newspaper several She is never ashamed during interviews and never gets emotional her eyes are her voice is sometimes highpitched but always conr and she speaks with matteroffact knowledge about and I dont think shell be able to talk to Stoepler warned His doctors dont know what to Ryan is the only one with the disease to live this Inside calls for restraint in Polish unrest rV ifr f ill if 1114A REAL SPOHTS STOCKS WASHINGTON AP The Carter in an apparent move to ease is assuring the Soviet Union that the United States is not trying to exploit the unrest in Poland or revive the Cold It would be a pity ii EastWest relations were thrown back a quarter of a century by toe translation of an internal dUenwna into intensified East West msafey President Carters national security said I do not believe American interest would be served by he I do not believe Soviet interest would be served by I dont beUeve the cause of humanity would be served by Brzezinski said his message to all parties is Both Brzezinski and Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said they saw no prospect of an imminent Soviet invasion of At a news con ference in in Muskie Its clear that the Soviets are reluctant to launch a military in tervention in Their remarks appeared to soften the approach taken Wednesday by President Carter and White House officials expressing growing concern over what they caHed an un precedented bjyaWup oJE Soviet forces on the Polish Muskie continued to describe the situation as very delicate and and the State Depart ment again cautioned the Soviets that Americans are united in their concern over any possible Russian to reiterated Carters iescriptiofl of the Soviet buildup as unprecedented and added It coinjtHWies to be a very delicate and sensitive The military ac tivities continue to concern us and all countries in the But Brzezinski said of the Polish situation We mustnt on the one hand become almost hysterical about it and conclude that a massive intervention is either imminent or He feat Carter would not nave issued his statement Wed nesday if be had considered the Soviet buildup