Wednesday, July 7, 1982

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees have joined the bandwagon of those wishing to raise the legal drinking age to The Texas Department of Public Safety director has asked the Governor to dp this raise the drinking school board president Mairgy Waldrip told fellow board members And since this is a by the state association of school boards taking this might be one more way she School trustees unanimously passed a Resolution at Tuesdays utt Mitch womble box Texas want drinking age raised board meeting tailing for the drinking age to be This resolution will be forwarded to the 1982 delegate assembly of the Texas Association of School Boards when it meets in October in San Waldrip was elected by the board a few months ago as the districts delegate to this annual If enough delegates agree with the idea of raising the drinking the resolution could be adopted by the Texas Association of School If it is NBtSD has stipulated that the TASEI send a copy of the resolution to the governor and to each of the Texas Legislature before the next legislative session to the teenage and adult alchoholism are on the rise and approximately 50 percent of all traffic fatalities are alcohol Wanting to takes measures to reduce these tragedies is what prompted the district to write the Be it resolved that in an effort to reduce alcoholrelated the TASB urge the members of the Texas Legislature to pass raising the drinking age to the resolution It also calls upon the legislature to require mandatory and strict penalties for drinking while in toxicated in addition to requiring sellers of alchoholic beverages to check In other business school trustees took no action on authorizing additional homestead property Hendricks advised trustees against taking any action since he we already grant a homestead exemption ac cording to the districts present policy as well as exemptions for disability over age he We who make the budget recommend that you not adopt this additional We bring it to you only for Glyn tax assessorcollector for the school district and the city of See Page 14A TT f i PM Magazi f j films necre By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff New Braunfels becoming something of a second home for Peggy Kokernot and Mario r the anchorpersons for PM a general interest San Antonio TV series about places and Arid they include New Braunfels in their programming several times la publicizing its bestloved i tourist especially In the summer Bosquez said ready to film segment atCi Tuesday We took a over butWetryjhSt m neglect the closein citiefjs especially if theyre irt viewing The New Braunfels will air July 29 on Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeituno 1 Mr 1 TO 1A t WEDNESDAY 1982 25 cents 132 34 Sections USPS 377880 PLO denounces Reagans offer Rustproof bicycles New Braunfelsers are used to seeing all sorts of people and things in the Comal yet someone always manages to come up with a new Staff photo by John Senter Joe Neely and a colleague splash at right take the plunge on their Perhaps its a contest to see how fast their bicycles can By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli warships and artillery pounded the besieged PLO stronghold in west Beirut without letup today and waves of fighterbombers thun dered in at dawn on mock air The PLO denounced as ridiculous President Reagans offer to send Marines to evacuate the trapped Police said at least 22 people were killed and wounded in west Beirut neighborhoods in heavy fighting that continued throughout the night after shattering the fifth IsraeliPalestinian ceasefire at sundown Israeli gunners on land and at sea poured shell Moslemheld west Arafats Palestine Liberation rSspohded with PtatyiisRa rockets and rounds aimed at the Israeli positions in the hills around the Lebanese capital and near the presidential palace in suburban A police spokesman said no damage was reported from where presidential envoy Philip Habib has been trying for three weeks to strike a deal to end the Israeli siege that followed Israels June 6 invasion of In clouds of smoke engulfed parts of the beleaguered Moslem sector and fire engines battled blazesin several Israeli jets roared in on one mock divebombing attack after shattering the sound barrier and driving west Beirut residents into basements and bomb No actual bombing or strafing was observed or officially Supplies of water and food were choked off for a fourth straight day to the guerrillas and nearly civilians believed trapped in the western neighborhoods of the Lebanese Israel has been tightening the blockade since Saturday on the Green Line that divides west Beirut from the Christiancontrolled eastern Women and children carrying plastic cans on their heads were seen scurrying through garbage filled streets searching for There was no fruit or vegetables in the city and milk and egg supplies were dwindling correspon dents in Beirut Despite its angry rejection of Reagans the PLO leadership left the door open for some American presence in and the White House said the presidents proposal could be the essential linchpin to end the bloody LsraeliPLO Reagan said in Los Angeles that lie had agreed in principle last Friday to send as many as combat troops to although the Lebanese government has made no official request for such The president gave few details and said without elaborating that there were certain conditions attached to his Pentagon officials in Washington said three Navy amphibious ships leeft the Italian port of Taranto on Monday and could bring together an Marine battalion to evacuate the Palestinians by sea with the aid of ships from the 6th Press reports said the Palestinians would be sent to Arab countries including Syria and Reagan administration officials stressed a See Page 14A Inside Summed league Barrys Drive Inn captures the summer basketball league title over Porter CLASSIFIED 1012B 1011A MATURES STOCKS 3A Reagan says flatrate tax a tempting idea LOS ANGELES AP President declaring that American taxpayers are pretty fed up with the complexities of paying Uncle says a flat rate income tax for all citizens is a very tempting addressing a group of legislators and local officials from 13 Western conceded Tuesday that the proposal of a flat rate tax has alarmed charities and educational They fear their sources of contributions will dry up if tax deductions for such donations are I was concerned about the president but the more I think about were the most generous people on I dont think that people would quit giving what they give simply because youve changed the system of Reagan suggested further study of the its a very temp ting A flat rate tax would set a fixed percentage of income that would be paid by every and eliminate various Reagan and his were returning to their secluded Santa Barbara ranch today following their twonight stay in Los which was capped with a private birthday party for the first lady Tuesday night at the home of In his speech to government of Reagan said he senses more resistance to the income tax in America not from the amount of but from the complexity of trying to figure what the amount should The people are pretty fed up with something so complex that even the government has to warn that their own agents cannot be depended on to give you sound advice as to what your tax burden should Reagan The president noted that he recently received figures from the Treasury Department showing that cuit of Americans with millionayear income or about 40 of them used the sim plified form this He suggested this showed taxpayers at all levels want to simplify the system of reporting weve got to find some way to simplify the the president Reagan sought support from the bipartisan gathering for his new federalism program of switching responsibility for some social programs to the Reagan insisted the poor have not suffered from his social pronram which he claimed were offset by a drop in He said a family of four with a annual income received about a raise due to decreased With the government officials and later while visiting a senior citizens Reagan renewed his com mitment to keeping Social Security payments flowing to those who now receive Moving out Planners approve Ingrams rezoning 41 WARREN GROVE Ingram a good neighbor City planning commissioners voted 41 to recommend industrial zoning for a tract of land owned by Ingram Readymix on Eweling Lane near Sleepy Hollow Although no objections were voiced at a public hearing on the rezoning proposal and responses from surroun ding property owners were Planning and Zoning Commission chairman David Hartmann and member David said they were un comfortable with David voted against saying the property was surrounded by residen tiallyzoned land and the new ownership and use of the tract was still Ingram has used the 3acre site for a cement which actually comes under M2 heavy a less restrictive zoning than the Ml light industrial district that the company A grandfather clause in the citys annexation ordinance allowed Jngram a nonconforming M2 use when the land was annexed in Attorney Jack representing said the zoning would make the tract more He and Gary the firms offered to accept restrictions on uses allowable under Ingram plans to move its operation to Solms Road near Loop 337 and wants to sell the At Hartmanns Commission members recommended the rezoning ordinance exclude freight storage of gas or petroleum and planing mills from the list of uses allowable under Robison had a list of seven other uses Ingram itself found Johnson said a neighborhood meeting to explain the rezoning proposal drew about half the Sleepy Hollow nobody had any strong ob jections to the Johnson said Ingram had already turned a potential buyer down because of the possibility of gas fumes emitted by its See Page 14A GARY JOHNSON cooperative