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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Jteaaa I Rogers says next term to be his last Joe Rogers Editors note This is the first of a twopart series on this years can didates for City Incumbents Joe Rogers and Mayor Skip Stratemann are but we feel it is important for the voters to know their positions on the issues facing the Mayor Stratemanns views will appear in tomorrows By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Joe seeking his third term on City Council an nounced Wednesday that it would also be his if elected Six years is he said in a wideranging interview at his place of R S Music at 354 Landa Among the issues discussed City A year the need to plan for and control New Braunfels accelerating growth was cited by every candidate in three contested races for City In the months since the 1980 the Council has presided over a bitter dispute on how to zone newlyannexed and Planning and Zoning Commissioners have approached issues like spot highdensity green space and drainage requirements with some uncertainty over how tough the Council wants them to Theres much work to be Rogers including a city master plan public input and a lot more careful analysis of what we want and Right now were in the throes of rapid We need some hard thinking to protect all the areas of the he The citys master last revised in 1976 except for a portion of it dealing with should be tightened Rogers It has to The Planning and Zoning Com mission has had some but not as good as they really he but The Council looks to that board for guidance more than they look to Thats the reason theyre Drainage is especially important and in need of a real indepth Rogers The hard part unless youre involved in where the water its not that big of a problem to most Unless the waters coming through their living they dont concern themselves with Rogers is glad the Commission is taking a look at annexation As we we must progress He cited last years annexation agonies as both his biggest headache and one of the ac complishments he was proudest The agonies we went through it was something we had to he and the rezoning of some spots here and The pressures from the pros and cons made it a tough decision to It was something people were really for or really and it ran about 5050 the whole MexicanAmerican concerns over the lack of minority Council mem bers have resulted in a Charter Review Committee to examine a districting system that would elect Council members by rather than The last MexicanAmerican candidate to win a Council seat did so in Nine attempts since that year have Rogers said it was very possible for a MexicanAmerican to be elected at Like anyone they have to get out and beat the bushes for But it is very possible in New Braunfels for of any ethnic See Page IDA Braunfels New Texas 157 Zrjtuno Qortinns WEDNESDAY August 25 cents 34 Pages4 Sections USPS 377880 CISD budget set for final approval By DYANNE FRY Staff writer August 17 is the appointed date for final approval of the Comal Independent School Districts 198283 The public hearing is set for 7 in the board room at district The budget patrons are invited to come talk about totals Local property taxes will supply of that CISD administrators are looking at a tax rate of 91 cents per with a 40 percent exemption on But trustees wont be Willhelm figures it will be November 16 at the and possibly even before they We dont have any appraisal values yet from the Comal County Appraisal But we must have a budget if were going to operate the and if were going to pay the said To take a penny off that estimated tax the board would need to cut out of the Willhelm told The budget they studied at Tuesday nights meeting includes quite a few of what the superintendent calls fixed but the board has leeway in a few One area is the employee insurance Willhelm is recommending Blue CrossBlue Shields plan which would mean a percent increase over last years The district faces a larger increase if it keeps last years which includes a deductible on individual health Plan three offers a If you keep the its gonna cost you per person per Willhelm told trustee Jim Rector when Rector protested his Rates climbed drastically because since the initial purchase of the group plan last has become a highrisk Premiums paid in by and for district em ployees last term totaled Claims paid out by Blue Cross amounted to The administration has looked at other com but found them reluctant to Insurance is now available through the Texas Association School butthe state office hasnt figures CISD requested some weeks Mean the next fiscal yeaHooms a short three weeks Another area where trustees might make cuts is in the athletic supply which was doubled so that the board could get a year Since many supplies need to be ordered in the trustees in the past have found themselves spending against next years budget before even a rough draft is drawn The board was especially interested in the budgeted for substitute The rate hasnt changed its still per day for the first 20 See Page 10A Chairman of the Although August is usually a time when baseball is in full swing and football is getting Sammy Staff photo by John Senter Bell shows a preference for the iron hoop and a one onone game with his shadow at 234 Comal Inside Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy today and with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers both Winds will be from the south at 1015 mph shifting to the northeast Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at 68B DEAR 12C 18D OPINIONS 2A Reagan tax hike wont hurt majority AP President defending an embattled billion taxincrease said today the measure pending in Congress would have very little effect on the taxes of most In his first major speech on the Reagan argued the legislation was essential to his economic recovery If Congress refuses to pass the the nation faces bigger budget higher interest rates and growing he Despite the bills provisions to increase taxes on telephone services and airline Reagan It will have very little effect on the majority of individual Reagan flew to Big Sky country to help Billings celebrate its 100th birthday and raise money for the Senate campaign of Republican Larry who is trying to unseat John White House officials estimated the events would raise For three hours in Reagan was spending seven hours in the flying out and back from Washington the same Reagan has been waging a lobbying blitz from the White House to recruit reluctant Republicans to back an electionyear tax His speeches today marked a new stage in the administrations campaign for the and there were indications Reagan would ask for network time soon to ad dress the nation on the In his Reagan For a conservative president like me to have to put his arms around a multibillion dollar its like holding your nose and embracing a And believe that budget deficit is as slippery as a greased Reagan said his support of the tax bill was essential to win backing in Congress for billion in spending cuts over the next three The ratio of reduced outlays to revenues is three to Reagan He said the tax hike is not the largest tax increase in as is claimed by Democrats on the Senate Finance Com White House spokesman Larry Speakes said in Washington that a Social Security tax increase approved during the Carter administration and a surtax enacted during the Johnson administration surpassed the current Reagan argued the bill contains only billion in new Some billion would be raised by collecting taxes from citizens who are not paying what they legitimately he And the remainder would be raised by correcting unintended tax advantages which have resulted from sloppiness in past he According to administration the deficit would be close to billion if the tax bill is not If it is the deficit in fiscal year is expected to be according to the ad and according to the Congressional Budget See Page 10A Door said open during fatal fire The cause of last Thursdays fire which killed a fouryearrold boy is still under Seguin Fire Marshal John Jandt said Indicating the investigation into the fire was still in Jandt said he couldnt say when a ruling on the cause would be It could be two a month or even a he Marty Alan Brandt II was killed in the which destroyed a duplex on Camp Willow He was pronounced dead at the scene after his body was found in the Jandt did shed light on a point which had been somewhat hazy at the Contrary to early Jandt said that evidence indicates the door to the bathroom was open when the fire broke Early reports had indicated that the victim might have locked himself Physical evidence indicates the door was open during the process of the he Wrong number Judge wont approve antitrust settlement WASHINGTON AP A federal judge refused today to approve the antitrust settlement proposing the breakup of the American Telephone Telegraph according to a court Andy a law clerk to District Judge Harold said the judge was releasing a lengthy opinion this morning in which he declined to sign the proposed settlement as submitted by and the federal Pincus said the opinion suggests a number of proposed modifications to the agreement which would make it ac No further details were spokesman Pic Wagner said the company had no immediate The proposed agreement was an nounced 8 by and the Justice Department to settle a 1974 antitrust suit filed by the The proposed settlement would require to give up its 22 wholly owned Bell System operating companies in exchange for the freedom to enter unregulated Greene is the federal judge who had been overseeing the antitrust His approval of the settlement is required before it can take The Justice Departments antitrust division and have maintained since January that Greene cannot unilaterally modify their agreement to suit his Both sides have that they would be willing to consider any changes suggested by the If and the Justice Department cannot agree on changes suggested by the they face the prospect of a resumption of the antitrust The proposed antitrust settlement contemplated the largest corporate reorganization in American The 22 Bell System operating which serve more than 80 percent of the nations represent roughly twothirds of or about billion to The settlement called for to give up all ownership of those local com in exchange for the Justice Departments dismissal of the 1974 would be allowed to retain its long See Page 10A Absentee totals substantially lower The number of absentee votes cast for Saturdays City Council election is but a fraction of those cast in last years But this year the race isnt really a No opponents surfaced to challenge Mayor Skip Stratemann or Joe Rogers for their City Council As of which was the closing day of absentee 14 inperson and six mailin absentee votes had been cast for Saturdays Last years total for absentee voting was over The polls will be open all day Those living in precincts and 7 will vote at the First United Methodist while those living in precincts and 23 will vote at the First Protestant Church Polls will also be open at Eagles Hall for those living in precincts and 20 and Guadalupe County
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