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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                Mltoh tiox Stumping for TdM Sohn takes harder line in speech Henry Moak Rollins By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer It was the same speech on load but a different and this time New Braunfels Utilities general manager Bob Sohn took a hard line with the Lower Colorado River Two hours after urging Utilities in dustrial customers to help reduce the local electric systems Sohn used the same figures and projec tions to address the LCRA Wholesale Power Customers Associations annual convention at the Civic Center Delegates heard Sohn describe efforts to interest the authority in load management programs as a way of reducing demand for electricity and avoiding costs involved in new power The customers faced with a growing demand for LCRA has endorsed the authoritys plans to con struct a third generating unit at its Fayette County power but Sohn believes load management can delay the need for a fourth Fayette3 will increase Utilities share of the LCRAs bond debt from million last years figure to an estimated million per year by Building Fayette4 would double Utilities annual debt service cost to Im not sure we can survive that Weve got to keep the growth in demand for kilowatt capacity to 3 percent or less See Page 16 ement PUC chairman sees power problems By DYANNE FHY Staff writer The Lower Colorado River Authoritys wholesale customers talked a lot about keeping power costs down Henry Moak chairman of the Public Utility told the gathering at the Civic Center hes afraid Texas wont have enough power at any Summers peak electrical demand in creased percent per between 1970 and If that rate per sists through the Well be in trouble two to five years from even if all power plants now under construction are finished on said Rollins in his luncheon If we could retard the rate of growth to percent per we could make it through this decade he In my load management is no longer an interesting intellectual or even a desirable Its a Rollins Load a method of leveling peak demands by staggering highenergy activities throughout the was the subject of a Thursday morning meeting between New Braunfels Utilities manager Bob Sohn and heads of local Rollins also mentioned in which an industry makes double use of a product or raw material to produce some of its own thus lightening the load on its power Those measures can On the See Page 16 New Braunfels New Texas 168 16 Pages FRIDAY August 1962 25 cents USPS 377880 Nanners eye tighter plat regulations The experts recommend retroactive density regulations in the zoning ordinance and deletion of the park donation provision from the New Braunfels subdivision were recommending that every part of the city thats never had a plat filed on a plat filed on consultant Craig Farmertold the Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday Farmers Freese Nichols of has been hired to revamp the citys subdivision or He discussed the progress of the effort in a workshop meeting attended by four com missioners and city planning director Debra Your ordinance is not at all com pared to other said He thinks thats just as well some cities have gone over But the New Braunfels ordinance needs tightening up in and theres a need to c6Srairiate4iHwth the citys master Farmer chairman David Hartmann was there to along with John Joe Hartigan and More and more cities are going to whats called a development said In other such a code can more or less combine zoning and subdivision In the law requires two separate and theyre governed by different it makes a difference which regulations are included in which For when we were working in San we found out the city had all its density controls in the subdivision Farmer We pointed out that applied only to new That left the city no avenue for controlling density in older parts of the See Page 16 White spar on session Bill Clements AUSTIN AP For any Texan who doesnt think Bill Clements call for a 7 special legislative session will provide fuel for autumn political theres this from Attorney General Mark Democratic candidate for governor This is a crystalclear example of Clements incompetence and inability to manage the affairs of the state of Clements on Thursday called the Legislature back for the third special session in 14 This time the problem is the states unemployment as a result of increasing is being The governor wantsi approve a federal government loan to pump up the He also wants lawmakers to change the state formula that could spark a massive 1 increase in employers tax payments into the That increase estimated to be as high as percent would be triggered by the current which requires an increase when the fund drops below By recovering some of the dollars we have sent to we can avoid this in tolerable increase that has been discussed Clements referring to a Texas Em ployment Commission estimate that the tax would jump percent on 1 The tax stands at per year per employee for companies with a good record of keeping people on the job and thus not collecting unem ployment There should be no doubt in anybodys mind that whatever measures we finally end up with there will be no about the payment of these unem ployment Clements There are very fair answers to these This is no great big extreme the governor told reporters outside the Governors Bill Speaker Clayton and Comptroller Bob Bullock met with Clements at the mansion on Thursday and came out nodding agreement with Clements 1 But it took only a few hours for Whites campaign headquarters to crank out a release blasting Clements for not reacting sooner to the The Texas Employment Com mission and Lloyd DLa say they had warned Clements of the But Clements said there was no such White said Clements handling of the matter is highly reminiscent of See Page 16 Mark White Speakers list effects of marijuana use By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Even though Robinson executive director of the Texans War on Drugs couldnt make the combined Lions and Rotary clubs meeting Thursday at Eagles his message came through loud and The youth of Texas is too precious to waste on Risner was supposed to And Ricardo TWOD minority and Lynn youth took it from The illegal drug industry represents an estimated 68 to 90 billion dollars a year in the United Leora Drugs rank second to Exxon and just above Mobil Ajul marijuana accounts for 18 to 26 billion dollars of that staggering 90 billiondollar Marijuana is the fourth largest the minority coordinator with Hawaii and Oklahoma leading the harvest Tiirie magazine reported people are commercial growers of They supply about 20 percent of the gross consumed an niually by the nations million Leora described marijuana as the gateway drugs or stepping stone to other Ninety percent of heroin users began with One in every 14 high school seniors use marijuana on a daily Marijuana is the most available drug for our young Statistics reflect that availability 32 percent between the ages of 14 15 have tried 51 percent between 1617 years of and 68 percent between 1825 The average starting age of a marijuana user is 11 or 12 years What affect does marijuana have on kids bodies We have a lot of research still up in the but we know these for Leora The potency of the drug is up from onequarter of one percent to four percent thats an increase of 1620 Marijuana contains 421 more chemicals are manufactured im mediately upqn lighting a marijuana and an additional 200 chemicals are produced once the marijuana smoke reaches the lungs and is The THC contents of marijuana determines its THC will stay in the body at least 21 So if someone smokes only one marijuana cigarette every three he or she is never free of the effects of he chemicals in marijuana are attracted to the fatty tissue of the Thats where we get our ability to Leora Then theres motor Just one joint has been shown to reduce motor skills by 43 two joints See Page 16 Utilities adopts 198283 budget The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees approved a million budget for reflecting a 28percent increase over last years This is a roadmap for and we may have to come back with General Manager Bob Sohn But I feel good about this Most of the difference between the 198182 and 198283 budgets comes from a 10percent in crease in projected kilowatt hour and a projected watersewer rate The small watersewer hike would provide a 10 percent increase in watersewer Sohn A major part of the approved budget in fact is for expected power paid by New Braunfels Utilities to the Lower Colorado River Authority Last years power costs were around Thirtyfive percent of that million is fuel which is 32 percent more than last years Sohn Required capital and system also referred to as routine ex tensions will be put back into the Sohn Were awfully proud of Were putting million plus back into the system from Utilities began this year with a cash balance on shortterm investments of and will end the 198283 year with on The Utilities payment to the City of New Braunfels in lieu of taxes for 198283 is estimated at compared to last years The payment is based on the number of kilowatt hours The approved budget also allows for four new fulltime and one halftime In a report to the Sam McKenzie of Hunter Associates an Austin said New Braiinfels should be in line for federal funds in if not for a million capacity increase at the Kuehler Sewage Treatment The expansion project is funded through the Environmental Prot ction but allocated by the Texas Department of Water Resources The word from the TDWR is before the end of the the funding list for 1983 should be and New Braunfels will move up on that if its not included in McKenzie New Braunfels is currently fifth on the 1982 and would move up if any of those cities above it fail to meet funding and other The board also gave Sohn and his staff authorization to bid budget approved vehicles water and sewer system inventory supplies and material and the bank depository contract for Board member Robert Orr See Page Ifi Inside Todays Weather The Comal County forecast calls for more of the same sunny and hot through Highs will be in the upper90s with lows dropping at night to the Winds will be out of the Southeast mph decreasing to 510 rnph RELIGIOUS 7 TV Football Take Heed Comal County football fans will have a bonus in store for them in Sundays A special football section will be packed with stories and photos of the three local high school along with a look at the Southwest Texas State DEAR HOROSCOPE Krueger named to board of McKenna Memorial Hospital Local real estate agent Doyle Krueger has been named to the board of directors of McKenna Memorial coowner of Towne and Country replaces former board member John who died in Active in community Krueger is the immediate past president of the New Braunfels Board of Realtors and a former president of the New Braunfels Chamber of He presently serves as a member of the executive and legislative committees of the Texas Association of Realtors and is treasurer of the Wurstfest a graduate of Texas University and former member of the Air also sits on the executive committee of the South Texas Chamber of Krueger entered the real estate and lumber business in New Braunfels in 1970 when he and his parents opened Town and Country   

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