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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas One Out of Three Smithson Valley was the only local came away victorious after Fridays opening high school football Braunfels and Canyon lost tough Details in Inside Todays Weather The remainder of the Day weekend in Comal County will continue to warm with partly cloudy Highs are expected in the low90s with a low Sunday night in the upper High Monday will be in the DEAR 3A ic r op Lex Inc tiltch womble tsox A federal case Texland files antitrust suit against LCRA The battle royale between Lower Colorado River Authority and two of its wholesale customers has reached the federal Pedernales and Bluebonnet electric cooperatives and the company they formed TexlandElectric filed an antitrust suit against LGRA in federal court in Austin Both groups have Comal County con Pedernales serves the Canyon Lakearea and other portions of Comal while New Braunfels Utilities is one of LCRAs largest wholesale Both Texland and LCRA are seeking permission from the Texas Public Utilities Commission to build new generation The suit alleges that LCRA used its monopoly power to oppose Texlands application for a building permit before the commission and illegally subverted and interfered with Plaintiffs Texlands efforts to finance the Texland facilities in order to eliminate The suit charges LCRA and the other defendants which include the authoritys financial consulting Capital Markets Group and its Roger Davis successfully induced potential financiers to withdraw from Texland financing transactions with specific intent to monopolize trade in the Relevant The market is comprised of 21 including Hays and In addition to declaratory and in junctive the suit seeks an un specified amount in actual Both Texland and the LCRA have claimed that their plans were superior and that facilities would provide the cheapest electricity when Texland officials maintain their plant would save billion dollars between 1987 and The suit was filed by Austin attorneys Donald Donald Scott Thomas and Paul Van Osselaer of the firm of Winters and Shapiro and Round Mountain attorney New Braunfels New Texas 174 Zdtung SUNDAY 1982 50 cents 66 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Arab reaction raises hopes By GREGORY NOKES An AP News Analysis WASHINGTON officials are encouraged by the initial Arab reaction to President Reagans new Mideast peace but they say Arab leaders must take the next step by giving Jordan the goahead to enter negotiations with Israel on behalf of the One who asked not to said that could come at an Arab League summit tentatively scheduled to open at on At the he said the administration hopes the Arab leaders will set in motion a Jordanian role in peace If that the official it could constitute an unofficial recognition of Israel by the par ticipating Arab nations possibly including the Palestine Liberation Organization of Yasser Arafat that would also amount to embracing Resolution It could all add up to an enormous breakthrough toward resolving the decadesold conflictbetween Israel and the Arab world over the Palestinian Reagan clearly had in mind such a breakthrough in unveiling his surprise peace initiative Wednesday If the strategy Reagan will be deserving of plaudits as a peace maker equal to or greater than President Jimmy Carter received for his efforts in the 1978 Camp David peace According to senior Reagan decided months before Israels invasion of Lebanon that new proposals were necessary to break the long stalemate in the See Page 16A City planners to get annexation law briefing Annexation is on the agenda again at Tuesday nights City Planning and Zoning Commission The meeting begins at 7 in council chambers in City Planning commissioners will hear a presentation from City Planning Director Debra Goodwin on state laws passed by the 1981 Legislature which forces cities to provide ser vices to newlyannexed areas within a certain Following the commission members will discuss recommendations for Tne citys most recent annexation went into effect earlier this City Council approved the an nexation of seven the largest being a tract between old FM 306 and Gruene Before they get to the panel members will hold a public hearing on a zoning consider five and look into a proposed ordinance establishing minimum dimensions for offstreet The hearing involves rezoning of lots at 534 and 588 River Street from R2 singleand twofamily district to R3 multifamily Alamo Insurance Agency and and Arthur Neuhaus are making the The five plats include a request from County Judge Max Wommack of subdivide a acre tract at 544 Granada River Road parking to merit second look Another round in the River Road battle is scheduled for Wednesday in Commissioners When they meet at 10 at the Comal Com missioners plan to take a second look at a proposal presented to them earlier this summer by a citizens Commissioners are meeting on Wednesday this week since their normal meeting was Labor The latest River Road proposal under the courts consideration is one commisioners looked at earlier this It calls for a ban on all parking on the shoulders of River Road on weekends and This is a different plan than the courts own plan which com missioners considered adopting at a public hearing on July After hearing from River Road residents and businessmen at this public the court agreed to scrap its own plan and once again considered the committees earlier The cost of their plan also discouraged commissioners from considering it They found that it would cost approximately to build and place one large advisory sign at each en trance to River Faced with a dwindling contingency commissioners discarded their On commissioners will review the committees proposal and study the changes made in it since the July public Tim ad ministrative assistant to the said The committees orginally presented by committee chair man Joe called for no parking at all times in hazar dous areas such as bridge dangerous where there is heavy side tight squeezes caused by cliffs See RIVER Page 16A e River was and Huaco Falls was Red Cross workers watch and wait Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Long weekend starts slowly By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer After dealing with the recordbreaking crowds which descended upon Comal County over the Memorial Day and Fourth of July this weekend was a welcome relief for local law en forcement and emergency With the exception of a few incidents which resulted in minor cuts and bruises Labor Day weekend has thus far been very The crowds of tourists just didnt come as they have on previous holiday mainly because the water level was too local river businesses The outflow from Canyon Dam will remain at 100 cubic feet per second through the holiday weekend considerably lower than some river might some tourists did Its not like it was Memorial Day or Fourth of July its considerably said Ellen owner of Whitewater Things have been pretty she referring to the low tourist Gerry director of safety services with the Houston Red agreed that turnout had been Its the way it should he Theyre tourists which did visit area rivers and lakes having a good time and were the emergency personnel he Were prepared if anything should As of Saturday no serious waterrelated accidents had been Weve had assists first aid said But no calamities of any There had been predictions made that parks in Canyon Lake expected in excess of This compares to the record persons which visited area parks over the Fourth of July River area businesses arent expecting that this weekends tourist load will meet this One gate attendent at Potters Creek Park said hed only checked in 148 campers by midafternoon This was about half the number he said hed checked in during the July 4th another gate attendent at Canyon Park at Canyon Lake said visitors had steadily been although not setting any He expected that things might pick up Sunday or In addition to the American Red Civil See LABOR 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