Friday, October 8, 1982

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Inc City prosecutor interested in city attorneys position By DYANNE FRY Staff writer A few people have talked to Mayor Stratemann about the city attorneys but only one has put his interest on Stratemann said hed received a letter from John now serving as city I believe it stated at the bottom that hed sent copies to all the council he Hes received no formal communication from anyone else regarding the position that will be vacated by Irvin Boarnet on Of you have people come up and talk to But whether theyre going to do anything about it is another the mayor As he pointed out the week after Boarnet an nounced his an attorney interested in the job might also contact any individual council Stratemann said the matter would probably be discussed by the City Council in executive session at Monday nights He doesnt expect the group to make a decision until the 25 who announced his resignation under City Council pressure on has held the city attorneys position for almost nine Before he served in Chunns present and then as municipal All three positions are handled on a retainer or contract with the attorneys taking time out from private practice to do city David Perkins is municipal judge promoted from city prosecutor to succeed Sue Funk ap proximately five years He said he was not considering making any sort of application for the city attorneys I hadnt even thought about it since Boarnet he Boarnet said he didnt exactly apply for the job nine years although he had indicated an in terest at the time he was appointed municipal They called me at home one night during an executive session and asked if I were still in Then they Youll be our next city he Winding up Appraisal review board heard last case Thursday The Appraisal Review Board heard its last case Thursday Glenn Chief Appraiser for the Comal County Central Appraisal said he hopes to certify the 1982 tax roll sometime next Were basically sort of said moving files from the board room back into his Basically sort of I gave up making absolute statements a long time Brucks The sixmember review set up to hear taxpayers complaints and make sure everyones property was appraised at fair market had 214 appointments over the past Approximately nine percent concerned commercial or industrial Seventyone percent were and approximately 20 percent were for farm and ranch Not all cases were Brucks said approximately 18 percent of the clients cancelled or failed to show Of the ones that came before the We dealt with them all pretty Most people walked if not at least understanding what we were Brucks Review board members werent a hardnosed lot they actually reduced appraised values for more than half of the Ranch land got the largest proportional share of ad Approximately 76 percent of those clients walked away with changed and 11 percent never appeared before the Some of the complaints had been heard Two industrial cor Texas Industries and General filed lawsuits against Comal County and the Comal Independent School District last protesting the values on their This both corporations came before the review Theyre still claiming that theyre valued at 100 while everything else is at something Brucks As of this all properties are supposed to be valued at 100 Theyre still not he said of TXI and but I dont know if theyre going to carry it any The bulk of the complaints came from inside New but Brucks pointed out the city probably contains half the population of Comal Outside the the Northcliff sub division probably spawned the he That area is having trouble with See Page 16 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitunQ 198 16 Pages FRIDAY 1982 25 cents USPS 377880 Percent Unemployment rate 00 3 00 CO 00 CM 00 re 0 u re re a 3 0 CO Jobless rate shatters postDepression high B Unemployment has jumped percent since July 1981 WASHINGTON AP Unemployment nationwide hit percent in the first time the doubledigit plateau has been breached since America was emerging from the Great Depression in the government reported After months of steadily rising which eclipsed the previous postWorld War II recession the unemployment rate jumped per centage point last was thefoss of more said the Bureau of Labor Some million Americans were out of work in the bureau And an additional million a fell into the governments discouraged worker category those who have given up trying to find The agency also reported that the number of Americans forced to accept parttime for lack of better jobs soared to another The latest jolt in the job while anticipated by President private economists and top business produced fresh howls of protest from organized labor and civil rights groups demanding a reversal of administration economic Todays grim unemployment report was certain to fuel new antiReagan rhetoric from Democrats campaigning in the fall congressional now less than a month The percent jobless rate was the highest since the nation registered an annual unemployment average of percent in With one in every 10 eligible people out of work in the jobless picture wasnt nearly as grim as in the depths of the Great Depression in when one in four was the annual unemployment rate was Within the various population several unemployment records were set workers suffered a percent unemployment a full per centage point gain from the previous monthi the traditional family saw their jobless rate leap from percent to unemployment climbed from percent to workers saw their unem ploymen rate jump from percent to among whites reached a up from per Unemployment among teenagers fell slightly from 24 percent to due apparently to the reopening of The jobless rate for adult women edged up from percent to among the rate held steady at The total number of Americans with jobs declined slightly to million from the million level of the previous two Texas rate up by percent WASHINGTON AP Here are the September unemployment rates in the 10 largest states as reported on a seasonally adjusted basis today by the Labor Department down from percent in down from up from down from up from up from down from up from up from Since the recession took hold of the economy in the late summer of the jobless rate has jumped percentage points and some million Americans have lost their In a separate survey of nonagriculture the bureau said employment plunged by from In this category nearly million Americans have been thrown out of work since July Campaigning in Nevada President Reagan cited lowered interest rates and soaring stock prices as signals of a recovering Inside PUBLIC 16 RELIGIOUS SPORTS Authorities probe Tylenol extortion plot CHICAGO AP Authorities are investigating an attempt to extort million from the makers of but they doubt the demand was made by the person responsible for seven cyanide deaths in the Chicago a law enforcement source in Washington said Its a long shot that this is the work of anything other than a the source Our guess is its totally unrelated to whoever did the These tagalongs happen all the The source refused to be identified either by name or The Chicago SunTimes and Chicago Tribune both reported today that a man sent a letter to the manufacturer of ExtraStrength Tylenol threatening more poisonings like those that killed seven people if a million ransom wasnt The newspapers said the FBI is taking the alleged extortion attempt and has asked a bankto turn over the records of one of its customers a Chicago businessman and formerly successful stock broker who suffered recent financial The newspapers and the source in Washington said the letter directed the money be put into a certain bank account in the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust We just traced the bank account number and it turned out to be but registered to a formerly successful stock broker who had suffered considerable financial the source Nobody has that he wrote See Page 16 McKenna Hospital expansion moving right on schedule By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Up until Mother Nature has pretty much cooperated with the construction going on at McKenna Memorial Because theres been little rain over the past two months in New expansion of the one story hpspital is going right on McKenna administrator Tom McNeal said Thur Completion date for hospital expansion is approximately 13 months McNeal Expansion plans call for a threestory building to be constructed adjacent to the current onestory The buildings will be connected by a according to architects Area ranchers and citizens were probably wishing for rain during August or Sep but not the crew working on the concrete foundation for the new portion of the The weathers been very good to McNeal noted in a telephone Ground was first broken for the expansion on Since that McNeal said workers have in stalled the concrete which will serve as the foundation of the new threestory building being built next to the existing onestory Construction crews are now working on the basement of the The 12foot concrete walls in the basement are about half McNeal In a week or two I guess theyll be finished and then theyll start on the first he There have been very few disruptions to the patients or hospital staff as a result of the con McNeal In he some of the patients like it the construction going on because it gives them See Page 16 McKenna Memorial Hospital well Staff photo by John Stnter