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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas m i v Columbia returns EDWARDS AIR FORCE AP Space shuttle Columbia broke through desert cloudcover at dawn today and returned to Earth for the fifth time in just 19 The mission milestone establishing the American ship as a commercial cargo Four astronauts swooped through high clouds and calm sun sparkling off their to touch down on the Runway a concrete skirt that sits on Californias Mojave It was right on the and commander Vance Brand asked Mission Are we down are we on the ground The from ground communicator Roy Bridges It was It was the ships fifth perfect lan ding after five perfect The crew arrived home elated with the elated with two suc cessful satellite but disappointed by a canceled space Brand and pilot Robert Overmyer got the go for deorbit burn right on time and at Pacific time they triggered the rockets nigh above the Indian On good said Landing was at just seven minutes after Autoland computers guided the craft to about feet and well above cloudcover that quit at Brand took For mission specialist Joseph Allen rode in the while William Lenoir strapped himself into a seat on a lower We became the NASA in orbit and on Fast and Courteous said a sign waved by the Just after the ship came to a and safing workers surrounded the Bridges said You certainly lived up to the Welcome Columbia kicked up dust to end its postcard delivery The braking rockets slowed the shuttles orbital speed and started it from 184 miles high on a blazing descent back to Columbia plunged into the thickening atmosphere on a course that was to take it over the Pacific north of Hawaii and across the California Mission Control woke the astronauts before California to the Take Me Country Allen Is that Runway 22 in West Virginia Before descent Bridges told Brand that conditions Were a little less than wed with a high cloud deck and moderate Doesnt sound but doesnt sound too Brand Well be alert to pull the nose up a little bit and bring boards in if required to alow Columbia It wasnt Near the desert air an estimated crowd of braved chilly temperatures to view the With more than 10 million miles on Columbias the safe return crowned five flights over 19 months for the worlds first reflyable spacecraft and its the National Aeronautics and Space Ad New IsbLs Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeituno 222 16 Pages TUESDAY November 25 cants 222 USPS 377880 Charter panel backs 43 plan for districts Voting patterns The map above outlines the four city voting districts proposed by the Charter Review The city limit extends off the map in districts 1 and In each district line will run along the city the ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The 43 plan made it out of the Charter Review Committee Monday A map has been drawn outlining the proposed Its up to City Council If Council approves the committees recom it will be up to the Does New Braunfels want to replace its present atlarge election system with a district plan The council may not like anything weve chairman Margaret Naegelin reminded the Looking more she I hope that doesnt because I think weve tried very Theyve come up with answers to all the questions posed by City Theyve met the minimum standards set forth by Jose attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund There was some disagreement at the See Page 16 District 1 percent Hispanic Attorney Jose Garza said MALDEF would be happy if New Braunfels had one voting district with a Mexican American population approaching 65 Using 1980 census reports and the most uptodate information on areas annexed since City Hall came up with percent in its proposed district It takes in the West End and extends southward to Wald The city staff has worked long and hard to comme up with two districts that were Its sort of said Margaret chairman of the Districting Charter Review The staff did come up with two that had approximately third Spanishorigin District Which includes the downtown area and extends up to Bavarian Village has 30 District 4 takes in Comal and has percent District 3 covers Jentsch acres and most of the northwestern side of the It has percent Spanish origin Each of these four districts represents a good number of both MexicanAmericans and Naegelin pointed Its entirely with this to have a 100 percent MexicanAmerican Of the reverse is also She took the map to Garza to get an idea whether MALDEF would go along with I told if you can do be my she Thrt MALDEF attorney seemed to think City had done the best possible she and he indicated his group would be happy with the districts as Arts Council ordinance amended on 43 vote A majority of the soontobe City Arts and Cultural Commission will be appointed with the blessing of the Greater New Braunfels Arts A lastminute amendment to the city ordinance setting up the commission assures Approved on third reading at a special City Council meeting Monday the ordinance provides for a commission of seven members ser ving staggered It also says at least four of those members are to be picked from a list of 20 names to be submitted by the arts This arrangement was suggested in a letter from arts council president Elizabeth and proposed as an amendment by Councilmember Barbara The final vote was with Mayor Stratemann breaking a tie in favor of the amended Max Winkler and Mayor Pro Tern Gerald Schaefer also voted for the Donnie Laverne Eberhard and Joe Rogers were against No one had any objection to the arts councils submitting names for I would hazard a guess that all seven members are going to come off that said Thats my whole said I just dont want to see this council I think we ought to approve the ordinance the way it Seay That would be like the Board of Realtors giving us a list to appoint three from to the Planning and Zoning I think wed be setting a On our city Historical Landmarks arent certain slots held by nominees of certain groups Tieken asked City Manager Delashmutt had council members look it up for themselves in the ordinance The landmarks commission consists of seven members two recommended by the New Braunfels Conservation two by the Comal County Historical Com one by the New Braunfels Board of Realtors and two appointed at So its not really a new Tieken pointed Seay noted that Elliott and other arts council representatives had been present at the second reading of the ordinance When asked for comment at that they had He wanted to know why this new idea was being brought up at the eleventh and why Elliotts letter had only hours before Mondays Elliott said the idea came up at an arts council board meeting after But Tieken said she had made the same suggestion last after the first reading of the She would have proposed the amendment at the second she but she wasnt there that See Page 16 Help wanted New Braunfels Unicorn running back Earl Wilson is led down the high school halls after being kid napped by gunand crutchtoting hoods from his by Cindy Richardson thirdperiod class Wilsons ransom is cans of and the kidnapping was to promote the schools Thanksgiving food General Portland suing Appraisal District By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Smiles quickly turned to frowns Monday with the an nouncement of Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperatives lawsuit against the Comal County Appraisal The GVEC has filed suit against the appraisal saying the values are Chief Ap praiser Glenn Brucks told the districts board of Their objections were heard by the Ap praisal District Review but they are obviously still not The pending suit involves a sub stantial difference between the districts and the cooperatives ap Brucks They first came to us with a value of per mile of transmission Our value was per mile of They came back with per mile of Brucks This isnt a small when taken into account GVEC has 64 miles of tran smission lines in this Board members were worried that the suit would hinder getting ap praised values to the different entities in the Brucks The suit will not hinder our progress in that There was also concern on who the See Page 16 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for cloudy tonight and Probability of rain is 30 percent 40 percent and 50 percent Winds will be from the southeast near 10 mph decreasing to 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be DEAR Teen aid Ney seeks county help for juvenile foster home By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Her proposal might save the county money in terms of cutting back on some of the costs of building a new county jail while at the same time benefiting the youth of Comal Nancy director of Teen an alternative school and foster group home planned for presented this proposal Monday in Com missioners Id like to explore with the court the possibility of the county working with Teen Connection on building the new Ney told According to an outofcourt which has yet to be approved by a federal the county has to have a new county jail ready for occupancy no later than Ney proposed that the county wouldnt need to build as large a juevnile facility in the new jail since her which is located in the old Zoeller Funeral Home on West San would be able to handle status She defined status offenders as young people who have committed an offense such as running away from home that if they were an adult it wouldnt be considered a Teen which will eventually have space for 12 would not be able to handle she I dont have any idea how much money is in volved in the juvenile facility in the new she But Im interested in how much money you hope you put it back in Teen Currently status offender juveniles are not put in jail due mainly to lack of plus the fact that there is no separate cell for When a juvenile is picked up now the only thing we can do is call their County Judge Max Wommack See Page II
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