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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Reimer backs higher drinking age By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer When it comes to drinking and Texas laws are way behind the times in the opinion of County Attorney Bill But local attitudes on the subject specifically the attitudes New Braunfels parents have con cerning teenage drinking are also in need of Reimer said Texas is one of a very few states that does not have an open container said who spoke out in favor of such a law at Tuesday nights PACT Parents and Children Together PACT is a parent peer group that is actively supporting the drinking age being raised to Its time for an attitude change in For years its been Texans are known for being hard lovers and hard he noted in a telephone interview But its time to change that attitude lets not continue to take away other peoples he said reiterating his Tuesday night There are people killed each year that have to do with drunk Thats 70 people every day that shows the time has come to change our at Reimer estimated that a vast majority or as many as twothirds of the other states currently have opencontainer making it illegal to drink alcoholic beverages while As he told those gathered at where Louis an agent with the Texas Liquor Control Board also Reimer would like to see Texas pass similar Local feelings have also got to said who was highly critical of those local parents who might have permissive attitudes con cerning teenage Theres been this attitude of boys will be boys and Comal County KoolAid beer wont hurt said noting that hed been raised the German Thats a bad attitude thats been here too Kids will experiment enough on their own without us encouraging he But with the epidemic of teenage drunk time we reevaluated our The young people are killing them The county attorney specifically criticized those parents who throw keg parties for their teenagers and their peers around graduation time or over the Christmas Its time for parents to say hey were not going to have these parties and you other parents shouldnt said Currently some parents think these parties are alright and follow other parents since theyre throwing these parties he Reimer if one of the teenagers from that party who has drinken alcohol were to get in a wreck after that the parents throwing the party are as responsible as the kid that drank the said And what some parents also dont he is that it is a crime to give alcohol to a teenager unless its your own Theres a fine See Page 16A MHMR seeks donations for Christmas card Its called the Community Christmas and its the Comal County Mental Health Mental Retardation Centers way of saying Merry The MHMR Center is again asking concerned county citizens to forego sending Christmas cards and making a contribution to MHMR During the week of an ad will be placed in local newspapers listing the names of all those who have chosen this way to wish their friends a Merry Christ while showing their concern for the needs of Names will also be read over the air at the local station during the holiday The Comal County MHMR Center is an outreach program of the Austin State School and San Antonio State The center provides mental health care and develop mental training to anyone in the Its 14 employees are funded by the but operating expenses for the center must come from the along with the way you wish your name to should be sent to the MHMR 511 North New TX by Businesses as well as individuals are urged to New Braunfels Herald New Texas 233 40 Pages4 Sections WEDNESDAY December 25 cents OMMIJJJBBBI USPS 377880 Staff photos by Cindy Richardson Kennedy out of84 Christmas glow Christmas tree lights and childrens faces were both aglow in Main Plaza as the lights were turned on in the annual switchon of the Top one youngster from Lone Star Elementary turns a deaf ear to his colleagues Lower Adam Trollinger waves excitedly at who came to witness the WASHINGTON AP Ed ward Kennedy announced today that he will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in nor would I accept a He said that while it is no mystery hed like to be obligations to his three children override said his announcement dealt only with the 1984 campaign and that he might well run another He did not endorse anyone for the but said he would not rule out doing so later Kennedy made his announcement at a news conference that had the trappings of declarations of can He entered to read his then answered He said he believes that if he were to he would win the Were the decision to be made solely on political I would have made a different announcement the Massachusetts senator A loser last a leader now in the public opinion Kennedy said for the members of my the 1980 campaign was sometimes dif ficult and it is very soon to ask them to go through it I am involved in a he calling it painful for him his estranged Joan and their The Kennedys are working on a divorce settlement that is expected As for his Kennedy I believe my first and overriding obligation now is to Kara and Kennedy said he would be active in national Democratic I want to see a party that wins the presidency in not for thr sake of winning alone but because its its programs and its nominee deserve that he He also said President Reagan can be and that in other cir a tough race with the Republican incumbent would have been a welcome While he wouldnt say his withdrawal from the crowded field of Democratic prospects leaves former Vice President Walter Mpndalc the leading potential I dontlhink its any mystery that I would like to be Kennedy But I have also indicated that I would not be a candidate in nor would 1 accept a draft either for the presidency or the vice Leaving open the possibility of another try for his partys Kennedy noted his abortive race against Jimmy Carter and I enjoyed campaigning a lot in Iowa in 1980 who some clay I may do it Helen Gurley Brown offers helpful advice to all mouseburgers By NANCY SHULINS Associated Press NEW YORK AP The dear is The latest Census reveals between the ages of 35 and there are 13 million women for every 10 million Bottom line There are too many of too few of them The is to rnouseburger your way to hap And here to show you how in her new Having It is Helen Gurley the single girls the editor of Cosmopolitan and 105 pounds of pure If are a Browns buzz word for waifs everywhere who have more bravado than more ambition than more character than do not work Go easy on Give him Give him Tell white Feed his And dont expect him to be Thats YOUR The question do you want a man in your life or DONT you Brown her voice lapsing into the trademark italics that pepper her If you were talking about a precious I think men and women are totally equal there are dodo men and there are dodo But we are not equal in If we young women wouldnt have to do all this dieting and conditioning and bikini waxing and per All this And Brown wouldnt have to do all this worrying over what her critics are likely to say about Having It Some feminists will say theres too much emphasis on Some women will say its too that I advocate using trickery and And some people will say I have a double standard about married people who prefers She has been happily married for 23 years to David a suc cessful movie But she has NIGHTMARES about him or her becoming or a thousand OTHER there was plenty to worry about for Helen the poorasa churchmouse daughter of a Little man killed in an accident when she was As a she had terminal a chest flat as a billiard and what she insists was braindamaged Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm today and and cloudy and mild There is a 20 percent chance of showers through with winds from the south at 1015 Unicorn flashback Until this New Braunfels Unicorns have been noted for their lack of help from Dame Fortune in getting to the playoffs and in the postseason This year they hope to get a shot in the arm from the fickle Page CHRISTMAS A SNOW BALLS THROW ONLY 20 SHOPPING PAYS TO GOL o TV Contract talks Guaranty State Bank named Utilities depository By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer It was a meeting of contract ap provals and bid authorizations for New Braunfels Utilities trustees Among the Guaranty State Bank was given a two year depository and the Senior Citizens Center contract was extended for three Guaranty was awarded the depository contract on a 30 with trustee Robert Orr also president of Texas Commerce BankNew Braunfels Texas Com along with New Braunfels National also bid for the con fiveyear lease contract with the Comal Senior Citizens Community Center expired The board approved a threeyear lease contract in which in per manent improvements will be ac cepted in lieu of The permanent scheduled for completion within the threeyear include closing in the front porch area with heating and cooling repairing and painting the roof with fibered aluminum coating and replacing restroom fixtures In other the board approved two different bid authorizations on computerrelated The first approval we got was to go out for bids on tuleconiinunications Utilities management information services manager Barry Allison said This will give us the ability to buy equipment which will allow us to communicate with our remote like I he water depart The second thing we got approval to go out for bids for was lease purchase finance contracts with different lending We have committed to buy the computer equipment from Data but we want to bundle the deal in a and spread the payments over a five year Allison See Page 1GA Planners wrestle with subdivision statute Staff writer Paragraphs concerning street dedication requirements and inspection fees will need more work before the Planning and Zoning Commission is ready to send its revised subdivision ordinance for City Council Of all of sidewalks bothers me the said commissioner John who chaired the group at Tuesdays workshop Well probably have two more workshops before we type this thing in its final said Mel representing the consulting firm Freese He suggested that commissioners pick out the areas of concern and concentrate on those in subsequent Sections governing electrical easements and the laying of water and sewer pipes are still being worked out with New Braunfels reported Planning Director Debra Theyll also be ready for consideration at a later The sidewalk as read would require walks at least four feet wide along all major thoroughfares and arterial on streets feeding into major and in areas of heavy foot traffic for near schools and Sidewalks would not be mandatory in areas of open or in singlefamily residential areas with large Commission members agreed it made But considering the some wondered whether the city really wanted to lorce developers to put sidewalks See 1agc 16A
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