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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Dallas Texas ri r op lex Iic Mitch womble i 0 r New Braunfels New Texas 92 25 Zeltung 16 Pages FRIDAY February 25 cents USPS377880J Jobless rate dropped in January WASHINGTON AP Unem ployment nationwide declined to percent last month because military personnel were included in the computation for the first time and there were fewer layoffs than ex the government said The rate also fell sharply for the all civilian labor The Labor Department added some million uniformed military men and women to the jobless count for a change that swelled the ranks of the employed while adding no one to the rolls of the For the civilian labor Januarys unemployment rate fell percentage point from Decembers percent to mainly because of the lowerthanexpected layoff It was the first time in a year that the civilian unemployment rate President Reagan said today were on the move now to economic with unemployment headed downward and business He said the worst joblessness of the long recession is a thing of the Shortly after the government reported that unemployment declined in January to a rate of Reagan told a White House news conference that it was one more sign that America is on the He said the lower jobless higher retail and automobile arid other economic indicators all are evidence of the longawaited I think it is a Reagan said of the lower jobless He referred to the volatility of unemployment but I dont think it will come up above the high mark of percent of recent The jobless rate last declined from percent to percent from December 1981 to January 1982 because of the same seasonal ad justment process that helped produce last months That adjustment reflects the fact because pre holiday employment did not rise as much as would be expected in better economic there were fewer seasonal layoffs in In the civilian labor force last the number of when seasonally plunged by nearly from more than 12 million to while total civilian employment held steady at roughly When the military personnel were total employment came to Todays employment report came as momentum was building in Congress for enactment of a massive public works program and indications by the White House that President Reagan is weighing the idea of speeding up government military and civilian construction projects to ease Deborah a Bureau of Labor Statistics against interpreting the latest figures as a sign that the nations civilian unemployment has noting that the fewerthanexpected layoffs in January were the product of a weak rather than a strong She noted in addition to reduced preholiday many businesses had already pared payrolls to the further lessening See Page 16 County jail panel recommends 18 sites By JACQUELINE Staff writer After an initial browse of the the County Jail Site Selection Committee had little trouble in coming up with possible sites for a new criminal justice At least 18 locations were named by the 11 member Commissioners Courtappointed panel that held its second meeting at the Courthouse Thursday Trouble that most all of the 18 sites were located in the south side of the as a few of the 10 committee members present pointed All of the sites were within the city Ac cording to a state the jail must be build within the county seat meaning within New Braunfelscity There are a lot of good sites that have been said David the only real estate agent on the But most of the sites kicked around are on the south side of the Were hotlooking to the north xthe Canyon Lake where he n6ted that there is a lot of activity during the summer Elliot head of the site named the major portion of the 18 sites which had been recommended to him by committee A few lastminute suggestions were added by indivdual committee members Upon hearing the 18 committee members took no action regarding the locations which it was emphasized are at this point only con Before trying to pick from among the 18 committee members agreed wait until Com missioners Court has hired an architectural firm to plan for the criminal justice Thecourt still lacks interviews with two of eight firms being County Judge Fred Clark Once these two interviews are completed which should be this Clark said the court would decide on a architectural firm probably Garden Ridge mulls cost of city maps ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Growth doesnt come When the Garden Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission first talked to Ferguson Map Company about doing work for the we had kind of a gentlemans agreement for said Chairman Bob That number was based on a working figure of per with an estimated 250 lots in the Since Ferguson started preliminary the City Council has annexed 330 acres and approved the plat for a new subdivision which will contain 126 The which was never written into any sort of is now realizing that the council might not be prepared to pay the expanded decided to than just do the work and hand them the explained company vice president David Weve had a good relationship up to this he told council Wednesday Our investment so far has been His company which also does work for the Bexar County Appraisal District has finished its initial survey of Garden and is ready to go to work on the Sheehan needs to know just how much detail the council The company outlined four options for cjty of ficials to Councilwoman Bobbie Landrum says they range in price from to nearly in his official favors option 4 the most detailed and the most Scale maps of the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction would show not only property lines but abstract parcel and lot numbers and legal Were the case to they would be able to do property tax appraising from that Sheehan See GARDEN Page 16 by Feeling that architects could advise them toward picking the better land committee members wanted to meet with the court and architects after Following this meeting with commissioners and Knox predicted that his group would have trouble in recommending to the court what his committee felt were the best three or four sites for a criminal justice After receiving the committees recom Clark said Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing to discuss each proposed site so that all factions of the community can be Depending on the outcome of this public the court may either select one of the sites recom mended by the or it may send the committee back to the drawing board to look for more Among those sites mentioned Thursday sometimes in vague terms was a tract of land that Knox said ruiis from Gastell Avenue toSeguin known as the Richard Krueger and Garza Other sites mentioned were the Producers Coop property on Castell the Doeppenschmidt property located behind the and property owned by WestPoint Pepperell near Mission Valley Mills on Highway A six to seven acre tract of land located between the Dry Comal River and the railroad tracks on Walnut Street across from a telephone warehouse was also One of the larger tracts of land suggested to Knox was a 21 acre spot on Water Lane south of Conroy A site between the new Department of Public Safety office on IH 35 South and a trucking business was as was a tract of land on Freheit Road behind Armstrong Machine One A specific area of Loop 337 near the fire See Page 16 Inside Todays Weather ComalCounty forecast calls for cloudy Winds will be from the east ht 1015 niph and light northeasterly There is a 80 percent chance of rain a 50 percent chance of rain or drizzle and a 40 chance Sunset will be at 6H and sunrise Saturday will be at 7 18 Coogs Rip Lockhart The Canyon Cougarettes swiped doubleheader from the Lockhart Lions Thursday night with excellent fastpaced The varsity brought home a 4231 win while the junior varsity stole a 7510 See Page 5 Budgets And Jobs House and Senate Republicans are at work drafting sections of the 1904 budget to replace parts supmltted by president The biggest change is in emergency relief the jobless and work projects to reduce Reagan has publicly spoken out against but his aides say privately thatlhe two ideas are being considered See Page Maekovig Uaves Pokes John former quarterback coach for the Pallas accepted the head coaching job fpr the Kansas City Chiefs Said Torn I couldnt ask him to CLASSIFIED COMICS I CROSSWORD 8 QiATHS ENTERTAINMENT HOROSCOPE OPINIONS RiUQIPUS FOCUS 8PORTS W6ATHER 11 it ii Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Hold that tiger Buck Owens once sang that he had a tiger by the Four yearold Gloria Luna seems to be having better luck with her stuffed which shes riding at her Mill Street Electric companies Texland seeking agreement to end feud A settlement is but still not a reality in the struggle between the Lower Colorado River Authority and Texland Electric Cooperative and the construction of respective lignitefire generating That struggle is of interest to Comal County sinceNew Braunfels Utilities buys its power from while Pedernales Electric which serves Canyon Lake and other areas outside New is a member of LCRAs board of directors approved the basics of an which would allow LCRA to build jointly with the City of Austin a 400megawatt third unit at the Fayette Power Project near La Texland could construct three 500 megawatt units near Rockdale in Milarn with Houston Lighting Power as a primary the LCRA board recommended changes in the agreement which are subject to approval by Texlands board of Those changes include the rate structure of LCRA sales to the transition period in which Texland shifts from LCRAs option to purchase future surplus power from and terms of the settlement approval by the wholesale Were now studying those and their effect on said Bill Texland public relations We had an agreement with management with the usual and now we have to consider how these changes affect that Cunningham said the first three changes concern and its Pedernales and Bluebonnet Electric the If Texlands board of directors approval the recommended the settlement agreement must then be approved by a majority of LCRAs wholesale customers other than See Page 16 On trial AP The Big Bad Wolf was guilty of property destruction as Gretel was cleared of murder in the killing of the old but it took four polls of the jury to acquit Teacher Bill Wolford uses fairy tale characters who are bad or just everyday citizens to show his class of about a dozen secondgraders at Prescott Elementary School how the American judicial system He said it also trains them to think on their The ages 7 and play defendants such as the smirking wolf who blew down the Three Little Pigs or the frightened who shoved the witch into the oven and banged the door Students also play lawyers and Second graders convict acquit Gretel in mock courtroom Their comprehension and listening have developed because they have to Wolford said I generally sit down with the students and let them throw out Wolford said he sets aside 45 minutes each Friday for the discussions and fairy tale trials for his pupils in this southeast Washington Angela appropriately defiant as the Big Bad was grilled about whether she huffed and puffed and blew down one little pigs straw Just as I was beginning to talk to the little a strong wind came up and blew the house she The jury didnt buy that story and convicted In the case of Gretel The Second the jury had a tougher Gretel baked the witch to thats clear but was it murder or justified homicide Jurors finally acquitted Gretel because of testimony by a woodcutter wno said that after the witch all her belongings The woodcutter that the witch always fed him cookies and seemed nice Since the witch tried to roast Hansel and she had to be a bad not a good the jury did what needed When students recently discussed Jack and the they questioned whether Jack had the right to run off with the giants golden I read the story and then asked them if there was anything wrong with Wolford They agreed Jack was stealing and that wasnt Dredging funds extended By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Todays not the last was the word from Parks Director Court about ongoing dredging relief for Landa Lake In view of the accomplishments and the unknowns we ran Ive been told to keep the crane here and finish the project as originally set the parks director Its with the city managers and hes the Crane arrived and was set to pull out of Landa Park at the end of jthe working day Now it looks as though the cranell stay until next Wed Thieleman That development even though the project has virtually run dry of The project had been allocated on separate and the additional dredging will run in the neighborhood of another All I know is the money will be made available to pay for the ad ditional crane Thieleman The added time to the dredging project isnt the only accommodating Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said We still have some work to do on the hydroelectric with all the rust and So we wont be opening the gates Saturday as previously Well be reading our progress on a daily but it looks like now the earliest well raise the level back up would be Tuesday and the latest would be The progress of the dredging project so far includes the midsection and the wading area of the channel between the park area and the peninsula with the circular The crane moved to the mouth of the lake around 1 will reach out about 100 feet into the then move onto the gazebo and try to reach out as far as possible We removed about cubic yards of silt so Thieleman The first two days the cranes in an it averages about 6570 truck loads a Then the number of loads drop off to between because the amount of mud Thieleman estimated the dredging ef forts so far had deepened the channel between 45   

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