Thursday, February 17, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas iac Action at the nowdefunct Armadillo Alympics leprosy found in some of the local critters leprosy link explored From staff and wire reports i a feared human blight since biblical has been found to occur naturally In the wild star of the onceannual Armadillo Alympics in New Jerome of the University of Texas Medical Branch in said a twoyear survey of 450 wild armadillos caught in 16 Texas counties showed about 5 percent of the animals are infected with naturallyoccurring Some of the infected animals were found in Comal Others were picked up in San Victoria and Matagorda Were the farthest noted Comal County Extension Agent Bill He said hed been invited to a seminar on the the held Wednesday at the Galveston medical but that he hadnt been able to this was not the first time Schumann had heard of leprosy in Hawaii has been doing some research on he They contacted us about three years ago through the Lions Club and asked us to send them some armadillos that they could They felt like if this creature could live with they might learn something that could help control human It was quite a chore to get them over Schumann The armadillos were shipped air but his office had to wade through some red tape to get medical Until the it was thought that humans were the only species that could contract But researchers found that they could infect armadillos by injecting serum from infected In the some researchers discovered cases of the disease occurring naturally in the This prompted the definitive study of wild populations undertaken by Smiths This is the first time we have been able to prove that leprosy exists outside of human said The data indicates that armadillos may pose a potential health hazard in but he stressed that more research is necessary to determine the We dont know if armadillos get leprosy from people or people get it from armadillos or if they get it from a common Smith He recom that people wear rubber gloves when handling the armored The geographical distribution of armadillo leprosy roughly corresponds with reported cases of human leprosy in Approximately 440 are on according to Associated Press But president of the Comal County Medical said he doesnt know of any cases New Braunfels New Texas 92 34 Zeitung 16 Pages See Page 16 THURSDAY February 25 cents USPS 3778801 Hendricks move was no surprise By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer School administrators were not surprised when Hendricks submitted his resignation The main reason being that all of them are in addition to being just coworkers friends with the man who has managed the New Braunfels in dependent School District for the last 17 And most already knew of his plans before The board of trustees first learned during a January 4 executive session that Hendricks planned to retire June At that Hendricks said trustees asked him to He but agreed to wait until after the bond election to make his plans school board president Margy Waldrip said He didnt want to adversely affect the bond which was held she And there wasnt any need to bring it announce it like other NBISD school noted that Hendricks would be a hard man to Hes done a lot to get the district in good financial were not always as remarked who has known Hendricks since he first came here in At that time who first became a school board member in was a parttime I guess he hired she The school board president pointed out that because Hendricks was so knowledgeable in many areas particularly in the education field and school he made a lot of things easier for the school She also complimented him for running an ef ficient district One of the first people to learn of Hendricks retirement plans was Claudette his secretary for the past 10 I feel like hes been an excellent superin why else would he have been here for 17 years she I dont mean that there arent But to find someone equally as cant just pick them up off the Administrative assistant Flo who has worked with Hendricks for 15 years as a counselor and did not think it would be hard to find would want to take over the leadership of the school But finding able to fill Hendricks shoes would not be as she It takes someone with experience which is his biggest be manager of the largest employer in any com which is usually the public school It takes a lot of she pointing out that Hendricks was also involved in community A lot of superintendents I have known do not become involved in their community its very important that he has assumed leadership rolls in See Page 16 Schertz man charged in wreck A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Donald Beal of Schertz for involuntary in connection with the trafficrelated death of another Schertz woman last State Highway Trooper Jon Lindley filed the complaint with Peace Justice Harold A spokeswoman for the JPs office said Thursday that a warrant had been issued for Seals as of presstime a spokeswoman for the Comal County Sheriffs Office indicated Beal had not yet been Ann Michelle was a passenger in a 1978 Toyota driven by on Interstate 35 about The compact car left the slid through a muddy central plowed over nine barrier and rolled several Morris was ejected from the and suffered massive internal She was taken to McKenna Memorial and later transferred to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where she received minor injuries in the He reportedly registered a on the Intoxilyer breath and was charged with driving while intoxicated the legal alcohol limit is He posted bond on that charge shortly after 7 last Saturday at the Comal County The 12 accident accounted for Comal Countys first traffic fatility of Alls Wells Staff photo by Cindy Richardson While Mom was out working up a sweat at the recent American Heart Association Workout for twoyearold Boo Wells found a way to pass the time playing peekaboo with a photographer in the stands at the Academy Street High school hazard Asbestos but not at NBHS Asbestos found in portions of ceilings at New Braunfels High School could be a potential health hazardous to the student body and ac cording to an Houston asbestos consultant But legally the school district does not now have to remove or seal off the said Lawrence of Asbestos Management System and the firm hired by the district to inspect its According to the New Braunfels Independent School District is not required to do anything about the although inspections must be made and an analysis has to be done on any asbestos material Simoneaux told school board members The only other requirement of the he is that the results of the inspections and tests be made available to local ParentsTeachers Associations In other words made he Simoneaux made public his organizations findings after inspecting all NBISD schools and The only place the district has an asbestos problem is at the high he Tests done on the materials found there showed a 10 percent asbestos content in classroom which is the percentage most commonly found in public struc said 10 percent is not a critcally high amount to be added who said the substance found at the high school was not highly dusty or Although the percentage of asbestos was not the substance was found in an ap proximate square foot area of classrooms where a lot of students and staff prolonged periods of he Although NBISD is not currently required to do anything about the the school board has for the last several months discussed getting rid of Approximately was set aside in the districts million bond package to either sealoff the ceilings now containing asbestos or replace them But since the public turned down the bond package by 158 the district is not certain where the funds to pay for that are coming Hendricks said School board members considering calling for another bond issue later this Although he emphasized that currently NBISD was not legally required to do anything about the asbestos other than analysizing it and making the results known Simoneaux told the board that at some future date regulations might be passed that would make the school district do something about the Because of their youth and their high activity he said referring to the high schools the federal governemtn could set even stronger Simoneaux offered the board four methods that would get rid of the asbestos either permanently or Cost of the methods which included replacing the ceilings to sealing them off by various methods ranged from to a square But Ill be he Removal is the only permanent The consultant emphasized that he was not associated with engineers or any other firm that might be used for such a which he said would take approximately two During the time the ceilings were being worked on the entire school would have to be he Hendricks indicated that if the school district decided to do the project it would probably be during the summer which would mean summer drivers education and adult education classes would have to be moved to another JACQUELINE SMITH Reagan lashes foes of arms negotiator at press conference WASHINGTON AP President vowing to fight for his choice of a chief arms says Senate repudiation of the nomination would hurt efforts to build support in western Europe for arms control At the same the president declared his desire to keep out of the West German election campaign in which arms reduction has become an He that if the new German government rejects the Pershing it would be a terrible setback to the cause of peace and at his 16th nationally broadcast White House news con had strong words Wednesday night for both the Senate opponents of his nomination of Kenneth Adelman as director of the Arms Control and Disarmament and for suggestions that the planned missile deployment in Europe might not be The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 152 on Wednesday to delay a vote on Adelmans The move was said by its sponsors to be an effort to spare Reagan the embarrassment of seeing his nominee I dont believe that they in delaying this have done anything to help us in our efforts to get an arms reduction Reagan He said it would be destructive to the effort at building western European support for the position to see me repudiated by a Senate committee on the Adelman Reagan vowed to support Adelman despite the senators and I will try to be as persuasive as I can and make them see the If that falls maybe I will try to make them feel the When asked the consequences of a possible refusal of a new German Inside Cougarette Recap The Canyon Cougarette basketball team came a long way this and coach Phillip Endicott sees nothing but further improvement in the years The first of a series of looks back at this years cage squads appears See Page Justice Called In Saying he wants to avoid even the appearance of a President Reagan has asked the Justice Department to make a full in vestigation of the Environmental Protection which has come under severe attack from Congress for alleged sweet deals with Reagan also announced he was withdrawing his claim of executive privelege and would let Congressional investigating com mittees see subpoenaed EPA See Page government to deploy the 108 Per shing Us that NATO decided to place in that country starting in the president said it would cause a setback to But then he added Were not going to inject ourselves into anyone elses internal affairs or elections at In the March 6 West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is being challenged by HansJochen the candidate of the Social Democratic Vogel has said that only under extreme circumstances would he station the Pershing II missiles in West The progress of disarmament talks n Europe is an issue in the election and Reagan said that Vice President George Bush found great support all over Europe for the administrations zero option arms reduction Bush returned from a 12day European tour one week Under the zero NATO would cancel its planned deployment if the Soviet Union dismantled its intermediate range missiles in In the news Reagan also said he had complete confidence in Anne the En vironmental Protection Agency ad The House has cited Gorsuch for for withholding on Reagans instructions about 100 documents involving the superfund program to clean up toxic waste In his first public discussion of the controversy surrounding Reagan We will never invoke executive privilege to cover up He also ordered the Justice Department to investigate all allegations of possible mismanagement of the superfund See Page 16 Todays Weather Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy through the with a 20 percent chance of early morning drizzle on Winds today will be out of the south at 10 to 15 miles per diminishing to 810 mph Sunset today will be at Sunrise Friday will be at Giants Tumble It was a rough night for two of the current powers in college basket North Carolina and While the Tar Heels were taking a 10694 licking from Maryland for their second straight the Big Tenleading Hoosiers fell at home to It was the second time this year that the Hawkeyes had pulled the See Page