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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas ili crop Getting on the beams NBISD board seeks payment for faulty high school roof By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The New Braunfels Independent School District has not yet filed suit concerning the original roof which used to cover New Braunfels High But the district has instructed its Jack to contact the contractors whom the district feels are most responsible for the original high school In a telephone interview the attorney said he had issued a letter of demand for payment to the original roof But Borchers declined to name exactly who he had Not at this he referring to the letter Im protecting my clients interests and dont consider it advantageous to name Portions of the roof which has since been replaced were found to be faulty and unsafe a few weeks before the start of the 1981 school Hendricks took the advice of consulting engineers and ordered the high school cafeteria and gymnasium closed since these were the areas covered by the faulty portions of the Five months after the roof had been replaced and the gym and cafeteria NBISD school trustees instructed Borchers to to begin an in vestigation to determine if the district had grounds for suit against the orginal roof While that investigation was going the steel beams Ts as theyre now called sat in the parking lot of New Braunfels High As Bor chers explained it last the Ts could not be removed until extensive tests were done on Those tests have since been completed and upon hearing the trustees instructed Borchers to pursue the Margy board said earlier this Borchers indicated Friday that there could be no if the roof contractors responded favorably to his letter of Indicating that there was basis for a Borchers predicted that the matter would either be settled or a suit filed by Sec Page 16 Lake Dunlap level to be lowered Monday Lake Dunlap will be lowered 1 to feet beginning Monday to allow the replacement of timbers on It is estimated that the timber replacement will take five months and the lake will remain at lower levels during the said Larry assistant operations manager for the Guadalupe BlancoRiver During the replacement process seals are minor repairs are made to the gate structures and wooden Umbers are replaced in the face of the Moltz GBRA aquired its hydroelectric system in It is comprised of hydroelectric dams which form Lakes H4 and Aggregate generating capacity of the system is kilowatt New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltung r nrv O FRIDAY March 25 cents 45 20 Pages2 Sections DSPS 377880 Unemployment rate holds at WASHINGTON API Civilian unemployment held even it percent in February as large numbers of jobless Americans awaited further signals of improved hiring prospects before resuming their search of the government reported The unchanged unemployment rate resumed an 18month pattern of rising or standstill That trend had been interrupted only by last months healthy When the military work force was Februarys overall unemployment rate also held steady at the Labor Department Government statisticians said in interpreting the health of the civilian labor emphasis should be given to what happened in both January and They noted that the percentage point drop in January mignt have been exaggerated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics seasonal ad justment In testimony prepared for the congressional Joint Economic Janet com missioner of labor noted that in the two months between December and payroll jobs rose by Norwood said there was likely no further decline in civilian unemployment because businesses were assessing prospects for an economic turnaround before recalling laid off million people were unemployed last an increase of over January that bureau analyst Deborah Klein called Total employment also held relatively steady at Despite burgeoning signs of an economic only people reentered the labor according to the Census Bureaus survey of some President Reagan and his top economic while heartened by the percentage point drop in civilian unemployment from December to have said they are prepared for further rises in that crucial jobless There may be a month where it the unem ployment rate might level off or come say a little above the the president said last 1 dont think that you will see it come above the high mark of reached in Trial figure represented the highest joblessness since the Great In advance of the release of Februarys jobless several private analysts pointed to the growing signs of a business noting the robust percent gain in the Index of Leading Economic Indicators in the largest monthly rise since July But these same analysts cautioned that the return to the labor force of large numbers of Americans Sec Page 16 Nailing it down Robert Coffey hits the nail on the headseveral as a matter of Coffey took advantage of a warm day earlier this week to work on the roof of an Start photo by John Senter old barn being renovated to house a stoneware shop in The barn is at the bend in Gruene Road above the Guadalupe River Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms south to southeasterly winds at 1525 mph and a lake wind advisory is in Tonight will be with a 30 percent chance of thundershowers and south westerly winds at 1015 Saturday will turn partly cloudy and with no rain in the Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at RELIGIOUS TV LISTINGS Braniff seeks eleventhhour rescue DALLAS AP Although Pacific Southwest Airlines says a deal with Braniff International has the grounded Texas airline planned a lastditch effort to salvage the venture before the coffin shuts at midnight Braniff Chairman Howard Putnam said he will ask for a hearing before the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans A 5th Circuit threejudge panel earlier rejected the venture that would have put 30 airplanes and former Braniff em ployees back to work in a lowfare carrier based in who acknowledged to reporters Thursday that the chances of saving the multimilliondollar plan were said Braniff believes the threejudge panel didnt understand the complexity of the PSA officials said that they will make no more legal appeals and the deal cut with Braniff last December will expire at mid night Friday unless the full court in New Orleans agrees to Braniffs Should that reversal come in a prompt fashion we would be interested in sitting down and talking with them said PSA spokesman Marjorie The hopes of that happening are very Braniff hoped to loan PSA cash and lease the California carrier 30 airplanes in a venture that would have put former Braniff employees back to work and generate money to repay the grounded airlines Putnam said Braniffs attorneys believe the ruling Wednesday by the panel set some bad precedents in bankruptcy It appears they didnt understand the com plexity of the BraniffPSA We gave them an extremely complex case and said You have to act extremely Putnam said at a hotel here before a scheduled speech Thursday Theyre human Maybe they missed some Id like to give them the benefit of the he The shame of all this is the economic advantages for the The 5th Circuit ignored all of that and looked at it in technical terms of the Putnam The 5th Circuit panel threw out the plan on three including a rejection of Braniffs contention that its landing slots issued by the Federal Aviation Ad ministration were the property of the airline and could be transferred to PSA along with other Putnam said he was feeling more op timistic about Bramffs chances of reorganization Thursday than he was the day when the appeals court threw out his plans and said the proposal did not conform to bankruptcy Putnam smiled when asked if he was an eternal the Braniff chairman When we get to the point that its Ill tell you its Its not over which collapsed May 12 under a billion said it could repay creditors about 12 cents on the dollar with revenue from the PSA Texas Without the Braniff could repay about 9 cents when Putnam said Braniff believes the court erred in ruling that Braniffs landing slots were the property of the federal government and not the We believe thats a bad understanding of the he Federal Com munications Commission licenses are issued by a federal agency and those are See IW AN Page 16 Drivers escape injury in crash on frontage road No one was injured Wednesday when a car hit a track trailer attempting an in ventive turn onto an Interstate 35 entrance ramp off the access road near the Holiday Truck driver Victor Villarreal of San Antonio was ticketed for improper right turn wrong lane by New Braunfels The accident report stated that Villarreal was traveling north on the frontage road about when he drove his rig into the opposite lane of traffic and at tempted to swing the rig onto the In the turning the rig blocked the northbound lane and half of the southbound lane of the access with the cab of the truck on the entrance A 1976 Chevrolet driven by Clarence Lee Kifer of was traveling north behind the truck and continued to travel through the yield sign before the Kifers car collided with the trucks right passenger as the truck tried to go up the IH 35 entrance ramp from the wrong Clarence Kifer explains the wreck to a local patrolman Stall photo by Cindy Richardson Three contests due in Garden Ridge The ballot has been finalized in Garden and three contested races will be decided by city voters April One thing is certain Garden Ridge City Council will have a new mayor in the wake of the Incumbent Mayor Betty who has served two twoyear did not seek The mayors race pits former mayor Paul Davis against Bob Davis was the citys first mayor when it was incorporated in Kolstad is chairman of the Planning and Zoning Two council incumbents have Place 2 councilman Neil Craigmile is opposed by former police chief Robert who left that post at the end of Place 3 councilman Bob Harmon faces Ben former mayor protern who also served a brief term as mayor after Davis resigned in He served until the election and did not seek election to that Council candidates will draw for positions on the ballot tonight at 7 at City Garden Ridge citizens will have another matter to decide whether or not to institute a onecent city sales
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