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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Consumer prices February WASHINGTON AP Record declines In gasoline and ml oil prices sent consumer prices tumbling percent last the government said It was only the second time since 1965 that consumers costs have actually Gasoline prices plummeted percent over the last four months they have fallen Fuel oil prices fell The costs of food and housing were Medical care expenses soared Todays report from the Labor Department following three months o little or no gain boosted economists predictions that the Consumer Price Index for all of 1963 may match last years the smallest rise in a As for gasoline and home heating economists say they expect even further declines in the coming months as a result of OPECs decision last week to slash its base price for crude oil by a to Todays report said that gasoline as of last were percent below their peak March Last months record drop came after a percent decline in January and a percent fall in Food unchanged last have risen only percent in the last 12 expect those prices to pick up somewhat later this partly as a result of the heavy fanner par ticipation in the Reagan ad ministrations new Payment in Kind program to trim pricedepressing crop Analysts also say the heavy rains on the West Coast may have damaged California fruit and vegetable crops so severely that prices will rise fur Last those prices tumbled Food prices had risen percent in January after being unchanged in both November and Last fruit and vegetable prices fell 1 Prices for fish and eggs rose a slight as did prices for dairy Cereal and bakery goods prices rose percent while restaurant meal prices were un changed and prices for alcoholic beverages rose For the last 12 consumer prices overall have risen If last months percent decline held steady for 12 straight the yearly drop would be The annual rate reported by the depart ment is based on a more precise calculation of monthly prices than the figure the department makes Consumer prices rose percent in fell percent in December and were unchanged in The February and December declines were the only two recorded since the percent drop of August The department reported these other details of last months consumer price activity gas prices rose per See Page 12A New Jjinirir Braunfels New Texas HgraldZeitung I fc I fO A WEDNESDAY March 25 cents 92 58 36 Sections DSPS 377880 Medical examiner outlines fatal injuries By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer On the night of April 17 yearold Jimmie Muenich died of a broken neck and a crushed right Roberto chief medical examiner for Travis con firmed today the cause of Muenichs death in the involuntary man slaughter trial of Thomas Henry while jogging in the 2100 block of the Interstate 35 was struck from behind by Youngs Jeep Wagoneer last April The neck injury resulted in the transection or severing of the spinal which Bayardo said causes complete paralysis from the neck Had James Muenich would he have been a District Attorney Bill Schroeder The witness said He wouldnt have been able to breath because ribs number two to 12 were frac Bayardo He would have to have been connected to a breathing The medical examiner described calf injuries to Muenichs which carried a pattern similar to a motor vehicle Other injuries were made by sliding on a rough surface like Bayardo In the chest injury severed Muenichs cutting off the blood supply to the blood filled up the lung Bayardo Testimony indicated the first part of Muenichs body to contact Youngs jeep were the calves and the back of the left Defense counsel repeatedly asked in his what happened to the body after And the medical examiner said the questions went outside of his Other testimony Wednesday morning came from Fernando who identified Young as the man he saw at the Gourmet Inn bar prior to the fatal How would you describe the defendants demeanor that Schroeder He appeared like hed had too much to While I was I saw him fall Gutierrez I noticed when he was escorted Gutierrez further stated in his opinion the defendant was in See Page 12A Recent store holdups said linked ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer New Braunfels police think the March 15 kidnapping of a SacNPac clerk may be related to similar conveniencestore incidents in December and Last a suspect armed with a folding knife abducted a 22yearold clerk from the SacNPac store at FM 306 and Hunter The crime occurred just a few minutes after It was the 711 store on Loop 337 that was hit on The female clerk reported she was alone in the building at 4 restocking when a guntoting man came He took the clerk hostage in her own drove out FM 306 and threw her out of the Her car was later found Another conveniencestore aged was kidnapped and raped by a latenight customer on In this the suspect had a car to carry his victim a way Were hoping to offer a reward for information that may lead to an arrest in any of these said Felix head of the citys Criminal Investigation He said he would be conferring with the citys Secret Witness program in the next few The suspect who visited the 711 store last month was described as a white male between 58 and weighing 130 to 140 Hearings officer David Sinclair presided at Tuesdays meeting on deer hunting Staff photo bv Cindy Richardson 1 Spike bucks targeted by officials By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer County the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and about 20 local hunters agree on one point spike bucks are inferior animals and should not be given special Of the almost 20 young and old county hunters who showed up at a parks and wildlife hearing Tuesday most agreed on this did not understand Commissioners Courts reasons for vetoing last years proposed Comal Commissioners not present at the hearing have this year favored spike buck shooting which is a switch from previous In the the legalization of spike buck hunting has been a sore point between Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission and local Last year the court vetoed the regulations proposed by the state thus making it illegal to shoot spike bucks which have a hardened or spike protruding through the skin instead of forked The court also vetoed the com missions proposed regulation that called for a change in antlerless deer hunting which would require an an tlerless deer tag for either sex of This year the commission has not made any proposals concerning the hunting of does without a Last year the court seemed con vinced with the theory that spike See Page 12A Krueger puts 84 campaign in gear By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Speaking to the same group which campaigned so hard for him in an optimistic Bob Krueger stepped onto the campaign trail Tuesday before Comal County For quite some Krueger has indicated that he will once again attempt to unseat Republican John Tower in But now words have turned into action for the New Braunfels who in 1978 came within 1 per centage point of defeating who served as ambassador at large to Mexico under President Jimmy Carters ad said he has filed a committee to raise campaign funds with the federal elections com Im set to start he told county Democrats jammed into the back room of the Faust Kruegers official campaign kickoff will not come until later this he said in a telephone At the noon a former boasted that he was so absolutely convinced that this race is that hes extended the lease on his Washington home through And while he was at Krueger also made a plug for the national Democratic The Democratic party did a better job of trying to develop a fullrange of potential for all the people in this he The great advances of civil rights were under the leadership of the Democratic Krueger Noting that not every program weve tried has the senatorial hopeful pointed out that the American people turned away in 1980 by electing a Republican But theres no doubt were Democrats coming he told his attentive many of which wore Krueger campaign Weve got to he keeping a broadrange of Krueger referred specifically to those Democrats who were suc See Page 12A Absentee voting slowly increasing Being that the April 2nd elections will be held on Easter absentee voting is starting to pick up for the New Braunfels and Garden Ridge city elections and the two local school board Absentee voting for board races in the Comal and New Braunfels Independent School Garden Ridge city the New Braunfels districting and fluoridation issues will continue through March As of Wednesday 15 votes had been cast for CISD 26 for NBISD close to 30 for the city elections and five for Garden Ridges Those wishing to vote absentee in the NBISD races may do so at the districts central administrative office on West Mill In the CISD absentee votes can be cast at the central office on Highway 81 For the New Braunfels city voters may cast absentee ballots at City 202 For the Garden Ridge ballots may be cast at City Hall on Timber Rose Three spots are up for grabs on the NBISD board and one on the CISD There are three contested races for Garden Ridges city And New Braunfels voters are being asked to decide whether the citys water supply should be fluoridated and whether council members should be elected ac cording to a 43 plan four from single member districts and three at Those candidates who have filed for the NBISD races include incumbents Rudy Reimer and Bob in places 6 and David Cook and Jose Valdemar Espinoza have filed against In place 4 on the NBISD Gladys Ronald Bonnie Uhr Denson and Christina Zamora have There is only one race on the CISD Incumbent Erwin Lehmann faces Selden Becker of Canyon Lake in that In Garden Robert Kolstad faces Paul Davis in the mayors Robert Howey opposes Neil Craigmile for Place 2 and Ben White faces Robert Harmon in Chicken pox outbreak hasnt spread A MAW in Cnn ran niimtkPP QfllH Inside Bob Krueger An outbreak of chicken pox in San Antonio schools hasnt hit the high country of Comal But local school officials arent saying it Marcia school nurse at Bulverde doesnt know of a single case right But she knows Bulverde is not too far from the Alamo and many of her charges parents work Theres a lot of she pox hasnt been bad for about three so were sort of It gets to be a cyclic Comal also on the south end of the reports two children out with confirmed or suspected cases of the Nurse Edith Aderhold doesnt consider that an alarming and said there werent any cases reported to her at Goodwin Primary Lone Star Elementary in the New Braunfels Independent School District has one case of the pox on Seele and Carl Schurz report none at and so does the Peter Paul Catholic Susan school nurse at Lone said New Braunfels had its last severe outbreak just two years The families who had the disease then should still be carrying so shes not really expecting an epidemic But she Theres still a chance that its yet to It does usually erupt in the commented Seele nurse Elaine Todays Weather Theres a 70 percent chance of rain or thun derstorms and winds will be from the north at 1015 miles per Skies will become partly cloudy this and winds tonight will be Thursday will be partly cloudy and Sunset today will be at and sunrise Thursday at DEATHS
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