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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Dallas 075 ft Mlton woipble Box 45W Com 752f5 Social Securitybailoutbill passes Congress WASHINGTON AP Congress sent President Reagan a landmark plan today to assure Social Security solvency into the next century by making workers pay more into the increasing the retirement age by two years and taxing Shortly before midnight the House approved the compromise billion package Then a 5ft 14 vote in the Senate early today ended two years of partisan congressional conflict over the ex plosive and will avert the im pending collapse of the system which serves 36 million The which Reagan has embraced and is expected to sign follows the blueprint laid out two months ago by the National Com mission on Social Security Reform including payroll taxes in and sixmonth delay in Julys cost oMiving increase in firstever levy on benefits going to more affluent Social Security coverage for new federal workers and employees of nonprofit increase in the current retirement age of Before the final Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker pleaded for This is not a perfect but we are not a perfect This is not the last but it is the best we can make at this declared With action completed on the Congress has left town for a 10day Easter The way was cleared for final congressional action after negotiators bargained for nearly 12 hours Thursday to hammer out a com promise version of the legislation which had previously passed the House and Barber Conable who served on the reform com hailed the package during brief House It may not be a work of but it is artful It will do what it was sup posed to do It will save the nations basic social insurance system from imminent But in the legislators grumbled that their neogitators had given up too much to the and that the package relies too much on increased Russell one of the attacked the com I refuse to vote for fiscal The conferees dropped the Senates failsafe mechanism deviled by Long which would automatically have reduced costofliving increases if the Social Security trust funds ran Loss of that provision meant you cant be sure we wont be back in 1MB and 1986 patching up Social Security warned William Senate conferees also agreed to drop their plan to raise the retirement See Page IA New jJrlrlr Braunfels Haw Texas HeraldZcitung FRIDAY March 25 cents 92 60 18 Sections USPS 37788CW Young convicted in Muenichs death By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer After deliberating for two hours a jury of of eight women and four men convicted Thomas Henry Young of involuntary man His fate penitentiary time or probation was being as of presstime The jury retired at Friday to begin deliberations for the trials punitive The range of punishment is two to ten years in the Texas Department of and up to a The jury may also recommend because Young has no prior felony was found guilty of in voluntary manslaughter Thursday in connection with the April death of 17yearold Jimmie Closing arguments from both before deliberations began at were nothing short of But before the the courts charge was giving the jury the option of finding Young guilty of criminally negligent if any doubt of his in toxication By sheer weight of Tom Young is guilty of involuntary District Attorney Bill Schroeder Five two of which were trained officers with over 20 years combined testified Young was An intoxilyzer checked on April showed he was And the only one who told this jury he was Tom Young In his own he told this jury why he killed James He I didnt see him until he was about 35 feet Schroeder That was by his own ad And Jimmie Muenich never knew what hit Why didnt Young see Schroeder Because he was He didnt say anything about obstacles in the He doesnt wear He didnt say his headlights werent Then it was the defenses and attorneys John Chunn and Ken gave it their best Lrolr at the time 6 to Young had two normal The accident happened nearly three hours so he was already oxidizing Chunn Then he has three or four at the Gourmet On I gave Ginder the man in charge of the intoxilyzer machine here Youngs number of other sequence of and he said Youngs alcohol content would be to at He was given the test at and its true hes going But you wouldnt come up with Furlow paid Schroeder a com pliment one of the best prosecutors Ive ever then hes but Im Because your elected has you to the point where you may put an innocent man in At 60 a car travels 88 feet per Young was coming around that one two and its all Weve spent four days talking about two Furlow One of the hardest questions Ive ever asked in my legal career was to ask that boys mother if he was prepared to jog at Young Muenich wore no distinctive no reflective We want the but we also want some Furlow picking up Muenichs jogging shoes and turning to face Muenich in the I was the one who removed those shoes from your sight when she began to and I wasnt the one who put them See Page 9A Bonnie Denson Bob Self Tower preparing for contest ByDYANIMEFRY Staff writer Senator John Tower hasnt officially said he would seek a third term in But state campaign director Molly Pryor hes got his track shoes Tower will launch his campaign fundraising with an unofficial kick off dinner in Houston on April The guest list already includes fellow Republican senators Howard Baker Tennessee and Barry Goldwater Were think well have someone from the White Pryor She took a quick tour across south Texas stopping for lunch at New Braunfels1 Faust where she discussed pending legislation with local One of the most important pieces is a bill to repeal the provision for a 10percent withholding tax on savings This largely as part of a 1982 tax and will go into effect in June of this year unless the law is Would you believe Tower has received a quarter of a million pieces of mail on that one issue Pryor If constituents think the senators staff has been slow in an swering their thats probably she As of Pryor hadnt heard of any serious competition within Towers own But she noted the filing deadline was still a year The Democrats are another Former Ambassador Bob Krueger has made no formal an nouncement but hes appointed his fundraising and has met with two Comal County groups in the past few Pryor has also heard of pre campaign activities by state Kent Hance state Lloyd Doggett DAustin and former Texas governor Dolph I think a lot of people are testing the she The impression Ive gotten from the senator Tower See Page 9A Christina Zamora David Cook NBISD issues Seven candidates outline their views By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The bond drugdetecting school the districts new superintendent and teacher salaries were the main topics touched upon Thursday by candidates for the New Braunfels school Seven of the eight candidates running April 2 for the New Braunfels Independent School Districts board of trustees appeared a meet the candidates sponsored by the American Association of University Included in the seven were in cumbent trustees Bob unopposed in place and Rudy Reimer and his opponents David Cook and Jose Valdemar Three of the four candidates for place 4 Gladys Bonnie Uhr Denson and Christina Zamora were But Ronald also running for this position which is being vacated by incumbent trustee William Lee was unable to In opening all seven voiced strong support of the districts proposed million bond issue which will be put before the voters May Several candidates noted that the longer the district delayed See Page 9A Gladys Battling Jose Espinoza Rudy Reimer End of the road Inside Lake ranger retiring after 31 years service Staff photo by Sandra Jackson Elvin Munsell need for an alarm clock any more By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer After 31 years of service with the Army Corps of Lake Ranger Elvin Munsell will be turning in his badge next But Im really not going to be the 55 yearold bachelor Im just going to quit set ting the alarm who has been active in community service around Canyon Lake during the past few intends to continue and possibly expand his activities in that He has served as secretarytreasurer of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department since and also serves as secretary for the Noon Lions Those two are a fulltime Munsell I try to go to church when I and Im a duespaying member of the American Born March Munsell has 11 living brothers and including his identical twin He is the father of two teenagers Gregory and Tricia who live in San My major goal right now is to see these two teenagers through high school and Munsell He that he hopes to spend a lot of time fishing and working around his place as Home for the wellknown ranger is a 30acre spread off FM 306 near Cranes Mill adjacent to Whispering Oaks He and his brother jointly own most of that Born in a sharecroppers cabin near in Caldwell Munsell worked as a dairy farm laborer from the age of nine until he was At that he enlisted in the Air Force and served four His tour of duty took him to Washington and New Upon being discharged at age he joined the Corps of Engineers at North Concho San now Fischer Over the he has worked on several projects and has been a ranger at Canyon Lake twice in his He first came here in and worked until During his fiveyear ab sence from Comal Munsell was on duty at the Fort Worth District and in the Big Thicket before returning to Canyon Lake in A man who loves his Munsell The best thing Ive seen out of it all is people enjoying the recreational And the most depressing is See Page 9A Todays Weather Skies will be cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers and winds from the south at 15 miles per The chance of storm activity will increase to 30 percent and winds will shift to the still blowing at 15 Saturday will be partly Sunset today will be at and sunrise Saturday at Louisville Hogties Arkansas The Lousiville down by as much as 16 points in the first came back to beat Arkansas with a tipin at the in the Mideast Regional semifinal of the NCAA The win sets up the first LouisvilleKentucky game in 24 See Page 8B RELIGIOUS TV
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