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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texae School board races examined p w Com Fresno State wins Nit tourney See PageS Page 3 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeituiw 64 16 Pages THURSDAY March 25 cents USPS 377880 Reagan missile plan gets good reception LOS ANGELES AP President Reagans offer to trim the number of nuclear missiles to be deployed in Europe if the Soviets pare their arsenal of mediumrange warheads is being well received by Americas European But the man who negotiated the SALT II treaty for the United States says the Soviets probably will find theres nothing in it for There was no immediate official response from Moscow as Reagan prepared to further explain the policy shift in a speech today to the Los Angeles World Affairs But American arms expert Paul War in To the extent that it appears to call for equality of warheads between the United States and the Soviet it would mean that the Soviets if they made a 50 percent cut would then be confronted with the entire deployment of American groundlaunched cruise missiles and Pershing Warnke Reagan is en route to a fourday holiday weekend at his ranch near Santa Barbara and stopped in Los Angeles to make a speech originally billed as a major arms policy Administration officials had said privately that Reagan would announce in the speech the expected shift from his proposal to ban all and Soviet missiles aimed at when it was learned that most European newspapers would miss the speech because of holiday Reagan summoned NATO ambassadors to the White House and announced the essence of his new negotiating position before departing for the West The NATO who had been con sulted before the proposal was put on the negotiating table in Geneva earlier this said in a statement that it represents a significant step designed to move the talks toward conclusion of an fair and verifiable arms control The Kremlin customarily does not respond immediatefy to major policy and American officials said Soviet negotiators had been asked not to reject the plan out of hand without Hiving it See Page 16 SWAT coverup County SWAT team member Jim Payne aplies camouflage makeup to Preston Overstreet prior to a team exercise Wed nesday at the Texas Industries cement Staff photo by Cindy Richardson plant north of New The exercise was held at an abandoned house which the company and the suspects to be flushed out were holed up Local elections ataglance NBISD Place 7 Bob Self Place 5 Gladys Bartling Bonnie Uhr Denson Christina Zamora Ronald Dalrymple Rudy Reimer Place 6 David Cook Jose Valdemar Espinoza CISD At Large Erwin Lehmann Selden Becker Garden Ridge Adoption of a onepercent city sales and use tax Yes No Mayor Bob Kolstad Paul Davis Place 2 Neil Craigmile Robert Howey Place 3 Robert Harmon Ben White City Charter Amendment I Election of four council members by geographical districts and three Yes No Amendment II Fill vacancies on City Council by a majority vote at a special election 120 days after vacancy Yes No Amendment III Authorize City Manager to contract for budgeted items not exceeding without further City Council Yes No Amendment IV Delete paragraph in charter providing for fluoridation of city water No Fluoride fracas opponents disagree on health safeguards ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer With so many and letters to the editor floating around its easy to get But the Texas Department of Health still maintains that fluoridated water is a benefit to the com and that theres never been a clinically substantiated case harm to anyone from drinking optimally uuoi idated Health department research has been supported by the Comal County Dental the Comal County Medical and in a Wednesday column by County Extension Agent Connie Local just as firmly con vinced that fluoride is a bad have joined with a vocal group of private citizens in presenting articles and studies they show fluoride to be a health Lehr of the Lehr Chiropractic Clinic said Wednesday that these citizens had been accused of using scare He did not deny but From our point er UM This potent Each side claims to have all the and they dont seem to agree on a single Some of the antifluoridationists stress freedom of They dont think its right to massmedicate an entire population against the will of some A Fluoride put out by the American Dental says that fluoride doesnt qualify as a medication because it doesnt treat or cure tooth It merely prevents in much the same way chlorine added to public water supplies prevents bacterial Linda Crossett of the State Bureau of Dental Health says she can kind of accept the freedomofchoice says antifluoridationists other claims that fluoridated water causes allergic and bone deterioration that its a slow poison ac cumulating in the body over a period of years that it can actually rather than help teeth are The only fluoriderelated death on record had nothing to do with drinking the A dialysis patient in died when hospital technicians failed to deionize the water used in his Its standard pratice to remove all trace elements from water used in dialysis and Crossett said the fatal incident was the result of a combination of Thats one of Lehrs points errors do and what might one do to New Braunfels Weve already had one spill he referring to an incident last August which delayed the start of fluoridation in New They were afraid it the hydroflosilic acid was going to leak into the It But he See Page 16 Fluorides cost says By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Saturdays election will determine whether fluoride stays in the citys water For Bob Utilities the end results could mean was spent for who described himself as the man who either turns off the valve or keeps it open after isnt bitter over the fluoridation And hes quick to say hes not in the position to take a stand for or against the But the practical side of the issue boils down to dollars and and Sohn provided the Fluoridation of the citys water system was approved by a 15 vote margin in the To set it in including consulting engineers and total cost was Utilities received from the state in grant funds for a leftover balance of in acid leaks were located at Well 4 at the base of the Balcones Escarpment off Highway 46 and Well 5 at the edge of the Landa Park Golf Vandalism was strongly and still remains a Whether the theory is ever proven or the total cost of implementing fluoridation jumped to every dollar we spend as a Utilities comes from We have two basic ways of generating revenues bonds and which are earmarked for and Sohn When we spend that kind of money its going to come out of For the water and sewer departments have been operating in the So Sohn said a rate increase in those areas is regardless of the outcome of Saturdays I wont deny that fluoridation is on the list of reasons why rates are going to have to go but its at the It is just one part of that and there are many other the manager Weve spent the If fluoridation is we have to collect it If it we still have to get it But at if fluoridation we wont have spent for What about the from the state If fluoride is removed from the citys water will those funds have to be paid back and Sohn said in If the state gives us money and we use it for the stated we dont See Page 16 Fluoride decision Saturday Chemical truck burns small area evacuated Inside Texas AP A chemical truck spewed toxic fumes across Interstate 20 early forcing and then ex ploded and caught fire as authorities the Department of Public Safety A stretch of the highway between Tyler and Longview in East Texas was closed for several hours and authorities evacuated a twomile area north of the highway as wind blew the fumes in that said DPS Bill The Kenneth and his wife of Salt Lake were treated and released from Laird Memorial Hospital here after inhaling some of the Cody said another truck driver radioed Newman at about to tell him fumes were seeping from the back of his refrigerated Newman pulled into a tavern parking unhooked the rig and pulled The truck was carrying plastic containers of a peroxide that vaporizes when mixed with Cody Authorities watched the closed down the highway and began evacuating Cody but reopened the highway at and cancelled the evacuation as wind dissipated the toxic fumes to a safe About 2Vi hours Cody the truck exploded and caught spewing toxic smoke across the higway and over a wider area of Smith and Gregg he The highway was again closed and an evacuation was commenced again until shortly before 10 when authorities determined the wind had again dissipated the fumes and the danger had Firefighters just let the fire burn itself Cody Officers did not know immediately how the fire An undetermined number of residents living in the sparsely populated located on the border between Gregg and Smith were the DPS Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm increasing cloudiness and mostly cloudy Friday with a 30 percent chance of Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph becoming southerly near 15 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at NBA Settlement Reached Just as the HeraldZeitung was going to the Associated Press reported that The National Basketball Association and its players union agreed on a tentative contract just two days before a threatened strike that would have interrupted the final two weeks of the COMICS DEAR SPORTS TV Parks bracing for Easter As of Thursday The Other Place on the Comal had about two units left unreserved for the Easter said Faye Birkelbach at the Betty Erdman at Camp Warnecke reported that resort to be about half with most of the expected to arrive Guadalupe Outpost had more Saturday reser A desk clerk said Thursday morning that six of the 50 rooms were still open for and only three for the rest of the We have lots of people coming in on Saturday and Sunday and staying for three or four I guess around a lot of schools have their breaks after she No matter which way you count New Braunfels1 summer tourist industry has just about Easter weekend is is generally considered to be the official start of the summer There are indications that this one may not start as fast as some As Court the citys Director of Parks and Recreation put It all depends on the Wintry temperatures dampened the official first day of as well as several other days last Although a few ad venturous souls have tried the water sports may not seem all that attractive just Landa Resort reports a lot of openings for this Thielemans heard theres a 30 percent chance of See Page li
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