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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald Ntw Texas 92 67 TUESDAY April 25 cents Fluoridation ballots to be counted again ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Results of Saturdays vote on an amendment deleting flouride from the city charter wont be official until late this at the City Council found no mistakes in arithmetic when the votes were canvassed Monday The tally on Amendment IV was still to Since it takes a majority vote to change the city City Attorney John Chunn concluded that the amendment had and that New Braunfels Utilities should continue to fluoridate the citys citizens opposed to one more vote could make all the difference in the So theyve called for a City Council appointed a committee of three disinterested citizens and set the starting time for 9 The committee will closet itself with the ballot boxes at City and will check and recheck the votes until chairman Clinton Ludwig is satisfied theyre counted said City Manager It may take more than one Council will have to certify the results within two days after Ludwig makes his official which may mean calling an emergency Also serving on the recount committee are Jan Estes and Erna Harold designated representative of the group that requested the will be allowed to sit in the room and A recount petition was filed at City Hall late Monday by attorney Melvin who also helped draw up the January petition that put Amendment IV on Saturdays In a close City Council only an interested party for the defeated candidate is entitled to ask for a Chunn When youre voting on a measure instead of a any 25 people acting jointly may file a Mondays petition bore 76 accompanied by voter registration Council members agreed the city staff should verify those names and numbers before proceeding with the With their the citizens left a as required by If a new count swings the election in favor of Amendment recount expenses including the salaries of committee at per hour will be borne by the If the petitioners will have to pay the Mayor Stratemann notified earlier in the day that a recount would be had already contacted Schwab and Estes about serving on the He said all three had served as election judges or clerks in the none of them worked on Saturdays which would have disqualified them as disinterested Staff photo by Dyanne Fry Attorney Melvin Nolte right and Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo check recount requirements Lastditch effort saves satellite Inside CAPE AP The worlds largest and most ex pensive communications vital to Americas space tumbled out of control for several hours today after release from the shuttle NASA reported it had regained but it was unclear how effective the satellite could The question was whether ground controllers could maneuver the 2Mi million satellite to its planned stationary orbit miles Trackers estimated the payload was in a distorted orbit ranging from about to miles and it could not be fully effective on that Experts consulted computers to determine if stabilizing gas jets aboard the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite could be used to shift the craft into stationary There is some possibility it could be said Julian a spokesman for which built the The satellite has some on board propulsion capability and the technical issue now is its ability to move the satellite into the proper Challenger commander Paul Weitz and his pilot Karol Bobko and mission specialists Story Musgrave and Donald who had ejected the satellite from their cargo bay late were in a sleep period when the trouble They were in the second day of the second shuttles maiden An hour after the deployed the rocket fired successfully to propel the package on its way to the high The problem arose about 6 after the rocket ignited a second to try to arrest the satellite in the stationary The resulting egg shaped orbit indicates an engine misfire which sent the satellite tumbling with the rocket stage at After hours of Mission Control in Houston calculated a way to separate the heavy rocket stage from the satellite and then to com mand the small jets to halt the tumbling Todays Weather Spring has taken another powder in Comal leaving temperatures in the chilly range Tuesday with a wind chill factor of 29 degrees at cold and bitter winds will continue through with a 40 percent chance of light rain or Lake wind advisories are out for with northerly gusts expected at 1525 miles per Winds will slow to 15 mph v Wolfpack Nips Cougars Whoever said North Carolina State was a team of destiny was right on the The Pack upset in Mondays NCAA championship as Cozell McQueen rammed a missed shot through at the The Cougars Achilles heel lousy freethrow shooting set up the winning See Page 7 2 4 56 3 TV 2 Setting a date Jail bond issue scheduled for May 7 By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer County voters will be asked to go to the polls May 7 to approve a million bond issue to pay for a new county which wont be If the bond issue it would mean a 3to4 cent increase in the county tax County Auditor Bate Bond The May 7th set by Commissioners Court will be four days after the New Braunfels Independent School Districts million bond The court did not decide on a specific jail although the facility will be built on one of the three locations recommended by the courtappointed jail site selection County Judge Fred Clark These three include a 12acre tract off Hanz Drive between Loop 337 and Gruene Road a 9acre tract off Water Lane adjacent to Loop 337 between West San Antonio Street and IH 35 and a acre tract on North Walnut Avenue along the MissouriPacific Railroad Commissioners have asked that a preliminary appraisal be done on the Hanz Drive site the committees first and the Water Lane Cost of building the jail plus lack of land for future were the main reasons why the court didnt pick that Clark estimated that total costs for the downtown site would be near not including land and costs for a parking area or On either piece of property off Loop it would cost about the same to build a jail Clark Construction costs alone on either of two sites would be approximately architect Christopher DiStephano of Houston said last On Clark added another million in other costs to DiStehanos figure to reflect the total cost of the new jail on either The judges figures included architects fees percent of construction a 6 percent in flationary factor to buy the land for new equipment for the Sheriffs Department once its moved in the new and an undetermined amount to buy the Doep penschmidt Even though the court turned down the Doep penschmidt property for the new it still in cluded it in the bond package for future expansion of county The Doeppenschmidt site behind the Cour thouse on West Mill Street drew much support from the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Mer See Page 12 High winds damage lake electric lines By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The 50 mphplus winds that blew through New Braunfels Friday left behind uprooted small power and severe marina damage at Canyon Canyon Lake Marina on the north side of the lake on FM sustained damage estimated at over a half million The power of the wind dragged the marina and pushed it against the That caused the marinas outer edges to damaging a lot of boats in the said Bill marina general But on the east side of the Cranes Mill Marina was spared from the winds That was the whole objective of moving from the west to the east side of Cranes Mill co owner Bill Earth We wanted to get away from the wind and the debris buildup from high And Friday proved it moving the marina The relocation began two years ago with advice from Corps of and finally clearance through We began construction in May of and are about 95 percent We should be finished by June A lake wind advisory is in effect for but the National Weather Service in San Antonio said winds wouldnt be as severe as Winds will be from the north at 1525 mph and gusty a spokesman we recorded winds over 52 mph at the San Antonio Air The winds Friday were expensive for the New Braunfels where damage estimates are in the Frank electrical distribution said most of the poles that were blown over were replaced We did have numerous small power because of tree limbs falling on service wires or taking out There were related incidents with advertising damaging Panebianco But there were no large scale the largest affected area involing North to Union Streets to Lincoln and Union City public works crews dealt with flying trash can and were called on downed limbs at various The biggest item was a felled blocking a portion of the Eden Home parking The biggest problem Canyon Reservoir Manager Philip Parsley had from the wind was It blew all over th and will take awhile to clean Parsley The wind was tough on and blew lots of tents But the most severe damage we had in the lake parks was the detachment of a courtesy dock at Jacobs and that was Trash was also a problem at Landa Parks Director Court Thieleman said when the dumpsters got close to the wind would pick up the trash and scatter it around the park grounds and even into the Park crews are still in the cleaning process from the Easter weekend and the Gasoline tax one remedy for budget State Edmund Kuempel is predicting that Texas will have to billion less to work with for its 198485 budget than was originially Kuempel RSeguin estimated Tuesday that state revenues will be that much less than what the Legislative Budget Board figured Texas Comptroller Bob whom Kuempel referred to as the racedriver will release new revenue estimates Kuempels reference was to Bullocks recent speeding Already approximately has been cut from that boards original 198445 state budget by the Senate Finance Following these initial budget a state senator from Nacogdoches was quoted as saying that the Senate com mittee was trying to force the governor and the House into a tax Since the beginning of his Kuempel has voiced his opposition to any more state But Tuesday in speaking before the New Braunfels Downtown Merchants the freshman representative conceded that there might be a tax bill considered by the If a tax bill gets through the House its going to be a new state gas said whose 46th district encompasses Kendall and Guadalupe But dont expect the tax bill to come up anytime If it comes it will be in a special session possibly one of a few special he If push comes to gas tax See Page 12 Taking items from city parks against Thieleman says Edmund Kuempel In Landa Park these its not Please Dont Eat the but rather Please Dont Dig Up the That was the message at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting Monday after Parks Director Court Thieleman brought the on off again problem to everyones In the span of one I had three people come in the parks saying people were seen digging near Park Area Oldtimers say theres an old Indian mound near Thieleman One of the people who came to the office even had a handful of Indian arrowheads he had dug Thieleman has seen everything from small spades to picks to The holes made by these tools cause mowing not to mention marring the parks Who knows Someday someone might find an old wagon or a skull or Thieleman Then how would we handle that Those artifacts are on public and belong to the A city ordinance already on the books restricts the removal of practically anything from the Violating the ordinance is considered a Class C punishable by a fine up to Thieleman said the existing ordinance was so broad in that he wasnt sure of the Board member Edward Dedeke said he back when the recommendation was made to City Council in that people were digging up shrubs and removing aquatic substance from the We wanted to stop it so thats why the or dinance is so Dedeke The ordinance puts it this way It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully pull tear dig See Page 12
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