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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                l TJOX o New Braunfels Ntw Tixas Hvrald 92 70 FRIDAY April 25 cents 16 Sections USPS 377880 amendment still loses New tally shows proposal lost by one vote By DYANNE FRY and ROBERT JOHNSON Staff writers The tie was broken but the result was still the same fluoride will remain in the New Braunfels water sup ply Amendment which would have ended fluoridation of city ended in a flat footed tie after Saturdays city charter election votes and votes But when the votes were recounted the count was A vote for the amendment was a vote against and vice Since the amendment needed a majority vote to a tie actually meant failure by one City Attorney John Chunn had Amendment supporters asked for a recount as a hoping to pick up that lone the three recount committee members came up with five additional votes two and three Each box had at least one change except for New Braunfels Presbyterian The biggest changes came in the First United Methodist Church and absentee An additional three no votes were counted at the making the total 335 284 against instead of 335 Two more yes votes and one less no vote were counted in the absentee making the total 81 120 against instead of An additional no vote was also counted at Eagles making that total The which included Clinton Jan Estes and Erna drew praise from City Secretary Veronica I was very impressed with the she They were very conscientious and did a very good Sarkozi and Harold who represented fluoridation opponents who sought the were the only other persons present besides committee The recount began at 9 and ended at 3 Results were See Page 8A 35 36 Health Fair check Jim chairman of the local chapter of the American Cancer takes a look at his risk of cancer as the computer prints the results of a cancer risk assessment Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Tests like these will be included in the Comal County Health which will be held from 14 Saturday at Canyon High Offtheduff remark Bullocks criticism off From staff and wire reports After Comptroller Bob Bullock told freshmen House members Thursday that they would have almost a billion dollars less to work with in writing a new state he get off your ass and get to State Representative Edmund Kuempel R Seguin didnt take too kindly to Bullocks Perhaps Bullock should stick to race Kuempel quipped The representative was referring to a recent incident in where Bullock was ticketed for driving 106 who addressed the lawmakers at a Thursday breakfast blamed a vacuum in legislative leadership for lack of action on state spending in the face of decreasing The Senate leaves it up to the House and the House acts like it isnt the comptroller Kuempel doesnt agree with that He Bullock is paid to do a Were elected to do and we will get it the representative I think Bullock is talking just to hear himself We havent even gotten our first glance at the House Appropriations Bill its still in But were pressing forward with We will hold up our and if it takes working until 2 in the morning like last thats what well Since Bullock has lopped more than billion off his revenue which now stands at Lawmakers may not spend more than the amount of his Bullock warned the freshmen that voters will eat you alive for approving the Legislative Budget Boards appropriation which is billion more than the budget for the last twoyear spending I recommend you junk the LBB Just throw it out the Bullock Bullock has said reductions in revenues from state sales taxes are the big reason for the latest drop in expected available spending A drop in oil and gas revenues hasnt You better get off your ass and get to Bullock told the freshmen House because theres a lot of people depending on They havent got a whole lot more time to be messing with and theyre going to send you home for Kuempel said the general feeling in the legislature is to live within our For weve spent money not but more than we should We should have been saving some all this and we Kuempel We got to learn See PageSA Savage trial to begin Monday By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Two headlinegrabbing trials will occupy the 207th District Court in New Braunfels With Jury selection to begin the in voluntary manslaughter trial of William Dale Savage is a 95percent sure Court Ad ministrator Martin Allen The Savage case is 1 on the court and as of presstime no motion of continuance had been filed by Savages Richard Wood of San The four counts of involuntary manslaughter Savage stem from an accident on Highway in which his 1970 Volkswagen allegedly struck and killed four members of the Ruben Sauceda 22nd District Court Judge Charles Ramsay denied a change of venue motion involving the Savage case on Wood wanted the trial moved from New Braunfels because of widespread media exposure to the accident and its possible connection with the Wurstfest on May a trial thats sure to capture its share of statewide headlines will begin here with jury Juan Raymond Ortiz is charged with murdering Ramon one of four Salvadorans found shot to death near the Brazos River after they had been smuggled into the United A mistrial was declared on Ortiz behalf last month in Richmond by Fort Bend County Judge Reagan The judge then asked 207th District See PageSA Louisiana flood waters force residents to flee NEW ORLEANS AP Four Louisiana rivers were surging to record heights today and Dave Treen declared a state of emergency in 14 parishes after almost a foot of rain paralyzed parts of New Treen also dispatched 86 mobile National Guard units around the state to assist neighborhoods hit by what meteorologists said was the worst flooding in affecting an estimated We have a very severe the governor said after over seeing a sandbagging operation in Baton Were taking all the measures we possibly can and hopefully we wont have any lifethreatening Rain continued early but with less intensity than the heavy storms that soaked southeastern Louisiana with up to 20 inches of rain Wednesday and Thur Three men drowned in two separate incidents Wednesday when their vehicles became trapped in the This is the worst flooding weve ever said Mack White of the East Baton Rouge sheriffs Just about every subdivision out here is Its definitely the worst flood that this citys had in modern said Aaron mayor in the lowlying New Orleans suburb of About people had to evacuate their Treen New Orleans 1 million residents spent much of Thursday without phone service after water surged into South Central Bells main office via underground cable Crews worked frantically to restore but it remained spotty in many areas Gail a spokeswoman for American Telephone Telegraph said water knocked out power to the main office and disabled switching machines controlling both local and longdistance In New hit with 11 inches of rain in 11 streets were eerily silent as businesses and services shut down There was no no mail and little traffic as most residents stayed On historic Charles trolley lines were under water and blocked with abandoned Floodwaters lapped at the doorsteps of plush But the French Quarter remained high and dry and it was business as usual on Bourbon By early most of the flash flooding had receded but officials said worries were far from over elsewhere in The National Weather Service said the Amite River would crest today at feet in Denham 12 feet higher than its banks and a halffoot higher than the record set in April The effect would be widespread severe the weather service Sections of the Comite River were 2 to 3 feet above the 1977 The Tickfaw and the Pearl were also at record or near record Inside Todays Weather It will be cloudy and cool today with a slight chance of becoming partly cloudy and rather cool and sunny and warmer Winds will be north to northwest near 15 mph and north 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at The extended outlook says Sunday will be like with partly cloudy skies and a little warmer with highs in the low Lockhart Whips Rangers The Lockhart Lions destroyed the Smithson Valley Rangers Thursday night with a 130 Ranger coach Stan Irvine says the loss was due to the layoff during spring See Page Unicorn Relays Begin The New Braunfels track team will host the annual Unicorn Relays Saturday minus the Completing their season today with the district the girls will not be eligible for the 12 team Sea Page Hope for Braniff Bankrupt Braniff International appeared dead after a deal with PSASouthwest Airlines fell through last But hope is thanks to a new proposal from the Hyatt See SB RELIGIOUS TV 2A Homeless Louisianans tell of escapes from record floods NEW ORLEANS AP Babies slept on tabletops as evacuees described their loss and terror from the surging waters that forced them into impromptu shelters in floodstricken central and southeast Its Youre so said Jeanne whose home near a canal in New Orleans Gentilly section was Sanders and her spent Thursday night high and dry with about 70 others in a cafeteria at Our Lady of the Sea set up as a shelter by the Red The Sanders had to be rescued at the height of flash The water was up to said police officer Tom waving his hand just below his It was She was crying and he was half lying in and the water was The mattresses were floating and the cedar chest was floating around the living Up to 20 inches of rain left thousands of homes in southern Louisiana under water as rivers rose to record Rain continued and forecasters warned that more was on the Other evacuees told their stories with the calm acceptance that comes from seeing many floods hit Louisianas lowlying Rose Hushfield of the New Orleans suburb of Arabi said it was the third time her house was You get to where there are no more she You take it as it But for the effects of the drenching rain came as an un welcome I was lying in my bed when all of a sudden I felt the water coming into said Herman Kirk of a suburb of New He said he and his Ger immediately left their trailer home and slept in a service station before shifting to a Red Cross shelter at Lincoln Elementary Children and babies slept on tabletops or camp some en tertained by Red Cross Many evacuees were lucky to get out with a suitcase often wading through water several feet deep as cars proved less useful than Rose Hushfield of the New Orleans suburb of Arabi said it was the third time her house was You get to where there are no more she You take it as it In Denham Springs to the nor where longtime residents have seen many a people were shocked nonetheless as water came sloshing into their homes and Lia owner of Fine Line a furniture said she and her husband had been in the store since 1 Thursday getting mer chandise off the Just a few miles down the near Baton Desire a resident in a trailer said she had never seen anything like Thursdays Its the worst Ive ever Seventyseven and 79 were nothing like she   

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