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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Corn New Braunfels Herald Texas 75 FRIDAY April 25 cents 18 Pages2 Sections USPS 3T7880J Jury gives Savage stiff fine By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer William Dale Savage will serve a 10 year sentence on street for the involuntary manslaughter of Ruben Shortly after noon a Comal County jury handed down the 10year probated sentence and a Those same 12 people had found the Fort Sam Houston private guilty Wednesday of one count of involuntary Sauceda his wife and their two small children were struck and killed on Highway 81 West by Savages 1970 Volkswagen faced up to 10 years in With the jurys recom mendation for he wont spend one day behind unless he violates the conditions of his I want you to understand that probation is actually serving your sentence on the 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfcuffer This jury has gone way out on a limb for and I expect you to live up to this probation to the Savage stood before the judges bench and listened to some of the restrictions he must observe for the next 10 Pfeuffer said the court may order Savage to pay restitution to the Sauceda family for medical and burial and if that is the determination of the you must the judge Then Pfeuffers voice got as he told Savage to face the jury and tell them he wouldnt let them Savage I and added a soft thank Just what the felony conviction will do to Savages military career has yet to be A spokesperson for Fort Sam Houston said there would be a lot of judgmental decisions on the part of Savages some of those people testified on behalf of Savages good character during the punishment phase of the In his closing arguments District Attorney Bill Schroeder had asked the jury for prison What time Bill Savage spends in prison may save other Isnt that a fair trade a part for a he But defense attorney Rick Woods begged the jury not to use his client as a send him to prison for something weve all done The jury deliberated an hour and 20 minutes before returning the probated Visibly Schroeder said after Thursdays I wont know until next week exactly what Im going to do with the other three involuntary manslaughter counts against These were 12 good and they have And right I dont see any need to go through this William Savage the defen dants said he hoped everyone is satisfied that Bill has been punished It was a terrible and hell live with it Todays Weather It will be clear and mild clear and cool and sunny and mild Saturday in Comal Winds will be from the northeast near 10 mph becoming light and variable Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Inside RELIGIOUS General manager Ken Brannies at podium and board president Curtis Bremer Stuff photo by John Sentar Phone coop eyes higher local rates BySANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Spokesmen for the Guadalupe Valley Telephone GTVC painted a dismal picture of the future for telephone customers at their 28th annual meeting By it will cost per month just to have a said David assistant He blames the trend to higher costs on the federal governments deregulation of the telephone in Biermann predicted that toll rates on long distance calls would go down 30 to 40 percent at the same time a customer would have to make the equivalent of per month worth of long distance calls at todays rates before the lower rates would offset higher local The deregulation of the industry has flung us into a competitive arena where we will either or go said Curtis president of the GVTC board of The telephone industry is changing so rapidly that we are fin ding it difficult to understand it he He was quick to tell the packed Civic Center audience that we intend not only to but to Bremer said the way the GVTC plans to do this is to diversify and expand its We can supplement our revenues to keep rates as low as Bremer At the 1982 annual owner See Page 10A Down to the wire Good news Inflation rate declined for first quarter of 83 WASHINGTON AP Wholesale driven down by cheaper fell percent in March and calculated for the years first three the government said Energy prices overall fell percent for the the fourth straight Gasoline prices tumbled 6 percent and home heating oil prices dropped For the energy prices overall plunged percent at an annual Not since 1976 have wholesale prices fallen for a full calendar the Labor Department said in releasing todays price The economys JanuaryMarch performance was the best for any quarter since The report lent fresh support to economists predictions for all of inflation at the wholesale level may be less than 1 which would be the economys best showing since the mid At the White Martin President Reagans chief economic said ad ministration officials were very pleased with the way the economy is noting a separate report today that said industrial production rose percent last called the reports very good economic As for last food prices rose their second monthly Vegetable prices soared percent in an apparent reflection of bad growing weather in the agricultural regions of Beef and veal prices rose 3 percent pork prices were up Poultry prices tumbled But the higher food prices were more than wiped out by the good news on energy The overall energy price decline outpaced the previous months percent Energy prices had percent in the January The only dark cloud on the energy front today was the percent increase posted for natural gas Those prices had risen percent in the preceding The energy prices reported today were actually for February those calculations lag a month behind the rest of the Department analysts say energy companies report their prices too late for inclusion in the most current monthly Energy prices have fallen in recent months largely because of worldwide cuts in crude oil But those reductions are not expected to trigger further retail price cuts many oil companies have recently started raising prices to retail Local taxpayers facing 6 Post Office deadline ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The bell tolls at But New Braunfels mail drops will be emptied at 6 If you want that April 15 postmark on your Internal Revenue Service it better make the Post Office by Those who miss that deadline might find a drive to San Antonio They can take it to that main post office on Perrin and probably get it post marked right up to said New Braunfels supervisor Reba The last day of the filing period is always but Smith said her office has been feeling the rush all Weve had a lot of people come in and get their returns to make sure theyre not going she Nothing could be more discouraging than filing on then having to pay a penalty because the return came back with postage And Smith says it has The IRS will not pay postage on anything that comes in she The last collection point will be the post office Both inside and outside drops will be picked up at Boxes at five other locations will be emptied between 5 and Smith Those include all three boxes on the Main and those at San Antonio and the Civic Center parking San An tonio Savings Loan parking lot and the drop at the postal service center by New Braunfels National Bank on Walnut For tax consultants and accounting this is one of the biggest days of the Thats especially true for specialty firms like Georgina coowner of the local said she and her husband Wade were experiencing the usual last minute Weve got a halfdozen people waiting right now to get returns And four of us she The last day is always sort of a walkin Terry seemed confident that her staff would make deadline in spite of We always Weve never failed she Returns are supposed to be ready by 5 and its the clients responsibility to pick his up and get it in the Block doesnt usually file for an unless the customer asks it or some of the paperwork on the return is still missing on April When you ask for an and tax is you have to make an Unlss you file 90 percent of the tax with that ex its not granted Terry In her its easier to get the return Matthews certified public prepare a fair number of corporate as well as individual Theyve filed extensions for approximately half of their said Fred Mat Some just take that and See Page 10A Apealing lunch Canyon High students enjoyed a BYOB Bring Your Own Banana luncheon courtesy of the schools Student The students supplied the and council members obligingly turned them into banana It was part of the councils alcohol awareness and the split lunch was designed to prove a good time can be had without Thats Myra Skolaut doling out the chocolate with able assistance from exchange student Taiana Mora middle and Loretta The program ends with Wagon Weekend this as students asked people to sign up to go on the wagon and off alcohol Friday through Staff photo by John Senter Troopers still investigating FM 725 wreck State troopers still havent filed a final report on Wednesdays fatal wreck on FM Unofficial accounts indicate that John Henry now listed in fair condition in the Bexar County Medical Centers surgical intensive care was driving on the wrong side of the Marie driver of the other car was dead at the A family member told a Texas Highway Patrol clerk Friday that a River Bend was on her way home from church in New Braunfels when the accident A Guadalupe County resident who drove past the scene of the accident Thursday said marks and debris from the automobiles were on the southbound side of the which would indicate the ac cident took place in Scheels It is believed to have been a headon No charges have yet been filed against the 37year old who now lists a River Bend The accident occurred at just over the Guadalupe County Goforth suffered head and internal and spent most of Thursday in surgery at Medical A hospital spokesman said he was being watched very closely Friday Services for will be conducted at 10 Saturday in the Zoeller Funeral Home The Al Houk of New Braunfels Christian Church will and she will be buried in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Scheel was born March in Marlin to Charles and Virgie Cook She was a secretary and IBM operator for New Braunfels Leather and had lived here four She is survived by her Douglas Scheel her Virgie Abbott of South Houston a Vickie Sherrill Scheel of Houston a Lawrence Joslin of Splendora a Joann Harvey of South Houston a Charles Bryant of Ma this and five Memorials may be given to the book library at New Braunfels Christian
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