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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Ttxas HeraldZeitunfl rtrt M O0 n A O WEDNESDAY April 25 cents 92 78 36 Sections USPS 377880 Two inmates end fast Courthouse picketed By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Two of four county jail inmates fasting since Friday have broken their hunger while picketers marched outside the Comal County Courthouse Wednesday in support of their Inmates Richard Willis and Gilbert Gonzales ate an evening meal Tuesday and breakfast Their Juan Lopez and Margahto are still on a liquid rliot of orange coffee and The signtoting protestors showed up around 8 headed by Virginia She called her group of mostly women the Committee of Justice for and said they formed ranks Tuesday They numbered between 1015 and plan to march a halfcircle around the courthouse until 6 The protest centers around a 10 year probated sentence William Dale Savage received last week for killing Ruben Sauceda in a traffic ac cident Savage was indicted for four counts of involuntary man because Saucedas pregnant wife and their two small children were also Savage was tried for the death of Sauceda in 207th District and was given 10 years probation and a The four inmates initiated the hunger saying they would not eat until Savage was tried Some of the signs the marchers were carrying Wednesday read Outlaw Legal Justice Is Not Being and Savage or The two inmates who havent eaten since Friday are being considered for indictments by a Comal County Grand See Page 12A Recovery New GNP data shows improved economy in 83 WASHINGTON AP The economy grew at an annual rate of percent in the first three months of this the fastest pace in two years and the strongest signal yet that recovery from the 198182 recession had government figures in dicated The new growth rate was hardly robust in comparison with other recoveries of the last several And it was slower than the 4 percent rate government economists had projected in their first estimate before the quarter even the report was still moderately good news after the string of declines and tiny gains that had followed the increase at a rate of percent in the first quarter of just before the recession The Commerce Department reported that inflationadjusted gross national product the broadest measure of economic activity rose to an annual rate of trillion in the justended JanuaryMarch Before such the GNP rose percent to a rate of The report also gave apparently conflicting figures on It said the broadbased GNP im plicit price deflator increased at an annual rate of percent in the first the highest rate since the final quarter of On the other it also said the GNP fixedweighted price index rose at a rate of just the lowest since The fixedweighted index assumes that the same types of goods were being produced in early 1983 as in past while the deflator takes into Staff photo by John Senter See Page 12A Protesters hold picket signs in front of the Courthouse New faces to appear in CISD By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A major staff reorganization was finalized Tuesday night by Comal Independent School District Gone are two of three assistant superintendents Victoria Post and Jim Russell who both resigned in The remaining assistant superintendent Arlen Tieken will change roles in 198384 to Director of Community At the February board the contract for Lilla Mae presently principal at Smithson Valley High was not renewed after a fourhour executive Larry principal of Bulverde Middle joined the resignation ranks Tuesday after being offered only a oneyear contract at the February Also in the board created a Director of Personnel position to be filled by James and hired Sylvia Gay Watson as the districts sole Assistant Superin tendent for Both contracts were for two on a probationary Cogdill has since filed an appeal with the Commissioner of protesting her non Her argument is that her contract was not Edgar Willhelm said She came here in March of and was not renewed in March of The state law defines probationary con tracts at two but tne corn See Page 12A Pit dogs willing to fight and die gamely Second In a series Mike not his real name lives in Atascosa and is quite willing to talk about but He has attended three including one in where he fought a He stressed that he can only speak about what he has seen at the and what he knows from other Theres not a whole lot going on maybe once a he There are a lot of backyard but thats more like He has not been involved in the practice for some time because of illegality and concern for his childrens When Mike talks about being in favor of dogfighting he does not in clude these backyard or those where pit bulls are given other breeds or types of People that do something like thats he Theyre at the bottom of the Theyre just They get everyone against the I cant see feeding a puppy or a cat to a Thats cruel because the animal not the pit bull doesnt have a He says he has never attended a fight like but he has heard people bragging about I guess they do it for the pure sadistic pleasure of They want the dog to be everything theyre I despise he Mike attended and participated in sanctioned ones he says are run by serious people who breed and fight pit who care about keeping their fighting dogs in top Those dogs dont want for anything when they are out of the he A person who has put up that kind of money is going to take care of the He does not think dogfighting is cruel when it is done by these even though he estimates about half of the dogs What is he is that the dog be willing to fight until he if This is referred to as the dogs A game dog will fight until it dies or whichever comes An average contest lasts about one 15 but a good contest can last two he After a dog wins three fights he is considered a and is usually retired and used for Mike Hes an outstanding dog if he gets that Mikes wife feels differently about Ive never been to she Ive never wanted to It just doesnt appeal to A dog is something you love and pet and Dogs are To the dogfight the dogs are There are large sums of money involved at the Each owner has to put up money Mike paid to fight his and entry fees cost spectators about per person per Gambling is heavy and it is not unusual to see large sums change Mike estimated to was bet at the fight he entered in That is one major factor in the flourishing practice of Another is the prestige and pride an owner gets when he has a game Its the fact that you were able to do something the other man you were able to get good bloodlines and bring that The fighting supporters believe that gameness is bred into the pit and that they are preserving the strain that makes the dogs They are trying to breed and con dition a superior The serious breeder is working toward a serious goal a fighting Thats the reason theyre pit bulls put here Mike adding that fighting is Their number one purpose is that theyre a combat People holler its but the dogs they love They were put here for that The breeders are giving them the chance to I dont think its cruel if the dogs are fought by a reputable breeder whose done everything he can to bring the dog to its he The point is that he the dog is game even if he dies ThursdayThe dogfight and the investigator who breaks it NBISD board receives 101 applications to replace Hendricks By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer New Braunfels School Pete Hendricks has got a pretty popular A total of 101 persons have applied for who has served as superintendant of the New Braunfels Independent School District for 17 plans to give that job up on June Applications were due the threemember screening committee set up to review the applications has narrowed it down to 15 said school board member Rudy head of the Reimer was not really surprised at the number of applicants since the district has got an excellent reputation especially he There are only five other school districts including Houston and Dallas that have a higher bond he But the district is not the only at said He credited many of the applications because of the area were of folks would like to live With a good school district and a good an ideal situation to move Reimer noted in a telephone interview He is hoping that his committee which consists of fellow school board members Garland Lloyd and Bob Self will have narrowed down the possible applicants to six or seven very These applicants will then be contacted for personal interviews with the committee and the school A final recommendation to the board will probably not come until June 15 or later although Reimer is hoping his group will have a recommendation by June But that may be he said of the June 1 noting that May is traditionally a busy month for the school board and its The age range of the 15 applicants now being considered is 42 to Reimer noting that only one of the applicants is from outofstate Some of the applicants are he Hendricks decided to retire earlier this year and first announced his plans during an executive session of the school board in His final resignation did not until At that time Hendricks said there was no particular reason why he wanted to step down as superin tendant other than to say that he was ready to Inside Todays weather Theres a 20 percent chance of showers this afternoon in Comal Otherwise it will be partly cloudy and warm through Thursday with highs in the low80s and EastSoutheast winds 10 15 Tonights low should be near Thur sday will be mostly to partly cloudy with con siderable low cloudiness in the High will be in the Sunset tonight will be at 7 with sunrise Thursday at Rangers 1 The Smithson Valley Rangers moved into first place in District 263A baseball by defeating the Cole Cougars The Rangers are now 20 in district See Page Go Out Swinging New Braunfels pitcher Bobby Tristan struck out 12 Tuesday as the Unicorns dropped the Lockhart Lions In other local the Canyon Cougars fell to district leading Fredericksburg also by the score Speedball pitcher Michael Friedrich picked up his tenth See Page 12A TV Nuclear shock Supreme Court upholds states ban WASHINGTON AP The Supreme in a stunning setback to the nuclear power ruled today that states may ban new nuclear plants until the federal government devises a safe method for disposing of radioactive In a 90 the court upheld a moratorium on new nuclear plants enacted by California in The rejecting legal arguments by the Reagan said that state power to limit development of commercial reactors is not completely preempted by federal The decision comes at a time when the future of nuclear power is already in some doubt because of costs to build new plants and safety fears raised by the accident in 1979 at Pennsylvanias Three Mile Todays decision does not deal directly with regulation of existing nuclear Justice Byron writing for the said a lower court ruling which upheld Californias moratorium was correct in saying that the promotion of nuclear power is not to be ac complished at all Congress has allowed the states to determine as a matter of economics whether a nuclear plant visavis a fossil fuel plant should be White Congress has left sufficient authority in the states to allow the development of nuclear power to be slowed or even stopped for economic At least five states besides California have halted new nuclear plants and four have placed restrictions on their A number of other states are seeking to limit the transport or disposal of nuclear waste within their But todays ruling did not deal specifically with that in adopting its said it was See Page 12A County panel outlines river plan ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Theyre still a little stumped on the issue of property and the logistics of charging a users fee to recreation But the Comal County Growth and Development Committee drafted its final recommendation on how to handle the burgeoning use of the Guadalupe River course Tuesday The 12page backed by a dozen addendums containing background in formation and survey will be presented to the Commissioners Court as soon as committee members Tim Darilek and Dorris Brown can get it typed and bound into final the report calls for the establishment of a Water Oriented Recreation to be ad ministered through the county government and supported by special Since the Commissioners Court under present law has no power to pass ordinances or establish special such a WORA would require special per mission from the Texas there are A committee member noted Tuesday night that Val Verde on the TexasMexico has See Page 12A
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