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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas ELEMENTARY BRAUNFC box IVs 36 Crowded schools JACQUELINE SMITH Bond issue but needs havent of the proposed elementary school on FM 725 Staff photo by Cindy Richardson The reuon the New Braunfels In dependent School District Is calling or its May 3 bond election hasnt changed since 11 As with that groups first bond issue which voters turned down by 158 votes in February NBISD needs funds to renovate and expand its facilities to catch up with population According to district two of the districts six schools are currently ex ceeding enrollment In New Braunfels Middle which now has an enrollment of is expected to soon exceed its The elementary level grades are where classrooms are most Conditions were such at Lone Star and Seele Elementary that the district moved temporary buildings onto those campuses for additional But with more and more families moving to New the two tem porary buildings on Lone Star and one at Stele wont help the overcrowded con ditions for school officials have For this NBISD is proposing in Itl May 3rd bond package that a new elementary school be Of the total million million is earmarked for the construction of a new elementary With the addition of this new NBISDs elementary structure will be Hendricks said earlier this Grades first and second will be housed at the new school and Lone Star which now contains only first graders and The district has a plan for deciding what school students will go to what school depending on where the students live in the Wed redo the schools grade levels to try to come up with plenty of Hendricks said With the addition of the new grade levels at Seele now for second and third and Carl Schurz now containing grades four and will also be These two schools will be for fourth and fifth graders if the new elementary school is Grades at New Braunfels Middle School and High School will not be District officials are proposing that the new elementary school be built off County Line Road off of Old McQueeney NBISD has put a option on a 22acre tract in that area for the The new according to the bond would consist of 26 a music administrtive of special education cafetorium See BOND Page 10A New Braunfels New Texas 92 80 18 Sections FRIDAY April 25 cents USPS 377880 New controversy involves juror March inflation rate shows small increase as food prices up By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer News reports have pointed the finger at 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer for qualifying an alleged illiterate to serve on a Comal County jury last four Comal County Jail inmates have vowed to starve to death if thats what it takes to bring justice to William Dale Savage a Fort Sam Houston private given 10 years probation for in voiuntary manslaughter last week by a Comal County Estacio Guerrero was one of 12 county residents who sat on that He told KMOLTV reporter Rene Gonzales Thursday that he understands very little and didnt know what he was voting He said he Just smiled when someone smiled at and raised his hand when everyone else The problem was initially brought out during the trials punishment after the Jury had deliberated for over two A note was sent which read We have a One of the Jurors cannot He can only read or write in Judge Pfeuffer told the jurors in open court to handle the problem in this manner A 1 would mean not guilty 2 meant involuntary man slaughter and 3 meant the lesser offense of criminally negligent The jury returned 35 minutes later with the 10year probated Each juror was polled by Judge Pfeuffer with the Is this your verdict On his Guerrero answered Prior to being prospective jurors are asked a battery of ranging from Are you a citizen of the United a resident of Comal County to Can you read or write If someone has a negative response to any of the that person is asked to raise his or her He Guerrero just sat there like a Pfeuffer said I went over with the panel the usual questions He was even asked by Schroeder district attorney whether a specific question on and he understood the Procedure requires a prospective juror to take an Applications are filled questions are and at any a prospective juror is obligated to raise his or her He Guerrero violated his He never raised his hand on any of the District Attorney Bill Schroeder said The unqualified juror dispute is the latest development in the controversy surrounding the Savage A hunger strike grabbed headlines April when inmates Juan Margarito Richard Willis and Gilbert Gonzales said they would not eat until Savage was tried for all the Saucedas pregnant wife and their two small children were also killed in the traffic accident that took the life of Sauceda signtoting protestors began picketing the courthouse hailing the name The Committee of Justice for Headed by Virginia the group has promised to picket the courthouse until justice is They want at least one more A judge is supposed to ensure that jurors are Where was Judge Pfeuffer when this jury was picked Pacheco How is it possible for a jury to come to the unanimous when Estacio Guerrero doesnt read or and understands very little English Is that what Schroeder meant when he said he had done his best In addition to continued courthouse the group will hold a grand march from Monday from Eikel Park to Main VI Its time to push clocks up WASHINGTON AP For Frank an avid softball this Sunday is the Sunday hes been waiting But for John who grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy it brings back memories when his family used to keep two clocks one my Dad called Gods time to run the farm and another his mother always used to keep Its the weekend when at 2 Sunday most of the nation will usher in daylightsaving long a scourge to farmers and a blessing to sports Americans will lose an hours sleep if all goes wake up See Page 10A WASHINGTON AP Food prices soared at their sharpest rate since June to more than offset fresh falls in gasoline and fuel oil costs and send consumer prices overall up a small percent in the government said For the first three months of the prices rose at an annual rate of the smallest gain for a calendar quarter since Todays Labor Department an nouncement of March price activity means the 36 million Social Security recipients will get a costofliving increase of percent next That will be the smallest inflation adjustment since when automatic yearly increases were tied to the Consumer Price The benefit increase was percent last year and percent in The new adjustment will translate into an average increase of for a single retired worker and for a retired husband and wife who both receive The department said a percent increase in fruit and vegetable prices accounted for almost the entire food price gain of which matched the increase of last Since food prices had posted small gains or none at Todays report said in par fresh vegetable prices rose reflecting reduced supplies caused by the rain storms in California and Economists expect fruit and vegetable prices to rise even more sharply in the months partly as a result of this weeks severe frost in the South and partly because of the lingering effects of wet weather in croprich areas of the For the last 12 food prices overall have risen only Energy prices contined to fall last Gasoline prices fell a full 1 percent and stood at an average level percent below their peak of two years Fuel oil prices were down a record the fourth straight monthly Natural gas prices rose In the last 15 those prices have soared nearly 30 Analysts generally attribute the gains to congressional decontrol of newgas The modest increase in the overall inflation following five months of little or no bolstered economists predictions that the 1983 inflation rate would be as small as or even lower than last years The bright inflation news has been widely attributed to the serious which the economy is only now pulling out and the worldwide oil For the last 12 consumer prices overall have risen Syrian troop buildup worrying Israeli officials By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli officials say Syria may be gearing up for war in Lebanon but they add that Israel has no intention of launching a preventive attack and wants to avoid any action which Syria might view as a In a delegation headed by Undersecretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger arrived today to escort home the bodies of Americans slain in the bombing of the Embassy in which has an estimated troops in is sending soldiers back to positions on Lebanons eastern border they abandoned in the fall when the winter snows Israeli military sources said Israeli news reports said that the Soviet Union is rearming Syria and that Syria has staged war games both considered signs of a possible Syrian The reports originated from a background briefing Defense Minister Moshe Arens gave to Israeli military The news stories said it was not clear whether Syria was preparing a spring campaign or was adopting a defensive posture because it feared an Israeli They added that which has an estimated troops in was deliberately avoiding any action that could be read by Syria as a We do not want to have any con flict with the said a Foreign Ministry The Soviet news agency Tass charged on March 30 that Israel was planning an attack on Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin assured Syria there were no such As Eagleburgers plane touched down at the Beirut searchers combed the wreckage of the Embassys devastated cafeteria and visa section looking for two Americans and 16 Lebanese believed still buried in the The latest count listed 17 Americans and 30 Lebanese con firmed killed or presumed dead in the rubble of the sevenstory devastated by an apparent suicide bombing presidential envoy Philip Habib left Beirut for Israel after five hours of talks on with drawing foreign troops from Lebanese and Israeli officials say the talks are stalled over security arrangements in southern which is under Israeli In officials said Secretary of State George Shultz probably will go to Beirut and other Middle East capitals next In Tel censors lifted a ban on a segment of an Israeli movie that shows Jewish officers beating a West Bank Arab to make him sign over his land to Israeli DWI defendant gets two years A McQueeney man was given one of the stlffest sentences ever by a Comal County CourtatLaw Judge Thursday for driving while George Woodruff was sentenced to two years In the county Jail and fined in a trial before the Presiding Judge Ron app also impended Woodruffs drivers license for one The charge against Woodruff stemmed from a twocar collision on FM 1V4 milM from on August William Eugene of New and a passenger in Woodruffs was killed in the But document in tlw court file noted Caldwell wasnt the first victim of Woodruffs driving Earlier in Woodruff WM found guilty of in voluntary and sentenced to six months hard labor by the Army in Fort He was later discharged with a bad conduct His discharge papers stated that while stationed in killed Private Kevin by operating a vehicle while with Stephens as a Woodruffs vehicle sideswiped a left the and struck a brick wall in that In the Comal County the Department of Public Safety report stated Woodruffs Pinto was westbound on FM when it crested a hill and made a left curve into the eastbound James Foss was traveling eastbound with his when he swerved to the right to avoid colliding headon with Woodruffs but hit the Ford in the right passenger side killing Hannelore Iris a passenger in the Fords received a broken neck and All her teeth were also knocked and Foss each received facial cuts and while Woodruff suffered a broken knee bruises and All were taken to McKenna Memorial where Woodruff consented to a blood The results registered an alcohol level of The legal limit in Texas is As part of his Woodruff will also be admitted into the countys work release and will attend the alcohol counseling Todays Weather Its be a good idea to find an umbrella as theres a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in Comal County this By late skies should become partly cloudy with a high expected in the Tonight will be clearer and cooler with a low in the Saturday should be sunny and warm with a high in the Winds will be out of the west southwest 1015 mph switching to nor thwest 51Q mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday at Gray Breaks Record Smithson Valleys Darren Gray broke the District 2634 record in the 800meters Thursday with a high speed of to become one of three regional qualifiers for the The meet was held at Smithson Valley High School for the first Page RELIGIOUS TV
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