Friday, June 10, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas IUeron Jno New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung QO Mil 1 1 C 1 O 1 FRIDAY June 25 cents 115 18 Sections USPS 377680 Unicorns i y Vs i V f Power outage dims Travis area AUSTIN AP A surgeon calmly finished an operation by flashlight and assistants ran some life support systems by hand during a major blackout that darkened lights and flared tempers in this Scores of people were stranded in office buildings and and some civilians directed traffic on streets congested by the power outage that tested the resourcefulness of the residents of Travis Early today officials but still were not certain about the cause of the failure that knocked out power to all of Austin arid Travis County and parts of the adjacent counties of Hays and Gerald Baugh said he com pleted pacemakerimplant operation by for 15 minutes with a common household flashlight that is routinely on hand in Some of our life support systems had to be run by but cverthing seems to be said who said the surgery was uncomplicated and went Its hardly worth he The lights went out and we finished by We have them all Baugh completed the operation at Brackenridge Hospital after the power outage and before backup generators began But at the Americana where the operators at first thought the problem was just at the angry patrons demanded and got They were getting a little They Give us our Let us have our said cashier Anne If they hadnt have gotten their money it might have got pretty The blackout forced the municipal airport here to close diverting incoming flights to San One unidentified and wouldbe who said he went through the blackout in New complained that the airport had no backup power for the Austin is trying to act like a big city and they dont even have a backup power at the he The city council needs to grow The City Council was in session at the and was in The city lost all electrical power at while it was still light See Page 10A Austin blackout not felt here Lights flickered at Canyon and dimmed just a little in New Coinal County was otherwise unaffected by the Thursday night blackout in We are on an interconnect noted Frank electric superintendent for New Braunfels We did indicate a slight dip about a halfvolt difference from normal levels at approximately There were no and no rerouting of any David manager of the Pedernales Electric Cooperatives Canyon Lake experienced the blackout But only because he was in waiting for a concert that never At just as the curtain was about to the lights went out in the It sure got Dossey He and his wife waited until approximately then gave up and Panebianco talked to the Lower Colorado River Authority Friday but was still waiting for an official report on what caused the or whether there had been any damage to the interconnect system that might affect New Braunfels in the long Assistant baseball coach Tim Kingsbury consoles Unicorn Bobby Tristan after Tristan made the final put in the Unicorns 43 loss to Snyder Thursday in the state 4A Staffphoto by Senior The flip side of the coin is apparent in the as the Snyder players Details In MADD By DYAIMNE FRY t The local Mothers Against Drunk Drivers group now has 24 duespaying members enough to apply for an official said treasurer Ken Patten Thursday Eight of those 24 have been directly affected by Driving While Intoxicated said Including We lost our daughter that added Local chapter will apply for charter The group cant legally use the MADD name until its gets the But the 14 members present at Thursday meeting got some ideas for action from their guest County Attorney Bill It was a special purpose ob viously well aware of the problem But members appeared surprised when Reimer told there were nine Driving While Intoxicated deaths for every murder in Comal The most likely way to die an ac cidental death is this county is to be hit by a drunk driver either running or driving your own car and minding your own said Recent cases in point The Ruben Sauceda struck down while walking near the Y Cafe last October Jimmy hit while training for track last spring and Carla hit headon on FM 725 on the way home from church just a few months Part of is due to actual See Page 10A The CISD controversy Group eyes action on CHS incident picks up steam McWilliams regret exam interruption By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Carter Casteel and her Concerned Tax payers of the Comal Independent School regret they trusted others so I go by We were told by several board members that no one would go public with our Wed keep the problem at and not go nationwide with television Casteel said We wanted to give the board a chance to address our concerns at the June 14 meeting before anything came We owed the board that Then the 6 oclock newscast Wednesday on KMOL Channel 4 in San Antonio forced our Castoel There Edgar several of the Bulverde group members who support and the reporter accusing us of because we refused to comment on the Casteel and several other Concerned Taxpayers had been asked earlier by the Channel 4 reporter to comment on the groups But we told her we wanted to We even invited her to the June 14 board We were told by David Boatner that the Bulverde group wouldnt speak We were even told by Willhelm that he hadnt made a statement to her But the televised newscast came on the with Willhelm I think its a philosophical difference on the management style I brought with I believe in the chain of with the principals back to the and they Concerned Taxpayers say thats a loss of communication on my Lucie Dow and Carolyn representing the Bulverde shared their support for Willhelm and said they felt the board was doing a good And the reporter ended with the groups refusal to comment on the air about their so the cards are all the table We thought the concerns were pressure enough on but I guess Casteel as she shared those things kept out of the at the groups before the TV We have been in contact with the Texas See Page IDA Comal Independent School District board member Karen Rust has apologized for interrupting the Advanced III English class final exam last This is to the parents and students of Canyon High School and to CISD I would like to apologize for the inconvenience and detriment I might have caused students by visiting Canyon High School on May Rust It was not my purpose to in terrogate It and never has my intention to jeopardize students performances in any I extend my apology to all con Rust added Friday that the apology extended to the class Vicki By all my apology includes The day Langham confirmed that not one board member had contacted her as to details of the in And that statement Included the other board member involved in the classroom Carey I agree with that apology 100 per Mc Williams said I feel real bad about what has and in I wish wed never Our intent was not to In we came to the school when principal Larry Moehnke told us We set up the time with because he said that was the last time the class was ever going to be McWilliams Moehnke was quoted in the June 1 HeraldZeitung as It was my understanding the students had finished their but evidently they had He added he had not stayed in the classroom during the discussion McWilliams and Rust had with Ive known some of those kids in that class for so through Boy Mc Williqms And it broke my heart that people of tills community could be convinced Id do something detrimental to because my concern for children is the number one reason Im on the school I went to Canyon High Rust thinking we were going to solve a But we created one Our intentions were but the outcome was a total A group of parents and CISD patrons bearing the See Page 10A Commissioners accept price for county jail tract By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Commissioners Court has jumped one more hurdle toward reaching its goal of having a new county jail open by The court Thursday accepted a negotiated offer for a nineacre tract off Water which is where the county plans to build a 100inmate Price tag for the which is bordered by West San Antonio was slightly less than the appraised market value of the land not as was earlier The difference in the appraised value of the land which was incorrectly reported in Wednesdays paper as being was the result of a miscom miwiication between County Judge Fred Clark and a H9rqll9ltung Thursday that there wasnt much difference between the appraised value of the land and what the county agreed to pay for My opinion is thaHhe purchase price is a very fair Our appraisal is within of the price that the county agreed to Clark Considering legal fees and court costs involved if Commissioners Court had to use its eminent domain authority to obtain the Clark thought the land cost was quite all those matters involved in eminent domain proceedings are is in the best interest of the county taxpayers for the court to accept the negotiated Clark Commissioner Monroe Wetz also voiced ap preciation to land owner Terrell Timmermann of Austin for selling the land since he didnt have the land on the market for I appreciate Tim See p8ge w Inside Todays Weather Its going to be humid and partly cloudy today with winds out of the southeast 1015 Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of thun derstorms carrying through Low tonight will be in the low70s with winds decreasing to 510 Saturday will continue to be partly cloudy and warm with a high in the Winds will be out of the southeast 1015 RELIGIOUS TV Thatcher wins easily in British elections LONDON AP Conservative Prime Minister Margaret declaring My victory is greater than I dared to romped to a second fiveyear term as her embittered election rivals split the opposition Her according to the latest results from Thursdays general took 42 percent of the vote nearly 2 percent less than in the previous election in 1979 but emerged with a stunning thanks largely to the strong showing of a new centrist alliance which eroded support of the socialist Labor The projected Conservative majority of 144 seats in the 650 member House of Commons was the biggest mandate for any British government since when Laborite Clement Attlee defeated wartime leader Winston Churchill with a 146 seat By early results were available for 571 of the 650 seats up for Thatchers party had Labor the alliance 17 and others The same figures showed the Tories receiving 42 percent of the overall Labor and the alliance In the Conservatives recelvedl percent and Labor while the Liberal the only aUtenpe partner then in got Its a said Michael the Ubor leader whose party had its worst defeat in 60