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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                r County wants content computer DAVID KINO AD tht balkkMM should be out of Canal Countys computer system by County Commissioners Thursday approved the purchase of an L board for the computer a system which has been plagued recently by an overloaded central processor and the resulting slow processing of The system Is used by an assortment of county offices as well as the district court and district Comal Countys prorated share of the cost of the board wlO be with Hays County paying and Caldwell County The three counties make up tMs Judicial The L board will allow you to use more terminals and more printers in the and It has a faster said Jim Dunlap of Justice Information Management of Dunlaps firm Installed and Is in the process of programming the TMs board is the latest In the technology from Dunlap Delivery and Installation will be In the latter part of he In the entire contract with JIM program ming and training will be completed by late August or early he A lack of training of county employees using the system has been a problem since the com puters were so County Judge Fred Clark suggested that JIM hold a training session for aO county employees late in StudyWomen flirt more PHILADELPHIA AP A tubUc midge beside the video A seductive sway to jukebox A simple swivel of a bar Such are the of and a biologist the phenomenon sayi women make the flrat move more than half the Its not and iti not fts genuine intellectual Mid Timothy ex plaining how he began a twoyear atudy that hai taken him from Manhattan to Philadelphia former professor at Rutgers watched about malefemale encounters in SO bars before reaching his The study was funded by a grant from the Guggenheim Foun dation Perper said the grant let him do his research wtth a touch of We went to respectable places because we wanted to show that flirtations and pickups are In no way restricted to he At a bar in Perper pointed out a female undergraduate from West Cheater University stan ding next to a young man at video As they she leaned over and accidentally bumped into He failed to Forget observed That was a crucial escalation From Ms post in the Perper picks his focal techniques honed in the 1170s whan he studied He isolates and documents each step in the sequence of flirtation I learned how to observe watching the rats to be objective and distant but not This in not a cold scientific pursuit that treats people like During Perper found males were not as oonacious of the signals used to initiate or escalate a flirtation as were He alao found that men often were slow to Women initiate more than half the he said in an Interview published New iJiUrir Braunfels Ntw Texas HeraldZcitun FRIDAY July 1983 25 cents 150 USPS More space Utilities eyes building expansion By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer From the looks of New Braunfels Utilities buildings will soon lay claim to at least onequarter of Main Trustees gave architect Gene Rutherford the go ahead Thursday to begin design development and working drawings for proposed in volving the present Utilities building and the Reflections The lease to the which currently houses the antique is up on Utilities Manager Bob Sohn The lease was for five It was signed in Its We have the and we do need the We need We have people practically on top of each Sohn Trustees must have but first they listened as Rutherford outlined Us As much as Id like to redo the Lower Colorado River Authority building in Landa we concentrated on something feasible and A strong statement was made to stay on the and be part of the development of the downtown so thats what we have Rutherford Phase he would entail mainly enclosures of some present awnings and the carport area behind the Reflections building referred toby Rutherford as the Annex Estimated cost for Phase Sohn is Square footage wouldnt increase all that much until Phase Sohn That phase would keep the parking lot between the Main and Annex and build a second story of office space above Alao included in this phase would be a canopy to connect the two similar to the present awning on the Main While Phase II would provide for an additional square feet a possible Phase on down the would provide for more office The present Senior Citizens Center would also be torn down for more parking Trustees alao authorized bid advertisements for the Walnut Street Water extension We will pick up at the Coll extend or update to a 12 inch down Well bring it under Interstate extend it down to where the extension of Walnut is then connect it to the It inch main on Old Marion Sohn said in an earlier That project will establish a major loop back to the Sunset and back around the opposite direction to the Coll via FM Sohn The in will serve to increase water pressure and Trustees also approved bid advertisements for minor roof repair work to the Utilities Main the administration offices portion of the LCRA and patch work on the housing for the Landa hydroelectric unit and the Water Plant at an estimated cost of Bids will also be advertised for additions to the Staff photo by John See Page 10A X marks the spot where a larger boulder used to Moved rock makes waves By DYANNE FRY Staff writer If you thought the rocks of Huaco Falls would be there when all the canoe paddles had crumbled into think Ones been A number of people would like to see it moved But that may be easier said than Contractor Daniel who used two chain hoists to dislodge the rock on reportedly was back at Huaco Springs Camp at midmorning attempting to undo the Hoffmann told Frank Old Man River Smith that Whitewater photographer Bob Mangus paid him to move the rock in the first of Adventure Images denied having given the I didnt know that the rock was going to be moved until it had already been said I think theres a lot of rumors going around that arent The rock more aptly described as a the weight of which would be measured in tons never left the Guadalupe River bed It simply moved several feet and slightly of where it used to Until about 5 it lay in the lee of Huacos large central famous for its part in making pretzels of Smith realizes that Huaco Falls is one of the lower Guadalupes most dangerous But he feels that the moving of the lower rock has created an even more dangerous situation by changing the currents in the See Page 10A Fate of Clearwater Estates roads undecided Roads in Clearwater Estates subdivision may or may not be reverting to private ownership after Comal County Commissioners Court or dered the roads returned to the subdivision and developer Vermillion Development in a motion June But Ken who owns 114 acres adjacent to the has filed a petition to have Inside the order and he outlined that motion through attorney Lonnie Chunn at Thursdays meeting of the The threepage petition said the action of returning the roads to private ownership was improper and Chunn said the roads were given to the public when the subdivisions plat was ap proved July In the roads became part of the public system because of general and customary use by the sales of lots by reference to the recorded and reliance by the including the Petitioner on the public dedication the county taking over the the roads were accepted by the county when the plat was approved and when the general public started using Chunn No formal acceptance of the roads was needed from the attorney Barry who was speaking for the landowners and said they had a oneyear leeway from the time of dedication the official turning over to the acceptance of the The basic law is that any developer or owner has the right to withdraw the dedication in a oneyear he Moore said asking the court for its approval was merely a since the roads were still private under the oneyear rule when the developers approached the DAVID KING 4iywith MgjM ai ht nU i ia the Bita eauty mndsjg tint sftflfttt tarieff Wtoft ftran tht Msjtt It II wil be latBrday CtAMIFIED IPMICS WOflD 4 INTfKTAiNMSNT iOCUt Mattox tries to keep files from grand jury AUSTIN AP Attorney General Jim Mattox has filed a motion to keep his office files out of the hands of a grand jury investigating his campaign reports and accusations he threatened to put a Houston law firm out of the bond Mattox surrendered the records to a district judge Thursday night after prosecutors threatened to have law officers seiie the files and bring the at torney in before grand Proseuctors agreed to Mattox demand that the documents be kept sealed until a hearing can be held on Mattox motion to get them A hearing on that issue was set for 2 Thur sday in the court of State District Judge Mace The grand jury is looking into a charge that Mattox threatened to put a Houston law firm representing Mobil Oil out of the bonding business because one of the firms lawyers was trying to subpoena Mattox The attorney generals files were subpoaned at and when they had not been delivered to the grand jury by District At torney Ronnie Earle filed a signed by Thur authorising police to seise the records and bring the attorney general to the We thought that it waa nsceaaary to get the material as soon as possible once we told them what material we said Without ac cusing anybody of the opportunity would have existed for there to have been a security problem wtth what we The Mattox files subpoenaed include aO telephone notes of recor dings of appointment desk travel financial vouchers and other dating back to Mattox personal Bob said he would try to get the records back Thursday on grounds the grand jury does not have the right to intercede in the attorneyclient Arthur the attorney generals legal brought a onefoot tall stack of documents to courtroom about Grand jurors went home for the night about half an hour Subpoenas were also issued during the day for Mattox Edwin Low Assistant Attorney General Tom Green Mattox administrative aide Steve Hall and a secretary from the attorney generals Patricia Low was ordered to produce all records and information relating to the use by the attorney general of any airplane leased or otherwise available to the State of But the only person from Mattox office to show up for the grand jury was who was one of two witnesses to testify Thursday Before questioning grand jurors quisled Jasae financial director of the Lower Colorado River Logan left the secret proceedings without but he apparently was questioned about accusations that Mattox had held up an LCRA bond proposal to retaliate against attorney Thomas McDade of the Houston law firm Fulbright Utilities sets budget at New Braunfels Utilities will operate in 198384 on a million approved by trustees And now for the good is no electric rate increase projected for next The last actual electric rate increase we had was in March of We rewrote the electric ordinances in the spring of to take the fuel costs out of the base so this will make three years in a row without an electric rate Utilities manager Bob Sohn Sohna proud of that as perhaps he should be with a projected average 13 percent increase in fuel coats for next We sell we have to purchase he said Trustees approved the but not before theyd trimmed from it before and during the A dump truck had bean cut from the budget before the meeting Trustee Arno Becker congratulated the staff on the budget then I feel were still a little rich in some 1 propose we amend this budget by reducing Per sonnel Services for all depart ments by a total of let me put a w riteon on trustee Edgar Sahm Under Employee conferences and I propose we cut leaving And then in schooling and I propose we cut leaving Sohn said a lot of soul searching went into the million I looked at the actual kilowatt hours sold this I see trends and and I come up with what I think well need next he I expect an 8 percent increase in Last I used 6 percent for but Im going wtth a conservative 4 percent this Sohn Im predicting a 2 percent in crease for large power 3 percent for very large power and 4 percent for public authority the new jail and the new NBISD elementary The 198184 budget alao for putting miluon back into the lota aaid We alao have from our 0 milMaa bend and were going to spend It all next   

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