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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Youth director pleads guilty By DEBBIE OeLOACH Staff writer The former executive director of San Antonios Catholic Youth Organization has pleaded guilty in New Braunfels to two counts of indecency with a Duncan Cameron Whitney of Canyon Lake entered his plea Monday before 22nd District Court Judge Charles Sentencing was set for Whitney was indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury The two counts against him relate to an in cident that occurred on an 4 youth retreat involving two San Antonio boys under age Sheriffs Gilbert Villarreal investigated the mothers com at the request of the Texas Department of Human Whitney turned himself into Comal County authorities the same day he resigned as CYO The charge against Whitney is a thirddegree felony with a minimum punishment range of two years and a maximum of 10 years in and a fine up to Jl u i it or not Inflation food prices dropped in November WASHINGTON AP Spurred by Novembers percent the first in eight inflation at the wholesale level is running at Just percent for the the government said Food prices last month plummeted 1 their steepest fall since July The new report virtually ensures for all of wholesale price inflation will be less than 1 which would mark the economys best performance in nearly twb Even in advance of todays annualized 11month showing an even smaller inflationary gain than had been economists were cheering the years anticipated exclaimed Edward chief economist for PrudentialBache Securities And Michael an economic consultant Its amazing considering where we were three years ago when wholesale prices had surged Prices rose percent in 1981 and percent last Not since when the gain was have wholesale prices risen at a rate below 1 per The department said energy as also fell last month down 1 Those prices had been off in October after six months of in On the good news for November food the department said vegetable prices were down Fresh fruit prices fell It at tributed those sharp declines to improved supplies of citrus tomatoes and Beef and veal prices fell Pork prices were off Meat prices have been down through the fall as producers sent their livestock to slaughter rather than pay feedgrain prices driven higher by the summers As for gasoline prices fell percent last month while natural gas prices were up Home heating oil prices fell a sharp Over the last 12 the Producer Price Index for finished goods rose only the smallest 12month rise since the percent pace set from September 1964 to September Prices had risen percent in September and percent in October of this Price changes that show up in the wholesale measure are a good barometer of how energy and other commodity prices will move at the retail The Consumer Price checks for See Page 10A New jiWrin Braunfels Herald Haw Texas 92 250 18 Sections FRIDAY December 25 cents USPS 3778801 The checks in the mail NBISD pays share refunds due soon By DY ANNE FRY Staff writer New Braunfels ISO settled accounts Thursday with the Comal County Appraisal Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks hopes to get refunds out to other participating governments by the end of the NBISDs final payment on the 1983 budget came to putting its annual pro rata share at Thats more than the school district had expected to pay when the appraisal districts 1983 budget was first A 21 resolution from the board of directors stated that the shares had been figured and authorized Brucks to re figure them and ask NBISD for more The board concluded that NBISDs odd tax schedule gave it an unfair advantage in the ap praisal district Each go veniment pays a pro rata based on its tax levy for the previous But NBISD and the City of New Braunfels set their tax levies in the using property values from the year So when Brucks divided up this years appraisal he used 1981 levies for those and 1982 levies for everyone NBISDs increased tax and increased taxes due to a new bond didnt get figured The school district ended up with a much smaller share than it would have The other govern ments paid the To avoid this situation in the the board of directors told Brucks to get updated figures each and refigure the percentages before the governments make their last quarterly They made the rule retroactive to which means Brucks will be sending refunds to govern ments that had already The Comal ISDs share came up less Comal and the City of New Brucks owes to the Guadco Municipal Utility to the Edwards Underground Water District and to the City of York Creek A dlTTBfent pefSpBCtlVe sent STS ff JK government that hasnt made the last payment now owes approximately less than it owed Icy winter storm chills Texas Staff photo by John Senter 98K a canyon Hi9h basketball game as she hangs upside down from the railing of the She is the daughter of Robert and Donna By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A winter storm dumped up to six inches of snow along the Red River this left behind hundreds of accidents on slickened roads across much of West and East Texas and closed some authorities Travelers advisories were in effect for much of the northern half of the state because of the which began falling Thursday afternoon in the The snow resulted from a low pressure driven by strong winds at upper that pushed across the state the National Weather Service The heaviest accumulations of snow were at Wichita where six inches had fallen in six hours by 3 and Interstate Highway 35 in Denton was impassable this morning as a result and a few area schools were forced to close for the day or to open authorities Most of the snow in North and West Texas had 9toppedby early but heavy snow continued to fall in the LongviewMarshall area of East which had about five inches by officials Were being Weve had a lot of fires and power lines There have been several major with some said Longview Police spokesman Gene Its coming down like he Our switchboards have been clogged since early this The number of snowrelated calls is In two to three inches blanketed the ground at The snow snarled rushhour traffic and caused numerous minor accidents as overpasses were glazed with a layer of authorities Public schools in both Dallas and Fort Worth remained Schools in Wichita Falls opened about 1 hours Dozens of accidents were caused by the but no serious injuries were police spokeswoman Niki Houwers We came out of this pretty I was a little worried early this she Scattered rainshowers were also falling over South Central Texas as a cold front was slowly pushing through South Texas and the upper Gulf By late Thursday night in the Paducah had received three to four inches of Amarillo more than four Tulia two Plainview Power problems Sohn wants fuel adjustment reinstated Inside Editors Note This is a followup to a story that appeared in the HeraldZeitung 15 on LCRA fuel adjustment He isnt one to But he did this and it might do some New Braunfels Utilities Manager Bob Sohn wrote a twopage letter to Public Utilities Commission Chairman Al His focus was an alarming million underrecovery in fixed fuel factors for the Lower Colorado River Authority in just two His message was for Erwin to consider professional solutions to the jectives of fuel charge This scenario started with Mark Whites campaign promise to abolish automatic fuel ad justment The PUC and established fixed fuel factors effective in September based on fuel mix fuel supply weather conditions and hypothetical fuel cost escalation In two LCRA has an underrecovery of NBU customers could be held responsible for about 10 percent of that if and when LCRA goes before the PUC for a rate A regular annual hearing is scheduled for Sep tember of But projections indicate the under recovery could reach over million by See Page IDA Community Sing planned Sunday Local people will have a chance to express their Christmas spirit at when everyone on the Main Plaza for the second annual Holiday Community For how who havent found the Christinas spirit the Sing might be a good place to get The Greater New Braunfels Arts sponsor of the will paw out song sheets to the Approximately 400 singers showed up last and the council hopes to see even more this time The program will start half an hour later than it did last and will last 15 minutes Folding chairs and flashlights are Song sheets will include many of the familiar as well as some that arent sung too There will also be fun numbers for the children in the Traffic will be barred from the Plaza at 5 In case of the singalong will be moved to Seele Parish Hall on Coll Cheer Fund We received five more donations to toss into the Cheer Fund pot and Edwin Crow and Forrest and Suzanne Oldham both contributed Marvia Grishman contributed some Fran Thompson chipped in and an anonymous donor gave us That brings our balance to and that total does not include donated As mentioned this is our second year to hold the Cheer Fund The HeraldZeitungs goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to needy local families families who might not nave one without your You can bring contributions cash or nonperishable food items to our office at 186 Castell during regular business hours Monday through You can also mail a monetary con tribution to Post Office Drawer New If you would like to donate food but cant bring it Circulation Manager Don Avery can arrange to have it picked You can call him at We sincerely appreciate your Todays Weather Its winter The Comal County forecast calls for windy and cold today with a 40 percent chance of Tonight and Saturday will bring partly cloudy skies and cold A stockmen and lake wind advisory remains in effect Winds will be from the north at 2025 mph near 10 mph then shift to the south at 510 mph for DEAR REUGIOUS Freeze expected tonight Todays dark skies and cold winds could be an early warning for what may be coming to Comal County City street superincendent Joe Robledo said his sand crews are ready and waiting for possible icy conditions A National Weather Service spokesman indicated Friday that Comal County residents should expect the thermometer to dip down to the upper 20s And if the dampness of todays 40 percent chance of rain spills over into the local bridges and roads could get icy Some slush was reported on runways at Austins Robert Mueller The same weather spokesman said conditions werent bad but there could be icy possibilities Austins low Friday night is the same as whats forecasted in Comal There are also stockmen and lake wind advisories in effect with northerly winds between 2025 mph making todays expected highs in the low 40s seem much So fill up the fireplaces with fix some hot chocolate and spend a warm weekend at That might be the best place to be this inch and a light dusting also fell in Freezing rain was reported as far south as About one to two inches fell around Midland and Odessa and about an inch around San Another one to four inches fell on the South Two to three inches covered North where crews started sanding icy freeway overpasses after the snow started late Thursday Another four inches of snow fell around Sherman and Tyler reported half an Authorities in Amarillo said today that the snow there had caused 185 accidents since 7 Thur but there were no serious Three separate tractortrailer accidents Thursday blocked north and southbound lanes on 87 between Canyon and Amarillo for up to an hour after each Ten cars also were involved in the first truck accident and 30 cars were involved in thes according to the Skies this morning were cloudy over all of the state but small portions of far West and far South Temperatures at 4 varied by more than 60 degrees over the It was 10 degrees at Amarillo and 71 at Readings were generally in the 30s behind the front and in the 50s ahead of it with some readings in the 20s over West Texas and the The forecast called for the snow to end over North Texas this Rogers son returns home Saturday First Craig Marine is due home from Lebanon at noon The Teltschik Family Band has arranged to give him a musical welcome at the San Antonio The Marines New Braunfels City Coun cilman Joe said he didnt know who else might show All Ann and I know were going after our Were going to feel his whole count his fingers and said Rogers has completed a six months tour of duty in It has not been an easy six months for his listening to reports of increasing terrorist and waiting tensely for news of their son after the 23 bombing of the Marine headquarters in As it Rogers was on the USS Iwo Jima at the time of the In addition to the celebration at the some of the Marines friends are planning a reception for him at Saturday in the Senior Citizens Were very flattered by all the at tention our son is said Joe I know when I came home from World War there wasnt a soul But I didnt I just wanted to get See Page 10A
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