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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas inc box io IV x n 75 Com Ramp dilemma Lake county seek way to keep private ramps open Residents want to keep ramps like this open By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer A group of Canyon Lakearea residents spoke with one voice and their request was Please keep our boat ramps they asked county About 25 concerned citizens crowded into the small commissioners courtroom to ask the court and Canyon Reservoir Manager Phil Parsley to find a way to keep eight boat ramps The eight are located in area One suggestion was that the residents to form a legal such as a nonprofit In this the county could serve as the middle group for a contract between the Corps and the County Judge Fred Clark The leased by the county from the ArmyCorps of are in danger of being closed when their leases Commissioners are reluctant to renew the leases because of the The liability question surfaced in the wake of a tragic accident over two years Four members of a San Antonio family drowned when a car plunged off one of the countyleased ramps into the lake in and the family filed a million lawsuit as a The ramp in Canyon Lake Village has been closed since its lease expired Another license will expire who said he had received several phone calls on the said no members of the current court were in office when the original agreement was drawn up 20 years The judge explained the Corps will continue to operate the ramps it maintains in its parks around the The eight ramps in question were requested during the early 1980s by developers to be put in the subdivisions and it would be a selling Clark The Corps could not enter into an agreement with the developers because of a policy preventing it from entering into any agreement with a private Clark Coma County was used as a vehicle to See Page 10A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltung QO Kljt C 4O DnnAA 1 O FRIDAY 1983 25 Cents Volume 5 18 Sections USPS 3778801 Jobless rate down Recovery best in 30 years WASHINGTON AP Civilian unemployment fell to percent in continuing the steady improvement from the peak doubledigit jobless level of a year the government reported It was the best postrecession labor market recovery in more than 30 Since unemployment hit a postDepression high of percent in December total civilian employment has soared by 4 The labor market recovery from the business slump of 198182 was at the fastest pace of any post recession rally since the Bureau of Labor Statistics The agency had initially reported that the December 1982 unemployment rate was per but in todays the BLS revised jobless statistics for the past 13 The new figures put the December 1982 unemployment at rather than Todays report said that more than Americans went to work last and that the total number of those officially categorized as unemployed shrank by to At the height of the 198182 more than 12 million were out of The overall unemployment including the nearly million military people stationed in the United dropped from percent to per cent last the report The ranks of the socalled discouraged workers those not counted as unemployed because they have given up looking for jobs shrank by in the fourth to Since the first quarter of last the total number of discouraged workers has fallen by There have been eight recessions since the end of World War The rally in the labor market following the most recent business the one that lasted roughly from July 1981 through December was at the quickest pace since the 194950 In the unemployment rate fell by per centage The percentagepoint drop in 1983 eclipsed the percent drop in following the recession of said bureau analyst Deborah Urban removal Workers make adjustments on this houseinrtransit in the median of IH The house was delayed while Staff ptioro by John Senter on its way to a new resting place near Loop 337 south when it had some difficulties getting across the Loop overpass Thursday At least it wasnt Resort owner dislikes involvement by city in permit request By DYANNE FRY Staff writer It will be at least a month before the Texas Water Commission acts on the Schlit terbahns request to increase diversion of water from the Comal At a hearing held in Austin the City of New Braunfels was declared a party to the on the grounds that it owns property on the opposite river City Attorney John Chunn and a continuance on the permit A new hearing has been set for 9 Were not in favor of the request at this and were not opposed to the request at this said He said the city simply wanted more time to study the possible effects of increasing the diversion But Bob owner of the sees the delay as one more evidence of the citys desire to harrass him at every The city has chosen to throw an obstacle Henrys application is for five times the current maximum But he contends that when the in crease is spread over a wide it really will not even be apparent whats in my The city has gone out and hired professional Theyre just blowing the taxpayers and to what pur pose Henry To determine whether or not the extra flow is going to muddy the water a little bit What difference does it make The only people who see the river are my Concerns cited by Chunn and New Braunfels Utilities include bank increased turbulence at the outtake and input and whether the increased flow will affect availability of water to other The Schlitterbahns present permit allows it to take acrefeet of water from the river each at a maximum diversion rate of cubic feet per Henry has asked that his permit be amended to allow up to acrefeet a at a maximum diversion rate of All the water taken out ends up back in the Henry said the water is pulled out of the Old Comal channel just downstream of the water parks big pumped to the top and circulated to the other side of the It goes back into the river at a point approximately a half mile upstream of where its taken The park was built that way on the premise that water stays fresh and clean if its kept Henry said the current permit meets the parks basic but he feels the water quality will improve if its allowed to move His application is for five times the current maximum But Henry contends that when the increase is spread over a wide it really will not even be apparent whats He pointed out that the average flow of the river is between 200 and 300 And behind Clemens where the old channel meets up with the manmade course from Landa the water appears not to be moving at Henry On the question of bank Henry Youve got to remember that at one all the river came down this In the City Council hired the engineering firm of Hunter Associates to do an impact study on the Schlitterbahns Henry says he will now be forced to hire an engineer of his to keep their engineer from manufacturing improper Houston firm gets bid to build new jail Inside The low bidder won out as Comal County Commissioners awarded Hill of Houston with the contract to construct the new county During Thursdays regular jail architect Chris DiStefano told the court that Hill Engineering was qualified for the Thf commissioners took his recommendation and unanimously approved giving the company the The company offered a base bid of for the construction of a 96 btd facility and an additional bid of for a ttbed addition to the The total sum was for The bid is for constructing the complete DiStefano The cost of the DiStefano comes to per man and that is really a The county opened 17 bids for the construction All of these came in under the budget sum of Work should begin within 30 DiStefano The facility is scheduled to be ready for occupation DORIAN MARTIN Man Jailed in hitandrun An Alpine man has been charged with failure to atop and render in conoaotton with a hitandrun ac cident oalH 36 Wednesday Wada Hampton Beck was released oaibwdifrom the Comal County Jail having been escorted there by highway trooper from San where he was charged with WMy Driving While Back was arrested In Hays County alter the Wednesday night which occurred in the northbound lanes of the Just north of Schwab State trooper Un Manford said driving a white hit a motor cycle in the and then drove leaving the wounded cyclist in the The Steven Scott Edwards of is lucky he wasnt thrown off the Manford He was released Thursday from McKenna NTT AND ISA Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy this afternoon and turning mostly cloudy on Winds will be from the northwest at 15 mph decreasing to light tonight and Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at Rangerette Power The Smithson Valley led by 39 points from senior Julie whipped Cole 73 34 in the teams District 263A opener Thursday night at the Smithson Valley Page Slow EPA The Environmental Protection Agency has been slow in regulating the cancercausing pesticide but it is now considering actions that could remove the substance from the said agency Administrator William Page IB 2A RELIGIOUS TV 8B Coffeepickers kidnapped by Salvador leftists SAN El Salvador AP Leftist rebels raided plantations on a volcano in eastern El Salvador and marched 200 coffee pickers at gunpoint to a rebel a Western source The mass described as a possible at tempt to impress the peasants into military was reported coinciding with a Red Cross announcement that the rebels had freed 114 government soldiers captured last week the biggest prisoner release of the fouryear civil The soldiers were captured when the rebels overran the El Paraiso army base in the northern province of killing more than 100 troops in one of their major victories of the The guerrillas have waged a campaign to destroy the but this year have limited attacks on coffee In another development a judge or dered the release of a Salvadoran military officer believed to be a key witness in the murder of two American labor Judge Nelson Garcia said in an interview that he has ordered police to release Eduardo Alfonso Avila within two American officials had sought Avilas testimony about the murders of American labor advisers Michael Hammer and Mark David Pearlman and Salvadoran labor leader Rodolfo Garcia said his investigation has shown Avila to be guilty only of violating military regulations when he fled the country in October 1M2 without The guerrillas have waged a campaign to destroy the but this year have limited attacks on coffee Such a violation is punishable by 30 days Avila and that will end Two former National Guard corporals have confessed to killing the labor advisers and testified Avila helped plan the He has never been but officials hoped he would testify against other Elsewhere in Central Nicaraguan military sources said CIAbacked rebels in planes and speed boats attacked a Pacific coast killing one person and wounding The sources said CIAaided rebels attacked the port Thursday a few hours before Richard President Reagans special envoy to Central arrived in the capital for talks with the leftist Sandinista A military officer in the port of 110 miles northwest of said by telephone that two two speedboats and a punboat coining from Honduras strafed and 1 the killing one man and wounding eight
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