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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas It Oh vi John Ben Shepperd Jaycee named Texan of the Year John Ben Shepperd of Odessa has been chosen as Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference Advisory Committee Chairman Dolph Briscoe said Wed Former Governor Briscoe said of No other Texan is more deserving of this honor than John His activities and participation in the public affairs of this State have covered more than four Shepperd will receive the award at the Texan of the Year Reception to be held in New Braunfels on March The event will kickoff the 18th Annual Texas Legislative Con scheduled to begin the next morning at the New Braunfels Civic arrangements Committee Chairman Doyle Krueger Krueger said the main topics to be addressed by state and national leaders at the conference will be taxation and education on the state and Central American policies on the national Shepperd is a legendary Jaycee figure and was awarded the first lifetime membership in the Texas He was made an honorary member of 153 local Jaycee Chapters in 32 states and dubbed Jaycee in perpetuity by the He served as President of the Texas Jaycees in 194243 and President of the United States Jaycees in Shepperd served as Secretary of State of Texas from 1949 to and then Attorney General from He was the organizer and first Chairman of the Texas Fine Arts which is now the Texas Commission on Arts and He has served in leadership rolls in hundreds of organizations representing various interests from arts and historical activities to governmental and civic He has also been an active leader in professional organizations and in industry and Shepperd is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Insitute of Texan Cultures and a member of the Texas State Library and Archives He is a former President of the Texas Historical Foundation and still serves as a Director He is a Past President of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and still serves as one of its as well as a Director of the East Texas Shepperd is also an active having served on Boards of a number of and national business He is currently a Director of Blue Blue Shield Insurance and a Director of Texas Commerce Bank in The awardee and his have three children and nine grand The Texan of the Year Award is given each year in conjunction with the Texas Legislative Conference to emphasize the need to recognize those individuals who have given valuable leadership in the field of public affairs for the benefit of Krueger Previous recipients of the award include Senator Lloyd Vice President George Am bassador Anne Judge Abner Governor John George Bird Former Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski and Judge Robert The conference is cosponsored by the Texas State and New Braunfels Chambers of Commerce and attracts community and state leaders from throughout Krueger He noted that the Conference format allows a large amount of time on the See Page 12A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZdtunq 93 OQ WEDNESDAY February 25 Cents Volume 23 28 Sections USPS 377880 Defense heads list in redink budget WASHINGTON AP President Reagan today sent Congress a billion budget plan for 1985 that would rein in domestic spending for another year but press ahead with a military The result a billion deficit that will occupy much of Congress Despite the hefty budget the financial blueprint offers no major action either through sharp spending cuts or a major tax hike to wash away the red If the presidents financial guide is there would be a decade long freeze en domestic after adjustment for the deficit would impose huge The budget projects that taxpayers will pick up a billion tab just in interest payments on the national debt in the upcoming fiscal year that starts on Those payments are estimated at billion this The deficit hit a record billion in the 1983 fiscal year and is projected at billion this in his message ac companying the took note of the red saying Only the threat of indefinitely prolonged high budget deficits threatens the continuation of sustained noninflationary growth and It raises the specter of sharply higher interest choked Budget ataglance WASHINGTON AP at a are highlights of President Reagans proposed budget for the 1985 fiscal which starts next 1 Spending an increase of billion over fiscal Revenues an increase of Deficits The budget forsees a fiscal 1985 deficit of down from the 1984 deficit of now estimated at Deficits are forecast to drop to billion by The national debt Interest on the national debt is expected to total billion in up from billion this Taxes Reagan urges tightening loopholes he says now exist in the tax They would include placing restrictions on taxexempt of taxing life insurance companies and limiting the growth in private purpose taxexempt He also suggests starting next employees be required to pay social security and income taxes on part of the health insurance now paid by their Defense The budget calls for billion for the Defense up There would be a percent pay raise for the million men and women in Foreign Aid The administration also wants more money for foreign both economic and which would rise less than million to The biggest chunk would go for Israel and Space station The budget proposes million in startup money for a permanent manned orbiting space station that is estimated to cost billion or more by Education A record billion budget is proposed for the Department of Education in an increase of Reagan also proposed tuition tax credits for parents who send their children to private or parochial schools and to let middleand lowerincome families set up special savings accounts for their childrens Social Programs Spending for most social programs stays about the although reductions are proposed again for Medicaid and the food stamp program would drop to from billion this Housing The budget for the Housing and Urban Affairs would be pared sharply by billion to Justice The budget recommends a percent increase for the Justice Department to Part of the increase would go to hire new employees for the Immigration and Naturalization to help cut the flow of illegal aliens into the United States from Labor The president is seeking billion for a job training program next about the same as last to help prepare more than 3 million of the unemployed for permanent off renewed recession and rising He called for the deficit problem to be laid to rest through a bipartisan effort to curb He also as he has Doctors testimony previewed by judge enactment of constitutional amend ments that would require a balanced budget and give the president line item veto authority so he could pare See Page 12A Inside Staff photo by John Senter Time lapse photo of IH 35 freeway could be expanded to six lanes if the money is available Six lanes proposed for IH 35 ByMARJORIECOOK Expansion of IH 35 to six lanes and widening the Seguin Street and Landa Drive railroad Loop 337 and Highway 46 from New Braunfels to Seguin to four lanes will be recommended by District 15 of the Texas Department of Highways and Public The to be submitted within two weeks to the state office in Austin as part of a new 20year could begin amy time from 1985 to the year said Garrette district design Wilson stressed that the time schedule depends upon funds made available by the State Legislature and upon volume of a major factor in setting The design engineers predictions on time which he emphasized are entirely personal would place IH 35 expansion to six lanes within three to six years four lanes in five to 10 years for Highway 46 from IH 35 to IH 10 in Seguin and for the railroad un derpasses on Highway 46 here and four lanes in about 10 years for Loop Rightofway for the Loop 337 ex pansion has already been Wilson Bob resident highway department engineer for Comal said conventional designs See Page 12A GEORGETOWN AP A defense attorney today tried to poke holes in the harrowing story a Kerrville doctor has told about six children who mysteriously went limp in her office while being attended by murder defendant Genene State District Judge John Carter previewed Kathleen Hollands testimony Tuesday and listened to defense attorney Jim Brookshires crossexamination this Brookshire conducted detailed questioning of Holland about times and descriptions noted in medical records of the six Jurors were sent home Tuesday while lawyers in Jones murder trial argued whether the ex traneous testimony should be The jury remained outside the courtroom during this mornings is being tried in the death of Chelsea Mc a 15monthold girl who died after receiving two injections from the Prosecutors say Jones injected the girl with a fatal dose of a powerful muscle Holland calmly recalled Tuesday that Chelsea was one of six children who suffered mysterious seizures during the month Jones worked for In there was a pattern of physical signs in each of the the doctor There also was a pattern of oc according to her Each child fell ill after either being alone with Jones or getting an injection from Chelsea was the first She Holland calmly recalled Tuesday that Chelsea was one of six children who suffered mysterious came to the office on one day after Holland opened her The baby went limp while alone with the but Holland on Tuesday gave this account of the other cases in which Jones is charged with injury to a child On Brandy 1 was brought to the office because of The baby was left alone with Jones in a treat ment When Holland returned to the the infant began looking more and more she just all of a sudden went the doctor The child hut Holland said she could at the figure out what caused the Two Army medics testified about an 30 incident in their sent to a 7yearold patient of Holland to San Jimmy Pearson suffered heart disease and was severely retarded and David Maywhort said that Jones looked at the decided he was really going and injected something into his in travenous Maywhort contrary to the nurses the boy seemed stable before the See todays Weather This afternoon will be partly cloudy and with southwest winds blowing near 10 miles per Tonight will be partly cloudy and with dense fog possible and winds from the south near 10 Thursday will be partly cloudyh and with a high in the low60s and south winds at 1015 Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday at Tapes In Court CBS News 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer has been ordered by a state district judge to testify in the armed robbery retrial of Lenell Geter and to bring with him all videotapes CBS made in connection with the Page 5A Best Shot New Braunfels Middle School Coach David Vaughn gave the USFLs San Antonio Gun slingers his best But its tough for a free safety with middle school coaching experience to beat out two players with extensive pro playing Page King for a Day New Yorks Bernard King scored 50 points Tuesday night as the Knicks defeated the San Antonio Spurs 117113 at the HemisFair 18 13B TV Encino Bynum rules against CISD appeal mulled By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Commissioner of Education Raymon Bynum has approved the deannexation of Encino Park from Comal to Northeast and now CISD officials must decided whether they want to appeal the CISD superintendent Edgar Willhelm said Tuesday the decision could still be appealed to the State Board of He then added he doubted such an action would take District attorney Lonnie Chunn said Tuesday he got the feeling last month the districts board of trustees wanted him to Willhelm stressed Wednesday no final decision has been made The Encino Park issue isnt a new one to CISD The battle to deannex to Northeast ISD started over three years ago and wound up in the Bexar County Commissioners acting as that countys Board of in December of The Commissioners Court approved the an and a handful of schoolage children in the disputed area along Highway 281 north of Loop which includes the Encino Park started going to school in Nor theast CISD Tax AssessorCollector Neuse said Encino Park was taken off CISD tax rolls in As of the taxable value of what was removed was around he with a tax base meaning the revenue it produced of about CISD sought to reverse the Bexar commissioners decision through the Texas Education and in August of hearing officer Judy Underwood recommended CISDs appeal be Bynum concurred with Underwoods recom mendation last We knew it was more likely hed adopt her decision as her own rather than change Chunn The attorney said CISDs main argument against the deannexation was that concurrence of the Comal County Commissioners as well as Kendall and were required for the detachment order to be See Page 12A Residents oppose zoning changes By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Results of a questionnaire filled out by Garden Ridge residents have led the Planning and Zoning Commission to revise its recommendations to the City Council on When the council meets at 7 the com mission will propose four zoning classifications in place of the three that Garden Ridge has It recommends leaving the Residential and ResidentialAgricultural categories just as they and replacing the Business category with two types of business to be labeled Bl and Bl would be a neighborhood service zoned for fire recreational facilities and small retail said chairman Bob B2 could be described as an office and professional which might include higherdensity use of Kolstad noted that 67 percent of the residents who filled out the questionnaire liked the idea of a neighborhood service Response to the office and professional idea was more or less evenly he although 55 percent said no to Zoning for garden smaller singlefamily lots and light industry have been crossed off the All were loudly opposed at a 19 town and voted down by a large majority of those who answered the See GARDEN Page 12A