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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                il i r r it NBISD incumbents file for new term By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Two New Braunfels ISD trustees filed for re election to their places School board president Margy Waldrip and treasurer Garland Lloyd will seek to hold their current positions of Place 2 and Place respec The which will be April was called during Tuesdays school board Filing will continue through midnight March 7 at the districts administration The district will continue with its present system of electing atlarge by numbered although it has approved a new election The implementation of the new which has five singlemember districts and two atlarge has been delayed until the district receives a Justice Department The department ex tended its initial study period through March The April 7 election also may be postponed through legal action by the Mexican American Legal Defense Waldrip and Lloyd will both be seeking their third threeyear terms on the Both were first elected in 1978 and reelected in Garland Lloyd Margy Waldrip Kroger to remove items containing EDB From staff and wire reports DALLAS Two of Texas largest supermarket both of which operate stores in New have begun removing from their shelves products contaminated with the pesticide Safeway Stores and Kroger Food Drug Stores began removing the products a day after state officials issued emergency guidelines limiting the presence of cancerlinked ethylene dibromide in grain Both chains removed Duncan Hines Spicy Apple Duncan Hines Blueberry Muffin Mix and Comet Natural Brown Long Grain See Page 16 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 29 16 Pages THURSDAY February 25 Cents USPS 377880 Marines waiting for orders Lebanon AP military helicopters flew civilians from Beirut to warships off the coast and Moslem militiamen skirmished with Lebanese army soldiers across the green line dividing east and west But except for scattered Beirut was relatively quiet after a week of heavy fighting that saw Moslem militias take over west Beirut and defeat the Lebanese And on shells from the huge guns of the battleship New Jersey thundered over the city as the American ships pounded rebelheld hills beyond the With the government of President Amin Gemayel weakened by the efforts were underway to evacuate British civilians and South Korea ordered the immediate evacuation of its Syriansupported opposition leaders consulted in Damascus with Syrian President Hafez Assad as continued to maintain public The Marines at Beirut buoyed by President Reagans announcement Tuesday that they will gradually be redeployed to American ships remained at their Were hanging in awaiting said Marine spokesman Dennis The Navy sent reconnaissance flights over the capital and neighboring hills at ap parently to survey damage from Wednesdays shelling the heaviest American naval bom bardment of targets in Lebanon Beirut radio stations A Pentagon spokesman in Washington said the battleship New Jersey and destroyer Caron hurled more than 550 shells into the mountains on Wed A Marine spokesman in Beirut said at least some of the fire was in support of and at the request of the Lebanese American officials did not comment on the effects of the but a Lebanese government official said about 30 military positions were hit in the including a Syrian army headquarters 15 miles east of Police said 30 people were killed and 135 wounded in the shelling and the fighting in Beirut and its The 115man British contingent was transferred Wednesday from its suburban Beirut base to a Royal Navy ship off the Italy ordered a gradual withdrawal of its troops assigned to the multinational while the French soldiers in Lebanon dug in at their positions and halted patrols of their Although order appeared to be returning to west four helicopters were seen soaring off from the barricaded seafront boulevard in front of and British embassy offices with groups of including some The number of the evacuees could not be deter and Embassy press secretary John Stewart refused to talk to About 90 American civilians were evacuated to warships off Beirut during the two previous days and then flown to the Soviet Unions closest Middle East today met in Damascus with former Lebanese President Suleiman a leader of the Syrian backed Lebanese National Salvation Front that opposes the Gemayel Homestead tax new petition due Exhausting work Staff photo by Leslie A New Braunfels firefighter douses the engine of a van belonging to Florentine 124 after it caught fire Wednesday night at the corner of 81 and Avenue A possible leak in the exhaust system was suspected as the By DYANNE FRY Staff writer A new petition to put the 40 percent homestead tax on the April election ballot is circulating in New Douglas unofficial head of the is sure hell have no problem getting enough But its hard to be sure what the City Council will do with the petition when Miller presents it Monday The new petition was drawn to the specifications of City Attorney John and has a sample homesteadexemption ordinance There shouldnt be any doubt about what were Miller An earlier presented 23 with more than 200 was ruled invalid by who said it didnt meet the initiative requirements of the New Braunfels city The trouble Chunn isnt sure the homestead exemption issue can be decided by initiative and referendum at Hes had numerous talks with the State Property Tax Board and the Texas Attorney Generals and they dont seem to know It would appear to me that the best course of action would be to call the the attorney said Thursday That is the direction in which I am leaning It could change by this All Chunn could say for sure Im relatively definite that there is no answer to the The root of all the controversy is an amendment to the Texas passed as Proposition 6 in November This amendment allows governing bodies of local taxing jurisdictions to exempt up to 40 percent of the value of homestead properties from ad valorem Its a localoption The governing body can set an exemption anywhere between one and 40 or grant no exemption at Comal County and the Comal ISD have granted the full 40 percent for the past two New Braunfels ISD and the City of New Braunfels have opted for no exemption at Council itself has been strongly divided on this issue for the past two The present public feedback has made the situation even And the only council member that has changed his position since the whole business started is Jose Valdemar Espinoza voted on 1983 not to grant the exemption for the 198485 tax He sided with Mayor Stratemann Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Eberhard and Councilmember Joe and against Barbara Tieken and Betty Lou When Rushing called for another vote on Espinoza voted with Rushing and Coun cilmember Donnie who was absent at the first joined Eberhard and Rogers on the nay side that and the exemption went Three votes have been taken since and Espinoza has favored the exemption every The councilman said he voted against it the first time because most of the citizens he had talked to didnt show any interest in the Mayor Stratemann also made a convincing argument that the exemption would hurt residents who dont own their own because taxes on rent property would be raised to make up the I believe in paying for what you so I went with what I thought was best for the Espinoza As soon as I voted against I started getting all these calls from all over I told I wish you had talked to me Espinoza wasnt on the council when the whole business The first public argument on the homestead exemption occurred last when City Manager Delashmutt presented the 198384 budget for At that Tieken asked the council to consider granting the Delashmutt told her it was too late that she should have brought it up six months when the 1982 tax roll was being Tieken told the HeraldZeiwng that she had See Page 16 Inside Todays Weather The Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm this becoming foggy late tonight and Friday Sunny and warm Friday Sunset today will be at while Fridays sunrise will be at CANYON DEAR TV For the defense Genene Jones side of story to unfold today GEORGETOWN AP Its the defenses turn in the Genene Jones murder but her lawyers wont give any hints about how theyll try to show jurors that the nurse is not the babykiller the state says she The only thing weve got on our side is the element of said Patty an aide to courtappointed defense lawyer Jim The trial was to resume today after a oneday break intended to let the defense prepare its response to the states 44witness Jones is charged in the death of Chelsea a 15month old girl who went limp and died after two injections from the nurse at a Kerrville doctors Kathleen Holland had ordered routine immunizations for but the indictment alleges Jones injected a muscle relaxant that pathologist said they later found in the girls body Patty an aide to said no decision had been made on whether the nurse will The state case featured relatives of six children allegedly injured by nurse The first parent to testify was Petti Mc who said her daughter Chelsea went limp after the shots from Prosecutors got other parents to the witness stand after State District Judge John Carter ruled that jurors could hear about five other children Jones is accused of Parents and medical technicians testified the children went limp after injections or intravenous treatment from the Nurse Mary the prosecutions final gave the strongest testimony about a possible Jones needed sick babies to prove that Sid Peterson Hospital in Kerrville needed an intensive care unit for according to r am Local businessmen and women will be doing their version of Me and My Shadow next The Chamber of Commerces fourth annual Shadown Program begins as area high school students will shadow businesses and professional offices to learn more about the working The program begins with a kickoff breakfast Tuesday at 8 at the Civic Calvin director of the Center for Private Enterprise and En trepreneurship at will be the main A total of 123 students from New Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools will be doing their shadowing in 49 Chamber member businesses and professional offices Tuesday through Each student will spend a day with the sponsor at the sponsors The program is sponsored by the Chambers Free Enterprise Education The project is designed to provide a firsthand learning experience about the American free enterprise said Larry program vice We know the sponsors will share their knowledge and experiences in business with the students to help the students understand our economic he who was keynote speaker for the 1982 and 83 won the distinguished professor award from the Hankamer School of Business in He has also received three outstanding teacher awards and the Jaycees out standing young religious leader Kent has also received the award for excellence in private enterprise the highest award given by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Committee chairman Ron Eyres praised the three local high their prin cipals and school superintendents Charles Bradbeiry and Edgar Willhelm for their cooperation with the The entire project is evidence of the grass root support for our free enterprise Eyres   

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