Friday, November 9, 1984

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas BOX 45436 TX 75245 State of alert Nicaragua prepares for invasion from Nicaragua The Sandlnista government says it is arming including student volunteers who normally help harvest to defend itself from a predicted Claiming that an escalation of aggression indicated an invasion was Foreign Minister Miguel dEscoto announced Thur sday night that the leftist govern ment was mobilizing its reserve defense He also told reporters and foreign diplomats that Nicaragua was requesting an urgent meeting of the Security Council to denounce the alleged of saying they pose a situation that is ex tremely He charged that a spy plane caused sonic booms Thursday over Managua and listed several other These included harassment of a Soviet freighter by Navy frigates inside Nicaraguan deployment of warships in the Caribbean and and very suspicious movements in at least three Army bases in the United Pentagon spokesmen refused to comment on but denied that Navy vessels had entered they also denied a Sandinista claim that a military plane was chased away by gunfire Wednesday near the Pacific port of where the Soviet frieghter in Reagan ad ministration officials raised the possibility the Soviet vessel may not contain MiG as had been but leSs sophisticated Czechbuilt L39ZA trainer See Page 12A Huck replaces Panebianco as electric superintendent John Huck Stiff wriWf New Braunfeis Utilities has a new electrical distribution superin but his face ii already a familiar one around the John Huck has worked at Utilities for IMe years as art electrical engineer He has now been promoted to replace Frank whos been with Utilities nine years four of those as electrical distribution superin Before coming to New Huck worked over 30 years for City Miff Public Service in San Ive enjoyed he and think my new job will be Panebiancos new effective will be with Bluebonhet Electric Cooperative as operations Headquartered in Gid Panebianco said Bluebonnet serves electric customers from See Page 12A NewBrauhfels Friday 1984 New Texes 25 Cents 24 Sections Wurstfest crowds hungry ByDANASTElL Staff writer An Austin woman was being a bit corny at She proved it Monday night when she ate a corn on the cob in 16 She defended her corn speedeating championship two more times that night and when all was said and she had downed five ears of According to one of the Breakfast Lions working at the corn on the cob a young lady was at the when a man came up and bought an She said could eat an ear of corn in 45 He said he could eat an ear of corn in 30 she said that if hewouldbuy her shed do timed with an official digital she finished her porn in The woman returned to the booth twice and challenged two other hearty eaters in the corny contest her slowest time was 22 But that appears to be the ex ception rather than the rule at Wurstfest so far this Of there have been the usual chicken and Jim in the Babe Ruth League has seen people with antennas on their heads performing bullfights in the middle of the food Controversial plan before state board See PAge 12A Dressed for the Naomi and Pete Zimmermann dance in The Big Tent at Wurstfest AUSTIN AP A proposal that high school along with band and pep squad be allowed to continue their outofclassroom activities while making up failing grades has been placed in the hands of the State Board of The proposal was approved by the Legislature Education which monitors actions of the new appointed education The state board also will consider an LEBapproved provision that limits outofschool such as band and pep to eight hours per week for each Jon chairman of the state told the LEB another matter that the board would have to con sider was the problem of providing competency tests for public school He said the state has enough money to present the initial tests to teachers but studies are being made moredetailed One estimate calls for million to prepare the second round of tests and another million to administer Speaker Gib Lewis and Bill an author of the 1984 school reform bill that barred par ticipation in athletics by students who fail one strenuously opposed the grade makeup provision at Thursdays LEB Bill Hobby and Carl DPort the Senate sponsor of the reform said the proposal carried out the spirit of the public school changes made in the summer special Haley said he agreed with the eighthour limit on out ofschool practice but said the makeup plan put too much responsibility on teachers and added to their Dont put all this on the teacher to have to deal with something other than their academic Haley Jack Strong of the chairman of the students committee of the State Board of said the proposal actually would strengthen the Legislatures intent that public school students devote more time to their studies during school hours and leave ex tracurricular activities to afterschool Bill Hobby left is for the while House Speaker Gib who helped author the education reform is against The proposal also will restrict school administrators from dismissing classes for pep class pictures and It would require an average grade of 70 in all courses in order to take part in athletics and other extracurricular Strong a student failing in one course for a sixweek period could make up the work during the following six weeks with the teachers permission and a written parental The student would be required to attend at least two tutorial sessions each usually after school and on The provision would expire in two years unless con tinued by the 1987 commissioners eye flood plain action A developer Thursday proposed a way to amend the federal flood plain and flood way map to make it more accurate without costing the county Bob developer of Guadalupe River told county commissioners that property owners iq that subdivision have retained the Epsey and Huston engineering firm to study the ao curacy of the Hood plain The county would only have to submit their appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Ad The initial study of this sub division shows that the base flood elevation may be It will take 18 months for a he According to FEMA only a governmental entity can submit an Once the engineers prepare a preliminary and the county submits an FEMA could grant an 18month moratorium on using the new map since its ac curacy would be in At that time the old flood plain map would be in effect until the 18month study was The county will not have to join in any of the cost of the but help only insubmitting the document that the engineers A lot of people who have bought property in these areas now designated in the flood way were ready to but they cannot get building permits and are in a position to lose a If we go back to the original flood map during the in they can he Eversberg also assured the court that the engineering firm was chosen because it has done studies on both sides of the for FEMA and counties such as Fort Bend and and have sucessfully challenged FEMAs In other commissioners agreed to participate with the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in building two railroad crossing warning devices along Watson The county will pay 5 percent of the costs of the the 25 percent and the federal 70 The warning device where the MissouriPacific tracks cross the road will cost the county an estimated and the device at the MissouriKansasTexas tracks crossing will cost The MoPac crossing is where we have had three trucks torn We put in a stop sign there after and there have been no more but I was told that we had probably the only railroad crossing in the state that had a stop sign at Com missioner Bill George Im glad to see something more being With the increased traffic out its only a matter of time before someone will get seriously injured or he Commissioners also created the position of electronic data program manager to begin 1 and decided to hire Freddie ONeal of His first year which would be a probationary I think it going to take at least that long before we can really evaluate the results of anything he has It will probably take six months before he has studied everything and begins to make Commissioner Jumbo Evans County Judge Fred Clark will See Page 12A Starting over State runs wrong tests on river Inside Officials of the state health department this week OoiUy came samples from different points along the Gsml River from Lamia the San Anlww laboratory by the health department ran The Antonio Igb conducted tests that determine a total bacteria eownt in the The pity of BrauAfels is Interested in only that putted were over the lib The healip department was called last month to test the river tout MWKp sWMfs sampling tobe High f coWorm in parts of the Comal and g Landa Lake prompted the to pag lab in several veas City officials hope that the early fill rains have increased the water Aow enough to lessen the bacteria and want state verification of a tower level before taking the signs jLown Micbie gild health department workers may return tp puU fmn UK water and be The state iptelteii will run the samples the city manager Thats the pure and with 11 15 Watch CROSSWcmo mi f A