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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MJCROPLEX VMI V ry j Battle being waged over bill in House While the city struggles with the idea of an ordinance regulating signs and the state legislature is taking the same idea and turning it into what one local City Coun cilmember calls a direct attack on home Councilmember Betty Lou who has been vocal about billboard said legislation proposed by the billboard industry is an attempt to gut all these local attempts at billboard But those in the business feel The outdoor advertising industry just wants to be com pensated for its said Pete Lingamfelter of Oasis Outdoor Ad The proposed by Bill and Hector has been reported out of committee and will now go before the full House of Representatives for Rushing met with Mark White and mayors and representatives of other Texas cities last and she said the proposed legislation does more than require the city to in the value of a billboard to be This measure is designed to prohibit cities from requiring non conforming signs and billboards to be reimbursed unless the city is ready to pay cash up she Its completely it com pletely guts the citys rights to determine its own This is not just a billboard this is the riht of the city to still function on aesthetic The Texas Municipal to which the city is fighting hard against the saying it is a blatant attempt to avoid legitimate regulation by local By requiring cash compensation for any action that may affect the use of maintenance of a the billboard insdustry is thwarting governmental TML It is the elimination of the voice of municipal not billboard that is the continues literature from Lingamfelter Were getting a lot of opposition from TML under that homerule he To my were the only industry that is noninjurious to public health and safety that they have chosen to One of the reasons we are being attacked is that were an easy were Lingamfelter coh The Lingamfelter would allow the billboard industry to receive just compensation for acquisition by any governmental Rainfall New Canyon Spring New Braunfels especially a when a city condemns say for a it pays cash Lingamfelter That sets a precedence for the claiming of real or income generating TML claims that although no cash payments have been made to billboard Texas cities do not regulate the industry without regard for future monetary loss sign owners may Signs that dont meet ordinance standards remain standing for a period of TML specifically for the purpose of allowing sign owners and property owners leasing land for signs to recoup the value of their in That practice is called amor See Page ZA Heral New Texas Thursday April 25 Cents 22 Pages2 Sections Elliott out at shelter ByDANASTELL Staff writer A staff change at the New Braunfels Animal Shelter has relieved manager Olen Elliott of his Assistant Manager Cheryl Pillar has taken over the Cynthia chairman of the Humane Society board of said this Elliott managed the shelter since It Elliotts management just didnt work Phillips Its a highstress Its really a rough job to love animals and then have to put them to Euthanasia really did bother she Elliott was not available for comment this Phillips said the society is working on a program to increase the spaying and neutering of the animals brought in to the If we could cut down on the number of animals being she we could cut down One prospect for the shelter is an agreement with Texas for an intern veterinarian Phillips explaining under the a student vet would have to work at the shelter in order to receive a veterinarian We tried to work with the veterinarians in but we havent been able to reach any common Phillips The cost of any veterinarian work would have to be passed on to the persons adopting a pet from the she and the society would like to see that cost remain If you adopt them out without having it spaying or neutering a year you have their puppies Phillips The decision to replace Elliott with Pillar came from the board of directors April Phillips who came to New Braunfels after seven years as a fish store owner and two years as manager of a halfway began work as director of the shelter on See Page 12 A Retail sales skid after strong start WASHINGTON AP Retail held back by a dip in demand for fell percent in the biggest decline in almost three the government reported The Commerce Department said that sales totaled billion last month compared to a record billion in February sales had risen a strong percent over the January leading many analysts to believe that consumer demand was reviving and would provide momentum to keep the economy moving in coming Analysts cautioned against reading too much into the big March saying that it reflected in part an overstatement of the strength of sales in Mike head of Evans a Washington forecasting said the weak sales performance in March stemmed from a variety of factors which have held the economy back since last The decline in retail sales reflected the continuing effects of the economic slowdown and sluggish growth in wages and salaries that we have had for several mon he But I think we are about to snap out of This is the end of the bad numbers not the begin The overall economy grew at an annual rate of only percent in the first three months of the according to preliminary government This is well below the percent growth rate turned in for all of 1984 and See Page 12 A Retail sales In billions of dollars seasonally adjusted 112 110 108 106 104 102 R Revised ffl MAMJ JA SONDJ F 1984 1985 Chicago Tribune Graphic Department ol Commerce Dont bet on it Egger warns IRS cheaters not to get cocky Even the kitchen sink The proverbial kitchen sink leans against a mailbox waiting for city street crews to take it to its final resting placethe citycounty landfill on FM City crews collected a wide variety of item during this weeks which enters its second week next Monday and WASHINGTON AP The Internal Revenue Service is embarrassed by computer foulups and angered by allegations that some employees have destroyed tax says its dont think its a good time to skip filing a tax If they theyll do it at their says IRS Commissioner Roscoe Egger I am not concerned that the agencys image as an efficient tax collector might be scarred so badly that people have little fear of getting caught if they cheat or dont Egger told a news conference This system is doing exactly what we planned it to he while acknowledging due to com puter the IRS is far behind schedule in processing individual tax Through April the most recent figures the IRS had received million returns but processed only That is 20 percent behind last years pace in Each of the 10 regional service centers is behind You have the best chance of getting a quick refund if 1040 Taxpayers who plan to skip I filing their returns are taking a big says IRS Commissioner Egger you live in Ohio or Michigan youll have the longest wait if you live in Delaware or the District of With the Monday deadline for filing individual tax returns Egger made these points of the problems with the new million computer system in the service centers have been By and the returns we get by next Monday midnight will be processed on time meaning before June If a return is filed by April 15 and any refund is not paid by June the IRS must pay 13 percent annual in terest on the See Page 12A Wouldbe con artists chased off by police Inside By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer There were four men in town this week that police couldnt prove committed a but they were still told to take their business And just in case they come Detective Mario Guerrero said local especially elderly need to be made aware of what they suspect is their usual They put one guy out at the post and the others sit in the car about a block The guy at the post office walks back and forth until he spots his pulls out a wad of money called a flash roll and look what I Guerrero He cons his victim by saying Lets split this but for me to trust lets go to the bank and you get Then Ill put up my and were in Ill know then youre on the up and The usually an elderly might fall into the trap of I can make Guerrero So they go to the the victim takes out and the guy asks to count In the the real is swit ched for the flash which looks real because of whats showing on the outside but the inside is Around noon Guerrero said he noticed a man pacing back and forth in front of the post I saw the others parked near Peter and Paul so I used my radio to The four black driving a 1980 beige over gold Delta had a police scanner in the and took off before help But they were later stopped near Boise Cascade by Detectives Ray Douglas and Juan and Texas Ranger Ray They had some money on but we dont know if they pulled off any cons or One guy had 25 prior another had Guerrero See Page 1U Water Watch Comal Canyon inflow Dem cfslfame up Canyon lake down Todays Weather The forecast for the rest of today mentions ao but akies fitojdy to ftftTtty nesdays high was 58 and tbjs mornings low was Sunset will be at 655 and sunrise will be CLASSIFIED COMICS 6B CROSSWORD DEARAB8Y 3B 2A HOROSCOPE 5B KALEIDOSCOPE 13B tow nejyr JHtfay is ex pected to reach the Accumulated rainfall for the past 34 hours is Wed STOCKS TVUSTINQS teen still missing A thorough shoreline search early this morning failed to find any traces of a San Antonio teenager missing since Easter from his Canyon Lake Game Warden Neal Etheredge said he put his boat out about looking for Michael Ramirez who walked into a wooded area in Jacobs Creek Park about 3 Sunday and never came I made a complete shoreline search frsm the mouth of Tom Creek across the lake to Canyon Park and all the Way back to the in chiding two passes along the Jacob Creek Park Etheredge I didnt find a but each See Page 12A
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