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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels April IRS investigates destruction of business records AUSTIN AP A supervisor at the Internal Revenue Service regional center here ordered tax documents from as many as businesses in six states destroyed because of what a union attorney called an obscene emphasis on quantity and the Austin AmericanStatesman reported Bob public affairs officer for the said Thursday that an investigation of the which took place late last is A firstline supervisory employee instructed another employee to destroy certain taxpayer related an IRS statement Management confronted the supervisory em ployee with the and the employee Branson told the AmericanStatesman he didnt know how many documents were Employee union officials put the number bet ween and separate case files some with as many as 20 pages of attachments such as Its this obscene emphasis on quantity and said union attorney Ann Theyre actually generating extra work to get errors The supervisor had too much to process so she threw the excess It may be she did it without but we wonder about The incident came to light in the wake of reports earlier this month of the shredding of as many as income tax returns and checks by over worked IRS employees in Roscoe commissioner of the IRS in angrily denounced the reports as utter Thursdays statement identified neither the supervisor who ordered the destruction nor the employee who did Branson said he would have no further comment until an investigation is The Austin center is one of 10 regional IRS centers in the United It serves New Louisiana and Thousands of businesses in the six states may have increased problems with the IRS because their requests for adjustments of their taxes were the AmericanStatesman Darla president of local 72 of the National Treasury Employees which represents a third of the centers said union officials were told there is no way to find out to whom the destroyed documents She said the supervisor had ordered the destruction during a late1984 shift in computer and that the computer tracking system was shut We think thats probably how she thought she could get away with Ellzey said of the supervisory employee who ordered the destruc Pittman said the supervisor apparently was trying to keep her unit of the centers Business Master File section first in efficiency by reducing an overwhelming To get her volume Pittman said of why the employee did To look We work under constant pressure out Its a terrible thing that she felt she had so much pressure on her to do something like White unconcerned about 1986 election AUSTIN AP Mark while declining to officially declare himself a candidate for re says he gets a chuckle from Republican efforts to find a challenger for Its good to see them scurrying Its amusing to watch them trying to handpick their can White said Republican Bill ousted by White in has traveled the state looking for a good GOP gubernatorial If one doesnt Clements has indicated he may run White said that doesnt worry Weve had an opportunity once a rematch wouldnt bother he White told his weekly news conference that last years con troversial school reforms and billion tax hike are so popular with Texans that he fears no challenge over Ill be pleased to contest any Democrat or on those Primary or general White You may think theyre widely but I think youll find they are extremely popular with the people of this Earlier this state Democratic Party Chairman Bob Slagle said White could be vulnerable on some issues next including the school reforms and the threeyear tax increase that funded those reforms and highway But White staunchly defended rejecting any suggestion that most voters They want good schools for their children The no play Im firmly committed to see that he EPA threatened about dumping toxic wastes in Gulf of Mexico BROWNSVILLE AP Amid a bombardment of skits and songs opposing toxicwaste burning in the Gulf of federal of ficials were also warned they would be sued if the Gulf isnt eliminated as a proposed site for atsea in Mark White and Attorney General Jim stressing the Gulfs importance to said Thursday they would sue the federal government if the Environmental Protection Agency approves plans to burn toxic wastes The EPA has designated two sites for the burning of liquid toxic One is 200 miles off the Texas Louisiana coast and the other off the New JerseyDelaware But Mattox and testifying before EPA hearing examiner Edwin Johnson said companies wanting to do offshore burning are not held fully liable for any ac The only reason these people want to do it offshore that they have limited liability in federal statutes and that they wont be having to respond when an accident White About other people attended the including area state farm students and officials of companies wanting to burn the toxic A group of Texas Southmost College students performed a skit to the theme of We Are the and student body president Clifford Gillard told the EPA that the message was We are the children of this he Were the only ones that can make this a brighter Our choice is no more PCBs and nothing One man put his opposition into a Spanish but most of the op position was through I have already filed a lawsuit on this matter and the EPA should understand and know that I am prepared to act again unless EPA listens to the peole and gives us fair Mattox There must be no rush to Mattox tried suing once before to stop atsea but a judge rejected the suit as The EPA is proposing to grant 10 year permits to such as Chemical Waste Management for ocean White urged the EPA to consider threeyear permits with annual These people are trying to avoid the law of liability and theyre doing it for White The profiteers of this operation are putting this nation and our govern ment at But Bill director of marine affairs for Chemical Waste tried to calm fears of the opponents who heckled him when he began Its been No more I No more I he Iets not dump like a decade But ocean incineration is not ocean Opponents of ocean including Gulf Coast Coalition for Public had hoped that at tendance at the hearing would be around Court upholds Blue Law HOUSTON AP A state appeals court has upheld the Texas Blue rejecting arguments by Handy Dan hardware stores that the the 24yearold Sunday closings statute is unconstitutional and The 1st Texas Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a lower courts ruling in finding the law does not violate the state and The statute bans the sale of 42 items on consecutive weekend Violators can be assessed up to a The state Supreme Court has upheld the law as constitutional three Last state District Judge Thomas Philips of Houston ruled in a lawsuit filed by Handy Dan that the Blue Law was Philips decision was appealed by the state at torney generals office and Houstons Retail Mer chants a group of representatives from local The merchants group sent shoppers to several Houston area businesses to collect evidence showing the shops violated the Blue The appeals rejected Handy Dans arguments that the law is the due process and equal protection clauses of both Assistant Attorney General John Miner Miner said the threejudge appeals panel rejected Handy Dans arguments that the merchants group enforced the law The main issue was whether evidence produced by Handy Dan during the trial established that the statute was Miner told the Bryan College Station The appeals court found the evidence was The court also ruled the 24yearold law does not violate the interstate commerce clause of the Miner Last Academy of Houston suc cessfully challenged the Blue Law in But Miner said the attorney generals office and the merchants group last week appealed the Academy case to the 14th Court of Appeals in Miner said he expects the appeal to be Judge to decide fate of abandoned children CORPUS CHRISTI AP A judge was to weigh countering claims from parents and police today before deciding whether six children allegedly found with nothing to eat but birdseed will be returned The children were found in a Corpus Christi dwelling April 19 after a school nurse told the CityCounty Health Department that they were being left alone for long periods of Police and health department workers say they found toddlers eating seed that had fallen from two parrot and that a 15yearold boy was in a shed behind the house because he couldnt speak The children are currently in Texas Department of Human Resources foster said Michael assistant Nueces County Todays hearing is on a DHR petition for temporary custody of the children pending further in But an attorney representing the parents said the children are not The children are Theyre not said Celso who represents Leonardo Alfonzo Hernandez and Victoria Hernandez feels the news coverage has been exaggerated and is unfair to Rodriguez said Hernandez is a mechanic and his wife works at a but the family has had some extra expenses recently that made hiring child care Reports describing the building where the children were found said oilcovered clothes covered the mattresses were propped against the wall and the building looked like a mechanics According to the petition on file in state district court in Corpus the two boys aged 7 and and three girls ages 2s and were found alone and without adequate The children were allegedly left alone last September for several days when their parents went to and again more the documents Governor doesnt foresee new taxes AUSTIN AP The way he reads Mark White says the twoyear state budget ap proved by the Texas House wont require any tax Im very pleased that they were able to reach the compromises to permit a balanced budget without any new White Although some lawmakers have said a tax hike may yet be needed to balance the House Speaker Gib Lewis said a million in crease in fees and a quadrupling of college tuition will cover state government The House voted 13511 preliminary approval of the budget on Wednesday and sent it to the Senate on a voice vote The Senate is working on its own spen ding so the final state budget will be written by a HouseSenate conference The Houseapproved tightest in 10 would add money for mental public schools and high Higher education would rl Texas Legislature receive average decreases of 4 and many state agencies would suffer heavy The governor said the budget is not exactly the way I would have drafted and indicated he will wait on the conference committee version before making any final White indicated he could support a compromise proposal that would quadruple state college tuition over the next two then allow the 1987 Legislature to consider possible future Its a compromise I would be in a position to Im pleased to see that there is going to be ad ditional money for scholarships and for needy he Even with the well still be the least expensive tuition of any of the states in the White discounted complaints of some particularly medical and dental students who will face even larger tuition that the increases will cost them their I dare there will not be a single soul who will have to drop out of their school because of any change in the tuition he State employees have been angered at the failure of lawmakers to approve a pay raise for The House bill includes a possible 3 percent raise for the state workers if seven revenueraising bills also Senators say there is no money to fund a I like what they the House have But the Senate has White adding that he will work with the conference committee actively trying to help them find a way to at least make some provision for in creased Senate debates oysters AUSTIN AP A twohour debate over regulating shrimp and oyster which appeared to be the start of a convinced the Senate to quit for the weekend and try again The deck is stacked against the coastal senators who oppose the measure as they could never muster more than 11 votes for any amend ment on Since the Senate rather than the bill presumably would be up when the Senate returns at 9 Asked what shape the bill was sponsor Tati Santiesteban It depends on the stamina and desire of the M n 5 y Colonial Manor Nursing Home 6 U M H M H n Private Rooms Available Approved For Medicaid Central Heat Air Intermediate 111 Meals Well Prepared H On CallComplete Entertainment RNs LVNs On Duty Planned Daily Activities B Oxygen All Facilities On Ground Level ffl VA Contract Automatic Sprinkler Smoke Detection Alarm y System y New Braunfels National Bunk MEMBER VICTORIA BANK inrtos you to litton to A ooekwtro1 jltneo it whoto wo in Contl County hivt ooon and whoro wo oto now Mornings at 9 on mo April 1985 featuring Encore Raymond Orijiml troileHt 121478 North Lobby MomUyThurxUy Fri Uy DriveThru Saturday your dtpotiu to by Ox Ftdaal Iruurwra Phont Braunfeki BAWKl EYE OPENERS By Henry Hull THE PARTIALLY AIDS The simplest theory for improving sight is to make objects bigger and 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