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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                6A New Bfaunfels July 24 1985 Amarillo nuke site blasted AMARILLO and supporters of the Department of Energys pro posal to store nuclear waste in the Panhandle ai red their Texas differences at a public briefing where some said the plan could hurt far mland and water A crowd gathered at the Amarillo Civic Center Tuesday to talk about the departments proposal to locate the nations first highlevel nuclear waste repository in Deaf Smith County 30 miles west of Two other sites are being Angela district manager ot the Texas Department of said the DOE has failed to protect its own laboratory workers from radiation DOEs record for health and safety is about as clear as the Amarillo sky in a heavy dust Lamb said his business joined the ride program because it has worked hard at getting employees to be responsible about serving Brown said the program was economical for which also used to pay on its own for patrons cab public relations director for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown said the hotel has not used the service often but values it since we can be held Because we have several restaurants and we want to give them safe rides she Its nice to know they will be able to come back Exleaders soninlaw charged in cocaine case HOUSTON AP The soninlaw of a former Bolivian president arranged for the shipment of 110 kilogranis of cocaine from South an assistant attorney charged during the Bolivian nationals cocaine trafficking Other people at the briefing ex Duringthe first day of the trial pressed a lack of confidence in the ability to energy departments construct a safe highlevel nuclear waste respository in Deaf Smith the Amarillo Daily News Lamb said she doubted that the DOE underground waste dump could be constructed without damage to the Ogallala Acquifer and Panhandle Deaf Smith County is the one of the states top agriculture producing Don a member of the Southwest Research and Information Center in said he does not believe a permanent seal can be constructed in the shaft to Hospital workers treated for rabies ABILENE AP Sixtyeight employees of Hendrick Medical Center have received the first of five inoculations against rabies after coming in contact with a man who died of the health officials The employees were those who might have come in contact with Santiago a 19yearold man who died of rabies on May the Abilene ReporterNews reported At a press conference Hendrick officials said once again that the risk that Martinez might have passed the disease to other humans is very small and that there is no risk to the There have been no cases of rabies being transfered from one human to except in the case of corneal part of the eye chief pathologist at Hendrick because rabies is almost always about 100 Hendrick employees who might have come in contact with Martinez during his stay here were informed of the risks of catching the disease and offered the opportunity to be The five inoculations are not as painful as the ones from just a few years In the 1821 shots in the abdomen were Modern inoculations are administered to the arms or buttocks at various times over the course of a the ReporterNews The vaccine is being supplied by the Texas Department of Hendrick will pay about for the the newspaper MADD offers free cab rides for drinkers HOUSTON AP Twentyfive local businesses that serve alcohol are joining forces with a chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving to offer free cab rides for intoxicated Businesses that serve alcohol pay if they wish to participate in the experimental sponsored by Yellow Cab and MADDs Harris County said Bill director of the The participating businesses will receive ride vouchers to give to taxi drivers when a client needs a Yellow Cab then bills MADD for the MADD has sponsored the free cab ride program on New Years Eve for the past four years but will now offer it throughput the Killingsworth ne program has been offered on a test basis since but Killingsworth said it was so suc cessful that MADP is trying to recruit more business members Last New Years 850 people took advantage of the rid and not one drunken driving fatality was reported for the first New Years Eve in several KiUjyoj Local club managers say found the program to be successful and financially feasible Artie general club in Assistant Attorney Albert Ratliff said Jorge was a broker putting one deal together after soninlaw of former Bolvian President Hugo Banzer is charged in a ninecount indictment with im distribution and possession with intent to distribute the Houston Chronicle Ratliff said Arroyo arranged for the shipment of multikilogram loads of cocaine from South then distributed the drug from Houston and other But Arroyos Kent said his a Bolivian national living in was implicated in drug dealing by two Houston drug informants who were looking for a way out of their own The informants tried to involve Arroyo in a drug transaction because they knew his family ties would in terest the Drug Enforcement Schaffer Banzer was a frontrunner for Bolivian president in a July 14 Texas Leland meets with relief organizer WASHINGTON AP Mickey Leland presided over the Select Committee on Hunger in relatively obscure days before pictures of starving people in Ethiopia gripped the On he shared the lights and cameras as celebrities visited Capitol Hill seeking assistance in their efforts to aid African famine At a news conference in one of the House office Leland sat beside Bob a member of the Irish rock the Boomtown as Geldof described the logistical and political problems of getting famine aid across vast undeveloped land to those who need started an international rock star effort on behalf of famine victims when he organized Band Aid last year to record Do They Know Its Christmas and donated the proceeds to famine artists followed suit with We Are the and the effort culminated July 13 with the massive Live Aid concert held simultaneously in London and I have never met anybody so knowledgeable about the issues in volved who comes from his Leland He is Im really excited that he would take the time to learn about the issues surrounding not only the but the nuances of the politics that come into play not only in but the other countries that hes studied Leland said Geldof came to Capitol Hill hoping for cooperation among relief agencies and par ticularly the Agency for International and Band which is now a private famine relief Workers compensation eyed for rate hike AUSTIN AP The State Board of Insurance is considering recommendations from both its staff and from industry experts that Texas rates for workers compensation insurance should During a long hearing Tuesday the threemember board was urged to allow increased premiums to cover increased operating unexpected in surance losses and hot competition within the The board will make its decision The state board staff called for a percent which would raise premiums paid by Texas em ployers by about million based on the billion insurance sold in Industry spokesman said the rate increase should be which would increase premiums by We are just coming out of the most difficult period in the history of the insurance Edwin chairman of the Travelers told the During this we did suffer painful losses in In the last three we had an operating loss of well over million in our casualtyproperty In we lost more than our entire payroll we have had to put severe restrictions on both new and renewal workers compensation Charles chief actuary for the said he considered the staffrecommended percent raise fair and reasonable and adequate for to cover business risks taken by firms in Donald president of Hartford Fire In surance said his firm is represented by more than 600 Texas independent insurance We been viewing with increasing concern the deterioration in our Texas underwriting both for workers compensation anad other During the period from 1980 through our workers compensation loss ratio has risen from 68 percent to Frahm We have the largest share of the workers com pensation market in said Dan chairman of the Texas Employers Insurance Association I dont know her to brag or Bob Dallas attorney representing the Texas Compensation Consumers questioned all witnesses closely as to whether much of the increased rates was not caused by the intense competition in the Porter said 2 percent of the increase recommended by the staff was caused by a change in state ef fective that would increase minimum weekly benefits from to a Maximum benefits would increase from to a Porter the remaining percent was caused by increased operating costs and losses paid by insurance firms on injuries and deaths reported for The staff recommendation would allow firms percent of their premium income with percent reserved to pay expected the staff recommended that percent of the cost of expenses come from investment not from BUY ONE AT 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