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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WQMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 262 Food Cool recipes using summer favorite See Page 1B Comal up 12 Water cfs down 5 Canyon cfs down 3 Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Area Comal Springs will be dry by 2010 See Page 2A Babe Ruth AllStars go to tourney Page 8A New Braunfels Herald New Texas 160 Wednesday August 25 Cents 32 Sections Down with the old Clearing it out A bulldozer belonging to a San Antonio demolition bites into the old Courthouse clearing the way for construction of a new Annex as soon as debris can be carted Next door the first floor of the Courthouse shook as bricks and hunks of plaster crashed against the outside of the building Tuesday Though windows rattled and some county workers vacated the downstairs offices staunch Courthouse had little more than a little extra dust to show for it Group seeking federal advice By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer After a twohour closed door meeting Tuesday a committee looking at charges of police misconduct agreed to ask for help from the Department of Isabel secretary of the Police DepartmentCommunity Relations Study said the group met with John regional director of the southwestern region of the justice who offered his Perez is part of the community relations branch of the justice department and he agreed to act as mediator for the committee and to give technical assistance to the Barboza The study committee was formed in July to listen to complaints and compliments about the police Committee members spent previous sessions organizing and discussing the limits of the in At the 5 the nine members were assigned to such tasks as studying the departments recruiting practices and complaint procedures and interviewing police officers and court the committee finally heard several written complaints about the said who did not want to say how many complaints were Jimmy head of the Progressive Human Rights earlier said he has about 50 affidavits of police misconduct over several Delgado had appeared at the 5 meeting to read the but the committee was not sure then whether names of accused officers should be made Delgado waited until Tuesday to present his Barboza also said the committee heard some recommendations about its work from audience but she did not reveal what those suggestions The committees next step will be to ask the city manager to formally request the services and resources offered by Perez and his Barboza See Page 12A files suit against architects By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braunfels ISD is suing the contractor and architectural firm Porch light solidarity varies during National Night Out By the Associated Press Participation ranged from the ecstatic to the apathetic as neighbors sought to exorcise the specter of crime from their streets by burning porch lamps and occupying their lawns in the second annual National Night New York Mayor Ed Koch led a sparkler brigade in a Brooklyn while Minneapolis teenagers break danced at a block party during Tuesdays nationwide 8 9 show of solidarity against But in where Police Chief William Hart sought participation from 41 citizen radio patrol groups and block virtually no turnout was reported for the anti crime The National Association of Town based in which organized the had predicted communities in 45 states would Organization leader Matt Peskin said he spent the hour outside his condominium in Wynnewood and driving around the neighborhood to count lighted It was much better than last from the little I he Awaiting word of nationwide ac tivities was like an waiting for the wards to he From the ones neighborhood groups Ive talked theyve done well so About Minneapolis residents were believed to have joined in the National Night including the few dozen gathered in the yard of Joan and Gene The parents brought while kids from the block spent weeks planning their break dancing the Piersas Weve been good about looking out for one but when theres been a burglary or we generally taear about it after its said neighbor Jerry x Three reporters for the Detroit Free Press who canvassed the city found no out oftheordinary We had shift people at the police departments laugh at us when we brought it said night city editor David Elsewhere in organizers reported a high turnout in places where theyd made a special effort to solicit said Frank Bublitz of Saginaw Neighborhoods Residents in a privately secured neighborhood in Houston said they thought the National Night Out was a good but they wouldnt be The homeowners of the posh Tanglewood neigh borhood have a security In neighbors feted police with a barbecue to show their We were police Don who stopped by for In this months billing Utility customers will see decrease in bills By DEBBIE OeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels Utilities bills set for a Thursday mailout will include a percent interim power cost ad justment PCA to the electric base But Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said the same bills will reflect a 24 percent fuel cost reduction from the Lower Colorado River Authority So the total electric bill will go down 15 even though the base rate is going up 24 he The power cost adjustment was unanimously approved by Utilities trustees on July It was needed to recover increased costs from beginning with the local August billing for consumption in Sohn said fuel costs also went down because LCRA is no longer buying coal from Decker Coal On this months bills to Utilities the PCA will cause an average residential increase of about 4 percent or and commercial about percent or Industrial users at five million kilowatt hours will also see about a percent Anybody with LCRA is having the same and each one is handling it a little Sohn But our customers will see a decrease in although theres been an increase in the base The power cost adjustment will be eliminated as soon as our electric costofservice study is he New electric rates based on that study could be presented to trustees sometime this and to City Council in That rate increase ordinance must be read by council three so the revised electric rates wouldnt go into effect until sometime in In the meantime without the Sohn Id be sitting here taking a hickey if I cant equalize LCRAs rate This is like a passthrough charge just like fuel No no which worked on Carl Schurz Elementary from The suit for breach of contract was filed Calvin Koltermann had agreed to make renovations and additions to the elementary to provide unit ventilators with three rows of cooling the suit The school district expressed its plan to add air conditioning in the and wanted the ventilator units complete in every way for future cooling without the suit Peter Callins and Associates ar chitects agreed to act as construction administrator and certified all work had been completed to The work was not discovered as incomplete until the the air con ditioning was put said Denise Anderson with the school districts at The clock doesnt start ticking on the twoyear statute of limitation until the cause of action has been discovered or should have been the attorney Once they found the they contacted the and for a while it looked like they were going to come through with the New Braunfels ISD is asking for which was the cost for putting in the proper type of Anderson The contractor and architect were unavailable for comment at press time Inside Coastal officials preparing for tropical storm MIAMI AP the fourth named storm of the 1985 Atlantic hurricane swept north through the Gull of Mexico early today as forecasters warned coastal residents from Texas to Alabama to prepare for heavy We believe the storm will be strengthening and it could arrive as a said forecaster Hal Gerrisb of National Hurricane Center in Coral Gerriah said Danny could make today or Danny was declared a tropical storm at 6 At 9 EDT the storms center was about 350 miles south of New at latitude longitude the center Danny packed maximum sustained winds of 55 mph and gale force winds of 39 to 54 mph extending 100 miles from the center to the north and pushing tides two to three feet higher than the advisory Danny was moving northwest at 10 to 15 mph and was expected to continue that course and speed through most of the We have a gale warning and hurricane watch in effect from east of Port to Thats the area in the highest risk of being bit by the said hurricane forecaster Miles LawrenceThe center said the warnings may be extended westward along the upper Texas coast later The storm is expected to continue moving toward the and gradually said Neil director of the hurricane Since its Danny has followed the August 1969 path of one of the most violent hurricanes to strike the But Frank said atmospheric conditions are not as volatile as those which spawned and nurtured In where residents still See Page 12A Todays Weather A 20 percent chance of thun dershowers today will increase to a 30 percent chance tonight and a 40 percent chance Other skies will be partly cloudy and temperatures should reach the raid 90s and drop to the mid70s The high Tuesday was and the low this morning was Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at Prison protest Minnesota prisoners are under lockup after protesting about inmate diagnosed as having AIDSrelated See Page 11A IB
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