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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                254 410 M0 MICROPLEX WOMBLt P n BHX 45436 LLftl TX 75245 Rescuers search for survivors MEXICO CITY AP Kescuers dug frantically through scores of crushed buildings searching for an estimated people en tombed by a major earthquake that devastated central Mexico and left parts of the densely populated capital in flames and Officials and witnesses confirmed at least 230 deaths in the Thursday morning and Mexico Citys Ramon said people had been treated for injuries in the capital The earthquake leveled hotels and scores of other There were no damage but the government said Mexico City and four coastal states Jalisco and Michoacan were hardest hit by the CDT The quake measured on the Richter scale of ground making it the strongest to rock Mexico since Associated Press photographer Mike Cochran visited one of several temporary morgues in Mexico City and counted 89 Officials earlier had confirmed 60 dead in Mexico An official in Jalisco state estimated between 110 and 150 people had died and 30 people were reported killed when two hotels collapsed at the beach resort of Playa Azul in Michoacan Mexicos Channel 2 monitored in reported 770 including 140 had The report was not attributed and did not say how many of the victims were in Mexico In the State Depart See Page 14A seen By DeLOACH Staff writer Bill Tepe with the New ffffiunfels Utilities Engineering Department had a shocking experience when he went to take his daily water readings of the Edwards Aquifer I walked up to the first one 011 Fredericksburg Road wtefe have a clear tube eight feet till to see what the water level 14A unty County wont protest CADs budget See Page 12A Water Watch Comal Canyon cfs down 14 Canyon cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level down Area Area tax group mulls indigent care impact See below TCU football players suspended for Page 9A New Braunfels Herald New Texas 186 Friday September 25 Cents 38 Pages Sections Swarm Fourth grade students in Dorothy Matscheks science class swarm around beekeeper Herbert as he demonstrates the habits of the busy bees to the Frazier Elementary Len Janice Luna DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG and Tim from lean to get a closer look at the The beekeeping demonstration was part of a class science One one charged in shooting By SARAH DUKE Staff writer SEGUIN A Seguin man was shot Thursday afternoon following an argument that turned into a struggle with a Joe Diaz was listed in stable condition in Guadalupe Valley Hospitals intensive care unit Thursday A Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department spokesman said Diaz was arguing with Tony Medrano at 106 Runnel in Seguin when Medrano reportedly went into the house and brought out a According to the official the two men started fighting over the it went off and Diaz was Medrano is being held in Guadalupe County jail charged with attempted Bond was set at PHRC questions decision on city employee status By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer A day after a city public works employee received a recom mendation about his job classification from a grievance the Progressive Human Rights Coalition publicly questioned the credibility of the city manager and department Jimmy a director of the issued a statement Thursday after Gilbert Martinez received the results of a study con ducted by the grievance I question the credibility of the city manager and department heads on this factfinding read Delgados Thirtyfour employees presented a petition supporting Martinez that he was not aware that the position was advertised on the bulletin board of the Martinez asked for a grievance hearing last month after his job was reclassified from shop foreman to mechanic when a diesel mechanic shop foreman was hired in the public works Martinez complained that as shop he was working on diesel engines when he was told a new diesel mechanic would be He said he did not know the new diesel mechanic also would become the new shop Public Works Director Fred said the position was advertised on the shops bulletin board and in the newspaper and that the opening was for a certified diesel mechanic and At the 16 the grievance board consisting of the See Page 14A Officials ponder effect of seat belt law on auto rates AUSTIN AP The State Board of Insurance has postponed a decision on auto rates after hearing conflicting views of what the seat belt law should mean to The board staff has recommended a percent overall average rate cut that would slice million from The insurance industry wants a million Specific rates vary depending on type of age of driver and use of the The board took no action after hearing several hours of testimony Chairman Lyndon Olson gave no indication on when the rates would be As a result of a law approved this Texans riding in the front seat of vehicles must wear seat State officials expect the law to greatly reduce deaths and injuries in Gaylon the boards staff said his Thursday recom mendation to the board includes a projected 15 percent cut in losses to insurance companies as a result of the seat belt That projection was based on 50 percent compliance with the There is not a calculation Id say is This is a case where judgment is involved very he said in response to board mem bers We know not everybody will use seat belts even though the law says they Industry spokesman Charles Bryan told the There is no question that there will be a reduc tion in losses paid as a But chief actuary for USAA insurance company in San also We cannot be sure of the ultimate effect until we have several years of insurance experience from which to The Texas Automobile Insurance Service Office recommendation figured in a percent cut in losses as a result of seat belt The See Page 14A Indigent health bills impact discussed by tax group By SARAH DUKE Staff writer SJ2GUIN Concern over the new indigent health care law drew Gyadalupe County residents to a Thursday night meeting of the Guadalupe County Taxpayers Those present heard an ex planation of the law and asked several questions about According to the new Guadalupe County will be required to provide sufficient financial sup port to the Guadalupe Valley Hospital in order for it to provide health care for indigent The hospital is responsible for indigent said County Judge Jjunes The county is fw support of the The judge said that although he does not agree with all of the provisions of the he will see that the county follows the We the county judge and com missioners are the elected officials that have to carry out the he We cannot make it or interpret During the hospital provided in indigent This hospital administrators expect to provide about for indigent The hospital is jointly owned by the city of Seguin and Guadalupe Both entities are responsible for finacial according to the I dont see why I would have to pay both city and county taxes to support the said one man during the The people of Seguin are in double Sagebiel said he feels the county and city have to work together to provide quality health services at the hospital to prevent it from becoming a hospital used only by The judge said this law was necessary because several counties in Texas have not been taking responsiblity for the poor in need of health Guadalupe County is not without Sagebiel He said that several indigent patients from Guadalupe County were treated in San Antonio hospitals and the hospitals were never The county and the city of Seguin have both budgeted to be paid for indigent care during Don director of Guadalupe Valley said that amount will probably not cover the need for Richey said that the hospital will notify the county when it needs more money for indigent The hospital is planning a million expansion project to begin before the end of this The project would include adding two new operating rooms and a new emergency room along with other Richey said the expansion project is to ensure that the hospital provides quality care and will continue to attract paying The project can be completed without decreasing the hospitals ability to provide indigent Richey If you the taxpayers will take care of the people who cant take care of we have the sources to provide reasonable health he The bill the indigent care law just tells us to continue doing what we have been Richey He said the hospital collects about percent of patients bills after they leave the Inside Todays weather Partly cloudy conditions There is a slight chance of showers this afternoon and The high will be near 90 degrees with the low near 70 22 set for contest High school juniors are preparing for the annual Comal County Fair Queens contest Sunday at at Canyon High School See Sundays Kaleidoscope e DEAR B g RELIGIOUS A WEATHER   

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