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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 TEXAS 264 Food Dips make a fall spread See Page 18 Cornal cfs same Canyon inflow cfs same Canyon outflow 150 cfs down down 191 wwSttih Edwards down Canyon Lake down Local County workers may lose overtime See below Local athletes making the see page 8A New Braunfels Herald Taxis 199 Wednesday October 25 Cents 30 Pages Sections Palestinians surrender cruise ship PORT Egypt AP Palestinian gunmen who seized an Italian cruise ship with up to 511 people aboard agreed today to surrender the hostages and leave the according to shipping and diplomatic sources who monitored shiptoshore Ahmed Abdul a Palestine Liberation Organization spokesman in said in an interview the hijackers should end the hostage drama without any conditions and would quickly leave the anchored about 20 nautical miles from Port The PLO news agency in a telex monitored in said a delegation of PLO officials had already boarded the Achille Lauro and started talks with the who say they have not killed any of their An Egyptian official said a boat carrying Palestinian and International Red Cross representatives went to the ship for There is no final surrender the official who spoke on condition he was not A shipping source in Egypt It looks like theres an and they are going to leave the It looks like its Sources at the Italian consulate in Port Said said ship toshore contacts they monitored indicated an uniden tified person would take a boat and go to the Achille Lauro to pick up the Utilities OK bond sale date By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels City Council and Utilities trustees approved a notice of sale for in Utilities system revenue bonds Tuesday Bids will be opened at 5 on 12 at City Both votes were with Trustee Robert Orr and Councilman ValdemarEspinoza The council had approved the bond issue by notice of intent on But ittookmonths ofdebate and compromise to arrive at that which kept the bond decision out of the voting Utilities Manager Bob Sohns original bond proposal was million last On June smaller bond proposals of million and million stalled in council chambers on three separate Two weeks Utilities trustees voted to delay the request for any amount of bonds until some future That date arrived on 7 at a Utilitiescouncil workshop when trustees voted to send the million cequest to City but left the public referendumnotice of intent question up to At Tuesday nights Floyd who serves as financial advisor for both said sealed bids would be opened at 5 on Well publicly read and whoever wants to be here can be he Then well tabulate and have them ready for you to But the bids need to be accepted or rejected that No one leaves their bid open overnight Westerman Westerman strongly advised againt holding the bond sale on which was the first regular council meeting date for that Its a bank and you just dont sell bonds on a bank Westerman To avoid having two the council followed Westermans and voted to move its regular meeting to The bond bid approval will he one of the first items on the Inside Fire Safety Tip the New Braunfels Fire Depart ment recommends for the safety of jsou and your family the placement of smoke detectors in your About Americans die each year from home Early warning devices could probaxpy save many of these I CLASSIFIED 58B COMICS 2C CROSSWORD 7C PEAR ABBY 2B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1C FOOD HOROSCOPE OPINIONS 4A Somebody is going in a boat and will bring them the hijackers back to Port said one source who also insisted on not being I dont know if all the hijackers are going to come what kind of agreement has been reached and what will happen once they The Palestinians took over the ship Monday night after the Achille Lauro left and demanded that Israel free 50 Palestinian Residents City WJariager Joe addresses residents at the town DERYL I uHij bonds By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer The Civic Center was far from full Tuesday night as about 55 people turned out for the town hall meeting to discuss the citys 19 bond issue On that the city hopes voters will upprove the sale of million in general obligation bonds to pay for im provements to drainage roads and and public It will be the citys first bond election since 1968 when million was approved to pay for street and drainage im construction of the Olympic Civic a fourth fire and nine more holes at Landa Park Golf There are eight propositions on See Page IDA Commissioners consider overtime exemption By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal County Commissioners may be able to make almost all county workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standard if they follow some legal Bettye an attorney with Borsody Green of Fort was hired by the county to help formulate policies that will put the county in compliance with the but allow the county to pay as little overtime as After the topic was discussed in open session the com missioners called an emergency executive session at 3 invoking Section 2E of the Texas Open Meetings regarding con sultation with This closed session will be to discuss avoiding possible County Judge Fred Clark A reporter with the San Antonio ExpressNews challenged the closed meeting when commissioners an nounced they would use the exemp tion for discussion of It was pointed out to com missioners that discussing classfication of employees was not covered under The reporter also took exception with the consultation with attorney exemption because no litigation was Private consultation between a governmental body and its attorney are not permitted except in those instances in which the body seeks the attorneys advice with respect to pending or contemplated settlement and matters where the duty of a public bodys counsel to his client clearly conflicts with this the open meetings act exemp tion Two attorney general opinions have tried to further define the at torneyclient privilege for public One excluded matters of public deliberation and parliamentary procedure from an executive The other deals with an attorneys legal opinion as opposed to policy When public officials are seeking an attorneys advice on whether current policies or behavior might be the law allows the discussions to be behind closed In the open Kitch said that after a Supreme Court the Fair Labor Standards Act became applicable to all public employees April but the Department of Labor indicated it would begin enforcing the law All employees not exempted must be paid timeandahalf for Commissioners were already aware that elected and executive and administrative per sonnel were exempt under the but Kitch helped define which positions were exempt after two days of interviews and question n The county engineer and shop manager in the county road and possibly three foremen will be exempt as executive It will depend on whether they also perform manna1 Kitch The top one or two workers in most of the county offices are and in large heads of divisions are also The chief jail ad criminal investigation division supervisor and civil process supervisor in the sheriffs depart ment will be exempt under executive But commissioners may have to consider changing the jail detention sergeants job description to com pletely comply with an exempt the attorney Investigators may be exempt under as administrative We recommend writing a letter to the wage and hour administrator for a with a description of their See Page 10A Assistant district attorney settles into office By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A fulltime assistant county attorney has begun working in the county attorneys Im just getting settled here in Ronald Prichard who first lived out at Canyon Lake after moving from the Dallas Prichard has JO years experience in with at least three years in When the opportunity came up to msve sjpwn I couldnt resist getting to be in the JJUJ Country Prichard can remember as a boy growing up and visiting Smee Ive been here Ive seen some areas on the north side of the lake that are absolutely an ejmsrwe fighter pilot wp more than 100 combat said that he spent two years in law school before he went into toe Marines and then finished alter he relsrawj Irws six pars of SPORTS 89A the but I quit law school to toe assistant county attorney I was just raised that They going tg lite m m 0 law wteo I but Ididnt want to The exmarine Jeft the service as a captain with his last station at Beeville as a flight I knew they wouldnt let me keep I didnt care for a desk job in the so I decided not to make a career of the assistant county attorney He earned his law degree in spring He first worked for a prosecutors office from 197778 in Cameron County in the Rio Grande I was assistant district and being in the we handled more than our share of drug Prichard I remember one an artist who was caught floating down the river on a raft with pounds of His defense was that he was writing a book about drug Prichard said the man was unusual and a very likable little But I think he got off a little They gave him 16 years Prichard After six to seven years in private he decided he liked prosecution better than criminal In I went back into prosecution and spent 18 months in Wood County as assistant district Prichjard This being a larger the pay is There I basically was doing the same thing working mostly with but we didnt try I helped prepare some of the felony cases RONALD PRITCHARD   

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