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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                7 Nation The 22nd shuttle launchestbday See Page 5A Coffial Canyon inflow Canyon outflow Watch Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level Water 282 cfs down 8 662 cfs down 262 926 cfs same down Sports Canyon ends district play undefeated See Page 9A NewBraunfels HeraldZeituno Wednesday October Local students carve Halloween See Page 3A Ntw Texat 213 25 Cents 30 Sections Car rolls it y ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer A 4yearold New Braunfels boy remains in satisfactory condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital today after a car rolled over him Tuesday Braunfels Police John McEachern said the boy received a broken leg and a possible broken elbow in the McEachern said Juan Pablo Mandurjano and his 3yearold sister were playing in their mothers car in the driveway of their home at 811 McEachern said the little who had taken the keys from her mothers put them in the ignition and released the transmission The car began rolling backwards and Juan Mandurjano fell off the car as he climbed out onto the truck McEachern He fell behind it and the car rolled over his McEachern that the mother discovered her son under the 1969 Buick after hearing one of the children Oilworkers stranded by hurricane HOUSTON of offshore were stranded in the Gulf 3f Hurricane Juan because the storm grew so fast that companies were unable to ctmducr industry officials Related pagelSA Other company officials speculate that the quick escalation Juan from tropical depression to a hurricane on Sunday also could have contributed to the loss of two jackup oil rigs and the capsizing of a barge off the coast of Three men believed trapped in the barge and some 80 people had to be rescued and at least one man drowned after two rigs There are never ideal but these were probably some of the said Sarah Colletti of New Orleansbased Shell Offshore part of Shell Oil The storm became a storm right in the middle of the Sondra Fowler of Conoco Hurricanes usually move but this one was created in the middle of the tenneco spokesman David Harpole said that when Juan first approached the Texas crews were evacuated from tftat When it took such an abrupt turn and began heading to the Louisiana we did not have enough time to safely remove the he Tenneco had 793 people riding out the The Coast Guard would investigate the rig collapses and the barge capsizing as soorj as the weather allowed crews to return to the spokesman Keith r It depends on whats Spangler People want quick answers right away but it doesnt come that He predicted an investigation would take weeks to Oil which supplement National Weather Service reports with private forecasting firms and reports from their own were left with the dilemma that the winds became too strong for helicopters to fly and the waves were too high for crew boats to Were basically says Barney White of Houstons Zapata If it reaches a certain level in a we automatically begin to We were not able to do We really got sort of In a routine company procedures call for evacuations to begin with nonessential personnel when the bad weather is hundreds of miles As the storm ap production crews halt their work and the rig is Modern platforms may continue to operate with computers controlled by onshore More than 250 rigs are operating in the Gulf of plus numerous production Platforms are concretebased more secure than the jackup which are held inside giant cranelike legs resting on the sea Like auto bumper they can be raised or depending on the depth of the But rigs are not supposed to have legs that collapse like White See Page 14A Utilities Seguin DERYL worker David Staats fights wind to hang the Wurstfest banner across Reserve deputies will work Wurstfest Reserve deputies will work Wurstfest again this year with very few changes from the way it has been done in the John vice chairman of the Wurstfest Associations security said he contacted a represenative of the Texas Board Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies after the association saw the problems that Guadalupe County Fair had with using reserve deputies and have worked out a Sheriff Walter Fellers and Wurst fest Association representatives met with the security agency board I met with Ken Nicholson from the private security agency Sheriff Walter Fellers said And we got a compromise worked They reserve deputies will be in full but will not wear any county patch or designation and the reserve deputies will not be wearing The law that created the board specified that besides those certified as security only fulltime employed peace officers could carry their weapons as part of their Probably 16 of our reserve deputies are fully certified peace and the other 20 have as many as two or three times the training required for security of but thats the said Wilburn supervisor of reserve Its really all Security agencies are just protecting their The law requires private security officers to have 30 hours of training and reserve deputies used to be required to have 70 Recent legislation has increased reserve deputies training by an additional 140 The private security board told Wurstfest representatives when they contacted that many rural counties hae similar arrangements to those used in Comal and Guadalupe The board admitted it does not attempt to en force the law on the smaller urban See Page ISA New stamp will commemorate Wurstfest By SUSAN HAIRi Managing editor Only in New The Postal Service has ap proved a special cancellation stamp honoring New Braunfels and the silver anniversary of And thats the only place that collectors can get In a press conference Wurstfest officials announced that the postal service will be canceling letters mailed at a special booth at the festival with a special com memorative cancellation And its only available at Wurst John officer in charge of the New Braunfels Post Office said at the added that a selfaddressed stamped envelope could be sent to the post office and that envelope would be stamped for collectors during the And word has already gotten he We have had about 200 requests from collectors for the special cancellation Searson said the cancellation See Page ISA Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly sunny skies becoming fair tonight and A lite wind advisory for winds up to 25 miles per hour will be In effect later shitting tbe northwest at 10 mph tonight and tp the northeast at 5 19 mpb on Highs today and Thursday will be in the mid with i 10 tonight ifl the low CLASSIFIED SC OEATHS 2A ENTERAJNMfcNT FOOD 1C Proposed amendments set limits for Land Commission Editors Note This is second in a series of articles OB tbe proposed constitutional amendments which will be voted w Amendment have been taken ont of townee is growps with common 4 will be discussed 4 and 8 relate Amendment 4 will flu ImA Cammiwion to buy fur in vestment Duniasfift with the proceeds ppf wWHP SPQflTS I10A IB tfeff IfffBMfBt iflltftl ffittrf By UVUAN THOMAS fund which state funds for niihliff WKWJHPr created by the Tews n with idea of keeping a perpetual fund of public lands that reduces the local tax burden for The constitution allows land to be limits what the money can be invested Approximately 13 million acres of land are m the school which has earned almost billion in funds for the next school The restrictions on investments were adopted when losses to the fund from had investments an analysis of the amendment by state Those who support thjs amend ment see land as a viable option to iflyprejysj the flexjialtty the per manent school funds it might tiwely to a specific pared of land awl to acquire a different parcel of available In that the permanent school fund can take advantage of a changing real estate market to maintain or enhance the value of the permanent school the analysis Those opposing the amendment are concerned that an increase in real estate investments could decrease the liquidity of the or its ability to come up with ready whichmight be essential in certain investment Also the opposition is concerned land brought into the fund not earn any income until it is sold The amendment did not require that land bought have an Amendment 8 would authorize the Veterans Housing Assistance Program to issue mMon in additional general obligation bonds to finance mortgages to The Veterans Housing Assistance in existance since was modeled after the Veterans Land Board which was created in 1946 to reward Texas veterans for tiieir service to the The land administered by the Texas Land received million in general obligation bonds to buy land and resale it to qualified veterans on favorable credit termsSince then billion in bonds have teen added to the Veterans Land Board and million was authorized for the Veterans Housing Assistance Program Those who support the amend including Land Commissioner Garry say that the housing assistance program for veterans has teen depleted due to its By providing an attractive source of home mortgage money for the housing assistance program reduces the competition among potential homeowners for other sources of home the amendment analysis cites as a pro On the other those who op pose it point to the numerous federal programs for housing assistance including tbe Veterans Ad By combining the VA and state veteran housing a veteran can purchase a home in many in stances with no down opponents to the amendment point Also since the VA program exists as an alternative to they already do not compete with other mortgagees   

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