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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Briefly Blaze causes heavy damage to offices Texas SAN ANTONIO AP An earlymornlng blaze at a threestory office building caused heavy damage to the and officials say an explosion may have preceded the fire that caused one minor Firefighters responded shortly after mid night today to a fouralarm blaze at the Atrium near Northeast Loop A fire department spokesman says one firefighter was treated by emergency personnel after a brick fell on his Damage to the structure Was estimated at about said fire department spokesman Joe He said fire officials were told that residents heard an explosion as the fire He said the blaze was reported at Residents of a near by apartment complex were awakened by authorities and warned of the Montanez said the fire was brought under control at A cause has not yet been Childrens home moves occupants CORPUS CHRISTI AP About 200 children who lived in two churchrun homes that were the focus of a lengthy churchversus state fight over licensing have been moved out of officials The homes are closing rather than comply with a court ruling that they must be licensed by the state of Texas despite their claim to exempt status because of church Moving the children is but the latest bout in an almost decadeold feud over the homes that began with founder Lester a outspoken preacher who battled for no state control until his death in a plane crash in The Roloff homes are in the Aubrey Vaughan read from a prepared statement Monday as he stood on the steps of the empty Rebekah Home for They stand empty due to state officials who are more concerned for their political careers than the said pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Houston and a longtime Roloff sup The Rebekah Home for Girls and the Anchor Home for Boys In South Texas sent their troubled teenagers out in a caravan of buses Sunday night after church home officials The officials would not disclose the number of children although they are believed to number about nor where the children were Designer drug linked to death DALLAS AP Authorities say the death of an 18yearold woman at a nightclub could have been related to a designer drug outlawed in Police said they believed the woman died after taking an over dose of which was banned by federal The woman collapsed about Monday at a She was taken to Parkland Memorial where she was pronounced dead at A man who told police he was at the club with the victim said she had taken several doses of Ecstasy before she Officers were awaiting the results of toxicology tests by the Dallas County medical examiners office to determine whether the drug caused the womans Authorities said the tests were expected to be completed in about three Fatal overdoses of the designer drug are extremely said police Social Security going up WASHINGTON AP The Social Securi ty system will take an extra dime from every that the average worker earns starting on New Years The payroll tax will rise from to percent when the new year rings That means that will come off the top of every that most American workers with their employers kicking in an equal Nation While workers will find their paychecks a tad lighter in Social Securitys 37 million beneficiaries will find their monthly benefit checks percent fatter starting Four million blind or disabled poor people who get Sup plemental Security Income will also get a percent costofliving increase in their which are being delivered a day early due to the Social Security spokesman James Brown The onetenth of a point rise in the payroll tax rate translates to a percent tax Increase for The selfemployed will be hit with a percent increase in their Social Security as their tax rate climbs from percent to Members of Nazilike group convicted of racketeering SEATTLE AP A member of the Nazilike group The Order wants exile to any white nation for himself and others of the 10 white supremacists who were convicted of waging a racist revolution against the United An allwhite jury deliberated two weeks before convicting the defendants Monday of conducting a criminal conspiracy in 1983 and 1984 that encompassed two murders bank and armoredcar rob beries totaling more than million counterfeiting and David the only defendant who returned calls late Mon day from the Pierce County Jail in said the others did not have any We will ask for exile to any white nation that will have us and let us live among our own Lane We will never darken the shores of this continent again Trade deficit increases WASHINGTON AP The trade deficit hit billion in the third largest imbalance on as a big rise in oil imports swamped a modest gain in the government reported The Commerce Department said the trade deficit soared by percent over the October figure of For the the difference between what America imports and what it sells abroad totals already higher than the total for all of which was a record Economists have been predicting that the deficit for ail of 1985 will be between billion and New Texas December Airport attacks said backed by Libya NtttJ ROME AP A matt charged with taking part in the Rome airport massacre told Investigators he belonged to a Libyanbacked group of 300 commandos that also planned at tacks against Paris and a Rome newspaper reported We have the support of Khadafy and maybe the Rome dally tl Tempo quoted Mohammad Sarham as telling Moam mar Khadafy is the leader of Authorities say Sarham is the only survivor of four terrorists who at tacked Romes Leonardo da Vinci Airport last Almost three terrorists at tacked an airport in Where one gunman was killed and two were Tunisian officials told the Italian government that passports carried by the three Vienna attackers had belonged to Tunisian workers In Libya and were lost Of confiscated In Libya this The Libyan Embassy in Rome has denied that the North African nation was Libyas official JANA news agency called the twin airport attacks prompting Italian Premier Bettino Craxl to respond that those who praise such actions are fanatic and A total of 18 including four died In the and nearly 120 were who was wounded and is being held in a military was quoted by 1 Tempo as There are 300 of all devoted to suicide When I left preparations were being made for two other attacks like ours at the air ports of Madrid and The Rome daily usually has very good police sources and its past reports on the attack have proved to be Italian newspapers previously reported that Sarham told in vestigators that he and his ac complices belonged to a Palestinian faction headed by Abu Abu Nidal has been reported at various times to have headqurters in Iraq Syria and most recently in the capital of Italian investigators believe the terrorists who attacked the airports were trained in Iran and were dispat ched from Lebanon to their target cities via according to Italian press Sarham reportedly told In vestigators the attacks were suppos ed to be suicide if security was lax or If any of the terrorists they were supposed to take hi jack a plane and force it fly to Israel where it would be crashed Into Tel II Tempo quoted Sarharn as telling White House releases forecast WASHINGTON AP The Reagan Whose economic projections for 1985 turned out a shade is renewing its forecast for a healthy 4 percent expansion in the national economy for White House economic releasing In advance the economic assumptions that will be plugged Into the presidents February budget re also predicted a modest in crease in Inflation in 1986 by nearly 1 percentage Economic growth for measured by the increase In the Gross National Product minus the ef fects of is now estimated at The administration had initially forecast 4 percent growth for then scaled back the target to 3 in midyear as the economy performed sluggishly after a rousing per cent GNP growth the year Beryl chairman of the White House Council of Economic conceded Monday that new forecast was but called it realistically He said that continued expansion in consumer a gradual im provement in the nations trade ac counts and a further decrease in in terest rates because of government deficit reduction will keep the economy many private economists are projecting slower rates of growth for David chief economist for Data Resources a forecasting said he ex pects the economy to grow at closer to 2 percent next Theyre exaggerating both growth and Wyss said of the new White House The economic forecast for calen dar year 1986 was issued jointly by Treasury Secretary James Baker III and Budget Director James Miller It projects a slight rise in Inflation in both 1986 and 1987 to percent in 1986 and percent in 1987 com pared with an estimated percent for based on an inflation calculation built into the GNP Shortterm interest rates will rise a bit in 1986 before resuming a decline that began earlier this the forecast In a related a spokesman for the Office of Manage ment and Budget said Monday it now appears a near certainty that the first budget cuts under the new budgetbalancing act amounting to about billion will take effect in Edwin Dale told reporters that budget officials anticipate the deficit for 1986 will be at least billion above the billion mandated in the new triggering the automatic cuts on March The reductions are to be divided equally between defense and nondefense The OMB and the Congressional Budget Office wont release the deficit figures until but Dale said that it seems a safe bet those calculations will show a deficit remaining in the vicinity of Budget plan may cost Texas WASHINGTON AP Phil Gramms balancedbudget plan could cost his home state of Texas million in fiscal the big gest percentage cut of the 10 most populous according to an analysis by a Washington research The GrammRudmanHollings budget reduction proposal was sign ed into law by President Reagan earlier this It sets federal budget ceilings for each fiscal year until outlays equal revenues in FY If Congress and the president fail to stay within the spending the law mandates acrossthe board except for certain pro tected such as Social Medicaid and food Federal Funds Information for the a research group for the Na tional Conference of State Legislatures and the National Gover nors assumed that the automatic cutbacks will go into ef The research group estimated the effect on the states share of federal money for such programs as en urban development and general revenue FFIS said Texas could lose million in fiscal the first year the law is in and could have the biggest percentage loss of federal money among the 10 most populous states in fiscal In FY Texas could lose percent of the federal money it cur rently compared to a loss of percent for California and per cent for New The average 1987 state reduction in federal money would be the group Californias share of federal money was predicted to be cut in fiscal 1987 by and New Yorks by Tony director of tax in formation for the state comptrollers said Texas budget officers have different theories about where the ax will but agree that it He said the states cannot make definite plans until Congress and the president I guess its Proffitt If they dont cut it then the automatic cutbacks go into ef The Texas Legislature wont be in session to deal with the expected FY 1986 so those losses will go by the Proffitt If federal funds dont show you cant substitute state money under he Fiscal year 1987 and its expected cutbacks start in October giving the Texas which meets in several months in which to Texas can expect to suffer the big gest loss for the next two fiscal years in social services block grants and highway according to According to the Texas could lose million of its social services block grant share in fiscal 1986 and million in FY The states share of highway money could drop in fiscal 1986 by million and million in fiscal The next highest cuts would be in compensatory education for the with an estimated million reduction in 1986 and million in 1987 and lowincome home energy expected to be cut by million in fiscal 1986 and million in fiscal 9yearold killed in police chase H BALCH SPRINGS AP A man suspected of passing a forged check at a Balch Springs bank struck and killed a 9yearold boy as he attemp ted to elude police in a highspeed officials The Ricky was hit at the intersection of Loop 12 and Jim Miller Road as the chase reached speeds of 100 mph about noon Mon police A 34yearold Fort Worth man was being held in Lew Sterrett Justice Center Monday night pending filing of officials Office construction decreases DALLAS AP A survey shows office building construction in North Texas has declined significantly in the last six months due to a record completion of new projects and a slowdown in additional groundbreak The survey by Cushman Wakefield of Texas shows only million square feet of office space was under construction in the Dallas area at the end of a 25 percent decrease from midyear 1985 and the lowest volume in several But officials said the amount of completed vacant office space on the market in Dallas has ballooned in the last half of 1985 while building activi ty has Cushman Wakefield found in its survey that more than 26 million square feet of space was available for immediate occupancy at compared with about 21 million square feet of empty office space in About million square feet of of fice building the largest was in downtown The child was apparently trying to cross the road near an apartment complex when the accident After hitting the the car skidd ed into a row of trees and said Balch Springs police dispatcher Donna The suspect was then arrested without Two Balch Springs officers in separate cars began chasing the suspect after answering a call from the First Bank of Balch Springs that someone was trying to use a forged check to make a withdrawal from an When the suspect saw the patrol cars outside the he fled in a Hawley The 15mile chase lasted about 30 officials A semiautomatic pistol was con Hawley HaraldZtitung DSPS 377880 If you have not received your paper by Tuesday through Friday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Published Sunday morning and Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Dave Kramer Susan Editor Claude Shirlene Thornton Office Manager Sandi Cheryl Don Avery Circulation Manager Carol Avery Photocomp Foreman Gus Foreman Patricia YznagaKing City Editor Wanda Lasater Kaleidoscope Editor David Editor Subscription Rates Includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall Counties 3 6 one Mail delivery outside Comal In Texas 3 months 6 one year Mail outside Texas 6 one year Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New staffer Christ Gl K a rid Fall and Winter 30 50 SUPER BARGAINS Two Friends Fashion Gallery 392 6257112 TODAYS THOUGHTS WITH BOB DIETZ NINE REQUISITES FOR 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