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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Vatican condemns variety of laboratory experiments VAttCAM CITY AP The Vatican today tondetflned mil forms of tesMube surrogate motherhood and experimentation on living declaring that the human body cannot be treated as a mere complex of tissues and The church also rejected as morally Illicit attempts to fashion antmaUhuman freezing of embryos and the planting of human embryos in artificial and animal The Vatican position was contained in a 40page document approved by Pope John Paul II and written by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the the Vaticaris guardian and promoter of Roman Catholic It is entitled instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation Replies to Certain Questions of the Vatican who spoke on condition of said any Roman Catholic who willingly and knowingly violates the directives will be committing The document denounces fertilization through third parties such doctors and which it said establishes the domination ef technology over the origin and destiny of the human it says at one point that if technical means facilitate it can be morally it does not Italian experts said they interpreted this as the churchs sanction of using sperm gathered after a sexual act to inject into the uterus during the Womans fertile The the report cannot ignore the legitimate aspirations of sterile couples to have a The document urges government authorities and legislators to be watchful of new biomedical techniques because an uncontrolled application of such techniques could lead to unforeseeable and damaging consequences for civil It specifically calls on governments to outlaw sperm and embryo banks and surrogate saying such techniques could lead to a system of radical or the attempt to improve the human species through the control of hereditary factors in Guest Column New Braunfels Utilities rate increase effective March 15 By JAMES MacDONALD NBU Resource Director The March 15 New Braunfels Utilities billings will show the second increment increase in electrical rates as approved in July 1986 by the city New Braunfels Utilities first rate Increase since 1974 contained a ramping feature which delayed the full effect of the rate increase by six The ramping procedure that put 60 percent of the residential rate increase into effect the first six months started in September The remaining 40 percent takes effect at the beginning of the seventh month March For September 1986 through February New Braunfels Utilities residential customers were charged a base rate of per an in crease of from our previous On the March 15 New Braunfels Utilities customers base rate will increase by per month to a total base rate of The energy charge has increased to per kilowatt hour in September and will not change at this All New Braunfels Utilities rates are based on cost of New Braunfels Utilities budgets for needed revenue to provide economical and adequate All budgeted items are renewed by the board of trustees for its In spite of our expenditures to keep New Braunfels Utilities up to date we have the lowest residential rates of 15 neighboring For New Braunfels Utilities November 1986 residential billing rate was In El Paso Electric Companys customers paid for A nationwide done by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Com indicated a rise in residentil electricity bills of 1 percent for the last For a full year the average cost per KWH of elec tricity nationally rose from cents to Residential customers within the New Braunfels service area are paying an average of cents per KWH for an average of KWH during a full Nations economists voicing new optimism WASHINGTON iAP Economists are voicing newfound optimism about the economy and suggesting that the present expansion will see a and possibly even anniversary But their projections are based on three assumptions the trade deficit will head inflation will go up and interest rates will remain relatively Despite a congressional report that the state of the economy is most private and government analysts do not see a recession in the short term some claim the next one could coincide with the 1988 presidential election A Joint HouseSenate Economic Committee written by the panels Democratic con cluded last week that the economy is vulnerable to abrupt dislocation The current while is fragile and we are skating on thin said committee Chairman Sen DMd Republicans on the panel issued a more upbeat assessment And a variety of analysts in the past few days have said the econoni is showing even signs of vigor Growth will be stronger than we thought a little while said David chief financial economist for Data Resources Consumer spending is continuing to carry the We see another four to six quarters of steady The present expansion began in November Now in its 52nd it already exceeds five of the seven recoveries since World War If it lasts until this it will top the 58month expansion of it still has a way to go to match the record 106month ex pansion of the during the Vietnam Analysts cited Fridays unem ployment report by the Labor showing creation of another jobs in February and an unemployment rate holding at a sevenyearlow of as the latest evidence of an improving economy The Reagan administration has projected that the economy will expand by 32 percent this as measured by real growth of the Gross National That compares with a sluggish percent pace for all of 1986 The econoHi is in better shape now than it was a year or two said Robert undersecretary of Commerce for economic But he said that the ad ministrations longrange forecast which envisions an expansion con tinuing all the way to 1992 is conditioned on significant reductions in both the trade and budget The trade deficit hit a record billion in but many analysts expect to see it ease by billion to billion this under the pressure of higher import prices from a decline in the value of the Of as import prices in so will Last as measured by the Con sumer Price was a mere That was the best per formance in 25 largely due to the collapse in world oil with oil prices firming and imports becoming more ex the CP1 in the last three months has been increasing at an annual rate of The National Association of Business Economists recently said that only 17 percent of its members now think there will be an economic downturn in compared with 32 percent in a survey just three months The economists picked 1989 as the most likely year for the next although a third of them said one could come as early as Treasury announces unclaimed money The Texas Treasury is fooking for persons who may have or more coining from the stale Each says State Treasurer Ann banks and other businesses turn over Texas accounts that have been inactive for three years or more This about million has been reported and that figure includes amounts of or more for about Owners with less than as well as names reported in previous are on file with the state To file a call 1800321 CASH Here are the New Braunfels names Edmund Carl John Wilma Cleo Alfred Juan P Atec Kaleta Thomas Billy Harold Bon Rjy Jesse Robert Royce Brown Rona Bryan Mary Guadalupe Castillo Billy Ray Circle Arts Theatre Gloria K Roberta Angeuta Margaret Elaine Herbert F Juan Mark Lynn E Alan Detex Vina L Ethel Paul and Eureka First Federal Savings and George Robert Clarence Herbert Benme Harrell Jacquelyn Gennie George Jeremiah Houston Henry Larry Sid Dennis G Randal Joseph Manual land Rosemary Hayden Mc Roy AMeyer Kevin Paula Forrest ARE YOU PUTTING ME ON f March 188 Three in 10 truckers show potentialfor drug abuse i WASHINQfON AP About thfee in 10 com meretai if uck drivers may use drugs that could have a potential for abuse and pose safety an insurance group says after it conducted random tests on drivers along an interstate The Insurance institute for Highway Safety said that of the 300 truck drivers who agreed to undergo nearly a third showed evidence of some drug in their system that easily could be In 17 percent of the traces of an illegal usually were the insurance group Brian the groups cautioned that it is difficult from the tests to determine precisely how recently drugs may have been used by the but he said the tests showed that in about 30 percent of the drivers tested there Were drugs present with the potential for The findings were expected to be raised today before a Senate committee in support for random drug testing transportation The Senate Commerce Committee plans to vote on legislation that would require random drug testing of thousands of airline and railroad industry Some supporters of the bill want the testing to be expanded to include commercial truck and bus drivers as John the committees ranking said the insurance groups fin dings provide deaf arid convincing thai comihef cial truck and bus drivef s should be subject to the same testing requirements as thdse people who operate aircraft or Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole has urged Congress to enact legislation that would require random drug testing for aviation and railroad em ployees involved in safety related But Dole has said similar federal requirements in the trucking industry would be Virtually impossible to enforce since much of that industry consists of independent driveroperators who could not be tested The Insurance Institutes made public were based on tests conducted on truck drivers at a weighin station along an interstate highway in ONeill said the drivers agreed to the tests voluntarily in return for being given a free medical examination and some additional com The institute found that in 14 percent of the drivers some amounts of marijuana were found in urine and in about onefifth of those cases traces of the active ingredient of marijuana were found in blood indicating recent or habitual Another 2 percent of the drivers were found to have amounts of cocaine in their 1 percent had some amphetamines and another 1 percent Regan loses more than job By LAWRENCE KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP When a Washington power broker has a power he or she loses more than the key to the executive the black limousine and the ear of the president of the United As former White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan found out last the formerly powerful also slip in the pecking order of even when it comes to in vestigators wanting to ask questions about ones conduct in Before he Regan had an appointment last week to give a deposition to the Senate select committee investigating the IranContra Thats where protocol stepped Some prospective witnesses are questioned by staff investigators Some are important enough to rank the presence of Chief Counsel Arthur Some get not only the chief counsel but senators as And in some senators and investigators go to the wit nesses rather than having the witnesses come to as the presidents chief of was to get the full The committee would go to him for a questionand answer period at the Executive Office Building across a private drive from the White And because he held the position he the panel would be represented not only by Chief Counsel Liman but by Daniel the committees and Warren the vice Then Regan the dictates of protocol and a new procedure was hurriedly The committee would still go to Regan at the Executive Office represented by Chief Counsel But Inouye and Rudman would not Its just Rudman At the Senate Agriculture the rule for decades has been Thou shall not be And if you attendance will be taken and your ab sence duly No The committee decided last week to stop counting senatorial It no longer will record the names attendees and the The reason Some up for have found them selves barraged with campaign criticism by their op ponents who accused them of being absentee The change originated with the committees new Patrick who had the tactic used on him in his last election 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