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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 N Final Page WO 5 3 6423 7538J 259 geSA f New Braunfels New Texas New Braunfelsers fared well at the recent statewide Young Keyboard Artist Solo Piano Com petition held at Southwest Texas Stale Amy took first place In the 3rd and 4th grade competi She Is the student of Sisler Maria Gorette Melissa garnered third place in the first and second is the student of Amys Carole Anne a stu dent of Pat took fourth place In the 12th grade Blue rib bons went to Jonathan Gerhardt and Monica Halm in the 5th and 6th grade while red ribbons went to Stacey Bruemmer and Christina Castro in the 7th and 8th grade competition All are students of Carole New Braunfels Middle School will host an open house beginning at Festivities will include presentations by the 7th and 8th grade bands and a meeting of the Parents will have the op portunity to visit their childrens A member of Coma County Child Advocacy Program will be the guest speaker at the Crisis Line Volunteers meeting at noon Mon March at First Protestant 172 Calls for the Child Advocacy program may now be made through the Crisis which is The Crisis Line volunteer will answer questions about Comal County Child Advocacy and forward requests for assistance John D Tuohy of Canyon Lake and Brown of New Braunfels are recipients of Citizen o the Year awards by the Citizens Committee for the Right lo Keep and Bear Arms The committee claims a membership of almost peo ple and more than 130 members of Congress on Us National Advisory Board In Wednesdays Hometown col umn by Rosemarie part of one item was accldently cut are Allan San Antonio radio and his wife are moving to Ktvertree sub division off Texas 46 New Braunfels Childrens Museum presents Sports Texas we might add Its a handson exhibit covering 150 years of Lone Star sports and games at the Courtyard Shopping Center April 7 through May 15 Schedule is Tuesdays and u 30 a in lo 130pm and 3 30 p m to 5 30 p m 10 a m through 4 p m and 2 to 6 p m The exhibit will be closed April 19 and May 10 The cool weather wUl around a with a high only in the mid 60s fpreeasl or this Winds will out Ql the northeast With parUy eloydy skies a wuj Anight witt low IA HP mritogta Uwsmid Friday will be mmy and warmer high again in Une 70s an southeast between ip CKQSSWQK 3B parry ABIE A 59 One welcome recently was this budding mesquite fjjJSs it that lastfreeze of the year has alreadyfpassedlAwhen the mesquiteas reached this thatIs the forecast fofthe which calls for reaching close to 80 Guilliams begins 50year sentence T w e n t y t w o y e a r o I d John who was found guilty of murdering his sisters has begun serving his 50year sentence at the Texas Department of Correc tions The sentence was handed down Wednesday morning in Guadalupe County District Court by District At lorneyWC Bud Kirkendall Guilliams was convicted of shooting Kenneth R in the face as Carroll reportedly entered his Northcliffe residence on Feb 11 The 50year sentence has Nor thcliffe resident Susan Grooves puzzled Grooves said she strongly believes the 50year sentence has its good and bad points Now Guilliams serves some maybe 10 or 20 or even then he Is releas ed for different reasons and youve got the kid back on the street looking for another she said God with the current prison overcrowding what the future holds for Grooves The guy needs you only pray as young as he is the TDC system can help him McKenna planning for Hospital Week By JIMWEBRE Staff Writer McKenna Memorial Hospital is planning an open house and will make a special effort lo recruil registered nurses in May National Nurses Day is May 6 and National Hospital Week is May during which time McKenna staff hopes to attract potential registered nurse employees and conduct a health fair May according lo assistant administrator Mary Fana The hospitals board of directors Wednesday heard about the plans that will include notices in New Braunfels and Comal County bank statements sent out in April and May The drive to recruit registered nurses stems in part from the fact that McKenna must compete in terms ol salaries with higher paying hospitals in San Antonio and Austin McKenna has but a few an cillary personnel in the categories of licensed vocational nurses and aides and According to Ad ministrator Johnnie the hospital is attempting to staff the nursing units completely with registered nurses to bring profes sional care to a level that coincides wiUi federal for care that can he reimbursed wider Medicare and Medicaid provisions In other business directors a report from Aohjason thai census jn the hpspgaji tor February was The average adjuU patient for a 52 day period February into March was 58 The census represented what Johnson called a good workload Johnson reported also that he will hire an additional medical laboratory technician to work weekends only and will replace a technician who resigned Malpractice insurance for doctors svas a subject of disagreement bet ween the hospitals administration and medical staff in that the hospitals liability carrier is requir ing greater liability insurance on the part of physicians practicing at McKenna We want the medical staff to know that this is not coming from the board chairman Elliot Knox said Parameters of minimum liability coverage for physicians prompted finance committee chairman Melvin Johec to term the situation so in volved i that 1 cannot accept that increased liability premium payments on the part of McKenna medical staff is the pnly solution Its an open Knox said Diping a report on medical staff privilege board members commented that one physician who had requested the right to use for patient admissions had n IWs and retired Jrprja practice taeeajyise eshor Zeituno Two 18 Pages 4br Thursday March 25 cents Candidate forum offers no surprises in city race By JIMWEBRE Staff Writer Eight of the nine candidates vying for three atlarge New Braunfels City Council seats participated in Wednesdays forum sponsored by the American Associa tion of University but at least part of the time was spent responding to questions that did not directly concern municipal government Before the AAUW members said they would screen questions submitted by the which numbered more than 80 midway through the forum in the Civic Candidate Dennis Rhoads was out of town attending a professional seminar related to his The remain ing Robert Bill Doug George Gary Guadalupe Dennis Kaderli and James fielded a variety of some of which they covered in a previous forum at Holy Family Catholic Church last week and before special interest and civic Among the questions to which each of the eight par ticipating candidates responded were their opinions and whether they would try to do anything about New Braunfels Post Offices muchmaligned physical layout on Seguin The post office is a federal building and was erected as it is despite city objections to the design of the access and position of the physical plant on the location between Seguin and Castell The federal government can build In sex abuse trial such facilities and circumvent state or local which was the case in New Another question sought candidates opinions and views on inappropriate or rude behavior by council members and people speaking before the council during recent city council All agreed such behavior was inappropriate and promised to treat people and with respect if they were Questions selected by AAUW members also included several pertaining to subjects on topics candidates already are on record as having responded such as whether each would support a property tax increase up to or beyond the trigger for initiative tax rollback elections in Candidate George Bigley reiterated his opposition to any property tax increase at all and suggested increases in sales taxes and a tax on nonessential The other candidates indicated such a tax increase could not be ruled although each indicated an increase in ad valorem taxes might be necessary to or at least the level of essential services identified primarily as police and fire One question posed was whether the city should bear the financial responsibility for school crossing a service recently shared by the city and New braunfels In depdent School District after budget cutbacks by the The candidates responses See Page2A Man pleads no contest after jury deliberates five hours By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Five hours into jury William Dale Day pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of aggravated sexual assault of a He was assessed a sentence of 10 years pro bation with psychiatric counseling as part of his probation a Canyon Lake resident and employee of a private sanitation firm was standing trial on charges that he engaged in explicit sexual activities with his 5yearold daughter The trial lasted three days In the plea bargaining agreement reached between the defendant and District Attorney William Day will be required to pay for his counseling and any counseling re quired for his daughter Contents of a videotape entered in to states evidence nearly resulted in a hung jury The panel of 10 men and two women were in an 111 deadlock when the plea arrangement was The second degree felony charge could have been punishable by a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and or a fine of up to According to jury foreman Michael one juror did not believe the tape was conclusive enough to con vict Day He said before the jury saw the tape a second other jurors had voiced similar The videotape involved Chris Rader of the Texas Department of Human Services conducting an inter view of the girl in which she asked the through questions and use of anatomically correct to describe the alleged acts and with whom she had participated The tape essentially contained two interviews At the girl denied her father had done anything After a 5ommute delay in the the girl returned and implicated her father in various She said on tape her father oh several occasions inserted his finger into her When Rader asked her how that the girl responded by It The child stated that she had witnessed other times her father and stepmother engaging in other explicit sex acts Defense Attorney William whose objections to the tape and the interview were denied by visiting Judge David declined to cross examine the child on the witness Porter questioned what oc curred during the time that lapsed on the insinuating that the child had been coached into her Use of a videotape in such trials is allosved under state law Schroeder said it was not the first time he has used a videotape for states evidence See Page2A pre mm wnWj m mmy eases indMdsaj dolors more tjjan a NBU board gives Sohn discusses water treatment plant By DANAOVERSTREET Stall Writer After more than an hour in executive New Braunfels Itilities board o trustees Wednesday night granted a per year pa raise to General Manager Bob Sohn Sohns salary will rise from per ear to who joined in March 1980 last received a pay increase in March 1986 Board president Gene Mornlunweg said he has been pleased with Sohns performance Trustee Robert Orr made the which was voted on unanimously the board We believe that he has provided good leadership to the employees of the utilities and good guidance to this board and that he has taken us again in a progressive way down the Orr said Also trustees talked with engineers about the construction of a surface water treatment plant on the Guadalupe River The board instructed Sohn to return lo the next board meeting with 1 issues for discussion and possible action 1 dont think we have any said trustee and Mayor Ed Sciantarelli San Antonio has pretty well dropped the ball and is saying they dont care about the Comal Springs Weve been talking abouj surface water and alter nate sources of water for our community for about sis Sflte Weve gotten a little more direct abjoujt it in jpgsjt Engineer Sam of rtynter Associates in Austin said his firm in 1971 made a preWminajy pro for surface that was never pur sued Then in McKenzie looked at the feasibility of joining with GuadalupeBianeo River Authority in a regional water treatment plant at Lake Uunlap David Hunter Associates water and wastewater said the general concensus is that New Braunfels Utilities has nothing to gain or lose by joining with GBKA and as a GBKA has begun pursuing its ow n treatment plant The March report from Hunter Associates presented to NBl trustees this week examines the feasibilities of New Braunfels acting independent to develop a secondary water supply source to serve the customers of New Braunfelsltilitiesonh Prewitt said the city currently has water rights for Comal River water Prewitl has talked to GBRA manager John Spechl who said he believes the two Comal runoflhe river permits could be transferred to the Guadalupe River There would be available near ly acre feet ol water per year under the two ex isting Prewitt said coupled with an available acre feet per year from storage at Canyon Reservoir would allow the New Braunfels Utilities to take nearly acre feet per year from surface water supply m the Guadalupe states Hunter Associates report The cost ol water would rise from approximately 19 cents per gallons to approximately per gallons There to be a water rate in crease ol between 3o cents and 35 cents per gallons cover the production cosis and ammortiza Prewitt The engineers said a surface water treatment plant   

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