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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 MOSS HMPlfcS MICROFILM CD PO BOX 816423 TX 75381 260 X Bander men three m a Page 9 Aquifer Page 5A New Braunfels New Texas 61 Five 48 Pages Sunday March 50 Cents Stammtischl This kind of letter makes all the deadlines and hassles of this business worth It Dear Herald personnel Thanks very much for the coverage you gave the recent visit with Governor Clements by one of our students and This type of coverage accentuates the positive and tends to eliminate the nagative students and helps give the parents of the community a positive image of the children in our We appreciate you very much Very truly BUI Principal New Braunfels Middle School New Braunfels Womens Aglow Fellowship will hold Its monthly meeting at Western Steer Family Steakhouse April 9 beginning at 9 A free nursery will be provided and folks wanting to lake advantage of this can call 6292843 Speaker will be Jo Nette Danell from Jo Nette is well known and helped start the San An tonio Chapter of For more call Ruth Bell at 629 0614 or Charlene Alnsley at 625 Anybody want a German The owns two such magnificent and the mommy dog about six weeks ago gave birth to Three are one two They are going to be says Daddy pooch is a AKC card but mom doesnt have such distinguished but who Call em at 8993167 if you want lo know As some of you may have the state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow private folks lo carry concealed handguns The state sheriffs association doesnt support this and debate around ye ol Slammtisch Is or so were On the one some might consider passage ol this measure a reversion lo the dangerous Wild West when guns on the hip were commonplace as were Ihe of gun play Then a rapist might think twice about assaulting a lady if he thought she might ptill out a hawg leg and blow him away How do you feel Comal County Council of Early Childhood comprising prescbool and day care center operators and will celebrate the Joy of Parenthood and Childhood during the week of the Young April 5 10 check with your particular center for details andplan to join in the All good things must come y to an end and thats just what happened with last weeks spring Cold north winds gusting up to 2030 mph will keep the wind chill factor in the teens today as the high reaches the upper There is a 59 percent chance of more rain tote afternoon and a livestock advisory remains in so dont let your Nasty will continue tonight as the low tonJgjM drops to near freezing 30 percent chance of i rainMonday will be with hjgh in Uie lower njore ne CROSSWORD SPOBTS f A SHA New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Department usesmuch practice use of a adder by Deryl Clark N B volunteers mbreithan a backup fire department This is another in a series of logistical reports on volunteer lire departments in and around Comal and Guadalupe The tferaJdZeifung these reports as a public senice to ac quaint readers with the backbone of fire protection In rural Personnel President Johnny Qberhampf Vice President GYeg G uenther Secretary Carol Schulz Treasurer Mike Dwighl Chaplin ScpU Blake Trustees John Chester Bobby Wayne Fire Officers Company 1 John Johnny Oberkampf Company 2 Wayne Craig LaBlanc Active members include See Page 2A Antidrug program slated for April 7 at elementary school By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Raising drug free kids in a drug filled world will be the topic of a discussion to U led by a pair of drug and alcohol abuse couselors April 7 at the Frazier Elementary School cafeteria Nancy and Bill both recovering are scheduled lo present the program which will discuss ways to pi event children from becoming involved with drugs or alcohol The authors of Raising DrugFree Kids in a Drug filled has been applauded by first lady Nancy Reagan as a step toward reducing drug use among children The Perkins are both drug abuse counselors and both draw on their ex perience as parents of teen age drug and alcohol abusers to help other parents deal with children facing chemical dependency After slruggl ing to overcome a family crisis caus ed by aLcohoJ and drug the Perkins left their home in Minnesota on a walk across America to share their methods for beating the sickness of drug use The couple traveled for three years through New the Gulf coast and somhern the southwest and ended their trip in Washington before returning home After the toe Dair moved jo Austin where BjJJi Perkws works in marketing for the a treatment center which aids troubled young peopie In their the couple reveal the pain and turmoil their family ex perienced because ol drug and alcohol abuse Every member of the Perkins family including the couple and their five grown has been affected by alcohol and drug according lo the Three of their children have been through drug rehabilitation programs for dependency The book describes the couples in itial efforts to deal with their childrens drug abuse They look back at their mistakes and recognize some of the good decisions they made in trying to become more effective parents The Perkins will share some of the proven methods for preventing and slopping alcohol and drvjg abuse among children during the twohour program set to begin at 7 April 7 al Ihe school The program also pro vides parents with ways to intervene if their children begin using and abusing alcohol and The New PraunJels program follows similar programs the Perkins have presented in more than IftO cities including Austin and San Mar cos The cauple offers information on improving family setting limits for children and preparing to deal with peer Nancy MeMurtriePerkins is a chemical specialist anj has worked with drug aMwse ing programsBjOIJ Perkins has done After a year of zoning ordinance to get public hearing Monday rt Br By DANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer Planning and Zoning Commis sioners will hold a public hearing Monday on proposed changes to the citys zoning The hearing will end more than a year of commission workshops for the group to discuss changes to the ci tys zoning Early this the citys plann ing department sent a copy of the proposed changes to members of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of builders mechanical Board of Realtors and other boards and groups that may be interested in the The intent of these changes is twofold To update and improve ex isting but also to leave intact present uses permitted under the existing zoning ac cording to the cover letter sent to the various the proposed zoning regulations will only affect those people who request zone changes on their If the changes are the planning department will then operate with two sets of regulations and Current zoning classifica tions will be grandfathered and covered under one set of zoning regulations and one map that will show the zoning of all property in the The new that will become ef fective with the proposed will show all zoning changes granted after the ordinance The number of zoning classifica tions will increase with the proposed there are only three residential districts R2 and Under the proposed or dinance there will be an R1A single R2A single and two fami R3L multi family low density and R3H multi family high densi There are proposed B1A conven tional and mobile home and B1B mobile home along with A townhouse residential and ZHA zero lot line home included in the proposed Business districts will be classified as either C1A neighborhood C1B general C2A central C4A Industrial districts proposed are M1A light industrial or M2A heavy The general provisions are slight ly different in their states the cover They will become the standard for all regardless of whether a change in zoning is all legally existing uses will be grand See Page2A At Legislative Conference Bentsen stresses debate on trade legislation says oil import fee hard to sell By JIMWEBRE Staff Writer Lloyd Bentsen reiterated his longstanding bipartisan rhetoric during Fridays closing day of the Texas Legislative Conference here and rattled a legislative saber in comments concerning the nations trade If a country has full access to our we ought to have full access to their he adding the Reagan administrations pending trade bill he with bipartisan participation says one thing we have a right to demand equality in Along similar lines as espoused by Secretaryof Ihe Treasury James Baker earlier in the Bentsen told a packed New Braunfels Civic Center that if European countries would buy more Third World manufactured products equaling about billion a the entire world would prosper by it He cited French sales of agricultural products from that countrys own farmers for higher than market rates and then dumping those commodities on the world market at far less as one example of European lack of cooperation in stabilising the worlds On the subject of Bentsen said that in the United States purchased 27 percent of its raw crude from foreign countries and that in despite the historic ex perience of an oil embargo and long lines at gas Americans today buy from 37 to 42 percent of their oil from outside the nations Its no good to have a strong strong strong ships if we dont have the fuel to run The president should report yearly to the American people and Congress if lhal imported oil exceeds 50 per cent a peril Bentsen I have told the president that if he sends us a bill like well put it on a fast track in We have 28 sponsors for that thats bipartisan On the subject of the nations federal the senior senator from Texas and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said certain assumptions are used to ar rive at the GrammRudman figure of billion as a target for the red ink by the end of the next fiscal Based on those same he Congress will make estimates about government spending that will be just as accurate or Relative to Texas need for deliniation of such things as windfall profits taxes and possible federal laws allowing funds for reopening abandoned Bentsen said he often is asked Why does Texas have to be treated dif ferently I tell them because Texas is Were a ferent breed a country of risk Two coasts are booming and were not a part of See Page 2A Tort reform controversial a chemical djependgney program in Minnesota Tort reform divided speakers at the 21 si Annual Texas Legislative Conference Friday as they debated whether the proposed legislation reform would stop socalled trivial lawsuits or strip Texas juries of their authority State Sen 0 H Ike chairman of the Economic Develop ment Committee which is reviewing proposed tort reform said he supports the reform measures We are in the process of trying to ar rive at an agreement From my van tage point as chairman of the com I feel very good about it as I know the Senate he said Pro posed tort reform currently before the Senate would set limits for lawsujt Harris said the legislation will have a clear effect on economic development in the state beeaujie H will drastically affect in surance rates These are things that are being worked on regardless of what you might read or hear about I personal ly want to give you a very positive he Senator Kent A chair man the state Jurisprudence Com took ajaoiher view of the tort reform He Described it as a threat to the rights ol the juries of the one might the ol a jury tor thai ol the The tort reform issue will remain controversial as long as were in the middle of an insurance Caperton said He added lhal Ihe con cepl of limiling financial awards is simply a move by Ihe insurance com panies lo avoid payments and would do nolhing to reduce insurance rates What youll continue to hear is talk about how weve gone insane liligiously They say were much loo likely lo sue one anolher for no reason Youll hear talk about a con cept known as joinandseveral liability The concept has been with Texas since aboul And citizens will continue to hear how that con cept is somehow unfair and it leads to higher premiums for everyone They talk about the evils of punitive damage awards and blame free spirited judges and juries for giving awards that are unconscionably large And they say thai this is costing them profits and this leads to the higher liability premiums that were being he They Uort reformers want us to change our civil justice syslem our syslem of lort a system that has been with us as long as weve had any syslem of jurisprudence in this coyn iry designed to remedy a wrong When a person falls below a reasonable care the tort system tells us You are called upon to compen sate the injured person according to Budget hearing Monday New firsanfeis pjty Cpujacil heard reauests Kn1x4 of the month Monday at Pit Umger yforiry bjgjnnjni at Tfefi pubjjg to mpre than projected in rf Thf workshop will projected revenues for the fiscal ejj Wgf which yajrlcp depariuaeat Wednesdays session the city is to teegp reviewing projected oujtlay and needs for as city stall attempts to reajjy coyneil by oj early The coming year begins fer   

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