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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 160 New Sraunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS AJ Wednesday August 25 Cents Two 26 Pages With pay City sanitation workers off job pending inquiry By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer While two public works depart ment employees have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a department in city sanitation workers said Tuesday they are questioning whether their boss is taking the blame for the wrongdo ing of department Abraham sanitation and Salvadore another sanitation depart ment have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation of alleged wrongdoing in the City Manager Joe The action came on the heels of Mondays resignation by Public Works Director Fred who Michie said took the opportuni ty to The city manager said the two sanitation employees have been taken off their Theyre still on the city They have not been He said the reason for removing the men from their jobs is to substantiate or not substantiate allegations of wrongdoing and un til we finish that investigation and go through the hearing they are innocent until proven See Page2A N B woman aghast at reactions to fathers positive AIDS exam By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Reactions to people who test positive for the potentially deadly AIDS virus struck close to home recently for a New Braunfels woman when her who had tested positive for presence of the virus was admitted to an outof state What made the scenario even more shocking to the woman and her family was that they received negative reaction from nursing staff asked to care for her It was What we went through was so If we had it to do over again we wouldnt have had him said the who herself is a professional health care It is because of the general publics and often of persons exposed to the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome virus that she spoke only on the condition that she and her family remain anonymous and that no men tion be made of the location where the incident oc Her father had received 22 units of blood during emergency surgery in 1984 for a ruptured ab dominal In March of this year he received a letter stating that one of the blood donors used for his transfusion had recently tested positive for presence of Human Immuno deficiency Virus HIV is a causative agent of AIDS and resear chers have found that once a person is exposed to the the bodys immune system develops an tibodies against the the an tibodies at present fail to kill the Presence of antibodies are often found within several weeks after Persons exposed to the virus may develop whose symptoms leave them susceptible to other deadly bacterial infections such as meningitis and some forms of The at age was tested twice and found both times to be HIV Despite having been exposed to the virus three years he never developed AIDS and his also proved negative for presence of HIV The cou ple was no longer sexually On June he suffered a stroke and was admit When it was revealed that he had the one nurse assigned to care for him The family had arranged through a hospital assistant to have a private health care nurse attend to the assistant neglected to tell the agency involved that the patient had tested positive and when that nurse reported to the Stammtisch The heat is on she reportedly left after having been told of the We had been up all night with my We were physically and mentally exhausted and we were looking forward to leaving him in capable hands so that we could get some much needed She said when she asked what had happened to the sitter she was told by the nurse on duty that she left after being told the man had The nurse reportedly told the woman that the sitter could not be blamed and had a right to Needless to say we were just Did she think we were trying to hide the positive antibody from anyone And how dare she say that my father had AIDS Why didnt the nurse who called the agency tell them about it in the first place We put him in the hospital and a nurse treated him like the scum of the He was totally inno He had no To be treated like that just shocked The father received the care he needed until he died later that His death was not related to But the family learned firsthand the emo tions and almost public isolation found among most AIDS due largely to a wealth of See Page2A II the National Association of Retired Federal Employees chapter will meet Friday morn ing at at the Senior Citizens Center on Amacher will present a program of slides on the Washington Visitors are welcome al these In conjunction with the Fiesta Mexicana Hlstorica this weekend at New Braunfels Civic La Mu jer Tejana will host Its annual arts and crafts show Sunday at the civic Organizers of the show are trying to promote Hispanica art in its varous forms and local and area artists will exhibit their work from noon to 5 The Black Heritage Society of New Braunfels and Comal County will hold a style show and dance Aug 29 at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 8 to midnight Focus on Fall is the theme of the show with members of the society modeling formal and even ing wear from Jacob Schmidt and Tip Admission to the dance and style show is for for school age students and for For ticket in call 6254130 or 629 We The retirement party for Comal County Extension Agent Bill Schumann will be from 1 to 3 Aug 28 at the extension office at 1115 Walnut The public is in vited Margaret Parr is a cutey She is concerned that Landa Park maintenance and other work at the park will damage historic Some New Braunfelsers will know that beneath the top soil of Landa Park and the surrounding area are the workings of native Americans who lived here thousands of years before there were Tex Stay tuned as Margaret intends well just have to wait and Security guards for Gruene Hall deny allegation As the mercury climbs to near 100 New Braunfels High School Unicorn offensive linemen prepare for the upcoming The question is whether Coach Donald Gann con tributes to the warmth of the exercise as shoulder pads pop and helmets bang against one another in preparation of what all Unicorn fans hope will be another year leading to an op portunity for a state Photo by Deryl Village West water hassles dribble on into summer 87 Sunny and hot temps are still in store and theres no relief in Todays high should reach the upper 90s with southsouthwest winds 10 to 15 Brief early morn ing cloudiness will give way to sunny and hot days which will give to fair and warm nights with lows in the upper Southeast winds will be at 10 mph tonight and south winds between JO and 15 mph wont help cool things off Thursday SUSHFIP 8 11B HHHw I Hlffli 9 A By TIM WAITS Staff Writer As sure as spring turns to summer each water problems prevail for residents of Barbara Street in the Village West subdivision near Sal One resident said that each sum mer for the past eight the water pressure is reduced to a bare minimum or the water is out altogether throughout the summer Barbara Street is located at the peak point in the The pump which serves the subdivision is on the hillside opposite the The water must travel down to the valley in the area and rise back up to Barbara Street The problem affects six or seven Peyton Enterprises is currently embroiled in controversy with the Saltier Property Owners Association for providing poor quality water to residents in four sub divisors along the Guadalupe is the water supply company for Village Residents say the water pressure problems begin annually around July 4 this year problems started about Mothers When told that the problems began so early this Patti an associate of Ivan the owner of the water Thats an exaggeration Myers said late last Friday after noon that a 10horsepovver pump had Stalled that afternoon and tlxe On Monday one resident it had been all reported that water pressure was Residents on the street have nailed still as sporadic over the weekend as see Page 2A r S 1 i V I 11 iNormal Pool lilE yijLAGe By TRAVIS POLING Staff Writer Gruene Hall management and local security officers say they were only enforcing their legal rights when they told a group standing outside Texas oldest dance hall it had to pay for listening to the music or move past the openair Darrell and Vicki Smith claim they were treated and were refused the right to see the manager of Gruene Hall by two security guards the Smiths were wearing Comal County Sheriffs Department The incident occurred on July 11 when Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s were playing at Gruene Hall under a cover According to Vicki the hall was crowded that night and if her group had paid to enter the dance there would have been no room to stand Smith said that upon leaving the Grist Mill Restaurant with the group stopped outside the hall to listen to the music which can be heard through the open windows and screened facade of the unaircondi They stood outside the hall for roughly 45 Smith before they were approached by a security guard who was wearing a uniform identifying him as an officer with the Comal County Sheriffs Smith said the officer was very rude and asked them to She said he not only refused to let them speak to the but also threatened to arrest a youth who was on the grass and told If you dont Ill arrest Gruene Hall manager Nannette Sullivann said she was requested to come to the front of the building by one of the security officers to speak to some upset Gruene patrons and that she responded to the Sullivann said she explained the situation to the whose members were very persistent but Sullivann could not positively say it was Smiths but that she responded to all requests that Rick a Comal County Sheriffs Department deputy hired for the private security said he remembers the but said he did not come onto the scene of the Alvarez said that even though all the security officers at the hall that night were members of the Sheriffs none were wearing any part of a county uniform or iden tification as sheriffs Smith also said the patches worn by the security officers clearly iden tified them as members of the Sheriffs Gruene Hall management and in volved security deny the The badges worn by all the security officers say only Texas Peace Of Alvarez Alvarez said people often leave trash on the lawn surrounding the hall and adjacent Grist Mill often eating watermelon and other foods Gruene Halls management requested the security officers to ask the people to get off the grass or come inside the Accusations of both verbal and with a are all Alvarez adding that by mutual See Page A County commissioners set special meetings Comal County Commissioners will meet in regular session Thursday morning beginning at 10 in com missioners court on the third floor of the courthouse A preagenda workshop precedes the meeting at 9 Commissioners have also schedul ed a budget workshop Thursday afternoon to discuss building main tainance and the county estensioq The workshop begins at commissioners have on tap a special session Friday morning at 9 They Will first ineet in esesutive session to discuss the hiring of an ap praiser to relaJion to rightofway ac Following will be budget workshop concerning the en Vlronmenitaj health ajid county Tbji Thursdays regular session agenda reads as follows line item transfers within main tainance of building approve Bulverde Road rightof way authorize requesting bids for street and drainage improvements to County prive as platted in tryside Estites unit 2A and accept two drainage easements in extend letter of credit for Ran cho del phase iPreginct 4 approve correction plaj foir Hunters Creek wnit lots ind block and repiat of peak wit tet w and m accept eagles Peak inot unit road ajgf pi JJttJs Nortfe We unit rgaj Eagles request to go out for bids or
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