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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas 2201 Holiday pates above retailers expectations ife holiday feawaketted ift cdftSuriifers this sending shoppers into the stores and giving retaitefs theif best performance in nearly two Retailers had sales above their own Waltef an analyst with Morgan Stanley said See Page 3 Norths attorneys attacking charges WASHINGTON AP Declaring the heart of the government s case against Oliver North destroy attorneys for the fired White Mouse aide are step ping up attacks on the other 12 criminal charges he faces in the iranContra e see Page 5 76006 Oklahoma State handed 4year probation by NCAA AP The NCAA today placed Oklahoma States football program on four years barring the Cowboys from postseason play for three years and keeping them off live televi sion for two Seepages New Braunfejs 40 707 Larida New Texas 78130 DSPS tZrftuno is 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Friday January 1989 25 Cents One 14 Pages Commissioners stall By STEPHANIE DA VIS on Bremers fn By STEPHANIE DAVIS StaH Writer Sheriff Jack Bremers attempt to extract more than from county coffers stalled Thursday when he asked county com missioners to approve additional monies for extra Its a simple case of the elected Comal County sheriff told There are a certain number of positions that are required to be filled on a daily basis and we dont have the personnel to fulfill Comal County Commissioners failed to act on Bremers request to hire nine additional jail employees and a financial No action was taken for the request of a satellite office in the courthouse for A new jailer could earn a gross salary of but with the total climbs to said County Auditor Bate Nine new jailers would cost the county Brerher requested for the financial Commissioners approved Bremers request to reestablish the position of warrants lieutenant as an executive assistant for special The positions proposed will create a sav ings for the county in the long Bremer Good day In the pits sheriffs department is the absolute profes he This is not going to be something that is The sheriff runs the countys second largest accomplished Bremer Im with a million looking at an 18month to twoyear program Commissioners said they delayed Bremers to really 8et to the where were ready for request so he could provide them with more Plans to eliminate the lieutenant position in the warrants division will open a position for Additional personnel will facilitate the a special projects coordinator with the main advancement of professionalism and possible goal of achieving Bremer said national accreditation for the sheriffs depart Commissioners voted to approve the spe ment Bremer said ciai projects position wilhout a job des The main goal that I plan to achieve in the Clark made a motion to approve the request if Bremer would provide a job description A financial officer would explain and assist employees with insurance and benefit mat Bremer I need some expertise at my right It is necessary and No sheriffs office employees participated in the countys cafeteria benefit plan intro duced in Bond Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile made a motion to accept the financial officer and newlyelected Precinct 3 Commissioner Patricio Pat Hernandez seconded the See Page 2 Its a real nice day in New Todays high is expected to break another with a high in the low The wind will be blowing and the skies will be partly cloudy Satur day with a high expected in the upper Winds Saturday will be from the northwest at about 20 Enjoy the warmth because temperatures will reach only into the 50s Sunday with a chance of Inside CLASSIFIED 1014 COMICS 8 CRbSSWORD 3 DEAR 7 7 RELIGIOUS FOCUS 4 910 TV LISTINGS 8 WEATHER 2 Stammtisch First Protestant Church is spon soring a blood drive Sunday to help area hospital patients follow ing the holiday The South Texas Regional Blood Banks mobile vehicle will be parked in front of the church at the comer of Seguin and Coll streets from to Because of the critically low blood supply after the your donation at the first blood drive of 1989 will help bring the supply back 10 a safe South Texas Regional Blood Bank pro vides blood for 54 hospitals and must find at least 250 volunteer donors each day to meet those Donors must be between 17 and 72 17yearolds need written parental weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good gener al For more call Charlene Nolte at The next WomanTalk program at Village Oaks Regional Hospital will deal with the brittle bone condition which affects onefourth of all women over age The free program will be held in the Village Oaks Regional Hospital cafeteria at Francis internist and will discuss the latest techniques for identifying and treating women with Burghs pre See 2 Jury charges man in fathers murder By STEPHANIE DAVIS StaH Writer The son of a murdered Lake Dun lap man was indicted by a Guadalupe County grand jury Thursday on the charge of shooting and killing his Timothy 170 I Kelly remains in the Guadalupe Cbunty Jail today without bond on the j charge of murdering his 68yearold Countylawmen have detained the Knickerbocker since 1 on assault charges out of Brazoria said Guadalupe County Sheriff Mclvin Knickerbocker was found lying across his bed in his home in the River Bend subdivision home early New Years Harborth His soninlaw and granddaughter found The autopsy revealed the Lake Dunlap man was shot with a liber There was evidence four shots were Harborth Knickerbocker lived in a room behind the mobile home in which his father and mother he Guadalupe County officals received a call at approximately Sunday to investigate the first murder of 1989 for Guadalupe Coun ty and New The soninlaw and granddaughter went to have coffee with thats when they discovered the Har borth It was kind of a tradition See Page 2 The holidays are over and to the crews working on the citys Landa and Fredericksburg area drainage that means its time to get back to City voters approved the drainage project in a 1985 bond issue and utility and construction crews have been working in the area for months to help improve the rain runoff These men are working on the drainage ditch near Seele Photo by Deryl Clark Lawsuit set for hearing Jury selection begins Monday in San Antonio for a law suit filed against the City of New Braunfcls by owners of Schlitterbahn and Landa Lawyers for both parties appeared Thursday in Dis trict Court in San Antonio for docket a pretrial The Henry family filed a federal suit against the city in alleging city officials and others conspired to put the family out of business through a campaign of mis information and other The suit alleges a city employee was instructed to drain city pools to divert water from the Comal River to harm the plaintiffs Plaintiffs in the case are Gary Henry and See Page 2 Pair charged in truck theft A New Braunfels man and a juvenile were apprehended Thursday for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle when they apparently stole a Butter Krust truck and fled from Mario Route Box remains in the Comal County Jail today in lieu of a The was Employees of Butter Krust Thirft Store were deliver ing goods 8 Thursday at the Circle K con venience store when the truck was Detectives noticed the truck and pursued it after the police dispatcher announced the truck had been said New Braunfels police spokesman Martin The chase continued on Interstate 35 and in the Rush Lane and Solnis Road When the suspects bailed out in the Rush Lane law enforcement officials chased the men on Mayer Local educator working on new appraisal system By DAVID BUILT A Staff Writer A New Braunfels Independent School District administrator is work ing with the state of Louisiana to develop a teacher apprajsal system similar to one implemented in Texas schools in Mike NBISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and recently returned from New Orleans where he met with edu cators from Louisiana and Georgia in a workshop to develop a pilot training program for the Louisiana Teaching Internship Im really flattered to be involved in a statewide program like I was in Fitsko Its aeat to be working with Louisiana State Univer sity and their state In Fitsko worked with the Texas Education Agency to train more than administrators and teachers as appraisers for the Texas See Page 2 Unemployment drops to 14year low WASHINGTON The neons civilian unemployment rate dropped back to a 14year low of percent in with service producing industries leading the way in the creation of new Oie government reported Tbe jgtym rut dropped 01 per ing percent for the third time in Lapo satf W Its qf the labor said 3 million of the in retail The goodsprodding sector also m f exas rate remains stable ta its ymtoA were csswed w the most since when employers reporting gjjfliflg W thfir Ijijlpf Micywoityfj Norwood said in testimony prepared for the Joint Economic Comittee of The number of construction jobs rose by Over the and manufacturing gained than 4MMWQ jofe Cor fte Second straight Factory workers continued to work m average four hours of overtime a indicating no letup in the exportled manufacturing Average remained DALLAS AP Texas job market remained relatively stable dur ing despite a slight increase in the unemployment rate to federal officials reported Even with the percent the figure remained within a fraction of 7 percent for the 10th urae in the last 12 said Bryan regional commissioner for the Bureau of Labor From the standpoint of statical U was like np change at The jobless rate remained mblt since last i except for Julys dip to percent and the years high of per reported in the December report marked a significant improvement from the percent recorded one year Eichey Business activity has improved over the last year or It hasnt been many but it has been going he Richey said Texas jobs have been created in many of the same industries that have been growing nationwide business and health govern ment and The good life in New Braunfels is the focus of this display organized by Michael director of the Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors The including pictures of the Qerman tjve rivers and Natural Bridge will be featured at the Winter Texans Travel Fair sponsored by the Discover Texas
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