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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                IRS plans extra help forlatefiling The annual IRS Roundupis under way with approximately half of all expected tax returns still to be IRS announced this week that extra help will be available for Democrats preparing fw Wright ethics twttte AP House Democrats are girding for a bruising battle ovef the ethics case of their Jim Wright of and acknowledg ing that ihd worst may be yet to Seepages 410 M009 103 SOWEST MTCROPUBLISHING 2201 PI SUITE 300 iracst tennis still on As of press the bnly local sporting event affected by the weather is tonights Smithson Valley Mays baseball Both the district tennis tourna ment here in New Braunfels and the district track meet in Boeme are New Braunfels Friday 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 14 Pages Courthouse cover up aganst police By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A Canyon Lake couple filed suit against the City of New Braunfels and the New Braunfels Police Department this week alleging their constitutional rights were Carl and Margaret Clayton are suing for damages and injuries after an incident which they said occurred the afternoon of 30 at the HEB grocery store parking lot on West San Antonio The city will be filing a written response to the lawsuit in the next couple of said City Attorney Barry Moore The suit states the Claytons were heading toward their car in the park ing after grocery when they noticed another car parked in a noparking close to the drivers side of their This car was parked so close that Clayton could not maneuver his wheelchair up to his car the suit The Claytons notified the store who attempted to locate the When that the police department was called Upon New Braunfels police officer Pete Villareal said because they were on private property there wasnt anything he could the suit adding the cars owner then came out and Clayton wheeled toward the At this without warning officer Villareal walked up behind Clayton grabbed his shoulder and twisted him around abruptly stopping the wheelchair with his the suit In addition to physi See Page 2 NBU bearing scars of hydro plant fight A battle over the Canyon Hydroelectric Plant between GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and a group of Canyon Lake citizens continues to rage pending action by the Public Utility Commission while New Braunfels Utilities bears the battle centers on intercon nection facilities the point where energy enters trans mission facilities the The facilities arc owned by Pedernales Electric An agreement between the Lower Colorado River and GuadalupeBlanco River Authority allows the use of the transmission A 12mile transmis sion line was originally included in the but was eliminated because the use of the cooperatives line near the plant was more GuadalupeBlanco River Authority contends intercon nection facilities are on federal land and therefore are gov erned by the Federal The author ity was granted a license by regulatory commission for the partsiofthfefacilityvwhich are on federal landj s take Area Citizens which filed a complaint against GBRA regarding the Canyon Dam pro ject in is of the opinion the license is The Public Utility Commission issued its first order of remand in the case in March 1988 requiring the 1 soaking wet today after a week of pretty rainy which was appreciated by the gardens and the underground But the skies should start to clear up today and just in because the District 284A Tennis Tournament is scheduled for today and Saturday in New Braunfels and the District 284A Track Meet is today in Photo by Deryl See Page 2 Clark Judge sentences man to 10 years A Houston man was sentenced to 10 years Texas Department of Correc tions and fined Thursday for possession of a controlled District 207th Judge Robert Pfeuffer sentenced Charles Harding Mes to TDC and 180 days shock after he was charged in July with possession of a controlled Messenger was airested with Tracy Lee who was sentenced to 10 years TDC March 30 by Judge We didnt recover any equipment thats necessary to cook the mctham said detective Rudy Rubio after iheir We got over 200 grams of methamphetmaines and over 400 grams of Wholesale prices ease up WASHINGTON AP Whole sale despite a big jump in home heating oil rose a mod erate percent in March as inflation cased somewhat after steep increases of 1 percent in each of the previous two the government said The boost in the Labor Depart ments Producer Price Index reflected higher costs for both food and although the increases in both catego ries were smaller than those registered in the first two months of the The overall gain was generally in line with or a little under analysts expectations and likely to help calm Wall Streets inflation While Marchs increase was much more restrained than the strong jumps of the previous two whole sale prices one stop short of retail have risen at a compound annual rate of percent over the past three That is the largest quarterly increase since prices rose at a com pound annual rate of dur ing the first three months of Should the first quarters rate be sustained for the rest of the it would far exceed the increase regis tered for when wholesale prices rose 4 percent in what was the steep est gain in seven Prices had risen percent in Financial markets had been fearful that further bad news on the inflation front would prompt the Federal Reserve Board to step up its campaign to slow economic growth and restrain inflationary pressures by pushing up interest See Page 2 Good day A good chance of showers and thunderstorms dominates the fore cast for today mid Saturday mom By late the sun is expected to break but a chance of rain continues through the Todays high will be 64 degrees and the overnight low will be 54 On the high will be 78 with a low of The high Sunday will reach 81 with the of Inside DEAR 5 RELIGIOUS TV 6 2 Stammtisch If rain and messy weather has really messed up your the 4H Exchange Club can help you The club is sponsoring a pledge car wash Saturday at Hoffmann Floors on Loop The free car wash is sponsored by donations from area businesses and individuals as a fundraising project of the an of 4Hcrs who host other outoftown The local group is trying to raise money to go to this summer after hosting the Georgia 4Hcrs here last Members have pledged to wash 100 To pledge call The Comal Unit of the Ameri can Cancer Society raised from its recent Behind Closed Doors Tour of The event featured six area residences and a More than 400 tickets were sold and more than 200 lunches were 1 think it was a great said Kyra chairman of the Wed like to have another one next We just have to get another I think it was something of interest for people to sec different parts of New Braun April is Cancer Awareness Month and a big focus is on The Comal Unit of the American Cancer Society is scck ing board members and interested persons should contact Claire Smith at The local Eagles Club is joining See Page 2 Club helping turn lives around By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Alcohol and drug abuse was leading a New Braunfels woman on a path to Now her life has changed because of programs and the fellowship at the 24 Hour Club which is approaching its 10th year Help groups such Al Alatot and Adult Children of Alcohol ics meet at the 24 Hour which has relocated to 1142 all times of the day and night to give I knew that if I didnt go to AA I wouldnt she along with other local alcoholr are turning their lives around with support from each Members of the group talked to the lleraldZeitung recently to share their feelings of alcoholism and its effect on and Alcoholics come from every strata of said a man sitting in the back of the We are a diverse it would Most of us are your next door Alcoholics Anonymous does he The whole thing is like chick en soup it might but it wont In more than a 68 men and women have indicated a desire to stop drinking by attending the New Braun fels Group of AA meetings for at least a month at the 24Hour Twenty one of the 68 havent consumed alco holic beverages for at least one year 32 are working on their first year of Status isnt known of the 15 other Our principal purpose is to main tain our sobriety and help others achieve one man AA is often called the last house on the The which is has been a beacon of hope for alcohol ics and drug abusers for 10 Members celebrate their 10th anniver sary in The club offers a one member Its a place to come to get out of the outside pace and slow Club policy is established by a board of directors consisting of three recovering alcoholic members and three nonmember civic leaders of New Persons who come to the 24 Hour Club said they wouldnt be alive with out the support When youre an death seems to be an attractive alternative to how you are one recovering alcoholic All we feel is our own a woman Somewhere along the line someone Have you gone to A Only the alcoholic can admit there is an abuse Page 2 Group calculates Tax Freedom Day WASHINGTON AP Once the Monday deadline for filing 19J88 fed eral incometax returns the average worker still will have to toil an additional 17 days before having earned what government tax collec tors will demand for Freedom Day arrives this year on May It has not been later since the Tax Foundation began cal culating this measure of the burden imposed on workers by state and local It was 13 in By the foundations the average worker will work 124 days this year just to pay if the government demanded its money up it would take all of the aver age workers income through May That is the same as the last two years in it is the same as in when Congress and President Reagan agreed on the biggest tax cut in the nations Americans are not better off than they were in despite eco nomic cuts in income tax rates and repeated claims that govern ment spending has been cut to the the foundation said Thursday in announcing Tax Freedom The 13 fe4eral increases enacted since 1981 the giant 1986 tax to millions of took away more than it gave Social Security taxes that have been growing mote rapidly than the and steady state and local tax increases caused in part by a reduction in federal If you prefer worrying about your Negotiators reach budget compromise WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Bush and congressional lead ers announced today a nearly billion deficitreduction plan that Bush said would be a man ageable step toward stemming the tide of red The thrashed out in more than a month of talks that con cluded late Thursday mini mally meets next years goal of reducing the deficit to while putting off the tough choices until It allows the president to claim he wont violate his campaign pledge against new and he agreed to lower his defense spend ing plans so that Congress could avert a squeeze on popular domes tic The budget agreement does not complete the whole deficit reduction job but I am convinced that we only be able to com plete that job if we tackle it in man ageable steps on an orderly basis in a constructive bipartisan Bush And this is a first man ageable This is oot an heroic agree said House Speaker Jim If we begin with the assumption that there can be no significant major increase in this agreement is about as good as we could No one should be deluded into thinking that this is the end of the said Senate Majority Leader George Much sterner measures will be required in the Bush and the House and Senate leadership sealed the deal in a morning meeting in the Cabinet and Uien announced it at a Rose Garden The plan claims to reduce the fiscal 1990 deficit to about meeting the goal of the GrammRudman law of a deficit no larger than billion in the year beginning The current years deficit will be about according to administra tion About half of the deficit reduc would come from a combination of increased revenues including billion in billion in fees for goy 2   

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