Thursday, June 29, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Nations foreign debt burden soars to billions Afy Africas fofeigfi debt burden soared t6 billion to pushing the Ufiited States further inta hock as the worlds largest debtor the governrwent reported 6mh looks at campaign revival f over Giants is ni6Viflg 46 cut influence in abolish gentymafttlefed political districts and revive talk of a cbiigressloflal pay ajdes Campaign finance reform was the focus 6f Bushs speech before a croup of congressional See Page 5 Astros feei the second tVO ton i on See Page 10 New Braunfels 164 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Thurs Zfituna S 5126259144 One Section Thursday June 1989 25 Cents Judge jails NB juror on contempt charge One 14 Pages What a relief By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County jail today on a contemptofcourt charge after failing to show for jury duty in the Hampton City of New Braunfels trial this This is the first time Ive had to send out a warrant for an arrest for a said District Clerk Margaret Hes fined He either pays it or goes to He can work off his fine in The warrant was issued for the arrest of Ernest 565 Common Wednesday after he called in sick twice while serving as a He called in sick along with another juror June a day the trial Visiting Judge Charles Lance of Milam County postponed the trial for two days to give the two men time to Both men returned Thursday and the trial Then on June Moreno See Page 2 Jury receives charge considering evidence After hearing closing arguments Wednesday the 2woman jury of the Richard Hampton City of New Braunfels suit continue searching for a verdict They were here till about 9 oclock last said District Clerk Margaret The jury resumed delib erations at 9 today and were still in session at press time The jury received a 26question charge prepared by vis iting Judge Charles Lance of Milam heard closing arguments and began deliberations at 7 The charge to the jury advises the jury of the law applic able to the lawsuit and aids the jury in understanding the The judge decides the law applicable to the The jury decides the facts after the judge instructs them of the who is suing the City of New Braunfels along with Marcus took the stand Monday testfying the City of New Braunfels without basis terminated his lease See Page 2 Elks Lodge Red Sox pitcher Brian Schwartz fires pitcher Scott Holderfield for the Red Sox The one down the line during the Little League Interme American League champs fell to the National diate city championship game last night at the League Sikes Electric For the complete story National League Schwartz relieved starting see Page Photo by Deryl Clark review PUC GBRA suit By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The Public Utilities Commission decision and the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority lawsuit are expected to be the highlights of discussion Thursday during the regular meeting of the New Braunfels Utilities board of While the PUC decision is not set oh the agenda for General Manager Bob Sohn indicated last week the subject would probably come up during his report to the The commission voted to raise the Colorado River Authori tys rates June 22 without allowing rate differentials for wholesale cus tomers who had invested in 138 kilo volt transmission lines and other transmission and substation equip LCRA saves more money by supplying electric power to customers who have this equipment than to those Deputies harvest iiiarij liana plants A Canyon Lake man was arrested Wednesday and charged with posses sion of marijuana after sheriffs office authorities found marijuana plants growing at his Fred Eugene HC4 Box posted a bond Wednes day after being charged with possessing under four ounces of There were approximately 14 marijuana plants ranging anywhere from two inches to a foot and a said Rudy Along with that was confiscated approximately The which were growing in were sent to the Department of Public Safety Lab in Austin for Rubio Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith issued the search warrant and set bond for Good day High court delays Cotton niwiM11 abortion decision WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court did not announce its decision on the fate of legalized abor tions instead extending its 198889 term until Monday and rais ing the suspense over the most closely watched case of the The courts lack of action disap pointed the scores of abortion oppo nents and advocates who waited in line overnight for one of the few seats in the Others milled out side the historical court building in anticipation of a decision that could overturn or retain a womans right to a In the court left hanging its decision in an important case from Pittsburgh on churchstate The controversy stemmed from the holiday displays of a Christmas Nativity scene and a Hanukkah menorah at government buildings in that Lower courts said the dis plays represented an impermissible promotion of religion by The court announced just two rul ings from the bench during a brief public The Missouri case called Webster Reproductive Health Services was not among The justices are being asked to use the Missouri case to reverse the courts 1973 landmark decision legalizing Chief Justice William Rehnquist said from the On July the court will announce all the remaining opinions during this term of the See Page 2 Law officers to brief senator on problems Local law enforcement officials will be briefing Phil Gramm on the drug problem in Comal County Saturday at the Comal County The public is invited to attend the briefing as the senator receives an update on the extent of the drug prob lem in Comal County and surround ing In Gramm will brief those gathered on the recently passed AntiDrug Act of 1938 wJWcfc he too long law enforcement offi cials have had to fight a big battle with a small stick Granun am pleased to say that the federal govern ment is finally wading in and giving local officials a bigger Comal County Sheriff Jack Bre Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force Deputy on assignment Danny and New Braunfels Police Chief Buraey Boeck will discuss the drug The meeting will be in the county coujvaMaw courtroom on the second floor of the Coraa County Court house starting at 7 The gathering is expected to last for about 45 New Braunfels Childrens Museums new Kina was officially opened during an evening reception for volunteers and friends of the WestPoint Pepperell Mission Valley mill plant manager Bill Morton demonstrates the intricacies of spinning wool to Amy and museum volunteer Monica Volunteers whs helped set up the exhibit were given a tour of the completed exhibit during the King Cotton shows through handson how cotton is made into thread and woven into The exhibit also features a video tour of a WestPoint Pepperell Wednesday through Saturday from 1 o to to 6 Photo by Deryl Clark Bane One beats out competitors for MBanks DALLAS AP Bane One an Ohio banking company known for its consumer overcame six other bids to win the 20 failed banks of Dallasbased MCorp in what is estimated to become the nations third largest bank Federal Deposit Insurance which insures the nations bank depo announced Bane Ones selection but withheld details of the government assistance package until when simultaneous news conferences were scheduled for Washington and Analysts praised the say ing it would add a strong competitor to Texas banking industry while bid ders who lost out said they are pre pared to FDIC Chairman William Seidman said in a written statement that Bane One was selected in a highly compe titive process from among attractive Bane One said it would begin man aging the banks July 5 under the name Bank One and would purchase the banks after about a fourto six month period during which problem assets would be The holding company said it would invest about million to buy all of Bank One Texas Bill a Bane One senior vice said the FDIC would take over problem loans and bring the balance sheet to a zero Sunny skies should prevail high 95 and northeast winds between 10 and 15 Clouds will return tonight along with a 20 percent chance of Friday will be partly mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of widely scattered showers and a high in the low The weekend outlook shows a chance of afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s and lows in the mid Inside DEAR TV 8 2 Stammtisch Hometown band Innervicw will be its rocknroll sounds to Landa Park tonight for the Concert in the Park sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and Miller Wholesale The free concert starts at 7 and youre invited to take along picnic sup lawn chairs and no glass Local representatives of the Census Burearu will revisit selected area households beginning July 1 to conduct its Survey of Income and Program SIPP is a nationwide conti nuing survey introduced in the fall of It is one of the nations with about house holds The Census Bureau publishes periodic reports providing information from the Subjects covered include jobs and the economic effects of disability and how taxes affect personal and participa tion in such programs as Social and food Information from SIPP helps policy makers and administrators determine how well gpvemment programs are serving the public and how changes in programs and policies will affect the Information gathered is confi dential by law and field represen tatives should have credentials identifying them as Census Bureau New Braunfels Jaycees are plan 1