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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Hurricane Dean veers away from Puerto Rico SAN Puerto Rico AP Hurricane packing 85 mph away from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today on a wobbly course in the Atlantic forecasters See Page 3 State politicians run up in travel expenses AUSTIN AP Texas politicians who are honino to move on to higher offices r 4 0 9 i o 9 for almost in travel n TCTJ state i I nN PI SVs Belcher makes Junior Olympic team A batting average in competitive summer 0 play earned Smithson Valley utility player John Ichcr a spot on the San Antonio area Junior Olymp baseball Belcher is the only New Braunfels a player on the See Page 9 New Braunfels 189 707 Landa Stv New Texas 78130 USPS Zeitunq 30 USPS 377880 5126259144 4r Thursday August 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages makes perfect Twentyfour Texas Junior Miss contestants are spending their days and nights this week visiting with area residents and practicing for the program which features preli minary competition tonight and Friday one team of the girls works on a portion of the program that shows off their athletic the team finishes the routine with Preliminaries tonight and Friday at the New Braunfels Civic Center start at Satur day night finals also at Contract for collecting school taxes County approves deal on split vote By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Two county commissioners fought to the bitter end this morning attempting to pursuade three of their courtmatcs to vote against a tax consolidation contract between the Comal ISO and appraisal two weeks before the tax consolidation I just dont understand the said Precinct 4 Com missioner Clyde Comal County commissioners Neil Craigmile and who initiated the petition drive to consolidate tax es within the Comal Appraisal District in couldnt get commissioners Jumbo Patricio Pat Hernandez or Judge Fred Clark to vote against the contract during the regular meeting of the The election will still go on to consolidate taxes of New Braunfels ISO and the City of New Braunfels on the county level Were getting down to where we can get something thats amicable and if we can get this contract agreed this is the one that we really need this is the big said County Tax AssessorCollector Gloria Clcnnan as she See Page 2 Woman dies in accident A San Antonio woman was pro nounced dead early today after the car she was driving had a headon colli sion with an 18whecler truck as she drove on the wrong side of Interstate DPS authorities Janie Castillo was prounounced dead at the scene at by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold The accident occurred at south of mile marker Delgado was traveling south in the northbound inside lane of the interstate in her 1985 Mercedes Her vehicle collided with the truck driven by Jean Paul who was driving a 1988 See Page 2 Attorney eyes records probe Segment set to air later this month MTV film crew stops off for tubing on Guadalupe The investigation into possible record altering in the Precinct 1 Jus tice of the Peace office initiated in February is now in the hands of the county attorney for possible Alicia a former clerk in Pre cinct 1 Harold Kruegers was discharged in February for altering not for Krueger told the New Braurtfels HeraldZeitung in Chapa refused to comment on the matter this Krueger initiated me which Texas Ranger Ray Martinez has investigated off and on since Febru He finished his investigation in Martinez turned his findings of the investigation over to Comal County District Attorney Bill but would not comment on it who requested Martinez investigate the has now turned the investigation over to Coun See Page 2 By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The Guadalupe River became a star Wednesday after noon when a filming crew from MTV Music Television stopped at the Gruene river Ken host of MTVs trivia game Remote and VJ Kevin Seal were filmed walking along the tubing the rapids of the mighty and swinging off a rope into the The segments were shot near Rockin R River The segments filmed yesterday will become a part of Amuck in a monthlong filming excursion which will be featured by MTV in various segments between videos during the month of According to MTV Amuck in America is an adventure down the back roads and dirt lanes of country in search of the odd and exciting in a trans continental rock and roll road The trip began in New York and will end on 6 in Los The road crew will travel between 100 and 400 miles a This show is a rock and roll road trip through the places most tourists would never dare said Doug MTVs senior vice president of programming and The adventuresome spirit of our two combined with the places theyll go and people theyll will make for an unforgettable trip through our The film crew taped footage Tuesday at the Astrodome in Irene public relations officer for the said the crew even stopped in the middle of Tropical Storm Chantal Tuesday and filmed a There wasnt any but it was really she The film crew headed for Aquarena Springs in San Mar See Page 2 236 cast votes for tax election Comal County residents can still vote absentee by personal appearance through Tuesday for the special elec tion on 12 concerning consolida tion of local taxing According to the county clerks 232 persons have voted by per sonal appearance and 11 ballots have been mailed four of which have been Absentee voters can bring their vot ers registration card to the County Clerks office in Room 104 in the Comal County Courthouse between 8 and Monday through Applications for absentee ballots by mail will be accepted through Fri See Page 2 Economic forecasting gauge down for fourth time WASHINGTON AP The cnvemment fniwastina oanou in iu WASHINGTON AP The government said today that its chief economic forecasting gauge fell in June for the fourth time in five providing fresh evidence that the economy is entering a period of sluggish The Commerce Departments Index of Lead ing Economic Indicators dipped percent in While the amount of the decline was the weakness was with seven of the indexs 11 individual indicators flashing negative The small decline had been expected by anal who are debating whether the economys slowdown will worsen into a the signal for an economic downturn has been three consecutive monthly declines in the leading The howev The forecasting gauge dropped in February and then rose percent in April before plunging percent in That was the big gest onemonth setback since late 1987 follow ing the stock market crash in October of that Economists note that the index is not infalli The index declined for five consecutive months in late 1987 and early But no recession followed in economic growth accelerated to its fastest pace in four Some now believe the economy is on the verge of a even if the index has not yet dropped for three consecu tive We are seeing a mild recession developing in the United States right said Bruce 9 wt w MMAhVp 9CUU UI UlV rose in breaking the string of an economist with the New York brokerage firm of Merrill Steinberg said he believed forthcoming data would show that the economy went into a slump in the current JulySeptember quarter and the downturn will last until But more optimistic forecasters believe the while entering a sluggish growth per will be able to scrap by without an outright defined as at least two consecutive negative quarters for the gross national The Bush administration is even more opti forecasting that GNP which weakened to an annual rate of percent in the AprilJune will rebound in the second half of the The index was held back in June by declines in seven of its 11 The biggest drag came from a decline in prices for raw While that is good for the economy in that it signals lower inflationary it is considered a negative for the leading indicators because it can signal declin ing Other negative forces in June were a rise in weekly unemployment a drop in build ing a change in business delivery a drop in the length of the average work a fall in orders for consumer goods and weakness in the number of unfilled Four indicators showed strength during the with a rise in stock prices making the biggest positive Other positive for ces were a rise in consumer faster growth of the money supply and an increase in plant and equipment The various changes left the leading index at 2 Good day The early August pattern of hot and dry conditions has Partly cloudy skies and a high in the upper 90s today will be fol lowed by partly cloudy skies and a low in the 70s Partly cloudy and hot conditions will continue Friday and into the Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s with lows in the Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Is your organization looking for a program to present at its next meeting Friends for Rivers is making available the video Clear Waters for Produced by the Texas Parks and Wildlife this 28mi nute video explains the unique characteristics of our Edwards Aquifer and the vital role it plays in producing the Comal and San Marcos Contact Dee Buck at 6297975 or 6296583 for more Theyve been rehearsing for days in between shopping New Braunfels and having lunch with local organizationsv and tonight is the beginning of the preliminary competition for the Texas Junior Miss program at New Braunfels Civic Twentyfour teens from throughout the state will spend today interviewing with judges and rehearsing and then tonight will participate in the first preliminary from to 10 Friday will feature more fun activ ities for the visitors to our including breakfast at New Braun fels Smokehouse and more rehearsing before the preliminary competition at Satur days finals will top the whole week off and they are set to start at at the Civic the public is invited to drop by the Civic Center between 9 and 4 or 7 and 9 this week to bid on items offered in the Silent Included in the offering are an 18by24 framed wildlife print by Maryannc Caroselli val ued at as well as two unframed Southwest Art worth of building materials from McCoys Building four tickets to a bottle of perfume by desig ner Laura Biagotti valued at a solar yard lamp from Andrews and Associates valued at and several weekend packages at prominent New Brauiifels Bidding will end at intermission during Saturdays final Page 2
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