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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Mattox says AIDS rental law invalid AUSTIN AP Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox says a new state law requiring real estate agents to in certain whether a proper ty s former occupant had violates federal See Page 4 Bennett takes drug campaign to Hill i WASHINGTON AP National drug policy director William Bennett is taking the campaign for S the administrations billion antidrug plan to Capitol and he expects to Seepage Football teams begin innn r cogent 410 M009 SO WEST M T T SH T NG A7 E DP EL TX 79903 season o avoid an Valley will 3s the Ran Page11 New Braunfels 214 Ztitun Thursday September 1989 25 Cents Motorists bog down on muddy streets By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Morning rains Wednesday dam pened the work of the West San Anto nio Street and Santa Clara Avenue drainage project when motorists began bogging down on the unpaved New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman said projects sub contractor CCM Utility of New Braunfels will be responsible for the costs of having the motorists towed from the The contractor is At least two motorists got stuck in the City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said one motorist paid for the towing but will be they subcontractor are respon sible and everything shall be taken care he Ive never heard of anybody get ting stuck in a construction Grohman The best thing is to See Page 2 707 Landa New Texas 377880 5126259144 One 14 Pages Marina owners wait for collection ruling By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The Water Oriented Recreation District and several Canyon Lake marina owners are waiting for an Attorney Generals opinion concerning the districts authority to collect user fees from the According to WORD Attorney Mark the marina owners are contesting the districts authority to collect user fees from them because they have leases with the Army Corps of The marina owners are claim ing federal preemption because the Corps of Engineers is a federal Ive seen their lease with the Corps of and it requires them to comply with every state Clark Clark said the statute which created WORD gave the board of directors authority to collect user Outfitters and business owners who provide services in the district are supposed to collect the user fees over and above the See Page 2 Two boards vote down CAD budget proposal Rains Wednesday turned the unpaved area pf Santa Clara Avenue into a Photo by Deryl Clark arrives in Garden Ridge City Council voted down the Comal Appraisal Districts 1990 budget Wednesday night and Comal County Commissioners Court followed with rejection of the budget this The main reasons officials noted for the rejection include the districts continued participation in the Texas Association of Assessing Officers pri vate retirement which Attorney General Jim Mattox has stated is unauthorized because the appraisal district is considered a political subdi vision and shouldnt participate in a private Precinct 3 Commissioner Neil Craigmile who lives in Garden Ridge and is a member of the CAD board of directors has fought for the elimina tion of that particular retirement 1 am not against a retirement Craigmile As a matter of fact I am very much in favor and would vote for a retirement but it has to be a retirement plan not a deferred compensation The proposed 1990 district adopted by the CAD board of direc tors shows an increase from the 1989 budget of The See Page 2 to face moneylaundering charge ATLANTA AP A reputed moneylaunderer for the Medellin cocaine cartel arrived in the United States under heavy guard today at a small suburban becoming the first person from Colombia in the recent drug Eduardo Martinez who is accused of helping the drug cartel launder Bogota aboard a Drug Enforcement Administration plane on Wednesday federal officials Attorney Robert Barr of Atlanta said the plane landed under tight security at Charlie Brown a countyrun airport used by private It is just outside Martinez was whisked away in a Martinez was being held at the federal courthouse for a hearing later in the Barr He was arrested during the first weekend after Colombi a President Virgilio Barco launched a crackdown on drug traffickers in his country triggered by the 18 assassi nation of leading presidential candidate Luis Carlos an outspoken foe of the drug The Bogota newspaper El Tiempo quoted Martinez after his arrest as saying he was At no time have I had links to the Medellin cartel and I dont know any of its the newspaper quoted him as In the emergency measures imposed by Barco was a re institution of the extradition agreement with the United States that had been thrown out by the Colombian Supreme Court in Attorney General Dick Thomburgh said in a statement issued late I applaud the extraordinary cour age and resolve of President Virgilio Barco and the gov ernment of Colombia in their efforts to restore the rule of law to was indicted in in Atlanta as a result of an investigation codenamed Operation Polar Cap that federal officials said revealed an operation that See Page 2 Lawsuit against city District judge denies request for judgment of neglience Comal County District Court Judge Charles Ramsay denied a motion for a summary judgment Tuesday in a lawsuit filed against the City of New Braunfels by a motorcyclist who claims the city was negligent in not keeping a stop sign clearly visible to Sidney Richardson of New Braunfels filed the lawsuit against the City of New Braunfels in Com al County District Court May in regard to a June 1986 inci dent in which Richardson failed to stop his motorcycle at a stop sign at the corner of Groos Street and Faust Street and collided with a As a result of the Richardsons leg was he sustained cuts and and he lost wages and salaries because of his pain and the suit Richardson claimed in his origi nal petition he could not see the stop sign because of abnormal growth of branches and limbs from a tree near the Richard son also claimed it is the responsi bility of the City of New Braunfels to provide adequate notice and warning signs as well as clear visi bility of stop The action also was filed against Walther owner of the See Page 2 Good day Grand jury returns Architectural interest 9f manslaughter charge Sari Marcos man was indicted Wednesday by a Comal County jury on a charge of involuntary man slaughter in connection with the July automobile accident which claimed the life of a New Braunfels William Muckelroy turned himself in 4 after officials noti fied his attorney a warrant was issued for his A joint investigation between New Braunfels Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety estimated Muckelroy was traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour on Inter state 35 at thes time of the The accident occurred before mid night July 7 between Sojms Road and Ruckle traveling south in a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the became airborne and landed See 2 Board plans hearing on tax rate proposal Taxpayers in the Comal Indepen dent School District can express their views to the board of trustees when the district holds its annual tax hear ing 11 at 7 in the Central Administration 1421 81E in New a record vote the board indicated its intention to increase the tax rate more than 3 percent over the effective tax Trustees wiU Sider a tax rate of per val 7 percent greater than last years tax rate of per A record vote is required when it is anticipated that the effective tax rate will be increased by more than 3 per The increase is being considered to fund the million budget which was approved No action will be taken at the Mon day but taxpayers and pat rons are invited to attend and express their opinions regarding the proposed tax The tax rate for the 198990 fiscal year will he set by the school board at a special meeting 14 at in the Central Administration Claire Mashburn of Claire Mashbum Company in Georgetown instructed area real estate agents on the benefits of selling and leasing historic properties Wednesday afternoon before the group toured the Jacob Schmidt building downtown and a vacant home on Mill In cooperation with the New Braunfels Downtown Mashburn offered several suggestions for successfully marketing his commercial and residential Among those suggestions were that real estate agents should educate themselves about different styles and fixtures of historic architecture that agents should become involved with area preservation groups and should develop a list of restoration con tractors whose work on historic structures has been authentic and that agents should get excited about historic listings because enthusiasm generates Mashburn sold most of the historic property in downtown Georgetown during its successful Down town Revitalization Photo by Deryl Clark the umbrella handy because there is a good chance for showers and thunderstorms through The high tempera ture will reach 93 degrees and the Ipw will be 74 degrees by morn On there is only a slight chance for rain and the high will climb to 95 The weekend will be partly cloudy and hot with highs near 96 degrees arid lows near 75 Inside DEAR 6 9 TV 10 2 Stammtisch are you tired of being turned down for jobs because you lack that high school diploma Get your GED and open doors to betterpaying and more satisfying work Teen Connection offers GED for teen agers only on Mondays from 7 to 9 beginning There is no fee for the Call 6296571 or drop by Teen Con nection at 1414 San A ntonio All you need is a pencil or and a desire to improve your chances for Teen Connection also is seeking volunteers to teach GED If you have a few hours to give each call Volunteer Coordinator Lane Parker at Green Thumb Garden Clubs first meeting of the year will be 12 at the home of William 15 La Mesa Jerome Nowotny will be the San Marcos n ptist Association is collecting Q Soup labels to qualify for a gift van for transportation at the Texas Baptist Childrens Box Round Numerous churches in the south and central Texas area are collecting If youd like to send your labels to Round Based on the national average of one allergy sufferer for every Page 2   

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