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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Childcare backets say Texas to benefit WASHINGTON AP Backers of a bil lion childcafe package say the bill will increase the availability and quality of but opponents claim the federal government will instead be trying to manage programs around the See Page 4A Agents ttiobe search for homeowner HARLINGEN AP A veteran of the war on drugs says recent large seizures of cocaine are not an indication that lawmen are winning the But while were hitting them with were not win ning the See Page 6A football teams play for keeps tonight The 1989 District 284A football season kicks off highlighted by the matchup between the dis tricts only undefeated Smithson Valley and Canyon will look to get back on the Mor V 235 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 October 1989 25 Cents 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Court rules youth to stay in detention Two 16 Pages By STEPHANIE DA VIS Staff Writer A San Antonio allegedly involved in robbing a local letter was adjudicated as a delinquent Thurs day in Comal County juvenile In juvenile if a person is essentially found hes cither found to have been engaged in delinquent con duct or to be a child in need of said Comal County Juvenile Probation Officer Frank The case will be set for disposition in the The 16yearold male remains in the Guadalupe County Deten tion he The juvenile was apprehended with two adults 14 in connection with the robbery of postal carrier Martin Charles of New Daryl Wayne 21 and Ronald both of San remain in the Comal County jail on aggra vated robbery The robbery occurred when three men approached Nor ton as he was sorting mail in his postal jeep in the 1500 See Page 2A Vss 5 t i f I f f f Keep the umbrella handy because there is a good chance for showers late today under cloudy to partly cloudy The high today will reach 92 degrees with the low at 72 Cool er air will move into the area tonight dropping the temperatures to around 85 degrees for the high on The high Sunday will be around There is a continued chance for rain through out the Inside 15B DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Workers comp subject of debate Smithson Valley High School Principal Joe Rogers urges football fans to carpool to the Ranger Unicorn game Friday night to help ease the anticipated traffic jam in the parking A shuttle bus will run from the parking lot at Smith son Valley Middle School begin ning at 6 to handle overflow Shuttle buses back to the middle school also will be avail able after the Rainbow Girls are hosting a Rummage Sale Saturday to raise funds for the annual convention next June in San The sale will be in the parking lot of TriCounty Office 645 beginning at 8 There will be household items and lots of miscellaneous items to rummage The local chapter of the Ameri can Red Cross still is taking donations for Hurricane Hugo Donations may be made payable to Comal County AKC Disaster Box New Texas All funds will be forwarded to help victims on the East For information concerning the national relief call 1800453 or Spanish New classes for the Continuing Education program at CISD are ready for registration Water CPR and CPR Recertifica 11 and throughout 55 Alive Defensive Driv 23 and Folk Art for beginning 9 for six beginning 16 for five Shirt finish the pro ject in one 19 at for every age and 2A Workers compensation and the need for a new system were the sub jects of debate Wednesday during a New Braunfels Rotary Club Mike a director of the Texas Trial Lawyers exchanged views with Bob Leonard of the Texas Alliance for Growth con cerning the controversy surrounding problems faced by the The recent regular and special ses sions of the Legislature failed to pass any new legislation addressing the serious compensation insurance costs faced by Texas businesses The matter will be dealt with again at a second special session of the Legisla called by Governor Clements to begin According to problems with workers compensation stem from a downturn in the Because the economy is Davis insurance companies are losing money on their energy and real estate In order to get back the money they Davis said the insur ance companies are charging higher Senators shoot down drug plan WASHINGTON AP A mea sure to allow airborne federal agents to fire on cocainecarrying aircraft has been rejected in the with law makers expressing concern that the plans safety features might be Lets not go into a piranhalike feeding frenzy every time somebody mentions John D said Lets send it back where it came from before we kill some innocent people out Reversing an action it took only weeks the Senate voted 5248 to kill the measure that sponsors had sought to add to a wideranging drug The Senate then peppered the drug bill with more than a score of mostly minor amendments and unanimously approved The measure now goes to the a former combat pilot and astronaut who still flies civilian scoffed at claims that the safe guards built into the measure would protect innocent aviators who might be mistaken for drug He said the safeguards were guar anteed to fail because they didnt take into consideration what frequencies would be used for radio warnings and how pilots flying at night would see visual Supporters said such a measure was needed to combat cocaine being flown into the United States from South The problem is high he House Bill 1 would not have lowered Davis also said the proposed legis lation would have eliminated jury trials for hearing workers compensa tion claims he will take away an inherent right in the Ameri can In percent of all workers compensation cases were filed by insurance companies because they disagreed with what the insurance board wanted Davis Its an insurance not a workers compensation Maybe its time to stop trying to change a system that has worked pretty well for 70 According to the controver sy surrounding workers compensa tion could end if insurance risks were spread through the rule making were regulated and workplace safety Davis said Texas workplace safety record is the worst in the driving up the cost of the See Page 2A Having a T party Members of the Space city T Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America are causing quite a stir through out New Braunfels this week as the approximately 200 people paraded along the streets in their restored vehicles coupe racers and as well as Model T pickup trucks and vegetable wagons comprise part of the Two Model T cars will be on display at Blue bonnet Motors through Club activities today and Saturday include a trip to Rosanky home of the Central Texas Automobile and to Canyon Photo by Deryl Clark Volunteers to dive for trash in annual cleanup festival More than 500 scuba divers and volunteers from across the state will gather in Hinman Park to rid the Comal River of trash in the 14th Annual Trashfest beginning at 8 Sponsored by the Texas Gulf Coast Council of Diving Trashfest is designed to clean the Comal River and its banks while offering door prizes and Tshirts for com petitive Its a chance for us to take something we all arc certi fied in and use as an ecology thing and to preserve a beaut iful springfed said Gene chairman of Up to six certified divers and two nondivers act as a team to collect trash from the river between 11 and 3 Teams will be honored for four competitive categories most cups and lids most aggregate weight most pop bottle caps and lids and most An award will be given to the individual who finds the Most Unusual See Page 2A Collins recovering following accident A New Braunfels man is in satis factory condition today after he was involved in an automobilepedestrian accident as he was leaving the Comal County Fair last Fred Andrew 892 Mer riweather suffered internal inju ries when he was struck by a 1979 Volkswagon as he attempted to cross Common Street around 11 Collins was in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio for several He was struck by the center front of the castbound driven by Min dy Lou of Route Box He rolled up onto the hood of the hit the windshield and was thrown off the No charges have been filed in the Unemployment rate posts small increase Stacks of bargains Book bargains today and Saturday at the Friends of the Dit tlinger Memorial Librarys annual fall book sale at the 373 from 10 to 5 Myrtle Clark and Jeane OBrien were smart to get an early start because stacks of people are expected to the which raises money to help the library purchase needed Member of the Friends also are offering hand made book bags for customers to carry home their tomes Photo bv Deryl Clark WASHINGTON AP The nations civilian unemployment rate edged up percent to percent in September as a rise in joblessness among adult men more than offset a decline among the govern ment said The unemployment rate was up from percent in both July and the Labor Department said in the governments first comprehensive look at the economy last The report was a bit weaker than many analysts had The unemployment rate for adult men jumped to percent last month from percent in while the rate for women fell to percent from percent a month The jobless rate is derived from a survey of American A separate survey of employers showed that the economy added non farm payroll jobs in bring ing the total to a seasonally adjusted August job growth was only revised down from a pre vious estimate of September growth was artificially bolstered by the return of striking telephone In the household strikers are counted as so their return did not affect the unemployment The department said more indus tries lost than gained jobs in Septem Goodsproducing rep resenting about onefourth of the eco was particularly hard losing 2A
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