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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas BIST AVAILABLE COPY Medicaid coverage is full of holes WASMNGfON AP The Medicaid safety net ias So many holes it lets nearly half of Americas poof children slip jeopardizing the health of millions of young a childrens hospital group said Seepages Social Security benefits increasing WASHINGTON nations million Social Security recipients will get a percent bene fit increase in the biggest boost in the government said See Page 7 Local football teams fall home boys Friday The District 284A football season reaches its third T 1 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DP in0 teams playing at erhouse Kerrville andNewBraun ly Alamo Heights EL TX 79903 See Page 9 New Braunfels 244 707 Landa New Texas 78130 Zeituno USPS 377880 5126259144 Thursday October 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages Shocks rattle through bay area SAN FRANCISCO AP Three strong aftershocks rattled an already shaken Northern California today as relief poured into the earthquake devastated Bay area and an army of hunted for people feared bur ied under a Hope was fading that anyone might still be alive beneath the tons of con two days after a milelong slab of a doubledeck freeway col lapsed in Authorities fear more than 250 were killed in the cave There were signs of life slowly returning to Power was restored in San Franciscos Financial District early this Airports were and the regions subway system was The third game of ihe World which was within minutes of the opening pitch when the quake was tentatively rescheduled for Tues day at Candlestick Park in San many offices remained The Bay the lifeline that links Oakland and San See Page 2 Holding CAD funds pending opinion Attorney County on correct course By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer County commissioners were properly administering public monies by withholding funds from the Comal Appraisal Districts retirement plan pending its clarifica tion from the Attorney says the county We have been told by the Attorney General that there is no basis in law for a private retirement plan of this nature and the county has consistently opposed the plan since it was first proposed some years said County Attorney Nathan Rhcinlandcr in a written statement Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes said Monday an invoice for plus a 5pcrcent penalty was sent to the county last An attorney with the State Property Tax Board said according to the Tax Code the county is delinquent by withholding the The 5pcrccnt penalty provision exists to prevent minor squabbles between taxing entities and the central appraisal Rhcinlander But this is hardly a minor going rather to the very essence of an elected officials responsibility to the In commissioners voted to withhold from their quarterly payment of because CAD was participating in the private retirement plan offered by Texas Association of Assessing See Page 2 Sanchez arrested Day in assault attempt Fired up New BraunfelsFire Department It a Primary kindergartener out of a fire truck this along with other local were at the school with and puppets to teach the youngsters about fire Photo by Deryl Clark Taking positive steps to support child Hiring an attorney is option Editors note A person attempting to make an ex spouse pay child support has the option of hiring an attor although many cant afford In the ninth of a series on child a local attorney tells the prob lems attorneys face in child support By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer It takes more than a wave of the magic wand get parents to pay child support and positive steps must be taken by all parents to ensure their children are not neglected says a local Theres just nothing magical to get money out of said attorney Kenneth who practices family The real bottom line of the whole thing is if the daddy or the mommy does not have the money or access to the money to pay child support theres not a lot you can he Persons who arent receiving child support often have no money to turn to a private so they take a num ber at either the county attorneys office or the attorney generals Most attorneys in New Braunfels do take pro bono for free Brazle However each attorney in pri vate practice can only do so many for I acknowledge and recognize that attorney fees are not But when people have something thats wrong with they go to a A child should be thought of in the same So Brazle recommends exspouses to take positive steps with the children in If you dont take a positive step to do nobody else will do Brazle As a if you cant pay that amount of child support youve got an affirmative duty to go in and ask for a And a if you re not getting the child support youve got an affirmative duty to go in and ask for enforcement of that Throwing a delinquent parent in jail is not always the he I would not want to be locked up and I think a lot of people also feel that Brazle I think the prob lem no matter what a judge no matter what the law somebody doesn t have the money or refuses to go out and get the money the only recourse is to throw thern in I tend to agree that if somebody is thrown in after a period of time it becomes To help ensure steady child support persons should make sure all the paperwork is in place at the time of the It is important in the beginning for a decree of divorce to be written in such a manner that it contains income withholding provisions and enforcement provisions in the event of a child support he A compe tent family law attorney can draft the proper documents to ensure By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A former employee of the Com munity Council of South Central Tex as was arrested Wednesday by New Braunfels police and charged with aggravated sexual Ernest Route Box was waiting to be arraigned this morning at the Comal County We had a complaint from a lady who had sought some financial assis tance from Community Council and he had come over to do something with this request of service and he made some overt sexual moves tow ard said police spokesman Mar tin he was in the position of this government entity to dole out government benefits to May er Community Council Director Louis Ramirez said Sanchez left his job with the Council We terminated him when one of our board members told us about the rumor that was going Ramirez We called him prior to We called him to bring all his files in and to answer to some rumors that we had At that time he said he didnt feel he had to answer to us for he Ramirez said Sanchez had worked for the Council about a year and a The council is directed by 20 direc tors and offers assistance to persons living in the rural areas of the Alamo Area Council of Consumer prices post modest hike WASHINGTON AP Consum er prices in September rose an unex pectedly modest with most prices virtually unchanged except for a sharp rise in clothing the government said Energy which had climbed sharply at the wholesale raising the expectation of an increase on the retail fell for the fourth conse cutive month in the Labor Department The report triggered an amiounce ment that the nations million Social Security recipients will get a percent benefit increase in January to offset the effects of inflation over the past The costofliving increase is deter mined by comparing the Consumer Price Index in the JulySeptember quarter with the same period of last The average recipient will sec his or her benefits increased by a month to At the same the cap on Social Security payroll taxes will Work ers will have to pay the tax on their first in up from See Page 2 Government report show widening gap WASHINGTON AP The governments latest report on pov erty shows the gap between rich and popr is widening as the reap a disproportionate J share of the nations record peace time advocates for the poor The poverty rate fell from percent in 1987 to percent last and fee number of impover ished people declined from million to the Census Bureau reported it said neither change was big enough to be statistically Robert Oreenstein of the private Center on Budget and Policy Prior dis turbing evidence of the unevenness of the economic Its economic benefits are dis proportionately going to those at the top of the income spectrum and missing many at the he The poorest fifth of the popula tion received percent of total national family income in the lowest percentage since 1954 while the richest fifth received 44 the highest ever he The Census chose to highlight a percent jump in real per capita income last to a new high of Pago 2 Earthquakes hit rural China BEIJING AP A series of major earthquakes shook a largely rural area of northern China before dawn killing at least 18 people and flattening about Officials of the Stale Seismological Bureau the which injured at least 28 people and struck less than 24 hours after the devastating quake in northern Cali were not related to that The temblors registering between and on the Richter scale hit an area along the ShanxiHebei pro vincial border and ait least one was felt in the offi cial Xinhua News Agency quoted the bureau as The stricken area is a flat and dusty region about 135 miles west of the capital where farmers grow wheat and other grains and many live in onestory unfired claybrick homes with dirt floors that easily collapse in major Shanxi is also Chinas major coalproducing province and the stark brown land is pocked with coal The first measuring shook areas of Shanxi and Hebei provinces late It was felt in the but there were no reports of damage and the bureau said there was no need to take safety measures in the There were aj least four other quakes registering 5 or The officials said there was still rela tively little information about the extent of the Xinhua said the casualty figures of 18 dead and 28 injured were above in the next six including one of magni Such tremors are capable of doing considerable dam age in a populated Bureau officials said at least 300 small quakes were but there were no major aftershocks after The officials said there was still relatively little infor mation about the extent of the Xinhua said the casualty figures of 18 dead and 28 injured were An official at the Civil Affairs Ministry said he had no Were just looking into it Call us back The stricken area is not open to foreign reporters and efforts to reach it by telephone were not There is a freeze warning in effect tonight so bring in the plants and take care of your ani Todays high will be between 65 and 68 There will be a warming trend through the weekend with Saturdays high reaching 75 and Sundays high going up to 78 Overnight lows will be in the mid lo upper Inside DEAR TV Stammtiscfi Its storytelling day at New Braunfels Childrens Storyteller Daryl Fleming will relate tales of India this afternoon beginning at in the museum in Courtyard shopping Storytelling is part of the current Where in the World which focuses on geogra phy of New the United Saudi Arabia and Youngsters are invited to come early or stay hue to visit the exhibit Mean on Jelly Beans Debbie Field and Roxannc Jones will present a fun hour of creative puppetry and storytell ing in the Puppet Palace at the The show suns at At m Rani Pcmmaraju from the Wittc Museums UNschool will prepare Curry in a Hurry so children and their ton can experience exotic Indian fan1 at Rani will show youngsters how Yoga is riot a bear and share with children and parents the art of yoga and put ting minds and bodies at Admission to the exhibit is for children nonmembers free for children members and youngsters under and for adult non Family membm are and allow unlimited free admission to the New Braunfels Assembly International Order of the Rainbow for Girls has rescheduled its Runv mage Sale which was rained out two weeks The group has added some new items and the sale will be on the parking lot of the print shop at Tri County Office Equipment on Walnut Avenue Saturday from 8 to The proceeds will be used to assit other area assemblies in hosting the Rainbow Grand See 2
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