Wednesday, November 8, 1989

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Mr AVAILABLE COPY Americans share knowledge tack WASHINGTON AP Americans and Soviets have at least one thing in common many dont know much geography and show an astonishingiack of awareness of the world around a Gallup poll showed See Page 5A Canyon meets Vvalde for the regional crown Canyons volleyball team reached the regional finals by defeating Roma Tuesday The Cou garettes will meet which eliminated New Braunfels in another regional semifinal 410 SOWEST MICRQPUBLISHIK 2627 E YAHDELL DR Holiday Cookbook deadline is 15 While you are getting your favorite Thanksgiving think about what youd like to enter in the annual New Braunfels HeraldZeitungs Holiday Deadline for entries is MOO 93 so dont See Page 1B ft New Braunfels EL TX 79903 258 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Ztitung IPS 377880 5126259144 Wednesday November 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages County voters strike out pay increase ByJOEKINCHELOE Staff Writer Voters in Comal County bludgeoned a proposed pay raise for Texas legislators Tues day and landed the knockout blow by defeat ing a proposal to increase the lawmakers dai ly A staggering percent of the Comal vot ers struck down the pay raise to help put it away in statewide elections by more than 63 Then by a margin of almost two to voters thrashed a proposal to increase daily The pay hike for lawmakers would have jumped from a year to more than a year and its Proposition would have increased expense accounts from to a Analysts say the wording of the proposition doomed it upon Although it said to limit the salary of law the proposal would have tripled the pay and eliminated taxpayers prerogative to control the pay according to some anal Future raises would have been automatic when the governors pay increased because the bill actually limted lawmakers pay to onefourth that of the Those were the only propositions defeated on a statewide although Comal County voters downed 11 more Jurors now will know how much of a pris on sentence may actually be served by a defendant because of the passage of a bill in Comal County by 71 Passage of the bill statewide is said to toughen Texas crimi nal justice Three companion bills include the right of the victims of crime to a more active role in the judicial the authorization to com bine state criminal justice agencies to stream line administration of the and to issue million in state bonds to build prisons and mental health In the local the bill to inform jur ors passed by nearly 78 percent and the bill of rights lor crime viclims passed by 71 The proposal to combine state agencies passed vviih 63 percent in favor and the prop osal to build more prisons and mental health facilities passed with just more than 62 per cent in A S500 million water development bill was defeated locally with voting against it and voting in The one fifth of which will be used to upgrade running water and sewer systems in settlements along the Mexican passed on a statewide A proposition to require lawmakers to sign a siatement regarding the taking of bribes CISD board OKs plan to sell million bonds Comal Independent School District approved plans for the sale of million in bonds approved earlier this month by CISD approved the sale of the bonds in two million with the first series on sale starting and the second sale later in the The bonds will be sold in two sales because the IRS will not let anyone sell more than million in bonds lot of red tape andTebates going govern said Abel CISD director of We also want to meet the May 1 deadline Court set in the Kirby versus Edgewood After May the school districts in Texas will not be allowed to money unless a plan for funding the Tex as education is approved by the Supreme The money raised by the bond sales will build a new elementary school in the area of the Texas 46 and 281 There will also be roof work at Mountain Valley Canyon High Frazier Elemen tary and Comal Drainage work on Bulverde Primary is also The bid process forthe bonds will open the rhdrning of and the best bid will be selected by the CISD school board during its regular meeting later that The winning bidder may then sell to individual investors or keep the Campos A cold front is on the but temperatures could break the record before the front It will be sunny and warm today with the high reaching near 90 The front will the drop overnight temperature to 53 Thurs days temperatures will be in the upper 70s for the high and in the lower 40s for the Inside 68B DEAR TV m Nicaragua to offer new ceasefire plan Nicaragua AP The Sandinista government said today it will propose a new ceasefire plan that calls for a temporary halt in Soviet arms shipments and the ouster of rebels from President Daniel Ortega outlined a 15ppint plan that he will propose dur ing a meeting with the Contras on Thursday at the United Nations in New The plan includes a proposal that aid to the rebels be administered by the International Commission for Verification and a commission created to help demobilize the rebels under a Central American peace The plan will include creation of routes within Nicaragua for the rebels to use to return to where the commission would provide certifi cates for their repatriation or reloca tion in third Ortega He spoke at a news conference after the Nicaraguan headed by Assistant Foreign Minister Victor Hugo left for the talks in New Once the agreement is the Nicaraguan government would tem porarily stop importing weapons until April Ortega The Soviet Union supplies arms to the lef See Page 2A fj fl P f New Braunfels High School German teacher Benno Engel does the Chicken Dance at High school German students from across the state today will visit the 29th annual Wurstfest and enjoy some German food and practice their German and be exposed to the TexasGerman influence on the Wurstfest 89 continues through Photo oy John Senter passed in Comal County with 61 percent vot ing in The amendment will remove the oral statement from the oath of office and will state in writing that an elected official did not engage in bribery to obtain the Known as the freeport Texas voters opted to exempt certain personal property that is in Texas temporarily for the purpose of process or The bill passed in Comal County by a slim margin of 59 A similar a proposal to allow the legis lature to assist the devlopment and production See Page 2A Texans say no to hike in pay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texans who went to the polls on Election Day were in a spending mood except when it came to legi slative Two propositions dealing with law makers salaries were the only losers among 21 constitutional amendments on In voters gave Mayor Kathy Whitmire a recordtying fifth elected a black woman to replace a 16year City Council veter an tarnished by his racial slur and picked two candidates for a runoff to fill the uncxpired House term of the late Mickey In final unofficial the legi slative payraising Proposition 1 was defeated by a staggering margin of almost Lawmakers had sought to more than triple their from a year to and to eliminate the need for voter approval of future Proposition 11 sought to raise law makers daily expense allowance from to See Page 2A American Legion Comal Post 1 79 will conduct a special Veter ans Day observance Saturday at 410 Coll The post home will be closed to the public that day and the function will start at 3 with dinner The ladies auxiliary and legion naires will be observing Poppy Days 10 and Donations used to help disabled The Coma Cpuniy Womens Center needs volunteers and is offering a training program tonight at 6 at the office at San Antonio hi New The training is for per sons interested in serving as hot line volunteers and who want to become acquainted with the prog The Comal County Womens Center offers ft 34hour and legal advocacy for battered abused women and For wore call The hotline number is Two injured in collision Two persons were injured Tues day afternoon in a headon colli sion on the northbound Interstate 35 access north of the Walnut Avenue According to New Braunfels police the accident occurred when Karen of New who was northbound in a 1988 Ford Bronco II tried to enter Interstate 35 from the access road by crossing the twoway Thirtyfiveyear old William alsb of New was driving a 1989 Ply mouth Reliant K in the oncoming lane and failed to yield the right of The Plymouth then struck the The access roads in that area are twoway The driver and passenger in the front seat of the Reliant suffered minor injuries and trans ported to McKenna Memorial An infant in the back seat of the Reliant was not The driver of the Bronco escaped with out The man driving and woman in the front passenger seat of the Reliant were not wearing New Braunfels Police Officer Rus sell Bell There are indications that the people in the front seat of the Reliant were not wearing scat Bell The man broke the steering and the woman crushed the dashboard and glove which is whal indicates that they did not have safety belts The child in the back scat of the Reliant was in a child safety scat and the driver of the Bronco was wearing a safely Bell Alvcs was issued citations for failure to yield right of way and for not wearing Communist Party replaces Politburo Construction figures increase qoojdng is play pigto by Gee Gee Pessey from he LinSchool at the At he New Braunfels Psgt 2A The total number of building mils and the amount of money spent on new construction are Hf from last but Planning pirector Mike this year is stijl a down The New Braunfels Planning Pepajtment issued 138 permits in October valued at Sep tember saw the city issue ill permits A majority of the October permit totals panbe attributed to the addition at New Braunfels First Baptist Aside from we single issue deal that the First Baptist Church is the amounts spent on new construc tion in New Braunfels are pretty much in keeping in line for what is usual for the Shands Shands said 1989 would be a down year for the construetipiv of single fajnjJy We will see by the end of the year that it is not a good year for single family and commercial building will also be Shands We are no longer declining Shands also said while this city is doing badly in reference to new con he whole region is in the same We are holding our own compared to San Antonio and the rest of the Shands We are all in the See Page 2A BERLIN AP East Germanys ruling Politburo resigned today and Communist Party replaced the aging leaders with reformers in a dra matic bid to gain control of a country convulsed by protests and the exodus of ihousands of its The action followed Tuesdays res ignation of the entire Cabinet and another round of street demonstra tions involving more than people in four cities who demanded the right to choose their own fiasi Germans skeptical about the jLovcuiineuts promises of reforms continued to flee their homeland More than people have reached West Germany since The entire 21member Politburo resigned in a major leadership reshuf which opposition leaders and par ty members alike had been urging for It was new leader Egon Krenzs boldest attempt yet to gel a grip on The partys 163member Central Committee then reaffirmed Krenz as party leader and voted in four new members to the including Dresden parly chief Hans who have backed Sovietstyle Krenz and six other members who support his reforms were reelected to ihe ruling Modrow also was nominated for the post of the staterun news agency ADN The Politburo is the countrys most powerful decision making The Central Committee approves leadership and major policy Todays action reduces the number of Politburo members from 21 to In addition to Krenz and the Central Commitiee reelected to a Politburo seat Gucnter who has also become a leading reform The Central Committee also voted to appoint Johannes Chemnitzer as a nonvoting member of the Chemnirzer was the first highranking East German politician to suggest dis cussing the need for the Berlin In a brief the official ADN news agency said Krenz sug gested the Politburo resign so that the responsibility for the current situa tion can be made Many members of the outgoing Politburo are in their 60s and 70s and See Page 2A