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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas reform act giving hefty pay Hike WASHINGTON AP Members Of Congress artd senior government executives are getting a hefty from aneWethics law that will also bar members of the House but not senators froth accepting fees fof speeches starting in Seepages Rangeh win tournament openers The Smithson Valley Rangers hung Qn to beat TMI 4844 after a 154 firstquarter while the Canyon Cougars started slowly before routing Carrizo E VAHDELL DF Holiday Cookbook may be seen Sunday The and their of the 1989 Herald Zeitungs Holiday Cookbook Contest will be featured in the annual along with recipes contri 9 y See Sundays Herald Larida Texas 78130 USPS Zeituiij O W O I 3 I 1989 25 Cents One 14 pages S A man dies in collision A 30yearold San Antonio sales man was killed in a twovehicle acci dent on 281 near Spring Branch Thursday Mark Knocppel of San Antonio was killed instantly when his 1989 Ford Aerostar van collided with a 1974 White truck tractor towing a trailer loaded wilh 80foot power transmission The truck driven by John Stal nakcr of Austin was travel ing north on 281 and was making a left turn into a private The southbound van struck the poles which extended from the rear of the trailer and came to a stop after hitting a barbed wire Knocppel was killed instantly and pronounced dead at the scene by Pre cinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stew Both men were wearing according to the investigation report prepared by Department of Public Safety Trooper Roger Garza and Lyn Manford of the New Braunfels Garza and Manford were con tinuing the investigation Plaza lights The arrival of Santa illumi nation of the lights on Main by the Community dances by Tobys School of Dance playing of the Courthouse bells by three area and entertainment by Star School students were all a part of the annual Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Glaus Visit Thursday Lights for the were paid for by community donations to the Light Up the Plaza cam Near as he does every year Santa Claus arrived at Main Plaza with the help of the New Braunfels Fire Department and the Canyon Middle School He stayed downtown to lis ten to many children tell him their Christmas The event was preceded by the Hospice Tree of Lights followed by a performance by the Community which included Pauline far Photos by Desmond Bostick Regulation of aquifer Judges refuses to hear lawsuit A federal judge this week refused to hear the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys Edwards Aquifer regula tion saying the issue could be better handled by state According to GBRA General Man ager John Federal Judge James Nowlin said the issue is a state one and that it is better addressed in slate Specht also said GBRA has no preference about where the case is We were not overly concerned with where the case is Specht The federal court would probably have worked but you can also say that it is a state issue and should be handled in state We arc perfectly happy to have it in state The case was returned to Hays County where it had origi No judge or specific venue has been assigned to the case Specht The suit was filed by GBRA in Hays County after efforts to achieve a regional water plan through the state legislature GBRA also announced this week a second suit considered by the GBRA board of trustees will be delayed pending settlement of the first GBRA previously provided notice to the Secretary of Interior of potential violations of the Endangered Species The notice alleges that reduced spring flow would adversely affect endangered species living in the Specht said the river authority could go forward with the suit at any he said GBRA would temporarily hold off filing the suit while the Texas Water Commission develops and presents a plan for reg ulation of the Simply as long as there is a See Page 2 Cloudy skies and light rain will continue through Saturday after Todays high will be near 50 degrees the low dropping degrees by Saturday Saturdays high will hit 57 Lawmakers uncertain of reform plans fate Ip LIKE SANTAS FAX PLEAS AUSTIN AP The lengthy battle over workers compensation reform was back in the Texas Senate with sponsors of a businessbacked plan uncertain about its I think its going to be realistically to win enough Senate votes for the said Richard who won House passage of the proposal on Its about would not be real The House approved 12223 a business backed workers comp overhaul similar to one that was written by Bill The so called Hobby plan was gutted in the Senate by Kent Capcrton and Carl The House bill is up for a Senate vote and if its fails a second time the issue likely goes to a conference committee between the Bill Clements has predicted that pres sure was strong enough to cause several senators to switch their votes when the Senate considers the bill But DPort said he wasnt convinced the governor had marshaled enough forces to The governor said he was going to run over us like a freight train to begin Parker Parker said he believes 14 of the 31 senators would vote for the Housepassed I think itll go to conference 1 hope we can get a compromise Parker One HouseSenate conference during the summer special already fail See Page 2 Economic index drops for sixth time in 1989 24 shopping days to Christmas Insld 6 PEAR 6 REU6IOUS The public has chosen this years winners of the QristmUls other organisations iriyiifd to concoct scarecrows to display on the fence at the WASHINGTON AP The gov ernments chief economic forecasting gauge fell percent in the sixth month of declines or no gain this the government said The drop in the Index of Leading Economic which is designed to forecast economic activi ty six to nine months in fol lowed gains of percent in Septem ber and percent in Both were revised in todays report to reflect a slightly better increase than earlier The October drop was in line with most For the first 10 mouths of the index has fallen fjye risen four times and remained unchanged in one The various changes left the index at percent of its 1982 base of That represents a percent at an anmjai rate for the year sq compared a percent gain in the first 0 months of The as measured by the gross national expanded at a moderate percent rate in the July September But analysts say the economy has slowed sharply in the current A few economists believe the coun try is on the verge of toppling intoa recession after an unprecedented peacetime expansion of seven but most express confidence that the Federal Reserve wont let that Well skin the edge of a but not fall Bruce an economist at Merrill Lynch broker The reason interest rates are coming down an expansion of the money supply by the Federal Reserve Board was one of four forwardlooking busi ness statistics that partly offset six negative indicators in th Stock despite the Friday See Page 2 the Qieer admjnir shopping e4 ty the
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