Friday, December 8, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Workerscamp heads to Senate showdown AUSTIN AP The battle for the hearts and minds of the Senate has turned into a struggle between Bill Hobby and Carl Parker that will be the main attraction today in a showdown over workers compensation See Page 3A Manpower added to countrys probe WASHINGTON AP The Justice Depart ments probe of savings and loan fraud will get 400 more investigators to look into what Attorney Gener al Dick Thornburgh says may be the nations biggest whitecollar See Page 4A Duran loses uno mas as Leonartf breaks tie LAS VEGAS more no Sugar Ray Leonard bored the crowd but won the judges to score a lopsided decision over Roberto Duran and retain his super middleweight title in a battle of two old See Page 8A New Braunfels i 20 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS urituno 3S 377880 5126259144 Friday December 1989 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Man hospitalized Train strikes vehicle One person was hospitalized after a passengertrain struck a car on Rusk Street near Churchill Avenue Thurs day The driver of the Patrick was treated and released at McKenna Hospital follow ing the accident but a passenger remains in fair but stable condition with according to the nursing supervisor at the John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police Department quoted witnesses as saying the train was moving slowly at 10 to 20 hour when the car apparently slowed down at the railroad track and gunned it to beat the Witnes ses also said the train was using its horn at the time of the Wommack said the train consisted of two engines and eight passenger The collision occurred at Thursday and the car was dragged 750 Wommack said the car was travelling southeast in the 600 block of Rusk and train was travelling northwest on a route toward San Both persons inside the car were transported to McKenna Memorial by Fire Department EMS ambulances and no persons on the train were reported Officials with AmTrak said they had no knowledge of a collision involving one of their They See Page 2A Council tables plan for sales tax election Inside moves Smithson Valleys Richard Sanders 22 goes up for an easy basket in a game earlier this week against The Rangers were one of only two local teams to win their tournament opener on downing host Marble Falls despite a sluggish perfor New Braunfels1 boys team was also not at its but man aged to slip past Kingsville at the TulosoMidway tournament in Cor pus For more details on all five of Thursday nights local basketball see Page Photo by Desmond Bostick By MIKE CROUCH Staff writer In an unexpected move last New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce asked New Braunfels City Coun cil to table the proposed election to approve an additional halfcent sales tax to establish an economic and industrial development Reading from a prepared Dan chairman of the Chambers Board of asked Casteel plans election bid Carter Casteel announced Thursday she is running for the office of Comal County is attempting to win the office that will be vacated by the Fred who is not seeking re Casteel said her platform is based on strong law enforc ment and cracking down on drugrelated She also said she wants to be a visible figure in the conservation of the Edwards Casteel currently is president of the Comal Independent School Districts board of and is a lawyer practic ing in New She is serving her sixth year on the school irealize that the office is an administrative but I can bring leadership to the Casteel Casteel said in a brief statement at her announcement party at the New Braunfels Civic Center that the voters should not be put off because she is a I hope everyone will avoid putting labels on the candi calling me a lawyer and calling my opposition she Casteel is the only person to file so The Republican primary will be March Casteel is a native of She received her law degree from Marys University Law School in San council to table the election Sedgwick said the issue needs to be studied further and there is not enough information available currently to make a proper Sedgwick also asked to have the Chambers initial propos al for use of the halfcent tax Council approved the motion to table the issue See Page 2A Carter Casteel explains her campaign plans during an announcement party Thursday at the Civic Board seeking grant to study dropouts Good Day The sun is out but its nnt By JOE KINCHELOE Staff writer New Braunfels ISO will apply for a state grant to study how to prevent dropouts and how to hold students who are at risk of dropping The grant application was approved at Thurs day nights board where trustees heard a report on dropouts and special education and became the second local government in as many days to strike down uniform acceptance of Tex as freeport State surveys have shown students who drop out of school do so because they want to go to work on a fulltime they do not like they believe school offers nothing they arid because of teen Some would continue school if they could also work The expected to begin in August could show which programs may be put into effect to better prepare students for the workforce or specialized training for those stu dents at risk of dropping A recently published report shows New Braunfels schools with a dropout rate of percent and Comal ISO with a dropout rate of A report by New Braunfels schools shows the dropout rate to be per cent in grades seven through A report at Thursdays meeting put the dropout rate at Statewide figures for dropouts shows an annual rate of which would put New Braunfels schools under the state average in grades seven through 12 but above the state average in overall All includ ing the percent overall dropout rate for New Braunfels are based on 1988 A sharp rise in the statewide dropout rate became apparent after the enactment of House Bill 72 which slashed funding for vocational Those program cuts are believed to be a major contributor to student attrition seen in Texas schools State funding for vocational programs is about times the funding for academic New Braunfels schools arc above state aver ages in the percentage of students enrolled in special education programs for mentally emotionally learning and autistic The district is below state averages for speech visual and auditory ortliopcdically and multihandicappcd according to figures provided by the See Page 2A The sun is out but its not bringing much Today will be brccxy and cold with a high of 52 There is a freeze warning in effect for tonight with the temperature dropping to 30 Winds will be out of the northwest at 15 to 20 mph mak ing it feel colder than it The weekend will be sunny and cool with the highs in the 60s and the lows in the Council takes step to approve board New Braunfels City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance creating a downtown advis ory board without adding restrictions for prospective board Councilman Arno Becker said council should not have any restric tions on applicants because it approves all board members Why not just say any person who wants to Becker Why have a restriction Were going to approve anyone must conduct one more See Page 2A Survey to measure gQmntunitys fears fear of crime survey being edjo 400 New Braunfels residents is the one newest methods of gauging pommunity fears in more than according to Beth MpCon neli of Southwest Texas State McConnell and Cliff both Qf met City Com mission Director Don Ferguson Wed nesday to explain how the new survey will help in crime Blanks said the city be proud have an action Agency such as the Safe City CommissiQn tQ as a gobetween for local and the community so all can work together in crime 2A Students pitch in for Cheer Fund Canyon High School students in world world history history honors and economics classes took time out from school activities to made a contribution to the eighth annual New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund this The youngsters gathered eight boxes of groceries and for the Archie and Nancy Ladshaw along with of the New Braunfels city staff also made large contributions to the fund Cheer Fund is nearing the 15 deadline to order items to pro vide Christmas dinners to 200 area The annual drive sponsored by the newspaper accepts donations from the community to purchase items to HI Christmas baskets for area families selected by the Com munity Service The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper and volun teers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Asso ciation and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as news paper staff members provide the labor to package and deliver the Christmas baskets each Each year since the news paper has sponsored the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holi day That first the drive netted and spent to provide baskets to 60 The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families in the This a goal of has been set to buy the goodies to fill those AH of the taxdeductible contri butions are used to purchase the food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping The admini strative and distribution costs are provided by the HeraldZeitung and community In the contributions have exceeded the goal and provided a beginning balance to start the drive each This a balance of kicked off the annual The HeraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the See Page 2A 5 United Feature SyncMJie mi 17 shopping days to Christmas Inside CLASSIFIED 47B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 3A DEAR ABBY 10A ENTERTAINMENT 38 HOROSCOPE 2B RELIGIOUS FOCUS 6A SPORTS 89A Are you looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone on your list The McKenna Memorial Hospital Gift Shop has a lovely selection for all ages and at reasonable You cant beat the cost or All profits are used by the Hospital Auxiliary to help provide the best possible health care Visit See Page 2A