Friday, January 4, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sharp sworn into office AUSTIN AP As new Comptroller John Sharp begins a streamlining former Bob Krucgcr takes ilic oath or office as Texas Railroad See Page 3 Richards pushing quick ethics reform AUSTIN AP Tough ncif ethics legislation must be passed quickly after the Legislature convenes next says Ann who sees it as the 1 tiling I Seepage CHS Cougars extend winning streak to 3 tfwCaityort Cougafr extended their winning streak to three games with a 4839 Thursday night win Al coming front behind with a 20point fourth quarter to beat the SeePage8 New Braunfels OPUBL 262TE YANDELL DR EL TX 79903 79 37 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS A tutting S 377880 5126259144 Friday 1991 25 Cents One 12 Pages One person is prepared for transfer to McKenna Memorial Hospital following a twocar mishap about 8 today near New Braunfels High School on Loop Cold winds and rain may have contri Photo by Erik Karlsson Accident injures woman A New Braunfels woman was transported to McKciuia Memorial Hospital this morning for Xrays after she was involved in a twovehicle accident on Loop Laurie Jay of New Braunfels was transported by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service from the accident scene in front of New Braun fels High School to McKenna Memorial said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman The accident occurred around 8 The accident occurred when driving a 1980 attempted to turn left into the high school parking but was hit from behind by a 1970 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Jennifer of New Mayer Kirkland was attempting to make a left turn into the high school when Phelps ran right into the back of lie Phone bill insert fans fire dispute By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Customers of Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop will be receiving a retraction to an insert that accompan ied January statements supporting a vote for the creation of a rural fire pre vention district in the Canyon Lake Were going to print a retraction on it and make sure that nobody thinks I hat we supported the said GVTC President Ken Were going to send out a retraction to every subscriber that got a In this months telephone an insert was included urging registered voters to vote for the creation of Com al County Rural Fire Prevention Dis trict Voters in the Canyon Lake Siartzvillc area will go to the polls 19 to vote for or against establish ing the The creation would allow the district to tax residents liv cloudy rainy conditions continued today with a high of 48 and a low tonight near 39 It likely will be cloudy and cool through the slightly warmer but still with the strong possibility of Inside CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS 4 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR 5 5 HOROSCOPE 4 RELIGIOUS FOCUS 6 SPORTS 89 TV LISTINGS 4 2 EC talks turn to Debate on gulf Iraqi leaders still studying Bushs offer to open dialogue By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The diplomatic scramble to head off a possible war in the Persian Gulf shifted today to tiny Luxembourg for a European Community while President Bush awaited word from Iraq on an offer for military forces in the gulf region have exceeded million troops and continue to The Pen tagon this week plans to begin vacci nating soldiers against germ The offer by Bush on Thursday for one last attempt at peace was wel comed by world leaders and drove oil prices to their lowest levels since With the new year comes a new state government and the people are being invited to cele brate with the new governor and lieutenant governor on 14 and There will be many activities on those days and some will require attendees to mail in their own reservation Deadline for these reservations is The schedule includes the Texas Our Texas gala 14 at 8 at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center per The Peoples March to the Capital on Congress Avenue beginning at Fifth Street at 10 15 Inaugural Ceremony on the State Capitol grounds at noon followed by the Inaugural Lunc heon on the State Capital Grounds at 1 Inaugural Parade on Congress Avenue from 3 to Texas Balls at 8 and the Blue bonnet Balls at 8 per If anyone wishes to join a bus ride or carpool to attend the call Mary Hitch at Thea Chessher at or John Curtis at 6293624 members of Comal County Democrats and Comal County Democratic Women on 5 or the interest displayed in transportation will dictate the type offered cara van and the if For information about reservations to the galas for the 1991 Texas call Circle of Arts Theatres sale of 1991 season passes has been extended to Passv are on sale at ChinanThings on Landa SM 2 shortly after Iraqs 2 invasion of Congress today resumes debate on the gulf with some lawmakers favoring taking up a resolution stating that congressional approval is needed for any military action against Others urge delaying a vote until the Bush administration ends it latest dip lomatic Congress will remain in session throughout canceling a planned threeweek They keep asking Will there be war said Hamilton recalling questions from conr going to happen The United Nations has set a Jan deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait or face the threat of European Community officials pre dict the 12nation trade bloc will seek direct talks between Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jacques Poos and his Iraqi Tariq Lux embourg holds the rotating EC Bush on Thursday offered a meet ing between Aziz and Secretary of State James Baker ill any time between Monday and Wednesday in Bush had earlier said talks could begin no later than last Baghdad did not rush to accept the We are studying said an Iraqi Foreign Ministry who spoke on condition of But several including those in Germany and quickly sup ported Bushs This is a good step and a very important said King Hussein of who visited British Prime Minister John Major in London on The king was scheduled to hold meetings today with officials in See Page 2 County Commissioners agree to lump payment An agreement has been struck betsveen Comal County Commission ers Court and a Southwest Texas State University who developed an employee pay plan for the Howard Balanoff and his plan came under attack for various reasons from county officials since it was first The Court voted Thursday during a regular session to pay him a lump sum and break all We have amended the payment schedule to give him one lump sum of and were said County Judge Carter The county contracted with Bala noff to do the study for The county already has paid of that and will pay another which was approved Weve entered into a mutual release and an agreement that weve paid for what weve received and hes happy with what weve paid him for what hes delivered she Balanoff worked closely with the countys personnel committee to devise the plan that was expected to create pay equity among county Balanoff tried to amend the plan once to better please officials See Page 2 Private services planned for wife of congressman Hangers on Cloudy conditions and precipitation ranging from a heavy mist to scat tered thundershowers and are expected to continue through the a tree in Landa Park hangs onto water for a while before drops become heavy enough to fall to the Photo by Erik Karlsson The wife of Congressman Lamar Smith RSan Antonio died in her sleep Wednesday and private ser vices are planned for the immediate a statement from Smiths Washington office stated Jane Shoults is survived by her two Nell Seeligson Smith and Tobin Wells Smith and her and Sam Shoults of New Few details were released about Smiths She died early Wednesday morning at Lynn a nonmedical Christian Science hospi tal in suburban after a short The family hopes that those who knew her will join in remembering the Bible passage from I John 4 God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in and God in said a statement released by the con gressmans who was elected to the House of Representatives in was married to Jane in Memorials can be made to The First Church of Arthur assistant treasur 175 Huntington Massachusetts ing inthe service area up to 3 cents per S100 property It was a mistake that the inserts supporting a vote FOR the creation of the fire district were inserted into the January Brannies 1 read a proof copy to them before I sent it up said Brcnda who directs public relations for the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Depart UI had it printed I had some one drop il off 18th I just assumed if it wasnt what they wanted they would lei me Brannies said the group was informed they could have information about the issues surrounding the crea tion of the district inserted into the It came in during the already he It was taken back to the billing department and the people inserted it and SM Page 2 Edmund Kuempel Kuempel still By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor hi lieu ofbeing indicted on two misdemeanor counts of ethics law Fort WorthDemocrat Gib Lewis will have no problems being re elected for a fifth term as speaker of the Texas House of says Representative Edmund 1 dont think theres any question about said Republi can from Some of the allegations that I have seen are not I just dont like the he who denies any wrongdo was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on charges he accepted a gift from the San Antonio law firm Heard Goggan Blair fail ed to report it and failed to disclose a business Most of the membership feels that hes done a good job as speaker of the Texas House and he has been fair and I personally dont think he would do anything to hun Texas or said who plans to vote for Representative Albert Price D Beauniom has called for a secret bal lot next week when the voting begins for the election of a Kuempel said journalists reporting on such situations should weigh facts against Theyve got their jobs to do as investigative but I think there is a line that even journalists have to look at on coming up with hardcold facts and not innuendoes that lead to he Before 2