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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeitungO Tuesday O 3 Most produce shows pesticide residue but levels are low WASHINGTON AP Seven out of 10 produce samples tested by the Agriculture Department in 1993 had traces of pesticides but the gov ernment says the amounts are too small to cause worry For apples the amount was even higher 97 percent had pesticide residues The department gathers the data so regulators can figure out what really turns up in food and limit pesticide use accordingly The figures will become more important as the gov ernment looks for a way to set levels that consider the eating habits and growing bodies of infants and chil dren The report noted that the residues in a dozen popular fresh fruits and vegetables were far below the legal limits set by the Environ mental Protection Agency It also noted that illegal Residues were found in only percent of the sam ples Fiftyeight different pesticides were detected Many samples of other fruits and vegetables showed no pesticide traces at all Threequarters of the broccoli samples and nearly half the lettuce had no detectable residues These data reinforce the fact that the nations food supply is one of the safest in the said Lon Hatamiya administrator of the Agri cultural Marketing Service the USDA agency that did the study Critics however said its wrong to make safety judgments based on cur rent tolerances the level of pesti cide residues determined by the EPA to be safe And they said the gov ernments approach of regulating each pesticide individually fails to recognize the combined effect of different chemical compounds on one piece of produce In 1993 the department tested fresh apples bananas broccoli cel ery carrots green beans grapefruit grapes lettuce oranges peaches and The apples were washed and cored the bananas were peeled and the other samples also were pre pared as if ready to cook or serve The scientists using equipment that can find even the tiniest amount of pesticide discovered residues meaning some fruits and vegetables had more than one residue Apples the most popular fruit had the highest number of residue detections 97 percent of the 654 samples had residues Celery fol lowed at 93 percent and peaches had residue in 91 percent of sam ples The percentages then dropped to 79 percent for oranges and potatoes 75 percent for grapes and 72 per cent for grapefruit They were fol lowed by green beans 66 percent carrots 65 percent bananas 61 per cent lettuce 51 percent and broc coli 25 percent The amounts detected were extremely small however Thiaben dazole a fungicide was found on 62 percent of the apples The EPA allows a residue of parts per mil lion Nearly all the thiabendazole residues were at 11 percent of that allowed level or lower Texans open their wallets to Gramm WASHINGTON cents out of every dollar donated by individual contributors to the presi dential campaign of Republican Phil Gramm has come from Texas While Texans are providing much of the financial muscle for their favorite sons bid for the GOP nomination the Texas senators base of support stretch es well beyond the Lone Star state Of the million raised by Gramm during the first six months of the year from individual contributors giving or more million came from Texans according to a computerassist ed analysis of Federal Election Com mission records Florida Georgia where Gramm was raised and spent his early adulthood and California also figure prominently on the conservative lawmakers band wagon Weve gotten contributions from all 50 campaign spokesman Gary Koops said Monday Every day we continue to expand our grassroots organization both in terms of people who want to volunteer as well as peo ple who want to Gramms reliance on his home state for campaign dollars is shared by many other aspirants to the GOP nomina tion with the notable exception of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas who generated less than 7 per cent of his million in individual contributions through midyear from Kansas New York California Florida and Ohio all rank higher on Doles contributor totals Former Tennessee Gov Lamar Alexander and California Gov Pete Wilson tapped their home state donors pockets for 54 percent of the mil lion and million they received respectively in individual contributions between Jan 1 and June 30 Wilson formally entered the presidential race on Monday Sens Dick Lugar and Arlen Specter likewise have found their home states of Indiana and Pennsylvania respec tively to be most receptive to their fundraising requests Seventythree percent of Lugars total million in individual contri butions and 56 percent of Specters million came from their con stituents Gunslingers remains at center of dispute EL PASO Texas AP In death as in life John Wesley Hardin is still embroiled in conflict The notorious gunslingers remains have become the center of a legal fight between descendants who want Hardins grave relocated and a local historic group that wont give him up We just hope that there arent many if any casualties in Don ald Hoffman a spokesman for Hardins descendants said Monday The family is very upset that the dis pute is The descendants want to relocate Hardins remains to Nixon Texas a small town east of San Antonio where he lived briefly and where his first wife Jane is buried Hardins kin already have lost one confrontation balked by a judges order prohibiting the removal of the remains from Concordia Cemetery Another judge issued a second restraining order Monday to reinforce the first at the request of the Concordia Heritage Association which also plans to seek a permanent injunction to keep Hardin in El Paso where he was killed Among other things the group claims that family members never objected to Hardins burial in El Paso and that removing him would be detri mental to the historic cemetery and the city in general Hes our biggest said his torian Leon Metz an association mem ber Born in Bonham Texas on May Hardin killed his first man at 15 six more by the time he was 17 and eventually collected 30 notches on his gun But he always maintained that he never killed anyone who didnt need killing He spent a large part of his life as either a fugitive in Texas Florida and Alabama or in prison Hardin apparently tried to reform after serving about 16 years in prison for the murder of a Brown County deputy sheriff He studied law while incarcerated and opened a practice in El Paso said Metz But on Aug he was shot in the head by Constable John Selmian with whom hed had an argument ear lier in the day STEAK N SHRIMP is Plate Available Texas Today Missing Woman Found In Her Trunk Three Days After Car Impounded GALVESTON Texas AP IRS worker Dianne James was last heard from Aug 20 when she spoke to her mother on the telephone The next day she didnt show up at work and was reported missing to Austin police Last Friday police in Galveston found a valuable piece of evidence regarding Ms James disappearance when they discovered her car On Monday j a decomposing body believed to be Ms James was finally discovered in the trunk of her car which was opened only when police tried figuring out what was causing a stench at a Sheriffs Department garage All indications are that its an Austin police spokeswoman said An autopsy was to be conducted this morning at the Galveston County med ical examiners office The death is being investigated as a homicide Police Capt Leo Singleton said Service Fee Airline Tickets 133 Landa Street CHICKENFRIED STEAK1 OFF LARGE SMALL COUPON EXPIRES SEPT 30 FOR TO GO ORDERS USE THE PICK UP WINDOW 6293311 Tues Braden Thur Mike Daniels NO COVER FULL BAR There will be no water for drinking showering or flushing toilets at the park following the discovery last week end that the parks water tested positive for the coliform bacteria which is found in fecal matter The presence of coliform bacteria is a sign of the presence of E coli although that dangerous bacteria has yet to be found The water has been turned off since Saturday as a precau tion The bacteria can cause many dis easesjncluding typhoid hepatitisand dysentery It can infect people through drinking or washing in contaminated water Although the water is off the park will remain open for the holiday week end Park workers and signs in three languages have warned people not to drink the parks water for several weeks Judge Steps Down From Bench Claims Political Harassment SAN ANTONIO AP A county courtatIaw judge who served jail time for ignoring a higher court and claimed she was the victim of vicious political harassment is resigning Judge Bonnie Reed surrounded by dozens of supporters announced her resignation Monday I have been constantly under siege and on the she said This continuous harassment has caused such a distraction that my productivity has been Ms Reed denounced a state law that gives court case delays to attorneys who are legislators while the Texas Legislature is in session It was Ms Reeds interpretation of that law that led to her legal trouble this summer In June Ms Reed was ordered jailed by the 4th Court of Appeals because she disobeyed one of the appellate courts orders She served 13 days of a 30day sentence in the county jail Bus 210 6204544 NaiU Manicures Pedicures Silk Forever French Beauty Plex In the Courtyard 107IH 35 at McQueeney New Braunfels TX 78130 Res 210 6296206 State Review Ordered After Unsafe Drinking Water Found At State Park GALVESTON Texas AP Its going to be rougher than usual for those who chose to rough it at Galveston Island State Park over Labor Day weekend GIFT BOOKS AVAILABLE WALNUT 6 62964OO IH 35 and Walnut Avc SCHMIDT BUILDING CHAPTERS gifts crafts clothing antiques arts and decorative items 193 W San Antonio St corner ofCastell and San Antonio Street 6297813 INVITE YOU TO OUR OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY AUGUST HONORING NEW DEALERS STRAWBERRY PATCH THE HONEY BLOSSOM CUSTOM CRAFTS RAINBOW 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Independent School District It presents information about three tax ates Last years tax rate is the actual rate the school district used to determine property taxes last year This years efective ax rate would impose the samae total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years This years roiback tax ate Is the highest tax rate the school district can set before It must hold a rollback election In each case these rates are found jy dividing the total amount of taxes and state funds by the tax base the total value of taxable property with adjustments as equired by state law The rates are given per of property value SCHEDULE A UNENCUMBERED FUND BALANCES Last years tax rate Last years operating taxes Last years debt taxes Last years total taxes Last years tax base Last years total tax rate This years effective tax rate Last years adjusted taxes after subtracting taxes o lost property This years adjusted tax base after subtracting value of new property This years effective tax rate maximu rate unless the school district publishes notices and holds hearings This years rollback tax rate Last years adjusted operating taxes This years adjusted tax rate This years local maintenance and operating rate Student enrollemtn adjustment This years adjusted maintenance operating rate cents this years maximum operating rate This ears debt rate Rate to recoup loss certified by commission of education Additional rate for pollution control This years rollback rate 100 The following estimated balances will be left in the units property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation Type of Property fund Balance General Fund Debt Service fund Capital projects fund SCHEDULE B 1995 DEBT SERVICE The unit plans to pay the following amounts for longterm debts that are secured by property taxes These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues or additional sales tax revenues if Principal or Contract Payment Description of Debt Interest to be Paid from to be paid from property Taxes Other Property Taxes Amounts to be Paid Total Payment 1972 General Obligation 1974 General Obligation 1985 General Obligation 1989 General Obligation 1990 General Obligation 1991 General Obligation 1992 General Obligation 1994 Public Prop Finance Cont 1994 General Obligation 1995 Public Prop Finance Cont 800 800 600 800 700 Total required for 1995 debt service Amount if any paid from funds listed in Excess collections last year Total to be paid from taxes in 1995 Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100 of its taxes In 1995 Total Debt Levy 000 000 000 This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates calculations you can inspect a copy of the full calcu lations at the Comal Appraisal District or the Comal Independent School District Administrative Building Name of person preparing this notice Title Date Prepared Curtis Kodhler Deputy Chief Appraiser August 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