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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Judith Hun ley Estella Garcia Louisa Gomez Amanda Petty 11 years Justin Platt 8 years old Monday Hagen Edward Cattin 1 year old Lisa Whltehouse Skylair Rlchter 6 years old Laura Rlchter Amber Meneley 16 years Angel Diane Ortega 20 years old Aldolfo A J Ortega Jr 18 years old Gin ger Resales Happy anniversary wishes go to Wlnona and Wallace Smith Charles and Mary Frances Campbell 50 years old Lillian and John Robinson 38 years Herman and Lila Schoenfeld 50 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Daylight savings time has begun Daylight savings time began at 2 If clocks have not been set forward one hour by now it is time to do so Council candidates forum Thursday The Comal Area League of Women Voters is holding a can didates forum for the District 3 and 4 City Council positions at 7 Thursday at the NBISD Education Center Board Room 430 W Mill St The forum will provide time for the candidates to address the audience and for questions to be asked from the floor Main Street Brown Bag Summit Tuesday The Main Street Design Review Committee will hold a brown bag seminar at Tuesday at the Municipal Court room at City Hall 424 S Castell St The topic will be Advertising Your Panelists from print radio and television will offer advice Call the Main Street office at 6082100 for informa tion Congress early Voting ends Tuesday District 28 early voters have until Tuesday to choose which candidate will replace the late Congressman Frank Tejeda Democrats Giro Rodriguez and Juan Solis are on Tuesdays The only early voting polling will be in room 306 in the Comal County Courthouse Polls will be open from 8 to Monday and Tues day OakRun Concert rescheduled i The OakRun School Choir Concert and springVariety Show has been moved from Thursday to 7 Tuesday in thp OakRun cafeteria Garden Club holds yearly pilgrimage The GuadaComa Garden Club will hold its yearly pilgrim age April 8 Members will meet at at the Kmart Shop ping Center for a caravan to the National Wildflower Research Center in Austin for a 10 tour Hospice offers support for grief Hospice New Braunfels will sponsor a fiveweek Bereave ment Support Group for adults starting Wednesday in the rock house behind Hospice The group is open to anyone who has a friend or family member who had died within the past two years Call 6257500 for information New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 24 pages in two sections Sunday April Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Amanda Petty Vol 145 fights IRS move By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer If the Internal Revenue Service has its way owners of a local con crete company will have to pay millions of dollars in back The IRS wants to terminate the S Corporation tajpfftatus of Ingram Inc of New Braunfels According to the IRS share holders in an S Corporation are not obligated to pay corporate income taxes to the federal gov ernment The owners have to pay taxes on their share of profits To qualify for a S Corporation status the corporation must have 75 or fewer owners The IRS sent the owners of Ingram Readymix a notice of defi ciencies Dec 12 which said it wanted to eliminate the compa nys tax status Ingrams attorney Peter Wolverton of San Antonio said the IRS gave no reason in the notice why it wanted to eliminate Ingrams S Corporation status we have is a tax contro Wolverton said The IRS is taking one position and Ingram Readymix is taking Five separate petitions have been filed with the Tax Court in Washington by majority owners Bruce and Gloria Ingram of San Marcos plus other owners and Sheila Ingram of Cor pus Christi Charles and Eliza beth Tuttle of San Marcos and Graham and Sue Leinneweber of San Marcos It petition says the govern ment is erroneous in its Wolverton said has taken the position that cer tain facts occurred for the termi nation of the Selection S Corpo The shareholders of Ingram Readymix disagree We feel we will prevail but we need the tax court to Wolverton said Ingram is trying to come to terms with the gov ernment What happens is when you file a petition you go to the adminis trative arm of the IRS and talk about the facts and see if you can settle the Wolverton said We feel comfortable with our position because the law supports If the IRS and the owners can not come to an agreement the case could go to trial in a tax court Wolverton said Ingram has not lost its tax No court ruling has been ordered to pay Wolver ton said If the tax court or the IRS rule Ingram has to pay the back taxes Wolverton said the worst case amount would be between and million Bruce Ingram would not com ment on the case and referred all questions to Wolverton He would not comment on whether paying back taxes would affect the com panys operations or on plans to build new concrete batch plants including the one in Bulverde Keep Texas highways beautiful Herald Zeitung photo by Michael Darnall New Braunfels Elks member Foster Marlow cleans the roadside on FM 306 between Inerstate 35 and Common Street Saturday was Great Texas TrashOff day In which thousands of organizations cleaned their adopted sections of the highway GVTC considers deregulation By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Guadalupe Valley Tele phone Cooperative Inc will ask its membership to vote later this month for partial deregulation of the entity so customer needs can be met more quickly GVTC Marketing Director Peg gy Arnn said GVTC is currently regulated by the Public Utilities Commission She said that means the cooperative must complete in depth tariff filings for every pro posal for new services promo tions or fees This can take anywhere from three to six Arnn said Its an extensive Memberowned utilities can be exempt from the filing process Arnn said and deregulation would allow the locallyelected board of directors to determine what changes are made We feel it would be in the best interest of the membership to have the board make decisions rather than Amn said If we see that there is a need out there for a new service we can act on it more GVTC mailed out let ters Friday to inform its mem Turn to GVTC Page 2A River plans on agenda By ABE LEVY Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Cats at the Civic Center Krlstlne Cuciniello and her Persian cat Chili Pepper prepare to be judged during the Mission City Cat Show held at the New Braunfels Civic Center downtown The event will continue today from 9 am to 5 The citys River Safety Com mission plans to approve a pro posed interlocal agreement that would include safety policy offered by a group of outfitters at its Mon day meeting The proposed agreement would incliide standards for floatation devices on the Guadalupe River details on a colorcoded sign sys tem and a threshold cutoff for high river flows The proposal is expected to be approved in time for the April 14 City Council meeting IF YOURE GOING The River Safety Commission will meet at 7 Monday in the Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave For further information call 6082100 The committee includes mem bers from WORD the New Braunfels chamber and Schlit terbahn The effort is part of a settle ment with the city of New Braun fels by the parents of a woman who drowned while tubing on the Guadalupe several years ago Herald Zeitung photo by Michael Darnalf Chili today f James Pickett outlines booths for todays American Legion Chili Cookoff The public can sample entries from noon to at 410 W Coll St A drawing will be held at 5 and a raffle drawing at Council hopefuls report spending By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Yard signs bumper stickers and fliers should start popping up around town if the City Coun1 cil candidates first reports are any indication Voters will decide the fate of the contested races for districts and 4 that span the north and east sections of the city on 3j The first of two campaign finance reports cover March 3 to Thursday Jan Kotylo a retirement activity director is running for the District 4 position She reported contributions totaling and another loan of Her expenditures to date include a total of in sup plies for a kickoff party and cam4 paign flyers Russell McDonald managerJ of a local electronics store is ning in the District 4 race Aj He reported total of and expenditures for Randy Vanstory a local nessman is running in the trict 3 race H He reported contributions ofj and a loan for His expenditures totaled and include campaign pins postage cards envelopes Rudy Seidel a former cilman and mayor opposing Vanstory in District 3 He reported a total of in contributions and in total expenditures for yard signs stakes and bumper stickers Make sure education fe broken before trying to fix See Opinion 4ft   

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