New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Comal Rival ...... 270 cf* (down 41
Canyon inflow .....455 eft (down 471
Canyon Dam outflow .... 837 ct* (tarnal
Edwards Aquitai ...... 624 98 (down 02)
Canyon Lake lava! ..... 903 09 (down 09)
Comal County forecast calif for partly cloudy skies today, with increasing cloudiness tonight and Friday. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms on Friday. Winds will he from the southeast near IO mph today, decreasing to 10-10 mph tonight.
A trashy event
City cleanup brings in almost 700 tons of garbage
At the halfway point of the citywide garbage clean-up, crews have picked up almost 700 tons of garbage that had been gathering in garages, back yards, and store rooms.
For four weeks this month, street crews on Monday and Tuesday are following eight garbage routes around town picking up extra junk that hasn't yet made its way to the dump.
With four more areas to go, crews have trucked 240 loads to the landfill
to total 677.40 tons, said public works director Fred Ryden.
And that's a lighter load than he expected. “We’ve been real lucky,” he said. it's gone real well — exceptionally well. The citizens are exceptionally cooperative and had all their trash out by 7:30 and we’ve been real lucky.”
Ryden said the department’s front-end loaders have gathered couches, mattresses, televisions, limbs, freezers, hot water heaters, com
modes, and loose lumber. The most unusual item crews have been met with was a bath tub, and there have been about six of those so far.
The next two sections to be covered are north of Common between Landa and the Guadalupe River (Monday) and south of Common between Seguin Avenue-FM 725 and the Guadalupe River (Tuesday).
Crews will pick up wood items, old dog houses, ice boxes, freezers, lawn chairs, and general lawn items. They
won’t pick up old cars, trucks, care bodies, motors, frames, transmissions, boats, tree trunks, or stumps.
All limbs should be tied in bundles and all trash should be on the street by 7:30 a.m. the day of the pick-up.
For those items crews won’t pick up, the city-county landfill is offering free admission Saturday and again on April 27. Residents must show proof of city residency between 8:30 a.m. and3:30p.m.
First days in space hard to stomach: Gam
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -Sen. Jake Gam, who volunteered to help scientists study space motion sickness, said during an in-space news conference today that he was indeed ill during his first two days aboard the shuttle Discovery.
Gam, R-Utah, also said the Job of his crewmates in trying to salvage a dead satellite showed the "professionalism” of space agency planners and astronauts and demonstrated that “man is needed in space.”
Gam is chairman of an appropriations subcommittee which oversees NASA’s spending.
He said he "didn’t feel good the first two days,” but that he did ex
periments to help determine why nearly half the shuttle astronauts have suffered periods of space motion sickness.
The crew members did not revive the satellite, through no fault of their own, and had to abandon it as an $85 million space derelict.
The news conference was held on Discovery’s final full day in space. Landing at the Kennedy Space Center here is scheduled for 7:16 a.m. EST Friday.
Syncom could not be fixed because the power switch which Mission Control thought was in the wrong position was noty at fault. And the astronauts had concentrated on moving that switch.
Crew member Rhea Seddon said she gave the switch two good raps with the handmade tools on the end of the 50-foot robot arnm, but that it didn’t budge.
"It was a big disappointment after we had gone through that unplanned training and then not to have it come out the way you expect,” said Discovery commander Karol Bobko.
The seven-member crew, having asked for an extra day in space, were enjoying a relaxing day, completing experiments, packing to come home and sightseeing.
The mission originally was scheduled for five days but was extended one day because of the saterllite repair effort and a second at the crews’request.
GNP figures take nosedive
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at slowly.
an anemic annual rate of 1.3 percent in the first three months of the year, the government said today. The expansion, even more sluggish than first thought, was the slowest in more than two years.
The Commerce Department’s new estimate of growth so far this year compared to an initial projection of 2.1 percent made a month ago, before the first quarter had ended.
Not since the last three months of 1982, when the economy was beginning its climb out of the 1981-82 recession, has the gross national product, the broadest measure of economic health, grown so
When the initial first quarter forecast was made, many economists said they believed the government was overstating the weakness in the economy and predicted the growth calculation would be revised upward, possibly to 4 percent.
Since that time, however, a string of other business barometers have confirmed that the economy performed very sluggishly in the first three months of the year.
The 1.3 percent growth pace compared to a 4.3 percent rate turned in during the final three months of 1984 and was the meekest since the 0.5 percent annual rate registered for the last quarter
For all of last year, the GNP grew 6.8 percent, the best performance in more than three decades.
The Reagan administration is predicting growth this year will reach 3.9 percent. But given the weak start, many private economists feel the country will be lucky to achieve a growth rate of between 3 percent and 3.5 percent — about half last year’s pace.
The consequence of the slower growth could well be rising unemployment and a so-called "growth recession,” some economists are predicting. A
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Humane Society raps
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
The Humane Society of New Braunfels and of the United States reacted unfavorably to the large number of pigeons that were poisoned Sunday and died near the public boat ramp under IH 35.
“We are opposed to the poisoning of pigeons,” Field Investigator Bernard M. Weller with the Humane Society of the United States office in Corpus Christi, said.
“The problem with poison is that it is not selective and many wild birds and endangered species, birds of prey, might get ahold of this poison. It has a residual effect in the body,” Weller said “Whoever is doing this might be in trouble with the fish and game authontes ”
He said in cases where the animals being poisoned have constituted a public health problem, then those doing it are protected under the law.
Dittlinger Mills, which contracted Bug-A-Meister, the licenced pest control agency that did the poisoning, is under Federal Food and Drug standards that mean that keeping pigeon droppings out of the grain could be construed as a public health
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Teenager indicted in assault
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writar
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From the angle of this photo, this car Road to the Loop 337 stop sign. Better improved crop of wildflowers along area
looks like its driving through an ocean of winter rains have provided a much highways this spring,
wildflowers as it heads south on River
A 17-year-old local high school student was indicted for aggravated assault by a Comal County Grand Jury Thursday.
The indictment against Jesus "Jesse" Lopez of 919 Comal was handed down Thursday, in connection with a March 26 hit-and-run incident. Lopez is accused of striking Johnny Martinez, 17, with a 1977 Mercury in the 1400 block of West San Antonio St.
A temporary injunction was issued by 274th District Court Judge Fred Moore on April 4 to keep Martinez and Lopez away from each other until a pending damage suit involving the hit-and-run incident is settled.
Three of the ll indictments returned Thursday were re-indictments from the March 20 Grand Jury session. Rudy Hernandez, 35, and Jesse Garibay, 19, both of San Antonio, were re-indicted for capital murder, in connection with the March 7 gangland-style shooting of five Mexican nationals off FM 1863.
Victor Manuel Serrano Cervan, 20, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, died from his wounds. He was shot once in the upper chest, and three times in the neck-throat area.
Hernandez and Garibay allegedly offered all five a ride from San Antonio to Denton for a nominal fee. The shootings occurred off FM 1863
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Hard to swallow
Both the Astros and Rangers lost in extra innings Wednesday. The Dodgers* Mike Marshall drove in the winning run to give LA a 1-0 victory, while the Rangers lost 3-1 on a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th after taking a 1-0 lead in the top half of that inning. Details in Sports.