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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Delta begins rebuttal in liability suit ti /V FORT WORTH (AP) — A mi taken by the pilot of Delta Flight 19 crash would not have affected him ch expert has testified. rial x>d-altering drug I before the 1985 iring the flight, an See Page 4 Education woes threaten economy America is falling behind the rest of the world in promoting literacy and job skills even though it already spends more money per student than any other country in the world, the committee said. See Page 5 410    M009    10/22/99    I04 SO-WEST MICROPUBLISHTNG 22 01 SROOKHOT.LOW PUZ Wi RIT TTF, 30 0 ARLINGTON, TX 7-.006 is tne nottest in 28-4A? First-place New Braunfels and third-place Smithson Valley collide at Ranger Field tonight in a District 28-4A baseball game. The Unicorns are undefeated in district play while Smithson Valley has won its last three to climb to 4-2. See Page 7 New Braunfels kl Vol. 137, No. 112 BEST AVAILABLE COPY 707 Lands St.. New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Officials expand manhunt; for trio By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Escapees fiom a Louisiana jail who were once believed to be hiding in Comal County possibly arc linked to criminal acts in Dallas, Houston, Austin and Oklahoma City. The men arc surfacing in places where they have contacts, said Don Rittcnbcrry, detective supervisor of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. “That’s why we’ve got to stay ever vigilant because they are liable to show up any place, especially down in (Comal County) or Ute Dallas Good day This afternoon will be partly cloudy with the temperature climb tng to 86 degrees for the high. The low tonight will be 66 degrees. On Wednesday, there will be early morning clouds followed by partly cloudy skies by afternoon. The high will be 86 degrees with an overnight low of 62 degrees. Inside: CLASSIFIED.............................8-10 COMICS  .........................6 CROSSWORD....................... 3 DEAR ABBY.................................4 HOROSCOPE................................4 SPORTS......................................7-8 arca and now the Oklahoma City arca.” Richard Montgomi ery, 47, originally of San Antonio; Dennis Daniels, 21, Louisiana; Rona Id Gillespie, 30, Louisiana and Jerry Kelly, 25, escaped from the ft fth floor of the 131-inmate jail in B ossicr City, La., March 29 with the ht dp of Montgomery’s step-daughter, Vicki Vandcr-burg of Canyon Lake Shores. Vanderburg remai tis in the Comal County jail on a S150 ,000 bond. Kelly was apprehended in Colorado County, Texas, while the other three men remain on the run. Vanderburg was arrested and charged April 7 at her home for helping the men escape. Authorities aren’t releasing what role she played in the escape. New information links the trio to a shooting incident in Oklahoma City, authorities said. A red Ford Mustang and a white Chevrolet Suburban with Texas plates were involved in a shootout with each other at an Oklahoma City motel, said Captain Bob Jones of the Oklahoma See SEARCH, Pag* 2 Sheriff misses first meeting Dubbed a “regulus f at commissioners court meetings sifter four months in office, Sheriff Jai :k Bremer didn’t ask commissioners f< :>r money or more jailers Monday — f ie didn’t come at all. “If they missed rH®, they shouldn t despair because ITI be back,” Bremer said this morning. County Judge Fr cd Clark warned Bremer April 3 to ha It non-emergency Tv LISTINGS.    4    requests because th ic commissioners court contingency Fund, which was paying for those ne eded extras, was draining — $86,(XX) worth. There is only SI :0(),(XX) allocated for the fund. “The need was thi ;rc in the past and it wasn’t provided for,” Bremer said recently about his requests for jailers and other necessitie s such as security ear cages and shotgu1 n racks. But, “As Bunker Hunt said, ‘a billion dollars ain’t wh tat it used to be’,” Clark said. Bremer, who has; dominated commissioners court agt indas since taking office, hasn’t missc d a meeting as a spectator or parncip. ant. WEATHER......................  2 Stammtisch Residents wanting to fight crime can learn how tonight at 7:31) at Canyon High School with the seminar “Me and You Against Crime." The seminar is designed to show residents how to protect themselves and their properly against crime. Topics will range from neighborhood watch organizations to senior citizen safety. Tile seminar will be conducted by New Braunfels Police Department officials....    » Tonight’s the night for Ute Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary’s drug abuse program titled “Crack Down on ‘Crack’ for a Drug-Free Coin munily." The program will be conducted by local police narcotic', experts at the Eagles Hall, 257 L. South, lr will start at 6:30 Presidents Vernon Freimuth and Shirley Jarisch invite all persons interested in the campaign against illegal drugs, parnculary crack (the concentrated form of cocaine), to attend the free program..,. Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District board of diree tors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Precinct 4 Justice of Ute Peace office in Saltier. Directors will hear a report from Sheriff Jack Bremer concerning law en fur cement and hiring officers by the district. Members will also discus contracts with Emergency Communications Club, additional signage on bridges, signs, maps, decals and brochures, trash containers, and an accountant for WORD audits.... Comal County Health Depart ment will sponsor immunization clinics soon for residents living in the outlying areas of the count) Beginning April 21, shots will be offered to residents in die Canyon Lake area at the Justice of the Peace office in Saltier and will continue on the third Friday of every other month. Bulverde resin dents can receive immunizations beginning May 19 and immunizations will be given the third Friday of every other month at the Community Center. For more information, call Ute health office at 620-5595.... See STAMMTISCH, Page 2 “I’m a participant. I’m not a spectator by nature,” he said. “I like it better when I win.” Commissioners took a stand recently to grant no budget amendments unless there was an emergency. They asked all amendments wait until budget proceedings. The Comal County Historical Commission’s budget was amended by more than S1,200 Monday to help pay for historical markers, workshops, conventions, stationery, checks and postage. The money came from the commissioners court contingency fund. Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile read a line from the County Information Bulletin before the vote was taken to amend the historical commission’s budget. “The commissioners court may authorize an emergency expenditure as an amendment to the original budget only in case of grave public necessity to meet an unusual and unforeseen condition that could not See MEETING, Page 2 Toddler training It’s time to get those toddlers in training because the 1989 Toddler Run, sponsored by McKenna Memorial Hospital in cooperation with the New Braunfels Runners Club, is May 13 on the hospital grounds. Toddlers such as Thaddeus Herber pictured with his mom Kim, a nurse at McKenna, will race for 10 yards and each child will receive a T-shirt for his age division. Entry forms and $5 fee should be returned to the hospital administration offices between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday by April 28; all proceeds benefit the hospital’s maternity center. Participants should be at the race site at 8 a m. Race Day for registration and race number assignments and to get a T-shirt. For more information on the race, call 625-9111, extension 190, between 10 a.m. and noon or 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Photo by Deryl Clark) High court upholds price -fixing lawsuit WASHING ION (AP) — The Supreme Court, in a major victory for consumers, today i Upheld state laws that allow those iud trecily affected by illegal price fixing to sue for monetary damages. By a 7-0 vote, ll ic court reinstated efforts by four sta tes — California, Minnesota, Alabair ta and Arizona to participate in a r nultirnillion-dollar settlement of a naut mwide conspiracy to fix cement prices . Lower courts bai J relied on a 1977 Supreme Cour t dec ision in which the justices said federal antitrust law docs not permit “indirect purchasers” to sue. But writing for die court today, Justice Byron R. White said the 1977 ruling was never intended to preclude state laws allowing such lawsuits. “It is one thing to consider the congressional policies identified in (the 1977 decision) in defining what sort of recovery federal antitrust law,” White said. “It is soine- See LAWSUIT, Page 2 Lawmen seek man for theft Garden Ridge police today are looking for a black male wanted for robbing the Lone Star Ice House at the intersection of FM 2252 and FM 3009. The man took an undetermined amount of cash early Monday morning. “The attendant was checking how much gas she had out in the pumps" when the robbery occurred, said Ll. Rudy Rubio, Comal County sheriff’s office. “When she looked up, a black Trans-Am pulled up with a Mexican guy and a black guy,” he said, adding the black male got out of the car and approached the clerk. I Ic stuck something in her hack and she said it felt like a weapon, Rubio said. The man then look the clerk inside Ute store. “He made her open the sale and took an undetermined amount of cash, receipts and money orders and locked her up in the batiiroorn and left," he said. “She managed to get out ... she called her supervisors and then she called the sheriff’s department,” Rubio said, adding die sheriffs office then dispatched Garden Ridge police. The robbery occurred around 5:40 am. The sheriff’s office is assisting Garden Ridge police in the investigation. T uesday April 18, 1989 25 Cents One Section, 10 Pages Police arrest robber uuuay ’oun|Y cbcrrj, A New Braunfels man, arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a local convenience store Monday night, remains in the Comal Court jail today. Richard Mulky, 27,482 Hack Ave., was arrested after New Braunfels police spotted his white 1976 , Pontiac driving east on San Antonio Street. The Pontiac matched the) description of the car seen leaving the Diamond Shamrock, 570 S. Seguin St., after an attempted robbery. Allegedly, Mulky walked in the store at 7:50 p.m. and approached the clerk behind the counter, said officer Martin Mayer, spokesman for the New Braunfels Police Department. “The actor walked up to the counter and stuck a knife at the throat of the clerk” and demanded the money, Mayer said. “The minute she opened the cash drawer, he dropped the knife and said, ‘Just kidding’.” The attempted aggravated robbery charges could be changed to robbery charges, Mayer said. “He went in and demanded the money even though he didn’t complete the act.” Police were notified of the incident at 8:01 p.m. Police officer Dennis Keating spotted the vehicle and pursued Mulky. He stopped the car on Rosedale Avenue where Mulky was arrested without incident, Mayer said. A Diamond Shamrock employment application and a kitchen knife were found in Mulky’s vehicle, Mayer said. As of presstime today, Mulky had not been before a magistrate. Garden Ridge police are searching for a black man in connection with a robbery at Lone Star Ice House. r Annua I rate calculated at 6.1 percent Con sumer price index jumps WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices jumped 0.5 percent in f darch, propelled by higher costs for food, energy ai id apparel, and helped produce the largest quarterly increase in two years, the government reported today. Last month’s i .'limb in the Labor Department’s Consumer Price hide x followed advances of 0.6 percent in January and 0.4 p ercent in February. Overall, const imer prices in the past three months rose at acompoui id annual rate of 6,1 percent. It was the larj jest quarterly increase since the first tliree months of 1987, when prices rose 6.3 percent on an annual basis, and was significantly higher than tire annual consumer price rises of 4.4 percent registered for each of the pa st two years. Price increases have been even steeper ai the wholesale level, where inflation ran at a compound annual rate of 10.2 pere em in the January-March period, the largest quarterly increase in eight years. Daniel T. Van Dyke, senior economist at Bank of America in San Francisco, said in advance of today’s report that while price rises have moderated some since the start of the year, “we still have a problem” with Ute pace of inflation. “We’re in a period where the inflation rate seems to be hanging around 5 to 5.5 percent,” Van Dyke said. ‘That is too high for any long-run kind of equilibrium and I don’t think that’s what the Federal Reserve has in mind either.” Food costs last month rose twice as much as they did during the previous month, up 0.8 percent in March after advancing 0.4 percent in February. Energy costs, meanwhile, registered their sharpest increase since August 1987 last month, advancing Ll See INFLATION, Page 2 CISD trustees OK safety training plan In an effort to promote safer working conditions in the maintenance and cafeteria departments of the Comal Independent School District, trustees have approved a new safety incentive and naming program. At their regular school board meeting Monday night, trustees voted to accept the proposal of CISD Maintenance Department Director Roy Linnartz and Food Services Director Joy Jonas. Linnartz said that during the last reporting period, Comal ISD paid $34,000 in Workers Compensation claims. “Since the amount of claims is climbing each year, the school district wants to develop a better system to improve safety,” he told the board. Initiation cost of the program for the 1989-90 school year is estimated to be $4,800, which will be paid from cafeteria and maintenance budgets. “We feel like it will be cost effective in the long run,” Linnartz told trustees. The program will include awarding pins to employees who have not had a work related accident or injury for designated periods of time; a safety honor roll that will display the See SAFETY, Peg* 2 ;