New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Governor signs legislation to protect state, US. flags
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Bill Clements signed into law legislation protecting the United States and Texas flags but the fate of 20 state employees remains uncertain under another signed bill that one state official said represents a personal vendetta, g Page 3
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Report says Texas banks laundering drug money
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural East Texas banks, restaurants and body shops are frequently used to launder drug money, while narcotics traffickers are using shrimpers’ boats to move illegal drugs, according to federal prosecutors.
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City golf champions decided this weekend
The best golfers in Comal County will compete this weekend for the men’s and women’s city championships at the Landa Park Golf Course. For the first time,
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A 21-year-old Comal County man was killed instantly Thursday night when the vehicle he was driving on Ranch Road 32 left the road and struck a tree, says a Department of Public Safety trooper.
Wesley Allen Buchanan of Saltier died after sustaining major head injuries. The accident occurred around 10:45 p.m. approximately three miles west of FM 3424.
Buchanan’s death marks the fifth fatality in Comal County since January.
“He was traveling west on Ranch Road 32 at a high rate of speed,’’ said Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Shea. “(He) failed to negotiate a curve to the left and left the roadway to the right, sliding through the grass approximately 335 feet and colliding into a tree with the right side of the vehicle. The tree ended up in his lap.’’
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This year’s Texas Junior Miss Program continues today with the 24 contestants shopping in New Braunfels this morning and getting in some last-minute rehearsing this afternoon. The second preliminary competition is tonight at 7:30
p.m. at New Braunfels Civic Center. The teens will spend the day having fun Saturday before the final competition Saturday night at the Civic Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Good luck to all.
Failure to appear at hearing
Court issues arrest papers
Jobless rate falls to 5.2 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate fell one notch to 5.2 percent in July as businesses added 169,000 new jobs despite the slowing economy, the government reported today.
The Labor Department said the growth was again found predominantly in the service-producing sector of the economy, which added 140,000 of the new jobs.
The civilian joblessness rate declined from the 5.3 percent reported for June. The government also revised its figures on new jobs created in June to 250,000, up from the 180,000 reported last month.
Today’s report contained further evidence of persistent wage inflation.
The department said hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers increased 0.8 percent in July — about twice the rate analysts had
predicted — while average weekly earnings climbed by 1.7 percent. The jump in hourly earnings followed two months of modest increases.
Goods-producing industries added 29,000 new positions as construction posted a gain of 35,000 jobs, helping to offset a decline of more than 10,000 jobs in the automobile industry.
Manufacturing posted a modest gain of 3,000 jobs last month after three months of declines, according to the Labor Department’s survey of business establishments.
In all, 117.4 million Americans were at work in non-farm jobs last month, the government said.
The average work week for production and nonsupervisory employees in private industry increased by 0.3 hours, to 34.9 hours. The factory work week held steady at 41 hours and overtime in
July averaged 3.9 hours a week, up from 3.8 hours in June, the Labor Department said.
The jump in hourly earnings brought average hourly pay in the private sector to $9.70 on a seasonally adjusted basis, up from S9.62 in June.
Weekly earnings rose to an average of $338.53 from the June average of $332.85.
The government said the summer expansion of the youth labor force in the past four months has totaled about 3.1 million, about the same as recent years despite a significant drop in the youth population.
The unemployment rate fell last month despite a dip in the number of Americans at work from 117.5 million to 117.4 million. The rate fell because the 169,000 new jobs were created in a month in which the civilian labor force — the number of people who have jobs or are looking for them — fell by 146,000.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Bulverde man who failed to appear before Comal County District Court Thursday.
Edgar Albert Boeck, 40, Route 2, Box 2823, is wanted by Comal County officials after he failed to appear before Comal County District Court yesterday for charges of possession of a controlled substance. Boeck was arrested along with Susan Lee Dinn,
Charges no help against husband
The wife of a Comal County man killed last week was planning to get a protective order against her husband, but instead waited and filed assault charges against him, says the county attorney.
"It’s obvious these assault charges arc just not getting the job done,” said Comal County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander. “Perhaps about 80 or 90 percent of the cases that come up Ute protective order really does do the nick once we get those into effect.”
Jerry R. Durbin, 48, Lot 2, Mountain Oaks Subdivision, was arrested July 28 before 6 p.m. after his wife filed an assault charge against him in Rhcinlandcr’s office Ute same day, he said.
Durbin was booked at the Comal County jail at 8:10 p.m. and released
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Survey shows Water off a duck’s back
NB parents \pleased’ with schools
Bush encouraged by Iranian offer
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Parents in New Braunfels Independent School District are pleased with the quality of education their primary school students are receiving, according to a survey conducted by primary school officials.
Principals Karen B. Simpson of Memorial Primary and Marilyn Buckner of Lone Star Primary submitted the results to Superintendent Charles Bradberry and Ute school board Tuesday during a special meeting. The two officials said the survey was sent home with the students four days before school was out in May. .
“While there are lots of items in this survey that, quite simply, makes us feel great, we wanted to especially point out that more than ISO parents took the time and made the effort to individually comment on the nurturing, caring environments provided for their children,” they wortc in their report. “We also had cements that called our attention to some areas where parents did express some concerns and had some wonderful suggestions that we are planning to implement immediately.”
Most of the parents indicated they were very satisfied with the quality of education their children receive. Around 99 percent of the parents said they felt the building and grounds of the schools were well-maintained and
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The wildlife In Landa Park Is just taking It easy this week while the temperatures climb to the 100-mark. Some of them have even been spotted taking a leisurely swim In the Comal River. Although the flows in the Comal and Guadalupe rivers are now Whitewater quality, this is a good time to float the river and get a good look at the creatures and other features along the way. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House found encouragement today in the offer by Iran’s new president to help the United Suites find a solution to the Middle East hostage crisis.
“That’s encouraging,’’ presidential spokesman Marlin Fit/water said of the offer by Hashemi Rafsanjani, whose nation is thought to have strong influence over Shiite Moslem militants holding Americans captive.
In a sermon at Tehran University, Rafsanjani said “the liberation of the hostages and the problems of Lebanon have solutions which will have to be found by dialogue and not by force. We have lo proceed with intelligence and I address myself to the White House: We will help you find solutions.”
Behind a flurry of the diplomatic initiatives remains the veiled threat of American military force. U.S. Navy units remained in readiness today as reports circulated that President Bush was prepared to use carrier-based aircraft from the 6th Fleet in a strike against Lebanese terrorists if any American hostages were harmed,
At the White House, tension over the hostage situation cased Thursday when Shiite Moslems sent word in Beirut that they were sparing Cicip-pio’s life for now. Twice earlier the so-called Revolutionary Justice Organization had postponed the execution hour.
Earlier, President Bush prayed in the Oval Office for the hostages with
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Commander urges action
AUSTIN (AP) — The United States should take a strong stand against terrorism as it faces the hostage crisis in Lebanon, said the ground force commander in the illfated 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt.
“If we don’t do this, it’s going to keep on getting worse and worse,” retired Army Col. Charlie Beckwith said Thursday.
U.S. leaders should work to get the information they need to rescue American hostages, he said. Terrorists claimed they killed one American hostage in Lebanon and threatened to kill another.
“I’d like to see the United States be able to go in there and eliminate all of those terrorists and bring those beautiful hostages home,” Beckwith said.
“I'd like to sec us do it in such a vigorous way that we tell the rest of the world, ‘Never fool with the United States again,' ” he said.
Tile United States should warn Iran that support of terrorism will result in a U.S. strike, he said.
Leaders also should meet with other countries concerning Beirut to “find out what can be done to clean up that place, and make it no longer a safe haven for terrorists,” he said.
Based on comments by President Bush, Beckwith said he doubts that a
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27, of San Antonio on May ll at Boeck’s residence by Comal County and San Antonio law enforcement officials. More than 28 grams of mcthamphctamines valued at $1,400 were confiscated.
Dinn’s case was given a waiver and will be heard at another date.
Also in District Court Thursday, a
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It will be a hot and dry weekend in Central Texas. The forecast calls for early morning clouds followed by partly cloudy and hot afternoons through Tuesday. The high temperatures will be around 98 to IOO degrees and the lows will be 76 to ll degrees.
Today is the first day of the Saints Peter and Paul School Summer Rummage and Plant Sale at St. Mary’s Hall on the school’s campus. The sale will be on until 6 p.m. today and will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For sale arc all kinds of things such as clothes, furniture, appliances, toys, hardware, knickknacks, and plants....
The Emergency Communications Civil Defense Rescue Club will be holding its monthly meeting Aug. IO at 7:30 p.m. in the American Legion Post 179 home at 410 W. CBU. Guests and prospective members arc welcome to visit this meeting of the volunteer organization. The most recent activity in which the club participated was assisting the fire department at a fire on Krueger Lane. For more information, call 625-8759....
Canyon High School’s Class of 1969 will have its class reunion Saturday al Schwamkrug's Steak-house, The social will begin at 3:30 p.m. with dinner al 6 p.m.
For more information, call 1-438-2935....
Swimming lessons continue at Landa Park’s Olympic Pool next week. Classes are American Red Cross certified and a minimum of five students and maximum of eight is set for the class. Classes will be from Aug. 7 through 18. Die following schedule is tentative and subject to change: Advanced Beginners ages 6 through 12, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Beginners ages 6 through 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Advanced Beginners ugcs 3 through 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Beginners ages 3 through 5, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and Intermediate ages 6 through 12, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m....
Maj. Terrance Rciningcr of New Braunfels is one of 56 army officers selected by an Army board for the NASA Astronaut Training Program.
Reiningcr, who is a graduate of New Braunfels High School and Texas A&M University, will undergo a year of training before
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