New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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Council appoints Orr to Utilities boardBy HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer
Robert Orr, president of Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels, was appointed to the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees by City Council Monday.
Mayor O.A. Stratemann Jr. added his vote to those of Council members Gerald Schaefer, Donnie Seay and Laverne Eberhard to give Orr a majority.
Council members Max Winkler and Barbara Tieken cast their votes for Gerald Free, president of New Braunfels Savings and Loan Association, and Council member Joe Rogers nominated and voted for George Erben, a former mayor.
Orr will replace Bill Richter, who died July 14 of a heart attack.
While the Utilities appointment was the major item of business at Monday’s special council meeting, it wasn’t the only one.
On the heels of a new city ordinance changing health card requirements, a three-hour sanitation workshop for food workers will begin Tuesday at the City Health Office at 705 Comal Avenue.
Council approved an emergency ordinance requiring the course, which will be taught by the City-County Nurse and City Sanitarian Rick Lane.
The ordinance removes a tubur-culosis “skin test’’ from the food handler’s certificate requirements,
but City Health Officer Dr. Jack Bergfeld said he’d pursue other ways of keeping the testing program a going concern.
“I can’t let 30 years of TB control go down the tubes,” Bergfeld said.
Everyone who works with food — butchers, bakers and produce handlers as well as restaurant employees and supervisors — mustCity roundup
have a health card. But volunteers working temporary food booths at the County Fair or Wurstfest won’t need one.
Chairmen of “benevolent or non
profit” organizations serving food on a temporary basis will get an information package and be responsible for the volunteers’ compliance with the sanitation rules.
“Nobody is supposed to be working with food right now without a health card. This will be a continuation, with just the requirements changing. But it will certainly be enforced,” Lane said in an interview.
Bergfeld liked the ordinance because it “gives it some teeth. Without teeth, we can’t do anything.”
The workshop will be held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Anybody and everybody is welcome, but the the food handlers are the ones we’ll cater to. The doors will close when the course starts so nobody misses anything,” Lane said.
The nurse will teach the first half of the workshop, on personal hygiene, and Lane will handle the second half, dealing with food sanitation.
Lane estimated there were 180 restaurant facilities of some type or another within the city limits. Forty skin tests were administered yesterday and the TB testing is scheduled to finish Monday.
Bergfeld is looking for a way to
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Vol. 91-No. 156
TUESDAY August 10,1982
Israeli planes attack Beirut, Syrian missiles
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Israel sent warplanes on raids against guerrilla targets in west Beirut today and said its jets attacked Syrian missile batteries in eastern lebanon after Menachem Begin’s government approved “in principle’’ U.S. plans to evacuate the PLO, but demanded changes.
The Tel Aviv command said warplanes knocked out a battery of Syrian SAM-9 anti-aircraft missiles that had been moved into Ijibanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley despite Israel’s insistence that the area be empty of such weapons.
It was the third time Israel announced attacking Syrian mis3:les in Lebanon since it agreed to a cease-fire with Syria June ll.
“The state of Israel stands by its decision not to permit the Syrians to move ground-to-air missile batteries into the lebanon region,” the lei Aviv command said.
Israeli warplanes also attacked Palestinian guerrilla positions in the Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut following what the Tel Aviv command called repeated cease-fire violations by the guerrillas.
It said Bourj el-Barajneh was virtually empty of civilian occupants and had become a guerrilla base. The communique accused the guerrillas of harassing Israeli troops with mortar, bazooka and light-arms fire.
All planes returned safely, it said.
The air assaults began at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. EDT) at the rate of almost one bombing sortie a minute, drawing barrages of anti aircraft fire from Palestine Liberation Organization batteries.
The Bourj el-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp and its approaches on Beirut’s southern edge took the brunt of the first air strikes, I^ebanon’s state and privately owned radios said.
Jets later divebombed the Fakhani neighborhood that houses Arafat’s command headquarters as well as the nearby Chatilla refugee camp, the Bir Hassan residential neighborhood along the coast and the main traffic circle on the highway to the airport.
Associated Press correspondent Earleen F. Tatro, watching from the rooftop of the AP’s west Beirut office, saw ll planes attacking in 23 minutes, shrouding the Fakhani neighborhood in a haze of smoke.
The air assaults, the second in two days, shattered a six-hour lull that prevailed after nightlong exchanges of intermittent artillery fire between Israeli and PLO forces on Beirut’s southern and eastern outskirts.
Israel has insisted since it invaded Lebanon June 6 to crush the guerrillas that it would increase military pressure at the same time it negotiates for a PIX) withdrawal.
Parks board to mull litter control proposals
Taking a July 26 City Council discussion on litter control to heart, Council member Barbara Tieken returned Monday with a list of proposals.
Council agreed to forward most of the ideas to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, since they wouldn’t go into effect until next summer.
A report that the city’s two Park Rangers go off duty at 3 p.m. prompted a request that they stay later. However, a Parks Department spokesman said Tuesday at least one
them stays on the job until 8 p.m.
Tieken suggested the city employ “river monitors” to patrol the Comal River above the ‘‘tube chute” in Prince Solms Park to deter tubers from “chunking their cans out before they go through the chute.”
She urged the city to place trash cans at two public tuber exits at the river level. Council member Donnie Seay said “dump-proof” cans could be used.
Finally, Tieken said the city should See PARKS, Page 14
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Frank Stolinski explains mill's request
hurting Dittlinger Mill
Parked cars on Gilbert Street have blocked railroad service to Dittlinger Roller Mills on weekends, forcing the flour mill’s management to cut production and lay off workers.
City Council Monday discussed selling the little-used street to the mill, which owns property on both sides of it in a two-block area between E. San Antonio Street and Bridge Street.
Also in the area, at the end of Mill Street, is Prince Solms Park and its “tube chute,” whose visitors regularly park their cars next to the tracks.
Council toyed with the idea of letting the mill put up cable barriers on weekends to keep the cars out, but decided to instruct the city manager to look into abandoning it and selling it to I)it-tlinger’s outright.
Frank Stolinski, assistant manager at the mill, said the autos park on both sides of the road within a foot or two of the tracks. Engineers of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad don’t even bother to negotiate the track on Saturdays, he said.
“As soon as they see those cars, they back off,” Stolinski said. “Nobody uses that street except people who use the tube chute. I’m not trying to take anything away from the chute. But there’s no way for fire engines to get in there, and Mill Street is just as bad.”
Stolinski said the parking situation was “depriving workers of a livelihood.” General Manager Jack Rew confirmed the cutbacks in a telephone interview Tuesday, saying the mill was losing productivity because “there’s no way the trains can switch” on Saturdays.
Pew said the mill would like to be able to "more or less control what goes on on that street,” and the sale would “be a whole lot easier for us.”
The street, if sold to the mill, would go on the tax rolls. Council members liked that.
“The last time I used that street was when I was 15 years old, and I thought I was getting away with something,” Mayor O.A. “Skip” Stratemann said.
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County earmarks funds for new jail employees
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Salaries for a new county jail administrator, fulltime and part-time jail cook and two jailers will take approximately $20,500 from county coffers.
But no matter what the cost, Commissioners Court will soon have to hire these additional employees according to an out-of-court settlement agreed upon two weeks ago.
The settlement was a result of a federal suit brought against the county by former county jail inmate Robert Delgado, who claimed living conditions in the jail were unsanitary.
Delgado, who orginally was asking for $200,000 in damages, also claimed inmates did not receive proper meals or medical attention.
The main stipulation of the settlement, in which Delgado agreed to drop his charges and monetary claims against the county, was that a new county jail be constructed and ready for occupancy no later than August of 1985.
But until the new jail can be completed, commissioners are required to make immediate changes in the present jail system — such as hiring the additional employees.
County Auditor Bate Bond told commissioners Monday that the $20,488 it would cost to hire these employees would be transfered from the county’s 1981 surplus funds to the 1982 amended budget.
Commissioners, after meeting in closed session with Sheriff Walter Fellers last week, authorized
Bond to begin advertising for the new jail employees immediately.
Also after this meeting, they requested that Bond prepare a salary recommendation for the new employees.
As soon as the court has reviewed the job applicants, Bond expects that the new employees will be immediately hired.
“We’ve got to (hire them) according to the agreement that commissioners signed,” said Bond. “We have to have these people (jail employees) to implement this plan.”
Also Monday, commissioners heard from County Roads Administrator Bodo Dietert that approximately $75,900 in state lateral road funds has been spent thus far this year.
These state funds are allocated to counties for the construction and improvement of county roads.
Dietert told commissioners that of the total $85,091.34 in lateral road funds allocated to Comal County in 1981, $75,898.27 had been used on the improvement of Watson Lane (east and west) and River Road.
It has not been decided how the remaining portion of 1981 funds ($9,193.07) will be spent, Dietert noted.
His annual report on how the county spent its 1981 lateral road funds was required by the state, Dietert explained to commissioners.
In other business Monday, commissioners
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Paul Padilla poses inside an imitation television set to demonstrate that “TV Today” will be one of the topics discussed at a summer day camp Saturday. The camp
Staff photo by John Senter
will be held in conjunction with several local organizations and Trinity University. Related Story and photo. Page 2.