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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Officials looking at cracks in jet engine WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation of the United Airlines DC-10 crash in Sioux City, Iowa, is looking into whether the engine breakup may have been triggered by cracks in its fan assembly, officials a>    See    Page    3 Parents file lawsuit for abuse    of children EDINBURG (AP) — Sexual and physical abuse allegedly committed against 28 pre-school children at a city-operated day care center in Laredo continued even after parents complained about their children’s injuries, according to a lawsuit. See Page 5 * i 1 ,    r :• -it '• V*>. \\V McMahon sent to SD, plays Bears Saturday LAKE FOREST, 111. (AP) — Quarterback Jim McMahon, who led the Chicago Bears to the 1986 Super Bowl championship, has been traded to the San Diego Chargers on the eve of Saturday’s exhibition game between two teams. See Page 7 New Braunfels sn-WF £■. rr M — TvH~’ ' —' .  nrvupl ! OM qyTT*rp 30 0 pT I NGT OM , jay Aug. 18, 1989 25 Cents One Section, 12 Pages No, if you need to get through West San Antonio Street in the next few days, you don’t have to get out of your car and walk in the ditch, but you will have to take a detour through the area’s neighborhoods. Work on the drainage improvement project in the San Antonio-Santa Clara area is nearing completion as workers are starting on the curb and gutter portion of the project. Construction is expected to be completed by October. (Photos by Deryl Clark) Good day Prices show slight hike Another hot weekend with a    ...  ...... slight chance for late afternoon    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer mflalion rose a showers is on tap for the area    modest 0.2 percent in July, held down by the sharpest drop There is a 20 percent chance of    in gasoline prices in nearly three years, die government widely scattered showers today said today. with a high of 99 degrees    increase    in the Labor Department’s Consumer Tonight will be partly cloudy with    Inc*cx    lasl    monlh matched the gain in June. Together, a low of 75 degrees. It will be    the two reprts showed the mildest two-month inflation pic- more of the same throughout the    lure since July-August 1986 and marked a sharp contrast weekend with highs near IOO and    to surging prices rn the first five months of the year, lows in the mid 70s    Even    recenl    slowdown,    prices    for    the    first seven months of 1989 rose at a 5.5 percent annual rate, Inside:    more than a full percentage point higher than the 4.4 per- CLASSIFIED.............................9-12    cent increases in both 1988 and 1987. COMICS.......................................  8    The Labor Department said the most recent dampening CROSSWORD...............................3    of cost pressures reflected drops in prices of gasoline and DEAR ABBY.................................4    apparel, particularly women’s clothing, and a modest rise ENTERTAINMENT.........................4    in food costs. HOROSCOPE    8    Gasoline prices, after shooting up 21.2 percent in the RELIGIOUS FOCUS    6    *"irsl *"lve monlhs ^ ycar* ^ in June and dropped an sports     7    additional 2.2 percent in July, the sharpest decline since TV LISTINGS    8    October 1986. Weather ......................... 2    However, fuel oil costs rose 1.5 percent lasl month, ..........................................................................reversing June’s decline of 1.2 percent, and natural gas was up 0.5 percent. Food and beverage costs rose a moderate 0.3 percent in July following a 0.2 percent June gain. That was a marked By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer A Comal County District Court jury said a former radiologist at McKenna Memorial Hospital should not be held financially responsible for a 13-ycar-okl’s permanently dislocated elbow. The 11-woman, one-man jury deliberated Thursday afternoon for two hours concerning a lawsuit filed against Dr. William K. Brown by Lloyd Stahl of Comal County on behalf of his son, Jonas. The jury returned saying Brown was negligent, but did not award the plaintiff any money. District Court Judge Ralph Caton presided over the trial. See JURY, Page 2Council voices recycling views Stammtisch moderation I rom die first five months of the year, when the lingering effects of last year’s drought sent food prices up at a 9.3 percent annual rate. Cereal products, beverages and sweets all roi-e substantially, but they were offset by a 0.7 percent drop in the index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs. Clothing costs were down 0.8 percent last month, following a Ll percent decline in June. Prices for women’s and girls’ apparel fell 2.0 percent and those for infants and toddlers dropped 4.8 percent. The Labor Department attributed the declines to largcr-than-usual end-of-the-season price discounts for women’s clothing. The price of goods and services other than food and energy rose 0.4 percent, driven up by a 2.0 percent gain for tobacco but dampened by a 0.4 percent decline for new cars. The various changes in July left the overall Consumer Price Index at 124.4 percent of its 1982-84 base. That means a hypothetical selection of goods costing SKX) during the base period would have cost $ 124.40 in July, up 30 cents from June. The moderation in consumer prices had been expected by economists and was sure to be greeted as good news al the Federal Reserve Board, which had been raising interest rates in order to slow the economy. By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Recycling is fast becoming a hot topic at city council meetings across lite United States and New Braunfels leaders also arc starting to investigate tho benefits. “We really haven’t gotten into any in-dcpih study about it — the goods and the bads about it — but I think we as individuals arc going to have lo probably in the near future do something about it,” said District 2 Coun-cilmember Loraine Kraft. District 3 and District 4 council-membcrs Amo Becker and Eddie Temple said they will study the issue more. An organized group of about 30 people — calling themselves Recycling New Braunfels — arc also studying the issue and plan to educate the public of recycling benefits and work with the city toward possible curb-side recycling in the future. City Manager Paul Grohman said curb-side recycling — where a collector travels lo households to collect goods such as glass, aluminum and paper — will cost about $ I per house hold per month. “I haven’t studied it enough to know how costly it will be or how cost-effective it will be, but I think it’s something that we need to take very seriously and study very thoroughly,” Kraft said. The recycling effort will be costeffective in the long run by eliminating the amount of trash going into landfills and into waterways, parks and highways, officials say. Some local governments are beginning to ban products such as plastic foam cups and plates because they contribute to the amount of trash going into landfills and are not biodegradable. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., city councils passed ordinances earlier this year banning non-degradable, non-returnable, non-recyclable packaging. Minneapolis City Council-mcmber Steve Kramer, who initiated the ordinance, was unavailable for comment this morning. The Irvine, Calif., city council also voted this year to ban use of all plastic foam made with chlorofluorocarbons — CFCs — to halt the use of die ozone-depleting chemical. Persons interested in reviewing the Comal Independent School District’s proposed budget for the 1989-90 fiscal year may pick up a copy today at the district’s Central Administration office at 1421 U.S. 81 E. Taxpayers in the Comal ISD will have an opportunity to express their views to the board of trustees when the district holds its annual budget hearing Monday at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Frazier Elementary School at 1441 U.S. 81 E. in New Braunfels. Following input and discussion, the board of trustees will adopt a budget for the 1989-90 school year at this meeting. Another special board meeting will be Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Central Administration office to take a record vote on the tx rate for the yer. A record vote is required when it is anticipated that the effective tax rate will be increased by more than 3 percent. The special meeting precedes the regular monthly meeting of the school board at 7:30 p.m.... The Comal Ladies Monday Afternoon Bowling League will hold its organizational meeting for the fall league Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Comal Bowl. Ladies are nettled to fill the league and if you arc interested, call Maxine Reininger at 625-3674 or Comal Bowl for more information, or just attend the meeting.... Overstuffed bookshelves? Recycle those unwanted books by donating them to the Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library’s fall book sale Oct. 6 and 7. To have your books picked up, call Lucille Douma at 629-3048 or Blanche Sanders at 625-0520....Judge adds time to probation term A New Braunfels wonian saw her probation terms extended Thursday in Comal County District Court while a New Braunfels man found out he will have to spend one year in jail. Comal County District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer extended die probation term for Maria Hernandez, 40, from three to IO years. Hernandez was judged guilty of welfare fraud. Robert Leos, 34, went into court as an enhanced criminal and received one year of jail for theft charges. He was also given a work release after 90 days. Judge Pfeuffer heard cases again Friday including cases involving possession of a controlled substance and theft of livestock.Deputies training for security surveys In an effort to curb burglaries in the county, Comal County sheriff’s deputies will be trained in the years to come to provide residents with professional home security surveys. Deputy David Taylor is the first of die deputies to complete a 100-hour crime prevention course, conducted by the Texas Crime Prevention Insti tute at Southwest Texas State University. The specialized training includes learning crime prevention techniques for both personal and property protection. Taylor is now certified by the State See SURVEY, Page 2Ammo truck explodes ROCK SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A truck hauling 800,OOO rounds of military aircraft ammunition caught fire early today, with exploding shells forcing partial closure of the main north-south highway running between Phoenix and northern Arizona. One person was critically injured and another was missing. “We know there was a man and a woman in the vehicle; we believe they were husband and wife,” said Sgt. Allan Schmidt, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. “Somehow, the gentleman was either thrown free or got out. He’s in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital...and we have not, as yet, discovered the See EXPLOSION, Page 2 What a tangled web Spiders don’t seem to mind the summer heat as they spin webs in nooks and crankies. This female spider spent a couple of days preparing her new home in the corner of a resident’s back porch.TV film to focus on springs New Braunfels residents interested in learning more about die Comal Springs can watch a program on cable television devoted to the local phenomena next week. According lo Mark Morrison, manager of New Braunfels Cable, the film “Cool Clear Waters” will be shown from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. and 6:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 21 dirough Aug. 25 on Cable Charmel 31. “We are pleased to have die opportunity to show this unique film and provide this public service to the viewers of New Braunfels,” he said. “Cool Clear Waters” is part of the Texas film series which highlights natural wonders of Texas and was produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Hie film’s focus is on the Comal and San Marcos springs and deals with the continuing usage of the Edwards Aquifer. “'The Comal Springs are a significant natural wonder, and important to us not only for its great beauty but the economic benefits to our area," said David Whatley, director of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department. The Comal is the largest spring in the Southwestern United States, and the Comal and San Marcos springs are the only remaining springs in Texas. City Manager Paul Grohman said, “We are pleased to have this public information provided through die Sn FILM, Pag* 2 Detour ahead Doctor not financially responsibleJury decides damage suit ;

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