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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 20, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Group says million nuclear audit is AUSTIN AP Public Utility Commissions auditing process for the billion Cpmanche Peak nuclear power plant to ratepayer robbery because it encourages proutility a citizen group See Page 8A Competitors say first triathlon inNB a hit Simplicity was the key element in turning the first New Braunfels Triathlon into a and the races director said he would keep the same theme in next years which could be even See Page 11A United Way organizers looking You make a difference to the 1989 United Way of Comal County and organizers of this years fund drive 1 jrr i ffercnce n PagelB New Braunfels 201 707 New Texas Sun Zeituno 5 377880 5126259144 Four Sections Sunday 1989 50 Cents Four 40 Pages million increase for CISD Board to eye financial plan U A D M By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Comal Independent School District board of trustees will review the prop osed 198990 school budget with tax payers in a budget hearing Monday at 7 in the cafeteria of Frazier Elementary School at 1441 81 The proposed budget for the next school year shows a million increase with major increases for health workers compensation and CISD Business Manager Abel Campos said the new budget includes 10 additional increased career ladder payments and implementation of a revised salary schedule approved by the board in An additional million will go toward this budget Increased allocations are requested for workers compensation which is estimated to increase 30 percent from last years School administra tors will have to pay an additional for workers New National School Lunch Prog ram requirements also are demanding increased expenditures to the sum of An additional is being requested for health insurance pre miums estimated to rise 30 percent during the next school Other budget areas expected to sec substantial increases arc teaching sup plies health insurance for food service operations asphalt repair and maintenance new construction See Page 2A John McEachern writes a ticket Saturday along the Comal ParH Ranger Chris Roque and Officer Robert Parchman paddle up the Photos by Deryl Clark river on the lookout for Efforts to stop disorderly conduct along river Local officers taking to the water CAD looking at budget hike By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer New Braunfels police officers are becoming amphibious during the weekends to curb excessive drinking and disorderly conduct along the Comal And with the donation of an inflatable kayak from Rockin R River police officers float down the river trying to curb crime the The primary objective is suppression of what criminal activity we find to ensure that disor derly conduct is somewhat said John In the past two weekends four people have been arrested and other violators have been written cita A majority of the tickets are for minor in pos session of he McEachern said City Manager Paul Grohman mandated the program after citizens began com plaining of river such as disorderly beha criminal activity and Folks apparently are a little bit tired of McEachern For years that Coma River was totally uncon he We would control certain points but the river per se was just wide We have reached a stage now where that needs to be See Page 2A Coma Appraisal District board of directors will vote to adopt the dis tricts 1990 proposed budget which is approximately more than last years This years proposed budget is with a 3 percent across the board merit raise for all employees excluding Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes pending When the board approves the it will be sent to die taxing entities within the appraisal district for approval or If a majority disapproves the budget the board of directors will reduce the budget Last year the board of directors were forced to slash the oudgct after Comal County Commissioners Court disapproved the budget in May 1988 New Braunfels Independent School District followed with disapproval June 7 City of New Braunfels went thumbs down on the budget June 13 City of Garden Ridge also said no to the budget and City of Selma declined to vote on the A petition signed by 32 local citi zens recently calls for entities this See Page 2A Good day Partly and hot weather will continue on into the early part of the week with the highs expected near 100 Today will be partly cloudy and hot with high expected in the upper Tonight will be fair rather mild with lows in the mid 18D DEAR TV Stammtisch All interested persons are invited to hear State Hugh Farmer DFort Worth Tuesday at 7 at the Civic The Comal County Democrats are sponsoring the Parmer is the only announced Democratic candidate to challenge Phil Gramm for the The meeting is free and refresh ments will be Friends for Rivers will meet at Thursday night at New Braunfels National Bank meeting room to hear John Specht discuss the GBRA All interested persons are invited to The free nutrition lectures spon sored by local physicians will cover the subject of diabetes Mon day from 7 to 8 in the Gar za Street classroom of McKenna Pagt 2A Youngster learning to cope with disease By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer There are some days when a 3yearold New Braunfels boy cannot walk because his left leg is so swollen and painful that he cannot stand Raul Nicholas Aguilar suffers from KlippelTrenaunay a debilitating disease characterized by large varicosities or abnormally swol len According to his blood clots sometimes form in Nicho lass causing the lowei right extremity to swell and become The clots come up all of a sud Sandra Aguilar He got to a point where he was His leg just came out from under For almost half of Nicholass young his mother and his doctors did not know why his right leg was so purple and swollen at When Nicholas was his little toe was the only part of his body that was the disease has grown to his His family is concerned his urinary tract will be affected by dis ease Its his veins and the bone around the his mother With the bone of the knee wont work Before Nicholass mother found out what the disease she took the little boy to the hospital to no No one in the hospital could treat Theyd What happened to like I beat him or Aguilar Nicholass family carried him to Galveston during a medical confer None of the doctors knew what made the little boys leg swell and turn Deeper in debt Texas agencies asking for unnecessary loans AUSTIN AP Texas is sinking deeper into debt because state agencies are asking for bondfinanced loans they dont need or cant the head of a state watchdog agency We went from no deficit spending in this to a lot of deficit to borrowing money we dont Harry chairman of the Public Finance told the fort Worth Some examples are Two years after million in bonds were sold for a new administration building for the State Cosme tology construction is barely under A new administration building and hangars for the state Aircraft Pooling Board were built with million in borrowed money while tax dollars set aside for the project sat in a Four years after the state went million in debt to build and renovate a complex for the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Attorney state officials arent sure how or if the project will be Public Finance Authority who since 1987 See Page 2A Experts to eye drug education Raul Nicholas Aguilar Mark Statler of New Braunfels referred the worried mom to Bruce McGovem in San Anto nio who told her what was making her sons leg He then referred her to a specialist in Gustavo Stringel prescribed vascular com pression stockings to help treat Nicholass The stocking provides counterpressures to offset the existing pressure imbalance of the vascular walls in Nicholass When the normal balance of pressures is the circulation is Surgery is not an option at this point in Nicholass life because he only has one set ofveins in his leg and has no backup so the surgeon can repair the set he does According 2A Drug education law enfor cement officials and members of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association are meeting in New Braunfels this week for the Join the Move summer Association officials said the con ference is a rare opportunity for drug educauon experts from Texas and to get together with Texas business officials to study the drug educational landscape as it now exists in the The conference is a part of the groups drug education Join the which was introduced into Texas schools this The honorary chairman of the project is Alice wife of FBI director William Corporate sponsors of Join the Move include United Parcel Service and Whataburger The summer conference is sponsored by First See Page 2A Park train celebrating 20 years Local dignitaries will meet Thursday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Landa Park Mayor Doug Miller and David jLamon of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will honor the miniature train in a private ceremony in the park gazebo that Parks Director David Whatley will be pre sent as well as the current owners of the David and Stefanie After the ceremony ends at all passengers will be able to ride the train for 25 cents in commemora tion of the 20th The miniature train has been a part of the New Braun fels story since 1969 when Bill and Marjorie McCrary pur chased the bridge and switches from a previous own McCrary worked for MissouriPacific Railroad for 43 years and was able to put that experience to good use in Landa In the Schoenvogels purchased the railroad from the Three years they increased the length of the track by 40 Approximately persons annually ride the train which takes them to all areas of the The season of daily operation is Easter through Labor Day and a few days during The rest of the the train is operated only on If you look at all the miniature trains in this is one of the most scenic in the Whatley The fare is considerably lower as The normal price for a ride through the park is 80 cents for all Passen gers on the miniature train in Brackenridge park will pay See ;