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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas By DAWN FAULK Associated Ross Writer HerakJ-Zettung g Sunday, August 31,1997 Q9A Agency finds many problems with Union Pacific’s safety ’daze TIM Hum Braunfels Women's Chambef conducted a “Rtalnci Star Celebritton** for Dr. lhnfth Tfwmpon e*straw ^ra* mantra ttwsraraw .wtrs^wsxra^ws mraw^rawets^si^tti^s eg^m^tosw^mra^s^s^eis ss s^NPS^^SHi^gB swerass si^B^^Bessi^sssssttiiiw*s stoics siss• asae^e^ssss ssf^sweseraf^a^toB Dr. Thompason la a general surgeon and Bm new partner Dr. Mart! Knaupper with New swgca ai spasms. more man on guests anenaeo. Ansnaing were, iv wa row vrom ten, usa Ngura Loads Rutherford, Suean PhSHpa, Stacey Goodbisad, Thompson, Knsuppsr, Sylvia Morefss, Tins Fraser, Diana Repin, Carolyn Wagner, Races Boron Luis and Mary Ealsy; second raw, Caryn Edwards. Marietta Pleater. Carol Guedrv. Sharon Crocker Joyce Hendricks. 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Photo submitted From left are Bonnie and Dick Den won Donna e ewes B'S* ew»e sme^s e^wmveeeewe iwiw wa ewa^w ea^m^wre*^ erwrrwrw MonuHDano ana uwtgni ana v*ana anciiiawaiL The Densons, who have owned Landmark Square since 1900, and who now Hue In Dallas, Texas, sold the Landmark Square real dww BBm^ft    flEhtos^yiamad^^hA^a BaOv iv Uiw MrvnOWORB Os IwOmf DVBUniaB* The currant businesses that operate within a    ^Bewe Msew See    efteA00    sAMeeJM    Bfiada LonamorK oquar* Duvtaings win ravnam ma asms—ACCENTS - Home Acceaaortsa, The Codec Hon • I Apparel, Jewelry Eccentrics, Hand Down Message and Therapy, William Edge Salon and Kyter's Kustom Kovners. The reel sat als transaction was handled by Donna Montakiano of Kroparry wianagamani KfOTossicnaia m now Braunfels. ' Ii &1 , home sales on the rise By JOHN D. MCCLAM Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh signs of a robust economy emerged Friday, but they fed concerns about a new round of inflation The Commerce Department reported that consumer spending shot up 0.8 percent in July, fastest in six months, while sales of new homes rote 0.9 percent, the third straight advisee. At the same time, the Purchasing Management Association of Chicago said its index of area business activity rose to 64.3 percent in Align*, more than recovering a slight drop to 60.6 percent in July. A reading above 50 percent indicates the manufacturing sector is expanding. The reports preceded a roller-coaster day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 104 points in early trading, dropping below 7,600 for the first time since June 26. By midmorning it recovered all the loss, only to slip again before turning up again in early afternoon. Bond prices also were lower amid fears the continued economic growth could spur the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year to prevent prices from spiraling upward. “The kind of growth we’re seeing and are likely to sec is eventually going to be too strong for the Fed," contended economist Richard Berner of the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. “The domestic economy is fundamentally extremely strong and the threat that inflation could rise is with us.” Still, analysts found signs in the reports that the current strength may betemporafy^^^^^^^^^^ LABOR DAY Arts S Crafts ShowS Salt ftoiiUtng Vkiduwfciim Nato Handcraft rn Caam!a • StomfdUaw • Jetidnj • Unique Urns • mraMf Ari • Moi Ari Wrroili OUs Furniture na amucon* Ietoile e^Vw Sa rL/UDA I, Am 3OSSjm*-. Si Sr-- 31 9 OO AM - (\iij    muum Main Pla^a N.B. Utilities Parking Lot \i ii I Ii ‘11111 ILI C ) <sVn, Cl ■    i    K    MO    I Ifs a Cellular Celebration with up to $50 in Rebates on Graber* CrystalPleat* Fatal soft, double cell shades and The Yah* Ifqsfe ™ Single Cal Shodes MMB Floors WHIM, MT Mom through S«pt IO. 1987 HEAVEN’S GATE & HELL’S FLAMES X DRMMIZED PRESENTATION YOU’LL NEVER FORGET! Ptayed befara capacity crowds * Cast el SB * Seuad sad Lighting silscta Siroday thru Tuesday, August 31, Sept IBR, 1BB7 • 7 pju.nighty Tree of Life TeUozusfiip 062 leap 337, Nev Braunfels we APMtyytMl« Msrsscy A Chadron’! Mfefcfa, Fiwidsd _far    wert    hrionaattos    cal 1030102S-B37S_ OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Many of Union Pacific’s safety problems have one simple cause — its employees are exhausted, the Federal    Rail Administration chief says. Jolene M. Molitoris    said preliminary results of a safety inspection of the nation’s largest railroad showed dangerous train maneuvers, dispatcher errors and missing freight information were the norm. Her agency is midway through a 10-day, systemwide review of Union, Pacific Railroad, prompted by a recent series of train wrecks that killed seven people. Sheer fatigue is at the root of many errors, Molitoris said Wednesday. “You have people who are waking 7 days a week, 12-plus hours a (fey with no time off. When you are that tired it makes top performance and safety assurance impossible,” she said. “And that schedule isn’t just for a week a so, it’s constant” Molitoris met with Union Pacific President Jerry Davis, who said the company plans to hire 1,500 new workers by Ok year’s end to help ease the heavy world oad. He added that employees are limited by federal laws to working 12-hour days. “We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes until we are running the safest railroad in the United States,” Davis said. Hiring more employees also would allow more dispatchers to take road trips as part of ongoing training, Davis said. The company had been criticized for training dispatchers through videos instead of letting them see the actual routes. He said the company would organize a safety team to address FRA concerns and hold a safety summit. Getting a good night’s rest won’t solve all of Union Pacific's problems. Some dispatcher errors showed a basic misunderstanding of railroad rules, Molitoris said. She pointed to a recent situation in which a dispatcher talked a tj^i/i through moves against the current of traffic, a violation of federal and company rules that require written approval for such a movement. Davis said the mistake could have resulted in a collision if it had not been immediately corrected. Union Pacific has said die merger with Southern Pacific last year has not affected productivity. But Molitoris said supervisors are 36 overloaded with administrative duties that they were not performing required routine safety checks on trains. The FRA inspection is to end next week. Molitoris said her agency will continue to work with Union Pacific on safety issues. -mw M'S. : WM LZ HCS - RADZIK FIO MINUTE I mount Looking for your Dream Home? ...Ask about our complete line of home loan products... • Adjustable rate mortgages • Fixed rate mortgages • Balloon mortgages • Down payments as low as 5 % •Pre-approvals • Product counseling • Application assistance For more information, call 608-0233 rn. FIRST STATE BANK In conjunction with Member FDIC ta Kl P We recently opened a restaurant and as many new business owners, we were concerned about doing effective "yet affordable advertising. 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