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Vol. 91 - No. 234
24 Pages —2 Sections
Artificial heart saves Utah man
SALT LARK CITY API Surgeons removed Unfailing heart of a 61-year-old man today and implanted a polyurethane device in the first operation to replace a human heart with a permanent mechanical substitute. Doctors called the operation a success.
Harney Ii. Clark is being sustained entirely by his new heart," said University of Utah Medical Center spokesman Mark Sands .shortly before the operation w as completed at 6:35 a iii MST.
Another spokesman. John Dwan, said he had talked with the head of the surgical team by telephone from the operating room, and the doctor “sounded very tired but very pleased.” And the man who developed the heart said he didn’t * think it could have gone much better."
Once he recovers, Clark will spend the rest of his life connected by 6-fool-long hoses to an air compressor that sits on a w heeled cart about the size of a shopping cart Dr Chase Peterson described the attitude of the surgical staff as •cautiously optimistic.”
The critical period will come over the next two to three days. “We want to be sure we’re not developing pneumonia and that the pump is able to work well," he said.
“Mechanically, ifs entirely a success now This thing is doing w hat it is supposed to Beyond that, we have no right to say more "
Surgeons had experienced complications in the
later hours of the operation while they were weaning Clark from a heart-lung machine and placing him entirely on the new device, powered by air, said Peterson
He said Clark suffered swelling from the lungs due to an earlier heart failure and there was bleeding in the chest cavity which Peterson attributed to earlier cortisone treatments. He did not say how the swelling and bleeding complicated the operation.
Clark, a former dentist, was taken off the heart-lung machine at 4:09 a.in. The artificial heart sustaining his life makes a soft clicking sound that is audible through his chest wall.
A hospital official who asked not to be identified said surgeons experienced problems with one of the ventricles of the mechanical heart after it was implanted. Ile said possibly tissue —
impeded the flow of blood, so the ventricle was replaced
The pioneering operation was originally planned for this morning, but doctors rushed the patient to the operating table Wednesday night when his condition deteriorated rapidly, officials said
Clark, who suffers from incurable heart disease. was having serious irregular heart rhythms, said Peterson, university vice president of health sciences. He said doctors decided to operate while Clark’s heart was still pumping adequate amounts of
See NKW HK AHT. Page 12 A
Signs of fall
Fall has arrived a little late this year, but it has finally arrived, judging by the piles uf leaves turning up in yards around the city Market Plaza is no exception.
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as Utilities employee Mark Dingeldein sits on a
bench reading his magazine during lunch amid the fallen leaves and nearly bare trees.
Reagan touts free trade in speech in Brazil
BRASILIA. Brazil .AP) -President Reagan, in a two-pronged message to Brazilian business leaders, today denounced what he called counterfeit revolutionaries in Central America and decried restriction of free trade as “an ugly specter stalking the world."
Reagan sounded a call for economic cooperation between the United States and Brazil — one day after moving to ease the impact of U.S. sugar quotas here and provide a $1.2 billion loan to help Brazil restore its earlier economic grow th.
But the president’s trip to Udin America is focusing as much on Kast-West themes and troubled Central America as it is on the special problems of financially ailing Brazil.
In today ’s address, Reagan turned to a theme he used Wednesday night when he told a dinner audience, "Just as threatening as conventional armies or nuclear weapons are counterfeit revolutionaries who undermine legitimate governments and destroy sources of economic progress."
In remarks prepared for delivery to U S. and Brazilian business leaders in Sac Paulo, Reagan said:
“There is in the world today , a counterfeit revolution, a revolution of territorial conquests, a revolution of coercion and thought control where states rule behind the barrel of a gun and erect barbed wire walls not to keep enemies out. but to keep their
See BRAGAN, Page 12A
Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm today and Thursday, and cloudy and mild tonight There is a 20 percent chance of showers through Thursday.
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Tax bills will hold steady for Garden Ridge residents
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Tax-increase hearings are going on all over Comal County, but not in the City of Garden Ridge.
The new 1982 rate, set by City Council Wednesday night, is 15 cents per $100 valuation With the new property values released last month by the Comal County Appraisal District, city residents as a whole will be paying approximately the same taxes they did last year, when the rate w as 33 cents per $100
“The total taxable value of Garden Ridge is
$22,814,170." Mayor Betty MeGranahan told the council. The effective rate, figured from last y ear’s total tax levy, was 15 cents.
Garden Bulge’s 1983 budget .approved bark iii September I calls for $30,000 in tax revenues MeGranahan said the 15-cent rate would cover that. “provided we have almost IOO jieieeiit of people that pay their taxes “lf an increase is required," she added, "we’re running out of time, because we have ta have
See TAX H A I K, Page 12A
CISD tax rate hearing scheduled for tonight
Comal Independent School District patrons are urged to attend the public hearing on the 68.5 cents per $100 valuation tax rate, to start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 1421 Highway 81.
The 68 5-cent rate, passed by CIS!) trustees Nov. 23 on an 8-0 vote (trustee David Boatner was absent), does represent a 7.1 percent increase over last year’s effective tax rate of 63.635 cents per $100 valuation. However, the 40 percent homestead exemption, enacted by the board last spring, will prevent most patrons from seeing any significant changes in their tax statements.
At the Nov. 23 meeting, the board also had the option of passing a rate of 65.5 (which would have been a three percent increase over last year’s effective tax rate), and eliminated the
need for a public hearing. But legal action against the Comal County Central Appraisal District by at least one major industry in the school district virtually took away that choice.
General Portland Inc., has filed suit protesting its appraised value, tying up more than $580,000 in taxes this year. That amount subtracted from the school district’s carry-over balance would leave CISD with a continency fund of less than $58,000 at the three percent rate increase over last year’s rate.
The board’s decision to go with the 68.5-cent rate was also influenced by the fact that last year, Texas Industries Inc., followed GPI’s lead and filed suit. The two industries owe the school district about $651,000 in unpaid taxes.
On the grow
New subdivision planned for Garden Ridge area
Forest Waters subdivision, to be located on the western corner of Garden Ridge, got preliminary plat approval in City Council Wednesday night
Developer Ben Barranco, representing Ivy Oaks Properties, hopes to get final plat approval in the next week or so. A special council meeting may be called for the purpose
Bank deadlines prompted that request. “If I go past Dec. 20, I’ll have to get a whole new loan structure,” Barranco explained.
The new subdivision will contain 126 homesite* and a park area with some small lakes, which are to be stocked for fishing. Council unanimously granted preliminary approval, conditional on the following modifications recommended by the City Planning and Zoning Coin-mision:
— Plat lines are to show a 45-foot setback, as required by city ordinance.
Tree "islands” ill the circles at the end of cul-de-sac streets are to be
designated as greenspaces.
A variance was granted allow ing a 16-foot street w idth on the Tree Top lime cul-de-sac This is narrower the city minimum, but Barranco proposed to make tin* circle one-way He said a number of trees would have to be cut down to w ideo the street
Drainage easements will be regulated through deed restrictions on individual lots.
Deed restrictions will specify limited secondary access from Bat Cave and Schoenthal roads to properties bordering on those roads Barranco said this would apply to large back gales, suitable for driving recreational vehicles aud loads of dirt into the yard. There will be no main driveways leading onto Bat Cave or Schoenthal.
Barranco and Ladshaw Miller Development Company have also come up with an answer to Planning and Zoning’s worries about water pressure.
“It is my opinion that additional well capacity will Ik* needed to meet water needs in the summer months,’’
Barranco said. lf lie gets final plat approval, he has agreed to put up front money for a new well at the present standpipe location off Fairview Drive. Ladshaw-Miller, which owns and operates the water sy stem, will either reimburse his cost or give Ivy Oaks Properties an equivalent value in land.
The well (at an estimated cost of $30.IMH) to $aO,(MM) i will go iii during the utility construction phase of Forest Waters, Barranco said. “The big point is that it will bi- functional before any families move into the area ”
Hut the well will bt- Ladshaw-Miller property, and will serve the entire City of Garden Ridge.
Hon Dunlap, who works for l.ad-shaw-Miller and also serves as consultant for Ivy Oaks Properties, said the existing water system more than meets the minimum standards as set by tile Texas Department of Health. But Garden Ridge residents, with their large, well-landscaped lawns, use an unusual amount of water
See GARDEN RI DGK, Page 12A