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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas NB girls lone local basketball winners, Page JOA New BraunfelsWednesday December 30 1987 25 Cents Two Sections 20 Pages Company files suit against landfill board lf you ane flipping through the cable T\ channels on Ne* Year's I>a> you will find a few changes Sew Braunfels ( able Gommunica Bons Inc has made some lim* up changes which go into effect Jan I The channel changes will be San Antonio KKKT from JO to 18 ( SPAN from 18 to and Lifetime from 21 to 15 San Antonio KAHM will be on channel 21 Disney is on 27 ami Discovery is on 8 The changes will soon be reflected in the Herald /eilung > weekend Montage section The Comal County sportsman Association will mu have a fish fry on Jan I because of the holiday Here s a New 5 ear s resolution for you stop smoking And the Im a1 unit of the American ( ancer s** lety is going to make it easy ami vheap for you with a free stop smoking Clink Jan 3 7 12 and 14 at the DU Hinger Memorial Library meeting room The sessions are open to the public am! begin each night at 7 p rn ('all 625 9111 exten Mon is I to let them know you d like Jo go Members of the Magk Knight Afrit'an V loiet va lety will display assorted varieties of \fru an \ loiets and conduct an edrn at tonal seminar from yam to 5 p rn on Jan y at schul/ Nursery in downtown Marion The menders will be av suable all day to share their growing sn ms and answer any /uestkins you may have Admission is free amt everyone is invited to .■aw New Braunfels Amen*. an ta Hon Of Retired Persona will twgin training counselors for its annual income ta\ preparation aid pro gram Thr training will begin Jan ll at Dittlmger Memorial Library kiter the 24 hours of training volunteers will help senior cill/ens low im omr ami handicapped per suns with their 1\*C tux returns Lur more informal nm or to sign up for the course call A ale Kalmans at 62 •d'M Ktgierl Miller at *3o.71 or I-rank Mmghtoff at * 3 Norma I arilli of New Braunfels graduated with a bachelor of business adm mist rat urn from the V bool of Business at Southwest Te\a> state I ni’ersitv and Sharon Kav Pfeuffer VS a tson graduated with a bat beior of science in home ecunomtct from the School of \p plied Arts and Technology during lies ty i ere monies However th** university s staff did not im lode their names in th** list of rn en I graduates which was published in Tuesda y % Herald /enwig t on gravitations to Carlin and Matson ans w av By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A Liwsuit seeking mort* than $200 000 in specified damages has been filed in district court here against the Comal County Solid VS aste Control Board stemming from the sale earlier this year of the city county landfill Capital City Leasing Inc and Bill Gaston Inc both of Austin are seek mg Si7e 7bI BO from the board as payments outstanding on two pieces of equipment a loader and a scraper acquired by the bourd in June 1986 They also are seeking recover, of SJO,OOO in legal fees The equipment was returned to Capital City leasing after more than $14 OOO in repairs to the equipment were made by the board following the July 24 sale of the landfill to Waste Management Inc of San Antonio for $7'4 i • * The petition states that on June IO 1986 the county entered into a four year lease purchase agreement with Capital City leasing at an agreed price of $235 682 .18 at monthly rates of $4 yio 05 on that day the leasing firm assigned all its rights to title and in terest in the lease to Bill (baston Inc The suit contends that payments stopped rn July of this year and that the contract was defaulted when funds were not appropriated for fiscal I BBT-HH Two of the three members of the county landfill board ontacted this morning said they were comfortable that the contract with Capital City leasing and Bill (Hasten Inc was properly terminated because proper notice was given and because repairs were made to return the equipment to condition in which it was received Meanwhile monies from the pur chase of the landfill remain in seven separate interest-bearing accounts drawing 7 I percent interest The money which both the city and county agreed would be evenly divided will remain in those accounts until the landfill books are closed We feel comfortable with it ' said Commissioner Lorenzo Yankee ( amarillo the Comal County representative to the board It s a matter now of being a legal problem It stated in the contract that if no monies were appropriated the con tract would be null and void They need to look at that stipulation City Manager Joe Michie although he had not seen the petition said today “The matter of the lease obliga Hor was discussed in a meeting of the landfill board The board felt we had met JI legal obligations and taken proper steps to cancel the lease " (’omai County Judge Fred Clark who presided over the board was out of town today and unavailable for comment The solid Waste Control Board is an entity separate from the county and city of New Braunfels and See LAWSUIT Page 2A Coming Friday Top stories in New Braunfels and across the state will be reviewed in the New Year s Day edition of the Herdld-Zeitung Cloudy sku*s will prevail this holiday with a cloudy high today of 57 and southeast winds at 15 mph It ll tie cloudy tonight with a chaine of showers and a low of 48 at ay mg mostly cloudy Thurs day with a slight chance of ram and a high of 57 Thurs day night 'I low will drop to 3 with a northeast wind of 15 mph The weekend outlook shows cooler temps with slight chances for rainTin Menu Cl ASMI It I)    6 SB COMICS    SA CROSSWORD    3A MAR AMY............... 9A ENTERTAIN MINT    9A HOROSCOPE    SA KALEIDOSCOPE    I 6B OPINIONS................ 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SA MUTHER.................2ABusinesses closing up for holiday Residents are busy making New Sear s resolutions arui preparing lur the end of 19H7 Businesses anti government offices will tie getting ready bv closing their offices to observe the holiday At New Braunfels City Hall employees will have two days off both New Year s Five and New War s Day. making for a four day weekend Cartage will tie collected New A ear' Kve and w ill not be picked ap New Year's Dav Comal County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday and Texas Department of Buhl ic Safety offices and driver license office will bt* closed New Year's Day The Yew Braunfels Herald Zeilung will close its doors to the public at 3 p rn Thursday as staff members prepare the New Year's Day edition of the newspaper The office will reopen Jan 4 at 8 Jo a rn The New Year's Day edition will be delivered by 7 30 a rn and the cir ciliation offices will be open uml ,! a rn that day Ghost of Christmas past N BU board approves adjustment schedule Br SARAH DUKE Stat* triter New Braunfels Utilities came one step closer Tuesday to changing local rates for utility customers The NBL Board of Trustees ap proved a resolution to adjust water sewer and electric rates and New Braunfels City Council will consider the resolution during its Jan 25 meeting Also the council is ex peeled to hold a special workshop with utilities officials to study the details of the rate adjustment which would mean an increase of roughly $2 per customer Some customers would pay as much as $4 more under the proposed rate structure NBL’ General Manager Rob Sohn said the adjustment in ihe rate structure is not necessarily an increase or decrease but simply an attempt to remove a long running subsidy of the water and sewer systems by the elec tnt a1 system ' What we've done is prepare a cost-of-serv ice schedule We feel like there needs to be an adjustment made to make the water and sewer systems stand on their own two feet We re actually proposing a reduction in electncity rates Sohn said Part of the package would include a rate increase rn sewer and water " Currently surplus electrical rates of roughly $%o OOO subsidize the water and sewer rates Sohn said TXI and General Portland New Braunfels' largest industries both use NBL s electrical serv ices but do not use NBL water or sewage ser vices Those mdustnes will see a decrease in electrical charges which had been used to cover expenses for other cerv ices .sohn has said that the industries have threatened a lawsuit regarding the charges because part of the fees See ADJUSTMENT Page 2A Three businesses get Jesse Guerrero Ne* Braunfels Parks a^d parks department along Aith Ne* Braunfels Recreation Department s paf* superintendent Utilities and the city 'ire department is spon-looks over one o# the remnants of Christmas soring the first Christmas Dee recycling project Adding to be turned to ” u :h rn c e Landa Raf ► though Monday coca residents may drop off pacing lot ne*: the Otympc-size pool The their trees at the park -Photo by Deryi C ark Suspect in mass homicide fled incest charges, relatives say Kl SKULL A ILLE: Ark AP \ man linked to one of Ament a s wont matkt Killing" was des* nbed by enraged relative*, av a wile abusing recluse who once wa" charged with irkevi and his sister in law said vou knew he was capable of the It slav mgs K Gene Sim mons sr 47 was or-lered field without bond Tuesday in connection with two of th*- killings atrnut the same time authorities started to uncover the t«odie" of nine reiatives in a shallow grave and in the trunk of two tars near his rural bonne Five other slain family members were found in the home Monday after a 45 minute shooting >pree in downtown Russellville in which two people were killed and four others wounded Russellville Police Thief Herb Johnston filed information Tuesdav accusing Simmons of two counts of c apital murder and four of attempted capital murder stemming from Mon day s shootings The actual charges probably will not tie flied for at least two days said Pope Lountv Sheriff Jim Holm The retired Air Force master sergeants 4o vear-old wife Reeky was among the dead found Tuesday Bolin said See SUSPECT Page 2A disaster loan approval Bt DAVID MAY StaM Arder Federal small Business Administration officials said this week that three of the 2U applications submitted to date by Comal County businesses for economic disaster relief loans have been approved with loans totaling $55 5oo Of the remaining applications ll have been rejected and six still are pending Comal County was approved for federal disaster loans earlier this year through the efforts of County Judge* Fred Clark and Commis sinners Court The loans are to aid businesses impacted by spring rams and summer flooding conditions SBA officials in October set up offices in the courthouse annex and reported that nearly So persons more than twice that expected pick ed up loan applications Deadline for filing is July 8 ‘There are several reasons the ap plications have been turned down ” said Rick Schultz an official with the SBA office in Grand Prairie “Some were turned down because of their inability to repay the loan They were on their last leg so to speak with no light at the end of the tunnel Some applications for loans were not tied into the disaster and wert* seeking relief for other problems,” he said Two months of torrential rams in May and June caused dangerous flooding conditions along the Guadalupe River and brought Ca nyon Lake s reservoir level to an all-time high just inches below the un controlled spillway More than 3t» inches of rain fell rn the two-month period and kept thousands of annual summer visitors to the lake and river away causing See LOANS Page 2APark Department employees pour the concrete tor the foundation of a new picnic shelter in Landa Park. (Photo by Deryl Clark) Department upgrading pavilions By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Three picnic shelters in Landa Park will have a new look come spr mg The three shelters are being rebuilt or renovated to make the facilities safer and more attractive for park visitors The renovation project began when the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department used capital improvement funds accumulated last season through an ad ditional users fee Parks Director David Whatley said the project expanded when he had city building inspectors take a look at the remaining shelters One shelter, No 6 was in such poor shape because of termite damage that the inspectors recommended it be tom down We pulled off the decorative stuff off and we found out why there was so much decorative stuff there it was hiding the termite damage," Whatley said adding that the shelter’s roof sagged and leaked See PARK, Pave JA ;