New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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By ROSE MARIE EASH Heraltf-Zeltung
In hie second address on the Senate floor, Senator Bob Krueger rose to support Senate Bill 5, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
This legislation entitles eligible working parents to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year," Krueger said. "That’s unpaid leave. We need to keep in mind that’s unpaid leave. That’s all they’re entitled to under this bill."
In a 67-33 vote the Senate rejected the Republican alternative to Senate Bill 5. That plan would have made the leave optional and would give tax breaks to companies that do provide the benefits. Senate Bill 6 was introduced by Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn. and the Senate started debating it Tuesday.
According to Krueger it exempts 95 percent of all employers nationwide — those with less than 50 employees. The General Accounting Office estimates the legislation will cost affect-od businesses $5 a year per employee.
Republican Senators Kit Bond of Missouri and Dan Coates of Indiana helped draft the bill and through their efforts employers can request medical certification from employees who seek leave for their own illness or figt of a relative. The bill also allows companies to recover the cost of health insurance premiums paid while employees are on leave if they do not return to work.
The National Federation of Independent Business said in a written statement that mandated family leave would mean fewer opportunities for women and low-skilled workers.
"What American families need today is a stable economy, not new regulations that will threaten the survival of their employers," said John Motley, vice president of NFIB.
Motley referred to a Gallup poll which he said provided "dear evidence” that women of child-bearing age and low-skilled workers will bear the brunt of government-man-dated family and medical leave policies.
The survey said nearly half of small-business owners questioned would hesitate to I hire young women and would cut low-skilled jobs if Con | grass passes thelawrequir ing employers to offer unpaid leave. *Sexual assault under investigation
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
New Braunfels police are investigating a sexual assault reported last week by the employee of a medical office on the east side of the city, Chief Dick Headen said today.
Investigators are moving toward obtaining an arrest warrant for a suspect in the
Big names to attend 27th TLC
By DAVID SULLENS Herald-Zeltung
The list of participants confirmed for the 27th Annual Texas Legislative Conference sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce reads Hke a Who’s Who of Texas politics and business.
Members of the TLC Arrangements Committee, meeting emily Thursday morning, were briefed by Chairman Bill Cone and Chamber President Tom Purdum on the status of the conference program and on participants who have been confirmed.
A Texan of the Year Reception will honor longtime Texas political figure Barbara Jordan. The reception is Mardi 25 at the Civic Center. The Conference gets under way March 2f.
Its theme is "Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs,” and economist and forecaster M. Ray Perryman, Ph.D., of Perryman Consultants Inc., will be its first speaker.
A panel on "Job Creation at foe State Lever will be headed by Cassandra Carr, vice president for external affairs for Southwestern Bell Telephone and chairman of the Texas Department of Human Services.
Confirmed as participants on th st panel Eddie Caverns, who by the time of the conference is expected to have been confirmed as chairman of the Tuxes Employment Commission; John N. Crutchfield HI, manager of economic development for Central Power and Light Co., and chairman of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Texas Department of Commerce and the Texas Industrial Development Council; and William E. Hobson, senior vice president of operations for Luby^s Cafeterias Inc., and chairman of the board of the Texas Association of Business.
With David Allex, president of the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce presiding, a panel on Mob Creation at the Local Lever will include Mario Hemandes, president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and first vice president of the Texas Industrial Development Council; and Lorraine Perryman, mayor of the City of Odessa.
The conference will conclude with a luncheon at which U.8. Son. Bob Krueger, D-New Braunfels, is to speak on "The National Perspective on Job Creation.”
case, Headen said.
The incident occurred after regular office hours when all other office employees had left for the day, according to police.
The victim, alone in the office, was in the process of closing when the male suspect approached her and questioned her about the possibility of making an appointment, Headen said.
The employee allowed the man admission to the office.
Shortly afterward, he assaulted her, Headen said.
"She was locking the door and she let the man in and when he was inride he asked to use the rest room,” Headen said.
"She left the keys in the door,” Headen said. “When he came back, he locked the door and took the keys, then took her in
the beds and sexually assaulted her” Headen said police are not sure why the assailant chose the medical office.
Investigator Mike Osborne,the lead detective in die case, is currently trying to obtain a warrant for the arrest of the suspect, Headen said.
“(Osborne) has identified a suspect,” Headen said. "We're optimistic well be able to capture the guy shortly.”
Garden Ridge officials discuss May election
By BARY P. CARROLL Herald TsBiioq
The Garden Ridge City Council discussed plans for the upcoming May I election at its regular meeting Wednesday night
The Council adopted a resolution ordering the May I election, approved the appointment of an election judge and set the compensation rate for the election judge and the clerks.
The Council also approved the appointment of Regina Hillis as a deputy city secretary for the purpose of serving as the early voting
Current City Secretary Carolyn Clawson will be tendering her resignation effective April 15, which frill leave the city without an early voting clerk. However, die council’s approval of Hillis will allow her step into that position vacated by Clawson without the city having to spend the time searching, interviewing and hiring a new city secretary before the election.
Some council members voiced their concern that such an allowance was not allowed florin the city codes, but Clawson assured them that
Hillif duties and pay would remain the same, with only a change in the position’s job title.
Three positions on the Garden Ridge City Council Bist will have to be filled indude the mayor's seat and two council member positions.
Currently, no one has declared their candida^ for apy of file positions, and Mayor Jay P. Minikin said also that he wouldn't know whether he will run until the filing deadline in March.
Kennady to run for city council seat
Jan Kennady of New Braunfels has announced her intention to file for the candidacy of one of three at-large city council seats in the upcoming May election.
The 13-year resident of New Braunfels died her* experience in numerous volunteer efforts as a starting point for her involvement in avie government
T have dedicated the past 13 years to fiill-time volunteer work,” Kennady said. This civic involvement has given me the opportunity to help improve the community’s quality of life and become acquainted with many hard-working, caring people.
“I think I have an ability to listen to people. And I have the integrity to be objective" she srid.
Her volunteer efforts include sering as past president of several community organisations, including the Community Service Center, the New Braunfels Republican Womens’ Club, the Texas Academy of
Family Physicians Auxiliary and Hospice New Braunfols.
She has served ae a past officer for the Human Society and Homespun for Developmentally Delayed Children.
Kennafiy is the wifo of a New Braunfels physician, Dr. Don 8. Kennedy. The couple ars members of the New Braunfols Presbyterian Church.
Issues Kennedy said she would like to explore if elected indude crime control, the environment and use of taxpayer dollars.
“I think it is the culmination of my volunteer work," she said. "I want to do what I*ve been doing on a larger scale. And I think I know what the community wants.
“If elected to this position, lam prspared to devote my energy and apply my skills to represent the people to the best of ray ability,” Kennady said.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Key Konnon, Jessica Bridges, Salome Armendaris, Mike Noble, Dylan 8aur and Christy Diane n**K«gLssgut of Womtn Voters
All dtisens, 18 years of ago or older, are invited to attend the organisational meeting of the League of Women Voters for the Comal County area Thursday, Fob. 25, at 7 p.m. at Victoria Bank and
Trust, 1000 N. Walnut The league is a non-partisan political organisation which encourages the informed and active participation of dtisens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Eve^n Bonavite, president of the Texas League of Women Voters, will offer help in organisation and direction. For more information call Darlene Hicks at 629-5167."Wurst Dinner”
Cress Lutheran Church,' 169 8. Hicko
ry, invite Winter Texans to “Wurst Dinner" during its 65th Anniversary Sunday, Fab. 7, Anorn 5:30 to 8 p.m.
By-lsw ehangss The New Braunfels Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2999 will have file second reading of the new by-laws changes. on Fob. 16. Some of the by-laws changes effect the dues, secretary office, ritual team and delegate expenses. Mvubtrt’ input into these changes is needed. They effect all members.
Christian Woman's Club The New Braunfols Christian Women's Chib invitee all area women to. a special Valentine's Day Coffee Tuesday. Bsh. 9, Anorn 9:30 • 11:30 arn at Forke’s 8tore in Conservation Plasa on Church Hill Dr. Music will be provided by the speaker, Charlotte Wilson, a professional singer from Austin. Thoro will be no charge, but donaUons to defray costs will be accepted, and reservations ara necessary. Call 6205205 or 829-3688. A free nursery is evadable by ealhng 8205929.
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