New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245Rogers won't run again; fifesBy DANA STELL Staff writer
A second candidate Friday filed for the April 6 City Council race, while another incumbent announced he would not seek reelection.
Edward Sciantarelii, a local dentist, will run for the District 4 seat to be left vacant by two-term incumbent Joe Rogers.
“I’m not going to run,” Rogers said Friday afternoon. “I said at the onset that if I was fortunate enough to serve six years, I thought that was enough and I want to stick to that.
“I have a new Job now and I need to dedicate my time to that," Rogers continued. "And I need to re-acquaint myself with my wife.”
Rogers was named principal of Smithson Valley High School last summer.
District 4 incumbent O.A. Stratemann Jr. could not run again because he does not live in that district. Former mayor George Erben filed for that seat on Feb. ll.
Rogers said of his service on the Council that he is most proud of the way the city has tried to control its growth. “And we have made forward motion on our parks — in preserving lands Park,” he said.
Rogers pointed out that the police department has grown and the city has finally come up with a good pay schedule, which gives employees an incentive to stay with the city.
The former high school band director said he hopes to have some input on the upcoming city bond issue and is “so proud I could serve the people who elected me.”
Sciantarelii, 35, said he wants to maintain the quality of life available in New Braunfels. “I’ve been here nine years and have been involved in quite a few different organizations,” he said.
“I’ve watched New Braunfels grow and grow and I’m concerned about the type of growth we’re having.”
Sciantarelii said business growth is important to a city’s economy, but he said he wants to preserve the quality of New Braunfels.
One of Sciantarelii’s main concerns is the preservation of water. ‘‘I’m concerned about the pumping of the Edwards water,” he said. ‘‘If you don’t have water, you’re up a creek, so to speak — a dry creek. We’ve got to do something to increase our re-charge.”
The local dentist said he believes the time
is right for the city's proposed bond issue. “I think the bond issue is going to be a very important thing to come up,” he said. "It’s needed, there's no question about that. We need to raise taxes, you have to provide services as the city grows.”
Sciantarelii is a Corpus Christi native. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1971 and from UT Dental school in 1975. During a nine-month practice in San Marcos, he began practicing here with Dr. Mitchell Sacco. He moved here in 1976.
Candidates may file in the city secretary's office in city hall during business hours until March 6.
Haydon to get artificial heart
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Murray P. Haydon, a retired autoworker and avid student of history, goes into the history books himself Sunday when he becomes the third human recipient of a permanent artificial heart.
The experimental operation will be the second in three months performed at Humana Hospital Audubon by Dr. William C. DeVries, the only surgeon authorized to implant manmade hearts in humans.
Haydon, 58, suffers from idopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease that progressively has weakened and enlarged his heart muscle, leading to poor blood circulation, said his cardiologist, Dr. Jerome l^acy.
The cause of Haydon’s illness, diagnosed in 1981 and treated four years with medication, is unknown. His heart began deteriorating rapidly in January and he has lost 20 to 25 pounds in the past three weeks, Lacy said.
Dr. Allan M. lansing, medical director of the Humana Heart Institute International, said Haydon was the best implant patient he had seen.
“I feel much more confident than I
did with Mr. Schroeder,” he said, referring to Humana’s first artificial heart patient. “I have a good feeling about this patient and I believe Dr. DeVries does also.”
Humana spokesmen had said that Haydon would live Just ‘‘a matter of days” without the implant.
But at a news conference Saturday evening, Lansing said: “It is possible he might live two or three weeks as he is now. He would be unlikely to get out of hospital... until he died.”
Lansing also said he believes Haydon’s experience with the manmade heart would be a more adequate test of the research project than the first two patients, because he has not suffered a heart attack and his other organs are healthy.
The grandfather of five, including a grandson born Friday at Audubon, is bedridden and extremely weak.
Haydon spent a quiet Saturday. He was taken in a wheelchair to see his new grandson. “He was all excited,” said Bob Irvine, Humana’s director of public relations.
He was scheduled to be wheeled into the operating room about 6:30See HEART, Page IZA
New Braunfels High students, some dad in jackets and ties, applaud during player in troductions at Friday's New Braunfels Canyon basketball shootout. The game was classy too,
as Canyon won in three overtimes Despite the loss, the Unicorns are district champs, and Canyon remained in the playoff picture with the win Sports, Page 8AZamora files in NBISD
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
A parent who helped shape New Braunfels ISO, including the 5 single-member districts now in place, filed Friday as a candidate in NBISD’s
District I race.
Aguinaldo (Nayo) Zamora, a resident of New Braunfels since 1951,
has no opponent yet for the school trustee position now held by incumbent Rudy Reimer. District I includes the West End.
Reimer, who was elected before the single-member districts were in place, will not run again from District I because he does not live in the district.
The federal lawsuit that Zamora was a plaintiff in clanned that minority candidates were discriminated against by having all trustees run at-large. The suit ended with a settlement that created five single-member districts and two at-large positions on the board of trustees
The two at-large positions will also be up for election April 6 The filing deadline for all trustee positions is
See NBISD, Page IZA
SMU 72# Louisville 64 Texas Tech 52, Arkansas 50 Texas A&M 67, TCU60 Texas 75, Baylor 72
Gunslingers wallop Denver
—Details in Sports
Postal rates go up today
U.S.MAIL ° r (see below)
A game to shout about
—Canyon wins in 3 OTs, Page 8A
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Vol. 94 —No. 35
February 17,1985 60 Cents
68 Pages — 6 Sections
22 cents needed to mail letter
WASHINGTON (AP > — The cost of mailing a letter rises Sunday from 20 cents to 22 cents, the first increase in first-class postage in 34 years.
Virtually all classes of mail were increasing in price by an amount similar to the 13 percent increase in first-class rates. Postcards rise from 13 cents to 14 cents arid sending a package by parcel post increases 11.4 percent. Overall, rates increase by about 9 percent.
Postmaster General Paul Carlin has said he hopes that the next rate increase will not be needed for three years or perhaps even longer.
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oil Monday, is will bank workers. Schools will be open as usualToday's Weather
It will be mostly sunny today, becoming partly cloudy tonight and Monday. Winds will be northeasterly at 18*15 mph today, decreasing to 5-10 mph tonight and Monday. Today’s high will be in the upper 80s, with a low tonight in the low 30* and a high on Monday near 70.
No worse for wear
Levin in good health after 11-month ordeal
Qty Hall will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day; however, Comal County Courthouse will remain open. Monday’* garbage run will take place Thursday. United States Post Office employees also will be
FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) — A U.S. Air Force doctor pronounced American TV correspondent Jeremy I^vm in ‘ good health” Saturday despite the ll months I^vin reported spending chained in solitary confinement in lebanon.
But the Air Force said I^evin, who was the Beirut bureau chief for Cable News Network when he was kidnapped las! March 7, would not meet journalists before he goes home.
“Today (Saturday), Mr. U*vm is in good health and there should be no reason to curtail his return to the United States,” said a statement read by Lt. Col. Bill Johnson, a spokesman for the U S. Air Forces in Europe.
‘‘His departure date has not been
Ivevin said he had been treated “miserably” during his captivity — held in chains and in solitary confinement.
established as yet,” Johnson said by telephone from the Air Force Regional Medical Center in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where Levin underwent a medical examination.
I,evin, 52, was admitted to the hospital for a routine checkup late Friday after arriving at the U.S. Air Force’s Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt from Damascus, Syria, aboard an executive jet chartered by
Cable News Network.
After an emotional welcome from his wife Lucille, her son Clarence, her daughter Clare and other family members, I^evin was driven to the hospital in Wiesbaden, about 20 miles west of Frankfurt.
lA?vin told reporters he felt “fantastic, just fantastic” on arrival at Rhein-Main Air Base He has been in seclusion at the hospital since then.
Johnson said the decision to keep l^vin away from reporters was not prompted by an anonymous telephone threat from an Islamic extremist group to execute one of the Americans it claims to be holding in liebanon.
See LEVIN, Page IZA
Child advocate program touted to help victims of sexual abuse
A child advocacy program will begin soon in Comal County, one result of a meeting Saturday to iron out differences among those who work on child abuse cases.
The Comal County Child Welfare Board will be looking for volunteers who wish to receive training to become child advocates.
“In some child abuse cases where the parents are so emotionally involved in the situation, the child needs someone there just for him,” Cindy Reman, president of the child
welfare board, explained.
Reman called the meeting to work out differences between ail the people concerned in child abuse cases. Those attending included District Attorney Bill Schroeder, County Attorney Bill Reimer, New Braunfels detective Ray Douglas, sheriff’s investigator Dennis Koepp, Department of Human Resources caseworkers, their supervisor and the DHR attorney, and two local physicians Dr. Timothy Owens and Dr. Kenneth Teufel.
Reimer said the child advocate has a legal status if appointed by the court to represent the child’s interest in court.
But many times abuse cases are resolved without going to court. The child advocate is not an investigator, but would establish a relationship with the child and the family, visit the home, explain court procedures to the child and possibly offer the court another perspective that the child may not feel comfortable telling a caseworker or police.
“We need the child advocate program to be a community kind of thing,” Owens said. “We need men and women from every part of town, every ethnic background, every class to make this work ”
The first child advocate program was in Philadelphia, Owens said Bexar County has just recently begun one and a few other counties in Texas have such programs The child welfare board plans to get the guidelines already written from Hie existing programs to help
them set this one up, Reman said “We all bring to each case the normal pressures that each agency has to contend with, case loads, policies, priorities, etc., that keep us from being able to totally concentrate on the child,” Owens said.
“The child advocate would not represent any particular agency nor any particular familial relationship,” Reman said Another topic covered in the meeting was the offer by Sheriff Walter Fellers to use a room in the
new jail to videotape victims of child sexual abuse both rn civil and criminal cases. The room would be a conference room in the complex of offices used by mvestigators at the front of the jail building.
Reimer had offerd to use part of his hot-check fund money to buy a two-way mirror so that the videotaping equipment and operator would be in a separate room. He also offered to decorate the room so that it looked