New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Bullock preparing new state cigarette tax plan
AUSTIN (AP) — Raising the state cigarette tax could generate more than $400 million in additional funds for human services programs under a plan Comptroller Bob Bullock is preparing for lawmakers’ consideration. ^ _
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Child care, education the answer to poverty
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investing in America’s youth, through child-care development and education programs and not in more welfare programs, could help reduce the number of chronically impoverished Americans, the head of an effort to reduce persistent poverty says. gee Page 6
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* wty has say in NCAA Rules meeting
New Braunfels High School Athletic Director Jim Streety returned from Marco Island, Fla., where he took part in the NCAA Rules Committee meeting. The president-elect of the Texas High School Coaches Association had a say in the rules the committee passed this week. See Page 9
Vol. 137, No. 50
January 20, 1989 25 Cents
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IO years probation
Former District Attorney William Schroeder was seeking 30 years jail time for Sandoval before leaving office, said Sandoval’s attorney Steve Gibbins. Newly elected District Attorney Bill Reimer recommended 10 years probation.
time for Sandoval before leaving office, said Sandoval’s attorney Steve Gibbins this week.
“We always told the prior district
attorney that we thought that the case was a very high offer — 30 years,” Gibbins said.
Newly elected District Attorney ft
Bill Reimer recommended IO years * probation, 180 days jail shock, and a $2,000 fine on the hcrion charge. A charge of illegal possession or a handgun had previously been dropped.
“Because of the fact this was slated for jury trial three days after I took office and we had eight other cases on the jury docket — three of which were sexual abuse child cases, which I was
See PROBATION, Page 2
Final campaign filing
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A man convic ted of killing a Plainview police officer in 1962 and charged with possession of heroin in 1986 in New Braunfels received IO years probation on the drug charge in Comal County district court recently.
Alfonso M. Sandoval, 59, 1621 Cross St., was arrested Sept. 18,1986, by New Braunfels police during a drug bust. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a firearm.
Former District Attorney William Schroeder was seeking 30 years jail
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low Saturday night will be 37. Staff Writer
Sunday will be sunny and nice Final campaign expenditure reports
with 63 for the high and 34 for indicate Comal County Sheriff Jack
the low. Bremer lead other candidates in conins!^. tributions after receiving more than
CLASSIFIED 10-14 $20,000 in donations for his succcss-
COMICS 8 ful 1988 race for sheriff.
CROSSWORD...............................3 Bremer, who beat Richard Ordofcr
dfar ARRY ...............................7 for Comal County's top law cnforce-
r.ITCnTaiMfticKrr.........................mem officer, spent almost $23,000
ENTERTAINMENT.........................7 , ■ , • ___
unnncrnDP a dunn8 h,s Ordofcr spent
HOROSCOPE................................a approximately $7,700.
RELIGIOUS FOCUS.....................4 Approximately $10,185 from Bro-
SPORTS....................................9-10 mcr’s $20,000 donations were per-
TV LISTINGS.................................8 joans> according to records filed
WEATHER.....................................7 with County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury.
The New Braunfels Republican
Women’s organization donated
approximately $5,000; New Braun-
What helps girls learn more ffls Kc>?ubJiC“' Ex“ubvc
about themselves, about business. donated S400; and Canyon Lake
and about people? The annual Republican Women s organization
Lone Suit Girl Scout Council gave $250.
Cookie Sale, which will kick off Others donating to Bremer include:
Sunday al the Landa Recreation r' ' Charles Berger. $15(1;
Coinciding with inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C., students in Sarah Schandua's second-grade class at Goodwin Elementary today began looking at another presidential portrait on their bulletin
board. David Bennett had the honor of changing the photographs today as George Bush begins a four-year term as president of the United States. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Mr. and Mrs. William.George, $200; Mr. and Mrs. William Porter, $150; Ken Price, $500; Steve and Jill Bremer, $117.15; Mr. arid Mrs. Bud Lokey, $200; Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Engelhard! Jr. $150; E.K. Moore, SHK); Edwin Nolan, $75; L F. Rocd-er, $75; C.W. Lokey Jr., $250; David Engel, $200; Margaret and Al Hcr-brich, $250; W.H. Barr, $300; C. Jacobs, $120; Larry and Jo Ann Aniol, $125; and W.N. George, $200.
Odorfcr received approximately $4,000 in donations. Top donators include: John Tuohy, $950; W.D. Morris, $600; Ed Schaad, $500; W.D. Wegncr, $500; James Reed, SKX); Tommy Pawly, $200; Odo Ricdcl, $100; E.P. Nowotny, $25; and David Friescnhahn, $25.
Persons who contribute less than $50 to a campaign arc not required to list their names on the expense reports.
See CAMPAIGN, Page 2
Bush promises ‘best to come’
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Herbert Walker Bush was inaugurated 41st president of the United States today, describing the nation al the end cf the Reagan era as propcr-ous and at peace while adding, “anew breeze is blowing.”
Bush was taking the noontime oath of office at the West Front of the Capitol.
“There is new ground to be broken,” Bush said in Ute prepared text of his inaugural address. “I come before you and assume the presidency at a moment rich with promise, We live in a peaceful prosperous time but we can make it better.”
Before him, former Indiana Sen. Dan Quaylc took the oath as vice president.
The noontime transfer of power had to be as satisfying to Ronald Reagan as to Bush. Not since Dwight I). Eisenhower left office in 1961 had a president served the lull two-term limit, and it had been 60 years since a president bequeathed office to a man of his own oparty.
Bush recited the 35-word oath of office in a formal and festive ceremony. He rested his left hand on a Bible used by George Washington at his swearing in 200 years ago.
More than 100,000 people spilled across the Capitol
grounds to cheer the noontime transfer of power to Bush from Ronald Reagan, an extremely popular two-term presi dent who was barred by the Constitution from seeking office again.
In his address, Bush began by paying tribute to Reagan, his political mentor of the past eight years. “On behalf of our nation,” Bush said, “I thank you for the wonderful things you have done for America.”
Promising a bright future, Bush said, “A new breeze is blowing — and a nation refreshed by freedom stands read to push on: there is new ground to be broken.
“I am speaking of a new engagement in the lives of others — a new activism, hands-on and involved, that gets the job done,” Bush said. “We must bring in the generations, harnessing the unused talent of the elderly and the unfocused energy of the young. For not only leadership is passed from generation to generation, but so is stewardship. And the generation born after the Second World War has come of age.”
His swearing in crowned a government career more titan two decades long.
Sec INAUGURAL, Page 2
Center from 3 to 5 p.m.
Local Girl Scouts, and there are almost 20 troops in Comal County, will gather Sunday to cheer the ‘Name the Panda’ contest, share their Project Panda experiences and receive their puffy panda stickers. They’ll also be picking up their supplies of cookies to sell between Jan. 29 and March 2.
Six varieties of cookies will be available this year — Thin Mints, Jubilee, Classic Cremes, Scot-Teas, Savannahs, and Hoedowns. For cracker snackers, there also will be Golden Yangles. At $2 per box, the cookie and cracker sales generate more than 50 percent of the supporting revenue for the Lone Star Girl Scouts. The sales also provide the girls with a fun and interesting way to learn about the world of business. Watch the Herald-Zeitung for more information about the cookie sales....
Charles “Coonie” Mills, club manager at the American Legion Post 179, announces a change in the hours of operation. The post lounge is open to the public as well as membership from 3 to IO p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Coonie invites everyone to stop by and check out the facilities for parties and functions as well as to relax. Any country and western band tilt would like to audition at the American Legion Post 179 is asked to contact Coonie in the morning at 625-7405 or at 625-0179 after 3 p.m. for information....
Tickets for the fifth annual Mid-Texas Symphony Ball are now on sale. The ball is Feb. 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
3m STAMMTISCH, Page 2
Children Welcome sighthit hardest
by flu bug
From STAFF and WIRE REPORTS
Children have borne the brunt of the 1988-89 influenza season so far, but federal flu watchers say it’s too early to tell what the impact will be on older people, for whom the illness can be dangerous.
“Type B” influenza, one of the three major families of flu viruses, has now been reported in 23 suites, from California to New York, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday.
“We’re not seeing a lot here (the Comal County Health Clinic),” said Comal County Nurse Shel McWilliams this morning. She said area doctors have reported 99 cases of influenza this month. Types of the cases were not specified.
McWilliams said statistics for the county show there were no influenza cases reported in January or February 1988.
“Influenza B has predominated ... with most reported illnesses occurring among children,” the Atlanta-based agency said in its weekly report.
Elderly people and those with certain medical problems are most likely to suffer serious complications and even death from flu.
Each Type B flu epidemic since 1979 has caused higher than expected levels of death, the report noted. “Thus, efforts to immunize high-risk persons in all age groups should continue even as outbreaks begin.”
Sea FLU, Page 2
Paving deal too good to be true warn police
Fly-by-night contractors are in New Braunfels with a [laving job loo good to be true — and ii is.
“These people arc back in town,” said Martin Mayer, New Braunfels Police Department spokesman. “A group of gypsies that travel through the U.S." are in New Braunfels offering to pave driveways at a cost far below the going rate.
“They usually don’t do the job or do a piiiful job," he said.
The first case of the scam was reported Wednesday when the pavers offered to pave a local woman’s driveway for $165. When she refused. they offered $125 and she agreed to the deal, Mayer said.
All the pavers did was spray a black .substance on the driveway, he said.
Persons confronted by pavers should ask for their building permit and call the police department immediately.
Area voters to decide water district issues
The rain that has been falling during the past couple of days is a welcome addition to the winter weather around these parts. Most areas reporting rainfall have received an inch or so during the recent cool front. Weather forecasters predict the sun will shine this weekend, thought, increasing daytime temperatures to the 60s. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Voters in a five-county area, including Comal County, will go to the polls Saturday in the biennial election for directors lo the Board of Ute Edwards Underground Water District.
In Comal County, voters will be electing a director to represent the county for a six-year term beginning March I.
Incumbent Dr. Kenneth G. lkcls is unopposed in his bid for re-election to the seat to which he was appointed in February 1985 — the position formerly held by Oliver Haas.
Six ballots were cast in absentee voting which ended Tuesday.
Only those voters who reside within the boundaries of the water district will be permitted to vote in the Edwards Underground Water District election. Portions of county precincts 5, IO, 12, 13, 14, 17, and 18 arc
included in Edwards Underground Water District jurisdiction.
Consolidated precincts and polling places for Saturday’s election are Bracken Fire Station for county election precincts 4, 5, and IO; Comal County Road Department on Texas 46 West for 9, 12, 13, and 14; New Braunfels Presbyterian Church at 373 Howard Street for 8, 22, and 23; First United Methodist Church in Wesley Hall for precincts I, 2, 3, 6, and 7; Eagles Hall at 257 E. South Street for precincts ll, 15, and 20; and First United Church of Christ at 970 Loop 337 for precincts 16,17, and IS.
In Medina and Uvalde counties, voters will decide whether to remain or withdraw from lite district. Bexar County voters will gain three addi-
See ELECTION, Page 2
...In with the new