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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Former NBA great Silas heads local clinic, Hage TOA New Braunfels /IV Friday New Braunfels. Texas Stammtisch .J We expected sour response from our publication of a picture of a drowned man s Ixh1> on the front page yesterda> We got it The point of news is to tell people something theN don't kn w yet 01 want to know more about If it takes strong warnings and graphic illustration to save even one life of someone contemplating foolish use of the Guadalupe River at the present time, then it was worth the risk of offending a few people We should ai, live so long. Florence Mize, Ula Price, Valeska Voelker and Fid rut Jofinson celebrated bring IOO v< ar- voung WI be I lit? atli. Day this Tex J Safety wass dor a nt >f Put ut I JU pet*{ ! I .st,11 The Central I Vs Mn lotion wilt i' WUU ••a at 7 ears I fit* fir telizirig thing ut! July 3,1987 25 Cents Vol 134 No. 130 iuaoaiupe Hive* without a guide * Photo by Leslie Kr - a * It River outfitters say they can t control what their patrons do once they're on the water, but they'll try to maintain the pleasure of the upper Guadalupe despite the... Danger that's so deceiving X VRAM Writ*' mf truth IU a iii lo m>on mi m- n ias New Braunfels Paris- and Ret reason I bepartmeut and Ikutuno's here will sponsor a (amdt* Pat k i lean u!> F re« pizza and >**ft drinks, folks beginning at ll in or so Bring > our friends, family scout troop, church < toss everyone you know to fie ip clean up and keep clean your park John Tray hail fin- been appointed as an administrative assistant for the i its of Kmils leva- John was aquatics supervisor for Pity of New Bt aludels for !*»ut amt half years He has a flusters degree in public udimmslf altun from Southwest Texas State University arid lias interned in the Pity of Austin's planning depot tment Pongi a tula lions on your new job, Jului, and remember your roots Hot as a firecracker, dial -what it ll be bus weekend as pal By cloudy skies will let that hot texas sun peek through enough to make temperatures soar into the 90s Nighttime lows will drop into the mid 70s and winds will la* from the south between IO and 15 mph T he Menu CLASSI! ILL)    1 OB COMICS    HA CROSSWORD    3A DLAR ABBY    9A ENTFH! AINMENt    SA OPINIONS    4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS    6A SPORTS    IO    11A I Bey IIVI snare i ll suite tot Ute Xii ! or * rowtleu •na),* r -,'i rf at has slru* ic the lower part of the I ’ie outfitter s on Uh northern reaches of the river tin* v their portl ti of the ruer, pules away from the Ut Jit busine-- atmosphere <*f the River Road and aer Guadalupe area Linda Clark part-owner of ' dxflalup* ' it *e Livery ati*l Rick Wells whoralls himself tfie livery - Guy Friday.* -aid that while ho-inc vs is metmies slower in Use upper portion *d n * Apr ** * y wo.ddti t trade their picturesque -pot i*n tile river for even the most prime downstream location WH!- -aid let weekend was the first busy weekend *f Uh * i * n of Uh* upper Guadalupe Fart **f Uh* ti, as tor tile increase in bust ne vs is Uh- fact that i any tm Gam releases turn* made condition* un Uh* *t» r port; *n if Bm river more danger »us than u-ual I .vers lf *ugh conditions rn U»e upper Guadalupe River .ne gefteially considered safer that! below Uh* dan. tv* < {vet died while riding on the river la-t -•■es    : s.i■ ii s< rat. i. «.    * •■I s.ot \nt<>ru drowned ♦ii i Sean Lannon 20 is believed ti* tiave drowned in separate incidents List weekend v c- -ai 1 Ut* Bergman I rosing and Spec hi -< t -sing Uh river are the two most dangerous areas intl hit Ii water from recent rains have made condition* moi ■ They re sodangerou* bet .ruse they don t look lain> iou- I tell my people don t get within IO yard- of t * he said Wens. J Ute Guadalupe ( amie livery, sud last weekend wa- Ute first weekend the upper Guadalupe It;.* j ti . ess has had much walk-m busines- Most of tile business at both the Guadalupe Canoe IJ vers anti Bigfoot i anaes is fin»i11 repeat customers. I’ve ftavl to turn si nile people away because of age Saw DANGER P*igtt 2 Commissioners ask weekend dam release decrease But the Corps of Engineers says even a light rain could breech the spillway and flood control is paramount Bv TRAVIS E POLING Correspondent Comal County Commissioners Thursday adopted a resolution requesting the U S Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth to temporarily reduce the outflow from Cany on laike The request, which wa.- flown to F rt VV. rth Thursday av ming and delivered by hand t the corps office rl< g! jveraii satety tor me area Tho request by commissioners read, in part, due to the fact that the holiday weekend, with its traditional increase in the number of nver visitors, combined with the swift and deep nv.-r waters pose a serious threat to human life *’ Judy Marsicano with the Corps of Engineers' Public Relations staff in Fort Worth -aid the resolution had to bt* refused for purposes of balancing the risk over the weekend Marsicano, relaying the Corps hydrologic statistic'-, said that one inch of runoff above the Canyon I .ake watershed within a 24-hour period would send the water over the un-eontrolied spillway Because there were four 2-inch rainfalls in the area within one month and the hurricane season is at hand, corps officials said they must continue releasing wdter from the dam at 5,200 cubic feet per second As tar as the increased tourist traffic on the lower river is concerned. Commissioner Lorenzo Camarillo said reducing the flow temporarily would be a good idea b r satety this July fourth weekend But. he -aid. We should have given it more tune ” Marsicano says. however, that should one and a half inches of rain occur now the water would go three feet over the spillway and flow over at a rate of 1.400 cfs when the downstream capacity is only 1.200 cfs See COUNTY Page 2 CAD expects few review hearings property appraisals o before the Appraisal d hi Comal County, ru t officials expect no 0 hearings to be for- Four Port Arthur residents Thursday I ut their ult he tubes and small rafts nto the Coma River a* P* "Ct* So I ms Park A man in a Stiver Ton! Bran o I ac told them it would be safe to move from the Comal onto the Guadalupe ana from there to the Guaaa Coma area boat ramp under Interstate 35 What the motorist dido t tell them was that the Valley Mills Dam was Between them and the ramp David and Terry Mayouirk and Robert and Jeffery Cotton learned a lesson in hydraulics when thev came upon the dam and wound up scattered in the churning water New Braunfels Emergency medical Service arx! Fire Department responded to the distress call md pulled the foursome out at the tx>at ramp waterlogged but others se unharmed The chummy created by fast moving water ramming into budges and dams causes a back spin that can lock unwary rafters into the aquatic tumult. (Photo bv Dory I Cag Bv DAVID MAV StaH W'Uwf With 252 ic bed tiled to j lev leu Boai ppraisal dtsl Here than 4* dally held and said were it not for ontr ver-\ ii; surrounding counties, hose numbers probably would have aeon reduced We ham hat! more than we anticipated,’ said Comal County Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes Thursday of the scheduled hearings before the review board Formal hearing* have been ors going since June and are slated through most of July The board has been seeing an average of !9 property owner* a day. Taxpayers in Bexar and Guadalupe counties, concerned with what they have termed drastically increased property values, have flooded appraisal district office* there and have led what some media reports have called a taxpayers revolt The noise in Bexar and Guadalupe counties has had an effect on us. said Rhodes After mailing 24,782 notices ot value' tins year, I'M) reported receiving 2,44a telephone calls, getting bai letters and visiting with I 881 persons who walked into the C XI) i»f!. e Obviously. the number of requested reviews could have been greater, but Rhodes said informal hearings between property owner-and appraisers kept the number of reviews to a relatively moderate figure We did a good job over all,” said Rhodes We were able to satisfy most of them by talking to them” Of the phone calls received, CAD officials said 836 persons came in and met with an appraiser in an informal hearing Rhodes said June JO, the deadline for property owners to question their values, was a ‘“mad house ” Deputy Chief Appraiser Pat Fox said IOO pel sons were in CAD's office Tuesday For us. that is busy,” she said According to Fox, some have requested a hearing before the rev lew board and then failed to show, which she says is costly to taxpayers who foot the bill of such hearings. A lot of people are filing protests in anger and then not showing up. she said CAD officials said of the notices of property values mailed, value for 10,310 properties increased less than $1,000 While the 'final district valuation total w ill not be determined until later this month. Rhodes said after the review process is complete, he estimates an increase within the district to level at around 2 percent See CAD Page* 2A WIC funding facing state budget cuts by SARAH DUHL Stat! Ame* Vs more and more C omal County women are turning to a local health program foi assistance during pregame, the chances of the Texas l>egsiature approving funds for a much needed women and children's program in this county are diminishing County Health Nurse* Mary lam Fir ben said Thursday thai the local w ell-child program, w ha h serves low income women during their pregnancy and provides some health care for their infants, is drawing a large number of women, many of whom also would qualify for nutritional assistance through the Women, Infants and Children program Comal County is in line for the WIC program if state funds are allocated for expansion. Sharon Porter, regional dire; tor of the WIC program operating in San Marcos, said the chances are slim that Comal County will have the program before the new federal fiscal year begins in October She said it is unlikely that state legislators will find Die funds ic* start die program We won't know until the special session is ov er’’ how much money is allocated to WIC, Porter said Thursday She added that it is unlikely the program could use federal funds instead of state funds to create the dually funded program in this county because the program already receives all the federal funds possible Shh WIG Page 2 Body remains unidentified as Lannon search in limbo By THA VIS t POLING Correspondent The body of a caucasian male found Wednesday evening in the Guadalupe River near the Rebecca Creek Crossing remains unidentified as officials leave on holiday and tile search continues for a Converse man missing since last Sunday Positive identification is pending through Travis County Medical Examiner’s office in Austin Meanwhile searchers for the body of Sean I atimon who drowned Sunday afternoon are waiting for notification as to whether they have found tile body of their friend, I cannon's dental records are being sent lo the medical examiner from Florida and fingerprints from the body have been obtained but because of the holiday weekend no further action will be taken on trying to identify the body until Monday Justice of the Peace Howard “Curly' Smith says that even though die medical examiner’s offices may be closed the identification of the body is of the utmost importance and cannot wait till Monday We have to gel some kind of identification on him " says Smith. Mike Clark, owner of the Guadalupe Canoe la very and one of the searchers for loinnon, says that lain-rion’s friends and family are assuming that the body is ttiat of I .annot! but that if it is not then they w ill resume the search. Game Warden Neel Etheredge is not as optimistic as the searchers about the body’s identification. F'theredge says that the body appears to have been deceased for from about eight to ten days lannon has been missing since Sunday Also, says F'theredge, he does riot see how the body of lomnon could have made it that far down stream because of the amount of dogging debris in the swiftly moving water “I couldn’t have pulled him with my boat without S«e BODY Page 2 ;