New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Kemp cancels program, HUD probe continues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Jack Kemp is suspending a program designed to provide apartments for low- and moderate-income elderly people, the third program canceled or frozen at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Clements, Mattox trade shots on school lawsuit
AUSTIN (AP) — The public school finance lawsuit that is pending before the Texas Supreme Court was the backdrop for a political duel between Gov. Bill Clements and Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox.
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New Spur Sean Elliott pleased with SA, team
Vol. 137, No. 170
Though Spurs management and many fans preferred Danny Ferry, Scan Elliott — whom the team ‘’''se with the third overall pick — is quickly having I o ■ i of effect on San Antonio that he has had
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Police Hit and run or *ust hot? charge
A 15-year-old male was charged with attempted aggravated sexual assault of a juvenile after he allegedly asked an obscene question of a 10-ycar-old male in a Brauntex Theatre restroom Thursday night.
New Braunfels police were dispatched to the theatre on West San Antonio Avenue minutes before 9 p.m. after receiving a call from the victim’s mother, said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Martin Mayer.
The juvenile was released to the counselor of New Opportunities and Ways on U.S. 81, where the juvenile lives with 15 other students.
“Nothing happened last night,” said New Opportunities and Ways Program Director Mike Lepai. “He was in a stall talking to himself. Not many of them earn passes into town.
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Authorities seek suspect
New Braunfels police arc looking for a Latin male Unlay who was involved in a robbery at Wal-Mart Discount Store Thursday afternoon.
“An individual involved in a shoplifting was confronted by store security outside the store,” said New Braunfels detective Mario Guerrero. “The property was recovered that was allegedly stolen, the suspect was asked to come back in the store and he pulled out a knife on security.”
The man, who attempted to steal automotive equipment, then took oil
rennin; through a Held across the street from Wal-Mart, Interstate 35, heading north.
The suspect is in his 20s, has medium complexion, a mustache, was last seen wearing a yellow tee shirt and jeans.
Police searched the area bul found no clues.
Persons w ith information about this robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS. Crime Stoppers pays cash for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of persons involved in felony crimes.
New Braunfels Babe Ruth Manager Jimmy Ortiz appears to be signaling to his players in Thursday night’s All-Star game against Luling The New Braunfels team, comprised of 13-year-olds, went
on to a 14-4, six-inning victory in the opening game of the tournament. The team will travel to Seguin for another game tonight. For more details, see Page 10. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Officers patrol downtown area
Unemployment rate edges up
WASHINGTON (AP) — The naiion’s unemployment rate edged up a notch to 5.3 percent in June as businesses created a modest 180,000 new jobs, the government said today in yet another sign that the economy is slowing.
The civilian jobless rate was up from May’s 5.2 percent, the Labor Department said.
The report said the bulk of the 180,(XX) new non-larm jobs added last month came in the service sector, and the government revised its May job-growth total to 207,000, more than double the total given in a preliminary report last month.
There were clear signs in the report of a slowing economy and an indication as well of an easing of
wage inflation that has troubled some analysts.
The Labor Department said the average factory work week slipped 0.1 of an hour to 40.9 hours last month, the first time this indicator has fallen below 41 hours since September 1987. *
Average hourly earnings of production and supervisory workers were essentially unchanged. For the first five months of the year, hourly wages had grown on average by 0.3 percent.
Many economists had expected an upward revision of the May payroll expansion totals, but the 180,000 figure for June was below most predictions. Still, it was likely not low enough to raise fears that the economy has slowed to the verge of
For the past four months business added an average of just below 200,(HK) jobs a month, well below the average monthly gam of die past year.
The June unemployment report — the first comprehensive look at economic activity last month — showed that the service sector continues as the source of the overwhelming number of new jobs while manufacturing continues to struggle.
Service-producing industries added 231,000 new jobs last month, with business and health services aid wholesale and retail trade all posting modest gains.
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Police officers ae walking a beat downtown on Saturday nights lo make their presence known and to curb an increasing juvenile crime problem.
“Their presence is the key,” said Sale City Commission Director Don Ferguson. “We’ve seen a significant decline in the number of kids hanging around on the streets and some of the alleys down there. It is a pro-active approach toward dealing with the problem.”
Ferguson said Thursday night at the monthly Safe City Commission meeting that after complaints and much discussion. Police Chief Burney Boeck agreed to implement a police foot patrol.
“We seized the opportunity,” Her-
Man raising funds during run to coast
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
New Braunfels residents driving down Interstate 35 yesterday may have seen a man running down the road being followed by a little red station wagon and a blue and white van.
Tom Burkig is running his way to Corpus Christi to raise money for the Avalon Center for Young Women, a home for teen-age girls who come from dysfunctional homes.
The center is breaking away from its parent organization and will need money for the first few months of operation until the state provides funding.
As executive director and psychologist for the center, Burkig has special interest in raising money for the center. He was in his seventh day of running when he passed through New Braunfels Thursday.
Burkig started his trek June 30 in Waco. He expects to be in Corpus Christi, which is more than 300 miles from Waco, by July 11.
“The hills slow me down a bit,” he said Thursday. “The weather is fairly nice today, which helps.”
Burkig has already raised several hundred dollars for his efforts.
“People have come up and have given five- and 10-dollar bills. Most of them have seen us on the news or read about it in the newspaper,” he said.
Burkig said he planned on running a marathon each day (26 to 28 miles.) Thursday’s run started south of San Marcos, and Burkig planned to stop at the KOA Campgrounds between New Braunfels and San Antonio.
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Tom Burkig is executive director for Avalon Center for Young Women.
WORD sets special meeting
The Water Oriented Rercation District board of directors will conduct a special meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Justice of the Peace office in Saltier.
The board will consider the payment of bills as well as changing the work schedule for the river rangers so they can attend a swift-water rescue course.
Water Consultant Dave Brown will be introduced to the board. Brown was hired by the board to research and study the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam and the situation
concerning water releases from the dam. WORD directors and river outfitters arc hoping the consultant will be able to come up with a solution to the flow problem
Brown will present background information on similar projects during Sunday’s meeting.
On July IV, his final written rc|x>rt will be presented lo the board with his recommendations for course of action.
Trustees ,,s a l3ird>its a plane award bid
New Braunfels Independent School District awarded a two-year depository contract to Texas Commerce Bank Thursday during a special meeting in the Education Center.
According to Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent of finance, all school districts in the state of Texas must put out a depository bid open to all the banks in their respective counties. This bidding process leads to a contract which determines how
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Crews make progress
By DOUGLAS J. ROWE Associated Press Writer
Firefighters joined by fresh crews were making steady progress against four wildfires that charred 12,000 acres in Utah, bul weekend forecasts for lightning tempered optimism there and in Wyoming.
Forest and range fires have burned more than 6,000 acres of land in Arizona, and 14 new fires ignited Thursday from lightning strikes in
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New Braunfels Aviation will host a Fly-In and Air Show Saturday at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport off Texas 46. Scheduled to appear are older planes such as this Steerman biplane, along with wing walkers, sky divers, National Guard displays, antiques and experimental aicraft, as well as various types of aircraft displays. Hours are 10 a m. to noon for the display area, and noon to 2 p.m. for the Air Show. Admission is $3, children under 12 will be admitted free. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
guson said. “As you know', the chief has been extremely interested, as the commission has been, in getting the officers in touch with the community and dealing with the community -especially the younger half of our community.”
Reserve police officers will walk the downtown arca from 8 to IO p.m. Saturday on an experimental basis, he said.
A majority of the crime problems have occurred on West San Antonio Avenue between the Missouri-Pacific Railroad depot and the Brauntex
Between May 1988 and June 1989 in the downtown area more than 20 thefts were reported, along with approximately nine incidents of choise# SAFE, Page 2
Partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures arc in the forecast for the next few days with a high today expected to reach near UK). Blere is a 20 percent chance of rain today with southeast winds about IO mph. Tonight will see a chance of isolated early evening showers (less than 20 percent). Tonight’s low will be in the 70s. The weekend forecast, and into the first part of the week, looks the same — highs near HK) and lows in the 70s.
Die Comal County Sportsman Association hosts a Games Party every Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sportsman Hall on Kowald Lane. The public is invited to attend....
Not getting enough exercise?
Why not join a softball team? There’s a new league forming, beginning possibly as early as July 17, and there’s still at least one team that needs players.
Games are on Monday and Wednesday nights, and practices will stall before the 17th.
For more information, call Millie at 625-5404 or Glenda at 625-9541. Talent not necessary....
The June 24 auction, garage and bake sale for Craig and Linda Walker, who are going to missio-
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