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County Attorney Bill Reimer doesn’t much like the idea of trading one of his two assistants for some part-time help from the District Attorney's office.
Comal County Commissioners broached the idea at a budget workshop Thursday afternoon. District Attorney Bill Schroeder has asked for a full-time assistant in 1914, and has suggested that this assistant could prosecute some county court cases, said County Judge Fred Clark. If commissioners were to finance
this plan, could Reimer manage with just one assistant on a retainer fee?
"That was not the proposition that was presented to me," said Reimer, who apparently has done some talking to Schroeder himself. Yes, they did discuss the possibility of an assistant district attorney helping out with county cases. But Reimer understood that he was supposed to reciprocate by prosecuting some felonies in district court. The arrangement would provide flexibility, but it really wouldn't save any time, he felt.
Then Clark asked whether one full-time assistant county attorney might not do the
work more efficiently than two part-time prosecutors? Reimer’s assistants, Bruce Boyer and Irvin Boa met, both divide their time between county business and private practice. The county attorney's 1904 budget requests includes $20,740 in fees for them alone.
Reliner disliked that idea for two reasons First, "I think you’d be losing more money than you'd be making for the county," he said. "For that salary, you're going to get somebody right out of law school with no trial experience, and he’ll get eaten alive by some of the attorneys around here."
In the second place, Reimer doesn't want to get nd of Boa met or Boyer And neither is willing to go full-time. "My policy is, if I’ve got somebody that's doing a good job, I’m going to remain loyal to that person," he said.
Reinters total budget request comes to $93,519, just 12.7 percent over this year’s That's not too extravagant, considering that County Auditor Bate Bond has predicted an 11.4 percent increase in revenues, even without raising the tax rate.
Sheriff Walter Fellers and County Qerk Rosie Bosenbury also held audience with the court Thursday luke the county attorney,
both want raises for their employees Fellers. in fact, is requesting four additional deputies and one more jailer
Both Renner and Fellers feel that they themselves are underpaid, when you get right down to it But Renner said he’d prefer to see the hired employees get their raises And Fellers took a philosophical attitude
"When you started this job 32 years ago. how much did you make then'*’’ Clark asked him.
"Three hundred and fifty a month," answered Fellers, without even stopping to think "And I saved more money then than I do now "
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Vol. 92 - No. 140
20 Pages — 2 Sections
Lawmakers mull future in wake of sex scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep Gerry Studds, facing House reprimand for gay sex with a 17-year-old page, says he will stay in Congress, but Rep. Daniel B. Crane has left his plans unclear after admitting an affair with a female page.
The two congressmen on Thursday admitted ethics committee charges they had sex with teen-age pages. Formal reprimand, the mildest discipline the full House can mete out, could take only a few minutes once scheduled, since neither is contesting the action
"Of course," Studds, 46, a Massachusetts Democrat, told reporters when asked if he would serve out his term. He took the House floor, where he proclaimed his >*uw>miility
serious error in judgment" in his relationship with the page IO years ago.
Studds said, though, that his relationship did not involve improper conduct because it was voluntary and there was no preferential treatment or harrassment.
Crane, 47, a Republican from a Bible Belt district in downstate Illinois, first sought advice from his brother, Rep. Philip M. Crane, R-Ill., the 1910 GOP White House hopeful. Than he flew home to explain his affair with a 17-year-old girl page to bis wife, Judy, and six children
"I know nothing — I’m not talking,"
the conservative supporter of school prayer and strict morals said when asked about the liaison three years ago that began when the girl lost a six-pack of beer to him on a basketball bet and ended with repeated sessions in the bedroom of his Alexandria, Va , apartment.
The talk among Illinois Republicans was that Crane might resign and that, if not, he would have a hard time getting re-elected after barely squeaking out a third term last fall "If Dan Crane came to me and asked me if he should resign," House GOP Leader Robert H. Michel of Illinois said m reply to a question, "Well, I’d like to be as much of a strength to him as possible I’d say the Good Lord sometimes moves in mysterious ways."
House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr., D-Mass, said the windup of the investigation by the ethics committee, formally the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, yielded findings that were "most disturbing ’’
The committee voted 11-1 to recommend to the full House the reprimand of the two lawmakers.
Committee special counsel Joseph A. Califano Jr. also said the panel found that James C. Howarth, majority chief page in the House doorkeeper's office, "engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old
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Mideast bloodshedSavage to face board next week
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writ ar
F ort Sam Houston officials will determine Monday or Tuesday whether William Dale Savage will go before a board of inquiry to decide his military status.
"If they decide to have a board of inquiry , it would take anywhere from one week to three weeks for it to convene." a Fort Sam Public Information Office spokesperson said Friday "If convened, its purpose will be to make a determination on whether Mr Savage will be retained or discharged from the military ’ Savage was convicted April 14 for the involuntary manslaughter of Ruben Sa needs Sr., last October The Fort Sam private was fined $5,000 and placed on IO years probation During has trial. Savage testified be wanted more than anything to make the Army his career and several fellow officers testified on hts behalf as character witnesses during the punitive phase of the trial Since bu conviction Savage has continued to report to work daily as a physical activities specialist with the Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam The three remaining indictments against Savage involve the deaths of Sauced! s pregnant wife and two small children However, Comal County District Attorney Bill Schroeder has refused to further prosecute Sac age Over a month of community protest prompted retired State District Judge
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Militiaman killed in fighting as Moslems resist eviction attempt
BEIRUT, Lebanon AP) — Shute Moslem militiamen battled Lebanese troops evicting refugee Moslem squatters from a school today in Beirut's old Jewish quarter, leaving at least one militiaman dead and three soldiers wounded State and privately owned radios said the squatters noted when the army fired guns to force the refugees out of the two-story school. The militiamen responded by blasting an army personnel carrier with a bazooka, blocking streets with stones and burning old car tires, the broadcasts said.
The clash came one day after Druse militiamen and Lebanese troops fought in the central mountains for the first tune since Lebanon’s 1975-76 civil war. leaving two members of the sect dead and 14 soldiers wounded In Beirut, a spokesman for the Shute
Moslem militia Amal said one militiaman was killed and two wounded rn the clashes. which he blamed on the army s attempt to "evict 30 or 40 families of Shiite refugees ” Radio broadcasts said three Lebanese soldiers were wounded as they tried to enforce an eviction order Motorists nearby panicked at the sounds of gunfire and bullets bouncing off buildings in the area, where Christian rightists and Lebanese leftists backed by Palestinian guerrillas battled before Uriel’s invasion last summer The Shute Moslem militia has been helping resettle refugee Shutes, the largest single sect in this half-Moslem, half Christian nation of 4 million Many have fled their homes in war-ravaged southern Lebanon and moved into the old Jewish quarter in mostly Moslem west Beirut Only
about 30 Jews still live in the area. down from 4.000 a decade ago
The fight between the Druse and the Lebanese solider* erupted Thursday in the town of Aiey. 7 5 rruks southeast of Beirut, after Druse leaders repeatedly warned President Amin Gemayei’s government not to send the Lebanese Christian-dominated army into their areas
Druse and Christian militiamen have been warring for months in the central mountains, octupled by Israeli troops who have frequently intervened to halt the feud The Druse, a secretive sect with Islamic beliefs, migrated from Egypt in the lith century Most now live in Lebanon. Syria and Israel
The episode underscored rising tensions between the Christians and Druse over an anticipated Israeli withdrawal from the
central mountains to more defensible lines north of the Awali River to avert escalating attacks by Palestinian guerrillas and their Lebanese allies
In Sidon, a bomb exploded as an Israeli patrol passed through the main street of the southern port city late Thursday. bul caused no injuries or damage, an Israeli army spokesman said today He said Israeli troops searched the area but made no arrests
Israel invaded Lebanon in June 1912 to crush the Palestine Liberation Organization and has agreed to pub out if the guerrillas and the Syrians withdraw.
But the Syrians, who have been in Lebanon since intervening to halt the cml war, have rejected the withdrawal agreement, negotiated by the United States and signed by Israel and Lebanon May 17
County seeks better bids on Sheriff's patrol cars
Thursday’s high bld was submitted by Bock Motor Company.
County agent receives award from national agents' association
Spencer, Fisher Ronald Gooch, new crop in the area, and organize the
South Texas Christmas Tree Growers
If patrol cars can ba delivered cheaper or faster from a neighboring county, the Comal County Com-mlstoner* Court la willing to go there to get them
Only two local dialers offered bids on three new cars for the Sheriff* department. After looking at them Thursday, commissioners agreed that one company was asking too high a price. The other, they thought, had made a reasonable offer. But it ceeidn’t get the care for two months.
The court decided to advertise for Mw bidi. And this lima, County Auditor Bate Bond will directly notify dialers in Seguin, San Marcos, San —to©, Boerne end Lockhart.
Specifications celled for two full-eixe, four-door Bedene with engines of SM cubic inches or better. Bock wanted $11,325 apiece for these, and to,390 for one intermediate-sized sedan with a V4 engine "What are these, Continentals?" commented Bond.
"That's more then we paid for poiice-equipment cars," said Precinct 2 Commissioner Monroe Wets.
Krueger Chevreiet-Masda didn't have 1993 models in stock, but offered two full-eixe IMI sedans at to,M>
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William L. Schumann
Veteran Comal County Extension Agent William L Schumann has been named to receive the Distinguished Service Award, the highest recognition given by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).
Schumann, who has been county agent in New Braunfels for 17 years, will be one of eight agents with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas AAM University System, to receive the award Others (and their counties) are Johnnie Cooper, Fort Bend; Glenn Huddleston, Anderson; Sam Kuykendall, Menard; Gordon L Ford, Hopkins, Richard A.
Donley, and Robert A. Adamson. Hanaford.
Texas awald winners will be recognised at the TCAAA annual meeting Aug. 7-1© rn Wichita Falk Actual preeentatian of tbs awards will be at the NACAA meetly Oct g-13 in Wichita, Kan.
Schumann began hts Externum Service career la IMS in Hidalgo County, and moved to tai current position three years later Hu major accomplishment has been the development of Christinas tree production, a mw md—try in Comal County. Ha worked ta this
Association for the purpose of education in production sad marketing Comal County now has ll Christmas tree farms He k a pioneer la advocating drip irrigation systems for gardens, pecan pavan and fruit orchards as a mans of conserving water He hM sauted Comal County residents in home fond production through a monthly newsletter and plant clinics Ha ako organised the Men’s Garden dub and co-authored "A Garden for AU
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