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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels    Sunday Lisa F Brucks of New Braunfels submitted tile a1* tv*- stammtisch for your pleasure \ stammtisch Lisa says, ’’is a certain place where the same people meet all the time Thank you I .Isa and call 625 9144 and ask for Harold or Jim to set up the date to receive your free and in alt likelihood cheap lunch on the Herald Xvi tun# We have several other suggested stammtisch draw mgs and we Ii ?** running those out even so often lf you have a draw mg of a table for cronies or whatever fit' your idea of a stammtisch semi it to Harold's Stamm tisch Search 707 I anda Street New Braunfels Texas 781 Jo There is no deadline and almost certainly sooner or later your stammtisch will ge’ in print and you’ll have lunch on Harold New pro Ie .. ks and He * ca lion Department invites y al! ! * come and set the stars across 'he Hill Country sky ''tar gazing will be hosted at 8 p rn Wednesday July 22 Congregate at the Land a Park office Planets Atli t** the subject of ■duds fhi' month V $2 fee for idults for fo 4 through iv .ear** of age I nder 8 sears get to watch stars for free Participants are asked to bring binoculars or teles< ojs*v hor more informal tor contact Mars Peltier al 825 5181 All together now! This unidentified trio display their solidarity as they begin a ?0-foot 'rip from atop th? East Gafden Street bridge to the Coma River below Saturday afternoon Anni is u.eyai to do so and signs are DOSH .ng such, many youths regularly ta Guadalupe River recedes; deaths total seven with three missing ucge ..hen New Braunfels police do ate' erra* t umpers they issue citations for * e exercise These three escaped the long arn of the aw however as photographer Dr') C ark captured their act.v.ty on film Canyon up after rainfall the i Oma. County area in early June While 'he level of the lake had dropped and access to park areas I .t.p .Cd the 35 OOO-plus cubu See LAKE Page 2A COMFORT Texas AP The Guadalupe River had calmed Satur day as it **gan to surrender several members of a church group 'wept away in treacherous waters a day earlier Thirty three members of the Seagoville Road Baptist ( hurch sur vived the ordeal but by -aturdav seven bodies had been recovered from the river and the search con tinued for three who are still missing The wa’erway was almost back to normal a day after the ac 'dent but little else was Huge cypress and pecan trees near the banks were tilted or uprooted when the river crested more than 2' fee' after a foot of rain drenched 'he area Friday officials "aid Clothing was scattered throughout the river some items impaled as high as 2u fee' on trees Helicopter crew* and volunteers recoveree, several personal items from the bus victims including sleeping bag* lug gage and clothes Some of the parents and friends of the victims wept as they w atched the -.carch efforts 'or those still missing rn the tragedy Sgt Charles Seale area supervisor for the Texas Department of Public Safety said debris in the rive'- had hampered rescue efforts “A lot of gravel a lot of silt has been moved in Seale said “As tar as looking different it's been washed out a lot more, but it's still the same depth in the main chaum! The river had overflown when 43 people ? )m tic Road Baptist Chut n tried to leave the Po 1 > mer camp The group > »• in a church bus and waters flooded the vehicle the people to abandon th;mr The group tried * ton: chain but the wave' f water swept the teen-agers away Many managed to cling to trees and limbs but others w ere carried downstream Meanwhile, au'horitie Saturday their invest! revealed the vehicles w ternp'ing to cross the ri had been told earlier, out were ac ’ually trying to veer away from it* ’ aging waters The bus was 182 feet from the low-water crossing when it attempted to turn left and follow three other c amp buses paralleling the river to a higher paved road Department of Public Safety ti coper Dew ayne Pruett 'aid at a press conference There w as talk among some of the church members not necessarily in See DE ATMS Page 2A •sbanks e a gov Me if Dallas old sum traveling an when * forcing a human ' bud rte *. sn**.t*-1 are Hoking for an ex*** ut tv e ai lector I ta shelter that ha' i atsed enough mora y to purchase a shelter fa<*h;'V and will continue soliciting lo*ai . id public support as well as ' admitting grant proposals to ap proriate state and federal offices Applicants should tiav** at ie.*st a bachelors degr**e in s*H*ial work preferably a masters degree ut a I e14*n it tie d and la* able to qua lfv as a licensed child * are dire*-tor under requirements of th** state Ap pile ants should als** have experience rn the public administration field Grant writing general manage ment fund laising and {versonnel management are part of the job description Resume should tie sent see STAMMTISCH Pay* JA VV . Sunny days are here again as soon as the clouds burn off that is Iud ay should be a lovely day with highs iii the mid ‘Jus and southeasterly winds near IS mph Tonight will t>e one of those warm summer nights great foi las log a walk under the- stars Better take that walk a little early because it’s going to get a little cloudy before morning Forty morning cloudiness will In* a fixture through most of the week The high Monday arid the rest of the week will ire iii the mid 90s The Menu BUSINESS    6    7A CLASSIFIED    6    I IB COMICS    4B CROSSWORD    3A DEAR ABBY    SA ENTERTAINMENT    SB KALEIDOSCOPE    I    bB OPINIONS    4A SPORTS ..............9    UA West End meeting July 23 to discuss improvements NB crime goes up for first half of '87 rat the iak*- level from rising    pro.emends A spokesman for the Kerr < ounty    Al ay or    Prt hen ft - department 'aul saturday announced I. sght some iou water crossings re Thursday will t*egu Aitiioiigf se cera persor e vacua'cd and mere a* of rescue there are reported 'U"ing esc* teenage.s 'till missing lr in Friday i 7 p rn in the itholic Church con-• r»n ”i All in'erested perso*' n* our igod to attend Br. intel' t tilt ie' ■ «en**ral iget Bob Sohn is slated to ad-• both *.r*e recently completed t m a g« improvements tor the on th** VWv lr e l and steps to be es I agen in me second phase NBU directors put limit on pay hikes City Council July 13 approved is* s -ante of 19 4 million in revenue bonds $73* Ck* allocated for the se * mo phase of correcting and improving 'he de lapidated system iv Manager Joe Michie and Budget Director Court Thieieman wsl 'peak to the group about pro g* ess n the city s attempts to obtain federal eoomuruty block grant funds for 'torn drainage repairs 11,«- * ’v has continuously sought * rn grants in recent years I" I * • s in obtaining such funds haw b sen attributed to federal fun ling cut.' which resulted in towns s. t as New Braunfels teemed to be more economically stable being denied monies in favor of other corn rn unities in Laredo Kagle Pass and Kl Paso Cl.apa has actively sought reiiet for problems within his district con cerning sewage and drainage needs an t said tie hoped those who share bis concern s will attend the meeting Bv DAVID MAY Staff Writer seven categories of major crime' sported in New Braunfels last year •vere up 27 percent over the prev sous year and statistics released last week by the police department show six of those have increased again through the first six months of 1987 Value of property stolen is projected to exceed $1 million Thefts through June showed a decrease of 14 1 percent over those re; ort eel during the same period last year while burglaries and motor vehicle thefts are up 13 9 percent Maybe thefts are down because people are not reporting then said Public Information Officer Martin Mayer ‘ I can t put my finger on it ll people are going to steal, they are go mg to steal regardless In all New Braunfels police have responded to 911 calls for service relating to rapes robberies assaults burglaries thefts and vehicle theft' There have been no murders in the cliv thus far in 1987 In 198f* police answered 2 231 calls for service Nine-hundred and seventy three ot those came in the first six months Statistics consistently show criminal activity in creases during the 'econd half of the year Thus far in 1987, assaults are up ll percent with 162 cases burglaries are up 13.9 percent after 293 such report' thefts are down 14 I percent with 404 reports, and. motor vehicle thefts total 39 an increase of 13 9 per cent There have been 12 robberies and one rape reported From inuary through May. properly reported stolen in New Braunfels total s48h 596 In the past •wo years values of property stolen have totaled just under ll million Police this year have been recover mg stolen property at a rate of 24 6 percent within the state average of 25 to Jo percent Mayer stated Property stolen in May alone totaled $>08128 Statistics further show that police have been recovering stolen autos at See CRIME Page 2A B , SAWAN DUKE Staff Writers New Braunfels I’tilities officials t*egan work on their 1*87 88 idget bv setting a limit foi employee pay rara*- After considerable discussion, th** board came to a consensus Thursday to give employees an average I 5 i>er tent pay raise during the coming year ''U|>e*r\i>*ors> will have th** op Bon of granting as much as ? percent pav raises for the coming year Directors agreed that the average must not exceed I 5 percent The decision was followed hy con stderatlon of adding Good Friday to SBI’s paid employee holidays The hoard struck down the idea, choosing to leave the numt*er of holidays at >ev en Budget discussions are in the preliminary stages Any decision made by th** board will have to be finalized during later meetings The 1987 88 fiscal yea! begins Aug I During the 1986 87 fiscal year NBP employees were granted an average pay raise of 4 2 percent The range of raises last year ran from none to 7 percent Jeff Thompson head of NBL s administrative services said the I 5 percent raises reflect the economic conditions of Hie conidium ty * We don I want to keep having 4 and 5 percent pay raises when the rest of the community is experienc mg layoffs in prior years when in nation was running about 7 percent we could have larger raises We’ve definitely matched Hie economy of rest of the com is experiencing ' We Jon J want to keep ha ving 4 and 5 percent pay raises when the rn u n 11 y layoffs.' Jeff Thompson New Braunfels Utilities Administrative Services the community Thompson said He added that the recommendation for raises was Paseo on the consumer price index which is at I 2 percent N Bl is projected to end the current fiscal year with ll 6 million or 5 percent ot Hie budget Thompson said that is a reasonable amount NBl is required to end the year with at least 2 percent of the budget If everything goes as planned, the utilities company will lie adding $7 million worth of materials to its inventory Thompson said “That would t>e significantly the largest year we ve grown in acquisition fie said adding that $7 million worth of new equipment would increase NBl s capital assets to $57 million the largest in history The proposed budget includes cost of fuel increases of almost $200,000 and an energy cost increase of more than $2 million Fuel costs are paid to the lamer Colorado River Authority Also included in the budget is in creased revenue from proposed waler and sewer rate increases See NOU, Page 2A A jean-ious of an idea Bruner s department store on San Antonio Road inflated its latest advertising idea last week lf the sale inside is as big as the balloon pants outside, Bruner's can’t help but float away successfully. This Idea causes motorists unused to the route to look twice as these big blue britches billow in the Hill Country breeze (Photo by Deryl Clark) ;