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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Investigation turns to use of junk parts WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is being asked to investigate whether scrap parts were used in the engine of the United Air Lines DC-IO that crashed last week. The plane crash-landed at Sioux City, Iowa, killing 111 people. See Page 5 New Braunfels A JslslsL, Vol. 137, No. 184 White considering campaign comeback AUSTIN (AP) — Former Gov. Mark White says he will decide by September or October whether to attempt a gubernatorial comeback. But White says he’s encouraged by public response so far to his exploratory efforts. See Page 9 NB Babe Ruth All Stars run wild over Taylor CUERO — Jacob Leos drove in four runs and pitcher Victor Garcia gave up just five hits as the New Braunlels 14-15 Babe Ruth League All Stars overpowered Taylor 8-1 in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday night. See Page 10 41<‘> MOO? IO/79/90 SO-WHST MICROPtmLISHINO 2201 BROOKHOLLOW pl- S"!TE 300    " ARLINGTON, tx 76006 RR ay July 27, 1989 25 Cents 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 One Section, 14 Pages Good dayStammtisch City eases restrictions for water conservation By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels residents can now breathe a little easier when they water their lawns now that the city is partially out of Stage 111 of the water conservation plan. Mayor Doug Miller said controlled outside watering which included even-numbered addresses watering only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and odd-numbered addresses watering only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays will be lifted Friday. Residents are still required to water only between the hours of 6 and IO a.m. and 7 and 11 p.m., and water is still not allowed to run onto streets and driveways. Restaurants are not allowed to serve water except upon request. Also industrial water waste should be eliminated. Violations to these remaining mandatory conservation activities can still result in citations and fines not less than $50 and no more than $200. “We’re not totally out of Stage III,” Miller said. “We’re coming out for two reasons. We’ve seen an upward trend in the aquifer to at least halfway to the See WATER, Page 2Welcome to town County schedules budget hearings Local dignitaries gathered with officials of K mart and Coogan and Associates last night at Holiday Inn to kick off the celebration of the opening of the company’s newest store. From left are Alan Shepard of Coogan and Associates; Dan Sedgwick,Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce president; Walt Miller, New Braunfels K mart store manager; and Mayor Doug Miller. The store will have its grand opening Sunday. (Photo by David F. Kramer) Edwards board reaches decision NBU board to review budget The New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees will conduct its monthly meeting today at 4:30 p.m. in the NBU board room at 201 Main Plaza. Trustees will consider approving the 1989-90 operating budget which includes increases in electric and water rates for NBU customers. Other discussion items include a reward policy for the arrest and conviction of street light vandalizes in coordination with the Safe City Commission and a construction contract for work on the extension of the Blicdcr’s Creek Sewer Outfall. Trustees could also approve outside consulting engineering and financial ujxlatcs to the current capital recovery fee policy. The board will discuss purchasing electric inventory materials, bill folder/stuffer/sealcr equipment and a laboratory microscope. The Edwards Underground Wate; District will act as an intervener in die lawsuit filed by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority seeking suite regulation of the Edwards Aquifer, board members decided Wednesday. According to Kenneth G. Ikels, EU WD board chairman, the Edwards district will intervene in the lawsuit, laking neither the side of die plaintiff or die defendent. “We recognize the Edwards needs to be regulated, and we recognize the importance of spring flow,” he said. “We feel it should be regulated as private water rather than state water.” GBRA filed the lawsuit in Hays County District Court June 15 in an effort to give the Texas Water Commission regulating power over the Edwards Aquifer. The lawsuit came only weeks after the 71 st Legislature failed to pass a proposed water management plan that would have given See LAWSUIT, Page 2 Economy sluggish Christmas in July in spring quarter WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy turned in its most sluggish performance in almost three years from April through June as inflation shot up dramatically, the government reported today. In a report apt to raise recession fears, the Commerce Department said the gross national product, the broadest gauge of economic health, grew al a lackluster 1.7 percent annual rate in the spring quarter. It was the worst growth rate since a 0.8 percent increase in the third quarter of 1986, the last time die economy skirted close to a recession. The sluggish growth reflected widespread weakness in big-ticket consumer spending and housing construction and a sharp deterioration in the country’s foreign trade performance. Economists say further weakness in any of these areas could be enough to end the current record peacetime expansion, now in its seventh year. Inflation is also posing a threat to the economy. A GNP inflation index shot up at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the April-June quarter, the fastest clip in more than six years. The pickup, from an increase of 4 percent in the first quarter, was blamed on a sharp jump in energy prices. The GNP report, which showed an even more sluggish economy than many analysts had been expecting, represented a setback for the Bush administration’s economic forecasts. Last week, the administration issued a revised economic forecast predicting economic growth of 2.9 percent for 1989 as measured against all of 1988. To achieve that level, the economy will have to expand at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in the last half of this year. Many analysts believe that growth estimate will be impossible to achieve. They are looking for further weakness to develop, with economic growth slumping to an annual rate of I percent. Such weakness would leave the economy exposed to the danger than any unforeseen shock, such as a furth- See ECONOMY, Pag* 2 The annual bazaar presented by First Protestant Church will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Seele Parish House, 172 W. Coll St. The Christmas in July bazaar has been sponsored for 20 years by the church’s women’s fellowship for the benefit of denominational and local charities. Getting ready for the sale are, from left, Kelle Haas; Lillian Soecht-ing, president of the women’s fellowship; Leslee Haas; and Florie Busch, chairman. Tonight’s Concert in the Park at Landa Park will feature local guys, Jay Erie and Blicdcr’s Creek. The free concert starts about 7 and you’re invited lo bring a picnic supfier and blankets or lawn chairs, and your dancin’ shoes. Thermal concert is Aug. 3 and is a Songwriter’s Special. The series is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and Miller Wholesale Beer. Remember, no glass containers are allowed in the park.... Boy Scouts Jason Allen and Lyle Peters this week arc having the times of their lives as they participate in the 12th National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia. The boys left Wednesday to take a tour through New York and Washington, D.C., before heading to Virginia. The Jamboree will host 32,(XX) Boy Scouts in many scouting-relaied activities such as competitions that challenge their scouting skills, canoeing, and kayaking. Allen and Peters are members of Boy Scout Troop 757 and their Scoutmaster is Jim Thompson... Oakwood Baptist Church invites everyone to Country Fair Day Sunday. Worship will be at 10:45 a.m., lunch will be provided, and the day will be filled with lots of games and activities for all ages. Everyone is invited to wear a cool country outfit as most of the activities will be outside.... Hie Mid-Texas Symphony Guild has extended the deadline for dues for the 1989-1990 season until July 30. All members have until that date to pay their dues and any parents of sophomore girls who may wish lo participate in the Debutante program when they are seniors should join the Symphony now because parents should be active members for two years for their daughters to be debutantes. Dues may be sent to the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild, P.O. Se* STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2 By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Comal County taxpayers should attend Friday morning’s budget hearing to hear justification for a more than $8(X),(X)() budget increase for county law enforcement and jail operations, says Sheriff Jack Bremer. “The (citizens) need to know what we’re asking for,” Bremer said. “I think that they expect good law enforcement and I think they deserve good law enforcement.” But with the current resources the sheriff’s department can’t provide an acceptable level of law enforcement service to the citizens, he said. Bremer’s proposed total budget request totals $3.4 million, which is a 31.1 percent increase from the current sheriff’s budget. The law enforcement request averages about 26 percent more and the jail operation request increases by about 36 percent. County Judge Fred Clark encourages taxpayers to attend budget hearings. “It’s their money we’re talking about spending.” Some of the larger increases include new personnel for patrol, jail, vehicles, and dispatchers. The 1989 adopted county budget was $11,657,800. The 1990 requested budget is at $13,551,127, an almost $2 million increase in requests. The budget hearing for the sheriff’s department and jail is scheduled for Friday morning at 9 in the commissioners court courtroom on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex. The district clerk’s budget is up for review at the same time. There is a chance for some rain today with the high reaching 90 degrees. The overnight low will be 74 degrees. Friday will be warmer with the high going up to 95 degrees and a low of 75 degrees. The weekend forecast includes a chance of isolated showers with partly cloudy skies. The highs will be around 95 and the lows will be around 75. Inside: CLASSIFIED...........................11-13 COMICS.........................................8 CROSSWORD...............................3 DEAR ABBY.................................9 HOROSCOPE................................8 KALEIDOSCOPE...........................6 SCRAPBOOK................................4 SPORTS..................................10-11 TV LISTINGS.................................8 WEATHER.....................................2 GBRA cutting water release Guadalupe River business owners are hoping for rain now that the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority announced it will reduce water releases today from Canyon Dam to meet the inflow into the lake. David Wclsch, director of planning and development for GBRA, said the outflow from Canyon Dam will be cut back to 60 cubic feet per second today. The Spring Branch gauge which measures inflow into the lake read 44 cfs today, but Wclsch said the outflow will be reduced to 60 cfs based on calculations which allow credit for any rain dial fell beyond the Spring Branch gauge. Wclsch made the announcement concerning the reduction to a group of river outfitters July 20. He explained that under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s license for the hydroelectric plant at the dam, GBRA is obligated to release at least 90 cubic feet per second until the average inflow is less than 90 cfs for a period of 45 days. The provision was sought for by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the protection of downstream fisheries. Wclsch said the purpose of the See RELEASE, Page 2 ;