New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Incentives among budget gimmicks
AUSTIN (AP) — State Comptroller John Sharp said encouraging competition among state agencies and private companies may be one of the up to 450 suggestions he has to save the state $1.6 billion without cutting services.
Gov. Ann Richards and legislative leaders in February ordered the comptroller’s office to scour state agencies for suggestions on saving money and increasing efficiency. The state is facing a projected budget shortfall of $4.7 billion.
Sharp announced last week that the IOO auditors conducting the Texas Performance Review had uncovered at least $1.6 billion in savings. So far, he has been reluctant to provide details of possible recommendations, saying that agencies already are scurrying to protect their interests.
“Every one of them (the ideas) is going to make sense, but every one of them is going to have a price tag — a political price tag,’ ’ Sharp said.
The report is due July I, in time for the Legislature to consider when they write the state budget during a special session Richards has said she will call July 8. Lawmakers put the task off until completion of the review.
New DHS agency head takes over
AUSTIN (AP) — Burt Raiford, a 22-year employee at the Texas Department of Human Services, assumed his new duties as commissioner of the beleaguered agency.
“My goal as commissioner will be to provide stability this agency needs to continue serving people,’’ Raiford said Monday.
He was unanimously selected by the DHS board to lead the 17,000-employ ce agency after former commissioner Ron Lindsey resigned.
Lindsey, who was appointed to the job in August 1989 by then-Gov. Bill Cements, resigned amid criticism from lawmakers for budget problems at the agency.
Lindsey said the budget problems were due to increasing services mandated by the federal government and the growing number of people depending on welfare assistance.
Bush, rights groups trade charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush is appealing to Southern Democratic congressmen to stick with him on civil rights and oppose an anti-discrimination bill backed by their party’s leadership.
With the House preparing for its long-awaited vote on competing civil rights bills today, both sides waged vigorous efforts to persuade undecided lawmakers while accusing the other of unfairly politicizing the debate.
Bush, Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and other administration officials met privately on Monday with a dozen House Democrats, most of them Southern conservatives.
Slovenia announces its secession
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — The republic of Slovenia has formally notified the federal parliament that it will secede from Yugoslavia by June 26, Yugoslav media reported today.
The notice says despite the proclamation of independence, Slovenia would be willing to negotiate with other Yugoslav republics on eventual joint interests or a possible loose union, the Borba newspaper said.
The small northern republic urged immediate negotiations on how federal institutions would operate on its territory in the interim period until full sovereignty is reached, Borba said.
Herald Marketing Rep
Meet Janice Mann
Herold-Zeitung marketing representative Janice Schwab Mann recently sat in with the German speaking Stam mtisch group at the Plaza Diner in New Braunfels...and held her own. But then the last time anyone accused Janice of not being able to communicate was the day before she learned how to talk.
To be sure, being able to speak German and English is a talent that comes in handy in a place like New Braunfels. But even this ability does not scratch the surface of Janice's real skills as a communicator. To get the flavor of that you would have to talk to the many local advertising accounts she consults with each week.
They have learned that her greatest asset is the ability to communicate their important advertising messages to our readers ond their customers.
Janice works hard to trans late ideas, events or special sales Into clear, concise and interesting language that will gain attention and deliver the intended message.
Janice Schwab Mann • a German/English speaking marketing representative whose special linguistic ability is translating her advertisers messages Into results.
We can finally stand up and shout about it. It’s official. The Hcraid-Zeitung Visitors Guide has been designated by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce as the authorized (and yes, official) New Braunfels Visitors Guide.
To say the least, we’re excited.
We are excited not only because of The Chamber’s designation bul because of the commitment we have made to make our Summer Visitors Guide something The Chamber would be proud to be associated with. As a business that depends on attracting some of the $100,000,000 that is spent by tourists in New Braunfels each year, you will be interested in knowing about these
For starters, our Summer Visitors Guide will consist of 32 tabloid pages chock full of interesting, exciting and informative stories on what there is for a visitor to do here.
To attract greater attention, the cover will be in full color.
Distribution is geared to get this high readership product into the hands of the people who need it the most by way of hotel, mote and condo rooms, convenience stores, rack copies of The Herald- Zeitung on Fridays and Sundays and at The Chamber itself.
The typical tourist slays in New Braunfels 2-5 days. That is a short window of time to deliver your important advertising message and to gel your share of lite $100,000,000. Increase your odds dramatically by being a part of The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce official Summer Visitors Guide. Call us today to reserve space. Copy deadline is Friday, June 7th.
Tuesday, June 4, 1991
The Baptist Memorial Hospital System’s AirLife helicopter settles at Station 1 near Canyon Dam, above, and is opened to a group of emergency medical personnel and citizens, right, for a demonstration of ' its uses and capabilities. In use is a Bell 412 helicopter powered by a Pratt &
; Whitney twin engine. (Photos by Douglas
AirLife lands for a closer look
By DOUGLAS KIRK
CANYON LAKE — The Canyon Lake Area-Comal County Volunteer Emergency Medical Service hosted a . visit Saturday by the Baptist Memorial Hospital System’s (BMHS) Air-Life helicopter from San Antonio.
The Bell 412 helicopter was piloted by John Fluke and touched down at ; Station I near Canyon Dam for a demontration of its capabilities. Air-Life serves locations within a 150-mile radius of San Antonio for emergency response and hospital transfers.
“We can reach Canyon Lake within 12 to 14 minutes,” said flight nurse Preston Love. ‘‘It takes us only about five minutes to get into the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year .”
The Bell helicopter has the same body as the Huey used by the U.S. military and made famous by service in Vietnam. It has a twin engine made by Pratt & Whitney. The helicopter has the capability of transporting a patient on a stretcher or several seated patients. The advantage of a helicopter for transporting critically injured patients is the speed with which the patient can be take to a medical trauma center where physicians are standing by.
In lifesaving, paramedics and other
Children crawl into the cockpit of the air ambulance, checking out instrument panels and flight controls. Concerned citizens and area emergency personnel were able to examine its supply and service areas
EMS personnel think in terms of the “Golden Hour," the critical period immediately following an accident in which a patient must get medical attention if he is to maximize his chances of survival. Since no one
knows when and where an accidei will occur, time is lost between ti moment of the accident and the arriv, of EMS volunteers on the scene. One a patient is stabilized at the scene, f must be transported to a hospit
where doctors can begin their work. Transportation times eats into the Golden Hour, which is why in critical cases ambulances drive quickly to the hospital. If a helicopter is available, transportation time is reduced and the patient’s chances of survival are increased.
BHMS paramedic Alan Lewis showed Canyon Lake EMS volunteers how to approach the helicopter, how to load the patient onto the flight deck, and where various equipment is stored on the aircraft. Pointing to a position behind the exhaust pipes on the craft’s tail section, Lewis said sometimes it gets scary.
Imagine responding to a car accident in the middle of the night: It’s dark, the helicopter engines are roaring. Above, the blades are producing 90 mile per hour downwinds and somebody needs something from the rail. If you walk into the rotor just overhead, you’ll be DOS (dead on the scene).
“Don’t ever go near the tail rotor,” Lewis said. “There are never any injuries when that happens — only fatalities.
About 50 persons attended the two-hour demonstration, which was open to the public as well as health-care volunteers.
Douglas Kirk is a freelance writer and photographer who lives al Canyon Lake.