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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Lakers up by two, Page 8 /ciSD Goals for the Ni. _.ies, Page 5 New Braunfels /AV New Braunfels, Texas Friday June 5, 1987 25 Cents One Section, 16 Pages Vol. 134, No. HOStammtisch I The meeting of concerned parents to garner alternatives for rowdy parties attended by area teens and scheduled for June ll at Comal Con-ty Fairgrounds will he at 7 p rn The time was deleted from yesterday's paper Ma Bell is asking its customers to he patient with telephone lines hampered hy noise and static We are aware of the service problems and have extra crews working These crews continue to he hampered hy high water and you can't dry out wet cables when they are under water When the water recedes, we will he able to dry the cables and return service to normal as soon as is humanly possible Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience while we make every effort to return service to normal." said Doyle Bebee of Southwestern Bell So have pa Hence The Tri County Farmers Market may get lucky this evening w ifh its second market at the Comal County Fairgrounds Last week the farmers and gardeners had to move their wares inside but the forecast today calls for only a slight chance of rain The market offers fresh produce from area crops and will continue until the weather gets unbearably hot so go on out and support those hard working sod busters The market opens at 8 p rn and is held each Friday at the fairgrounds Help the folks at Bavarian Village revive the art of polka music tomor row during the Bavarian Polka F est F'or lo, adults can move back and forth between the Bavarian Village Bier Garten and the hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and listen to six bands that will be playing in shifts during the day The music will begin at the church hall at noon and last until midnight, while at the bier garten the music will run from 5 30 to ll ;U) p rn A $2 ticket will allow adults to remain in the bier garten Children under 13 will be admitted free with an adult The organizers of the event say this is an effort to ‘revive some interest in the polka music get some life back into it " Polka lovers and others) will be able to dance to their hearts' content and get all the food and drink they want beginning at ll a rn Bavarian Village is at the corner of Austin and Liberty streets The New Braunfels High School Theater and Talent Club is presenting Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tonight at New Braunfels Middle School’s drama room Tickets for the first summer performance are $2 Director is drama teacher Kathy Hill The show starts at 8 p rn Weather forecasters have issued a severe sunshine war ning for all of Comal County Friday lo extend throughout most of the weekend as bright and intense sun rays have broken through the two-week long cloud cover Persons, especially small children and pets, were advised to expose their eyes gradually to the rays so as not to cause damage to the retinas caused by not seeing Mr Sun in such a long time A slight chance of showers of remains in the forecast with highs today reaching into the mid to upper 80s with lows tonight in the 80s Tommorrow will also be sunshine filled with highs get ting closer to the 90 degree markThe Menu CLASSIFIED.........ll    16 COMICS.................IO CROSSWORD............3 DEAR ABB V.............3 INSIGHT.................5 OPINIONS...............4 RELIGIOUS FOCUS 6 SPORTS................8.9 After alleged incident Agency head says actions should ensure child safety By DAVID MAY Staff Writpr The chief administrator for Comal County's Head Start program's parent agency says steps have been taken to ensure against incidents such as one alleged recently involv mg a child left after hours at one of the three program centers in Comal County The teacher of a local Head Start school not only used poor judgment w hen she allowed a child to remain at the facility with an employee after hours, but failed to follow established procedures, according to the program's top official Thursday. Louis K Ramirez executive director of Community Council of South Central Texas, Head Start's parent agency, called allegations of sexual misconduct by a janitorial employee unfortunate and said the teacher on duty has since been reprimanded for not adhering to policy regarding children left at the school after hours The director also stated that all program employees have been refreshed on policy in an effort to avoid similar incidents in the future The child, a 5-year-old girl, has claimed an employee on April 20 touched her indecently and kissed her The child reported the incident later that evening to her mother w'ho reported it the following day to Linda Springer, teacher at the Head Start school on South Krueger Street Ramirez said Springer, as din ( ('SCT officials followed procedure from that point He said Springer never should have allowed the child whose father failed to pick her up as planned that day. to remain alone with the employee It is very unfortunate," said Ramirez of the allegation, adding that although failure to follow policy for children left after hours was inex cusable problems often arise when parents fail to pick up children on time \ccording to the mother s statements she went to the school after her husband failed to bring the child home Springer was disciplined and the accused employee has been given a leave of absence with pay pending the outcome of police investigations and recommendations by the council's board of directors concerning Suit filed claiming stop sign obscured City of New Braunfels, a non profit agency and a landowner are facing a lawsuit seeking six figure damages because of injuries a local resident suffered during an accident on city streets Sidney L Richardson of New Braunfels has filed suit against New Braunfels, the Community Council of South Central Texas and a local Ian downer The petition, filed in 274th State District Court here May 21. alleges the defendants were negligent in allowing tree branches to obscure the view of a stop sign on Groos Street and West F'aust Street The non profit community council is included in the suit because it leases the pro perty at the intersection Walther Waldorn owns the land James Champion, a San Antonio attorney representing Richardson. said this week that he and his client will basically be asking for any amount the jury wants to give us. but it will be six figures " Richardson suffered a .severely broken leg when the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle, the lawyer said ender state law when you put up a stop sign. the stop sign should be visible when using that road The slop sign on the north side of F'aust at (iroos was not visible," Cham pion said The city is insured tor this. it’s not going to come out of tax payers money ’ The attorney said he and his client tried to reach a settlement with the city’s insurance company hut the company was unw illing The lawsuit petition states that Richardson was prudently (pending his motorov Ie southbound on (iroos Street when he came to the intersection of ‘irons and West F lust Plaintiff proceeded through the intersection tailing to stop it the stop sign " The petition adds that Richardson did not see the sign due to abnormal growth of branches and limbs extern ding out from a tree in close prox irmty to the stop sign. which obscured the stop sign The city had a duty to persons using the streets "to provide adequate notice and war ning signs and clear visibility of stop See SUIT Page 2 Smith says Reagan unjustly criticized By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Lamar Smith, the freshman Con gressman from San Antonio, told a group of New Braunfels business people this morning that it s time the na lions capital put the Iran Contra scandal behind it and got on with the business of running the country Smith said that of the thousands of letters he has received from constituents since he took office, only a handful of authors have been concerned about the foreign policy scandal He said he believes the entire investigation is of interest only to insiders in Washington and not to Hie nation as a whole I think people are getting tired of it People want to get to the bottom of it. to get all the facts out,” he said, adding that the investigation should be wrapped up quickly ‘i'm really disturbed about what s going on. he said about the hearings on the Iran Contra controversy ‘it seems to me that there is a real effort to discredit the president The at tempt now is that if you cun t discredit the policies of an individual, let's discredit (he person " Smith, a former Bexar County commissioner has made a place for himself in Washington in the less the allegation, Ramirez said I can't say if employee > is guilty or not. Ramirez said He said inter views with the mother and employee were conducted soon after the allega Hon Department of Human Services officials were notified immediately and the child was examined by a private physician at Ramirez re quest Ramirez, said the examination did not reveal an aggravated sexual assault Human services officials have in terviewed the child on videotape which has been delivered to New Braunfels police for further in See HEAD START Page 2 Comal resident charged with employer’s murder By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A Comal C ounty man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting Thursday nigh? of his employer and would be business associate following an argument in the southeastern par! of the county Michael Wayne Smith 21. of 8448 Bindseil Lane remains in county jail today on a SKK).OOO bond set this morning by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R G Dor Blanchard Clifton Krueger Ut was shot once rn the head by a 22-caliber rifle The bullet entered the vie tim's forehead He was transfer red by Bracken EMS to Village Oaks Regional Hospital in Live Oak where he died a short time after the IO !5pm incident Krueger lived near Smith in the 8400 block of Bmdseil Lane Mf PM 2252 and Bat 0 ave Road The two who share a mailing address were outside discussing a business deal when an argument erupted Comal County sheriffs investigators said Smith was employed by ihe victim According to investigator Lt Rudy Ruble sheriff s deputies responding to the call arrested Smith without incident He worked for Krueger and SeeMURDER Page2 Utter collapse rn dp! H ‘ '--1.43— A mechanical failure was blamed for a one-car mishap on the 3000 block of San Antonio Thursday afternoon. Four of the five lug nuts were missing from the left-front tire of an eastbound 1973 Buick LeSabre driven by Dorothy Lawhorn of 301 Castlewood apparently gave way forcing the car off the rain-slickened road and into a utility pole and a mail box Ther* were no serious injuries reported to uawhorr or the four passengers aitrougn one passenger complained of a headache anc another complained of hip pains Jhoto by Deryl Clark) SCUC removal petitions encountering opposition than five months since he was sworn in as I S representative from the 21 st District The representative gave a brief account this morning of his impressions of Washington DC Smith said besides a bit of disillusionment over party politics in the nation s capital. he is confident he can help direct policy important to this area "There are a lot of |>eople in See SMITH, Page 2 By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Petitions circulated two months ago calling for the portion of I nicer sal City in the Schertz Cibolo-l reversal City 1SD to move to Judson ISO has received unfavorable reac turns. According to SCI ( 1SD cur riculum director Nancy Hagen, the two districts are not in comparable categories A group of Universal City citizens, led by Bob Scott and Jerry Geyer has compiled information from (Kith school districts for the past several weeks to determine the most favorable district for Universal City residents "City unity, educational opportunities and lower lax rates ' are listed as the group s primary reasons for gauging tin* two school districts If Judson ISP comes out ahead in the comparison, the group plans to petition the commissioners courts of Bexar and Guadalupe counties to deannex the portion of I mversal City that falls into SCUT' ISP "They, of course have a right to the information." Hagen said. ‘but there is a structure tor comparison in this state and our districts, SCI C ISP and the J ISP. do not tall into the same category According to TEA divisions, we’re never going to tie compared to the J ISP. so it seems like a waste of time for them to do it." "Not that we leel we need to be. in any way apologetic about our district," said Sandra Schiather SCUC ISP public information officer "We are thrilled to be compared with appropriate school districts." Hagen agreed It is inappropriate for us to be judged side by side with J ISP she said With an enrollment between J,(KHI and HHK) students and 4u percent of its residents ranked us low income sci C ISP tails into the same category as districts such as Lockhart, Canyon. Georgetown. Seguin and New Braunfels. Comparatively J ISP us compared by TKA with school districts such as Conroe. Fort Bend. Killeen. Nor thside Round Rock and V ictoria J ISP s enrollment is more than IU.(KHI pupils, its wealth is below average, and the low-incorne percentage is under 4u percent We are a public entity said Hagen "Our records are public, but I’m personally concerned that they Universal City residents keep trying to flag the interest of the public itll this comparison ’ Hagen and other members of SC! C ISP have been urging Universal City residents within ’Me district to contact Bexar County Commissioner Bob Let* to convey their opinions before the issue becomes a commissioners court matter See PETITION, Page? Garden Ridge council orders system reviews By TRAVIS E POLING Correspondent Garden Ridge Mayor Walter Volley presented to the city council the results of the most recent negotiating session with Green Valley Water Supply Company for the purchase of the city water system Volley said the water supply company put a bottom-line price tag of $700,000 on the water system, pius another $80,000 owed tor un provernents to the system An official appraisal of Ihe system has been suggested to the city by Garden Ridge lawyers The mayor said such an appraisal by an engineering firm would be nee cessary to obtain bonds The City of Garden Ridue will now obtain estimates from several engineering firms to determine the cost of such an appraisal Councilman Keith Richter said ttiat even though the appraisal was necessary to ensure the value of the wale! system, the city should also use previous surveys for base in formation and the appraisal could be completed at a lower cost to the city Volley concluded discussion on the waler system by suggesting tile city check into a block grant to finance the water system as Marion is doing A topic that brought dissention from several council members and residents attending the meeting was a proposed letter from the mayor which stated that residents who had not obtained a building permit in the See SYSTEM, Page 2 ;