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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Lakers up by two, Page 8 /OSD Goals for the Ni. -lies, Page 5 New Braunfels A iridsbU New Braunfels, Texas Friday June 5, 1987 25 Cents One Section, 16 Pages Vol. 134, No. no Stammtisch After alleged incident The meeting of concerned parents to garner alternatives for rowdy parties attended by area teens and scheduled for .lune 11 at Comal Con ty Fairgrounds will be at 7 p rn The time was deleted from yesterday's paper Ma Bell is asking its customers to be patient with telephone lines hampered by noise and static We are aware of the service problems and have extra crews working These crews continue to be hampered by high water and you can’t dry out wet cables when they are under water When the water recedes, we will be able to dry the eahles 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 tience The Tri County Farmers Market may get lucky this evening with its second market at the Comal County Fairgrounds l.ast 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 con tinue until tnt* weather gets unbearably hot so go on out and support those hardworking sod busters The market opens at ti p rn and is held each Friday at the fairgrounds Help the folks at Bavarian Village revive the art of polka music tumor row during the Bavarian Polka F est For $5. adults can move back and forth between the Bavarian V silage Bier Dart en 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 IO to ll so p rn A $2 ticket will allow adults to remain in the hier garten Children under Ll w ill 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 \ustin and Libertv 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 mug for all of Comal County Friday to 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 60s Tommorrow will also be sunshine filled with highs gel ting closer to the 90 degree mark The Menu CLASSIFIED ........ll    16 COMICS................1° CROSSWORD............3 DEAR ABBY.............3 INSIGHT.................5 OPINIONS .............. RELIGIOUS FOCUS 6 SPORTS................8,9 Agency head says actions should ensure child safety By DAVID MA Y Staff Writer The chief administrator for ( omai County's Head Start program's parent agency says steps have been taken to ensure against incidents such is 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 pro gram's top official Thursday Louis K Ramirez executive direr tor of Community C ouncil of South C entral 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 lefi 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 who 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 cusahle problems often arise when parents fail to pick up children on time According 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 coun-oil's board of directors concerning Suit filed claiming stop sign obscured City of New Braunfels, a non profit agency arid a landowner are facing a lawsuit beking 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 allow mg tree branches to obscure the view of a stop sign on Droos Street and West Faust Street The non profit community council is included in the suit because it leases the pro perty at the intersection W.tither Waldorn owns the land .James Champion a San Antonio attorney representing Richardson, smd 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 colla! ed with another vehicle the lawyer said. I nder state law when you put up a stop sign. the stop sign should be visible when using that road The stop sign on the north side of Faust at Droos was not visible " Cham pion said The city is insured for this. ifs not going to come out of tax payers money The attorney said he and his client tried to reach a a»ttlenient with the city’s insurance company but the company was unwilling. The lawsuit petition states that Richardson was prudently operating his motor \ Ie southbound on Droos Street when he came to the intersection of Droos and West I* lust Plaintiff proceeded through the intersection tailing it) stop it the stop sign ” The petition adds that Richardson did not see the sign due to abnormal grow th of branches and limbs extending out from a tree in close prox imity to the stop sign, v filch obscured the stop sign The city had a duty to persons using the streets to provide adequate notice and war mug signs and clear visi bilit> af stop See SUIT Page 2 Smith says Reagan unjustly criticized By SARAH DUKE Staff venter Lamar Smith, the freshman Con gressman from .San Antonio, told a group of New Braunfels business peo pie this morning that it s time the nu turn s 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 oi authors have been concerned about the foreign policy scan dal He said he believes the entire iii vestigation is of interest only to insiders in Washington and not to the 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 tacts out,” be said, adding that the investigation should be wrapped up quickly "I'm really disturbed about what's going on, he said about the bearings 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 the person ” Smith, a former Bexar County commissioner has made a place for hansel! rn 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 aliega tion Department of Human Services officials were notified immediately and the < hilrt was examined by a private physician at Ramirez request 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 HE AD START Page 2 Comal resident charged with employer’s murder By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A Comal County man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting Thursday nigh1 ot his employer and would be business associate following an argument in the southeastern par' of the county Michael Wayne Smith 21, ot 8446 Bindseil Lane remains m county jail today on a SHM' (HK) bond set this morning by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R D Doc Blanchard Clifton Krueger 18 was shot once in the head by a 22-caliher rifle The bullet entered the vie tim s forehead He was transter red by Bracken EMS to Village Oaks Regional Hospital in Live Oak where he died a short time after the lo Dp rn incident Krueger lived near Smith in the 8400 block ot Bindseil Lane )ff FM 2252 and Bat f ave Road The two who share a mailing address, were outside discussing a business deal when an argument erupted Comal County sheriff's investigators said Smith was employed by the victim According to investigator Lt Rude Rubio sherd! ' deputies responding to the call arrested Smith without incident He worked for Krueger and SeeMURDER Page 2 Utter collapse 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 The'* were no serious injuries reported wawhotr or the four passengers although one passenger complained of a headache anc another complained of hip pains Photo by Dery! Clark) SCUC removal petitions encountering opposition than five months since he was sworn in as I’ S representative from the 21 si 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 nations capital, he is confident he can help direct policy important to this area "There are a lot of people iii See SMITH, Page 2 By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Petitions circulated two months ago calling lur the portion of Colver sal City in the Schertz. Cibolo-l mversal City ISD to move to Judson 1SD has received unfavorable reactions. According to SCI C ISD cur riculum director Nancy Hagen, the two districts are not in comparable categories A group of I niversal City citizens, led by Bob Scott and .Jerry Deyer has compiled information from both school districts for the past several weeks to determine the most favorable district tor I'mversal City residents ‘‘City unity, educational op portunities and lower tax rates” are listed as the group s primary reasons for gauging the two school districts lf Judson ISD 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 SCL’C ISD "They, of course, have a rigid to the information.” Hagen said but there is a structure for comparison in this state and our districts, SCI C ISP and the J ISI), do not tail into the same category According to TEA divisions, we re never going to be compared to the J1SD. -o it seems like a waste of time for them to do it ” "Not that we (eel we need to In*, iii any way apologetic about our district," said Sandra Slidable! sect’ ISD public informationofficei "We are thrilled to be compared with appropriate sc bind districts ’ Hagen agreed It is inappropriate foi us to tx* judged side by side with J ISD she said With an enrollment tx*tween unto nut students and 4U percent ot its residents ranked as low income. SCI c ISD tails into the same category as districts such as Lockhart. Canyon. Georgetown. Seguin and New Braunfels. Comparatively JLM) is compared by TEA with school districts such as Conroe. Fort Bend. Killeen, Nor thsuie Round Rock and Victoria JISI) s enrollment is more ban pupils, its wealth is below average and the low income percentage is under 40 percent "We are a public entity ’ said Hagen Our records are public*, but I’m personally concerned that they I’mversal City residents keep trying to flag the interest of the public w ith this comparison ” Hagen and other members of SITT ISI) have been urging I mversal City residents within ’he district to contact Bexar County Commissioner Bob Let* to convey their opinions before the issue tiecotnes a commissioners court matter See PETITION, Page 2 Garden Ridge council orders system reviews By TRAVIS E POLING Correspondent Darden Ridge Mayor Walter Yohey presented to the city council tile results oi the most recent negotiating session with Green Valley Waler Supply Company for the purchase oi the city water system Yohey said the water supply company put a bottom line price tag oi $7tK),oo(i on the water system, plus another $ owed for im pavements to the system An official appraisal of the system has been suggested to the city by Garden Ridge lawyers The mayor said such an appraisal by an engineering firm would tx* nee eessary to obtain lionds The City oi Garden Ridge will now obtain estimates from several engineering firms to determine the cost of such an appraisal Councilman Keith Richter said that even though the appraisal was necessary to ensure the value of the water system, the city should also use previous surveys for base in formation and the appraisal could tx* completed al a lower cost to the city Yohey concluded discussion on the water system by suggesting the city check into a block grant to finance the water system as Marion is doing A topic that brought dissenlion from several council members and residents attending the meeting was a proposed letter from the mayor which staled that residents who had not obtained a building permit in the See SYSTEM Page 2 ;