New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 141, No. 90
Prod D. Dillingham
Local son missing in action
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
The death of a Naval officer remained under investigation by U.S. Naval officials Thursday after an accident which investigators say occured during a training mission.
Syd and Betty Dillingham, owners of The Fourth Dimension in New Braunfels, are awaiting the conclusion of the Naval investigation into the death of their son Lt. Commander Fred D. Dillingham March 15 off the coast of North Carolina.
Dillingham was the navigator aboard a Navy F-14 fighter jet that was reported missing last Monday during a routine training mission over the Atlantic Ocean.
The Navy has yet to determine the cause of the accident but has officially listed Dillingham and the pilot as deceased.
Rescue efforts were hindered because of inclement weather, and rough seas continue to cause trouble for Naval investigators who are continuing their search for the wreckage, according to the Dillinghams.
Dillingham's father, Syd, said that Navy officials were making every effort to retrieve the wreckage and re-construct the aircraft to determine the cause of the accident.
"The wreckage was spread out over a six -and-a-half-mile area," Dillingham •aid. "(The Navy) said they wouldn't stop until they found every piece so they could reconstruct the jet and determine, if they can, what happened.*
The bodies of Dillingham and the pilot of the aircraft have not yet been recovered, and accordiM to Dillingham, Navy officials believe the two are still inside the wreckage.
The Dillinghams are planning a memorial service for Cmdr. Dillingham to be held in Bartlesville, Okie.
Jordan to be honored tonight
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeltung
The Texan of the Year honor will be awarded to Barbara Jordan at the 27th annual Texas Legislative Conference's reception at 7 p.m. tonight. The award was designed to recognize the efforts of outstanding public servants and bring attention to them as role models for our youth.
“We thought it was important to recognize exemplary people in public service,* said Torn Purdum, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the conference coordinator. The award has been presented to Vice President Bush, Lady Bird Johnson and James Baker*
A Other recipients of
the public service award include Leon Jaworski, Ddph Bris-jgjgp^^ I coe, John B. Connelly,
■JI? I Lloyd Bentsen, John
I ... / I Tower, Phil Gramm,
Ii wJT i .J William P. Hobby,
and E (Kike) de la Garza. Jordan will be the 20th recipient of the award.
Jordan was elected to the Texas state senate in 1966, and in 1972 she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where she served three terms.
Since then she has served as Public Service professor at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the Univer
sity of Texas in Austin.
She graduated magna cum laude from Texas Southern University and earned her law degree from the Boston University Law School. She received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Harvard University in 1977.
She is known as an outstanding speaker and public servant She was also named Democratic Woman of the Year by the Women's National Democratic Club, Woman of the Year in politics by the Ladies Home Journal, Time magazine’s Woman of the Year and was elected by a Redbook survey as the Woman Who Could Be President.
Employment on the rise
State unemployment rate drops slightly last month
Staff and wire report
AUSTIN — Decreases in state unemployment levels were reflected by a decrease in the Comal County rate, according to information released from the Texas Employment Commission.
Texas posted an 8.1 percent unemployment rate for February, down from the 8.4 rate in January, the TEC reported.
The Comal County employment rate increased by .5 percent in February, lowering the county unemployment rate to 6.2 percent, according to the TEC.
Total employment in Comal County now stands at 25,134 with 1,655 unemployed.
Employment Commission Chairman Eddie Cavazos said the numbers are a positive sign, even though the rate was slightly lower at the same time last year.
"I think I speak for everyone in the Texas labor market when I say this is welcomed information,* Cavazos said Tuesday.
Between January and February, more than 28,000 jobs were created in the state, bringing total employment to about 8 million jobs. The largest growth was in government positions.
Job losses were cited in retail trade and mining sectors.
The rate of unemployment in the San Antonio area also decreased .3 percent from January to February.
The rate of unemployment in the urban area of San Antonio was 6.6 percent for February. The revised January rate was 6.9 percent.
VolunlBtrt work to complete remodeling for the new Community Service Center. Plane ceil for the new center to be ready for occupancy in April. Photo by John Huseth.
Gruene race slated for April
The Ninth Annual Gruene Texas 10,000 is set for IO am. Saturday April 3.
Runners participating in the lOKrun, or the 3.4 mile walk, will be running through some of this region’s most scenic areas.
The race will start in front of the Mercantile on Hunter Road in the Gruene Hie-torical District and will wind its way up and down Old and New 306, across the Guadalupe River and back into town for the finish in front of the Gruene Mansion Inn.
A registration fee of $10 enters the runner in the race as well as drawings for free hotel rooms for Saturday night following the race.
Runners can also register on the day of the race from 8:30 a.m. to 9;30 a.m. for $12.
The first 1,000 to register will receive Gruene lOKT-shirta, and all participants will be eligible for drawings with prises including hotel discounts, ihir trips, meals, and T-shirts.
Thors will also be a Grand Prise of a night for two in Gruene including accommodations, a river trip, dinner at the Gristmill and passes to Gruene Danes Hall including T-shirts.
After the award ceremony which follows th# recs, there win be Hvc rauric at Owens Hall along with free snacks, Mid soft drinks and beer.
The proceeds from the race will go to Friends for Rivers, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protection and preservation of the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers.
Runners In a previous Gruene Texas 10.000 take off from the starting Nne. Proceeds will benefit Friends for Rivers.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Prisilla Koehler, Pete Romo, Rose Zamora and Shirley Kivlin. Belated Birthday greetings go to Ingrid J. Gamer. Anniversary wishes go to Mr. and Mrs. Albert McKinnis.Hemsndez family bsnsflt
The Hemandes Family Children's Fund is selling raffle tickets through Juno 14 for a 1993 Dodge Dakota Truck. Proceeds from th* raffia will go to tha children's trust fond. Drawing will be held June 14 at 4 p.m. at the Wal-mart Distribution Center on Interstate 85. Tickets ars available st Becker Motor Co. and Wal-mart Call 826-1767 for details.Fsmous Ptopls Players
The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council will present the Famous Poopls Players at 7 p.m. March 28 at the Civic Center. General admission is $10. VIP ticket# ars $25. Proceeds will benefit the Comal County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Conter. For tickets or rssarvations, call 625-6570,620-0939 and 625-6966.Human* Society
Tha Humana Bocioty of New Braunfels Area Inc. will ba open to tho public from 6 a.rn. to noon. They will cloot at noon and reopen at IO am. Monday* Marsh 29.
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