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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas NCAA Final Four, Page 10A /Carrying handgun ge SA New Braunfels JJ—IL Now Braunfels, Texas erald Vol. 134, No. 59Stammti New Braunfels**^ (ami a ell at the relent statewide Young Keyboard Artist Solo Piano C om petition held at Southwest Texas State University Amy Knew atilt h took first place in the trd and 4th grade compel I Hon She is the student of Sister Maria Gorette /.ehr Melissa Maim 5 garnered third place in the first and second grade division She is the student of Amy s mom Carole Kriewaldt Anne Sablatura a stu dent of Pat Coffee took fourth plat e in the 12th grade division Blue rib bons went to Jonathan Gerhardt and Monica Maim in the lith and nth grade divisions while red ribbons went to st ace v B rue m mer and Christina Castro in the 7th and 8th grade competition XII are stutters of Carole Kriewaldt New Braunfels Middle School will host an open house thinning at 7 S'. pm today Festivities will include presentations t>> the 7th arui 8th grade bands and a meeting of the PT A Parents will have the op port unity to visit their childrens classrooms A member of Comal t ount> Child Advocacy Program will tw- the guest shaker at the < risis lane V olunteers meeting at noon Mon dav March lo at First Protestant Church 172 VA Coll Calls for the Child Advocacy program may now tie made through the Crisis lane which is ♦>•** I tie lr isis lane volunteer will answer questions atmo! Comal Countv Child Advocacy and forward requests, fur assistance John l> luohy of i anyon Lake and xx lf Brown of New Braunfels are ms iptenfs of <’III/en of the A ear awards hy the » ituens Committee for the Bight to Keep and IU ar Arms rhe committee claims a membership of almost <*»» »*■> ii*** pie and more than I kl menders oi Congress on its National Advisory Board In VAednesduv s Hometown col umn ti) Kosrniarie liregory part of one item was accidently cut New.arr iv ais ate Allan Dale san Antonio radio personality and his wife are moving to Kivertree sub *1iv is ion oft I exas 4* New Braunfels » hildren s Museum presents sports \ Cames texas style we might add It s a hands on exhibit covering I •*> years of lame stat shirts and games at the Courtyard shopping « enter April 7 through May I » schedule is tuesdays and hridavs ii to a in to I ui p m and { kl p m to » to pm saturdays lo a rn through I p rn and sundays 2 to ♦< p rn The exhibit will I** closed April H* and A1 av IU The cool weather will stick around a white, with a high only in the mid bos forecast (or this afternoon NAindswill be out of the northeast w Uh partly cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of showers Clouds will decrease tonight w ith a low in the morning iii them id 40s Friday will be sunny and warmer with a high again in the mid 70s and a southeast wind between lo and 15 mph The Menu CLASSIFIED 3*4 B COMICS.............2B CROSSWORD.......3B DEAR ABBY........3B EDUCATION........3A KALEIDOSCOPE.    ..IB OBITUARIES.......3A OPINIONS..........4A SPORTS.........10-I1A Warmin’ up : I I One welcome sight recently was this young budding mesquite tree Legend has it that the last freeze of the year has already passed when the mesquite has reached this stage Proof of that is the forecast for the weekend which calls for temperatures reaching close to 80 degrees with the low temperatures in the 40 s. (Photo by Deryf Clark) Candidate forum offers no surprises in city race By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer Fight of the nine candidates vying for three at-large New Braunfels City Council seats participated in Wednesday s forum sponsored by the American Associa Hon of University Women but at least part of the time was spent responding to questions that did not directly concern municipal government here Before the forum AAI AA members said they would screen questions submitted by the audience which numbered more than Ho midway through the 7 JO pm forum in the Civic Center Candidate Dennis Khoads was out of town attending a professional seminar related to his business The remain mg candidates Kotiert Paehamna Bill Arnold Doug Miller. George Biglev Gary Henry Guadalupe Castillo Dennis Kaderli and James G<*Kibread fielded a variety of questions some of which they covered in a previous forum at Holy Family Catholic Church last week and before special interest and civ ic organizations Among the question" to which each of the eight par ticipating candidates responded were their opinions and whether they would try to do anything about New Braunfels Post Office s much maligned physical layout on Seguin Street The post office is a federal building and was erected a" it is despite city objections to the design of the access and position of the physical plant on the location between Seguin and < .*"tell The federal government can build such facilities and circumvent state or local controls, which was the case in New Braunfels Another question sought candidates opinions about and views on inappropriate or rude behavior by council members and people speaking before the council during recent city council meetings All agreed such behavior was inappropriate and promised to treat potpie fairly and with respect if they were elected Questions selected by AAC AV member" also included several pertaining to subjects on topics candidates already are on record as having responded to such as whether each would support a property tax increase up to or beyond 7 a percent, the trigger for initiative tax rollback elections in Texas Candidate George Biglev reiterated his opposition to any property tax increase at all and suggested increases in sales taxes and a tax on non-essential services The other candidates indicated such a tax increase could not be ruled out although each indicated an increase in ad valorem taxes might be necessary to improve or at least preserve, the level of essential services identified primarily as police and fire protection One question posed was whether the city should t>ear the financial responsibility for school crossing guards a service recently shared by the city and New braunfels In depdent School District after budget cutbacks by the council The candidates responses See CANDIDATES Page 2AIn sex abuse trial J Man pleads no contest after iury deliberates five hours Guilliams begins 50-year sentence I w e n t v two \ f .I r old John Guillliams who wa" found guilty murdering his sister s husband ha" tie gun serving his *n year sentenc •• at the Texas Department of < 'orret Hems I he sentence was handed down Wednesday morning in Guada upe Count) District < our! by District A* tomes VS t Bud htrkendail Guilliams was convicted of "hooting Kenneth K Carroll. J* in the (ave as i ar roll reportedly entered hts Northdale resident e feb ll I tie a* veal sentence has Nor thcl if fe resident susan Grooves puzzled Grooves said she strongly tnTieves the *o year sentence ha" its good and t ad points Now Guilliams serves some time may tx- IO or 20 veals to even les" then he is releas •ti for different reasons and you ve got the kid bat k on the street looking for another v lenin stu- said Gt*d knows \*ith the current prison overcrowding mess what the future holds for him Grooves said Du guv nerd" help you only pray as young a" he is the TIH "V stem can ttelp turn By DAV IO MAY Staff writer hive hours into jury delu-eratior." William Dale Day pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child He was assesvt-ti a sentence of lo years pro batlon with psychiatric counseling J" part of his probation Day a Canyon I.ake resident and employee of a private sanitation firm there was standing trial on charge" that he engaged in expiic it sexual activities with his > year old daugfiter The trial lasted three dav" In the plea bargaining agreement reached let ween the defendant and District Attorney W illiarn Schroeder Day will be required to pay tor his counseling and any counseling re quired for his daughter Contents of a v ideotape entered in to state s ev idence nearly recited in a hung jury The pant of I" met and two women were in an ll I deadlock when the plea arrangement was reached I he sri ond degree felony charge could have t>een punishable by a sentence of up to 2w years in prison andor a fine of up to $10.(too According to jury foreman Michael I Htherty one juror did not believe the tape was conclusive enough to con Vici Day He "aid before the jury saw Hi* tape a second time other juror" had voiced similar reservations The videotape involved Chris Bader of the Texas I Apartment of Human serv ne" conducting an inter view of the girl in which "he asked the girl through questions and use of anatomically correct dolls to describe the alleged acts and with whom she had participated The tape essentially contained two interviews At first the girl denied her father had done any thing After a minute delav in the interv lew the girl returned and implicated her father in \ arious acts she said on tape her lather an several occasions inserted his finger into her vagina When Bader asked her how that felt the girl responded by saving. It hurt Die child slated that she had witnessed other limes her father and stepmother engaging in other explicit sex acts Defense Attorney AA ilium Hurter whose objections to the tape and the interview were denied bv visiting Judge David Dunn declined to cross examine the child on the witness "land Porter questioned what ox curred during the time that lapsed on the tape* insinuating that the child had been coached into her testimony T se of a v ideotape in such trials is allowed under state law Schroeder said it was not the first time he ha" used a v ideotape tor state " evidence See PLEADS Page JA McKenna planning for Hospital Week », JIM WE BRE Stall Writer AL henna Memorta Hospital is planning an open house and will nuke a "jovial effort to recruit registered HUI "es in ALt\ National Nuises Day is Aljy t> and National Hospital Week is May lo Hi during which time A1, henna "(att hopes to attract potential registered nurse employ tvs and conduct a health fair Alay t ; according to assistant administrator Mary Cana The hospital s board of directors Wednesday heard atk'Ut the plans that will include notices in New Braunfels ami Comal County trunk statements sent out m April ani) May The drive to recruit registered nurses stems in part from the fad that AL henna must comate iii terms of salaries with higher paying hospitals in san Antonio and Austin Also McKenna has but a few an ciliary personnel in the categories of licensed vocational nurses aud aides and orderlies According to Ad ministrutor Johnnie Johnson the hospital is attempting to staff the nursing units completely with registered nurses to bring proles sional care to a level that coincides with federal guidelines for care that can In* reimbursed under Medicare and Medicaid pi ox isions In other business Wednesday, directors heard a report from Johnson that patient census in the hospital for February was up The average adult patient census for a >2 day period February into March was The census represented what Johnson called a good workload Johnson reported also that he will hire an a d d 111 o n a I medical laboratory technician to work weekends only and will replace a technician who resigned Malpractice insurance for doctors was a subject ol disagreement bet ween the hospital s administration and medical stall in that the hospital s liability carrier is requir mg greater liability insurance on the part of physicians practicing at McKenna AAe want the medical stall to know that this is not coming from the U>ard ttoard chairman Flliot Knox said Parameters of minimum liability coverage foi physicians prompted finance committee chairman Melvin Johec to term the situation so in valved that I cannot accept that increased liability premium payments on the part of McKenna medical staff istheonly solution ” It s an open question Knox said During a report on medical staff prix liege approx als board members commented that one physician who had requested the right to use McKenna tor patient admissions had withdrawn his request and retired from practice because of exhor bitantly high malpractice insurance premiums, which in many cases cost indiv idual doctors more than $100,000 a year NBU board gives Sohn $1,600 raise, discusses water treatment plant B. DANA OVERSTRE ET Starr Writer Atter more than an hou: in executive session New Braunfels I Littles board ut trustees Wednesday night granted a $1 boo jr-i ye.ii pay '.use to Genera Manager Bob sohn Sohn s salary will tim* Hum >    per    year    to $55.LIO sohn who joined NBl ii. March IBKC last received a pay increase in March l «j Board president Gene Ab n tut wi g said he- has been pleased with Sohn > performance Trustee Hubert orr made the motion which was voted on unanimously by the troard AAe believe that he has pi ox Hied good lead* rship to the employees of the utilities and gorki guidance to this board and that tie has taken u> again in a progressive way down the road *In said Also Wednesday trustees talked with engineers about the construction of a surface watei treatment plant on the Guadalupe Rive! The bourd instructed Sohn to return to the next board meeting with definitive issues for discussion and possible action J don’t think we have any choice said trustee and Mayor F.d Sciantarelli San Antonio ha" pretty well dropped the ball and is say mg they don’t care about the Comal Springs ••We’ve been talking about surface water and alter nate sources of water for oui community for about six years.’ Sohn said “We’ve gotten a little more direct about it in the past six months F.ngineer Sam McKenzie of Huntei Associates in Austin said his firm in 1B71 made a preliminary pro posal for surface water treatment that was never put sued Then in HG5 McKenzie looked at th* teasibiiitv of joining w ith Guadalupe Blanco Rivet Authority in a regional water treatment plant at Lake Dunlap David Prewitt Hunter Asv»ciates    water and wastewater engineer "aid tht general    concensus is that New Braunfels Utilities has nothing to ga • <>t lost* by joining w uh Ai BRA and as a result GBR A has begun pursuing its own treatment plant The March report from Huntei    Associate" presented to NBl trustees this week exam es the feasibilities of New Braunfels acting mdejH i dent i v to develop a secondary water supply source to "t ree tin customers of Now Braunfels I unties only Prewitt said the city currently has water rights tor Comal River water Prewitt ha" talked to GBR A manager John specht wh» said he believes the two Comal run of the river permits could tv transferred lo the Guadalupe River There would In av ailable neat iv 7 uxt acre teet ut water per year under the two ex istingpermits Prewitt said This coupled with an available 5 uoo aire levi per year from storage at Canyon Reservoir would allow the New Braunfels Utilities to take nearly hmm ane lect per year from surface wutet supply in the Guadalupe River states Hunter Associates’report The cost of water would rise* from approximately H) cents per I OOO gallons to approximately .J cents pet I duo gallons There would need to In- a water rate in crease- of between IO cents and 55 cents pet la ahi gallons to cover the production costs and ammorUza Hon .” Prewitt said Tfie engineers said a surface water treatment plant See NBU Page 2A Thursday March 26, 1987 25 cents Two Sections/ 18 Pages ;