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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Sparks to fly? Committee to outline concerns about CISD Sparks could fly when Comal Independent School District trustees meet at 7:30 p m Tuesday, with at least three people scheduled to speak out against the * plight of CISD.” Canyon High teacher Vicki Langham, and concerned parents Pat Nlsson and Jane Burr have requested a chance to address the board They will address what they feel are the problems facing the district —low teacher morale, anticipated loss of quality teachers, policy changes, administrative hirings at inflated salaries, and alleged lack of communication between Supt \N illhelm arid teachers In addition, an advertisement ran in Sunday’s Herald Ze/tung, citing the same basic shortcomings, and urging CIS!) taxpayers to attend Tuesday ’s meeting The advertisement was paid for by Concerned Taxpayers. Paul Schurig. treasurer After giving audience to its patrons, the board will dig into a lengthy agenda, including reports on the Kncino Park detachment appeal w ith the Commissioner of {education, and summer school enrollment Discussion items will involve the Comal County Appraisal District, and possible construction of restrooms at Smithson Valley High School stadium and dressing rooms at Mountain Valley and Canyon Middle Schools Also up for discussion will be ap pointmen! of an umbrella committee for purposes of a long range planning committee to study administration, curriculum, financing, personnel management systems tran sportation, food service, main tenance, demographic data and grow th. and data management The board is expected to take action on the student accident Insurance program for 1983 *4, catastrophic student insurance, extended con- See ( ISP. Page 12Unicorns Fall The New Braunfels rnicorns faces a must-w'ln game tonight at 7:30 against Alamo Heights, as they trail 1-0 in their best-of-three series to determine w ho advances in the 4A baseball playoffs. The Unicorns lost 3 1 Monday despite a tough mound effort from Armando Martinez See Sports. Page 5Today's Weather Find an umbrella. The National Weather Service is predicting that it will be mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain or drizzle all day Temperatures may reach HO with winds out of the Southeast 15*20 mph through tonight The chance for rain or drizzle will continue to be 20 percent tonight with cloudy skies and a high in the upper-60s Wednesday doesn t look much better as theres a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms with a high in the low 80s and winds out of the south, 10-15 mph. Sunset today will be at 8:17 p.m. with sunrise tomorrow at 6:37 a rn. CLASSIFIED.....................9-11 COMICS....................... 7,8 CROSSWORD......................7 DLAR ABBY    2 DEATHS..........................2 HOROSCOPE.......................7 OPINIONS ................4 SPORTS.........................5.6 STOCKS    12 TV LISTINGS.......................7 WEATHER.........................7 New Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeitung Vol. 92 No. 97    12    Pages TUESDAY May 17, 1983 25 cents (USPS 377 880* Judge approves Savage motion By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer State District Judge Carl Anderson approved an order Monday for the Attorney Generals Office to review the William Dale Savage case, and Jim Mattox said his office w ill comply But w hether Savage will he tried again remains a legal question The Fort Sam Houston private was placed on IO years probation and fined $5.(Hki for the deuth of Ruben Sauccdu Sr Oct 30 Sauceda’s pregnant wife and their two small children were also killed by Savage’s yellow Volkswagen, as they walked along IS Highway kl West The probated sentence, and Schroeder’s refusal lo further prosecute Savage for the deaths of Mr Sauceda and the children, set tiff a racial spark in the community that burned for over three weeks Four county jail inmates vowed to starve to death for “justice." and tile Committee of Justice for All s courthouse picketing grew into a daily routine Judge Anderson signed the review order without a full blown hearing Monday, thanks to an agreement hashed out Friday afternoon between concerned parties Officials were eager to avoid the hearing, with talk of over I,ISKI people converging on Main Plaza Monday Also part of the Friday agreement was “no marches, no I.non people, no picketing.” Committee member Kzequiel "Cheque” Torres said. and tile group kept its word At Monday’s proceedings Schrueder s.ici the Attorney (Jenera!** review was his ii alternative to foreclose any further demon stratums This community works together well, and the problems rising out of all this were uncalled for I simple don t want this community objected to violence or destruction, and keeping law and order is part of the responsibility of ms jot “I watched Val Pick'! violate the law day after day. and I couldn't have It Plus, w e w ere having .t murder trial upstairs that was being disrupted by their yells for justice I still consider myself rigid about the law on multiple punishments." Schroeder added "Jim Mattox is setting a precedent thai West End citizens oppose jail site Sts rf ptt.lHi t't hiHHf\ H'illtj see s\\ \(,k. page i * Rick Woods protested th** decision Bv JACOBI MNE SMITH Staff writer Just when they thought that tin* jail sit** controversy had been put to rest, Commissioners Court has been presenter! with another petition Tills piece of paper, signed by approximately 250 citizens, voices opposition t«> the proposed jail sit** of Water lame and West San \ntonio Street, said Com ii us sum** i ('ha Ties "Ta it" Mum I Th** majority ol those signing Un* petition are resilient* of the city's West Knd, Mundiluted One of tin* group’s main eon ceros is "that they're afraid of Increased traffic on San Antonio Street." said Mood, who felt that most of th** additional traffic would tie coming in from Ruer I toad ami I -oop 337 * The only tun** San Antonio i St reel i will hi* traveler! will he w hen they (law enforcement I tiring them I prisoners I into tin* (’ourthouse," said Mum! When presented with lit** petition last w«**-k by I atren/** Yankee" Camarillo. Mum! told Ca mart Do that lie thought the group's opposition was "a little after tin* fact." Til** coni missiouer pointed out that county officials ap pea re ii before organizations numerous times and a public hearing was held in the District Courtroom to discuss th** proposed jail site And at nom* ol these meetings did opposition ails** from Camarillo’s petition signers, he said Vs to why they w ailed until now to complain about the county's selected jail SU. Mum! sal*! be did not know Camarillo was unavailable for eomment tis presstime 111 res puns** to tin* petition. members til Commission**! Court and Sheriff Walter Feller will bolti a "question and an swer" session at Holy Family Church af 6 an pm Thursday Mum! said Originally the melding was set for 7 p.m.. Heil because County Judge Fred Clark has another engagement that night the time was moved up to 6 30 |i rn to allow him to at Nim* .I XII.. I'ngi* I t Appraisal District decision delayed By DYANNE FMV Staff writer The fate of the Comal County Appraisal District still hangs in the balance*, and probably will until next month At Monday night * meeting, the board of director* heard an ad hoc committee’s report on its review of tile appraisal office A majority of the committee members found th** present operation to ta* ho inefficient and disorganized, they felt It would I*** better to clos** the office and contract with County Tax Assessor (Bona Clennan to take over It* functions The hoard also heard a "minority report" from <jlyn (Biff the only committee member who voted against tile above recommendation, and a rebuttal statement from Chief Appraiser Glenn Bun ks, dratted in answer to a May 6 report by committee member John I ’hillips Overwhelmed by input, directors derided lo table action on tin* committee’s recoin (Herniation until they have a chance to study tin* written versions of all these reports Director and committee chairman Charles Lewis had promised to push for a decision Monday night But fie yielded to board chairman Leroy Woodson s request for a delay, and held of! on a motion to accept tin* com mittee's advice He did nun**, and the board agreed, to also postpone a review of Brink*’ proposed 19*4 budget, since any other derision made is likely to affect the district's monetary needs "I wish something would have been decided on** way or tin* other," said (trucks "But I guess they got so much information, they decided they’d better take some time to l»***k it over One item in Brin ks’ .statement should have cheered directors and committee members alike * We have now completed ail appraisal w ork and data entry tot 19*3. and an* awaiting delivery of a preliminary proof roll." the chief appraiser said In fait. th** preliminary roll was ordered Monday from the data processing unit of T Y Pickett A. Co., Brinks reported Tuesday morning Hi stall will proofread tin* roll w hen it arm es, "aud a* soon as we're sure ll s reasonably right, we ll send 'Hit tile 2u *lay notices tot appraised value> in June," Brinks said Twenty days later, tin* Appraisal Review Hoard can start to hold hearings, and (ii** final roll should go out sometime in July Brinks tried (til lins sort of timetable ut 19*2 Hut It was late summer before tile preliminary loll eame in Ills office sent (tie 20 day notices without adequate time to proof, and tin* final roll wasn’t certified until Nov. 2 The delay caused hardship anti hard feelings in several of tin* tax offices served by Ila* appraisal (list riel Coff feels that much Of lilts Is reflected iii tin* tnt hoc com mittee's majority report It s In* contention that tile worst I* over for Brinks' office, and that there’s no reason lo "throw out tile flatly w Itll tile hath w afer " Brinks offered some clarification on John Phillips’ complaints about ids proposed budget, hut It s not clear whether til** questions have been resolved Brinks said in* proposed budget includes only IU** easily identified areas of increase lie s asked for a in percent raise tor all employees, and one additional employee to complete cross training (something Phillips supported in Ins memo to the committee) lie s estimated a Id peri cut Increase iii data processing costs, because ad dittona! storage will I»•* needed next ycai Tin* appraisal service contract with Thomas y Pickett calls Itll a $2,500 I**** inn ease, und Brinks expects miscellaneous expenses to add up to $2,500 moi* than they w ill tins veal Phillips, w ho represented tin* City of Garden Ridge on th** * omnuttee, maintains tfrat since tile mammoth Hist year job ut reappraising every pi*** e of Hee \|*|*|( \ls %|„ Page I ! Former aide commits suicide after taking students hostage BRENTWOOD. NY (AIG * A mentally ill man who shot and wounded a student and principal, then held 18 students hostage in a social studies classroom before killing himself, was a loser seeking revenge for ids dismissal two weeks ago. officials said Robert O. Wickes, whose troubled life ended a few minutes before midnight Monday after a siege that terrified students and their parents, laid also been watched by the Secret Service for making threats against the Reagan administration, his lawyer said Dressed in Army fatigues and carrying a 22-caliber rifle, Wickes held police in this Long Island community at bay for about nine hours. Many of his student hostages bet ame sick or faked illness to gain permission to leave Others were released one ai a tim** in return for a local radio station agreeing to play song requests including tin* Beaties' "Penny Lane" * and hts own "epistle to the world Wickes, 24. described as a paranoid schizophrenic, had been angry at Fast Junior High since May 5, when he was fired as a substitute teacher's aide because of a fight with lands Horgos, a 15-year-old student He returned Monday. Borgos’ first day back after a suspension for the incident, and shot him and Stephen Howland, the school principal, Howland was released from the hospital several hours after the shooting Borgos was listed in stable condition. Hut Wickes, who vowed in* was making hi* "last stand," carried out ills suicide threat, shooting himself in the head with ins rifle He was pronounced dead shortly before midnight The siege began in Room 201 about 12 45 p m with I* student hostages Although the students had tailed Wickes "the big duck" and often made fun of his clothes and man nerisms, no one laughed at him Monday. "He walked into the classroom with this gun and tried to push our teacher out," said Angelo Bravo. 15 "But before he could, she grabbed the phone and contacted the office She said ’Call the police.* See SHOOTING, Page It Colorful climber scales building, parachutes safely—to police HOI STON (AP) A masked man attempting to climb tin* glistening 71 story Allied Bank Tower stopped three fl«x»rs from tin* top, unfurled iii** I S and Texas flags, then opened a parachute and floated safely to ground TH** climber, identified as David AO cock, 21, of Dallas, landed near a downtown parking garage a few blocks away Adcock ran into tin* garage and was arrested by four police officers who whisked him through a crowd of hundreds of spectators chanting ‘Tart him go. Let him go." Adcock, whose name was riot known until after his arrest, was charged late Monday with evading arrest and criminal trespassing, said Hay Burkhalter of the district attorney’s office, Bond was set at $10,000 on each charge because Adcock was serving IK months probation tor a similar offense last year on Iii** West ('oast, Ms Burkhalter said, adding that details were not immediately available However, Adcock's mottler, Carol Stanley, of Houston, said tier son leaped from Kl Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park last summer and ‘‘promised me ii** would never do it again." Ms Stanley said she offered hail her son out But tie refused, saying he wus grown up, sin* said Adcock was the second such "urban mountaineer" here in less than three months On March 14, Run Broyles, a Hollywood stunt man, souled the 75 story Texas Commerce Tower, the tallest skyscraper w est of the Mississippi River Beside the wig and musk, Adcock wore a blue and white cap with a Texas flag on the front and a blue Jumpsuit S tat* fibula bf D,a'»m #** Glyn Golf listens to debate ;