New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 92 No. 99 16 Pages
May 19, 1983 25 cents
(USPS 377 880'County, NBISDofficials seek high bond rating
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
A group of Comal County and Now Braunfels Independent School District officials will Im-traveling to New York City together Monday
But it won t be a vacation The group, led by financial adv isor Floyd Westerman. will make the two-day journey in an attempt to get the best bond rating possible for their upcoming bond sales.
The ratings "will aide them rn obtaining the best possible interest rate" when the county and school district try to sell their bonds within the next few weeks. Westerman said in
a recent telephone interview The group which will probably consist of County Judge Fred Clark. County Auditor Bate Bond, NBISD Supt O F Hendricks school board president Marge Waldrip and NBISD Business Manager I .annie Curtis is traveling together to sav* money. Westerman said.
Since voters approved .separate multimillion bond packages earlier this month for both the county and school district, both entities have to obtain bond ratings Bv traveling together both groups can share expenses for his trip. W esterman explained New York City is the headquarters for Standard it Poors arui Moody’s Investors
Servil e, the two leading bond rating agencies in the country Westerman felt that representatives from beth the county and NBISD should join him in appearing before tx»th agencies.
The county has never had a bond rating since ratings came into play in more recent years," Westerman said Prior to 1970 Moody 's wouldn’t rate .im issue unless it was at least $600,000 and Standard and Poors unless it was Si million," he noted The school district, howev er, has had a bond (ating since it has called more bond issues in recent years. Between 1977-78. the last tune NBISD called a bond issue, the district received a rating. Westerman noted But
anytime new bonds are issued they must go back" and receiv e a new rating, he added Westerman is optimistic that the county and school district will both receive good bond ratings "Based on their figures (financial status) I’d like ti* think they’ll get a good rating," he noted In addition to traveling expenses, which arc not yet known, the county and school district will Im* charged a fee from the two bond rating agencies for setting a bond rate Westerman estimated that Moody s would charge $1,500 to $2,000 for one bond rating and Standard and Poors "closer to $2,500 "
Following the interviews with the two agencies, Westerman expects to heat within
a day or two" what kind of a bond rating each group received.
The county’s $3.9 million bond issue was approved by voters May 7. The election was called to pay for the construction of a new BKF inmate capacity jail that the county is legally required to have constructed by August, 1985, according ta a federal law suit settlement
The school district’s $8.85 (million bond package which voters overwhelmingly approved May 3 will lie used to upgrade and expand tile district's facilities Hie bond money will go toward the construction of a new elementary school, an admimstrtivc office, air-conditioning all schools and expanding and renovating other facilities.
Family, friends, teachers mourn Susan Tieken
Bv DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Susan I leken appears to have lived more than most people, and that made the shock of her sudden death more acute for friends and family The 20-year-old New Braunfels resident, daughter of Aden and Barbara Tieken, was killed before 8 a rn Tuesday in a two-truck collision on KM 482 She’s remembered at ( ally ou High School as a bright, active, determined girl, and she remained so right up until tis* tune of the crash.
She just jugged (our miles Sunday morning." said Donna Boehle, Tieken’s former volleyball coach "She jogged by our house. Then she jogged back, and it was raining We wore getting ready to go to church. loiter, we saw her at church, all dry and dressed.
"That was typical," Boehle added, with a suggestion of a sniffle in her voice She was just a really superior person ”
It would be hard for the Canyon coach to forget a student like Tieken. who made all-district teams in basketball and volleyball lier senior year, and was named the school’s outstanding female athlete f»*r 1980-8!
She was probably the most natural aud gifted athlete I ever coached," Boehle said "She was a really unusual high school athlete; she responded like an adult "
I leken didn t .spend all her time on tin* court She was into photography too She took championship awards at the Comal County Youth Show for three years running, aud got a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievement from Castilian Kodak at Canyon’s 1981 awards banquet Even with all that, she managed to graduate I ut Ii in her class, a full fledged member of the National Honor Society She went oil to receive a national award iii photography during her freshman year at the University of Texas Samples of her work have l>eeii displayed iii New York ( Tty last summer, Tieken transferred to Virginia Interment College to pursue another of her loves horsemanship ‘ That wa her plan," said Boehle. "She wouldn’t take an athletic scholarship to college because she didn t plan to stay four years at one school, and she didn’t think it would tx* fair Tieken joined the school s intercollegiate riding team, and had planned to go back to that team next fall
She was a beautiful rider I ve seen pictures of
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Reagan eyeing budget battle
Sen Pete Domenici trying to find ti budget compromise
W ASHINGTON ( AIM Tin* Senate is beginning a last-chance debate on a 1984 budget plan with a Republican-sponsored spending and taxing proposal that keeps federal deficits near $200 billion for the next four years
The Senate Budget Committee voted ll to 9 Wednesday to approve a budget formula close tonne President Reagan has previously supported
The proposal would permit only minor tax iii creases and a defense buildup next year of 7 I j>ei cent.
Reflecting the uncertainty <»f I iday’s votes on the Semite floor. Sen Pete V Domenici, lf N M chairman ut the budget panel, said Senate HOP leaders would ti v to pa ss it
lf we can’t pass it. we’ll change it." Domenici said
The committee decision sets up a Senate floor fight similar to one last week iii which five Republican moderates blocked an almost identical budget blueprint
I atte Wednesday, sources who spoke on condition they not Im* identified said the five Lowell Wea ker of Con n cc ta ut, Charles C Mathias Jr. of Maryland, John Chalco of Rhode Island, Robert Stafford of Vermont and Mark Hatfield of Oregon were refusing to budge
Beating kills Polish student
WARSAW Poland AP About 8.(nm) people attended .i funeral Mass today f<** an lB-y«*yr old high school senior allegedly beaten to death by polit o Many wept openly when a bishop at the service said tin- boy would have to finish his filial exam in heaven " ix-ch Walesa, former head of the outlawed Solidarity lain*! union, sent a telegram read at the end of tile Mass It said Every death is painful, but this brutal death is esjM cially dramatic
I ain with you in your pain praying I assure you Hut this victim will not In* forgotten. Walesa said to Hi*- teen ager mother, Baitsira Sadowska, a poet who uses her maiden name She said lier son, Grzegorz Przemek,
w.e savagely fn-atcn a week ago by policemen in tin* ( Md Town
The mourners who crowded Saint Stamslaw kostka Church for the Mass wept when Warsaw s suffragan bishop, Windy slaw Mi/.iolek, said that Prvcmek ’ would have to finish his final exam in heaven ”
The pastor of the church, the Rev Jerz.y Popiolus/ko, urged th** crowd to "march iii complete silence" to the Powazki Cemetery, about 4U minute walk from the church
No police vehicle wen- visible ural the church or along the route oi mail liers, and only one Polish army jeep was parked nearby
Those who would shout would be
The only major difference this time is that the proposal approved by the committee includes defense increases slightly closer to what the moderates want More importantly, the choice will be painted as eithei vote foi the budget plan before the Senate or none ut all In Wednesday s committee vote, all ll votes for the conservative budget jilan came from Republicans There were two absent Democrats, Gary Hart of Colorado and Ta llest Holliugs of South
Its becoming sort of a circus'' Sen Nit nay Kassenbaum, on the budget debate in the Senate
Carolina, both out ut town campaigning for the 19H4 Democratic presidential nomination Had they been present, the conservative Republican pi oposal would have tailed on a tie vote One Democrat. Joseph Bided of Delaware, said the vote was an exercise in pure political power by Senate Republican leaders
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regarded as prov ocateurs,’ the pastor told the crowd in an effort to avoid any new clashes with the authorities before the June 16-23 pilgrimage bv Pope John Paul ll
The crowd, man lung silently, swelled to about IO,(NM) as it neared tin* cemetery. where at least 3,(kN) people, many of them carrying flowers and wearing black mourning ribbons waited A Warsaw prosecutor has launched an energetic investigation’’ into the death of the teen-ager, nu hiding an autopsy and extensive examination of witnesses. Unofficial Polish news agency PAP say s It added that "a lawyer appointed by the
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S.A. district hands out hefty awards
SAN ANTONIO AIM If the Texas legislature
won’t do it, the Northside Independent School Distill t will
The district, one of San Antonio’s wealthiest, on Wednesday gave lune educators $4.DOO each almost one-fourth of a district teacher’s median salary of $16,800 a y ear
We cannot keep good teachers if we do not reward good teacher* ” said school board president Samuel Godfrey.
legislators have refused to approve a significant teacher pay raise this year, despite repeated prodding from Gov Mark White The $36,000 for Northside’s first Distinguished Achievement Awards along with funds for nine engraved gold watches and framed certificates came from the district’s general fund, Godfrey said "Our research shows that using local district funds for something like this is a first in Texas and probably the first in the nation," he said "It’s nice to know we are on the leading edge in
recognizing cx< client e iii those who arc shaping and molding th** leaders of the future," la* .said A starting teacher makes about $12,OOO annually, but the awards were limited to educators with at least five years experience iii the district The nine recipients were selected by a panel of outside educators and parents Northside employs about 3,000 professional staff people, but not all of the teachers were flappy about lh** awards, district officials acknowledged Some educators called the awards another form of merit pay, not popular with most members of teachers’ unions, and questioned the selection of the recipients
District spokeswoman Bonnie Wilson said administrators wanted the money to "make a significant difference" in the lives of til** recipients, “I’m already fantasizing about how to spend it," said Patricia Blattman, who teaches gifted and talented children at Oak Hills Elementary School
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Today will Im* warm with considerable cloudiness, and winds from the southeast at KH5 miles per hour. They’ll speed up tonight, blowing la- 20 miles per hour, bringing more clouds There is a 20 percent chance of thundershowers tonight and Friday. Sunset today will Im- at 8 19 pm, and sunrise Friday at 6;36 a mPhilly iii Finals
One of Uh- NBA semifinal series did end last night. The Philadelphia 76’ers polished off Milwaukee, 115-103, and now wait for the winner of the San Antonio-!/** Angeles seras. See Sports. Baya 7Rangers Win
For the second .straight night, the Texas Rangers had to play extra innings, but the results were still gratifying The Rangers beat Cleveland, 3-2, on a 14Ui inning single by pinch hitter Bill Stein Details in Sports. Pay« 8
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WEATHER......... 3Two injured in wreck
The Canyon I-ak* Emergency Medical Service took a woman and a child to McKenna Memorial Hospital Wednesday, following a two-vehicle ae cident on Bear ( reek Road
Tull details were not available at press lim**, as the Texas Highway Patrol was still investigating the accident An unofficial report indicated that a passenger car collided w itll the back end of a lumber truck
The accident occurred at 3 40 p iii near the double bridges on Bear I ’reek RoadSociety needs drivers
A training class fuj volunteers in the American Cancel Society transportation program will Im* offered at I p in Friday in the Scnioi Citizens Center
The class will last approximately 90 minutes. Those who participate wdl reimbursed fur miles traveled iii laking cancer patients to treatment centers iii San Antonio A number of local volunteers already perform flus service, but coordinator I .aluta Ross can alway s use more Interested volunteers should call Ross at 629-1161,