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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 'Graduation 1987'is inside today's Herald-Zeitung ‘Lunch Money’ Martin Franz’ rail car may eat up the green stuff, but it eats up pavement just as fast. Maybe taster. By I IM WAI TS Staff Wr iter While Al I'riser St was preparing to make rate cai history with his fourth victory at the In di.mapolis MHI last weekend. Martin Franz was carving out his own notch in drag racing history Last Friday at San Antonio’s Alamo Dragway, Franz won for the first time wit ti his rail car in the l op (eliminator class during High School Night ” What makes this a special achievement is the fact I ran/ is 17 years old competing against racers almost twice his agr1 in many cases He was the youngest in the class and tie has only been racing for six months Ile is also the only rail car driver in New Braunfels I ran/, sits behind the wheel of a vehicle with an engine that probably started out in a Chevrolet pickup The '150 cubic inch. 4 bolt main, small block engine has been bored 30 thousandths over si/e to give it five cubic inches of extra displacement I tie addition of some high performance over the comite! p.nts such .is an intake manifold, car buretors cam shafts, headers and high compression pistons make this engine dependable tart powerful enough to push th*1 car through the quarter mile straightaway track in under IO seconds It als/* has a two speed Rowel glide transmission “The first time I got in it I didn't drive it real hard.” said Franz “I was kind of scared It s totally different from anything else.” Franz, who graduates from Canyon High School Friday night, won at Alamo Dragway in IO J seconds at a speed of H i miles per hour It can do better ti** said Much of the work that went into the engine was performed by Fran/’s father. Martin. Paul Schulz and Keith Whitaker of San Antonio The car will be featured in the next edition of the National Hot Rod Association magazine Schul/., who operates Schulz electric locally and has raced for 15 years, said Franz has a lot of talent to work with Ile listens real well and has a lot of potential,” said Schulz “To get a ride like that tat Martin’s age) would have been the best thing that could have happened to me ” See DR AG RACE R, gA t % Martin Franz and machine 'Photo by Deryl Clark) New Braunfels ikV New Braunfels, Texas Thursday Two Sections, 30 Paqes May 28, 1987 25 Cents Vol. 134, No. 104 Slammtisch Senioritis ; r New Braunfels has a new fire chief Phillip R B iker a native of Yoakum and current fir** chief there, will assume that responsibili t\ for the city of New Braunfels ef f/**1?ive July I it was announced yesterday the position became open her*1 Iasi month with til** announcement by current Fire Child Jack Wilson that tie would retire as of May ii Baker 4*;, has Pi years of fire >er vice and has been the top fire of fit ial in Yoakurn since 1983 His starting salary Is a reported $25,file mnually Ile checked out extremely well,” ■mid City Manager .hie Michie as he made public th*1 appointment before ( tty Council during a special workshop Wednesday night I think w<‘ have a highly qualified fire chief ” tti/* city administrator add fed Michie stated that he received 20 applications for the position and nai rowed that field down to four four were interviewed here las! Y riday by a panel consisting of Michie Austin F ire Chief Bill Roberts Lockhart Fire Chief Jack Hay and local emergency Medical Director Dr John Fiannagan Baker holds an associate degree in fir. science, is a certified paramedic and has had extensive training in ixith FMS and fire sup pression and control. Happy birthday to Frnmo G*?org who celebrates lier 99th today She was born and raised in Bulverde but now lives in Boerne Her niece, Not ma Beath, lives in Seguin arui she has “lots ot relatives” in New Braunfels Get out the glad rags” for the tree IJJ Dance Friday from ti to IO. JO p rn in I.anda Park Music will be by In the Mix Productions and the dance is sponsored by N O W. Inc. (New Opportunities and Ways) and New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Oops! In Wednesday’s Herald Zeitung, the phone number for information about strokes or the local stroke support group was in correct Those wanting to get in touch with Victoria Laubach at Speech and Language Services should call 625-7285 The Menu BUSINESS......... . . . . 3A CLASSIFIED..... .11 I 3A COMICS ____10A CROSSWORD...... . . . . 14A DEAR ABBY...... ____14 A KALEIDOSCOPE .....7 A OPINIONS......... ... 4A SCRAPBOOK...... .....6A SPORTS.......... These New Braunfels High School seniors seem disinterested as they sit through graduation rehearsal Wednesday The big day of course is tonight atter which all those symp toms of what some term senioritis” will disappear with the caps in the air (Photo by Leslie Kriewaidt) County waste board approves sale of landfill to SA company a, DAVID MA i Staff Writer Though bids received a second time from private waste manage ment firms for the sale of the city county landfill came in lower than before, the sale of the site appears imminent and was expected to have been ratified by county commissioners earlier today The bid of Waste Management of San Antonio for $704,WX) was accepted by City Council Wednesday night in a 5 0 vote during a special session Their bid was over that sub milled by Browning Ferris Inc which totaled $625.0oo County Judge Fred Clark ( hair man of Comal County Solid Waste Control Board, said he fully expected commissioners to approve the ^aie of the landfill to Waste Management According to Count) Auditor Bate Bond, who handles bookeeping responsibilities for the landfill, and Commissioner Lorenzo Camarillo. who sits on the board along with City Manager Joe Michie, bids received last month from both firms and Comal jury discounts brutailty claim, finds defendant guilty By DAVID MAY Staff Writer An attempt by a defense attorney to turn a resisting arrest trial into a police brutality issue failed Wednesday when the six member jury took less than 30 minutes to return a guilty verdict against the defendant The jury assessed Guadalupe Patino Jr a sentence of 30 days in the county jail and a $250 fine in the Class A misdemeanor case heard in Comal County Court At Law before Judge Hon Prichard Defense attorney Juan Gonzalez of Beeville was denied numerous motions for mistrial by Prichard and at one point asked for dismissal of charges due to the failure of what he cited Tack of due process' and “no probable cause for arrest” by New Braunfels police officers arresting Patino last Aug 24 on charges of public intoxication and resisting ar rest NBISD tax hearing happening Friday R, SARAH DUKF Stuff Writer New Braunfels FSD s ix.ard of trustees will tx? ready to listen Friday to whatever their patrons want to -.ay or ask about a proposed 7 97 > pert **n? tax increase in the school district Because of a conflict with high school graduation cermontes the NBISD tax hearing was set for ti JO p rn Friday in the (education ( enter's library at I ;l W Mill St 'We'll give our s»de of the reason wn/ we need it Then the* patrons will be q.vee the opportunity to ask questions and we'll answer them the best we can." Lonme Curtis NBISD finance director Lonme Curtis director said the by law and discus to the possibility • We ll give lur why we need it will be given the questions and wiliest we can he NBISD s finale hearing is required ,sion will tx* limited of a tax increase side of the reason Then the patrons opportunity to ask ii answer them the aid He pointed out that the possibility of a tax hike st si. ha.-, nothing to do with us setting a tax rate at the proposed rah- if 97 cents That s a cap That s the maximum amount that can be set It car, be less hut it cannot tx* more ’ he -.aid NBISD s current effective tax rate is 89 83 per Si x) \ ablation h our cents of the tax in rease would be needed to keep teachers * the ,ocai pay scale which is more ?han the state s minimum pay scale NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said he feels the local overs/ale for teachers is justified He -.aid New Braunfels ISI) is one of tne lowest paying school districts in the Interstate 35 corridor from San Antonio to north of Austin To remove the ; overscaie vould be saying wk want to e the low est paying >choot nstrit rn the corridor he -said I don t hear a lot of pc/,pie saying We w an* to pay less ye' want the same qua I hear people saving We a ant * *A people and we a ant to fen ain com pet Hive See n3    3    Rage2A iitimately rejected bv the board amounted to some $1 million for the outright purchase of site but because of new stipulations in the purchase agreement, the bids w ere lowered I am not surprised ” Clark said shortly after the bids were opened by the board Wednesday, citing lo* ked in tipping fees over the next five years with escalations based on consumer index prices to take effect thereafter as a reason tor the bids to come in lower thesecond time See LANDFILL, Page 2A Lawmakers pushing Comal park district bill as session ends The defense attacked the state for what it called use of unnecessary force and inability to prove abuse against the officers by Patino Con zalez said officers Robert Diaz, Cpl Russell Bell and Sgt Kevin Clayton violated various .sections of the state penal code in arresting Patino who has a previous felony conviction and is due to appear in state district court to stand trial on a charge of criminal mischief See GUILTY, Page 2A B/ SARAH DUKE Staff Writer State Rep Edmund Kuempel and Sen Bill Sims are trying to push through the Legislative log jam in Austin to get a Comal County parks district bill approved before the end of the regular session Laure McLaughlin Sims' administrative assistant, said the senator wants to get the bill approved before this weekend Senate leaders Wednesday afternoon appointed senators to a joint committee which will be charged with working out the details of a bill aimed at protecting and im proving conditions on the Guadalupe River Senate Bill 2194 if approved would give local residents the authority to create a park district in Comal County to provide river park> and rangers to control the mobs of summer visitors in the area The bill has passed both the Senate and House in different forms The Senate’s approval last week included amendments restricting the size of property which can be purchased by the park district board to not more than five square acres Hep Edmund Kuempei rejected the new version of the bill, opting to add some amendments of his own Spokesmen from Kuempei s and Sims offices agreed that the re jection was not hostile but was the easiest way to make more changes to the bill Ray Spivey Kuempels assistant said earlier today that the committee will meet either today or F nday and he expects to have the bill approved easily With Senate conference committee members appointed, the approval of the bill 'should take only about a day,” he said ‘ UTI be that fast ' Kuempei. of Seguin wants to add two new amendments to Hie bill One change would limit the kinds of facilities that could be put on park district property with river access Allowed facilities in elude sanitary facilities, litter receptacles parking lots and See PARKS, Page 2A ;