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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns win; Rangers lose Page 7 A Texas Baseball Astros 9, Cardinals 2 White Sox 8, Rangers 3 Lakers facing 'must win' Page 7A >iV New aUsU Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeituno SUNDAY May 29. 1983 50 cents Vol. 92 No. 106 76 Pages 6 Sections (USPS 377 880’ Fatality accident mars holiday By DYANNE FRY and DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writars A man was killed, and a woman seriously injured, in a Saturday afternoon wreck at IU 35 and FNI 306 And a Comal County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said, "It's terrible down here" Saturday night The accident occurred at 3 12 p in., and authorities at last report Saturday night had not yet identified the victims The female reportedly, underwent surgery at McKenna Memorial Hospital, after being taken there b> the New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service Unofficial reports indicated that the vehicle had left the interstate at the KM 306 underpass, falling some distance to the road .surface below Another one-car accident happened at almost the same spot Friday at 8 15 p in. The victim, a woman from Bedford, reportedly suffered only cuts, scrapes and bruises. The sheriff's office has been swamped, Frank A Good wa Primary student *!| par cully autographed by fits < walks out (if lite school Friday f time this school year Students t Braunfels and Comal distm ts at and Paul school all ended their I riday “Shorty" Dees said, with IO Mullion jillion, slap-your-hand ty jx* calls 1'hc only way we could do more around here is if we had 1,500 more people out working " On any weekend. New Braunfels has its share of drunken drivers, and the Memorial Day holiday has been no exception, Dees said We've had drunks and fights and wrecks, trespassing, and a lot of illegally parked cars." The parked cars were concentrated mainly along River Road Dees added. We've had a lot of people trying to illegally camp on government propers along the Canyon Like shoreline." It wasn't just the four-wheeled vehicles giving trouble this Memorial Day weekend \ motorcycle accident at Hidalgo and Spur at 7 30 p rn F riday sent a 22-year-old San Antonio man to McKenna The FMS report said he was possibly suffering from a broken leg. but he was released before Saturday night Sit WRECKS. Page 12 X Water parks: one due, one delayed By DYANNF FHY Staff writof The cities of Selma and Universal City fiave both granted variances or spot sal zoning to Recreation Ventures Inc,, winch plans lo build a Jinn million. 214-acre water recreation park just off 111 3a City Council members in Selma. where the largest part of the park will lie located, approved Business 4 zoning for the land on May IM. said Margie Uubianski at City Hall The Universal City Council met May 17. and agreed to variances on the current zoning of the 'kl acres of park site included in its tot ritor y Mike Shantis, head of the city planning and building department. said the Universal (Tty segment would consist mostly of campgrounds and horse trails The aquatic rides, including a 275-foot water slide and a huge wast* action" pool, will I*- tin tin* Selma side As fie understands it. tfiat won't Im* built until next year, but the campground area is scheduled foi construction this summer We re looking at a ground breaking, possibly around July I. said Chin k Sharpe, executive vita president of the (treater Randolph Area < Tiambcr of Commerce As of Friday, there had been no defir.dt date set. and n • building permits issued But Sharpe is enthusiastic alxiut tile park prospects "I Bunk it’s a great idea. he said I .support it IOO percent It's a family tyjx* entertainment There will In* no alcoholic beverages iii the park The completed facility will employ an estimated 270 people, and shouldst hurt (tie local economy one tnt Meanwhile, developers of anothei theme water park north of New Braunfels have apparently given up the idea of opening this summer A Kingsbury contractor. working for Southern Slides Inc . began work April 5 on a 60-acre site oil northbound III 35. next door to ('benin a1 Express The contractor. Pat Baker, finished the ground excavations and left, and nothing tins happened since Brian Bourdages. working for the Seattle firm that was supervising the construction, said in April that the park would he t cady to open on July I See PARKS, Page IZA Inside To da y s Won thor Sunday villi be partly cloudy arid warm, with a 30 percent chaine of afternoon showers and thundershowers, diminishing to 20 percent in the evening, aud light easterly winds Skies will remain partly cloudy through Monday Sunrise today w ill he at 6 32 a iii Stunning Upset Unheralded Kathy Horvath pulled the tennis upset of the year iii the French Open. treating nullifier me ranked Martina Na\ ratilova in tin e* sets amt breaking a 39-match win streak in the pi    Sports Page BA MAUD woos Mottlers Against Drunk Driving MADI)) has its own worries days, and they're all over a contribution the organization accepted from a brewery Opponents are charging conflict of interest Saw Pay** 6A RUSIN! SS CL ASSINI U COMICS CROSSWORD DI AR ABBY DI A IHS I NU RI AINMI NI MOROSCO!1! KAI EIDOSCOPI OPINIONS PU Bl IC HI CORDS SPORTS WI Anti R 5A 1    BD bC 11A 2B 3A 2    3C 5C 1 BB BA 11A I 10A 2A Rabid bat found locally By CINDY RICHARDSON Staff writer Comal County 'n fit st i abies case of the y cai. a bat. was confirmed Friday, veterinarian Kent Fischer said. ".Spring is the time w e see rabies cases, he noted "They seem to go on tile upswing then It points out that vaccination of animals is important A woman who lues on County Cine Rd . discovered tier dog playing with a bat Wednesday, and called F ischer asking film what she should do Ile recommended she tiling the hat iii for testing, and sent it to the t exas Depaitment of Health iii Austin Friday. Fischer received word from Austin that tile rabies test was positive Although it has not lx*en confirmed that the bat bit tile dog, it is possible for the dog to contract the rabies through the exposure W itt) (lie rabid animal, lie noted The dog has been vaccinated against rabies, hut the woman lins decided to have it euthanized and tested, as a safety measure. F ischer said "It • tile incident I doesn't mean we're going to see an unusual number of eases the veterinarian said It underscores the need foi rabies prevention annual control, vaccinating animals and Ling careful with wild animals lie emphasized that the is only one rabies ease and people don't need t<> he alarmed But they do need to know measures which can Im* taken to prevent the spread of rabic ti* aid NBISD trustees may narrow 'finalists' to two shirt ap variates the last in the New I Sts Peter »ehool year By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writnr With June Isl right around tile corner, the New Braunfels Independent School District wilt soon tx* facini with a 30-day deadline in w hich to hire a new superintendent After June 30, NBISD will tx* without a superintendent since that s the day () Is Pete" Hendricks plans to step down from ins 17-year career as superintendent I fie district s board of trustees, however, is nearing a decision on ins replacement and tfiat decision could come as soon as Tuesday I fie board, which will meet at 7 30 p ut iii lh** New Braunfels High School library, fins once again listed the selection of superintendent" as an action item on its agenda This .same item was tin* topic of an executive session called last Tuesday Trustees cam riled tfiat meeting, however, because they wanted more tune to review the four leading applicants foi Hendricks job According to earlier prediction!) made by Trustee Rudy Kennel who led a tinet mail superintendent search committer, the board should Im* ready tins week to either make its final selection or narrow the foul applicants (low ti to two Tins past week various mollifiers of tlx* NBISD school board Ila vc been vesting tile Sec NBISD. Page K*AA legislative scorecard: what made it, what didn't AUSTIN AP lawmakers worked into the predawn hours of Saturday morning and field their first weekend session this year iii hopes of brushing their work on time According to the constitution, the 1983 regular session (if Hie legislature must adjourn Monday night at midnight Hundreds of bills, mostly local arui uncontested matters, have won legislative approval un tin* hectic last few days of the session Here is a brief description of some major issues that have tx*en approved, are still pending, or have been declared dead this session Approved by Ilk* legislature and sent to the governor DRUNKEN DRIVERS to increase penalties for drunken driving, including authority to impound the car of a fourth-tune offender The bill requires a 120-day jail term for a drunk who kills another person in an accident; it does away with deferred adjudication in which the conviction dvx's not go on the driver’s record, and allows prosecutors to introduce as evidence a suspect's refusal tu take a blood-alcohol test ARMOR-PIERCING BUU .E I S    to outlaw so-called "cop-killer" bullets that can pierce bullet-proof vests and other armor CU AN AIR to authorize a vehicle in-spection program to meet federal clean air requirements in Harris County . the bill could later extend to Dallas and Tarrant counties if the EF*A finds they are not in compliance with air standards a > AST AU ANNEXATION    to restrict how much of the ocean a Gulf Coast city can annex and tax It would allow coastal cities to annex 3 45 miles out to sea and tax all property within tfiat area up to IOO percent; for the next 1.5 Mules, cities could tax property up to 35 percent DOG FIGHTING — to make it a felony to pit fighting dogs against each other At present it is a misdemeanor If signed by the governor, staging, watching or entering a dog in an illegal fight would be punishable by two to IO years in prison and a $5,000 fine. WIRF7TAPS to allow law officers to use wiretaps in life threatening situations, such as incidents involving hostages or an aimed outlaw who is barricaded INT EKKACIAI. MARR I AGIOS to make it against the law for a justice of tile peace to refuse to perform a marriage ceremony for an interracial couple on grounds of race.Tho bill increasing penalties for drunken driving was one of the session 's "winners UTILITY REGULATION to eliminate the automatic fuel adjustment clause in setting Utility rates, it would require utilities to justify this expense The bill also creates a public counsel to represent customers iii rate cases and limits the amount of construction costs that can bt* passed on to customers WATER KATES to let the Texas Water Commission regulate water rates despite complaints it will let water companies rape and pillage" consumers At present, Hie Public Utility Commission, which is made up of three members appointed this year by Gov Mark White regulates w a ter rates Pending as of Saturday AUTO INSURANCE    to increase requirements for aulu liability insurance Requirements that at present are $10,boo for medical expenses per person, $20,000 total medical expenses and $3,(KR) for property damage otherwise know n as 10-20-5 The bill would increase those limits to 15-30-15 next year, and to 20 40 15 in 1986 FIxpert witnesses predicted insurance rates would go up approximately 10.5 percent tin* first year for tfiose motorists now carrying only the minimum required coverage, and another 4 •> percent in 1980 WATER BONDS The House has approved an amended, proposed constitutional amen (Intent to authorize Juno million in txjiul foi waler development mid rural water cun Nervation I fie bill wm sent back to the Senate for conside! ation of House changes BUI Kl FTT    A no-new luxes document that would give schoolteachers only tfiose raises previously mandated by law of 2 to 9 percent over the next two year- The $30 8 billion budget recon ii Mended by a House-Senate conference committer has won Senate ap proval and needs only a favorable House vote. experted Sunday, liefoir it goes to the governor FARMWORKERS COMPENSATION A hill extending workers compensation benefits to migrant farniwor keis has passed the House and won tentative Senate approval despite a nine flour filibuster by Sen Bill Sarpaulius, D-Hereford. tfiat extended into Saturday morning It needs a final, favorable Senate vote before going to tile govel lioi BKUCEUIJ >S1S A bill bringing Texas into See ACS I IN. Page IZASaturday in the park A visitor to Lamia Park spikes a volleyball .it an ,!!'! ><"ptu game near one of the park picnic areas Saturday The park, the streets tin* town and the Staff ii'nito Ziy ( fin ZMfilsun county wen* all full of at tivity f riday and Saturday. as Memorial Day weekend visitors journeyed to Comal County and took advantage of pleasant weather School's out ;