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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas I I I I i Hobby pleased with health care bill New Braunfels HeraldZeitung May AUSTIN AP The million indigent health care bill enacted by the Legislature this year marks another step in the states march toward modern Bill Hobby If Vou look at the last several sessions takfen workers compensation for unemployment for farm wbfkers all these things I think are bringing Texas into the 20th Hobby said Hisiremarks came after the Senate ap proved medical care for the poor on a voice vote That sent the health plan to Mark who says he will sign it into Its recognition of basic At the federal the tide of events is against common Hobby At the state its for Everybody that voted against this concept has got something to explain for the rest of their White had called the House and Senate back into special session early Tuesday because the health plan died when time ran out on the regular session Monday I want to thank every one of the members and staff for an outstanding special White told senators after the vote Ill look forward to seeing you in January of the next regular session con The Senate adjourned at At Speaker Gib Lewis gaveled a nearly empty House chamber into adjournment as Lewis sent House members home Wednesday night after they passed the health plan The legislation will provide health care for indigent pregnant women and infants and basic medical needs arid emergency treatment for poor rural counties for the first time will be required to take responsibility for their indigent residents by spending up to 10 percent of their budgets for medical treat ment of the Ray DWichita whose wife Helen headed the Governors Task Force on Indigent Health said the legislations impact will be It provides healthier children across the state and gives us the beginnings of a health care system we can be proud Farabee Passage of the plan got White out of a political For legislators had planned to fund the health care program with a state cigarette tax to replace part of an 8centper pack rollback in the federal tax that currently is pending in But saying he wouldnt support a tax increase this year and voicing doubts that Congress really will reduce the federal told lawmakers at the last minute he would veto such a In the ensuing scramble to find alternate sources of the bill It had been brought up for debate at but the session reached its midnight deadline before a vote could be Under pressure from Hispanic and black White called the special session Consultants check tank explosion tnSan Antonio SAN ANTONIO AP SouthernHenke has called in a group of consultants to determine why an ammonia tank exploded at the companys ice manufacturing killing four and injuring at least investigators spent part of the aky Thursday at the injecting the damage and trying to come up with a cause for the deadly But investigator Raymond Trevinq said officials do not know was human error or equip meht Its going to be a question of possibly for days and Another Santiago said fire officials may never know the cause of the ac The blast originated from a ton ammonia tank that lost pressure and took off like a he The Wednesday explosion ripped a 40foot hole in a concrete block wall in the killing four workers and injuring at least 15 firefighters and six passersby overcome by ammonia Garcia said the 10foot by tank somehow lost pressure and flew 90 taking off like a back blast of a The plant was using ammonia as a coolant to make 300pound bars of SouthernHenke vice president Charles lender said his company has called in consultants to inspect the blast site and come up with a Lander said no damage estimate has been set for the Its a very tragic situation to lose The dead all employees of were identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiners office as Macario 55 Jesus Rios 31 Ascencion Ortiz 33 One of the injured Delfino was in good condition Thursday in intensive care at Downtown Baptist A spokeswoman said he was being treated for inhalation burns to the Garcia said he talked Thursday with a plant engineer who said he was at the site five minutes before the Weinberger upset at in Congress defense cuts budget WASHINGTON AP Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger says the Pentagon is going to continue its crackdown on military but that Congress is cracking down too much on the departments Weinberger said he was particularly concerned by proposed cuts to President Reagans Star Wars research Such cuts would be rather consistent with Soviet efforts to scuttle the program through arms he addressing a number of subjects at a press conference also acknowledged that the recent discovery of a family spy ring that allegedly sold Navy secrets to the Soviet Union represented a serious loss to the nations He said the Pentagon had already made a few immediate changes in its operating procedures because of the spy rings but he declined to The defense secretary opened his news con ference with a statement in which he defended the Pentagons fiscal 1986 budget request and also disclosed that three officers had been disciplined in connection with the departments latest spare parts imbroglio the Navys purchase of Such scandals have hurt efforts to sell the Pentagons budget on Capitol Weinberger adding he was sure there would be more debris from future contractor While President Reagan reluctantly has agreed to accept a Pentagon budget that would only keep pace with no one seriously challenges the fact of Soviet military Weinberger A House proposal to cut billion from the Star Wars program is particularly worrisome because it could prevent the Pentagon from determining quickly whether Reagans call for spacebased defenses against missiles is he One of the things that most disturbs me is it would have the effect of in a very marked research into this and would be rather consistent with some of the things the Soviet negotiators have insisted upon fin Weinberger Unemployed man returns money found by road MARSHALL AP An unem ployed man says he was just doing what his father always told him never to take anything that didnt belong to Donald who supports his wife and 3monthold daughter by selling cans to recycling was cited by police for good citzenship for turning over he found while picking up cans by the 1 know the money could have come in Yeager But it wasnt ours and we couldnt keep My father always told me never to take anything that didnt belong to He found the which had been stolen from a local lumber in a discarded cash register drawer lying by a road while he was on a can hunting expedition May I didnt touch I jumped back on my bike and headed back to the house and called Yeager Marshall Police Chief Chuck Williams presented Yeager with a citation for good citizenship Wed For whatever because of what has been instilled in Yeager felt the need to be Williams told the Marshall News He had enough self respect to do what is Pyle Lumber which lost the money in a May 21 gave Yeager a who moved to Marshall from two years said he has been unemployed since graduating from high Peso fluctuations puzzle exchange houses along border EL PASO AP Border bankers from Texas to California are baffled about sudden fluctuations in the peso dollar exchange but an ex change house owner in Brownsville says rumors of a oil price change in Mexico may have triggered the rate In El the pesos value against the dollar has dropped as much as 15 pesos since An exchange house at Houstons Intercontinental Airport changed its rate to buy one dollar from 255 to 285 pesos on the peso closed Thursday in California at 280 pesos against the The El Paso Times An exchange house in El Paso was selling dollars at 275 pesos Thursday night an increase of about 15 pesos from its rate two days Don vicepresident for international banking and industrial development at Mbank in El said he and other bankers had no immediate explanation for the peso But Enrique who owns four exchange houses in said rumors of a price change in oil on Saturday have caused people to bring in their pesos for More than anything else in Mexico there is going to be a new price of petroleum and with that new the value of the peso will In the peso went from the low260s to the upper 270s on There are just too many pesos in the Garcia I dont know where they all came In across from the exchange rate is 270 pesos Jorge Alberto Gonzales of Casa De Cambio El Valle said that included an increase from 260 to 270 pesos or on Blame it on the petroleum In the exchange rate Thursday was up from 255 on said Nancy Enzuldua of Casa Latino exchange Shuffstall said he talked to a Embassy officer in Mexico City on who said there were no changes in peso trading in Mexico City nor any rumors about changes in the pesos Its totally a Shuffstall Shuffstall said he had contacted bankers in San Laredo and all of whom had no explanation for the sudden weakening of the peso against the It was difficult to pin anything Nobody had an not even a good valid he The drop in the market value of thi peso could be due to rumors spread by speculators who can make a quick profit from a drop in the Shuffstall But all these rumors dont have a true basis for this kind if fhirturfUun There was nothing we could find determine this kind uf Chili cooks angered by Houston restrictions HOUSTON AP Some city health regulations have chili cookoff organizers simmmering over what they consider to be unnecessary Kasey one of three prochili speakers at Wednesdays city council said health department officials told her each cookoff par ticipant needed a permit and a booth with three sides and a That would eliminate half of the tailgate Kirby com But James Houstons city health said the city does not require threesided only a cover such as a A second Jo Ann said cookoffs sanctioned by the Houston pod of the Chili Ap preciation Society International have raised thousands of dollars for She added that chili pots are usually covered and the chili is unlikely to become Councilman Jim Greenwood said the health department should try to accommodate cookoff The situation described by the speakers would totally destroy the Another Jim West said it appeared the city regulations may be a little out of Haughtori tried to put a lid on the feud and said the requirements for a temporary food dealers permit are not as demanding as cookoff proponents He said a permit is needed whenever people are being Sanctuary worker arrested in Valley BROWNSVILLE AP Lorry like other workers at a shelter for Central says her religious beliefs and foreign policy in Central America forced her to break immigration On pleaded guilty to hiding a Nicaraguan in the trunk of her car and trying to transport him past a Border Patrol I pled guilty because I understand the statute and I understand that my government holds non compliance with that is a she said outside the federal But there is a conflict in me that I also understand the commandments and understand that it is wrong to kill and that my government right now is bringing a an illegal war in So I found it necessary to disrespect that former director of Casa Oscar Romero in San said she was helping the Nicaraguan flee dangers imposed by backed rebels fighting the Sandinista govern Thomas is the third shelter worker jailed for transporting illegal aliens on grounds of religious Former shelter director Jack is serving a fivemonth sentence for transorting two Stacey Lynn is appealing two convictions of transporting Federal prosecutors had offered to reduce Thomas charge to a but she She faces five years in prison and a District Judge Ricardo who accepted her set June 20 for who has since been replaced at the was arrested May 12 at the Border Patrol checkpoint at about 50 south of Corpus Raul was hiding in the trunk of tho rai Bishop John whose operates Casa Oscar was supportive ot Elder and but chastised Thomas after her Fitzpatrick said Thomas agreed when she took over for Elder in March that she would not transport illegal aliens Thomas had refused for two to In released on a personal recognizance bond because the Nicaraguan was not offered the same She was released from Cameron County jail May 24 after posting a The charged with illegal was released on a New Braunfels National Bank MEMBER VICTORIA BANK invites you to listen to A fcaclwfard 8t Wfl in Comai County have been and where we are now Sunday Mornings at 9 on Sunday June featuring Encore Erwin Kohlenberg by WOONorti Lobby Braunfels NATIONAL BANK EYE OPENERS By Henry Hull TOTAL EYE CARE Did you know that there are at least 15 steps in a complete eye examination And these steps follow the initial case which should be updated everytime you have your eyes Once you are seated in the examination charts are used to measure your ability to see with and without eyeglasses or contact With a slit lamp eye the doctor checks the health of the outer eye tissues and proceeds to check your eye the pupils reaction to the eyes focusing ability and your peripheral vision how well you see to the sides while looking straight In step the examiner checks for the presenceor absenceof disease by looking inside your eye with an ophthalmoscope Corneal measurements are taken to see if you have astigmatism an uneven surface that interferes with clear With the the optometrist measures the degree of far sightedness or nearsightedness and double checks the astigmatic factor in a totally objective next Brought to as a community service by Henry 147 New SPARETIME Invest it Visit your PUBLIC Prestige When Henry Martin joined Southwestern Life we expected great And theyve Henry has earned membership in the Grand Only five percents of all Southwestern Life agents qualify for this prestigious Congratulations Henry keep great things hap pening HENRY MARTIN 353 Landa New 78130 6252343 Southwestern Life People with Answers ;