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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas **************** **« DALLAS 752    *** ************* *************************** Canyon volleyball Sports leads 13-4A team See Sports, Page 9A Water Watch Comal River............ 304    (down    4) Canyon inflow ......... 420    (down    18) Canyon outflow.......... 600 (up 10O) Edwards Aquifer..... 625.63 (down .06) Canyon Lake level ... 909.14 (down .05) Hurricane Kate Nation enters gulf See Page 3A Get stuffed, page 1B New Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94 - No. 226 Wednesday November 20, 1985 25 Cents 30 Pages — 3 Sections NBISD approves contract after debate By ULLIAN THOMAS Staff writar Debate over a service contract heated the New Braunfels ISI) hoard meeting Tuesday night Three members of the audience protested the Service Master Management Services Corp contract before it was approved After nine months of study, the school administration arni board had decider! to flirt* Service Master to manage the custodial and maintenance services, similar to the hiring of ARA to manage food ser vice. Ed Brooks, a member of the au (lienee who opposed the contract and who has spoken against it before, questioned the board members loudly. and interrupted when a member tried to answer After almost BO minutes. Brooks and his wife were both standing and shouting while Superintendent Charles Bradberry was also shouting an answer Board President Bob Self ended tile discussion "We have discussed this enough This is getting out of hand,” Self said. And all hoard members approved the contract. Parlier in the discussion tempers flared when Brooks said, “Did you go out for bids'’ No they don’t want to bid it Someone on the hoard wants Service Master to have this con tract ” Several minutes later this accusa tion elicited from Self an angry reply, “One thing you said made me very hot a minute ago. and J take it per serially You were insinuating that someone on the hoard is taking kickbacks from this contract .” Brooks denied that was what he meant or that he had singled out Sell In previous meetings the contract was discussed as professional ser vices which do not have to he bid I’m in air conditioning and I’m a member of the board, partly because I wanted to see that taxpayers money was not wasted That s why I am considering this contract,” Self said Brooks brought up the school district's saving $109,000 in the custodial and maintenance budget last year. while it had spent art extra $85.(HK) on food service Bradberry attempted to show Brooks how' the school district was reimbursed for these rust overruns because they came from more children eating lunches “You seem to be doing pretty good (at management! without a manage ment firm coming in All they can save you is SIO.(HK) lf it ain t broke don’t fix it.’” Brooks said. Before Brooks got up Lucille MeDavid Neuse had asked IO ques lions in a calm manner I rust ce Marland Lloyd asked if she representing the maintenance workers, and Neuse said she was speaking only for herself Brooks later use<i Lloyd’s question as an example of the board s attitude that kept employees afraid to speak up for themselves See NBISD. Page 12A Two persons injured in accidents By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writar Two people were injured in three one car accidents Tuesday and this morning Twenty three year old Lisa McLean of 104 Louisiana was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital after her ear uprooted a light pole in Lamia Plaza parking lot about K this morn ing After complaining rd abdominal pain. McLean was treated and released from the hospital Mark Knapick. 22. of New Braunfels was only slightly injured late Tuesday afternoon when the dump truck he was driving went off the road and rolled down an embankment. Knapick was northbound on Loop WI on tile Guadalupe River bridge a trout 5 pm when the D&M Services truck began to hydroplane. The dump truck crossed the road, bounced off the guardrail and rolled down the embankment New Braunfels Police LL John Wominack said Knapick .suffered minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital. Lawrence F King. 82. of Houston, was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital after his car hit a utility pole on FM NHI at>out ti: 50 Tuesday night Wommack said King was north bound on PM JOO in a 1984 Pontiac when hr* lost control of the ear The Pontiac spun around in the road and slid into a utility pole on the opposite side of the road Speeding over the limit and a wet road surface contributed to the aeci dent. Wommack said Sales of automobiles boost national economy Auto sales, however, fell substantially in October and early November and many analysts tielieve this will contribute to much weaker growth in the current quarter While die Reagan administration is calling for growth in the final three months of 5 percent to 6 percent some private analysts expect growth could dip as low as 2 percent The pessimism stems from a belief that the country's huge trade deficits will continue to act as a drag on overall grow th in the months ahead It would take growth of 5 7 percent in the fourth quarter to reach the ad ministration s target tor tin v* -rot percent growth Most analysts are calling for much weaker grow th of around 2 percent a rate that would qualify as a growth recession.” a period when the economy expands at such a flow nit* that unemployment rises The 4 8 DNP rate iii tile July September quarter was the fastest pace of economic activity since a 7 I percent rate recorded iii tile April Ex-student charged in assault A former New Braunfels High School student is tieing charged u ith (’lass C assault after a tight broke out at the school parking lot (Masse assault is a misdemeanor The former student. 16. went to the campus Monday about 12 15 pm and was stopped and questioned by another 17 year old student police reports indicate The former student had been enrolled earlier this year hut had dropped out. a witness to the fight said The light lasted only a short while, then the former student ran to a nearby car and left, the witness reported “The boy came on campus without permission, and when another student asked him what he was doing there, the former student struck hun in the left side of the face near the eye.” John Turman the high school principal said “If the boy had been a current student we could have handled it as a discipline problem right here But because he wasn t a student. we had to call the police ” Inside Today s Weather It will be mostly cloudy and cool to day with a 20 percent chance of ram and winds from the northeast lie! ween 15 and 20 mph Today s high should reach the lower nos dropping to the up|>ei 4(>s tonight « lauds will remain through the nigh! with not theasterly w inds about 15 mph and a JO percent chance of rain It will again he mostly cloudy but not quite as cool. Thursday, with northeasterly winds and a high iii lite low lo mid 60s Yesterday’s high was 79 and this morning s low w as 44 Sunset tonight will be at 5 84 p in and sunrise Thursday will In* at 7 a rn CLASSIFIED 7 10R COMICS 3C CROSSWORD IC DEAR ABBY IC DEATHS 2A FOOD 1 7B HOROSCOPE 7B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 8 10A STOCKS 12A WEATHER 2A June quarter of 1984 The strength came from substan lial increases in sales, especially pur chases by consumers Consumer spending w as rising at an annual rate of 5 I percent in the third quarter nth the durable goods category ■chich includes automobiles, increasing at an astonishing annual rate of ' J i percent De-pile the surge in growth infla t Mil remained under control in the SeeGNP Page 12A Schertz discusses rezoning By SARAN DUKE Staff writar St HURTZ A joint public hearing of tile city council and the planning and zoning commission attracted debate Tuesday on a request for rezoning on Live < )ak Road Bill Dial, a representative of Brendler Dove Associate Inc , presented a plan for development of a 14 65 acre tract of land on Live Oak Road north of downtown Schertz bet ween Maske Road and KM UKW Tile tract is currently zoned for single family dwellings Dial was re questing a zoning change to neighborhood service district Dial’s plan called for office buildings and small retail businesses to be built on the tract “I have to ask you if there a need for this property to be developed as commercial?” asked Edward Niland, who lives on property adjoining tin* tract He told Hie council and See SCHERTZ. Page t2A Lisa McLean, 23, hit this pole this morning at Landa Plaza. Related photo, belove WASHINGTON (AP)    The economy, boosted by an automobile buying spree, grew at a surpisingly strong 4.8 percent annual rate from July through September, the govern merit reported today The Commerce Department said the gross national product    tile broadest measure of economic health spurted upward during the sum mer at tile fastest pace in more than a year The new figure represented a sharp revision from a projection last month that put growth at 8 8 percent for the third quarter and was up even further from the initial “flash” estimate of 2 8 percent grow th The new figure caught economists by surprise None had forecast anything close to a 4 8 percent annual rate and many were actually predie ting the GNR figure would be revised downward, reflecting the country's continuing trade problems. The 4 8 percent growth rate represented good news for President Reagan, who has been maintaining for months that the economy was in the midst of a substantial rebound from the weak growth experienced in the first six months of the year From January through June the UNP grew at an anemic annual rate of I I percent far Indow the 6 8 per cent gr ow til recorded in 1981 Blit private analysts noted that much of Hie strength in Hie third quarter came from a surge in sales of new cars iii August and Sept em tier as consumers responded to attractive cut rate financing incentives Wreck at night DERY I Cl ARK HIRAI D /FI HING Lawrence F. King, 32, of Houston, was treated    after his car hit a utility pole on FM    306 about and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital    6:50 Tuesday night. See story above ;

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