New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
Halfway thereSchool restoration project has raised $34,000
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
The drive to restore the old New Braunfels High School had raised $34,000 in pledges as of Tuesday, New Braunfels ISI) superintendent Charles Brad-berry said.
But the goal of $60,000 for the exterior work is still a long way off.
The New Braunfels ISI) board faces a choice of either restoring the old high school on Mill Street or building a new structure to house administrative offices that have outgrown their building across from
the old high school.
Voters approved a bond that included $350,000 for a
5.500-square-foot new administration building. The money plus its interest would be enough to build a
8.500-square-foot structure or renovate 9,300 square feet of the old high schools’s interior.
But the bond money will not be adequate to do the exterior work necessary on the old school. The interior has begun to deteriorate because the exterior is no longer waterproof, especially at the west end of the old school. The $60,000 would be used to weatherproof.
See nbisi). Page 12A The old New Braunfels High School as it looked in the 1940s
Unicorns, Cougars face stern tests
Sports. Page 8A
Haw Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 23'
November 29, 1984
28 Pages 3 Sections
Lending a hand
Fund started for injured local youth
By DANA STELL Staff writer
A friend of Ryan Vosika has established a fund in his name to help pay the growing costs of keeping the two-year-old on a life support system.
The boy remains in a coma in a San Antonio hospital today after falling into the Guadalupe River Saturday.
"My little . lr! v as in the hospital twice at the beginning of the year,” said Cindy Reissuer, explaining vs hy she set up the fund. “At the time. I didn’t think about the hospital bills.
“So, rather than sending flowers arid balloons, which Ryan has no concept of, this will help relieve a little bit of th* pressure "
TGA:V gave I eissner 12 Christmas tins to place in businesses around town. As of Wednesday afternoon, the boxes had been placed in the Under Pass Salloon, I.anda Station. Keno’s Drive-In. and Jackhammer s.
Persons wishing to donate to the fund also can deposit money directly into M Bank at DI Main Plaza in the name of the “Ryan Vosika Hospital Fund ”
l^issner said she will give a receipt to contributors w ho w ant one, and has offered to pick up money from any one donating to the fund
She can U* reached atter 5 p iii at 629-0112.
Response to the fund was good Tuesday when she first distributed the collection boxes. Reissuer said.
And the fund drive "probably will continue as long as Ryan’s in the hospital.” she added
According to New Braunfels paramedic Randy Tomasini, Ryan fell into the river while at his grandparents’ house off Texas 46 South about 2 p.m. Saturday.
He apparently “just slipped and
See FUND. Page 12A
Ruckelshaus leaving EPA
WASHINGTON .AP) William I) Ruckelshaus, who was the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency and then returned when it was foundering, is abruptly leaving again, contending “the ship called EPA is righted and is now steering a steady course.”
Several important Democratic members of Congress said they weren't so sure it is a friendly departure, citing the simultaneous departure of Ruckelshaus’ top aide and the prospects of potential EPA budget cuts by the Reagan administration.
But Ruckelshaus, interviewed on the NBC-TV Today * show this morning, said his resignation was “very straight-forward” and had nothing to do with the agency’s budget, with White House environmental priorities or with any desire on his part for another job in the administration.
Ruckelshaus said “I haven't decided what I’m going to do” and will ponder his future over the next several weeks.
Earlier. White House spokesman
I>arr\ Speakes said he expected Ruckelshaus’ successor to be announced “in the next few days.” Speculation on a replacement began almost immediately and three people were said to be in the top tier: Henry Diamond, a Washington lawyer and former aide to New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller; Ann McRaughlin. deputy secretary of Interior, and Ree Thomas, a career federal employ ee w ho is the assistant EPA administrator in charge of the “superfund” toxic waste dump cleanup program.
Two sources, speaking on condition they not be identified, said Thomas was Ruckelshaus’ candidate for the job. F
Ruckelshaus had been back at the EPA since May 1983, when he was summoned by President Reagan to set about rebuilding morale and getting staffers back to work amid unprecedented turmoil over the controversial policies of his predecessor. Anne Burford In his letter of resignation,
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Deficit reduction Dole's top priority
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen Robert Dole, elected majority leader in a free-for-all among five Senate Republicans, says he will put reducing the federal deficit before reforming tax laws if it comes to a choice between the two.
"If one has to come first, I hope it’s deficit reduction,” the 61-year-old Kansas lawmaker said after Wednesday s leadership election. “There may be a way to do a two-track system where we can bring them along together.”
Dole, w ho replaces outgoing Senate
Majority leader Howard Baker Jr
of Tennessee, was elected by a tie-breaking 28-25 vote over the outgoing assistant leader, Ted Stevens of Alaska.
Three other candidates — James A. McClure of Idaho, Pete V. Domemci of New Mexico and Richard Rugar of Indiana — were eliminated before it came down to a face-off between Dole and Stevens.
McClure, unable to add to bis core of support among bedrock conservatives, dropped out of the running first, garnering only eight votes
among the 53 GOP senators and sena tor.s-elect Domemci was dropped from the running when he got only IO votes on the second ballot. On the third. Dole and Stevens tied 20-20 and Rugar drew 13 votes, eliminating hun from contention.
Sen Alan K. Simpson of Wy oming was elected to succeed Stevens as assistant leader, or whip. Sen. John Chalco of Rhode Island will take over from McClure as chairman of the
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We received another $60 for the Cheer Fund pot Wednesday. The luanda park Golf Shop contributed $50, and U M and Blanche Sanders added $10. That gives us a new balance of $1,697.05, which does not include food contributions.We’re pleased with the contributions, and we feel this year’s drive is off to a good start.
Briefly, let’s again go over the purpose of the project. We’re trying to feed 200 needy local families this Christmas season,
and we’re seeking your help in the form of cash contributions or nonperishable food items Monetary contributions can be brought by our offices at 186 S. Casten or mailed to Cheer Fund, PO Drawer 361, New Braunfels, Tx., 78131. Food contributions can be brought by our offices during normal business hours of 8 30 a rn to 5 p.m. Pickup of donated food can be arranged by contacting circulation manager Don Avery at 625-9144
CISD seeks data on Bunker crossing
Bv DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The Bunker Road railroad crossing will return Dec. 18 as an agenda item at the next regular Comal ISI) board meeting. But in the meantime, CISL) will continue its policy of not crossing those tracks.
That’s the way about an hour’s worth of discussion concluded at Tuesday night’s board meeting. No solutions were reached, but there were some heated words spoken between Mike Falks, a spokesperson for the neighborhood, board president I>eroy Goodson, and Harvey Pape, director of transportation for CISD.
I ax*ated off FM 482 near Comal Elementary School, the railroad crossing has turned into a barrier for school buses between the farm road
and a subdivision on Bunker Road. There are five tracks at the crossing, four of which are “switch” tracks where railroad cars are often parked. A Unit 20 school children live past Hie tracks.
Falks said he had talked to the dispatcher for the Missouri-Pacific Grande crossing to find out more about the day-to-day railroad traffic there. He was told there are between 10-12 trains crossing there a day. plus an Amtrak at 9:30 a.in. and another at 2.15 p.m.
Falks said Tuesday night he’s about to lose his job because he has to take his children to school, and has worked for 1*2 years to get bus service to that area like the developer promised there would be. When trustee Karen Rust suggested
See CISD, Page 12A
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It's going to be mostly sunny, breezy, and warmer today, becoming partly cloudy tonight with a 20 percent chance of showers. Clear skies and cool weather will prevail tomorrow. Southerly winds today will be about 15 to 20 mph and gusty, becoming northwesterly tonight For today’s high, expect 75 Temperature should drop to about 45 tonight Yesterday’s high was 62 and this morning's low was 42 Sunset today will be at 5:32 p.rn and sunrise tomorrow will be at 7:07 a.rn.
The Boston Celtics rallied for a HOUK) victory over the Houston Rockets in a National Basketball Association shootout Wednesday night in Houston. Sports Page 9A
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