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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Da I las, Texa & # V'j ? -i'i ic ropier t Inc.Jct s Witch womfcle P.O. DOX U-5**3o Dalles,    752**5 Comp.Apartment complex sends building figures soaring By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Construction is looking up in New Braunfels. Projects given building permits during the month of September totaled $3,703,716 in cost. That’s approximately twice the August total of $1,675,590; and more than twice the number racked up in September 1981. Accounting for almost half of last month’s total is one healthy project: the first large apartment complex approved in the city this year. Langtry Village Apartments, under construction at 1565 U.S. 81 East, will contain 88 living units. The job is being undertaken by Langtry Investments at a cost of $1.5 million. Second on the September list is a 54,620-square-foot addition to Conroy Industries’ existing facility on IH 35 West. Cost of that project is estimated at $738,677. A $323,000 condominium project (six units at Market Square) was started last month. Seidel Construction is putting in a $55,000 corner-lot duplex at Bobolink and Kuehler, with units facing on different streets. Bobby Kraft, contractor for Lloyd Preston, is building a $70,000 duplex on Castlewood. Residential permits were also issued for 12 single-family homes, ranging in price from $8,000 to $100,000. Six of those homes are to be built on Sun Dance Street in Walnut Estates. First American Homes has two 50,000 houses going up. Jerome Schuetz, contractor for Walnut Investments, is working on four zero-lot-line homes. Building prices are $35,500 and $32,250. Higher-priced homes are going in at the Oakwood subdivision. Harold Bonnett is building the $100,000 project for Jim Bingham at 213 Tanglewood. Michael Flume has a $90,000 home under construction at 223 Elmwood, and Caddell Builders Inc. is working at 713 Oakwood. Construction price on that house is $62,000. New Braunfels High School building trades classes have received a permit to build a $35,000 home at 1315 Oleander. Permits were also issued for a $17,000 home at 1805 W. Katy, to be built by contractor Lazaro Carrera for Sotero Mendoza; and an $8,000 house being built by Donald J. Duan at 231 Caddell. Eight new commercial buildings were approved for a total of $293,000. The list includes two restaurants and a church school center. Lazaro Carrera is building the church center at 138 W. Austin for Our I .ady of Perpetual Help Catholic parish. Restaurants include a $125,000 place of undefined denomination at 225 W. Lincoln and a $10,000 delicatessen and ice cream parlor at 656 Loop 337. Lollipop Children’s Wear is getting a new shop at the Courtyard Shopping Center. A jewelry shop is also going in a the Courtyard, and a video-tape machine store is planned on Loop 337. .iBk. New -jaWr Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 91 - No. 196 Zeitung TP si Capf WEDNESDAY October 6,1982 25 cents 34 Pages —4 Sections (USPS 377-880) Man poisoned by 'copycat' in pill case By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A “copycat” inspired by the cyanide-tainted drugs that killed seven people in Chicago may have been responsible for strychnine-laced Extra-Strength Tylenol found in a California drugstore, authorities said. The incident in Oroville, Calif., prompted Tylenol’s manufacturer to issue an urgent appeal for stores across the nation to withdraw all Tylenol capsule products from sale. Many retailers already had, and Chicago and at least two states, Colorado and North Dakota, have banned sale of the products. Three Tylenol bottles containing the poison were found in Oroville, one on the shelves of a drugstore. “It’s highly suspected at this point in time that it was a copycat crime,” said police Sgt. Jack I^ee in Oroville, where a butcher, 27-year-old Greg Blagg, was treated for strychnine poisoning. Blagg, questioned by FBI agents for two hours Tuesday, told reporters he had bought the strychnine-tainted Tylenol two weeks before taking the capsule — long before the Chicago-area deaths. But I,ee, besides calling the incident a possible copycat crime, also said Blagg’s account of the purchase date “has not been confirmed.” “There’s a possibility it might not have been” purchased on or about Sept. 15, Lee said. Lee said the poisoning, revealed Tuesday, was believed to be a “local crime,” and Illinois Attorney General Tyrone Fahner said there was “no reason to suspect any connection” between the California incident and last week’s deaths in Chicago and four suburbs. At a briefing, Fahner also said investigators are now inclined to believe that only one person was involved in the Chicago poisonings and said a list of suspects had been narrowed to “eight or nine,” all local residents. He declined to elaborate, but said none was in California at a time connected to the strychnine poisoning. A federal law enforcement official who declined to be identified said investigators had not discounted a link in the two cases, and Fahner said “caution precludes me from saying there is no connection.” California Health Director Beverlee Myers called the discovery of the tainted bottles “cause for concern, not for panic.” She told reporters in Sacramento that her department was sending investigators to Oroville, about IOO miles north of San Francisco, to collect all the Tylenol they could find within 25 miles. Blagg, questioned by FBI agents for two hours Tuesday, told reporters he had bought the strychnine-tainted Tylenol two weeks before taking the capsule — long before the Chicago-area deaths. But I,ee, besides calling the incident a possible copycat crime, also said Blagg’s account of the purchase date “has not been confirmed.” Fahner, who heads a task force of more than IOO investigators from federal, county and state agencies, said officials are checking whether someone who wanted Johnson & Johnson stock prices to fall was involved.The stock price has dropped from 47Vh to 39 since Sept. 28. Fahner also said not all of the primary suspects have been interviewed and “it looks less and less that ifs more than one” person involved. “We’re better off than we were yesterday,” he said of the progress of the investigation. “I think we’re See PILLS, Page 10A Many local schools are paying special attention to Fire Prevention Week this week Fireman Robert Reed discusses the ladder truck to students at Lamar School. Firemen are conducting fire drills at this week at local schools.Marathon meetingNBISD board suspends three NBHS students after four-hour session By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer For being caught with alcohol on school grounds, three New Braunfels High School students, ages 14. 15 and 16, have been expelled for the remainder of this school semester. Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District arrived at this decision Tuesday night after discussing it for almost four hours behind closed doors. This is the second such case the board has considered in the last two weeks. At their last meeting on Sept. 21. trustees voted 4-2 to expel a 17-year-old male for the full year for being caught with alcohol on the high school campus after a home football game. That case was similar to the one considered by the board Tuesday in that the three girls were also found in possession of alcoholic beverages on the high school campus after a football game. With the exception of trustee Rudy Reinter, the board voted unanimously Tuesday to expel the three girls - a junior, sophomore and freshman for the remainder of this semester, which ends in December. In voting against the one-semester suspensions. Reinter noted that he did not support the one-term suspension, but instead supported the “recommendation of the school administration.” Reimer was referring to the recommendation made by John Turman, principal of New Braunfels High School, which called for the girls being suspended for the full year. Not wanting to reveal the specific facts of the case, school board president Margv Waldrip noted in a telephone interview Wednesday, that the board “had very definite reasons" for deciding to expel the three girls for one semester in comparison to its decision two weeks ago to expel the 17-year-old male for a full year. “We have to consider each case separately as it comes before us,” said Waldrip “They were different cases and we considered each on the total circumstances.” Trustees took considerable time discussing the facts of the case in executive session with three students, their parents and relatives, attorneys and finally amongs themselves. The board went into executive session .shortly alter 7:30 p in. and did not reconvene in open session until almost ll 30 p.m. After the board arrived at its decision, however. See N'BISI), Pcge IGA mg1.. WM Reach for the sky Planners backs annexation of thinly-populated areasInside By DYANNE FRY Staff writer As discussed in a workshop meeting last week, the New Braunfels Planning & Zoning Commission is officially recommending annexation of three areas outside New Braunfels’ city limits. The unanimous vote, taken Tuesday night, urges the City Council to start annexation proceedings immediately on targeted areas 8 (a strip along Krueger Ixine) and 12 (a strip along FM 1863). Area 9, another Krueger I^ine strip, will be in New Braunfels’ extraterritorial jurisdiction after area 8 is annexed, and should be taken into the city as soon as possible, commissioners said. The group also directed City Planning Director Debra Goodwin to do some preliminary feasibility studies on areas IO, ll and 13. The commission’s long-range plan targets all three (and four others) for annexation before the end of 1985. Commissioners are trying to steer a course around an impending change in the city election system. The Mexican American I^egal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is pushing for single-member districts, with minority populations given a chance to elect their own candidates. Moving the city limits could affect population densities in various parts of town. Comm-missioners decided at their Sept. 28 workshop that pending annexations could complicate the work of the Districting Charter Review Committee. There’s also a possibility that the annexations could be vetoed by the Justice Department. So the commission is going for areas containing little or no population, such as the strips on Krueger and 1963. Annexation of those areas will secure the city against encroachment by Schertz and other cities to the south. William Kolodzie, who owns property off Krueger l^ine, applauded the commission’s action. “I want to be in the ETJ of New Braunfels, not Schertz,” he said. The next three sections mentioned are much larger, but have low residential development at this time. Area IO would extend the city limits farther into Solms. Eleven covers the territory occupied by General Portland Inc. and other rock crushing industries. Area 13 extends into the hill country off Texas 46, outside Loop 337. In other action, the commission gave final plat approval on four subdivisions, with certain discrepancies mentioned by Goodwill to be worked out before construction starts. For Schneider Estates, to be located south of town, the planning director asked for clarification of the subdivision’s bearing onto Solms Road. She made a similar request for Thrasher Subdivision, a property recently platted so that a house could be moved there.Today's Weather It will be mostly cloudy today and partly cloudy Thursday, with southeast winds at 10-15 mph today, dropping to 5-10 mph tonight. Probability of thundershowers is 40 percent today, and 20 percent tonight and Thursday. Sunset will be at 7:11 p.m., and sunrise Thursday will be at 7:27 a.iii.Unicorns win It has been a good week for the New Braunfels Unicorns in its intra-city rivalry with Canyon High. Friday the football team bested the Cougars, and the volleyball team followed suit Tuesday. Sports, Page 6A CLASSIFIED.....................6-8B COMICS..........................8A CROSSWORD.....................8A DEAR ABBY.......................3B DEATHS.........................2A ENTERTAINMENT................1,    2C HOROSCOPE......................2A KALEIDOSCOPE..................1    4B OPINIONS........................9A SPORTS........................6.    7A STOCKS ........................10A WEATHER........................2A Marathon session makes architects delay presentation If it hadn’t been for the baseball game on television, the evening might have been a total loss. But luckily for Austin architects — who had planned to meet with the New Braunfels school board Tuesday night there was a TV in one of the side rooms of New Braunfels High School. While the architects cooled their heels watching television, the board of trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District met in closed door session for almost four hours to discuss a student discipline case. Eventually, they gave up and went home. Architects from J essen and Associates Inc., which was hired by the board earlier this year to work on the district’s expansion plans, were originally set to make their first presentation Tuesday. They have been studying the recommendations made by the district’s long-range planning committee and planned to present slides and drawings of how present campuses could be expanded to accomodate more students. Preparations for the new elementary school w hich the district is planning to build probably also would have been discussed The district has taken an option on a 20-acre tract of land off FM 725 toward McQueeney for this new school. Supt. O E. Hendricks said Monday that the district has put down a $10,000 down-payment for this land. Knowing that the board would probably take quite some time to discuss the discipline case in closed-door session, Hendricks told the architects to appear before the board at approximately 9 p.m. See ARCHITECTS, Page IGA ;