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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunffelfi 188 Zeituno O C WEDNESDAY September 1983 25 cents 32 Pages 3 Sections USPS 377880 County fair begins today Officials hopte rain will hold off The 90th Comal County Fair opens beginning a fiveday run which will include prizewinning livestock and homemade in keeping with a timehonored county fair it could also include The fair has been a soggy affair several times in the past 10 and the 1963 edition may be no Comal County was drenched with two inches of rain Sunday and Mon but County Fair Association president Walter Schulle says it has helped But rain during the thats something The fairgrounds are in great shape right Schulle said this Fair Page 11 A It could rain another inch and not hurt as long as it doesnt rain once we get the events he Most events will go rain or he the dances are under the he so if it rains at dance it would have to be A gully washer would also cause parking problems in the infield of Dutchman where horse races and some of the rodeo events will be The infield can be a little too muddy for parking in a heavy Schulle But the recent followed by the cool has settled the dust at the fairgrounds and made things more Its perfect right he last years crowd for the fiveday fair was between and and Schulle expects this years to be in that Diplomats house shelled in Beirut Lebanon AP Syrian backed insurgents today unleashed a heavy bombardment on Beirut and its hours after their shelling of the ambassadors residence prompted a retaliatory barrage from Navy Lebanons state radio and the in dependent Beirut newspaper An Nahar said the ambassadors residence in suburban Yarze east of the capital was evacuated overnight as shells from Druse militia batteries rained around The reports said one shell struck a garden gate and another hit the swimming Personnel in the mansion were taken to the nearby palace of Lebanese President Amin Gemayel and no one was the radio and the newspaper No comment on the report was immediately available from the But White House spokesman Larry Speakes confirmed Tuesday night that the residence of Ambassador Robert Dillon came under artillery prompting a partial evacuation of the Speakes said Dillon and Richard assistant to special Middle East envoy Robert were at the residence when shells but McFarlane was not in American warshjps responded to the shelling with a 10mmute barrage against the antigovernment gunners in the hills overlooking the capital Marine spokesman Robert Jordan said the destroyer John Rodgers and the guided missile cruiser Virginia responded to firing near Dillons He said the residence was not hit and the Marines in the peacekeeping force went on Condition One alert at their positions near the Beirut Police said Druse gunners from Syriancontrolled positions in Lebanons central mountains escalated their shelling of east Beirut and outlying Christian neighborhoods after the naval Several hours before the latenight shelling Druse militiamen and Palestinian guerrillas resumed their attack on Souk elGharb after being repulsed twice earlier in the One attack during Tuesday caught military observers in the strategic Christian town overlooking It was believed to be the first time American military personnel were in the front lines since the civil war resumed when Israeli troops pulled out of the Morale problem CISD panel lists contributing factors By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer SuHptiotoby Cinay Richardson See Page 12A The ferris wheel at the fair wont be empty much longer It was and just as hardhitting as The Advisory Committees report on CISDs morale problems was made public Tuesday night with 12 recommendations on how to solve the The committees first report on communication resulted in board approval to hire a parttime public relations That person will be largely responsible for implementing many of the committees 19 recom mendations on how to solve the districts communication Tuesday nights presented by committee member Kay identified seven areas that have af fected morale within Those areas were the patron personal and sick changes in board policy or the superintendents interpretation of same interpersonal the parentteacher and the visit to Canyon High School by two trustees during a final In regard to the May 27 exam in terruption by Karen Rust and Carey the committee con cluded that both board members had clearance tu visit the although the principal tried to dissuade one of them because of the final exam being given that the exam was cut short a decision made solelv by the classroom teacher Walling added the two board members and principal were unawarethe exam was cut short until after the also hi Hie corn See Page I2A NBISD wins TartArmke lawsuit on appeal By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Almost 30 months after Kathleen Tart and Kenneth Armke II were suspended from New Braunfels High an appellate court has decided that school trustees had the right to deduct points from their grades after it wont make much dif ference to Armke and They graduated in May just a couple weeks after winning their districtcourt lawsuit against New Braunfels But Margy president of the school said the new ruling from the 10th Court of Appeals in Waco is important because it backs up local control of The State Board of Education perceived it as a test she said Tuesday night after the board met in executive session to discuss legal She added that the state board tends to support local control by elected even if it doesnt always agree with what those trustees Justice Bob Thomas has ordered the students who filed the suit to pay all costs associated with the The trouble began in the spring of 1981 when a member of the NBHS faculty reported that Armke and a third student not involved in the suit had been seen with alcoholic beverages while attending a schoolsponsored journalism The incident occurred in an Austin and both Tart and Armke were of legal drinking age 18 at the it was against school policy to have alcohol at schoolconnected so trustees suspended all three students for three days in They also voted to deduct three points from each students sixweeks grade average for each day of absence a total of nine points It was this measure that led Armke and Tart to file suit on April The students didnt object to the or to the fact that they got a zero for any class work on the days they were they contended that the extra grade deduction was illegal and that there had been nothing in the school policy manual to indicate they were risking this sort of penalty when they ordered their drinks in District Judge Charles Ramsay ruled in their He issued a permanent injunction preventing NBISD from deducting grade points or taking further disciplinary action against Armke and Justice Thomas reversed that ruling this His opinion was that there had been an error of opinion in the lower court that the board had the right to lake the disciplinary action on NBISD attorney Jack Borchers appealed Ramsays decisum to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin in the summer of It was later transferred to the Waco NBISD plans hearing on election shift proposal Inside By OYANNE FRY Staff writer A public hearing on 4 will help trustees of the New Braunfels ISO decide whether they want to change the method by which theyre The board set the hearing Tuesday after a closed discussion with legal advisor Jack The total or partial conversion to a district election system will be the subject of The hearing will begin at in the New Braunfels High School Borchers feels fairly sure the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund will show The civil rights organization has already filed suit against NBISD in connection with its atlarge election The attorney noted that theres also a new section in the Texas Education Code which allows a school district of or more students to change its election system by a majority vote of the This provision was approved by the Legislature this past after MALDEF filed the In the only districts with or more students could voluntarily switch to singlemember The new law went into effect hearing is something we think is advised to Borchers If a school board opts for district elec tions under this new it must come up with a plan in which at least 70 percent of the trustees are chosen from single member NBISD could choose a twoatlarge system or a six oneatlarge or elect all seven members from Borchers had already proposed a 52 compromise plan as a means of settling MALDEFs suit in Judge Fred Shannons District MALDEF was not See PiffeUA CISD to appeal Encino Park decision Comal ISD trustees have decided not to abandon ship in the stormy waters of Encino Parks deannexation to Northeast CISDs Lonnie was instructed to appeal the Texas Education Agencys decision in favor of Encino In a hearing held officer Judy Underwood ruled that concurrence of the county commissioners courts of Kendall and Hays counties is for a valid mnaiition and County aa that countys Moard of approved the deannexation last Choices left to CISD were to accept Underwoods or begin the appeal process to the State Board of CISD officials have made the choice to fight some I feel Encino Park doesnt stop with Encino Theres going to be Encino Park trustee David Boatner So where does it stop eating away at CISD for dont feel like giving in the developers of Bncte I dont think the hearing oJtucer gave this matter enough and the expense of going to the state board is minimal when com pared tu the Boatner I think future appeal would serve notice to Encino Park and developers that were not going to drop The disputed area involves squareuule tract within which includes the Encino Park Future development of that and the precedent iU deannexation might with other developers weigh heaviest on CISDs decision to DEBBIE DeLOACH Todays Weather Partly cloudy today and Winds will be from the north at 1525 miles per hour becoming weaker Todays high will be in the mid70s with tonights low near Wind advisories are in effect for area lakes Tonight will be partly cloudy and cold with light Thursday begins a war ming trend with highs in the Winds will be from the east at 1015 Sunset tonight will be at Thursdays sunrise will beat Pizza Hut Deaths A man has been convicted in the three Pizza Hut employee deaths in Mount A jury will decide today whether he should be sentenced lo die for See Page 10A free Wheeling The Houston Oilers traded starting quar terback Archie Manning and starting tight end Dave Casper to the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday for two future draft Page Shamirs In President Chaim Henog today appointed Foreign Minister Yitxhak Shamir as Israels prime minister assigning him the task of forming a new government as successor to his Menachem Page 6A CROSSWORD 3C DEAR ABBY 48 1C TV WEATHER 14A Arson blamed in Tuesday fire at service station Fire Marshal Fnesenhahn says Tuesdays fire at Normans IVxaco station was definitely an arson case The burn pattern was very he said Wednesday An ordinary fire will usually start at one point and from leaving traces of its we had a very even burn throughout most of the After we cleaned everything off the we could see wlure flammable liquids had been Fneseuhahii added If someone pours gasoline on a floor and sets a match to it will leave a deeply charred area The fire marshal also said there was evidence of burglary at and at tempted burglary at Busy Auto Service next door Norman owner of the Texaco station at Kichter and 81 is missing a some items from his brief case and some cash left in the station Monday night His station and its contents are considered to be a total estimated at in Friesenhahn further believes that a car fire 011 1H reported while trucks were battling the blaze at may bt related lo the service station That out is under in vestigation by the sheriffs Authorities still havent identified the owner of the yellow Ford Torino involved in Dial blaze Neither have they found the truck taken from We dont know if it was burglary to cover up or arson to cover up a I suspect the the fire marshal DVANNEFftV ;