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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                259 HJ A Texas Motorists killed on Texas highways See below Comal up 15 inflow down 57 Canyon cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level down Local How to beat holiday blues See Page 1B Baseball In page 8A New Braunfels Thursday December 1985 New Texas 25 Cents 24 Pages2 Sections Fire guts recreation center DANA OVERSTNEET Stall writer Four years of improvements to the Landa Recreation Center went up in smoke this Investigators today continue to sift through the gutted building sear ching for a cause of the which was extinguished about They have not ruled out the possibilty of Fourteen New Braunfels firefighters and 18 volunteers brought the fire under control about 45 minutes after the I The which did the most damage to the office gutted the inside of the brick which once housed the Lizann Dress Manufacturing About four years a group call ed the Recreation Association in itiated the drive to start a recreation The city parks department took over the operation of the building three years Firefighters are not sure when the fire It had been burning quite some said New Braunfels Fire Chief Jack The heat was terrific inside the Wilson said fire crews had to break down the front doors to the There was quite a bit of water and heat damage to the inside of the said New Braunfels Fire Chief Jack Structural the building is still Arson investigator Bob Reed and Wes fire are looking at the building Wilson There are several things we have to look Wilson ad ding that until the investigation is we dont rule anything The buiding and its contents were said Assistant City Manager Court The insurance company has been notified and will be here today and were taking inven tory on the damage and salvagable LESLIE Fire investigator Bob sprays the rec center with A walks through the debris of the gutted he City officials plan to meet Monday to determine what the city will do said Marcus recreation We have a lot of cleaning up to storing all the weight equipment and waiting for the word from City Hall on the plan of Tonish Salvaged including weight See Page 16A LESLIE 15 killed on Texas roads Inside TNE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fifteen people died on Texas highways over the Christmas three deaths more than the state Department of Public Safety had predicted for the 30hour period that ended at a spokesman for the state troopers said DPS spokesman Mike Cox noted seven of the deaths occurred in two and he said that the good weather may have contributed to the number of because it encouraged more people to The last traffic death during the holiday which began at 6 Christmas was a onevehicle ac cident in Arlington on Christmas which took the life of 19yearold William Kirk of Cox said Harlow lost control of his jeep on a curve at and it flipped He said the young man was not wearing a seat A passenger in the jeep received minor Two other accidents also occurred on Marcia Ann of Lam died after her car went out of control near state troopers Investigators estimated the accident took place about Christmas but the wreckage was not discovered un til In Corpus Mary Agnes of Corpus Christi was kill ed when she was struck by a car while crossing a city street with her who was slightly injured in the Police said it occurred about two headon collisions See Page 16A CANYON DEAR Comal County residents learn to buckle up Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy and not so cold today with a high in the upper 50s and winds from the north at 10 mph becoming southeasterly bet ween 10 and 15 It will be partly cloudy and cool tonight with a low near 40 and southeasterly winds 10 to 15 Friday wili be partly cloudy and mild with a low near 60 and southerly winds 10 to 15 Yester days high was 46 and this mornings low was Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Friday will be at DEMIE Stall writer More than 100 unbuckled Comal County residents have gotten tickets since 1 for violating the states new seat belt Violators face fines of to after the 1985 Legislature made seat belts mandatory for most drivers and frontseat The law went into effect on but motorists were given a threemonth grace period to help them get used to the A Gallup poll indicated 14 to 15 per cent of all motorists in Texas wore seat belts before the mandatory law was Mike a Department of Public Safety public information We figure if we had 80 percent the law could save 1 lives a and could prevent up to He also said percent of the persons killed on Texas highways last year were not wearing seat Since New Braunfels police officers have issued six tickets for unbuckled seat while Comal County Sheriffs deputies have writ ten lots of but no Department of Public Safety troopers working in Comal County wrote 16 tickets and nine warnings the week of 31 tickets and four warnings the second and 27 tickets and one warning for the week ending on By Austin police have issued about 20 tickets per day since the beginning of the month against motorists not wealing seal This months ticket totul here has already exceeded 400 Gary a local DPS said the new law is a good and indicated the majority of people seem to be obeying I havent noticed any fumbling for it when Ive stopped he add a fellow 1 dont know if theyre putting them on when they get inside their or before 1 get there after Ive stopped But I have noticed more seat belts buckled than Ive ever seen Ive worked plenty of fatalities in Comal County where the victims would still be alive if theyd been buckled Fedor I believe it the new law is If we catch well ticket Nowotny does an inside job in identifying families SUtt wriUr Talk to Jerome Nowotny for more than five minutes and youll learn more about the history of Western Europe than you were ever taught in For almost 20 Nowotny has researched the history of family names and painted wooden coats of arms bearing a family Its the research that interests 72year old This is the most fascinating sub Nowotny says as he looks around his crowded Its not just a matter of opening a book and here you he Coats of Arms an identification system developed in 1053 were created by a father for his It represented their first name it was identification to go along with their last Nowotny More it was for iden tity at a distance during the feudal system of the Dark Every human being used an iden tifying Nowotny explain ing that the Coat of Arms for each son in a family varied but used the same When Nowotny is presented with a he first looks through one of his many books to find anything on the origin of the I look in my book where I have the pictures of thousands of Coats of Arms hop ing to find he Every human being has but that doesnt mean that I will find Nowotny It is not as easy in some because theres not one person in over 3 billion descendants of Western Europe that has a name that has not been Before the invention of first names in the 15th peole were refer red to as the person by the By where you lived or what you did taylor or by things that described you long and Nowotny Names also changed through the because people were illiterate and spelling was done And a third reason names chang people deliberately changed them Kanz was Nowotny was Nowotny can trace the origin of almost all Western European names Por and the smaller such as Holland and the British Names he cant find are sent to a research company to Aftr locating a familys Coat of Nowotny asks his client to choose a favorite design there could be a hundred Coats of Arms all with a common such as a lion for one family I You want the prettiest dont you Nowotny I have fun with ths and I Do you want your 30th grandfather or your 44th He cant be certain which design belongs to a particular branch of a family Not one human being can trace beyond the 15th because no one had a first he After choosing which size to make the Coat of Nowotny tapes a sheet of graphite paper on top of a blank piece of wood and sketches the including a color My normal service is one depending on how intricate it See NOWOTN Page7A   

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