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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                N B track Page 10 Forum Page 4 New Braunfels New Texas 39 One 16 Pages 4br Thursday February 25 Cents Stammtisch Because of the retirement of some of the principal stockholders and the pending of leaders at Baese have announced they will dissolve the company rather than attempt a This association has been a memorable and profitable one and we have approached the dissolution with care and a spokesman said this we appreciate the concern and understanding of our friends and clients and we thank them for their Baese will be closed after Were sorry to see them Want an introduction to palette knife painting in oil or silk screening Head over to the Arts 646 Walnut Square Saturday and try your hand on one of these media absolutely The Artistic sponsored by the New Braunfels Art is scheduled from 9 to l Leading the miniworkshops will be Betty palette knife Sunnee handformed pottery and Johnny Kolacek and Ron Participants in the silkscreening are invited to bring a tshirt or material for an applique if they paper will be The Art League provides all the Even if its not still raining Satur this is a great way to spend the February has been an exciting month for the Startzville Someone A Harold presumes sent the newspaper news of their activities On the gang met at Danny and Floyds house to work on the float while Floyd prepared lunch for a hungry With little or no sleep Wednesday we met in San Antonio early Thursday morning to put the finishing touches on the By we were ready for the San Antonio Stock Show everyone in cluding the wasnt we got on our float and clogged for everyong who came The front of the parade started right on time at 1 and we finally started to roll and clog at We clogged the entire way through downtown and right past the TV By the did any of you see the ham on that float We received an honorable men tion ribbon which we are proud All had a great time even though some were sure wed have a heat stroke before the Thanks to everyone who helped with the The doggers would like to thank Floyd for letting us use his trailer and his help and the good Thanks to our driver Lawrence Stoepler and his helper Larry A super thank you to Holly Bench for all the pinning and all the other things she did to help Another super THANKS to Rudy Rudy taxied Doc all over San Antonio Thursday By the what were you guys look Ing for did you just con Rudy into taking you away so you wouldnt have to decorate Hm I Rudy really put that special helping hand out to the Dont let this put Ive heard a rumor about Glenna and Looks like the two of them will be one Theres one thing Harold wants to Who are these The Comal divisions American Heart Associations symposium on Coping with Heart Disease will be held tonight from 7 to 9 at the county health department 705 Comal The Menu N BU shows no problem with PCB management By DANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities has spent about since 1980 to remove a potentially cancercausing agent from its electrical With the exception of one NBU officials said they believe the toxic oil has been eliminated from local The vast majority of the stuff is our system was not PCB said NBU technical manager Roger It wasnt even enough to fill up the little building we stored it Environmental Protection Agency inspectors are ex pected to investigate reports that City of Seguin utilities department may have used polychlorinated biiphenyl contaminated oil to ignite and burn debris piled on the Investigation by this newspaper showed untested oil has been used for some perhaps mon ths or to burn insulation off copper wire and dispose of The city since last Friday has stopped the and the area used for burning has been roped City of ficials met to discuss the session and have implemented protective procedures until the EPA PCB is used as an insulator in transformers and capacitors and produced Dioxin when burned in low intensity PCB is responsible for the pollution of Love It was used in all of the old transformers we took delivery on as late at 1975 or said NBU General Manager Bob Different transformers had dif ferent concentrations of that stuff and regulations deal differently with All of the capacitors hd full Capacitors are sealed devices which accumulate and hold a charge of boxes that direct have removable lids and the oil can be taken Sohn In Congress passed a law limiting the use of In regulations were developed and utility com panies were given until 1988 to remove all PCB from their See Pages Solons withdraw contingency funds for chute improvements LESLIE Photographer This pretty kitty appears to express concern over his homlessness and likely fate if he is not The cat is one of many at the countys animal shelter that will be destroyed if people dont adopt the By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council ap proved a transfer from its contingen cy fund early this week to finance im provements at the cityowned tube leaving the emergency fund at a critically low All they need is a home By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Nine cats and a dog are waiting at the Creek View Veterinarian Clinic for someone to adopt The animals were allegedly victims of neglect and cruelty and need a little loving said Comal County animal control officer Olen The animals were confiscated from an abandoned home northwest of Bulverde 19 after county of ficials were notified of trapped and abandoned animals on the County officials have delayed destroying the animals in hopes that local residents would adopt A wouldbe adoption session or cat sale folded Wednesday when only one person turned out to select a We cant hold them very much The county wont let Elliott Animal control pro cedure requires that stray or con fiscated animals be kept at least two days After that the animals may be People wishing to adopt the cats will be asked to pay the boarding fees at the Elliott Two of the cats have been adopted and a third is spoken That leaves eight cats in need of Of several were kept in small cages and Elliott The animals are now in good general health and have been clean ed officials Anyone wanting to adopt must pay for a battery of standard Some of the cats shy away from people and stay huddled in the back of Two cats are friendly and appear starved for All of the cats are eating well and regain ing strength after their veterinarians Elliott said the cats will probably make nice but they need lots of People say Its such a shame to put them to but then they dont want to take them the animal officer you even putting them to sleep is better than leaving them like they were a lot When volunteer Mark Crowe and a Comal County deputy discovered the cats last the animals were trapped in crude cages filled with paper and Several of the cats were weak and listless after being found in their cramped Veterinarian Michael Doherty said he suspected the animals were left for months without any One of the cats found at the house walks Elliott said the one of the friendliest in the was very weak when it was first The a frisky black is healthy and ready for a Elliott A small horse is in custody of but is available for adoption by someone with the means to care for the At the request of City Manager Joe council withdrew from contingency at its regular meeting Monday night to make repairs and improvements in order to maintain its obligations with the Texas Municipal TML is underwriting the citys liability in surance coverage at the fouracre water recreational facility at Prince The action left the city with in carryover Michie said the transfer was necessary because of circumstances surroun ding the tube Michie has previously stated that the citys emergency funds are at an un comfortably low These improvements are needed due to normal wear and tear and eroding of conditions at the Michie said responding to a question by Council Member James Good Michie terminated the citys lease agreement with Richard Hampton earlier this month following a dispute concerning liability coverage and the entitlement of gross receipts at the In related council also authorized the city manager to re quest proposals from prospective leaseemanagers to operate the park and approved authorization to adver tise for construction bids on some of the various improvements slated for the tube Proposals from interested private investors are to include a specified flat rental fee to be paid to the city on an annual The which encompasses opera maintainance and manage will run through A proposers conference will be held March 11 at 2 at City Hall to answer questions about the with an inspection of the facilties to Submission deadline is March 18 at 2 with a recommendation to council expected at its March 23 Michie told council of the urgency of making the improvements because the park will open soon after Easter We are on a very tight time schedule on these the administrator told Some of the improvements listed were an adding handrails along the return resurfacing See Pages McKenna Hospital directors okay arthroscope consider longterm planning ByJIMWEBRE Staff Writer McKenna Memorial Hospital board Wednesday authorized purchase of a stateoftheart arthroscopy machine for discussed purchase of a to diagnostic angiogram then mov ed on logically to the subject of revenues for Comal Countys only general medical The arthroscopy machine is a combination of devices that allow a technician or physician to look for an injured and repair it without making large openings in skin or The device means more such operations can be perform ed at McKenna using the current machine that is about 10 to 15 years Arthroscopy units allow faster recovery for some reduced time in the hospital with less Those qualities are important as the hospital considers how to administer various recent laws governing length of stay under Medicare and other ID order or any public or to receive the greatist reimbursement under federal medical financing it must treat well the most pa tients it can in the time and with the resources the federal government says shpuld resolve the disease or Directors discussed as an informational Item only a machine that mates diagnosing vascular or tissue problems more definite and less Purchase of the angiographic machine at from to more than would mean diagnosing such ailments as heart disease at KcKenna would involve less dye inside a patient and use a smaller tube that must be inserted into viens or Similar equipment is already in use at KcKenna One of the things we will be facing in the coming years is how and when to afford such board Chairman Elliott Knox Melvin finance committee reported on collecting money owed by nonpaying pa tients who are bad people with credit or resources who have not paid any or all of what they Bad debt patients owe the hospital more than as of the end of Different from bad debts are indigent patient McKenna contracts with Coma County to treat countydefined people who cannot afford to pay for medical Texas counties under long standing and recently amended state law are respon sible for the health care of indigent people so called for their family sizes and income The countys system of indigent patient qualifica tion is complex and involves allowing people with jobs to show greater monthly incomes than unemployed and still The figures shown here represent the monthly incomes after cer SJBS 3 Rainfall totals As of 11 Tuesday nches Royal Forest east Smithson Lake Sauder Stonehouse Realty northside Convicted arsonist ingests strychnine By DAVID MAY and SARAH DUKE Staff Writers A Comal County jury handed down the first arson conviction in this coun ty in more than seven years late The conviction was followed shortly by a suicide attempt by the convicted James Vincent is listed in serious condition at McKenna Memorial A hospital spokeswoman said the man ingested an amount of Walt Comal County jail said the inmate began getting sick at about shortly after he returned from the courthouse EMS technicians rushed toe inmate to the hospital after they discovered bis Sumner said the inmate had asked to go to the restroom twice while at the courthouse Wednesday after He asked somebody to take him to the bathroom and they took the jail administrator ad ding that the man was under the supervision of the court They were probably standing out side the Unless theres some way for the may to run away they would not normally watch the inmate he Apparently he drank this if it was while he was in the Sumner Judge Robert Pfueffer of the 207th District Court remanded Carrao to the county jail without bond after Wednesdays Sentencing was set for March 18 in district The man was found guilty of a se cond degree felony which carries a penalty of confinement for between two and 2 years and a fine not to ex ceed This was the first arson convic tion in Comal County 1 tried ajad suc cessfully said District Aitawy BiU The arson conviction was the   

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