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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Maskenball at a Page 11A N B boys third in Page 13A New Braunfels New Texas 41 Zeittmo Four 48 Pages AT Sunday March 50 Cents Stammtisch Should Mike Royko enjoy the same rights as the Oral Roberts when It comes to basic freedom of expression in these United States Apparently somebody doesnt think An en voy from our towns ministerial ranks came by last week to object to Roykos recent columns concern Ing Roberts attempt to raise million by telling television viewers that If he doesnt get the God has told him that He will end Roberts life on Royko says if that the number of athlests and agnostics who will become overnight converts to Chris tianity will be Roykos Ideas seem sacreligious to our envoy ac cording to other theists Our Religious Focus page on Fridays and our Opinions page columns are open to ministers or anyone else who would care to cogently and fairly discuss the merits of freedom of religion vis a vis freedom of speech and thought in this New Braunfels own sometimes known by other will be one of several other rock bands on MTVs Basement Tapes segment beginning at 11 Thurs The band comprises New Braunfelsers Dennis Peak on bass guitar Tommy Thompson on guitar Howard Yeargan on guitar and San Antonians Stuart Carley on drums and Mike Grotheus with The tune the band will play is their own and Is called Out of NEW TKXAS we got Rubbish With a capital and that stands for Rivers And the Friends for Rivers will sponsor a with Rubbish from 10 to 1 March All of us wishing to clean up and keep clean our 22mile scenic River Road cor ridor between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake should converge at Texas outfitters at the second Bring with you a canteen with fresh work gloves and a litter River time is friends and The tourists who bring them all those big bucks will bring also their picnic lunches and varied tastes in canned Lets have the place looking nice when they get then encourage them in all ways to keep it that Not to mention ourselves Another kudo for a local day care center Just wanted to let you know we found a nice day care in New Braunfels for our little girl to grow and learn also Maggies Garden for children has really been great to us Our daughter is a senior there now and will graduate in May That from and John Henderlein III of New Texas State Adjutant Quartermaster of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Glen MGardener has passed along his congratula tions for public service to our local VFW Post commanded by George Kirst and Pavld The VFW here does a lot of nice things and routinely donates time and money to scholastic and youth programs throughout the Gardner refers 10 his organization as the the Rallying Force Tlw Mf Julian Perez and Patty Suplick take a break from cleaning up damage caused when a tree fell on their mobile home in River Bend Friday The Lake DunJap Volunteer Fire deputies All procedures were observed7 Photographer Department responded to help the couple cover their The cost of damages is not Storm moves across Texas River Bend couple loses home when tree falls through roof By SARAH DUKE StaH Writer A powerful but shortlived thunderstorm moved in from the west Friday knocking out power to some areas and trimming trees with wind gusts approaching 40 mph across Texas Hill A River Bend couple thought a tor nado struck Friday evening when strong winds knocked down a tree that fell through the roof of their mobile I thought a tornado had hit and was fixing to take us said Julian Perez about the destructive force of the The tree went through the roof and two walls of the mobile causing an undeter See Page 2A 5PQBTS WfATMii By DAVID MAY StaM Writer Law enforcement and Emergency Medical Service personnel deny allegations made last week by a 30 yearold womans motherinlaw that the who suffers from an earlier mental was denied appropriate medical attention while under arresl at Comal County Jail Our concern was for Ihe young lady We helped her all we could and 1 was very sad to see the letter in the said Kayanna Wheeler of the jail Comal sheriffs deputies and EMS personnel said all appropriate pro cedures for handling the woman were a licensed vocational was on duty the night of Feb 18 when Kathy Ginn of New Braunfels was brought to county jail on a charge of failure to pay for a traffic She was arrested by an officer with the Department of Public Safety Kathy Ginn agreed with the statements by her Ruth in a letter sent to the HeraldZeitung late last Kathy Gtnn said she suffers from mental trauma she said she suffered when she was She said she had been held in a basement for months by a man who repeatedly raped herHer trauma was so severe she had to be committed to a hospital for The letter published 22 ac cuses county jail officials and EMS personnel of roughly handling the woman and refusing to administer medical treatment after the woman went into psychotic trauma as the result of a claustrophobic The letter said the womans anxiety increased after repeatedly being told she was going to jailThe ac cording to the letter and confirmed in part by began scratching her face and hitting her head against the floor and walls of the booking area at the Both Ginn and her daughter said later that they wanted to publicize the fact that jail staff and EMS personnel appeared not to know about a 24hour hotline established by the countys statesponsored menjLal health and mental retardation She was very We did not deny anything within reacted in a very professional and reasonable and we were very concerned for the Kayanna Comal County Jail staff We just want people to know what happened and that there is this ser Ruth Ginn said She was never locked She was in the booking area the whole Wheeler said Friday We tried to talk to her and reassure her she was not going to be locked Wheeler added When asked if she was aware at the time that the woman suffered from a mental Wheeler said she observed Ginn breathing deeply and She then appeared to be clawing her face and we grabbed her hands and asked her not to stated who has previously worked at private and county public Wheeler said when tht woman began to hit her head against the wall from breathing so she padded the back of her head with her Wheeler said procedure in such cases is to call for recommendations from hospital emergency room per sonnel or a staff which she says she did She was very hysterical We did not deny anything within We asked for a doctor at the We reacted in a very professional and reasonable and we were very concerned for the Wheeler Capt David an EMS supervisor and one of the two techni cians who responded to the jail after receiving a call about an hour anda hall after the woman had been ar This service has grown progressively in the past four years and we have better service now than we have ever had and to be falsely accused kind of tears down everything weve eightyear EMS Page jfc New Braunfels is among U T cancer research sites City Manager Joe Michie announced Friday that New Braunfels will be among the research sites for a grant from the National Cancer Institute to the Univerity of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Three years of local work are beginning with a community survey to study the risk factors for cancer and chronic The survey will include the parttime employment of a number of local peo ple as Based on the results of the a threeyear program to reduce cancer and chronic disease risk will be Annual follow up surveys are planned to study how effective the program is in lowering risk factors in New According to LeaVonne field coordinator for the the community survey will be con ducted over the next four months with some 400 households to be randomly selected for participation in this study of health factors related to chronic disease Pulley pointed out that a high participation rate among the selected households will be needed for the work to provide valid Included in the inter views will be questions about health status and use of preventive health The local households par ticipating in the study will also be asked about oc cupational and environmental cigarette alcohol eating habits and other health factors such as stress and social Pulley emphasized that all information will be kept confidential and that data records will be stored in special ways to protect the privacy of all par When the study is successfully the researchers plan to work with local leaders to develop new programs of health education to be in troduced during the three year study The Texas Department of Health will oversee the pro jects coordination with local Holdin back the flood Canyon Lake officials have closed Canyon Dams gates to mitigate public pressure from downstream but officials say there is plenty of room for incoming water as what could be a rainy spring ap By SARAH DUKE StaM Writer U S Army Corp of Engineers officials said Friday reduced releases from Canyon Lake do not affect the lakes ability to hold floodwaters but are an effort to reduce flooding in downstream Despite heavy inflow to the corps officials closed release gates Thursday to relieve flooding from Gon zales downstream to Victoria and the Gulf of Of ficials opened those gates at 6 Thursday and have been making reduced released since that As of Saturday releases were at 450 cubic feel per se a considerable drop from the 800 cfs releases earlier this week A GuadalupeBlanco River Authority spokesman said the reduction in flows actually will do nothing to ease flooding in the coastal area but is simply a political move to appease residents of the downstream Inflows have pushed the lake level into the flood pool but corps officials say they have plenty of room to store more Jerry the corps reservoir manager at Canyon said he reduced released under orders from the corps district office in Fort Brite said lake inflows topped cfs at the Spring Branch gauge Friday He said keeping releases down will probably push the lake a few teei into the flood an area large enough to hold water 34 feet above the con servation as things stabilize we can get i releases i back up to 800 Brite Over the next few with this were going to get into the flood pool Greg GBRAs chief said the reduced flows will have virtually no impact on the situation downstream From a flood it treducing releases doesnt make any but the publics perception is he Rothe added that lake releases take five days to reach some 100 miles from New Braunfels and one of the areas with high waters He said the corps and public officials in the coastal area were subjected to public outrage in because they were helpless to relieve weve got the same situation Were basically at flood stage downstream from Cuero on down The UM lime it flooding the corps took a lot oi Rothe said Heavy rains in January caused flooding in the coastal region resulting in serious damages to agriculture and to the oyster business Freshwater in the bay damaged a large por tion of the oyster Rothe said the public considered the Canyon Lake releases to be increasing the flood The corps actions are not out of the ordinary and there is little chance thft the lakes ability to hold flood waters wUJ bf he considering the impact of   

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