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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas CowboysSherrard out for Page 10 New Braunfels 151 Mew Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Ztitung Texas 78130 USPS 377800 AJ Thursday 1987 25 Cents One Section 16 Pages Stammtisch A longlime reader dropped by the llimldZcHiing offices Wednesday will the following opinion about the Andy Kooney column of July 8 regarding the IrnnContra investiga tion General George Washington conies to mind What he would say about this grilling of the military We the people who remained at the general at prosecutors all really armchair patriots while the soldier gives his her note said Then to mention in our the valuable time and sums of money involved in the investiga tion the peoples t can not help but take exception to Andy Hooneys column citing the right and wrung of the high she Rooney also made a few com ments in regard to Patlon with which our visitor took exception ifii Iatton was never harsh to his men but was there to win a vhe The sptmg Branch Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to at tend the annual Barbecue ami on Aug rom noon until p Barbecue barbecue buns soft beer snow cones and popcorn svjll be available Bingo horseshoe pitching craft booths and a country store are just some of the many events planned All proceeds will be used to pio vule Innter equipment for the volunteer firefighters Spring Branch is on IS 281 at the intersec tion of KM ill just north of the iuadalupe Kiver Hraunfels childrens Museum is planning a hands for the Back to School m Aug at the Cu ic Center Donations of tin cans are needed so the children ma make pencil holders to take hack to school with them our tin cans and call Susan Ietetie at Perry Buck at tiN or at 1KiH to let them know some that are suitable as future pencil holders 1he museum also i planning another mi utt ii to run ior weeks at Shopping Center This is the third exhibit b the museum and tilled Do i niv Ue all special needs dur ot iVrprtual Help Church hosiing a this weekend at the church that will feature Uxxi and music n Aug he church will host its third annual lea market and home emit sale Irom ii a m to p m on the grounds Table and tiooi space is toi the lea market call 02V id H or tiii tor intonnation aUiut the ren tals All proceeds will beneilt the parish hall Game Noel Ktheredge is spreading the word that hunter safe classes will he held at the New BraunteU Police Department Aug 21 The classes which will begin at fi Hi p m are lor anyone who wants to go out ot the stale to go hunting Ktheredge said several of the best hunting states like New Mexico and Colorado require hunters to have completed the class Cost tor the class a measly To sign call Ktheredge or Game Warden Bob Wollord or leave your name and number with the folks at the Comal County office i Hot Hot and sunny And even hotter and sunnier weather is expected through the weekend with only a 2U percent chance of isolated afternoon thundei showers on Friday and Saturday Highs during the day will be pushing toward the loo degree with partly clouds nighttime lows dropping to the mid 70s The Menu CLASSIFIED 1315 comes CROSSWORD 3 5 KALEIDOSCOPE OPINIONS SCIAPBQQK WEATHER 2 Comal 19yearold charged in sexual assault off woman Sheriffs investigators Danny and Sahm is accused in the assault early Monday Rudio Rubin part allpnoH cany muiiuay Rudio Rubio lead alleged sexual assault suspect Gary Christian to jail at sheriffs headquarters Wednesday morning of a 22yearold Wimberly woman who was abducted from her car on Old Saltier Photo by David May By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Information given Comal County Sheriffs investigators Tuesday enabled detectives to quickly ap prehend a man suspected in a Mon day morning sexual A composite sketch of the suspect disseminated countywide by authorities Monday was credited with eventually providing in vestigators with the name and whereabouts of the acting on an arrest warrant issued Wednesday after apprehended Gary Christian Sahm was arrested without incident at his parents house in Royal Forest subdivision at Shannon Lee and Wegner Roads shortly after He was charged with aggravated sexual a first degree and placed in Comal County lie had been magistrated but a bond had not been set as of presstime today If Sahm could face anywhere from five to 99 years in prison NBISO does good but needs sex education class According to one Wednesday was also Sahtns 19th bir He has no prior convictions and is not suspected in any other in He is accused in the abduction and sexual assault early Monday morn ing of a 22yearold woman She was forced from her car on Old Saltier Road and driven to an unknown Ca nyon Lake location where she was beaten and The who was returned near the point of her original abduc tion after the told in vestigators she was looking for direc tions to a friends house when she ap proached by a man who offered to Sahm is well known in the especially for a tattoo he bears on his left arm of a spider web with a dangling spider That proved to be a key detail in the description of the suspect when it was quickly recognized by many rural residents See Page2A By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A group of top notch education pro fessionals have given New Hraunfels residents reason to take pride m then school system A report completed the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Issued this week by the New Braunfels ISO states that local schools meet and in many cases ex ceed the standards for remaining a member of the elite educational The conducted lu also points out a number of areas that could use im provement John Turman principal of New Braunfels High and Bill Kar nan principal ol New Braunfels Mid dle School said earlier this week that trie report which focuses on the mid die and high is a big pal on the back lor the district as a whole as well as those schools teachers and students Linda Av NBLSDs curriculum said the study was the culmination of a selfstudy conducted by the faculty o each school The purpose of the studs was to look at every phase of the middle and high she said The goal of the Association is for schools not to remain static but to continually grow and grow and grow We were loo percent living up to the standards set by the Southern Association Not only did we meet the Southern Association standards in many exceeded these stan dards Karnau said the only way to truly meet the challenge of educating children and preparing them for suc cess in the future is to continually change and improve the school system We dont try to fit the students into the curriculum but we try to design the school to meet the needs of the he Turman said the high school staff is proud of itself and kind of patting ourselves on the back But we have a lot of work left to do We realize we cant remain where we are but we have to move for he said The high school received com pliments for its community involve ment New Braunfels High School enjoys excellent community The school is aware of the desires of its especially in preparing students to function in college or on the It provides the desired preparation in especially language and in social in morals and the report Page 1 New Braunfelser accepts disease and holds to faith By SARAH DUKE Slafl Writer New Hraunfels resident Oscar diagnos ed last November as having a debilitating muscle disease tor which there is no cure and which almost always kills its is facing his future realistically has Lou Gehrigs Disease Ive come to accept the disease Ive already accepted it and 1 know that theres no known cure except through the he said Although the retired civil senice worker knows he probably doesnt have long to he is doing everything possible to bring attention to the disease and to the attempts to find a cure Guerrero has tried to become a subject of research studies aimed at finding a cure lor amyotrophic lateral or ALS Although he decided not to join an ALS research study in California because ol the traveling he has become committed to spreading news about the disease which is more common than muscular dystrophy and afflicts a quarter of a million people in this ALS robs its victims of muscle In Guer reros the disease has made walking difficult he must use a cane and wear leg braces and has weakened his control of his The New Braunfels resident looks realistically into the future and knows that eventually the disease will cause his muscles lo become wasted and He talked Wednesday afternoon at his kitchen table about his death 1 get But it helps to talk to people Ive had a number of friends drop he Persons with ALS usually live about five years after they are diagnosed with the disease For per sons older than the average life expectancy is shorter I have to look at it and say Im not going to submit to the Im going to look Guerrero retired from civil service at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio where he had worked years He served as the supply in structor the last 10 years he worked in civil In September of last year he noticed a pain in his fingers and began to have trouble buttoning his clothes During his quarterly he mentioned the problems to his doctor and later underwent ex tensive medical In November of last doc tors concluded that he was suffering from Determined not to just sit around while his illness got Guerrero went to work part time for the U S Air Force Once his illness began to lake its he decided to call it His who depended on his excellent encouraged him to stay longer than he 1 told For the good of the Air Force and the good of everybody Im leav 1 didnt think 1 could give 100 Guer rero He left the reserves on April 30 after being a member since Upon his retirement from the reserves with the rank of senior master Guerrero was awarded the Meritorious Service The award was granted because Guerrero distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States Air Force as Fuels and Supply Manager He was commended for outstanding professional leadership and ceaseless his certificate award The singularly distinctive ac complishments of Guerrero culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his coun try and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Guerrero is determined not to stop with the end of his commendable military and professional He said his retirement will not be as he and his wife but he plans to use the time he has What might nave been a long retirement with his See Page 2 Stabbing attack spurs solidarity within lake area By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent The stabbing of a 1 Canyon Lake girl early Tuesday evening has prompted area residents to join forces in keeping a close eye on their individual As of late this mor Comal County Sheriffs of ficials were still searching for the subject Mary lives in that same subdivision and has three small children of her own The situation is very especially when a guy like this bangs himself into your own critically injures your young children and takes what cash to have left in your she Ruggens said she believes crime has forced residents in the area to stick together and form a watch group to keep an eye on each Ruggens believes crime and violence have become quite evident the last three to four months in the lake Kate Tuckett was stabbed four times in the left shoulder by a white subject believed to be 16 or 18 years about 5 feet 7 inches with shoulder length The victim returned home early and apparently surprised the in who grabbed a knite trom the kitchen and stabbed her as she tried to fight him He then took S in Thomas Parker found out about the stabbing Wednesday evening after returning home from vaca The lake resident said he was shocked to hear that such a drastic thing had Parker said ne was more con cerned about young children who play outside their homes during the early evening hours and those who ride a bike through some of the wooded areas Parker said the local sheriffs department is doing an ex cellent job here in the county and some oi the residents dont realize it Just look at the massive growth this area has experienced the last Parker Its just impossible to keep an eye on eventhing as far as law protec tion is Comal County Sheriffs In vestigator Danny Ybarra urges any residents who might have any information concerning the stabb ing to call the sheriffs depart ment at NBISDtightens its belt by cutting staff New Braunfels ISP is tightening its according to Superinten dent Charles The school districthas cut back from six to four top administrative something the superinten dent is proud The position of com munity education director has been eliminated and Linda NBISDs assistant superintendent for cur is resigning effective the end of August We just cut over in ad ministrative Bradberry told the NB1SD Board of Trustees Tuesday after they approved resignations and reassignments for the coming school Avila is leaving the district to take a position at Southwest state University teaching graduate classes in Bradberry com mended saying she has been avaiuabie asset to the Also leaving the district is Evelyn former principal of Lone Star Primary Farmer was to have tafcen the position ol elemen curriculum director in the 1987 88 school She is leaving the district to take a position with the Texas Education Agency working with the teacher appraisal system The community education pro which has been headed by Barbara will carry on full Bradberry said He added that other administrators will have to take up the slack and take over the program which provides evening classes for adults and sum mer classes for Doep pensehmidt will assist the principal at Lone Star as a teacher Bradberry said he is determined to meet the budget lor the coming which is expected to force the district to dip into He said that by not replacing Fanner when she left her position as principal at Lone the district saved some Karen principal at Memorial will head both Memorial and Lone Star for the com ing
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