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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Yet another Cowboy receiver goes Page 13A New Braunfels 153 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Stammtisch Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 F Sunday August 50 Cents Four 44 Pages The Stammtisch above was sub mitted by Gerald Walter and if he will call Harold or Jim at hes entitled to a free if there is such a Anyone else out there who can draw is and even encouraged to send us a rendering of your idea of a Stamtn tisch in other a gathering We have received several and they svill eventually This is the first Stammtisch with women that we have received these happen to be shelling Send your Stammtisch to Harolds Stammtisch 707 Landa St New Texas First United Methodist 572 San Antonio is holding registration for its nursery Special features include field special times with the pastor in the sanctuary and music and School hours are 9 to noon and Hie programs are for children bet ween 2 and 1 years old For more call Two transplanted filmmakers from are interested in the stories of Hill Country We want to hear the stones of those women like the oak are Mich a beautiful and integral part of the said lones H your mother or so meone you know has a story to tell Marian or her partner Lee Ann call them at or drop them a line at Box New and you might become a part of the documentary Uiey plan to make of this adven ture Canyon Lake Action Center is planning a halfprice clothing salt Vug 28 and 2a to clear the centers racks of summer clothes and make room for fall and winter materials Workers at the center wish to thank all the good neighbors who donate material for the thrift shop and said that most of the items are in good but those that arent go to a charitable organization that can recondition them The Action Center volunteers met Aug 3 to discuss goals for the next They evaluated the existing program and determined that com munity needs should be given prime consideration because of recent demands on the services and because the slowdown of normal river activities has had an effect on area businesses and consequently on area Volunteers also decided that one of the shortterm goals is the ac quisition of more volunteers and direct participation of community If youd like to help contact the Action Center at P O Box Canyon Lake New Braunfels Hermann Sons School of Dance will have dance registration Aug 13 from 1 to 6 at the Hermann Sons 4G3 Union There will be a stated meeting of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 on 1 at at the Masonic the district deputy grand master will make his official visit to the lodge at this Mostly sunny Sunday with highs in the upper 90s with heat indices again climbing Into the low Winds will be southerly around 10 to 15 fair skies Sunday night With lows in the mid CUHIFJCQ ttQSSWOIP 34 Train severs mans legs A New Braunfels who ap parently fell asleep across the Union Pacific railroad tracks early Satur day had both his legs severed just below the knees when a train ran over Admitted to McKenna Memorial Hospital following surgery Saturday was Franklin John Ac cording to the man lives alone at 564 Market and had recently moved here from The bizarre mishap occurred around Saturday where the tracks cross Comal Street near Nacogdoches According to the it ap peared he svas asleep on the said Patrolman Roger one of the officers who worked the grisly ac Allen said the incident was still under There was a beer can next to him that was still cold and had some beer in but whether or not he was intox icated 1 cant said Allen in PageJA Costa Ricans taking Texas civics lessons By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels city government is being scrutinized and studied this week as the city plays host two members of aninternational ex change group from Costa Hica in town to see how American cities The two one a mayor of a major city and another a city coun cilman of a rural are learning all they can about how this city handles municipal Alfredo Walker and Rogelio Alvarado have been in the United States for six weeks In that they have visited several South and Central Texas cities in an effort to help them lead their Costa Rican communities as their nation turns away from a strongly centralized form of government and attempts to give local municipalities greater control of public In New they are tour ing each city including utilities and The program allows us to learn and give a perspective of how city government is run i in the United 1 hope to strengthen local government and believe it is necessary because if we dont strengthen local government we will have serious problems because of social Walker Walker is the mayor of Costa a city of about residents on the Atlantic Ocean Walker said the national govern See COSTA Page2A Texas new Junior Miss San Marcos Junior Miss Cinnamon Stouffer was named 1987 TexasJunior MISS Saturday night in final competition at New Braunfels Civic Center She will now compete in the Americas Junior Miss First runnerup was San Antonio Junior runnerup was New Braunfels Shannon Knibbe Audrey Changr and fourth Victorias Christy Other winners were overall poise and appearance Garlands Stephanie overall physical fitnessChano overall performing arts and scholastic achievement runnerup Lockharts Jean Ann Shaller scholastic Chang and Spirit of Junior Miss Terrell sStephanie Anne Photo by Deryl Clark AIDS Local officials take steps toward to calm overreaction to virus scare NB man ordered released from TDC A New Braunfels whose son was acquitted last week on charges of firstdegree murder after more than two years of incarcera said she is relieved and felt justice has finally been served 1 feel said Klvira Vargas Friday 1 would like to be there when he gets his letter oi release so 1 could see the expression on his face She is the mother of Victor also of New He and another defendent in April were iound guilty in Bexar County in the murder July of Kleaiar Car rillo who was beaten to death outside a Universal City lounge The 1th Court of Appeals late last week ordered Vargas reed rom ruling that the district court judge during the trial had erred and that evidence produced by pro secutors against Vargas amounted to hardly more than strong suspicion and mere probability of Vargas par ticipation in the Vargas and Kduardo had been sentenced to years Farias conviction had been earlier upheld by the appeals The courts ruling also stated District Judge Tom Hickhoff erred when he refused to instruct u jury to find Vargas Klvira Vargas maintained that the first lawyer hired to defend her son made no attempt to defend Victor and made little attempt to present his case during Following his con the family obtained attorney Sid Harle to represent See Page 2A By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Concerns of possible infection to the oftendeadly AIDS virus have local health emergency service and law enforcement personnel im plementing recommended preven tive measures such as the wearing of While local health care officials concede that concerns of infection are most say they hope that through recent discoveries and newly acquired over reaction by the general public con cerning the transmission of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome will eventually be According to the State AIDS Surveillance Registry through the state health there is one reported case of AIDS in Comal though comments from a local health care agency suggest there are as many as three AIDS pa tients A McKenna Memorial Hospital of ficial confirmed last week that others here have been found to have been in fected by Human Immunodeficiency a causative agent of The official declined to give a specific number of HlVinfected per saying only that the number was relatively Detection of HIV is performed through simple blood tests that deter mine presence of antibodies within ones protective immune developed after exposure to the Medical experts continue to be baffled as to why HIV antibodies fail to kill the Mandatory reporting by counties of HIV infected persons to the state takes effect HIV is a germ or virus that is con though it is spread mainly through homosexual and heterosex ual contact and sharing of in travenous drug common among users of illicit Not all persons infected with HIV become ill or develop full blown AIDS though they are considered capable of transmitting the Experts presently contend that about 35 per cent of all persons infected with HIV develop AIDS through a sixto eight year The AIDS virus attacks white blood cells and destroys a persons ability to fight off Classic AIDS vic tims become vulnerable to life threatening diseases such as meningitis and certain forms of Some may develop less severe forms of referred to as AIDS Related The virus can attack the nervous system and cause brain which sometimes is not detectable for many Such illness can occur by itself or with other Other current facts concerning There is no risk from casual contact AIDS and its transmission are AIDS is not transmitted through casual or everyday contact and is not known to be transmitted through sharing of personal items such as At one time the disease was be ing spread through transfusions of contaminated though health officials now say that through im proved testing procedures along with selfdeferral and removal of HIV positive subjects from the pool of blood risk of infection through blood transfusions has been nearly See Page2A Hospice NB set for A IDS duty Officials of Hospice New Braunfels say they have been notified by physicians that their services will be needed in the near future for sufferers of Acquired Immune Deficiency We know of several AIDS pa tients in town and we have been told by physicians we will be need ed in the said Opal Um adminstrator and patient care coordinator for the local Hospice We will be accepting AIDS pa tients when we get said Hospice is a nationwide non profit organization that offers in home health care to terminally ill Hospice nurses provide comfort through pain and symp tom The state currently lists one known documented case of AIDS in Comal while a local hospital official has confirmed a small number of persons in the community have tested positive for the presence of the virus an See 2A Ontheroadwith J Christie rides while Bill Johnson leads the entourage the threelegged pony Apple the burro and the They plan to see the dog Little the pinto By SARAH DUKE f Writer Its been four months since Elaine Christie and Bill Johnson left Lub bock on their mission to see Its Christies first but just one more in Johnsons career of So the couple has come more than 500 miles on horseback and on foot and they figure their trip will last about 16 more This is our said or as he calls the Mountain The couple plans to marry next spring after they spend the winter near the Houston Once theyll pack up thfjr horse and other animals and stajci off on the rest of their Before teaming up with Johnson spent two years Hying in tjhe Sierra Nevada he began his journey to see cojytntry at his own Sfi jhfs traveled more a his been through post of Jhfi Uons spujjjwest ajad Johnson plans to go every state to the   

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