New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 29, 1987, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 29, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels. Texas Tuesday, December 29. 1987Students receive degrees from SWTSU Twenty-five Comal County students were among the 1.396 Southwest Texas State University students who were candidates for degrees awarded in winter com mencement ceremonies Dec 18 and 19 on the SWTSU campus State Treasurer Ann Richards delivered the keynote address at the undergraduate ceremony Dec 19 at Stratum Coliseum The student speaker was graduating business major W Bret Baldwin of Victoria There were 1.233 candidates tor bachelor’s degrees and four candidates for associate degrees SWTSU professor of speech com munication Philip Salem delivered At * A V ^ av1 - . , ’ tLti ..J '    I r A V* J Keith Maxwell of New Braunfels received his master's degree diploma in Southwest Texas State University's Graduate School commencement ceremony Dec. 18 Degrees were conferred by SWTSU President Robert L. Hardesty, right. Maxwell received a master of business administration degree. William H Kaufman of New Braunfels was among 159 candidates for master s degrees who received diplomas Dec 18 in ceremonies at Southwest Texas State University’s Evans Auditorium. Kaufman received a master of public administration degree the keynote address at the graduate school Dec. 18 One hundred fifty nine students were candidates for master’s degrees conferred in Kvans Auditorium Comal County graduates and their degrees are: School of Applied Arts and Technology' Daniel I. Ackerman New Braunfels, bachelor of applied arts and sciences. Rhonda R Adkinson, Canyon Lake, bachelor of science in criminal justice Stephen Allen. New Braunfels bachelor ot science in technology Juana Benavidez. New Braunfels, bachelor of applied arts and sciences Billy Bivona. Fischer bachelor ct science in technology. Donna Jensen New Braunfels, bachelor of science in home economics, Laura Johnson New Braunfels bachelor of science in home economics Loretta Soechting New Braunfels bachelor of science in home economics and Michael Sugioka New Braui (els bachelor of applied arts and sciences School of Business Larry Hanson Jr New Br mntels bachelor of business administra Hon Elizabeth Kihmi New Braunfels bachelor of business ad ministration Robert I.Junius New Braunfels, bachelor of business ad ministration. Deron Patterson. Nev* Braunfels, bachelor of business ad ministration, and Uraig Wersterfer. New Braunfels, bachelor of business administration School of Education Teresa Duelm. New Braunfels bachelor of science Lynn Neeley , New Braunfels bachelor of science in education School of Fine Arts and Communication Teresa Berger. New Braunfels bachelor of arts Graduate School William Kaufman New Braunfels master of public ad ministration Keith Maxwell New Braunfels master of business ad ministration and Dana Riley New Braunfels master of education School of Liberal Arn* Kimbra Culpepper New Braunfels bachelor of science in education Laurie Jasinski New Braunfels magna cum laude bachelor of arts and Michelle Mmica New Braunfels bachelor of arts School of Science IHiugla- McGraw Nt*w Braunfels magna cum laud*- bachelor of science in education Postal worker files suit over smoke-filled offices Graduating business maior ElizatcMF Keen pf New Braunfels shares her graduation Jay enthu asp w " he? 16 * .nth 0■.* son Zachary Koen She was among •    *.> than 40 an ligates for degrees awarded bv Southwest    tate    un ,e's-tv • School of Business Dec *8 at Strawn c Mise, rn HOUSTON AP \ cigar puffing co-worker proved tot* much for a Houston postman who filed suit seeking monetary damages and a smoke free work em ironrr.ent The suit filed Monday in I s District Court soys 18 year post.i. employee James H ogles >7 Ira” ed rn 1973 he is highly allergic '» tobacco smoke In (hi* suit Ogles said a fellow let ter carrier and avid cigar -rn kn works just seven feet aw.tv tn»m birn at the post office and has del iterate In blown smoke in ho face Ogles also claimed Im* has been teased ar t taunted by two suf*erv I son, The supervisors the coworker Houston postmaster Sam Green and the I x Postal Service are named as defendants in the case The suit cites the service s safety handbook Smoking must not tie allowed when it causes a hazard or disturbs the comfort or non smoking employees ogles said his worn station has been moved and ti,at ta aa- of ft red a ga1* mask to wear while at work Die '-ult Mated Ogle- ha- missed work because of hi" smoke e\p*tsure anti ha-* ret* ved a warning letter bet a use at hi1* at sen* « ' Postal Service Np« Kt 'wan.ar. Kila Worsham said I • - 1 teen a longterm complaint of Mr OglesFuturists predicting disposable houses, tuition futures sales WASHINGTON \P Thousand story skyscrapers and a return of the blimp, rationed medical care and sale of tuition futures” by colleges all could be part of America's destiny ac cording to the World Future Society The Bethesda Md based group has summarized its predictions of the likely possible and improbable* for both the near and long term in “Outlook KH and Beyond a coiler Hon of the reports issued by the group during the past year Rapidly rising college costs could lead to the introduction ot tuition futures suggests the group which includes academicians scientists md others whose work focuses on trends for the future Under such plans parents would begin paying into a college fund tor their child when the tot is as young as age 2. allowing them to pay tor the future college education at the current tuition rate and spreading the payments over more tune Costs too will have a bearing on health says the group which pro jet N that expensive life saving technologies may tie rationed if younger Americans are unwilling to support massive health-care expen ditures to keep alive the growing number of elderly in p**>r health Also possible is an increase in suicide among the elderly a* cording to the futurists 'his tiecomes more acceptable elder \ people in p«**r health may be abs* to apply tor suicide licenses the groui says Death specialists may diaper se potent drugs that kill painlessly and special ceremonies may tx-created tor these occasions the futurists say This could occur at a time when the massive increase* in the number of elderly means there will tie ar av Ute shortage ot physicians trained in gen at rn x and thu- health care tar oilier Americans may often have to tx* provided bv physician assistants and nurses Xii sn t negative on the* health front though according to the futurists t or example thev foresee a time when drugs wilt be available t«- help people vv uh spinal cord injuries regain the use of paralyzed limbs The drugs could replace chemical signals the brain could no hinger transmit thus stimulating the sp rui * O' * activate the muscles the futurists -av They also foresee im reaved surgu ai removal of plague in th* arteries to reduce the v ham e of stroke correction of birth dele* (adore birth and a redes Hoi n heart attacks \t joust one less than linden technology is likely to see a tom et a* k lighter than air ii cording to Ute futurists Thev look tor increased i balloons ami blimps to pro feaster relief and to remh remote areas Thousand story sky seaters like will become tis hnica. y joasif ie ti group also say s * st* a prisms*1 I aff ult* rest tower in Houston sui t to In* af ie t* grow a mile high (Hher outlooks to? the near and distant future . ordmg to the ar rsuai a va---mew i »rchestrai muse fray make a comeback omputeis and xvi* tfyesi.cfs ofter ,t les- expensive substitute tor hiring a tun or v hest r a with computer brarns could fake over dangerous police jotis SU* h as quelling riots and re* i Utng hostages seven!v five t**-: * r.* ! ad >. ar rent workers xii. ?*-» t r«- training bv th* Veal . »• Wal-Mart enters hypermarket business NKW VORK AP Wa! Mart Stores Inc is hoping consumers will take to a European concept when the retailer slates! venture Hypermart I SA. opens today in Garland, a Dallas suburb The 22u,Mi square foot Hypermart offers the eonve nience of one stop shopping by selling groceries telex i sion sets, hardware patio furniture jewelry and clothing and other merchandise under one roof and with one checkout arca tor all The store a joint venture with the supermarket operator Lilburn Cos Inc is a new direction for the highly successful VS a1 Mart and also represents the fur ther evolution of a’t»*ru' in high volume low price retail mg Hypermarket- have been popular for years in Europe They are -till relatively unknown in the United States although several of the stores are scattered around the country Among them is Bigg s » goo (loo -quare-foot store that opened outside Cincinnati three years ago Bigg s resembles a warehouse as much as it dries a grocery store, with merchandise such as television sets and ap pliancies stacked on pallets while smaller items are on shelves Hypermart .cill have a similar layout -aid Stacey Dun can. a Wal-Mart spokeswoman A difference between Hypermart and discount and groc ery stores is that only national brands will be stock ed and customers won t find some of the private labels they’re used to seeing Ms Duncan said The discount section will have traditional depart orients that one would six* shopping at Wal-Mart” and the company s well known policy of aggressive price cutting will be in effect at Hypermart stie said Hypermarkets are massive stores dwarfing super markets that average about 35,OOO square feet and dis count stores ttiat range from mum* to 85.ooh square feet To give an idea of how big they run Wa1 Mart says Hypermart can accommodate a football field Olympic size swimming pool baseball playing field basketball court three tennis courts and a par t golf hole with room to spare To add to the draw of one stop shopping space within Hypermart is rented to fast food restaurants and sup plier s of a-rvices such as hairdressing and video rentals VV al Mart and Ciliium plan to open a second store in the spring in Arlington, and the discount retailer then intends to go st alone with hypermarkets in Topeka. Kan and Ferguson, Mo The company also is testing the concept of owned undoperated VV al Mart “Supercenter* discount and grocery stores minus the restaurant.- ana services in Wagoner oklu and VVashington Mo Ms Duncan said Wai Mart with more than I IOO discount outlets w Sams Wholesale Clubs and a handful of other store*- i-one of the nation s most successful retailer- Recently like other storeowners it suffered a drop in sales growth tx*cause of a slowdown in consumer -pending lf you take the past history of the company s ability to execute tile odds are this is going to tx* a very successful venture said Ikmald Trott. a retail industry analyst with the investment firm Dean Witter Reynolds Inc Trott did caution none of us knows yet but he also pointed out that company chairman Sam Walton ha-gathered experience in a number of retail segments that converge in the operation of a hypermarket such as dis count retailing and warehouse* supermarkets VV a1 Mart officials decided to open Hypermart after the Christmas .shopping season so they could focus on tile new concept rather than on holiday sales Ms Dunean said W atching VV al Mart s venture is K mart Corp The na lion s second largest retailer hopes to open its hyper market. American Fare, in the south by next (all said Robert Stevenson, a K mart vice president The growth of hypermarkets in this country might ap pear to run counter to the still vital trend toward spec aal ty retailing But even if the large stores start to spring up ac ross the country it is unlikely specialty stores which concentrate on one merchandise category such as clothing, electronics or home furnishings will wittier away Theres room for both in tile marketplace analysts say In specialty retailing “you’re really looking at demographics ” and targeting one market segment, said Barbara Ixiren a marketing consultant with Ixiren Snyder Marketing Inc A spec laity store customer is looking for a particular item wants to find it quickly and is not overly concerned about price she said “A hypermarket is going lo be for somebody that is looking for discounted price that has time to shop, and generally doesn't go in for one thing,' Ms la>ren said With the increasing competition retailers must carve out their own niches she said Hypermarkets may not pose* a challenge to specialty retailers, but they will take some business away from supermarkets, which will have to change their marketing strategies and consider demographics Ms Loren said ' They’ll have to make their store more exciting ” she said 0 Mi WEDDINGS? 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