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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas December Students receive degrees from SWTSU Twentyfive Comal County students were among the Southwest Texas State University students who were candidates for degrees awarded In winter com mencement ceremonies 18 and 19 on the SWTSU State Treasurer Ann Richards delivered the keynote address at the undergraduate ceremony 19 at Strahan The student speaker was graduating business major Bret Baldwin of There were candidates for bachelors degrees and four can didates for associate SWTSU professor of speech com munication Philip Salem delivered Keith Maxwell of New Braunfels received his masters degree diploma in Southwest Texas State Universitys Graduate School commencement ceremony Degrees were con ferred by SWTSU President Robert Maxwell received a master of business administration William Kaufman of New Braunfels was among 159 can didates for masters degrees who received diplomas 18 in ceremonies at Southwest Texas State Universitys Evans Kaufman received a master of public administra tion the keynote address at the graduate school One hundred fifty nine students were candidates for masters degrees conferred In Evans Comal County graduates and their degrees are School of Applied Arts and Technology Daniel New bachelor of applied arts and sciences Rhonda Canyon bachelor of science in criminal justice Stephen New bachelor of science In technology Juana New bachelor of applied arts and sciences Billy bachelor of science In technology Donna New bachelor of science In home economics Laura New bachelor of science In home economics Loretta New bachelor of science in home economics and Michael New bachelor of applied arts and School of Business Larry Hanson New bachelor of business administra tion Elizabeth New bachelor of business ad ministration Robert New bachelor of business ad ministration Deron New bachelor of business ad ministration and Craig New bachelor of business School of Education Teresa New bachelor of science Lynn New bachelor of science In School of Fine Arts and Communication Teresa New bachelor of Graduate School William New master of public ad ministration Keith New master of business ad ministration and Dana New master of School of Liberal Arts Kimbra New bachelor of science In education Laurie New tnagna cum bachelor of arts and Michelle New bachelor of School of Science Douglas New magna cum bachelor of science in education Postal worker files suit over smokefilled offices Graduating business major Elizabeth Koen of New Braunfels shares her graduation day enthusiasm with her 18monthold son Zachary She was among more than 400 candidates for degrees awarded by Southwest Texas State Universitys School of Business 18 at Strahan Coliseum HOUSTON AP A cigar puffing coworker proved too much for a Houston who filed suit seeking monetary damages and a smokefree work The filed Monday in U District says 18year postal employee James H learn ed in 1975 he is highly allergic to tobacco In the Ogles said a fellow let ter carrier and avid cigar smoker works just seven feet away from him at the post and has deliberate ly blown smoke in his Ogles also claimed he has been teased and taunted by two supervisors The the Houston postmaster Sam Green and the Postal Service are named as defendants in the The suit cites the services safety handbook Smoking must not be allowed when it causes a hazard or disturbs the comfort or nonsmoking Ogles said his work station has been and that he was offered a gas mask to wear while at work The suit staled Ogles has missed work because of his smoke and has received a warning letter because o his absences Postal Klla Worsharn Tins has been a longterm complaint of Mr ogles Futurists predicting disposable tuition futures sales WASHINGTON APi Thousandstory skyscrapers and a return of the rationed medical care and sale of tuition futures by colleges all could be part of Americas ac cording to the Work Future Society The group has summarized its predictions of the possible and for both the near and long in Outlook 88 and a collec tion of the reports issued by the group during the past Rapidly rising college costs could lead to the introduction of tuition suggests the group which includes scientists and others whose work focuses on trends for the Under such parents would begin paying into a college fund for their child when the tot is as young as age allowing them to pay for the future college education at the current tuition rate and spreading the payments over more Costs too will have a bearing on says the which pro jects that expensive lifesaving technologies may be rationed if younger Americans are unwilling to support massive healthcare expen ditures to keep alive the growing number of elderly in poor Also possible is an increase in suicide among the ac cording to the As this becomes more elderly people in poor health may be able to apply for suicide the group Death specialists may dispense potent drugs that kill and special ceremonies may be created for these the futurists say This could occur at a time when the massive increase in the number of elderly means there will be an acute shortage of physicians trained in and thus health care for older Americans may often have to be provided by physician assistants and nurses All isnt negative on the health according to the futurists For they foresee a time when drugs will be available to help people svith spinal cord injuries regain the use of paralyzed limbs The drugs could replace chemical signals the brain could no longer thus stimulating the spinal cord to activate the the futurists sav They also foresee increased surgical removal of plaque in the arteries to reduce the chance of correction of birth before and a reduction in heart attacks At least one lesslhanmodern technology is likely to seta com eback llghterthanair craft ac cording to the futurists They look for increased use of balloons and blimps to provide disaster relief and to reach remote areas Thousandstory skyscrapers likely will become technically the group also with a proposed touer in HouMon said to adle to grow a mile high other outlooks or the near and distant future according to the an nual assessment music ma make a comeback as and syn thesuers oiler a less substitute for hiring a full or chestra KoUns ah computer drains could take dangerous police such as quelling riots and res cuing hostages Seventy percent of all cur rent workers will tuvii retraining by the ear SMJ WalMart enters hypermarket business NEW YORK AP WaiMart Stores is hoping consumers will take to a European concept when the retailers latest Hypermart opens today in a Dallas The Hypermart offers the conve nience of onestop shopping by selling televi sion patio jewelry and clothing and other merchandise under one roof and with one checkout area for The a joint venture with the supermarket operator Cullum Cos is a new direction for the highly successful WalMart and also represents the fur ther evolution of a trend in lowprice retail Hypermarkets have been popular for years in They are still relatively unknown in the United States although several of the stores are scattered around the country Among them is a store that opened outside Cincinnati three years Biggs resembles a warehouse as much as it does a grocery with merchandise such as television sets and pliances stacked on pallets while smaller items are on Hypermart will have a similar said Stacey Dun a WalMart spokeswoman A difference between Hypermart and discount and grocery stores is that only national brands will be stock and customers wont find some of the private labels theyre used to Duncan The discount section will have traditional depart ments that one would see Chopping at WalMart and the companys wellknown policy of aggressive pricecutting will be in effect at she Hypermarkets are massive dwarfing super markets that average about square feet and dis count stores that range from to square To give an idea of how big they WalMart says Hypermart can accommodate a football Olympic size swimming baseball playing basketball three tennis courts and a parU golf hole with room to spare To add to the draw of onestop space within Hypermart is rented to fastfood restaurants and sup pliers of services such as hairdressing and video WalMart and Cullum plan to open a second store in the spring in and the discount retailer then intends to go it alone with hypermarkets in and The company also is testing the concept of ownedand operated WalMart Supercenters discount and grocery stores minus the restaurants ana services in and Duncan said with more than discount 84 Sams Wholesale Clubs and a handful of other is one of the nations most successful like other it suffered a drop in sales growth because of a slowdown in consumer spending If you take the past history of the companys ability to the odds are this is going to be a very successful said Donald a retail industry analyst with the investment firm Dean Witter Trott did none of us knows but he also pointed out that company chairman Sam Walton has gathered experience in a number of retail segments that converge in the operation of a such as dis count retailing and warehouse WalMart officials decided to open Hypermart after the Christmas shopping season so they could focus on the new concept rather than on holiday Duncan Watching WalMarts venture is K mart The na tions secondlargest retailer hopes to open its hyper American in the South by next said Robert a K mart vice The growth of hypermarkets in this country might ap pear to run counter to the stillvital trend toward special ty But even if the large stores start to spring up across the it is unlikely specialty which concentrate on one merchandise such as electronics or home will wither Theres room for both in the analysts In specialty youre really looking at and targeting one market said Barbara a marketing consultant with Loren Snyder Marketing A specialty store customer is looking for a particular wants to find it quickly and is not overly concerned about she A hypermarket is going to be for somebody that is looking discounted that has time to and generally doesnt go in for one Loren With the increasing retailers must carve out their own she Hypermarkets may not pose a challenge to specialty but they will take some business away from which will have to change their marketing strategies and consider Loren Theyll have to make their store more she Need Some Relief Ever Been To A Chiropractor r WEDDINGS CLUB NOTES Call Dana at 6259144 Our Friendly Staff is Waiting to Serve You Call The Relief Team Whether you suffer from dizziness or lack of time you got some resultsoriented with no outofpocket expense We accept what your qualifying group auto accident or workers compensation pays as payment in full Richardson Chiropractic We absorb up to Nutritional Therapy and supports not Personal Injury and Workers Com pensation are not included in this 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