Wednesday, December 20, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas V Hospitals report higher mortality WASHINGTON AP More than 3 percent of the nations nearly hospitals had higherthan expected death rates for Medicare patients and 32 including six in Puerto Rico had excess rates three years in a the government reported See Page 5A Canyon NB boys earn nondistrict wins Travis Riedel scored 26 points Tuesday night as host New Braunfels edged llthrankcd while Michael McBride and Dal Hunter combined for 45 points as Canyon outmanned Memorial in non district basketball See Page 11 New Braunfels New recipes brighten up cookie tradition Twas the night before Christmas the cookies were done for the season with left for Nicho las and others to In in in on cookies were lovingly See Page 2B 28 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS T we Zeituno 0 USPS 377880 5126259144 Wednesday December 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Officials warn of outbreak Contagious infection diagnosed in day care County and school officials are warning parents their children may have been exposed to an out break of Hepatitis Strain Comal County Nurse Shel McWilliams said the strain is highly contagious and can be life A parent volunteer who assisted with the Friday Christmas parties at Goodwin Primary has been diagnosed with Hepatitis Strain The mother and her two both students at the primary were diagnosed Tuesday The volunteer helped prepare and serve food to students at the Friday parties where she iced Arlen director of personnel with Comal Independent School said he and his staff are making every effort today to contact parents of every student in the kindergarten class of Kara Green and the first grade class of Janet Tabler to advise them of the McWilliams said that children who attend New Braunfels Child Development Center also have See Page 2A Wx fr Enjoy todays sunny and cool weather because a change is on the Todays high will hit 54 degrees with the low tonight at the On Thursday another cold front will push through the area keeping the high in Friday will be much colder with the temperature dropping to 22 degrees early and going up to 32 degrees for the Wind chills will be extreme ly cold because of the northerly American troops attack military bases in Panama CHRISTMAS IS MV FAVORITE TIME OF United Feature PANAMA Panama AP American troops backed by fighter jets and waves of reinforce ments attacked Panamanian army bases today in a bid to capture Manuel Antonio Noriega and break his defiant grip on Noriega fled and was in and his top bodyguard said on Panamanian radio that the ruler was directing his battered forces to resist the vastly superior numbers and firepower of the advancing A man indentified only as Major Caballcro said on National Radio that 40 Americans have been but that figure could not be In an earlier radio he said 41 were being two soldiers who said they were Noriega loyalists seized three Americans from a hotel in the Thousands of troops attacked JPanamaninan military bases in and around the capital at Preliminary reports said more than 50 people including at least nine but See Page 2A SA hospital to receive casualties from attack SAN ANTONIO AP The Air Forces Wilford Hall Medical Center will receive soldiers injured in the attack in an official I can confirm that we arc a reception hospital spokesman Bob McNaughton said late this McNaughton said he could not say many of the injured will be at the medical center until they arrive and did not know what time they were He referred further questions to the office of the Secretary of Defense in spokesman JQTBrooke McdicalCenter in San said his hospital had not been notified of any incoming casualties from If they want us to take care of well take care of Dcry 5 shopping days to Christmas Inside DEAR SANTA New weather station waiting for federal funding approval The Holy Family Catholic Youth Organization will sing Christmas Carols Thursday from 5 to 6 on Main Plaza down The Thursday evening concerts are sponsored by the New Braunfels Downtown See Page 2A Nightly newscasts show radar weather reports from but by 1993 weather information for the area from San Antonio to Austin will come out of New The National Weather the Federal Aviation Administration and the New Braunfels Municipal Airport are cooperating to install a weather station at the airport to provide weath er information throughout the Hill Talk about locating a weather sta tion in New Braunfels has been going on since but not until 1986 was the airport site decided New Braunfels Assistant City Man ager Hector Tamayo said the weather service considers the weather station in Hondo and it docs not provide enough information to the Austin The weather station will be able to cover the Hill Country and give Aus tin a better weather reading than the Hondo station Tamayo There will be new equipment and everything will be up to The weather station is expected be built in 1993 and the weather ser vice is awaiting funding approval from the federal Tamayo The building of the station is scheduled to be done in six Because the FAA and NWS arc in agreement about the the fund ing is the only thing delaying the Tamayo said federal funds should be approved prior to the 1993 work Officials decided on the weather stations location at the airport in the past six months after the original site proposal was discovered to interfere with a New Braunfels Utilities water The location of the weather Tamayo will be at the entrance of the opposite the proposed water The weather station will provide a variety of readings for the It will locate rain and determine how much rain is The new radar also will include a Doppler which can show the speed of falling rain The system will provide information about wind a major Contibutor to many plane Tamayo said the weather station will help put the New Braunfels air port on the See Page 2A Trimming the tree New Braunfels city employee Pat Ramirez weathers the cold temper atures Tuesday as he trims the trees with a not with orna ments along Landa Park Photo by Desmond Bostick Lamar Smith to seek third term in House District 21 Lanuir Smith will file with the Secretary of State for reelection to the House of Represen tatives a is serving his second term as Congressman for the 21st District and is currently unop posed in the primary for his bid for a third twoyear Residents of the 21st District care about our strength as a our val ues as a and our responsi bilities as Smith These ore the values I strive to repre sent in I look forward to Over their heads SyihttlnifSQrne warmer weather rolls Into this new pavilion on Mill Race Drive in Landa ParK should family The to be the largest one in the will be 34by70 feet and will seat 10Q Park employejs RiQhare and Johnny worK on the pavilion which is from thf parks capital improvement The Wursjest Association money to fcuild a deck around three sides of Pavilion Photo by Desmond Qostick Annual drive nears date for deliveries The groceries have been ordered to fill Christmas baskets for the eighth annual New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Cheer Although baskets will be deliv ered by volunteers the fund will continue to accept dona tions to pay for the goodies and to start a beginning balance for next years The funds goal is to raise con tributions to fill baskets with Christmas dinner for 200 area fam ilies selected by the Community Service Any monies not used this year will be used to start next years The administrative posts are paid by the newspaper and volun teers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Asso ciation and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as news paper staff members provide the labor to package and deliver the Christmas baskets each Each year since the news paper has sponsored the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who See Page 2A serving the residents of the 21st Dis trict for a third Smiths career has been highlighted this year by his work on government ethics reform and by his service as vice chairman of the House Immigra tion He also intro duced legislation this year to case fed eral prison overcrowding and strengthen law enforcement on the Smith sits on the Judiciary and Sci Space and Technology Commit as svcll as on the Select Commit tee on Youth and Officials urge care in travel CHICAGO AP More people than usual arc expected to hit the nations transportation routes during the Christmas mid safety officials arc urging motorists to be extra Some million people the highest number in five years planned to travel at least 100 miles away from home during the holiday according to a national The Travel Data Center surveyed nationwide for the A AAChicago Motor About million people planned to travel by the survey The holiday officially begins at 6 Fri day and ends at on With so many motorists on the between 320 and 420 peo ple could be killed in car the National Safety Council See Page 2A