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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas With hypothermia even notsocold can kill You may think that Tcxans and other southerners dont really have to worry about the cold and the pos sibility of freezing to After snow is a rare occurcnce and Ive got icicles hanging off my nose is only an expression and not a See Page 4 New Braunfels Tearful driver says hem atone for crash AP The chemical plant worker convicted of causing a crash that killed 27 people on a church bus pleaded for a chance to saying he could warn s 4 i Q M009 drinking and MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL TX 79903 Which Houston team will play on Saturday Houston apparently is ideally equipped to rebound devastating Handling success is more The splitpersonality Oilers have lived through 340 and 617 losses in the last four games but can still can win the AFC Central title See Page 9 30 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 377880 5126259144 Friday December 1989 25 Cents One 14 Pages A member of the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department surveys the area where a house was destroyed at 3 this Photo by Desmond Bostick Blaze A 3 blaze destroyed a frame house and kept firefighters in sub freezing weather for more than six hours this according to New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesen were Bracken Volunteer Fire Depart ment had two units ori the scene and two units frorn New Braunfels responded to the One ambulance responded to the which occurred s home A winter storm warning is in effect with bitter cold and a 20 percent chance of freezing sleet or Light snow or ice accumulation is possible and temperatures are for highs in the mid 20s with a wind chill factor of minus 10 to 20 Lake wind advisories are in effect with north winds from 20 to 30 Decreasing clouds are predicted for tonight with a low of around 10 degrees and north winds at 1015 Saturday will be mostly clear with a high tempera ture near 30 and north winds near 15 but chances for a white Christmas are almost A REP NOSE WOULP BE 3 shopping days to Christmas Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS SANTA TV 2 Residents who received the Fear of Crime survey distributed by he Safe City Commission are asked to complete the form and return it soon in the stamped envelope included in the Local Texas Tech University alumni will get together 28 at the Faust Hotel to watch the Several residents of Ederj Sea 3 about 200 feet outside the city limits of New Braunfels at the end of Rush said Fricscnhahn said the singlefamily dwelling was destroyed and the cause of the fire is not known is ment officials said the home was being lived in at the tirne of the but no occupant has yet been He said the smaller hoses on one of the New Braunfcls units which stayed on the scene had frozen and was taken to a station so it could be thawed and returned to service this Six New Braunfcis firefighters who responded to the fire were relieved at 7 Fricscnhahn Hepatitis A Continued caution urged for residents BydOEKINCHELOE Staff writer Officials at the County Health Department arc advising area resi dents the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A poses no immediate threat but arc warning persons to be cautious and watch for Persons believed to have been exposed to the disease are urged to contact their doctor to determine if they should be treated for the said County Health Nurse Shcl McWilliams returned to her office in the Comal County Courthouse cutting short her Christmas vacation She said the disease has an incubation period of at least 15 days and cannot be contagious until that period had passed and symptoms of the disease had McWilliams had planned to return to her office on 27 and adminis ter gamma globulin shots to persons who believe they may have been exposed to the She also urged others who have concerns to call or come by her office at the Comal County Communicable disease authorities say that individuals who receive gam ma globulin shots within 30 days of exposure to Hepatitis A will not deve lop the according to Although the disease carries a minimum of 15 days incubation per it could be as long as 50 days before symptoms McWil liams said the average time period is about 28 Although two Comal County indi viduals died from this infection last McWilliams said the cases were extremely rare and other health cir cumstances were involved with the Parents were warned their children may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease following a Christ mas parly at Goodwin Primary School See Page 2 Troops chase stubborn Panamanian fighters PANAMA Panama AP troops today chased stubborn bands of Panamanian fighters through parts of this chaotic capital and had still not captured Manuel Antonio whose loyalists controlled much of the country Late fighting intensified in Panama City as two warplancs bombed enemy Flares light ed the nighttime and helicopters flew low over roof shining bright Fortyeight hours into ihc armored per sonnel carriers rumbled toward the northeastern working class neighborhood of San site of the Panama nian military garrison of Elsewhere in the machine guns rallied and explosions boomed near Ccrro close to Army communications Capiial residents said people they believed were Pana manian combatants were fleeing to more secure Troops loyal to Noriega controlled parts of the See Page 2 San Marcos center ready for soldiers The Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos was alerted Thursday it might have to handle injured soldiers coming from Gary vice president of medical said the hospital was contacted around 10 by the Veter ans Administration and told to prepare the hospital to take as many as 30 injured By 7 it was again contacted that the center was no longer on but should remain The San Antonio hospitals were able to discharge some of the patients they have received and made bed space down Nelson By they had con See Page 2 WalMart delivers the goods ByJOEKINCHELOE Staff writer Workers and associates at the Wal Mart Distribution Center north of NewBraunfelS have vcoJfeotedand delivered goods to the Texas Depart ment of Human Services for distribu tion to the All of the items collected filled a WalMart The truckload of and other needed items was loaded Wednesday and taken to the Department of Human Services in Comal The donations arc part of a program started by the wives of truck drivers for Lowell personnel mana and Sandy personnel had started a program to enhance other employees The items will be given to the Teen and the Comal County Emergency Childrens Truck drivers throughout a 27slatc territory in tractor trailer rigs also will participate in the MADD Red Ribbon The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers prog ram has used the red ribbon campaign times to fight the drunk driver problems throughout the Of the companys fleet of 64 arc stationed in New Braunfels and will be adorned with red ribbons to participate in the MADD According to Kent Wal Mart truck arc wrapping up another record safety year for the retail So far this over safety miles have been driven between In a continuing effort to promote safe ty red ribbons will be tied on all WalMart tractors to promote safe and sober driving during the holiday WalMart drivers pride them selves in delivering merchandise for our customers in an efficient and Software battle hard fought Fred Comal County computer services mana argued this week with commissioners regarding the payment for software and training which Commissioner Jumbo Evans said had proven The dispute was brought up during the workshop ses sion of county which also included dental bills for of Comal County Jail and a variance request because of a tiger kept as a Commissioners disputed paying extra for training on a new word processing system when the old system was supposed to have They said they did not want to pay for the same training ONeal said the county put a new software package into effect to better handle the computer duties of the the worcj processing package in the new system would not do all of which is required by the county We changed in ONeal said We had already been trained on the old system and when we got into the system realized the word processing wouldnt work to fit the needs of We will have to add another word processing package onto the existing The commissioners just felt like they should not pay out an additional for ONeal I was trying to emphasize that the cost of the other software is and we wouldnt be charged for Commissioner Evans The point the cost isnt The software didnt I dont want to spend any more money than I have to Clark The bottom line is Comal County is getting a good pro duct out of it ONeal I realize but arc we paying for something we should already have This is my Clark Commissioners set the dispute aside for future In other commissioners heard a request from William attorney for Ken for a variance from a county ordinance which prohibits the ownership and keeping of wild ani Berchelmann was instructed to file a written letter with the County We dont wan to try the case Clark See Pene 2 Doris and Kathy and Jeremy Kilcriese display a stocking made by Gloria Garcia and filled with toys for area Don a fiveyear driver for ties a red ribbon on his truck door in support of the MADD Photos by Desmond Bostick timely said David president and chief executive officer of whose headquarters arc in But more they drive every single mile with safely as their foremost he All goods collected arc distributed through the DHS so those identified as needy are sure to gel the most individuals at WalMart would desire to remain anonymous because the project is purely a group Milbrandl We feel that Wai mart as a company should share with the less fortunate of the Its just our philosophy mid our peo ple really gel behind See Page 2 Cheer Fund donations arrive at Herald today The groceries arc arriving this afternoon to fill the 200 Christmas baskets for the eighth annual New Braunfcls 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 Chrisunas dinner for 200 area fam ilies selected by the Community See Page Z
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