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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Flrtn will pay fine for Texafc blast WASHINGTON AP ARCO Chemical has agreed to pay a record million fine Tor worker safety violations relating to last years explosion at a Texas plant that killed 17 the government said Georgia Buffs both selected as 1 For the first time since the major wire services disagree as 10 who is the best team in college The Associated frcss named Colorado as its national while United Press International selected Georgia SeePege Teacher students through Texas AP Kindergarten teacher Irtgrid Sherwood likens her students to bowls of Jell Gelatin must be shaped before it is And Sherwood wants to reach these disadvantagcd child many of them from lowincome before New Braunfels 410 M009 SOWEST MICRQPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL TX 79903 80 Thursday 36 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS teuuno S 377880 5126259144 1991 25 Cents One 10 Pages The chance for rain decreases slighty this but cloudy and wet conditions seem destinedto continue through the A high of 46 today should yield to an overnight low of about High Friday should reach 45 with a low of about 40 Inside DEAR TV 2 Comal County Womens Center is planning its advocacy training for The classes will be held from 6 to 9 on Mon and Thursdays at the Womens Center office at San The advocates wttl learn about domes tic sexual Texas family relation ships and New advocates also will gain insight to the reali ty of domestic abuse and crisis support through The centers goal is to end the cycle of domestic through insight and and provide a safe haven for battered women and their For more infor mation about advocacy training or the call The New Braunfels High School Class of 1971 will have an orga nizational meeting 8 at 7 in the party room at Lee and Mindys restaurant on For more call Janet at Any foodor beveragerelated business that is interested in learn ing more about participating in the third annual Tastes of the Town benefit for the New Braunfels Childrens Museum is invited to allCarolyn at months Natures Way Building Bird sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation will be 10 from 4 to 5 at picnic area 7A or at the Landa Recreation Center if the weathers Children ages 5 to 14 will join the park ranger in making bird The children will learn how to attract their favorite birds in their own They See Page 2 GBRA board adopts plan for region A regional water plan for the Gua dalupe River Basin was adopted by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authori tys board of directors in its December Jolmny chairman of the told the gathering in Seguin mat the plan provides a thor ough analysis of growth in population and water and alternatives to meet these needs of the Guadalupe River Basin over the next 50 Copies of the draft regional water plan were distributed to officials in each of the ten counties within its area for review and The plan also was reviewed by GBRAs long range planning chaired by Herb Schneider of New Braunfels and including Jen Ripley of Bill Blackwell of Cuero and Jay Moore of San Final copies of the developed by the GBRA in coopera tion with the Texas Water Develop ment should be available for review in February SM 2 Dog makes first collar By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Gritta die German the newest member of the New Braun fels Police helped make the first drug bust of 1991 in the city It adds a whole new dimension to the department in that she Grit ta can locate dope thats not so easy for the officers to said Police Chief Dick During the execution of a search warrant Wednesday night at a resi dence in the 1800 block of Michi gan Gritla was able io sniff out about a halfpound of marijua na stuffed in a garbage I dont know if that would have been done or Headen said about an officer finding the mari juana in a garbage I doubt I would have dug through the gar bage looking for it The dogi Arrested during the search Wed nesclaywas Stephen of Route and charged with pos session of marijuana over four Clennan is the son of Comal County Tax Assessor See Page 2 Gritta the German shepherd looks over drugs and cash was seized from a New Braunfels house Gritta sniffed out the marijuana from a trash can in the She is pictured with her police officer Spencer Photo by Erik Karlsson Threats of recession returning Congress WASHINGTON AP Congress revives from a brief winter hibernation to face a perilous from the crisis in the Persian Gulf to a worsening national economy and an intractable budget Over it all hangs a cloud of uncer Congress Democratic leaders have listed a few legislative priorities such as addressing health care needs and reversing President Bushs veto of a civil rights but have yet to put foifh a comprehensive plan for the And on the dominant issue facing the crisis in the Middle leaders on Capitol Hill are reluc tant to plunge into a debate until they see how Bushs diplomatic efforts play The 102nd Congress convenes for mally at with the primary item on its agenda the swearing in of new In the the new members include 25 18 Republi cans and one socialist Bernard Sanders of The new Senate class includes three GOP members and one Novembers elections gave Demo crats an eightseat improvement in Traffic cop Court adding prayer to each agenda their House to and one additional scat in the But instead of adjourning until the State of the Union speech later in the Congress plans to stay in a nonlegislative proforma session so lawmakers will be available on short notice if needed to debate the Persian Gulf J believe the Senate and the House should debate the Persian Gulf situation and our policy said Senate Majority Leader George See Page 2 New Braunfels Police Officer Robert Diaz spent Wednesday in the rain directing traffic through the four way stop at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and San Antonio A traffic accident before the Christ mas holidays caused some damage in the controller of the traffic lights and the factory from which New Braunfels Utilities ordered new parts has been closed for the NBU expected to receive the parts today and hoped to have the light back to normal as soon as Photo by Erik Karlsson Citizens attending meetings of the Comal County Commissioners Court now will be able to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and join in prayer before the start of each I recommended that to the and all were in that that would be an appropriate way to start the said ncwiyclccted County Judge Carter The commissioners tried the new practice this It sort of reminds us that we are American It gives us an opportunity to sort of set the tone for the Last try atpeace talks set WASHINGTON AP President Bush today proposed a meeting in Switzerland next week between Sec retary of State James Baker III and Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz as one last attempt to go the extra mile for Bush told congressional lead ers he was making the lastditch dip lomatic overture even though Iraqi President Saddam Hussein spumed an earlier proposal for a BakerSaddam meeting in Wishing the lawmakers a happy New Bush told them I hope it will be a peaceful White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said who will leave on Sunday for a round of con sultations with allies in the would be prepared to meet with Aziz between 7 and Fitzwater said there had not yet been an Iraqi response to the latest There was no answer to telephone calls to the Iraqi embassy early this But Iraqs Ambassador to the United Mohamed Al said in a TV appearance a few minutes before Fitzwatcrs announcement that his country still was interested in We are very We would like to have this meeting taking We would like to have a negotiated Mashal said on the CBS TV program This claimed the United Stales has not followed normal diplomatic procedures in trying to set up a The offer was announced on the final of 15 days Bush had sug gested for a possible meeting between Baker and Saddam and came less than an hour before Bush was to meet with top House and Senate referring to that proposed meeting and his companion offer to meet with Aziz himself in Washing told congressional leaders Since January 3 has come and gone and our proposal for meetings in Washington and Baghdad with Iraqi officials is I have decided to take one extra He said he was making the final offer after close consultations with Baker and Defense Secretary Dick Bush made the remarks to lawmak ers at a picturetaking session at the beginning of the He refused to take questions from who were then ushered out of the Before meeting with Senate Majority Leader George D said he would tell the presi dent that economic sanctions and dip SM 2 The pledge and a prayer will be said before the start of the workshop meeting each Thursday when the Court Its done at all of the other meet ings that I she I thought it would be appropriate to do Weve been talking about sort of trying to make a few changes and that was one and were still discussing a little bit about how to do that work she The Court is debating whether to schedule the workshop meeting after See Page 2 Mark Hickman Surgeon ships out Saturday By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A New Braunfels surgeon is reporting for active duty Saturday and heading to the Persian Gulf to be ready to treat injured soldiers if war breaks Whether motivations are wrong or theres some young men who are in harms way and we need to have the people there to help take care of them when they get said Mark Hickman has been in the reserves for approximately six years with the Primus Med Unit based ati the medical school in San He received word of his deployment New Years Since theyve started calling up reservists back in the Ive been putting some contingency plans he Ill tell it never really hits home until you actu ally get Hickman reports to the Reserve Center Saturday and is expected to be sent to cither Navy Ship Comfort or US Navy Ship which are hospital ships in the 1 did it for a variety of he said about joining the I felt ihat 1 owed my country something and sometimes the reasons for what we are doing dont necessarily make very much sense to but I took an oath that if called I would answer that Im answering it as an officer in the Navy and Im also answeving ihat us a physician and a He lives in New Braunfels with his wife and Dr who brought the tccluiology ol laproscopic surgery to New said the program will slow down while he is Its going to slow things down because Ive been involved in deve 2
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