Wednesday, January 16, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Todays expected high of 66 degrees wont keep away the clouds rolling in this An overnight low of about 40 should be followed by a significant chance for rain Thurs day and temperatures ranging from a high of 50 to a low of Continued cloudiness Friday should be accompanied by a high near falling to a low of Weekend skies should be clear with highs in the 50s and lows in the InsWt DEAR 8 TV 2 Kuempel bill seeks 2year moratorium Cheryl whose son is a Petty Officer in the Navy and is stationed in Saudi is interested in setting up a sup port group for everybody who has anyone theyre concerned about in Group meetings will aHow folks to ask get their problems solved plumbing Scott has been in touch with the folks at Fort Sam Hous ton to determine who to call for help with various situations and to us informed and to help with any Scott wants the group to get together ASAP you can call her between 7 and 9 at On stage at New Braunfels iHigh School 1821 will be The Little The by instructor Kathy Hill and performed by students in the Drama II will serve as a fundraiser for the groups trip to UIL OneAct Play Performances will be at 6 10 2 20 and 7 Fri days performance will be a BringYourOwn Dinner Dinner with the meal at before the performance at 6 OneAct Play students will be selling sodas and Tickets for all avail able at the will be for for students and for children under The Alamo Area Council of Governments will sponsor a bed and breakfast seminar 30 from 1 to 4 in the board room of the San Antonio River 100 in the King William area of San Anto The seminar will address the topics of developing andmanaging a bed and breakfast as well as matters regarding bookings and insurance Bed breakfasts fill a special niche in the tourism providing travelers an alternative to larger hotels and offering home owners and ranchers an opportunity to participate in the worlds third largest The seminar will be presented at no charge to the and communities of the A AGOG For more infor call Cooley or Burma Hyde of the regional services staff at Put the annual diet on hold and of Memories 20 at the llth Dinner With the Arts in the Civic The yearly event celebrates the arts and artists of Coma Sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Coun the Memories theme will be woven into the performances of talented area sin gers and Memories will be Pagt Sea of sound Over the bobbing heads of youngsters and Akira Endo conducts the MidTexas Symphony is the theme from Star Wars at a special concert for schoolchildren staged in New Photo by Erik Karlsson Saddam remains defiant s passing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saddam Hussein remained defiant after the deadline for an Iraqi pullout from Kuwait passed this and President Bush met with his national security advisers to consider the next The Iraqi president told his troops in a radio broadcast an hour before the deadline that they were ready to fight and said he would not bargain over Iraqs Baghdad radio later issued air raid As skies cleared today after 36 hours of rain in the Arabian more than 1 million soldiers faced off for Machinery capable of immense destruction stood at the and tense soldiers checked their I just want to get it over said Staff Brandon of a transportation crew soldiers dominate the multinational force arrayed against White House press secretary Mar lin Fitzwater told reporters in Washington today that the Bush administration remains but added I think there is a certain feeling of resignation that the sanctions will have to be enforced There is a growing sense that we have to carry out the planning for the use of with some President Bush met with Secretary of State James Baker in and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in the Oval France today promised that its troops in the multinational force would fight if war broke In doing France joined Britain and which have committed their forces in the past two days to possible Italys government today asked Parli ament for permission to use The diplomatic phase is French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told his Cabinet Two other members of the multi national Belgium and today said they would not send com bat units to By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor State Edmund Kuempel today filed a bill that would place a twoyear moratorium on the burning of certain hazardous wastes in cement I think it has a good chance of Kuempel said today from his Austin House Bill if would ban the burning of hazardous waste until There have been many outstand ing people who have put in many hours of hard work that have gone back and looked at the issue and stud ied the issue and have tried to take the emotionalism out of it and just looked at facts and figures and thats exactly what were trying to said Kuem pel The bill states During the mora a person may not bum or cause to be burned in a cement kiln hazardous fuel that contains hazardous or fuel produced from one or more hazardous wastes by blending or other Kuempel said if a company doesnt have a permit from the Texas Air Control Board before the effective date of the the moratorium will The lawmaker said the legisla tion was developed to give state law makers and regulatory agencies more time to study the relatively new tech nology of burning hazardous waste in cement We want to take the emotionalism go back and check what can be done and how it should be done and then have the regulations fit the tech he I dont think most companies arc out to endanger the environment and I personally think most of them will understand that we have got to catch up the regulations to the technology that is already present before they can be Kuempel Kuempel said the Legislature must By STEPHANIE FERGUSON ttews Editor tt v Members of SAra accused die Lafargc and Systech of to pull a tridc on Braunfels Tuesday they plans to jerriporarily halt permit applications to store and bum hazardous at Lafarge has understood the pressure has been said Securing Hi1 ft if Future Environment President David SAFES position is that tafarge must wiihdraw Commission and the Air Control Board to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant while tun environmental assessment of the proposed project Is Lafargcofficials say the envir onmental assessment will put all the facts on the about the develop a strong state policy which addresses such issues as waste trans emergency spill testing and review of the hazardous waste burning process and greater citizen involvement in the application See Page 2 NBISD retains superintendent Dissenters critical of contracts term By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Bradberry was awarded a raise and his threeyear contract extended another year Tuesday by the board of In a 52 Bradberrys contract was extended through June Trustees Arlon Hermes and Margie Raborn voted against the not because of displeasure with Bradberrys perfor but because they said public officials should not be granted extended Certainly in my evaluation of the superinten dent I found Bradberry to be above expecta Hermes As I have expressed in previ ous years I continue to have a concern related to longterm contracts for public I do not believe its appropriate for any public official to have a threeyear See 2 TAAS Results 1990 v WRITING NBISD GRADE STATE QRAOI NBISD GRADE H STATE GRADE H NBISD GRADE STATE GRADE NBISD GRADE STATE GRADE STATE GRADE 1 1 Hilt Uf New Braunfels ISO graphic Students best state average on TAAS By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels 1SD students overall scored bet ter than the state average on the recent Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test administered for the first time in it1 was announced 1 think our scores arc said Mike assistant superintendent for I think it reflects well on our Scores released to the board of trustees during a regular meeting Tuesday revealed the grade levels ninth and all scored above or the same as the state In only one area seventh grade reading did the local scores fall below the state thats an awkward age for Fitsko said about the seventh New Braunfels Middle School Principal Karen Simpson said teachers already are addressing the See Page 2 Richards pledges different approach AUSTIN AP Ann Richards says her administration will be unlike any that have come Speaking to an inauguration crowd estimated by authorities at to the Democrat said her term would be one for the history the historians will record that a new different from any in the she said after being sworn in Tuesday as the first woman governor since Miriam Ma Ferguson took the oath Twenty or 50 or 100 years from school children are going to open their textbooks or perhaps switch on their video texts and they are going to see a They will see us standing proudly on this bright winter Her inauguration as Texas1 45th governor followed an early morning prayer service for iroops in the Persian Gulf and a Peoples March in which Richards led sever al thousand supporters in a 12block walk through downtown Austin to the Frequently interrupted by cheers and Richards sounded the New Texas theme she used u launch her campaign in June The people of Texas are and theyre waiting and theyre watching Richards we have a vision of a Tex as where opportunity knows no no no color a glimpse of the possibilities that can happen in government if we simply open the doors and let the people Tomor we have to build that who made reform of government ethics a cornerstone of her campaign against Republican Clayton also renewed her See Page 2