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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 1991 PtgiSA Crossroads BUY FOR Generations working together I SUPER WAREHOUSE FOOD STORE By IDA WHO When wo were growing we used to hear about the older genera tion and the younger gen erally meaning what we call today middle age and Children were and old people were waiting 10 Things have now that medical science has increased life expectancy beyond any thing dreamed or when we were bom and the study of child psychology has brought children to the forefront where they Among the problems that have sur faced with these changes is the stressed sandwich adult children who are torn between the needs of their children and their aging Time was when the disabled elder or one simply left done moved into the adult childs home to be cared for in conjuction with the children and do whatever they could to with most adults involved in a there is no one to be at home with the The National Council on Aging reports that 40 percent of the American work force is involved in providing care for both children and ciders a figure expected to jump dramatically as the number of individuals over 65 years of age doubles in the next An important issue is the age war in which political factions try to pit the young against the In the recent budget heard a good bit about how the aging woutd be hurt or helped and whether any help for us would be at the expense of Nasty But the National Council on Aginf and the Child Welfare League of America have launched Generations United to reinforce the traditional American values of intcrgcncrational support and mutual a good step A popular view among young adults is that they are paying Social Security to support the who get all the discounts and live well while they struggle to raise their convinced that Social Sec urity will have expired by the time they reach retirement Perhaps they forget that Social Security is also for the protection of their and they may never have heard that about 25 percent of the people under Social Security are Children Some very interesting efforts are being made at helping generations to become A project called Youth Exchanging with Seniors has been formed to promote positive relationships between the groups by providing assisted living services that allow seniors to maintain independent lifestyles in rural muni ties of 20 Texas Possible services routine housekeeping lawn personal services minor home or auto but YES is more than Resource teams milieu in communities will teach the youth vice providers and match them with1 seniors requesting and seniors will work with youths to carryi Out a joint activity that will benefit the community or Efforts arc being made to combine care for the old and the Very The Stride Rite Intergenera tional Day Care Center in is the first of its kind in a cor porate Just imagine how it simplifies the life of a worker in the sandwich generation to bring the aging parent and the preschooler to work and know both are being cared for and enjoying each The center fill empty hours for the providing security and teaming opportunities for the The Volunteers of America Foster Grandparent Program has for t num ber of yean linked seniors with child ren and adolescents who have special needs in day care institutions and special education The generations are com ing together last fall seniors and high school students worked together as teams in the mtergenera tional Geography Bee in Were learning SENIOR SAVVY A grandmother is a mother who has been given a second City government Park ranger will show natures way By Iris Haecker Park Ranger Supervisor Wildlife and the outofdoors has a special appeal to Texans of all arid the way we enjoy it takes many As we become more of an urban our children have fewer opportunities to observe and learn about wildlife and the This lack of outdoor education could leave them inadequate to make intel legcnt decisions about our The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments Park Ranger Division has implemented a Natures Way program that may be the inhere thirteen city parks and recreation facilities surrounded by many beautiful wonders of and they provide homes to a variety of Each is the perfect setting for persons of any age to learn more about the especially when a park ranger is on hand to explain Natures Discovering and appreciating the wonders of nature in our world is the message of the Participants will be fascinated by natural secrets each day through environmental pro jects and such varied activities as outdoor sports and Past Natures Way programs have focused on such subjects as endangered nature hikes and Participants have included nature enthusiasts ranging in age from 5 years to more than Each topic is offered for a changing age with locations and activities varied to provide a larger scope of interest for The park ranger will continued to offer each month a new and exciting event related to the outdoors and the If you would like to request at topic or learn more about the call the park ran ger at bodyguards to stay behind when he left the hotel for the clandestine rendezvous with Islamic Anglican Church envoy Waite taken hostage four years ago Lebanon AP Angli can Church envoy Terry Waite marks his fourth anniversary in captivity Sunday with the Persian Gulf War apparently freezing efforts to free him and the other Western hostages in A Shiite Muslim familiar with the thinking of the hostage holding said You dont expect anyone to give the British or the Americans a reward releasing any of the hostages at a time they are attacking an Arab The who spoke on condi tion of said Western gov ernments were also preoccupied with the war against No contacts are currently way on the said the disappeared after he left his seaside hotel in Muslim west Beirut to negotiate on the hostage issue with representatives of Islamic or Islamic Holy The Shiite group holds Americans Terry and Thomas of is the longestheld The Ameri chief Middle East correspondent for TheAssociated was kidnapped in west Beirut on March of Fort was kidnapped June Continued from Page 4A we have to deal with an increase in toxic emissions but the dust that has been heated and burned with toxic chemicals as The first regulation a zero increase in paniculate matter from the emis sion stacks is something that can be easily We have had the technology to do this since the seven Cement plants deal with their emission by using electrical precipita tors to remove the way they use their precipitatorsdoes not work very well when dealing with toxic I have personally work ed with electrical precipitatbr for about six years in the petrochemical industry and have literally been inside and outside of every part of the preci I also taught the electrical training program that dealt with troubleshooting and repairs of electrical To some just the words electrical pre cipitator makes them think of some hightech device that only engineers and technicians can This is far from me Precipitators have been around for over thirty Precipitators are such simple devices that many of the essential parts can be found in your local hard ware For I have replaced highvoltage electrodes with simple onestrand fence wire and a rock tied to the end to keep the wire I have seen collector plates that have been rusted out and replaced with the same type of corrugated iron a lot of people use on their lawn Is this the type of technology that is supposed to save us from the harms of toxic emissions with out some rule this is exactly what we will There is no reason that dust em sion at the stack cannot be reduced to a level that is even lower that what we normally breathe in pur own back I could give you a partsper million but a figure more peo ple could related to is the level of fil tering found on the average automobile air There is no reason we cannot give our lungs at least the same degee of filtering that we give our There are several ways to reach this zero dust emissions level at the Most of the ways have been around for Even the old precipitators can be modified to do the If preci pitators are used they should be required by law to add two more pre cipitators on the exisiting precipitator These two precipitators would be in parallel configuration and made to cycle back and forth with the detec tion of dust particles from an opacity Also on the output of each new precipitator should be a filter Filter houses are more com monly used on jet turbine electrical generators and other equipment that requires a large supply of dustfree These last two filter would have basically the same filter capabil ities as the filter in your They should also by law be hooked into t static pressure differential The gauge would shut down the plant if the filters failed to be replaced once they became The second regulation I would like to see is a zero increase in vaporized There is a great concern among many people that chemicals not fully burned in the kiln will make their way through the process and out the Once out the stack the vap ors condense in the cooler atmosphere and fall back to the The nology exists today to trap these vap ors at the plant and not release them into our Cement that burn toxic waste as a fuel should be required by law to install chilled dU dilation These towers should have chilled collector main tained at 37 F to condenK chemicals that are held in a vapor form at temperatures above The final emission temperature should also be kept It should be required by law to be kept at 55 degrees F or below to ensure all chemicals are condensed and stay at the stack If these two regulations were enforced we would see a tremendous increase in air I am sure the cement plants will disagree on these regulations because they feel that their emission will be They feel it will be safe because the toxic chem icals in their emissions will be spread over a large area and no one person will be there is no need for anybody to be exposed in the first Let us require cement plants to keep all their toxic dust emissions and air of their toxic vapor ized The technology is avail able Lets use Broussard Pew on our side Editor After attending the Monday night meeting regarding the 41 percent New Branfels Utilities rate increases in our utility it seem the people of New Braunfels have only three council members pulling for them Ramon Chapa Loraine Kraft and James Our Arno said he would have been hap py to accept an even higher increase As Goodbread pointed out the onjy one who did it isnt as though NBU hasnt been getting more money from us over the they Since 1986 the garbage pickup has gone from a month to but the most drastic increase is the sewer1 charge which has more thin doubled and now they want to raise it some So I guess between higher medj ical its time to tighten our belts another notch again ajtd by now we all know who we j Dee Ross f OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK Sate Prices Effective thru 1991 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