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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Spill fighters face battle in Persian Gulf DALLAS AP Oil spill had sue ctsi with petroleumeating microbes off the Texas coast could put a dent in the massive Persian Quit bui their efforts would probably be too little and too environmentalists See Below Educators recommend school improvements AUSTIN school teachers and admi nistrators on Saturday gave Aim Richards sever al suggestions for improving including limiting noplay probation and raising school employees See Page6A SV remains unbeaten with comeback win The Smithson Valley Rangers took sole posscsskn of first place in the District 275A soccer race with 42 win over Bocmc scoring three goats hi less than 10 minutes to win the New Braunfels wtm its district ofwncr against See Page 13 A New Braunfels 53 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Sunday 1991 75 Cents Four 60 Pages Berger named Besserung winner By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor Capping its banquet and annual meeiing at the Civic Center Friday the Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce hon ored as its citizen of the year long lime resident Janellc The chamber annually presents its Besserung or Award to someone who has been an outstanding said out going chamber chairman David especially in participat ing and providing leadership to those efforts that result in com munity He noted that a native Texan and resident of New Braun fels since she was was gra duated from New Braunfels High School and the Univeristy of Texas at In addition to her partici pation in choir and youth activities First Protestant her chamber roles have included chair ing a recent City Master Plan Update Committee and many hours of work on the annual Herit age Exhibit She has also been a loyal Blue Coat and has received the Chair man the Board as well SM 2A Besserung Award winner Janelle is congratulated by her daughter Theresa andjier hus band Charles Photo by Frances Bridges House numbers needed Cooperation urged for 911 service By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor More than calls for 911 emergency service have been logged at the Comal County Sheriffs Office and New Braunfels Police Depart ment since the number went in September I think curiosity was probably the reason for a lot of those additional said Jerry coordina tor for Bcxar Metro 911 Network They arc leveling off now around the total of around 600 a In September and more than cal Is for 91 1 service were called in to agencies in Comal County each Marshall discussed ihc 911 calls and an address maintenance system for Comal County with Commission ers Court last Since 911 went online in Comal a number of streets and routes have been named or renamed to help police and fire officials find the houses Marshall a number of residents have not displayed their new street numbers on their houses for the benefit of letter police offic firemen and Precinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo Evans said residents should be urged to place the new numbers on their Urge them to take advantage of the benefits of 911 by putting their house number on their so it can be easily We discussed ihis last week with the post office and the good news even though we dont have the author ity to go tell people to do the post office Marshall So when the post office is ready to convert to that mailing address they have the federal authority to tell those You will put those numbers on your In the Marshall said officials of Bcxar Metro will continue asking residents 10 put their house numbers Bexar Metro also is providing financial support to area volunteer fire See Page 2A Itll be a Hole cloudy today with a 30 percent chance of rain this Partly cloudy will prevail through the afternoon with a high in the mid 60s and south winds at 10 to 15 Tonight will be mostly fair with a low of about Monday will see a high of Those mid60s day time highs and mid40s nighttime lows should continue through mid along with a chance of rain Tuesday and Intldt 1011A 48B DEAR A TV S pill fighters face tough battle in Gulf flow The City Engineers Office Fri day announced the closure of sev eral intersections on Live Oak Avenue for street and utility con Live Oak at Lee Street will be closed through 28 Live Oak at Cross Street will be closed through 29 and Live Oak at Stonew all Street will be closed until further Elizabeth Avenue between Torrey Street and Country Club Circle will be closed Mon day and 28 and for utility The son of a New Braunfels High School graduate can grow up to say he played in the Super sort Christoper son of 1972 grad will be a part of the half time show this The 9yearpld was one of about kids who auditioned for parts and one of who made He will be playing an umpire in the Disneyworld production and his Julja Hafley of New said she told him to do the Hook em Horns sign so well know which one he Hafiey said Chrislopcr also is a member of the Cabbage Patch cloggcrs whichjust won the Flori da Slate Way to Paga 3A DALLAS AP Oil spill fighters who had success with petroleum eating microbes off the Texas coast could put a dent in the massive Per sian Gulf but their efforts would probably be too little and too environmentalists The mideast which could amount to a dozen times that of the Exxon Valdez could be fought using bioremcdiaiion tech said Texas Committee on and Friends of the Earth But any efforts would be stalled by Iraqi President Saddam who would probably fire upon contain ment crews in the observers We definitely need the best expertise we much of which is in said Ned TCONR task force All we can do is the best that we can until we find out what But he Theres bound to be tremendous damage regardless of what we He said oileating microbes could have been responsible for consuming up to 80 percent of the spill that resulted from last summers explosion of the tanker Mega Borg off the Texas Gulf I think there are enough microbes and equipment to disperse the Per sian Gulf Fritz But we lose with every passing depending on whether the prevailing winds We are also hurt by the fact we have to go that far to Kuwait to fight the Officials at Alpha Environment in Austin said Saudi Arabian leaders contacted the bioremediation firm Fri day about the possibility of using the oil eating microbes in the Persian Texas Land Commissioner Garry Mauro said the Texas Land Office was prepared to help in the but on Saturday he wasnt optimistic that officials meeting in Washington would give the OK to use the Were just waiting for a phone Mauro The 11milelong first reponed by Saudi environmental authorities on could amount to a dozen times the nearly 11 million gallons that the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled into Alaskas Prince William Sound in the Pentagon has By about million gallons of oil spewed June 8 from the Mega Borg about 60 miles off the coast of while gallons of oil spilled when the tanker Shinoussa hit two barges July The July tankerbarge collision in Galveston Bay left stains of black oil along several seeped into some marshes and col lected around several residential The barge spill prompted a tempor ary fishing ban in Galveston Countless fires rage in targeted zones Saudi Arabia AP On the gulfs newest war allied planners Saturday searched for a way to halt the colossal black tide drifting toward Saudi water Some of the oil spill was but a military spokes man A solution is High in sunny allied bombers kept up a furious bombardment of Iraqi positions in Kuwait and southern described by returning pilots as a devastated landscape of shattered bridges and fires beyond The command said Desert Storm aircraft shot down three Iraqi The Pentagon also said about two dozen Iraqi planes recently flew to neighboring apparent defectors seeking In CNN correspondent Peter Amctt was taken to the Muslim holy city of where he saw bomb craters and more than a dozen houses flattened by what Iraqi authorities said were air one of the last Western cor respondents in was told at least 20 people had been military says it is targeting strictly military and other strategic although it acknow ledges that civilians might be unin tended Later the Pentagon specifically denied it had targeted any religious Along the northern front Iraqi forces and troops of the coalition exchanged har assing Marines unloaded their heaviest barrage yet on forward luiqS posi from a battalion of 155mm and the Iraqis fired off shortrange missiles that fell harm lessly in the allied officers But it looked more and more like a ground offensive to drive the Iraqis from Kuwait will be on hold until well into For one American armored forces are at least two weeks from full The gigantic oil spill at the head of the Persian first reported Friday as 10 miles was wash ing up on Saudi beaches 70 miles away on NBU rates on agenda New Braunfels City Council Mon day night will discuss the third and final reading of an ordinance increas ing the New Braunfels Utilities water and sewer On council voted 43 to approve the second read ing of the ordinance as several coun cilmembers said they wanted the rate request to be NBU first sought to raise water rates by an average of 48 percent but council approved an increase of 41 percent Sewer rates were to increase 27 but council decreased that to Also on Mondays agenda is a dis cussion with the director of the Alamo Area Council of who is expected to explain to council why the city should continue to belong to the See Page 2A Care Fair set for February Local agencies concerned about the quality of life for children and fami lies in Comal County will participate in Its a Family Care Fair in The purpose is for the service organizations and agencies to get to know each other and their services better and for the townspeople to know what the services said Claudctte Dohcrty of Agencies United For Child Abuse a sponsor of the Texas Department of Human Services is another The fair will be from 10 to 4 at Holy Family 245 Hidalgo in New The fair will give local agencies an opportunity to network and learn what services arc offered in Comal Paga 2A Catholic Schools Week Students and others at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School and Church will celebrate Catholic Schools which begins today and will include such activities as a flag a tree a scavenger and prayer circle for Photo by Erik Karlsson Environmentalists believe the seafoodrich estuary may haw suf fered longterm The mideast spill threatens a manateelike the which is an endangered mammal spe Also imperiled are spinner and false killer along with endangered olive Ridley Saudi military officials said the spill began after Husseins forces apparently turned on pumps at the Sea Island 10 miles offshore from Kuwaits main petroleum refin ery and loading complex at Al just south of Kuwait He is a He is an envir onmental said Brent Blackwelder of Friends of the Earth vice president for He does not care about innocent people or what he does to the land and water on which these people He said the Kuwaiti although is just the drop in the buck et in Husseins arsenal of environ mental He can release an Exxon Valdez disaster every week or said He is in control of oil facilities including storage hun dreds of producing refineries and tankers in the northern As a result of his environmental we would see total destruc tion of the Persian turning it into a dead Cop DARES graduates to say no By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Naws Editor The first group of students in Com al and New Braunfels independent school districts to graduate from the DARE program now are equipped witU the ability to say no to We give them not only the reason 10 no we icll Qienvwhy and said instructor Robert Owens of the New Braunfels Police or Drug Abuse Resistance was first instituted in Carl Schurz and Seele elementary schools in Studenis finishing the 17wcck course now are graduating in separate Graduation ceremonies last week were dedicated to former New Braun Paga 2A
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