Wednesday, April 28, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels j o w s T ITI i R o p u B i s i M 2627 Y AN DR IX 79903 17 2 April Serving Comal County Home of Ellen Nunez 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 113 Marshal probing lake fires By CARROLL HoraldZtltung Comal County Fire Marshall Milton Willmann in conducting an investigation Into a series of In tho Lnkoview Park sub division noar Canyon Since said there have been four fires the trailer pork Wlllmann said he believes at least three of the fires were delll Ml of the trailers Involved were severely he They were all trailers no one lived In or they were for Willmann Weve got a couple of But were dealing with juveniles so it takes a little more time to get everything taken care the fire marshal Willmann said some of the evi dence from the fires was sent to Austin for but the fire marshal said he feels fairly cer tain three of the four fires were intentionally Willmann said his investiga in cooperation with the Comal County Sheriffs Depart has turned up several but no arrests have yet been K9 arrest suspect in burglary By GARY CARROLL HaraldZeltung New Braunfels Police K9 Offi cer Scott Lang and his apprehended a man sus pected of burglarizing Midtex Oil offices Friday on Frontage Road in New Braun At approximately April police responded to an alarm at Midtex Once on the officers found the building had been bur and seven vehicles were broken According to Captain Ray various equip and radios were stolen from the building and the vehi The K9 unit was called in and tracked 31yearold New Braun fels resident Dennis Mitchell Route 6 Box New into a field near Mid According to police Midtex property was found near where Alford was and he was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of burglary of a habitation and sev en counts of burglary of a motor Judge David Perkins set Alfords bond at for the burglary of the building and for each burglary of a motor vehicle for a total bond of Alford iscurrently in custody in the Comal County Emergency medical technicians prepare to transport Rodney Schock of New Braunfels to McKenna Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon after he was involved in a three car accident at the intersection of Walnul Street and Business Highway There were no other injuries reported in tho incident and Schock was treated for minor injuries and Photo by Karla Chamber candidate at odds over accounting STAFF REPORT HaraldZeltung New Brnunfols Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Mike Dletert responded Wednesday to charges made by City Councilman James bread that the Chamber has not provided adequate documenta tion of funds obtained through the citys hotel and motel Occupancy taxes are restrict ed by state law for use only in promoting the visitor and Diotert said that is just what they have boon used Dietert said an accounting of the expenditures were provid ed to the city council and unan imously approved by the council on December The annual budget for the expenditures of room occupancy tax by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce received unanimous support from the City Dietert The presentation to the City Council by the Chambers Con vention and Visitors Bureau included an itemized report on all expenditures for 1992 and a proposed budget that included an itemized accounting for Although Goodbread agrees the 1992 report was a somewhat better version than reports sub mitted by the Chamber in the said he thinks more finan cial disclosure by the chamber was Goodbread said he thinks administrative costs for the chamber are too high and a full accounting of where the funds are allocated is necessary to ensure that the money is being spent correctly and I think we finally need to get the attention of the executive committee of the Chamber of This Is the taxpayers money and they need to assume the responsibility and not let one person run that Jamti city council Inoumbtnt I think we finally need to get the attention of the executive committee of the Chamber of Goodbread This is the taxpayers money and they need to assume the responsibility and not let one person run that Goodbread said a disclosure of salaries for the chamber was not an unreasonable and he felt the as with other entities receiving tax dol should be held accountable for all Dietert said he feels it is unnecessary to disclose the salaries of the chambers admin istrative and said the report by an independent accounting confirms the cham bers fiscal operations For City Councilman James who voted for approval of the to now claim the budget was not item ized is not only erroneous and but damaging and divisive to efforts to improve the communitys economic well Dietert The big thing about it is Why are we a success Dietert Its because its County child abuse incidents up in official says By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung In spite of efforts by state and county incidents of childabuse have increased in Comal County since a Child Protective Services official said this Sherry a supervisor for Comal County Child Protective said there is no way to determine if the inci dents of actual abuse are up or reports of such incidents are but her office usually sees an increase in which has been named Child Abuse Pre vention I think the incidents are always out I just feel the increase in the num ber of reported cases is a result of the media attention Child Abuse Prevention Month Flume In April of Flume said there were 26 child abuse investigations This Flume estimates the number of investigations to be at least Flume said past trends have shown reports of child abuse usually increase just before school lets children out for the then drops off during the sum mer The teachers see the kids all year and they notice changes in Flume I guess their reasoning is this kid has to spend all summer in an abusive so they report the cases just before summer Flume Once the case is CPS conducts an investigation into the alleged although with the strained budget and limited Flume said often the most dif ficult task is opening a case for investiga Our purpose is to determine whether or not the abuse and if it has to prevent it from happening in the Flume Our main concern is that we make sure the kids are in a healthy envi Suspected cases of abuse can be report ed anonymously by calling House tentatively approves health insurance reform Associated Press AUSTIN A bill that aims to make health insurance more affordable and accessible to small businesses has won preliminary House The measure by Mike Mar was approved 12613 It faces a final House vote before being sent to the Senate for This is an opportunity to move forward and for once be a leader in this country instead of being last in an area of significant social reform and social Martin He added that only two oth er states have approved reform packages similar to the Texas The bill targets businesses with three to 50 There are about such businesses in employing about million Under the insurers could not cancel or refuse to renew a policy once the employer is providing exceptions in cases of The bill also requires insurers to provide health insurance to small businesses regardless of the health status of employees beginning What is so fundamentally good about this bill is if you get you cant get Martin The bill requires that health insurers offer three benefits pack ages to small The packages consist of a preventative and routine medical care plan one covering hospitalizations and fol lowup care and a standard plan combining The measure also provides for rate such as a 15 per cent limit on increases due to health prior claims history or future expected Another provision would create a statewide nonprofit cooperative through which small employers could band together to purchase Martin said coop and other pro visions in the bill would provide for more affordable Martin said that passage of the bill would pave the way for Texas to quickly implement a federal health Were going to be in a position to receive the federal plan without having to go into a legislative spe cial This act actually authorizes the implementation of a federal he Inside 8A A WATER Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sitting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days hap See more Stammtisch on page Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraidZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Vir ginia Isabel Carjon John Carmen Kay Lynn Bundick end Kory Anniversary wishes go to Juan Carlos and Sylvia Project Volleyball New Braunfels High School students will take on their teachers in a volleyball game at Thursday in the high school Admission is Proceeds support Project Perfect Boss The New Braunfels Jaycees would like to honor the perfect boss with a Bosses Night Out on May To qualify a boss for this employees may send a brief description of the qualities that you feel make him or her the perfect Nominations will be accepted until April when they will be reviewed and a winner Applications may be sent to Box New 78130 Call 6206735 for Inside Sexual Assault As the Comal County Womens Center promotes Sexual Assault Awareness the number of report ed cases in the New Braun fels area is on the And one victim shares her story so her counterparts know they have somewhere to Sat 3A