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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY 26 Pages in two secttons July Photo special on Saturdays celebrations See Page New Braunfels HeraldZeitong Serving Comal County Home of Brian Hada ENTS I Vol 141 No 160 INSIDE Opinion Sports Letters People 4A o the SMMMTISCH Birthday wishes The N w Braunfels Herald Tracy Zeitung birthday Aimee per PaulBr py 81st Spinney Monda Monda xtends the following wishesFay Howard Biftle Kay Noll Kara cy Ohm Schneemann tee Sasse Hap John Flugrath Allan Becky Flugrath McCoy Brian Hada Mon day Hilmer and Alma Remm ler Sati Happy Anniversaries to Emiliano and Dora Loyola Mat and Estella Monceballez Ron and Cathy Pape b and Jim Sr and Evelyn Hazel Office s to close for holidiiy observance Offices of the New Braunfels Heraldteitung City of New Braunfels New Braunfels Post Office New Braunfels Utilities and all I ew Braunfels banks will be closed Monday July 5 in observai ice of Independence Day Sanitation department will operate normal hours All of these offices will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday July 6 Organizers for ACS gala seeking rsvp The American Cancer Society of Corml County is planning their biggest fundraising event of the year Reser rations for the 1993 Summei Starlight Gala sched uled for Aug 13 are now being acceptec The public is invited and modes raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County For more information call 629571 Edwards Aquifer worskshops set The Edwards Underground Water District is offering free workshops on the geology and biology of the aquifer for ele mentary school teachers Parti rational materoials to take back to their will be will be Business arewel Pleas ipants will receive edu Jasses and a field trip ffered For more infor mation all 210 2222204 or 21047 New Braunfels Veterans Memorial dedication The official dedication of the Veteran i Memorial located in Prince Solms Park will begin at evening The Fifth UnitedS tales Army Band will perform and special guests Rep Edmunc Kuempel Sen Jeff Wentwc rth and city officials will be on hj nd for the dedication Women in Business meeting scheduled Canyon Lake Women in Busines will hold its next meet ing to 1 July S at the Woodla ids Country Club in Canyon Lake Guest speaker Cen Stewart of the Small Adminstration Guests ome contact Pam Welch for The tew Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites in readers to submit items to Stammtisi h According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communili a sit ting place for members of the community to gather a d share the days happenings We invite you to short with Torch runs through New Braunfels today By RICHARD TIJERINA Sports Editor It will begin today at in front of TriCity Electric on Landa St It will end at at the inter section of Seguin and Sky Forest In between 45 New Braunfels resi dents and out of town guests will par ticipate in the Olympic Festival Torch Run The Run makes its July Fourth stop See complete story map on page 10A in New Braunfels as it continues its journey to San Antonio where it will light the Festival Flame July 23 to mark the beginning of the Festival I have watched the Olympics before and I guess Im the sentimental said Dan Phillips who is the area coor dinator for the run as well as a partici pant today Last year when I saw that guy shoot the flame into the Olympic Dish from the torch I was really inspired I had to do The Torch will visit 58 Texas cities and travel more than miles before it is all over The 40 area residents who signed up were among the Texans who wanted to be part of the Olympic spirit This is a time for the world to come together in Phillips said Leap of Fate Today the HeraldZeltung takes a close up look at problems past and present at the Guadalupe River cliffs where hundreds of tourists jump every weekend Jumps from 4045 foot cliffs have claimed several lives and sent many more to local hospitals What can be done to stop it Why do people brave such a jump What do city county officials have to say Staffers Rose Marie Eash Jennifer Rompel and John Huseth give the story page 3A Checkpoints net numerous arrests By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Narcotics checkpoints and river patrols were part of the efforts this weekend by the Comal County Sher iffs Office to keep trouble on the Guadalupe River to a minimum A narcotics checkpoint was set up at the Gatehouse on River Road Officers manning the checkpoint said numerous citations were issued for driving without a license minor in possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor Officers also said arrests were made for possession of marijuana Texas Alcoholic Beverage Com mission officers on the scene said a large amount of alcohol was seized during the course of the day as well The checkpoint was set up at the request of the sheriffs office but was manned by officers from the Texas Game Wardens office Officers at the game wardens office were sent to the New Braunfels area as water specialists but also were charged with enforcing the penal code catching traffic violations and assisting other agencies According to game warden officer Joe McClure officers working at the narcotics checkpoint would flag every third or fifth car and check drivers licenses inspection stickers and insur ance McClure said no negative comments had been made by the drivers and pas sengers of the cars The public in general is giving us a pat on the back They want us to do more of he said Sheriff Jack Bremer along with County Judge Carter Casteel and a deputy floated down the river between Farm to Market Road 306 and Rio Raft in order to search for possible problems or violators Bremer said he and his officers were looking for Styrofoam containers glass drunk individuals and trouble makers We will be looking for anything that could create a bad situation on the he said During the sheriffs trip down the river two arrests were made for inde cent exposure and several tickets were given to people carrying glass bottles and styrofoam containers Casteel said the river itself seemed fairly clean She added there appeared to be more families in the area and the rafters and tubers behavior was much more acceptable than what she saw last year in the area between the first crossing and Gruene Road In addition to the efforts on the riv er itself Bremer said additional officers were stationed at the cliffs near Preiss Heights Bremer said the officers began patrolling the cliffs around when people were pretty well inebri ated and were jumping off the cliffs According to New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Reed more than 500 people had jumped off the cliffs As of Saturday Reed said there had been no emergency calls to the cliffs near Preiss Heights and said he was surprised because of the num ber of people jumping According to Reed most of the calls for service by the EMS were not seri ous One run was made to the area near the bungy jump According to Reed the injured person was unconscious and combative with respiratory diffi culties He came ashore at the bungy jump was placed in a raft and taken out of the river at the Preiss Heights Park The subject wastransported by ambulance to River Road and Loop 337 where he was picked up by Baptist AirLife Helicopter and transported to Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio His condition is unknown HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Big weekend The July 4th weekend the second busiest weekend of the year for local law enforcement saw thousands of tourists flock to the area This shot of the Guadalupe River near the bridge on FM 306 showed the massive crowds tubing the river toward New Braunfels Holiday celebration continues tonight By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Veterans Memorial Dedication will be held today at at Prince Solms Park The dedication will begin with the Fifth United States Army Band concert which will last approximately 45 min utes The cue for the audience to stand for the National Anthem will be the bands next to last selection Following the National Anthem there will be a 21gun salute American Legion 14th District Chaplain Harold Kail will give the dedication prayer Introductions of the Fifth United States Army Band Commander Chief Warrant Offi cer 4 Donald E Barton and Band Sgt Major Susan Rueger will precede the posting of the colors by Comal American Legion Post 179 Post Commander Charles Burgess and Col or Guard Commander Ray Robinson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 Post Commander Konstanty Haniewich and the Sons of the American Revolution in their Continental Army uniforms President Mike Clark Special guests at the ceremony will include Sen Jeff Wentworth Rep Edmund Kuempel County Judge Carter Casteel the County Commissioners Mayor Rudy Seidel the New Braunfels City Council Councilmanelect James Goodbread and the New Braunfels Park Board Chairman Hal Herbelin Comal County crime rate remains stable despite increase in rapes By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The number of major crimes in Comal County during the month of June has remained stable compared to May with only a minor increase being reported in one category Total crimes decreased last month from 126 in May to 103 in June Sheriff Jack Bremer said this decrease was not significant enough to make any assumptions about a decrease in crime He said although one month may be on the down swing the next month could jump up One contributing factor is during the summer we have a lot of additional officers and there is more said Bremer Until we get a longterm chart I dont think the drop is significant at this point in he said According Uniform Crime Report statistics compiled by the sheriffs office the number of reported rapes increased from two in May to three in June while the number of attempted rapes reported decreased from one to zero The number of criminal homicides in rural areas of the county remained the same at zero Reports of assaults decreased from 34 in May to 29 in June In both ninths no cases of assault with a firearm were reported Reports of assault on a peace officer decreased from one to zero during June Burglaries dropped from 31 in May to 25 in June In this category 16 of the burglaries included forcible entry seven no force and two attempted forcible entry In the burglary category 18 were committed at resi dences with six occurring at night and 12 during the day Seven were reported at nonresidences with four occurring at night and three during the day The number of felony thefts decreased from 53 in May to 44 in June Motor vehicle thefts dropped dramatically from six to two Comal County crime stats Offense Homicide Forcible rape Robbery Assault strongarm simple assault Burglary Forcible entry unlawful entry Art forcible entry Larceny theft 44 Motor Vehicle theft autos trucks other vehicles Total Law enforcement officers killed or assaulted o reported o 3 9 20 16 7 2 0 1 1 103 Womens Shelter opening set The Comal County Womens Cen ter is preparing for their groundbreak ing ceremony for the new shelter which will be located on the exten sion of Common Street north of Gruene Road The capital campaign to raise the funds to pay for the shelter had reached as of Saturday July 3 The goal is and so far most of the donations have been raised locally Gifts in kind are also accepted and credited to the campaign for cash val ue The groundbreaking ceremony will by held at on Thursday July 8 at the Common St site with a recep tion following at Gruene Hall The public is invited to attend Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 5 13 f4 19 20 23 Jackpot million
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