Wednesday, October 27, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Cougaretfes claims district title Page 1OA 50 COUNTDOWN 417 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels Her a IdZ 22 Pages in two sections Oct Serving Comal County Home of SUE i Vol 141 No INSIDE 3A Sports 1012A STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Sue Ward Smith Lucy Hartflel Linda Klabunde Margie Gonzalez Susan Kay Stoeltje Belinda Vargas Irene Bartels Roy Banners Elaine Bryant Dorothy Fischer Inez Haraway Martha iMvin John Mac Mullen Richard Stevens Dr Sprout to appear in Austin Dr Sproul well known Presbyterian theologian will be in Austin Thursday Friday and Saturday for a special seminar open to the public entitled A Quest For Dr Sproul is a professor of theology at Reformed Theologi cal Seminary in Orlando Florida He is also the president of Ligo nier Ministries and is featured on numerous radio and television program across the country For more information call Christ Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels at 6290405 MidTexas Symphony meeting slated Monday The MidTexas Symphony Guild New Braunfels will meet Monday Nov 8 from am to 1 at the Victo ria Bank meeting room 1000 N Walnut St The Guild has a num ber of activities which support the MidTexas Symphony and new members are welcome Members can bring brown bag lunches to the meeting For more information call Arlene Buhl at 6256411 Newcomers Club to meet Nov 2 The monthly meeting of the New Braunfels Newcomers Club will be held Tuesday Nov 2 at 10 at the Senior Citizens Center Guest speaker will be Diane Schulz a pharmacist at McKenna Memorial Hospital Schulz will speak on the differ ences between generic and name brand drugs Members are encouraged to buy tickets for the Dec 7 Christ mas dinner dance held at the American Legion Hall from to with music from the Seven Dutchmen Cost is per person HeraldZeitung seeks weather drawings The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is seeking weather draw ings from local youth Were asking any interested youth in New Braunfels and Comal County to draw their best pictures of sunny rainy overcast said Managing Editor Mark Lyon Well use them in our weather forcasts each Children should include their name age and parents names on the back of their drawings Send drawings to 707 Landa New Braunfels Texas 78130 For more information call 6259144 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mil items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communi ty Stammtisch represents a sil ting place for members of the com munity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with You Bet Your Hair JML JBL 9 McKennas Brierty Campos go extra mile in seeing hospitals United Way goal is I furing the pairs connputeri met By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Tim Brierty and Dr Carlos Campos of McKcnna Memorial Hospital have chosen to go the extra mile to sec that the hospitals United Way donation goal is met The pair has volunteered to get crew cuts if the hospital staff can raise for the United Way drive Our normal routine is showing the United Way video and trying to require people to spend a few minutes in the said Brierty assistant hospital administrator In a hospital setting it is difficult to get away from your job and its tough to get employees to come to the class he said An advertisement the Tim Brierty n Zeitung from Gas tons Hair Skin and Nails on Walnut Avenue turned on a light bulb in Bricr tys head The ad featured the salons comput er imaging system I called Dr Cam Dr Carlos Campos would take more than he said Our goal was and I decid ed we could meet that pretty easily I thought we should double that goal We decided on crew cuts in remembrance of the hospitals 40th Memorandums pos the 1994 chief of stall because I knew it have been distributed throughout the hospital featuring the pairs computer imaging pho tographs The staff is being challenged to meet the goal by Nov 1 The current count is SI 900 just S500 short of the goal Donations from persons outside the hospital staff are not accepted I get harassed every said Brierty Peor pic pull back my hair to see what it will look like Im also recently married and they ask if Ive told my Brierty said he has told his wife and she asks daily how close they staff is to reaching the goal If the goal is met the pair will have their heads shaved in the hospital dining room on Nov County expected to file for summary judgment in suit BungeeJump PDlintV By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County Officials intend to file a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit recently filed against them by 01QT1Q the owners of Bungy over Texas olgllo according to Comal County Judge Carter Casteel The case was filed by Enter prises Robert Weedn Ray Bul lock and Ray Harlow Defendants in the case are County Sheriffs Department Preiss Precinct 1 County Commissioner Jumbo Evans said the law gives the county the authority to pick up a sign He said if the signs are of a limited val ue the county does not have to notify the owner of the signs being removed HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Heritage Exhibit Lucille Douma a volunteer for the annual Heritage Exhibit works on one of the mannequins to be featured at the annual event to be held Oct 29 Nov 7 The Heritage Exhibit Gala preview will be held Thursday night at the civic center Tickets can be purchased at the door Enterprises is claiming the defendants deprived them of their civ il rights The incidents in question allegedly occurred during 1991 through 1992 The Bungy Jump is located on Edwards Boulevard in the Preiss Heights Subdivision According to Weedn some of the incidents include the taking of Bungy Jump signs from a location on River Road and Edwards Boulevard in the Preiss Heights Subdivision Weedn said he has pictures of various indi viduals including county officials tak ing signs from the location Weedn said the signs were in coun ty right of way but he said 50 other signs were also at the location and were not removed He is claiming the county used selective enforcement in removing the signs However Castccl said state law reg ulates signs in the right of way and that the county has the right to remove signs made by The Preiss Heights Property Owners Association and Jim Williams a resident of the subdivi sion and the associations president This motion was converted to a motion for summary judgment by Magistrate Judge Nancy Stein Nowak The judges order stated any evi dence concerning a summary judg ment should be submitted to the court by Oct 25 and that the plaintiff should respond on or before Nov 11 The judge also granted a request by Comal County and the Comal County Sheriffs Department for a more defi nite statement This requires the plain tiff to separate each cause of action into separate accounts and to point out which claims are being made against Comal County and the sheriffs office Plaintiffs said the case may go to trial in the latter part of 1994 Weedn said he does not believe the case will go to trial at all 1 dont think theyre wanting all this aired he said Advance ticket sales end soon From staff reports There are only a few days left to save some money by purchasing advance tickets to Wurstfest which begins Friday Oct 29 according to Wurstfest President Gary Bird Adult admission advance tickets cost S5 if purchased by 5 Thurs day Oct 28 Adult tickets at the gate will cost S6 Children 12 yearsold and under are admitted free Admission to the Wursthalle this year is free Advance tickets can be purchased at the Wurstfest offices in Landa Park More than 60 entertaining groups including a 44piece band from Winkels Germany and a special accordion entourage will appear at the 33rd annual Wurstfest a 10day showcase of German food music dance heritage and fun Slated this year for Oct 29 Nov 7 Wurstfest is a festi val that attracts more than people from around the world to New Braunfels For more information call 625 9167 THE NIGHT CALLER EDITORS NOTE The following is the second in a series of local ghost By BERT WALL Special to the HeraldZeitung On Super Bowl Sunday in 1989 my son and a group of his college friends had gathered at our house to enjoy some festivities and watch the Super Bowl game little did we know we would also have a very special night Early in the afternoon along with two of his friends John and Corey had gone out to explore the back valley which for many years now we have called Haunted Valley It wasnt long before John found himself alone but since it isnt uncommon for explorers to take off in different directions he didnt give it a second thought But later he told us of a chilling experience As he continued walking up the creekbed he knelt down to take a closer look at a crystal rock that was glistening in the sun Sud denly an extrcmly cold chill came upon him as if he had entered a freezer box When he attempted to stand up he found some force had paralyzed him in the kneeling position Within a split second he heard something rustling along the embankment Then he saw it a large silvergrey wolf surrounded by a haze of some sort was crouched in a small clearing directly above him Suddenly the wolf leaped and passed through Johns body John felt no impact at all and at the moment wolf seemingly exited his body John was released and fell backwards and the wolf was gone He returned to the truck but felt something or some one remained within him After the Super Bowl the boys went back to San Marcos and we settled in for the night Around midnight 1 finally began to doze off but became fully alert when I heard Dad Dad 1 flipped on the bedside lamp and saw standing in the bedroom doorway His face was flushed and he was noticeably unnerved as he told me that John had gone a little crazy and insisted on coming back out to the ranch In an effort to get John to talk and Corey left us alone I asked John what was bothering him He didnt say a word but suddenly seemed to lose control of his body His arms and legs twisted in all directions as if he was doublejointed and his breathing was frightfully irregular Every now and then you could tell that he tried to regain control of his body but within seconds he would slip back into those contortions It seemed like an eternity before John calmed down Once again he fixed his eyes on the fire place and suddenly he begin to speak but the voice 1 heard was not Johns and his friend recognized it as the voice John had used in the car on the drive back to the ranch but they hadnt been able to understand the foreign language he was This time he spoke English and with this deeper much older mans voice he began describing a bloody battle between two Indian tribes It was as if he had a ringside seat and as he continued giving a blow by blow description of the battle there was no doubt that he had actually been there a spirit from the past a special night caller For some reason this Indians spirit had chosen John as a medium to relay the events of that partic ular battle and the pain he felt was visible on Johns face as he decribed every gruesome detail Appar ently the battle took place back in the early 1800s after his tribe and a rival tribe had both claimed sacred ground rights to a particular piece of land From the description I have no doubt the sacred land they fought for is within the boundaries of our Chaparral Ranch The spirit was present for five to ten minutes leaving abmptly as a gust of wind whistling across the living room and out the closed kitchen win dow John had closed his eyes and dozed off for a brief moment When he awoke he sat straight up in his chair and obviously confused by his surround ings asked what he was doing back at the ranch He had no recollection of what had happened And the night caller never returned For news subscription or advertising information call 6250144