Thursday, November 4, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our Joseph Stalin Russian dictator 1923 EDITORIAL A Special Vigil jCandlelight Vigil on Nov 9 to bring spot ilight to problem of domestic violence The Comal County Womens Center will hold a spe ceremony on Tuesday Nov 9 on the Plaza in New Braunfels a second annual candle light vigil in an effort to make a statement concerning domestic violence The vigil will begin at 7 that evening Local citizens of all ages and every race creed and color are encouraged to attend in light of a problem can affect any family regardless of gender edu cation and financial well being The statement to be made by those participating in the vigil is one of zero tolerance for domestic violence that citizens of Comal County are in support of eliminating domestic violence problems in our com munities Figures and statistics show that domestic violence can lead to not only psychological and emotional problems within a family but can also have ripple effects on the local economy a communitys work force and even childrens performance in school Statistics show that a chain of violence can also be created through future generations from instances of domestic violence The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung encourages everyone in Comal County to participate in the Nov 9 candlelight vigil to hold their candles high and to make a statement about an age old problem that must be dealt with and ultimately stamped out Todays editorial was written by Mark Lyon Managing Editor for the New Braunfels Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Lyon Advertising Davis Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Fri day by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfcls Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfcls Texas USPS 377880 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months S16 six months S29 one year S49 Senior Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas ihrcc months six months one year Mail out side Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by am on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or 210 6581900 by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer 31 i 328 New Braunfels Tx 78131 1328 Opinion HeraldZeitung Thursday Nov Police are valuable community service Recently I had occasion to call ihe New Braunfels 911 number for assistance and I want to publicly express my thanks and appreciation to the New Braunfels Police Department for their prompt reply and for this tremendous community service It was most impressive From the initial call it took only two minutes for officers to arrive at my home The young woman Rosea Linda DC La Ccrda who took my call and dispatched the officers was very kind and effi cient The next day I went by the police department to thank them for their help and I met Lt John Wom ack I explained to him that if it was all right with him I would like to comment in my newspaper article on the efficiency and concern of their department Lt Womack seemed most pleased and remarked that they get so much criticism and negative comments it would be nice to receive a pal on the back from the community He also informed me that my call was No since ihe beginning of the year I would say that the department docs some real service for our community Also I would like to personally comment on the concerned and professional manner which officers Jose Vargas Tommy and Kevin exhibited in handling my problem Thank you all Everyone has been told repeatedly that exercise and proper diet arc the key to long life and good health Our members arc doing their home work Low impact exercise classes are held at the Comal County Senior Center on Mondays and Fridays with Pally Vogt and on Tuesdays and Thursday with Frances Harmon Wednesday we have Kundalini yoga with Adcle Kulawik Tues days Thursdays and Saturdays Gaye Krampiu has a waterworks class in our swimming area and Robert Rodriguez conducts pool therapy on Mondays and Fridays Swan Drakcrs may swim anytime 8 to 8 Monday through Thursday except when class es are scheduled Swim 8 5 Fridays and 10 to 6 on Saturdays Now something new has been added called Hawaiian Hula with It is described as great exercise with grace and excitement and is for seniors only The area people are looking for ward to welcoming back the Winter Texans and they hope to sec you all at the Center going through Marie Dawson your paces Also the Center membership welcomes Winter Texans again old familiar faces and new ones alike and ccourages them to use all the faciliues and to join us for bingo on Tuesday nights None of the exercise classes and pool therapy would be possible without our loyal area volunteers headed by Elinor Wells who docs a super job coordinating Other volunteers are Frances Rulcy Lou Wcrnert Polly White Anna Zubkova Myrtle Bartcls Irene Klein Mac Boman Lee Kamin Jean Watson Dories Duprcy Barbara Lickerman Alice Johnson Whitney Irene Dixon Dora Lora Blackwell Vivian Koch Elcanora Pricss Ellen Bragg Louise McKcnna Avis Banks Evelyn Silvers Arlcne Gigler Hildc Slocum Margaret Alves Martha Philebar Lucille Neuesc Patty David son Louise Redden and Else Gras Expressions of grateful appreciation arc long overdue to these ladies Thanks for making it work Elinor has asked all the volunteers to please call her at 6252147 as soon as possible if there is a change in their work plans so she can arrange substitutes It is extremely important that we have two people on every shift Thanks for the cooperation Another terrific form of exercise going on at the Senior Center is the line dancing Miriam Weiss is the vivacious gogetter of the activity It has grown to unbelievable proportions since it began in June of this year At first it was mostly women Now men have joined in and even a few couples arc enjoying the fun of it all This is a western dance form Its fun good exercise and requires no partners The dress is very casual The Hill Country Line Dance Club continues to meet every Friday from to The beginners classes on Mondays 6 to 7 and Wednesdays to arc being extend ed without an additional fee to the end of the year New beginners classes will start in January the same schedule as above Anyon who has completed a beginners class and knows three line dances is eligible to join the Friday club It is such a pleasure to watch those line dancers They lose themselves in the activity and in the rhythm of Elvira to which they do The They do dances to Achy Breaky Heart and to the Boot Scootin The Electric Slide and the Slide are performed to the song Take it Come watch or join in the new classes On Oct 29 at the Center flu shots were adminin stcrcd to approximately 700 people by the Comal County Health Department On that same day ABC Home Health gave free blood pressure checks and Mid Texas Eye Associates conducted free glaucoma screening Judith Hancs reported eight people with elevated eye pressure out of 56 exams Eighteen people were referred to their doctors The Senior Center appreciates the generosity of these people volunteering their time and services to our mem bership If you have not reserved your booth for Santas Craft Show being held al the Center on Nov 20 from 9 to 6 you have until Nov 10 to reserve a booth A fee of S5 for each booth will be charged to participants to cover advertising An addi tional 10 percent of sales will go to the Center The Thrift Shop personnel have announced thai all Christmasrelated articles will be put out in the shop starting on Nov 3 So hurry to make your selec tions before it is too late Monday Nov 15 at 9 Frederick R Matthews and Associates CPAs will present a free seminar on recent tax law changes affecting contributions to nonprofit organizations at the Senior Center All admininstrators of nonprofit organizations receiving charitable contributions are encouraged to attend Please call 6254547 to reserve a scat at the seminar Support the United Way its the American Way Marie Dawson is a guest columnist for the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung writing exclusively for and about the Comal County Senior Citizens D Wildfires race into Malibu destroying homes By MICHAEL WHITE Associated Press Writer MALIBU Calif AP Savage winds sent waves of fire raging over canyon ranches and seaside mansions in this celebrity hideaway forcing thou sands to load up their Jaguars and Jeeps and crowd onto gridlockcd highways It was Southern Californias seventh day of wildfires Twice in a week firestorms have gutted whole neigh borhoods Two men were near death early today More than 200 homes and oth er buildings were destroyed and acres of rugged canyon pricey homes and sprawling horse ranches were black Flamelopped palm trees dotted the Analysis heavy smoke as the fire raced out of control from Santa Monica Mountain canyons 12 miles inland lo the edge of the Pacific Ocean It just came thundering down By the time I left it looked like Apoca lypse said writer Richard Chris lian Matheson who believes his house burned after he fled Deborah Carpcnticr barefoot in shorts her face streaked with soot stood at the waters edge clutching her 18monthold son as the hillside above her a bright crimson in the night I had him wrapped up in a wet tow el He was she said We stood on the beach and watched our house Just off the beach a Coast Guard culler wailed lo evacuate people by sea if necessary Firefighters perched aiop lifeguard lowers lo moniior the Chaos reigned at roadblocks along usually scenic Pacific Coasi Highway People trying to get out vied for road space with drivers scrambling home after learning of the fire Frantic some abandoned their cars trapping firctrucks in massive traffic jams Today evacuees filled hotels in neighboring beach communities like Santa Monica and Marina del Rey standing on balconies parks and piers to watch the flames and wonder about what they left behind About 130 sheriffs and highway police officers patrolled empty Mal ibu streets to guard against looting of highpriced houses Elsewhere across Southern Califor nia several other fires erupted Tuesday and roared through brittle brushland just days after firestorms torched more than 800 buildings and burned thou sands of acres A total of 17 people were injured Tuesday Fire threatened Pcppcrdinc Univer sity and Hughes Research Laboratories late Tuesday as firefighters ran out of water University spokesman Jeff Bliss said about 500 students and staff remained sheltered in a campus gymnasium Today in history By the Associated Press Today is Thursday Nov 4 the 308lh day of 1993 There are 57 days left in the year Todays highlight in History On Nov 4 1942 during World War 11 Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major for British forces commanded by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery On tliis dale In 1842 Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield 111 In 1884 Dcmocral Grover Cleveland was clcclcd to his first term as president dcfcaung Republican James G Blainc In 1922 the entrance to King Tuiankhamcns lomb was discovered in Egypt In 1924 Nellie T Ross of Wyoming was elected the nations first woman governor so she could serve out the remaining term of her late husband William B Ross In 1939 the United Stales modified its neutrality stance in World War 111 allowing cashandcarry purchases of arms by belligerents a policy favoring Britain and France In 1952 Dwight D Eisenhower was elected the 34th president of the United Suites defeating Demo crat Adlai Stevenson In 1956 Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hun garian Revolution In 1979 the Iranian hosiage crisis began as mili tants stormed the United Slates Embassy in Tehran In 1980 Ronald Reagan won the White House deleating President Carter by a strong margin In 1991 Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley Calif