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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY A preview on Canyons SiDistrict foe 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 402 DAYS New Braunfels Semicentennial March March New Braunfels 12 Pages in one section Nov HeraldZeittmg Serving Comal County Home of ETTA MAE BLAKENSHIP in honotdftoto who have served our eountfy VeteransDay I Vol 141 No 254 VETERANS DAY SPECIAL Today we shine through past remembrance On this day Nov 11 the American people of this great country honor all sol diers sailors Marines Air Force and Coast Guard veterans who Manuel Camareno bravely bare our countrys cause As the American people reflect on this day they will honor all Amer ican servicemen who were willing to step foward without hesitation or concern for their lives and their welfare and of the families who they left behind They risked so much to defend the principles and honor of this great free country The American Veterans whom are often called have fought in World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War and Desert Storm as well as other undeclared conflicts were there to create and protect the peace without concern for their lives shine today through the remembrance of the glory days of past wars For without our Veter ans there would be no freedom as we enjoy today On this Veterans Day it pro vides us the opportunity to step back and reflect upon the sacri fices of our Veterans for this coun try Today is a very special for me and for all Veterans of this great nation and particularly for Vet erans of Comal County As a com rade member of the American Legion the Veterans of Foreign Wars and especially to our dis abled Veterans in which I am a true member because of my 100 service connected disability Its a great privilege for me to see each and every one of them throughout the year Some of us who were called to serve our country were single some of us were married some of us were sons and daughters but we were all proud to serve our country My own story is one that is shared by thousands of Veterans We left our wives to take care of our children and some left their girlfriends or their parents At one time were we not Veterans but were ordinary civilians Many of us were fortunate enough to return to our communities and start living the life of a civilian again We did not ask for anything other than for people to understand us and that their responsibility was to make sure that those Veterans who need ed help would get the benefits that they so rightly deserved Our war and fighting days are over so please try to understand why we ask for your help It is because we need it we have earned it and we have fought for our country regardless of how right or wrong the situation was As professional servicemen we served our country to the best of our knowledge and ability and our loyalty to our country will never change Our principles and our See VETERANS Page 2 INSIDE Sports Birthday wishes Tho Ntw Bratuftls Hirald Ztitung extend the following birth day wUheif Ktta Blakiiukip Jtanlt Mtndtt Sttpktn Vtttor Tina Qonubi Dorothy Putin Pttir Cordova Liu Mundin Angtt FlablH Albino Ouirrtro III Mar torn CtbiUo Btlattd WrtWai RmlyJuarttJr Vtnct Ooiiut Sara Vtiu Happy Anitivtrwy to Ray TtrtM CattUlo United Way closing in on goal United Way donations Almost There ByMARKLYON Managing Editor The Nov 12 early deadline originally set by the Comal County United Way has been reset for Dec 1 the firm deadline set by the organization at the start of the 1993 campaign according to that organi zations Executive Director Joe Worl According to Worl the local United Ways campaign to raise had hit a stalemate after an early surge in dona tions but has now begun to gain momen tum once again We had a lot of success there in the early going and then it just kind of stalled on he said But it looks like things are really beginning to pick up again and I believe well probably make our goal Now it seems to have Worl said that currently approximately 88 percent of the United Ways goal has been met but was quick to add that sever al United Way contributors have yet to submit their donations Weve got an estimated right he said Weve had some notable contributions but were expecting some of our banks about three or four to come forward with what theyve been able to raise near the end of this week That should put us real close to our goal And then we have some contributors from Bexar Coun ty but live in New Braunfels and Comal County who have not sent theirs in yet Im optimistic about this I think well prob Veterans Day salute ably make it alright but we need every one to be involved to make sure we United Way president Pam Kraft said that the Nov 12 deadline was an internal deadline which was set in hopes of accom plishing their goal earlier than in previous years Were still set on Dec she said We just didnt do it as fast as we had hoped But we are going to make Neighboring Bexar County is still some million short of their million with only 20 days before their Laidlaw j responds to media reports By MARK LYON and JENNIFER ROMPEL the New Veterans of Foreign Coldeway and Lorenz Badlng salute Old Glory during a flag raising ceremony held at the Post Home early this morning In obser vance of Veterans Day Many ceremonies were planned throughout Comal County Including a ceremony In honor of local Veterans at Canyon High School Commissioners discuss grant possibilities By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Comal County is pursuing two grants that would beef up crime prevention efforts at the Sheriffs Department The grant applications were discussed at Wednes days Commissioners Court meeting The money is available as part of a million effort by the Clinton Administration to put more police officers out on the streets Half the money will go to law enforcement agen cies directly for hiring more said Comal County Sheriffs Department Executive Officer Jim Cliftoa We can qualify for two grants over a three year One grant would fund a Drug Abuse Resistance Education DARE officer and the other would fund a crime prevention officer at the department The county would have to kick in about for the two positions over the three years the grants would be in effect The grant program will be very Clifton said There will be a lot of people who do not get them All we can do is put our name in the pot We have to justify the positions I have about 30 pages of narrative on my desk The Sheriffs Department does not have any DARE officers now The New Braunfels Police Court decides Zain should be prosecuted From and Wire Reports The West Virginia Supreme Court decided Wednesday that Fred Zain former chief serologist for the Bexar County medical examiners office should be prosecuted for mishandling evidence in court cases in that state In addition the court ordered a new trial for anyone imprisoned on the basis of Zains testimo ny depending on the strength of other evidence introduced in the cases During his time in San Antonio Zain worked on a New Braunfels murder case involving Jack War ren Davis who is accused of murdering local school teacher Kathie Balonis in 1989 Davis attorney Stanley Schneider said the decision of the court will help in his case Its amazing to have a court of appeals the highest court in the state rule that a witnesss tes timony as a matter of is inadmissible I have been saying for several months now that every piece of evidence he Zain touched can never be used Every prosecutor should be up at he said A hearing concerning a writ of habeas corpus in the case was held earlier this year in New Braunfels department has two DARE officers who visit some schools in the county They are stretched pretty Clifton said He said children in schools in the county would be exposed to more drug education if the county had its own officer He added that since the New Braunfels officers do not patrol the unincorporated areas of the county the DARE officers who go to the schools do not have a repartee with the the way a Sheriffs Department officer would Clifton said the crime prevention officer is also very much needed The officers duties would include setting up Neighborhood Watch groups making presentations to neighborhood groups and doing home security inspections We have needed that for a Clifton said It would be wonderful to have someone do it full time There is a lot there you can The Commissioners Court will have to make a for mal vote expressing the countys intent to fund the two positions after the grants expire in three years The item is expected to be on next weeks agenda An official with Laidlaw Waste Management yesterday respond ed to local and San Antonio media reports which indicated that household hazardous wastes collected by the firm would be burned in cement kilns by saying those reports were misleading It is possible thatwaste collected in Comal County could end up in a kiln somewhere but that is something that is not said Gary Pearson director of public affairs for Laidlaws midwest region We far exceed all Environmental Protection Agency EPA guidelines and we audit these facilities on a regular basis We exceed the values set by the Pearson said that he was afraid that becoming distorted by the reports good in this project far exceeds anything bad you could make of he said Im afraid this project could get lost in all this The alternatives scare me people keeping their waste and disposing of it any way they can and youre Comal County in a recharge A meeting of the Household Haz ardous Waste Board will be held at 9 Monday The board consists of representatives of both the county and city The information concerning the the possibility of using the waste for rules was in the request for proposal for the project said assistant New Braunfels Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn project manager for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection site Friesenhahn said 30 to 40 percent of the waste collected could end up being burned in cement kilns across the state and nation However the agreement states the waste cannot be brought back to New Braunfels Friesenhahn said the positive aspects of the agreement far outweigh the neg ative The positive point is that it will help dispose of chemicals in a more environmentally safe he now it ends up in landfills or in peoples back yards That is one thing we are trying to It is a very positive move that this community is he explained Wall sets sights on sharing Spirit of 76 beliefs By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Ifa nation expects to be ignorant and free It expects what never was and never will Thomas Jefferson New Bmunfels resident Ralph Wall is doing his part to combat ignorance and to educate cit izens about what he believes were the intentions of the founding fathers of this country Wall has started The Spirit of 76 an organi zation currently made up of people from New Braunfels who believe the God who gave us life gave ui The group is currently working to find a loca tion and funds to start a museum theater library etc in New Braunfels in order to educate people about American history The current location being discussed is the Lower Colorado River Authority building on Landa Street Wall hopes the Spirit of 76 will help strength en the country by educating people as to what the founding fathers believed and what basic docu ments teach Ive been concerned about the direction of the government for a long time And whats hap pening is not what our founding fathers envi said Wall Weve strayed from that a long way and the government is involved in many things the found ing fathers never he said Wall said examples of these things include education welfare etc The statement about separation of church and state is not in the he said Most people dont even know that The first half of the First Amendment says Congress shall make no laws concerning the establishment of a religion or the free practice thereof The man who wrote that was Fisher Ames Fisher Ames also said the Bible should be the No 1 textbook in the said Walls Did he know what he was talking about Benjamin Rush said If we take the Bible out of schools we will waste much time and money punishing Were a historical group We are based on religious principles according to what the found ing fathers said Wall Were here to point out what the founding fathers said about religion and morality which is a We have no new problem and thats why we need to study history the answers are there and theyve been there for a long said Wall We need to know what our heritage is and what our founding filbert he said Wall who is also a western artist nid some of his work may be displayed in the museum hit that will not be a primary use of the building Wall got his stan in advertising in Oklahoma City He then worked in Houston u a commercial artist He said he developed an Interest in Witory and researched the Plains Indians My interest in history spilled over to an interest in he said Watching whats going on now is something thats I hard to watch I dont want Ralph Wall to see our country Wall has shown nil work all over the world including Germany He hai also had a piece reproduced by the Franklin Mint is a member of Whos Who in American Art and won a gold medal in the Texai Ranger Hill of Fame Wall ii married to Marcla Wall who is the director of the New Braunfeli Christian Academy His daughter is Stephanie Powell President of the Republican Womens club and wife of Mark Powell He hii two Frunk who lives in Iowa and Eric who IIvei In Houston Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 158 1227 36 Jackpot million
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