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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY District track meet scheduled to begin today at Scfieitz R8 SO CENTS COUHTDOWNi 342 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March March NewBraunfels Herald J4 Pages in one section April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ROBERT M CRUZ Vol 142 No 110 Inside Texas briefs 2 Obituaries Opinion 4 Comics 5 t Sporti Downtown Dfsoovery Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Robert M Cruz Theresa Mancha Jesse Montanez Adam Castilleja Barbara Hand Justin Herbelln Kristy Scheel Neal Kearny Gerry Kttnk Har vey Nelson Hannah Rowald Esther Ruppel Kenneth J Field er Harry L Zoeller Fountain dedication set for Saturday A ceremony to rededicate the Main Plaza fountain will take place Saturday April 16 at 10 on the Main Plaza Mrs Lunelle Anderson of Preservation Texas and Texas Historical Commission will be the keynote speaker and a bronze plaque documenting the foun tains restoration and honoring major donors will be unveiled All New Braunfels citizens are encouraged to attend For more information call 6082100 Music study club to meet today The New Braunfels Music Study Club TFMC NFMC will be having the April meeting this evening at at the Seele Parish House Auditorium Featured will be a program on dance including ballet and tap A second important feature will be the final presentation of the clubs study book on the life of Johannes Brahms This will be presented by Susan Deschner member American Legion Post 179 Amateur Chili CookOff The American Legion Post 179 will sonsorthe second Amateur Chili CookOff fundraiser Sunday April 24 at 410 W Coll Street Individuals or companies whish ing to enter a cooking team may contact the American Legion at 6250179 after 3 Tuesday through Saturday Public is invited to attend for tasting No charge for entering the grounds A chili cooks dance is scheduled for Saturday night April 23 Class of 42 to meet today at Krauses The New Braunfels senior class of 1942 will meet at Krauses Cafe today The meet ing will stan at For more information call 625 3837 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share At days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Ttmt 3940 4450 JlOmlon LOTTERY Krueger named ambassador to Burundi By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor New Braunfels native son Bob Krueger will be heading to a global flash point if a Senate subcommittee confirms his appointment as ambassador to Burundi President Bill Clinton announced yesterday that he has chosen Krueger 57 to fill the vacant post in the troubled central African country I am hoping we will get an early hearing in front of the African Affairs subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Krueger said I want to be on the job My wife and 1 really look upon this as a great opportuni ty for public Burundi borders Rwanda which has been thrown into bloody civil war after its president died in a plane crash last week The president of Burundi was also killed in that crash but the sit uation in Burundi has not deteriorated as it has in Rwanda Native son heading for troubled nation It is certainly more stable than Krueger said Burundi is a densely populated mountain ous country of six million people and is about the size of Massachusetts The country is large ly agricultural with coffee and tea as its main exports It is also along with Rwanda the only remaining home of the endangered mountain gorilla popularized by the late Diane Fosseys book Gorillas in the which was later made into a movie Krueger said his daughters love wildlife and he thinks they will be excited about the move He said he does not think he will be moving his fam ily into a dangerous situation It is a fledgling democracy They just had first free elections last year Then their president was assassinated last October In the plane crash last Wednesday they lost their sec ond president It is a coun try trying to develop demo cratic institutions The rival groups are trying to work towards a stable Krueger said As the worlds oldest continuing democracy we are being looked to by the Burundi government for help in its transition to B The country is divided Bob Krue9er among three main ethnic groups the Hutus who make up 85 percent of the population the Tutsi and Twa pygmies who make up 14 per cent and one percent of the population respec tively The country was a German colony until the end of World War I when it became a colony of Belgium French is widely spoken there Krueger speaks French Burundi has been independent since 1962 Krueger said he has never been to Burundi but he travelled in the region twice with his parents in the1960s and 70s visiting neigh boring Kenya Zimbabwe Tanzania and Ugan da I am sure it will have changed a great since he said of African know who has been there says it is beautiful and the people are wonderful They call it the Switzerland of Krueger has served in the past as Sena tor Congressman Ambassaclcv ai Large and Coordinator for Mexican Texas Railroad Commissioner a university dean and a chief executive officer of a manu facturing business Krueger was bom in New Braunfels where he still lives with his wife Kathleen and daughters Mariana and Sarah ages four and five Five injured in accident Double homicide investigated in Guadalupe County HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Emergency medial technicians secure Geanne Taylor In a stretcher before transporting her to McKenna Memorial Hospital yesterday after a twovehicle collision on FM 2673 No serious injuries suffered in morning accident By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Guadalupe County sheriffs deputies are investigating a double homicide that occurred Wednesdaynight In Mar ion Jonathan Russell 13 and Maria Russell 54 were found dead by Guadalupe County sheriffs deputies The two victims were found in the garage of their home on Old Marion Road just one mile north of the city of Marion Officers are searching for Alberto Russell 23 the brother of Jonathan Russell Alberto Russell is suspected to be in the New Braunfels area According to officials deputies received a call at from a neighbor of the victims who reported that shots were fired inside the resi dence Upon arrival deputies found the two victims in the garage Each had been shot once in the head Casings found at the scene show that the victims had been shot by a 22 magnum Officials said Jonathan Russell was taken by AirLife to a hospital in San Suspect could be in New Braunfels officials say Antonio He was pronounced dead on afflvalrMBria Russell was pronounced dead at thej scene of the incident Officials said a witness saw a fami ly member leave the house after h incident The suspect was u 1987 Ford Bronco The vehicle was later found at a convenience store on San Antonio street in New Braunfels It was found by New Braunfels police officers who had been notified to look for bofp r victim and the car Officials said they believe the sus pect Alberto Russell is still in the area and he is considered armed and dangerous He is described as being l V pounds He is a Spaniard and he luui afrotype hairstyle Anyone with information should call the local authorities or the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Five people were injured Wednesday morning during a twovehicle accident that occurred on FM 2673 near Old SattlerRoad Geanne Taylor and her 9yearold daughter Lori and Sylvia Zapata and her two 9yearold sons Gabriel and Jere miah were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital following the accident According to officials at the scene none of the injuries were major According to reports the accident occurred at when the two drivers were taking their children to school Reports show Taylor who was driving a 1973 AMC Jeep was headed southeast on FM 2673 and was preparing to make a left turn into a convenience store parking lot A second car drove around the right side of the 1973 Jeep According to officers Zapata who was driving a 1985 Jeep Cherokee did not see Taylors car and collided into the rear of the vehicle Lori Taylor was reported to have a injury to her ankle and Geanne Taylor was reported to have a crushed hand The dri ver and passengers in the second car were reported to have assorted bumps and bruises Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Lindley responded to the accident Deputies from the Comal County Sheriffs Office assisted with traffic control Apparent hostage situation ends in arrest of Seguin man Man allegedly held gun to head of worker One more day Countdown for Tax Day has begun for those who are filing late returns By JENNIFER Staff Writer ROMPEL Taxpayers have just one more day to turn in income tax forms to the Internal Revenue Service Tomorrow is April 15 also known as Tax Day Tax forms must be post marked tomorrow or else they will be considered late Local accountant Ray Schoch sug gested that if anyone has not prepared tax forms by now they should proba bly file an extension According to Schoch taxpayers can get an automatic extension the first time The extension will allow filers to turn in their forms in August The number for the extension form is 4868 Forms are available at the Dit tlinger Memorial Library and the Post Office To avoid a penalty for paying late they should estimate what they should own and attach a check to cover it They should file something so they dont have a late filing penalty People can fill out the form with it showing that nothing is owed and then later they may have to said Schoch Schoch said at this late date asking an accountant to do a tax return may be out of the question He said people should either file an extension or do their taxes themselves However rushing through a tax form can result in more mistakes he said If people file their return now they may be asking for trouble Mistakes are made at this point in he said The IRS certainly has no more reason to examine a taxes because he is asking for an The first extension is automatically allowed However in order to receive a second extension filers much have a reason For those people who are working on returns tomorrow the Post Office will have a drop box in the lobby If returns are in the box by midnight Fri day they will be postmarked April 15 The IRS telephone assistance num bers are as follows recorded tax and refund information18008294477 tax information and notice inquiries 18008291040 referral to problem resolution program 18008291040 and forms and publications orders 1 8008293676 The best time to call is 8 or 3 to By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels Police officers arrest ed a Seguin man Wednesday follow ing an alleged hostage situation that occurred at the New Braunfels Smok er Company on Freiheit Road Floyd Hurst 46 was arrested and charged initially with reckless con duct He allegedly held a loaded gun to the head of an employee at the busi ness According to Lt John Wommack officers were called to the New Braun fels Smoker Company at because a subject with a firearm was either threatening an employee or attempting to commit suicide According to Wommack Hurst was allegedly demanding payment for some construction work that had been done the past The proper people to deal with mak ing the payment were not at the ness and Hurst allegedly pointed the gun at an employee Hurst had allegedly put his gun hack into a briefcase When police arrived they found Hurst outside the business with two other people Wommack said Hurst appeared to be calm when police arrived Hurst was arrested without incident The gun involved in the ingi dent was a 380 automatic According to Wommack employ ees inside the place of business had been moved to one side of the build ing He said those who saw Hurst said he was not combative and he merely indicated that the financial matter would be handled one way or another Wommack said the officers were never informed about whether or not Hurst had pointed the gun at himself However a phone call from someone in the building indicated that the sus pect was allegedly threatening to shcxjt himself if the police came to the scene Hurst was taken to the Comal Coun ty Jail He was released Wednesday on bond Three New Braunfels police officers and an investigator were called to the scene For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846
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