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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY golfers converge on city for annual Golf Fest at Landa 8A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 334 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March March New Braunfels HeraldZeitu YANfiQ 1 Inside Texas Church Sports Archives The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to MeridUh War ren Alan CabaUero Francisco Jesus Munoz TA William David Biedermann BUI George Char lie R Smith Happy Anniversary to Courtney Irene Hale 55 years New sign to be erected at NB Factory Stores New Braunfels Factory Stores formerly New Braunfels Mill Store Plaza will welcome a new 16 x 30 pylon sign at the main along Highway 81 A special dedication ceremony will be held today at 3 The dedication is to culminate the name transition from Mill Store Plaza to New Braunfels Factory Stores New Braunfels Factory Stores is owned and operated by Charter Oak Partners an affiliate of Roth schild Realty which also owns and operates seven other centers with four additional cen ters under development CCHFHtohost groundbreaking The Comal County Habitat For Humanity will have a ground breaking ceremony at the con struction sight of their first home located at 951 Lipan on Sunday at 3 Volunteer builders will be signed up at the ceremony and crews will be formed for the vari ous stages of construction For more information call 6257005 or 8857357 McKenna to host groundbreaking event McKenna Memorial Hospital will conduct a brief standup groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the initiation of the new medical office building construction on Monday April 25 at adjacent to the Garza St classroom The new medical office build ing is a foot med ical complex being constructed across the street from the hospi tal The facility will be occupant ready by December 1994 Canyon FFA Boosters to sponsor dance Canyon FFA Booster Club is sponsoring a dance at Eagles Hall on 257 E South St across from Pats Place on Saturday April 23 from to The Eagles want to urge the public and all FFA 4H mem bers to come out and support this fundraising event The band Shadows of South will play Top 40 country western rock and traditional country western For more information call 6257243 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 the days hap penings We invite you to share with Growth at CISD could spell bond issue By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Growth is nothing new to Comal County or the Comal Independent School District The CISD Board of Trustees heard the basics of a report Thursday night ftom the LongRange Facilities Study Committee that said permanent new build ings within a longrange plan were the best meth ods to deal with the population growth and that a bond issue was the best way for pay for it The committee made up of various persons in the district went to numerous public forums and surveyed people The overwhelming choice was to build new facilities followed by use of tem porary classrooms and yearround multitrack schools third Committee reports findings to board The committee used growth projections from a consultant in Austin that said over students will attend the district by the year 2000 The CISD has grown from students in 198889 to this year a 30 percent increase Robert Loop chairman of the committee showed a slide with growth projections at each school and their capacity based on current enroll ment and estimated enrollment by 2000 if no schools were added or attendance zones changed This committee came to the consensus that building permanent facilities was the preferred method for solving our facilities needs through the year Loop told the board Officials with Barnes Architects who were under contract to develop a master plan present ed their plan The plan called for organizing cam puses into elementary Early Childhood intermediate middle 78th and high schools each with maximum size stan dards Longrange plans for building included three intermediate schools and a middle school and additions to Canyon MS Canyon HS Smithson Valley HS and Frazier Elementary Each of these building projects would start based on when existing schools meet their capacity levels The committee believes that a bond issue is necessary to fund the facilities required for the growth in he said million worth of new facilities and upgrades could be proposed over the next six years However this districts bond expert has explained to us that due to legal limits on bonded indebtedness this list should be cut to approximately Committee members Bill Smith Becky Krueger Sylvia Benitez and Fred Lamprecht each spoke to the board as did Jay Barnes an edu cation consultant urging the board to consider growth and the plan to deal with it Board members thanked the committee for their work and agreed to read the plan draft The board decided to address the plan and consider possible courses of direction in next Thursdays regular meeting Car show swap meet on tap Special service held at Randolph for fallen airman HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH From teft Fred Wlllard Dave Keeler Kathy Meurln and Barney Calbert display the Tshirts that will be for sale at the annual Rotary Car Show Swap Meet which gets underway today at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common St The swap meet will take place throughout the weekend while the truck show takes place Saturday and the car show on Sunday Stricken former president lapses into deep coma By TIM SULUVAN Associated Press Writer NEW YORK AP Richard Nixon lay near death in a deep coma today three days after suffering a stroke Two Marine sergeants arrived at the hospital on Thursday ready to serve as the former presidents honor guard if he should die His condition has deteriorated Hes in a very deep Kathy Robinson a spokeswoman for New York Hospi talCornell Medical Center said late Thursday Hospital officials announced earlier in the day that the 81yearold Nixon had slipped into unconsciousness after developing swelling of the brain a potentially deadly complication of the stroke he suffered on Monday Doctors sometimes try to reduce such swelling by using a respirator to speed up breathing but Nixon was not on a respirator and news reports said he had left instructions that he not be resuscitated Kathy OConnor a Nixon spokes woman confirmed he has a living will but she would not discuss it Nixons doctors and aides would not discuss his treatment or condition in detail But other doctors said the coma sharply reduced his chances of survival Special from the Wlngspread Randolph Air Force Base A memorial service was held Thurs day in Chapel 1 at Randolph Air Force Base for Air Force 1 st Lt Laura Ash ley Piper one of 26 people killed April 14 when Air Force jets accidentally shot down two Army helicopters over northern Iraq Piper 25 a 1992 graduate of the Air Force Academy is the daughter of retired Air Force Col Danny Piper and his wife Joan of San Antonio She was assigned to Ramstein AB Ger many and was on temporary duty in Turkey before her flight over Iraq Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall was among the more than 300 people attending Thursdays memorial ser vice During the service Widnall spoke of Pipers public service to the Air Force and to the nation For Laura there was no more noble profession than to serve beneath the Air Force seal and the American flag They symbolized her clarity of pur pose a stable world order where free dom would flour she said Lieutenant Laura Piper was wise beyond her years In a brief shining life she was in the words of Walter Lipp man the custodian of a nations Photo courtesy of the Wingspread IstLt Laura Piper ideals of the beliefs it cherishes of its permanent Defender peace maker peacekeeper humanitarian There is no more meaningful At the end of her remarks Widnall announced Pipers posthumous promo tion to first lieutenant For Laura there was no more noble pro fession than to serve beneath the Air Force seal and the American Sheila Widnall and presented to her Air Force Secretary family Pipers Defense Meritorious Service Medal A funeral service will be at 9 Saturday in the Air Force Academy Protestant Cadet Chapel with inter ment in the academy cemetery Second Household HazWas day on tap By JENNIFER ROMP EL Staff Writer New Braunfels and Comal County officials are encour aging residents to bring items to the Household Haz ardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday The collection will be held from 9 to 3 behind Fire Station No 2 on Loop 337 in New Braunfels The event is sponsored by the city of New Braunfels and Comal County Everything is going real well All the preparations that can be done have been said Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn project manager Representatives ftom Laidlaw Environmental Services will arrive Friday and will begin setting up for the event according to Friesenhahn The last Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day was held in December It was also conducted by Laidlaw Environmental Services Officials were pleased with the collections results A large turnout is expected for this weekends collection especially since tires will also be accepted We are anticipating a lot of people We have had many inquiries especially since tires will be collected We hope to have a large said Friesenhahn Limited funds are available for the collection If the amount of waste collected exceeds the amount allowed for the funding the collection will end early Let me do my job Commissioners vote to allow treasurer to make investment decisions By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Several items highlighted the Thursday agenda of the Comal County Commissioners court Among the biggest included a plea by County Treasure Bart Bartholomew to basi cally let me and my staff do the job we were hired to The court voted to allow the county trea surer to make investment decisions into trea sury bills and discount notes instead of sim ply putting money into TEXPOOL an invest ment service for public funds run through the State Treasury I can do better having Tbills and dis count notes he said Staying in a public funding pool is not a safe place to Bartholomew said he is currently limited by investment restrictions with TEXPOOL that could cost the county money He said current returns would be 99 cents on the dollar and would cost the county mon ey Youre not going to get your funds back if you leave it in he said He said TEXPOOL is not guaranteed by the state is not regulated by the Securities Bart Bartholomew Exchange Commission and not rated by any service Judge Carter Casteel said it makes sense for the treasurer to be able to move money around The court instructed the treasurer and county auditor to come up with an investment allocation plan to present to the court In other action the court approved a deputy sheriff to be placed at Smithson Valley high school and middle school There is currently one deputy who splits time between the two School officials said the deputies are need ed to help stave off the gang influence Smithson Valley principal Joe Rogers said school officials are seeing an influence of gangs from San Antonio as people move north into the district He said the problem is small in the CISD but they need officers to prevent the emer gence of wannabe He is not there as an intimidating he said He is there as a The court approved the positions which would total for the two officers with possible funding through the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force Students feel said Dr Patrick Hol lis principal at SVMS Parents like to know there children are The court also adopted an affirmative action program and equal employment oppor tunity plan for county hiring The county needed to adopt the plan to conform with regulations from federal gov ernment grants such a million through the Texas Narcotics Control Plan If we do not adopt the EEO plan we lose that million said Judge Casteel We have already done the right things in terms of luring 1 feel we arc comfortable in our com Commissioner Craigmile raised a ques tion of legality saving that this could open the way for reverse discrimination lawsuits as happened in Beaumont he said See Page 24 for Earth Day tips and local activities held in observance of Earth Day   

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