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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY American f 0yearofcfs capture District 31 North crown Page 6 50 GENTS COUNTDOWN 267 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March NewBraunfels Herald 14 pages in one section Thursday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of RUBEN VALDEZ Vol 142 No 165 Inside Texas Sports Crime The River conditions Quadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ruben Valdez Sean Anthony Fitzsim mons Lonie Soell Lillie Hartwick Christine Kivlin Jody Spreen Caroline C Manus John David Smith Lau ra Beene Offices to close for holiday observance In observance of the Fourth of July holiday the NewBraunfels HeraldZeitung will be closed Monday Normal hours will resume Tuesday July 5 Also city county and state government offices will be closed Monday as well as the Post Office All banks are scheduled to be closed also City trash pickup will begin at 5 Monday due to the hot weather Early retail advertising dead lines for the HeraldZeitung are tomorrow at noon for Tuesdays edition tomorrow at 3 9clas sified 1 for the Advisor and tomorrow at 5 for Wednesdays HeraldZeitung Deadlines for the Tuesday edition for news are Friday at 5 No other changes are scheduled for news deadlines Conservation Society calendar available The New Braunfels Conserva tion Societys Limited Edition 1995 pictorial Sesquicentennial Calendar is now available in the Forke Store at Conservation Plaza for tax For more information call 6292943 Aqua aerobics class begin held at Landa The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering aqua aerobics classes again this summer Three monthly sessions are held at 8 Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Olympic Pool in Landa Park Call Nadya Lehmann at 6259295 The Senior Center is also offer ing ongoing aqua aerobics class es Scheduled classes are from to and to Tuesday and Thurs day call Nadya Lehmann at 625 9295 for information Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites its readers to submit items to Stammlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Siammlisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 79 2830 4950 million jackpot TEXBS LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Cause of 135 accident still unknown By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor New Braunfels police arc continuing the inves tigation into the car wreck on Interstate 35 Tues day that Wiled a Thomdalc couple However they still do not know what caused the driver of the Toyota to swerve across the median of the highway and smash into the Quick driven by the Thomdale couple Jenny Wang who was driving from her home in Austin to San Antonio to meet friends on her birthday does not remember anything about the accident Driver of Toyota cannot remember accident She has been released from McKenna Hospital and is home in Austin She remembers leaving Austin and driving but she remembers nothing about the accident at said Lieutenant John Wommack That is not unusual in this kind of traumatic Wommack said everyone in the Buick was related to one another The thrccand sixyearold girls were with their grandparents and great grandparents The deceased couple were the childrens grand parents Theodore Wcsterman 64 and his wife Doris 56 of Thomdale The childrens greatgrandparents remain hos pitalized Edna Arldt 79 of Giddings is in fair guarded condition at University Hospital in San Antonio Her husband Erwin Arldt 81 is at McKenna Hospital in good condition Sixyearold Ashley Wcsterman of Lafayette Louisiana is at University Hospital Her condition is not known at press time Her sister Brittany Westerman was uninjured in the accident Jesus Guillen 37 of Dallas the driver of a pickup truck involved in the accident has been released from McKenna Hospital Kandi Clanccy 26 of New Braunfels driver of another pickup truck involved in the wreck was uninjured The wreck occurred at Tuesday on Interstate 35 about a mile south of Walnut Street when Wangs car veered from the southbound lanes across the median and struck the Wester mans Buick which was driving north in the left lane Cooling off at Landa Park pool HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Ashley Demasco swimming Instructor at Landa Park pool removes the support of her hands from the back of one of her pupils to allow her to float on her back during swim lessons held yesterday Landa Park pool as well as the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers have been popular heatbeaters for local citizens as temperatures continue to hover around the 100degree mark while Texas temperatures heat up By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it so goes the old saying People arc talking about the heat now especially when tempera tures are pushing past the century mark the way they have the this past week Temperatures have soared past the 100degree line recently well above the norm for June say the people at the National Weather Service The high thus far was 102 recorded on Friday June 24 but temperatures also hit 100 degrees on Saturday and this past Tuesday Officials at the weather service predict the trend to continue although brief spotty showers could provide relief to a lucky few Hot temperatures affect people whether they are indoors or outdoors One of the key issues that always comes up are utility bills especially air conditioning Peoples bills go up and it puts a demand on said Glenn Leineweber of New Braunfels Utilities of the high temperatures Weve found through years of study that just raising the thermostat when you leave is better than shutting it off Air conditioners account for 50 to 60 percent of the util ity bill during this part of the year He said shutting the system off creates a huge demand on the compressor when people get home ai 5 or 6 This increase usage ends up costing people more than running the air condi tioner during the day on a slow cycle and cooling the house a little Leineweber also suggested ceiling fans do save mon ey and help circulate air with the air conditioner Decreased use of ovens or ranges is also a simple way to save Bill Tepe of NBU said August traditionally has the most water usage about million gallons a day on average He said that the highest reading last year came on a day in September million gallons He added that July and September traditionally outpace June in water usage People with plants around the house know they have to water Weston of the Plant Haus said most of the common variety of plants are tropical in nature and are used to the heat That doesnt mean the plants dont need water The best time to water is early in the he said Dont wait until late in the Pacharzina said even in the shade some plants appear to wilt even though they are simply conserving water Watering in the morning helps plants conserve that water during the heat of the day Youth recovering after 70foot fall from river cliff By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A New Braunfels teenager who fell from a cliff on the Guadalupe River last week is recovering well according to his father Dennis Ryan Ray 17 is doing fine said Dr Dennis R Ray a doctor in New Braunfels Ray said his son will be in the hospital for a couple of weeks and it is too early to tell what the extent of the injuries will be Dennis Ray Jr fell 70 feet from a cliff near the Bungy Jump Site on Edwards Boulevard at the Guadalupe River He waited 10 hours before help arrived In initial interviews Battalion Chief John Herber of the New Braunfels Police Department said officials did not know whether or Dennis Ray Jr was at the cliffs with friends when the accident happened Dr Ray said he could not answer whether or not his son was with friends because his son has not yet regained his memories of the incident The teen was discovered by rafters who were traveling down the river on Saturday According to reports the river rafters asked the teenager if he was OK and received a negative response The rafters then called 911 and paramedics from the New Braun fels Police Department arrived on the scene The AirLife helicopter was called to the scene and the man was to a San Antonio hospital Today Show coming to Schlitterbahn Friday Live segment to feature parks newest attraction From staff reports The Today Show is scheduled to broadcast a live segment on the worlds first uphill water coaster from Schlit terbahn Waterpark on Friday July 1 Andy Pargh the Gadget will ride Schlitterbahns Dragon Blaster uphill water coaster during his feature on new amusement park attractions The show is seen between 7 and 9 by approximately six mil lion people nationwide Today show fans are invited to watch the filming in the Surfenburg section of the park where the Dragon Blaster is located There will be no charge for admis sion to the Surfenburg section of the park between 7 and 9 on Friday July saidTerri G Adams Schlitterbahns general manager We will have all of the attractions in the Surfenburg section open at that time so guests can play in Surfenburg and Today Show When Friday July 1 from 7 to 9 Where Schlitterbahns Surfenburg section on Union St What Today Show live broadcast watch the Today show filming We will close Surfenburg at 9 to pre pare for our normal 10 Adams added Schlitterbahns Dragon Blaster is being hailed as one of the most creative new ideas to hit the water park market It is the first ride to move people up hill on water It was created by Water Ride Concepts and New Braunfels General Store sister companies of Schjitter bahn Schlitterbahns 25acre Surfenburg section is located in Union Street in New Braunfels City officials vow to keep eye on Landa Park traffic By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels officials said they will do everything they can to make Landa Park safe this July 4 weekend since the barricades going into the park will not be in place on Landa Park Drive The New Braunfels City Council voted this week to move the barricades from the current location on Landa Park Drive to Playground Drive The decision was made Monday and will go into effect July 4 weekend Sgt Mac MacEachern with the New Braunfels Police Department said his concern is public safety Police department continues to study alternative routes through Landa Park as new system moves into place 1 voiced my opinion I believe this having the barricades on Landa Park Drive was the best of the compro he said However he said he will work with the new system and he does not expect it will require officers who are needed in other areas of town this weekend MacEachern said the police depart ment has continued studying alterna tives to route traffic through the park Stop signs are expected to be erected in the park this week The new stop signs will be located at the intersections of Landa Park Drive and Monument Drive on Landa Park Drive near the Train Station and at the intersection of Landa Park Drive and Aquatic Circle City Parks Director David Whatley said he also will work with the new system We received our marching orders and we will do everything we can to make the barricade situation said Whatley Whatley said that more than people are in the park during summer weekends He explained that Landa Park is unique because its roads are used by both park users and people trying to get from one end of the town to another The barricades have been in the park since 1981 Whatley said he expects some people will be confused this weekend when the barricades arc moved The issue of barricading parks is not I have never seen a park area crisscrossed by so many David Whatley City Parks Rec Director unusual Whatley said many other parks in the state use barricades Its not an unusual issue However I have never seen a small park area crisscrossed by so maby he said For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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