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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY More 20 celebrities to sign autographs af card show See 74 CENTS COUNTDOWN 216 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteaitennlal MareHH YANDELL TX 79903 16 pages in sections Friday Aug Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of DONNY ORTIZ I Vol 142 No 206 Inside Church 6A Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stiimmlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herdd Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Earl Jor don Toraerlin Matt Noble Erie Wayn Koepp Happy 6th Sat Donny Ortiz Maryann Cruz babel Rodriguez Thomas Finder Jr 13 Katie Faust Lousisa Alvarez Dominga Padilla Glo rine Btocker Gerald Carter Carolyn Kilkenny Norman Thiltgen Lonie Achterberg Luisa Young belat Scholarship fund gala on tap Saturday The Comal County Fair Asso ciation scholarship fund gala will be held Saturday Aug 27 with dinner at 7 and dance at 8 at the arts and crafts building at the county fairgrounds on Common St Admission is 15 per person For tickets call 6061000 Geri Games set for Aug The Comal County Area Provi sional League of Women Voters will kick off its second year with a picnic in Landa Park on Thurs day Aug 25 at 7 Members family and friends of the league are invited to bring a potluck dish and lawn chairs to enjoy the concert in the park For more information contact Dariene Hicks at 6295167 Republican Women to open new off ice The New Braunfels Republican Women will hold their headquar ters grand opening ceremony on Aug 31 at at the former Rogers Music Co 354 Guests are welcome Concerned citizens to meet Saturday A meeting of concerned citi zens of Comal County and the city of New Braunfels will be held Saturday Aug 27 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa St Citizens will be able to discuss a wide of variety of topics for which they are concerned Anyone interested may contact Phyllis Schertz at 6091353 1994 Rodeo Queen deadline extended The deadline for entries for the 1994 Rodeo Queen Contest has been extended Those interested in entering can do so by calling Bonnie Byrd at 6252367 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 happen ings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint The stars come out for Gerri Games WfW 4 trjC1 HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON Alfred Erfert of Colonial Manor lets loose on what proved to be a successful pick up of a spare during the bowling competition of the annual Gerrl Games The bowling games were held yesterday at Comal Bowl Erfert said that this marked only the second time In his life to bowl and added that he would have bowled better had It not been foMhe small holes In the ball Seniors s Games By TECLO Staff Writer The 1994 Geri Games kicked off Thursday at Comal Bowl for local seniors competing forprizes in New Braunfels version of the Senior Olympics The games include bowling wheelchair races and team com petitions like volleyball Games Chairperson Iris Bowden said local retirement cen ters Vista Village Eden Heights and nursing homes Colonial Manor Eden Home and Kirkwood Manor are participating in the games Bowden said the games are to build self esteem in New Braun fels older citizens Its a great feeling to be part of she said You get to see their smiles on their faces If people could just see how they respond to Fridays schedule includes dominos and other games at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church beginning at 1 Events on Saturday begin with balloon volleyball at 10 at Canyon Middle School Closing ceremonies are slated for 2 when awards and tro phies will be handed out Bowden said there would be between 75100 participants competing Its time consuming and she said while she gave orders to one of her assistants Bowden then finished her thought by saying But its well worth Bowden invites the public to come out and support the com petitors Earh voting forCESD bond issue starting slow By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Early voting has begun on a million bond issue in the Comal Independent School District and turnout is about as expected district officials say As of yesterday voting was real light only 170 votes over three days CISD Finance Director Abel Campos said Today we basically doubled Campos said 352 votes had been cast thus far In a election in May voters filed early ballots Right now voting is as he said I expect toward the end of early voting things will pick The early voting will continue until Tuesday Sept 6 with the exception of Labor Day Sept 5 at five locations Those locay tions are the CISD Central Office Bulverde Elementary Bill Brown Elementary Comal Elementary and Mountain Valley Elementary The locations are open Monday through Fridayi from 8 to 5 Unlike the Sept 10 election date early voters can vote at any of the five locations regardless of the precinct in which they live On election day however voters must vote in the county precinct listed on their voter registration card The bond would cover the construction of two intermediate schools 5th and 6th one in the Canyon Lake area and one in the Smithson Valley area The old Canyon Middle School would also be converted to a new intermediate school Renovations include seven cafeteria expansions three library1 expansions and mechanical and electrical renovations at seven schools death row inmate reduced sentence Man convicted of killing Canyon Lake woman negotiates reduced life sentence From wire reports Coming Sunday Dont miss Football 94 a com prehensive preview of the 1994 high school football season in Comal County in Sundays edi tion of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Football 94 is a cant miss for local high school football fans who want to know whos who on the gridiron for the Smithson Valley Rangers Canyon Cougars New Braunfels Unicorns and Marion Bulldogs Football 94 is a must read for any local fan Catch it all and more in Sundays HeraldZeitung HoaWZaftung photo by MARK LYON Fire hazard demonstration Bob Reed right and Elroy Frlesenhahn toft of tin New Braunfels Fire Department Illustrate how some household products sold In most grocery stores can be very dan gerous when stored or used Improperly The two presented the demonstration to mem bers of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club yesterday at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center at the clubs regular weekly meeting Reed said that products such as hair spray are highly flammable and contain potentiallydangerous chemicals CARSON CITY Nevada AP Attorneys for a convicted murderer who has been on death row for 17 than any other Nevada prison inmate have negotiated a reduced sentence of life without possible parole 1977 for killing Dariene Joyce Miller 37 a tourist from Canyon Lake who was beaten with a rock and strangled in Las Vegas Teeth marks on her body matched Deutschers bite After years of appeals that reached the Supreme Court twice Deutscher finally won a new penalty hearing Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Mel Harmon who prosecuted Deutscher in 1977 was assigned to the case for the new hearing But he wasnt sure he could convince a jury that Deutscher deserved the death penalty given his poor health Life has not appeared to have treated iim too he said of Deutscher 53 who now uses a wheelchair Hes aged Hes not going to be nearly as sinisterlooking a character as back when we had the When Laura FitzSimmons one of Deutschers attorneys heard Harmon might be willing to negotiate a settlement of the case she contacted him she said Wednesday This could have dragged on she said We decid ed to offer life without and he Harmon accepted Ms FitzSimmons said The agreement should be presented in court soon for approval Deutscher won a new penalty hearing following a February ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Twice before the appeals court had ruled in favor of Deutscher and twice the state took the case to the Supreme Court which over turned the lower court But Chief Deputy Attorney General David Samowski said the state didnt believe it could win again in a third appeal to the Supreme Court Health officials begin push for merchants to post tobacco signs By TECLO Staff Writer State health officials began a renewed push this week to enforce a law which prohibits tobacco product sales to those under 18 years of age All businesses that sell tobacco in Comal County were mailed literature about the law and the penalties for breaking it Patricia Hohertz Texas Department of Health program spe cialist said At this time we are emphasizing the reduction of the sale of tobacco to she said Also sent to stores were large yellow signs stating the law that must be dis played close to where tobacco products are purchased New Braunfels Chief of Police Dick Headen said although his officers will make sure everyone has their signs posted they are not out to muscle or disrespect any local My position is that I have no inter est in sneaking around trying to find businesses who are selling tobacco to Headen said We want to make our business community Headen also said he thought the emphasis of merchants should be the requirement of IDs A look into several local stores sell ing tobacco products showed that most are displaying the signs For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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