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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Canyon players sign letters of intent to play college ball Page 6 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 47 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 187 2627 E L PASO TX 7990 12 Pages in one section Thursday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of CRISTINA TALCOTt I 143 No 58 Inside Arts Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Cristina Tal cott and Mary Lopez AARP offers help with taxes AARP Tax Aid will begin Feb 1 and continue through April 15 except for Feb 20 Help is available at the public library Tuesday noon to Thursday from 10 to 1 and Saturday 10 to 1 Senior Citizens Center Monday from 8 to noon Wednesday from 1 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 1 and the Canyon Lake Action Center Wednesday from 1 to 4 and Saturday from 9 to noon Bring your 1993 return and 1994 information Texas scholarships The Comal County Club will offer several scholarships to students who will attend Texas in the fall If you will be a freshman at in the fall and are a resident of Comal County you may be eligible For an application and more information see your high school counselor or call 6297585 Booths available for citywide garage sale The second annual CityWide Garage Sale sponsored by the Chil drens Museum in New Braunfels is sure to be bigger and better than last year Come to buy browse or rent a booth for yourself or your organi zation Booth rental is for one and for each additional on a first come first served basis The sale date is March 5 from 10 to 4 at the Civic Center Sign up for a booth at The Childrens Muse um If you would like to donate goods or volunteer to work call 6200939 Time capsule items sought Members of the community are encouraged to begin selecting items to be included in a time capsule which will be buried in commemo ration of the Sesquicentennial year Submissions must be of paper ori gin photographs letters doc Submissions must either fit in a 9x12 or envelope Costs for submitting envelopes for inclusion in the time capsule are and respectively i Deadline is Sept 1 1995 Sub niissions and payments can be made at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office 390 S Seguin The capsule will be buried at the Civic Center for 50 years The winning numbers Lotto Texas 1926 2931 3241 million jackpot LOTTEflV Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Siainmiisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slumniisch represents a sitting place far members of the community to gather and sluire the days happenings We invite you to share HeraWZertung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Lenny and Susan Freund with their twins Kayla and Kyle oldest daughter Krlstl and their triplets Gregory Kevin and Thomas A Fox HOUSE New Schlitterbahn food services director has his hands full By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND StaffWriter Its moving day Lenny Fre und the new food services direc tor at Schlitterbahn moves from Allentown Pa to New Braunfels Along with Lenny come his wife Susan and fiveyearold daughter Kristi and 15monthold twins Kyle and Kayla AND three yearold TRIPLETS Gregory Kevin and Thomas Susan carries out the awesome task of caring for all of the kids by herself She tries to keep them said Freund because if you dont theyll keep you Believe it or not times are a little less hectic now than they used to be for the Freunds When the twins were newborns and the triplets were younger five kids were in diapers at once It seemed like all of my paycheck went into said Freund The triplets were a real chal lenge as infants said Freund They were small so they needed to eat a he said but they could only eat a little at a For a while Lenny and Susans lives were consumed with feed ing hungry babies Then theres the problem of three crying little ones in the mid dle of the night Susan takes one 1 take the who takes that third one said Freund Freund brings a wealth of expe rience to Schlitterbahn He direct ed food services at Domey Park Wild Water Kingdom in Allen town for ten years before joining Schlitterbahn Fruends first job out of college was at the Worlds Fair in Knoxville Tenn Freund is settling into Schlit terbahn comfortably Terri Adams the general manager and the Henrys have been so accom he said you couldnt ask for The family is equally enthusi astic about New Braunfels Its a great place to raise kids that was a big factor in coming he said Hearing to focus on school books By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The public as well as admistrators and teachers from 11 area school districts will have the opportunity to review textbooks for next year tonight The Comal Independent School District will host the event at Canyon High School beginning at and running until Carol Hall Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at CISD said 16 publishing companies will present sessions on their textbooks Each of these textbooks has been approved by the state and now must be chosen by the individual districts This list has been approved by the State Board of said Hall noting that districts have a choice as to which ones to finally pick One subject that is once again up for approval are the health books where the area of sex education has always proven controversial Last year the state did not offer any health textbooks This year after the textbooks under went changes theyre up for approval said Hall who said districts can choose between health textbooks this year The state offers the first avenue for approval followed by administrators who then bring their recommendations to the school board Hall said some books are thrown out before they ever reach this level An environmental science textbook was denied at the state level due to complaints from some agricultural interests that claimed parts of the book criticized aspects of farming as being harmful to the envi ronment Weinman files suit against Reimer NBU commits to project By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees last week voted unanimously to go for bids on a new water stor age tank and pipe extension to be built on Highway 46 West The new tanks estimated cost will be Thats just a ballpark figure it depends on what the bids turn out to said Roger Biggers of NBU The new tank will be funded entirely on NBU revenues from user fees no bond will be issued The project is needed to supply the increasing demand for water due to development in the Oak Run area said Biggers The loss of service in the event of a break in the line will be over a much smaller he said The added water pressure the new tank creates will increase the flow available to fire fighters in case of need The exact site for the new tank has yet to be chosen but it will be in the area of Highway 46 Hueco Springs Road and Mission Valley Road The proposed design will be a ball on a closed he said In other business NBU trustees raised General Man ager Paula Difonzos salary to By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Anarae Weinman an alleged rape victim who has criticized the handling of her case has gone a step further and filed a civil law suit against District Attor ney Bill Reimer The suit claims negli gence defamation of char acter libel and slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress It does not specify damages and Reimer is sued both as an individual and in his official capacity as district attorney for the county state and city making the county state and city defendants as well Reimer declined to com ment for this article Wein mans attorney Peter Bale ga of San Antonio also refused to comment on the record Weinman claims she was raped by her New Years date Jan 1 1994 but the case was never prosecuted When Weinman telephoned Reimer and demanded to know why he would not prosecute her alleged attacker Reimer told her she should be ashamed of herself and hung up on her according to the peti tion filed with the 22nd Dis trict Court Wednesday Since then Weinman has gone public with her criti cism of Reimer landing first on the pages of the HeraldZeitung and also on radio televisionand most recently in the November issue of Glam our magazine The lawsuit claims Reimer was negligent in releasing to the media Weinmans confidential medical records from her examination at McKenna Memorial Hospital after the alleged attack She claims defamation of character due to quotes attributed to Reimer in the HeraldZeitung and other publications and letters he wrote to the editor of the HeraldZeitung which portrayed her as promiscu ous untruthful and of dis reputable character Letters to the editor of the Herald Zeitung and other com ments made by Reimer allegedly were untrue libelous and intentionally inflicted emotional distress according to the lawsuit Comments attributed to Reimer and excerpts from Reimers letters mentioned in the lawsuit include call ing her case A bunch of and stating we do not perceive her as a vic tim but as someone who is bringing a false No hearing has been set and the lawsuit has not been assigned to a court yet It could be assigned to any of the three district courts whose jurisdiction includes Comal County Besserung Award a fitting tribute for a life of service By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer He is one of those people One of those people often seen around town mainly because he is involved in so many things For this involvement with the com munity Dennis Heitkamp was given the Besserung award from the Chamber of Commerce last week at its annual banquet The award annually goes to a person who provides a significant contribu tion to the community through civic Heitkamps civic involvement is indeed significant United Way Mid Texas Symphony Heritage Society Historic Museums Association New Braunfels Conservation Society Lions Club Wurstfest and so on He has served as officer in all of these and more But why Its my hometown I always planned on coming he said I felt I should get involved give some thing back I guess I had to Military service took Heitkamp away from New Braunfels for 27 years including a tour in Vietnam where he flew more than sorties He received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with eight oakleaf clusters the Legion of Merit and even tually retired from Air Force with the rank of Colonel in 1983 A year of retirement working on the ranch pushed Heitkamp into more community activities That and his wife Jackie who he says has been more involved than he She actually started before I he said Both of us enjoy that kind of thing 1 think thats an important Having a partner who is involved helps So does having children who have grown up and moved away allowing more time New Braunfels has a lot of retired people Sometimes I hear there is noth ing for me to said Heitkamp who is now a vice president at Texas Com merce Bank Well there are so many things to do You can meet so many great He and Jackie are currently serving as Chairpersons of the Folkfest for 1995 and also the Heritage exhibit As chairman of the Sesquicentennial Finance Committee he recently helped raise well above the goal And the list goes on Once you tried it getting it becomes addictive Its really not work but social in a sense because you meet great he said I guess what it comes down to is fun I enjoy Dennis Heitkamp accepts the Besserung Award from Bill Morton Family of burned child needs financial help By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Joe Anthony Agulrre Is hospitalized with serious burns Fiveyearold Joe Anthony Aguirre of New Braunfels has a hard road ahead of him His face arms and hands have recently been burned in an accident His friends were playing with gasoline they splashed it on him and it ignited changing his life forever Joe and his family need the help of their friends and neigh bors in New Braunfels He is in Brooke Army Medical Cen ter for treatment hell probably be there for three months undergoing painful skin grafts Then hell have to return periodically for more surgery for years to come Joes parents are Reynaldo and Angie Aguirre His grand parents are Richard and Julia Aguirre and Ramon and Fer minia Espinoza AH are from New Braunfels Insurance pays for some of Joes medical expenses but not all His family is saddled with added burdens Frequent cost ly trips back and forth to San Antonio Hospital stays Lost income from the time spent with Joe in the hospital A fund has been established at the Bank of America to help Joe and his family Donations can be sent to Barik of Amer ica 501 Landa Street New Braunfels TexasT8130 account number 345209941 Donations of items to help brighten Joes stay in the hos pital are also 6060612 For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144   

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