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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Canyon take soccer victories See Page 10 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 13 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicenlennial March New Braunfels Herald 410 qbWEST HlCROPUBLXSHIHb 2627 E YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 16 pages in one section Wednesday March Serving Comal County tor more than 143 years Home of ANDREW JAROSZEWSKI Ullg Vol 143 Inside Letters to the Arts Sports The Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Angelita Vela Andrew Jaroszewski Clobie Cayse Jon David Gonzales Glenn Mack Thomas Godley Marsha Caballero Renee Erben Happy Anniversary to Pete Ginger Resales Good afternoon Todays weather Tonight clear and cold Low in the middle 30s Light and variable wind Thursday sunny High in the middle 60s Southeast wind near 10mph Founders Day Prayer Breakfast tickets on sale As part of the 1995 New Braun fels Sesquicentennial Celebra tion the Founders Day Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center on March 21 The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and planned by the Founders Day Religious Activities Committee The citywide ecumenical event will commemorate the founding of New Braunfels on March 21 1845 Internationally known author pastor Dr Bruce Larson will be the keynote speaker Tickets are per person and are on sale at the Chamber Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church St Paul Lutheran Church First Protestant Church and New Braunfels Presbyterian Church For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 625 2385 Parenting With Intimacy set for March 11 at FPC New Braunfels area churches in cooperation with the Center for Marriage Family Intimacy in Austin will present Parenting With at First Protestant Church located at 172 W Coll Street in New Braunfels The semi nar is set for Saturday March 11 The seminar will be led by Dr Paul Warren and Terri Ferguson of the Center for Marriage Fam ily Intimacy Subjects to be explored include making good families better preparation for parenting challenges and providing hope and healing to hurting relation ships Registration is per person and can be done at the FPC office or at any local church office Call 18008818008 for more information Senior Citizens Center plans April fashion show The Comal County Senior Citi zens Center will host a fashion show and luncheon on April 6 at Cost will be per person Tickets are available at the cen ter located at 655 Landa St in New Braunfels This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Discus accident was rare statistics show By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHARL DARNALL Accident on 135 Debra Dawkins of San Antonio driving a 1992 Nissan crashed into a curb on I35 after being distracted in her car Her car after crashing into the curb flipped three times in the median between the interstate and the service road Dawkins an eightyearold girl and another passenger Anita Miller also of San Antonio were injured in the accident and were treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital An accident at a county track meet last week was appar ently a rarity according to what little statistics arc available A local man Hector Aguirrc was struck by a discus during a track meet at Smithson Valley High School He was still listed in critical condition Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center although BAMC personnel would not con firm his condition early Wednesday Aguirrc the father of one of the participants was appar ently watching the competition when he was hit with the dis cus According to witnesses the discus traveled about 100 feet from the circle launching pad and flew off course into the area where spectators arc allowed Ive been in education 44 years and Ive never heard of said SVHS Principal Joe Rogers The University Interscholastic League the governing body for state high school sports keeps statistics on football injuries but not other sports Dr Fred Mueller of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill does keep statistics on what is termed serious or even catastrophic injuries related to discus shot put and javelin for the National Federation of State Associations In the period from 198293 Dr Mueller said he had recorded six of these type accidents related to those events in competition across the United States Itspretty said UIL Athletic Director Charles Breithaupt who said a spectator was killed several years ago from a javelin Thats why we dont have javelin anymore in high Breithaupt said the discus was more dangerous than the shot put The shot put is not as bad because it doesnt slip out of your hand as he said The UIL requires only that a cage be installed behind and partially to the side of the circle The inbounds portion fol lows out of the circle two lines projecting at a 60degree HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Joey Garza a senior at NBHS throws from a discus ring angle from the center Suggested specifications for the cage call for a height of 1012 feet with a 2024foot opening although the UIL states due to the nature of the event it does not assure the safety of the aforementioned Aguirre however was apparently not standing near the more dangerous area near the opening of the circle but down the lines some 100 feet and where he was supposed to be It is recommended that all throwing areas be roped and flagged to ensure the safety of spectators and the UIL booklet states which CISD officials say they Mr Aguirres health that is our first and foremost con said SVHS Athletic Director Larry Hill We just feel terrible that it The discus weighs just more than three pounds and has a diameter of about eight inches in high school boys compe tition It is thrown from a circle most commonly by spin ning the body several times thereby gaining momentum before the toss Area students taking TAAS tests this week By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Students this week are in the process of TAAS tests the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test ing program that each student in Texas public schools must take The TAAS tests are especially important for stu dents in high school who must pass each of the three parts writing reading and mathematics in order to graduate But students do have a total of seven chances from the time they are sophomores to pass the TAAS exit level tests Most of this weeks testing focused on exit level tests for high school students although fourth and eighth graders did take writing tests The majority of testing for grades 38 will come in early May School officials realize the importance of these tests A schools accreditation and some of its fund ing are based in large part on the results After years of changing both the actual test and time of year it is taken the state finally settled on spring testing for all grades Schools are rot supposed to instruct students on how to take the TAAS it is supposed test skills learned through regular classes The individual districts will usually have some sort of general testtaking said Brenda Kohn who monitors the TAAS testing for the CISD students do learn some testtaking strate Kohn said although they cannot teach the test they can help students with things that apply to any test such as the SAT or ACT tests needed to gain entrance to most colleges They learn how to read carefully how to move along steadily through the said Kohn of a few examples She said parents could play the most important role by helping their children to take the test She advised that children get a good nights sleep and have a good meal before the tests Childrens Museum seeks artifacts for display this month The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels would like to have early New Braunfels artifacts to be dis played during its Sesquicentennial exhibit March 15 to Aug 31 The museum will accept loan items for display only but some items are needed for hands on use Items may be replicas of actual historical items such as butter chums butter molds school bells old tools stoves slates maps books lamps clothing anything that early settlers would have used in every day life Call 6200939 if you can help Bunton pushes harder to find a solution to aquifer dispute A federal judge presiding over a lawsuit involving the Edwards Aquifer has promised to invoke all manner of legal weapons at his disposal which could lead to water rationing here and in South Texas as early as this summer To make up for the areas lack of a water plan Senior District Judge Lucius Bunton III on Monday threat ened to revive a controversial ruling that the aquifer is an underground riv er and thus can be regulated Bunton could order the state to insti tute a pumping plan which could restrict farmers and ranchers use of the aquifer which is San Antonios sole water source Bunton presiding in the Sierra Clubs 4yearold Endangered Species Act lawsuit also came down hard on local political factions that have fought plans to limit pumping He called the concept of injecting water into Comal and San Marcos springs to produce artificially high spring flows wasting time and money and categorized as inadequate a three way agreement between the Edwards Medina and Uvalde underground water districts Bunton wants the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Depart ment of Agriculture to compile lists of applicable programs and funds to report on the extent to which federal taxpayer dollars are subsidizing the pumping that causes this He also ordered court monitor Joe Moore to modify by March 31 a plan that could cut San Antonios water 40 percent if the spring levels drop sig nificantly KGNB to be back on the air today GM says By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer KGNBFM radio should be back on the air today Monday nights storm knocked the FM station off the air said General Manager Hal Wisted KGNB was still not broadcasting at press time The lightning apparently struck the tower just after mid said Wisted It did a lot of damage to our FM transmitting KNBTAM was not affected by the storm said Wisted The storm did cause fireworks literally at the studio on Loop 337 Power lines near the radio sta tion were installed too close together said Wisted When the lightning hit the lines hit each other and we had fireballs in the he said When lightning hit the KGNB transmitting tower it blew out a crucial part called an emitter The part that was damaged you would equate to the engine of a said Wisted Churches groups combining to support parenting workshop at FPC Saturday By MARK LYON Managing Editor A movement toward helping Comal County area families become closer and stronger has begun and will cul minate Saturday with a Parenting With Intimacy seminar set for at First Protestant Church What brings even more uniqueness to this seminar is the collaborative effort to support it by a wide variety of New Braunfels churches spanning sev eral denominations In addition the New Braunfels city council has stepped in to back the effort by proclaiming this as Family Week in the city Also included among supporters is New Braunfels 1SD administrators New Braunfels Christian Academy several local doctors and city council member Brenda Freeman This represents a number of church es of all denominations and other groups coming together to help a com mon said Pastor Ray Still of Oakwood Baptist Church It is time to start focusing on things we have a common interest in If we dont if we continue to do what weve been doing well keep getting what were Local pastors dont look at the one day eighthour workshop as a simple solution for the many complex prob lems which plague many family units However they do believe it will lead to further success It is a seminar to give some initial said Pastor Dennis Gallaher of Freedom Fellowship Church It is just a first step We want more and more churches to use these materials Center for Marriage Family Inti macy of This is a real com munity effort to do something now to help families in Theres a lot of parenting seminars out there and they are said Pas tor Judith Miller of St Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels It is time to take a stand What weve been doing hasnt been The marriage seminar was so help ful it was said Pastor Scott Tjernagel of Mission Valley Bible Church of New Braunfels It worked and it was worth taking the next step the Parenting With Intimacy The seminar is designed to help par ents become more effective and more loving parents receiving more posi tive response and results from chil dren It is also designed to help parents meet the needs of their children Hurt ing relationships between parents and their children are also addressed with healing being the primary concept Enrollment for the Saturday seminar is still under way Those wishing to enroll can do so through their church or by contacting First Protestant Church in New Braunfels 172 W Coll Cost is per person Walkins are wel come also For more information about the program call 18008818008 Call 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