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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Season shows soccer is the game of the future Page 8 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Plaza bandstand HeraldZ U D R TX 79903 JSHING 14 pages in one section Thursday March Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of HELEN VELA Vol 143 No 99 Inside Sports Itammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Helen Vela Mar cos Rene Torres Amanda Nicholson six Kerby and Kelyn Zoeller Happy belated birthday to James Farias Happy anniversary to Mr and Mrs Jose P Her nandez 21 years and Mr and Mrs Herbert Ormond 55 Good afternoon Todays weather Cool and rainy high about 68 low 50 Tomorrow continued cool with showers Clearing and warmer by Saturday Lotto Texas Wednesday nights winning 1 numbers 20 37 41 million jackpot TEXHS LOTTEBV Hearing set on Canyon Lake safety rules A public hearing will be held at the Canyon Lake Action Center 1941 Hwy 2673 Lake at 9 April 11 regarding Water Safety Rules and Regulations affect ing Canyon Lake Copies of Rules and Regulations will be available for review at the Bul verde Library the Tye Preston Memorial Library the Canyon Lake Action Center and the WORD Office Comal County Aggie Muster coming The 1995 Aggie Muster will be held Friday April 21 at the New Braunfels Knights of Columbus Hall Fellowship will begin at with dinner starting at Guest speaker for Muster will be Mr Donald Powell 56 director of business services for Texas University and coauthor of The Fightin Texas Aggie Band a com prehensive history of the Aggie Band from 1894 to the present Reservations can be made by calling 6200704 Reserva tion deadline is Tuesday April 18 Cost including din ner is for adults and for children age 11 and under Shoppers survey nears completion Southwest Texas State Uni versity and the New Braunfels Main Street Program would like to thank all area residents who responded to the recent shop pers questionnaire These surveys were distrib uted between March 10 and March 13 by the area banks and the local HEB By com pleting and returning the sur vey you can help shape the future of Downtown New Braun fels Please mail surveys back by April 3 This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Loop 337 became a runway for a singleprop plane yesterday Here the plane takes off again after being refueled Plane lands on Loop 337 Crop duster was low on fuel By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Loop 337 became a runway yesterday afternoon when Joe Pickling used it to land his crop duster Pickling of J3ak ly was en route to Harlingen when he ran low on fuel said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Worn mack The highway was better than some airports Ive land ed Pickling said Pickling circled New Braunfels several times looking for the New Braunfels Airport but couldnt see it he said He made a smooth landing and moved his plane off the high way so no automobile accidents occurred Wommack Pilot Joe Flckllng refuses medical attention at the scene said New Braunfels Police officers arrived on the scene just a few minutes after Pickling landed Three officers respond ed to the call said Wommack Police and Federal Aviation Administration officials questioned Pickling and found that he did not have prop er medical authorization on the plane Wommack said Another pilot was found who could fly the plane to the New Braunfels Airport to refuel This is the second time a plane has landed on a New Braunfels street Wommack said I can remember a time that a small plane landed on the frontage road north of he said Back then it wasnt in the city limits but it would be A NEW STANDARD OF CARE Colonial Manor opens new Alzheimers unit By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer When doctors diagnosed former Pres ident Ronald Reagan as suffering from the early stages of Alzheimers Disease much national attention was focused not only on him but on the disease itself At Colonial Manor Care Center in New Braunfels an Alzheimers Unit is opening soon that people there hope will not only help patients but increase awareness about the disease Our goal is to become the Alzheimers and Dementia center in the said Mary Hughes the program director Many people do not know the facts about Alzheimers which causes demen tia a gradual degradation of the brain In fact scientists dont really know the cause of Alzheimers or have a cure but tests have shown scientists may be able to detect a gene that could warn people of the possibility Its the most common she said of Alzheimers The percentage is higher as you get Hughes said family members are usu ally the first to notice something is wrong the frequent forgetfulness the changes in behavior Alzheimers pro gresses faster than other types of demen tiarelated diseases What was once considered becom ing simply senile is now known to be caused by disease in many cases And with people living longer on average more cases are detected It was once thought of as oldtimers HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The new Alzheimers and Dementia unit at Colonial Manor provides a homelike atmosphere must be specially approved through the she said is not a natural progressive process of growing The new wing will provide care for 26 people with Alzheimers and related illnesses and only those who can walk The patients must be diagnosed by doc tors as having this type of illness The unit includes patient rooms a dining room kitchen activity room and enclosed patio Numerous staff will pro vide various services such as counseling for families The unit would also like to educate anyone on the effects of the disease As the number of patients with diseases such as Alzheimers increases more and more special services will have to be provided Units such as these state and doors must be made secure Hughes explained that Alzheimers patients typically tend to become con fused and wander As the brain decreas es in size patients need more constant care What is often frustrating for many patients is that the body is often healthy while the mind is slowly deteriorating Many patients lose their shortterm memory before their longterm Were going to have a lot of Glenn Miller she said Many of the patients tend to go back to when they were young They cant remember if they had breakfast but they can remem ber Burglary busts a blow to local gang sheriff says By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with a series of burglaries in the Astro Hills subdivision in Canyon Lake Sheriffs Office investigators arrested Juan Jimenez 21 of Cibolo and Sheri Sue May 25 of Canyon Lake The two arc being held in the Comal County Jail Jimenez has been charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation with bonds totaling and May has been charged with one count of burglary and is being held on a bond Other charges including organized crime and felony criminal mischief are being prepared according to Sheriffs Office officials who are trying to combat gang activity in the county Jimenez claims to be the organiz er and leader of the Chicano Vario Gangsters which is reported to have operated in the New Braunfels Seguin Cibolo and McQueeney area reported the Sheriffs Office They said Jimenez is known by the street name of The Duke of Earl and has eluded police both on foot and by vehicle on numerous occasions This is the first formal gang oper ation detected in Comal County and we have broken its said Sher iff Jack Bremer in a Sheriffs Office This is the first for mal gang operation detected in Comal County and we have broken its Sheriff Jack Bremer statement By filing multiple charges against the leader of the gang Juan Jimenez we are putting on notice any other gang members gang lead ers or gang wannabes that we will use all of our departments resources state and Federal statutes Gang Task Force officers and anything else available to make them pay severely for their criminal activities You dont want to be a member of a criminal gang in this According to the Sheriffs Office Comal and Guadalupe County offi cers had attempted to serve arrest warrants on Jimenez repeatedly over the past week When officers arrived at his residence Tuesday around 2 the man reportedly spotted the officers ran through the house jumped a fence and attempted to hide in a neighbors house Officers followed the suspect into the residence found him hiding in the back bathroom shower and arrested him without incident Train clips car at San Antonio St crossing but no one hurt By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Two narrowly escaped injury when their car was hit by a train at the rail road crossing on San Antonio Street last night said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack Driver Sylvia Cordero tried to beat the train signal Wommack said She and a front seat passenger were unhurt because the train only clipped the rear end of the car Wommack said She said she didnt hear the signal because the car radio was he said The intersection does not have bar riers that lower in front of the cars but it is well marked Wommack said Cordero was charged with disre garding a railroad crossing signal Wommack said One week left to register for May 6 elections Signing up to vote is easier than ever before By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels voters will have a lot of decisions to make May 6 a lot of ways they can have a say in New Braunfels future Those not yet reg istered to vote have until next Thurs day April 6 to register Residents who want to make their voices heard but arent currently reg istered to vote have several options said Deputy Voter Registrar Karen Sachtlebcn 1 Register to vote at the Voter Registrars office on the first floor of the courthouse annex 2 Register to vote at the Dittlinger Memorial Library 3 Pick up a voter registration card at the Municipal Building and mail it in postmarked April 6 or earlier 4 Register to vote when you renew your drivers license at the On the ballot Voters will decide the following ballot questions May 6 City Council seat Dist 1 Candidates are incumbent Ambro sio Butch Benitez and Juan Luis Martinez City Council seat Dist 2 Candidates are incumbent Mary Serold and C Ray Schoch Halfcent sales tax increase Amendment to the City of New Braunfels Charter changing the way the mayor and cily coun cil members are elected Recall of Dist 4 Councilman Paul E Fraser Two Comal Independent School Board seats Department of Public Safety at 3003 IH35 North 5 Register to vote when you apply for a marriage license But however way you choose to register be sure to do it by next Thursday April 6 Thats the dead line no exceptions For more information on subscriptions news or advertising call 6259144
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