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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Unicorns take a shot at the baseball title See CENTS The Landa Park train New Braunfels Herald 10 Pages in one section Tuesday May Serving Coma County for more than 143 years Home of JACK AND JAN HARRISON Vol 143 No 122 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Myrtle Clark and Jack and Jan Harrison Friends For Rivers to hold membership meeting Friends For Rivers the local nonprofit grassroots organiza tion dedicated to education about and cleanliness of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers and Canyon Lake will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday May 3 at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room of Victoria Bank and Trust Mem bers input is needed for I99b 96 goals New members are also being recruited and any one interested in learning more about FFR is encouraged to attend For information call 625 Join Toastmasters to improve your public speaking Improve your public speak ing abilities Join the New Braun fels Toastmasters every Tues day at 7 2405 1H35 W For more information call 629 1042 A A new club chapter will be opening at Texas Lutheran Col lege in Seguin For information on the new club call Walter Sei denschwarz or Gilbert Wyckoff at 3728061 Historical marker to be dedicated The Comal County Historical Commission will dedicate a his toric marker for the Comal Coun ty Courthouse at 10 Tues day May 9 Everyone is invit ed Smithson Valley Choir to perform Smithson Valley High School Choir will perform Thursday at at the SVHS Com mons Public and parents are welcome They will perform songs from their awardwinning performances Lioness Club to meet New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet at 11 Monday May 8 at Ryans Board meeting at 9 at the regular location Project carnival The second annual Project carnival will be held at Mountain Valley Elementary School Saturday May 6 from 10 to 6 Hermann Sons meet Friday Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge meeting and social will be held at 7 Friday May 5 Members are asked to bring a salad for the meal HBHS AllSports Booster Club to hold Spring Banquet The New Braunfels High School AllSports Booster Club Spring Banquet will be held Thursday May 4 starting at 6 in the New Braunfels Civic Center Athletes will be recognized and honored along with their coaches Tickets can be bought in advance for each at Uni corn Food Mart and the High School front office Two bombing arrests made Reports put men in Oklahoma at time of attack HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Fiero broadsided Two men were reported injured in an accident yesterday at Department of Public Safety Officer Gilbert Lozano said a Chevy truck driven by Matthew Scheel and a Pontiac Fiero driven by Jorge Reyes were driving west on Highway 1863 toward Bulverde when the accident occurred Police reports state the Fiero was turning left when the truck tried to pass on the left Man dies in cliff jump By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Sheriffs office personnel investigated the death of a man who died in an apparent accident Sunday Edward Gutierrez 38 of Rt 2 in Marion died after he jumped from cliffs at Canyon Lake Chief Deputy Elwood Hohertz said that according to two friends at the scene Gutierrez was jumping off cliffs at Northpark at Canyon Lake and apparently hit his head on a rock These particular cliffs have often created a problem for authorities trying to prevent people from jumping Officials were called to the scene around I Sunday and Canyon Lake EMS transported the man to McKenna Hospital where he died Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Smith ordered an autopsy be performed before he made a decision on cause of death He later ruled an accidental death The man was apparently killed by the collision with the rocks not by drowning he ruled OKLAHOMA CITY AP Two men being sought as witnesses in the Oklahoma City bombing were taken into custody today in Carthage after their car was spotted in a motel parking lot authorities said Gary Allen Land and Robert Jacks were arrested without incident on material wit ness warrants issued in connection with the bombing said FBI spokesman Dan Vogel here He refused to give further details A trooper spotted a white Thundcrbird with an Arizona license plate about 9 Monday at the Kel Lake Motel said High way Patrol Sgt Archie Dunn in Carthage After questioning two men the highway patrol notified the FBI he said FBI agents secured the area around the motel then at today entered a motel room and took two men into custody Dunn said The car sought in the FBI bulletin was a white Thunderbird registered in Arizona to Land Land and Jacks stayed for five months at a motel in Kingman a town fre quented by bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh A motel owner in Vinita says two men believed to be Land and Jacks checked into his motel the afternoon of the bombing left the next morning and returned that after noon Vinita is 180 miles northeast of Okla homa City on Interstate 44 Carthage is 60 miles to the northeast of there also on the interstate Also The New York Times and Wash ington Post reported today that two men checked into a mote in Perry where McVeigh was arrested by a state trooper about 75 minutes after the blast on unrelated traffic and weapons charges The men then reportedly returned to the Vinita mold Search crews prepared to use machinery today to clear away the rubble of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building The death toll was at 139 including 15 children At least 40 people were still missing Convinced there was almost no chance someone was still alive in the wreckage res cue workers turned to machinery to search for bodies A huge backhoc mounted on tracks like a bulldozer was to lift debris from inside the ruins and set it down outside where it will be searched by hand said Assis tant Fire Chief Jon I lanscn Hansen said he told families that there arc some people we probably wont On Monday a revised sketch of the sus pect known as John Doe 2 was released The third FBI sketch of John Doe 2 shows him in a profile view appearing stocky and wearing a baseball cap He is very tan and muscular and may be a weightiftcr said FBI agent Welclon Kennedy John Doe 2 is believed to be the man who was with McVeigh on April 17 in Junction City when McVeigh allegedly rented the truck that carried the bomb McVeigh the only person charged so far in the worst terrorist attack on soil is being held without bail Early voting turnout light in CISD contests By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Early voting totals for the two seats on the Comal Independent School District are somewhat less than slim and closer to none Fewer than 100 people have voted thus far in the two districts combined according to Abel Campos of the CISD who has been monitoring elec tions for several years Last year when three seats were contested 300 to 400 voted early It has been very light to say the he said more people that vote the better We sure hope it picks up by Today is the last day for early vot ing 8 to 5 Voting loca tions are the Comal County Court house and Bulverde Bill Brown Comal and Mountain Valley ele mentaries The CISD is in the process of switching to singlemember districts The two districts open in this election are mainly in the southern portion of the district and county The district seven race includes the Garden Ridge area up to the southern part of New Braunfels Norman Ger lich and John Clay are vying for the seat Gerlich is now completing his first term on the school board He said friends and others urged him to seek a second term The main reason is from a stand point that we started a lot of projects that will improve the quality of edu cation Id like to see those he said The CISD passed a multimillion dollar bond package last year that includes three new intermediate schools and several renovation pro jects Also I want to help create an envi ronment that prepares students for the hard world outside got to give the administration what they need to get he said Some times that requires a balancing act My approach is a balanced Clay has never served on the board but did run the last time his district seat was open He said he and his wife are both heavily involved with their kids in school activities Clay served recently on the longrange and architectural planning committees I think Im more in touch Im going to their functions I know whats going on in the he said He said there are many issues fac ing the district including dealing with the growth the district is experiencing Theres going to be some deci sions about the new schools and pos sible he said I also want to have some input on the type of curriculum going into the Clay said he has had kids in the district since 1987 and will have until 2003 and will continue to be involved in the districts activities one way or another Both and 7 have new boundaries under the singlemember format District 7 will have two polling places May 6 one at the Gar den Ridge Municipal Building and the other at Comal Elementary Basi cally those living west of FM 2252 and Old Nacogdoches Road vote at Garden Ridge those living east of that point vote at Comal Elementary Those wanting to know what dis trict or precinct they are in can contact the CISD Central Office at 6258081 or 8857674 Guadalupe to receive cleanup effort Saturday Staff Reports Early voting is strong for city elections By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The May 6 city elections will show 3 good turnout if early vot ing turnout is any indication Through this past Saturday people had voted in person and about 100 through the mail City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi said One hundred seventyfive people voted just on Friday and Saturday she said If you have a good turnout for the early election the turnout will probably be good for the regular Sarkozi said The last time the city held a charter elec tion was 1993 The voter turnout that year was Sarkozi said The numbers could be compara ble this year The city ballots include two council seats the recall of City Councilman Paul Fraser two propositions that would raise the sales tax and three amendments to the city charter Chorale concert HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Members of the New Braunfels Community Chorale perform at their concert Sunday at First Protestant Church The Chorale first performed at Wurstfest in 1979 and has grown to perform five times each year in addition to the two regular concerts Preparations are underway for the fifth annual Upper Guadalupe River Cleanup set for Saturday May 6 The cleanup will include about a 50mile area from Zoeller Lane to the DemiJohn Ranch above Canyon Lake Registration will last from 9 Saturday at the Weidner Foot Canoes just off FM 311 south of the river The cleanup will run from to 5 and a dinner will follow at the Weidner Ranch Officials need to know how many people plan to participate so piereg istration is encouraged as soon as pos sible Also free camping is available Friday and Saturday at the Weidner Ranch for participants Both landand waterbased cleanup participants are needed Those picking up trash on land will concentrate on the various crossing points as well as the Guadalupe River State Park and Wei dner Ranch Those participating in waterbased cleanup must provide their own water craft and the effort will be water accessed inlets respecting the bound aries of landowners property The event is sponsored by Big Foot Ranch Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Friends for Rivers Texas Natural Resource Con servation Commissions River Clean Up Program Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Water Ori ented Recreation District of Comal County Moravits Inc and Texas Waste Systems Those interested in proregistration should contact the Guadalupe River State Park at 2104382656 A Friends For Rivers meeting tomorrow at 7 at Victoria Bank and Trust will cover details of the cleanup Safes tax election raises questions of who pays what it will buy 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