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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Thursday May HeraldZeitung 5 Personals San Juanita Pineda Miss San Juanita Pineda of New Braunfels was selected to attend the Washington Journalism Confer ence WJC held in Washington April San Juanita a junior at NBHS was one of 350 outstanding high school journalists selected to attend the conference sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Coun cil Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the fields of print radio and televi sion journalism the WJC gives stu dents like San Juanita an insiders view of the industry In more than 25 semi nars with 40 speakers students were to hear from and work sidebyside with journalists from CNN CSPAN Fox Broadcasting Company Reuters UP1 USA Today Voice of America and The Washington Post The young jour nalists were also to participate in hands on workshops ranging from A Crash Course in Responsible Journalism to Recycled News Covering the Envi San Juanita was to meet with key figures from government and the pri vate sector During a visit to Capitol Hill students were to participate in a question and answer session with a member of Congress on the Floor of the House of Representatives The young journalists were also to inter Back row I to r Eric Poeck Amber Miller Ryan Gorman Edward Coles Middle row I to r Naomi Matelske Ashley Michael Dustin Hungerford Adrian Whatley Mrs Norma Miller Front row I to r Maeve Goets Elizabeth Tom Marissa Bernal Recently these students from Sts Peter and Paul School participated in the Annual Academic Bowl sponsored by Central Catholic High School As well as the written tests there was a Quiz Bowl panel competition Out of a field of 26 schools Sts Peter and Paul placed 6th view the press secretary of their elect ed district representatives about issues of concern to New Braunfels and the nation Students also planned to participate in a number of activities at the Nation al Press Club including a panel dis cussion with top journalists The young journalists were also to conduct their own mock press conferences at various executive agencies The conference was to culminate in the production of the studentwritten Washington Chron icle For six days young journalists from high school all across the country were to become part of the Washington press stories interviewing newsmakers and having a real hands on experience in the news industry They ask the tough questions and get the answers they need to do a good reporting said Dr Marguerite Regan Director of Curriculum WJC What makes this program unique is the active involvement of so many members of the national press corps who generously give their time to work with the young As a sophomore San Juanita was listed in Whos Who in Americas High Schools 19931994 In both 10th and 11th grades she received the NBHS PTA Certificate of Achieve ment in the field of journalism In May she will receive awards from the Opti mist Clubs of both New Braunfels and Bulverdc during the Youth Apprecia tion Banquet Id like to send out a big Thank you to all of those wonderful people who helped sponsor me during my said San Juanita Id also like to send special thanks to my grand parents Julio and Melania Espinoza my mother Isabel Pineda my brother Julio Pineda everyone who sold tick ets for the fundraiser the LULAC organization and last but not least Mr Lorenzo Byron and Rebecca Augustin recently returned from a 10day visit to Qatar Qatar is a peninsular nation that juts into the Persian Arabian Gulf on the eastern side of the Arabian Penin sula The Augustins were conducting research for a book on Qatar for the Enchantment of the World Series pub lished by Childrens Press of Chica go 111 Their interest in Qatar was height ened when they visited the country in May of 1993 as part of a Malone Fel lowship Program sponsored by the National Council on Rela tions At that time they met Ambas sador Abdulrahman bin Saud alThani in his Washington office and he expressed an interest in supporting a research project that would culminate with a book about Qatar The proposal became a reality in March of this year when the Ambas sador notified the Augustins that they would be sponsored by the Emiri Palace and hosted by the Foreign Min istry while they conducted the research for the project The project also includ ed a request for permission to photo graph the cultural and physical char acteristics of the country while they gathered the necessary data for the book Some of the highlights of the trip included study visits to schools uni versities hospitals historic sites indus trial parks shipping centers farms markets and a full day in the desert One of the most impressive events was a tour of the new Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas facility on the northeastern tip of the country This site is a multi billion dollar investment that will process natural gas from Qatars North single largest natural gasi reserve in the world with more than 310 trillion cubic feet of reserves The gas will be liquefied by lowering the temperature to minus 162 degrees centigrade Japan South Korea and Taiwan have signed longterm con tracts to purchase the gas An unex pected delight was the opportunity to1 meet and visit with Patrick the American movie star Swayze was in Qatar to ride in the Desert a 42kilometer endurance race with Arabian horses j Rebecca Augustin teaches 4th grade at Seele Elementary School and Byron Augustin is a professor in the Geogra phy and Planning Department at west Texas State University Thej Augustins reside in New Braunfels I Send your personal items to HeraldZeitung Stammtisch 707 Landa St New Braunfels TX 78130 Or fax items to the HeraldZeitung at SWT to host annual Texas Intergenerational Conference SAN MARCOS Southwest Texas State University will again host the annual Texas Intergenerational Conference as part of the Texas gen erations United on May 11 The keynote speaker for the event is former press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson Liz Carpenter She will lec ture on May 11 from 9 on the 11th floor of the Kellam Building to a group of about 200 health profes sionals social workers educators and religious and community leaders to consider how they might better serve the needs of both children and older adults Carpenter is a 32year veteran of the Washington scene and survived over 50 years of politics She has been honored in her profession serving as president of the Womens National Press Club and founding the National Womens Political Caucus Since the publication of her book Getting Better All the Time Carpenter had become an advocate and spokeswoman for the aging American population The statewide conference will also feature other nationally recognized speakers exhibits from successful pro grams in Texas and across the nation roundtable discussions and informa tion on the newly formed Texas Gen erations United The public is also invited at no cost to a speakers reception and book sign ing on May 10 at Aquarena Springs from 7 to 9 The oneday conference will be held on the 11th floor of the Kellam Building Registration is which includes a lunch buffet For more infor mation call Continuing Education at 5122452507 The HeraldZeitung winner of three 1995 Associated Press Managing Editors Awards A Special Gift for Mom Day Retreat Packages Includes 1 hour European Facial hour massage Luxurious Pedicure Deluxe Manicure 620Off45 DONT BE FOOLED Spend an illuminating evening with PEC Need a few bright ideas on how to save money PEC offers energy conservation presentations designed specifically for adult groups featuring lowand nocost ways to lower your electric bills If your civic business or homeowners organi zation would like to schedule a presentation contact PEC at 210 8684739 Youll leave feeling positively enlightened To obtain information on Weatnerization Plus funding for low to moderate income residents call the Texas Department of Housing Community Affairs Energy Assistance Section at 512 4751099 Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc rnergy to the Texas Hi Country the City going to Eight this lawsuit Is there a sellout The people suing now are the same people that sued for the same thing 14 years ago and signed a compromising judgment bringing about our current system Lets NOT give it to them on a silver platter DONT BE FOOLED You cannot elect your Mayor by the democratic majority if the proposed charter amendment passes DONT BE FOOLED A very small group of voters by a PLURALITY vote could elect your mayor for THREE YEARS Not the MAJORITY DONT BE FOOLED You will lose your right to vote for the MAJORITY of your City Council You now have 4 votes This unnecessary change would give you only DONT BE FOOLED Texas Constitution Art II Sec II f3 municipality so providing a term exceeding two 2 years but not exceeding four 4 years for any of its noncivil service officers must elect all of the members of its governing body by MAJORITY vote of the qualified VOTE NO On Charter Amendment Pd Pol Ad People Against Electing the Mayor by Plurality Dr Stan Woodward Chairman Antacher Treat   

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