Friday, June 16, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Its wedding bells at the ballpark for former NBHS graduate see Page IB 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Landa Park gazebo 16 Pages in two sections Friday June Her a Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of NICHOLAS ACUNA Vol 143 No 155 Inside hurch Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Acuna German Martinez Raymond Silva Susan Collins Krystal Lynn Lund 10 and Ernest and Ricardo Sotel 17 Happy belated 25th wedding anniver sary to Charisse and Gene Pawkett River and aquifer information Comal River 312 cubic feet per second up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well feet down 01 Guadalupe River 700 cfs Farmers Market every Friday Comal County farmers mar ket is held every Friday at 5 at the county fairgrounds Thrift shop sale all month Teen Connection Thrift Shop summer clearance sale all items are half off during June Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 to 3 Purchases support the pro grams of Teen Connection The thrift shop is W San Antonio Street Sheriffs Posse Rodeo June 17 The Comal County Sheriffs Posse Old Timers Rodeo will be held June 17 Calf and team roping and barrel racing from 9 to 5 Wagon or horse rides for the kids with ticket stijp from entrance Concession stand and arts and crafts booths will be oper ating Old Timers Rodeo including bronco riding at 8 The event takes place at the Sheriffs Posse Rodeo grounds on the South access road to I 35 between Solms and Ruekel Road New Braunfels night The San Antonio Public Broadcasting affiliate KLRN will hold the New Lake night of its fund drive June 20 Businesses in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake will be par ticipating The event lasts from 6 to midnight Contact your guardian angel An Angel Fair will be held Saturday from 1 to 5 and Sunday from 1 to 4 at the El Jardin Real Ranch just west of New Braunfels off Highway 46W on Hueco Springs Loop Sensitives will give you three messages from your angels for the admission price of Snacks swimming and music also included Vacation Bible School Along the Road with Jesus is the theme of this years Vacation Bible School at First Protestant Church The five day series begins Monday June 26 and ends Friday June 30 All members of the family are welcome There will be art drama songs games and more A donation is requested Call Rev Pat Vollersten at 6097729 Krueger recounts convoy ambush photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Honoring Old Glory Ray Robinson of American Legion Post 179 presents a flag to John Brieden past division commander at the Flag Day Ceremony held Wednesday at Prince Solms Park Also pictured is R Michael Clark of Post 179 Armed robber hits Caiicun Cafe By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer An armed robber escaped with an undetermined amount of money from a local cafe Thursday night and offi cials say a new trend is developing among robbers Employees at the Cancun Cafe at 195 WIH 35 were preparing to close at around when a man entered a back door brandishing a handgun The cafes manager and sev eral employees were in the back area when the assailant entered He took the employees into the managers office and bound them with plastic ties said Detective Sergeant Basel Boa tright with the New Braunfels Police Department Brett Westbrook general manager of Cancun said a girl in the front part of the cafe went to the back looking for the manager just as the man was leav ing the back door She did not find Were still counting it but it was a fairly large Detective Sergeant Basel Boatright anyone so she waked into the office where she found the employees Luckily no one was said Westbrook The man took the cash from the days activities and fled No one else was seen and it appears he fled on foot He got away with an undetermined sum of money said Boatright Were still counting it but it was a fairly large he said Boatright said this is not the first time a business was robbed at closing time and owners need to use extra cau tion at this time of the day It seems to be the trend lately to rob businesses at closing time because thats when theyre counting said Boatright We need to encourage business owners to be extremely cau tious at closing Boatright also said employees and owners need to be aware of suspicious cars or individuals all day but espe cially at closing time If there is some thing they feel uneasy about they should not hesitate to contact the police They shouldnt be afraid to call trie police if they see something suspi cious Its better to be on the safe he said The man is described as a black man in his mid 20s Hes about six feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds and had a stocky The fact that he did not hide his face or disguise himself in any way tends to tell us hes not from the area because hes not concerned about being seen or said Boatright Local law enforcement agencies are working with agencies from other cities hoping to develop leads By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Ambassador to Burundi and New Braunfels native Bob Krueger was unscathed after Wednesdays ambush in Burundi This was not an attack from what we can see now against Krueger said in a phone interview this morning The two Americans reacted very professionally very cool very Bob Krueger A convoy including Kruegers armnred vehicle was ambushed at about 5 Wednesday near the city of Mabayi in the Cibitoke province of Burundi Krueger Burundi Foreign Minister JeanMarie Ngendahayo and Organization of African Unity Ambas sador L Bassole were visiting the Cibitoke Province when they were attacked said Acting Deputy Chief of Missions at the United States Embassy in Burundi Gordon Duguid The car in front of Kruegers was hit by 30 shells and the one behind his with 10 shells Krueger said The tar gets in this attack were people in uni he said American military guards acted quickly to get Krueger and his car out of danger he said Probably we were out of there between 10 and 20 sec Krueger said Once we heard rapid weapons fire our driver backed up a little and took off around them The car behind us had its back win dows shot he said During that short period of time the American security officer emptied his revolver Krueger said Fifteen soldiers in the convoys first truck had not fired a single weapon by the time Kruegers passed The two Americans reacted very professionally very cool very Krueger said Krueger wants to keep trying to help Krueger preserve Burun dis embattled democratic gov ernment despite the dangers We do have a democ ratic government Theres some sep aration of power Krueger said The problem is that the army has the real power in Burundi Its a democratic facade with elected offi cials but the army pretty well does its own he said Between the Burundian army and the Hutu and Tutsi extremists Burun di is a violent place Krueger said Its as though we have six Oklahoma Cities here every he said 1 appreciate everybodys Krueger said He and other embassy personnel are well protected he Im very sorry that it happened to he said Some of the injured were OAU observers They were in uniform but the were not Burundian military It is a tragic thing that there is such terrible Krueger said The majority of the people dont want Kruegers wife Kathleen and their two daughters were vacationing in Col orado when news of the ambush broke Yesterday when I landed from the helicopter in Bujumbura a friend cf mine handed me the cellular telephone and said Thats your wife on the Krueger said She had already been told I was safe but it was important to talk to her Krueger and his family have learned to cope with the worries and the sepa ration that go along with his job You deal with it with a certain degree of Krueger said I was not afraid even during attack I knew that there was divine protection and I felt very confident about our he I think we have a very important role here and 1 intend to fill he said Catfish farm wants to reopen Operation pumps 45 million gallons per day from the Edwards Aquifer SAN ANTONIO AP A controversial catfish farmer says he plans to reopen his waterguz zling business in south Bexar County Ron Pucek Jr revealed Wednes day he likely will notify local and state agencies next week that he intends to reopen his Living Waters Artesian Springs catfish farm I can be a good citizen and cre ate jobs on the south Pucek 36 was quoted as saying in Thurs days San Antonio ExpressNews The fish farm was shut down in November 1991 after operating less than a year because it lacked a permit to discharge wastewater into the Medina River The farm was using up to 45 million gallons of Edwards Aquifer water a day nearly onequarter the amount pumped by the San Antonio Water System during dry spells Under terms of a lawsuit settle ment with the Edwards Under ground Water District Pucek was required to notify the district the San Antonio River Authority and the Texas Natural Resource Con servation Commission no earlier than Thursday if he intended to reopen the farm The settlement stipulated the 100acre farm cannot begin oper ation until at least 90 days after notice is given The earliest Pucek could reopen would be midSep tember Obviously our response is going to be according to whats contained in the notice what he intends to do and at what EUWD attorney Tim Young said Pucek obtained a permit from the conservation commission in December 1993 to discharge daily up to 55 million gallons of waste water from the farm If the new Edwards Aquifer Authority begins operations as planned Aug 28 he also would be required to get a permit from that agency to draw from the aquifer The underground Edwards Aquifer currently the sole source of drinking water for San Anto nio is used by residents and busi nesses throughout this region Also on Wednesday Senior District Judge Lucius Bunton III issued an order urging users of Edwards Aquifer water to volun tarily adopt a plan to cut aquifer pumping in case of a summer drought Bunton is overseeing a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club aimed at protecting endangered plants and animals that depend on springflow from the aquifer Tubing conditions look good again for this weekend By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer New Braunfels needs to brace itself for another busy weekend of tourists flooding the rivers and taking advan tage of perfect water levels River Update HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Early morning blaze No one was hurt in a house fire at 186 West End Avenue early this morning No one was in the house when the New Braunfels Fire Department arrived between 6 and NBFD Battalion Chief Donald Zercher said About half of the house was burning when firefighters arrived he said The fire was concentrated in the kitchen and bedroom areas The NBFD is investigating the blaze Officials were still looking for the owners and tenants identity The structure itself will be a total Zercher said David Welsch of the Blanco River Authority said the GBRA is currently releasing 700 cubic feet per second into thie Guadalupe River However by dusk that number will be lowered to back around 580 for the weekend Theres only two feet of water that they need to get out but theyre still working with us to keep the levels usable he said Zero Rivers owner of Rockin R River Rides said the water flow will be excellent by the time tourists arrive Comal County Sheriffs Department said they basically go by what the outfitters suggest because they are more familiar with the river Rivers said the current level is ideal for rafting or tubing When you have 580 cfs its perfect for rafting anywhere along the river but use caution when tubing Hueco and Gruene said Rivers And as always no glass or Sty rofoam on the he added Bringing a YMCA here could be a big help to the community See Opinion Page 4A