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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday Canyon Lake Triathlon cancelled Sports Day Page 8 50 CENTS The Landa Park train 10 pages in one section Tuesday June New Braunfels Herald Serving Comal County for more than 143 years I Vol 143 No 157 Inside Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Kyle Williams and Rebecca Resales Happy belated birthday wishes to Pablo Res ales Johnny Joe Alvarez and Jason Feltner Happy anniversary wishes to Wayne and Rose Korpi 25 and Buster and Elsie Bowers two River and aquifer information Comal River 304 cubic feet per second down 8 cfs Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well same Pollen Count Mold 3100 Grass 20 Pigweed light 10 Caring for Children meeting this week The next meeting of the Comal County Caring for Children Committee will be held at at 493 South Seguin Avenue on Thursday June 22 All members of the committee are asked to attend Anyone interested in this program is welcome to attend Reunion scheduled for this weekend The Schumann and Huebinger Reunion will be held from to 4 this Sunday June 25 in Marion at the Catholic Church Immaculate Conception across the railroad tracks Bring food relatives and updated genealogy papers for the chart maker Arbo scheduled to speak at Tree of Life Barbara Arbo the author of several books including the popular Scriptures for will be speaking at Tree of Life Church at 7 on Wednesday June 21 Tree of Life is located at 652 Loop 337 in New Braunfels Call 625 6375 for more information Cancer support group to meet The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society at Thursday June 22 in the north building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut Dr Sylvia Schell will speak onradiation For more informa tion call the ACS information line at 6295717 or Marian Hicks at 6291763 Correction An article on page 1 of the Thursday June 15 edition HeraldZeitung should have stated that the Toomey trash luler was ordered by the Department of Public Safety not to move from the spot where it had been pulled over Saturday June 10 What also should have been stated was that Timothy Toomey unloaded the extra weight and moved the truck at about noon Wednesday on his own volition Firemen keep watch on fields By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Area firefighters probably wont be bored this summer If the weather heats up and dries out conditions will be ripe for grass fires New Braunfels Fire Chief Phillip Baker said My prediction is if it doesnt rain were going to have some bad grass Baker said Rainfall so far lias made grass grow tall and thick If that rain continues he said moisture will stay sufficiently high to keep fires to a minimum Cool weather in the last few weeks has also kept grass moist so far I dont suspect that the coolness is going to Baker said People who live next to a field or vacant lot can take steps to prevent a grass fire from damaging their own property Baker said If you have a vacant lot near you hopefully the people who own it will have mowed it he said If not its not a bad idea to mow a strip between your property and the lot suf ficient to keep the house When a property owner doesnt mow his lot the best solution is to call the owner up and ask if he would mow his property Baker said Most property owners wouldnt mind if a neighbor called up with a reminder he said The city can step in as a last resort if personal calls dont work Baker said There is a city ordinance that requires property owners keep their grass in a mowed he said Neigh bors can call and complain if grass is too high over two feet Baker said Then well send them a letter requir ing that they take care of he said Residents should try to make neigh borly civil contact to get tall grass mowed before they complain to the city Baker said The last thing you really want is to cause a war among property he said A lot of times people just dont take the time to call the owner and tell them the grass has Targeted HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL vandals left their mark early Sunday morning on the front of the new Target store painting graffiti that was later removed by store employees Investigators have no leads on who committed the act Target is sched uled to open in late July Home fire ruled accidental By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The fire which destroyed a West End Avenue home early Friday mom ing was ruled accidental New Braun fels Fire Department Investigator Robert Reed said The fire department is listing the fire as accidental and electrical in nature originating in the childrens he said Resident Daniel Mireles had left for his workplace at about Reed said Mireles wife Ranell and three children went with him so they were not in the house when it caught fire Reed said Fortunately nobody got NBFD officers found half of the house burning when they arrived on the scene between 6 and Fri day The house was completely destroyed To lend a helping hand to the Mire les family contact the Comal County chapter of the American Red Cross at 178 E Mill Street 6201999 Change of command at RAFB The President of the United States recommended a lieu tenant general be promoted to a general and that recom mendation will become a reality during a change of com mand scheduled to take place at Randolph Air Force Base today Lt Gen Billy J Boles will be promoted to a fourstar general during the ceremony Boles is currently the vice commander of the Air Education and Training Command When promoted he will take command of AETC from Gen Henry Viccellio Jr The commander is responsible for recruiting and accessing Air Force personnel and provid ing them military technical and flying training The com mand includes two numbered Air Forces Wilford Hall Medical Center and Air University It consists of 13 bases active duty members and civilians Boles entered active duty in 1962 and has held a variety of staff assignments at the major command and Air Staff levels He was recommended for the promotion to a four star general by the President of the United States Boles will take command Tuesday and Viccellio will transfer to the WrightPatterson Air Force Base in Ohio which is named for the Wright brothers Viccellio will be commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at the WrightPatterson AFB Materiel Com mand deals with the weapons equipment and supplies of the armed forces Viccellio who was commissioned after graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1962 is a command pilot HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jim and Muriel Mooney cut a rug at the Starlight Gala They also cel ebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Gala raises By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Many residents in Comal County will benefit from the funds raised at this years gala held by the Comal County unit of the American Can cer Society which those involved are calling a success The third annual Starlight Gala raised about far exceeding last years donations of Kel li Kensing Gala Chairman said the money will be used to fund several local programs aimed at providing assistance support and education This is a relatively small town and we offer a lot of great and per sonal programs This money helps us provide she said The money is sent to the San Anto nio unit where it is earmarked for Comal County Any excess money will be given to the national organi zation for research Last year the American Cancer Society spent million on research Twentysix sci entists won Nobel prizes for their research on cancer and the gene for colon cancer was discovered This shows how important the research said Kensing Kensing said the Comal County unit spent on educational material during the past fiscal year The organization also provided 230 people with medical equipment and transportation and people with educational material includ ing information on detection and prevention We dont want the party to be the emphasis We do a lot of things to raise money for the said Kensing We want to get the com munity more aware and at the same time raise Cancer affects the lives of four out of five people whether the cancer patient is a family member or a friend One out of five will get some fonn of cancer in their lifetime Airman overwhelmed by reception put on by chamber By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce forged another link in the vital chain between Randolph Air Force Base and New Braunfels Fri day It honored Senior Airman Ryan R Dahl as Airman of the Quarter for the first quarter of 1995 This is Dahl said as he was applauded by Randolph and New Braunfels dignitaries New Braunfels is a metropolis compared to DahFs hometown of Blue Earth he said Its great to see a local communi tv take such an interest in Dahl said Im sure Randolph and New Braunfels will continue in a mutually beneficial relationship well into the Dahl works in Awards and Deco rations for Military Personnel Senior Airman Rebbeca Orosco said The military personnel department at Ran dolph keeps up with personnel for the entire Air Force Orosco said He deals with probably 400 awards a she said The personnel center tends to be a magnet for talent said Brigadier Gen eral Thomas O Fleming com mander of the 12th Flying Training Wing The initiative Airman Dahl had made the entire Air Force Fleming said As well as distinguishing himself in his military career Dahl has made it his business to make a difference in the local community We have a program where I act as a mentor for local kindergarten stu Dahl said Dahl will soon be leaving active duty in the Air Force Joining Airman of the Quarter Senior Armar Chamber Vice Chairman Skip Stratemann left and Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr He has been accepted into an elite ROTC scholarship program Only 50 people in the Air Force have been selected for this RQTC Its great to see a local community take such an inter est in Airman Ryan R Dahl Fleming said Southwest Texas State University is where Dahl has chosen to pursue his academic goals 1 love the weather and the southern hospitality he said The chamber of commerce ensured that Dahl would know the meaning of New Braunfels It gave him a huge prize package including overnight accommodations at New Braunfels Resorts from Rusty Brandt dinner for two at Tree Tops Riverside Grille from Monique West on breakfast for two at Krauses from Ray Schoch certified public accoun tant lunch for two at Adobe Verde Cafe from Les Gonzales a gift certificate at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory from Eden Heights a gift certificate at the Ole Mill Stream from Pamela Brandt a gift certificate at China n Things from Dora Shaw a gift certificate at Schlitterbahn from Budget Rent a Car theater for two at Circle Arts Theatre from Elizabeth Elliott admis sion for two at the Museum of Hand made Furniture from Chere Strate mann admission for two at Natural Bridge Caverns from Clara Heide mann admission for two at Conser vation Plaza from Martha Rehler din ner and admission for two to Inc from Zada Jalmsen admission for two to the Sophienburg Museum from Clyde T Blackman admission for two to the Hummel Museum from John Collins admis sion for two to Wurstfest from Suzanne Herbelin and six koozies from Oasis Orwells thought police alive and back on patrol Page 4
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