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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Rangers prepare for battle in the trenches against Southside New Braunfels The Landa Park Gazebo 12 Pages in one section Thursday September HeraldZeitung Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of BOBETTE WILLIAMS SB Home of BOBETTE WILLIAMS Vol 143 No 214 Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Leonard Meyer Bobette Williams Doris Robertson Jay Crisp Reynaldo Martinez and Bernard Bracks Happy 27th anniversary to Bert and Chila Medina River and aquifer information Comal River246 cubicfeetper same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 05 Guadalupe River Farmers market tomorrow The Comal County Farmers Market starts selling at 4 Friday at the Comal County Fairgrounds How to run for office The League of Women Vot ers meeting Thursday Sept 7 will feature a discussion entitled How to Run for Speakers include Austin Polit ical Public Relations Manager Clarke Straughan and Bexar County Court at Law Judge Shay Gephart The meeting will start at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room at Victoria Bank Call Rose Marie Eash at 9803188 for information Public invited Help preserve Lake Dunlap Preserve Lake Dunlap Com mittee will meet at the Miller meeting room 1509 IH35 East at 7 Sept 7 Plans will be finalized for the waterski show barbecue din ner and auctions scheduled for Sept 16 at 6 at River bend Park Anyone wishing to donate door prizes or auction items to benefit the mainte nance of the natural waterway should attend or contact Bob Peters at 6091441 or Paul Edelen at 6095769 Habitat For Humanity to meet Comal County Habitat For Humanity will hold its monthly group and combined commit tee meetings Thursday Sept 7 at at the CCHFH Office 260 S Seguin St Also the CCHFH will hold the groundkbreaking for its third home at 3 Sunday Sept 10 at 2040 W Mill St Canyon High to hold open house Tickets may be purchased for the Canyon High School Open House Dinner at Friday Canyon home football game Tickets will be sold for each Canyon High School open house is scheduled for Mon day Sept 25 A barbecue din ner will be served between and The open house program begins a The dinner is sponsored by the Canyon Music Boosters The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot rTEXflST lOTTERV CLEAN Ingram square off at hea By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff writer Members of the Citizens League for Environmental Awareness Now are in Austin this morning battling rep resentatives of Ingram Readymix Inc of New Braunfels which wants to put a concrete plant in Bulverde Representatives of both groups will testify before the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission Ingram Readymix is seeking an exemption from getting a permit for the plant To be granted an exemption Ingram Readymix must prove to the commission that it can meet air quali ty rules and regulations set by the TNRCC Ingram Readymix wants to build the plant at the intersection of Highway 281 and Farm to Market 1863 which is one of the busiest inter sections in the county CLEAN oppos es building the plant at that intersection because of issues pertaining to air qual ity traffic and water usage CLEAN will make its case at the hearing by calling on Bruce Wiland an engineer from Austin CLEAN Presi dent Kate Mathis said Mathis said that Wiland will tell the hearing examiner that the emissions from the proposed concrete plant would harm the envi ronment CLEAN member and Bulverde res ident Warren Alston said that he will tell the hearing examiner about prob lems the plant would cause Well we will basically alert them to the horrible traffic and pollution prob lems the plant will Alston said When they Ingram Readymix say they will use gallons of water per day what will happen to the rest of us I live in Oak Village North sub division and I am only allowed to use gallons per month and we have been on water rationing since Mathis said people who suffer from emphysema in the area are not happy about the plant coming into Bulverde Both Mathis and Alston said Ingram Readymix could build another plant in Bulverde if it was removed from the busy intersection of Hwy 281 and FM 1863 They can find a new location and build there if they wanted Alston said But for Gods sake do not put it at that Mathis said CLEAN has tried to compromise with Ingram Readymix to build at a different site but that com pany officials have refused At its last Thursday meeting Comal County Commissioners Court backed a resolution supporting CLEANs efforts and expressing the same con cerns about the plant and its location It was a good feeling for me when the county commissioners supported the Alston said Mathis said the resolution will only bolster CLEANs efforts to oppose the plant TNRCC sources have told us that it does matter when a governmental body supports Mathis said Patrick Shaighnessy TNRCC spokesman said tiat Ingram Readymix plant would release tons of emis sions into the air isvery day That figure is low compared to other plants which may release 25 tons of emissions into the air Company officials from Ingram Readymix have refused to comment on the case Hearings will resume at 10 tomorrow in Au rtinand will continue at 10 Monday at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company on Farm to Market 3159 to be held they will be brought back to Austin on Tuesc ay Testimony starts at hearing on ag teachers fate Only three of 50 witnesses sworn in Wednesday night testified during a hearing before the CISD school board on allegations that ag teacher Kelly Stover tampered with a show animal and trans ferred it across state lines with an unregistered brand One of those to testify was the veterinarian from Texas who examined the calf in ques tion In addition to those sworn in another 50 peo ple attended the hearing The hearing being held at the Canyon Middle School Auditorium continues tonight and a decision should be made tonight on Stovers status with the district Above Stover is shown with attorney Sabrina Arellano at Wednesdays meeting At left witnesses are sworn in at the hearing HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Price f more hearings need fixing case should help tafarge WASHINGfON AP Dyno Nobel one of the worlds largest explosives makers agreed Wednes day to pay a 1 5j million fine for fixing 1 prices on commercial explosives The Justice Department said it was the biggest fine paid by single defendant in a criminal antitrust case The message is clear if you engage in criminal pricbfixing activities you will face toughJ tough said Anne K Bingaman assistant attorney general in charge of the departments n Free classes offered Free GED and English as a Sec ond Language ESL classes for adults are being offered in New Braunfels The classes are contin uous and students may register at any class Registration continues until Sept 12 and 14 for classes at Lone Star Elementary 2343 W San Antonio Rooms 27 and 29 and Wednes day 79 ESL This class Is for adults who speak another language and who wish to learn day and Wednesday 79 New Braunfels High School Room C3 and Thursday 79 Community Service Center 132 Caddell 9 and Thursday 7 9 Free tutors are available to any adult 17 or older who needs to learn to read For more information please call 6292731 or 6206200 Delegate to aging conference worried about cuts By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Hortensia Hernandez brought back a disturbing message from the 1995 Central States Coalition on Aging possible cuts in Medicare and Med icaid spell financial disaster for many area seniors There was strong opposition to arbitrary cuts in Medicare and block granting to Medicaid at the confer Hernandez said She attended the Aug 21 to 23 Dallas meeting of senior representatives from 14 states The Dallas convention was a fol lowup to Hernandezs May trip to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging The Older Americans Act comes up for reauthorization on Sept 30 1995 Hernandez said and many seniors at the conference feared need ed services would fall to the budget cutters ax Hernandez stood up and voiced opposition to changing the retirement age to 70 or 72 1 was proud to get up and oppose she said My oppo sition was agreed Delegates were asked what should the following look like in ten years the Older Americans Act Medicare Med icaid and Social Security They were asked who should be responsible to fund those programs and who should administer them Del egates tried to come up with alternate funding methods to keep existing pro grams for the elderly The meeting was a call to action for seniors Each delegate was urged to get as many seniors in his community as possible to write their federal law makers and to tell them not to cut Medicare and Medicaid Hernandez waded through piles of literature on aging Americans leg islative issues She gleaned some ammunition for those Texas seniors who want to fight for Medicare and Medicaid According to a WHCoA publica tion proposed Republican cuts would I was proud to get up and oppose this My opposition was agreed Hortensia Hernandez cause the average Medicare beneficiary to pay at least more in premi ums and copayments over seven years overall the state of Texas would lose billion in Medicare funding in 2002 and billion over seven years of the million Texas Medicaid recipients Texas could have to cut off coverage for recipients in 2002 For more information on keeping Social Security Medicare and Med icaid strong the WHCoA urges seniors to write National Committee to Pre serve Social Security and Medicare 2000 K Street Suite 800 Wash ington 20006 or call 202 822 9459 Dyno Nobel Inc of Salt Lake City pleaded guilty to conspiring to fix prices of commijircial explosives sold in Kentucky Illinpis and Indiana It also admitted trying to eliminate competition in sale of explosives to three limestone quarries in Central Texas including Lafaige Corp in New Braunfels the Justice Department said IC1 Explosivps USA a Dallas based company involved in the same case agreed to pay a 1 0 million fine last month Gary R Spratling deputy assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust criminal matters predicted that similar investigations would result in even heftier penaltiep You can expect to see higher and higher fines we crack larger and larger Spratling said The case was filed in District Court in Dallasj charging Dyno Nobel with conspiringl from the fall of 1 988 to mid1992 to fijc prices of commercial explosives sold in western Kentucky and parts of ifouthern Indiana and southern The company also was charged with conspiring from the fall of 1990 through 1992 to eliminate competi tion in the sale of explosives inCentral Texas to thp Lafarge Corp quarry in New Braunfels the Redland Stone quarry in San Antonio and the Texas Crushed Stonq quarry in Georgetown Dyno Nobel Inc and its cocon spirators carriejd out the conspiracy by discussing agreeing to increase prices for certpin commercial explo sives and agreeing upon bids or quotes to certain the Justice Department said Dyno Nobel a wholly owned sub sidiary of Dyne Industrier said it agreed to the settlement to avoid the cost and distraction of an ongoing DNI does of the antitrus not condone violation t and has taken s necessary stes to prevent any such id a statement by Dou glas J Jackson head of a new man agement team appointed by the com pany The sale of commercial explosives such as dynamite and ammonium nitrate mixed with fuel oil is an esti mated billion industry in the Unit ed States The mining construction and oil and gas industries are the pri mary buyers United Nations womens conference has a sinister agenda See Opinion Page 4 v
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