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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                See whats happening Around Town in Roxolin Kruegers column on Page 2B All loving it See why these folks are smiling despite their surroundings Page 11 A imSfSiM Unicorns pierce Seguin in Friday win See Page 7 A for more details Letters to the Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Leora Swenson Jeannie and Jimmy Lagunas 16 year old Trey D Weeks Lester Shelton 80 Sofia Diaz Joshua Maynard 16 and John Hanley Satur Happy anniversary to Gis bert and Joyce Schaefer 40 Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot E X fl LOTTERV NB Kinderchor to hold beginnersonly practice The New Braunfels Kinderchor will be holding a beginnersonly practice at on Tuesday Sept 19 at the Senior Center on Landa St For more information con tact David Smith at 6291785 Bridge Tournament to benefit Senior Center The Comal County Senior Cit izens Center Benefit Bridge Tour nament is scheduled for Satur day Sept 23 1995 Entry dona tion of per person will include lunch Coffee and donuts available at play starts promptly at 9 Mail entry fee to the Senior Center 655 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 by Tuesday Sept 19 All bridge players are invited Cheerleading clinic planned at SVHS The Smithson Valley High School Cheerleaders are hosting a cheerleading clinic on Satur day Oct 7 from noon to 4 with registration starting at noon The fee is and includes a photo with the SV Cheerleaders and a tshirt The clinic is open to students from first to twelfth grade Participants learn cheers jumps and a dance For further information con tact Jeanne Caffey at 4097273 Canyon Music Boost ers to meet Canyon Music Boosters meet at on Tuesday Sept 19 in the CHS band hall All Comal CMS and CHS band choir and drill team parents are invited to attend Parents will meet with their childs music group director Spring Branch Lodge gathers today Spring Branch Lodge will meet at today at the Odean Gass river cabin Stammtisch t Atu1 liiiitinftlA Hi1ttlilZiitnnx it fiiticrx in Mtbiiiit i Stuinii oitling itt the Siihttnhnix Artlt inunliMli a nhtix ttj llu1Ioinintinilv lo t xhait flit1 Jnys hapjiinit with This newspaper is print New Braunfels 410 11016 183 s o w E T M i c R o P u B i s H i N G 2627 E YAM DR SUNDAY 42 Pages in three sections Sunday September Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of GISBERT JOYCE SCHAEFER Vol 143 No 221 Motorist pulled from wreckage HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Monica Wynn 25 of San Marcos escaped with only bruises Friday after her car failed to negotiate a turn on Alt Gelt Lane and flipped into Dry Comal Creek Slick road speeding contributes to Alt Gelt Lane accident Friday By MELANIE GERIK Staff writer A San Marcos woman was suspended upside down in her car in Dry Comal Creek for a short time Friday mom ing before county road workers rescued her Monica Wynn a 25yearold nail technician who had moved to San Marcos Friday was driving nine miles above the speed limit on Alt Gelt Lane when she approached the righthand curve before Dry Comal Creek around 11 The road was slick because of a light rain Cpl Lin Manford of the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wynn had not driven previously on the road and did not notice the 20 mph sign or the sharp curve She just hit her brakes and the car locked he said Edward Kepp and Dale Dworsky county road depart ment workers were mowing the grass along Alt Gelt Lane when Kepp said he saw Wynns car hydroplane then flip over the bridge into Dry Comal Creek Kepp said he shouted to Dworsky and they rushed to the car to help We pried the door open and couldnt get the seat belt off so we cut it off with a Dworsky said Larry Lowak an employee at APG Lime who drove around the curve immediately after Wynn helped the road workers free Wynn from her car and drag her to the side of the creek He said he could not tell how deep the water was and was afraid that Wynn might drown Manford said Wynn admitted to driving 29 mph and was cited for unsafe speed He added the slick road also was a factor in the accident Wynn has minor bruises and soreness but Manford said wearing a seat belt helped prevent further injuries She was treated at the scene by New Braunfels Emer gency Medical Services According to law enforcement records filed at the Comal County Road Department this is the third wreck in five years on Alt Gelt Lane near Dry Comal Creek DU fundraiser tickets hot commodity By DAVID SULLENS Editor Publisher Jim Cook chairman of the banquet and auction staged annually by the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited said letters offering tickets to the event will be mailed early next week But Cook stressed only 250 tickets to the popular event set for Nov 14 will be sold and said tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis Tick et availability is further limited because several 10place tables at the event have already been taken by local busi nesses and organizations Individual tickets are S50 A table is Whoever gets their money in first Cook said gets the ticket And if youre number 251 were sorry Proceeds from the banquet and its associated auction and raffle activities help preserve wetlands habitat essential to the preservation of more than 600 wildlife species including ducks geese and endangered species like the whooping crane and bald eagle Last year Cook said the local DU chapter raised at its annual event In addition to ticket sales that mon ey came from a silent auction of a vari ety of hunting and outdoorrelated items from an auction of more valu HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jim Cook and Bill Arnold with items to be auctioned at this years DU event able items such as commemorative shotguns and outdoor art and from a raffle of other items The contribution made through DU events throughout the nation is critical Cook said because each year the Unit ed Slates loses some acres of wetland habitat to encroaching devel opment and agriculture Since 1937 he said Ducks Unlim ited a private nonprofit organization has constructed more than wet land conservation projects throughout Canada the United States and Mexico These projects today provide more than million acres of wetlands habitat DU is recognized as the worlds largest private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization with a mem bership of more than half a million DU has been instrumental in imple menting the North American Water fowl Management Plan an interna tional agreement involving the United States Canada and Mexico that has established goals for rebuilding North Americas waterfowl population to lev els of the 1970s a breeding popula tion of 62 million and a fall flight of 100 million For more information or to buy tick ets call Jim Cook or a member of his staff at 6257775 or go by Cooks office at 389 S Seguin St Divers recover body of lake drowning victim By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A San Antonio man drowned Friday night while swimming in Canyon Lake Divers recovered the body of Michael Alan Maloney 39 of San Antonio yes terday morning said Comal County Chief Sheriff s Deputy Ellwood Hoherz Maloneys friend called the Sheriffs Department at Friday night Hoherz said and Deputy Tom Hubertus responded She and Maloney had been swimming near Overlook Point Park Maloney apparently drowned at an underwater cliff where the depth drops off sharply from a shallow area near shore His body was found in 85 feet of water about 25 feet from the shore Divers from the San Marcos Aquat ic Recovery Team found the body Hoherz said accompanied by Deputy Rick Poindexter They started their search at yes terday morning and recovered the body at Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith gave the official notice of death at 10 Saturday This marks the second drowning in Canyon Lake this summer Hoherz said Six Comal County students are NMSC semifinalists By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The National Merit Scholarship Cor poration NMSC announced the list of nationwide semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program Wednesday and six are local students Kate Bell Tamarra Jenkin and Sergio Vargas of New Braunfels High School Mark Kremkus and Ryan Stewart of Canyon High School and Miguel Garza of Smithson Valley High School were among those on the list These six are in the running for approximately Merit Scholarship awards totaling about S26 million Bell daughter of Joe and Ellen Bell said she wants to go into pediatrics but will first study classic literature as an undergraduate to give her a well round ed education She said her first choice for college is currently Brown Univer sity Bell said her parents have had the biggest influence on her because they encourage learning Jenkin daughter of John and Deirdre Jenkin said she has narrowed her col lege choices to Rice Trinity Yale and Emory She said she plans to major in Math and Computer Science Jenkin said her teachers and schooling in gen eral have had the biggest influence on her academic success because of their enthusiasm for learning and their support of her Vargas son of Joe and Yolanda Var gas wants to major in prelaw at either Stanford University or Rice Vargas said hes interested in law because of the rhetoric of the law and its openness to interpretation Kremkus son of Manfred and Ellen Kremkus said he would like to go to the Air Force Academy because they have an excellent engineering program He said he would like to be a navigator with the air force and eventually be an electrical or chemical engineer He said his parents have invested a lot in his education Stewart son of David and Cathy Stewart said he plans to join the Air Force Academy or go to Texas He said he would like to study aero nautical engineering if he goes to However he said he would really like to be an Air Force pilot Stewart said good teachers were the best influence on his academic success Garza son of Adrian and Miguel said he is undecided on where he will attended college however he would like to major in An Design English 1 le has had several short stories Kate Bell Tamarra Jenkin Sergio Vargas Mark Kremkus Ryan Stewart Miguel Garza and poems published in literary maga zines and would like to be an author or illustrator some day Juniors in high school across the country entered the program by taking the 1944 Preliminary Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Elaine Detweiler public information director for NMSC said the test scores were then used to determine semifinal ists She said more than one million stu dents took the test and the number was then cut to based on scores There are semillnalists in Texas from 278 high schools Howev er the number of semifinalists from one school is not representative of a school she said Its honoring a sin gle student and not a Detweiler said finalists are determined by using additional criteria She said this includes having an outstanding aca demic record being recommended by the high school principal and submitting SAT 1 scores that confirm the earlier scores She said a selfdescriptive essay will also be considered Deiweiler said about 90 percent of the semifinalists will become finalists and compete for various scholarships Survey Says Page 44   

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