Sunday, February 18, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Jose Imguez races to 17th place iin Olympic Marathon See Sports Day Paqe 6A at Winter Texans flock to city Reception from New Braunfels community warms their hearts See Page Bl for more details Circus comes to town New Braunfels Christian Academy students take center stage See Page 16A Inside OB Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Dale Lane Sheila Wortham Shealynn Kiesling Dorothy Lehr Jennl Brietzke Gilbert Ward Pepo Ramirez 40 Nicole Mar bach Lorenzo Saucedo and Jack Wilkispn Happy anniversary to Irma and Ramon Castilleja 26 years and Robert and Amilia Orttiz 27 Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot TEXflSr LOTTERV City offices to be closed Monday no change in trash pickup All city offices will be closed Feb 19 in observance of Presi dents Day However there will be regular garbage pickup ser vice as scheduled Cancer Support group meets Thursday The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Feb 22 in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut Anyone with cancer and their signifi cant other is invited to attend Call 6291763 for information Habitat for Humanity group to meet All volunteers donors and interested persons are urged to attend a general public meet ing on Thursday Feb 22 at at the Family Life Center at First Protestant Church For more information call 6257005 or 6090924 New Braunfels Herald 410 M016 178 MICROPUBLISHING E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 42 pages in three sections Sunday February Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of SHEILA WORTHAM Comeback kids Unicorns rebound from early losing skid to make playoffs See Page B1 SUNDAY Krueger remains a risktaker as a By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A few Washington officials joked that Botswana might not be dangerous enough for Ambassador Bob Krueger I he said President Clinton has announced that he will nominate Krueger as Ambassador to Botswana If the nomination is confirmed Krueger will move from a new embattled democracy to the longest continuing democracy in subSaharan Africa Burundi has become an unaccompanied Krueger said At this point there are not any plans for families to If Krueger had gone back to Burundi it would have been a yearandaquarter before hed see his three month old son Christian again Kruegers family will be able to live with him in Botswana if his nomination is confirmed During his tenure in Burundi a convoy Krueger was riding in was ambushed He was not hurt but his life was in danger He person ally visited scenes of massacres to make sure photographic evidence was sent to the government Im not a reckless Krueger said I dont go out and ride bulls I dont climb mountains Im not a thrill seeker But there are things worth working for There are things in life for which risks are worth Botswana will be a different kind of chal lenge but not a less worthwhile one Krueger said It is the home of the South African Devel opment Council a group of nations which form a kind of common market The president says that we have strong hopes for Botswanas capacity to prove a country that will serve as a kind of strong force in that part of Africa both economic and Krueger said He may have the opportunity to bolster developments for good in Africa Botswana is about the size of Texas Krueger said with a climate somewhere between that of the Hill Country and West Texas They have a lot of cattle and a lot of he said also some of the most spectacular Botswana is home to some elephants and the famed Kalahari Desert When the President officially nominates Krueger for the Botswana post approval hear ings will first be held in the subcommittee on Africa chaired by Sen Nancy Castlebaum of Kansas The nomination then goes to full com mittee then to the Senate floor Kruegers timetable for moving to Botswana Vol 144 No 69 ambassador if he confirmed is up in the air I have to be sensitive to the ambassador who is there and whose children will be finishing out their academic Burundi will hold a special place in the hearts of Krueger and his family he said Theres a great deal of poignancy for he said I spoke both to the President and Prime Minister of Burundi I told them that being there was one of the finest most fulfilling experiences in all my time in government I feel a very strong affection as does Kath leen for the people of Burundi and a strong sense that I feel obligated to them for the great generosity and courtesy that was extended to Krueger will be honored in San Antonio as the World Affairs Council of San Antonios International Citizen of the Year An awards dinner will be held Tuesday April BUS to roll March 11 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND StaffWriter HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The waiting is almost over Mayor Paul Fraser Jr unveils the new N BUS name and logo during a cermony Friday at the Plaza And the winner is N BtfS After months of deliberation the New Braun fels Transportation Committee came up with a winning name and logo for the tri al New Braunfels Transit System The committees problerr was too many good entries The Trar spoliation Committee selected not onej but three said Tobin Hoffmann chair man of the Main Street Advisory Board The three were merged lo form a uniquely New Braunfels Its been kind of a laboij of said Mayor Paul E Fraser Jim Stover of New Braunfels submit ted the winning name N ByS Stover Early voting begins Wednesday is a retired DuPont sales executive who moved to New Braunfels in 1991 Tina Fraser and Roland Senns designs were incorporated into the final logo The plaza gazebo was central in Eras ers design a collaboration between her and husband the mayor She has an interior design and crafts background but this is her first communitywide competition she said Roland Senn of Houston included water waves and the red black and gold of the German flag in his design Senn worked for weeks to effectively com bine the designs into the finished logo Hoffmann said March 11 is the target date for the N BUS buses to begin rolling By DENISE DZiUK Staff Writer Chances are voters have been bom barded with political propaganda from the candidates for the various offices up for election Starting Wednesday vot ers will have a chance to make deci sions based on what they have seen and heard County Clerk Joy Streater said early voting for the primary elections begins Wednesday Feb 21 and runs through March 8 However Streater said she wanted the public to be clear on the role her office plays in this election She said the parties are responsible for the actual election and they just con tract her office to oversee it and count the returns Early voting is my responsibility but the actual election and election day is she said Tm just contracted Streater said she does not have an estimate on how many of the registered voters are expected to exer cise their right However she said she believes it will be a good turnout judg ing by the turnout at a recent candi date forum Streater said two particular races will also draw people to the polls She said she believes a lot of people will be interested in the race for Comal Coun ty Sheriff and County Commissioner Precinct 1 and want to vote on it Early voting will be held at the Comal County Courthouse Annex Room 306 Monday through Friday from 8 to from Feb 21 to March 8 The following is a list of early voting dates and times for the temporary branches 65 IS Walnut Ave Saturday March from 9 to 6 Star School 144 N Hidalgo St Monday March from 2 to 7 Garden Ridge Municipal Com plex 9357 Schoenthal Rd Tuesday March from 2 to 7 Canyon Lake Action Center FM 2673Sattler Wednesday March from 11 to 7 Bulverde Community Center Corner of Bulverde and Ammann roads Thursday March 7 1996 from 2 to 7 Hispanic students empowering themselves By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Several Hispanic students from the New Braunfels area are members of a organization aimed at showing them positive alternatives in life as well as preparing them for their future role in life Until now we had no feeling of selfworth We felt as if nobody cared about our achievements except for our selves National Hispanic Institute exposes us to the better aspects of NHI member Adrian Resales told city council members Monday The National Hispanic Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership development markets stu dents to colleges and helps find schol arships for Hispanic students Carlos Hernandez Associate Director for stu dent development for NHI said NHI has been active in New Braunfels since 1985 and has had 250 students involved over the years There are about 40 students active in NHI this year from the New Braunfels area Cristina AguilarFriar chair of Cul turaj Awareness for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said the orga nization is available to Hispanic stu dents to kind of give them an alter native to drugs and gangs and teach es She said it also convinces them to stay in school and pursue col lege AguilarFriar said the organization through various activities teaches stu dents how to be effective debaters speakers and participants in govern ment Area debates are held and students must find ways to raise the funds to attend them Guess who Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Dennis and Cash Hernes cut a rug at Fridays Maskenball at the Knights of Columbus Hall Residents respond to tireburning question See Opinionj Page 4A