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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                ftow Braunfott water The citys norftpl yearround water restriction have been institut ed No sprinklerf or sprinkler sys tems may be usid from 10 to 4 Handheld noses may be used for watering at any time Area netters spike opponents See Sports Page 18 New Braunfels 50 CENTS 16 pages In two sections Wednesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of DORINDA AQUIRRE Vol 144 No 237 Inside Market Stiimmtisch Birthday wishes from The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Beatrice Gonzales Melissa Torres 15 Carlton and Lisa Niemeyer 33 and 30 Joe Angel Morales 6 Manuel Cammareno Cassey Cammareno 13 Jenae Rhoades 3 years Ofelia Pina and Dorinda Aguirre Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Milton and Sylvia Erben 46 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Grass Cedar Elm Pigweed PoHen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Figures from Rlvw Information Comal River 174 cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and no well water was used figures from Aggto film to be shown Thursday wjil be Tfcch gartie at 7 on Thursday at Pizza American Ql Forum chapter to meet The American Gl Forum Chaptpr 1014 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 on Thursday at the American Legion Hall on Coll Street All new members ace invited to attend Project Graduation meeting tonight The first Canyon High School Project Graduation meeting will be held at 7 today in the CHS commons Plans will be discussed for the allnight druganicj alcoholfree party to be held following graduation on May VFW auxiliary plans membership dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of Veter ans of Foreign Wars Post No 7110 will have its annual mem bership dinner at 6 Oct 21 at the Tree Tops Riverside Grille 444 E San Antonio St The meal is free to all members and those guests who are eligi ble to join Membership anniversary pins will be award ed To make a reservation call Lee Courtade at 6091636 no later than Monday EMerhostol program runs through Friday The New Braunfels Historic Museums Association is spon soring an elderhostel program that runs through Friday The program offers ah opportunity to meet visitors from through out the United States Please join the Community Band and visitors for a concert at 7 Thursday on the Plaza VISTA volunteer assists disabled Don Guenther the VISTA volunteer for Comal County will be at the Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 6 this week to assist citizens with dis abilities AIDS services education sought for local area By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A local AIDS activist and a representative of McKenna Memorial Hospital agreed Tuesday to work together to improve services for local AIDS patients and increase education I dont want to be a statistic of San Antonio or said Robert Konkel an AIDS patient I want to be here I live here and want to be taken care of Konkel said there are 60 fullblown AIDS cas Robert Konkel es in Comal County with several being less than 18 years old These individuals need local services includ ing an immunologist Tim Brierty senior vice president of operations at McKenna said the hospital has tried in the past to get an immunologist to come to town but has been unsuc cessful He said if one were willing to work in New Braunfels even if only one day a week the hospital would find the office space Weve attempted it with little Brier ty said Our commitment is there we just have to find someone willing to do Brierty said providing the services is not about the hospital making money He said there is just a shortage of physicians He recommended that Konkel talk with his providers to see if any are interested in coming to McKenna or its rural clinics once or twice a week Konkel will be invited to speak at McKennas Health Link seminars to educate the community about the disease Konkels physician will also be invited to speak with peers about what services can be provided locally We as a staff are learning as well because we are treating these said Brierty The physicians are always learning about new approaches and treatments so I think we have a commitment from our physicians as a Fire Prevention Weak presenta at Frailer v City county sponsor waste collection day By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer reviews given to presidential candidates By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Both local party chairmen believed their candidates scored points in Sundays televised presidential debate Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican nom inee Bob Dole the former Senate Majority Leader squared off in the debate held in Hartford Conn Issues such as the economy education foreign policy crime health care Medicare Social Security and the budget were discussed by both candidates The vice presidential nominees Vice President Al Gore and former New York Congressman Jack Kemp will square off in their debate at 8 today in St Petersburg Fla Many political experts have predicted that the debate between Gore and Kemp should be livelier than the presi dential one on Sunday night Comal County Democratic Party Chairwoman Gloria Sasser said Clinton was able to discredit Doles 15 percent tax plan He got his point across that Doles tax cut is not eco nomically Sasser said We all want our taxes cut but we have to do it in a sensible way Economists say Doles plan wont Comal County Republican Party Chairman Don Hensz said Dole came through during the debate I think he did an outstanding Hensz said He got his message across The folks I have met have been The debate showed Clinton cannot be trusted Hensz The president we know is an opportunist who says what he wants to get Republican Party Chairman Don Hensz He Clinton got his point across that Doles tax cut is not economically Democratic Party Chair Gloria Sasser said The whole thing debate is Hensz said It centered on being honest and saying what you mean The president we have now is an opportunist who says what he wants to get On the issue of President Clintons ties to Whitewater and the character issue Hensz said Dole did the best he could to get Clinton to say whether or not he would pardon any of the people indicted in the affair Well I think we live in interesting times in which the media dictates what you Hensz said It Whitewater must be approached The media should bring these issues out Bob Dole did as much as he could without being cru Sasser said the character issue and Whitewater have been Turn to Debates Page 2A County residents can start collecting those old and unused cleaners paints oil filters car batteries and tires and on Saturday the city and county will help you dispose of them safely New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn said the city and county are jointly holding a House hold Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 to 3 Saturday behind Fire Station Its the second one that the city and the county are funding in equal Friesenhahn said We had money left over from the first one in and decided to hold anoth er This time things aregoing to be done a little differently he said Tires will be accepted for free at New Braunfels High School and the office in Sattler and the number of cars taken into the unloading area will be increased in an effort to decrease the waiting time In April about 500 cars came through and the wait was 45 min utes at times The tires are a big bottleneck because it takes time to unload Friesenhahn said Im hoping we can get the waiting time down by doing it this Aprils collection also marked the first time residents were charged 1 per pound for garage and garden items cleaning products and paint supplies Friesenhahn said the money collected is only a small portion of what it costs him to dispose of the materials He collected about in April com pared to the cost of to dis pose of the products No one really complained about the Friesenhahn said All in all most people were just thankful they have somewhere to take Volunteers are still needed to assist with Saturdays collection day To help out call the New Braunfels Fire Department at 6082120 What to bring this Saturday Here is a list of the items that will be accepted at Saturdays Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day used motor oil and oil filters auto paint and antifreeze B per brake fluid herbicides pesticides rat poison solvents and pool chemicals B Cleaning Products per pound drain cleaners oven cleaners spot tile cleaners furniture polish and household cleaners B Paint Supplies per paint Ihinners paint strippers vents i v There are several items that should not be taken to the collec tion site B Trash ammunition industri al waste explosives medical waste fireworks commercial waste flares smoke detectors radioactive material or gas cylin ders For those items that you do bring on the collection day sev eral tips are suggested for preparing and transporting the material safely B Leave materials in original containers and make sure they are well labeled B Never mix products B Separate different types of waste B Wrap bottles with newspa per for cushioning B Boxes with dividers make good packaging B If a container is leaking place it into a larger container and use cat litter as absorbent B Dont transport the waste in the same part of your vehicle as children or pets A taste of Mexico part of 1996 Taste of the Town By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Tired of giving flowers on Mothers Day Make a run for the border The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels is auctioning two bona fide serenades compliments of two local Mariachi groups during this years fundraising event for the museum Taste of the Town The fundraiser offers a variety of unique girts through a silent auction from 6 to 10 Thurs day at the Krueger Building 386 W San Antonio St The auction is only one part of the event which will also offer the tastes of more than 20 foods from area restaurants and a penny auction for a grill and cooker worth nearly The serenade is part of a rich Mexican tradi tion On Mothers Day children sing for their moth ers in the early morning hours of the holiday or pay a Mariachi group to sing and play music instead Silent auctipn proceeds benefit Childrens Museum V The Childrens Musdum jn New Brauufels start at a minimum bid and the sale will go to ng a silent auction for ihelTaste of the highest dollar amount the Twit from 6 to Thursday Tickets cover the entire event and cost 1 5 aj thf Krwger fipjlding 386 WSan Antonio per person 2 in for museum l r Members Tickets for groups of 10 ormore museum Wd cost Child care will be provided at as well as food the museum at per child but reservations ii t i fl i an 20 area restaurants for t auction will write of Wd auctioneer The items will i fl i are required Tickets can be purchased at the museum 183 W Interstate 35jHuisache Grill 3034 W San Antonio Teacher School Supplies San Antonio St FQ more information gall the museum at 62QQ939 A serenade is something that brings joy to your heart to your mother wife or said Rosie Gallegos leader of Rosy y Los Mucha chos one of the Mariachi bands donating a sere nade Theyd get a big kick out Today the serenade in Mexican culture has grown to become a gift to family members and friends A Mariachi group would include singing and musical instalments such as trumpets violins a guitarron and vihuela which is a small guitar shaped instrument Jaime Padilla a member of the Mariachis Ecos de America which also donated a serenade for the fundraiser said the singing could be done by one man with a guitar or by a full sevenmember band with all the Its an old Mexican custom Back then when1 you couldnt really afford to take gifts you would serenade the lady of your said Padilla also the president of the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees Its since gotten to be more of a special gift from a spouse or Each serenade is valued at Those who attend the event will have a variety of other choices for gifts while they taste samples from the areas restaurants Youd be coining to one of the best parties of the said Susan Williams the museum director Youd be getting all you can eat and more Youll see everyone there all your friends and their friends Youll see live entertainment and its all for a good cause Its like a painless giving youre really getting a lot for your Williams said Stiff more Letters to the on changes at New Braunfels High School See Page 4A   

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