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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon SVHS head district volleyball team See Page 1B 50 CENTS TooontiRxitv to Unfed 6207760 New Braunfels HeraldLcitung 20 pages In two sections Wednesday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Tammy Vol 144 No 272 Inside Market Stiimmtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Susan Bracks Jo Jones Jacalyn Brown Rick Surprenant Josh Gra ham 18 years Tim Pearson 18 years Garrett Bonnema 17 years Kyndal Leigh Fend ley 1 year James Parker Sr Tammy Koepp Lucille Fishbeck Lillian Kramer Freddy Fischer 85 years Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Nell and Bill Morton 44 and Norman Stephens 44 Shirley and Jim Hayes 43 years and Mr and Mrs Felix Esquibel 46 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Mountain Elm PoNan measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank RKnK Information Corral cubic feet per sec onoVthe same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above oea level down 01 from Tuesday Canyon Dam cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake feet above sea level Below conservation NewBraunfMsUtllltlM NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surfaoe water and no well water was used Cfcmbr Fund donations sought by nowspapor The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund kicked off its 15th campaign to pro vide food for local needy fami lies on Nov 17 The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County To donate to the Cheer Fund call 6259144 and ask for Carol Ann Avery Donations so far include Arnold and Jean Paulen Alan and Betty Bartlett Todays total Papers offices closed for holiday The HeraldZeitungs offices will be closed Thurs day in celebration of Thanks giving Regular office hours will resume Friday Veterans for Christ collecting clothing The Veterans for Christ Min istry is collecting donations of blankets adult coats jackets sweaters and gloves mens and womens for its fourth annual Christmas Homeless Outreach for homeless veter ans and others in need in San Antonio Call 6256375 for details Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholar ship Fund are now on sale for apiece at Carl Schurz elementary School For rriore information call Linda Blngham the New Bragnfels Independent School District HOSTS coor dinator HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tina Graves a cashier at the SacNPac at Live Oak and San Antonio rips off a lottery ticket for tonights million Jackpot Big jackpot spurs Lotto dreams By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A new car a boat maybe a NewBraunfels Meckel said she could find some thing to spend Wednesdays mil lion Lotto jackpot on if she were to win it all But if it really came down to it shed spend it on her two children and three grandchildren In the back of their minds most people dont think about winning the said Meckel who bought her ticket this morning I could find something to spend it on though Id go on trips to Hawaii Florida New York Many New Braunfels residents like Meckel have been struck with the Lotto fever as statewide sales by Tuesday had reached million State lottery officials said they about 75 percent of sales occur on the day of the drawing For example the Lotto pot was million in July 1993 when total sales reached about 33 million and three people shared the winning tick et Tonights jackpot started at million for a Nov 9 drawing in which no one won Officials said the odds of winning are one in 16 mil lion regardless of the number of tick et sales The largest Texas lottery jackpot was on March 16 1994 when it reached million which was shared by five winners The top lottery jackpot was million in California on April which 10 people sharing Not every potential winners said they would embark on a shopping spree Rita Radosevich of New Braunfels said the first thing she would do is go to the bank and set up a trust fluid for six charities I dont want any of she said All it would do is change my style of life To win a great amount like that would be nothing but heartache Radosevich said NBU trustees vote to reduce electric rates By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees approved a plan Tuesday to lower electric rates in response to the lower prices the utility now pays for the power it buys from its wholesale dis tributor The City Council must approve the proposed decrease in three readings The earliest the proposed rates could take effect is Jan 27 for the February billing cycle NBU expects to save up to mil lion in 1997 through the new prices it will pay to the Lower Colorado River Authority Im pleased about the recommen said Mayor Jan Kennady who is also one of the five NBU trustees I think it will show a good faith effort and I think City Council will approve The proposal would amend the cur rent electric service ordinance to allow for the new billing option NBU trustees debated the proposed measure for about a halfhour before Lower rates The average NBU customer will see a reduction of per month for kilowatts Larger commercial and indus trial users would see bigger sav ings approving it unanimously Trustees Gene Mornhinweg and James Goodbread expressed initial concern that the proposed savings might be better used to pay off pending bonds or help to subsidize water and sewer costs which typically do not show profits Other trustees said they believe the reduction in rates is an effort by LCRA to allow NBU to retain customers before possible deregulation of the electric industry changes the market This is a step where LCRA is trying to get thinner and leaner and passing the savings down to Trustee Robert Orr said If we lose them the rest of us will have to pick up the rest of the Trustees delay decision on interim school chief By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Many to close offices through weekend From staff reports County and city government offices will be closed Thurs day arid Friday and will not reopen until Monday Offices for the city of New Braunfels will reopen Monday with normal business hours from 8 to 5 The citys Sanitation Department will be available for garbage service starting at 5 Thursday Residents are encouraged to place their garbage out the night before to eliminate any missed pickups On Friday garbage service will go back to its regular schedule BFI will not pickup any recyclables on Thursday but service will resume on Friday Thursdays routes will be picked up on Thursday of next week For further information or assistance call the city offices at 6082100 during regular business hours During weekends and holidays please leave a message and the city will return the call during regular business hours New Braunfels Utilities offices will be closed Thursday and Friday but emergency crews and phone numbers will be working The NBU office will reopen on Monday at 8 For the second time in two weeks the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees delayed deciding on who to hire as an interim superintendent and how to hire a replacement for departing superinten dent Charles Bradberry Bradberry accepted a position with the Keller Independent School District near Fort Worth Though he has not officially resigned from NBISD hes announced that he begins work at KISD in January About 35 persons attended the noon meeting Tuesday which lasted about an hour Board members discussed whether an interim superintendent should be selected from current admin istrators Im seeing a lot of holes and Im not seeing a lot of people to put into said trustee Bette Spain who said she favored hiring someone not currently on staff to serve as interim superintendent I know we have capa ble people Thats absolutely not the Trustee Sylvia Sanchez disagreed Others favor someone from within the district because of the stability it Masons VFW post set to put on fifth dinner By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer It is time to feast because the Canyon Lake Masonic Lodge and Vet erans of Foreign Wars Post No 8573 in Sattler are staging their fifth annual Thanksgiving supper on Thursday It is a free dinner for everyone and the public is invited Donations are said Chuck Homan quar termaster for VFW Post 8573 Dinner will start at noon and last until the final piece of turkey or dab of cran berry sauce is gone Homan said The dinner will be at the VFW Post Homan said the dinner started five years ago when the VFW Posts com mander Matt McClear a Masonic member got together with post mem bers and decided to provide the dinner The dinners proceeds supports a good cause Any proceeds and donations we get from it we give to local charities at Canyon Homan said Cold soggy holiday expected People are advised to stay inside and keep warm because it is going to be a soggy Thanksgiving Pat Herald meteorologist for the National Weather Service said it will be cloudy with a 70 percent of rain with low temperatures in the mid 30s and highs in the mid 40s Friday will be much of the same with a good chance of rain and show ers with a highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s On Saturday Herald said the rain will stop but the skies will remain cloudy with lows in the 30s and highs in the 60s A holiday happening HeraldZeitqng photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Hernaldo Arredondo licks his fingers after a tasty enchilada din ner Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic Center during the Adobe Cafes annual Hot Meals for the Holidays a free warm meal tradi tionally given to those who might have to go without would create and the knowledge he or she would have Sanchez said to me I would feel a little more comfort able with someone from inside the dis trict who know the Two trustees asked Lonnie Curtis the assistant superintendent of finance what kind of strain would be placed on his staff if he were to take the interim position Curtis said he was confident his staff could maintain operations but an addi tional staff person might be needed If were talking about going six months to a year it does wear things pretty Curtis said Karen Simpson executive director of student services and interim high school principal told board trustees she had to work evenings and week ends to keep up with the demands from her two positions She said he sup ported Curtis but asking him to take on two positions could be unfair to him and the staff Simpson was named interim high school principal after longtime prin cipal John Tinman asked to be reas signed Being in two positions right very veiy Simp Turn to NBISD Page 2A Release to swell Guadalupe By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Guadalupe River will carry more water during the Thanksgiving weekend to ease pressures from heavy rains further up the waterway GuudalupeBlanco River Authority officials announced Tuesday that they are increasing the outflow from Canyon Lake by 45 cubic feet per sec ond GBRA Chief Engineer Tommy 1 lill said the out How was changed from 105 cfs to 150 cfs as of Tuesday mom ing GBRA made the change because of a weekend cold front that brought rain to the upper Guadalupe River watershed and dropped inches onto Canyon Lake Turn to River Page 2A tougher tactics called for to fight terrorism See Opinion Page 44   

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