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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                2A o HeraldZeitung g Wednesday December Texas Today People Brawn further with law HOLLYWOOD Fla AP Every little step Bobby Brown takes seems to land him in more trouble The singer faces drunken driving charges stemming from an accident last August police said Monday Browns car jumped a curb and slammed into some hedges and a sign He was hospitalized briefly with leg and neck injuries Police said he was speeding but no charges were filed at the time Investigators who obtained Browns medical records discovered his bloodalcohol level was above 20 more than double the states legal limit and blood tests showed the presence of cocaine and marijuana Brown was charged with drunken driving last April in Atlanta and was charged last year with assaulting a patron at a Florida night club The assault charges were dropped last month after Browns accuser agreed to settle a civil suit Brown 29 the former lead singer of New Edition went on to a successful solo career with 1980s hits like My Prerogative and Every Little He is married to singer Whitney Houston Hospital releases Bennett following hernia surgery WASHINGTON AP Singer Tony Bennett is steppin out again after emergency hernia surgery Bennett released from Georgetown University Medical Center Monday is in good condition and plans to spend the holidays Standoff From Page 1A ing in the Port Aransas area During that time the source said Preston and police had developed a hostile relationship Prestons family is wellknown in the New Braunfels area the source said adding that he graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1978 and his father donated Tye Preston Memorial Library in Saltier and donated land for a new school nearby the library He was the nicest guy youd ever meetthe source gaid He was JMSt People with disabilities who are Antonio College ClassesbeginJan various office skills and alwavs a real nice in careers in computer f for entryleve1 said Mary Probe uncovers Illegal alcohol sales In eateries AUSTIN AP A recent statewide sting operation found most violations of laws prohibiting sales of alcoholic beverages to anyone under 21 occurred in restaurants Officials of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said it indicates that perhaps they need to give restaurants more attention We concentrate on the night clubs and the convenience said Lt David Ferrero of the Austin district office of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission We need to take a better look at the Teenagers working undercover for the commission went into 495 bars stores and restaurants around the state during October and November Ferrero said all the undercover volunteers sent into restaurants were told to say that they were meeting somebody and order a beer Statewide 44 percent of the 495 businesses that were randomly selected for the sting sold alcohol to minors Bexar Countys rate 60 percent was the worst in the state Travis Countys rate 29 percent was the lowest Widow files suit over dispute In restaurant DALLAS AP The widow of a Humperdinks Restaurant manager who was shot to death during a domestic dispute in the establishment has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant The lawsuit filed by Michele Brigham alleges that Todd Brighams death June 7 could have been prevented if his colleagues had responded promptly to death threats a customer made before the shooting Richard Gene Bell 35 fatally shot Brigham before killing Crissa Bearden 24 and himself at Humperdinks Restaurant in suburban Addison Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Humperdinks and its parent company the Texas Ram Corp The lawsuit said employees should have called police when Bell threatened to kill another customer Had thejTdone so the shooting would never have occurred the lawsuit said noting that the average response time for the Addison Police Department is about two minutes Troubles involving Texas Republic shock jeweler AUSTIN AP Jeweler Kelly Smith says he didnt think he would run afoul of the law when he accepted an order in September to manufacture sterling silver Ranger badges for the Republic of Texas defense You know what Im just an Smith said I just make jewelry I dont care if you want to play Roger Ill make your insignia and Ill make it State law prohibits the manufacturing selling or possession of a badge that bears an insignia similar to that of the Texas Rangers which is a division of the Department of Public Safety Violation is a misdemeanor Lisa Smith Kellys wife and the marketing partner of the couples business said she didnt know about the badge law at the time she took the order The badges were never delivered because Smith said the group did not pay for the badges leaving them stuck with an inventory of 75 badges they cant sell The Republic paid a down payment but the couples bank rejected a check to cover the balance Owners of livestock pets brace for gnats NEW BOSTON Texas AP Owners of livestock and pets in northeast Texas are bracing for an infestation of southern buffalo gnats like those that killed young calves and small pets in 1979 and 1992 The emergence of the black fly species from the larval stage is likely to start between Christmas and New Years Day said Eric Lum Texas Agricultural Extension Service agent in Bowie County Because of high water levels caused by rain in early November the usual treatment to kill the larvae is Lum said The regular treatment would be to apply Bacillus thuringensis israelensis a naturally occurring biotoxin to the rivers and streams where the larvae live before they become flying insects That would usually cost about Cost of the chemical which is nontoxic to humans is shared by small grants from the states of Texas and Arkansas and supplemented by donations from local communities and companies Santa Claus hits the Internet to chat with kids AUSTIN AP Santa Claus may be busy wrapping gifts and preparing for his worldwide tour but that hasnt kept him from chatting a little with children across the country Ichat an Austin software company has had a Santa chat room on the World Wide Web part of the Internet since Dec 2 Questions frorn children pour in for several hours each day and Santa responds to each within minutes Weve been having a said Charlie Wood an online operations manager for Ichat Wood and a University of Texas student have shared the duties of opening Santas online mail He said questions have ranged from the simple and polite like Santa how are you to more difficult queries such as Do you really exist There are probably 10 or 15 questions we get all the Wood said Because it is a different set of kids every day we keep answering Amarillo board opposes backyard slaughters AMARILLO Texas AP Out of sight out of mind Not when it comes to animal slaughter Amarillos animal control board says Four of the boards five members said they have a problem with a proposed ordinance up for discussion at todays Amarillo City Commission meeting It would allow residents to slaughter animals in their backyards The ordinance was drawn up after Linda and Ray Albright complained last summer about neighbors who slaughtered and processed a hog in view of neighbors including children recuperating in New York publicist Sylvia Weiner said Bennett 70 suffered a ruptured hernia just after arriving at the White House Saturday to attend a holiday dinner with President Clinton He was treated by White House physicians and rushed to the hospital I would like to thank the many fans friends and family who have sent their good wishes to me over the past two Bennett said Bennett whose next concert is Jan 31 in Washington won a Grammy in 1994 for his comeback album Steppin Harrelson cleared of trespassing charges SAN FRANCISCO AP Woody Harrelson and nine others who scaled the Golden Gate Bridge have been cleared of ignoring a police officer but still face trespassing charges Prosecutors Monday dropped the charge of failing to respond to a police officer against Harrelson and the protesters who climbed the bridge on Nov 23 to demonstrate against logging in the Headwaters redwood forest The protesters still face up to one year in jail and a fine for the two counts of trespassing They are due in court on Jan 14 Harrelson the star of Cheers and Natural Born stars in The People Vs Larry which opens Friday Harvest Obituary Milbie R John age 75 of New Braunfels died Monday December 23 1996 at her residence She was born October 24 1922 in Fredericksburg Texas to Harry Danz Sr and Wanda Hohehberger Danz She married Edward M John on June 17 1944 in TX He preceded her in death in 1992 Mrs John was a hornemaker and member of the Newcomers Senior Citizens PTA Saints Peter Paul Catholic Church and served as a school and church volunteer Survivors are a daughter and son inlaw Janie and Michael of New Braunfels granddaughter Jennifer Kiolbassa of New Braunfels sisters Vera Jenschke and Lillie Weinheimer both of Fredericksburg brother Harry Danz Jr of Fredericksburg She was preceded in death by a sister Laura Pape A rosary will be recited Thursday December 26 at 7 at thoZoeller Funeral Home Chapel Funeral mass is scheduled for Friday December 27 at 10 at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Msgr Edward Bily celebrant Entombment will follow in the Saints Peter Paul Mausoleum Visitation will begin Wednesday at6 and continue until Thursday at 9 From Page 1A So far 300 people have been Konkel said during the meals first hour I hope we run out and make our goal so that 1 can run out and buy more food No one will go The support of volunteers donors other individuals and businesses enhanced this years dinner Konkel said This year more people are here and more sponsors have Konkel said A myriad of people have contributed desserts and monetary Twenty local businesses and individuals including WalMart Supercenter HEB Food Stores and the city of New contributed to the event Dora and Bill White of Granzin Meat Market Inc and1 Naegelins Bakery helped cook the meal Konkel said Judy Kraft Rita Bonnie Tetrault Pam Kraft and Konkel helped organize the annual1 event Computer courses made available to disabled interested technology have until Jan 14 1997 to enroll in the Office Computer Systems Training program at San Michael The class will focus on basic microcomputer use application programs business communications From Page 1A during the shoot His main concern was the fans He said When the fans see me I feel like I should go out and talk to He was extremely considerate with the Travolta a pilot flew in daily to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport from Dripping Springs where he stayed during the shoot He even ordered a turkey sandwich from the Grist Mill Up to 100 people gathered around Gruene Hall during the filming to see Travolta and other stars in the movie who on occasion signed autographs and chatted with wideeyed fans The movie is based on the story of the Archangel Michael who made miraculous appearances throughout history as the head of the angelic armies accomplishing such feats as the rescue of Daniel from the den of lions and assisting Joan of Arc to Marion battle impossible odds Travoltas character in the film paints a slightly different image of the topranked angel With two weeks on Earth to carry out a mission from God Michael sets out to bring two cynical hearts together but that doesnt mean he cant enjoy the pleasures of life When news of Michaels existence reaches the National Mirror washed up journalist Frank Quinlan William Hurt goes to interview him along with angel expert Dorothy Winters Andie MacDowell and journalist Huey Driscoll Robert The three are charged with tracking down this angel who appeared in Iowa and bringing him back to the tabloid in Chicago by Christmas Michael was filmed mainly in the winter and spring of this year in Chicago Austin and other parts of Texas Whitehead program chair After four 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background growing up in New York City I come from a law enforcement Crespo said My father was a New York City When Wommack tendered his resignation Crespo said he did not believe he would be appointed interim police chief I was definitely surprised to be offered the he said Since being new to the community I didnt think they would offer it to me but I am glad they did 1 am grateful the mayor and the City Council saw my qualifications and picked me as afulltime officer and then made me interim Crespo said he would like to reach out to the Marion community and better train his officers My main concern is to make sure residents feel that they are being well he said I plan on implementing biweekly training programs with reserve as well as ftill time officers and get muchneeded training as far as community policing and basic law enforcement tactics I want to bring them up to date on law enforcement Working with schoolchildren is another of Crespos goals I plan to work with the Marion schools as far as having a DARE program and basically working with kids elementary ages and he said I want them to understand that the policemen are here to help them out and that we are Even though he has been in Marion for only a few weeks Crespo likes the city and its residents It has been Crespo said 1 like a small community like this because everybody waves at you The community has been good and very receptive to the Crespo lives in New Braunfels and is married to Alicia Martinez Crespo who is a clerk for the city of Garden Ridge He has two stepchildren and two children from a previous marriage Boneless Pork Loin Roast Marinated Beef Fajitas 89 Ib 0 eef Ribs Ll Market Spare Ribs 3 Down Boneless Lean Stew Meat Ib 3Lter7Up Orange Crush Hires Natural Light Natural Ice Micheloh Light ipack iz Cans 8 pack 12 oz cans IBJESTT 11IIF Frozen Cut and Wrap MBeef Hindquarter Forequarter Hew Years Eve New Yaws Day GMBH Celery Cello Carrots i Green Onions HUNTING CONTEST Trophies Prizes to be 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