New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 18, 1997, Page 2

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

February 18, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraidZeitungu tuesday Hebruary Junior Miss HoraldZeltung photo by Michael Darnall Summer Smlthers Jasmin Owens and Caale Woods stand with their Junior Miss pageant sponsors James Gymnastics Lisa BrucksProdlgy Learning Center Lenise and Billy BrownLenises Floral Creations Tuesday evening at the sponsorcontestant reception at the New Braunfels Civic Center The Junior Miss Scholarship program wilt be held at the Civic Center Friday and Saturday News from the Dittlinger Memorial Library By CAROL BISSETT Special to the HeraldZeilung Library patrons arc the most well informed citizens in town Our regulars come in daily to read the Wall Street Journal USA Today and area newspapers Twelve new subscriptions have been added to the ISOplus periodicals held at the library for 1997 These new magazines include Accent on Living Americas Consumer Reports Travel Letter Cricket Economist Horn Book Magazine Kidstuff Kiplingers Retirement Letter Macleans Microcomputer Journal Mother Jones and Sporting News And for the real news hound access to this Internet site should prove both enlightening and entertaining The Best News on the Net at includes an AP wire site where you can be among the first to read the news right off the wire Youll also find a collection of web newspapers Photo submitted Twentyfive members of the Canyon High School Student Council attended the annual midWinter retreat at the 7A Guest Ranch In Wlmberley Canyon High School goes for the gold By KATIE BADER Special to the HeraldZeitung 1997 begins a new chapter in the book of Canyon High Schools many active student groups The basketball team has been improving its record the cheerleaders and Aristocats arc busily preparing for their respective national competitions the Academic Decathlon team is gearing up for the suite meet and Student Council continues to produce outstanding leaders The most important and memorable Student Council activity since we resumed school was our annual midwinter retreat to Wimberlcy A group of 25 traveled to the 7A Guest Ranch for the weekend of Jan 18 and 19 for a special leadership workshop I was one of the lucky participants and I must say that spending a weekend with leaders from my own school and from surrounding area schools was a real pickmeup The highlight of the retreat was a live Clue game in which teams searched the ranch for solutions to u murder mystery We also spent the weekend sharing advice laughter and ice cream all while learning that the best gift you can give someone is not always tangible sometimes it is the gift of teamwork or understanding Another group which boasts dedicated members is the Aristocats dance team These young ladies have been hard at work earning money for an upcoming trip to Santa Fe In March the Aristocats will perform four dance routines to defend their state title and national ranking Ill be representing the team in the Miss Texas High Kick contest when we attend state competition in Austin In the mean time the third annual Aristocats dance clinic was held Jan 18 and provided the opportunity for 60 aspiring dancers ages 4 to 16 to learn two special routines which were performed at last Fridays varsity basketball game Our cheerleaders will soon find themselves in sunny Florida also competing for u national ranking Their recent and successful spaghetti supper and silent auction was the product of much planning and preparation on the part of the girls and their moms Good luck and happy traveling to you as the February competition nenrs Congratulations are in order for the Academic Decathlon team and coaches At the regional meet in Killcen this brainy bunch of nine found itself in the spotlight garnering the secondplace title and a chance to compete in the state championship scheduled for Friday through Sunday The individual medals earned total 28 and 18 team medals were also won Katie Bwler is the Canyon High School Student Council Centex Delivery to local businesses 194 iUflntfi IH35 to Adoto Cafe 9294979 I from around the world The Best News contains a special collection of weather sites plus special business and finance news links If youre enjoying the site at the library Internet station slip on a pair of headphones and select from these audio feeds National Public Radio programs or ABC and Christian Science Monitor radio programs Carol Bissett is a paraprofessional librarian at the Dittlinger Memorial Its never tpp late to tell MjL of sexual abuse By Abigail Van Buren Universal Press Syndicate DEAR ABBY Im writing about a recent letter signed No Justice Served in I am a police lieutenant who has been involved in the investigation of child molesters for the past 10 years and I want you and your readers to know the following about child molesters Research literature in the field and my personal experience have shown that child molesters usually commit many sex crimes involving many victims Unlike other crimes delayed disclosure of sexual abuse is the rule not the exception It is common for victims to wait weeks months or even years before disclosing their abuse Many states provide for this in their laws that cover statutes of limititations how long after the crime is committed the offender can be Please tell victims of sexual abuse that it is never too late to tell The criminal justice system must make every attempt to bring these offenders to justice no matter how much time has passed LT BILL WALSH DALLAS POLICE DEPT DEAR LT WALSH Thank you for the important letter All too often victims of sexual abuse are reluctant to speak up because they arc frightened or blame themselves for what happened Disclosing the abuse and Identifying the perpetrator can be critical step in the healing process of the victim r Lordj Lordj Look Whos Forty Obituaries Clara Twiefel Pfannstiel Clara Twiefel Pfannstiel of New Braunfels died Monday Feb 17 1997 at Colonial Manor Care Center at the age of 78 years She was bom March I 1918 at New Braunfels to Edmund Twiefel and Clara Luersen Twiefel She married Benno R Pfannstiel Nov 5 1936 at New Braunfels Mrs Pfannstiel was a retired sales clerk at Comal Cottons Retail Store She was affiliated with St Paul Lutheran Church and was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 179 Ladies Auxiliary She is survived by husband Bcnno R Pfannstiel of New Braunfels son Curtis A Pfannstiel of San Antonio sisters Alice Rehfeld of Seguin and Virginia Haas of New Braunfels and numerous nieces and nephews Funeral service will be 2 Wednesday Feb 19 1997 at Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Home with The Rev Dr Charles DeHaven officiating Burial will be at the Ouadalupe Valley Memorial Park Visitation will begin at 3 Tuesday and continue until service time Wednesday Memorials may be given to Hospice New Braunfels or St Paul Lutheran Church Doeppeiischmidt Funeral Home Edwin Barker Christopher Edwin Barker Christopher 69 of New Braunfels died Friday Feb 14 1997 He was a loving husband caring father and generous grandfather Preceded by death of a son Theodore Shephard he is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 37 years Ida his three brothers Dick Don and Billy He leaves behind his children Zoanne Danny Les Bruce Al Eddie and 10 grandchildren a host of other relatives and many friends He was president and an active member of Landa Park Oolf Association 2279 Elks Lodge Eagles 2999 Lodge Retired Sprinklers Fitters Union Local 669 We will miss his laughter lessons of life sensitivity high spirits and exuberant zest for living which he shared with everyone May he enjoy unlimited golf for eternity In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the American Cancer Society in his name Porter Lorlng Mortuary San Antonio Allen Biesenbach Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoellcr Funeral Home for Allen Biesenbach of Houston Texas He died Monday in Houston at the age of 57 Rumble strip trial proves effective By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The preliminary results of a six month experimental study into the effectiveness of rumble road strips along one of the citys residential streets indicate they are a successful method in reducing motor vehicle speeds city officials said Thursday The Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board heard the results Thursday of the citys firstever experimental study into the effects of the rumble strips The speed reduction mechanism is a series of 10 thermoplastic strips placed across the length of the street The strips are an alternative to speed bumps and humps that are much more expensive and cause problems for emergency personnel to respond quickly to calls in residential neighborhoods Depending on the vehicle the strips cause a vibration that is designed to alert motorists as to how fast their vehicles are traveling The city installed the strips in June in two locations along the 1200 block of River Acres in northeast New Braunfels Signs were placed to the north and south of oncoming traffic to warn motorists of the strips that are four to five inches wide and about half an inch high River Acres begins at the north opening with a steep hill that dead ends into Fair Lane to the south City officials said that hill has become a hot spot for speeding motorists who have traveled upward of 70 mph at times and caused many of the residentsto seek relief from the city I remember flying down there growing up and now the rumble strips are really a said traffic advisory board member Art Cantu I think they are really Installation of the rumble strips in other locations would require the consent of city council that has indicated it has no commitment to implement the system elsewhere at this time This initial endeavor cost which includes labor material and equipment said assistant to the city manager Don Ferguson who is the citys staff support for the trial study The cost should decrease from to the next time since fewer workers would be needed and equipment has already been purchased he said adding that material is the greatest cost The preliminary results indicate that top speeds of 70 mph have decreased to 45 mph for southbound traffic and 65 mph to 55 mph for northbound traffic The aveige speed of 85 percent of the traffic was mph in June 1996 and slowed to mph by January for southbound traffic The average speed for northbound traffic went from mph to mph The volume of traffic also decreased as a result of motorists avoiding the areas nimble strips The number of vehicles dropped from 255 in June of 1996 to 131 in January for southbound traffic and 256 to HOfornothbound Were encourage by some of the results and are anxious to see whether the speeds remain down in the months to Ferguson said Its a project that is somewhat costly but we feel the cost of installation will come down as the workers become more familiar with the Buhidar new aidedecamp for Joint Chiefs chairman Special to the HeraldZeitung Maj Randy A Buhidar of Corpus Christi has been selected as the next aidedecamp for Gen John Shalikashvili the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Shalikashvili succeeded Gen Colin Powell into the nations highest military office Buhidar was bom in Corpus Christi and is the son of Mr and Mrs Raymond J Buhidar Jr After graduating from Ray High School in 1977 he enlisted in the Army Following basic training he returned to Corpus Christi to marry his high school sweet heart Karla S Hillin She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Bob ONeal Hillin Sr of New Braunfels Buhidars Army assignments have taken him to Fort Bliss Germany Washington and Somalia He attended Command and Randy Buhidar General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and Marine Command and Staff College at Quantico Va His military awards and medals include the Bronze Star the Meritorious Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster the Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster the Army Achievement Medal with 5th Oak Leaf Cluster the Good Conduct Medal the National Defense Service Medal the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the United Nations Medal in Customer Satisfaction HOOKS WALNUT 6 62964OO IH 35 and Walnut Ave N B New Braunfels M Minor Emergency No Need to Call in the Medical Care Today Hours MondayFriday to 6093413 Saturday to 226N Vnion Concerned about high cholesterol Sylvana and CTHR are looking for and 2066 of age to participate In an Important medical revearch Involving the treatment of high cholesterol The up to 6 to our gan Antonio facility over a month period If yoy qwnlMy you will receive free medical and toting and you will be eligible to purchaee a rol lowering product By participating In f yew Sylvana ftwarch and Central Health Rotearch Wars TutThu Special Edition i vSP ion PG PO13 Beautician Absolute Pqwer fjh BRAUNTEX 625 4411 290 W Sell Antonio Fuols Hushing Tli I ;