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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY ers face Mi in Round 3 See Page 1B 50 i Braunfels 16 pages in two sections Friday February E IM TX 7 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Koapp Vol 145 Inside Market Birthday wishes from the The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ndrose Koepp Kathy Bird well Anthony Pearson Christine Miller Jennifer Simpson Robert Eaker Kenneth Kilting Hariene Barganfer Shaina Ryan Rhonda Cantrdl Jenny Kneupper 13 years Lynn Rodgera 50 years Erin Hand Melissa Yeaman Eugene Happy anniversary wishes go to KUea and Doug Frerich 5 Betty and Dale Wright Pennte and Terry Salge 17 Bobby and Betty Earl Mr and Mrs Larry Tousch To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 PolkMi Count Moldunavailable Mountain Rotten measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 04 Canyon Dam cfs Canyon Lake Canyon Lake feet above sea level Above conservation WMIrifew flrttarwof wed water used CommuiMiy Shop sorts donations the Community Service thrift Shop Is now soliciting donations All welcomed Bring donations to 132 Gaddell Lane or contact Pete at 6253439 for pick ups Tuesday and Wednes day Thrift shop hours are 9 to noon and 1 to 4 Drug alcohol abuso counseling classes The GuadaComa Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has begun registration for the agencys upcoming Chemical Dependency Counseling classes Classes are limited so sign upearly For infor mation call 6089032 Youth Tennis registration under way Registration is under way for the fvlew Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments Youth Tennis Program Group lessons for youth 12 and older will be held from to Mon days at the Prince Solms Tennis Courts The fiveweek program begins March 3 The fee Is per participant Register at Lan da Recreation Center Call 608 2167 for information Community Chorale The Community Chorale is a group of local people who love to sing Under the direction of Pat Prlchard the choir sings a variety of music and Invites oth er singers to join in Rehearsals beglh Tuesday for an April cert of show tunes Regular rehearsals are held from to Tuesday evenings at the Eden Home Friendship Room Call 62941 74 Childrens Museum ottywMosale The Childrens Museum In New Braunfels will hold its annu al CityWide Oarage Sale from 10 to 4 March 2 at the Civic Center Booth rental for one for each addi tional Admission for adults maximum per family Accepting donations now Call for Informajtlon Crashing into the new millennium Electronic devices may not be ready for year ending in 00 By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer When the clock strikes midnight and the year changes to 2000 computers VCRs traffic light signals alarm systems and more could start generating inac curate information or simply shut down Jerry Johnson senior policy analyst for the Texas Department of Informa tion Resources said many personal computers and main frames could fail in the year 2000 because their systems cannot recognize the year Its primarily a result of using only the last two digits of a said John son In most cases its a minor incon venience such as for the typical home user It could also cause bigger prob Johnson said a computer that cannot determine that 00 represents the year 2000 could either generate inaccurate information or crash He said there have already been examples of date sensitive problems when many sys tems failed to recognize 1996 You wont really know what will happen until you run a risk analysis test on the said Johnson It Johnson said the problems associ ated with the new year will not be lim ited to computers He said micro processors contain the same potential time bomb Johnson said other opera tions threatened by the year 2000 include power plants wastewater plants security systems traffic light signals arid central air and heating Im not so worried about the busi ness community theyll be said Johnson Im very afraid of what people will miss in infrastructure that might malfunction and hurt Gilbert Meier traffic signal manag er for the Texas Department of Trans portation said traffic lights should con tinue tofunction properly in 2000 To my knowledge with what my suppliers are saying there shouldnt be a said Meier Paula DiFonzo general manager of New Braunfels Utilities said the soft ware provider has already to pre pare for the conversion and billing oper ations should remain uninterrupted NBU water sewer engineer Hamffsaid NBUs equipment does live processing and the software is expect ed to be upgraded in the near future so services should not be affected Either way I dont forscc us having any significant said HamfT Local computer consultant David Herman said many of the software publishers are already updating their products Herman said Macintosh com puters are equipped to work in 2000 and Microsoft has also addressed the issue A lot of thats going to be fixed by that point and with word processing you really dont have to worry about that said Herman If youre still using older software youll have to upgrade it because it will need the new Johnson said consumers should make sure they question the salesper son about equipment before they pur chase it and be aware of the potential problems with existing equipment You have to start looking at every thing for a microprocessor or said Johnson The average citizen needs to start looking and asking if the city has started addressing these For systems that cannot recognize the year 2000 Johnson said the reme dies vary depending on the program and the system Johnson said systems could need upgrading or need new microprocessors or equipment could have to be replaced It depends on the said Johnson WORD Canyon chamber join forces for lake promotion By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Hoping to spread the good word about Canyon Lake the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce come up with a plan to get more people to come shop and vacation at Canyon Lake The chambers promotions and pub lic relations plan was presented at the Comal County Water Oriented Recre ation District board meeting Wednesday night at the Canyon Lake Action Center WORD has signed two 6month contracts with the chamber for The funds will be used to promote and advertise the lake Chamber Executive Director Bev erly Pledger said the plan includes radio spots in San Antonio and New Braunfels magazine advertising and television spots in various cities We will have radio spots on WOAI KKYX and Pledger said Jud Ashmorc will be doing information on Canyon Luke and that will be Thursdays and Fridays KGNB will start up with twominute segments every Friday skirting on Feb 28 Those will have information late breaking news and calendar events on the lake They KGNB will do a 15 minute program on Sunday on people activities and New brochures will highlight the activities and attractions at Canyon Lake Pledger said We will be printing new Canyon Lake brochures as she said They will be fourfold glossy and Pledger said the brochures will probably be printed by an agency in San Antonio The chamber will advertise in the Discover Texas Hill Country maga zine Fly a national publi cation which is read by fly fisherman and in the Trout Unlimited state newslet ter Cable TV spots will be produced for the San Antonio Houston Seguin Boerne DallasFort Worth and San Marcos markets WORD Manager Jim Inman said most of the funds provided by WORD will be used for the advertising and promotion of the lake and the Guadulupc River Thirty percent will be utilized ibr over head Inman said Seventy percent will be for advertising and In other business Appointed board members Guy Anderson Scott Watson and Jack Lari more to an ad tux committee to work with the county to developing an inter local agreement for the development and management of Nichols Landing near Spechts Crossing in Spring Branch The county recently secured u lease for property which will be used by ratters and tubers 4rea coaches athletes represent best of sports Page 44   

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