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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2 Q HeraldZeltungo Tuesday March 2S 1997 Address posting plan clears first reading By ABE LEVY Staff Writor Although no pizza deliverers were in attendance Monday night they will no doubt appreciate the latest City Council effort to improve the posting of addresses for residential and commercial buildings Upon recommendation of the citys Safe City Commission the council approved the firBt reading of iin ordinance Monday that should bring rcqucsto to your door in less time and emergency personnel too When they know that emergency personnel can find that residence without much problem it will make them feel more said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager who provides staff assistance for the Safe City Commission The proposed ordinance calls for Address postings that are visible from across the street Placing address postings closer to the street in cases where the building is too far from the street A minimum height of 2 inches for the address numbers Posting colors that contrast with the color of the background and arc visible at night Supporters of the ordinance said they recommend seeking voluntary compliance rather than municipal fines The Safe City Commission approved the original draft in early February and planned a doortodoor campaign in neighborhoods where current postings are in need of improvements Those areas include Comal Town and parts of the West End where the numbering for certain blocks are not sequential city officials said The ordinance would become effective upon the third and final reading scheduled for the April 28 City Council meeting j The ordinance is an amendment to current policy that prohibits posting of addresses on curbs In other action the council passed a resolution approving an intcrlocal agreement between the city of New Braunfels and Comal County that establishes the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force The partnership includes officers from the New Braunfels Police Department the Comal County Sheriffs Office and the Department of Public Safety Police Chief Ray Douglas said the new group will not cost the city any extra money but will allow the agencies to improve law enforcement efforts in Comal County The agreement will allow law enforcement organizations to disregard jurisdictional lines and fight crime together Douglas said Oscars prove best cure for English Patient9 By LYNN ELBER AP Enlorlfiinmoril Writer LOS AP When The bearing a serious literary pedigree and lacking stars came knocking on Hollywoods door the studios smclicd paltry grosses and turned up I heir noses Next lime such an opportunity comes heir may focus on a different numbers game the nine Oscars including best picture honors won Monday night ly the wartime drama of love and betrayal When studios make only blockbusters like Independence they earn a boxoffice windfall but lose when it comes to Academy Awards prestige Could the outcome of the 69th Academy Awards change their outlook liven emcee Billy Crystal tweaked lie industry Me reminisced about the time he hosted the ceremony three years ago Back then the major studios were nominated for he said Independent films dominated the awards ceremony with a single major honor going to a big studio production Cuba Gooding beat supporting actor trophy for Jerry Independence last yearx topgrowing film with million plus earned a single award for visual effects By comparison The English Patient has earned million Because smaller films tend to make stars not hire them Mondays ceremony gave viewers an opportunity to discover new faces Geoffrey Rush the Australian stage act6r who played emotionally disturbed pianist David Helfgott in picked up the bestactor trophy Edrlicr Rush beamed when Helfgott made a surprise appearance doing a turn at the piano for the Shrine Auditorium audience Frances McDormand named best actress for her role as a homespun Midwestern cop in had watched husband Joel Cocn and brotherinlaw Ethan Cocn accept the Oscar for best original screenplay In her speech McDormand offered congratulations to production companies that allow filmmakers to make decisions based on qualifications and not just market Gooding made the most of his victory Everybody involved with this 1 love you I love said the exuberant actor delightedly refusing to exit the stage after his allotted 45 seconds Although English Patient was made outside the studio system it represents thekindof oldfashioned epic filmmaking that academy voters traditionally honor The last film to win as many Oscars was The Last Emperor in 1988 The English which had the most nominations with 12 also won for cinematography dramatic score film editing sound costume and art direction The movement of passion is the most gratifying satisfaction in any moviemakers said the films producer Saul Zacntz This happens when you sec and hear people all over the world share their laughter their crying and their sudden gasps at identical screen Zaentzs film was rescued by Miramax after 20th Century Fox an earlier supporter reportedly wanted to replace the films lead actors with boxoffice names such as Demi Moore The films director Anthony Minghclla was honored as was co star Juliette Binoche Her best supporting actress victory upset predictions that veteran actress Lauren Bacall would claim her first Oscar for The Mirror Has Two Im so said Binoche who like many thought the statuette would go to Bacall I didnt prepare anything I thought Lauren was going to get it And I think she deserves my fault the actress exclaimed backstage after repeated questions about Bacalls loss Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrating his best song win with Tim Rice for You Must Love Me from acknowledged he dominance ofThe English Thank heavens there wasnt a song in The English is all I can Webber joked backstage The ceremony boasted a rare winner with a distinctly downhome Southern name Billy Bob Thornton the directorstar of Sling who captured the Oscar for best adapted screenplay Thornton quickly donning his trademark baseball cap after leaving the stage was asked if he planned to call a fellow Arkansas native President Clinton I think hes going to get in contact with me I dont have the bat phone Thornton joked The evenings most touching moment came when Muhammad All and George Foreman subjects of the honored documentary When We Were drew a standing ovation After all its a history piece about a middleaged black man Thats one hell of a middleaged black producer David Sonnenbcrg said backstage II U1 b III i at governor says tax relief moving AUSTIN AP Gov George W Hush says hes optimistic the Legislature will enact a property tax overhaul and hes urging lawmakers to make any lax cut If you had asked me a year ago Im not sure what Id Bush said Monday Today I can tell you that things look very positive about gelling something The governors comments in a speech to the Texas Daily Newspaper Association came only hours after Lt Gov Bob Bullock said a special House tax committee has done such a good job senators might approve that bill without major changes House Speaker Pete Lancy in January named the special headed by Rep Paul Sadler DHcnderson to study both Bushs pushfor property tax relief and the way the state funds public schools The committee has examined numerous ways of raising up to billion for a lax rollback The panel hopes by the end of the month to send a bill to the full Mouse fpr a vote If a tax bill passes the Mouse Bullocks announcement Monday means lawmakers might be able to complete tax action before the Legislatures regular session must adjourn on June 2 The Senate may be very inclined because of the excellent work theyve done favorably inclined to accept or to follow their without really major Bullock said Bush called that assessment good news CISD begins program focused on wise energy use CISD employees and students could get a ticket for misuse of energy or a warm futxy for energy conservation The Walt Watchers now patrol the halls of sorno CISD schools making sure students and staff make witie ime of energy Wearing special badges students are prepared to cite violators who misuse energy and give thankyou notes to students and stuff who are energy conscious according to CISD Energy Troy Burch The Watt Watcher Program learning experience for elementary students wan organized by Burch Our goal for the Watt Watcher Program is for students to become aware of energy Burch said The program organizes student teams on elementary school campuses Teams Inspect rooms and hallways and evaluate buildings with a record log several times a week Their objective is to look for misuse and apply the correct use of Burch said One goal of our energy management program is to have all Comal ISD elementary Intermediate and middle schools participating in the Watt Watcher Program by December he said MM CMI MM AMI MM I TDPAY J Everyone whose name is on PAGE 9 Watt Watcher Program is organized in cooperation with the State Energy Conservation Office Each student participating in the program will receive a certificate jtonvGov George W Bush Submitted by the Comal Independent School District Obituaries LonlncOoodc Louise Goode of New panned away Sundiy March 23 1997 at the Eden Home at the age of 94 She wai born Dec 25 1902 in the Heights in Houslon to Conrad Semler and Henrietta Bonewitz Semler She married Harry Goode on Dec 23 1932 in Houston He preceded her in death Dec Mrs Goode a Comal County resident since 1953 was a retired accountant She was an accomplished singer soloing both in many churches and on the radio Harry and Louise donated the property and were founders of Church in the Valley at Canyon Lake They also donated the property for the Canyon City Fire Station at Canyon Lake She is survived by cousin Prank Hueter of Canyon Lake numerous Texas Today OtVMCS lOMMMO TEXARKANA AP Four tobacco companies have lost a bid to keep five boxes of secret documents out of a civil case between the state of Texas and cigarette makers The documents including potentially damaging industrywide discussions on tobacco dangers and marketing were delivered Monday to District Judge David Folsom who ruled against the companies He sealed the documents and will decide which should be made public Folsom who is presiding over Texas billion civil suit against the tobacco industry granted a temporary restraining order sought by the state and Liggett Group the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes Liggett settled 22 state lawsuits last week by agreeing to put warning labels that say smoking is addictive and causes cancer on cigarette packs The company also turned over to the custody of state judges hundreds of documents PlWMCMflt MMWt to parachute Jump HOUSTON AP When former President George Bush bailed out of bis bullettorn torpedo bomber over the Pacifies Ocean during World War that uld make a parachute ju wasnt an emergency His opportunity has finally arrived He said he would fulfill that promise today by jumping from a civilian plane feet over the Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona Bush bailed out of his plane Sept 2 1944 after it was struck by fire from the Japanese navy Corrections In Fridays edition of the Herald Zeitung Scott Hudnall was incorrectly identified in an article on Page 5 He in not an EMT He is preparing to take the exam Also on Page 5 of the New Horizons Sports and Recreation section Brett Riley owner of West Haven Academy of Karate was misquoted Ho did not say that Jean Claude Van Damme is still three years away from being where I am Centex four best value everyday Rubber Stamps and Name Badges 154 8 Butlnaaa IH35 ntxt to Adobe Caft 9299979 I of the New Braunfels Phone Book IWINSAFKEEGAME at i CO3BHAIL IVDWIL j 6094033 jGame must be used within 48 B New Braunfels Minor Emergency No Need For An Appointment Hours MondayFriday to Saturday I to 6093413 226 N Union Children are needed to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate an asthma 411 years of age Suffering from mild to moderate asthma and using asthma medication Able to complete 4 outpatient vlaiU at our facility Kecelve luted mcdJcftl awl your CMii il Tumi Mllllll Rill M Oil WHifPWWP David lr the Alttrnativt Hocfc with Special Mfcp Huff 17 at the door Locations Tree of Life 651 K Loop M7 For more info nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and longtime companion Lucia of Canyon Lake Graveside services will be noon Wednesday March 26 at Magnolia Cemetery In Houston with the Rev Rick Minett officiating DoeppenMhmldt Funeral Home Dorothea Perrard Posplill Dorothea Perrard Pospisil of Flatonia Texas passed away March 22 1997 at Moulton Texas at the age of 82 years Funeral services were 10 Tuesday March 25 1997 at St Marys Catholic Church In Praha Texas with Msgr Edward Bily officiating Burial will be at the Praha Catholic Cemetery In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of ones choice Smith Funeral Home Flitonfa Bush 72 the only American president ever to parachute from an airplane will jump from an aircraft with two jump masters at his side Army spokesman Doug Smiih said Monday AUSTIN AP A repeal of the states mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists who are at least 21 and carry insurance has been approved by the Texas Senate Sen Jerry Patterson RPasadena the sponsor of the bill praised the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association for working diligently to help pass the measure which now goes to the House for consideration The bill was approved on a voice vote Monday after receiving vocal opposition from Sen Bill RatlifT R Mount Pleasant WOnt OpMI on wtMfy NEWARK NJ AP The public must wait until after a hearing next month to learn more about whether government prosecutors improperly released information that outlined kickback deals involving lottery1 lobbyists in YWtSJid Texas a federal Judge hatf ruldW District Judge Politan ruled Monday he would consider unsealing some or all of the information in the dispute only after a closed April 7 hearing so he can make a full frank and unfettered examination of the information Im not here as a manufacturer of news for Politan said Let us be In Wednesdays edition of the HcraldZcitung the cost of the YMCA afterschool program was incorrect The cost is per week
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