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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ronald Davidson Amanda Para Olivia Schom 1 yaar John P Jonaa III Kalyn Zoeller 14 yaara Sath Wagganar 8 yaara Mlchaal Hlnaon Matt Qllatrap 16 yaara old Brtttnay Torfln 6 yaara old Paul Flntoy J Ryan Baatan 6 yaara old Vamon Blndnar 74 yaara old Linda Lee Stappar 3 yaara old Tarrl Mar ahall 27 yaara Mason Schmidt Sandy Haynla Joey Liak 40 yaara old Laura Raqual Pulldo 5 yaara old Kryatal Maria Madaro 9 yaara old Sonny Luna Kathryn Tay lor 10 yaara Happy anniversary wishes go to Sherry and John Barker 1 Lola and Grain 32 yaara Fred and Bu lk Albracht 50 years Mon Harvey and Edith Soachtlng 40 yaara Herbert and Lucille Ormond 57 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Fundraising idea for nonprofit groups Need a fundraiser for your nonprofit organization Get your group together to provide and sell foot at VolunteerFest 97 on April 12 Call Karen at 6207520 or 6253887 to participate Visitor Center volunteers The Greater New Braunfels Qhariiben of Commerce needs volunteers for the hew Highway planned 1y rehtly has a great Volunteer core but new volunteers are needed to staff the new center Anyone interested can call Lyn dl Moon at the Chamber office Boy Scouts available for odd Jobs Boy Scouts will clean out your garage room closet to earn funds to attend summer camp They will haul offunwant ed Call 629381 1 CISD spring break this week The Comal Independent School District will be on spring break from Monday to Friday Schools and the central admin istrative offices will be closed They will reopen at their normal times April 7 Personnel will be available at the CISD central office to noon week days for Board of Trustee elec tion matters Arbor Day celebration In Landa Park An Arbor Day celebration will be at 2 Tuesday near the playground in Landa Park at the corner of Fredericksburg Road and Playground Drive It is sponsored by the New Braun fels Garden Club Advisory Board The public is invited to attend this planting of a new tree in the Landa park Arbore tum Small business loans Need a loan for your home based business The Small Business Administration will hold a briefing covering the types of SBA loan programs available to the small business being oper ated from the home at 11 April 1 Federal Building 727 E Durango Room A527 In San Antonio No registration is nec essary and there will be no charge New Braunfels Herald 36 pages in four sections B Sunday March SUNDAY Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Keltoy Olivia Schom Vol 145 No 98 Teachers prepare to assist students with tragedy By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Family members arc not alone in trying to deal with the deaths of three teenagers who died Wednesday night in an automobile accident Karen Simpson interim principal at New Braunfels High School said school district officials have come up with a plan to help grieving students deal with the tragedy New Braunfels High School stu dents Adam Trollinger 17 and Romi na Sanchez 18 were killed in the crash after Trollingers red Camaro was struck by an Amtrak train as it crossed the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at FM 1102 and Conrads Road Denise Mala 18 of Valle De Bravo Mexico also died in the accident She was a close friend of Sanchezs who was visiting for spring break Mondays return from spring break vacation will be the first day back to school for students since the accident Simpson said she and NBHS facul ty members will be ready to help grief stricken students Simpson said she has met with inter im Superintendent Tom Moseley assis tant to the superintendent John Tur man assistant principals Judy Seifert and Kevin Brown and New Braunfels Middle School principal Ken McGuirc We had a meeting yesterday Fri day Simpson said We identified several things we wanted to do We have a fourpage plan already in the teachers mailboxes All teachers have been contacted and they will go to the high school between now and Sun day night so that they can be familiar Celebrating the resurection HeraldZeltung photo by Michael Darnall Monajgnor OCallaghan sprinkles holy water on worshippers at Sts Peter and Paul Easter Mass Saturday evening as they join Christians around the world In celebrating Easter with Simpson said teachers will have a very brief faculty meeting Monday morning We want the teachers to be in place to be there for the students as they Simpson said The teachers will have a prepared statement read to the first period Turn to Teachers Page 2A CISD adds weekend to summer vacation By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Wentworth censured on parental consent issue By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer State Sen Jeff Wentworth RSan Antonio who represents most of Comal County was censured by the State Republican Executive Committee on March 22 because he voted against the parental notification bill which would require teenagers to get parental notification before they get an abor tion When it passed the Senate last week Wentworth was the only Republican to vote against the bill The bill still has to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Gov Qeorge W Bush before it becomes SREC spokesman Lester Van Pelt III said 61 out of the 62 executive com miftee members voted for the resolu tion to censure Wentworth The SREC feels parental notifica tion is a key core Van Pelt said They felt they had to take Wentworth said he voted against the bill in 1995 and this year because he fears it will have bad consequences on teenagers who do not notify their par ents if they decide to have an abor tion It will affect those teenagers one out of four who havent told their par Wentworth said Because of the law Wentworth said those teenage girls will not be able to go to doctors who can perform safe abortions They would then be forced to have illegal abortions which could possibly kill them or ruin their chances to have children later in life the state senator said Van Pelt said the parental notifica tion bill is needed A teenager must have parental notification and consent to have her ears Van Pelt said There is something wrong with the laws if abortion can be performed without the Turn to Wentworth Page 2A The Comal Independent School District board of trustees approved a school calendar Thursday night that will start classes for 199798 school year later in August and will have less stafTdcvelopment days than the teach ers requested Several calendar versions were pre sented to the board with starting dates of Aug 14 and Aug 18 flic board decided that the later start date which adds one more weekend to lie summer vacation was a better option The business community had pushed for the later start A school calendar is not just a school trustee Scott Watson said Its a community Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said the shorter summer leaves less time for vacations He said local busi nesses lose their help and their cus tomers He said the approval of the Aug 18 date shows the districts understanding of the problem We were very Meek said I think its certainly an indication that this is a community Meek said even though the start day is only a couple of days later than last year it adds one more weekend on to the summer He said that makes a big difference Its one more weekend and as Ive said one weekend in August is like four weekends in May or Meek said The board also discussed the sched uling of a weeklong winter and spring break Trustee John Clay said six of the days could be spread over two months but if parents preferred it in a straight week he did not have a prob lem with that Other board members agreed Gruene 10K run Saturday See coverage Plan to reward use of alternate water sources By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Even though the area has seen more than an inch of rainfall than the winter average so far a citizens committee is proposing a drought management plan that seeks to reward water users who use nonEdwards Aquifer sources of water and prepares for the possi bility of a severe summer drought The eightmember committee which includes local business people and city and NBU staff have met for the past two months at the New Braun fels Utilities board room to draft the measure The plan is designed to keep NBU from violating the Edwards Aquifer Authoritys interim drought manage ment plan that places limits on munic ipal utilities to preserve the aquifer water level Its really an exciting said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager and a committee member We call it a drought management ordinance as opposed to a water con servation ordinance because this is the first step in an overall effort to manage our water resource over a long period of Committee members studied the EAA plan and other city water policy in drafting the proposed measure that they said should be reviewed on an ongoing basis Major components of the plan include Turn to Water Page 2A A little bit of country HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall The dancing and singing group Powerline performs for the crowd at The New Braunfels Factory Stores yesterday as part of Country Music Televisions nationwide tour Today is a day of celebration renewal See Opinion 4A   

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