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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Smithson Valley girlswin district golf title See Page IB SO CENTS Herald 80 22 pages in two sections Wednesday May EL PAS Serving Comal County and surrounding areas ror more than 145 years Home of Norman Schueltz Vol 145 No 130 Inside Market Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Karon Preiss Anita White Norman Schuetz 70 years Jerome Rickard 40 years Ty Nance Chris Martinez Jesika Alvarado To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count mold pecan grass 50 Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and gallons of well water were used Shots downtown were for the birds If you were startled by loud booms in the Main Plaza area Tuesday night there is nothing to be concerned about The Parks and Recreation Depart ment was firing its small can non to scare birds away from their nests before they make a mess of the Bandstand area The firing of the cannon was done in preparation for Memor ial Day and the refurbishing of statues on the plaza Rebecca Rosenthal of the Parks and Recreation Department said And depending on the out come of Tuesday nights results Parks and Recreation employ ees could be firing again on Thursday night Rosenthal said Find alternate route for West Tanglewood If you travel down West Tan glewood you may need to take an alternate route today West Tanglewood between Briar wood and Brentwood will be closed all day today while Entex crews are working Bad weather chance depends on front After the fog burns off this morning we should get a day of sunshine and pleasant temper atures We should see a high temperature today in the midto upper 80s with a nighttime low in the mid60s Thursday brings a 20 percent chance of severe thunderstorms that loom until Friday Any chance for severe weather depends on a slowmoving cold front near the Red River If the front stalls in North Texas we will have no interruption in our idyllic weather Thursdays predicted high is again expected to be in the mid80s with an overnight low in the mid60s City rejects outfitter regulation ordinance By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Monday rejected a proposed ordinance that would have regulated outfitters on the Guadalupe River The proposal was offered as an attempt to satisfy an agreement by plaintiffs who filed a wrongful death lawsuit a few years ago The city settled with the plaintiffs in November and gave itself a Memo rial Day deadline to implement the measure The council opted instead to adopt a plan to post safety signs by Memorial Day It also voted to create an implemen tation committee that would pursue a proposed interlocal agreement with outfitters outside the city limits The councils action removed such items as a mandatory video presenta tion and rules for wearing life jackets in a move to avoid placing too many restrictions on outfitters Council members and outfitters said they preferred an interlocal agreement with the Water Oriented Recreation District and Comal County in a plan that would unify regulations on the river Zero Rivers a local outfitter said he was glad the city rejected the origi nal proposal to avoid unfair restric tions on his industry I really applaud the city for trying to make the Guadalupe River safer but I also am glad they trust the outfitters to do the right he said Cancer fundraiser HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson ri Mission Drive Roland Bradfutes uncle Bradfute lost his battle with cancer in 1994 Each year since the familiy business Bradzoil on has sponsored a Lubeathon to benefit the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society Familys loss inspires annual Lubeathon By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer With personal knowledge of how cancer patients and their families suffer at the hands of the ailment a local business is setting aside a day to raise funds for research and support programs in Comal Coun ty Roland Bradfute manager of Bradzoil on Mis sion Drive said his family saw the effects of can cer when his uncle Bradfute was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor Bradfute said the cancer progressed quickly in his uncle who died in July 1994 Although he lived in Pleasanton at the time the entire family felt and saw the effects of cancer We know what he went Bradfute said Its draining both emotionally and finan cially A lot of times its a long drawn out process and the family gets really pulled With the death of the family members who owned the business decided to help raise funds for cancer research and support Bradfute said the death was a major factor and the interests of the family and the American Cancer Society kind of Theres a lot of reasons why we do Bradfute said All of us in some way or another are touched by cancer This is a way to In fact one of my pitmen just lost one of his brothers to cancer Its a drain on him In a show of support for the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society Bradzoil on Mis sion Drive in New Braunfels is holding the third annual Lubeathon on Saturday The business will donate 100 percent of the days revenue to the local ACS to be used for programs such as trans portation and support groups Its something where the public can get a ser vice they need and make a contribution at the same Bradfute said A lot of people who are being drained by fighting cancer benefit from Last year the Lubeathon raised more than and serviced 152 cars Bradfute said the goal for this year was 200 vehicles which means a lot of hard work for his employees However he said they were looking forward to it Theyre excited about he said They know its for a good cause and on their breaks they can go enjoy the refreshments that will be IF YOURE GOING What Third annual Bradzoil Lubeathon Where Bradzoil on Mission Drive just off Landa Street Date Saturday May 17 Time 8 to 5 What you receive A full service oil and filter change all fluids will be checked and filled filters tires and wiper blades will be checked windshields and windows cleaned carpets vacuumed and chassis lubricated Cost Refreshments You will receive free drinks food donated by New Braunfels Smokehouse and Librados Breakfast will be donated by Beckys Patio Cafe Benefiting The Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society because 100 percent of the days revenue will go to the local ACS Source American Cancer Society and Brad zoil Rivers said he thought WORD would be in favor of an interlocal agreement and that most outfitters would be in favor of uniform safety policies City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom said the suit could be refiled but that the city charted an ambitious course by trying to enact comprehensive safety measures on the river in the November settlement Quite a change of pace Life much slower now for former Garden Ridge mayor By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Tuesday was the first day in a few years that Jay P Millikin was not hard at work at the Garden Ridge City Hall Monday nights called meeting of the Garden Ridge City Council was Millikins last as mayor an office he held for five years Millikins succes sor former Councilman Jay F Feibel man was sworn in as mayor at the meeting Millikin decid ed not to run for tetrn Millikin a retired Air Force lieu tenant colonel has been a Gar den Ridge resi dent for 12 years Millikin was active in Garden Ridge municipal government for six years first being elected to the city council in May 1991 Less than a year later after Mayor Linda Klekar resigned Millikin won the special mayoral election in August 1992 Millikin who dedicated as much as 50 hours a week to the nonpaid posi tion said he would not trade the expe rience of being mayor for anything I would say as many elected offi cials would say that Im gratified to have served for six Millikin said But I know there are still chal lenges to be met by the new mayor and the city One of those challenging issues is water he said Certainly water is one of our fore most challenges not only our inter nal engineering system for the city but the macro challenging issue of water availability for the greater San Antonio area including Comal Mil likin said The former mayor said he was glad to have been part of an effort to steer the city government away from the turmoil and the negative press it expe rienced during the late 1980s and ear ly 1990s I say we as a city were effective in Turn to Change Page 2A Jay P Millikin Class of 1997 Members of the Comal Leadership Institutes Class of 1997 listen to their principal Chad Hall at com mencement ceremonies at Canyon Middle School on Monday night The alternative school which ended Its second year of operations awarded diplomas to 28 students Lawrence Sampleton Director of Admissions at St Stephens Episcopal School in Austin gave the graduaton address Sampleton a native of Seguin played professional football before returning to the area to speak and teach HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson Childrens Museum plans summer fun events for kids CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer With school ending and parents looking for fun and safe activities for their children The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels is kicking into gear its annual membership drive The museum which is in its llth year is offering a combination of pro motions and events to raise the visi bility of the museum and increase its membership As the first promotion of the mem bership campaign the museum has sent coupons to more than ele mentary school students in Comal Guadalupe and Hays counties offer ing one free admission to the museum If we can get people to come through the doors we feel the museum will sell said Gary Steel a museum board member in charge of the membership campaign One of the museums most popular annual events is the Magical Child Workshop The event allows children to take their own piece of clay and mold it into a finished ceramic creation This years event will be held June 2 at Turn to Events Page 2A Keeping the faith See Page 44
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