Sunday, August 3, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2ACJ HeraldZeltung Q Sunday August Night out f rom Page 1 Intent of the evening was to share crime prevention information with residents in a positive manner He Said everyday crimes that could have been prevented occur said the activities go a long way in raising the publics awareness to this Were not asking them to get involved in it just to said Douglas Thats what a lot of this is Douglas said from a law enforcement perspective large participation is encouraging However he said making an impact is the biggest goal Anytime you can inform your public or community then I think its always a he said If only one person learns something that night and prevents a crime then were In addition in a private ceremony before the open house the Safe City Commissioner will announce the recipient of the first Burney Boeck Memorial Award for the New Braunfels Police Officer of the Year The award named after the late police chief who initiated the commission is awarded based on performance during the past year This is an award that we feel will carry with it tremendous meaning for law officers in this Ferguson said Tuesday will be the evening residents head to the streets and porches to meet the people next door and down the street from 7 to 9 This will mark the ninth year for National Night Out in New The reason for the block parly Is to got to know who lives In your neighborhood If you know your neighborhood you know who doesnt belong resident Ann Bartholomew Braunfels and organizers are expecting it to be the biggest yet surpassing last years number of about 25 block parties Ferguson sad the parties differ from lemonade in the yard to a party complete with barbecue a band and games He said several this year are expected to have live music Ferguson said city officials and police officers will visit each party Members of the Safe City Commission will also stop by to visit with residents and judge parties for the best block party trophy Our goal here is to try to recognize those neighborhoods that have made the effort and thank them for their said Ferguson Several neighborhoods have been holding block parties since they started in New Braunfels nine years ago Ann Bartholomew said the Landa Neighborhood Watch Group has been participating in National Night Out for nine years now She said about 100 to 125 people attend the annual party complete with a cake walk We just try to get to know each she said Every year I see someone new that I didnt know Bartholomew said the watch group and annual block party has made residents in her neighborhood feel safe and she would definitely recommend it other groups We definitely feel we keep our neighborhoods she said The reason for the block party is to get to know who lives in your neighborhood If you know your neighborhood you know who doesnt belong The residents of the 12 houses along Texas Avenue began their block parties nine years ago as well but now they meet five or six time throughout the year because we like each said Marsha Riesling Kiesling said the groups also started a neighborhood watch five years ago and that has made residents feel safer We not only get together we talk to each other every she said We know who belongs on our block and who In neighborhoods where a party is not planned Ferguson urged residents to turn their porch lights on head outdoors and meet their neighbors Douglas said the open house and block parties provide an opportunity for officers to meet with the public in a fun and relaxed setting and there is something for all ages He said it creates a strong relationship between the public law enforcement and the safe city commission Were always elated to do he said We look forward to Teamsters set new Sunday strike deadline By KEVIN GALVIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The Teamsters saying negotiations had yielded little progress set a new strike deadline of midnight Sunday as union negotiators prepared to send revised demands to United Parcel Service The brown trucks wont be rolling unless this company agrees to provide the good jobs that American families union President Ron Carey said Saturday After 15 hours of intensive talks over two days at the Federal Mediation and Concliiatioh Service fflJsfhfted union officials said there really wasnt much bargaining going on Im disappointed by the lack of Carey said after he asked for a recess to discuss the situation with his bargaining committee Friday night John Wells the federal mediator said late Saturday that he was onrinuing telephone contact with both the union and company but gave no indication the two sides were ready to resume direct talks A UPS spokeswoman Gina Ellrich called the unions decision to set a strike deadline very unfortunate and said were eager to continue talking with the The 50member committee met until midnight going over their contract proposal item by item to see if there were any changes that might generate more fruitful discussions with the package delivery giant Wells said the union gave him a comprehensive revised proposal which he forwarded to UPS bargainers for their review He said further telephone discussions were planned for Sunday The latest proposal included new offers regarding full time positions and wages according to the union But union officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the company had failed to address their key issues of putting an end to subcontracting creating more fulltime jobs and increasing wages The union set its new strike deadline for midnight Sunday after postponing the original strike deadline Thursday night at the request of the federal mediator In addition to the unions demands another sticking point was the companys request that it be allowed to withdraw from the Teamsters multiemployer pension and health funds Union officials consider the demand a diversion and say they told UPS more than a month ago that such a move would be a deal killer We looked very hard to try to find some solutions to some very complex Carey said Friday Im disappointed that we could not find some common Ellrich said no job action appeared imminent but a message on the unions answering machine Saturday offered a cool assessment of the situation No progress has been made and no agreements have been the statement said No decision has been reached about further meetings or further The Teamsters contract covering nearly twothirds of the delivery giants employees expired at midnight Thursday But talks continued until dawn Friday and then resumed in the afternoon for six hours Along with increases in pay and pensions the Teamsters have pressed UPS to limit subcontracting strengthen safety and health provisions and create more fulltime jobs About twothirds of the employees represented by the union work part time The company said that in addition to a modest wage increase the offer it made Wednesday included a bonus for fulltime employees and for parttimers Fulltime UPS drivers earn an hour on average UPS also said it would create new fulltime jobs and give parttimers a leg up in applying for fulltime positions when they become open The Teamsters have demanded more full time jobs If a strike is called UPS pilots represented by the International Pilots Association have pledged to walk out with the Teamsters Bush casts ballot for homeowners9 tax break ByJUANB ELJZONDOJr Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Gov George W Bush has cast his ballot in favor of a property tax break for Texas homeowners The governor on Thursday said he voted early in the Aug 9 election to Police Beat New Braunfels Police investigated a report of theft at Langtree Apartments 1565 Business 35 North Unknown people took two fire extinguishers from the outside walls of the building during the hours of darkness of Wednesday and Thursday Police said they had no suspects or witnesses New Braunfels Police investigated a report of an attempted burglary at 210 B and 211 A Redbud Street Wednesday and Thursday Two window screens were damaged where police believe a suspect was attempting to gain access to the 210 B Redbud residence The complainant said the suspect was a white man who was riding a plain motorcycle in the neighborhood An unknown person also tried to gain access to 211 A Redbud and damaged one front window screen Police have no suspects or witnesses B New Braunfels Police investigated a reoort of criminal remind Texans of the importance of voting Early voting ends Tuesday If approved the property tax break would come in the form of a higher exemption from local school taxes on primary homestead properties The current minimum exemption is The amendment would raise the minimum exemption to That means a home assessed at would be taxable on up to of its value instead of Additional exemptions extended by school districts also could decrease the taxable amount Homeowners savings amount to their local school property tax rates multiplied by 100 about 140 for most homeowners Obituaries Marilyn Pedigo Marilyn Pedigo passed on Thursday July 31 1997 at her residence in New Braunfels at the age of 68 years Survivors include four sons Jack Pedigo of Seattle Washington Paul Pedigo of Dallas Texas Joseph Pedigo of Houston Texas arid Samuel Pedigo of Seattle Washington three daughters Rebecca Copeland and Cecilia Kirby both of New Braunfels and Rachel Soltanil of Dallas Texas fourteen grandchildren one great grandchild and one brother Ernest Miner of Maryland Visitation began on Saturday at 12 noon at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continues until service time on Monday August 4 at 10 in the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel Another service will be held at 10 on Tuesday at the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas Texas with interment to follow in the Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to HOSPICE New Braunfels 3nf Btntntton ol Funlly SwvMw FUNERAL HOME Mabel Brown Mabel Brown of New Braunfels died Friday August 1 1997 at Colonial Manor Care Center at age of 84 Visitation is from 2 to 9 Monday at Zoeller Funeral Home Visitation is from 10 until Tuesday at CookWalden Funeral Home in Austin A procession will leave the funeral home at to go to Austin Memorial Cemetery for services there er M ol Fmlfy Smlct FUNERAL HOME James Gilbert James Jim Gilbert of Canyon Lake passed away at the age of 70 years in New Braunfels on August 2 1997 He was born on March 30 1927 in Palo Pinto County Texas to Thomas Gilbert and Elmer Wilson Gilbert Mr Gilbert served in the United States Navy during World War II He was a retired pipe fitter Mr Gilbert married Normal Haase He was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ and sfbast member of the Canyon Lake Village Association Mr Gilbert is survived by his wife Norma daughter Janet Fleet and husband Ray of Canton Texas brothers Joe Gilbert and wife Anne and Elmer Lee Gilbert all from Fort Worth sisterinlaw Elsie Gilbert of Richardson Texas two grandchildren two great grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews Mr Gilbert was preceded in death by one brother Thomas Gilbert Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 9 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 The funeral service will be held on Tuesday August 5 at 10 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Interment will be at 4 Tuesday at St Johns United Church of Christ Cemetery in Otto Texas Pastor Lee Zillmann will be officiating Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Lotto Texas Est million jackpot LOTTERY mischief at the 400 block of Veramendi Street An unknown person did about worth of damage to a brick mail box by painting profanities with white paint on it Police have no suspects or witnesses New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary of a nonhabitation at the 900 block of King Arthur Street During the hours of darkness between Thursday and Friday a suspect entered the Athletic Club and took a case of soda bottles of water a video cassette recorder a computer monitor and a Sony stereo system Police are investigating the incident New Braunfels Police investigated a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle Thursday evening A New Braunfels man whose drivers side window was left open and whose door was unlocked reported his inline skates and backpack were stolen from the parking lot in front of the Target store Police have no suspects or witnesses New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary of a building Wednesday to Thursday at the 400 block of East Torrey Street A New Braunfels man reported that a lawn mower and a punching bag with a combined value of were taken The Best Pizza In PICKUP SPECIALS EVERYDAY v 6255165 j With this coupon Expires August 31 I I I I I L Rip Griffin Travel Center IH35 North at Conrads Road New Braunfels 830 6089395 Victim From Page 1 she experienced two thefts within a matter of days Someone took a bicycle from her home and returned a few days later and stole a medical bag from her van She said one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with the thefts was having to explain why the door to her van was unlocked only a few days after lecturing her son on taking care of his property Aftet being victimized by the two thefts Bizer started talking to her neighbors about her flight She said she was surprised to hear her neighbors and friends who had their cars broken into experienced thefts of items such as stereqs and bicycles Bizer said everyone knew and trusted everyone else in her Willow Street neighborhood and people didnt even lock their car doors We made it easy for she said Its a natural thing to become angry when crime strikes you but Bizer decided to take action She said she knew just about everyone on her street but they didnt communicate when it came to crime in the neighborhood To overcome this non communication organized a neighborhood crime watch program She distributed flyers on her street and neighborhood giving information on the mini crime wave the area was experiencing In conjunction with the crime watch she also organized a block party to coincide with Mondays National Night Bizer said it was not in her nature to sit by passively while crime was occurring around her Some little smartaleck guy is walking around saying we really put it over on the people in my It makes me mad me CAN even me WORST New Braunfels HeraldZeitung we care about GIFT HOOKS All vhous bflare Adults Kills A Seniors WALNUT 6 62964OO IH 35 and Walnut Ave Dflllv George Of Thejuflgle IPGl Polly r c SPAWN Doily 30 Men In Black I PG 13 C Picture Perfect Dolly Contact Daily Best Friends Wedding Doll BRAUNTEX 6254411 290 W San Antonio Centex four best value everifddif FREE POSTAGE STAMP with Every Greeting Card 900 South Seguin Ave by the underpass 6293979 Vote August qihl REELECT Bette Of Serman Spain School Board AtLarge I am running for reelection to the NBISD school board because I care about our children their education and our community and know that I can continue to contribute to our already strong district I have served as an NBISD trustee for three years and have a clear understanding of the proper role and responsibilities of a board member My background as a parent educator and supervisor of teachers give me insight into the needs of our students teachers and staff I will continue to be an advocate for public education and our childrens education by being involved Im excited about our new superintendent Dr Ron Reaves and I look forward to working with him and the new board Together we can make a difference for our children 1 will appreciate your support and vote Thank you A dedicated and hard working advocate tor our children Up An experienced board mem be A A dependable volunteer in out coiimHif iiiy and schools