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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Taking care of business N0w Braunfels Womens Chamber conducted a RtelriflStar Celebration for Dr Judith TOuraday Dr Thompason Is a general surgeon and the new partner Dr Mark Kneupper with New BraunfMs Surgical Associates More than 50 guests attended Attending were front row from left Usa Mlgura Leslie Rutherford Susan Phillips Stacey Goodbread Thompson Kneupper Sylvia Morales Tina Fraser Diane Pepln Carolyn Wagner Racee Boren Lute and Mary Ealey second row Caryn Edwards Marietta Ptester Carol Guedry Sharon Crocker Joyce Hendricks Nancy Tindall and Joyce Fox third row Brenda Freeman Krfsten Quinney Meredith Patterson Vlcki Ralph Vickie Brietzke Susan Tate Kathleen Krueger chairwoman Alane Cameron and Jackie Smith Photo 3ubmitted From left are Bonnie and Dick Denson Donna Montalbano and Dwight and Carla Mlcklewait The Densons who have owned Landmark Square since 1980 and who now live In Dallas Texas sold the Landmark Square real estate to the MicklewaHs of New Braunfels The current businesses that operate within Landmark Square buildings will remain the same ACCENTS Home Accessories The Collection Ladies Apparel Jewelry Eccentrics Hand Down Message and Therapy William Edge Salon and Kylers Kustom Korners The real estate transaction was handled by Donna Montalbano of Property Management Professionals In New Braunfels home sales on the rise ByJOHND McCLAIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Fresh signs of a robust economy emerged Friday but they fed concerns about a new round of inflation The Commerce Department repotted that consumer spending shot up percent in July fastest in six months while sales of new homes rose percent the third straight advance At the same time the Purchasing Management Association of Chicago said its index of area business activity rose to percent in August more than recovering a slight drop to percent in July A reading above 50 percent indicates the manufacturing sector is expanding The reports preceded a roller coaster day on Wall Street The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 104 points in early trading dropping below for the first time since June 26 By midmorning it recovered all the loss only to slip again before turning up again in early afternoon Bond prices also were lower amid fears the continued economic growth could spur the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year to prevent prices from spiraling upward The kind of growth were seeing and are likely to see is eventually going to be too strong for the contended economist Richard Bemer of the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh The domestic economy is fundamentally extremely strong and the threat that inflation could rise is with Still analysts found signs in the repoits that the current strength may be temporary LABOR DAY ARTS CRAFTS SHOW SALE Painting Needle Gtramks Swined Ms Jewelry linns Wearable An FREE ADMISSION Wrefllft Oils Fiimiiure SATURDAY AUG 30 SUNDAY SAL SEPT 31 PM CWll 35 EXHIBITORS Main Plaza Utilities Parking Lot HEAVENS GATE Ifs a Cellular Celebration with up to in Rebates on CRYSTALPLMT Petal soft double cell shades and The Vblue ladder in Single Cell Shades Hoffmann Floors 710 N 337 6252629 Now through Sept HELLS FLAMES A DRAMATIZED PRESENTATION YOULL NEVER FORGET PtajwJ before capacity crowds Cast of 50 Sound and lighting effects Sunday thru Tuesday August 31 Sept 7 nightly Tree of Life Jdkwshiy 652 loop 337 New Braunfels FREE ADMISSION Nursery Childrens MinJsh Provided fof more information call 83016256375 Agency finds many problems with Union Pacifics safety ByDAWNFALLJK Associated Press Writer OMAHA Neb AP Many of Union Pacifics safety problems have one simple cause its employees are exhausted the Federal Rail Administration chief says Jolene M Molitoris said preliminary results of a safety inspection of the nations largest railroad showed dangerous train maneuvers dispatcher errors and missing freight information were the norm Her agency is midway through a 10day systemwide revievy of Union Pacific Railroad prompted by a recent series of train wrecks that killed seven people Sheer fatigue is at the root of many errors Molitoris said Wednesday You have people who are working 7 days a week 12plus hours a day with no time off When you are that tired it makes top performance and safety assurance she said And that schedule isnt just for a week or so its Molitoris met with Union Pacific President Jerry Davis who said the company plans to hire new workers by the years end to help ease the heavy workload He added that employees are limited by federal laws to working 12hour days We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes until we are running the safest railroad in the United Davis said Hiring more employees also would allow more dispatchers to take road trips as part of ongoing training Davis said The company had been criticized for training dispatchers through videos instead of letting them see the actual routes He said the company would organize a safety team to address FRA concerns and hold a safety summit Getting a good nights rest wont solve all of Union Pacifics problems Some dispatcher errors showed a basic misunderstanding of railroad rules Molitoris said She pointed to a recent situation in which a dispatcher talked a through moves against the currentof traffic a violation of federal and company rules that require written approval for such a movement Davis said the mistake could have resulted in a collision if it had not been immediately corrected Union Pacific has said the merger with Southern Pacific last year has not affected productivity But Molitoris said supervisors are 36 overloaded with administrative duties that they were not performing required routine safety checks on trains The FRA inspection is to end next week Molitoris said her agency will continue to work with Union Pacific on safety issues Looking for your Dream Home about our complete line of home loan Adjustable rate mortgages Fixed rate mortgages Balloon mortgages Down payments as low as 5 Preapprovals Product counseling Application assistance For more information call 6080233 FIRST STATE BANK In conjunction with Member FDIC We recently opened a restaurant and as many new business owners we were concerned about doing effective yet affordable advertising We have been in this business for many years and know the importance of advertising however we were also concerned as to where to spend our limited advertising dollars It wasnt a difficult decision when Christine Advertising specialist Christine Seidel called to say they were running a special page called Eat Drink and Be Merry each Friday for 5 weeks When we saw our we could tell the staff had made a special effort and we really appreciated it Being in such a serviceoriented business and believing strongly in doing something extra for a customer whenever possible it was a pleasant change to be on the receiving and of personalized service We have been delighted at the amount of people who have mentioned the Friday ad to us There is definitely a refreshing new attitude at the HeraldZeitung an attitude of wanting to make the paper work for both the readers and the advertisers Thanks for your support and excellent Service Susan M Krisher Dion L Hodge Owners of the Blue Dog Inn New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Working to be an part of your day tleer Garden 6254200   

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