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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Unicorns kick off football season tonight Page 50 CENTS NewBraunfels X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X flXEi SAM ANTONIO TX 780 x TEXAS NIXED x x PINK A x x x x x x x x x x x x x x xx x x x x x x x 14 pages in two sections Thursday September 4 1997 raldZeit Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Annto 79903 Vol 145 No 211 Inside Dear Slammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Vance Langley Bonnie Leitch Annie Henk 93 Mark Eaton and Rosemary Freimuth Happy Anniversary wishes go to Donald and Cindy Hills 14 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Poten measuredI in parts per cube meter of River Information Comal River 299 cubic feet per sec ond same as Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 04 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge 459 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 270 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and million gallons of well water were used Chance off rain lingers for weekend Tonight Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms Low in the upper 60s North east wind 5 to 10mph Friday Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms High in the upper 80s North east wind 510 mph Saturday and Sunday Mostly cloudy with a of showers or thun derstorms High in the 80s to near 90 Low in the 60s Monday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of show ers or thunderstorms Low in the 60s High around 90 Sunday is Grandparents Day They shower you with gifts love and affection all year long and this weekend is your chance to show them it doesnt go unnoticed Sunday is Grandparents Day so take time out to call or visit those special ones in your life Disaster assistance deadline is Friday The deadline for applying for assistance from the Feder al Emergency Management Agency is quickly approach ing Comal County was declared a disaster area which means assistance is available to help residents recover from flooding earlier this summer Residents have until Friday to register for aid For information on the assistance available call 1 8004629029 TTY 1800 Clean up Lower Quadalupe The annual Friends For Rivers Lower Guadalupe Riv er Cleanup will be Sept 13 Landbased water and diving volunteers are needed Regis tration will be from to at Double Rockin R on Loop 337 or Whitewater Sports on FarmtoMarket Road 306 Volunteers are wel come to a party and meal afterward at Cypress Bend Park Call 6290939 Thunderstorms lead to power outages By OENI8E DZIUK Staff Writer Storms that brought muchneeded rain day night caused power outages across the city but officials with New Braunfels Utilities said crews worked through the night restoring power to its customers Jeff Orrock meteorologist with the Nation al Weather Service in New Braunfels said It seems like the heavy rains were right around New Braunfels We should see more showers this meteorologist Jeff Orrock the actual front which was expected to cause only a slight if any change in temperature was not expected to move into the New Braun fels area until late this afternoon However he said air in front of it was unstable and caused scattered thunderstorms Wednesday nighf New Braunfels Municipal Airport reported inches of rain while a residence north of New Braunfels reported inches and Seguin reported less than an inch It seems like the heavy rains were right around New said Orrpck We should see more showers this afternoon and possibly tonight and The heavy rains left many New Braunfels residents in the dark said NBU general manager Paula DiFonzo DiFonzo said spots all across the NBU system lost power She said lightning and strong winds wreaked havoc on electrical lines and transformers Turn to Outages Page 2A Are you ready for some football HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Junior league football player Jake Baranowski pounds into a tackling dummy Wednesday afternoon during practice at New Braunfels Middle School Football players like Baranowski are gearing up for another exciting season on the gridiron The local high school football season starts today at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio where New Braunfels will face Edison at 7 Ozone regs have local leaders concerned By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Ozone legislation The House and Senate have sev eral bills under review that would revise the EPAs new standards For more information on those bJHs and on state air quality Stan dards look up the fol lowing Internet web sites Demand on SOS food bank causing shortage By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Officials from the SOS Food Bank said Wednesday they were close to running out of the food they give to lowincome individuals and families yearround The number of people getting food from SOS Food Bank went up by 14 percent during August Last week 70 people requested food in three days almost half of the requests the food bank receives in a normal month It would help us if we got some more of our basic foods said Betty Drawe secretary of the board of directors for the food bank Were asking people to bring the donations to their churches or the food bank to help us through Helping out To make donations to the SOS Food Bank call 6293663 or bring them to 248 Merriweather St The food bank needs canned milk canned meats vegetables fruit peanut butter soups cereals laundry items shampoo and bath items To apply to receive the food come by the office and fill out an application You will need to state the source of your income and go through a screening process with the food bank board of directors this Food bank volunteers conduct food drives during the Christmas holidays and in May and and said they were not anticipating this shortfall For example Drawe said the food bank received pounds of donated food last month but gave out pounds Food bank officials said they thought new policies on food stamps were causing the increased demand People ages 18 to 50 for example with no dependent children can only receive food stamps three months during a threeyear period with a few exceptions This and a few other changes became effective October of last year said Janet Hahn eligibility specialist for the Texas Department of Human Services in New Braunfels Hahn said changes made last year reduced the number of eligible food stamp recipients Still the increased number of food bank patrons wasnt necessarily tied to those changes she said New Braunfels could be included in possible air quality sanctions if the San Antonio area does not meet new regulations of the Environmental Protec tion Agency local and area officials said Wednesday The determination of whether the region meets the new stan dards will come in a few weeks and will shape the future of air quality for Comal Guadalupe and Wil son counties local officials said The EPA included those counties in the San Antonio area because they con tribute to air pollution through commuting and other transporta tion to San Antonio officials said The new standards are preferred because they allow more flexibility for communities to reach compliance and are based on more scientific methods of calculation than current standards offi cials from the Alamo Area Council of Govern ments said The new standards base calculations on an eight hour average for each day and then take the fourth highest readings of each day to calculate a final average Four violations are allowed The current standards base the final figure on a onehour reading on peak days with no more than three violations If San Antonio does not meet the new standards then it along with New Braunfels would have to meet the current standards which some say are tougher I think its going to be very very said Shelley Whirworth manager of the natural resources and transportation department for AACOG A lot of it will depend on the weather If the weather works Turn to Ozone Page 2A Some 800 athletes to participate in triathlon after twoyear absence By OAVIO DEKUNOER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE After a twoyear absence the Texas Hill Country Triathlon will take place again Saturday at Canyon Lake The event which ran from 1986 to 1994 was not conduct ed in 1995 or 1996 because of renovations to Comal Park the site of the race In May the triathlons future seemed in doubt The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted not to sanction the event citing com plaints from some residents and business owners They said the event inconvenienced them and their businesses along Farmto Market Road 2673 in Startzville During past races roads were closed and traffic backed up However race director Carl Owens residents of The Wood lands subdivision and business owners agreed to a compromise plan giving them information Schedule Race day check in 6 to 8 Race time for swimming 8 to approximately 10 Bike race segment Approximately to 10mile run begins approximately at to approximately 3 First finisher at Comal Park approximately Last finisher approximate ly to 4 Course officially closes at and notices of road closures well in advance of the triathlon County commissioners approved the road closures Owens said 800 triathletes will participate in the race this weekend I think we will have a good turnout considering we have been gone for three Owens said He said he went out of his way to accommodate both busi ness owners and residents Well we have put signs at the intersection FM 2673 and FM Owens said We sent stuff to the Canyon Lake TimesGuardian paper so they could publish it and we have distributed information to resi dents in The Woodlands We gave them maps and timetables so that they know the best times to travel and not to are trying to reduce the incon Information on alternate routes will be provided as well Owens said special passes would be given to residents so the to expected vol unteers would be able to help them The triathlon will start at 8 with the mile swim at Turn to Triathlon Page 2A Making way for triathletes Road closures and alternate routes during the 1997 Texas Hill Country Triathlon at Comal Park Drivers should expect possible delays from to as cyclists cross left from Old Sattter Road to FarmtoMarket 2673 east Traffic may have to delayed at the inter section of FarmtoMarket 2673 and Farm toMarket 3159 during the time the cyclists are returning back to Comal Park from approximately to Drivers will not be able to turn west north bound from FarmtoMartet 3159 onto FarmtoMarket 2673 during the time the bicyclists are coming back to Comal Park Right turn only off of FM 3159 onto FM 2673 No left turns will be allowed south from westbound FarmtoMarket 2673 onto Farm toMarket 3159 Motorists must proceed west to a spur across from the Dairy Queen off of FM 2673 and return to FM 3159 No right turns south from FM 2673 onto FM3159 1 Intersection and road closed at Dietert Lane Campbell Drive and Old Sattter Road Possible Delay Area Dunne Bike Race Segmen between aim and During Dike race possible delays at the intersectton of Gallagher Drive and Canyon Bend between to Motorists can go from Watts Une north to Drive west to Canyon Bend then turn south on Canyon Bend arej then onto FarmtoMarket 2673 and hit the spur across from Dairy Queen Archives Anonymous Page 54 local residents extendkudos Page 4A   

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