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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2 g HeraldZeitung Q Tuesday October 9car wreck sends 5 to hospital ByDAVIDDEKUNDER Staff Writer A chain reaction car accident on Interstate 35 south sent five people to area hospitals Monday and backed up traffic for miles An Austin woman who was traveling southbound on 135 lost control of her car near the Schwab Road exit in the Schertz city limits at approximately and another car hit her said officer Marc Bane of the Schertz Police Departmen It was one vehicle that lost control hit the retainer wall and ended up sideways across both lanes of Bane said Bane said seven other cars were involved in the accident The Austin woman whose name was not given had to be extricated from the car Bane said She was taken to University Hospital by SAFES in stable condition New Braunfels EMS transported two San Antonio men Marc Dimas 24 and Daniel Mata 22 to McKenna Memorial Hospital Both were treated and released The New Braunfels Fire Department Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Department of Public Safety also responded to the accident HeraldZeitung photo by David Dekunder New Braunfels EMS transported one of five victims of a ninecar accident on Interstate 35 south Monday afternoon Two of the victims who were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital Marc Dlmas 24 and Daniel Mata 22 both of San Antonio were treated and released Fire From Page 1 Most fire deaths occur when the family is Friesenhahn said That is why it is critical to have a functioning smoke detector with a functional battery in Smoke detectors can make a difference Of the residential fires reported in Texas in 1995 homes had no smoke detectors and did not have an operational one Friesenhahn said Have a good evacuation plan and make sure the cooking equipment is operating properly and not in need of Friesenhahn said The fire department installs new smoke detectors and replaces batteries in smoke detectors for senior citizens free of charge he said For citizens can call the fire department at 6082120 A FEW COMMONSENSE TIPS CAN SAVE HOMES LIVES Each year fires claim more Americans than natural disasters combined Fire is the third leading cause of accidental death in the home with at least 80 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences The following safety tips can reduce the chances of fire occurring in your home or possibly save your life Check the batteries in your smoke detectors often Keep extra batteries on hand and replace them every six months Check your smoke detectors Replace any that are 10 years or older Position detectors wisely Place at least one smoke detector on every level of your house and neat4 where you and your fanifly stelSpT Keep detectors away from heating and cooling ducts and at least six inches from where walls and ceilings meet Keep fire extinguishers handy Make sure theres at least one on each floor especially near the kitchen garage laundry room and workshop Maintain a safe fireplace and chimney Clean the fireplace regularly and have the chimney cleaned andinspected annually Check the wiring Have a professional electrician check for faulty wiring especially if you own an older home Check your dryer hose lint buildup can cause overheating Clean the hose and dryer annually Reeptiporfabfespace heaters at any combustible surface or materials clothing bedding draperies and keep these and other heating appliances unplugged when not in use Never leave the stove when cooking with grease Cover stove top pan fires with a lid and turn off heat source Always turn off all burners when cooking is complete Keep paper and cloth towels away from burners when cooking Before you go to bed check the oven and unplug unnecessary appliances Talk with your family and make sure everyone knows what to do in case a fire breaks out Create a fire safety plan with a designated meeting place Sources American Red Cross Allstate Insurance Obituaries ETHEL Ethel L Jean Ampelas of Canyon Lake passed away Sunday Oct 5 1997 at her residence at Canyon Lake at the age of 68 She was bom July 25 1929 at Kaufman Texas to Clyde Vernon Rodgers and Odell Fincher Rodgers She married Fred Ampelas Nov 21 1944 in San Angelo She worked as a head cashier at Sears and was a member of the Baptist faith Survivors include husband Fred Ampelas ofCanyon Lake mother Odell Gressett of New Braunfels three daughters Yvonne Findley of Boerne Gloria Cervin of Canyon Lake and Darlene Sebben of San Antonio brother Bill Rodgers of Conroe Texas sister Patricia Ann Hoggard of Anchorage Alaska and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren Funeral services were 10 Tuesday Oct 7 1997 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake Burial followed at Cranes Mill Cemetery Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Canyon Lake J WESLEY SPENCER SFt J Wesley Spencer age 94 passed away Oct 3 1997 Mr Spencer retired from B F Goodrich in 1968 and moved from San Antonio to Canyon Lake in 1971 He was a member of Perfect Union Masonic Lodge No 10 and was a 32nd Degree Mason He is survived by his wife of 70 years Orlean W Spencer of Canyon Lake son and daughterin law J Wesley and Marion Spencer of Lake Brownwood daughter and son inlaw Barbara and Bill Slater of Canyon Lake sister Florence McJohnson five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren Graveside service will be 2 Tuesday Oct 7 1997 at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Canyon Lake Childrens Chorus conducts auditions The New Braunfels Childrens Chorus will have initial registration and auditions for the organization from to 7 today at the First Protestant Church This audition for the NBCC is for the director to have a chance to meet briefly with each young singer to gain information about their musical background and placement in the chorus The audition is not to say yes or no in regards to a young singers opportunity to sing in the NBCC Hopefully parents who enjoy music will want their children to be a part of this enrichment program The chorus will practice and perform music of the masters of all styles and historic periods The music literature will also include folk jazz and patriotic music to enhance a well rounded music education The New Braunfels Childrens Chorus will be a nonprofit music education organization supported by tuition membership contributions grants fundraising and performance proceeds Call Judy Stephenson at 6089427 to arrange for the audition and to receive more information Recently Moved Getting Married New Baby Give us a call Ask us about our Double Your Down Payment Offer Police From Page 1 firearms 2 percent and other objects 6 percent Only 11 percent of the family violence reports were listed as involving no weapons Discerning who was the victim and who was the perpetrator can be difficult sometimes said Mayer who arrived at family violence scenes to discover wounds on both parties two conflicting stories and both under the influence of alcohol The first thing that goes with alcohol is the loss of Mayer said Guidelines set forth by family violence codes enable officers to arrest a perpetrator even if the only evidence is a black eye bruise or swelling on the body of the victim Often the victim wants to press Life Chain charges but later drops the charges because she is afraid of repercussions from the offender Osborne says New Braunfels police arc in the process of adoptinga new zero tolerance policy toward domestic abuse offenders Osbome said Zero tolerance means that when called to domestic disturbances officers are equipped with documentation that the victims are required to sign The victim selects to press charges or not Regardless of which box the victim checks the case goes on to the district attorneys office From this point the district attorney can pursue the case because it is technically still a crime even though the victim has dropped the charges In this way the victim had an alibi she could tell her husband or boyfriend that she didnt want to press charges against him but the police did said Osborne Domestic abuse convictions carry the punishment of a class A misdemeanor When the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense against a family member two or more times the offense becomes a felony punishable by state jail time according to the Texas Criminal Law Penal Code The offense hi question did not have to involve the use of a weapon or a violent act Osborne said Perpetrators on their third offense could spend time in jail for much less It could be a simple slap in the face that would send the offender to jail Osborne said Victims are given notice of where they can get the assistance they need Mayer says Where to find free legal aid shelter an attorney and family counseling is information that might not be apparent to a victim in distress he From Page 1 the Life Christian Center Band performed After the prayer participants lined the sidewalks on San Antonio Street and Seguin Avenue forming a cross The event also was closed with a prayer Stewart said that although a few cars and heckled the demonstrators the event remained peaceful We didnt respond to said Stewart Its in our Code of Conduct On the agenda Comal Independent School District The Comal Independent School District board of trustees will meet at Thursday for the first meeting of the month The board will hear numerous reports including reports on the recognition of campuses for 199697 TAAS results and the Comal County Indoor Swimming Pool In addition to the reports the board also will consider action on several items One of the items for consideration is options the board has if the Nov 8 bond election fails The following four options will be presented to the board not to respond We are there just to make a statement about our Grumbles said the local interest in the issue of abortion was moving especially considering the reason and the crosssection of people participating This years Life Chain was the first after a short break Stewart said local churches participated in the national event for three years However about three or four years ago there was no organizer so local participation ended She said an effort will be made Reconfigure attendance zones to balance enrollment at the high schools Present another bond issue to expand Smithson Valley High School to capacity Implement yearround multi track school split schedules purchase more portable buildings or lease space Increase class sizes City of New Braunfels Planning Zoning Commission City of New Braunfels Planning Commission will meet 7 Tuesday in the municipal building to continue participation Participation in future years looks promising considering this years strong turnout It went really well and hopefully next year well double our said Stewart Were going to keep it going every year so it keeps growing and The first Life Chain was formed in 1987 and Life Chains have been built every year since then The chain is traditionally built the first Sunday in October and all denominations are invited to participate meeting room at 424 S Castell Public hearing and recommendation to city council of proposed special use permit for 832 Gruene Road to allow a restaurant and proposed rezoning of Andres Sanches approximately 300 feet in width along the north and west right ofways of Texas 46 and Loop 337 are to be considered The commission will also discuss trade with New Braunfels and a pie shaped portion of 710 Eweling Lane for a street easement Other business includes the proposed abandonment of the right ofway at the end of Valencia Drive said Help is there to break the Mayer said For immediate shelter counseling or help out of an abusive relationship contact the Comal County Womens Center at 6207520 or the crisis line at 6204357 Teens who need shelter counseling or assistance with handling an abusive situation at home can call the Teen Connection at 6296571 GIFT BOOKS AVAILABLE WALNUT 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