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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to the following Janet Kaderli Sher ry Miller Susan Stehlc Abigail Santana Gloria Banda George Rosales Mark A Garza lYlargo A Mendoza fsabel Rosales 12 years Samuel Tristan Jr 5 years old Bobby Tristan Maria Garza Bertie Droppias Sergio Montanez Sylvia Vela Kaleb Caballero Debo rah Leann Supulver 15 years Jessica Dominguez 15 years Happy anniversary wishes to Noland and Joyce Koepp Filar and Veronica Urias 25 years Jesse and Lish Rosales 5 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed hers call 6259144 Today might be the last soggy one Sunday Occasional showers or thunderstorms locally heavy rain again possi ble Highs in the 70s and lower 80s Sunday night Decreas ing cloudiness with showers or thunderstorms ending Turning cooler lows in the 50s Monday Becoming most ly fair mild dry and windy Highs in the upper 60s Mon day night clear and much cool er Lows in the 40s Extended forecast Tuesday mostly sunny and mild Highs in the 60s to near 70 Wednesday partly cloudy Cool in the morning to mild in the afternoon Lows near 40 Thursday partly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the 70s Mailmen get the day off but thats about it tn observance of Columbus Day Monday the post office will be closed x City and county offices and area schools will be open as usual Red Cross has news of disaster victims Relief efforts are under way and residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Pauline hit the resort town of Acapulco Mexi co Thursday Families looking for informa tion on loved ones in the affect ed areas may call the New Braunfels Red Cross at 606 1999 or 18007756803 Those looking for American citizens liv ing in or visiting Mexico should call the State Department at 2026475225 To help those affected by this international disaster donations may be made to the Red Cross International Response Fund and designated for Mexico Donations can be made online at or sent to the local Red Cross at 100 Main Plaza Room 110 New Braunfels TX 78130 Credit card donations made by calling 1800HELP NOW or 1 8002577575 Worldwide disaster informa tion and updates are available via the Internet at Vigil honors family violence victims Victims and survivors of family violence will be honored in a candlelight vigil Mon day at Pavilion No in Landa Park The Corral County Womens Center is sponsoring the vigil which will also recognize and thank the staff and volunteers of the agencies that assist and support the survivors and acknowledge individuals churches civic organizations and businesses that support the womens centers efforts to end domestic violence Everyone is invited to partici pate in the vigil For more infor mation call the womens center at 6207520 New Braunfels Her a IdZe i 1 H SUNDAY 30 pages in four septions Sunday October Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Isabel Rosales Vol 145 No 238 Flores dedicates prolife memorial By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Rainy weather didnt dampen the spirits of more than 100 people who gathered to dedicate a prolife memo rial Saturday on the outskirts of Comal County A steady downpour forced the cer emony inside Rockhill Gospel ChurcB on side of Interstate 35 and Prajier Hymns and scripture read ings focused on the sanctity of life and the fact that abortion as the memorial reads claims the lives of too many each hour The memorial is located beside Rockhill Gospel church and includes a billboard that reads Memorials to Abortion Victims 150 Die Per A small field of 150 white crosses form a larger cross symbol izing the graves of aborted fetuses Members of Rockhill Gospel Church donated the land where it stands Members of various churches and ministers from churches in New Braunfels and surrounding areas attended the dedication including Holy Family Catholic Church Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church and First Protestant Church Archbishop Patrick Flores of San Antonio based his message on Romans 1478 and read For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone If we live we live to the Lord and if we die we die to the Lord So whether or not we live or die we belong to the Flores told of how when he was a young boy his own family took in the daughter of a friend who was dying of tuberculosis Our parents told us kids that just as they loved us they would love her Flores said He told about the gifts the adopted girl brought to his family and how other families could be blessed through adoption It is beautiful that we come togeth HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Linda Drum places flowers in front of the memorial for aborted children that was dedicated Saturday morn ing er in respect for regard you O Yanta prayed member of the less of what denomination we said Flores Father Jim Wasser of Holy Family Church talked about the family unit and how vital families aid their values are to the fabric of the nationVand to democracy He maintained the impor tance of the begin nings of it Life begins in the womb said Wasser Not once it is thrust forth into the Rev John Yanta of Amarillo made a final blessing on the memorial acknowledged the visibility of the sign and crosses and how they could have an impact on thousands of peo ple May we be reminded as we pass on 135 what abortion is so this field of crosses will always glorify Paul Deltz a Knights of Columbus Council No 4183 of New Braunfels is credited with the idea of the memorial which took shape more than two years ago team effort of the council mem bers who fabricated painted and erected the sign and crosses Deltz said when his wife was preg nant he placed his ear on her stomach and was able to hear the infants heart beat It was then that he realized life had begun he said How can anyone say that is not a human being in the first stages of development Deltz said I hope people realize the killing of the unborn is not right It is not just a religious issue but a human morality Deltz said HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Archbishop Patrick Flores talks to the crowd gathered for the memo rial dedication Saturday at Rockhill Gospel Church County judge pitches indoor pool proposal By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees got its first glimpse Thursday of a study calling for a new indoor swimming pool for which the district will be asked to help pay if plans move forward Comal County Road Engineer Tom Hornseth who chaired the committee studying the issue presented the report He told trustees there was a need both in CISD and the county as a whole for an indoor swimming facility that would offer opportunities for physical edu cation fitness extra curricular activi ties recreation and instruction The cost to build the facility was projected at million plus operational costs The Northside Independent School District facility studied by the com mittee requires an operating budget of above revenues If there was a joint effort between the city county and school districts I feel those costs could be balanced fair ly Hornseth said Although a location has not been proposed County Judge Carter Cas teel said the county already had been offered land along Interstate 35 and the county also owned an adequate amount of land at the road department Casteel said county commissioners would likely call for the bond election and service the debt She said if the city and school districts participated by sharing operational costs it would cost each about each year for 20 years Once the debt was paid off the county could share the opera tional costs she said I dont know if it will work but thats what Im thinking Cas teel said I hope you are interested and 1 hope you will join with us in Turn to Pool Page 2A Parents need not fear about hepatitisA By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Another case of hepatitisA was confirmed in the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District this week but a local health official said it was nothing to be alarmed about A thirdgrade student at Memorial Elementary school was diagnosed Thursday with hepatitisA a viral infection that affects the liver Health officials said hepatitisA is not a life threatening illness and is very similar to a stomach virus The confirmed case came less than one week after a student at Seele Ele mentary was determined to have the vims but officials said the two were not related The latest cases makes the eighth case in Comal County since Sept 1 They are not said Comal County Public Health Depart ment nurse Shel McWilliams I dont think either of these cases have to do with the Memorial Elementary Principal said a secondgrader was confirmed to have the virus several weeks ago and that case was not related either Each one is totally said Tate They dont know each other and they dont share a McWilliams said like other conta gious viruses it was not unusual for sporadic cases to pop up in a school district and her department was not alarmed by the two cases It just kind of bounces around and we see it more often in the younger grades than the older she said Tate said letters were sent home with classmates when the first case was confirmed When the second diagnosis was made letters went home with classmates and all stu dents in the school The letter out lined the symptoms and stressed the important of good hygiene We do the same thing every she said Were just doing every thing we have done in the Tate said custodians were clean ing classrooms water fountains and restrooms twice a day and students were required to wash their hands with antibacterial soap when they returned from the restroom I dont think were alarmed but Turn to Hepatitis Page 2A Salute to royalty HeraldZeltung photo by Michael Darnall Newly selected homecoming queen Cynthia Escobedo is escorted by Jason Reyes during halftime at Friday nights football game against Madison High School Hummel director shares dreams and visions By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Counting on the support of volun teers and the New Braunfels commu nity the Hummel Museums new executive director said she wanted to expand the museums horizons Doreen Schaeffer 44 was named executive director by the museums board of directors Tuesday She is the museums first executive director in years Schaeffer began at the Hum mel Museum as an office manager in IV992 and served as business manager for two years On her fourth day on the job Fri day Schaeffer said one of her priorities was to get more people involved in helping keep the 5yearold museum afloat I am looking to expand our volun teer Schaeffer said Currently we have 50 volunteers who are active supporters of the museum I will count on them to help me get more contacts and get their friends Schaeffer said she has planned an Oct 21 volunteer meeting with a goal of getting more volunteers For instance we need to develop a stronger childrens program and a series of educational Scha effer said Some of our volunteers who are retired teachers certainly could help with our educational The Hummel Museum which dis plays over 300 works of Sister Maria Innocentia HummePs art and Hum mel figurines attracts about visitors to New Braunfels each year Schaeffer said Many of the visitors come from October through Schaeffer said Eighty percent of them are senior cit izens winter Texans We are an important attraction for of Texas We draw visitors from around the Schaeffer said she wanted to bring more young people into the museums doors One of the things I intend to do is to work with the Austin and San Antonio convention and visitors bureau to get more she said Schaeffer plans to stage more special events at the museum such as accor dionist Myron Florens appearance Floren will be at the museum from to 3 Nov 1 while he is in town to play at Wurstfest Refresh ments will be served at the event In addition Schaeffer said she want ed to bring more artists to the Hummel Museum I have several contacts who are working on getting a couple of differ ent artists to come here and have exhibits and be here for special sign Schaeffer said She said the museum planned to expand its collection of Sister Hum mels personal belongings One of our plans is the expansion of the second she said We have other items to use for display but we Turn to Hummel Page 2A Still more fair winners photos Starting on Page 17A   

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