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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Slcimmtisch Birthday wishes front the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to the following Theresa Sawyer Arlon Nowotny Mon Sue McLanc Owen Renfro Rosalyn Bratcher Madeline Cole Trcs Ellis Debra Martinez Carol Russell Mon Johnny Simmons Lauren Gaskamp 16 Felix Diaz Brandy Klabunde Sammy Tristan Dale Hedden Fernando Diaz Pat Hermes Chase Steven WUke 9 Stephen Chase Schriewer 9 Martha Ward Clara Schriewer Satur Arianna Torres Tito Chavez 63 years Alissa Padilla 4 years Mark Keatts Monday and Jimmy Lagunas Sr To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Weather remains cool into week Sunday Sunny High in the mid 80s Wind south and southwest near 10 mph Sunday night Clear Low in the upper 50s Monday cloudy High in the mid 80s Tuesday Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Highs near Wednesday Mostly cloudy and cool with a slight chance of showers Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Thursday Partly cloudy and continued cool Lows in the 40s Highs near 70 Dont forget to cast your vote Early voting in two separate will4 beginr Early Voting for constitutional amendments and BulVerde incorporation elections will begin Monday and run through Oct 31 Election day is set for Nov 4 This election is open to all registered voters in Comal County Applications to vote by mail can be accepted through Oct 28 and ballots can be mailed through Oct 28 Applications may be delivered in person until the day before the voting starts Oct After that applications must be mailed Only the voter may hand deliv er application Voters may apply on an official appli cation form or they can write the county clerks office Ballots can be mailed for the following reasons 65 or older disability and out of town bal lot must be mailed to an outof county Early voting in the Comal Independent School District bond election which will be on Nov 8 will begin Wednesday and runs through Nov 4 Only registered voters in CISD can cast a ballot in the bond elec tion Crime victims can get help The Guadalupe Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has introduced Victims Assistance Program of Comal County to service senior and adult vic tims of crime abuse and fraud This program offers individ ual and family crisis counsel ing advocacy case manage ment services substance abuse counseling victim sup port and treatmentgroups compensation claim assis tance and information and referral services For help call 6089032 For 24hour assistance call 1800 5328192 Cypress Bend Park closed Cypress Bend Park will be closed for public use Monday through Friday until late Octo ber to allow electrical contrac tors to prepare for the citys Holiday River of Lights New Braunfels M009 S 0 W E S T MIC R 0 P U B LIS HIN G E YANDELL DR SUNDAY 34 pages in four sections Sunday October Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Arlon Nowotny Vol 145 No 243 Hospital surveys to find medical needs Inquiry sent to residents businesses By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Arnujfo Tory comforts his daughter Alyzibeth Friday at Dr Stan Handshys waiting room across from McKenna Hospital A survey mailed tb New Braunfels resi dents will determine many things about the citys medical needs according to officials at McKenna Memorial Hospital Questions about how quickly patients needs are met in the hospital and how long residents must wait to get an appointment to seea doctor are some areas addressed in the survey according to Tim Brierty senior vice president of public relations at McKenna Memorial A total of surveys were sent to a diverse group of people in New Braunfels including residents and 500 business city and county leaders Brierty said The goal of the survey is to gather infor mation that will lead to improvements in ser vices in the community and determine how many physicians and what types of physi cians including specialists are required to meet a good doctortopatient ratio for New Braunfels This is the first time an inquiry of this type has been initiated Brierty said Conducted by a Pittsburgh medical survey group Daniel Stern and Associates the survey can mea sure need and it also can determine if there are too many doctors or specialists in a given area To the layperson if he or she couldnt get in to see a doctor then the assumption would be that there were not enough doctors in the com munity Brierty explained However if there were too many physicians in a particular mar ket there might not be enough patients for Turn to Hospital Page 2A Woman dies in fire Circuit overload blamed in CL blaze By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Firefighters found the remains of a Canyon Lake woman in the ashes of her home Friday after the house was destroyed in a fire the day before Fire Marshal Milton Willrnann said recovered the body of Lora May Pallone 88 in her home at about Pallone had been missing since the fire destroyed her home at 1037 Canyon Shores Dr at Thursday Pallones husband Ernest 90 was in stable condition as of Fri day at McKenna Memorial Hos pital hospital officials said Willmann said Ernest Pallone tried to rescue his wife from the blaze He had tried to get in the house several times and had smoke inhalation and minor Willmann said An overloaded electrical cir cuit was believed to have caused the fire the fire marshal said Fire officials said the house already was engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene The home collapsed and the woman was trapped inside the burning house fire officials said Harrel T Scott deputy fire chief of the Canyon Lake Vol unteer Fire Department said on Friday the response time to the fire was delayed because of the loss of two trucks damaged in a theft attempt early Thursday morning He said the response Above A search team looks for the body of an 88yearold woman who was believed dead at her home near Canyon Lake Right One of the search team looks over the area where the womans body was found Friday morning HeraldZeitung photos by Michael Darnall time was delayed by four to sev en minutes because the fire department did not have two of its normal pumpers Those two pumpers were damaged when Michael Elbel 19 of Canyon Lake allegedly tried to steal the trucks Accord ing to police records the clutch was burned out of one and Elbel reportedly flipped the other Elbel remained in Comal County Jail Saturday on charges of burglary of a building and theft of more than Bond has been set at Investigators with the Comal County Sheriffs Office Friday were looking at the possibility of filing criminal charges against Elbel relating to the fire City hosts forum on master plan Community to gather at 6 Monday at NBHS From staff reports Residents of New Braunfels will have a chance to shape their future as a city during discussions of the citys com jjrehensive plan Monday A fbrum scheduled to begin at 6 Monday in New Braunfels High School cafeteria later will divide into groups based on the plans subcommittees The forum will cover nine areas of city development includ ing land regulations public facilities arid finance urban preservation envi ronment and natural resources codes and ordinances subdivision reg parks and recreation economic development and transportation Residents of New Braunfels are urged to attend this meeting the first of its kind in 20 years This forum will be an open city planner Harry Bennett said We want your the communitys For more information call Bennett at 6082115 Inside Forum map Page 9A Editorial Page 4A Ant mound fire ignites nearby drums By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A man who tried to bum an ant bed in his backyard caused a fire that burned a couple of metal drums at Cus tom Ingredients Inc on Interstate 35 Saturday afternoon Firefighters with the New Braunfels Fire Department received the first call for the fire at and put it out Turn to Ant Page 3A Two election days keeping voters busy By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Elections usually carry some degree of difficulty in knowing what the issues are and how to vote on them but for local voters the November elections pose a new problem deciding which day is for which election A state election will be conducted Nov 4 to decide on 14 constitutional amendments and the incorporation of Bulverde Early voting in those elecr tions kicks off Monday Voters in Comal Independent School District will head to the polls to decide the fate of a million bond issue which would include expansions and renovations at existing campuses and construction of three new schools The bond election is set for Nov 8 with early voting starting Wednesday CISD director of finance Abel Cam pos said by state law the district was required to wait 45 days from calling a Inside Polling places for early voting Page 3A Letters Page 5A bond election before con ducting the election He said it was legally impos sible to con duct the elec tion on the same day as the state election We would nor have been able to have the election on Nov 4 based on when the school board called the elec he Campos explained that although the separate elections would requite votere to go to separate polls possibly on sepa rate days he said it was actually better for voters He said voters could more easily determine when and where to vote I know every time that happens peo ple get mad saying Why am I having to go all over creation to vote he said I think you will confuse more people hav ing it on the same day though I think if you separate the elections you more clearly define who can vote on that County Clerk Joy Streater disagreed saying it gave voters a reason not to go to the polls It just infuriates me when we have so many different election days and loca tions because I know it conftises she said They just get to the point where they say To heck with The least trouble you put the voter through the better turnout youre going to Although separate election days mean separate elections judges and election clerks there would be very lit tle if any cost savings by having the elections on the same day Streater said the city and New Braun fels Independent School District con tract with her office to conduct the elec tions However CISD conducts its own elections Campos said so there would be only a very minimal cost savings at shared voting branches Hot lunch HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Julie Gutierrez enjoys her firemans lunch Friday afternoon at New Braunfels Fire Departments Central Fire Station Gutierrez and several other children won essay contests and built home made fire trucks to win an Invitation to the luncheon Schools release honor rolls Pages 13f 5A   

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