Wednesday, October 29, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY NBHS volleyball squad headed for playoffs Page 1B 50 CENTS Goal Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald L t VAMDELL PR PASO TX 18 pages in two sections Wednesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Duane Williams Vol 145 No 250 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Duane Williams Doris Bueche Carmen Flores Maria Arreaga Judy Brucks 40 Russell Bading Raul Rosales 35 Kathy Rheinlander 50 John Moos Tony Diaz Eddie Cruz Teresa Hill 26 Glen Erben and Warren Erben 3 Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Faye and Eric Brown 3 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds Cedar Elm trace 24 Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond down 5 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 02 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge 327 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Conservajion New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and gallons well water were used Weather warming up f or Wurstf est Tonight Cloudy with a chance of showers or thun derstorms Lows in the lower 60s Thursday cloudy Highs in the lower to mid 80s Thursday night clear Lows near 60 lower 50s Friday Partly cloudy Highs in the 80s Saturday Partly cloudy Highs in the 80s Lows in the 50s to near 60 Sunday Partly cloudy and cooler Highs near 70 Lows near 50 Early voting continues Early voting for constitution al amendments and Bulverde incorporation elections began last week and runs through Friday Election day is set for Tuesday The constitutional amendment election is open toall registered voters in Comal County Early voting in the Comal Independent School District bond election which will be on Nov 8 runs through Tuesday Free flu shots available for seniors Influenza vaccine will be available free to Comal County senior citizens age 60 and old er from 9 to and from 1 to 4 Friday at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa St The ser vice is provided by the Down town Rotary Club and the Comal County Health Depart ment Road work Crews are working on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane Flagmen will be directing traffic In addition to routine repairs county crews will be working on Barbarosa Lane The roads will remain open to traffic but temporary lane clo sures could occur City of New Braunfels street crews are completing work on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue Dow throttles to record point gain Local brokers say economy doing fine By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer After three days of mounting losses including Mondays record 554point drop investors went back to the stock market Tuesday on the eve of the 68th anniversary of the Great Crash in 1929 Throttling back from its worst point drop ever the stock market posted its biggest point gain in history for a single day with the Dow Jones Industrial aver age rising points to related story Page 5A It shattered the volume record with more than one billion shares traded Although Monday seemed grim for local investors Tuesdays stock market rebound provided rare opportunities for bargain hunters and reaffirmed a strong domestic economy according to local sources Mary Cunningham an investment broker at Edward Jones in New Braun fels said as Mondays steep decline progressed investors began panic sell ing their stocks because of the down ward spiral Theres nothing wrong with our said Cunningham or with the cluster of companies that make up the Dow One of them International Business Turn to Dow Page 2A Ducks cross A pair of ducks cause a traffic jam at Landa Park Tuesday afternoon near the play ground HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Celebrating New Braurifels heritage HeraldZeitung photos by Michael Darnall Above Ruth Chapa puts finishing touches on a beauty salon exhibit at the Heritage Exhibit at the New Braunfels Civic Center on Tuesday Right what looks like a full room of people is actu ally a room full of mannequins just waiting to be placed into a mockup at the Heritage Exhibit The will be dedicated at 7 Thursday at the civic center This years theme is Spreading the depicting the changes brought inventions and innovations in human communication during the 150 years since the founding of New Braunfels The exhibit will be open 10 to daily during Wurstfest Victims Mends testify in trial By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer City adjusts school zone times around campuses By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Residents may not be aware they are speeding through local school zones because posted observance times have changed New Braunfels city council approved Monday an amendment to change designated school zone hours to better coincide with pedestrian traffic in school areas This was because on some cam puses students were actually being released for the day as the speed zone time frame was expiring according to New Braunfels Independent School District officials The times were based on old start ing and stopping said Leslie Kriewaldt NBISD public informa tion officer This amendment puts the zones more in keeping with release and starting Some NBISD elementary and rnary school zones were posted for slowing to 20 miles per hour between 7 and 9 and 2 and 4 The hours will be amended for obser vance between and and 3 to 5 according to John Womack NBISD policeman We are already changing the Womack said Tuesday John Turman NBISD executive director for administrative and people services said the school district con tacted law enforcement officials to help convert the observance times We had a parent call us with a said Turman Most NBISD primary and ele mentary students are released from class at The prior school zone ordinance called for slowing between 2 and 4 expiring as many students were walking home We brought this to the attention of the police to extend the time peri said Turman OakRun New Braunfels Middle School and New Braunfels High School zone observance times will remain from 7 to 9 and 2 to 4 according to Kriewaldt New Braunfels Christian Acade my and Comal Independent School District campuses would not be affected by the new times Womack said Jurors in the John Charles Naef capital mur der trial heard one of the victims friends testi fy Tuesday that Kelly Dougherty was terrified of the defendant the day she and John Lamb were last seen Naef 56 of San Antorjio is accused of murdering two Spring Branch resi dents Lamb 44 and Dougherty 33 in March 1996 Nancy Jenssen worked at the Iron Skillet on 281 with Dougherty The two worked together the evening of March 26 1996 Jenssen said Dougherty was her usual happy self that evening until about or 9 Lamb arrived at the store and Dougherty became frightened when she saw the defendant with him Jenssen testified She added that Dougherty began to retreat to the back of the store to hide but then returned to her side at the counter where Jenssen and Dougherty stood clutching each oth ers hands Jenssen said Doughertys reaction to Naef was enough to scare her Oh yes Oh yes she was really Jenssen told the jury Jenssen said Lamb also did not behave the way he normally did She said he did not smile or talk and did not talk to Dougherty in private as he usually did When the two men left the store Dougherty who had been staying at Lambs residence said she did not want to go home Jenssen testified Instead Dougherty said she would walk the isles of Super KMart as she had done in the past when she did not want to go home her friend testified Jenssen said the last time she saw Dougherty she was driving toward San Antonio Jenssen only recently came forward with her Other trial highlights Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Fidel Tamez testi fied Tuesday that the defendant told officers at the scene that he knew about the bodies No one had mentioned the bodies in his pres ence Tamez said Don Reynolds a patrol sergeant then said he tried to take a closer look at the body in the barrel when he stepped on a tarp that had another body under it Sgt Investigator Tim Nowell said Naef who had scratches on him told him that Lamb shot Dougherty and then turned the gun on himself Turn to Trial Page 2A Commissioner County could help Bulverde pave road to incorporation By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer BULVERDE Comal County officials said Tuesday they would try to ensure that Bulverde residents had good roads if they decided to incor porate County Commissioner Danny Scheel said the county enter into an interlocal agreement with any of the three areas in Bulverde that will vote Tues day on incorporation Voting at home Today is the last special early voting day in Bulverde in which people can vote at the Justice of the Peace office on Bul verde Road from 2 to 7 See Heads Up for more details We can do an interlocal agreement for them to take cars of the roads for a time Scheel said It would be to their advantage if they can contract with a local contractor to do Residents will go to the polls Tuesday in Bul verde North Bulverde Bulverde South Bulverde Hills and Bulverde East Oak Vil lage North to decide on incorporation for their respective communities Scheel said if all three areas decided to incor porate and later consolidate into one city of Bul verde they would be responsible for the mainte nance of the roads Only through an interlocal agreement can the county do road maintenance work If the county decided to do that the respective incorporated cities would have to reimburse the county for the costs materials and labor involved in main taining those roads Scheel said County Engineer Tom Hornseth said the Bul verde roads that the county currently maintains are in good condition Turn to Bulverde Page 2A Early voting polling sites and dates Page 3A