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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Football teams for games tonight Page IB 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald 20332 110 09 84 soWE si 2627 E Y ANNE DR PASO IX 79903 22 pages in two sections Friday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Ann Kuehler Vol 145 No 252 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Yvette Casteneda Melissa Martinez Oralia Perez Roxann UUoa Connell Bading Ann Kuehler Lee Rickard 6 Jeremy Clennan Daun Noble Barbara Barber Sharon Staats Sat Alex Labowski Dan Krueger and Chad Cryer belat Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Bals and Nena Gomez 27 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds Pigweed 8 Ragweed 20 Cedar Elm trace Polen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Infamation provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Thursday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow 199 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and million gallons of well water Temperatures to fall Sunday Tonight Clear and cool Lows in the upper 40s Saturday Sunny and with highs in the lower 80s mid 70s Satur day night clear and cool Lows in the mid 40s upper 30s Sunday Sunny breezy and much cooler Highs in the upper 60s to near 70 Monday Mostly clear Lows in the 40s to 30s Highs in the upper 60s to near 70 Partly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s Watch out for trick or treaters Ghosts goblins witches and princesses will be roam ing the streets tonight in search of treats When driving through residential areas where children might be trick or treating drive slowly and watch for children in the streets If youre taking your child trick or treating be sure to have reflective tape on the costume or carry a flashlight so drivers can easily spot your goblin Road work Texas Department of Transportation crews are con tinuing work to expand Inter state 35 between Solms Road and FarmtoMarket 3009 No lanes will be closed but southbound exits with the exception of FM 482 will be closed All north bound lanes are open 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 crewsare completing work on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue Grosse Opa bids Wurstfest welcome Photo submitted Grosse Opa Tart Mund third from left enjoys Wurstfest with sonin law Doug Miller daughter Anne Louise Miller and wife Wallie Special to the HeraldZeitung Ensuring that everyone who attends Wurstfest has a good rime this years Grosse Opa is ready to encourage fun and fellowship at the 10day German festival As Wurstfests goodwill ambassador it is my job to make sure everyone attending Wurstfest has a good said 1997 Grosse Opa Tart Mund Each year the Wurstfest Association selects one of its 200plus members to serve as Grosse This honorary title meaning Big is bestowed upon a mem ber for his loyal ty dedication and willingness to participate The Grosse Opa serves as the offi cial Spass Meis ter fun master and is responsible for demonstrating Gemuetlichkeit fun and fellow ship in the Ger man Mund formally was elected to his posi tion in April 1997 Schedule Page 9A Mund and his wife Wallie have made Wurstfest a family tradition since the 1960s As an Opa I have worked in many different areas My favorite though is greeting people at the he said I love to live and have Mund who had been an Opa since the late 1960s said he volunteered as much time as he could each year to Wurstfest Wurstfest is an organization that does so much for our he said Mund and his wife who was bom in Turn to Wurstfest Page 2A Fright night Halloween origins traced back to preChristian Celtics Happy haunting sites Page 3A Canyon Lake gets in Page 12A Halloween as green as Christmas Page12A Trick or treat safely Page 4A By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor The date is Oct A huge bon fire burns on a hill in Ireland No trick or treat is heard Instead the hunters and farm ers who worship the natural forces on which they depend recite an old Gaelic verse some thing like this Bide the Wic can law ye must in perfect love in perfect trust Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill An ye harm none do what ye will What ye send forth comes back to thee So ever mind the Rule of Three Follow this with mind and heart And merry ye meet and merry ye Before ghosts goblins ghouls or any oth er creatures that go bump on Halloween night before Halloween was called Halloween Oct 31 was the fire feast of Summers PreChristian Celtic people celebrated the last harvest of the year and recommitted themselves to their communities by build ing a huge communal bonfire said the Rev Paul Kelly of Hunter ordained minister of Ancient Ways Kelly spoke to the New Braunfels Unitar ian Universalist Society Wednesday about the origins of Halloween traditions espe cially the festival as it was celebrated in Britain before the coming of Christianity People would extinguish their individual hearth fires and relight them with an ember from the communal he said Sharing the fire brought them together in a very spe cial way unity of fire unity of communi ty At Samhain Gaelic for summers pronounced the ancients believed the veil between the spirit world and the physical world was thinnest Kelly said Peo ple would honor the beloved dead as modern Christians do on All Saints Day Many would erect an altar to honor the he said It would be a thing of joyful A family might set an extra place at the dinner table for a favorite ances tor Pumpkins were not known to ancient Celts HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall New Braunfels High School student Alan Bueche slings a chain saw around the halls during Thursday nights Halloween carnival at the school but people hollowed out huge turnips to car ry as lanterns to the fire feast Kelly said Rather than the jackolantem faces of today a design symbolizing each family was carved in a turnip The word witch comes from the Gaelic or wise one Wiccas were wise women and men sages of the ancient pagan religion They did not however invoke spir its make magic or cast spells Kelly said The connotation of evil beings associated with Halloween was imposed by early Chris tians he said seeking to replace pagan beliefs with Christianity using fear to drive people from the old to the new religions Evil ghosts witches and the devil as we think of them today were not part of the Wic can belief system Kelly said Turn to Halloween Page 3A Naef Lamb killed friend then himself Trial could end today By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Defendant John Charles Naef took the stand Thurs day in his trial for the mur ders of John Patrick Lamb 44 and Kelly Dougherty 33 at Lambs Spring Branch home in March 1996 Naef testified that Lamb shot his girlfriend to death then pointed the gun on himself and committed sui cide Naef said he heard gun shots after he heard Lamb and Dougherty arguing out side Lambs trailer Naef said Lamb asked him to stay at Lambs house the night of March 26 so he could collect money he said Lamb owned him for work he had done By 11 to that night Lamb was getting ner vous he said because he had been unable to get the money from a drug deal he was arranging with ah acquaintance At that time Dougherty came to the front door of the trailer and tried to get in but Lamb had locked the frontdoor Naef said She knocked at the front Naef said Pat had put the deadbolt lock Kelly started to holler She started to get madder and threatened to throw some thing at the Naef said Lamb stepped outside to confront Dougherty They were talking and Naef said I heard two quick What did you do defense attorney Jim Pape said I sat there for a little Naef said Pat then came back and set the flashlight down and said something to the effect I did it I did Naef said while he was trying to leave he heard gun shots He said when he looked backt he saw Lamb slumped on his couch after shooting himself with the gun the prosecution said Turn to Naef Page 2A NBU authorizes legal help with EAA rules By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer On the same evening the Edwards Aquifer Authority met in San Antonio to approve new aquifer per mitting and transfer rules New Braunfels Utilities officials authorized lawyers to continue representing their interests in the formu lation of those rules Both permit and transfer rules can affect Comal Springs in Landa Park and NBUs ability to provide future utility services NBU trustees authorized Thurs day the Austin law firm of Hutcheson and Grundyto continue representing NBU Some 40 miles away EAA officials voted Thurs day to publish the final draft of rules and permits for aquifer use The collection of regulations had been revised heavily since July prior to publication The EAA board received 200 some odd pages of rules at noon Thursday to digest and make a decision on Roger Biggers Turn to NBU Page 3A Deer season looks promising By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Local gun shop owners and taxi dermists say they cant wait for the hunting season to begin this weekend with a promise of a good deer crop this year Hunters are gearing up for Sat urday when deer turkey and quail seasons will open Mike CantuWhithoff owner of Docs Guns on Walnut Avenue said area ranchers who leased land to hunters had told him the deer crop was good this year The rains resulted in a pretty good CantuWhithoff said The range is in good shape and the animals had a lot to eat They are very healthy right With plenty of deer in Comal County CantuWhithoff said he expected his business to be pretty healthy from November to Janu ary He said since dove season started in August his business has Most pf my business runs between August CantuWhithoff saicjl would be our primary bunting Michael tCivlin owner 9f the Hunting Camp 1630 Hwy 8J said he also was expecting a big boost for his business this season Yes I think it will be a good Kivlin said With the rains we had most of the pastures look good and the deer are Kivlin said he had noticed hunters looking in his stores earli er in the year for hunting acces sories I think they were in here browsing quite a Kivlin said They are just more eager later on to buy ammunition camouflage hunting licenses trading guns and Turn fe Hunting Page 2A Heritage honorees Rick and Carolyn Reed show emotion after finding out that this years Heritage Exhibit was dedicat ed to them during the gala at New Braunfels Civic Center on Thursday Ruby Skipper Ivy won the Ben Kelsling award for her service HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall local church site of World Youth Day celebration Page BA   

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