Thursday, June 8, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW Tfop A T n J JM i PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending In or 9 can water today after 7 pjii Well users with addresses ending in 6 or 7 can water today after 8 00 VI WEST NICROHJII YRNDEL DK R so ix f NG Vol 149 No 144 14 pages in 2 sections June 8 2000 rr A V Servill8 Comal County since 185 50 cents Residents object to sidewalk changes cite danger Developer says amendment could cut costs BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer The New Braunfels Planning Commission is recommending the city change a sidewalk ordinance to give developers some leeway on where to place them Under title proposed amendment to the ordinance developers would be allowed to place sidewalks between the curb and one foot off the property line But some residents objected say ing if developers are allowed to place sidewalks next to the street it could endanger children and pedestrians Under the current ordinance developers are required to construct sidewalks within one foot of the property line A lot of people think the proper ty line is at the curb but ift said Planning Commission Chairman John Dierksen The property line is usually 10 to 15 feet from the curb so if you come back one foot then have a fourfoot sidewalk youre usually going to have that area of grass between the sidewalk and the curb Thats how the ordinance is Current standards also require developers to install sidewalks but the commission does grant variances or exemptions to developers Dierksen said the commission receives numerous variance requests at each meeting Some requests allow developers to change the loca tion of the sidewalk including See No mystery meat here Chef says cafeteria cuisine can be fun creative and taste good Betty Williams and Regina Abanathy left enjoy lunch hour Wednesday at the workshop that wraps up today at Canyon High High School K JESSIE Chef Miguel Cavanna below says creativity can transform food served in school cafeterias offering fun awesome tasting and healthy entrees on a budget school districts can afford RON BY RON MALONEY StaffWriter Shake off those terrible memories of greaseladen USDA melt into tasteless gelatinous muck Forget if ever you can about the nattering hairnetted school lunch ladies indifferently slinging slop in school cafeterias Because Chef Miguel Cavanna says institutional foodservice is changing Cavanna former executive chef of the Seguin school district is a native of Buenos Aires Argentina He trained in Washington under renowned master chef Kurt Stielhak and has worked in restaurants from Rome to Puerto Rico Florida New York and San Antonio He has appeared in Time Newsweek News World Report and Smithsonian magazines among others He now lives in San Antonio and hosts the website He and Ramona Kellam an exten sion agent for the Department of Agriculture were instructors this week at the annual Texas Education School Food Service Association summer workshop that wraps up today at Canyon High School More than 500 food service managers cooks and coordinators from school districts around the region attended the threeday pro gram focusing on the future of child nutrition Discussed were aspects of serving culturally diverse food in an institutional setting sanitation marketing safety baked goods and desserts and Chef Cavannas specialty of making the best i CISD meal prices going Repercussion Productions is back by popular demand to perform at the Brauntex Performing Arts Microsoft ordered to split WASHINGTON AP A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp on Wednes day declaring the software giant that spurred an explosion in home computing should be split into two because it proved untrustworthy in the Microsoft as it is presently organized and led is unwilling to accept the notion that it broke the District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson wrote as he ordered the most dramatic antitrust breakup since in 1984 An unrepentant Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates vowing an appeal said the ruling shows the gov ernment can take away what you have created if it proves to be too He said the company Would seek to block Jacksons order from taking effect during the appeals process This is the beginning of a new chapter in this added Gates who would only be able to con trol one of the two companies mandated by the rul ing Jacksons ruling came two months after he con cluded April 3 the software company violated antitrust laws by using illegal methods to protect its monopoly in computer operating systems stifling competition He also found the company tried illegally to expand its dominance into the market for Internet browsers The judge gave the company four months to devise a plan to divide itself into two parts One company would manage the Windows operating system that helped make Gates a bil lionaire the other would manage all of Microsofts software such as its Office Suite and the Internet browser that spurred the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 19 states With Windows on more than 90 percent of all personal computers the ruling drew strong reac tions from average Americans and the computer industry Microsoft doesnt understand how abusive they are of their monopoly said James Barks dale former chief executive of Netscape the Web browser that lost a battle for dominance with Microsofts Internet Explorer In this case I think the market should have said Janet Barrs 30 a production coor dinator for a Salt Lake City photography studio I have nothing against government but sometimes they do things for the wrong Members of the New Braunfels High School Varsity Honors Choir leave this morning for Newark and their debut at Carnegie Hall The group shown here at rehearsal raised funds for a year to come up with the edfoTthe NBHS Honor Choir o to Carnegie Hall iJP BY ERIN MAQRUDER After washing more than 400 cart waving up mow than 125 enchilada plate dinners and participating in enough bake sales to shame Betty Crocker the New Braunfels High R the Big Apple music 17 local songbirds a chance to perform Sat urday night at the legendary Carnegie Hall The mixed choir of 12 girls and five guys will hop on a plane this morning to rehearse a performance that will commence on the historic stage tint has hosted the likes of Liza MioneUi Luciano Pavarotti Woodrow Wilson and Tchaikovsky And the choral of students only had to come up with a measly to do it said Debby Kempert choir booster club presi dent Weve done many things to raise this money that I cant even remember all of INSIDE