New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 24, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 24, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending In or 9 can water today before 9 and after 7 Well users with addresses ending In 6 or 7 can water today before and after 8 HERALDZEH UNO Vol 149 No 207 14 pages in 2 sections August 24 2000 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents The crowd gath ered at Lorraine Browns home Wednesday night was split in their emotions as the first person was voted off the last episode of Survivor K JESSIE SLATEN HeraldZeitung Galveston officials Booze ban successful BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Fights Disturbances Accidents Rowdy obnoxious groups of young people drinking That probably sounds familiar to many New Braunfels residents It is the root behind many of the complaints about the two rivers that run through New Braunfels the Comal River and the Guadalupe Some residents say they have witnessed everything from nudity alcohol and drug use to trespassers who defecate on private property Until about five years ago these same types of troubles plagued Galveston The port city has 37 miles of beaches which iattract crowds of people Those crowds combined with alcohol often got rowdy That changed in 1993 however At that time Galveston City Coun cil enacted alcohol bans on most public beaches Since that time Galveston has added to the ban area and tweaked the regulations in other ways New Braunfels City Council will consider an alcohol ban on the rivers inside city limits at its meet ing Monday The alcohol ban in Galveston worked Galveston Police Chief Kim Schoolcraft said We had our beaches here filled with what you could say are unde sirable she said There were a lot of alcoholrelated inci dents on the Galveston did not have a prob lem with nudity said Lou Muller executive director of the Galve ston park board of trustees What did happen however was that young people would set up lounge chairs on the sidewalk along the sea wall Those people could be intimi dating to families joggers or bicy clists using the sidewalk especial ly if they had been drinking Muller said Drinking and driving fights dis turbances and accidents were corn See Survivor fans feast on finale INSIDE Key Code 76 BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor Shouts of Kelly Kelly Kelly emanated from the house on Richter Lane shortly before 9 as Lorraine Brown and her family members urged the castaways on the television set to vote for their favorite sur vivor the one who would win a million Who won the big dollars Brown was the only one who guessed it right Richard Hatch the 39 yearold corporate trainer from Rhode Island walked away with the cash Brown and her sisterinlaw Betty Mills hosted a Survivor party for their families and friends last night By 7 the Brown house had been transformed into an island paradise complete with tiki torches decora tive fish lights and food befitting any cast away They munched on dirt cake with gummy worms seaweed salad and white rice served in coconut shells Chicken See Sch ii I dazed K JESSIE Above Kindergartners in Mrs Korbells class say the pledge of alle giance at Lamar Primary Wednesday morning Right Harley Rogers waves goodbye to Mom and Dad on his first day at Lamar Primary New students administrators learn many lessons on first day BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Mike Fitsko principal of New Braunfels High School learned Wednesday the biggest difference between the first day of school at a high school and a sixthgrade school At OakRun traditionally on the first day of school I opened 472 lockers 1 have not opened one locker since Ive been said Fitsko who was the head of OakRun until the summer Fitsko said he did not know whether older students did not need help or just did not ask for it But because he no longer was needed to for locker duty Fitsko instead welcomed NBHS students to the school as classes began for the 20002001 school year Students had a smooth first day at the high school Fitsko reported A group of parent volunteers also directed lost students and answered phones during the first hectic day of classes At OakRun SixthGrade Center new principal Richard Ramirez said he had to open his share of lockers Wednesday morning but otherwise he had no problems to report on the first day At the end of the day students attended a pep rally to celebrate the See HARTWIG Ranger says no doubt of wifes guilt Adele Hartwigs trial enters fourth day today BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Texas Ranger Tony Leal testified Wednesday he still believes today that 62year old Adele Hartwig murdered her husband by setting fire to their home a year ago Leal who assisted in the inves tigation of the fire that killed 72 year old Harold Hartwig at his home on Heuco Springs Loop Road said his opinion of Adele Hartwigs guilt in the murder has not changed since he took her confession a week after Harolds death 1 felt she was he told jurors Wednesday in Hartwigs capital murder trial I feel today she is guilty of The Comal County District Attorneys office is attempting to prove Adele Hartwig intentionally set a house fire May 4 1999 that killed her husband because he was preparing to divorce her and she wanted to collect insurance money Hartwig could face a mandatory sentence of life in prison if she is convicted of the capital murder charge The Comal County District Attorneys office is not pursuing the death penalty In an audiotaped statement played for the jury Adele Hartwig said she killed her husband because he physically and mentally abused her and threatened to kill her Hartwig initially said someone else set the fire and hanged her on a tree several yards from the house Leal testified he did not believe her story because it was full of inconsistencies Adele pointed to several different suspects who could have set the fire including Harold Hartwigs daughter Leal said Her story changed because you cant keep a lie he said But Leal said Hartwig told him three times exact ly how she set the fire That part never changed She kept that straight every he said Leal also testified he believed Adele hanged her self on the tree to cover up the murder not to com mit suicide Under cross examination from defense attorney Tom Garner Leal said he did not investigate Adeles claims of abuse even after he told her he would help her if she killed Harold to stop the abuse District outlines CIS abatement at meeting of the molds BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer School officials said Tuesday they implemented temporary measures to prevent mold at Canyon Inter mediate School from affecting stu dents and staff while they wait for a permanent solution to the problem About 15 families attended a dis trict meeting about the mold prob lem at CIS 1275 N Business 35 to learn what the district had done to remove the mold Mycotech Biological an indoor air quality consultant hired by the school district is conducting daily weekly and monthly air qual ity tests to ensure the safety of the classrooms Mycotech also implemented an airmonitoring program Current air tests in the facility indicate read ings typical for indoor buildings Larry Robertson president of MB1 said data was shared with the district and provided to the Texas Department of Heajth Maggie Hanna principal of CIS said data on the mold levels were available to parents She said if a child was having problems with allergies parents should look up the mold count for their childs classroom in a log in the schools library Parents then should consult with a doctor to determine whether the mold is the source of the problem Hanna said the school would move a child to a different class room if the child was experiencing problems an engineering firm also is investigating the prob lem and is expected to issue a report on the source of the mold problem and how to fix it in about 30 days consultant Roy Linnartz said Industrial highefficiency filters are being used to keep the air clean The building will remain under con stant positive pressure to prevent the building from being contami nated Robertson said the schools air conditioning system was running continuously which physically holds the organisms in the walls and prevents contamination Linnartz said mold was discov ered inside the exterior walls of the building this summer In July Gerloff Co began removing wall board and sheathing from six class See ;