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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 2, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Air Quality Health Alert Day Reduce emissions by carpooling and avoiding unnecessary driving today PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending In or 4 can water before 9 ana after 7 today Well users cannot water today HERALDZ Vol 149 No 215 18 pages in 2 sections September 2 2000 O A HPT TT3 Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents K JESSIE Staffers at McKenna Sports Fitness Rehabilitation celebrate the 95th birthday of Everett Reynolds with a cake NB man 95 stays young with exercise BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor Everett Reynolds was born in 1905 the same year Las Vegas Nev was founded Norway dissolved its union with Sweden and the Treaty of Portsmouth USA ended the RussoJapanese War The retired homebuilder who recently cel ebrated his 95th birthday at McKenna Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center says he exercises to stay young in mind body and soul Reynolds knows a thing or two about what is truly remarkable and what really counts in life The 95yearold remarried when he was 80 years old and still works out every day Reynolds arrived at the facility on Aug 17 to find his favorite treadmill and bike deco rated in birthday garb Reynolds said the staff did the same thing for him this past year It is one of the nicest things the way they treat me here at the he said Reynolds works out each day on both the treadmill and the stationary bike and then swims I am not trying to become an he said I just think it is necessary for good health to stay thin and Georgia Williams office manager at the center said When the staff sees him they all say Thats what I want to be He comes in and gets on the treadmill then the bike and then he goes in the pool and then the hot tub That is his routine every day Even on Saturdays and For 40 years Reynolds got most of his exercise from building homes The Houston native moved to New Braunfels with his sec ond wife Clothilde in 1985 Reynolds personal health plan has been one of simplicity and eating lots of vegeta bles Im 90 percent Reynolds said I grew up sort of following the preach ings of Dr Kellogg of Battle Creek Mich That was a famous spa place At McKenna Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center Reynolds has become the reluctant poster boy for the importance of exercising and maintaining good health When asked what he would tell others about exercise he simply said I try not to advise other County picks committee APPOINTEES The Waterwise Growth Study Committee members are Comal County Nathan Rheinlander Tom Homseth Steve Schultz New Braunfels Stoney Williams Bolner GuadalupeBlanco River Authority David Welch NBU Paula Difonzo Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Chris Dullnig Edwards Aquifer Authority Doug Miller or his designee Developers Mike Norris Mitch Sacco Citizens Kristin Quinney Brad Wuest BY RON MALONEY AND Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writers Comal County Commissioners named 13 members to a new committee to study growth in the county The Waterwise Growth Study Com mittee approved Thursday by commis sioners will growths effects on infra structure environment and water sup ply including the Trinity and Glen Rose aquifers The panel will meet in the next 10 days The committee and its work grew out of a ninemonth county moratorium on highdensity home construction on lots smaller than one acre The action was taken to give the coun ty time to study growth and waterrelat ed issues and come up with a program for addressing them Of paramount concern County Judge Danny Scheel has said is preserving the countys quality of life and protecting its aquifers I think these issues are of utmost importance to Comal Scheel said I think they dictate the survival of the quality of life were accustomed The new committee also will revisit various county rules and regulations as they pertain to growth and new devel opment Among its goals will be See HEB in Bulverde West Comal residents welcome store with open arms FROM STAFF REPORTS BULVERDE Picture a park Stone walls Walkways Plenty of old oak trees in shady sunken landscaped islands The longawaited Bulverde HEB with its environmentallyfriendly park ing lot opened in grand style Friday morning complete with marching band dignitaries cheerleaders and the mas cot HEB Buddy The parking lot is watered with recy cled wastewater of vital interest to the parched western Comal County community The modern supermarket with the freshest baked goods in Texas and all the other amenities opened its doors to hun dreds of customers Susie Stamatakos 13 was the first shopper through the check stands and after they cut the ribbon said she does not think her family will shop for food in San Antonio anymore and she is happy about that Its a lot more the Spring Branch Middle School 8th grader said My mom works at Rahe Primary School so she can just stop by and get whatever she needs right here instead of going to San Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton echoed that sentiment in his remarks I dont think Ill be going down to Loop 1604 Barton said Loop 1604 was where Bulverde resi dents had to go to shop at HEB before the new store opened Its a beautiful store and an extra ordinary event for us Look this store will be a trendsetter in terms of its architecture and landscaping The whole facility is just Its a really important significant step in the development of this com said Bulverde Northwest mayor Mai McClinchie HEB founded 95 years ago in Ker rville is the largest privately owned grocery chain in Texas K JESSIE Nicholas Zaccaria 3 entertained himself while a host of speakers wel comed Bulverde residents to the grand opening of the newest HEB Friday morning HEB now has more than 175 supermarkets and nearly 90 pantry stores in Texas and Louisiana as well as a handful of outlets in Mexico INSIDE Your guide to New Braunfels River conditions weather what to do where to go road work map The Limelighters perform this weekend at the Kerrville Wine and Music Festival Referendum effort afoot to booze KRUEGER Dan on ballot BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer A proposed alcohol ban on local rivers caught a life preserver late this week New Braunfels City Council set the pro posed ban adrift until March by voting to delay the issue Monday But Kathleen Krueger Betty Dunkin and others do not want to wait Instead they want New Braunfels voters to decide whether to enact an alco hol ban on local rivers They are asking regis tered New Braunfels vot ers to sign a petition by Monday night asking council to place the issue on the November ballot They will gather signatures between 8 and 8 today through Monday in the Main Plaza gazebo The group is facing a tight deadline to gath er the necessary signatures that could force council to put the issue on the ballot They must submit the signatures to the city secretary by Tuesday I am spearheading a group of concerned citizens who feel that the issue of whether alcohol should be banned on the rivers is something that should come before the com munity as a Krueger said We feel that the city council on Monday night failed to act in the way that the community as a whole would Councilman Robert Kendrick asked council to consider the ban this week The proposed ordinance would have set up a central river business district on portions of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers inside the city limits Then the ordinance would have prohibited alcohol consumption and the possession of open alco hol containers in the business district Council decided to delay a vote on the issue until March in a close 43 vote Instead coun cil decided to form a committee to explore solutions to problems on the river The coun cil also directed the police department to increase law enforcement on the rivers this See INSIDE Abby 5A Key Code 76 Coming Sunday wonder what happens at night in New Braunfels Staffers Betty Taylor and K ie Slaten report on the life of night owls in New Ultralight pilots revere time in the air BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Its 7 on a Saturday and Ronnie Stewart is preparing to go to church Only hes not buttoning up his best suit or wrestling with dress shoes that are too tight Instead he puts a helmet on his head and tightens up the neck strap Then he contorts his body into just the right angle needed to maneuver into his ultralight airplane He turns the engine on and taxis quickly down a short runway at the Kitty Hawk Ultralight Flying Field in Garden Ridge Hes soon up in the air the engine in the small plane humming softly 1 love flying before the sun comes Stewart said Thats my church I love to watch the sun come up in the Stewart joins a number of other men women and families who satisfy their desire to fly by piloting ultralight air planes from Kitty Hawk named after the town where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first airplane One sign describes the airstrip as the See CHRIS Paul Harst of New Braunfels rolls his ultralight aircraft out of the hangar on Aug 26
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