Friday, October 6, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers cannot water today with a sprinkler Use of a handheld hose bucket drip irrigation system or soaker hose is allowed on any day at any hour HERALD7 Vol 149 No 244 16 pages in 2 sections October 6 2000 FRIDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Cafeteria cleanup NBMS inspection reveals problems school says corrections made K JESSIE Above Workers at New Braunfels Middle School clean up the kitchen after lunch Thursday afternoon Below Jan Crawford finishes up the dishes after the lunchtime rush at NBMS BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels school district cafeterias are working to pre vent the recurrence of viola tions found at several cafete rias during recent health inspec tions New Braunfels Sanitarian Joe Lara inspects all school cafete rias inside city limits each year He recently completed those inspections Generally they do a very good Lara said When you deal with the schools or other institutionaltype settings they have ongoing continuing type education These are peo ple who serve hundreds if not thousands of kids on a weekly Theyre dedicated These folks usually do very Most of the New Braunfels Independent School District Cafeterias which are operated by Aramark received 15 or fewer demerits Aramark has operated the schools cafeterias for more than 25 years However on Sept 25 the New Braunfels Middle School Cafeteria and central kitchen which prepares the food for all NBISD cafeterias received 33 demerits on their inspection report Food establishments cannot get more than 30 demerits to pass inspection Each violation of the health code costs restau rants and businesses anywhere from three to five demerits Steve Gallagher director of school nutrition for Aramark said he conducted monthly audits of each cafeteria to ensure compliance with safety regulations Food service employees are See Cafeteria Inspections Here are the scores local school cafeterias received during recent New Braunfels city health inspections The scores are based on a demerit system To pass the cafeterias must get 30 or fewer demerits NEW BRAUNFELS ISO High School 24 Middle School and Central Kitchen 33 Memorial Intermediate Lone Star Memorial Elementary 9 Oak Run 11 Carl Schurz 6 Lamar Primary 3 Memorial Primary 22 COMAL Canyon High School 14 Canyon Middle School 7 Canyon Intermediate School 14 Frazier Elementary 3 Goodwin Braunfeis Sanitarian Joe Lara inspects only those restau rants and school cafeterias inside the city limits A num ber of the Comal schools Comal Elementary School Mountain Valley Intermediate and Elementary schools Smithson Valley High and Middle schools Bill Brown Elementary Bulverde Elementary Rahe Primary Spring Branch Middle School Arlen Seay Intermediate are outside city limits They are inspect ed by the Texas Department of Health but those inspections have not yet been conducted this year VP candidates debate tax cuts military might LIEBERMAN CHENEY DAN VILLE Ky AP Republican Dick Cheney and Democrat Joseph Lieberman disagreed firmly but politely Thursday night about military readiness tax cuts and the future of Social Security in a gentlemanly debate of cam paign understudies Sitting a few feet apart around a small table the vice presidential candidates agreed that President Slobodan Milosevic should give up power in Yugoslavia after an election loss but both opposed the use of American troops to force him out In a debate that ranged broad ly over campaign issues Lieberman a twoterm Connecticut senator said Republicans want to raid the Medicare trust fund to pay for their tax But Cheney said there was more than enough money to go around and it is totally reasonable to give relief to all taxpayers The argument that somehow all of it is going to tax cuts isnt Cheney said of the huge surpluses forecast over the next decade The two men sparred as they sat together for their only debate of the fall campaign The atmosphere on a special ly constructed stage at Centre College was far more relaxed than Tuesday night when presi dential candidates Al Gore and George W Bush met in Boston for the first of their three sched uled encounters Each man pledged at the out set to avoid personal attacks Cheney took that one step fur ther I promise not to bring up your he said to Lieberman And I promise not to Lieberman replied with a smile But even goodnatured com ments reflected the widely dif fering views the two men hold about the role of government in the 21st century Pointing to a strong economy Lieberman said most people would say they are better off than they were eight years ago Get booked CHRIS The Friends of the Librarys annual book sale continues today Most books are 50 to 75 cents See story Page 3A Owens Corning Chapter 11 filing wont affect NB plant FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TOLEDO Ohio Owens Corning filed for protection from creditors under the fed eral bankruptcy laws Thursday to help it cope with asbestosrelated lawsuits that have cost the company billion Owens Coming spokesman Dan Dewine said the move would not affect operations at any of the more than 100 plants the com Dewine said the New Braunfels plant pany operated in the United States which manufactures fiberglass cloth used to including one in New Braunfels manufacture boats and snowboards would Its business as Dewine said continue operating as usual Thursday afternoon Owens Corning is the market leader in All plants are open running and oper the worldwide manufacture of fiberglass ating Theyre filling orders serving our insulation roofing shingles and exterior customers Daytoday operations will not products including vinyl siding and cul be tured stone It also manufactures compos ite fibers used to reinforce plastics fiber ington would allow the company to glass boats auto bodies and other prod develop a plan of reorganization that would ucts resolve its asbestos liabilities while allowing The supplier of building and industrial it to continue operating its businesses the materials estimated in July it faced an addi company said in a news release Asbestos tional billion in asbestos payouts even which can cause health problems when though it stopped selling asbestos prod inhaled is a white flaky substance widely nets more than 25 years ago used decades ago for insulation and in ship The voluntary Chapter 11 filing in Wilm building and in power plants INSIDE Key Code 76 Gruene Hall ready to have a Ball tonight A 111 AA Acclaimed blues performer to open music fest BY DALE MARTIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent Ive had tons of fun playing Gruene Hall over the Mar cia Ball explained It is Monday night and Marcia is at home in Austin tinkering around her home studio Actually its more of a rehearsal room than a studio Im getting songs ready to record my new She is coming to Gruene Hall tonight to get the Gruene Music Fest kicked off in a righteous way What I love about playing at Gruene Hall is that it hasnt changed much in 25 years and Im she said You have a great mix of a crowd You have Cajuns bikers baby boomers folkies just a great mix of people You know I have literally floated down the river walked up the hill went inside the hall and played my show I just love playing Gruene Hall is steeped with local and national history and some of that history includes Ball I think it was late 1974 or early she said We were the first TICKETS Get tickets for the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest at or call 6295077 For more see Page 4A band to play Gruene Hall after Pat Molak bought it 1 think we were still calling ourselves Freda and the Firedogs then or maybe 1 had just changed to Marcia Ball Either way we were right there at the begin ning Always a class act Marcia has been conquering audiences all over the world for three decades She is in the same league as Tina Turner and neither have plans to slow down anytime soon Still one of the hardest working gals in the music business Marcia always has time to give something back We do a lot of benefits Im very excited about playing at the Gruene Music Fest because the United Way is a great charity Its going to be a lot of she said Im also doing a benefit later this See Marcia Ball will rock Gruene Hall tonight to open the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest