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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Smithson Valley clinches playoff berth A HERALD NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY October 2001 18 pages in 2 sections 298 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Powder forces EAAto evacuate FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO The headquarters of the Edwards Aquifer Authority was evac uated Tuesday after an enve lope dusted with a suspicious white powder arrived in the morning Greg general manager of the said the authori tys headquarters on Marys Street was evacuated for about two and a half hours We had a junk mail enve lope that the cellophane win dow was torn and the end of the envelope had some sort of powder on Ellis Per it looked like a smashed donut the carrier may have eaten and dropped in the But we have to err on the side of The office was and a hazardous materials team called in to Much of the down time at the EAA was taken up by lunch Ellis Three employees who might have come in contact with the powder were sent home to and people were allowed back The powder went to the FBI for Ellis said the three employ ees would be carefully watched for lesions or other symptoms in the We should know if theres anything to worry about with in 48 Ellis If theres any reason to theyll call Tough climb JESSIE Athletes from the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch run in three separate teams up the embankment at Highway 46 and Loop 337 for vertical training Tuesday They run the up the steep hill eight times per set once a AIDS Walk organizers hope to raise awareness BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor On many will walk for a cause that some refuse to AIDS walk organizers say that is why New Braunfels residents should raise aware Members of the San Marcos who were expelled from Southwest Texas State University for protesting in address a crowd during a discussion on First Amendment Freedoms RON HeraldZeitung ness about a disease that often remains hidden from family and Although the AIDS Walk is a national this is the first walk in New Braun It is being done to raise awareness in the community and to show said Marcus president of the Comal County AIDS Task Monroe said the task made up of nine community is now in its second A longterm goal is to try to start a local office and pro vide direct Mon roe Monroe has AIDS and knows firsthand the diffi culties the disease can cre ate on many different See OA Group claims first river plan makes a splash BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer One year after New Braun fels City Council appointed a committee to stem the ris ing tide of bad behavior on local the groups chair man is calling the River Management Plan a I feel like Christmas came early this River Activ ities Committee Chairman Ken Valentine told council Valentine said tourists gave high marks to the beefedup police presence on local waters and also gave big bucks to city The numbers from the plans first summer 856 bags of law enforce ment manpower hours and nearly onequarter million dollars in gross Program expenses totaled That includes nearly in onetime startup costs for vehi cles and capital improve ments such as signs and shade Funding sources includ ing river management shuttle permit fees and increased parking fees at Prince Solms Park gener ated New Braunfels Police Department had as many as 16 officers patrolling the rivers on motor boats during summer Comal County sheriffs deputies patrolled the banks of the Guadalupe while Texas Parks and Wildlife offi cials patrolled its Trained civilian at per spent more than hours on river banks assisting officers each According to NBPD the 72 riverrelated arrests and 190 citations issued this summer primari ly involved alcoholrelated While offenses were not concentrated in specific At a glance How the River Magagement Plan fared EXPENSES 457 REVENUES River Management Prince Solms Parking Shuttle Permit Schlitterbahn contribu ARRESTS Comal 28 Guadalupe 44 CITATIONS 100 90 TRASH COLLECTED 453 bags 403 bags Police Chief Ray Douglas said this past week that addi tional officers were needed at Prince Solms Park in late August and the Gruene Bridge area on Council previously autho rized to offset over time wages for officers rather than hiring temporary per Regular and reserve NBPD police officers logged more than manhours at a cost of We wanted our law enforcement officers to take back the councilman Larry Alexander The plan also took in more revenue than The estimated cost of the Riv er Management Plan for the first summer was projected at See OA San Marcos 10 return for free speech talks BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SAN MARCOS In 10 students stood up or more sat down for what they believed in at Southwest Texas State Their actions threw them into a battle over free speech that reached the highest court in the Seven of the San Marcos 10 returned to SWT Tuesday to dis cuss The Rhetoric of Protest The session was part of a series of panel discus sions on First Amendment free doms Tuesday in the LBJ Center David Ann Paul Al Michael Murray Rosenwasser and Sallie Ann Satagaj recalled the Vietnam War protest that went all the way to the Supreme The other three members of the San Marcos 10 Joseph David McConchie and Frances Vykoukal did not On the students staged n silent peaceful a stark contrast to the riots that had ripped Chicago a little moro See FREE OA High school bands advance to area marching competition FROM STAFF REPORTS All three Comal County high schools bands are marking their way into the University Interscholastic League Area Marching Band Contest on Saturday in San They qualified after success fully earning all Is at their region UIL Marching Band Contests during the weekend or earlier this They will compete for the right to advance to the state contest in Waco on Canyon High competes at Smithson Valley High marches at and New Braunfels marches at 2 in Blossom Athletic Centers Jerry Comalander There is an entrance fee payable at the INSIDE Key Code 76 The winding road Road crews work on widening Farmto Market Road 1863 into a four lane high way Tuesday CHRIS HeraldZeiiung
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