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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY January 16 2003 10 pages in 2 sections Z10 pages in 2 sectic EITUNG Vol 152 No 55 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents County recycles engineer in Schwabs old role BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A baton will be passed Thursday at Commissioners Court Commissioners are set to appoint County Engineer Tom Hornseth to oversee the countys rural recycling pro gram Commissioners Court meets at Retired Precinct 4 Com missioner Moe Schwab start ed the program nearly a decade ago County employees process glass green waste paper plastic and other products for mulching or resale on the commodities market Schwab started the pro gram in the early 1990s to extend the life of the Comal County Landfill now oper ated by Waste Management by diverting recyclable products and green waste from the refuse stream The landfill now wants a permit allowing it to operate about eight more years K JESSIE Bnttney 5 Brady 3 Bryan 2 and even 9monthold Brett Butler at find something to play with at almost all of the vari ous stations throughout the Childrens Museum in San Marcos Now said their mom Laurie theyll just have to make the drive to New Braunfels Childrens Museum to close outlet location K JESSIE Even as Brady Butler plays with the trains the scenery around him is changing slightly as the Childrens Museum slowly evolves into an empty store The Aztec stone behind him will soon become Egyptian pyramid material at the New Braunfels location BY SEAN BOWLJN Staff Writer The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels will close its satellite museum in San Marcos on Jan 31 Childrens Museum Exec utive Director Melissa Krause said closing the satel lite museum at Prime Outlets was done purely for budgetary and financial reasons Krause said she examined ways to cut the it took to run the satellite loca tion We looked at staff people at keeping it open for five days per week instead of sev en having less square footage electricity is a huge hit we really explored all of those things But any way we were still upside As early as Dec 18 2002 news regarding the possi ble Prime Time closing was disseminated through muse um staff to members and visitors who visited either museum Krause said in a press release The final decision to close the location came Dec 23 2002 Staff was immediately told Krause said One parttime museum worker who refused to release her name said one of the fivemember parttime staff may go to work at the New Braunfels museum The others will be looking for jobs Krause emphasized the New Braunfels museum will still serve people from the Austin and San Marcos areas All commitments made involving the San Marcos location will be hon ored For any museum members who do not wish to continue their memberships with Childrens Museum in New Braunfels prorated refunds will be offered Hornseth whose office is next door to the recycling operation on Texas 46 west of New Braunfels oversees the countys road depart ment parks subdivision process floodplain adminis tration and environmental health program He sees no problem he said with taking on one more job Even though there are a lot of duties assigned to this office Comal County has See Old Ironsides officer touts navy history present BY SEAN BOWLJN Staff Writer The secondincommand of the USS Constitution wears a circa 1812 Naval uniform with a big gold epaulet to a job he looks forward to doing daily But theres more to being the executive officer of the USS Constitution than play acting Navy Lieutenant William Marks a native of New Ams terdam in rural upstate New York graduated from the Naval Academy in 1996 He took six weeks of execu tive officer training and two weeks of leadership school He read case studies of lead ership styles to run a ship made of live oak that cannon balls bounced off during the War of 1812 thus earning her the name Old Its my job to create a link between 200 years of history and modernday navy the Annapolis history major said speaking of a crew he called That crew is handpicked must pass an interview process and must relate to tourists as ambassadors each day And daily Marks greatest challenge he called it heart breaking is tourists who wait 30 minutes to pass through metal detectors before boarding the 207yearold ship moored in a national park on a Boston pier Marks called the security measures a fact of life in the post 911 But the rest of the job he looks forward to doing I do it all making sure the crew gets paid gets fed has a place to sleep I keep the ship afloat making sure the crew is helping out the tourists covering the trips and Marks said And he likes it all as XO on the oldest warship afloat in the world Marks told 250 New Braun fels High School students Wednesday morning that his ships mission when it sailed in the early 1800s was fighting terror And Marks on tional outreach mission said the mission still exists for his modernday navy The reason this ship was built is the just got inde pendence from Britain and that was good But we lost See DAVID Executive Officer William Marks of the USS Constitution discusses current strategic and security issues with mem bers of the New Braunfels High School Jr ROTC Wednesday morning About 250 Advanced Placement stu dents and Jr ROTC members were invited to hear him speak about naval power in history Ethics group postpones meeting on F BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The meeting of the New Braunfels Ethics Commission set to consider whether Dis trict 3 Councilwoman Debbie Flume acted improperly in a council vote this past October has been reset for Jan 22 The meeting which had been postponed this past Thursday for lack of a quo rum will be conducted at It will be closed to the public New Braunfels City Attor ney Charles Zech postponed the meeting to save the city legal fees for the attorney hired to represent the ethics ume issue panel The Ethics Commission is an advisory commission to city council It will hear both sides of an ethics complaint filed by former ethics commission member James N Patrick and make a recommendation to council as to what if any thing should be done about it Patrick who now serves on the ment Corp 4B Board filed the complaint Dec 2 2002 alleging that Flume acted improperly when she voted to delay action on floodrecovery maps See INSIDE Key Code 76 8 1 Barbecue benefit aids slashing victim BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Amanda Marie Chandler the 24yearold New Braun fels woman whose throat was slashed in a Jan 3 attack is continuing to heal from her injuries at University Hos pital in San Antonio Shes recovering shes in good spirits and shes ready to come home to her Chandlers mother Sheriffs Sgt Christine Treadway said University Hospital offi cials have not said when they would release Chandler Her family and friends at the Comal County Sheriffs Office are conducting a bar becue fundraiser from How to help An account has been set up to help defray recovery costs for Amanda Marie Chandler Donations can be mailed to Amanda Chandler Fund Bank of America 501 Landa New Braunfels 78130 A benefit barbecue is scheduled for Saturday at the Comal County Sheriffs OfficeFor information call Aleta Lisk between 9 and at 6203431 to 2 Saturday at the south end of the build ing located at Loop 337 and West San Antonio Street Plates are and organiz ers are working to offer dri veup service because of the anticipated cold weather said Aleta Lisk An account has been set up at Bank of America to help Chandler with medical costs and expenses shell be left with while she continues to recover Chandlers husband John Adam Chandler 26 is accused of stabbing and slashing her in their Mill Street home He was arrested Jan 4 He is being held without bail in the Guadalupe County Jail in Seguin where local offi cials transferred him because Treadway is the Comal County Jails administrative sergeant   

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