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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — Herald-Zeitung —Thursday, April 19, 2001Today Contact News Editor Jo Lee Ferguson at 625-9144 ext. 221. Water River flow Edwards Aquifer 679.3 feet Comal River 334 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 575 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 642 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 910.02 ft above mean sea level Pollen Counts NBU Pumping Report Surface water 6.598 million gallons Well water _ 6.56 million gallons Molds.........................high Oak............................high Grasses.....................high Pecan................moderate Mulberry............moderate Sun/Moon Cottonwood.......moderate Birch..................moderate Elm..............................low Sycamore....................low (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) Sunrise/sunset Sunrise...............7:01 a.m. Sunset................8:02    p.m. Weather Moon New moon..........April 23 First quarter.........April 30 Full moon May 7 Last quarter. May 15 Mostly cloudy and windy Highs 76-80 Gusty winds TONIGHT Continued mostly cloudy, breezy Lows 66-70 Highs lower 80s Texas weather Thursday, April 19 AccuWeather" forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures Extended forecast: Saturday, mostly cloudy. Highs in the 80s. Sunday and Monday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s to near 70. Highs in the 80s. Tuesday, partly cloudy. Lows in the 60s to near 70. Highs in the 80s. Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s to near 70. Highs in the 80s. tiMwiieie By The Associated Press Temperatures indicate Wednesday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m Eastern Time. Hi Lo Pre Otlk Albany,N.Y. 50 36 Clr Albuquerque 79 42 PCIdy Amarillo 75 42 PCIdy Anchorage 44 35 Clr Asheville 53 35 Clr Atlanta 60 34 Clr Atlantic City 54 37 .05 Clr Austin 69 49 Cldy Baltimore 51 37 .10 Clr Billings 71 42 Rain Birmingham 63 35 Clr Bismarck 70 30 Cldy Boise 70 42 Rain Texas Lotto SATURDAY i WEDNESDAY $15 million $19 million 01-06-25-3944-54!02-03-04-12-23-50 Contact lls HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, [email protected] Margaret Edmonson, Managing Editor Ext. 220, [email protected] Heather Grant, Business Manager Ext. 202, [email protected] Angela Benson, Advertising Director Ext. 208, [email protected] Kathy Lehmann, Circulation Director Ext. 228, [email protected] Henry Coello, Composing Manager Ext. 219, [email protected] Arnold Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, [email protected] For classified advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 215. For display advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 208. For obituaries, wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements, call 625-9144 ext. 213. For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229 by 10 a.m. Monday-Sunday for same-day deliv- News Around The World U.S. threatens end to talks WASHINGTON (AP) — After a rocky first round, the United States is threatening to break off talks with China on U.S. surveillance flights unless the Chinese start discussing the return of the Navy reconnaissance plane detained for nearly three weeks. The United States hopes to gain from the talks in Beijing at least the return of the aircraft that made an emergency landing in southern China April I. The crew was held for ll days and released only after protracted negotiations. “Nothing was settled. ... There was no progress on the issue of return of the airplane,” State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said after the opening 2 1/2-hour session. AIDS lawsuit could be settled PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Pharmaceutical giants entered settlement talks with the government Wednesday, a sign they are dropping their fight against a law that could provide cheap copies of AIDS drugs to millions of South Africans. The suit, postponed until Thursday as the discussions continued, has deeply embarrassed the drug companies since it began six weeks ago. Many have responded by drastically cutting prices on their own. Mississippi flood waters still rising PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — While the Mississippi River crested in several places Wednesday, people downstream continued sandbagging to prepare for the rising waters. Hundreds of people in Wisconsin and downstream in Iowa had moved out of lowlying riverside areas Tuesday while volunteers and others worked to reinforce sandbag dikes. Residents further up the river hoped the water had reached its high mark. The river crested Wednesday at 16.4 feet at La Crosse, Wis., lower than predictions of 17 feet and about a foot below the record set 36 years ago. The San Antonio Recruiting Battalion will bring the pageantry of the military to life at a joint Fiesta Celebration sponsored by the battalion and Texas Lutheran University at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the university in Seguin. The free performance, featuring the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army parachute team, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team from the Military District of Washington and the 1st Cavalry Horse Detachment from Fort Hood, is in the field at the southwest corner of State Highway 46 and Court Street, just south of Texas Lutheran University’s Jackson Auditorium. For information, call (210) 295-0624. Photo submitted Sponsored by: Seguin 838 West Court • Seguin, TX "Service, Selection and a low, low price" Mercury (830) 303-1 192 Under Construction \P* si • Northbound left lane of Interstate 35 — Emergency lane closure today across the Guadalupe River Bridge to repair a damaged roadway safety device. • Lakeview Boulevard — Railroad officials are expected this week to install railroad signals in the 600 block of Lakeview Boulevard. • Interstate 35 northbound and southbound frontage roads — work continuing from Ruekle Road to Executive Drive. • West frontage road — temporarily closed while rebuilding work continues. • Four Mile Creek at west frontage road — bridge completed but still closed while rebuilding continues; will reopen with rest of the west frontage road now under construction. • Center median from Ruekle Road to north of Walnut Avenue — currently under construction. • Center median from Ruekle Road to Four Mile Creek — work is continuing on median rail. When work on west frontage road is complete, southbound traffic will be switched to the middle. • Farm-to-Market Road 725 — reduced to one lane each way; traffic shifted to the north as soon as the westbound lanes of FM 725 are rebuilt, which is scheduled for March. • South side turnaround — closed: Kuehler Spur behind Burger King on FM 725 is open. • North side turnaround — This turnaround will remain open throughout construction but .will require various detours. Cr s\/ 725 I Quality Pre-owned Cars & Trucks Motor Company “A New Braunfels Tradition Since 1944” (830) 606-2001 Heads Up ► Candidate forum The League of Women Voters — Comal Area is hosting a New Braunfels City Council candidate forum at 7:30 p.m. today in the New Braunfels Independent School District board room at the Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. ► Pancake breakfast The New Braunfels High School and Middle School choirs will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Braunfels High School cafetorium. Choir members will perform throughout the event. For tickets or other information, call Debby Kempert at 643-0056. ► Federal employees The New Braunfels Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets at ll a.m. Friday at Ruby’s for the spring social luncheon and business meeting. The groups also plans a highway trash pick-up starting at Farm-to-Market Road 1044 and Interstate 35 at 8 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 629-6522. ► Aggies Muster The Comal County A&M Club hosts Aggies Muster 2001 at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge on Saturday. The social will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. The formal muster program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Ross Margraves, class of 1963 and former past chairman of the Texas A&M Board of Regents. Dinner will be catered by the New Braunfels Smokehouse. All Aggies and Aggie friends are welcome. For information and reservations, call 907-2151. Community Events ► Birthdays/Anniversaries Happy Birthday to Benjamin Culpepper, Mary Luna, Matthew Sanchez and Ashley Stafford (18 years). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ► Schools New Braunfels Independent School District Breakfast: Pancakes w/syrup, cereal and toast, yogurt and toast Lunch: Pizza or barbecue beef on a bun, yogurt plate Activities • End-of-Course: English ll Field Test • Memorial Intermediate Reading is Fun Week “Rock and Read 50s Style,” dress 50s style. • Kindergarten registration for Fall 2001, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. • PERKS (Para Educators Reaching Kids that are Special) The Education Center, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Comal Independent School District Elementary, intermediate Breakfast: Cinnamon toast; lunch: Hamburger or sub sandwich Middle school, high school lunch: Chicken over pasta or cheeseburger pocket Activities • SVMS — Parents Meeting on Aim for Success, Cafe, 7 p.m. ► Clubs Eagles Auxiliary No. 2999 will have a craft workshop at the hall from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today For information, call 625-1675. The New Braunfels Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Ryans Steak House located at 485 E. U.S. 81. Guest speaker today is Tony Leal of the Texas Rangers. Each meeting features a guest speaker except for the last Thursday of the month. For information, call 609-4764 The New Braunfels Music Study Club (Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs) meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church. The program will feature performances by Superior Junior Festival winners. Also participating in the program will be recipients of this year’s Music Club scholarships: Heather Blankenship and James Kirtikos. For information, call 625-3875. St. Ann’s Christian Mothers of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the K.C. Hall. Judith Mackie will inform members about the parish library. New members are welcome. For information, call 620-7031. The Texas Outdoors-Woman Network, San Marcos chapter, will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Jim’s Restaurant to learn about native plants from guest speaker Billy Kniffen, Texas agricultural extension agent. For more information, contact Amy Sugeno in San Marcos at (512) 396-3642. The New Braunfels Elks Lodge No. 2279 meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the lodge. For information, call 629-7752. The Board of the Comal County Children s Shelter meets at 6 p.m. today at the shelter, 652 Old Bear Creek Road. For information, call 626-0182. Low impact aerobics for women and men 50 and older — Elks Lodge on Seguin Street from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays For information, call Frances at 609-1177. Comal Community Band members conduct regular rehearsals at the New Braunfels Middle School Band Hall at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday. Call 625-0424. . “A Course in Miracles,” led by Bill Sawyer in open group discussion — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Unity Church of Practical Christianity, 642 Comal St. Call 625-2434. Fraternal Order of Eagles, smoke-free bingo — 7 p.m. Thursdays at 207 E. South St. in New Braunfels. New Braunfels Kiwanis Club — noon today at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 485 E. Business 35. ;