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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas friday DEESgolfers converge on city for annual Golf Fest at Landa - 8A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN: 334 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21.1845 March 21.1995 New Braunfels Inside Texas briefs..................................2A Obituaries.....................................3A Opinion.........................................4A Church Life................................6.7A Sports Day................................8.9A Archives Anonymous.................1B Wheels..........................................4B The Marketplace.......................4-8B Stcimmtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeftung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Meridith War* nit, Alan Biteche, TJ. Caballero, Francisco Jesus Munoz, TA. Williams, David Biedermann, Bill George, Charlie R. Smith. Happy Anniversary to Courtney A Irene Hale (55 yean!) New sign to bo orsctod at NB Factory Stoves New Braunfels Factory Stores, formerly New Braunfels Mill Store Plaza, will welcome a new 16' x 30' pylon sign at the main entrance/exit along Highway 81. A special dedication ceremony will be held today at 3 p.m. The dedication is to culminate the name transition from Mill Store Plaza to New Braunfels Factory Stores. New Braunfels Factory Stores is owned and operated by Charter Oak Partners, an affiliate of Rothschild Realty, Inc., which also owns and operates seven other centers, with four additional centers under development. CCHFH to host groundbreaking The Comal County Habitat For Humanity will have a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction sight of their first home, located at 931 Lipan, on Sunday at 3 pm. "Volunteer builders" will be signed up at the ceremony and crews will be formed for the various stages of construction. For more information, call 625-7005 or 885-7357. McKsnna to host groundbreaking event McKenna Memorial Hospital will conduct a brief, "stand-up" groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the initiation of the new medical office building construction on Monday, April 25 at 1:30 p m adjacent to the Garza St classroom. The new medical office building is a 24,000-square foot medical complex being constructed across the street from the hospital. The facility will be occupant-ready by December, 1994. Canyon FFA Boost ors to sponsor dane# Canyon FFA Booster Club is sponsoring a dance at Eagles Hall on 257 E South St (across from Pat's Place) on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Eagles want to urge the public and all FFA & 4-H members to come out and support this fundraising event. The band "Shadows of South Texas," will play Top 40 country & western, rock and traditional country & western. For more information, call 625-7243. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Slammttsch According lo the Sophienburg Archives and members af the German community, ",Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's hap penings We invite you to share with us.) Herald -Zeitin Growth at CISD could spell bond issue By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Growth is nothing new to Comal County or the Comal Independent School District. The CISD Board of Trustees heard the basics of a report Thursday night from the Long-Range Facilities Study Committee that said permanent new buildings within a long-range plan were the best methods to deal with the popul adon growth and that a bond issue was the best way for pay for it. The committee, made up of various persons in die district, went to numerous public forums and surveyed people. The overwhelming choice was to build new facilities, followed by use of temporary classrooms, and year-round multi-track schools third. Committee reports findings to board The committee used growth projections from a consultant in Austin that said over 10,000 students will attend the district by the year 2000. The CISD has grown from 5,600 students in 1988-89 to 7,300 this year, a 30 percent increase. Robert Loop, chairman of the committee, showed a slide with growth projections at each school and their capacity based on current enrollment and estimated enrollment by 2000 if no schools were added or attendance zones changed. "This committee came to the consensus that building permanent facilities was the preferred method for solving our facilities needs through the year 2000," Loop told the board. Officials with Barnes Architects who were under contract to develop a master plan presented their plan. The plan called for organizing campuses into elementary (Early Childhood - 4th), intermediate (5-6th), middle (7-8th) and high schools (9-12th), each with maximum size standards. Long-range plans for building included three intermediate schools and a middle school and additions to Canyon MS, Canyon HS, Smithson Valley HS, and Frazier Elementary. Each of these building projects would start based on "triggers,” when existing schools meet their capacity levels. "The committee believes that a bond issue is necessary to fund the facilities required for the growth in CISD,” he said "...$40 million worth of new facilities and upgrades could be proposed over the next six years. However, this district’s bond expert has explained to us that due to legal limits on bonded indebtedness, this list should be cut to approximately $30 million.”, Committee members Bill Smith, Becky Krueger, Sylvia Benitez and Fred Lamprecht each spoke to the board as did Jay Barnes, an education consultant, urging the board to consider growth and the plan to deal with it. Board members thanked the committee for their work and agreed to read the plan draft. The board decided to address the plan and consider possible courses of direction in next Thursday’s regular meeting. Car show & swap meet on tap Pi '    5?    _ Special service held at Randolph for fallen airman Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH (From left) Fred Willard, Dave Keeler, Kathy Meurln and Barney Colbert display the T-shirts that will be for sale at the annual Rotary Car Show & Swap Meet, which gets underway today at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common St. The swap meet will take place throughout the weekend while the truck show takes place Saturday and the car show on Sunday. Stricken former president lapses into deep coma By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Nixon lay near death in a deep coma today, three days after suffering a stroke. Two Marine sergeants arrived at the hospital on Thursday, ready to serve as the former president’s honor guard if he should die. “His condition has deteriorated He’s in a very deep coma,” Kathy Robinson, a spokeswoman for New York Hospital-Comeli Medical Center, said late Thursday. Hospital officials announced earlier in the day that the 81-year-old Nixon had slipped into unconsciousness after developing swelling of the brain, a potentially deadly complication of the stroke he suffered on Monday. Doctors sometimes try to reduce such swelling by using a respirator to speed up breathing, but Nixon was not on a respirator, and news reports said he had left instructions that he not be resuscitated Kathy O’Connor, a Nixon spokeswoman, confirmed he has a living will, but she would not discuss it. Nixon’s doctors and aides would not discuss his treatment or condition in detail. But other doctors said the coma sharply reduced his chances of survival. Special from tho Wingspread Randolph Air Force Base A memorial service was held Thursday in Chapel I at Randolph Air Force Base for Air Force I st Lt Laura Ashley Piper — one of 26 people killed April 14 when U.S. Air Force jets accidentally shot down two U.S. Army helicopters over northern Iraq. Piper, 25, a 1992 graduate of the Air Force Academy, is the daughter of retired Air Force Col. Danny Piper and his wife Joan of San Antonio She was assigned to Ramstein AB, Gcr many, and was on temporary duty in Turkey before her flight over Iraq Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall was among the more than 300 people attending Thursday’s memorial service. During the service, Widnall spoke of Piper’s public service to the Air Force and to the nation. _ “For Laura, there was no more noble profession than to serve beneath the Air Force seal and the American flag They symbolized her clarity of purpose: a stable world order where freedom would flourish...,” she said. "Lieutenant Laura Piper was wise beyond her years. In a brief shining life she was, in the words of Walter Lipp man, ‘the custodian of a nation’s \ ‘For Laura, there was no more noble profession than to serve beneath the Air Force seal and the American flag.’ Photo courtesy of fie Wingspread 1st Lf. Laura Piper ideals, of the beliefs it cherishes, of its permanent hopes.’ Defender, peace- _maker,    peacekeeper, humanitarian. There is no more meaningful work" At the end of her remarks, Widnall announced Piper’s posthumous promotion to first lieutenant and presented to her - Sheila Widnall Air Force Secretary Family Piper’s _Defense Meritorious Service Medal A funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, in the Air Force Academy Protestant Cadet Chapel with interment in the academy cemetery. Second Household Haz-Was day on tap By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels and Comal County officials are encouraging residents to bring items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday. The collection will be held from 9 a m to 3 p m. behind Fire Station No. 2 on Loop 337 in New Braunfels. The event is sponsored by the city of New Braunfels and Comal County. “Everything is going real well. All the preparations that can be done have been completed,” said Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn, project manager. Representatives from Laidlaw Environmental Services will arrive Friday and will begin setting up for the event, according to Friesenhahn The last Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day was held in December. It was also conducted by Laidlaw Environmental Services. Officials were pleased with the collection’s results. A large turnout is expected for this weekend’s collection, especially since tires will also be accepted "We arc anticipating a lot of people. We have had many inquiries especially since tires will be collected. We hope to have a large turnout,” said Friesenhahn Limited funds are available for the collection, lf the amount of waste collected exceeds the amount allowed for the funding, die collection will end early. Let me do my job Commissioners vote to allow treasurer to make investment decisions By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Several items highlighted the Thursday agerxia of tte Comal County Commissioner’s court Among the biggest included a plea by County Treasure Bart Bartholomew to basically “let me and my staff do the job we were hired to do.” The court voted to allow the county treasurer to make investment derisions into treasury bills and discount notes instead of simply putting money into TEXPOOL, an investment service for public funds run through the State Treasury. “I can do better having T-bills and discount notes” he said "Staying in a public funding pool is not a safe place to be ” Bartholomew said he is currently limited by investment restrictions with TEXPOOL that could cost the county money He said current returns would be .99 cents on the dollar and would cost the county money "You’re not going to get your funds back if you leave it in there," he said He said TEXPOOL is not guaranteed by the state, is not regulated by the Securities Bart Bartholomaw Exchange Commission, and not rated by any service. Judge Carter Casteel said it makes sense for the treasurer to be able to move money an hi mi The court instructed the treasurer and county auditor to come up with an investment allocation plan to present to the court In other action the court approved a deputy sheriff to be placed at Smithson Valley high school and middle school. Thor is currently one deputy who splits time between the two. School officials said the deputies are needed to help stave off'the gang influence Smithson Valley principal Joe Rogers said school officials are seeing an influence of gangs from San Antonio as people move north into the district He said the problem is small in the CISD but they need officers to prevent the emergence of "wannabe gangs ” “He is not there as an intimidating force,” he said. “He is there as a helper" The court approved the positions which would axal S60.916 tor the two officers with possible funding through the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force "Students feel safe,” said Dr Patnck Hollis, pnncipal at SVMS. "Parents like to know there children are protected ’’ The court also adopted an affirmative action program and equal emjiloymen! oppor-tunity plan for county hiring I be county needed to adopt the plan to conform with regulations from federal government grants such a Si 4 million through the Texas Narcotics Control Plan. “lf we do not adopt the EBO plan, we lose that million four,” said Judge Casteel. "We have already dwie the right things in terms of hiring I feel we are comfortable in our compliance ’’ Commissioner Craigmile raised a question of legality, saying that this could open the way for reverse discrimination lawsuits as happened in Beaumont he saidSee Page 2A for Earth Day tips and local activities held in observance of Earth Day ;