New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Clarty Fitzsimmons, Joe Roberto,
Joyce Dale (Monday), Amia Gans, Eva Sancedo (Moaday), Walter S. Yancey (Saturday), ntrutn YcMgwy (SAiurQiy)f Lawrence H. Hartiell, Mike Walden (Monday), Dorothy Martians, Entity Flak (Saturday), BA Guthrie (Saturday), Venter Jonas (Saturday), Frances Londenberg (Saturday), Asst Miller (Saturday), Debbie Parsons (Saturday), Phil Ridgeway (Saturday), Christine Whithors (Saturday), Edna Wiedeafeld (Saturday), Hazel Eaton, John Kilmer, Mark Peeek, Robert Stacker, Wayne Davis (Monday), Cathy G ramrods (Monday). Happy Anniversary to Brian ic Michele Hnbertns, Steve Sc Vickie Kennedy (bekited)^aati-ago Suarez Sr. (belated)
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Activities for Circle Aits Theatre this week indude;
■ Novice Night. Monday. 7 p.m. - the staff and acton will take fledgling performers through their paces during one of die theatre's outreach projects.
There are talented people in our community whoVe not been brave enough to get onstage, and we warn to show them ifs not as scary as it seems," said Elizabeth Elliott, executive director.
The workshop, offering instruction in basic acting skills and theatre terminology, is geared for adults only. There is no fee for the workshop Anyone interested in advised to wear old, comfortable clothes and ladies are further advised not to wear dresses or beds
■ Auditions tor Tittle Stop of Horror*," Tuesday, 7 p.m.
The theatre will hold second auditions for the summer musted. Roles are available for four men, aget 20 to 60, and four women, ages 20 to 30, and one carnivo-rous plant. Those wishing to edition should bring their own sheet music, an accompany will be provided
■ Auditions tor "The Inner Circle,” for the theatre's youth company, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Auditioners are required to prepare a monologue not to exceed one minute.
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The New Braunfels Local Branch 2805 of the National Association of Letter Camera, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, and the United Way of America, will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, May 14, for distribution to the New Braunfels Food Bank.
Non-perishable food items may be placed by citizens' mailboxes, by the curb or on the porch on the morning of May 14. All food collected will stay in New Braunfels.
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Barbecue, the wurst way
State prepares to treat Lake Dunlap hydrilla problems
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Residents are urged
Residents along Lake Dunlap should start tO tcilCC DFCCcill ti OII S making plans for water use. , *
The Texas Parks and Wildlife department will HlirinfT iTP/ltmPrit start applying chemicals to the hydrilla plants in O
the lake by May 2 The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority is urging residents to take precautions for as long as 18 days in some cases.
People are urged not to drink water from the lake or water pumped under the influence of surface water of the river from May 2-20.
In addition, water from Lake Dunlap should not be used for household purposes, to irrigate yards or crops or water livestock during this same period.
sion. "I've used my water for nine years with no ill effects.”
“We are taking the greatest precautions,” said David Welsch, director planning and development for the GBRA.
“Ifyouhavea well that gets cloudy after a big rain, that indicwes you are pumping underflow. You shouldn't be using that water anyway.” Debbie Magin, biologist wife GBRA, said people could take a bath with the water after the May 2r6 period which coven no boating and swimming.
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Brat aver Wurst Barbecue Cook Off, held Saturday at the Wurstfeet grounds. Barbecue Cooke bom el over the state flocked to the cook off. which featured catagories such as brisket, pork, chicken, and tide dishes. Rote! and the Hot Tomatoes wee the featured entertalranreit Saturday nlaht. According to Wurstfeet officiate, attendance was very oood. but ire tim ires were available at Dress time.
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Lake Dunlap resident. ™»» toe the chem-:
teal has been applied to a free-flowing type of lake.
Grass carp, which feed on hydrilla, cannot be introduced
for application of the chemical.
Fish caught from May 2-8 should not be eaten.
Residents of the Lake Dunlap Property Owners association will spend $20,000 on the project with the GBRA donating $10,000.
The TP&W will apply the chemical, Aquathol, to the ___ plant.
Some residents who are not members of the Lake Ekrnlap Property Owners are concerned about their water, especially if they have a well in the vicinity of the river.
“What do you do? I'm scared to death to use it even if they say it’s safe,” said Dorothy Zinsmeister, who lives in the Garden Oak subdivi-
because they might escape downstream and eat other plant species.
Officials say the treatment is not tpennanent
Long term measures to deal with the problem could include stare and federal finding aa well as continued research on ways to control the plant
World leaders lend praise to former U.S. president
By JUOIE GLAVE
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Milhous Nixon was a political gut fighter whose career brought him lonely triumphs, deep disgrace and — finally — grudging respect.
He died Friday at 81, having never recovered from a stroke he suffered Monday at his home in Park Ridge, NJ.
Nixon, the nation's 37th president and the firs to resign the office, never regained consciousness after he sank into a coma Thursday at New York Hospital-Comeli Medical Center.
He had left a living will that said he wanted no extraordinary measures taken to prolong his life ani he was not put on a respirator, which might have relieved swelling in the brain.
Leaders from Washington to Moscow to Beijing praised Nixon’s accomplishments, his political savvy and his dedication, despite the political storm called Watergate that forced him to resign in 1974.
The former congressman, senator, vice president and president left "his mark on his times as few national figures have done in our history,”
■ See editorial, page 4A
President Clinton said.
‘To be sure, he experienced his fair share of adversity and controversy, but his resilience and his ditigers desire to give something back to this oountiy and to the world provide a lesson for all of us about maintaining our faith in the future,” Clinton said.
His body was taken to an undisclosed funeral home where it will remain until it is flown to Yorba Linda, Calif., his birthplace, on Tuesday, his office said. His body will not lie in state in the Capitol.
Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. He will be buried next to his wife, Pat, who died last year.
Rev. Billy Graham, a longtime Nixon friend, will officiate. Eulogies will be delivered by President Clinton, Sen. Robert Dole and California Gov. Pete Wilson.
Boris Yeltsin, annoyed when Nixon met with his opposition leader during a March trip to Moscow, praised his "great political experience.” China’s official Xinhua News Agency called him "an old friend of the Chinese people.”
Same song, second success
Second hazardous waste collection day just as big a hit as the first
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Turnout for the second Household Hazardous Waste Collection equaled that of the first, according to New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn, project manager for the collection.
As of 2:45 p.m. Saturday, more than 550 cars had dnven through the collection site. In the first collection, 557 cars were counted.
At 9 a m , when the collection started, care were lined up all the way back to the railroad tracks behind Century Paper, according to Friesenhahn. The collection was held at Fire Station No. 2 on Loop 337.
Three truck trailers of tires were collected, as well as approximately 800 batteries and 1,000 gallons of motor oil.
There was also a large amount of paint and a moderate amount of pesticides and herbicides brought to the coilection.The amount of pesticides and hetbiddes decreased during this collection, according to Friesenhahn.
"We did not have near the same amount of hazardous waste, but we did have more recyclables,” he said “Laidlaw has said this is a trend that is starting to happen and they may have to readjust on their bidding process”
Hm&Zmlung photo by JOHN HUSETH Walt String* of Laidlaw Waste Sorvtcoo gathers asvod houoo-hold hazardous waste from a loco! raaMawTa car.
Because of the higher amount of recyclable items ami the lower amount of hazardous waste, more items were accepted without the city exceeding its budget.
"We did not have to turn anyone away,” said Friesenhahn.
Residents bringing items to the collection were pleased to have the
opportunity to dispose of their hazardous wastes property.
"I like the idea of doing the collection,” said William Hocker of New Braunfels. "I think it performs a particular service. We are a little bit non-plusscd on what to do with material This also enhances the notion of not col touring ♦bete menials and being careful about what you buy.”
Bulverde Primary teacher Melissa Norton brought two batteries and some paint to the collection. She said if she had not been able to bring the items to the collection, she would have had to store it at her father’s house or leave it at her house
"As a teacher, I wholeheartedly support this collection,” the said.
Friesenhahn said the turnout for the collection was what was expected. He explained that he expected that a lot of tires would be collected "We had a really good turnout and wonderful weather,” he said.
The collection was manned by several employees of Laidlaw Environmental Services, the company hired to conduct the collection Also working were city firefighters, several volunteers, Mayor Rudy Seidel, county commissioners, Chief Phil Baker and Comal County Fire Marshal Milton WtllmannSee Sports Day for complete Golf Fest coverage, Page 9A