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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — Herald-Zeitx JNG — Thursday, April 24, 2003 mornToday Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222 World Briefly- Travelers warned away from Toronto, Beijing TORONTO (AP) — Global health officials warned travelers Wednesday to avoid Beijing and Toronto, where they might get the SARS virus and export it to new locations. Canadian officials angrily said they would challenge the health advisory and declared their nation’s largest city still “a safe place.” Toronto is the first location outside of Asia targeted in efforts to contain the disease. In Beijing, Chinese officials said all public schools would close Thursday for two weeks, affecting 1.7 million children. Thousands of people trying to flee the outbreak packed the capital city’s train station and airport. The advisory, which says any unnecessary travel to those locations should be postponed, will be reviewed again in three weeks, Dr. David » Heymann of the World Health Organization said. • Iraq’s lifeblood of oil resumes with a trickle BASRA, Iraq (AF) — Engineers began restoring the lifeblood of Iraq’s shattered economy Wednesday, pumping crude oil for the first time since the war. Although the oil is not for export, the quick startup means one of Iraq’s largest fields could bt? back to prewar production levels within weeks. U.S. Brig. Gen. Robert Crear . turned the tap at a storage facility outside the southern city of Basra and watched as slick black crude dribbled from the spigot and oozed between his fingers. The meager flow sprang from just four of hundreds of wells in Iraq’s southern oil heartland. Once transformed into refined products such as fuel oil, the petroleum will be distributed throughout the southern part of the country for use in vehicles, power plants and generators, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. U.S., North Korea, China talks under way BEIJING (AP) — American and North Korean negotiators took cautious steps Wednesday toward resolving a standoff over the North’s suspected nuclear weapons program, ending six months of verbal sparring that pushed tensions on the Korean Peninsula to their highest level in years. There was no immediate word of any progress, with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly, leader of the American delegation, saying only, “No words today, thank you." But Secretary of State Colin Powell set the bar low, saying no proposals would be made during the meetings, which continue through Friday. Texas Lotto SATURDAY $29 million 04-05-27-32-39-51 WEDNESDAY $35 million 01-02-11-22-32-33 Contact Us HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, (ax (830) 625-1224 Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, doug Gary E. Maitland, Managing Editor Ext. 220, gmaitland Heather Grant, Business Manager Ext 202, Lisa Schreier, Composing Manager Ext. 205, Henry Coello, Commercial Printing/Information Systems 625-5232, Arnold Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, Craig Pauling, Circulation Manager Ext 228 Courtney Abernathy, Advertising Manager Ext. 208, 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 Community Events ► Birthdays/Anniversaries Happy Birthday to Lone Hollowed, Mary Gaytan, Sebastian Alvarado, David Fiedler, Brenda Landrum, Joseph Estrada (36 years), Maryline Jonas and Cynthia Arredano. Happy Anniversary to Nelson and Vesna Mora (17 years). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. PCIubs and Events COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at 300 Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 and older from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday in the Laurel Plaza Community Room. Suggested donation is $1.25. Call 629-1751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Free transportation to site to eat; Thursday is Bingo with prizes. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES host smoke-free bingo at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 207 E. South St. in New Braunfels. MARION ISD COMMUNITY LIBRARY hosts storytime for children ages 3 and 4 at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the library. THE NEW BRAUNFELS ELKS LODGE 2279 meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on the first and third Thursdays of each month. For information call 625-5217. THE KIWANIS CLUB meets at noon Thursdays at Ryan’s Steak House. The public is invited. For information call 609-4764. CANYON LAKE NOON LIONS meets at noon the first and third Thursdays at the Canyon Lake Golf Club. EAGLES AUXILIARY NO. 2999 conducts an ongoing quilting session from 8:30 a m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the hall. Call 629-3973 for information. THE COMAL COUNTY WOMEN’S CENTER hosts “A Taste of Italy" benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Johnny Carino’s. City and county officials will serve as “shadow” wait and bar staff. There will be an auction for a private wine tasting The event is sponsored in part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and all proceeds benefit the Comal County Women s Center. For information contact Shari Gelsone, board of directors fund-raising chair, 627-7317. CANYON LAKE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, conducted by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Frank’s Supermarket. Call Irma Feibelman at 899-2173 for information. THE GUSTAV HOFFMAN CAMP NO. 1838, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 6:30 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Public Library, 700 E. Common St. The program will be Weather Thursday, April 24 AccuWeather.eom forecast tor coco Amarillo 78,'/42“ File Photo The New Braunfels Community Chorale was formed 24 years ago by people who loved to sing and wanted to share music with the citizens of New Braunfels. Now it is made up of members from Canyon Lake, Seguin and New Braunfels who rehearse Tuesday nights at Eden Home Friendship Room. The group has two major concerts a year, in spring and fall, but also performs at Wassailfest and Eden Heights. Ann Hair, for her second year, will direct, and Jo Ann Lemmon, for her 23rd year, will accompany the chorale Sunday at the Brauntex Theater. With the unsettling national and world conditions of the past few months, the chorale wants to remind the community that “America Sings." The program includes sacred music, such as Rutter’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and Choplin’s “Music of the Morning.” Patriotic songs include This is My Country” and “God Bless America.” Show tunes from Fiddler On The Roof and Show Boat will round out the program. The concert starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are available for $7 at Johnson Furniture, China-n-Things, Brauntex or from chorale members. followed by a short business meeting and public is invited. Call 905-2396 for information. THE NEW BRAUNFELS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP meets at noon today at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 485 Business 35. For information, call Don at (210) 566-3053. ►Head’s Up FRIDAY CHURCH WOMEN OF COMAL COUNTY has scheduled the spring luncheon to benefit the “Share Our Sustenance” Food Bank in New Braunfels at noon Friday at the First Protestant Church Family Life Center. Tickets are $5, available at the door. Bring a canned food item. Call 625-6774 for information. SATURDAY AN AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE will be held at 8:30 a m. Saturday at the Canyon Lake Action Center at 1917 FM 2673, Sattler. This refresher course is for all licensed drivers regardless of age. Cost is $10. Membership in AARP is not required to attend. Certificate of completion of this eight-hour course makes one eligible for an auto insurance discount. To register early call (830)-964-2324. Class size limited to 35 individuals. For information call Bob Botcher at (830) 438-2839. THE FIFTH ANNUAL BARBECUE COOK OFF, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the River Valley Resort/Rio Raft Company on River Road in Canyon Lake. Advanced tickets are $6. Call (830) 964-2223. THE CIBOLO BOWLING CLUB, 601 Main St. in Cibolo, conducts its annual Supper and Bowling Tournament Saturday and Sunday. “Old Timers” compete at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday. Pot bowling will be at 2:30, 5:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (210) 566-7504 or (210) 659-3988. FLOYD COLLINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND BENEFIT, sponsored by Smithson Valley FFA, is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Anhalt. Cost is $15 for adults in advance, $20 at the gate. Children 10 and younger are admitted free with purchase of one adult ticket. Call (830) 885-5040. ►Today’s forecast KAN temperatures MO OKU L A 4 T Wichita Falls 82 50" ARK El Paso 81/55’ Midland 83 • Dallas 82 /57° Austin 84 /52" LA C [houston183V82*fl [ San Antonio 88 /59 MEXICO I O I Brownsville 88 /68° j « 0 2003 AccuWeather, Inc. Partly cloudy Highs upper 80s Rain: sbght W wind, 15 mph ►Extended outlook TONIGHT Mostly cloudy Lows mid 50s Rain: none W wind, 10 mph 0 W* tnflfe ****** *%&***>    ***&?*    wfr rn «    v    v    v Sunny Pi Cloudy Cloudy Showers T storms Ram Flumes Snow Ice Vm Anioamml Pres* Friday — Mostly clear. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. Saturday — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Sunday — Patchy fog in the morning. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Monday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Tuesday and Wednesday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. SUNDAY THE SCHUMANNSVILLE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION’S annual meeting is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery. Bring lawnchairs. For information, call Victor Haecker at 625-3028. MAYI NEW BRAUNFELS CLASS OF 1993 10-Year reunion will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Cost is $25 before May 1. Information can be found online at or by calling Brandi at (830) 624-2650. MAY 7 THE CANYON MUSIC BOOSTERS AWARD BANQUET is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. May 7, at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Dinner tickets are $7 adults, $6 students. No tickets available at the door. Call Belinda Loomis at 620-1715 or 609-2687 for tickets and information. ONGOING THE CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT offers various swim classes for area children. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and must be done in person. For additional information, call the Parks Office at (830) 608-2160. Digest- ►Water flows Edwards Aquifer 687.8 ft. Comal River 405 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 398 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 200 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 910.91 ft. above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report Surface water 6.579 million gallons Well water 1.375 million gallons ► Pollen counts Molds................................high Oak, grasses...........moderate Pecan.................................low (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) ►Sunrise/Sunset Sunrise......................6:57 a.m. Sunset........................8:06 p.m. Arrests Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between April 21 and Apnl 22: Shawn E. Aaglan, 36, Canyon Lake, failure to appear/theft by check between $20 and $500 Abel R Arredondo, 46, Boerne, speeding — 62 mph m a bO mph /one, failure to appear/speeckng Michael J. Connor, 21, San Antonio, driving while license suspended (2 counts); possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Bryan A. Dunman, 34, New Braunfels, no safety belt, failure to appear/no safety belt; speeding- 88 mph in a65 mph /one, fail ure to maintain financial responsibility Armando Gutierrez Jr., 19, New Braunfels, evading arrest/detention with vehicle Janie Nonega, 48, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility. Elizabeth A. Perry, 17, Spring Branch, assault of a public servant, resisting arrest, search or transport; public intoxication Preston Richey, 23, Nocona, failure to appear/theft by check between $20 and $500; parole vidatiorVtheft of services between $1 .OOO and $10,000 (2 counts). Michelle S. Rodriguez, 20, Marion, theft between $50 and $500. Amy M. Upshaw, 23, Canyon Lake, possession of between 4 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana. Crystal York, 20, New Braunfels, theft by check between $20 and $500; failure to maintain financial responsibility; minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage ;