New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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A friend in need
Child abuse victims to get help from new program
Bv LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Child abuse victims in Comal County will soon have someone in their corner as they go through the legal system meant to protect them.
Members of the Child Welfare Board announced Friday the beginning of a child advocacy program here. County Attorney Bill Renner wrote the articles of incorporation for Comal County Child Advocacy Inc. and received the corporation's non-profit status this week.
Child advocates may be appointed by the court or the prosecutor in abuse cases and will acquire information from the police.
Department of Human Resources caseworkers, prosecutor and the child.
Advocates will then make a written report back to the authorities and testify in a “friend of the court” capacity in any hearings.
A victim’s advocate will also accompany him to any appointments so that a single person will guide the child through the process and be there solely for the child.
In addition. County Attorney Bill Renner announced that his office has bought 1,000 Spiderman comic books in which the comic book hero urges children to tell adults when sexual abuse occurs. The money came from Reimer’s hot-check fund.
The comic books will be distributed through the public schools.
“We have already contacted New Braunfels USD) Superintendent (Charles) Bradberry. and we hope to reach (Comal ISD) Superintendent Bill Brown next week."
The Child Welfare Board is also printing 500 coloring books that will be used with abuse victims who will have to go to court. Reimer said.
"We got the idea from a coloring book project we saw from a different state, but we adapted it to our needs here,” he said.
The coloring book orients the child to a courtroom by showing pictures of a judge in robes, a courthouse and a courtroom. It in-
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One of Spiderman's messages to sexual abuse victims
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Expect mostly cloudy skies through Monday with a 50 percent chance of thundershowers today, dropping to a 30 percent chance Monday. Winds will be from the southeast at IO to 15 mph, diminishing to IO mph tonight, when the low drops to near 70. Monday's high will be near OO. Saturday’s high was 84 and the low was 71. Sunset tonight will be at 8:05 p.m.
lf you’re wondering why you’re an hour late to church this morning, the answer is simple. You forgot to set your clock an hour forward Saturday night. Today marks the first day of Daylight Savings Time, which means the sun won’t set until around 8: SO.
Schoolgirl terrorist a hero in Vietnam
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — The United States would have branded Dean Thi Ahn Tuyet a classic “Viet Cong terrorist” — a diminutive, smiling Saigon schoolgirl who threw grenades and planted explosives to kill Americans and their South Vietnamese allies.
Today, Mrs. Tuyet, an army captain who stands well under 5 feet even with her elevated shoes, is an officially designated heroine, proudly recalling her exploits. Four medals are pinned to her olive green uniform.
During the Vietnam War, Viet Cong urban guerrillas like herself normally appeared to the world in photographs and on television screens as haggard, sinewy types being led off to interrogation and prison cells, or as corpses lying in the street. They were only faces, or bodies without life or stories.
On Saturday, a half-dozen of the survivors — most of them lean, graying and bemedalled — were introduced to Western reporters as this former capital of South Vietnam prepared to mark the 10th an-SA firm designing post office
A new main post office in New Braunfels is in the mailbag, but final delivery w on't be before next year.
Bradley-McChesney Architects of San Antonio has begun design work on the $1 million building, to be built on a three-acre site on South Seguin Avenue next to the Sonic Drive-In. Construction is expected to begin in August 1985, and be completed in a year.
The new post office will contain 18,000 square feet. Postmaster Kenneth Rheinlander said last year the U.S. Postal Service usually designs a building with a 10-year estimate of community growth in mind.
Last year, postal officials originally recommended the new post office be built on mobile home park property on U.S. Highway 81 and Old McQueeney Road, but later ran into some problems with the closing on that site.
The Downtown Merchants Association and the Chamber of Commerce also voted to formally show their support of the Seguin Avenue site, and in October of 1984, officials with the Postal Service real estate division in Dallas said they had changed their original recommendation.
Bradley-McChesney Architects also specializes in educational design, and is currently working with Comal ISD and its $19.96 million bond issue election, set for May 18.
niversary of the conununist triumph and the end of a long, bloody war.
Col. I ran Thah Oat, deputy chief of the city’s military command, also briefed reporters on the filial days of the conflict and South Vietnam's surrender on April 30,1975.
The aging veteran, w ho took part in the last battles, wielded a pointer to describe with the aid of a wall-sized map how communist troops annihilated the South Vietnamese divisions at Saigon’s gates and then
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Man injured in 281 crash
A 25-year-old San Antonio man was taken to Northeast Baptist Hospital Saturday night after a major one-car accident on U.S. Highway 281.
A hospital spokeswoman said Michael Joseph Nieman of 5935 Adalone Cove was “alert,” but the full extent of his injuries had not been assessed as of press tune.
“He’s alert and talking to us. By looking at him, he needs some sewing-up,” she added. “He hasn’t been through X-ray yet, so I can’t say if he has any broken bones or fractures.”
The Comal County Sheriff’s
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Absentee voting begins Monday for bond election
Absentee voting for Comal ISD’s bond election on May 18 will begin Monday, and continue through May 14.
The $19.96 million proposal calls for a new middle school to replace Canyon Middle School, and a new high school for the Smithson Valley
area. The present Smithson Valley High School will become a middle school for Mountain Valley and Bulverde students.
Bulverde Middle School will also be converted into an elementary campus for grades 3-5, and the present Bulverde Elementary
campus will become Bulverde Primary for kindergarten through second grade.
Items on the bond proposal will go before the voters as a package.
Those patrons wishing to vote absentee may do so from 8 a m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 14 at the Central Administration Office.
Anyone holding a valid voter’s registration certificate who has lived in CISD at least 30 days prior to the May 18election is eligible to vote.
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Furor sours Reagan trip
WASHINGTON AP> President Reagan leaves this week on a European trip that was designed to celebrate 40 years of peace and the spread of democracy but which has grown instead into an unwelcome reminder of a dark moment in human history The American president will spend more than half of his 10-day journey in West Germany, fir: lo attend the annual sununit conference of the seven major industrialized democracies in Bonn, then to join his host. Chancellor Helmut Kohl. for a state visit choreographed to display the harmony and allied strength of two once-bitter enemies.
U S officials planned the trip as a showcase for Reagan’s commitent to human freedom, a theme to be stated and restated at each stop on the four-nation tour He is to celebrate Europe’s reconciliation since the end of World War ll just 40 years ago, the development of democracy that followed harsh rightist dictatorships in Spain and Portugal and point proudly to the prosperity the West can expect to enjoy while Conununist Bast Europe remains bound by economic and political chains But a fundamental miscalculation about an event designed to symbolize the reconciliation with West Germany has loosed a rolling thunder of criticism that overpowers all the
But the small military cemetery contains no American war dead. Most of the 2,000 German troops who lie there fell the in Battle of the Bulge.
administration’s best laid plans.
Kohl, w ho likes to call himself West Germany’s first postwar chancellor, was stung by his exclusion a year ago from Allied ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion that presaged the collapse of Nazi Germany.
To avoid a similar embarrassment, he used his prerogative as host of this year's economic summit to bring the leadership of the great democracies together m West Germany the weekend before the 40th anniversary of the announcement on May 8, 1945, that Germany had surrendered.
By winning Reagan’s acceptance of his invitation to stay on for a few days. Kohl assured himself he would not be subjected to the humiliation he and many Germans felt by last year's rejection.
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