New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Conservatives protest gay bishop’s election
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Conservative opponents of the first openly gay Episcopal bishop protested Wednesday by boycotting legislative sessions, turning in their convention credentials and dropping to their knees in prayer as one of their leaders denounced his election.
A handful of the more than 800 clergy and lay delegates either walked off the floor of the meeting or collectively stayed away, while at least three of the nearly 300 bishops refused to participate or went home, saying their distraught parishioners needed them.
Other delegates dropped to their knees and prayed as the Rev. Kendall Harmon said in a speech that many were “mourning” the convention’s approval of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson as New Hampshire’s bishop.
“This unilateral action on our part is catastrophic,” said Harmon, surrounded by more than 20 supporters in the House of Deputies, a legislative body composed of clergy and lay people.
Team of US Marines lands to help in Liberia
MONROVIA Liberia (AP) — A team of U.S. Marines landed in Monrovia Wednesday, flying in on olive-green helicopters that passed almost unnoticed over a ruined city, where people are preoccupied with searching for food after weeks of fighting between government and rebel troops.
The seven Americans came to coordinate U.S. logistical support for a steadily building peacekeeping force of West African soldiers at the airport 30 miles from the capital. The force’s Nigerian commander said he would have enough troops by Thursday to send some into Monrovia itself.
The U.S. team flew in from a three-ship Navy group carrying 2,000 Marines off Liberia. President Bush said Wednesday no larger American force will go ashore until warlord-tumed-president Charles Taylor leaves the country.
EU regulators charge Microsoft abuses continue
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Microsoft is still trying to monopolize new markets even after settling the landmark antitrust case in the United States, the European Union charged Wednesday as it prepared to demand concessions from the software giant.
The EU’s antitrust watchdog, the European Commission, said recent surveys of more than 150 businesses that use Microsoft products showed “Microsoft’s abuses are still ongoing.”
The commission offered the company a “last opportunity” to defend itself or agree to open up the two markets under scrutiny: low-end servers, which tie desktop computers together, and media players, vital software as digital video and audio distribution expands on the Internet.
The EU can fine violators up to IO percent of their worldwide sales — a figure that could reach into the billions for Microsoft.
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►Clubs 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 today in the Laurel Plaza Community Room. Suggested donation is $1.25. Call 629-1751 to make reservations.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES host smoke-free bingo at 7 p.m. today at 207 E. South St.
MARION (SD COMMUNITY LIBRARY hosts storytime for children ages 3 and 4 at 10 a.m. today at the library.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS ELKS LODGE 2279 meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge. For information, call 625-5217.
THE KIWANIS CLUB meets at noon today at Ryan’s Steak House. The public is invited. For information, call 609-4764.
CANYON LAKE NOON LIONS meet at noon today at Canyon Lake Golf Club.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. today at the 24-hour Club, 1142 Eikel St. All meetings are open. Call 625-0057.
WATER AEROBICS is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Landa Park Aquatic Complex. Registration is $35 per session at the Parks and Recreation Office, 110 Golf Course Rd. Call 608-2164 for information.
EAGLES AUXILIARY NO. 2999 conducts an ongoing craft session from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the hall. Volunteers and craft ideas are needed. Call 629-3973 for information.
NEW BRAUNFELS MUSEUM OF ART AND MUSIC Summer Music Series presents Hayes Carli Band at 7 p.m. today at 1259 Gruene Rd. Admission is $3, children admitted free. Call 625-5636 for information.
CANYON LAKE COMMUNITY RESOURCE AND RECREATION CENTER conducts line dancing from 9 to 10 a.m. and senior exercise from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
“PACK THE PARK” Concerts in the Park series benefits Communities in Schools Thursday. Performer is Jay Erie and Bleiders Creek. Bring school supplies for donation
BLOOD DRIVE, conducted by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Comal County Courthouse parking tot,
New Braunfels High School Student Council members attended the Texas Association of Student Councils Summer Leadership workshop at Southwest Texas State University in early July. NBHS students joined more than 200 other Texas high school students to receive training in leadership and community service. Attending were: Sarah Brandt, Dani Dias, Robyn Triesch, Ryan Cruz, Amanda Van Guilder, Jessica Erben and Mandi Klossner. Not pictured are Bailey Krawczyk and Sidney Krawczyk. Sponsors are Dena Fielder and Julie Estes.
150 N. Seguin St. Call Debi at 620-5569 for information.
FRIDAY A HAWAIIAN DINNER PARTY,
conducted by the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa St., is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, with happy hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.50. Proceeds go toward purchasing a new walk-in freezer for the center. Call 606-4547 for reservations.
“STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER,” the annual Comal County American Cancer Society Gala, begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the civic center. Recommended attire is Texas chic." Music will be provided by the Sentimental Journey Orchestra, and catering is by Clear Springs Catering. Silent and live auctions also will be conducted.
CANYON LAKE COMMUNITY RESOURCE AND RECREATION CENTER conducts duplicate bridge from noon to 4 p.m. Friday.
THE 1942 NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS meets at 6 p.m. Fnday at Krause’s Cafe for its monthly meeting. Call 625-5445 for information.
SATURDAY “PACK THE BUS” — Communities in Schools conducts its annual school supply drive Saturday in the parking tots of H-E-B, Wal-Mart and Office Depot. New supplies for students in
Kindergarten through 12th grade are greatly needed and appreciat-
COMAL COUNTY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH conducts a multifamily yard sale to benefit two “no-kill" local animal shelters, The Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society and the Converse Animal Shelter. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Santa’s Forest, off FM 1002, south of Hoffmann Lane. There will be hay rides, face painting, horseback rides, a silent auction and fortune telling. For information, call Tricia Stevens, 643-0362.
TEACHERS’ BREAKFAST EVENT takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Office Depot, - a* ■ 1050 I-35 W. Breakfast by local restaurants. Teachers receive a gift bag, a teacher’s planner and a 10-percent discount on purchases. Call 620-4995 for information.
DINNER AT MYRONS to benefit the Children’s Museum is scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $50 per person, with $25 going to the museum. A free Kids Night Out offered to those purchasing tickets. Space is limited. Call 620-0939 for complete details.
DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS SCHWAB ANNUAL REUNION is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Braunfels. Bring a dessert
and either a prize or silent auction item. For information and to make reservations, call (830) 625-4951.
THE ELKS LODGE NO. 2279 invites the public to breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $4 children. Proceeds benefit the lodge.
AUG. 13 THE COMAL COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at the civic center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $4. Dinner is available. Proceeds go to the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Call 606-4547 for information.
AUG. 16 THE ANNUAL SUMMER MODEL TRAIN SHOW is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for ages 17 and under. Call (830) 935-2517 for information.
“CONTROL THE FIRE” anger management class takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Silver Center, 310 E. Court St. in Seguin. Lunch will be provided. Call (830) 372-5980.
A story in Wednesday’s Herald-Zeitung incorrectly stated when New Braunfels Independent School District trustees voted to buy property. The vote was taken in open session, following a ctosed-session meeting.
Thursday, Aug. 7
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Partly cloudy Lows mid 70s Rain: none Light, variable winds
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Friday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s. Friday night — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Saturday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s. Sunday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the upper 90s. Monday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the upper 90s. Tuesday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the tower 70s. Highs in the upper 90s. Wednesday — Partly cloudy. Lows In the tower 70s. Highs in the upper 90s.
Edwards Aquifer 679.9 ft. Comal River 368 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 158 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
909.54 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water
7.367 million gallons Well water
6.241 million gallons
► Polen counts
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following Aug. 5 and 6: Marvin R. Cox, 44, San Antonio, driving while license suspended; no safety bed; failure to maintain financial responsibility David L. Fletcher ll, 32, Canyon Lake, public intoxication
Jeremiah U. Garcia, 32, New Braunfels, failure to appear/unlawfully carrying a weapon, failure to appear/possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Terry L Grigsby, 46, McQueeney, forgery of a financial instrument (2 chargee); issuance of a bad check.
Dana Y. Haag, 28, San Antonio, fadure to display operator's license upon demand; (adure to maintain financial responsibility; displaying a fictitious license plate
David W Hutson, 37, Canyon Lake, public intoxication
Pamela Jackson, 35, Spring Branch, assault causing bodily injury.
Erie D. Kuntschik, 18, Gonzales, driving while license suspended; no safety bed; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Stefame A. Medtock, 27, Midland, failure to appear/criminal trespass.
Gregory P. Moessner, 40, Orange, public intoxication.
ENgio Montalvo Jr., 42, New Braunfels, failure to appear/dnvtng while intoxicated, motion to proceed with adjudication/possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled sub
stance, penalty group 1.
Steven Ramirez Jr., 22, New Braunfels, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Heather D. Tosco, 22, Seguin, failure to appear/theft by check between $20 and $500.
Tyrone A. Webb, 19, Gonzales, no safety bed.
Headier A. Zech, 22, New Braunfels, commdment/evading arrest/detention with vehicle.