New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Ziltung, Naw Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, August 20, 1991
Comal River........................................187 (down 4)
Edwards Aquifer........................623.29 (down .03)
Canyon Lake outflow..........................................170
Canyon Lake Inflow..............................................72
Canyon Lake Iavsl903.09
South Texas forecast
TODAY -WEDNESDAY: Panty cloudy, hot and humid through Wednesday with a slight chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the 90s north to between IOO and 10S Rio Grande plains. Lows tonight mostly 70s, except near 80 at the coast.
A weak cold front located along the Red River was expected to trigger showers and thunderstorms
over most of North Texas tonight and Wednesday.
Showers and thunderstorms, most of them the isolated late afternoon and early evening type, are forecast for most of the state.
The shower activity in North Texas is expected to be confined to mostly northern portions tonight, spreading southward across the region on Wednesday.
It will remain partly cloudy and hot statewide.
Lows tonight will be mostly in the 70s.
Chamber expects state spending hike
By DAVID BULLENS Editor and PubMshar
Texans will see an 11.4 percent hike in state spending over the next two years, the directors of the Greater N.ew Braunfels Chamber of Commerce were told Monday.
Reporting for the Chamber’s Legi
slative Affairs Committee, Chairman Dennis Heitkamp told the board that ’’most of the $5 billion in savings identified by (State Comptroller John) Sharp’s team was a result of accounting changes and fee increases.
“The report included only approxi-
Most riders escape injury when car, Schlitterbahn bus collide
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON city Editor
More than 40 people escaped injury Monday night when the shuttle bus they were riding was involved in an accident near Schlitterbahn Water Park.
New Braunfels Police Department Spokesman Martin Mayer said 48 people, all visitors to Schlitterbahn, were on the bus when the accident occurred at 6:34 p.m. at the intersection of Commerce Street and Union Avenue.
The 1987 International bus, owned by Laidlaw Transit Co., was involved in the accident with a 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Craig Anthony Hahnel, 17, of San Antonio.
The Pontiac was traveling east on
Commerce and the bus was traveling north on Union when the accident occurred. The bus was driven by Gregory Manuel Roberts, 28, of Brownwood, Mayer said.
“The operator (of the car) stated he did not see the stop sign. He entered the intersection of Union Street and collided with (the bus) which was northbound on Union Street,” said Mayer reading from the accident report.
Erie Lanhaus, 18, of San Antonio, was a front-seat passenger in the car and was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Hahnel was cited with failure to yield right-of-way.
No passengers from the bus were transported to the hospital.
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non-directed abstinence program where students are taught options and how to decide. The second type is a directed abstinence approach where instead of being told how to decide, students arc told what to decide.
“Young people are ready to stand up and say Move me enough to tell me the truth’,” she said.
Soda said that officials focus on pregnancy rates as the issue that sex education should address. These days, she said, disease has become the real issue and that there is no such thing as “safe sex.”
“(About) 70-80 percent of the time a person infected with an STD (sexually transmitted disease) doesn’t know they’re infected,” she said. “Disease has become the contraception.”
She added that birth rate figures that some people use to show that traditional sex education is working are flawed because 40 percent of all teenage pregnancies end in abortion. She also said that non-virgins are more likely to commit suicide.
‘Transformation of information is not the key,” Soda said. “Guidance is the key.”
Teens should use the love test on their companions, where they say “let’s not have sex and walk the freedom road,” she said.
“See if they stay — if they do, you may have a prize,” she said.
Each day, 36,000 Americans contract at least one STD and the majority of that group is teenagers, according to Soda. Of the two types of STDs —
viruses and bacteria — the main difference is that viruses cannot be cured, she said.
Bacteria include chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. These are curable but damage they do before detection is irreversible.
Viruses include herpes, AIDS (HTV, or human immunodeficiency virus) and human papalova virus.
“Last year, 8,000 people died of human papalova virus and nobody has ever even heard of it,” Soda said.
Condoms are unreliable meaning there is no such thing as safe sex, Soda said, referring to “Condom-mania.”
“A sperm is 500 times larger than the AIDS virus — and we admit that condoms are only 90 percent effective in preventing pregnancy,” she said. “Put on a rubber wet suit — that’s all that would protect you.”
Soda also used teens from the audience to demonstrate techniques for “linebacking,” or having a good comeback to say no to a "line” intended to persuade you to have sex.
She also said that if a person is off the freedom road, that it’s never too late to get back on it.
“Point out the sex pushers just like the drug pushers,” Soda said. “And take the freedom road pledge.”
She had the crowd recite the pledges of “I choose chastity,” and “I’ll do the right thing — IMI wait for the rings.”
In closing. Soda had all students stand and recite “I can be free, yeah, I can be free.”
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era, in their fearful way of doing things, are just not opened up for the good things that could come to them ” In an interview before the coup. Ivy said that she learned not to take freedom of religion for granted.
“I’m just hoping that the church will still be a stronghold like it was in past revolutions. I hope that the people will demand that they keep those rights (they have gained),” she said. “I think about people that I gave my Bibles to and I hope that they can remember our group and maybe find some peace in that.”
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“The project is not moving ahead This basically is maintaining the status quo,” Koester said. “With interim status, we still have to meet all the BIF regulations. This is strictly a federal requirement, and in no way affects the Texas Water Commission permit application or the Texas Air Control Board application.”
Lafarge’s applications for suite permits from the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Air Control Board also remain on hold pending results of a Southwest Research Institute environmental assessment, he said.
Lafarge will submit the required documents to the EPA by the Aug. 21 deadline and is required to publish public notice of the action in a local newspaper. The notice appears in today’s New Braunfels Herald-Zeiuing.
Koester said Lafarge officials have met with city and county officials to explain the interim status application
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of the East Harris County Salvation Army and acuve in the First Baptist Church of Pasadena.
Beasley’s wife, Cindy, was a high school English teacher in the East Central School District in San Antonio
The Beasleys have two children, Annie, 8, and Matthew, 17 months.
They were members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels.
Ivy expects the worst from the new regime.
“I’m pretty sure that they’re going to use their food to bribe them (citizens) and I hope that the people don’t give in. I hope that they stick tight and demand their rights. I’m not afraid, I’m just really sad. I just want them to be OK."
As for the future, Ivy said that the Soviet people must rely on their hope to find resolve.
“I hope (Russian Federation President Boris) Yeltsin can take it over, he’s got charisma,” Ivy said. “The people just don’t support Gorbachev.
I want to tell my kids that I was there a month before the coup but then the people rose up and then took back over — I don’t want to tell them that I was there and then they were communist again.”
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Brauntex Theater on San Antonio Street. Call 629-6571 to register.
New Braunfels Service League is accepting letters of application from local charities and organizations to receive a donation from the proceeds of the league’s third annual fall fund raiser. Letters should tell the organization’s purpose, budget structure and any special needs. This information will help the financial committee in its selection Address letters to Chairman Lynctte Chapman, Financial
Committee, New Braunfels Service League, P.O. Box 311532, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1532. Letters may be sent through Aug. 31,1991.
The Sophienburg Archives has dirndl (German) costumes and garlands for adults and children. Interested persons are invited to come by the archives or call 629-1900.
To have an item listed in Slam-mtisch, contact Janine Green or Stephanie Ferguson at 625-9144.
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mately $900 million in actual budget cuts,” Heitkamp said, and “when the dust settled in Austin, approximately $600 million in hard budget cuts were adopted.”
Appropriations for the 1992-93 biennium, Heitkamp told the Chamber leaders, total $34.3 billion from General Revenue related funds and $59 billion from all fund sources.
“These appropriations,” he said, “provide an increase of $3,505.9 million or 11.4 percent in General Revenue related funds and an increase in all funds of $5,485.5 million, or a 10.3 percent increase.”
And, Heitkamp said, many elements of the budget will make it more difficult to attract new business and industry to Texas.
Amendments to the state’s franchise tax, for instance, make it “look very much like a state business income tax.”
The board also heard New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Bradberry outline the impact recent legislative action is expected to have on his district and its taxpayers.
Chamber President Tom Purdum said legislative action left Texas in a poor position to compete with other states for new industry.
On a brighter note, Convention and Visitors Bureau Vice Chairman Lee Rodriguez reported that the city’s second quarter hotel/motel tax collections were up 21 percent when compared with the same quarter a year ago.
Rodriguez said that marked the lith consecutive quarter that has shown an increase in hotel/motel tax
collections when compared the same quarter a year earlier.
That is particularly significant, he said, in light of the fact that no additional hotel or motel rooms have been added since 1985.
Rodriguez also told the group that the C&VB's spring ad campaign resulted in 35,000 inquiries from prospective visitors, a 22 percent increase over last year's figures.
Illustrating the effectiveness of the campaign, Rodriguez noted that South Padre Island spent $206,000 on their comparable campaign and netted 51,000 inquiries. The New Braunfels campaign cost $71,000, he said.
The Dallas Morning News was the newspaper producing the most inquiries, Rodriguez said, and Southern Living was the most productive magazine.
The Morning News produced 4,008 inquiries and Southern Living 3,853, he reported.
Overall, the cost-per-inquiry was $2.86, Rodriguez said.
The Chamber board also heard Small Business Council Chairman Bob Schima report on the upcoming trade show set for Sept. 11. The show, which is to be preceded by a “sneak preview" the night before it opens, is set for 10am.-7 p.m.
Tickets for the preview are $15 and tickets to the show itself are $1 in advance or $2 at the door.
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On July 22, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval of two new optional services, Exchange Connection Service and Customer Alerting Enablement. Exchange Connection Service will permit a customer of the Telephone Company to provide voice messaging service, telephone answering service, or other services to itself or to patrons of the customer. Customer Alerting Enablement will permit residence and business lines to receive an alerting tone (intermittent dial tone) transmitted by an Exchange Connection Service customer. The proposed effective date for this offering is September 23, and will be available statewide where facilities permit.
The calling party's telephone number and other originating network call information will be delivered to the Exchange Connection Service customer when the calling number and the called number are served by the same switch. Additionally, the caller's telephone number and other originating network call Information may be recorded and stored by the Exchange
the caller before the call is answered. All
Connection Service customer. Customers mav be able to identify
Service customers will be required to sign a non-disclosure ■greement prior to being provided service. In the agreement the icrees not to ai
number unless the customer has written permission from the
customer agrees not to disclose the calling party's telephone
The Telephone Company estimates these new services will Increase its annual revenues during the first year by approximately $1.2 million. Providers of voice messaging service and telephone answering services and their subscribers are the types of customers likely to be affected by approval of these services. Exchange Connection Service is provided to customers in two
parts: l^ocal Serving Arrangement, which provides access to the exchange network; and Optional Service Features. The proposed rates, for both Exchange Connection Service and Customer
Alerting Enablement, Including installation charges, are as follows:
Local Serving Arrangement
Access Link 2-wlre, each DSI, cadi
$ 28.00 $170.00
Installation Charge First Additional
Fea tures/Fu notions Switch Terminations Analog Voice Grade (Une Side) (Select One)
Inward » $ 2.90
Outward $ 2.90
2-way $ 2.90
Multiplexed Arrangements Multiplexed DSI lo Voice, per DSI Access Link $190.00
Analog Voice Grade
per Activated Channel $ 3.50
Subsequent Order Analog Voice Grade Channel Interconnection, per Activated Channel $ 3.50
$ I OO $ I OO $ I . OO
$ I . OO $ 1.00 $ I . OO
Rules per Minute
Terminating - per minute of use within Local Calling Scope
Over I to 25 Over 25
Rearrangement Charges Change Type of Supervisory Signaling * Per Switch Termination
Change Directionality Per Switch Termination
Optional Service littlufi:
Subscriber Information Interface, each
$ 45.00 $ 30.00
Originating Call Information $ .008 per call delivered
Customer Alerting Enablement Residence Business
Persons who wish lo comment on litis application should notify the Commission by September 13,1991. Reoucsls for further information should be mailed lo the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 400N, Austin, Texas 78757, or you may call the Public Utility Commission Public Information Office at (512) 458 0256, or (512) 458 0221, teletype writer for the deaf.