New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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Edwards Aquifer 654.0 feet Comal River 249 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 93 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 118 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 907.73 ft. above mean sea levelPollen Counts
NBU Pumping Report
8.019 million gallons Well water
4.672 million gallons
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Full moon Sept. 2
Last quarter........Sept. 10
New moon..........Sept. 17
First quarter.........Aug. 25
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Extended forecast: Thursday, partly cloudy. Highs upper 90s. Lows mid 70s. Friday through Sunday, partly cloudy. Highs mid 90s. Lows mid 70s.
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Temperatures indicate Tuesday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
National Temperature Extremes for Tuesday High 110 at Death Valley, Calif.
Low 31 at Stanley, Idaho
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For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229.News Around The WorldFed cuts interest rate for seventh time
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve, still trying to keep the U.S. economy out of a recession, cut a key interest rate Tuesday for the seventh time this year, lowering the federal funds rate by a quar-ter-point to 3.5 percent.
The reduction pushed the funds rate to its lowest level in more than seven years.
Bank of America and Bank One cut their prime lending rate, the benchmark for consumer and business loans, to 6.5 percent, also the lowest level in seven years. Other banks were expected to follow suit.
On Wall Street, stock prices dropped after the announcement, investors having anticipated the Fed’s action. Within 20 minutes of the announce
ment, the Dow Jones industrial average had lost a 45-point gain and another 20 points. The Nasdaq index was down 7 points.
With the latest reduction, the Fed has cut rates by 3 percentage points since the beginning of this year, including five straight half-point rate reductions, which represented the Fed’s fastest credit easing in nearly two decades.Jury finds Rivas guilty of capital murder
DALLAS (AP) — The leader of a gang of prison escapees was found guilty of capital murder Tuesday in the death of an Irving policeman, who was showered with bullets and run over during the robbery of a sporting goods store.
George Rivas, 31, faces lethal injection or life in
prison. Jurors will begin hearing evidence in the punishment phase Wednesday morning.
Rivas looked down and pressed his eyes shut after the verdict was read.
Prosecutors presented evidence for five days last week, including Rivas’ confession in which he says he deserves to die for shooting Irving Officer Aubrey Hawkins and asks forgiveness from his family.
Jurors, who deliberated less than two hours, also heard testimony from robbery victims, forensic experts and the officer’s widow.Foreign-owned plants hit by slowdown
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Owners of foreign-owned factories who once flocked to the Mexican border to take advan
tage of its cheap labor are laying off tens of thousands of people in the wake of a U.S. slowdown.
After years of strong economic growth and a booming job market spurred by the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s dynamic industrial region is sputtering.
The maquiladora industry has lost 100,000 jobs so far this year, mostly along the 2,1 OO-mile northern border, officials say.
Since January, Baja California, home to Tijuana, has lost 23,100 jobs, while Chihuahua state has lost 59,100 jobs, Mexico’s Labor Secretary Carlos Abascal said. The two states host the largest number of maquiladoras.
Maquiladoras, also known as “twin plants,” were started in the 1960s to take advantage of low labor costs.
Kerrville’s Wine and Music Fest celebrates 10 years Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 at Quiet Valley Ranch with four six-hour evening concerts, a bicycle ride, a canoe trip, two wine seminars and a Chapel Hill folk song service filling out the four-day weekend. Radney Foster will be one of the featured artists. For information, call (800) 435-8429.
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• Exit 187 from southbound Interstate 35 to Farm-to-Market Road 725 — The exit is closed permanently. Detour signs will be placed along Business 35 directing traffic to FM 725. A large detour sign also will be placed south of FM 306 notifying I-35 traffic that the ramp has been closed and which ramps to use instead of Exit 187. Also, a large flashing sign will be placed just south of Texas 46 telling I-35 traffic to use Exit 188 to get to downtown New Braunfels. The ramp closure will expedite the construction of FM 725 near I-35.
• Northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 35 from FM 725 — The northbound frontage road from Chevron north to FM 725 also will be moved over to the newly constructed frontage road. This traffic switch will require the closure of the northbound entrance ramp to I-35 from FM 725. The northbound frontage road traffic still will be allowed to enter the ramp by taking the left turn off the frontage road. The northbound frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River is scheduled to open in about one month, and FM 725 traffic will be able to use it to access northbound (-35.
• Interstate 35 northbound and southbound frontage roads — work continuing from Ruekle Road to Executive Drive.
• North side turnaround — This turnaround will remain open throughout construction but will require various detours.
• Northbound Interstate 35 frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River — will be opened to one lane of traffic today.
• The Solms Road Interstate 35 overpass — will be closed through Dec. 2 while workers raise and widen it. Traffic should detour to the Ruekle Road overpass or the Schwab Road underpass.
• Southbound Interstate 35 — The southbound entrance ramp from Walnut Avenue will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today while workers build a detour section of the new southbound frontage road. Use the next exit ramp south of Business 35.
• Southbound Interstate 35 — The southbound exit ramp to Business 35/FM 1044 will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday while workers build a detour section of the new southbound frontage road. Use the Walnut Avenue exit.
• Southbound Interstate 35 in Comal County — The right lane will be closed from one mile north and south of the Solms Road bridge from until 6 a.m. today while work is done on the Solms Road overpass.
Students with enough college hours to qualify as juniors or seniors can bring official transcripts to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-Palo Alto in the Student Center from ll a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, fill out an application and register for fall classes. For information, visit www.tamuk.edu/PaloAlto or can (210)921-5488.
The Alamo Coin Club will hold its Summer Alamo Coin Show and Children’s auction from 9:30 a.m. to. 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Road at Anderson Loop 1604, near 1-35 N. Admission and parking are free.
1 For information, call Michaelle Davis, Comal County service officer, at (830) 602-5545 or George Bunting at 625-2582.
The registration for the 2001/2002 New Braunfels Hermann Sons School of Dance is scheduled from IO a.m. to I p.m/Saturday at the Hermann Sons Lodge, 463 N. Union.
At the time of registration, proof of membership must be shown.
Happy Birthday to Ernesto Sotello and Ashlyn Hubertus (belated).
Happy Anniversary to Randy and Margie Pierce.
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
Nothing is scheduled.
Nothing is scheduled.
THE COMAL COUNTY WOMEN’S CENTER will be offering a group for survivors of sexual assault from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Women’s Center. For information, contact Lois Riley at 620-7520.
THE NEXT SKAT TOURNAMENT takes place at 7:30 p.m. today at Germania Bowling Club. Winners in this past week’s tournament at Goerke’s Country Tavern were first, Aubrey Constable; second, John Langhoff; third, Kent Michaels; fourth, Noland Koepp; fifth,
Lester Wahl; sixth, Roger Reininger; seventh, Dan Schumann; and eighth, Clinton Ludwig. James Stolte will be conducting skat lessons beginning in September. For information, call 606-2855.
YMCA OF COMAL COUNTY offers Prime Time, affordable and convenient after school care for children ages 4 to 13 from school dismissal until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The YMCA also offers full-day programs on most school holidays, Christmas and
Spring Break. Nutritious snacks, homework assistance, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games and discovery centers are all part of Prime Time. The program is offered at most area primary ancf elementary schools. For information call the YMCA of Comal County at 606-9622 or 606-YMCA.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at
300 Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 years and older in the Laurel Plaza Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $1.25. To make reservations 24 hours in advance, call Rita at 629-1751. Free transportation to site to eat; Thursday is Bingo with prizes.
AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 179, 410 W. Coll St., hosts
Early Bird Bingo at 7 p.m., regular at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. For information, call 625-0179.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS CHAPTER OF BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the New Braunfels Smokehouse restaurant. Breakfast is $7 per person. Anyone interested can attend. For information, call (210) 688-9623.
UKELELE BAND FOR BEGINNERS meets at 1 p.m. each Wednesday.
ARTHRITIS AQUATICS THERAPY PROGRAM will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at McKenna Sports Fitness Center. Cost is $3 per class. For information, call 606-3658.IRS PROBLEMS?
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