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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 Herald-Ze/funp New Braunfels Texas Tuesday Decembers 1987 Texas Christmas Volunteers spent the day recently preparing the Museum o4 Texas Handmade Furniture 1370 Churchill Drive to represerv an early Texas Christmas Putting greenery around the porch are. from left Colleen Seeihammer Mary Anne Ho mig Ty er Hollmig. Maxine Estess and Cody Chapman Bob Thorny son on the ladder, puts finishing touches on the doorway Estess is chairman for the decorating committee Included rn the he la. display are dollhouses and miniatures a>- h ai1 be featurec through December. The museum is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from I to * p rn Homer ade cookies and hot cider win also be available to visitors (Photo bv Derv Clark) Newspapers say 6 states qualify for 'super collider' WASHINGTON AP Te\u> and at least six other states were stamped as qualified for the “super collider " the $4 4 billion project sought nationwide two newspapers reported today The Dallas Morning Sews and the Chicago Tribune both citing source;* that were not identified said Texas Illinois Ct ah New Mexico. Arizona Colorado and North Carolina were qualified for the super collider bv the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering The Morning News also said that possibly Mississippi and California had made the running as well To ensure fairness the national academies are reviewing ail 15 bids from 25 states The Tribune said the academies would make a report to the C S Energy Department by Dec 31. while the Dallas newspaper said a committee of the national academie** may not submit its report to the Energy Department until January “It s too early to comment on the list " said committee chairman Ed ward Fnemann, director of the Scnpps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla Calif Texas has four bids for the super collider Waxahachie and a site near \manlio are the two state proposed sites while sites near El Paso and .Midland are being proposed by two maverick groups Scientists say the super collider would be an underground accelerator capable of whipping proton beams together with enough force to create subatomic particles that tan be studied giving physicists new m sights into the nature of matter The project will create thousands of construction jobs employ V»0 people and have an annual budget of $270 million Austin police investigating weekend beer party, assault AUSTIN AP Authorities today continued their investigation into a report that a teen age girl wa> raped at an unsupervised beer bash that drew about ISO high, school students to a vacant field The weekend party was organized by four or five Austin High School students who chartered a bus to shut tie students from a parking lot near the school to the field off Spicewood Spring.** Road one student organizer told the Austin American Statesman Curtis Weeks a spokesman for the Travis County Sheriff s Department said no charges had been filed yet There were nine kegs of beer at the party and guests, mostly Austin High School students were charged to a! tend the organizer said The money w as used to pay for the bus and beer December^ Shoppers Special Monday thru Thursday 6 pm to 8 pm South Of The Border Chaiupa Taco Beans    $ gj Rice & Iced Tea    JL ★——  - Thanks from Tho how Ownors Jack, Batta, Arley 690 S Walnut Try Our Lunch Specials Too' 629*9818 Edda Buchner Big Bend hike brings two families closer to themselves and to nature By EDDA BUCHNER Correspondent Where the trail had been there hastened now the swift currents of the broad and muddy Rio Grande Weeks prior to our hike into the Big Bend National Park continous rain had poured torrents of water down the arroyos and into the river and washed out the hiking trail along its banks But we had already walked too far to track back now and began to search for a different trail Rolf and Margaret, the two experienced hikers in our small group of five located an upper mountain trail and chose for the ascent a stt*ep rift in the mountainside torn by a recent rock avalanche W hile the others including my hus band and daughter managed to balance their heavy backpacks with dexterity I craw leu on all four** up the shifting rubble and dared not look back The trail' turned out to In* merely a crumbling 2 foot wide ledge with the mountain rising straight up on the right and the river gorge plunging down to the left Then and there the law of the wilderness became palpable there was nothing to do but go forward no matter what was still to come [‘he north wind makes Vikings calk'd Rolf encouragingly av I t*>ok the fir*.! hesitating steps leaning well away from flu* steep drop \ month before in the **•» un en vironment of home we had asked our friends to take us along n Thanksgiving weekend hike nt< th* Big Bend National Pals En thusiastically we had followed their advice to pack only the absolute necessities and save on every ounce of weight no we had broken a toothbrush in half stashed non perishable foods and left the tent at home hor the most part we were going to hike in the Uhihuahuan desert where we had to carry our own water supp Iv which increased the weight of th* backpacks to 4o «*► and 2» po aids respectively Stepping out in style We drove to Las J has. a small trading post at the foot of the mountains and started out on the first leg of the hike For about an hour we followed a barely discernable trail between symmetrical low creosote bushes before ascending the flat topped Chihuahuan mountains While we three novices w alked first (ast. then slow and then stood still to catch our breath. Rolf’s mountaineer boots maintained an even stride no matter what terrain we covered and Margaret steadily brought up the rear and shepherded us along Just before we began to feel tex) ex hausted Rolf chose a place to rest our weary bones and eat some nun taming snacks o( dried fruits and nuts Without the noiv of our walking t**et the wilderness held no sound \nd as we leaned against the rocks protected by woolen shirts against hypothermia we became part of this unmarred stillness Then the packs were shouldered again the veals! straps adjusted and walk ng s«*emeu to tx- a little easier after th** break \s soon as the sun stoixl tow on the horizon a chill crept into th** long shadows and pointed warning fingers at the few level patches of ground large enough tor a sleeping bag Before it could get much colder we quickly devoured a scant meal of such unlikely dinner companions as sardines and peanut butter and crawled fully clothed into the Eider dow n mummy t ags My body was fatigued (rom carry srig    backpack while* negotiating st**ep hilts and equally steep slopes but now I vc as anat.I* to sleep because the apparently level ground was suddenly studded with pointed pebbles To make matters vc ors, th* moisture on the sleeping bags very frail under a thunderously beautiful night sky Whenever I awoke from sheer discomfort during the 12 dark hours there was alway * the sky to look up to with its trillion stars and the milky way splashed across the vaulted firmament and burning comets of falling stars streaking through the night Finally the trumpets of the morn mg sun awoke the mountaintops and touched every familiar wrinkle cracks and gouges of past storms and passing time still stift and cold we stuffed th** sleeping bags into nylon sacks strapped them onto the lightweight aluminum frames and marched off into the quiet desert where the occasional twittering of a bird is more like a rent in the calm air After a brisk hour long walk we sat down in the comforting warmth and ate a simple breakfast of oat flakes raisins nuts and dried milk and drank a cup of water Through th** clear lens of the me rn mg desert sun the world of worries and hectic schedules looked distant and immaterial e smiled at each other and simply enjoy ed being ■ worries and arn kind of feeling women climbed tams explored danger *P .tripped OI billons for which to th** h»gt jungles a s and dis uh »ver I w ** w her a hun •ur p love: anil ant ann earl Th.i ted I t> tpte It is against Texas law to sell b*x*r or other alcoholic beverages to pe<> pie under 21 years old Weeks said deputies Acre i ailed early Sunday morning by the parents of the student who report ed the rap** The girl told investigators that she had gone to the part v w ith friends but became separated from them shortly after midnight she said she was looking for the friends when a t*»y whom she did not know told her tie could lead her to them The girl told investigators that sh** followed the boy into a field away from the party and that he raped her A second boy also raped ber the gir said Robert Enos principal at Austin High school emphasized that the partv was not a school-sanctioned event German businessmen Manford ana Dr Norbert Kroun right recently The t air a ere honored by the Greater Nea Bronte : Commerce During the un-, he ,t a ere giver Loots by Arch . ta ien A 1 LUNCHBOAT SPECIAL: Choice of:    $095 • Fish ‘Shrimp •Oysters •Chicken Strips w/choice of French Fries Coleslaw or Beans 5 oz. Top Sirloin Steak Wl,h    S/125 •Salad‘Beans ‘J- •French Fries ..... Mjr IV"    i f*    if    “^ I Lu nth Specials    4N 11 AM to 2 PM    % l^Stafool •Gaffith *Sttiiii Ptaa-Hut CORRECTION and on Its surface danced autum leaves and drifted a butterfly wing Fairies would drink from such a pool as this High aNne in the light blue spheres circled two redtail hawks sending their unearthly resounding shrieks over the Chihuahuan desert We walked on The almost in distinguishable trail led over the roil mg rocks of a dry riverbed The only living creature we saw ail day was a hairy tarantula Rolf had picked a route to*) ardurous for most hikers to follow Still mule droppings anil slightlv polished stones indicated that other tee! had tnxiden here But once in a while even our friends would lose the trail and we fanned out to search for another Every straight row between bushes or accidental c luster of rocks looked tike an indication of a path but rn v ariably after a minute or two it pro v ed to tx* a blind lead In the end Hoi? and Margaret de ided on a general direction in accordance with the topographical map That meant ixinfr horn*. w .liking cheet bv the sob ere ho e tipped gamed tevetx being sv i at id pierced bv * For everv •ather Ut Be A BARGAIN MATINEES 4:30 TO 5:30 DAILY WALNUT 6 629-6400 BARGAIN NIGHT TUESDAY Make the holidays brighter, make a tax-deductible contribution to the Herald-Zeitung Cheer Fund to provide 200 families with Christmas dinner I Va v<*» OO ) OC * lib' * AIK CS ta. , Mat *»» . indereffu v* Vt* I ic J »s dc ; ae V OC / OC I OC SWS TATAL ATTRACTION VU JC « «*! ’ Ut I iv **w*,p * o JO* IV ft Ik I Ne Is v. is ic 11) I A va v*# s ti j ii v to i ti* if *•**0. 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