New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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San Antonio College offers more than 40 courses in the evening at Canyon, New Braunfels and Seguin high schools this spring.
Registration continues in Seguin from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Seguin High School, Cosmetology Building, 1227 E. Cedar St. and in New Braunfels from 4 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 7 at 900 W. San Antonio St. (near W. San Antonio and Walnut).
. The Bookmobile will be available in Seguin from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Seguin High School, near room 518, and in New Braunfels from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 13 at 900 W. San Antonio St *
Courses will be offered in the evenings in accounting, business, computer information systems, criminal justice, economics, English, government, history, mathematics, medical terminology, office systems
technology, psychology, reading, sociology, Spanish and speech.
New Braunfels and Seguin students might want to enroll in Internet courses (such as the new Geographic Information Systems, criminal justice and English) and telecourses (including Spanish, biology and child development), which can be taken at home via the Internet or television, with travel to campus only a few times a semester for orientation and exams. For information about these options, call
1-800-944-7575 ext 2181.
For information about classes at Randolph Air Force Base, call 659-1096. Students can register by telephone at (210) 554-1900. For information in New Braunfels, call Mike Fitsko at (830) 629-2647 from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. In Seguin, call David Qualls at (830) 372-5770 ext 308 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays or leave a voicemail message anytime.
For information about San Antonio College distance education courses, call (800) 944-7575 ext 2045.
DPS warns against holiday drinking
AUSTIN (AP) — It might be the couple driving home from an office party or a college student shuttling themselves to another late-night bar, but the Department of Public Safety expects 42 people to die on Texas highways during the Christmas holiday.
“We all get caught up in the holiday rush,** said Dudley Thomas, DPS director. “It leads to speeding, people neglect to fasten seat belts.'*
Tile counting period runs for 107 hours, from 6 p.m. Dec. 24 to midnight Dec. 28. There were only 18 deaths during the holiday last year, but that included just 30 hours.
DPS also predicts that up to 46 people could lose their lives during the New Year’s holiday, which lasts for 102-hours, from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 to midnight Jan. 4. The fatality count for the 30-hour holiday last year was 20 people.
“A large number were not wearing seat belts, a large percentage were involved in alcohol abuse,” Thomas said of fhbst1 killed last year. '*A larger percentage was involved in speeding.”
Having the Christmas and New Year holiday fall near a weekend means that people will be celebrating longer, providing more opportunities for accidents, Thomas said.
He also warned motorist against aggressive drivers, which have become known as rood rage, “lf you become involved in that get a way from it,” he said, adding that drivers should pull off of the main highway if necessary.
DPS will have every available trooper on Texas roadways to encourage people to drive safely and legally, Thomas added.
Thomas was joined by representatives from die Department of Transportation, Alcohol and
Beverage Commission and the Parks and Wildlife Department in urging people to be careful during the holiday season.
Motorists are being asked to drive with their headlights on Friday to remember those killed or injured in alcohol-related crashes.
“Lights on for Life” day also is a reminder that law enforcement officers will especially target impaired drivers during the holiday season, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
“Drunk driving effects everyone in some way,” said Carlos Lopez, deputy director of traffic operations for DOT. “It continues to be the most frequently committed violent crime in America.”
He said drunk driving often is mischaracterized as an accident. “Impaired driving is no accident,” said Lopez. “They are predictable and preventable.”
TABC will be targeting bars and stbtks S^jhjj^^hb^difring the** holidays.
“We are going to try to prevent all of these establishments from serving to intoxicated people and from serving to under-aged kids,” said Gregory Hamilton, chief of enforcement and marketing practices.
Hamilton said that under-age drinkers can be the most dangerous.
“Kids are not drinking socially. They are drinking to get drunk,” he said, noting that they also tend to be less-experienced drivers.
Hamilton also said he was particularly concerned about people coming home from office or house parties that have been drinking.
“I would like to encourage the persons hosting these parties to be aware of intoxicated persons and I plead with you not to let these people to drive off,” he said.
(Editor’s Note: People stranded by car problems that don’t merit a 911 emergency call can phone DPS toll-free at 1-800-525-5555. Local authorities will be contacted to help the motorist.)
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An militant Animal Liberation Front, animal rights activist was sentenced to two years in jail for freeing thousands of farm-bred minks, many of which died of stress or were run over by cars.
Clinton Colby Ellerman, 21, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft in the attack in July at the Holt Mink Ranch in South Jordan, 20 miles from Salt Lake.
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