New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
LOS ANGELES (AF) — Lingering jct fuel caused emergency crews to hold off the search Saturday for more bodies from a runway crash between a jetliner and a commuter plane, and investigators feared the confirmed deaths bf * ~
SV boys notch another District 26-4A victory
Lockhart’s playoff hopes were dealt ablow on Friday night as Smithson Valley handed the second-place Lions a 60-53 defeat in a District 26-4A boys basketball game. The Rangers had to rally twice for the win before holding off a late Lion comeback.
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family in mind
Numerous agencies arc uniting this week to inform residents of Comal County about the many service* 1 now available for local children and families at the “Family Care Fair,” slated for Feb. 9.
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HHP Bar urges joining
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near 50. Monday should dawn ^ ^
cloudy, with the chance for rain a preliminary effort by the Comal
and highs in the 6( s continuing. County Oar Association to consoli-
Inside: date the offices of the district attorney
BUSINESS...............................6-7A and the county attorney is putting into
CLASSIFIED............................5-9 B motion a wave of dialogue at the
COMICS......................12 A, 10-16C Courthouse.
CROSSWORD.............................3A “I heard that train a’ coming,” said
DEAR ABBY.............................11A County Attorney Nathan Rhcinlandcr,
EDUCATION IDA w*10 v()‘cc^ opposition to the consoli-
ENTERTAINMENT 11A dation. “T his has been posed by a very
HOROSCOPE .12A sma" group of criminal defense
KALEIDOSCOPE......................1-5B ,aw>crs* n<)l at alt representative of
SPORTS 13-16A the Bar Association as a whole.”
tv i iQTiMrcj....................... i.qr Thc Bar wil1 present a resolution to
_ ........................... Comal County Commissioners Court
*n l^e nc*1 ^cw weeks, said Bar Asso-akc'a,'on President Johnathan Hull. II
commissioners favor consolidation, the proposal will be sent to the Texas President Bush has declared Legislature for Iinal approval.
today as National Day of Prayer.
In a special observance of this declaration, members of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
invite the community to join them
in a prayer service for peace today at 4 p.m. at 386 N.
The following group sessions are now being offered at St.
John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther, in cooperation with the Mininh-Mcicr Tunncll & Wilson Clinic of Austin: “Love Hunger,” is a 12-week Christian weight-rnanagcmcni program based on the text and workbook Love Hunger, by Drs. Frank Minirth and Paul Meier. This is a comprehensive treatment program for the body, soul and spirit.
The group will examine the causes of overeating and offer hope through emotional healing as well as caloric balancing and a 12-step recovery plan. It is open lo anyone seeking help in weight management, whether a few pounds or a few hundred pounds overweight. Classes meet each Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 4. The total fee for the 12-week sessions is $480 or $160 a month.
The other session offered is a support group for individuals and couples suffering from depression due to a difficult home life and childhood experience and/or adult children of alcoholics. This group will meet every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., starting Feb. 4. Fee is $15 per individual, $20 per couple.
Gary Webb, licensed professional counselor from the Minirth-Meicr Tunnell and Wilson Clinic of Austin, will be leading these groups. Contact the church office at 625-2532 to pre-register. Meetings will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther, in New Braunfels....
New Braunfels Village Brass Band will have a rehearsal today at Bavarian Village Bier Garten from 2 to 5 p.m. Officers meet at I p.m., but the rehearsal is open to the public....
Don Jurgis, from the State Democratic Headquarters, will be in New Braunfels Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 1892 Palace Drive to present the essentials of information to Young Democrats of Comal County. Persons in high school or in their 20s arc encouraged to attend. Call Tiffany Durham at 629-9827, or Caroline Hoi ic at 620-0203 for more information. ..
Charlie Rose’s next Defensive Driving Class is Feb. 5 and 7 al Canyon High School from 6 lo IO p.m. both nights. Cost is $25.
Call 625-8576 or 625-8081 to sign up...
“I think there’s enough interest to certainly seriously look at changing it," said County Judge Carter Casteel. “I think there’s a serious concern by the Bar Association and certainly at the Commissioners Court level to look into it, lo sec if it’s beneficial to the taxpayers."
Hull said the Bar Association is interested in expediency, cost efficiency, consistency and a more uniform system of prosecution in regard to the proposed consolidation.
“There arc pros and cons. We really didn’t get into the money end of it or is it more efficient. That’s really something that we feel like Commissioners Court (should look at),’’ Hull said. “We felt like it was time that we kind of put our voice out there and
A local probationer works some of his community service hours
Saturday by helping out a family, whose home burned in New Braunfels. The Community Service Restitution program allows persons convicted of misdemeanor and felony crimes to pay off their debts to society by providing useful service to the community. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Probationers keeping places in community
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
Helping an elderly couple clean up after a fire, working in a government park, or answering the phone at an office are just a few of the jobs criminal offenders are performing locally to meet their terms of probation.
Tile Community Service Restitution Program, now in its second year in the three arca judicial districts, allows persons who are convicted of certain misdemeanor or felony offenses to pay their debts to society by providing useful service lo the community. A district judge decide* whether an offender is a candidate for the restitution program and assesses a set number of hours of service as punishment.
“We do try to help them (probationers) out the best we can," said Robert Salinas, CSR administrative assistant, “and let them know they are part of society and that somebody cares about them."
Through lite state grant-funded program, probationers “serve lime" by working for a non-profit organization, approved by the county court-at-law or district court. Salinas said he tries to pair the offenders with a comparable agency.
“For example, a carpenter who is caught on ... his first DWI and he has to |x.*rform 200 hours of community service, he has a skill to provide to the community, to some
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New Braunfels man killed in accident on River Road
show people, especially Commissioners Court, that we had considered these things."
Talk of consolidating the two offices has been batted back and forth for years, hut the Bar Association passed a resolution Tuesday to pursue consolidating the offices. The move would, in essence, call for the elimination of the two offices and creation I
of a criminal district attorney’s *
“It really is not effective law enforcement,” Rhcinlandcr said. “Obviously this affects my livelihood, potentially, although basically there’s going to be a vacancy open and anybody can run for it if they want too."
Hull said the resolution, passed with approximately a 2/3 majority,
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Assistant takes post in San Antonio
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Assistant County Attorney Bobby Perez is heading back to the Bexar County District Attorney’s office after working a month in Comal County.
Friday was his last day with County Attorney Nathan Rhcinlandcr.
“He had already been offered a job by the Bexar County DA’s office right after he bud been hired," Rhcinlandcr said.
Perez, worked as an intern with Bexar County DA Fred Rodriguez before taking the position in Comal
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New Braunfels High School
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A 25-year-old New Braunfels man was killed early Saturday morning when the vehicle he was driving fell 17 feet from River Road and caught fire.
Bill Rudelilsch was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m. by Precinct 4 Justice of lite Peace Howutd “Curly" Smith. The body was taken to Zoeller Funeral Home.
According to Department of Public Safety reports, the accident occurred
Matt Hageman s reflection repeats itself in the faceted and beveled glasswork on a custom door, one of many items displayed at the New Braunfels Home Products Show. The event continues from noon to 6 p.m. today at the Civic Center. Admission is free (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Two allied warplanes lost
when Mr. Rudelilsch was traveling south on River Road and failed to negotiate a curve lo die right and ran off die toad to die left. The vehicle then fell 17 feet off the culvert and landed on its top in the dry creek bed. The vehicle ignited at impact.
The onc-vchicle accident occurred at the third crossing on River Road. Mr. Rudelilsch was alone ill the vehicle.
DM AHR AN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In a fierce assault on Iraq, allied warplanes “scattered” a unit of the clite Republican Guards and blew up airfields, tanks and personnel carriers on Saturday, military officers said.
Iraqi anti-aircraft gunners shot down two U.S. warplanes but Iraq’s air force offered no resistance, U.S. officials said.
Otic Marine was killed and two were wounded, reportedly when their convoy was struck in Saudi Arabia by cluster bombs dropped by American warplanes.
Oil a day of little ground activity, the U.S. Army was inspecting hundreds of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, its premier armored infantry transport, for a transmission defect that could limit its speed to 12 mph.
The vehicle is designed to travel at speeds up to 38 mph, but 511 Bradleys, or about one-fourth of all those in Saudi Arabia, may have the problem, according to an Army memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Un tx) wed by the relentless allied bombing raids and die recent defeat in the city of Khafji, Iraq vowed to use every means from “kitchen knives to weajxins of mass destruction’’ to fight lite U.S.-led multinational force.
President Bush was more reflective, urging Americans to pray for the American soldiers on Sunday.
Throughout die gulf region, U.S. and allied warplanes took advantage of near perfect weather to hit targets throughout Iraq and Kuwait on Saturday, die 17lh day of the war and six months to the day since Iraq invaded Kuwait.
“'Hie last 24 hours have been most satisfactory for the British forces and for our coalition partners,** British GroupCapt Niall Irving said.
He said Tonuido warplanes had made “devastating visits’’ lo two
Local mother planning rally for U.S. soldiers
•y STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
Stars and Stripes will be flying proudly over New Braunfels March 2 when a pro-troop rally takes off in patriotic form.
**It*s for all the boys," said Cheryl Scott, chairperson of the event. “I want the city u> show their support for all the troops.**
Scott, who has a son in the United States Navy serving in Operation Desert Storm, began planning the rally last week and the list of volunteers is growing. The next organizational meeting will be 7 pun. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Sunshine Room, 1051 Interstate 35 East. Anyone interested in helping organize or volunteer is invited to attend. Scdu said all service and veterans organizations are urged to attend and get involved.
’Those boys arc over there giving their lives for us," Scott said. “From what I heard today, over there all they are seeing on TV is the ami-war marches. And if some how this can get to them that the whole city of New Braunfels had a rally, I think that would help.**
Scott said she will be asking New Braunfels City Council to allow a parade to be staged Saturday, March 2, from Main Plaza to Landa Park. A rally would follow at the park . She also is asking City Council to designate March 2 as a day for ail in New Braunfels to show support for the troops.
Among activities being planned are video taping family messages to be sent to the troops, raising money to send supplies to the troops, a poster contest for arca children, adopt a soldier program, and a Mood drive.
A number of veteran and service organizations have said they will participate in the rally.
“I don’t want two to three weeks from new everybody forget that there are boys over there," she said.
For more information call Scott at 629-0441 after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. I
Iraqi airfields that were being repaired after previous attacks. The ground-hugging Tornadoes dropped 40 1,000 pound bombs on each airfield, he said.
Asked if the Iraqi ground forces were collapsing or in retreat, he said: “No, there’s no evidence of them retreating at all that I know of.**
Despite the attacks on the airfields and Republican Guards, and others over the weekend on bridges arui fuel storage tanks, the Iraqi air force con-tm jcs to sit out the war for the most
part, Irving said.
There was a large explosion in Baghdad before dawn Saturday, probably caused by a cruise missile, according to Associated Press correspondent Salah Nasrawi, The site of ilk' explosion and extent of damage could tux be determined immediately.
The U.S. military said the Air Force flew 2,600 sorties on Saturday, 300 more than the daily average.
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