New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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order of day at courthouseREACT group meeting
Canyon Lakc/Comal County REACT will hold an organizational meeting at IO a.m. Saturday at the Start/. Cafe in Startzvillc, said Joyce Reaves, public information officer for the new group. Part of the 25-ycar-old, international REACT network, the local group already is monitoring channel 9 on citizens’ band radios and forwarding information on emergencies to law enforcement and emergency service agencies. But more help is needed. For more information, contact commander Don Huntley at 512/899-7111.Teen night Sunday
Hill Country Chapter Parents Without Partners invites arca teens (ages 12-17) from single-parent homes (parents need not be members of PWP) to an International Youth Council night at Pizza Hut, 220 S. Seguin, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Bring enough money for pizza. For more information, call 625-3633.T-Ball registration
New Braunfels 1991 T-Ball registration is Saturday and again on Feb. 23 from IO a.m. until noon at the American League fields across from the fairgrounds. Registration had been set for Sunday p.m. at the New
Braunfels National Bank.
Girls and boys who will be ages 6-7 as of July 31 arc eligible. The registration fee is $15 and a birth certificate is required. For more information call Fred Zinkgraf at 629-3464 or Greg Franklin at 629-4372.Mid-Eastern tale
Austin puppeteer Natasha LaGi-tana will present a Mid-Eastern tale, “The Legend of Mushkil Gus ha," with her puppets at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum in Courtyard shopping center Sunday at 3 p.m. Using hand puppcrs, LaGitana will demonstrate the value of sharing to youngsters Admission to the puppet show is included in the regular museum admission, which is free to members and $ I for non-member children and $2 for non-member adults For more information, cal 620-0939.Stop smoking clinic
The American Cancer Society the American Lung Association the American Heart Association and arca professionals and physi cians are sponsoring a Stop Smok ing Clinic this month in New Braunfels. The clinic will be con ducted at the Garza Street Class room, across the street from McKenna Memorial Hospital’ main entrance. The clinic begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and concludes
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Tile “no smoking’’ signs arc up, the ash cans arc gone and lighting one up is no longer allowed in the Comal County Courthouse.
Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution Thursday banning smoking at the Courthouse.
“It’s a public arca in which our public has to sit waiting for the jury to convene, or waiting as a witness. It’s just awful out there for mc and the rest of us that have to walk through that hallway and just choke to death," said County Judge Carter Casteel.
The resolution states: “The Comal County Commissioners Court recognizes the increasing evidence that smoke creates a danger to the health of citizens, and is a cause of annoyance and discomfort to those who arc in confined spaces where smoke is present.”
Tile resolution is effective immediately and the county’s maintenance department personnel have been busy putting up signs in the Courthouse and taking up the ash cans.
While smoking is prohibited in the public areas or common work areas of the courthouse, smokers will be
"We will still allow smoking in the private offices/' said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Crnigmile.
allowed to smoke in private offices.
"We will still allow smoking in the private offices,” said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmilc.
New Braunfels City Council passed a no-smoking ordinance March 1990 regulating smoking in certain public places to help divide the air space between the two segments.
The city ordinance restricts smoking in public areas including governmental entities — municipalillics, counties, school districts or appraisal districts.
Prccint I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo" Evans, the only smoker on Commissioners Court, voted for the resolution, along with Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmilc, Precinct 3 Commissioner Patricio "Pat" Hernandez and Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris “Moc” Schwab.
Chamber membership climbs to record level
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N#w» Editor
Membership in the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is at an all-time high today as the annual drive to gain new members wraps up.
“The business and professional people recognize that they’ve got to invest if they want to come back out of this recession and we’re the only entity that’s doing anything on economic development,” said Chamber President Tom Purdum.
The membership drive, led by David Lamon, past chairman of the board, was Feb. 12-14. The drive theme was: “Become a part of a winning team ... join the Chamber of Commerce."
Preliminary figures indicate, so far, there arc 133 new members, said Bonnie Tctrault, vice president for special projcc's. The goal this year was to
gain 125 new members.
“That is the highest goal we have ever set in our history," Tctrault said.
Chamber membership is now reaching close to 1,200 members.
Purdum said there are a number of factors that led to the successful drive.
“Our Blue Coats who do the selling approached this thing in a very enthusiastic, positive manner," Purdum said.
“The sales force was motivated, and enthusiastic and positive," he said. “I think that we have and continue to have a good reputation of getting the job done."
Preliminary figures also indicate the chamber probably will set a new record on membership dues.
“We have pretty close to our goal in dollars we feel like we’re probably going to exceed that ... we’re real excited about it,” Purdum said.In training
Adding ballast to the train tracks that meander through Landa Park in New Braunfels are David Schoen-vogei. owner of the concession, and W.O. “Sonny'’ Hoegmeyer. They’re getting things in line for spring sightseeing rides at the park, with the season opening officially on Easter weekend. (Photo by Erik
Bush says Saddam’
Christmas season sales boost local sales tax rebate.
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New Braunfels given its third Tree City designation.
Rangers, Unicorns collide in critical 27-5A soccer match.
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Nurse unsure where orders will take her
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
Navy officials ordered reservist Franci Boothe that lo report for active duly in San Diego on Wednesday. but they didn’t tell her what she would be doing or where she will be going when she gets there.
“They didn’t give us any specific details. All we know is that we’re going to Sin Diego," she Slid. Boothe will begin her drive to California Saturday morning, in order to get to Bilboa Naval Hospital by Wednesday morning.
The last group of reservists who left from her medical unit boarded the hospital ship Comfort,
bound for Saudi Arabia, she said.
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Local efforts to generate cards, gifts for GIs
Sunny but breezy conditions could keep today a little bit cooler than Thursday with a high temperature of about 63 anticipated. The overnight low likely will fall to about 38. A wanning trend is due this weekend with highs Saturday hitting the mid-60s and Sunday about 70. Overnight lows should he in the 40s. More clouds arc due Monday, increasing the chance for showers.
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By TOM RAUM Associated Prats Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush today dismissed a sudden Iraqi peace proposal as “a cruel hoax” that will not settle the Persian Gulf War — and said the ouster of Saddam Hussein is one way to end the conflict.
He said Desert Storm coalition members agreed the Iraqi offer was “nothing new.”
Bush said military orders remained the same, and commanders said bombing of Iraqi troops was continuing in the effort to oust Iraq from Kuwait.
The president said he woke up to television reports of the offer and was happy that there was a glimpse of hope to settle the war. He said the hopes were dashed when the reports from Baghdad made it clear there were conditions to the offer.
“We thought we had a shot for peace; that is not the case.”
Bush said he liad spoken with key leaders of allied nations and that the war will continue until there is unconditional withdrawal. He said his initial optimism about the Baghdad proposal evaporated when he saw its details.
“Regrettably, the Iraq statement
now appears to be a cruel hoax, dashing the hopes of the people in Iraq and indeed around the world," Bush told a meeting of scientists.
Bush took note of celebratory reaction from residents of Baghdad when first word of the peace offer was broadcast and emphasized that the United States had no quarrel with the people of Iraq, only with Saddam Hussein and his military.
He said the Iraqi offer turned out to contain nothing new, “with the possible exception of recognizing for the first time” that Iraq must leave Kuwait. He said it not only repeats earlier conditions — the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied territories — but adds new ones.
“They must withdraw without condition,’’ Bush said, and that cannot be linked lo other Middle East issues.
He said the war will continua “until a massive withdrawal begins.’
At the Pentagon, a senior analyst was asked whether there was any evidence that Saddam's army was turning back. “None whatsoever,’’ the analyst said.
“We have seen no indication of any kind of Iraqi withdrawal,’’ said the official
By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
“Keep those cards and letters coming’’ might be the theme of two drives under way in New Braunfels for service members serving in the Middle East.
In honor of his wife’s Feb. 28 birthday, Erie Mcthcncy is inviting her friends and neighbors to send birthday cards.
“Carol has put her life on hold in service of her country," Mcthcncy said, noting that the Air Force Reser
vist was deployed with the 32nd Aeromedical Evacuation Group from Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio on Jan. 12. She previously had been called up for “Just Cause" Panama and the air raid on Libya.
“For a few cents, you can cheer up a lonely local girl," Mcthcncy said.
ll will take about IO days for a card to reach her if addressed to:
TSC.T Carol Mcthcncy 32 A EG Deployed APO. NY 09009 IF LONGER COMMITMENT is
more lo your liking, along with a chance to truly serve a member of the U.S. armed forces, the “Adopt A Scr* viccperson" program may be more to your liking.
Organizers of a March 2 “Support Our Tr<x>ps Day" rally in New Braunfels arc organizing the effort.
“We would like the New Braunfels citizens, members of various clubs or organizations and businesses to periodically write the service persons and
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