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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas San Antonio City Council wants landmark rebuilt. See Page 4 a SV, Canyon soccer teams face District 27-5 A contenders. See Page 9 Talk of ground war greets U.S. rejection of peace plan. See Page 11 New Braunfels Vol. 139. No. 71 •Art <0 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) Antling 77-880) 512-625-9144_ Friday Feb. 22, 1991 25 Cents One Section, 14 PagesStammtischHappy birthday The New Braunfels Herald-Zcitung wishes “Happy Birthday** to Andy Pace today mid Emil Pal-lenberg on Saturday. Belated best wishes to Cindy Worden. Do you know of a birthday coming up? Call our receptionist the day before — we’d like to share in the greetings.Put It In the bag Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts last weekend asked you to put it in the bag when they distributed plastic sacks for you to fill with non-perishable food items. Local Scouts will collect the bags this Saturday and will take them to the SOS, Inc., Food Pantry in New Braunfels or the food pantry at Canyon Lake. Residents who do not receive a Scouting for Food bag are invited to drop off food items at HEB, Kroger's, Buy For Less, Handy Andy, the Stop-n-Oo on FM 725, and Sun City Fashions, 940 W. San Antonio, in New Braunfels, where collection boxes have been available all week. Food will be distributed in the community in which it was collected. Scout troops throughout the Alamo Area Council (13 counties) of Boy Scouts of America are participating in the drive.Auxillary membership February is Membership Month for the McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Persons interested in joining the organization are asked to call Marie Kliefoth at 629-6770 or Joan Jemela at 625-9111, extension 199.AAUW book sale Do you have books you no longer wish to keep? It’ll soon be time for the annual Book Sale of the American Association of University Women, which gives citizens a good opportunity to give books they no longer want to a good cause. AAUW's sale proceeds fund scholarships for mature women. Selection of scholarship recipients will be announced before June. The book sale will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information or pick-up of books, call AAUW members Agnes Lehmann, 625-5391; Virginia Caffee, 625-3849; Nettie Oakes. 620-5315; or Mary Tymrak, 625-5366. Because textbooks and magazines have not sold well in the put, these will not be collected.T-Ball registration New Braunfels 1991 T-Ball registration is Saturday and again on Feb. 23 from IO am. until noon at the American League fields across from the fairgrounds. Registration has been set for Sunday from 1-5 pm. at the New Braunfels National Bank. SM STAMMTISCH, Page I Partly cloudy conditions in the area today should net us a high of 68 to 70 degrees, with the overnight low at about 40 under clear skies tonight. Saturday’s conditions should be partly cloudy and slightly warmer, with a high of 70 to 72 and an overnight low near 46. While Sunday likely will show increasing cloudiness, with a high near 70 and low near 40, the next chance for showers should arrive Monday or Tuesday. Inside: CLASSIFIED___________________11-14 COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY.. HOROSCOPE........... RELIGIOUS FOCUS SPORTS TV LISTINGS.. WEATHER 8 7 I ........ 84 S-10 s t Pair may be linked to murder By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor Austin police are continuing today to question suspects in the Comal County Jail that possibly are connected with the murder of a Travis County corrections officer. Ernest Perez, 19, of Del Valle and Jose Angel Flores, 18, of Austin, remain in the Comal County Jail on aggravated robbery charges today in lieu of posting a $ 100,000 bond each. A 16-year-old female who was travel ing with the two is being detained at the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center in Seguin. They were arrested in New Braunfels shortly after they allegedly robbed a convenience store clerk in San Marcos, police said. And they now, along with other suspects, are being questioned in the beating death of Willaim Rod Redman, 27, an employee of the Travis County Jail Annex in Del Valle. Sgt. Brent McDonald of the Austin Police Department said Redman was killed at an Austin apartment complex where Flores also lived. The victim was allegedly confronted by a group of people gathered at Flores* apartment and beaten to death, officials said. When Austin police arrived at the scene the group quickly broke up and a car drove away. “When the officers stopped the car there were four guys that ran and we had one in custody," McDonald said. Perez, Flores and the juvenile who were arrested around 3 am. Thursday are being questioned in reference to the murder. New Braunfels Police Spokesman Martin Mayer said police were advised by San Marcos police that suspects in an armed robbery were last seen heading south on Interstate 35 toward New Braunfels. Police pulled the vehicle over on Interstate 35 in die New Braunfels city limits around 3 am.. Young Woman of the Year Taking a look at portraits of this year's contestants in the New Braunfels Young Woman of the Year pageant are Michelle Sandberg, left, and Melinda Camarillo. The photos, creating a stained-glass effect in their window mountings at the Civic Center, offer a glimpse of what awaits those attending tonight’s preliminaries and Saturday evening's finals. The national pageant also will be held in New Braunfels. (Photo byErikKartsson) "They found a sawed off shotgun, a 20-guage, ammunition for it," Mayer said. "One of them was reaching for the shotgun, but at the urging of the police officers ... he thought betta' of it." The suspects also are being questioned in the attempted theft of a vehicle in Bastrop County around midnight Wednesday. City Editor Dana Over treat convibuted lo thii mary. 75 years in prison assessed By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor A San Antonio man, who was arrested two weeks ago and charged with murdering an acquaintance in Comal County, has been sentenced to 75 years in prison after pleading guilty to the murder. Paul Daniel Jew, 22, was sentenced Thursday by District Judge Robert T. Pfeuffcr to serve 75 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for killing 19-year-old Paul Rodriguez. Since there also was a deadly weapon finding. Jew will have to serve at least 15 years before he will be eligible for parole, said Comal County District Attorney Bill Reinter. Rodriguez died earlier this month from the result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was found by motorists in the southbound lane right-of-way of U.S. 281 Feb. 5. He had been shot with a 20-guage shotgun found in a nearby pasture. Reinter said there were a number of motivations that could have lead to the murder the night Rodriguez left a party with Jew. “The roommate and several other people verified that the person that wu killed wu suicidal and one of the witnesses also verified that before leaving with Jew that they saw $300 to $500 in his wallet and we found the Bm SENTENCE, Pagat CISD’s academic decathletes will compete with Texas’ bestGood Day Two local high schools will compete this weekend in the Texas Small School Academic Decathlon, after earning high honors in Region V competition early this month. Members of the Smithson Valley High School and Canyon High School teams are in Fort Worth for the first-ever small school statewide event. Scholarships valued at $27,000 are at stake as students from the 25 high schools across the state compete at Western Hills High School. The small school division includes high schools with enrollment of 1,000 or less. Competitors in the state meet are schools which won the small- school category during regional decathlon events and eight of the highest scoring teams from across the state. The nine-member Academic Decathlon teams will participate in essay, speech and interview activities and six objective examinations as well as a Super Quiz event that challenges students to test their abilities before a large audience. Academic Decathlon is unique because it is not liminted to high-achieving students. Each team consists of three A students, three B students and three C students. Based on their grade-point average, members compete in either honors, vanity or scholastic categories. Members of the SVHS team competing in Fort Worth are Matt Kortz, Steven Ormrod, Sandra Upshaw, Cherrice Brown, Kelly Holdridge, Shane Vinall, Arthur Langenberg, John Marquis and Andrew Moch. Their coaches are Ann Rider and Ann Sparks. Competing for CHS are Nicole Evans, Tim Metzger, Raymond Kin-man, Travis Colleran, Elizabeth O'Keefe, Glenda Hendricks, Kenny Bowen, Marisia Parra and Warren Ferguson. Their coaches are Judy Wright and David Gyure. Insurance bill draws good reaction From STAFF and WIRE REPORTS AUSTIN — Consumer organizations hailed legislation that Gov. Ann Richards says will reform the insurance business in Texas. Industry officials said they were still reviewing the massive bill, but that insurers support at least some of its objectives. Seeking to make good on a nuyor campaign promise, Richards on Thursday joined Democratic lawmakers in unveiling the bill they said would make pro-consumer changes. “When it comes to insurance, Tex ans do not believe that they are in good hands," Richards said. The legislation, if adopted, would stabilize rates, prevent fraud, reduce insolvencies in the industry and protect consumers, Richards said. “lf there is one message that comes through loud and clear wherever I go in Texas, it is the concern that Texans feel about insurance," she said. Dick Koegle, a State Farm Insurance agent rn New Braunfels, also favors the new legislation. "I see each one of these (proposals) and I like them. I wish they had a few more proposals," he said. It’s important for consumers to understand how insurance rates are set and if this legislation makes them understand that process it will benefit consumers as well as insurance agencies, he said. "(Insurance agents) realize that they have done a poor job communicating with the public on how insurance rates are developed and the public needs to know (that our) rates and prices are accurate," he said. Bee BIBURANCE, Page I Edwards Aquifer has major role in history By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Millions of years ago the Edwards Aquifer was part of a warm tropical sea where single-celled organisms produced calcareous shells and reefs that dried and fell to the bottom of the ocean, according to experts at the Edwards Underground Water District. These type of calcareous plants formed a thick layer of limestone which hardened into a 300-inch thick limestone. Rainwater slowly ate into the limestone, opening up pores and enlarging fractures which enabled the limestone to store large amounts of water, now known as the Edwards Aquifer. "The Aquifer limestone (is like) a cavernous cave that is derived from honeysuckle limestone," said Michael Albach, division manager of planning and environmental management of EUWD. This water-storage facility attracted settlers to the San Antonio area because of the Aquifer’s spring-fed rivers which included the San Antonio, Comal and San Marcos rivers. "There is evidence of (early) urban inhabitants such as the Palco Indians who settled here 11,000 years ago (because of the) San Antonio Springs (which also) drew Spanish settlers here (became) they had to settle near fresh water," Albach said. As residents settled in the area, increasing tourism and industry demands, so did the water consumption level in the aquifer. During the 1930s, the San Antonio Springs went dry because it has a higher elevation than the Comal and San Marcos springs. As a result. San Antonio officials began using the Edwards Aquifer to feed the riverwalk, a prime San Antonio attraction for tourists, he said. Extreme dry periods created a significant reduction of water in the Comal and San Marcos springs in 1951. People began to notice something was wrong when their wells started going dry, said Kelly Morris, division manager of information and education at EUWD. Conditions worsened with the aquifer in 1956 when Comal springs went dry. Until then, there were no problems using large quantities of waler from the aquifer, Morris said. Bm AQUIFER, Rage t ;