New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222World Briefly
Identifying victims of RI nightclub fire to take days
WEST WARWICK. RI. (AP) — As the painstaking process of identifying dozens of charred bodies began Saturday, investigators continued sifting for evidence in the smoking ruins of a nightclub where a fire sparked by a rock band’s pyrotechnics killed 96.
Still at issue was whether the heavy metal group Great White had permission to set off the fireworks during their first song late Thursday, igniting foam ceding tiles and sending more than 300 concertgoers scrambling for the exits as the club quickly filled with thick, black smoke.
Owners of The Station, the one-story wooden nightclub, say they were never told of Great White’s plan to use the pyrotechnics, a claim echoed by at least four other venues where the band played in the past month.
At least 96 people were burned to death or crushed and 180 were injured in their frantic fight to escape; on .Saturday, 65 people remained hospitalized, more than a dozen critically. One woman who could not be identified was being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital’s bum unit.
Bush: US will offer new UN resolution
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) — President Bush, declaring that Saddam Hussein has not disarmed and does not intend to, said Saturday the United States will submit a new resolution to the U.N. Security Council early in the week to set the stage for war against Iraq.
The resolution, to be offered jointly with Britain and possibly Spain, will make its case in “clear and simple terms,” Bush said.
He predicted its approval, even though disagreements continued among sponsors over its wording and whether it should set a specific deadline. There has been little support thus far in the 15-member council for moving ahead with any new resolution.
Asked if this was the Security Council’s last chance to show its relevance, Bush answered curtly, “Yes.”
The president replied, “No,” when asked whether he again was willing to wait two months before U.N. action, the length of time it took to pass the previous Iraq resolution last fall.
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For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229.Community Events► Birthdays/Anniversaries
Happy Birthday to Luke Becker (17 years), Chris Mosel (36 years), Ashley Renee Ortega (16 years),
Jim Sluder, Caitlyn Crumrine (10 years), Lucia Valadez, Joseph Mata (20 years), Jean Biddison (Feb. 24), Katrina Curry (21 years,
Feb. 24), Jason Greagory (24 years, Feb. 24).
Happy Anniversary to William and Elissa Kartune (2 years, Feb. 24).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.►Schools
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
■ NBHS Student Council, school library, 5:30 p.m.
■ Fifth six weeks semester begins
■ SES site-based team meeting►Live Music
GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road, 606-1281 Today — Michael Hearne, noon to 3:30 p.m., no cover RILEY’S TAVERN, 8894 FM 1102, Hunter, Texas 78132; (512) 392-3132 Today — Songwriter’s Afternoon 5 to 8 p.m.
ROLLIN ON THE RIVER, FM 306 and 2673, Canyon Lake; (830) 907-3535 Sundays — Pool tournament from 6 p.m.
Mondays — Monday night football
UPTOWN PIANO BAR, 295 E.
San Antonio, 620-7600 Sundays — Steve Palmer Mondays — Steve Palmer►Clubs and Events
THE PILOT CLUB OF CANYON LAKE meets the first Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Tye i Preston Memorial Library. Call 9154 3715 for information.
SMOKE-FREE BINGO takes place at 7:15 p.m. for early birds and 7:30 for regular games Monday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
THE LOW-IMPACT DANCE AEROBICS CLASS takes place at 8:15 arn. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Seeie Parish House.
The class consists of a cardiovascular workout, strength training with light weights, stretching and relaxation. Call 625-9295.
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
Canyon High School students Justin Springfield, Kyle Pullin and Kyle Koepp (from left) look over bids on a silent auction item Saturday night at the 14th Annual Comal County Jr. Livestock Show Blue Ribbon Gala at Wursthalle. Last year’s buyers and contributors were honored at the event which also serves as the kick-off party for this year’s livestock show, beginning Wednesday at the fairgrounds.
FREIHEIT JUNIOR BOWLING
starts today at 1 p.m. at Freiheit Bowling Club on FM 1101 for children ages 7 to 15. Call 708-3565 for information.
THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES NO. 2999 has scheduled a joint birthday supper at 7 p.m. Monday. Cost for members is $3, non-members $5. Call 629-3973 for more information.
THE COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW, sponsored by the Lockhart Evening Lions Club, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Monday at the Lions Club Building, 220 Bufkin St. in Lockhart. All proceeds from the $3 admission and concessions go to the Evening Lions Club civic projects. Call (512) 601-2154 for information.
‘ THE SOPHIENBURG Education Outreach Program hosts author Janice Woods Windle at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. She will read from her newest book “Will’s War.” Call 629-1572 to reserve a seat. This is a free community project.
THE BLACK TIE GALA sponsored by Eden Home Inc. and Glovani’s Ristorante Italiano is scheduled from 6 to midnight Friday at the Civic Center. Big Band music by The Moonlight Express, a gourmet meal, impres
sionist comedian, silent auction and photos by Plumeyer Photo are scheduled. Tickets available at Eden Home, the chamber office and China-n-Things. Call 625-6291, ext. 246, for information. Proceeds go to Eden Home Benevolence Fund.
THE UNITED WAY OF COMAL COUNTY will have its annual End of Campaign and Annual Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa St. A fish plate luncheon will be followed by recognition of corporate sponsors, outgoing board members and the volunteer of the year. A $5 donation is requested for the lunch, and silent auction items will be available for bidding. RSVP to United Way of Comal County at 620-7760.
THE COMAL COUNTY A&M CLUB sponsors its third annual scholarship golf tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m. March 3 at The Bandit Golf Course. This is four-person scramble, $80 per player. Includes golf, range balls, lunch and refreshments. Call Kyle Dicke at 626-3590 for information.
THE COMAL COUNTY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER sponsors its annual Stairway to the Stars Fashion Show at 11 a.m. March 3. Tickets for dinner and the fashion show are $8 per person. Call 606-
4547 for reservations or information.
THE COMAL COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 12 at the civic center, 390 S. Seguin Ave. Featured artists are Kayleen Walker, Artie Morris and Bobby Eatherton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cover is $4. Profits benefit the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Call 606-4547 for information.
WALTON F. HOFFMAN MEMORIAL POST 179 of the
American Legion seeks entries for the 10th Amateur Chili and Barbecue Cookoff March 22. Entry forms are available at the post home, 410 W. Coll St. in New Braunfels. Call 625-0179.
EAGLES AUXILIARY NO. 2999 has scheduled a rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15. Members bring donations after 9 a.m. March 14. Tables can be rented for $15 by the public, payable in advance. Call 629-6310 or 609-0966 for information.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM evening classes are offered for drivers 50 and older who want to refresh their defensive driving skills. Classes will be from 6 to 10 p.m., March 17 and 18 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1147 S. Walnut Ave. Cost is $10. Call Bob Karabinhus at (830) 620-0675.WeatherDigest
Sunday, Feb. 23
AccuWeather ■Com forecast tor daytime conditions, low/high temperatures
El Paso 41*762
San Antonio 47*771°
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Highs mid 70s Lows mid 40s
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SW wind, 15 mph NE winds, 25 mph►Extended outlook
Monday — Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle and rain. Highs in the upper 40s to near 50. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Monday night — Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Tuesday — Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Wednesday — Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs near 70. Thursday — Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s.►Water flows
Edwards Aquifer 692.5 ft. Comal River n/a Canyon Dam inflow 2,569 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
910.50 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water
5.677 million gallons Well water
0.077 million gallons►Pollen counts.
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
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