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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY    SO    CENTS New BraunfelsHerald^ 10 pages in one section ■ Tuesday. February 26. 1997    Serving    Comal    County    and    surrounding    areas    for    more    than    145    years    ■    Home    of    Ski    and    Midge    Mantfwtefi    Vol    145.    No    74Hall, Martin named National Merit finalists By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Seniors Sara Martin and Kimberly Hall were among roughly 14,000 students from around the nation named as finalists in the 1997 National Merit Scholarship competition. Elaine Dctwcilcr, public information officer for the National Merit Scholarship corporation, said more than Tine million students entered this year’s competition by taking the 1995 preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test or National Ment Scholarship Qualify- S W ss ll, Mmm Wvarun Iflmharii i UaM pumupny nni mg Test (PSAT or NMSQT). Detweil-cr said the test was used as an initial screening tool, and 15,000 students were named as finalists. “As you can see, these students are skilled test takers and are able to perform well on entrance exams," Dctwcilcr said. The semifinalists were required to fulfill a number of requirements. Dctwcilcr said these students had to meet high academic standards, submit SAT scores to confirm the earlier test score and submit an endorsement or recommendation from their principals. Dctwcilcr said the contestants also had to fill out detailed applications listing achievements, interests, contributions to community and personal goals. Based on this information, 14,(KH) finalists were chosen to compete for 7,000 scholarships. “They have to submit a detailed application,” Dctwcilcr said. “All of that information is taken into consideration when determining scholarship recipients.” Hall, a Canyon High School senior, said she was honored to be among a group of the nation’s top students competing for scholarships. “I took the test the day atter I got out of the hospital I am just thrilled," Hall said when she was named a semifinalist. “To be recognized with such an clite group is really an honor. This will open a lot of doors.” Martin said advancing past the initial screening stage was a positive reflection of the education she has received. "This is the biggest validation of my high school academic talents, so I'm pretty excited," Martin said in September Hall is the daughter of Truman and Patricia Hall of Garden Ridge, and Martin is the daughter of Marsha !k>llcs of Spring Branch. I Editorial.......................................4 Sports     5 Comics........................................6 Marketplace ....................... 7-10 Deaf Abby......................................2 SLimmtisch Birthday wisltas from th# Harald-ZaHung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitunft extends birthday wishes to: Marc Pinson, linda Allison, Blake Walker, Michael Stephens, Jennifer DoUr (Monday, belated), Justin Ryan Ortiz (I year old), Ccsarfto Becerra, Henri Farmer, Kathy Smith, Anita Hanz, Bertha Dominguez, Mary Gonzales <28 years old). Happy anniversary wishes go to: Oran and Nelrose Koepp, Ski and Midge Hand wick (36 years), Johnie and Ann Patterson (Monday, belated, 46 years). To have a birthilay or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ■ City Council selects Master Plan consultant / 2 Correct TV listings in today’s paper Because of a production error, next week’s TV listings were run in Sunday’s paper. The correct Montage is included in today's edition. The Heraid-Zeitung apologizes for and regrets any inconvenience this mistake may have caused our readers. lf you have any further questions, please contact the newspaper at 625-9144. Inside First of two new McKenna clinics opens Wednesday By DA VK) DEKUNOER Start Writ** After months of waiting and delays, two McKenna Heath Care clinics in (widen Ridge and Smithson Valley will finally open their doors. Gwcnn Scott, senior vice-president of clinical services, said McKenna Health Center Garden Ridge will open Wednesday "We will have a grand opening and open house tai Wednesday, Feb. 26 hum 3 to 7 p m.," Scott said The clinic in Garden Ridge will he located on IK965 FM 2252 in the Garden Executive Center, which formerly housed the I ( are Hotline tor teen-agen. Scott said clinic employee* were getting everything ready for the grand opening The McKenna Health Center Smithson Valley will be located on EM 311 across from Smithson Valley Middle School. “We hope to open that by the firm or second week of March,” Scott said The Smithson Valley clinic is die former Clear Spnngs Medical Clinic which was purchased by McKenna last year. Scott said the clinic building was separated and transported in two trips tins past week to its new site "They arc putting the budding togeth-er exit there and then the parking lot will be put in,” Scott said. T he clinic’s opening was delayed from a preliminary date in January because of die long process involved in getting permits fix a well and septic system. The (larder! Ridge staff will he lcil by supervising physician Dr. Ronald ( ohio of New Braunfels. Karen Witherly will be the nurse practitioner She will Ik* assisted by (ienell McGrath, medical assistant, and T ina Ortega, office manager Dr. (iary Bird will be die supervising physician fix die Smithian Valley clinium to Clinics, Page 2 Pollen Count Mold —1200 Mountain Cads/ —14 (Podsn m«Mur«d m parts par cubic malar of air Information provided by Or Frank Mampat) nlVwf InTOffTiBllOfl Comal River — 210 cutie feet par second, down 3 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wen — 623 75 feel above sea level, same Canyon Dam discharge — 150 eft Canyon Lake inflow —173 cia Canyon Lake level 909 25 feet above sea level (Above conservation pool ) New Braunfels Utilities NSU reports pumping 3 524 melon gallons of surface waler Monday, and 100,000 gaNons of wa! waler ware used Community Thrift Shop iitlu donations The Community Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations All items are welcomed Bring donations to 132 Cadded Lane or contact Pete at 625-3430 for pickups on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thrift shop hours are 9 a m. to noon and 1 to 4 p m Musotim citywide garaga sal# on tap The Children's Museum in New Braunfels will hold its annual Citywide Garage Sale from 10 a rn to 4 p m Sunday at the Civic Center Booth rental is $25 for one; $20 for each additional Admission is $1 for adults, maximum $2 per family. Donations are now being accepted Call 620-0939 for information Substance Bhut# c las sos pffarad The Guada-Coma Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has begun regnant/! la the agency’s upcoming Chemical Dependency Counseling classes Classes are limited, so sign up early For information call 608-9032 Fra# Homa repairs available Applications are being accepted for tins year’s World Changers project, running from June 14 to 21 Need home repairs? Call (210) 372-3750 Priority will be given to the greatest need To donate money or materials to World Changers, call Erie Walk er at the above number Lion### garaga gala on tap Donations for the Lioness garage sale to be held Saturday can be taken to the Krueger Building after 9 a rn. Wednesday through Friday All proceeds are given to local charities. Cal 629-5856 for information Republican Man's Club mssts today The Republican Men’s Club of Comal County will meet at 7:30 p m today at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative on FM 3159 in Smithson Valley Tom Hornseth, county engineer, will be the speaker, City picks bond, financial firms By ABE LEVY Staff Writer After an unprecedented bidding process, {lie New Braunfels City Council selected a financial consulting firm and bond counsel Monday night in a move designed to improve the city’s contractual relationships when issuing bonds The decision followed a two-month review of requests for proposals from nine bond counsel firms and seven financial advisors The council selected Public Financial Management, Inc of Austin as its financial advisor and Fulbright Ik Jaworski L.I..P. of San Antonio as bond counsel Both PIM Managing Director William Newman and lulbnght attorney Michael Spam said they were pleased with the city’s selections and aa* looking forward to working with its staff. “We’re very pleased with the decision and consider it an honor,” Newman said "Yixi cannot doubt our cixnmitmcnt to this town and Ok* goals of this city," said Spain, who is a New Braunfels resident and whose wife, Bette, serves on the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of T rustees "We are very pleased and do not take it for granted.” ( Tty officials were concerned about their previous contract with their former financial advise, St Kith west Securities, Inc. of San Antonio, who lured its own bond counsel and then hilled the city. Southwest Securities, who was one of tile final applicants for financial advisor, contracted with l ulbnght tor (he past 50 years in an agreement that ended in January Monday night's decision marked the first time that the city sought buts for these* services, a new process thai city officials said is needed to ensure* tax money is spent wisely. Hie council's action Monday allows its staff to contract separately with ITM arui I ult night in two direct agree- Turn to Financial, Page 2 opening number,. Felicia Dunks, Junior Mia* board member, was pleated with this year's girts. “We had t tot of ♦Alftnjffd participants th»p year,” Dunk* Mid “This was an unusually good year for talent in the creative pert of it."Amendment not the answer to budget woes. Page 4. v ;