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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Easy soups, stews warm up the crowds A hearty stew or soup simmering on lite stove is just the thing to take away the chill of a nippy winter’s day. Often a mcal-in-onc, it’s an easy way lo satisfy a crowd while wanning them up from their fingers to their toes. See Page 8 w Classic Miami sets records in lopsided bowl In their 46-3 rout of the Texas Longhorns, the Miami Hurricanes set Cotton Bowl records for touchdown pusses, total points, margin of victory, penalties and penalty yards. Because of bowl wins by Colorado and Georgia Tech, however, lite ‘Canes will not win the national championship._See    Page 10 Study: Bids for ’88's S&L bailout unfair WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal savings and loan regulators likely hurt taxpayers by reducing competition among private investors during the 1988 bailout of failed institutions, a study says. See Page 12 New Braunfels Ll “w t »«11 D MSO. « ’4i03 Wednesday Vol. 139, No. 35 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Jan. 2, 1991 25 Cents One Section, 14 Pages GoodD^ft; lVpW COUnt Cool and wet conditions today JL. ^    T    T    wUpL    JIL    JWL should result in a high of about 58 degrees, yielding lo an over-night low of 41. Winds al 10-15    C, mph will shift from the southeast    mr to the northeast, ushering in a    •    4 ll ll mild cold front. Cloudy, rainy    ItlStClllS I. J. conditions with temperatures ranging from highs in the 50s lo lows    By STEPHANIE FERGUSON in the 40s are line for Ute next    New# Editor several days.    Thc f,rsl day of lhc ncw >car Inside*    marked thc ushering in of new county CLASSIFIED    12-14    offals at the Comal County Court- COMICS    6    bouse early Tuesday morning. rnoqqwnnn................................Taking the oath of office from HF AR AHR v ...............................I    207lh District Jud86 Robert T. Pfeuf- riiri R1 A, MU PMT.........................*    fcr werc Counly Court-at-Law Judge ......................Fre<l Clark. County Judge Carter dc ........................ c    Casted, County Commissioner Neil HOROSCOPE................................6    Craigmile. County Commissioner OPINIONS......................................4    Moms “Moc” Schwab, County Clerk SPORTS..................................10-11    Rosie Bosenbury, Justices of the TV LISTINGS.................................6    Peace, Precinct I Harold Krueger, WEATHER.....................................2    Precinct 3 Fred Stewart, Precinct 4 Howard “Curly” Smith, District Clerk Margaret Herbrich, Constable Precinct 4 George M. Smith and County First Protestant Church is spon-    Treasurer R A. "Bart” Bartholomew. sering a Blood Drive on Jan. 6.    Precinct 2 Justice of thc Peace R.G. Thc South Texas Regional Blood    “Doc” Blanchard was unable to take Bank will be accepting donors    the oath of office because of medical from 8:30 a m. until 12:30 p.m. in    reasons. thc bloodmobile parked in front of    Judge Pfeuffer, who for the fourth the church at the horner of Seguin    time administered the oath to county and Coll streets. Appointments    officials, gave some advice to the may be made by calling Charlene    newly elected officials. Nolle at 629-UKK).    “You’re going to find your cxperi- On Sunday, from I to 4 p.m..    cnee to be rewarding. You're going lo thc Comal County Kennel Club in    find ** W frustrating some times, conjunction with thc New Braun-    but if you hang in there, work hard fels Children’s Museum will pre-    Alw*y*    keep    in    mind    that    you sent “A Look at AKC Purebred    have lhe Public’s mist you’ll perse- Dogs.” The public is inivtcd to    verc, you ll do a good job and you ll the museum to enjoy informational    ^ave 8011,6 fa*1 doing it and that s die video, lM>oks and discussions with    main thing, Pfeuffer said, exhibiting breeders. This is a hands-on learning experience that bodi adults and children will enjoy. The museum is in the parking lot of Courtyard shopping center on Interstate 35. For more information, call 620-0939.... officials take oath SM SWORN, Pag* 2 Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard “Curly’’ Smith, left, and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Morris “Moe" Schwab, sign the Oath of Office after being sworn in by District Judge Robert Pfeuff*' Tuesday. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson) Plans for First Federal ‘on hold Dr. Sly via P, Fernandez of San Antonio will he the featured speaker thursday at 7 p.m. at New Braunfels High School in a program lilied “Choices, Changes and Challenges.” The program will give parents and students an opportunity to prepare for a smooth transition from middle school to high school or from high school to college. Parents and students are invited to learn how to overcome the anxiety, frustration and last-minute panic that results from lack of proper planning for thc future. Fernandez is un educational consultant with more . than 30 yeais experience in teaching, admissions counseling and transitional planning. She is currently the publisher and editor of a monthly college planning guide that helps parents link with resources in schools, colleges and their community. Hic program, in the NBHS cafetorium, is free and open to the public. Parents with students from eighth grade through high school are invited ... Hic deadline for nominations for Mid Texas Symphony Debutantes (New Braunfels chapter of die guild) has been changed to Jan. 31. Girls nominated for die 1991-92 season must be juniors in high school diis year. For more information about the program, call Susan Bell at 625 1102 or Melanie Beadi at 629-3016.... “Western al its Best” with Jay Erie — die Comal County Junior Livestock Show folks are hosting a dance Jan. 19 to benefit die Junior Livestock Show in March. Jay Enc will provide the dancin' music at Wursdialle from 9 p.m. to I a in. that night. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and tickets are available now for $5 at High Bretun Hats, Comal Saddlery, Frank’s Western Wear, Bulverde Lumber and Hardware, New Braunfels Feed, Klutz Fee Store, and from any area ag student. All proceeds from the dance will benefit the annual livestock show ... By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N#wa Editor The final disposition of First Federal Savings and Loan Association FSA is on hold until the Resolution Trust Corporation receives more funding from the U.S. Congress, says an RTC spokesperson. “At the moment, we have not given out our list for the first quarter of 1991 of what we are going to be resolving,” said Theresa Macusac. “We’re kind of at a standstill until Congress gives us more funding." First Federal Savings and Loan was declared insolvent by the RTC May 25 because it was operating in an unsafe arid unsound condition and suffered losses that depleted all of its capital, said government officials of thc Office of Thrift Supervision. Macusac said the RTC is expected to receive funding from the federal government in January or February. “Then we’ll determine which ones we’ll be marketing and then selling.” The Resolution Trust Corporation was formed by the government to contain, manage arid resolve failed savings associations and recover funds through the management and ultimate sale of the institutions’ assets. “We’re going to be closing down 18 more thrifts nationwide in January, those are big thrifts," Macusac said. “After that we don’t have any more money to do the resolution activity. We w ill still be running and selling stuff and doing the other end of it." She said there are three ways an institution resolved. “One is a purchase and assumption agreement where they purchase all of the deposits ... and there’s an insurance deposit transfer where only the S#« RTC, Papa 2 Talks continue in 5-month-old gulf crisis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Exactly five months after Iraq seized Kuwait and two weeks away from possible war, diplomatic efforts toward ending the crisis are afoot but embassy staffs in Baghdad are being trimmed down in case mediation fails. Also today, a task force of 13 U.S. warships, including 7,500 Marines and landing craft, began heading for the Persian Gulf from the Philippines, where they stopped over en route from their base rn San Diego. The troops are among the 430,000 President Bush wants assembled in die gulf region by Jan. 15, the U.N.-sanctioned deadline for President Saddam Hussein to pull his forces from the Kuwait or face the possibly of attack.    \ Many Western embassies in Baghdad were not taking any chances on an Iraqi withdrawal Diplomatic sources in the Iraqi capital said Tuesday that the United States and many other Western countries would pull out all bul a handful of envoys in the next few days. Five British diplomats and their dependents left on Tuesday, British Ambassador Harold Walker said. In another sign of Iraq’s determination to hold on to Kuwait, Baghdad media on Tuesday showed Saddam cooking dinner with his troops and praying for victory. It said the gather- Scout gift Boy Scout Troop #133, sponsored by the First Protestant Church, recently received $500 tor Scout Hut renovation from BPOE Elk Lodge #2279 From left are Tim Ousley, Andy Meek, Elks trustee Gentry Gar-nar, Scoutmaster Nathan Rheinlander, Elks ruler Elliott Eaton, Bryan Ott, Robert Blankenbeker and Dillon Buhl. ings took place in Kuwait. Egypt’s Middle East News Agency quoted Libyan leader Moanimar Gad-hafi as saying the foreign ministers of Egypt, Syria and Libya would meet in Cairo today to prepare for an Arab summit on the Persian Gulf. “He said the summit would focus on the situation in the gulf and efforts to avoid a further deterioration. He Sa# GULF, Pag# 2 Grass fire blamed on illegal fireworks ’Hic illegal use of fireworks is being blamed on a grass fire started Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of North Guenther Avenue “lire ignition factor is fireworks,” said Ll. Robert Recd, of the New Braunfels Fire Depot uncut. Tire fire occurred close to 5 p.m. in an arca of the Dry Comal Creek off of North Guenther, lhc use of fireworks ignited brush and leaves in the dry creek bed. The fire was close lo a rest * dent tai arca. According lo the Ncw Braunfels Code of Ordinances it is unlawful to possess, store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or use or explode within the city and within 5,000 feet of the city limits. New Year activities unusual By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Human polar bears dove into frigid waters, hundreds exchanged wedding vows in Las Vegas and a California woman gave birth on thc Rose Parade route as traditional and offbeat Ncw Year’s Day celebrations marked the advent of 1991. In Philadelphia, outlandish costumes werc-the norm as people dressed up like flowers, pigs or the opposite sex to take part in thc annual Mununers Parade. Perhaps the day’s most unusual event occurred in Pasadena. Calif., where 20-year-old Ada Reyes gave birth while watching the 102nd Rose Parade with approximately I million other people. Squalors contacted police who called for paramadics when Mrs. Reyes went into labor, but police Ll. Jerry Schull/e said things happened too fast. “Thc kid started to come out,” lie said. “They saw it was loo late.’’ Guadalupe Velasquez Reyes arrived at the parade weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces. After the birth, motlier and daughter were taken to a hospital. Hie first baby born on U.S. soil in 1991 was Kimberly Manna Untaman, who arrived at 1:49 a.m. at Guam Memorial Hospital in the U S. territory of Guam, a South Pacific island on the other side of the international dateline. At the 91st Mummers Parade, musicians, mimes and female impersonators danced to “Oh, Dem Golden Slippers” and other tunes as they strolled through Philadcl|>hia. “People really seemed lo be enjoying themselves,’’ said Mike Marcel I ma, 29 of Bellmawr, NJ., who dressed as a flower for the Pui'ul comic club’s floral fantasy theme. The Murray Comics club capsa# HOLIDAY, Pag# 2 ;