New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tensions soar in Mostar; troops sent in
SARAJEVO; Bosnia-Herzegov-tna (AP) — NATO sent troops and armored vehicles into the streets of Mostar on Saturday after the shooting death of a Croat policeman sent tensions soaring in the bitterly divided southwestern town.
In a Sarajevo suburb, a member of the NATO force was wounded
Saturday — a ■ rench soldier injured by an explosion while patrolling a zone separating Muslims from Serbs. He w as the seventh casualty since NATO took over from the U.N. peacekeeping force Dec. 20; on Thursday, an Italian became the first NATO soldier wounded by hostile gunfire.
Vol. 144. No. 39
Krueger readies for Burundi meetings
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Bob Krueger, U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, will leave today for Washington, D.C. and a series of meetings with State Department officials concerning the dangerous situation in Burundi.
“It shouldn’t be terribly long before the State Department will give me the clearance date to go back to Burundi,” Krueger said. “I will be in Washington for several days and on Monday I will be in meetings with State Department officials.” Krueger said officials from the National Security Council and USAID, the agency that deals with humanitarian aid in Burundi, will also be present at the meeting.
Civil strife between the Tutsi minority and Hutu majority in Burundi has not eased. Krueger said.
“Humanitarian agencies such as the International Red Cross have been targets of attacks by the extreme Tutsi minority,” Krueger said. “The International Red Cross has reduced its staff (in Burundi) from 30 to four people. The Belgian Red Cross has completely pulled out. You know when the Red Cross pulls out that the situation in the country has gotten worse.”
A proposed plan by United Nations General Secretary Boutros-Boutros Ghali to send UN troops into the region will be discussed at the meetings in Washington. Krueger said.
“It will be one of the issues that will be doubtlessly discussed in the meetings,” Krueger said. “Boutros-Boutros Ghali's plan is to send troops into neighboring Zaire (which borders Burundi) and those troops would be ready to enter in Burundi if the situation persists there.”
Zaire shares the western border with Burundi, and the Burundi capital, Bujumbura, is 12 miles from the Zaire border.
Krueger said the issue of whether or not U.S. troops would be part of that force will be brought up at the meeting.
Krueger is anxious to go back to Burundi even though threats to his safety are still possible. In June, Krueger escaped an ambush while driving in an armored vehicle with five other people. He was unhurt.
“I am not that concerned about it,” Krueger said. “I think an attack on me is not that great. I am sure the U.S. will provide me with adequate security.” Krueger's w ife Kathleen and his three children will not be accompanying him to Burundi.
CL brush fire bums 12 acres
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Firefighters from the Canyon Lake and Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Departments were kept busy with a brush fire Friday night.
The fire started shortly after 5 p.m. at Tom Creek Point near the Canyon Lake Hills subdivision, Canyon Lake Deputy Chief Harrel Scott said. Nineteen firefighters were called to the scene and seven tankers and pumpers w ere used to fight the fire, which took five hours to extinguish.
“The fire burned eight to 12 acres of brush and trees,” Scott said. “It took us so long to put out the fire because we had a stubborn wind, which kept
some of the tree stumps burning. The fire was started by a campfire.”
Scott urged local residents not to bum brush on their property right now.
“We prefer that people not start burning because the grass is still dry from a lack of rain ” Scott said. “lf they do decide to bum. they should be very' cautious about it.”
This fire proves. Scott said, that Comal County needs to reinstate a bum ban.
Scott thanked Canyon Lake neighbors who gave food to the firefighters during the duration of the fire.“I was especially proud of the way the neighbors came out and gave the firefighters cookies, chocolates and sandwiches,” Scott said
Rid Stocking Ro Vue organizers to meet
The Advertising Committee for the Red Stocking Revue will meet in the Schneider Room of the Victoria Bank and Trust annex on Jan. 9 at 7 p m.
Gloria DeLaCerda. chairperson, invites anyone interested in helping on this committee to attend. For additional information, call Gloria at 625-5760 or 625-6216.
Christian Women’s Club luncheon
Evelyn Linton, former owner of the nortorious burlesque club, the Green Gate in San Antonio, will be the guest speaker at a Christian Women’s Club luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Holiday Inn in New Braunfels.
For ticket information, call 606-0400.
UPS drop site ends
The Herald-Zeitung office is no longer a drop site for UPS shipments.
This change went into effect Jan. 1.
A story in the Friday, Jan. 5, 1995 issue of the Herald-Zeitung should have stated that the Comal County 4-H Practice Show at the Comal County Fairgrounds will be held Saturday, Jan 13
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Classes he^»£dults help themselves
By DAVID Dt KUNDER
The Tri-County Adult Literacy Council of Comal, Kendall iud Guadalupe counties puts on local aduj) education classes for those people who want to earn their GED or need help in learning English Along with foe Adult Education Council, foe Tem* Education Agency and both the New Braunfels and Comal achoo) districts quoter foe dames. The danes aw Rue and ongoing, and students msy register anytime foe classes meet.
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2341W. San Antonio Rooms 27,29 Both GED and ESL classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from IS fun.
Leadership Institute Learning Center 1050IH-35 East (on the other end ofK-Mart)
GED — Tuesdays and Thursdays IS pjn. Community Service Center 132 CaddeU Street
GED — Monday-Tbursday 9 a. rn.-4 pm ESL — Tuesdays and Thttvsdayt 7-9 p.m
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Dolores Vargas, Raymond Hernandez Sr., and Veronica Yette Saenz (two years).
Happy anniversary to Daniel and Consuete Cantu (40 years).
Coco Landfill closing to begin Monday
The City Street Construction Crew will start the final closure of the Coco Landfill, located near the end of Kuehler Street. The crew will place clay fill dirt and top soil to the level of the required grade. This final cover system will involve hauling the soil from the Wal-Mart Super Store construction site to its final destination on the landfill site. —.The crew, in conjunction with the Wal-Mart contractor, is committed to take proper precautions to maintain the traffic flow and dust control, according to a city press release. Construction hours at the Coco Landfill site are between 7 a m. and 5 p.m. and will continue for 30 to 60 days
Gardsfi Club to most
The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Jan 9 at 2 p.m. at the home of Ella Hall.
The program will be on the spectacular annual Philadelphia Flower Show.
By DENISE DZIUK
44 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, January 7,1996 Serving Comal County and the surrounding area HHome of DOLORES VARGAS
Moving On Up
Seele Elementary students share the same school with NBHS students
About 180 fourth-graders are going to school with the “big kids ” Several classes from Seele Elementary are being held in the newly finished addition to New Braunfels High School until renovations at Seele can be completed.
Thursday was the students’ first day in their new rooms, and officials say all went well.
“I’m amazed at how well it did go,” Seele Elementary Principal Linda Schlather said. “We didn’t have any lost children either.”
“So far, so good, and if Thursday was any indication, it should all go great," said board member Bette Spain, who was at the high school on Wednesday and Thursday. “The kids were so excited. They were just beaming.”
Schlather said students went on a tour of the school the last day before the holidays. However, she said the new classrooms were not the highlight of the day.
“The biggest thrill for them was all the choices at lunch time,” she said. “They were all talking about the pizza.”
Schlather said the temporary move has actually been beneficial. She said students
Herald-Zeitung photo by MCHAEL DARNALL
Seele teacher Pat Simmonds seems to enjoy her temporary room at New Braunfels
do not have any informal contact with high school students.
However, 14 students are serving as teacher’s aides throughout the day.
New Braunfels High School Principal John Turman said the class schedule for high school students begins and ends before the Seele schedule, so little contact is made between the two groups.
“We hardly even know they’re there,” said Turman. “We’re already in class when they get here, and we’re gone by the time they’re out.”
.Schlather said using the high school was a "perfect solution” because it is already set
up as a school building.
She said parents do not even have to change their routine of dropping off’and picking up their children at Seele.
She said students can participate in clubs at Seele and eat breakfast on campus.
A bus will then take them to the high school and bring them back at the end of the day.
Spain said many staff members from the high school went out of their w ay to greet and welcome Seele students and staff members.
She said Schlather’s idea of assigning each teacher a "buddy” from another grade level was also a great idea.New Braunfels is booming. Are you glad? See the survey question on Opinion, Page 4A.