New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Congress worried by bank rescues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress contend that taxpayers should not have to foot the bill to rescue failing banks, but some say the public may ultimately be asked to provide billions of dollars for future bailouts.
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Canyon is profited in the first of a scries on the three local high school soccer teams. The Cougars lost eight starters off of last year’s playoff team, but a new coach and an aggressive philosophy has the team ready lo show off its new offense.
——Baltics battling Soviet conscription
MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of the breakaway Bal* tic states today denounced the Defense Ministry as inviting conflict by ordering troops to enforce conscription and round up deserters in seven secessionist
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A sunny afternoon today should sec winds at IO mph shifting from the northeast to the southeast, drawing new cloud cover to the arca this evening. A high of 53 should yield to an overnight low of 42 degrees, with cool temperatures and a chance for rain continuing. Showers arc possible through the weekend and could hit the arca as early as Thursday. Inside:
The public is invited to a Memorial Breakfast Honoring Jesse Garcia — A Tribute to a Lifetime of Scouting on Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, comer of Cross and Guenther. The breakfast will benefit the Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts of American Tonkawan District, and a campership will be established in Garcia's name. Friends of the late Jesse Garcia and friends of scouting are invited to the breakfast. Cost is $10; call Terry Taylor at 625-7541 to reserve your spot....
Marybeth Smith, a professional singer from New Braunfels, will be the featured performer at the opening program of the Winter Concert Series at First Protestant Church Friday at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. Serving as accompanists for this program will be Kathryn Mason, pianist, and Mark Timothy Smith, organist....
The Circle Arts Theatre has "held over” the sale of us I WI season passes, offering an "extended run" of tickets through Jan. IO. On sale at China-n-Thmgs in Landa Shopping Center and Kristi’s on West San Antonio Street, the pass provides admission to five productions for the cost of four. Line up for the 23rd season includes Crimes of the Heart, opening Jan. 31;
Arsenic and Old Lace, April 4; Funny Girl, July 5; Noises Off,
Sept. 12; and How the Wurst Wiz* Won, running during Wurstfest.
Some restrictions apply.
The New Braunfels Community Choir will be in rehearsal from 7 lo 9 p.m. tonight, Jan. 8, in the Friendship Room at Eden Home. New officers will be installed.
Come sing along ...
Southwest Texas State University’s Sammie D. Hoff Angel Flight spread its wings of concern, vol-unteerism, and generosity from Austin, through San Marcos and SWTSU, and into New Braunfels with a laundry list of special projects this fall.
Angel Flight is a national service organization affiliated with Air Force ROTC’s Arnold Air Society — a national honorary service organization. Angel Flight’s charier is to support AAS, Air Force ROTC, the Air Force Association (a non-profit organization which supports Air Force issues and sponsors AAS and Angel Flight), its host university, and the community.
Projects in which they’ve parti cipated include: Help One Student To Succeed, a tutoring program at Carl Schurz: elementary School in New Braunfels; Hospice, a home care program for terminally ill patients, in which Angel Flight members delivered flowers donated by Sherri’s Floral Creations of New Braunfels and Flowerland of San Marcos to patients in the New Braunfels and Canyon Lake
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Band stand damaged
The band stand on New Braunfels’ Main Plaza fell victim to vandals over the weekend, with severals spindles rn the railing kicked out of place. David Whatley of the city's Parks and Recreation Department also noted that the rope on the flagpole was cut, and American, Texas and Tree City U.S.A. flags were taken. The act follows the recent theft of the bayonet from a veterans' monument and last year’s three-month restoration of the historic band stand. Whatley encourages anyone with information on the vandalism to contact him. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Anti-Iraq allies stand fast; Saddam threatens attacks
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The talk from both sides toughened with a day to go before the highest-level U.S.-Iraq talks since the onset of the Persian Gulf crisis Oil prices have shot up and people across the Middle East are girding for lite worst.
In Europe today. Secretary of States James A. Baker HI was holding his final meetings with allies after emphatically rejecting any extension of the U N.-mandated Jan. 15 deadline for Iraq lo leave Kuwait or risk attack.
Baker, who has suggested the chances of peace are diminishing, is lo meet in Geneva on Wednesday with Iraq’s foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, whose latest comments indicated Iraqi docs not plan to budge
without U.S. concessions.
Az iz said Monday that he did not think Iraq would quit the emirate by next Tuesday’s deadline and predicted a war would be “bloody, long, terrible.’’
Making final predations for a conflict, some foreign embassies in Baghdad shut down and others shredded documents and planned overland eva-c UMI tom if air routes are closed. Gas mask distribution was stepped up across the region.
Thousands of foreigners a day have been leaving Middle East nations such as Israel, which Saddam Hussein has threatened to attack if war begins. A growing number of airlines have halted or reduced flights to Israel in particular.
As Legislature opens, Kuempel sees long road
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*w* Editor
Faced with a state budget crunch, redistricting, and education and prison woes, State Rep. Edmund Kuempel says a special session is inevitable as the 72nd Legislature convenes today.
"I don’t think there's any question about it," Kuempel said about a special session. “With redistricting and the budget crunch and some of the elected officials wanting to go to a one-year budget I don’t think there’s any question that we will have a spe
cial session, or two.
"It gets tiring," he said. “But we were elected to do a job and I’m not yelling about them. lf we have to have them, we have to have them.”
The Seguin lawmaker said he expects the regular session to move quickly because there are so many subjects to consider.
"With the problems that we have with education and prisons, we will be on a relatively fast pace,” Kuempel said.
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Both old, new issues on tap
AUSTIN (AP) — The Legislature convenes in regular session today, and Speaker Gib Lewis said he expected to be elected to a record fifth term as House leader despite two misdemeanor ethics indictments against him.
“The members see through this. They see what a phony-type thing this is. They see it as a personal agenda by the district attorney of Travis County,*’ Lewis, D-Fort Worth, said Monday.
The Travis County grand jury is investigating alleged influence-peddling in the Legislature. Lewis has accused District Attorney Ronnie Earle of being politically motivated in the
probe. Earle says he’s just doing his job.
The indictments allege that Lewis took a gift from a San Antonio law firm, failed to disclose it and failed to report a business interest. He has denied any wrongdoing.
lf convicted, Lewis would face up to 18 months in jail and $3,000 in fines.
Lewis, who has no announced opponent, said it makes no difference to him whether the vote for speaker is open or secret. Rep. Al Price, D-Beaumom, and the public watchdog
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NBISD eyes conservative
"I am less optimistic that we might achieve a peaceful solution thai I was before Christmas,” Baker said on Monday in London Crude oil prices a barometer of Middle East jitters — rose nearly 53 a barrel on Monday to close at $27.65 in New York. Oil jumped lo nearly $40 a barrel following die Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait, but recent peace efforts and diplomatic sessions pushed the price below $25.
En route to Geneva, Baker planned today to confer with French President Francois Mitterrand in Paris, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Bomi and Italian Foreign Minister Gianni De Michel is in Milan.
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New Braunfels Independent School District may introduce a short, conservative sex education program that focuses on giving students the ability to say no to sex instead of promoting safe sex.
“It’s an abstinence program.” said Mike Fitsko, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
The program, geared toward middle school students, was presented to the NBISD board of trustees Monday during a workshop session. The 5-hour-plus program was compiled by a Self-Responsibility Committee, with Fitsko as the chairman, using material mainly from a program written in Atlanta with information and funding from the Grady Memorial Hospital, Ford Foundation and the Georgia Department of Education.
“There’s a lot of parental involvement in this," Fitsko said about the program. "We want to be able to tell kids, ‘Ifs OK to say no to sex.’ We want to tell kids that it's important lo talk to your parents about this. Sex education is not something that should be put totally on the schools.”
Board President Bob Self said he was impressed with the program, but still is opposed to sex education iii the schools.
“I’ve always been opposed to sex education in the school system," he said. “I don’t think it’s the school system's responsibility to take on things
such as sex education, social problems. We need to educate kids so they can get out in the world and be responsible."
Fitsko said he liked the presented program because it was short and could be taught in five weeks, one hour a week. It also provides for teacher training on the subject.
The program focuses mainly on giving students techniques on getting out of pressuring situations.
“When you look at teen-age pregnancy studies what you hear a lot from teen-age girls who have gotten pregnant is this common thing, 'I really didn't want to do it but I got talked into it and I didn t know how to gel out of it',” Fitsko said.
An excerpt from the proposed program manual states, “ll is important to assist preteens in developing healthy attitudes about sexuality. Because of their earlier physical maturation, such youth are more likely to be curious about sex at younger ages than in the past. They need to have guidance in handling their curiosity and help in understanding the inappropriateness of sexual experimentation as a way to meet needs for information. They are beginning to move to an age group rn which peers become extremely influential.
“When they reach middle or high school, they will need to exercise more personal control over their beha-
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CISD sets special meeting to discuss filling vacancy
The Comal ISD board of trustees will meet in special session Jan. IO to discuss filling the vacancy of superintendent left by the death of Bill Brown.
Brown lost his battle with cancer Dec. 22, when he died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. The 51-year old superintendent came lo CISD in January, 1985. He was diagnosed in March with an inoperable brain tumor, but took treatment and continued working until late November.
A New Braunfels firefighter examines the charred interior of a car after an unexplained fire this morning at 2250 W Mill St. The fire was reported about 7:50 a m. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Until the Jan. IO meeting, the school district will continue lo operate as it has during the superintendent's illness, with Dr. Arlen Tieken, assistant superintendent, acting as district spokesman.
Also on the agenda is a goal-setting workshop in which trustees will address their plans for the remainder of the 1990-91 school year. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Central Administration Office board room.
Grandson awaits Army permission to hunt treasure
FL PASO. Texas (AP) — The grandson of the man who claimed he found a treasure in gold bars in a cavern on Victoria Peak says he expects to soon get a permit from the U S Army for a treasure hunt.
Terry De lunas, grandson of Milton “Doc*' Noss, whose story has long been a part of New Mexico’s lost treasures lore, told the El Paso Times Monday that he hopes to get permission soon for the treasure hunt that will take him on White Sands Missile Range.
“We hope to have the contract signed this week.” Dclonas, a California advertising executive who has worked for the past three years for the right to look for the gold bars that his grandfather, a traveling foot doctor, claimed he found in a cavern while deer hunting near the peak in 1937.
A required environmental assessment of the expedition was completed Dec. 26
“We're pretty much assured by the Pentagon that we won’t be affected by events in the Middle East,” Delonas said in an interview at Las Cruces.
When Noss told people about hts find, he said he had tried to enlarge the opening and extract the treasure when a dynamite charge misfired and sealed the entrance — according to the legend.