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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Houston seeks funds for GOP convention HOUSTON (AP) — Civic leaders begari scrambling today to raise the last $4.3 million lo fund Houston’s share of the 1992 Republican National Convention after party leaders chose President Bush’s adopted hometown for the fete. See Page 3 NB upsets South San for first district win The New Braunfels Unicorns, enjoyed a thrilling 66-65 victory over South San t6 improve to 1-2 in District 25-5A. Javier Esqucda made die gamc-winncr with two seconds left, and Isabell Bustos had carccr-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds. See Page 12 Texans mixed on fighting    for    AA WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas congressional delegation may decide it has bigger batties lo fight this year than input its considerable influence behind salvaging the Navy's A-12 stealth attack plane. See Page 14 New Braunfels best available copy JJ—LL 1    ^    J  80 »o ^ / 9 ^ Al0 CC,T sq-WES! oeu1, t *627    ..    .0,03 Wednesday Vol 139. No. 40 707 Landa St., New Braunfels. Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Jan. 9, 1991 25 Cents One Section, 16 Pagesn«%# Good Poy Cool. wet weather wiih fog, drizzle and rain is expected to hover over the area for several days. A high temperature today of 51 should drop to an overnight low of 48, with conditions mirrored on Thursday. Friday may see decreasing cloudiness and a sunny Saturday could result in temperatures near 60. Inside: CLASSIFIED...........................14-16 COMICS.......................................IO CROSSWORD...............................3 DEAR ABBY.................................5 EDUCATION................................11 HOROSCOPE..............................10 KALEIDOSCOPE........................7-8 SPORTS..................................12-13 TV LISTINGS...............................10 WEATHER.....................................2* Stammtisch $ $ §I?    s hSWBwwTOp ITic New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 14 at the Sizzler on Interstate 35. The board of directors will meet at 9:30 a m. and lunch will begin at 11 a m. The regular meeting will start at noon.... Persons who are taking care of youngsters who have a parent (or parents) in, or going to, Saudi Arabia are invited to call Joyce at 629-9831 to talk about the l**sibility of forming a support group for the youngsters who may not be understanding what is going on. Joyce is taking care of her 7-year-old granddaughter whose mother is already over there and whose father is on his way. She thought it would be nice to liave a gathering locally for persons who may need some emotional support during this trying time.... First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive Jan. 13 (Sunday). The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from 8:30 a.m. to I p.m. in Wesley Hall, which is easily accessible from the Mill Street parking lot of the church. Free cholesterol screening is available for donors. No appointment is necessary, bul may be scheduled if you want by calling Mrs. Cari Gray at 620-4272.... New Braunfels High School Cheerleaders will have a half-day cheer clinic Jan. 18 at the NBHS gym from 8 a m. to noon for students in grades 3 and up. Fee is $8. For more information, call Karen Forshage al 620-6261 after 4:30 p.m.... The Circle Arts Theatre has “held over” the sale of its 1991 season passes, offering an “extended run” of tickets through Thursday. On sale at China-n-Things in Landa Shopping Center and Kristi's on West San Antonio Street, the {lass provides admission to five productions for die cost of four. Lineup for the 23id season includes Crimes of the Heart, opening Jan. 31; Arsenic and Old Lace, April 4; Funny Girt, July 5; Noises Off, Sepii 12; and How the Wurst Was Won, rmuling during Wurstfest. The pass is redeemable at all performances except benefits. Benefit nights are the first Friday for all shows except the summer musical, with benefits for that performance the second and third Thursdays..., This month's Nature’s Way “Building Bird Feeders,” sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, will be Thursday from 4 lo 5 p.m. at picnic area 7A or at the Landa Recreation Center (if the weather’s bad, which at this point it looks like it will be). Children ages 5 to 14 will join die park ranger iii making bird feeders. The children 8m STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2 Kika de la GarzaConference will honor de la Garza Chosen Texan of the Year in the field of public affairs is U.S. Rep. Kika dc la Garza, chairman of the Agricultural Committee. He will be so honored by the 25th Texas Legislative Conference, announced general chairman Glenn Biggs. The award will be presented during a Texan of the Year Reception March 21 at die Civic Center in New Braunfels. “The main thrust of this year’s conference," Biggs said, “will be the free uade agreement with Mexico and the educational needs for Texas. Because Chairman de la Garza has played a key role in U.S.— Mexico relations and has been a strong promoter of increased educational opportunities, die award is especially appropriate this >ear." De la Garza is a member of die Se* TEXAN, Pay* 2 Monument site chosen By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*ws Editor The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation board of directors approved a site in Landa Park Tuesday for the construction of a monument recognizing the veterans of Comal County. New Braunfels City Council must accept the board’s approval before the process of raising funds and building the monument begins. Fred Lingner, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee, said the site, which is located in the park’s arboretum across the street from Founder’s Oak is “more than adequate.” The committee originally asked for the memorial to be erected on Main Plaza. The site selected Tuesday was its third choice. “We diink that site would be fine but we would like to have a landscape architect’s rendering of w hat it would be like before any construction is started and we would like that to be approved by David (Whatley, the city’s parks director),’’ said board member Carl Fox. “It’s very important that a landscape architect be employed to come up with a plan that is compatible with that area.’’ Lingner, who is a retired major of Sn PARKS, Page 2 A New Braunfels Utilities employee feeds a Christmas tree into a shredder in Landa Park, making mulch for city parks To date 907 trees have been shredded in the recycling program, an increase of 360 trees from last year (Photo by Erik Karlsson) Three held in year’s 2nd drug bust By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels Police Department is stepping up its war on drugs with the arrest of three local men Tuesday night — marking the second crackdown of the year. “We’re going to keep increasing the pressure.” said Police Chief C R. “Dick” Headen hours after the arrests. The arrests were made at a house in the 200 block of Caddell Lane after police executed a search warrant around 6:30 p.m. No one was reported injured during the search. In the Comal County Jail today pending bond were: Gene D. Lopanec, 26, of the 200 block of Caddell; Keith G. Rose, 29, of the 200 block of Caddell; and Shane C. Slom-chinski, 19, of the 300 block of East Coll Street. All three men were booked into the jail on charges of possession of marijuana over four ounces. Seized during the search were marijuana and several guns, Headen said. New Braunfels police made their first drug arrest of the year Jan. 2 in the 1800 block of Michigan and arrested two New Braunfels men, charging them with possession of marijuana over four ounces. During that bust, police used the newest member of the department — Grata the German Shephard, who was able to sniff out marijuana stuffed in a garbage can. “It’s just snowballing,’* Headen said. “We’re starting to get more and more good information. Things arc starting to click ... the department is moving.” Baker, Aziz end talks after five hours GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State James A. Baker III held lengthy talks today with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in a tense diplomatic bid to avert war that could follow next week’s United Nations deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. Baker and Aziz met for about five hours in two sessions, then broke. There was no immediate word on results. After a two-hour morning session, the White House said the high-level U.S.-Iraq talks were substantive, but declined further characterization “that might prejudice the situation.’’ Baker and Aziz resumed their critical discussions after lunch, meeting for nearly three more hours before breaking for a second recess. With tensions rising and oil prices fluctuating with every rumor, the world sought a signal that there might be a break in the impasse that has led the United Stales and its allies toward a desert showdown with Iraq. In Saudi Arabia, U.S. military forces were buzzing with activity as the diplomats went to the table. And in Washington, President Bush issued an executive order that gives the military priority for any supplies it needs should hostilities erupt in the Persian Gulf. Baker billed the session as a last chance for peace, and he carried with him a letter from President Bush to Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein warning of devastating consequences should Baghdad ignore the deadline. Aziz arrived in Geneva promismg an open mind rn what he hoped would be “posiuve, constructive talks,’’ but saying that “Iraq does not yield to pressure." He suggested, once again, that the United States must be willing to discuss Middle East issues other than the Aug. 2 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. After a perfunctory handshake across a long conference table covered by a dark blue cover, Baker and Aziz began the highest-level deliberations between the United Slates and Iraq since Iraq conquered Kuwait. The meeting cleared one anxious hurdle when it didn’t collapse in the opening moments. Iraq said last week the meeting could be over in five minutes if Baker only intends to deliver a letter from Bush demanding full withdrawal by next Tuesday — Jan. 15. SM GULF, Pag* 2 Reinter’s role draws Achievement Medal By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor Comal County District Attorney Bill Renner has been balancing his pro secutor’s job at home with his recent duty of helping activate soldiers heading to the Middle East. For his efforts he was honored Saturday by die U.S. Department of die Army with the Army Achievement Medal “They’re pretty sparse,” Reinier said about die medals given. “I felt pretty good about it." Renner received die medal Saturday from the officer heading up the Texas National Guard Judge Advocate General while he was assisting in activating persons in Columbus, Texas, near Houston. Renner is a major with die 49th Division of die Texas Army National Guard and serves with the JAG, the legal branch of the Guard. Reinter was first called to duly in late 1990 and has spent, collectively. two months at Fort Hood, McAllen, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin assisting in activating troops to the Middle East. He is responsible for assisting soldiers with drafting wills, powers of attorney and other legal documents. He also helps educate the troops on customs in Saudi Arabia and gives a legal briefing on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Hie certificate Reimer received with the medal stated, “Major Renner reported on active duty on short notice lo piovide legal assistance to deploying Desert Shield units and soldiers during a critical surge period. His dedication and efficiency enhanced the quality of legal assistance provided to deploying soldiers and reflects distinct credit upon him, Fort Hood, and die United States Army ” Reimer said his experience has been both frustrating and rewarding. “Sometimes it s frustrating because you’re being pulled away from your regular job and it puts extra pressures on your people around you,” he said. See REIMER, Page 2 Legislature facing familiar ills AUS I IN (AP) — The Legislature, seeking lasting solutions to persistent problems, convened iii its 72nd regular session on Tuesday with leaders pledging to avoid raising taxes if at all possible. Searching for additional state revenue, ensuring a fair school finance system and drawing politically sensitive legislative and congressional districts top the lawmakers' agenda. On Tuesday, die House stood solidly behind Speaker Gib Lewis, reelecting him to an unprecedented fifth term despite his indictment on two misdemeanor ethics charges by a Travis County grand jury. Lewis, D-Fort Worth, has denied any wrongdoing. 'Hie Senate said farewell to Ll. Gov. Bill Hobby, who has presided over that 31-member body for 18 years, and welcomed Ll. Gov.-elect Bob Bullock, who said he was ill with the flu iuid heading for a doctor’s office. Lewis, who first won die speaker’s job in 1983, was elected without an opponent, 146-1. The only lawniakei voting against Lewis was first term Republican l ed Kamel of Tyler. “There’s always something exhilarating about the opening of a new Se* CONVENE, Page 2 Gib Lewis easily wins record fifth term as House speaker AUS FIN (AP) — Gib Lewis said his election to an unprecedented filth term as House speaker, despite being under indictment for alleged ethics violations, was an emotional moment dial made him proud of his colleagues. “It showed me a lot of courage on their pan, and it showed me what type people we’ve got in the Legislature,’’ said Lewis, D-Fort Worth, after being reelected on a 146-1 vote Tuesday. “ITie members of the Legislature are pretty suong people They don’t get stampeded, and they don’t get sucker-punched “ Lew is, who is beg liming his 21 s. ar in die House and is die fir st person ever to win five two-year terms as its speaker, said, “I have operated in an atmo sphere of honesty, fairness and opeiuiess ’’ His election came even though he has been indicted on two misdemeanor ethics charges by a gr ind jury that prosecutors say is investigating lies between lobbyists and legislators. Lewis has denied any wrongdoing and said he will plead innocent to the charges of failing to report a gift from a San Antonio law firm and failing to disclose his interest in a Fort Worth company on which the law firm allegedly paid some properly taxes. In 1983, Lewis pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge that he failed lo file financial disclosure statements required from state officials, and was fined $800. ITte only lawmaker voting against Lewis was firsi-icnn Republican Ted Kame! of Tyler. “I cannot, in good conscience, support a speaker who ut under indictment on charges of violating the ethics laws of this state,’ ’ Kamel said. “One of the most important issues facing the Legislature is the reform of our ethics laws, and it would seem to me inappropriate for Rep Lew.s to preside SM SPEAKER. Pag* 2 ;