New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Jan. 16, 1991
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One Section. 16 Pages
Vol. 138, Ho. 45707 Land® St, New Braunfels. Texas 78130 (USPS_377«880) 512425-9144
Today’s expected high of 66 degrees won't keep away the clouds rolling in this afternoon An overnight low of about 40 should be followed by a significant chance for ram Thursday and temperatures ranging from a high of SO to a low of 38.
Continued cloudiness Friday should be accompanied by a high near 54, falling to a low of 30.
Weekend skies should be clear with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s Inside:
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* Kuempel bill seeks 2-year moratorium
Cheryl Scott, whose son is a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Saudi Arabia. is interested in setting up a support group for “everybody who has anyone they’re concerned about” in Saudi. Group meetings will aMow folks to ask questions, get their problems solved — plumbing problems, insurance, anything. Scott has been in touch with the folks aa Fort Sam Houston to determine who to call for help with various situations and to keep us informed and to help with any situations. Scott wants the group to get together ASAP; you can call her between 7 and 9 p.m. at 629-0441....
On stage at New Braunfels High School Jan. 18-21 will be The Little Mermaid The play, directed by instructor Kathy Hill and performed by students in the Drama ll class, will serve as a fundraiser for the groups trip to UIL One-Act Play competition. Performances will be ai 6 p.m.
Jan. 18, IO a.m. Jan. 19, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Friday’s performance will be a Bring-Your-Own Dinner Dinner Theater, with the meal at 5:30 pjn before the performance at 6 p.m. One-Act Play students will be selling sodas and desserts.
Tickets for all performances, available at the door, will be $3 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children under 6....
The Alamo Area Council of Governments will sponsor a bed and breakfast seminar Jan. 30 from I to 4 p.m. in the board room of the San Antonio River Authority, IOO E. Guenther, in the King William area of San Antonio. The seminar will address the topics of developing and managing a bed and breakfast operation, as well as matters regarding bookings and insurance requirements. Bed and breakfasts fill a special niche in the tourism industry, providing travelers an alternative to larger hotels and offering home owners md ranchers ai opportunity to participate in the world’s third-largest industry. The seminar will be presented at no charge to die citizens and communities of the AACOG region. For more information, call J.C. Cooley or Burma Hyde of the regional services staff at AACCX}, 512-225-5201....
Put the annual diet on hold and partake of 44Memories" Jan. 20 at the lith Dinner With the Arts in the Civic Center. The yearly event celebrates the ans md mists of Comal County. Sponsored by the Greaser New Braunfels Ans Council, the “Memories" theme will be woven Into the performances of talented area actors, dancers, singers and more. Memories will be
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Over the bobbing heads of youngsters and teachers. Akira Fndo conducts the Mid-Texas Symphony is the theme from Star Wars at a special concert for schoolchildren staged in New Braunfels (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Saddam remains defiant despite deadline’s passing
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saddam Hussein remained defiant after the U.N. deadline for an Iraqi pullout from Kuwait passed this morning, and President Bush met with his national security advisers to consider the next step.
The Iraqi president told his troops in a radio broadcast an hour before the deadline that they were ready to fight and said he would not bargain over Iraq’s rights. Baghdad radio later issued air raid instructions.
As skies cleared today after 36 hours of rain in the Arabian desert, more than I million soldiers faced off for battle. Machinery capable of immense destruction stood at the ready, and tense soldiers checked
“I just want to get it over with,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Jay, 27, of Pittsburgh, a transportation crew chief. U.S. soldiers dominate the 680,000-strong multinational force arrayed against Iraq.
White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater told reporters in Washington today dial the Bush administration remains hopeful, but added:
‘‘I think there is a certain feeling ol resignation that the sanctions will have to be enforced ... There is a growing sense that we have to carry out Ute planning for the use of force, with some resignation."
President Bush met with Secretary
of State James A. Baker 111 and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in the Oval Office.
France today promised that its troops in the multinational force would fight if war broke out. In doing so, France joined Britain and Canada, which have committed their forces in the past two days to possible com hat. Italy’s government today asked Parliament for permission to use force.
‘‘The diplomatic phase is over," French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told his Cabinet today.
Two other members of the multinational force, Belgium and Portugal, today said they would not send combat units to Iraq.
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
State Rep. Edmund Kuempel today filed a bill that would place a two-year moratorium on the burning of certain hazardous wastes in cement kilns.
“I think it has a good chance of passing,” Kuempel said today from his Austin office. House Bill 420, if passed, would ban the burning of hazardous waste until Jai. 1,1993.
"There have been many outstanding people who have put in many hours of hard work that have gone back and looked at the issue and studied the issue and have mod to take the emotionalism out of it and just looked at facts and figures and that's exactly what we’re trying to do,” said Kucm-pcl (R-Seguin).
The hill states: "During the moratorium, a person may not bum or cause to be burned in a cement kiln hazardous waste, fuel that contains hazardous waste, or fuel produced from one or more hazardous wastes by processing, blending or other treatment."
Kuempel said if a company doesn't have a permit from the Texas Air Control Board before the effective date of the bill. the moratorium will apply. The lawmaker said the legislation was developed to give state lawmakers and regulatory agencies more time to study the relatively new technology of burning hazardous waste in cement kilns.
‘‘We want to take the emotionalism out, go hack and check what can be done and how it should he done and then have the regulations fit the technology," he said.
“I don’t think mosi companies arc out to endanger the environment and I personally think most of them will understand thai we have gen to catch up the regulations to the technology that is already present before thc> can be permitted," Kuempel said.
Kuempel said the legislature must
SAFE calls Lafarge9 s plan (trick9
By STEPHANE FERGUSON
Members bf SAFE acetated die Lafarge and Systech corporations of “trying to pull a trick* on New Braunfels Tuesday when they announced plans to temporarily halt permit applications to store and hum hazardous waste.
“I appreciate, at least. Lafarge has understood the pressure that bu been placed,” said Securing a Future Environment President David Wallace. "SAFE’S positron is dun Lafarge must withdraw their permit.”
Officials of Lafarge Corp. and its subsidiary Systoch Environment Corp. aRKMncod at a past conference Tuesday they would halt the process of try ing to secure permits from the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Air Control Bood to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant while an independent environmental assessment of the proposed project is performed.
Lafarge officials say the environmental assessment will put "all the facts on the table" about the project
develop a strong state policy which addresses such issues as waste tram portal ion. energetic) spill response, testing and review of the hazardous waste burning process and greater citizen involvement in the application process
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NBISD retains superintendent
By operating the miniature golf mid paddleboat concessions itself, Me city’s Ma aid Recienrion Department believes it will nim enough money to provide other anteal improvements a Linde Mi.
Mu Director David Whatley animates the two concessions stiB generate SllOgOOO annually. Of int amount. $91,000 will be ROM on personnel, utilities, supplies aid insurance, along with the concession payment to the city’s general Bind ($30,000). and the rim yea of capitol improvements ($37,000). That would leave $18,010 to be pUced hi the paris improvement fund the first yea of operation. The annuli investment in capita) improvements would drop ador the initial improvements nude.
In October, the parks bood ■Might proposals for the operation of the miniature golf facility aid the pakheboat concessions. Three proposals woe received for golf operation — from New Braunfels Morts, Roger Vann, aid David King. Curtis Schaffer and John Curtis. One was received for ped-dteboa operations — from New Braunfels Resorts.
The bood said it believes that wife the city operating the oonoee-fec concession
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Dissenters critical of contract’s term
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Haw* Editor
New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Bradbcrry was awarded a 5.5-percent raise and his three-year contract extended another year Tuesday by the board of trustees,
In a 5-2 vote. Brad berry’s contract was extended through June 30, 1994. Trustees Ar Ion Hermes and Margie Ka bom voted against the contract, not because of displeasure with Bradbcrry’s performance, but because they said public officials should not be granted extended contracts.
“Certainly in my evaluation of the superintendent I found Mr. Bradberry to be above expectations,” Hermes said. "As I have expressed in previous years I continue to have a concern related to long-term contracts for public officials. I do not believe it’s appropriate for any public official to have a three-year contr aa."
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Students best state average on TAAS
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
New Braunfels ISD students overall scored better than the state average on the recent Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test administered for the first lime in October, it was announced Tuesday
“I think our scores are good," said Mike Fitsko, assistant superintendent for cumculum/msummon. "I think it reflects well on our teachers."
Scores released to the board of trustees during a regular meeting Tuesday revealed the grade levels tested, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh, al) scored above or the same as the state average In only one area — seventh grade reading — did the local scores fall below the state average
"Certainly, that s an awkward age for students,' Fitsko said about the seventh graders.
New Braunfels Middle School Principal Karen Simpson said teachers already are addressing the
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Richards pledges ‘different’ approach
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Ann Richards says her administration will be unlike any that have come before.
Speaking to an inauguration crowd estimated by authorities at 15,000 to 20,000, the Democrat said her term would be one for the htsuxy books.
"Today, the historians will record that a new administration, different from any in the past, began," she said after being sworn in Tuesday as the first woman governor since Miriam
"Ma” Ferguson took the oath on Jan. 17, 1933.
"Twenty or 50 or IOO years horn now, school children are going to open their textbooks — or perhaps switch on their video texts — and they are going to see a picture. They will see us standing proudly on this bright winter noon."
Her inauguration as Texas’ 45th governor followed an early morning prayer service for U.S. troops in the
Persian Gulf and a "People's March" in which Richards led several thousand supporters in a 12-block walk through downtown Austin to the Capitol.
Frequently interrupted by cheers and applause, Richards sounded the "New Texas” theme she used to launch her campaign in June 1989.
"The people of Texas are back, and they’re waiting and they’re watching us,” Richards said.
"Today, we have a vision ut a Texas where opportunity knows no rate, no gender, no color — a glimpse of the possibilities mat can happen in government if we simp!) open the doors and let the people in. Tomorrow, we have to build that Texas."
Richards, who made reform of government ethics a cornerstone of her campaign against Republican Clayton Williams, also renewed her Sa* RICHARDS, Raga 2Art adventure coming ■ to Children’s Museum
Kaleidoscope — a place where co ws can be purple, grass can be orange and trees cot have beautiful pink polka-dotted leaves. The do-it-yourself an adventure for kids only i MMBkids only will be fen. 23-30.