New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Soviets vow to respect Lithuanian parliament
VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. (AP) — In a day of apparent conciliation, a Soviet military official promised not to seize the Lithuanian parliament building and nation* alist officials agreed to hold a referendum on independence.
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Reality sets in on the home front
The lines at first seemed clearly drawn. The allied air force looked strong, the possibility of a swift peace and limited casualties real. But those comfortable lines have already begun to blur.
District 27 season delayed by weather
Today was supposed to mark the start of the District 27 soccer season, but rains in the area have forced the postponement of tonight’s Smithson Valley-Canyon and New Braunfels-San Marcos openers.
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Continued cloudy and cool conditions with scattered showers and a high temperature near 40 arc expected today, with winds from the north to northeast at 10-15 mph. Decreasing cloudiness and a slight decrease in winds overnight should keep the temperature relatively level and give way to a high of 60 for Saturday.
Assault on Iraq continues
Teachers see both , patriotism in students
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Arca teachers and principals are stepping up activities and counseling sessions this week as students* deal with the outbreak of war in the Middle East.
“I think the children are concerned and worried and some of them very apprehensive,” said Barbara Miller, principal at Comal Elementary. Teachers are taking time out to talk to students as necessary, she said.
“Most of the teachers are doing various things. Some are discussing it. We’re trying to identify those children that actually have relatives over there and we’re finding quite a few," said Carl Schurz Elementary Principal Dr. Jane MacDonald.
Patrick Hollis, principal of Smithson Valley Middle School, said the faculty was alerted last week on how to reassure and calm children if war was to break out.
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NBISD to conduct blood drive
Two masters-level counselors will be conducting sessions at Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio, for children and for adults who have relatives or friends involved in the war. Art therapy sessions also will be offered for small children to help them deal with their feelings. The sessions will start Jan. 23 and will continue indefinitely....
Kiwanis Cub members placed flags at various businesses and residences throughout town yesterday and they're willing to leave diem flying throughout this crisis but are asking that folks help them out by taking the flags in at night and replacing them in the mornings....
The Sophienburg Archives, 200 N. Seguin, will be the site of this afternoon’s autograph party honoring Louise Jemigan, Ingeborg Buchholz and Edina Kathryn Hasty, who are responsible for a locally-printed booklet, Viola and Veronica, the Two Sisters of New Braunfels. The book remembers Jemigan’s early years in New Braunfels. Buchholz translated it into German and Hasty provided illustrations. The book was printed in English and German to satisfy visitors from Germany who seek inexpensive souvenirs from here.
The Sophienburg Museum Gift Shop has never had any bodes about New Braunfels in the German language until now. The book is available at the Museum, 401 W. Coll, and at the Archives. Proceeds benefit the Sophienburg. The public is invited to today’s party....
Vehicle window etching, sponsored by the Startzville Business Owners Association and All Star Glass, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 23. At a cost of $12, vehicle identification numbers will be engraved on each window of your car, truck or van to discourage car thefts. Proceeds of about $5 per car will go to the Startzville Business Owners Sports Complex. The etching will be conducted at Auto, Truck A Marine Supply (Bumper to Bumper), 7768 FM 2673 in Startzville ...
The Captain James Jack Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has been invited to a Tea honoring candidates for stale office of the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carter House, 119 Taylor St., San Antonio. RSVP by Jan. 21 to Mrs. Henry O. Guenzel, regent, 625-4931. members and prospective members wishing to go will carpool....
Comal County 4-H and FFA members work all ye. r long for many livestock events, »ut the big daddy of them all is the Junior Livestock Show in March To help earn large payoffs fo. the young exhibitors, the Con si Counter 9TAMMTI8CH, Page I
As a show of support for the U.S. troops in the midst of war, the New Braunfels Independent School District is sponsoring a special blood drive Monday, Jan. 21, at the Education Center, located at Mill and Academy streets.
“We’re encouraging our employees to give blood for Operation Desert Storm and also inviting anybody in
the community to come,” said school nurse Susan Bell.
The drive is slated from 2 to 8 p.m.
“We just thought that this might be a way that we could sort of help out in the war effort," she said. “We’re supporting them and also our hospitals here in the slates.”
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Smith expects quick conclusion
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
U.& Rep. Lamar Smith is predicting the war in Saudi Arabia will last only a few more days, but the need for troops’ presence in the Middle East could continue for months.
“I think the war will just be a few days, but that there will be a continued need for allied troops presence in the
Middle East for some months to come until stability returns to the region,"
said Smith, who represents the 21st District of Texas which includes Comal County.
In a telephone interview from Washington, Smith said Thur sday the mood on Capitol Hill was that of
A row of flags adorns Wsstsmsr Cantor on Now Braunfels' Landa
Street as the world focuses on war in the Middle East (Photo by Erik
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Liberation (will take some time Bush says
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush said today the allied military effort against Iraq is proceeding well. but cautioned that it "will take some time’’ to complete the task of liberal ing Kuwait, adding, "war is never cheap or easy."
Bush also said he appreciated Israel’s restraint in not retaliating for Iraqi missile attacks overnight.
He said that from the beginning Israel had shown "great understanding” about U.S. security and political interests Since Iraq’s overnight attack on Israel, Bush has worked to maintain the unusual anti-Iraq coalition, which includes a number of prominent Arab slates.
"This coalition is not going to fall apart,’* Bush said.
As Operation Desert Storm th un dered into its second full day today, waves of U.S. warplanes took to the skies before dawn. However, two squadrons of F-l 6A fighter bombers returned to the largest U.S. air base in Saudi Arabia on Friday morning without having dropped any bombs.
"The weather was bad in the target area so they were not able to expend" their bombs, said Ll. Col. Tom Webster of the Air National Guard.
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Rains trigger some flash floods in area
From STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Heavy rains triggered flash flooding and the Seguin Police Department was advising some residents to get out of their homes early today, while some roads in the San Antonio area were flooded.
Forecasters also warned of possible flash flooding across a vast area of North Texas and across most of Southeast Texas.
Comal County seems to have been spared the worst effects of the heavy rains, although low-water crossings should be approached with caution.
Authorities said Farm Road 725 was closed because of high water between Interstate IO and Farm Road 78 arui said Farm Road 78 was closed from Marion to Farm Road 744.
Portions of Farm Road 1044 and Farm Road 20 in Guadalupe County were closed due to flooding, officials said.
Persons along Walnut Branch in the Apache Addition and along Geronimo Creek in Elmwood Estates in Seguin were warned of rising water, but no
PEC provides tips for power interruptions
Because electric companies experience their peak demands for service during the winter, cold weather increases the potential for overloading conditions. These conditions can result in power interruptions. However, customer actions can help shorten the duration an interruption, according to a tip sheet distributed by Pedemales Electric Cooperative.
The first action is to make sure the power interruption is not a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. Also, check with a neighbor served by a different transformer to determine if they, too, are without power.
If it is determined a power interruption has occurred, note the time it happened and turn off all electrical appliances. This is particularly important for mqjor energy users such as heating units, ranges and water healers. Then call your electric company or cooperative office to report the interruption.
Remember, in the event of a major interruption, several hundred people could be without power and they may also be calling. Be patient; telephone lines may be busy, and the chances are good that the electric company already has been notified of the power interruption.
lf you do all, provide your full name and address, the time the power interruption occurred and any information that might be needed, such as if power lines are down or if your neighbors have power.
When power is restored, wail 20 or 30 minutes before turning the healing unit back on. Allow it to cycle off before turning your water healer on. Continue to leave non-essential appliances off for at least one hour, then turn them on one at a time. This will help prevent another interruption from occurring.
water was reported to have entered any homes. A dispatcher at Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department said no one outside the Seguin city limits had to be evacuated.
A spokesman at Seguin EMS said
there are still some low water crossings that cannot be crossed, bul at 9:30 a rn., the creek hadn’t risen for more than an hour.
A Comal County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher said this morning that
no roads had been closed, although a low-water crossing warning had been placed near Comal Elementary School.
New Braunfels Utilities and Peeler nales Electric Cooperative reported no
major outages overnight.
Officials said flooding in the San Antonio area was reported in Alamo Heights and along Salado Creek near a recreational vehicle park.
At San Antonio, 1.80 inches of rain fell between midnight and 6 a.m. and 3.2 inches fell at Live Oak and 2.75 inches at Converse.
Officials said Jones Malts berger Street in Alamo Heights was under water.
The flash flood watch for North Texas was south of a line from Clarksville to Weatherford lo Ballinger. It included the cities of Sulphur Springs. Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Athens, Palestine, Lufkin, Corsicana, Waco and the Dalias-Fon Worth metroplex.
The other flash flood watch covered Southeast Texas. South Central Texas and the Hill Country.
Rainfall amounts rn the area covered by the flash flood watches could reach 2-3 inches forecasters said.
Lows tofughi will be in the 20s across West Texas.
Opposition to Lafarge, fire district among ballot topics
Taking a count of stargazers is Ruth Landsberg, planetarium coordinator at Discovery Hall in Austin. Groups of students at Memorial Primary then entered the portable, inflatable planetarium for an educational trip to the stars. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
New Braunfels and Comal County voters will be called on Saturday to make several decisions.
City residents are encouraged to participate in a non-binding referendum authorizing and funding the fight against efforts to store and bum hazardous waste at a local cement kiln.
In calling the election, the city limited ii to “the expenditure of city funds, and the method of obtaining such funds, in order to oppose the application of Systech Environmental Corporation and/or Lafarge Corporation to obtain special permits to store and/or bum hazardous wastes.”
The propositions include:
• Number I, in which citizens are asked to vote for or against the city's
opposition to the application;
• Number 2, which encourages limiting the fight to legislative relief;
• Number 3, which authorizes the expenditure of city reserves to fund the fight;
• Numbers 4 through 6, which authorize the raising of funds through varied methods of taxation.
Voters in the city of New Braunfels may cast their ballots between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the following polling places:
District I —Lone Sui School, 144 N. Hidalgo.
District 2 — First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall (enter on Mill Street), 572 W. San Antonio.
District 3 — New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard.
District 4 — Eagles Hall, 257 E.
County voters wilt go to the polls Saturday to determine the fate of a rural fire prevention disUtct in the Canyon Lake Startzville arca and an emergency services district in lite Bulverde-Sprmg Branch ai ca.
lf die voters in the Canyon Luke Startzville area approve the creation of Rural Fire Prevention District #4 the property owners in the ai ea can be taxed up lo 3 cents per SKX) property valuation
Voters in that area will vote from 7 a rn to 7 p.m at Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station #1 in Canyon City, FM 306 and rn Sum Cafe in Startzville.
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