New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, Jan, 25, 1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years U Home of ELISE KEOGHAN
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
Hic New Braunfels Herald-/rifting extends the following birthday wishes to; Alans Fest, John Daniel Meyer (11 years!), Nicole Cole, Eli.sc Kcoghan, William Robert Feltner (three years!, belated), Maria Juarez, Brenda Trejo.
Happy Anniversary to Ruben & lima Madrid (20 years!).
Third Doll & Toy Show date is changed
The Third Annual Doll & Toy Show at the New Braunfels Civic Center will be moving to a new date Saturday, ( ch. 11
The event will be held from 9 a m. to 4 p.m.
The agenda for the show will remain the same. A raffle of several beautiful and valuable dolls is held at 4 p.m. with proceeds going to the Comal County Children’s Shelter.
For more information, call Dorothy 625-3245
Cinderella to be cast Monday, Jan. 30
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Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are all woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, presented by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. This original adaptation is a musical production which features 50 local children from k thru 12th grades
Tickets are available at the Children’s Museum or during rehearsals at the civic center (after 4 p.m. daily, Monday. Jan 30.-Friday, Fob 3)
Proceeds will benefit the Children's Museum, New Braunfels Art League scholarship fund and other local charities*
Auditions w ill be held Mon., Jan 30 at 4 15 p.m. at the civic center. Fifty parts for students grades k thru 12th will he cast.
For more information, call Jean Wilson at 609-0454.
FPO Youth Choir are taking orders for Super Subs
The members of the High School Youth ( ouneil of First Protestant Church are taking orders for Super Sub Sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday.
Sales proceeds will be used to support FPC Youth Projects and the S O.S., Inc. Community Food Bank
Cost per 12-inch sandwich is $6. Send your order (with payment) to: SUPER SUB SANDWICH, I list Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130. Sandwiches can be picked up after the 10:30 service, Jan. 29 (Super Bowl Sunday).
Meet the Teacher night set at NBHS
lire New Braunfels High School PT A will host "Meet the Teacher Night" on Thursday,
Jan. 26 at 7 p m ( lass presidents will be discussing (Jueen of Heart activities and tickets foi the "Fun Night Dinner" will he on sale. For more information, call 625-6271, ext IS
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Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Front end collision
A collision between two vehicles took place on Scwab Roar! onp milp north of 1-35. yesterday at approximately 7:50 a.m. near an "S" curve where, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials, the morning sun interfered with tho vision of one drive while another driver, moving in the opposite direction, was close to the center stripe. A 1983 Ford Ranger, driven by Em Mooney of New Braunfels collided with John R. Mellyn of New Braunfels. Mooney was treated and released at the scene while Mellyn was not injured.
Bill Brown no longer in need of bottled water
Test results give go ahead for water fountains to be used again at school
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Students anil teachers at Bill Brown Elementary arc no longer using bottled water.
The company that originally installed the water system, Spaw Glass, fulfilled their agreement with the school district to replace components of the system.
“ I hey changed the filters, put in new filters and flush lines," said Maintenance Director Roy Linnartz.
Bill Brown water fountains and bathroom faucets were shut down last year in response to lead being found in certain tests conducted by the state. Although water fountains tested clear, they were closed as a precaution.
The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission office tested again following the repairs in December. Test results received this month gave the go ahead for faucets to be turned on.
Spaw-Glass agreed to replace the pipes although they maintain the problem originated with the soil and sediment
which settled in the pipes.
Drug checkpoints closer to reality
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Highway checkpoints are moving closer to implementation, and if the Stale Legislature
moves some sort of relation througn. .lie k tkmihs could become common on Texas roadways.
Just last week, the Third C ourt of Appeals of Texas tn Austin affirmed the conviction of Vic-toriano Gonzalez, caught w itll 90 pounds of marijuana in Comal C ounty as part of a checkpoint conducted by the Alamo Area Narcotics Task I one in December of |U92.
Although officers did not actually stop the man at the checkpoint, they did apprehend him after he made an illegal U-turn on Interstate 35 and led them on a high-speed chase. Search, seizure and arrest followed.
District Attorney Bill Kennel said the checkpoint proved effective, mainly through a sign prior to the actual checkpoint which stated, "Narcotics Checkpoint Ahead. Drive Safely." Many
Affirmation of local case clears way for possible legislation allowing checkpoints
would make illegal tunis before the checkpoints, allow mg of ficers to detain them on traffic violations.
Officials stopped the checkpoints, however, to wait t n »h • outcome of court challenges.
‘We w. re basically waiting for an opinion of some kin ! on this." said Reinter. "We didn’t want to do something that was fruitless."
Reinter says court decisions have affirmed the legality of checkpoints. The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Michigan rule allowing checkpoints, hut only through certain set standards.
Another appellate court in Texas ruled that checkpoints could be applied, but only through standards set by a "Politically Accountable Governing Body."
Reimer said police organizations, distnct attorney offices, the Department of Public Safety and others have all sent proposals to the Legislature this session. An assistant in Rep. Edmund Kuem-pel’s office said attorneys arc currently reviewing a proposal, hut any committee hearing would riot come for at least a month.
Many might argue that checkpoints point society toward a police state, or that it violates constitutional rights of private property.
Reimer says drug traffickers arc "taking advantage of taxpayer property,” bv using highways to transport drugs When people obtain a driver’s license, they agree not to violate certain laws. V\ by not include transporting drugs, he said.
Reimer says the standards would not allow long stops, courts have allowed anywhere from
two minutes or less. Officers could not hold someone for search unless there were some probable cause and a search, if alerted by a police dog. could not happen without a magistrate’s authority. A
“You can’t just go rummaging through someone's suitcase." said Reimer.
It Sumner Bowen of the A ANTP said some kind of option is needed. With the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, drug traffic is increasing. Lt Bowen said many of their big drug busts often have a “luck" factor involved.
"Checkpoints can he very disruptive (for drug traffic),” he said. "They can throw well-placed operations out of sine.”
He admitted, however, that checkpoints will also put the spotlight on officers and their behavior.
That’s the reason we have to he careful how it s written." he said. "Police officers get in trouble because they abuse the nghts given to them.”
Local teacher faces uphill climb back to recovery
By RICHARD STONE
Special to the Herald 2
Paula Warlike inst wanted a quick ride home from the Baylor/Texas A&M game last October.
Instead, the 1977 A&M alumnus and mother of three, faces years of rehabilitation to recover f rom the injuries she sustained when the private plane in which she was riding crashed on take-off from I asterwood Airport iii C allege Station.
I let injuries included a variety of broken bones ribs, right clavicle, left cheekbone and shoulder blade. A lung was punctured. Her left elbow was crushed. Her neck was broken and she suf fered serious head injuries She mummed iii a coma for 25 days.
The bones will knit eventually but she will take a long tune to recover from the head injuries.
I he prognosis on her physical recovery is very good but we’ll just have to wait and see about the rest of it," said her physician, lh Alex Willingham, at the Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital iii San Antonio. " I he problems remaining for Paula are mainly in the cognitive arena she ll have to ic learn basic life* skills That encompass i a lot of things like problem solving ti .I prioritizing, task sequencing, judgnit ca memory storage and retrieval It sill >.* difficult fbi her to
organize a list of tasks and put it in the pioper order ”
Dr. Willingham explained that simple tasks like boiling an egg will be difficult for Paula. “You know you have to have boiling water and an egg but which older does it all go in? lf you put the egg on the burner before you put the water in the pan, you’ll have a mess.”
Because of these cognitive problems, it will be some time if ever before Paula can return to work teaching at Bill Brown Elementary School in the Comal Independent School Distnct. Her doctor said, "The return-to-work issue is very guarded. Certainly not this academic year."
The first six months of her recovery are critical. What cognitive skills she does not recover during that time will have to he compensated for through a v ariety of coping skills. Beginning in January, Paula will Ik* treated at Warm Spiings five days a week, being taught those coping skills. Rehabilitation is expected to take up to two years.
I he real road is just beginning foi Paula,” said her doctor.
"A lot of the real work will have to take place at home, f ortunately, her family is very supportive. They'vc been very vigi lant ”
Paula is the daughter of Joe aud Mary Nell Kirtle and is a native of Belton. Joe is the superintendent of the Belton Indepen-
dent School District and has been a member of the Belton Lions Club since 1961, serving as president during 1967. Mary Nell is a retired school teacher. Paula graduated from Belton High School in 1973 and was Lion Sweetheart her senior year.
Carl, Paula's husband, played for the Aggies football team from 1973-1975. He is a 1975 graduate of Texas A&M and is employed as a project coordinator for Shannon-Monk, Inc., a construction company iii San Antonio Paula and Carl have three children, Travels 14, Oasis 12, and Jay 8 I heir home is in Bulverde.
To assist her family, the Belton I ions Club has established a fund to help defray the tremendous, ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs. Contributions are taxdeductible and may be sent to The Bellon Lions foundation, Paula Warlike fund. c o the Belton I ions ( lub, P.O. Box 946,
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Kahlig suit may be nearing end
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The lawsuit Gary Kahlig brought against Mayor Paul E. Fraser tor election fraud may be close to a resolution. Today in District Court a summary judgment will be passed on the suit Hie judge will make a ruling determining the suit’s merits.
The suit asks that either I) Kahlig be declared the winner of the election or 2) the election be declared void and a new election held The other possible outcome of today's judgment is that the suit will be found invalid.
"I think the ruling will show that the suit is meritorious,” said Kahlig.
"I’m confident that we’re going to be successful today, and certainly hope that we are," said I raser.
Kahlig filed the lawsuit Friday, June IO, 1994, agaist f raser In the suit he alleged that election irregularities had made the May 7 election invalid. Among the allegations were that illegal votes had been cast for Fraser in the Dist 4 election Kahlig ran against I laser in that distnct.
Murder Mystery Weekend at the Prince Solms Inn!
Met ald /athing photographer Michael Darnall and his wife, Martha, captured on film the events of last weekend during the Prince Solms Inn’s Murder Mystery Weekend a classic 'whodunnit' experience
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