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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels TUESDAY July 3, 2001 12 pages in 2 sections 12 pages in 2 sectuHerald-Zeitung / mm .    '■    Ii    ? Vol. 150, No. 200Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Krause’s opening delayed —just for a day K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung New Krause’s owner Charlie Kubesch chats with former Krauser’s owner Mildred Krause about the restaurant, which is expected to re-open today. By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer Monday was a disappointment for the Krause’s regulars who were looking forward to the reopening of the New Braunfels cafe. People who arrived for breakfast Monday morning were greeted with locked door and a sign, “Sorry for the inconvenience, until city gives approval, we are unable to open to the public. Thanks, new management.” So there was no early morning cof fee game, no Mexican scrambled eggs — at least not on Monday. But the good news is that the cafe, 148 W. Castell Ave., is expected to be open this morning, for breakfast, at 6:30 a.m. The delay? Just resolving minor health-inspection related problems. “Nothing major,” new manager Charlie Kubesch said. “But the health inspector (Joe Lara) wanted them fixed before we opened — and I can understand that.” Kubesch said he planned to operate through lunch his first day in business and then open for the entire day on the Fourth of July. “We’ll be fully staffed by then,” he said. “I’m working on that issue right now.” City health inspector Joe Lara said the problem arose when Krause’s Cafe, an established restaurant, closed and reopened. The state’s food code changed in 1988, he said, and existing restaurants were given an exemption. “But once the restaurant changed hands See KRAUSE’S/3A Westside center breaking ground in patriotic styleBreaking ground WHAT: Groundbreaking WHERE: Westside Community Center, 2910 South Interstate Highway 35 WHEN: 9 a.m. Wednesday DIRECTIONS: From West San Antonio Street, make a right Krueger Lane. The grounds are at Krueger and the access road on Interstate 35 South. By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer The Westside Community Center celebrates its official groundbreaking ceremony as the nation celebrates its birthday. On Wednesday, the center will break ground with an hour-long ceremony including food and patriotism, Dr. Carlos Campos said. “A lot of people asked why we chose to break ground on the Fourth of July, and I can think ofEditorial/6A nothing more fitting,” Campos said. “It’s the day we celebrate the creed of our nation. ‘All men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ “And that’s what the Westside Center is all about. These people want the chance to pursue their right to be happy and make better fives for themselves.” The Westside Community Center is the dream of many people and became possible through their volunteer efforts, he said. The results of those efforts start to become a reality with the groundbreaking. Campos said the founders of the Westside Center planned a huge celebration to mark the official groundbreaking for the non-profit center. See CENTER/3AInside Abby...............................5A Classifieds.......................4-6B Comics..............................3B Crossword........................5A Forum.................................6A Local/Metro........................4A Movies.................................5A Obituaries...........................3A Sports...........................1-2,    4B Today.................................2A Key Code 76 Rain strikes More wet stuff predicted through mid-week CHRIS PACE/Herald-Zeitung Jacob Hubble pitches a ball Monday during a game of “hat catch” baseball at thge Little League Loop 337 Fields while Logan and Mary Kate Machalec look on. The weather threatened to put a damper on Monday night’s Little League game but stopped short of raining out the game. From staff and wire reports More wet weather could be in store as a strong chance for thunderstorms stretches into mid-week over much of Texas. The forecast for North Texas calls for partly cloudy skies Tuesday with a slight chance of thunderstorms and lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Highs should be in the lower to mid-90s. The chance for thunderstorms continues a trend of wet weather that started during the weekend. In the first day of July, parts of North Texas had received more than their share of rainfall for the month. On Sunday, 3.83 inches of rain fell. The normal amount for the entire month is 2.31 inches. South Texas was also doused with much-needed rainfall over the weekend. The New Braunfels Municipal Airport reported .52 inch Sunday while downtown New Braunfels received between 1.6 and 2.1 inches, the National Weather Service reported Monday. Showers and thunderstorms should continue today but high pressure building in from the northwest should put an end to them by mid-week, forecasters said. City gives Rosedale owner one more month By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer The New Braunfels Building Standards Commission postponed action on Rosedale Apartments for one month on Monday. The delay will give the owner one more chance to develop a plan to tear down the buildings. Commissioners also asked the city building inspector to re-inspect the property at Rosedale Avenue and South Krueger Avenue to make sure it was free from trespassers. “This one’s been on the books a long time,” Chairman Shawn Rutledge. “I think we need to see it inspected again before we make a decision. I also think we need a public hearing to get as much information as we can.” Although owner Dan Cater told members that he hired someone to patrol the buildings daily, City Sanitarian Joe Lara said that one of the buildings showed signs of entry earlier on Monday. Fire Marshal Elroy Friesen-hahn said the buildings had fire and safety hazards. This past year, city inspectors found 151 health and safety violations at Rosedale, a low-income complex in the city’s West End. The violations forced the city to move residents out. Real estate developer Ron Krape of the Magi Company plans to build townhouses on the property. However, Krape the company could not afford to raze all the buildings at once. His plan, he said, was to tear down a few buildings, rebuild with townhouses. Then, once the townhouses were leased, to tear down other buildings and re-build. District I Councilwoman Sonia Munoz said, “I hope the neighbors, the entire community come out and support what the city is trying to do here. The city has given all the reasons to demolish those buildings .... I hope the public will show their visible support for tearing the apartments down at the next meeting.” SOURCE: Guidant Inc.    AP Cheney returns to work wired and ready to go Pacemaker technology Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart pacemaker that includes a defibrillator to control an irregular, rapid heartbeat. The pacemaker is a small battery-run computer placed under the skin. Wires from the device are threaded through veins and carry electrical pulses to regulate the heart. computer A rapid and uncontrolled heart rate can become life threatening, but a defibrillating pacemaker monitors the heart and corrects any abnormal beat. Such pacemakers have a failure rate of only about 2 percent. Ventricle “We think with coal as abundant as it is in the United States, there’s enough here to last us several hundred years,” he told WWVA in Wheeling, W.Va. Cheney quarterbacked the administration’s development of a national energy strategy, which was released in May. A dual-purpose pacemaker was implanted in Cheney’s chest in an hourlong procedure Saturday at George Washington University Hospital. The device works like any other pacemaker, ensuring that his heart does not beat too slowly. When it detects the beat slowing below a certain level, it sends a mild electric charge to pace the beat at a minimum level. More dramatically, if the heart suddenly surges to a dangerous, high-speed beat, the defibrillator kicks in. It sends an electrical jolt to the lower chamber of the heart and causes it to slow down. Sometimes this will cause the heart to slow too much, and that is when the pacemaker turns on and adjusts the rhythm. Aides went out of their way to paint Cheney’s first day back on the job as typical. By Scott Lindlaw Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney waded back into energy policy, national security and U.S.-China relations on Monday, undaunted by the new pacemaker in his chest. He flashed an “OK” sign when asked how he felt two days after it    was implanted. Cheney said in an Oval Office session with President Bush he was “a CHENEY    little sore in    the shoulder,” but added, “It’ll pass.” The vice president said little with reporters present, but at midday he took to the nation’s airwaves to defend the administration’s energy strategy, conducting a series of radio interviews meant to boost its prospects in Congress. “Our way of life depends on having adequate supplies of energy and affordable energy,” Cheney told WHAM in Rochester, N.Y. ;