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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Major League Nationals lose to Segui 40 1 so-'^    *ol6 _ ' Hi New Braunfels IM) CENTS 14 Pages in one section ■ July 7,1993Herald -Zeitung 3    Serving    Comal    County    ■ Home of Ronald W. Skelton ■ Vol. 141, No. 163 HenddZmtong photo by JOHN HUSETH Dog obedience class Instructor Stephanie Heinrich (left) with help from her dog Huger, conducts a Dog Obedience Class Tuesday night at the Landa Park Recreation Center. The classes are held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In front of the Rec Center. involved. If the judge say he can sit in as a holdover, so be it,” said Benitez. Benitez said he prefers Goodbread not be allowed to sit in as a holdover until the larger lawsuit, questioning Goodbread’s eligibility to sit on the council at all, is settled. Bremer testified he was only interested in finding out if Goodbread was qualified and had nothing against the man himself. Bremer said the city could suffer harm if Goodbread were allowed to sit on the council now and was later found to be ineligible. “One citizen has already challenged the situation,” he said. “The potential (harm) is everything.” Moore testified the council had canvassed and approved both the election for the term limitation amendment and Goodbread’s seat. Canyon Lake man still missing ByJENMFER ROMP EL Staff Writer Comal County sheriffs deputies are continuing to investigation to search for a man who may have drowned in Canyon Lake on Saturday. Gregory Roland Sam sci, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was at Comal Park with friends this weekend and was reported missing, said deputies. He was last seen at 9 p.m. Saturday. Efforts to find the man will continue today. Deputies stopped their diving search Monday at approximately 4 p.m. Bremer said divers checked ledges around the lake Monday. He added that efforts to do more extensive diving were difficult because trout lines made it difficult for divers to see. According to reports, deputies have no witnesses who can say Samsel actually entered the water. “Nobody will swear the guy went into the water. We don’t know exactly what we’re looking for,” said Bremer. According to deputies, police will now watch the surface of the water for Samsel’s body. Deputies say Samsel and his girlfriend were staying at the park and had left to go to San Antonio shortly after Samsel allegedly went into the water. Reports show the group spent the night at the park and did not call to report Samsel missing until 9 a.m. Sunday. STAMMTISCHU.S. v- -OLYMPIC ► FESTIVAL July 23-Aug. I San Antonio)Comal County ACS planning big gala The American Cancer Society is planning their biggest fundraising event of the season. Reservations for the Starlight Gala, scheduled for Aug. 13 are now being accepted. The public is invited and monies raiskl from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County. For more information, call 629-5717. (Th* Hew Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Invites Its readers to submit items to SkmmUsch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, “StammJlsch " represents a sitting place fir member! of the community lo gather and share the day’s happenings We invite you to share with us.) World-class athletes coming to test local waters By ROBERT STEWART Spacial to tha Hfakj-Zahung The U.S. Olympic Festival, with events scheduled at Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River, is set to be held July 23, according to Billy Dees, area venue manager for the lake and river. “We’ll be holding at the lake, sailing competition (men and women), rowing (men and women), canoe-kayaking sprints (men and women),” he said. Guadalupe River Whitewater events, which are free to the public, will be held at Lazy LAL Campground "provided we have water,” he said “We're looking at about 350 athletes and some where in the neighborhood of600-700 volunteers and we've already sold over 1,000 tickets. The only two sports that you can purchase a ticket to are at the lake and that is for the rowing and the canoe/kayak sprint." All other events are free, including Whitewater events and sailing. "We're expecting to have 2,000 paid spectators coming up to watch at the lake," he added. The event on the river consists of 25 gates that the athletes must maneuver their craft through downstream and then upstream The races are electronically timed. The U.S. Olympic Festival is a training event for American athletes preparing for the next Olympics. "We really dont have any foreign countries involved even though there arc rumors that there may be some Canadians and some from Mexico," Dees said. "They divide the country up into four regions and each one has their coaches. They come here, they practice, they train, and hopefully they will make it to the Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta. There is a good strong possibility that a lot of the athletes you see here in San Antonio and here at the lake you will also see in the *96 Olympics." A good flow for the Whitewater event is 650-950 cubic feet per second. Dees said negotiations have been taking plaoe with the Guadalupe-Blanoo River Authority and Corps of Engineers regarding river flow. The base of operations on the lake will be in Hancock at Canyon Lake Marina and Canyon Park. The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce will be in charge of concession stands and the VIP tent. "Overall, they're expecting somewhere in the neighborhood of a half millions viewers," Dees said. "They're expecting somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 million new dollars to be generated off this event. We're looking at bringing in possibly 2,000 people. They didn't have 2,000 people at the last Olympics to watch rowing So we're proud about that." INSIDE Obituaries.............2 Opinion...............4 Cuisine...............6 Sports.............10-11 Classifieds.........12-14 Goodbread hearing rescheduledBirthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Matt Pfannstiel, Mary Rubio, Scott Voges, John Montanez, Jason Farmer, Albert Friesenhahn, Jesse Dominguez, Robin Constance, Ray Rosales (belated), Hector Rivera (belated), Delia Rivera (belated), Happy Anniversary to Hilmer and Norma Remmler.FBC Canyon Lake ‘Summershine’ set "Summershine" will be the theme for Vacation Bible School, set for July 12 through 16 at First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake. Activities and study are planned for children age three through sixth grade. Featured will be Bible stories and study, crafts, and much more as the carnival theme "Summershine" fun continues through the week. Gordon Hightower, Pastor, and Janet Curtis, VBS extend to everyone an invitation. Parents arc welcome. For further information, call 964-3457.Women in Business meeting scheduled Canyon Lake Women in Business will hold its next meeting 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. tomorrow at the Woodlands Country Club in Canyon Lake. Guest speaker will be Ken Stewart of the Small Business Adminstration. Guests are welcome. Please contact Pam Welch for reservations at 899-3458. ByJENMFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels city council members and area residents will have to wait until Monday to find out whether or not council member James Goodbread can take his seat as a holdover candidate as an at-large council member.. A hearing was held Thursday to determine Goodbread’s eligibility as a holdover council member. However, the judge delayed making a decision until Monday morning. Both attorneys are being allowed time to submit briefs to the judge explaining their positions. Judge James Myers, who heard the case, determined the main issue at question is whether or not a identifiable position exists in which Goodbread can act as holdover. Bremer and Benitez’s attorney Ken Brazle argued because Goodbread is an at-large candidate, there is not an identifiable position for a holdover candidate. Witnesses in the hearing included city attorney Barry Moore, and council members Butch Benitez and Dan Bremer. Benitez told the court the reason he has questioned Goodbread’s eligibility is because Goodbread is not only the candidate whose overall eligibility is being questioned but also the possible holdover candidate. He said he would not have a problem if these were different people. “There is no other council member Davis is new advertising director From staff reportsSymphony Guild memberships The New Braunfels Chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild urges everyone to support Maestro Akira Endo and the symphony in their 1993-94 “Enchanting Season.” Memberships are available in two categories — SI 5 for active and $25 for associate. For more information call 625-0221 or 625-64 ll.Canoeing course pro-registration The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer. Session II runs July 31 and Aug. I. Pre-registration is required and will be taken at the parks office. For more information call 629-PARK. Paul Davis has been named Advertising Director for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. The announcement was made by David Sultans, Publisher of the Herald-Zeitung. Davis comes to the Herald-Zeitung from the San Antonio Light, where he was in charge of that newspaper's Alternate Delivery Program. Davis has more than 17 years newspaper experience, both at the community level and at a major metro daily newspaper. Davis joined the Herald Newspaper Group in Universal City in August 1976 after a 22-year career in the Air Force. At the Herald Newspaper Group, after beginning his newspaper career as an advertising sales representative, he served as circulation manager, public relations director, advertising director, general manager, and publisher. Davis joined the San Antonio Light in December of 1989 where he was instrumental in developing and imple- Paul Davis menting the Alternate Delivery Program for that newspaper. Davis is active in several civic organizations that include Past President and current director of the Randolph Field Area Rotary Club. He is also a past chairman of the board for the Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce. Davis is married to the former Eliz-abeth-Louise Foster of Molokai, Hawaii. They have six children and eight grandchildren. Rompel named to Herald-Zeitung editorial staff From staff rsports Jennifer Rompel is the newest member of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung editorial staff and her philosophy about journalism mirrors the newspaper’s focus on local news. Her addition to the staff was announced last week by Managing Editor Mark Lyon. “I think when you work in a small town, it’s important to remember that you’re a part of the community and you’re there to serve the community,” said Rompel. “I think you should always have compassion — when you don’t, it’s time to find another job. People need to know you care.” Rompel comes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung from the McKinney Courier Gazette where she spent a year and a half as the county reporter. Her “beat” included Commissioners Court, the Sheriffs Office, District Attorney and District Courts and social services agencies. “One of my favorite assignments was covering three of the Krissi Lynn Caldwell trials,” said Rompel. “I was able to interview Robert Anthony Gon zalez, her high school boyfriend and co-defendant. Rompel graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Journalism and English with a minor in Art. Her experience also includes working as a reporter, copy editor and editor of the Pine Log student newspaper and serving an internship with the News and Information Office at the university. "I'm excited to have someone with Jennifer's ability working for the Herald-Zeitung," said Managing Editor Mark Lyon. "She is seasoned, aggressive, and has a great knowledge of her job. We’re glad to have her aboard." Rompel also wrote for the alumni magazine and was a general assignment reporter at the Saginaw Times Record during summers and vacations from school. She was recognized for her professional skills when her articles were included in the National College Newspaper and she was awarded first place for her front page layout, third place for her photo page layout and honorable mention for her spot news story by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. Jennifer Rompel “I’m happy to be in New Braunfels,” Rompel said. “I’m going to make my home here so I won’t be a short-timer. I would appreciate any story ideas and helpful information from the community.” Rompel is a newlywed, the wife of Alan Rompel, Jr. who works with his father at the family business, New Braunfels Feed and Supply where she said you can buy “everything!” For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144 ;