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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY County residents volunteer for festival - Se COUNTDOWN: 504 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 March 21,1995 New Braunfels EL PASO, Tx 79903 22 Pages in two sections ■ July 25,1993 Herald -Zeitung 393    Serving    Comal    County    ■ Home of DIRK R. DAVIDEK ■ Vol. 141, No. 176 INSIDE Weather/water.........2A Letters to editor.......SA Opinion..............4A Sports................7A People...............1B STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Jeff Hand, Scot and Heidi Weishar, Leo Schmidt, Tammy Braune, Matthew Hansbauer, Monday — Debbie Temple, Danny Ray Stephens, Irene Torres, Mary Ortiz; belated —r Sarah ‘Lynette’ Paradez, Russell Gale Erben, Krystal Fay Gutierrez, LeoSchmidL Happy anniversary to Ray and Lucille Rosales. Comal County ACS planning big gala The public is invited to the American Cancer Society of Comal County's Summer Starlight Gala on Aug. 13. Tuxedos are not required. All reservations must be mae by Friday, July 30. Please call 629-5717 for reservations and informations. Major credit cards accepted. Rivercrest Night Out slated Aug. 3 The Rivercrest Heights Neighborhood Association will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park. Decorations should be in plaoe by 6 p.m. for judging. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a special visit from Toby Tuber." Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the fun and good times. Texas Tech send off scheduled Aug. I The annual hamburger cookout, hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex-Student Association, will be held in honor of all freshmen attending Texas Tech. All family and friends are invited to attend Sunday, Aug: I at the Riverwalk on the Wurstfest grounds. Social begins at 5 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is S5 for adults and S2.50 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund. RSVP by calling 629-2163 (Mike Doherty) or 625-7551 (work) or Peggy Morris at 625-9638. ‘Party off the Century’ planned ffor Aug. 28 The Comal County Fair Association Scholarship Fund will hold a 100th Anniversary Gala "Party of the Century" at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are SI5 which includes barbecue dinner and dance. Music will be provided by County Line. Call a Fair director or Drover for tickets, or Jayne E. at 625-6916 or 620-6632. Proceeds from the dinner and dance will benefit the scholarship fund. A variety of items will be auctioned off by both silent and live auction. Correction In Wednesday's Cuisine section of the Herald-Zeitung, a recipe for Lemon Sherbet should have called for 2 quarts of whole milk instead of 2 cups. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch“ represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings We invite you to share with us.) Printed on recycled paper NE Police investigating series of car burglaries By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels Police are investigating a rash of burglaries of motor vehicles committed in the Schlitterbahn Waterpark parking lots last week. Reports show at least ll burglaries of motor vehicles occurred at or near the water park’s parking lots. Police say all of the cars seem to have been broken into in the same manner. The method they used hadn’t been used around here lately,” said Capt. Ray Douglas, of the NBPD criminal investigation division. The suspects allegedly broke door handles and key holes on the driver’s side of the cars. Douglas said it is possible more than one burglar was involved and that the group may have been from out of town. Most of the cars in the reports were pickups, vans and Suburbans and all belonged to out-of-town visitors. Douglas said it was unusual to have so many in one given area. Bubble fun Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Justin Watson wows a few on-lookers with a giant bubble during a party at th# Dlttllngsr Memorial Library Thursday following the and of the Summer Reading Program In which 400 kids, kindergarten through sixth grsde^slgnsd up for special programs held weekly at the library. Herald-Zeitung survey results indicate alcohol not wanted on river From staff reports A reader survey, "Should Alcohol be banned on the Guadalupe River," published on page 4A in last week's Herald-Zeitung brought about a rousing response from the newspaper's readers, according to Managing Editor Mark Lyon. The final vote count was taken Friday morning, Lyon said, and the results were I ll in fever of banning alcohol on the Guadalupe River and five against. "The survey was only a part of our efforts to let readers become more involved with their newspaper," said Lyon. "And we are pleased with the number of people who did respond. I suspect there are many more readers who feel strongly one way or another on this particular issue who did not respond and therefore 111 remind our readers that this is not scientific, only a reader survey. But it is interesting to see other points of views from people who see things very differently." Lyon said the Herald-Zeitung will include the survey on a weekly basis (Sundays) with a different question being featured each week. Some of the responses from this week's survey were as follows; "Alcohol is the source of most of the problems for law enforcement and landowners and taxpayers pay ■ See this week's question, Page 4A_ the price."... "Our state and national parks do not allow alcohol and it has not reduced the number of family visitors, just those who are looking for a place to get drunk and lawless. Bring back the families."..... "People get too drunk and litter the river. They use foul language and expose themselves to family members." Those who spoke in favor of alcohol on the river said "Yes, let's keep beer on the river, but let's keep rowdy, drunken children off of the river. I believe the recent crackdown is going to do wonders to keep things in check down there." — "The heavy days on the river (weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day) account for only 35 of 365 days, or just over 9% of the whole year. Many local businesses do 50% or more of their year's business between these holidays. This generates a large amount of tax revenue for the city and county. Banning alcohol on the river would be a blow to the popularity of the river and the whole area. This would bring in less revenue to the city and fewer summer jobs for our kids." He said burglars are likely to strike wherever there is a large accumulation of cars that will be sitting empty for several hours. The more cars, the more burglaries,” he said. According to Douglas, Schlitterbahn has stepped up its security efforts this summer in the parking lots. He added that his officers have been patrolling the area more often. Officials at Schlitterbahn said patrols are conducted daily in the parking lot and a New Braunfels police officer and Comal County Sheriffs deputy are on the premises. According to Douglas, people should use common sense when leaving their cars unattended AB loose items should be stored in the trunk and cars should be locked. In the cases last week, the victims had left camcorders, purses, jewelry and cameras in plain view. He added that many visitors from larger cities do not think these types of incidents occur in smaller towns and become more relaxed about leaving items in their cars. “Nowadays, you just can’t do that — even in New Braunfels,” he said. He added that it only takes approximately 30 seconds for a person to break into a car. “A good burglar can get in pretty quick,” he said Douglas said the department is investigating some leads into these burglaries. “We will push all the buttons and do what we can,” he said. By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Local family offers reward for information regarding boating accident on Lake Dunlap Father-in-law of victim will pay $1,000 for help in solving crime that left his daughter-in-law paralyzed, his grandchildren battered and bruised right lung and a broken spine. Cheryl’s spine was broken in three places, according to Clancey. Chancey added that doctors have said she will be paralyzed from the waist down. Four people were riding in the boat — two males and two females, said Clancey. The boat is described as having a light blue hull, white interior and approximately 18-21 feet long. The boat makes a loud noise and has a pointed bow. Members of the Lake Dunlap Homeowners’ Association will be out on the lake this weekend with binoculars. Clancey said they do not think the boat belonged to anyone in the neighborhood. Anyone with information should call Clancey at 629-5227, Dr. John McDonald at 625-6112 or Mike White at 629-6574. Clancey is requesting anyone who spots the boat should get a license number and any other information. He said he urges them to handle themselves discreetly and allow investigators to follow up on it. The accident was reported to officials at the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. A local family is offering a $1,000 reward for information about persons involved in a boating accident last week. The accident occurred on July 17 at Lake Dunlap. Injured in the incident was Cheryl Clancey, 36, of San Antonio. Preston Clancey, Cheryl’s father-in-law is requesting anyone with information regarding the accident please come forward. According to Preston Clancey, the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. He said a high speed jet boat ran his son and daughter-in-law’s boat aground Clancey said his three grandchildren, two of which were on the boat and one who was skiing, suffered from bruises. His son Kelley Clancey had his teeth “bashed in.” Cheryl was transported by AirLife to Medical Center in San Antonio. She is currently in critical condition and is suffering from a compound fracture to her left arm, internal bleeding, a collapsed Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH United Way Volunteers making things happen These nine RSVP Volunteers banded together to help your United Way get started on the 1993-94 fund drive. This Ie an agency of the United Way helping them to get the Job done In Comal County. They are from left to right, Nelda Burgeee, Mark Herman, Daley Watson, Joe Wort, Courtney Swander, Loraine Krueger, Gilbert Krueger, Phyllis Lambrecht, Lola Swander and Us Burgees. Aquifer litigation on agenda for council’s Monday meeting The New Braunfels City Council will convene in a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the New Braunfels Municipal Building, Meeting Room D. Am executive session will begin at 7 p.m. to discuss litigation concerning Comal Springs and The Edwards Underground Aquifer. A workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the Comal Appraisal District Board of Directors to discuss the 1994 CAD budget. Some of the other items to be discussed include the following: ■ Consideration and approval of a second reading of an ordinance establishing a fee schedule for the purpose of recovering the administrative cost of processing subdivision requests and master plans. Consideration and approval of first reading of an ordinance amending the code of ordinances of the City of New Braunfels defining and designating voting districts and polling places in accordance with the charter of the City of New Braunfels and recent annexations. ■ Consideration and approval of emergency reading of an ordinance providing for the city council to formally adopt or not adopt the various amendments to the existing Home Rule charter of the City of New Braunfels amendment B Consider authorizing the sale of surplus city equipment. USOF Athlete X hurt on lake By GARY P. CARROLL Newt Editor Baptist AirLife responded to Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon after an Olympic Festival athlete was injured during a boating competition. According to USOF Medical Coordinator Jenny Stone, a female athlete suffered a contusion to her lower back when the boat she was in collided with another boat AirLife transported her to Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio. Stone said her condition is good and will be monitored. “She’s in a lot of pain, but she could possibly return to competition,” Stone said. “We’re keeping an eye on her.”Today’s Texas Lottery numbers are 21, 11,    27,    24,    50 ;