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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A— Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, July 28, 2001 River flow Edwards Aquifer 657.5 feet Comal River n/a Canyon Dam inflow 89 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 195 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 908.70 ft above mean sea level Pollen Counts NBU Pumping Report Surface water 7.975 million gallons Well water 6.465 million gallons Molds..................moderate Grass..................moderate Sun/Moon (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) Sunrise/sunset Sunrise...............6:49    a.m. Sunset................8:29    p.m. Weather TODAY Partly cloudy Highs upper 90s Rain: 20 percent S wind, 15 mph TONIGHT Partly cloudy Lows mid 70s Rain: 20 percent S wind, 10 mph Texas weather Saturday, July 28 AccuWeather» forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures Amarillo MY92* Wichita Falla 78V102 Austin 75V103* V * * / Mexico    • ^ ' Brownsville 77W J a © 2001 AccuWeather, Inc f Sunny Pl Cloudy Cloudy Showers T-«orra Ram Flufnat Snow lea Extended forecast: Sunday, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs upper 90s. Lows mid 70s. Monday through Friday, partly cloudy. Highs near 100. Lows mid 70s. Elsewhere By The Associated Press Temperatures indicate Friday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Pre Otlk Anchorage 66 54 cdy Austin 98 75 cdy Bismarck 81 65 2.99 cdy Buffalo 74 50 cdy Cleveland 77 57 cdy Dallas-Ft Worth 97 76 cdy Grand Rapids 77 50 cdy Honolulu 88 76 clr Houston 83 75 .10 cdy Jackson, Miss. 91 74 1.14 rn Memphis 89 75 .22 cdy Philadelphia 80 64 clr Phoenix 109 86 clr Reno 96 57 clr Shreveport 88 74 1.32 rn Topeka 90 72 .74 cdy National Temperature Extremes for Friday High 123 at Death Valley, Calif. Low 30 at Stanley, Idaho Texas Lotto SATURDAY $12 million 07-14-18-24*26-28 $t6mHfion JW21*32*43-45 Contact Us HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Lands St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, doug.toney© Margaret Edmonson, Managing Editor Ext 220, margaret.edmonson © heraJd-zeitung.oom Heather Grant, Business Manager Ext. 202, hgrant© Angsts Benson Advertising Director Ext. 208, Kathy Lshmann, Circulation Director Ext. 228, Henry Coello, Composing Manager Ext. 219, hcoello© Amok! Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, For classified advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 215. For display advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 208. For obituaries, wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements, call 625-9144 ext. 213. For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229. News Around The World Guerrillas kidnap 16 in Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Guerrillas pretending to be police stormed a luxury apartment building in a southern Colombian city and kidnapped 16 people, including the wife and two sons of a senator. Eleven residents of the building in the city of Neiva apparently remained captive Friday as troops backed by police and air force planes pursued the kidnappers, reportedly headed toward a rebel-controlled territory. Bush offers HMO suit compromise WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush on Friday offered his rivals on patients’ rights legislation a way to move most lawsuits against HMOs into state courts. Negotiators planned to spend the weekend pondering how the plan could work. Bush, who had intensified his Capitol Hill lobbying after losing party moderates’ support on a more-limited bill, presented the state plan to Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., the chief bargainer for Bush’s rivals. The Bush compromise would essentially steer HMO cases to federal courts, but allow some suits to be heard in state courts — particularly if they apply to the local medical malpractice laws, sources said. Some Democrats were still unhappy with the offer. Among the complaints is that the White House wants to create a “super-shield” for employers who provide employee health plans. Under Bush’s proposal, according to sources familiar with it, employers would be liable only for federal laws governing contract disputes — even if they instructed or pressured a health plan into making a medical decision to deny a patient a needed test, medicine or operation. Moon Full moon...............Aug.4 Last quarter.........Aug. 12 New moon...........Aug. 18 First quarter.........Aug. 25 Trout Fishing Family Musical Variety Show begins at 7:30 p.m. today at the Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. For information, call the theater at 627-0808. File photo Under Construction • Exit 187 from southbound Interstate 35 to Farm-to-Market Road 725 — The exit is closed permanently. Detour signs will be placed along Business 35 directing traffic to FM 725. A large detour sign also will be placed south of FM 306 notifying I-35 traffic that the ramp has been closed and which ramps to use instead of Exit 187. Also, a large flashing sign will be placed just south of Texas 46 telling I-35 traffic to use Exit 188 to get to downtown New Braunfels. The ramp closure will expedite the construction of FM 725 near I-35. • Northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 35 from FM 725 — The northbound frontage road from Chevron north to FM 725 also will be moved over to the newly constructed frontage road. This traffic switch will require the closure of the northbound entrance ramp to I-35 from FM 725. The northbound frontage road traffic still will be allowed to enter the ramp by taking the left turn off the frontage road. The northbound frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River is scheduled to open in about one month, and FM 725 traffic will be able to use it to access northbound I-35. • FM 725 Underpass — Expected to be reopened to full width in August. • Interstate 35 northbound and southbound frontage roads — work continuing from Ruekle Road to Executive Drive. • North side turnaround — This turnaround will remain open throughout construction but will require various detours. Northbound Interstate 35 frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River — will be opened to one lane of traffic today. • The Solms Road Interstate 35 overpass — will be closed from August 2 through December 2 while workers raise and widen it. Traffic should detour to the Ruekle Road overpass or the Schwab Road underpass. Heads Up— ^Acceleration exams The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District has set the following deadlines to register for Acceleration by Examination. They are: kindergarten through eighth-grade students — Aug. 3, and ninth-through 12th-grade students — Oct. 19. Th register or for information, contact the campus counselor or principal. ► Exchange students World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) who are interested in hosting a high school-aged foreign exchange student. For information, call Rachel, a World Heritage area representative, at (210) 416-8109 or call (800) 888-9040. ► Host tidies needed The Educational Merit Foundation high school exchange program is looking for volunteer families to host pre-screened high school students for five to IO months while they attend a local public high school. For information on hosting a student caH: (800) 467-8363 or visit our Web site at ► Hospice gaps Hospice New Braunfels offers: Our Children Forever, 7 p.m. Sept. 20; Life Goes On, IO a.m. every first and third Wednesday; Canyon Lake Weekly Bereavement Support Group, 3 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church; Kaffee Klatsch from IO to 11:30 a.m. every Friday; and Alzheimer’s Support Group, 3:30 to 5 p.m. every third Tuesday. For information, contact Elaine Craig, at 625-7500. Community Events ► Birthdays/Anniversaries Happy Birthday to Raymond H. Kaufman, Alyssa Wommack (22 years, July 26), Darren D. Prieto (2 years) and Byron Fritz Welsch (7 years, July 26). Happy Anniversary to Albino and Christina Guerrero (16 years, July 27). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ► Live Music GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road, 606-1281 - July 28 - Stop the Truck, 1 p.m., no cover charge; Roger Creager, 9 p.m., $10 cover charge SAENGERHALLE, 255 Saengerhalle Road, (830) 625-HALL (4255) - July 28 - John Evans, 9 p.m., $5 cover charge BAVARIAN VILLAGE, 212 W. Austin, (830) 625-0815-July 28 - Cloverleaf Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $4 cover charge ► Clubs TROUT FISHING FAMILY MUSICAL VARIETY SHOW begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Brauntex Theatre at 290 W. San Antonio St. For information, call 627-0808. THE KINGSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is hosting its 32nd annual Benefit Barbecue and Drawing from 3 p.m to midnight today at the fire department, 1060 FM 1104 in Kingsbury. Dinner plates are $5 for children and $6 for adults. For information, call 639-4080. GONZALES COURTHOUSE TRADE DAYS will begin at 9 a.m. today on Confederate and Courthouse Squares. For information, visit or or call 672-2815. THE ALAMO CITY BASHA CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL CHINA-BURMA-INDIA VETERANS ASSOCIATION will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. today, at Hui’s Chinese Restaurant, 8069 Callaghan at 1-10 West. Call (210) 344-9457 or (210) 655-7301 for reservations or membership information. THE NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT sponsors Youth Night at the Pool at Landa Park. The program will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Aquatic Complex Olympic Pool. For information, call the Landa Recreation Center at 608-2167. DILLARD S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FASHION SHOW will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the lower level mall entrance of Dillard’s Apparel Store at Ingram Park Mall. Models were selected from San Antonio area schools and will be debuting the newest back-to-school fashions from a variety of vendors, including Tommy Hilfiger, Polo and Class Club. ► Support Groups NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at th© 24-hour club at 1142 Eikle. For Information, call Jerry Bales at (210) 274-6929. THE AMERICAN RED CROSS offers Sport Safety, First Aid and CPR courses from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Course fee is $45 and includes texts to take home. Pass written quizzes and skill checks to receive adult and child CPR and first aid cards. For information, call 608-9876. THE AMERICAN RED CROSS offers family services: providing emergency assistance from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. It is a free course which assists people in developing interviewing skills and understanding how the Red Cross caseworker helps to meet the needs of disaster victims. For information, call 608-9876. ► Clarification The story about the new House of Representatives district for Comal County appearing in the Friday edition of the Herald-Zeitung on page 1A incorrectly identified Tracy King. The Herald-Zeitung apologizes for any inconvenience this might have caused.Today Contact News Editor Brian Grant at 625-9144 ext. 221. ;