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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Federal Reserve take steps to lower interest WASHINGTON (AP) — After several weeks of internal debate, the Federal Reserve has taken a cautious First step toward lowering interest rates, many economists believe. See Page 6A NB to be represented in European Cup play Two New Braunfels teenagers have the opportunity cf their young lives 16 tour the continent of Europe this summer while playing soccer. Eddie Escobedo and Mike Stevens will play in the European-Select Cup Tour IV this summer.    -    _    ^. See Page 13A 99 410 MO 09 10/22/99 SO-WEST MICPOPUBLISHING 2201 BROQKHQLLQW PLZ    ' SUITE 300 ARLINGTON, TX 76006    °hal' ’    ow    vo    I very little time. This selection ot contemporary entrees and side dishes made with light, reduced fat cheese is low in cholesterol and provides good taste with little effort. See Page 1B New Braunfels ▲ s-jyr* Vol. 137, No. 148 Wednesday June 7, 1989 25 Cents 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Two Sections, 24 Pages Removing asbestos LCRA work on schedule By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff writer The removal of asbestos from the old Comal powerhouse could be completed by Lower Colorado River Authority as early as the end of July, said C.D. Shaw, project manager. More than $2 million has been spent in an effort to remove asbestos f^om the powcrhosc. Asbestos was discovered in the building in May 1986. Removal began in January 1989. OFI Stevens, LCRA’s contractor for the project, has removed approximately 75 percent of the estimated 200,000 square feet of asbestos. Thirty-five workers equipped with federally mandated respiratory equipment and clothing remove the asbestos by wetting it first lo avoid fiber release in the air. Shaw maintains that state-of-the-art methods arc employed to remove the asbestos from the building. To prevent asbestos fibers from See ASBESTOS, Page 2A Officials seek clues in deathGood day Hot and dry days in New Braunfels will remain in the fen cast for the rest of the week. Mornings will sum partly cloudy with afternoon clearing. Highs will reach the high 90s and overnight lows will fall to the mid-70? Inside:Gunfire rakes Beijing; Americans evacuating CLASSIFIED ........4-7B COMICS................... .......10A CROSSWORD 3A DEAR ABBY. ................UA ENTERTAINMENT .. ha HOROSCOPE.......... .................. TOA KALEIDOSCOPE..™. .............. 1 4B OPINIONS ..._____________.4 A SPORTS ...........13-15A TV LISTINGS ______________TOA WEATHER BEIJING (AP) — T roops raked a diplomatic compound with gunfire today as military convoys drove through the capital and look up defensive positions, sending more foreigners fleeing Beijing in fear of open urban warfare. The U.S. embassy’s chief of security said bullets flew through the window into a room where his two children were watching television. Radio Beijing said lite troops were responding to sniper fire that killed trite soldier and injured duce others. “The unit was forced to fire hack, and ai one lime, surrounded the diplomats’ apartments and nearby buildings,” the radio said Later, the U S Embassy ordered die mandatory evacuation of dejtendeiits of diplomatic personnel from Beijing. and many other countries took similar steps. About 125 U S dependents were scheduled to leave on a special flight Thursday. More durn 2,(KIO foreigners jammed the international airport today trying to leave. Chinese witnesses rejtortcd more skirmishing today between rival armies on Beijing’s outskirts At least a dozen other Chinese cities were wracked by demonstrations rn protest of the weekend military massacre of unarmed Beijing citizens, which has turned some armies against each other. Six people manning a barricade on rails near the Sluing- Se# EVACUATION, Peg# 2A By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer Guadalupe ^Vjunty authorities continue searchingfafc^dujfs linked to the recent shooting death j of a Marion man, who was originally from New Braunfels.    / Van D. Wet?, 46, of Marion was found shot to death early Sunday morning outside Marion’s city limits on FM 465 “We got our suspicions” who shot Wetz, said Guadalupe County detective Larry Morawictz. "But we’ve got to wait for the lab results from Austin." Evidence, on which Morawictz would not comment, was sent to the Department of Public Safety Lab in Austin to he analyzed. Detectives continue searching for a motive and suspects who could he involved in the shooting. “(There's) no motive whatsoever," Morawictz said. “It probably happened anywhere alter midnight.” A San Antonio woman who was an acquaintance of Wetz. was questioned and later ruled out as a possible suspect, Morawictz said. Wctz’s body was found on PM 465, less than a mile south of FM 78. Detectives believe he was shot at that location with a large-calibcr gun. Wet/ had been shot multiple times in the chest. Morawiou said. "He had a place called the Cowboy Palace, but it had been closed before this hap;v.lied. ll had been closed for a couple of weeks," he said. Precinct 4 Justice of die Peace Edwin Neuse Jr ordered an autopsy. Services for Wetz arc scheduled today at IO a m. ai Docppcnschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Levering Reynolds officiating Burial will be at Comal Cemetery. Wet/ was bom Oct, 3, 1942, in Comal County to Melvin dud Irina (ace Harborth) Wetz. He was a construction worker. He also Iud other relatives from New Braunfels. Police nab teens on roof Two San Antonio residents remain in the Comal County jail today on charges of suspicious activity and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after they were apprehended on the roof of the old Canyon Middle School today. Robbie Jones, 17, and a 15-year-old boy began their shenanigans Tuesda> night “We don’t know what all they are going to he into/ said New Braunfels Police Deportment spokesman Moi nu Ma>er. A security officer noticed lite two males parked in the WestFoint Pepperell Mill Store Plaza parking lot Tuesday night, hut as he approached the vehicle they fled on foot, Mayer said. Hits morning, they surfaced again. “We got calls from Old Town Inn that they were hanging around there and they had walked over to the (New Braunfels) Smokehouse," Mayer said “When officers ha the area they just kind of eat-and moused game for a while.” When the teens ran to the roof of the school, located on U S. Kl, officers Mayer, Anthony Celli, Pete Vil-lereal. aud Robert Parchmann climbed on the roof while Sgi. Kevin Clayton remained on the ground wailing for the subjects. "They stopped diem on die roof and walked them over lo the edge where they could get down and they had officers wailing on the ground when they got down,’’ Mayer said. Parks board delays decision on mural for recreation center New Braunfels Parks and Reel cation Advisory Board decided to hold off on approving die New Brauidels Children's Museum’s pamiuig of a mural on the exterior wall of the Recreation Center Board members said during the regular meeting Tuesday night they did not have enough information to approve the mural They suggested Museum Director Carolyn Burrow and artist Mike McMahan come up with some con cepes and scale drawings by July ’s regular meeung to give the board a better idea of what the mural will look like. The ll amic of die mural also was discussed Parks Director David Whatley indicated die mural would blend with die park He said thai mural ought include such things as cypress trees, springs, Spanish moas and cannas Whatley also said that board members stipulated the mural must be of high quality, be well done and be an asset to the park In other action, the board viewed a movie entitled, "Clear Coed Waters," a Texas Parks St Wildlife De pan mein production. A portion of die video includes footage filmed ut Landa Park in I VMI The film focused on the future viability of the Comal and San Marcos Springs, and it showed flow Sail Antonio water usage affects the aquifer and the springs. “A lot of people in New Braunfels don’t realize how San Antonio affects the aquifer and die Comal Springs," Whatley said One pan of the video de sci bed trow the city of Fort Stockton drained the Comanche Springs dirough excessive pumping for agriculture The CU) was founded around the springs, laid during several decades the aquifer was depleted In the early 1%0’s, the springs slopped flowing The video shows the Comanche Springs as they look today: a dry ditch full of weeds and dead trees. In his report to the board, Whatley said the department is taking requests for operation of a miniature golf park in Landa Park and a food and concessions stand in Prince Solms Park. A meeting has been scheduled for June 15 for hoard members to discuss the (aediles with if lose people who are interested in operating them Applications for operating the facilities are due July 7 at Span £•« PARKS, P*g* 2A Conservation plan stepped up The Edwards Aquifer reached the level of 621.98 feet above mean sea level today, below the level established by Mayor Doug Miller to put the city of New Braunfels in Stage ll of his conservation plan. Miller announced his four-stage conservation plan Friday in a press conference. Stage I was already implemented at the time of the press conference on Friday, and Stage II was implemented when the aquifer reached 622 feet amsl. The mandatory conservation activities of Stage III will not go into effect until the aquifer reaches 621 feet amsl. These activities are to include controlled outside watering and elimination of all unnecessary industrial waste. Water allocation and prohibition of certain uses mark Stage IV, which will be implemented if the aquifer reaches 620 feet amsl. Stage II activities are voluntary and include careful use of all residential, commercial and industrial water Miller suggested in his Friday press conference that residents install water reduction devices in water closets and shower heads. Sh WATER, Pag* 2A Stage ll conservation practices include careful use of water flowing out of the Edwards Aquifer. Residents are asked to water lawns in the late afternoon or early morning and avoid runoff on streets or sidewalks. (Photo by Deryl Clark)Stammtisch The (.'ta** of 1959 is having a reunion July I. Reservations are due by June 15 Other classes are invited Call Butch On ai 625 4R)31 or Sandy Schiameus ai 625 142# for utfomianufi... * ie month of May brought violent weather to Texas — (does, had storms, windstorms, ling, thunderstorms — which rd mach damage to lives, eny arid possessions of many Sa* ST AMU! ISCH Pag* ZA Cub Scout Denck Lewis concentrates on cutting a paper sack tor ans and crafts during this week s Cud Scout Camp Mowgii at Landa Park Dozens of young scouters are spending their days with arts and crafts, fishing, swimming archery, and nature studies during the annual surrvner day camp (Photo by Deryl Clark) Residents living on and along Hunter Road from PM 306 to Alligator Creek are encouraged to attend a neighborhood watch meeting Thursday ai 7:30 p m to learn how to {Motet! property from criminalv The meeting will be al Frazier Elementary School ort U S. #1. Total Ftuiess, ut the Oaks shipping venter on North Walnut Avenue, is hosting a strength training clinic Saturday from 9 am until approximately I pm for New Braunfels middle arid high school athletes Former Balli more Colts strength coach Bdl Starr and Houston Oilers strength coach Tummy Suggs will be the guest speakers Stan, former national Olympic weightlifting champion, was Baltimore's strength coach when the Colts won Super Bowl #5 He is director of strength training for the U S Sports Academy Refresh menu wilt be served and adatis sion is $3 For more information, call Rand at 629-9022 or 629 9196™Concentrating Cub ;