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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas . !iV 2NEWAfSaaiSNFELS Water Restrictions ■ New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in 6. 7, 8 or 9 can water today after 7 p.m. Well users with addresses ending in 6 or 7 can water today after 8 p.m. Herald 'A C 0 41    2    0 3 3 2 S 0 - Iv' E S T JI IC R 0 P U B 1.18I -I I j\| Q 262I E YANDELL DR ti L. PI :;i S 0, T X 7 9 9 0 3 - 3 7 2 4 TNG rn .un,    u        —-— ii;—    ..... — Vol. 149 No. 144    14    pages    in    2    sections    June    8,    2000 Thursday Serving Comal County since 185 50 cents Residents object to sidewalk changes, cite danger Developer says amendment could cut costs By Heather Todd Staff Writer The New Braunfels Planning Commission is recommending the city change a sidewalk ordinance to give developers some leeway on where to place them. Under the proposed amendment to the ordinance, developers would be allowed to place sidewalks between the curb and one foot off the property line. But some residents objected, saying if developers are allowed to place sidewalks next to the street it could endanger children and pedestrians. Under the current ordinance, developers are required to construct sidewalks within one foot of the property line. “A lot of people think the property line is at the curb, but it’s not,” said Planning Commission Chairman John Dierksen. “The property line is usually IO to 15 feet from the curb, so if you come back one foot, then have a four-foot sidewalk, you’re usually going to have that area of grass between the sidewalk and the curb. That’s how the ordinance is now.” Current standards also require developers to install sidewalks, but the commission does grant variances or exemptions to developers. Dierksen said the commission receives numerous variance requests at each meeting. Some requests allow developers to change the location of the sidewalk, including See SIDEWALK/3A Repercussion Productions is back by popular demand to perform at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre./3B Making music NBHS Honor Choir off to Carnegie Hall By Erin Magruder Staff Writer After washing more than 400 cars, serving up more than 125 enchilada plate dinners and participating in enough bake sales to shame Betty Crocker, the New Braunfels High School Varsity Honors Choir is on its way to the Big Apple. A year of blood, sweat, tears and non-stop fund-raising has earned the dynamic group of 17 local songbirds a chance to perform Saturday night at the legendary Carnegie Hall. The mixed choir of 12 girls and five guys will hop on a plane this morning to rehearse a performance that will commence on the historic stage that has hosted the likes of Liza Minnelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Woodrow Wilson and Tchaikovsky. And the choral of students only had to come up with a measly $16,000 to do it, said Debby Kempert, choir booster club president. . “We’ve done so many things to raise this money that I can’t even remember all of See CHOIR/3A Inside Abby.......................... .....5A Classifieds.................... ..3-8B Comics......................... ......8A Crossword.................. .....5A Forum........................... .....6A Local/Metro.................. .....4A Movies........................... ......5A Obituaries..................... ......3A Sports......................... ..1-2B Today........................... ......2A Television........................ .....8A Key Code 76 Agency/Texas School Food Service Association summer workshop that wraps up today at Canyon High School. More than 500 food service managers, cooks and coordinators from school districts around the region attended the three-day program focusing on the future of child nutrition. Discussed were aspects of serving culturally diverse food in an institutional setting, sanitation, marketing, safety, baked goods and desserts — and Chef Cavanna’s specialty of making the best See FOOD/3A Microsoft ordered to split WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday, declaring the software giant that spurred an explosion in home computing should be split into two because it “proved untrustworthy in the past.” “Microsoft, as it is presently organized and led, is unwilling to accept the notion that it broke the law,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson wrote as he ordered the most dramatic antitrust breakup since AT&T in 1984. An unrepentant Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, vowing an appeal, said the ruling shows “the government can take away what you have created if it proves to be too popular.” He said the company would seek to block Jackson’s order from taking effect during the appeals process. “This is the beginning of a new chapter in this case,” added Gates, who would only be able to control one of the two companies mandated by the ruling. Jackson’s ruling came two months after he concluded April 3 the software company violated antitrust laws by using illegal methods to protect its monopoly in computer operating systems, stifling competition. He also found the company tried illegally to expand its dominance into the market for Internet browsers. The judge gave the company four months to devise a plan to divide itself into two parts. One company would manage the Windows operating system that helped make Gates a billionaire; the other would manage all of Microsoft’s software, such as its Office Suite and the Internet browser that spurred the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 19 states. With Windows on more than 90 percent of all personal computers, the ruling drew strong reactions from average Americans and the computer industry. Microsoft “doesn’t understand how abusive they are of their monopoly position,” said James Barksdale, former chief executive of Netscape — the Web browser that lost a battle for dominance with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. “In this case I think the market should have decided,” said Janet Barrs, 30, a production coordinator for a Salt Lake City photography studio. “I have nothing against government but sometimes they do things for the wrong reason.”No ‘mystery meat’ hereChef says cafeteria cuisine can be fun, creative — and taste good Members of the New Braunfels High School Varsity Honors Choir leave this morning for New York and their debut at Carnegie Hall. The group, shown here at rehearsal, raised funds for a year to come up with the $16,000 needed for the trip. K. JESSIE SLATEN/ Herald-Zeitung Betty Williams and Regina Abanathy, left, enjoy lunch hour Wednesday at the TEA/TSFSA workshop that wraps up today at Canyon High High School. K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Chef Miguel Cavanna, below, says creativity can transform food served in school cafeterias — offering fun, awesome tasting and healthy entrees on a budget school districts can afford. RON MALONEY/Herald-Zeitung By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Shake off those terrible memories of grease-laden, USDA mystery meat. Or those colorless canned vegetables cooked so they melt into tasteless, gelatinous muck. Forget — if ever you can — about the nattering, hair-netted school lunch ladies indifferently slinging slop in school cafeterias. Because, Chef Miguel Cavanna says, institutional foodservice is changing. Cavanna, former executive chef of the Seguin school district, is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He trained in Washington D.C. under renowned master chef Kurt Stielhak, and has worked in restaurants from Rome to Puerto Rico, Florida, New York and San Antonio. He has appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Smithsonian magazines, among others. He now lives in San Antonio and hosts the website www.chefcavan- ■ CISD meal prices going up/4A He and Ramona Kellam, an extension agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, were instructors this week at the annual Texas Education ;