New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Wolfgang's Keller, 295 E. San Antonio St., recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Pictured are Chamber of Commerce Blue Coats, 1996 Chairman of the Board Skip Stratemann, owners Don and Lynn Forres and Mayor Jan Kennedy.Texas GOF convention kicks off with defiant tone
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Texas Republican Convention kicked off on a defiantly conservative tone, with the mention of presumptive presidential nominee Bob Dole and Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison drawing boos at an anti-abortion rally.
The state GOP also moved Thursday to toughen its platform on abortion.
The convention appeared headed for a showdown over abortion on the heels of Dole’s request for a “declaration of tolerance” on the issue.
“Unfortunately, Bob Dole has been diminished as a candidate ” said Vicki Gaulding, a delegate from Winnie in southeast Texas. “If people want to be pro-choice, they might want to be in the Democratic Party. We can’t afford to dilute the voice we have at this , point.”
“I am not ready to wear a Bob Dole ► sticker,” said Jack Sugrue, a convention delegate from Flower Mound, near Dallas. He wore a T-shirt saying, “It’s a child, not a choice.”
“A lot of Bob Dole’s luster has crane off. There can be no retreat on this issue. He’s completely ignoring
the victories in 1994 of pro-life incumbents,” Sugrue said.
Mrs. Hutchison hopes to become an at-large delegate to the GOP National Convention.
But Bill Price, who heads Texans United for Life, led a rally of nearly 1,000 people and encouraged the defeat of any delegate slate drat included Mrs. Hutchison, who supports a woman’s right to choose with some restrictions.
“You must understand that you, the pro-life delegates, hold the power to stop Sen. Hutchison and deal a serious blow to the national campaign against our pro-life plank,” Price told the cheering crowd.
“This is bigger than Texas. The whole nation is watching. Our vote to block Sen. Hutchison will influence not only the platform battle but also Sen. Dole’s decision regarding a running mate,” Price said.
Officials in Mrs. Hutchison’s office declined to comment, although she is scheduled to speak to the convention today.
Dole’s record speaks for itself, said Dole campaign aide Brian Berry.Continued from Page 1A
Ah ms and Nelson recommended testing the water at least once a week.
“If I had a pool and I had it open to the public, I would want to test it every week just to be safe,” said Ahms.
Caldwell said there is not a set rule on when to cut off public use. He said the water quality standard for recreational contact, such as swimming, is an average of less than 200 colonies per IOO ml over a 30 day period using at least S samples. Nelson said they close the pool based on several factors, including the average of 200. Ahms said they take several samples at Hamilton Pool, and close it if the average is above 250 colony forming units per IOO ml. The city of New Braunfels has not yet determined what the closing point will be, said Shands, but it will likely be close to the water quality standard. Caldwell said that while this is the standard, it does not mean everyone follows it.
“There’s not anything set hard and fast in a regulation or nile (specifying a closing marie),” said Caldwell. “It's just a standard that people shoot for, but they decide Mien to really close it” Nelson said even a high count does not mean a person is guaranteed to get sick.
“You always assume a certain degree of risk when you go into an open body of water,” he said. “The count can be 2 and you get sick, or it can be 600 and you don’t”
GBRA ran tests on a sample collected by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung on Wednesday. According to the test results, the water collected contained 48 fecal coliform colonies per IOO ml. Neffendorf said she does not have any other results to compare it to, but considers them “very good.”
“At this time, I don’t think there’s a problem with our water quality,” said Neffendorf.
Shands also responded to the results
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ber of female lawyers continues to grow but a new study says the Supreme Court — that bulwark of equality before the law — is not an equal opportunity employer.
The statistical analysis by Stetson University law professor Marie Brown offers dramatic “evidence of de facto discrimination against women” in the selection of Supreme Court law clerics.
Twenty-three percent of America’s lawyers are women. By the year 2010, women are expected to comprise 40 percent of the attorney work force. Serving as a high court law clerk and helping a justice with research and opinion-writing virtually assures a young lawyer of a bright professional future. There’s no hotter ticket for a career in law.
But women are being left out in the cold, Brown says in a study to be published in the Oregon Law Review later this year.
“I’m not claiming that the court as an institution or any one justice is purposefully picking men and not women,” Brown said in an interview. “One can draw that inference from the statistics. There is an infinity of other explanations but bias, conscious or unconscious, is one possibility.” Thirty-four men and women are selected as Supreme Court law clerks each year. Each justice hires three or
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Brown’s study, however, says women’s chances of being chosen don’t match their success in law schools or even their record in landing federal appellate clerkships.
Most high court clerks are hired after working a year for a federal appeals court.
Retired FBI Expert Profltos Qrave Robber
DALLAS (AP) — The person who stole the body of an 20-year-old woman from a suburban Dallas grave 18 months ago is probably an unmarried white male loner who is unable to maintain relationships with women, a retired FBI behavioral sciences specialist is guessing.
He says the person probably is also disorganized or intelligent—or both.
The profile of die possible suspect in the case of Melinda Ann Lee was drawn up by Clinton R. Van Zandt, who helped in the hunt for the elusive Unabomber and was a negotiator during the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco.
Miss Lee’s body was removed from a freshly dug grave at Restland Memorial Park in Richardson the night of Dec. 12, 1994. Her nude body was found three days later beside a road near Interstate 20 in southeast Dallas.
Miss Lee, a 20-year-old Texas Tech student, had been critically injured in a traffic accident at Lubbock in October 1994. She was in a coma and died in a Lubbock hospital 54 days after the accident, never regaining consciousness.
Chicago Doctor Says to Has Second Thoughts Now hbout Mother’s Oars
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A Chicago doctor said he never suspected in 1983 that Tanya Reid had anything to do with her daughter's series of mysterious respiratory ailments that resulted in IO trips to a hospital emergency room.
Now, pediatrician Shashikant Kud-
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saying they “substantiated” his belief that there is no problem. He went on to say that testing may be necessary further down the road. He said that decision will be based on several things, such as a spring flow of about 50 cfs, trouble with other rivers in the state, and the closing of the Tube Chute for low water flow. He said the start of testing would require approval by city council.
“If this drought continues, at some point we will (need to test the water),” said Shands.
Mayor Jan Kennady was out of town and unavailable for comment on die matter.
Some people still question whether there really was a water quality problem in 1984.
Shands said he was not working with the city at foe time. However, he said he has been told the city took one test that came back with a high count, and closed the pool. In later talks with
the state, Shands said foe city was told they acted top quickly, and did not need to close foe pool.
“We apparently played a real mis-commuracarion game with (foe state),” he said. “Wa changed our whole attitude at that point from what I understand.”
The Henry family, who owns Landa Resorts and Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resorts in New Braunfels, filed a lawsuit against the city council and foe city manager in federal court in December 1984. The suit alleged foe city tried to ruin their businesses and end tourism through various measures, including false reports regarding the water quality of the Comal River. Some Schlitterbahn rides use Comal River water. Most use treated water provided by New Braunfels Utilities. The Henrys lost the case.
chadker testified Thursday, “I don’t know.”
Kudchadker was a witness for the prosecution at the murder trial of Ms. Reid, a 38-year-old former nurse who is being tried for the second time in connection with the death of 8-month-old Morgan Reid in February, 1984, when the family was living in the Texas Panhandle town of Hereford.
She was convicted at a Hereford trial in 1993 and sentenced to 62 years in prison. But a state appeals court overturned the verdict last year, citing the presiding judge’s failure to consider a change of venue request out of Hereford.
The jury found she smothered her daughter, then shook the child into a lifeless coma.
Report: Husband Will MI All To Doffoitd WH#
DALLAS (AP) — His two oldest sons slain and his youngest boy in protective custody, a Rowlett man vows in a published report today to sell everything he owns to defend his wife against capital murder charges.
Darin Routier told The Dallas Morning News in a copyright report that he was outraged that (tis wife Dariie stands accused of family stabbing sons Damon Mid Devon and angry that his surviving ann was taken away from him.
“We Went from a family of five to one,” Routier told the newspaper in
the first public comments since his wife’s arrest Tuesday. “With her being in jail and my boys now gone, my life is gone.”
He did not specify what he would sell or when to defend his wife.
“Now it’s the state against the Routiers,” he said. “Our whole world has been flipped upside down.”
Bomor Ms Interim Ruto for Banks Selling Insurance
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Insurance Commission Elton Bonier has set temporary rules governing banks entering the insurance market.
Under a recently upheld federal law, national banks in communities with populations of 5,000 or fewer people can sell insurance.
Although state law prohibits such business, the Texas Constitution gives j state banks the same powers as national banks.
Bomer said more permanent changes to state law will have to be made next year.
'Today’s guidelines... enable Texas to comply with the law of foe land until the Legislature and Congress can establish a permanent regulatory framework,” Bomer said Thursday. “Under these guidelines, banks and afore agete will sell insurance under the same rules.”
Hundreds Sickened Bp Here Parasite; Texes Stout!
HOUSTON (AP) — State health officials say California strawberries are almost certainly the source of a rare parasite that has sickened scores of people in Houston.
Illnesses have been attributed to cyclospora in Texas and at least eight other states over the past month. Nearly 70 people also have been stricken in Toronto.
While health officials in other states are not yet citing a specific cause for die sicknesses, epidemiologists at tile Texas Department of Health have focused on strawberries for 55 confirmed and 96 suspected cases of cyclospora-related illness in Houston.'
“We believe the statistical probability is very, very high that the cluster of outbreaks in Houston was strawberry-related,” department spokeswoman Lynn Denton said Thursday.
In studying the Houston cases, epidemiologists found only those who ate strawberries became ill, Ms. Denton said.
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