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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS DAY - New Braunfels National, Ameri^n Little League AII*Stars continue .;.627 F. YANDELL DR 1^1- PASO, IX 7990;-:- I rill COUNTDOWfN: 271 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21.1995 Inside Area briefs....................................2A Opinion.........................................4A otters..........................................5A Sports Day..............................6A.7A Success Stories!..........................9A exes briefs................................12A Obituaries...................................12A People..........................................IB \^ilestones ..................2B.3B Comics.........................................SB The Marketplace..................6B-12B River conditions uadalupe River.............313 cfs Comal River....................333    cfs Birthday wishes from he Herald-Zeitung! The New Braur/els Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jack Hum-sucker, Whitney Jackson (6 years old!), Lawrence Weidner Saturday), Matthew Schriewer (Saturday), Ryan Petrie (eight-years-old, Saturday), Dave Meyer, Alice Clasen, Charlotte Dayton, Eugene Galindo Jr. NBC’s Today Show to broadcast from NB NBC's Today Show" is scheduled to broadcast a live segment on the world’s first uphill water coaster from Schiltierbahn Waterpark on Friday, tuly I. Andy Pargh, the "Gadget Guru." will ride Schliticrbahn’s Dragon Blaster uphill water coaster during his feature on new amusement park attractions. The show is seen between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. by approximately six million people nationwide. 'Today Show" fans arc invited to watch the filming in the Surfenburg section of the park where the Dragon Blaster is located. 'There will be no charge for admission to the Surfenburg section of the ark between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Friday, July I," said Terri G. Adams. Schlitterbahn's general manager "We will have all of the attractions in the Surfenburg section open at that time so guests can play in Surfenburg and watch the Today Show filming. We will close Surfenburg at 9 a.m. to prepare for our normal IO a.m. opening," Adams said. Schlitterbahn’s 25-aae Surfenburg section is located on Union St. in New Braunfels. For more information, call 625-2351. Sotquiconlonnial calendars available The New Braunfels Conservation Society’s Limited Edition 1995 pictorial Sesquicentennial Calendar is now available in the Forke Store at Conservation Playa for SS (tax included) For more information, call 629-2943. NB/CL Board of Roattors to moot The New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Board of Realtors will hold a luncheon meeting on June 27 at 11:30 a rn. at the Dragon Place Restaurant on Loop 337 in New Braunfels. Guest speaker will be the president of the Texas Association of Realtors Also at the meeting, a check will be presented from the organi/ation to the Children's Museum in New Braunfels. Stammtisdi (The New Braunfels Herald Zeilung uivites its readers lo submit items lo Stammlisch Accordutg lo the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German cummunity, “Stammtisch“ represents a sit ting place for members of the communuy lo gather and share the day's kippemngs We invite you lo share with us J The winning numbers Lotto Toxm 6-13-23-24- -TExJT-f lotterv Est Samtllion jackpot This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint esus! International event continued in MB ■ See People, Page IB arch For i NKW MX Success stories Herald-Zeitung begins weekly feature series on local businesses and the stories behind their success. ■ See Page 9A New Braunfels SUNDAY Herald-Zeitung 75 CENTS Car flips on Highway 46 Man iiyured from 70-foot fall Friday Man slips from cliffs near Bungy Over Texas location By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels Folic# and amsrgency personnel responded to an accident Friday at approximately IO p.m. I mile east of Clear Springs on Highway 46. Police reports with the identities of an elderly man and woman in|ured were unavailable at press time. Police are looking for a dark blue car with heavy front and damage which struck the eidarly couple's car and than fled the acana with their headlights off. The couple's car flipped during the accident and landed upside down next to a barbed-wire fence. The couple suffered minor injuries and were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. A New Braunfels teen was injured last night in an accident that occurred near the Bungy Jump site on Edwards Boulevard at the Guadalupe River. Dennis Ryan Ray Jr., 17, was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio on Saturday morning after falling 60 to 7u feet from the cliffs near the Bungy Jump. He is the son of It h a1 di?c tor Dennis R. Ray According tt) Battalion Chief John Hcrbcr the teen had appar ently climbed up the cliff, slipped, and fell to the bottom Hcrl>.*r said the man was discovered by rafters traveling on the nvcr “We got a call at Saturday morning, The paiplc w'crc on the river and spotted the pcrst)n on his back Tlicy made contan and asked if he needed help He responded yes and they went 'p the hill to call 911,” said Hcrbcr According to Hcrbcr, the teen had been waiting for T ' r approximately IO hours Paramedics believe he may haw .. rf. v.i a fractured wrist and other internal iniuncs Hcrbcr sa'-l '    * r- is expected to be okay After the 911 call was made, paramedics arrived on ti.. and stabilized the victim The AirLifc hclia)picr was calli J scene to transport Ray to San Antonio. The teen was re; r* be conscious when paramedics amvcd, but he could mv , r> thi- J ti ; ’icm ber his name and was not sure what had happened to biri Bungy jump officials .strcs.scd that the injured pcrsiV, did not fall from the bungy timer Officials with Bungy over Texas also reported that a i v \\?i< thrown through the window of the business last night S- rc|i>n on the latter incident was available as of press time Houston man arrested in connection with 27 burglaries By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Rural county burglaries believed lo be solved with arrest Comal County Shcnff s deputies say they have solved several area burglancs with the arrest of Houston man last week Larry Don Arnold, 36, of Houston, w as arrested and charged with four counts of burglary of a building Arnold allegedly committed 27 burglaries of storage buildings in this arca According to Chief IX'puty EIwckkI Hoher/, Arnold \s as arrested by San Antonio I’olicc officers last week They were able to identify him by information given to them by the Comal County Shcrift'’s (Mfiec Officials in Travis Cxmnty wcrc als*) kx)k-ing for .Arnold Arnold is being held in the Travis County Jail He was brought to Comal County this week for questioning and arraignment Hoher/ said the sheriff’s office decided to charge him with four counts of burglary because there was no need to pile up 27 cases when four would have the same result The burglaries with which Arnold is charged include one at Bulverde Su)ragc on March 30 and three at the Canyon Comer Storage in Sattler Hoher/ said the suspect was seen dnving in the arca He said officers believe Arnold allegedly stole the Items from the buildings anil th. them in San .Vnumio Deputies were not able to rcctwer all stolen items However, two truckloads ■ w ill be returned to Comal County Hoher/ said Arnold was allcgcdl) in with burglancs at the Wilhcim Storage I O’Brien Ihiat ami R\' Storage, Tom t rct-age Buiklings, lioat and RV Suiraget kp'; Sattler, Ihiat Mini Sti>ragc in Sattler, Kin Mini Storage, and HanciK'k .Mini Siorae M I- .l\i. 'nii-vt- >r Blasted! Schlitterbahn’s new Dragon Blaster gets favorable reviews from coaster enthusiasts By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Need a thrill'.^ Go to Schliiter-bahn. Thai’s what several members of a popular ihrillseekers group decided to to do. The American Coaster Enthusiasts made their first organized trip to SehlilU‘rbiihn on Saturday. The group came lo the popular waterpark to ride the Dragon Blaster, die world’s first uphill waler coaster. The ihrillseekers agree that the ride is great "I loved it. It is a great experience going up on a water slide wiiIkhji climbing a Hight of stairs,’’ said ACE member Jeff Bra/iel of Arlington. Bra/iel ami fellow ACE member Ward Bendel of Arlington explained that this is the first lime the group has organi/ed a uip U) a wuU'r-park. Bendel said this was the first time he had visited Schliuerbahn. He planned to slay at the park all day Salurilay and |\ul of Sunday. Arlington resident Gary Slade also loved the ride. Slade is the Assix iak* I'dilor for Inside Track, a public anon geared toward the amusement and waienxirk industry. "I Uiink It’s great I rule die prototype in the U SI laeiliiy. I had iu> idea when I rixle it dial a would evolve into diis I his is a new' wave in water park and amust'ment i)ark wau*r uxhnol-ogy. Uhs is .stxnedung every wau*r jiark and some amusement jiarks are going lo want u> luive,” said Slade. "This IS die first lime we have btvn U) a waler jxirk and it is the first lime we have bari a need to do anydiing in a water park," he said. Slade said dx* group rimy return U) Sehliiler-balin with more of its meinht'rs. T ile uip U) Sehluieiliahn was organized by TTHI Baldwin, regional re|)revtMiuuive for the ACH group in Arlington He said jicople from Arlington, Houston and San Anuinio paitici-IKiied in the outing. He said all of duan were Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN h. Members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts were able to experience the Dragon Bia-the world’s first uphill water ride at Schlitterbahn's Surfenburg section Saturday and this morning. plcast‘d widi die ride.    stvn anything like this We are has mg i “It’s a surjinsi* Ui go up hill. You liu^rally get    ume. This is an ouLsuuidmg allraeUt>n I* blasted up hill. It is quite unusual I’ve iwver    everyuie in the family,” he said.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625~9144 or IfoM ;