New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels22 Pages in two sections ■ June 27,1993Herald -Zeitung993 Serving Comal County ■ Home of Usa Cruz
Vol. 141, No. 156
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Whitney Jackson, Rani Martinez, Jr., (belated), Kim Hartman (Monday), Maria Gonzalez (Monday), Mark Oakes (Monday).
CISD offers defensive driving
The Comal Independent School District's Community Education Defensive Driving Class, taught by Charlie Rose, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to IO p.m. July 13 and 15 in the board room of the C1SD Administration Building.
For more information or to enroll, call 625-8576 or 625-8081.
Citizens Against Crime seminar
The public is invoted to hear Larry Hill, Regional Director of Citizens Against Crime, who will present a seminar on "Living Safely in a Dangerous World," Tuesday, June 29 at 7 pin. at Cross Lutheran Activity Center, 169 S. Hickory.
The talk will center on personal safety for individuals, families, friends and co-workers. Ciu izens Against Crime is a national organization associated with the National Organization for Victim Assistance, Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association, Texas Crime Prevention Association, and the National Victim Center.
Danville School reunion today
The Danville School Reunion will be today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forke Store Building • New Braunfels Comnservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Drive. Bring sandwiches, chips, etc... There will be drinks provided.
For more information call Arion Jones at 629-2341, Andy Marbach at 372-1848, or Elaine Luehlfing Lehman 557-6720.
Schumann-Hu*-bino#r reunion on tap today
The Schumann-Huebinger Family reunion will be held Sun* day, June 27 at Hermann Sons Hall located at 463 north Union Street. Registration is at 11 a.m.. Bring a covered dish and a dessert.
Picnic in tho Park sot Monday
The New Braunfels/ Canyon lake Area Association of Realtors will hold a membership meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 28 at Lands Park across the water from the offices. Tuition for picnicking in the park is an item for the Children’s Shelter.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German community,
*\Stammtisch * represents a sitting place reserved for a group of special people — or a time set aside for members ofa community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
U.S. bombs Bagdad
By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
AP Military Wrltf_
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces launched Tomahawk missiles against an Iraqi intelligence target in Baghdad in retaliation for threats made against former President Bush, the White House said Saturday night
Spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers said the attack was “carefully planned” and that every effort was made to minimize civilian casualties.
Myers said Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from a U.S. aircraft carrier at a single “Iraqi intelligence target” She did not identify the
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carrier or specific target, nor would she comment on whether the target was hit She said Clinton gave the order to launch the attack after reviewing intelligence reports.
Navy ships located in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf shot 23 Tomahawk missiles at the intelligence facility in downtown Baghdad, Pentagon sources said.
Myers said the president would make a televised address to the nation Saturday evening and other administration officials said Defense Secretary Les Aspin and Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, would brief reporters after the president’s address.
Myers said the attack came about 6 p.m. EDT.
Myers said * ‘every effort was made to minimize civilian casaques.”
Administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the strike was carried out using Navy Tomahawk missiles against a single Iraqi intelligence target in Baghad.
Defense Secretary Les Aspin and Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, plan to brief reporters after the president's address.
Bush visited Kuwait in April, where he was honored for his role leading the allies in the Per
sian Gulf War.
Kuwaiti officials arrested 17 people in a suspected plot against Bush; 11 of the suspects are Iraqis.
When the plot was revealed last month, some congressional leaders said the United States should retaliate if it was proved that Saddam Hussein’s government was behind the alleged plot. Some urged the use of military force.
Iraq dismissed charges that it was involved in the plot and accused Kuwait and the United States of laying the groundwork for a military strike.
A team of FBI and Secret Service agents went to Kuwait to investigate.
Court’s ruling won’t affect
interdiction cases locally
Victoria County cases were handled differently, AANTF official says
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writ*
The drug interdiction raid on Interstate 35 in New Braunfels in December was handled completely differently than the Victoria County case which the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed on Wednesday of last week, according to Commander Sumner Bowen of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
"There wasn’t anything in there that bothered me about ours” said Bowen. "Everything that was there we had covered. We did it by the book and I think our methods will be the standard operating procedure across the state. "
The appeals court said that the Victoria County roadblock was illegal because the state failed to provide specific evidence showing the roadblock was necessary or operated in a standardized way to minimize the officers’ discretion.
The New Braunfels interdiction resulted in the seizure of an estimated
$690,000 worth of drugs at street value and 11 arrests on drug charges. At the time Bowen credited preparation for the raid by the U.S. Border Patrol and District Attorney Bill Reinter as key to the smooth operation of the roadblock and the excellent chances for convictions.
Reinter confirmed that all the arrests made were the results of traffic viola-, lions and that one of the three felony cases filed through the Comal County District Attorney’s office had already beat tried. The accused was convicted and given the maximum sentence of 20 years for a second degree felony.
He said a second case was currently pleading guilty and the third case was just indicted.
Reinter said that when the interdictions are done according to scu t guidelines which protect individual civil rights and prove to be more effective than other methods the arrests should hold up in court.
"There’s some groundwork that has to be done," Renner said.
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Members of the New Braunfels EMS carried 21-year-old Christy Alexander of Fort Worth our of the Guadalupe River shortly after noon Saturday at Clay's Landing. Alexander suffered from Injuries to her left leg and was taken to McKenna Hospital. She was treated and released, hospital officials said.
CISD may reconsider contract of Canyon Middle School principal
Accident victims complain of harrassing phone calls
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees may reconsider the extension of Principal of Canyon Middle School Rusty Brockman’s employment contract at the Monday, June 28 regular board meeting.
Charges of racial discrimination made by some parents in the district resulted in the CISD board voting not to extend Brockman’s contract as is customary each spring.
Brockman has requested a Level IU grievance hearing before the board which will be held during executive session. The interim superintendent, Carol Hall, is recommending a two-year, non-probationary contract be offered to Brockman "I placed it on the agenda in relation to the grievance hear
ing,” said Hall. "Mr. Brockman has filed a Level 111 grievance for extension of his contract.’’
Brockman has formally asked for the release of the portion of the investigative report which led to the disciplinary action against him in a letter to the board saying that withholding the information is perpetuating "the perception of racial bias that unjustly enshrouds Mr. Brockman "
The investigative report has never been released by the board They have stated, however, that "no evidence of intentional racial discrimination” and "no evidence to show that Rusty Brockman has acted in an intentional discriminatory manner against minority students” was found.
Consideration of the extension of Brockman's contract is listed as the 20th of 22 items on the agenda
By GARY P. CARROLL
How Editor •_
Although lawyers are legally prohibited from using public records to solicit business, a practice known as barratry, doctors are not legally bound to abide by the same standards when it comes to attaining patients; and accord mg to complaints by some New Braunfels citizens, a local chiropractor is not.
Doug Lloyd of New Braunfels recently was contacted by Richardson Chiropractic following his wife’s automobile accident. Lloyd said a representative from Richardson telephoned him at home and informed him that his wife was eligible for a free exam to determine the extent of her injuries and suggest possible treatment.
"They basically said they understood she was in an accident and they wanted her to come in for a free exam,” Lloyd said. "What I want to know is where they got our number ’’
Dr. Nancy Logan also was contacted byfthe clinic and offered services.
"They called and said they knew I
was in an accident and they ottered their services," Logan said. "I was mad I think that it’s very unprofessional and its a big problem in the medical profession today "
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said that doctors can, and regularly do, obtain reports of accidents with the names and addresses of victims for use in generating business — a legal practice that Headen called apalling.
"They sit in our lobby and dig through our files, and we are required by law to allow them to do it," Headen said. "I think it’s absolutely ridiculous We don’t condone it at all."
According to the Executive Director of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners Patty Kent, the practice of using police records is entirely legal and at present the board can do Kithing to prohibit the practice.
"At this point in time we are under a federal court order to not do anything about this,” Kent said. "The Federal Trade Commission regards this as a restraint of trade"Today’s Texas Lottery numbers -37 - 5-27 - 18-33- 21 Jackpot $8 million