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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, June 27, 2001Today Contact News Editor Jo Lee Ferguson at 625-9144 ext. 221. Water River flow Edwards Aquifer 663.9 feet Comal River 315 cfs Canyon Dam Inflow 173 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 192 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 909.98 ft above mean sea level Pollen Counts NBU Pumping Report Surface water 6.436 million gallons Well water 1.41 million gallons Molds.................moderate Grasses.............moderate Sun/Moon (Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel) Sunrise/sunset Sunrise...............6:34    a.m. Sunset................8:37    p.m. Weather Moon First quarter........June 27 Full moon...............July    5 Last quarter.........July 13 New moon...........July 20 TODAY Cloudy morning Partly cloudy afternoon Highs lower 90s TONIGHT Partly cloudy 20 percent chance of rain Lows mid 70s Texas weather Wednesday, June 27 Extended forecast: Thursday, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s. Thursday night, partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Friday through Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Elsewhere By The Associated Press Hi Lo Pre Otlk Albany. N.Y. 87 59 Clr Albuquerque 80 63 .07 PCIdy Amarillo 93 63 Clr Anchorage 72 58 Clr SATURDAY $13 million 10-16-12-29-25-41 Texas Lotto WEDNESDAY $9 million 06-09-13-23-41-50 Contact Us HERALD-ZEITUNG 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext. 201, [email protected] Margaret Edmonson, Managing Editor Ext. 220, [email protected] Heather Grant, Business Manager Ext. 202, [email protected] Angela Benson, Advertising Director Ext. 208, [email protected] Kathy Lehmann, Circulation Director Ext. 228, [email protected] Henry Coello, Composing Manager Ext. 219, [email protected] Arnold Wiggins, Production Manager (830) 625-5232, [email protected] For classified advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 215. For display advertising, call 625-9144 ext. 208. For obituaries, wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements, call 625-9144 ext. 213. For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229.News Around The World Interest rates Patients' rights Execution WASHINGTON (AP) VV. cutting interest rates five i.v.v?os in six months. Federal Keseive polio*-makers are ponriemic what more they need to de re restart the ailing ooonom\ The Feds mid-afternoon announce ment today is widely expected to be that the central hank is cutting interest rates for a sixth time. But economists on Tuesday were split over whether the Fed will stick with the half-point moves it has been making so far this year or switch to a smaller reduction. \\ AS HI NG TON (AP) — The I Vmoo.rat ic-eontrolled Senate voted l\iesda> to leave the door open to lawsuits against employers in patients’ rights legislation, brushing aside pre-d vt ions that the result would iv canceled insurance coverage for millions. On a vote of 57-4d. the Senate killed a Republican proposal to ban suits against businesses. At the same time, bipartisan negotiations continued toward a compromise that would sharply limit such legal action. HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A former pimp who became a church group leader while in prison was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting one of two hotel security guards slain during a robbery in San Antonio more than 22 years ago. Miguel “Silky” Richardson, 46, with a history of violence and attempted escapes, was the ninth condemned inmate to receive lethal injection this year in Texas, where a record 40 convicted killers were put to death this past year. Redistricting AUSTIN (AP) — Familiar redistricting battle cries rang out in the state Capitol on Tuesday as lawmakers returned to town to push their preferred political maps. Tills time debate was before the five-member Legislative Redistricting Board and was slightly more subdued than it was during the legislative session that ended in May. The Legislature failed to adopt a state redistricting plan so the job fell to the Republican-controlled board. Victoria Campos, Chelsea Smith and Teysha Phillips learn acrylic painting at a class taught by Tracy Bligh. Registration is now underway for youth art classes taught by Bligh in beginning drawing, watercolor and acrylic at Treefrog Ed. Classes begin July 16. For information, call 626-0777. Photo submitted Sponsored by: "Service, Selection and a low, low price" Seguin    Mercury 838 West Court • Seguin, TX (830) 303-1 192 Under Construction • Barricades will be up in the East Lincoln Street neighborhood northeast of the shuttle pick-up area at the last public exit. • No through traffic will be allowed in the East Lincoln Street neighborhood. • Barricades will be up at: — East Lincoln Street at Union Street. — Cross River Street at Union Street. — Washington Street at Mather Street. • Parking in these areas will be by permit only, and traffic will be limited to residents and guests of residents only during weekends. • No barricades will be up at West Lincoln and Union Street. • Tourists are encouraged to use the shuttles and officially designated pickup areas. • The city has a small area designated for picking up tubers in private vehicles. • Exit 187 from interstate 35 to Farm-to-Market Road 725 — The exit is closed permanently. Detour signs will be placed along Business 35 directing traffic to FM 725. A large detour sign also will be placed south of FM 306 notifying I-35 traffic that the ramp has been closed and which ramps to use instead of Exit 187. Also, a large flashing sign will be placed just south of Texas 46 telling I-35 traffic to use Exit 188 to get to downtown New Braunfels. The flashing sign will remain in place through the July 4 weekend. The ramp closure will expedite the construction of FM 725 near I-35. • Northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 35 from FM 725 — The northbound frontage road from Chevron north to FM 725 also will be moved over to the newly constructed frontage road. This traffic switch will require the closure of the northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 35 from FM 725. The northbound frontage road traffic will still be allowed to enter the ramp by taking the left turn oft the frontage road. This closure will take place around Thursday. The northbound frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River is scheduled to open in about one month, and FM 725 traffic will be able to use it to access northbound Interstate 35. • Interstate 35 — The northbound lanes will be closed at alternating times from 8 p.m. today to 6 a m. Thursday between 1 mile south and north of Ruekle Road/Loop 337 while the contractor moves main lane traffic under the Ruekle Road bridge. • Interstate 35 — The southbound lanes will be closed at alternating times from 8 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday between 1 mile north and south of Ruekle Road/Loop 337 while the contractor detours traffic under the Ruekle Road/Loop 337 bridge. • FM 725 Underpass — Expected to be reopened to full width on July 1. rn. I Quality Pre-owned Cars & Trucks . AJOc/z Motor Company “A New Braunfels Tradition Since 1944” (830) 606-2001 Heads Up ► Pay-As-You-lhrow New Braunfels residents who have not received their June New Braunfels Utilities bills with their green Pay-As-You-Throw stickers should be getting them in the mail within the next few days. Once residents receive their first batch of free stickers, they should be placed on any trash that exceeds the three 30-gallon container limit per trash collection day set under city ordinance. Once the stickers are used, residents can buy more at the Municipal Building. For more information about the city’s Pay-As-You-Throw program, call Assistant to the City Manager Don • Ferguson, at 608-2100. ► Fair queen contest The 2001 Fair Queen’s Contest is seeking contestants for the event, which is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Canyon High School Cafetorium. Contestants must be single and without dependents. Contestants must be students at one of the Comal County high schools or a home school student in their junior year at the beginning of the fall school semester. For information, contact Shirley Kivlin at 629-3528 or Jill Bennett at 643-0206 before Saturday. ► Theatre benefit Taco Cabana’s Benefit Night, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, will raise funds for the New Braunfels Theatre Company. There will be live entertainment, polaroid pictures with the Jalapeno man and other activities. The theatre company will receive 20 percent of all receipts placed in the fish bowl that evening. Community Events ► Birthdays/Anniversaries Happy birthday to Mike Willingham. Happy anniversary to David and Viola Jonas. To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. ► Clubs Community Council of South Central Texas hosts lunch for those 60 years and older from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Laurel Plaza Community Room at 300 Laurel Lane. Suggested donation is $1.25. Call Rita at 629-1751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Free transportation is available. Thursday is Bingo with prizes. A bi-polar support group meets at 7 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Public Library. American Legion Post No. 179, 410 W. Coll St., hosts early bird bingo at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. The bingo game on July 4 has been canceled. Instead, Ameri^n Legion Post No. 179 will serve a smoked brisket and sausage dinner beginning at noon. Plates are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. For information call 625-0179. The New Braunfels chapter of Business Network International meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the New Braunfels Smokehouse restaurant. Breakfast is $7 per person. Anyone interested can attend. For information, call (210) 688-9623. The Landa Recreation Center offers low/high impact aerobic classes from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Register at the Landa Recreation Center prior to each class. For information, call the Landa Recreation Center at 608-2167. Ukelele Band for Beginners meets at 1 p.m. each Wednesday at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Arthritis Aquatics Therapy Program will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at McKenna Sports Fitness Center. Cost is $3 per class. Call 606-3658. Singles ages 30 and older will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Saengerhalle. For information, call Charlotte at 606-6283 or Mary at 643-0833. Low Impact Aerobic Classes are ongoing throughout the summer from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin. U£ A Mini Storage & •9iHt Covered Rv Storage NOW OPEN! MOVE IN SPECIAL • On Site Resident Manager • Security Gate & Fence I Come By: 830^625^2872 Come insfnTcelfbrate the! '' witli>a 4thof July with>a BIG BAI ■■y^A/e loan from $100 I’ SECURITY FI f Call 629-6044 vt or come by T 140 N. Casten, N.B.    I    . 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