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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Maskenball at a glance, Page UA boys third in Austin, Page 13A New Braunfels *jls!&bUi New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 134, No. 41 ZeituiiQ Four Sections, 48 Pages Sunday March 1,1987 50 Cents Stammtisch Should Mike Koyko enjoy the same rights as the Rev Oral Roberts when it comes to basic freedom of expression in these United States0 Apparently somebody doesn t think so An envoy from our town s ministerial ranks came by last week to object to Royko s recent columns concerning Roberts attempt to raise $8 million by telling television viewers that if he doesn t get the money. God has told him that He will end Roberts' life on earth Royko says that if that happens, the number of athiests and agnostics who will become overnight converts to Christianity will be substantial Somehow Royko s ideas seem sacreligious to our envoy and ac cording to him other theists hereabouts I lur nebulous Focus page on Fridays and our Opinions page columns are open to ministers or anyone else who would care to cogently and fairly discuss the merits of freedom of religion vis a vis freedom of speech and thought in this country New Braunfels own Innerview sometimes known by other names will he one of several other rock bands tin MTV s Basement Tapes segment beginning at ll p rn Thurs day The band comprises New Braunfelsers !>enms Peak on bass guitar Tommy Thompson on guitar Howard ^ eargan on guitar and San Antonians Stuart ( ahey on drums and Mike Grotheus with vocals The tune the bond will play is their own and is called ‘Out of Reach DCI Julian Perez and Patty Suphck take a break from cleaning up damage caused when a tree tell on their mobile home in River Bend Friday night The Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire CLAftK/Statf Fhetoerapaec Department responded to help the couple cover their home. The cost of damages is not known. Storm moves across Texas River Bend couple loses home when tree falls through roof By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A powerful but short-lived thunderstorm moved in from the west Friday night, knocking out power to some areas and trimming trees with wind gusts approaching 40 mph across Texas Hill Country A River Bend couple thought a tornado struck Friday evening when strong winds knocked down a tree that fell through the roof of their mobile home I thought a tornado had hit and was fixing to take us away." said Julian Perez about the destructive force of the winds The tree went through the roof and two walls of the mobile home, causing an undeterSee STORM. Page 2A "She was very hysterical. We did not deny anything within reason ...We reacted in a very calm, professional and reasonable manner, and we were very concerned tor the lady." Kayanna Wheeler, L.V.N. Comal County Jail staffEMS, deputies: 'All procedures were observed' Rubbish yrs we got Rulrtush With a capital R and that stands    DAV IO may    I for Rivers And the Friends for    Sfaff Writer Ruers will sponsor a Rendezvous with Rubbish from lo a rn to I    »-»*    *nl6reeme« and Kmergency p in Saturday March 7 Ail of us    Medical service personnel deny wishing to clean up ami keep clean    allegations made last week by a «' our ZI mile scenic River Road cor    year old woman s mother in law '.fiat ridor between New Braunfels and    aonian    suiters    from    an Canyon l.akr should converge at    earlier mental trauma was denied Texas Cam*- Trail outfitters al the    4Wropnaie medical attention while second crossing Bring with vim a    ar**r arreM at Comal    Ja“ canteen with fresh water work    <    lur com em was for the young gloves and a litter pack River time *',N '***    h**1    4i;    *** could and ta nigh friends and neighbors The    ‘ *a'’ vt*rs sa<1 srt*,n ’rw' tourists wta» bring them all those    paper said kayanna Wheeler of the big bocks will bring also their picnic lunches ami varied tastes rn cannes!    ‘ omai Ma-rd?    , deputies and FMN consumables let s have the place    P*rsonnal said all appropriate pro looking nice when they gel here    churrs for handling the woman then encourage them in all wavs to    ***'*' Io'1onmh1 keep it that wav Not to mention    Wheeler a    licensed vocational ourselves    nurse was on duty the night of Feb 18 when Kathy L Ginn of New Another kudo for a local day care    Braunfels was brought to county jail center "Just wanted to let you    on 4 charge of failure to pay for a know we found a nice day care in    traffic violation Mm* was arrested by New Braunfels ((MT our little girl to    jn officer with tm* liepartrnent of grow and learn also Maggie s    Public Safety Garden for children has reallv been    Kathy Ginn    agreed with the great to us our daughter is a senior    aliments by    her mother in taw there now and will graduate in    *<ulh ^‘nn ,n 4 letu?r    lo    the May That from Mr and mrs    Her ahi /cit u/ig tate last month John K Henderlem ill of New    Kathy Guin said she suffers from Braunfels    mental trauma she said she suffered when site was 16years old She said lexas State Adjutant    ^    |n    a basement for Quartermaster of the Aeterans of    months by a man who repeatedly Foreign Wars (den M Gardener Jr    r4ped her Her trauma was so severe has passed along his congratula    she had to be committed lo a hospital lions for public service lo our local    for treatment VFW Post . HO, commanded by    py»e    latter published F eb 22 ac George J Kirst and Quartermaster    tuxes county jail officials and FIMS David A F riesenhahn The \ F VA    personnel of roughly handling the here does a lot of nice things and    woman and refusing to administer routinely donates time and money    medical treatment after the woman to scholastic and youth programs    vs«*nt into psychotic trauma as the throughout Hie city Gardner refers    result of a claustrophobic condition to his organization as the VFW.    pyu. |etlt.r >al{j the woman s anxiety the Rallying Force    increased after repeatedly tieing told Th# Menu    she was going to jail The woman ac BUSINESS..............4-7A    cording to the letter and confirmed in CLASSIFIED ........MIB    i>ari by Wheeler began scratching enaiiec    I    *9 A ,H>r ,ate aml h,ttin# her head against COMICS................. *    ^ floor ami walls of the hookingCROSSWORD............10A area at the jail DEAR ABBY.............4B    Both Mrs Ginn and her daughter EDUCATION...........1-tA    later that they wanted to KALEifXHCOPE    -AB    publicize Hie fact that jail staff and asitiiad ice ........ ta    KMS personnel appeared not to know OBITUARIES.............ahout    a 24 hour hotline established byOPINIONS................4A the county's state sponsored mental SPORTS..............HUSA    health and mental retardation WEATHER...............2A center We just want people to know what happened and that there is this xcr vice Ruth«iinn said she was never locked up She was in the booking area the whole time " Wheeler said Friday We tried to talk to her and reassure her she was not going to tie locked up Wheeler added When asked if she was aware at the time that the woman suffered from a mental illness Wheeler said she observed Gum breathing deeply and rapidly she then appeared to tie Clawing tier face arui we grabbed her hands and asked her mil lo that ” stated Wheeler wtio has previously worked at private and county public hospitals Wheeler said wtien the woman began to hit tier head against the wall from breathing so rapidly, sne padded the back of her head with tier hand Wheeler said pr**t*dure in such cases is to call for recommendations from hospital emergency room per sonnet or a staff physician which she says she did • She was very hysterical We did not deny anything within reason We asked for a doctor at I tie hospital We reacted in a very calm professional and reasonable manner and we were very concerned for the lady, ’ Wheeler staled (apt David Cleveland an F'.MS supervisor arui one of the two techm Clans who responded to the jail after receiving a call about an hour and a half after the woman had tieen arrested said ‘ This serv ice has grown progressively in the past four years and we have better service now than we have ever had and to tie falsely accused kind of tears down everything we've done " Cleveland an eight year F'MS See PROCEDURES, Pave JA New Braunfels is among UT cancer research sites City Manager Joe Michie announced Friday that New Braunfels will be among the research sites for a grant from the National c ancer Institute to the I niventy of Texas Health Science (enters at Houston and San Antonio Three years of local work are planned beginning with a community survey to study the risk factors for canter and chronic disease The survey will include the part time employ ment of a number of local people as interviewers Based on the results of the survey a three year program to reduce cancer and chronic disease risk w ill be conducted Annual follow up surveys are planned to study how effective the program is in lowering risk factors in New Braunfels According to 1-eaVonne Pulley field coordinator for the study the community survey will be conducted over the next four months with some 40U households to be randomly selected for participation in this study of health factors related to chronic disease* Pulley pointed out that a high participation rate among the selected households will be needed for the work to provide valid results Included in the interviews will be questions about health status and use of preventive health serv ices The local households participating in the study will also be asked about OC cupational and environmental hazards, cigarette smoking alcohol use eating habits and other health factors such as stress and social support Pulley emphasized that all information will be kept confidential and that data records will be stored in special ways to protect the privacy of all participants When the study is successfully completed the U T researchers plan to work with local leaders to develop new programs of health educa’ion to be in traduced during the three year study period The Texas Department of Heaitn will oversee the project s coordination with local agencies HoldirT back the flood Canyon Lake officials have closed Canyon Dam’s gates to mitigate public pressure from downstream flooding, but officials say there is plenty of room for incoming water as what could be a rainy spring approaches. By SARAH DUKE Stall VVi"lier I s Army Corp of Flngmeers officials said Friday reduced releases from ('anyon Lake do not affect the lake s ability to hold floodwater* but are an effort to reduce flooding in downstream areas Despite heavy inflow to the lake corps officials closed release gates Thursday to relieve flooding from Gonzales downstream to Victoria and the Gulf of Mexico Officials opened those gates at 6 p rn Thursday and have been making reduced released since that time As of Saturday night releases were at 45b cubic feet per se cond a considerable drop from the ami cfs releases earlier this week A Guadalupe Blanco River Authority spokesman said the reduction in flows actually will do nothing to ease flooding in the coastal area but is simply a political move to appease residents of the downstream area Inflows have pushed the lake level into the flood pool but corps officials say they have plenty of room to store more water Jerry Brite the corps reservoir manager at ('anyon Lake said he reduced released under orders from the corps district office in F ort Worth Brite said lake inflows topped 2.000 cfs at the Spring Branch gauge F'nday He said keeping releases dow-n will probably push the lake a few feet into the flood pool. an area large enough to hold water M feet above the con servation level May tie as lungs stabilize more we can get releas*' back up to HOO cfs Blite said ‘Over the next few daw with this release we re going to get into the floiKi pool ” Greg Rot he ('.BRA s chief engineer said the reduced flows will have virtually no impact on the situation downstream F'rom a flood perspective it reducing releases doesn t make any difference but the public s perception is different he said Kothe added that lake releases take live days to reach A ictoria some IOO miles from New Braunfels and one of the areas with high waters He said the corps and public officials in the coastal area were subjected to public outrage in January because thev were helpless to relieve flooding “F! silent tally we've got the same situation again We re basically at flood stage downstream from Cuero on down The a time it < flooding happened the corps took a lot ct heat, Kothe said Heavy rams in January caused flooding in the coastal region resulting in serious damages to agriculture and lo the oyster business Freshwater in the bay damaged a large por lion of Hie oyster population Rot he said the public considered the Canyon Lake releases lo be increasing the flood problems The corps' actions are not out of the ordinary and there is little chance that the lake's ability to hold flood waters will be diminished be added Yet. considering the impact ofSee GATES, Page 2A ;