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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPYOMB wanted more audits of country’s small taxpayers.See Page 5AHodges pitches 2-hit shutout in NB’s district opener.See Page 8ALadies continue local Geburtstag Kranzchen tradition.See Page 1B New Braunfels A ft DE Vol. 139, No. 89 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144Wednesday March 20, 1991 25 Cents Two Sections, 18 Pages Stammtisch I Moratorium bill sent for more studyBest wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Joyce Meadows, Forrest Horccka, Helen Voigt, Gardenia Yancz, Jesse Flores Sr., Lawrence T. Krueger, Angeline Stahl, Benjamin Edwin Sanchez and David Kight. Belated best wishes to Ginny Garcia, Joyce Hoffman and Florence Holden. Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Hunks and Honeys Smithson Valley High School Project Graduation Committee invites the public to a Hunks and Honeys fashion show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Modeling in the fashion show will be seniors from Smithson Valley High School. Students will be wearing fashions from The Box Car, Gingiss Formal Wear and Giiano. Admission is a mere $2 for adults and SI for students. Tickets are available from any high school senior or at the door. Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee and there will be entertainment provided by the Smithson Valley High School Dance Team. Project Graduation is made up of concerned parents who want all graduating seniors to have a place to celebrate on graduation night — a place free of drugs and alcohol, properly chaperoned and lots of fun.Meeting cancelled Canyon High School’s Project Graduation Committee has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Thursday because of conflicting activities at the high school. The meeting has been rescheduled for April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Commons. All junior and senior parents are urged to attend.Community Ed Learn to use a ribbon to make banana clips, French barrette and the curl bow in a “Hair Bow Making ’’ class Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Canyon High School. For more information or to register, call the Community Education office al 625-8081 Monday through Thursday from 9 a m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers needed Comal County Women’s Center needs more volunteers. The center will ofTer training classes for hotline volunteers and other interested persons who want to become acquainted with the program on March 23 from 9 a.m. to noon or on March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Women’s Center Office, 193-1/2 W. San Antonio St. It’s not necessary to leave your home to volun- Sn STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2A By STEPHANIE FERGUSON ' Nawa Editor AUSTIN — Proposed legislation that would place a two-year moratorium on the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns was bumped into a subcommittee for further study Tuesday by the House Environmental Affairs Committee. Rep. Edmund Kuempel, committee member and sponsor of HB 420, said he remains confident the bill will pass. A number of New Braunfels citizens, public officials, environmentalists, cement company officials and lobbyests filled the hearing room at the John H. Reagan Building for the all-day committee hearing. A number of hazardous-waste related bills were being considered. “Hopefully the Legislature will consider it pollution-prevention legislation," Kuempel said about his bill that was written to give lawmakers and regulatory agencies more lime to study the technology of burning hazardous waste as fuel in cement kilns. “The moratorium would give us a level playing field,” said David Wallace, president of the New Braunfels group Securing a Future Environment. During the hearing, Wallace questioned whether the Balcones CementROUNDUP "Hopefully the Legislature will consider it pollution-prevention legislation/' said State Rep. Edmund Kuempel of his bill seeking a two-year moratorium on permitting of cement kilns to burn hazardous waste. Plant in New Braunfels could safely bum hazardous waste as fuel when it had a number of “upset conditions” at the plant last year during normal operations. “We need more time to find out what really happened during the 400 violations ... Arc they capable of burning hazardous waste in a cement plant that has 400 violations?” Wallace said. SAFE member Paul Fraser also testified that the Lafarge Corp. and Sys-tcch Environmental Corp. should not be allowed to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant at the expense of the environment. “Everybody gets rich on this thing, SM HEARING, Pag* 2A San Marcos man jailed on drug-related charges By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*wa Editor A 50-year-old San Marcos man remains in jail today after officers from the Comal County Sheriffs Office and the New Braunfels Police Department arrested him on drug charges. Felix Cuevas remains in the Comal County Jail on a charge of possession of cocaine under 28 grams. He is expected to be magistrated today. Cuevas was arrested at approximately I p.m. Tuesday at the comer of West San Antonio and Hill streets. After searching his late-model Buick, authorities found a small amount of cocaine in an eyeglass case, said Sheriff Jack Bremer. Bremer said Cuevas cooperated and then told officers he had more cocaine in a local motel room where he was staying “This is a case we’ve been working on for a couple of weeks and we finally just set up on the street comer knowing that some day this guy would drive by, and he did,” Bremer said.Burglary suspect arrested An 18-year-old Canyon Lake resident remains in the Comal County Jail today in lieu of posting a $5,000 bond on a burglary of a habitation charge. Royal Dean Adams is a suspect in the burglary of a residence in the Canyon Lake area Nov. 30,1990, said Sheriff Jack Bremer Adams is being investigated rn three other burglaries in the lake area, he said.Flying the flag Workmen on Tuesday raise a 30-toot Hag pole outside the offices of tne New Braunfels bieratd-Zenung, providing a place to display a iarge American Hag. (Photos Dy Erin KartssonGood Day Mostly cloudy conditions and a chance for rain are forecast for the area today. The high today could reach 80, according to forecasters, bettering Tuesday’s high in New Braun fels of 77 and an overnight low of 58. A low of 62 is expected tonight and a foggy dawn is ant lei {lated. For more weather information, see Page 2A. Inside: CLASSIFIED........................5-7B COMICS..................................4B CROSSWORD........................3A DEAR ABBY..........................SA EDUCATION...........................SB ENTERTAINMENT..................BA HOROSCOPE.........................4B KALEIDOSCOPE.................1-2B PRIME TIME...........................7A SPORTS.............................S-10A TV LISTINGS..........................41 WEATHER..............................2ALadder truck under repair in Wisconsin By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer The equipment supply at the New Braunfels Fire Department is at a minimum. “We do have Ute bait bones of equipment. When one (piece of) equipment goes out we have Utile or no backup,” said City Manager Paul Grohman. When this happens, members of the fire deparuiient rely on then mutual -aid agreements — cooperauon with other fire departments — to help out in needy situations. Some of the fire deparuncut’s equipment was shuffled between stations ui or der to provide the Central Fire Station with the proper gear The reserve pumper at the County Lute 9— FIRE, Pag* 2AMorning mishap On* person was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital following a mishap this morning on Laurel Lane. Likely contributing to the acct-dent which occurred about 8:15 a.m., sources at the scene indicated, was a slippery roadway No further details were available at press time. (Photo by Erik Karisson) NBISD bars smoking in all school facilities By SIEPHANIE FERGUSON N*w* toitoi Lighting up on New Braunieis Independent School District piopcny, such os in the stadium during football games, is now banned after the boaid of trustees unanimously approved a no-smoking policy tuesday. “I dunk the pol-1 icy is a policy that everyone can live with,” said Supei-iiuendeiu Charles Brad ben y. The policy adopted Tuesday slates: “Smoking and tobacco use are public health hazards, therefore Bradbury smoking and the use of tobacco product dial I he* ni orbited iii all district WW buildings.” Disuict buildings include open air properly such as playground areas, pat king facilities, ouidooi athletic fields, practice fields, or ai any other activity beld on disuict piopcny or at any school related or school sanctioned activity oil or off school property. “'There will be a designated area rn each budding for employees who smoke, ’ Biadbcrry said. School principals also can seek a smoke-free designation from the super intel idem's office thai would piohibii any smoking on their campus, taking out the designated smoking area. So, if an employee was hired ai thai smoke-free school and was a smoker, he or she would hoi be allowed lo smoke, Rradbcny said. 3** SMOKING, Pag* 2A ;