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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Vol. 139, No. 96 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377 880) 512-625-9144 mm    rnFridayMarch 29, 199125 Cents Sections, 18 Pages Coming Sunday Best wishes Ttic New Braunfels llerald-’/eiiung wishes “happy birthday” today to Douglas “Kid” Brandt, Adriana McDonald, Sara Meta Han/, Linda Morales, Samuel Steward, Bernice Melrose, Eastacio Luna and Adolfo Ortega Jr. Best wishes Saturday to the Rev. Francis Maas, Zcnaida Suarez, Amanda Nicholson, Kathryn Elisc Taylor, Kclyn Zxxdlcr and Kerby Zocller. Happy anniversary today to Jack and Agnes Knight and Marceline and Rebecca Ponce. Ktiow of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings. Championship ball boys When the call went out for more ball boys to work at the U.S. Women’s ilardcourt Championships in San Antonio, it was answered by six New Braunfels youngsters. Donald and Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy and Jason Wade, Kirby Wilson and James Tyler have already worked matches involving Pain Shriver and Munucla Malceva, among others. Tile boys, ranging in ages from 12-16, have worked every day of the event al the McFarlin Tennis Center. The group’s last scheduled appearance as ball boys is today. They arc likely to work this afternoon's featured match between Monica Seles and Claudia Porwik. Tree grafting workshop A pecan and peach tree grafting workshop is set for April 4 at the Comal County Extension Office beginning at 2 p.m. that afternoon. Dr. Loy Shreve, extension horticulturist, will present the program on grafting trees. Shreve will discuss several methods of grafting, liming, storing graftwood, recommended varieties, and care of the trees after grafting The extension office office will have graftwood available free to those attending the workshop Pecan varieties of graftwood include Kiowa, Desirable, Pawnee, and Choctaw. Peach varieties include Junegold and f etstnr Participants will do some hands on grafting of seedling trees in New Braunfels Defensive drlvlnq I he division of continuing edit cation at lex as Lutheran College in Seguin will ofler a defensive driving course from 6 to IO p m. Apiil 2 ami 4. I he course will lie in room 109 of Wether Hall on the ILC campus and is under the supervision of the National Safety Council and the I exas SafetyAsso cialion. Cost is 525; to register, call 1-512 372-8042. Book sale I he I Itll annual Schertz Public Library Book Sale will be April 5 I at the Schertz Public I ibrary Bookstore, OOH Schertz Parkway Sale hours are ll am to H pm Friday, IO a in to 5 p m Saturday ami noon to I pm. Sunday. Hie Books by the Inch” pricing sys tem will In* used Hardhacks arc 50 cents an inch and paivrhacks and magazines will Im' 25 cents an inch Call 1-512 658 6011 for more information Newcomers meeting I lie New Braunfels Newcomers club will meet tuesday at the Sv« SI AMM I ISCH, Pig* 2A Sunny but gusty conditions today should find the high near 70 and winds from the northwest at 25-30 mph, diminishing later in the day. An overnight low in the 40s is aniiciapied. Iii New Braunfels Wednesday, the high was 84, die overnight low was 52 and only a trace of rain was recorded. For more withier information, see Page 2A. Inside: CLASSIFIED ......................4    SB COMICS..................................6A CROSSWORD........................3A DEAR ABBY................   3B ENTERTAINMENT..................3B HOROSCOPE........................ 6A RELIGIOUS FOCUS ..........1-2B SPORTS............................(MOA TV LISTINGS..........................6A WE AIM! R............................. 2A NBL) offering retirement incentives By DANA oven*? I RFF r City Fdltor Thirteen New Braunfels Utilities employees will have 45 days to decide if they will retire from their careers at the local utility NBU’s Board of Trustees Thursday night approved an incentive retire merit program in an effort to reduce the public utility’s workforce "We’ve never had an incentive retirement program,” said Jeff Thompson, director of adm im strati ve and financial services at NRU “We’ve been talking afront this fire several months By offering (this program), we feel some of thc»se employees getting close to retirement, that this may fie what it takes for them to letirr at this time It is a voluntary program ” NRU is offering three options for early retirement to those employees who will be 59-1/2 by June V), 1991. There are Ll employees who meet that criteria The first option offers a $150 incentive for each year of ser vice completed by June IO: all the eligible employees qualify for the first option The second choice s a ’’vesting incentive” that involves the retirement system and the third alter native is a minimum benefit offer of 55. OOO “On one hand it's ar. opportunity, but on the other hand, f feel like we’re Irising a Sot of experience that will ie hard to replace," Thompson said. The retirement incentive is a ine-tjme offer and employees nave from April I through May 15 to make a decision "After May 15, all lets ire off. said SHU General Manager Bon Sohn. “It might tie to their benefit to make a decision at this time because ifter 45 lays. they might no aid off,” aid Trustee GA “Skip” 'vtratemann reiterating hat NBU’s goal is a reduction of employee numbers. “It needs to ne milers rood ay the employees hat this is not a * xilicv' but is rn fact a one-time shot .us blowed meter our layoff policy which stales hat the noard .md management will insider alternatives to avoffs during a worktorce. reduction oeriod. ‘ Thompson dated in his .talus report to the maid. If an employee retires from a position hat cannot be eft vacant, .mother employee could ie ranst erred rom mother iepartment o fill hat lost. Thompson explained, *Onr intent s o •educe he turn her of smpioyees. ’ ic aud. adding hat he iepartmenis vt ll ie restructured ‘Do you have in mind a number of iconic to curtail?" isked Mavor Aren Becker a board We*!l lake ill vho volunteer** John aid. Stratemann node be notion to ncccpt the program “rustee Cohert Orr oteo against the measure Voting -es vere tecker ina Trustee esse Gomez. Also Tiursaav, TBH loam >t '"rusted approved a Jrug aul Akto-loi Viiicv or -mniovees. When tie Kiara »pprovea a *ersonnct oticv ast year, vc eft a pace ar a Drug ma Alcohol Viticv i hat me. "hompson ani. NBH as .ai Arni 5 leadline rv vrncn io lave a policy rn usee iccoratng o ne ewest Wonc-nen s C. irnpensauon I aw. CISD hopeful cites skill in management Stammtisch Man arrested in drug case By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A 23-ycar-old New Braunfels man was arrested on drug charges Thursday after officers from the Comal County Sheriffs Office exceeded a search warrant at his residence Edward Gonzales was arrested Thursday afternoon and later released from the Comal County Jail after posting bond on a charge of possession of marijuana under two ounces Officers executed the warrant at 12:51 p.m. in the 2000 block of Spur 3. The search warrant was issued by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R.G. “Doc” Blanchard. “As we entered the house he was smoking a joint. The house really reeked,” said a narcotics officer, who asked not to be identified. “He had his 3-ycar-old daughter in the house.” Officers found several small hags of mari juana and some cash. Drowning accidental, autopsy says Shelter in the storm t hp moon illuminates a rptroRtinq cloud over the lighted spire of I iving Word Church on U S Highway 81 Ta^t in New Braunfels A stormy evening Thursday produced only a trace of measurable precipitation. (Photo by f ok Karlsson) By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor An elderly San Antonio woman found floating in Canyon Lake Wednesday afternoon died as a result of accidental drowning, according to an autopsy report. “It’s going to be called accidental drowning,” said Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart, who ordered the autopsy “The medical examiner concluded hat the cause (of slinping into the water) was by falling on the concrete (boat) ramp.” The autopsy was performed at he Travis County Medical Examiner's Office in Austin. Kathleen Sircckiein, 78, was found floating near he boat ramp ire a :n Canyon Springs Resort, nearly two hours after she was reported missing by her sister Wednesday morning. The accident marks the first drowning at Canyon Lake in 199 L Chief Deputy Wayne Hobos of the Comal County Sheriffs Office was the first to snot the missing woman floating in about three feet of water Mrs Strecklein, was visiting lier sister al Canyon Springs Resort on Canyon Springs Road, when she wandered from the house, authorities said, tdding she wa* suffering from health problems Canyon Springs Resort is on FM 2673 at the northern tip of the lake Good Day By STEPHANIE FERGUSON 4i»w* Editor San Antonio nome builder Don Craighead said bis success ai business will allow him to bring good management skills to the Comal Independent School District Board ofTrustees if elected in May. ‘During he I last six years we’ve seen i some really bad times in the home-1 building nusi-I ness md I was able to analyze my business and come back    ~ in an overhead    Cohead and stay in business when a lot of | friends of mine haven’t been able I lo,” he said. Craighead, who bai lived in I I Bulverde in the Comal iSD Tor six j years, said he Mas been involved I with a number of school activities. He served ax the president of the j Athletic Booster Club for two years amt the vice president of the Future Farmers of America Booster Club for two years He also verves (rn the board of directors of .he Greater San Antonio Bulkier’s I Association Craighead is running for a three-ear .arm on the school oartl in he May 4 election. Thirteen flense have filed for tour position*. Craig heat! said one of the rumor slues facing the district is choot i nance. ,T want to ne s ore : tat we i on-nuc the hisn (.uaiiiv ct education tat we’ve cen .living out, oui I link we're going to f ave to leant o do it with less money ’ *! feet I ie I econ biga placings t ne Smithson Valiev t lien behoot no CiJivon Ti go School )ocauiion tAaliis i re examples et ie academic excellence hie CISD s providing ana we : ecu to ensure uu ie lsirucuon eve! s oi onipromiseu.’ l.aigneau s uurieu na as tree i daunters, two ut wnom nave muuaieu rom tmuison aucv hgn choop hie ougmer i opnomore at ii VEIS. 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