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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Krueger, Hutchison focus on issues By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeitung The race for United States Senate is finally focusing on issues instead of political rhetoric as evi-denced by Sunday’s debate between Republican challenger Hay Bailey Hutchison and Democratic Senator Bob Krueger. During the debate, both candidates outlined their interests and will carry their messages in at least two more one-on-one debates before the June 5 election. Through the debate, Hutchison reaffirmed her outsider status and focused on her campaign platform — a strongly Republican one. “There are three simple problems to getting the economy going,” she said. “Taxation, regulation and litigation.” Krueger took advantage of the opportunity to point out that while claiming to be an outsider, Hutchison had been attacking him for supporting lawyers yet he had been "a businessman, a rancher and a teacher, but never a lawyer," like Hutchison. Krueger’s campaign has tried to maximize his independence and at the same time position himself as part of the change in government that the public wants. “We can’t be part of the past, we must be part of the change,” Krueger said. ‘They want action not gridlock.” He said that he had the best chance to influence Clinton on behalf of Texas. However, Krueger suffers from the age-old Democratic malaise — lack of unity. For example, questioned as to whether he regretted not supporting President Clinton’s budget resolutions on Sunday, Krueger responded that he could not because of the energy taxes it proposed. “It’s not my job to reflect Clinton, but to support Texas,” Krueger said. However, Hutchison attacked Krueger’s support for the president’s military budget cuts saying she supports the military. “It’s jobs for Texas, security for America,” she said. Krueger said he supports cutbacks in the U.S. defense of Europe — “let Europe defend themselves.” The candidates disagreed on what should be done about healthcare. Krueger favors temporary price regulation as a “tourniquet on a hemoraghing situation” and Hutchison is totally against price controls of any kind and prefers a free market solution. Sen. Bob Krueger Krueger again supported the President’s position, saying he was in favor of major health- Kay Bailey Hutchison care reform and thought the Clintons have been “brave and bold” in addressing this issue. Tuesday, May 18,1993 New Braunfels E y^ndellUdrIShing Herald Serving Comal County • Home of Austin Lyon    50    Cents    Daily,    75    Cents    Sunday Vol. 141, No. 128 VOICE supports Goodbread Group mounts campaign in community to retain re-elected councilman By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels citizens have formed a group called V.O.I.C.E., Voters Organized In Community Elections, to give the people of the city a stronger form of expression, according to V.O.I.C.E. Board Member Ted Alexander. Alexander said V.O.l.C.E.’s first project is to “mount a community and legal effort to ensure that a broad community vote for (New Braunfels City Councilman) James Goodbread is not denied.” “We’re there to ask the people’s question,” Alexander said, “which is ‘why doesn’t our vote count?*” Alexander said the most important issue currently facing New Braunfelsers is whether or not the people’s right to vote will be wasted on a “vindictive whim” to keep Goodbread out of office. Numerous Goodbread supporters feel the people have spo ken via their right to vote, and that Goodbread’s election to the council should be upheld. However, proponents of Goodbread serving a fourth term also use the fact that a term limitation was approved by voters as basis for their argument. Goodbread was re-elected to the council during the same election in which a term limitation amendment to the city charter was approved by voters Goodbread was subsequently enjoined from taking office for his fourth term and petitioners argue that the term limitation approved by voters in the May I election, limiting to three the total number of terms any one person may serve on council, should be immediately applied to Goodbread. V.O.I.C.E members feel the amendment cannot and should not be applied retroactively. Although Goodbread said he was not officially a part of V.O.I.C.E., he said he lauded the efforts of the group’s members. “I will support the efforts of any group dedicated to protecting the rights of the citizens,” Goodbread said. Sports STAMMTISCH...................5 BRIEFS..............................3 CLASSIFIED................8-10 COMICS............................6 OBITUARIES.....................2 OPINION.........................4    . SPORTS............................7 WATER WATCH...............2 WEATHER.........................2 The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Starnmtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, “Starnmtisch” represents a sitting place reserved members of a community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We invite you to share with us.Best Wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Cash Hermes, Norma Schneider, John Fernandez, Jessica Fernandez, Matthew Oakes and Sylvia Martinez.USDA Commodities The Community Council of South Central Texas will be issuing USDA commodities to income eligible households at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18 at New Braunfels Christian Church. Under the guidelines of the Texas Department of Human Services, all receip-ients will be required to complete an application in order to determine eligibility and must bring proof of residency, identity and income. Limited supply issued on a First-come, first-serve basis.Abstinence program Melanie Oakes, Director of the New Braunfels Crisis Pregnancy Center, will present an abstinence based program on sexually-transmitted diseases, AIDS Awareness to New Braunfels Middle School students. The program will be held Thursday, May 20 in the boy’s gymnasium of New Braunfels Middle School.Awards banquet held at CHS Becky Kaufmann was honored as the All-Around Female Athlete tor 1992-93 at Canyon High School Monday night and Todd Mitchell was named the All-Around Male Athlete. For a complete look at the awards banquet... See Sports. Page 7 Museum to offer sneak preview Hummel figurines, new brochure to be unveiled The Hummel Museum is celebrating two momentous occasions beginning at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18. “A Special Hummel Moment” is set to get under way, in conjunction with the “Hummelfest” cele-b r a t i o n scheduled for May 21-23. The event will include a sneak preview of 360 M.I. Hummel figurines which have been loaned by W. Goebel Porzellan-fabrik, the manufacturer in Roeden-tal, Germany. Also on the schedule is the introduction of the new Hummel Museum brochure which was underwritten by Diamond Shamrock. The brochure will be presented to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Roger Hem-minghaus. Today’s event ■ WHAT - Hummel Museum celebration • 360 M.I. Hummel figurines on loan from Germany to be displayed; Introduction of new Hummel Museum brochure. ■ WHEN-Today at 2:30 p.m. ■ WHERE • The Hummel Museum, 199 Main Plaza. For more information, contact Cathy Crist Talcott at 625-5636. Charges against Hadlock dropped By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeitung Scott Hadlock, one of the four men originally arrested in September of 1992 and charged with organized criminal activity, tampering with vehicle identification numbers and misrepresentation of governmental records, has had all charges against him dropped. Hadlock was arrested with his two cousins, Chet and Charles Hadlock, and Richard Edge, all of New Braunfels, for taking part in an alleged automobile “chop shop” fronted out of a local business. Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said Hadlock will not be prosecuted for any involvement he may have had with the other three individuals. *The grand jury has chosen not to indict Scott Hadlock,” Reimer said. Hadlock said he was arrested on the same warrant with the other three men, and following an investigation the charges were subsequently dropped. However, Hadlock said he never got to tell police his side of the story. “I’ve never really been questioned by the police,” Hadlock said. “I never got to explain myself or answer any of their questions. The charges were just dropped.” Hadlock said he would have answered any questions investigators may have had regarding his involvement, but he was never asked, and therefore feels like he was “strung along” and not treated fairly. Hadlock and the other three men were arrested in September of 1992 on allegations that they were operating a chop shop. Public records allege the men were purchasing wrecked vehicles, removing the vehicle identification number from the vehicles and placing them on stolen cars. Carol Hall named CISD interim superintendent Monday night By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeitung Carol Hall, assistant superintendent of curriculum, was named interim superintendent for the Comal Independent School District at Monday’s school board workshop meeting. She will replace Superintendent Joe Rogers as of June I and will serve until a new superintendent is able to come on board. Rogers will assume a new position as principal of Smithson Valley High School as of June I, necessitating an interim superintendent. Hall will assume all the responsibilities of the position for the summer. ‘The m^jor focus I’m sure will be what’s going to happen with the school funding    in Austin for June I," Hall said. “Everything we do after that in the budget preparation will    be focused on that. That’s always our big task during the summer." %» v* Carol Hall For a good cause New Braunfels city council member Jan Kennady was just one of many who gave blood to the cause of local attorney Tom Bluntzer who is fighting cancer. More than IOO people had given blood for Bluntzer. Photo by Karla Wenzel. Local attorney’s call for help answered in a big way Monday A blood drive organized for local attorney Tom Bluntzer, a partner in the law firm Reagan, Burrus, Dierksen, Lemon and Bluntzer, went over exceptionally well according to blood drive organizer Debbie Williams. Williams said she had originally antic- See editorial, page 4 ipated between 65 and 70 people coming out, so she, along with employees form the South Texas Regional Blood Bank, were surprised when more than IOO people showed up to donate blood.Inside Starnmtisch ;