New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
10 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ Friday, May 26,1995WheelsHonda Prelude SE
New special edition makes Prelude attractive in competitive segment
The Honda Prelude is a high performance, technically sophisticated sports coupe and for ‘95, a new special edition model makes the Prelude an even more attractive offering in this very competitive segment.
The SE is powered by David a 2.3-liter double-over-
SulleriS head cam 160-horsepower engine and equipped with a wide range of standard features that include a leather appointed interior, rear spoiler, exclusive alloy wheels and distinct special edition badging.
The SE engine produces 156 foot-pounds of torque at 4500 rpm. Its cams are belt-driven and the block is aluminum alloy with fiber-reinforced cylinder walls. The cylinder head, too, is aluminum alloy.
The sophisticated powerplant uses four-valves per cylinder to optimize fuel-air flow.
The induction system is Honda’s multipoint fuel injection, and ignition is fully electronic.
Premium unleaded fuel is required.
The powerplant is transverse mounted and the Prelude is a front-wheel drive design.
Like all ‘95 Honda Preludes, the SE is equipped with standard driver’s and passenger’s side airbags, power sunroof with tilt feature, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo cassette system, power windows, and body-colored dual power mirrors, cruise control and an adjustable steering column.
For precise handling and maneuverability,
1995 Honda Prelude SE
the Prelude SE uses a four-wheel independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars.
Cias pressurized shocks are used front and rear.
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
and four-wheel disc brakes are also standard. Tires on the SE are Michelin XGT-V4 allseason radials.
Safety and convenience features on the Prelude SE include an anti-lock braking system, power door locks, 15-inch tires and
wheels and a driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support.
The Presude SE rides on a 100.4-inch wheelbase and is 174.8 inches long overall. It weighs in at 2963 pounds when equipped with the automatic transmission as was the
Weight distribution with the automatic transmission is 65 percent front and 35 percent rear.
The SE is available in only two colors, Sherwood Green Pearl and Cashmere Metallic. Our test vehicle was finished in the latter. Both feature an Ivory leather-appointed interior.
Fuel economy for the SE is 22 miles per gallon in town with either the automatic or manual transmission. On the highway, the manual transmissioned car achieves 26 mpg and the automatic 27.
Prices for the SE start at $23,400 with a five-speed manual transmission and range up to $24,150 for the SE equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment on the test vehicle, in addition to that already mentioned, included 3-point seatbelts for front and rear passengers, cruise control, six speakers, tilt steering column, right side fold down rear seatback, cupholder, driver’s seat memory feature, remote trunk and fuel door release, low fuel warning light, ignition switch light, center console with armrest and storage, intermittent windshield wipers, front spoiler, front splash guards, electric rear window defroster, and tinted glass.
The only option aboard the test vehicle were floor mats and those added $92 to the base price. Destination charges added another $380.
(David Sullens, editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, has written an automotive column for the past ll
years.)Head Start volunteers get a night of recognition
The Community Council cl South Central Texas, Inc. Head Start program held a Volunteer Celebration in honor of all the individuals who selflessly volunteered their time to the three Guadalupe County and four Comal County Head Start centers this school year. The Volunteer Celebration was held on Wednesday, May IO at the McQueeney Lions Club and all volunteers who spent time at Head Start were invited to attend. The hall was donated by the Lions Club in support of the Head Start program. Ignacio “Nacho” Estrada, a comedian and ventriloquist, entertained the volunteers and their children with an environmental show entitled, “Respect, Recycle, Re-Use and Reduce.”
Head Start staff presented plaques to the top three volunteers from Guadalupe and Comal counties. The top three volunteers from Comal County were: Lidia Esquivel, 635 hours; Nicole Gonzales, 548 hours; and Rose Ann Rubio, 536 hours. The top three volunteers from Guadalupe County were: Margo Woody, 443 hours; Isidro Arriaga, 420 hours; and Sandra Burleson, 385 hours.
Head Start staff also recognized the volunteer work given by the Head Start 25+ Club. The 25+ Club consists of volunteers who have volunteered 25 or more hours in one month at the Head Start centers. The 25+ Club members from both counties were: Isidro Amaga, Wanda Aurland, Maria Barboza, Clara Brownfield, Charles Burleson, Sandra Burleson, Deborah Campos, Sandra Campos, Diana Casarez, Brenda Cimental, Refugio Deleon, Lidia Esquivel, Kathy Flores, Jackie Frazier, Connie Gomez, Daniel Gomez, Nicole Gonzales, Kristie
Pictured are Head Start Parent Invovlement Coordinator Maria Avalos; third place volunteer in Guadalupe County Sandra Burelson; first place volunteer in Guadalupe County Margo Woody; Program Director Ramona Reyes; second place volunteer for Comal County Nicole Gonzales; and first place volunteer for Comal County Lidia Esquivel.
Some of the 25-+ club members: bottom - JoAnn Villanueva, Teresa Rocha, Charles Burleson, Sandra Burleson, Brenda Kelly, and, top •
Maria Barboza, Clara Brownfield, Nocole Gonzales, Margo Woody and Udia Esquivel.
Grace, Tom Gnzink, Rosie Gutierrez, Brenda Kelly, Elisa Kester, Marilyn
Gina Haynes, Daniel Hernandez, Fell- Lampkin, Marina Lomas, Felix Mar-
pa Juarez, Jeff Kasper, Susan Kasper, tinez, Gloria Martinez, Maria Mar-
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Give your student the Ombudsman Summer School advantage. Ombudsman Educational Services, with centers in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake, is accepting registrations for its summer school programs. Registrations can be initiated by calling the administrative office at 708-367-6383 or toll-free at 800-833-9235. Parents and children are welcome to visit a location by calling and scheduling an appointment.
The summer programs are scheduled from June 12 through Aug. 12.
Students may enroll for a 60-hour or 40-hour skill development program in one or all essential skill areas reading, math, study skills and writing. These areas are completely individualized with mutually designed outcomes between the parents and Ombudsman. The use of computer-assisted instruction not only permits the student to stay actively involved in the learning process, but also receive positive feedback at all levels while experiencing a learning environment very different
tinez, Ruby Mascorro, Pamela Moreno, Pete Moreno Jr., Velcda Moms, JoAnn Munoz, Jencss Neagley, JoAnn Padilla, Joe David Padilla, Vicky Plane, Flor Ramirez, David Roberts, Teresa Rocha, Patty Ann Rodriguez, Roxanne Rodriguez, Rose Ann Rubio, Theresa Thorton, t'hrissy Valadez, Summer Valasco, JoAnn Villanueva, Sherne Watters, and Margo Woody. The 53
members of the 25+- Club were presented with a specialized Head Start 25+- key chain.
Over 426 individuals have volunteered approximately 14,565 hours at the Head Start centers this school year by working in the classrooms, helping in the kitchens and offices, participating in fund-raisers and field trips, and attending parent meetings and par
ent education workshops. Parent and community involvement are essential parts of every Head Start program. Head Start believes that parents are the most important influence on a child’s development, and through their participation in classes and workshops, parents learn about the needs of their children and about educational activities that can be carried on at home.
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High school students needing credits may sign up for 60 hours for each semester of credit. Ombudsman coordinates the transfer of credits with the home high school.
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