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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas n $339,000 Donations so tarsi 71(962 To contribute to the United Way, call 620-7760. Inside Opinion.........................................4A Comics.........................................4B Sports Day................................1-3B Marketplace............................5-12B Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-ZeHung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: AcMyn BwlwLL.iill, ,1, - BnlmaUB»Bf| Heflien Ormond, Rosy Ormond, MMgdL ISsMaa saam t Rt tManaa ss ass ■ w I SUSI |d fWRve jJjII M n mil rn mm m--- OI ll 11 nOvisia RMUBI My Valorio Ronss Cortez (IS yoars old), lobby Kraft (Saturday), Jsrsmis mchoz (SS y oars old), Irons Self (SO yoars old on Saturday), Ross Kotpi (Monday), Robert Floras Sr., Tara edwards (14 yoars old), Ssllnda Osuna, Al Mouk and Margarst Trahan (bolatod on Saturday). Happy anniversary wishes go to: Clarence and Doris Biteche (40 years on Monday), Carl and Marty Davit (35 years on Saturday), Douglas and Patricia Feuge (28 years on Saturday), Henry and Barbara Hand (39 years on Saturday) and Blas and Nena Gomez (26 years on Thursday, belated). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.School seeks refuse as garden resource The students of Carl Schurz Elementary School need donations of cow manure, old hay, leaves and other compostable materials for the large garden they are planting. For more information, call David Heefner at 625-7361.GOP offers rides to polls for voters In order to encourage people to vote, the Republican Party of Comal County is providing car-pooling to the polls for Election Day on Tuesday. Voters should call Republican Headquarters at 629-6442 to arrange a ride, lf possible, voters should also have their voter certificates available, although it is not necessary. The party also invites the public to watch the returns come in at its headquarters, beginning at 7 p.m.Screening set for Alpha deficiency A free, confidential screening for Alpha-antitrypsin deficiency will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Utilities Building on the Main Plaza. The screening is sponsored by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the American Lung Association of Texas, the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, the Alpha National Association and Alpha members of Texas.Mid-Texas Symphony begins rehearsals today Rehearsals for the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus begin at 2 p.m. today at Ayers Recital Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus. The chorus will perform parts of Handel s “Messiah’ under the direction of Dan Long For more information, call Fred Fruehoiz at 625-6420.Optimist Club to meetMondsy The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Molly Joe’s Restaurant.Newcomers Club to look at education Rose Marie Eash, president of the Comal Area League of Women Voters, will be the guest speaker at the Newcombers Club of New Braunfels meeting at 9:30 a m. Tuesday at the Seniors Center of Comal County. Eash will discuss the many educational services available to local citizens and how they can effectively get involved in their government and have an impact on political decisions at the local, state and national levels. F1 -V’ ‘ _ >• sr I 'JI a 7 4? See Page 1B. landing irks residents on river. See Page 3A. {RS ' f \ i -1 New Braunfels nena See Page 2B. New Braunfels Herald 60 pages in four sections H Sunday, November 3,1996 SUNDAY Moo9 MIC I ANDELL IJR » IX 79V03- Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years B Home of Cprl and Marty Davis Vol. 144, No. 255 Clinton, Dole trade jabs as campaign enters final days before election From wire service reports Cruising into a final weekend of frenetic campaigning with a sizeable lead in the polls, President Clinton accused his opponents today of employing “the old politics of division” for electoral gain. “I say to them, we’ve seen the results of this before,” Clinton said in his weekly radio address, which he made while making a campaign stop in San Antonio. “The politics of division yields only division and gridlock.” Without mentioning Republican challenger Bob Dole by name, Clinton said, “Many people treat elections as opportunities to divide us.” Campaign aides said Clinton was aiming at Dole’s use of affirmative action and immigration as “wedge issues.” Clinton Dole, making his last weekly radio address before Tuesday’s election, listed the differences between him and the president and promised to maintain his values if elected. “I will not be reinvented,” Dole said as he rode in a bus caravan across Michigan as part of a %-hour marathon campaign tour. “I will not turn against the values that shaped me. I will never run on a stolen agenda.” Dole also hurled accusations of a scandalous past in the Clinton administration. “I want a White House that never compromises its ethics or violates its word,” Dole said. “I still believe in the honor of that office — the highest in this land, the highest in the world — and I am still offended when that honor is betrayed.” Dolt Unicorns name their queen _____ - J^photoby MICK _ _ P.A. Vargas and Paul Gonzsltx sac ort newly crowned Now Brmmfttt Homecoming queen April Luna unbar a brtdgt of swords during Friday's gams against Ilia Saguln Matadors. H*aJd-Z*ttung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL nyron rioranana ms wurst Navy hook hi rnosy avaning to nap opsn ins annual wuanvaac. me event win continue through Nov. 10,sail toward a big year By DAVID DKKUNOtRmms*_ Famed accordionist Myron Floren has come to New Braunfels for 29 years to play to crowds at Wurstfest, and it gets better each year, he said. “It feels wonderful, or as they say here,' Myron Florin talks about why he enjoys Wurstfest on Page 3A A Wurstfest schedule for today and Monday appears on Page 2A Results from the Wurstfest 5-mile Run on Page 2B H«rakj-Z*rtung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Wurstfest President Rusty Brand) and his wife Pam chow down aa they open 10-day festival with the traditional aausaga biting. wunderbar,’” Floren said. “I do ISO to 160 dates a year all over the U.S. and Canada, and my wife (Bcrdyne) looks forward to this one,” Flown and the “Wurst Navy” kicked ofT Wurstfest *96 on Friday. Floren is well-known for playing his accordion on the “Lawrence Wclk Show,” which he began doing when the show pre miered on network television in 1955. The show left network TV in 1982, but it still appears on 272 public television stations. Spending IO days at Wurstfest in New Braunfels is like a family vacation, he said. “It is one of those things that has become a family thing for Berdyne and I,” he said. A number of reasons contribute to that family feeling, Floren said. One is his wife’s German background. ‘Then the friendliness, the idea of so many people getting together and having a good time without any trouble.” Floren first played at Wurstfest in 1967, when the event was 6 years old and still going through growing puns. “I still remember when I was rehearsing with the band we were standing in water in what is now part of the Opa Room,” Floren said. ‘The floor still had dirt on it, and it had been raining when we came in.” “Back then everything was in one room, and there were a couple of things outside,” Floren said. “Of course, now the grounds are more cleaner and there is entertainment for the kids.” * % - SSBI — Garden Ridge seeks water deal with NBU By ABE LEVY Stall Writer In light of upcoming pumping restrictions on Edwards Aquifer wells, the city of Garden Ridge is asking New Braunfels Utilities to consider selling some of its surplus water rights. By the end of the year, all Edwards well owners must submit basic information about their wells to the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The information must include information on the most water pumped in one year between 1972 and 1993. According to Senate Bill 1477, w hich created the authority, the total claims must not exceed 450,(MM) acre feet of water initially and 4(M),(MM) acre feet by 2010. Some estimates currently indicate that the region’s wells are using at least 550,000 acre feet, causing many well owners like New Braunfels Utilities and Garden Ridge to anticipate cutbacks during the permit process. NBU (ieneral Manager Paula DiFonzo said cities and utilities are left to guess how much water they will be able to use, because the criteria for making cutbacks has not been set and Tuesday’s election may cause significant changes in the EA A’s 15-member board. "(The EAA’s job) is huge and will be one of the toughest things trying to jump into because there are such big issues and deadlines to face with permitting,” said DiFonzo, whose term as an appointed EAA member for Comal County ends in December. “The concern is: If I’m permitted, how do I meet my growth?” Officials in Garden Ridge, where the system’s customer base is almost entirely single-family homes, expect the EAA to limit the use of the city’s three aquifer wells. Garden Ridge Mayor Jay P. Minikin sent a letter more than a week ago to DiFonzo seeking negotiations for a possible purchase of water either from NBU’s surface water rights or through aquifer water rights after the EAA completes its permitting process. Other cities, such as San Marcos, expressed interest this past summer in buying water from NBU, which can expand its surface water treatment plant to supply up to 24 million gallons of water per day. DiFonzo said she began discussions with Millikin on Friday and expects to resume negotiations this week. NBU currently has nghts to pump about 8 million gallons per day from the C iuadalupe River and Canyon Lake through its surface water treatment plant. It plans to claim almost 9 million gallons per day as its historical high for use from its aquifer wells. The utility reached that mark in 1986. Over the past summer, NBU used an average of about IO million gallons per day of water from both the surface and aquifer sources, and it averaged about 7 million gallons per day for the year, utility officials said. If the EAA grants NBU its historical claim, the utility would have about 17 million gallons per day of combined surface and aquifer water rights, leaving a surplus it could sell to other communities. Millikin said he will ask for about 5(H),(MM) to 8(X),(MM) gallons per day in a contract that ends in 2005. He then may ask for 800,(XX) to 1.5 million gallons per day in a contract running from 2005 to 2010.New Braunfels is big enough for more than one chamber. See Opinion, ;

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