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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas SVdowns Canyon in consolation finals, See Page 13A New Braunfels vol 134 No 227 frilling Sunday November 22 1^87 50 Cents 707 landa St New Braunfe s Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880 512-625-9*44 Three Sections 46 Page: One match short Please excuse Hum* Mane Miw.t if she take® a second look around before stepping into the walk in freezer at the gourmet shop she and her husband Wolfgang nun Kuropa Kine Foods ®«h** probably just want.® to make sure somebody. els*' is around before going in You see last week Rose Marie walked in only to discover she couidn t gel out The* dour to the dee;* freeze had Un ked trapping her inside Fortunately Wolfgang was there and bt* quickiv frets! her Cold shaken but otherwise unharmed Now I know how the (.Till ken Cordon Bleu feels said Rose Mane Is that Bleu or Blue 'Hips Harold goofed In Friday s 'Stdtnmlix h he referred to Maureen I.vie as president of the » unyor. l.ake Chamber of Commerce Silly Harold Wr all know J hr Wuh**lm is president and I.vie is the ex ecutive director Harold got excited atjuut the Chamber s planned <*hristmas festivities beginning with the inaugural lighting ot a *>* foot Christmas tree at T p m on Ins » at the chamber offues followed I Hrs 12 bv a parade down KM >" starting at ll a rn IU tv Also at ( anvon Lake the fourth annual parade of I jghts featuring floats of the Texas \ acht Club dei or ated with lights alii hr held lire 12 They expext about 23 boats will be in the parade cording to Mike ( antu W tthoff Texas A acht (Tut parade The boats will begin The parade a', f »u p rn at the i any on Lake huns pro* reding south down th* r Ida of the lake and turning into major coves to be visible to the publH Persons at either North < omai ( a neon or (danes MJI Park- ai!, ?,av« a good view of the boats Both power ars! sail floats will participate with the parade tea^ dour under engine power It taxes the prucessKMi ala tut tw«- hours ’<• go from th*' darn to i fair* Mill Manna This alii tie our fourth par aik- in what has fas othe a Christmas lf ads tmh on ( an)on Lax* said < antu W ithoff It s a great expen**m «■ Sot the entire !amil> \l! memtwrs of the Mi henna Memorial Hospital Ambary afv are available are asked to assis* aith the hoitda) des orating un Ins at I p rn Volunteers will meet in the main iolitiv An orient at mn sex Mon will tie Hindu* tell for all aux iliads bv Maria Nurtuf fires for o! nut ses un lk*i I at I* a n. ii; I to Curia street classroom A final reminder (tie benefit per formanceof Hilly t*aivtn tx today at Walnut fc Theater at 2 . and p rn for I a* for adults with children under 12 admitted free New Braunfels own R.rfa-rt Nowotn.v brought (Im* motion pu lure to town to fielp raise money fur the Texas Lions ( amp for ( rippled ( hildreii See St AWI ISCH Pane JA Keep that umbrella handy because there is a Jo percent chance of showers this after noun with southeast rt> winds gusting (rum IS to Jo mph To day * high will lie near 7b Tonight will be fair with late night and early morning cloudiness and a low of about SS Monday will tie cloudy in the morning luring partly cloudy by the afternoon with a high in the upper 70s Things will cool down by about Wednesday as lows drop to Hie lower 4os and daytime highs alay in the 60s fbi Menu BUSM£SS ....... 6    78 CLASSIFIED ...... IO    ISI COmCS..................10A CROSSWORD    3A DEAR ABBY ........168 EDUCATION............. BB ENTERTAINMENT...........98 KALEIDOSCOPE ........ USB OPINIONS    BA SPORTS.........  IS    ISA WEATHER........  2A Bond collection practice approved by court system Bv DAVID MAY Staff Arder A court approved practice of col lee * mg less th.rn face value for forfeited bonds ha® been used in Comal County in relent years Book keeping problems and unpaid bond judgments brought about the change said the district attorney District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Friday that only a third of forfeited bonds were code* ted over a period of afmut four years Schroeder ®.tid there was never any secrecy concerning the practice of collecting less than full value for the bm !' which ss allowed bv state law with a judge > approval The district uttomev s statement was echoed Boyer In th fas*' if mg of an*! rn* ust an ’ V I • prosecutor Bruce s Schroeder has e over hts handling, run accident MT charges that nu*!* with lo*ai According to district court and county auditing records some S'# (WO in posted bonds had been forfeited over a four year period beginning in 1982 Records indicate the District Clerk s office collected about 133.000 of that amount It is pure normal procedure Schroeder ®aid Friday afternoon It s allowed by the state code of law as long as a judge signs the agree ment We were trying to get monies for ’he county with the ieast amount of difficulties Problems still exist in making refunds to individuals who posted bonds but who were not indicted or whose ease*, were dismissed Of the approximately $33.'toe collected ®*>m« si1 wa® defined a® refun dable M-hroeder said the program was offered and applied uniformly to ai! blinding agencies Boy er ®aid a san Antonio telev lsion Cation report last week on the coun tv s bond account program did not present a full account of the facts Schroeder d»*clmed to give a reporter an on-camera interview They made it sound like 'here is a bunch of money unaccounted for and floating around said Boyer There is no >e< recy about this it has been well documented    It ® like any lawsuit where you have c judgment You lr, to settle it and get what yr>u can It ® I xe a bird in the hand The bookkeeping errors forfeited bonds not docketed and refunds unpaid    reportedly rn curred during the tenure of former District Clerk Hazel Kuhn C urrent Di-'nct Clerk Margaret Herbrich is resea tx hing the bond ae count and is seeking to have th* monies transferred tc the county s general fund “None of this money was received during my term of office When i came in I asked to have an audit per formed said the first year clerk I was assured my books were in order See BONOS Page 2A Fatality sparks safety warnings Th® New Braunfels Unicorns became the second best Class 4A volleyball team in Texas The Unicorns *ere defeated t. Pecos 1S-5. 15-10 in the finals Saturday at Toney Burger Cent*-' in Austin The Unicorns reached the finals with an 8 15 i5 « 17 win over Whitehouse on Friday Pictured abovp are K* _ • -Wright (kneeling) and Pachei McFarland both of Ahon Agnamed to the All-Tournament team For more details of tf * matches please turn to page 13A (Photo by Defy Car* Bv DAVIO MAY Stilt Writer -*al«* «HW*> Ne TK ® lunk*!* lire and No a I ii killing SO carrying bigger, safer nightsticks Bv SAU AH DUX It Stat! Wr lier I he Comal i ountv sheriff x Depart ment still q*ak® softly and arr.* ® a tag sink t»ut new sin Xx issued I a vt week now give depot a® a tatter way to deal with violent in div (duals This is a significant upgrade of our department said County Vt torn*-) Bill Helmet of Ha- siieriff x department acquisitum of new night stick® considere*! to ta- a more eftec-tiv** defensive weapon than the sin kx pres lously * arnevl tty deputies Renner s office paid for th** new weapons for each county deputy out of th**- county ® hot check fund County deputies underwent train mg last week and have been certified t** carry the n*-w night stuk® which can ta- us*sl more elfei lively against aggressive person* It s j more defensive than often MV** weapon It s a significant step forward tor safety for the c*Hintv and tilt* citizen* and it makes the county safer from lawsuit® Tfiey ar*- mutter mzing Hie department am! upgrading it Reinter said adding that using the new weapons could help protect the county from char gen of brutality He said th** weapons will give law enforcement officers a lower profile while dealing with potentially violent situations Hie new weapons Monad noc k FR 24s, are approve*! by the FBI anti are now the only authorize*! balon in the county sheriff's depart ment * Die new sticks can he used to block blows arui can tie used to put people in restraint without hitting them, the county attorney said ‘This weapon is making officers able to respond do attacks' in a less escalating manner Before they would have had to draw a pistol ” Brian John chief deputy for Hie sheriff s department call**d the weapons * a new step between th** mouth and the gun ’’ He adder! that Comal County Sheriff s Deputy Ricky Alvarez takes a defensive stance against a wouid-be aggressor as he demonstrates one of the uses of the sheriff's department s new night sticks which are more effective against attackers (Photo by Deryl Clark) th** n**w weapons give officers a eon trol mechanism ■‘I think t!»e key to it is that it s tor defensive and control purposes John said The weapon can block blows and maneuver someone into a restrained position without injuring the ag grex&or A handle on the snit* of the stick makes it more useful than the These are things you ran do and if vou can t seek reputable appliance ir m aint aidance people for help s a. d Fire Marshal Kirov Friesenhahn These are things that are not expensive It s just uke buy mg an insurance pol lev h* th Friesenhahn and Fire Chief Chi Baker urge proper care and operallod of stove® heaters and fireplaces and highly recommend (leaning and inspecting heating unit® before seasonal Use begins It s not unusual to have a rash of chimney and flue fires and smoke -t ares Baker said concerning use oi stoves and fireplaces At the begimng of winter you need to Insure filter® ami heating elements are c leaned and checked Uh al fire officials have long touted area citizens as fire conscious Tips for ®afc operation of various heating appliances and units are provided below by the New Braunfels fire department Fireplaces anc Wood Stoves When installing wood stove make sure there *s at lea.®: a Moot clearance from walls or combustible materials Chec k tor adequate pipe insulation and see that pipe® ore kept short and straight Also check to see that pipe sleeves ar* tight and secure through wall® and roof Do not use ga® or kerosene to start fireplaces or stoves V apers travel Bum dry wood only Kindling small amounts o! paper or approved kits are good for starting your fire ensure that pipes and flues are cleaned and free of carbon buildup prior to start of a new season ('heck for bole® or mortar cracks on fireplaces do not us*- without a scr**en or spark arrester in place SeeSAFETY Page JA Bond package needed to accommodate growth The I tee 12 bond election called by the New Braunfels ISI) board of trustees is at*>ut one basic thing classrooms for students Citing growth and the 22 I pupa teacher ratio mandated by House- Bill 72 trustees called the election to provide classrooms need cfd to meet educational standards Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the bond package is a short term solution AS «* are not building for projected Students Ila* students are here now said Bradberry He add***! th** district wilt need 12 additional classrooms tor th* i'*«8 rn* school year MB 72 has required Texas school districts to implement a 22 I pupil teacher tatio for all kindergarten first and second grade classe® In september the ratio will also be required for grades thro* and four To comply with these mandate® six additional classes will in* need* I at Carl Schurz elementary and tour more will be needed at Neele Klemen tars Now all but one classroom in the district are utilized The classroom is at ( art Schurz campus This legislation has created a need for additional classroom® not only in New Braunfels hut also in district® across the Texas situated in the Golden Corridor New Braunfels is considered a g’ou mg community As business** have See n bi SD Page JA Cheer Fund needs contributions old night sticks that could bt* used to block blows but wert* too often used to hit aggressors John said “The old one® night sticks' weren t used very much ttecause they could be so dangerous Aou could break an arm easily With I fie se tfie officer can protect himself See NIGHTSTICKS Page 2A lf you re wondering how you arguing to feed your family this hull day season take just a minute to think about those less fortunate than yourself am! consider help mg the Cheer Fund The Herald Zeitung along with the Na tarnal Guard and Community Ser v ice Center each year sponsor the annual drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families rn the New Braunfels area Although it tx more difficufl tor the public to contribute it is more important because there are mort* families in need rn the commune ty This year, the annual Cheer Fund began with a balance of $964 27 Last year the fund started with a balance of $1.22120 and through the generous dona Huns of residents met the goal to feed JOU families The goal again in 1987 is to pro vide Christmas dinners for ami families in th** area who might not otherwise bo able to enjoy a hot) day feast No tnat means lhat more than $4 UUU must be col lev ted before I tec 18 Conf ribut ion.® of min perishable food items also are being accepted at the newbpapet office Tile Herald Zn lung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each day Conint>u lions are tax deductible and may be mad* at the newspaper office at 707 [.anda New Braunfels, Texas 78130 For more mforma Don or to arrange for pickup of donations call Carol Avery at 625 9144 Making donations Friday were Alfred and Fat Malmsten three bags of canned goods Ramiro am! Helen Martinez $15, and Kllen Sin)nums. canned goods ;