New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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Readers sound off on election results, hunting
Readers send in Letters to the Editor to express their opinions on the outcome of the recent election as well as to remind others about hunting regulations.
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Eastern Europe to top superpower summit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The stunning events in Eastern Europe are expected to dominate the summit in Malta, although President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev also will be discussing arms control, trade and regional conflicts.
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Bastrop eliminates New Braunfels again
For the second consecutive year, Bastrop downed New Br" ‘‘-Is to eliminate the Unicorns from post-SP'* q*7 ’I action. The Bears edged New Braun-
-day night in Austin, handing the Uni-lcfcat in 11 games this season.
November 26, 1989
Three Sections, 42 Pages
CjSD beating odds at keeping students
By MIKE CROUCH Staff Writer
Comal Independent School District is beating the Texas trend by posting a 4.4 dropout rate for the 1988-1989 school yqar.
The most recent drop-out study which was completed in the 1987-19&S school year showed the stale had an annual dropout rate of 6.4 percent.,
The dropout rate for this year was determined by taking the a ratio of dropouts to total students in grades seven through 12. C1SD had 116 out of 2,598 students drop out of school during a one year period.
Carol Hall, CISD director of curriculum, said the reason the dropout rate is so low is the community.
“The community and parents put a great deal of emphasis on education in
this area, ’ Hall said. “We also have teachers who meet the needs of the students. We are also blessed w-ith having a technology program that has the students working with computers. We’ve also been able to keep funding for our vocation program, which allows students who may not be heading to college interested in high school.”
See SCHOOL, Page 2A
Through the front
New Braunfels Police Officer John Villarreal talks to 86-year-old Anselmo Villarreal, seated, about an accident late Friday afternoon at his home. No one was injured in the mishap in which the vehicle Villarreal was driving jumped the curb and went through a fence and the front of the house before stopping. (Photo by Desmond Bostick) 'N
Protesters target shops
This morning will start out with patchy fog but that will give way later to partly cloudy and warm conditions. The high unlay will be
near KO degrees. The overnight
low will be near 50 degrees. Monday will be mostly sunny with a high in the 80s.
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Trustees to eye bond issue sale
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Comal Independent School District board of trustees will consider bids on the sale of $7 million in bonds which were approved by voters in an October election.
The bonds will be sold in increments of $3.5 million. One half will be sold this year and the other half in 1990.
Bids from buyers will be opened Monday afternoon before the 7:30 p.m. board meeting at Smithson Valley High School.
The money from the bonds will be
used for construction of a new elementary school and rcroofmg several existing schools.
Trustees will also be taking action Monday to hire an architect and proceed with plans for the new school. CISD officials have solicited and received proposals from architectural firms that arc interested in working with the board on the construction project.
The board of trustees w ill also con* See CISG, Page 3A
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Anitial-rights activists marched past chic shops in Beverly Hills, Calif., New York City and at least a dozen cities ifc between to protest fur sales on the opening day of the holiday shopping season.
TliC| fur industry closely monitored protests on the fourth!annual “Fur-Free Friday.” It vigorously rebutted charges of cruelty to animals and accused animal-rights activists of trying to deny consumers freedom of choice.
Bo|> Barker, host of the game show “The Price is Right” led 2,5(H) protesters in a march down New' York’s Fifth Avenue, w hile about 150 demonstrators targeted 20 furrii's in Beverly Hills’ ritzy shopping district.
In Harrisburg, Pa., protester*: filled a black coffin with aboil/ $10,000 worth of mink, fox, and rabbit furs, splayed with red paint to symbolize blood. An organizer, the Bev. Marc Wcsscls of Philadelphia, said the furs once beUrgcd to people w'ho have since joined the animal-rights movement.
“rd rather be naked titan wear I ur,” read a message on a fie;* that protesters wearing skin-colored leotards brought to aWowniown Miami shopping mall.
Hour fur shops were vandalized in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, I la A spokeswoman for the Animals Rights Foundation of Florida, Nanci Alexander, blamed the vandalism on furriers trying to make the protest groups look bad.
About 50 people dressed in mourning black marched in
Group protests outside fur shop
An unidentified group spent Saturday protesting outside the Jindo Fur store at the Mill Store Plaza in New Braunfels.
The small group of protesters arrived Saturday morning and put on what was described as a “peaceful” demonstration against die furrier.
“They did not cause a problem and didn’t disrupt any customer flow,” said Don Knichel, Jindo store manager. “They left for a long lunch and when they returned, you almost didn’t know they were there.”
Knichel said that when the group arrived, the New Braunfels police explained the protest could continue as long as the protesters respected private property.
The protesters were not available for comment Saturday.
San Francisco’s Union Square, in the heart of the downtown shopping district. “Fur is torture, don’t buy fur," they chanted as they w eaved through crowds of shoppers.
Among other cities where anti-fur demonstrations took
See PROTESTS, Page 3A
29 shopping days to Christmas
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Planes full Soviet weapons crash, burn in El Salvador
Time is running out to make reservations for Robert L. Siegel’s presentation “Comal County Economy and Housing Market” Tuesday from 8:45 a.m. to noon at die New Braunfels Civic Center. The meeting is free but reservations are required because seating is limited. Call 625-8061 for reservations,
Siegel presented a similar report on the area economy in April 1986 and will present an accurate, timely and current update.
The presentation will be a “nuts and bolts" repon dial will enable the citizens of Comal County to be better informed about our economy, said Mike Norris, event coordinator.
Time and space are running out, so make your reservations....
What would the holiday be without the annual boat Parade of Lights at Canyon Lake. This sixth annual event will be Dec. 9 starting at 7 p.m. at the dam with the boat procession proceeding on engine power past all major public parks at the lake. The parade will
See STAMMTISCH, Page 3A
PIEDRA PACHA, El Salvador (AP) — A plane carrying missiles and other munitions presumably for leftist rebels crashed near this southeastern village Saturday. Three crew members were fatally injured and a fourth apparently committed suicide.
Salvadoran and U.S. military officals said the flight of the single-engine Cessna carrying mostly Soviet arms originated in Nicaragua and that the crash was proof Nicaragua’s Sandinista government smuggles weapons to El Salvador’s guerrillas.
A second plane also apparently on an arms smuggling mission was burned at a landing strip southeast of the capital San Salvador. Both planes apparently ran out of fuel.
Later, rebels fired on a military helicopter carrying reporters to the site of one of the two planes and two foreign cameramen were wounded.
Colleagues said Hugo Bargos, a camelman for Cable News Network, and Alfred!' Hernandez Lopez, a reporter for the Mexican government radio network were wounded when the guerrillas opened fire near Zacatecoluca, 18 miles southeast of San Salvador.
The pilot managed to land the helicopter at die Comula-l>a international aii|x>rt and doctors at the Central Military Hospital in San Salvador said Burgos was in serious bul stable condition and Hernandez suffered minor injuries.
The Cessna was carrying 25 surface-to-air missiles, a Soviet-designed anti-tank weapon and mortar shells. It crashed in a soybean field just north of the town of El Transito, about 60 miles cast of San Salvador.
The Salvadoran military press office redried Saturday
See PLANES, Page 2A
Cheer Fund seeks donations
The eighth annual New Braun-/els Uerald Zeitung Cheer Fund is asking the community to support its goal of providing Christmas dinner to 200 families.
The annual drive sponsored by the newspaper has a goal of raising $5,000 in donations to purchase items to fill Christmas baskets for area families selected by the Community Service Center.
The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper md volunteers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Association and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as newspaper staff members provide the labor to package and deliver the Christinas baskets each year.
Bach year since 1982, the newspaper has sponsored the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate bt the wee who might not otherwise wdhv a tuli.
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day mea). That first year, the drive
netted $1,807.70 and spent $1,260 to provide baskets to 60 families.
The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families in the area. This year, a goal of $5,000 has been set to buy the goodies to fill those baskets.
All of the tax-deductible contributions are used to purchase the
food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping list. The administrative and distribution costs are provided by the Herald-Zeitung and community volunteers.
In the past, contributions have exceeded the goal and provided a beginning balance to suit the drive each year This year, a balance of 11,033.67 kicks off the annual
The th'raid-/* Hung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each day. Donations are tat deductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 Lands. For more information or to arrange for pickup of dona
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Rick Andrews, one of the Christmas Showcase sponsors, strings lights around one of the Christmas trees set up in the Civic Center for this weekend s event. Artists and craftsmen from across the state spent Fnday getting ready to display their goods at the seventh annual sale which continues today. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)