New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Arts Council sponsoring student poetry contest
The Greater New Braunfels Art Council has announced its sponsorship of a county-wide poetry contest for middle and high school students.
Entry deadline is Nov. 8, with awards to be made at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Greater New Braunfels Art Council. There will be two entries awarded at the high school level and two at the middle school level.
Rules for the contest are:
— The poem may be on any subject and in any form (except limmericks).
— The poem should not be less than eight lines in length.
— Poems must be typed or neatly printed, without any identification of the student on the
entry sheet itself.
— Poems must be submitted in an envelope labeled on the back with the student’s name, age, school, and home address, and mailed to Mrs. Stephany Good-bread, Poetry Contest Chairman, 911 Twin Oaks, New Braunfels,
Poems will be judged on the basis of originality and imagery by judges Anne Mackey, Joe Slocum, a representative from the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, and a representative of the Comal County Chronicle.
Each winning student will receive a $25 U.S. Savings Bond, a season ticket to the Mid-Texas Symphony, and a season ticket to Circle Arts Theatre.
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Bock's push wins approval for sewer plant grant
By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer
It takes more than preparedness and patience to secure $3 million in federal grant funds.
New Braunfels Utilities has had those two virtues since 1978, when its long-range studies revealed a desperate need to expand the existing Kuehler sewage treatment no later than 1984.
But a push from a powerful legislator helped move New Braunfels from fifth to first on the Texas Department of Water Resources funding priority list, and there were a lot of smiling faces at Thursday night’s meeting when the Utilities Board of Trustees heard the news from the man himself.
“I’m pleased to tell you the Department of Water Resources has your money,” Rep. Bennie Bock II said. “Edgar Sahm (board member) mentioned to me that the grant was in the works, and I have a good working relationship with the TDWR, since I
chair the House Environmental Affairs Committee.”
Bock shared a letter penned by Emory Long, director of Construction Grants & Water Quality Management Division with the TDWR, which confirmed his Sept. 24 telephone conversation with the legislator.
The letter stated that prior to a Sept. 9 public hearing on the draft proirity list, New Braunfels was listed in the contingency section of the ready to proceed portion of the priority list. But later, the TDWR was informed that several cities above New Braunfels were unable to accept funding at this time due to local problems.
This, in turn, moved the New Braunfels’ project from the contingency portion to the fundable portion of the priority list. The Kuehler sewage treatment expansion is an Environmental Protection Agency project.
“The process started back in 1979 when we made our application to EPA to increase the capacity of
the Kuehler plant,” Sohn said Friday. “Our master plan indicated that the addition to Kuehler was needed to approximately double its present capacity.” Presently, the Kuehler facility is certified to process three million gallons of waste water a day.
“We conducted a feasibility study to determine whether the expansion was really needed in the community, which is the first step in becoming eligible for these funds,” Sohn explained. “Then Reaganomics put a damper on things, and we didn’t know what to expect. But the board felt the expansion was inevitable, so Hunter Associates was instructed to go ahead with its preparations.
“That way, we were ready if the project got the go-ahead,” Sohn said. “And that’s commendable on the board’s part.”
At Thursday’s meeting, the board recognized Sahm for telling Bock about the grant, and Bock
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Vol. 91 - No. 193
FRIDAY October 1,1982
Marine killed, three hurt in bomb blast
Get out your umbrella, there’s a 40 percent chance that Comal County will get more rain today and a 20 percent chance for more thundershowers Saturday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - The explosion that killed one U.S. Marine and wounded three others came from a 155mm cluster shell laying on the Beirut airport tarmac, a U.S. military spokesman said today.
The Thursday blast came only hours after the shell-shocked airport reopened to civilian planes for the first time since Israel invaded Lebanon nearly four months ago.
Earlier, U.S. military spokesmen had said a cluster bomb, possibly
dropped by the Israelis during the summer, caused the blast. It came the day after 1,200 Marines returned to Lebanon under President Reagan’s orders as part of a trinational peacekeeping force sent following the Palestinian massacre in Beirut.
In Tel Aviv, the Israeli government today announced Supreme Court President Yitzhak Kahan will head the judicial inquiry into Israel’s possible involvement in the Sept. IB
IS bloodbath. Also named to the panel was high-court justice Aharon Darak and retired army Maj. Gen. Yona Efrat.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lee Delorme said the dead Marine was a combat engineer and his job was to clear the airport area of land mines and other unexploded munitions. He sa.d the blast occurred on the airport tarmac, adjacent to the southern end of the runway near the Mediterranean Sea.
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Computer to smooth records-keeping
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
The future is in computers. Final approval on a state Criminal Justice Planning Grant will bring the future to the New Braunfels Police
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IU. (AP) — Investigators following the trail of a cyanide-tainted pain reliever linked to five deaths have discovered the Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules were “pried open and placed back together” before being sold.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office said it was treating, the deaths as possible homicides and was trying to determine at w hat point the poison could have been put into the capsules.
Across the country, thousands of drugstores and drug distributors moved swiftly to take off the market a suspect batch of Extra-Strength Tylenol — lot number MC2880 — that was distributed in 34 states.
‘Even though there were no confirmed poisonings outside the Chicago suburbs, the nation’s poison-control centers reported being swamped by calls that still trickled
in early today from worried consumers who had taken the nation’s best-selling, over-the-counter pain reliever.
Two victims were brothers who swallowed capsules Wednesday from a bottle bought hours earlier at a Jewel Food Stores supermarket in Arlington Heights, west of Chicago, police said. The wife of one of the brothers also took the pain reliever and was in critical condition early today with brain damage.
A 12-year-old girl from the neighboring community of Elk Grove Village who had a cold died after taking capsules that may have come from a different Jewel store.
Cyanide was found in all three bodies, as well as the body of a woman from nearby Downers Grove, in DuPage County, who collapsed at work and died Thursday after taking
See TYLENOL, Page 16
Woman 'camps' in hills after Thursday plane crash
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
A female pilot spent the night with her crashed plane, walked three miles before getting a ride to town and was admitted for observation at McKenna Memorial Hospital Friday morning. A hospital spokeswoman said she was in fair condition.
The aircraft, a Cessna 180, didn’t fare so well. It’s been located in the Buffalo Springs Subdivision off Bear
(’reek Road, and Texas Ranger Ray Martinez described it as “a total wreck.”
The crash is estimated to have occurred between ll) p.m. Thursday and I a.m. Friday. Pilot Mary Pattie Butters, 48, of Weslaco, told Martinez that the “soup” in the air had cut visibility to nil, forcing her to fly too low.
See ( RASH, Page 16
Nathan Collinson Streng takes a bite of fruit from his mom Marsha. Nathan along with his mom
and dad, Paul, were enjoying a picnic in Landa Park during a recent visit to Paul's parents.
The paperwork’s been done. The local grant was part of a crnne-fighting package drawn up bv the Alamo Area Council of Governments, and the total package has been approved by the governor’s office.
When the City Council took bids foi the computer system now being installed at City Hall, the police grant had already been applied for. Just in case it got approved, council took bids on that system, too.
The NRC company offered the best price on both computers. As far as city administrative aide Court Thieleman knows, the police station unit is ready to be installed as soon as the city gets final approval and a “letter of credit” from the state.
“The way I understand it, its a
See POLICE, Page 16
County candidates air views at MujerTejana forum
Staff photo by Cindy Richardson
Ninfa Molina introduces (from left) Chester Pehl, Rosie Bosenbury, Charles Mund, Monroe Wetz, Betty Moorhead, Marion Clark (substituting for Fred), Al Benson, Lorenzo Camarillo, Ron Zipp and John Taylor.
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Part of the message was the same “No matter who you vote for — get out and vote on Nov. 2.”
One female candidate even carried it one step further. “Vote and then call five friends and urge them to go out and vote too,” she prodded.
Beyond their insistence that everyone make it to the polls, there was little agreement in the political speeches given by the IO county candidates who showed up at a “meet the candidates” forum Tuesday night.
The forum, held at the Holy Family Church Hall on West Hidalgo, was sponsored by Mujer Tejana, a local non-partisan organization formed last year to disseminate information concerning politics, education and other public issues.
An attentive group of county residents, w hich numbered close to 65, sat through brief political speeches given by the candidates.
As at most political gatherings, candidates stressed their qualifications, family was introduced and incumbents bragged on their past record.
A couple of “hopeful” candidates who are
challenging incumbent.1 used Tuesday’s meeting as an opportunity to take a few stabs at the incumbents’ record.
Only two incumbents seeking re-election showed up at the gathering. Both were county commissioners — Precinct 2 Comm. Monroe Wetz and Precinct 3 Comm. Charles “Tart” Mund,
A handful of “hopeful” candidates joined Wetz and Mund at the political podium, including Wetz’s and Mund’s opponents, Al Benson and Lorenzo “Yankee” Camarillo, respectively.
Other hopefuls included County Judge candidates Fred Clark, a Republican and Chester Pehl, a Democrat; County Clerk candidates Betty Moorhead, a Democrat and her Republican opponent Rosie Stratemann Bosenbury; and Roil Zipp, who won in the GOP Primary over Paul Roberts for County Court-at-Law judge.
John Taylor, a Democratic candidate for state representative, District 46, was the only state candidate who attended Tuesday’s forum. Taylor, defeated fellow Democrat Travis Raven in the May Democratic primary.
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