New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
■ New Braunfels Utilities customers cannot water today with a sprinkler. Use of a hand-held hose, bucket, drip irrigation system or soaker hose is allowed on any day at any hour.
The Friends of the Library’s annual book sale continues today. Most books are 50 to 75 cents. See story Page 3A.
NBMS inspection reveals problems; school says corrections made
FELSVol. 149 No. 244 16 pages in 2 sections October 6, 2000 F'R.IDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents
Here are the scores local school cafeterias received during recent New Braunfels city health inspections. The scores are based on a demerit system. To pass, the cafeterias must get 30 or fewer demerits.
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
• High School - 24
• Middle School and Central Kitchen — 33
• Memorial Intermediate — 10
• Lone Star Elementary—10
• Memorial Elementary — 9
• Oak Run — 11
• Seele — 13
• Carl Schurz — 6
• Lamar Primary — 3
• Memorial Primary — 22
• Canyon High School
• Canyon Middle School — 7
• Canyon Intermediate School — 14
• Frazier Elementary
• Goodwin Elementary — 10
‘New Braunfels Sanitarian Joe Lara inspects only those restaurants and school cafeterias inside the city limits. A number of the Comal schools — Comal Elementary School, Mountain Valley Intermediate and Elementary schools, Smithson Valley High and Middle schools, Bill Brown Elementary, Bulverde Elementary, Rahe Primary, Spring Branch Middle School, Aden Seay Intermediate — are outside city limits They are inspected by the Texas Department of Health, but those inspections have not yet been conducted this year.
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Above: Workers at New Braunfels Middle School clean up the kitchen after lunch Thursday afternoon. Below: Jan Crawford finishes up the dishes after the lunchtime rush at NBMS.
debate tax cuts,
Republican Dick Cheney and Democrat Joseph Lieberman disagreed firmly but politely Thursday night about military readiness, tax cuts and the future of Social Security in a gentlemanly debate of campaign understudies.
Sitting a few feet apart around a small table, the vice presidential candidates agreed that President Slobodan Milosevic should give up power in Yugoslavia after an election loss, but both opposed the use of American troops to force him out.
In a debate that ranged broadly over campaign issues, Lieberman, a two-term Connecticut senator, said Republicans want to “raid the Medicare trust fund to pay for their tax cuts.” But Cheney said there was more than enough money to go around, and it is “totally reasonable” to give relief to all taxpayers.
The argument that “somehow ... all of it is going to tax cuts
isn’t true,” Cheney said of the huge surpluses forecast over the next decade.
The tw o men sparred as they sat together for their only debate of the fall campaign.
The atmosphere on a specially constructed stage at Centre College was far more relaxed than Tuesday night when presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush met in Boston for the first of their three scheduled encounters.
Each man pledged at the outset to avoid personal attacks. Cheney took that one step further. “I promise not to bring up your singing,” he said to Lieberman.
“And I promise not to sing,” Lieberman replied with a smile.
But even good-natured comments reflected the widely differing views the two men hold about the role of government in the 21 st century.
Pointing to a strong economy, Lieberman said most people would say they are better off than they were eight years ago.
By Jo Lee Ferguson Staff Writer
New Braunfels school district cafeterias are working to prevent the recurrence of violations found at several cafeterias during recent health inspections.
New Braunfels Sanitarian Joe Lara inspects all school, cafeterias inside city limits each year. He recently completed those inspections.
“Generally, they do a very good job,” Lara said. “When you deal with the schools or other institutional-type settings, they have ongoing continuing-type education. These are people who serve hundreds, if not thousands, of kids on a weekly basis... They’re dedicated. These folks usually do very well.”
Most of the New Braunfels Independent School District
Cafeterias, which are operated by Aramark Corp., received 15 or fewer demerits. Aramark has operated the school’s cafeterias for more than 25 years.
However, on Sept. 25, the New Braunfels Middle School Cafeteria and central kitchen, which prepares the food for all NBISD cafeterias, received 33 demerits on their inspection report.
* Food establishments cannot get more than 30 demerits to pass inspection. Each violation of the health code costs restaurants and businesses anywhere from three to five demerits.
Steve Gallagher, director of school nutrition for Aramark, said he conducted monthly audits of each cafeteria to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
“Food service employees are
See CAFETERIAS/3AOwens Corning: Chapter 11 filing won’t affect NB plant
From staff and wire reports
TOLEDO, Ohio - Owens Coming filed for protection from creditors under the federal bankruptcy laws Thursday to help it cope with asbestos-related lawsuits that have cost the company $3.1 billion.
Owens Coming spokesman Dan Dewine said the move would not affect operations
at any of the more than IOO plants the company operated in the United States — including one in New Braunfels.
“It’s business as usual,” Dewine said Thursday afternoon.
“All plants are open, running and operating. They’re filling orders, .serving our customers. Day-to-day operations will not be affected.”
Dewine said the New Braunfels plant, which manufactures fiberglass cloth used to manufacture boats and snowboards, would continue operating as usual.
Owens Coming is the market leader in the worldwide manufacture of fiberglass insulation, roofing shingles and exterior products, including vinyl siding and cultured stone. It also manufactures compos
ite fibers used to reinforce plastics, fiberglass boats, auto bodies and other products.
The supplier of building and industrial materials estimated in July it faced an additional $3 billion in asbestos payouts even though it stopped selling asbestos products more than 25 years ago.
The voluntary Chapter 11 filing in Wilm
ington, Del., would allow the company to develop a plan of reoiganization that would resolve its asbestos liabilities while allowing it to continue operating its businesses, the company said in a news release. Asbestos, which can cause health problems when inhaled, is a white flaky substance widely used decades ago for insulation and in shipbuilding and in power plants.
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Gruene Hall ready to have a Ball tonightAcclaimed blues performer to open music fest
By Dale MartinHerald-Zeitung Correspondent
“I’ve had tons of fun playing Gruene Hall over the years,” Marcia Ball explained.
It is Monday night and Marcia is at home in Austin, tinkering around her home studio. “Actually it’s more of a rehearsal room than a studio, I’m getting songs ready to record my new CD.”
She is coming to Gruene Hall
tonight to get the Gruene Music Fest kicked off in a righteous way.
“What I love about playing at Gruene Hall is that it hasn’t changed much in 25 years and I’m glad," she said. "You have a great mix of a crowd. You have Cajuns, bikers, baby boomers, folkies, just a great mix of people. You know, I have literally floated down the river, walked up the hill, went inside the hall and played my show. I just love playing there.”
Gruene Hall is steeped with local and national history, and some of that history includes Ball.
“I think it was late 1974 or early ’75,” she said. “We were the firstTickets
Get tickets for the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest at www.gruenehall.com or call 629-5077. For more, see Page 4A.
band to play Gruene Hall after Pat Molak bought it. I think we were still calling ourselves Freda and the Firedogs then, or maybe I had just changed to Marcia Ball. Either way, we were right there at the begin
Always a class act, Marcia has been conquering audiences all over the world for three decades. She is in the same league as Tina Turner, and neither have plans to slow down anytime soon.
Still one of the hardest working gals in the music business, Marcia always has time to give something back.
“We do a lot of benefits. I’m very excited about playing at the Gruene Music Fest because the United Way is a great charity. It’s going to be a lot of fun," she said. "I’m also doing a benefit later this See BALL/3A
Marcia Ball will rock Gruene Hall tonight to open the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest.