New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Ntw Braunfels water use restrictions
The city’s normal year-round water restrictions have been instituted. No sprinklers or sprinkler systems may be ussd from 10 a m. to 4 p.m. Hand-held hoses may be used for watering at any time.
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16 pages in two sections B Wednesday, October 9,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years B Home of DORINDA AQUIRRE
Vol 144, No. 237
Birthday wlshss from th# Harakl Zsttunql
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Beatrice Gonzales, Melissa Tones (IS years), Carlton and Usa Niemeyer (33 and 30 years), Joe Angel Morales (6 years), Manuel Cammareno, Cassey Cammareno (13 years), Jenae Rhoades (3 years belated), Ofelia Pina and Dorinda Aguirre.
Anniversary wishes are extended to: Milton and Sylvia Eiben (46 years belated).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Grass —12 Cedar Elm —4 Plqwad —trace Ragweed —82 (Poten measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel. Flguraa from Tuesday.)
Comal River—174 cubic feet per second, down 3 from Tuesday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 623.06 feet above sea level, down .03 from Tueeday.
Canyon Dam discharge —104 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 75 cfs Canyon Lake level — 904.66 feet above sea level. (Below coacervation pool.)
NSU reports pumping 6.067 milton gallons of surfaos water, and no weft water was used (figures from Tuesday).
Aggfo gam* film to bo shown Thursday
The Texas AAM Club will be showing a tape of the Texas A&M-Loumiana Tech game at
7 p.m. on Thursday at C.C.’s Pizza.
American OI Forum chapter to moat
The American GI Forum Chapter 1014 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the American Legion Hall on Coll Street.
All new members are invited to attend.
Projact Graduation moating tonight
The first Canyon High School Project Graduation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today in the CHS commons. Plans will be discussed for the all-night drug- and alcohol-free party to be held following graduation on May 30, 1997
VFW auxiliary plans msmbarship dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.
7110 will have its annual mem bership dinner at 6 p.m. Oct.
21 at the Tree Tops Riverside Grille, 444 E. San Antonio St. The meal is free to all members and those guests who are eligible to join. Membership anniversary pins will be awarded. To make a reservation, call Lee Courtade at 609-1636 no later than Monday.
Eldorhostd program runs through Friday
The New Braunfels Historic Museums Association is sponsoring an elderhostel program that runs through Friday. The program offers an opportunity to meet visitors from throughout the United States. Please join the Community Band and visitors for a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Plaza.
Don Guenther, the VISTA volunteer for Comal County, will be at the Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 6 p.m. this week to assist citizens with disabilities.
AIDS services, education sought for local area
By DENISE DZIUK
A local AIDS activist and a representative of McKenna Memorial Hospital agreed Tuesday to work together to improve services for local AIDS patients and increase HIV/AIDS education.
“I don’t want to be a statistic of San Antonio or Austin,” said Robert Konkel, an AIDS patient. “I want to be here. I live here and want to be taken care of here .”
Konkel said there are 60 full-blown AIDS cas-
es in Comal County, with several being less than 18 years old. These individuals need local services, including an immunologist.
Tim Brierty, senior vice president of operations at McKenna, said the hospital has tried in the past to get an immunologist to come to town, but has been unsuccessful. He said if one were
willing to work in New Braunfels even if only one day a week, the hospital would find the office space.
“We’ve attempted it with little success,” Brier-ty said. “Our commitment is there , we just have to find someone willing to do it.”
Brierty said providing the services is not about the hospital making money. He said there is just a shortage of physicians.
He recommended that Konkel talk with his providers to see if any are interested in coming to McKenna or its rural clinics once or twice a
Konkel will be invited to speak at McKenna’s Health Link seminars to educate the community about the disease.
Konkel's physician will also be invited to speak with peers about what serv ices can be provided locally.
“We as a staff are learning as well, because we are treating these patients,” said Brierty. “The physicians are always learning about new approaches and treatments, so I think we have a commitment from our physicians as well.”
City, county sponsor waste collection day
By DENISE DZIUK
Glowing reviews given to presidential candidates
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Both local party chairmen believed their candidates scored points in Sunday’s televised presidential debate.
Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican nominee Bob Dole, the former Senate Majority Leader, squared off in the debate held in Hartford, Conn. Issues such as the economy, education, foreign policy, crime, health care. Medicare, Social Security and the budget were discussed by both candidates.
The vice presidential nominees, Vice President Al Gore and former New York Congressman Jack Kemp, w ill square off in their debate at 8 p.m. today in St. Petersburg, Ha.
Many political experts have predicted that the debate between Gore and Kemp should be livelier than the presidential one on Sunday night.
Comal County Democratic Party Chairwoman Gloria Sasser said Clinton was able to discredit Dole’s 15 percent tax plan.
“He got his point across that Dole’s tax cut is not economically feasible," Sasser said. “We all want our taxes cut but we have to do it in a sensible way. Economists say Dole’s plan won’t work."
Comal County Republican Party Chairman Don Hens/ said Dole came through dunng the debate.
“I think he did an outstanding job.” Hensz said. “He got his message across. The folks I have met have been pleased.”
The debate showed Clinton cannot be trusted, Hensz
TIm president we know is an opportunist who says what he wants to got votes.’
— Republican Party Chairman Don Hensz
‘Ho (Clinton) got his point across that Dole’s tax cut is not economically feasible.’
— Democratic Party Chair Gloria Sasser
“The whole thing (debate) is important,” Hensz said. “It centered on being honest and saying what you mean. The president we have now is an opportunist who says what he wants to get votes.”
On the issue of President Clinton’s ties to Whitewater and the character issue, Hensz said Dole did the hest he could to get Clinton to say w hether or not he would pardon any of the people indicted in the affair.
“Well, I think we live in interesting times in which the media dictates what you say,” Hensz said. “It (Whitewater) must he approached The media should bring these issues out. Bob Dole did as much as he could without being crucified.”
Sasser said the character issue and Whitewater have been
Turn to Debates, Page 2A
County residents can start collecting those old and unused cleaners, paints, oil, filters, car batteries and tires, and on Saturday the city and county will help you dispose of them safely.
New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn said the city and county are jointly holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday behind Fire Station #2.
“It’s the second one that the city and the county are funding in equal partnership,” Friesenhahn said. "We had money left over from the first one (in April), and decided to hold another one.”
This time, things are going to be done a little differently, he said. Tires will be accepted for free at New Braunfels High School and the J.P. #4 office in Sattler, and the number of cars taken into the unloading arca will be increased in an effort to decrease the waiting time.
In April, about 500 cars came through, and the wait was 45 minutes at times.
"The tires are a big bottleneck because it takes time to unload them,” Friesenhahn said. "I’m hoping we can get the waiting time down by doing it this way.”
Apnl’s collection also marked the first time residents were charged SI per pound for garage and garden items, cleaning products and paint supplies. Friesenhahn said the money collected is only a small portion of what it costs him to dispose of the materials. He collected about $ 1,800 in April, compared to the cost of $36,000 to dispose of the products.
“No one really complained about the charge,” Friesenhahn said.
“All in all, most people were just thankful they have somewhere to take it.”
Volunteers are still needed to assist with Saturday’s collection day.
To help out, call the New Braunfels Fire Department at 608-2120.
What to bring this Saturday
Here is a list of the items that will be accepted at Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day:
■ Recyclable®—used motor oil and oil filters, auto batteries, paint and antifreeze
B Garage/Garden (S $1 per pound)—brake fluid, herbiddee, pesticides, rat poison, solvents, and pool chemicals
■ Cleaning Products (© $1 per pound)—drain cleaners, oven cleaners, spot removers, tile cleaners, furniture polish and household cleaners
■ Paint Supplies (O $1 per pound) paint thkmen. paint strippers, spray cans, lacquer,
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There are several items that should not be taken to the collection site.
■ Trash, ammunition, industrial waste, explosives, medical waste, fireworks, commercial waste, flares, smoke detectors, radioactive material or gas cylinders.
For those items that you do bring on the collection day, several tips are suggested for preparing and transporting the material safely.
■ Leave materials in original containers and make sure they are welt labeled.
■ Never mix products.
■ Separate different types of waste.
■ Wrap bottles with newspaper for cushioning.
■ Boxes with dividers make good packaging.
■ if a container is leaking, place it into a larger container and use cat litter as absorbent.
■ Donl transport the waste in the same part of your vehicle as children or pets.
A taste of Mexico part of 1996 Taste of the Town
By ABE LEVY
Tired of giving flowers on Mother’s Day? Make a run for the border
The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels is auctioning two bona fide serenades, compliments of two local Mariachi groups during this year’s fund-raising event for the museum, “Taste of the Town, 1996”
The fund-raiser offers a variety of unique gifts through a silent auction from 6 to IO p.m. Thursday at the Krueger Building, 386 W. San Antonio St.
The auction is only one pan of the event, which will also offer the tastes of more than 20 foods from area restaurants and a penny auction for a (pill and cooker worth nearly $ 1,300.
The serenade is part of a rich Mexican tradition.
On Mother’s Day, children sing for their mothers in the early morning hours of the holiday or pay a Mariachi group to sing and play music instead
Silent auction proceeds benefit Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels is sponsoring a silent auction for the ’Taste of the Town, 1996" from 6 to IO p.m. Thursday at the Krueger Building, 386 W. San Antonio St.
The event will help support the museum and offers a variety of gifts for sale, as well as food samples from more than 20 area restaurants. The previous auction raised about $7,000 for the museum, and organizers are hoping to raise about $9,000 this year.
Participants in this silent auction will write their bids on a piece of paper instead of bidding through an auctioneer. The items will
start at a minimum bid, arui the sale will go to the highest dollar amount.
Tickets cover the entire event ami cost $ 15 par person, $12 in advance and for museum members. Tickets for groups of IO or more also cost $ 12. Child care will be provided at die museum at $5 per child, but reservations are required.
Tickets can be purchased at the museum, 183 W. Interstate 35; Huisache Grill, 303-D W. San Antonio St.; and Broussard Teacher & School Supplies, 322 W. San Antonio St.
For more information, call the museum at 620-0939.
“A serenade is something that bnngs joy to your heart, to your mother, wife or girlfriend,” said Rosie Gallegos, leader of Rosy y Los Mucha -chos, one of the Mariachi bands donating a serenade. “They’d get a big kick out it.”
Today, the serenade in Mexican culture has grown to become a gift to family members and
A Mariachi group would include singing and musical instruments such as trumpets, violins, a guitarron and vihuela, which is a small, guitarshaped instrument.
Jaime Padilla, a member of the Mariachis Leos de America, which also donated a serenade tor the
fund-raiser, said the singing could be done by one man with a guitar or by a full seven-member band with all the instruments.’
“It’s an old Mexican custom Back then when you couldn’t really aftbrd to take gifts, you would serenade the lady of your life,” said Padilla, also the president of the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees. “It’s since gotten to be more of a special gift from a spouse or friend.”
Each serenade is valued at $50.
Those who attend the event will have a variety of other choices for gifts, while they taste samples from the area’s restaurants.
"You’d be coming to one of the best parties of the year,” said Susan Williams, the museum director.
“You’d be getting all you can eat and more. You’ll see everyone there, all your friends and their friends. You’ll see live entertainment, and it’s all for a good cause.
“It’s like a painless giving, you’re really getting a lot for your money,” Williams said.
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