New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, October 29,1997
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Dune Williams, Doris Biteche, Carmen Flores, Maria Amaga, Judy Bracks (40 years), Russell Hading, Rani Rosales (35 years), Kathy Rheinlander (50 years), John Moos, Tony Diaz (belated), Eddie Cruz, Teresa Hill (26 years), Glen Erben and Warren Erben (3 years).
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Faye and Erie Brown (3 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
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Comal River — 312 cubic feet per second, down 5 from Tuesday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wed — 625.85 feet above sea level, up .02 from Tuesday.
Canyon Dam discharge — 327 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 199 cfs Canyon Lake level — 900.10 feet above sea level. (Conservation pool.) flew Drsunfala IftlHtiaa NSU reports pumping 6.531 million gallons of surface water Tuesday, and 152,000 gallons wet waler were used.
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- Cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.
Thursday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. Thursday night, clear. Lows near 60, lower 50s.
Friday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the 80s.
Saturday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the 50s to near 60 Sunday — Partly cloudy and cooler. Highs near 70 Lows near 50.
Early voting for constitutional amendments and Bulverde incorporation elections began last week and runs through Friday. Election day is set for Tuesday. The constitutional amendment election is open to all registered voters in Comal County.
Early voting in the Comal Independent School District bond election, which will be on Nov. 8, runs through Tuesday.
Fess flu shots available for I anion
Influenza vaccine will be available free to Comal County senior citizens age 60 and old* er from 9 to 11.30 a rn and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa St. The service is provided by the Downtown Rotary Club and the Comal County Health Department.
• Crews are working on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane. Flagmen will be directing traffic.
• In addition to routine repairs, county crews will be working on Barbarosa Lane The roads will remain open to traffic, but temporary lane closures could occur.
• City of New Braunfels street crews are completing work on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue.
Dow throttles to record point gain
Local brokers say economy doing fine
By SUSAN JAKOBSEN
After three days of mounting losses, including Monday's record 554-point drop, investors went back to die stock market Tuesday on the eve of the 68th anniversary of die Great Crash in 1929.
Throttling bade from its worst point drop ever, the stock market posted its biggest point gain in history for a single day with the Dow Jones Industrial average rising 337.17 points to 7,498.32.
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It shattered the volume record with more than one billion shares traded.
Although Monday seemed grim for local investors, Tuesday’s stock market
rebound provided rare opportunities for bargain hunters and reaffirmed a strong domestic economy, according to local sources. .,
Mary Cunningham, an investment broker at Edward Jones in New Braunfels, said as Monday’s steep decline progressed, investors began “panic selling” their stocks because of the downward spiral.
“There’s nothing wrong with our economy,” said Cunningham, or with the cluster of companies that make up the Dow.
One of them, International Business Turn to Dow, Page2A
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City adjusts school zone times around campuses
By SUSAN JAKOBSEN
Residents may not be aware they are speeding through local school zones because posted observance times have changed.
New Braunfels city council approved Monday an amendment to change designated school zone hours to better coincide with pedestrian traffic in school areas.
This was because on some campuses, students were actually being released for the day as the speed rone
time frame was expiring, according to New Braunfels Independent School District officials.
“The times were based on old starting and stopping times,” said Leslie Knewaldt, NBISD public information officer. This (amendment) puts the zones more in keeping with release and starting tunes ”
Some NBISD elementary and primary school zones were ported for slowing to 20 miles per hour between 7 and 9 a m. and 2 and 4 p.m. The hours will be amended for observance between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.
and 3 to 5 p.m., according to John Womack, NBISD policeman “We are already changing the i.gns,” Womack said Tuesday.
John Turman, NBISD executive director for administrative and people services, said the school district contacted law enforcement officials to help convert the observance times.
“We had a parent call us with a concern,” said Turman.
Most NBISD primary and elementary students are released from class at 3:50 p.m. The prior school /one ordinance called for slowing
Victims’ friends testify in trial
By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT
Jurors in the John Charles Naef capital murder trial heard one of the victim’s friends testify Tuesday that Kelly Dougherty was terrified of the defendant the day she and John Lamb were last seen.
■ Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Fidel Tamez testified Tuesday that the defendant told officers at the scene that he knew about the bodies. No one had mentioned the bodies in his presence, Tamez said.
■ Don Reynolds, a patrol sergeant then, said he tried to take a closer look at the body in the barrel, when he stepped on a tarp that had another body under it.
■ Sgt. Investigator Tim Nowell said Naef, who had scratches on him, told him that Lamb shot Dougherty and then turned the gun on himself.
between 2 and 4 p.m., expiring as many students were walking home.
“We brought this to the attention of the police to extend the time period,” said Turman.
OakRun, New Braunfels Middle School and New Braunfels High School zone observance times will remain from 7 to 9 a.m and 2 to 4 p.m., according to Knewaldt.
New Braunfels Chnstian Academy and Comal Independent School District campuses would not be affected by the new times. Womack said.
Naef, 56, of San Antonio, is accused of murdering two Spring Branch residents, Lamb. 44, and Dougherty, 33, in March 1996.
Nancy Jenssen worked at the Iron Skillet on U.S. 281 with Dougherty. The two worked together the evening of March 26, I996.
Jenssen said Dougherty was “her usual happy self’ that evening until about 8:30 or 9 p.m.
Lamb arrived at the store, and Dougherty became frightened w hen she saw the defendant with him, Jenssen testified. She added that Dougherty began to retreat to the back of the store “to hide" but then returned to her side at the counter, where Jenssen and Dougherty stood clutching each other’s hands. Jenssen said Dougherty’s reaction to Naef was enough to scare her
“Oh yes. Oh yes, she was really afraid,” Jenssen told the jury.
Jenssen said Lamb also did not behave the way he normally did. She said he did not smile or talk, and did not talk to Dougherty in private, as he usually did.
When the two men left the store, Dougherty, who had been staying at Lamb’s residence, said she did not want to go home, Jenssen testified. Instead, Dougherty said she would walk the isles of Super KMait, as she had done in the past when she did not want to go home, her friend testified. Jenssen said the last time she saw Dougherty, she was driving toward San .Antonio.
Jenssen only recently came forward with her
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Commissioner: County could help Bulverde pave road to incorporation
By DAVID DEKUNOER
BULVERDE — Comal County officials said Tuesday they would try to ensure that Bulverde residents had good roads if they decided to incorporate.
County Commissioner Danny Sc heel said the county enter into an interlocal agreement with any of the three areas in Bulverde that will vote Tuesday on incorporation.
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“We can do an interlocal agreement for them to take care of the roads for a time being,” Sc heel
said. “It would be to their advantage if they can contract with a local contractor to do potholes.”
Residents will go to the polls Tuesday in Bulverde North (Bulverde Estates), Bulverde South (Bulverde Hills) and Bulverde East (Oak Village North) to decide on incorporation for their respective communities.
Sc heel said if all three areas decided to incorporate and later consolidate into one city of Bulverde, they would be responsible for the maintenance of die roads.
Only through an interlocal agreement can the county do road maintenance work, lf the county decided to do that, the respective incorporated cities would have to reimburse the county for the costs, materials and labor involved in maintaining those roads, Scheel said.
County Engineer Tom Homseth said the Bulverde roads that the county currently maintains are in good condition. .
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Early voting polling sites and dates — Page 3A