New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Seele renovations nill pose a dilemma
By DENISE DZIUK
Administrators at New Braunfels Independent School District are trying to decide what to do with students when planned renovations for Seele Elementary get under way in the coming months.
NB1SD Superintendent Charles Bradberry presented the board of trustees preliminary plans at Tuesday’s meeting. According to those plans, two primary areas of concern were addressed. The first concern was safety of students when arriving and leaving from school.
Bradberry said the plans call for a circular drive and benches for parents to utilize while dropping off and picking up children. The other concern was the walkway in the front of the building. The walk will be expanded by four feet, and a
roof will coyer the entire area.
“There wasn’t a roof in the district that wasn't leaking. We’ve fixed that and we’ve fixed the concern about the buses too," said board president Leo Chafin.
Other renovations include removing asbestos, replacing electricity, installing carpet, installing new windows, and expanding areas, said Bravi berry.
“It’s going to look like a good building that’s been remodeled. It will basically resemble other campuses in the district,” he said.
However, Bradberry said the big decision that needs to be addressed now is where to put students while the work is being done One option is to hire a contractor to work around the clock atxi get the work done during the summer Bradner ry said he has not gotten an estimate on how
much this will cost He pointed out a problem with this option is the contractor who gives the estimate may not bid and the district may not be able lo get anyone to do it The second option is to move the students to an alternance existing building Bradberry said this w VHI Id cost about $'0,000 He said this has several benefits, including there will be more room aixl it cc ill be iii a closed in area which provides more sa lets
IV ituid option is to lease five portable buildings to be placed on the campus. Bradberry said he figured this would cost about $96,000 and could base a five pcivent variance in the cost. C'V'iN she at cees retxn ated will be moved into
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'Ifs not jut msmx'tuMul question. It’s an emo-t tot val otte aik! an economical one,” said Brad
berry. “I’m quite aware that whatever we do, we’re going to get flak. That’s just the way it is.”
Bradberry said he will study the three options, and will make a recommendation to the board at it’s next meeting.
Bradberry also went over tenth-day enrollment for the district. Overall, enrollment has increased by 153 students from 5,555 in 1994 to 5,708 in 1995. Even though total enrollment has increased, class sizes have remained manageable.
“We’ve made some real strides. We made an assertive effort to bring down class sizes,” Bradberry said.
“The hard part is to keep up the space to fit the new students that keep coming in,” said Chafin. “The way New Braunfels is growing it’s going to be hard to keep absorbing these students and have enough room.”
World, Nation Briefs
Bosnian Serbs defiant in face of airstrikes
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs, weakened but defiant, insisted that more NATO airstrikes will not make diem pull back their big guns menacing Sarajevo. The Serbs’ refusal to budge threatened to jeopardize peace talks opening today in Geneva.
Removal of the heavy artillery has been the key demand of the United Nations and NATO since the alliance began bombing Serb military targets Aug. 30 to try to coerce th| rebels into compliance.
Helped by fair weather, NATO warplanes resumed their bombing runs early Thursday, increasing the number of targets and sorties. But U.N. officials said no heavy weapons had been remov ed from the 12 I/2-mile zone around Sarajevo.
Instead, the Serb military accused NATO of hitting civilian targets after achieving only “meager" results in its bombing campaign against military installations. And the Serbs served notice more bombs won’t make them bend.
The rebels fear that withdrawal would mean forfeiting their claim to any part of Sarajevo in a future peace deal and make them vulnerable to a government army onslaught they would be unable to repel.
Strict security eau*** tension at Women's Confer-
BEIJING (AP) — The scene on the grounds of a U N. women’s conference today said it all: a protester holding a poster of a woman with her mouth gagged, and a Chinese security officer telling her and other demonstrators to be quiet and get inside Tensions over freedom of expression are threatening to boil over at the Fourth World Women’s Conference, as tightly policed China shows increasing impatience with the debate and dissent the international conference has brought.
In the latest face-off, three Hong
Kong television journalists were detained this morning as they covered a human-rights protest on the conference grounds. They were later released.
China’s official news agency, Xinhua, accused the crew of hitting a Chinese guard with its camera. U.N. organizers did not comment on the incident, but some conferees said it revived concerns about heavy-handed Chinese security.
Defense cant rest case just yst
LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s defense lawyers wanted to rest, deciding his testimony was unnecessary to answer a state case in “shambles.” The prosecution would not let them.
Keeping jurors waiting in a hotel they want desperately to leave, prosecutors derailed the defense’s last day in Simpson’s murder trial. They promised to file an emergency appeal today of a ruling that jurors would be told that Detective Mark Fuhrman would be “unavailable” to testify.
When the judge summoned jurors into the courtroom Thursday after they spent the day in a holding room, he broke the news that they probably wouldn’t be back until Monday. Some clenched their jaws. Some frowned or were grim-faced.
Today’s agenda called for a no-frills procedural hearing.
The last time the 12 jurors and two alternates heard testimony was just after lunch Wednesday. After eight months of being sequestered, they have repeatedly sent notes to Judge Lance Ito to tell him they aren’t — to use lto’s words — "happy campers.”
While the jurors sat and stewed, lawyers dedicated large portions of the day to standing and stewing. And the judge was stewing back. Attorneys retired to Ito’s chambers for the second day in a row to exchange heated words.
Matsriel OIH gets political at awards show
(AP) — Politics. Foul language. Loud music. Yes, the always enter
taining MTY Video Music Awards were hack for (he 12th time — and Madonna used the occasion to lash out at Sen. Bob Dole for his condemnation of rap music.
Madonna’s verbal assault was the highlight of Thursday night’s show. Host Dennis Miller was bleeped twice in his monologue; Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea cavorted in black bikini briefs; Michael Jackson sang, danced and grabbed his crotch during the opening number.
In between, awards were handed out. Pop-rap trio TLC won four, including video of the year, for its cautionary AIDS tune “Waterfalls”; alternative rockers Weezer matched that total with “Buddy Holly,” their video homage to television’s “Happy Days.”
Madonna, in a green silk shirt unbuttoned below her bra, minced no words in presenting the best rap video award to Dr. Dre.
Breat implant settlement may be scuttled
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The future looks doubtful for a $4.25 billion settlement of claims brought by women who received breast implants, a judge said.
Barring any “extraordinary developments,” U.S. District Judge Sam Pointer said he will scuttle the deal by the end of the month. Claims under the settlement will probably exceed the amount of money committed by manufacturers, causing both sides to drop out, he said.
“In light of this as well as the complications presented by the Dow Coming bankruptcy proceeding, Judge Pointer has preliminarily concluded that there is no justification for keeping the current settlement in place,” a court telephone hot line said Thursday.
Ralph Knowles, a lead lawyer for plaintiffs, said he doubted any deal can be reached. But he noted that the judge was still giving them three weeks to come up with a settlement.
"There are going to be hundreds of thousands of lawsuits filed if this deal
McKenna Auxiliary hosts more than 200 volunteers for meeting
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A convocation of angels gathered at the New Braunfels Civic Center Wednesday. More than 200 hospital auxiliary volunteers met to share achievements, stories and laughter.
District 8 includes about 26 hospitals — about 18 or 19 were represented at this meeting, said Nell Morton, president of the McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Auxiliary volunteers from cities such as San Antonio, San Angelo, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Uvalde and San Marcos filled the Civic Center. Keynote speaker Heloise, of “Hints from Heloise” newspaper columns and books, entertained the gathering.
“Heloise travels all over the U.S.,” Morton said. “To my knowledge this is the first time she has spoken in this area.”
Two local women were responsible for orchestrating the meeting, Morton said, Carol Johnson and Jean Dougan, both of Canyon Lake. “They put a lot of miles on their cars while they were doing this,” she said. “It
was a lot of work, but it was worth every minute.”
Three state officers stayed at the T-Bar M Ranch, and the conference’s “angels” theme carried through the Civic Center’s decor. “Serving with grace and devotion” was the auxiliaries’ slogan for 1995.
Seventy people volunteer their time at McKenna Memorial Hospital through the local auxiliary, Morton said.
They operate a gift shop. They give clerical help to nurses. They help with registration and traffic direction. “We’re really patient oriented, but we do give a lot of assistance to the nurses,” Morton said.
“It would cost the patients much more to stay at the hospital without the services that we provide,” Morton said.
“The Red Cross and the auxiliary work together to provide a lot of these services — we compliment each other,” she said.
“We feel that we’re not only helpful to the staff, but we have more time to give a special smile or a friendly nod to patients and visitors,” she said.
Storm causes blown fuses, but no real damage felt
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
New Braunfels was lucky this time, said David Werley of New Braunfels Utilities. “Last night’s storm left no serious damage — just a lot of blown fuses due to power surges,” he said.
Often poles are downed or tran-formcrs damaged in a storm like last
night’s, but not this time, Werley said.
“Everybody was back on power by about 2:30 a.m.,” he said.
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Vivian Marie Moos
Vivian Marie Moos, of New Braunfels, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7 in New Braunfels at the age of 68. She was bom July 28, 1927 in New Braunfels and married Albert J. Moos Jr. in New Braunfels on July 29, 1945. A lifelong resident of the city, she was a homemaker and a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir. She also served as a volunteer for the Red Cross and McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Moos was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Moos. Survivors include her husband, Albert J. Moos Jr., of New Braunfels; sons and daughters-in-law John D. Moos and wife Cindy, of New Braunfels, and Michael J. Moos and wife Terri, of Apple Valley, Calif.; a brother, Chuck Brecher, of Kerrville, Texas; and grandchildren, Becky, James, Daniel, Michael Jr., Tisha, Krista, and Joseph Moos.
A rosary will be recited Friday, Sept. 8, 1995 at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at 7 p.m. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995 at 12 noon at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with entombment following at Sts. Peter & Paul Mausoleum. Rev. Edward Bily will officiate the services.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
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