New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung from New Braunfels, Texas on July 8, 1993 · Page 3
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New Braunfels, Texas
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Thursday, July 8, 1993
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Ihursday, July 8,1993 • Hera/d-Zefturff « 3 IN THE NEWS Three lottery Winners to share $50 million SEMINOLE, Texas (AP) — Three lucky ticketholders soon will be headed to Austin for their piece of the Texas Lottery's estimated $50 million jackpot. Each winner will go home about $16 million richer, once they cash in tickets bearing the numbers 7-815-42-46-47, said lottery spokeswoman Carmen Luevanos. The winning tickets were sold in South Texas, Central Texas and the Dallas area, she said. Further details, including the exact total the winners will share, were to be released today, Ms. Luevanos said. The pot returns to $3 million for Saturday's drawing. Thanks to the high-dollar drawing that drew people to convenience stores and across state borders, $23.1 million worth of tickets were sold Wednesday, making it the second-best day in lottery history. The single-day sales record of $24 million was set May 1 when the jackpot reached a record $48.6 million. That pool was split by 14 winners. At the Hester Stateline Oil Co. in Seminole, just four miles east of Hobbs, N.M., lottery players had jammed the parking lot and jostled for counter space inside. "They say you can't win unless you do it," said Hobbs homemaker Janet McAtee. "Everybody I know comes over here." The tiny convenience store in Seminole has sold $1.9 million in Lotto and scratch-and-win tickets since the Texas Lottery began last year. Officials say a Town & Country store in McAllen was Texas' No. 2 lottery retailer with $1.5 million sales. The Seminole store is nothing fancy — a few dusty gas pumps out front, shelves crammed with air freshener and Campbell's soup. But here, less than a quarter-mile from the state line, customers come in from the hot sandy wind to dream their vision of wealth. Hester vice president Al Hester Jr., said that 70 percent of the players at his store come from New Mexico. Also, Texans often make the drive 24 miles west of Seminole and 100 miles southwest of Lubbock because they think the store is lucky based on the high volume of tickets sold, Hester said. That's even though there has never been a ticket sold that won the jackpot, he added. Hester said he never imagined the mom-and-pop operation his parents started 40 years ago would ring up sales surpassing those in larger cities. By Wednesday afternoon, lottery players were leaning against a 20-foot wooden counter, elbows propped up and eyebrows furrowed in concentration. Some took their time and consulted friends before picking their numbers; others worked silently and speedily beside liter bottles of soda pop. "On this one, I just closed my eyes and stabbed," one woman said to no one in particular. "One's just as good as another, far as I know," a man told his companion. A New Mexican who asked not to be identified bought 600 tickets. She said she wished her state would start a lottery. Pro-marijuana demonstration over after four weeks SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A four-week demonstration in front of the Hays County jail to protest marijuana laws and support a hunger-striking inmate has been broken up by sheriffs deputies. The protesters — who promote various uses for hemp, the plant marijuana comes from — had built a tent city on the lawn in front of the jail. They support inmate Zeal Stefanoff, who has been serving time since June 3 for marijuana possession and ended a 34-day hunger strike early Tuesday. Stefanoff turned himself in to protest laws banning hemp use. One demonstrator, Brett Stahl of San Marco, was charged Tuesday with criminal tiespassing when he refused to vacate the grounds after a deputy's warning. "The sheriff said I could stay here as long as I was passive and nonviolent," Stahl said before being carried off to jail. Sheriffs department officials refused to comment on their reasons tor forcing ihe protesters w leave Circuit Court acts on Bunion's ruling Dear Abby Court rules 'intervenors' lack merit to appeal spring flow management plan Staff and wire reports The Endangered Species Act and the Edwards Aquifer remain in the news this week as the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the appeal to U.S. District Judge Lucius Bunion's ruling and hearings on the Endangered Species Act were held in San Marcos and San Antonio. The city of San Antonio and ten other agencies, companies and individuals who were "intervenors" in the appeal of Judge Bunton's ruling to protect endangered species in the Comal and San Marcos springs lack the legal standing to appeal his decision according to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled Tuesday that since the "intervenors" were not the "plaintiffs" and therefore would not be directly effected by the ruling, they could not appeal it. In February, Bunton had ordered the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to draw up plans to protect the endangered species that live in the,Comal and San Marcos springs. As part of this, he said, it had to determine how much water is needed in the springs to keep the species alive. The federal government appealed We asked for an opportunity to speak, but they said the agenda was closed. We can submit written testimony within ten days and we are going to do that." • Doug Miller, Comal County Water Representative the ruling, but changed its position when Bruce Babbitt replaced Manuel Lujan as interior secretary. The federal government's decision to discontinue the appeal meant the intervenors had no standing to continue it, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. In a related matter, the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries subcommittee on environment and natural resources held meetings Tuesday in San Antonio and San Marcos to gather public input for Congress to con- sider when the ES A comes up for reauthorization. Doug Miller, the water representative for Comal County, reports that although not allowed to speak at the Endangered Species hearings held Tuesday, the county will submit written testimony in support of the ESA. "We asked for an opportunity to speak but they said the agenda was closed," said Miller. "We can submit written testimony within ten days and we are going to do that." Miller said the Comal County testimony will emphasize that not all economies are damaged by the ESA — "some smaller communities have been protected by the ESA." The Texas Legislature, under pressure from Judge Bunton to come up with a management plan for the Edwards Aquifer that would insure protection for species covered by the ESA, created the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The new regulatory body will regulate pumping and assure appropriate aquifer water levels for the survival of the endangered species in the San Marcos and Comal Springs. New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce sponsors dispute resolution services Six trained mediators named to serve with Alliance Dispute Resolution Center The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Alliance Dispute Resolution Center is one of the first in the state according to Michael Meek, Chamber Executive Vice President and Executive Director of the new center. "In the next few weeks we will be getting our marketing program in full gear and hope to get the word out about this great new service," Meek said. TlB for-profit division of the Chamber will provide a fully-trained qualified mediator to facilitate communication between disputing parties. The parties must voluntarily agree to any resolution of the dispute. The advantage to individuals or organizations who chose mediation is the avoidance of litigation. Alliance Dispute Resolution — New Braunfels has six trained and qualified mediators. They include Atanacio Campos, Rosa Linda De La Cerda, Paul A. Finley, Doyle E. Krueger, Nile B. Riedel and Gary L. Steel. Each of the mediators took the Texas Education Agency approved American Institute of Dispute Resolution 40- hour mediation training course. The Alliance Dispute Res- olution Centers are being established through chambers of commerce throughout the state in a program sponsored and endorsed by the Texas Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Alliance Dispute Resolution, Inc. "Mediation is an increasingly popular process for resolving disputes out of court," said Frank Hinton, Director of the AIDR. "As more individuals and organizations seek to avoid the disadvantages of litigation, the need for truly qualified mediators will grow." There is an administrative fee charged to each party and an hourly fee. Meek stressed, however, that the rates are under the current legal services market in Comal County. Anyone interested in using the mediation process should contact Meek or Cindy Bradfute, the Case Administrator for the center. The above information was provided by Michael Meek, executive vice president of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. DEAR ABBY: Do you have any research regarding which is more economical in running the air conditioner? My husband and I are having a dispute over whether it's cheaper to run the air conditioner 24 hours a day, turning the thermostat up when we're not home so it won't come on as much, or turning it on for nine hours a day, then turning it off for 15 hours out of each day. I say, "The air conditioner has to work much harder to cool the house every day after the hot air has been allowed to filter back in and heats up the furniture, carpets, drapes, etc." I called our power company, but they were not much help. Does the power company in your area have any information? MISS CONCERNED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR MISS CONCERNED: The only way to resolve your dispute is to have your home checked out by someone who knows the heating and air-conditioning business. Much will depend on (a) the amount of heat that is transferred to or from the outside, (b) the outside temperature, (c) whether the attic and outside walls are insulated, and (d) whether the attic has a powered fan to remove hot air, etc. According to my air-conditioning expert, the very best way to operate air-conditioning equipment is to set it at the desired temperature and leave it there. This is the most convenient method — but also the most expensive. The next best method is to turn on the cooling (or heating) about an hour before arriving home. (This can be done with a Fora better tomorrow American Heart Association NEW! Texaco's Pit Stop Deli 3201 IH-35 South Pit Stop #2 Rueckle Road Exit Specializing in: • Breakfast Tacos • Hot & Cold Sandwiches • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • Barbeque by the pound or by the plate Won. - Tue. Open till 2:00 Wed. - Sun. 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