Wednesday, January 27, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels To A Zeitung Wednesday Serving Comal Home of Kevin Korpl 222 Daily 50 Sunday 75 cents Comal TASS scores maintain same level as those in 91 By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Wrltar The Texas Assessment of Academic Skills TAAS scores for the Comal Independent School Districts CISD junior and senior high school students were presented at Monday nights board The scores reflect approximately the same percentage in 1992 as in said Carol assistant superintendent for A comparison of the scores for junior students from showed a decline in achievement in math and In writing the scores dipped one percentage point in 1991 and recovered that point in In Reading scores declined by one percentage point since last year and in math they declined by two Compared to state and NBISD levels of the scores were lower in writing and but were one point higher than the state level in CISD students scored two points lower than NBISD students in Referring to the presentation of the TAAS Larry a CISD pairon from the Canyon Lake area We had a briefing that came up before us and we sec that Comal Independent School District excels in 1 would like to sec in much more an incisive look at where Comal Independent School District comes The key thing is we have standards that have been Lets look at why were not achieving them and what we can do to make it better for our The principals are working with their campus teams to identify areas we need to work Hall Well be looking at our instructional program and identifying areas so we can help students meet these CISD administration made no recommendations at the board meeting on this The report was presented for 1 TAAS Results CISD threeyear Writing Reading 1990 80 80 79 78 80 77 with Writing Reading CISD 80 77 State NBISD 83 86 76 79 60 informational purposes The board made no requests of the Although some districts do TAAS material at the beginning of the year to prepare for the bom local districts said they do not specifically study for the In other business Monday the CISD board accepted a Wimbcrley Independent School District offer of as its share of the bonded indebtedness for the detachment of the Spring Hollow The board also met in executive for about two hours to discuss personnel consideration of property detachment settlement and evaluation of the No action was TASB to hold workshop In Austin The Texas Association of School Boards TASB will conduct a workshop Thursday to provide school board candidates and other interested citizens an understanding of what is involved in being elected and serving on a school Topics will include the role of a board ethics in board campaigning for and the importance of board membership in community An experienced school board member and a representative from TASB will explain the key responsibilities and the qualities necessary for effective Two positions will be open on the Comal Independent School District CISD board this The election will be held May 1 and candidates may file from February 15 to March You must be a resident of the district and a registered voter in order to be The TASB workshop on January 28 is in Austin at the Education Service Center Region 5701 Springdalc Road from 7 to There is no New Braunfels Police responded at last night to an accident in the 5600 block of Interstate Highway 35 South in which a pickup truck driven by Todd Michael Walden of Windcrest struck an 18wheeler from Walden was to McKenna Memorial Hospital emergency room in New Braunfels where he was treated and The driver of the 18 wheeler was Walden was ticketed for failure to control Photo by John Huseth Hepatitis strains can be as dangerous as AIDS virus By OARY CARROLL Staff Writer The rapid increase in AIDS virus in our society over the past decade has overshadowed other diseases if go have the potential to be just as Among these diseases is the Centers for Disease Control recognizes three main types of hepatitis type type B and type Type A hepatitis is transmitted by the fecaloral which means the disease is contracted by orally ingesting something that has come into contact with stool from an infected According to a CDC most infections of this type of are passed among people who share a household and among sexual infection can come as a result of eating food or drink contaminated with the hepatitis A Casual contact with friends or coworkers has not been proven as a route of infection for this Health Beat Edward who practices medicine in New distinguished between two patterns of the illness acute hepatitis and chronic Hepatitis A only occurs Coles meaning you get sick and you get better if it doesnt kill Coles said that currently there is no other treatment for acute hepatitis other than to let it run its a Gamma globulin is given to persons infected with type A within two but not to those who have causal contact with the infected person due to the relatively low chance of the virus being passed in that Hepatitis B is a bloodbornc infection transmitted by exposure to the blood of an infected person or by sexual contact with an infected This chronic type of hepatitis is not transmitted by stool contamination or by casual For the majority of the people who get hepatitis half of them never knew they had Coles Most people who die from hepatitis die as u result of liver cancer caused by the For most Coles said hepatitis B affects them You may be sick for a but usually youll get over A hepatitis B vaccine is available and will provide protection for up to 95 percent of the people receiving the The vaccine consists of three injections of the vaccine over a sixmonth time Type C hepatitis is also a bloodbornc infection which can cause inflammation of the People at risk for this type include intravenous drug users who share workers with exposure to hemodialysis patients and blood transfusion recipients as well as unprotected sexual There is not yet a known prevention for this type of Coles did say that there is a new drug on the market called Alpha interferon which is effective for treating type C Theyve just approved this new treatment Alpha Interferon which is primarily indicated for type but we have some studies now thai show its pretty good for hepatitis See Health Page 2A Landa Park trees worth estimated million By GARY P CARROLL Staff Writer According to a report from Burditt and Community Forest the 967 trees in Landa worth an estimated millioYi The report was the first item rcviewcd at the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting Tuesday The Urban Forest Management Plan in Landa Park cataloged and assessed every tree in the park so that plans can be made to initiate projects to care for the Charles Dave of Burditt and said not only do the trees add beauty to the but they also represent an economic draw as well as a vital ecological Most folks arc unaware of what trees are and certainly its hard to put a price on urban trees that might be in a highuse area like a park Burditt Burditt said mat trees represent a community calling card and attract people to the He said also that trees provide a favorable environment for Businesses like to do business in areas with Burditt Director of Parks and Recreation David Whatlcy said the maintenance of the trees should be a matter of civic Landa Park is going to be here a hundred years from now and Lundn Park is going to be here five hundred years from now Whatlcy The goal of the parks board is to maintain the resources it has during generation in an effort to perpetuate the presence and the future growth of trees in the The thousand trees are why the people come to the thousand trees arc why people cornc on the Whatlcy is budgeted for tree cure in Lundu but more money is needed to maintain existing remove highrisk trees and relieve ground compression that can prevent a tree from receiving vital nutrients us well as hinder Most folks are unaware of what trees are and certainly Its hard to put a price on urban trees that might be In a highuse area like a Charles Dave Burditt proper oxygen exchange in the Burdilts report suggests that no one species represent more than 10 percent of the forest trees need to be planted on the golf course to replace trees that may soon trees should be properly pruned to extend the trees lives and prevent accidents caused by branches that could rot and Billy also with Burditt and suggested that the parks board should stress variety and color when planning to buy new Burditt stressed the necessity for a continuous care program in which all trees arc pruned once every five The project was funded by a grant from the Texas Forest Service in conjunction with the America the Beautiful The board discussed the problems associated with u parking lot located on the west side of the in which several trees are endangered by cars and the possibility that problems associated with the ground being compacted in the event the parking lot is Dclorcs cochairman of the arboretum suggested the parking located on be removed in order to preserve the and the board will be considering that proposal in the The board discussed fee structures charged to river outfitters using shuttle buses to transport patrons and their equipment in Cypress Bend That item was tabled so board members could get more Sea Pago 2A Index 2 18 Pages WATER Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeltung sends Birthday wishes 10 Kevin Phillip Marianne John Qabriel Frltzie Caroline Ortiz and Montezuma Free parenting classes In conjunction with the Comal County Emergency Childrens Family Outreach will bo offering free parenting classes for parents of young children and Early childhood classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning and Teenage classes will begin on Tuesday evenings beginning Anyone interested in attending the classes is invited to an orientation on from 7 to 9 at the Comal County Extension Service in New For more call 6201299 or UNIC news Tonight on UNIC news at 6 on cable channel 37 Denlse Sohmlde and Jennifer Guerrero anchor the student produced news show about happenings at New Braunfels High Maternity preadmlsslon class McKenna Memorial Hospital Maternity Center will be offering a preadmission class to women planning to deliver at Information about a typical patients infant care including preparation for breast and bottle feceding and a Maternity Center tour will be Preadmission forms will be Significant others are This class is provided as a service to the Call to reserve a Classes will be the first and third Wednesday of each month from 911 for those needing an evening the second Monday of each month from 7 9 Select one class eight to tenweeks prior to your due Anyone closer than that to their due dale stimuli schedule a class Comal County Alumnae Pahhellenlc Comal County Alumnae Panhellenic invites all area college sorority alumnae to the annual membership meeting at 2 in the home of Jo Ann 667 Fredrlcksburg A short business meeting and informational update on local and national panhellenic activities will be For Home Delivery Call 6259144