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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 12, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald 6 wr i ii ii i H UK PA rx 79903 i 6 February Serving Comal of Trace Durham 61 Dally 50 Sunday 75 cents Smithson Valley sophomore collapses and dies By GARY CARROLL pronounced dead at All of the school fire WA aniH I wntnW him Im By GARY CARROLL HtraldZCHung A Smithson Valley High School sopho more died Thursday of unknown while attending Adam Zolbey was airlifted by Baptist Airlife to Methodist Hospital Thursday morning after apparantly suffering heart At approximately 15yearold Adam Zolbey collapsed in the hallway of Smithson Valley High School at whicn time School Nurse Sharon Wright responded by administering CPR until an EMS unit Baptist Airlife responded at 9 and arrived at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio at where Zolbey was pronounced dead at The exact cause of death is but a hospital official did say that Zolbey had a preexisting medical condition and wore a Sandy public information offi cer for Comal Independent School said that teachers and school offi cials will be provided with counselling to help them deal with this All of the school counselors are here working with the students Jack son We have a precise crisis man agement plan in our district to address situations like Assistant Principal Chad Hall was on the scene and said that students and teach ers are taking this incident very The kids in his class are with him all day and theyre taking it real Hall I watched him die Im not tak ing it well at School officials called the parents of the students in Zolbeys class to inform them of what happened and let them know their children may be experiencing adverse Funeral arangements for Zolbey are Cheese Social The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Wine Chees Social honoring the New Braunfels Winter Visitors Thursday night at the Civic Above some of New Braunfels winter residents go through the serving Robert Owens and the rest of Oma and the Oompahs entertained the crowd while members of the Wurstfest Association and members of the Chamber visited with the At Leroy Grosse and Bob owner of Henne partake in some of the refresh ments at the Photos by John Huseth Insurance industry seeks rate increases By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung The insurance industry is ask ing for legalization of an increase of up to percent in the auto mobile insurance rates in officials Insurers must pay for unregu lated costs associated with med ical repair services and legal expenses yet the price of insur ance is strictly said Jerry president of South western Insurance Information The State Board of Insurance is considering increase recommen dations for the benchmark rate for automobile Insur ance companies can deviate from the benchmark rate upward or downward a set Cur rently that range is from 25 per cent above the benchmark to 30 percent Local automobile insurance agents say the increase is in The rising cost of hew the rising medical costs and much more litigation all three tie said Arlon owner of Fer gusonHermes Insurance raise in automobile insurance is Its unfortunate some people have to decide between groceries and I dont see how it can be helped until the cost of these items are Tim agent and owner of Farmers Insurance Group in New Braunfels agreed that costs have increased due to existing hospital and doctors costs and lit The way the laws are you still have a lot of uninsured said Until you have some kind of court I think it will keep Uninsured drivers and they sue for more theyre illegally on the road A raise in automobile insurance is Its unfortunate some people have to decide between groceries and Arlon Hermes and we still have to You need to trim back hospital costs and doctor I think they should go after lawyers the way they So many reforms need to be made they couldnt increase rates enough to cover the Brice said he did not think the rate increases would be He said insurance rate increases should be limited to one a Betty owner of Coker said the rate increase isnt the way to She said there should be a crackdown on unin sured drivers and on nuisance lawsuits which drive the rates up for Steve owner of Tun nell Insurance says the government should stay out busi ness and let the market deter mine what will I dont like to see government Tunnell I think the rates are I hate to see them change the benchmark rate theres a deviation of up to 25 percent allowed I hate to see a further burden on the The State Board of Insurance began consideration of the increases on Wednesday and should continue through Satur A ruling could come as early as next week according to Jim spokesman for the Department of Board votes on girls in football today The Associated Press AUSTIN Forget the pompons and marching band girls will be on the high school football field with helmets and pads if the State Board of Education gives its final approval The board was primed to adopt a rule change allowing girls to play high school football in Texas effective A State Board of Education committee voted 31 to adopt the rule change setting up todays The measure is part of a package of amendments to Universi ty Interscholastic League I support this amendment because I think the girls have a right to play football if they said committee member Mary Helen Berlanga of Corpus who has three ExPerot adviser enters race for Senate as Democrat The Associated Press AUSTIN The Senate special election field is growing more Dallas financier Richard who was an adviser to indepen dent presidential candidate Ross Thursday became the latest candidate to enter the May 1 blasted the influ ence of political action commit tees and said he would use his own money if necessary to help finance his He said his candidacy would make the insiders the political hacks shake their heads and the lobbyists and special interests scurry to raise millions of dollars to defeat Fisher was a foreign policy and economics adviser to Perot and helped research Perots United We But he said Thursday that he hasnt been endorsed by isnt seeking the billionaires backing and will run as a I am not Ross he I stand on my own Im not his Im not his Fm Richard Dont forget that Fisher becomes the latest can didate to enter the race for the seat vacated by Treasury Secretary Lloyd About a dozen people have announced their intention to chal lenge interim Bob a Democrat appointed to the seat by Ann The election will be an open without party If no candidate receives a the top two finishers advance to a Krueger has received the endorsement of the State Democ ratic Executive Committee and most other party How other Democrats are enter ing the Dallas lawyer Jose Angel a founder of La Raza Unida Party in the is run ning as a Democrat Former attor ney general Jim who lost the 1990 gubernatorial nomina tion to Index Stammtisch WATER Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Merle Shirley Trace Maria Lupe Johnny Gar Andrea Jesenia Saturday birthday wishes go Julian Gomez Stanley Humble and Rose Belated birthday wishes go to Evelyn Anniversary wishes to Roselyn and Joe Lisk andVic tor and Rosie Section Eight The Section Eight Certificate and Voucher Programs are no longer housing applications for rental assistance until further effective March Watson Lane closing Comal County Road Department will be reconstruct ing two drainage structures along Watson Lane This project is scheduled to be completed by March During the construction of these drainage structures Watson Lane will be intermittently Traffic will be detoured to Kolenburg Lane and York Creek For more information call Library The Dittlinger Memorial Library will be closed 15 20 for Project Staff members and volunteers will be barcoding books plus records and The bookdrop will be available for use during this Canned food drive Commercial Credits New Braunfels office is sponsor ing a canned food drive through The Neighbor to Neighbor effort will benefit the Community Service Continued on 2A
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