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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 0 Thursday Auflust 31 1995 HeraldZeilung O Thursday August 0 9 Establishing Healthy Eating Habits Can Be a Family Affair By Maggie Andrd For News USA NU Perhaps one of the most positive social developments of the 90s is a renewed emphasis on fam ily More couples are sharing par enting responsibilities and are de termined to develop greater parent ing skills including providing sound nutrition from the earliest years But parents wont always be nearby to ensure their children eat properly so involving children at an early age in their own nutrition can establish healthy eating habits thai last a lifetime Luckily learning to eat right can be fun for children and parents Try these simple steps If family schedules allow try to have at least one meal a day that every one has a hand in preparing even if its getting lunches ready for the next day Children can learn about the four basic food groups and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared Every Wednesday does not have to be meatloaf Children ex posed to a variety of flavors will be come adults who favor a varied diet Treat healthy foods such as spinach pears fish wholegrain breads and yogurt as treats not as Youthful eating habits will carry over into adulthood Whimsical characters can help spark a childs imagination about all sorts of things including food The OregonWashingtonCalifornia Pear I Bureaus PearBear introduced two years ago loves pears but also likes choices from the entire food pyra mid PearBear appears in liberally illustrated posters and a book series The PearBear Aimed at children ages 4 to 8 the materials are used in school lunch programs school libraries and by par News USA PearBear can make learning about nutrition fun ents Through the antics of PearBear and his forest friends children learn about eating healthy foods and re ducing fat and sodium in their diets Each booklet has a story that cen ters on nutrition and touches on oth er points such as sharing politeness and kindness A Learning Page at the end of each booklet contains addi tional information that can be used by parents or teachers for teaching aids Two chronicles have been pub lished PearBear Has a Picnic and The End of Summer each with a supporting poster A third in the series Pears Peas and a Very Small will be released in midsummer with more to follow Maggie Andre is vice president of communications for the Pear Bureau and author of the childrens series For information on PearBear mate rials send a selfaddressed stamped envelope to OregonWashingtonCal ifornia Pear Bureau Studio B12 813 S W Alder Portland OR 97205 Have A Safe And Ha Remember Don Labor Day Weekend Drink and Drive This Message Has Been Brought To You By The Following ConcetMBusinesses Helping To Make Comal County A Safe Place To Live Kyle Harrington of the Teen Connection 1414 AntonioSt 6296571 You Can Play a Part In Discouraging Crime News USA NU Everyone talks about vention Month the Crime Preven crime but how much do you really lion Coalition has these suggestions Form a neighborhood associa know Here vention Coalition1 are some sober llllillllJ Ilirjy Ill I ing statistics Nearly 22 million of the na tions households were affected by crime in 1992 People armed with handguns committed violent crimes in 1992 Between 1987 and 1991 ar rests of juveniles for violent crimes increased 50 percent Juvenile ar rests for murder increased 85 per cent Every day 15 children under the age of 19 are killed accidentally or intentionally by gunfire Many more are injured Black male teenagers are more likely to be the victims of vio lent crime than any other age group Almost one in nine black teens will be the victim of a violent crime More than onetenth of Amer icas public school teachers say they have been victims of violence that occurred in or around school Virtu ally all involved students More than onetenth of stu dents surveyed say they have carried a weapon to school More than 12 million women in the United States are at risk of be ing abused by their male partners More than twothirds of the as saults against women are committed by someone they know Changing the Numbers Communities nationwide are finding their own solutions to solve these problems To mark October as Crime Pre AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES tion or block watch lo cal law enforcement agencies Join in the Turn Off the Vio lence campaign on Oct 27 From then on discourage your family from listening to music and watch ing television programs movies and videos that portray violence as ac ceptable behavior Support schools in their efforts to keep guns knives and other weapons out of school Encourage students to organize against handgun violence Encourage government and school officials to develop youth ser vice projects The projects should boost selfesteem and show children they have a positive role to play in community life Urge schools religious organi zations and recreation departments to open their buildings before and af ter school and during vacation times so children of working parents will have an alternative to staying home alone Ask the school system to offer classes at all age levels on nonvio lent ways to resolve conflicts For information on other ways communities can discourage crime contact the Crime Prevention Coali tion the National Crime Pre vention Council 1700 K Washington DC 200063817 or call 2024666272 This information is provided as part of the National Citizens Crime Prevention Campaign which is sub stantially funded by the De partment of Justice AmeriCorps An Investment With Real Returns By Erie Chapman For News USA Guest Commentary NU AmeriCorps the national service initiative is marked for elim ination by recent House and Senate budget resolu tions Killing it would be a grave mistake AmeriCorps is only 10 months old but already its members r serving at 350 programs around the United States have proven that it works and deserves a chance to help us save our communities and oujr youth AmeriCorps support for programs such as City Year in Amer ican cities from Boston to Chicago to San Jose has made the dif ference Private have put hun dreds of thousands of dollars behind City Year a spectacularly successful program to give inner city kids solid new direction in their lives Now that the corporations have committed and young people have made their commitment it is as tounding and outrageous to me as a business and community leader and incidentally a registered Republican that the Congress would actu ally withdraw its commitment Jf Congress thinks AmeriCorps is expensive wait until they see the costs if they kill it These programs are like preventive medicine al ways better and less expensive than the alternative Erie Chapman president of Chapman Health served as CEO of Health Cor poration from 1984 to 1995 He is chairman of the board of City Year Columbus In Columbus Ohio Zamonas Wrecker Service 2174 Spur 3 6259213 18006059213 146 N Castell 6255522 HOFFMANN FLOORS 71 ON Loop 337 6252629 Rays Auto Tune Serving New Braunfels for over 18 yrs PR H SplrltSMixersSodas 330 Landa New Braunfels New Location Loop 337 River Road MICKIES PROFESSIONAL LOOK MT 9AM9PM FRI 9AM7PM SAT 9AM5PM A PRO CUT AT LOW COST TUESDAY SENIOR CITIZENS DAY WALK INS WELCOME FAMILY HAIR CENTER 15J03 SEQUIN AVE SAN ANTONIO NEW BRAUNFELS TX 21M205770 Family Sized Rooms Kitchenettes Tennis Court Cable Color TV Winter Rates Recreation Room Free Local Calls Swimming Rfte fjtfflt Roon Loop 337Ai Guadalupe River 2106257772 1273 River Terrace New Braunfeis Outpost J lAQauta Gruene Country Homestead Bed Breakfast 832 Greene Ctoad NCT 78130 Hosls Ed Billte 210 Tennis Ranch and Conference Center 2549 Highway 46 West New Braunlels Texas 781323725 210 6257738 13002925469 QUALITY ON TIME DELIVERY AND LOW PRICES ARE OUR TRADEMARK Quality Printing Color Copies Blueprints Laminating Electronic Publishing Fax Serving for more than a decadal MI 6251135 Stop by and see us Thomas G Perez SAN MARCOS DRIVING SCHOOL 1516 S Seguin Ave New Braunfels TX 78130 DDC Classes for Ticket Dismissal Insurance Discount AdultTeen Driver Ed Classes By Accident Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Family owned Established in 1952 Perpetual care cernemery Pre need services Bronze Memorials HWY 46 E 6252418 AUtO Sales and Service 198 Nacogdoches St 6060009 Bills Detail Shop 1360W Hwy 81 6207251 Thanks Designated Drivers The Life of the Party 625OO45 Comal County Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 320 N Market Ave 6257523 Please Drive Safely This Holiday Weekend All State Bail Bond Let us plan your great escape 5116FM482 6205245 Heisels RentAll 243 Trade CenterDr 6251681 Harsher sentences facing drunk drivers ByMELANIEGERIK Staff Writer People who drink and drive have to face harsher Texas driving while intoxicated laws in addition to the pos sibility of killing others and them selves With new laws going into effect Sept 1 those caught driving while intoxicated will have to spend more time injail if they are convicted a sec ond time Minimum sentences for second time offenders will double from the current 15day requirement to 30 days Bib Waldrip Corral County assis tant district attorney said the new Jaws add to existing laws which went into effect last year In addition to the lengthening of jail time a judge can order a driver to purchase a ignition interlock device which makes the driver breath into it before the car can start as a condition of bond Waldrip said that the interlock devices now are only ordered as punishment after convic tion not as a precautionary measure Drinking and driving also can lead to deaths In 1994 five people were killed in alcoholrelated accidents in Comal County Nine people died in 1993 according to statistics frornortie driver of the 18wheeler Danny the Texas Department of Public IE sh ofGrove was not injured ty i f sriii the accident In New Braunfels in 1995 sofatdT Ths4994 figures from the Texas four people have died in alcoholrelatfccr epartment of Public Safety showed ed traffic accidents said Lt Johmri decrease of 4 percent in alcohol relat Wommack of the New BraunfelsiCt i deaths in Texas down to Police Department Two people have iti am in 1993 been injured one severely M In order to avoid the possibility of Wommack added that a wreck that hil inking and driving Wommack said killed one person still is under set a certain limit they tigation to determine if alcohol wai liv ill drink at a party and stick to it related A lot of times you dont remember In an accident in March Kory Hudori he said gins of New Braunfels was According to the Mothers Against Mazda MX6 southbound on Interstate Safe Party Guide to 35 near RvleklB Rtiadi Helost guests i from Driving florae of themediatvhfrlnudninkjMiose planning a ting the 1990 Honda Accord driven by Prepare plenty of vegetable dips Grade Villarreal wife of New BrawKciAeeses and finger sandwiches so that fels Police Officer John not drink on empty stom The Accord spun around and hit on the drivers side by an 1fr Offer a variety of nonalcoholic wheeler Wommack said Hudginsl vcbeverages for the designated driver laboratory results showed that ht Nand others who prefer not to drink legally was intoxicated and had cprtl a punch with alco trolled substances in his bloodstream hbl use a noncarbonated base like A passenger in his car is still juice Alcohol is absorbed into the ering from serious injuries he quicker with carbonated in the March accident Wommack added 0 During the party hosts should Grade Villarreal and her passete Not let guests mix their own ger Margarita Espinoza were I Instead have a bartender keep track of how much guests drink Stop serving drinks 90 minutes before the party is scheduled to end Start to serve coffee and desserts But remember only time sobers someone who has been drinking In approaching friends that have had too much to drink hosts should Pull the guests aside and polite ly but firmly tell them that you can not let them drive home Tell them about the penalties of drunk driving which can cost from to not including jail time pro bation and mandatory community service hours v Drive them home arrange a ride i with anotherguestwho taxi or invite them to spend the night On the road concerned drivers should report possible DWIs when they see them Wommack said According to the literature from MADD drivers should Look for warning signs such as straddling lanes weaving tailgating driving 10 mph below the speed lim it or nearly hitting a curb or anoth er object Report the license plate number description of the vehicle and direction it was traveling immediately to the police from a car or pay phone TIPTOP CLEANERS professional dry cleaning laundry alterations 321 W Mill 6253316 ssss NOOWEST BANKS To The Degree New Braunfels 3IS Londo 6292265 Something to fit your every wearable need Fun Casual Business Evening Party Wear 6256X26 New Braunfels Running Club Wishes everyone a 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BOND Ifypu drink Drink Responsibly Block from Comal County Jail owner Tressie Russell ALAMO BAIL BONDS CITY STATE FEDERAL CREDIT PERSONAL CHECKS Check Our Low Rates NATIONWIDE SERVICE 24 HOUR SERVICE SE HABLE ESPANOL 6252818 18008484919 Across From Jail 3030 W San Antonio St NEW BRAUNFELS Crenwelge Plumbing 999 Eikel St 6255479 Clear Springs Medical 1529 Hwy 46 S New Braunfels v fONT 32 CUtf Treatment Intervention and Prevention 178 E Mill St 3034523 6295582 NU The dog didnt move as I approached Was I too late I knelt down and gently stroked his head talking to him He opened his eyes slowly and looked at me As I stroked his fur foxtails and stickers deep within his coat pinched my fingers This dog had lived in the wilderness for a while He seemed hungry tired and hurt I called him Kodiak Clearly he hadnt been this way all his life Af ter checking him over I realized that someone was once good to him A long time ago he was wellfed groomed and loved But something happened to Kodi aks human friend Maybe he or she went to a nursing home or moved in with a relative or passed away Since then perhaps Kodiak had been passed among his friends relatives Because of his size they might have treated Kodiak as if he were indestructible not paying any attention to him Finally apparently someone de cided Kodiak was too much of a bur den They took him to the forest and left him to fend for himself After all they thought hes a lough old But nobodys that tough Kodiak is a loyal sensitive boy He stopped eating or drinking probably because he missed his old friend so much He just wanted to die But 1 refuse to stand around and watch a tragedy unfold without do ing something about it I helped Ko diak to his feet and guid ed him back to our van On the drive to our ter he looked so sad Back at the shelter I tried to give him a treat He refused Then a simple act of kindness changed everything I offered him a bowl of fresh water As he drank I stroked his head and talked to him The water seemed to revive him So I of fered him some food This time he ate it Then he wagged his tail slight ly and gave me a smile Later when 1 got up to leave the room he followed me We both had made a new friend Kodiak had found a new reason to live News USA A simple act of kindness helped revive Kodiak after his ordeal Leo Grillo is the founder of Ded ication Everlasting Love To Ani mals or Rescue Since he has rescued thousands of animals abandoned in wilderness ar eas Funded entirely by individual donations the nonprofit organization runs three nokill shelters housing more than 750 animals For a free pet adoption write to Rescue Box 9 Dept NU Glendale CA 91209 AROUND THE HOUSE Kids Put on Your Thinking Caps Again By Jim Keller For News USA NU Its contest time again Saving Air Quality is the annual contest spon sored by 3M that encourages grade and high school students to think about conserving home energy and improving indoor air quality Some recent winners ThomasPellatt of who thought of a system that uses a series of filters and water mist to capture unwanted particles before the air enters the house Branigan Weber of Isle developed the idea of a ceiling fan that pulls air up through a reusable filter to trap dust and pollen The cleaned air is forced back into the room through a vent and a solar pan el on the roof provides the energy Becky Billings of Canby thought about a harmful air substance detector to alert people about an excess amount of harmful gases pollen and dust 3M is known for developing the window insulator kit to stop cold drafts and the Filtrate electrostatic micro particle air filter that improves indoor air quality The contest is co sponsored by Newtons Apple the Emmy Awardwinning PBS family science series One category will be for ages 8 to2 Another for ages 13 to 17 VETERANS Each category will have first sec ond and third prize winners Stu dents cun submit either a written summary or an original drawing Each will be judged separately First are Sav ings Bonds second prizes are bonds and third prizes are bonds All winners will special science prize and a Newtons Apple Goodie Box that contains aT shirt lunch bag and pin This year an entrant must count the number of items in the home that save energy The number must be placed on the back of the paper or drawing that is submitted The stu dent must select one of the items and explain in words or drawings how it saves energy Selections can include conditioning fil ters weather stripping appliances or other items Each written submission must be mailed separately in a legal size envelope to 3M Saving Ener Air Quality Dept PR 530 Fifth New York NY 10036 The students age must ap pear in the lower left corner of the envelope Deadline is March So kids start thinking and get those ideas in as soon as you can Jeff Keller can be heard nation wide every Saturday morning on the Mr Handyman show Check local radio listings for time and station Veterans Salute Heroes of the Pacific By Allen F Gunner Kent National Commader in Chief Veterans of Foreign Wars NU In July 1945 more than two months after the Third Reich had fallen in Europe American iroops continued fighting in the South Pa cific The Japanese continued to fight viciously over small insignificant pieces of unknown islands In many instances the Japanese code of Bushido motivated them to die fight ing rather than surrender and thus dishonor their family name Plans were in the works for an in vasion by some American troops on the Japanese homeland plans that nearly every military strategist hoped would never be ex ecuted American military leaders had watched in amazement as the Japanese had lost troops de fending a piece of rock culled Iwo Jima Close to American Marines also died on that island and more than were wounded A few months earlier the Japanese had fought with almost suicidal fanati cism enduring heavy losses on Ok inawa and leaving Americans dead and another wounded After viewing the carnage throughout the Pacific civilian and military leaders alike were earnestly seeking ways to avoid a confrontation on that island nation Best estimates projected losses of American troops at upwards of and Japanese losses at more than 2 million Winston Churchill projected allied losses at million It was a fair bet that if Japanese had fought to the last man defending Iwo Jima they would de fend their homeland with a tenacity that ensured a death toll beyond any invasion in history In light of those considerations the decision to drop the worlds first two atomic bombs was made While the resulting devastation was horrif ic by any standards dead at Hiroshima dead at Nagasa losses were far less than the planned invasion The result was the Japanese will to fight came to an abrupt end On Sept 2 1945 Japan ese leaders signed their nations sur render documents aboard the Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay The victory over Japan ended the fighting but this month the veter ans who served in that theater of op erations remember all too well the horror of combat in the South Pa cific More than families lost their young men and women in the skies on the islands and in the waters of the tropics and nearly brought home wounds The sacrifices numbered here live on in the heurts of those who returned For the veterans of the Pacific a day does not pass without remembering the heroism courage and commit ment of their comradesinarms We owe these veterans as well as their counterparts in the European Theater a debt that can never be re paid We must never allow their sac rifices to be forgotten