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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Ojpihidh Comics Sports The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Batten Mulhollan Jiraon Dotorat Lbzano Franco Balrd Mon Allan Cynthia Smith Ranaa Stona Sarah Chrlttto Stacy Jo Slnia Larry Rosa Mary Cabaflb Vlnea Valaz Jaaatea Thomas Nolan Bahrana Joal Rodrlguaz balatad Emla Mandaz James Lariton balatad Lillian Jacoby balatad Satur Lola Richards 97 years old balatad Linda Bllgh balatad Staphanl Zapata 12 yaara Mark Moreno 18 yaara James R Dry Edwin Pantarmuahl Carlyn Pteuffar Happy anniversary wishes go to Michelle and Craig Cran ahaw Laurl and David Schroadar 7 Edgar and Pattl Waatbrook 24 yaara Nolan and Martha Bahrana Geo and Roaaataa Waltlapargar 50 yaara balatad Ruben and Glna Gomez 5 yaara To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Area get break from classes Area students will have a break from classes this week and that means drivers will need to use extra caution when dri ving in residential areas The central office and all the schools in the Comal Indepen dent School District will be this week for the mid sWJirUer break Classes will 17 in the New Braun ndent School District off for a staff devei and students have a holiday on Feb 17 The school closings mean students will be out in the com munity during the day This means drivers need to use extra cautipn driving through subdivisions or residential area where children could be playing near the road Republican Family Club meets luesday The Republican Family Club of Comal County will hold its February meeting at 7 Tuesday at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on North Loop 337 Joy Streater Comal County Clerk will be featured speaker She will speak about county government The public is invit ed to attend Families are wel come Garden Ridge garage sale scheduled The Garden Ridge Womens Club is now taking space reser vations for its annual Citywide Sale and Flea Market scheduled for March 15 at the Bracken Volunteer Fire Depart ment For information call 210 651 4372 or 651 6905 Volunteers offer help with tax returns Taxaid volunteers will pro vide tax preparation assistance to and others on a basis This Is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork W2 and 1099s and last years tax return Times and sites are 10 am 2 Wednesdays and Sat yrdsya at the Dittlinger ilUbrary 1 to 5 TUfsdaya arjd Thursdays and 9 to 1 Saturdays at the Senior Center and 1 to 4 Wednesdays and 9 to noon Saturdays at the Canyon Action Center New Braunfels Herald 20332 MO09 s o u E s r n i c R o P u j s H T N B 2627 E Y AMD DR EL PASO IX 79903 SUNDAY 26 pages in two sections B Sunday February Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Mary Caballo Vol 145 No 63 Virus causing serious problems for infants By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A virus making its way around San Antonio has left many infants hospi talized and a health official said prop er measures could keep the number of serious cases in Comal County to a minimum Roger Sanchez an epidemiologist with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District said his department has recently noticed a large number of people suffering from Rotavirus Its nothing said Sanchez We have people get the virus every winter Its just that for some particular reason it seems to be more present and more aggressive this Sanchez said Rotavirus is charac terized by diarrhea vomiting and fever He said typically the virus is not life threatening but could turn serious if proper precautions are not taken In thirdworld countries it could be said Sanchez In the United States the big problem is Sanchez said this was a particularly serious problem for infants who do not have a lot of weight or fluids to lose Sanchez said that while there have been no fatalities more than two dozen children have been hospitalized at San Antonios childrens hospitals during the past couple of weeks Thats just a flag for whats really out said Sanchez Those are the ones getting Sanchez said thousands more were sick but they just were not affected as badly by the virus Several daycare centers in the area said they have had children employees and parents out with typical flu symp toms but had not seen any signs of the virus Not yet knock on said Shirley Smithcrs owner and director of Happy Days Day Care Center Hope fully we wont Weve been really for tunate so Local pediatrician Dr Tim Owens said that although he had not had any lab confirmed cases he said there had been a handful of patients that he thinks HeraldZeltung photo by Michael Oarnall and Livestock show Wednesday night is full of bull 4 1 f bull riding months before I went anywhere else to of The ions hours of wracticinK have paidoft for i The hours of practicing have paMpff for ar Who competed at the San Antonio livestock hj School gradll Shnw and Rndeo nn WeHnesdav nicht at the Free Show and Rodeo on Wednesday night at the Free1 i qujcfe Mer San Antoni0i Oarza Wt the road for El MX Jnf jjo fto Paso where h9 competed in the El Paso Livestock I Show and Rodeo on Thursday y With El Paso in his rearview mirror Garza left fat his riding for competed in the citys annu approprjately al fair and rodeo tbjs V Being oh the road is nothing new for Garza ehind the who competes in three to four rodeos a week for probably six Turn to Bull Page 2A Object identified as port of rockets fuel system By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Defense Department officials said they believe a strange sphere found by a local rancher near York Creek two weeks ago is part of a rockets ruel system which fell from space Tech Sgt Steve Smith public affairs officer at Randolph Air Force Base said he received a call from officials at the Ballistic Missile Defense Organi zation on Tjiuifday about the 28inch metallic diameter sphere The object was found in a field by rancher Ed en Jan 24 while he was feeding his cows near York Creek The is being kjept dolph The BMDO is part of the Pentagon and reports directly to the Secretary of Defense Smith said They believe it could be debris from a Delta rocket launched from Vanden berg Air Force Base in California last Smith said Smith said the rocket was part of a space experiment dealing with a missile defense system The purpose of the mission was to use sophisticated sensors radars and cameras to track objects and identify them in space as part of a developing technology to intercept and destroy hostile ballistic Smith said BMDO spokesman Lt Col Rick Lchner said officials are sure the 80 pound object is from a Delta rocket whith was launched into space as part of a missile defense program We will look into Lehner said We are pretty sure it is it because another Delta piece fell in George town Texas at the same time the sphere said the object that was found on farmland in Georgetown weighed pounds and was part of the rock ets propellant tank The sphere found in Seguin was a pressurized tank which was also part of the propellant tank The propellant tank contains fuel Both Turn to Object Page 2A Special to the HeraWZeiluno by Barry Halvorson The object that Guagalupe County Sheriffs Deputies Stephen Moore left and Todd Frlesenhahn discov ered has been Identified had the virus He said one was even hospitalized Its kind of like the granddaddy of stomach said Owens With a typical stomach virus a person might throw vip all day or all night and thats it This one just keeps hanging on They might be sick for a week and be very Owens said itsymptoms persist for a couple of days or dehydration occurs the parent should seek medical Turn to Virus Page 2A Search moves to phase two Information will be used in brochure for prospective superintendent applicants By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer After two days of profiling Brgiunfels superintendent search consultants are ready to move to the next Hank Wheeler search consultant for the Texas Association of School Boards said everyone had had an opportunity for input on what kind of person should replace Charles Brad berry who went to the Keller ISO on Jan 1 He said the next step is to pull the information together in a brochure that can be sent to applicants Its going to go out to anyone interest cd in the position anyone recommended to us and anyone we find that might be good for this said Wheeler He said these were typically the three ways candidates arc Although Wheelers firm recruits peo pie it does not have a candidate He said this includes attracting the interest of candidates who already have what they consider to be good jobs We just start from scratch and we know a lot of said Wheeler If theyre just good people we start talking to them and try to get them There arc a lot of differ ent things that attract Wheeler said the application dead line was April 5 He said candidates could be from smaller districts assis tants from larger districts or superin tendents who just want a change Wheeler said that by the time the search closed about 30 or 35 indie viduals should have applied for the districts top administrator position Well have in that group proba bly 15 good ones hat we can really look said Wheeler Then we go through the applications and recom mend On April 14 the board would con sider the consultants recommenda tion and choose the top six or seven candidates The board will provide the public with the names titles and current districts of the candidates Wheeler said the board will then interview those candidates April 17 through 19 The list of candidates will be narrowed to three anil their spous es will return fora dinner and follow up interview April 24 through 26 Most of the searches by other groups are shorter but they imybe meet with the candidate only said Wheeler We think its important lor lie board to meet with he candidate ihree separate times in different Wheeler said he board would then visit the home district of the top can didate May 5 and 6 and the new administrator will be approved May 7 Public input right way to go about superintendent search See Opinion 4A   

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