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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Unicorns in second at district track meet See Page IB New Braunfels 50 CENTS Herald 76 EL PASO TX 79903 20 pages in two sections Friday April Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Tlmmy Canhatn Vol 145 No 107 Inside Market Stammtiseh Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Maria R Garcia Jaime Padilla Denise Tuch Nikki Loftin Christopher Everett Warren Williams Logan Paul Chighizola 1 year Craig Bertling Joyce Nettle Sarah Megason Katherine Denise Baeten Catherine Anne Welborn Trey Earl Rust 12 years old Libby Car ney Rubbel Timmy Canham 40 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Tom and Linda To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 290 Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 19 Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake unavailable Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Thursday and gallons of well water were used Collectors showcase has space for dealers Space for dealers is still avail able for the Collectors Show case and Sale from 9 to 5 May 31 The event is spon sored by the New Braunfels Conservation Society Call 629 2943 for information Sts Peter and Paul Sock Hop today A 50s Sock Hop to benefit Sts Peter and Paul Youth Rep resentatives to the National Youth Conference in Kansas City will be held for adults 21 and older from 8 to mid night today Admission to the nonalcohol party will be a couple and will include refresh ments and entertainment Call 6251243 to RSVP Iris Show slated for Saturday The New Braunfels Iris Soci ety presents its 31st Iris Show Catching the Glow from 1 to 4 Saturday at First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall 572 W San Antonio St There is ample parking on Mill Street directly behind the church Admission is free plants will be for sale Meet the District 4 candidates Voters can meet 1997 Dist 4 City Council candidates at 9 Saturday at Gruene Hall sponsored by the Gruene Homeowners Association The forum will include position state ments and a questionand answer period Lone Oak plans anniversary gala The Lone Oak Cemetery Association invites all members descendants of families and friends to the 100th Anniversary Celebration 3 Saturday at Lone Oak Cemetery across from Friedens Church near Geronimo A reception with a catered meal follows Padilla decides to give up NBISD board presidency By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees president Jaime Padilla will tender his resignation Tuesday night for what he said are per sonal reasons involving his family After much thought I decided to tender my Padilla said Thursday Family has to come Ive really enjoyed serving on the board I think the board was very gra cious and Ive learned a Trustees said they were disappoint ed that Padilla planned to resign but understood it was in the best interest of his familyTt makes me sad because he put in a lot of time and effort and really cares for the district but I under said trustee Sylvia Sanchez Trustee Anne Miller said I think Jaimes a really good person and when he thinks for himself he does a won derful Padilla who has a year left on his Jaime Padilla term said he is asking that his res ignation be effec tive immediately Interim Superin tendent Tom Moseley said the board will have to appoint a replace ment until an elec tion can be held in August Trustee Leo Chafin said he is confident the board can find a quality replacement but hopes that it is not used as an opportunity to secure the board majority Without Padillas vote many 43 votes would have been tied Both sides are going to try to get somebody on their side I hope that doesnt Chafin said Hope fully the six of us can come together and get some kind of quality person to serve until the term is Thats what we have to FILLING THE VACANCY Any vacancy or vacancies occurring on the Board whether by death resignation forfeiture lack of qualifications or removal shall be filled with citizens hav ing the same qualifications as candidates for election If a vacan cy occurs on the Board the remaining members of the board may fill the vacancy by appoint ment until the next regular Board election or may order a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term If more than one year remains in the term of the position vacated the vacancy shall be filled no later than the 180th day after the vacancy occurs District 4 is bounded by the Guadalupe River Highway81 Hickory Spur Peach Michigan Santa Clara Antonio Guenther Coll Hill and Union Residents can call 6206200 with questions about whether they live in District 4 Source Texas Association of School Board Board vice president Carlos Cam pos said he thought board members would be able to put aside any differ ences they may have to find an indi vidual on whom they can all agree I think theres a lot of good people out there that are people everybody can work he said Padillas resignation will come just days before the board is scheduled to begin interviews to fill the superinten dent vacancy However trustees said the resignation should not hinder the search I think once they understand On with the show Herald Zeitung photo by Michael Darnall Cast and crew from Smithson Valley High Schools Theives Carnival will perform the farce comedy at the Texas High School Regional Contest April 18 at John Jay High School in San Antonio The next step for the group if they should place is the state competition in Austin The group will perform A Night of One Act s fbday at 7 Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3 at SVHS Commons Hepatitis cases confirmed at Memorial Elementary By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Four cases of type A hepatitis have been confirmed in Memorial Elemen tary and steps have been taken to pre vent additional cases from occurring Generally its not a terribly scary ill local pediatrician Dr Tim Owens said Its usually easier on Comal County Health Nurse Shel McWilliams said hepatitisA is a viral infection that affects the liver She said it usually spreads through the fecal oral She said an infected person contaminates an article or food product When placed in the mouth the virus spreads Once exposed it can take an PREVENTION TIPS Good hygiene and health practices such as the following are the best defense in the spread of hepatitis type A Wash hands with soap and water after using the rest room Do not share food or drinks Do not put items or hands in mouth Source Comal County Public Health Department average of 28 days for symptoms to appear but individuals could begin to show symptoms as late as 50 clays after exposure she said McWilliams said it is not a lifethreatening illness and is similar to a stomach virus An adult usually becomes much more seriously ill than a child she said Owens said the severity and length of illness vary from person to person However he said it is not something parents need to be extremely alarmed about This is something that always comes around once in a he said Normally just sitting in the same classroom is not that big of a deal so theres no need for a big McWilliams said the initial case of Turn to Cases Page 2A HEPATITIS SYMPTOMS Abdominal pain and cramp ing Nausea vomiting Poor Appetite Appearance of yellowish skin and eyes Fever Dark urine Lightcolored bowel move ments Fatigue Source Comal County Health Department and the New Braunfels Independent School District Suspect in bank robbery also charged with Wuesf s heist By ABE LEVY Staff Writer New Braunfels police detectives said Thursday they have charged a man suspected in the aggravated robbery of the downtown Wuests grocery store last month as the same man federal authorities apprehended for a bank rob bery in San Marcos two weeks ago John Oliver Manning 37 of Seguin remains in custody by Marshals in Austin as a federal prisoner charged with the bank robbery of a Nations Bank in San Marcos on March 28 FBI Special Agent Darren Holmes said Manning who has a detention hear ing scheduled for Tuesday in Austin was suspected in two other bank rob beries but has not been charged Holmes said New Braunfels Police tied Manning to the March 24 incident at Wuests after a store clerk identified Manning in a photograph as the alleged robber said Del Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Criminal Investiga tion Division In that incident the robber escaped with after walking in dressed in a black cowboy hat blue jeans a long sleeved shirt and a scruffy beard Boa tright said His method for obtaining money matched that of the robber in the NationsBank incident police and FBI officials said He demanded money after informing employees that he had an explosive device that he would detonate if nec essary Boatright said Later it was discovered that the device was not explosive he added In the San Marcos incident FBI offi cials said the robber pulled an explosive device out of a briefcase and threat ened bank tellers to get them to turn over money Boatrighl said it is likely the local charge will be dropped pending the outcome of the federal charge the circumstances surrounding his res ignation it wont be a trustee Steve Weaver said Campos said he did not believe the resignation would slow down the search process He said there had been tremendous response to the position from highly qualified individuals and this should not change anything This is an unfortunate bump in the road and well continue to move for ward with the search as we are Campos said I think were going to really have to listen and work Trustee Bette Spain said If anything can bring that about this may be Campos said many of the sticky issues were now water under the bridge and the board would be able to work together Sanchez said she was also optimistic that there would not be a stalemate among the board Personally I dont think its going to be a she said Were all adults working for the same No fireworks at first forum for council candidates By ABE LEVY Staff Writer With the exception of voting for their opponents the four candidates for the two city council races agreed Thursday night that keeping property taxes low attracting new businesses to the area and preparing for the citys growth are priorities facing New Braunfels Sponsored by the League of Woman Voters the first public forum was held at the New Braunfels school district central office with about 25 people attending The District 3 race includes local businessman Randy Vanstory and for mer council member and mayor Rudy Seidel The District 4 race includes retirement activity director Jan Kotylo and electronics store manager Russell McDonald Early voting begins Monday with the election day scheduled for May 3 The candidates stressed their expe rience and background in various city committees and businesses as qualifi cations to serve on the council They all said growth in the area and specifically involvement in the citys Master Plan process is an important key to protect the future quality of life in New Braunfels Vanstory 35 said he wants to secure the future of New Braunfels by making sound policy decisions as the District 3 representative emphasizing his business expertise as coowner of Quick Align Brakes and Suspensions and work with his local church and several city committees As an individual Im he said I make decisions for the future I do that in my business and my want to make decisions that are good for 30 years down the Seidel 72 who emphasized that he is a native New Braunfels resident mid long time local business owner said he has the experience for the District 3 job from serving on the council from 1991 to 1993 and then as mayor from 1993 to 1994 Im familiar with our city govern he said I have had firsthand experience in running the city which my opponent does not have 1 know what goes and what doesnt District 4 candidate Kotylo 57 said her diverse background in volunteer orga nizations working for a former school district superintendent and business con sultant and owning her own business have prepared her for public service Im honest and straightforward and have she said Im logical and try to see both sides of the story Ive cleaned streets and killed weeds 1 have the ability to see that things get McDonald 39 said his management of five ColorTyme stores and military experience along with an ability to lis ten to concerns from the public qualify him for the District 4 position What I would bring is an ear to the city council and a he said 1 will get back to the citizens if theres a Kudos to McKenna Hospital and Kirkwood Manor See page 4A   

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