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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O Thursday May a 3 National stuttering project Bikes offers dignity and support From Page 1 DEAR ABBY My problem is hat I have a terrible stutter I am 38 years old and my coworkers make fun of me I try not to show how much it hurts and go along with whatever they are saying Is there anyone or anything that can help me I recently heard about some kind of surgery that can help people who stutter Do you know anything about it Please help me AFRAID TO SPEAK IN SAN ANTONIO DEAR AFRAID TO SPEAK I am unaware of a surgical procedure that can help people who stutter But your letter arrived not long after another from a reader who shares your problem and what she had to say should be of interest to you Read on DEAR ABBY I am almost 18 years old and have been afflicted with stuttering most of my life It hurts when I see peoples ignorance of stuttering reflected through discomfort or ridicule Those who are unfamiliar with stuttering often think it consists only of initial sound repetitions like CC CCan you help me However stuttering also consists of blocks such as getting stuck and becoming unable to utter a particular sound This block can last varying amounts of time A common misconception is that stuttering is associated with fear and anxiety Its true that these factors can increase stuttering but its uncertain what actually causes it Believe it or not many notable personalities have stuttered including Marilyn Monroe James Earl Jones Bo Jackson and even the great Winston Churchill In 1993 I discovered a group called the National Stuttering Project It is one of the greatest things that has happened to me as a person who stutters The group publishes nonthly newsletters has 79 local iupport groups in the United States md holds a large convention jjummer If some of your readers stutter or now someone who does or are simply interested in learning more about stuttering they should write to the National Stuttering Project 5100 E La Palma Suite 208 Anaheim Hills Calif 92807 MARGARET HANSEN SNOHOMISH WASH DEAR MARGARET Thank you for a helpful letter and one which I am sure will be of interest to those who are trying to cope with that problem The National Stuttering Project was founded in 1977 to let people who stutter know they are not alone Its goal is to bring dignity education and empowerment to children and adults who stutter as well as assist their families and the speech language pathologists who work with them An estimated 4 percent of all children stutter Seventyfive percent of them will outgrow it If children receive appropriate therapy at an early age four out of five will not become chronic stutterers Most adults can learn to manage their disorder with the help of a speechlanguage pathologist who specializes in stuttering However there is no universal treatment or cure I recently spoke with Annie Bradberry director of development at the National Stuttering Project She was on her way to speak to a group of school children who had been teasing a young classmate who stutters Her mission was to help the students understand that children who stutter are no different from those who do not stutter except for their speech patterns What a wonderful example of handson advocacy Readers May 12 through 18 is National Stuttering Awareness Week The tollfree number for the National Stuttering Project is 800 364i677 The 3mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org For Abby s favorite family recipes send a long selfaddressed envelope plus check or money order for to Dear Abby Cookbooklet No 1 Box 447 Mount Morris III 610540447 Postage is included really wasnt hard to get them McKenna Memorial Director of Development Jennifer Covington said the hospital participates in programs such as this because it helps children from getting hurt and requiring medical attention She said the fact that the program is being coordinated by a youngster makes it even more special I think thats a wonderful she said Its a way to prevent injuries in our local community Then we can keep kids at home healthy and safe rather than in the Parchman who is a boy scout in troop 381 said in addition to raising the safety level of bicycle owners in New Braunfels the days events also will help him He said in order to Reaves IF YOURE GOING New Braunfels Bicycle Registration and Rodeo When 10 to 2 on Saturday May 10 Where Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church parking lot What Free helmets to the first 50 participants Bicycle registration fee 50 cents Child safety information provided by McKenna Memorial Hospital Refreshments provided Immigration on table in Central American talks By RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer receive the Eagle Award he was required to do a community service project He said the bicycle safety day qualified for this From Page 1 said NBISD better take care of We also from that community are being entrusted with that Spain said Im asking all of you and that includes all of us we better take care of Campos added his support and said he agreed with the comments that had been made He also added that he was impressed with Reaves management style of management by walking Reaves said he appreciated the boards vote of confidence He said he and his wife Jeanette are looking forward to being part of a community that focuses on education and puts kids first I will do my utmost best to live up to the expectations you have of he said Reaves said recent problems plaguing the NBISD district have been bumps in the He said it is time for the district to rebuild the stability and confidence of the patrons He added that this board has shown they are willing to do that Ladies and gentlemen we have to move past the past Reaves said confidence will be my job That will be theyre job We are going to move this district to the next level of excellence but we need your he said We cant do it If he gets the confidence things will get to running smoothly parent Silvia Kathka said Kids will then start feeling more comfortable Reaves contract becomes Four in fourcar pileup treated and released By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Three people involved in a four car accident on Interstate 35 near Schwab Road early Wednesday morning were released this morning from Brooke Army Medical Center Derek Smith 19 of Euless Emily of Bedford and Guadalupe Magallanez 41 of Austin were released a BAMC spokeswoman said The accident occurred at during the morning rush hour on IH 35 south inside the Schertz city limits The accident backed up traffic as far as two miles Officers from the Schertz Police Department Comal County and the Department of Public Safety responded to the scene as well as New Braunfels EMS and SAFES Schertz police said that Smith was the driver of a red Chevrolet Blazer which was going southbound on the access road when it tried to enter the interstate from the access ramp Police said Smith lost control of his vehicle and rolled on top of a blue Chrysler driven by Elizabeth Davis 36 of San Marcos Davis was also going southbound An American Tradition Since 192 Lena Darts ludyWtltech NBISD 6254743 Centex tour test value evertfdaif Office Furniture Quick and Affordable 154 S Business IH35 next to Adobe Cafe 6293979 For All Your Body Shop Needs BECKER MOTOR CO 547 S Seguih Mew Braunfcls 6063463 HELP Child Support Medical Bills Past Due Auto Loans Back House Payments Back Taxes Credit Card Debts All Can Be Included Also known as Debt Consolidation or Wage Earner Plan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy STOP CREDITOR HARASSMENT NO CREDIT NEEDED Call 18003423871 Local 3416303 24KDUR RECORDED INFORMATION Im asking all of you and that includes all of us we better take care of NBISD Trustee Bette Spain effective July 1 However he will already meet with staff members today and will begin making trips to New Braunfels immediately to begin looking into issues facing his post including filing vacant positions He said his first order of business would be to meet members of the staff and the community to determine what actually does lay ahead As for the vacant positions Reaves said he will talk to staff because he liked to look inside first to fill said he would also talk to the board about Tuesdays meeting where the board failed after three tied votes to reorganize and elect a board president He said an election was approaching in August and the board needs to be ready to face it The board needs leadership We need to be as unified as possible going into that he said Reaves will fill the top administrator position that became vacant in January when Charles Bradberry left after 14 years to become the superintendent of Keller ISD Tom Moseley has been serving as interim superintendent since January I dont think we could have gotten a better interim superintendent than Tom Moseley and I applaud Campos said SAN JOSE Costa Rica AP With the region finally free of war President Clinton carried modest trade deals to todays Central American summit and welcomed a new era of peace and After a fencemending visit to Mexico the president planned to bless an openskies accord that should make flying here easier and cheaper The summits trade declaration would promote tariff reductions for more Central American goods administration officials said But it is the summits new faces not new initiatives that make this a remarkable gathering With Guatemalas 1996 peace treaty the entire region is at peace for the first time in a generation When President Bush visited here eight years ago El Salvador Nicaragua and Guatemala were still in guerrilla conflicts involving factions Bush called Nicaraguas Daniel Ortega an unwanted animal at a garden party at the 1989 summit After a fireworks display lit up his latenight airport arrival Wednesday Clinton declared This is a moment of great opportunity and hope for all the Americas but especially here in Central America where decades of conflict and division have given way to peace and Honduras President Carlos Roberto Reina upon arrival said Clinton was seeing a new Central America more ethical integrated and But some leaders are grumbling that the United States has been neglectful of the infant democracies Our Central American countries should not be taken into account only when there are wars or fratricidal struggles aided by the United Nicaragua President Arnoldo Aleman said If the does not do more by tearing down trade barriers and other initiatives it will be difficult for us to find peace in our he Saturday May 10 10 7 Holiday Inn New Braunfels Exit 189 IH unty Carpet COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL ALWAYS i 210 8994692 Canyon Lake 8005313153 SELECT HOMES Were New on the Block but Not to the SAFETY Steer clear Clarkson Volkman Attorneys san Antonio Texas Check your course before you try any maneuvers when working outdoors Look for power lines in advance When carrying a ladder keep it low to the ground Never place conductors such as metal ladders or poles where they can slide or fall into an electrical source Remember use extreme caution when working around electricity because any con tact between your body and a power line can spell trouble Pedernqles Electric Cooperative Inc Not Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization Energy to the Texas Hill Country
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