New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 15, 1997, Page 3

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 15, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung Q Thursday, May 15,1997Q3 For All Your Body Shop Needs BECKER MOTOR CO. 547 S. Seguin, New Braunfels 606-3463 Texas Today Visit our Lifestyle Village and see why ... You deserve the Best! NHELP1 Child Support • Medical Bills • Past Due Auto Loans • Back House Payments • Back Taxes • Credit Card Debts All Can Be Included! BILL CONSOLIDATION Also known as Debt Consolidation or Wage Earner Plan (Chapter 13 Bankruptcy) STOP CREDITOR HARASSMENT! NO CREDIT NEEDED! Call 1-800-342-3871 • (Local) 341-6303 24-KOUR RECORDED INFORMATION Clarkson & Volkman, Attorneys San Antonio, Texas Not Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization Proud parents & grandparents of the class of ‘97 Show how proud you are of this year’s graduates by congratulating them with an ad on the special Herald-Zeitung 1997 Graduation Page. Congratulatory messages are being offered for just "25 for a 2x2 size: For the latest listings in... Real Estate See the Herald- Zeitung Classifieds on Friday and Sunday Cen tex CB *    v^ue g everyday! Office Furniture Quick and Affordable. 154 S. Business IH35 (next to Adobe Cafe) 629-3979 Sponsored by^mericon Legion Pos! 35 Held at Comal County Sportsman's Club, 252 S. Kowald Ln. (North of Canyon High School) For More Information, Call 625-5535 license *1-74-1553286-4 Clearance sail. There is more to safe sailing than remembering to wear your life jacket. Before you set sail, also make sure your mast will clear power lines, especially near marinas and launching ramps. An aluminum mast in contact with a power line could result in a deadly accident. Once on open water, keep a sharp eye out for overhead power lines. Remember: clear sailing is safe sailing.Mi PedernatesElectric Cooperativet!nc. Your Message Here (20 words or less) Student Name School Name Mail your picture and message to: Tho Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 or feel free to drop them off in person. SAFETY Mother’s ‘addiction’ may be simply dependence Photo submitted Summer Fun Boys and gills ages 3 to 10 can participate In “Summer Fun” at New Braunfels Christian Academy from June 2 through August 15. Summer Fun is available on a two-, three- or five-day baals for full- or half-day rates. Call 629-6222 for more information. Shown here are participants playing basketball with Bob Gerhardt last summer. my feelings and prove to him that I was right. Well, was I wrong! I was surprised at the “non-reaction” the people there had. I was also sure that I would either catch him looking around or that I would be intimidated, but neither happened. Persuading me to go took a lot of perseverance on my husband’s part, and although I had determined that I was not the type to frequent such places, I am very happy that I went once. It became a valuable learning experience. I guess this is a long way of saying, don’t be so quick to judge before you try something. You may be pleasantly surprised! HAPPILY SURPRISED IN MINNESOTA DEAR HAPPILY SURPRISED: Call me hung-up, narrow-minded, square or behind the times, but I would never be comfortable In a nudist colony. However, I wholeheartedly support the right of anyone with an opposing view to do as he or she wishes. (P.S. Hand me a towel, please.) Lack of response kills store giveaway essay contest CONROE (AP) — It worked in the movies, but in real life — well, it just didn’t pan out. After watching the movie, “The Spitfire Grill,” Karla Fratt, 40, of nearby Cut ’n Shoot announced in March that she would give one or all four of her school supply stores to whoever could best explain in 300 words or less why they wanted to own a business. Just like in the movie, Fratt had failed in attempts to sell her businesses. So, like in the movie, she held an essay contest, charging a SI OO entry fee. lf she received at least 500 entries, as she hoped she would, that would raise $50,000. Wednesday, she announced that she’s scrubbed the idea. Only 150 people responded, she said. She said she’s already refunded the $ I OO entry fees to those who sent in essays. Fratt said she needed at least 500 entries to give away the smallest of the stores, which is in Huntsville, about 30 miles north of Conroe. San Antonio students protest planned dress coda changes SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A school board decision to ban nose rings, multi-colored and spiked hair, baggy jeans and shorts isn’t sitting well with some students in the Northside School District of San Antonio. “This isn’t a communist country. We can wear what we want,” Richard Arcos, a freshman at Marshall High School, told the San Antonio Express-News Wednesday. Nicole Klimeczko, a sophomore at John Jay High School, said she doesn’t plan to attend any protest meetings that some students are organizing. She’s just going to keep the nose ring she’s had for three years. Trustees approved changes in the district’s dress code Tuesday night that will affect 30,000 students in grades six through 12 starting this fall. Lottery contractor critical of tax plan AUSTIN (AP) — The state’s embattled lottery contractor is trying its hand at tax planning. GTECH Corp., the Rhode Island company that operates most of the Texas Lottery, told state lawmakers in a letter released Wednesday that a plan to get more funds from the state-run games is a mistake. GTECH is facing the loss of the state contract to handle on-line games and other lottery jobs. The lottery is considering seeking new bids for the contract in a separate effort to save money. DEAR ABBY: This is in response to “Concerned Daughter,” whose elderly mother is being prescribed narcotic medication. The daughter indicates that the narcotics were prescribed for “aches and pains.” Generally speaking, narcotics are not prescribed for general aches and pains. I’ve had 20 years’ experience working alongside physicians and have never seen this happen. Narcotic medication is used to treat pain associated with cancer, injury or other serious pain conditions. No one is able to feel another’s pain. If “Concerned Daughter’s” mother has a condition that requires strong medication, that is her physician’s decision. I agree that it’s important for the daughter to meet with the physician. There may be a condition that the daughter is unaware of. It may be that narcotic medication is the only treatment for the mother because of her age, poor surgical risk, etc. Chronic, serious pain can have a debilitating effect on an individual, seriously impairing the quality of life. Patients with chronic pain should not be considered addicts simply because they are treated with narcotics. Addiction must be placed in proper perspective. Physical dependence and tolerance of drugs are not the same as addiction. Addiction is aberrant behavior and compulsive use of drugs for non-medical purposes. Individuals who suffer pain should be viewed with compassion. EXPERIENCED IN PAIN DEAR EXPERIENCED: No one should have to suffer pain when relief is available. However, since many seniors have difficulty monitoring their medications, they are at risk of not only addiction but serious drug interactions as well. If a physician determines that a senior patient nteds narcotic medication, it would be a kindness for a family member to stay involved to ensure the medication is taken as prescribed. DEAR ABBY: In response to “Disgusted in Florida”: My husband and I met and married in Florida 16 years ago. He, being single and in the Navy, had visited many nude beaches overseas throughout the years, so of course he tried to persuade me to go to a nudist club with him. My response was always, “No way!” Two years ago, we were sent to Virginia, where he promptly found a nudist club. For some reason, I finally agreed to go with him. I was just like “Disgusted” — I had assumed that people went to nudist clubs only to gawk at all the naked people. However, I figured I might as well go just once, so I could justify ;

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