New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 4, 1997, Page 2

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 4, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2A □ HeralcLZeitung □ Thursday December 4, 1997_ . . ,• & . __ Spread From Page 1A venting transmission of the disease, McWilliams said. Overman sent a similar warning letter to area schools in October, and school officials stepped up education and prevention measures. “Our custodians are doing extra cleaning,” said Memorial School nurse Karen Schwind. “The children have been educated as far as hand-washing. Fliers have been sent home.” Carl Schurz Elementary nurse Gwen Mills takes a hand-washing instruction road show from class to class. She uses phosphorescent powder and a black light to drive home the concept of germ transmission. “We do these every year, for all of the classes,” Mills said. Students may no longer serve their own food in the Canyon High School cafeteria, said school nurse Karen Voosen. “A lot of (the students) are very aware, and I don’t think they’re sharing food like they used to,” she said. “At the lower grades, my children have gotten so much literature. Every child walks out of class with a squirt of soap in their hands on the way to lunch at Frazier Elementary.” Parents have found the ban on home-made food inconvenient, said Carl Schurz PT A president Sylvia Kathka, ”... but the parents are satisfied at the information that is coming.” Memorial PT A president Tammy Mills said, “Parents are concerned about their children, as they should be — they don’t want their kids to get sick.” Following common-sense hygiene rules was the best prevention against the spread of hepatitis-A, McWilliams said. “I think with a lot of help from the community, we can stop this outbreak and prevent jt from becoming an epidemic,” she said. From Page 1A the day care or any other day care,” McWilliams said. The present outbreak of hepatitis-A is not the first in the county, she said. A more wide-spread outbreak occurred in 1990. “We did almost an entire school population at that time, at Goodwin Primary,” McWilliams said. The dosage for immune globulin is determined by a person’s body weight. “On 100-pound body weight, the immune globulin costs $20,” she said. The shots are in somewhat short supply nationwide, she said. “Since Desert Storm, it’s been difficult to get it,” McWilliams said. The health department was not allowed to inoculate anyone who asked with immune globulin — it first had to determine that the person was at risk of getting hepatitis-A, she said. A vaccine exists for hepatitis-A, McWilliams said, and was available Hepatitis A • WHAT IT IS: Hepatitis A makes the liver sick. It is caused by fecal to oral transmission. • SYMPTOMS: Yellow skin, dark urine, flu-like symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, diarrhea. •HOW ITS DETECTED: Can be screened through a urine sample; confirmed by a blood test • HOW ITS TREATED: Supportive care, such as bed rest and a healthy diet, including many fluids to prevent dehydration. • LONG-LASTING EFFECTS: None. Thriver repairs itself and usually forms an immunity to hepatitis A •provided by David Patten, physician’s assistant at McKenna Neighborhood Health Center Obituaries LLOYD NEAMAN Funeral arrangements for Lloyd Newman, age 74, are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home. He passed away in Seguin, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at the Care Inn. Recently Moved? Getting Married? New Baby? Give us a call! for adults at the health department. “The problem is you need to get it about a month before you get exposed if it’s going to work,” she said. McWilliams said she was ordering the vaccine for children. “Hopefully, within a week or so, we’ll have it for the children,” she said. The health department already spent about $6,000 dealing*with hepatitis-A, McWilliams said. “This has been a very expensive proposition,” she said. “Fortunately, I have a fund that is available to be used for that purpose, whenever we have a situation like Otis.” lf the fund were exhausted, McWilliams could request more money from Comal County Commissioners Court, she said. NB Lions take children Christmas shopping By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor A group of New Braunfels Breakfast Lions will celebrate Christmas in the truest sense Saturday. The Lions will escort 25 area children through a morning of Christmas shopping and festivities children for whom the holidays might otherwise not he so bountiful “We get 25 names from the Community Service Center,” said project chairwoman Betty Marsh. “Each child is assigned an adult ” Police Beat ■ A 46-year-old New Braunfels man reported someone stole an equalizer and speakers valued at $150 from his 1^81 Chevy Monte Carlo while it was parked in the 400 block of Porter Street Tuesday Police said there are no suspects or witnesses ■ A business located in the 600 block of South Hill Street reported someone stole $200 in cash Police said there were signs of forced entry ■ A 27-year-old New Braunfels man reported someone stole a blank check from the 2800 block of Sunset Dme on Tuesday Police said there were signs of forced entry and they had a suspect ■ A 17-year old New Braunfels man reported someone stole a compact disc player and CDs, valued at S24X, from his ll>04 Ford Bronco ll while it was parked in the 1500 block of Interstate 35 North on Tuesday Police said there was no sign of forced entry The morning starts with a complimentary breakfast at Luby’s. “They enjoy the breakfast, and we normally have somebody dressed up as Santa Claus who brings little things at breakfast to get everybody in the right spirit,” said Lion John Dorbandt, a past Kids Christmas escort. From Luby’s, the children are taken to Kmart where each child gets $30 to spend on Christmas gifts for family members, Marsh said. The Breakfast Lions provide $25 for each child, and Texas Commerce Bank kicks in $5 more, she said. Shopping with the children is a humbling experience, Dorbandt said. “It is interesting to see how unselfish the kids are,” he said. “They seem to think a lot about not only their parents, but about their siblings, and they really work at it.” Seeing the children do their Christmas shopping sheds new light on the often-materialistic holiday ritual, said escort Dave Howell. “The average Americans, when they go to buy presents for Christmas, there’s a lot of money spent. It’s unbelievable what you United Way short of goal Contributions still can be made The annual drive for the United Way of Comal County is still a little short of its goal to raise $370,000 in order to help 30 different organizations in Comal County. The United Way will accept all donations even pa si the drive time of August through November. Total contributions presently are TODAY'S CROSSWORD PUZZLE Local Briefs Toys for Tots collection has begun I he New Braunfels Jaycees Toys for Tots has begun Collection boxes for new and used toys are ai VSorld Car Motors on San Antonio Street. Librado’s, Century 21 and Prodigy Daycare IXmations can be mailed to PO Box 310432 For information, call 62V 074 J Santa's Craft Show set at Senior Centor The Comal County Senior Citizens Center will have its seventh annual Santa's Craft Show Saturday For information to participate in the show, call Gladys Hauling at 606-4 54 7 Craft bazaar takes place at FUMC First United Methodist Church will be the site for a craft bazaar and gift wrapping service from V a in to 4 p m on Saturday in W esley Hall For information or to reserve a table, call Carolyn at 625-2465 or Allison at 620-4418. ACROSS 1 Reach across 5 Prince ot India 9 Subdue 14 Cartoonist Peter 15 Runner 2 atopen 16 Excessive 17 Scream and shout 18 British subway 19 Straighten 20 One-celled animals 22 Wished tor enviously 24 Snoops 26 Octopus habitat 27 Come by 30 Froggiest 35 Urges 36 Type ot chop 37 Luau dance 38 Stool pigeon 39 Patella 42 Greet formally 43 Affirm 45 Opera song 46 Hamburger extra 48 Rustic 50 Tired 51 Musical note 52 Some parties 54 Eternal 58 Sharpest 62 Snafu 63 Mil truant 65 Pollster Roper 66 Liconce-like flavoring 67 By oneself 68 Down in the dumps 69 Loathed 70 Ship S Steering mechanism 71 Attendance DOWN 1 Poet Teasdale 2 Baby buggy Bnf 3 — Domini 4 Journalist s need 5 Keep 6 Entertain 7 Crane s arm 8 Actor Guinness 9 T rem We 10 Turn loose 11 Work on text 12 Racing sled 13 Borrow s opposite 21 Invigorating 23 Japanese city 25 Blacksmith s 11 20-97 C <997 Orated F«*ur« Syraftcate alima ?ssel ft 27 TV’s Winfrey 28 Cheer at the Met I 5 4 14 17 $6 29 — pole 31 Killer whale 32 Jazz pianist Blake 33 Sat vet 34 Like a lion s coat 36 Llama country 40 Backs of necks 41 Type of bear 44 Solitary one 47 Money tor a rainy day 49 Oozed 50 Ski race 53 Bikini, e g 54 Nursemaid 55 Actress LoUobngtda 56 Leave 57 Cummerbund 59 Ms Fitzgerald 60 Grass fungus 61 Heavy book 64 Misfortune SS 34 43 44 can buy in the way of presents for $30,” he said. “That’s where the bonding takes place between the Lions and the kids, when we go shopping.” When the kids have shopped till they dropped, the Lions take them to New Braunfels Independent School District Education Center for a present wrapping session and lunch, and then send the kids home to spread Christmas cheer to their families. “For our own members, it’s one of the favorite things we do,” Marsh said ULTRA DENSE LUXURIOUS SHAW CARPET WAS ‘22- SALE S696 SO, YD. NO TRIP CHARGES WITH THIS AD '■7100 Blanco (B I ())(>S I GjVJfj (Sot OSSO ()B4() $265,349, but the United Way board members said they were confident citizens of the cot *v v 'Id help reach the goal. Nearly 99 percent of all money raised stays in Comal County. The “Power of U” will help thousands of citizens that need help through the 30 agencies. Make donations to the United Way of Comal County. 321 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, Texas ?8l56. For information, call 620-7760. r-TEXRS-r. LOTTERY DO YOU HAVE A SINUS INFECTION? Do you suffer with Facial Pain? Nasal Congestion? Colored Drainage? If so, we need volunteers for a 3 week research study involving an investigational medication. PREE: CT Scan of your sinuses Physician monitoring Laboratory tests and EKG Study medications QUALIFIED PATIENTS WILL BE COMPENSATED UP TO $100 CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH Frank C. Hampel. 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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 4, 1997

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