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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS M009 f YttNDEI EL mSO TX HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 91 12 pages in 1 section March 30 1999 TUESDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 50 cents Firefighter files assault complaint against city manager BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer A New Braunfels firefighter filed an assault complaint against New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands this past week over an incident related to this past Octo bers flood relief effort Lt Static Zercher an 11year veteran of the New Braunfels Fire Department report ed Friday that Shands assaulted her on Oct 25 while she was performing flood relief duties at First Baptist Church 733 Cross St The alleged incident occurred eight days after the Oct 17 flood Shands city manager since 1994 said the days after the flood were very stressful but he did not assault Zercher We have very different recollections of what Shands said If this is the route she wants to go I have no option but to honor Zercher and her husband Donald a bat talion chief with the fire department were out of town attending a training class and appeared at the church and began yelling not available for comment According to the report Zercher said Shands called her about at the church regarding distribution of some blan kets for the flood relief effort Zercher said a heated discussion followed She said the discussion continued later when Shands and cursing at her Zercher told police she became upset over the situation especially since her yearold daughter was present She claimed Shands continued to curse at her when she See Do they do windows Corporate chiefs don tuxedos to sweep Fantastic Sams BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Employees of Fantastic Sams hair salon at 651 S Walnut in New Braunfels celebrated their status as the countrys hair top selling salon in style Monday While men dressed in tuxedos answered phones swept floors and served them lunch the salons nine stylists and two receptionists cashed in on a prize from the fran chises national office The cash award which will be split among the stores 11 employ ees and day of servitude were part of the salons award for winning the Fantastic Sams international sales The contest involved sales of FS Duets a combination package of Fantastic Sams Hair Care System shampoo and conditioner The New Braunfels salon store sold duets and beat out stylists at more than salons throughout the country The closest figure behind our stores sales was in the 900s so you can see what a hardworking staff they are Were very proud of our staff said Richard Bielecki Fantastic Sams New Braunfels salon owner Jim Davis chief marketing offi cer of Fantastic Sams credited the energy of the salons stylists and staff to its big win They have established a great salon team here and they are com mitted to selling he said They have a lot of energy and that always helps Bielecki and his wife Sara own nine other Fantastic Sams salons in San Antonio He said the small town salons sales proved bigger didnt always mean better Everybody here just worked as a receptionist Beth Storch said We know the product really well and many of our customers already use it and they saw a good Salon manager Kari Sawyer said We wanted to put New Braunfels on the map on the salon celebri ty Hair stylist Ester Mendoza won a ROBIN Jim Davis chief marketing officer left and Raj Shah regional owner of the of Fantastic SamsK report for duty to sweep and clean at the local hair salon Monday trip to New York City as the top selling stylist nationwide The purpose of the trip was so I could attend an international hair show in New she said I got to take my husband and we were both very excited when we found out I had In addition to the money and the vacations local employees also got the satisfaction of watching the head honchos do all the grunt work Davis along with Raj Shah regional owner for the Texas region spent their Monday afternoon clean ing bathrooms handling clients and sweeping floors in black tuxedos We let the employees pick what they hated to do the most like washing windows cleaning the bathrooms or shoveling snow and we told them we would do it if they Davis said The attire was the employees idea he said Weve run this contest every hol iday season for the past three years Jim Davis scours a sink at Fantastic Sams ROBIN and last year we had to wear over he said Last years winner was a hair salon in Detroit and a smalltown salon in South Carolina won the first year Davis said it wasnt surprising that a salon in a small town won the contest The winners of many of our con tests are salons in small cities I think it has a lot to do with the ener gy among the he said Sara Bielecki said four employees also won a cruise to the Bahamas through a sales contest sponsored by the owners at all San Antonio area salons State taps Rahe as model school BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer BULVERDE Innova tive programs at Rahe Pri mary School are raising some eyebrows at the Texas Education Agencys Region 13 offices The regional office which covers 59 school dis tricts in 16 counties chose the primary school campus as a model school for early childhood education As part of the campuss distinction several teach ers and administrators from Region 13 have visited the campus to learn about its educational programs Principal Barbara Doep penschmidt said visitors were getting a firsthand look at the multiage pro gram the integrated early childhood and prekinder garten class and its Func tion Junction program Region 13 representa tives came to look at our integrated Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities and then saw the other things were doing Doeppenschmidt said Im very proud of our staff for this recogni Inside the schools prekindergarten classroom special educa You can click on us The New Braunfels Her aldZeitungs web site is up and running Readers can access the HeraldZeitungs web site at to get news sports classifieds editori als and more For information about the web site call 6259144 or email to HEATHER Secondgrade student Courtney Johnson focus a ring of 4 Bxercifiie atRahs Primary Schools Function Junction program tion students work together with classmates to decorate Easter eggs Pat Etter a prekinder garten teacher said PPCD or Stars program has proven to be beneficial to both children with special needs and those without We just did a survey with regular education par ents and one of the things weve found out is that the parents are so excited because their children have shown more openness to See INSIDE Key Code 76 Canyon Smithson Valley dance teams find success at national competitions Aristocats get title The Canyon High School Aristocats end ed their competitive season this year on top of the world The Aristocats won the national title in the novelty division for their tap routine this past weekend at the National Dance Team Championship at Sea World in San Antonio The 22member team competed against more than 150 teams from throughout the country and ranked third in both the jazz and lyrical categories AlUsonDemascoZipp is director of The Canyon Hioh School Aristocats received the natjonaj Photo submitted the Aristocats title in novelty division at a national competition Spurs kick up heels The Smithson Valley High School Silver Spurs are celebrating the end of another successful competitive season The 28member dance team placed third in the novelty division at the National Cheerleading Assocation Danz national championships on March at Sea World in San Diego Calif The team ranked seventh in team formancee Team members competed against 20 to 25 teams in their division Sherry CaparelliBettersworth is the Spurs dance instructor The Smtthson Valley High School Silver Spurs perfonrftt Bobcat Stadium In December u
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