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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZET YMNLI I ROBIN Paul and Brent Hanks with Monroe Construction and Welding work to install a new metal fence along side River Road Wednesday 95 16 pages in 1 section April 1999 Hepatitis A in Comal No news is good news Health officers report no new cases BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal County Health Department reported no new cases of Hepatitis A after the diagnosis of a Paramount Bowl employee this past Health officials issued a Hepatitis A alert on March 23 when a bartender at the Hoops bar was diagnosed with the highly contagious liver Customers who bought drinks at the bar or used the mens restrooms at the bowling 1202 Huisache between March 5 and March 20 might have been Shel county said health officials still did not know how the bartender contracted the People can pick up the virus any which makes it difficult to link the individuals exposure to another per son or she Hepatitis A is spread from person to person by improper hand washing fol lowing a bowel sharing food and using a contaminated bath room or by consuming food or beverage prepared by an individual contagious with the liver Symptoms include poor abdominal dark lightcolored stool and yellowing of the skin or Officials urged those who might have been exposed to the disease to contact the Comal County Health Department immediately at Exposed individuals can be given an injection of immune globulin within 14 days of exposure to protect them from the disease or lessen the McWilliams said health officials did not know how many people the bar tender had been in contact with during the twoweek New Braunfels Sanitarian Joe Lara The period of exposure is long past in terms of people who are using the facility right The incubation period of the virus varied from 15 to 50 but the aver age was 27 to 28 Lara Theres always some anxiety because you never know how it will turn but I am somewhat happy by the simple fact that we dont have any additional cases at this he The spread of the disease was tem pered because the man identified worked exclusively with beverages and not Lara Beverages containing food items such as cherries or olives were particular Richard acting manager of the Paramount said people who had eaten there during the period in question were not at See THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Welcome to tourist season 99 County prepares for its first big weekend of new season BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Spring officially began on March but hun dreds of area residents begin spring with cook family gatherings and a ride down the Local law enforcement officers are preparing for a busy Easter long recognized as the first big bang of the tourist New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas said patrol officers and park police will be monitoring Landa Park to make sure no one entered the park too Sourced out ROBIN Dennis one of the three coowners of the Music said competition from larger chains in San Antonio and slow business after the October 1998 flood made it difficult to keep the store Music Source gives farewell performance 1 for New Brauntels BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Local musicians are playing a farewell song to the only musical instrument retail store in New Music 154 South Business is closing its doors Saturday after supplying musical instruments and supplies to local band students and musicians for more than four Dennis owner of Music said competition from larger chains in San Antonio and slow business after the October 1998 flood made it difficult to keep the store Business has been teetering since we moved to the larger location he Music Source was on Landa Street for three Theres not a lot of profit in musical instrument and when we hit the business became very slow because people were naturally preoccupied with rebuilding and not with buying Peek Larger retail chains in San Antonio and who offered more competitive were hard to compete he The bigger stores have more inventory and more financial backing so they can offer cheaper Peo ple will drive the extra miles to San Antonio to save At this we cant Peek See What used to happen was that people would get here the night before to try to claim tables and fights would break out and other problems would Douglas Police David Wilson said the parks curfew was from midnight to 6 Most of the tables in the park were but a few were on a first firstserved Douglas said the police department was prepar ing for a big summer in the Comal River and the section of the Guadalupe River in the city limits this Some of the crowds in the city might be a response to an expanded law enforcement effort the See Serbs expand their campaigns Yugoslavia AP Widening its air assault on NATO pounded targets Wednesday near a major Kosovo city and vowed there would be no sanctuary for Yugoslav forces trying to rid Kosovo of ethnic Late NATO said three soldiers on a recon naissance mission were missing in Macedonia near the southern Yugoslav border after possibly being abducted by Serb They received small arms fire and said they were NATO said in a A ground and air search was under way at press time on With the air campaign against President Slobodan Milosevics forces entering its second Western officials acknowledged that NATOs missiles and bombs had so far failed to stop Belgrades offensive in the Russia backed its disapproval of the NATO cam paign with a show of force saying it was dispatching a frigate to the Mediterranean and putting other warships on NATO warships firing cruise missiles at Yugoslavia are deployed in the Adriatic off the With hints from Western diplomats that NATO bombs and missiles could soon be raining down on the Yugoslav capital of NATO spokesman Jamie Shea on Wednesday reiterated the alliances insistence that Yugoslav security forces are bent on purging Kosovo of both ethnic Albani ans and their Shea said Yugoslav forces were destroying archives including property marriage licens birth financial This is a kind of Orwellian scenario of attempt ing to deprive a people and a culture of the sense of past and the sense of community on which it he The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal said Wednesday it had indicted Serb paramilitary leader Zeljko Raz natovic for Bosnian warera atrocities an announcement seen as a warning signal to Milose vic about what legal action awaits him and other Yugoslavs for their actions in a southern Serbian has been wracked by war since Milosevic launched a cam paign against separatist ethnic Albanian rebels in February Serbia is Yugoslavias dominant MILOSEVIC Its no starspangled but Comal seeks contract cowboys BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer If the idea of being a modernday cowboy appeals to Comal County Sheriffs Office might have a deal on the Comal County is seeking people to remove livestock that occasionally run wild on coun ty roads and The county gets between four and 15 calls per month report ing loose livestock in the Chief deputy Richard Bennie said getting loose stock off rural roads often was a public safety A deputy sheriff in Guadalupe county remained in critical condition in a San Anto nio hospital Wednesday after his patrol car stuck a stray horse while responding to a call for A patrol car driven Tony Slaughter of the Guadalupe County Sheriff fc Office appar ently struck the horse near Marion just after midnight this past His car then left the roadway and landed in Santa Clara Creek at Holman Road and FarmtoMarket Road Ed Whitson of the sheriffs office said the accident easily could have happened to a family traveling twolane highways in the Anyone who has the equipment and facilities to capture and transport livestock was welcome to he Its time consuming and its not really a money making but it is for someone who wants to help the Whitson The people currently on contract with the county haul and pen only horses and Whitson said He said the county need ed people who could work with emus and We would like to have someone who could take care of every type of Whitson Cowboys responding to calls also would be paid on a per head per day basis for keeping the animals until the owner could be found or the animals were taken to Whitson said he did not want anyone to believe that being a contract cowboy would be Trying to get an emu in a cage or trying to load an old range bull can be an Whitson Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Har borth said many Central Texas counties had a difficult time keeping cowboys on If you are interested in becoming a contract cowboy for the contact Whitson at 6203420 at the sheriffs office during regu lar business INSIDE Abby 7 Classifieds Comics 8 Crossword Forum 6 Local Movies 7 Obituaries 3 Sports Today Television Key Code
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