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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEWiWyilsNFi NEWJliMjbKFELS HERALDZEiiONG Vol 149 No 54 18 pgs in 2 sections February 2 2000 WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents McCain defeats Bush in New Hampshire primary MANCHESTER Sen John McCain scored a convincing win over George W Bush in New Hamp shires leadoff primary Tuesday puncturing Bushs selfstyled aura as the Republicans inevitable nominee Bill Bradley the Demo cratic underdog battled Vice President Al Gore in a highstakes race of their own It was a typical New Hampshire primary with voters delivering a lecture to front runners in both parties Gore and Bradley were in a close race according to voter interviews that showed McCain winning easily in his showdown with Bush We beat him amongst everyone men and women Republican and independent young and McCain said in an inter view with The Associated Press He cred ited his agenda of political and cam paign finance reform for his victory and voters had provided the momentum he needed heading into South Carolina and states that vote later When I pointed out that I would be the one to be able to tell Al Gore that Im going to make what he did illegal I think that was one of the turning points in the he said McCain invested most of his time and money in the nations leadoff primary gam bling that New Hampshires independent minded voters would be drawn to his reform agenda Though his campaign is more national in scope Bush also invested millions of dollars in hopes of winning New Hampshire and stopping McCains insurgent candidacy New Hampshire has long been known as a bump in the road for frontrunners and this year will be no Bush told The AP He congratulated McCain and pledged to campaign hard against the Arizonan in followup primaries starting with South Carolina on Feb 19 The road to the Republican nomina tion is a long road Mine will go through all 50 states and I intend for it to end at 600 Pennsylvania Bush said McCains victory was projected from interviews conducted by Voter News Ser vice as voters left their polling places VNS a consortium of The AP and major televi sion networks and cable news outlets showed conservatives Steve Forbes Alan Keyes and Gary Bauer in the back of the back and fighting to remain viable The interviews showed McCain winning in every age income and education group He won among men and women Protes tants and Catholics young and old rich and poor Most tellingly he was well ahead among independents in a state that allows its nonpartisan voters to cast ballots in either primary And he defeated Bush among Republican voters a constituency that Bush had expect ed to dominate McCains advantage over Bush among GOP voters bodes well for their next confrontation in South Carolina a state that tends to back establishment candidates like Bush The tangible primary yield was 22 dele gates to the Democratic convention and 17 delegates to the GOP convention a tiny fraction of the totals needed to win the nominations The true rewards of New Hampshire are momentum or simply vali dation of a candidates campaign New Hampshires primary is the spring board to a fiveweek stretch of campaign ing that could determine the presidential nominees Fourteen states have contests on March 7 and halfadozen more on March 14 Voting began just after midnight in the See For the health of it BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer From alternative medicine to an apple a daymore than 500 area residents were given health information and advice Tuesday at the second annual KGNB Health and Wellness Expo The expo which ran from 8 to 5 at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave featured about 50 booths representing local businesses and health services and organizations This event is designed to give peo ple a variety of information so they will have alternatives as far as their health is KGNB General Manager Fred Stockwell said A highlight of the event was a live taping of Heres To Your a popular radio show originating in Tam pa and broadcast on KGNB AM 1420 Monday through Friday and Sun day Regular hosts of the show Dr Don ald Currow and Deborah Ray along with guest panelist and alternative med icine physician Lawrence M Cohen answered a variety of healthrelated questions from audience members Stockwell said The show was broadcast to over 115 stations across the United States he said Alternative medicine is a very exten sive field and there is a lot of interest in Stockwell said Heres To Your Health is part of programming which provides more than 50 different health related shows on the Internet he said New Braunfels resident Arno Voigt said he attended the expo specifically to meet the hosts of one of his favorite radio programs We listen to them all of the time on the radio and wanted to see what they looked like in Voigt said Local organizations and businesses attending the expo included represen tatives from McKenna Memorial Hos pital Hospice New Braunfels Comal County Extension Service American Red Cross and American Cancer Soci ety K JESSIE Top Merv Gotten left gives blood to the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center at Tuesdays Health and Wellness Expo at the New Braunfels Civic Center Bottom right Carole Marbach right poses a question to the panel of experts at Tuesdays Expo Dr Lawrence M Cohen far left was the guest for regu lars Deborah A Ray ASCP and Dr Donald Currow from Heres To Your Bottom left Charlie Brown checks out the free raisins offered at the expo Realignment 8A Local athletes sign on the dotted Comal goes all 4A in UIL realignment BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Old rivalries could be renewed for the New Braunfels Unicorns with the shuffling of districts for high school football and basketball At 9 Tuesday morning the University Inter scholastic League announced the realignment of its high schools into classifications and districts around the state The UIL governs extracurricular activities in Texas public schools and realigns football and basketball dis tricts every two years The UIL uses enrollment data to determine which of the five UIL classes a school will compete in for the following two school years New Braunfels High School which competed in District 145A for the past two years moved down to District 274A The Unicorns will now compete against Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools in district play For the 20002001 and 20012002 seasons Smithson Valley New Braunfels and Canyon will compete against Boerne Fredericksburg and Kerrville Tivy in District 274A Two years ago the UIL set the enrollment minimum for 5A schools at up 130 students from the previous realignment This year schools must have a minimum enrollment of to be classified 5A Schools are classified 4A if they have enrollment between 845 and The UIL enrollment figures are the average daily atten dance figure for each school on Oct 28 last year NBHS has been classified 5A for the past four years For the past two years NBHS competed in a 5A district that included predominately Austinbased schools Pre vious to that NBHS competed in a 5A district with most ly San Antonio schools Although some speculated San Marcos and Smithson Valley high schools would move up to Class 5A they both remained in Class 4A In the south central Texas area Hays Consolidated and Schertz Clemens both moved up from Class 4A to 5A San Antonio Jefferson San Antonio McCollum and San Antonio Roosevelt all dropped from 5A to 4A School officials did not learn of realignment results until Tuesday morning See Community input sought on dealing with CISD bomb threats BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Seeking solutions to end a rash of false bomb threats at local schools is the focus of a Thursday night meet ing between parents community members law enforcement officers and school officials The Comal Council of PTAs is sponsoring a Safe Schools meeting from 5 to at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop erative 100FarmtoMarket3159 Representatives from the Comal County Sheriffs Office Comal County Juvenile Probation the Gov ernors Texas School Safety Cen ter Comal Independent School Dis trict Board President Dan Krueger and CISD Superintendent Jerry Major will be present School officials said they hope the meeting will ease parents and students fears about school safety after eight bomb threats all hoax es CISD schools since Jan 13 The most recent incident occurred Monday morning at Smithson Val ley Middle School Students at SVMS 6101 Farmto Market 311 were evacuated around 1 when a written bomb threat was found Law enforcement offi cials searched the school but no explosive devices were found SVMS students were not allowed to bring backpacks to school as of Tuesday morning because of the threat As of Monday morning students at Smithson Valley High School 4110 W Highway 46 have not been allowed to bring backpacks into the school after a string of bomb threats including three Friday morning School was dismissed Friday morning after written bombs threats including one found in a locker and one in a pay phone booth were found on campus Also backpacks at Arlon Seay Intermediate where one written bomb threat was found are banned until further notice Kari Hutchison public informa tion officer for CISD said school officials were sending a clear mes sage to the students disrupting class time Were getting the message out that this lias to she said And we are going to start looking at lock ers if things dont Because of missed class time from the evacuations students at both SVHS and SVMS will be in class on Friday March 17 St Patricks Day and the Comal Coun ty Youth Show Day If students do not report to school that day they will have to make up the day before their grades are released school officials said SVHS students who were evac uated from classes three times since Jan 21 will also have to make up the lost time in longer school days School officials said their days See INSIDE Key Code 76
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