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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas THMÌIMK JULY 12901 Zeitung syowTs rmmÊÊÊmh to Red NB Blu* for titlo. NEWS StmtoMt shots Sm a ^mpltt« listing of •hots and immunlntlons iMuirid for CISD studants. l^tA DEARABBY Saiying N Comal County since 1862. ^i. ii^Naioi............................................................................................................. 14 pages, 2 sections CLICK I 80« I ; COMICS 2S cmmiomm FORUM 4A High Low I OSITUAM» M LCOm • 10071 Details .... IB Local health officials back FDA plan ByAaMaMsBasliatii Th# Hsrsld-ZshunQ Whc!thw fttmi • heidache or cnunp, pain tuiferen sefMiaily fsek icUef ^ mecUdne iiiGh »lytaioL While it hs8 bsoouM s cxMnnKMi and po|xilar cure for ptin, lyieiiol or aoita-minopheahMbeenUnkedto liver damage. According to tlie Food and Drug Admrtsinrtioa 200peopjeayear die item liver fisflureieiaied to aoetaminopiien. After a two-day conference, an FDA Drug Safety Advtoory Committee comprised of medicai experts leconunended on IXiesday to knver the maximum dafly and single dosage amounts for nonprescription acetamirK^rfien. Biqwts recommended a maximum sincte dote of650miOiorams and to lower me maximum daily obse of four grams or tiglit pills of Extra Strength lyfenol. The current sing^ dose of Extra Streiigdi lyianolia two or 1.000 milligrams. While the FDA did not recommend a ban on over-the-counter products that oontatai acetaminophen, such as Ther-aFhi, NyQufl and Allca-Seltzer. it did call for stronger warning labels. Local doctors and pharmacists said See n/k. Page 3A QUICKTIPS "ImmmÊÊmÊÈÊÊmÊiimmê^ SPORTS TVGSIOS Tylenol is one of the over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen, a drug that has the potential to cause liver damage. LAURA MeKmHE/ Herald-Zeitung Geaning house to save energy Defendant takes the stand in murder trial UUIRA MMCBim/Htfrald-Zaituno Torlbio B«TSlaz dasns ths dust out of an air conditioning unit inside a classroom at Lamar Elementary on WMnssdsy. Stafting Monday, canvpusas in tha New BraunfMs Independent School District will be closing their doors for a weak in an effort to conaarve energy. NBISD schools closing for a week to conserve By Scott Sticker The Herald-Zeitung A New Braunfels man accused of stabbing his live-in girlfriend's brother took the stand Wednesday in the third day of his ongoing murder trial. Edwardo Sanchez, 26, faces from five to 99 years in prison for thealle^ stabbing death of 37-year-old Fer-n a n d o Ortegon. Authorities allege Sanchez drove a knife through Oregon's heart and back, killing him in the early morning hours in March 2008. Closing arguments are expected to be heard about 9 a.m. today. The trial is being heard by 207th District ludge Jack Robison. Officers responding to an aggravated assault call about 1 a.m. on March 23, 2008, found Ortegon lying dead in the street. His blood trailed the 1100 block of Winston Edwardo Sanchez Avenue in the Walnut Mobile Home Community off Interstate 35 frontage road near Walnut Street, police reported. Witnesses at the scene — including Ortegon's sister and Sanchez's girlfriend, OraUa Alvarado—told police that Sanchez stabbed Ortegon in the midst of an argument. Police initially believed Sanchez and Alvarado were married through common law. Alvarado told police Sanchez had taken her identification, a debit card and at least $6 in cash from her house where they were hav-ing drinks earlier that evening. Ortegon and Alvarado trailed Sanchez to Winston Avenue, where Alvarado said they confronted him and demanded the debit card and identification. Alvarado said that's when Sanchez stabbed Ortegon. Sanchez told the jury of nine men and four women Wednesday that he stabbed Ortegon out of self defense. He spoke through a Spanish spe^ng interpreter. See SANCHEZ, Page 3A Thi(,l:lf^d'Zaitung N^ we^ Braunfels Incbpen-dmt School l^^ct %vill continue its effM to go gieen when it closes aB district campuns and oflkes July 6-10 diff-ing the distiicdi flirt Baeiil^SavfogVMc. lb enhance eno^sav^ in tM past year, NBISD bcfan amanaasBient plan to in^iDve its eneigy and mancial performance that eomes tothe form of cost reductions, NBI$D spokesperson lie toguion said. EtaFsbfuaiy2009 we began operating the HVAC systems on a 10-hwdayialherthanan 11-hour day during the week and shutting down on weekends," Ferguson said." During the mmmer, we work 10-hour days so we can cfose on Fridays. This allows us to drasticaUy reduce our energy savings. Without operating AC, lights and water, you can save about $56 an hour on an elementary campus and even more at a ' campus such as a middle school or isdioof H^ Schod is the (Hily campus that might have certain wings or campus portions still utilizing elec tricity and AC because of training camps and testing at the school. District oflSdals said they wouki continue to stir the air throu^out the week to ensure quality air in the buildings. "While market trends forecast that ctonand for energy sources will continue to grow, we hope that our savings will not only be felt in our coffin but alw win set a gocxl exami^ for our students and employees," Ferguson said. "Everyone can make a diftermce in this effort just by turning off light switches. We will continue to evaluate our progiess and took for additional ways to save energy costs." Texas lawmakers begin special legislative session restrictions likely Fpom Half n^KKta 11ieSaniftiiioefo¥«ttaf%il^ newt ipmanoe todiy #dimg iup Iff imitai restric-tkmi,abPoadlng togéga^^ oomaaunlGatfons direc- ^^t^^aaS^^J^^ Mtam Ul wb9 naasiBad TJrV Riva^goara Mrt» a raft rkia dOMm tha Guadalupe River on VMidnaa^. bowraciuMiir lavala oould maan adciWonat vvalar liatriationa Mi tha aM faw days. AUSTIN (AP) — TheTexas Legislature convened a special session Wednesday and immediately took steps to extend the life of several key state agencies. It was another matter — whether to extend tiie state's «»ckP»«^ authority to enter certain public-private road building contracts — that could end up getting shoved off track as lawmakers try to wrap up the special session before the July Fourth holiday weekend. Republican Gov. Rick Perry caUed ti^ Legislature back to Austin to address three issues: preventing the agencies from expiring in 2010, authorizing $2 billion in bonds for road building and the transportation contracts. Lawmakers flailed to approve those items in the regular session that ended June 1. The Senate quickly passed the bill extending the Department of TVansporta-tion, the Department of Insurance and three other smaller agencies until Sept. 1,2011. The House is expected to pass the bill as early as Thursday. Those agencies were supposed to be part of the normal renew and review process under Texas law during the regular session. But they got shoved aside when partisan bickering See SESSION, Page 3A MORli iP IT r<|i YOU^.^ EDUCATION
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