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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HNULDZBITUNG Thursday October Gruene gear K JESSIE Ray Cox with Gruene Outfitters dons waders and cap to show off some of the fly fishing gear that will be available for auction at the fourth annual Fly Fishing and Kayak Day for the Guadalupe Friday through Sunday Friday nights action will include a beer and wine tasting at the Grapevine which will include an auction prizes and giveaways Admission to the Friday event is with proceeds benefiting Friends for Rivers and Trout Unlimited The admission also includes a ground pass for Saturday Advance tickets are recommend ed call 6254440 On Saturday grounds passes are each Fly fishing and other class es are offered for for one class and for each subsequent class Commissioners mull air qualify initiatives 1A BY RON MALOMY Staff Writer Conial County Commissioners will consider Thursday supporting a list of air quality initiatives for the San Antonio area Commissioners meet at in the commis sioners courtroom third floor of the Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave Commissioner Jay Millikin serves on the Air Improvement Resources Committee of the Alamo Area Council of Governments He said he would ask commissioners to approve initiatives designed to help Americas 10th largest metropolitan area improve air quality before the federal government steps in to do it If were serious about this there are definitely things we can Millikin said The package of initiatives includes inspections of vehicle emissions control systems keeping vehicle fleets tuned to manufacturers specifications encour aging carpooling and bringing lunches to work Were asking governmental entities to step up to the plate in various volunteer strategies to reduce ozone in our Millikin said Were suggest ing governments pursue these measures in hopes to stave off an eventual declaration of nonattainment by the Environmental Protection 1A T Tik UP WHAT County to consid er supporting air quality initiatives WHEN today WHERE Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave San Antonio is the largest metropolitan region in the country and the last major metropolitan area to not be declared in nonattainment of air quality standards When nonattainment is declared the EPA impos es a number of sanctions intended to force compli ance Included could be elimination of federal high way funds reduced speed limits and implementation of more expensive cleanerburning fuels Were going to need the publics understanding and support behind these initiatives in order to stave off the probably inevitable statement of non attain ment and all the negatives attached to that declara Millikin said This year AACOG declared 14 air quality health alert days and on two of those days the San Antonio area exceeded the guidelines had been searching for the body as recently as this past weekend You never stop the detective said1 Tuesday Shephards body was found 75 yards north of a buoy left in the water by the San Marcos Area Recovery Team That buoy marked the location Shephard was believed to have disappeared MART commander Daniel Misiaszek said the search for Shephard was the longest in the teams history NBC 1A Ward said divers were looking in the right area but with the water conditions and the poor light a diver could pass by very near a body at the bottom of the lake and never see it They were searching in the right place but a diver told me you could be three feet from someone on the bottom and not see Ward said Ward said Shephards family had been notified of developments Wednesday The body is enroute to the detective said are not the only ones excited about homecoming All 425 stu dents at NBCA first through 12th including the play ers cheerleaders spirit squad and band members are planning to attend Fridays pep rally at 2 in the NBCA gym j Everybody will be said Christy Michaels head of the NBCA spiritclub Phil Harris who I believe was a football play er will be a guest and give the team a motivational speech Its going to be an allschool pep rally and its the first all school pep rally weve ever had here Our first pep rally for the first game of the season was with just the high school students This one will be with the entire school first grade and up Everyone is really NBCA also will host a NBCA homecoming dance on Saturday and a powder puff football game on Oct 23 The spirit girls will take to the gridiron while the boys cheer from the sidelines We had a powder puff football game that was rained out on Monday so that had to be Michaels said We dont have our own field and we had to wait for one to be made Win or lose the consensus among the players coaches fac ulty and students is to have fun this season Theres so much enthusiasm this year even at some of our ear lier games where our losses were kind of large we would go and have pizzas or hamburgers after the game and you would think that we had Michaels said Theres so much enthusiasm and everybody is just so excited about it you would think that we had won every game For several years weve wanted to get a pro gram like this started The excite ment goes all the way down to the elementary school because even the smaller kids are ordering mums It should be interesting on Friday when theyre all walking around wearing Michaels also is in charge of one of footballs oldest traditions at NBCA mums Were selling homecoming Michaels said There are three difference sizes people can buy Theres a and size We had a bunch of moms up here Wednesday making those We really didnt have to go out side our school for any advice on homecoming but we have a lot of really good resources here at our school Several of our parents went to colleges and were on yell squads or played football We just asked around Jamie Rut ledges fatherinlaw is Rutledge head football coach at Converse Judson High School and shes a fifth grade teacher here Shes had a lot of input There were a lot of football fami lies who were able to help us put things With two winless firstyear programs going headtohead Davies said he had higher expec tations for his team this week Were always upset when we Davies said I expected when we first started this that wed have a pretty tough go this year However I still get upset every week when we lose partic ularly when we lose so badly I probably would be more upset this week than any other week if we Faith Academy despite having not won a game this season strikes fear into some opposing coaches in the form of running back Jess Steele who leads the Flames in rushing yards receiv ing yards touchdowns and tack les this season Jess is a Faith Academy head coach Aaron West said Hes one of those guys who has a lot of natural athletic ability He doesnt even realize how much sometimes Hes not only a good running back but a good linebacker as Thats just part of the nature of the West said Everybody just wants to do their best If you do your best you should feel like a winner no mat ter what the score says The game being homecoming is not really a big deal for us its just another game with more halftime Two weeks ago NBCA had its best outing of the season in a 52 32 loss to San Antonio New Life Seniors Jeff Lutz and Jonathan Price each scored two touch downs It was the only time this season the mercy rule was not put into effect Were going to have to play better defense than weve played all year Davies said Weve been working hard on defense all week I didnt expect too much from oar kids in the beginning but the last two weeks would get away from us and often times go on to score We feel our offense is ahead of our defense at thispoint We scored 32 points in one game and that built our teams confidence a little This year 63 businesses signed up to open their doors and their minds to offer the students a taste of life after school Cindy Sober who teaches a class called Success Strategies to seventh and eighth graders at NBMS said the experience helps her students see how the subjects they learn in school apply to real life Its probably the best example Ive seen of the community and schools working toward the same Sober said You can tell them until youre blue in the face but until they step into the real well it really finally helps them realize the uses of what they are learn ing Besides teaching students how to walk the walk the biannual event gives business professionals a chance to meet potential employees The goal is to provide a young adult an opportunity to see what its like in the real business said Jim Scheele direc tor of economic development at the chamber Basically it gives the businesses an opportunity to tell the young adults Hey this is whats expected in this Students involved in the fall Shadow Day event did things like hang out in a hospital radiology department watch a veterinarian perform surgery and ride in a con vertible Its so important to have busi ness and education working together especially with the low Scheele said How many people do you know have an opportunity to meet with a county judge attorney editor or reporter and actually see what its like to be in their business Albrecht and her colleague Ricky Gomez took Xrays of their hands and learned how to use a stethoscope at Hill Country Medical Associates We saw a baby get four Albrecht said Two in each Gomez added with a sympathetic gri mace TODAY ONLY We were in position time after time to make a tackle and they Sufrd to ipprovtl Ota dow not apply to pwioui purchases Any dwgM wi from otto of Mto IriMWl ctorgw will to IMMMIJ from dm of H a maximum but Furnishing Homes for Over 62 Years 971 West San Antonio 6257324 MondayFriday 104 Saturday Ktt Sunday 15 Thank you for voting Lacks THE BfST place to Buy Furniture in New Braunfelsl
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