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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Saturday November 25 2000 HERALDZFJTUNf Page 3A Cheney says heart will not stop him Bv JOHN HHLPMN Assoctatod PfMt Writer WASHINGTON AP Told by doctors his heart condition would not impair his abil ity to serve as vice president Dick Cheney left the hospital Friday with a prescription for a blood thinner and advice to take the week end off before returning to a full normal active Cheney said he and George W Bush talked by phone and chatted about his health but spent a lot of time talking about Florida which is what we usually talk about these Asked whether he had given any thought to asking Bush to replace him on the GOP tick et the 59yearold Republican vice presiden tial candidate replied No Not The presidential election still hinges on the Florida ballot counting and legal challenges Appearing relaxed Cheney called his fourth heart attack in more than 20 years a reminder of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and doing all of those things that a CHENEY prudent man would do given the fact that I have a long history of coronary artery Cheney said his doctors told him there are no restrictions on his future activities including poten tially the vice presidency I should be able to return to a full normal active he said Cheney walked out of George Washington University Hospital two days after checking himself in with chest pains Hospital spokes woman Lisa Saisselin said that ordinarily our patients are wheeled to the Rather than emerge in a wheelchair Cheney left the hospital walking beside his wife Lynne his oldest daughter Liz her hus band and a granddaughter From the hospital they went to their home in suburban McLean Va Cheney dismissed campaignrelated stress as a factor that might have led to the mild heart attack He said his role as secretary of defense during the 1991 Gulf War was the ultimate I have not found this situation to be near ly as stressful as that he said adding he could only speculate on whether his heart attack was stressrelated This has really been a trivial event and hes recovered very rapidly And I have no con cerns at Dr Jonathan Reiner a cardiolo gist who treated Cheney told The Associated Press Doctors put Cheney on the blood thinner Plavix for the next 30 days to reduce the like lihood of problems in the area where they inserted a metal device to widen an artery that had narrowed The main side effects of Plavix which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997 to lower heart attack and stroke risk are rash and diarrhea and there are rare cases linking the medication to a dangerous form of anemia However doc tors say the benefits far outweigh the risks which they describe as remote Tis the season Shoppers seek bargains DALLAS AP Cool wet weather didnt dampen the shop ping spirit at one North Texas store At a WalMart in the North Dallas suburb of Piano rain soaked shoppers broke through the front door shortly before open ing to get to the bargains inside Trapped in the vestibule they were forced to wait until 6 to hit the overstocked aisles which included 19inch color TVs for We had a full parking said store manager Mike Huff They were running toward toys and Elsewhere in the Dallas area the stream of shoppers was steady but not frenetic on the day after Thanksgiving the traditional start to the holiday spending season Susan Reid and her father William Teague both of Abilene started shopping at 7 at Valley View Mall in Dallas We were Reid said already looking a bit fatigued after two hours of perusing store shelves for gifts that fit her bud get which she said has shrunk for income Im shopping with lists and just looking for specific she said Teague said he was grateful the mall wasnt packed with people The only place that was crowd ed was the place that sells espres he said Economists warn that retailers may not post large gains this holi day season as Americans battle a faltering stock market rising interest rates and high gasoline prices Kurt Barnard president of Barnards Retail Trend Report predicted holiday sales will be slightly better than last year but not spectacular Several bigname apparel retailers have warned of slowing sales from The Gap to Nordstrom At the Piano WalMart Michelle Gaults shopping cart was loaded with board games wrapping paper and a poinsettia The Piano resident said she was spending about on her 6 yearold son this year She spent twice that much last year Im only getting things he real ly wants this she said Christmas is about spending time with family Thats what is impor Malls and department stores werent the only draws Friday Hundreds of people many dressed in Texas maroon or University of Texas burnt orange in anticipation of the afternoon football rivalry lined Austins downtown Congress Avenue awaiting a parade Many straggled into the streets shops At Terra Toys Kristin Pokky and Kelley Loizos watched their young children weave about the store filled with vibrantlycol ored balls furry stuffed animals and vintage items Were watching the children to see what they like and then well secretly buy said Pokky as she lifted her sweat shirt to reveal a plastic toy she had purchased ear lier Like this frog At Grapevine Mills Mall weary shoppers mostly men could take a break at the Spouse a reception area with a big screen TV putting greens and free snacks 1A Melitta had a great sense of humor At the same time she was very demanding All directors have personalities and theyre all differ ent I miss Melitta mainly because of the memories Some of the things we did will always be a part of Christmas for When Lemmon performs tomor row it will be as if Melitta Frueh is standing at her elbow She cannot play Beautiful Savior Behold the Lamb or The Lord Bless You and Keep You without thinking of Frueh Melittas idea was that this is the message of Christmas that were giving to the community Christ is born Tim Smith agrees Its important to me that we con tinue Melittas vision in getting the message of the Gospel out to the community and that we honor God and give thanks for Melittas min istry in this he said Friday This will be his third Advent Ves pers He was able to participate in 1997 and 1998 Ive played some organ preludes and accompanied Smith said Im excited Its kind of daunt ing following Melitta whos done it for 40 Smith said he never got to know Frueh as well as he would have liked He spent time with her at a meeting last spring at Texas Luther an University They invited a bunch of local organists to lunch Melitta sat next to me We got along famously She had just a wonderful sense of Smith said Just weeks later she was gone Smith said he happened into the directors post by default Pat Flesher one of the people Frueh asked to keep Advent Vespers going was set to direct Her husband Gene had to relo cate to Dublin for six months for his job OBITUARIES She found out she would not be able to direct only a month before Advent Vespers was scheduled For Flesher there was only one answer the show must go on Shed said we have to do this because I promised Melitta we Smith said Im the choirmaster at St Lukes Pat and Genes church She asked if I would consider doing it I said yes I would I did know Melitta and loved Melitta and if there was something I could do to help I he said Ultimately for one reason or another others under consideration for the directorship could not serve So it fell to me and I just thought this is Divine this is a sign This must have my name on If the Advent Vespers does have Smiths name on it his will not be the only one The entire group made up of members of New Braunfels church es will make the city and their HOFFMANN Alice Louise Theis Hoffmann passed away on Thursday Nov 23 2000 in San Antonio Texas at the age of 67 years Visitation will beginat 8 Sunday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and contin ue until Monday The family will be present from 5 to 7 Sunday to greet friends A Rosary will be recited at 7 Sunday in the Zoeller Funeral Home A Mass of Celebration will be at 10 Monday at the Sts Peter Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery Zoeller Funeral Home LOVETT Funeral arrangements are com plete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Ina L McKee Lovett of New Braunfels who passed away Thursday Nov 23 2000 at her residence at the age of 79 years Public visitation will begin at 12 noon Sunday and will continue until service time Funeral services are scheduled for 10 Monday Nov 27 at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Zoeller Funeral Home NEW ELS HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Saturday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Texas 781311328 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HemldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by car rier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months one year Mail outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 am Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 6259144 POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Feds jump start Texas turnpike AUSTIN AP Its been a long time coming but state trans portation officials believe an million federal loan will be the jumpstart they need for a massive highway project aimed at unclog ging Central Texas roadways The loan will help fund the pro posed 122mile Central Texas Turnpike Project the first phase of which is expected to break groupd next month The keystone of the project is Texas 130 a highway first pro posed in the mid1980s that would cover the 90mile span from Georgetown to Seguin The alternative route is expected to relieve Interstate 35 traffic as much as 20 percent in some areas and 5 percent to 10 percent around downtown Austin Even for Texas this is a large said Phillip Russell director of the Texas Turnpike facility division He compared the project to other monumental ones such as Houstons Baytown Bridge But unlike previous highways Texas 130 would not be done in a piecemeal fashion It would be completed by one contractor Russell said The loan granted by the Department of Transportation on Tuesday was the largest award ever made from a pool of funds created by the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Inno vation Act of 1998 1A cent costofliving adjustment Oth ers received raises as a result of a recent salary study with other cities and others received both a raise and a costofliving adjustment for a total 5 percent pay increase Information included with Mon days agenda said the total impact on the budget by the raises is in the general fund and in the airport fund Council also will consider a pro posed payasyouthrow plan for residential garbage collection The citys recycling advisory committee has been working on the proposed plan for several months Under the proposed plan resi dents would still have garbage col lection twice a week for a monthly fee of They also could continue to place the equivalent of up to three 30 gallon cans of garbage at the curb for pickup However any garbage more than that would have to be in a bag or container with a cityissued garbage sticker attached before it would be collected Every existing garbage customer and new customer would be given a set of stickers for free Additional stickers could be pur chased for per set FLU PREVENTION STUDY c second director very proud In 1999 there were 110 mem bers from 29 churches and organi zations I must say I have had the best time working with this Smith said Im just personally gratified at how well theyre Members of the Advent Vespers know that Frueh would be too Melitta would be very Lemmon said Whether youve hod your flu shot or not Central Texas Health Research Cql fu bites you Qualified will be compensated HERALDZEITUNG An advertising opportunity like this only comes around once a year Reach thousands of Christmas shoppers this holiday season Shoppers are looking for gift ideas and great bargains right now This is where they look The HeraldZeitungs Holiday gift guide To be published December 15th Deadline to place an ad December 5th Call the advertising department today to reserve your EVANS Anita Cox Evans passed away on Thursday Nov 23 2000 in New Braunfels at the age of 61 years Visitation will be from 10 Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Services will be at 3 Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow at 2 Tuesday in Kingsville Texas Zoellet Funeral Home CAMPBELL Beth C Campbell passed away on Thursday Nov 23 2000 in New Braunfels Texas at the age of 86 years She is survived by one brother John A Campbell and wife Jess of New Braunfels three nieces Terri Berry Lana Genthe and Joan Campbell and their families Miss Campbell grew up in Lamar taught school for over 30 years in Prescott and lived in New Braunfels for five years Graveside services will be con ducted in the Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon Miss The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the charity of ones choice Holiday J guide hurry space will go quickly 16HB11H buy any DIRECTV Syatam and to DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICE programming HOME Schemers TV 658 N Hwy 123 Saguin TX 8304014712 NFL SUNDAY TICKETjves you the best chance to see your favorite taunt and marquee matchups DIRECTV if the Exclusive MiniDish Provider TOTAL delivers over 100 popular channels including 31 audio music channels tor only a month Trr ft f rtur TW nnnrrmlQ frrnnrm 11 m nf m tntni tn inw irim I
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