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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                KIT AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY January pages in 2 sections HER ALDZ EITUNG 69 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents For safetys sake JESSIE Senior Trooper Eddie Carmon recommends a few adjustments to threeyearold Samantha Neels safety seat while her Jennifer Christie Deanne Swierc and Dana Runyan from left try to buckle 2yearold Chandler Schmitz into a new car Residents put child safety seats under scrutiny BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Samantha sat in a car seat while trooper Eddie Carmon adjusted pulled on straps and worked to make a child safety seat fither as wellas possible From the front seat of her mini grandmother Jennifer Gallaway looked on as a senior trooper with the Department of Public explained how the seat could accommodate Neel as she Carmon was helping Tuesday at the safety seat checkup conducted at the Comal County Fairgrounds by the Texas Agricultural Extension Kathleen Comal County Extension agent for health educa was on along with Rural Passenger Safety Project manager Marlene Albers and 18 students from Texas including Trey Mooney of New Neel was one of about 50 or so children who got fitted to car seats or restraint The Rural Passenger Safety Project has conducted about 30 safe ty seat checkups during the past Is it safe Make sure seat is made to date tHe weightof your The seat is designed to fit in your Common concerns Harness not adjusted tightly Retainer clips not adjusted cor Children who are too young fac ing Never place a child weighing less than 20 pounds or younger than 1yearold in a forward facing safety Never place a child in front of an air Children younger than 12 should always be in the back The center of the back seat is Contact Kathleen Greer at the county extension For call toll free 1877 SNUGFIT 7684348 or log onto City river panel to hash out plan FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels City Coun cil will review Thursday a river management plan a committee spent about three months putting The 6 workshop will take place in Conference Room A of the Municipal 424 Council members sched uled the workshop to review the plan more closely after River Activities Committee members unveiled it The river management plan answers needs for public traffic and litter control and law enforcement and on the Comal and Guadalupe The committee stuck to a threetiered funding system that relies on a wristband fee for using public exits along the two increased fees for shuttle permits and increased parking fees for Prince Solms City staff estimate the plan would cost about the first year and about the next Whats Up WHO New Braunfels City Council and River Activities Committee WHAT River management plan workshop WHERE Municipal Conference Room A WHEN 6 Thursday WHY Review river man agement plan The wristband public exit estimated to bring in about was the biggest fundraiser of the The wristband could be sold at retail stores and would have to be sold by tube rental business who also would be responsible for making sure their customers who to use a public exit had a Tube rental business own ers have said the proposal is unfair because it puts the brunt of funding the river management program on their Btish confident about tax cuts BY JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP President Bush and his trea sury secretary expressed con fidence Tuesday that Con gress will approve the mas sive tax cut at the center of Bushs economic As soon as the presi dent said was his Bushs plans got a boost from a new esti mate that the federal surplus will be much larger than pre viously leaving more room for a big tax Hoping to build momen Bush and Treasury Sec retary Paul ONeill held a strategy session at the White House with Republican con gressional leaders and received encouragement about their efforts to pass a trillion 10year tax Senate Majority Leader Trent said after the We fully expect to have significant tax relief for Americans before the Fourth of July Declaring that he wanted to see the package approved Filing time again It is almost tax but there are ways to make this time of year headache On page find out about tax tips that will help you out when it comes to fil ing TaxAide offers cure for taxing bugs BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Special to the Herald Zeitung Cold increased pulse rates and headaches once again are the symp toms of the The cul prit is not the flu or cedar fever but rather a sickness of the governmentmandat ed It is tax and for help is From Thursday until April in coop eration with the Internal Need more income tax Revenue will offer free help preparing tax returns for middle and low income taxpayers through AARP TaxAide For more than 15 years in New this service has been directed to all tax although it gives special attention to senior Kathleen local coordinator for the pro said this service was targeted to those who had never used a tax had trouble understanding the instructions or other wise were frightened of the The program also will offer free efiling to those whose returns For those who would like assistance with their tax TaxAide will be available at Comal County Senior Center from 1 to 5 Tuesdays and from Thursdays New Braunfels Public Library from noon to 4 Wednesdays and from to Saturdays and Canyon Lake Action Center from 1 to 4 Wednesdays and from 9 to 12 on Efiling is avail able at New Braunfels and Canyon Lake on Wednesdays and Jaroszewskis advice for dealing with Uncle Sam induced sickness Come see and definitely dont wait until the last NBHS prepares to roast Fitsko BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Stafi Writer The smell coming from New Braunfels High School cafeteria Thursday will not be from the meatloaf spe About 350 of Principal Mike Fitskos friends will watch as some of those who know him best hold him to the fire about 7 in the NBHS The roast benefits Project Graduation an annu al alcoholand drugfree event celebrated gradua tion When NBHS Project Graduation 2001 sponsors sat down to figure out a fundraising it did not take long to come up with It seemed fairly Project GrftduatjQn 2001 cochair woman tlarriet Sollberger Fitsko was the obvious pick because of his history with the graduating class of 2001 not his history as one of the districts most vivacious In the faU of Fitsko took on his first job in a middle school and was the principal of the thensixth grade students who will graduate from this See INSIDE Key Code 76 Trail riders JESSIE Sterling House resident Robert Anderson greets Cindy and Kenneth trail riders who are traveling on Loop 337 today to the San Antonio Livestock Show and   

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