New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 17, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 17, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY March 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 108 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents SVHS rolls up sleeves After meningitis health officials vaccinating teachers Meningitis CHRIS Lori Niles hangs a sign Friday in the Smithson Valley High School cafeteria letting teachers and stu dents know where to get their meningitis vaccination which are being offered from 9 to BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY County and public health offi cials will begin vaccinations against meningitis today for faculty and students at Smithson Valley High The vaccinations were recom mended Friday by the Texas Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control offi The recommendation came in the wake of laboratory testing results that confirmed that two SVHS students were stricken one week ago with a strain of the bacteria that can cause spinal The vaccinations are for SVHS faculty and students Theyre not necessary for sib lings or parents of SVHS stu dents and not recommended for the community at said Comal County Public Health Authority Dorothy Chip TDK region al director in San said the both boys age got early antibiotic treatment and are If not treated in the dis ease can be Lab results Friday confirmed that both were stricken with the same subtype of the meningo coecal meningitis There are several subtypes of menirigococcal and inoc ulations dont exist for every some vaccines dont work for every Officials have been awaiting test results to plan Lori Niles and Smithson Valley High School Principal Brad Williams hang signs in the schools cafe teria Friday for the menin gitis vaccina tion process that will take place from 9 to today for teachers and CHRIS Zeitung their next Those results on Friday showed that both members of the SVHS varsity soccer were infected with the same sub type of the That result suggested to offi cials that an immunization pro gram is a good See WHAT IS MENINGITIS What Neisseria Meningitis is the bacteria that causes spinal It is very con and is carried in the mouth and It can be spread by Risk Spinal meningitis can be fatal if not treated promptly with In it can cause nerve or brain dam age including loss of speech or intelligence or Symptoms Severe body Anyone who might have had contact with an infect ed person should contact a physician PREVENTION thorough hand Do not share drinks or Do not kiss someone who is or might be Avoid overcrowded condi VACCINATIONS What Meningitis Vaccine Where Smithson Valley High School Gym Who SVHS staff and students When Monday and Tuesday Todays schedule Faculty and staff 9 Freshmen Sophomores 11 to Juniors 1 Seniors Students must have student ID and be accompanied by a who can sign a permission Fee is but nobody will be turned away for inability to Mondays and Tuesdays vaccinations will take place dur ing regular school A more specific schedule had not been set For recorded call Comal County Office of Public or 9044636 In Garden call toll free then punch in 904 Stocks end week on sour note Market watch March Dow Jonas Industrials Standard Poors BOO Nasdaq Russoll 2000 NYSE diary Advances 997 New highs Declines 81 New lows Unchanged 221 109 Composite volume Nasdaq diary Advances Declines Unchanged Volume New 25 259P New lows 389 AP Bidding wars end homemaking fair JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer The bidding was fast and furious as items made by Comal County youth were auctioned off to the lie at the Comal County Fairgrounds The Youth Homemaking and Arts held in conjunction with the Comal County Junior Livestock came to climax as local busi This years grand and reserve champion politicians and other mem bers of the public waged a war of numbers to make sure the childrens hard worked paid Gomal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip and Carter former county worked as auctioneers for the Canyon High School sophomore Danny Fergusons handmade cut ting which was made of three types of auctioned for to the Cibolo Valley 1 believe those people finally found their Casteel Ryan also a Canyon High School created a buzz of activity with his deer antler A bidding war broke out on the buy See BYSETH SUTEL AP Business Writer NEW YORK AP Blue chip stocks capped their worstever weekly point drop and biggest percent age loss in more than 11 years pum meled by pes simism that the economy and corporate prof its will be able to turn around at all this Not even hopes for a big interest rate cut by the Fed eral Reserve on Tuesday could ease the The Dow Jones industrial average tum bled or to The Nasdaq composite index fell or to and the Stan dard Poors 500 fell or 2 to The stock markets statistics for the which included a 436point slide in the Dow on Monday and another 317point drop attest to the gloom that per vades Wall Street The Dow lost eclipsing the the blue chips lost during the week ended April The Dews percent slide for the week was its biggest since it lost percent the week ended but it was only 44th on the indexs list of worst weekly percentage The blue chips have now fallen per cent since peaking at on The Nasdaq fell or nearly percent for the leaving the index percent below its peak of on March The Nasdaq is also at its lowest close since The 500 feU or percent for the It has lost a quarter of its val ue from its high of a year The declines brought the Dow below for the first time hi 27 months and pulled the Nasdaq under for the first time since The selling sliced billion from the total value of according to Wilshire Associates of Santa Former county judge Carter Casteel holds the microphone for Ryan Friday while he explains how he made his Grand Champion which sold at auction for JUSTIN BRASWELUHerald Zeitung INSIDE Key Code 76 See spring in full bloom in Sundays Attorneys call for indigent defense reform BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The way Texas funds or doesnt the legal defense of accused indigent offenders is two lobbyists told attorneys who practice law in Comal and Hays counties on John director of the Capital Trial Project and Dominic Gonzales of Texas Appleseed promoted legisla tion befojp members of the Comal County Bar Associa The proposed both would begin to reform public defense in this Thursdays meeting at Lone Star Cafe comes against the backdrop of a situation in Comal County where some local attorneys have removed themselves from the list of lawyers who will provide ser vices for indigent clients because it just doesnt pay enough Local attorneys say that in some what theyre paid for indigent defense doesnt even cover their office over In providing the service costs them In counties must pro vide the mandated legal ser Comal County spends about each year defending criminal clients who cannot defend them Some of that money can be recouped through court costs and restitution for legal said County Judge Dan ny Much of it Texas is one of only four states that does not provide state funding for public defense services guaranteed under the The law technically says the states supposed to do What theyve done in Texas is shift the burden onto the See ;

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