Thursday, April 5, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY April 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 124 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Studies New Braunfels Middle School not sick building BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer faculty and staff at New Braunfels Middle School can be sure every breath they take is a healthy Results from air quality studies performed by an independent test ing firm confirmed the school did not suffer from sick building syn According to the conducted by Professional Service Industries of San mold pollen counts and other items were not present in high enough levels to create such a t There are no mold or mildew said Daryl district ventilation and air condition ing But were looking to improve the quality of The firm tested for relative carbon microbiological agents and carbon The study found the school had ventilation not contamina tion The school also had the Texas Department of Health perform an air quality study to measure indoor carbon dioxide The study also found the school had a venti lation The TDK study found carbon dioxide levels in Buildings 300 and 400 exceeded recommended TDK The TDH recommends buildings maintain a level of 800 parts per The three buildings had levels two to three times Such levels indicate an inade quate amount of fresh air is enter ing the In the well open more See Voter signup deadline is today FROM STAFF REPORTS Today is the final day vot ers can register to participate in the upcoming May elec A number of local elections for school board and city council seats will be held on May those who want to take part in the elec tion and are not yet regis tered must get their voter registration cards in the mail Registration cards are available at the Comal Coun ty Tax AssessorCollectors 15Q Seguin in New said Tax Assessor Collector Sherman He said the registration cards could be filled out and turned into his office today or if they are they must be postmarked by today for a person to be eligible to vote in the May Early voting begins on April 18 and ends on May Two New Braunfels city council seats are up for grabs in the May 5 Incum bent Juan Luis who represents District was not eligible for reelec tion because of term Sonia Munoz has filed to run for his Since no one has filed against the election in that district might be can city officials The District Two race is contested between candidates Walter Sears and incumbent Larry Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibelman is running for his third term and two council Bobby Roberts and See Tax time anxiety CHRIS Mary AARP TaxAide tells Virginia Burgin good news about her income tax return Wednesday at the New Braunfels Public TaxAide volunteers are available to help middleto lowincome taxpayers through April 15 at several loca tions from 1 to 5 Tuesday and to Thursday at the Comal County Senior Center from noon to 4 Wednesday and to Saturday at the New Braunfels Public Library and from 1 to 4 Wednesday and 9 to noon Saturday at the Canyon Lake Action Participants should bring a copy of this past years tax return and supporting Families of spy plane crew wait KATY AP Yellow rib bons fluttered for another day in the northwest Harris County neighborhood where the parents of Rodney Young Young was a Navy crypto logic technician aboard a spy plane that collided with a Chinese fighter Saturday over the South China The crippled craft safely made an emergency landing at a Chinese air base and the crew has been in that nations hands The pilot of the Chinese fighter was pre sumed Youngs parents have declined to publicly discuss their At Langham Creek High from which Young graduated in the sign GOOD LUCK ROD He was a good a good kid while he was assistant principal Jimmy Williams adding that and his crewmates are victims of something much larger than they are as the United States and Chi na postured over their cus Also among the 24 crew members waiting to return home to the Whidbey offers no apology to China WASHINGTON AP The Bush administra tion offered Beijing a chorus of regrets but no apology for the collision between a spy plane and a Chinese jet still detaining 24 American crew mem said it was a step in the right direction amid signs that both sides wanted a facesav See Fleet Air Recon naissance Squadron One is Richard Payne of in the northern Pan Im just thankful they landed on land I dont care whose land it said the airmans Brenda It could have been over the so were just glad it was on officials reported Tues day that the crew was in good See Trial continues with Foley testimony Senior citizens invited to dance the night away BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Its never too late for prom Senior citizens in Comal County are encouraged to kick up their heels at the 16th annual Senior Citizens Prom from 6 to 8 today in Canyon High Schools Its an open said Donna Canyon High School teacher and student council All Comal County senior citizens are invited to the special Admission is Refreshments will be on hand as seniors get an opportunity to visit with the students and each The New Braunfels High School polka band will provide live enter This years prom theme is Mardi Gras Student from Comal and New Braunfels school districts will host the Williams said she expected about 200 senior citizens would attend this years The students will act as dance partners and photographers for the They will provide free Polaroid pictures to seniors as See BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Franklin Foley took the stand testi fying that at first he was irritated by rumors that he attributes to Bill a McKenna Memor ial Hospital is suing a local stockbro for malicious prosecution and The civil law suit is based on statements Mayo allegedly made regard ing Mayos allegations that Foley had an affair with Mayos Foley and Mayos exwife have denied the Foleys malicious prosecu tion allegations are connected to a January 1998 incident in which Mayo filed police reports saying Foley had threatened him in an alter After his arrest on charges of terroristic Foley said the charges went beyond what was It just went beyond the Foley The crimi See Students working to help hospitalized children CHRIS Corey of Comal Healthcare and Paula New Braunfels Utilities general display a check from the Lower Colorado River Authority for a playscape at McKenna yiemprial pictured are students from Canyon and New Braunfels high schools and representatives of the LCRAand MCMICHAEL Staff Writer up to has been an accepted part of a childs hospital stay that could only be remedied by a constantly churning brain storm on the part of a young patients siblings and After spending a lot of time in the local community hos Renno Adams decided to change Adams attended a Student Leadership Forum cohosted by the Lower Colorado River Authority and the John Shepperd Leadership Insti tute in November along with six other New Braunfels High School students Whit ney Ronnie Ben Ron nie Rayanna Benitez and Andrew Several employees from New Braun fels Utilities served as facili tators at the After the the stu dents came up with the idea of raising funds to build a playscape at McKenna Memorial Hospital for young patients and their When the students con tacted McKenna officials to discuss the possibility of building a they discovered that a wish list recently drawn up already included a childrens play With McKenna and Comal Healthcare Foundations go the students at New See INSIDE Key Code 76