Saturday, April 7, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY April 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 126 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Commission could resolve China dispute WASHINGTON AP President Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin were reviewing drafts of a let ter Friday that would have a joint commission resolve a dispute over a spy plane and its 24member as the two sides moved toward a diplomatic With Bush administration opti mism John R said the formula for a solution was being outlined in the It would give both the Americans and the Chinese an opportunity to air their The proposal is designed to lead to the release of the 24 American crew members held since Sunday by the By all they are being but their 6day detention has roiled an already touchy relationship with Chi A photograph of 11 of the crew taken during their first meeting with diplomats last was distributed by the Pen tagon to family members so they could see their loved State Department spokesman Richard Boucher The photograph showed the 11 sitting at a look ing forward with little Without referring directly to the strategy to have the United States and China air their versions of the surveillance President Bush said were making progress in The presidents appraisal reflect ed a growing expectation that a deal would emerge from a flurry of diplo matic Two in suggested the crew could be released this chairman of the Senate Armed Services said See Fiddle Fest Photo submitted Johnny Gimble performs from 6 to 9 today during Fiddle Fest at Armadillo inspiration Armadillo Jim teaches children to put on their armor BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Jim Schmidt always liked Roy Rogers as a The singing cowboy always caught the bad never cussed and never used a Schmidt took Rogers life lessons to heart and tries to instill them in childrens as Armadillo teaches children selfworth with an antidrug message that he and his Armadillo Rangers presented at Goodwin Primary and Seele Elementary schools Schmidt and his Rangers are in town this weekend for the They will run their Armadillo Derbies throughout the twoday The derbies help emphasize the message that children can protect themselves against crime and Our message never gets old because theres always Schmidt Schmidt had been involved with armadillo derbies when he worked with the Houston Oilers in their promotions He said the armadillo derbies became popular the same time Hollywood released the movie Urban After leaving the football organi he decided to devote his life to children and Schedule for this weekends Folkfest and Fiddle JESSIE Armadillo Jim Schmidt accepts a proclamation from Mayor Stoney Williams at Seele Elementary Friday Williams helped judge during the programs armadillo Above Sarah Harper and Rachel Madrono get set to race their armadillo at Seele Elementary Friday I just use he He took the armadillo theme and combined it with a quote from the New Testament about armoring ones self with And with divine inspiration and a slice of Urban Schmidt created the Put On Your Armor For the past 20 the armadillo metaphor has been an effective tool for Schmidts antidrug The promotional value was so he I couldnt help but use it for In armadillo means lit tle armored Schmidts group travels around See ARMADILLO City council to consider drainage projects Adding project in District 1 possible BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels city coun cil might add a street project to the citys million list of street and drainage projects when council Adding a street project for District One in the city of New Braunfels might change the priority the list includes no projects in District which covers the citys west In council agreed to accept a proposal from the known as the 4B board for its enabling leg The proposal would allow the board to borrow million in certificates of oblig ation with the agreement the board would pay up to million each year to pay the Six streets originally were listed on the proposal Church Hill and Wright Street drainage improve ments Comal Avenue recon struction and drainage improvements County Line Road exten sion Gruene Road reconstruc tion Landa Street drainage improvements and Walnut Avenue recon The 4B Board did not spec ify which streets should be so council can decide to add or eliminate Staff members have identified up to million ire additional street ana drainage improvement pro jects that need to be addressed around the None of the streets in the original list come from Dis trict District 5 Coun cilman Lee Rodriguez And I think that needs to be That district has several streets that could be Whats Up WHO New Braunfels City Council WHAT Regular meeting WHEN Monday WHERE Council cham 424 Castell Other agenda items Discuss and set the value of the cityapproved riveractivity Discuss and set the per mit fees for water recreation Consider proposal for installation of sports lighting at the Camp Comal softball Consider bid for antique lighting Consider awarding bid for shelving at the Dittlinger Memorial Rodriguez said he had dis cussed the street projects with the city manager and with several They all agreed that pro jects in District One make it necessary to reconsider part of the proposed six he So I think well be looking into that Monday Incoming council member Sonia who is from District says she has been working with Mayor Pro Tern Juan Luis Martinez to identify which streets need the most There are so need she Its a big project throughout the dis We want to be equitable partners with the city so its important that District One is included in the improve Were working on ideas Munoz likely will take Martinezs council seat in when his term He was not eligible to run No one is running against so she prob ably will be given the seat after council cancels the elec tion Monday Councilman Larry Alexan der agreed that the projects should be spread across the especially because See INSIDE Key Code 76 Explore the joy of in the Health officials No new meningitis cases BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer County health officials said Friday no new cases of meningitis have devel oped since March Office of Public Health Nurse Karon Preiss health officials will keep a close eye on the situation during the We got over a big hump Preiss If were over the hump on well feel real good about whats going on out An 8yearold boy who attends Bill Brown Elementary School was the third meningitis victim in western Comal His condition continues to said County Health Authority Dorothy The boy was taken out of intensive care but still remains in a San Antonio Im praying we wont have any new Overman Lets keep it that Preiss said Texas Department of Health epidemiologist Griselda Stevenson reported the boy had the same meningitis group as two boys from Smithson Valley High School who contracted the disease in Preiss the cases are not The two cases at Smithson Valley ini tiated a vaccination Such a program is still not necessary for students at Bill Preiss because it was only a single Our job is to monitor for any other she we wont have See