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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZBITONO Saturday February ConWotFiirajfM Editor SfUnaram 8289144 222 County adds health services for ijwomen BYSEANBOWLIN Staff Writer The Comal County Public Department is offer pring womens health services cervical PAPS Abreast cancer screening and planning services to women 18 or older screening treatment for sexually diseases for men f or women and expanded services for all clients including cholesterol rand fasting blood sugar lev Hels j We have an underserved r health depart office manager Nanette said And there women out there that get these services of the cost of doc rtors and lab This has been a goal of for a long time iexpanding the Comal County Nurse Preiss said Well be about 10 percent of people in the All patients will be seen jJby appointment only and a small fee for ser vice in addition to any labo ratory charges Preiss said Finally a new family nurse practitioner Cynthia Rei dinger has joined the health vjdepartment staff Preiss The department is at 178 JE Mill St Its phone num Jber is 830 6082015 1A Section of wing found near Fort Worth Environmental Protection Agency employee Beverly Negri left gets help from cowork er Scott Harris right navigating the muddy bank of the Toledo Bend Resevoir prior to boarding a boat that is assisting in the search for space shuttle Columbia debris near Hemphill Friday Authorities have reported a 2030 foot long piece of debris in the water PAUL Photo FORT WORTH Texas AP The search for clues to the Columbia tragedy stretched Friday from the Fort Worth area where a section of wing was found to a lake on the TexasLouisiana border Michael Kostelnik a deputy associate NASA administra tor called the discovery of the wing section a significant We do have a large piece of one of the wings Its not clear which wing this obvious ly the structure is very impor he said Shuttle program manager Ron Dittemore said the panel is 26 or 27 inches long with 18 inches of wing structure still attached He said it would be a day or longer before NASA knew whether it came from the left or right wing Since shortly after the Columbia broke apart above Texas on Feb 1 NASA has focused on finding parts of the left wing which they believe may have failed lead ing to the disaster that killed seven astronauts Dittemore said NASA has received more than 350 reports of debris from outside Texas and Louisiana most ly from California and Ari zona but that none had been confirmed as related to the shuttle In East Texas searchers returned to Toledo Bend Reservoir along the Louisiana state line to examine several objects on the lake bottom that might be parts of the shuttle Buoy markers were placed where searchers believe debris may be resting on the lake bottom but gusty winds until this past week TxDOT announced the intersection now qualifies but area engineer Greg Malatek said there was no state money available for the project until at least Fiscal Year 2005 Dawson said that solution was unacceptable CISD officials had said in the past that the district pay for the light because of safety concerns for its students Dawson noted that the school district is strapped for Kiash and that the people who would benefit from a safer intersection would be residents of the county He sought and got unanimous support for the signal from commissioners court CISD Superintendent Jim Grunert requested a special meeting of board trustees Friday to discuss the signal Trustees heard from Malatek and TxDOT Direc tor of Construction David Kopp who told them the sig nal would be added to an existing contract When county commission ers took up the issue of a traffic signal for Texas 3159 in a special meeting Friday County Judge Danny Scheel offered some frank opinions about problems hes had with TxDOT Scheel told TxDOT area engineer Greg Malatek that state money should be pay ing for the project instead of local money but the county could wait no longer for state funding I would not have a prob lem if we could be reim bursed for spending this money Im sorry TxDOT is taking this approach This is only one example If we were some big city and need ed this say for a Toyota plant we both know the state would make this light Scheel said give the gift of whiter teeth Using the in office whitening system your teeth can be lightened several shades in one appointment Call 6257322 today to schedule a free consultation bring this coupon in to save sl 50 kept divers from entering the water officials said A Forest Service spokesman said dive teams would return to the lake Mon day Meanwhile a threeday amnesty program where peo ple who picked up shuttle debris would not face prose cution ended at 5 GST Friday Attorney Matthew D Orwig said response to the program was overwhelming with hundreds of pieces turned in since it began Wednesday We have all been grati fied by the he said Many people have been calling in and returning pieces of debris We appreci ate the effort which helps gather the clues to this In Nacogdoches County alone 36 people had turned in 117 pieces of debris under the program Sheriff Tom Kerss said Earlier this week two peo ple were charged with steal ing government property for keeping shuttle pieces Each faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine Orwig said Kerss said authorities would continue hunting for violators after the amnesty deadline passed We will have some search teams begin visiting flea he said Orwig said prosecutors would focus on people who concealed debris or lied to law enforcement rather than those who still have previ ously reported pieces on their land Local firefighters help in search BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BRACKEN Four Brack en firefighters are traveling to East Texas to volunteer in the search for debris from the space shuttle Columbia Bracken Fire Capt Bill Anz said he and three other fire fighters were going to San Augustine to participate in the search this weekend The other firefighters are Capt Craig Ack erman Rescue Lt Sammy Sikes and firefighter Heath Lipke Anz said Lipke had already been in San Augustine this past week The firefighters are mem bers of Rescue Techs a statewide allvolunteer search and rescue organization made up mostly of firefighters I know one member is a flight attendant and we have a few cops Anz said Members become educated in safety and rescue tech niques They buy their own equipment and pay for their own training when it isnt pro vided by the agencies they work for Anz said Im trained in swiftwater rescue cave rescue ground rescue and vertical rescue We have people who are trained canine handlers Basically we come from all walks of Anz said The group has more than 300 members This past week 60 of our members were up there This weekend some 20odd of us are going up to he said During Lacks Super Savings Sale YOUR Payments Interest 6 Months IIIW6 No money down Minimum purchase of payment due by August or before Interest shown on 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