Thursday, April 3, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page2A HERALDZEITUNG Thursday April TODAY Contact Features Editor Brian Grant 6259144 ext 222 World Briefly States can force HMOs to open doctor networks WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can pass laws forcing HMOs to open their networks to more health care providers giving patients broader choices of doctors and hospitals but potentially boosting costs The unanimous ruling was a setback for the managed care industry which argued that closed networks lower health care costs because providers agree to accept lower fees in return for a guaranteed stream of patients The decision also gives states more freedom to regulate insurance compa nies another in a line of decisions from the court expanding states rights Blast kills at least 16 injures 40 in Philippines MANILA Philippines AP The Philippine president ordered a total war on terrorists after a bomb exploded Wednesday near a bustling wharf in the southern port of Davao killing at least 16 people including two children Forty people were injured in the blast the second in Davao in less than a month The death toll would have been higher if the nation was not already on high alert for terror acts officials said The government said it was looking for similarities to a March 4 blast that was blamed on a Muslim rebel group That bombing killed 21 people includ ing an American missionary at the citys international airport Three Americans were wounded Drug slows down decline in advanced Alzheimers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A drug long used in Germany slows down memory loss and physical decline in advanced Alzheimers patients according to a study of what could be the first effective treatment for late stages of the mindrobbing ailment A sixmonth test of the drug meman tine in patients with moderateto severe Alzheimers showed it slowed deterioration from the disease researchers report in Thursdays New England Journal of Medicine A second study of memantine used with one of the current Alzheimers drugs suggests the combination actual ly improves memory and thinking skills in advanced patients That study is being presented Thursday at the American Academy of Neurologys annual meeting Memantine is not yet available in the United States where government review is under way Texas Lotto SATURDAY million 71031374954 WEDNESDAY million 111221274044 Contact Us HERALDZEITUNG 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 830 6259144 fax 830 6251224 Doug Toney Editor and Publisher Ext 201 Gary E Maltland Managing Editor Ext 220 Heather Grant Business Manager Ext 202 Lisa Schreler Composing Manager Ext 205 Henry Coello Commercial Systems 6255232 hcoello Arnold Wiggins Production Manager 830 6255232 Courtney Abernathy Advertising Manager Ext 208 For classified advertising call 6259144 ext 215 For display advertising call 6259144 ext 208 For obituaries wedding engagement and anniversary announcements call 6259144 ext 213 For missed or late newspapers call 6259144 ext 229 Community Events Happy Birthday to Nolan Leach 15 Betty Teat Annah Offtermatt 20 Gary Coke 18 James San Miguel and Richard Ruiz To have a birthday or anniversary listed here call 6259144 Schools NEW BRAUNFELS ISO NBISD instructional principals meeting NBHS Choir at UIL concert and sightreading contest Faculty Advisory Committee 4 NBMS cheerleader tryout par ent meeting COMAL ISO UIL Choir registration at Bill Brown Rebecca Creek Rahe Specht Goodwin Comal Elementary SVHS Shakespeares Comedy of Errors CMS Give My Regards to Broadway Klubs and Events COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at 300 Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 and older from am to noon Monday through Friday in the Laurel Plaza Community Room Suggested donation is Call 6291751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance Free transporta tion to site to eat Thursday is Bingo with prizes FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES host smokefree bingo at 7 Thursdays at 207 E South St in New Braunfels MARION ISO COMMUNITY LIBRARY hosts storytime for chil dren ages 3 and 4 at 10 Thursdays at the library THE KIWANIS CLUB meets at noon Thursdays at Ryans Steak House The public is invited For information call 6094764 AARP TAXAIDE provides free K JESSIE The Kindermasken parade kicks off at 10 Saturday in downtown New Braunfels with lineup begin ning at 9 behind the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Folkfest takes place from 10 to 6 Saturday and from 11 to 5 Sunday at the HeritageVillage on the grounds of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture 1370 Church Hill Drive Admission is for adults and for children 6 to 18 For information call 6296504 tax preparation and efiling for basic tax returns from to Thursdays at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center until April 15 Bring supporting paperwork and last years tax return AMERICAN RED CROSS pre sents CPR Recertification from 1 to 5 today Cost is Call the branch office at 6089876 for information or to sign up THE GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIETY meets today at the American Legion Post FM 482 For information contact Manfred Heymann 6270811 A NOON BOOK REVIEW is scheduled at the New Braunfels Public Library today Julia Ousley will discuss P G Wodehouse VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE community event and rally will be conducted at 5 today on SWFs campus near the stallions beginning with a march and ending with a candlelight vigil in obser vance of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse awareness month Forinformation call 512 3963404 COMAL GARDEN CLUB takes a pilgrimage to San Antonio Botanical Gardens today with lunch to follow at The Carriage House Call 6065506 for information THE MENS GARDEN CLUB meets at today at the Extension office 132 S Water Lane The program is Iris Culture Planting and Maintenance by Ken Triesch Guests and prospective members are welcome EAGLES AUXILIARY NO 2999 conducts an ongoing quilting ses sion from to today at the hall Call 6293973 for information Mieadsllp KITE FESTIVAL sponsored by the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled from 10 to4 Saturday at Prince Solms Park This free program is open to everyone Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult Fly your own kite or make one for For information call 830 6082167 NBISD SPECIAL OLYMPICS Taco Cabana Fun Night is sched uled from 5 to 9 April 10 at Taco Cabana Contact Nancy Edelen at 6276270 for informa tion THE NBHS CHEERLEADERS sponsor a cheer clinic for students in grades Kindergarten through sixth at the NBHS gym from 8 to am Saturday The entry fee includes Tshirt and a participation certificate The attendees will perform at the Spring Show in April Weather Thursday April 3 forecast for daytime conditions temperatures forecast 1 San Antonio I Houston S38 2003 AccuWeather Inc Sunny PI Cloudy Cloudy Showers Tstorms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Via Associated Press Arrests TODAY Mostly cloudy Highs near 80 Rain None S wind 20 mph outlook TONIGHT Partly cloudy Lows lower 60s Rain None S wind 10 mph cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Highs in the lower 80s cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunder storms Lows in the mid 60s Highs in the lower 80s Sunday Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Lows in the mid 60s Highs in the lower 80s Monday Partly cloudy Lows in the upper 50s Highs in the upper 70s Tuesday Mostly clear Lows in the mid 50s Highs in the mid 70s Mater flows Edwards Aquifer ft Comal River 418 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 604 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 200 cfs Canyon Dam lake level ft above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report Surface water million gallons Well water million gallons counts Mulberry Provided courtesy of Dr Frank Hampel Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between March 31 and April 1 Susan Barry 56 Canyon Lake theft by check between and Jesse T Brown 18 unknown address possession of between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled substance penalty group 1 delivery of a controlled substance Charles E Dailey 48 New Braunfels while intoxicated sec ond offense Jose C Espinoza 31 New Braunfels assault causing bodily injury to family member Norma A Espinoza 38 New Braunfels assault causing bodily injury to a family member Marty N Forehand 24 Canyon Lake motion to revoke Mark K Foytik 22 New Braunfels com while intoxicated third or more offense Dennis Guerra 40 San Antonio driving while license suspended Daniel R Harrington 28 San Marcos possession of less than 2 ounces of mari juana expired license plates violation of promise to appear failure to appear Kevin D Howell 27 Canyon Lake theft by check between and Timothy H Hutson 42 Canyon Lake motion to revoke to stop and render aid Luke T Johnston 24 La Vernla no fishing license failure to fish ing license speeding 81 mph in a 65 mph zone motion to revoke of less than 2 ounces of marijuana Josephe M Mason 53 Canyon Lake driving while intoxicated Catherine D Moore 33 Bulverde motion to by check between and David M Perales 22 San Antonio possession of less than 2 ounces of mari juana Erik Ponce 21 El Paso public intoxi cation Joseph T Stephenson 20 New Braunfels possession of drug paraphernalia Miguel A Varkonyi 21 San Antonio dri ving while intoxicated Raymond Villarreal 45 New Braunfels failure to of less than 2 ounces of marijuana Cameron L Wilbum 25 Marion failure to by check between and Daniel Ybarta 23 Seguin speeding fol lowing too closely violation of promise to appear possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana Parent Organizations Community Organizations Clubs Meetings Sports Stories Deals CATCH IT ALL EACH MORNING Coll 6259144 todayl New BKAUW KU HERALDZEITUNG I Joy Evans 246 W San Antonio St 6066707 a n Evenings by Appointment fraction 1857 Licensed Experienced Reasonable Disaster Losses Investment Accounting TAX RiTURN PREPARATION CATFISH DINNER OUR UOY Of PiRPf RTUAl HI IF CATHOUC CHURCH UP THE JTlin FIOM NUKENNA HOSPITAl FUMY AP III DINNEM HMD FIOM AMD MMIIIQIU00UT mm INCLUDES CATFIJH FUNCH FlIES COIE JIAW IEANS AMP HUSHWHES ICED itt 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