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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS RAL SATURDAY August 2003 20 pages in 2 sections rfiso X 236 Serving Hew Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Schlitterbahn could open in Galveston BY JERRY URBAN The Galveston County Daily News Galvestons park board has received two proposals for development of waterparks en the but a third highprofile developer has come forward with a Mayor Roger Bo Qujroga confirmed Fri day Schlitterbahn Waterparks has made a serious offer to the city to build a yearround waterpark on land near the Quirpga confirmed the information after being told such a project apparently was planned for the which is on airport property southwest of Moody Your sources are said I can say theyre ready to build here in A spokesman for which has corporate officeslnNew couldnt be reached Friday Quiroga said its uncertain how the 25brsd acres of land would be made available to Schlit City Attorney Susie Green has been instructed to look into the The federal government owns the but the city is the propertys It addi Farmers Marine Copper Works leases part of the land from the city and has a plant on The mayor said options include selling the land to Schlitterbahn or leasing Farmers part in the equation still must be worked he Quiroga said the Federal Aviation Admin istration would have to sign off on a deal if the land were The city would not be required to have FAA approval if it were Any revenue the city earned must be put into the municipal airport for improve Quiroga We have to make sure the city doesnt get the short end of the Quiroga He said its possible constructionon the million waterpark could begin this year See Arresting lesson Course teaches officers how to arrest drunk drivers BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Deputies Wayne Lehman and Mike Hammes would be wealthy if theyd been paid every time a drunken dri ver told But Ive only had two If Id gotten a nickel for every time I heard Id be Lehman said Friday taking time out from pouring mixed drinks and handing out They always seem to remember their first and last They cant remember the ones in the Now a detective in the sheriffs Criminal Investigations Lehman spent six years as a road morethan 100 drunken driving arrests each He and Hammes teach other offi cershow best to make DWI This the pair taught a three day Standardized Field Sobriety Test ing SFST course at Comal County Sheriffs The 25 officers taking the course will finish later test ing about a dozen volunteers and pro cessing ones who are intoxicated as though they are drunken But they wont The volunteers are drinking under tightly controlled conditions and deputies are giving all of them rides home who has 12 years as a road estimates hes arrested more than 200 drunken Hes Above Brandon Maikoetter blows on his breath test after only 40 minutes of drinking alcohol at the Comal County Sheriffs Maikoetter volunteered to drink alcohol as part of a threeday Standardized Field Sobriety Test for 25 sheriffs left Diane who works in the sheriffs drinks another beer before her allot ed time is up Friday Rust blew a shortly after consuming the Crime reports reveal spike in assaults BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Burglaries in the city are up 23 percent for the first half of 2003 over the same period one year according to sta tistics released by the New Braunfels Police Department this Police Chief Russell Johnson said his department would ana lyze strategies to combat bur He asked for help from residents to reduce burglaries by reporting suspicious activity in neighborhoods and pro tecting personal Well do everything in our power to reduce but we needpeoples help to get this Theres a role the public can play in Johnson There were 580 burglaries within the city limits between 1 and June During the same peri od in 470 burglaries were See Dont become a burglary victim Detective Jesse who investigates burglaries for offers the following tips to avoid becoming a victim keep car doors even the vehicles in the Keep doors and windows locked especially when youre not Make friends with your The best defense against crime is a concerned Join an organization such as If you will be have a friend or family member check on your Put lights on a and dont let newspapers or mail pile Buy an engraving and cut your Texas drivers license number into valuable It reduces the value of property to thieves by limit ing their ability to sell State restricts soft drinks in schools Firefighters fill boots for disease research BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Firefighter Petey Bartles knows more than he wants to about neuromuscular Years he worked at a restaurant with a man a little younger than who has been with the New Braunfels Fire Department for 28 is nearing the end of his His friend cant He has He just has control enough of his hands to operate a wheelchair Bar ties ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Scle also called Lou Gehrigs It attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal When those cells voluntary muscle control and movement dies with Patients in later stages of the disease are in most their minds remain sharp and Melissa coordinator with the Mus cular Distrophy Association in San said ALS is one of 43 diseases the MDA helps fund research firefighter Jerry Vanoverborg and other New Braunfels Fire Department members were out at WalMart and in clutching old rubber fire boots to their chests and seeking donations for MDA Firemen will also be out today and tomor row as part of this years Fill the Boot fund drive for MDA The money they raise will be donated to the Jerry Lewis Telethon Labor Day The contribution firefighters make to us is Jimenez theyre See BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Soda and candy snacks at school could be a thing of the past due to changes in the states Food of Minimal Nutri tional Value FMNV school Beginning this school the Texas Department of Agriculture expanded a for mer regulation that barred FMNV during Students in Kindergarten through sixth grade will not be allowed access to FMNV any time during the school This means no carbonated See New Braunfels fire fighter Petey Bartles ten and Captain Ray Hacker help count change collected early Friday during the annual Muscular Distrophy Association fund Leaner Lunches The following food and bev erages may not be sold or given away on school premises by the any parents or any other person or group during the school day at elementary cam puses K through soda carbonated bev water such as chewing certain including hard jellies and marshmallow spun candy and candy coated Students are allowed to bring these foods lor their own con unless campus regu lations JESSIE INSIDE Dear 3A   

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