Tuesday, September 16, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas COACH MOM Brittany and Chelsie Fowlers mom doesnt watch their games from the Shes their 0A City might plug holes in hunting ordinance RIVIR LAW Sheriffs deputies celebrate the end of summer with a float down the Guadalupe River and a SA a tlv cloudy High Low 88 67 1 i Details1B COMICS CROSS FORUM Atffrt PORTS By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil will meet Wednesday night to consider clarifying the pro posed hunting As the ordinance would allow shotgun hunting within 100 yards of a residen tial property line on more than 100 city tracts of land larger than 25 It would be ille gal for projectiles to cross property But the ordinance does not specify what type of bullet may be used in the so hunters would be allowed to use pellets or Although pellets wouldnt do much damage beyond 30 or 40 a slug could trav el more than 100 said Comal County Sheriffs Clay who runp the sheriffs office gun A slug is one ounce of Its got a lot of Gar Bjrdshotworithurt anything unless fired up he Theres rifle slugs and even shotguns that are designed to shoot slugs and only And theyre just like a big rifle can go a half a mile or he He also said a shot would be audible 100 yards You can hear ainy gunfire at 100 Garland Public input will be allowed at the which starts at 5 at the Municipal The Texas Commission on Environ mental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Governments has declar ed today an Air Quality Health Alert Reduce unnecessary vehicle Carpool if possible or combine all errands into one Avoid use of drive through lanes or Dont refuel during P Avoid use of gaspowered yard Avoid exterior Pollution levels are posted online at to cut rates By Dylan Jimtnaz Staff Writer Now that Proposition 12 has been approved and an amendment is oft the books that caps awards for noneco nomic malpractice rates for doctors are expected to and patient services are expected to But when Carlos aNewBraunfels delivered more than babies in his first 15 years of A few years ago he stopped doing riskier procedures like cesardah sec he stopped delivering babies altogether because he knew his rates would go It got to the point where I couldnt do it Campos Only a few local family doctors deliver babies these said Mark a New Braunfels pedia trician and proponent of the Malpractice rates have increased by as much as each year for obstetricsgynecology Statler Those rates will stabilize and could decrease now that the proposition Statler The rates wont have to go up to cover a 100 percent increase in doc tors malpractice Statler I think the biggest thing is doc tors should see a goodfaith plateau ing of rates over the next year or And then the doctors should start to see the rates go This could take years to filter down to the average The Texas Medical Liability Trust is one of four medical malpractice insurance carriers left in Texas after increased rates chased out more than a dozen in recent Proposition 12 supporters It will reduce rates 12 percent across the matter what specialty See Page 3A FRONT and CENTER Police standoff ends A man suspected of stabbing another man surrenders to New Braunfels police just before 830 DAVID Police were in a standoff with the man for more than an hour after the stabbing was Victim in stable condition after being stabbed in stomach By Dylan Staff Writer A man suspected of stabbing another man in the stomach held off New Braunfels police for more than an hour Monday before sur rendering Officers and New Braunfels Fire Department personnel were dis patched at 711 to a one story house off Texas There was a report of an adult mate slashed or police John The stabbed man was airlifted to University Hospital to San Antonio at about said Sean Four police officers were on the scene by that time and had their guns drawn on the front and back About 20 minutes an officer standing behind a pickup truck near the side of the house thought he heard a womanfc voice Police called in a We had reason to believe the sus pect may have been in house with an adult Villarreal said That prompted police to expedite the he With several officers on the police cut the lights and approached the About the man sus pected in the stabbing opened the door and raised his hands above his The house was Police still were looking for a weapon late Monday Although there was speculation from witnesses that the suspect was Villarreal he could not determine that at the time of his Police did not know the relation ship between the men and said the investigation was A University Hospital official said the victim was in stable condition Monday Traffic on Texas 46 was temporar ily rerouted to Cloud Lane but resumed when the standoff Taste of Home Cooking School stirs things up for crowd of 800 Taste of Home Cooking School hostess Margaret McCutcheon talks with the audience as she prepares another dish for the lucky guests Monday Civic By Ron Mutoney Staff Writer The New Braunfels Civic Cen ter became a culinary school that was a cross between Iron Chef and the Home Shopping Network Monday Margaret McCutcheon drew a full house to her Taste of Home magazine Cooking Retired educator and Herald Zeitung columnist Mike Fitsko wag master of ceremonies for the hour event staff and volunteers prepared a kitchen on the civic center stage where a dozen recipes were prepared in a threepart McCutcheoris recipes have been featured in the magazine and use name brand ingredients found in every which she plugs during the show See Page 3A i i green bean i j Cheesecake cran I I Southwest I sausage crepes Chicken tetrazzini j Weekday pot roast j Chicken quesadlfs New map sails out of House committee By Kelley Shannon Associated Press Writer Democrats who fled the state to thwart congressional redis tricting by Republicans returned to the Capitol to a thunder of cheers and applause Monday as another special leg islative session Theyre all and at this I think everybodys here to said state Carter RNew The presence of John Whitmire of who defected from a group of 11 quorumbusting Democrats holed up in gave Republicans the quorum they needed to conduct Sen ate Fellow Democrats waited to enter the Senate chamber until they were certain a or was But Whitmire quickly asked that the Senate adjourn until and Republican lawmakers exited before the Democrats See RIDISTRICTING Page 5A UPDATES Tracking the news FEMA FLOOD MAPS LAST WE KNEW The Federal Emergency Management Agency hired an engineer ing firm to meet with local officials in late July to begin to plan redrawing the countys flood LATEST Comal County Flood Plain Coor dinator Janine Ellington said the county and other local officials have prepared a list of which areas will be looked at NEXT The mapping study will begin this It could take two or more years to EUL UPC BONN ETJ fed Cars Look fai