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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas If If THURSDAY OCTOBER T3TTI I Tw ntKALL SPORTS TAKE THREE New Braunfels Unicorns hope to boost their district record to 30 Friday night but will this win be easier than the last Page 5A COUPON STORAGE New customers get off a lObylO storage unit at Discount Storage before Dec 31 Page 3A j Serving New Braunfeis and Coma County since 1852 Vol 1S2 No 288 12 pages 2 sections CLICK www1 Mostly sunny High Low 81 63 Details 1B I DEARABBY 3B 1 i COMICS 2B 1 CROSSWORD II FORUM 4A i 66A SPORTS a lesson By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Local officials learned two lessons during the July 2002 flood It pays to plan and practice makes perfect Comal County Emergency Manage ment Coordinator Carol Edgett was FLASHBACK EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Comal Countys emergency management spent in the 2003 fiscal year was funded by county spent on emergency management in 2002and in i 2002 the assistant emergency man agement coordi nator for New Braunfels when the rainswollen Guadalupe River and Dry Creek flooded into downtown Oct When it start ed flooding we set up m munici pal Edgett r saldTfWe didnt have an emer gency operations center at county or city There were plenty of other things they didnt have in 1998 either Radio communication was at best inadequate arid in some cases nonex istent Telephone service went down and in some instances took 15 to 20 minutes to get a dial tone We didnt have email we were cient on radios We were fortunate to make it through Edgett said County Judge Danny Scheel was Precinct 2 commissioner in 1998 See EMERGENCY Page 3A FRONT and CENTER At 90 pounds 14yearold Angelica Medina isnt an imposing figure Dont let looks deceive you ThfeNew Braunfels yp Ju freshman cadet can ooa men DAVID Angelica Medina 14 a New Braunfels High School Marine Corps JROTC home many honors at JROTC competitions this year She has tremen freshman cadet spins her 11pound rifle with ease Medina has brought dous upperbody strength for Her size instructors say Freshman reels in cache of contest medals By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer The surest way for New Braunfels High School freshman Angelica Medina to know what she has accomplished is to look back on the win after crossing the finish line Medina is new to the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program but not to com peting and pushing her body IVe always loved to Medina said The longer the better I just want to be in it to spin my rifle and do the FT physical Although the 90pound cadet is difficult to spot in a is beginning to distinguish herself among peers including her male compatriots o Medina won three medals last month at a Marine JRQTC military skiUs pom petition in Round Bock against cadets of all grade levels from four other schools She won first place in the girls 800 meter run third in the flex arm hang and was instrumental in winning the girls relay Medinas 50plus trophies and medals are spilling out of her glass trophy case at her home Medina started running at age 7 when she won third place in an eightmile run The race fueled her love of running long distances think she liked it because she knew she could do it and other kids her age said Cassie Olvera Medinas mom Medina loves to compete accomplish and win Running is a dear way to ure an accomplishment I like to run and then stop and be able to say I did that or I beat that she said Medina was one of eight freshmen who tried out for JROTC this summer Three of those left the program Col Jim Reid head of the JROTC pro gram began to notice Medinas ability early this school year when she started outdoing some of the boys he said Reid said he thinks Medina will be one of the premier cadet leaders as a junior or senior She is quiet and humble but also strong he said For her size shes got a big heart and a lot of he said Medinas tenacity drove her to come from 100 meters behind in the Round Rock relay to win by 100 meters She won the race by using a winning strategy she learned in middle school Medina said When shes behind she imagines tying a rope around her oppo nents one at a time I mink of someone front of me and I reel em Medina said Angelica Medina FACT FACTS grade Joined JROTC Breakfast Club Favorite movie by Ayn Rand Last book read Hopes to attend after high school Technology among Fullers priorities for CISD 7 Iriterrnediste Sshosl School trustees te end October hired weuW t her iy Pyten Sliff Writer Nancy FuUer Cornji dent Sehooj Pis Wet superintend ent finaUst wants fesus on pro teeting the districts finances and dealing with fast growtik that she intends to produce the fest Blue schools in A Blue Ribbon Sefcool a national designation for gam puses thatproluge superior jo take advantage gicuns payer work force she said puller said she believes in ongo ing staff development ttietic comrnunlcation and team leadership PQ the right tning for the kids and yow never nave to Putter said her FuJJerfem pffl to be able to capitalize on cials about a contract The school She would like to increase tech board plans to hire her at the end tontrwtion of Optobw Sht wffl be m flie job lWeneed to immediately begin training and review programs to prepare to be national blue 40 parent e two of the most important wiU leave his post at the end of skills for students entering the Jim Kern left greets Nancy Fuller Monday night as Mountain Valley ilementary Principal penise Kpm Hinna losk en School District the community t
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