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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas V SPORTS READY TO PLAY Smithson Valley quarterback Alan Hill has a hew perspective on the playoffs having played tight end last yeatvPaflo 6A FORUM LISTEN UP Medicare change is afoot in the nations capital and folks j should keep abreast of the I situation Page 4A New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 152 No 313 14 pages 2 sections CLICK 500 WWW DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM tOTTO SPORTS 3B fV GRIDS 2B 4A 2A 67A 3B FRO NT and CENTER Seniors get their Goog Center offers computer use By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Jerrie tay 69 used to be a solo kind of computer user instead of jumping online she preferred to play solitaire taking a computer class at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Lay does it as the online auc tioneers television COMPUTER CLASSES I To join the basic computer Internet or digital media classes County Senior Citizens Center at 6294547 jHThe class costs and is offered week Enrollment is limited to seven students per class commercial croons I have more on never been Lay said A handful of sen ior citizens tired of not knowing how to navigate the Inter into the center Thursday to learn how to tame mouse and cruise the information They have a lot of courage to do said the seniors instructor fields a computer technician teaches basic computer skills Internet use arid digital media classes at the center three times a week The class is a lowpressure handson learning environment Fields keeps it light and entertaining Enrollment is Jim ited to seven students per session to ensure students have enough access to Fields Using computers and surfing the Web are difficult skills for seniors tp master Fields said r Our minds just dont work that way he said Photos by DAVID Delores DiSilverio listens as instructor RJ Coma CPMOty Senior Citizens Center Above n Fieicjs demonstrates how to use from left DiSilVerios husband Bo DiSilverio INTERNET Page 8A Thursday at a computer glass offered the and Jenny Shelton try computer functions Plunging pumpkin a weapon By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Two New Braunfels teenagers already in jail on unrelated crimes have been charged with aggra vated assault with a deadly pumpkin Justin T Cooke 17 and Christopher J McGreevy 18 are accused of dropping pumpkins Oct 2 from the Watson Lane bridge onto northbound traffic on Interstate 35 The pumpkins allegedly stolen from WalMart seriously damaged several vehicles and injured a Killeen woman said Comal County Sheriffs Detec tive Mike Weddel Weddel said an investigation prompted by tele phone tips to Comal County Crime Stoppers con nected the two teens to the crime McGreevy and Cooke are being held in Comal County Jail on charges of burglary of a habita tion in connection with another investigation Bail for each is In midOctober Cooke and McGreevy were booked after detectives connected them to a bur glary at a New Braunfels home detectives uncovered information that suggested they might have been involved in the pumpkintossing inci dents Weddel said We got witness statements at Canyon High School that these kids were dropping pumpkins off the he said So far Weddel said he has filed two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against bom Cooke and McGreevy Weddel said he antici pates filing a total of eight counts against each youth Aggravated assaultwith a deadly weapon is a seconddegree felony punishable by two to 20 years in state prison and a fine COMING SUNDAY Man 21 indicted for campsite death By Ron Malpney Staff Writer A 2lyeajQid Spring man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in connection with the June death of a old Schert girl Assistant Pistrict Attorney Joe HI faces between two and 2Q years in state ppspn if convicted for the June 7 incident at the GuadaJupe CariPj Uvery ground at which Samantha Suit Sfirttnwtter who camping at tjif site was as she walked a See UPDATES Tracking the new NANCY FUUER LAST WE KNEW Nsngy Fuller yvas hired as Comal Independent 3ehpoJ District giiperintendent ST Fuller starts work Monday visiting sphooj meeting witfi Ciso Education Foundation Fuller will serve through 007 TAX AiATBMgNTS Wi KNfW Qomaj County was asked to grant pjpperty ifeiternf nts to tvyo in thP lndufrial Park sixYear 50 mft ing that will JWtiiDy trnpley WmA later 45 tis wl Wld maghint NEXT epmmissioners yyj consider an abatement a future meeting City sanitation employees affected by takeover talks By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer No the city has not priya tized garbage pickup in Braunfels City Manager Chuck PintP told the citys 40 sanita upn wprkers Thursday The cityapiQuncedin July it would consider using a private company for umh pickup and other sanitation seryices ajid there hjye been whispers in the depamnent and commu nity jhlt the dtaj was final That not the ease pinto Management Inc officials only once to discuss the matter in depth Waste Management has been studying the sanitation department to see how it would approach taking over the services Waste Management officials will meet with City Council in Pecember to discuss services and changes council would like to see We will have a pretty good feel from Gty Council on what told the changes they can Pintp said Chyek Pinto Pinto said he has nm with Waste See SANITATION Page 8A K
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