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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas DECEMBER SPORTS HIRED GUN Haustan Astros armoUnee deal t with Yankees star pitcher Andy for three and Page SA COUPON BOUNCE BACK Pain Away Footwear is offering a discount on a pair of 2Coii Springdriven painrelief shoes before Page 3A Bfauntels and Comal County since 25 14 2 sections DEAR ABBY 36 High 64 Details Low 43 1B COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM APPLAUSE SPORTS 2B 2B 4A SB 56A FRONTand CENTER 1 In New Braunfels native Milton Galle left his hometown for an expedition in the But something went He arid his friends were never seen and they This photo depicts NewBraunfels native Milton Galle and four companions who joined him on an expedition to the Arctic in Galle is believed to have died there and hasnt beep heard from Author captures story of New Braunfels his friends By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Jilton Galte left New Braunfels in The 19yearold descendant of New Braunfels founders sought adventure this Texas town could hot He would find it or the other side of the world and die living The story of his twoyear expedition in the Arctic has been retold by authpr Jen nifer Niven in Ada BJackjackiA TrueStory pf Survival in the The uarnesense pf discovery that led Galle to the Arctic led Niven and a local librarian to seek his The bpokj released in tells the story of fourmen recruited to nize and claim an island north of the Russ ian mainland fpr Canada and their young One of the men fell and the other three including set off in Jan uary 1923 to get They were never Its not its stories that happen Although the story centers around Ada Galles story begins the The Saturday at 2 at the the expeditioa The grpupwas given onto the uninhabited fetod in 192 1 A supply ship was supposed Jo come ip the summer pf It never high school but wanted nothing to do with higher He was selling rawhide whips before he decided to he vanishes halfway through the Niven Galles character interested Niven so much she decided to speckle the end pf the book with speculations of his death stories of his family back home in New She had an abundance of information from research done by Lynn a loca Readers are introduced to Qalles par ents through letters written by the expe ditions I thpught in so many of these adventure stories you dont really see the people who are left behind the ones so affected by all Niven To get information on Niven put an ad in the She received no Niven called Thompson for and Thompson began researching Galle in September Niven and Thompson communicated frequently by They toured the home on Academy Street and visited his parents Before Niven contacted she knew rothing of New Braunfels and little about the Galle Thompson provided an abundance of information on Galle and is acknowledged in the book as a major research contribu Thompspn did several months of interviewing locals and looking up past newspaper Little by Galles personality began to aopear and Thompson was fascinated by his See Page 3A County flu shot supplies limited Atrisk patients get first priority By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Comal County Health Department has exhausted its supply of flu vaccine as the number of flu cases exceeds 10 times last years Theres been such a demand this said Karon Comal County About county residents were vaccinated this of whom received their shots from the health The vaccination isfprettyrgood the number of vaccinations was not enough to keep the flu out of the It hit harder and earlier this year than The Associated Press reported Thursday that the number of states pummeled by the flu has nearly doubled to 24 in the past The government rushed to ship doses of the vaccine to combat short ages and head off what could become one of the worst flu seasons in The outbreak has taken a toll nation wide At least 23 children have Schools have shut Emergency rooms have been filled with sick And doctors offices have turned away droves of people seeking flu AVOID THE FLU Avoid contact with sick peo Dont eat or drink after any Wash hands fre Keep from the mouth and eyes where illness can enter the Dress appropri ately for the Keep clothing and body Avoid large especial ly with an See Page 3A A New Wblock of Peace Saofl after the truck Fire ravages home while family out shopping prom Reports A New Braunfeis family was in San shopping for Christmas hwsJiay night when theft caught suffering Fue Martial PonwBrioldcoeter said New Braunfels firefighter responded When firefighters arrive4 they had to force entry tp the hpuse beeause np one The famjjys Qwistmas tteswasyjsibje tough thelivingropin window as firefighters battled the blaze anjj smoke rose put pf reports suggest a gas heater man outside stor age shed next to the house started the wfaiip fee JBamtty was out of The fire rose up next to the house and was spread to the attic by the The storage bur aed to the Fireflghters had the fire under con trol wipn an although the fed by humed Ffrefighters used ehajnjsaws to cut thfpugh the ceiling SJQ they epuM con tain the to in the The family that occupies the house ojj at about 8 ing the hands of two young Brinkkoeter said die Red Cross is assisting We gol the family taken caje of for Brirtooeter said going to
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