Saturday, January 10, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS SV WINS Rangers girls team beau out East Central in district opener 42 34 Page SA SATURDAY JANUARY COUPON RELAX Use this coupon to receive off a massage with Trisha Barthels at Mystic Salon and Day Spa Page 3A SOUTHWEST t Of EL PASO TX 799ITJ Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 163 No 60 14 pages 2 sections CLICK WWW7 DEAR ABBY 38 Low COMICS 2B FORUM 4A OBrrUARIES 3A Details 1B j 61 3S SPORTS MA 1NF90 I J J sneezing coughing smiling sneezing sniiimg snegpl sniffings sjKng sniffing a sniiiing coi sniffing can sniffing sniffing sniffuig aching stuffy head lever sniffiij r sneezing rcquShing achine stuffy head fever aching coughinss aching stufty head fever aching stufiy head sifeezinfe coughing achinu stuffv fsead fever actoins stuiiy head fevers smiting sneezing achirm styfidiead fever rr 5 t 4 sturty head fever smiting sneezing sniffing ad fever r ad fever fever lead fever DAVID Lauren Krock assistant manager of For Goodness Sake discusses the benefits of one of the more popular alternative flu medicines available witn sales clerk uina Castilleja REMEDIES Other herbs that are beneficial in fighting off cold and flu symptoms Andrographis functions like Echinacea Ginseng preventative Ginger pain and fever reduction Anise expecto rant People turn to alternative remedies for cold flu I Marsh Mallow soothes throat I Seneca Snakeroot expecto rant I Slippery Elm throat soother and cough suppres sant Watercress relieves runny nose Information from Holistic Onlinesom By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Boxes of Kleenex are hard to keep on the shelves at this time of year Between cold and flu sea son and cedar fever many New Braunfels residents are miser able Not everyone however automatical ly turns to the so you can rest medicine for help People are look ing for an alternative to traditional reme said Lauren Krock whose mother owns For Goodness Sake a locai health food store Every day she talks to people who cite the undesirable side effects of the flu shot and the standard antihistamines as their reasons for turning to alternative cures While this trend has become more popular in the last 10 years the reliance on nature to provide healing is nothing new One of New Braun fels most famous settlers Ferdinand Undheimer spent much of his time collecting native Texas plants and assessing their medicinal value The Lone Star State is in fact prime habi tat for what might be the most pop ular herb available today Echinacea which grows in regions of the Panhandle was commonly used by Native Americans to treat infections including colds sore throats and snakebites Early Texas settlers were amazed by its healing properties Today it is promoted as an immunesystem stimulant per fect for use during the sickly winter months For years I have had sinus infec said local resident David Will They just got worse after I moved to Central They were so bad in fact he resort ed to surgery to help him breathe clearly again While immediately suc cessful the effects of the procedure began to wear off after only sixyears In desperation he began to study ancient Native American remedies and ran across one provided by the American Herbal Society It recom mends boiling one cup of cedar leaves in three cups of water and tak ing one drop of the resulting liquid in an eightounce glass of water daily Unfortunately for current sufferers See Rf Mf DIES Page 3A College students return to alma mater to give high schoolers tips By Dylan Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School gradu ates came back to the school this week to help reassure students about Uie great They tojd SVHS juniors Wednesday that the high schoolers should be pre High school juniors should already have taken the pwSAT and be ning to take the either the SAT or Ad But they shouldnt stress over the tests too much said Chase Zachary a South ern Methodist University freshman Nowadays they arent as important as they were Zaehary said They become a factor only if they are significantly high or low he said They took at your overall transcript including the difficulty of courses that you Zachaiy said They look at extracurricular See trtUWITft Page 3A GET SCHOOLED ON COLLEGE Financial Aid Program Uam about the Free Application For Student Aid from financial aid Jan 22 at Smithson Valley High School Open to all College Preparation Seminar Qei tips on how to make the transi tion hiijh school to college 7 pm 12 at New Braunfels High School Open to ail Cable company requests more time By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Grande Communications officials say the lackluster economic recovery will delay the companys plans for a fiber optic cable televi AT A GLANCE New Braunfels City Council I Monday I Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave sion network in New Braunfels The company which signed a nonexclusive agree ment with the city in June 2000 will eventually compete with TimeWarner However in a request to city council the company asked its agreement be amended because the availability of debt and equity capital has failed to recover as As a result we must adjust the sched ule on which we extend our network to the New Braunfels the company reported Grande remains committed to delivering the benefits of competition and choice to the city of New Braunfels and its Grande is based in SariMarcos and serves Austin San Antonio San Marcos Waco Corpus Christi and the Mid area See CABLE Page 3A Marin runs for Precinct 4 Constable By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SPRING 27year veter an police officer and 14year county res ident has thrown his hat into the ring as a candidate for Precinct 4 Consta ble Al Marin owner of Marin Security and Investigations located at the Bul verde Airport said he has filed notice he will run for the seat vacated by Ben Scroggin who has been redistricted into Precinct 1 and is running unop posed Marin said the open seat in Precinct 4 present ed a good opportu nity for him and his wife Monica to seek a first elective office 2004 Al Marin can be reached by amarin@gvtc.corn The primary elec tion is Tuesday March 9 One we felt wed have a better chance and two we wouldnt be run ning against someone whos doing a good job Marin said A former military policeman detec tive ard San Amonio police officer Marin is ajsa a licensed pilot who served as a pilot on the Texas Narcotics Control See Page 3A Frl ft for our