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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY FEBRUARY SPORTS Cougars look for second win over New Braunfels while the Unicorns hope to turn the tables Page SA FORUM EDITORIAL Residents should attend Polka Pest to cateh a glimpse of what makes local heritage so much fun Page 4A 5S2S JMhrf Vol 153 No 81 12 pages 2 sections CLICK DEAR ABBY 38 COMICS 28 I WRUM 4A SPORTS 78r Officials hope M y new school t fitness plan is mg on Curriculum teaches diet and exercise By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Local schools are pro gressively teaching fitness and good health to elemen taryage children In addition to established curriculum New Braunfels and Comal County schools are teaching health and physical education lessons as part of a statewide effort to battle obesity and dia betes By 2007 all Texas public schools will have to address diabetes and obesity in their curriculum The CATCH Coordinated Approach to Child Health program is one of the two the state authorized McKenna Health Link Qutreach bougnririe curnculum for the schools and is helping implement the program Diabetes and obesity are just at epidemic propor tions in children right said DD Ames McKenna Club nutritionist and per sonal trainer Children are twice as like ly to be overweight today than they were 20 years ago and cases of type 2 diabetes are increasing dramatical ly according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre vention CATCH incorporates physical activity health les sons healthier cafeteria food and family involve ment to battle health prob lems at home and school Students are encouraged to make better food choices and exercise more In school thats never Coach Jen Adams teaches Sarah Casey Ford the fundamentals of jump roping during a See PITNESS Page 2A demonstration of the Jump Fit jump roping class to encourage children to get more exercise Mostly cloudy High LOW 39 30 Details IB Whos afraid of Friday the 13th Some New Braunfelsers are superstitious but not scared By Ron Malonoy Staff Writer Nationwide its been said nearly 10 percent of Americans are superstitious about Friday the 13th Nobody could have proved that in New Braunfels Thursday Hanne Keller owner of Hannas Laun dry at Walnut and Howard has been standing on a ladder this week painting her business She said she would still be painting Thats not she said reminded that today would be Friday the 13th But I know Im going to be painting yet tomorrow and I am not going to fall Keller said she wasnt superstitious but she wouldnt be walking under the ladder either I dont want to say it but I do what I have to do anyway whether its the 13th or any other she said Ann Karbach a therapist social work er and counselor at the counseling serv ice in New Braunfels that bears her name said she hadnt dealt with paraskev idekatriaphobia the fear of Friday the 13th in her practice Thats never been a big Kar bach said We see lots of people with phobias but most of its more generalized like storms and floods and Karbach didnt know why Friday the 13th came to be so badly regarded In her experience she said its never been that big of a deal People do mention it if their appoint ment is on that day but Ive never seen See UNLUCKY Page 2A Paraskevidekatria phobia is the mor bid irrational fear of Friday the 13th As many as 21 million Americans believe Friday the 13th is Many buildings do not have a 13th floor Many hotels do not have a 13th room Nobody is positive when Friday the 13th began to be considered unlucky Friday was sup posedly the day Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden apple The Great Flood supposedly began on Friday and Christ was cruet tied on Friday Sailors believe it is unlucky to sail on Friday To dis prove the point about 100 years ago Great Britain is said to have commissioned a ship HMS Friday laid its keel on a Friday selected its crew on a Friday and named Jim Friday its captain It sailed on its maiden voyage on a Friday and was never seen or heard from agajn From BRACKEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH I Pastor Mickey MeCandtess Mission statement Grounded in Christ building our tradi tions and growing affiliation United Methodist Currant attan and pm Sundays Wednesdays Worship style Traditional Location 20377 FM 2262 1 mite northeast of the intersection rf FM 3009 and FM Phone 60fr6717 Masting timas am Churchs history written through lives of congregants By UigK Jonea Staff Writer marker on Bracken United Methodist Church tells the histo ry of the building but the history of the church is written across the lives of its members Ive been married twice in that said Bernice Knight My son got married there and one of my grand children got married there This church has been we most important thing in all my life Knights first husband who died in 1963 brought her to Bracken UMC in 1946 when they married She has spent almost every Sunday since involved in activities at the church By the time Knight came to Bracken the church was already 75 years old Hln 1371 a group of Germanspeaking residents founded our said Uianae Schuetze director of media min istries The man who deeded the land for the church required that all services be conducted in German They were until The early life of Zions Kirche as the church was originally called was shaped by German traditions as well as the lifestyle of the farming community it served When the weather was nice services were conducted in an outdoor taberna cle built in 1896 Families who traveled long distances to attend often spent the entire day at church waiting for evening service before returning home Sheds with small kitchens were constructed to help with meal preparation during the afternoon Improvements to the property have been constant The sanctuary was constructed in 1872 and extended in 1893 KBEG6A 8 Bracken United Methodist Church pastor Mickey McCancUess Always listening always working for you Now Offering ART NEXTEL
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