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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                DONT FORGET WIZARD OP 02 Tickets are on sale for the March performances of New Braunfels Theatre Companys The Wizard of Page 6A SPORTS PERFECTIONIST SVMS soccer player Marcey Morales strives for perfection as she tries to lead the Rangers to the state playoffs Paga SA New Braunfels and Comaf County since 1SB1 Vol 153 No 90 DEARABBY SA TO pages 1 section vfrnttrt M vtvt WWW Kfllfl I 6 w 6 I High Lew gmstmi 68 43 Details 6A dry t 1 H Prom Staff and Wire Rei NEWORLEANSABuh ft man who fell 20 during Gras party at the Superdome diea early Sunday during surgery offi cials said Maxine Gartman 49 was standing on her frontrow chair on a spectator platform Saturday night when she fell over a railing surrounding the platform Superdome spokesman Bill Curl said has lived in Texas reaped for beads or trinkets thrown toward the platform by parade elers According to investigators she was inside the Superdome on a plat form built for spectators over the Plaza Level when she Accardo believe she was possibly on a chair reaching for a nan was taken by ambulance during emerigency surgery at Sunday Accardo said The platform had been inspected by fire safety officials twice in the two days preceding the party and was deemed safe Curl said Gartmans death was the second connected to the week of parades leading up to the raucous revelry of Mardl Gras or Fat Tuesday She was among about peo ple EndymionExtravagan which began after the Endymion parade snaked its way through the city The celebration featuring LeAnn Rimes the Neville Brothers and Cowboy Mouth was a private party for people who helped fund the parade and their guests The party was halted briefly when Gartmanfell Feb 18 teenagers shooting at each other hit four other people in a crowd of people watching a parade killing one of them Four teenagers were arrested and charged with sec onddegree murder Staff Writer Ron Maloney con tributed to this report FRONT and CENTER GMc center study approved By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil approved a con vention center study Monday The second phase of the study would cost an addi tional The feasibility study will be conducted by Conventions Sports Leisure Internation al a Minneapolis firm Bill Krueger CSL president said his company has com pleted feasibility studies for over 350 cities District 3 Councilwoman Gale Pospisil said Monday she supported the study Ive had a number of peo ple call me and said we shouldnt be spending that kind of money on another she said But Id rather spend on finding out See NEW STUDY Page 2A Early voters eet in touch St v fr t B new DAVID OakRun Sixth Grade Center student Tilli Lynch prepares a meal at the school cafeteria about once a month for her family Lynch prepared stir fry and chicken fried rice for her parents Patti and Pat Lynch Getting a true measure of an education By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Otillia Tilli Lynch OakRun Sixth Grade Center student has developed a taste for math and science helping prepare food in the school cafeteria Tilli is a special needs student whose reading and math skills at about the secondgrade level Her sweet enthusiasm and have enchanted the cafeteria and school staff So when Tilli approach ed the cafeteria manager for cooking lessons earlier this school year he could not say She was the very first student to ever do said FranJae Hernan dez who has been OakRuns cafete ria manager for six years TilUs unique request and situation encouraged school administrators to think outside the box They decided to let Tilli help cook a meal about once a month for her family She measures and mixes while Hernandez cuts and cooks guiding her Friday the pair made stir fry and chicken fried rice Tp was wearing her chefs hat and blue apron all provided by Hernan dez He also bought her a set of mea suring cups and spoons Wheres your fourth cup Her nandez asked Tilli would take a few seconds to exam each of the measuring cups once or twice before discovering the See SPICIAL CHIP Page 2A By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A new era in Comal County elections opened Monday with the use of compu terized touchscreen voting machines The machines will be used county wide beginning in 2006 as required under the Help America Vote Act which was passed in the wake of the Florida 2000 presidential election recount fiasco County officials reported a record turnout for the first day of early and no problems with the new machines which include a laptoplike screen on which voters cast ballots by touching buttons that correspond to their choices We had a really good turnout for the first said county Elections Coordi See EARLY VOTING Page 2A 2004 I Primary Election Tuesday March 9 I Early voting in per son 8 am to weekdays through March 5 Room 104 first floor courthouse I Early voting tem porary branch Garden Ridge Municipal Complex 9357 Schoenthal Road Garden Ridge 10 to 7 Thursday Ash Wednesday services mark beginning of Lent By Scott Mahon Stiff Writer Most New Braunfels churches Ash Wednesday services in con junction with the beginning of Lent Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Uru a season of spiritual disfiplinP and fasting In tte em Christian liturgical year it occurs 40 days before Good Friday Lent is a season of spiritual growth and preparation for 6as said HarolciSassman associate pastor at First United Metho4ist Lent we take a hard look at our selves in order for our sins to die and in order that we be raised with Christ on Sts Peter and UUT Page 3A the sign of the Cross to the foreheads of Betty Rippbie left andRusty Brandt AaHWIDNtSDAYSfltVICIfc First Protestant Church 172 W Coll Street 6 and 7 First United Methodist Church 572 West San Antonio Street 7 and 7 St Johns Episcopal Church 312 South Guenther Street noon and 7 St Pauls Lutheran Church 181 South Santa Clara Avenue noon and 7 II Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church 386 North 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