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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas ItST AVAILABLE COW SPORTS BUILDING Hill FUTURE Former Nil tennis star Lauren Walker hopes to ace an engi neering degree Page 5 FORUM GUEST COLUMN Canyon Lake resident Jim Fitzgerald writes that America is broke and spiraling toward its eventual collapse Page 4 Serving New Braunfeis and Comal County since 1852 V6I 163 No 98 10 pages 1 section WWW Mostly cloudy High Low 74 51 FORUM SPORTS TV GRIDS 7 4 i 8 i FRONT and CENTER Program teaches middleschoolers career choices Flexonics to expand operations Canyon Middle School eighthgrader Ian Fowler gets a kick out of operating a street sweeper under the watchful eye of city employee Bennie Gutierrez while participating in Shadow Day Wednesday morning Although Fowler enjoyed his ride he says he would rather become a helicopter pilot By Pylan Jim6nez Staff Writer LocaJ eighthgraders got the chance to get an inside view of more than 45 different busi nesses Wednesday Shadqw Day a Greater New Braunfeis Chamber of Com merce program in its 15th year helps students consider career choices before they enter high school Ashley Dzuik a Canyon Middle School student visited Creek VieVvyeterinary Clinic Although she is not sure she wants to be a veterinarian she got the scenes tour of animal care Mike Doherty a an at the clinic said he had seen manyShadow Day stu dents come through the clin ic doors during past sey era pars deter mined to become vets some left determined not to The Canyon Middle School students Ashley Dzuik right and Clarissa Morales spent the day at work with veterinarian Mike Doherty Wednesday as part of a program thatexposes students to various career options You can learn more about the jobs you never thought about doing Ewing said Ewing and dozens of other Students toured city hall and got to climb into garbage thinks fire trucks and even a street sweeper They learned about the voting process and participated in a mock city councttrneeting Kris tarvin a NBMS stu dent decided he didnt want to be a firefighter but thought he might want to be mayor You can do a lot more tWngs in the he said the program helps students make those choices said Rita Kaufmann chamber staff member in charge of the event It gives students a reallife ow Day is that it introduces area schools them to the idea of a work Students also visited retail Doherty said manufacturing banking It gives them a taste of what health care government and learning experience whether theyre looking customer service businesses it is with a business they are The chambers Business Kim Ewing a interested in or Kauf opportunity to see for them Education Partnership Com dent toured Newfraunfels mann said How do you selves makes Shadow Day raittee sponsors the Shadow city services the know what career path to important he said Day in the spring andfell with variety of careers local gov choose if you havent been The nice thing about Shad eighthgrade students from eminent offers exposed to a variety By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Senior Flexonics Pathway announced it will expand its New Braunfeis operations and invest million in capital equipment addition al manufacturing space and 50 to 60 new jobs An independent division of Senior Operations Inc of the United Kingdom the company is the worlds largest designer and manu facturer of expansion joints and dampers Senior Flexonics controller Carl Armbrister said the company is consolidating its manufacturing capabilities We actually approved this decision several years ago prior to he said But it got put on hold Were con solidating our manufactur ing plants in New Braunfeis and Oakridge and relocating to New Senior Flexonics Pathway manufactures metal and fab ric expansion joints used in the petrochemical refining process and in coal and nuclear power generation plants See FLEXONICS Page 3 acres jettisoned from04 annexation By Scott Mahon The New Braunfeis Planning Com mission eliminated acres from acres considered for annexation this year The largest tract eliminated was a acre tract on the Word Ranch adjacent to Loop 337 The city can annex no more than 30 percent of its total acreage Currently there are acres inside the city limits Before Tuesdays meeting the com mission was looking at a total of acres for annexation including acres not annexed in 2001 and 2003 said Jocelyn Murphy city planner The commission is looking at the See ANNEXATION Page 2 AT A GLANCE n Infor mation are avail able on the citys Web site at under planning commission and annexation A public hearing takes place with the planning commission Aprils City council will first discuss annexation May 10 with public hearings set for July 14 and 26 The final vote on the 2004 annex ation is set for Sept 27 pmms news FIRE RULED ARSON LAST WE KNEW Amy LAST WE KNEW A Feb Lauren Baumaa 17 was 24 fire destroyed the Watts reported missJng since Sat Lane Canyon Late home ufdav UTWT Comal County ing tad Bai Beuman the fire was intentiisnalJy NEXT Party chair Local Demos will unite By Uigh Staff Writer WMJoJm Edwards officially out of the raee tor the Democratic presidential nomination John Kerry can focus his attention on wooing the nation in November But Atajiacio Nacho Campos Comal County Qernocratic Party chainiian is concentratuigoji Tuesdays primary WestiJJhaveanuniberofnameson come together behind Senator Kerry I think the Democratic party in Texas as well as the nation is united to heat Mr he said We still feel the sting of losing the last Campos believes the most important issue in the campaign will be jote Now that Democrats have unofficially picted their candidate Mfr centers on Kellys running raate Campos has no gut feeling about that choice but acknowledges the runner up has been a car lidate but he believes Texas democrats will Campos sal wouJdhavetoheapossM
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