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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas COUPONS SAVE OVER Find loads of savings in this issue with coupons from trans mission shops drug stores and Smart Source Inside NBISD calls tax year vote By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will vote on the tax year change Monday night The decision was unexpected because trustees previously had delayed a deci sion until May 10 I was surprised to learn it was on the but I feel like we got a lot of questions answered at the last said trustee Rob Johnson Trustee Lee AT A GLANCE I What NBISD called board meeting I When Monday I Where Edu cation Center board room 430 W Mill St Edwards said there were no more ques tions requiring fur ther delay although if there were the board likely would wait another week The general feeling is that there is enough information in everyones hands to make a he said If there are any serious objections I think we will hold the Board President Jorge Maldonado said he did fidf believe further delay would be necessary See VOTE Page 9A Businesses considering expansion By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corporation 4B board Monday will consider offering financial incentives to two local companies officials said One of the com panies is consider ing a fairly signifi cant said Matt Harrison AT A GLANCE I What New Braunfels 4B board I When I Where Muni cipal Building 424 S Castell Ave 4B president Harrison said both companies were planning to expand Although the other companys plans arent as significant in terms of expan sion it will mean more he said The 4B board is allowed by state law to See EXPANSION Page 9A SUNDAY RAL MAY 2 2004 FOR A Kiii Kinrcyn 80UTHWBT F OR SPORTS I County since 1852 HOOPIN IT UP Neither rain nor wind nor cooler temps could keep these kids off the court for a good cause Pago IB Vol 153 No 149 34 pages 2 sections CK www n Mostly sunny High Low 74 47 Details3B DEAR ABBY 8C CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 6C CROSSWORD 8C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 74C FRONTand CENTER V V The thing that won the judges over was my explanation of blood splatter and blood J DRINA CHIAFULLO CHS senior and criminal justice student student Photos by DAVID Above Canyon High School senior Elise Keoghan left gathers evidence at the scene of a murder as Samantha Jaimes and Drina Chiafullo look on The trio recently took top honors at a state crime investigation competition Top Chiafullo a senior examines a shell casing Class competition inspire crimefighting career choices Elise Keoghan and her fellow CSI investigators are issued plastic guns belts and handcuffs By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The three investigators leaning over the body made a surprising discovery This guys carrying illegal said Drina Chiafullo Chiafullo and teammates Samantha Jaimes and Elise Keoghan make up Canyon High Schools crime scene investiga tion team The girls took first place out of 20 teams in the Skills USA VICA Vocation and Industrial Clubs of America state competition in Fort Worth The thing that won the judges over was my explanation of blood splatter and blood Chiafullo said During the competition the team had 30 minutes to collect 21 pieces of evidence from a staged crime scene We also had 30 minutes to write reports and collect finger Keoghan said Each team member was assigned one judge who walked through the scene with her asking questions about her approach and collection methods As the responding Chi Smith touts new Medicare cards By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Congressman Lamar Smith RSan Antonio said at a town meeting Saturday that seniors with Medicare would be able to enroll for prescription drug discount cards beginning Monday Smith held a onehour town meeting Saturday at Memorial Intermediate School in New Braunfels With the new cards Medicare beneficiaries will receive discounts on pre scription drugs and low income beneficiaries may receive an additional to pay for their prescription medicines The temporary discount drug program begins June land ends Dec All Medicare beneficiar ies except those who See MilMCMt Page 9A afullo had to detain a suspect at the scene with the handcuffs hanging from her fake gun belt Criminal Justice teacher Steve Parker said the practical experi ence his students got from role playing scenarios prepared them for a career as law enforcement officers They get a mixture of applica tion and handson he said We can talk for weeks but often it doesnt click until they actually do To keep their skills sharp the team processes a mock crime See SLEUTHS Page 10A Cong ressman Lamar Smith talks with a small group gath ered during a town meeting Saturday morning at Memorial Intermediate School DAVID MILLER ft MILLER Check us out on the web at 6253000 188 S CaatollAve Downtown New Braunfels
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