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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 9, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY MAVQ 2004 f HFR AT r JL G COUPONS SAVE OVER Find deals on tires transmission work barbecue dinners Christian Science books and more Save over from Smart Source coupons alone Inside SPORTS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 WARMUP Its a veritable battle of the blues as Smithson Valley and New Braunfels tune up their skills before playoffs begin Page IB Vol 153 No 165 32 pages 4 sections i wwwr Partly cloudy High Low 85 63 Details3B DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS ec 10 4C 4C 4A 3A 1B WC Beer bong ban draft on tap for city debate By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will debate beer bongs again Monday when council considers a proposed ordinance pro hibiting the use of volume drinking However District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine who first brought the beer bong issue up may have difficulty getting the ordinance past the first reading Some council members feel the issue already has attracted too much attention Its unfortunate the issue has gotten so much publicity FRONT and CENTER AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels City Council When Monday Where Munici pal Building 424 Castell Ave because of one said District 2 Councilman Larry Alexander Its been unnecessary publicity and it needs to go he wouldnt supportthe proposed ordinance An ordinance like that would be a bur den to the Alexander said Besides we already have ordi nances on the books that deal with dis orderly behavior on the rivers and in the parks And the police recognize disor derly and drunken behavior and have See DRINKING Page 7 A Guzzlin DAVID NGRAJWHeraldZeaung Rick Brauchle fills the tank of his Oldsmobile Friday at the Champ No 4 store off Loop 337 where prices were almost per gallon With prices soaring at least one resident thinks its time to saddle up the By Ron Malonay Staff Writer Rick Brauchle has a big old comfort able 1980s Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme It gets the Spring Branch res ident where he needs to be and virtual ly floats over the road And as the old joke goes its bigblock V8 engine is fast enough to pass any thing out there except the gas sta tion With gas prices at record levels and approaching a gallon thats getting to be a problem Its Im going to have to saddle up my donkey if it gets any Brauchle said He put worth of Chevron gas going over what he intended to spend because he was the car Friday at Harry Patels Champ No 4 store near New Braunfels High School off Loop 337 At a gallon that wasnt much fuel for a big old land yacht The prices hurt Brauchle who works renovating houses So far hes been able to afford the gas he needs but he does nt know where the prices will stop ris ing Perhaps no one else does either Economists travel professionals whole salers and service station operators all say they dont know how high fuel costs will go But with Memorial Day and the summer travel season approaching and demand for gasoline higher than ever See GAS Page 9A Pain at the pump NEW BRAUNFEIS REGULAR GAS PRICES as of Saturday pit Teyapg loop 397 and River Road Cham p 4 loop 337 near Texas 46 m Murphy VWVIart San Antpnio and Chaatnut Avenue tout Common Street Rk LOWEST MP owr record up cwte JtAt AHA lAfAALr cuukl 7 i 9V WSffWWf 694 up Jwr record set April 17 1 Arizona Holiday brings mom no break from worry By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Part of a mothers job description is to worry about her children but mothers of servicemen and women have more to worry about than most Debbi Haecker is getting a good dose of worry for Mothers Day In a few weeks Debbis son Travis a Marine reservist wiU leave for deployment in Iraq When he was a senior at New Braunfels High School he joined tfie Marines and I talked him out of Haecker said She could not talk Travis out of his desire to be a soldier and after a few years playing football for the University of Mary HardinBaylor he joined the Marine Reserves Travis was in infantry school when the Sept 11 2001 attacks occurred Several months later his unit based in Austin was activated and sent to Cuba I remember when I took him to the airport to leave for Haecker said i could hardly drive home after drop ping him This time the anxiety is much worse NBISD trustees may clear purchase of heart shockers See Page 7A QAV10 Debbi Haeckers spa Travis a Marine reservist will leave in a few weeks for deployment in IraqHaecker says she plans on sending lots of packages to her son By Leigh Staff Writer New Braunfels Indepen dent School District Board of Trustees will hear a shock ing presentation Monday night when the Health Advi sory Committee reports on efforts to acquire Automated External Defibrillators AED for all school campuses An AED automatically ana lyzes the heart rhythm of someone in sudden cardiac arrest and advises the rescuer through computerized voice instructions when to push a button to deliver a potentially lifesaving shock to the victim according to the National Cen ter for Early Defibrillation Dean Laird New Braunfels High School head athletic trainer and committee mem ber said heart attacks among young athletes have become more common although none have occurred in New Braunfels There have been some highprofile cardiac episodes in athletics over the last few Laiid said There were two high school football play ers one in Luling and one in Houston who might have benefited from the use of an Laird said athletic sponsors who are required to have first aid certification should have See Page 7A TUNNELLINSURANCE HOME AUTO
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