New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 19, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 19, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas Jf WTONfSDAY MAY 19 2004 ZEITUNG SPORTS PERFECT AIM New Braunfels Quinn Koelfgen strives for perfection whether on the pitchers mound or leading the marching band Page 811 Se MOLLY IVIMS Syndicated columnist says its time to put the fate of Iraq into the hands of international authorities 4A CL ving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 163 No 163 14 pages 2 sections ICK 500 www Partly cloudy High Low 89 69 Details 2B DEAR ABBY COMICS CftOS FORUM 01 SPOfl Attorney Killing tied to Mexican Mafia By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Prosecutors Tuesday said defendant John A Hernandez was trying to collect a Mexi can Mafia debt when Pablo Esquivel was stabbed to death in 2002 Hernandez 32 is standing trial before 207th judicial Dis trict Judge Jack Robison charged with organized crim inal murder in Esquivels April killing Prosecutor Joe Soane and defense attorney Glen Peter son made their opening state ments Tuesday Soane alleged Hernandez knowingly partic ipated in the crime as the driver on an organised crime collection run Peterion coun tered that his client did not know his two alleged accom plices Santiago C my Suarez 34 ajid Daniel Campos Correa 35 to harm Esquivel Correa pleaded guilty to murder Monday to avoid trial in exchange for an 11year razy Jim sentence id Daniel A blood print in the shape intended of a knife blade found on Her German film tells of local history By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Dorothy Wersterfers story of how her family came to America in 1845 with Prince Carl von SolmsBraunfels will be televised in Germany next year Wersterfer and other long time New Braunfels families whose ancestors immigrated to the United States in the 1800s will be included in a fourpart television docu mentary The TV series is nandezs shoris when he was arrested was aj DNA match for Esquivel Soahe said Soane the sus pects had several thousand See KILLING Page 3A fels this week by German film maker Fritz Baumann Baumann who filmed Wer sterfer Tuesday at Conserva tion Plaza said he began working on his documentary almost two years ago His company Engstfeld Film Produktion was hired by a German TV company to produce the documentary We started in New York and Pennsylvania in he said We did a tremendous amount of research before we began filming and then we wrote the script So far weve filmed German families in Missouri New York Pennsyl vania and After the documentary is aired in Germany the Discov ery Channel may televise it Baumann said I dont know when that might happen but we will send the New Braunfels chamber of commerce a copy of the film when weve fin he said Tuesday Baumann inter viewed and filmed BUI Kret zmeier of SchumannsvlUe Kretzmeiers ancestors came to New Braunfels in 1845 My great grandfather on NBISDraip extracurricular fees up to MANDY Bors German filmmaker Fritz Baumann looks into the monitor while Hans Jakobi and Hoelter film an old map of New Braunfels Tuesday morning at the Sophienburg Museum They were making a documentary about German immigration to the United States i See FILM Page 3A talked to some local families who traced their ancestry back to the towns founding DID YOU KNOW Pertussis is a bacterial infec tion with cokHike iind By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Parents with children in New Braunfels High School will pay more for extracur ricular activities next year The standard fee will be and the fee for students on the free or reduced lunch program will be Although the administra tions recommendation was to keep two fees Trustee Ed Clark said he wanted to do away with any fee for stu dents in the free or reduced lunch program I think its a mistake to go after the lower dollars he said I would like to elimi nate any fees for those chil Clark said he was con cerned principals had no guidelines for what fees they could waive when necessary Trustee Lee Edwards said principals should not be tied down by Sstrict policy when bestowing waivers Every principal knows when to give a waiver based on what is appropriate for each he said Edwards also said the schools would lose the abili ty to identify students for the free or reduced lunch pro gram if there was not a lower fee they might qualify for If families not in the free or reduced lunch program feel they are close to making thelowet fee payment they might be more likely to accept he said Students must apply for the lunch program for which the district receives outside funding based on the num ber of students receiving the benefit Clark said he was still See MBISD Page 3A Presentation part of public hearing By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Senior Flexonics Pathway officials are scheduled to make a public presentation tonight before the New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corp 4B board After the public hearing which begins at at the Municipal Building 424 Castett the board will vote on in financial incentives for the company In executive session May 3 the 4B board discussed giv ing to the company to train new employees Senior Flexonics Pathway manufactures metal and fab ric expansion joints used in the petrochemical and nuclear industries Company officials have announced plans to expand the New Braunfels operation The company met already with chamber offi cials with city officials and with the 4B Matt Harrison 4B board presi dent said We discussed a See 4B Page 3A 1 In severe cases it causes severe coughing fits that make breathing difficult It is very serious tor infants some tones fetal i Cases are treated 1 Prevent transmit coughingQr snewing on oth ers and vwth fre quent hand Whooping cough cases noted earlier this year By Leigh Staff Writer Comal County is experienc ing a rnUd outbreak of pertus sis also known as whopping Karon Preiss head nurse for the countys health depart said there was no cause far alarm but she wanted to make the nubjjc Preiss said an outbreak this early in the yeaj was unusual to 2003 no cases of pertussis were reported in Comal Coun ty in May and only two were reported in June Forty were reported in September and 11 In April we had six said Preiss the first two weeks of May we have bad another sjx Withl2casesinaraonth andahaM we wanted to alert the community to watch for signs of tte Preiss said Pertussis isabacterial infec tion wftb coytike symptoms that causes strong coughing fits in severe cases It is easily passed through the air Although it is vaccinepre ventable the vaccine is only administered to babies and young children Because immunity wears off in adolescence teenage chil dren and adults are more sus ceptible to the disease Pertus sis frequently moves through schools where it is easily trans At the beginning of May three Memorial Iruenoediate students were diagnosed with pertussis To prevent any new cases Preiss said parents of nonim munized infants should keep their children at hojne She also said people with coughs should ask their doctor for a pertussis test Anyone who has been in f npyti antibiotics as a preventative We dont want people to panic hut we dont want them to get sick she said Check us out on the web at 188 S CaatotI Downtown New Braunfols ;