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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas ZEITUNG SPORTS SWIMMING Swimmers practice for the City Championship Swim Meet Saturday at Landa Park Pool Pages SA FORUM LETTERS Readers respond to issues such as banning alcohol on river Ann Coulter politics and mall activities Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol IBsTNo 180 10 pages 1 section CLICK j SOt DEAR ABBY 8A 70 Chance i of Storms i High Low I 87 72 i Details6A COMICS 7A CROSSWORD A FORUM 4A oerruARiEs tA SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 8A Reaves contract not extended another year By Leigh Jones Staff Writer An evening that started out with congratulations ended with consolations Although New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimous ly approved the appointment of four new principals Monday they were divided on renewing Superintendent Ron Reaves contract In a 4 to 3 vote trustees declined to extend the contract by oneyear as previous trustees have done Trustees Paul Fisher Randy Rust Rob Johnson and Ed dark joined together to give Reaves a public vote of no confi dence fessional slap in the face to the said Sharon late Memorial Ele mentary principal The board is not representing what teach ers and administrators Tate said while Reaves still had two years left on his cur rent contract the boards deci sion was tantamount to firing him Reaves came to NBISD in 1997 with a three year contract In January 2000 the board vot ed to extend the contract to June 2003 Every year after that trustees extended the contract another year Reaves currently earns per year Administrators said they were blindsided by the boards deci sion especially after Reaves delivered a balanced budget Were said Leigh Ann Dees Lamar Primary prin cipal Hes done everything the board asked Our superin tendent is doing his The boardroom was full of teachers and administrators on hand to congratulate the new See REAVES Page 3A Program offers people chance to improve health while having fun By Leigh Jones Staff Writer More than 100 New Braunfels residents are on the move to improve their health Some are running in place some are running in circles and some are Sweatin to the The flurry of activity is part of New Braunfels in a healthy living pro grain sponsored by the Womens Chant ber ot GOmmetce and the McKenna Glub The program started June 1 and runs through the end of August Deborah Chapman president of the womens chamber said the goal of the program was lifestyle change We are encouraging TO JOIN NEW people to learn to IN incorporate exercise into their routines and c eat balanced nutri McKenna Club or tional meals she said Call the New Chapman and fellow Braunfels chamber member Womens Ames were inspired by Chamber of Gov Rick Perrys Texas 3t Roundup The fitness initiative strives to combat rising obesity and diabetes Were challenging everyone in New Braunfels to get said Ames who is a nutritionist and personal trainer Participants receive an ideal weight and body fat percentage recommendation from the McKenna Club when they sign up for tiie program They also are required to submit to monthly weighins and body fat perqentage checks At the end of August McKenna will award a oneyear membership to the person who makes the most progress Monthly prizes donated by local busi nesses will be awarded to participants who lose the most body fat lose the most weight and participate in the most chambersponsored group activ ities Group activities including walks and aerobics classes are scheduled through out June New calendars will be available each month at the McKenna club We hope the group activities will help people get a feel for what it takes to get active Ames said Both Ames and Chapnwn said they were surprised at the number of people men and women who have signed up I think people just wait for someone to organize something like Ames said Everyone is so excited about MANDY Deborah Chapman uses the Body Fat Analyzer while Kelly Bonewald a fitness specialist at the McKenna Club monitors her readings Tracking their progress Four participants have agreed to let HeraldZeitung readers follow their progress We will publish McKennas recommended weight loss and body fat percentage loss numbers for each person Every month we will check in with them and update their numbers Deborah Aelvoet numbers still pending Aelvoet a young mother of two joined New Braunfels in Motion at the prompting of her neighbor I just had a baby last Aelvoetsaid Duringthepregnan Aelvoet said her condition was an eyeopener because diabetes runs in her family Aelvoet plans to walk for her main source of exercise She said it would be convenient because it was some thing she could do with her kids I will push my baby and my 3yearold wiU ride her she said During her met ftith a nutri tionist and plans on continuing to follow that diet plan She said she would watch her carbohydrate sugar and protein intake Deborah Chapman 11 percent body fat 31 pounds Chapman blames her son and her busy schedule for her weight problems My son is 19 and Im still car rying around 20 pounds from when I was pregnant with she said Chapman who coowns a pool supply and main tenance company with her husband said she planned on swimming a lot during the threemonth program She also plans to work out at home vvithan exercise video As for food chicken is on the menu Til be eating grilled chicken salads and fruit for three she said I dont have time to Vera Anderson 26 percent body fat 55 pounds Anderson said she had a simple reason for joining New Braunfels in Ive got a preat and dynam ic personality and I need a body to go with she said Andersons hair salon Jenesis is sponsoring the programs Sweatin to the Oldies group event every Friday In addition to jumping around with Richard Simmons Anderson said she plans on walking to get fit Exercise is only one part of Andersons regimen I will be changing a bad habit everyone has not eating Anderson said Im going to stay away from fried foods and focus on low carbs and more protein Ive also increased my water Jack Lopez 13 percent body fat 39 pounds Lopez has a small bet with fellow program participant Chapman to add extra moti vation for his weight loss goals We have a wager on who can lose more he said The loser has to buy the winner Lopez said he wanted to lose weight because extra pounds were not good at his age Because he works almost all daylight hours at Schlitterbahn Lopez must get up at 5 every day to make it to the gym for his workout He said he also plans on walking as much as he can lopezs diet is based on several popular low carb plans Meek proposed civic center would benefit both cities Ran Mafcmoy Staff Writer SAN MARCOS Local officials studying a new civic center will con sider in their planning a convention adjacent 250plus suite hotel The New Braunfels Qvic Center built in 1971 is at square j mt to rJiue public Thursday Last week San Marcos city and feriliiy bpijw 15 ffifflps up Interstate 35 Essentially a single room and tafeby with no break out modate only one meeting or event at a time and has long been consid ered inadefluate The Greater New Braunfels Chambfr of CQmnnpiTp manages the New Bfauofefo facility President Michael Meek lays us most attractive out a mJJioa squarefoot Owe Center can as twa years in advance er communities A possible upscale housing devel opment and 18lioJe golf course con sidered for an adjacent site would push me San Mar cos proiecf sprice tag to million and create a des tination resort San Marcos officials believe would he a linchpin of the citys cevitalization plans for down See CfNTU Page 3A Garinger to take over at high school By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict will have four newprincipals July 1 but only one is new to the district Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to elevate three existing employ ees to principal positions Memorial intermediate Principal Debbie Garinger will take over the reigns of New Braunfels High School Garinger said she was sad to leave the school she helped start six years ago but was thrilled to stay with the district The good thing is I know the people here and the she said It will be neat to be reunited with the families Ive worked with before Next years jun iors are the first fifthgraders that came through Memorial Garinger also said she was not daunted by the thought of following unpopular principal Ricky Williams Some good things happened last she said Discipline will continue School is about One of Garingers fust assignments as principal will be to replace Assistant Prin cipal Robert Rodriguez who will leave the high school to become OakRun Sixth Grade Center principal See PRINCIPAL Page 3A Police searching for suspect in attempted kidnapping case From staff reports New Braunfels police are looking for someone believed to have attempted to kidnap a 4yearold girl early Fri day Police Lt Mike Rust said the incident occurred at about 2 Friday at a home on Country Club Circle Someone evidentially entered the home and went to the bedroom of a 4 yearold Rust said We believe the intent was to take her because they placed duct tape over her The girl awakened pried the tape loose and screamed awakening her mother Rust said Whoever attempted to take the girl escaped the home without leaving any signs of forced entry Rust said The girl described what she thought was a Rust said It could have been a male with long hair We havent ruled that Bust said the incident remains under investigation
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