Thursday, August 26, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY AUGUST SPORTS BATTLING BACK Cougars overcome a laundry list of Injuries to make it back on the field in time for the season opener Page 7A since 1852 GUEST COLUMN Jan Kotylo laments the lack of common courtesy of drivers navigating around Main Plaza Page 4A 14 pages 2 sections CLICK 8 Partly cloudy High Low 97 77 1 i Details 1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A 3B Man arrested on charge of child sex assault By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE A 28 yearold Canyon Lake man is being held on charges of sexually abusing a young girl Comal County Sheriffs detective Jim Rose said David Andrew Crum was arrested Aug 19 at his work place and booked into Guadalupe County Jail charged with aggravated sex ual assault of a child If proven the allegation is a firstdegree felony punish able by between 5 and 99 years in state prison Crum was transferred to the Comal County Jail Tues day His bail is Rose said a Canyon Lake resident allegedy Aug 19 that Crum had sexually abused a female child An initial report was made a patrol officer was sent out there and the patrol sergeant called Rose said Child Protective Services was contacted and the vic tim was taken to a San Anto nio hospital for evaluation by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Rose said The following day the vic tim was interviewed at the Center for Child Protection in Austin Rose said and the investigation indicated the child had been sexually assaulted Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Bill Schroeder issued the warrant for Crums arrest and set bail Rose said Athletes tackling heat STAYING HYDRATED Drink according to a schedule based on indi vidual fluid Drink before during and after practices and Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water or sports drinks with 6 to 8 per cent carbohy drate concentra tions two to three hours Drink another 7 to 10 ounces of water or sports drink 10 to 20 minutes before exercise Drink early by the time youre thirsty youre already dehy drated In general every 10 to 20 minutes drink at least 7 to 10 ounces of water or sports drink to maintain hydration and remember to drink beyond your thirst Drink fluids based on the amount of sweat and urine loss Within two hours drink enough to replace any weight loss from exercise Drink approxi mately 20 to 24 ounces of sports drink per pound of weight loss Dehydration usually occurs with a weight loss of 2 percent of body weight or more Courtesy UIL football manual DAVID Smithson Valley Middle School seventh grade football player Eric Nelson takes a break from practice to get a drink of water from a homemade water fountain running along the practice fields fence Wednesday afternoon A player from the school who collapsed during practice Tuesday remains in stable condition in a San Antonio hospital Schools make water constantly available to hydrate students By Leigh Jones Staff Writer A Smithson Valley Middle School student remains in sta ble condition at North Cen tral Baptist Hospital after col lapsing during football prac tice Tuesday said Comal Inde pendent School District offi cials The 13yearold was semi conscious when paramedics airlifted him torn the Softball field with a possible heat related injury Smithson Valley High School Athletic Director Larry Hill who oversees all coaches working in the high schools feeder pattern said heatrelat ed injuries were uncommon thanks to better education This is pretty unusual because todays athletes are in better condition than ever he said Kids and parents awareness is better but the possibility is always Heat injuries range from exhaustion to heatstroke According to the University Scholastic League UIL foot ball manual all heatrelated illnesses are preventable Water loss replacement is key The days when coaches withheld water during prac tice are long gone Now stu dents can get a drink when ever they want one Water is constantly avail Hill said The kids dont even have to ask when they want a Coaches also allow two fiveminute breaks during practice to give students the chance to cool off Larry Eblen with the National Weather Service said heat conditions Tuesday were uncomfortable but not unusually high was nowhere near any he said But we had high dew points See HEAT Page 3A Embattled company shuffles leadership By Ron Maloney Staff Writer In the midst of trying times the citys largest private employer the Scooter Store announced Wednesday a new president freeing founder and CEO Doug Harrison to work to restore the companys growth Harrison named Mike Pfister vice president for information technologies president Tuesday afternoon Ecstatic wouldnt be a good enough adjective to describe how I feel for the opportunity to lead the next stage of the Scooter Stores Pfister said Pfister began his career at the Scooter Store in 2003 Scooter Store Executive Vice President for Marketing Dan Gibbens said Pfister brought to the post indepth experience in managing busi nesses faced with wide revenue and pro duction swings Before coming to New Braunfels Pfis ter spent a quarter century in the ener gy industry at ARCO Atlantic Richfield and Haliburton Pfister said his appointment was intended to free up Harrison to bring the Scooter Store to the next level of providing services to seniors Doug is an entrepreneur supreme He is a great strategic thinker and is fan tastic at stepping back looking at the macro situation and saying This is what we need to Pfister said Doug is enthusiastic about finding the next great thing for the Scooter Store to do for sen ior citizens This will give him a chance to incubate ideas spend a little time researching and talking to other people and other The appointment came one day after Harrison met with employees and reportedly laid out an impassioned and optimistic vision for the future of New Braunfels largest yearround private employer See SCOOTER Page 3A City names charter committee By Scott Mahon StaffWriter For the first time since 1995 the New Braunfels city charter will be revised and updated with recommendations from a committee appointed by city council Any changes or amendments to the charter must be approved by voters and a special election could be sched uled for May The charter review committee which was appointed in June met for the first time TUesday and elected officers John Lovett was elected president Monroe Miller was elected vice presi dent and Veronica Bomiie Sartozi was elected secretary Other members are Ramon Chapa Paul Finley Mike Norris and Jack Ohlrich The committee was briefed by City Attorney Charlie Zech and City Manag er Chuck Pinto We gave them information about home rule charters and a copy of our Zech said Zech said any changes to the charter should be made to update the charter with state laws or to change language that isnt clear I eiriajrMx1 that amending the chatter See CHARTER Page 3A Water worries surface over Comal Springs flow rates By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SAN ANTONIO An ini tiative to revisit the flow requirements of Comal Springs could threaten Guadalupe River a million pipeline project to bring more water to San Antonio In July San Antonio Water Supply President and Chief Executive Officer Leonard Young sent a letter to the Fish and Wildlife Service ask ing the agency reconsider the minimum flow requirements in the Comal Springs and San Marcos Springs both of which contribute to Guadalupe Riv er flows The minimums 200 cubic feetpersecond in New Braunfels and 100 cfs in San Marcos are the basis of a fed eral court case that resulted in the formation in the early See SPRINGS Page 3A Check out on the web at MILLER ft MILLER 6253000 186S DowntownNewBraunfela