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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                AUGUST II 2004 fV IALDZEITUNG SI FOOTBALL Despite loss New Braunfels football coach Rick Rhoades sees positives in Saturday nights game Page SA COUPON SAVE 10 Bamboo Asian Buffet offer ing 10 percent off coupon for next meal at its restaurant Page 3A i v Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 250 10 pages 1 section CK I DEARABBY 8A i High Low I 92 65 I SPORJS 1 Details6A i 5A Most Wanted breaks 200 arrests barrier By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A Seguin man wanted for assault of a public servant and several lesser violations turned himself in Friday at the Comal County Sheriffs Office If he could have pretended he didnt know he was want ed that ended Tuesday when the man was listed with a mug shot in the HeraldZeitung as one of Comal Countys Most He became the 200th criminal to be jailed after being listed in the Herald Zeitung feature since the fall of 2001 Comal Countys Most Wanted is a partnership between the newspaper the sheriffs office and New County Crime Stoppers designed to raise public awareness about wanted criminals who might be in its midst and to get them behind bars Crime Stoppers President Teresa Nitschke who also works in the sheriffs War rants Division said the pro gram had been a valuable tool Sometimes once their pictures been in the news paper they turn themselves Nitschke said They know everyones looking for For those not interested in turning themselves in Nitschke said the Most Wanted telephone number rings on a phone located in the Warrants Division When a tip comes in officers are dispatched directly We send out warrants officers or patrol officers quickly We dont want any delays while the information is still Nitschke said We make arrangements for See LIST Page 2A Man sought in stabbing incident By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SAN ANTONIO sheriffs deputies searched Monday for the man they believed stabbed a local woman no infor mation was available on her condition A Comal County Sheriffs Office offi cial said Monday deputies were searching for a 36yearold man believed to have stabbed Katherine Nash Nash 37 was driven to University Hos pital with three stab wounds two to toe chest and one to toe upper abdomen Monday hospital officials refused even to confirm Nash had been treated there I dont have any information on an official said Getting a green thumb m Sat urday in a home located in the 5100 See STABBING Page 3A Morris released from hospital to face charges By Ron Maloney StaffWriter The Colorado man wounded in a July shootout with a sheriffs deputy has been released from the taken to the Comal County Jail Comal County Sheriffs Lt Mark Reynolds said John Edward Morris 42 was booked into the jail this weekend on an attempted capital murder charge If proved toe charge is a firstdegree felony punishable by five to 95 years in state prison Bail on Morris who is also being held on assault charges from an incident in See SHOOTING Page 3A Kids in Bloom offers chance to learn about gardening other benefits Photos by MANDY David Duhan a Plant Haus nursery salesman helps teacher Gaye Slomka pick out the best vegetables Gaye Slomka picks out the best vegetable plants at the Plant Haus The Kids in Bloom program which begins in the fall teaches students lessons such as gardening nutrition and self esteem By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Its the end of summer but for some school children its just the beginning of a 12week fall gardening program Designed to meet state cur riculum standards the 12week Kids in Bloom program kicked off Saturday when 11 area teachers attended gardening classes sponsored by Comal County Master Gardeners Master Gardeners Bonnie Leitch Mary Salmdn and Sara Bruner conducted toe three hour class at toe Texas Coop erative Extension Comal Coun ty office on Hwy 46 This was one of toe largest turnouts for fall Salmon said Some people think gardening is only for toe spring so it was exciting to have 11 teachers attend toe Participating were teachers from Hoffmann Lane Elemen tary Montessori County Day School Comal Elementary Schertz Elementary Trinity Charter at Canyon Lake and Memorial Primary I think children are discon nected from knowing where their food comes said Gaye Slomka a first grade teacher at Memorial Primary Our goal is to teach them that food is connected to our envi ronment but we can also inte grate math science and lan guage Salmdn said kids also learn teamwork Some kids have probably never grown a she said But there are a lot of benefits in toe school program like learn ing interpersonal skills Plus I think gardening teaches self esteem and there are all kinds of nutrition benefits 1 doubt some children have ever eaten homegrown Salmdn said other area schools participating in the school gardening program include Cooper Country Day Care Rebecca Creek Elemen tary and Memorial Elementary Schools that want to partic ipate in toe spring gardening program should register for toe January she said Plants and seeds for Satur days training class were donat ed by Plant Haus Nurseries New Braunfels Feed and Supply and Schumachers Hill Coun try Gardens The teachers had everything they needed in way of plants to start their fall Salmon said Without toe sponsors the Kids in Bloom program could nt Weston Pach at the Plant Haus said fall gardens could include carrots beets radish es turnips cabbage lettuce and spinach Ifs too late for tomatoes and he said GardenVille founder Mal colm Beck after becoming aware of toe program and see ing the curriculum donated copies of one of his books The Bug to every participat ing school GardenVllle along with Mal donado Nursery and toe Hitch ing Post Feed will give dis counts to teachers who partic ipate in toe Kids in Bloom pro gram Master gardeners are avail able any time for consultation and visits to toe schools during toe entire gardening Salmon said Spring training for new gardens will be followed by a spring tour of the area schools that have gardens Thats when toe students get to show off the fruits of their Salmdn said teachers only need to attend garden training class once to be enrolled in toe Kids in Bloom program To remain in toe program and to receive free plants and be included in toe garden tours teachers must reregister each she said Smith receives unexpected surprise in New York on opening day By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Ask anyone who knows Bucky Smith and theyll tell you she stands out in a crowd Smith learned just how much after she arrived in New York City for the Republican National Con vention which began Mon day A year ago Smith visited a relative who lives near New York Waiting to depart for home from Newark International Airport she asked a young couple to point out where the World Trade Center had been in the New York skyline The young man did Then he told her how his father had been a police officer who was killed in the trade center ising he would become an officer himself in honor of the sacrifice his father had made Monday rushing past a police cordon Smith heard someone call her name even though she thought she didnt know anyone in New York You dont remember me do a proud young police officer said It just took a moment for Smith to remember him from the airport a year before even though he hadnt been a New York policeman then He just made it about two months Smith said We all say its a small world That just gave me So begins Smiths first ever trip to New York City Sunday after flying in she and other delegates emerged from Penn Station with tens of thousands of antiGeorge W Bush demonstrators surrounding the exit It appeared peace ful she said You dont have to worry about feeling safe Smith said Everywhere we go theres a policeman either on foot in a car or on a motorcycle every 10 15 or 20 feet You have to give your whole life story to go The delegates whose hotel Hilton New York was only five blocks from the station were herded in the other direction to avoid the demonstrators They wouldnt let us stop and talk to anyone We went See SMITH Page 2A   

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