Thursday, October 7, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER ERALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Coming off a difficult Smithson Valley plays at San Antonio Page 7A FORUM Hoss Boyd writes about how our Reserve mem bers deserve includ ing the Pago 4A 282 14 2 sections CLICK 70 chance of storms High Low 79 66 Details 1B DEARABBY II COMICS 21 CROtWVORDM FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS H Man arrested in 30yearold killing case By Ron Maloney Staff Writer McQUEENEY It was an beatup RV behind a home in the 100 block of Hideaway Lane 30 years rn and miles removed from a As it turned out for David De La three decades wasnt long enough and Hide away Lane wasnt far enough to keep Ohio lawmen from reaching out to touch him with a little help here in Seguin spokesman Rafael Aviles said police Detective John San Miguel and Texas Ranger Dwayne Goll arrested De La Cruz 30 years and a day after the shooting of Ronald Hen of Toledo at De La Cruz is being held without bail on an aggravated murder The Lucas County Cold Case Unit called Officer San Miguel from and told him they were looking for a David De La Aviles San Miguel said the call seemed to come out of They said we have a cold and we believe the suspect might be in your San Miguel They See Page 3A TECHNICAL STUDIES Flu vaccinations to be given based on health risks Photos by DAVID Central Texas Technology Center automotive instructor Ken Flores explains to student Samantha Balderas 17 how the clutch on a vehicle works during Automotive technology dual credit course at CTTC teaches basics of car repair By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Samantha Balderas is the only person in class wearing high but she is not shy about elbowing her fellow stu dents out of the way to get a better look under the hood of the latest class Balderas is the only girl in the new Central Texas Tech nology Center automotive technology dual credit Every weekday the 17yearold Navarro High School senior joins 15 boys from Seguin and New Braunfels high schools to learn the basics of car When the students gradu they will be prepared to take good jobs as entry level All the students will have a general idea of the automo said instructor Kenny They will be able to do tuneups and oil and tire Balderas is not really inter ested in doing maintenance tasks she plans to work on hot See Page 4A Jon Haskins tests the alternator on one of several test vehicles donated by General Motors and Ford in the automotive class at Shadow Day offers look into world of business By Scott Mahon Staff Writer After a tour of McKenna 13yearold Olivia Hobden said she wanted to be a doctor So did Katie another 13yearold Canyon Middle School student who participated in Shadow Hobden and Taylor were among 224 middle school students who got a handson experience Wednesday at more than 50 businesses in New including McKenna Hospi city hall and Eden The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces business education committee has sponsored Shadow Day for local middle school students the past 15 It gives students an opportunity to go out in the real world and see how different businesses said Rusty director of econom ic It also gives the stu dents a chance to think about what they want to do in Nineteen students toured McKen na We took the students on a tour of the including the the birthing center and said Cory president of the McKenna Healthcare It gave them a real life look at the different kinds of jobs and careers in They also got to listen to the hospitals chief executive Tim talk about trends in and the future of See Page 4A By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Thanks to manufacturing prob lems at one of two vaccine many Comal County residents will likely go without flu shots this Thats because the export license for British flu vaccine manufac turer Chiron which supplies half of the vaccines given in the United has been yanked by the Medicines and Health care Products Regulatory the Comal County health department did not order its vaccines from but the Centers for Disease Control has put a hold on vaccine shipments from all other With shots in short high risk patients will get them County Nurse Karon Preiss ordered vaccines this the same amount of shots the department gave out last but only have Preiss said the timing of the announcement was frustrating because her second vaccine allot ment was supposed to ship out Until she hears more vaccines are on the Preiss has canceled all outside business and school clinics and postponed three senior citizen clinics at the Comal Coun ty Senior Citizens the Canyon Lake Recreation and Resource Center and the Bulverde Health Its not good she The high risk groups is where fatalities This makes for an interesting flu The Texas Medical Association also is encouraging Texas employ pharmacies and clinics to can cel plans to provide flu shots to employees so vaccines will be available for people who most need The health department is not the only local medical provider lacking an abundance of the vac Paul director of phar macy at McKenna said he had received only a small num ber of shots so See Page 3A DIDYOU COMAL COUNTY FLU VACCINATION PLAN The following priority groups for vaccination with inactivated influen za vaccine this season are considered to be of equal importance are Children ages 6 to 23 Adults age 65 and People between 2 and 64yearsold with underlying chronic medial con All women who will be pregnant during flu Residents of nurs ing homes and longterm care facil Children between 6 months and 18 yearsold on chronic aspirin Healthcare workers involved in direct patient care Outofhome care givers and house hold contacts of children younger than 7 FLU PREVENTION TIPS Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and Keep your hands away from your mouth and Avoid close contact with anyone who is If you have a cough or stay home until you Contact your med ical provider if you are experiencing severe