Thursday, November 11, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas NOVEMBER SRALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Canyon narrowly missed the state football but vows to Page 7A FORUM COLUMN Fred Bartel writes urging state legislators to support full funding for brush con Page 6A and Comal County since 310 16 2 sections CLICK I j e OP Mostly cloudy High Low 66 45 Details1B DEARABBY COMICS an FORUM 6A oftrruAwes IA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS it Krueger suffers apparent heart attack By Ron Malonay Staff Writer attack Wednesday just minutes after assisting Former Senator and Bother citizen who needed Ambassador Robert Krueger medical suffered an apparent heart McKenna Memorial Hospi tal Public Information Officer The family has authorized Jennifer Malatek acknowl us to confirm that he is a edged late Wednesday Krueger but were releasing no was being treated at the hospi other information on his diag but said little nosis or condition at this Malatek New Braunfels Fire Marshal were dispatched at Wednesday to the Corner Scooter Store to change sale procedures By Ron Malonay StaffWriter The Scooter Store announced Wednes day it would begin selling power wheel chairs in the Houston area on a pay ment first basis as a result of stiff govern ment Scooter Store President Mike Pfister said the New Braunfels firm still the largest purveyor of mobility scooters in the United States has been forced to take the action because Medicare has not been making reimbursements for scoot ers in the Houston We hung in there for 13 months to support the disabled senior citizens of the Houston area and delivered 500 units we didnt get paid Pfister said Wednesday It got to the point where to continue to subsidize the Medicare program was fiscally irrespon sible for our Houston is where local and federal investigators cracked down on illegal j See Page 3A COMINGSUNDAY Hope Hospice tree lighting this evening By Ron Malonay StaffWriter Hospices annual Tree of Life lighting ceremony takes place this evening in front of the New Braunfels Hope Hospice is marking its 20th year in New Braunfels with the third annual which recognizes National Hospice Month and kicks off the agencys annual fundraising Committee Chair Stephanie Bas con said the fundraiser is important because Hope Hospice provides its services regardless of need or ability to pay Hope Hospice depends on the dona tions it Bascon The program begins at with See SA Darren Brinkkoeter said an Store at 570 South Seguin engine and two emergency medical services ambulances See Page 3A TOUR OF HONOR Photo by DAVID Lorenz served in the Army as a member of the 133rd Field Artillery a part of the 36th Infantry DivisionTexas National ribbons and hon ors Bading earned while serving his country Resident remembers service during World War II as infantry band member Photo submitted Bading at Camp from By Scott Mahon StaffWriter When the Armys 36th Infantry Division invaded Italy on almost 500 American soldiers were killed during the first wave of At noon that Lorenz Bading and other members of the divi sions band landed on the beach es near The 36th invaded Italy nine months before the invasion of It was the first inva sion of continental and the division band was the first band that played in continental Europe during World War Unlike Iraqi where men and women in the armed forces have daily access to music and the men and women who fought World War II Its hard to believe I can still wear it after 60 Lorenz Bading On wearing his Army uniform were entertained mostly by infantry Band members like Bading view their contribution to World War II as In those there wasnt any hightech stuff like televi sions or CD players or the Inter Bading So the infantry bands provided enter tainment to the Although we were never involved in hand tohand we were sub jected to artillery fire and air We played with a lot of movies like Humphrey Bogart and Marlene Born in Comal County in Bading grew up on his fathers farm on My dad was a farmer and he He did row cropping and grew sugar Bading was a member of the New Braunfels municipal band in the It was similar to todays com munity he but it was all In April the band was inducted as the 133rd Field Artillery which was part of the 36th Infantry Division Texas National The unit was mobilized on one year before the attack on Ffcarl Bading We See Page 3A Idiers mote wins tickets to to visit son iteWitoWmtot item any story Uke that te mawwIPJlr ajlttiait yeay WMjfltf hgvg bfftn a wteran of on will not be comUig to New WHPSiwHHBBMHBPil J T UCKOUllHWlHMl wtonwofiworoundtrip I had no idea I would my I MBBBF vMEni9DHK fllB QaflBi OMB CUaw m