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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas If IT APRIL HERALD SPORTS MOVING ON The New Braunfels Softball team swept Alamo Heights to move on in the Class 4A play Page 5A INSIDE RAGING FIRE No one injured as latenight blaze destroys home in Spring Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 140 16 2 sections CLICK Cloudy High Low 76 49 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 31 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS SA TV GRIDS 3B The Scooter Store faces federal lawsuit By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If things were tough at The Scooter they got more difficult A legal battle with the federal gov ernment heated up in a civil coun tersuit filed Friday by the Depart ment of Justice in the District Court for the Western District of Texas in San in which feder al attorneys allege the company sub mitted fraudulent claims to Medicare and The Scooter Store is one of Comal Countys largest It markets mobility scooters and power wheelchairs to die dis abled and infirm with a guarantee that if the company finds a customer eligible and then the federal govern ment refuses to pay for the The Scooter Store will pay for Charles spokesman for the civil division of the Department of said Friday the court action was a counterclaim to a com plaint filed by The Scooter Store for reimbursement for hundreds of claims in cases where the Depart ment of Health and Human Services disallowed reimbursements for pow er The federal attorneys involved in the case would not be Miller We dont discuss litigation out side the he Since when The Scooter See LAWSUIT Page 3A CLOSER LOOK Compare mayoral candidates Adam Cork and Bruce Boyer in Sundays HeraldZellung Boyer opens big lead in campaign contributions By David Rupkalvis News Editor Mayoral candi date Bruce Boyer continued to out pace incumbent Adam Cork by col lecting in contributions dur ing the second fil ing period that ran March 28 through April After the first fil ing Boyer held an advantage 6f more over Cork and he added almost to his advan tage in the last Through the first two months of the cam Boyer has collected Cork has collected including See CAMPAIGN Page 2A COMINGSUNDAY Growing danger The onslaught of illegal drugs does more man just nurt it costs the entire Comal ISO to reconsider school naming policy By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Canyon Lake High School will keep its name for Although the naming recon vened in February to reconsider its recom mendation in light of new evidence of con flict between the name and established Canyon High gave the school board three options for a name change Thurs trustees instead took the advice of Associate Superintendent Nancy Cobb to scrap the whole process and start from Cobb told trustees she had looked into the naming policies of other districts and decided the Comal Independent School District policy could use some I have done a little research that might assist you in making your she I found that most districts have a sevenmember naming appointed by the They have three months to make a and before they See NAME Page 3A AN ENCHANTED EVENING Area schools ready br prom By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The New Braunfels High School prom decorating committee got a pass from class but they were far from The students took all day to turn the Scooter Stores Kay Harrison Auditorium into an elegant won derland for tomorrows Enchant ed Its going to be a very elegant and romantic promised sponsor Julie It kind of reminds me of a wedding recep Estes is expecting around 400 Unicorns to get dressed up to strut their stuff between the dessert table and the dance Prom is a big deal for us because we dont have any other formal dances during the she Smithson Valley High School students also will hold their prom tonight in San The La Villita Assembly Build ing will be decked out with park benches and a miniature version of the Eiffel tower for a Ren dezvous in Sponsor Sharon whose daughter Casey is the junior class said the plans were going very Weve sold 700 tickets she JJ and Jojo from Mix will be our That might have something to do with Last fewer than 600 SVHS students attended Canyon High students will have to wait one more week to put on their but when they they will party like Our theme is A Walk on the Red said sponsor Michelle Were trying to make this a very special Like their crosstown the Cougars will be dancing in a new venue May 7 the Garden Ridge Photos by DAVID New Braunfels High School juniors Sidney and Laura decorate an archway at The Scooter Store as they prepare for tonights JuniorSenior years theme is Some Enchanted Allison Hammond trims some decorative material over a doorway Friday afternoon as she and her fellow Unicorns prepare for Community Some students might wish they were traveling to San but Koehl said the closer location translated into cheaper ticket In the weve charged as much as This year it only costs she When students they will be assaulted on the red carpet by eight members of the photojournalists from the CTV class on hand to record the Although this is the first night of glamour and glitter for Comal See PROM Page 8A NBMS battles back after chaotic food fight disrupts school By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The New Braunfels Middle School cafeteria erupted in a chaotic food fight Thursday that resulted in six students going home with The fight started during a con densed lunch period when two groups were combined due to a short This type of behavior will not be tolerated and this incident is causing us to look hard at all spe cial activities for the remainder of the said Principal Demetria According to a New Braunfels Independent School District press an investigation deter mined several students organized the fight with the knowledge of at least one The release does not name the parent or explain the particulars of the I encourage parents to get involved and pass on information that could be useful to teachers and It would have helped us if this parent had let us know of the planned food We all have to work together to teach our children to respect themselves and each Cummins To prevent future food fight inci cafeteria tables will be lim ited to eight students each and teachers will be required to eat with Cummins plans to meet with teachers and students to discuss actions and consequences of the melee but has decreed sales of bot tled snacks and ice cream will be discontinued The food fight comes in the mid dle of ongoing parent complaints about discipline problems at the middle school Administrators are working on a plan for improvement and already have provided more spots in the districts disciplinary alternative campus for seventhand eighth WRIGHT co AWARENESS MONTH Miller Brewing TX
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