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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                MAY SPORTS WORKING OUT Months before the season the Canyon football team is already getting Page 6A ZEITUNG FORUM LETTERS Readers have their say about train crews in mourn students not walking and Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 155 16 2 sections CLICK 5OC Partly Cloudy High Low SB 67 Details2B DEAR ABBY SB CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS SB i 11 1 i i IT iu mami HIT ma nfmaa Later start to school troubles educators By Leigh Jonas StaffWriter Texas legislators are poised to approve an after Labor Day school start date as part of the school finance reform a decision that would ripple throughout the entire education The state mandated beginning the first Tuesday after Labor Day and ending no later than June would take effect the 200607 school The most notable difference would surface just after Christmas when students would be faced with taking first semester final exams after having a few days to forget every thing they learned during the pre ceding New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Ron Reaves said parents might not be happy if their students end up work ing on reading assignments or term papers during a family but he was not worried about the new schedule interfering with aca demic Students will likely have three or four weeks after Christmas before they have to take he See SCHOOL Page 2A FRIENDS FOR LIFE Photos by DAVID Ben Hocher sits on the back of Sean Hill and taunts him after scoring a touchdown at their game Saturday after noon Allie pushes Tiffany Gallagher across the football field after Kyle Jonas handed the ball off to Students use football to reach out to those in need By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Kirsten Brotze made a special new friend this He makes her laugh and gives her a run for her money on the football I almost like spending time with him more than other she smil ing Kirsten and Matt Hocher do not get an opportunity to hang out as much as either probably would like because they never see each other during the even though both attend New Braunfels High While a volleyball attends mainstream Matt stays within the schools life skills separated for the most part from the oth er That was such a shock for Kirsten when she got to high school because it wasnt that way in middle said her Last Kirsten decided to end the She persuaded TBarM Resort and Con ference Center to provide a practice field once a and recruited her nor mal friends to get together with Matt and his special needs friends for a friendly game of At the activity was a tough sell for parents of special needs They were tentative at said Paul whose and were recruited by For See FRIENDS Page 2A Womans body found under bridge in Guadalupe County By Bryan Kirk Seguin GazetteEnterprise SEGUIN The discovery of a womans body along Interstate 10 West near the Caldwell County line is being investigated as a According to Guadalupe County Sheriffs Investigator Kevin the badly decomposed body of an unidentified woman was dis covered Wednesday afternoon by a maintenance crew work ing on the I10 bridge near the Caldwell County We estimate that she was between the age of 30 to but we dont know how accu rate that Jordan Because of the condition of the authorities have not been able to determine the womans The remains were trans ported to the Travis County Medical Examiners where authorities hope to determine a cause of The body was found wrapped in a sheet and clothed in a tube with a black shirt over it and wind She was wearing a ring on her right Jordan The woman had black hair See BODY Page 2A Convicted killer to be sentenced next week By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Sentencing of the man who admitted a 2002 Solms murder has been set for one week from Santiago Crazy Jimmy Suarez pleaded guilty in March before 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel to engaging in organized crim inal His sentencing will take place at 9 The plea came in exchange for a promise from District Attorney Dib Waldrip mat he would seek a sentence of no more than 50 years in Whatever sentence Suarez he will not be eligible for parole before serving half of it because of the finding that he used a deadly weapon in the If the charge had been proved at Suarez faced five to 99 years in state was one of three men who drove to a Solms residence the night of April looking for a young man who allegedly owed them or the Mexi can Mafia they confronted Pablo and Suarez stabbed him to Witnesses testified at an earlier trial that Esquivel approached the car Suarez rode exchanged words at the staggered back away from the car and col lapsed on the side of the He was pronounced dead at the scene of the The two other defendants in the John and Daniel Campos Cor have previously been Correa pleaded guilty at what was to be the start of his trial with Hernan j dez in year prison A Comal County jury heard a twoweek found Her nandez guilty and sentenced him to 55 years in COMINGTHURSDAY Another viewpoint onds to the citys plans to kill saying such a drastic measure is not needed Walkers stride to find cure for cystic fibrosis By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfelsers will be taking strides toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis Sat urday by pounding the pave ment around Walkers will be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and celebrating their participation by spend ing the rest of the day zip ping down water slides and bobbing in the water parks wave Laura director of special events for the Lone Star Chapter of the CF Foun said she expected close to 200 people to lace up their walking Were really she This is our seventh year in New and were looking forward to a great This years local sponsors include Valero Energy Cor which donated Sysco Food Services of San Antonio and local obstetrician Kevin Although Blair does not have many patients who have AT A GLANCE HWhat Cystic Fibrosis Founda tions GreatStrides Walk When Registration begins at 8 Saturday the walk will start at 9 9 Where Schlitterbahns Grand Rapids Pavilion cystic he has a heart for parents and children struck by die fatal Its a difficult disease for families touched by he If they can find a I would love to be a part of According to press cystic fibrosis is a genetic dis ease that causes the body to produce a protein that leads to abnormally sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and results in lifethreaten ing It also obstructs the pan making food nutrient absorption The national walks have tak en on added said because advances in medical research are happen ing faster than money can be raised to fund Be Selective   

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