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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 HERALDZEITUNG December 2005 HOPE CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Thrilled about December wedding In we werent sure if she would be able to walk down the Hope said she is thrilled with the idea of a December wed With silver and she is planning her spe cial day as a winter wonder She said this isnt the first holiday season made special by Hospice Christmas for my family was made possible by she If it wasnt for there wouldnt have been gifts for my Im very blessed to have them as part of Sara Hopes Hospice social said her job is to help find resources to help the family emotionally and in any other In the case of Hope and shes also acting as a sort of wedding Im going around to different places and seeing who will help us out with she We had an intern who donat ed a It had to be altered very little and fits very Hope chaplains and the Converse Culdesacians have provided monetary dona tions toward the Sara also has gotten linen donations from Martys Creations in jewelry donations from Celebrations in New Braunfels and a special honeymoon sur prise from a business in San And Saras not finished This is something Hopes always wanted to Sara Now when she looks back she can I had great and I was married to someone who loves ATIMETHATS SO PERSONAL Sara said she has become very attached to I lope during the time she has known but her work will focus more around Hopes family as her dis ease As a social she will check on the welfare of Roland and Hopes 17yearold Kristie and Roland has proved especially helpful by calling Cindy when he is even if Hope insists nothings Ill be there when they need someone to answer she Im also trying to get more hours for Hope with her home who is provid ed through the Cindy said they are making sure mat Valerie and Roland will have access to counseling to help them deal with any issues of grief or anger that arise from Hopes terminal Even though the girls are teenagers and going through how they handle this will be very important to the rest of their Cindy Sara said it is difficult but rewarding to work with people who are at the end of their She finds happiness not only in watching patients fulfill their final but also by going home and spending time with her own 9monthold I am always very grateful to families for letting me in at a time thats so she Even if the end is it can be pretty amazing if it is peaceful and things are done the way the patient It touches you no matter what you Supreme Court considers redistricting case AUSTIN AP The Supreme Courts decision Monday to consider constitution al challenges to Texas congressional bound aries could send the redistricting map back to the Texas if the court finds it But next years elections are moving for ward under existing Republicandrawn dis Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott The 2006 elections will proceed forward under the current Abbott State at the urging of then House Majority Leader Tom drew new congressional boundary lines in 2003 during a special session called by Rick That opposed by Democ rats and minority withstood legal challenges before a threejudge federal court On the Supreme Court said it will hear arguments on a last likely in in a consolidated case that con tains four separate appeals by critics of the Texas A ruling from the court is expect ed before its term ends in candidates are filing with state party officials to run for Congress in the existing GOPcreated Texas pri mary election is March So campaigns will be in full swing by the time the court hears arguments and rules on the whose office represents the state in said Texas congressional districts already have been okayed by the three judge panel that reviewed all the considered all the law and upheld the redis tricting CITY CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Sokolyk Planning background handy he We have also revamped our information technology imple mented changes in our emer gency management program to assure more effective and are in the process of redesigning our communitys code enforcement Morrison also helped Abilene acquire million in special federal appropriations Three years he led a major marketing campaign for the Abi lene Regional securing air service from a second airline and negotiating to bring an American Airlines maintenance facility with 300 aviation mainte nance jobs to the Abilene is a city of with a million total operating a factor that definitely appealed to city District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine described Morrisons experience in a larger city as a key Hell have great insight on addressing the growth issues Advocacy AS A PIONEER IN THE HOSPICE MOVEMENT AS AN ADVOCATE FORTHE RIGHTS OF THETERMINALLY ILLVITAS HOSPICE ACCESS TO POPULATIOK GROUPS UNDERSERVEb BY HEALTHCARE ITS fUST ONE WAY THAT WE FULFILL OUR MISSION TO OFFER ALL WHO ARE BATTLING A LIFELIMITING ILLNESS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM HOSPICE CARE VITAS VITAS cares for all hospice appropriate patients referred to regardless of their ability to Charity care companywide averaged percent of gross revenues during approximately reportedly a higher percentage than the majority of hospice programs operating in the United VITAS often admits patients that many hospices will not or cannot take under care Patients whose treatment plan may require palliative chemotherapy or radiation patients with complicated diagnoses patients without a primary caregiver in their home patients who are not willing to sign a DNR has founded two nonprofit organizations dedicated to furthering the growth and development of Hospice Foundation of America and the Foundation for EndofLife was a founding benefactor of the prestigious Duke Institute on Care at the End of No mnccer how you measure the quality of endoflife VITAS stands out among hospice Wouldnt you choose Americas hospice leader PLEASE CALL I 8 0 0 9 3 V I T A S Bring in your photo when you see it published and receive a coupon for a FREE gallon of HEB Ice Cream and a certificate from Tiger Tote to Buy a Foot Long Sandwich Meal and receive a 6 Sub HEB Presented by the HERALDZEITUNG well be facing as we double in Valentine District 2 Councirwoman Beth Sokolyk noting his plan ning background also would come in That will be a great thing for us as we are transitioning from a small town to a small she We really need someone who has a handle on Hes the right man for the Morrison has a masters degree in regional with an emphasis on community devel opment and land use from the University of North Car olina He received his bachelor of arts degree in geography from the University of Before working for he served as an urban planner and in the housing and human serv ices department for the City of Fort He also has worked as a transportation planner in Although Morrisons onthe job credentials and experience are Krueger said his volunteer work also was a tremendous He founded an organization that provided affordable housing for people in That shows compassion and initiative that means a lot to she Judge orders month extension of FEMA hotel program NEW ORLEANS AP A federal judge ruled Monday that a program that is putting tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees up in hotels must be extended until 7 a month beyond the cutoff date set by District Judge Stanwood Duval said victims must be giv en more time in hotels because FEMA cannot guarantee that all applications for other such as rent assistance or trail will be processed by the agencys 7 The temporary restraining order was part of a classaction lawsuit filed in November by advocates for hurricane vic Attorneys pressing the law suit had argued that sticking to a January deadline would mean homelessness for thou sands of rTEXIIS IflTTEflY PJCKJ Day Night TEXAS TWOSTEP 381419 BB18 SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million WEDNESDAYLOTTO Jackpot 843 CASH FIVE MEGA MILLIONS Megapfcr4 TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business IH 35 830 625 4400 Credit at Box if ifHjL 65RV9L Mr t vl M U HERALDZEITUNG 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