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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Y T JANUARY fT p Newspaper of the Year I7ITPT 1 U JN I FORUM A place for entertainment Learn the history of the opera Page 4 SPORTS downs 9389 Spurs hold off run for Page 5 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 154 62 12 1 sections CLICK www Small coolers only Rainy Low High 47 40 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS S6 TV GRIDS 9 Council votes 64 on first reading of ordinance restricting coolers to no more than six cans INSIDETODAY By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The New Braunfels city council voted 61 Monday night to restrict coolers to those that will hold no more than six The vote on the first reading of the ordinance to restrict the size and type came after more than an hour of discussion by council and audience If endorsed at the second reading in two it probably will take effect on both the Comal and Guadalupe rivers within the New Braunfels city limits before the summer tubing The slate of proposed ordi nances going for council consider ation are meant to rein in rowdy tubers and litter on the Comal and Guadalupe city leaders The ordinance brought differ ing opinions from the audience of about 25 most who spoke said the coolers should be Councilwoman Gayle who voted against the said she could live with the ordi nance if the cooler size was The could only fit three water bottles mended size is not in the sixpack and thats with no she Jay a New Braunfels said he is concerned with the hydration issue and suggested council go with a larger I could only fit three water bot tles in the sixpack and thats with no ice he River Activities Committee member Irene Allen agreed with Patrick when she addressed the Jay Patrick New Braunfels resident who suggested council allow larger coolers My diet Pepsi wont fit in a six pack she Mayor Bruce Boyer said he is concerned about public safety and if the city can limit what peo ple can bring to the rivers to somfe See Page 2 IN Cowboys Bill Bobcats hire Dennis Patrick Parcells Brad to For more on coaching see 56 McKENNA HOSPITAL FOR SALE I Physician wants sale dedicated I delaYed Librarys new site Branch library By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter BULVERDE Dozens crowded into the small Branch Library lobby Saturday morning to celebrate the culmination of more than three years of effort preparing to build a new million Libraries are truly wondrous said Bev Greater Bulverde Rural Library District Board of Trustees Vice This site is an amazing accomplishment and I am so grateful you are all here to wit ness The valued at mil was donated by SCC Development Company at It is located on a hill overlooking the librarys current location in the HEB shopping center near the inter section of 281 and Texas The Branch Library Dis trict will fund the project through a unique arrangement with Comal What a great opportunity this is for our said 73 State Representa tive Nathan I will do everything in my power to make sure this library sustains the funding it and I am confident in the vision and leadership that have brought us to the place we are at See Page 2 Medical McKenna leaders tofiieet today By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Physicians who practice at McKenna Memorial Hospital met last Friday with administrators and the consultant tasked with negotiating the hospitals Judith a general said she spoke for twothirds of the physicians pres ent at the meet ing when she told DOCTORS MADE THE REQUESTS FmOAYTOTHE MCKENNA Hospital safe put on A GROUP OF NEW BRAUNFELS MIRANDA HeraldZeitung Top Kari choir leads the Bracken Christian School Choir as they sing Come Celebrate to commemorate the Branch Library dedica tion Saturday facility currently operates in a store front at the HEB shopping center 281 andTexas system adminis trators that she and other physi cians arent ready to sell the hospi When I stood up to speak I said if anyone has any disagreement with what Im saying stop she No one stopped me and when I was they broke out into Tim president and CEO of McKen na Hospital said 47 doctors attend ed the meeting 109 physicians were See Page 2 Talk with board members to Go over year long independent Participate in selection of new cancer research planned School had small levels of mold will get access to cuttingedge treatment By Liz Austin Peterson Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Aiming to become a global leader in cancer Texas plans to invest billion over the next decade in a bid to eradicate the disease that kills more than half a million Americans every Rick Perry joined cancer fighter Lance Armstrong and about a dozen representa tives from cancer research institutes across the state at a luncheon Monday to discuss effort spawned by the September death of former Ann The disease is just too it affects every single one of said who battled testicular cancer before winning the Tour de France seven years in a We need to make sure that sometime in our lives we put an end to Texas is already home to the Lance Arm strong Foundation and the Susan Komen breast cancer two of the nations premier cancerfighting The project will combine their efforts with research conducted by private state medical schools and the elite University of Texas Anderson Can cer In addition to giving Texans easy access to the most cuttingedge cancer the See CANCER Page 2 By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter Results from air quality tests performed at New Braunfels Middle School have revealed low levels of mold spores present in the air in isolated a condition that can cause respiratory problems for those who are highly Texas Department of Health officials said relative humidi ty levels had to be higher indoors than outdoors for mold to A report released Friday by the Texas Association of School Boards showed humidity levels were It is clear from the findings that the visible in most remained small and had only spread airborne in isolated Most of the remaining areas of the school have good air according theTASB New Braunfels Indepen dent School District sent let ters home Friday notifying parents of the Last NBISD Facili ties Director Daryl Stoker said any problems discovered would be remedied Taking care of the health and safety of our students and staff are top he NBISD invited environ mental officials from the TASB to the middle school after a parent complained her daughters allergies and asth ma seemed worse when she went to A city sanitar ian visited the school and made several recommenda tions for repairs including replacing stained ceiling See Page 3 EZ PAY Have your subscription paid directly from your credit checking or savings account HERALDZEITUNG OR COME By 707 LANDA Ap
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