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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas IT V JANUARY Ap Newspaper of the Year HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASKETBALL Controversial ending in New Braunfels home loss to Schertz Page 6A NEWS BULVBRDE city administrator square off on city operations during a Tuesday city council Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 63 16 2 sections WWW i V 50 chance of rain High Low 48 38 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 48 CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 31 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B McKenna hospital doctors meet Discussion comes after officials talk with six prospective buyers By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Doctors and McKenna Memorial Hospital administrators and board members met Tuesday morning to discuss the facilitys impending Jennifer McKennas chief development said 80 physi along with board members and administrative met for the regu larly scheduled active medical staff meeting in the hospitals The meeting came three days after hospital leaders met with six prospective Tim president of McKenna Health confirmed that McKenna administrators and board members heard presentations by six parties interested in purchasing or becoming partners in the hospital at their annual planning retreat last I think it was a very educational Saturday for board and medical but no decision was But we will continue the he Board member Randy who was at the explained We play a filtering We look at all these options and filter through Randy VanStory hospital board member the boards role in the We play a filtering he We look at all these options and filter through Hospital negotiator John OSulli van made a presentation to the physicians providing them with details about the sale of the Malatek said this prompted some good a questionand answer period and good board rep Judith a general See Page 2A Heres to health Students weigh in on healthy CISD menu items By Varrill StaffWriter BULVERDE A sampling of Comal Independent School really can be The Comal ISD Child Nutri tion Department teamed up with the districts Health Ser vices Department for the 10th annual twoday Taste of the Town and Health Bill Brown Elementary hosted the Hill Country half of the event Tuesday after noon in the Canyon High School will host the in town leg of the tasting from 3 to 6 The event is free and open to the The pancakes are my said Kerrilee Berg a 7yearold Bill Brown Ele mentary student who sam pled french fries and a frozen fruit desert with her Nine vendors who supply food to Comal ISD served samples of food from the cafe terias for parents and students to Each vendor supplied survey cards that the taste testers used to rate the sam ples and offer comments or The vendors and school dis trict will use the surveys to decide which foods to or find new foods to After months of water restrictions lifted Photos by GERARD Comal ISD nurse JonnelleTurner draws blood from the finger of Lee a Child Nutrition Services employee at the school during the 10th annual Taste of the Town and Health Fair ontuesday at Bill Brown Elementary School in W YOU OO What 10th annual Taste of the Town and Health Bajrfv When to 6 today Where Canyon High cafeteria said Christina Comal ISD child nutrition coordina This event is great because we get direct feed back from the Welch Its something we look forward to every and I think the community really enjoys All menus served in public Bulverdes Bill Brown Elementary School tried out a variety of foodsTuesday at the 10th annual Taste of theTown and Health Canyon High School staff and area residents will have an opportu nity to try out healthy food options this afternoon when the free which is open to the moves to See Page 8A that City closer to alcohol ban in parks Photo submitted The proposed cooler size would be large enough for six sun screen and a few By Suzanne Asha StaffWriter The New Braunfels City Council unanimous ly approved the first reading of an ordinance to prohibit alcoholic beverages in city parks and cityowned property on Monday Council members believe the measure is the next step in curbing rowdy behavior and eliminating litter in city parks and on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers within the city Stacey director of the citys Parks and Recreation said the recommen dation came from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and she is happy the city coun cil considered that when making their recom I think that its a positive step to reduce some of the criminal activity in the parks that I think overconsumption of alcohol contributes including the last tubers she Laird said she hopes adopting and enforcing the ordinance before the summer will help calm down rowdy behavior on the this will reduce the amount of beverages and some of the problems we have with bad she The city council also unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance requiring life See Page 8A By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter Today water can flow again from the citys once dor decorative fountain in the main plaza after Mayor Bruce Boyer announced the end of more than eight months of Stage I water The change in flow has been fairly and we feel comfortable lifting the Boyer said Recent rains brought the sluggish flow of the San Mar cos and Comal springs back up to an acceptable level at more than a foot above sea level than the historical monthly New Braunfels Utilities officials enforce restrictions when the flow of the Comal reaches below 250 cubic feet per sec and as of Monday it was flowing at 296 Run only fully loaded dishwashers Set washing machines at the appropriate level for the amount of clothes Repair dripping faucets I sprinklers when it rains The use of a sprinkler for landscape watering isprohibited between 10 and 8 any day throughout the The Edwards Aquifer Author ity monitors water restrictions by the flow of the San Marcos springs and currently it is flow ing just 20 cfs more than the acceptable See Page 8A Bush defends Iraq plan to a skeptical Congress WASHINGTON AP A politically weakened Presi dent Bush implored a skep tical Congress on Tuesday night to embrace his unpop ular plan to send more troops to saying it repre sents the best hope in a war America must not Give it a chance to he Facing a political showdown with Democrats and Republi cans Bush was unyield ing on Iraq in his annual State of the Union He also sought to revive his troubled presidency with pro posals to expand health insur ance coverage and to slash gasoline consumption by 20 percent in a Democrats and even some at his Iraq Unmoved by Bushs Democrats said the House and Senate would vote on resolutions of disapproval of the troop Bush We need a new said freshman Jim picked by the Democrats to deliver their TV The majority of the nation no longer supports the way this war is being fought nor does the majority of our mili said a Vietnam veteran opposed to Bushs invasion of Republican Norm Coleman of also took issue with I cant tell you what the path to suc cess but its not what the president has put on the he It was a night of political theater as Bush went before the first Democraticcon trolled Congress in a dozen years with his lowest approval ratings in go cm Wednesday Nights Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411
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