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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas MARCH nr Newspaper of the Year ZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since SPORTS FORUM FLOOD WATER SOFTBALL CLICK Smithson Valley blanks Reagan to take over first place in District Page 6A The recent death of a Canyon Lake woman is a stark reminder of the power of Page 4A i 107 18 2 sections Windy High Low 69 46 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B Icy reception wj Local restaurant coowner killed in single car crash s m pojice dispute decision of size of coolers OPPOSED a maximum size of 16quart coolers for each tuber on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers inside the city The 16quart cool which will not fit snugly into one of the two tubes floaters are allowed to take on the will hold between 20 and 24 12ounce Several popular cooler manufacturers offer various styles of 16quart including those with and without By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter New Braunfels District 6 City Councilman Ken Valen tine got an earful Wednesday when he grilled Interim Police Chief John Villareal about the police departments prefer ence for 48quart Coming into Wednesdays the council was reconsidering an ordinance allowing only sixcan coolers on the Comal River and 12 can coolers on the Guadalupe An amendment was floated allowing 16quart which would hold 20 to 24 12ounce on both before District 3 Coun cilwoman Gale Pospisil pro posed changing the ordinance to allow 16quart coolers on the Comal and 48quart cool ers on the City Manager Mike Morri son said people he had spo ken to about the new cooler rules wouldnt like In trying to get the rules out to the we need to have some he While the discussion of rule consistency May See Page 10A By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer A New Braunfels woman was killed early Thursday morning in a single vehicle New Braunfels police believe Manuela died when the Chevy Sub urban she was driving struck a utility pole near the inter section of Interstate 35 South and Business Craig Christopherson said speed is believed to be a factor in the but investigators found no signs that alcohol was He said she was wearing her Decker was traveling south on the 135 frontage road about 1 when the vehi cle she was in missed a curve in the jumped a curb and hit a light he There were no but there were a lot of people who came up right after it he Fred Pfeil and I actually came right up on the We had just finished dinner and were driving on 35 when we got the Deckers vehicle slid and hit the pole on the drivers Christopherson The intersection has a sharp angle that can be hard for drivers to Christo pherson Weve had numerous accidents he You can just see the scrape marks on the curb where everyone hits Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana Guerrero pro nounced Decker dead at the scene and ordered an Decker was coowner of The Gruene Onion Grill at 1324 Common She and her opened the restaurant in Monday mornings colli sion was the first fatal acci dent in Comal County this The last traffic death occurred 24 in Spring Branch when Sue Rosalie was killed in a crash on nance allowing cool ers that could hold only six 12ounce cans on the Comal and 12 12ounce cans on the Guadalupe River the council reconsid ered its action on While no size restrictions for cool ers had ever been established for the citys most recent action now bans 28quart which can hold 36 Officials demand changes to No Chad Left Behind Lawmakers set to rewrite deadlines Despite HPV remains a mystery The Associated Press Nearly every working Eliza beth Poynor encounters anxious young women who come to her New York City office with an HPV The human papillomavirus is the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases so common that researchers estimate most people will have some form of it in their Young adults are espe cially at risk because they tend to be the most sexually active And yet Poynor finds that most of her A wrecker retrieves the car of Canyon Lake resident Gloria who was caught in flash flooding at Rebecca Creek and FM Relatives found her body along the creek early Monday MIRANDA HeraldZeitung young if theyve heard of a new vaccine aimed at preventing the worst kinds of know little about the virus and the harm it can Many women find themselves scram bling to understand HPV after a routine Pap smear determines they have And Poynor and others creates angst that could be avoided with more educa This is a very common peri a gynecological oncologist in private says of Thats the first thing I try to tell my to put their minds at ease and to potentially take away some of the stigma that a sex ually transmitted disease might The reasons that HPV is so little known are Poynor thinks its been over shadowed by higherprofile such as HIV and Others note when marketing its pharmaceu tical company Merck has chosen to focus on the potential for cervical cancer rather than the virus which also can cause genital See Page 10A WASHINGTON AP President Bushs signature No Child Left Behind edu cation law is headed for fun damental changes as Con gress rewrites it this including a likely softening of doordie School administrators long have complained about the annual which punish schools that do not make adequate progress toward having all children perform at their grade lev School officials also have rebelled at requirements that students with limited Eng lish ability or with learning disabilities perform as well as their gradelevel those complaints are being taken up by lawmakers spanning the political spec Key Democrats who con trol the federal purse strings We cant have onesizefits Peter Hoekstra representative are demanding Moderate Republicans say the law must be more flexi On they were joined by dozens of GOP conservatives who want an even more radical Lawmakers say a major flaw is that schools that miss achievement targets by a lit tle are treated the same way as schools that miss those goals by a Schools then are labeled as needing improvement and face the same We cant have onesize Peter said He led a group of House and See Page 9A TxDOT likely wont install highwater signs mm Canvon Lake resident Gloria Shirks after her bodv was Family of woman washed away by flood says her death might have been prevented By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Family members of a woman swept away by flood waters on Sun day night wonder if her death could have been Canyon Lake resident Gloria was killed after her car was swept off FarmtoMarket 306 by rising waters into the west branch of Rebecca Her 60yearold Louis called 911 and was rescued by He suffered minor They should put something up here so people dont just drive into the said Cameron Shirks after her body was found Monday The section of FM 306 was under 3 feet of water Sunday but was dry by Monday Assis tant County Engineer Robert Boyd said the area was not barricaded on Sunday or The Comal County Road Depart ment works with sheriffs deputies See Page 9A Uptown Music uptown Drinks All in a Romantic Uptown Environment Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 830708I54U
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