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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY JUNE 2007 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS Beat In Comal The seasons best baseball and softball players and coaches Page IB NEWS Drowning First drowning of year reported on Canyon 11A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 181 36 5 sections CK clouy High Low 95 70 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 6C CROSSWORD 0C FORUM 4A 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 23C Two teens killed in Canyon Lake rollover wreck Two recent Smithson Valley High School graduates were killed and two other teens injured in a onevehi cle rollover wreck Friday night on Carter Oak north of 2673 in Canyon By David Rauf The HeraldZeitung CANYON Comal County teenagers were killed and two others were injured late Fri day night in a one car rollover wreck on Charter Oak Drive off of FarmtOrMarket Megah was pro nounced dead at the scene by 4 Justice of the Peace Jen nifer Kayla died late Satur Glrls gaduated from Smithson Valley In May day afternoon at University Hos pital in San Both were passengers in die vehicle and graduated from Smithson Valley High School two weeks Texas Depart ment of Public Safety Richard Alvarez Kayla Gage said the reported at on Charter Oak Drive near the inter section with Cedar was caused when the driver lost control of his 2000 Toyota Sienna mini van and veered Megan Herring off the south end of the The vehicle then struck a tree and flipped over onto its The driver was going too fast for the steep road Alvarez The speed limit Charter Oak which Alvarez said is is 30 miles per The driver said the last time he looked down and checked he was going well over Alvarez Definitely the speed they See Page 3A Inspections go hightech Comal drivers among first to have vehicle Inspection reported by computer By Mark Koopmam The HeraldZeitung While many drivers may not be aware of the any motorist who already has had his or her vehicle failed by an iiT inspection station will no longer be able to drive across town and RIGHT Armando try their luck at a Hernandez second or third installs anew station inspection sticker On Tune i thP on an automobile JSLrt Ms West San I fTS Antonio Street ment of Public On June Safety began Comal County introducing its inspection Texas Automat stations switched ed Vehicle over to a Inspection Sys computerized tern or system reporting The new system and tracking is primarily intended to DAVID tNOKAM automatethe HeraidZeituna safety inspec tion process and reporting for DPS and the inspec tion DPS officials Instead of reporting safety inspec tions via a log inspectors will enter the information directly into a See Page 10A Health official Tougher quarantine laws needed By Itevin Fraking Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON States should have the power to restrict the movement of patients with contagious dis eases even before they have the chance to disobey doctors says a top federal health The need for such authority to order someone quarantined emerged as lesson from the case of the Atlanta lawyer who went to Europe despite having a dangerous form of If we believe the patient has a strong intent to put others at we need to have confi dence we can take action absent documentation of intent to cause Julie Ger head of the Centers for Disease Control and Preven told lawmakers last It was not clear whether she was calling for overriding feder al legislation or for states to strengthen their existing indi vidual quarantine Gerberdmg also mentioned outfitting a CDC plane so the government could fly patients long distances without fear of contaminating others on board and improving communica tions among government agen Also cited by the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing was the lapse at the border that allowed Andrew Speaker to enter the even though his name was on a watch list with instructions to detain Offi cials said a lone border agent made a bad The ability to require that someone be kept in isolation leads to legal and ethical ques tions about possible overreach ing by the First of up before the patient left the United we believe that we could strengthen our states ability to restrict the movement of patients before they demon strate noncompliance with the medical Gerberding told Peter a health law had concerns about Gerberdings statement on two Thats not the federal gov ernments role and its far too broad a There has to be a credible a direct threat of harm before you restrict someones freedom to before you intrude on their individual said director of the Center for Law and Ethics and Health at the University of For her to say in such a broad manner that a state should restrict people before theyre noncompliant is extremely intrusive in my he the District of Colum biabased association repre senting state health officials noted that it is now up to the not the federal govern to determine when to See Page 10A Venemous Coral Snake Broadbanded Copperhead Diamondback Rattlesnake On ran occasions Moccasin also known as Cottonmouths mmon Snakes Braunffels Nonvenemous Rat Snake Checkered Garter Snake Earth Snake Coachwhip Eastern Hognose Blind Snake Source Jarrod Snake Farm snakes Experts advise local residents not to mess with snakes they encounter By Laura Blewitt The HeraldZeitung Now that most people have overcome the fear of snakes terrorizing instilled by last sum mers blockbuster Snakes on a its a good time to start thinking about snake safety around the house or in the An easy way to get to know the dozens of snakes found in the New Braunfels area is to take a quick trip to me Snake There you can safely view the various venomous and nonvenomous snakes found in the area and learn to distinguish snakes you may find around If you do spot a snake around the its best to stay said Sean senior animal control officer for City of New Braunfels Animal If you think a snake is call animal control See Page 10A DAVID INOHAMfrieraldZeitung A New Braunfels resident recently came across these Western coachwhips identified by Neil Ford of University of Texas at Tyler while cleaning out his   

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