New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 10, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

June 10, 2007

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS Best in Comal The season's best baseball and softball players and coaches recognized. Page 1B NEWS Drowning First drowning of year reported on Canyon Lake. Page 11A i Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 181 36 pages, 5 sections $1.00 herald-zeitung.com I FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A mm 0 Partly cloudy High Low 70 8 I Details____3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 6C CROSSWORD 6C SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 2-3E Twi teens Canyon Lake rollover wreck FM Two recent Smithson Valley High School graduates were killed and two other teens injured in a one-vehicle rollover wreck Friday night on Carter Oak Drive, north of RM. 2673 in Canyon Lake. rtzville i A. By David Saleh Rauf The Herald-Zeitung CANYON LAKE-TWo Comal County teenagers were killed and two others were injured late Friday night in a one car rollover wreck on Charter Oak Drive off of Farm-to-Market 2673. Megan Herring, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pet. 4 Justice of the Peace Jennifer Saunders. Kayla Gage, 17, died late Satur- Girls graduated from Smithson Valley in May day afternoon at University Hospital in San Antonio. Both were passengers in the vehicle and graduated froni Smithson Valley High School two weeks ago. Texas Department of Public Safety Cpl. Richard Alvarez Kayla Gage said the accident, reported at 10:47 p.m. on Charter Oak Drive near the intersection with Cedar Drive, was caused when the driver lost control of his 2000 Toyota Sienna mini-van and veered Megan Herring off the south end of the street. The vehicle then struck a tree and flipped over onto its roof. The driver was going too fast for the steep road conditions, Alvarez said. The speed limit Charter Oak Drive, which Alvarez said is curvy, is 30 miles per hour. "The driver said the last time he looked down and checked he was going well over 50," Alvarez said. "Definitely the speed they See WRECK, Page 3A Inspections go high tech Coma! drivers among first to have vehicle inspection reported by computer By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung W hile many drivers may not be aware of the change, h r s any motorist who already has had his or her vehicle failed by $n-~* inspection station will no longer be able to drive across town and try their luck at a second or third station. On June 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety began introducing its "Texas Automated Vehicle Inspection System" or "TAVIS." The new system is primarily intended to automate the safety inspection process and reporting for DPS and the inspection stations, DPS officials said. Instead of reporting safety inspections via a log book, inspectors will enter the information directly into a See INSPECTION, Page 10A Health official: RIGHT; Armando Hernandez installs a new inspection sticker on an automobile at his West San Antonio Street garage. On June 1, Comal County inspection stations switched over to a computerized system reporting and tracking system. DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung quarantine laws needed By Kevin Freking Associated Press Writer to cause harm," Dr. Julie Ger- name WASHINGTON States berding, head of the Centers fo Disease Control and Preven s tion, told lawmakers last week should have the power to restrict the movement of patients with contagious diseases even before they have the chance to disobey doctors' orders, says a top federal health official. The need for such authority to order someone quarantined emerged as lesson No. 1 from the case of the Atlanta lawyer who went to Europe despite having a dangerous form of tuberculosis. "If we believe the patient has a strong intent to put others at risk, we need to have confi- instructions to detain him. C rials said a lone border agent made a bad decision. It was not clear whether she The ability to require that ailing for overriding feder- someone be kept in isolation al legislation or for states to strengthen their e vidual quarantine leads to legal and ethical questions about possible overreach-ins bv the eovernment. Gerberding also mentioned "First of all, up front, before outfitting a CDC plane so the the patient left the United government cc long distances contaminating States, we believe that we could strengthen our states' ability to restrict the movement of and improving communica- patients before they demonstrate noncompliance with the medical order," Gerberding told lawmakers among government cies. Also cited by the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing was the lapse at the U.S.-Canadian border that ernment's role and it's far, far too broad a statement. There has to be a credible threat, a r direct threat of harm before you restrict someone's freedom to move, before you intrude on their individual liberties/' said Jacobson, director of the Center for Law and Ethics and Health at the University of Michigan. "For her to say in such a broad manner that a state should restrict people before they're noncompliant is extremely intrusive in my view," he said. Also, the District of Columbia-based association repre- Peter Jacobson, a health law anting state health officials professor, had concerns about noted * isrnow up to the dence we can take action allowed Andrew Speaker to Gerberding's fronts. states, not the federal govern ment, to determine when to absent documentation of intent though "That's not the federal gov- See QUARANTINE, Page 10A D TAURUS SE V6, AUTO, A/C Pwr. Wfodows Pwr. Locks Pwr.Seat BLUEBONNET "I 1 * -i r.r Jeep QimttMCE! 866-446-1243 Common Snakes in New Braunfels Venemous Non-venemous L h-1 J---� > Texas Coral Snake 1 Broad-banded Copperhead Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Texas Rat Snake Checkered Garter Snake -� '. _ - -r (On rare occasions) Water Moccasin also known as Cottonmouths  Earth Snake Western Coachwhip � r * \ a  Eastern Hognose Texas Blind Snake Source; Jarrod Sorthman, manager, Snake Farm Experts advise local residents not to mess with snakes they encounter By Laura Blewitt The Herald-Zeitung Now that most people have overcome the fear of snakes terrorizing aircrafts, instilled by last summer's blockbuster "Snakes on a Plane," it's a good time to start thinking about snake safety around the house or in the backyard. An easy way to get to know the dozens of snakes found in the New Braunfels area is to take a quick trip to the Snake Farm. There you can (safely) view the various venomous and non-venomous snakes found in the area and learn to distinguish snakes you may find around town. If you do spot a snake around the yard, it's best to stay away, said Sean Franklin, senior animal control officer for City of New Braunfels Animal Control. If you think a snake is poisonous, call animal control See SNAKES, Page 10A � � � > ft 11 ' '.v ^\

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