Friday, June 15, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas JUNE 2007 ZEITUNG NEWS FLAG DAY Elks Lodge joined by JROTC for annual Page 3A SPORTS Five area baseball player named to coaches allstate Paga 6A County since 185 16 2 sections CLICK 5O0 i 30 chance of rain High Low 94 71 Details18 DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 21 CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES iA SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS M Patrons of the Scores Sports Bar on West San Antonio Street raise their drinks in celebration after the Spurs defeated the Cavaliers 8382 in Game four of the NBA Finals MONTY MARION HeraldZeitung Spurs are NBA champs again Fans celebrate sweep of Cavs By Will Wright The HeraldZeitung There was a surreal atmos phere at several area sports bars as folks gath ered from far and wide to root on the San Antonio Spurs bid for a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA They got their as the Spurs overcame a Cleveland comeback in the fourth quar ter to post a 8382 victory that sealed only the eighth cham pionship series sweep in NBA Hie Spurs joined the Boston Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls as the only teams in league history to win four Howev to most fans of whom took to the streets honking their horns in cele bration the victory was as inevitable as paying Spurs 82 They stayed with that attitude throughout the series and until the end of Game It was a boring to be featuring ugly play by both The Spurs were far from being at their best in the final two but that did nt change how folks feel about their If its me it cant be said Matt Cavanaugh of Gruene while watching the action at On The Half Shell Oyster it was maybe a little But I absolutely think well Why pay attention to the game when we know theyre going to win anyway Were here to All around town the Spurs faithful dutifully watched as their team went up by 11 See Page 8A Another delay on Milled Street Residents upset about extended street repair By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Mill Street in New Braun fels is ironically living up to its the frustration of some of its whohave lived with a roaaconstruc tion project that already has been like a unwelcome fami ly member for about a found themselves facing an unexpected extension to their problem They started working on this nearly a year ago and I know theres been some issues with the but it doesnt look like much progress has been Pam Koerlin said Thursday My and I live on the 1000 We saw that the blocks on either side of us was but we So he went to talk with one of the contractors sitting outside our Pam Koerlin said her hus band could not believe it when he was told that instead of getting their street in shipshape condition like their the contrac tors were about to tear it up again and completely re construct the just on their On there were about 20 or 30 people from the city holding a meet ing out front of our Pam Koerlin Trust Im glad that the job is going to be completed but its been a year DAVID Construction workers lay down a layer of asphalt along West Mill Street near North Hickory AvenueThursday The longrunning projects completion has been delayed further as city officials decided milled section of street must be rebuilt not just Many drivers passing Mill Street at Walnut Avenue might be familiar with the road closed to through traf fic and the red cones that identify the ongoing status of a project that was expected to have been fin ished by the end of this New Braunfels city officials In June the city hired contractor Valemas of San Antonio to undertake a multistreet construction In former Director of Public Works Mike Short told the city council that the contractor had until July 2007 to com plete the Although the 900 and the 1100 blocks of Mill Street were given a new look this week with the addition of a final layer of the Koerlings and the other resi dents who live in the nine homes that make up the 1000 block will have to rattle and roll their vehicles for nearly a month longer before too can experience a smoother Interim Public Works Director James Ballowe said he has received several com ments from local adding that the reconstruc tion of the street is a better decision When wemilledthat section of Mill we dis covered there was no foun Ballowe If we just put some asphalt down on top of whats already it might only last two or three He said the city decided not to go for the quick fix and it should all be com pleted in three or four weeks at the long end of Mark Koopmans can be reached at Doctor censured by state board Bahr investigated after an elderly patient died By David Rauf The HeraldZeitung A New Braunfels area doc tor has been disciplined by the Texas Medical Board for failing to appropriately treat an elderly nursing home res ident who died from an infection in her lower diges tive Douglas Frederick who has practiced internal medicine in New Braunfels for about 20 years was disciplined for failing to meet the generally accept ed standard of care with regard to an 89yearold female patient who was suf fering from vomit ing and abdominal pain caused by an infection called clostridium Clostridium difficile is a bac teria that can cause severe inflamma tion of the colon and in some cases According to the TMB agreed order obtained by the Bahr admitted that he failed to monitor the patients condi tion in a timely manner and he did not consider alter natives to the medication See Page 3A Transportation Commission authorizes toll road projects From staff and wire reports y 281 improvements among possible area tollfinanced projects officials on Thursday approved more than 80 toll road projects across the many of which probably would use some private State lawmakers recently passed a twoyear moratorium on some pri vate toll road The law still allows local and state planners to move on the new toll projects with a price range of more than billion although the rules have Included in the list are identified projects to build managed lanes on Interstate 35 and 281 from the Comal County line south to San The 135 project is listed on TxDOT documents as a total cost of The 281 project calls for a 4to 6lane toll road costing Under these local offi cials would get the first crack at development before the state steps And even if privately the government would own and operate the roads and collect the But with that comes the added risk to taxpayers that if the tolls dont pro duce the revenue they were they get stuck with the The message we got was toll roads are but we dont want pri vately owned said Ric chairman of the Texas Transportation which approved the The projects touch most of the states largest Williamson said they need to be built as toll roads See Page 8A ptown provides an Elegant Sanctuary r Downstairs in tht Prince Inn San Antonio 8307085411