New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 1, 2011, Page 6

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung November 1, 2011

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Rare October snuw WAYLAND,ltaM^(AP) Hundreds of thousandsof people across the Northeast shivered at the (irospt'it of days vyithout heat or lights after a freak ()t tolx*r srH Avstorrnover the vvtvkerKj, and many towns |X)Stf)oned tritk-or-treating Mond.iy in what stn’med like a mean Mal|f)vv('en prank to some (hil(lr(Mi families hiiildled under blankets and vvintrr toats at home or waited out lht> c risis in sh(»lters as Utilit\ (rc'ws struggled to fix |)ow-er lines brought down b\ the storm. Hundreds of schools closed, giving youngsters one ()f the earliest snow days on record. "Such a small storm but sucfi a big disastet;" said Marina Shen, who spent Sunday night with her husband and dog at a middle sc hcx)l in Wayland, a Boston suburb of 1 i,00() where half the homes lost fxnver just a tew inc h-es fell in Wayland, and mostcif it had mc’lteci by Monday, but overnight tem(X'rafurc's fell lx‘low frc'ezing. "The house* is re.illy, really cold. You cannot do anything. It's so dark, cold," Sl^n said. "Here they give us a hot shower." From Maryland tp Maine, high winds and wet, heavy snow brought d(>wn trees, branches and wires Saturday and Sunday. Snowfall amounts ranged from less than inc h in some places to 32 inc hes in the small town of Peru, Mass., in the Berkshire Mountains, The storm was blamed for at least 20 deaths, inc Hiding one in C anada. Most were causc'd by falling trees, wrecks or elec trocu- tions from downed wires. Eight people died irvft’nnsylvania. More than 3 million homes and businesses in the Northeast lost pcjwer af the height of the storm. By early M<)nday night, that number was nearly 1.8 million. Sonx'oftht'same arc*aswer<' hit hard by the rainy remnantsof Hurricane Irc'ne just two months ag(>, but in many placcs the utility damage was wf)rse this tinie The trc‘es had yet to lose' thc'ir leaves and ca()turt>d all t(x) muc h of the snovv. XT1? iUilJlJ "The leaves on the trcx’s have made whole trees and huge liranches c(>me down and takt*n down more? yvires," said New |('r sc*y Cjov. t'hris C hristie. "It's a huge« challenge forgery Ik xly'' With the tempc’raturc' rising again, the storm's (‘fft'cts will pnrf) ably outlast the snow itself. ( hristie said he exp(‘( t('c| [K>r( c'nt ()t the f75,{)()() c ust()mers in New k'rsey without |)ower to h.ive it bac k by Thursday, though h(’ kn(*w that vvould Ix' littk* com fort to (XH)|)li‘^hivering in the dark WRECK Continued from Page 1 \\ Ix'rry said earK indi-( alors point to the lac I C'lKnn wa*' riding the s( ()oler .ilont'and uithout DEBATE Continued from Pnge 1 ha \ <■ ( one hided that a teinpeK'd and rea'^oned (lis( ussion ol l iver issue's would be ini[)()ssil)l(',' She continued: "In an .ttni()sphere that int ludc's hu( It uniontfolk'd and v lo-lent ( onvments, if would Ih' uiux ise to hrive a public in('etini> that imghl trigger pin sK .)! violenc c', r.ithc'r than i.ilion.ii debatí'. She s.lid ( an tlie Ran polilK .il ac linn ( c)niiiiillee was iising th(' InteriK'l to trv td f.jIK su|»potters to ihc debate, and she gol ,i gul leeling' that some-ihin^ I)ad i <uiid h.ippen I he Me ■'I |Ust d(»111 w.inl to be in am wa\ responsibli» tor putting our volunteers in harm s \\a\, she s.iid. Kriiegf'r said voters ( an \ isit (Mi h politic ai <i( tion ( oniinittc'e s el)s(ic --Sup|)orl rh(’l» and ilsnn ( iver.( orn to !)('( oine belter mtormed on the issue Stone\ Wiihanis who a helmel when she lost c ontrol, went off the road .Hid hit the* gate. The absence of a hcl-mc't likely contributc'd to (llynn'<^ death, Whc'rry s.iid. "We certainly want to ('mf)hasi/e we want people to t.ike a motorc yc Ic' safety ciHirse and c ertainly wc'ar a hc'lmet," hc' said. "Il you're* going lo go on a motorcyc l(>, scootc'r, bic v-c le or anything, you want to wear hc*ad protection." would have’ opposi'd Krueger m today's d(’balc‘, said h(' doc'sn t agrc'c' that there have been "Ic'gili-m.ite Ihrc'ats on anyl)odv's h(>allh safc'tv or welfare'." "I strongly do not agrc’C' with h(»r [iosilion that she was threatened in any way," Williams said Monday. He said both sidc*s h.ivc' bc'en c'ngaging in passionate' campaigning. "You've got vc'rv' [xissioiv ale |K‘ople' on both siek's ot this issue," he* said. "W\ politic s. It's e ampaigmng. That's |usl the* wav it is, but vou can't make* a moiin-1.1 in out of a mole*hill." Krue*ge*r said believi's llic* o[)position has spamme'd (“mail aecounis, trie*d lo hack into hc'r person.d emails, eggc*d ( ars, cailed [)ro-ban supporters liars <ind slole*n pro ban signs. "But now they're talking .ibout hilling people in the t.ue vvilh a shove*l, calling somc'one the antichrisi ... We are* '>aying, ’I nough is c'tiough.'" Krue*ger rc*lc*rred lo .ui online* comment attribiilc*d lo a ban oppone*nt who re'te'renc ed "the antic hrisI" who "spew'S he*r venom Irom hc*r mouth ,il)out how the* cans are vvai*^! dc'c'p in the rive*r." In addition, a ( an the Ban leade*r reporte'dly has posic'd c ommenis saying a Support rlii' volun-le(*f's remarks "m.ikc's me want to hit someone* in the* lac e* vvilh a shove*l." Willi.ims said thre.ils have be*e'n lelt on the anli-ban side ,is wt*ll. He' said a loc al c onve*n-ie*ncc* store* ovvnc'r vvho is opposed to the* b.m told him lliat some* ol his c .(shie*rs we*re ye*lle‘d at b\ c usiome'rs and le*ll'ne*d bc*( ,iuse ol signs 111 the* store* windows, "Bec.uise* workers t(*lt thre‘at(*ned, ihev look the* Signs down," Williams s.) id. Wade* Arlc*dge, prc'sidc*nl ol the I )enioc rats ol {om.\l ( ounlv, said the* debate* w.)s can( ele'd In the group .itlc'r Krut'gc'r vvilhdrc'vv. "I'm sad that it didn't work out," Arledge* said. NOTICE To All Customers of Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. On May 18,1998,the Public Utility Commissiori of Texas desig-riated Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative (GVTC) the "Eligible Telecommunications Carrier" for its service area for universal service purposes. The goal of universal service is to provide all citizens access to essential telecommunications services. GVTC provides voice grade access to the public switched telephone network and dual tone multi-frequency signaling or its functional equivalent. GVTC also provides single party residence (with unlimited local usage) and business service for rates which range from $10.25 for residential customers and from $14.95 per month for business customers. This includes access to; •    Long distance carriers •    Emergency services •    Operator services •    Directory assistance •    Telecommunications Relay Services •    Other services designed to persons with disabilities •    Toll blocking for qualifying low*income consumers Use of these services may result in added charges. In addition, GVTC provides one copy of its annual local directory without charge. Touch Tone service is available for a charge of $1.25 per month. GVTC would be pleased to provide you with specific rates for your area upon request. GVTC also offers qualified customers Lifeline Service. If you are a Low Income customer you may qualify for GVTC's Lifeline Program. This means you may receive a monthly discount for your basic phone charges. This service also includes a qualifying customers. Please call GVTC at 1-800-367-4882 if you have any questions, or visit our website at Flat-screen TVs stolen from Newks Someone stole* several tiat-screen televisions ree ently from |ohn New-c e )mbe's Ten-nis Ranch in Ncnv Braun-fe*ls, a c ity p o I i c e spokesman said. ( Iea n i n g staff noticeci the* theft and re*pc)rted TVs missing about lO;!.^ a.m. I rid.iy at Ne'wks, locatc'd ,il 32S Mission Valley Road, said Caf)l. lohn Me Donald Slafl reports of New Braunfels Police Dc'partme'nt. He said stall re'(M)rtc'd thrcH' missingtc*lc*-visions valued at about $ iSO eac h. Me Donald said it was unclear Monday how the* thiet or thie'ves gained ae cess tc) the rooms. "I think multiple* rooms vvc*re* e*nle*re*d l>ul onl\ ihre’c* TVs were* taken," Me Don aid said. "Il doc'sn'l appe*ar to l)c* any lore e*d e'tilrv." Ring missing; cleaners suspected ,\ Ne*w Br.vunle*ls reported a diamond ring Stolen from her home, and she* suspc'cts the c lc*aning cre’w took it, a |)olic e* d(* I )a rt m (*« l s ( >c > ke * s m, i n said. ( apt. John Me Donald ot New Braunfels I’olicc' De[)artmenl said the* ring, valueni at .»bout $^»,(V(H) wc'tTt missing Thursday or Friday. [he* woni.m m.ide Ihe* re*()ort about H;40 p.m. I ri da\ .it he*r home* in Ihe* 800 block of Norlh|)ark Kidge\ McDonald s.viel. I le* said the VIC tim rc'portc'd discov c'ring the* nng missing from a (e’welry box the’n c .tiled polle e. "She* s.I id she* use*s a c le'.iiiing sc*rvicc and thc'v 're the* only )e*ople have* been in t x‘ house*, Ntc I )c)nald said. Obama wants to cut drug shortages WASHINGTON (AP) Unprecedented drug shortages are thrc*atening the* lives of cancc*r patients and othi’r seriously ill pc*o-[)le, and the Obama administration's plan lo t.K kle them is but a sm.ill stc'p toward solving a com-ple*x problem. Prc‘Side*nt Barac k Ob.vma orclerc'd the FckkI and Drug Administration on MoneI.n lo take nc'w stc*|)S to send out early warnings about looming shortage's .mcl lr\ to .iverl ihc’m. "Iyen though live I DA suc( c'sstulK prc'vente'd an ae tual c risis, this is one ol those* slow-rolling prob le*ms that c ould e*nd up re*sLilting in disaster lor patients and he*alth cari* lac ililic's .ill over the* coun try," ()b.ima said. Thc're's .tlre*adv .> c risis in lhe»e*yes ot manv trustralc'd doe tors <ind hospil.ils w ho are* scrambling lor supplie-s ot mc'die ines ranging Irom common c hemolher.i()ies. lo anesthetic s usc'd in sur gerv, to the* ele'clroKles are c rue i.)l lo IV teeding in intensive < .ire. I ille*e*n de.ilhs have* l)e'en l)l.une‘d on short,ige's TURNOUT Continued fiom Page 1 cuiu'ndments only me lude; •    Bulvercl(*''S[)nng h: l .irlv voting will Ih* conduc le*d    a I Bulverde*'Spring Branc h I ibrar\', I ^ I Bulve'rde (Tossing in Bulverde*, troni H) a.m. to 7 p.m. today. •    ('an\on l ake*: I arly vol- ing w ill be* ( onduc ted at r\e> Prc'ston Mc*mori.d I ibiar\, 1 () »I I South Ac ( ess Ko.ul in ( anvon 1 .ike*, Irom 10 .i.m. to " p.m. Wf'dnc's da\ and Ihursdav, In (iuadalupe* ( ounl\, Marion rc'sick’nls .ire* voting on thre*c' sc hool re*late‘d propositions to raise* monc*\ ior (onstruc lion proje*c Is, Sv iyia M.irmolego, de|)ut\ c ie*rk for the* ( luadalupc* ( ounty e*lc'c lions otiicc', s.ii(l l’.itie*nls have me*nls det.i\e‘d, snrge>rie's c anc e*k*d. or hacl lo use se*c oncLe hoic e* me*dic .1 lions. I josptl.ils .tre- le'pori ing piK e*-gouging sue h as a drug ih.H usu.ilK e osts SJ() being ollc'tí'd toi $l,jO(). Some*timc“s. "you h.ive lo look thc* p.ilKMíl in ihe e\e and S.1V, 1 ( .tn'l vou I ce'rt.iinlv c .in't vou the vva\ I me*anl lo lre*.it \evu s,iid Dr. lames Spe’\e‘i, med ic <íl dirc'cloi ot lite ( linic .il e aiK er c e*nter .il \ew iik l 'ii(V('rsil\ 1 .tngonc' Me>d IC al ( e*nle'r Mond.n JO |)eo|)le vol e*d on the M.irion |S1 1 propositions ec|u.iling IH vote*s ,is ot l.)t(' Mon da\ atle*rnoon. Marión \()le'rs go to the |)olls ,)t the Manon |S| ) 1 ibraiN'. ( )lhe*r {ju.idalupe e.iiK voting loe allons iiu luck* lh< • Se*guin I k*< lions l )lti( c* \2 I > S. \tilami .ind the S( hert/ 1 IcH lions( )llic<* i I 101 I Ibel Koad'. The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council ? m I Arts Events-November 2011 ll/lontti-At-A-Glance \    Events I !    Artoberfest Exhibit, \    N B Art League I I !    Small Works for Big !    Holidays Exhibit I    Monthly Art Show j    Reception I I I    Gone with the \    Wurst, Wurstfest \    Melodrama, Circle !    Arts Theatre !    KIDs Shows I    Auditions for I    Nunsense I I I [    Comal Community '    Band Performances Wurstfest Booth, German American Society Parade of American Music, N, B Music Study Club Advent Vespers Gemischter Chor Harmonie Performance ELFS Recital, S T A G.E., Inc, Tony Pace, Up on the Roof Dates & Times Location Telephone 1'’ -12' Mon-Sat,N B Art League 830-629-8022 10 am - 5 pm. Sun, Gallery, 239 W San noon - 5 pm    Antonio St 16"^ thru Dec. 30"’ 18"', 5 pm - 8 pm 4 - 13 , Mon - Sat Circle Arts Theatre Reservations Î 7:30 pm, Sat & Sun Landa Park 4 pm 19'^ 2 pm & 4 30 pm 2T' . 7 pm 830-837-6172 830 708 830 708 1 101 1 101 4'" . 4 pm 5'" 11 30 am 25“’, Evening 4'" -13"' 10"’, 7 pm 27"’ . 4 pm 12"' , 5 pm 13''' , 4 pm 19^ . 7:30 pm W ursthalle The Big Íent Mam Pia/a W urstfest Marketplatz Unitarian Church 1 35 Alves Lane Cross Lutheran Church W ursthalle 830 708 1437 ! 830-625 5217 830-625-3510 830-625 3510 830-620-6 787 Krause House, 830 438 Bulverde, TX -2339 I Braugtex Performing 830-527‘-080a Arts Theatre www.gnbac.orgJÉ!*. ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: November 1, 2011