New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222
Major hospital closed because of SARS
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities closed a major hospital Thursday and put patients and 2,000 workers under observation for the SARS virus, while across the city, anxious residents emptied grocery stores of rice, oil and frozen food in a bout of panic-buying.
The People’s Hospital of Peking University was the second medical facility to close because of severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed four more people, raising Beijing’s death toll to 39. Nationwide, HO people have died from the disease, the Health Ministry said.
The hospital was being disinfected, and a university official who would only give his surname, Sun, said an unknown number of patients and 2,262 employees were moved for observation to another hospital, one of six designated to handle SARS.
However, a sign outside the building, which was cordoned off with police tape, said everything inside — from patients to equipment was being kept there to stem the spread of the SARS virus.
Gamer aims for operating government next week
BAGH DAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq’s American administrator said Thursday he hopes to get government ministries up and running by late next week, and if necessary “we’ll buy the furniture” for them in this looted and burned-out capital.
Jay Garner said little, however, in his first Baghdad news conference about the potentially explosive issue of naming a top political leadership for Iraq. In a possible sign of trouble, an important Shiite Muslim cleric said that sect’s highest authority would refuse to meet with the* Americans.
In Baghdad, electricity was only slowly being restored. Supplies of clean [lumped water, dependent on electric power, remained largely cut off. Almost all shops remained closed. In a still mostly lawless city, looters picked at buildings not yet emptied of fixtures and merchandise.
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► Birthdays/ Anniversanes
Happy Birthday to David Nazworth (9 years), Cindy Wiktar and Ruben Ortiz
Happy Anniversary to Frank and Pam Capps and Brian and Michelle Hubertus (11 years).
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► Clubs and Events
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
■ NBHS Unicom band trip to Dallas
■ Memorial Elementary first and second grade field day at NBHS
■ Youth Leadership New Braunfels closing retreat, Camp Travis
■ NBMS Student Council dance,
7 to 10 p.m.
■ Academic pentathlon competition
► Clubs and Events
THE LOW-IMPACT OANCE AEROBICS CLASS takes place at 8:15 a m. Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays at Seele Parish House. The class consists of a cardiovascular workout, strength training with light weights, stretching and relaxation. For information, call 625-9295.
KAFFEE KLATSCH bereavement support group meets from 10 to 11:30 a m. every Friday. For information, call 625-7500.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6:45 p m daily and at noon every day except Saturday at the 24-hour club at 1142 Eikel.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at 300 Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 years and older in the Laurel Plaza Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $1.25. Call Rita at 629-
The Mid-Texas Symphony completes its 25th anniversary season with its annual “Pops” concert beginning at 4 p.m. May 4 in the New Braunfels Civic Center. The highlight will be the performance by the 2003 Mid-Texas Symphony Society Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Zhan Shu. For information and ticket purchase, call (830) 372-8089 in Seguin, or 629-0336 in New Braunfels.
1751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Free transportation to site to eat.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP NEW BRAUNFELS class of 2003 graduation is scheduled for 6 p.m. today in the New Braunfels High School cafeteria. Tickets are $15 and available at the chamber office or online at www.nbcham.org. Call 625-2385 for information.
CHURCH WOMEN OF COMAL COUNTY has scheduled the spring luncheon to benefit the “Share Our Sustenance” Food Bank in New Braunfels at noon today at the First Protestant Church Family Life Center.
Tickets are $5, available at the door. Bring a canned food item. Call 625-6774 for information.
THE TRIAD/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets at 9:30 today at the Comal County Sheriff's Office Persons interested in obtaining information on preventing scams, fraud and abuse of
seniors are invited to attend. Call 625-5416 for information.
AN AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Canyon Lake Action Center at 1917 FM 2673, Sattler. This refresher course is for all licensed drivers regardless of age. Cost is $10. Membership in AARP is not required to attend. Certificate of completion of this eight-hour course makes one eligible for an auto insurance discount. To register early call (830)-964-2324. Class size limited to 35 individuals. For information call Bob Botcher at (830) 438-2839.
THE FIFTH ANNUAL BARBECUE COOK OFF, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, April 25
AccuWeather .Com forecast for daytime conditions high/low temperatures COLO T
L, Amarillo 73 /43
El Paso 84 /54
Wichita Falls 75/49
Midland 83 /55
Austin 83 /53
San Antonio 88 /58
Houston 85 /56
Mostly sunny Highs upper 80s Ram: none NE wind, 10 mph
Mostly clear Lows mid 50s Rain: none NE wind, 5 mph
Saturday at the River Valley Resort/Rio Raft Company on River Road in Canyon Lake. Advanced tickets are $6. Call (830) 964-2223.
THE CIBOLO BOWLING CLUB, 601 Main St. in Cibolo, conducts its annual Supper and Bowling Tournament Saturday and Sunday. “Old Timers" compete at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday. Pot bowling will be at 2:30, 5:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (210) 566-7504 or (210) 659-3988.
FLOYD COLLINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND BENEFIT, sponsored by Smithson Valley FFA, is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Anhalt. Cost is $15 for adults in advance, $20 at the gate. Children 10 and younger are admitted free with purchase of one adult ticket. Call (830) 885-5040.
THE SCHUMANNSVILLE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION S annual meeting is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery. Bring lawnchairs. For information, call 625-3028.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS COMMUNITY CHORALE performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. The “America Sings” program will be directed by Ann Hair and accompanied by Jo Ann Lemmon. Tickets are $7 and are available at Johnson Furniture, China-n-Things, Brauntex and from chorale members.
NEW BRAUNFELS CLASS OF 1993 10-year reunion will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Cost is $25 before May 1. Log onto www.newbraunfels.txed.net or call Brandi at (830) 624-2650.
THE CANYON MUSIC BOOSTERS AWARD BANQUET is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Dimer tickets are $7 adults, $6 students. No tickets available at the door. Call 620-1715 or 609-2687 for tickets and information.
Edwards Aquifer 687.6 ft. Comal River 405 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 413 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
910.95 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water
6.113 million gallons Well water
1.627 million gallons
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Saturday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid ^ Pollen COlintS 80s Sunday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Monday —
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Tuesday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of ram. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. Wednesday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 80s
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Sunset ...............8:06 p.m.
Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between April 2t and April 22:
Michael T Atkins, 48, San Antonio, assault causing bodily injury
Shawn H Ayers, 24, Devine, motion to proceed with adjudication/burglary of a building, motion to proceed with adjudica tion/assault causing bodily injury.
James G Canel no Jr., 18, Castroville, motion to revoke probation/driving while intoxicated
Elliot S. Davis, 22, New Braunfels, commitment/assault causing bodily injury.
John R Grover, 38, Universal City, motion to revoke probation/assault causing bodily injury.
David S Jennings, 35, Canyon Lake, assault causing bodily injury to family member
Christopher M Landm, 40, Canyon Lake, (possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle
Blas D teija, 33, San Antonio, failure to appear/driving while intoxicated Latesha M McElroy, 25, Spring Branch, theft by check between $20 and $500
Victor C McNeil, 24, New Braunfels, disregarding no passing zone striping; failure to appear.
Juan Rodriguez III, 26, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility (3 counts) failure to appear/no insurance; expired license plates, violation of promise to appear.
Thomas R. San Miguel, 26, New Braunfels, driving while license suspended
Conrad C. Valero, 39, New Braunfels, motion to adjudicate/possession of less than I gram of a controlled substance,
penally group 1.
Jaime Vasquez, 22, San Marcos, speeding - 80 mph in a 55 mph zone; failure to appear.
Gene R Wright, 66, Canyon Lake, parole violation.
George T. Yancey, 28, Smithville, failure Ic appear/driving while intoxicated
Norma A Ybarra, 25, San Antonio, failure to maintain financial responsibility; no driver’s license; unsafe lane change
Martin P. Zuniga, 35, Seguin, theft by check between $20 and $500
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