New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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SUNDAY June 15, 2003
32 pages in 4 sections
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Vol. 152, No. 1837
Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852
The pressure and futility of another failed effort is evident in the face of Sarah Roth, right, as they speak with Joe Krall and Joe Pojman of Texas Right to Life organization outside the doors of the Texas House of Representatives in Austin. In the closing days of the just completed legislative session, Sarah and her sister, Jennifer, dabbing her eyes in the foreground, met with various legislators about a research vote that was important to them.
Disease takes innocence out of youthfulness
By Sean Bowlin Staff Writer
Imagine poking your finger with a needle the first thing every morning to see if your blood sugar is too high.
Or having to poke your finger immediately after you eat something. That’s after every time you eat.
How about worrying about high blood-sugar levels that could cause the eventual loss of an arm or a leg?
Welcome to the world of Sarah and Jennifer Roth. They have juvenile diabetes. And they never get a day off from it.
When Sarah was first diagnosed with juvenile diabetes five years ago, she was confused and scared. She had no idea what juvenile diabetes was.
Now she knows. It’s painful, and she
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The Roth twins order special wheat so they can bakebread that contains wheat germ, which helps keep their immune systems full of Vitamin B.
What Is It?
■ In juvenile (type 1) diabetes, the most serious and most complicated form of the disease, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that enables people to get energy from food.
■ To survive, people with juvenile diabetes must test their blood sugar four or five times a day by pricking their fingers for blood, and then administer themselves insulin through multiple, daily injections, or, like the Roth twins, through the use of a continuous infusion insulin pump.
■ People with juvenile diabetes must constantly be prepared for potential hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) reactions, which can be life threatening.
■ The devastating long-term complications of diabetes are blindness, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, amputations and nerve damage.
■ While usually diagnosed in childhood, juvenile diabetes is also diagnosed in adults.
NBISD nears choice for principal at high school
By Sean Bowlin
A new principal for New Braunfels High School could be named Monday night.
New Braunfels Independent School District trustees will consider approving the appointment of a replacement for retired principal Mike Fit-sko during a special 5:30 p.m. meeting Monday in the Eliot Knox Library of the Education Center at 430 West Mill St.
“Its the culmination of the work of a committee composed of high school teachers, high school parents and other district patrons,” said spokesperson Stephanie Ferguson.
Ferguson said the district received more than 60 applications for the vacant principal’s job. The committee narrowed the list to three recommendations.
The three finalists were interviewed by NBISD Superintendent Ron Reaves and other assistant superintendents.
Ferguson said the selectee will attend Monday s meeting.
Storms continue to rumble through the Hill Country
By Dylan Jimenez
Flash flood warnings are in effect until noon today as another storm system works its way across Texas, bringing rains and high winds with it.
Power outages caused by falling tree limbs, wind and lightning kept New Braunfels Utilities dispatch busy during a heavy storm Friday night.
Trouble with low-water crossings and vehicles sliding off the road also were rejxirted at the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.
Although the sky looked clear, blue and peaceful most of Saturday, sporadic thunderstorms and rainfall continue to threaten the area.
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Center of community’s attention
By Dylan JimEnez
GARDEN RIDGE — Mayor Jay Feibel-man told the crowd of 50 or so attending Saturday’s opening ceremony that the building that bears his name was a “good looking facility,” but more important, it is paid for.
Lena Langthorp of Pokey Publislung has lived in Garden Ridge for IO years. Pokey has put together four telephone books for the city. She has watched the number of entries in that phone directory increase from somewhere between 700 and 800 to 1,200 entries.
She was at the ceremony for the new Jay F. Feibelman Garden Ridge Community Center in January.
As she looked over the 13,(XX) square footCall for rental information
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structure, she expressed a bit of amazement.
“I can visualize that this is going to be a great thing for the people of Garden Ridge,” langthorp said.
The center was built with the community in mind.
For years Garden Ridge citizens borrowed a facility used by the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department for events.
When it was announced it would be sold
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As Mayor Pro-Tem Russ Sanders dolls out praise for those involved with the building of the new City of Garden Ridge Community Center, Brittany and Wyatt Ackerman (seated) show their appreciation in true brother/sister style — by clapping each other’s heads instead of their hands.