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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY March 2001 16 pages in 2 sections mljf pages in 2 scctic HERALDZEITUNG 105 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents WATSON Watson lobbies to strengthen tree regs BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cilwoman Juliet Watson wants to put more bark into the citys tree During Mondays council Watson agreed to meet with City Attor ney Floyd Akers to discuss changes she wants to make to the twoyearold I just ask that we would add additional protection to the ordinance for heritage trees because I dont think the ordinance is working as well as it Watson A heritage tree is an old larger in most cases more than 24 inches in diam eter or twothirds of the cir cumference of the state record size for that species of A protected tree is any tree more than 8 inches in Councilman Larry Alexan der asked where Watson thought the ordinance She cited the loss of several pecan trees at the Walgreens construction project at Wal nut Avenue and Business A row of old pecans on the property should have been protected by the ordinance but apparently were Watson Watson also asked that the citys extraterritorial juris diction be included in the The city board that helped draft the tree ordinance originally suggest ed including the Thats where a large por tion of the city is Watson I just dont See Cafeteria tastes CISD auditions food for school lunch menu JUSTIN Karen Voosen inspects a food sample while her son devours food at CISDs Taste of the Town Tuesday Mark was especially fond of the handheld BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Gone are the days when the rectangular pizza slice fit perfectly in the matching por tion of the school cafeterias parti tioned Comal Independent School District takes school lunches to a more palatable The district hosted the first part of its annual Taste of the Town at Canyon Intermediate School on The public was invited to sample new foods from four different food brokers and then fill out a survey rat ing the Foods that fare well could be included on next years We have good food said Beth Wal district food service Unlike getting fed in jail or the school cafeteria that most adults Comal school district students get a choice in their We have really tried to deinstitutional ize school Wallace Tuesdays Taste of the Town held a wide variety of hopefuls for the districts One of the most notable was a crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is sealed in its own bread like an afterschool Douglas Kroom attended the event for the first time with his I think they should have it every he said The second tasting is from 3 today at Spring Branch Middle Stock market rebounds from Monday selloff NEW YORK AP Tech nology and blue chip stocks snapped back Tuesday as bar gain hunters capitalized on the damage caused by Wall Streets worst day this But analysts cautioned against reading too much into the which came pri marily on heavy trading late in the Although the Nasdaq composite index closed above the bench recovering from Mon days it remains near its lowest level in more than two the Dow Jones industrials gains barely cut into its 436point loss in the previous The rebound we saw was very but this isnt said Brian fun damental market strategist at US Bancorp Piper Were going to be back and forth here for a The Nasdaq closed up at a percent taking back much of Mondays 129point The Dow rose to or less than 1 per in choppy The Standard Poors 500 index rose gaining to but is still in bear market territory at more than 20 percent off its The rebounds staying pow er was market watchers because the outlook for company profits remains dismal and investor sentiment is Weve gotten down far enough that there is going to be some bargainhunting like what were seeing said Richard technical analyst at Scott Stringfel But I dont think weve put the low on the market Were clearly still cor recting the excesses in some of the tech there were some signs at least for the stocks and stock prices might be News that Motorola was cutting in addition to previously announced companywide upset few on Wall The worlds secondlargest cellphone which blamed soft market rose 24 cents to CounciLwants new list of street projects BY RON MALONEY Writer New Braunfels City Council sent city staff back to work on another list of street pro jects Monday a pro posal that drew the ire of City Manager Mike For a Shands looked like he could have torn up a street or two with his bare Shands told council it need ed to provide the leadership arid direction necessary for staff to move forward and not simply spin its SHANDS preparing list upon There are people on this staff with real ability who can get the job and we fol low orders very he You have to tell us what you You have to give us some idea of just what kind of projects youre willing to See Holocaust survivor shares stories of suffering JUSTIN George a Hungarian tells of surviving the Holocaust and answers questions from Spring Branch Middle School eighthgraders on BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer When George Fodor was he worked beside his mother swinging a sledge He and his family were told they were working for the war effort Nazi Germanys last ditch attempt to post pone the inevitable end to the Third Reich and the worst example of genocide the world has ever a Hungarian spoke to Spring Branch Middle School eighth graders on Tuesday about surviving the The students are the same age as Fodor was when the Nazis took him and his The middle school students have spent eight weeks learning about the including reading the Diary of Anne Anne Frank was a Jew ish teenager from Holland who hid with her family in an attic for almost two years before being captured and sent to her death in a Nazi concentration The culmination of the students study ended with the presentation by who represents the National Jew ish Federation of San Fodor spoke of losing his grandpar His grandfather had health prob lems and became ill with an His family had been told his grandpar ents were going to the hospital but they were instead Fodor spoke of working in a Siemens factory making generator sets for German Maybe you have heard of They make wonderful telephones you can buy at Service he told the We never saw any We ate cabbage boiled cab a lot of I despise the smell of cabbage The silent and lis tened as Fodor described how he was lucky to be on one of the three trains that took him and his family from Those who looked strong enough to work got on one The young and the old got on two trains and went straight to the gas Fodor His 6yearold sister was placed on See INSIDE Key Code 76 No new meningitis cases reported Two boys remain hospitalized BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY School and public health officials Tuesday report ed no new cases of suspected spinal meningitis in Comal They also offered no information in connection with two 16yearold boys who have probably been strick en with the bacteria that causes spinal meningitis although there are unconfirmed reports that they are recovering at San hospi Texas Department of Health Regional Director Chip Riggins said Tuesday that definitive lab results werent but it seemed increasingly likely that the two members of the Smithson Valley High School soccer were infect ed with the bacteria that causes We do have more The diagnosis is more certain The bacteria was present in their Riggins Final lab results could come in as See Taking Care What Neisseria Meningitis is the bacteria that causes spinal It is very and is carried in the mouth and It can be spread by Risk Spinal meningitis can be fatal if not treated promptly with antibi In it can cause nerve or brain damage Including loss of speech or intelligence or Symptoms Severe body Anyone who might have had contact with an infected person should contact a physician Prevention measures thorough Do not share drinks or Do not kiss someone who is or might be ;