New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Agency urges screening passengers for SARS
UNDATED (AP) — Airlines flying out of a handful of cities hit hard by a mystery disease should question passengers at check-in desks for signs of sickness, a global health agency said Thursday.
In its first warning that suggests the disease can be spread on airplanes, the World Health Organization said passengers with flu-like symptoms or who may have been exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, should not be allowed to fly.
“If the passengers are sick, health workers will be recommending to the airline that they not board the plane,” said Dr. David Heymann, WHO’s infectious diseases chief.
The WHO advice — it can only make recommendations to governments — is directed at flights leaving cities where the disease is spreading locally: Tbronto; Singapore; Hanoi, Vietnam; Hong Kong; Taiwan; Beijing, Shanghai and the Chinese province of Guangdong, where the earliest cases of SARS occurred.
The United States has 51 suspected cases, said Dr. Julie Gerberdmg, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
House approves Amber Alert package
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House joined the Senate Thursday in approving money for a nationwide child kidnapping “Amber Alert” system, but a dispute over the House’s addition of other provisions for sex offenses could delay the system’s implementation.
The CX) P-controlled House pushed through a package of child protection measures by an overwhelming vote of 410-14, including “Amber” and “Code Adam” alerts designed to quickly stop kidnappers, a ban on computer-simulated child pornography and new punitive measures for sex offenses.
The legislation “not only gets the word out after a kidnapping, but it also takes strong steps to keep them from happening in the first place,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
Amber alerts are named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl abducted in Arlington, Tfexas, and later found murdered. Bulletins are distributed quickly through radio and television broadcasts and electronic highway signs about kidnapped children and their abductors.
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Happy Birthday to Sammy Anderson (16 years), Michael Rodriguez (40 years), Mary Jenschke, Tony Armondi, Christopher Tuch (19 years,
March 27) and Nicole Watts (19 years, March 27).
Happy Anniversary to Charles and Juanita Harrell.
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
■ Memorial Primary Kite Day
■ Lamar Primary first-grade kite day and grandffiends' picnic at Comal County Fairgrounds, 11 a.m.
■ Monoceras tryouts, gym, 3 p.m.
II OakRun Sixth Grade Center Student Council lock-in 5 to 10 p.m.
■ OakRun Sixth Grade Center open house, 5:30 p.m.; talent show, 6:45 p.m.; PTA meeting to follow.
■ RCES Donuts for Dads
■ CHS AFJROTC at USS Lexington
■ CHS softball vs. New Braunfels
►Clubs and Events
THE LOW-IMPACT DANCE 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 a.m. 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 629-1751 to make reservations 24 hours in
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Schlitterbahn employees get a sneak peak at two Travel Channel shows featuring the waterpark resort. “America’s Best Waterparks,” which picked Schlitterbahn as America’s number one waterpark, reairs at 2 p.m. Saturday. A new show, “Fantasy Lands,” features Schlitterbahn along with four other theme parks, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. It premiers at 7 p.m. Friday. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels opens for the 2003 season April 26. For information, call (830) 625-2351, or see the parks’ Web site at www.schlitterbahn.com.
advance. Free transportation to
Sl AFR6EE DIABETES CHECK is
sponsored by the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, conducted by McKenna Memorial Hospital Staff. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Call 629-2021 for information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHARITY FISH FRY is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Landa St. Tickets are $6 at the door. Proceeds benefits various charities supported by the Knights.
COMAL ELEMENTARY SPAGHETTI DINNER and silent auction will be conducted today from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 221-2250 for information.
THE NBHS CHEERLEADERS
sponsor a cheer clinic for students in grades kindergarten through sixth from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the NBHS gym. The $20 entry fee includes refreshments, a T-shirt and a participa
ACADEMIC YEAR IN THE
USA invites local familes to host exchange students. To learn more about hosting or studying abroad, call AYUSA at 1-888-55-AYUSA, or local representative Whitney Cole at 606-0002.
GARTENFEST, a fund-raiser for the New Braunfels Conservation Society, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Drive. Admission to Conservation Plaza is free. Three guest speakers will present seminars. Tickets are $5 per workshop and include tours of local gardens. There will be hands-on activities for children. For information call 629-2943.
THE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2003 sponsors a Project Graduation golf tournament Saturday at Sundance Golf Course. Entry fee is $60 per person. Call Ed Thompson at 629-9171 for information.
GARDENING VOLUNTEERS OF SOUTH TEXAS participates in the Fifth Saturday Celebration, downtown New Braunfels, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mail Boxes, Etc., 301 Main Plaza,
assembling rain barrels at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gardening books and plants will be for sale. Call (210) 522-9220.
KITE FESTIVAL, sponsored by the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at Prince Solms Park. This free program is open to everyone. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fly your own kite or make one for $1 .OO. For information, call (830) 608-2167.
EASTER EGG HUNT, sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club, begins at 11 a.m. April 12 at the Wildlife Viewing Area. The hunt is open for children up to 10 years old. The Easter Bunny will pose for pictures. Call 608-2167 for information.
TEXAS LIONS CAMP Poker Run is scheduled for Saturday beginning in Kerrville on the campus of the Texas Lions Camp,
41 OO San Antonio Highway, at 9 a.m. and ending at The Dam Red Bam near Canyon Lake Dam. Field events start at 5 p.m., and the auction at 6:30 p.m. Call (210) 344-4792 for information.
ST. JUDES RANCH FOR CHILDREN conducts an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday with tours and refreshments, located one-half mile east of Smithson Valley High School, off Texas 46 east (follow signs to 1400 Ridge Creek). Call (830) 885-7494 for information.
THE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL AIR FORCE JROTC conducts the Annual Booster Club Rummage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Canyon High School Cafeteria. Shop for bargains on furniture, books, clothing, toys, jewelry and more.
THE ANNUAL CHARITY CAT SHOW, sponsored by the Mission City Cat Club of San Antonio, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 6 at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 320 S. Seguin Ave. Proceeds will go to help The Seguin Animal Shelter and the Schertz Humane Society. Call (830) 510-4025 or (210) 674-0751 for information.
Friday, March 28
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Saturday — Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of morning showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Sunday — Mostly clear. Lows near 40. Highs in the lower 70s. Monday — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s. Tuesday — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Wednesday — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs near 80.
Edwards Aquifer 692.2 ft. Comal River 421 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 644 cfs Canyon Dam outflow
Canyon Dam lake level
910.47 ft. above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report Surface water
6.365 million gallons Well water
0.646 million gallons
► Pollen counts
Oak, Hackberry, Mulberry, Sycamore, Ash, Mountain Cedar, Grass moderate
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
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Law enforcement officers in Comal County charged the following between March 26 and March 27:
Daniel J. Baker, 17, Seguin, failure to maintain financial responsibility; violation of driver s license restriction B.
Saul Git Jr., 17, San Antonio, no dri-
6:27 a m. .6:49 p.m.
ver s license; failure to maintain financial responsibility; expired license plates; mis-ues of dealer s plates Jushuwa V. Katz, 25, Bulverde, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
Arthur Perez, 30, New Braunfels,
assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
Carleton L. Retherford, 33, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated, second offense.
Ricardo Torres-Martinez, 25, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial
responsibility; no driver's license,
Elias Valenzuela ll, 22, New Braunfels, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Nicole C. Ward, 21, San Antonio, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
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