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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY, MAY 5,2007 Zeitung SPORTS PLAYOFFS INB, Canyon baseballers I win; NB softball falls to Boerne. Page 10A Feeling bored? Here’s a few things offered today in New Braunfels. 2® Landa Park Aquatic Center opens for the summer season. B City Tube Chute on the Comal River opens for the summer season. No lifeguards will be on duty. 8 Freiheit Fun at the Freiheit General Store, FM 1101, from 5 to 10 p.m., benefiting the Hope Hospice. NEWS FOOD FIGHT Several Canyon students were suspended and more face the same fate after a food fight. Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 149 22 pages, 2 sections 500 WWW? '56825 00001 \> Drizzle High Low 81 71 Details .... 1B DEAR ABBY    3B CHURCH    6A CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS    2B FORUM    4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS    10A TV GRIDS    3B Lake release means no Guad tubing ■ Corps plans 2,000 cfs flow; River suitable for experienced rafters only By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake said Friday the Guadalupe River flow below Canyon Dam was being increased to 2,000 cubic feet per second. The lake elevation was at 911.1 feet Friday. A Corps spokesman said engineers wanted to lower the level to 910 feet, a foot above normal. Mike Dussere, manager of the Water Oriented Recreation District, said he doesn’t recommend See TUBING, Page 12A RIVER LEVELS Guadalupe expected at 2,000 cfs today below Canyon Lake. For river information, call 830-964-3342. Comal — 321 cfs Friday afternoon Cinco de Mayo ■ Community leaders invite area residents to today’s fiesta By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung The New Braunfels Westside Community Center is celebrating Cinco de Mayo from IO a.m. to 2 p.m. today with mariachis, singers, dancers, a charro with his horses and free dental and health screenings. “We’re celebrating fitness, fiesta and fun,’’ said Dr. Carlo* Campos, executive director of rhe Institute for Public Health and Education Research and local physician. Campos said the Cinco de Mayo celebration came about when a Mexican garrison of about 4,000 illequipped Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, IOO miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5,1862. “It really underscores what people can do when they’re passionate, committed and focused on certain issues,” he said “The people at the Westside Community Center are passionate, focused and committed and feel that we can overcome and conquer overwhelming odds in the things we see in our programs such as hunger and drop out rates.” Rosie Suarez-Sherrow, fiesta coordinator, said the schedule of ongoing performers is “to die for.” “Jerry Diaz, one of the last Deadlines create tension in House By Kelley Shannon Associated Press Writer AUSTIN (AP) — With deadlines looming and tempers flaring, Texas I louse members Friday argued over a litany of local bills waiting for passage amid threats that much of the legislation would be killed or delayed and left to die. Among thousands of proposals under consideration before the legislative session ends May 28 are lawmakers’ local measures dealing with everything from water and utility lines to police and fire pension funds. The Legislature is soon coming upon deadlines set out in its rules for voting on those bills. For days a logjam of legislation has been building in the House. On Friday, Republican See HOUSE, Page 12A Runners ready for next week’s 5K in Bulverde See FIESTA, Page 9A By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung BULVERDE — Runners and walkers are being invited to run for the hills in Bulverde’s 8th annual 5k event on May 12. The race attracted more than 250 participants in 2006 and organizers are hoping for at least the same number of runners next weekend. The event is co-sponsored by the Bulverde/Spring Branch Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bulverde Senior Center. It is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the senior center before winding its way through the area and back to the center. Celebrity runners include Lisa Hunter Galvan — who apart from being a mother of See RUN, Page 8A Photos by DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung Memorial Elementary School second-graders Jenna Kilford, left, Mathew Gonzales and Karina Ayala dance for their friends and parents during a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the school Friday. IF YOU GO ■ What: Cinco de Mayo fiesta ■ When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.rn . ■ Where: Westside Community Center, 2932 Interstate 35 S. charros, will have his horses with him to perform,” she said. "He will also let die children pet the horses and take pictures.” Scheduled to perform are Memorial Elementary School third-graders Mercedes Ayala and Michael Hernandez dance for students and parents during a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the school Friday. H i it The latest episode of SpikeTV reality show BuHRun, featuring firefighter Jason Wallace, will re-air at 2 p.m. today. Watch how Team F-150 reached the final five to race again Tuesday.Remember! EZPAY Have your subscription paid directly from your credit card, checking or savings account Call 830-625-9144 HERALD-ZEITUNG Or Come By 707 Landa St. Event gives residents the skinny on melanoma By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung Summer is approaching and with the sunny skies comes a greater risk of skin cancer A free skin cancer screening 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at McKenna Healthlink in New Braunfels could help save lives of anyone from sun worshippers to those who have to work outdoors. Doug Miilsaps was 38 years old when he discovered he had basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. He found out melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, he said. “There was a freckle about the size of a pencil eraser on the back of my shoulder that got bigger,” he said. “I had a lot of sun IF YOU GO ■ What: Melanoma Monday fee skin cancer screening ■ When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday ■ Where: McKenna HealthLink, 801 W. San Antonio St. ■ Wear a swim suit under your clothes. Call 830-606-2160 for more information. damage when I was a kid but I never did the tanning thing.” The American Cancer Society Web site says melanoma most often appears on the trunk of fair-skinned men and on the lower legs of fair-skinned women, but it can appear other places as well. It said having dark skin lowers the risk of melanoma, it doesn’t mean that a person with dark skin will never develop melanoma. Melanoma is almost always curable in its early stages, but it also is likely to spread to other parts of the body, according to the American Cancer Society Web site. Dr. Vincent Quintero, a New Braunfels dermatologist, treated Miilsaps’ melanoma. “Melanoma can spread at a much higher rate that basal cell carcinoma,” he said. “A routine exam found a lesion that he wasn’t suspicious about, which is See CANCER, Page 12A DAVID INGRAM Herald Zeitung Dermatologist Dr. Vincent Quintero examines patient Doug Miilsaps in his office Friday. / ;