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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 16, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2B — Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, May 16, 2007 CRIB NOTES Life on the front lines of motherhood WINTER PROSAPIO Parental veterans advice is terrifying I have a special request of all those parents who have managed to raise children beyond the age of 18. Please stop telling me “Oh boy, just wait until she’s a teenager” or “You think this is bad.. I feel like I’ve just sat down to a gorgeous chocolate cake with one of those melt-in-your-mouth frostings and there are three people sitting around me giving me extremely detailed descriptions of how tight my pants are going to be in the morning. And where. After these warnings, it’s tough not to turn and look in horror at my children, sensing I'm in possession of what is apparently the single most volatile substance in the universe. Combined with time, my daughters will become a force more frightening than Attila the I kin and a chronic case of hemorrhoids. Makes you wonder: is teenage angst why they always locked those princesses away in the tower? Anyway, on behalf of all the mothers who have yet to experience the emotional mine field of the teenage years in their children, I’d like to ask for a cease-fire from all you veterans out there. Trust me, we know it’s coming. We had the barest glimpse. We had 2- and 3-year-olds, and many times we imagined just how tough it was going to be when we couldn’t just secure them to a car seat and drive them until they fell asleep. We imagined the challenge we’d face when they got dexterous enough to tie their sheets into knots and escape from the tower, the theme to Mission Impossible playing in their MP3 players. We? know theres a semi-truck full of hormones barreling down the road at us. We can't dodge it or negotiate it much. Fact is we're strapped in this ride, hands at IO and 2, hoping for the best—or at least a decent airbag. Given that there is no escape, it’s time to just politely smile at the warnings and stop listening I’m going to revel in this time before the angst hits. I'm going to dig into these little happy chocolate cakes, eat them all up and hope that 1 11 be able to find my special dress that goes with just such occasions. So if you see me sitting with someone, my hands over my ears and wearing a big billowing dress, you’ll know why. Birthdays/Anniversaries HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: ■ Haskell Adams ■ Noland Koepp ■ Cindy Allman ■ Laurence Weber ■ Ashley Berteau STAM MUSCH P t, I ; PLANNER CLASSI FI EDSTODAY Car shopping? Get great deals on new and used vehicles in the Classifieds. TODAY S EVENTS CLUBS New Braunfels Evening Lions Date: First and third Wednesdays Time: 6 p.m. Location: Senior center, 655 Landa St. Information: 629-1763 New Braunfels Rotary Club Date: Wednesdays Time: Noon Location: Seekatz Opera House, 265 San Antonio St. Information: 629-9139 Civil War Round Table Date:Third Wednesday Time: 6 p.m. Location: Granzin's Restaurant, 660 W. San Antonio St. You should know: Dinner will follow the meeting around. Information: Pat Clifton, 830-625-4441 or [email protected] Tri-County Business Builders Date Today Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location:The Springs, 444 E. San Antonio St. You should know: Speaker will be April Miller ofThe Shop Around the Corner. Cost is $10, which includes a buffet breakfast. For more information call Tim Cronin, 830-708-3080. Newcomers Women's Bridge Date:Third Wednesday Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Davila's BBQ, Loop 337 You should know: Lunch and afternoon party bridge Information: Jayce Billingsley, 625-5805 Bulverde Area Republican Women Date:Third Wednesdays Time: 7 p.m. Location: GVTC Auditorium, 36101 FM 3159 You should know:The public is invited to join this community-minded organization. Information: Hazel Roman, 830-438-8754 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 923 Date: Wednesday Time: 7 p.m. Location: Luby's Cafeteria, San Marcos You should know: All veterans who served during the period Feb. 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975, are eligible to join regardless of duty station. DON'T MISS 'Ravia and the Dream Maker' Spotlight Theatre & Arts Center Group will perform “Flavia and the Dream Maker" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with optional dinners at 8:30 p.m. A 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee also is available with doors opening at I p.m. for lunch at Krause House, 1300 Bulverde Road, Bulverde. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. The story explores the world of a small loving family during World War II. Call 830-438-2339 for more information. COMMUNITY San Antonio Public Library — Learn to Live Debt Free Date: Today Time: 6 p.m. Location: San Antonio Central Library auditorium, 600 Soledad. You should know: For anyone who needs help eliminating credit card debt and regaining financial freedom. Complimentary financial analysis. Free and open the public. For more visit or call 210-257-2500. Live Piano Music Date: Wednesdays Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Uptown, 295 San Antonio Street You should know: No cover charge. Paul Schaffenberger. For more information: Jeanie Edwards, 708-5411. Narcotics Anonymous Date: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 6:45 p.m. Location: 24-hour Club, 1142 Eikel St. Information: 210-710-7359 New Teen Time Date: Today Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Location: New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room You should know: Ages 9-17 welcome. Youth oriented activities and games will be available. Bulverde/Spring Branch Library Story Time Date: Today Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Bulverde/Spring Branch Library You should know: Story will be Penguins, Penguins Everywhere. After the story, staff from Northwood Theater in San Antonio will share activities with the children. Event is in anticipation of the movie Surf's Up, which premiers in theaters in June. Alcoholic Anonymous {Nonsmoking) Date: Wednesdays Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: 408 Gruene Road You should know: Gruene Road Group, open meeting Information: 830-832-3071 Comal County Golden Oldies Band Rehearsals Date: Wednesdays Time: 1:30 p.m. WEATHER Updated forecasts: Type "city, state" or zip code into space provided and click "go" button. CLICK b Airt TEXAS FORECAST Today Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 30% chance of 20% chance Mostly Mostly Mostly storms of storms cloudy cloudy cloudy Hi: 85 Hi: 82 Hi: 81 Hi: 83 Hi: 86 Low: 61 Low: 58 Low: 57 Low:61 Low: 65 BY THE NUMBERS IN COMAL COUNTY Highs/lows 05/15 Canyon Dam N/A New Braunfels Airport 89/60 Rainfall 05/15 Month Canyon Dam N/A 0.22 New Braunfels 0.00 1.67 Water Flows 05/15 Change Edwards Aquifer 678.3 -1.1 Comal Springs 323 0 cubic ft/second Canyon Dam 05/15 Change Inflow 506 -159 cubic ft/second Outflow 601 -113 cubic ft/second Lake level 910.00 -.36 feet above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report 05/14 Surface water 7.753 million gallons Well level 2.141 SUN and MOON Sunrise today 6:41 a.m. Sunset today 8:18 p.m. I MOON PHASES 1 st qtr. 05/23 Full M Last qtr. 06/01 W 06/08 New 05/16 POLLEN COUNTS Molds high (3,315) Mulberry moderate (32) Cottonwood low (6) Grasses high (34) Pollen counts courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel COASTAL FORECAST Rat Aren—: East wind 5 te>10 knots. Bays smooth. A slight chance of shewers and thunder storms m the afternoon north of san antonio boy. Tonight, southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight million gallons YESTERDAY ACROSS TEXAS City/ Hi/ Lo/ Pre/ Otlk Amarillo/68/53/.34/Cldy Austin/87/58//Cldy Dallas-Ft Worth/90/69//Cldy El Paso/88/68//Rain Houston/91 /67/. 12/PCIdy Lu bbock/84/59//Cldy Midland-Odessa/79/60//Rain ACROSS THE NATION City/ Hi/ LoI Pre/ Otlk Albuquerque/75/52/.02/Cldy Birmingham/84/67//Rain Charlotte, N.C/80/49//Rain Chicago/80/68/.17/Cldy Cincinnati/85/62//Rain Cleveland/88/61//Rain Denver/60/44/.43/Cldy Detroit/88/65/.51/Cldy Honolulu/86/73//Cldy lndianapolis/86/58//Cldy Kansas City/64/57/.16/Clr Key West/84/71/.54/Cldy Las Vegas/97/70//Clr Los Angeles/71/57//Clr Mpls-St Paul/63/55//Cldy Nashvi!le/83/65/.24/Rain New Orleans/83/69/.21/Rain NewYork City/84/56//Rain Ph iladelphia/84/54//Rai n Phoenix/101/75//Clr Pittsburgh/84/55//Rain St Louis/72/7Q/.41/Clr Salt Lake City/79/41 //Clr San Diego/63/58//Cldy San Francisco/56/50//Cldy Seattle85/49//Cldy Washington,D.C783/59//Rain WEATHER EXTREMES High 109 at Death Valley, Calif. Low 20 at West Yellowstone, Mont. Herald-Zeitung To have your evenl publicized - 830-625-9144, or by e-mail a1 [email protected] Location: Senior center, 655 Landa St. You should know: Instrumental, vocal and other fun features. Information: Billy Barnes, 609-3320 Poetry Night Date: Third Wednesday Time: 7 p.m. Location: Nanci's Cibolo Bakery, 100 N. Main St., Cibolo Information: 210-659-2590 Kaffeeklatsch Date: Wednesdays Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Friesenhaus Restaurant, 148 S. Casten Ave. You should know: Everyone is welcome. The language will be both Deutsch and English, and there will be information about Germany and German habits. Information: 625-1040 Live German Music Date: Wednesdays Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Friesenhaus Restaurant, 148 S. Casten Ave. You should know: No cover charge. Reservations recommended. Information: Cornelia Dirks, 625-1040 Prayer Guided Meditation Date: Wednesdays Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Unity Church of Practical Christianity, 408 Gruene Road You should know: Christ-centered helping to heal the mind, spirit and body led by the Rev. Karen Tudor. Information: 608-9515 WORKSHOPS Strengthen and Tone Classes Date: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: Noon to 12:50 p.m. Location: The Scooter Store, 1650 Independence Drive You should know: Class includes light cardio. Open to the public. First class is free. Information: Bonnie Pronsky, [email protected] or 625-6414 Focus on Fitness Date: Second Wednesday and second Friday Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Location: River City Advocacy Center, 158 N. Union Ave. You should know: Free. All adults welcome. DAVID INGRAM/Herald Zeii Portions of Stonewall Street remain closed to through traffic while improvements are made to drainage. For Local Drivers: ■ Delay: Alternating lanes of Loop 337 at the intersection of Texas 46 will be closed beginning at 9 p.m.Tuesday. ■ Completion: June 1 ■ Work: Crews replace the road surface between Interstate 35 and the Texas 46 exit to Boerne. Work will be performed 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday. ■ Delay: Alternating lanes ofTexas 46 from Business 35 to Farm-to-Market 1101 will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. today. ■ Completion: Friday morning ■ Work: Crews will be laying hot mix on both lanes of the roadway from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. today through Friday. The work will affect traffic on the frontage roads and turnarounds, but no detours have been established. Forecast for Wednesday, May 16    H‘9h    I    L°w    temps San Antonio • 85° | 65° Amarillo 67° | 46° £b' OKL Midland 65° | 57° • Dallas 76° I 643 Austin 83° I 64° ;