New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 153, No. 311 16 pages, 2 sections
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By Bon Maloney
New Braunfels moved a step closer Wednesday to being able to collect evidence from sexual assault victims where they
are treated instead of sending them to San Antonio.
A coalition of law enforcement, community agencies and McKenna Memorial Hospital officials signed agree
ments to set up a foundation that will operate a Sexual Assault Response Team (SARD in New Braunfels.
District Attorney Dib Waldrip, who with the coun
ty’s law enforcement community has pushed for the program here, hailed the development, along with a new computer victim notification system and a soon-to-open Cixiid
Advocacy Center for better enabling the county to take care of crime victims.
“This is just another link in a strong chain with which we can provide the citizens of
Comal County with greater comfort in knowing that if they’re ever victimized, there are systems in place to provide
See SART, Page 5A
Honoring US soldiers
Veterans Day ceremony reminds students about those who have served
By Leigh Jones
Keeping 790 middle schoolers quiet is not an easy task.
But as "Taps” echoed off the walls of the Canyon Middle School gymnasium during Thursday ’s Veterans Day ceremony, not one student made a peep.
“It was great," said eighth-grader Antoine Jackson, as he prepared to return to class. “My uncle served in the military, so my favorite part was seeing all the vets stand.”
In addition to recognizing six faculty member veterans, the student body honored members of their own families, grandfathers in many cases, who fought to defend their freedom.
While the band played the military salute, a medley of service anthems, the veterans stood.
Some saluted — many were wearing their Garrison caps.
Mel I laas was 23 when he joined the U.S. Army and headed off to Europe to sacrifice three years of his life to Worldwar II.
“Its very important for youngsters to know what’s going on with Veterans Day,” he said. “A lot of people made
“It lets us know someone cares. There were veterans who never made it back. Some of these kids don’t know about that.”
— Emil Andreolli
On the importance of schools observing Veterans Day
sacrifices that are taken for granted.”
Henry Mitzner, whose grandson, Kevin Collins, is a CMS eighth-grader, said today’s children would rather watch a movie than hear about history.
“What’s going to happen to our records when we’re gone?" he asked. "As long as the kids pass their history tests, that’s all they want to know.”
Her son might not want to hear his grandfather’s stories now, but Kevin’s mom knows he will some day.
At his daughter’s insistence, Mitzner started making audio recordings of the memories he gathered during 21 years in the Air Force.
“Uncle Sam said he wanted me in 1941,” he said. "I flew B-26 bombers over the coast of England.”
See VETERANS, Page 5A
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
Canyon High School JROTC cadet Senior Master Sgt.Travis Baxter salutes a U.S. Army service cap during a ceremony honoring missing and fallen military personnel during a Veterans Day celebration at Canyon Middle School Thursday afternoon.
Members of the Canyon Middle School Choir sing a medley of patriotic songs for veterans and students gathered in the schools gym for Veterans Day Thursday afternoon.
Krueger ‘doing well’; moved to Mayo Clinic
By Ron Maloney
Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Robert Krueger has been transferred to a renowned Minnesota medical center for tests in the wake of an apparent heart attack.
McKenna Memorial Hospital Public Information Officer Jennifer Malatek said T hursday in a prepared statement that Krueger, 69, had been transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for further tests.
An official in the Mayo Clinic communications office Thursday afternoon reported Krueger to be in fair condition.
Krueger’s administrative assistant, Sandy Johnson, said he was doing very well" Thursday — and that his wife, Kathleen, and family were grateful the response of the community to Krueger's illness.
“They appreciate all the phone calls and well wishes that have been sent to them,” Johnson said. “They’re running tests and have had good results with several tests. They have several more to run. He’s responding very well."
Krueger was stricken just before 9 a.m. Wednesday as he tried to help another motorist at a convenience store on South Seguin Avenue. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.
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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY
■ Denomination: Unitarian Universalist
■ Attendance: 50
■ Meeting times: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
■ Location: Comal County Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa St.
■ Phone: (830) 629-4262
■ Web site: www.ccuus.org
Where the liberal religious search engages attendees to careful thought, shared feelings, attention to the wisdom traditions, and delight with contemporary expressions.
Unitarian Universalist Society agrees to disagree on issues
By Leigh Jones
The Unitarian Universalist Society is a community for people whose beliefs do not fit the creed of any other group.
As self-proclaimed seekers, society members agree to disagree on the ultimate question — the meaning of the universe.
Jim Berry, who came from a fundamentalist Christian background, said he felt more at home among people who did not think they had all the answers.
“It might be more comfortable to find 50 people who believe like me, but I’m an odd duck,” he said. “We don’t have access to absolute truth.”
The New Braunfels group was founded in 1995 with 15 people. Society members met weekly in each other's homes until Faith United Church offered them a room on Wednesday nights.
Eventually, they added a service at
the senior citizen center to reach out to families who were used to having a place to worship on Sunday morning.
The Unitarians do not have a regular pastor but rely on leaders from many faiths and backgrounds to speak to them.
After the “sermon," the congregation has the unique opportunity to ask questions and challenge any of the speakers’ points.
Although they do not have their own creed, Unitarians agree to live by seven principles, including respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
Jensie Madden, who works with the group’s education program for children in preschool through eighth grade, is teaching her students how to put that principle into everyday practice.
"We are trying to help the kids see how they are connected to everything
See CHURCH, Page 3A
Members of Unitarian Universalist Society prepare for a service in the senior citizen center.
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