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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 21, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas Meeting WHAT: New Braunfels City Council bond meeting WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: 424 S. Casten Ave. kicks off campaign second chance at life. Many of the residents at St. Jude’s, ages 12 to 21, were abused or abandoned by their parents. Like Chance, they have been offered a second chance at life, thanks to the nurturing staff and supervisors at St. Jude’s. Now, St. Jude’s is asking the local community to help provide the same caring environment to other area youth in need of a safe, loving home. St. Jude’s is launching a campaign drive Nov. 29 through Dec. 31 to raise $75,000 to hind theHow to Help Local residents interested in donating money to help the children at St. Jude’s can make a donation to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 14000 Ridge Creek Lane, Bulverde, TX 78163 or call St. Jude’s at (830) 885-7494. needs of a growing campus. The St. Jude’s Bulverde cam- See ST. JUDE’S/9A Legend /XA _ AVnj. 11#* /V WNweiHnwm r. : Guy Urn* moo imw MOI » HQ IM MO) <- 4,4 M| im M03‘4.4«4M MO* <• 4.4 tty ml TMM Amt WOO .38 MIO nu W01    .44,14    M    ml W02 ,,.,,>40,04 M| ml WM M44iqml W04.,,,„.87,l4iqm( FELSHerald-Zt , "-Ti •i Vol. 149, No. 2    48    pages    in    5    sections    November    21,    1999 Sunday j Serving Comal County since 1852 Inside ► Where they stand With the primaries just months away, presidential candidates are stumping for votes. Find out where the candidates stand on key issues with a special Associated Press report inside today./! 0-11 A. Weather The weather seems more like summer than fall, but expect things to cool off in time for your turkey dinner. For the complete forecast, see Page 2A.Index Abby.............................................2C Business..................................6-7B Classified................................1-1    OD Crossword....................................2C Forum...........................................6A Local/Metro...................................4A Movies..........................................2C Obituaries.................................3A Sports....................................1-5B Today............................................2A Key cod* 77 WAI Ll/Herald-Zeitung Comal County Commissioner Moe Schwab and Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder help prepare dinner with St. Jude's Ranch resident Nancy Holloway (left) and staff (right).St. Jude’s By Heather Todd Staff Writer BULVERDE — The residents at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children call him “Chance.” Like all of the furry residents at the ranch, Chance, a laige, brownish-red mixed breed, was a stray before he was adopted by St. Jude’s staff and residents. Marilyn Seay Shelby, executive director of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, said the children decided to name the dog “Chance” because St. Jude’s offered him a ► Rangers stay perfect! Smithson Valley set up a meeting with Schertz Clemens next week in the third round of the Class 4A Division ll playoffs with a 42-13 whipping of Dripping Springs. Ranger quarterback Pat Bailey tallied five touchdowns and 284 allpurpose yards./1B ► Pokemon-ia Forget about Cabbage Patch Dolls and Furbies — this year’s hottest items are all things related to Pokemon. What is Pokemon, you ask? Find out inside./! C Cheer Fund raises money to feed needy From Staff Reports The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, in cooperation with the Community Service Center, continues its annual Cheer Fund this holiday season. This fund-raising drive taps into the community’s generosity and its volunteer spirit to deliver holiday food baskets to 200 families in the New Braunfels. The Community Service Center identifies the families who will receive food baskets. The Herald-Zeitung arranges to buy and deliver the food baskets. Residents and businesses are invited to participate by dropping off or mailing donations to the Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130. All of the funds will be used by buy groceries for needy families. Volunteers will be needed to prepare and deliver the food baskets on Dec. 18. For information, call Rosie Willingham at 625-9144. NB’s size Source: City of New Braunfels Profanity in school library book alarms parent Districts say they will work with parents By Heather Todd Staff Writer Parent Teresa Westerbur was concerned when her third-grader came across a four-letter word in one of his school library books. The book the third-grader was reading, “My Life in Dog Years” by author Gary Paulsen, won the Texas Bluebonnet Award from the Texas Library Association and was recommended by the American Library Association for his age group. But, in two places in the book, the author took God’s name in vain and used a four-letter word meaning “dam.” Westerbur took her concerns about the book to the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees on Tuesday. Westerbur said she believed Paulsen’s book was a good book but she did not want her children exposed to that kind of language. “We do not have a television in our home, and those words are not allowed in my home,” she said. “I think parents are not aware of what is in these books.” Westerbur said her son loved the book, and, rather than not allow him to finish, she said she read the book with him and screened it for any other inappropriate language. And, Westerbur, the mother of three children, said it was not the first time she came across words she found offensive in her children’s books. The mother said her seventh-grader was reading a book required for a class that contained a profane word. When her child asked for another selection, the next book contained the same kind of language, she said. But, Westerbur said reading with her children every time was not an option. “I have three children who attend school in the district, and I don’t want to sit down and read their books with them. I’d rather let them read them for themselves,” she said. When it comes to literature, parents have varying opinions on what might be appropriate for their children. See BOOK/9 AGrowth plan could double By Peri Stone-Palmquist Staff writer Let there be Christmas lights AMANDA BECK/Herald-Zeitung Top: Santa Claus makes his holiday entrance to New Braunfels during the downtown lighting Friday at the Main Plaza. Bottom: Santa and Mrs. Claus are joined by Comal County Judge Danny Scheel and New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams as they flip the switch on the downtown holiday lights. For information on other holiday happenings, see page 12A. Council looks at annexation plans New Braunfels City Council will consider adopting a five-year annexation plan Monday that could nearly double the city’s size by 2004. If adopted, the suggested boundaries won’t dictate New Braunfels’ future growth. However, new state legislation requires the city to have a three-year plan approved by council by Dec. 31 if it wants to annex in 2003 or later. Council could decide not to annex portions suggested on the plan, presented by the planning commission. And an area not now included still could be annexed in the next three years. “What we see on this map might not really happen,” city planner Harry Bennett See ANNEXATIONS ;