New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
OCT I 2 2000
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Do as I do
Students shadow businesses to learn world of work
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Dr. Randal Jacks teaches Hannah Albrecht and Ricky Gomez how to conduct a patient examination in his office at Hill Country Medical Associates during Shadow Day Wednesday.
By Jennifer Rodriguez Staff Writer
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Eighth-grader Hannah Albrecht has listened to her father’s stories about being a doctor for as long as she can remember But yesterday, she took her first shot at walking in his footsteps.
“I wanted to see more of what he did,” Albrecht said.
“It’s harder than I thought.” She and another student from New Braunfels Middle School, Ricky Gomez, visited the office of Randal Jacks, M.D., a local physician who practices at Hill Country Medical Associates.
“I think it’s important to show kids they have a lot of different options,” Jacks said. “And that with a little hard work, they can do anything they put their minds to.”
For more than 15 years, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc. has giv-
Gore targets Bush’s state performance
— Al Gore criticized Gov.
Bush’s record in Texas in debate
Wednesday night, saying he blocked hate crimes legislation and presides over a state that ranks last in health insurance for families. “We care about our people in Texas,” Bush shot back, and said the state spends $4.7 billion a year on the uninsured.
In the waning moments of their second 90-minute clash, Bush said Gore misrepresented several facts in their first debate, and that prompted an unusual apology from the vice president.
“I got some of the details wrong,” the vice president responded softly. “I’m sorry about that and I’m going to try to do better” in the future.
The two men met on a stage at Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University with less than four weeks remaining in their close, volatile race for the White House.
The atmosphere seemed more congenial than when they debated last week in Boston, and when it ended, Bush mouthed the words “good job” to his rival as they shook hands.
The calendar calls for one more pre-election debate, next Tuesday in St. Louis.
It was a debate in two parts: the first half a polite conversation about foreign policy, the second half a more pointed series of disagreements over domestic
Gore and Bush both called o n
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to restrain the violence rocking Israel. The vice president also called on Syria to “release three Israeli soldiers that have been captured” by Hezbollah militia forces during more than IO days of violence. Both men stressed support for Israel.
Asked by moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS about the Middle East, Gore said, “We need to insist that Arafat send out instructions to halt some of the provocative acts of violence that have been going on.”
Bush, given a chance to answer the same question, began by saying that in times of tension overseas, “We ought to be speaking with one voice.
“I appreciate the way the administration has been working to calm the tensions.”
He also said the United States ought to call on Arafat “to have his people pulled
Gore defended the administration’s handling of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.
Bush, whose father was president during the Persian Gulf War, declared that the “coalition against Saddam is unraveling ... sanctions are being violated.”
If Saddam is developing weapons of mass destruction, he said, “There are going to be consequences if I’m president.”
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Hector Paniagua and Jennifer Moore visited the offices of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, and accompanied a reporter on an assignment. Paniagua attends New Braunfels Middle School, and Moore attends Canyon Middle School.
en students like Albrecht a chance to hang out with professionals in fields of the students’ choice through a program called Shadow Day.
This year, 163 eighth graders
from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and New Braunfels and Canyon middle schools visited with professionals from 63 businesses.
Officials load the body of drowned teenager Anthony Shephard of Houston aboard a dock at Canyon Lake Tuesday.
Body found in Canyon Lake IDed as Houston boy
By Ron Maloney
SAN ANTONIO — A Bexar County medical examiner positively identified the body found floating Tuesday in Canyon Lake as a 14-year-old Houston boy.
Sheriff’s Det. Tommy Ward said the body was identified Wednesday as The remains of Anthony Shephard, who slipped beneath the water in a swimming accident on Sept. 23.
Shephard was the subject of an intensive search SHEPHARD . by teams of volunteer divers and as well as a California search and rescue expert who used an electronic device designed to find corpses.
In the end, though, the lake itself provided the closure sought by a Houston family who stood vigil for more than IO days.
The official search was called off more than a week before the body was discovered by a fisherman Tuesday, Ward said. Unofficially, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and sheriff’s deputies were scanning the lake each day, looking for some sign of Shephard.
Also, Ward said Wednesday, volunteer divers
See BODY/8ABat found at Seek Elementary tests positive for rabies
From Staff Reports
A bat found recently at a New Braunfels elementary school tested positive for rabies.
The Texas Department of Health office in Uvalde has issued a rabies bulletin for New Braunfels.
The bat, found outside Seele Elementary School on Howard Street on Oct. 4, was turned over to animal control officers.
It was the fourth rabid bat found in New
Braunfels this year, the TDH reported.
Cheryl Krueger, director of the Humane Society, urged that people leave wild animals — particularly bats, raccoons and skunks — alone, and call animal control officers if they see any that look ill or even especially friendly to people.
“Our biggest thing is for everybody to just leave the bats alone,” Krueger said.
“We need parents and grandparents to
please teach their children to leave bats alone. They need to call right away if they find a bat,” Krueger said.
The telephone number for New Braunfels Animal Control is 608-2183. Animal control officials in Comal County can be reached at 608-2016.
It is not normal behavior for an animal such as a bat to initiate contact with humans.
“lf they have rabies, a raccoon or a skunk can walk right up to a child. Children need to be taught to just leave all wildlife alone,” Krueger said.
A child who finds a bat should be instructed to inform an adult — and to never touch the animal.
“Even if it’s dead, we don’t care. It’s still just as important to leave it alone.” Krueger said in 17 years at the Humane
Society, four rabid bats in the city in one year was the most she could remember.
“I recall years where we’ve had one or two, but never four,” Krueger said.
Comal County Nurse Karon Preiss said she believed the word was getting into the community about not handling bats or other wild animals.
“Everybody’s doing the right thing. I think people are being really smart about it.”
Jaeci Barber, 6, a first-grader at New Braunfels Christian Academy helps make mums Wednesday in the school gym for homecoming.
Mum’s the word this week at NBCA
Students sharing homecoming spirit
By Bryan Adams
At New Braunfels Christian Academy, many traditions are in the making this week.
On Friday, NBCA will host its first ever homecoming football game. The Wildcats, in their First season of varsity six-man football, will take on Faith Academy of Marble Falls, also in its first year of competitive football.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30
The NBCA Wildcats take on Faith Academy at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Canyon Middle School. The pep rally is scheduled for 2 p.m. at NBCA.
p.m. at Canyon Middle School.
“I imagine it will probably be our biggest crowd of the year,” NBCA head coach Naxey Davies said. “They’re doing things this week
that this school has never done before, like making mums for the girls. We’re playing somebody who’s more in our league compared to some of the teams we’ve been playing. We should be a little more competitive against them.” Davies said the Wildcats, with a record of 0-6 going into Friday’s game, have shown a lot more emotion and excitement at practices this week.
“I believe the kids have been a little more excited this week,” Davies said.
The football players and coaches See NBCA/8AInside
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