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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, October 29, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A OBITUARIES Paid advertisements KENNETH O. PITTMAN Kenneth O. Pittman, born August 8, 1928, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2003, in San Antonio at the age of 75 years. Mr. Pittman is survived by his daughters, Cathy Stella and husband Gary of Georgetown, Margaret Pittman of Hawaii, Nancy Baese and husband Greg of Seguin, Mary Rust and husband Dennis of New Braunfels and Elizabeth Ellis and husband Jon of New Braunfels; son, Jimmy Pittman of New Braunfels; brother, Allen Pittman of El Cerrito, CA; sis-ters-in-law, Theo Bading of New Braunfels, Lucille Bading of New Braunfels, Kay Bading of San Antonio and Terry McNally of CA; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; loving friend, Gretchen Ray of New Braunfels and friends Erie Ray and Danielle Ray of Austin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, Octo ber 30,2003, at 2 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home with burial to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Pittman. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 luanda, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 IVA V. THOMAS Iva V. Thomas age 90, passed away Monday October 27, 2003, at the Country Care Manor in LaVernia, Texas. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2003, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. The Reverend M. Shawn Corzine will officiate. Memorial donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home EDITH A. NOLTE Edith A Nolte passed away on Monday, October 27, 2003, at the Age of 75. Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home MARIAM CAUTHERN Mariam Cauthem passed away Octobei 27.2003, at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edgar K. Cauthern and by siblings, Lovie Mae McDonald, Dudley Gregory and Mary Beth Baker. Mariam is survived by her daughter, Sharon McClung; her grandson and his wife, Jason Dahn and Rosa Maria; siblings. Edna Pruitt, Gladys Kocurek, James tJu nj Gregory and William Gregory and many nieces and nephews. Mariam was born and raised in Waller County, Texas. She married in Panama City, Florida, at the age of 17 and subsequently spent many years as a resident of Baytown, Texas. Mariam was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She received immense pleasure in nutting her family, and she was loved deeply in return. Mariam later returned to Brookshire, Texas, where she dedicated herself to farming and a lifelong interest in vegetable and flower gardening. She retired to Canyon Lake, Texas, in 1993, where she attended the Canyon Lake Church of Christ and developed many meaningful friendships. Public visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home and will continue until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 30,2003, at IO a.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Saltier and will be followed by a 3 o’clock interment service at the Pattison Cemetery in Patterson, Texas. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Mariam’s name to your preferred charity. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Canyon Lake SCOOTER CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Employees told to cooperate the FBI was looking for—and that investigators hadn’t talked with him — but he did say he welcomed the review of his company’s practices and believed no wrongdoing would be uncovered. “We don’t believe in fraud, and we don’t participate in fraud,” Harrison said. “We’re extremely confident in the way we run the business. I absolutely and unquestion- GHOST CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Woman waited for her groom The lady arrived in her wedding finery, but the groom never showed, Allyson said. “The poor thing,” she said. “They told her they couldn’t find him. She said, ‘I’m not going to leave,’" Allyson said. And she never did. As the story goes, the inn’s owners told her she could stay if she were willing to work, and she did — for perhaps 20 or 30 years. Then, far too young, she died. Allyson said she doesn’t know how. New innkeepers took over the hotel from the Eggelings. One day, the new innkeeper was in the front parlor when an elegantly dressed man came through the frosted-glass front doors. “She came out of the parlor and asked if she could help him,” Allyson said. Saying nothing, the man walked up the front stars and met a beautiful young lady at the top. They embraced, and both disappeared. The innkeeper went out front, and a horse — even as autos were becoming commonplace transportation — was tethered there. It would remain unclaimed, Allyson said. Witnesses helped search the entire building, but neither he nor the woman were found. Maybe — just maybe — neither of them ever left. “I don’t tell everyone the ghost story,” Allyson said. “I wait until they ask. Some people don’t want to know.” ingly believe in our management team and in all the people who work here." Started about 15 years ago by Harrison and his wife, Susanna, the Scooter Store is the largest player in the motorized scooter business in die United States. Everything the Scooter Store does is legal, ethical and legitimate, Harrison said. “As a Medicare provider, our records are an open book,” Harrison said. “Medicare has come out and audited us, and those have always gone very well. I know the way we run this business. We take extra WILLIAMS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Students discussed walking out Teachers have praised efforts to keep students out of the hallways and get them to class on time, Williams said. NBISD board president Lee Edwards said Monday he had heard no complaints from teachers. Parents also were upset their teens were spending so much time studying for assessment exams and UIL academic competitions. Williams said: “My philosophy has always been you work them as hard as you can as long as you can and then you test them." Students have discussed walking out, and one student has created an anti Williams Web site asking for revolution in the school. “That’s kids talking, and I’m not going to be dictated by kids," Williams said. measure after extra measure after extra measure to do things the right way.” The FBI would be given full access to any records or information it wants, Harrison said. He added that he’s offered to speak with investigators. The Scooter Store contacted Medicare officials earlier this year to question practices used by some of its competitors in the Houston area. An investigation in that city has led to federal fraud indictments. “There were some horrible things going on in Houston," Harrison said. “There’s a real need in this industry to clean RANK CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Extracurricular matter to schools of 6,500, but not all of those slots will be filled by top IO percent graduates, said Rebecca Harbaugh, A&M assistant admissions director. All colleges, though, especially smaller ones, aren’t experiencing the same growing pains as A&M and UT. “There s a perception in many people’s minds that UT and A&M are the only places to go,” Grasshoff said. UT-San Antonio doesn’t have a cap on freshmen enrollment. Local high schools use a scale to calculate student rank. Difficult classes are worth more points, an incen-. tive for students to take, for instance, calculus instead of easier electives. But most colleges are looking for more than academics. They seek a well-rounded up fraud, and I think it’s very good that they’re doing that.” Harrison said his company has asked its employees to cooperate fully with the investigation. “We’ve asked them to tell the truth and tell everyone exacdy how you feel. That’s all we can ask for.” The Scooter Store is prepared to offer legal representation for its employees if needed, Harrison said. The company has retained a law firm, but Harrison did not name the firm. “I’d prefer that you talk to me." he said. student. “If a student doesn’t fit the academic requirements for admission, we’re going to look at the other qualities that student might bring to our campus," said Christie Kangas, director of admissions for Texas State University-San Marcos admissions. 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