New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 24, 1997, Page 3

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 24, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas rus Dear Abby I have been married for 27 years Two years ago my husband was laid off from his job after 31 years 1 had always saVed our money and lived with an eye toward the future We had taken out loans occasionally at my husbands credit union Each time he got a raise Id put some of it away for that rainy One Saturday when the mail arrived there was a letter in it from the credit union saying my husband was two payments behind on a loan When he returned from playing golf I told him Id seen the dun and it was a mistake it had to be his brothers His brother also worked for the same I said if thats the in husband disappears along with savings HeraldZsitung g Thursday July p 3A way they did business Id meet him on Monday and wed withdraw all our money and put it into another barlk The following Monday on my way to work we met at the place the company had set up for outplaced employees My husband seemed nervous and said we needed to talk He llhen informed me that the to that was supposed to be in the account was gone He had spent the money I had been able to deal with his losing his job and my going to work full time but this was too much I exploded I asked him what hed done with the money He said hespent it on the family Well Abby I know what kind of lifestyle we have lived and we have nothing to show for that amount of money We went to counseling I thought I was losing my mind I loved this man Has his two children and have never been with anyone else The counselor told me I was not crazy But when Id talk with my husband he made me feel like an idiot The counselor told him that all I wanted to know was what he had done with the money My husband insisted he didnt know what he had spent the money on Things went from bad to worse Then I found girlie magazines in the back of our closet I could only imagine the kinds of things he had been up to through the years We are now separated When I see him he swears that he has changed But he still hasnt taken any responsibility for his dishonesty Abby will I ever be able to trust him again I thought I knew him He says he doesnt need help Can you advise me NEEDING PEACE IN WASHINGTON Dear Needing Peace Should you trust him again Why should you He is clearly a liar He knows how he spent that money Although he swears he has changed leopards dont usually change their spots especially those who dont cooperate in counseling Its time to look out for yourself and so whats best for you Dear Abby I need some advice I am a cat lover and own three declawed and lovable cats I have a neighbor who periodically visits me and panics when the cats walk by her She keeps asking me to remove then from the room I have tried reassuring her that they will not harm her but she still overreacts Should I confine them in a separate room or should I graciously tell her that this is my home and my cats home and they are free to roam as they please CATFUSEDINCANADA Dear Catfused The cats may be lovable to you but not everyone is a cat lover Also many people are allergic to animal fur When your neighbor visits keep the cats in aseparate room with food and water She will appreciate it Florida police identify body on houseboat as Versace killing suspect Bit DCDC7 i r i By EVAN PEREZ Associated Press Writer MIAMI BEACH Fla AP Andrew Cunanan the suspected serial killer who eluded a nationwide manhunt for nearly three months shot himself to death in a houseboat just 2 miles from where Gianni Versace was gunned down All across the nation our citizens can stand down and breathe a sigh of relief The reign of terror brought upon us by Andrew Cunanan is police Chief Richard Barreto said today As the sun peeked over the horizon Cunanans body was removed from the floating home more than 14 hours after the siege began Wednesday The suspected serial killers face was blown said John Walsh of Foxs Americas Most who visited the scene The shot to the face slowed the identification It was more than 10 hours before police confirmed the body in the house was Cunanan The shot to the face made the identification of the body much more MetroDade Mayor Alex Penelas said In addition to that the only other available method of identifying the body was Stanley Trail of DeKalb father of Jeffrey Trail one of the men Cunanan is believed to have killed said Im very glad that hes been stopped and that nobody else got hurt when he got stopped But I take no joy in his death That doesnt help me at Thats one of the bad things about him dying like this Nobody will be able to ask the elder Trail said Nobody will be able to tell me why this And investigators had not found a suicide note as of early today leaving unsolved much of the mystery as to what may have triggered the cross country killing spree More than 100 police and FBI agents surrounded the floating two story home Wednesday night after a report of a gunshot coming from inside The best guess is that Cunanan killed himself as a caretaker arrived to check on the property MetroDade police director Carlos Alvarez said Police on the outside had no idea Cunanan had shot himself They shouted Come out Come out but the man believed hiding inside did not respond They waited for hours before going in and finding Cunanans body There was an unprecedented level of pressure put on this man by law enforcement and media Barreto said I think he was a desperate person He was in a situation where it was very very difficult for him to move Barreto said Cunanan was identified by his thumbprint and the gun found inside the houseboat was similar to the one used in three of five killings in which Cunanan was a suspect The 27yearold Cunanan shot up to the top of the FBIs most wanted list as the prime suspect in the slayings of Versace and four other men fn Minnesota Illinois and New Jersey After the Versace slaying on July 15 Cunanan abandoned a stolen pickup truck belonging to one of his victims in a parking garage and vanished We were probably prepared for something like said FBI spokeswoman Coleen Rowley A person who is using desperate means and exhibiting this kind of violent behavior you have to be prepared for a very violent Residents near the houseboat had reported seeing a man matching Cunanans description after Versace was shot to death on the front steps of his mansion On Wednesday a caretaker who stopped by the home called police to report a gunshot The houseboat is 2 miles from the Versace mansion and about a mile from the hotel where a man fitting Cunanans description stayed for as long as two months before Versaces slaying For four hours police waited outside the houseboat which sits on a branch of the Intracoastal Waterway called Indian Creek After firing volleys of tear gas the SWAT team walked slowly in a line into the house After nearly an hour inside police announced their search had come up empty After another roombyroom search they found the body of Cunanan who had been described by his mother as a gay gigolo Court Report County Court at Law July 21 Alexander Jan plea of no contest presumption of theft by check arrested June 14 1995 fine 1 5 court costs 1 75 attorneys fee restitution Cain Curtis plea of guilty driving while intoxicated second offense 180 days in jail 18 months probated one year drivers license jifc 207th District Court Monday Levario Matthew plea of guilty criminal mischief between and investigation ordered Gonzales Delfino plea of true to charges motion to revoke probation prohibited weapons continue probation 60 days county jail Costello Jeffrey plea of guilty Tolled Substance Dyru oanura tieii plea or ohcurs co shock Corrections restit guilty forgery on four counts 18 months state jail concurrent with Guadalupe County sentence District Court Tuesday Sampler Michael Roland plea of guilty engaging in organized criminal activity arrested Jan 16 1997 10 years deferred adjudication 150 days county jail 75 days rebated 320 hours communityservice fine courts costs Webb Amber Delight plea of guilty forgery of a financial instrument arrested March 15 1997 four years deferred adjudication 60 days in county jail probated 120 hours community service fine court costs restitution Torres Johnny Longoria Sr plea of true to charges motion to Divorces Jason and Donna jean Venabie agreement orders to come Joe and Delia Gonzales divorce granted Jennifer and Michael Morse divorce granted child support divorce Kathleen Ann ordered and Blake Wayne Walker temporary order granted child support support to wife Rona Dee and Will Evans expenditure motion to revoke probation granted School registration information For All Your Body Shop Needs Comal Independent School District Registration packets can be picked up at the various schools in advance of the actual registration date AJI returning and new high school and middle school student must register for classes Elementary and primary school registration is for students new to the district or for students who did not preregister during the 199697 school year New students must be accompanied by a parent and guardian They will also need to have two proofs of residency immunization records from the previous school or family doctor unofficial transcript or last report card birth certificate and social security number In some cases parents must have papers The following are the registration dates and times for CISD schools Bill Brown Elementary am to 4 July 28 through July 31 Bulverde Elementary to 11 am and 1 to 4 July 28 through July 31 Comai Elementary 9 to noon and 1 to 3 Monday through Friday beginning Aug 4 Frazler Elementary 9 am to 3 Aug 5 and 1 to 8 Aug 6 Goodwin Primary to am and 1 to beginning Aug 1 Mountain Valley Elementary am to Aug 4 through Aug 8 There will be an immunization clinic from 9 to am Aug 8 Rahe Primary 8 am to noon and 1 to 4 July 28 through July 31 Canyon Intermediate 9 am to 3 Aug 4 through Aug 7 Arton R Seay Intermediate to 11 am and 1 to 3 July 28 to July 31 Mountain Valley Intermediate am to Aug 6 and 7 and 9 to am Aug 8 new students only An immunization clinic will be held at the school from 9 to am on Aug 8 Canyon Middle School 8 to 4 Aug 2 Smithson Valley Middle School seventhgraders register from 1 to 7 Aug 6 Eighth graders will register from 1 to 7 Aug 8 Canyon High School registration packets can be picked up from 8 to am and 1 to July 21 through July 24 New students will register from 8 to am and 1 to Aug 5 and 6 Seniors will register 8 to 11 am and 1 to pirn July 28 Juniors will register 8 to 11 am and 1 to July 29 Sophomores will register 8 to 11 am and 1 to July 30 The school will be closed Aug 1 Student ID cards must be purchased for Parking permits will be sold to seniors and juniors on a firstcome basis for The cost will increase to Sept 1 Smithson Valley High School all new students will need a current immunization record an unofficial transcript or last report card two proofs of residency birth certificate and Social Security card New juniors and seniors register am to noon and 1 to Aug 4 and 5 All new students grades 9 through 12 can register Aug 6 from 1 to 6 New freshmen and sophomore students can register Aug 7 and 8 from am to noon and 1 to All returning SVHS students do not have to go the school early to register Registration will be accomplished on the first day of school All students must have uptodate immunization records and returning students must take care of any financial obligations New Braunfels independent School District NBISD has two attendance zones which determine where students attend school The south zone includes Memorial Primary Memorial Elementary and Carl Schurz The North Zone includes Lamar Primary Lone Star Primary and Seele Elementary All NBISD students attend the same sixth grade campus middle school and high school When registering students will need immunization records proof of residency and the students social security number The following are the dates and times for NBISD registration New Braunfels High School pick up packets from 8 to 3 July 22 through July 24 Sophomores register July 28 from 9 to and 1 to 3 Juniors register July 29 from 9 to and 1 to 3 Freshmen register July 30 from 9 to and 1 to 3 Seniors register July 31 from 9 to and 1 to 3 New Braumels Middle School pick up packets from 8 am to 4 Aug 4 eighthgraders register from 8 am to 4 Aug 5 seventhgraders register from 8 am to 4 Aug 6 OakRun School pick up packets from am to Aug 6 return packets from am to 330 Aug 7 Primary and elementary schools from 8 am to 4 Aug 1 at each campus BECKER MOTOR CO 547 S Seguin New Braunfcls 6063463 Count on it RELIABILITY kwh 17630 kwh 17631 t t 7T RANDY WATSON MISTY BREVER It seems that many friends have not received an invitation to Misty and Randys wedding for unknown reasons If you are a near and dear friend of either family please call Roz at 9073214 and plan to come and celebrate with us If you think a high electric bill is your meters fault consider this in thousands of requested meter tests since 1990 all but 48 PEC meters met Public Utility Commission standards And of those outside PUC tolerance 42 were That means they measured even less electricity than was actually used Thats accuracy you can count on Pedernqles Electric Cooperative Inc y to the lexiis Hill Country ;