Sunday, April 18, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW in PELS YnifOFi W fi rx HERALDZEITUNG 107 52 pages in 4 sections April 1999 SUNDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 INSIDE Diamond Lions The history of the Noon Lions Club is a virtual whos who in New Braunfels from the past 75 Learn more about the service orga nization and their plans for celebrating a diamond anniversary on 1C Saint Ricky Former Longhom Ricky Willfams attention from a parade of quarter backs ancf is bhosen fifth overall by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Runaround Get all the results and win ners from district track and field as well as the Comal County athletes who advanced to their respective regional 1B WEATHER The eool front is and sunny skies are expected all over Texas Expect a warming trend continuing through the rest of the See Page 2A for a look at the INDEX Key Code 77 SPECIAL REPORT This wasn t a 100year flood it was one for Mike New Braunfels city manager Flood of 1998 Road to recovery Six months residents still putting lives together BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Lynda Coble likes to hear the sound the falling waters of the Guadalupe River make as they pass over a rock formation near her riverside She often will crack open her bedroom window at night and let the rivers gen tle lullaby ease her into dreamfilled slum Cobles home on Crest Lane near the Common Street bridge was exactly what she was looking for when she moved to New Braunfels from Houston 19 years I loved it as soon as I saw it from the Common Street Coble It was a quiet place near the On Coble came to realize mat the river she so treasured was not always a benevolent On that Saturday Coble knew the river would She didnt have any idea just how It was raining harder than I had ever seen Coble By 11 the water had risen and covered much of her back But the yard had been underwater By her had come to evacuate Lynda and her 5yearold The front yard was covered with water as they waded out to Jodys truck and Coble spent the night at her sisters house that unaware of the breadth and depth of the disastrous Do you think water got in the house she naively asked her Im pretty sure it j Ov ROBIN On Genaro stands in front of the rubble taken from his Strateman Lane ripme after the October 1998 Six months New Braunfels Rebounds still is awaiting word frorri the federal govemmenton funding for i ROBIN Lynda Coble sweeps up the slab where her home once stood near the Guadalupe River and Common Jody When she returned to the site the next all that remained was a con crete Her house and virtually all of her worldly possessions had been swept away by the raging It was just Coble The flood was brought by what National Weather Ser vice officials called a freak Extremely saturated and unstable air hi the mid and upper levels of the atmos phere was moving from the southwest to the northeast from the Pacific Coast of See PART OF A SERIES This weekend marks the sixmonth anniversary of the October 1998 Four local residents people had to be rescued and 750 more had to be evacuated from their More than homes and businesses were Beginning the HeraldZeitung takes a look back at the what we learned and what many of us Coping with the dis aster and Pages Editorial and Page 6A Frazier Elementary students earn wings Thirdgraders tour get licensed BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Thirdgrade students at Frazier Elementary School earned their pilots licenses on Friday and are now ready to take Sitting in the cockpit of a Citabria students in Sandra Littles and Bridget Garwoods thirdgrade classes received all the training they needed to become expert The students went on a special tour of the New Braunfels Airport as part of a unit on Before local residents get nervous about letting an 8year old behind the these kids proved they knew their Words like drag and wind resistance were part of their vocab Lucas Orona pointed out that the N in the identification number of an airplane indicated it was from the United When you youre sup posed to fly into the he who has been a pilot for seven said the tour was an excellent way to demonstrate con cepts learned in A whole unit on flight works real ly well because you can incorporate elements of reading and she Students learn about the pioneers of and the forces of out they can see that in Ethan Nichols showed the kept See MILOSEVIC NATO issues warning Commander tells Milosevic to change policies or face bombs Yugoslavia AP NATOs commander bluntly told Yugoslav President Slobodan Milose vic on Saturday to change his policies in Kosovo or see his mil itary machine hunger and exhaustion lashed at tens of thousands of Kosovo refugees dri ven from homes in the province and seeking safety in Macedonia or President Milosevic is and he knows hes said Wesley the supreme allied commander in visiting NATO troops in And if he doesnt change his were going to destroy those things that President Milosevic Hours NATO launched its 25th night of Missiles struck a major oil in Yugoslavias second largest Novi in what Serb tele vision described as the so far of the air At least two missiles struck the the state run Tanjug news agency Targets also were hit around Yugoslav media reported several loud explosions on the outskirts of the city and that NATO warplanes were swarm ing over the Serb authorities said a 3yearold girl was killed and five peo ple were injured in an attack hi Batajni about 12 miles north of where a military airfield is Waterwaders reappearing on area rivers BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer With another tubing season local outfitters are dusting off their tubes and stocking up on invented by Dennis Skip Bailey in were first made of After battling problems with the Styrofoam breaking and litter ing the it was outlawed in The new made in Comal is round and offers a locking lid that helps hold items in place without spilling them in the The lid is which helps prevent See ROBIN Frazier Elementary thirdgraders check out one of the planes Friday at the New Braunfels The students were completing a unit on