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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS 20332 hO09 SOWEST I1ICRO PUBLISH ING E YRMDELL DR EL TX 79903 HERALDZEITUNG 155 12 pages in 1 section June 1999 TT TTA OTA Comal County since 1852 50 cents Spurs now one step from the title San Antonio rolls past New York in Game 4 closes with 105 run BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK All of the San Antonio not just Tim Duncan and David emerged as championship mate rial in Game In a game in which somebody had to make the big plays in the final two it was the Spurs who made them Clos ing with a 105 San Antonio defeated the New York Knicks 9689 Wednesday taking a 31 lead in the NBA No team has ever recovered from such a deficit in the This was a true team not just a bunch of guys riding along on the coattails of Duncan and who scored 28 and 14 Mario Elie had Avery Johnson and Sean Elliott scored 14 apiece as all of San Antonios starters reached double San Antonio held the Knicks to 17 points in the third quarter and outrebounded them for the first time in the Duncan had 18 of those rebounds and Robinson and the Twin Towers deterred the Knicks all night with their Robin son had four blocks and Duncan San Antonio led for most of the but unlike in Games 1 and 2 the Knicks made a final run in the fourth quar A foul shot by Larry Johnson cut the Spurs lead to 8684 with but New York wouldnt score again until the final Elliott and Robinson each hit a pair of free throws to increase the lead to and all the Knicks got were missed jumpers and poor ball The crowd at Madison Square Garden sat in stunned silence as nothing seemed to and they were heading en masse to the exits by the time the clock ticked inside the final Latrell Sprewell finished with 26 points and Allan Houston and Marcus Camby had 20 apiece for the who were down another player with Chris Childs sprained knee limiting him to 7 Besides those three nobody else contributed much for New Larry Johnson and Kurt Thomas had five points each and Charlie Ward added 11 only one after the f irst San Antonio will be going for the first championship in franchise history when the series resumes Friday CHRISTINA Jim Inman of the Water Oriented Recreation District left and County Commissioner Moe Schwab point out some of the features of Nichols an area designated for recreational Nichols Landing site earmarked for county park BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Nichols a peaceful spot on the Guadalupe River above Canyon opened recently to the pub and Comal County officials are working to improve the area for summer Its a beautiful area thats different than oth er places on the said Jim general manager of the Water Oriented Recreation Dis There are a lot of families that go up The nineacre with about feet of river has been under development for about three Coun ty Commissioner Moe Schwab The park is in western Comal County off Old Spring Branch WORD is working on an agreement to operate and maintain the park for the Inman said the county needed a public park on the river above the The park will make a good putin and takeout point for tubers and he Inman said the opening of the park had led Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife to consider stocking See DIRECTIONS From New take Texas 46 to Farmto Market Road Take FM 311 to Take a right on 281 to Spring Branch Take a left on Spring Branch Road to Old Spring Branch Old Spring Branch Road then dead ends at Nichols Hitting the links PETER The Bandits Frank Hidalgo prepares to marshal the course as 120 pro and amateur golfers team up for Wednesdays New Braunfels Open proam The National Senior Tour tournament begins at today and will continue through Admission is for the threeday National Senior Tour event begins Wednesday with proam tourney pro event tees off today FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels Open began on Wednesday afternoon as 60 local amateur golfers teamed up with 60 National Senior Tour professionals for a proam tournament at The Ban dit Golf Rains earlier this week threatened to bump the tournament schedule back one but NST officials cred ited The Bandits ground crew with preparing the course on Tuesdays practice rounds were delayed for four hours because of the The professional tourna ment begins today with starting times at and for the field of 115 NST After Fridays the field will be cut to the low 60 scores and ties for Saturdays final The pro tournament will feature at least three players who recently quali fied for the Senior one of the premier senior Jimmy Delaney and Horacio Car bonetti qualified this past weekend in San with Delaney shooting a medalists core of 67 and Carbonetti shooing a Dave Oakley also qual ified this past weekend in Wednesdays proam was a scram ble in which amateurs could play the best drive of the including while the pros played out their On par three all players played out their Threeday tickets for the pro tour nament are with proceeds bene fiting the Braunfels Foundation The Bandit is located south and east of New Braunfels at 6019 FarmtoMarket Road Game 4 Spurs Knicks 89 New York 29 1717 26 San Antonio 27 23 22 24 96 Spurs lead bestofseven series 31 Series Schedule Game 1 Spurs Knicks 77 Game 2 Spurs Knicks 67 Game 3 Knicks Spurs 81 Game 5 8 Friday Game 6 San Sunday Game 7 San 8 Tuesday if necessary TV KMOL Radio KCOR BRIERTY McKenna selects its new leader Hiring of Brierty comes from within BY PERI STONE Staff Writer McKenna Health System decided to promote from within when the board tapped Tim Brierty for the posi tion of president and chief executive former ly the administra tor of the hospital and chief operating officer of the sys is the new president and CEO of McKenna Health effective Wednes Im surprised and Im Brierty said Wednesday Brierty replaces Bill who came out of retirement April 7 to serve as interim president and a former chairman of the board and president of Mission Valley replaced Ray who left McKenna to pursue private inter Harris was president and CEO of McKenna Health System for about two years and oversaw the million expansion project and implementa tion of Heritage Health Brierty said he planned to continue working on the expansion which started in August 1997 after five years of My next step is to complete what weve got going through next Brierty This phase of work should finish at the end of the he Projects include work on the phar cardiopulmonary and radiol ogy units and administrative and ancillary The next phase of improvements See NBISD trustees approve public hearing for tax rate BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees set July 12 as the date for a public hearing on a maximum tax rate for the 19992000 school Trustees took a roll call vote Wednesday night on the highest tax rate the district could impose on its Board members unani mously approved the maxi mum an 8 cent The public hearing is set July 12 at the Education 430 West Mill NBISDs cur rent tax rate is per with the current BfcDFORD maintenance and operations rate at and the debt service rate at 25 Adoption of the districts tax rate is scheduled July The board also is scheduled to adopt a 1999 2000 budget July David NBISD busi ness said the maximum tax rate was the highest the district could impose but not necessarily the tax rate the board would who presented board members with a proposed million budget for next rec ommended a tax He said the 6 cent increase on local taxes would bring in about million in additional local rev enue to balance the proposed which is about mil lion more than the 199899 bud The 199899 school year bud get was Rastellini said the proposed bud get reflected difficult cuts on the part of Superintendent Ron Reaves CAMPOS and administrative What it boiled down to was to find a way to fund or cut a little over he Weve whittled this down to the Rastellini said administrators cut million in budget requests to trustees disagreed with many budget cuts and recommend ed in additional funding for items cut by the The biggest budget cuts were for See INSIDE Abby Classifieds Comics Crossword Forum Movies Obituaries Sports Today Television Key code   

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