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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas V n NEWiWlillliKFELS RALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 172 52 pages in 4 sections July SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 INSIDE Big leaguer A little more than two years after he was drafted Canyon High School gradu ate Lance Berkman is a member of the Houston Astros Berkman made his debut on Friday and started in left field on Saturday 711A Making a sale For many area residents Saturday morning means just one thing jjarage sales We found experts in both selling and buying and got them to share some of their secrets Find all the hot tips on our Mums the word Reports that DMA tests linked suspect ed serial killer Angel Maturino Resendez to a murder in Houston were not confirmed Saturday by Texas Department of Public Safety officers Maturino Resendez who is currently in the Harris County Jail is charged with a murder in East Texas as well as homicides in Illinois and Kentucky He sur rendered to authorities this past Tuesday WEATHER A tropical wave continued to approach the Gulf coast Saturday bringing heavy rain to some portions of South Texas More than a half inch was reported locally See page 2A for the forecast INDEX toy n No sign of life from Kennedy plane Coast Guard commander vows to continue search AQtFINNAH Mass AP Hope dimmed late Saturday for John E Kennedy his wife and sisterinlaw as darkness descended on the waters off Marthas Vineyard where their plane went down Debris washed ashore but there was no sign of life I can tell you miraculous stories of people said Rear Admiral Richard M Larrabee first Coast Guard district commander at a late afternoon news conference I can tell you in pre vious cases like this weve searched as many as three or four days Were not ready to give up on this But the daylong search by planes heli copters and boats yielded little but some fragments of Kennedys redandwhite plane a piece of baggage labeled with the business card of Lauren Bessette sis ter of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and a prescription bottle belonging to Bessette Kennedy State police said the visual aerial search was suspended for the night but an Air National Guard helicopter with infrared sensors would continue searching in the dark Its basically a heat said Mass See AP photo John F Kennedy wife Carolyn and Lauren Bessette not pictured remain missing after their plane crashed 30TH ANNIVERSARY Man on them n AP photo Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin place the flag on thd moon on June The 30th anniversary of the first moon landing is AIMING HIGH Retired astro naut Charles Duke a resident of New Braunfels recalls landing of the NeH Armstrong composed famous saying before taking the big NASA marks 30th anniversary of moon landing with another landmark Astronaut recalls events of July BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer etired Air Force brigadier general Charles Duke Jr ill never forget the day he watched the crew of Apollo 11 blast off into space from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center The former astronaut who now lives in New Braunfels with his wife Dotty was sitting hi Mission Con trol on July when Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon Tuesday will mark the 30th anniversary of the one small step fof man and one giant leap for 1 Armstrong personally asked Duke who served as capsule com municator for the lunar module landing to help with the mission DUKE As he sat in Mis sion Control in Houston watching the crew land the Eagle on the moon he held his breath Tensions were he said We all wanted a safe Duke wrote about the close call in the Apollo 11 mission in his book I began to get he wrote The maneuvering was using up a lot of fuel and the fuel state was becoming critical They had to land quickly or we would reach an abort point in the Duke remembered taking a deep breath as he heard Tranquility Base here The Eagle has Because of the Apollo 11 mission technology for taking man to space and returning him safely was revo lutionized Duke said he agreed with Arm strong that the Apollo 11 mission was a giant leap for We all benefited from that Duke said It helped create new industries and economic growth It also provided a stimulation of the human Todays space exploration has matured since the early days of man orbiting the moon still unsure of the large solid rock floating around Earth The program matured and became accepted after the Apollo flights Back then we worked not sure if we would get funded or even Attorney for teen wants trial moved CMS student scheduled to begin trial on July 26 BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer An attorney representing a 14yearold New Braunfels boy charged with deadly conduct is looking to have the trial moved out of Comal County Attorney Jack Paul Leon whose clients tri al is scheduled to begin July 26 has filed a motion for a change of venue Two Canyon Middle School students have been accused of shooting a highpowered rifle at the homes of two CMS teachers on April 20 A jury trial has not yet been set for the other boy who also is 14 Both juveniles waived their right to a deten tion hearing Friday The teenagers have been in custody at area juvenile detention centers since April 21 when they were taken into cus tody by New Braunfels Police Department officers A pretrial hearing on Leons request for a change of venue is scheduled 9 Thursday in Comal County District Court Leon declined to comment on his request We need to respect the confidentiality of the he said Comal County assistant district attorney Melissa Smith said strict confidentiality rules in the family code prevented attorneys from discussing details of the juveniles cases Smith said she believed Comal County was the most appropriate place for the trial I dont think theres been a heavy amount of publicity where it would cause an unfair she said Smith also said the trial would be open to the public unless the attorney filed a motion for it to be closed In previous detention hearings requests by the juveniles attorneys to close the proceed ings have been granted The attorney hasnt filed a motion yet but every other hearing has been closed so I would assume the trial would be she said The pair also face charges on two counts of criminal mischief for defacing property at the teachers homes shooting five plate glass windows at the New Braunfels High School library and defacing property at OakRun school on April 20 The boys also face one count of unlawful See County CISD leaders discuss solutions to traffic problem at Smithson Valley High BY HEATHER TODO Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY The dream of a traffic signal at Texas 46 and FarnvtoMarket Road 3159 will not become reality but local school district and county officials tentatively agreed on Friday to do the next best HBATHBRTOOOWemklMunQ thing TxDQT engineer John KeJJv to coroaj Independent School District reduce at SmithsonValtey High and ComaJ officials met with Texas Department of Transportation engineers to discuss ways to reduce traffic congestion near Smithson Valley High School TxDOT district engineer John Kelly outlined a plan that would divide traf fic to the high school between the schools main entrance off Texas 46 and a side entrance on Smithson Valley Road FM 3159 just south of The plan was presented as an alter native to a request by CISD and coun ty officials to put in a traffic signal at FM 3159 and Texas 46 This past year local officials asked TxDOT to consider a signal at the intersection to control high speed traf fic near the school TxDOT resident engineer Greg Malatek said the location did not qual ify for a traffic signal based on the See
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