New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 4, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 04, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 97 14 pages in 2 sections April 4 3000 Judge Microsoft w TUESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents broke federal antitrust laws BY EUNKYUNG KIM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Humbling a proud giant of the computer age a federal judge ruled Monday that Microsoft Corp violated antitrust laws by keeping an oppressive thumb on competitors during How the markets the race to link Americans to the Internet In a sweeping verdict against the empire that Bill Gates built US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson said Microsoft Violated the Sherman Act the same law used to crush monopolies from Standard Oil to He concluded that the company was guilty as the federal government 19 states and the District of Columbia had alleged in a case that began in May 1998 of unlawfully tying its Web browser to its Windows operating system that dominates the computer market worldwide Microsoft placed an oppressive thumb on the scale of competitive fortune there by effectively guaranteeing its continued Jackson wrote The verdict affirms Jacksons previous ruling in November that the software giant is a monopoly one that illegally used its power to bully competitors and stifle inno vation hurting consumers in the process The judges ruling can be appealed delay See City bond mailer headed your way BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer Residents shouldnt expect to see the same descriptions of bond propositions on the May 6 ballot as appear on an informational mailer sent to addresses on Fri day by New Braunfels city staff The mailer actually provides more information than what will appear on the ballot detailing pos sible projects included in the million street and drainage propo sition But the city might not spend the money on all the street and drainage projects listed If funding runs out a project could be cut city manager Mike Shands said And if projects run under budget the city could add to the list and fund even more pro jects Wording on this proposition was left general to allow city council more flexibility in case projects ran over or under budget When specific projects are listed on a bond ballot the city must spend the designated amount approved by voters on that specific project The mailer also gives more detail than the ballot will for Prop 6 explaining that the million activity center will include a swim ming pool and gymnasium The mailer explains all seven bond propositions which total million Copies of the mail er are available at New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell and the New Braunfels Pub lic Library 700 Common St A friend in read Above Dorothy Ebert makes a purchase fromvolunteer Jean Jones at the Friends of the Library Bookstore Right Tina Scott sits down to get a closer look at some of the fiction books New Braunfels Public Library 700 E Common is always looking for donations of books as well as unwanted compact discs and tapes to sell in the Friends of the Library Bookstore The store just inside the rteyv library has more than books at reduced prices Store hours are Monday Wednesday and Friday 25 Tuesday arid 1 and Thursday K JESSIE Murder defendant wants trial moved Hartwigs attorneys seek change of venue By HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Attorneys representing capital murder suspect Adele Hartwig want her trial moved out of Comal County San Marcos attorney Tom Garner and San Anto nio attorney John D Herrick filed a motion for a change of venue this past week Hartwig accused Hartwig accused of of killing her hus killing her husband band by setting fire by set tingfire to their home on May 4 is sched uledfor a pretrial hearing 9 am April 13 Seguin couple recovering after traintruck wreck BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer SCHERTZ A Seguin cou ple remained hospitalized Mon day after the 18wheel truck they were in collided with a Union Pacific train Friday after noon in Schertz Tommy Kirkland 58 and his wife Cynthia Kirkland 51 both of Seguin are listed in stable condition at University Hospi tal in San Antonio Tommy Kirkland has a bro ken ankle with multiple frac tures on the left side of his body Cynthia is doing finebut is very weak her husband said Train engineer Michael Wright 31 of Three Rivers was treated for bumps and bruises and later released from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio The conductor of the train whose name was not available a deep and severe bruise to his leg said Mark Davis spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad The conductor also was taken by Schertz Area Fire Tommy Kirkland was driving the truck The truck was traveling north on Doerr Lane after dropping off a load at Intsel Southwest a by press time Mondav suffered tracks Scjiupp said Emergency Services to BAMC steel construction company Detective Mark Schupp of next to the railroad The Kirk lands were headed back to Seguin when the accident occurred block of 79car flashing lights or crossing arms mation as to why train which was en route from there has not been a previous the truck stopped on the Eagle Pass tq Memphis accident at the Doerr Lane the Schertz Police Department said the truck was stopped on the railroad tracks in the 9000 to derail and leak diesel fuel which caught on fire The fuel spill was contained and cleanup efforts were expected to be completed by Monday Davis said Damage to the the derailed locomotive and two other train cars was estimated at Although the crossing has no hit the truck causing the engine crossing officials said to their Home on May 4 is scheduled for a pretrial hear ing 9 April 13 District Judge Jack Robison with the 22nd Judicial Dis trict is scheduled to preside A trial date has not yet been set In the motion Garner and Herrick argue Hartwig can not obtain a fair and impartial trial in Comal Coun ty because of widespread inflammatory adverse and prejudicial pretrial publicity surrounding the case Comal County Criminal District Attorney Dib Waldrip said he believed Hartwig could get a fair tri al in Cdmal County County funds are being used to pay for Hartwigs two defense attorneys after Robison granted a request by Herrick to appoint a second attorney to help prepare Hartwigs defense Garner was appoint ed July 12 to help Herrick Herrick became Hartwigs attorney after he was appointed to settle the will of her late husband 72 yearold Harold Hartwig According to a Dec 8 capital murder indictment against Adele Harold Hartwig allegedly died of severe body burns asphyxiation because of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation during the May 4 fire His wife is accused of intentionally starting a fire or causing an explosion by igniting flammable sub stances accelerants near an interior wall while Harold Hartwig was inside the home Firefighters arrived at the scene of the May 4 fire about 1 Officials said Adele Hartwig was See INSIDE GOP sheriff hopefuls square off April 11 BY ERIN MAQRUOER Staff Writer After 16 years job Guadalupe County Sheriff Meivin L Har both is stepping down from hit position And with a week left before April 11 runoff election two eager contenders are scrambling for votes in a heated wee for the Republican nomination for the office Arnold S Zwicke and Torn TannsWU ate encouraging voters to head the polls to decide who will go up against Democratic challenger Johnny Juan Garcia in ZWICKE way Republican race in which Zwicke captured percent of the votes and TannehUl came in a close second with percent of the votes Both Tannehill and Zwicke said they were ready for the challenges of managing million The runoflf comes at the of a tour ers money annually and assuming the jsibility of the countys million I have more and better qualifications for the job than my opponent I dont believe the job of sheriff is an entry level position The county is growing rapidly and my opponent only has seven years one month of expe rience no experience with personnel and little or no management expe rience Put Zwicke 42 said he also had experi ence flftd knowledge in Guadalupe County thai make him the most qualified candidate TANNEHIU EARLY VOTING Early voting is under way at the Guadalupe County tax office 1101 Elbel St in Schertz and at the Guadalupe County election administra tion office 307 West Court in Seguin for the sheriff Zwicke has 24 years of public service experience in the county in fire emergency medical services and law enforcement and eight years of omthejob ;

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