New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 16, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 16, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 16, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas ► Movies Roy reviews “Keeping the Faith,” starring Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman and Edward Norton./5C Cute as a bunny K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung For a first timer, Madison McGilvrey’s mom said her 17-month-old caught on pretty fast to the Easter egg hunting business. Landa Park was awash in brightly clad youth scouring the nooks and crannies of the park for hidden goodies Saturday morning.BEST AVAILABLE COPY .................... ___   —_    . _ , Vol. 149, No. 106 SO pages in 4 sections April 16, 2000 BUNDAY SerV'ng C°ma* ^°Unty S'nCe 1852    $100 By Peri Stone-Palmquist Staff Writer Abby.............................................2C Business................................5B Classified................................1-1    OD Crossword....................................2C Forum...........................................6A Local/Metro...................................4A Movies..........................................2C Obituaries.................................3A Sports....................................1-4B Today............................................2A Television...........................TV    Weekwww.herald-zeitung.com Key cod* 77 Spring Branch man arrested for possession of child porn By Erin MAGRUDER Staff Writer A 41-year-old Spring Branch man accused of downloading child pornography from the Internet was arrested Friday morning. The man surrendered himself upon request to Comal County Sheriff’s Office detectives two days after a grand jury indicted him on nine counts of child pornography. Bond was set at $75,000. As of press time Saturday, he remained in jail. CCSO detectives have investigated the case for two months in ajoint operation with the Internet Child Pornography Prosecution Unit of the attorney general’s office, CCSO detective Tommy Ward said. Authorities believe the man obtained the child pornography through sources on the Internet and also might have been distributing the pornography to oth er individuals, Ward said. Deputies executed a search warrant at the man’s residence Feb. 17 and seized computer equipment, including a scanner and digital cameras, Ward said. The grand jury issued three separate indictments Wednesday, each with three counts of pos session of child pornography. A magistrate set the man’s bond at $25,000 for each indictment. Ward said he did not believe any more arrests would be made in the case. If each indictment is tried separately, the man could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Inside ► Sports Lauren Reimer sets two district records as the New Braunfels’ girls track and field team win district after finishing second to Austin Westlake the last two seasons.71 B ► Lifestyle Bed tax issue goes to voters Special Election I and 2 provide residents with four ways to vote — but no matter what, New Braunfels City Council could freeze bed tax money until March of 2002. May 6’s vote will determine, however, whether council can spend hotel/motel tax on a convention center without having to go back to the public for a vote. The issues have been hashed out publicly for more than three months now, but residents can finally put their opinions to paper. Early voting starts Wednesday and lasts until May 2. Residents can vote for both, one or neither special election on the ballot. Special Election I, prompted by a petition signed by more than 1,000 registered voters, proposes that the city spend 30.714 percent    of hotel/motel tax revenue on the civic center, historical restoration, programs that enhance the arts and city-operated promotional programs. This referendum proposes eliminating two of the five legal uses of bed tax revenue: • Funding the establishment, improvement, or maintenance of a convention center or visitor information center; and • Paying the administrative costs for facilitating, convention registration; Special Election 2 proposes freezing 19.286 percent of the bed tax until after the city receives input from a city council-appointed committee. Even if a committee has met and made recommendations, however, the earliest council could spend that money is March 1,2002. In February, council voted to do just that, although it could reverse that decision at any time. If the public votes for Special Election 2, however, council couldn’t spend that 19 percent until March 2002 unless the public agreed to it in another ballot vote. But no matter how residents vote on the freeze plan See BED TAX/10A Election 2000 ■ Guest columns/6A ■ A look at the candidates/8A ■ Bond ballot wording/9A ■ Voting sites/9A ■ Voting district maps/10A ■ More on the bond election/See Tuesday’s Herald-Zeitung. Comal Power Plant cleanup nearing Work will clear way for modern hotel By Bon Maloney Staff Writer Cleanup and remediation of hazardous material left in the Lower Colorado River Authority’s 163,000-square foot Comal Power Plant is proceeding toward an expected May or June completion. When the work is done, it will bring New Braunfels’ largest manmade landmark into compliance with Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) standards, clearing the way — once the remaining paint inside is sealed into the bricks — for creating a modem hotel in the plant that dates to the 1920s. An operator for the hotel hasn’t been named. LCRA Senior Environmental Coordinator Ken Launius has been cleanup and remediation project manager on the Comal Power Plant. Launius said workers recycled 3,036 tons of scrap steel — about the same weight as 1,500 mid-sized passenger cars — and an 18,000-cubic yard landfill was dug up, hauled away and backfilled. That’s like digging up three and one half football fields one yard deep, hauling away the dirt and then trucking in new dirt to fill them back in. “We got everything out,” Launius said. The landfill was hauled to a site in Buda, south of Austin. Hazardous lead chips, asbestos and other products went to appropriate facilities in San Antonio and elsewhere. The only hazardous material remaining onsite are some lead paint chips, which will be shipped out shortly, Lau-nius said. “Everything that could be recycled was recycled,” he said. The Comal Power Plant project will be completed about on time and will come in just under the $9.5 million budgeted for it, Launius said. “It’s been a long job,” he said. “It just takes time. We basically started this process in late 1996, talking to the com- See LCRA/5A She’s young, she’s single and she knows how to fly a plane. Canning, a flight instructor at Stinson Air Center in San Antonio, tells all about planes, flying and teaching/1 B ► Spurs win Spurs: 106, Utah Jazz, 83 Index completion File photo New Braunfels’ largest manmade landmark should be brought into TNRCC compliance by May or June. ;

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