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 NEW BEST AVAILABLE COPY 0 if I Il i I t 00 MHBtflBL flMHBe HERALDAtii i LJN Vol 149 No 106 50 pages in 4 sections April 16 2000 SUNDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 LaOren 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 Lifestyle young shes single and she knows how to fly a plane Canning a flight instructor at Stinfon Air Center in San Antonio tells all about planes flying and IN Movies reviews Keeping the Faith starring Ben Stiller Jenna Elfman and Edward NortonVSC Spurs win Spurs 106 Utah Jazz 83 INDEX Abby 20 Business MOO 2C UcaVMtfro 4A Movlw 20 3A Tfida IVIWI 2A i v wtMiK nfttt Comal Power Plant cleanup nearing completion Work will clear way for modern hotel BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Cleanup and remediation of hazardous material left in the Lower Colorado River Authoritys 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 land mark 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 modern hotel in the plant that dates to the 1920s An operator for the hotel hasnt been named LCRA Senior Environmental Coordi nator Ken Launius has been cleanup and remediation project manager on the Comal Power Plant Launius said workers recycled tons of scrap steel about the same weight as midsized passenger cars and an yard landfill was dug up hauled away and backfilled Thats 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 Launius said The landfill was hauled to a site in Buda south of Austin Hazardous lead chips asbestos and other products went to appro priate facilities in San Antonio and else where 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 he said The Comal Power Plant project will be completed about on time and will come in just under the million budgeted for it Launius said Its been a long he said It just takes time We basically started this process in late 1996 talking to the corn See Fltephqto New Braunfels largest manmade landmark should be brought into TNRCC compliance by May or Cute as a bunny K JESSIE For a first timer Madison McGilvreye mom said her 17rnonthold caught on pretty fast to the Easter egg hunting business Landa Park was awash In brightly clad youth scouring the nooks and crannies of trie park for hidden goodies Saturday morning Bed tax issue goes to voters BY PERI Staff Writer Special Election 1 and 2 provide residents with four ways to vote but no matter what New Braun fels City Council could freeze bed tax money until March of 2002 May 6s vote will determine however whether council ter 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 nei ther special election on the ballot Special Election 1 prompted by a peti tion signed by more than registered voters proposes that the city spend percent of tax rev enue on the civic cen ter historical restora tion programs that enhance the arts and cityoperat ed promotional programs This referendum proposes eliminating two of the five legal uses of bed tax revenue Funding the establishment improvement or main tenance of a convention center or visitor information center and Paying the administrative costs for facilitating convention registration BT Special Election 2 proposes freezing percent of the bed tax until after the city receives input from a city councilappointed committee Even if a com mittee has met and made recommendations the earliest council could spend that money is vi 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 council couldnt spend that 19 percent until Marcjfc 2002 unless the public agreed to it in another ballqC vote But no matter how residents vote on the freeze plan ELECTION 2000 Guest A look at the Bond ballot Voting Voting district OA More on the bond Tuesdays HeraldZeitung Spring Branch man arrested for possession of child porrt BY BRJN MAQRUQER Staff Writer A 41yearold Spring Branch man accused of downloading child porffflBfflflhy from the Tte man days alter a grand jury indicted Child Pornography Prosecution him on nine counts of child Unitof the attorney generals office CCSO detective Tommy Ward laid Authorities believe the man obtained the child pornography through sources on the Internet and wo might have beeq dii I Bond WTW art at Aa of mil time Saturday he remained CCSQ detectives have invest two er individuals Ward said Deputies executed a search warrant at the mans residence Feb 17 and seized computer equipment including a scanner and digital cameras Ward said The grand jury issued three three counts of pos session of child pornography A magistrate set the mans bond at for each indictment Ward said be did not believe any more be made in the case If each indictment tried separately man could be sentencedto 1ft ;