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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZFJTT Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 2 can water today before 9 and after 7 For information call 6088925 RON A San Marcos Area Recovery leant diver Doug Copp and a member of Anthony Shephards family confer at Canyon Lake Vol 149 No 241 14 pages in 2 sections October 3 2000 Reunited Germany NB woman recalls country torn apart brought together BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels resident Ludmilla Ball grew up in Germany before the country separated into East and West Germany The country was divided in two after World War II and became a symbol for the Cold War struggle between Democracy and Communism But today Germany cele brates the 10th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany I feel happy that it BALL Ball said In Germany that is their special day like we have the Fourth of Germany lost World War II to Britain France the United States and the Soviet Union As the war ended Germany was divided between the countries for control The Soviet Union and Communism controlled East Germany according to information from the Time Website West Germany was dominated by the influence of the United States Britain and France and was success fully rebuilt under the Marshall Plan The Allied Powers later with drew occupation of West Germany The tensions between East and West Germany led to the construc tion of the Berlin Wall which East Germany built to separate the two countries and keep East Germans from migrating to West Germany Ball met her husband Robert now deceased as World War II ended He was an American who fought in the war The couple later moved to the United States However they lived in Germany off and on during the years while he was with the military and later worked for the state department Ball moved to America in 1953 before the Berlin Wall was built but she still saw the effects of the divi sion of Germany It tore them apart she said The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 drawing a line down the heart of Berlin and separating friends and families The Soviet Union began to crum ble in the late 1980s and the anti Communist sentiments in East See 1852 50 cents Family ends lakeside vigil Divers suspend search for boy BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Twice Monday a Army Corps of Engineers boat cruised the shore line of Canyon Lake looking for the body of the 14yearold Hous ton boy missing 10 days and pre sumed drowned Canyon Lake was peaceful and placid the day after Anthony Shep hards family returned to Hous ton Divers broke off their search for Shephard missing more than a week and presumed drowned Its not over Its not over by a long said the victims step mother Fareedah FreemanBey She said the family would return to Houston late Sunday to comfort Anthonys friends and family members and conduct memorial services but believed theyd return with another group of divers Shepherds family Sunday thanked the dozens of rescue per sonnel deputies divers fire fighters and members of the com munity who helped them through a trying nineday vigil beside the lake And while they say they thank the divers who risked their lives and spent hundreds of hours trying to find the missing boy they wish local authorities and an expert they brought in from California to help with the search could have worked better together This past weekend the emo tional climate wasnt always so placid at Canyon Lake We want to thank the firemen See TJs Take 11 Eatery moves to loop but owners keep downtown ties CHRIS Joey Asher above and his wife Julie owners of TJs Burgers More reopen the local restaurant on Loop 337 today The new location below with twice the square footage of the downtown location still has the 1950s theme BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer TJs Burgers and More marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one today The popular restaurant opens at its new location today at 263 Loop 337 next to TCBY The restaurant is open from 11 to 9 Sunday through Thursday and 11 to 10 Fridays and Saturday Owners Julie and Joey Asher closed the doors to their Seguin Street location Saturday after 11 years We just outgrew that building and we needed more parking for our Julie said She laughed as she recalled how some of the customers to their Seguin Street restaurant would cir cle the block several times waiting for a parking spot to come open The Ashers even had to lease park ing space for their employees They spent the past nine months building their new restaurant and preparing it to open The new building has double the amount of space as the former TJs square feet versus square feet We were kind of sad having to move out here on the Julie said The couple had wanted their restaurant to remain downtown They looked for appropriate space Scooter Store withdraws million loan request BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Scooter Store withdrew its request Monday for a million loan from New Braunfels economic development funds The withdrawal occurred as the board that oversees those funds was poised to deny the request The board urged the company to return with a new proposal which Scooter Store President and CEO Doug Harrison said the company would do Im disappointed that they didnt have an alternate he said but he said he was encouraged that the board wanted to keep working with the company New Braunfels Economic Development Corp makes recommendations to the council on how to spend the revenues from a oneeighth of 1 percent sales tax the city collects to support economic development This past week the Scooter Store asked the board to consider granting the company a million loan from those revenues The money was to go toward con struction of a million build ing at Loop 337 and Texas 46 The Scooter Store would be a minority partner in the threestory building with a San Antonio developer and would lease the space from the partnership hi return for the loan the Scooter Store would create 200 new jobs The loan would be forgiven if those jobs were in place by Nov 1 2003 The Scooter Store also was asking for tax abate ments from the city and county Company officials previously said the number of Scooter Store employees had grown percent in two years The Scooter Store employs 441 people more than 300 of those in New Braunfels That includes an increase of percent from 13 to 160 in the number of New Braunfels residents employed by The Scooter Store Scooter Store officials said the companys need for space was curtailing its growth The proposed office building is the companys solution to that problem Board member Monroe Miller asked the group not to recommend that specific proposal to city council Board member Rita Kaufrnann said she did not see enough pluses for the city in the proposal for her to feel comfortable recommending it to city council We need to see some more hard she said Music fest strums up United Way funds Photo submitted These three Fender guitars signed by Jerry Jeff Walker Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett along with a Fender signed by George Strait will be auctioned during Gruene Music Fest BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Four Fender guitars signed by four Gruene Hall legends George Strait Lyle Lovett Robert Earl Keen and Jerry Jeff Walker will be auctioned this weekend at Gruene Music Hall to benefit Unit ed Way charities in Comal County Organizers hope to raise at least at the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest which starts on Friday and continues through Sunday at Gruene Music Hall 1281 Gruene Road Its entertainment so people dont mind so much making a Mary Jane Nalley said Comal County United Way Exec utive Director Joe Rogers said the TICKETS Get tickets for the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest at or call 6295077 event was a big part of his organi zations fall fundraising campaign This year organizers hope to raise Theyve Gruene Music Fest planners raised anywhere from to every year and it has been extremely important for Rogers said Straits autographed guitar will be auctioned between sets of a Marcia Ball performance on Friday Balls regular performance begins at and cover is Music lovers who crave a little more can purchase an advance tick et for which gets them a chance to meet Ball sample spe cialty beer from The Grapevine and taste food from the Gristmill River Restaurant Bar A limited number of advance tickets are available and planners expect them to go quickly On Saturday the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest continues with musical performances starting at The signed Walker Keen and Lovett guitars will be auctioned at 7 INSIDE Key Code 76
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