Thursday, April 12, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY April 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 130 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents China standoff ends with crews release says it is very sorry craft landed without permission WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Bush said Wednesday he looked forward to welcoming home the crew of the surveillance plane after a delicate diplomatic compromise ended their 12day detention in We cant wait for them to get Bush told students at East Carolina University in about two hours before a char ter plane took off from Hainan island with the 24 crew members CL group opposes GBRA request BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer A group of Canyon Lake businessmen who are opposed to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority pro posed permit amendment plan to meet next week to discuss how the amend ment will affect the area economically and environ Led by Bill the group will meet at 7 April 19 at Papa Docks Restaurant in Canyon The GBRA proposes to take an additional acrefeet of water each year out of Canyon Of that will be sold to Bexar In Bexar County will pay for part of a pipeline to send water into parts of Western Comal including There are gaUons of water in a single acre essentially the amount of water it takes to cover one acre of land one foot We have been fighting this amendment for Womack Weve been gathering information from several sources and are ready to present what weve I think people need to know that this is going to nega tively affect A representative from the GBRA and the Corps of Engineer also will be pre sent at the meeting to pre sent We dont want Womack And its time that we all pull together for the good of the The GBRA recently held a public meeting at the New Braunfels Civic Center to hear comments about the About 200 people See The plane was refueling in Guam early Thursday before con tinuing to where they will see doctors and be But the Navy plane remained in Chinese its future to be tak en up at a joint meeting April The diplomacy the dis cussions will a State Department spokesman The EP3E Aries crammed with surveillance col lided with a Chinese fighter jet on April 1 and made on emergency landing on the island in southern Crew members worked to delete topsecret codes and intelli gence before the Chinese Texans await return of family members on With the charter in the Pen tagon spokesman Rear Craig Quigley said a 13member team of intelli gence officers and other specialists was on the plane to check on the crews health and begin What were looking for is before the details of the collisidn start to fade with we want to see if we can capture their memories and get their in their own in their own of the details surrounding the Quigley Chinas acceptance Wednesday of a letter in which the United States said it was very sorry the Chinese pilot was lost and the plane had not sought permission to land broke the stalemate on the crews The Chinese had demanded a full In Democrats and Republicans alike congratulated Bush because it was hard to argue with the results of his diplomatic juggling act and lowkey leadership style in his first foreign policy In his first major act as commander in Bush waited out the Chi nese with a seasoned foreign policy team that never shed its united front and repatri ated the captive American service men and Despite the overall satisfac tion on Capitol there remained those who said Bushs confrontational style was at times too his soothing words to More than some in Con gress geared up for trade moves against China and were urging the administration to go ahead with arms sales to BUSH INSIDE Key Code 76 A day out in New Braunfels CHRIS Joanna marketing director for A Ladys Day Out visits with Treefrog Ed Owner Karen and a bluetongue Tuesday at Treefrog Revis is researching businesses for the New Braunfels chapter in the book A Ladys Day Author visiting NB for chapter in Texas installment of book series BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Children love Treefrog Ed love the special the live snakes and lizards and especially the books and Thanks to a book series author who is visiting New chil dren across the country will also know about the special things at the Joanna FlanaganRevis is in town this visiting unusual restaurants and hotels for a book series known as A Ladys Day The book on Texas included a New Braunfels she Were looking for anything thats really Revis Anything thats unusual just really unique to New Thats why were going Tuesday to Treefrog Ed and to Eaglebear In the current Texas the New Braunfels chapter is just a few FlanaganRevis hopes to expand it with a little help from local Contact information Joanna FlanaganRevis is visit ing local businesses for the book series ALadys Day She can be reached by cell phone at 817 She leaves Friday If you have something if theres something unique about your shop or or then I want to she Were still open to go to new places and look Revis is only in town until Friday she Any businesses that want to be included in the book should contact There is a small fee to be included in the she ALadys Day Out started eight years born from one womans wish to know more about shops in Texas such as On a trip back from Paula Ramsey decided to write a book on the tourist town to let other families know where to go to find unusual shops and Years the series now includes 12 Ramseys took over the business when her mother died this past The group is working on its 13th and 14th books A Ladys Day Out in Mississippi and the third volume of A Ladys Day Out in While New Braunfels has been featured in the books Revis said they want to expand the section to truly show people what the city has to People who may only come here for the rivers may decide to take a look she Or peo ple who wouldnt come here because they dont tube down the rivers might decide to spend a weekend because of the antique shops and the historic Even chain stores are invited to See DAY River walk plan delayed Wasser Strasse study could be presented in May BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Presentation of a plan to create a new transportain ment system along the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers hi New Braunfels has been moved back one designers A vision of sister company to the Wasser or river and transportainment canal system was proposed to city council this past The council asked the company and its officials to come up with a proposal and feasibility study and bring it back to Orga nizers said that would take about six The studys going said Bob the engineer in charge of the But weve hit some snags from the NBGS so we have to wait to finish some little Many of the snags come from the water parks busy says Sherrie public relations director for Weve been so busy try ing to put the park together here and get it ready to We have some new rides here she Were also working on opening a brand new park at South Padre The park at South Padre will use much of the technol ogy that is planned to be used in the transportainment See RIVER New committee to study city ordinances BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Creating a performancebased sub division ordinance tops the list of goals for the newly created Subdivision Ordinance Com Born from attempts to address New Braun fels drainage the Subdivision Ordi nance Committee plans to rewrite the citys subdivision The committee start ed meeting four months ago under the direc tion of Councilman Robert Kendrick to come up with an ordinance that addresses the amount pf impervipus wver a developer can place on a Now officially sanctioned by the Planning and Zoning the committee held its inaugural meeting Wednesday The members addressed the scope of the work and looked at the ordinance as it now Made up of developers and the committee listed the following as its main objectives during the course of the work To make sure the definitions and lan guage throughout the citys planning and zoning ordinances are identical including the Tree the Planning and Zoning Ordinance an4 the Drainage See Passing the baton CHRIS Unicom Cherita Mannie takes the handoff from Michelle Carson Wednesday in thQ varsity girls 400 meter relay at the District 274A Track and Field Meet at New Braunfels High See related