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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas 4A HERALDZEITUNO May Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 Dispatch Vehicle bugiy A 21yearold woman reported to New Braunfels police that her car was bur The burglary happened between 5 and 11 Friday in the 300 block of West San Antonio Police officials said the theft caused worth of damage to the womans 1992 A compact disc player worth was taken from the Beer theft Two men stole four 12 packs of beer Sunday from a store in the 3200 block of Interstate 35 police reports At 4 the two 19to 20yearolds entered the picked up the beer and did not pay for Witnesses reported the sus pects drove away in a 1992 red The beer was valued at Assault arrests A 31yearold woman and a 46year old man were arrested Sunday on assault The incident occurred around 11 in the 1500 block of Business 35 Police officials said the incident started out as a dispute between the couple and then turned into a physical The couples 5yearold daughter was placed in the custody of a family mem Electric Work A number of New Braunfels Utilities cus tomers in the area of North Castell Avenue and West San Antonio Street will experience an interruption in electric service today as NBU crews install a new transformer at that loca NBU employees have notified customers who will be affected by the tempo rary interruption in electric service between 7 and 12 today because of this The outage will affect a small number of businesses along North Castell and West San Area drivers should be aware that the traffic light at that intersection also will be out of service while the work is being per Drivers wanting to avoid delays are advised to seek an alternate NBU crews will be work ing to complete the project as quickly as possible and minimize any inconve nience to area Please direct questions about the work to the NBU Electric Department at Meetings NEW BRAUNFELS COM MUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE regular 6 Municipal Conference Room 424 Castell NEW BRAUNFELS PLAN NING COMMISSION regular New Braunfels Municipal Building Council 424 Castell NEW BRAUNFELS COM MUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE regular 6 Municipal conference room CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS ARTS COMMISSION regu lar 7 Municipal COMAL COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS COURT regular Commissioners third Comal County Courthouse 150 Seguin Activity center dedication CHRIS People gather around a model of the proposed interior floor plan for the new activity center at the Childrens Shelter in New The activity center was dedicated charged in fatal wreck FROM STAFF REPORTS A 19yearold Pleasanton man was arrested Friday on a grand jury indictment alleg ing intoxicated manslaugh ter with a vehicle in connec tion with a fatal wreck in Robert for merly of San Antonio and now a Pleasanton was placed in the Comal County where he is being held on The handed down in alleges that Littlefield was under the influence of alcohol and mar ijuana at Novem ber 18 when his truck slammed into a compact car driven by Lewis Sanders of Canyon The accident occurred on FarmtoMarket Road miles south of Littlefields southbound 1986 Ford pickup crossed the cen ter line of the road and col lided with the northbound 1997 Mazda driven by Sanders was pro nounced dead at the Littlefield was taken to Uni versity Hospital in San Anto where he was treated for his Vietnamese refugees desperate before fall of Saigon BY EXMARINE LANCE CORPORAL JIMMY SANCHEZ Special to the Herald Zeitung Editors Note This is the second part in a series that will last several days com memorating the 26th anniversary of the fall of which ended Americas involvement in the Vietnam The author helped in the evacu ation of Saigon in the days before the city My sergeant dropped me off at a tennis court to stand There are 200 refugees inside the tennis he Your orders are to stand guard at the entrance and let no one I got off the and he drove As I was walk ing toward the someone started I dropped to the ground and stayed down until the shooting I got up and walked to the The entrance was wide enough for one person to go in at a As I stood about an hour an F16 and a reconnaissance plane flew by very low and They passed over us and did a full Then the South Vietnamese soldiers shot them both down with their M16 I heard two big thumps as they crashed on the The soldiers started jumping up and down with their M16s in the They were two blocks away from where I They were standing on top of a Those two planes were captured when the North Vietnamese army overran the city of Xuan The South Vietnamese pilots left them there as Xuan Loc The last one to fall was A few later when the F16 and recon naissance planes were shot a tank fired a 90mm and it hit about 20 yards away from the tennis The refugees that SANCHEZ were sit ting way in the back stood up and started to stampede toward the I pointed my M16 at them and shouted at them to sit When they realized that I was not going to move away from the they calmed down and went back to their I marveled at what I saw The 200 refugees went into a fetal and I wondered why they had done Then I realized that these people have lived with war for almost 20 They knew that the next 90mm round was going to hit right where we Thank that round never About 15 minutes they came out of the fetal position and sat down That evening my sergeant drove up and Get They are on their own Everything is Ill never know what he meant by He drove back to the com mand I went sat down on my cot and Then my friends and I talked about what each of us had been through that The next day my sergeant dropped me off at the back and I stood After a while I heard some then someone walked by the entrance outside the I stopped him and asked him about all the shooting out He said that people were shooting believ ing that they would be evacuated to America if they shot At the same the embassy compound was being bombarded with rock SlZZLe iNTo SuMMeR Make this your season to shine with Weight Watchers new Winning Points Winning Points uses the revolutionary POINTS system to help determine the easiest way to lose weight and stay So why wait Summer Is Just around the corner NEW BRAUNFELS Faith United Church of Christ 970 Loop 337 Mon 6t30 pm Wed 9s30 am am CANYON LAKE Start Cafe 10350 Start Mon StJOpra Checks our centers for details about our maintenance Registration and weighIn begin onehalf hour earlier than the meeting Own Oiim oT wtiaiil WAICHHS M mtroA Ofti vafe in wnkipitai a Mcd NM wM to At jm or omnuJ ets and Every few minutes a rocket or mortar would It continued for about an then A few hours my sergeant drove up and left another Marine there to stand guard and told me to get Im taking you to a building where the refugees are being he Stand guard there and make sure no one breaks line and keep the line going There were two and in the middle of the two buildings on the second floor was an open walkway with rails on the Officials were processing the refugees in the building to my left on the second I walked up the When1 reached the Walk I looked to the other side and saw a chain link fence about nine feet On the other side were the fence barracks for the South Vietnamese and about 50 soldiers stood by the When they saw they started yelling at me and shaking their fists at They looked like they did not care All they had on was just their They knew their time was running When the North Vietnamese army they were all going to be taken Then the South Vietnamese soldiers started throwing rocks and sticks over the fence at me and laughing at the same I almost got hit a few I turned around and kept my eyes on the refugees to make sure they stayed in A few minutes walking up the stairs was the prostitute I had seen the first night that we were She calmly walked by me and toward the I quickly rushed over and grabbed her by her arm and was going to escort her back to the stairs and send her to the back of the Suddenly the door and people came The woman yanked her arm from me and ran into the I ran after her but by the time I got to the she was already I was not allowed to About 15 minutes she walked out and looked at me with a big smile on her like she was telling I made Im going to I shook my head at her and I leaned against the rail with my back toward the and they started yelling at me A few minutes I went blank and from my I voice When I heard I woke and I was about to go over the rail and fall to the I quickly launched myself forward and stood I turned and looked at the They were laughing and pointing their fingers at Then I wondered who had called out my last A few seconds a member of my platoon walked up and our sergeant sent me here to relieve you from your He is down there waiting for be careful and keep your eyes on the sol I If he had not yelled out my last name when he was on the bottom of the I would have fallen to the ground and probably bro ken my neck or But I knew in my heart that God 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