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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY May 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in Z secttc HERALDZEITUNG 148 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Polling Places Saturdays polling places are New Braunfels District Two Memorial 1900 Walnut Bulverde city Bulverde City 30070 281 Suite Comal ISO Bulverde Elementary 1715 Ammann Road and BexarBulverde Fire 1126 Borgfield Bulverde Library District race Branch Library Canyon Lake Community Rural Library District race Tye Preston Memorial KUEMPEL Kuempel bill targets racetrack noise levels BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer MARION State repre sentatives want to make liv ing in the country Several bills filed this leg islative session would lower the states threshold for unreasonable noise in unin corporated House Bill drafted by state George Buddy R would the state standard from 85 decibels to 55 deci A decibel is a unit of inten sity of At 85 the human ear begins to suffer The 55decibel range is lower than a normal A related House Bill drafted by state Edmund would increase the penalty for exceeding acceptable noise levels from a Class C misde meanor to a Class B misde meanor for repeat A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by a fine or 180 days in jail or Its to make sure every body has good quality of Kuempel Kuempel said he hoped the bill made it to the House floor Sometime next week for con If the bills could bring relief to the ears of Marion residents who live near River City Residents have said the dragracing off Santa Clara has encroached on their quality of life and reduced their property val Something needs to be done so people can enjoy their Felix Heusinger Heusinger is a member of the Citizens of Marion Work ing for a Healthy Environ The group has opposed the racetrack since its inception in River City Raceway own erpromoter Todd Zampese I think itll be hard pressed to get Kuempels legislation He questions how authori ties will enforce the law if its ItU be real Youll have a lot of lawyers fighting he The racetrack and the citi zens group have sued each other since Early voting turnout light for Saturday elections BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Few people took advantage of the threeweek long period available to cast votes early in Comal County organizers The early voting period for all races ended The elections will take place on In New Braunfels District 2 City Council the only race in the 489 people voted at the polling place and nine sent in mailed bal Incumbent Larry Alexander is facing political newcomer Walter Sears in the elec More than people are registered to vote in District Municipal elec tions also are tak ing place in Bul where vot ers will choose a marshal and two Elec tion officials say that 32 voters cast ballots Rick Charles Baetz and Warren Alston are run ning for the two aldermens ALEXANDER William Utter back and Keith McClinchie are the two candi dates for Bul verde McClinchie is the appointed mar No one ran in the previous election for mar so city alder men appointed Only 46 people voted early for candidates in the Comal Indepen dent School District race for Dis SEARS trict Charles Burt and Doug Nail are running for that Nei ther man is currently on the school board Nail previously served as CISD trustee for another singlemember i In the Bulverde Library 30 people Two seats are iip for election in the library district and three people are running Molly Phillip Tomason ahd Malcolm In Canyon Lake Community Rur al Library two seats are Burnham Jones and Nor ma Reed are seeking the Willie tickets JESSIE Gruene Hall bartender Mario Mateos holds some of the hottest tickets in town Wednesday morning tickets for Willie Nelsons June 5 performance at Gruene The tickets went on sale Although a few tickets were sold at Gruene most people were buying them online concert organizers Future contact with Chinese military under Pentagon review BY ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer WASHINGTON AP The Pentagon said Wednes day that future contacts with the Chinese military are under but it withdrew Ja directive from Defense Sec fretary Donald Rumsfeld to suspend all Rear Craig Quigley told reporters that the Rums feld aide who wrote the memo had misinterpreted the sec retarys ing a suspension of military tomilitary His actual intention is for all elements of the militaryto military program to be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis by the Department of Quigley said several hours after the memo was leaked to He said Rumsfeld had not seen the memo before it was sent to the military service the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior civilian officials in the The memo said Rumsfeld was directing the suspension of all Department of Defense contacts and activities with the Peo ples Republic of China until further Several offi cials told reporters that the order took effect the day it was distributed inside the Quigley said that a corrected version would be sent to make clear that mihtarytomilitary ties were not The confusion the future of mili tary relations became public on the day that a team of civilian defense contractors arrived in China to assess what would be required to return the Navy surveillance plane that made an emer gency landing at a military airfield on Hainan island oh April 1 after colliding with a Chinese fighter The tech nicians spent about four hours aboard the Navy plane on Wednesday to begin their Golf course developers mull options BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Golf course developers are uncertain about the future of their project outside of Bul On April the Southeast Trinity Ground water Conservation District denied permis sion for Cibolo Cliffs Golf Course developers to complete irrigation wells drilled into the Trinity The district denied the permit because it believed the public needed time to get more information about the golf course groups David golf course designer and man said he was not surprised at the ground water districts but he was disap None of us slept good Wednesday Theyve the water district started down a legal path they couldnt Theres some opinion they broke the David Ogrin golf course Ogrin The districts rules have no provisions for an appeals process when an application is Ogrin said he and other golf course offi cials would meet this week to discuss their See GOLF Lifeline JESSIE New Braunfels police officers learn the art of tossing a throw bag to a drowning victim Wednesday afternoon on the Guadalupe Officers will carry the lifelines in their patrol cars for the first time this INSIDE Mom Hospital pictures of daughter look pornographic BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Looking at pictures of the little girls emaciated frame the open the bones in her ribs and spinal cord showing clearly through her her tiny arms and legs disturbed Yevette She was not upset about the way the girl She was upset for another I thought they looked pornograph where she is on tri al for allegedly injuring and endanger ing her adopted Naked pic tures of my little girl I thought that was Who would take such pic tures The Child Protective Services social replied the people who wanted to document her condition when the then7yearold girl was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed as suffering from severe Yevette and her are on trial for charges of allegedly injuring and endangering their daughter by nearly starving her to death and failing to provide her with proper medical The girl is Joseph Reisers daughter from a previous marriage and Yevette Heisers adopted Their trial was moved to New Braun fels from Williamson County because of pretrial The couple could spend the rest of their lives in prisonif convicted in the trial before District J56 Judge Billy Hay Yevette who has been testify ing for the past several faced cross examination by prosecutor Jane Starnes Wednesday See A
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