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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY June 2001 14 pages in 2 sections 14 pages in scccu HERALDZEITUNG 178 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Commission targets homes in need of repair CHRIS New Braunfels Building Standards Commission is giving the owners of this at 376 a chance to cor rect problems at the house before the city takes further BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer One building is being another torn Two others sit vacant as the city waits for responses from Each New Braunfels Building Stan dards Commission addresses problems found in every city substandard build ings homes in need of repair houses that neighbors complain are falling apart and infested with The commission works each month with homeowners from properties around New Planning department officials who are responsible for enforcing the citys build ing codes investigate the After the investigation which requires a warrant or homeowners permission the building is referred to the Homeowners also can take action to fix the problems before the commission hears But this two homeowners failed to appear before the commission to discuss ways to repair Michael Resendez Resendez is the citys legal assistant and staff liaison to the Three of the houses represent ongoing nego tiations with he including one at 146 Baden that almost certainly will be Commissioners Shawn Kevin legal representative Mary Ann real estate representa tive Travis development representative Travis home building representative Matt vice at large rep resentative torn Inherited by a group of the house See COMMISSIONS The American dream Housing fair helps those looking for a place to call home CHRIS Jackie of New talks with Joan Chiles from First Texas Mortgage Group Wednesday at the housing fair in the New Braunfels Civic BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Jackie Cooper went house hunting Wednesday who works in the admis sions office at Southwest Texas State has been in Texas for about a year and rents in New She wants a home here or in Schertz even though she works in San she I like San but I dont want to live Cooper So where was she looking Cooper started at the beginning by visiting a housing fair sponsored by the city of New Braunfels through its Community Development Block Grant On hand to help prospective low income and firsttime home buyers were credit a represen tative of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Housing Authority of New Also helping were the First Texan Mortgage Mickey Ferrell the Greater New Braunfels Homebuilders Association and First State The New Braunfels Fire Department also was on hand to offer tips about home For the little there was a clown and Kathy director of the Community Development Block Grant organized the The program was Puchek to help firsttune or lowincome prospective homebuyers negotiate the path to their first About 50 families attended the threehour I think we were very Puchek Attendance increases each time New Braunfels conducts one of the housing she Under federal a family of four is considered low income if its income is less than a Cooper saw the housing fair advertised on cable television and marked the event on her Its all me taking on this adven Cooper said of trying to buy her first Im and Im giving myself some time to I thought this was a place to She went to the housing fair because she wanted to learn about the process of buying a CHRIS Lou Lou Lou the from San makes balloons and passes out fans to Jessyka and Trey and Tanner Derickson Wednesday at the hoUs Ing fair in the New Braunfels Civic 1 figured anything I could walk away With would be She walked away with quite a In Coopers she didnt need to talk to HUD or the Judge denies execution stay for McVeigh Attorneys say they will appeal BY STEVEN PAULSON Associated Press Writer DENVER AP A judge denied Timothy McVeigh a further stay of execution saying nothing in newly disclosed FBI docu ments could change the fact that he was the instrument of death and destruction in the Oklahoma City McVeighs lawyers said they would file an appeal Thurs The 33yearold QwtfWar veteran is set to die by injec tion Monday at a federal prison in Terre After a hearing that lasted a little more than an District Judge Richard Matsch said he was shocked that the government waited until six days before McVeighs original execution date to begin turning over more than pages of doc uments in the But he brushed aside McVeighs bid to force a hear ing over the mistake and said the findings of the jury that convicted McVeigh in 1997 still The jurors executed their moral judgment as a con science of the said who presided at the Whatever role others may have its clear that Timothy McVeigh committed murder and mayhem as he Whatever may in time be disclosed about possible involvement of others hi this it will not change the fact that Tim othy McVeigh was the instru ment of death and destruc MeVeighs attorneys had argued that the execution should be delayed because the FBI documents released last month could have helped McVeighs perhaps by pointing to the involve ment of others in the Matsch said if the FBI had the duty to disclose what it knew to McVeigh had the same duty to tell his lawyers if others were involved in the Attorney General John Ashcroft said he was pleased with Matschs Weve never had a doubt about the guilt of Timothy he Contractor accused of not paying subs BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH A contractor accused of not pay ing his subcontractors found himself in Comal County Jail early this Comal County Sheriffs Detective Jim Rose said Jack was jailed Tuesday on a preliminary charge of misapplying trust funds with the intent to Bond was set at Burkett was released from jail Wednesday night aftey he posted The charge is a third degree felony under the Texas Penal Code and punishable by two to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to Burketts Jack Burkett Homes of Spring builds homes in western Comal Detective Rose said that as a was responsible for paying sub contractors that work for him building a home after draw ing construction money from See Research seeks to shed light on Alzheimers disease BY MARTIN MAUCARA Staff Writer The molecular biology of Alzheimers disease is like thrash ing around in the an Alzheimers reseaeolier said Caleb of the University of Southern spoke about Alzheimers to fellow researchers at the Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research on Wednesday at T Bar M Researchers have gathered in New Braunfels since Saturday to share the latest discoveries in the field of aging The sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Gerontological Society of AmericaBiological Sciences ends Finch said diagnosing the disease was mainly because the disease overlapped with other impairments associated with get ting such as Parkinsons disease and other brain Diagnosis of Alzheimers is done very Finch Finch said most physicians knew their own diagnoses would be wrong 5 to 10 percent of the The only way to accurately diag nose the disease is after he Doctors also are cautious with patients because even the mere mention to someone that he could fee projje tp the totajly affects the persons Finch It puts them in a different It means automatic he Doctors have known about Alzheimers since 1905 when it was Nearly 100 years scientists still struggle to under stand the dynamics involved with the Finch said the disease only affected select parts of the See INSIDE Key Code 76   

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