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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Lifestyle How much to tip Find out LEISURE This Week Musicians donate talent to raise funds for senior Inside NEW BRAUNFELS iiii American Profile He traded football for helping SUNDAY June 2001 28 pages in 4 sections pages in 4 sectic HER ALDZ EITUNG 150 181 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 McVeigh doubted chances of appeals TERRE AP While many have speculated that Timothy McVeigh hopes to make himself a martyr at the hands of the federal one of his lawyers said Saturday that the Oklahoma City bomber did not wish to attorney Chris Tritico McVeigh was convinced that the Supreme Court would nev er grant him a stay of execution after two lower courts turned down his I dont view that as I want to Tritico standing outside the federal prison where McVeigh will be put to death by chemical injection Monday I view that as a realization that Tm going nowhere with this so lets stop doing McVeighs lawyers had wanted more time to review nearly pages of belatedly released FBI doc uments for information they believed could have helped in his defense during the 1997 was convicted of the April bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building that killed 168 people in the dead liest act of terrorism on His execution on Monday will be the first by the federal government since Timothy McVeigh is sched uled to die at 7 Monday in Terre AP Photo Magical clay Workshop turns children into artists CHRIS Buck Pottery owner Dee Buck helps Christian of work on a clay television while sisters Angle and look on Saturday during the Childrens Museums annual Magical Child Clay Workshop in Gruenel Below Edward Stockwell finishes an elephant for his clay jungle BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Fouryearold Alex Jahns argues goodnaturedly with his He wants to take the dark brown lump of clay and make a His father wants him to make a handprint with his like his little I like Alex pounding the lump of clay with his small Im making a space How do you make a spaceship you pound the you poke holes in he poking the clay violently with a Popsicle you roll it out and His father puts the finishing touches on Allisons handprint carefully writing her name with a toothpick as the 2yearold looks closely at the Alex and Allison were just two of the hundreds of children at the Magical Child Clay Workshop at Buck Pottery in Gruene on The workshop is an annual fundraiser for the New Braunfels Childrens Kneeling on carpet remnants at makeshift the chil Childrens Museum The Childrens Museum in New 651 Business IH 35 Suite 1210 New Braunfels Marketplace offers arts and crafts handson costumes for make a tropical building a science station and Special childrens events are presented by the museum on an ongoing The museum is open 9 to 5 Monday through except for Thursdays when hours are 9 to 8 On the museum is open noon to 5 Admission is for chil dren older than 1 and for senior citizens and for preregis tered dren starting arriving at 10 The workshop lasted until 3 Weve had a really good turn so museum board member See Making cents out of annexation Residents want to know how much it will cost BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Annexation brings up pas Many neighborhoods sim ply do not want to bear the claim the benefits clear ly do not exist and are hoping the city again chooses to drop the move to annex this On the other city offi cials say annexation is nec essary to promote growth in New to increase the tax base and to continue to provide services to people both inside the city limits and in the extraterritorial They say resi dents in these neighborhoods get the benefits of living near a city without bearing the City council currently is considering annexing T Bar Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common Drive Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Road and FM 1044 and Schmucks The planning commission conducted a workshop May 16 and agreed to add Preiss off Loop 337 near River Road Shadow off FM 1863 south of Mission Valley Estates and the area that includes the McAlister Ranch off Texas 46 Those areas are part of the fiveyear annexation plan that the city council passed in Whenever annexation appears on an agenda at Cost of Annexation The cost on the subdivision and ser vices To homes that have exist ing lines and need meters Water Impact fee Connection fee meter only Sewer Impact fee TOTAL COST To homes without boxes or taps Water Impact fee Connection fees Sewer Impact fees Connection TOTAL Note These figures do not include the cost of get ting the lines to each home in According to NBU that cost could run as high as foot in rocky Neighborhoods hire contractors to put the line in NBU doesnt perform that Tax bill County taxes cents per valuation City taxes cents per valuation TOTAL CENTS PER VALUATION the planning commission at workshops or at New Braunfels city council meetings residents ready to express complaints See ANNEXATIONS INSIDE Leadbased paint brushing off home repair program BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The highcost of getting rid of leadbased paint in city structures is leading the Community Development Advisory Committee to ask New Braunfels city council to end a program that funds home Council will consider the request Monday Thg fcnown as the Community Assistance and Repair has a budget WHO New Braunfels City Council WHEN 6 special regular session WHERE City council 424 Castell tp houses in the Bach homeowner was allowed a small amount of meney i between and paint must have help make repairs to make repairs en roofs or the paint whenever other structural CDBG Director Kathy Puchek is suggesting council use that money to pay for programs that allow developers and agencies to provide lowto moderate income rental houses in the Puchek was out of the office on Friday and unavail able for Federal regulations approved this past year require that any home with any kind of repairs are said Nadine exec utive director of the Housing Authority in New Lead poisoning in young children can cause perma nent neurological including learning disabili reduced intelligence quo behavioral problems and impaired Lead poisoning also poses a par ticular risk to pregnant The requirements are strict and she You cant just paint over the leadbased You have to go in and scrape it The people who do it have to go in wearing the space and the house has to be covered in Its very According to regulations at the Housing and Urban Development Web not all leadbased paint must be removed from the The potentially hazardous paint need only be removed from chewable the law See   

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