Wednesday, October 3, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High School Volleyball Scores NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD ALL I Ills 1000571 SOU1HKST Hit 262 F PiWfl IX WEDNESDAY October 2001 18 pujijcs in 2 sections NG 279 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Show me in the Bible where it says anything about potential when asked about the death penalty Testimony begins today Second trial of Jack Davis gets in full swing in Johnson City BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer JOHNSON CITY The trial of a former New Braun fels maintenance man accused of murdering a schoolteacher nearly a dozen years ago will begin this Opening statements in the trial of Jack Warren Davis will begin at 9 today in the Blanco County Court house in Johnson District 22 Judge Charles Ramsay moved the trial to Blanco County because of publicity in the is RAMSAY accused of capital murder in the 1989 killing of Kathie He was convicted in but the Third Court of set aside the con viction in Former Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer allegedly intimidated a wit ness in the first sentenced to life in prison after the original tri was released on bail in He has been living in the Mis sissippi area and reporting to Comal County officials CHRIS Defendant Jack Warren Davis sits outside the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City Tuesday with his Jury ended Tuesday in Davis retrial for the 1989 murder df New Braunfels school teacherKaihle Balonis twice a month by about 100 prospective jurors were giv en eightpage question Tuesday they returned and prosecutor Lisa Tanner and defense attorney Stanley Schneider began the process of selecting 12 jurors and two The pool was reshuffled and seated in the 10 people to a Ramsay told the pool not to speculate on the outcome of any previous proceedings involving Davis and not to consider them or the length of time it has taken for Davis to come to You are instructed that the delay in coming to trial is not the fault of the defense or Ramsay Then began the daylong process of discussing the judicial system and how it works as attorneys for both sides sought to learn the See Seele students pennies add up to help firefighters fund JESSIE Seeles Ann Brunn shows off the jars students stuffed with change to donate to the Fallen Firemens Fund Tuesday BY MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor Seele Elementary students gave a penny for each of their thoughts since the 11 terrorist and now they are sending nearly to the National Fallen Firefighters teachers and administra tors presented the funds to New Braunfels Fire and Rescue and New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association members on Tuesday at the Weve had stories of kids emptying their piggy counselor Ann Brunn Weve I emptied the change out of Dads pocket and told him it was for the and he gave me a In addition to all the nick dimes and the students collected and bills and a check for Students deposited the donations in Mason jars decorated with pictures of School staff carried the collection to Wells Fargo in New where bank officials counted the for the Brunn The Penny for Our Thoughts cam paign kicked off two days after the terrorist Brunn Students were engaged in a character education unit on and adult mentor Stacie also a lieu tenant for the local fire gave school officials the idea of bring ing firefighters to talk with the stu Zercher showed up on 13 with See provides proof network was involved BY GEORGE GEDDA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON In pre senting its case against Osama bin Laden to the Bush administra tion said some of the same terrorists involved in the 11 attack also have been United to the East Africa embassy bombings and the attack on the USS Senior administration offi cials said this point was part of a presentation made Tues day by State Department counterterrorism cliief Frank Taylor to NATO allies in The presentation was part of the campaign to gar ner international support for its contention that bin Laden and his alQaida organiza tion were responsible for the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pen Secretary of State Colin Powell said information was sent out Monday to a large number of nations powerfully made the case against the alQaida organi zation for the terrorist attacks three weeks We traced the history of this its recent activities and events around the llth before and I think its a persuasive he speaking with reporters after a meeting with the Greek for eign minis A detailed summary of the evi dence was sent by confidential channels to allies Monday It provides a liistory of crimes thought to have been com mitted by bin Laden and al Qaida and links both the ter rorist and his network to the 11 said a senior administration official speak ing on condition of anonymi ty The NATO allies had con ditioned material support for the United States under the NATO charter on convincing See OA BIN LADEN Commission tables cell tower debates BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The New Braunfels plan ning commission decided Tuesday it will need another six weeks to mull over ordi nances regulating the design and placement of telecom munications towers before making a final recommenda tion to the city The move to possibly amend the ordinance stems from Towers of Texas deci sion to install a 125foot tow er on Zink one of New Braunfels oldest residential The Zink Street is zoned for light industrial develop ment that allows towers of up to The issue is not simply a matter of but also of zon according to interim Planning Director James There are some pockets of industrial districts there Zink Street area and thats whats so odd about our zon ing Vaughan We dont have large tracts of zoning but rather different islands of zoning with differ ent uses mixed Thats a real The statutes are intended to strike a balance between providing wireless services to the area while protecting res idents from potential adverse effects of the This includes controlling the unnecessary proliferation of particularly in resi historical and scenic But there is variance in the ordinance depending on a towers size and the sites zon Socalled stealth or towers that dont look like can go anywhere in the Vaughan as long as the towers is less than 50 feet in height or on an existing structure other than a tower that is less than 50 feet Stealth towers are roof mounted antennas camou flaged to be unrecognizable as a telecommunications See OA Friends of Library booked for annual sale BY MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor The wisdom of the the songs of poets and the visions of genius all can be found within the walls of the New Braunfels Civic Center this The Friends of the Library conduct their 15th book sale Thursday and Admission is and audiotapes and more are available at low Proceeds from the book sale benefit the New Braunfels Public cochairman Janet Brandt Margaret Brazle also serves as Weve bought adult fiction and nonfic computers for the Weve enhanced all the collections we bought videotapes one Brandt The twoday book sale generally raises about but Brandt said organizers hoped to collect even more this We have some sponsors who are helping to pay for the she Flextronics Senior Flexonics Pathway Morgan Chase Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 and its TXI Hunter See OA JESSIE Friends of the Library members prepare books Tuesday for the groups 15th book sale Thursday and Friday at the New Braunfels Civic INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Today 2A Key Codo