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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Lifestyle Spa therapies offer ways to destress after hectic Leisure A look at what 2003 offers for the music NEW BRAUNFELS Sports NB girls soccer wins season opener SUNDAY January 5 2002 38 pages in 3 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 47 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Manhunt ends with arrest MICHAEL John Adam Chandler 26 was arrested at sundown Saturday after evading area law enforcement officers for more than an hour in the Dry Comal Creek near Loop 337 Assault victims husband goes to turn self in then bolts into woods Lt John Villarreal The lieutenant was at home listening to the police radio Saturday afternoon when a police department dispatcher broadcast the report that Chandler was at the sheriffs office and he was turning himself in Then dispatchers report ed that he ran off Chandler apparently went to the sheriffs office with his mother Elisa Gail Chandler 49 to turn him self in just before 5 His mother was bring ing him in and he pan Sgt Larry Roper shift supervisor at the Comal County Jail said Saturday She came to the door of the sheriffs office and said she was turning him in so I sent deputies over and called dispatch but he left just like Roper said and snapped his fingers Police dispatch advised patrol units the suspect had vowed not to be taken into custody without a fight and warned officers to remain in their vehicles if they encountered Chan dler he might be armed and dangerous Chandler fled across the parking lot of the sheriffs office across a field behind the Alamo Bail Bond Co BY MICHAEL GARY AND RON MALONEY Staff Writers New Braunfels police Saturday arrested the man they believe slashed the throat of a 24yearold New Braunfels woman Friday night her husband John Adam Chandler 26 was arrested after an hour long manhunt about Saturday under the Loop 337 bridge over the Dry Comal Creek He was booked into Comal County Jail on an arrest warrant alleging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon of his wife Amanda Marie Chandler Law enforcement officials said Saturday night she was in critical but stable condition at University Hospital in San Antonio John Chandler was being held on bail in Comal County Jail Satur day night HUNT BEGINS New Braunfels Fire Department Station 2 fire treated Chandler at the scene before she was flown to University Hospital Police knew Friday with in moments of the attack whom they were looking for and immediately set out to find him said NBPD Patrol See K JESSIE Minutes before dusk New Braunfels police officer Joseph Tovar back and canine officer John Sullivan search along Altgelt Road with police dog Cezar for John Adam Chandler The three located Chandler under the Loop 337 bridge at Landa Sreet shortly thereafter Comal County sheriffs deputies stand guard at the railroad tracks late Saturday afternoon In the hunt for Chandler officers set up a perimeter around the south and west ends of town after Chandler fled on foot from the Comal County Jail K JESSIE HeraldZeitung ROVE Rove Texan of the Year BY MICHAEL GARY Staff Writer Presidential Adviser Karl Rove was chosen as Texan of the Year Cyndi Taylor Kri er chair of the Texas Leg islative Conference Advisory Commit tee announced Friday Rove will be honored at the 37th Annual Texas Leg islative Conference March 20 and 21 at the New Braun fels Civic Center The Texan of the Year hon or is awarded each year to a person who has performed outstanding services in the field of public affairs Past recipients include President George W Bush and other presidents congressmen state officials and business officials Krier said the conference has evolved into a prestigious event at the state and national level Many state legislators are expected to make the trek to New Braunfels from Austin since the 78th Texas Legis lature will be in session in March Were just ecstatic that we have someone of his national stature coming to New Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce said Saturday Rove has been in the national news of late and was credited with the Repub licans big win in the mid term nationwide Meek said Rove got credit for Meek said Rove has been to New Braunfels many times before when he worked as a political consultant in Austin and that he had See Herber to pursue fire chief post BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer When New Braunfels Fire Chief Jack Collier left his post this past Monday City Manager Charles Pinto appointed a veteran fire fighter with nearly A quar ter century of experience to fill the job on an interim basis Interim Fire Chief John Herber whom Collier appointed as Assistant Fire Chief in 2001 applied for the top spot in the depart ment along with other New Braunfels firefighters when Collier won the job more than four years ago Herber wants the opportu HERBER nity to help the fire department move for ward and would like to show the men he works with and city hall that can do it Pinto said hed already received inquiries about the chief position and had been sent one resume He expressed support for Herber Friday and said that the city is in no hurry to appoint a permanent fire chief If something was broken and we needed to fix it that would be a different story but theres nothing broken at the fire department that we need to Pinto said Its just changing leader ship and directions Ive told Herber to go forward and have fun Hes got some good ideas and stuff and some things hes going to Pin to said In th6 near future Pinto said he would meet with the NBFDs command staff and then with each of the departments three shifts Well be talking about things weve found and some things we might be able See INSIDE SBC issues New Years warning against scams BY TONY CANTU Staff Writer In preparing for the New Year SBC Communications has some advice Beware of hucksters con artists and fraud in general Noting that Americans lose more than tens of billions a year to telemarketing fraud the telecommunications giant issued a list of the most com monly reported cases of scams and threats its cus tomers experienced in 2002 In addition the company issued tips for consumers to safeguard themselves against fraudulent practices Theres a lot of flybynight operations that use the tele phone to try to solicit said SBC spokesman Steve Lee A good practice is to be careful and suspicious and ask a lot of questions Make sure you understand what the person is saying what theyre trying to tell you and sell The Federal Trade Com mission estimates consumers are scammed out of bil lion annually to consumer fraud Every day thousands See   

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