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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas mr WUULS COPY Thtirsday January HERALDZEITUNG Page Contact Features Editor Brian Grant 6259144 ext 222 Dispatch A 49yearold Canyon Lake man was arrested for theft after an alleged shoplifting incident at WalMart Sunday night Allen E McComb was booked into Comal County Jail on a class B meaner theft charge after he was allegedly caught attempting to leave Wal Mart at 6 with worth of tools he concealed in his clothing Class B theft is punish able by up to six months in county jail and a fine of up to In another alleged shoplifting incident at WalMart Sunday a 15 yearold Canyon Lake girl was arrested on a class C misdemeanor theft charge She was watched as she allegedly took jewelry worth and attempted to leave the store with it She was given a court citation a criminal tres pass notice and was released to her mother Class C theft is punish able by a fine of up to burglary A stereo system was reportedly stolen from a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck Friday night Police said the theft occurred in the 100 block of West Torrey Street when someone got into an apparently unlocked vehi cle and took an compact disc player and speakers worth a reported An additional worth of compact discs were taken and an esti mated worth of dam age was done to the vehi cles dashboard police said snap should bring chill through weekend C7 f BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer A cold snap which hit New Braunfels last night will stay through Sunday Officials with the National Weather Service said An arctic air mass flowing between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains caused todays sunrise tem peratures to be in the mid 30s with winds at 10 to 20 miles per But with lower dew points there will be no said Christy Mitchell of the National Weather Service Mitchell said that Friday morning temps would hover in the upper 20s Then clouds will roll in and Friday evening wont be as cold as Thursday night itll prob ably be in the upper 30s Over Saturday Mitchell said she expects lows to be in the 30s and highs to be in the 60s with some light rain and drizzle Then the clouds should leave Sunday and tempera tures should revert to the low to mid on morning V Garden Club marks 70 years K JESSIE New Braunfels Garden Club members celebrate the clubs 70th anniversary with a dedication ceremony at the Faust Street Bridge and a luncheon afterward Tuesday State executes man convicted of killing his grandmother HUNTSVILLE AP A man convicted of bludgeon ing his grandparents to get money for cocaine was exe cuted Wednesday by injec tion Robert Lookingbill 37 maintained his innocence but said he was resigned to die When it comes you cant run from it and Im not going to Lookingbill said in a final statement from the gur ney Lookingbill was convicted of beating his 70yearold grandmother Adeline Dan nenberg with a steel bar as she slept She died 10 days later The grandfather 77year old Lorenz Dannenberg was friends beaten in the living room and died after a year in a coma Lookingbill was convicted attempted murder in attack The Supreme Court denied two requests for stays Lookingbill lived with his grandparents after serving a prison term for burglary He was the third convicted killer put to death this year in Texas I would like to thank all my loved ones that are stand ing over there for all kindness and support you have shown me over the Lookingbill said in his final statement referring to his wife Brenda and some Panel Water management should be Mexican priority WASHINGTON AP The Rio Grande water dis pute between the United States and Mexico should be considered as important to national security as oil according to an expert panel The panel offered a string of proposals for mediumand longrange management of Jcnown as the Rio Bravo in Mexico in a report released Wednesday Among the ideas was creat ing a water bank where water is bought and sold by wet and dry regions at marketdeter mined prices All were intended to make managing water supplies a higher priority in the admin istrations of President Bush and Mexico President Vicente But members of the Mexico Binational Council which issued the report after six months of study refused to say how the two nations should resolve the ongoing dispute American farmers say Mexico owes the United States about 500 billion gal lons of water under a 1944 treaty Al Zapanta Chamber of Commerce pres ident said the countries can resolve the water debt dis pute if they get away from the shift focus from the 1944 treaty to the future and not get caught up in He is not suggesting that the water debt should be for given but that we need to go beyond the he said Under a 1944 water treaty Mexico is to release an annual average of acrefeet about 114 billion gallons of water in cycles of five years to the United States But some officials particularly those from Texas say Mexico has not met its obligation over several years An acrefoot of water is the amount of irrigation water it takes to cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot It equals about gallons Mexico says it is in compli ance with the treaty and does not owe water Mexican offi cials say their water supplies have been hurt by extreme drought HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION WHEN YOU TAKE AN EXTRA 25 OFF PREVIOUSLYREDUCED FALL WINTER MERCHANDISE ides all permanentlyleducud red lotal savinyb oli original pnitb ticketed
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