New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 6, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

February 06, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY February 6 2003 T T vf 12 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 73 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Jazz cats ForAristocats dancing is not just a sport its life BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer ne two three four strong arms five six seven It was team jazz As the 21 girls of the Canyon High School Aristocats dance team turned dipped and swirled to their coachs instruc tions you could guess many of them were nursing injuries if you spied the bandages on their twirling feet or the clear plastic air splint on the knee of one of the dancers Dance at Canyon High School is a contact sport The point of contact Often bone to hardwood gymnasium floor There are no cheerleaders No AllState awards No college scouts in the Cougar Den gym looking eagerly for high school prospects to give scholarships to Theres no banner in front of the extolling the national championship the team won last year To most students dance team is just To the Aristocats its a life What kind of dedication does it take Its your first senior Jaclyn Clay 17 said Clay likes the competition aspect the most To compete Clay and the team practice 10 to 12 hours a week dancing through the football season then compet ing in contests from January through March Right now the team is getting ready for com petitions in Austin Saturday and Houston Feb There are a number of national championship com petitions JThe will compete March 1 iii Orlando in one such competition With prep time that will take a week Theres more state repre sentation at the Florida com petition Texas Florida New Mexico Utah The level of abil ity is a little Aristo cats dance coach Holly Lyons said DAVID Top Colonel Caitlin Sharp leads the Aristocats during a recent practice in Cougar Den The dancers will compete in a nation al championship competition in Orlando Florida on March 1 Above the hardest part of team jazz technique and Aristocat coach Holly Lyons says Above Sophomore Victoria Vacek massages a kink out of junior Chelsea Klars neck during a morning practice at Cougar Den Like a football player Clay plays hurt She dances with the pain of two knee surgeries After practice shell ask for ice But she never Lyons said Lyndsey Hart 17 another senior had surgery last December Shell have it again in March If we stopped dancing wed all fall Clay said We all have Clay like all the others wears lyrical sandals thin sandals on the bottoms of her feet that hide her busters With blisters yearly tryouts whether you were on the team last year football games com petitions and constant work outs how do Aristocats bal ance their time Katherine Hendrix 17 said I get maybe four hours of Planning commission adopts annexation schedule BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Planning Commission adopted Tuesday an annexation schedule New Braunfels has tentative ly listed 10 parcels of land com prising square miles of property for possible annexa tion this year Most of that property is locat ed on the east side of the city although small portions that could come under consideration are located off Texas 46 West What all the areas have in common is that they are unin habited or sparsely populated which makes them exempt from state annexation rules that set timetables City Planner Frank Robbins said his office would provide the planning commission with infor mation on areas to possibly annex this year We will provide the commis sion with information about each tract to help them decide whether they want to annex them or Robbins said Then theyll give us an indi cation where they want to go and well come back the follow ing month with a formal rec ommendation to the The schedule calls for the city to recommend specific proper ties for annexation in April Public hearings would be con ducted in July The annexation ordinance would be read Aug 20 Sept 3 and Sept 17 Annexations would be com pleted by Nov 19 Were not going to necessari ly annex all the properties were looking at or annex them in the configuration on our current Robbins said Nonexempt areas those that include subdivisions or large concentrations of residents See ANNEXATIONS 50 cents More than a snowballs chance for white stuff BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Drizzly cold weather that slickened roads and caused traffic accidents around the region Wednes day afternoon and evening is expected to contin ue and intensify National Weather Service Meteorologist Bill Runyon said Wednesday night the cold wet weather would continue into today and tomor row Its going to continue like this through Thurs day then the cold front is going to push through and itll be real cold and windy with a chance of Runyon said I really look for a little heavier he said This afternoon and evening the rain could mix with snow in isolated cold areas Chance of pre cipitation is about 30 percent Overnight lows in New Braunfels tonight are expected to dip to the mid30s Friday Runyon said look for a 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon In New Braunfels Wednesday evening Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Mabe reported few weatherrelated problems but said he antic ipated them overnight and in the coming days Well probably see lots of little Mabe said A Comal County Sheriffs Office dispatcher said See Local economy will love what Toyota does for it BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer San Antonios acquisition of the new Toyota plant could mean new jobs and economic growth for New Braunfels News reports claim the plant and its suppliers could generate jobs billion in invest ment and million in personal income to Texas And New Braunfels officials want the citys share of that wealth This is probably a once in a lifetime deal for San Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday and now its a once in a lifetime deal for our Local officials hope to entice tier one and tier two parts suppliers to the city Meek said the chamber has been watching the Toyota saga closely and planning how to benefit from the spinoff industry of possible Toyota man ufacturers Once we knew that San Antonio was in the finals we supported it 100 Meek said Parts suppliers could recruit many millions of See Man works to improve Christian Arab relations BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer One day in war torn Beirut in 1976 Hisham Shihab looked through the scope of his sniper rifle and drew a bead on an old woman She was running through a Christian neighborhood with two others He saw the wrinkles in her face He thought of his grand mother He didnt shoot His mentor in the militia told him to shoot Shihab refused He pointed out the targets were civilians His mentor argued they could be carrying supplies Shihab said they were noncombat ants their hands were emp ty The mentor told him to pull SHIHAB the trigger After three years of intense combat the 16yearold hand ed the mentor his sniper rifle and Hisham Shihab walked away from war Shihab who at 13 was recruited by a Sunni Moslem militia group called The Moslem Group had been taught to see the world as black and white I was taught there was the realm of Islam and the realm of unbelief and the unbeliev ers were spies for the west and Shihab said You had to mow them down or subdue After he quit fighting Shi hab got a degree in English and a masters in Islamic his tory became a freelance edi torial writer and then a jour nalist for Future Newspaper in Beirut Now Shihab in addition to See INSIDE Key Code 76 NBPD recruits K JESSIE New Braunfels police officer Heath Purvis talks to Southwest Texas State University students Zach McBride left and Jared Jordan at Wednesdays Criminal Law Career Day ;

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