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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY April 4 2003 18 pages in 2 sections NG Vol No 121 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Lights out in Baghdad as troops roll closer BY DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent Army forces launched a nighttime attack on Saddam International Airport just out side Baghdad on Thursday and fought running battles with Iraqis along the citys southern fringes A vise is closing on the President Bush told cheering Marines stateside Some frontline units went on heightened alert against the threat of chemical weapons ordered to wear rubber boots and suits despite temperatures that soared into the 90s There was fierce fighting in Kut to the south where desperate Iraqis armed with rifles charged tanks in a suicide raid We mowed down the attackers said Lt Col McCoy TARGET N SaddarT Tracer rounds lit the night sky and artillery boomed near the airport a few miles from the heart of Saddam Husseins capital Army units encountered little resistance along the airport road their convoy passing dead Iraqi soldiers and piles of discard ed military uniforms Along the southern edge Army tanks and Bradley vehicles destroyed more than seven Iraqi armored personnel carriers and more than 15 Iraqi tanks in fighting that went on for more than four hours Two weeks into the war American commanders reported a string of successes on the battlefield and Areas heritage on parade Kindermasken Folkfest set for this weekend BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer If this Saturday morning you see costumed kids walk ing through downtown New Braunfels hear muskets going off as the Civil War is reenacted and eat beans from a chuck wagon it means something It means you have experi enced the Kindermasken Parade and Folkfest The Heritage Society of New Braunfels is sponsoring both of this years events Saturday at 10 the fun begins with the Kinder masken Parade Parade par ticipants will line Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre starting at 9 The parade grand mar shals are Mike and Linda Dietert who have a long his tory of working with efforts to preserve the historic integri ty of New Braunfels and Comal County Linda Dietert was Folkfests first chairper son So we thought it was very fitting that they be our grand marshals this said Chere Stratemann director of the Heritage Society of New Braunfels The parades route is a New Braunfels tradition After participants form up at the Brauntex the parade winds down San Antonio Street around the Main Plaza The parade ends at First Protestant Church This is a historic parade that dates back to the found ing of New Braunfels It was designed to celebrate chil dren and youth and history and was started by Hermann Seele the first School teacher in New Strate mann said When the children are fin ished marching they will DAVID Above Gayle Hampel left and Connie Green take a break from setting up Folkfest at Heritage Village Thursday afternoon The two are standing around the newest exhibit at Folkfest an 1853 summer kitchen complete with a sink carved from rock and a smokehouse Right Jackie Heitkamp Linda Dietert and Allison Dietert from left look over some of the antiques and collectibles that will be for sale at Folkfest this weekend come to Heritage Village at 1370 Church Hill Drive thats the location of Folkfest There at 1 a costume judging will be held with prizes for various levels and cate gories As Kindermasken winds down Folkfest gets under way Unlike Kindermasken Folk fest which was modeled after San Antonios Folklife Festi has been a New Braunfels cultural staple since 1986 Kin dermasken later became a part of the overall weekend of entertainment At 10 Saturday the grounds of Heritage Village open Its a heritage celebration and were focusing on promot ing the unique heritage of New Stratemann said It includes the German the Hispanic and then the cow boy and Indian culture and all the things that helped establish the history of our Unique living history exhi bitions that can be viewed at Heritage Village include The Texan Encampment from the Institute of Texan Cultures an Indian tepee with Indian dancers a Confederatecen tered Civil War battle reenact ment performed by the Sons of See HERITAGE within an Iraqi population initially reticent about embracing invading troops Kurdish fighters in the north chipped in when a top leader suggested they may agree not to seek control of the northern city of Kirkuk Despite declarations that See PAC biggest campaign spender BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer As in the 2002 New Braun fels municipal elections a political action committee is the big spender so far in cam paign finance reports filed with the city secretarys office Thursday Thursday was the second filing deadline set by the state for campaign finance reports When the first passed in January only one candidate District 3 City Council hopeful Gale OHara Pospisil had filed She raised before the first of the year The Citizens for Commu nity Improvements 2405 Interstate 35 South has raised in contributions of or less The PAC on the other side of the political fence Citizens for New Braunfels First has raised Pospisil is the second largest fundraiser in this election so far She has raised Her opponent incumbent Debbie Flume has raised Valerie Hull who seeks to unseat incumbent Robert Kendrick in District 4 has raised Kendrick trails all other candidates for fund raising in this election So far he has raised THE PACS C Ray Schoch is the trea surer for the Citizens for Community Improvements which states its purpose as opposing propositions 2 and 3 on the May 3 ballot Oppose reducing the eco nomic development sales The list of contributors to the Citizens for Community Improvements reads like a See Do you believe in magic Goodwin Primary firstgrader Trevor Luckemeyer left and other stu dents watch laugh and cheer as they enjoy the magic of The Great Ricardo Wednesday after noon in the cafe teria Rick Meyer performed various feats of magic as they celebrated the third nine week period of school K JESSIE INSIDE TV Key Code 76 Five teens indicted on felony burglary charges BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Comal County Grand Jury Friday indicted five New Braunfels men on bur glary charges in connection with a March breakin at First Protestant Church Joshua Doerr 19 Roy Miller 19 Andy Smith 19 Johnny Marin 18 and Joseph Adam 18 were each indicted on burglary charges New Braunfels police booked the five March 10 for allegedly engaging in organized of a nonhabitation The charge is a state jail felony punishable by two years in a state jail and a fine Doerr who faces other drug charges not connected to the March 3 burglary posted bail in March to be released from Comal County Jail Bail was set on the other four suspects at A computer other office equipment and cash and checks totaling more than were taken in the theft New Braunfels Police Detective Bob Parchman said most of the stolen prop erty had been recovered
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