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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Garage sales Spring cleaning the easier C inside Car enthusiasts converge on NEW BRAUNFELS Spoils Previews of regional tennis golf SUNDAY April 20 2003 f 36 pages in 4 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 135 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The 38yearold New Braunfels man who alleged ly struck and killed a motor cyclist in a headon collision Friday night has been charged with intoxication manslaughter Department of Public Safety trooper Cpl Rick Alvarez arrested Nolan Bees Jr after the accident in which Pedro D Barrera 45 of New Braunfels was killed The driver failed to yield the rightofway He has been charged with intoxica tion Alvarez said The charge is a second degree felony punishable by between 2 and 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to Comal County Judge Dan ny Scheel set Bees bail at Bees posted it and was released at according to a jail official The accident occurred when Bees driving west bound in a 1998 Dodge ton 4wheeldrive pickup truck owned by Russell Fis cher of New Braunfels turned in front of Barrera Bees was attempting to make a left turn into Fisch ers driveway on Texas 46 about miles west of the FarmtoMarket Road 2722 intersection Alvarez took Bees to McKenna Memorial Hospi tal for a blood test and then booked him into Comal County Jail after the accident The truck was released to Fischer Worlds in miniature T r x Photos by K JESSIE Wilson helps her son Tommy Ray 2 up to be eyelevel with one of several model train displays at the Elks Lodge Saturday for the Model Railroad Jamboree According to his parents Tommy Ray eats sleeps and even dreams trains Train lovers young old find delight in model rail exhibits BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer General Motors built it April years to the day before it rolled into New Braunfele Saturday The horses under its cowling would make Jeff Gordon or John Force blush And at pounds it produces the kind of down force that even the engi neers at Scuderia Ferrari cant contemplate But engineer Larry Schievelbein can and does and he knows how to handle it when he cracks the throttle Thats because hes Union Pacific Engineer Larry Schievelbein and Saturday he was giving guided tours of UP Engine 3459 as the largest exhibit of the 16th annual Model Railroad Jam boree conducted at the New Braunfela Civic Center and Elks Club Like many other kids Saturday Hunter Townsend spends some handinhand time with his grandfather Gary Spltzer Townsends eyes lit up as he took a seat in the See engine of a Union Pacific train parked for visitors Detective More than half of citys rapes unreported BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Jerald E Ytuarte told a Comal County jury it took him 20 minutes on July 1 1999 to meet scduco and then have sex with a 37year old New Braunfels woman who then accused him of rape He suggested she was He suggested she had been drunk He suggested she was emo tionally unstable He instilled enough doubt that he got a hung jury in his first trial and the woman was forced to testify twice and endure news coverage of both trials before Ytuarte got 75 years for rape The victim said after the trial that the experience of twice reliving the attack and then reading about it was the worst experience of her life next to the event itself She left New Braunfels after the first trial That case was locally a rare sexual assault one of only two reported stranger rapes in the city in the past few years Most sexual assault vic tims are attacked by people they know in dating situ ations for example or by members of their own fami lies Many bluine themselves for the attacks Karen MacDonald crisis response coordinator for the Comul County Womens Cen ter suid April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month MacDonald would like to see At a glance The Comal County Womens Center can be reached 24 hours a day seven days a week at 620 7520 The centers services Include Advocacy for sexual assault victims Educationlot1 victims their Wenos and their fanil Counseling Medical followup such as testing for sexually trans mitted diseases and Outreach support for sexual assault and domestic violence victims that Includes shelter clothing food and dally necessities for living victims aware that it isnt their fault and that there is help available from a judi cial standpoint and in terms of emotional support NUMBERS LOW In New Braunfels 41 sex ual assaults were reported in 2002 In Comal County outside New Braunfels there wore another M If the numbers seem low they probably are New Braunfuls police detective Turina Skrzycki said first of all More than half of sexual assaults dont get Many victims she suid wrongly blame themselves for being attacked Some times she said even their friends or families blame them See OA Council to hear budget proposals at workshop BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer In the midst of talk about possible layoffs New Braun fels city staff department heads will present Monday their proposed budgets for next year The meeting slated for in Conference Boom A in the municipal building will be the first of two budget workshops Council will hear proposed budgets including the sug gested needs of department heads Budget expectations also will be discussed At a meetjug staff will out line how they will run their departments in fiscal year 2004 which begins July 1 Decisions on possible lay pfls will be made in the inter im as department heads bal ance their budgets But those cuts will not be made publk until the May 1 workshop Department heads dont have to have a balanced bud get at Mondays meeting They will present what they need And that doesnt always add up to zero Council then will present staff with budget goals and the bottom line of budget INSIDE CTTC breaks new ground Monday BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Shovels of dirt ceremoni oufcily unearth the potential benefits of the Central Texas Technical Center as officials break ground on the facility at 10 Monday at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport The center has been in the talks since 1994 Once the need for the school was recognized the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc lad an effort to make the cen ter a reality Soon the city of Seguin the Economic Development Administration Alamo Community College At a glance WHAT Central Texae Technology Center Ground breaking ceremony WHEN 10 am Monday WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Airport 2333 FM 768 Slate Rep Carter state Edmund Wentworth Texas Assistant Secretary of State Qeoft District and other county and state agencies got involved Many of thoae major play ere will be on hand for Mon days ceremony Four stato officials will speak state Itups Carter Custeel and Edmund Kuern pol atute Sen Jeff Went worth and Texas AssJHtant Secretary of State Geoff Con nor Castecl was the chamber of commerce chairwoman and later county judge as the project evolved Went worth and Kuempel have been supportive of the pro ject said Michael Meek pres ident of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce And the support of the gov ernors office which has encouraged the construction of technical schools See CTTC75A r