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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW WEDNESDAY August 2003 16 pages in 2 sections 239 Serving New Braunfcte and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Suicide bomb strikes UN headquarters in Baghdad YACOUB Associated Press Writer Iraq truck packed with explosives detonated outside the offices of the top envoy in killing him and 19 other people and devastating the head quarters here in an unprecedented suicide attack against the world At least 100 peo ple were The bombing blasted a sixfootdeep crater in the shredded the of the Canal Hotel housing offices and stunned an organization that had been welcomed by many Iraqis in contrast to the pation Except for building a new concrete officials at the headquarters refused the sort of heavy security military has put up around some sensitive civilian sites because the did not want a large Amer ican presence Salim the spokesman in the Iraqi Emergency workers pulled bloodied sur vivors from the rubble and lined up the dead in body Survivors reported other victims still The blast brought down the office of the top envoy in Sergio Vieira de where he was meeting with other Vieira de Mello a 55yearold veteran diplomat serving in what one spokesman called the world bodys toughest assignment was wounded and trapped in the and workers gave him water as they tried to extricate the United Nations announced his Those who killed him have committed a not only against the United Nations but against Iraq SecretaryGen eral Kofi Annan said in a calling the Brazilian diplomat an outstanding ser vant of See ropes Seventhgraders learn the responsibilities of being in middle school BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Tuesday mornings firstdayofschool assembly was the first time many incoming seventhgraders were introduced to Principal Demetria Welcome to New Braunfels Middle I know were going to have a great year learning and growing Cummins told the NBMS enrolls seventhand Cummins starts each school year with the assem which is especially helpful to new middle she This age is such a unique Cummins Parents are very It is a very anxious and theyre We wanted the students to feel safe and She said her staff and parents noticed a decline in absen teeism and discipli nary problems after they started the first School News Today is the last day for NBHS football season ticket holders to buy reserved Five home games cost They can be pur chased from 8 to 11 and noon to 3 at For those who dont own season reserved seats for NBHS varsity foot ball games will be available 8 to 11 and noon to 3 Friday at Meet the Unicorns takes place at at the New Braunfels Civic The annual barbecue cele brates fall sports day Activities will con tinue Wednesday with a visit from for mer San Antonio Spur Johnny Moore and the Spurs Coy Teambuilding activities will contin ue The first two days of school will be more than just fun Cummins Stu dents will learn prac tical skills for their middle school They learn school extracurricular opportunities and school This students toured the campus and were warned about construction The programs help students develop a rela tionship with their and facilitate learn Cummins Students learned the NBMS Unicorns fight song and were introduced to the middle school dress code with a fashion show of inappropriately dressed Coach Kim Hoyt teased girls in the show who wore short shorts and bpys with earrings to emphasize the rules to We dont want to see those Polo Hoyt told a boy wearing sagging And look at these short she told a girl You need to read your See Photos by DAVID Above New Braunfels Middle School eighthgrader Kay Lyn McKinnis tosses a frisbee under her leg and into a hoop during teambuilding exer cises the first day of school Left Secondgrade teacher Misty Klein puts finishing touches on her Hawaiian themed classroom Monday afternoon at Lone Star Schools in NBISD opened for the 200304 school year Proposal would build baseball field in city BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The New Braunfels Infrastructure and Improvement Corporation 4B Board of Directors will discuss Wednesday the first steps toward building a tournament quality baseball complex in the Board member Jay Patrick will pro pose the board spend city funds to study the cost and benefits of build ing a facility Before spending city board chair man Monroe Miller said Patrick must show how many jobs and how much sales tax income the proposed complex would A tournamentquality sports complex would be a great economy booster for the It not only brings people into town for other recreational activ it also brings them in other times of the Patrick Patrick said the complex would be public park Ata glance WHO New Braunfels Infrastructure and Improvement Corporation Board of Directors 4B Board WHAT public hearing WHEN today WHERE Conference Room New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell The 4B Board advis es city council to spend sales tax funds for eco nomic a space available to all city You cant just focus on one kind of economic devel If the economy changes or something else changes in the then youre locked and what do you do You have to take a multi faceted he Patrick said the board rejected this proposal once A local youth sports group approached the board last year and asked for funding for a sports The group cited a Texas University study showing the economic impact of sports complexes in seven The seven cities studied were all over the and the impact was almost identical positive financial If you saw a wide range from one city to that would be a But when you see the same thats a See Gorge could be opened for recreation BYRONMAIONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE created by water that rushed over the Canyon Pain spill way for more than a month last year could be opened for the The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District will consider an agreement Wednesday that would be a first step toward developing the gorge into a recreation fWflaMnlipMI PppfHiIvtv The gorge runs from the Canyon Dam spillway across South Dam Access Road to the Guadalupe The walls of the gorge reflect millions of years of local and some of the pools in its bottom have become home to carp and oth er fish washed out of Canyon Lake by the July 2002 Since the Comal County officials have toured the scenic new gorge and INSIDE Classifieds Local businessman hopes for spot on NBISD board BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels businessman Ed Clark announced Tuesday he would seefc an atlarge position on New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Clark has lived in New Braun fels for 20 years and started his own in He said his ability to turn a computer hobby into a successful along with his budget will allow him to help the dis trict manage its My experi ence with bud gets will help us be able to control some of the spending dollars ttjat are involved in the school Clark said Clark wants to keep morale high among teachers by ensuring CLARK
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