Wednesday, October 29, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY OCTOBER SHARP EDGES Intricate details and fine craftsmanship make knife maker Johnny Stouts products stand out Page IB Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 EXTRA EFFORT panyon kicker Bryan Jonas and New Braunfels kicker Trim Rust could be the extra difference in Fridays Wurst Bowl Page 5A VoL 1S2 N6 14 pages 2 sections CLICK High 85 Details Low 60 2B DEARABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 68B COMICS FORUM APPLAUSl SPORTS TV GRIDS 3B 36 4A SB S6A 46 FBI has eye on Store Agents interviewed staff over weekend By Ron Maloney Staff Writer FBI officials in San Antonio said Tues day the agency is investigating the Scoot er Store is but that no charges have yet been filed Special Agent Rene Salinas spokesman for the FBIs San Anto nio office confirmed the investigation but said little else The FBI is involved in an investigation All I can tell you is were investigating the Scooter Salinas said Salinas added that unrelated to an ongoing probe in Hpus tonthatreeentlyyielded indictments for health care fraud The agent would not divulge whether criminal allegations were made Scooter Store CEO and President Doug Harrison said FBI agents began inter viewing dozens of employees during the weekend and defended his companys business practices No public allegations have been Harrison said he wasnt certain what See SCOOTER Page 3A FRONTand CENTER Allyson Huston owner of the Prince Solms Inn sits on the bed in Sophies Suite where a ghost is storied to Photos by REBECCAS have awoken a sleeping Below Huston slips through a door near the fabled hotels entrance Ghost tales part of Solms Inns character By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Walk up the steps to the dou blearched doors of the Prince Solms Inn and step over the threshold into history The hinges on the doors creak with corrosion Its squeaky hardwood floors screwed down in places to try to quiet the noise lead to 10 rooms including suites named for founder Prince Carl of Solms Braunfels and his bride Sophie BniiUe and Theodore Eggeling owners of the former Plaza Hotel built the inn in 1898 The Eggeling family operated it for 5Q years first as he Eggeling Hotel and later as the Comal Hotel The and still romantic old inn with its old watercoior wallpaper is host to many memories One of them is a ghost story Owners and innkeepers Doug and Allyson Huston who have owned Prince Solms since Febru ary have heard the story although Allyson said Monday they havent seen the ghost themselves But then one probably wouldnt admit it if he wanted to keep rooms rented Its a romantic of a lostsoul type of Allyson said As the story goes a beautiful young lady whose name is lost to time Came to the inn shortly after it opened to be married Allyson said the inns former owners told her niany couples vis ited the inn to exchange wedding vows See GHOST Rage 3A Ulloa guilty on charges By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A Comal County jury that listened to a week of testimo ny deliberated less than two hours Tuesday before con victing Terry Ulloa on seven of eight charges When 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel sentences Ulloa in about 45 days the con victed drug peddler faces more than two life sentences and tens of thousands of dollars in fines Steel raised Ulloas bail from to million and remanded him to Comal Coun ty Jail while a presentence investigation is conducted Jurors returrled guilty ver dicts on charges of possession of cocaine methampheta mine and marijuana two charges of delivery of mari juana and found that some of the offenses occurred in a drug free zone within feet of a Head Start facility He also was convicted on a bailjumping charge Ulloa was found not guilty of one charge of delivery of between ounce and five pounds of marijuana that allegedly happened June 21 2000 The drug charges and drug freezone charge enhance ments coupled with Ulloas 1986 federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute pounds of marijuana mean Ulloa 45 might never get out of prison because his sen tences will be consecutive or A Comal County Sheriffs Office SWAT team arrested Ulloa July 13 2000 after a monthlong undercover inves tigation by the Department of Public Safety and the Comal County Metropolitan Nar cotics Task Force A year later he disappeared and was arrested earlier this year after officials were tipped that he could be found in a mobile home in Guadalupe County District Attorney Dib Waldrip and County Counsel Geoff Barr prosecuted Ulloas case Parents blast NBHS Williams policies i Jt By Pvlan Jim6nez Staff Writer New graunfels High School Principal JUctey WiUiamji needs work on his goramuiueatipn parents of NBHS juniors said Tuesday Wtyrphasts serjfis pf parent m etogs tip weste puents school students We man said Williams admitted he tough an tardiness monitgrs students activitiesJrj the ing class concerns more sciptty enforces mm penjtenttejy dsnf knew shout WjJJianissaid minutes betwep class They were given sey en minutes last year bi ongoing construction Williams met with students ear lier this year after talk of a stu dent wslkpwt He RikeV Williams added a minute to the transition period Parents insisted their children needed more time to navigate the crowded hallways and travel from one end of school to the dents barely have time to make it tQ t of be open to adding another minute to m bipate if parents weice wiDtog to extend the school day Sea IBIHMB 3A Colleges universities look for more than academics in admissions game This is the third in series about the college cation process academic prepa ration in high school and financial resources required By Dylan Writer Glass ranking pits students bwt college TOUGH CHOICES Piupaiioy for Culluyu admissions representatives also look at the aciyijies which seniors have been involved 8 the statemaiidjted tpp has allowed Wgh school seniors at the head of their class automatic admission to public universities The University of Texas at Austin and Texas which are considered the most selec tive of Texas public universi ties are trying to manage enrolment because theyve got ten so big said Ray Grasshoff spokesman for theTesas Higher Educa has a fteshmjBj attendance goal Page 3A MILLER MILLER Check usouton the web at 6253000 186 S GastellAve Downtown New Braunfels