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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 2003 FOP ir r viwi i n i ASO ns SPECIAL SECTION SSTffii sie PLAYOFFS Find oiit where the New Braunfbls Canyon and Smithson teams play their first playoff games Page IB 50 YEARS Memorial Hospital celebrates 50 years Find out where its been where it is and where its going Inside Vol 152 No 309 32 pages 4 sections CK www I Mostly cloudy High Low 58 52 Details 3B DEAR ABBY classifieds COMICS FORUM BEDDINGS SPORTS tV GRIDS 7C lift 6C ec 4A 3C 1B a war on ten Capt Tony Harkin 1978 graduate of Son of Phylis Presfon grand Gladys Rutten Job U S Army registered 9 Assigned to the 21st Combat Supp Hosp Balad Iraq HM2 Brian S Knetsch 1992 graduate of New I School Son of Michael and Glepha Job US Navy Assigned to CSSB10 Service Support Battalion f bat medic supporting U Spc Nicholas Peterson HI Son of Robert and Sue Rockwall grandson ofJer Peterson New Braunfelsj Job Ftedio repairman Assigned to 507th Mainfef US Army 1 1p New Bjpurj and their chl S Army qiviijic Psychological Operati Assigned to an Arrpy CM Affairs and I Operations Command Special Operations closed location fTThi I p L h s Veteransl pur sons am husbands friends and with us because thej the either lines or elsewhere Iceel peace in the1 war op 1 Today we share thCL few of the local soldiers who have served or their country Four weje in the Iraq theater of while one remains J A 20 Pday se there ingforallcorpsmentot r orts to trucks and man it he was Knetsch said It waslHt the morning and it Waspif soon as I ifetscl ivi O gom that thing t could the unit it Im not sure Valentine suggests hotel tax increase By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer New Braunfels City Councilman Ken Valentine wants visitors to help fund the civic center expansion He will suggest Monday increasing the hotel occupancy tax to 9 percent to keep more city eco nomic develop ment dollars The civic center expansion could cost as much as million The city plans to use hotel tax sales tax 4B economic develop ment fund and general fund dollars to pay for it The hike could bring in an addi tibriai per year and fund pay ments on a mil lion bond accord ing to City Manager Chuck Pinto That would reduce the burden off the economic development and gen eral funds To me its a real obvious Valentine said Everybody should get behind it 4B gets to keep more money for jobs See TAX Page 5A Ken Valentine CITY COUNCIL will also consider hiring a project manager for 1 percent the cost of the com pleted civic cen ter and spending on boundary utility and topography surveys COMING TUESDAY ufu ijleeding iknew he going to Iraqthis past January whetVhe was called into a con ference room with 42 other corps men and told they would be 1 food Pened with him after we hirn watermdothefluppliesandtend no news or to the woundedor injured ber the guys j time they moved ahead Knetsch saw a few more fights slow and all we had were bad of tlie division they found them on tp Baghdad When Belyesinaflreflght The first day of the war Knetsch As we pulled in they were call See WAR Page VI today is last caU for Wurst kind of iestivitks ByRonMalonay Staff Writer Ifs been the best of times and in New Bmm fels that means the Wurst of times Thps who wish to vie essen der sausage pr djujjgk die bier hiive just one more day jo get out ta Wurstfest opens at 11 today and twues wttl 10 Admission is After 3 admission is free After 10 it aU turns into a pumpjdn for tarry KwJcel this years Grosse Opa the pponsibje fpr inakuigsure everyoneetee fllsagoodtijne vKunkel who is the 43rd irmua festtVils or fim everyone hes ssen had a good probably njo one has had the kind f time he has Its been exciting and been Kunkel Saturday while greeting guests the gate This is kind of like being Santa Glaus No one gets mad at the Grosse he said Kunkel never had any idea being Grosse Opa would be sujfh a good time iis job besidfil being the lederhosenclad symbol of this citys signature festival is to try to rnaJke sure everyone has a good time The weathers held up weve had good crowds and everyones had a good Kunkel said The best fun Its got to be meeting everyone from the tour busses and greeting the people They wonder why Im dressed the way I The answer m the Grosse Kunkel said WWBST Page 5A WyRSTFEST TQPAY Gates open 9111 close at Admission is until 3 tickets free after that ChHelren12and under get in free CLICK OtfeiaJ i 1 Gheck out on web dt Am Downtown New Braunfels
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