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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Thursdaovember 20 2003 Page 5A chosen Eight unique entries will compete for shrine design By Amy Westf eldt Associated Press Writer NEW YORK Eight com peting designs for a memori al to the nearly victims of Sept 11 including reflecting pools walls of names and a tomb for the unveiled Wednesday as the rebuilding of the World Trade Center entered a delicate new phase A 13member panel chose the eight finalists from a record proposals for commemorating the terrorist attacks in New York Washington and Pennsylva nia as well as the 1993 trade center bombing The panel will settle oh a final design by the end of the year The designs include gar dens maple trees soaringlight beams and private areas for relatives of the dead One envi sions a blue light projected upward from a resting place for the unidentified remains of trade center victims We really now are at the point that gives the families said Monica Iken whose husband Michael was killed at the trade center She said each design brings you into a space that says this is a sacred spiritual peaceful place of reflection where were going to honor and But deciding on a final memorial is certain to create friction and hurt feelings The Lower Manhattan Development the agency overseeing the com petition had issued guide lines that say all proposals should recognize the towers footprints and preserve a wall that is the only remnant of WO ff Passages of Light by Q Baurmann S Brooks and J Coersmeier An openair structure with a glass walkway overhead Includes thousands of lights that illuminate engraved names of the victims The rescuers names are listed separately votlves In Suspension by N Lee and Two sanctuaries under the footprints contain votive lights suspended over large reflecting pools each light represents a victim There Is a burial space located at bedrock for unidentified remains Designing memory Eight finalists for the design of the World Trade Center memorial were unveiled Wednesday All the designs include the names of the victims from all the attack sites on Sept and from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing The finaldesign will be decided by the end of the year Thousands of Ideas for the site registered to enter a design Dual Memory by B Strawn and K Sierralta A memorial in the north footprint contains a private area for families at the bedrock and represents victims with light portals In a pool of water The south footprint Is planted with trees as a memorial to the community World Financial Center Garden of Lights by P David S Corriel and J Kmetovic A threelevel memorial features a garden a private area for the victims families and public memorial rooms The expanse of the footprints will have Individual altars and lights for each victim Position of the World Trade Center towers West Street 8 finalists were chosen submissions were received Inversion of Light by A streetlevel landscaped park with a circular skylight that projects a blue light straight up from the location of the unidentified victims remains The victims names are grouped as civilian or noncivilian Suspending Memory by J Karadin and Wu A large pool covers the area and contains two raised memorial gardens at the footprints which are supported by a column for each victim A bridge connects the gardens Reflecting Absence by M Arad Pine trees and a paved stone field lead to reflective pools in the footprints 30 feet below street level The victims names surround the pools in a random order There is no access to the bedrock Lower Waters by B Campbell and M Neumann The south footprint contains a garden the north footprint contains a memorial struc ture with a water staircase and the unidentified remains of the victims It allows access to the slurry wall and bedrock SOURCE Lower Manhattan Development Corp AP the original complex It also said that all victims need to be recognized and that some should not be made to seem more important than others However some firefighters and their families have been pushing to have the fallen rescue workers honored together and to have an inscription describing their sacrifice Rosaleen Tallon whose brother firefighter Sean Tallon was killed said Wednesday her family would remove his name from the memorial if he could not be listed with his colleagues But many firefighters said they were encouraged to find at least three designs pro pbsed listing rescue workers names together Other entries proposed alphabetical listings Crime Stoppers to fight arsonists signs By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Coma County Crime Stop pers has joined the city and county fire marshals in a new effort to make things a little hotter for local arsonists Crime Stoppers handles tips from the public for local law enforcement If a tip results in an arrest and indict ment the person who pro vides the information is paid up to without ever giving his or her name to the authorities Crime Stoppers and the Comal County and New Braunfels fire marshals have printed up metal signs that will be placed at the site of arson fires inviting the public to call in tips Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford got the idea from a program in Hays County saw a similar sign up in San Marcos and brought their sign down to Tim Manford said He said he thought Crime Stopperscould help with Kolbe who cochairs Comal CountyNew Braunfels Crime Stoppers got approval from President Teresa Nitschke and approached Jerry Baese own er of The Sign Connection in New Braunfels Jerry gave us a great price which enabled us to purchase eight of the Kolbe said Mr Baese wanted to help out in any way possible and hes offered to help us produce any more signs we Nitschke said We havent been able to use these yet and hopefully itll be a while before Earlier this year New Braun fels had the most expensive fire in its history when some one set a fire that destroyed the TemTEX warehouse off EngelRoad Crime Stoppers tips weve received on previous fires have been very said New Braunfels Fire Marshal Darren Brinkkoeter This is an added tool to get the word out that Crime Stoppers does pay rewards for people who give Manford said Crime Stop pers is a valuable tool Weve had luck in three dif ferent arson cases where Crime Stoppers provided an important lead for Man ford said A lot of people may see a house thats burned and not know its arson This way if they see the sign and saw something they might not have realized was suspicious they he said Nitschke said the standard Crime Stoppers conditions apply The information must lead to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons who committed the arson Crime Stoppers also offers a sign that can be mounted on roadways in Comal Coun ty in the same manner Neigh borhood Watch signs are post ed They can be placed in public areas schools store fronts and shopping center parking lots The signs provide an incen tive for citizens to be watchful for criminal activity and warns a wouldbe criminal that someone may be watch ing Anyone wishing to purchase the 18by24inch sign can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 830620TIPS or 800640 8422 First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio Street New Braunfels TX I Sunday Services IP lStPRQTESTANT Church of New Braunfels 17 W ColJ Street Nf w Brewftis TX 78130 ort of m Siraday November 23rd Traditional Service AM and AM Contemporary Service AM 830 6097729 Rev Daryl C Hjpns Senior Minister FAITH HOPE LOVE GRACE MEMORIAL CHURCH Of New Braunfels SHARING IQVE Don Somerville Pastor 3240 FM 725 McQueeney Road A Real Church for Real People get People ire to ehurdi WHY A HOUSE OP PRAISE No Mil Qm Mte Pastor 3BpT t mm St Paul Lutheran Church GW Braunfels Texas Thanksgiving Eve worship Nov 28 Followed by a pi social A Thanksgiving to all Sunday Vow are invitee Js m WORSHIP 5EBVISE AT f Join