Wednesday, March 3, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas MARCH WOWI With its exhibit space renovated the New Braunfels Ait League Gallery opens its annual Wonders of Watercolor Show Page IB SOCCER Cougarettes hold off Billies 6 3 Unicorns edge Bastrop in nondistrict game SV boys beat SA Highlands Page 5A 14 pages 2 sections C K i 500 wwvr 1 30 chance of rain High Low 74 65 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CUSSIFIEDSMB COMICS 31 CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS S4A TV GRIDS 46 Rape case procedures to be examined By Ron Mftloney Staff Writer A task force of counselors law enforcement court and medical officials will examine how Comal County gathers evidence in sexual assault cas es and decide whether the sys tem needs to be changed They will meet March 17 at McKenna Memorial Hospital When a person is sexually assaulted there are medical spiritual and emotional needs that must be immediately addressed as well as legal requirements for gathering evidence and preparing a criminal prosecution McKenna treats an average of 15 rape victims each year in its emergency room but has not participated in the evi dencegathering process for several years It partners with the Methodist Health System in San Antonio which employs nursing staff trained in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners SANE program Local law enforcement offi cials would like to see the pro gram come to McKenna to See RAPS Page 2A FRONT and CENTER rr DAVID Rush Enterprises CEO Marvin Rush stands in front of the 1965 Peterbilt truck on display at his corporate headquarters in New Braunfels Reflected in the chrome bumper are the three mechanics who rebuilt the truck from the ground up James Edner left Ed Polasek Sr and Joseph Gross By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Almost 40 years ago Peterbilt 351A serial num ber off the assembly line Now the newly restored truck is parked on a concrete pedestal in front of Rush Enterprises national headquarters off Interstate 35 in New Braunfels to mark the busi in XT intn lllg 111LU nesss 39th birthday Marvin Rush began the compa ny in 1965 and moved it to New Braunfels in 1999 Its now the largest truck dealership in the country with sales topping million last year It employs people more than 100 in New Braunfels Trucking industry luminaries and Peterbilt officials Rush Enter prises management along with Nations largest truck dealer marks 39 years New Braunfels Mayor Adam Cork and Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce President Michael Meek joined Rush in marking the event This 1965 Peterbilt symbolizes the durability and class of Peter bUts product line to the industry and of our commitment to our customers across the Rush said Peterbilt and Rushs shared commitment to quality and customer service have sus tained us for 39 years in a very competitive marketplace and together we will continue to pros The red Peterbilt semi tractor that now sits in front of Rush Enterprises began its life on March and looks like a show roomnew truck today See RUSH Page 2A Tax hike to fund more cops unlikely By Scott Mahon Staff Writer City officials worry New Braunfels appeal as a bedroom community to San Antonio and Austin is affecting the citys ability to provide basic services At Mondays budget workshop city council was reluctant to discuss increasing the citys tax rate to fund increases in fire and police services after passing a million bond issue last month for street improvements The proposed million budget for fiscal year 2005 does npt include a tax If jftwM salary city employees and an increase in the citys contribution to the employee retirement plan Council agreed the citys financial resources were already strained while some basic services like police and fire protection were in need of additional funding Id love to see us put more money into police protection too but I dont know where the money would come Mayor Adam Cork said New Braunfels Police Chief Russ John son said he intentionally did not request funding for more police officers and that See BUDGiT Page 2A AUCmON RESULTS Joan Friesen hahns Grand Champion Turkey Jordan Krsuees Reserve Grand Champion Turkey feck Crofts Grand Champion Thomas ChaJk Resflrvs Grand Champion Hag Livestock auction grosses By Uigh Jimei Stgff Writer If the Corna County Junior Uve stock Show and Auction had been a cashonly sale an anriored truck would have been necessary to haul away the proceeds The live auction which con cluded the show raised a total of Were said Coroal County Junior Livestock Associa tion Secretary UzMooney As in past years the top 25 half of auc tion proceeds This years big amounts raised by the concession stands and other venues are count ed Mooney estimates the total will exceed Concession profits fund eight scholarships split between the countys FFA clubs and 4H The majority of auction pro ceeds 90 percent goes back to the students based on winning ribbon point values The reniaiiiing 10 per cenl is used for association opcr We now have the full workup by the Mooney said The next step in the building project is a feasibility study Asso ciation officials have talked to a firm in San Antonio that would analyze maintenance costs and poienttaJ for renting the feettity Mooney plans to seek funding One of the largest expanses is the annual buyers gala On dis play this year was ai artists ren UTC raised the foundations She has also received unofficial assurances from sup porters that inkind donations from Ipcaj wruihjl grpgt iy reduce building costsTaere is no timeline for trie facilitys coin in operation by 2006 Auctioneer C Jason Spence works the cfowd biddinQ Saturday at m Comal County Livestock Show i