New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 31, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 31, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY MARCH SPORTS PLAYOFFS The New Braunfels girls soccer team advances to regional finals with a score of 90 one step away from state level Pages 4A FORUM LETTERS Readers share opinions on CISD cutting jobs tourists and fees and Medicare having flaws in its plan Page 4A ZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 163 No 121 14 pages 2 sections CK WWW Mostly Sunny High Low 82 49 Details 2B FORUM SPORTS SB 4A 6A ooks at center plans ion btan MANDY Mayor Adam Cork left and Greater New Braunfels Chamber President Michael Meek look at one proposal for a new dvic center near the Comal River Consultants studying how to expand the New Braunfels civic center will get a tour of the city with local officials today Bill Krueger and Kris Nelson of Con ventions Sports Leisure a Minneapo lis consulting firm met Tuesday with City Manager Chuck Pinto Mayor Adam Cork and Michael Meek Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce presi dent Krueger CSL president said city offl Tamigapark residents get 5day break By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Tamiga Acres mobile home park res idents got a fiveday reprieve Tuesday District Attorney Dib Waldrip said 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel issued an order that would prevent power from being turned off to some 40 families as scheduled today The park was ordered closed because its septic sys terns were defective or overwhelmed resulting in raw sewage flowing onto the ground in a neighborhood that was home to at least 100 children This past week 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robison ordered the power shut off and the park closed to protect the health of its tenants Steel took Tuesdays action Waldrip See TAMIGA Page 3A cials would take the two consultants on a tour of New Braunfels today I got a quick tour a month ago with Mr Krueger said But well spend more time touring the city Weve invited everyone we can think of Wednesday and Thursday and I think we have a good representation from local hotels and Meek said The New Braunfels City Council approved phase 1 of a convention center study with CSL in February for DuringTuesdays meeting Krueger said a comprehensive study will be conduct ed of corporate association and private parties who have used the New Braunfels civic center Well contact as many as possible and see whattheir needs he said Andusu ally the people we contact give us referrals people thatneedafacflityfor Krueger said national convention events usually take place in the spring and fall See CSL Page 8A Dib Waldrip Canyon Lake man sentenced By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A 25yearold Canyon Lake man drew 60 years in state prison Monday for breaking into the home of his former girlfriend and sexually assaulting her Comal County First Assistant District Attorney Ed Springer said Charles J Stoering would have to serve at least onefourth of his sentence and pay a fine before he is eligible for parole The crime burglary during commis sion of a sexual assault is a firstdegree felony punishable by five to 99 years in state prison Springer said 207th Judicial Pistrict Judge jack Robison presided over a four day trial in which jurors heard evidence that Stoering broke into his estranged girlfriends New Braunfels home April and attacked her The victim Springer said was a woman in her 20s See TRIAL Page 3A FROixrrand CENTER Small scare turns practice drill real MANDY Anthony Buck and Reggie Book of the 6th Civil Support Team with the Army National Guard begin tracking the location of the simulated radiological incident so that testing and evaluation can commence By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels Comal County and state officials who gathered for a dirty bomb nuclear drill at the Comal County Fairgrounds TUesday got a radioactive surprise when they practiced with equip ment designed to find dangerous debris What began at 7 TUesday as a war game coordinated through the countys bioterror ism and emergency management offices elevated into a real inci dent when detectors indicated radiation readings at the fair grounds were above the zero lev el expected in this area The readings are believed relat ed to the regions geology and rep resent no health threat officials said The city county and Army National Guard 6th Civil Support team had called an unannounced readiness alertTuesday morning to practice a fulldress drill into how local officials could cope with the explosion of a nuclear device designed to spew haz ardous radiation The simulated bomb pat terned after a weapon rumored to be part of terrorist arsenals kicked off the exercise with an explosion reported to New Braunfels police Chief of Police Russell Johnson said his officers responded and emergency management officials were notified of the incident which kicked off the exercise Police and New Braunfels fire fighters treated the cor doned off the parking lot east of the fairgrounds race track and safety officials began a radiologi cal survey of the scene Thats when the exercise became real New Braunfels Fire Chief John Berber said the training required real radioactive material in order for safety workers to detect it isolate See DRILL Page 8A Committee delays proposed wristband system By Scott Manon Stiff Writer The fliver Activities Committee Tuesday tabled a proposed wrist band system for collecting the river management fee saying it would be difficult to enforce Currently the city collects per tuber from outfitters on a monthly basis and the committee hoped a new wristband system would pro vide more accountability Committee member Kathleen teeflfc there were too many problems to implement the plan this season There are problems with enforc ing a wristband system and moni toring its she said Bus the cost of implementing a new system has to be weighed against the river management fees we collect Outfitters paid the city in river management fees in 2003 Qaromittee member Joe Breads who also owns Corner Tubes said there was a concern that some out fitters were not honest Theres a perception that peo ple are he said But is the amount of cheating relatively small and not enough to justify enforcing Theres also a question of whether collecting the river man agement fee is and dearwp programs But that the outfitters are saddled wjjh the fee when other the rivet toauhe TOP 10 RIVER MANAGEMENT FEE CONTRIBUTORS FOR 2003 I Conw Tubes Unda Fate Texas Tubes 1 Gruena Rivar Co Inn WIN Tube Rental CQITW Check us out on the web at MILLER MILLER 6253000 186 S Castell Downtown New Braunfels ;