New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 24, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 24, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY APRIL 24 2004 OUT WITH A WIN Unicorns close regular sea son with a 50 win local teams look ahead to play offs Pago SA CAL THOMAS Syndicated columnist says Israels Ariel Sharon shouldnt bet his ranch on promises from George W Bush Page Sil n ana Comal County since 1852 Voi 153 NO 12 pages 2 sections K WWW 70 chance for storms High Low 76 63 Details1B DEARABBY 6A CLASSIFIEDS MS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 6A NBISD reinstates suspended educators 3 arrested Monday after wreck already had resigned From Staff Reports IVvo New Braunfels Middle School teachers and an administrator arrested on alcoholrelated charges early dent Ron Reaves said in a Monday will return to work news release Friday NBMS New Braunfels Independent Assistant Principal Lisa Kaye School District Superinten Barter 41 and teachers Kim berly Ann Hoyt 49 and Jana Lynne Harter 46 all of Canyon Lake will be back on the job Monday They were placed on administrative leave Tuesday in the wake of a Sunday night accident at River Road and Lakeview Boulevard in which Jana Harter struck a pickup driven by an offduty New Braunfels police officer In an altercation that fol lowed Harter was booked for alleged driving while intoxi cated second offense Lisa Kaye Harter and Hoyt who followed Jana Harter in anoth er vehicle were arrested for See TEACHERS Page 3A FRONTand CENTER Photos by DAVID Angela Romero left and Jill Alexander stop to look for a particular name of a cancer survivor written on a luminary lining the track at Unicorn Stadium Friday night while participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Smiles for miles Walkers celebrate life at annual ACS relay event By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Cancer seems like no cause for cele bration But more than cancer survivors and their families and caregfvers wore ear toeaj smiles at Fridays Relay for Life Your cant give up said Adeline Biggers aNew Braunfels Her hus band Robert had a grapefruitsized tumor removed six months ago Every six months he will go back for tests We live from one CT scan to another to see if there is anything she said Biggers children and granddaughter showed their support by walking with ihim For them the relay was a celebration of hope and all Robert still has to live for they said This should help everyone whose gone through this and give them Ade line said Daniel Guerrero 27 also is a cancer vet eran He had kidney cancer when he was 5 and hardly remembers the time I have a scar to remind Guerrero said Cancer survivors like Guerrero and Biggers wore purple Tshirts and received medals Family members sponsored bags of luminaries to honor cancer victims and survivors More than luminaries lined the track at Unicorns stadium Busi nesses and organizations donated thou sands Friday for cancer research The event goal was to raise and had been raised early in the evening The relay was planned to continue through People will be walking all night long and they will be this said Becky Voges event cochairwoman pointing out the costumed smiling walkers Were here to celebrate Above Cancer sur vivors are applaud ed by friends and relatives linjna the inside of trie track After the initial lap everyone joined in Left As the stadi um lights are turned off luminar ies with the names of cancer survivors and victims glow around the inside of the track Jurors side with quarry over water permit spat By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The Edwards Aquifer Authority will have to reconsider a water permit appli cation by a local quarry denied in 1997 because it was filed 18 days too late A Comal County jury ruled Thursday after a weeklong trial before 22nd Judicial District Judge Charles Ramsay that oper ators of a limestone quarry west of New Braunfels substantially complied with authority regulations when it filed a per mit application Jan 17 1997 even though it was 18 days after a published deadline The quarry purchased by Chemical Lime from APG Lime in 1999 was required to file a permit request for water used in the operation I HI SUT6 the after EAA lUTOrS jUSt felt like this was a big government agency maybe beating up on the little guy Maybe they did nt think of the consequences of their Doug Miller EAA board president was estab lished in 1996 That November the authori ty published a Dec 30 deadline for the applica tion The quar ry applied for 618 acre feet of water per year An acrefoot which is regarded as the amount of water required by a family of four for one year is gallons During the trial a former APG employ ee testified to calling the aquifer author ity and being told by an employee it was OK to file the paperwork late Based on the late filing EAA refused the permit Chemical Lime attempted to negotiate a settlement for two years and then filed suit The quarry was still able to pump water during the litigation Attorney Mark Watler with the Dallas and Austin law firm of Jenkens Gilchrist represented Chemical Lime He said Fri day evening that the jurors and judge See WATIR Page 3A Beer bongs funnel publicity for city nationwide By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer When New Braunfels City Coun cilman Ken Valentine warned The beer hongs are coming The beer bongs are coming people took notice The beer bong issue created one of the biggest media blitzes about the town since the 2002 floods Valentines phone has rung off the hook after suggesting earlier this month that the beerguzzling devices be banned from New Braunfels rivers Valentine who lives on the river hanks says young people using beer bongs promotes rowdiness dis turbing other tubers and residents But he said he didnt think his beer bong ban would go across the nation The Washington Post has been calling Valentine most recently to set up an interview he said But the story already has made its way to newspapers and television news stations from Los Angeles to Penn sylvania A Google search for New Braun fels and beer bong yields 105 links Internet surfers plucked the issue from online media outlets and posted it on Web sites like real and post ed the article on its stupid news page An Austin AmericanStatesman humor columnist interviewed Valentine for an article The Dallas Morning News Web site editorial page takes a shot at the issue Its come to this New Braunfels See UU Page 3A Ghoek us out on the web at MILLER ft Ilium 6253000 188 CastollAve Downtown New Braunfels ;

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