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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY SEPTEMBER ATD SPORTS PHYSICS LESSON Unstoppable force vs immovable object when AustinMcCallum visits Canyon Friday night Page 5A ADC 701 X01 SOUTHUEST HKROPURLISHEftS 2627 E YMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79905 ZEITUNG vt GUEST COLUMN Sledd Shearer argues the federal assault weapons ban has had little effect on gun crime Page 4A County since 1852 Vol 153 12 pages 2 sections CLICK i WWW j Mostly sunny High Low 89 61 Details1B DEAR ABBY 48 CLASSIFIEDS ft COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 48 SO probes Spring Branch womans death By Ron Maloney Staff Writer to the death of an 18yearold Spring Branch woman tal official said She was flown to the hospital just after she Loop in Spring Branch being performed by the Bexar the death was suspicious or if Comal County SheriffsSgt County Medical Examiner foul play was believed j JL u i SPRING BRANCH Elizabeth Autumn Perry was found at 1 Sept 2 Tommy Ward did not say Wednesday afternoon to involved iffs detectives are investigat died at TAiesday at lying unconscious in front of what if any injuries Perry determine cause of death Its too early in our inves ing the circumstances that led University Hospital a hospi her home on Line Camp suffered but an autopsy was Ward did not say whether Ward said SYMBOLIC CEREMONY Man pulled unconscious from lake dies By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SAN 19 yearold man pulled uncon scious from Canyon Lake Tuesday afternoon died ear ly Wednesday at University Hospital An official at the Bexar County Medical Examiners office said Kyle Roger Markham 19 of New Jersey was pronounced dead at No cause of death ruling had been made Wednesday Markhams family was vis iting the Canyon Lake area on vacation and sheriffs offi cials reported he got into trouble while snokeling at Comal Park He was pulled from the water after no more than two and onehalf minutes and friends and family immedi ately performed cardiopul monary resuscitation according to a sheriffs deputy He was flown to University Hospital in critical condition DAVID Canyon High School Air Force JROTC members Michelle Falck left and Randi Perez practice their timing on the present arms command along with New Braunfels firefighter Greg Wilson Wednesday two groups will present the colors at the Cougars football game Friday night in honor of those who died Sept 11 2001 New Braunfels firefighters Canyon JROTC team up to pay tribute to victims of By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Before football fans get their fill of grid iron action Friday night local firefighters and JROTC cadets want them to remem ber the sacrifices made in New York Pennsylvania and Washington when terrorists attacked the United States More than one in 10 of the dead of Sept 11 2001 343 were New York firefighters who with 60 cops ran into the 110story twin towers of the World Trade Center to try to help people escape before the buildings collapsed So the anniversary is especially poignant for firefighters Friday night a color guard composed of New Braunfels firefighters will join the female color guard team of the Canyon High School Air Force Junior ROTC in presenting the flags at the start of the football game against Austin McCallum Each home game JROTC cadets pres ent the colors before kickoff Wednesday afternoon the cadets and the firemen practiced their program on the CHS football field alongside the Cougar varsity team Engineer Petey Bartels one of 18 members of the New Braunfels Fire fighters Association Color Guard approached the JROTC about marching together to recognize the victims of the terror attacks and the military members who have followed them in the war on terror 1 want to have people reminded of what happened on Sept Bar tels said I think its something we all need to remember Its like everyone remembers where they were when Pres ident Kennedy was shot This is just like See TRIBUTE Page 3A Patriot Day calls for flags flown halfstaff Many national days of remembrance Independence Day Presidents Day Memorial Day have become little more than good excuses to have department i store sales Patriot Day observed on Sept 11 is not one of them Created by Presi dent Bush Dec 18 2001 Patriot Day is a time to reflect on the tragedy and ramifications of the worst terrorist attack on American soil In his 2003 Patriot Day proclama tion Bush called on citizens to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies remembrance services and candlelight vigils The proclamation asks citizens and government entities to fly flags at half staff and observe a moment of silence beginning at COMING SUNDAY Slimmer vacation Geography teacher Melanie Schulzefe trip to Brazil as a Fulbright scholar lets her teach what books cant Sex ed at heart of textbook battle By Leigh Jones StaffWriter From the back of an Austin board room local abstinence program coordinator Suzie Dionne marveled at the num ber of abstinence supporters on hand to hear testimony on proposed health textbooks Dionne stood in to a shoul dertoshoulder crowd for more than two hours listen ing to testimony at the State Board of Educations final hearing for four new health textbooks scheduled for adoption in November The books have been immersed in controversy since publishers announced they would not contain detailed information about contraceptive devices in chap ters covering sex education At Wednesdays hearing proabsrinence organizers handed out stickers for sup porters to wear making sure board members could see how many were in atten dance The proabstinence peo ple did an excellent See BOOKS Page 3A Coalition pushes highspeed rail alternative By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corpora tion a growing coalition of cities and counties is lobby ing to create a highspeed rail system that would link Dal lasFort Worth and San Anto nio with another corridor that would connect KiUeen and Houston Called the Texas TBone the 440mile system would be shorter than Gov Rick Perrys TransTexas Cor ridor highspeed rail plan that would form a triangle from San Antonio to Houston and then to DallasFort Worth and back to San Antonio along the 135 corridor Bruce Condit senior com munications consultant for Dean International pitched the Texas TBone plan Wednesday to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces Transportation Committee Instead of trying to cram a highspeed rail system down peoples throats were trying to educate people Con dit said The concept of a grassroots organization to support a highspeed rail system began with BryanCollege Station officials Condit ggM Toey got left out of the interstate system and the TransTexas Corridor he said But theres a tremen dous need for a corridor that runs from Fort Hood to Hous ton through BryanCollege Called the Brazos Express Corridor the HoustonKiUeen link would he an extension of the South Central Corridor a national corridor designated by die House of Repre sentatives in the Transporta tion Equity Act Condit said the Killeen Houston corridor would link the nations largest military installation in Fort Hood to the Port of Houston the nations busiest port Also the alignment would possibly terminate at interna tional airports in Houston San Antonio and DallasFort Worth Other transportation sys tems like shuttle systems and light commuter rail systems would necessarily he said So the entire system would give people easier access to airports tourist attractions and professional sports Condit said THSRTC was a grassroots nonprofit Coalition OAVtD made up of cities and coun International Senior Communications Consultant ties inckiding Houston Tern Bruce Condit left talks with AustinSan Antonio pie Dallas County the Port of Sri5lor Economic Development Director Jeff Hie thinly me rort 01 Webb aboyt of rail Wednesday See RAUL Page 3A morning at Honors Hall
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