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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                Tito DECEMBER TOALDZEFTUNG SPOKia HUNTING TALIS ColumnistTripp Holmgrain shares some of his humorous stories from the deer BA FORUM NAPPY DAYSI The only Wise Man left on the East Coast is Peter and that makes the Bushes Page 4A Comal County since 19 14 2 sections CK BOt DEAftABBY tt CLAtttflEMM COMICS It Mostly sunny High Low 71 45 Details 1B FORUM 4A OWTUAmiS IA SPORTS IA TVQRI08 m Nobody knew what was going It was such a surprise Wally New Braunfels The Infamy of PEARL HARBOR ALLY SMITH From the collection of Alex Prochnow Backdrop photo is an official Navy photograph taken after the attack on Pearl Affidavit Teacher was shot repeatedly From staff and wire reports body of a San Antonio teacher missing for nearly two weeks has been found in a rural field in northeastern Bexar and a 33yearold man has been charged with capital Former New Braunfels resident Diane Allison had been missing since 22 after she failed to deliver turkeys for a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Rob bins a nontraditional high school where she was lead Her body was found hidden under brush Saturday night near a small fishing hole in a farming area near Authorities confirmed the identity of the body using dental said Assistant District Attor ney Catherine Ronnie Joe was charged with capital murder Sunday only hours after the victims body was In the affidavit for Neals arrest on the new charge obtained by the Seguin Gazette Enterprise and the New Braunfels Herald Bexar County homicide investi gator Damiani alleged Neals daughter held Tilly at gunpoint and watched as her father sexually assaulted the She was later taken to a remote area of See Page 2A DAVID MANDY 63 years cant erase the vivid memories of attack By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Sitting in the office of his Canyon Lake Alex Prochnow is surrounded by Above his desk hang pictures of the ships he served on during World War In his he holds an album filled with pictures of exotic Life as a sailor in the Pacific Fleet was an adventure with amazing until the war broke The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Har bor that clairhed lives and left 21 American ships sunk or damaged and 188 aircraft destroyed changed forever the lives of many men and More than six decades after the day that President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed would live in three Comal County Bob Lewis and Wally still vividly recall what FDR called the the unprovoked and dastardly attack that would result in a declaration of war against the Japanese Dec After spending a week training at Bob Lewis was ready to As soon as he disembarked the Mug a Bagley class he headed straight for where his motorcycle was waiting for him at the local YMCA and some friends were cranking up a party at their house on Canal Lewis was a great place to be The weather was the scenery was breathtaking and the people were The United States Navy was not stingy with shore There was plenty of Lewis Life was if II Across the harbor from the Alex Prochnow sat aboard the USS a Breese class Light Destroyer He was supposed to begin his shore leave that but he had swapped his day with another sailor who insisted he needed to be on land that On the where he worked as a sig A public ceremony in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day will be held WHEN Noon WHERE Prince Solms Park Veterans Memorial YOU SHOULD KNOW All 3 of the veterans interviewed for this story were invited to be present for todays Prochnow thought about meeting his Australian friends at church the next I met a lot of people at he We were often invited into homes for meals after I really enjoyed my time m mm Like Wally Smith was stuck on board his the USS a Brook lyn class Light after spending a week at His shore leave was not scheduled to begin until when he planned to spend some time swimming at Waikiki Although he never learned to Smith See PEARL Page 5B The battleships looked like It was a horrible sight to behold Alex Canyon Lake Properties around airport spared from annexation By Ron Maloney StaffWriter City council Monday night voted not to annex properties north of New Braunfels and around the airport under agreements the landowners wont develop for three Left out of the agreements reached through restrictive covenants with land owners were properties along Texas 46 and south of the airport that would enable the city to have a jumpingoff point in a new round of annexations to begin in Some of the affected property who had hoped to avoid annexations for three years under the rejected were not Im going to fight said Bruce a homeowner southeast of the airport who had negotiated one of the agreements not accepted by council Monday The guys with the big money run over the little Theyre going to take me one way or See Page 2A 2004 CHEER FUND Donations are still being accepted for the 2004 Cheer To donate StopbytheHeraidZertung office at 707 LandaSt between and 5 Monday through Friday or matt a dunk made out to the New Braunfels HaraldZeitung to Cheer Express mail old fashioned way before Thanta to he tor tteir support Eugene and Laura Koanid David and Charting Johnson LaonaLohr Abraham Ybarra Joseph and Garaldim Flora Ronnie and Bitty Ifcttaan Martha Rate Wallace art Qorothy JoKnaon ByRonMaioney StaffWriter It was just like the old days in front of the Scrunitz Hotel on Main The really old Folks sitting on the steps in balmy weather that had a feel more of October than Decem ber chatted with a couple of local nnliririara while waiting for the daily carriage that brought the mail Owy Saturday was the year aQM and igy IftH when Sat was local matt The politicians were Coun ty Commissioner Jan Ken who was standing in for state Carter and New Braunfels Mayor Pro Tern Lee who read a holiday proclamation by Rick The mail was being carried by Sandy David Wieden Gordon Glenn Hover and Don Johnson of the New Braunfels Heritage Rid who were on their way to Fort Sam Houston as part of the 16th annual Christmas r jx 2A motion from Rick   

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