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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                DECEMBER fV SPORTS BASKETBALL New Braunfels girls basket bailers lose Canyon Smithson Valley boys Page 7 A COUPON 20 16 2 sections I Walgreens offers coupons j for savings and bargains at i its i Inside I 8 DEARABBY 48 High Low 71 45 I COMICS 31 I CKOSSWDRDIt FORUM i OBITUARIES IA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 4i Mission Valley Mills site chosen for center COMING SUNDAY The Herald Zeitung will take a look at the Mission Valley Proposal By Ron Maloney StaffWriter New Braunfels City Council members voted Monday to name ui eiiuuiMiiK me uunueui H was the Mission Valley Mills site on shown in Monday nightsmeeting the Guadalupe River as its choice location for a convention But in an amendment to the council stopped short of endorsing the concept it was for a 200 to 300 room hotel and convention center a consultant proposed for the 41 acre The project would be partially funded through a special tax dis trict called a Tax Increment Finance The vote was 43 to name what was once the site of the citys largest employer the preferred location for a convention In favor were Beth Valerie Mayor Adam Cork and May or Pro Tem Lee Gale OHara Sonia See Page 5A Commissioners discuss Walnut Avenue problems By Ron Maloney StaffWriter The planning and traffic commissions met in joint session Tuesday to give a consultant a taste of what the public perceives as problems with Walnut Engineer Jeff Moeller of consulting engineers Carter Burgess met with plan ners to consider what prob lems exist on the which is one of the citys few northsouth thoroughfares that crosses Interstate The meeting was intend ed to update the city on a Walnut Avenue traf fic study to be completed early next year and to hear input that goes beyond mere engineering and traffic One of the things we struggle with doing a study like this is you can analyze the but a commu nity can have a different definition of the Moeller What does the community believe the problem is Cheryl who serves See Page 5A Down to the wire Can the Smithson1 continue their quest for a state title Trustees approve refinancing of bonds By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Comal Independent School District trustees didnt hesitate Monday night to take a vote that would save the district Thanks to a disappointing Labor Department jobs bond market rates shifted Fri enabling the district to refund a portion of the 1999 bonds for a net savings of 2004 CHEER FUND Donations are still being accepted for the 2004 Cheer To Stop by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to Cheer New Braunfels 707 Landa New before Thanks to the following for their support Samuel and Patsy Wotipka Mildred and Harvey Ruppel Gerald and Rosalie Groves Frances Fiedler Comer and Barbara Alden Fitness made Fun Low Impact Aerobics Trustees had not expected another opportunity so quick ly after missing a sav ings in It was a nice early Christ mas said Trustee Lau ra In Duane West the districts financial presented trustees several refunding scenarios for their The savings was estimated at See Page 5A Tim and Yvonne Haegelin Donald Schmalz Marsha Spaeth Les and Lavada Caffey Arvel and Iris Schulle Troy and Dolores Bureh Inez Young Christopher and Judy Wallisch Dewey and Connie Owens Several anonymous donors DAY OF INFAMY Photos by DAVID Bagpiper Bill plays Amazing Grace during a Pearl Harbor memorial service presented by American Legion Post 179 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 at Prince Solms Park Tuesday after veteran Eugene Koenig salutes the AcWerican flag during the pres entation of the colors by the New Braunfels High School Marine Ceremony honors Pearl Harbor veterans By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The crowd who gathered Tuesday to pay tribute to the men and women who served during the attack on Pearl Har bor consisted mostly of people old enough to have lived through Many of the men wore Vet erans of Foreign Wars caps and saluted the flag with a snap that only comes from perform ing the motion repetitively over a number of At the edge of the a young mother stood with her three explaining the purpose of the needlelike monument on the edge of Prince Solms Sue Barber said she wanted her children to understand the sacrifices made so they could live in a free Being here gives them an opportunity to honor some of the history of our country first she Seeing these men and hearing their stories puts some skin on what they Veteran Clinton Ludwig salutes the American flag while civilians and Carolyn place their hands over their hearts during a ceremony to honor those who served during the attack on Pearl HarborTuesday read and listened quietly as the list of ships on battleship row was I like hearing the Carolyn who spent several months last year studying World War said it was one of his favorite periods of World War II veteran Midge Haneiwich said she was thrilled to see the next genera tion learning about the events of her I feel strongly how impor tant it is to have children exposed to our she Although none of Comal Countys Pearl Harbor sur vivors made it to the ceremo guest speaker who lives in shared his story of the events that unfolded at Hickam Field the morning of the Young was just emerging from the shower when the Japanese bombs started The barracks began to and we thought the Navy was having he But when Young looked out the bathroom he could see the Japanese planes flying I le tried to wake up his to warn but the young man did not believe rolling over to go back to The planes outside the hanger were lined up wing to but Young managed to See Page 5A sentenced to fine for arson By Ron Maloney StaffWriter CANYON LAKE A 19 yearold Canyon Lake man was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay in restitution in the June 2003 fire that destroyed a River Road outfitters store and Comal County First Assis tant District Attorney Ed Springer said Aaron Allen pleaded guilty 14 to arson and burglary of a build 274th Judicial Dis trict Judge Gary Steel sen tenced him to nine years of deferred adjudication proba tion on the arson charge and five years deferred adjudica tion probation on the burgla ry Allen was also fined and ordered to pay in restitution to the owners of Janies Riverbank Allen broke into the busi ness June stealing candy and other property and set the fire investi gators lie was arrested after some of the candy was recovered at a local motel and investiga tors connected him to the Alien posted bail on July and was released from Janies is a tin sided two story building that is set back against a ledge and elevated off the ground to avoid all but the worst river It had just been rebuilt in the wake of the 2002 and was in the final days of preparation See Page 5A OU ARE INVITED CHRISTMAS PARTY SALE THUHSDAY DKCEMMS 10am m fym SAVE 15 TO 50 WFf 651 35249 N6W BftAUMHLS Jewefry factory  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