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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TT W APRIL HERALD w miUNG TIME CHANCE SPRING AHEAD DaylightSaving Time will be here at 2 Dont forget to move clocks ahead one SPORTS STILL ALIVi The New Canyon and Smithson Valley girls stay alive in playoffs NB boys fall Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 116 14 1 sections CLICK 5OO j Sunny High Low 74 43 Details DEAR ABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 11 COMICS 9 CROSSWORD 9 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 5 TV GRIDS 10 Millions pray as the pope clings to life By David Rupkalvis News Editor Thousands of Catholics in New Braunfels joined people from around the world Friday as they waited and prayed for Pope John Paul The pope was clinging to life with reports from the Vatican saying his condition was grave and his body was The outpouring of love and concern was an appropriate ending to the life of what Catholics call a great man of Regardless of ones religious people joined togeth er to remember the pope as a man who moved the Catholic church for ward and made a distinct effort to reach across denominations to embrace people of all Eugene OCallaghan with Peter and Paul Catholic Church said until his final the pope worked to make a difference in the He was still working to make peo ple realize the good in the world namely freedom and the good in each OCallaghan The world has benefited from Father Eugene Ronan with Our Lady of Perpetual Help said the pope has done amazing things during his 27 years of leading the Catholic Hes done so hes a remark able man with his Ronan Hes changed the whole direc MANDY Lisa Landry lights a candle for Pope John Paul II during Friday night Catholic mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic tion of the Hes changed the church in so many Ronan said Pope John Paul II had an amazing ability to work with peo ple ranging from the poorest to world He said as leader of the Catholic the pope directly impacts everything each church The job of the pope is to teach the Catholic Ronan I think hes done a great job of I think the tiling that struck me the most at his how he impacted the OCallaghan saying the pope knew almost all world leaders by first but also had the abil ity to connect to children and the He appealed very much to the youth of the he They See Page 7A Vatican says John Paul II nearing death By Victor Simpson Associated Press Writer VATICAN CITY AP Pope John Paul II was near death as dawn approached his breathing shallow and his heart and kidneys the Vatican Millions of faithful around the world paid many weeping as they knelt with bowed others car lying candles in prayer for the 84 yearold The pope is on the verge of Cardinal Javier Lozano Bar head of the Vaticans health care told the Mexican televi sion network I talked to the doctors and they told me there is no more Addressing the crowd at Peters where as many as people prayed and stood vigil in the chilly Angelo the popes vicar general for Vatican said This evening or this Christ opens the door to the See Page 7 A Work ethic has carried Coleman for 25 years By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Coleman Company officials celebrated the companys 25th year in New Braun fels Friday and said the company hopes to stay in the city a long The based sporting goods company opened the New Braun fels plant on April Barry now director of opera began his career with Coleman when he went to work for the New Braunfels plant in The company originally made canoes at the New Braunfels but in recent years has concentrated on ice The company manufactures to ice chests a There have been a lot of changes since but one thing thats been consistent over the years is our workforce and our work Brittain Company President Gary Keidaisch has run the worldwide operation for only three but he is already Ive never come across a company that has better people man Keidaisch Keidaisch said the world economy has See Page 2A DAVID Tina a 15year employee of the Coleman attaches a front panel to a thermalelectric cooler at the companys New Braunfels plant Friday Second Canyon Lake home damaged by fire By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Fire fighters Friday morning con fined a blaze that threatened a twostory residence to an attached mobile Canyon Lake Danny Ray said fire fighters went to a residence in the 300 block of Glenn at in response to a report of a structure It was a singlewide mobile home with an attached garage attached to a carport connected to a larger Ray When Canyon Lake and Spring Branch firefighters they saw the mobile home on fire and pressurized smoke being pushed from attic and roof vents across the three remaining connected parts of the structure all of which had connected attics or crawl We wenl in from the back side in a pressurized attack so we could go in with the Ray Once we got the hoses all we got a knockdown in probably five to eight The mobile home part of die place was heavily dam Ray But the carport and home were untouched by the The single wide portion was pretty much but we saved the Ray The in the area off Oblate Drive near was the second for Canyon Lake firefighters in about 16 Thursday a home across the lake at Uike Island Drive and Marine Cir cle was destroyed in a blaze of unknown The Comal County Fire Marshals Office is looking into the cause of that fire Neither blaze was believed to be of suspicious TEA report Investigation far from over By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer The Texas Education Agency investigation of the Comal Independent School District school board is far from according to a report given to trustees Although the agencys pre liminary which was released March cleared Trustee Rose Cervirr of a majority of the allegations lev eled against investigators are still gathering Karen the TEA deputy associ ate commissioner for support told trustees the ini tial report already had been modified and hinted further adjustments were Today is the last day for interested parties to request an informal review with Meetings will be conducted as quickly as but the Rose Cervin agency has not set a date to release its final After the report is TEA will keep a close eye on the CISD leadership team for 45 and for 180 investi gators will review certified agendas and tape recordings of board Case warned of further See Page 2A Automated garbage trial ready to begin By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Almost local residents will begin getting their garbage picked up next week by a fullyautomated sanita tion Last the citys solid waste James proposed a four month automated pilot pro gram for residents living in an area northwest of Ohio Avenue and California Ballowe said he hoped the program would indicate whether residents preferred the automated system to the current manual I also expect it to reduce the number of workrelated injuries by sanitation work he And itll be more cost effective than the manu al system we currently Ballowe said if the experi ment was he would recommend imple menting citywide a fully automated system later this New Braunfels has always used a manual sanitation col lection which costs the city about million a year to Ballowe said the city would provide each resident on the pilot route with a 96gallon Well started delivering the new containers this and we should have all of them delivered by the end of the he Residents who receive the See Page 2A BLUEBONNET OVER VEHICLES IN STUCA 2004 FORD TAURUS SE
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