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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas NNRKKMHMXMMft HLL HJK OUl SOUTHWEST HICRGPUDLISHEKS 2627 E VflNDELL EL PASO TX 79903 THE SUNDAY APRIL 2005 HERALDZEITUNG TIME CHANGE SPRING AHEAD DaylightSaving Time began at 2 this Dont for get to move clocks ahead one COUPONS SAVE Save more than with valuable coupons from Smart Source and Inside Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 117 30 5 sections CLICK Partl Clouy High 76 Details y dy Low 57 38 DEARABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS Popes death brings cries of joy Locals celebrate John Pauls mourn his death By Ron Maloney Staff Writer More than a billion Catholics around die world wept Saturday for the passing of the man who led their church for more than a quarter At the same they expressed faith and joy that their pope per haps more than any a peoples pope had gone on to be with his Thats how it was Saturday afternoon in New Braunfels three hours after the Vatican announced the death of Pope John Paul Edward Bity celebrated a Mass of Divine Mercy at Peter and Paul Catholic The service included a moving ser mon by Deacon Fred Fey on the rela tionship between Jesus the Catholic Church and its members and the message and meaning of Pope John Paul II and its significance As parishioners filled the church in the moments before many declined to share their thoughts on the passing of John Paul the first non Italian innearly at nearly 27 the longest serving pope of this century and leader of the largest organized religion of the Western Those who did speak generally talked of opposing emotions of joy and Its a joyful day for him and a temble day for said Pat Dallenbach of New Braunfels as she stepped into the Im but yet Im happy because he was a wonderful pope and now hes shown us a lot in his said Alber ta I think he was a great said Ern Hes going to be very difficult to Darline Raabe of New Braunfels said the popes passing was a blessing in one Hes not suffering any Raabe Photos by DAVID Parishioners pray during mass at Peter and Paul Catholic Church Saturday remembering the life of Pope John Paul Well miss Hell be very dif ficult to r outside the church that he hadnt always been quite the Catholic he wished he Having been bap tized by the his perspective was He spoke of the churchs traditions and how some in recent weeks had asked publicly if this most traditional and conservative of pontiffs shouldnt have stepped aside for a more robust and healthy Pope John Paul n guided his people to the Xhemalce This the tradition lives and there will be no pressure from others any I think it is best this Inside the Fey and the rest in procession to the altar wore the white of faith and hope instead of the black of Mass opened with See Page 3A Cardinals prepare to choose next pontiff By Brian Murphy AP Religion Writer VATICAN CITY AP From every corner of the the red robed princes of the Roman Catholic Church headed toward the Vatican on Saturday to be near Pope John Paul II and prepare for the secret duty of gathering in the Sistine Chapel to elect the next Hs a process steeped in cen turiesold rituals and arcane tra ditions such as precise rules for how to bind together the tallied papal ballots with a needle and But there are also modern forces at stronger voices from outside Europe among the College of Cardinals that could shape the outcome of the This pope has so broadened the outreach and meaning of the papa said Jo Renee a pro fessor at Seton Hall University in South who has stud ied Vatican Its clear die cardinals will have to pay atten tion to Its the nature of their The main task of a a title granted by the is the papal diey always are assessing the constantly reshuffled list of the Italian word for likely papal The Roman Cadiolics most visi ble trend is its growing strength outside Europe and this is reflected in the very makeup of the next improving the prospects of Latin American or See Page 8A County officials could consider fire code By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County officials could consider whether to establish a county fire If such a code could set build ing standards pertaining to fire protection and Such an order would be permitted in Comal County under a section of the local government code that allows coun ties adjacent to metropolitan areas defined as counties with more than people to enact the similar to those used in nearly all Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Daw son said the countys emergency servic es districts as well as the county have the authority to enact such Dawson made his remarks during the comments portion of the commission ers court For the county to act on the it would have to be placed on a future agenda as a discussion and action item which Dawson said he was far from ready to do Im just taking a very first look at this Dawson The commissioner said he spoke with Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Depart ment Chief Jeremy Van who rec ommended the county consider adopt MANDV A fire consumes a home near Canyon Lake last county may consider adopting a fire ing a The proposed code would apply to commercial construction and not single family Chief Van Ausdalls concern is if we have six entities in die county that adopt six different fire codes we could have a Dawson The State of Texas doesnt have a fire although many municipalities adopt In New Fire Marshal Dar ren Brinkkoeter said the city replaced its See Page 3A HeraldZeitung wins four awards in APME contest By David Rupkalvis News Editor CORPUS CHRISTI The HeraldZeitung editorial department received four awards during the annual Associated Press Managing Editors Association awards ceremony The newspaper staff was awarded the Star Breaking News Report of the Year hon or in class AA for its coverage during the November flood in New Class AA includes newspapers with circulations from to Staff writers Ron Mal Leigh Jones and Scott Mahon and photographers David Ingram and Mandy Reary contributed to the team effort in covering the Managing Editor Gary Maitland and Copy Editor Melissa McCaghren were responsible for edit ing and designing the Leigh Jones newspa per during the cover Maitland attended the awards ceremony and acce pted the award on behalf of the This award is the for the collective effort of the Maitland Everyone pulled together in a difficult time and did an excellent Jones also earned a place award win ning in the short feature cat egory for her story on a leap year baby Vicki Langham that ran on Leigh has done an excellent job for See Page 3A
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