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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                If V JUNE HERALD SPORTS SWIMMING Win or the Schlitterbahn Invitational is much more than just a swim Page 5 FORUM LETTERS Readers sound off on drug old railroad and road widening Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 190 12 1 section CLICK Partly cloudy High Low DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 6 TV GRIDS 9 Suit alleges pastor sexually exploited woman By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SAN ANTONIO A New Braunfels couple has filed a lawsuit against free of Life Church that alleges a former pastor sexually exploited the woman when she sought mar riage Steve and Angela Benson allege that Pastor Mike Fehlauer took advantage of the Bensons in a relationship that developed out of marriage counseling in 2003 and The rumored for surged into public in April when Ted Haggard of the National Association of Evan gelicals told church members in a Sunday sermon that Fehlauer had admitted to sex ual misconduct and Court papers connected to the case allege the church termi nated who had been with the church since He is reportedly living in Colorado and could not be reached for this Tree of Life Church Administrator LaMoyne Davis said Monday he could not comment on the pend ing I really have no informa Davis Our insur ance company is handling this See LAWSUIT Page 5 City might raise taxes to hire officers By Leigh Jones StaffWriter City council has room to play with this years but not that The surplus in the budget pro posed by city staff is enough for one new police but coun cil will have to raise tax es if they want any more law enforcement officials on the City Manager Chuck Pinto told council members Monday they could go up roughly three cents before bumping into the 8 percent rollback ceiling set by the the rate more than three if they need but citizens could challenge the increase by petition and special See COUNCIL Page 5 Chuck Pinto COMINGSUNDAY fWHHVPPIIVHmVIPPVfnVMRIMVpllpmH Healthy sight New Braunfels Surgical Center offers new cataract proce Supreme Court splits verdict on displaying Ten Commandments By Hope Yen Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The Supreme Court struggled in a pair of 54 rulings Monday to define how much blending of church and state is constitutionally allow ing the Ten Commandments to be dis played outside the Texas state capitol but not inside Kentucky In its first rulings on the issue in a quar the high court said that dis plays of the Ten Commandments on gov ernment property are not inherently But each exhibit demands scrutiny to determine whether it amounts to a governmental promotion of the court said in a case involving Kentucky courthouse The court said it was taking die position that issues of Ten Commandments dis plays in courthouses should be resolved on a casebycase In that ruling and another decision involving the positioning of a 6foot gran ite monument of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Texas Justice Sandra Day OConnor was the swing Justice Antonin Scalia released a stinging dissent in the courthouse What distinguishes the rule of law from the dictatorship of a shifting Supreme Court majority is the absolutely indispen sable requirement that judicial opinions See DISPLAY Page 5 WELL DESERVED HONOR Photos by DAVID Monsianor Eugene prepares communion with the help of Archbishopemeritus Patrick Flores during a Mass hon oring OCallaghan for his 50 years in the priesthood held at Peter and Paul Catholic Church Sunday OCallaghan celebrates 50 years in ministry Monsignor Eugene OCallaghan talks with parishioners as they leave the 50th Anniver sary Ordination Mass held in his honor at Peter and Paul Catholic Church Sunday members of OCallaghans who traveled from take part in the By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter The smell of incense wafted through Peter and Paul Parish Sunday evening as the congregation gathered to honor Monsignor Eugene OCalla ghans golden June in a celebra tory OCallaghans 50 years in the cloth was commemorated with the help of 24 family members who came from the monsign ors native Ireland and numer ous visiting including five who entered the priesthood with OCallaghan in Highlights of the ceremony included solos and duets from OCallaghans family Grandnephew David OConnell sang the Lord is My Shepard and brother John OCallaghan and niece Mairead OConnell sang a surprise verse in The Very Liam Brosnan gave the which gave thanks that OCallaghan has spent his last 20 years at Peter and Paul in New Let us consider for a moment what we are truly Brosnan Eugene could have gone to 80 countries around the he came to Brosnan was referring to the monsignors transatlantic jour which took the 22yearold OCallaghan from Patricks College in Ireland to San Anto nio at the request of a local The young priest began his lifes work at Mary Mag dalene Parish in San going on to serve at Our Lady of Victoria in Victoria Antho ny of Padua in Palacios Rose of Lema in Schulenburg and Benedictin San Brosnan encouraged the con gregation to appreciate the rel ative ease with which they may practice their religion in com parison to other countries and periods in He also asked OCallaghan to reflect on all the lives he had touched through half a centurys in the priest Whatever parish you have See MINISTRY Page 5 Jury selection to enter second day in killing for hire trial By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Jury selection enters a second day this morning in the trial of the pair accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a Houston woman in District Attorney Dib Waldrip and defense attorneys Glen Peterson and Tony Cantrell worked eight hours Monday interviewing poten tial jurors in the murder conspiracy trial of Samantha Kaderli Childs and Jonathan and expect jury selection to continue at least until and are charged with criminal conspiracy to commit capital If proved in the trial that began Monday before 207th Judicial Dis trict Judge Jack the charge is a firstdegree felony punishable by five to 99 years in state prison and a fine of up to Cantrell and who is prosecuting Childs and Benavides with Assistant District Attorney Geoff had little to say at the conclusion of court proceedings See TRIAL Page 5 Samantha Kaderli Childs Jonathan Benavides   

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