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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JULY Hf SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE Allstar teams from New Braunfels capture five special district tournament Page 5A FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers voice their views on arts and heritage landscape ordinance and driving golf Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 193 14 2 sections CLICK I 5O0 Partly Cloudy High Low 98 74 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 56 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 3B Accident kills snarls traffic for hours By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A 57yearold Kyle man was killed Thursday morning in an accident that turned northbound Interstate 35 through New Braunfels into a parking lot for nearly five New Braunfels police Joe Vargas said Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana Guerrero pronounced Tom my Green dead at the scene of the accident and ordered an The body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiners Vargas said Green was southbound in the righthand or slow lane of the 1400 block of Interstate 35 which is between Home Depot and Canyon High when his 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix struck the con crete construction The cars right front tire went flat and it swerved across both south bound across the median into the oncoming northbound where it slammed into a semirractor Green struck the trailer por tion of the hauler just ahead of its rear causing extensive dam age to both Vargas The driver of the a 56year old Uvalde was We investigated the accident and were assisted by fire rescue person Vargas The interstate was shut down for the investigation and removal of the vehicles until just after 9 Vargas said no charges had been filed in connection with the it appears to have been an unfor tragic Vargas Officer Arrests made before contract killer could be found By Ron Maloney StaffWriter When detectives ended their investiga tion into an alleged killing for hire plot with the arrest of a 31yearold Houston they acted quickly out of concern he might solicit a cheaper and a real hit man in place of an undercover The trial of Jonathon and Samantha Kaderli for the alleged criminal conspiracy to kill his entered its third day of testimony Thursday with the officer who headed the investigation describing monitored telephone conversa tions and meetings between one of the sus pects and police informant Tina Childs reportedly approached Lawson because she believed Lawson could help pro cure a contract Lawson informed friends who reported the alleged plot to If convicted before 207th Judicial Dis trict Judge Jack both defendants See ARREST Page 2A Fireworks The Fourth of July cel ebration means fire works and fun for outfitters expecting great holiday weekend By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Bright sun SATURDAY soaring A complete list of temperatures and events scheduled for cool river water the Fourth of will greet the tourists pouring into New Braunfels today for the start of summers midpoint Unlike last years holiday which was marred by rainy the next three days promise to be a boon for river outfit restaurants and Zero owner of Camp Huaco and Rockin R River said campers started arriving last Sunday will be the biggest day of the weekend on the he Tradition this weekend is the biggest for tubing the so well see how things play Thanks to optimum river flow provided by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority 250 cubic feet per second tubers will get a fun but safe City Parks Department River Manager Nathan Pence said he and his staff were See WEEKEND Page 2A STANDING UP FOR GOD Moore says courts have lost their way By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Americans are losing their inalienable rights because the have forgotten about the sovereignty of But former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will not and neither will hun dreds of New Braunfelsers who gathered Thursday to hear him speak about the erosion of God given rights in American By turns fiery Southern preach er andpatient constitutional taw the judge at the center of the Alabama legal fight over a marble Ten Commandments monument told his audience the American legal system was based on the There was no shame on July when the founders evoked Gods law and used it for the basis of our he They knew that God was sover Quoting from memory lengthy passages from the the Dec laration of Independence and other historical documents writ ten by the founding Moore explained the First Amendment never intended to remove God from the public MANDY Judge Roy second from speaks from Mary Dana and Gayna WommackThursday evening before departing for the Independence Day Celebration at the civic Separation does not mean the separation of God and govern he God gives rights and it is the governments job to secure them for who lost his job on the Alabama Supreme Court because he refused to remove the monu ment of the Ten Commandments from state told audience members they had no reason to celebrate over last weeks federal Supreme Court ruling in favor of Texas keeping a similar monu ment on its state capital You can only keep he told because of its historical val not because of the beliefs it stands That decision was the ultimate he The justices believed they were upholding the First but they actually took away our religious They said we can only keep the monu ment if it doesnt mean any Moore also scoffed at the courts decision to expand governments right to take private property under the auspices of eminent Once the justices removed God from the it was easy to See FIGHT Page 3A While serving as chief jus tice of the Alabama Supreme Judge Roy Moore was willing to lose his job rather than remove a monument of the Ten Com A look at how the process played out in Roy Moore takes on the system j 2003 District Myron the rules that the a of monument of Com Ten to placed in the Alabama of the Judicial Building Moore violates First Clause and must 2003 Alabamas judicial ethics panel removed Moore from office for defy ing a federal judges order to remove the 2004 The Supreme Court dis misses an appeal of upholding a decision by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary that removed him from Concerned residents vow to change landscape ordinance By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter If seven concerned New Braun fels residents get their the proposed New Braunfels Tree and Landscape Ordinance will have more amendments than the The group met Thursday night to discuss the proposed ordinance in an informal question and answer session at Oakwood Bap tist The citizens read more than 29 amendments created by organiz er David Will and talked about the possibility of adding up to 71 The exact number will depend on the amount of time I have before the next Will Will urged attendees to pick one amendment familiarize them selves with it and speak on the subject at the ordinances first reading July 11 at City We would like this to be the most environmentally friendly and LANDSCAPE MEETING ft Next meeting 7 July at the Faith United Church of For informa tion Contact David Will at 629 comprehensive ordi nance in the United Will We think we can have this kind of ordinance if the city will make these When asked whether the general population was concerned with land scaping of commercial Will said the attendance of the meeting spoke to the But when they see the effects of this they might he The groups fivepage document describes in detail sections to be with a rationale for and asks for clarification of five The document calls for more diversification of trees and shade islands on parking decreased space between trees and planting of vines on chain link among other The group cited the bareness of the Target and Dollar Tree parking lots as reasons why See LANDSCAPE Page 3A The Uptown Piano Bar is the place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries Downst Prinit1
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