Saturday, July 16, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Ml 1000S71 ADt JULY SOUTHUEST HICROPUDLiSHER 2627 E YftHDELL DR H PASO TX COLLEGE BOUND SIGNING UP San Antonio College and Comal ISO ink agreement to offer classes at Smithson Page 8A SPORTS ON THE PROWL Tiger Woods stretches lead in second round of British Open as Jack Nicklaus says Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 206 16 2 sections CLICK 5O0 8 chance of rain High Low 91 73 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 38 wwm w w f Victim asks jury to impose long sentence By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The victim in a murderforhire scheme said Friday the only way she would feel safe would be if her ex Jonathon drew a long prison Stacy Satterfleld also testified that she could accept probation if a Comal County jury offered it to Benavides convicted Samantha Kaderli The testimony came late Friday in the sentencing hearing for Bena vides and convicted of trying to solicit the hiring of a hit man to kill who is the mother of Benavides young Satterfield told the jurors she was afraid Benavides would do some thing else to harm her if he was placed on Thats frightening because you dont know if theyre sticking to the Satterfield You dont know what they have planned or if they will try it Under questioning by Childs Anthony Satter field acknowledged she was less con cerned by what Childs might If this jury decides to give Saman tha Childs would you be See Page 3A AGAINST ALL ODDS WWII veteran remembers day his plane was shot down By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels resident Joseph Bnulley celebmuy1 liin Fri in a roundabout On July Bradleys B 24 Liberator Heavy Bomber was shot down over Romania and the 20yearold American from Brownwood became a German prisoner of The 81yearold avid golfer can laugh about it but he was not too amused as he and his nine fel low crew members parachuted out of their flaming dodging bullets from enemy soldiers on the I had never parachuted nor have I he Its amazing we all made but we were captured within 30 His capture was but his stay was longterm almost 12 months spent in two different Sta lag Luft The involuntary incarceration gave him time to reflect on what he had gotten himself in A crew of rookies heads to war Bradley joined the Army Air in with the war well He trained as a tail one of four machine gun operators who manned the They put me with a crew of all rookies and sent us to New York to pick up a brand new he Can you believe that The airmen flew the plane in stages to stopping in Puerto Brazil and Casa Once at their makeshift rows of tents nestled in olive the crew was spread between groups with more Bradley flew his first to on his fourth day in DAVID World War II veteran Joe Bradley laughs as he tells a story about his time in the Army Air Corps while going through memorabilia in his New Braunfels Bradley shows off a picture of himself back when he served in the Army Air Corps along with his POW medal and Purple I made it but I watched another plane get he The pilot and radio operator who flew to Italy with me were on that I remember wondering what I had gotten myself As the days crawled Bradley counted off the missions oneby He had to accomplish 50 before he could come I was counting them but we knew we would never make he He was but they got The flight into Romania was the crews 48th They never saw the 25 millime ter shell that tore through the B 24s exploding in a shower of We managed to put out the fires in the but the engines were so we had to he Prisoner of war Bradley and his crewmembers See Page 7A Duck race will let someone win big By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter DAVID Comal County Senior Citizens Center Executive Director Robert L9pez holds up what could be the winning duck while floating in a sea of the Bathtubs arent the only places rubber duckies like to On July up to yellow plastic ducks will make their way through the Comal River in the Comal County Senior Citizens Center fourth annual Lucky Duck The first three ducks to make it through a shoot at Landa Park will win their sponsors cash prizes totaling Cash awards of and will be awarded for second and third The first place winner AT A GLANCE A Quack and Cheese prerace party will be held at 5 July 28 at the Senior Citizens soiree will feature free beer and hors doeurves for a can also win a grand prize if the number on their winning duck matches the number drawn by the insur ance The odds of winning depend on the number of but theyre better than the thats for CCSCC Director Robert Lopez Adoption papers for the ducks can be picked up from local Dominoes and Papa Johns stores as well as the senior The adoption price for each individual duck is The senior center also offers a See Page 3A Quartet of officers praised for behindthe scenes work By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Each Comal County Crime Stop pers chooses as its investigator of the year a detective or team of detectives using a Crime Stoppers apprehends a wanted ill Crime Stoppers recognized four officers as its Investigators of the Despite working behind the sher iffs Max Wommack and deputies Rick Eddy Luna and Jeffrey the Comal County Sheriffs Office warrants got the They deal with some of the communitys mostWanted and often most danger ous The work is not easy because a warrants officer never knows quite what to Thats in part because the warrants divi sion deals with wanted suspects often after theyve been through the legal system See Page 8A COMINGSUNDAY Changes coming Comal County is consid ering raising taxes to meet the needs of con Legislators admit tax changes dont go far enough By April Castro Associated Press Writer AUSTIN As cheerless lawmakers explored a new lax system to pay for pub lic leaders acknowledged Friday that even if they reach an agreement in the remaining days of the special it wont go far enough to modernize the states antiquated business tax proposals will merely patch the law that now allows thousands of business es to avoid A new business tax structure should depict Texas serviceoriented economy and should be fair and broad what weve been trying to do said Jim an Eastland Republican who has led the I louse taxwriting We werent that successful this In the final days of the special legislative a panel of 1 louse and Senate nego tiators are working to hammer out a com promise between proposals that each chamber has already Huch body rejected separate attempts to restructure the stales business in favor of a watered See Page 3A THE SONIER GROUP ERA Lee Edwards Realty R Unmatched Attention For Your Real Estate Needs R 0 Q Y SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier or Jerry Sonier w