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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                W TT AUGUST HERALD SPORTS STATE CHAMPS New Braunfels 11yearold Little League baseballers savoring state championship Page 5 FORUM COLUMN Melodye Pinson writes how Carter Casteel set an exam ple other legislators should Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 219 10 1 section K 500 Mostly sunny High Low 10071 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 7 8 6 6 4 3 5 7 airport expansion bond sought By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfelsers planning trips to Las Vegas might soon be able to fly out of the citys air port instead of driving to San Antonio to catch a Scheduled flights to Sin City are just one possibility with the municipal airports planned a partnership between New Braunfels and air port tenant Silver State Heli If the million project will include hanger and classroom space for Silver States new training school for fixed wing maintenance and air traffic control an air traffic control tower and a fixed base operations The Industrial Development Corporation 4B Board mem bers already have said they are willing to provide million for the control See Page 2 Mayor Bruce Boyer NBISD to discuss drug test policy By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer Two informational meetings to discuss the New Braunfels Independent School Districts random drug testing policy have been scheduled for today and Both meetings will take place at 6 in the New Braunfels High School auditori NBISD Public Infor mation Officer Steph anie Ferguson said a representative from Pinnacle Medical Man agement and a physi cian would be on hand AT A GLANCE I What NBISD Informational meetings I When 6 today and Thursday S Where New Braunfels High School auditorium to answer questions about We have sent out information in reg istration packets and its available on the Web but we hope parents will attend if they have Ferguson See Page 3 Getting fit Kolbe CYLINDRICAL MURALS Anytime Fitness opens business in third new location in a Kolbe earns honor for local crime prevention By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A Comal County Sheriffs deputy has been recognized by a statewide associa tion for his years of work in crime Sheriffs Tim Kolbe was declared 2005 Outstanding Crime Prevention Spe cialist for the State of Texas by the Texas Crime Prevention Asso The award was pre sented at the associa tions annual convention conducted in San Kolbe said he was grateful for the recog Its a real shot in the and helps See Page 2 i Photos by DAVID Seele Elementary fourthgrader Autumn Bush sits next to one of the trash cans she helped paint for Landa Seele Elementary fourthand fifthgraders painted trash cans for Landa Hinnemann Island and the turning them into works of Seele students decorate trash cans to beautify city By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The Downtown Plaza is a lot clean er and more colorful than it used to thanks to the artistic talents of some local elementary school Last Parks Director Stacey Laird was surveying the Parks Department trash can inventory when she realized a number of the monochrome green cans needed a new paint Instead of handing the task over to her maintenance Laird enlisted the help of Seele Elementary fourthand fifthgraders to trans form the trash receptacles into works of I wanted to take a mundane item and make it she Each of the schools classes got its very own can and paint provided by the Parks Department and went to town creating its own cylindrical See Page 2 NASA to conduct spacewalk to fix filler material TheTexas Commission on En vironmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Governments has declared today an Air Quality Health Alert Reduce unnecessary vehicle Carpool if possible or combine all errands into one Avoid use of drive through lanes or Dont refuel during Avoid use of gaspowered yard Avoid exterior CLICK ONTHEWEB Pollution levels are posted online at By Marcia Dunn AP Aerospace Writer SPACE Houston NASA said Monday it will send out a spacewalking astronaut to fix two worrisome pieces of filler material protruding from Discoveiys belly a highstakes operation to repair a problem that could threaten the shuttle during Engineers simply do not know enough about the problem and its consequences to leave it unattend so the fabric strips will be pulled out or cut Wednesday to set our minds at said deputy shuttle program manager Wayne At the end of the the bottom line is there is large uncertainty because nobody has a very good han AT A GLANCE B For more information on the Discovery visit NASAs Web site at die on the aerodynamics at those alti tudes and at those Hale Given that large degree of uncertain life could be normal during entry or some bad tilings could It will be a spacewalking first Astronauts have never ventured under an orbiting shuttle and have never attempted to fix their ships thermal shielding in Mission managers spent tliree days trying to decide whether the dangling strips of stiff ceramicfiber cloth could cause dangerous overheating during reentry and lead to another Colum biatype The possibility of exceeding the shuttles certified limits was very Hale calling it a place we dont want to Both pieces are sticking out about an inch theyre supposed to fill the thin gaps between thermal It will be a largely unrehearsed with the risk that the astronaut Stephen might accidentally dam age Discoverys fragile thermal shield and make matters The plan calls for Robinson to perform the operation on the end of the international space stations 58 foot robot which would bend and wrap around the side of Dis covery to enable him to reach all the way   

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