Tuesday, August 16, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas ALDZEITUNG SPORTS FLYING WIN Phil Mickelson wins 87th PGA Championship with birdie on the final Page 5 FORUM COLUMN Dick Morris writes how Pirro Clinton fight for Senate seat will be a battle Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 230 12 1 section C K I 5O0 cloudy High Low 98 74 Details 6 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS i w i vn unyavW w V1 WWVVV IMmuwu IfHIWftltWV 19WW TflW wwKW NBISD employees to get pay raises By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees gave employees a 5 percent raise 1 percent more than Superintendent Ron Reaves rec District employees also pock eted a stipend to offset insurance a benefit that used to be funded from state The increase will cost the dis trict roughly only of which was account ed for in this years The additional expense will come from reserve Teachers and administrators who were waiting to hear what they would take home with their first paycheck of the school year applauded loudly after the boards unanimous Reaves reminded trustees they still were at the mercy of See Page 3 Trustee Ed Clark Limmer to undergo polygraph By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal County Deputy sheriff Jimmy Limmer will face a polygraph examina tion this week to determine his involve ment in his wifes alleged embezzlement of customer funds at First Commercial Sheriff Bob Holder would not name the specific day for the testing but did say he would have his internal investigation complet ed by the middle of the Our investigation is Holder told the HeraldZeitung I hope to wrap it up by the end of the day Using Holder said Friday he would either clear Lim mers name or fire Holders investigation was initiated after Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip announced Lynn Limmer was the only suspect in the alleged embezzlement of money from customers at First Com mercial Bank officials initiated the internal audit after being notified of a problem by a cus Waldrip said he expected to have enough information from the banks internal inves tigation by the end of this week to official ly open a criminal Limmer resigned from the bank July Less than a week she resigned from the New Braunfels City At the time of her she cited family issues as the cause for stepping First Commercial Bank is on Texas 46 about a half mile west of Loop The bank has branches in New Braunfels and Sheriff Bob Holder CLASSROOM SQUEEZE COMING SUNDAY Rolling to health Stroller Fit New Braunfels aims to help mothers with young children to stay fit Retired Naval Chief Bob Lewis pulls out his old uniform and explains the stripes on the arm one stripe for 4 years of serviceand tells how its missing one stripe for his last four MANDY HeraldZeitung Photos by MANDY Vicky and Miranda man the counselor conference signup station at OakRun Friday Tina signs up for a meeting with daughter Students might face busing as caps are met OakRun school nurse Laurie approves Justin Roberts immunization chart before letting Justin and his moth move on to the next station in By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Two weeks of registration at cam puses all across Comal County have proved what local education offi cials have been saying for the last area needs more One Comal Independent School District Specht Ele was capped for this and New Braunfels Independent School District administrators are considering capping fifth grade at two of their Seele Ele mentary and Memorial Intermedi Schools are considered or maxed when registration lev els exceed the maximum capacity for a specific grade Earlier this CISD administrators set Spechts maximum at 154 students in each Based on current registration lev four Specht thirdgraders will be bused to nearby Rahe Bulverde Elementary a week from now when school They might not be the only With 150 students registered already for and more children continuing to regis ter every Principal Linda Swanson said she expected the schools youngest students to be See Page 2 On VJ resident remembers serving in Asia By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Bob Lewis was 24 years old and six years into a Navy career when the Japanese attacked Pearl where he served in the Hawaiian now 88 and retired at Canyon spent the next nearly four years with forces fighting his way from island to Of I went ahead and finished out it was something like three years and eight months we fought them clear through Guadal Lewis When Japan surrendered Lewis remem bers where he We all were in the engine and we were in charge of the Lewis During Navy ships operated their fireboxes below the threshold where they produced black The officer of the deck called down to us and We have dropped the atomic the war is So would you tell the flreroom go ahead and smoke heavy It had ABOUT V J DM I VJ Day is the day of victo ry for the Allied forces over Japan during World War I It is calculated both as the end of the and when Japan official ly been tliree eight months since we Lewis woixi came down from the bridge that an enemy plane was flying they had to clear the The war was but we had to shoot him Lewis That was the way it people didnt get the Lewis works when he can on a liistory of his 20 years in the Navy particularly the Second World I thought it would take us six months to beat the Japan he it took us tliree years and eight When Lewis got back to San Franciscos Treasure he went on pass and went down See VJ Page 3 All you can eatCatfish everyFriday From 11 to 10 259 Loop 337 Ninv Tuo locations in Seguin to serve